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|Day, Lizette Thomas
Birth: 1928-10-25 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Lizette T. Day, 82, of Hollywood, MD, Sotterley Plantation docent and volunteer, Master Gardener, member of Garden Club of Southern Maryland and the League of Women Voters, mother and grandmother, passed peacefully after a brief re-encounter with cancer on Friday September 3, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital.|
Lizette was born Marta Lizette Thomas in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25th, 1928 to John Bosley Thomas (Baltimore City chemist and researcher on defense projects during both world wars), and Marguerite Maas Thomas, concert pianist. Lizette attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, then married Gaylord Hill Day of Baltimore in 1948, accompanying him on a series of industrial and later governmental postings in the Caribbean islands, Venezuela, Colombia and Iran until she returned to Baltimore in 1964 to oversee their son's education.
Upon her husband's retirement, Lizette took a position as docent and Gaylord as public relations manager at the Sotterley Plantation historic manor in 1976. The couple resided at Sotterly Plantation in Brink Cottage, which overlooks the Patuxent. Lizette and Gaylord lived there until his death in 1985 - with Lizette continuing to reside there late into the 1990s. Lizette was intimately involved with Sotterley as it developed from a private house with limited public access to a museum establishment with a professional staff.
Lizette had a full, rich life - which took her overseas where her warmth, beauty and joy in living enriched small expatriate colonies and where she and her husband established strong friendships within the larger local community. On their arrival in Sotterley, Mr. and Mrs. Day were fortunate to be welcomed into the heart of St. Mary's County, developing another set of friendships which sustained her after her husband's passing.
Lizette was fully engaged in life and was blessed with an interest and affection for people which endeared her to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A Memorial will be held at Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Sinsel, Nicholas Alan
Birth: 1992-10-24 in La Plata, Maryland
|Nicholas Alan Sinsel, 17, of La Plata, Maryland, died from injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident on September 2, 2010 at Prince Georges Hospital Trauma Center surrounded in love by his family and friends.|
Born on October 24, 1992 in La Plata, Maryland he is the son of E. Alan Sinsel and Becky Goldsmith Sinsel, both of La Plata, Md.
Nicholas was educated by the Charles County Public School system. He had worked at Safeway in La Plata and the Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland.
He was a free-spirited young man who brought laughter into the lives of all those privileged enough to know him. Nicholas played football in the Charles County Youth Football League starting at age 4 and continued until he was 13. He played for the Indian Head Braves and the La Plata Blue Knights, where he met many wonderful families, especially the Waldbauer family. He had a love of music and an incredible natural talent which enabled him to play numerous musical instruments. Including the viola, upright bass, guitar, drums, keyboards and bass guitar. He was involved in the Maryland Point Baptist Church Youth Band and was currently playing drums in the Eyes of the Ancient band.
Nicholas had a loving heart and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends. He will be remembered for his uncanny sense of humor, quick wit, and mischievous smile.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Holly Sinsel (20), and his half-sisters Natalie Fox (7), Mackenzie Fox (6) and Alaina Fox (4), all of La Plata, Md.
Grandparents, E. Paul and Alice "Sweetie" Sinsel of La Plata, Md., Ruth and Art Creighton of LaPlata, Md. and the late Billy Goldsmith of Chapel Point, Md.
Aunts and uncles are Caryn Sinsel Daniele and her husband, Larry; Paul Goldsmith and his wife Julianna, Judy Fields and her husband, Dan; Dottie Moats; Joe Goldsmith, and Teresa Willingham and her husband, Steve.
Cousins are Jeff Bowie, Jennifer Moats Bowling, Andrew Willingham and Cheyenne Goldsmith.
Extended family members include step-father, Carlin Fox, Emily and Caitlin Fox, Darlene Schick, and many other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. La Plata, Md. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 7th at the Sacred Heart Church La Plata, Md. from 4 to 8pm with a prayer service beginning at 7pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church at 10am on Wednesday, September 8th. Burial will take place at St. Charles Cemetery in Glymont, Md
|Baker, James Andrew
Birth: 1951-12-07 in Budd's Creek, Maryland
|James Andrew Baker, 58, known to family and friends as "Andy Brown", peacefully departed this life on September 2, 2010.|
James was born on December 7, 1951 in Budd's Creek, MD, to Alice Pauline and the late Robert Q. Baker Sr. He accepted Christ in his life, was baptized, and became a member of St. Matthew's Free Gospel Church of Christ, Leonardtown, MD on March 19, 2006. He was educated in the St. Mary's County public school system where he graduated from Chopticon High School, Morganza, MD.
Following graduation, James enlisted into the United States Army. Following his military service, James worked for the St. Mary's County Government for 2 years. He then followed in his father's footsteps, and began to work at the Indian Head Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, MD, where he worked for 34 years until he retired.
James enjoyed being around his family and lending a helping hand when needed. He always had a witty remark for any situation (i.e., I'll throw salt in your eyes or I'll scratch your eyes out), this is an inside joke for the family. He was an usher and a member of the St. Matthew's Men's Choir. He enjoyed watching all sports and the cooking channel. James also was a DJ for many occasions such as, cookouts, weddings and different fundraisers. He enjoyed being with his companion, Felicia and the girls, this made him very happy.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his beloved companion, Felicia Cutchember and three daughters: Patrice, Shawnese, Sherice ; two granddaughters Kaelani and Talia; mother, Alice Pauline; sisters: Theresa Maddox, Paulette, Agnes, Marie and Pamela, brothers: James (Dicky) Brown, Robert Jr, Lewis, and Charles; one brother-in-law, John Maddox; two sister-in-laws: Denise and Linda; host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends; three goddaughters: Ciera Young, Shaquan Bush, Shambre' Young.
Family will receive friends for James Life Celebration on Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD with Bishop Daniel Jones officiating.
Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Wagner, Edward Charles
Birth: 1926-08-02 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Edward Charles Wagner, 84 of Mechanicsville, MD died on August 31, 2010 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway, MD. Born August 2, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Edward Ambrose and Ethel E. Pocklington Wagner. |
He was the loving husband of Edna M. Wagner whom he married on March 6, 1949 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, MD.
He is also survived by his four children; Dan Wagner (Rhonda) of New Castle, PA, Diana Johnson of Mechanicsville, MD, Janet Wagner of Brunswick, MD and Nancy Curry of Hudson, FL. He is also survived by his six Grandchildren Lori Quade, Charlena Rutherford, Daniel Curry, Melissa Curry, Dana Wagner and Lisa Wagner; five Great-Grandchildren David Rutherford, Rhodie Quade, Chrissy Rutherford, Amanda Rutherford, and Mason Quade. Edward was preceded in death by his Granddaughter Kimberly Johnson.
Edward joined the United States Army in December of 1944 and was stationed in Fort Meade, MD. He separated from the United States Army in February of 1946. He worked for Amoco Oil (BP) as a Refinery Supervisor for 37 years and retired in 1977. Edward was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post 276, Severn, MD, Haurundale Little League, Glen Burnie, MD and the Rebels Athletic Club, Glen Burnie, MD.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Fr. John Ball officiating. Interment will follow Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Kevin Askew, Gary Davis, Rhodie Quade, David Rutherford, Philip R. Quade III and Steven Dean.
Contributions in memory of Edward may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Russell, Richard Ignatius, Sr.
Birth: 1924-11-18 in Morganza, Maryland
|Richard Ignatius “Dick” Russell, Sr., 85 of Leonardtown, MD died on August 31, 2010 at his residence of 63 years. Born November 18, 1924 in Morganza, MD, he was the son of the late William Lee and Kathleen Ann Abell Russell. He was born the fifth child out of eight. He attended both St. Joseph’s and Margaret Brent Schools. Dick graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1943. |
He met the love of his life, the late Agnes Cecilia Russell in the late spring of 1944 and they were married at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown, MD on November 22, 1945. Their best man was Irving Russell and their maid of honor was Virginia Hurry. Agnes preceded Dick in death on July 14, 1985. He held a memorial Mass dedicated to her at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church every year since her death as well as for his son David who was killed in Combat in March of 1969.
Dick is survived by his children; Dickie (Karen), Bobby (Carole), Donald (Debbie), Linda Farrell (Jim), Agnes Monteith, Charles (Christine), Francis (Gisela) and Carolyn Weiler (Donnie) and Grandchildren; Georgia, Pam, David, Cynthia, Sandra, Nicole, Stephen, Kristie, Ryan, Paula, Ricky, Lewis, Sarah Jean, Brian, Keri, Tommy, Brandie, Crystal, Patrick, Kara, Karla, Charlotte, Sarah Jane and Michael as well as his 25 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Dorothy Shavatt of Waldorf, MD, Mary Rosalyn “Rose” Hurry of Morganza, MD and James “Jim” Lambert Russell of Hughesville, MD.
He is preceded in death by his children; David Allen Russell and Baby Benjamin Russell, his granddaughter Kelly Farrell, and siblings; William “Austin” Russell, Walter “Fidalis” Russell, Anne “Helene” Hoffman and Louis “Lee” Russell.
He was known and loved by all as a family man, a faithful Catholic, a devoted community servant, and a dear friend. He has been an active member of the St. Francis Xavier Parish since he moved to his last residence in St. Clements Shores in 1947. He joined the Knights of Columbus in the same year. He has been in the Lions Club since 1973 serving as King Lion on three separate occasions. He remained active in all three until his death. He became the first baseball Manager at St. Clements Shores in 1956, first Rocking Chair Softball Manager of the local team in 1963 retiring from the team in 1970 and is a member of the Rocking Chair Hall of fame. He served as President of the Babe Ruth League while managing one of the other divisions in the 1960’s. He also managed the Compton Raiders Young Men’s Softball team one year in the 70’s. He was the first President of the Chopticon Athletic Boosters in 1966. He was also the first President of the St. Clements Shore Comments Club.
Dick received many awards and has been recognized for his community work on several occasions. One of the most significant was Maryland’s Most Beautiful People Volunteer award he received in October of 2004. He was nominated by the St. Mary’s County Commissioners and received his award in Annapolis, MD.
Dick was born and raised on his family farm in Morganza, MD. He continued to farm in the Morganza area until he went to work as a Civil Servant from 1946 until 1979 at the Patuxent Naval Air Station, retiring as the Budget Officer. He continued to work as a government defense contractor for several years as a Financial Consultant and also worked part time for several years in real estate with B&B Realty. He always helped out on the Russell farms whether it was with tobacco, grain, flowers or just driving the tractor. He was still going to the farm and helping in any way he could until his illness with pulmonary fibrosis no longer allowed. He still consulted after that with his nephews on a regular basis right up to the time of his death.
Dick loved to travel and was able to see the world. He loved his family and loved to go up on the farm, the “Home Place” where he was born. Dick enjoyed spending time and working with his family, his fellow parishioners, his fellow club members, his hunting and fishing buddies. He loved to hunt and fish whenever he could. He never forgot a birthday and that included his brothers, sisters, parents, children, grandchildren and even most of the great-grandchildren as well as most of his nieces and nephews. He was an avid sports fan especially the Orioles and the Redskins and later the Ravens and the Nationals. When he found the time and if he wasn’t coaching or working as a community servant, he enjoyed watching family members play ball, especially his Grandson David. Dick died peacefully in his home after two years battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Compton, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM and the Knights of Columbus will say the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Compton, MD with Fr. John Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be his surviving eight children. Honorary pall bearers are the members of the Leonardtown Lions Club.
Contributions in memory of Dick can be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton, MD 20627 and/or the Leonardtown Lions Club, P.O. Box 363, Leonardtown, 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
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