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|Bell, Vera Jean
Birth: 1932-02-25 in Washington, D.C.
|Vera Jean Bell, 81, of La Plata, MD, formerly of Hillcrest Heights, MD, passed away on June 20, 2013 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD.|
She was born on February 25, 1932 in Washington, DC, daughter of the late Wyman Woodrow Boylston and the late Anne Laura (Davis) Boylston.
After graduating from McKinley Tech High School, Vera attended Strayer Business Community College in Washington, DC. She became employed with the Department of Army and worked as a Military Personnel Specialist for 42 years before retiring. Vera enjoyed shopping for jewelry and loved spending time with family and friends. She was also strongly involved in church activities and functions, a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Charles, and sang in the church choir.
In addition to her parents, Vera was predeceased by her first husband, Myles Gilbert Arnold.
Vera is survived by her second husband, Bernard Bell, and they had just celebrated their Silver 25th Wedding Anniversary together; her children, William Woodrow Arnold (Tamatha) of Mechanicsville, MD, Myles Erik Arnold (Margaret) of La Plata, MD, Loretta Anne Lehman (Paul) of La Plata, MD, and Cheryl Lynn Arnold of La Plata, MD; sisters, Laura Joyce Ryman of La Plata, MD and Sara Jane Jones of Boerne, TX; sister by heart, Dorothy Jean Volz of La Plata, MD; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Thompson, Victoria Thompson, Stephanie Arnold, Whitney Arnold, William Arnold, Jeanne Lehman, Erik Arnold, Travis Arnold, Brady Arnold, and Michael Puleio; and 3 great grandchildren, Hailey Thompson, Evan Thompson, and Kendra Arnold.
Family and friends will be received for Vera's Life Celebration on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church of St. Charles, 136 Stoddert Avenue, Waldorf, MD 20602. There will be a Funeral Service on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM at First Baptist Church of St. Charles. Rev. Fred Caudle will officiate. Interment will follow to Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suitland, MD 20752.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: William, Nicholas, Brady, Erik, Travis, and Kevin.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family has requested that any expression of donations be made in her name to: The Kidney Medical Association, 4475 Regency Place, Suite #201, White Plains, MD 20695.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Tilghman, Rose Alice
|Rose A. Tilghman passed away on June 20th, 2013.|
Beloved mother of Kathy & Dave Low, Ronald Tilghman, Dori Delph, Linda Delph, Karen & Benji Berry, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Viewing held at Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata, MD June 25 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, where Services will be held at 11 am on June 26. Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or to St. Jude's Children's Research, Memorial Honor Program, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Link, John Martin, Sr.
|John M. Link Sr. (Age 55) on June 20, 2013 of Port Tobacco, MD.|
Son of Barbara Link and the late Curtis O. Link. Husband of Tina Link. Father of Christopher, Matthew, Michael and the late John M. Link Jr. Brother of Thomas, Charles and Joseph Link and Elizabeth Dent. Grandfather of three.
Friends received on Thursday, June 27 from 2-4 and 6-8PM with Prayers at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646.
Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 28 at 11AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Newport, MD. Interment church cemetery.
Memorials to Michael Link Scholarship Fund, C/O 7640 Simms Landing Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral service.
|Svenson, Charles August
Birth: 1925-04-17 in Detroit, Michigan
|Charles August Svenson, 88, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away June 20, 2013 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born April 17, 1925 in Detroit, MI to Charles August and Frances (Gruber) Svenson. |
Charles was raised in Detroit, MI, where he attended public school. After high school he served in the United States Army from 1943-1945, and was a sailor on the Great Lakes where he attained the title All Waters Able Seaman. Charles later served as a 2nd Lieutenant and Flight Officer in the Army Air Force as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs.
After WWII, Charles was employed as a union organizer in New York City. He attended law school at Wayne State University in Detroit, graduating in the late 1940’s. Following law school, Charles was employed as a newspaper editor for the Seafarers International Union where he was Director of Public Relations and Publications, and retired in 1994 as Director of Communications and Editor of the Seafarers Log.
Charles married Susan Jordan in 1985 and they resided in Chesapeake Beach, MD.
Charles also helped start the Paul Hall School of Seamanship in Piney Point, MD now known as the Harry Lundeburg School of Seamanship. Upon retirement, Charles worked as a mate on the William B. Tennison at Calvert Marine Museum.
In his leisure time, Charles enjoyed sailing and was an amateur radio operator with the call sign of KA3YYT. He was also a member of the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings, MD and a Discalced Secular at the Washington, D.C. Monastery.
Charles is survived by his loving wife Susan Harwood (Jordan) Svenson, a daughter Kirstin Karinsky and husband Jerry of Syracuse, NY, and a son Erik Svenson and wife Elizabeth of Lexington, MA. He is also survived by a brother James Svenson of Harlingen, TX, and grandchildren Katarina Svenson, Adrian Svenson, Pieter Svenson, Michael Karinsky, and Sarah Karinsky, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Smyth, David A.
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