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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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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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