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|Gardiner, James Christopher
Birth: 1949-10-12 in Washington, DC
|James Christopher “Chris” Gardiner, 60, of White Plains, MD, died July 11, 2010, at Civista Medical Center. |
Mr. Gardiner was a long-time farmer in Charles County and part owner of South End Garage in Hughesville, MD, selling Massey Ferguson farm equipment. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Chapel Point, MD. He loved farming, working on tractors and equipment and his vacations to Hawaii.
Born October 12, 1949, in Washington, DC he was the son of the late James Rudolph Gardiner and the late Mary Edith Mudd Gardiner.
Predeceased by his parents.
Survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna E. Gardiner; son, James Christopher Gardiner, II and his wife Asia of La Plata, MD; daughters, Falisha “Sissy” Herbic of HI; Cynthia Gardiner of FL; brother, Steve Gardiner of King George, VA; sister, Cathy Alvey of Westmoreland, VA. Also survived by two grandchildren, Lee and Aranna Gardiner.
Visitation will be Friday, July 16, 2010, from 5-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 10AM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Chapel Point, MD.
Fr. Edward Dougherty will officiate.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Gospel Church, 11150 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Scharnott, Richard Jon
Birth: 1963-12-01 in Ramsey County, Minnesota
|Richard Jon Scharnott, 46 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on July 11, 2010 at his residence.|
Born December 1, 1963 in Ramsey County, MN he was the son of Richard P. and Nancy C. Scharnott.
Richard graduated from Cathedral High School, Duluth, MN in 1982 after graduation he served 20 years in the US Navy retiring in 2003. In 2004 he went to work as a Radar Technician for a Government Contractor.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Katie Scharnott of Orangeville, CA, parents, Richard and Nancy Scharnott of Folsom, CA, and sister, Paula Blaylock of Roseville, CA.
Family received friends on Monday, July 19, 2010 in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
A graveside service will be held September 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Grant, Theodore Francis, Ph.D.
Birth: 1930-05-18 in Barcelona, Spain
|Theodore F. Grant, Ph.D. of St. Leonard, MD, age 80, died suddenly on July 10, 2010. Theodore was born on May 18, 1930 in Barcelona, Spain to Theodore and Helen Grant. |
He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah R. Matthews.
Children include Winslow and husband Brad Wacker, Lauren and husband Ed Haggerty, Christopher and wife Pamela, and Thomas Grant. He has three grandchildren, Nikolai, William, and Allison Rose. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Grant, and preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Helen as well as his sister, Elizabeth Grant, and nieces and nephews.
He was highly respected Clinical Psychologist who integrated multiple disciplines into his work. A remarkable thinker and analyzer, Ted surrounded himself with volumes of books of diverse interests. In recent years, he devoted his energies to working with the Department of Aging in St. Mary’s County, where he facilitated a group for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s, as well as a group on developmental aging. He immensely enjoyed teaching psychology and sociology at the College of Southern Maryland.
In private practice for 40+ years, he presented numerous workshops for colleagues. He was an active member of EATGA (European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis) and made a yearly trek to Europe for training. Highly involved in the Maryland Psychological Association, he is credited for developing and implementing the first political enclave of psychologists who “charged” Capitol Hill and the General Assembly of Maryland, to lobby their congressman, state senators, and delegates.
Ted was a superlative mentor to countless persons, from the young to the mature. He believed in an existential lifestyle. Always an attentive listener, he always reserved judgments. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services will be held at the Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Great Hall in Lusby, MD on Saturday July 17. Viewing for family and friends is from 11AM to 12noon with the funeral service immediately following. Arrangements by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. 4405 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic, MD 20676 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Charles County P.O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604 or the Army War College Foundation, Inc. 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013- 5248.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Winfield Jacks, 64, of Prince Frederick died July 10, 2010, at his home in Barstow under the care of the Calvert Hospice.|
He was born Oct. 24, 1945, to the late Charlotte and Louis Jacks.
During his early years, he enjoyed being at home with his family. He began receiving services from The Arc of Southern Maryland in 1983. When he initially began receiving services with The Arc, it was located at the old Calvert Memorial Hospital where he participated in vocational services. His most recent interest was participating with the music activities of "The Joyous Sounds." His favorite song was "Your Cheating Heart" which he sang often. He retired from the day program in 2009, and began receiving services at home.
He enjoyed various activities and looked forward to volunteering for Meals on Wheels. He loved fried chicken, crabs and drinking a beer. The staff of The Arc of Southern Maryland considered him a part of the family. When he became ill, he kept a smile on his face and a song in his heart.
He is survived by his brother, Albert Jacks; nephew, Carl Hicks; and other family members.
Funeral service was held July 16 at Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick with the Rev. Patricia Berry officiating.
Interment was at Holland Cemetery in Huntingtown.
Pallbearers were Gina Bourne, Mary Atkins, Ron Mould, Karen Haynes-Horton, Steve Wallace and Jessie Shifflett.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick.
|Smith, Helen Louise
Birth: 1914-04-20 in Cheverly, Maryland
|She was born April 20, 1914 to the late John H. and Sarah J. Frohlich. |
She was predeceased by her husband Samuel W. Smith in 1962.
Helen was the oldest and last surviving child of the union of John and Sarah, she was predeceased by her brothers John and Roy Frohlich and her sisters Mary Gasch and Ruth Alsop and step brother Joseph Farr and step sisters Edna and Clara. They were all born and raised on the family farm in Cheverly, Maryland, now the home of the Pepsi Cola Plant off the BWI Parkway in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
She married Samuel Smith in August of 1931 and had two sons, John Charles and Samuel W. Smith, Jr. She stayed home and raised the boys and took care of her father John, who was very ill and helped her sisters and their families when needed. Once the boys were grown and married, she lost the love of her life to a sudden heart attack. Sam passed away suddenly in October of 1962.
Helen was not one to be kept down. Eventually, she gathered her strength and carried on. She moved to a small house in Bladensburg, went to work for the Board of Education of Prince Georges County doing something she absolutely loved, cooking, in the school cafeterias. Helen worked in various schools throughout her career, Margaret Brent Elementary and Greenbelt Elementary were just two that come to mind. She loved all of the children. While working in the cafeteria system, she met many wonderful friends, one of which was Mary Hartley. Mary and Helen became the best of friends, both were widowed. They joined a Duck Pin Bowling League and enjoyed that sport and each other's friendship for many long years.
Helen joined the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at the request of her youngest sister, Mary. She volunteered numerous hours to that organization, in the kitchen upstairs, including bingo nights and wedding receptions. Helen was a lifetime member.
She was also a member of the Decauter Heights Community Club for many years.
The "Frohlich" girls were always close. Many happy holidays and special occasions were spent with Helen, Mary and Ruth and their sons' and their families. All of the girls loved to cook and host parties for their families.
Helen was a faithful servant to her Lord, and attended church regularly. The First Baptist Church of Bladensburg, with the Reverend Woodring was where she attended the longest.
During the most recent years, she was a resident of St. Mary's Nursing Center, 4th Floor. She spent many hours playing BINGO, enjoying many of the other activities and carrying on with the staff and her friends, she also attended Sunday church service regularly.
She is survived by her two loving sons, John C. Smith of Huntingtown, Samuel W. Smith, Jr. of Mechanicsville, grandchildren, Terri Cusic (Gary) , Samuel W. Smith, III (Teresa) of Mechanicsville, Troy Smith of Huntingtown, one great grandson Nicholas Smith and one great granddaughter, Sarah Cusic of Mechanicsville; three step great granddaughters, Lindsey Bush, Natalie and Lauren Diggs; three step great great grandchildren, Nevaeh and Marcus Bush and Ashlyn Austin; three nephews, Thomas Gasch, James Gasch and Glenn Alsop and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
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