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|Crook, William Austin, Sr.
|William Austin Crook, Sr., 54, of Prince Frederick, MD died in his home on September 4, 2014. He was one of seven children born to Leslie Lloyd and Mary Jean Earle Crook. He had lived in Bowie, MD before moving to Calvert County this year. |
William was a union electrician and had worked for Hallmark Electric for most of his career. He enjoyed socializing with friends and boating. He was a member of Legion Post 66, Disney-Bell, in Bowie, MD.
William is survived by his sons, William Crook, Jr. and his fiancée, Michelle Regan of Prince Frederick and James Crook who is stationed in Hawaii; brothers, Leslie Crook and his wife, Marlene of Ocean Pines, MD, Robert Crook and his wife Brenda of Berlin, MD, Warren Crook and his wife Sharon of Ocean Pines, Earl Crook and his wife, Ann of Bowie and Richard Crook and his wife Carol of Hyattsville, MD and one sister, Alice Loffler and her husband Steve of Olney, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at calverthospice.org. Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home P.A.
|Baer, Nancy Louise
Birth: 1941-08-12 in Springfield, Illinois
|Nancy Louise Baer, age 73, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away September 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1941 in Springfield, IL to Robert G. and Alma H. (Carson) Westover. |
She was raised in Springfield and attended the University of Illinois before transferring to the University of Denver, where she met and married Leonard R. Baer of Hammond, IL on November 8, 1963. The couple moved to the Washington, D.C. area and settled in Prince Georges County before moving to Calvert County in 1969.
As a young woman, Nancy was employed by the Illinois Bell Telephone Company and, in Denver, the Mountain States Telephone Company. Moving to Maryland, Nancy raised a family before returning to the workforce, this time employed by the Prince George’s Community College, where she officially completed her Associate’s Degree in Education.
Nancy became an administrative assistant at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), before becoming an executive assistant at Phoebus Communications, a small Beltway consulting firm. When her children were younger, Nancy spent 11 years as a co-leader of the Calvert Caballeros 4-H Horse and Pony Club.
What defined Nancy was her thirst for knowledge and passion for engaging in life. Nancy was an outdoor enthusiast and an avid horse lover. She enjoyed gardening, kayaking, skiing, bicycling, horseback riding, reading, cooking and being at the beach.
Nancy was a member of the Chesapeake Woodturners Club. Being well-read, she enjoyed discussing current events and world affairs. However, Nancy’s keenest interest was family and would always organize family gatherings for holidays, birthdays and vacations. She also immersed herself in a multi-year genealogy project, doing in-depth research into the history of both sides of the family. Nancy’s favorite pastime was supporting her grandchildren’s activities.
Nancy was preceded in death by her son Kevin R. Baer on October 17, 2013. Surviving are her husband Leonard R. Baer, daughter Darcy B. Woessner and her husband Andrew M. of Great Falls, VA, grandchildren Kollin R. Baer of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Jessica M. and Emma L. Woessner of Great Falls, VA, and brother Jack P. Westover and his wife Becky of Minocqua, WI.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Sauerwein, John Garber
|John "Jack" Garber Sauerwein, age 82, of Waldorf, MD, died on September 4, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Joe Sauerwein of Shady Side, Maryland. |
Jack worked on the family farm during his years. He was pre-deceased by his parents and a sister.
Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Jenifer, Joseph Leroy
|Joseph Leroy Jenifer (affectionately known as Donald), peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday September 4, 2014. Joseph was born on December 17, 1944, to the late William DeSales Jenifer and the late MaryAnn Toye. |
Donald was preceded in death by his sons William, Patrick (Lee), and Joseph (Maurice). His siblings Richard, Agnes, and Doris.
Joseph was educated through the Charles County Public Schools system. He later started his emplyment with WSSC, retiring after 20 years of service. He was later employed with PEPCO until his health declined.
Joseph enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending to his lawn, and playing cards. But his favorite past time was watching WWE on television.
Joseph met and fell in love with, Eleanor (Tootie) Shorter in 1967. They later wed on July 12, 1982.
Joseph is survived by his wife Eleanor, his sons (Darryl Kitt (Eleanor), Peter Shorter (Cecilia), Keith Shorter (Maurishka), daughters Eleanor Shorter-Johnson (Cardinal), Jeannette Turner (Richard), Sandra Shorter (James), and Donna Shorter (Delmont). His brothers John Coates, Harry Coates (Helen), James Toye, Daniel Jenifer (Elaine), David Jenifer, and Bruce Jenifer (Linda), sisters Irene Coates, Mary Toye (Jimmy), Eva Toye, Anna Mae Toye, Helen Hargrove, Janet Long (John), Yolanda Plater, Betty Jennifer, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as other extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday September 11, 2014 at St. Marys Catholic Church, 13705 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Adams Funeral Home.
|Dixon, Harry Oswald, Jr.
|Harry Oswald Dixon JR, 70, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away September 3, 2014 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his loving family. Born March 20, 1944, he was the son of the late Harry Oswald Dixon, Sr. and Edna Augusta Sauer Dixon.|
In 1962, Harry graduated from Margaret Brent High School. On July 13, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Lucy Vallandingham at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morganza, MD. Together they celebrated 51 wonderful years of marriage.
He proudly served in the United States Army from February 1966 until his honorable discharge in January 1968. He served during the Vietnam War, earning the Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter (Rifle) Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He was employed by Bell Atlantic Telephone Company (Verizon). He retired as an Engineer with over 28 years of dedicated service in December 1991.
Harry loved to be on the water. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and crabbing. He enjoyed camping, especially in Virginia and Pennsylvania, with his favorite destination being in Colonial Beach, where he liked to spend time with the family over the summer. Harry's favorite vacation was on a cruise off the Southern Caribbean at Megan's Beach. He had a green thumb and grew several large, beautiful vegetable gardens every year. He was also very skilled in many things, and could fix just about anything; which he taught his son-in-law (Fred) and grandson (Freddy).
In most recent years he enjoyed spending the month of January with his wife and lifelong friends vacationing in Florida. However, his greatest love was for his family, in which he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife, Harry is also survived by his daughters, Michelle (Shelly) Dixon Evans (Frederick, Jr.) of California, MD and Kelly Anne Dixon Hammett of Hollywood, MD; and five grandchildren, Frederick (Freddy) William Evans III of California, MD, Kevin Allen Hammett of Hollywood, MD, Bradley Dixon Evans of California, MD, Megan Marie Hammett of Hollywood, MD, Alexander Cole Evans of California, MD; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is also survived by sisters, Diana Hendersan and Chloe Crime.
Family will receive friends for Harry's Life Celebration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Rev. Ann Strickland on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mount Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will follow at Vallandingham Family Cemetery in Clements, MD.
Servings as pallbearers will be Lynn Hudson, Phil Clarke, Tommy Ford, Bosie Farrell, Bob Chicwak, Irving Vallandingham. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and his brother-in-law, Jim Vallandingham.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N, Building A, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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