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|Sterling, Walter Kirk
Birth: 1927-05-04 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Walter Kirk Sterling, 85 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on January 30, 2013 in Cheverly, MD. Born May 4, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Lynwood Joseph and Ruth Camalier Sterling. |
Kirk was one of seventeen children. He is survived by his wife Regina “Lay” A. Sterling whom he married on May 28, 1949 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews along with a host of relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings; L. Edward Sterling, John B. Sterling, William O.E. Sterling, Francis C. Sterling, Ruth E. King, Nelson Sterling, James H. Sterling, Eleanor J. Sharpe, Harris B. Sterling, Ernest A. Sterling, Linwood J. Sterling, Lucille R. Cheseldine, Mary Catherine Bell, Hugh Dalton Sterling, and an infant brother.
Kirk was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, class of 1945. He was employed by NATC, for 30 years retiring on May 7, 1982. Kirk was the Secretary for the St. Mary’s County Electrical Board, past Chief and Lifetime member, (47 years) of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, King Lion “Lion’s Club”, Captain “National Guard”; he was also a member on the Committee for the Veterans Memorial “Leonardtown, MD.”
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2013 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM followed by Fire Department and Lions Club prayers at 7:15PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with Father John Dakes officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Gary Sterling Bell, Joseph Andrew Bell, Thomas W. Bell, III, Mark J. Bell, Shawn M. Hull, and Bernard Beavan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Clay, Helaine Bernice
Birth: 1938-05-13 in Newark, New Jersey
|Helaine Bernice Clay, 74 of California, MD died January 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born May 13, 1938 in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Irving Isadore Rubin and Mildred Amelia Armm Rubin.|
Helaine was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Plainfield, NJ. She was employed by Wausau Insurance Company in West Orange, NJ for over twenty-five years as an Office Manager. After her retirement she worked as a realtor for ERA Realty.
She moved to St. Mary's County in 2005 from Matawan, NJ. She was a member of the Democratic Club and the Ladies Auxiliary in Matawan, NJ. She was an instructor of CPR. Her hobbies included flower gardening, reading, baking and playing games on her computer. However, she most enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, for she touched so many lives.
Helaine is survived by her daughter, Linda Yang (Kevin) of California, MD; her siblings, Sanford M. Rubin of Bethleham, PA, Eileen Rubin Ahmed (Karam) of Madison, MS, and Sondra Frusco of Piscataway, NJ; and her grandchildren, Amanda Yang and Brandon Yang.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
All services will be private.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Davis, Michael Martin
Birth: 1989-12-28 in Washington, DC
|Michael Martin “Mike” Davis, 23, of North Beach passed away January 30, 2013. He was born December 28, 1989 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was raised in North Beach and graduated from Northern High School. |
Mike was employed as a mechanic and technician at Mr. Tire in La Plata.
Mike loved country music, watching football, especially the Denver Broncos and played youth ice hockey in Bowie. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mike is survived by his mother and step father, Dianne C. and Shawn Hunt of North Beach; brothers Matthew M. Holmes of Washington, D.C. and Cody Davis of Texas. He is also survived by an uncle Larry Martin and wife April of Greensboro, NC; an aunt Darleen Elliott and husband Rick of Damascus, MD; a cousin Justin Elliott and wife Ryan of Clarksburg, MD and by many members of the Hunt family.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Rackey, Eleanor Joyce
Birth: 1935-11-06 in Goldsboro, North Carolina
|Eleanor Joyce Rackey, 77, of Port Republic, MD passed away on January 30, 2013 in Prince Frederick, MD. Joyce was born on November 6, 1935 in Goldsboro, NC to Wilbert and Eleanor McDonald.|
In her earlier years Joyce was active with the Women's Auxiliary for the Silver Hill Fire Department and operated the Teen Club in Forestville, Md. Her favorite tradition with her daughters was to prepare food and feed the homeless during the Christmas Season.
Joyce was a Mother that loved her children unconditionally and unselfishly gave 30 plus years of her life caring for her daughter that became a quadriplegic at the age of 17. She was also MomMoo to her grand and great-grandchildren as she was too many friends.
We will miss her dearly and await our Journey to Heaven to be joined once again in Eternal Life. We love you Mom! Joyce was predeceased by her parents, loving husband Robert Rackey, two daughters, Rhonda and Judy Rackey, and brother George McDonald.
Joyce is survived by her daughters Janet Hance (Griff) of Port Republic, MD, Teri Walker (Marty) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Brenda Hance (Joe) of Port Republic, MD, and Karen Rackey of Port Republic, MD. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brothers John McDonald of Greenville, SC, James McDonald, of Myrtle Beach, SC.
The family will receive friends on February 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Christ Episcopal Church located in Port Republic, MD. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens located in Dunkirk, MD.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements were provided by the Rausch Funeral Home of Port Republic, MD.
|Williams, Lawrence Bernard
Birth: 1956-10-26 in Bartow, Florida
|Lawrence Bernard Williams, 56, of Indian Head, Maryland went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. He was born October 26, 1956 in Bartow, Florida. He attended Greater Spiritual Fellowship Community Church in Indian Head, Maryland. |
He was preceded in death by his Father, Chester Lee Williams and is survived by his Mother, Mary Williams; sons, Lawrence Jr., and Terrence; grandson, DeVoure Williams; sisters; Patricia, Janice and Barbara Williams; brother, Chester Leonard Williams; special cousin Rudolph Nance along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Lawrence Williams was a long time member of Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous. He graduated from Bartow Senior High School and went on to West Point Academy. Lawrence later received his "BSEE" Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University and later received his "MSEE" Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also obtained his realtors license. He was presently employed with U.S. Patent and Trademark as a Patent Examiner.
A Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at Greater Spiritual Fellowship Community Church, 106 Ellerbe Drive, Indian Head, Maryland 20640.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to Hospice of Charles County.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
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