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Richard Henry Sommers


BERLIN — Richard Henry Sommers, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Jacob Sommers and Ida Pollack Sommers.

Mr. Sommers served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with distinction. He had worked as a postman and also for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon K. Sommers; three sons, David Sommers and his wife, Lynn, Thomas Sommers and his wife, Wendy, and Mark Jantz and his wife, Connie; a son-in-law, Mark Fitzurka; two daughters, Darlene Stewart and her husband, Harold, and Kim Lewis and her husband, Eric; a brother, Jacob Sommers and his wife, Flory; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Fitzurka.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A viewing was held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Md.

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