Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Kenneth Charles Endress of Owings, MD, April 23, 1969 – November 20, 2014

Kenneth “Kenny” Charles Endress of Owings, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the age of 45.

Kenny was the beloved husband of Bette-Lyn Endress.  He was the loving father of Ryan and Christopher Endress and the son of Richard and Sharon Endress.  He is also survived by a sister, Sonya Ritter and her husband Alan, and was the uncle of Sarah and Robbie Ritter, and the brother-in-law of Lynnee’ Coley. 

Kenny was born in Tucson, AZ, in 1969, to Sharon and Richard Endress.  After graduating from High School, he earned his undergraduate degree from Brenau University and earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia.  In 1991 while in Georgia, Kenny met Bette-Lyn and they were married in 1993.  Kenny began his career as Inspector for The Department of Fish and Wildlife Service.  He was promoted to Special Agent in 2002, and the family moved to St. Leonard, MD where he served in the Field Office located in Annapolis MD.  Most recently he held the current title Special Agent in Charge of Investigation Unit of the, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, which is based out of Falls Church, VA.

Kenny was very passionate about the instrumental role that he served in the preservation of Rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay. He followed in the footsteps of his father who had retired from a successful career with US Fish and Wildlife Service.   This passion has woven into the fabric of his own relationship with his boys who continue his legacy in their love, protection and respect for nature.

Kenny deeply loved his family and he embodied the character of protector and provider for all that he touched. Among his favorite past-times were watching his sons play Lacrosse and Swim.  He enjoyed supporting his Georgia Bulldog Football team and a great day to him would be spending time in the woods with his boys, hunting, fishing and even spending time in the yard making in his home a beautiful place for his family. Most of all he adored his “BL” also affectionately known as “Hunzington”. His presence will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Endress Family Memorial Fund – GoFundMe.com/417F04

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PostHeaderIcon Earl Russell Bice of Berkshire, MD, December 27, 1930 – November 20, 2014

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PostHeaderIcon Kenneth Slaughter of Fort Washington, MD, February 13, 1961 – November 17, 2014

Kenneth “Rick” Slaughter, of Fort Washington, MD passed away on November 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents Randall and Mary Slaughter, and his brother Frank Slaughter. He is survived by his three daughters, Megan Slaughter, Tiffani Pietrucha, and Marlee Slaughter, his son-in-law Ted Pietrucha, his grandchildren Anthony & Raelynn, his sister Connie Kim, his sister-in-law Tina Slaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We will celebrate his life on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (8908 Old Branch Ave, Clinton, MD). The viewing will be from 10am-11am, followed by a Catholic Mass. Burial services will follow immediately after at Resurrection Cemetery.

 

                In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Donate Life America (www.donatelife.net).

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PostHeaderIcon Elizabeth A. Clagett of Temple Hills, MD, April 28, 1922 – November 17, 2014

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PostHeaderIcon James P. Maruca of Dunkirk, Maryland, October 13, 1924 – November 19, 2014

James P. Maruca of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, at the age of 90.

He was born on October 13, 1924, in Gallitzin, PA to the late Sophia (Farbo) and Anthony E. Maruca.

James was a U. S. Army Veteran and retired after 45 years of federal service as the Director of Small Business for the U. S. Department of Commerce.  He also proudly served on the Board of Directors for the Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union for many years.

James enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening, sports – especially the Washington Redskins and college basketball, and spending time with his family.

For 55 years, James was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Squashic) Maruca.  He was the loving father of Connie Zambelli and her husband Lou, Jr., James Maruca, Jr. and his wife Lisa, Don Maruca and his wife Shari and Christopher Maruca and his wife Susan.  He was the devoted grandfather of Louis, III, Dominic, Mariel, Brittany, Angie, Amanda, Caroline, Sam, James Paul and Christina.  He is also survived by one sister Lucy DeHaven, one brother Dr. Edward Maruca,  nieces, nephews and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University.

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PostHeaderIcon Frank J. Vaughn, Sr. of Clinton, MD, July 18, 1930 – November 18, 2014

Frank Joseph Vaughn was born to John and Lillian (Rose) Vaughn on July 18, 1930, in Washington, D. C. After attending school in Takoma Park, Maryland, Frank enlisted in the U. S. Army, served in Korea, and was honorably discharged in February of 1954. Frank married Marion (Fowler) on April 23, 1954. He was employed by the District Government as a civil engineering technician. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Marion E. Vaughn; his son, Frank J. Vaughn, Jr, and his daughter-in-law, Pamela M. (Ryder) Vaughn, of Clinton; his daughter Linda L. Finnegan, his son-in-law, James M. Finnegan, and his grandsons, Evan J. Finnegan and Ryan A. Finnegan of Upper Marlboro; his brother Melvin Vaughn and sister-in-law, Olga Vaughn of Clinton; numerous brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

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PostHeaderIcon Joyce “Moma” Lee Phillips of Nanjemoy, MD, December 4, 1936 – November 19, 2014

Joyce Lee Phillips, “Moma”

age 77 of Upper Marlboro, MD, died on November 19, 2014 in LaPlata, MD. 

Born in Washington, DC on December 4, 2014, she is the daughter of the late Sophie Ellen (Stamp) Garner and Walter Neal Garner. 

Moma loved taking care of others, especially her family.  She loved to cook, go shopping and spend vacation time in Tennessee with her beloved companion Ronnie. 

She is the beloved mother of Ellie Bullard (Ronald) of Nanjemoy, MD, Debbie Phillips (Paul Blake) of Waldorf, MD, Marie Phillips of Lothian, MD and Lee Phillips (Angelica) of Garland, TX; devoted sister of Edward Neal (Bettye) of Sebring, FL; loving grandmother of Justice Phillips, Kevin Phillips and Karie Phillips; dear aunt of Gina Dolin and Ronald Wilson II (Suzie) and great-aunt of Christopher Dolan and Ronald Wilson III.  In addition to her late parents, Joyce was pre-deceased by her sister, the late Patricia Wilson and her long term companion, the late Ronald Wilson. 

For those desiring, contributions in memory of Moma may be directed to CCNRC Resident Council Funds, 10200 La Plata Rd, La Plata, MD 20646.

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PostHeaderIcon Hugh Albert Shawen of Washington, DC, September 26, 1936 – November 18, 2014

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PostHeaderIcon Henrietta Lubetski Cooke of District Heights, MD, April 30, 1946 – November 11, 2014

Henrietta Lubetski Cooke of District Heights, MD passed away on November 11, 2014, at the age of 68.

She was born on April 30,1946 in Washington, DC to the late Vincent W. and Anna (Schultz) Lubetski.

Henrietta (Henri) enjoyed playing bingo with her daughter, working in the yard, spending time with her family, and hanging out with her cat Lyza. One thing Henri looked forward to and loved was the family vacations to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Henri was “a true friend to all”, but she was most proud to be a Grandmother! Family was the most significant priority in her life. Henri adored and was beloved by her precious grandchildren. Her passion was spending lots of time with them and spoiling them. She loved being an aunt to her nieces and nephews.  She will forever be their “Aunt Bubba”.  Henri had an enormous heart and was always very giving to all of her family and friends. The love she had for all will never go unremembered.

Henri was retired from the Federal Government with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. She contributed over forty years of service.  This too was something she prided herself on.

In addition to her parents, Henri was predeceased by her husband Wayne Barner Cooke.

Henri is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Ann Cooke–Peshek, son-in-law Michael of Dunkirk, MD. A beloved brother Michael W. Lubetski, a loved sister-in-law Mary of Waldorf, MD. A sister, Frieda L. Malone of La Plata, MD. Two beautiful and beloved grandchildren, Lillian Reese and Willa Grace Peshek of Dunkirk, MD. Also numerous nieces and one nephew, and was a great aunt to a niece and nephew.

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PostHeaderIcon Henrietta Lubetski Cooke of District Heights, Maryland, April 30, 1946 – November 11, 2014

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