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|Harrod, Leatha Mae
Birth: 1947-12-13 in Calvert County, Maryland
|Leatha Mae Harrod, 64, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on April 1, 2012 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Leatha Mae was born in Calvert County, Maryland, on December 13, 1947, to Mary Ellen Jones and the late Arthur Sylvester Jones. She graduated from William Sampson Brooks High School in 1965. While in high school she participated in many school activities.|
Leatha Mae accepted Christ and was baptized at Bethel Way of the Cross Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Jacob A. Green. She loved God and loved the Bible. She also enjoyed talking about the Lord with her family and friends for hours.
She was united in marriage to the late Almous Leroy Elliott Harrod on August 27, 1969. They were blessed with seven children: Todd, Glenda, Alva, Almous Jr., Monique (Tootie), Marsha, and Troy. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Having love and taking pride in her work, Leatha was employed as a Domestic Engineer for many years. She also was an aide at the Calvert House Nursing Home in Prince Frederick. She was a very dedicated employee, and her employers loved her as family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Almous (Pudney), sister Catherine, brother Samuel, and her father, Arthur.
Leatha Mae leaves to cherish and be blessed by her love and devotion seven children: Todd, Glenda, Alva, Almous Jr., Monique, Marsha, and Troy; nine grandchildren: Bertram (BB), Jamar, Delonta, Dalya, Todd Jr. (TJ), Mya, Jalon, and Bryce; one great grandchild, McKenzie; one godson, Page Fletcher Jr.; her mother Mary; one daughter-in-law, Vanessa; five brothers: Arthur (Curley), Russell (Sally), Daniel (Elsie Mae), John and Grafton; nine sisters: Lillie, Sadie (Maryon), Alberta, Gladys, Mattie, Evangeline, Virginia, Leila, and Bertina (Herbert); father-in-law, George Harrod; three brothers-in-law, Harry (Goldie); seven sisters-in-law: Arlene (Alphonso) Brooks, Gladys Harrod, Marion (Glenwood) Brooks, Darlene and Carlene Harrod, and June Holland. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|DeBruyn, Cornelius Paul, Jr.
Birth: 1935-12-04 in Washington, DC
|Cornelius Paul “Corny” DeBruyn, Jr., 76, of Owings, MD passed away March 31, 2012 at the Washington Hospital Center after a lengthy illness. Corny was born December 4, 1935 in Washington, D.C. to Emma Florence (Way) and Cornelius P. DeBruyn, Sr. He was raised in Washington, attended public schools and graduated from Eastern High School. |
He married Marian Rose Rettew July 28, 1955 and they lived in Washington until moving to Kent Forest in Prince George’s County, MD in 1958 and to Wayson’s Corner in Anne Arundel County, MD in 1966. In 1975 they moved to the home they built in the Odyssey community in Owings, MD.
Corny served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1954-1962. He was employed as an auto body shop manager at several Ford dealerships in the Washington metropolitan area. He was also a partner in Comax, a home building company in Calvert County, MD. Corny was active in community service through the Northern Calvert Lions Club and his church, the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish in Owings. In his leisure time Corny enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a fan of the Washington Redskins.
Corny was preceded in death by a daughter D’Ann Bowen, and by his five siblings.
He is survived by his devoted wife Marian R. DeBruyn, and by eight children: Debbie Pope Johnson of Brandywine, Dawn M. Wood (Doug) of Annandale, VA, Denise A. Cadieux (Bob) of Bowie, Cornelius P. DeBruyn III of St. Leonard, David C. DeBruyn (Lee) of Chesapeake Beach, Daniel C. DeBruyn (Daneille) of Ramsey, MN, Dottie A. Barth (John) of Huntingtown, and Donna M. Busarow (Ken) of Royce City, TX, and by a son-in-law Bobby Bowen of Dunkirk. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Wednesday April 4, 2012 at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, 1601 West Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD. Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|McDonald, Robert Edward
Birth: 1963-08-25 in Washington, DC
|Robert Edward “Bob”/”Bobby” McDonald of La Plata, Maryland, died on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at his residence. He was 48 years old. Born on August 25, 1963 in Washington, DC he was the son of David McDonald of Swan Point, MD and the late Mary Elizabeth Moyle McDonald. |
Bobby was a heating and air conditioning technician for over 33 years who owned and operated McDonald Mechanical Services. He enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family and his dogs Phoenix, Lady and Xena. A 14 year resident of La Plata, Bobby was a member of Lifestream Church of the Nazarene in Waldorf, MD. He was someone that anyone could call at any time and he would be there for them whether it was to fix their heating, air conditioning, or just because they needed a friend. The best way to describe Bobby is to say that he never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his mother.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved wife Kelly P. McDonald; loving sons Matthew, Christopher and Noah McDonald of La Plata; brother Mike McDonald of Nanjemoy, MD; sisters Terri Hungerford of Swan Point, MD and Eileen Aquaviva and her husband Ralph of Swan Point, MD.
Visitation on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 3PM to 4:30PM at New Life (Garage) Church, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4:30PM at New Life (Garage) Church, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, MD 20646 with Reverend Steve Merki and Reverend Mike Hilson officiating. A Private Interment at Wesleyan Memorial Gardens, La Plata, will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., La Plata, MD.
|Saxon, Mary Catherine
Birth: 1916-01-19 in Pearson, Maryland
|Mary Catherine Coates Saxon, 96 of Hollywood died on March 31, 2012 at her residence. Born January 19, 1916, in Pearson, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Ignatius Coates and Julia Veronica Washington Coates. |
She attended school in St. Mary's County before meeting her husband, the late Oliver E. Saxon, whom she wed on April 15, 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Saxon lived in Lexington Park for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Saxon dedicated much of her life to taking care of others. She worked for two families, one in Washington, D.C. and one in St. Mary's County, providing a mixture of love and learning for the children whose growth and success became her passion and joy. She began working for Harry and Anne Lancaster in 1951 and has remained a part of their family for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Saxon is survived by her sister, Blanche Coates Jones of Elizabethtown, NC, and a host of cousins including Melva Ann Coates, Charles Saxon Jr., and James Saxon.
She was predeceased by four siblings, Samuel Coates, Andrew Coates, Charles Coates, and Laura Coates, and a favorite uncle, James Melvin Coates.
Family members will receive friends from 10:00 to 12 a.m., on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Serving as pallbearers will be David L. Lancaster, George H. Lancaster, Harry S. Lancaster, Charles Saxon, Jr., James Saxon, and Aaron Lancaster.
Donations in memory of Catherine Saxon may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Clarke, Beverly Ann
Birth: 1944-08-16 in Tacoma Park, Maryland
|Beverly Ann Clarke, 67, of St. Leonard, MD, passed away on March 31, 2012 in Georgetown University Hospital. She was born on August 16, 1944 in Tacoma Park, MD to the late Mildred and Gilbert F. Swift. |
She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1963. Beverly worked as a Department Manager for Peebles Department Store. Her hobbies included sewing, and making people happy.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Phillip Clarke of St. Leonard, MD, her son, Michael Stephen Clarke and his wife Christy Hays Kubick of Lusby, MD and a grandson, Tristan Avery Clarke of Lusby, MD. Sister of Connie Delazzar and her husband Carlo of Discovery Bay CA, and Gilbert F. Swift and his wife Amy of Culpeper VA. She is also survived by a sister in law Christine C. Randall of St. Leonard, MD and a brother in law Anthony L. Clarke of Bedford MA.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday April 13, 2012, 11 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be to http://www.donatelifemaryland.org/.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD
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