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|Goldsmith, Josephine Richards
Birth: 1923-04-26 in Brandywine, Maryland
|Josephine Richards Goldsmith, 89, of Brandywine, MD, passed away at her residence on June 15, 2012. She was born in Brandywine, MD on April 26, 1923. Josephine was the daughter of Frank W. Richards and Florence (Sherbert) Richards.|
She worked at the U.S. Post Office in Aquasco, MD as a Postal Clerk, where she retired. Josephine enjoyed cooking and helping people.
Aside from her parents, Josephine is predeceased by her beloved husband, Mason Granville Goldsmith.
Josephine is survived by her children, Betty Jean Goldsmith, Joseph R. Goldsmith and his wife Irene, Charles R. Goldsmith, Carolyn Marie Goldsmith; her grandchildren, James Goldsmith and Michael Goldsmith; and her great-grandchild, Ella Goldsmith.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 2-4PM and from 6-8PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11AM, here at Brinsfield-Echols. Rev. James Chance will officiate. Interment will immediately follow to Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Pallbearers will be James Goldsmith, Michael Goldsmith, Larry Richards, Donald Deuvall, Karl Flerlage and Art Jones.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Swann, James Francis
Birth: 1945-07-13 in Washington, DC
|James F. Swann, 66, of La Plata, MD passed away on June 15, 2012 at Civista Medical Center. Born on July 13, 1945 in Washington D.C. to the late Thomas R. Swann and Mary G. Swann. |
He is also preceded in death by his brother; William P. Swann, and Sister; Doris M. Proctor.
His brothers; Joseph T. Swann, Lee Swann, James I. Swann, Charles R. Swann, and John R. Swann survive James. He is also survived by Sisters; Annie T. Swann, Catherine M. Carroll, Mary J. Woodland, and Elizabeth M. Duckett.
Viewing will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 9 am until time of Funeral Mass at 10 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Plata, MD. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Roland, James Paul, Sr.
Birth: 1923-11-16 in Prince George's County, Maryland
|James Paul Roland, Sr. (Paul), 88 recently of Lusby, MD, died on June 15, 2012 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center, from complications of heart failure.|
He is survived by his two children, Mary and Jim (Jr.), as well as his siblings Roberta Powell, and Leslie "Butch" Roland. Mr. Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Lola Roland, as well as two brothers, Walter and George Roland, a sister, Norma, and an infant sister, Rosalie. In addition, his wife of almost 58 years, Catherine (Lynch) preceded him in death in November 2009.
Mr. Roland was born November 16, 1923. He was raised in Silesia of Prince George's County, MD, near Oxon Hill, where his father owned and operated a vegetable farm. At 13,he left school to work with his father, partnering with him for almost 20 years. Then, in 1960, Mr. Roland moved with his wife and family to Abell in St. Mary's County, MD, where he began what would become his career in tobacco farming. He was a tenant farmer for many of the following years, including at farms in Abell, Maddox, Chaptico, and Mechanicsville. He realized his dream of owning his own farm when he bought a small farm in Drayden, near Valley Lee, MD. As his father had before him, he continued farming—or dabbling at it—until 2008, when his failing health no longer permitted it.
Mr. Roland was proud of his career as a farmer, holding a deep love of the land. He found it more relaxing to be outside doing anything, than just sitting in the house "relaxing" or watching television. That didn't keep him from being interested in politics or current events in the world, but he found it depressing to dwell on those things and preferred to be out and about doing something, including visiting folks he knew from his church and former neighbors. He would often arrive as a visitor without notice, but not an unwelcome one. And, he was usually carrying along some vegetables he had grown and knew that the person really liked.
Mr. Roland loved St. George's Episcopal Church and attended on a regular basis. He was the bell ringer for the church services for over fifteen years. He also supported other church functions, including the Spring dinner and clean up days.
Listening to Mr. Roland speak of his youth and life as a farmer, you got the (correct) impression that it was a hard life. He lived through the Great Depression and World War II (he didn't serve due to a medical condition) and would tell you of those times. His family didn't have much of anything except plenty of hard work to go around. His own career as a tenant farmer, and later as a landowner, was more of the same. Yet, he said on many occasions that he wouldn't have changed a thing, even if he could. Some would think that foolish, knowing many things that they would change in their lives, if they could. But, Mr. Roland knew that our experiences in life are what make us who we are, and he was proud that he was known as a good, honest, hard working man. That was important to him, and that was enough for him.
Family will receive friends on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church in Valley Lee, MD with Reverend Greg Syler officiating. Interment will follow in St. George's Episcopal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30,Valley Lee, MD 20692.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Humphries, Cecilia Rose
Birth: 1961-07-22 in Malone, New York
|Cecilia Rose Humphries, “CeeCee” & “Sug” of Dunkirk, Maryland, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Washington Hospital Center at the age of 50. She was born in Malone, New York on July 22, 1961 to William Daniel and Margaret Julia (Price) McKenna. In 1969, her family moved to Maryland.|
At the age of 14, she married James Gary Humphries. On their last anniversary, they celebrated their 37th year of marriage.
Cecelia was the loving mother of Faye Bryant and her husband, Steve; and Jimmy Humphries. She was the devoted grandmother of McKenna Rose and Sydney Kathryn Bryant. She was the sister of Patrick, Joan, Daniel, Timothy, Colleen, Ann-Alice, Shawn, Maureen, Terrence and the late Veronica. She is also survived by many other loving family members and friends.
Cecilia loved making people laugh and it was sometimes due to her “potty mouth”. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her dogs. She had a soft heart and showed concern for everyone close to her. When it came to her grandchildren, Cecilia was always supportive and loving.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:00AM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A.
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 1:00PM
Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Rd
|Hall, Susan Swann
Birth: 1946-10-09 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|Susan Swann Hall, age 65, of Owings, MD passed away on June 15, 2012 at Solomons Nursing Center after a long illness. She was born October 9, 1946 in Prince Frederick, MD to Herbert Harvey and Hazel Mae (Armiger) Swann. |
Susan was raised in Dunkirk, MD and attended Fairview Elementary School and graduated from Calvert High School in 1964. She then attended Strayer College in Washington, DC.
She married Homer W. Hall in Smithville United Methodist Church on October 21, 1967. They made their home in Forestville, MD for one year, moved to Upper Marlboro, and in 1974 moved to their present home in Owings.
Susan was employed as a secretary at National Geographic and later worked at the Army Times Publishing Company in Washington. Since the mid 1970’s Susan was primarily a homemaker but in the middle 1980’s she did operated a children’s clothing store in Prince Frederick called Little Folks.
She was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, various United Methodist Women’s Groups and a former member of the Dunkirk VFD auxiliary. Susan enjoyed participating in church activities, making homemade Easter eggs and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband Homer W. Hall of Owings, MD; daughter Dawn M. Jaeger and her husband Joe of Owings, MD; a son David M. Hall and his wife Betsy of Parkton, MD; grandchildren Andrew and Jenna Jaeger and Riley, Brycen and Keira Hall; and a sister Frances Ritter and her husband Jack of Wake Forest, NC.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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