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|Hance, Thomas Lloyd
Birth: 1953-10-26 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|Thomas Lloyd “Tommy” Hance, age 57, of Huntingtown, MD passed away September 14, 2011 in Huntingtown. Tommy was born October 26, 1953 in Prince Frederick, MD to William Everett “Dickie” and Gladys Alberta (Catterton) Hance. |
He was raised in Huntingtown, attended Huntingtown Elementary and graduated from Calvert High School, class of 1971. Tommy attended the Diesel Institute of America in Prince George’s County and was employed by the Prince George’s County Board of Education for 32 years as a school bus mechanic, rising to head mechanic. He had lived in Prince Frederick, and for the past 25 years resided in Huntingtown. In his leisure Tommy enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, camping, tubing, and fishing, and was fond of working on and repairing cars.
Tommy is survived by his wife Lois A. Hance, a son Thomas L. Hance, Jr. “TJ” and his wife Jennifer of Baltimore; a daughter Christen Lee Morgan of Prince Frederick; parents William E. “Dickie” Hance of Huntingtown and Gladys A. Jenkins of Port Republic. He is also survived by a brother William E. “Billy” Hance, Jr. and wife Sandra of Huntingtown and a sister E. Carol Masciantonio of Huntingtown; grandchildren Quaid Irving, Ian Stewart, and Sydney Hance; a step daughter Robin L. Davis and husband William of Huntingtown; and step-grandchildren Alyssa, William and Lacy Davis.
Friends will be received on Friday September 16, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD 20736, where services and a celebration of Tommy’s life will be held Saturday September 17, 2011 at 11:00 A.M.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Stamnos, Paul Charles
Birth: 1924-07-03 in Reading, Pennsylvania
|Paul Charles Stamnos, 87 of Charlotte Hall, MD died September 14, 2011 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Born July 3, 1924 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Stamnos and Christina (Janakis) Stamnos.|
Paul served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1972. While in the Navy, he was in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked for the Civil Service. He was a member of the Thomas J. Shryock Lodge, and a lifetime member of the Fleet Reserve Unit 126. Paul's hobbies included traveling, RVing, fishing and church.
Paul is survived by his four grandchildren, Christina Mangrum of Lexington Park, MD, Paula Ross of California, MD, Michelle Humphrey of Columbia, MD and Nickolas Stamos of Annapolis, MD and their spouses.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Stamnos, and his son, Gene Stamnos.
Family will receive friends for Paul's Life Celebration on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 or the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Maryland Office, P.O. Box 1889, LaPlata, MD 20646.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Birth: 1939-11-29 in Jerusalem
|Hilda Munayer, 71, of Waldorf, MD, died September 14, 2011, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. |
Mrs. Munayer was a homemaker and a founding member of St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Waldorf, MD. She loved needlepoint, arts and crafts, her church, and her grandkids. She was a pet lover and loved her dog Gizmo.
Born November 29, 1939, in Jerusalem, she is survived by her daughter, Marilyn and her husband Brent Boswell of Waldorf, MD; sister, Mary Munayer of Jerusalem; three grandchildren, Brianna Brooke, Alexis Boswell, and Brent Boswell, Jr.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 4419 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Funeral Service will be Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 11AM at St. Thomas Orthodox Church. Father Joseph Edgington will officiate. Pallbearers will be Karoly David, Brent Boswell, Fred Boswell, Rick Boswell, and Kevin Dent.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 4419 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Thomas, Helen Marie
Birth: 1942-08-25 in Bryantown, Maryland
|Helen Marie Thomas was born August 25, 1942 in Bryantown, MD to the late Mary Simms Bell and Lee Roy Bell. Early on Wednesday morning, September 14, 2011 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, Helen Marie Thomas, transitioned from this earthly life to life eternal.|
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband; John Edward Thomas Sr., sisters; Patricia (Anne) Bell and Alice Washington, and sister-in-law Catherine Plater.
Helen, “Momma Helen” or “MeMe”, as she was known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was an active and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bryantown, MD. Helen obtained her education in the Charles County Public School system and graduated from Bel Alton High School in 1961. Helen worked for the Charles County Department of Social Services for many years before retiring to become a wonderful housewife and caring stay-at-home mom.
Helen was a beautiful and loving wife to her beloved husband, John, for 52 years. She was also a very caring and supportive mother to her children. Momma Helen loved spending as much quality time with her family and friends as she possibly could. Her favorite past times included playing cards, purchasing various items at the local yard sales and eating out at restaurants. Helen also gave great pride when entertaining and cooking for family and friends. You could stop by any day of the week and sit down and enjoy a meal fit for a King, because she was a Queen. Helen also took enjoyment in playing her lottery numbers daily, no matter the situation or circumstance; she had to “get her numbers in.”
Helen leaves her memory to be cherished by her seven sons; John Jr., Charles, James (Land), George (Bae), Michael, Dwayne and Alonzo Thomas; four daughters; Sandra, Mary (Francine), Carolyn (Shelly) and Terri Thomas; five daughters in-law; Wanda, Stephanie, Katina, Joretta and Laurie Thomas; She also leaves her memory to be cherished by her granddaughter, Hope Goldring, whom she raised as her daughter, and her great grandson, Taahlyejah Cobb whom was the light of her life; three brothers; James (Junior), Francis (Big Boy) and Hilary Bell; three sisters in-law; Joann Matthews, Jean and Pat Bell; one brother in-law; Thomas Matthews; Her very special friends, Emily Dorsey and Shirley Ann Reeves; thirty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Helen was blessed with such a loving heart that her motherly love poured out to others. With her love she also cared for and created a special bond with nieces; Renee, Jackie and Angel Bell and nephews; Shawn and Aaron Jacks.
Helen touched the lives of each and every person she came in contact with. She was always calling to check on the well being of others no matter what condition she was in. Her laughter and witty remarks gave joy to all those in her presence. She will truly be missed by those who knew and loved her. Helen is now in a better place and we must remember that to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
Viewing, 10am until Mass of Christian Burial, 11am, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland 20617. Interment, Church Cemetery.
Arrangements, entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Davis, Bruce Elbert
Birth: 1934-01-09 in Hurican, Ashe County, North Carolina
|Bruce Elbert Davis, 77, was born on January 9, 1934, in Hurican, Ashe County, N.C. to Walter Worth and Birdie Bell (Hartsog) Davis. Bruce passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011.|
Bruce attended Lansing school until about 1948 when his family moved to Washington, D.C. where he graduated from Eastern High School. Bruce began working and taking night classes to study Architecture, when he was drafted into service. It was while stationed in Germany that he received a letter from a pen pal which led to a storybook romance and marriage to Eleanor E. Krause. They made their home in La Plata where they raised their children, Sue, Lisa and Sally. September 12 marked their fifty second wedding anniversary. Early in Bruce’s career, he found that he had a talent for estimating which led to a life long profession as a General Contractor.
He started his business, Bruce Davis, Inc. with his wife, Ellen, in the den of their home. With the addition of his brother, Mack, they formed The Davis Corporation which built some of the area’s most prominent buildings including the Charles County Courthouse, several buildings at the College of Southern Maryland, numerous schools, the Richard Clark Senior Center and the Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s College in which the theater is named in his honor. Though officially retired, he couldn’t stay away and offered his broad experience and knowledge to “his girls” in their businesses. Bruce also believed in a commitment to his community as he served as president of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce and first president of local United Way chapter, on the Board of Hawthorne County Club and the Board of Maryland National Bank. With his brother, he established the Melwood Golf Tournament, which continued to benefit one of his favorite charities for many years.
Bruce loved to play golf, watch baseball, and took great pride in caring for his yard. What he loved most was spending time with his family: his wife, Ellen Davis and children, Sue Ellen Davis (Mike McCook), Nanjemoy, MD; Lisa (George) Holmes, La Plata, MD; and Sally Davis, La Plata, MD; Grandchildren, Christine Dennery Hill, Kerry (Petia) McCook, Rexford George Holmes and Sarah Wescott Holmes; Sister, Barbara (Fred) Stevens; Nieces and Nephews, Beth Davis, Douglas (Jill) Davis, Stacey (Timmy) Fennell, Christopher (Candy) Stevens, Gabrielle (Julie) Stevens, Stephanie Stevens, Michael (Alexandra) Brainerd, Cynthia (Richard) Grove, Aaron (Jennifer) Mosberg. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Worth and Birdie Bell; brothers, Mack Davis and Ansel Jack Davis; Son-in-law, George Holmes.
Visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, Durham Parish, Ironsides, MD.
The family prefers donations to Durham Church Cemetery Fund, St. Mary’s College of Maryland or Civista Medical Center.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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