Allen Robert Reed Sr.
Allen Robert Reed Sr., 79, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on August 25, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1938 in Washington, DC, to the late Oral Arlington and Valverdina Mary (DePompa) Reed.
Allen was a bus driver training supervisor at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He was a member of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Company 33, Kentland, MD, from 1955-1962.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Gail (Lipscomb) Reed; two children: Pamela Ann Strain (Michael); Allen Robert Reed Jr. (Cathy); and one granddaughter, Ashley Renee Reed.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 30, from 3-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of St. Charles, 136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD 20602, where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of St. Charles Agape Fund, 136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD 20602.
On-line condolences may be made at: www.raymondfuneralser vice.com
Alma Lou Hardin
Alma Lou Hardin, known affectionately as “Mama Lou” passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Sagepoint in LaPlata. Born in Beaver Dam, KY, on Dec. 7, 1927, to Elbert and Nannie Shively, she had lived most of her almost 90 years in her beloved Kentucky and was proud she never lost her accent!
She is survived by her children: Nancy Hardin Gasparovic of Fredericksburg, VA; Danny Hardin (Gail) of Glasgow, KY; and son, Steven Hardin of Indian Head, MD. Also survived by her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren: Douglas Hardin (Holli) of Georgetown, KY; Shannon Gasparovic Christianson (Mark) and their children, Sutton and Sloane, of Tualatin, OR; Ladd Gasparovic (Stephanie) and their children, Milena and Mats of Wilmington, NC. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Leslie and Darlene Shively as well as her husband, Douglas.
In 1946, she met Douglas Hardin, a soldier just returned from the war, and after a six week courtship were married and lived their almost 30 years together in Beech Creek, KY, a small coal mining town depicted in “Sixteen Tons.”
A very active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church for almost 40 years, she served alongside her husband who was a deacon, and together they were involved in all facets of the ministry. She was also active member of Park Avenue Baptist, Madisonville, KY, and Indian Head Baptist in MD, during years she lived there.
Alma delighted in taking care of people wherever she saw a need, especially children and elderly. She was volunteer for Hospice, Laubach Adult Literacy, 4-H, Red Cross, and many others. She loved teaching aerobics, fitness, crafts, cooking and numerous courses at her senior centers and churches throughout the years. She also worked as Extension Assistant in the University of KY Extension Dept for five years in Madisonville teaching Expanded Food and Nutrition to needy families.
She had a zest for life, an infectious laugh, and often a mischievous twinkle in her eye. Other varied interests included dancing, bicycling, rollerskating, painting, needlework, listening to gospel music, and traveling — which in later years took her across the country to visit her “beloved great grands!”
Other than her family, she was most proud of the times she served as a missionary under the Home Mission Board of the SBC. Those included a year in Tulsa, OK, ministering to battered women in a homeless shelter and counselor at Berea College.
Viewing is at La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road on Friday, Sept 1, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. followed by Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1 Merle Travis Way, Drakesboro, KY, on Sunday, Sept 10 with viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. followed with ser vice at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church, address above, or Sagepoint Senior Living Center, 10200 La Plata Road, where she received such loving, compassionate care in her final years.
Joseph E. Laciny III
Joey, 53, passed away on August 18, 2017. He was born in North Carolina Sept. 24, 1963. He graduated in 1981 from McDonough High School and lived in Baltimore for many years before returning to Southern MD. He worked as an HVAC mechanic at Sta-Cool Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.
Joey enjoyed playing guitar, photography, cycling, camping and spending time with his kids.
He is survived by his father, Joseph E. Laciny Jr.; his brother, Michael A. Laciny; and his children: Joseph IV, Asher, Rachel, David and Sylvia Laciny. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Laciny; and his son, Aaron Laciny.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, September 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please consider financial assistance for the services.
David Watson passed on Thursday, August 24, 2017 of Waldorf, MD. Surviving are his father, Thomas; brothers: Robert and Keith; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family Hour 1 p.m. until Memorial Ser vice at 2 p.m. Friday, September 1 at the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640.
Juanita Marie Wooster
Juanita Marie Wooster (formerly Juanita Mitchell) died surrounded by her immediate family on August 26, 2017 in Waldorf, MD, at the age of 81.
Juanita is survived by her husband of 54 years, Larry Wooster; daughter, Elizabeth Wooster; son, David Wooster and wife Car yn and two grandchildren, Sabrina and Nathan; brother, Galen Mitchell of Franktown, CO; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Edra Mitchell; sisters: Lois Glenn (Middleport, NY); Densie Morgan (Sterling, VA); and her brother, Cleon Mitchell (Wolf Run, PA).
Juanita Marie Wooster was born on July 21, 1936 in a house located in Wolf Run, PA. She married Larry Wooster in February 1963. After moving to Southern Maryland, they worked together and started Wooster Drilling Company which is still operational today.
Juanita was a very dedicated wife and mother and was passionate about her family, especially her grandchildren. Juanita loved life, her passions were cooking, bird watching, flower gardening, Camp Kno-Koma (camp for diabetic children) where she volunteered for 14 years. Juanita loved people and it was her commitment to serve their needs. She will be remembered for her warm smile, kind heart and fantastic food!
Services will be held at the Waldorf Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 11245 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD, on Wednesday August 30, with a viewing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a service at 7 p.m. She will then be transported to Bradford, PA, to the Derrick City Seventh Day Adventist Church at 522 Derrick City Road, Derrick City, PA, for the funeral ser vice on Friday, September 1, 11 a.m. followed by the burial service at Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford, PA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Juanita’s life. For those of you who would rather send a donation, they can be sent to: Waldorf SDA Church, 11245 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
Francis Wayne Winterwerp
Francis Wayne Winterwerp, 63, of Leland, NC, passed away in Baden, MD, surrounded by family and friends on August 24, 2017. Francis was born to Carl John Winterwerp and the late Mary Catherine Winterwerp on June 19, 1954 in Alexandria, VA. Francis worked as a Right of Way Agent for Diversified Property Services at the time of his death. He retired April 2004 from Prince George’s County Department of Public Works as Division Chief of Right of Way. He loved snow removal. He was a member of the Baden Volunteer Fire Department for 46 years, ser ving as Chief for 15 years. In the 1980’s, he was a member of the Prince George’s County Under Water Rescue Team. Francis was head of Immanuel Sunday School for many years and a Board member of the Church. He was a member of the Elks of Calvert County, IRWA Officer, Chapter 14. He took pride in getting his SR/WA.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and Puerto Rico. He loved his family, friends, the Baden Aquasco community and the Baden Volunteer Fire House.
Francis was predeceased by his daughter, Kristen Gayle Winterwerp; and sister-in-law, Debrah Lee Winterwerp. He is survived by his loving wife, Eva Winterwerp of North Carolina; his father, Carl John Winterwerp; son, Dennis Wayne Winterwerp; daughter, Jessica Winterwerp (Matthew Fentress); brothers: Allen John Winterwerp (Carol Poole); Brian Carl Winterwerp; and many other relatives; and his favorite great nephew, Mason John Dudley.
Family will receive friends for Francis’ Visitation on Wednesday, August 30, from 4-8 p.m. at Baden Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 with the Firemen’s Service and Prayers at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Baden Volunteer Fire Department Truck Fund; or Immanuel United Methodist Church, Baden, MD or Hospice of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD.
George Austin Stewart
George Austin Stewart of LaPlata, MD, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Bridge Point Hospital in Washington, DC. He was 95 years old. He was born on March 5, 1922 in Washington, DC, to the late Clara Alice (Brown) and Samuel Elmer Stewart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and mother to his children, Gertrude Katherine Stewart in December 1985.
He ser ved in the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II and then worked for the U.S. Government for over 30 years.
He is survived by his current wife, Edith Stewart; and his sons: John Hancock (Lorraine); Frank Hancock (Peggy); George Stewart (Janine); Kenneth Stewart; Samuel Stewart (Alice), and Glenn Stewart (Cathy). He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. at Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Ave., LaPlata, MD 20646.
The interment will take place immediately following at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Brandywine, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, in Charlotte Hall, MD, at www.charhall.org.
Online guestbook is available at: www.raymondfuneralservice.com