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|Briscoe, Sylvia Ilona
Birth: 1934-09-27 in Allentown, Pennsylvania
|Sylvia Ilona Briscoe, 74, of California died July 17th 2009 at her daughter's home in Hollywood, Maryland. She was born on September 27, 1934, in Allentown, PA, to the late Joseph Daniel Weiss and Inci Hajdu Weiss, both of whom were born in Hungary.|
She graduated from Hood College, married John Hanson Briscoe, and moved to Hollywood, MD. She and Mr. Briscoe were the parents of four children - Lisa Jane Briscoe of Timonium, MD; Janice Briscoe Baldwin of Hollywood, MD; John Hanson Briscoe Jr. of Hollywood, MD; and Dana Elizabeth Briscoe of Hollywood, MD. They have seven grandchildren, Emily, Sam and Philip Baldwin, Jenna Briscoe, Jaime and Katrin Burke, and James D. Russell (J.D.).Their marriage ended in divorce.
She worked at the Circuit Court in Leonardtown, MD as a real estate title abstracter. She was an active bridge player, and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and other bridge clubs. She was also active in the Women's Club of St. Mary's and the Citizens Scholarship Foundation.
She was comforted in her final months by regular visits from friends, family and twice weekly bridge games. Hospice of St. Mary's County provided invaluable comfort.
A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sotterley Foundation (P.O. Box 67 Hollywood, MD) or Hospice of St. Mary's County (P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown MD).
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Morgal, Daniel Kempster
Birth: 1923-01-08 in Washington, DC
|Daniel Kempster Morgal, 86 of North Beach, MD died July 17, 2009 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1923 in Washington, DC the son of John W. and Hilda (Hunter) Morgal, Sr. and educated in Washington, DC schools. |
Dan joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and received a Navy Commendation for outstanding heroism in action in the defense of Empress Augusta Bay Beachhead, Lougainville, Solomon Islands in 1943 and a Presidential Unit Citation for heroism in action during the invasion and recapture of Guam. He was discharged from the Marine Corps as a PFC in 1945. He later joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served until 1953.
He married the former Rose Sita in Washington, DC and they resided in White Plains, MD. Dan was employed as a mechanic for Lustine Chevrolet in Hyattsville, MD for over 20 years retiring in 1962. He also assisted his brother John in his plumbing business. He moved to North Beach in 1998. Daniel was a painter and skilled wood carver making animals, trains and trucks. He also wrote stories of his escapades as a child as well as love stories. Dan also loved fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother. Surviving are a nephew John W. Morgal, III (Joy) of North Beach, MD, 2 nieces Peggy Henderson (Wally) of Mechanicsville, MD and Trudy Morgal of North Beach, MD, numerous great nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Lucky.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Faunce, Charles Rosser
|Charles R. Faunce, 78, of Solomons, MD died July 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital, after a long and brave battle with cancer.|
He is survived by his wife, Louise Faunce who resides at Asbury Solomons, a sister, June Mileo of Millsboro, DE, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and countless friends and neighbors.
Mr. Faunce served 3 years in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. Half of that time was served in Korea in the 25th Infantry Division where he received the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.
Mr. Faunce was a member of the Steamfitters Union (Local 602) from 1957 to 1988
After his retirement, he worked in the Department of Public Works at Patuxent River until 1995.
Mr. Faunce was an avid golfer and served on the Golf Committee at the Breton Bay Golf and Country club beginning in 1972. Mr. Faunce also served on the Leonardtown Planning and Zoning Committee in 1997 and 1998. He was elected to the Leonardtown Town Council in 1998 and served until 2006.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Meredith Wilkins-Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at 1:00 p.m.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Raczkowski, Minna Anna
Birth: 1916-03-29 in Pilkallen, Germany
|Minna Anna Raczkowski,93, of Waldorf, MD, died July 17, 2009, at her residence.|
Mrs. Raczkowski was a Homemaker and of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She was a member of the Waldorf Senior Center.
Born March 29, 1916, in Pilkallen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Gustav Borm and the late Maria Hess Borm.
Predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Waldemar Raczkowski.
Survived by her daughter, Ingrid M. and her husband Frank Culhane of Waldorf, MD; son, Dieter K. and his wife Joyce Raczkowski of Smyrna, DE; brother, Willy Borm of Germany; grandchildren, David A. and his wife Shelley Culhane and Katherine M. Culhane; great-grandchildren, Brett D. Culhane and Callie B. Culhane.
Visitation will be Monday, July 20, 2009, from 6-8pm at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, MD.
Interment will be at Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, MD on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 12PM.
Rev. Kimberly McKnight will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Gray, Alice Effie
|Alice Effie Gray, 58, of Mechanicsville, MD died July 16, 2009 at her residence. Born April 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Mary Erva Curry Hancock. |
She was the loving wife of Robert David Gray whom she married on July 1, 1972 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She also is survived by her son David Gray and his wife Jessica, her grandson Gabriel, and her daughter Diana Lewis and her husband Michael, all of Columbia, MD as well as her siblings: Tweet Pilkerton and her husband Winks of California, MD, Sheila Smith and her husband Darren of Lexington Park, MD, Patty Wood and her husband Jimmy of Ridge, MD, Alvin Hancock and his wife Sandy of Leonardtown, MD, Calvin Hancock and his wife Annette of Mechanicsville, MD, Joe Hancock and his wife Pam of Hollywood, MD and Lenny Hancock and his wife Glenda of Hollywood, MD.
She was preceded in death by her sister Darlene Snellings and her husband the late Pat Snellings and her brother Norman Hancock, Jr.
A lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, Alice graduated from Chopticon High School “Class of 1969.” She was a childcare provider for many years and loved birds, shopping, and spending time with her husband and family. She loved her daycare children and their parents.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be said at 3:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be David Gray, Ralph Gray, Jr., John Slade, Michael Lewis, Eric Ward, and Daniel Slade. Rachel Ward will be an honorary pallbearer.
Contributions may be left to St. John’s Catholic Church, 43950 St. John’s Road, Hollywood, MD 20636 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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