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Wood, William Garland, Sr.
Birth: Sunday, March 07, 1937 in Oraville, Maryland
Residence: Oraville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 76
Laid to Rest: Thursday, April 04, 2013 in the Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, Maryland
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William Garland Wood, Sr., 76, of Oraville, MD, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 30, 2013 in Oraville, Maryland. Born on March 7, 1937 in Oraville, MD, he was the son of the late George Dewey Wood, Sr., and Thelma Marie Wood.

Garland was the loving husband of Mary Jane Wood, whom he married in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD on October 5, 1958.

Garland is survived by his children; Bill Wood (Alicia), Wanda Worch (Pete), Mark Wood (Carol), Tim Wood, (Kim), Rita Wood (Danny), Patrick Wood (Lisa), and 11 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his siblings; Melvina Hilgers, Cecelia Adams, Dewey, Walter and Mark Wood.

Garland attended Margaret Brent High School. He worked as a butcher for Giant Food Corporation for 42 years retiring in 1997, and he was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County.

Garland enjoyed playing cards and lotto, eating hard crabs, wood working, being Santa Claus at the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire House for 30 plus years, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be; Bill Wood, Mark Wood, Tim Wood, Patrick Wood, Pete Worch, Danny Wood, Billy Wood, and Brian Wood.

Contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department P.O. Box 37 Mechanicsville, MD, and/or Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 15 Mechanicsville, MD.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Keesee, Douglas Goode
Birth: Sunday, May 31, 1936 in Wyllesville, Virginia
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 76
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Douglas Goode Keesee, 75 of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Bowie, MD died March 30, 2013 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Born May 31, 1936 in Wyllesville, VA, he was the son of Roy Goode Keesee and Elizabeth May West Keesee.

Douglas was loving husband of Gloria Ann Mayhew, his high school sweetheart.

He is the proud father of daughters, Debra A. Keesee, Donna M. Dunn, Pamela L. Moran, and Patricia K. Davis and son in law William "Dusty" Davis, brother, Albert Keesee, Sister Linda Santiff, 2 Grandchildren Hunter Douglas Dunn and Collin Ray Keesee Dunn.

Douglas is predeceased by his parents, his wife and his brother Willard Lee Keesee.

Douglas grew up in Prince George's County, MD. An avid outdoor's man, Douglas loved hunting, fishing, boating and being on the water. He was a member of the Hunting Club named after his father, Roy G. Keesee Memorial Hunt Club. Douglas worked as a heavy equipment operator and was known to many as the best of his time. One of his most memorial jobs was planting all the trees around the FBI building in Washington, DC.

The family will receive friends for Douglas' Life Celebration on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00pm.

Above all Douglas cherished his family and therefore his family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or a Charity of One's Choice.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Garrett, William Donaldson
Birth: Monday, August 10, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 81
Laid to Rest: Friday, April 05, 2013 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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William (Bill) Donaldson Garrett of Waldorf, MD died on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He was 82 years old. Bill was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1931 and later moved with his parents, Sara and A. J. Garrett to Washington, DC. He graduated from Anacostia High School in 1949.

He was married to and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Arlene McCall Garrett. They had three children, Gregory William Garrett (deceased), Douglas Alan Garrett, and Julie Arlene Garrett Testerman. They have four grandchildren, Christina Arleen Garrett Morrow, Holly Arlene Testerman, Heather Arlene Testerman, and William David Testerman. They also have three great-grandchildren, Ava, Sara, and Michael Morrow.

William was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was very much loved by all and will be terribly missed.

William earned graduate degrees from George Washington University and also from Georgetown University. He worked at the Naval Research Laboratory for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He then took the position as Chief Scientist with ORINCON, a high technology corporation, where he was employed for another eight years.

William was a recognized expert in his field of science. He has served on technical panels for the National Science Foundation and was an invited participant in numerous national and international conferences and workshops. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research and was a member of numerous high-level scientific societies. He has participated nationally and internationally in studies in his field of expertise for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and United Nations technical groups. He was responsible for several patents important to the Navy and the civilian community. William was an invited speaker and session Chairman at the 20th Nobel Symposium in Sweden. He also was a recipient of the year for the coveted annual E. O. Hulbert Award from the Naval Research Laboratory for his high scientific achievements. He was a gentleman who contributed much to the military and to our society.

Visitation on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 11AM until time of Funeral Service at 1PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD at 2:15PM.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Rosengrant, Diana Rose
Birth: Thursday, October 20, 1955 in New York
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 57
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Diana Rose Striegel-Rosengrant, 57, of Lexington Park, MD passed away suddenly on March 30, 2013 in St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. She was born in New York on October 20, 1955 to Mary Todaro Striegel and the late George Striegel.

Mary previously lived in Buffalo, NY and she relocated to Maryland in the early 80's. A majority of her family still resides in upstate New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and worked at the Chesapeake Biological Lab, Solomons, MD in the 80's.

Diana is survived by her beloved mother, Mary Striegel of Crofton, MD; daughter, Jessica Rosengrant of Lusby, MD; sons, Nathaniel Rosengrant, John Drinks, and a grandson, Jacob Rosengrant all of Lexington Park, MD; sister Adrienne Striegel of Crofton, MD and her devoted companion Thomas A. "Nick" Nicoloss of Lexington Park, MD.

Services and interment will be private.

Should friends desire contributions may be made in Diana's memory to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD.

Jones, Alissa Sue
Birth: Monday, November 07, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Friday, March 29, 2013 at the age of 63
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Dr. Alissa Sue Jones, 63, of Leonardtown, MD died March 29, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's. Born November 7, 1949, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of Joan (Capps) Jones and the late Alvin E. Jones.

Dr. Jones was married to her husband, Larry Brown, on February 19, 1994 at St. George's Episcopal Church, in Valley Lee, MD.

She was a psychologist with a private practice serving the area for twenty years and a member of the APA (American Psychology Association).

Dr. Jones loved art, music, attending plays and concerts, and kayaking on Breton Bay. She had a special affection for bunnies, and delighted in the rabbits, birds, and other animals who chose to frequent her home.

Dr. Jones is survived by her husband, Larry Brown; her daughter, Jessica Jasper of San Francisco, CA; and her brother, Christopher Jones of New Britain, CT.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Jones.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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