Wathen, Albert Leonard, Jr.
Birth: Saturday, July 02, 1938 in Bushwood, Maryland
Residence: Abell, Maryland
Death: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Albert Leonard Wathen Jr., "Oats", of Abell, MD passed away on February 18, 2017 in Abell, MD. Born on July 2, 1938 in Bushwood, MD, he was the son of the late Bonnie Lee Slade Wathen and Albert Leonard Wathen Sr. Oats was the loving husband of Mary Martha Wathen, whom he married on December 6, 1958 in Holy Angels Catholic Church. Oats was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident. He was a self-employed Waterman. Oats enjoyed fishing.

Oats is survived by his son David Edward Wathen (Debbie) of Avenue, MD. Grandchildren: Amy Marie Rusch and Sammy Wathen. Great Grandchildren: Kelsie Wathen and Aden Wathen. Siblings: Mary E. Rencher of Clements, Md, Shirley M. Wood of Mechanicsville, MD, Teresa A. Wood of Mechanicsville, MD, Robert W. Wathen of Bushwood, MD, Paul B. Wathen of Chaptico, MD and Joseph N. Wathen of Loveville, MD. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Leonard Wathen and his brother, Standford Wathen.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church Avenue, MD with Father Anthony Lickteig officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Burch, John Montgomery, Mike Pelletier, Jay Green, Mark Corbin and Ralph Lawrence. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's and 7th District Rescue Squad. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. Leonardtown, MD.
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