Death Notices for Edgewater, Davidsonville

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Calpurnia Carter, 103, of West River. Died Friday. Survived by her son and two extremely close friends she called her “adopted sons,” and many great-great nieces and nephews. Carter was a 1926 graduate of Southern High and studied business at Strayer Business College in Washington. She worked for the Fox Film Corp. in Washington, DC, up until 1937.

Johanna Privitera, 102, of Edgewater. Died Friday. Survived by her two sons—both of Edgewater—six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Privitera served as an administrative assistant at the U.S. Treasury Department for 30 years and then spent 18 years working at Catholic University.

Eleanor Blackstock, 90, of Tracys Landing. Died on Sept. 4. Survived by her daughter, two sons and four grandchildren. Blackstock was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church in Sunderland and was a homemaker for most of her life. She was married to her husband James for 58 years before he passed away in 2000. 

Frank J. Smollon, Jr., 88, of Riva. Died on Sept. 2. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence, his three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. World War II interrupted Smollon’s college career, and he went on to serve as a rifleman. He was captured by German military forces on the first day of the Battle of the Bulge. He would later escape and return home to receive several military honors. Smollon went on to work for many companies, including General Electric as an engineer.

Carrie Desmond, 36, and her son Marvin Wallace, 14, of Davidsonville. Died on Sept. 1. Desmond is survived by her parents, her sister and two grandparents. She attended South River High and graduated from UMBC with a degree in computer science. She worked for Northrup Grumman as a software engineer.


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