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Jean Gray Brittingham

Posted On: 10/27/16
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Newark/Ocean View Jean Gray Brittingham, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at her home. Born in Newark, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Elva Brittingham. She is survived by her nephews, Jim Sturgis, Samuel Sturgis and Bill Scott, and her beloved friend, Catharine “Kitty” McKee, of Ocean View, Delaware. She was preceded in death by her bother, Rudolph “Rudy” Brittingham. Ms. Brittingham was a 1938 graduate of Snow Hill High School and a graduate of the University of Delaware, Class of 1942. She had been a Home Economics teacher for 31 years at John M. Clayton High School in Dagsboro, Delaware. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Bowen Cemetery in Newark, Maryland. Rev. Casey Lee officiated.   A donation in her memory may be made to: Bowen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Newark, Maryland 21841. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
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Robert Kendall Wilkins

Posted On: 10/27/16
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Berlin Robert Kendall Wilkins, age 74, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at his home in Libertytown near Berlin. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Alvin Wilkins and Gladys Wilkins. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Minnie Tubbs Wilkins. He is also survived by his children, Robert Wilkins of Berlin, Barbara Black and her husband, John, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Sandra Dougan and her husband, James, of Bishopville, Maryland; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a half-brother, Edward Evans, of Whaleyville. He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Richard Evans, in 2015. He was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School Class of 1958 where he had been active in the Future Farmers of America. Mr. Wilkins had worked as an auto mechanic for many years. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post #123 in Berlin, VFW and the Assateague Beach Buggy Association....
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Mary Kathryn Merritt

Posted On: 10/27/16
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Berlin Mary Kathryn Merritt, ”Kitty,” age 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Born in Slab Fork, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Ruth Cook Linthicum. She is survived by her children, Tammy Delaney, Terri Westcott, Mark Delaney and Tracy Delaney. She was an adored grandmother to four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Rondy and Preston Linthicum. Kitty had been a care giver. Her kindness and generous spirit leaves a loving memory with her family and many dear friends. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.  29, 2016 at Lighthouse Church of God. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastors Theo Hobbs and Ron Soulsman will officiate. A donation in her memory may be made to: Lighthouse Church of God, 11742 Sinepuxent Rd., Berlin, Maryland 21811, or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland...
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Mary Margaret Stevens

Posted On: 10/13/16
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Ocean Pines Mary Margaret Stevens, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Cullen Hasson. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David M. Stevens, and children, David G. Stevens and Jennifer L. Austin and her husband, Christopher. There are three grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Blake. Also surviving are her brothers, Edward Hassan and his wife, Judy, William Hassan and his wife, Terry, and a sister, Anne Tyrpak, and her husband, Richard. Mrs. Stevens was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Patterson New Jersey, received a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree from The Catholic University of America. She worked in hospital nursing at NIH and Montgomery General and home health care nursing for the Montgomery County Department of Health from which she retired. After retirement, she...
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Herbert John Schoellkopf, Jr.

Posted On: 5/12/16
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Herbert John Schoellkopf, Jr., of Ocean City, known to most as Herb, and also as “the Old Pro,” passed away peacefully of natural causes, May 5, 2016 at age 95 surrounded by his family. He was a loving and well-loved family man, a hardworking businessman with great creativity and imagination, a very patriotic veteran, and a playful man who loved athletics, music, tropical travel, scuba diving, humor and dancing. Of his many sayings and mottos his standout advice to all was “work hard, play hard.” He was generous in many ways, and was especially supportive of organizations that serve those with disabilities. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on May 4, 1921 to Herbert John, Sr. and Helen Sturr Schoellkopf. As a child he lived through the Depression, in which his family was hit very hard. He attended Camden High, where he was a track star who ran on the winning mile relay team in the Penn Relays in 1938 and 1939. He attended Guilford College as an undergradu...
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Edward Charles Stotz

Posted On: 5/12/16
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Edward Charles Stotz of Berlin, formerly of Rockville, Maryland, died April 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy O’Riley Stotz, who he married in 1992. Edward was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy T. Stotz, of Rockville, Maryland, to whom he was married for 32 years. He was born in Montague City, Massachusetts to Edward and Florence (Huntoon) Stotz, and led a full and successful life. He was a star athlete at Turners Falls High School playing football, baseball and running track, having graduated in 1946. He attended Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts and played football at Syracuse University. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1951, with a degree in electrical engineering. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy and had a successful career with Vitro Corporation where he worked on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and the Gemini Space Program. The highlight of his...
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Meghan Rebecca Hanle

Posted On: 2/11/16
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Berlin Meghan Rebecca Hanle, of Berlin, Md., born June 14, 1983, passed away due to heart failure on Jan. 24, 2016 at the age of 32 at PRMC in Salisbury.   She is loved by and survived by her daughter, Madison Knox; parents, Gayle and John Hanle; step-father, John Harrison and boyfriend, Eric Knox.   She was an extremely kind and loving person that so enjoyed family, friends, the beach, saving pets, as well as interacting in social media and many other things.   A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Rich Burkhard presided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.  
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Vincent Andrew Golczynski, Jr.

Posted On: 2/11/16
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Ocean Pines Vincent Andrew Golczynski, Jr., “Vince,” age 63, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Vincent Andrew Golczynski, Sr. and Juanita Rush Golczynski. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Darlene Mae Parks Golczynski, and a son, Michael Alan Golczynski and his wife, Tiffany, of Ocean Pines. There are two grandchildren, Dustin and Hailey Golczynski. Also surviving is a brother, Joseph Golczynski and his wife, Christine, of Baltimore, and two nephews, Joe and Andrew Golczynski. Mr. Golczynski had worked for many years with Fuch’s Corporation as a fork lift operator and laborer. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment was private for the family. Cremation will follow. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.  
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Dennis Eugene Allred

Posted On: 2/11/16
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Ocean Pines Dennis Eugene Allred, age 65, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jerry Allred and Dorothy Lewandowski Allred. He is survived by his beloved wife, Christine Jakubowski Allred, and daughters, Angela Allred of Glen Burnie, Md., and Carla Staubs and her husband, Dirk, of Ocean Pines. There are five grandchildren, Alec Kirby, Gavin Staubs, Lily Staubs, Dominic Allred and Kamron Hebron. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Allred. Mr. Allred was a computer programmer working for the Department of Defense, NSA, at Ft. Meade. Dennis was a United States Marine veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Synepuxent American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City and was a Ravens fan. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of his daughter on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Friends are welcome to stop by between 2 and 7 p.m. An inurnment service...
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Jean Welliver Patton

Posted On: 12/17/15
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Jean Welliver Patton Jean Welliver Patton “Judy,” 78, of Berlin, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, surrounded by family.   Born in Flushing, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Allan J. Welliver and Jean Murray Welliver. Judy grew up in Wayne, Pa. and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa. She later graduated from Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Mass. She worked as a secretary at Wyeth Laboratories where she met her future husband, Thomas J. Patton (deceased). She earned a degree for childhood education from Harcum College and taught as an assistant nursery school teacher at St. David’s Nursery School. She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Anne Patton and husband, Stephen Farr, Elizabeth P. Mulholland and husband, Andrew Spillard, of Wayne, Pa.; sister, Joan C. Welliver of West Chester, Pa.; grandchildren, Savanna J. Hastings of Berlin and Christina L. Mulholland and Michael M. Mulholland of Wayne, Pa. She is survived by her devoted dog, Emma. Judy w...
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