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Villafuerte, Roxanne Elizabeth Garcia
Birth: Friday, September 22, 1972 in Washington, DC
Residence: Waldorf, MD
Death: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the age of 46
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Roxanne Elizabeth Garcia Villafuerte, 46, of Waldorf MD, passed away on August 15, 2019 at her home.

She was born on September 22, 1972 in Washington, DC to Margo Garcia and the late Mario Garcia.

Along with her mother, Roxanne is survived by her daughters, Kendra and Jessica Thompson, Natalia and Cindy Villafuerte; grandson, Bryson Villafuerte; sisters, Sandra Ring (Garcia), Lynette Garcia, Kim Garcia and many other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will unite on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for a Memorial Life Celebration at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Please join us in wearing red or pink (Roxanne's favorite colors).

Pettit, Robert Francis, III
Birth: Thursday, April 28, 1960 in Washington, DC
Residence: North Beach, MD
Death: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the age of 59
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Robert Francis "Bobby" Pettit III, 59, of North Beach passed away August 15, 2019 at his residence.

He was born April 28, 1960 in Washington, D.C. to Robert Francis, Jr. and Lena Ann (Windsor) Pettit. Bobby was raised in Croom and graduated from Gwynn Park High School in 1978. He married Donelle Sweeney on September 29, 1995 and they lived in Drum Point where they raised their family. He and Donelle moved to North Beach in 2012.

Bobby was employed as a mechanic with Prince George's County Board of Education and retired after 36 years of service. Following his retirement, Bobby worked for the Town of North Beach on the North Beach boardwalk, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.

Bobby loved animals, especially cats. He enjoyed NASCAR, his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was an avid fan of the Washington Capitals and Dallas Cowboys and he enjoyed going to racetracks, traveling to Murrells Inlet, SC, and participating in car shows, where he won many awards and trophies for his truck.

Bobby is survived by his wife Donelle Lynn Pettit of North Beach, children Justin Edward Sears and his partner Nick Sullinger of Brooklyn, NY and Megan Grace Sears and her fiancé Tyler Gilkerson of Fort Collins, CO, parents Robert and Lena Pettit of Upper Marlboro, sister Anne Marie Lindsay and her husband Jimmy of PA, brothers James Albert Pettit and his wife Karen and Charles Anthony Pettit, both of Upper Marlboro, mother and father-in-law Ron and Donna Sweeney of Chesapeake Beach, sister in law Dawn Fitzgerald and her husband Darrell of Prince Frederick and his beloved cats Elsie and Teeny. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Straus, Susan Marie
Birth: Monday, November 09, 1953 in LaPlata, MD
Residence: Accokeek, MD
Death: Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 65
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Susan Marie Straus passed away at home on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Accokeek, MD at the age of 65. Born November 9, 1953, in La Plata, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond St. Clair and Peggy Barbara St. Clair.

Susan married the love of her life, Eric T. Straus on June 2, 1972. Together, they celebrated over 47 years of marriage and raised two loving children, their son, Olin Straus (Heather) of La Plata, MD and daughter, Linden Kline (Kevin) of Mechanicsville, MD.

Susan held a master's degree from The George Washington University in Education and Human Development. Susan worked as a career counselor at the College of Southern Maryland for the majority of her career.

In addition to her husband and children, Susan is survived by her five grandchildren, Harper, Reagan, Emerson, Cameron, Lucas; brothers, Keith St. Clair, Glenn St. Clair, and Brian St. Clair; and sister, Donna Fuqua.

In addition to her family, Susan loved watching her grandchildren play, walking her Greyhounds to Piscataway Park, and vacationing at her lake home at Lake Gaston.

Family will welcome friends at a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue (12540 Blunts Cove Drive, Lusby, MD 20657) or via Paypal (at Online condolences to the family can be shared at

Farrell, Benjamin Thomas, III
Birth: Wednesday, December 28, 1966
Death: Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 52
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Monday, August 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
41590 Fenwick Street


Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 10:00am
Holy Angels Catholic Church
21340 Coltons Point Road
AVENUE, MD 20609

Tyler, Joseph Aloysius "Chummy"
Birth: Monday, June 14, 1943 in Avenue, MD
Residence: Bushwood, MD
Death: Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 76
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Joseph ("Chummy") Aloysius Tyer, 76, of Bushwood, MD, was called home to be with the Lord on August 12, 2019. Chummy was born on June 14, 1943, in Avenue, MD, to the late Joseph Aloysius Tyer and Juanita Frances Woodland. He was the oldest of two sons.

Prior to returning to St. Mary's County in 2004, Chummy resided in Temple Hills, MD, and was employed by the Clevenger Corporation as a truck driver for over 30 years. He also worked for the General Mills Corporation.

In his younger years, Chummy performed with the Dontells Band as a bass guitarist. He would entertain his family by strumming tunes on his bass guitar, while his granddaughters danced to the music. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, watching football, boxing, wrestling and especially westerns. His favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, washing and waxing his truck and taking walks. To wind down at the end of the day, he would smoke a cigar or "stokey", as he would call it.

In addition to his parents, Chummy was preceded in death by his brother, Richard ("Bubba") Henry Tyer and nephew, Rodney Maddox.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 53 years, Anna Geraldine; two daughters, Alicia Price and LaTonya Marshall (Michael); two granddaughters, Tanicia Price and LaKia Marshall; one sister-in-law, Alberta Jenifer; one brother-in-law, Theodore Carter; one godson, Robert Carter; one nephew, Terrence Tyer; two aunts, Josie Armstrong and Amanda Clyburn (Hearley); two uncles, Aloysius Tyer (Grace) and Desales Tyer (Pat); two special longtime friends, Ernest Carter and Melvin Armstrong, who he thought of as his brothers and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for visitation at 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 21340 Colton Point Rd, Avenue, MD 20609. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Bushwood, MD 20618

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