Charm of the Chesapeake
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Michael E Matullo
April 25, 1954 - February 19, 2023
Michael "Mike" Eugene Matullo, 68, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at his home in Palm Coast, Florida. Born on April 25, 1954, in Arlington, Virginia, to Cora Joan Fretz and the late Eugene Joseph Matullo, he graduated from Oxon Hill High School in 1972 and University of Maryland in 1977.
Mike worked construction for several companies until he persuaded his dad to go into business together, starting "Matullo and Sons." In 2008, Mike ventured out to own his own company," Matullo Construction LLC." He had great vision when it came to drawing and drafting plans. Building beautiful homes from the ground up or enhancing existing homes, he was a wonderful builder and handyman; he could do anything.
Mike loved his family and friends, and lived for the water, enjoying the beach, boating, wave running and fishing. He loved taking his daughter, stepchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends tubing off the boat, making them laugh, and always getting a big kick out of throwing them off the tube. And although always keeping him on his toes, Mike adored his time with his grandson, Damian. He also loved relaxing in the hot tub on his front porch in Huntingtown, MD, especially with his wife and when it snowed; tailgating and watching the Washington Redskins; going to concerts, especially to see his favorite group, "the Rolling Stones"; and he certainly wasn't the best, but he loved dancing.
In his recent years, while living in Florida, Mike spent most of his days on Crescent Beach or riding along the ocean, admiring the extravagant homes; going to the Brass Tap to watch the Redskins games; but most content spending time at home.
Preceded in death by his grandparents: Silvio Eugene Matullo and Ann Corrine Palgano Matullo, Samuel Stoffer Fretz, IlI and Clara Brown Heinke Fretz; brother: Matthew Bruce Matullo; aunt: Beverley McKinney Matullo and nephew: Samuel Thomas Peede.
He is survived by his wife: Sherri L. Matullo; daughter: Giorgianna Catterton (Steven Zell); grandson: Damian Catterton; stepchildren: Melanie A. Gormley and David A. Gormley (Amber); sisters: Terriann Matullo Peede (Tom), Joanne Marie Matullo, Danette Marie Matullo-Miller; and brother: Eugene Joseph Matullo, Jr.; Uncles: Richard Carmine Matullo and Donald J. Fretz; 8 nephews, 3 nieces, 13 great nephews and 8 great nieces.
A memorial ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, Florida 32137
In lieu of flowers those desiring may donate in memory of Michael E. Matullo:
Flagler County Human Society, flaglerhumanesociety.org, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, Florida 32137
or Mayo Clinic, philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC, 5400 San Pablo Road, South, Jacksonville, Florida 32224
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Anne Ellis Geiger passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Brookeville, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Dr. George J. Ellis and Katherine Johnson Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Lewis Geiger and former husband John “Jack” Gallagher, father of her children. She is survived by her siblings George J. Ellis, Jr., William M. Ellis and Robert M. Ellis and Karen E. Barbee. Her sisters Catherine M. Dirlam and Mary Lousie Wilson preceded her in death. She is also survived by her sons Sean Gallagher and his wife Mary, Michael Gallagher and his wife Susan, her daughter Anne Jones and her partner Jay, and her stepson William Geiger and his wife Marie. She leaves behind ten grandchildren whom she adored: Grace Gallagher, John Gallagher, Patrick Gallagher, Christiana Gallagher Oatman, Liam Gallagher, Michaela Gallagher, Morgan Jones, Robert Jones, Marcus Geiger and Marian Geiger.
Anne taught social studies for 30+ years in Montgomery County Public Schools teaching at Einstein High School, Randolph Junior High, Argyle Intermediate School and Eastern Middle School. Anne once said, “After the joy of my church and family, teaching was my greatest love.” She taught over 4,000 students.
Anne was a Commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission for Women, President of the Rockville Business and Professional Women’s Club and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish where she served as Eucharistic Minister and facilitated bible study sessions. She attended Trinity College in Washington, DC for her undergraduate degree and the University of Maryland for her master’s degree. Anne’s passion, whether in or out of school, was to continuously learn and better her mind.
Anne enjoyed travel, politics, current events, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She especially loved time at Plum Point on the Chesapeake Bay where her parents bought a summer cottage in 1943 and where her daughter now resides. It was here that she and her six siblings learned to water ski behind her dad’s Chris Craft Ski King, catch spot and bluefish, walk the beach in search of shark’s teeth and picnic at Parker’s Creek. This legacy she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Anne was a strong, resilient, fun loving, well-balanced women with a thirst for bettering herself and helping others. She was passionate about social justice and equal rights, especially for women. Her Catholic faith was her comfort and joy throughout her life.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Victory Housing – Heartship Fund. Victory Housing is a nonprofit assisted living group, of which Marian Assisted Living is a part. Anne lived at Marian Assisted Living for 8 ½ years and loved the facility, staff, activities and chapel. HEARTSHIP FUND - Victory Housing, Inc. | Assisted Living, Independent Living, Multi-Family Housing https://www.victoryhousing.org/heartship-fund/
31AUGUST Visitation 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JOSPEH GAWLER'S SONS, LLC 5130 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
1SEPTEMBER Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 am MARIAN ASSISTED LIVING CHAPEL 19109 Georgia Ave Brookeville, MD 20833
GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY 13801 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20906
Anne Ellis Geiger
JANUARY 20, 1932 – AUGUST 11, 2021
Passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021
He attended our community 4th of July
celebration on Saturday (7/3/21).
Everyone was so happy to see him.
Gary Alan Toth
July 20, 1954- August 20, 2020
Alan Toth, 66, of Huntingtown passed away August 20, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 20, 1954 in Finleyville, PA to John and Marie (Sand) Toth.
A resident of the beach community Neeld Estate in Huntingtown, Maryland since 1995. He was an active member of the Neeld Estate Association Committee, participating in neighborhood activities and volunteering his time and energy to supporting committee-sponsored events.
Gary retired as Master Sargent from the U.S. Air Force in 1995 after 21 years of service. He was last assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing (AW), assigned to Air Mobility Command and provided global Special Air Mission airlift logistics, aerial port and communications for the president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and other senior military and elected leaders as tasked by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and AMC. He continued to serve the U.S. Armed Services on Andrews Air Force Base as a subcontractor until 2016. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed riding Harley Davidson’s, listening to music, going to the beach, finding sharks teeth, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Gary was preceded in death by his father John Toth in 2002, mother Marie Sand (Sandz) in 1961, and John “Skip” Toth in 1994. He is survived by his children Alan Toth and wife Ashleigh Dawson of Lusby and Kelly Quinn and husband Michael of Berlin, grandchildren Rileigh Toth, Alysa Quinn, Corey Quinn and Kailyn Quinn, and brothers Les Toth and wife Jacqueline and Rich Toth and wife Marilyn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Alma Louise Spaid (Age 93)
On April 10, 2020 Alma L. Spaid of Silver Spring, MD departed this life at home with family by her side. Alma was the beloved wife of the late Glen L. Spaid. She is survived by her children, Keith Spaid (Robin), Teresa Archer (Tom), Brenda Fowler (Bootie), Mitchell Spaid (Barbara) and Todd Spaid. She is also survived by many grandchildren (the late Richard and Brad) and numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to thank her caregivers Roza, Karene, Marry and Jen for their support for the past several years. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Millian Memorial Methodist Church, 13016 Parkland Drive, Rockville MD 20853 or to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.
Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2020
John Wayman Norris
John Wayman Norris, age 77 of Waldorf, Maryland, died January 27, 2020 at his residence with his family at his side.
John was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed gardening, fishing along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, working Sudoku puzzles, spending time with his family, taking cruises, and serving our country as a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves. He was on several committees for the Boy Scouts and a member of the American Legion. He grew up along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as a young boy, spending casual summers fishing, swimming, and working odd jobs around the neighborhood. This tradition continued when he had his own family.
He was the son of Milton Hardy Norris and Harriet Ann (Schmidt) Norris and is survived by his wife, Jill B. Norris; his sons, Jon W. Norris and Jay B. Norris; his daughter, Jennifer V. Norris; his brother, James Milton Norris; and his grandchildren, Gavin W. Norris, Alison J. Norris, Jonathan D. Norris, Alton B. Norris, Nate E. Norris, Cameron A. Martinez. And Alyssa S. Norris.
There will be a Committal Service on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (www.cbf.org).
February 21. 1:00 PM (EST)
MD Veterans Cemetery - Cheltenham, MD
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD, 20623
Mary Virginia McGovern
January 29, 1928- November 30, 2019
Mary Virginia McGovern, 91, of Huntingtown passed away November 30, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born January 29, 1928 in Baltimore to Howard S. and Gladys M. (Barnes) Hamann. Virginia was raised in Baltimore. She married John “Jack” McGovern on July 13, 1946 and they lived in Forestville for many years before moving to Neeld Estate in Huntingtown. She was a school teacher at Mt. Calvary in Forestville. Virginia was active in the community; she was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and in her spare time she enjoyed baking pound cakes and chocolate chip cookies, crocheting, making blankets, traveling, and drinking margaritas on the rocks with salt.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” McGovern, sons John M. and Patrick S. McGovern, and son-in-law Frederick Bauer. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn M. Bauer of Huntingtown, daughter-in-law Janice DeMarco McGovern, grandchildren Kevin McGovern and wife Lizz Kilby, Kristyn McGovern Hurley and husband Gavin, Danny Bauer and wife Breanne Bauer, Jack Bauer, and Kiley Bauer and great-grandchildren Luke, Rachel, and Ryan McGovern, Sarah and Garrett Hurley, and Hudson Bauer.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Emmanuel United Methodist Church P.O. Box 484 Huntingtown, MD 20639
Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00 PM
Emmanuel United Methodist Church P.O. Box 484 Huntingtown, MD 20639
Southern Memorial Gardens 10155 Ward Road Dunkirk, MD 20754
Emmanuel UM Church PO Box 484 Huntingtown, MD 20639 410-535-3177
Elizabeth “Betty” Powers Burgess
December 8, 1926- June 15, 2019
Elizabeth (Betty) Powers Burgess, 92, died peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2019. Betty was born in Washington, DC to the late Irene and Col. John Powers on December 8, 1926. Betty is survived by her husband Chet, who she met at the University of Maryland soon after WWII and married on September 16, 1950. They lived in Silver Spring for several years and, as IBM expanded, moved to Wappingers Falls, NY where they raised Peggy (Mark), Sue (deceased in 1993), Tom (Jan), and Kathy (Bob). In retirement, Betty and Chet enjoyed living in Neeld Estate, MD; regular visits with grandchildren Will, Jenn, Richie, and Ian; building their timber frame home; Emmanuel Church, traveling adventures, and sailing on the beautiful Chesapeake.
Betty was always the mom that all the other moms turned to for help or advice when there was a crisis. She was calm and quick-minded with a silly sense of humor and bright, welcoming smile. Betty was an active volunteer, serving in many capacities including NYS Master Gardener, Church School Superintendent, and Food Pantry worker. In her later years, she especially enjoyed the job of delivering food to a local boys’ home when the boys would come out the front door to greet and thank her.
Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1334
Huntingtown, MD 20639-1334
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 484
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Charlotte Lorraine Zajac
January 12, 1948 - August 11, 2018
Charlotte Lorraine Zajac, 70, of Huntingtown passed away peacefully in her sleep at Watermelon Park and Campground on August 11, 2018. Charlotte was a loving mother, grandmother and significant other for 18 years. She was an incredible pillar to the Neeld Estates community and a wonderful friend to many. The light in her heart touched every person she met.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother Fannie Mae Moore, father Charles Thomas Thrasher, stepfather Joseph Moore, brother Charlie Thrasher and sister Diane Banqure. She is survived by her significant other of 18 years Jerry Dotson of Huntingtown, daughter Kathlyn Zajac of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, granddaughter Paulyn Salazar of Florida and siblings Peggy King of Chesapeake Beach, Deborah DePompa of Hughesville, Mike Thrasher of Norfolk, NE and Jackie Harrington of New Orleans, LA.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
8325 Mount Harmony Lane | Owings, MD 20736
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
Southern Memorial Gardens 10155 Ward Road Dunkirk MD 20754
Following the burial there will be a celebration of life at the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach at 2:00PM 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD
John Veneziano, "Jack", 58, a resident of Huntingtown, MD for nineteen years and originally from Hagerstown, MD, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his home.
Born on July 31, 1959 in Plainfield, NJ to Carmen N. and Rosemary T. Veneziano, Jack earned a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was an employee of Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC for thirty years, eventually serving as general manager. Restaurant Nora was honored to be a recipient of the The James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. After retiring from Restaurant Nora in 2017, Jack enjoyed volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, browsing for reading material at the local library, cultivating his garden, and spending time with family and friends. He recently began working part-time at Annapolis Wine Cellars. Jack enjoyed kayaking, gardening, cooking, reading, music and wine.
He is survived by his fiancé, Katy Mozingo and her children, Anna and Joe Mozingo; his sisters, Kathleen McCauley and Teresa J. Veneziano both of Hagerstown, MD; his brother, Carmen K. Veneziano, and wife Jeanie Veneziano, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; his nieces, Colleen T. McCauley of Hagerstown, MD, Annie M. Sandigo, and husband Kelvin Sandigo, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carmen N. and Rosemary T. Veneziano and his nephew, Carmen J. Veneziano.
Friends are invited to celebrate Jack's life on Thursday, March 1 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his memorial service will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the USMH Foundation, Inc., 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 (memo line- Carmen Joseph Veneziano Memorial Scholarship, c/o Erin Harmon).
Frederick W. Bauer
Frederick William “Fred” Bauer, 58, of Huntingtown, MD, died on Thursday, December 21 at his home due to cancer. Born on September 30, 1959 in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph C. and Julia G. Ferreira Bauer, Fred was a graduate of Crossland High School in Temple Hills, MD. He was a co-owner of his family’s plumbing business, Joseph C. Bauer, Inc. Fred was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, MD.
Fred loved his friends, family, and pets alike. No matter the event, he was each of his children’s biggest fan. When he was not working on one of his many projects, he could be found boating, fishing, or sitting on the beach or at any given dock bar in the summer. In the colder months, he could be found around the woodpile, tending the wood stove (with his Dog, Macie), “piddling” in one of his garages, or watching the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed his Boston Whaler, Kubota, Kawasaki Mule, and Chevy Camaro. Fred loved to spread his joyous memories to anyone that would listen. Not a moment was taken for granted. When Fred was around, so was the music to help tell his stories. This included all country music, Jimmy Buffett, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He was a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.
Fred is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Kathryn M. “Kathie” Bauer; his children, Frederick Daniel (Breanne), John Robert and Kiley Marie Bauer; his siblings, Joseph C. Bauer, Jr. and Mary F. Bauer (Norman) Fletcher and his mother-in-law, Mary V. McGovern all of Huntingtown, MD.
Friends are invited to celebrate Fred’s life at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Thursday, December 28 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Memorial service will be held at the
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown, MD on Friday, December 29 at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 or Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 484, Huntingtown, MD 20639. Condolences may be made by clicking the tab on this page.