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|Young, Martha Carolyn
Birth: 1923-03-31 in Great Mills, Maryland
|Martha Carolyn Meredith Young 88, of Leonardtown died peacefully Aug. 30, 2011 at Cedar Lane Apartments, Leonardtown, MD. Born Mar. 31, 1923 in Great Mills, MD she was the daughter of the late Thomas Quirk Meredith and the late Dorothy Drybread Meredith. |
She is survived by two children, James Young (Kris) of Callaway, MD and Bruce Young (Deborah) of Park Hall, MD; three step-children, John Young of Livermore, CA, Christina Torres of San Jose, CA, and Alexander "Sandy" Young (Jeannie) of Redding, CA; her grandchildren, Aaron Doyle, Amber Hughes (Kevin) , Kaitlyn French, Meagan Young, Rylee Young, Brandon Caldwell (Holly), Ryan Caldwell, Erika Young; her step-grandchildren, Stephanie Young, Bryan Young, Julia Young, Jennifer Torres, Alicia Torres, Melissa Young, and Matthew Young, She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Brice Caldwell, Mai Caldwell, Joseph Caldwell, and Isaiah Torres.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Scotty) Young, her brother, John Meredith, and sisters, Dorothy Justice, and Nancy Rowe.
She grew up in St Mary's County often spending time at her uncle's home at Cedar Point before his family was "kicked off" for the construction of the naval base. She attended Great Mills School and spent two years at St. Mary's Female Seminary in St Mary's City, MD. She finished her college education at the University of California, Berkley. She joined the US Navy in 1943 and was stationed in Oakland, CA as a pharmacist mate until the end of the war. She was employed in San Francisco as a medical secretary by Dr. David Wood, a pioneer in early cancer research. It was there that she met her future husband and they moved back to Park Hall, MD after her mother died. She was employed for over twenty years at the St Mary's County Department of Social Services and attended to numerous elderly citizens of the county. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, her cats, and traveling with her brother and sister.
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, St Mary's City, MD, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 starting at 10:00 AM. with Reverend John T. Ball officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD, 20650 or Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements are being handled by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Goldsmith, Benjamin George
Birth: 1953-06-16 in Washington, DC
|Benjamin "Ben" George Goldsmith, Jr., 58 of Waldorf, MD, died on August 30, 2011 at his residence. Born on June 16, 1953 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Benjamin G., Sr. and Agnes V. Goldsmith. |
Ben worked as a Mechanic for the Metro Bus, Brandywine Companies, Cafritz Company, and Southern MD Electric where he also was a store room keeper and meter technician. His enjoyments were fishing on his Charter Boat Business in late 80's/early 90's, hunting on family owned farm, and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
His favorite hobby was Drag Racing which he's been doing on and off since 1973. Since 1994, he's owned his small racing business at Maryland International Raceway, Colonial Beach Dragway, Eastside Speedway, and Cecil County Raceway. Ben raced at MIR for more than 30 years, even working at the track to support his love of the sport. In 1994, with the support of his brother, David Goldsmith and long-time friend, Billy DeMarr, Ben returned to racing, in his 1972 Chevy Chevelle as a member of All in the Family Racing with his Darlene Pulliam and brother-in-law, Steve Pulliam. The team held their own, racing with many fellow racers and friends, Leroy Buckler, Steve Cross, Sr., Stephen Cross, Jr., and Charlie Yingling. After retiring his Chevelle in 2000, Ben started BG Racing with his 1987 Chevy Cavalier, a car he built himself.
Ben's many achievements in racing include, Heavy Eliminator Best (Mod ET) Engineered Car (2000, 2002, 2010), Mod ET Most Improved Driver (2002), winner of the the Inaugural All Chevy GM Race (2003), King of the Beach (2006), Mod ET The Dash Mean 15 Qualifier (2010). Ben was also the first driver to hit a perfect light on the new LED Christmas Tree light system. However, Ben felt his biggest accolade in racing was when his 3 year old grandson Cody climbed into the race car and said "Pop Pop, I want to go faster!" Perhaps Cody will be the next leader of team BG Racing.
Survived by his wife of 30 years, Janice Goldsmith, son, James "Jimmy" M. Goldsmith and wife, Terri, daughter, Donna J. Goldsmith and companion, Derek, brother, David A. Goldsmith and companion, Tina, sister, Darlene V. Pulliam and husband, Steve, grandson, Cody "Hotrod" M. Goldsmith, and a large extended family at MIR. Ben loved to be with all the racers each weekend at MIR and especially those he called friends. The number of people who have touched his life at MIR are simply too overwhelming to list.
Ben's competitive spirit never got in the way of his love for helping other racers build, repair of modify their cars. He will be remembered and missed by his family and the countless friends he made at MIR through the years. A special "Thank you" goes to Steven Cross, Jr. for doing an outstanding job of racing Ben's car when he was unable to and to Ben's long-time sponsor of 16 years, Carruth & Son Ready-Mix Concrete and most recently, Edinger's Carpet and Al's Lock Shop. These sponsor's enabled Ben to do what he loved to do "Race." The Goldsmith family would like to say "Thank you", the MIR family for the love, support, and well wishes they received throughout their difficulty journey.
A Life celebration will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD where Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mark Roberson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be held to Hospice of Charles Cty., PO Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646 and/or American Cancer Association, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902.
Friends and family will be invited to the committal ceremony Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Sunstone, John Theodore
|John Theodore Sunstone, Jr., 91, of Waldorf, MD, died August 30, 2011, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born October 26, 1919, he was the son of the late John Theodore Sunstone, Sr. and the late Alice Berry Sunstone. |
Mr. Sunstone was a retired Postal Deliveryman after 25 years of service with the United States Post Office and a Veteran in the United States Army Air Corp as a P-51 Mustang Pilot with the 35th “Flying Buzzsaw” Fighter Group, Fifth Air Force credited with 95 missions and 290 aerial combat hours covering action over the East Indies, Philippines, Formosa, Korea, Okinawa, and Japan.
Predeceased by his parents and one brother.
Survived by sister, Rose Marie Borden and six nephews and nieces, Terry Sunstone, Mark Sunstone, Joanne Foster, Susanne Talley, Joe Foster, and Laura Langford.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 7, 2011, from 9-10:15 AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, September 7, 2011, beginning at 11AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13401 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735. Fr. Timothy Baer will officiate. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Spinney, Edmund Starbuck
Birth: in New Bedford, Massachusetts
|Artist Edmund Starbuck Spinney, 62, of Lusby, MD passed away August 30, 2011. Ed was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1949 to Robert and Jane Spinney. |
With his sister Susan, he spent his childhood on the waters of Cape Cod. After graduating as an art major from Marietta College in Ohio, Ed gravitated to the Chesapeake Bay area. Ed was an art teacher in Calvert County where he met another teacher, Nancy, whom he married in 1976. Together they had two sons, Matt, born 1980, of Mechanicsville, MD and Michael, born 1983, of Conshohocken, PA.
Ed spent a majority of his life as a self employed artist where he created many compelling and complex compositions of the East Coast and the Chesapeake Bay in particular. He was best known for his classic pen and ink water scenes. He had a great passion for sports, particularly hockey, which he played or coached most of his life. He was instrumental in developing roller hockey in Southern Maryland. Ed was a loving grandfather to Matt’s children Ava, 3, and Gavin, 1; he also adored his daughter-in-law Alexa.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 6 – 7 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, MD where a memorial service will be held at 7PM. Inurnment will be private.
The family request donations to be made in Edmund’s memory to Calvert Hospice, www.calverthospice.org, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, 301-994-3023.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Strissel, Betty Jane
Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
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