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41590 Fenwick Street
P.O. Box 270
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-8500
Fax: (301) 475-8909
Linda Ching-Swarey

Linda Mae Ching-Swarey

Monday, March 11th, 1946 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Linda Mae Ching-Swarey, 73 of Hollywood, MD passed away on November 27, 2019 at her residence.

Born March 11, 1946 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of John
Richard Knott, Sr, of Hollywood, MD and the late Virginia Pilkerton Knott.

Linda was the loving wife of the late Israel Zook Swarey, Jr. whom she married on March 11, 2001 and preceded her in death January 18, 2019.

She is survived by her son: Robert A. (Denise) Ching of Mechanicsville, MD step-children: Deborah Swarey Hall of Mechanicsville, MD, Jacqueline Seevers of Menifee, CA, Abigail C. Halter of McKee, KY, and Israel “Buck” Swarey, III of Louisville, KY, siblings: John R. Knott, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD, Darlene Knott Ridgell of Hollywood, MD and Terrence Knott of Hollywood, MD, 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, also survived by her best friend and caregiver Deborah “Sissy” Morgan

In addition to her husband Linda was preceded in death by her brothers: Charles Knott and Leonard Knott.
Linda worked as a clerk at IGA, and had her Realtors License, she loved boating on the “Linda Mae Sea”, crocheting and Blue Grass music.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a Service will follow at 10:00AM with Father Ray Schmidt officiating. Serving as Pallbearers: Shawn Knott, Justin Clements, Robert Ching, Jr., Michael Spak, Roger Ridgell and Eddie Hall. Honorary Pallbearers: Francis Guy, David Knott, Francis Russell and Malcolm Brennon.

Interment will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 |
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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    Father Ray Schmidt
  • Interment

    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
    43927 St. John's Road
    HOLLYWOOD, MD 20636
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Mary Dryden

Posted at 09:06am
To the family
I'm so sorry for your loss .May she RIP . i Went to school with Linda ,she was always so happy ,every morning we would set and talk about everything that was happening in our daily lives away from school .-It started our school day out in laughter -After high school i lost track of her because i had got married .Years later i ran into her at Hills half way house , she was married to Mr Swarey then, and was telling me about the homes that they had built .this was the same happy Linda i remember from school .About 3 mo ago i had learned about her illness So i got to say hello to her through facebook ,Deb was with her then that was the last time I got to see her .I offer mt sympathy & Prayers to all God Bless

Kay Carter

Posted at 05:24pm
Linda and IZ were patrons of mine for many years. IZ and his Bluegrass fellows played at my restaurant on several occasions. Linda always there with her big smile. She was strong woman even being in much pain. They enjoyed having breakfast at Scheibles and chatting with their many friends. Now an angel from above. RIP LInda

leeanna cancila

Posted at 03:16pm
To the most amazing Friend anyone could have. You and IZ have been amazing since the 1st day we spoke on the phone 15 years ago. We have had some amazing years together, good times and bad, good cries and bad. I will never forget having IZ be ordained to marry us and you standing by me as my maid of honor. I would not have wanted it any other way. You have earned your wings my love fly high with IZ and it is never goodbye it is until I see you again.

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