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|Warnes, John Lee
Birth: 1947-03-19 in Kingston, Pennsylvania
|John Lee Warnes of Waldorf, Maryland, formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Genesis Healthcare Center in La Plata, MD. He was 65 years old. Born on March 19, 1947 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Dorothy L. and the late Leonard J. Warnes. |
Mr. Warnes was an Aircraft Mechanic for over 30 years with the 201st D. C. National Guard at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland. A retired Master Sergeant with the U. S. Air Force with 32 years of service, Mr. Warnes was a member of the Tri-County Crusiers Car Club, owning a 1965 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. He loved antique cars and fishing. He was a military history buff and enjoyed model trains.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anita Warnes; his son Erik J. Warnes and his fiancee Kaitlyn Ott of Waldorf, MD; his sister Susan Yoder and her husband Larry of Williamsport, MD.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5PM until the time of the Memorial Service which would begin at 7PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Maryland at 2PM with Military Honors.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A.
|Alberico, Matt Jared
Birth: 1964-04-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah
|Matt J. Alberico, 48, of Hollywood, MD died August 3, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital. Matt was born on April 13, 1964 in Salt Lake City, UT to Ted Alberico of Salt Lake City, UT and the late Carroll Alberico.|
Matt was a graduate of the University of Phoenix in Information Systems. He was employed as a Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company for 24 years. Matt was passionate about his job.
He married the love of his life, Barbara Alberico on August 13, 1993. He loved life and spending time with his family, including his dog, "Red."
He had many hobbies, but especially enjoyed working on cars, gardening, reading, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and barbequing. He was an avid music lover and a beer connoisseur.
In addition to his father and wife, he is also survived by his sister, Jennifer Alberico Schmitz (Michael) of San Diego, CA and his brother, Garrett Alberico of Salt Lake City, UT.
Matt is preceded in death by his mother.
Family will receive friends for Matt's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 with military honors at 7 PM. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Countiss, Celeste Elizabeth
Birth: 1934-07-08 in Charlotte Hall, Maryland
|Celeste Elizabeth Countess, one of eleven children, was born on July 8, 1934 to the late Joseph Walter, Sr. and Rachel Countiss in Charlotte Hall, Maryland (St. Mary's County). On August 2, 2012, God sent His angel who quietly carried Celeste home to glory.|
Celeste completed her high school studies at Banneker High School in Loveville, Maryland. Afterwards, she continued her studies at Cortez Peters School of Business and graduated with academic honors with a degree in Administration. She enjoyed a long career, with a reputable law firm in Baltimore, Maryland as a legal secretary. She continued working until various illnesses impacted her health.
Celeste loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews who were like her children. For her, family events were always an enjoyable celebration. Celeste loved to dance at these occasions; the cha-cha was her favorite dance. When her parents became ill, she left Baltimore to care for them. After their passings, she returned to Baltimore to live with her sister.
Early in her life, Celeste accepted Jesus as her personal savior; she loved the Lord. She was an active member of St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church for most of her life where she and her sisters, Cecelia and Mary, served as three faith warriors of the church. With her sisters, Celeste was a dedicated member of the Blessed Mother's Sodality. Celeste was a devout and faithful servant of God, spending many hours in solitude and prayer. She loved praying the rosary, listening to the word of God and helping out at church. For the past two years, her various illnesses prevented her from attending the church that she loved dearly. Recently, Celeste was honored at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church's Unity Sunday in June 2012 as a "trailblazer", being one of the foundation members of the church. She was very proud of this honor and cherished this recognition.
Although plagued with a number of illnesses, admirably, Celeste never complained about the pain she endured. She went about life with a lot of spunk and tenacity, never letting anything stop her.
Celeste is survived by: her sisters, Helen Williams, Cecelia Yorkshire, and Delores Datcher; her brothers Joseph W. Countiss, Jr. and Francis Countiss, along with five nieces, six nephews, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Gascon, Mary Theresa
Birth: 1953-05-16 in Cincinnati, Ohio
|Mary Theresa (Fox) Gascon, 59, of Lusby, MD, formerly of Milford, OH passed away on August 2, 2012 in Prince Frederick, MD while valiantly battling cancer. She was born on May 16, 1953 in Cincinnati, OH to the late James F. Fox and Marie L. Fox. |
Mary had a 30 year career as an outstanding CRNA and was well known to many of us throughout this area. She fought her painful battle with uterine cancer with her usual upbeat attitude and smile that endeared her to all of us lucky enough to have known and worked with her.
She leaves behind a step daughter (Dory) who admired Mary enough to follow in her path as a CRNA nearby. She was a dog lover and at the time of her death had four “spoiled four-legged” canines that kept her great company over the past few months and stayed with her thoughout it all. Mary was an avid world traveler, gifted artist & gemologist, and was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in MD and greater Cincinnati, OH.
Mary is survived by her brother William P. Fox and wife Susan of Milford, OH and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James F. Fox, Jr., and sister, Marilynn Fox Chestnut.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 10:30AM – 12 Noon in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD where a funeral service will be held at 12 Noon with Rev. Steve Fehrman officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Berry, Robert Edward
Birth: 1930-05-25 in Blacksburg, Virginia
|Robert Edward Berry, 82, of Bel Alton, MD passed away at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD on August 24, 2012 following an extended illness. He was surrounded by the love of his family. Born on May 25, 1930 in Blacksburg, Virginia to the late George Ivey Dewey Berry and Mildred Quteen Cline Berry. |
He was preceded in death by brothers; Maurice Ray Berry and George Dewey Berry, Jr.
He is survived by his Wife; Frieda Mayer Berry. Children; Robert E. Berry, Jr., Wife; Betty Dickinson Berry, of Mechanicsville, MD. Daughter; Lislotte Berry Haskell, Husband; Trueman Haskell, Jr. Lanham, MD. 3 Grandchildren; Elizabeth Haskell, Trueman Haskell, Jr., and Robert Emmett Berry. Great-Granddaughter; Dezerea Berry. He is also survived by his Brother; Donald L. Berry, Wife; Marlene and multiple nieces and nephews.
Following his career in the U.S. Army in Telecommunications, Mr. Berry worked for the Federal Communications Commission. He administered the project for the Federal Communication Commission Radio Tower atop the World Trade Center.
Following that retirement, he worked as a manager for Baldus Real Estate until his final retirement. He was a member of the VFW Post #8810, and the American Legion Post #293, Waldorf, MD. Robert's primary interests were his family and his enjoyment of mall walking and conversing with his many friends there. He also enjoyed to be outdoors and to travel.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 3, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm with VFW Prayers at 7 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata. A funeral service will follow on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9 am at the Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Long will officiate. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Comprehensive Transplant Center Gift Fund at John Hopkins Medicine. In the memo line of the check please reference Robert E. Berry. Checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins and mailed to the attention of: Michelle Golberg, Fund for John Hopkins Medicine, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 422-A, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
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