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

Norman Alexander Pilkerton Jr.

Thursday, November 17th, 1938 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Norman Alexander Pilkerton Jr, age 81 of Loveville, MD passed away on October 24, 2020 at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Leonardtown MD. Norman was born on November 17, 1938 in Leonardtown, Maryland to the late Norman Alexander Pilkerton Sr. and Agnes Ruth Pilkerton of Compton. Norman was the loving husband of the late Mary Blanche Pilkerton whom he married on May 14th, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Morganza, MD. They were married for 58 years.

Norman is survived by his brothers and sisters, Marion Mills, Marie Garner, Lawrence Pilkerton, Louise Jones, Kathleen Davis, Arthur Pilkerton, Edward Pilkerton, Eleanor Bailey and Rosemary Wallace.
He is also survived by his four children, Jeffrey Pilkerton (Sandy) of Loveville, Wayne Pilkerton (Jenny) of Clements, Allan Pilkerton (Nancy) of Mechanicsville and Wanda Jones (Mark) of California MD. As well as his 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Norman took great pride in each of his children and taught them the meaning of hard work and was very proud of that.

Norman graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1956 and was Valedictorian of his class.
Norman loved music and enjoyed playing guitar with the band The Music Makers. Norman also had a love for tractors and farming. Norman worked several farms in Compton including Newtown Neck Farm and Bill Bailey’s. He also enjoyed camping, watching TV and having a cold Budweiser.

Norman was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He worked for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office as a 911 emergency dispatcher for 34 years retiring in 2001. During his 34 years, Norman could be heard broadcasting on Christmas Eve that Santa Claus had arrived in St. Mary’s County. Norman enjoyed being a 911 dispatcher and had numerous stories about the calls he received. Norman also worked for St. Mary’s County Public Schools as a school bus contractor for over 30 years. He also worked part-time for Towne Florist and Kenny’s Flowers. Norman was a member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department for twelve years. When Norman was a teenager, he was a member of the only Medical Ambulance that serviced the entire county. He was also a life time member of the Blue Crabs camping group. He and Mary Blanche loved being members of the Blue Crabs and went on several camping trips over the years.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Mattingley Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Chapel with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be his grandsons; John Allan Pilkerton, Cody Pilkerton, David Pilkerton, Jeremy Pilkerton, Christopher Jones, Tyler Jones and Adam Ragan. Honorary Pallbearers will be his granddaughters; Amanda Pilkerton, Lexie Pilkerton and Samantha Ragan.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions can be made to Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or ACTS, P.O. Box 54, Bushwood, MD 20618.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 10:30am
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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    Father Keith Woods
  • Interment

    Charles Memorial Gardens
    26325 Point Lookout Road
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Glenda Quade

Posted at 10:20am
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family. May you find comfort in the best of memories.

Ruth Joy Coombs

Posted at 08:08am
Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are sent to all of Norman's family. One of our most fond memories of Norman is his green thumb. Every year he would borrow our father's tractor and disc to prepare his garden for planting. He always had a lovely garden next to his home on Route 5 in Loveville. We would see Norman driving the dusty Massey Ferguson as he left our drive headed toward his home. A couple days later when he returned the farm equipment, what we saw was the sun bouncing off the old red tractor as it sparkled from the cleaning, waxing and paint touch-up Norman so caringly gave "Massey." If he borrowed anything, he returned it in much better condition than when he picked it up. The Loveville families we remember as we were growing up are "going back home" but are leaving a great legacy of a new generation who carry on the values of their fathers and mothers. We will always have fond memories of Norman and Mary Blanche. From: Ruth Joy Coombs and Betty Joy Thomas

Dorothy Bell

Posted at 08:17pm
I have lots of memories of Norman from our school years at Margaret Brent. He never missed a class reunion. He did love playing guitar in the band with Frankie Harris, Tucker Brown and Mitchel Higgs. They had their regular followers both young and old. As contractors the school bus business was another adventure we shared. To his family I am so sorry for your loss but I know Mary Blanche was waiting for him.

Ricky & Becky Anderson

Posted at 02:13pm
You were the Best Neighbor anyone could ask for. You are missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the beautiful Pilkerton Family.
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Posted at 09:36am
Jeffrey, Wayne, Allan, Wanda Ann and Pilkerton family, Sorry for your loss of your Dad and Norman Jr. Keeping you all in my prayers! At least we all know that Mary Blanche and Norman Jr are back together and happy! RIP Norman Jr. Love, Beanie

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