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Gilman, Paul Anthony
Birth: Friday, September 18, 1953 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Death: Sunday, October 09, 2016 at the age of 63
Laid to Rest: in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Paul Anthony Gilman of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the age of 63. He was born in Washington, DC, on September 18, 1953 to Emily (Wyvill) and Arthur Gilman, Sr. Prior to moving to Calvert County three years ago, Paul live in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

He had a number of hobbies, which included, fishing, cars, cheering for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys football teams, animals and reading mysteries. He also enjoyed dancing, playing music and his motorcycle. Paul was employed as an airplane mechanic. A job he loved and took very seriously.

Paul was the loving father of Kelley Ann Pecht and devoted grandfather to his granddaughters - Molly, Veronica, Brittney and Xanaphia. He was the brother of Pat Warman, Ann Commeree (Vic), Lynn Dennis, Jane Clavelli (Frank), David Gilman (Laurie), Carol Anderson, Alice Litz (Dave), Arthur Gilman (Joanie), Ruth Harris, Mike Gilman (Karen) and the late Barbara Gilman. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home.

Purdy, Dorothy White
Birth: Thursday, September 02, 1926 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Saturday, October 08, 2016 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Dorothy White Purdy, 90, of La Plata, MD formerly of Clinton, MD passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016. She lived a full and rich life, blessed with laughter and the love of family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Dorothy was born on September 2, 1926 in Washington, DC to George Madison and Mevie Lee White. A member of the "Greatest Generation", she married John Robert Purdy (Bob) on March 12, 1943. Together for 37 years, they raised seven children before his death in 1980.

Dorothy was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who exemplified the virtues of selflessness, unconditional love, generosity and wisdom. She was happiest when she was with her family.

Dorothy was a beach lover and relished every moment life would allow her to spend by the ocean. She was particularly fond of the beaches of Rehobeth Beach, DE and Topsail Island, NC. In addition to her love of the beach, she was a voracious reader, theater buff, lighthouse enthusiast and a bird watcher who had a special fondness for hummingbirds.

She loved and raised Boston Terriers. In later years, she became an admirer of sea turtles. Upon her retirement from the Federal Government Printing Office in 1994, she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of travel. She and her childhood friend, Joy Boyer travelled extensively and enjoyed trips to Europe, New England, Canada, the Rocky Mountains and California.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Joanne Yates (Donald) of Mechanicsville, MD, John Jr. (Mary) of Fredericksburg, VA, Steven (Diana) of Surf City, NC, Donald of Hughesville, MD, Richard of Hughesville, MD, Thomas (Angela) of Indian Head, MD, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her brother, George Madison White, Jr. and her son, Michael Lee Purdy.

Family will receive friends for Dorothy's Life Celebration on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Tucker, Jeff Tucker, Kurt Smith, Chuck Williams, Andrew Purdy, and David Purdy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445, or the Charles County Humane Society, 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.


McGraw, John Daniel
Birth: Sunday, July 30, 1961
Residence: Port Tobacco, Maryland
Death: Monday, October 10, 2016 at the age of 55
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John Daniel McGraw, 55, of Port Tobacco, Maryland died October 10, 2016 at his residence with Hospice. Son of the late Finis Harold McGraw and the late Anna Mary Stickley McGraw.

John was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served from 1980 through 1984 in Beirut. He was a weapons instructor for 10 years with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC. He loved hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had many friends and was loved by all. He most enjoyed being at family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rhonda Mae Welch McGraw; his sons, Keith E. McGraw and Adam D. McGraw and wife Jessica; his sister, Dolores McMurray and husband Larry; his brothers, Finis H. McGraw and wife Jennifer and Michael L. McGraw and wife Patsy; and his grandchildren, Savannah, MyLeigh, LayLa.

Friends received on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10AM until time of Memorial Service at 11:30AM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Memorials in John's name are asked to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20603 or N.R.A. (National Rifle Association), 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fiarfax, Virginia 22030. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.


O'Donnell, Caroline Gaita
Birth: Monday, June 24, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residence: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 07, 2016 at the age of 53
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Caroline Gaita O'Donnell, 53, of Chesapeake Beach passed away October 7, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born June 24, 1963 in Pittsburgh, PA to John T. and Patricia A. (McCarthy) Gaita. Caroline was raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Brashear High School.

Caroline moved to Greenbelt, MD in 1985 where she lived for 17 years. She married Michael Daniel O'Donnell on September 20, 1990 and they made their home in Greenbelt and Upper Marlboro before moving to Chesapeake Beach in 2008. Caroline was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her husband Michael.

Caroline is survived by her husband Michael Daniel O'Donnell, twin sister Caren Gaita of Chesapeake Beach, sister Julie Gaita of Pittsburgh, PA and brother Johnny Gaita of Pittsburgh, PA. She is also survived by aunts Carol and Diane of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Keith Gaita. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

Askins, Eric Thomas
Birth: Tuesday, October 20, 1998 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Sunday, October 09, 2016 at the age of 17
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Eric Thomas Askins, 17, of Hollywood, MD passed away on October 9, 2016. Born on October 20, 1998 in Prince Frederick, MD, he was the loving son of Laura "Laurie" Kimberly Quade Askins and Joseph "Joe" Mitchell Askins of Hollywood, MD. Eric is survived by his brother, Travis Joseph Askins of Hollywood, MD and grandmother, Nancy Irene Quade. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Martin Allen Quade, Loretta Askins and Mitchell Askins.

Eric graduated from Great Mills High School in 2016 and was student at University of Maryland Baltimore County. He was a lifeguard and lifelong county resident.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church Hollywood, MD with Father Ray Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

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