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|Brutkiewicz, Mary Ann
Birth: 1959-12-10 in Wilkes-Barre, Pensylvania
|Mary Ann Buzinski-Brutkiewicz, 48, passed away from pancreatic cancer Wednesday, July 23, at her Mechanicsville, MD, home. She was surrounded by her family and four faithful dogs (Akai, Sakura, Foster and Kuma).|
Mary was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on December 10, 1959. An outstanding athlete, she lettered in four sports and received the Outstanding Female Athlete of Year award in 1977, the same year she graduated from Wilkes-Barre's Coughlin HS. Mary earned an associate's degree from Luzerne Community College, PA, where her basketball team competed in the Final Four. She then graduated from West Chester State College, PA, with a bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education in 1981. Mary went on to earn her master's degree (with honors) in Business from Florida Institute of Technology.
She worked for Devereaux Foundation in Downingtown, PA, for many years as a special needs counselor and for Centacore Inc. in Malvern, PA, as a Quality Control Technician. Mary then moved to San Diego, CA, in 1989, where she worked for Quiddell Corp. A year later, Mary met her husband, Gregory Brutkiewicz, USN (ret.). They married October 24, 1992, in San Diego. The couple then moved to Misawa, Japan, in 1993, where she worked as Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Specialist. They then moved to Mechanicsville in 1997. At Patuxent Naval Air Station, MD, Mary again worked as a MWR Specialist for two years. In 1999, she transitioned to her current position as a Defense Contract Specialist.
She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Buzinski, Sr., who died in 2004.
Mary is survived by her husband of 15 years, Greg, Mechanicsville; mother, Rita Buzinski, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, William Buzinski, Stafford, VA; Walter Buzinski, Jr., Wilkes-Barre; Greg Buzinski, West Pittston, PA; and Jim Buzinski, Los Angeles, CA; sister, Barbara Jones, Lititz, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.
A private memorial service will be held Saturday, August 2, in Mechanicsville.
Memorial donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and/or the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation: Payable to The Johns Hopkins University, mailed to Ralph H. Hruban, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 401 North Broadway, Weinberg 2242, Baltimore, MD 21231-2410.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Hance, Albert Richard
Birth: 1924-08-21 in Parran, Maryland
|Albert R. Hance, 83, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on July 22, 2008 in Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre De Grace, MD.|
Mr. Hance was born August 21, 1924 in Parran, MD to the late Percy and Iva Sisson Hance.
He served in the Navy from July 1943 to December of 1945, where he received a Purple Heart for injuries that occurred in combat aboard the USS New Mexico. After his discharge, Albert went on to work for Maryland Tobacco Growers as a salesman, and then on to Cox Motors, where he sold parts.
Beloved husband of the late Ruth Hardesty Hance, devoted father of David K. Hance and the late Ellen G. Toronto. Six grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a brother Marvin Hance also survive him.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Thursday July 24, 2008 fro 10 to 11 A.M. where services will follow at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Port Republic, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 758 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Shurtleff, Richard Monroe
Birth: 1937-12-01 in Binghamton, New York
|Richard Monroe Shurtleff, age 70, passed away at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. on July 22, 2008. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Binghamton, NY to the late Charlotte Monroe and Oliver Shurtleff. |
Richard graduated from Northern High School, Binghamton, NY in 1956.
He is survived by his children Richard Shurtleff and his wife Julie of Binghamton, NY; Kelly Shurtleff of Arlington, TX; Sean Shurtleff of Binghamton, NY; James Shurtleff and his wife Elizabeth of Compton, MD; Joseph Shurtleff and his wife Connie of Lusby, MD and the late Tommy Shurtleff. Brother of Ann Fronda of Binghamton, NY; Robert Shurtleff and his wife Shirley of Buttler, PA; Lee O’Day and her husband Bill of New York City, NY; David Shurtleff and his wife Lee of Dover, DE and Joy Shurtleff of Great Ben, PA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and a great grandchild.
A memorial service will be offered at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD on Friday August 1st at 2:00 P.M with the Rev. Ron Collier officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Inglesia Apostolica Pentecostal Hispana de Lusby Church, 10395 H. G. Trueman Rd., Lusby, MD 20657.
Arrangements provided by Rusch Funeral Home.
|Denton, Erma Sophia
Birth: 1926-11-21 in Coplay, Pennsylvania
|Erma Sophia Denton, 81, of Dameron, MD died July 21, 2008 at her residence.|
Born November 21, 1926 in Coplay, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Devetz and Viktoria (Barczy) Devetz.
Erma is survived by her husband, William Hope Denton, children, Carole Jeanne Denton of Falls Church, VA and David Scott Denton of Tempe, AZ, grandson, Jacob William Denton, and sister Henen Gulka of Philadelphia, PA.
Family will receive friends for Erma's Life Celebration on Monday, July 28, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Rodney E. Spade of the SAYSF Bible Church, Lexington Park, MD will conduct the service. Interment will be on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Sparks, Ethel Cleo
Birth: 1930-10-30 in Riverview, Virginia
|Ethel Cleo Sellers Sparks, 77 of Great Mills, MD died at her residence on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Cleo, who did not use her first name of Ethel, was born October 30, 1930 in Riverview, VA. |
She came to Maryland in the early 1940’s with her parents, the late Dallas and Bertie Sellers of Valley Lee along with her three sisters and one brother. Cleo met and fell in love with George Sparks. They were married at the Episcopal Church in Leonardtown on June 17, 1946. They endured many ups and downs but theirs was a lasting love of 62 years.
During her life she worked at the Atwood Bus Station, Belvedere Motel, Patuxent River Naval Air Station and the Lord Calvert Motel and Restaurant.
Cleo’s greatest joy in life was her family. Besides her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren she was mammaw and aunt to many, many more. Her door was always open to anyone that needed a helping hand or a good friend. There was always a hot cup of coffee and a meal. After your visit you were counted as a friend. She loved to crochet and was most proud of the many beautiful baby sets she made for her children and many others. After having a heart attack in May and a stroke, she was determined to make a blanket and cap for her newest great-grandson. With the help of her daughter she completed her task with time to spare. She welcomed the newest addition to her family in late June. Cleo was also an avid book reader and loved mystery. One of her greatest pleasures was to know a secret before others.
She was always eager to learn all she could. Cleo and George loved to travel around the United States and visit with family and friends. Many hours were spent together working in the garden. She and George canned and preserved a lot of their own vegetables. She loved working in the yard and sharing her flowers with friends.
Cleo was very proud of her children that have worked in the military. During her lifetime, two of her sons were in the Army and served in Vietnam and a grandson served in Iraq. Two other children were in the Air Force. When you went to visit she would talk of her love and support for her soldier boys as she would call them. Her children brought many friends home with them at a moments notice and her and dad always made them welcome.
She was the devoted mother of: Wallace Sparks, Tommy Sparks and his wife Pam, Steve Sparks, Debbie Shorback of Great Mills, George L. Sparks and his wife Debbie, Denna (DeeDee) Norris and her husband Ronnie, Dan Sparks and his wife Lou, Bobby Sparks and his wife Patty of Hollywood, MD Janice (Cissy) Chaney and her husband Randy of Port Tobacco and Ronald (Chris) Sparks of California.
She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, her brother Bobby Sellers and his wife Brenda of Mechanicsville, MD and her uncle Gene Sexton of King George, VA.
Cleo was preceded in death by her sons James Dallas (JD), Ernie Ray and Barry Ken Sparks, her sisters Marie Clark, Unive Dean and Cassie Underwood.
Mom would want us to be sure and tell all her friends and family thanks for all the love and support.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 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 Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Wallace K. Sparks, Sr., Thomas T. Sparks, George L. Sparks, Sr., Steve C. Sparks, Chris Sparks, Sr., Dan A. Sparks, Bobby L. Sparks, Miks E. Sparks and Wallace K. Sparks, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4101.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
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