“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries


Mrs. Aldamae L. Kennedy

March 15, 1929 – November 9, 2020

Aldamae L (Wilson) Kennedy went to be with her Lord on November 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
She was 91. Born March 15, 1929 in Twin Rocks, PA, to The Late Oliver Roy Wilson and Anna Gertrude (Willman) Wilson. Aldamae was devoted to serving the Lord. In her teen years, she and her sister, Evelyn traveled the East Coast as Evangelistic Singers. While in Oxford, MD, she met the love of her life, William Henry Kennedy, whom she married on February 24, 1950. They made their home on Kirby Wharf Farm in Trappe, MD. They moved to Preston, MD then finally to Easton, MD. They served the Lord together, complimenting each others’ gifts, for 39 years. Henry passed away on July 23, 1989. They attended the Trappe Pilgrim Holiness Church, the Easton Church of the Nazarene, and the Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, where Aldamae played the piano, taught, and sang.
Aldamae worked at Trappe Packing, Whitmans Electronics, Jackson Fusee, retired from Waverly Press Proof Reading Dept, sat with children at the YMCA, and was a private sitter for children and Ms. Helen Matthews.
Aldamae loved children and, throughout her life, you would find her serving the children through church programs, VBS, creating the crafts, singing, and teaching. She enjoyed reading and memorizing the Bible, playing the piano and accordian, singing, crocheting, knitting, puzzles, and had a ceramic business that she used for God’s work. In her last year, she learned to do puzzles on the computer. Aldamae loved spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them, especially, to love the Lord. She enjoyed watching tennis, bowling, ladies basketball, ladies softball and the Orioles, as her nickname in the family was Brooksie, for Brooks Robinson. She enjoyed family reunions.
Aldamae is survived by her two daughters, Ruth R (John) Martin and Janice L (Gordon Jr) Cook, and four grandsons, Jared (Kelly) Martin, Lee (Leah) Cook, James Martin Sr, and Jason (Anna) Martin. Also, fourteen great grandchildren, James Aaron Jr(Shanna), Cody, Jared II(Aubrey), Jessica(Johnny), Jenna(Mike), William(Emily), Jacob, Julie, Jeremiah, Joshua, Jadon, Katelyn, Macy and Clay, and 6 great-great grandchildren Joshua, Remmi, Lucas, William Henry II, Matthew-John, and Cassidy. She is survived by her brother, Clay Wilson, and a Sister-in-law, Catherine Wilson, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Oliver and Charles Wilson, sisters Velma Ritchey, Evelyn Landrum, infant Mazzie Wilson, and Ruth Evans, and infant great grandchildren, Matthew and Macey Martin.

Lee Willis Noble Jr.

October 20, 1929 – November 11, 2020

Mr. Craig Edward Tucker

September 6, 1971 – November 12, 2020

Ronald “Ronnie” Golt

January 25, 1939 – November 12, 2020

Ronald Golt (Ronnie) passed away on November 12, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19. He was 81 years old. Ronnie was born on January 25, 1939 to the late George Golt Sr. and Lillian Roe Golt. He became the loving husband of the late Beverly Fowler Golt, loving father of Shelly Golt Hack (Philip) and Scott Golt (Mary), beloved grandfather of Brandi Golt Chester (Nick) and Tyler Golt (Candace), and loving great-grandfather of Luke, Liam and Presley.
Ronnie started his career as a waterman, crabbing during the summer months and tonging for oysters in the winter. He loved being on the water and loved his boats. He was known for having the cleanest boat at the docks, and was given the nickname “Captain Sparkle”. While still working on the water, he and his wife Beverly opened the Dutch Barn Antique shop at their home in Grasonville. As the business grew, he and Beverly dedicated all their time to the business, going to auctions four or five nights a week and fixing up furniture to sell. They truly loved their business and met many lifelong friends along the way. As busy as they were, they would hit the road every two years and head west. Together they traveled extensively throughout the United States, visiting national parks and museums along the way.
After closing the business a few years ago, Ronnie remained active and could still be seen down at the shore, watching the boats come in, and talking to old friends. He still loved going fishing on his boat with his family. Every Thursday for the last 40 years, he was a regular at American Corners auction. He loved looking for treasures and hanging out with the Andrews family and many other old friends. He was always a dedicated family man. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought him much joy. He will be missed.

Ronnie is survived by two sisters, Janice Smigo and Donna Lewis, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by siblings George (Sonny) Golt Jr., Jean Golt Marshall, Marilyn Golt Benton, and Albert (Bert) Golt.

Hiram Stephen Ruth

December 17, 1940 – November 13, 2020

Hiram Stephen Ruth of Grasonville, MD died suddenly at home on November 13, 2020. He was 79. Born on December 17, 1940 in Dundalk, MD to Hiram W. Ruth and Mary Ellen Hoxter Ruth. He attended Stevensville High School and began working with his father on the water at a young age. On January 3, 1960 he married Brenda Ann Ringgold and they resided in Grasonville. In 1968 he established and operated Ruth Brothers Septic Cleaning Services until 2003. Recently he was working for the Queen Anne’s County transfer station in Grasonville, MD.
Stephen was a member of the Bay Country Moose Lodge, Queenstown Men’s Golfing League, a charter member of the Grasonville Fire Dept., Knights of Pythias, and the American Legion in Queenstown, MD. He enjoyed golf, collecting artifacts, and spending the winter months at Pine Island, FL.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda Ann Ringgold Ruth, two sons, Troy Ruth (Leigh) and Scott Ruth (Kim); and four grandchildren, Jenna Ruth Furno (Michael), Kendal Ruth Therres (Eric), Tucker Ruth & Liam Ruth Great Grandson, Owen Michael Furno. A sister, Sandra Denny (Toddy), and a brother, Jeff Ruth (Diane).

Sharon May Underwood

November 2, 1955 – November 13, 2020

Sharon M. Underwood of Stevensville, Md quietly passed away on November 14, 2020, at Washington Medstar Medical Center with her family at her side. Born on November 2, 1955 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Margaret F (Cassidy), and Charles H. Underwood.
Sharon graduated from Towson High School. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Loyla College of Maryland. She retired from the University of Maryland, Student Financial Services Bursar in Baltimore, MD.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Lena of College Park, and brother, Charles and his wife Barbara of Gettysburg, PA. She is further survived by cousins, Rudy Villegas, Lisa Brown, Edward Villegas, and their families. In addition, Pamela Pritz, Kristen Harvey, and their families. And special friends, Bill, Laney, and Sophie Solomon.

Mrs. Pauline McMullen Leonard

April 11, 1928 – November 15, 2020

Pauline McMullen Leonard of Chestertown, MD passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Shore Regional at Chestertown under Compass Regional Hospice. She was 92.
Pauline and her late husband Wilbur Ross Leonard Sr, owned and operated the Country Corner Store for over 12 years before retiring in 1989. Pauline enjoyed playing BINGO and going to the Slots to do a little gambling. She also enjoyed crocheting and was very talented at it.
In addition to her parents Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Ross Leonard Sr., one son, Wilbur Leonard Jr., one granddaughter, Teresa Ann Mcintyre and two brothers, William McMullen and Eddie McMullen.
She is survived by daughter, Margaret A. Cannon of Middletown, DE, son, Franklin “David” Leonard of Worton, MD, son, William Joseph Leonard of Chestertown, MD, son, Arthur Joseph Leonard “AJ” of Millington, MD, son, Larry Elsworth Leonard of Sudlersville, MD, daughter, Judy Lynn Patrick of Chestertown, MD, sixteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and nine great, great grandchildren.

Mrs. Teresa B. Michael

June 26, 1963 – November 15, 2020

Teresa Byrd Micheal, 57, of Easton passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020. She fought a hard & long battle with cancer. Born in Salisbury, MD on June 26, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. & Ellen (Byrd) Hastings. She had worked in the Service Dept. at Clearwater Pool & Spa in Easton until her battle forced her to quit.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Patrick James Walter, brother Robert T. Hastings, JR & sister Rona Denise Whitelock.
She is survived by her loving husband & caregiver, Victor Micheal, sister Cynthia Hastings of Hebron, Md, nephews who she loved as her own, Tommy Patterson of Hebron & Tom Whitelock of Salisbury & his two sons, Logan & Carter Whitelock. She loved those boys to the moon & back and considered them her grandchildren, and several cousins, in-laws, & numerous friends.

Scott Dodd Hammersley

December 24, 1956 – November 16, 2020

Scott Dodd Hammersley, of Stevensville, MD died at his home on November 16, 2020 at the age of 63. He was born on December 24, 1956 in Alexandria, VA. Raised by his mother, Helena Francis (Shook) Hammersley, he was a lifelong resident of Virginia until recently moving to Cove Creek Club, Maryland where he could enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay. His intentions for retirement were to enjoy boating on the bay, and spending some of the winters in the Florida Keys.
Scott was known for his incredible sense of humor and gift to make people laugh. He loved having friends and family around him, enjoying great food, good wine and loving company. Finding an early interest in music, Scott played the blues harp in his late teens and then turned his interest towards guitar. He became a local name in Rock and Roll and was seen often performing in clubs around the Washington DC area, Richmond and Colonial Beach. His love of music and his ability to “drop them to their knees” persisted until his death.
Scott was a self made man working his way up in the commercial construction industry, from driver to executive. Ultimately, he helped pioneer the success of Newington Concrete and New Rock Materials to be the largest privately owned Ready Mix Concrete provider in Virginia. His bragging book included the construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Springfield Mixing Bowl Interchange and the Pentagon repair post 9/11. His success lead to a sale of the company and he was able to retire in 2006.
Scott is survived by his wife, Ivy Avila; daughters, Megan Wade (Aaron) of Annapolis, MD, Linsey Hammersley of Fredericksburg, VA; Stepson, Nicholas Jones of Vienna, VA; sisters, Patsy Mankin and Gwen Redcorn, and 3 grandchildren, Camden, Blake and Archer Wade.

Mr. Walter Henry Cliver

March 27, 1927 – November 18, 2020

Walter H. Cliver of Chestertown, MD, formerly of Medford, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Bayleigh Chase Skilled Care in Easton, MD. He was 93. Walter was retired from McGuire AFB where he was employed for 32 years – first as a firefighter, and then in the heating shop. He also had his own business as a heating technician for over 20 years. Walter was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was a dedicated family man, and played an active role in the lives of his children and grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth (Bettie) Cliver; one son, William Cliver; one sister, Catherine McDevitt; two brothers, John (Russell) Cliver and Marvin Cliver; and his second wife, Betty Jean Murdoch Cliver.
Walter is survived by two daughters, Beverlee Atkinson of TX and Deb (Larry) Shaw of MD; four grandchildren, Kevin Atkinson of NJ, Christian (Danielle) Atkinson of NC, Shannon Atkinson of AR, and Jen (Rob) Bedell of MD; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; along with his cherished “Medford family”, who never forgot about him.

Mr. John “Jack” Arthur Covert

March 21, 1937 – November 18, 2020

John A. Covert passed away on November, 18, 2020 at his home in Centreville, MD. He was 83. John “Jack” Covert was born on March 21, 1937 in Lehman Township, PA to the late John F. Covert and Kathryn Elston Covert. He attended Henry C. Conrad High School; graduating class of 1955, then continued his education at University of Delaware where he received his Bachelors Degree in 1960 and Masters Degree in 1962. On July 2, 1960, he married Nancy K. Scafe and resided in Arden, DE. They later moved to Queen Anne’s County in 1962 and took a position as Assistant Gardner with Wye Plantation. He later became Head Gardner maintaining the grounds and buildings before retiring in 1999.
Mr. Covert was a member of the Lions Club, Queen Anne’s County Forestry Board, past president and Board member of Trustees of Adkins Arboretum, past member of Centreville Town Parks Board, and past member of the Queen Anne’s County Beautification Committee.

Mr. Covert is survived by his two children, Michael J. Covert and Katharine J. Covert; and one sisters Shirley Gardner. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy in July of this year and his sisters Jane Langshaw and Elizabeth Price.

Ruby Irene Larson

September 28, 1923 – November 19, 2020

Phyllis Virginia McClintock

June 17, 1931 – November 19, 2020

Phyllis V. McClintock quietly passed away on November 19, 2020 with family at her side. She was born on June 17, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to Floyd and Marie Hoover Booth.
Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred in 2014 after 62 years of marriage. They met while she attended Western High school. Phyllis married Al, a newly commissioned 2nd Lt. in the Army after she graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. They embraced the travel and opportunities that 20 years of military service afforded, especially enjoying their time living in England and Okinawa.
Her love for her family came first and she selflessly worked to provide for them, serving as the family anchor for all that life brought forward. Prior to Al’s retirement from the Army the growing family moved to Bowie, MD. Phyllis began a cherished career working as a Labor and Delivery nurse. She always loved people and thoroughly enjoyed her 26 years of caring for her patients.
In 1995 she and Al had their retirement home built on Kent Island where they lived a wonderful peaceful life, visiting their children and grandchildren. During these years she enjoyed reading, knitting, watching the eastern shore wildlife, flower arranging and being an active member of the Kent Island Garden Club.
Phyllis is survived by four loving children, Dennis/Cynda Eades, Tucker, Ga.; Lisa McGrath/Tom, Kent Island, Md.; William (Bill), Fernandina Beach, Fl.; and David/Lisa, Metairie, La. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren
She was predeceased by her brother, Floyd Booth, Jr. She is survived by two sisters Joyce Marston of Sparks, Md. and Cheryl Wallace of Forest Hill, Md., as well as, nieces and nephews.