Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:54 AM
Published on: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
By Mary McHale
VFW 9619 loses two veterans on the same day
Charles Phillip Howard, 92, lived in Tall Timbers and died in Leonardtown. He served in the Navy during World War II and then was a plumber, later forming his own company, Eno & Howard Plumbing. His wife Myrtle predeceased him. Survivors include two sons, his sister Laura Mae Hunter, and grandchildren.
Jesse Littleton Young Jr., 93, lived in Lusby and died in Callaway. He served in the Army during WWII, was captured by the Germans and spent two years in a prisoner of war camp. After the war, he went to work for Metro as a bus driver, retiring in 1978. Survivors include his wife Nona Joyce Young; daughter Jessie Lou Chapman, two siblings, and grandchildren.
Holy Family Church celebrates 60th
Eleven years later, on March 7, 1967, a fire of unknown origin destroyed the roof and did extensive damage to the interior of the church. Nearby Shugart School, which closed its doors in 2009, was used as a temporary church until renovations were completed in October 1967.
On April 5, 1970, ground was broken for the new church. Cardinal O’Boyle dedicated the new church on May 16, 1971.
Holy Family invites present and former parishioners, and others, to its 60th anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Allen Drury Room. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 12 and under. For information, contact the rectory at 301-894-2222.
Mary Reilly and her son Jim, of Skyline, recently attended the funeral of Mary’s cousin, Sister Mary Rose McGeady, who died Sept. 13. Sister is noted for her work with charities and served as executive director of Covenant House in New York City. She was the author of “God’s Lost Children; the Shocking Story of America’s Lost Children” and other titles.
My sister-in-law Rosemary Mudd, who died in Florida on Oct. 17, was laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery on Nov. 2. She is now with her husband Joe (my dear brother) who died in October 1973 in a helicopter accident in Korea. Joe and Rosemary had eight children and 17 grandchildren, many of whom gathered at my house later that day. They polished off nine large pizzas.
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Col. William Knight, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, cut the grand-opening ribbon of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center on Aug. 7. The center is operated by Blind Industries and Service of Maryland, which employs legally-blind workers.
Suitland Class of ’63 plans 50th
McNamara High School, in Forestville, has its Open House from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 7400 Temple Hills Road, invites you to its Concert Series featuring The Eclectic Guitars at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 301-868-0082.
May he rest in peace
Happy anniversary to Becky and Dave Capps, their 49th on Nov. 9; and to Roseann and Franny Rohan, their 49th on Nov. 9.