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|Brown, Thomas Nathan
Birth: 1972-08-17 in Washington, DC
|Thomas Nathen Brown, 36, of Charlotte Hall, MD died March 4, 2009 at Children's Hospital from the complications of Cystic Fibrosis. Born August 17, 1972 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Fred Nathen Brown and Margaret Irene Thompson Brown. |
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Christine Margaret Brown Owens and her husband Wm. Maurice Owens, Sr., fiancée, Rachel Nemeth, Grandmother, Margaret Theresa Flaherty Thompson, Uncle George Milton Thompson, close cousins, Karen Marie Boecher and Sharon Marie Thompson.
He is also survived by his nephews Wm. Maurice Owens, Jr., Matthew "Anthony" Owens (Godson), Blake Thomas Owens, Bryce Allen Owens, and close friends, Adam Ptack and Laura Gainey Trasatti, God-daughter, Hazel Thomas Ptack, and many other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Margaret Brown, and nephew, James "Dustin" Owens.
Thomas enjoyed life everyday. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He worked at Montgomery Wards from the opening to the closing of the department store. He loved weekend cookouts at his sister's house enjoying his favorite meal, steak and baked potatoes. He loved swimming, boating, bowling, and playing horseshoes, shuffle board, pool, riding motorcycles, and Country music, especially the music of Conway Twitty, George Jones, and George Strait. Thomas always had a smile on his face.
The family received friends for Thomas' Life Celebration on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, where prayers were held at 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Rd., Mechanicsville, MD. Reverend Peter Alliata was the celebrant. Interment followed at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers were friends, Adam Ptack, Fernando Nino, Michael Thompson, Matthew Fields, Philip Buhler, Owen Harris, and cousins, David Flaherty, and Richard Boecher. Honorary Pallbearers were cousins, Edward and John Flaherty, Joseph and Jeffery Cardello, and nephew, Wm Maurice Owens, Jr. Readings were given by cousins Michelle Cardello, Karen Boecher, and friend, Michael Gardiner.
Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Clinic, Children's Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010-2970.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Young, Neola Otto
Birth: 1908-10-23 in Portland, Oregon
|Mrs. Neola Otto Young, of Cobb Island, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2009 at age 100 at Civista Hospital in La Plata, MD.|
Mrs. Young was born in Portland, Oregon, the only child of Frederick and Minerva Otto. She graduated from Grant High School in Portland and attended Oregon State University (then College) where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She lived in Oregon most of her life until moving to southern Maryland 6 years ago.
Totally deaf from scarlet fever at age eight, she was mainstreamed in public schools and learned to read lips and speak normally. She was the first person in Oregon to have a "hearing ear" dog. In her early years she was very athletic and excelled in swimming, diving, bicycling, skating, skiing, and ski jumping. She was the first woman to jump at Mt. Hood. She continued roller skating into her seventies and bicycling into her nineties.
Following her artistic interests, she made jewelry from agates she collected on the beach, crocheted, knitted and was an accomplished seamstress. She grew prize roses and was energetic member of the Portland Rosarians. While raising two daughters in Oswego, Oregon, she was active with the Campfire Girls. She shared her endless enthusiasm with her daughters and taught them her love for cooking, baking and trying new recipes, gardening, and love for children and animals. Throughout her life she was a active member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), a life long Democrat, and a member of the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Young moved to Cobb Island to live with her eldest daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ned Chalker, in 2003 and has been active in local bridge clubs, seniors' organizations, and gardening. She was recently recognized as a Maryland Centenarian. Those who knew Neola know that she was warm, generous and full of life. She had a wonderful gift for making other people feel special. She lived a full life and enjoyed her extended family.
Her husband Arthur M. Young, predeceased her in 1982. She leaves two daughters, Beverly Chalker of Cobb Island, Maryland and Sue Earnest of Newport, Oregon; 2 nieces, Caroline Truex of West Lynn, Oregon and Jennifer Sefcik of Portland, Oregon; six grand children including Lisa Talbott (Mrs. William) of Ellicott City, MD; 14 great grand children; and 2 great-great grand children.
A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Young's life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the home of Ned and Beverly Chalker, Cobb Island, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Wayside Food Bank, 11305 Ingels Court, Swan Point, MD 20645.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Ellis, William Francis
Birth: 1942-10-27 in Washington, DC
|William Francis Ellis, 66 of Mechanicsville, MD died on March 7, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD.|
Born on October 27, 1942 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William Blaine and June Louise Fairall Ellis. Mr. Ellis retired in 1998 as an Operating Engineer for the Local 77. He has resided in this area for 31 years. He attended Barry school in Washington, DC and also lived and worked in the metropolitan area. His hobbies were collecting stamps and coins.
He is survived by his wife, Reba Jane Houck Ellis whom he married in 1975. Also survived by his son, Chad Ellis, aunts, Helen Dean of Clinton, MD, Doris David of Silverton Oregon, and Sue Tyler of Arizona, an uncle, Bobby Ellis of Suitland, MD, and survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family received friends and Celebrated William's Life Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Funeral Services will be held today, Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 21708 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD. Interment will be Friday, March 13, 2009 at Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Todd, North Carolina.
Serving as pallbearers in MD will be; Bobby & Rob Ellis, Marck Dean, Jay and Matthew Ammann, and Russ Newberry and pallbearers in NC will be; Arnold Houck, Kyle Holman, Roger Stidhams, Jeremy Baker, Tracy Phipps, and Jim Taylor.
Memorial contributions may be made to; National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.
|Laungayan, Blanche Cecilia
Birth: 1948-09-18 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Blanche Cecelia Laungayan, 60, of Callaway, MD died March 5, 2009 in Leonardtown, MD. Born September 18, 1948 in Baltimore, MD she was the daughter of Mary Thomas of Leonardtown, MD and the late Frank Thomas. |
She was the wife of Noel Laungayan whom she married on August 17, 1966.
She is survived by her children: Flora Joy and her husband Larry of Leonardtown, MD, Noel Laungayan and his wife Aggie of Lexington Park, MD, Blanche Laungayan of Lexington Park, MD and Pearl Wathen and her husband George of Hollywood, MD, siblings; Dorothy Goswell, Joanne Skol, Mary Nuckles and Rose White, all of Baltimore, MD as well as twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Frankie and Eddie Thomas.
Blanche moved to St. Mary’s County in 1976 from Baltimore, MD and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a loving and devoted wife for 43 years and enjoyed spending time with her family and always made time to find a good bargain.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home with Rev. James Manning officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Chris Morgan, Allan Michael Joy, Richie Loy, Kenny Lee, Keith Lee and Kevin Lee.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Bowen, Edward William
Birth: 1948-04-09 in Washington, DC
|Edward William Bowen, 60, of Waldorf, MD, died February 28, 2009, at Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD.|
Mr. Bowen was a bulk mail clerk for 37 years with the U.S. Postal Service at Central Avenue, MD. He was the veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1967 to 1969. He was a stamp collector, long-time blood donor to the American Red Cross, and a member of the American Legion Post, Waldorf, MD.
Born April 9, 1948, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Edgar Allen Bowen and Edna Insley.
Predeceased by his father; sister, Leta Bowen.
Survived by his mother, Edna Insley of DE; son, Michael Bowen of Waldorf, MD; daughter, De Anna Bowling of La Plata, MD; step-son, John Lehman of CT; step-daughter, Joyce Close of La Plata, MD; brothers, Robert Bowen of DE; David Bowen of CA. Also survived by grandchildren, William and Andrew Bowling.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 11, 2009, from 5-8PM, at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, MD, with a funeral service beginning at 7PM. Fr. Mark Smith will officiate.
Interment will be at Maryland Veteran’s Cemetery on March 12, 2009, at 11AM.
Honorary pallbearers will be the United States Army Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902-4662.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Home.
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