Bobby and I were extremely close friends especially grades 8-10. So many of my "coming of age" memories of those years involve him. We managed to get into plenty of mischief and seemed to laugh for years. He was hilarious. We skipped school to ride the bus to DC and lie our way into adult theaters, marauded through the Smithsonian, and ran up the Washington Monument with Joe Pickett. We were constantly obsessed with girls girls girls and forever compared notes on the subject, like the guys in "Summer of 42". He had this smile that seemed irresistible to them. He was an able wingman on a couple of blind double dates I dragged him to so I could get the girl. A true pal. His charm easily carried him between all the various groups in junior high, a friend to all. Do you remember he sang lead in a band in 9th grade, the "Changing Times"? I was supposed to be in that band but didn't yet have a guitar. I think the only gig was a sock hop. That year Bobby and I were the MCs for the talent show and we laughed our way through that one too. The big act was two guys singing the theme from the "Green Berets" and "Batman". Funny what you remember. I know I regrettably lost track of him after he left SHS after 10th grade I think, and have thought about him a zillion times. Now I will bear the regret that I didn't reach out to him the last time I thought of him. Remember the hard lesson I've learned over the years - you rarely get a second chance to do the right thing. Love you Bobby. You helped shape who I am. As long as I have memories, you will live in them. Dave
Barbara helped me pass Algebra 2 with Colonel Cooper. I sat next to her
and she was very generous in looking over my homework and helping me find the answers to the the problems I could not solve on my own.
This wonderful girl took a piece of my heart in 9th grade and never let it go. I can still remember our first date, to see "Ten Little Indians" at the Andrews theater. She was the cutest little thing you ever saw, and so genuine and kind. I'm sure she hadn't a mean bone in her body. She is intertwined in so many of my Surrattsville memories, building homecoming floats, dances, track & cross country scorekeepers. Look at this great photo of her pretending to cross the finish line with Carrie Jesse, Susan Miller, Gerri Stalnaker and Terry Profilet. We stayed in touch over the years, meeting up a few times. She even came to Miami to console me after my first wife passed away in 1995. I'll never forget her standing at the airport with her long blonde hair blowing in the wind. So beautiful. Such a good friend, getting my house to rights, playing with my daughter, and putting a patch or two on my broken heart. I don't think she ever stopped being a hippie. Or being lovable. Even though I haven't seen you in years, I will miss you forever. Love, Dave
From Carrie Jessee Loftus on November 5th, 2018
Melissa was my dearest friend. Both of us took a break from our college experience and lived with a household of folks in Orlando FL. We worked as the first employees at Walt Disney World! Over the years there were visits to each other's locations. She only missed one of my many abodes, but I stayed at all three of hers! We shared letters, postcards (all saved and often re-read), phone calls, texts, and even a boyfriend!
She was a big influencer in my life. She enjoyed and respected what this world offered and gave back a gentle sweetness. She had so many friends and I am lucky to have been one of them. Her time with us was too short and I miss her every day. I always think of Sweet Melissa with the phrase "If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever."
From the day William "Bill" Dibble was born he was confronted with challenge. Born on July 20, 1951 in Toyoko Japan, Bill was cared for in an orphanage. At 2 ½ years old, he was adopted by his American parents, Wheeler and Jewel Dibble (Deceased). A few years later, while still in Japan, Bill went with his parents to the orphanage to select his baby sister. His parents then adopted his younger sister Roberta, where they were raised in America. While in America Bill faced the difficulty of finding his place within his peer group, as well as often moving due to his father's military service.
He began working at Pacific Bell Company in downtown San Diego in 1969. He began as a dishwasher in the kitchen, and eventually retired 30 years later as the Engineering Service Manager over Southern California.
He was very proud of his accomplishments with Pacific Bell, but when recently asked his greatest accomplishment he said "I was born an orphan, and somehow ended up with 4 intelligent, beautiful children, and 5 equally beautiful and intelligent grandchildren."
His first born, William, was born when Bill was just 19 years old, his daughter Wendy followed just 4 years later. Certainly this was a time of great challenge, married with 2 young children at a very young age. He then went on to meet his wife of 25 years, Lisa. With whom he had his two sons, Andrew and Brian. He truly enjoyed this second chance as he coached their sports teams, and became more involved in their lives.
He was just as pleased when his older children married. William to his wife, Teri and Wendy to her husband Paul. Their marriages brought him his five grandchildren; Brennan, Tylar, Seth, Wade and Kinsley.
Bill faced his biggest challenge in 2004 when he was first diagnosed with throat cancer. When it return in 2008 he battled back from significant threats to his life and was left with impeded speech. He did not let this stop him and he faced it with such strength and dignity taking time to appreciate his love for family and friends. Throughout his treatment up to his final months ,he elected to participate in multiple studies at UC San Diego in hopes it would help doctors to learn everything they could so that maybe the next guy would be "luckier".
Bill passed on September 19, 2016, truly loved by his supportive wife Lisa and his "greatest accomplishments".
In lieu of flowers, his wife Lisa, would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/BillDibble or the Zoological Society of San Diego https:// sandiegozoo.org/memorial
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday October 1 from 1 to 6pm at the Coronado Yacht Club.
James William Keech, 65, of Waldorf, MD passed away on June 10, 2016. James was born on January 8, 1951 in Washington, DC to the late Carl Martin and Hilda Olivia Easterday Keech.
He was raised in Aquasco, MD until he moved to Waldorf where he spent most his life. He was a graduate of Surrattsville High school, class of 1969.
He worked as a helicopter mechanic while serving in the United States Army. After leaving the military he worked in the automotive industry.
He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending quality time with his family and his dog Grunt.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his twin brother and best friend Johnny Keech and brother Carl Keech.
He is survived by two daughters; Stefanie Keech Stayton and Amanda Keech Campbell and her husband Christopher, 6 grandchildren; Kayla, Summer, Blake and Jesse Stayton, Taylor and Cason Campbell, and two brothers; Richmond and Robert Keech.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Just a cute story about our growing up years.... Lee Ann stood out even in our early years at Tanglewood. To my eyes she was definitely the most beautiful girl in our class. Beat me out for a role in one our class plays. To be honest she deserved the roll. I don’t know why I was in compition for the role in the first place. I was never good at anything that put me center stage. Then the summer before we started 7th grade I move across the street from David E. Welp I was quite taken with him and I thought we had a pretty good time getting to know each other that summer. That all changed the first day of school. Lee Ann stold his heart and he never looked back. Glad now they had that time together.
From Terry Profilet Constable on October 21st, 2018
Lee Ann and I'd kept in touch always after that life-changing summer of 1969 in Atlantic City, NJ, when Lee, Debbie Reese, Nora Nugent and I went there for the summer, oestensibly so that Lee and Dave Errickson could be together. Little did we know it would cause our lives to change. sometimes with turbulence-- it was definitely a defining moment. Lee and I'd come together at her parents' home in Sherwood Forest several times a year after that. Our lives diverged but we be in contcact by phone. Bryan, Heather, Billy and I moved to Portland, OR, in 1992, but Lee and I didn't let the daily ins and outs of raising families and working get in the way. We began meeting in Golden, Co, in October, where Barbara had moved, to celebrate Babs' birthdays and do girl things together. Today, October 21, is the fifth anniversary of her passing. Barbara passed away a few weeks later. These two kind women were a great influence on me, and their love saw me through some tough times. Terry
In Memory of Diane Karen Tayman Allen, age 61 of Dunkirk, Md passed away in Annapolis on Monday May 13, 2013. She was born in Clinton, Md to Mary Janet
and George Melvin Tayman. She graduated from Surrattsville Senior High in 1969. She is survived by her husband Don Allen and two children.
I grew up with Diane. We played softball, flag football and many other games together along with her brother Melvin during our junior high and high school years. She was a wonderful person, kind, considerate, and humbling.
We lost touch with each other after I went off to college and I am just shocked she passed away. Diane's mother passed away at a young age(38) and I remember the day and week. I felt so bad for her and Melvin.
I know this wonderfull person is in heaven looking down on all of us and hoping she has the opportunity to see us again. Rest in Peace my friend.
From Dianne Hill Burgess on September 17th, 2019
I had known Diane since we started 1st grade at Surrattsville Elementary School. Years later, a funny thing happened when I enrolled my daughter into a preschool class. First day of class I take my 3 year into classroom and then gathered with the other parents at the Welcome meeting the Director was conducting. There was Diane Tayman, it really is a small world. Well, my daughter, Sarah and her daughter Virginia became friends and continued their friendship through the pre school, kindergarten and St John’s years (thru 3rd grade) and were in dance classes and Brownie troop together. It was great renewing our friendship as well. She was a wonderful person and sorely missed.
Diane, May you Rest In Peace !
Deborah Anne Bridgett, 60, of Crofton, died August 31 at her home.
Mrs. Bridgett was born on October 6, 1951 in Baltimore to Robert W. Ehrhardt and Audrey A. (Seling ) Ehrhardt.
She attended Surrattsville High School and graduated class of 1969. Continuing her education at Prince George's Community College, she graduated class of 1973. Mrs. Bridgett began a career in nursing and worked 37 years at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly.
On August 10, 1974, she married James W. Bridgett. They had two daughters, Katherine and Megan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Ehrhardt.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bridgett is survived by her daughters, Katherine Litwin and her husband Aaron Litwin, and Megan Bango and her husband David Bango; grandchildren, Ryan and Ian Litwin, and Adam Bango; mother, Audrey A. Seling; brothers, Robert W. Ehrhardt Jr. and John Smalley Jr.; and sister, Patricia Douglass.
A Remembrance Tribute will be held between 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care P.A, 814 Bestgate Rd. Annapolis. A service of remembrance will be held between 5 and 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 and/or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Online condolences may be made at www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com
Birth: Monday, January 08, 1951 in Aquasco, Maryland Residence: Faulkner, Maryland Death: Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the age of 57 Laid to Rest: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
Memorial Contributions are asked to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Mr. Keech was a self-employed Handyman "Jack of all Trades" for 35+ years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1971-3. He was a past member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Aquasco, MD.
He loved fishing.
Son of the late Carl Martin Keech and the living Hilda Easterday Keech.
Predeceased by his father, and one brother, Carl M. Keech, Jr.
Survived by (living omitted)
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 11am -1pm at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, MD.
A Funeral Service will follow on Tuesday, October 28 at 1pm at Raymond Funeral Chapel.
Interment to take place at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
<span style="" p="" lashley="" ii="" caret-color:"="">Suddenly on December 13, 2003, of Brandywine, MD, the beloved husband of Deanna L. Mann; loving father of Kelli Leigh, Kristen April and Lashley Harold Mann III;
Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner, Jun 23, 1990
SCOTT CHARLES SHAMBECK
Memorial services for Scott Charles Shambeck were conducted Monday, June 18, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel in Green River.
Shambeck, 40, 550 East Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, was found dead in a local Green River Motel at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26.
According to Sweetwater County Coroner Dale S. Majhanovich, Shambeck died at about 9 a.m. Saturday and an autopsy performed revealed that Shambeck died from an apparent accidental head injury that was about one week old.
A resident of Green River since 1975 and former resident of Fontenelle, Shambeck was born in Munich, Germany, Feb. 26, 1950, the son of C.H. “Scotty” and Phyllis Anderson Shambeck. He attended schools in Maryland and was a graduate of the Surattesville High School with the class of 1968. He married the former Linda Kakowski in Green River on Aug. 24, 1979.
Shambeck had worked for the Stauffer Chemical Company as a mine mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Linda of Ferndale, Mich.; his father and stepmother, Charles and Joyce Shambeck of Oakton, Va.; two sons, Erin Shawn Shambeck and Bryan Edward Shambeck, both of Ferndale, Mich.; one daughter, Sara Dawn “Willow” Shambeck of Florida; one brother, Clark Shambeck of Oakton, Va.; one sister, Mrs. John (Brooke) Nolan of McGaheysville, Va. and several nieces and nephews.
Shambeck was preceded in death by his mother.
Jimmy was my first steady bo In Jr. High. Needless to say there were some people in his life who didn’t like our relationship and did a good job of breaking us up. Could understand why they had such hatred for someone they didn’t even know. I was so glad when I heard he had made it back to the USA after Vietnam. And sad to hear his life ended so abruptly after that. Gone but never forgotten.
i was with Larry the night before he died. My college roommate and I had come to my home in between final exams. Larry and Judy Miller were to have a picnic the next day to plan their future. He really loved Judy and I remember heading back to Richmond being very happy for him. This past week I spent some time on the Chesapeake Bay and I couldn't help wondering what he would have done in life, would he and Judy got married, and how many kids would he would have had. Larry was a very special person in my life. No truer friend. I would give anything if he, Dave, and I could sit down and have a beer and remember all the crazy things we did.
Gayle was my back door neighbor in Surratts Gardens. What a wonderful sweet girl. I was so saddened when I heard that she was taken so early in life.
From Dennis Pruitt on July 28th, 2019
I just wanted to say something about this wonderful person. We had been causual aquaintances in high school and then I was in my first year at Clemson and she at East Carolina. We had exchanged a few letters when I was able to catch a ride with a guy to East Carolina for a concert weekend. We saw Manhatten Transfer and Jose' Feliciano. It was a wonderful weekend. What a sweet, kind wonderful woman. We excitedly made plans to get together when we came back to Clinton for Chritsmas. I never saw her again. I understand she contracted encephlitis and by the time it was diagnosed and treated, it was too late. So Gayle, you left us way too early but you'll be in many of hearts forever. Especially mine.
Kathy and I were very good friends in high school. She was cute, petite and funny, and we had many laughs together. I have fond memories of going to her house after school where we would do homework, smoke cigarettes and talk about boys. I remember Kathy hated her given name Hester and always said “Why would anyone name their child Hester?” Come to find out, it was a family name! Kathy’s family took me on vacation with them the summer after graduation and we stayed at a big beach house on the Chesapeake Bay. We had some great times as we embarked on the next chapter of our lives post-graduation. Later that summer, Kathy began employment as a legal secretary in Upper Marlboro and she was able to get me a part time job in her office until I went off to college at the University of Md in the fall. I saw Kathy one time after I started college. She had just gotten married and I met her husband and we reminisced about old times and caught up on what we’d been doing. As so often happens with childhood friends, life took us down different paths and we lost touch after that. I was very saddened when I heard of her passing some years later. Like many others in our class, Kathy was taken from us far too soon. RIP my dear friend.
I remember Seth fondly. He and I had 1969 Camero's and raced around Clinton on many weekends. What a great guy. Happy and funny on many occasions.
So sorry to hear he passed.
From Kathleen Davis on August 17th, 2019
Seth was a great guy. Very impressive when it came to all things in biology class. Didn’t surprise me at all when we found each other again in Ocean City one year to find out he had become a dentist. So sorry he left us so early in his life.