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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 also survived by three sons, Jack A. Jr. and his late wife, Ellen Nehmsmann (nee Fotia); loving partner Bonnie, Robert Jeffrey and his wife, Susan Nehmsmann, and Jay William and his wife, Chris Nehmsmann. He was a loving grandfather to Christine Benham and her husband, Michael.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Tatro and Dorothy Beierlein.
John worked for Western Electric Company for 40 years after returning from England serving as a sergeant in the US Army during WWII. After retiring from Western Electric, John enjoyed volunteering for his church, starting with the Knights of Columbus, the Sunshine Boys and ushering at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Baltimore.
After moving to Ocean Pines, he continued his volunteering with Knights of Columbus, ushering, maintenance committee and many other needs of Saint John Neumann Church. John was happiest when his family was gathered, but enjoyed dancing, playing cards especially Pitch and Pinochle, Lionel model trains, coin collecting and socializing with his friends. 
The family received family and friends at The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Berlin on Sept. 24, 2014.
Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci officiated. Family also received family and friends at the Lilly & Zeiler Inc. Funeral Home in Baltimore on Sept. 25, 2014.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, please donated to St. John Neumann Church or Knight of Columbus Council, 9053 Ocean City, Md, 21842. Online Condolences may be shared with the family at