Jane Ann Garrette Martin
October 8, 1936 – September 29, 2022
Jane Ann Garrette Martin of Chestertown, MD, died on September 29, 2022. She was 85 years old.
Jane Ann was born in Huntington, WV, on October 8, 1936, the only child of Roderick Perry and Elizabeth Wilson Garrette and lived in Huntington until graduating from Marshall University in the class of 1958. After graduation, she moved to Baltimore, MD, to work as a teacher in Baltimore County. While teaching, she completed her Masters degree in Spanish over four summers at Middlebury College in Vermont. She worked at various schools in the Baltimore area including Parkville Jr./Sr. High School, Landsdowne High School as department chair, and Towson High School as both a teacher and department chair.
In 1964, she married the late Fenton Lee Martin, Jr., and soon after, took some time off to raise their family. She then returned to the work force, initially starting and running the Math Lab at St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville and then teaching full-time at Franklin Junior High School in Reisterstown, Johnnycake Middle School, and then back to Landsdowne as a math instructor.
Jane Ann and her family spent summers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, first in Betterton and then Chestertown. While living in Baltimore, Jane Ann was an active member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry, altar guild, music committee, and nursery school board. When Jane Ann and Fenton retired in 1999, they moved to Chestertown, MD, full time.
During her retirement, she was a member of St. Paul’s Kent Church along with being on the altar guild, vestry, and a senior warden. Jane Ann was also a member of Chester River Yacht & Country Club, the Women’s Literary Club, and the Women’s League of Washington College. She served with the Salvation Army and later, the Good Neighbor Fund. She also was a founding member of the Samaritan Group. Jane Ann enjoyed cooking, reading, watching Jeopardy, embroidery, and traveling – especially to New Orleans and to see her grandchildren in Panama and Connecticut.
She is survived by her children, Roderick Lee Martin and Elizabeth Martin Vallarino; their spouses, Elizabeth Smoley Martin and Juan Carlos Vallarino; and her grandchildren, Victoria Frances, Benjamin Garrette, Emily Elizabeth Martin and Mateo, Lucas and Jack Vallarino.
Trenwith Rockwell Ward
November 30, 1940 – November 11, 2022
Trenwith Rockwell Ward, age 81, passed away on November 11, 2022 at his home on the Eastern Shore. He was born on November 30, 1940, in Illinois, the son of Rockwell B. Ward and Ann (Reynolds) Ward.
Tren grew up in a beachfront home along the Long Island sound near Clinton, Connecticut. Growing up, he loved to sail his boats and tinker with cars and other electronics. He attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts for high school and would spend summers and holidays between his parents' homes. After his father’s death, Tren’s stepmother Kathleen Ward remained an important part of his life even moving herself and Tren’s sisters to Washington, DC, to be closer to Tren during his plebe year at the US Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the US Naval Academy, he was eventually stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, where he met Priscilla Cox. Tren served three tours in Vietnam and after leaving the Navy decided to return to the Annapolis area to work. For most of his career, he was an engineer with the Whalen Company in Easton, MD.
Tren was an accomplished engineer and craftsman. He built and raced his own sailboat. He was a very good carpenter. After retirement, Tren volunteered to help people with their tax returns through AARP. He was active in The Lions Club and loved the Wings and Wheels events. Tren and Priscilla loved teaching Sunday school at Kent Island United Methodist Church. Tren would also help his wife with her baby basket ministry. Tren was always willing to help his friends, family, and church members with any project. Tren and Priscilla were able to travel many places during their retirement, visiting sites they had long read and dreamed about. Tren and Priscilla adored their four grandsons and were very proud of their accomplishments.
In addition to his parents, Tren is also predeceased by his wife, Priscilla Ward; son, David Rockwell Ward; his stepmother, Kathleen (Mi- Mi) Ward; and his nephew, Keith Paquin.
Tren is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. Ward Treff; his son, Matthew R. Ward; his son-in-law, Gregory A. Treff; his daughter-in-law, Sherri Ward; his four grandsons, David Ralph Treff, Ryan Nathaniel Ward, Benjamin Gregory Treff, Jacob Harrison Ward; his sisters, Sherrie Ward and Andrea Ward Stanley; his nephews, Todd Paquin, Greg Paquin, Sandy Forbes; and his nieces, Kelley R. Murphy and Robin Spittler.
Gerard Xavier Storer
June 28, 1932 – November 11, 2022
Gerard Xavier Storer of Centreville, MD, passed away on November 11, 2022. He was 90 years old.
Born in Washington, DC on June 28, 1932, he was the son of the late John W. and Nellie Mudd Storer.
After graduating from Gonzaga University in 1950, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his honorable discharge, he attended Georgetown University before going to work in traffic management with JB Kendall Co. in 1956. In 1957, he married the former Gretchen Leichtfried, and the couple made their home in New Carrolton, MD. In 1963, Mr. Storer began his career in material management first with the United States Navy and then, beginning in 1975, with the US Coast Guard, from which he retired in 1990. In 2006, the Storers moved to Centreville, MD.
Mr. Storer enjoyed traveling to all parts of the world. He was very social and enjoyed spending time with his friends in various activities. He was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Jeff Davis American Legion Post 18, both in Centreville, MD.
He is survived by his daughters: Diana Haussmann (Kevin), Suzanne Johnston (Bill), and Jennifer Perlin (Andrew); grandchildren: Matthew, Heidi (Erick), Greta (Victor), Gabrielle, Morgan (Michael), Ryan (Amanda), Nicholas, Julia, Matthew, Zachary and Drew; great grandchildren Jack Finley Armstrong and Audrey Grace Armstrong, Ellie Kate and Addison Grace Weinstein, and Evelyn June Johnston.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by his wife of 52 years, Gretchen Storer; brothers Ernie Storer and John Storer; and sister Mary Frances Englert.
Richard Cary Willey
February 5, 1941 – November 12, 2022
Richard C. Willey of Bozman, MD, died on November 12, 2022, at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton. He was 81.
Richard was born in St. Michaels on February 5, 1941, to Oliver A. Willey and Carrie Park Willey. He graduated from St. Michaels High School in June of 1959. In December of that same year, he married Annabel Marshall.
In 1956, Richard began his career with Acme Markets in Easton. In 1965, he was drafted into the Army, where he spent time as a Staff Sgt. in the 9th Medlab in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Acme Markets and transferred to the St. Michaels location. He retired from Acme Markets 36 years later.
In 1986, he was divorced from Annabel and married Shirley Diane Pearson of Trappe, MD. At that time, he went to work as a caretaker at Grace Creek Farm for Mr. and Mrs. R. Train.
Richard was a lifetime member of St. Michaels Fire Department, serving as Treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Miles River Yacht Club, the local Moose Club, St. Luke’s Methodist Church and Royal Oak Methodist Church. He and his wife Diane raised seeing-eye dogs, caring and training dogs who would then go out and help others.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Carrie L. Whitby and her husband Chuck of VA; a son, James O. Willey of Preston, MD; grandchildren, Courtney, Keghan, and Tiffany Willey; his brother, Oliver Willey (Margie) of CA; his stepson Chris (Helene) Pearson of CA; four step-grandchildren, Catherine Stichberry (John), Sam Pearson, Shawn Pearson, and Ryan Pearson; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ember and Audrey.
He is predeceased by his wife, Diane Willey; his parents; his brother, Leonard Willey; his sister, Ruth Brady; as well as his stepson, Troy.
Raymond Albert Boyles
March 24, 1943 – November 13, 2022
Raymond Albert Boyles of Sudlersville, MD, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Resorts at Chester River Manor in Chestertown, MD. He was 79.
Born March 24, 1943, in Sudlersville, he was the son of the late Albert Boyles and Dorothy Jeanette “Stafford” Boyles. He left school before graduating to go work at Leed’s Travelware where he worked for 15 years before marrying his wife, Hazel Boyles, in 1961.
Ray then went to work for Johnson Controls and eventually began working for Reynolds and Reynolds where he retired after 20 years. After retirement he took a job at Walmart and worked for six more years before fully retiring. He enjoyed gardening, mowing his grass, taking care of his cars, watching Judge Judy and dancing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Fletcher Boyles; one grandchild, Katie Timms; and one great-grandchild, Austin Corbman.
Ray is survived by his wife, Hazel Boyles of Sudlersville, two sons, Michael Boyles (Jean) of Trappe, MD, Timothy Ewell (Michelle) of VA; two daughters, Dianna Taylor (RJ) of Camden, DE, Michelle Timms (Mike) of Sudlersville; one sister, Barbara Heverin (Robert) of Dover, DE; one brother, Donnie Boyles of Sudlersville; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one special grandchild he raised; and three special great-grandchildren he helped raise; as well as special cousins, Brenda Lowman of Clearwater, FL, Jane Allegra of Histon, TN, and Audrey Lenox of Sudlersville, MD.
Barbara Lee Ingham
January 10, 1928 – November 13, 2022
Barbara Ann Lee Ingham died at Bayleigh Chase in Easton, MD, on November 13, 2022. She was 94 years old.
Barbara grew up in Animas, NM, on a cattle ranch before moving to Indianapolis in her teenage years. She spent her adult life in the Washington, DC, area before moving to the Eastern Shore upon her retirement. She was a great lover of all animals, but especially dogs of whom she opened her heart and home to over the years.
Barbie or Bobbie, as she was known to her friends, was a very active volunteer including three terms as President of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Her other volunteer roles included being a Travelers Aide at National Airport, as well as working for the Red Cross and the Junior League of Washington, DC.
She is predeceased by her son, James R. Ingham, III; her brother, Leslie S. Lee Jr.; and her parents, Les and Anna Lois Lee.
Barbara is survived by her nieces, nephew, and many cousins.
The family wishes to thank the Bayleigh Chase staff for their wonderful care of her over the past several years. She wished to remain on the Eastern Shore that she loved so deeply, and they made it possible for her to do so.
April 22, 1927 – November 14, 2022
Natalie Rapoport passed away peacefully in Easton, MD, on Monday, November 14, with her loving family by her side.
Born on April 22, 1927, in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of Benedict and Polly (Kraft) Rabinowitz. Our compass and our lodestar, Natalie’s 95-year voyage was a great one. A woman with strong opinions, she broke barriers and blazed trails while relishing her role as a sports fan, rooting for the Huskies and the Yankees in the good times and bad. Above all, she was a constant pillar of strength for her children and grandchildren. Her family always knew that, throughout life, no matter what else happened, Natalie would be there for them.
Natalie graduated from Crosby High School before obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Western Connecticut State University. She had previously attended the University of Connecticut where she met her late husband, Samuel Rapoport, a returning WWII veteran. They made their home, careers, and family in Waterbury, CT.
Natalie was an active member of the Jewish community, a congregant of Beth-El Synagogue for 68 years where she taught religious school and served as President of the Sisterhood and Treasurer of the congregation. She was also President of the Connecticut branch of The Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.
She represented the 73rd district in the Connecticut State Legislature from 1973-1981, serving under three governors: Tom Meskill, Ella Grasso, and Willian O’Neil. She was the first female Assistant Majority Leader of the house, the President of the Connecticut Order of Women Legislators, and was a candidate for Secretary of State in 1974.
Her greatest policy achievements during her tenure in the legislature centered on expanding medical insurance to newborns, allowing binding arbitration for state employees, and bringing handicap access to major bus lines in Connecticut. She helped establish women's shelters in the state and was actively involved in their operation. After leaving office, she spent 15 years as an Education Specialist for the State Department of Education.
In later years, Natalie moved to Southbury, CT, where she lived with her companion of 27 years, Sol Lepson. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and served as the President of the Southbury chapter for six years. In 2015, she relocated to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She lived in the Londonderry community where she served as a member of the finance board.
Natalie was a firm believer that the show must go on. So that's what we'll do. She will always be a part of our life and dreams. Natalie is survived by her two children, Cheryl (Rapoport) & Arnold Kramer, of Easton, MD and Jeffrey & Debra (Silverman) Rapoport, Vero Beach, FL. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Adam & Amy (Marks) Kramer, Hoboken, NJ; Vanessa (Kramer) & John Procter, Alexandria, VA; Jordan Rapoport, Austin, TX; and Samantha (Rapoport) & Daniel Bart, Chicago, IL; and three great-grandchildren, Nora & Nash Procter and Vivian Kramer. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and three brothers: Simon, Arthur, and Gerald Rabinowitz.
Richard Wayne Pieper
October 28, 1949 – November 14, 2022
December 5, 1944 – November 14, 2022
Rosalie Showers of Sudlersville, MD, passed away Monday, Nov 14, 2022, at her home in Sudlersville, MD. She was 77.
Rosalie was born December 5, 1944, in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late Charles Bailey and Hannah “Green” Bailey. She spent a majority of her life on the western shore where she worked for a laundry mat in Linthicum, MD, and a sewing factory in Catonsville, MD. In 2000 she and her late husband, Donald Showers, moved to the Eastern Shore and made their residence in Sudlersville. She enjoyed sewing, doing plastic canvas, and taking care of her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald Showers; two sisters, Jean Bailey and Jeri Wall; and two brothers, Ennis Bailey and Maynard Bailey.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosalie “Debbie” Hunt (Charles W.) of Sudlersville; one grandson, Donald Albert Ready of Sudlersville; one great-granddaughter, Leona Lynn Ready of Sudlersville; two brothers, Dale Bailey of Baltimore, MD, and Rodger Bailey of MD; and two sisters, Angie Nelson of FL and Charlotte Bailey of Westminster, MD.
November 14, 2022
Eleanor Bloch Lockwood died at the Talbot Hospice House on Monday, November 14, after a short illness.
Eleanor and her beloved husband Will moved to Easton from Connecticut 40 years ago and immediately became active and engaged members of the community. Eleanor worked for a number of years at the Easton Board of Health, and volunteered at the Talbot Hospice, Talbot County Board of Elections, the Festival of Trees, Waterfowl Festival, Plein Air Easton, and more.
Eleanor was an ardent Democrat and a consummate craftswoman, known for her gifts of knitted blankets, hooked rugs, and embroidery. Her cooking – and her collection of recipes and cookbooks – are legendary.
Will Lockwood died in 2015. Eleanor was also predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Henrietta and Tom Mondani.
She is survived by her brother Edward Bloch and his wife Dottie, her “children:” nieces Tracy Bloch and Suzanne MacDougall (Ryan) and nephews Thomas and James Mondani (Cara); stepchildren Andrée Lockwood, Rachel L. Gonzalez-Falla (José), Win Lockwood (Emily Wassyng); granddaughter Andrée Lamm (Ryan), and great-nieces and nephews Mairin and Thomas MacDougall, Elizabeth, Nina, and Thomas Mondani, and Henry Mondani.
Eleanor and Will always had dogs in their lives, including Candy, Sandy, Molly, Benny, and the companion of her last years, Frito. The family thanks Eleanor’s close friends and neighbors who sustained her, especially Karen and Dennis Mesko and Robin and Pat Page.
Sandra Lucille Wheeler
December 15, 1941 – November 15, 2022
The family of Sandy Wheeler of Easton, MD, is saddened to announce her passing at the age of 80 years old. Born and raised in Stamford, CT, to William & Elsie Payton (nee Benson) on December 15, 1941, Sandy died peacefully on November 15, 2022.
Before retiring, Sandy spent her years working in the hospitality industry in both Stamford, CT, and on the Eastern Shore of MD where she moved to in the early 80’s. She loved & was beloved by all she met. Sandy was a fantastic cook who loved to gather her family & friends together for all occasions, an incredibly talented gardener & a gracious host to all who visited.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Robert Wheeler; sister, Gladys Makovsky; brother, William Payton (Sara); son, Craig Wheeler (Suzi) & daughters Sherri Wheeler Kirchhoff & Terri Wheeler. In addition to her cherished grandchildren, Payton & Addy Wheeler, Von Kirchhoff, Beau & Cole Burton, she also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
James “Jim” Irvin Peterson
September 25, 1938 – November 16, 2022
James "Jim" Irvin Peterson passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on November 16, 2022. He was 84 years old. Jim was born in Stanley, WI, on September 25, 1938, the son of the late Irvin & Eunice (Heiberger) Peterson.
After graduating from high school in Stanley, Jim went to school for computer training. Upon entering the Army in 1960, the Army quickly called upon his computer skills to help develop the beginning stages of computer technology in the Army, and received an Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service upon his discharge from the Army. Following the Army, Jim began computer technology for Giant Foods, and over the next four decades made Giant Foods a leader in computer technology. He led many changes within the supermarket industry including product scanning technology, which was then adapted by many industries.
In the early 1980's, Jim met and fell in love with the beautiful Donna Trenda, whom he married in 1983. They enjoyed doing many things together, especially travel, and their home on the Wye River. In retirement, Jim became a very prolific, talented commercial artist producing many quality, inspirational paintings.
Jim is survived by Donna, his wife of nearly 40 years; brother, Thomas (Betty); and many family members. He is predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Donald and Richard, as well as two sisters-in-law, Toni Peterson and Judy Peterson.
Raymond “Ray” Leslie Henderson
October 26, 1928 – November 16, 2022
Raymond L. Henderson, a retired Research Analyst with the National Security Agency's Operations Organization, died on November 16, 2022. He was 94 years old.
Raymond was born in Brooklyn, NY, and served in the United States Army Security Agency during the Korean conflict. After his tour in the military, in 1952, he joined the National Security Agency and served various positions from Analyst to Division Chief. He retired in 1986 after 38 years of federal service.
Raymond married his wife Dolores in 1952; and they had two sons, Kevin Michael and Brian David. The couple had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2022.
The Stevensville resident enjoyed sports and sailing and was a master at woodworking where he dedicated years of hard work for Ruark Boatworks doing Skipjack renovations in Cambridge, MD.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Henderson, and his beloved son, Brian. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; his son, Kevin; his daughter-in-law, Jennifer; four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and his brother, Richie and sister-in-law, Margie; as well as his nieces and nephews.
Alan Edward Koblin
March 10, 1931 – November 16, 2022
Alan Edward Koblin of Chestertown, MD, (formerly of Malden, MA) passed away at home most peacefully on November 16, 2022, at the age of 91.
He was a retired New York restaurateur at the Lion’s Head in Greenwich Village and is survived by his wife, Eugenia Draper Marshall. In Alan’s own words, he was “a Jew, a Democrat, and a Red Sox fan – though not necessarily in that order.”
Raymond “Ray” George Bender
July 8, 1941 – November 17, 2022
Raymond “Ray” George Bender passed away peacefully and joined his wife and mother on November 17, 2022. He was 81 years old.
He was born in Manheim Township, Lancaster, PA on July 8, 1941, the son of the late Emma May and Harry M. Bender. He grew up in Manheim Township and attended McCaskey High School. He met the love of his life, the late Brenda Faye Bender, and the two were together for fifty years before her passing in 2018.
He worked in paint and auto body repair, owning Ray’s Auto Body Repair as well working at Kent Island Auto Body for many years. He then worked with his wife as a maintenance engineer at Brittany Bay Apartments in Rock Hall before his retirement.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 228. He enjoyed visiting civil war battlefields, motorcycles, and watching wrestling.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Henry Bender, and his sister, Grace Bender.
He is survived by his sons: Raymond Joseph Bender, Christopher Michael Bender, and Shane Paul Bender (Kellie); his grandchildren: Jessica, Justin, Lacee, Kayla, Dylan, Fallon, and Chelsea; as well as his seven great-grandchildren.
Victoria Ellen Furey
July 11, 1943 – November 17, 2022
Victoria Ellen Furey, 79, passed away on November 17, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. She was a devoted and caring mother whose dedication and love of family was inspirational to all who knew her.
She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Furey and husband Rolando Gonzalez of Severna Park MD, and Patricia and Tim Fletcher of Bedford NH; her sisters, Linda Camp and Dorothy Sweeny of Long Branch, NJ; six grandchildren; and six nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by her mother, Patricia Camp, brother, Andrew Camp, and sister, Michelle Granza.
Victoria was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, to Patricia and Elbert Camp. Her family relocated to New Jersey where she excelled at Red Bank Catholic High School. She furthered her education at Monmouth College, obtaining a master’s degree in psychology and statistics at Fairleigh Dickinson University while raising a family and working full-time.
After an internship at Mt Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare in Newark, she relocated to Connecticut and worked with the Department of Mental Health for the State of Connecticut. She was the first executive director of Bridge House in Bridgeport, CT. Based on the Fountain House model, she championed the integration, health, and wellness of those struggling with mental illness. She was pivotal in establishing funding for comprehensive recovery services including therapy, transitional housing, employment, and nutritional support to members.
Upon moving to Maryland in 2013, she made wonderful friends and was a beloved member of the community in Easton, where she actively engaged with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to support charities and giving for the area community. She was an amazing, accomplished cook and enjoyed fine dining, attending in Catholic services, and gardening. Victoria grew up near the ocean and passed on her love of the sea and of Maine to her children and grandchildren. She began our now 30 year-old family tradition of visiting Ogunquit, ME, each summer and walking along the Marginal Way.
Elizabeth Charlotte Gowe
November 30, 1944 – November 18, 2022
Elizabeth Charlotte Gowe departed this life on November 18, 2022, at her home on Spaniard Neck Road in Centreville, MD. She was 77 years old. Elizabeth was known as “Goldie” to all her friends and family.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on November 30, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Laura Ellen Summerfield and William Henry Heffer. She was raised in St. Michaels by her grandparents; Eleanor and William Summerfield. After attending St. Michaels High School she worked at the Tidewater Inn for more than fifteen years. She met and married Willard Hynson Usilton, Jr. and moved to Queenstown where they owned and operated the Queenstown Getty station for more than thirty years.
Elizabeth’s greatest joy was her family. She loved gardening and yard work. Her special companions were her animals, Peaches and Finley.
She is survived by two daughters, Lavenia Ellen (Vonnie) Gowe of Baltimore and Patricia Ann Kettering of Centreville; two granddaughters, Alicia Elizabeth Kettering-Lindner (Justin) of Centreville and Hunter Arielle Orem-Gowe of Baltimore; four great-grandchildren; Ashtyn Elizabeth, Makinley Grace, Owen Hynson and Crew Robert Kettering-Lindner, all of Centreville; and a sister; Gayle Lorraine Longfellow of Seaford, DE.
She is preceded in death by her husband Willard (Sonny) Hynson Usilton Jr. on December 21, 2012.
Danna N, Henderson
May 22, 1934 – November 20, 2022
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Danna Kusianovich Henderson, 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Easton, MD, with daughter Lisa by her side. She was born on May 22, 1934, in Roswell, NM, to Daniel and Marguerite Kusianovich. She married Jack Henderson in 1960, and Lisa was born in 1961. Danna graduated from Capitan High School in 1947 as class valedictorian and enrolled at the University of New Mexico. She graduated in 1955 with a degree in journalism and a minor in archaeology.
Danna graduated from Capitan High School in 1947 as class valedictorian and enrolled at the University of New Mexico. She graduated in 1955 with a degree in journalism and a minor in archaeology. Danna became a reporter on the Albuquerque Journal and learned to fly at the long-gone West Mesa Airport. In 1959, she went to Washington, D.C. as a research assistant to Sen. Clinton P. Anderson.
In 1960, Danna became a reporter for Aviation Daily. She then became managing editor of American Aviation. She also worked on convention newspapers, beginning with one for NBAA, and in 1967 published the first (and last) bilingual Convention News at the Paris Air Show in collaboration with Air et Cosmos.
In the early 1960s, Danna got her helicopter pilot’s license and joined the newly created Whirly-Girls organization of women helicopter pilots. She went to the White House with other charter members of the Whirly-Girls and met President John F. Kennedy.
She also worked as a freelance journalist, working at Transpo ’72 for ALPA and AFA, Convention News at a number of conventions, and producing a newsletter for Indian tribes.
In 1973, Danna joined Air Transport World (ATW) magazine as managing editor. She stayed in this role until moving back to New Mexico in 1980, at which point she became a contributing writer for ATW – working on, among other things, the infamous World Airline Report. Danna worked for a number of years on ATW Daily News from its start to her retirement in 2011 after a 50+-year career as an aviation journalist.
Danna moved back to Maryland in 2003 to be close to daughter Lisa and grandson Jesse.
Other notable interests included: A love of horses; Danna became a champion barrel racer; Life Master in Bridge; Website committee of her community; With childhood friend Claire started finding and contacting other "Fort Stanton Kids" and asking them to write their memories and share photos. This was the catalyst for two wonderful photo books written by Jim McBride: Fort Stanton Marine Hospital and Children of Fort Stanton. In 2005, the two put together a fabulous reunion attended by more than 60 Fort Stanton Kids and their families; Wrote for the Fort Stanton newsletter for many years about the history of the Fort and the Fort Stanton Kids who lived there between the early 1920s and 1953.
Danna was preceded in death by husband Jack, and her parents Daniel and Marguerite Kusianovich of Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by daughter Lisa Ray, grandson Jesse Ray (wife Lauren), great granddaughter Riley Magnolia Allison Ray, and brother John Kusianovich, LaBelle, FL.
Marion “Jack” Frost
February 27, 1925 – November 20, 2022
Marion E. “Jack” Frost died on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at his home in Easton, MD. He was 97.
Born February 27, 1925, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Russell and Esther Frost.
Jack was the premier engineer/surveyor of global shipping vessels.
Mr. Frost is survived by his four children, Marion E. Frost, Jr. (Sandy) of Catonsville, MD; Georgianna Frost Osborne (Rick); Karen Frost Maley; and Mary E. Nitz (Chris), all of Easton; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Marion was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Ruth, and his twin brother, Russell.
William Frank Felgenhouer
February 6, 1932 – November 20, 2022
Easton resident William Franklin Felgenhouer, Sr., died on November 20, 2022, at the age of 90.
“Frank” was born on February 6, 1932, in Easton, the son of Willie Frank Felgenhouer and Martha Lee Hause Felgenhouer. He attended St. Michaels High School and was valedictorian for the Class of 1949.
He joined the US Army following graduation and served as a Corpsman med tech during the Korea conflict. He was honorarily discharged after earning a Bronze Star and returned to Easton, working for the Grayblock Ribbon Co. for 37 years until he retired in 2000 as plant manager.
Frank loved working in his gardens, especially with his roses. His yard was known as the best looking in the whole area.
He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Brenda Miller, and his siblings, Mary Lee Collier and Richard Felgenhouer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma, whom he married on July 4, 1981. He is also survived by daughter, Carla Feeheley (Marty) of Millersville, MD; sons, Frankie Felgenhouer, Jr. (Helen) of Centreville, MD, and Bryan Felgenhouer (Sharon) of Salisbury, MD; stepdaughter, Cyndee Feeheley of Ocean City, MD; five grandchildren, Billie Jo, Justin, Daniel, Danielle, Somer; great-grandchildren, Michael, Travis, Trevor, Khylee, Aiden, Kingston, and Hazel; special goddaughter, Melinda Stafford; many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews; and his fur pal, Jojo.
Sharon Ann Arnold
July 20, 1949 – November 20, 2022
William Thomas Fountain
July 13, 1939 – November 21, 2022
Lifelong Easton resident William Thomas “Tom” Fountain passed away peacefully on November 21, 2022.
Born in Easton on July 13, 1939, Tom attended the Country School and graduated from Easton High School in 1957. He went on to study at the College of William and Mary where he received his A.B. in History in 1961. Following his college graduation, he attended the U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, served on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, The Boxer, and taught at Naval Amphibious School in Little Creek, Virginia. He went on to study at University of Maryland Law School, earning his law degree in 1968.
Tom practiced law for more than 50 years in Easton beginning with the firm Henry, Henry & Adkins in 1968 and was a founding senior partner at Fountain, Bryan & Ritter, LLC.
Tom was a dedicated member of Christ Church in Easton and served in the vestry for many years. He was an avid gardener and historian and enjoyed his summer road trips out West to Big Sky country. He was headstrong and sharp-witted. He generously provided sage counsel to many in the community and served on the boards of multiple community organizations and institutions, including the Memorial Hospital at Easton (Vice-President), the Historical Society of Talbot County, the Academy of the Arts (President), the Talbot County United Fund (President), Talbot Hospice Foundation, Historic Easton, Inc., and Easton Daycare Center, Inc. Tom was also a dedicated supporter of the Talbot Humane Society.
Tom was devoted to his family and is survived by his brother, Alexander “Alex” Fountain; his niece, Becky Pfund; nephews, Dixon Fountain and Brad Fountain; his cousins, Jay Fountain and Jeff Fountain; and several other Fountain family members. He is predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Helen Fountain. The Fountain family would like to acknowledge Talbot Hospice for their compassionate care and support and extend gratitude to Tom’s caregivers for their dedication and kindness.
Maria Juanita McLaughlin
August 15, 1936 – November 22, 2022
Maria Juanita McLaughlin, 86, died November 22, 2022.
She was born August 15, 1936, in New York to Hugh K McGovern (Poppop) and Juanita King Kieffer McGovern (Mimmi). She has a brother, Hugh G McGovern (Sonny) and Sonny's wife Olga who was also a friend and a sister, Patricia Rhodes. Another sister, Angela Oakley, precedes her in death. She lived her entire life in New York with one short stay in Texas when her husband served in the United States Air Force before moving to Maryland in 1983.
She married Donald James McLaughlin in 1956. She had four children, Priscilla J Evans and husband Gary of Easton, MD; Victoria Joan Asher and husband Donald Elizabeth; Jane Mounir (deceased); and Michael James McLaughlin and wife Rhonda, Harmony, MD.
She has eight grandchildren and their spouses who celebrate her life and grieve her being gone: Jonathan W Evans and Sherry; Keegan M Wilson and Corey; Brandon G Evans and Bartley; Timothy Asher, Kevin Asher, Shawn Asher; and Emma, James Walls, and Christopher McLaughlin.
She has two great-grandchildren, Isabella A. Evans and Jason W. Evans.
Juanita has had many deep friendships and so many have already passed, but one remains that mourns her, Jane Effimetz.
Known by friends as Juanita, Juanita was a loving, caring and determined woman. She had a spunkiness to her and how she lived her life. She worked hard her entire life. Juanita was always taking care of her family and friends. She was talented in many areas of life. Juanita loved her garden and created a beautiful garden space. She could make anything you needed using her sewing machine. She was a huge do-it-yourself type of person and loved a challenge.
Juanita worked at William Hill for many years and volunteered at Talbot Hospice. She was always taking a new class of some sort, always learning something new. She believed in education and never stopped learning.
She loved deeply and was loved by her family and friends. Juanita will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Susan Elizabeth Riley
June 1, 1938 – November 23, 2022
Susan Elizabeth Riley passed away on November 23, 2022 in Centreville, MD. She was 84 years old.
She was born in Brighton, England, to the late George and Doris Constable on June 1, 1938. She was the oldest of five children.
Susan immigrated to the United States in 1963, and just two years later she married the love of her life, Joseph. She spent most of her career with Pan American Airlines, traveling the world and spending time with her family back in England. After Pan Am, she worked as an office administrator at Phoenix Home
Sue was a tennis fanatic, teaching her grandchildren the game that she loved so much. She was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and spent many Sundays at RFK Stadium cheering them on. She enjoyed outings with her friends "The Old Broads" from McLean, VA, and in her later years her Symphony Village friends.
Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Riley as well as her sister, Sarah Osiecki.
She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Cavey (Michael) of Stevensville; son, Paul Riley (Kristen) of DC; stepdaughters, Shawn Deitelbaum (Steve) and Christina Belford (Nicholas); stepson, Terrence Riley; grandchildren, Emma Riley, Colleen Riley, Meaghan Riley, Alexandra Burgess, Connor Riley, David Burgess, and Aidan Riley; her siblings, Jane Williams, John Constable, and Paul Constable; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Nicholas A. “Nick” DiPasquale
November 7, 1951 – November 24, 2022
Nicholas A. “Nick” DiPasquale left this earth at his home in Chestertown, MD on November 24, 2022 after a lifetime of environmental advocacy, traveling, and kayaking.
Born in Rochester, NY to Alex and Harriet (Galli) DiPasquale on November 7, 1951, he found his lifetime calling to environmentalism after reading Silent Spring as an early teen and committed his life and career to advocacy and education. He started his environmental advocacy by serving for six years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program. He went on to get his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Brockport and his master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Policy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Nick had a long and impactful career in both the public and private sectors, championing the need for environmental regulation. His achievements included: researcher for four environmental committees in Missouri, Director of Waste Management Programs for the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, worked in the Air Pollution and Waste division and as a secretary of the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources, Director of the Environmental Management Center at the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA, Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Air, Waste, and Radiation Protection, six years in the private sector as a senior environmental consultant, and finally, Director of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office from 2011 to his retirement.
His former colleagues remark on what a wonderful mentor he was. He has also been recognized as an “Admiral of the Chesapeake” by the Governor of Maryland. He is particularly proud of his work as Chair of the Quicksilver Caucus, a consortium supported by the Environmental Council of Secretaries that aimed to identify and reduce mercury pollution in the environment.
Nick has been recognized for his leadership in orchestrating and laying the groundwork for a first-time collaboration between multiple states and stakeholders which has been critical to the success of the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement. This agreement is one of the most successful cross-state/federal regulatory agreements in environmental protection, a fitting legacy for a great man.
After retirement, Nick continued his advocacy for the environment by serving on a variety of Boards and speaking engagements. Nick settled in Chestertown. He loved the Bay and could be found navigating its waterways in his kayak with his wife Becky whenever the weather was fine. He also loved to travel and managed to cross the globe. He was happiest with a glass of good red wine in his hand, either on his porch or in a piazza, soaking up the culture in some far-flung destination. He delighted in the four-footed members of his family, including Gunner, Miya, and his two current trouble-making huskies, Mocha and Mac.
He joins his parents, Alex and Harriet, and his brother Al, and leaves his beloved wife Becky Robson; his daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren: Laura, Eric, Alex, and Addie; his sister and her husband and daughter: MaryEllen, Craig, and Alexandria Colling; his brother Jim DiPasquale and his two children, Danielle and Benjamin; and his stepdaughter, her husband, and two children: Jess, Simon, Caroline, and Emily Nichols.