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|Sparrow, Charlene Farrall
Birth: 1942-06-21 in La Plata, Maryland
|Charlene Farrall Sparrow, 69, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on June 14, 2012 in Prince Frederick, MD. |
Charlene was born June 21, 1942 to Ferdinand and Cecelia Farrell in La Plata, Maryland. She moved to Calvert County in 1976. Charlene enjoyed many activities, but she really enjoyed being in the Red Hat Society of Prince Frederick, MD. She was also very involved in her church, St. John Vianney. One of her favorite past times was to play cards, but poker was her game. When Charlene stepped into the kitchen you knew there was going to be something special ending up on your plate; you could only wish it was her famous fried chicken.
Charlene was predeceased by her parents, her husband Douglas Sparrow, Sr. and her son Douglas Sparrow, Jr.
She is survived by her children Jan McAnallen of Bixby, OK, Stan Sparrow, of Annapolis, MD, and Susan Higgs of Prince Frederick, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jeremiah and Christina Sparrow, Whitney and Hannah McAnallen, and Cynthia, Billy, and Taylor Higgs.
The family will receive friends on June 18, 2012 from 4:30 - 8:00 PM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 470 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered on June 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will follow after the mass in the church cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Charlene's name to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD 20676.
|Wertz, Curtis Brian
Birth: 1938-11-25 in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
|Curtis Brian Wertz, 73, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away on June 14, 2012 at the Mandrin House in Harwood, Maryland. He was born on November 25, 1938 in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Anna Mae Kilheffer Wertz, Jr. |
Besides his parents, Curtis was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis J. Wertz and siblings Joseph Wertz III and Irene M. Sauders.
Curtis received an honorable discharge from the Navy after serving 10 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He helped start Dunkirk Supply, working as a manager, then went on to become Vice President. After his first retirement from there, he went back to work there as a truss designer. He worked for 35 years with Ed Howlin/ Dunkirk Supply. He loved to play golf, and was a member of the GMA Golfing Group. Curtis was a member of the American Legion Post #206 Chesapeake Beach, and a very active member of the Elks Lodge #2620 in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee Walker of Port Republic, Maryland, father of Steven B. Wertz (Sheila) of Huntingtown, Maryland and Stephanie J. Morris (Michael) of Deltona, Florida. Stepfather of Shelley L. Combs (William), of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Nicolette K. May (Daniel) of Port Republic, Maryland. Step Grandfather of Danielle Philipps, Keith May, Rachael May, Dana May, and Scott Combs, he is also survived by a brother, Robert B. Wertz of Washington Boro, Pennsylvania and sisters Janet Gerlach of Landisville, Pennsylvania, and Doris L. Wertz of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland from 4-8 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday June 20, 2012, 11 A.M. at Christ Episcopal Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland 20676. Inurnment will follow at 2 PM in Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Maryland.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Christ Episcopal Church Comfort Givers, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland 20676 or Mandrin House, 3675 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, Maryland 20776.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.
|Ermer, Phillip L., Sr.
Birth: 1929-05-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio
|Phillip L. Ermer, Sr., “Phil” of North Beach, MD. Phillip was born on May 19, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Leo and Addie Ermer. He passed away on June 14, 2012 at the age of 83.|
He is the beloved husband of Ann Ermer. Loving father of Phyllis (Steven) Glazer, Kathy (Chuck) Soucy, Phillip L, Jr., and Tom Ermer. Devoted grandfather of Lauren, Jordan and Renee. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ermer was a member of Elevator Constructor’s Union Local #10 since 1954. He served in the United States army during The Korean War and was also a 48 year member of American Legion Post # 108 in Cheverly, MD. Phil kept busy by doing things with his hands. He enjoyed building doll houses and working on intricate puzzles. Many of his puzzles were framed and can be founding hanging in various building throughout Maryland. He was an avid animal lover and took in many strays over the years. However, it was Phil’s sweet tooth that he was most known for. He made pounds of his famous fudge to give away to others. He loved talking with his family over coffee and 7-11 donuts.
Friends will be received on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 6:oo -8:00 PM at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736. Interment with military honors will take place at Maryland Veterans’ Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Young, William Edward
|William Edward Young, 79, of Chaptico, Maryland, peacefully passed away on June 14, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. |
Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 27 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, MD. 20621. Interment to follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Helen, MD.
William is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vera E. Young; three daughters, Letitia Bing, Sheila Young and Carolyn Young; son-in-law, Haskel Bing; four sisters, Shirley Jasper, Regina Frederick, Audrey Somerville and Alice Wilson; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and best friends William Martin and Edelin Gough.
He was preceded in death by his parents John A. Young and Mary Catherine Barnes Young; brothers John, James, and Joseph Young; sisters, Veronica Briscoe, Mary Teresa Plater and Catherine May.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
|Council, Elizabeth Viola
Birth: 1919-11-07 in Hughesville, Maryland
|Elizabeth Viola "Ola" Council, 92, of Leonardtown, MD died peacefully on June 13, 2012 at her home in Leonardtown.|
Born November 7, 1919 in Hughesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Frank Schultz and Irene Jameson Schultz.
Ola was married to the late Donald Earl Council, Sr. in 1945. She was a life-long resident of Charles and St. Mary's County. She had lived in California, Maryland prior to her last residence in Cedar Lane Apartments in Leonardtown, MD. Ola was a graduate of Strayer Business School. She was a civilian employee on the Patuxent Naval Air Station and retired from the Personnel Department of Public Works after 27 years of dedicated service.
Throughout her lifetime, she always gave back to the community as a volunteer and officer in the Power Squadron, Lions Club, National Association of Professional Women, and many other local organizations. Ola was very creative and loved arts and crafts projects, many of which she donated for fundraisers, gave as gifts and used in decorating her home. She looked forward to teaching and sharing with others who also had the same interests in crafts, quilting, sewing, cooking, crocheting, knitting, and gardening. She was an avid reader of romance novels and The Washington Post.
Her other favorite pastimes included playing cards (Pitch and Rummy), completing crossword puzzles and simply spending time with friends and neighbors. Above all, Ola will be remembered as a very caring and giving "people" person - always wanting to put a smile on everyone's face and telling jokes when least expected. Fond memories of her wonderful nature will remain in the hearts of many who shared her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Council of Plantation, FL; her daughter-in-law, Betty Council of Vienna, MO; her grandchildren Nicole Council of Gainesville, FL, Angie Council Wathen of Leonardtown, MD, Chris Council of Vienna, MO, Jeff Council of Vichy, MO, Donna Council Knox of Corpus Christi, TX, Todd Mattingly of Callaway, MD, and Sherri Bradley of New Orleans, LA; her sister, Elsie Dent of Millersville, MD; step-grandsons, David, Shannon and Brandon; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nieces and nephews, Jane Schultz Collins, Paul "Pete" Dent, Irene Dent, Howard Dent and Sophie Mahoney.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her son, Donald "Snake" Earl Council, Jr. and her brother, Jimmie Schultz.
Family will receive friends for Ola's Life Celebration on Monday, June 18, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown, MD with Reverend John Dakes, pastor of the church, as the celebrant. Interment will immediately follow in Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Cedar Lane Retirement Community, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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