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|Bredell, Calvin F.
|Calvin F. Bredell of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on August 6, 2013 at the age of 80.|
Calvin graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating he was drafted into the Military and retired from the Army in 1982. He received a Bachelors of Art in Political Science from Fayetteville State University in 1979. After retiring from the Army Calvin began working at the Department of Commerce as Chief of Security. He worked as Chief of Security for twenty years, retiring in 2002. After his second retirement he worked as an Independent Consultant for the U.S.A.I.D.
Calvin is preceded in death by the late William Thomas Bredell and Theresa Ella Young, sisters Beatrice B. Rawls and Theresa Collison, brothers Clarence, William "Bill", William "Junie" and Donald Bredell.
He is survived by his wife Mattie Bredell of 57 years, five children Calvin (Angela), Joyce, Donald (Ester), Kim and Ronnie Bredell, sisters Mary Earl and Shirley Hill, brother Ronald Bredell, four grandchildren Gabriell, Brandy, Ronnie and Jamie, one great grandchild Sriyah and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6 to 8pm. The wake will be on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 8:30 to 9:30am with the funeral service beginning at 9:30am at the Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland. Burial will take place following the service at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Sharpe, Vivian Thomason
Birth: 1918-06-20 in Nashville, Tennessee
|Vivian Thomason Sharpe of Mechanicsville, MD died on August 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Callaway, MD. She was 95 years old.|
Vivian was a self-employed seamstress. She was born in Nashville, TN on June 20, 1918. Her father was a Naval officer and her early years were spent in Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Key West, and Portsmouth, VA where he was stationed.
After his retirement, the family settled in New Orleans. There she met and married Vola Lee Sharpe. Subsequently, they lived in Montgomery, AL and eventually settled in Memphis, TN where they resided for more than 50 years. They moved to Waldorf in 1998 to live with their daughter, Charlotte.
Vivian was an avid bridge player, often playing several days a week in Waldorf and St. Mary’s County. She was an expert in the identification of minerals and gemstones and was experienced at creating various types of jewelry. Vivian was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Charles County Antique Arts Association, Catholic Daughters Court St. Peter, and the Port Tobacco Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is the daughter of the late Hugh Thomason and the late Frances Lipps Thomason. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vola Lee Sharpe and daughter, Charlotte Sharpe Moffatt.
She is survived by four grandchildren: Kristin Lee Hoback and husband Mark, Kara Lynn Bush and husband David, Kevin Lyle Moffatt and wife Lisa, Kyle Louis Moffatt and wife Rebecca, and 13 great grandchildren.
Friends received on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 10AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
Memorials to Hospice of St. Mary’s, 44724 Hospice Lane, Callaway, MD 20620.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Pohl, Barbara Jean
Birth: 1929-08-24 in Washington, D.C.
|Barbara Jean Pohl of La Plata, MD died on August 5, 2013, of pulmonary fibrosis, in La Plata, MD with Hospice. She was 83 years old.|
Born on August 24, 1929 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of William H. Ronan Sr. and Gertrude Morrissey Ronan. She married Albert V. Pohl Jr. on July 12, 1947 at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel, MD. They were married for over 60 years before he died in 2008.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest Heights, MD for 40 years where she taught religious education classes, was an officer of the Sodality, a lector, a Eucharistic minister, and served on the parish council. After moving to La Plata in 1996, she joined Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she continued to lector and be active in the Sodality. She and her husband hosted and taught bible study classes in their La Plata home for over 10 years and took communion to nursing home residents. They were Hospice volunteers in Prince George’s and Charles counties.
After raising her seven children, Mrs. Pohl enrolled at the University of Maryland/University College to continue her college studies that she began at Dunbarton College before she married. She was employed as a claims examiner, a trainer, and finally as head of the training department at Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Federal Employee’s Supplemental Benefits Division from 1974 to 1989.
She was a voracious reader her entire life. She particularly enjoyed reading newspapers, Catholic journals and memoirs, books about history and politics, plus award winning fiction. In her retirement, she belonged to two book clubs, enjoyed travel and playing duplicate bridge at the Richard Clark Senior Center in La Plata.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband and great-granddaughter, Lillian Mallon.
She is survived by her daughters: Tina Hieb and her husband Larry of La Plata, MD, Claudia Berstene and her husband Tom of South Windsor, CT; her sons: Albert V. Pohl III and his wife Susan of Reading, PA, Stephen Pohl and his wife Jayne of Baltimore, MD, Christopher Pohl and his wife Judy of Laurel, MD, Eric Pohl of Alabaster, AL, and Mark Pohl and his wife Terri of Baltimore, MD; her sisters: Sister Mary Michael, S.A.C. of Huntington, WV, Ann McCandless of Seattle, WA, and Sandra Ryan of Mesa, AZ; and her brothers: Roy Ronan of Sedona, AZ, Hank Ronan of Annandale, VA, and Edmund Ronan of Fairfax Station, VA. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Anna, Kristen, Anthony, David, Jason, and Kathleen Pohl, Clare O’Keefe, Laurie, Valerie, and Kevin Bertsene, Nicholas, Johathan and Julianna Hieb, Jennifer Wolf, Catherine Mallon, Marie Hemelt, and Elise Bruner, seven great-grandchildren: Braden, Shenandoah, Jacob, Kamin, Connor, Rosalie, Tiernan, Juliet, and Gavril; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 4-8PM with a Wake Service at 7PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646 and where Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10AM. Rev. Robert Buchmeier and Scott Holmer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel, MD.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to Mary’s Food Pantry, PO Box 1390, La Plata, MD 20646 or St. Francis Catholic Worker, 9631 Peppertree Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral service.
|Stickel, Thomas Albers, Sr.
|Thomas Albers “Allie” Stickel of Nanjemoy, MD died August 5, 2013 at University of MD Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was 72 years old.|
Allie was a machinist for 36 years, retiring from the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, MD and a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1963-1965.
He was a member of Old Durham Episcopal Church in Ironsides, MD. Along with his work as a machinist at NOS, he was also a full-time farmer. He loved hunting, gun collecting, reading, riding trains, and teaching kids on how to do things. He was a loving grandfather.
He is the son of the late William Henry Stickel and the late Mary R. DeMarr Stickel.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Frances M. Stickel; two sons: Thomas A. Stickel Jr. and his wife Brandy and James Matthew Stickel; one daughter: Wendy S. Bowling; two brothers: Richard C. Stickel and William H. Stickel Jr. and wife Katie; and two grandchildren: Megan and Haley Bowling. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends received on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 5-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11AM at Old Durham Episcopal Church, Ironsides, MD. Interment to follow at Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Weakley, Billy Brown, Preston Brown, Mike Bast, John Brookbank, and Jimmy Simpson. Honorary Pallbearers: Clifford Dennison and William Bowie and the United States Army Honor Guard.
Memorials to Old Durham Church, Ironsides, MD or Ironsides Rescue Squad or Nanjemoy Fire Department.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Livingston, Barbara Ann
|Barbara A. (Yates) Livingston, 79, of La Plata, MD, died on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Hospice of Charles County. Her family is blessed to have had 8 wonderful years with her following her diagnosis of ovarian cancer.|
A native Washingtonian, she was the daughter of the late Rena and Holland Yates.
She is survived by her loving husband, William G. (Reds) Livingston. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in November 2012, having met and fallen in love when he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base.
Barbara loved being a mother and grandmother to her four children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is the beloved mother of Deborah Sharpe (Frank), Donna King, Michael Livingston (Pam), and Diane Oliver (Terry), devoted grandmother to Kristen Midgett, Kimberly Livingston, Emily and Matthew King, Pamela and Amy Oliver, and Katherine and Natalie Sharpe, and great-grandmother to Ryan Ball, Elijah Larsen and Charlotte Midgett. She is survived by two sisters, Peggy Redding and Nancy Stowers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 9 at La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Internment private at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122 or Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
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