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Stasulli, Mary Delores
Birth: Tuesday, January 17, 1922 in Washington, DC
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the age of 89
Laid to Rest: Friday, March 04, 2011 in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Mary D. Stasulli 89 of La Plata, Md. Died on February 26, 2011 in La Plata, Md. She was born on January 17, 1922 in Washington, DC to the late Salvatore and Giovina Stasulli.

She is also predeceased by her brothers Tony, Bennie, and Lt. John Stasulli.

She is survived by her sisters Anna Rastelli and Edna Padgett, brother-in-law Ray Rastelli, nephews John and Tom Rastelli, John Stasulli, and Steve Padgett, Nieces Leah Stasulli DeJesus, Pam Padgett Brinley and Debra Padgett.

The family will receive friends on Thursday March 3rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm with prayers at 7pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, Md. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 4th at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church La Plata, Md. Interment to follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery Suitland, Md.

Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

Smith, James Albert, Sr.
Birth: Wednesday, February 24, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Monday, February 28, 2011 at the age of 85
Laid to Rest: Friday, March 04, 2011 in the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery, Solomons, Maryland
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James Albert Smith, Sr. (Hoke) of Lusby, Maryland, died at home on Monday, February 28, 2011. He was 85 years old. Hoke was born on February 24, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of seven children. He was the son of the late Edward Ernest LaGrande Smith and Anna Margaret (Herline) Smith.

He was a World War II veteran and served in the Navy from July 3, 1943 until his honorable discharge on March 15, 1946. His stations during this time included STA Crew NCTC Peary WIMVA; 89th Construction Battalion (Replacement); 11th USN Construction Battalion; 33rd USN Construction Battalion; 93rd Construction Battalion and US NAS Anacostia, D.C. His military honors included the Pacific Theater Ribbon (2 Stars); the American Theater Ribbon; the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon (1 Star).

Hoke was a long time resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He retired from his position as Staff Assistant to the Transportation Department from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1981 after 40 years of service to his home on the Patuxent River in Lusby, Maryland.

Hoke lived in Lusby since 1976 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the Holy Name Society and a Charter member of the Drum Point Club. He enjoyed "his River" (as he called it), spending time with his family, watching football and baseball, and, above all, cutting grass. He was also known for his quick wit and sense of humor which continued with him until the very end.

Hoke is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Phyllis (Wheeler) Smith, his children: James Albert Smith, Jr. of Ellicott City, Maryland; Phyllis Gail Lambert of Woodsfield, Ohio and William Edward Smith of Ramona, California. He was also survived by 9 grand Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Family will receive friends for Hoke's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P. A. 20 American Lane, Lusby, Maryland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Regis Catholic Church, 43950 Saint Johns Rd., Hollywood, Maryland; with Father Dignan, Father Schmidt and Father Gardiner officiating. Interment followed at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery, Solomons, Maryland. Serving as pallbearers will be James A. Smith, Jr., William E. Smith, Irvin A. Lambert, Thomas C. Fisher, Nolley P. Fisher, III, and Frank H. Boeckmann.

Should friends desire contributions may be made in Hoke's memory to St. John's Regis Catholic Church, 43950 Saint Johns Rd., Hollywood, MD. 20636-3253 www.stjohnsparishhollywood.org or to Calvert Hospice, P. O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678 "Donations are encourage on- line at www.calverthospice.org"

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Crawford, John Kelly
Birth: Sunday, November 28, 1920 in McCormick, South Carolina
Residence: Indian Head, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Monday, February 28, 2011 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Mr. Crawford was the Owner/Operator of Maryland Airport in Pomonkey, MD for 60 years and was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, graduating in June 1941.

He was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, MD from 1941 to 1944 in the Quality Control Section and advanced to Inspection Supervisor of Fuselage Subassemblies of the Martin B-26. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 with duties as Mechanic on the Martin B-26 and was released from active duty in 1946. He completed the CAA Test and obtained an A&E license in mid-1946.

He was employed by the Glenn L. Martin Company from 1946 to 1947 with duties of Inspector on conversion/overhaul of C-54's to DC-4's and Equipment and Specifications Inspector on AM-1's.

He was employed as an Aircraft Mechanic at the French School of Aviation in Harbor Field in Dundalk, MD from 1947 to 1949. He was on active duty with the United States Naval Reserve at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, DC from 1949 to 1953 with duties of Aircraft Mechanic on patrol and transport aircraft.

In June 1951, he worked a a part-time Mechanic at Maryland Airport in Indian Head, MD and became a full-time employee and Corporation President from 1953 to the present time. In 1953, he became a Designated Aircraft Maintenance Inspector (DAMI) and at its termination was offered and accepted Aircraft Inspection Authorization, which has been held continuously to the present time. He was a member of Quiet Birdmen (QB) and Silver Wings.

He was Owner of the Charley Taylor Master Mechanic Award issued December 1994 with 50+ years as an Aircraft Mechanic with no violations and Owner of the FAA Wright Brothers Master Aviator Award issued June 1997 with 50+ years as a Pilot with no violations.

Son of the late James William Crawford and the late Mamie Frances White Crawford.

Predeceased by his parents; his wife of 47 years, Beulah Lee Crawford

Survived by one son, Gilbert L. (Marilyn) Bauserman of Indian Head, MD; one sister, Elizabeth Swank of Indian Head, MD; four grandchildren, David Bauserman, Shelly Hill, Tammy Potter, and Teresa Dollar; and five great-grandchildren, Jeremy Hill, Jennifer Hughes, Brittany, Breezy, and Cameron Potter. Also survived by seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Monday, February 28, 2011 from 11AM until Service time at 12:30 PM at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3235 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.

Rev. Robert Carter and Rev. Kevin Holder will officiate.

Interment took place at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.

Honorary Pallbearers: United States Navy Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, PO Box 182, Bryans Road, MD 20616.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Stabler, Grace Mary
Birth: Thursday, April 11, 1935 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Abell, Maryland
Death: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the age of 75
Laid to Rest: Friday, March 04, 2011 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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Grace Mary Ellis Stabler, 75, of Abell, Maryland, died February 26, 2011, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born April 11, 1935, in Leonardtown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alma Ellis and the wife of Allen Wayne Stabler.

Mrs. Stabler grew up in Oakley. She attended Holy Angels Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1952. After graduating from St. Mary's Academy, she attended St. Mary's Seminary Junior College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. She then completed her studies at the University of Maryland in College Park, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English.

After graduation, Mrs. Stabler worked at Service Test at Patuxent River NATC as a Technical Librarian. She was also employed by the St. Mary's County Board of Education as a Media Specialist at Bethune and Dynard Elementary Schools, retiring after 30 years.

She faithfully attended Holy Angels Catholic Church in Avenue and was the organist there for over 50 years, beginning in the seventh grade. She was also the second grade CCD teacher for many years, preparing numerous children to receive the Sacraments of First Penance and Holy Communion. She participated in every aspect of her church, working at church dinners, as a member of the Pastoral Council and as president of the church's Sodality. Mrs. Stabler was awarded the Order of Merit by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2003 for her service to her parish. She volunteered at Mary's Song Soup Kitchen (now St. Mary's Caring) every Tuesday for eight years.

Mrs. Stabler was active at both Holy Angels Sacred Heart School and St. Mary's Ryken High School over the 25 years her five children attended these schools, watching hundreds of sporting events, working for the Athletic Boosters and playing the organ at the children's weekly Mass.

Grace loved her home on St. Clements Bay and the beautiful sunrises every morning. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading to her four grandchildren, cooking and playing the piano and organ.

Mrs. Stabler is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Allen Wayne Stabler, whom she married on June 25, 1960. She is also survived by her five children, Susan A. Stabler of Elkton, Gregory D. Stabler of Columbia, Jennifer A. Stabler of Greenbelt, Elizabeth M. Farrell (Robert) of Helen, and Ruth C. Franklin (Chris) of Mullica Hill, New Jersey; her four grandchildren, Drew Farrell, Emily Farrell, Samuel Franklin and Isaac Franklin; her aunt, Grace Gibson; and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends for Mrs. Stabler's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Holy Angels Church in Avenue, where prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Gurnee officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Bushwood, with Emory Ellis, III, Andrew Ellis, Jr., John Ellis, Greg Brown, Steve Long and Harry Horn serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Catherine Spalding School, 38833 Chaptico Road, Helen, MD 20635; Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609 and/or St. Mary's Caring, 20850 Langley Road, Building A, P.O. Box 144, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.

Dombroski, Katie Elva
Birth: Friday, May 06, 1927 in Arlington City, Virginia
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 in the All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, Mechamicsville, Maryland
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Katie Elva Dombroski, 83, of Leonardtown, MD died February 27, 2011 at the St. Mary's Nursing Center. Born May 6, 1927 in Arlington City, VA, she was the daughter of Phillip Spencer Johnson and Katie Elva Emmons Johnson. She worked for many years as a manager for Bell Atlantic/Verizon.

Besides her parents, Katie was predeceased by her husband, Albert Dombroski, Sr.; son, David Davidson; brother, Phillip Spencer Johnson, Jr. and grandson, Albert Dombroski III.

She is survived by sons, Walter Davidson of Colombia, MD, Andrew Davidson of Florida, Albert Dombroski, Jr. of Riverdale, MD and Michael Dombroski of Olney, MD; daughter, Phyllis Dietz of Waldorf, MD; brother, Arthur Johnson of Fort Washington, MD; sister, Laura Redmond of Lexington Park, MD; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends for Katie's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 5 -8 p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. Interment will take place at All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, 38885 New Market Turner Rd., Mechanicsville, MD.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

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