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|Gritzmacher, Carla Ruth
Birth: 1946-07-11 in Oak Harbor, Ohio
|Mrs. Gritzmacher was a retired school teacher serving with the Charles County Board of Education for 38 years. She taught at T.C. Martin, Matula, Walter J. Mitchell, and J.C. Parks schools. She was member of Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata, Md., where she was choir director, pianist, and organist for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, cross word puzzles, and the outdoors. She volunteered with her music at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. |
Daughter of the late Carl F. Wainwright and the late Dolores E. Bahnsen Wainwright.
Predeceased by her parents and step-mother, Lillian D. Wainwright.
Survived by her husband, Kenneth C. Gritzmacher, two sons, Michael J. (Jill) Battaghia of Annandale, Va, and Steven W. (Lisa) Battaghia of Springfield, NJ., one daughter, Amy Jo Gritzmacher,of La Plata, Md., one sister, Joann Smalley of California, one grandson, Ryan Michael Battaghia.
Visitation on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 5-8pm at Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata, Md.
Funeral Service on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church.
Interment at Maryland Veteran’s Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. On Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 10am. Clergy will be Rev. Timothy Steele.
Pallbearers will be Bill Swartzwelder, Richard and Steven Coppola, Bill Rohme, Jerry Miller, Bill Evans, Bruce Jordan, and Bill Eckman.
Memorials to American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902 or Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, Md.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Dorwart, Sandra R
Birth: 1960-07-03 in Washington, DC
|Sandra Ruth Dorwart, 47 of Hughesville, MD after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer, departed this veil of tears on March 10, 2008 at her home.|
Born July 3, 1960 in Washington, DC, Sandra graduated from Thomas Stone High School and also attended CSM. She was employed by the Department of the Navy as a Computer Specialist at Pax River. Sandi loved all outdoor activities, fast boating, crabbing, fishing, camping at Goosebay Marina and especially her times at the beach with her family. Her dog Baby was her constant companion.
She leaves to mourn her daughter, Cara Rochelle Dorwart, her loving parents, Frank X. and Mary Ann Dorwart, siblings; Theresa Boswell, Steve Dorwart, Angela Trigonoplos, Cecelia Ann Dorwart, William Dorwart and Robert Dorwart, Sr., Godchild; Dominic Dorwart, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sandi was preceded in death by her brother Timothy Dorwart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Thomas Gude as the celebrant.
Pallbearers for Ms. Dorwart were; Steve Dorwart, Robert Dorwart, Sr., William Dorwart, George Clark, Ralph Boswell, Benjamin Trigonoplos and Warren Hawkins.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, LaPlata, MD 20646
Interment was private.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.
|Sopousek, John M
Birth: 1921-04-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|John M. Sopousek, 86, of Solomons, MD died March 10, 2008 in Asbury-Solomons Health Care Center, Solomons, MD.|
Born April 10, 1921 in Cedar Rapids, IA, he was the son of the late Milver Sopousek and Irene L. Janacek Sopousek. Mr. Sopousek married the late Doris Anne Lebel on August 5, 1946 in Bamberg, Germany. Mr. Sopousek served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1951. He was later Vice President of Marketing Services for Saco-Lowell, Inc., a textile machinery company. He received his Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.
Mr. Sopousek is survived by his daughter, Jan Brandstetter, of Mechanicsville, MD, a granddaughter, Sheila Greer of Hughesville, MD, and a great granddaughter, Tabitha Greer of Hughesville, MD.
In addition to his parents and spouse, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Brandstetter.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Asbury-Solomons Health Care Center, Solomons, MD. Inurnment will be private.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 1889, LaPlata, MD 20646.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Brawner, Robert Michael
Birth: 1955-04-12 in Washington, D.C.
|Brawner, Robert Michael, Age 52 of Waldorf, Maryland.|
Robert Michael Brawner, more affectionately known as Mike, was born on April 12, 1955 in Washington, D.C. to Mary Estelle Ware Brawner and the late Francis Leroy Brawner.
Mike grew up in Charles County, Maryland and attended the Charles County Public Schools; after which, he worked in construction.
On November 19, 1980, he married Alice Ann Adams. Mike was blessed with two beautiful daughters and granddaughters.
He enjoyed spending time with family, football, watching westerns on television and going to the race tracks.
On Monday evening, March 10, 2008 at his home and surrounded by his loving family Mike left this life for one eternal.
Left to cherish fond memories are his wife of 27 years, Alice A. Brawner, two daughters, Robin Brawner and Erica Brawner, two granddaughters, De’vonni Farrar and Amyah Swann, mother, Mary Estelle Brawner, step-mother, Jeannie “Rebop” Brawner, special friend, Frederick “Fred” King and special friend and brother-in-law, Butch Adams, other relatives and friends.
His Viewing and Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Thornton Funeral Home Chapel, 3439 Livingston Road (State Route #227, Pomonkey) Indian Head, Maryland. Viewing 9:00 am; Service 10:00 am. His Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Pomfret, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton funeral Home.
|Vaughan, Lucy Pearl
Birth: 1924-01-30 in Ford City, Pennsylvania
|Lucy Pearl Vaughn, 84 of Great Mills, MD died March 10, 2008 in Bayside Care Center, Lexington Park, MD.|
Born January 30, 1924 in Ford City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Adam Bonieckie and Mary Thomkulska Bonieckie. Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Vaughn of Great Mills, MD, a son, Michael E. Vaughn of Lexington Park, MD and five grandchildren. Mrs. Vaughn was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard B. Vaughn in 1994.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD. The Reverend Joseph R. Sileo will be the celebrant. Interment will be Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
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