Lorraine "Doy" Suit, 67, of Davidsonville, died of natural causes Dec. 12, 2001 at the Crofton Convalescent Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Suit was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Davidsonville and graduated from Annapolis High School in 1951. She was a secretary for Murry, Martin and Olson Insurance Co. and then with the Gortte and Angeli Law Offices.
She was a member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church and volunteered with the Davidsonville Ruritan.
She enjoyed gardening, entertaining, traveling and her family.
On Nov. 7, 1959, she married Robert Suit, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Beck of Edgewater; one brother, Francis "Sonny" King of Davidsonville; and three grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Robert "Ros" Suit Jr. and the sister of the late Elizabeth Beck.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church building fund, Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035 or Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035.
William James "Billy" Turner, 68, a native and lifelong resident of Annapolis, died of natural causes Dec. 10, 2001 at Perry Point Veterans Hospital in Cecil County.
Born on Dec. 3, 1933, Mr. Turner graduated from the former Wiley H. Bates High School. He served in the Air Force for four years and worked for the Naval Academy and Hunt's Moving and Storage of Annapolis.
A member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Eastport, he enjoyed watching television and arts and crafts.
Surviving are two brothers, Leon O. Turner of Baltimore and Leonard R. Turner of Newark, Del.; and four sisters, Catherine M. Thomas and Anna May Brown of Annapolis, Frances O. Davis of Glen Burnie and Charlotte Diana Prince of Inglewood, Calif.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence A. Turner Jr.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 612 Second St., with a Christian wake at 10:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. Arrangements are by Reese and Sons Mortuary.
Services for James Dewie Bradley, 75, of Oviedo, Fla., and formerly of Lothian, were held Dec. 11, 2001 at the Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Chapel.
Mr. Bradley died of pneumonia Dec. 7 at The Life Care Center of Orlando, Fla.
Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Long Beach, Calif., he served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring as a chief lithographer. He was supervisor of Central Services for Anne Arundel County public schools before retiring and moving to Florida.
Mr. Bradley was a member of the Retired Teachers of Anne Arundel County and the Retired Navy Lithographers Association, where he was a founding member and past president. He was a member of the Ostomy Association and past president of the In Plant Management Association.
His interests included computers and tropical fish.
Surviving are his wife, Marie L. Bradley; one son, Robert D. Bradley of North Beach; one daughter, Alena R. Bradley Andrew of Oviedo; one brother, Gary L. Bradley of Sonoma, Calif.; one sister, Gladys J. Bradley Clark of Westminister, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was in All Faiths Cemetery in Casselberry, Fla.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 280 Canton Ave., Suite 230, Winter Park, FL 32789, noted: In Memory of James D. Bradley.
Howard Morris "Howdy" Phelps, 67, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 9, 2001 at his home in Annapolis.
Mr. Phelps was born in Annapolis and graduated from the former Stanton Elementary School and Wiley H. Bates High School. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro for one year, where he had received a four-year basketball scholarship.
Mr. Phelps served for 20 years in the Air Force, retiring as a jet mechanic with the rank of staff sergeant.
He then worked for the Pepsi Cola Co. plant in Annapolis and for 10 years for a printing company in Glen Burnie.
He enjoyed flowers, basketball and football.
Surviving are two sisters, Adele P. Brown of Annapolis, and Floretta Earley of Chicago, Ill. He was formerly married to Alice F. Phelps of Huntingtown.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reese and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St.
In liue of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244.
Baron von Schiller
Baron J. von Schiller, 19, of Davidsonville, died unexpectedly Dec. 12, 2001 at his home.
Born June 10, 1982, in Annapolis, he was the son of Judith L. Rowe of the home and Jim Schiller of Annapolis. He attended South River High School.
He was a self-employed mechanic, who enjoyed working on cars. He was a musician, an outdoorsman and an accomplished biker who won numerous awards and trophies.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Eric V. Schiller of the home; a sister, Scarlett Schiller of Annapolis; his stepmother, Toni Schiller of Annapolis; and his grandparents, Donald R. Rowe of Charlotte Hall and Valentine and Margaret Schiller of Severna Park.
Visitaiton will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Va., where services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery in Ringgold in Washington County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Fund, in care of Jim and Nancy Ott, 3138 Davidsonville Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035.
Wilson Dale Weems Sr., 72, died of cancer Dec. 10, 2001 at his home in Skowhegan, Maine.
Mr. Weems was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Shady Side, the son of the late Mamie Lena and Fernando Weems. He lived in the family's ancestral home on Red Top Farm. In 1990 he moved to Maine.
He attended Shady Side Elementary School and Charlotte Hall Military Academy in St. Mary's County, graduating in 1947. He served in the Navy from 1948 to 1950 and in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.
In 1956 he married Virginia Bonang of Round Bay in Severna Park.
Mr. Weems graduated from the National Protection Agency Police Academy in Washington, D.C., and in 1958 joined the Maryland State Police.
In 1962 he was appointed a special enforcement agent of the Tobacco and Firearms Division in the Office of the State Comptroller. He retired in 1988 with 33 years of state service.
Mr. Weems enjoyed hunting and boating.
He was a member of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, the Centenary Methodist Church in Skowhegan, the American Legion and AMVETS and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, York Rite Commandery, the Knights Templar, and the Kora Shriners.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Weems; one son, Wilson Dale Weems Jr. of Skowhegan; four sisters, Angelyn Parks of Edgewater, Martha Spangler of Corpus Christi, Texas, Nancy Carpenter of Concord, Ga., and Marianne Baldree of Edisto Beach Island, S.C.; two brothers, Richard Weems of Shady Side and Ray Weems of Tracys Landing; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Centenary United Methodist Church, 113 Drive Mann Road, Skowhegan. A service will be held in Maryland at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of your choice.
Alcena W. Bradshaw, 88, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Silver Spring, died Dec. 1, 2001 of natural causes.
Mrs. Bradshaw was born Feb. 11, 1913, in Washington, D.C. and attended school in the area. She married in 1935 and became a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Douglas Bradshaw of Williamsburg, Va.; two sons, Bob Bradshaw of Davidsonville and Ed Bradshaw of Annapolis; one sister, Mary Janet Lawson of Gaithersburg; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Dec. 6 and burial was at Rock Creek Cemetery in Northwest Washington.
Arrangements were by Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg.
Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to St. Bebe Catholic Church, Church Building Fund, 10 Harrison Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Services were held Nov. 25 for Kenneth Arnold Freeman, a designer and developer who died Nov. 18, 2001 of congestive heart failure in Bethesda after a lengthy illness. He was 88 and lived in Annapolis and Bethesda.
Mr. Freeman was one of the original designers of coordinated sportswear for women in New York City. He brought the ski parka to this country, his family said. His award-winning clothes, sold under the label "K Arnold," appeared in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.
In 1952 he moved to the Washington area and established Ken Freeman and Associates Inc. While serving as company president for about 40 years, he worked on a series of innovative homes and developments that used contemporary architectural ideas such as flat roofs, open spaces, natural materials, shoji screens and lots of glass.
He built apartments and homes in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, in Fairfax, Va., and in State College, Pa.
Born Sept. 14, 1913, in Gardner, Mass., he attended the University of Alabama and George Washington University.
During World War II he was a civilian employee and taught aerial photography. He also set up a project microfilming letters to soldiers overseas so the letters could be recovered if the originals were lost in combat.
Surviving are one son, Howard Sims Freeman of Shady Side; two daughters, Judith Rebekah O'Callaghan of Crownsville and Karen Michelle Mattison of Edgewater; three brothers, Milton Freedman of Palm Beach, Marshall Freedman of Bethesda and Lawrence Z. Freedman of Chicago; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Saul and Carl M. Freedman.
Arrangements were by Edward Sagel Funeral Home in Rockville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, P.O. Box 548, Montgomery, AL 36101.
Edward W. Klussmann, 95, a longtime resident of Annapolis, died Dec. 7, 2001 at the Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis of natural causes.
Mr. Klussmann was born June 23, 1906, in Hoboken, N.J., and graduated from New York University. He was a partner and a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 55 years.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 622, the Annapolis Masonic Lodge, the Boumi Temple-Scottish Rite and Edgewater United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mildred Smith Klussmann of Annapolis; two sons, William Klussmann of Toronto and Arthur D. Beaulieu of Annapolis; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edgewater United Methodist Church on Solomons Island Road. Burial will be private.
Arrangements are by John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Shriners Children's Hospital c/o Boumi Temple, 302 International Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030, or Edgewater United Methodist Church, 2768 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.
Gregg Remington Potvin, 76, died of cancer Dec. 6, 2001 at Genesis Elder Care-Spa Creek in Annapolis.
Mr. Potvin was born in Seattle. He served in the Army during World War II and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1950. He married the late Eleanor G. Potvin on Sept. 11, 1946.
Mr. Potvin began his legal career as the prosecuting attorney for Power County in Idaho from 1950 to 1954. A Democrat, he was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1956, and served as majority leader before running for the U.S. Senate in 1960. He lost the two-man runoff for the nomination by 357 votes.
A fellowship took him to Harvard in 1961, where he received a master's degree in public administration at the Littauer School of Government.
In 1961 he moved to the Washington area and worked for Sargent Shriver as deputy director for recruitment with the Peace Corps. He served from 1961 to 1970 as general counsel for the House Small Business Committee and chief counsel for the Subcommittee on Petroleum Marketing.
He left the government to join the National Cane Sugar Refiners Association and later became the executive vice president of the National Oil Jobbers Association, now known as the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, before taking a job as an anti-trust attorney with the firm Bassman, Mitchell and Levy. He was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Potvin retired in early 2000.
He is survived by three sons, John Potvin of Annapolis, Mike Potvin of Washington and Chris Potvin of Stevensville; one daughter, Sally Morgan of Seattle; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Chester.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel County Unit, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Melissa L. "Lisa" Ramsey, 48, of Arnold, formerly Hampton Roads, Va., died Dec. 6, 2001 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore after a long battle with cancer.
Mrs. Ramsey was born July 8, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Barbara Lee Ramsey and Harold Leland Ramsey. She graduated from Wadsworth High School in Wadsworth, Ohio, in 1971 and from Ohio State University in 1975 with a degree in journalism.
She worked for the American Freedom Train in 1976, traveling across the United States for the Bicentennial. She later worked for the CSC Corp., and most recently, until she was no longer able, for C3 Inc. in Virginia.
Her interests included gardening, art and the opera.
She is survived by her husband of nine years, Brian Hahn of Arnold; one sister, Lynn Ramsey of Tucson, Ariz.; two nephews; and one aunt.
Her family and friends are invited to a memorial service at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Columbus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 North, Building A, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Mary Bertha "Me Me" Smith, 87, a longtime resident of Annapolis, died Dec. 6, 2001 at North Arundel Hospital of natural causes.
Mrs. Smith was born March 7, 1914, in Baltimore and attended school in the area. She worked as a domestic until she retired.
A member of the First Baptist Bowman Special Choir, she enjoyed ceramics and had a stuffed animal collection, mostly cats.
Her husband, the Rev. William Smith, died in 1976.
She is survived by one daughter, Thelma Carter of Baltimore; one brother, Jesse Smith of Annapolis; devoted friend Thersa Jones of Annapolis; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Miller's Metropolitan Chapel, 1922 Forest Drive. A Christian wake will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 31 Washington St., where funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the services at Annapolis Memorial Gardens, 814 Bestgate Road.