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Walter Matthew Langan

Posted On: 2/7/14
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Walter Matthew Langan, 89, of Berlin, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in New York, N.Y. he was the son of the late Walter J. and Anna Devlin Langan. Mr. Langan was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II on the U.S. Montauk, in charge of the radio room. He was a systems analyst for the Department of the Navy until retirement.  He lived in the Bowie, Md. area most of his adult life, moving to Ocean Pines after retirement.   He was the editor of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Newspaper.  Memberships include VFW, American Legion and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Berlin. He is survived by his wife, Jean Langan of Berlin; daughter, Alice Anderson and her husband, Larry of Crofton, Md.; sons: Walter J. Langan of Springfield, Va. and Kenneth J. Langan and his wife, Kitty of Hollywood, Ca.; grandchildren; April Anderson, Amy Chapman, Matthew Anderson, Erik Anderson and Julia Langan and great-granddaughter, S...
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Janice B. Lucido

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Janice Burns Lucido, age 66, died Jan. 23, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.   Born in Hickory, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Cameron E. and Mary Keller Burns. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Baptist Lucido.   She is survived by her son, Casey Thompson of Ocean City, a brother, Cameron Burns, Jr. and a sister, Revonda Cooper, both of Hickory, N.C. Mrs. Lucido moved here to the shore in the 70’s and started her own interior design company. She met and married John Lucido with whom she spent many happy years. She was a loving wife and mother. She impacted many lives helping people in need. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 3: p.m. at Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St. Berlin, Md. 21811. A donation in here memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804 Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
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Ralph H. “Skip” Kemp

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Ralph H. “Skip” Kemp, age 88, of Ocean City, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at his home. He was born on Jan. 7, 1926 in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Jones) Kemp. Skip was a graduate of McKinley Tech “Veterans” High School in Washington and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1950, he started what would be a long career with the I.B.E.W., Local 26, electrical workers, in Washington. Later in his career, he served as an officer of the union before retiring in 1988. Skip was a member of many organizations including St Andrew’s/St Luke’s Church in Ocean City, the Knights of Columbus, The Irish-American Club, the Ocean City Elks Club and the I.B.E.W. Retirees Club. Skip and his wife, Irish, forged many lifetime friendships in the Ocean City area. Skip was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and his wit, humor and loving personality will be missed by everybody w...
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Elizabeth Ann Foley

Posted On: 1/30/14
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OCEAN CITY–Elizabeth Ann Foley, 81, a resident of Ocean City, died on Jan. 22, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born on March 6, 1932 in Brooklyn, was raised in Queens, and then moved to Williston Park, N.Y. after her marriage to Tom in 1952. She moved to Severna Park in 1960 where she was a member of St. John’s parish for 42 years. She moved to Ocean City in 2000 and became an active member of St. Luke’s parish. Bettie was devoted to making her family and friends happy in every way. She enjoyed traveling, socializing, entertaining and cooking everyone’s favorite foods. Bettie was an avid knitter for family, friends and anyone in need. Her passions included playing games with family and friends, watching Wheel of Fortune and she never missed a sunset. Bettie made a new friend everywhere she went and always delivered a smile. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thomas Foley; one brother, Robert Kolmel of Homosassa ...
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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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