Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Jacqueline Campbell White of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, August 16, 1934 – August 18, 2014

Jacqueline C. White of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Loving wife of Charles W. White. Beloved mother to the late Jerry Douglas White. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8536 Bayside, Road, North Beach, MD 20732.

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PostHeaderIcon Margaret L. Savitsky of Camp Springs, Maryland, September 3, 1927 – August 17, 2014

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PostHeaderIcon Dr. Manuel J. Ortiz of Fort Washington, MD, July 24, 1925 – August 15, 2014

Dr. Manuel J. Ortiz

 

 

 

1925 – 2014

 

Dr. Manuel J. Ortiz, 89, of Fort Washington, MD on Friday August 15, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Puerto Rico he was a son of the late Manuel and Eulalia (Lugo) Ortiz-de la Renta. He was  married to Nydia (Santiago) Ortiz. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in September 2013. He was a  WWII veteran of the United States Army. He loved to work with wood, dancing, and was very artistic and created numerous sculptures. He was an agronomer for the Puerto Rican government and a ststistician for the US Census Bureau retiring in 1983. Surviving along with his wife are three sons, Fernando Ortiz, Manuel Ortiz (Ana), and Raul Ortiz (Carie), two daughters, Nydia Ivonne Burchinal (Charles) and Lourdes Ortiz, thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a sister, Pura Maria Colberg.

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PostHeaderIcon Edith E. Kidd of Waldorf, MD, February 5, 1925 – August 15, 2014

Edith E. Kidd

1925 – 2014

Edith E. Kidd, 89, formerly of Baltimore, MD died on Friday August 15, 2014 in Waldorf, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD she was a daughter of the late Edward S. and Eleanor E. (Spurry) Kidd. She was employed as a clerk for the B & O Railroad retiring in 1985 after 43 years of service. Survivors include a niece, Lois Sweet Barkley, a nephew, Timothy E. Sweet, three great nieces, Kimberly A. Hay (Jack), Amanda B. Sweet, and Katherine A. Sweet, one great nephew, Gregg A. Barkley (Valorie), and one great- great niece, Emma M. Barkley. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn M. Sweet and Ruth N. Kidd. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Arlington Baptist Church.

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PostHeaderIcon Rosalie M. Maine of Temple Hills, Md., March 5, 1922 – August 13, 2014

Rosalie M. Maine, beloved wife and mother passed away at her home in Temple Hills, Maryland.  She was born in Follansbee, West Virginia, the daughter of Clarence W. and Hilda (Powell) Nowery.  On January 23, 1947 she married Vernon R. “Mike” Maine who survives her.   She was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church in Clinton, Maryland.  In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter, Deborah M. Hershman of Leesburg, Virginia and her son, Michael W. Maine, of Fredericksburg, Virginia and by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christ Church Fuel Fund in memory of Mrs. Maine

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PostHeaderIcon Richard Thomas Kruse of Owings, Maryland, January 13, 1945 – August 15, 2014

Richard Thomas Kruse, age 69, of Owings Maryland passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.  He is survived by his loving wife Mary Linda Kruse, and four children; Thomas Richard Kruse, Mary Theresa Kruse-Fisher, Deborah Lowkota and Jimmy Fisher.  He is the brother of Donald Kruse and the late Kenneth Kruse.  He is also survived by his three grandchildren; Jessica Caroline Kruse, Bryce Thomas Fisher and Mary Grace Kruse.  It is requested that memorial contributions be made to Jesus the Divine Word Knights of Columbus 14775, c/o Tony DeStefano, @ Tax Depot, 2960 Penwick Lane, Suite B, Dunkirk, MD  20754

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PostHeaderIcon Steven James Witherow of North Beach, MD, May 28, 1965 – August 12, 2014

Steven J. Witherow, age 49of North Beach, MD passed away at Georgetown University Hospital on August 12, 2014. Steve’s love of family and friends was first and foremost throughout his lifetime.  He was loyal to a fault, always caring for those who respected him, just as he did them.  Steve’s interest over the years included fishing, crabbing, hunting and being on the river whenever possible.

Wherever Steve lived, as soon as you entered his home, you met Archie.  Archie was a six foot black bear.  It stood on part of a tree, and on various seasons his family would place things on the bear.   They soon discovered, “That was not a good idea”.

One time, when helping him move into a house he had just bought, some of the women placed a doe and buck (his hunting trophies) on the wall.  We had them going in different directions.  It wasn’t long before they heard Steve say in his gruff voice, “That’s not the way you hang them on the wall”.  We started laughing, and didn’t realize how serious he was about his trophies.  They were of great value to him.  As usual, we heard the words he always said when he was upset, “I don’t play that game”! Steve never married, and it was of great sorrow to those who love him.  He loved children dearly and would have made a fantastic father.

Rest in peace, our first born.  Your family will always remember and love you and never forget the great love you gave to us in return.

Steve is survived by his mother, Judith K. Witherow of Morningside, MD; father Wayne Witherow (Pat) of Glen Richey, PA;  brothers Stacey (Andrea) of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Mark (Dawn) of Clinton, MD; step-mother Sue Lenaerts of Morningside, MD; two nieces Carrie Clagg (Kyle) and Connie; two nephews Alan and Mark, Jr; a great-neice Chloe and a great-nephew Reece.

 

 

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Joseph “Joe” Leroy Savoy of Upper Marlboro, MD, August 14, 1930 – August 12, 2014

Joseph Leroy “Joe” Savoy, age 83 of Upper Marlboro, MD

died on August 12, 2014 at

George Washington University Hospital.

 

  Beloved husband of Elizabeth Bernice (Proctor) Savoy;

Devoted father of

Daniel Elwood Savoy of Waldorf, MD,

Herbert Vincent Savoy (Patricia Ann) of Mitchellville, MD,

Sharon Patricia Savoy Williams (Tony, Sr.) of Cheltenham, MD and

Maria Noreen Proctor of Waldorf, MD;

 

Dear brother of Mary Thompson, Theresa Butler, Josie Windsor, Hilda Harley, Thomas Savoy and the late Agnes Harley, Edith Windsor, Louise Newman, James Henry Savoy and John Robert Savoy. 

Grandfather of Daniel Corey Savoy, Adam Lee Proctor, Danielle Ashley Savoy, Tony Williams, Leah Michelle Williams, Christina Williams and Shaina Diane Proctor.

Also survived by 2 great-grandchildren.

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Florence R. Morgan of Silver Spring, Maryland, September 20, 1921 – August 11, 2014

Florence R. Mogan, age 92 of Montgomery County, Maryland formerly of Washington, DC passed away peacefully on Monday August 11, 2014.  She was born in Washington DC to the late Albert G. and Florence Helvestine Morgan.  She is the loving cousin of Louise Neilson,  Janice Farmer and her husband John, Edward J. Brophy, Jr. and his wife Anne. 

It is requested that contributions in Miss Morgan’s memory be made to the Salvation Army.

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PostHeaderIcon Robert Russell Ripple of Charlotte Hall, July 21, 1923 – August 10, 2014

 

 

Robert Russell Ripple “Bob”, age 91, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Clinton and Cheltenham Md, died of natural causes on August 10, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

 

 

 

He was born to Mary Catherine Smith and Ammon Cyril Ripple on July 21, 1923 in Cheltenham, Maryland and was the youngest of eight children. Bob lived in Prince Georges County all his life except for a stint in the Air Force during WWII.

 

 

 

He graduated from Surrattsville High School in 1940 and married Betty A Selby in 1943. He joined the Air Force and served until he was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945 when he returned to Cheltenham and started a family.

 

 

 

Bob was a Charter Member of the Lions Club of Clinton and a Past Commander of the American Legion Clinton Post 259 (1955-56). He worked for the Federal Government for the Architect of the Capitol, was a Justice of the Peace obtained a real estate license and started his own construction company, Triple-R-Construction.

 

 

 

He had a lifelong love of boats and owned a variety of power boats through the years.

 

 

 

Bob is survived by four children, Karen Louise, Robert Richard, Betty Ann and William Selby, five grandchildren, Carolyn Cher Ripple, Michael O’Driscoll Morgan, Kelly Marie Ripple and Julia Selby Ripple and two great grand children Matthew Finnegan McGrane and Michael Morgan.

 

 

 

He is predeceased by his wife Mary Catherine, his son Lawrence David, his granddaughter Vickie Penrose Ripple, and great-granddaughter Cierra Marie Morgan.

 

 

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