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|Newman, Lavin Mondell
Birth: 1965-10-05 in Cheverly, Maryland
|Lavin Mondell Newman, was born on October 5, 1965 at the Prince Georges Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland. He was the son of Mary Ann Stringer and E. Tyrone Newman.|
“Kooch” as he was more affectionately known attended school in Washington, D.C. and Prince Georges’s County, Maryland.
The proudest day of his life was when his son, “Little Lavin” was born. Kooch loved him more than anything else in the world.
Kooch was very family oriented and was loved by everyone. He was the only man known, that didn’t have any enemies. He enjoyed listening to music, especially, Oldies and Gospel. He also enjoyed watching football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
His favorite sayings were “What’s up Gee”, “Ain’t No Shame in My Game” and “I’m Gonna Get Mine.”
On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Kooch was called from this earthly life to life eternal.
In addition to his parents and son, left to cherish fond memories are, one brother, two sisters, seven nieces, three nephews, and a host of family and friends.
Viewing, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:00am until time of Service, 11:30am in the Chapel at Thornton Funeral Home, 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. Interment, Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Whittemore, Clifford D.
Birth: 1960-09-13 in Bronx, New York
|Clifford D. Whittemore “ Cliff”, 48, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on March 24, 2009 at Georgetown University Hospital.|
Born was born on September 13, 1960 in Bronx, New York to Ilsa Ingino Whittemore and the late Douglas Whittemore.
Cliff graduated from Walt Whitman High School. He was a DC Fire fighter and after he left, he launched his career as a project manager in the construction industry. Cliff enjoyed his family and the numerous family gatherings that occurred throughout the years. He liked to watch sports, especially the Washington Redskins. He loved boating, fishing, and going to the Ocean city Beach house for some R&R.
Beloved husband of Susan M. Whittemore, devoted father of Kristin and Amanda Whittemore , stepfather of Lena Grierson (Steve), Tonia Raley (Ashley) and William Nuckols, Jr. Grandfather of Brandon, Andrew, Justin and Marissa, he is also survived by his mother Ilsa Whittemore, his sister Ariane Whittemore – Carpenter ( Jack), sister in law Linda Clem (Mike) and uncle of Jaclyn and Sean.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Friday March 27, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. where services will be held on Saturday March 28th, 11 A.M. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO: The Kristin T. and Amanda L. Whittemore Educational Scholarship Fund C/O Any PNC Bank.
|DuFour, Raymond Wilfred
Birth: 1926-03-19 in Lowell, Massachusetts
|Raymond Wilfred DuFour, 83, of Mechanicsville, MD died March 24, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born March 19, 1926 in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late John and Marie Jean LeVette Lessard. |
He was the loving husband of Doris May DuFour whom he married on September 29, 1945 and who preceded him in death on May 13, 1992.
He is survived by his children; Raymond DuFour of Fort Polk, LA, William DuFour of Westminster, MD, James DuFour of Lexington Park, MD, Ernest DuFour of Florence, TX, Michael DuFour and Russell DuFour, both of Mechanicsville, MD, Barbara DuFour of Leonardtown, MD and Glenda Mincey of Mechanicsville, MD as well as his sister Doris Rangels of VA, 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son Ronald DuFour and his siblings Richard and Robert DuFour and Diane Hunt.
He was a sheetmetal worker for the Local 100 for 60 years, retiring in 1991. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 27, 2009 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home at 10:00 AM with Fr. Peter Alliata officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be James DuFour, Jr., Michael DuFour, Russell DuFour, Ernest DuFour, Raymond DuFour and Chris DuFour. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Thomson, William Mincey, Brandon Mincey and David Becraft.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Forrest, Dr. James Alexander, Sr.
Birth: 1911-04-15 in Ridge, Maryland
|Dr. James A. Forrest was born in Ridge, Maryland, April 15, 1911, and lived all but four years of his life in St. Mary's County. He attended St. Peter Claver Church and graduated from Cardinal Gibbons Institute on June 7, 1931. He attended Hampton Institute (now University) in Hampton, Virginia. His college education was quickly interrupted because of the impact of the depression and the need to work and care for his ailing grandmother. He received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from St. Mary's College of Maryland on May 13, 2000, in honor of his community service.|
In 1935, he married Harriett Swales of Leonardtown, Maryland at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church. That same year, he began working for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company (a subsidiary of AT&T). He went from a line crew foreman to a senior level manager. He retired in 1976. He and his wife of 74 years raised and educated five children. All five of the children went on to post-secondary education.
It was through his children that his involvement with schools and education became a passion in his life. He was a member of the Cardinal Gibbons Institute Foundation Board. He played a key role in the desegregation of St. Mary's County public schools in the mid-60s. Because of his role in the constitutional action, he was appointed by then-governor, Marvin Mandel, to the St. Mary's County Board of Education and later became the first African-American to serve as its president. Under his leadership, several new high schools, middle and elementary schools were constructed including the Career and Technology Center which now bears his name (Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center). For many years, he anonymously gave scholarships to African-American youth in St. Mary's County.
Dr. Forrest's service to his community was not limited to the educational arena. He was active in his home parish, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Maryland, as a Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council Education Committee and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a charter member of the St. Mary's County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Knights of St. Jerome. A widely respected figure in Southern Maryland for the better part of a century, Dr. Forrest not only worked for the good of the African-American community but for peaceful relations and better understanding between the black and white communities. His leadership has been expressed on the executive boards of St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Home for the Elderly, Office on Aging, Cedar Lane Apartments, St. Mary's County Fair and in 1993 he was appointed to the St. Mary's County Historic District Commission and served as a bailiff in the Juvenile Court of St. Mary's County.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Susan Bennett; his mother, Helen Burrell; his father, Charles Forrest; and his son, James, Jr. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Harriett and four children, George (Chiquita); Lewis I (Eudora); Barbara (Nace); and Francis (Margaret). Nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and very close friends.
Family will receive friends for Dr. Forrest's Life Celebration on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 2 to 7pm in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684 where prayers will be recited at 5pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:30am with Father Scott Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be; Francis Forrest, Jr., Lewis Forrest, II, Christopher Forrest, Quincy Williams, Vernon Forrest, Patrick Forrest, Timothy Forrest and Kenneth Smith. Honorary Pallbearers; St. Mary's NAACP, Steve Nolan, Wayne Scriber, Knight's of St. Jerome, Phillip Scriber, Wayne Barnes, LaRue Gibson, William (Nace) Bowman and Larry Lorton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dr. Forrest's name can be made to the Cardinal Gibbons Institute Scholarship Fund. Attn: Marvell Thornton, 8400 Autumn Way, Clinton MD 20735.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Rudolph, Lindsey Paul
Birth: 1979-06-18 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Lindsey Paul Rudolph, 29, of Lexington Park, MD died on Monday, March 23, 2009. She was born in St. Mary's County Hospital in Leonardtown, MD on June 18, 1979, to Dr. Robert W. Paul and Susan G. Paul of Lexington Park, MD. |
She attended St. Mary's County public schools and was Co-Captain of the Field Hockey team in her senior year and Salutatorian of Great Mills High School's class of 1997. Lindsey graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and then she was an AmeriCorps volunteer teaching English to migrant workers in Oregon.
She moved to Burlington, Vermont, to complete a Master of Arts degree in history at the University of Vermont where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant, and subsequently moved to Chicago where she worked for a short time in real estate appraisal.
Lindsey married Todd Rudolph on May 28, 2006, and they moved to St. Mary's County. Lindsey worked for Historic St. Mary's City as a historical interpreter, and then pursued a Masters of Library Science degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she student taught and in December of 2008 completed her degree.
Lindsey's passions were for history and education. She was an avid lover of the outdoors who pursued canoeing, kayaking, camping, and hiking. She also travelled widely, was an avid reader, and a member of the St. Mary's River Watershed Association. She will be remembered for her selfless generosity, enthusiasm for life, and good humor.
She is survived by her husband, Todd Rudolph, her parents, Dr. Robert and Susan Paul, her sister Carrie E. Paul, all of Lexington Park, MD.
A memorial service will held at the Daugherty Conference Center, 22111 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 on Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary's River Watershed Association, Inc. (http://www.smrwa.org) P.O. Box 94, St. Mary's City, MD 20686, or the Friends of St. Mary's County Library, Inc. (http://www.stmalib.org/fol.html) 23250 Hollywood Road Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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