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William Ralph Noble

Posted On: 1/16/14
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OCEAN PINES–William Ralph Noble, age 87, died Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 at his home.   Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frederick Noble and Hilda Council Noble. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Robl Noble, and his children, Mary Sims and her husband George; Tammy Slaughter and her husband Michael Brooks; David Noble, Robert Noble and Jeffrey Noble, and his wife Rachael.   There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Muriel Gribbin, one niece and a daughter in law, Donna Noble. He was preceded in death by a son, William Ralph Noble, Jr. Mr. Noble had worked for many years for a wholesale distributor of building supplies. He was a Navy veteran. He had been a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Baltimore. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 at 1 p.m., at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, Md. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, ...
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Helga “Lollo” Pennewell

Posted On: 1/16/14
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PRINCESS ANNE–Helga “Lollo” Lieselotte Pennewell, 84, died at Somerset Gardens in Princess Anne, Md., on Jan. 5, 2014. An Eastern Shore resident for 52 years, Lollo was born to Alfred and Elsa Dallmann in Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany on April 1, 1929. She grew up in “East” Germany under Hitler’s rule, endured air raids and bombings, and lived through Soviet occupation. A teenage champion swimmer, she was a member of her birth country’s Olympic swim team when the war prevented the 1944 Olympics. Lollo earned her bachelor’s degree in design and dressmaking at Staatliche Oberschuk in Mühlhausen, received her master’s in tailoring and design at Mode Academy in Kassel and modeled for European fashion houses through the late 40s and early 50s. Shot in the leg during her first attempt to flee Russian occupation, Lollo and her family escaped East Germany in 1948. In 1951, she married then-Major Noah Ames Pennewell and, by ...
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George B. Conner, III

Posted On: 1/2/14
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George B. Conner, III BERLIN–George Brinton Conner, III, age 67, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at his home. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late George B. Conner, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Earla Marie Sodeman Conner, and children; Garrett Conner of Ocean City, Bonita Conner Wells and her husband, Bradley, of Berlin, and Morgan Conner of Wilmington, Del.  There are two grandchildren, MacCray Conner and Brinton Wells. Also surviving is his mother, sister, and brother as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Conner had been co-owner and operator of the Santa Maria Motel in Ocean City, and was currently the owner with his wife and children of the Bonita Beach Hotel in Ocean City. He was a member of the Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, and a life member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran, where he served two tours of duty. He enjoyed deep sea fishing. A funeral service was held at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. In lieu of ...
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Venerando “Van” John Caffi

Posted On: 1/2/14
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Venerando “Van” John Caffi, age 81, died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury.   Born in Washington, D.C. he was the son of the late Horace Caffi and Julia Sophie Koziol Caffi.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peggy Joyce Caffi. Also surviving is a daughter, Theresa Christine Carlile and her husband Tom of Kettle Farms, Wash.; a son, Stephan Paul Caffi and wife Heather of Wheaton, Md., daughter Carol Elizabeth Phelps and her husband, John, of Rockville; daughter Laura Lee Smith and her husband, Bruce, of Nanticoke, Md.; two sisters, Angela Caffi Kozikowski of Groton, Conn.; Genevieve Holt of Landover, Md., eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson.   Van had been an airplane mechanic during his tour in the U.S. Air Force.  He was the owner/operator of Van’s Mobil Service in Silver Spring, Md. as well as president of Van’s Mar...
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Benjamin Fisher

Posted On: 1/2/14
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OCEAN PINES–Benjamin Gwinn Chriss Fisher died peacefully at his home on Dec. 21, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Chriss Essman Fisher and Lola Smith Fisher.   He is survived by his wife, Audrey L. Fisher; son, Mark G. Fisher and his wife Marjorie of Harrisburg, Pa.; granddaughter Michele Ramondt and her husband Steve of London, England; two stepsons, F. Keith Young and Kevin B. Young; four step-grandchildren, and four step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Reedy Fisher; and sister, Mary Fisher Tollenger. Mr. Fisher had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radio operator. After discharge, he graduated from LaSalle University with an engineering degree. After retiring from Unisys Corporation, he eventually moved to Ocean Pines where he met and married Audrey. He was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, a co-founder of The Old Salts, Chestertown, Md., and a Clan Campbell member of St. Andr...
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Margaret Cordner Trail

Posted On: 1/2/14
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SYKESVILLE–Margaret “Peg” Cordner Trail died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Vernon H. Trail, dear aunt of Gary and Gwen Cordner, and dear cousin of Doris Fordham, Barbara Lee Schriefer and Harry Schriefer. Mrs. Trail served as administrator of Woodlawn Cemetery and New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore and was active in the American Cemetery Association. She enjoyed retirement in Ocean Pines where she was a member of “Swimmin Women” and served as Treasurer of St. Paul’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City.   Peg moved to Fairhaven in Sykesville in 2000 where she continued to enjoy swimming. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Fairhaven Chapel in Sykesville. Private interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairhaven Residents’ Association or Chapel Altar Guild.
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Donald J. Spence

Posted On: 1/2/14
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PITTSVILLE–Donald J. Spence, age 43, of Pittsville died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born in Prince Frederick, Md. and was the son of Buddy Joe and Dorothy Lorraine (Hooper) Spence.   He was an animal control officer with the Town of Ocean City and also owned Spence Graphics. He was a member of the Red Knights Chapter 3 and a former member of the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department.   He is survived by his parents, Buddy and Dorothy Lorraine Spence of Parsonsburg; a sister, Angela Spence Purnell of Pittsville and a niece, Kaitlyn Purnell. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Bishopville Volunter Fire Department in Bishopville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Animal Control, 6207 Timmons Road, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or to the National Aquarium, c/o Bruce Hofberger or Jessica Donahue, 111 Market Place, Suite 800, Baltimore, Md. 21202. Please write in the...
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Augustus William Payne

Posted On: 1/2/14
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Augustus William Payne  SNOW HILL–Augustus “Gus” William Payne, age 86, died peacefully at his home in Snow Hill on Thursday Dec. 26, 2013.   Born in Stockton, Md., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newell Payne. He is survived by his wife, Aline Mumford Payne. Also surviving is a daughter, Rebecca Lee Payne; a sister, Betty Smack of Newark, Del., five grandchildren; Brad Hauck and, wife Tammy; Courtney Powell and husband, Mark; Ashley Brewington and husband, Tim; and Kirby Brewington and husband, Michael; and five great grandchildren, Laney, Mackenzie, Trevor, T.J. and Madison as well as nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.   He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Nottingham, and a niece, Pam Nottingham.   Gus had been the owner and operator of Gus’s Western Auto for more than 55 years. He was the last surviving charter member of the Snow Hill Lions Club, a mason, a minuteman and a board member of Snow Hill Grain. Gus was very civic oriented a...
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Mary J. Age

Posted On: 1/2/14
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Mary J. Age SNOW HILL–Mary Jane Age, age 78, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at her home. Born in Snow Hill, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice Fooks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Ray Age. Sr. in 2012.   She is survived by her son, Buddy Ray Age, Jr. of Salisbury, and daughters; Kathy Gravenor of Snow Hill, Carol Brittingham of Berlin and Kimberly Age of Snow Hill. Also surviving is her “adopted daughter” and caregiver of 10 years, Becky Liddle and her beloved pet dog, Pee-Wee. There are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren preceded her in death.   She is survived by her sisters; Rosalie Atkinson of Delmar, Md., Alberta Lynch and her husband Richard of Snow Hill, and, Barbara Parks, of Westover, Md., and several nieces and nephews. Her sister and brothers; Martha Quillen, William Fooks and Albert Fooks also preceded her in death. Mrs. Age had worked as a legal secretary for many years with the Wi...
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Anne C. “Nancy” Hall

Posted On: 1/2/14
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SELBYVILLE–Anne C. “Nancy” Hall, age 81, of Selbyville and formerly of Baltimore and Ocean City, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at home. Mrs. Hall was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Julian Lee Henry and Mary Carroll (Harris) Fisher.     She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City.   She is survived by three sons, William B. Hall III of Fenwick Island, Scott P. Hall of Ocean City and Julian H.L. Hall of Selbyville; a daughter, Carroll L. Ward of Dayton, Va.; a sister, Carolyn Gunning of Yardley, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Will, Corey, Russell and Carrie Hall and Brooks and Sarah Ward and Scott Gattuso and one great-granddaughter, Peyton Gattuso. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Barnes Hall Jr., in 2010. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday Dec. 27, 2013 at 11a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, do...
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