Obit­u­ar­ies

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Wil­liam R. Bell

Wil­liam R. Bell, 78, passed away peace­fully on Fri­day, April 29, 2016, sur­rounded by his three chil­dren, at the Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home. He was born Feb. 26, 1938 in Bing­ham­ton, NY, to the late McDuff D. Bell and the late Leila John­son Bell.

Bill grad­u­ated from North­west­ern High School in 1956. He was a U.S. Army veteran, hav­ing served from 1961-1963. He re­tired from WSSC, hav­ing worked from 1956-1983, where he made life­long friend­ships with many of his co-work­ers. Af­ter re­tire­ment, he still worked in con­struc­tion for many years.

Bill is sur­vived by his wife Mar­i­lyn, sis­ter Nancy Bell, chil­dren Daniel Bell, An­drea Un­der­wood, and Ni­cole Spargo, grand­chil­dren Dar­ren, Allyson, and Nathan Bell, Mada­lyn Adams, Wil­liam and Nicolas Un­der­wood, Kira and Do­rian Spargo.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held Satur­day, May 7 at Ray­mond Fu­neral Home, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata. Visi­ta­tion at 1 p.m. and ser­vice at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home, 29449 Char­lotte Hall Road, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622 in grat­i­tude for their at­ten­tive­ness and lov­ing care.

Stu­art Lee Geis­bert Jr.

Stu­art Lee Geis­bert Jr., 88, of Char­lotte Hall, MD, passed away peace­fully at the Hospice House of Charles County on Mon­day, May 2, 2016. Born on July 18, 1927, in Fred­er­ick, MD, he was the son of the late Stu­art Lee and Ma­bel El­iz­a­beth (Stup) Geis­bert.

Stu­art en­joyed hunt­ing for In­dian ar­ti­facts, camp­ing, gar­den­ing, hunt­ing and fish­ing. He also en­joyed work­ing cross­word puz­zles, watch­ing old Western movies, play­ing poker monthly with his friends and Na­tion­als base­ball. Most of all, he en­joyed shar­ing his life with Bil­lie, his wife of 62 years and his fam­ily.

Pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, grand­son, Joshua Geis­bert, and brother, Richard E. Geis­bert, Stu­art is sur­vived by his wife, Bil­lie Joan (Inglis) Geis­bert; son, Stu­art L. Geis­bert III (Shirley) and daugh­ters Sandy On­drej­cak (Jack) and Stacey Wil­son (Bobby); five grand­chil­dren and four great grand­chil­dren. Stu­art is also sur­vived by his sis­ters, Annabelle Wright and Fran­cis Fouche.

Stu­art was a dec­o­rated Korean War Veteran hav­ing served from 1950 to 1953. Af­ter mil­i­tary ser­vice, he mar­ried the love of his life, Bil­lie Inglis, on Jan. 1, 1954. He owned LaPlata Farm Sup­ply for 30 plus years un­til his re­tire­ment. He and Bil­lie re­mained in­volved in the com­mu­nity un­til his death.

He was adored by all of his fam­ily and will be loved and missed by ev­ery­one.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Fri­day, May 13 for a Me­mo­rial Gath­er­ing from 5-7 p.m. with a Me­mo­rial Life Cel­e­bra­tion at 7 p.m. at Brins­field-Echols Fu­neral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622, with Pas­tor Ann Strickler of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In lieu of flow­ers, you may make a con­tri­bu­tion in Stu­art Geis­bert’s name to: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Me­chan­icsville, MD 20659, Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, or Wounded War­rior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Dianne Joyce Kas­ten, 68, of Wal­dorf, MD, died April 30, 2016 in Ar­ling­ton, VA.

Dianne was a li­brary me­dia spe­cial­ist for 35 years with the Prince Ge­orge’s County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion. She grad­u­ated with a de­gree in El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion from the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh in 1971 and with a Mas­ter’s in Li­brary Sci­ence from the Univer­sity of Mary­land in 1974. She taught el­e­men­tary school in An­nan­dale, VA, from 1971-1973 and then in Prince Ge­orge’s County from 1974-2012. She was nom­i­nated Prince Ge­orge’s Teacher of the Year in 2010 and win­ner of My Fa­vorite Teacher Award in 2011.

She en­joyed time with Face­book, daily break­fast at Pan­era, rid­ing in a con­vert­ible on a nice day, and trav­el­ing with her hus­band and din­ing out daily at lo­cal restau­rants. She was an avid reader and hosted a book club and was a long-time mem­ber of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pom­fret, where she served as a Eucharis­tic min­is­ter.

She was the daugh­ter of Henry Buczyn­ski and So­phie Gaca Buczyn­ski.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 44 years, Paul Kas­ten; her daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth; her son Gre­gory and his wife Is­abel; her brother Henry “Hank” Buczyn­ski and wife Kathi; her nephew, Eric; her niece An­drea; and many cousins.

Friends re­ceived on Thurs­day, May 5, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Wake Ser­vice at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall. Mass of Chris­tian Burial on Fri­day, May 6, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pom­fret, MD. In­ter­ment in the church cemetery.

Me­mo­ri­als are re­quested to the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, 4217 Park Place Court, Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion Build­ing, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Carter­rys Don­nell Orr

Carter­rys Don­nell Orr, 43, of Bryans Road, was born May 29, 1972, in Washington, DC. The son of Glo­ria Sim­mons and Pleaz Orr, he at­tended schools in South­ern Mary­land and grad­u­ated from Lackey High School in 1991. He con­tin­ued his ed­u­ca­tion at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land where he re­ceived train­ing for his com­mer­cial driver’s li­cense (CDL).

Carter­rys is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Paris Orr, par­ents, Glo­ria Sim­mons and Pleaz (Glo­ria Ann) Orr, ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Cal­lie Brown, two broth­ers, Mario and Sanchez Orr, and a host of aunts, un­cles, and cousins.

View­ing 9 a.m. un­til time of ser­vice at 11 a.m. on Tues­day, May 10 at Pis­gah Seventh-Day Ad­ven­tist Church, 5830 Bumpy Oak Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616.

On­line guest­book at thorn­ton­fu­ner­al­homepa.com.

Grady Carl Eu­gene Ramey

Grady Carl Eu­gene Ramey, 57, of Me­chan­icsville, MD, passed away on Fri­day, April 29, 2016 at Meds­tar Washington Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter.

Born Sept. 26, 1958, he was the son of Grady Aary Ramey and Pa­tri­cia Anne Ramey.

Grady was a suc­cess­ful small business owner who loved the out­doors and spent most of his time in the woods or on the wa­ter. He was a lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther who loved teach­ing oth­ers how to be a “great white hunter” as he would call him­self. He had a re­la­tion­ship with his son that many fa­ther’s will never know. His sense of hu­mor was leg­endary and he al­ways had an air of con­fi­dence around him where ever he went. He could tell a joke that wasn’t even funny or no one un­der­stood but ev­ery­one would be laugh­ing.

Grady is sur­vived by his par­ents, wife Carol Ramey; son Shawn Carl Ramey (Chelsea); grand­chil­dren, Shawn Carl Ramey Jr. and Is­abella Skye Ramey: sib­lings Loretta Anne Graves, Steven Douglas Ramey and Bar­bara Lynn Shawyer.

Fam­ily will wel­come friends on Thurs­day, May 12, for Grady’s Me­mo­rial Life Cel­e­bra­tion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. fol­lowed by a ser­vice at 7 p.m. at Brins­field-Echols Fu­neral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622.

Joseph Thomas “Daddy Joe” Thomp­son Jr., 73, of Fred­er­icks­burg, VA, passed away Fri­day, April 29, 2016 at Mary Washington Hos­pi­tal.

Joseph was a com­mer­cial water­man, avid fish­er­man and crab­ber. He en­joyed coach­ing and watch­ing his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren play sports; and he was a fan of NASCAR #88 Dale Earn­hart Jr.

Joseph is sur­vived by his wife of 38 years, Vida Ruth Thomp­son; his sons and daugh­ters-in-law, Todd and Teasha Thomp­son, Kevin and She­lia Sha­dle, Barry and Lanette Thomp­son, Kristo­pher and Jes­sica Thomp­son, Brent and Re­nee Thomp­son, and James and April Thomp­son; his fa­ther and step­mother, Joseph and Mary Thomp­son Sr.; brother, David Thomp­son; sis­ter, Judy Jones; 16 grand­chil­dren; 9 great-grand­chil­dren; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews; and his cat, Baby Kitty.

He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Made­line Thomp­son.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Mon­day, May 9 at Found and Sons Fu­neral Chapel of Fred­er­icks­burg.

In lieu of flow­ers, Joseph’s fam­ily re­quests that ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy take the form of do­na­tions to Found and Sons Fu­neral Chapel, 10719 Court­house Road, Fred­er­icks­burg, VA 22407.

On­line con­do­lences may be ex­pressed to his fam­ily at foun­dand­sons.com.

Pauline May Valiant

Pauline May Valiant, 84, of Port To­bacco, MD, died May 2, 2016.

Pauline was a book­keeper for 15 years with Cen­tral Charge Business in Washington, DC. She was a for­mer dance in­struc­tor for Arthur Mur­ray Dance Stu­dios. She served as a USO Vol­un­teer dur­ing World War II in Washington, DC, where she was known for her singing with the band. She en­joyed her flow­ers and be­ing a grand­mother.

She is the daugh­ter of Cecil E. McDe­vitt and Ab­bie Lee Seal. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she is also pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Neal A. Valiant.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Rose­marie Toni Evatt and hus­band Bill, and Ca­t­rina Keenan and hus­band Wil­liam; her brother, Don­ald McDe­vitt; and her grand­chil­dren, Lind­sey, Brian, An­thony and Eric. Also sur­vived by six great grand­chil­dren and one great-great grand­child.

Friends re­ceived on Fri­day, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646 and where Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held on Satur­day, May 7, 10 a.m. In­ter­ment on Tues­day, May 10, 1 p.m. at MD Vet­er­ans Cemetery in Chel­tenham, MD.

Me­mo­ri­als are re­quested to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

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