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Obituaries

Donald Godfrey Bunting

BERLIN –Donald Godfrey Bunting, age 71, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at his home.  Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Herman Sylvester “Bert” Bunting and Ruth Godfrey Bunting.  He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Bonnie Hurdle Bunting and children Shelia Bunting Powell and her husband Ronnie of Berlin… Read more »

Rosser L. Bass, Jr.

BERLIN–Rosser Lee Bass, Jr., age 81, died Oct. 5.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rosser Lee Bass, Sr. and Mary DeLuca Bass.  He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadine Getek Bass in 2010, and children; Gregory Paul Bass and his wife Mary of Baltimore; David Lee Bass of… Read more »

Dennis Francis Johannsen

OCEAN PINES –Dennis Francis Johannsen, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Peninsula  Regional Medical Center.  Born in Peekskill, N.Y., he was the son of the late Emil Johannsen and Agnes Lagana Johannsen.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Babina Johannsen; a son Robert Dennis Johannsen of Berlin, and daughter Darlene Johannsen… Read more »

Linda W. Risso

BISHOPVILLE–Linda W. Risso, 70 of Bishopville and formerly of Baltimore died Saturday, Oct. 5, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Russell W. and Helen (Mann) Walter.    She retired after 30 years working for Verizon. She was a member of the Ocean City Parrot… Read more »

Marilyn Leona Clark

OCEAN CITY – Marilyn Leona Clark, age 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Lee’s Almost Home Nursing Facility. Born in Baltimore she was the daughter of the late Milton and Marie Boehn Shamleffer.  She was preceded in death by her husband Garland H. Clark.  She is survived by her daughter Gail M. Butler and… Read more »

Omar W. Todd

OCEAN CITY–Omar Winfield Todd, age 93, died peacefully on Sept. 25, 2013 at his home. Born in Toddville, Md., he was the son of the late Darius Todd and Lydia Meridith Todd.  He is survived by his wife June Rose Todd, and children:, Mary Todd Price and her husband Tim of Ocean City, Martha Todd… Read more »

Joseph John Beland, Sr

BERLIN– Joseph John Beland, Sr., age 84, of Berlin died on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.   Born in Massachusetts, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Beland ( nee Klima).  Also surviving is his son, Joseph J. Beland, Jr. and his wife Julia of New… Read more »

Dr. Thomas Murray Holcomb

OCEAN PINES – Dr. Thomas Murray Holcomb, age 88, died Thursday Oct. 3, 2013 at his home.  Born in Portland, Or. he was the son of the late James Murray Holcomb and Paulita Dulany Holcomb.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Nolan Holcomb, a son Thomas N. Holcomb of Chapel Hill,… Read more »

Mary Ellen Derrickson

BERLIN— Mary Ellen Derrickson, 87, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born in Newark and was a daughter of the late Isaac Ayres and Sarah Foreman Ayres. Mary received her formal education in the public schools of Worcester County. She married her… Read more »

Margaret A. “Peg” McWilliams

SELBYVILLE–Margaret A. “Peg” McWilliams, RN, age 84, of Selbyville and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born in Georgetown and was the daughter of the late Edwin L. and Alice Oleta (McCauley) Smith.    She was a registered nurse for many years and was a… Read more »