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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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Anne C. Wolfsheimer

Posted On: 2/13/14
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Berlin–Anne Conroy Wolfsheimer, age 86, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital.   Born in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Grady Conroy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer, Sr.  She is survived by her admiring children; Dr. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer, Jr. and his wife Brigitte of LaPlata, Md., Mary Wolfsheimer of Berlin, and Annemarie Wolfsheimer of Berlin. She was an adored grandmother to Marco and his wife Joey, Daniel, Molly, Michael, Sharlyna and Igor.  Also surviving is a brother Eugene F. Conroy and his wife Patricia of California, and 10 nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wolfsheimer graduated from Seton High School, and received her Associates Degree from Mount St. Agnes College in Baltimore. She had worked for Johns Hopkins University in the Mathematics Department, and earlier as secretary to the president of Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association. She kept in to...
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Annette Theresa Vollmer

Posted On: 2/13/14
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nette Theresa Vollmer WILLARDS – Annette Theresa Vollmer, age 74, died on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Englewood, N.J. on Nov. 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amelia Morris. Annette is survived by two children; daughter, Jean Marie Vollmer of Florida, and son, Thomas E. Vollmer, Sr. and his wife Carol of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four brothers, four sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by an infant son, William Vollmer, Jr. and grandson Gregory Stark. A resident of Willards for 40 years, she worked in retail sales in department stores and as a secretary for 20 years.  She spent the last 20 years as a homemaker and wife to her surviving husband of 55 years, William (Bill) Vollmer.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafts and was an avid doll collector.  She was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Ocean ...
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Lawrence Paul Downs

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Ocean Pines–Lawrence Paul Downs, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.   Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel Mae Stein Downs. He is survived by his wife, Sally Stowe Downs, and children; Nancy Morgan of Des Moines, Iowa, John A. Morgan, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa McCarthy, of Arlington, Va. and Robert A. Downs of Baltimore.   He leaves three grandchildren; Michael Paul Morgan, Robert F. Downs, Jr., and Jennifer Downs. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Milligan, and her husband, Ronald Patrick, of Westminster, Md., and nieces; Kristin Hurley and Corrine Milligan. Mr. Downs, a U.S. Navy veteran, had worked with the federal government in the Medicare Division. He served on the advisory board of Wor-Wic Community College, and on their long range planning committee. He also served on the Shore Line Commission. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin...
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Sarah J. Hitchens Venable

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Berlin–Sara J. Hitchens Venable, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ellen Lynch Hitchens. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ward Venable.   Surviving are her sons; William “Bill” Venable and his wife, Sandra, of Bishopville, Pat Venable and his wife, Kay, of Parsonsburg, and Dale E. Venable and his wife, Denise, of Bishopville, and her sister-in-law, Sally Hitchens.   She was preceded in death by a son, James B. Venable in 2003. She leaves two granddaughters, Maddie Farlow and Ellen Venable Passwater, two great grandsons, Matthew and Thomas Passwater, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Venable was a co-owner of Hoffman Drycleaners, now Venable’s Cleaners, in Berlin. She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church, Past Matron of the Worcester County Chapter of Eastern Star, Worthy Matron of Holly Chapter of Easter...
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Jennifer Leigh Melvin

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Ocean Pines – Jennifer Leigh Melvin, 29, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  Born in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of Edward Melvin and Wanda Atkinson Melvin, and grand- daughter of Betty S. Atkinson and the late John Stanley Atkinson.    She is survived by her beloved husband, Ocean City local rapper, “Hott Spitter” Brian Jones, Sr. and their son Brian Jones, Jr.  Also surviving is her brother, Travis James Melvin.   Mrs. Melvin had worked as a cashier and deli clerk at the WAWA in Ocean City.   A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.  Memorial donations may be made to the Brian Jones, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, 627 William Street, Berlin, Md., 21811.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.  
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Walter Matthew Langan

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Walter Matthew Langan, 89, of Berlin, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in New York, N.Y. he was the son of the late Walter J. and Anna Devlin Langan. Mr. Langan was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II on the U.S. Montauk, in charge of the radio room. He was a systems analyst for the Department of the Navy until retirement.  He lived in the Bowie, Md. area most of his adult life, moving to Ocean Pines after retirement.   He was the editor of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Newspaper.  Memberships include VFW, American Legion and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Berlin. He is survived by his wife, Jean Langan of Berlin; daughter, Alice Anderson and her husband, Larry of Crofton, Md.; sons: Walter J. Langan of Springfield, Va. and Kenneth J. Langan and his wife, Kitty of Hollywood, Ca.; grandchildren; April Anderson, Amy Chapman, Matthew Anderson, Erik Anderson and Julia Langan and great-granddaughter, S...
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Janice B. Lucido

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Janice Burns Lucido, age 66, died Jan. 23, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.   Born in Hickory, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Cameron E. and Mary Keller Burns. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Baptist Lucido.   She is survived by her son, Casey Thompson of Ocean City, a brother, Cameron Burns, Jr. and a sister, Revonda Cooper, both of Hickory, N.C. Mrs. Lucido moved here to the shore in the 70’s and started her own interior design company. She met and married John Lucido with whom she spent many happy years. She was a loving wife and mother. She impacted many lives helping people in need. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 3: p.m. at Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St. Berlin, Md. 21811. A donation in here memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804 Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
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Ralph H. “Skip” Kemp

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Ralph H. “Skip” Kemp, age 88, of Ocean City, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at his home. He was born on Jan. 7, 1926 in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Jones) Kemp. Skip was a graduate of McKinley Tech “Veterans” High School in Washington and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1950, he started what would be a long career with the I.B.E.W., Local 26, electrical workers, in Washington. Later in his career, he served as an officer of the union before retiring in 1988. Skip was a member of many organizations including St Andrew’s/St Luke’s Church in Ocean City, the Knights of Columbus, The Irish-American Club, the Ocean City Elks Club and the I.B.E.W. Retirees Club. Skip and his wife, Irish, forged many lifetime friendships in the Ocean City area. Skip was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and his wit, humor and loving personality will be missed by everybody w...
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Elizabeth Ann Foley

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Elizabeth Ann Foley, 81, a resident of Ocean City, died on Jan. 22, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born on March 6, 1932 in Brooklyn, was raised in Queens, and then moved to Williston Park, N.Y. after her marriage to Tom in 1952. She moved to Severna Park in 1960 where she was a member of St. John’s parish for 42 years. She moved to Ocean City in 2000 and became an active member of St. Luke’s parish. Bettie was devoted to making her family and friends happy in every way. She enjoyed traveling, socializing, entertaining and cooking everyone’s favorite foods. Bettie was an avid knitter for family, friends and anyone in need. Her passions included playing games with family and friends, watching Wheel of Fortune and she never missed a sunset. Bettie made a new friend everywhere she went and always delivered a smile. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thomas Foley; one brother, Robert Kolmel of Homosassa ...
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