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|Washington, Clarence Edward
Birth: 1935-02-16 in Calvert County, Maryland
|Clarence Edward Washington, son of the late George (Sam) and Annie Washington, was born on February 16, 1935 in Calvert County, Maryland. On January 31, 2013 he peacefully died at his home with his devoted wife and sister-in-law, Deborah holding his hands.|
At the age of sixteen, Clarence left home to live with his sister Sarah. He thought that he was going to quit school, but she said, “No you’re not!” Clarence went on to be the first child in his family to graduate from William Sampson Brooks High School in 1954. One month later he joined the Air Force where he served six years and was honorably discharged.
On April 27, 1961 Clarence was united in holy matrimony to Delores Bean and from this union two children, Don and Blinda were born.
Clarence worked at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station for thirty-two years. While there he received numerous awards for superior performance in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from Pax River, he worked briefly for Brother’s Johnson. He drove the Calvert County Public Transportation bus for seventeen years until his health began to fail in November 2012.
Clarence possessed a sweet spirit. You never felt like a visitor in his home, you felt like family. He loved nature and fishing. His favorite times were spent with his wife, listening to music and drinking cold beer while sitting on the deck or under the tree. He enjoyed family gatherings, talking about the life they lived as children. He loved all sports and was quite an athlete. As a result, he was inducted into the Calvert High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
In 1972, Clarence met his soul-mate and married her in 1977. Shortly thereafter, he adopted James and Luke.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife Cozette; sons, Don (Lisa), James (Shawnta) of Lusby, MD, Luke (Diamond) of Delaware; daughter, Blinda of Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Sarah Myers, Leroy, Milford (Beatrice), David, Christine (Harry) all of Calvert County, MD, Mary Brown of Washington, DC, Lincoln (Connie) of Calvert County, MD, Margaurite Yates of Virginia, Charles (Jane) and Earl of Calvert County, MD; sisters-in law, Celeste, Brenda, Deborah Lee (Carl), Dianette (Alex), Gloria (Dennis), Elarlene; and brother-in-law, Thomas.
Because of his love for family and children, he raised many of his nieces, nephews and grandchildren as his own. He also leaves special people; Deborah, Carl Chew, Sr., George Harris, Charles Mackall, Gaither Parker, Jr., William Smith, Ida Smith and James Diggs.
Preceding him in death were his parents George and Annie; siblings, Susie Butler and George Washington.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Olcott, Joseph Sands
Birth: 1923-11-13 in Washington, DC
|Joseph Sands Olcott of Bryans Road, MD died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, MD. He was 89 years old. |
Mr. Olcott was the owner of Arlington Paper Supply for 30 plus years and a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II as a seaman first class. He was a graduate of Brown University prior to his naval duty and following the war attended the University of MD for four years. He was a member of the 32nd Degree of Masons. In 1969, he acquired Arlington Paper Supply Company. He enjoyed traveling and visited every state in the nation and attended the world fairs in Chicago and New York.
Son of the late Floyd B. Olcott and the late Louise Addor Olcott.
Predeceased by his parents and his late wife: Madeline Hibbard Olcott Survived by a number of cousins.
Visitation: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Clergy: Rev. Mark Roberson. Interment: Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County (2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Sterling, Walter Kirk
Birth: 1927-05-04 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Walter Kirk Sterling, 85 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on January 30, 2013 in Cheverly, MD. Born May 4, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Lynwood Joseph and Ruth Camalier Sterling. |
Kirk was one of seventeen children. He is survived by his wife Regina “Lay” A. Sterling whom he married on May 28, 1949 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews along with a host of relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings; L. Edward Sterling, John B. Sterling, William O.E. Sterling, Francis C. Sterling, Ruth E. King, Nelson Sterling, James H. Sterling, Eleanor J. Sharpe, Harris B. Sterling, Ernest A. Sterling, Linwood J. Sterling, Lucille R. Cheseldine, Mary Catherine Bell, Hugh Dalton Sterling, and an infant brother.
Kirk was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, class of 1945. He was employed by NATC, for 30 years retiring on May 7, 1982. Kirk was the Secretary for the St. Mary’s County Electrical Board, past Chief and Lifetime member, (47 years) of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, King Lion “Lion’s Club”, Captain “National Guard”; he was also a member on the Committee for the Veterans Memorial “Leonardtown, MD.”
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2013 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM followed by Fire Department and Lions Club prayers at 7:15PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with Father John Dakes officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Gary Sterling Bell, Joseph Andrew Bell, Thomas W. Bell, III, Mark J. Bell, Shawn M. Hull, and Bernard Beavan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Clay, Helaine Bernice
Birth: 1938-05-13 in Newark, New Jersey
|Helaine Bernice Clay, 74 of California, MD died January 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born May 13, 1938 in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Irving Isadore Rubin and Mildred Amelia Armm Rubin.|
Helaine was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Plainfield, NJ. She was employed by Wausau Insurance Company in West Orange, NJ for over twenty-five years as an Office Manager. After her retirement she worked as a realtor for ERA Realty.
She moved to St. Mary's County in 2005 from Matawan, NJ. She was a member of the Democratic Club and the Ladies Auxiliary in Matawan, NJ. She was an instructor of CPR. Her hobbies included flower gardening, reading, baking and playing games on her computer. However, she most enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, for she touched so many lives.
Helaine is survived by her daughter, Linda Yang (Kevin) of California, MD; her siblings, Sanford M. Rubin of Bethleham, PA, Eileen Rubin Ahmed (Karam) of Madison, MS, and Sondra Frusco of Piscataway, NJ; and her grandchildren, Amanda Yang and Brandon Yang.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
All services will be private.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Davis, Michael Martin
Birth: 1989-12-28 in Washington, DC
|Michael Martin “Mike” Davis, 23, of North Beach passed away January 30, 2013. He was born December 28, 1989 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was raised in North Beach and graduated from Northern High School. |
Mike was employed as a mechanic and technician at Mr. Tire in La Plata.
Mike loved country music, watching football, especially the Denver Broncos and played youth ice hockey in Bowie. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mike is survived by his mother and step father, Dianne C. and Shawn Hunt of North Beach; brothers Matthew M. Holmes of Washington, D.C. and Cody Davis of Texas. He is also survived by an uncle Larry Martin and wife April of Greensboro, NC; an aunt Darleen Elliott and husband Rick of Damascus, MD; a cousin Justin Elliott and wife Ryan of Clarksburg, MD and by many members of the Hunt family.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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