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Abell, Rosalie Catherine
Birth: Thursday, June 23, 1927
Residence: Loveville, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Monday, May 23, 2016 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Rosalie "Rosie" Catherine Abell, 88, of Loveville, MD formerly from Hughesville, MD passed away on May 19, 2016 in Callaway, MD. Born June 23, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Anna Adell Suite and Louis Suite.

Rosie was the loving wife of the late Francis A. Abell, whom she married on July 11, 1953 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD and who preceded her in death on February 21, 2009.

Rosie is survived by her children; John Abell (Debbie) of Mechanicsville, MD, Billy Abell, Brenda Abell, and Michael Abell all of Loveville, MD, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and her brother Matthew Suite of Mechanicsville, MD. She was preceded in death by her daughter Debra Buckler and son Mike Abell, siblings; Earl Suite, Norris Suite, and Louise Padgett.

She was a lifelong St. Mary's County, MD resident and graduated from Margaret Brent in 1945. Rose worked as a Teacher's Aide in Mother Catherine Spalding School in Helen, MD. Her family was her hobby, taking care of everyone, and making them happy.

The family will received on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Frankie Lathrom, Steve Gragan, Brian Russell, John F. Abell, Jr., Lee Wedding, and Joe Jackson. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Zierman, Frederick William
Birth: Sunday, January 17, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the age of 79
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Frederick William "Fred" Zierman, 79, of Solomons, MD passed away on May 15, 2016 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born January 17, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN he was the son of William Edward Zierman and Idah (Rude) Zierman.

Fred graduated from Edison High School in Minnesota in 1955. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. degree. He completed graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley in 1963 with a major in History and a minor in Economics. He served in the Naval Reserves from 1955 until 1963 rating aviation machinist mate, 2nd class.

He married Susan Ames Zierman on November 24, 1979 in Minneapolis, MN. In 1963, Fred entered the Federal Government as a logistics analyst for the Department of Defense working under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. In 1968, Fred moved to the Executive Office of the President working as a budget analyst under Presidents Nixon, Ford Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton, retiring in 1993.

Fred had many opportunities for travel during his work life throughout Europe and made a point to travel for recreation regularly with Susan and their friends. His retirement was a fulfilling time during which he pursued his many interests with his wife in their beloved country retreat on Helen's Creek in Southern Maryland, a home he designed and built with his family in 1980.

Fred was an environmentalist and conservationist as well as an economist. He rode his bicycle to work almost every day for thirty years, rain or shine, in support of his values to conserve and protect the environment. A lifelong dog owner, Fred loved dogs and all animals. A favorite family story details how Fred reoriented the building of the county house to avoid disturbing a nest of turtle eggs.

Fred had many hobbies including cabinet making, crafting much of the furniture in the house. A curious and passionate reader throughout his life, he was also an avid collector of books, especially history, military, art and nature books. He also collected classic Hollywood movies and Film Noir, jazz music, wine and art, in particular works from the Copenhagen Amsterdam (CoBrA) movement. He enjoyed travelling, sailing, reading, woodworking, and regularly meeting with friends on his boat or upper deck of the house sharing a glass or bottle (or two) of wine and talking late into the night.

A few of his favorite quotes were:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."- Oscar Wilde
"Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess" - anon
"If you make up your mind not to be happy, you can have a fairly good time" - Edith Wharton

Fred is survived by his step-daughter, Kristin Ames and son-in-law Robert Wiley of New York, NY, and one grandchild, Elijah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Susan Ames Zierman, and his brother, Peter Zierman.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Smith, M. Kenneth
Birth: Tuesday, July 01, 1941 in Georgia
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 74
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M. Kenneth "Ken" Smith, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD died on May 22, 2016 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's. Born July 1, 1941 in Georgia, he was he son of the late Marvin Joshua Smith and the late Ethel Lee Smith. Predeceased by his parents and his brother, Lawrence Smith. Ken is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Long) Smith and son, Timothy K. Smith; nephew, Larry Smith and sister-in-law, Connie Smith.

Ken loved cars, especially his 1970 Pontiac LeMans, and enjoyed fishing, his small collection of Depression era glassware and traveling everywhere, especially throughout Europe.

The family will welcome friends on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Maryland 20637. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Hughesville Baptist Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ken's name to: the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.

Mehrtens, David George
Birth: Friday, August 18, 1939
Residence: Port Tobacco, Maryland
Death: Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 76
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David George Mehrtens, 75, of Port Tobacco, Maryland died May 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. He was the son of George William Mehrtens and Elizabeth Eleanor Locke Mehrtens. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Gerald R. Mehrtens.

David was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard, having served from 1957-1961. He was an electrical foreman with the Local #26 IBEW for 50 plus years. He was also a member of Eutaw Forest Archers Club and an original member of the Port Tobacco Beagle Association. He liked bass fishing and hunting. He was also a good family man.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sarah Elizabeth Mehrtens; his son, Phillip D. Mehrtens and wife Katherine; his brother, Dean Wilson Mehrtens and wife Gloria Ann; his sister, Ardith Freeman and husband Kevin; and his grandchildren, Reagan Elizabeth and Ian David Mehrtens. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends received on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 5-8PM with Funeral Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Interment at a later date. Memorials are asked to Washington Hospital Center. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Corrinne, Marcella Dorothy
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Monday, May 23, 2016
Laid to Rest: Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Marcella Dorothy Corrinne, 94, of Waldorf, Maryland died May 23, 2016 at her residence. She was the daughter of Lewis Elmer Olson and Chleora Brickell Olson. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Eugene Andrew Corrinne.

Marcella was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She was a past Girl Scout Leader and volunteer at her children's schools. She was a writer of the Neighborhood News for the Enquirer Gazette Newspaper in Prince George's County. Her self-taught knowledge of the stock market was excellent. She was known as a good cook, loved her dogs, and a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Terry M. Corrinne and wife Tracy; her daughters, Rita D. Coughlin and Jeanne R. Corrinne; her sisters, Annamae Paul and Ruth Dunmire; her grandchildren, Christopher, Steven, Aimee, Michael, and Brent; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Friends received on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 9:30AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:30AM at New Life Wesleyan Chapel, 9690 Shepherd's Creek Place, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD. Memorials are asked to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20603.

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