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Gilda DeMarco

Posted On: 8/23/12
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BERLIN — Gilda DeMarco, 100, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Berlin Nursing Home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Frank Guagliardi and Maria Giuseppe Guagliardi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus DeMarco, in 1969. She is survived by her grandchildren, Guy DeMarco, Marie DeMarco and Doreen DeMarco; great-grandchildren, Nicholas DeMarco and Gianna DeMarco; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons, Gaetan DeMarco in 2006 and Gerard DeMarco in 2009. Cremation followed her death. Interment will be held at a future date in Moravian Cemetery in Staton Island, N.Y. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
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Robert Lawrence Trachy Sr.

Posted On: 8/23/12
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OCEAN PINES — Robert Lawrence Trachy Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Franklin, N.H., he was the son of the late Arville Trachy and Yvonne Desjardens Trachy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Campbell Trachy, in 2003. He is survived by his sons, Robert Lawrence “Larry” Trachy Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Thomas George Trachy and his wife, Chrystallo, of Newark, Del.; his daughters, Nanette Meith and her husband, Michael, of Snow Hill, Tammy Wallace and her husband, Lester, of Clifton, Va., and Jeanne Mills and her husband, Allan of Ocean Pines; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Richard Trachy and his wife, Jeannette, of Rochester, Minn.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Trachy of Tuscon, Ariz.; sisters, Doris Bouty of San Francisco and Yvette Toupin of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his beloved companion, Andree Bertrand of Montreal, Canada. He was ...
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Edwin ‘Ned’ McIntosh

Posted On: 8/9/12
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OCEAN PINES — Edwin “Ned” McIntosh, 88, of The Parke at Ocean Pines and Berlin, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug.1, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; six children, Bethann McIntosh-King and her husband, Johnpaul, of Guerneville, Calif., Bob McIntosh and his wife, Sabra, of Berlin, Amy McElrath and her husband, Lee, of Reston, Va., Lynne Spenia and her husband, John, of Bumpass, Va., Tom McIntosh and his wife, Mickie, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Jim McIntosh and his wife, JoAnne, of Austin, Texas. “Pop-Pop” will be missed by his seven grandchildren, Parker and Duncan McIntosh, Sean McElrath, Rachel Spenia, Jordan McIntosh, and Ian and Megan McIntosh. In addition to being a devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. McIntosh was a veteran of WWII, having served on the USS Yorktown, an accomplished author and playwright, and the coach of many Little League championsh...
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Wayne C. Hollingshead

Posted On: 8/9/12
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OCEAN CITY — Wayne C. Hollingshead, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Born in Woodbury, N.J., he was the son of Ruth Olsen Smith of Berlin. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne Searl Hollingshead, and children, Michelle Lee Janyska and her husband, Chris, of Holly Springs, N.C., and W. Scott Hollingshead and his wife, Kathleen, of Newark, Del. He was adored grandfather to Emma, Abigayle, Molly, Lillianna Janyska of Holly Springs, N.C., and Katherine Hollingshead of Newark, Del. Mr. Hollingshead grew up in the Gloucester County area, graduating from Glassboro High School in 1957. He received his associate’s degree in electrical design at Salem Community College. He worked at E.I. DuPont Company in the engineering department for 30 years, retiring in 1998. During his years at DuPont, he traveled all over the world to the different plant sites working in electrical design. After retiring, Mr. Hollingshead and his wife,...
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Richard Henry Sommers

Posted On: 8/9/12
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BERLIN — Richard Henry Sommers, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Jacob Sommers and Ida Pollack Sommers. Mr. Sommers served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with distinction. He had worked as a postman and also for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Sharon K. Sommers; three sons, David Sommers and his wife, Lynn, Thomas Sommers and his wife, Wendy, and Mark Jantz and his wife, Connie; a son-in-law, Mark Fitzurka; two daughters, Darlene Stewart and her husband, Harold, and Kim Lewis and her husband, Eric; a brother, Jacob Sommers and his wife, Flory; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Fitzurka. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m....
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Robert A. 'Bob' Fletcher

Posted On: 8/2/12
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CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. — Robert A. “Bob” Fletcher, 91, of Charlotte Hall, Md., and formerly of Ocean City and Congress Heights, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Center in Charlotte Hall. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna Lee Fletcher, to whom he was married 41 years, and loving father of Linda Moore and her husband, Bill Moore. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Robert Moore and Dana Lester; great-grandchildren, Brad Faires, Robert Moore, Cullen Lester, Brice Moore and Mason Lester; and two sisters, Jean Cirillo and Ellen Howell. Mr. Fletcher retired from General Services Administration in 1971, with a career that started in 1950 after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy. He loved playing the violin, working with his hands to build things and sports. He enjoyed playing baseball and was on the school baseball team at Congress Heights High School in Washington, D.C. He also played baseball while serving ...
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Taylor A. Lewis

Posted On: 8/2/12
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WILLARDS — Taylor Alexis Lewis, 12, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of Edward Ruben Lewis and Abbi Lee Lewis. She is survived by her brother, Martin Douglas Lewis of Willards; her paternal grandparents, Doug and Carol Lewis of Ironshire; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Schuman of Berlin. Also surviving are her aunts, Michelle Webb and her husband, J.B., Marsha Lewis and Robert Eubanks and Cindy Taylor; and godparents, Danielle and J.R. Kellam. There are numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Martin Schuman. Ms. Lewis attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Berlin. A funeral service was held Sunday, July 29, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Berlin. Pastor Phillip Timmons officiated. Interment followed in Dale Cemetery in Whaleyville. A donation in her memory may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy, 10407 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements were handled by Burbage F...
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Harriet Freda Husman

Posted On: 8/2/12
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OCEAN PINES — Harriet Freda Husman, 90, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Catered Living in Ocean Pines. Born in Champagne, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Ambia Harold Pirtle and Lydia Gault Pirtle. She is survived by her son, Fred Husman and his wife, Nancy, of Ocean Pines; three grandchildren, Matthew Husman and his wife, Tamara, Sarah Bourgeois and her husband, Matthew, and Aimee Looney and her husband, Tommy; and three great-grandchildren, Logan Husman and Emma and Andrew Bourgeois. Mrs. Husman had worked as a secretary for the University of Maryland. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Laurel, Md., the Laurel Senior Citizens and the University of Maryland Physics Pals Club. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call on hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Olin Shockley will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, Ill. Donations may be...
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John A. Mason

Posted On: 8/2/12
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BERMUDA — John Alfred Mason, 75, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the home of his son in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Alfred Mason and Evelyn Pentz Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Smith Mason.  Mr. Mason is survived by his sons, Robert J. Mason and his wife, Theresa, of Bermuda, James Mason and his wife, Jody, of Berlin, and Paul Wollman and his wife, Lesley, of Bermuda. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Eleanor, Cecilia and Michael Wollman. Mr. Mason had been a PGA golf professional and was a member of the Club Managers Association. He was member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Burmuda. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Bermuda. A local memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home i...
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Robert S. Smith Sr.

Posted On: 7/20/12
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BISHOPVILLE — Robert S. Smith Sr. was called to rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Born Feb. 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Harrison and Sarah “Holland” Smith. Mr. Smith’s early childhood education was at George Washington Carver School in Frankford, Del. He started his Christian walk with Christ early at St. John AME Church in Bishopville, where he was still a member until his passing. While there, he was a dedicated trustee for many years. He performed duties as carpenter, electrician and yard maintenance. He completed the interior of the pastor’s office and the church dining facility. He was a member of the musician team. He loved playing his guitar. One of his favorite hymns was “Yes God Is Real.” He met and married Elizabeth Taylor in 1955, and to that union were three sons, Woodrow, Robert and Eugene. He was employed by Mann’s Potato Chip plant for several years. Later, he purchased a truck and became a self-employe...
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