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Obituaries

Val Jean Slowinski

Towson–Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Aug. 27 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78. The former Val Jean Sytko was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Irvington, N.J., where… Read more »

Mary Ann Simpson

Ocean City–A Celebration of the Life of Mary Ann Simpson, who was born, May 12, 1929 and died July 5, 2014,  will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ocean City Marlin Club, located at 9659 Golf Course Road in West Ocean City.

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 »

Rohn Anderson Engh

Osceola, Wis.–Rohn Anderson Engh of Osceola, Wis., 84, passed away on Monday Aug. 4, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, with his family by his side. He died of a sudden infection causing severe pneumonia and complications. Rohn was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa. He was preceded in death by parents,… Read more »

Reba Mitchell Purnell

Ocean City–Reba Mitchell Purnell, age 100, passed away on Aug. 27, 2014 at her home.   Born in Christopher, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillie Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Dudley (1959) and second husband, Harry S. Purnell, Jr (1992).   Surviving, are her… Read more »

Marsha E. Davis

Berlin–Marsha E. Davis, age 68, of Berlin, Md. died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret E. (Johnson) Wier.   She had worked as a legal secretary for the law office of Stacy Harman in Ocean City…. Read more »

Audrey (Dottie) Louise Burgess

Ocean Pines– Audrey (Dottie) Louise Burgess, age 77, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at her home. Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Ruth Ball Crabtree and Clovis Crabtree. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert B. Burgess, and children; Blair Burgess and his wife, Cynthia, Brian Burgess,… Read more »

Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson

Ocean Pines–Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson, age 82, died on Aug. 29, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Peters Hazleton. She is survived by her husband, John G. Everson, and four children, Sharon Vargas Elliott and her husband, Dick; Sonia Vargas… Read more »

Anson Freeman Wilcox

Ocean Pines–Anson Freeman Wilcox, age 90, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Norfolk, Va. he was the son of the late William and Janie Briggs Wilcox. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara S. Wilcox, and daughters, Susan Rosenthal and her husband, Scott… Read more »

Esther Ellen Carney

Ocean City–Esther Ellen Carney, age 95, passed away on Sept. 1, 2014 at Catered Living in Berlin.  Born in Ocean View, Del., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie Derrickson Pusey.   She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Frank E. Carney in 1994. She is survived… Read more »