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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am


Dorothy W. Boland

ANNAPOLIS Dorothy W. Boland of Stevensville, formerly of Annapolis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, of natural causes at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 92.

She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Allentown, Pa. She worked for the federal government as a secretary.

She married Frederick Boland on May 5, 1951. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 2007.

Dorothy had a great love for animals and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (and husband Seth) Sterling of Stevensville; her son Tim (and wife Cindy) Boland of Olney; grandchildren: Zachary, Jameson and Brady Sterling and Julia Boland; and a nephew and niece, John R. and Linda Greene of Edgewater.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Greene.

A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Resource Founda-tion, 51 Piney Narrows Road, Chester.

For online condolences, see www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

Mara Ann Bouchane

STEVENSVILLE Mara Ann Bouchane of Stevensville died surrounded by her family Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at her home. She was 70.

Born on Sept. 19, 1941, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George Ashe and Annabelle Beckhardt. Mara grew up in Baltimore and was a graduate of Emerson High School. After high school she married James W. Dawson. They resided in Ellicott City, where Mara worked for the Howard County Police Department as a clerk.

She would later move to the Annapolis area as she worked for Westinghouse for over 25 years. Upon her retirement in 2001, she moved to Kent Island to be near family.

Mara was a passionate devoted Ravens fan. She loved spending time with her grandson Ryan.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Linda Haney of Chester and her grandson Ryan Haney.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. "Purple Friday," Jan. 20, at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.

For online condolences see www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Nina K. Casey

EASTON Nina Katherine Kiddy Casey, R.N., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Luke, Katherine was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nina Knott Kiddy. She was a graduate of Bruce High School in Westernport and the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she received her R.N. degree in 1952.

Katherine enjoyed a long career as a registered nurse, beginning at Keyser Hospital in Keyser, W.Va., in 1952. After moving to Baltimore in 1954, she practiced nursing at University Hospital (now known as University of Maryland Medical Center), Central Medical Center Industrial Clinic, the Casualty Insurance Clinic, the Maryland State Health Department, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She completed her career as a public health nurse for Baltimore County Depart-ment of Health from 1976 to 1986.

Katherine and her late husband, Michael B. Casey, raised their two daughters in Towson, and then moved to Kent Island in 1986. They divided their time between the Eastern Shore and Venice, Fla., until Mike's passing in 2008, at which time Katherine settled into life at Londonderry Retirement Community in Easton.

Her hobbies included traveling, arts and crafts, reading, the theater, genealogy, yoga, aqua aerobics, many social activities at Londonderry and especially spending time with her six grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Katherine was preceded in death by her older brothers, Tom, Eugene and Donald.

Katherine is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Casey Grieves of Easton, Nina Casey Sinnott and her husband Tom Sinnott of Ellicott City; brother, Ronald Kiddy of Stokes Dale, N.C.; grandchildren, Tommy, Claire and Scott Sinnott and Lizzy, Lindsay and Casey Grieves; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 13, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford. Interment followed at the Oxford Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Camp Lazy Days, Attn: Graham Lee, c/o YMCA of the Chesapeake, 202 Peach Blossom Lane, Easton, MD 21601. This is a program for children with special needs.

O.D. Johnson

STEVENSVILLE Oris Dare "O.D." Johnson of Stevensville died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Corsica Hills Nursing Home in Centreville. He was 76.

Born March 7, 1935, he was the son of the late Bessie Hendrick Johnson. He grew up in West Virginia and would later enlist in the Air Force. Mr. Johnson was stationed in Germany, where he met and married Sigrid K. Wink of Germany. They would move as O.D.'s career with the Air Force demanded, serving in Virginia, France, Germany, Minot, N.D., at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., and one year in Vietnam. Mr. Johnson was in the Elite SAC Guard, where he would carry and present flags to survivors of lost Air Force veterans. He worked at SAC Headquarters in Nebraska and would retire after 20 years of service. The Johnsons relocated to Roanoke, Va., where he worked as head of transportation at the VA hospital and driving a school bus for a private school for 12 years in Roanoke. He resided in Virginia for 25 years before moving to Stevensville in August 2004.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and he could fix anything. His greatest joy was his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sigrid K. Wink Johnson; his daughter, Sonia Kay Mangum and her husband, Gary; his grandchildren: Chase and Kyle Mangum and Brian and Darren Dunn; a sister, Estella Alford ; five half sisters, Serilla Barnett , Ina Durham, Betty Stafford, Evelyn Vaught, and Virginia Rounke; three half brothers, Rudolf, Douglas and Vernoia Hatcher; sister-in-law Odessa Johnson and her son Billy; special friends Odell and Jeanett Sloan; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Edie Boadwine, who died in 2011.

A funeral was held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chester, where friends and family called one hour prior.

Burial followed the service at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Queenstown.

Shari M. Marra

STEVENSVILLE Shari Maria Marra of Stevensville died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Anne Arundel Medical Center from breast cancer. She was 60.

She was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of William and Joanna Marra.

Shari graduated from Morgantown High School and later worked for the West Virginia University Athletic Department. In Morgantown, she met John "Tree" Adams Jr., a WVU football player who later became her husband. They settled down in Stevensville, and with her experience in sports administration, she went to work for the United States Naval Academy football team.

Shari loved her job with the Navy football team and built many strong relationships with coaches, players and their families in the 17 years she worked at the Academy. She also made strong bonds with members of her community, particularly Peggy Hayes and Kim Garvey, who were at her side throughout her illness. Her two friends, Sharlea Brown of West Virginia and Marianna Winchester of New York, also provided her with tremendous support, as did many other friends and co-workers.

Shari loved to cook; she was an avid reader; and she enjoyed watching college football games. She was known for her independence and selflessness, always putting other people's problems before her own.

Above all, she was absolutely dedicated to her two sons, John and Joey Adams, and her grandchildren, Gemma and Levi Adams, and daughter-in-law Megan. She is also survived by her mother, Joanna Marra, and brothers, Michael Marra and wife Ann, and Billy Marra and wife Sigrid. She is preceded in death by her father, William Marra, and husband, John Adams Jr.

Family and friends called Sunday, Jan. 15, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 16, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis. Interment was at St. Peter's Church and cemetery in Queenstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

See online condolences at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Bernard D. Rogers

GRASONVILLE Bernard Dennis Rogers of Grasonville died Tuesday, Jan. 10. 2012, at his home. He was 66.

Born May 14, 1944, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Dennis Bernard and Delores Taylor Rogers. Mr. Rogers served in the United States Navy right out of high school. After his time in the service, he became a master plumber and gas fitter. In 2003, he moved to the Eastern Shore with his wife, Margaret, so that the couple could spend more time with family and around the water. Mr. Rogers especially enjoyed fishing, crabbing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Kaptain and his wife Shawn of Lexington, Ind., and William John Kaptain and his wife Jan of Jeffersonville, Ind.; his grandchildren, Luke, Elaina, Karson, Joel, Micah, Joshua and Matthew; his sisters, Kathleen Bates of Florida, Gerry Kennedy of Delaware, Phyllis Benicewicz of Florida and Delaware, and Rosemary Rogers of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, who died May 23, 2011.

A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 16, at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., in Chester.

Inurnment followed at Stevensville Cemetery.

For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth L. Wasserman

CENTREVILLE Elizabeth Lee Wasserman of Centreville died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. She was 71.

Born Aug. 27, 1940, in Clarke County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Elizabeth Shumate Murray. She graduated from Chatham Hall with the class of 1958, in Virginia, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She married Max Judd Wasserman, who preceded her in death in 1988, and in 1989 she moved to Centreville.

Mrs. Wasserman worked on Capitol Hill as the chief of staff for a member of Congress and retired from the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Official Recorders. Subsequent to that, she worked many years in the private sector as a court reporter.

She was a very active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville, where she was involved with the altar guild, the lay Eucharistic ministry and the prayer shawl ministry. She was also a longtime member of the Maryland Sporting Dog Association, the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America and an officer in the Greater Chesapeake Welsh Springer Spaniel Club. She enjoyed raising and showing Welsh Springer spaniels, sailing, boating and knitting.

She is survived by her children, Jonathan Wasserman of Chestertown, and Lucienne Elizabeth Rose Simone and her husband Matthew, along with their daughter Brielle, all of Woodbridge, Va.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Interment will be held at a later date in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital (GAVH) "Pepper Fund" Attn: Everett Richardson, 1901 General's Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

James E. Southall Jr.

STEVENSVILLE James Edward Southall Jr. of Stevensville died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. He was 70.

Born Dec. 15, 1941, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late James Edward Southall Sr. and the late Gene Elizabeth Southall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Raymond Allen Crawford, and his grandson, James Edward Southall IV.

Mr. Southall graduated from Suitland High School in 1961. He was employed by Giant Food as a produce manager, supervisor and property manager. He retired after 30 years. He was passionate about boating and living near the Chesapeake Bay. He truly loved Kent Island, which was his home for over 30 years. Jim was also a charter member of Elks Island Lodge 2576. He held several positions with the lodge.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his loving companion, Judy Costello; daughter, Cheryl Beauvais of Waldorf; son, James Edward Southall III and his wife Tina of Harwood; sisters, Carolyn Southall, Sherie Robey and her husband Robert Robey of Waldorf; grandchildren, Robert, Christine, David, Shane, Amanda and Angel; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Through the years his strong but gentle personality touched many people and the memories of him will last forever.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Elks Lodge 2576 on Kent Island.

Arrangements provided by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home.

Doris C. Palmer Gardner

STEVENSVILLE Doris Catherine Palmer Gardner died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

Born Aug. 14, 1920, she graduated from Stevensville High School and later from Strayer Business School in Baltimore. She worked for BG&E for several years.

In 1941, she returned to Kent Island, where she married John Gardner Jr. In the mid 1940s, they opened Jack's Place, a small store and auto repair shop in Chester, which they operated until the early 1960s. She became a homemaker after retirement.

Mrs. Gardner will be remembered for her kindness to others, her sense of humor, and her love of her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Barden and her husband, Jim; four grandchildren: Kirk Barden, Erica Hartlove and her husband, Brad, Cathy Turski and her husband, Alex, and Andrew Barden and his wife, Melissa; and five great-grandchildren: Samantha Barden, Mackenzie Barden, Bradley Hartlove, Faith Hartlove, and Grace Hartlove.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Stevensville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 400, Salisbury, MD 21804; or to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St., Chester, MD 21619.

Funeral arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester. For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

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