Obituaries

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Steven Wayne De­poy

Steven “Steve” Wayne De­poy (born on May 24, 1953) of Wal­dorf, MD, died on Fri­day Au­gust 18, 2017 at the Hospice of Charles County af­ter a short bat­tle with can­cer. He was sur­rounded by his wife and chil­dren.

Orig­i­nally from Al­ton, WV, Steve joined the U.S. Air Force af­ter high school. He was proud to serve for 22 years be­fore re­tir­ing as SMSGT. He con­tin­ued his ca­reer with the DOD, re­tir­ing in 2011 as Chief of Plans and Programs with the 844th Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group/SCX for Joint Base An­drews.

Steve en­joyed his re­tire­ment years in MD and WV — play­ing the gui­tar, mak­ing jew­elry, or spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends, es­pe­cially on the river bank in Al­ton, WV. He was known for his sense of hu­mor, wel­com­ing heart, and al­ways be­ing pre­pared with mil­i­tary pre­ci­sion.

He will be lov­ingly re­mem­bered by his wife, Pamela Shuck Young; his chil­dren: Charles De­poy (Melanie Ne­gron); Matthew Delacruz (Melissa); Charles Young; Heather Young; An­drew Young (Vic­to­ria Lehman); Pa­trick Young; his grand­chil­dren: Made­lynn and DC Delacruz; Pres­ley Shaffier; Colton and Scar­lett Young; his broth­ers: Roger De­poy; Bill De­poy (Janet) of WV; and a large, ex­tended fam­ily. He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Charles and Betty (Bosley) De­poy.

View­ing will be Thurs­day, Au­gust 24, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. (with prayers at 7 p.m.) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall in Pom­fret, MD. Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be Fri­day, Au­gust 25, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with re­cep­tion to fol­low. A pri­vate in­ter­ment will be held on a later date. There will also be a me­mo­rial ser­vice at the In­dian Camp Ceme­tery in Al­ton, WV, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2, 11 a.m. with a re­cep­tion to fol­low at the Al­ton Com­mu­nity Build­ing (Steve’s former grade school).

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als do­na­tion in Steve’s name can be made to St. Joseph’s Church, Cap­i­tal Cam­paign, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pom­fret, MD 20675 or The Al­ton Com­mu­nity Group, 8044 Al­ton Road, Adrian, WV 26210.

Joseph R. Stotes­bury

Joseph R. Stotes­bury, 101, of La Plata, MD, passed away at Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home on Au­gust 19, 2017, with his wife and daugh­ter by his side. He was born in Pan­tego (Pike Road), NC, the fourth of nine chil­dren born to the late Joseph L. Stotes­bury and An­nie S. Davis Stotes­bury.

He was a U.S. Army World War II vet­eran (34th ENGR BN – Schofield Bks/CO “C” 65th ENGR BN 25th Divi­sion) and Pearl Harbor sur vivor. He served at Lu­zon, Guadal­canal, North­ern Solomons, Cen­tral Pa­cific and re­ceived the Amer­i­can De­fense Medal with one bronze star, Asi­atic Pa­cific Theater Cam­paign Medal with four bronze ser­vice stars, and Philip­pine Lib­er­a­tion Rib­bon with one bronze star.

Af­ter the war, he was em­ployed by the Cap­i­tal Tran­sit Com­pany and later served as a Supreme Court of the United States Po­lice Of­fi­cer. He was a char­ter mem­ber of both the Ft. Dupont Ma­sonic Lodge, Wash­ing­ton, DC, and the Oxon Hill, MD Ma­sonic Lodge. He en­joyed play­ing check­ers and bil­liards with friends at the Clark Se­nior Cen­ter in La Plata.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 71 years, Cecile; daugh­ter, Jen­nifer; sons: Brian and David Paul (died in in­fancy); five grand­chil­dren; and two great grand­chil­dren.

A spe­cial thank you to the MedS­tar St. Mary’s County Hos­pi­tal Hospice and to the Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home staff for their care and sup­port.

A pri­vate ser­vice and in­ter­ment will be held at Chel­tenham Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery at a later date.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at: www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser­vice.com

Erma Louise Dod­son

Erma Louise Dod­son, 88, of Brandy­wine, MD, passed away Au­gust 12, 2017 at home.

She was born May 5, 1929 in Aquasco, MD, to Joseph and He­len Jenifer. She was the beloved wife of the late John Dod­son. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents and hus­band, she was pre­ceded in death by her son Jerome; two broth­ers: Ch­ester and Robert; four sis­ters: Josephine, Lucy, He­len, and Ernes­tine. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing chil­dren: Gre­gory (Tues­day); John (Eloise), Joyce (Wil­liam) Jan­ice; Au­drey (Robert); daugh­ter-in-law Vanessa; three de­voted nieces: Delores; Faye; Judy; her step-daugh­ter, Marie; and host of grand­chil­dren, great grand­chil­dren, rel­a­tives and friends.

Ser­vices will be held Mon­day, Au­gust 28 at the King­dom Hall of Je­ho­vah’s Wit­nesses, 8800 Frank Tip­pett Road in Chel­tenham. View­ing 10:30-11:30 a.m. with fu­neral dis­course and burial to fol­low.

Ar­range­ments made by: Adams Fu­neral Home, Aquasco, MD.

Spe­cial thanks to Hospice of the Ch­e­sa­peake.

Walt Grimes

Walt Grimes (Ret. As­sem­bly of God Min­is­ter), 85, of Aquasco, MD, died Au­gust 18, 2017. Hus­band of Jean Grimes; fa­ther of Melody, Me­gan, Wendy, and the late Stephen Grimes; brother of Lela Wal­ton; and grand­fa­ther of Buddy, Danielle, Joshua, and Nicki.

Friends re­ceived on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 23, from 10 a.m. un­til time of Fu­neral Ser­vice at 12 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Chapel (La Plata, MD). In­ter­ment at Trin­ity Me­mo­rial Gar­dens (Wal­dorf, MD).

Lt. Col. Robert Hilary Lau­rine Sr.

Lt. Col. Robert Hilary Lau­rine Sr., 87, of White Plains, MD, died on Au­gust 17, 2017 in his home sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Bob was born Nov. 29, 1929, Wolf­dale, PA, the sev­enth of seven chil­dren born to Joseph and So­phie Michalek Lau­rine. He grew up in Wash­ing­ton, PA, and at­tended Way­nes­burg Col­lege, re­ceiv­ing a Bach­e­lor’s of Science de­gree in Ed­u­ca­tion. Upon grad­u­a­tion from col­lege, Bob en­tered pilot train­ing for the United States Air Force. He proudly served his coun­try from 1953 un­til his re­tire­ment as a Lieu­tenant Colonel in 1974. For his Honor­able ser­vice, he was awarded the Na­tional De­fense Ser­vice medal with Bronze Ser­vice Star, Air Force Out­stand­ing Unit Award, Viet­nam Ser­vice Medal with three Bronze Ser­vice Stars, the Repub­lic of Viet­nam Cam­paign Medal and the Dis­tin­guished Fly­ing Cross. In 1955, Bob mar­ried Au­drey Smith and to­gether they raised four chil­dren.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is pre­ceded in death by three broth­ers and three sis­ters.

Bob is sur­vived by his wife, Au­drey Smith Lau­rine; three sons: Robert H. Lau­rine Jr. (Kelly) of Watkinsville, GA; Michael J. Lau­rine (Dou­glas) of Ber­wyn Heights, MD; Stephen R. Lau­rine (Ja­nine) of Dunn Lor­ing, VA; a daugh­ter, Nancy A. Lau­rine of Lau­rel, MD; 10 grand­chil­dren; two great grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A gath­er­ing will be held on Thurs­day, Au­gust 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Me­mo­rial Ser­vice at 7 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice, P.A., 5635 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Inurn­ment will take place at a later date at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20602 or Hospice of Charles County, MD (hos­pice­ofcharle­scounty.org).

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