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|Gordon, Leonard , Jr.
Birth: 1942-02-18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Leonard Gordon, Jr., 70, of Dunkirk, MD passed away February 11, 2013. He was born February 18, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to Leonard and Caroline (DeJames) Gordon. |
In 1960, Leonard graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA and entered the United States Air Force, serving for eight years. During his stationing in Machias, Maine, Leonard met and married Judy Alberta Hooper on August 1, 1964. Upon completion of his service, he entered employment with the US Naval Oceanographic Office where he remained until his retirement in 1997.
An avid reader and world traveler, Leonard was a lifelong “knowledge” enthusiast. His interests were broad with a special fondness for astronomy. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, friends and members of his church family from Chesapeake Church.
Leonard was preceded in death by a son David Gordon.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Judy; sons Daniel Gordon and wife Elizabeth of Ashburn, VA, and Donald Gordon of Chesapeake Beach; a daughter-in-law Renee O’Brien of Huntingtown; and granddaughters Kate O’Brien of Durham, NC, Megan O’Brien of Huntingtown and Alexandra, Ava and Ashton Gordon all of Ashburn, VA. Also surviving are sisters Patricia Sparks of Burke, VA and Attricia DeJames of Chesapeake, VA.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Kowalski, Sophie Theresa
Birth: 1917-05-15 in New York City, New York
|Sophie Theresa Kowalski of La Plata, MD died on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD. She was 95 years old. |
Mrs. Kowalski was a homemaker and a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Issue, MD. She was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society for 40 years and the Catholic Daughters in NY. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and gardening.
Daughter of the late Alexander Mocarski and the late Gladys Dibikowski Mocarski. Predeceased by her parents; her late husband: Joseph Francis Kowalski; and one late son-in-law: Craig Mathews.
Survived by one son: Joseph F. (Denice) Kowalski III of Melborne, FL; one daughter: Bernadette Mathews of Cobb Island, MD; and two grandchildren: Joseph F. Kowalski IV and Kord Kowalski.
Visitation: Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church - Issue (15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg, MD 20664). Clergy: Fr. Greg Coan. Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery (13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906).
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Humane Society (PO Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Meck, Gertrude Rosa
Birth: 1925-10-26 in Vienna, Austria
|Gertrude Rosa "Gerti" Meck, 87, of Clinton, MD, passed away at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD on February 10, 2013. She was born on October 26, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to the late Anna Molcik.|
Gerti came to New York in December of 1951 as Mrs. William Meck where she started a family and became a proud American citizen. She enjoyed driving in Race Car Rally's, cooking, gardening, ceramics and time at the Yacht Club aboard the DeeDee Bird. She spent many years as a seamstress before dedicating 17 years as a loving volunteer at the American Red Cross, where she welcomed home the Wounded Warriors from Desert Storm.
Gerti is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, William Henry Meck, Jr. of Clinton, MD; her children, William Henry Meck, III of Mechanicsville, MD, Patricia M. (Roger) Herrell of Mechanicsville, MD, Alida M. Meck of Knightsen, CA; and her Granddaughter, Crystal Marie.
Family and friends will be received for Gerti's Memorial Life Celebration Gathering on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Memorial Service will begin at 4:30 PM, here at the funeral home. Reverend James Chance will officiate. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, at a later date.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter, P.O. Box 507, La Plata, MD 20646 (or) Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Law, Larnie Layman
Birth: 1932-04-04 in Draper, North Carolina
|Larnie Layman Law of Waldorf, MD passed away after a brief illness on February 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Law was born in 1932 in Draper, North Carolina and lived most of his youth in Cascade, Virginia. He had resided in Maryland since 1952. |
In 1953, he married, and is survived by Helen M. (Hill) Law of St. Mary's County, MD.
He also leaves behind Ronald and Peggy Law, Steven Law and Susan Wolfe, Daniel Law and Gina Palladino, Mike and Patricia (Law) Grasso and Douglas Law and Natasha Sharpe, grandchildren- Chris, Erin, Stephanie, Ashlee, Brandon, Amy, Mark, Kristen, Cindy and Cara; great-grandchildren - Grace, Hannah, Mya and Alanna. He is also survived by siblings Jane (Law) Duckett, Troy Law and Nina (Law) Pendleton.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Gary Keith Law, his parents Worthie Pannel Law and Ruth Washington (Johnston) Law, and siblings Marshall Law, Russell Law, Wash Law, Lillie (Law) Barnard, Kermit Law, Curtis Law, Ruth (Law) Setliff, George Law and Hazel (Law) Kirks.
Mr. Law was known by his family by the nicknames "Dooke" and "Gang Gang."
He served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from a long career at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. He was actively involved in the VFW (Post 8810) in Waldorf, MD and had served in many capacities, including Post Commander.
In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and his pastimes included vegetable gardening, woodworking, fishing and watching sports.
Mr. Law's family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff at Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community for their kindness and care during their father's stay there.
Mr. Law's family will be receiving visitors at Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, MD on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral mass will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, February 15, 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Waldorf, MD, followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Boyce, Kathy Arlene
Birth: 1951-04-19 in Rome, New York
|Kathy Arlene Boyce, 61, of Port Republic, MD passed away on February 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. She was born on April 19, 1951 to Donald and Ruth Beach in Rome, NY.|
Kathy is survived by both her parents, her loving husband Thomas F. Boyce and her two sons Kenneth D. Boyce (Kyung-Hwa) of Graham, WA, and Kevin T. Boyce (Carrie) of Front Royal, VA. She is also survived by her five grandchildren Victoria, Kenneth, Collin, Kaden, and Riley Boyce. In addition to her immediate family she also leaves behind her brother Randy Beach of New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Kathy had a passion for cooking and enjoyed the happiness the end result brought to so many people. It was a way to spend time with loved ones and the people she cared for the most. She was a woman who was always concerned over other people’s happiness before her own, and that is one ingredient that was in abundance in her recipe for life. She also enjoyed camping with her family in upstate New York and had a fondness for animals especially dogs.
Kathy’s giving of herself did not just pertain to her family, it was to everyone. There was one charity that garners most of her attention; it was the Wounded Warrior Project. Kathy’s absence will be affected by her immediate circle, but the ripple effect is yet to be determined. She may be gone, gone from sight, but never from our hearts.
The services for Kathy were private and entrusted to the Rausch Funeral Home of Port Republic, MD 20676.
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