Mr. James L. “Jimmy” Gray, Sr.
October 4, 1945 – February 11, 2023
JAMES L. GRAY SR. of Brandywine, MD departed this life on Saturday, February 11, 2023. He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence Lowell Gray and Alberta (Lucille) Gray. He is survived by his wife Roberta, daughter Karen, sons James Jr. (Audra) and Mark (Christine) Gray; grandchildren Anthony "AJ" Whitehead (Santa), Spencer Ross, Jr., Ryan, Alesha, Olivia, and James Gray III, his great-granddaughters Brielle Gray and Ashley Whitehead, and brother Francis (Agatha) Gray.
Marlene Yvonne Carhart
November 2, 1936 – January 20, 2023
Marlene Y. Carhart, of Cheltenham Maryland, passed away on January 20, 2023 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Carhart. Marlene was born on November 2, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Dominic and Dorathey Chianese .
Francis Xavier Zak
Francis was born July 2, 1945, in Mahopac, NY to the late Charles and Helen Zak. He worked as an electrical engineer in the Air Force, and served 20 years, retiring in 1988. He then worked in private industry for another 12 years, becoming the President and CEO of Adroit Systems, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia.
Helen Marie Codori
Helen Marie Bucci was born at the Old Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 1934, the second child and only daughter of Edward Joseph Bucci, Sr, and his wife, Cecilia Nancy Presutti. Although both of her parents were born in Washington, D.C., all of her grandparents and most of her aunts and uncles were born in Sulmona, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy before the family emigrated in March 1902 and settled in the D.C. area where farmland was still available.
Col. Donald Herman Retzlaff, USA(Ret.)
Don was born on March 29, 1934 in Casco, WI to Clifford and Myrtle (Englebert) Retzlaff. He received his biology degree from St. Norbert’s College in Green Bay in 1956, and he was commissioned into the US Army Medical Service Corps upon graduation. He entered active duty in the Medical Service Corp and attended the US Army Aviation School. On August 24, 1955, he married Lorraine Marie Jacobs. They raised three sons, Kelly, Scott and Steve, and one daughter, Janine.
Reverend James Isidore Dixon
(Former Pastor of Most Holy Rosary Parish)
Reverend James Isidore Dixon passed away on December 30, 2021 at Sagepoint Senior Living in La Plata, Maryland. He was 90 years old. Father Dixon was born on July 7, 1931 in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on April 5, 1964 in Rome, Italy.
Jeffrey Gouldman, 63, of Brandywine, MD passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday, December 3, 2021. Born on March 20, 1958 in Washington, D.C. Jeff is survived by his wife, Pam Gouldman, his children Philip Gouldman, Casey Gunther and her husband Shane Gunther, and Steven Gouldman, and his brother, James Gouldman.
Magusta Elizabeth Isom
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Upper Marlboro, MD passed unexpectedly on November 11, 2021 at the age of 84. Liz is survived by her husband; Robert Isom, Sr. sons; Robert Isom, Jr., (Eve), David Isom (Sondra), Randy Jackson, and Daughter in Law; Cathy Isom.
Christine Marie Morrison
Christine Marie Morrison, age 70, of Cheltenham, MD passed away on June 13, 2021. She was born on June 21, 1950, to the late Morgan Joseph Trexler and Dorothy Gertrude [Tippett] Trexler. In spite of being born in Washington, DC; she lived in Prince George's County for the rest of her life.
On Tuesday June 1, 2021, Jocelyne Sampeur-Michaud was called home to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Jocelyne was born on March 23rd, 1948, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She had three siblings, Bernadette, Suzette, and Jacques. She was the youngest among the four children to Hosanna Etienne and Max Sampeur.
Mark C. Misiorek
Mark was born on February 14, 1974 in Washington DC to Walter and Mary Misiorek. He grew up in Cheltenham MD, the youngest of three boys. The house was full of love, laughter and antics, and quickly became the gathering place for the entire neighborhood. Mark passed away on July 27, 2020.