Richard Joseph Vach, Sr.
BERLIN – Richard Joseph Vach, Sr., age 80, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jerome Ignatius Vach and Martha May Bevans Vach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carroll Vach, in 2003.
He is survived by his children, Carroll Vach England of Ocean City, Richard J. Vach, Jr. and Laura Hudson of Ocean City, Martha Vach Redding and her husband Lawrence of Ocean City, Thomas Carville Vach of Berlin and Joshua Barney Vach of Wilmington, N.C. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Vach, in 1975. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Richard Marshall England, Elizabeth Carroll England, Carroll Ashley Redding, Elizabeth Blair Redding and Lawrence Tate Redding; one great grandchild, Richard Winston England; two nephews; and one niece. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Vach.
Vach had attended Johns Hopkins University and was a WWII Marine veteran. He had been an entrepreneur. He and his late wife had owned and operated the Chalet Motel and the Quarter Deck Restaurant in Ocean City. He also built and operated the Wild Goose Chase Restaurant in Ocean City and Voxpop Marketing Systems in Berlin. He had been a homebuilder, inventor and design engineer. He had also been part owner and designer of the Avalon Market in West Ocean City as well as Kiva and K-38 restaurants in North Carolina. He was a member of St. Mary’s/Holy Savior Catholic Church, a founding member of the Ocean City Health Services Association, which was responsible for the Isle of Wight Medical Center, former Worcester Preparatory School board member and a member of the Ocean City Lions Club. He was most proud to have been a member of the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team National Champions in 1950 and enjoyed attending their many reunions.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church on 17th St. and Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 pm at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will follow the service in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.
NAPLES, Fla. – Linda Gordon, 65, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2007 after a brief illness.
She was a writer, journalist, dog-lover and friend to many in Florida and in Maryland. For 11 years, she was the restaurant reviewer for The Naples Daily News where she wrote under the byline L.G. Gordon. She was also a feature writer for the paper’s Neapolitan section and wrote for Gulfshore Life, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and elsewhere. Her restaurant reviews can be found on the walls of restaurants throughout southwest Florida.
She was a creative, kind and caring person with an independent spirit and a unique sense of humor. Born in Towson, Md., she attended the Maryland Art Institute in Baltimore.
Prior to moving to Florida, She was a columnist, feature writer and editor for newspapers in Maryland and Delaware including Oceana, Maryland Coast Press, Maryland Coast Dispatch, Ocean City Today and others. She also wrote occasionally for the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.
She is survived by her beloved Lilybelle; her sister, Marsha Smith and family of West Chester, Pa; her cousin, Bill Starkloff of Ocean City; her long-time friend, Jim Lilliefors of Naples; and many other friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma and Raymond Gonter; her brother and soulmate, Joseph Raymond Gonter; and her dogs, Chester, Mr. Puggers and Glory.
A celebration of her life will be held at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Naples Dog Center, 967 Fourth Avenue North, Naples, Fla. 34102.
Dr. John S. Green III
SNOW HILL – Dr. John S. Green III, 87, of Snow Hill, died peacefully at home Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
Born and raised in Towson, Md. he was the son of the late Dr. John S. Green Jr. and Helen Cole Green.
Green graduated from Gilman School in 1938, Princeton University in 1942 and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Green practiced radiology on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, chiefly in Easton, Chestertown and Crisfield; he also worked for several years in Baltimore and Aberdeen. He was twice president of the Maryland Radiological Society and he served on several committees of the State Medical Society, principally the Program Committee, which he chaired for one year.
At Princeton, Green was proud to have been a member of the 1942 National Championship lacrosse team.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda E. Green. His first marriage was to Gertrude Dorsey, who predeceased him. He is also survived by a sister, Helen C. Green of Cedarburg, Wis.; five children, G. Dorsey Green of Seattle, Judy Scribner and John S. Green IV, both of Naples, Fla., Barclay Green of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Melanie Whisner of Snow Hill; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services for Green will be private, at his request.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Green’s memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802; or to Princeton University, Friends of Princeton Lacrosse, PO Box 5357, Princeton, N.J. 08543-5357.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Ada J. Beam
BERLIN – On Nov. 20, 2007, Ada J. Beam passed away.
She was the beloved wife of the late George Edward Beam, Sr.; devoted mother of Vicki J. Cymek and her husband Douglas, George E. Beam, Jr., and his wife Mary, Sam E. Beam and his wife Annette and the late Charles E. Beam, Sr.; mother-in-law of Lee Beam; dear grandmother of Charles, Linda, Richard, Kimberly Ann, Stephen, Adrienne and David; amd great-grandmother of Sheryl, Taylor, Lauryn, Alex, Carley, Logan, Connor, Riley, Blake and Payton. Also survived by one brother and one sister.
Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd, (beltway exit 26), on Friday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Interment will be at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. The family suggests contributions to the Hospice of Baltimore, 555 W. Towsontown Blvd. Towson, Md. 21204 or the American Cancer Society, 8129 Town Center Drive, PO Box 43025, Baltimore, Md. 21236.
Eleanor Anne Murray
OCEAN PINES – Eleanor Anne Murray, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at home.
Born in Athens, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Eleanor Burns Johnston. She is survived by three daughters, Mary C. Courtney of Havertown, Pa., Catherine A. Springhoen of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Marguerite M. Berry of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, R. Joseph Johnston of Yorktown, Va.; a sister, Christina Callahan of Indiatlantic, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Phillip Courtney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Murray in 2002.
Murray had been a dietician and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Nuemann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. She was a member of the Women’s Democratic Club of Ocean Pines and the Swimmin Wimmin at Ocean Pines and a member of the Ocean City Art league. She enjoyed painting with watercolors and was an avid bridge player.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held. Memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.
R. Cleveland Bounds
NEWARK – R. Cleveland Bounds, 88, of Newark, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at his home in Newark.
He was born in Newark on March 20, 1919, a son of the late Rodney Cleveland Bounds Sr. and Bessie Jones Bounds.
Cleveland, as he was fondly known, enjoyed his work on the farm, where he spent most of his life. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America and Worcester County Farm Bureau and a very active, lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Newark, where he served on the cemetery committee in years past. He was an outdoorsman who loved quail hunting and surf fishing. He and his late wife, Pauline, had the honor of hosting the first foreign exchange student in Snow Hill, Brit Bohnsdalen of Norway.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan E. Bounds of Rockville, Md., and Elaine B. Frick and her husband, Joe, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a son, Paul Bounds and his wife, Nancy, of Berlin; two grandchildren, Coard Bounds and Anne Marie Bounds; a sister, Doris Shockley and her husband, Curtis, of Snow Hill; and two brothers, Thomas Bounds and his wife, Mary Louise, and Roland Bounds, all of Newark. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline C. Bounds, who passed in 2000; a sister, Hilda Williams; a brother, George Bounds; and a sister-in-law, Alta Bounds.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Newark, where family and friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. The Rev. Shirley Evans will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Trinity Garden of Memories.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Groton, 213 Colbourne Lane, Snow Hill, Md. 21863.
Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home in Delmar.