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Alfred Maskeroni

Posted On: 9/20/12
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BERLIN — Alfred Maskeroni, 83, of Berlin, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. He was the loving father of Alfred J. Maskeroni, Jim Maskeroni and John D. Maskeroni. He is also survived by six grandchildren; his brother, John Maskeroni; and companion, Doris Tawney. All services are private. Contributions can be made to Gilchrist Hospice of Towson, Md. Arrangements were handled by Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A.
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Joyce Davis Harrison

Posted On: 9/20/12
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OCEAN CITY — Joyce Davis Harrison, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. A native of Ocean City, Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of the late Arthur C. Davis and Violet Cropper Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace “Harry” Harrison Jr., and her brother, Art Davis, both in 2007. Mrs. Harrison owned and operated the Tarry-A-While rooming house on Dorchester Street in Ocean City for many years. At the time it was built, the Tarry-A-While was one of the first buildings in Ocean City with running water. She also owned and operated the Davis Apartments in Ocean City, and with her brother Art, Davis Parking on Seventh Street in Ocean City. She was a member of the Atlantic United Methodist Church and an avid bowling enthusiast. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her children, Dale Timmons Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Berlin, Cathy Jeanne Morris and her husband, Paul, of Ocean City, Teresa Ann Rowe and her husband, Spencer, of W...
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Carol Joan Stumper

Posted On: 9/20/12
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OCEAN PINES — Carol Joan Stumper, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John McLain and Mary Corcoran McLain. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Stumper Sr., in 2009. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Juzwiak and her husband, Frank, of Blue Point, N.Y., William J. Stumper Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Palm Coast, Fla., Kristin Friedman of West Palm Beach, Fla., Amy Champion and her husband, Michael, of Stillwater, Fla., and James J. Stumper and his wife, Anna, of Holbrook, N.Y. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Stumper in 1956. There are 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Stumper was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She had been a member of the Ocean Pines Red Hat Society and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City. A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 17, at St. Peter’s Lut...
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Ann Virginia Reed

Posted On: 9/20/12
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OCEAN PINES — Ann Virginia Reed of Ocean Pines ascended to the angels to join her children Christine and Joseph and her brothers Russell and Robert on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, with her husband, Phil, and family at her bedside. Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of Russell and Catherine Kiggins, joining older brothers Robert and Russell. Her sister, Mary, was born a bit later. In 1945, she married Philip Reed, a handsome young United States Marine Corps corporal, and they moved to Solvey, N.Y., and eventually along came Joe, Dan, Sue, Kathy, Sally and Christine. Ann and Phil moved to Wilmington, Del., then to Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., where they resided 30 years. The Reed family was joined by Ann’s sister, Mary Gale and her husband, Bob, and her big brother, Robert and his wife, Mary Alice and their families for many memorable summer vacations at Sandy Pond in upstate New York. Ann and Phil retired...
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Frederick ‘Ted’ Rothert

Posted On: 8/30/12
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MANCHESTER, Md. — Frederick “Ted” Rothert, 97, a longtime resident of Ocean Pines, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester, Md., after a brief illness. Born Nov. 8, 1914, in Poseyville, Ind., he was the son of the late Louis Henry Rothert and Amelia Smith Rothert. He was the husband of Amy Alexander Rothert, his wife of 67 years, who survives him. Mr. Rothert was a graduate of Purdue University and an Army veteran of World War II, having served in France, England and Germany attached to the 30th General Hospital. Following retirement from Winthrop Sterling, he was an active participant in the barbershop singing group, the Bay Country Gentlemen. He was a longtime resident of Baltimore and Ocean Pines. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Margaret Brunner, of Baltimore and a brother, Louis Rothert of Bloomington, Ind. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Judith Eckenrode of Manchester Md., and Donna Rothert...
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Sandra Lois Cropper

Posted On: 8/30/12
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OCEAN RIDGE, Fla. —Sandra Lois Cropper, 72, of Ocean Ridge, Fla., and Ocean City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla., after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Midland City, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Bailey Snellgrove and Margaret Snellgrove. She is survived by her loving husband, Reese F. Cropper Jr.; two sons, Lawrence Jeffery Nyce of North Potomac, Md., and Robert Todd Offenbacher and his wife, Tara, of Southern Lake Tahoe, Calif.; two grandchildren, Lawrence Todd Nyce and Olive Dakota Offenbacher; a sister, Sue Adams of Eufaula, Ala.; a brother, Robert Snellgrove and his wife, Dixie, of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, there are two step-granddaughters that Mrs. Cropper considered her own, Taylor Clark and Jordan Clark. Also large part of Sandy’s life are two stepdaughters, Kimberly Clark Czajkowski and Amy L. Cropper. Mrs. Cropper was a member of the Dunes ...
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William J. Hensler Jr.

Posted On: 8/30/12
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OCEAN PINES — William John Hensler Jr., 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William John Hensler Sr. and Margaret Heimbach Hensler. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hoffman Hensler and children, Robert Hensler of Selbyville, Del., Thomas Hensler and his wife, Susan, of Melbourne, Fla., William T. Hensler of Payson, Ariz., and Kathleen M. Hensler of Bel Air, Md. He was preceded in death by his sons, John and Mark Hensler, and daughter-in-law, Barbara Hensler. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christina, Andrew, Nicholas and Jacqueline Hensler. Mr. Hensler was a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, and had worked for many years in construction and equipment sales. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, chapter 9053, was Past Grand Knight and Past Faithful Navigator. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Aug. 27, at St. Luke Catholic Church on 100t...
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Ruth M. Redden

Posted On: 8/30/12
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BERLIN — Ruth Martin Redden, 90, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late John C. Martin and Marie Neil Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Herbert Redden in 1988, and by her son, Bruce Edward Redden in 2006. She is survived by her sons, Raymond Scott Redden and his wife, Joan, of Hornstown, Va., Walter Dodd Redden and his fiancée, Diana Cooper, of Bishopville, and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Redden of Frankford, Del. Also surviving is a brother, John Martin of Jacksonville, Fla, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Mrs. Redden had worked for many years at the Capital Theater in Ocean City, the Shore Drive-in Theater, and Maridel Realty Motel. She was a member, former deacon, former church officer, WOW, and in charge of the church rummage store for many years at the F...
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Robert S. Miller Sr.

Posted On: 8/30/12
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OCEAN CITY — Robert Scott Miller Sr. of Ocean City, and formerly of New Carrolton, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Virginia Weimer Miller for 61 years; loving father of Robert S. Miller Jr., Diane K. Baxter and her husband, Tom, and Glenn L. Miller and his wife, Ginger; and grandfather of Brandon, Patrick and Shelby. He also leaves two brothers, Dr. Frank N. Miller and his wife, Caroline, of Silver Spring, and Charles F. Miller of Broomfield, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Preston R. Miller and sister, Grace E. Beall. Mr. Miller was a native of Washington, D.C., who graduated from Eastern High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He attended American University and worked for the Library of Congress. He worked as an advertising executive for the Washington Daily News and the Washington Evening Star, and he ended his career with the Washington ...
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Robert S. Miller Sr.

Posted On: 8/30/12
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OCEAN CITY — Robert Scott Miller Sr. of Ocean City, and formerly of New Carrolton, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Virginia Weimer Miller for 61 years; loving father of Robert S. Miller Jr., Diane K. Baxter and her husband, Tom, and Glenn L. Miller and his wife, Ginger; and grandfather of Brandon, Patrick and Shelby. He also leaves two brothers, Dr. Frank N. Miller and his wife, Caroline, of Silver Spring, and Charles F. Miller of Broomfield, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Preston R. Miller and sister, Grace E. Beall. Mr. Miller was a native of Washington, D.C., who graduated from Eastern High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He attended American University and worked for the Library of Congress. He worked as an advertising executive for the Washington Daily News and the Washington Evening Star, and he ended his career with the Washington ...
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