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|Houser, Ellen Rose
Birth: 1922-05-21 in Washington, DC
|Ellen "Rose" Chappelear Houser, 89, of Benedict, MD passed peacefully at her residence September 9, 2011. Born May 21, 1922 in Washington,, D.C., she was one of triplet girls born to Thomas Irving Chappelear and Mae Bessie Stinnett Chappelear.|
Rose and her sisters, Mary Virginia and Elizabeth Flavia graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing. They all entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as nurses from October 1943 to January 1946. Because they were identical triplets they had the opportunity to meet a number of well known people and always enjoyed surprising their patients with "multiple" visits. After World War II, Rose married Richard Houser, a military officer and pilot. She returned to Providence Hospital as a nurse then went to work for the U.S. Supreme Court as a Records Manager after the birth of her daughter, Rosellen.
A longtime member of St. Francis DeSales Church in Benedict, she was very involved in various activities and committees . She was well known for her baking, particularly cakes and cookies. Family and family gatherings were a joy. Traveling coast to coast with family or traveling abroad created many lifetime memories.
Rose was predeceased by her parents; husband, Richard H. Houser; brothers, Thomas I. Chappelear, Jr. and Francis D. Chappelear; nephew, Larry Chappelear, and great nephew, Justin Hutchinson.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosellen Houser of Prince Frederick, sisters, Mary Virginia Chappelear and Elizabeth Flavia Hoffman. Her granddaughter, Jennifer Gregory, the apple of her eye, and beloved great grandchildren, Kiara and Kayden Gregory also survive, along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends to celebrate Rose's life on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 3p.m - 7:00p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin Cusick at St Francis DeSales Church, Benedict, MD on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Active pallbearers are Lance Houser, Irving Chappelear, Thomas Hoffman, Sr., Thomas Hoffman, Jr., Scott Hutchinson, Todd Connick. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Chappelear, Alex Chappelear, Casey Chappelear and Edmond Henderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, St. Francis de Sales Church or Benedict Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Cochran, Richard Clarence
Birth: 1933-03-27 in Huntington, Indiana
|Richard Clarence Cochran, "Corky", 78, of Hollywood, Maryland, died Friday, September 9, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 27, 1933 in Huntington, Indiana, he was the son of the late Clarence and Rowena Poorman Cochran. |
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Patricia Carroll Cochran, his loving daughters Tammy Lynn Keister of Lexington Park and Sandra Elaine Cochran of Whispering Pines, NC., his brother Barry Cochran of Huntington, IN and his dear granddaughter Hannah Danielle Tolson of Lexington Park.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Cochran of Medford, OR; and his sisters Betty Vandoski of Aldvordton, OH; and Phyllis Steele of Lake Placid, FL.
Corky and Joan were married on December 7, 1979. He loved his family and took great pride in taking care of his girls. For 27 years, Corky enjoyed working as Service Manager at the Sears Auto Center in Lexington Park. Corky also enjoyed hunting and fishing with all of his good friends from the county Department of Public Works, where he was employed for 8 years after retiring from Sears. He looked forward to meeting with his breakfast buddies every Wednesday morning and visiting with Ronald Zimmerman to buy fresh vegetables. One of his favorite pastimes was beating his daughter Sandy at a game of cards.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Cochran's Life Celebration at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD on Tuesday, September 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. with prayers said at 8:00 p.m.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions in memory may be directed to the Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD 20650.
|Sommer, Franz and Evelyn
|Franz and Evelyn Isabelle Sommer of Benedict, MD were tragically killed in an automobile accident on September 9, 2011.|
Franz was born February 20, 1927 in Etyek, Hungary to Martin and Katalin (Szabo) Sommer. Franz was raised and educated in Hungry. He came to the United States in 1950 and settled in Capitol Heights, MD.
Evelyn was born November 15, 1944 in Washington, DC to Norris Theodore and Evelyn Jean (Dove) Dean. Evelyn was raised in Capitol Heights, MD and attended Prince George’s County Schools. She was married to Sidney Ruben Kolbe April 8, 1961 in Lanham, MD. Mr. Kolbe died May 17, 1964.
Evelyn and Franz were married August 13, 1966 in Capitol Heights, MD and they made their home in Lothian, MD. Franz was a self employed bricklayer for many years. He later became a grounds keeper for the German Embassy in Washington retiring in 1988. The couple moved to Benedict after Franz’s retirement.
Evelyn enjoyed baking and she and Franz both enjoyed gardening and their grandchildren. They frequently attended the social events held at Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach.
Surviving are their children Sidney R. Kolbe and his wife Sarah of Lusby, MD, Denise McDonald and her husband Bryan of Kennedyville, MD, and Heidi Stearlings and her husband David of Benedict, MD; grandchildren Sophia Franzak, Seth Kolbe, Allison McDonald, Jonathan and Zachary Stearlings; Franz's sister Katharina Friedrich of Germany and Evelyn's devoted aunt, Alice Sweeney of Chestertown, MD.
A grandson Brad McDonald preceded them in death.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
September 14, 2011
2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Location: Rausch Funeral Home - Owings, MD
September 15, 2011
Location: Rausch Funeral Home - Owings, MD
|Cheslosky, Elizabeth Rose
Birth: 1928-03-12 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
|Mrs. Cheslosky was a homemaker and a mother of three and lived in Rockville until her children finished high school. She was then employed as a Caterer with Ridgewells, working at the White House, Embassies, State Department, and art galleries. She and her husband, Ernie, retired to Kent Island, MD. Betty was a member of the Senior Plus Program at the Richard Clark Senior Center in La Plata and was the “Social Butterfly” of the group. Everyone enjoyed her humor and antics as the leader of the group. Her passion was playing Bingo, especially at the American Legion Post in La Plata. |
Daughter of the late Francis D. Chaplinsky and the late Mary Chemohowsky Chaplinsky.
Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Ernest Joseph Cheslosky; her eldest son, Michael E. Cheslosky, and her son-in- law, Daniel F. Wallingsford; and all of her brothers and sisters.
Survived by one daughter, Christine Cheslosky Wallingsford of Port Tobacco, MD; one son, Mark (Linda) Cheslosky; grandchildren, Adrianna and Mackensie Cheslosky, and Christopher (Lindsay) Cheslosky; and one great-grandson, Cayden Cheslosky.
Visitation: Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM with Wake Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment: Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10AM at MD Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Clergy: Fr. John Reutemann.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richard Clark Senior Center Council, 1212 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646 OR Hospice of Charles County, PO Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Thomas, Steven Charles
|Steven Charles Thomas, 54 of California, MD died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 8, 2011. Born August 16, 1957, he was the son of Mary (Campbell) Thomas of Norwalk, CA and the late William M. Thomas.|
Steven moved to St. Mary's County and was enlisted in the U.S. Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station from 1981 until 1985. He started St. Mary's Locksmith in 1985. He loved the outdoors, jet skiing, trips to Harper's Ferry, WV, camping and sitting around with family and friends with a cold beer. He was also a member of the Elk's Lodge.
Steven is survived by his mother, Mary Thomas of Norwalk, CA, sons, Matt Thomas of Lexington Park, MD and Garrett Thomas of Jacksonville, FL, granddaughter, Alaina Thomas, fiancé, Nancy Boswell, siblings, Mike Thomas of Mountain View, CA, Bill Thomas of Topeka, KS, Jerry Thomas of Hacienda Heights, CA, and Nancy Cremer of Stockton, CA.
Family will receive friends for Steven's Life Celebration on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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