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|Mattingley, Francis Jerome
Birth: 1919-07-02 in Compton, Maryland
|Francis J. "Matt" Mattingly, 93, of Leonardtown, MD died on May 15, 2013 at his home.|
Matt was born on July 2, 1919 in Compton, MD. He is the son of the late Zachariah Milton Mattingly, Jr. and Catherine Palace Pope Mattingly.
Matt attended Margaret Brent School before working various jobs as a mechanic. During World War II, he worked at the Martin Aircraft Factory until he was able to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corp. After the war, he and his brother, Leo ran a gas station in D.C., and later he owned and operated a gas station in Leonardtown, MD with his brother, John. In 1968, the gas station was sold and he worked at the St. Mary's County Board of Education's Maintenance Department until he retired in 1985.
In 1940, he married Nettie M. Hazel Mattingly and the following year they were blessed with the birth of their son, Jeffrey. The pride of his life was his family, especially his grandsons and great grandchildren. Matt was an amazing and talented mechanic who enjoyed using his skills with race cars and boats along with working on cars of friends. He was an avid follower of NASCAR.
Matt is survived by his son, Jeffrey L. Mattingly and his wife, Debra M. Mattingly, of Leonardtown, MD; grandsons, Sean M. Mattingly, of Odessa, DE, Christopher M. Mattingly, of Grantsville, MD; five great grandchildren; and his sister, Evelyn Mattingly Ridgeway, of Deland, FL.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nettie M. Hazel Mattingly on November 22, 2002. Matt was also preceded in death by his siblings, Williams Jennings "Bones" Mattingly, Joseph Woodley "Tom" Mattingly, Alberta Mary "Bert" Mattingly, Leo Martin Mattingly, Charles Elmer "Bee" Mattingly, James Zachariah "Pappy" Mattingly, George Aloysius "Albees", Jr., Bernard Ignatius "Nace" Mattingly, and John Gibbons Mattingly.
Family will receive friends for Matt's Life Celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650 with prayers recited at 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Brian Sanderfoot on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Marstaller, Linda Diane
Birth: 1952-04-06 in Cheverly, Maryland
|Linda “Diane” Breed Marstaller, 61 of Lusby, MD formerly of Hillcrest Heights, MD passed away peacefully at her residence on May 15, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1952 in Cheverly, MD to the late Jeanne Breed Poe and the late George Breed.|
Diane graduated form Potomac High School in 1970 and moved to Calvert Co. in 1975 from Prince George’s Co. She enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and spending time playing with her grandchildren.
Diane is survived by her long time significant other, Calvin Boyd of Lusby, MD; children, Nisa Woodring (Dennis, Sr.) of Fox River Grove, IL, Brandi Harris of Lusby, MD, Mark Boyd of Hollywood, MD, and Mike Boyd of Upper Marlboro, MD; siblings, Marian Clark of Pasadena, MD and George Breed, Sr. of Hilton Head Island, SC; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jessica Marstaller and sister, Pamela Jeanne Osborne.
A Life Celebration Service will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2PM in the American Legion Post 274, Lusby, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.
|Johnson, William Fred Alvin, Jr.
|William Fred Alvin “J.R.” Johnson, Jr. of La Plata, MD died on May 14, 2013 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was 51 years old.|
Mr. Johnson was a heavy equipment mechanic with MV Transportation for 30 years and was certified ASE for Transit Buses and had been a self-employed logger for 20 years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church Wayside. He loved hunting, fishing, Ford Mustangs, and his tractors. He most enjoyed being with his family, especially his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed giving everyone a hard time in fun.
Son of the late William F. Johnson, Sr. and the late Beatrice Evans Johnson. He was also preceded by one late son, William Kenneth Johnson.
Survived by his wife of 32 years, Cecelia Johnson; two daughters, Millisa A. Blake of Nanjemoy, MD and Crystal M. Johnson of Mechanicsville, MD; two sisters, Sylvia Crouse and husband Walter of Nanjemoy, MD and Betty Yake of Welcome, MD; and six grandchildren, Frankie, Devin, Breanna, Jenna, Sara, and Kylee.
Visitation on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Marbury, Lionel Dwight
Birth: 1953-11-19 in Washington, D.C.
| Lionel Dwight Marbury, son of Madeline Marbury Sylvie and the late Thomas “Tommy” Marbury, was born on November 19, 1953 in Washington, D.C. Dwight or “Dike,” as he was more affectionately known to family, suddenly stepped into eternity on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD. He was 59 years young.|
Dwight’s early education began at St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Indian Head, MD but his High School years were in the Public Schools of Charles County where he was a graduate of Lackey High School. He worked various jobs throughout his life, including Truck Driver and Laborer, but retired from the workforce early due to his health. Recently, he was assisting the Thomas family with care giving duties for their mother, since he lived very close to the family home. Family and friends could always count on him to lend a helping hand no matter the task.
Although he loved to fish and socialize with his friends, he most enjoyed his visits with his two girls and grandchildren. He also regularly accompanied his mother to Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pomfret, MD. Dwight’s loving heart was as big as his stature. He was a gentle giant who had a way with children and was kind and patient, even with the littlest of them. He had a great since of humor and could make you laugh even in the toughest of times. He also could be quite the “talker,” often keeping his grandmother, the late Helen Carter and anyone else that would listen, engaged in random conversations. But, he also had a way of encouraging you with a hearty laugh, joke or a knowing look. He will be missed.
In addition to his father, Tommy, and step-father, Numa Sylvie, preceding him in death are his grandparents, Keith and Helen Carter and Thomas and Helen Marbury, aunt, Marilyn Rotan, uncles, Benjamin “Brother,” Kenneth “Kenny” and Carl “Piggy” Carter.
Left to cherish many fond memories are his daughters, Tiffany and Ebony, grandchildren, Imahnee and Kingston, devoted mother, Madeline “Tat” Marbury Sylvie, brother, Thomas “Dwaine” Marbury (Lorraine), sisters, Deborah “Debbie” Smith (Paul) and Denise “Nene” Hargrove, aunts, Barbara, Romaine, Patsy, Sharon and Shelly, uncles, Bobby, Garret and Calvin, nieces, nephews, including a very devoted nephew, Tironn Marbury, great nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends, Joy Sheff, whom he has known since childhood, Daryl Gray, Tyrone Cooper, Cornell Posey and Philistine Harvey and many other relatives and friends.
His viewing will be held from 10:00am until time of Service, 11:00am on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640. Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Groff, John Noel
Birth: 1936-12-24 in Milwaukee
|John Groff, age 76, of Waldorf, MD died peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 surrounded by his wife of 47 years, Kathleen and three daughters, Kate Susanne Groff, Heidi Elizabeth Groff, and Gretchen Ann Groff. He is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Schultz and Nancy Pavelchik; and a brother, James Groff, all of Milwaukee.|
John was born December 24, 1936 in Milwaukee. He attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1961 with a dual major in Applied Mathematics and Chemistry. John went on to complete his master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Marquette University in 1963. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground and continued post graduate doctoral studies in Applied Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, University of Delaware, Johns Hopkins University and Drexel University.
John’s most notable professional achievements include the design and development of the fire control systems for the M1 Abrams and Bradley Fighting Vehicles. During his career, he served the Department of Defense for over 50 years and also worked for United Defense Corporation.
John loved gardening, carpentry, and military history. He had a strong passion for classical music and helped instill an appreciation for it in all his daughters. John was known for his hospitality and warmth.
To commemorate his love of entertaining, friends and family are invited to attend a memorial celebration of John’s life on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the family home in Waldorf, MD from 1-5PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Homefront.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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