| Neeld Estate
updated for 2014
Sue Coffey, Chairperson
Janet Gean, Brett Reeves
Jay Geest, Chairperson
Janet Gean, Chairperson
Janet Gean, Chairperson
Charlotte Zajac, Chairperson
Don Nauser, Sue Coffey,
Janet Gean, Brent Golden
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Mitt" Doggie Bag Dispensers have been installed, one at each of the
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walkers to pick up after their pets.
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J. PERRUS (Age 88)
On Saturday, August 30, 2014,
of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Ann Perrus;
step-father of Nina Hall and Doug. Brother of Harry (Sophia) Perrus.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Perrus served in the U.S.
Navy in the Pacific Theater as a medical corpsman. He served in the
6th Marine Division Fleet Marine Force in the Pacific, South Pacific,
Guam and the Marshall Islands. Relatives and friends may call at Collins
Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet
Parking), Monday, September 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service
will be on Tuesday, September 2 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded
Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.
Harry Freeman Jenkins
March 18, 2014, Harry Freeman Jenkins, Beloved husband of the late
Shirley J. Jenkins; devoted father of Nancy Mitchell and husband Ronald,
Robert Jenkins and wife Melissa, and the late Richard Jenkins ; loving
brother of Kathleen Stephens; cherished grandfather of Robert Mitchell,
Adam Jenkins, Jason Mitchell, Dalton Jenkins, Cole Jenkins, Nick
Mitchell, Alexandra Jenkins, and Bayli Jenkins; great grandfather of
Jordan and Brynlee Mitchell. Mr. Jenkins was a Steamfitters Local 602 for 50+ years.
Online condolences may be
made at www.witzkefuneralhomes.com
On November 27, 2013 JOHN
ANTONELLI of Florida and Virginia; beloved husband of Joanie Antonelli;
devoted father of Dominic (Martha), John Patrick (Laura), step-son of
Gwenn Antonelli; brother of Lee (Bobbi); grandfather of John Dominic,
Gabriella, Natalie, Jasmine and Kenia. Relatives and friends are invited
to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons Inc., 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW (corner of
Harrison St) Washington, DC on Sunday, December 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. and
where services will be held on Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. Entombment
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. The family requests in lieu
of flowers, donations be made to bouldercrestretreat.org
- for Wounded Veterans.
Danny Anthony Pike,
63, of Prince Frederick died Nov. 18, 2013.
He was born in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in Northern Virginia.
After attending Northern Virginia Community College, he practiced
carpentry for many years, until he started Pike Window Treatments in 1984.
He volunteered at the Calvert County Democratic Headquarters, where he
enjoyed helping with computer-related duties. He was passionate about
several things, including researching the Civil War, tending to his garden
and the Washington Redskins. He also loved the Chesapeake Bay and the
mountains, and was very devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sherri; and children, Sean,
Danielle and David. Services and interment are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322
Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Arrangements were provided by Lee Funeral Home Calvert.
Radspieler, June 1, 1926 to August 8, 2013
Anthony Radspieler spent a
lot of time supporting and working with and for organizations and groups
that helped those in need. It began when he was a child with the early
morning farm chores, continued through the valuable asset he was on the
Stone School, Grand Haven, MI, softball team. Then he contributed via his
service during World War II as a Chief Radio Officer in the Merchant
Marine, transporting bombs, mines and gasoline in the Pacific Theater,
1944-45. Later at Michigan State he was 1 of the 3 organizers who arranged
to buy a house and run it as a co-op for 40 other fellow veterans to
reduce their living expenses.
After receiving his PhD. at
the University of Zurich in Economics, his first job was with the American
Friends Service in Germany, helping the re-settlement of refugees from WW
II. His next position was with the UN High Commission for Refugees in
Geneva, establishing new refugee eligibility procedures in accord with the
Geneva Convention. Later he continued this work in the State Department,
at the American Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. He spent the rest of his
career at the Department of Commerce, some of which was on the Four
Corners Regional Commission, helping this group with economic development
in the 4 western states. He had a 2-year detail to the UN Development
Program in Haiti, as an economic planning advisor. He spent many years at
the Department of Commerce, Washington, DC as Economist, Dept. of Policy
Planning. His last position was at the Foreign Trade Division of the
Census Bureau working on foreign trade issues, including the impact of
NAFTA on the US economy.
He was a policy and
politics devotee and supported many democratic values including investment
in education, job creation, infrastructure improvements, preservation of
the environment, safety net programs, equal rights, growth of the middle
class, a living wage, the benefit of unions, a reduction of the wealth
gap, world peace in our lifetime, along with policies and politicians that
supported these issues. Senator Bernie Saunders was one of his heroes
along with Minority House Democratic Whip Congressman Steny Hoyer.
Tony had a diversity of
interests that included building two beach cottages and a sailboat,
sailing the seas for recreation, including many days and weeks on the
Chesapeake Bay, and to enjoy all his blessings throughout his life.
Tony was preceded in death
by his 5 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his wife Sandra
VanOosten-Radspieler; daughter, Shirley Radspieler Michael and husband,
Jerry; son, Anthony Radspieler, Jr.; step-daughter, Keri VanOosten Kubek;
step-son, Ryan VanOosten and wife, Jennifer. Also surviving are many
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and greats.
The Family of Anthony
Radspieler wishes to thank you for your love, support and your source of
comfort during this time.
Please join the family for the celebration of his life:
16, 2-4 pm, and 6-8 pm, Sewell
Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD; Saturday, August 17, 11 am,
Funeral Service, Emmanuel
United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
After the service and burial there will be a luncheon at the EUMC Church
Hall & Education Building,1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown, MD
Contributions may be made
to Calvert Hospice, Prince Frederick, MD or an organization of your
Louise (“Betty Lou”) Meyer
Janet Gean's Mother
DOROTHY M. BROWN
On June 29, 2013 of Salisbury, Maryland, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland.
Beloved wife of the late William H. Brown, mother of Dorothy B. Byrd and
Janet L. Gean (Kirby). Grandmother of Melissa A. Regan (Chris), William
H. Stevens, James W. Byrd (Amy) and Nancy B. Helgeson. Great grandmother
to Calvin, Spencer, Caroline Regan and Emmalee and Garrett
Phebus-Stevens. Daughter of Marie and Carl E. Plitt, Sr., and sister to
Bill Plitt and Betty Penland.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday July 3, 2013 from 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 6900 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be
offered at 12:30 p.m.
Interment Parklawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contribution be made
to St Ann's Center for Children 4901 Eastern Avenue, Hyattsville,
Please view and sign the family guest book at
Dorothy M. Brown was the oldest daughter of Marie and Carl Plitt
who built their home here in Neeld Estate in 1950. She is the mother of Janet Gean.
Nancy C. Orlosky-Murray
April 9, 1920 - May 28, 2013
Of Arlington, Virginia died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Dear wife of
Albert J. Orlosky (predeceased) and Charles E. Murray (predeceased).
Mother of Nancy O. Tribble and John P. Orlosky. Grandmother to John H.
Tribble, Jr., Kathleen T. Cunigan and Anne-Margaret T. Ashley. Also
survived by six great-grandchildren, eight step-children, 18
step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Family will
receive friends on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510
Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral
mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 2002 N. Randolph St.
Arlington, Virginia on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment
following the service at Columbia Gardens in Arlington, Virginia. In
lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the
American Cancer Society in Nancy's name.
FRANCIS THEODORE ROONEY
(Age 80) "Ted"
“Ted” Rooney, 80, of Huntingtown, formerly a resident of Hyattsville, passed away April 3, 2013 at his daughter’s home in
Chesapeake Beach. He was born August 22, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to
Frank A. and Agnes G. (Dant) Rooney. Ted was raised in the District
and attended D.C. public schools. He married Shirley Anne Pfeifer on
November 3, 1957 and they lived in Northeast Washington, then moved to
Hyattsville in 1960 and have lived in Huntingtown since 1994. Ted was
a self employed machinist in the printing and binding industry for
thirty eight years. He owned and operated Machinist, Inc., in
Southeast Washington, until his retirement in1994. He was a member of
the Machinist Union and the American Legion. In his leisure time, Ted
enjoyed fishing, boating and was an accomplished craftsman and
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Raymond Rooney and
a sister Jeanette Anderson. He is survived by his wife Shirley Anne
Rooney and daughters Katherine M. “Kathie” Howell of Columbia, MD
and Robin Marie Scott of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are
grandchildren Jennifer Faith Spadaro and John Michael Tierney, both of
Chesapeake Beach, a sister Teresa Thompson of Gambrills, MD and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will
be received Monday, April 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a
funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow
at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. Memorial donations in Ted's
name may be made to the Calvert Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1660,
Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
To leave condolences visit: www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
Nicole V. Burgess,
"Nicki", 37, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville died
suddenly on March 22.
Born June 11, 1975 in Washington, D.C., she was employed as an Interior
Architect. Nicki enjoyed antiques, fixing things and doing home
Nicole is survived by her mother, Diane V. Burgess of Huntingtown; her
godmother, Wendy Howell of Crofton; and two cousins, Kevin Burgess of
Riva and Kimberly Burgess of Tracy's Landing.
Friends are invited to Nicki's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 28
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the George
P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where a
funeral service will be held on Friday at 11am. Interment Lakemont
from Brett Reeves:
As most of you know Nicole "Nicki" Burgess (daughter
of Diane Burgess or Ridge Rd.) died unexpectedly on Thursday
March 21. Diane asked me to send the funeral
arrangements out to the neighborhood.
The viewing for Nicki will be March 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM;
and 7:00 - 9:00 PM
George P Kalas Funeral Home
2973 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD
There will be a funeral service at the Kalas Funeral Home
Chapel on Friday at 11am.
Interment will be at Lakemont Memorial Gardens following the
A wake will follow at the Hilltop House, 5114 Shore Dr. in
Diane is having the wake catered and asked that you not bring
Please log onto Kalas' website and sign the guestbook
Of Huntingtown, MD. Born on November 18,
1953 to Marvin and Janet Smith of Kansas City, MO. Passed away on
December 10, 2012 at the age of 59.
Doug is the loving husband of Eileen J. Doran-Smith; beloved brother of
Sharon Predoehl and Linda Beth Schilling; and devoted son-in-law of Jean
L. and John T. Doran of Solomons Island, MD. Doug was the
webmaster for Drum Point Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary where he
was a member. He was also a member of the Calvert Historical Society.
In his spare time he enjoyed volunteering for Friends of Calvert Cliffs
State Park. His hobbies included HAM radio, kayaking and anything
involving electronics especially social media and communications.
He was also very interested in his genealogy and the restoration of
Friends will be received on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 from 5-7pm at St.
John Vianney Catholic Church; where a Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:00am.
Interment following in St. John Vianney Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Doug’s Honor
to Friends of Calvert Cliffs State Park.
Obituary link to Lee Funeral Home
Francis John “Jack” Brazell, age 76, formerly of
Huntingtown, MD passed away March 6, 2012 at the Annapolitan Assisted
Living in Annapolis, MD. Jack
was a long time resident of Neeld Estate and lived on Ridge Road. Friends
may call on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, North Beach, MD, where a Mass and celebration of his
life will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake. Full
"Bev" Ann (McKinney) Matullo
21, 1940 - February 13, 2012
FL, Beverley Ann Matullo "Bev" age 71, passed away on February
13, 2012 in the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center in Orange City.
Beverley was predeceased by her brother, Edward McKinney. She is
survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard; a brother, Melvin
McKinney; several nieces and nephews.
many years Bev and Dick spent their summers at Neeld’s cabin colony.
email received 2/19/2012
David B. Ritchie,
Businessman, of Huntingtown, MD, who built everything from boats to
garages to houses during 56 years of self-employment, died February 3,
2012 at the Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
in Baltimore, MD. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family.
David was born in Washington, DC in 1934 to Dr. William Suit Ritchie
and Mildred Ryon Ritchie; he grew up in Ritchie, MD, now part of
present day District Heights, MD. In 1946 his family purchased a beach
cottage in Calvert County where he and his sisters spent many
memorable summers. During these early summers he developed an avid
interest in boating, crabbing, and fishing which he enjoyed throughout
Before graduating from Eastern
High School in Washington, DC in 1952, he met his future wife, Esther
Ann, who was enrolled in the same Spanish class. They married in 1955,
the same year David began building boats in Anne Arundel County, MD.
The boat business thrived for over 20 years during which time a
marina-campground was purchased in Calvert County. While operating the
marina full time David turned his boat building skills to home
building and constructed his first house in 1980. Decades of building
houses and garages followed. David never retired from the construction
He is survived by his bride of
56 years, Esther Ann, daughter, Cheryl Ritchie, of Chesapeake Beach,
MD, son, Mark Ritchie, daughter-in-law, Kristin Ritchie, of Chesapeake
Beach, MD, granddaughter, Jordan Ritchie, and grandsons, Austin
Ritchie and Luke Ritchie. He is also survived by sisters Barbara
Crescenze, Nanette Stoffan, and Patricia Oliver and many nephews and
nieces as well as a special beagle named Sport.
Following his wishes, his
remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at Chesapeake
Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639 on March 31,
2012 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, attendees will be encouraged to
share memories about David’s life and legacy. Memorial announcements
will be communicated via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Memory-of-David-Grandpop-Ritchie/223785951048945
Don Kleinhen, NECA President 2/6/12
are all very saddened by the passing of David but we also celebrate his
life and his accomplishments. David was an accomplished craftsman and
a successful entrepreneur. David loved the water and building
things. I will always remember one of the first boats David built
it had multi-colored circles painted on the sides and he called it
bubbles. He later owned Breezy Point, which included the marina,
beach, boat rentals, snack bar, and bath house. Boat building was
in his blood, he founded the Broadwater boat company in Mayo
Maryland 1956 – 1978. Dave’s building enthusiasm later
extended to his establishment of Homes America Corporation
We send out
condolences to Dave’s wife Esther
Ann, his children Cheryl and Mark and the rest of the Ritchie family.
long time Neeld Estate resident & Mother of Sandy Geest, died
December 25th, 2010, Christmas
Funeral Service for Betty King:
Monday, January 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Asbury Methodist Village
Guild Memorial Chapel
211 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Gatehouse # 301-330-3000 for directions
Wednesday, January 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Asbury Solomons-Island Auditorium
11100 Asbury Circle
Solomons, MD. 20688
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can
be made to The Asbury-Solomons Island Foundation, memo line to Betty's Clothes Closet, Asbury-Solomons Island Foundation Office, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons,
81, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December
17, 2010. Wanda lived most of her life in Hyattsville,
MD, but spent summers in Neeld Estates since she was 16 years
old. She became a full
time resident in 2003 in her family home built by her father,
Paul Sellers, in 1948. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December
22, 5 - 7 pm and Services will be held on Thursday, December
23, 2010 at 11:00 am both will be at Fort Lincoln
Funeral Home, 3401
Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722. The family invites
friends back to the house afterwards at 2811 Beach Drive.
Norman (Pappy) Coffren, Carol Maloney's Dad
dad lived with us for eight years here in Neeld Estates and loved
every minute of it. Some of you know who he was walking the
streets and working in Gary ’s garage. He had been suffering
from Colon Cancer
and succumbed to the disease.
May 4, 1929 in Washington DC . Lived in Clinton, MD. Before moving to Neeld Estates. He will be missed.
Viewing is Sat. Nov. 13, 2010, 12:00 -2:00 pm, at Lee
Funeral home in Chaneyville (off Rt. 4)
There will be a Wake following the viewing at Carol Maloney’s
house on Shore Drive. Burial is at 10:00 Monday Nov. 15,
2010 at Christ
Episcopal Church in Clinton MD
Smith, longtime resident of Neeld Estate, passed away on Friday,
August 20, 2010.
Services will be held for Jean
Smith August 24, 2010 at 11:00am at Saint John Vianney in Prince Frederick.
Roman Catholic Church
105 Vianney Lane
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Donald Genoa King,
age 93 years, died on May 10, 2010 at Asbury Solomons - Island Health
Care Center. He was born in Lewisdale, MD on April 10, 1917. He was
nearly a lifelong resident of Gaithersburg, MD, living there for more
than 80 years. He also summered in Neeld Estate, Huntingtown, MD. for
more that 40 years.
Preceding him in death
were his Mother, Emma Jane Lydard King, Father, Fillmore C. King, and
three brothers, Clarke King, Malcolm King and Orin King.
He graduated form
Gaithersburg High School in 1934 where he met his wife Elizabeth (Betty)
in his Junior year. They were married in 1940. They celebrated their
70th Wedding Anniversary on January 27, 2010. They lived in Gaithersburg
until 2004, when they moved to Asbury Solomons-Island Health Care Center
in Solomons, MD. Donald was employed by Bowman Brothers Milling Company,
of Gaithersburg, MD. As the Sales Manager for 32 years, until the
Company closed. He then worked for William Kendrick Co, a specialty
advertising company as a Specialty Advertising Associate, moving after a
short while to William A. Lynch Associates, a division of Geiger
Brothers Specialty Advertising of Lewiston Maine. He worked with Wm.
Lynch Associates until his retirement in 1996. He also was an auctioneer
and raised Holstein cattle.
He was a member of the
Gaithersburg Lions Club and 1st President & charter
member of Montgomery Central (Derwood) Lions Club. He had over 56 years
of perfect attendance in Lions Club and was awarded the highest award
achievable in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award.
He was a member of Grace
United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and served as Lay Leader for
30+ years and Sunday School Superintendent. He served on the Board of
Trustees for more than 30 years. He also was an associate member of
Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, MD. where he preached
Mr. King appeared as
Santa Claus for countless organizations and several generations of
children throughout the State of Maryland, The District of Columbia
& Virginia, including The Washington Redskins Children’s Christmas
Party, The Maryland Legislature, The Maryland School for the Blind, The
City of Gaithersburg, and many others. He played “Miss Donna” in a
comedy skit for over 20 years raising hundreds of dollars for charity.
He was a lifetime member
of the Montgomery County Fair Board, where he chaired the Lion’s Club
Ice Cream Bar for many years. He was a member of the Neeld Estate
Citizen’s Association and raised thousands of dollars, over the years,
in the Association Annual Auction.
In 1996, he moved to
Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg and in 2004 transferred to
Asbury - Solomons Island at Solomons, MD.
He is survived by his
wife, Elizabeth ( Betty ) Freas King, and two children, Sandra King
Geest (Jay) of Huntingtown, MD and Donald Wayne King (Ginger) of
Germantown, MD.; three grandchildren, Steven Geest, Patrick King, and
Katherine King Mangus, two step-grandchildren, Amy Savage and Jenny
Savage, and two great grandchildren, Kyle King and Austin Mangus.
Services will be held on
Friday, June 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Asbury Methodist Village in the
Guild Chapel . Inurnment to follow at Darnestown Presbyterian Church,
15120 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, MD. 20878, (301) 948-9127. A
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Road,
Huntingtown, MD 20639, (410) 535-3177. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter,
3701 Pender Drive, #400, Fairfax, Va., 22030, or Montgomery Central
(Derwood) Lions Club, P. O. Box 5602, Derwood, MD. 20855
As you are probably aware, Clay Thompson, my father, passed away on
Tuesday, May 11th, at the age of 94 1/2. He was at home, in no
pain and was very comfortable. My mother, Polly Thompson, is doing
well, is in the same great shape and health as always, and is eagerly
looking forward to coming back down to stay at the Bay in a few weeks
when the renovations to their home are completed.
In the meantime, she can be reached at (703)
her mailing address is:
10518 Rosehaven Street,
Oakton, VA 22031
I would appreciate it if you would put this information on the Neeld
Estate website and also to let all concerned know.
Gayden and Debbie Thompson
received from Gayden Thompson:
For those of you who did not see Dad’s
Obituary in the Washington Post, it is below:
Clay Edward Thompson, Jr., a resident of
Falls Church, Virginia and Huntingtown, Maryland for over fifty years,
died on May 11th, 2010 at the age of 94 from complications
related to an internal infection. A native of Texas, Mr.
Thompson had an impressive career that included being a teacher, an
actor, radio station owner, Air Force pilot and senior official in the
Department of Defense. He is survived by his wife of 67 years,
Polly Thompson, and two sons, Gayden Thompson, of Oakton, Virginia who
was a career Army Officer and also Deputy Under Secretary of the Army,
and Clay Allan Thompson, of Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Thompson’s
only grandchild, Ryan Thompson, of Washington, DC, served as an
officer in the Marine Corps in Iraq.
Born in McLean, Texas in 1915, Mr.
Thompson was the eldest son of Clay Thompson and Nora Beall Thompson.
He had two brothers, Noel and Aubrey who are deceased. Mr.
Thompson’s father was a banker who moved his family from McLean to
Amarillo before settling in Lubbock, Texas, where he was a senior
corporate executive of the “Piggly Wiggly” grocery store chain.
After graduating from Texas Technological
College in 1936, Mr. Thompson, who was a speech and drama major, went
to work initially as a radio announcer and then as a high school
teacher in Graham, Texas, but as a result of his acting talent was
soon offered a scholarship to study with Max Reinhardt in Hollywood,
California. This led to a movie studio contract and stage
The looming war clouds, though, led Mr.
Thompson to volunteer prior to Pearl Harbor for training as an Air
Corps pilot in a distinguished class that included a fellow actor,
Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Thompson flew B-17 and B-24 bombers during
World War II, and also served as an instructor pilot. At the end
of World War II, Mr. Thompson served in the initial occupation force
in Japan and was the first commander of Irumagawa Air Field, north of
Tokyo, which later became Johnson Air Base.
After returning from Japan, Mr. Thompson
entered the Air Force Reserve and started and operated several radio
stations in Texas. Among the on-air announcers he found and
mentored was “High Pockets” Duncan, who later became famous as the
man who discovered Buddy Holly, the 1950s rock-and-roll star.
He was recalled to active duty at the
beginning of the Korean War, was integrated into the Regular Air Force
and assigned to Carswell Air Force Base in Texas, where he commanded a
unit of B-36s in the Strategic Air Command. It was during this
assignment that he had the distinction of being one the few Air Force
officers to have piloted an aircraft that dropped hydrogen bombs in
testing at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
Electing to continue to serve on active
duty, Colonel Thompson had assignments in Paris, France and
Washington, DC before retiring in 1972. He then embarked on a
career as a civilian official in the Department of Defense, where he
was the Chief of the Security Review Office in the Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and was
instrumental in authoring the implementing guidelines for the
Department’s fulfillment of the Freedom of Information Act.
Retiring for good in 1985, he settled into
a life that took him and his wife Polly, who had a distinguished
20-year career of her own as a member of the Executive Office of the
President at the White House, regularly between their homes in Falls
Church and Plum Point on the Chesapeake Bay.
Burial, with full military honors, at
Arlington National Cemetery, is scheduled for Thursday, August 26 at
3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that a
contribution be made to Pathway Homes of Fairfax, Virginia.
Mr. Thompson’s remains are being handled
by Money and King Funeral Home of Vienna, Virginia
J. BARRY OAKES (Age 82) On Saturday May 1, 2010, J. Barry Oakes
of Sykesville, MD. Beloved husband of Lois Brown Oakes, brother of
Judith Fraleigh of Ann Arbor, MI, devoted father of Gail Oakes of
Huntingtown, MD, David Oakes of Milford, PA, Karen Emmerich of New
Market, MD, Jeff Oakes of Lyndonville, NY, and Brian Oakes of
Landensberg, PA. Also survived by eleven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. A celebration of Barry''s life will be held on May
15, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue,
Sykesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made
to the Barry Oakes Fund c/o the IEEE Foundation, 445 Hoes Lane,
Piscataway, NJ 08854.
|| JOSEPH WALTER ROLAND "Buddy" On Sunday, January 3, 2010, of
Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice S. Roland;
father of Joseph J. Roland, II; grandfather of Nicole, Stephanie and
Joey Roland; brother of Betty Jane Roland.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University
Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking), Thursday 2 to 4 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday, January 8 at 11 a.m.
Interment Rock Creek Cemetery. www.CollinsFuneralHome.com
Joseph Lenk passed
away on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009. Death was due to very aggressive cancer. There will be a small family service and at a later date, his ashes will be
taken to the Outer
John Smith passed away July 3, 2009
Burial - Arlington National Cemetery, September
Mrs. Mason has a home on Ridge Road and was 95.
(August 25, 1922 -
May 4, 2009)
Mildred Anna Burgess of Huntingtown, Maryland
died Monday, May 4, 2009 at her residence due to natural causes. She was
born August 25, 1922 in Littleneck, New York to the late Edward and Virginia
Biggar. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown,
Maryland and Neeld Estates Citizens Association. She enjoyed quilting,
reading, travelling, spending time with her children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren and her Friday afternoon junkets to the movies.
She is survived by 2 sons, Dennis Burgess of Davidsonville, Ted Burgess, Jr.
of West Palm Beach, Florida and one daughter, Diane Burgess of West River,
one brother Edward Biggar of Fairfax, Virginia, five grandchildren, Kevin,
Nicole and Michael Burgess, Sr., Kimberly St. Amant and Tammy Austin, seven
great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Megan, Amanda, Morgan and Michael Burgess,
Jr., Jacob St. Amant and Kelsea Austin and three daughters-in-law, Wendy
Howell, Mary Burgess and Juanita Burgess.
Friends are invited to Mildred’s Life Celebration on Thursday, May 7 from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island
Rd. Edgewater, MD. where services will be held on Friday, May 8 at 11:00AM.
Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to
Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD. 20678.
Mary Ann Wivel
passed away on Saturday, February
14, 2009 in Georgia. Mother of Kathy Mather, Mary Ellen Wivel, and Bill
Dorothy Lee Reed
age 79. Passed away on
December 26, 2008 at her residence in Huntingtown
, MD. Dorothy was born on October 31, 1929 in Pulaski
, Virginia to the late Rilda Turner Warf and James Warf.
Mrs. Reed worked as a clerk for the United
States Postal Service. She retired in 1978. In 1962 she moved
from her home in Alexandria
, Virginia and relocated to Huntingtown , MD. Dorothy Lee Reed was the beloved wife of
the late Oliver
Reed. who passed away on December
5, 2001 . Dorothy is the loving mother of James Tench, of Baltimore
GARBER FRED HOUSTON GARBER November 15, 2008.
Son of the late Clarence A. and Beulah M. Garber. Brother of Robert E. Garber (wife, Christine) and the late Linda M.
Ghilardi. Uncle of Gina Ghilardi, Andy Garber and the late John Garber.
Matullo, Sr. October 22,
Family, and Loved Ones:
is with great sadness that I write to inform you of
the passing of Eugene Matullo, Sr. As many of
you may know, my grandfather has courageously
battled with cancer, diabetes, and other related
illnesses over the years. On October
22, he succumbed to the pressures of these
illnesses and departed this world for a more
peaceful and restful place.
we all grieve the passing of this charismatic
and accomplished man, let us remember the wonderful
memories each of us shared with Gene.
Steve Nelson's father passed
away in Florida.
RHEBA ANN DEGGES
(Age 56) Of Warrenton,
VA, at home on Monday, September 22, 2008. Mrs. Degges was a
manager at Sears where she had worked for 34 years. She enjoyed
gardening, riding country roads and going boating. She is survived
by her husband, James R. Degges and a daughter, Brandy
Brady-Andersen New Baltimore, VA; Additional survivors include her
mother, Nellie Webb of Cairo, WV; and four siblings, Randy Webb,
Bowling Green, KY, Regina McCombs, Brownsville, KY, Reina Perkins,
Cadiz, KY and Roy Webb, Brownsville, KY; sister-in-law, Anita
Jones, Davisville, WV, and nephew, Rodney Webb of Parkersburg, WV.
She was preceded in death by her father, Junior Lewis Webb and a
brother, Roger Webb. Graveside service at the family
cemetery at the Neeld Property in Calvert County, MD.
R. Cubbage, Sr. (90)
of Neeld Estate, Huntingtown
passed away at home on June 16, 2008 with his family by his
in death by his wife of 56 years, Josephine E. Cubbage. Loving
father of Walter (Bud) Jr. (Cherry), Dorothy Oliver
(Brent). Grandfather of Michael Oliver (Debbie), Steven Oliver
(Suzanne), Amy Cronin (Tim), Anna Mitchell (Todd), Sarah and
Andrew Cubbage. Great-Grandfather of Kaleigh and Connor
Cronin, Dylan Oliver, Glen (Karen), Shannon and Tracy Hudson.
Great-Great Grandfather of Mathew and Morgan Hudson.
was born to Henry and Ethel Cubbage on December 24, 1917, on a
, he was one of 11 children and is survived by one sister,
Cora Stallard of Stanley, VA;
Walt was a United States Army
WWII Veteran and served our country honorably from 1941
saw a lot of action during the war. When the campaign of New
Georgia in the Pacific was under way, his unit was cut
off by the enemy for 5 days, without food or water. They had
over 132 casualties and many wounded. His job during the war
was bulldozer operator and he took his dozer and cut a road
thru the jungle so help could arrive. He did this under very
heavy gunfire. When he was finished his bulldozer was riddled
with bullets, but he was unharmed. He was awarded the Silver
Star Medal, the military’s third highest medal for his
actions that day, and later received a Commendation for
Outstanding Service, the American Defense Medal, Good
Conduct Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Service Ribbon, honors
he was very proud of, but being the humble man that he was, he
never spoke of it. Through the years he remained friends with
his Army buddies and they would meet for lunch the first
Tuesday of the month at Tucker’s Restaurant in Upper
retired from the Washington Star Newspaper Co. and later
worked for the
in Prince Frederick. He was a member of
MD, the 117th Combat Engineers, and Mt. Herman Lodge.
was an avid golfer, woodworker, community volunteer and all
around good guy.
In 1981 he won the Neeld Estate Horseshoe Tournament and in
1983 he won the Neeld Estate Golf Tournament. Last year he won
"Most Patriotic" in the Neeld Estate 4th of July
Parade. In 2006 he was declared "Oldest Permanent
Resident by Age at the N.E. 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Walt loved his family, his church, his friends, his Army
buddies, his neighbors, his country and living in Neeld
Estate. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.
He was truly a blessed man, but really, we were the ones who
were blessed by knowing him and having him in our lives.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 484 Huntingtown, MD
20639 and / or Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince
Frederick, MD 20678
Post Guest Book
The family will receive friends on Thursday,
June 19, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home,
Owings, MD. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 20, 2008
at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Huntingtown, MD.
Interment will follow in the Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD at 2
p.m. For more information go to: www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
washington post 4/25/08
GLEN L. SPAID
On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Glen L. Spaid of Silver
Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Alma L. Spaid; loving father of Keith
Spaid, Teresa Archer (Tom), Brenda Fowler (Bootie), Mitch Spaid
(Barbara) and Todd Spaid (Laura); grandfather of Stephanie, Kristine,
Melissa, Amanda, Jessica, Valerie, Joey, Melanie, Charlie, Natalie, and
the late Richard and Brad. Brother of Ruth Cheshire, Nancy deJongh, Una
Mae Yeakle, Betty Parkinson, Garland and Junior Spaid and the late
Alfretta Warren. Great-grandfather of Logan, and Brekelle.
On Friday, March 28, 2008, Lucile Burgess
Rowe, beloved wife of William E. Hartung, and daughter of Warren
and Maurine Burgess, died after a long decline in health caused by
Parkinsons disease. She is survived by her husband, William E.
Hartung; a brother, Chester Burgess of Huntingtown, Maryland; four
children: Bruce of Montpelier, Vermont; Douglas of Baltimore,
Maryland; Jeanne Burks of Medway, Ohio; and Scott of McHenry,
Maryland; and eight grandchildren. A sister, Ruth Jehle of Citra
Florida, predeceased her. Lucile was born in Washington, DC,
attended Langton Elementary School, Taft Junior High School and
McKinley Technology High School. After attending Art and Design
School in Boston, she worked as an interior designer for several
businesses in the Washington DC area. In 1951 Lucile married
Marvin Rowe and they lived in Takoma Park and Silver Spring,
Maryland. Marvin was a physicist who worked for the Naval Ordnance
Laboratory in Silver Spring. Marvin died in January 1967. Lucile
married William E. Hartung in December 1973. Since she was already
an established interior designer, she chose to keep her last name
and remained Lucile B. Rowe. In 1975 she started her own interior
design business and retired from it after 25 years of successful
design work for individuals and businesses throughout the
Washington DC area. On April 19, 2008 at 1 PM, there will be a
memorial service for her at the Unitarian Universalist Church of
Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903.
A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make
a contribution to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Checks should be
made out to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research,
Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-3772.
in The Washington Post on 4/6/2008.
NOTE: Lucille and Chester Burgess were
among the first residents of Neeld Estate. Their parents bought a lot
for $200. and built their cottage in late 1930. Chester said they didn't
get electricity until 1934.
Brad Fowler, grandson of Glen and
Alma Spaid, passed away January 16, 2008 due to injuries he suffered in
a car accident. Brad was 21 lived and in Lusby.
Jean E. Gean (Kirby Gean's mother) January 3, 2008.
Snyder, December 7, 2007
Elmer Murray, Jr, July 10, 2007
Carpenter Jones, June 2007
June 2, 2007
May 21, 2007
Robert O. Conley, Sr, April 1, 2007
S. Martindill, March 7, 2007
E. Davis Jr.
December 10, 2006
Minetta Newton October 4, 2006
Fales October 27,
Petie Snyder August 13, 2005
Darbie Martindill July
Mary Louise Ellis
Wilson May 22, 2005
Dorothea Elizabeth Osbourn
(Age 87)April 26, 2005
Raymond Allen Osborn, M.D. "Ray"
"Mike" McGovern May 21, 2004
Bill Newton April 5, 2004
Richard Glen Spaid
February 16, 2004
Harriett Norris Feb 3,
Mackall April 8, 2004
He was known by all of us in Neeld Estate as just simply
"Roosevelt", not many even knew his last name or where he
lived. He was a fixture in our community for many years and I'm sure we all
have a "Roosevelt" story to tell. I know I do! To me
he was someone I thought would be here forever, someone who always stopped his truck
to say 'hi', and to see what was up. "Roosevelt... We'll miss you."
Kathryn "Kay" (True) Strand
Colin Herrle Jr. , May 14, 2003
Bob Sladek, February 11, 2003
Tony Falcomeni's mother
"Buck" Bauer - January 1, 2003
Rev. John O. Hoffman, December 11, 2002
Linda Garber Ghilardi
Josephine Cubbage - March 12, 2002
Walt "Doc" Lawson
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The wharf at Plum Point was a
bustling commercial center that included a warehouse, Plum Point
Store, a post office, a passenger terminal building, and a
cannery. The first general store was actually two Civil War-era
buildings---a warehouse and a slave dwelling. After 1893, the
store was expanded on the east side and a large porch was built
across the front of the structure. One account reports,
"the store was the hub of the community, a gathering place
for both blacks and whites, and everyone who knew it holds their
own special memories."
gently and cautiously through the community and always anticipate that
the 'little people' are fixed on having fun and are not looking out
the 'big people in cars'.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE Info
Neeld Estate Beach - 1930's
did you do today to help
save the Chesapeake Bay?
Old Photos Wanted
Help preserve the history of
and Plum Point
Share your old Neeld Estate Photos
with the community
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DID YOU KNOW??
Nearly 95% of the
land in Maryland drains to the Chesapeake Bay
We Do Matters
Our landscapes are connected to the Chesapeake Bay.
Prevent pollution and runoff with a healthy yard.
You can help the Bay and
water quality by using Bay-Friendly Techniques with
your own home
These techniques reduce the biggest pollutants in the Bay,
sediment and nutrients, (nitrogen
TO SAVE THE BAY!
If you MUST FERTILIZE
Do so in the FALL
or Not at all
Fertilizer runoff is
to the Bay
Attention Dog Walkers:
"If your dog leaves it. .
Please Retrieve it"
SCOOP the POOP -
It's A Law
Help keep our pets from
Pet Waste is one of the major contributors to Bay pollution
Calvert County has a
This law applies to EVERYONE-
residents & guests in
There have been
many complaints from
owners about the dogs
loose in the neighborhood and
PLEASE obey the rules
Call to report loose animals
County has a leash law
meaning if a dog is
off the owner's real property,
it must be on a leash.
There is also a control law for
meaning if a cat is
off the owner's real property,
it must be under a person's
Animal Control Regulations
A. NO person owning,
having custody of a dog or cat shall
permit excrement of such
animal to remain on public
property, private property without the consent of
owner or occupant hereof or allow
the excrement to cause
the owner's property.
person owning, keeping or having custody of an animal
remove the excrement deposited by the animal if
on property other
than the owners.
The Neeld Estate
is PRIVATELY OWNED
by the Neeld family and
can only be used by
Residents of Neeld Estate
and their Guests
Anyone else is
on Private Property
"Violators will be prosecuted by
of Plum Point Corp." (Posted on the signs leading
front of the Chains at the
Chips Towing - 410-257-6121 or
Keys to unlock the chains are
available from: The Gean's
Please take the time to read the signs
posted at the
and please be a good
follow the rules as
they are posted.
This sign was posted by Plum Point Development Corp.,
(the Neeld family
owns the beach)
**Note: A Beach
Committee has been
formed to address
the issues of
on private property
and using the beach.
New signs are
be placed in the community.
Kirby Gean, Sign Committee