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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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Elizabeth C. Apple

Posted On: 11/8/12
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 Elizabeth C. Apple BERLIN — Elizabeth C. “Betsey” Apple, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Kensington, Md., she is survived by her parents, Malcolm Washington Gray and Mary Church Gray of Providence, R.I. She is also survived by her husband, George Richard Apple; children, John Malcolm Apple and his wife, Joscelyn, of Berlin, and Mary Megan Martin and her husband, Jon of Manhattan, N.Y.; and stepdaughters, Chantal Gaasrud and her husband, Halvor, of Southbury, Conn., Michelle Elizabeth Crone and her husband, James, of Plantation, Fla., and Nicole Cummings of Berlin. Also surviving are her sisters, Alvis Weirman and her husband, Frank, of Bangladesh, and Ann Rothenburg and her husband, Bob of Providence, R.I.; and 10 grandchildren. Betsey was a beloved and devoted, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and sister. She was a 1962 graduate of the University of Maryland; she received her master’s degree equilate...
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Elizabeth C. Apple

Posted On: 11/8/12
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 Elizabeth C. Apple BERLIN — Elizabeth C. “Betsey” Apple, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Kensington, Md., she is survived by her parents, Malcolm Washington Gray and Mary Church Gray of Providence, R.I. She is also survived by her husband, George Richard Apple; children, John Malcolm Apple and his wife, Joscelyn, of Berlin, and Mary Megan Martin and her husband, Jon of Manhattan, N.Y.; and stepdaughters, Chantal Gaasrud and her husband, Halvor, of Southbury, Conn., Michelle Elizabeth Crone and her husband, James, of Plantation, Fla., and Nicole Cummings of Berlin. Also surviving are her sisters, Alvis Weirman and her husband, Frank, of Bangladesh, and Ann Rothenburg and her husband, Bob of Providence, R.I.; and 10 grandchildren. Betsey was a beloved and devoted, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and sister. She was a 1962 graduate of the University of Maryland; she received her master’s degree equilate...
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Walter Leon Hall Sr.

Posted On: 10/25/12
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MILLSBORO, Del. — Walter Leon Hall Sr. of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was 65 years old. Mr. Hall began his journey on this earth on March 22, 1947, in Lewes, Del. He was the first born of twin sons (brother, Joseph) to Edna Hall Harmon and Joseph (Joby) Johnson. He and his brother were raised by their maternal grandparents, Amos and Laura K. Hall. Mr. Hall began his education at Harmon School and graduated from William C. Jason High School. He furthered his education by attending Delaware State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army Artillery Division and completed a tour in Germany from 1966-1968; he was discharged honorably. Mr. Hall’s work experience began with National Cash Register, as a purchasing agent, Townsends Inc, as a master machinist and as a federal employee with the U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired. On Feb. 25, 1973, Mr. Hall...
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Mattie Mae Mathews

Posted On: 10/25/12
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SNOW HILL — Mattie Mae Mathews, 91, of Fairfax, Va., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Harrison Senior Living. Born in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late James McCullough and Minnie Mae Ricketts. She is survived by three sons, Stephen Mathews and his spouse, Deborah, James Mathews and his spouse, Cheryl, and Michael Mathews and spouse, Susan; six grandchildren, Travis, Degan, Nina, Justin, Macarthur and Cooper; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, James McCullough and Andrew Hazelwood, as well as a sister, Eunice Ryan. Mrs. Mathews was married a week and a half before Pearl Harbor. She rapidly became a war bride who supported the country during World War II and soon found herself traveling the world as an Army wife. Later in life, she loved RV traveling with her older sister. She was known as “Mom,” “Grandmom” and “Aunt Sis.” She was fiercely independent, was a constant storyteller, ...
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Mildred D. “Millie” Brown

Posted On: 10/25/12
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SELBYVILLE, Del. — Mildred D. “Millie” Brown, 83, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Camp Springs, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at home. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Carl F. and Lillian (Thompson) Young.  Mrs. Brown had been a school bus driver for Prince Georges County Board of Education for 28 years. She was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island, Women of the Keenwicks and the She Shells Club in Ocean City. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George V. Brown of Selbyville; two daughters, Pamela S. Brown of Arlington, Va., and Patricia “Trish” Brown (Joe) of Clinton, Md., as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Oct. 18, at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with the Rev. Jim Penuel officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md. on Monday, Oct. 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners ...
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Gerald D. Long

Posted On: 10/25/12
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BERLIN — Gerald D. Long, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his home in Berlin. Born in Frankford, Del., he was the son of the late Monroe William Long and Lottie Bunting Long. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Wainwright Long, and a son, Dean M. Long of Berlin. Also surviving is a sister, Loretta Hitchens and her husband, Robert, of Millsboro, and their son, JD, along with a brother, Curt Long and his wife, Charlene, of Berlin and their son, Curtis Long Jr. of Milford, Del. Mr. Long had retired from the Maryland Department of Agriculture as a U.S. grader and supervisor for 27 years. He was a member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #153 AF & AM, Sons of the American Legion Post 123 in Berlin, past member of the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, and retired member of the Berlin Fire Department and the United States Trotting Association. He coached Berlin Little League and had been a coach for Worcester County Slow Pitch Softball. A funeral...
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Anna Gemma Moschetto

Posted On: 10/25/12
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OCEAN PINES — Anna Gemma Moschetto, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, of Alzheimer’s. Born in Newburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Nicola Sallese and Anna Gracella Libertore Sallese. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Anthony Moschetto, in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Mike Sallese, Don Sallese and Anthony Sallese, and her sisters, Mary Silverman and Elaine Sallese. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria Wallace and her husband, Thomas, of Ocean Pines; and her sons, James Moschetto and his wife, Carolyn, of Azle, Texas, and Joseph Moschetto of Ocean Pines. She will be missed by her four grandchildren, Nicole Wallace Donovan, Jennifer Johnson, Michael Anthony Mochetto and John Michael Wallace; and eight great-grandchildren, Grace Johnson, Logan Johnson, Luke Moschetto, Marissa Moschetto, Alexis Denham, Fiona Wallace, Hope Donovan, Reid Thomas Donovan and Trevor Cummings. Mrs. Moschetto was a graduate of...
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Howard Wootten Taylor, Jr

Posted On: 10/18/12
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 Howard Wootten Taylor, Jr PITTSVILLE – Howard Wootten Taylor, Jr., 73, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at John B. Parsons Assisted Living. He was the son of the late Howard and Ellen Taylor. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse H. Taylo,r and a sisters, Pauline Records and Marlea Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked many years for Purolator and the Wicomico County Board of Education. He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Lynn Taylor-Paden, grandchildren, Jonathan and Amber Paden; his former wife, Dorothy Schuman, and a brother-in-law, Richard Records, as well as a sister-in-law, Shirley Records. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, 1407 Old Ocean City road, Berlin, MD. 21811. For more information, visit www.burbagefuneralhome.com  
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Mattie Mae Mathews

Posted On: 10/18/12
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 SNOW HILL – Mattie Mae Mathews, 91 , of Fairfax, VA., died Monday October 15, 2012 at Harrison Senior Living. Born in Arkansas she was the daughter of the late James McCullough and Minnie Mae Ricketts.  She is survived by three sons; Stephen Mathews and his spouse Deborah, James Mathews and his spouse Cheryl, and Michael Mathews and spouse Susan;  six grandchildren, Travis, Degan, Nina, Justin, Macarthur, and Cooper as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, James McCullough and Andrew Hazelwood as well as a sister, Eunice Ryan.  Mrs. Mathews was married a week and a half before Pearl Harbor.  She rapidly became a war bride who supported the country during World War II and soon found herself traveling the world as an army wife.  Later in life she loved RV travel with her older sister.  She was known as “Mom”, “Grand Mom” and “Aunt Sis”.  She was fiercely independ...
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