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Lena Mildred Powell

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Lena Mildred Powell, 92, died peacefully with her daughter by her side, on Sunday March 9, 2014 at their home in Salisbury. Born in Gilmer County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy Burl Martin and Comellow L. Post Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Powell, Jr. in 1997. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Peggy Lynn Powell of Salisbury, and special niece, Linda Bishop Nicholson, and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death was her son, Richard Wayne Powell, her brother, Burl Roy Martin, and her sister, Lucy Ruth Bishop. Mrs. Powell and her family moved from West Virginia to a farm in Libertytown when she was 5. She was a homemaker and poultry grower, who loved to garden and paint ceramics. She was a wonderful mother who loved God. She also leaves behind her devoted cat, “Hambone Sammy”.
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Gail Marie Pinney Farrell

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Lansdale–Gail Marie Pinney Farrell, 77, of Lansdale and formerly of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brittany Pointe Estates. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Farrell, Jr. Born May 11, 1936 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was a daughter of the late George H. and Josephine M. (Hicks) Goddu. Mrs. Farrell graduated Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. She was employed as a teacher in Pennsylvania, Florida and Connecticut for 32 years, retiring in 1993 from the Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for her efforts. Gail was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, and was very active in the Ocean Pines community. She was an avid reader and an accomplished swimmer who was a national qualifier for the Senior Olympics. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Karen E. Gardoski, and her husband, Ron of Kingsley, Pa.; Michael S. Pinney and his wife, Susan of Zie...
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Stephen William Dlubala, Jr.

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Berlin–Stephen William Dlubala, Jr., 66, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Stephen William Dlubala, Sr., and Theresa Hohman Dlubala. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon Ensley Dlubala. Stephen was a graduate of Towson State College. He had worked as a systems analyst at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A funeral service was held on March 13, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William Street in Berlin. Rev. Ed Agner officiated. Cremation followed.   Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1301 York Road #404, Lutherville-Timonium, Md. 21093. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
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George Royce White

Posted On: 3/20/14
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Willards–George Royce White, age 74, of Willards died Friday, March 14, 2014 at home. He was born in Willards and was the son of the late Olen Lee and Esther Mae (Wilkins) White. Royce’s career of 39-plus years at Perdue took him from the hatchery to feed mill superintendent to assistant general production manager where he was in charge of feed mills and grain departments as well as assisting in special projects. In 1978 he was appointed director of Grain Receiving and Storage where he remained until retirement. He received many awards, one in 2012 for 50 years of service from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). He was responsible for starting the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the GEAPS organization and was awarded “Lifetime Member.” Royce loved playing for “Jacks Fast Pitch Softball,” singing gospel music and playing the steel for “Crusaders Quartette.” He enjoyed drawing and painting, gardening and playing with his gran...
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Beverly V. Beckman Lauder

Posted On: 2/13/14
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Berlin – Beverly Virginia Beckman Lauder, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 27, 2014 in Berlin.   She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Calvin E. Lauder. Like her husband, she was born in Cumberland, Md. and lived there until they moved to Rochester, N.Y., where they spent more than 40 years.  They moved to Annapolis in 1994 where they enjoyed living closer to their family. Beverly moved to the Woodlands in Ocean Pines, in 2010. She was a homemaker, grandmother, great-grandmother, artist and Girl Scout leader.  She worked as a library aide for the Rochester City School District.  A lifelong painter, she worked in oils, acrylics and watercolors.  She belonged to Art Guilds in Rochester and Annapolis where her works were displayed in numerous art shows.  In recent years she taught art classes at the Woodlands.   She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Goffredi and her husband, Louis, and Jane D...
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Anne C. Wolfsheimer

Posted On: 2/13/14
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Berlin–Anne Conroy Wolfsheimer, age 86, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital.   Born in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Grady Conroy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer, Sr.  She is survived by her admiring children; Dr. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer, Jr. and his wife Brigitte of LaPlata, Md., Mary Wolfsheimer of Berlin, and Annemarie Wolfsheimer of Berlin. She was an adored grandmother to Marco and his wife Joey, Daniel, Molly, Michael, Sharlyna and Igor.  Also surviving is a brother Eugene F. Conroy and his wife Patricia of California, and 10 nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wolfsheimer graduated from Seton High School, and received her Associates Degree from Mount St. Agnes College in Baltimore. She had worked for Johns Hopkins University in the Mathematics Department, and earlier as secretary to the president of Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association. She kept in to...
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Annette Theresa Vollmer

Posted On: 2/13/14
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nette Theresa Vollmer WILLARDS – Annette Theresa Vollmer, age 74, died on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Englewood, N.J. on Nov. 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amelia Morris. Annette is survived by two children; daughter, Jean Marie Vollmer of Florida, and son, Thomas E. Vollmer, Sr. and his wife Carol of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four brothers, four sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by an infant son, William Vollmer, Jr. and grandson Gregory Stark. A resident of Willards for 40 years, she worked in retail sales in department stores and as a secretary for 20 years.  She spent the last 20 years as a homemaker and wife to her surviving husband of 55 years, William (Bill) Vollmer.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafts and was an avid doll collector.  She was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Ocean ...
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Lawrence Paul Downs

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Ocean Pines–Lawrence Paul Downs, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.   Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel Mae Stein Downs. He is survived by his wife, Sally Stowe Downs, and children; Nancy Morgan of Des Moines, Iowa, John A. Morgan, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa McCarthy, of Arlington, Va. and Robert A. Downs of Baltimore.   He leaves three grandchildren; Michael Paul Morgan, Robert F. Downs, Jr., and Jennifer Downs. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Milligan, and her husband, Ronald Patrick, of Westminster, Md., and nieces; Kristin Hurley and Corrine Milligan. Mr. Downs, a U.S. Navy veteran, had worked with the federal government in the Medicare Division. He served on the advisory board of Wor-Wic Community College, and on their long range planning committee. He also served on the Shore Line Commission. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin...
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Sarah J. Hitchens Venable

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Berlin–Sara J. Hitchens Venable, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ellen Lynch Hitchens. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ward Venable.   Surviving are her sons; William “Bill” Venable and his wife, Sandra, of Bishopville, Pat Venable and his wife, Kay, of Parsonsburg, and Dale E. Venable and his wife, Denise, of Bishopville, and her sister-in-law, Sally Hitchens.   She was preceded in death by a son, James B. Venable in 2003. She leaves two granddaughters, Maddie Farlow and Ellen Venable Passwater, two great grandsons, Matthew and Thomas Passwater, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Venable was a co-owner of Hoffman Drycleaners, now Venable’s Cleaners, in Berlin. She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church, Past Matron of the Worcester County Chapter of Eastern Star, Worthy Matron of Holly Chapter of Easter...
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Jennifer Leigh Melvin

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Ocean Pines – Jennifer Leigh Melvin, 29, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  Born in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of Edward Melvin and Wanda Atkinson Melvin, and grand- daughter of Betty S. Atkinson and the late John Stanley Atkinson.    She is survived by her beloved husband, Ocean City local rapper, “Hott Spitter” Brian Jones, Sr. and their son Brian Jones, Jr.  Also surviving is her brother, Travis James Melvin.   Mrs. Melvin had worked as a cashier and deli clerk at the WAWA in Ocean City.   A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.  Memorial donations may be made to the Brian Jones, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, 627 William Street, Berlin, Md., 21811.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.  
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