We Remember Those Who Have Passed

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Russel B. ‘Bo’ Ruggerio

BERLIN – Russell B. "Bo" Ruggerio, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Hammonton, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph Ruggerio; and is survived by his 96-year-old beloved mother, Nancy Alizzo Ruggerio, of whom he was most proud that they remained together in each others’ loving care.

He is also survived by several longtime employees, Mary Jane Swift, Virginia Jones, Sharon Jones, Don Marini and Ruth Egger; and numerous close and longtime employees and friends.

He was a 1957 graduate of Hammonton High School in New Jersey, where he enjoyed football and being "class clown." He had owned the Dutch Bar on the Boardwalk in Ocean City for 30 years. He also owned numerous other Boardwalk shops through the years including The Water Balloon Game and the Kitchen Restaurant complex in downtown Ocean City. He owned a taxi business, laundromat, pawn shop and was active in the Delmarva Racing and Pacers at Ocean Downs.

He was a parishoner at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ocean City and had served on the board of directors for Atlantic National Bank. He was an active real estate developer of the Golden Beach in downtown Ocean City, The Golden Surf at 82nd Street and was recently involved with Amy Rothermel and Susan Davis and family in the development of the Belmont Towers in downtown Ocean City.

He was most proud and enjoyed his numerous, often private, philanthropic activities. He will be remembered warmly for his generosity and kindness by many from his annual Christmas parties.

Services were held yesterday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Bo Ruggerio Fund, 1324 Belmont Ave., Suite 401, Salisbury, Md. 21804.

Arrangments by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Shirley Ann Quillin

OCEAN CITY – Shirley Ann Quillin, age 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at her home.

Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Brittingham Massey. Quillin was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin where she sang in the church choir for years, a member of ARRP, she loved crossword puzzles and playing the piano.

Quillin is survived by her son, H. Davis Quillin Jr, of Berlin; a daughter, Shirley Ann Quillin of Delaware, Ohio; four half-brothers, Larry Parks, Michael Parks, Sammy Massey and Nick Massey; two grandaughters, Emilie Stubbs and Natalie Anne Quillin Layton; and three great grandchildren.

Services were held In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Maryland Affiliate, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, Md. 21286. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

James Arnold Snyder

BERLIN – James Arnold Snyder, age 65, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Melda Irene Gray Snyder. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly Kay Snyder; a son, Major Frank James Snyder and his wife Louise Pauline Ogilvie Snyder; three brothers Bill Snyder, George Snyder and Ken Snyder; three sisters, Dot Bender, Emily Zeek and Judy Davis; and two grandchildren, Wogan James Snyder and Wellesley Catherine Snyder. He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Baker.

Snyder was retired from the United States Air Force and the federal government.

Cremation followed his death. No formal services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gerri Harrison, 337 Winter Quarters Drive, Pocomoke City, Md. 21851 or Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Florence L. Becker

SELBYVILLE – Florence L. Becker, 81, formerly of Bethesda, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ollie Wigginton Otterback. She is survived by her husband, Louis A. Becker; a son, Robert C. Becker and his wife Brenda; and a grandson, Thomas Becker.

Services were held.

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