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|Tapscott, Walter Wallace
Birth: 1952-11-07 in Washington, DC
|Walter "Wally" Wallace Tapscott, 59, of Charlotte Hall, MD, formerly of Laurel, MD, passed away on March 5, 2012 at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born in Washington, DC on November 7, 1952. Wally was the son of the late Samuel Leon Tapscott and Rose Elizabeth (Reardon) Day.|
He loved sports, with favorite teams, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. Wally also enjoyed collecting baseball cards and coins, and the music of Elvis Presley.
Aside from his father, Wally was predeceased by his brother, Forest Wayne Tapscott.
Wally is survived by his mother, Rose Elizabeth (Reardon) Day; his sister, Rose Elizabeth Cordell "Little Rose"; his niece, Christina Leann Farrari; his aunt and uncles, Lula May and Bob Chaney, Margaret Marie Kissinger; his 1st cousins, Claude and Susie Brooke, and Dale V. Guyer; his 2nd cousin, Dianna Brooke; and many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends for a Viewing on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Service will take place Saturday, March 10, 2012, here at Brinsfield-Echols, Charlotte Hall, MD at 4:00PM. Interment will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 1:00PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|DiZebba, Michael A., Sr.
Birth: 1925-08-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Michael A. DiZebba, Sr. age 86 of La Plata, Maryland died on March 5, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born on August 28, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Fiorvante DiZebba and Gemma DiZebba. He is also predeceased by his wife Ada DiZebba of 62 years, brother Geaton DiZebba, sisters Elizabeth Latini, and Rita DiZebba.|
He is survived by his son Michael A. DiZebba, Jr. and his wife Linda, daughter Denise Quinn and her husband John, daughter Michele Harris and her husband Richard, daughter Joanne Charters and her husband Mike, sisters Marie Earnshaw, Gloria Kendall, Gilda Rapson, grandchildren Michael Quinn, Anthony Harris, Kristen Long, Jenna Kranke, Melissa Charters, great grandchildren Nicholas Long, Noah Long, Ethan Harris, Alaina Harris, Alexis Quinn, Olivia Quinn, and Lily Kranke.
He was an avid golfer, he worked as a brick mason owning his own construction business, enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved Florida in the winter.
The family will receive friends on Monday March 12, 2012 at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA 211 St. Mary's Ave. La Plata, Md, 20646 from 3 to 7pm. Where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 13th at 9am. Fr. John Mattingly will officiate. The interment with military honors will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Md. Pallbearers will be Michael Quinn, Tony Harris, Michael Kranke, Jeff Long, Dean Campbell, and Robert Earnshaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 1889 La Plata, Md. 20646.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Taylor, Verna Mae
Birth: 1945-10-27 in Buffalo, New York
|Mother, poet, educator and God's beautiful angel, Verna Mae Taylor of Adelphi, Maryland went peacefully to be with the Lord at 11pm on March 5, 2012, at the Hospice House of St. Mary's County, MD. She was surrounded by her loving daughters. Born October 27, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, she is the daughter of Essie Mae Conley (Buffalo, NY) and the late Warner Taylor. |
Verna received her B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics in 1972 and 1974 respectively, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also completed coursework at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she lived with her three daughters from 1976-1982.
Verna had an adventurous spirit and love of diverse cultures. She utilized her teaching skills to work as a lecturer in Linguistics and English Languages in Seoul, Korea, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Verna worked as an assistant professor of English Languages and Literature. Verna lived in Malaysia from 1986-1997. Upon her return to the U.S., Verna was an instructor at the Maryland English Institute at the University of Maryland. She was employed by Prince George's County Schools as a teacher of English, to speakers of other languages at Springhill Elementary School, Greenbelt, MD. Verna made lifelong relationships with many teachers and students here and overseas.
Published writer and award-winning poet, Verna's poem "Langston's Voice", was published in the Langston Hughes Tribute Issue of the Beltway Poetry Quarterly. In the fall of 2010, Verna, along with artist Monna Kauppinen, were featured in a collaborative pairing art with poetry exhibit, at the Workhouse Arts Center Poetic Art Exhibition in Lorton, VA.
Verna enjoyed international films, plants and flowers, the ocean at sunset, peace, poetry and music-all that life had to offer. Her gold jewelry, red lipstick and perfectly done nails were the accents to her simple elegance and poise. Her soft, spoken sweet voice, matched her spirit. Verna's love, beauty, humor and kindness touched all who knew her.
Verna Mae Taylor is survived by her daughter Jada Hamilton, her son-in-law Frank Richardson, their children, Matthew, Andrew, Maya and Alex Richardson all of California, MD; daughter Courtney Hamilton of Lumberton, NC; daughter Heather Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA; as well as her mother Essie Conley; her brothers Walter, Jerome and Van Taylor, Robin Conley; sisters Elaine Redd, Vinnie Hatton and Valerie Taylor. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Vera's daughters will receive family and friends on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. 20650 from 2-3 PM for Vera's Life Celebration. A memorial service will follow at 3PM with Pastor Patricia Saunders officiating.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Ruppert, Brogan Kade
Birth: 2000-10-05 in La Plata, Maryland
|Brogan Kade Ruppert, 11, of Mechanicsville, MD died March 4, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born October 5, 2000 in La Plata, MD, he is the son of Kobey Shane Ruppert and Melinda (Cooke) Ruppert.|
Brogan attended Mechanicsville Elementary School and was currently a sixth grade student at Margaret Brent Middle School. He was a creative, inquisitive and mischievous young man. He was truly wise beyond his years. Brogan enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked. He was always using the internet to research information and find the latest "deal" on e-bay. He loved visiting antique shops, the farmer's market and finding treasures. He always found four-leaf clovers. Brogan also enjoyed playing video games, spending time with his dog, Cooper, and creating origami masterpieces. Brogan was strong in his faith and he loved worshiping the Lord at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Leonardtown. He had extraordinary compassion for those less fortunate as well as fellow cancer warriors.
In addition to his parents, Brogan is survived by his brother, Keilan Chayce Ruppert. He is also survived by his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Sammons of Frankfort, KY; Donald and Catherine Cooke of Mechanicsville, MD; and James and Sandra Ruppert of Catonsville, MD.
Family will receive friends for Brogan's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul's Campus, 25550 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD. Funeral Services will be celebrated by Pastor John Wunderlich on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at First Saints Community Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kelly Ruppert, Rob Young, Trevor Young, Doug Townshend, Craig Risor and Bob Seeger. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Devin Absher and Natalie Genton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Love You More, a Sydney Ives Foundation, 1615 Greenmount Street, Rockford, IL 61107; The Cure Starts Now, 10280 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215; and Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Swann, Thomas Henry, Jr.
Birth: 1929-04-23 in Washington, DC
|Thomas H. "Pat" Swann, Jr., 82, of Indian Head, MD passed away peacefully in the company of his family, on March 4, 2012 after a brief illness. Pat was born on April 23, 1929 in Washington, D.C. He was the only child of the late Thomas H. "Henry" Swann, Sr. and Dorothy Cash Cooksey. |
Pat was raised on a farm in Dentsville, MD, graduated from LaPlata High School in 1947, and attended post-graduate classes at the Charlotte Hall Military Academy.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1954, Pat married Ruth Matilda "Tillie" Bell at St. Aloysius Church. Their reception was held at the old St. Mary's Hotel in Leonardtown, MD. Pat and Tillie made their home in Indian Head, and had four children, Patricia Swann Knott (Jim) of Leonardtown, Tommy Swann (Petie) of Indian Head, Maggie Swann Rudis (Mike) of Dover, DE, and Eleanor Swann Myles (Skip) of Hollywood.
Tillie predeceased Pat on October 14, 1976.
In addition to his children, Pat is survived by grandchildren Rheanna Thomas (Troy), Justin Knott, Sr., Joshua Nairn, Jarrett Myles, Emily Rudis, and Samantha Myles; Great-grandchildren Drake Thomas, Justin Knott, Jr. and Dyllan Thomas.
During his youth, Pat enjoyed and excelled at baseball and soccer, and was even selected to try-out for a semi-professional baseball league. He was a well-known first baseman for the Hughesville-Bryantown Team which was part of the Charles/St. Mary's County men's league. Additionally, Pat played for the La Plata Lions and Bryans Road Baseball league. Pat was a longtime member of the Accokeek-Bryans Road Lions Club where he formed many valued friendships.
Pat retired from Western Electric in 1983, and was later employed as a bailiff at the Charles County Courthouse for Judge Christopher Henderson (ret.) and most recently Judge Helen Harrington. Pat thoroughly enjoyed his 16 years of service at the Courthouse where his co-workers were like a second family to him.
Pat was an avid Washington Redskins fan and shared that enthusiasm with his children and grandchildren as a generous season ticket holder. He was very fortunate to attend games for over 50 years at Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium, Fed-Ex Field and even Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, CA. He enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly special occasions at local restaurants. He never missed an opportunity to attend a Southern Maryland church dinner.
Services for Pat Swann will be held at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Viewing will be Thursday, March 8th from 4-8pm. A life celebration will be held on Friday, March 9th at 11am at the same location. Interment is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlotte Hall School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 283, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, or the Accokeek-Bryans Road Lions Club, PO Box 31. Accokeek, MD 20607.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
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