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Billy Greene Smith

Posted On: 1/30/14
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BERLIN–Billy Greene (B.G.) Smith, 78, of Berlin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was born Sep. 7, 1935 in Sylacauga, Ala. to the late John Reid and Lillian Greene Smith. At a very early age, the family moved to Dorchester County where he grew up in the Hurlock area and was proud to claim Puckum as home. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Berlin American Legion 123. B.G., his wife and children moved to Berlin in 1963 when he accepted a position with Taylor Bank where he worked for many years. Later he owned and operated Sea Isle motel until retirement. He and his wife raised their sons on the family farm where they have lived for 45 years. For most of his life, B.G. was involved in ministry serving in various Christian leadership roles. He attended Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. He was a member of the Masonic Order for 53 years and a proud member of Berlin Evergreen Lodge 153. He presided as High Priest of Royal...
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Gertrude E. Gsvind

Posted On: 1/30/14
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ST. MARTINS–Gertrude Elfriede Gsvind, age 84, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Harrison House in Snow Hill.   Born April 27, 1929, in Hindenburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elfriede Golba. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Gsvind, in 1984. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughter, Barbara Bunting and her husband, Victor, of Whaleyville, and her son, Charles Gsvind and his wife, Tracey, of Berlin. She was the adored grandmother to four grandchildren; Victor Bunting, Jr. of Berlin, Lesley Bunting Gurgo of Berlin, Robbie Gsvind of Berlin and Katie Tibbs of San Diego, Ca.   She is also survived by two brothers, Horst Golba and his wife, Cristel, of Frankfurt, Germany, and Gerhardt Golba and his wife, Elke, of Spearfish, SD. Preceding her in death was a sister, Margot Wistlich of Volkensbach. Mrs. Gsvind was a poultry grower for Perdue, Inc. for 37 years and received several awards as an outstanding poultry p...
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JoAnne Sutton Quillin

Posted On: 1/23/14
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BERLIN–JoAnne Sutton Quillin, age 65, died Thursday Jan. 14, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.   Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. Sutton and Bertha Mae Rohm Sutton Aydelotte. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, John Aydelotte. She is survived by her husband, Horace “Skip” Quillin, formerly of Davis Ice and Coal and a retired director at Calvin B. Taylor Bank. She is also survived by her daughter, Jodi Bounds Danzi, and her husband, Rick Danzi, of Piney Island in Bishopville; a sister, Mary Jo Mathos, and her husband, Dave, of Salisbury; a nephew, Joseph McCarthy, and a niece, Katie McCarthy, and a half brother, John Aydelotte of Parsonsburg. Mrs. Quillin had been a clerk treasurer for the Town of Berlin, had owned and operated the Added Touch Frame Shop in Berlin, was an associate with Davis Ice and Coal, was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church and had been a bookkeeper and real estat...
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Brent Sharp

Posted On: 1/23/14
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WEST OCEAN CITY–Brent Sharp, 66, of West Ocean City died peacefully at his home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert Sharp and June (Hambridge) Sharp. He was a retired lieutenant of the New York Department of Corrections and also an employee at PRMC in Salisbury. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed doing home improvement projects, landscaping, boating, fishing, and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Straka Sharp; brother, Denny Sharp; his two children, Brent Robert Sharp and Brittany Lynn Sharp; two stepchildren, Kelsey Marie Straka and Sarah Elizabeth Straka; niece, Kelly Anderson, as well as many extended family members and friends. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. The Rev. Andy Frick officiated. The family would like to thank Coastal Hospice as well as Whatcoat United Methodist Church. Donations may be mad...
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Charles J. Sewell, Sr.

Posted On: 1/23/14
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SELBYVILLE–Charles J. Sewell, Sr., age 86, of Selbyville and formerly of Baltimore died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Cheatlet Sewell. He had been an accountant with Westinghouse for many years. He was a member of the Ocean City Elks Lodge, the Ocean City American Legion Post 166 and the Ocean View Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234. He was a  WWII U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Arlene R. Sewell of Selbyville; a daughter, Beverly James of Parker, Co.; two sons, Charles J. Sewell Jr. of Stewartstown, Pa. and John W. Sewell of Arodia, Va.;  seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 17 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Father David Archibald officiating. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roxana Vol. Fire Co., 35943 Zion Churc...
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Margaret M. Bunting

Posted On: 1/23/14
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SNOW HILL–Margaret Mary Bunting, age 79, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, Md., she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Snyder. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William H. Bunting, Sr. and sons; William H. Bunting, Jr. of Snow Hill, Michael Kassab of Sicklerville, N.J., and Louis J.  Kassab, and his wife Marie of Franklinville, N.J. She was adored grandmother to; Katlyn and Alexandra Bunting, and Diane, Jeanine and Joshua Kassab. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Snyder. Mrs. Bunting was a homemaker, a member of Snow Hill Christian Church and active member of the ASPCA, and strong advocate of no-kill shelters. She leaves behind her beloved dogs, Goldie and Buffy.             A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 20 at Snow Hill Christian Church in Snow Hill. Rev. Dale Jacobs officiated. Interment foll...
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George B. Clark

Posted On: 1/23/14
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OCEAN VIEW, DEL.–George Bertram Clark, age 78, died Friday Jan. 17, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.   Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph A. Clark and Frances Marie Hagan Clark. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Walsh Clark, sons; George Brian Clark of Raleigh, N.C., Glenn Clark of Piscataway, N.J., and daughter Sue Ellen Humza of Nazareth, Pa.   There are four grandchildren; Brittany Clark, Michael Clark, Jenna Humza and Travis Humza.   Also surviving is a brother, Francis M. “Bob” Clark, of Old Bridge, N.J. and sisters; Mary Cain of Ocean City, Md., and Margaret “Peggy” Bundas of Oyster Bay, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Clark had worked for the New Jersey Bell Phone Company in maintenance management. He had been a member of the Navy Reserves, St. Luke Catholic Church, the Irish American Club, and enjoyed gardening and boating. A mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 2...
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Donna S. Campbell

Posted On: 1/23/14
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MILLSBORO, DEL.–Donna Sylvia Campbell, age 73, of Millsboro, Del. passed away at home in the loving care of her family on Jan. 16, 2014.   She was born in Lewes, Del. to the late William A. and Ruth Hastings Steele on May 29, 1940. She was a graduate of Millsboro High School in 1958, where she played basketball. She also attended Wesley College, Salisbury University and Emory & Henry College.   She retired from a career as a social worker for the state of Delaware, serving in Georgetown and Laurel.   Donna loved to travel worldwide. She was devoted to her family, and had a sterling reputation as a good person who was always there to help people, and especially always there for her family. She never had a bad thing to say about anybody. She is survived by her children; Erik Campbell, of Millsboro; Karen Campbell, of Las Vegas and step-children; Audrey Balzart, of Las Vegas; Robert Campbell, Jr., of Lorton, Va. and Annette Bartholomew, of Manassas, Va. She ...
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Robert D. “Bob” Korb, Sr.

Posted On: 1/23/14
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NORTH CAROLINA–Robert D. “Bob” Korb, Sr., 67, of Manteo, N.C., beloved husband of Mary Fay Kemp, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at his home. Born in Baltimore, Robert was the son of the late Berner and Audrey O’Neal Korb. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Korb, III. Bob was a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge, an amateur radio operator “K4ORB” and a retired volunteer firefighter. Bob was a compassionate man who enjoyed helping others, living by the ocean and tinkering with electronics. Bob is survived by and was extremely loving and proud of his three children and two step children, Kevin Korb, and his wife Debbie, of Stevensville; Robert Korb, Jr. and his fiancé, Angela Gainer, of Salisbury; Courtney Brassell and her husband, Jim, of Singapore; Jamie Daniels and his wife, Nadine, of Manteo and Mary Avery Paradine of Manteo; his grandchildren, Kassidy and Kr...
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John Edward Schaefer

Posted On: 1/16/14
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OCEAN PINES–John Edward Schaefer, age 82, of Ocean Pines and formerly of Millington, N.J. died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Alfred H. and Catharine D. (Sindall) Schaefer. Ed was a 1953 graduate of Johns Hopkins University and earned a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree, and belonged to the ATO fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While living in Levittown, N.Y. he was a Boy Scout Master. After moving to Millington, N.J., Ed was president of the Long Hill Township Jaycees and also became a licensed airplane pilot. Ocean Pines became home after retirement. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines and was an active member of the Community Church at Ocean Pines. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan L. Schaefer of Ocean Pines; two sons, Gregg Schaefer of Stephens City, Va. and James Schaefer of Salisbury; three daughters, Wendy Schaefer of Greensboro, Ga., Daneen Dotte...
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