Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:54 PM
Published on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
By Mary McHale
Morningside Chief of Police sworn in
Chief Gray comes to the local police department after 27 years with the Prince George’s County Police Department, where he served as patrol officer, detective and investigative supervisor. After retiring from the County Police, he spent eight years as senior investigator for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and last year as special assistant to the chief of the New Carrollton Police Department. For the past 15 years, he has headed a consulting company, J. Stewart Gray and Associates, and teaches classes in law enforcement and private security.
Design a Suitland mural?
Prince George’s County Art in Public Places program is partnering with CBS Radio/WPGC 95.5 FM for the “Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative Mural Contest.” The contest is open to residents of metropolitan Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Click here to enter this contest.
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor has a new owner, as of Oct. 1 — Marriott International of Bethesda.
County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will deliver opening remarks at 10 a.m. Friday for groundbreaking of the new District VII Police Station, 11108 Fort Washington Road in Fort Washington.
Crab feast, open house coming up
Air Force, Amtrak retiree dies
A native of Graham, N.C., he graduated from Graham High School and attended North Carolina Central University in Durham. In 1954, he married his childhood sweetheart, Flossie Covington.
In 1951, Bill joined the Air Force, which took him (and sometimes his family) around the world to Florida, Texas, Greenland, Italy, Panama Canal Zone, Thailand, New York, and both Bolling and Andrews bases. He retired after 22 years of service and then worked for Amtrak from 1973 to 1993.
He was a member and former officer in the Skyline Citizens Association, Warren Lodge #8 and the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. He enjoyed bowling, fishing (and bragging) and loved to travel.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Flossie; son Randy Keck; daughters Rhonda Malloy and Rev. Renée Keck; and four grandchildren. Homegoing Celebration was at Hunter Memorial AME Church in Suitland, where Bill served on the Trustee and Usher Boards for more than 20 years. Burial was at Lincoln Cemetery in Suitland followed by repast at Hunter Memorial.
Mount Calvary librarian dies at 88
I enjoyed serving with this remarkable woman when we were both school librarians and members and officers of the elementary school division of the Catholic Library Association. Phyllis was a terrific person to discuss a book with!
She was the wife of the late John B. Denit; mother of Paul G. and Lyle R. Denit; mother-in-law of Julie K. Nelson; and grandmother of JohnLucas N. Denit. She is buried at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.
Happy 23rd anniversary to my daughter Elaine and Luke Seidman on Oct. 7.