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Obituaries

Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert

Ocean City–Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert, Jr., 64, of Ocean City died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.   He was born in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late Paul K. and Ethel Ruppert Sr. Pudge dedicated many years to the food and beverage industry, most notably serving… Read more »

Lester Joseph Struble, Sr.

Berlin–Lester Joseph Struble, Sr., 80, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in West Milford, N.J., he was the son of the late Lester Aloysius Struble and Cecelia Tintle Struble. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Mackin Struble and children, Carol Lebedz and her husband, Glenn… Read more »

Regina Elena Moran

Berlin–Regina Elena Moran, 54, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home in Berlin.   Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Smallwood and Joan Tomarchis Smallwood. She is survived by her husband, Steven Michael Moran and her two children, Christina Marie Truitt and her husband, Dell of Berlin, and Christopher… Read more »

John Chester Rayne

Powellville–John Chester Rayne, 62, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home.   Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Chester West Rayne and Hazel Powell Rayne. He is survived by his brother, David Powell Rayne and his girlfriend, Terry Koshi. Also surviving is a niece, Megan Rayne Flick of Harrisonburg, Va…. Read more »

Beverly V. Beckman Lauder

Berlin – Beverly Virginia Beckman Lauder, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 27, 2014 in Berlin.   She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Calvin E. Lauder. Like her husband, she was born in Cumberland, Md. and lived there until they moved to Rochester, N.Y., where… Read more »

Anne C. Wolfsheimer

Berlin–Anne Conroy Wolfsheimer, age 86, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital.   Born in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Grady Conroy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer, Sr.  She is survived by her admiring children; Dr. Nelson Joseph Wolfsheimer,… Read more »

Annette Theresa Vollmer

nette Theresa Vollmer WILLARDS – Annette Theresa Vollmer, age 74, died on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Englewood, N.J. on Nov. 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amelia Morris. Annette is survived by two children; daughter, Jean Marie Vollmer of Florida, and… Read more »

Lawrence Paul Downs

Ocean Pines–Lawrence Paul Downs, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.   Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel Mae Stein Downs. He is survived by his wife, Sally Stowe Downs, and children; Nancy Morgan of Des Moines, Iowa, John A. Morgan, Jr. and… Read more »

Sarah J. Hitchens Venable

Berlin–Sara J. Hitchens Venable, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ellen Lynch Hitchens. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ward Venable.   Surviving are her sons; William “Bill” Venable and his wife,… Read more »

Jennifer Leigh Melvin

Ocean Pines – Jennifer Leigh Melvin, 29, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  Born in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of Edward Melvin and Wanda Atkinson Melvin, and grand- daughter of Betty S. Atkinson and the late John Stanley Atkinson.    She is survived by her beloved husband,… Read more »