Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Joan “Lovie” Poland of Temple Hills, MD, May 11, 1935 – December 18, 2014

Joan Janette (Young) Poland “Lovie”,

79, of Camp Springs, MD, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Born and raised in Washington, DC, she retired from the General Services Administration as a Program Specialist.   Beloved wife of David L. Poland for 60 years; devoted mother of Susan Stempora (Michael) of White Plains, MD and Deborah Vickers (James, Jr.) of South Riding, VA; grandmother of David Dixon (Krystal), Jimmy Vickers (Amanda), Jenna Scarborough (Michael) and Kaitlyn Vickers; great-grandmother of Olivia Scarborough, Hunter and Maddie Vickers, and Haley Irizarry.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Madeline Young; brothers, Benny, John and David Young; and sisters, Katherine Garrett and Betty Ann Proulx.  She was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Joan had also been an avid bowler for many years as part of the Pinbusters league in Clinton, MD.

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PostHeaderIcon Ralph V. Mileo of Sunderland, MD, August 20, 1949 – December 15, 2014

Ralph V. Mileo

1949 – 2014

“Vince”

 

Ralph V.  “Vince” Milano, 65, of Sunderland, MD passed on Monday December 15, 2014 at his residence. Born in Washington, DC he was a son of the late Anthony B. and Bessie (Beall) Mileo. He was employed for 25 years by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission as a Park Leader. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, hand dancing, and was a Washington Redskins fan. He is survived by his sister, Dolores A. Orendorf (Frank) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Tony and Mike and his faithful companion for many years, his beloved dog Bobo.

 

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PostHeaderIcon Mary M. Fuggang of Upper Marlboro, MD, April 1, 1916 – December 14, 2014

Mary Margaret Kennedy Furgang

On December 14, 2014, Beloved wife of the Late Leonard Duley Furgang.

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

 

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PostHeaderIcon Mary Margaret Kennedy Furgang of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, April 1, 1916 – December 14, 2014

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PostHeaderIcon Viola May Combs of Suitland, MD, May 12, 1922 – December 14, 2014

Viola May Combs, age 92, of Suitland, MD departed this life on December 14, 2014. Loving mother of Mary Bueler (Charles) and Barbara Baught. Grandmother to Eddie Baught and Buddy Baught Jr. She is also survived by her great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Combs and parents Alfred and Anna Allen.

 

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PostHeaderIcon Elizabeth Oppido of Waldorf, October 20, 1925 – December 12, 2014

Elizabeth Nappe Oppido,

age 89, of Waldorf, MD went to be with our Lord on December, 12, 2014. 

Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Antonio C. Oppido.  Elizabeth is survived by her five children, Kathryn, Frederick (Vera), Judith (David), John and James; her grandchildren Libby Turner Clay (Shane), Nicole Oppido, Natasha Oppido Bremmerman (Steve), Antonio Oppido (Justina), Anna Turner, Sophia Oppido and Angela Oppido; her great-grandchildren, Ava Clay, Caden Clay, Willow Bremmerman and Antonio Oppido, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be directed to Hospice of Charles County, Waldorf, MD.

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PostHeaderIcon Irma Marie Howard of LaPlata, MD, May 8, 1941 – December 10, 2014

Irma Marie Howard

 

1941 – 2014

 

Irma Marie Howard, 73, of LaPlata, MD, formerly of Port Republic, MD, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in Washington, DC. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Howard who passed in 2007. Irma loved to shop, read, spend time with her family and friends, and her computer games. She was very active in her church. She is survived by two sons, Robert P.(Janice) and Ronald W.(Donna) Howard, a daughter Sharon M. Callow(Michael), ten grandchildren, Randall Barletta(Jessica), Jenna Richards(Justin), Amanda Zuber(Logan), Michael Callow Jr., Laura Callow, Rebecca Callow, Andrelina Howard, Casey, Danielle, and Victoria Howard, four great grandchildren, MacKenzie  and Olivia Zuber, Jace and Jax Richards, two sisters Nola Ludwig and Beatrice McVey and a sister-in-law Catherine Grimes.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or St Jude’s Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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PostHeaderIcon Lieutenant Colonel Preston A. Davis, US Army (Ret) of Washington, DC, January 1, 1925 – December 7, 2014

 

 

Preston A. Davis, USA Ret.

Preston Augustus Davis, Sr. 89, born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 1,1925, the youngest of the four children blessed in birth to Mattie and Charles A. Davis Sr. passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 7, 2014. He was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church and began an active role in the church and community affairs. 

 

 

He graduated on February 7, 1943 President of Booker T. Washington High School Class in Norfolk, Virginia. He left Norfolk and attended West Virginia State University with a major in Business Administration and R.O.T.C. training in 1949. He was inducted into the R.O.T.C. Hall of Fame and was the “Alumna of the Year” during their 1990 Centennial Year. He met and married Helen G. Davis of Norfolk, Virginia and from this union they had 4 children. Later he married Mary Elizabeth Pierson of Middleburg, Virginia. He was a family man and his family held a special place in his heart. He enjoyed traveling, meeting people, and he was an inspiration to all and formed many lasting friendships.

 

 

 

A Master’s degree in Administration was earned at The George Washington University in 1974. His Development Training was received at Harvard and Dartmouth Universities.

 

 

 

Preston was Vice-­President for Development at Morgan State University and founder of the Morgan State Foundation. He was African American Governor of Capitol District International.

 

 

 

served as Governor of Capital District Kiwanis International.

 

 

 

Preston began his career with the Federal Government in Norfolk, Virginia as Post Office Christmas help. Entering the Army as a recruit during World War II. He fought in Europe following the Normandy Invasion attaining the rank of Sargeant.  Attending West Virginia State College and graduating with honors, he reentered the U.S. Army Artillery serving in combat in Korea (was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart) and Vietnam. Other service assignments included Command and Staff assignments to include: Assistant Professor Military Science (Morgan State University); Foreign Intelligence Office (Chief, Weapon Systems Division, Defense Foreign Intelligence Office) (Chief, Weapon Systems Division, Defense Foreign Science and Technology Center; Operations Analyst Vietnam (General Westmoreland and Abrams immediate staff); General Manager’s Office,

 

 

 

Army Material Command, and Civil Disturbance City Planning Authority (North Central U.S.), Command Center Office of the Army Chief of Staff. Preston retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his support in connection with the Tuskegee Airman, a Bronze Star and 25 Combat Medals and ribbons during his military career.

 

 

 

Civilian assignments include Vice President and General Manager of a Minority Manufacturing Business, D.C.; Head of Morgan State University’s Development Program (training received at Harvard, Dartsmouth, Hampton University, A&T University, University of Kansas and Wayne University in Detroit); Senior Management Analyst, USDA; Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (six years)

 

 

 

USDA; Associate Director (SDBU), OAE. Preston has authored 3 professional publications, received numerous professional honors and is a member of many professional organizations which include Kiwanis International , Tuskegee Airman Association, Inc., Masonic Organization, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (60 year member), Disabled American Vets, American Legion Post 46, Agriculture Federal Credit Union (board member), Purple Heart Association, Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Soldier and Professional Clowns of America.

 

 

 

Preston was preceded in death by his sister, Vivian Cartwright and his brother, Charles Davis, Jr. He leaves to mourn a loving and dedicated family who includes his three daughters, Gwendolyn Dyess of New Jersey, Karen (Fred) Heggs of North Carolina, June (Bill) Thornton of Maryland, his son, Preston Davis, Jr. who preceded him in death, and daughter-­in-­law, Michelle Davis of Florida ; his sister Alberta Davis Hobson of Virginia; his grandchildren, Stephen, Monique, Christopher, Kevin, Larry, Ashley, Tiara, and Preston III; 10 great grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Lieutenant Colonel Preston A. Davis, US Army (Ret) of Washington, DC, January 1, 1925 – December 7, 2014

 

 

Preston A. Davis, USA Ret.

Preston Augustus Davis, Sr. 89, born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 1,1925, the youngest of the four children blessed in birth to Mattie and Charles A. Davis Sr. passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 7, 2014. He was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church and began an active role in the church and community affairs. 

 

 

He graduated on February 7, 1943 President of Booker T. Washington High School Class in Norfolk, Virginia. He left Norfolk and attended West Virginia State University with a major in Business Administration and R.O.T.C. training in 1949. He was inducted into the R.O.T.C. Hall of Fame and was the “Alumna of the Year” during their 1990 Centennial Year. He met and married Helen G. Davis of Norfolk, Virginia and from this union they had 4 children. Later he married Mary Elizabeth Pierson of Middleburg, Virginia. He was a family man and his family held a special place in his heart. He enjoyed traveling, meeting people, and he was an inspiration to all and formed many lasting friendships.

 

 

 

A Master’s degree in Administration was earned at The George Washington University in 1974. His Development Training was received at Harvard and Dartmouth Universities.

 

 

 

Preston was Vice-­President for Development at Morgan State University and founder of the Morgan State Foundation. He was African American Governor of Capitol District International.

 

 

 

served as Governor of Capital District Kiwanis International.

 

 

 

Preston began his career with the Federal Government in Norfolk, Virginia as Post Office Christmas help. Entering the Army as a recruit during World War II. He fought in Europe following the Normandy Invasion attaining the rank of Sargeant.  Attending West Virginia State College and graduating with honors, he reentered the U.S. Army Artillery serving in combat in Korea (was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart) and Vietnam. Other service assignments included Command and Staff assignments to include: Assistant Professor Military Science (Morgan State University); Foreign Intelligence Office (Chief, Weapon Systems Division, Defense Foreign Intelligence Office) (Chief, Weapon Systems Division, Defense Foreign Science and Technology Center; Operations Analyst Vietnam (General Westmoreland and Abrams immediate staff); General Manager’s Office,

 

 

 

Army Material Command, and Civil Disturbance City Planning Authority (North Central U.S.), Command Center Office of the Army Chief of Staff. Preston retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his support in connection with the Tuskegee Airman, a Bronze Star and 25 Combat Medals and ribbons during his military career.

 

 

 

Civilian assignments include Vice President and General Manager of a Minority Manufacturing Business, D.C.; Head of Morgan State University’s Development Program (training received at Harvard, Dartsmouth, Hampton University, A&T University, University of Kansas and Wayne University in Detroit); Senior Management Analyst, USDA; Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (six years)

 

 

 

USDA; Associate Director (SDBU), OAE. Preston has authored 3 professional publications, received numerous professional honors and is a member of many professional organizations which include Kiwanis International , Tuskegee Airman Association, Inc., Masonic Organization, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (60 year member), Disabled American Vets, American Legion Post 46, Agriculture Federal Credit Union (board member), Purple Heart Association, Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Soldier and Professional Clowns of America.

 

 

 

Preston was preceded in death by his sister, Vivian Cartwright and his brother, Charles Davis, Jr. He leaves to mourn a loving and dedicated family who includes his three daughters, Gwendolyn Dyess of New Jersey, Karen (Fred) Heggs of North Carolina, June (Bill) Thornton of Maryland, his son, Preston Davis, Jr. who preceded him in death, and daughter-­in-­law, Michelle Davis of Florida ; his sister Alberta Davis Hobson of Virginia; his grandchildren, Stephen, Monique, Christopher, Kevin, Larry, Ashley, Tiara, and Preston III; 10 great grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Ugam K Mathur of Dunkirk, Maryland, July 20, 1928 – December 11, 2014

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