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Daniel B. Stachurski

Port St. Lucie

Daniel B. Stachurski of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed on Nov. 20 at the age of 73. Dan was born on June 25, 1944 in Riverside, California to Edward and Katherine (Chaby) Stachurski.

Dan honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Leaving the Army as 1st Lieutenant, he entered the advertising and public relations field until his retirement.

After retirement, Dan became very involved in the board of the Ocean Pines Association, where he served in various positions including president.

Dan’s passion for painting led him to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics, summa cum laude, from Salisbury University in 2010.

From a young man, Dan’s other passion was sailing and in 2012 Dan got his dreamboat “Windstalker,” a Bavaria Cruiser 36. Dan and his wife, Deb, sailed to Florida in late 2013 to live full time and enjoy the water, golf and the Florida life.

Dan is survived by his wife, Deborah Shockley, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; son, Erik Stachurski (Lorre) and grandsons, David and Jake of Warwick, Rhode Island; son, Marc Stachurski (Jana) and grandsons, Kegan and Burke of Allen, Texas; sisters, Nola Zanelli (Rich) of Joliet, Illinois and Mary Jo Stachurski of Elmwood Park, Illinois; brother-in-law, Carroll Shockley (Linda) of Berlin, Maryland; brother-in-law, Gary Shockley (Debbie) of Salisbury, Maryland; sister-in-law, Helen Shockley of Salisbury, Maryland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents and first wife Charlotte predeceased him.

Dan’s wish for his final resting place is Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The services will be at a date to be determined.

There will be a celebration of Dan’s Life on Dec. 30, 2017 at the Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines, Maryland at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial in Ocean Pines, P.O. Box 1576, Ocean Pines.

Carole Collins Jones


Carole Collins Jones, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, she was the daughter of Grover Collins Jr. and Virginia Ringler Collins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Jones, and a sister, Joan Collins.

She is survived by a son, Thomas Davis IV (Elizabeth); daughter, Jenny Sheppard (Robert Baker); brother, Grover Collins (Debbie); grandchildren, Chase Humphrey, Chad Humphrey, Thomas Davis, V, and Hannah Davis; nieces, Courtney Powell (Mark), Ashley Brewington (Tim) and Kirby Brewington (Michael); nephew, Brad Hauck (Tammy).

Carole leaves behind many special friends, especially friend and caregiver, Debbie Wootten.

Carole was born in Bishopville in 1940. In 1954 she moved to Berlin. She graduated in 1958 from Stephen Decatur High School.

Carole was a dedicated and loving stay-at-home mother to her two children, Tommy and Jenny. In 1978, Carole married Maurice Jones. In their 37 years of marriage they shared their love, time and talents with their four grandchildren, three niece’s and many close friends.

They both had a passion for youth sports and a love of many family pets over the years. Carole was a devout and active member of Stevenson United Methodist Church and spent many hours throughout the years reaching out to the congregation and others in the community by what she referred to as “Card Ministry” in which she would offer kind words and support to all in good times and bad.

She also was a loyal volunteer at the church’s Spirit Kitchen. In 2003 she went on to work at the State Department of Assessment & Taxation as an office service clerk for 24 years at which time she retired in 2002.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Stevenson’s United Methodist Spirit Kitchen at 123 N. Main Street, Berlin, Maryland 21811 or to Kenille’s Kupboard Pet Pantry at P.O. Box 598 Ocean City, Maryland 21842.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at