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|Smith, Wayne Ronald
Birth: 1930-03-20 in Sac City, Iowa
|Wayne Ronald Smith of Waldorf, Maryland, died on October 13, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare Center in La Plata, MD. He was 84 years old. Born on March 20, 1930 in Sac City, Iowa he was the son of the late Mabel Sneering Smith and the late George W. Smith. |
Mr. Smith enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1947 and went to Boot Camp in San Diego, CA, then to Electronics Technician “A” School at Treasure Island in San Francisco. He was assigned to the USS Saint Paul in 1949 and was sent to Korea in 1950. He was Honorably Discharged in 1951. Upon his discharge from active duty, Mr. Smith worked on Government Contracts at the University of Denver.
The Colorado and Southern Railroad company trained him as a railroad telegrapher and station agent, from 1954 to 1956. In 1956, he re-enlisted and was attached to Lorac Support Team 4, homeport at Treasure Island and later assigned to the Lorac Support Team 7 in Honolulu, HI. In 1959, he attended Submarine School and Basic Nuclear Power Engineering Course in New London, CT as well as Prototype Training in Windsor, CT. He was then accepted in the Limited Duty Officer (LOD) Program in 1961. He received a direct commission and remained in the Nuclear Power Training until Admiral Hyman Rickover decided in 1964 that the LDO Program was no longer needed.
For the next nine years, Mr. Smith served as an Electronics Officer at NAVCOMMSTA, Iceland, then as a Plans Officer at NAVCOMMSTA in Washington, DC near Andrews AFB, MD, in the Philippines and back in Washington, DC. His last tour was in Antarctica as a Communications Officer for NAVSUP. He retired from the Navy in October of 1973 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After his naval career, he worked for Validity Inc. on communications projects. He also attended Benjamin Franklin University for his degree in Accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant and co-owned Smith and Brewer Accounting Firm in Waldorf.
Mr. Smith was a Life Member of the Military Officers Association of America since 1988 and Charter Member of the General William Smallwood Chapter of MOAA Charter Member where he served as Chapter President for four years and Treasurer for 16 years. He also served as President of the Maryland Council of Chapters. He was a Life Member of American Legion Post 293, a member of the VFW Post 8810, the Korean War War Veterans Association, the La Plata Lions Club (for 33 years / 1978-2011), and served as Treasurer of the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum in Charles County. His served the Charles County Fair as the Assistant Superintendent in the Tobacco and Garden Building. Mr. Smith was a member of the Southern Maryland Antique Power Association, owning several John Deere tractors. He would participate in Tractor Pulls in St. Mary’s County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Wayne R. Smith Jr. and his grandson Ryan Davis. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Phyllis B. Smith; his children Peggy Coons, Bill Davis and his wife Deborah, John Davis and his wife Barbara; his sisters Marie Ramstad, Shirley Kitsmiller, and Mavis Sams; his brother Darrell Smith; his grandchildren Bonnie Smith, Brian Coons, Gregory Coons, Kevin Davis, Allison Sellick and Lauren Davis; his great grandchildren Andrew Rosas, Jacob Coons, Hunter Coons, Connor Coons, Alexander Davis, Connor Sellick, Emmy Rose Sellick, and Leah Smith.
Visitation on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2PM to 5PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD. 20646 where Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 beginning at 11AM. Interment to follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers may be made to Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum, PO Box 2123, La Plata, MD 20646 or to Lions Club Camp Merrick, PO Box 56, Nanjemoy, MD 20662. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Reed, Tina Wanda
Birth: 1950-12-17 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Tina Wanda (Loveland) Reed, 63, of Waldorf, MD died on October 13, 2014 at her home. She was born on December 17, 1950 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Floyd and Dorothy Loveland. She is also predeceased by her husband Marshall Reed. |
She is survived by her sons Floyd Reed (Stacy) and Donald Reed, daughter April Ratley (James), brother David Loveland, and sister Ruth Acree. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren.
Tina loved to shop and watch movies.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 until service time at 11 AM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Harding, Frederick Leonard, Jr.
Birth: 1930-03-27 in Sandgates, Maryland
|Frederick "Leonard" Harding, Jr., 84, passed away on October 12, 2014 at Hospice House of Saint Mary's in Callaway, MD.|
He was born on March 27, 1930 in Sandgates, MD and lived his entire life in Saint Mary's County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Leonard Harding, Sr. and Lille Mae Harding (nee Downs), and his sister Louise LeBlanc.
Leonard graduated from Margaret Brent High School on June 17, 1948. He started his electrical career in 1951 and earned his Master Electrician License in November 1965. He founded his company, Leonard Harding, Jr. Electrical Contractor, in January 1966 and operated the company for 24 years, providing electrical contracting services throughout Southern Maryland and providing employment and benefits to many employees during these years. Leonard always had the reputation as being a hard worker, an honest business man, and a caring employer, providing vacation time, health insurance, and retirement benefits while many similar employers did not.
Leonard was a loving husband, friend, daddy, granddad, and great-granddad. All of his "kids" loved spending time with "Pop". He had a great love of the water, enjoying fishing, crabbing, and taking his children water skiing. He passed this love on to his wife and the succeeding generations, teaching them the skills needed to enjoy these activities. His lifelong dream was to live on the water, which he did for the last 24 years in Ridge, MD, happily and freely sharing his home with his family. He loved entertaining his family in "Ridge". He also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and pin shuffle.
He was member of American Legion Post 255 in Ridge for 24 years and earned the title of Life Member. He spent many hours raising funds from individuals and businesses for American Legion Baseball in support of youth.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 60+ years Margaret Ann Harding (nee Guy), daughters, Margaret (Peggy) Haskin (Donald), Barbara White (Billy), Rebecca (Becky) Spitzgo (Bill), and son, Frederick L. Harding, III (Debbie). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Matthew Haskin (Kathryn), Andrew Beal (Gaby), Daniel Beal (Fiancé Nahir), Michael Haskin (Stacey), Kimberly Gravely (Jason), Frederick L. Harding, IV, and Marissa Emeigh; step-grandchildren: Will Spitzgo, Emily Stevens (Brandon), Bryan Wells, and Jessica Hare, as well eight great-grandchildren with 2 more expected. He is also survived by sisters Betty Drury, Mary Jane Brookbank (Marcus), Katherine Buss, and his brother, Earl Harding (Ann).
Family will receive friends for Leonard's Life Celebration on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m. followed by prayers by the American Legion Post 255, at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Pastor Doug and Lori Hays on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment will be private.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Matthew Haskin, Andrew Beal, Daniel Beal, Kimberly Gravely, Michael Haskin, and Frederick L. Harding, IV.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456 Ridge, MD 20680; Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; and the American Legion Post 255, P.O. Box 237, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Wood, Ronald Elbert, Sr.
|Ronald Elbert Wood, Sr., 78, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away October 12, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center. Born June 3, 1936 in Clinton, MD, he was the son of John Elbert Wood and Hilda Magdalene Simmons Wood.|
Ronald worked as an electrical inspector for WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) until his retirement. He then became co-owner, working with his son Ron, at Wood Brothers Doors and Hardware in Mechanicsville, MD. He enjoyed yard sales, collecting clocks, watching game shows, taking Sunday drives, doing word searches and loved dogs.
Predeceased by his parents and sister, Beverly Ann Peters, Ronald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Florence Bauman Wood; children, Ron Wood, Rhonda Jackson (husband, Jamie), John Wood (wife, Lisa) and Robin LeBlond, MD (husband, Kelly); 4 grandchildren, Jason Jackson (fiancé, Jessie), Christina Brown (husband, William), Madelyn LeBlond and Eli LeBlond; 1 great grandchild, Jason Jackson, Jr.
The family will have a Memorial Life Celebration at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ronald's name to the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
|Roquemore, Barbara Jean
|Peacefully on October 12, 2014, Barbara Jean Vann Roquemore departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite for a memorial service on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at Oasis of Victory Christian Church, 21779 Tulagi Place, Lexington Park, MD. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.|
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