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|Roller, John Harrison, Jr.
Birth: 1915-06-19 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
|John Harrison Roller, Jr., 94, of the Willows, Chesapeake Beach, MD died December 21, 2009 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born to John H. Sr. and Elma Tomlinson Roller on June 19, 1915 in Williamsport, PA, where he was raised and graduated from Williamsport High School. |
He was a Chief Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard-Merchant Marine, and served in “Oceangoing Armed Conflict” from December 30, 1941 until August 15, 1945, earning the Merchant Marine Emblem and the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Bars. He was later employed as a Ship Captain, primarily in the cruise industry, and retired from his life at sea with the Grace Cruise Line in the late 1970’s.
John and his wife Jessica Roller had resided in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, and he had lived in the Willows, Chesapeake Beach, MD for the past fifteen years. He was a member of the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. He loved boating, fishing, being outdoors, and reading.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jessica, and his brother Donald Roller. He is survived by a brother Clyde L. Roller and his wife Alice Marie of Silver Spring, MD, a sister-in-law Loretta “Sugar” Roller of Jacksonville, FL, and by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Monday December 28, 2009 at St. John’s Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.
Arrange,ents provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Swann, Carter Francis
Birth: 1929-09-02 in Indian Head, Maryland
|I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:|
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
The righteous judge, shall give me at that: and not me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
II Timothy 4:7-8
Carter Francis Swann, affectionately known as “Charlie” was born on September 2, 1929 in Indian Head, Maryland, to the late Godfrey J. Swann and Ruth L. Brooks Swann. Carter departed this life on December 21, 2009 at the Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland.
Carter was raised in Indian Head, Maryland and educated in the Public School system of Charles County, Maryland. On March 5, 1950, Carter was joined in Holy Matrimony to Geraldine Datcher of Nanjemoy, Maryland and from that union a daughter, Geraldine Frances and a son, Harry Adrian was born. Carter was employed with the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland and retired after 31 years of service. After retiring from the Federal Government, he went to work with the Charles County Government and retired from that job as well.
He was a good provider, loved his family, his wife, daughter, son, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Carter was a peaceful, quit person, content with the little things of life. In addition to spending time with his family he also enjoyed working in the yard.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife, Geraldine Datcher Swann, a loving daughter and son, Geraldine Francis Mc Daniel and Harry Adrian Swann, grandchildren, Sakda Swann, Akeem Swann and Hamilla Swann, two great grandchildren, son-in-law, David Mc Daniel, daughter-in-law, Patricia Swann, six brothers, five sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Viewing, Monday, December 28, 2009 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 30 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, Maryland from 9:00am until Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00am. Interment, St. Charles Cemetery, Glymont, Maryland.
Arrangements entrusted to THORNTON Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Briscoe, Ivan Granville
Birth: 1921-09-02 in Winfield, West Virginia
|Ivan Granville Briscoe, 88 of Waldorf, MD died on December 21, 2009 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born on September 2, 1921 in Winfield, WVA, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Rose Ellen Powers Briscoe. |
Mr. Briscoe was a Machinist Helper for the Department of Navy and retired in 1978. His enjoyments were going to church, square dancing, playing the harmonica, and blue grass music. He liked Johnny Cash. He was also a member of American Legion and DAV.
Beloved husband of the late Naomi Jewell Childers Briscoe.
Survived by his children, Phyllis Marie Barnard & husband, James, Linda B. Pero & husband, Wes, Martha Nortrup & husband, David, and Thomas G. Briscoe & wife, Karla, siblings, Irene, Mabel, Pearl, Frank, and Armon, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends to Celebrate Ivan's Life on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD where Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. Interment will be held on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Cody, Brent, Derek, David, Wes, Randy, and Chris.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD and Grace Lutheran.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Johnson, Esther Violet
Birth: 1921-09-29 in Blue Island, Illinois
|Esther Violet Johnson, 88, of Solomons, MD passed away on December 20, 2009 at Asbury-Solomons Nursing Center of complications associated with pancreatic cancer. She lived in Leonardtown for sixteen years prior to moving to Asbury in June 2009.|
Esther was born on September 29, 1921 in Blue Island, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, IL in 1940. In 1943 she joined the Women's Army Corps, and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant before her discharge in 1946. She married Edward S. Johnson on January 15, 1946 in Frederick, MD. She lived in Northern Virginia for thirty two years. After raising her children, Esther worked for Sears in the appliance repair service center. She retired in 1988 at age 67; she moved to Leonardtown in 1933. Esther was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and spent her free time doing sewing for charities and visiting the infirm and shut-in. She was a dedicated homemaker devoted to her family, serving her Lord, and helping anyone in need.
Esther is survived by her husband Edward, three children; Dennis, Byron, and Bradley Johnson, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 11:00 am at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Leonardtown, where friends will be received one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the soup kitchen of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 65, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Arleo, Dominick L.
|Dominick L. Arleo, 89, of Solomons Island, Maryland died on December 20, 2009.|
He is survived by his wife Estelle Arleo and stepsons Russell Hall, Edward Lauman, and step daughter Rennie Toskey.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 from 10 AM to 11 AM. Funeral Services will follow at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Casto officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dominick to the The ALS Association Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, www.als.org .
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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