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Albert P. Costa

Posted On: 5/9/13
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OCEAN PINES — Albert Paul Costa, 78, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Denny and Concetta Barbetti Costa. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia May Costa, and children, Jeffrey Costa and his wife, Kathleen, of Bel Air, Md., Cynthia “Cindy” Costa-Bingel and her husband, Howard, of Dundalk, Md., and Susan Slowikowski and her husband, Frank, of Kill Devil Hill, N.C. Also surviving is a sister, Marie Dackerman of Hanover, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. He leaves eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Stella J. Wilson and Matthew Clemens Napp. He was preceded in death by a son, George Comer Jr. Mr. Costa had worked as an estimator in the Engineering Division of Bethlehem Steel Company. He was a member of the Community Church at Ocean Pines, and a former member of the Sons of Italy and the Ocean City Elks Club. A funeral service was held Sunday, May 5, at the Community Church at Ocean P...
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Jerry Edward Powell

Posted On: 5/9/13
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OCEAN PINES — Jerry Edward Powell, 81, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Clarence Edward Robert Powell and Ethel Marguerite Boswell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 2012. He is survived by his son, Glenn Norman Powell of Sacramento, Calif., and his daughter, Lisa Ellen Powell of Reston, Va. Also surviving are three grandchildren, John Wesley Powell, Charles Ray Durbin V and Daniel Edward Kates; two nieces, Pamela Powell McWhirt and Patricia Powell Westcott; and a multitude of friends.   Mr. Powell was a graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, he attended the University of Maryland and then began his lifelong career as a mechanical engineer. He was a lay leader of the Community Church at Ocean Pines, a board member of the Kiwanis Club, belonged to the Ocean Pines Boat Club, and was a committed volunteer at the Berlin S...
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Dolores Flynn

Posted On: 5/9/13
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OCEAN CITY — Dolores Flynn, 74, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Salvatore Dalli and Catherine Law Dalli. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William S. Flynn; sons, William “Bill” Christopher Flynn and his wife, Patti, of Brooklyn, N.Y, Dr. David Joseph Flynn and his wife, Teresa, of Staten Island, N.Y.; and daughter, Kathy Susan Palmer and her husband, Allan, of Hampstead, Md. She also leaves eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Flynn had been a devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of Autism Speaks and St. Jude Children’s Center. She had attended Holy Savior Catholic Church. She had worked for the Town of Ocean City Transportation Finance Office. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, May 6, at Holy Savior Catholic Church on 17th Street in Ocean City. The Rev. Sta...
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Howard Robert Lauer

Posted On: 5/9/13
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OCEAN PINES — Howard Robert Lauer, 80 of Ocean Pines, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home. Born in Kirkwood, Mo., he was the son of the late Theodore E. Lauer and Lolita Posey Rambo. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ted E. Lauer Jr., in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Olson Lauer; a son, Bruce Alan Lauer of Coatesville, Pa; daughters, Lynn M. Totoro and her husband, John, of Sewell, N.J., and Trish Lauer and her husband, Gary Hudson, of Riverside, Ala.; a brother, Bruce Lauer of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Jessie, Joshua and Kristin, Tara and Bob; and a great-grandson, Devon.     Mr. Lauer began his career in sales with Fuller Brush in 1953. He retired as general manager of direct operations for North America after 27 years with A.W. Chesterton Company. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, serving from 1949 to 1951. He was a member of the Community Church at Ocean Pines and of Naples Heritage Golf and Country Club in ...
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Myrtle A. Jackson

Posted On: 5/9/13
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BERLIN — Myrtle Anne Patey Jackson, 85, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Willards, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel Patey and Mary Pearl Phillips Patey. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Emory Jackson, in 2003. Surviving is her daughter, Geneva J. Peters of Berlin, and her sons, Daniel E. Jackson and his wife, Kim, of Berlin, and George R Jackson and his beloved companion, Donna, and her son, William, of Newark, Md. She was adored grandmother to George “Joey” Jackson and his wife, Carrie, of Millsboro, Del., and John David Peters and his wife, Irena, of Elkridge, Md.; and great-grandchildren, Cassidy Jackson, Carrissa Jackson, Alexander Sherrell Peters and Sara and Abby Morells. Also surviving is a sister, Irene Bradford of Newark; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Patey of Willards; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elwood Patey. Mrs. Jackson attended Trinity Metho...
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Rev. John E. Gorman

Posted On: 11/15/12
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Rev. John E. Gorman The Rev. John E. Gorman, S.D.S. (Society of the Divine Savior), 76, of Berlin, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at home. Born Aug. 11, 1936, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Monica Mary and Detective John E. Gorman. He attended Saint Angela Merici Elementary School and Mother of the Savior High School in Blackwood, N.J. Father Gorman began his undergraduate studies in clinical psychotherapy at Fordham University, with an additional year at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 8, he made first vows with the Society of the Divine Savior. Three years later, on Dec. 6, 1969, Father Gorman was ordained as priest by Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York City. The Archbishop had close familial ties to the Gormans and Gannons. The ordination took place in Our Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s in New York City as a treasured kindness of the Cardinal. Following ordination, Father Gorman was appointed director of Catholic Charities in C...
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Robert John “Bob” Martin

Posted On: 11/15/12
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Robert John “Bob” Martin OCEAN CITY — Robert John “Bob” Martin, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Born to Albert and Rita Martin in New York City, N.Y., he had lived in the Bronx, Haskell, N.J., and then Vernon Township, N.J., for 30 years before moving to Ocean City three years ago. Mr. Martin served with the United States Army in Vietnam and then worked as an elevator maintenance man for 44 years, owning and operating Automatic Dumbwaiter and Gem Elevator before retiring in 2007. He enjoyed being on his boat, fishing and country line dancing and was an avid animal lover, especially to his dog, “Marty.” He was the most kindhearted, loving man anyone has ever known. He was always there for his family and even taught his children, nieces and nephews the fine art of driving. He will always be remembered for teaching us all the true unconditional meaning of love. He will truly be missed by ever...
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Col. Alan E. Walker

Posted On: 11/15/12
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Col. Alan E. Walker OCEAN PINES — Retired United States Air Force Col. Alan E. Walker, 74, of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Mr. Walker was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had a quick wit and he found humor in most circumstances. His patriotism was beyond measure. Although he received many honors, the greatest honor to him was being able to serve his country. He served several tours in Vietnam. While he was still able, he loved to sail the bay. He was very intelligent and loved working the most challenging crossword puzzles. His had a very magnetic personality, and he loved people. He graduated in 1956 from Perry High School in Pittsburgh; in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Virginia Military Institute; in 1969 from Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, where he trained to be a fighter weapons instructor; in 1971 from Industrial College of Armed Fo...
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Daniel J. Bohn Sr.

Posted On: 11/8/12
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Daniel J. Bohn Sr. BISHOPVILLE — Daniel J. Bohn Sr., 85, of Bishopville died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Casey) Bohn. He had worked for many years for Otis Elevator in Baltimore and was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors #7. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Heale and her husband, Richard, of Paraland, Texas; a son, Daniel J. Bohn Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Bishopville; a sister, Ruth Atkinson of Silver Spring, Md.; and four grandchildren, Jason Mammen, Eric Mammen, Katie Bohn and Daniel Bohn III. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion E. Bohn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, Palliative Care Service, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811. 
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Phillip M. Knapp

Posted On: 11/8/12
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 Phillip M. Knapp OCEAN CITY — Phillip Morgan Knapp, age 82, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Los Angeles, he was the son of the late Herbert and Ruth Lawson Knapp. He is survived by his children, David Knapp of Las Vegas, Roy Knapp of Phoenix, Phillip A. Knapp of Berlin, Terry Connolly and her husband, John, of Boston, and Kathleen Campbell and her husband, Kevin, of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren, Shawn Connolly, Ryan Connolly, Juliette Knapp and Marli Knapp. He also leaves behind his beloved companion, Sandra Holt of Ocean Pines. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Jeff Knapp. Mr. Knapp was an engineer, working for 38 years with AAI in Hunt Valley, Md. Cremation followed his death. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Condolences may be sent towww.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
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