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Birth: 1952-02-19 in Washington, DC
|William "Bill" O'Neil, 60, of Waldorf, Maryland, died on August 10, 2012 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. His courageous two year battle with leukemia exemplified a legacy of strength and will that those who knew him will never forget. Bill was born on February 19, 1952 to the late Marie Dorothy (Buckler) and Earl Aloysius O'Neil, in Washington, DC.|
Bill and his family moved to St. Mary's county, when he was 8 years old. His parents started O'Neil's Music Center, located in Waldorf, MD, and Bill continued the family business. Bill could play any instrument, but his love was the guitar. Bill spent many years repairing and restoring musical instruments. He shared his passion for music with thousands of students over the years and cherished every minute of it. His life revolved around the school children who needed their instruments repaired. After 35 years, Bill sold the business, and continued to repair musical instruments from his home until four weeks ago, before his last hospital stay.
Bill also enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking and especially his four-legged pal, Disco. One of Bill's greatest attributes was his sharing and selfless nature. He always made sure everyone close to him was well taken care of. Bill will live on through the music he loved and the friends he made. He touched so many lives in a positive way. He will truly be missed but never forgotten.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Melissa and brother, James E. O'Neil.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Lyn (Burke) O'Neil, daughter, Melody A. O'Neil of Columbia, MD; brother, Don A. O'Neil (Sharon) of Clinton, MD; brother-in-life, Robby Davis (Kara) of Chantilly, VA; sister-in-law, Janet Lyons (Paul) of Mechanicsville, MD; brother-in-law, John A. Burke (Lisa) of Gaithersburg, MD; nieces, Cynthia McRoy (Tony) of Mechanicsville, MD; Jennifer Burke of Salisbury, MD, and Candace Rae O'Neil; nephews, Ryan Murray of Martinsville, West VA; Matthew Burke of Fairbanks, Alaska; RJ O'Neil; and great-niece, Erin McRoy of Mechanicsville, MD.
Family and friends will be received for Bill's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012, 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Pastor Clinton Sherrod will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD 20841-9460.
Pallbearers will be Scott Burton, Robby Davis, Paul Lyons, Anthony McRoy, Ryan Murray, and Marvin Van Dyke.
In lieu of flowers, contributions for a music scholarship, in memory of Bill may be directed to: Georgia Bennett c/o Community Bank of Tri County, P.O. Box 1810, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Ahlborn, Margaret Quinlan
Birth: 1934-04-01 in Detroit, Michigan
|Margaret Quinlan Ahlborn, 78, of Brandywine, MD, passed away on August 9, 2012 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born on April 1, 1934 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of William and Ellen (Mundorf) Quinlan. |
At an early age she and her siblings Patricia (Pat) Fragle, Mary (Sis) Homer, and William (Billy) Quinlan were adopted out to family members after the death of their mother. She and Billy were taken in by Leslie and Margaret Lewis of Brookfield, OH, where they were raised with their cousin Stanley, whom she thought of as a brother.
Margaret was a homemaker until the early 1980s at which time she worked in the cafeteria of West Penn Power in Greensburg, PA. In 1986, she moved to Waldorf, MD and began employment with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, MD. She retired from ONI in January 2007.
She was an avid bingo player, frequenting ADF Bingo in Mechanicsville every chance she could. She was also a sports fanatic, enjoying college and professional basketball and football, and professional golf. Her favorite teams were Notre Dame, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Miami Heat. She was a big LeBron James fan and her favorite golfer was Tiger Woods. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gambling, playing cards, crocheting, knitting, and bowling.
In addition to parents and siblings, Margaret was preceded in death by her daughter Catherine Ahlborn in 1980.
She is survived by her brother Stanley and his wife Beth of Hermitage, PA; daughter Susan and son-in-law Dennis Eshleman of Brandywine, MD; daughter Margaret (Peggy) and son-in-law Bruce Cole of Welcome, MD; daughter Linda and son-in-law Jon Sykes of Waldorf, MD; grandchildren Michael Cole, Daniel Sykes, and Shawn Sykes; great-grandchild Adrian Cole; Adrian's mother Mandy Kaufmann; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Family and friends will be received for Margaret's Life Celebration on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM in the Chapel at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Memorial Service will start at 3:30PM, at Brinsfield-Echols. Pastor Roland Barnes will officiate.
Flowers are welcome, or in lieu of flowers, a contribution to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Dunbar, Mary Frances
Birth: 1922-06-12 in Ringgold, Virginia
|Mary Frances Dunbar, 90, of St. Leonard, MD died in Prince Frederick on August 9, 2012. She was born in Ringgold, Virginia to the late Thomas and Mamie Large Lakey. She had lived in Calvert County for the last 28 years. |
She retired from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and Calvert Cliffs Power Plant. Her volunteer work included Calvert County Office on Aging, Civil Rights Mission, the Board of the Department of Social Services and being a foster parent from 1971 to 1980. In addition, she loved to travel and often spent the winters at her home in Florida.
Mary is survived by her sons Thomas Dunbar of Ruckersville, VA and Jamie Dunbar of St. Leonard; daughter Karen Starbuck of Gainesville, FL; brother Phillip Lakey of Danville, VA; sisters, Phyllis Holley of Chatham, VA and Perline Matthews of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, James and sisters Dorothy Hedrick, Gaynell Williams and Virginia Hudgins predeceased her.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Pt. Republic, MD 20676.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home P.A.
|Czzowitz, James Richard
Birth: 1938-04-07 in Bruin, Pennsylvania
|James Richard Czzowitz, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at his home on August 8, 2012. He was born on April 7, 1938 in Bruin, PA. He was the son of the late Peter and Mary Czzowitz.|
James was in the Navy from 1955 to 1959, working in the capacity of crew chief. He then joined the Air Force in 1959. He was a flight mechanic on a Jet Star which carried dignitaries and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. James joined the Air Force One Crew in 1969. During his stint on Air Force One, they carried President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and President Ronald Reagan. When he retired in 1986, his title was Chief Flight Engineer, with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
After retirement from the Air Force, he flew with the crew for E. Bennett Williams from 1986-1989. In 1988 through 1994 he was the Flight Engineer/Manager on the Gulfstream II for United Food and Commercial Workers Union. In 1995 he was employed by the United States Post Office as a Sub Carrier. After leaving the post office position, he became self-employed, working for the United States Post Office.
James is survived by his son, Jerald R. Czzowitz (Donna) of Tucson, AZ; brother, Stanley Czzowitz, of Butler, PA, sister, Patricia Mook (Gerald) of New Castle, PA, sisters-in-law, Helga Czzowitz of Sierra Vista, AZ and Pat Wraith of Tuscon, AZ. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
James was predeceased by wife of 19 years, Barbara A. Czzowitz, his parents, Peter and Mary Czzowitz, brothers, William Czzowitz, Thomas Czzowitz (Linda); sister, Catherine Feicht (Richard) and sister-in-law, Marilyn Czzowitz.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary's, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 or the American Cancer Society 1041 Rt. #3 North Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Wilson, Pearl Ruth
Birth: 1930-07-19 in Leominster, Massachusetts
|Pearl Ruth Wilson, 82 of Lexington Park, MD died August 8, 2012 at George Washington University Hospital. Born July 19, 1930 in Leominster, MA she was the daughter of the late Harold Muir and Florence (Kennedy) Muir. She was the youngest of six children. Pearl attended school in Leominster and after graduation moved to Washington, DC with her sister Evelyn to start her career. |
She met her future husband Guy and married on May 3, 1952. They then moved to St. Mary's County and started their family. Between 1953 and 1967, Pearl and Guy had four sons, Wayne, John, Brian, and Scott and a daughter, Jayne. During these years she was also employed at the Naval Air Test Center Weapons Systems Test Division at Patuxent River as the Central Office Manager.
After a long career with the Navy, Pearl received a promotion and commuted to Washington, DC working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development where she retired from federal service. Ever energetic, Pearl went back to work as an Executive Assistant at Bendix/Allied Signal for several years.
For the past 20 years, Pearl and Guy enjoyed their retirement years living in New Hampshire and St. Mary's County. Pearl never knew a stranger and had many friends in both locations. She loved walking, shopping, traveling, yard work and spending time with Guy, their children and spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made sure that all of her children were brought up with great religious and family values and encouraged and supported them to strive for success in their chosen paths.
Until the end, Pearl stayed connected to all her siblings and her many nieces and nephews. Some of the family's fondest memories are camping vacations and long, long, drives to Massachusetts where many summers were spent in Pearl's childhood home. She always made holidays and birthdays and anniversaries a special time for everyone. Pearl was famous for having her husband, Guy, wait in the car while she ran into the store to get " just a few things" and then would come out an hour later with only a few things but she had talked to everyone!
Pearl - sister, wife, mother, aunt, god mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend will be missed by all. Our lives have been forever enriched by her.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Guy Wilson; children, Wayne A. Wilson (Cindy) of St. Mary's City, MD, Jayne L. LaForge (Ray) of Ellicott City, MD, John M. Wilson (Ellen) of Leonardtown, MD, Brian J. Wilson (Cher) of Hollywood, MD, and Scott A. Wilson (Amy) of Ellicott City, MD; nine grandchildren, Chris LaForge, Bryan LaForge, and Ryan LaForge, Paul Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Camryn Wilson, Ryan Caruso-Wilson, John Wilson, Jr. and Lauryn King; great grandchildren, Gavin LaForge, Aubree Wilson, Olivia Wilson, and Emilia Wilson; siblings, Gladys Roache of Billerica, MA, Alfred Muir of Los Angeles, CA, and Herbert Muir of Leominster, MA.
In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her siblings, Evelyn Suprenard and John Muir.
Family will receive friends for Pearl's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited by Deacon Ammon Ripple at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Andrew Morkunas on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment will follow in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N, Bldg A, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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