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|Richards, Elsie Lucile
Birth: 1922-03-15 in Waldorf, Maryland
|Elsie Lucile Richards, age 93, of Waldorf, MD passed away on June 21, 2015 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, MD. Elsie was born on March 15, 1922 in Waldorf, MD to the late John Samuel Vernon and Grace (Hamilton) Vernon. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Charles Richards; her brothers, John, Spike, and Clark Vernon.|
She is survived by her children, Mary Frances (Mooreland) Burkett and John Edward Welch and his wife Patsy; her sister, Mae Howard; her brothers, Charles Vernon and his wife Hattie and Sam Vernon; and her grandchildren, John Welch and his wife Sarah, Timothy Welch and his wife Luci, Bill Welch and his wife Alicia, Rhonda McGraw and her husband John, David Perkins, and Dee Altamarino and her husband Pedro. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four nieces.
Elsie began her career as a waitress for Louis Groves. She later worked at the Old Ryons Store in Waldorf as a clerk. She also worked at the Waldorf Department Store for Harry Weiner. She retired from the Ben Franklin 5&10 where she worked for Ben Weiner. This span of her career totaled 43 years.
She volunteered at the Polls in Waldorf for many years and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal “Piney Church.” She and her husband loved to play cards with their family and friends almost every Friday night. When her health was good, she loved to travel and her favorite place was the Amish Dutch Country in Lancaster, PA. She met many people when she traveled and stayed in touch with them over the years. Most of all, she loved flowers and her flower garden. Elsie was a loving and kind person whom was loved and cared about by all that met her. We were truly blessed to have had her as a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, family member, and friend.
Friends will be received on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with Prayers at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church “Piney Parish”, Waldorf, MD. Interment at the church cemetery. Memorials are asked to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20604 or to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Johnston, Edward Thomas
Birth: 1946-08-24 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Edward “Eddie” Thomas Johnston, 68, of Drayden, MD passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 21, 2015. Born on August 24, 1946 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Margaret Lucelia Bean Johnston and Thomas Edison Johnston. |
Eddie was the loving husband of the late Carolyn Ann Johnston whom he married on June 3, 1989, and who preceded him in death on February 21, 2010.
Eddie is survived by his children; Sandra Johnston Adkins of Lexington Park, MD, Edward (Tommy) Johnston of Bowie, MD, 6 grandchildren; Amanda Johnston, Tommy Boothe, Nikki Dulaney, Jackie Johnston, Lexi Adkins, and Edward Thomas Johnston, II. . 6 great grandchildren: Savannah Hardesty, Kaedence Hardesty, Wyatt Dulaney, Gannon Dulaney, Avery Boothe, and James Abell, III, and loving companion for the past 4 years Carolyn Anderson. Siblings; Margaret Johnston Abraham of Leonardtown, MD, George W. Johnston of Chatsworth, GA, and Virginia Johnston Tippet of Hollywood, MD. He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Johnston Gogan of Johnson City, TN.
Eddie was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident. He was retired from the U.S. Government as a carpenter at Patuxent Naval Air Station, and was a waterman.
Eddie loved his family over everything. He enjoyed hosting family gatherings and always said “The more the merrier!” He also helped many people in the community turn their lives around through his mentoring and sponsorship at AA. He loved the water; crabbing, fishing, and oystering. Eddie was a master carpenter who enjoyed building and was always happy to help anyone with a home improvement project.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2015 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 Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady’s Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Father John Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Tommy Boothe, Brian Ford, Cliff Scott, James Abell, Andrew Dulaney, and Connor Woode. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richard Abraham, George W. Johnston, and Steven Neugent. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Viverette, Theodore Astor
Birth: 1932-05-13 in Washington, D.C.
|Theodore Astor Viverette (Ted) of California, MD, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was born May 13, 1932 in Washington, DC and was the beloved son of the late Roy and Beulah Viverette, and brother to the late Mary Lambert, Sidney Viverette, and Powell Viverette. |
He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Viverette, his three daughters, Mary Shatrowsky, Lisa Viverette, and Patricia Hoover, his two sons-in-law, David Shatrowsky and Paul Hoover, two grandchildren, Lauren and Thomas Hoover, and his dear sister, Lucy Hicks.
Ted grew up in Hyattsville, MD and had many adventures from getting hit by a car at age 6 to getting thrown into a barbed wire fence from an ex-racehorse as a teenager. Ted was also an excellent pool player and enjoyed many games with family and friends.
He met his lovely bride, Alice, in 1952 and they wed on June 20, 1953. He joined the Marine Corp during the Korean War and was a dedicated veteran. Ted held many jobs to support his family including banker, police officer, head of security at Kings Dominion, but ultimately worked in dosimetry at Baltimore Gas, and Electric Company where he retired in 1990.
Ted and Alice enjoyed many retirement years in Selbyville, DE. In 2010 they moved back to Maryland to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Ted recently converted to Catholicism and had his wedding vows renewed with Alice on June 20, 2015, their 62nd anniversary.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM at St. Johns Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road Hollywood, MD 20636, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM with Father Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20659. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Saunders, Margaret Laura
Birth: 1932-10-22 in Hollywood, Maryland
|Margaret Laura (Miedzinski) Saunders, 82, of Hughesville, MD passed on June 21, 2015 in Clinton, MD. Born October 22, 1932 in Hollywood, MD to the late Joseph Michael “Pappy” Miedzinski and Eva Josephine Miedzinski. Raised in Hollywood and moved to Hughesville in 1962. |
She drove a school bus for Keller Bus Service before being hired as a school bus driver for the Charles County Board of Education from which she retired after 30 years.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, George P.Saunders, Jr.; son, David A. Saunders (Terry); siblings, James W. Miedzinski, Cecilia Taylor, Mary Agnes Huntt, Joseph W. Russell, Mary L. Miedzinski, Elizabeth Stone, Joseph Miedzinski, Francis X. Miedzinski.
Margaret is survived by her sons, George M. Saunders, Sr. (Shirley), Joseph C. Saunders (Betty), William F. Saunders; grandkids, George, Annette, Lucy, Laura, JoAnn, Bradley, Candy, Brian, Jeannie; 15 great grandkids, brother, Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski and sister, Eva “Susie” Owen.
The family will receive friends for Margaret’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, June 26, 2015 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Pallbearers will be: George M. Saunders, Jr., Jason Kiddy, Steve Alexander, Steve Garner, Bradley Saunders and Brian Saunders. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Barker, James Robert
|James "Jamesy" Robert Barker, 3 months old, of Indian Head, MD died on June 21, 2015 at Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.|
Jamesy is the son of William James Barker and Michelle Darlene Denny. He is also survived by his grandparents, Cathleen and Robert Barker and Darlene and Robert W. Denny, Jr.
Funeral Services and Interment will be private. Donations in memory of James Robert Barker may be sent to The Center for Children, PO Box 2924, La Plata, MD 20646. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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