August 28 - Philip Alfred “Al” Gatton, 85 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on August 19, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on June 11, 1932 in Bushwood, MD, he was the son of the late Frances Louise Gatton and Philip Dominic Gatton. Al was the loving husband of the late Jeanne Sunderland Gatton, whom he married on July 4, 1952 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Compton, MD, and who preceded in death on July 22, 2013. Al is survived by his children; Sandra Abell (George) of Leonardtown, MD, Joyce Downs (Preston) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Philip L. Gatton (Tracy) of Hollywood, MD. Granddaughters Melissa Long (Brandon) of Mechanicsville, MD and Shannon Dent (Rob) of Chaptico, MD, 3 great-grandchildren; Hailey and Christopher Long and Robby Dent. Siblings: Francis Morehead, Ralph Gatton and Ellen Hill. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Doris Bussler, Everett Gatton and Calvin Gatton. Al was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident and graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1949. Al Served in the United States Navy from May 11, 1951 to May 10, 1955. While serving in the United States Navy he earned the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal, his duty stations included Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD. Prior to taking ownership of the Hills Club Restaurant he worked for Stewart Petroleum Company for 16 years as a cook on their tugboats. Al was the restaurant proprietor of the Hills Club Restaurant, retiring on March 18, 1990 after 21 years. Al was a member and past president of the Mechanicsville Lions Club, Mechanicsville, MD, as well as past member of the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Mechanicsville, MD, and American Legion in Hughesville, MD. He served on the Board of Directors for the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad. Al loved to fish, hunt and cook.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD, where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Father Bob Kosty officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: Robert Dent, Rocky Woodburn, Brandon Long, Jerry Downs Joe Jarboe and Herman Downs. Honorary Pallbearers will be; George Abell, Preston Downs, Dickie Graves, Eddie Copsey, Lee Downs, and IZ (Buck) Swarey.
Contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 50 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 15 Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
July 17 - Our next Screen on the Green featuring TROLLS will be on Saturday August 19. Doors will open at 7PM and the movie will start about 8:15. Bring your chairs, bring your blankets, bring the kids, Free admission, concessions available. See our Facebook page for mare information
June 7 - The Leonardtown Rotary Club is hosting their first annual Paddle For First Responders! The event will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf and McIntosh Run on June 10th, 2017 (rain date: June 17th, 2017). The purpose of this event is to raise money to be used for scholarships for first responders, their families, and to help the Leonardtown Rotary for grants.
Registration for the event can be found on www.paddleforfirstresponders.org. Check in will be at 8:30 am and the race will begin at 10:00 am. This will consist of a timed kayak race on Breton Bay, paddle for fun event on McIntosh Run, entertainment, food at the Leonardtown Wharf, and ...
March 28 - The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Banquet on March 23rd was attended by Faith Roache, Ronnie and Linda Talton and Cody Sir. RSVP recognizes retired and senior volunteers for their service in the community. Faith, Ronnie and Linda were each awarded a gold Presidential Pin and Certificate for contributing over 500 hours of volunteer service with MVRS in 2016. Cody Sir attended as a squad representative at a Recruitment and Retention table. MVRS was one of 34 county organizations recognized at the banquet. All the RSVP organizations' volunteers together saved the county over $800,00 ... (Full Story)
Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad 28120 Old Flora Corner Road POB 15 Mechanicsville, MD 20659 301-884-2900