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|THOMAS, RUBIN (AGE 72) OF WALDORF, MD|
Rubin (aka Reuben) Thomas was born September 12, 1939 to the late Reuben Thomas Sr. He was the oldest of three children.
He was raised in Gaston, Alabama where he attended public schools. He left Gaston at the age of 18 and came to Washington, DC. There he met and was blessed with a long time relationship with Margaret Wallace, until her untimely death in 1996. Together they raised 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys.
Rubin began work with Worthmore Furniture Company in Riverdale, MD. There he worked faithfully for 15 years. Afterwards, he began work with Cannon Seafood in Georgetown, DC for 30 years until his retirement, due to his health. He loved fishing, old school music, playing the lottery, and adored his grandchildren. He was a faithful friend and enjoyed volunteer work (transporting the elderly to and from Drís appointments, and grocery store).
He is survived by children, Sharon Miller, Frieda Walker (Darnell), Tina Eddins (Tyrone), Renee Anderson, Sandra Ingram (Robert), Wade Wallace (Patricia), Rubin Thomas, Jeffrey Thomas (Sharon), one sister, Tracy Thomas, three brothers, Vernoll Tuck, Robert Thomas, George Thomas, twenty grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, special friend, Ms. Geraldine Taylor and a host of relatives and friends.
His viewing will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 10am until time of Service 11am at Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640. Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home, P.A.
|Sugden, Robert Louis
Birth: 1918-01-31 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
|Robert Louis Sugden, 94, of Owings, MD, passed away February 26, 2012 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. He was born January 31, 1918 in Atlantic City, NJ to John and Irene (Martwick) Sugden. |
Robert was raised in New Jersey and attended Atlantic City public schools. He enlisted in the U.S Army on December 4, 1943, and served during WWII in the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion earning the American and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was discharged as a Tech 4 on April 24, 1946.
Robert married Anna Gertrude Waggett on June 29, 1946 and they made their home in Takoma Park, MD. He was employed as a cartographer for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. and in Rockville, MD, retiring in 1973. Robert and Anna moved to North Beach in 2008, and following her death he lived in assisted living for a year before moving to Calvert County Nursing Center, where he had resided for the last six months.
In his leisure time, Robert enjoyed gardening, woodworking, playing trombone, doing crossword puzzles and working on cars. He was also an accomplished handyman. He was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, a former member of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Adelphi, MD and Grace United Methodist Church in Takoma Park, MD. Robert was also a former member of the Greenbelt Concert Band where he played the trombone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna G. Sugden and by five brothers.
Robert is survived by his daughters Laureen A. Pond of Goodyear, AZ and Joanne M. Chaney and her husband Larry of Owings, MD. Also surviving are five granddaughters, Jackie and Natalie Pond, Elaine Webb, Karen Mbuu and Diane Chaney, and three great-grandchildren, Chantal, Koryn and Luke.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD and also on Friday, March 2 from 10-10:45 A.M. at Smithville United Methodist Church, 3005 Ferry Landing Rd., Dunkirk, MD. Services and a celebration of Robertís life will follow Friday at 11:00 A.M., with interment in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in Robert's name may be made to Smithville U.M. Church, 3005 Ferry Landing Road, Dunkirk, MD, 20754.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Ratcliffe, Paul Bernard
|On Saturday, February 25, 2012, Paul B. Ratcliffe, 73, passed away at his home in La Plata. He was the youngest son of Helen Smith Ratcliffe and Louis Johnson Ratcliffe of Washington D.C. Paul was a resident of La Plata, and formerly of Washington D.C. |
Paul enjoyed Bowling, and watching the Washington Redskins, as well as always watching the ESPN Sports Channel.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. Ratcliffe, daughter; Kristina Cooksey and husband, John (Kent) Cooksey. Son; Paul L. Ratcliffe and wife, Judi Ratcliffe. Affectionately known as BobPop, he is survived by five grandchildren; Joshua and Jacob Cooksey, Hannah, Zachary, and Carly Ratcliffe. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers; James R. Ratcliffe and Louis J. Ratcliffe.
Pallbearers will include Joshua and Jacob Cooksey, Zachary Ratcliffe, Nicholas and Joseph Moore, James Ratcliffe, David Ross, and Robert Wood. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Moore, Michael Moore, and James Dotoli.
A life celebration will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with prayers at 7 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., La Plata. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Robert P. Buchmeier officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Archbishop Neale School 104 Port Tobacco Road La Plata, MD 20646 La Plata.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Whitaker, Richard James
Birth: 1933-10-29 in Olathe, Kansas
|On February 25, 2012, Richard J. Whitaker died peacefully at home in Waldorf, MD after a long battle with multiple health issues. He was born October 29, 1933 in Olathe, Kansas to the late Don and Nancy Whitaker. He was the second youngest of seven. His younger brother Phil and his wife, Carrie still reside in the Kansas City suburbs. |
Richard began working at age eleven and never stopped until his health slowed him down. He served in the Korean War, earned a degree from Pittsburg State University, and retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 30+ years, owned a hair salon and returned to work for the IRS as a contractor.
He was a devoted husband to his wife, Joan; loving father to his daughter and three sons: Ann Whitaker Walter of Waldorf and her husband, Millard; David Craig Whitaker of Huntingtown; Bill Perotti of San Antonio, TX and his wife, Maurissa; Stephen Perotti of Nampa, ID and his wife, Sue. His eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Michael, Robyn, Nick, William, Joseph, Alex, Sarah, Catherine, Stephanie, Hannah, Sean, Kylie, Shawn, Reese, and Riley adored him and miss him greatly.
For the past eighteen months, Richard and Joan have been in the loving hands of Victoria and Robert who have taken wonderful care of them. All of our lives have been blessed by this family which includes their children, Robbie and Isabella. Mt. Rainier Christian Church was his second home for over 40 years. He was a faithful servant and never tired from his commitment to the Lord, the people, and the church itself. He served as Elder and Chairman of the Board for many years, and was proud to do so. He leaves behind very loyal friends and family.
Those who loved him are invited to gather from 4-6pm on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home in La Plata, MD with a Christian service following at 6pm. Burial will take place later in Ottawa, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Mt. Rainier Christian Church, 33rd & Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Schmitt, Michael Joseph, Jr.
Birth: 1967-04-20 in California
|Michael John Schmitt Jr., 44 of Great Mills, MD died suddenly, at Washington Hospital Center on February 25, 2012. Born April 20, 1967, in California; he was the son of Dorothy Marie Schmitt (Havel) of California and the late Michael John Schmitt Sr.|
Michael worked at Dynacorp, as an airplane mechanic for the past 19 years. He has a passion for airplanes and enjoyed flying model airplanes in his free time. Michael served honorably, in the United States Marine Corps. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing with his step grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his life companion of 20 years, Teresita S. Webb of Great Mills, Md. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his sisters, Denise Fox of S. Carolina; and Julie Schmitt of California. He will also be greatly missed by his step children, Jackylyn Wallace of California; and Jack Webb or Great Mills Maryland; and his step grandchildren, Jaciyah Webb and Justin Smith.
The family will receive friends for Michael's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Father Dave Wells of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Lexington Park.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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