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|Adams, James Manning, Jr.
Birth: 1937-09-25 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|James “Buddy” Manning Adams, Jr., died on May 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 25, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD to James Manning Adams Sr. and Jean Pierre Belk Adams. He was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County.|
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Charlene Ann (Long) Adams whom he married on October 7, 1967, his two daughters, Deborah Adams and her boyfriend Brent Wilkinson of Hollywood; and Jaclyn Jameson and her husband Duane Jameson of Mechanicsville; and granddaughters Kendall and Payton Jameson, also of Mechanicsville. He is also survived by his sister, Jeannette Adams Way of Waldorf; a brother Herbert Hardwick and wife Suzie of Shalamar, FL., and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by both his parents, his sister JoAnne Norris, his brother-in-laws Louis Norris and Tom Way, and his nephew Harold Wood.
Mr. Adams graduated from the Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served from 1955-1961. He was stationed in Portsmouth NH, the Syria/Russian Border, where he supported U2 flights in the late 1950’s, Diyarbakir and Adona Turkey, Albuquerque NM, and Andrews AFB in Suitland MD.
Mr. Adams worked for the Bell System, known today as Verizon, for 32 years. He was a central office technician and worked throughout St. Mary’s and Charles counties. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff in St. Mary’s County in the late 1960’s.
Mr. Adams was a charter member of the Mechanicsville Optimist Club and was a past member of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. He was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau and the Veterans of Helen. He was a life member of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department for 62 years. His most recent role was on the Board of Directors, where he sat for the last 16 years. He looked forward to attending the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention in Ocean City each June.
Mr. Adams was a devoted husband and loving Dad and Pop. He would do anything for his “girls”. He enjoyed taking care of the house and yard and doing small maintenance at his daughters’ homes. He never knew a stranger and was friends with everyone. He loved rockfish and hard crabs. He was a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins and a NASCAR fan for 50 years, ever since he attended his first race Labor Day 1959 in Darlington, SC. He owned a motorhome and traveled the country for 40 years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingly Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM in Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church Chaptico, MD with Fr. Charles Gallagher officiating. Interment will follow in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Guy Jr., Bobby Guy, Tony Wood, Randy Norris, Nick Norris, Jason Norris, Timmy Long, and Jason Guy. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. Contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s County. Arrangements provided by Mattingly Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Raum, Edward Leroy
Birth: 1920-12-10 in Washington, D.C.
|Edward “Chuck” Leroy Raum, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home at the age of 94. He was born on December 10, 1920, in Washington, DC to Annie M. (Smith) and Henry R. Raum. |
Chuck served in the United States Army from December, 1942 to January, 1946. He was a mechanic on B-24 engines for the Army Air Force and an amphibian truck driver. On January 20, 1942, he married Mary B. Flynn. Chuck was a painter by trade and his hobbies included wood working, fishing and gardening.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Raum and loving father of one son, Edward L. Raum, Jr., and his wife Theda “Gissy” and one daughter, Carol A. Scruggs and her husband Thomas. He was the devoted grandfather of five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Fleshman, John J.
Birth: 1930-01-13 in Hot Springs, Virginia
|John J. Fleshman, of Dunkirk, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 85. He was born on January 13, 1930 in Hot Springs, VA to Nora (Jones) and Cecil Fleshman.|
John was a veteran having served in the United States Navy. On May 4, 1952, he married the love of his life, Sara Smiroldo. From 1952 to 1992, John was employed in the Drug Store industry, having worked for Drug Fair, Gray Drug and Rite Aid.
Some of John’s favorite past times were fishing, playing a round of golf, pitching horseshoes and watching game shows on the television. The most enjoyable was spending time with his family, especially his grandson and great-grandsons.
For 63 years, he was the beloved husband of Sara Fleshman and loving father of Michele Miluk. He was the devoted grandfather of Joshua Miluk and his wife Christina and great-grandfather of Connor and Justin. He was the brother of Larry, James, Michael, George and the late Cecil, Doff and Timothy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital Tribute Program, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Bell, Lemuel Duey
Birth: 1927-02-02 in Dubois, Maryland
|Lemuel Duey Bell, 88, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015 with his family by his side at his home in Mechanicsville, MD after succumbing to a long illness. Born in Dubois, Maryland on February 2, 1927 Lem was the son of Charles Lemuel Bell and Margaret Gertrude Bell also of MD.|
Lem proudly served with the 346th Engineer General Service Regimen of the US Army during WWII. He went on to retire from his position as a depot supervisor at Wonder Bread Bakery.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Juanita Bell, 5 children-Mary F Payne, Lemuel Moran Bell, Douglas Edward Bell, Lillian Olivia Jamison and David Allen Bell along with 11 grandchildren and 21 Great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends for Lem’s Visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, May 23, 2015, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00am at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd, Charlotte Hall MD. Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD. Arrangments provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Blosick, Joseph Thomas
Birth: 1928-11-18 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania
|Joseph Thomas “Joe” Blosick, 86, of Lusby, MD, passed away on May 17, 2015 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Born November 18, 1928 in Shamokin, PA, he was the son of the late Anna F. (Kleskie) Blosick and John A. Blosick.|
Joseph graduated from Shamokin High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy from March 15, 1950 until December 18, 1953. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1958.
Joseph married his wife Dolores on June 19, 1971 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD.
Joseph worked for Bendix Corporation, Martin Marietta, the Gemini Space Project, and Lockheed-Martin. He retired as an electrical engineer from NSWC in 1991 after twenty seven years of service. Joseph enjoyed stamp collecting and was a Redskins Fan.
Joseph is survived by his wife Dolores Blosick; and his children, Valerie Blosick and James Blosick both of Lusby, MD. In addition to his parents, he was prededed in death by his brother, John E. Blosick.
Family will receive friends on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 225 Alexander Street, Solomons, MD 20688. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Monsignor Michael Wilson at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery. Arranements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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