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|Garrity, Norma Theresa
|Norma Theresa Gerrity, 90, of Waldorf, MD died on October 21, 2014 at the Genesis Waldorf Center.|
Norma was a bookkeeper in the garment industry for 30 plus years and was of the Catholic faith. She loved sewing, reading, playing with her dog, and was known as a loving mother and grandmother.
She is the daughter of the late Lawrence Pautasso and the late Emilia Laparia Pautasso. She is also predeceased by her late husband, Robert Edwin Gerrity. She is survived by her son, Robert L. Gerrity and his wife Kathie and two grandchildren, Kevin and Megan Gerrity.
Funeral Services and Interment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD.
|Vincent, Ruth Sarah
Birth: 1915-10-24 in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania
|Ruth S. Vincent, age 98, of Hughesville, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin F. Vincent. Ruth was born in Nanty Glo, PA., on October 24, 1915, and grew up in Johnstown, PA. She was the daughter of the late Jesse James Cameron and Sylvia Davis Cameron. |
She is survived by four children, Edwin Cameron Vincent (Dolores); William Thomas Vincent (Dorothy); Cheryl Vincent Dolinger and Lauren Dale Vincent (Patricia). Ruth is also survived by six grandchildren, Deborah Vincent Iradi, Christopher Vincent, Camille Kaplan, Shari Vincent, Fred Dolinger, and Ray Dolinger; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Vincent, Christopher Vincent Jr., Zoe Iradi, Caden Iradi, and Julie Tartisel.
Ruth and Edwin were married on June 29, 1935 and shortly thereafter moved to Washington, D.C. where they raised their four children. Ruth enjoyed her role as homemaker and dedicated her life to her family. Throughout the years, her hobbies included sewing and needlework, cooking and baking, ceramics, and puzzling. She was a devoted Christian and actively participated in her church community.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Bookwalter, Marion Eugene
Birth: 1948-06-04 in Mount Union, Pennsylvania
|Marion "Bookie" Eugene Bookwalter, 66, of Mechanicsville, MD died peacefully on October 21, 2014. Born on June 4, 1948 in Mount Union, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Junior Miles and Betty Tate Bookwalter.|
Marion loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed riding his four wheeler and visiting his neighbors. He was also known as the local weatherman, always staying informed on the weather.
Marion is survived by his wife, Mary Bookwalter, his children, Billy Bookwalter (Willa) of Mechanicsville, MD, Danni Sue Quade of Pennsylvania, Amy Lee Howell (Paul) of Lusby, MD, Rebecca Ann Bookwalter of Mechanicsville, MD, David Marion Bookwalter (Crystal) of Mechanicsville, MD and thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Marion is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister.
A memorial service will be held on November 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, MD. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Rock, Robert Hughes
|Robert H. Rock, 77, of California, MD passed away on October 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a long bout with cancer. Robert was born in Greenfield, MA on January 2, 1937, the son of the late Clifford M. and Margie (Hughes) Rock.|
He attended Elementary School in Erving Center and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School, class of 1955. Upon graduation, he entered the Navy as an Airman Recruit and retired honorably as a Chief Petty Officer in 1974. During his naval career, Bob served in a variety of positions, including Night check Maintenance Supervisor for P-3 aircraft, Aircrew on P-3 series aircraft, and was instrumental in establishing a fleet training program for P-3 maintenance personnel. Among his awards included the Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.
After retiring from the Navy, he went to work in the private sector with Tracor on the TSC program. Eighteen months later he reentered government service and went to work at the ASW R&M Department. He retired from civil service as a GS13 in 1994 and consulted until 1998 to NAVAIRSYSCOM on P3 FMS cases for Korea and Pakistan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra of 54 years, son Robert and wife Dawn of Mechanicsville, Michael and his wife Kimberly of Hollywood and grandchildren Victoria, Elizabeth, Kyle, and Conner. Also survived by his sister Sandra Hoskin of Asheville, NC. and sisters-in-law Bonnie (Francis) O'Sullivan of Greenfield, MA; Diane (Charlie) Rinehart and Kristie (John) Yarasavych of Lake Worth, FL and nieces and nephews.
Bob was a diehard Red Sox fan and enjoyed golf and perennial flower gardening. He was a member of the FRA, a Master Mason, member of the Scottish Rite 32 degree and Boumi Temple Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S.
Family will receive visitors on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. on October 31, 2014 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), P.O. Box 1232 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P. A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Chastain, Gordon Webster
|Gordon Webster Chastain, Jr., of Waldorf, MD died October 21, 2014 at the age of 78. Born on June 28, 1936, he was an avid hunter throughout his entire life, and also enjoyed building model aircraft, reading and working puzzles He loved his cats and spending time with his great grand daughter Gabby.|
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Chastain; his son Sean Chastain of Welcome; his grand daughter Krista Chastain of Hughesville; his great grand daughter Gabby Goshorn of Hughesville; his sister in law Sally Springer of Ocean City.
Visitation on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 from 10am to 12pm at Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, MD. Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD. Pallbearers are Doug Helms, Fred Phipps, Jr., Justin Phipps, Robert Raby, Sr., Craig Simpson and Matt Westerfield. Honorary pallbearer is Fred Phipps, Sr.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland.
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