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|Simpson, James Michael, Sr.
Birth: 1953-05-18 in La Plata, Maryland
|Mr. Simpson was a self-employed carpenter for 22 years. Prior to carpentry work he was an employee with the A&P Food Store in Lexington Park for 19 years, and was a farmer working his own farm. He loved hunting water fowl, an avid Redskin fan, and spending time with his children and family. |
He is the son of the late Joseph Brennan Simpson, Sr. and the late Sarah Louise Davis Simpson. He is also predeceased by one brother, Joseph B. Simpson, Jr.; one sister, Margaret Bailey.
He is survived by two sons, James M. (Melissa) Simpson, Jr. and David A. (Lisa) Simpson, both of Charlotte Hall, MD; one daughter, Jennifer M. Simpson of Waldorf, MD; one brother, Edward Brent (Elaine) Simpson of Charlotte Hall, MD; one sister, Barbara Ann (Richard) Bowling of Charlotte Hall, MD; sister-in-law, Irma Simpson; and six grandchildren, Alyssa, McKenna, Megan, Alexis, Brennan, and Trevor.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 5-8PM with Wake Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Clergy will be Fr. Robert Golas and Fr. Mark Ervin. Interment will follow on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Newport, MD. Pallbearers will be Richard and Steve Bowling, Edward Simpson, Dale Stone, Rodne Getgen, and Timothy Gardiner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hughesville Hurricane Sports Organization (PO Box 523, Hughesville, MD 20637).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Bowen, Patricia Denise
Birth: 1959-05-26 in District Heights, Maryland
|Patricia Denise “Patty” Bowen, 53, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away October 14, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The youngest of seven children, Patty was born May 26, 1959 in District Heights, MD to Alfred Allen and Georgetta May (Brandenburg) Kirby, Sr. She was raised in Prince George’s County and lived there until moving to Lothian in 1973. |
She married Eldridge “Popeye” Bowen on July 3, 1982. They made their home in Lothian until moving to Prince Frederick for the past several years.
Patty was employed as a retail clerk, but was primarily a caregiver to her mother and her husband. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, knitting, playing slot machines and spending time with her family and friends.
Patty was preceded in death by her mother Georgetta, her husband Popeye who passed away January 6, 2012, a sister Debra Earwicker and a brother Jimmy Tebo.
She is survived by her father Alfred A. Kirby, Sr., a sister Sheila M. Barrier and husband Ron of Selbyville, DE and brothers Kenny Smith of North Beach, William Tebo of Luray, VA and Alfred Kirby Jr., and wife Rita of Baltimore, MD. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Herbert, James Stanley
Birth: 1947-04-25 in Washington, DC
|James Stanley Herbert, 65, went on to be with the Lord peacefully in his home in Mechanicsville, MD on October 13, 2012. He was born April 25, 1947 in Washington, DC to the late Stanley and Lillian (Thomas) Herbert.|
James Attended the Center for Life Enrichment School. He started school in February 1981, where he was bright, intelligent, outgoing, fun, and more than a lovely person. One of James' favorite hobbies was to dance to music and sing. He also enjoyed his visits with his foster sister Sheila and eat food all day.
Aside from his parents, James is predeceased by his brothers Harry and William Herbert; and one foster brother, Spencer Edward Plater, Jr.
James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his foster mother and cousin, Margaret Plater whom he lived with since 1980; his foster brother and sisters, Eunice, Vanessa, Connie, Sheila, Faye, Jerry, James Ronnie, Bonnie, and Tracy; his one living aunt, Sarah Adams; his 3 nieces, Janice Person, Bernadette Tucker, and Lushious Meredith; 4 nephews, William Ronnie Plater, William, Harry and Tommy Herbert; his special caregivers, Jane Dotson, Patricia Hauk, Alvin Montgomery, Richard Dorsey, and William "Fuzzy" Gross; and many other relatives and friends.
Family and friends will be received for James' Life Celebration on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 AM . The Rev. Father David Wells will officiate. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Castro, Albert Atanacio
Birth: 1950-03-01 in Gallup, New Mexico
|Albert Atanacio Castro, 62, AOC USN Retired departed our midst on 13 October 2012, after suffering a fall while hunting near his home in La Plata, MD. Albert was born in Gallup, NM, to Atanacio and Lola Castro. He graduated from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, NM, and joined the United States Navy in August 1968.|
His wife Patricia of 28 years, devoted dog Rocky and other family survive him.
Chief Castro had a distinguished 23-year Naval career. His first operational tour was with VP-4 Skinny Dragons, Barbers Point, HI. Al logged over 500 hours of dedicated combat missions including many searches and refugee operations. Additional Duty Stations included: NAS North Island, San Diego, CA, VP-19 Big Red at NAS Moffett Field, CA, Naval Air Development Center (NADC), Warminster, PA, Oceanographic Development Squadron VXN-8 and Naval Aviation Maintenance Office (NAMO) at NAS Patuxent River, MD. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations.
Typical of his devotion to duty, Chief Castro took great pride in his civilian career. He proudly continued to serve the Navy and his country as a DOD contractor supporting Air-to-Air Weapons for Aviation Trainings Systems Command. In 2008 he became Program Manager for Acquisition and Life Cycle Support of the HARM Weapons System for the Naval Air Weapons Center at Patuxent River, MD. Chief Castro was a patriot, an unsung hero, always prepared to serve the Navy and the United States of America. Recently, he and his teammates were on board several naval vessels upgrading equipment as his comrades ventured into harm's way. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations.
He was a life member of the Association of Aviation Ordinancemen, Plankowner of Chapter 22, Patuxent River, and also served on the AAO National Board of Directors. In addition he was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, prior Post 2632 Senior Vice Commander; the Military Order of the Cooties; the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 093; American Legion; VP-4 Association; the NRA; and the Saint Charles Sportsman's Club.
Albert is also survived by his brothers Frank Castro of Paige TX, Anthony Castro and Timothy Castro of Albuquerque, NM and sisters Josephine Martinez of Clearfield UT, Marie Baca of Fort Worth TX, Florence Otis, Elizabeth Sumruld, and Dolores Torres of Albuquerque NM, and Kathy Martin of Dalles OR, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received to celebrate Albert's Life on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM. Deacon Johnny Barnes will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827-9799 or www.vfwnationalhome.org. The VFW National Home for children provides support for our military and veterans' families.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|James, Edward , Jr.
|Edward James, Jr., 98, of Waldorf, MD entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 13, 2012. |
Family and friends will unite for visitation on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Service at 10:00 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
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