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    Frank Richard Houser, 70

    09/10/2014: Mass of Christian Burial Frank Richard Houser, 70, of Hollywood, MD passed away September 10, 2014 at his residence. Born June 10, 1944, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Milton Houser and Pearl Pearson Houser. Frank attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from Leonardtown High School. He proudly served in the United States Army in Germany but was honorably discharged three years later for his health. On February 27, 1971, Frank married his beloved wife, Ruth Houser at Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they celebrated 43 wonderful years together. In 1998, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Mary’s College. He was a…

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    Calvert Benedict “Dickie” Norris , 76

    09/09/2014: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD with Father Michael Tietjen officiating.  Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD.  The family will receive friends on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Calvert Benedict “Dickie” Norris,76, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Born on October 21, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Gatton Norris and Calvert Ignatius Norris.  Dickie was…

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    Anthony Pete Gegor, 61

    09/08/2014: Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration – Prayers at 7:00p.m.Anthony “Tony” Pete Gegor, born August 24, 1953, passed from this earth on September 8, 2014 following a 6 ½ year courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Preceded in death by his mother Victoria Lorusso Gegor and father Andrew Gegor, Sr., Tony is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandy Gegor, his children, Charles Anthony Gegor and Victoria Anne Alvey, husband Larry, grandchildren Richard “Ricky” Andrew Gegor, Dustin Grant Alvey, three brothers and four sisters and special friend Chris Haynie. Tony is a graduate of Suitland High School was a skilled mechanic and owned his own independent trucking business.…

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    Request for Proposals

    09/10/2014: Through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, Maryland Family Network, Inc. (MFN) will fund two different lead agencies, each proposing to establish a Family Support Center in a different Maryland jurisdiction as follows: Baltimore County, Calvert, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, and Worcester Counties. Family Support Centers are community-based programs that provide free services to pregnant women, and parents with infants and toddlers to help them raise healthy children and build productive futures. Successful applicants will need to secure a facility of 4000 sq. ft. accessible to prospective participants in a neighborhood setting. Private and/or public non-profit agencies who are interested in…

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    Shirley Ann Schmachtenberg, 79

    09/08/2014: A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Volody Grinchenko officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.   The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. View Full Notice ? Shirley Ann Schmachtenberg, 79

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    Equestrian Volunteers Needed!

    09/08/2014: Are you passionate about horses? Do you enjoy being outside? Would you like to spread your interest of horses to your fellow community members? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should become a volunteer with the Greenwell Foundation’s Equestrian Program! We have a few more slots available from September – November to assist as an In-Arena volunteer. Time requirements are flexible but you must be 14 years or older to volunteer within the Equestrian Program. All volunteers over the age of 18 will complete a background check. Please contact the volunteer coordinator at [email protected] or 301-373-9775 to learn more. www.greenwellfoundation.org View Full Notice ? Equestrian…

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    Greg Curry, Jr. , 65

    09/01/2014:  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating.  Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.  James “Greg” Gregory Curry, Jr., 65 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on September 1, 2014 at his residence.  Born October 7, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Mabel Ann Tippett Curry and James Gregory Curry, Sr. He was the loving husband of Mary Josephine Jameson-Curry, whom he married on June 24,…

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    Brenda Delorise Barnes

    09/01/2014: Brenda Delorise Barnes, 62 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on September 1, 2014 at Genesis Nursing Home, LaPlata, MD. She was born on April 14, 1952 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Frances L. Carroll and the late Thomas Barnes. Throughout the years, Brenda has been gainfully employed for several businesses, to include the commissary on base, Navy Exchange, Evans Seafood, Big Lots, Two Spot and the Horse Shoe Club. At the Horse Shoe Club is where she met the love of her life in 1977 and later married on April 30, 1982. Brenda’s hobbies and interests included sight-seeing, which she loved to do, watching Family Feud, Wrestling, the…

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    Addie Martha Lee, 97

    09/03/2014: A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. Addie Martha Lee, 97 of Newburg, MD formerly of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 3, 2014 in LaPlata, MD, born October 24, 1916 in St. Mary’s County, MD.  She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Knott Burch and Erwin Burch. Addie was preceded in death by her first husband, John…

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    Forrest Center SkillsUSA Chapter Hosting Ford Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser

    09/05/2014: The SkillsUSA Chapter at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is working with Leonardtown Ford to host a Ford Drive 4 UR (for your) School Fundraiser on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event takes place in the parking lot at the Forrest Center, which is located at 24005 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The chapter is in need of licensed and insured drivers who are 18 or older to test-drive a Ford vehicle. Ford makes a donation to the school’s SkillsUSA chapter for each drive. The chapter’s goal is to get 300 people…

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    Chopticon High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    09/04/2014: Chopticon High School is celebrating 50 years of Tradition, Spirit, and “Pride Inside”. The celebration will kick-off during Homecoming Week. Alumni are invited to a reception on September 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the school auditorium. Students will provide tours of the building. At 7:30 PM, everyone will meet at the lower field by the football stadium for a traditional homecoming bonfire. On Thursday, September 18, the Homecoming parade will begin at 4:45 PM followed by a varsity football game at 6:00 PM. Alumni Games will be held on Saturday, September 20. Alumni are invited to compete against each other in softball, field hockey, and flag football…

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    Are You Smarter Than An IRS Telephone Scammer?

    09/03/2014: Nothing strikes fear into the minds and hearts of Americans more than an unexpected telephone call from the IRS. Our legs get weak and our knees buckle as we begin to babble: “Yes sir! No sir! Absolutely sir! Right away sir!” It is exactly this irrational fear that the current rash of telephone scam artists are banking on. And this is exactly why the Internal Revenue Service has gone on the public relations offensive to warn taxpayers about these telephone scams. On August 13, 2014 the IRS issued a repeat warning to taxpayers of these insidious, unsolicited telephone calls. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for…

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    James Floyd “Bugs” Downs , 85

    09/01/2014: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Father Charles Cortinovis officiating.  Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. View Full Notice ? James Floyd “Bugs” Downs , 85

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    2nd Annual Rhythm Run to Benefit Leonardtown High School Band

    09/02/2014: Event: A timed 5k course through Historic Leonardtown; both runners and walkers are welcomed. When: Sunday, October 19, 2014 Time: 7:45am – 8:45am – Race Day Check-in and Packet Pick Up Entry Fees: $ 25 – Pre-registration post marked by Oct. 11th, online by Oct. 15th. $ 30 – Event Day (credit cards accepted day of event) Awards: 1st place male and female overall. 1st, 2nd, 3rd in all age categories; T-shirts if registration received by Oct. 4th. Register at www.active.com Additional information email [email protected] View Full Notice ? 2nd Annual Rhythm Run to Benefit Leonardtown High School Band

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    Larry Eugene Taborek, 59

    08/29/2014:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating.  Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Larry Eugene Taborek, 59, of Clements, MD, went home to the Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD after a courageously fought battle with leukemia. Larry was born on September 21,…

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    Carroll “Dean” Wilson, 72

    08/30/2014: Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationCarroll “Dean” Wilson, 72, of Hollywood, MD passed away August 30, 2014 at MedStar of St Mary’s in Leonardtown, MD. Born on January 13, 1942 in Boone, NC, he was the son of the late Raymond D. Wilson and Mary A. Calloway Wilson. Dean, known to many as “Dino,” married his beloved wife, Barbara Jeanette Quade Wilson on September 22, 1967 in Leonardtown, MD. Together, they celebrated 46 wonderful years of marriage. He was employed by Aldridge Ford as a Body Shop Manager until his retirement in 2004. He served on the Board of Directors for the Breton Bay Country Club and was a member of the…

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    David Henry Pitts, III, 77

    08/30/2014: A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Kevin Cullins officiating.  Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.  View Full Notice ? David Henry Pitts, III, 77

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    Paul “Kevin” Merkle

    08/23/2014: Paul “Kevin” Merkle, 52, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away on August 23, 2014 in Washington DC. Kevin was born on October 1, 1961, in Montgomery County to the late Janet Merkle and Paul Merkle. He is also preceded in death by his beloved dog “Elvis”. He lived in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1979. Kevin was an active member of Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Prince Frederick. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to car shows, NASCAR, football, crossword puzzles and sharing the word of God. Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Laura W. Merkle,…

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    Norman T. Toledo, 48

    08/24/2014: Pending Norman T. Toledo, 48, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on August 24, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born November 4, 1965 in Bugallon Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of Gertrudes (Terria) Toledo and the late Cayetano Toledo. Norman married the love of his life, Cecile Toledo, on March 11, 1992, in the Philippines. He loved to take trips back home to the Philippines to visit his family and friends. Norman moved to Maryland in 1991. He worked for Triton Metal Works. He enjoyed carpentry and being a handyman. In addition to his mother, Norman is survived by his wife, Cecile; children, Norman Caye Toledo and…

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    John Franklin Stone, Sr., 67

    08/25/2014: Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationJohn F. Stone, Sr., 67, of Leonardtown, MD passed away August 25, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born on April 27, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Stone and Mary Mildred Johnson. John proudly served in the United States Army from July 1966 to his honorable discharge in June 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. John married his beloved wife, Laura Ann Hall Stone on June 17, 1967 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Compton, MD. Together, they celebrated 36 wonderful years of marriage before her passing in 2003. He was employed by the United…

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    William Norman Elliott, Jr. , 70

    08/17/2014: A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leoanrdtown, MD with Fr. David Beaubien officiating. William Norman “Uncle Norman” Elliott, Jr., 70, of California, MD, formerly of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 17, 2014 in Callaway, MD.   William was born on June 27, 1944 in Leonardtown, MD; he was the son of the late Mary Adele Morgan and William Norman Elliott, Sr.  William is survived by his loving wife Margaret Charlene Clements Elliott, whom he married on May 31, 1969 in Holy Face Catholic Church Great Mills, MD; they were married for 45 years.  William is survived…

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    Clarence Leroy “Lee” Wilkinson, 81

    08/18/2014: Funeral Service – Aquasco, MDLife Celebration / ViewingClarence Leroy “Lee” Wilkinson, Sr., 81, of Brandywine, MD passed away on August 18, 2014 at Charles County Nursing & Rehab Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on May 10, 1933 in Prince George’s County, Maryland to the late George F. Wilkinson and the late Mary Helen (Tippett) Wilkinson. Lee loved playing bingo, going hunting, and anything else involving the outdoors. He also loved listening to his dogs run and was full of life. Lee retired from Goad Lumber Company. Lee is survived by his lifetime loving companion, Bessie Wilkinson; son, Clarence L. Wilkinson, Jr. (Holly); his grandchildren, Clarence III.,…

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    Elizabeth Ann Dern

    08/20/2014: Elizabeth Ann Dern, 80, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away on August 20, 2014 in Broomes Island, Maryland. She was born on January 9, 1934 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Elizabeth Q. and Arvel August Phifer. In her younger years, Elizabeth worked for P.G. County, as the Director of Day Camp. She liked to quilt, paint ceramics and bird houses which her husband used to build. She liked to work in her gardens of beautiful flowers. Elizabeth also loved to talk about and critic food and cooking. Wife of the late Robert Louis Dern, she is survived by her daughters, Lois Conn and Jane Dern, both of…

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    HUGE YARD SALE

    08/23/2014: COME ON OUT!!!! HUGE YARD SALE WITH MANY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS,ETC. TO CHOOSE FROM.. LOCATED AT 45200 HAPPYLAND RD, VALLEY LEE, MD 20692. View Full Notice ? HUGE YARD SALE

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    Francis Allen Howard, 75

    08/12/2014: MASSCelebration of Life with Viewing/Visitation (Prayers at 7:00 PM)Francis Allen “Tiny” Howard, 75, of Waldorf, MD passed away on August 12, 2014. He was born on February 10, 1939 in Washington, DC to the late James C. Howard and the late Loretta Gardiner Howard. Tiny retired early at the age of 55 from C & P Telephone Company. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, watching birds, and just being outdoors. His greatest treasure was his family. In addition to his parents, Tiny was predeceased by one of his sisters, Patricia Howard. Tiny is survived by his loving wife, Vickie Howard; six children, Mary Kauffman (Lloyd), Timothy Howard, Susan Morgan (Lee),…

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    Theodore Emery Hall, Jr. , 83

    08/13/2014: A Funeral Service will be held at a later date.  Interment will held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.  View Full Notice ? Theodore Emery Hall, Jr. , 83