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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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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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