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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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Robert “Bob” Hopkins Boyles

Posted On: 9/10/15
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Willards Robert “Bob” Hopkins Boyles, age 71, died Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2015, while in respite care at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from complications relating to previous stomach cancer.   Bob was born on Nov. 20, 1943, to the late James R. and Clarinda Catherine Boyles of Sunset Beach Pasadena, Md.    Bob grew to have many interests, one of them being music. In his senior year (‘61) at Glen Burnie High School, he was selected as drum major for the marching band. Bob excelled at the trumpet and played with the Anne Arundel County Junior Symphony. He loved boating and boat racing and crewed in many races and traveled as far as Canada to race.   Bob was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. Bob eventually decided that he wanted to move to Ocean City, where he had vacationed as a young boy, to raise his young family. So, in 1983, he and his family moved permanently to Ocean City. Almost ...
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Kathryn L. Collins

Posted On: 9/10/15
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Bishopville Kathryn L. Collins, 93, of Bishopville died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Roxana, Del. and was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Wilgus) Leary. She was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville, where she sang in the church choir for many years. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Emerson S. Collins of Bishopville; three sons, Michael E. Collins and wife, Shirley, of Snow Hill; David J. Collins and wife, Connie, of Bishopville and Jeffrey R. Collins and wife, Kathy, of Selbyville; a daughter, Barbara C. Poniatowski and husband, Conrad, of St. Augustine, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Michael Collins, Aaren Hayman, Jessica Collins, Kyle Collins, Megan Collins, Kathleen Poniatowski, Chris Daniel and Beth Hanson; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Collins, Clara Collins-Ellingsworth, Kennedy Hayman, Korie Hayman and Richard Hanson IV. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Leary and a sister, Ruth Pepper. A special thank...
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David John Schor

Posted On: 9/10/15
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Whaleyville David John Schor, 59, died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Harold A Schor, Sr., and Vivian Tilghman Schor Reimann, and stepfather, the late Bill Reimann. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Prettyman Schor, earlier this year. He is survived by his step-daughter, Jessica Taylor and her husband, Jason, of Girdletree, and four step-grandchildren, Jacob, Josh, Jace and Jenna. Also surviving is a brother, Samuel Schor, of Ocean City, and two sisters, Rachel Wilson of Virginia, Debbie Jones and her husband, Tom, of Whaleyville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Schor Jr. Mr. Schor had served in the United States Army and was owner/operator of Schor Plumbing, which serviced the plumbing needs of the Food Lion Supermarkets across the Eastern Shore. Dave was a blessed man and devoted follower of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He was v...
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John Joseph Sparzak

Posted On: 9/10/15
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Ocean Pines The pearly gates were thrust open on 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, as St. Peter greeted John Joseph Sparzak with a firm handshake and a hug. In the background, a jazz band could be heard playing “Oh When the Saints Come Marching In,” as John always wanted when this day came. We recognize how difficult the past four months have been for John, and ever the man of great strength, he remained strong until he was called to heaven to be reunited with his sister, Cynthia, and his mother and father. What we can imagine is that today there is a patio in heaven with a table covered in newspaper and a bushel of crabs laid out for him to enjoy with his sister and brother-in-law, Johnny. It’s all right, dad, you can share a Natty Boh with your sister. If there is one word to describe John, it is “strength.” His strength of character and Catholic faith was one to be emulated. His strong belief in family made him a husband of all ages to his wife...
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