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Jack W. Walker

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Ocean Pines–Jack W. Walker, age 87, of Ocean Pines and formerly of Silver Spring, Md. died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Harrison House in Snow Hill.   He was born in Gaithersburg, Md. and was the son of the late Franklin C. and Marjorie S. (Plummer) Walker.   He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later graduated from University of Maryland. Jack had been a human resources manager for many years before retirement and was a member of the American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City. He is survived by his wife, Jean A. Walker of Ocean Pines; a granddaughter, Susan J. Kaiser; three great-grandchildren, Shelby Kaiser, Elizabeth Greenlee and Rachel Kaiser, and a great-great grandson, Wyatt Greenlee and four nieces. Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.
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Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Ocean City–Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert, Jr., 64, of Ocean City died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.   He was born in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late Paul K. and Ethel Ruppert Sr. Pudge dedicated many years to the food and beverage industry, most notably serving as the restaurant manager for the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. He will be remembered for his friendly demeanor, great sense of humor and generous nature. He is survived by five brothers, Michael T. Ruppert of Selbyville; Stephen R. Ruppert and his wife, Sheilah of Kent Island; Gregory L. Ruppert and his wife, Gail of Lake Placid, N.Y.; William E. Ruppert of Ocean City and James R. Ruppert of Ocean City; two sisters, Theresa Pruitt and her husband, Ted of Frankford and Patricia Janson and her husband, Steve of Ocean City and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Hw...
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Lester Joseph Struble, Sr.

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Lester Joseph Struble, Sr., 80, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in West Milford, N.J., he was the son of the late Lester Aloysius Struble and Cecelia Tintle Struble. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Mackin Struble and children, Carol Lebedz and her husband, Glenn of Georgetown, Del.; Anne Marie Kielty of Sparta, N.J.; Lester J. Struble, Jr. and his wife, Jeanine of Sparta, N.J.; Michael Struble and his wife, Kasha of Flanders, N.J. and Cindy Mills and her husband, Ronnie of Georgetown, Del. There are 13 grandchildren including: Courtney, Nicole and Kelly Lebedz; Kyle and Justin Kielty; Allison, Matthew and Kevin Struble; Michael, Ryan and Nicholas Struble; Anthony and Marissa Mills. Also surviving is a brother, Paul Struble and his wife, Joan of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Struble had worked in the automotive industry at the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah and Butler N.J. He was a U.S. Ar...
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Regina Elena Moran

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Regina Elena Moran, 54, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home in Berlin.   Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Smallwood and Joan Tomarchis Smallwood. She is survived by her husband, Steven Michael Moran and her two children, Christina Marie Truitt and her husband, Dell of Berlin, and Christopher Lee Moran and his wife, Jessica of Delmar, Md. She was an adored grandmother to Evan Truitt, Hayden Truitt, Ryot Moran and Lennox Moran. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Regina was a graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baltimore. She worked in the insurance business most of her career with Smith, Cropper and Deeley. She loved to travel, having seen 37 out of the 50 states. She also enjoyed the beach. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William St. in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Women Supporting Women, 12216 Ocean Gateway, Unit 1500, Oce...
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John Chester Rayne

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Powellville–John Chester Rayne, 62, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home.   Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Chester West Rayne and Hazel Powell Rayne. He is survived by his brother, David Powell Rayne and his girlfriend, Terry Koshi. Also surviving is a niece, Megan Rayne Flick of Harrisonburg, Va. and a special aunt, Evelyn Moore and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a niece, Amber Rayne. Mr. Rayne had worked as a livestock handler, maintenance worker and cowboy actor at Frontier Town, and as a carpenter/builder with Wayne Jones. He was a supporter of the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company and its ladies auxiliary. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Powellville Volunteer Fire Hall in Powellville, Md.  Interment will be private for the family at Powellville Cemetery.   A donation in his memory may be made to: Powellville Volunteer Fire Company, 5085 Powellville Rd, Powellville, Md. 21850....
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Lena Mildred Powell

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Lena Mildred Powell, 92, died peacefully with her daughter by her side, on Sunday March 9, 2014 at their home in Salisbury. Born in Gilmer County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy Burl Martin and Comellow L. Post Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Powell, Jr. in 1997. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Peggy Lynn Powell of Salisbury, and special niece, Linda Bishop Nicholson, and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death was her son, Richard Wayne Powell, her brother, Burl Roy Martin, and her sister, Lucy Ruth Bishop. Mrs. Powell and her family moved from West Virginia to a farm in Libertytown when she was 5. She was a homemaker and poultry grower, who loved to garden and paint ceramics. She was a wonderful mother who loved God. She also leaves behind her devoted cat, “Hambone Sammy”.
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Gail Marie Pinney Farrell

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Lansdale–Gail Marie Pinney Farrell, 77, of Lansdale and formerly of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brittany Pointe Estates. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Farrell, Jr. Born May 11, 1936 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was a daughter of the late George H. and Josephine M. (Hicks) Goddu. Mrs. Farrell graduated Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. She was employed as a teacher in Pennsylvania, Florida and Connecticut for 32 years, retiring in 1993 from the Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for her efforts. Gail was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, and was very active in the Ocean Pines community. She was an avid reader and an accomplished swimmer who was a national qualifier for the Senior Olympics. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Karen E. Gardoski, and her husband, Ron of Kingsley, Pa.; Michael S. Pinney and his wife, Susan of Zie...
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Stephen William Dlubala, Jr.

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Stephen William Dlubala, Jr., 66, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Stephen William Dlubala, Sr., and Theresa Hohman Dlubala. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon Ensley Dlubala. Stephen was a graduate of Towson State College. He had worked as a systems analyst at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A funeral service was held on March 13, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William Street in Berlin. Rev. Ed Agner officiated. Cremation followed.   Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1301 York Road #404, Lutherville-Timonium, Md. 21093. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
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George Royce White

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Willards–George Royce White, age 74, of Willards died Friday, March 14, 2014 at home. He was born in Willards and was the son of the late Olen Lee and Esther Mae (Wilkins) White. Royce’s career of 39-plus years at Perdue took him from the hatchery to feed mill superintendent to assistant general production manager where he was in charge of feed mills and grain departments as well as assisting in special projects. In 1978 he was appointed director of Grain Receiving and Storage where he remained until retirement. He received many awards, one in 2012 for 50 years of service from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). He was responsible for starting the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the GEAPS organization and was awarded “Lifetime Member.” Royce loved playing for “Jacks Fast Pitch Softball,” singing gospel music and playing the steel for “Crusaders Quartette.” He enjoyed drawing and painting, gardening and playing with his gran...
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Beverly V. Beckman Lauder

Posted On: 2/13/14
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Berlin – Beverly Virginia Beckman Lauder, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 27, 2014 in Berlin.   She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Calvin E. Lauder. Like her husband, she was born in Cumberland, Md. and lived there until they moved to Rochester, N.Y., where they spent more than 40 years.  They moved to Annapolis in 1994 where they enjoyed living closer to their family. Beverly moved to the Woodlands in Ocean Pines, in 2010. She was a homemaker, grandmother, great-grandmother, artist and Girl Scout leader.  She worked as a library aide for the Rochester City School District.  A lifelong painter, she worked in oils, acrylics and watercolors.  She belonged to Art Guilds in Rochester and Annapolis where her works were displayed in numerous art shows.  In recent years she taught art classes at the Woodlands.   She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Goffredi and her husband, Louis, and Jane D...
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