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|O'Connor, John Patrick
|John P. O'Connor, age 67, of Huntingtown, MD, died on January 5, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born on October 11, 1947, to James and Mary O’Connor. |
John graduated from Suitland High School in 1965. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers, Local 100 since 1971. John served as Secretary of Labor & Industry for the State of Maryland during the Glendening Administration. He retired in 2008 from Anne Arundel County Government.
He is survived by his sister, Jean Connell; daughters Dawn Bowman (Jeff), Karen Loeffler (Nick), Christine O’Connor, and son John O’Connor (Katie). Grandfather of Erika, Lucy, Joe, Kennedy and Jack.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 9, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church, 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 10 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Edmunds, Helen Estelle
Birth: 1919-02-19 in Canada
|Helen Estelle Edmunds of Dunkirk, MD passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the age of 95. She was born in Canada in February, 1919. One of six children, she was raised in Boston, MA. |
While attending high school in Boston, she met the love of her life, Francis E. Edmunds, shortly after they married. After college, Francis entered the U. S. Navy where he reached the rank of Commander. While he was serving his country, Helen did her part by painting war planes, a true military family. The family settled down in Great Falls, VA and Helen worked as a manager for an apartment rental facility.
Helen was not a person to sit idle, she could be found sewing her own clothes, cooking some fantastic meals, baking, going swimming, and playing with her dogs. She also loved the family wine.
Helen was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Edmunds, the loving mother of Lea Edmunds and the late Greg Edmunds. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Monica Edmunds, sisters Hilda and Marion, brothers Fred and Will, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous other family members.
Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Lane, Bessie Ann
Birth: 1934-01-23 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
|Bessie Ann Lane, 80, of Solomons, MD passed away on January 5, 2015.|
Born January 23, 1934 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Vincent Joseph Peruzzi and Florence G. (Weller) Peruzzi. She attended Eastern High School in Washington, DC and married her husband, Robert A. Lane on May 3, 1952.
Bessie was a member of the American Legion and the PrimeTimers at Southern Calvert Baptist Church. She loved dancing, arts and crafts, sewing, ceramics, taking cruises and traveling.
Bessie is survived by her husband, Robert A. Lane; her daughter, Jennifer Lane Arnold and husband Thomas of Elizabeth City, NC; grandchildren, Kelly and Amy Hysan of Chesapeake Beach, MD; and a special nephew, John Lane and wife Maria of Owings, MD; and many cousins. She was preceded by her son, Robert V. Lane.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Southern Calvert Baptist Church, Lusby, MD. Interment will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Patrick O’Toole, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688 or the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Charnock, Stevan Edward, Jr.
Birth: 1976-09-22 in Washington, D.C.
|Stevan Edward Charnock Jr., a life-long resident of Southern Maryland died unexpectedly on January 5, 2015 at the age of 38.|
He is survived by his parents, Stevan Charnock Sr. and Carol Charnock; his younger brothers, Tommy and Marc; his nephews, Tommy and Caleb; and a myriad of friends and loved ones.
Stevie was born on September 22, 1976 in Washington, DC as the first of 3 children. There was nothing Stevie liked more than taking care of everyone. He lived life with the attitude that “Everything was better with a friend” and made an effort to make everyone feel welcomed and included. He was always ready with a hug or a helping hand or even just a smile. He has been described as a giant teddy bear and although he had great strength, he was much more comfortable getting on the ground and coloring with whatever 2 year old happened to be playing in the room. He was never able to say no, and took on every task with his trademark smile and jovial nature. It didn’t matter if it was as small as making a grocery run for a sick friend or as large as moving a piano, he was only a phone call away. Whether you knew him as Pokey-bubba, Simba, “No Brakes”, Stevie, or his latest incarnation as Uncle Bucko, he left an indelible mark on you and your life.
Stevie served many roles in life from son, to big brother, to uncle, to protector, to child’s jungle gym and cherished them all. His legacy will be one of caring, loyalty, and selflessness to the highest degree. He lives on in our hearts and minds and we know he is watching over us all. Although he is no longer here in person, should he be needed he is only a prayer away. Heaven gained the perfect guardian angel with Stevie.
There will be a viewing at Raymond’s Funeral Home in La Plata on Sunday January 11, 2015 from 3-6pm with a prayer service to be held at 5pm.
The Funeral will occur on Monday January 12,2015 at 11am at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Waldorf, with a time for remembrance beginning at 10:30am should you want to share your memories of Stevie or just to hear others retell their memories. Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens following the funeral.
We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Stevie’s name to the Port Tobacco Players Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 2030 La Plata, Maryland 20646. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Smith, W. Tom
Birth: 1931-09-04 in Campobello, South Carolina
|W. Tom “Smoker” Smith, 83, of North Beach, MD died on January 5, 2015 in La Plata, MD.|
He was born on September 4, 1931 in Campobello, SC to the late Milton and Florine Smith. He is also predeceased by his wife Gladys, brothers Guynell, Elbert and Harold.
Smoker was a professional race car driver, promotor, bridge builder, and Estate Jewelry wholesaler with his wife Gladys “Just for the time of it”. He was an avid Redskins fan and is in the N.H.R.A. Hall of fame.
He is survived by his children Michael Thomas Smith, Marian Janet Denton, James Robert Smith, Timothy William Smith, and Harold Guynell Smith. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the St. Paul’s Moravian Church, 8505 Heathermore Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 11 AM until service time at 12 Noon. Interment will be held January 24, 2015 at 1 PM with his wife Gladys at Huntersville Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Huntersville Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association in honor of William T. and Gladys Smith. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
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