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|Nicholson, Eldred William, Sr.
Birth: 1929-12-15 in Washington, DC
|Eldred William “Nick” Nicholson, Sr., age 80, of St. Leonard, MD, died January 6, 2010. Nick was born December 15, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to Eldred and Viola Chaney Nicholson. |
He was raised in Anacostia where he attended public school. He married Catherine D. Pruitt on September 23, 1948, and they lived and raised their family in Washington, D.C. until moving to Hillcrest Heights in 1956, Cottage City in 1962, and St. Leonard in Calvert County in 1979. Nick served in the US Marine Corps in the early 1950’s. He was employed as an oil burner mechanic for Griffith Consumers from the early 1950’s until the mid 1970’s. He was a master electrician, and also worked as a Union Pile-driver on the second span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the 1970’s. He was later employed as a truck and heavy duty equipment salesman for the Northern Virginia Supply Company until his retirement in 1993. Nick was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was devoted to his wife Catherine, and they loved dancing together. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, boating and water skiing, and yard work. Nick was also know as an accomplished handyman, and was able to fix almost anything.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine on January 4, 2005, and also by his parents.
He is survived by his loving children Karen S. Paddy and husband Jimmy of North Beach, Kathy D. Newcomer of Huntingtown, Darla J. Briggs and husband Mike of Prince Frederick, Eldred W. Nicholson, Jr. and wife Dorothy of Kent Island, Kevin L. Nicholson, Sr. and wife Pam of Chesapeake Beach and Darrell J. Nicholson, Sr. and wife Ester of Orange County, VA.. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
January 9, 2010
Location: Rausch Funeral Home - Owings, MD
January 8, 2010
2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Location: Rausch Funeral Home - Owings, MD
|Kneipp, George Anthony
Birth: 1939-04-22 in Shreveport, Louisiana
|George Anthony Kneipp, 70, of Hughesville, MD, died January 6, 2010, at Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD.|
Mr. Kneipp was a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force having served 20 years. Following retirement from the Air Force he worked as a computer tech bookbinder for the Harris Corporation in New York. He loved studying and feeding birds. He was a past member of the American Legion. He enjoyed playing the banjo and listening to banjo music.
Born April 22, 1939, in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Fred Kneipp and the late Nevella Mitchell Kneipp.
Predeceased by his parents.
Husband of Mary Catherine Snyder Kneipp; daughter, Sandy Raymond; step-daughters, Patricia and her husband Danny Jumalon of St. Mary’s County, MD; Barbara Siddiqui of Alexandria, VA; and Debbie Moore of Gainesville, VA; brothers, Robert Kneipp of NC; DeWayne Kneipp of LA; sister, Johnette Mathias of Shreveport, LA. Also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD.
Funeral Service will be on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 11:30AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mark Roberson will officiate.
Interment will be at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD, at 1PM. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1889, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Boswell, Joseph F.
Birth: 1930-02-22 in Virginia
|Joseph F. "Joe" Boswell 79 of LaPlata, Md. died on Wednesday January 6, 2010 at Civista Medical Center in LaPlata, Md. after 32 years of heart disease.|
Born on February 22, 1930 in Virginia he was the adopted son of the late Clark Marion Boswell and Ruby Smith Boswell. He grew up in Waldorf and assisted his parents who were the owners/ Operators/ manager of Spring Lake Hotel, which was located in Waldorf for many years.
He served in the United States Marine Corps.
He attended Leonard Hall Naval Academy in Leonardtown, Md., Charlotte Hall Military Academy and also attended Gwyn Park High School in Brandywine, Md.
He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Union College in Barbourville Kentucky and received his Master Degree in Education from Frostburg State College in Western Maryland.
He began his teaching career at Dixie Heights High School in Erlanger Kentucky from 1957-1958 than moved to LaPlata with his wife and family teaching at Surratsville Junior High School, Clinton, Md. from 1958-1984. He retired in 1984 from the Charles County Board of Education after 27 years teaching.
He was a member of the LaPlata United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
He was an active member of the Family Campers and RVer; formally know at the National Campers and Hikers Association participating in various National, Regional, Retiree, State and Tri-County camping events. He and his wife traveled with this organization for many years all over the United States and Canada.
He was also a member of the Charles County Retired Teachers Association of Southern Marylanders, Square Dance Group and the Mended Heart Association of the National Capital Area.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Robin Tilton Boswell, son Joseph Lynn Boswell, daughter Katherine Denise (Boswell) Nicol, and her husband David of St. Petersburg Florida, son Clark Marion Boswell of LaPlata and a daughter Melissa Ann (Boswell) Hayes of Humble Texas, two grandchildren Kyle Shelly Nicol, and April Marie Hayes. A brother Joseph Snyder and his wife wife Nina of Carson City Nevada. Predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Daniel and Georgette Flanagan of Baltimore, Md.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 20, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm with a Memorial Service at 7pm at the La Plata United Methodist Church. Interment to follow on Thursday January 21, 2010 11am at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Thron, Julia Ellen
Birth: 1926-06-04 in Long Island, New York
|Julia Ellen Thron, 83 of Leonardtown, MD, died January 5, 2010 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. She was born on June 4, 1926, in Long Island , NY to the late John and Julia O’Brien Foy. |
She is survived by her sons Douglas E. Thron, Sr. of Leonardtown, MD and Donald Thron of Chicago, IL as well as seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Michael, Patrick and Steven Foy. Julia was an assistant manager for Chase Manhattan Bank, retiring after 30 years. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Association in Poughkeepsie, NY.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD at 1:00 PM with Fr. John Dakes officiating. Pallbearers will be Douglas E. Thron, Sr., Donald Thron, Douglas E. Thron, Jr. and Daniel J. Thron.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Radford, Katherine Leila
Birth: 1929-03-13 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Katherine Leila "Kitty Lee" Greenwell Radford, 80 of Leonardtown, MD died on January 5, 2010 at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC from respiratory failure.|
Born March 13, 1929, in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late James C. Greenwell and Mary Genevieve Norris Greenwell of Leonardtown, MD.
She was a life-long resident of St. Mary's County and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Leonardtown.
Kitty Lee was an accomplished seamstress and worked for several years at the Fashion Center stores in Leonardtown and Lexington Park. For a few years, she was hostess at the Black Steer Restaurant, which she owned with her first husband, in Charlotte Hall. She drove a county school bus for a number of years and enjoyed her interactions with the students.
Throughout her life, she had a fervent love for animals and worked with the local SPCA rescuing animals. In her fifties, she started horseback riding and enjoyed it for many years.
Music and dancing were two loves of her life. She enjoyed singing with her siblings at their family gatherings. Everyone enjoyed hearing her lovely soprano voice. Whenever Kitty Lee heard music she was ready to dance and it didn't matter what type of dance step was appropriate, she was adept at doing it.
Kitty Lee was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and godmother. Her sparkling blue eyes, warm smile and kindness will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Radford and her son, Michael Hurry and daughter, Katherine Hurry Radford. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Benedict J. Greenwell.
She is survived by five children, Philip H. Hurry, Jr. of Miami, FL; Melanie Guy (Donald) of Clements, MD; JoAnne Radford (Robert Earl) of Dunkirk, MD; John B. Hurry (Caroline) of Clements, MD; David Hurry (Barbara) of Clements, MD; and four stepchildren Margaret Ann Wedemyer of Emmitsburg, MD, Robert Earl Radford (JoAnne) of Dunkirk, MD; William Boyd Radford (Hsiaoli) of Gaithersburg, MD; Janet Lynn Williard of Keller, TX, and her first husband, Philip H. Hurry, Sr. of Clements, MD. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary C. McCarthy of Seattle, WA; JoAnne G. Choporis of Leonardtown, MD; James C. Greenwell (Esther) of Middletown, OH; Mary Genevieve Norris of Leonardtown, MD, T. Jefferson Greenwell (Claudette) of New Carrollton, MD, Rose A. Wilson (Richard) of Leonardtown, MD, Francis M. Greenwell, (Patricia) of Leonardtown, MD, Sybil M. Costanzo of McLean, VA; Carole T. Wible (Joseph) of Leonardtown, MD, and Elizabeth B. Matthews (George) of Bryantown, MD, 18 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers/Honorary Pallbearers: John Hurry, Jr., Ricky Guy, Brett Marshall, Matthew Radford, Beth Radford, Katie Howell, Justin Howell, Alicia Holmes, Kimberly Liston, Brian Radford, Christopher Radford, and Jeffrey Radford.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Leonardtown, MD.
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