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Rohn Anderson Engh

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Osceola, Wis.–Rohn Anderson Engh of Osceola, Wis., 84, passed away on Monday Aug. 4, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, with his family by his side. He died of a sudden infection causing severe pneumonia and complications. Rohn was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa. He was preceded in death by parents, Lynn Anderson Engh and Rosalma Harrigan, affectionately known as “Coolie” and “Muzzie,” and brothers, Denis Anderson and Lynn Michael. Jeri Sullivan Engh, his wife and fellow adventurer for 54 years, survive him; as well as sons, Dan L. of Waukesha, Wis. and James of Grand Rapids, Wis.; sisters, Dona Yates of Iron River, Mich., Mary Joel Davis of Baltimore, brother Fred of Palm Beach, Fla. and 16 nieces and nephews. Rohn Engh grew up in Ocean City, graduated from Buckingham High School, Berlin, Mercersburg Academy, PA and the Maryland Institute College of Art. After service in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Germany, Rohn’...
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Reba Mitchell Purnell

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Ocean City–Reba Mitchell Purnell, age 100, passed away on Aug. 27, 2014 at her home.   Born in Christopher, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillie Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Dudley (1959) and second husband, Harry S. Purnell, Jr (1992).   Surviving, are her step-sons, Harry S. Purnell, III and his wife, Barbara of Princeton, N.J., and John “Jack” H. Purnell and his wife, Patricia of Fenwick, Del. and St Louis, MO. She was a beloved grandmother to five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Reba was a graduate of Illinois State Normal University and taught school for a year in Christopher before becoming a legal secretary in Bloomington, Ill. She and her first husband lived in Beirut, Lebanon and Lima, Peru, where he represented several heavy machinery and automotive companies. After his death, Reba settled in New York City, working as an administrative assistant to a major city official. In 19...
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Marsha E. Davis

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Berlin–Marsha E. Davis, age 68, of Berlin, Md. died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret E. (Johnson) Wier.   She had worked as a legal secretary for the law office of Stacy Harman in Ocean City. She is survived by two daughters: Kendra Sackadorf of Bishopville, Md., and Terri Marley of Ireland, a brother; Robert Wier of Yarmouth Port, MA.  She also has three grandchildren, Noah, Logan and Emily Sackadorf.   A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be sent to Berlin American Legion Post #123 Boggs – Disharoon, 10111 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.  
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Audrey (Dottie) Louise Burgess

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Ocean Pines– Audrey (Dottie) Louise Burgess, age 77, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at her home. Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Ruth Ball Crabtree and Clovis Crabtree. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert B. Burgess, and children; Blair Burgess and his wife, Cynthia, Brian Burgess, Brent Burgess and his wife, Magaly, and Melissa Burgess Palmer and her husband Darrin. There are seven grandchildren, Bonnie, Christopher, Robert, Kelly Rose, Harrison, Maxwell and Julian, and two great-grandchildren, Diego and Sofia. Also surviving is her brother, Tracy Crabtree. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gaynelle Crabtree and Yvonne Nitz. Dottie will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was a wonderful wife, dedicated parent and awesome grandmother. To her children she was both a mother and a best friend. To her husband she was a loving wife, lifelong friend and companion. She will be remembered by f...
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Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Ocean Pines–Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson, age 82, died on Aug. 29, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Peters Hazleton. She is survived by her husband, John G. Everson, and four children, Sharon Vargas Elliott and her husband, Dick; Sonia Vargas and her husband, Larry McDaniel; Sandra Vargas Morgenthaler and her husband, Gene; and Steven Vargas and his wife, Ann. She was adored by her three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving is her sister, Gwendolyn H. White of Reston, Va.   “Betty” had a gracious personality and a beautiful sense of style. She was an artist with the Ocean City and Worcester County art leagues. She loved to be on-the-go: to the beach, enjoying friends, playing cards, dancing, traveling and exercising with the OP “Swimmin’ Wimmin.’” Betty was especially fond of her 38-year-old parrot, Macho, who recently ...
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Anson Freeman Wilcox

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Ocean Pines–Anson Freeman Wilcox, age 90, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Norfolk, Va. he was the son of the late William and Janie Briggs Wilcox. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara S. Wilcox, and daughters, Susan Rosenthal and her husband, Scott of Columbia, Md., and Deborah Rasnick and her husband, William of Blountville, Tenn. There are five grandchildren; Devin Rosenthal and his wife, Allie, Ethan Rosenthal, Benjamin Rosenthal, Shelly Rasnick and Christopher Rasnick; and one great-grandchild, Isla Rosenthal. Also surviving, is a sister, Margaret McCabe of Virginia Beach, Va. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Mack, Waverly, James, Albert and Morris Wilcox. Anson “Andy” Wilcox served in the US Army in World War II and earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary after the war. After teaching several years in Churchland, Va., Andy moved to Gaithersburg, Md., ...
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Esther Ellen Carney

Posted On: 9/4/14
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Ocean City–Esther Ellen Carney, age 95, passed away on Sept. 1, 2014 at Catered Living in Berlin.  Born in Ocean View, Del., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie Derrickson Pusey.   She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Frank E. Carney in 1994. She is survived by her children; Susan C. Vickers of Ocean City, Patricia Ellen Carney of Cambridge, England, John Carney and his wife, Vivian of Jupiter Fla. and Frank Carney, Jr. of Glendora, N.J. She was an adored “Nan” to four grandchildren, Dr. Susan “Suellen” Vickers, Jennifer Vickers Quade, Sheila Ceccarelli and Luca Ceccarelli and nine beautiful great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Preceding her in death were sisters; Virginia Derrickson, Hannah Pusey, RN, LaRue Qureshi and brothers, Marshall and Edmund Pusey. Esther was a homemaker and a well-known talented artist, admired far and wide, for her artwork ...
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Donald L. Selway

Posted On: 7/3/14
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Dagsboro, Del.–Donald L. Selway, 90, of Dagsboro, Del. and formerly of Wilmington died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.   He was born in Wilmington and was the son of the late John L. and Mary C. (Voorhees) Selway. Don owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City for 20 years and was a partner in C & E Furniture in Selbyville for 20 years. He was a savvy real estate investor and an original partner and developer of Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club. He was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge, Nur Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters, all in Wilmington. During World War II, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew 30 missions over Germany as a gunner on B-24 bombers. He is survived by a son, John D. Selway and his fiancée, Nichole Schroeder of Cape Charles, Va. and a daughter, Nancy K. Winnington and her husband, Gerry of Dagsboro; four grandchildren, Katherine Winnington, Jessica Selway, Jonathan Selway and Rebecca...
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James “Jim” W. East

Posted On: 7/3/14
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Berlin–James “Jim” W. East passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 16, 1942 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Donald East and Margaret Flood East Vrazsity. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis East in 2012. He leaves behind his significant other, Bonnie McAllister, his children; Theresa Marlowe, and her husband, Phillip; Kathleen East, Denise East, James “Jay” East, Daniel Kerstetter, James Blanc and his wife, Nicole, and his grandchildren; Lou Davis, Bryant (Taylor Jones) East, Michael John Shockley, Dylan Shockley, Chelsea Willey, and Tyler Blanc. Also surviving is his sister Mary Gingell and her husband, Allen; niece Cara Gingell, and nephew Joe Gingell, and numerous nieces and nephews, children and grandchildren of his heart. He was also awaiting the arrival of the next generation due in July, James Camden East. Jim served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1966. He lat...
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Woodrow Joseph Klein, Jr.

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Ocean City–Woodrow Joseph Klein,Jr., 65, died on Friday March 14, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.   Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Woodrow Joseph Klein, Sr., and Naomi Bell Klein. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Klein, daughters, Jennifer Klein Nichols, Rachelle Hurd and her husband, Jeremy and son, Colin Klein and his wife, Maria, as well as a sister, Phyllis LaPierre and her husband Gary and one grandchild, Luca Klein. Woody had a great love for his family and a passion for spending time on the water with his family and friends. He had been a former police officer for the Baltimore County Police Department. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday March 18, at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Ocean City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocean City Reef Foundation, P.O. Box 1072, Ocean City, Md. 21843 or to Coastal Hospice, 351 Deers Head Hospital Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Arrangements are in the care of...
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