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|Gateau, John Anthony, Sr.
Birth: 1923-07-06 in Washington, DC
|John Anthony Gateau, Sr., 88 of Hollywood, MD died peacefully, September 12, 2011, surrounded by his family. Born July 6, 1923, in Washington, DC; he was the son of the late George J. Gateau and Amy I. Gateau. |
He married the love of his life, Winifred M. Hill of Altoona, PA on September 14, 1938. They were to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on September 14, 2011.
He was an Auxiliary Fireman for the Metropolitan Area of DC in the early 1940's, then he served in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky and held the title of Lance Corporal; separating from service in 1945. Following his service in the military, he devoted 24 years of service to the DC Fire Department from which he retired as Sergeant and moved from Clinton, MD to his home in Hollywood, MD where he resided for over 48 years. In his earlier years, he also owned and operated a furniture repair business known as John's Furniture Service. He was also a long time parishioner of St. John's Church in Hollywood, MD.
John is survived by his wife, Winifred (Wink) and six children, John Jr. (Linda) of Ocean Pines; George of Edgewater; Angel Judd (Craig) of Hollywood; Robert (Beth) of Hughesville, Patricia Muchow (Dan) of Leonardtown; and Sandra Wathen (Robert Reece) of Mechanicville.
He is predeceased by five brothers and sisters (George, Emily, Bucky, Rita, Billy), with one surviving sister, Frances Gates of Golden Beach. He was also predeceased by two grandsons, John A. Gateau, III and Frederick Simeon III.
He was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 13 great - great grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren. He had a great love for the work of the firefighters and the sacrifices they make for saving others. But his greatest and endless love was his family, friends and special companion "Tammy" his pet poodle. His belief in families was obvious as he established the legacy for the Gateau family traditions. In addition to his family, he enjoyed being close to the Patuxtent River and the beauties it offered.
The family will receive friends for John's Life Celebration on September 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Dignan on September 16, 2011 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD at 11:00 with interment immediately following at St. John's Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Gateau, George Gateau Sr., George Gateau Jr., George Gateau, III, John Wathen, Jr., and Joel Wathen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dan Muchow, Craig Judd, Robert Reece and Donald Finch, Sr; along with the DC Fire Department Honor Guards.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054, the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636 or the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Birth: 1939-07-03 in Gaffney, South Carolina
|Madeline Badovinac, 72, of Waldorf, MD, died September 12, 2011, at her residence with Hospice. Born July 3, 1939, in Gaffney, SC, she was the daughter of the late Haskell Bryant Thornton and the late Connie Duncan Thornton. |
Mrs. Badovinac owned and operated Quality Carry-Out in Waldorf, MD from 1979-1982 and owned and operated Madeline’s Catering throughout the late 80's and early 90's. She retired from the Department of Social Services after 29 years of service as a Child Support Enforcement Agent. She attended Pfeiffer College in Misenheimer, NC from 1958-1961 before relocating to the Washington metro area.
She enjoyed spending time cooking for her family, visiting with her friends and writing in her personal journals depicting life's events and her courageous battle against ALS. Her radiant smile warmed the hearts of everyone that she came into contact with. We will miss her immensely.
Predeceased by her parents; one brother, Dennis Thornton; and one sister, Elaine Ransdall.
Survived by her husband of 49 years, George Badovinac, Jr.; two sons, Brian Badovinac of Mechanicsville, MD and Allan Badovinac of Upper Marlboro, MD; one daughter, Georgiana Badovinac-Vernon of Leonardtown, MD. Also survived by four grandchildren, David Nicholas Badovinac, Sara Caroline Badovinac, Michael Charles Vernon, Jr. and Lily Maria Schirmacher.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2-4PM and 6- 8PM with a Wake Service at 3PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peter’s Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20601-2359. Fr. Rudolfo Salinas will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian Badovinac, Allan Badovinac, Michael Vernon, Jr., Scott Chatham, James Thompson and David Anderson. Interment will be Monday, September 19, 2011, following service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Foundation, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Herd, Wesie Leola
|Herd, Wesie (Age 82 ) of Waldorf, Maryland. On Monday, September 12, 2011 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Maryland.|
Her viewing will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 9:00am until Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, Maryland 20646.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Wheeler, Dorothy Aline
Birth: 1935-08-04 in La Plata, Maryland
|Dorothy A. Wheeler, 76, of Waldorf, Md. died September 12, 2011 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Born August 4, 1935, in La Plata, Md. she was the daughter of the late Archie Lyles and the late Eleanora Winters. |
Mrs. Wheeler was a housekeeping supervisor for thirty-five years at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland. She enjoyed being with family and friends. She loved visiting the casinos and watching game shows especially Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Francis Wheeler. Her sister, Mary E. Douglas of Oakville, Md.; brother, James and his wife, Helen of La Plata, Md.; sister-in-law Lucille of La Plata, Md. and brother-in-law Jeremiah Mason of Leonardtown, Md.
She is survived by her daughter, Frances Diane Wheeler of Oxon Hill, Md.; granddaughter, Kristy Carlette Savoy of Oxon Hill, Md.; sisters, Mamie Mason of Leonardtown, Md. and Loretta and her husband, David Coombs of Mechanicsville, Md.; brothers, Jerome and his wife, Frances of Bryans Road, Md., Frederick and his wife, Mary and Leroy and Lawrence Lyles, all of La Plata, Md.; special aunt, Hildergarde Winters of La Plata, Md.; brother-in-law, Charles A Douglas of Oakville, Md. and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, Md. Father John Reutemann will officiate. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, La Plata, Md.
Arrangements are being handled by Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Md.
|Shorter, Albert Columbus
Birth: 1927-02-01 in Drayden, Maryland
|Albert “Rabbi” Columbus Shorter, 84 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on September 11, 2011 in Leonardtown, MD. Born February 1, 1927 in Drayden, MD, he was the son of the late Albert L. and Fannie Mae Hammett Shorter. |
Albert is survived by his loving wife Mary Louise Shorter whom he married on July 27, 1989 in Leonardtown, MD.
Albert is also survived by his daughter; Kim Hicks (Jack), and step-son Danny Goode. Albert is also survived by his brothers; Andrew Shorter, and Charles Shorter, grandchildren; Michael T. Langley, Jr. (Traci), Amanda R. Langley (Jeff), Angel M. Owens, Stacy L. Goode (Alvaro), Brian Goode (Ann), and Darrell Goode (Laura), as well as great-grandchildren; Owen M. Langley, Jayden D. Holt, Alexis Goode, Lacy Goode, Miranda Goode-Guerra, Brooke, and Brittany.
Albert was preceded in death by his siblings; Rose Saunders, Mae T. Thomas, Alice Henderson, Laura Purcell, John L. Shorter, Thomas Shorter, and Richard Shorter.
Albert was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and served until 1956, he was stationed in Germany, and received the Good Conduct Medal. After service, Albert went on to work as a Natural Resources Police retiring in 1989 after 33 years of service. Upon retirement, Albert enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, going to bingo, and spending time with his family.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM in St. George’s Episcopal Church, Valley Lee, MD with Reverend Greg Syler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Michael Langley, Jr., Jack Hicks, Jeff Owens, Brian Goode, Darrell Goode, and Alvaro Guerra. Honorary pallbearers will be; Albert’s Great-Grandchildren and the Natural Resource Police.
Memorial contributions may be in Albert’s memory to the St. George’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 20692 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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