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Obituaries

Mary Ellen Cropper

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Mary Ellen Cropper Newark Mary Ellen Cropper, age 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Wells and Grace Ellen Rayne Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William G. Cropper, in 2009, and her brother-in-law, Andy Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah… Read more »

Dianne Sherry Isett

Dianne Sherry Isett

Dianne Sherry Isett Ocean Pines Dianne Sherry Isett, 72 years of age, passed away at home, on April 28,2022, with loved ones by her side. She was born to William and Doris Isett of Parkville, Maryland, and lived in the Baltimore area for many years. After graduating from Parkville High, she went to work for… Read more »

James Arthur McAleer

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James Arthur McAleer Berlin James Arthur McAleer, 63, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Born in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 18, 1958 to John H. and Rose Mary McAleer, he was raised in Wheaton, Maryland, where he learned to run the streets both literally, figuratively and imaginatively. That passion for travel… Read more »

Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr.

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Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr. Ocean City Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr., passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side on April 26, 2022. Joe (or fondly known as OCBocaJoe) grew up in Parkville, Maryland, where he made lifelong friendships. Joining the Navy as a young man, he served our country honorably. Upon leaving the… Read more »

Richard Albert Passwater

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Richard Albert Passwater Winterville/Sarasota/Ocean Pines Richard Albert Passwater of Winterville, North Carolina, Sarasota, Florida, and Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed into his eternal rest on April 28, 2022, at the age of 84. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Sr. and Mabel King Passwater; and his brother, Stanley Passwater Jr. He is survived… Read more »

Kenneth Francis Buckley

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Kenneth Francis Buckley Ocean Pines Kenneth Francis Buckley, 72, of The Parke in Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away on April 17, 2022, at home surrounded by his significant other of 10 years, Joan Twigg, and his immediate family. After a courageous two-year battle, he succumbed to a rare biliary duct cancer. Ken was born on… Read more »

Rose Mary Boteler McAleer

Rose Mary Boteler McAleer Ocean Pines Rose Mary Boteler McAleer passed on to Eternal Life on Friday, April 8, 2022, at home surrounded by her children after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Rose Mary will be fondly remembered, not as a celebrity on the movie screen, although she had the beauty of a screen… Read more »

Mary Jean Crandall

Mary Jean Crandall Berlin What a life … 95.5! If you knew Mary Jean, you were well aware she was full of zest and vitality. Born in Minnesota in 1926, she lived life to the fullest. She raised four kids, Kim, Scott, Kelly and Kasey. Decades ago two awesome men joined the family, Richard Malone… Read more »

Fannie W. Birckhead

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Fannie W. Birckhead Snow Hill Fannie W. Birckhead, a lifelong resident of Snow Hill, Maryland, died at her home on Feb. 9, 2022. A daughter of the shore, Mrs. Birckhead loved her community and lived her life embodying her favorite Margaret Mead quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change… Read more »

George Hollman

George Hollman

George Hollman Ocean Pines George “Wayne” Hollman, 70, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. Wayne was born Jan. 25, 1952, in Daniels, Maryland, to George and Nora (Shifflett) Hollman. In 1965, the family moved to Carroll County where Wayne attended South Carroll High School and… Read more »