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 (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).