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Croissette, Anne Marie
Birth: Friday, March 12, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence: Chester, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the age of 69
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Anne Marie Croissette, 69, of Chester, MD formerly of Dunkirk, MD passed away May 22, 2012 at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville, MD. She was born March 12, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to Henry and Mary (Smith) Montgomery.

She was raised in Langhorne, PA and attended Our Lady of Grace grammar school in Penndel, PA and Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, PA, graduating in 1961. Anne then attended Adelphi Business School in Philadelphia, PA.

She married Ronald T. Croissette on September 25, 1965 and they lived in Beverly, NJ and Fairless Hills, PA, later moving to Columbia, MD in 1971 and to Dunkirk in 1978. They have resided to in Chester, MD for the past year.

In addition to being a homemaker, Anne was a bookkeeper, administrative secretary and treasurer for Croissette, Inc., her husband Ron's independent Washington Post newspaper distribution business. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach where she was active in the Ladies of Charity, serving as Treasurer. Anne enjoyed watching football and was an avid Redskins fan. She also enjoyed baseball, reading and animals, having raised several pet dogs.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents and by a son, Kevin Croissette.

She is survived by her loving husband Ronald T. Croissette and sons Jeffrey Croissette and wife Rebecca of Stevensville, MD and Tim Croissette of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Shawn Croissette, Molly Croissette and Kelly Liang Croissette.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, North Beach, MD. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne's name may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617, or online at www.hospiceofqueenannes.org.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.

King, James Floyd, Sr.
Birth: Wednesday, February 28, 1940 in Van Lear, Kentucky
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 72
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James Floyd King, Sr., age 72, a resident of Owings, MD passed away May 23, 2012 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. He was born February 28, 1940 in Van Lear, Kentucky to Estill J. and Ruth (Sprinkle) King.

He was raised in Van Lear until moving with his family to Washington, D.C. in his early teens. He lived in S.E. Washington and attended public schools, and married Carol Ann Benjamin January 14, 1961. They resided in District Heights and in 1987 moved to Owings, MD.

James worked for the Bureau of Engraving as a shrink wrap machine operator, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed playing lead guitar and listening to country music. James loved all sports including football, basketball, baseball and softball. He especially enjoyed coaching his children with the District Heights Boys and Girls Club. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden, doing yard work and flowers, especially roses.

For the past sixteen years he has devoted himself and his time and energy to his grandson Michael, who was the "apple of his eye."

James was preceded in death by his parents, a son James F. King, Jr., a sister Jeannette Lemke and a brother Wallace J. King.

He is survived by his wife Carol Ann King, a daughter Cindy J. King and a son Joseph M. King, all of Owings, MD. Also surviving are grandchildren Jaime King, Chelsie and Michael Salvagni and Cheyenne Hook, a sister Dorothy Altman of Temple Hills, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, MD, where services and a celebration of James' life will follow at 11:30 A.M. Interment will be private.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Dixon, Peggy Lenora
Birth: Friday, October 12, 1928 in Washington, DC
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Friday, May 25, 2012 in the Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, Maryland
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Peggy Lenora Dixon, 83, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 22, 2012 in Callaway, MD. Born on October 12, 1928, in Washington, DC. she was the daughter of the late Edmund Roger and Josephine Julia Kelly Wright.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph Dixon who died on May, 1997, and whom she married in 1978 in Leonardtown, MD.

Peggy is survived by her children: Joseph S. Mattingley (Terry) of Mechanicsville, MD. and Bonnie J. Hoepfinger of Fredericksburg, VA.

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Roger Wright, Donald Wright, and Marion Reese.

Peggy graduated from St. Anthony's High School in Washington, DC in 1946. She moved from Washington, DC to St. Mary's County, MD in 1950 and was an Assistant Manager for the Enterprise Newspaper retiring in 1983.

The family will received friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Bickers, David Burton
Death: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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David "Pete" Bickers passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary Rebecca Bickers and a loving father of David Bickers, Jr., Debbie Thomas, Pam Hager, Phil and Dave Jester and the late Tina Bickers.

Pete was a devoted grandfather of Kim Wert, Keith Jester, Sue Churchill, Melissa Biasi, Fallon Burgess, Mallory Lagana, David Burgess, Jennifer Mutchler, Chad Mutchler, Kyle Burgess and Taylor Mutchler. He was the great-grandfather of Bittany, Kelsi and Jacob Murphy, Emily, Alyssa and Oliva Jester, Brayden Churchill, Preston and Lila Biasi and Lucy Lagana. To all these "Pooker-dooker's" he was their "Pee Paw".

Pete was a graduate of Bladensburg High School and a veteran of World War II, during which he received the Purple Heart. After the military he worked for NASA as a draftsman.

Pete had many hobbies which included collecting Betty Boop memorabilia, coins, stamps and crafting model airplanes and cars. He enjoyed playing golf, going bowling and never missed Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune. He was an animal lover and especially loved his cat, Freckles. He was an adventurer and loved to travel. In his retirement he visited Australia, Switzerland, Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pete's name to the: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWS), P O Box 1660, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Visitation
Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A.
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Funeral Service
Friday, May 25, 2012, 12:00PM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A.
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Geerts, Jeffery Michael
Birth: Thursday, April 27, 1961 in Davenport, Iowa
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 18, 2012 at the age of 51
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Jeffery Michael Geerts, 51, of Hollywood, MD died at his home on May 18, 2012. He was born in Davenport, Iowa on April 27, 1961 to James and Marilyn Haiston Geerts.

He joined the United States Navy in 1980 and served until 1984, honorably discharged as a Petty Officer 3rd Class. He had been employed by DynCorp, first as a truck driver and more recently as a mechanic.

His hobbies included camping, watching NASCAR and rooting for "his" driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

He is survived by his parents, James and Marilyn Geerts of Jacksonville, FL; wife of 10 years, Susan; daughter, Bambi Geerts of Great Mills, MD; brothers, Joseph Geerts and his wife Barb of Davenport, IA and Gerald Geerts of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Rose Stark and her husband Joe of Davenport, IA, Cindy Hanson and her husband Dave of Seattle, WA and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A-16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Please note Jeff's name on contribution.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.

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