We Remember Those Who Have Passed

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Raymond Davis Coates, Sr.

BERLIN – Raymond Davis Coates, Sr., age 79, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Violet Davis Coates. He was a graduate of The Mercersburg Academy, Washington & Lee University  and the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va.

He was the founder of the Berlin Little League and the founder of organized football in Worcester County. He was a former Head Coach of the Worcester Country School High School baseball team, former director of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame, Inc. In 1996 he received the Berlin Award for his past work with the football and baseball programs for Northern Worcester County.

He was a member of the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, life member and past President of the Berlin Lions Club; the first State Director of the Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees; the recipient of the Berlin-Ocean City Outstanding Service Award. He was a member of Boumi Temple and Evergreen Lodge 153 A.F. & A.M., Ocean City Shrine Club since 1979 and a member and former Vestryman of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Coates was a former State’s Attorney for Worcester County, a former County Attorney for Worcester County, former panel member of the Attorney Grievance Commission, former member of the Maryland State Bar Association Judicial Selection Commission. He was Past President of the Worcester County Bar Association and also served on the Judicial Nominating Committee for the First Judicial Circuit. He was local counsel for United States Land Company and the Boise Cascade Corp. and handled the entire acquisition of and the development of the community of Ocean Pines.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Rudisill Coates; three sons, Raymond D. Coates, Jr. and his wife Leslie of Berlin, B. Randall Coates and his wife Ann of Snow Hill and Thomas K. Coates and his wife Cathi of Berlin; a daughter, Sandra Coates West and her husband Dan of Berlin; and eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Lauren and Bryan Coates, Alex, Ryan, and Katie West, and Christian and Austin Coates. Coates was preceded in death by a brother, Charles P. Coates.

Funeral services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Worcester County Developmental Center, Building Fund, Attn: June Walker, 8545 Newark Rd., Newark, Md. 21841 or to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home.

Carol P. McCabe

BERLIN – Carol P. McCabe, 72, died at her home Friday, Jan. 25 of lung cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Gladys Paine; her sister, Virginia Paine; and her brother Bruce Paine. She is survived by her three sons and their families, son, Bradley T. McCabe and Dana Kester-McCabe, their children, Keanan and Finnian McCabe; son, Brian T. McCabe and June Kron, their children, Shannon and Sherra Kron; and son Vernon W. McCabe III and Jennifer McCabe and their children, Savannah and Clayton McCabe.

McCabe had a life long love of music. For many years her birthday was celebrated with a "Carol Sing" where friends and family sang Christmas carols and show tunes late into the night while Carol played the piano. At one time she sang with the Sweet Adeline’s, and the Atlantic Methodist

Church choir. As her children grew up she worked as a pianist, giving lessons and performing as a rehearsal and show accompanist at various places in the Ocean City area including the Parker Playhouse-Wills Family Theater Company, the Commander Hotel Broadway Cabaret and the Dunes Manor.

McCabe also served as a bookkeeper for Jack Wood’s Texaco station in Ocean City. Later she used this skill in her work for the town of Ocean City at the Convention Center and the 65th Street Transfer Station.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Atlantic Methodist Church in Ocean City. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to one of the following: Ocean City Lioness Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6, Ocean City, Md. 21842; Coastal Hospice, 2604 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804; or the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd, Salisbury, Md. 21801.

Charles Holland Lynch

BERLIN – Charles Holland Lynch, Jr., age 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at his home in Berlin.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Charles Holland Lynch, Sr. and Mary Louise Taylor Lynch. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Betty Crabtree Lynch in 2003. He is survived by his two brothers, Thomas Taylor Lynch and his wife Julie of Berlin and Jesse Lee Lynch and his wife Ronna of Public Landing. Also surviving are special cousins, Lynne T. Murray of Bishopville and Susan T. Cropper of Berlin, numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and a devoted dog, Angel.

Lynch had managed the Sea Scape Motel for the Harmon family and oversaw the Empress and Kings Arms Motels for the Taylor family in Ocean City. He had formerly worked in sales at Midway Motors in Pocomoke City. He was a lifetime member of Buckingham Presbyterian Church, an avid reader, loved politics of all kinds and was a member of the Arby’s breakfast club.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Buckingham Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 47, Berlin, Md. 21811 or to Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811.

Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Harry Walter Eckman

BERLIN – Harry Walter Eckman, age 49, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2008.

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Harold Eckman and Georgia Lank Eckman.

He is survived by two sons, Jason Eckman and his wife Christina and Justin Eckman, all of Salisbury; two brothers, Harold Ronald Eckman and Robert Edward Eckman; and several nieces and nephews.

Eckman had worked as an auto mechanic for the Town of Ocean City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company 214 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811 or to the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 88, Selbyville, Del. 19975. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.

Mark John Lucido

ELLICOTT CITY – Mark John Lucido, 53, loving husband of Peggy M. Lucido died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at his home.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Jackson 11, and Thomas 9.  A Baltimore native, he was the first son of John B. Lucido II and Gloria M. (Honey) Lucido.  The sister to Kim Lucido-McCabe of West Ocean City and brother Joseph D. Lucido of Millville Del. He was also survived by his step-mother, Janice B. Lucido of Ocean View Del., and step-brother, Casey Thompson of Ocean City, seven nephews and one niece.

He was a 1973 graduate of Calvert Hall College and after attending Towson University he waited tables at Fager’s Island and The Hobbit restaurants in Ocean City. Winters were spent in Vermont, Colo. and Utah were he was a ski instructor. From 1980-1997, he was a captain at Tio Pepe Restaurante in Baltimore. Until his illness, he was a Community Sales Manager in new home construction. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Services were held. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lucido Educational Fund 6030 Marshalee Dr., Suite166 Elkridge, Md. 21075-5935.

Rebekah R. Davis

BERLIN – Rebekah R. Davis, age 90, died Jan. 26, 2008 at her home in Berlin. Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Ida Hastings Rayne.

She was married to the late Thomas H. Davis, Jr. for 63 years. She spent many years working as bookkeeper in their contracting business while raising poultry and maintaining their farm on Trappe Creek. Graduating at 16 from Buckingham High School, she was awarded the Herrf Jones Honor Student Award and during the next year lived with relatives in Baltimore.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and to all a loyal friend. She was a member of the Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin for nearly 70 years, where together with her late husband she lovingly served and dedicated much of her life.

She is survived by two children, Ruth Smith and her husband Hugh and Thomas Tucker Davis, III; a sister, Sally Wallace; a brother, Edgar Payne and his wife Dianna; three grandchildren, Thomas Davis, IV and his wife Liz, Jenny Sheppard and Ronald J. Ellis-Gaal and his wife Margit; five great grandchildren, Chase and Chad Humphrey, Hannah and Thomas Davis, V. and Sawyer Elliss-Gaal; and there are many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by one godchild, Paula Bunting, and her loving family, her friend and caregiver, Rita Scott and her family friends, Carol and Maurice Jones. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Edward (Jack) Rayne.

Services were held. Donations may be made to Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 W. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811 and Coastal Hospice, Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.

James F. Conrad

BERLIN – James F. Conrad, age 71, much loved and devoted husband of Rochelle Conrad and much loved father of Renee Henry, went to heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.

He had retired from Naval Air Systems Command on Jan. 3, 1992. He thought of his co-workers as his second family. He will be fondly remembered by many.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, PO Box 464, Lutherville, Md. 21094. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

George E. Mack

OCEAN CITY – George Elmer Mack, 81, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Summit Nursing Home in Catonsville, Md. after a brief illness.  He was married to Anne Louise Meekins Mack for 47 years until her death in 1995.

Born in Baltimore County on July 18, 1926, Mack was the son of the late Gustav Mack and Margaret Krueger.  He attended Catonsville High School and the Baltimore Institute.  In 1988, he and his wife moved from Catonsville to the community of Caine Woods in Ocean City where he ran a small home improvement business.

He was a devoted father and grandfather.  He is survived by his sons, David W. Mack and his wife Cynthia of Catonsville, Md., Stephen S. Mack and his wife Carol of Cedar Knolls, NJ, Kevin G. Mack and his wife Lisa of Arbutus, Md.; and his brothers, John Mack of San Antonio, and Charles Mack of Dundalk, Md.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Ryan, Kimberly, Jennifer, Erin, Justin, Julie, Katherine, and Emily, and three great grandchildren.

Mack will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. with his wife.  Donations in his name can be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718, the Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1502 Frederick Road, Catonsville, Md.  21228 or the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. 

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