Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon James Edwin Lyons of Dunkirk, Maryland, July 9, 1949 – April 18, 2015

James “Jim” E. Lyons, age 65, of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at home with his family by his side.

He retired from the Metropolitan Police Force in 1991 and was a member of the FOP.  He enjoyed visiting Happy Harbor and was seen taking care of the cats that hung around there.  He was an animal lover, collecting antiques, being by the water and working on cars.  Jim was a Washington Redskins fan and loved his Harley.

Jim was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach, MD.  He was always late…but never missed attending mass.

Jim is survived by his companion Ronni Coleman and was the beloved father of Lisa Curl, Eric Lyons and the father-in-law of Jennifer Lyons.  He was the devoted grandfather of Brittany and Peyton Curl, Jack and Jason Lyons and the late Courtney Curl.  He is also survived by his precious cat “Budder”, one brother and two sisters. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P O Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 

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PostHeaderIcon Joseph Clarence Wall Jr. of Temple Hills, September 16, 1937 – April 17, 2015

Services at a later date.

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PostHeaderIcon Timothy Wayne Llewellyn of Huntingtown, Maryland, September 26, 1982 – April 10, 2015

Timothy Wayne Llewellyn 

 

In Memoriam

Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same
We have to hide our heartache
When someone speaks your name
Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living without you is the hardest part of all
You did so many things for us
Your heart was so kind and true
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you
The special years will not return
When we are all together
But with the love in our hearts
You walk with us forever

Author Unknown

 

Mr. Timothy Wayne Llewellyn of Huntingtown, MD left on his journey for Heaven on April 10th, 2015. Timothy was born September 26, 1982 in Cheverly, MD. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Keona, 3 beautiful children Alyssa, Katelyn, and Timothy Jr. He was the beloved son of Virginia and Robert Elliott and Lawrence Llewellyn Jr. He is survived by his sisters Nicole Krakosky (Joe), and Lyndsey Llewellyn, step brother Robert Elliott Jr. (Amanda), Grandfathers Ralph Keys (Lynn), Elvin Elliott (Mary Jo), Father-in-law Rex Jones (Carol), Mother-in-law Jacqueline Principe; 2 grandmothers-in-law, Sylvia Booth (Charles-deceased) and Alberta Jones; six (6) brothers-in-law; four (4) sisters-in-law and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Timothy was a 2001 graduate of Southern Senior Highschool of Harwood, MD. After the events of 9/11 he joined the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire Department where he became an emergency medical technician. In 2004 he received a Bronze Medal of Valor for his brave actions on March 4, 2003. In 2005 Timothy enlisted in the United States Air Force in the Fire Department where he was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. He served seven and a half years of active duty. In 2010 he served a tour in Iraq and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his services during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2011 Timothy received an Air Force Commendation Medal. He received an honorable discharge in 2012.

 

 Timothy and his family moved back to Maryland and he became employed by Chaney Enterprises. 

 

 His family, friends and the fire department were his passions in life. He was the most kindhearted, sincere, helpful, and compassionate person. He will be truly missed by all that loved him.

 

 Also, preceded by his death, grandmothers, Judith Keys, Thelma Saulter; great grandmother Rosa Mae Saulter, and grandfather Bobby Saulter.

 

 

 

Timothy’s Funeral Arrangements:

 

Lee Funeral Home Clinton, MD

 

Viewings:

 

Sunday April 19, 2015 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM

 

Service:

 

Monday April 20, 2015 11:30AM

 

Interment:

 

Cheltenham Veteran Cemetery

 

11301 Crain Highway

 

Cheltenham, MD 20623

 

 

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Marilyn Harris of Camp Springs, Md., May 6, 1953 – April 16, 2015

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PostHeaderIcon Catherine A. Bixler of Waldork, MD, August 9, 1923 – April 15, 2015

Catherine A. Bixler,

91, of Waldorf, MD died on April 15, 2015.

Born in Pottsville, PA, she is the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Drummer.

Beloved wife of the late Alvin Richard Bixler; devoted mother of Theresa (Bruce) Swain of Waldorf, MD and Cathy Robertson of Dalzell, SC; loving grandmother of Alvin McConkey of Sumter, SC and Sherrie (Gene) Altman of Lynchburg, SC; dear great- grandmother of Eric and Luke Faulkenberry; great-great grandmother of Delilah A Faulkenberry.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be directed to Commmunity Support Systems, Inc., 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613.

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PostHeaderIcon Peter William Gromen, Sr. of , March 6, 2015 – April 13, 2015

Peter William Gromen

March 6, 1918 – April 13, 2015

With deep sorrow his family and friends announce the passing of Peter William Gromen, a man much loved, admired, and respected.

 

Peter was born in Washington DC on March 6, 1918.  He attended school at Suitland Elementary and then Hine Jr. High.  Upon the death of his mother, he left school in the eighth grade to help support the family.  He was hired by W.H. Harrison Company, a wholesale produce supplier.  He left this job for employment with the Washington Tobacco Company, where he was promoted to salesman.  

Peter was drafted on October 8, 1941 and was assigned to the Medical Corps.  He was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he helped set up the military hospital.  He was promoted to staff sergeant and later to master sergeant.  Peter was subsequently stationed at Boca Raton, Florida.  On a leave he went to Syracuse NY and proposed to Bernice Ann Schwartz, whom he’d known since childhood.   Peter and Bernice were married in the parlor of her parents’ farm house on July 11, 1944.   She joined him in Florida, where they lived until Peter was discharged from the Army.  Peter was proud of his service to God and country, and always mentioned his army years among his life’s accomplishments.

After the war, Peter returned to the DC area and his job at the Washington Tobacco Company, where he worked as a salesman for many years.  In January 1948, their first child Peter Jr. was born.  In the fall of that same year Peter and Bernice were baptized in the Apostolic Christian Church.  He and Bernice had a house built on the homestead established by his father in Suitland, Maryland.  A daughter Marilyn was born in July 1949, followed by sons Andrew in February 1953, and James in March 1963.

The Apostolic Christian Church asked Peter to serve as one of its ministers in Temple Hills, and later in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  With integrity, dedication, and humility, Peter served the congregation for many years.

When asked to name his outstanding memories, Peter recalled:  Getting married, finding the Lord, raising children, and serving God.  Peter had many interests: His mother introduced him to a lifelong love of music by providing him with violin lessons at an early age.   He loved gardening and maintained a large vegetable garden every year.  Peter loved fishing and boating.  In 1957 Peter and Bernice bought a modest fishing cottage in Cove Point, Maryland, where the family spent weekends in the summer months.  In his retirement years, Peter enjoyed fly-fishing and surf casting with friends and family.

In 1997, his beloved wife of 52 years passed away.

After several years, Peter sold the family home and moved to Asbury Retirement Community in Solomons, Maryland.    His apartment had a lovely view overlooking the Patuxent River and the community garden, and he was thankful for all the friends and activities there.  He was also blessed with frequent visits from family and his beloved church friends, and was a wonderful example of taking life as it came and enjoying each day to the fullest.

Peter passed away at age 97 on April 13, 2015.  He leaves behind his children Peter William Gromen II, Marilyn (Gromen) Swinford, Andrew Robert Gromen, and James Charles Gromen , eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  We know Peter is thrilled to be with his Lord.  We rejoice with him and are grateful to have had this wonderful man who loved us and nurtured us through so many years.

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PostHeaderIcon Joan Stock Miller of Mechanicsville, MD, February 23, 1930 – April 10, 2015

Joan Stock Miller

 

1930- 2015

 

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PostHeaderIcon Johnnie Mae Dowdell of Washington, DC, October 1, 1943 – April 14, 2015

Johnnie Mae Dowdell, 

71, of Southeast Washington, DC, passed peacefully on April 14, 2015. 

Born in Darlington, SC, she is the daughter of the late Maggie Nell and James C. Law. 

Beloved wife of the late John David Dowdell.  Dear mother of Patricia (Orlando) Boston of Laurel, MD, Pamela (Larry) Lemons of Ft. Washington, MD and Christopher (Mary) Dowdell of Germantown, MD.  Cherished grandmother of Bryson Boston, Brayden Boston, Melanie  Lemons, Brian Lemons, Haley Dowdell, John Dowdell, Nicholas Dowdell and David Dowdell. Johnnie was pre-deceased by her brother, the late James C. Law. Jr. and her dearest aunt, the late Ruth E. Jones. 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be directed to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20020

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PostHeaderIcon Charles Joseph Taylor, Sr. of Huntingtown, Maryland, October 27, 1918 – April 13, 2015

Charlie was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1918 to the late Michael and Franciska Pszeniczka. He attended trade school and then went to work for Johnson Steel & Wire Company. In 1940 Charlie wed the love of his life, Mae and they started their family shortly thereafter.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946 Charlie returned to Worcester where his family was waiting. He worked for the Telegram Gazette for a few years before taking on a job with the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC in 1962. Charlie worked faithfully for 20 years before retiring in 1982.

 

During his retirement years Charlie stayed busy with many activities; running the grandkids to appointments, collecting cans to take to the recycling center, woodworking, yard sales, crabbing and tending to the garden. Charlie especially loved to pick and pack the juiciest berries from his garden and take them to the seniors at Calvert Pine.

Every morning Charlie could be found with his “coffee gang” at Hardees and then later at McDonalds. Evenings would be spent at the Elks lodge or dancing the night away with Mae.

On April 13, 2015, Charlie passed away. He was the beloved husband of 71 years to the late Amelia “Mae” Taylor. Loving father to; Charles Taylor, Jr. (Kitty), Paul Taylor (Diane) and David Taylor (Mary). He is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Jeff Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Allison Taylor, Jennifer Hughes, Lisa Mounts and Nicole Hall, and 10 great grandchildren. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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PostHeaderIcon Rose Lucille Gowen of Waldorf, March 27, 1925 – April 12, 2015

Rose Lucille Gowen, age 90, of Waldorf, MD passed peacefully on April 12, 2015. Loving mother to Roderick Gowen, Rose Mary Hopkins, and Anita Gowen-Wolfe. Grandmother of Ashley Gowen, Taylor Gowen, and Kirbie Gowen-Parker. Sister to Gus Greco. Aunt to Christine Knight and cousin to Millie Landini and Angelo Ribaldi. She is predeceased by her husband Morris Eugene Gowen, her parents Enricco and Antoinette Aufieri, and her sister Mary Vasco.

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