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James D. Patrick, Jr.

Posted On: 5/28/15
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James D. Patrick, Jr., age 80, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late James D. Patrick, Sr., and Florence Honeywell. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Patrick of Ocean Pines. He is also survived by his children, James D. Patrick of Singapore, Jacqueline Eastwick of New York, Colleen Ryan and her husband, Andrew of Virginia, and Kevin D. Patrick of New York.  Also surviving are his sisters, Yvonne Thornton and her husband, Robert of Florida, and Veldean Roberts of Florida. There are also six grandchildren and nephew. Mr. Patrick worked his entire life in the engineering industry, first for the NASA space missions in the 1960s in Florida before moving to the Washington, D.C. area to work in the defense industry. He loved Hank Williams, Billy Graham and the Washington Redskins. He was a season ticket holder since 1969 and attended three of their Super Bowls. He loved all spo...
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Howard Louis Koehler

Posted On: 5/28/15
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Howard Louis Koehler, age 94, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Chesapeake Manor in Willards, Md. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Mildred Baer Koehler. He is survived by his beloved wife Elsie Ott Koehler, and children, Martin Koehler of California, Robert Koehler and his wife, Lynda of Berlin, Christine McGillien and her husband, James of Berlin and Barbara Johnson and her husband, William of Tampa, Fla. There are five grandchildren, Korena, Liane, Richard, Melissa and Molly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Naomi Koehler of Baltimore, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Keebler Koehler in 1987, and a brother, Kenneth Koehler. Mr. Koehler had served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in the Central and Western Pacific. Howard was a carpenter by trade and worked in the family business, R.H. Koehler & Sons Floor Finishing Specialists. He was a member of St. Peter’s Luth...
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Thomas Anthony Cetola, Sr.

Posted On: 5/28/15
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Thomas Anthony Cetola, Sr., age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Jenny Tassoni Cetola. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Henry Cetola, and children, Thomas A. Cetola, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca of Hockessin, Del., Michael A. Cetola, Sr. and his wife, Sherry of Pike Creek, Del., Mary Beth Watters and her husband, Bill of Ocean Pines, and Kathleen Cetola of Newark, Del. He was an adored grandfather to Ronald J. Zappaterrini, Jr., Michael A. Cetola, Jr. and Stephen M. Turner. Also surviving are his brothers, Robert Cetola and his wife, Georgianna of Williamsburg, Va., David Cetola and his wife, Mary of Honeybrook, Pa., and sister, Judy Pantaleo and her husband, Dan of Phoenixville, Pa. There are several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cetola was a 1951 graduate of Ridley Park High School, and Drexel University, Class of 1956, where he majored in Business Administration ...
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Doris Wicklein Blottenberger

Posted On: 5/28/15
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Doris Wicklein Blottenberger, age 99, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in south Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen Brook Wicklein. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 75 years, Walter A. Blottenberger; a daughter, Arlene Clark; and sons, Roger and Bruce Blottenberger; brothers, Charles and George Wicklein and sister, Katherine Davis. Surviving is her son, Wayne Blottenberger and his wife, Erika of York Springs, Pa.; two sisters, Hazel Snyder and Bertha Kirby and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris was an avid reader and won several awards for her many needlepoint works. She was an active charter member of Loch Raven United Methodist Church in Towson, Md. Cremation followed her death. A graveside service will be held at a later date to be announced for family and friends at Cedar Hill Cemetery 5829 Ritchie HWY, Baltimore Md. 21225. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest...
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Obituaries

Posted On: 10/9/14
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Patricia Murray Chester Berlin Patricia Murray Chester, 77, died Oct. 4, 2014 in Berlin, Md. surrounded by her family. Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Harry Earl Murray, Sr. and Virginia Dennis Murray.  She was preceded in death by her second husband, Marvel Lee Hadder in 1991, and N. William “Bill” Chester in 2012. She is survived by her children; Thomas S. Cropper, Jr. and his wife, Tina Pierce Cropper of Hebron; Virginia “Ginger” Jane C. Warren and her husband, James, of Berlin and Robert “Craig” (Big Bird) Cropper and his wife, Tammy Townsend Cropper of Powellville.   She was an adored grandmother to: Rebecca “Becky” Timmons and her husband Kevin; Brian Warren and his wife, Rachael; Thomas S. Cropper, III, Shannon Cropper and Patricia Mae Cropper; and great-grandchildren, David Warren and Coley Timmons.   She leaves two brothers, Harry Earl Murray, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Berlin, and John D...
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John Adam Nehmsmann

Posted On: 9/25/14
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Ocean Pines–Mr. John Adam Nehmsmann, Sr., 90, of Ocean Pines, Md. passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1924 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Vogel) Nehmsmann and John W. Nehmsmann. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret E.(Bette) Nehmsmann of 67 years. In addition to Margaret, John is also survived by three sons, Jack A. Jr. and his late wife, Ellen Nehmsmann (nee Fotia); loving partner Bonnie, Robert Jeffrey and his wife, Susan Nehmsmann, and Jay William and his wife, Chris Nehmsmann. He was a loving grandfather to Christine Benham and her husband, Michael. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Tatro and Dorothy Beierlein. John worked for Western Electric Company for 40 years after returning from England serving as a sergeant in the US Army during WWII. After retiring from Western Electric, John enjoyed volunteering for his church, ...
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Val Jean Slowinski

Posted On: 9/25/14
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Towson–Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Aug. 27 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78. The former Val Jean Sytko was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Irvington, N.J., where she graduated in 1953 from Irvington High School. In 1957, she graduated from Kean University, formerly Newark State Teachers College, and later earned a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology at what is now Loyola University Maryland. From 1973 to 1976, she was an adjunct professor in speech and public speaking at what is now the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. In 1976, she joined the faculty of Towson University, where she taught communications until retiring in 1996. Mrs. Slowinski was a founding board member and served as vice chairman in addition to other roles with the Cockpit in Court Theater for more than two decades. The the...
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Mary Ann Simpson

Posted On: 9/25/14
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Ocean City–A Celebration of the Life of Mary Ann Simpson, who was born, May 12, 1929 and died July 5, 2014,  will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ocean City Marlin Club, located at 9659 Golf Course Road in West Ocean City.
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John “Jack” F. O’Connor

Posted On: 9/25/14
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Ocean Pines–John “Jack” Francis O’Connor, age 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at his home.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie Zeberlein O’Connor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara O’Connor and daughters; Micky Procter of Berlin, Trish Bonebrake and her husband, Darrell of Howard County, Md.; Kathy O’Connor and her husband, Steve Osborne of Carroll County, Md. and step-daughter, Mary K. Raley and her husband, Bill of Berlin. There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Dorothy Gagliano and AnnMarie Patterson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carroll “Bud” O’Connor and sisters, Patricia Cosner, Agnes Meacher and Marcela Krug.  He leaves numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Jack graduated from St. Bridget’s Elementary School and Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore before attending University of Baltimore where...
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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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