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Stopper, Lawrence Joseph
Birth: Saturday, July 14, 1945
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 71
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World War II ended in Europe in May 1945. It was over in the Pacific in August and Lawrence Joseph Stopper was born on July 14th in Stevens Point, WI. His mom always said, "he was born between war and peace". Larry later served as a member of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, but lived his life giving peace and love to others until his death on January 12, 2017 at the age of 71 following a long illness. His parents were Adolph and Agnes (Hoffman) Stopper. After his dad returned from service in WWII the family bought a home in West Allis, Wisconsin. Soon after they added a baby sister, Helene, whom Larry loved and fearlessly protected.

Larry was an energetic kid, always surrounded by friends. If he wasn't tossing a football, a baseball or playing ice hockey he was working part-time as a paperboy, in the neighborhood butcher shop or picking summer crops. He served as an altar boy at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, attended school there, and through these years remained in contact with his favorite teacher Sister Collean Walsh C.S.A. Later he attended and played football at West Milwaukee High School.

After graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1968. Soon after he met the love of his life and forever best friend, Bonnie Corcoran. They married in June 1969. Throughout his academic life, he hated tests, but took one in 1970 that resulted in his twenty year career as an Officer in the White House Branch of the Uniformed Division of the U.S. Secret Service. Suitland, Maryland became their initial home. There Bonnie began what became 35 year middle school teaching career in Prince George County. They moved to Waldorf in 1978.

The pride they took in their work was never out matched by the pride they took in their son, Sean Michael, who was born in 1982. More joy, a grandson Seth, was added in 2006. Besides family, friends, and colleagues Larry's other loves were his annual family vacation on Lake Onalaska, WI, fishing, golf and the Green Bay Packers! All who knew Larry remember his stories, jokes and fact that it didn't matter to him if he looked silly in a party hat just as long as it made you laugh.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Bonnie, son Sean, grandson Seth, sister Helene and brother-in-law Bob Cross of Indianapolis, IN, brother-in-law Walt Mahlke of Winona, MN and many Wisconsin cousins and extended family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on January 24th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 100 Village Street, Waldorf. Burial will take place in Ettrick, WI at a future date. Gifts in Larry's memory can be made to the "Care of Senior Sisters Fund", The Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes 320 County K Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54937. Cremation services were provided by Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, MD.

Beale, Keisha Michelle
Birth: Friday, July 29, 1983
Residence: Marbury, Maryland
Death: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 33
Laid to Rest: Monday, January 23, 2017 in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Marbury, Maryland
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Keisha Beale quietly transitioned to eternal life on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Keisha Michelle Beale was born on July 29, 1983 to Purnell Anthony Beale and Shirley Daphanie Wheeler at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Maryland. Keisha was then raised from birth by David Wayne Swann, Sr. and Yvonne Wheeler Swann of Marbury, Maryland. Keisha was the center love of everyone's heart.

Keisha graduated from Lackey High School in 2001. Keisha worked for Wendy's, Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Walmart of La Plata, Maryland. Keisha enjoyed playing cards, music, karaoke, writing poems, rapping, doing modern and spiritual dancing and spending time with family and friends. But, most of all, she loved spending time with all of her children. Keisha's words of wisdom to us were, "struggles are required in order to survive in life because in order to standup you gotta know what falling down is like." Keisha stated that she had 99 problems of living, but had 100 blessings from the love of her family and friends.

Keisha was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Wheeler and sister, Candace Swann. Keisha leaves to mourn and cherish precious memories, three daughters, Quenasha Johnson Keys, Sierra Johnson, Brianna Scott, two sons, Javontae Beale Scott and Khalil Beale, six brothers, Anthony, Michael, Darrell Beale, Jermain David Swann, Jr. (Lekevia), Calton King, sisters, Cartina, Stephanie Beale, Taneasha Swann King (Raymond), Terry Swann Price and Renee King, goddaughter, Z'iara Swann and a host of family and friends.

Viewing, 10:00 am until time of service, 11:00 am on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Marbury, Maryland. Interment, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home.

Riggs, Dennis Todd
Birth: Tuesday, April 12, 1960 in Terra Haute, Indiana
Death: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 56
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Dennis Todd Riggs died unexpectedly on January 12, 2017 in La Plata, MD at the age of 56.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Joyce Conlon Riggs; children, Jennifer Riggs Driban and husband Nick of Baltimore, MD and Allison (Riggs) Madden and husband Daniel of New Orleans, LA; one grandchild, Caroline Driban; parents, Georganna Bender of Longwood, FL, and Clarence Riggs of Winter Park, FL; grandmother, Margaret Hawkins; and siblings, Mindy Rhoades and Becky Forrester. Dennis is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Hawkins, and his paternal grandparents, Mable and Chester Riggs.

Dennis was born on April 12, 1960 in Terra Haute, IN. He graduated from Lake Brantley HS in Longwood, FL in 1978. He attended Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida) before joining the United States Air Force, where he served on active duty for 4 years, followed by 6 years in the DC Air National Guard. He married Joyce Conlon, his high school sweetheart in 1982. After moving to Waldorf, Dennis worked as a Civil Engineer for Lorenzi, Dodds, & Gunnill, DH Stefens, and most recently Ben Dyer.

Dennis was a member of the New Life Church in La Plata, and before that St. Joseph's Church in Pomfret where he volunteered in many capacities. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pomfret Chapter and the Rotary Club of La Plata. Dennis was an accomplished cook and enjoyed using his talents for the benefit of others in the community through volunteering at the Wayside Food Bank and numerous other soup kitchens in Charles County, MD. He served on the building committees for St Joseph's Church and Archbishop Neale School after the La Plata tornado. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St Joseph's and as a youth advisor at St. Philip's church in Camp Springs.

He was a devoted husband and generous, dedicated father who coached soccer, volunteered at dance recitals, and became an honorary member of the Girl Scouts for his daughters. Dennis loved the water and enjoyed sailing, surfing, diving, water skiing, and flying his kite at the beach. His favorite place in the world was the four-wheel drive section of the Outer Banks, NC. His other passions included camping, woodworking, tennis, classic rock, and driving his jeep with the top down.

Dennis never met a stranger. He treated everyone as a friend, generously gave of his time and talents, and never hesitated to help a person in need. He was fun-loving and charismatic. He had a big heart and was dedicated to his family and friends who meant everything to him.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at New Life Church in La Plata, with a reception immediately following. Pastors Chris Wagnon and Aaron Rummage will officiate the ceremony. All are invited and welcome to attend and celebrate Dennis' life.

Contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to the Joseph C. Ferrante Memorial Scholarship Fund at or sent to Joseph C. Ferrante Memorial Scholarship Fund, Golden Beach Patuxent Knolls Civic Association, P.O. Box 106, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.

Hoffman, Clarita Ann
Birth: Sunday, July 03, 1932 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Clarita "Tootsie" Ann Hoffman, 84, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on January 12, 2017 at SagePoint Senior Living Services. Clarita was born on July 3, 1932 in Washington, DC to the late Camillo "Pops" and Elizabeth Annie (Sonntag) Vaccaro.

Clarita worked for 35 years as an Administrative Assistant for Franks Duplicating Services in the National Press Building in Washington, DC. She was an avid BINGO player and all around sports fan who enjoyed cheering for a few of her favorite teams; the Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles and whoever was wrestling. She was part of a large family in which she was very proud of her Italian heritage. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed eating MD crabs and oysters.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Paul William Hoffman, daughter Alice Miller, three brothers; Vince, Jimmy and Mike and four sisters; Bertha, Anna, Catherine and Serita. She is survived by two sons; Paul Hoffman (Sandy) and James Hoffman (Maria), four daughters; Teresa Curry, Pam Bishop (Ralph), Cheryl Brooks (Denis) and Tammy Grant, 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a sister Christina Burcham.

Gathering of family and friends will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10:00AM until time of service at 12:00PM at Raymond Funeral Service, 5635 Washington Ave, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, MD 20623 at 1:45PM.

Memorial contributions are requested to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite B50 North, Washington, DC 2036 and/or American Cancer Society, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.

Fowler, Raymond Eldridge, Jr.
Birth: Monday, October 08, 1945 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 71
Laid to Rest: in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Raymond Eldridge "Ray" Fowler Jr., 71, of Prince Frederick passed away January 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 8, 1945 in Prince Frederick to Raymond Eldridge, Sr. and Irene Virginia (Buck) Fowler. Ray was raised in Dares Beach and Broomes Island and he attended Calvert County public schools. He was an auto body mechanic and owned and operated Custom Auto Body in Clinton. Ray enjoyed drag racing, gardening, bird watching, animals and spending time with his family, especially his daughters.

Ray is survived by daughter Tonya R. Fowler (Dennis Windsor) of Huntingtown, his father Raymond E. Fowler, Sr. of Prince Frederick, mother Irene (Buck) Fowler of Lusby, and grandson Raymond Andrew Fowler of Huntingtown. Also surviving are brothers Donnie and Richie Fowler, both of Prince Frederick, and Gerald "Bootie" Fowler of Lusby and sister Theresa Cranford of Huntingtown. Ray was preceded in death by daughter Lori Lynn Fowler, brother James Fowler and a sister Joyce Ann Fowler. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

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