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Blair, Walter Rayner, Jr.

Birth: 1926-08-25
Death: Saturday, July 05, 2014
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoWalter Rayner Blair, Jr., 87, of Leonardtown, MD passed away July 5, 2014, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born August 25, 1926, in River Springs, MD he was the son of the late Walter Rayner Blair and Mary Gladys Bailey Blair.

Walter graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown, MD and enlisted in the United States Navy from which he was honorably discharged in 1946. Once out of the Navy, he began taking watch repair classes. He started his career with a watch repair business in Leonardtown, MD in 1948 at the age of 22. This business evolved into Blair’s Gifts and later a catalog showroom, W.R. Blair, Inc. At its peak, W.R. Blair included 5 catalog showrooms spanning from Annapolis, MD to Fredericksburg, VA and was in operation for 22 years. His company motto was “Treat the Customer Royally.” Walter retired in 1991 after a 42-year career.

Walter was married ­­­July 30, 1950 to Marion Elizabeth Graves at Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD. They spent nearly 50 years together before she passed away July 28, 1999. Together they raised four children and had eleven grandchildren to whom he was known as “Pop Pop.”

Walter devoted his life to his community, serving as a director of the First National Bank of St. Mary’s and was a past President of the Leonardtown Lions Club. He is remembered for his strong Catholic faith and belonged to St. Francis Xavier Church in Compton, MD.

Walter enjoyed his boat the “Fascination,” travelling with his family and friends and companion Gladys Guy, as well as spending time with his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, “Jewel.” Walter is remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and businessman; he will be deeply missed for his kindness, loyalty, generosity and wit; a true gentleman who loved life and was always up for an adventure.

Walter is survived by his daughter Bonnie Blair O’Connell and her husband John, daughter Libby Blair, son Walter Rayner Blair, III, daughter Laura Blair Sullivan and her husband Michael; and eleven grandchildren: John O’Connell, III, Blair O’Connell, Brooke O’Connell, Elizabeth Miles, Allison Wright, Stephen Wright, Scott Wright, Alexandra Blair, W. Rayner Blair, IV, Lauren Sullivan, Shannon Sullivan. He is also survived by brother Joseph M. Blair, Jr. and sister Patricia B. Bailey.

Along with his parents and wife, he is also predeceased by sister Catherine D. Blair and brother J. Matthew Blair.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery Mechanicsville, MD. Pallbearers will be: John T. O’Connell, Jr., Michael J. Sullivan, John T. O’Connell, III., Blair C. O’Connell, Stephen A. Wright, and W. Rayner Blair, IV. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Keith Allston, T. W. Bell, Bill Bailey, John Wetherald, Joe Stone, Bobby Mattingly, Randy Rollins, Robert Moeller, Kenny Graves, and Ricky Blair.

Contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Manor House Restoration Fund, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.

Bailey, John Robert, Jr.

Birth: 1942-11-02 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, July 05, 2014
Laid to Rest: Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery, Compton, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoJohn Robert Bailey, Jr. (Robbie), 71, of Leonardtown, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 5, 2014 in Callaway, MD. Born on November 2, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD he was the loving son of Mary Agnes Hancock Bailey and the late John Robert Bailey, Sr.

Robbie was the loving husband of Alice Sophia Vallandingham Bailey whom he married on August 5, 1961 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Morganza, MD.

Robbie is survived by his children: Kimberly Kathryn Kaspar of California, MD, John Robert Bailey, III (Karen) of Clements, MD, 6 grandchildren: John Robert Bailey IV. (Blaize), Brittani Leigh Bailey, Robert Allen Williams, Jr., Murphy Kindel Brown, 5 great grandchildren: Lyla Rae Bailey, Stella Mae Bailey, Caleb Dylan Williams, and Robert Allen Williams III, Monroe West Bailey, 12 nieces, 12 nephews, 13 great nieces and 13 nephews.

He is also survived by his siblings: Tommy Bailey (Frances) of Leonardtown, MD, Linda Davis (Bernie) and Gloria Tippett (Andrew) both of Chaptico, MD, Kathy Garner (Jimmy) of Hollywood, MD, Allan Bailey (Debbie) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Corrine Bailey of Steep Falls, MN.

Robbie was preceded in death by his grandchildren: Samantha Jo Bailey and Dylan Robert Brown.

Robbie graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1960 and was a Production Controller for the Federal Government in Indian Head, MD, he retired after 35 years in 1995.

Robbie was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, MD, and he was a member of the Mechanicsville Lions Club. He started the over 30 men’s softball league, he enjoyed golf, classic cars, softball, bowling, and singing in the St. Francis Xavier Choir.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Brian Sanderfoot officiating. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Compton, MD. Pallbearers will be: John R. Bailey, III, John R. Bailey, IV, Ricky Utz, Tim Davis, Kenny Welch, and Paul Mullings. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Brittani Bailey, and Murphy Brown.

Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD or the Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Seventh Dist. Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.

Simmons, Elsie Alberta

Birth: 1935-05-13 in Rosslyn, Virginia
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Saturday, July 05, 2014
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Click to see full size photoElsie Alberta Simmons (79) "Bobbi". Born May 13, 1935 in Rosslyn, Virginia of Charlotte Hall, Maryland passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on July 5, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Lloyd Simmons, loving mother of Ingval O. Olson (Virginia), Michael A. Olson (Debbie), Dennis W. Olson, Donna S. Cavallo and Cynthia K. Basulto (David). Sister to Edna Hahn (Bill) and brothers Bernard, Guy, and Johnny (Bess). Granny to Yvonne, David, Shannon, Kelly, Shawn, Justin, Kelsy, and Derek. She had 7 great grand children and one on the way.

She was loved by many, and will be missed and in our hearts forever.

Services will be held on July 9, 2014 at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, Maryland from 4pm to 7pm.

Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.

Lauermann, Michael Matthew

Birth: 1946-05-09 in Waseca, Minnesota
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, July 05, 2014
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Click to see full size photoMichael Matthew Lauermann, 68, of Huntingtown passed away July 5, 2014 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was born May 9, 1946 in Waseca, Minnesota to Jerome B. and Bernice M. (Omann) Lauermann.

Mike was raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1964. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in math and chemistry.

Mike enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968. A career Naval Aviator, Mike retired January 1, 1994 at the rank of Commander. While serving in the Navy, Mike received the Navy Expeditionary, Vietnam Service, Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Navy Commendation, National Defense Service, and Meritorious Service Medals, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

He married Patricia Gail Murphy on February 28, 1981, and they lived in California, Hawaii, and Silver Spring. They moved to Calvert County in 1995, and have lived in Huntingtown since 1996.

Since retiring from the US Navy, Mike was employed with several government contractors. Most recently, he was a Program Manager with Engility Corporation, a government contractor serving the Federal Aviation Administration. Mike was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the Association of Naval Aviation and attended Jesus the Divine Word Parish in Huntingtown. He enjoyed working on home projects, watching soccer, football and movies. Michael also coached his children’s youth soccer and basketball teams. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his children.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lee Lauermann.

He is survived by his loving wife Patti Lauermann, a son Kyle M. Lauermann, and a daughter Keri M. Lauermann, all of Huntingtown. He is also survived by three sisters, Lucy Springer of Bangor, WI, Alice Kendall of Bartlett, TN, and Mary Lauermann of Prince Frederick, MD.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Stone, Rose Marie

Birth: 1937-05-17 in Baltimore, Maryland
Residence: Welcome, Maryland
Death: Saturday, July 05, 2014
Laid to Rest: Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoRose Marie Padgett Stone, 77, of Welcome, MD passed away on July 5, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center. Born on May 17, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late Lemuel L. Padgett and Beulah C. Padgett.

In addition to her parents; Rose is predeceased by her Husband; Russell Stone. Sisters; Ethel Milstead, Violet Taylor, Lillian Milstead, Ada Leone, Jeanette Vandergrift. Brother; Joseph E. Padgett.

Rose is survived by her Brother; Lemuel “Larry” Padgett, Sister; Helen M. Wise, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Rose enjoyed reading, watching TV, Camping, and her Cats. She was married for 28 years before her late Husband, Russell passed away. She had worked as a Switchboard Operator at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. before her retirement.

A viewing will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm with prayers at 7 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata, MD. A Funeral Service will follow on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Funeral Home with Father Robert Kosty officiating. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD at 11 am.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.


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