Lewis Liberty “Lou” Bennett, 85, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on October 12, 2016 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
Lou was born on July 4, 1931 to the late Frank and Olive M. Earnhardt Bennett in Norfolk, VA.
Lou’s professional endeavors expanded across careers providing public service and a great spirit of entrepreneurship. He served as a Master Mechanic 2nd Class on the U.S.S. Great Sitkin from January 1952 to April 1955 where he was deployed to the Mediterranean supporting mobile ready reserve fleet ammunition, and later in fleet maneuvers in the Atlantic (New York) and the Caribbean. His career included working at the Washington Star from 1955 to 1971 as a route manger and mechanic in Southern Prince George’s County, MD. He also worked for Buck Distributing, Upper Marlboro, MD, and as an Engineer for The State Department, Washington, D.C. where he retired at almost 71 years of age. The Southern Maryland community knew him as owner/operator of Williams Package Goods, Hughesville, MD; and several other small businesses over the years. Lou loved spending time with his family and many friends, especially on his 4th of July birthday. He also loved camping, riding his Harley, and tinkering with mechanical things. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge.
Attribution: Southern Maryland News Net
Born in California, she was raised in Seattle. She graduated from Stanford University in 1954 and went to Washington, D.C., as a reporter, first for The Washington Post, later for the Washington Daily News and the Washington Star. She was co-author of two books: Tip, a Biography of Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., Speaker of the House and Interest Groups, Lobbying and Policymaking.
She moved to Sandwich, New Hampshire, in 1981 with her husband, Richard L. Lyons, but continued working part time as a reporter for the Boston Globe's New Hampshire Weekly.
In Sandwich, Shirley was president of the Friends of the Samuel Wentworth Library, a member of the Bearcamp Valley Garden Club, the New Hampshire Music Festival, Sandwich Historical Society, the Society for the protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Over the Hill hikers. She worked as a writer and co-editor on the book of Sandwich history published in 1995 by the Sandwich Historical Society.
When Shirley Elder Lyons received the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Print Media Award in 1993 for the second consecutive year, she had already spent four decades in a career that took her from California to covering Congress to the Granite State.
As a correspondent for the Globe’s New Hampshire Weekly, she examined campaign funding, interviewed politicians, and profiled top judges and lawyers – only to subsequently report on ethics woes some of them faced.
She also reported on the achievements of women who pushed for gender parity in New Hampshire’s elected offices and legal community. Mrs. Lyons’s profile of the first woman to serve as president of the state bar association was among the pieces that led to the award.
“My philosophy is we have a responsibility to educate people and to tell people in simple terms about complex legal issues,” she told the Globe in a January 1993 interview.
Attribution: Bostonglobe.com, Legacy.com
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He was the life of every party, with a personality that was boisterous and was always ready with a story to tell about his unique and well traveled life. His career as a sports writer for USA Today took him to every corner of the globe, and his countless published articles, and book, "The Senior Tour," will be steadfast reminders of his true passion for and connection to the sporting world. Steve himself, was an avid golfer for many years, and was a past member of Ocean Side Country Club, where he served on many executive committees.