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Obituaries

John Joseph Sparzak

Ocean Pines The pearly gates were thrust open on 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, as St. Peter greeted John Joseph Sparzak with a firm handshake and a hug. In the background, a jazz band could be heard playing “Oh When the Saints Come Marching In,” as John always wanted when this day came…. Read more »

Daniel Gutshall

Berlin Daniel Gutshall, 54, of Berlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kimberly Gutshall. Born in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Patricia Gutshall. He is survived by two brothers, Darren Gutshall and his wife, Dorothy, of Carlisle, Pa. and Derik Gutshall and his… Read more »

Luz Minerva Haller

Ocean Pines Luz Minerva Haller, 83, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the later Lucas and Margo Nazario. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Herbert Glenn Haller, and children, Herb Haller Jr. and… Read more »

James D. Patrick, Jr.

James D. Patrick, Jr., age 80, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late James D. Patrick, Sr., and Florence Honeywell. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Patrick of Ocean Pines. He is also survived by… Read more »

Howard Louis Koehler

Howard Louis Koehler, age 94, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Chesapeake Manor in Willards, Md. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Mildred Baer Koehler. He is survived by his beloved wife Elsie Ott Koehler, and children, Martin Koehler of California, Robert Koehler and his wife, Lynda… Read more »

Thomas Anthony Cetola, Sr.

Thomas Anthony Cetola, Sr., age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Jenny Tassoni Cetola. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Henry Cetola, and children, Thomas A. Cetola, Jr. and his… Read more »

Doris Wicklein Blottenberger

Doris Wicklein Blottenberger, age 99, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in south Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen Brook Wicklein. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 75 years, Walter A. Blottenberger; a daughter, Arlene Clark; and… Read more »

Obituaries

Patricia Murray Chester Berlin Patricia Murray Chester, 77, died Oct. 4, 2014 in Berlin, Md. surrounded by her family. Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Harry Earl Murray, Sr. and Virginia Dennis Murray.  She was preceded in death by her second husband, Marvel Lee Hadder in 1991, and N. William “Bill”… Read more »

John “Jack” F. O’Connor

Ocean Pines–John “Jack” Francis O’Connor, age 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at his home.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie Zeberlein O’Connor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara O’Connor and daughters; Micky Procter of Berlin, Trish Bonebrake and her husband, Darrell of Howard County, Md.; Kathy… Read more »

John Adam Nehmsmann

Ocean Pines–Mr. John Adam Nehmsmann, Sr., 90, of Ocean Pines, Md. passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1924 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Vogel) Nehmsmann and John W. Nehmsmann. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret E.(Bette) Nehmsmann of 67 years. In addition to Margaret, John is… Read more »