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Mary McHale

Published on: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

By Mary McHale

MedStar officials host meeting to discuss changes at Southern Maryland Hospital

Southern Maryland Hospital is now a part of the MedStar Health family, joining Georgetown University Hospital, Montgomery Medical Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Washington Hospital Center.

The new owners plan to meet with the community to discuss the expansion and any concerns from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Colony South Hotel in Clinton. The speakers include Ken Samet, MedStar Health’s president and CEO, Joy Drass, M.D., MedStar Health’s executive vice president of operations for the Washington area, and Michael Chiaramonte, former President and CEO of the Hospital.

You are invited to attend this important meeting and to invite your neighbors as well. It is requested that you RSVP by Dec. 14, so that MedStar can make sufficient preparation for everyone who’s coming. Please include your name and your community, association or group. Email Ms. Porter-Larche of G. S. Proctor & Associates at fplarche@gsproctor.com. For more information, call 301-952-8885.

Glenn Larsen, Treasury retiree, die

Glenn Elmer Larsen, retired systems analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and longtime resident of Pickett Court in Morningside, died Oct. 30. He would have turned 79 on Dec. 16.

A native of Morgan, Minn., he attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebr. His education was interrupted when he was drafted into the Korean War and served with the Army as a medic in Germany. On his return to Union College, he met Ruth McCombs and married her in 1958 in Iowa.

After receiving his bachelor degree in business administration, he worked for the government as an auditor in Omaha before accepting a position at Treasury where he served for 33 years until he retired in 1997.

Larsen and his family were members of the Pennsylvania Avenue Seventh-Day Adventist church for 24 years. He was a deacon, elder, and frequent soloist at the church. Later, he and his family became members of Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist in Takoma Park.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughters Teresa Knickerbocker, Sherril Hurd and Michelle Fannon, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Christmastime events

The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf will hold a Victorian Christmas on Dec. 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The house will be beautifully decorated and there will be holiday treats in the exhibit building and a Civil War Santa Claus. Meanwhile outside, Civil War re-enactors will have a camp set up. Admission, $8 for adults, $2 for children, Society members free. For more information, call 301-274-9358.     

The Holiday Craft Show & Gift Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. For more information, call 301-203-6040.

There will be Holiday Tea at Oxon Hill Manor from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11, $25 for residents or $25 for nonresidents. It is located at 6901 Oxon Hill Road. For information, call 301-0839-7782.

The 26th Annual Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park is open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. through  Jan. 1. Admission is $5 for cars and mini-vans, $15 for minibuses and limos, $25 for buses, $10 for a multi-visit pass for cars and minivans, and free on Christmas Day. For information, call 301-699-2456.

ICE! featuring “Shrek the Halls” is open daily through Jan. 6 at National Harbor. Visit ww.christmasonthepotomac.com or call 301-965-4000.

Morningside memories

Forty years ago, at the request of the Town of Morningside, the park adjacent to Fouliois Junior High — first known as Morningside Park — would be renamed Douglas Patterson Park. Douglas Patterson was one of the developers of the Recreation Council and the Boys Club.

May they rest in peace

Condolences to Larry Chambers, of Skyline, and David Chambers, of Morningside, on the death of their brother Freemon Chambers, 94, of Matthews, N.C.

Janet Booth Kaye emailed with the sad news that her cousin Harry Garner has died. He was a founder and longtime resident of Morningside. I’ll pay tribute to him after Janet sends more information.

I have also had reports of the death of several area people, including Ron Maurice, Walter Dimes, and my former neighbor Pat Rosa. I’ll tell you about them in future columns.

Evelyn Fauver, 93, a longtime member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, died in Clinton Nov. 13. She was a native of Vesuvius, Va. She was a florist by trade, and she loved watching the Orioles, fishing, crabbing, hunting and camping. Survivors include John King, Katherine King, Lois Darmohray and Scott King. Her funeral was at St. Barnabas and she was buried in the Church Cemetery.

Milestones

Happy December birthdays to Mary Doyle, Susan McKay and Jon Foster, Dec. 1; John Anthony, Jr., Vonn Branch and Tyonda Simms-Taylor, Dec. 2; Louise Lantz, Mary Straud and Senator Mike Miller, Dec. 3; Mark Witherow, Jr. and La’Keshia Johnson, Dec. 4; Denise (Eskew) Simms and Steve Ferralli, Dec. 5; and Virginia Rosch, Dec. 6.

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