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|Wilson, Richard Lee, Sr.
Birth: 1935-10-24 in Fort Smith, Arkansas
|Richard Lee Wilson Sr., 79, of Solomons, Maryland died January 21, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 24, 1935, the first of three boys, born to Mary Alice nee Timmons and Richard H. Wilson. He grew up in Fort Smith and shortly after his 17th birthday joined the U.S. Navy.
After boot camp, and several schools, he was assigned to the Pearl Harbor submarine base during which time he graduated from McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. After 27 months at Pearl Harbor he was transferred to the U.S.S Nereus a submarine tender stationed in San Diego, California.
After his discharge in October 1956 and a brief stay in Redondo Beach, California, he moved to Washington, DC where he met his future wife Rose Agnes nee Greenwell of Leonardtown, Maryland who he married on August 3, 1957.
Richard tried several different jobs, including tobacco farming on his mother-in-law's farm. The family moved back to the DC area in 1962 and, after four years as an electronic technician with the General Electric Company, he found his career with the Woodward & Lothrup Department Store selling electronics and then furniture for 29 years.
The family lived in New Carrollton, Maryland for 31 years and, after his retirement in 1997, he and Rose built a house near Leonardtown where they lived for 15 years until the house out grew them. They relocated to Asbury Solomons Retirement Community.
Richard Wilson was predeceased by two sons, Richard Lee Wilson Jr. (45 months) and John Patrick Wilson (38 years). He is survived by his wife Rose of 57 years, James Timmons Wilson (Bonnie) of Annapolis, Maryland, Sharon Elise Henson (John) of Dunkirk, Maryland, and Michael Kevin Wilson (Dawn) of Frederick, Maryland. He has nine grandchildren, Carla Albright of Severna Park, MD, Eric Albright of Annapolis, MD, John Richard Henson of Shady Side, MD, Lauren Elise Henson of Germantown, MD, Ashley Rose Franz of Annapolis, MD, Patricia Nicole Wilson of Edgewater, MD, Kaitlyn Marie Wilson of Annapolis, MD, Jacob Daniel Wilson and Brianna Nicole Wilson of Frederick, MD and three great grand children.
Richard was a member of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church in Leonardtown, St. Mary's Council 1470 of the Knights of Columbus of Leonardtown and the BPO Elks 1778 in Riverdale, MD.
Family will receive friends for Richard's Life Celebrations on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with prayers and the rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made payable to Sonogram Fund of SMC #1470 Charities, Inc. Mailed to: Jerry Hicks, Maryland State Council Culture of Life Director, 24582 Spriggs Court, Hollywood, MD 20636. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
Birth: 1925-01-23 in Ironside, Maryland
|On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 while in the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Joseph Montgomery of Nanjemoy, Maryland quietly entered eternal life. Joseph was born on January 23, 1925 in Ironside, Maryland to the late William and the late Laura Montgomery.|
His viewing will be held from 9am until time of service 11am on Saturday, January 31st in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640. The interment will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Baker, Louis Jerome, Sr.
|Louis Jerome Baker, Sr., 65, of Waldorf, MD (formerly of Chaptico, MD), passed away on January 20, 2015. |
Family and friends will unite for visitation on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with prayers at 7:30 pm, at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 37575 Chaptico Rd, Chaptico, MD. Interment will be on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:30 am at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Vallandingham , Stephen Guy
Birth: 1947-09-19 in Washington, D.C.
|Stephen Guy Vallandingham, 67, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away in Callaway, MD on January 20, 2015. Born on September 19, 1947 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Margaret Eleanor Guy Vallandingham and Stephen Lawrence Vallandingham. |
Stephen is survived by his children; Stephen Davis Vallandingham (Leah) of California, MD, Jessica Maria Vallandingham of Mechanicsville, MD, Grandson Stephen Riley Vallandingham, and Stephen’s significant other Cindy Chamberlain. Siblings; Alice Sophia Vallandingham Bailey, and Lawrence Grayson Vallandingham both of Leonardtown, MD.
Stephen served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970, earning the Purple Heart while in the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime resident of St. Mary’s County, MD and worked as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal for the Department of Defense. Stephen was a member of the Charles County Corvette Club and was past Vice President of the St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding in his corvette, fixing things, and helping others.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 6:30 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father David Beaubien officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Morganza, MD. Pallbearers will be; Alvin Kraugh, Bo Hunt, Chris Henderson, Tommy Davis, Dave Tennyson, and Albert Huntington. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Stephen Riley Vallandingham, Jimmy Herman, Joseph Chamberlain, and Tommy Stickel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O, Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 and or the CJD Foundation, 341 W. 38th. Street, #501, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Hurd, Ralph Jackson
Birth: 1941-12-26 in Mount Hope, West Virginia
|R.J. “Jack” Hurd, 73, a retired police officer with the District Heights police force; former director of computer services for the Secretary of Commerce, and a credentialed federal officer for the secretary; and two-term campaign manager, administrative director, and trusted council to sheriff Rex Coffey of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. A man of great character and integrity, Jack approached each aspect of his life with a dedication and strength rarely known.|
Jack Hurd of Waldorf, Maryland died at his home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born on December 26, 1941 into a coal mining family in Mount Hope, West Virginia, Jack overcame many obstacles to become a police officer in District Heights, Maryland from 1966-1972. He eventually transitioned to the federal government where he dedicated twenty-three years to the service of his country. He retired from government service in 1995 as a federal executive, and took on post-retirement work as a special police officer for the Hampshire Neighborhood Association. Soon after, he became campaign manager for aspiring sheriff candidate, Rex Coffey. After the sheriff’s successful election, Jack accepted an appointment to the sheriff’s command staff.
Jack is preceded in death by parents Faye Arlene and James Elgie Hurd; brother James, and nephew Robert. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Sharon Micoly Hurd, a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.
Visitation on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 11:30AM until time of Masonic Service at 12 Noon followed by family and friends reflections at Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646. Interment to follow at Christ Church Wayside Cemetery in Newburg, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to support the research of Dr. Sam Denmeade, at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Checks can be made payable to Johns Hopkins University and mailed to: The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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