Richard Todd Mohr
BERLIN – Richard Todd Mohr, 33, died Sept. 25 at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore as a result of a car accident earlier that day in Berlin.
Born Jan. 12, 1974 in Annapolis, he was the son of Jeannie Mohr Anderson and Ronald J. Anderson. He was a graduate of Severna Park High School in 1992 and attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. In 2000, he moved to Berlin and established Bottoms Up Boat Lift Co. and in 2007 Atlantic Marine Construction.
He played football and lacrosse at Severna Park High School and continued lacrosse at Virginia Wesleyan College. His love of sports continued playing football and coaching lacrosse locally in the Ocean City area. His other interests included boating, snow skiing, fishing and running with his dog, Kala, and spending time with friends.
He had a winning smile, which won him “Best Smile Award” his senior year at Severna Park. He was a wonderful caring person who valued his many friendships he had made over the course of his life.
He is survived by his parents, Ronald J. Anderson and Jeannie Mohr Anderson; step-brother, David Anderson of Virginia; and a step-sister, Tina Donatelli of Middletown, Del. His biological father, Richard L. Mohr, died in 1977.
A funeral service was held at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, Md. Burial was private.
Memorial donations may be made to Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association, MYLA, P.O. Box 5313, Timonium, Md. 21094.
Barbara Brown Herbst
BERLIN – Barbara Brown Herbst, 79, of Ocean City, passed away of complications due to stroke, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.
She was born in Chicago, Ill. on July 24, 1928, a daughter of Herbert and Alberta Brown.
She was a competitive speed skater before graduating from Northwestern University in 1949. She was a nurse anesthetist at the Mayo Clinic where she met her husband, Dr. William P. Herbst, III. They moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1952 where they raised their seven children. She moved to Ocean City in 1986 after her husband died. She was a volunteer nurse with Coastal Hospice for many years between 1986 and 2000. She was a wonderful mother and care giver.
She is survived by her two siblings, Doris Cohan of Fresno, Calif. and Tom Brown of Franklin Park, Ill.; her seven children, Maggie Gaffney of Marlton, N.J., Bill Herbst of Ocean City, Tom Herbst of West Chester, Pa., Ted Herbst of Milton, Del., Bob Herbst of Kenington, Md., Joe Herbst of Dallas, Texas, and Gretchen Olszewski of Tucson, Ariz; and seven grandchildren, Kate Boianelli of Marlton, N.J., Colleen Gaffney of Baltimore, Peter Herbst of Bishopville, Nicole and Jennifer Herbst of West Chester, Pa., and Meredith and Calvin Herbst of Dallas, Texas.
A memorial service was held yesterday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733.
Joseph Edward Asher
OCEAN CITY – Joseph Edward Asher of Ocean City and formerly of Perry Hall, Md., and West Palm Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home.
Born Jan. 26, 1915, in St. Louis, Ill., he was the son of the late Alva and Daisy Masterson Robinson.
Asher was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1936 to 1940. He retired in 1980 from the International Union of Engineers Local 37, where he was an operating engineer. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City and an associate member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westminster, Md.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Martin Koehnlein Asher of Ocean City; two children, Lenora Douglas and her husband, Ronald, of Ellicott City, Md., and Barbara Varney and her husband, Richard, of Shrewsbury, Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael and Kenneth Douglas; three stepchildren, Barbara Lois Sedlak and her husband, Louis, of Bel Air, Md., Paul William Koehnlein and his wife, Barbra Jo, of Perry Hall and Mary Susan Frederick and her husband, Joseph, of Bear, Del.; seven stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie H. Asher; a stepson, the Rev. John Martin Koehnlein; five sisters; and two brothers.
A funeral service was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City. The Rev. Harry Wolpert and the Rev. James Davis officiated.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Carroll Lutheran School, 1738 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, Md. 21158; St. Peters Lutheran Church Building Fund, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21842; or Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.
Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Bounds Funeral Home in Salisbury and Evans Funeral Home in Parkville. Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com.
Gertrude “Trudy” Stitely
SHOWELL – Gertrude “Trudy” Stitely, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Mattie Allen Ruby. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Stitely Sr., on Sept. 8, 2007.
She is survived by three sons, William Stitely Jr. of Pittsville, Md., Wayne Stitely of Willards, Md. and Jeffrey Russo of Fargo, N.D.; five daughters, Karmen Lodgen of Baltimore, Md., Carol Housel of Baltimore, Md., Diane Maxwell of Baltimore, Md., Tina Becker of Baltimore, Md., Robin Russo of Texas; two brothers, Wellington Ruby of Westminister, Md. and John Ruby of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Nancy Gerszak of Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Charlotte Suis of Wilmington, Del.; and 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Stitely was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 30, 2007. Donations may be made to Showell VFD, P.O. Box 16, Showell, Md. 21862.
Francis Joseph Mazziott
BERLIN – Francis Joseph Mazziott, age 71, died Tuesday, Oct, 2, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Nicholas and Rosalie Tucciarella Mazziott. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dianne M. Mazziott; a son, Anthony Mazziott and his wife Kim; two daughters, Sandra Mazziott and Joann Hughes; three brothers, Nicholas Mazziott, Vincent Mazziott and his wife Linda, and Joseph Mazziott; two sisters, Roseanne Kolodzy and her husband Bob and Mary Falkner and her husband David; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Mazziott, Krista Mazziott, Jillian Teague and her husband Joe and Eric Hughes.
Mazziott had worked for many years for Lever Brothers, he also worked for the Town of Ocean City in transportation and sanitation. He had been the Vice Commodore of the Eastern Yacht Club in Baltimore.
Services were held. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.delmarvaobits.com.