Obituaries

Johnson Wood
B: 1944-11-10
D: 2017-10-16
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Wood, Johnson
Vincent Quade
B: 1964-06-17
D: 2017-10-15
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Quade, Vincent
James Graves
B: 1938-09-10
D: 2017-10-14
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Graves, James
Mary Tippett
B: 1921-12-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Tippett, Mary
Brian Harding
B: 1974-03-23
D: 2017-10-08
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Harding, Brian
Lynn Rhoads
B: 1935-12-05
D: 2017-10-06
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Rhoads, Lynn
Andrew Cather
B: 1960-06-25
D: 2017-10-06
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Cather, Andrew
Denise Thompson
B: 1951-07-18
D: 2017-10-04
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Thompson , Denise
Terry Nelson
B: 1956-04-09
D: 2017-10-02
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Nelson , Terry
Elmer Spalding, Sr.
B: 1931-06-22
D: 2017-10-01
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Spalding, Sr. , Elmer
Judith Goddard
B: 1954-03-11
D: 2017-10-01
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Goddard, Judith
Benjamin Moore
B: 1988-08-21
D: 2017-09-29
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Moore, Benjamin
Joseph Gardner, Sr.
B: 1930-03-15
D: 2017-09-26
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Gardner, Sr. , Joseph
Charles Long
B: 1932-08-28
D: 2017-09-22
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Long, Charles
Susan Hall
B: 1923-10-06
D: 2017-09-20
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Hall, Susan
Stella Vones
B: 1923-08-27
D: 2017-09-20
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Vones, Stella
Terry Clarke
B: 1963-06-11
D: 2017-09-19
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Clarke, Terry
Jean Laxsus
B: 1946-08-14
D: 2017-09-19
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Laxsus, Jean
Ruby Goddard
B: 1912-05-10
D: 2017-09-18
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Goddard, Ruby
James Bean
B: 1953-12-18
D: 2017-09-17
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Bean, James
Darlene Morris
B: 1950-07-17
D: 2017-09-16
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Morris, Darlene

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MICHAEL K. GARDINER, SR.

Michael K. Gardiner, president of the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and licensed funeral director, began his career in 1970 as an apprentice at the Arehart Funeral Home in LaPlata, Maryland. In 1972, after graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Michael returned to Maryland to work at the W.C. Mattingley Funeral Home. He worked there for 16 years as a licensed Maryland state funeral director, embalmer, and general manager, until he purchased the funeral home in 1988. Michael received his certification as a funeral service practitioner in 1990, became a licensed Maryland state life insurance agent in 2001, and received his certification as a preplanning consultant in 2003.

Michael is past president and member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, past president and life member of the Third District Optimist Club, past chairman of the St. Mary's County Ethics Commission and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Michael is also past chairman and former board member for the St. Mary's County Emergency Medical Service Advisory Council, a member, and a former board member of Hospice of St. Mary's. Michael participates in a number of professional associations as well, such as the National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (serving on the board of directors 2003 - 2007), Maryland State Funeral Directors Association (serving on the board of directors 1995 - 1999), Funeral Ethics Association, and the Cremation Association of North America.

David A. Goff, Licensed Funeral Director

David A. Goff, A third generation mortician since 1940 began his career in 1992 as an apprentice at the Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Maryland.  In 1996, after graduating from the Catonsville College of Mortuary Science in Baltimore County, Maryland, David continued his career serving the Maryland and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the next several years.  David returned to St. Mary's County, Maryland in 2008 where he continues to be a licensed Maryland State funeral director, embalmer, and certified crematory operator at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home assisting Mr. Michael K. Gardiner, Sr. with overseeing the daily general operations of the funeral home.  David participates in a number of professional associations including the National Funeral Directors Association, Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, and the Cremation Association of North America.