Bernard “Bernie” Duaine Easton
Bernard “Bernie” Duaine Easton, 80, of Waldorf, MD, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Bernie was born in Wilton, North Dakota, on March 27, 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1958. While in the Navy, he served on two destroyer class ships (Borderlon and Ir win) and was discharged from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School in Indian Head, MD. He worked in the administrative offices at those activities. With the G.I. benefits and part-time work, Bernie graduated from Bismarck Junior College in 1960 and went on to Minot State College earning a degree in business administration in 1963.
Bernie was a member of the American Legion and Waldorf Lions Club. He was a member of the Lions Club for over 20 years where he was Lion Rookie of the Year, Lion of the Year, and a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recipient. His major focus with the Lions Club was collecting used eyeglasses from the community for recycling and use by those in need. With great community support, thousands of eyeglasses were collected for the project.
Bernie worked for the U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC, from 1963 until his retirement as an Assistant Director in 1993. He performed audits on Depart- ment of Defense programs — nuclear defense and major weapon system acquisitions. He received many awards, including the agency Meritorious Service Award.
Bernie met his future wife in the summer of 1963 when she was home from college in Arlington, Virginia. In June 1966, he married Jane Dougherty in Arlington. In 1969, they moved into their new home in Waldorf, MD, where he lived with Jane until passing.
He enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife Jane, their Scottish Terrier dogs, and friends and family. Spending time at the Ocean City condo was always a special event along with being a die-hard Washington Redskins football and Maryland Terrapin basketball fan. He had season tickets to Terps basketball for 40 some years. Going out to the local crab houses for steamed crabs and a beverage was always a favorite pastime. His Scottish terrier, Dakota, was his constant side-kick and companion during retirement years.
Preceding Bernie in death was his father and mother, Edward Easton and Lucille Easton-Anderson; his brother, Leslie; his step-father, Ralph Anderson; father-in-law, Col. Clifford Dougherty; and mother-in-law, Virginia Dougherty.
Bernie is survived by his beloved wife Jane; brother, Dennis (Elaine) Easton; sister-in-law, Pat Easton of Bismarck, ND; sisters-in-law, Harriette (Christian) Christenson, of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Dianne Dougherty of Rockville, MD; brother-in-law, Dr. Ralph (Kris) Dougherty of Tallahassee, FL; and many nieces and nephews living in various parts of the U.S.
Bernie wanted his dearly beloved wife of 50 years and all of his family and friends to know how important they were to him and thank them for sharing their lives with him.
Friends received on Thursday, December 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota at a later date.
Please no flowers. Any contributions are to go to the following: Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Washington (ST- CGW), c/o Betty Lou Breese, 343 First St., Berryville, VA 22611 or Waldorf Lions Club, c/o Frank Culhane, Treasurer, P.O. Box 431, Waldorf, MD 20604.
Grace Marie Jackson
Grace Marie Jackson, 83, of Mechanicsville, MD, died December 7, 2016. Visitation will be December 12, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols, Charlotte Hall, MD. Mass at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, MD.
Dorothy Eleanor Baker
Dorothy Eleanor Baker, 89, Newport, MD, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016. Daughter of the late Stanley and Nettie Herbert Dade. She is survived by her loving children: Gregor y, Lana, Annette Parks, Joyce, Joseph Jr., Julius Marvin, Deborah Thornhill, Anthony, Carla, Denise and Craig. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Joseph (Buck) Baker Sr.; daughters: Jacqueline and Shirley Mae; son, Larry P.; and grandson, Julius Jamal. Also sur vived by 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Viewing at St. Mary’s of New- port Catholic Church located at 11555 St. Mary’s Church Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Briese officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemeter y.
Doris “Betty” Edelen
Doris “Betty” Edelen, 74, of Bryantown, MD, entered into paradise on December 10, 2016 at the University of Mar yland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD.
Betty was born on April 18, 1942 in Washington, D.C., to the late James and Dorothy Proctor.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Louis Edelen (brother baby); brother, Joseph Proctor (big shot); sisters, Regina Thompson and Rosemary Poteat.
Sur vived by her children: Lewis Kenneth Edelen (Kim); Valerie Morgan (Donald); grandchildren: Anthony ‘TJ’ Thompson (Elaine); Daryl Thompson; LaDashia Sharp-Edelen; Donte Morgan; Al Davis; Justin Thompson; great grandchildren: Jordan and Elijah Thompson; brothers, James Proctor (Dora); Thomas Proctor; and John Proctor (Mary).
Visitation on Saturday, December 17, 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20623.
Arrangements entrusted to Adams Funeral Home, Aquasco, MD.
Philip Edward Giguere
Philip Edward Giguere, DMD, 86, of LaPlata, MD, passed away on December 7, 2016 at Sagepoint Rehabilitation Center in LaPlata, MD.
Philip, also known as “Dr. G” was born in Canaan Valley, NH, on Oct. 23, 1930, to the late Otis Giguere and the late Mabel Giguere. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Otis Giguere. Philip is survived by his wife, Rava; daughters, Suzy Giguere Walker (Jim) and Sally Giguere Griffin (Paul); sister, Cynthia Carr (Dan); and grandchildren: Philip, Grace, Sydney and Haley.
Philip proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He received his BS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and graduated from Tufts Dental School. Philip had his own dental practice and was also on the Board of Directors for the Charles County Children’s Aid Society. He loved his family and his patients. Philip also enjoyed riding his tractor and taking care of his farm. He took special pride and joy in his grandchildren: Philip, Grace, Sydney, and Haley.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 11, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD, where a Memorial Service will start at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Philip’s memory to the Charles County Children’s Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf, MD 20602.
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Thomas Michael Hallman Sr.
Thomas Michael Hallman Sr., 69, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on December 9, 2016 at Hospice of Charles County in Waldorf, MD. Thomas was born on Nov. 7, 1947, to the Gerald Hallman and the late Mary Pearl in Georgia.
Thomas was a member of the American Legion, Post 274 in Lusby, MD. He worked for Embassy Dairy for 23 years and then went to work for Jimmy Richards & Sons Excavating as a Dump Truck Driver.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Brenda Ayers. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Richards Hallman; sons: Lawrence “Russell” Hallman; Michael Paul Willett; Thomas Wayne Hallman; Thomas Michael Hallman Jr.; daughters: Barbara Jean Quade; Julie Rena Shirley; sister, Lillian “Jenny” Urgides; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends for Thomas’ Life Celebration Visitation on Wednesday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 15, 11 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, with Pastor John Ferris officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
James Carlyle Haynie
James Carlyle Haynie, affectionately known as JC, passed away on December 2, 2016 at home, in Indian Head, MD, at the age of 64. He was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Washington, DC, to Herman Edward Haynie Sr. and Julia Haynie Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Kimberly.
JC is survived by sister, Katherine H. Darby (Carl); brothers: Herman E. Haynie Jr. (Charlene) and Thomas D. Haynie (Chris); and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was formerly employed at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a steam fitter. He enjoyed music and worked as a DJ for his own business, Skyline Light and Sound.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Mary Catherine Wills
December 10, 1942 — December 8, 2016 Mary Catherine Wills, 73, of Indian Head, MD, departed this life on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Viewing 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 15 at Gospel Union Church of Christ, 7380 Gospel Union Road, Bryans Road, MD. For full obituary, visit www.rossblufordfuneral.com.