BERLIN – Lillian Teta, age 89, a long time resident of Troy, NY, Ocean City and Gull Creek Senior Living Center in Berlin, died on Friday, June 6, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Lee Summers Moran and Sara Kogler Moran. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William B. Halbert, Sr., and by her second husband, Nicholas R. Teta, in 1999.
Teta was a graduate of Seton High School in Baltimore in 1936. After a distinguished career, she earned her degrees from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY in 1976.
Her career as a professional singer and musical theater performer began in the 1940’s. She performed three seasons with the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, then began touring as a night club singer throughout the east coast and Canada. She continued her musical theater interest by performing for numerous community theaters in Baltimore, New York, and Ocean Pines.
After settling in Troy, N.Y. in 1951, she entered the field of television and
became Director of Traffic for WTEN, Capital Cities Broadcasting in Albany, N.Y. After semi-retiring and returning to Maryland, she became a Parole and Probation Officer with Worcester County and taught oral communications at Wor-Wic Community College.
She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. She was always helping others and offered her leadership skills to many organizations. For her civic efforts, Lillian was awarded the distinction of being one of "Maryland’s Most Beautiful People" in 1996.
Teta is survived by a son, William B. "Bill" Halbert of New Braunfels, Texas; two brothers, Alfred J. Moran of Shrewsbury, Pa. and William T. Moran of Lutherville, Md.; a sister, Eleanor Baum of Timonium, Md.; many nieces nephews; and a host of friends.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, Ala. 35210 or Passionist Monastary, 5700 North Harlem Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60631 or St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Rd., Ocean City, Md. 21811.
Wayne William Ross
BERLIN – Wayne W. Ross, age 67, a Baltimore native and 25-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department and a nine-year veteran of the Berlin Police Department, died at his home in Auburndale, Fla. early Monday, June 2, 2008.
Born to George Harry Ross and Rita Grace (Ellinghaus) Ross in 1940, his adventurous spirit and passion for life earned him the respect, admiration, and often the friendship of nearly everyone who came into contact with him. He was an avid outdoorsman, a relentless fisherman with a particular love of the sea.
In 1963, he began his long career as a policeman. For the next quarter of a century, his life was dedicated to public service, until 1988 when he met his wife, Carolyn Jeanette Rucker. The two were promptly married and relocated to Ocean Pines in Berlin with the intention to retire in style at the beach.
His love for police work (and his inability to sit still or remain indoors) eventually drew him out of retirement and back into law enforcement, where he served for nine years as a lieutenant in the Berlin Police Department. A member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, he was recognized by the mayor in 1998 for his dedication and service to the Town of Berlin. Two years later, he would retire for the second time and, true to his restless nature, he and Jeanette soon embarked on a three-year journey to explore the country together in an RV, bought from the sale of their home. He and his wife eventually settled in Florida, and they found employment with the Disney Co. in Orlando.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; his sisters, Carol Alban of Havre de Grace and Judy Schmitt of Perry Hall; five children, David Wayne Ross of Northeast, Md., William Edward Ross of Abingdon, Md., Linda Jeanne Swift of Hanover, Pa., Tammy Michelle Dutton of Bel Air, Md. and Ashley Jean Hoban of Millsboro, Del.; 11 grandchildren, Krysta and James Ross of Northeast, Md., Justin, Joshua and Sydney Dutton of Bel Air, Md., Breyden, Brooke, and Slone Hoban of Millsboro, Del., Kaylee, Garrett and Daniel Swift of Hanover, Pa.; and one great-grandchild, Jaylin Dutton of Bel Air, Md.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor him by sending donations in his name to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (www.cbf.org).
Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com
Robert Marshall Brown
BERLIN – Robert Marshall Brown, Jr., age 85, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Robert M. Brown, Sr. and Carlyn Oehm Brown. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Brown.
Brown had been Past Commander of the Ocean City Power Squadron, a member of the VFW in Baltimore, Concordia Masonic Lodge #13 in Baltimore (32nd Degree Mason) and had been a Explorer Advisor with the Boy Scouts in Annapolis.
One of his greatest joys was sailing the local waters on his sailboat, the "Over Easy".
Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert M. Brown, III and his wife Elyse of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a daughter, Deborah A. Kocher and her husband George of Woodbury, Conn.; and five grandchildren, Ashley Rupert of Boston, Mass., Lauren Kocher of Woodbury, Conn., Hilary Brown of Baltimore, Robert M. Brown, IV of Florida and Melissa Green of Salisbury. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne E. Figgs, and a brother, Donald Brown.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gerri Harrison, 337 Winter Quarters Drive, Pocomoke, Md. 21851.
Richard Myers Warfield
LAUREL, Md. – Richard Myers Warfield, 85, who was instrumental in the design and implementation of the national air traffic control system, died of natural causes June 6, 2008, at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, Md.
He had lived at Riderwood in Silver Spring and previously resided in Ocean City. He lived his entire life in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland area.
Born in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 1923 to the late Richard Dudley and Helen Myers Warfield, he graduated from Roosevelt High School. After graduation, he joined the Air Corps of the United States Army where he served in Newfoundland during World War II. After an honorable discharge, he attended George Washington University and received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics and statistical analysis. While at George Washington, he became a member of the Acacia Fraternity.
He spent his entire career at the Federal Aviation Agency, retiring in 1971. During the Vietnam War, he spent three months in Vietnam obtaining statistical data for the Federal Aviation Agency.
Warfield was an avid duplicate bridge player and had acquired Master’s Points during his many years of playing in tournaments. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling both in the United States and abroad.
He was married to the late Naomi Doris Phelps in 1946 and they were divorced in 1971. He later married Helen Zander in 1972 and after 28 years of marriage, she died in 2000. He is survived by five children, Janet Brown of Riva, Md.; Linda Barker of Southern Shores, N.C.; Martha Badrian of Silver Spring, Md.; Bruce Warfield of Damascus, Md.; and Diane Sullivan of Ijamsville, Md.; and a stepdaughter, Judith Fritsche of Greenville, Fla. He was preceded in death by a stepson, William Zander. He is also survived by four sons-in-laws, 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Robert Carter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and devoted friend Claire Garrett.
Services were held. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, Md. 21244.
Philip A. Smith
SELBYVILLE, Del. – Philip A. Smith, 54, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Lee Jones Smith of Selbyville; a brother, Frank Smith III and his fiance, Renee Keehn of Selbyville; and three nephews, Dr. Sean Williams, Nathan Smith and Brian Smith. He is also survived by his faithful dog “Zeno”. He was preceded in death by his father, George F. Smith Jr., in 1990 and his sister, Lana Rae Williams in 2004.
Smith was a roofing contractor for 25 years and owned Philip Smith Roofing in Selbyville. He was a life member and past chief of the Selbyville Vol. Fire Co. and a member of Salem United Methodist Church; Selbyville Elks Lodge and the Roxana Moose Lodge. He loved baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.
Services were held. Donations in his memory can be made to Selbyville Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 88, Selbyville, Del. 19975
Gloria Roslyn Lucas
SALISBURY – Gloria Roslyn Lucas, age 76, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Salisbury.
Born in San Francisco, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Frances Rhodes. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lloyd Carl Lucas.
Lucas had been a member of the Lady Elks, Women of Moose, American Legion in Ocean City, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital where she was a volunteer for many years. She loved bowling, reading and traveling.
Along with her husband, she is survived by three sons, Craig R. Lucas and his wife Sue of Edgewater, Md., Larry P. Lucas of Glendale, Md., and Chris J. Lucas and his wife Denise of Bowie, Md.; a daughter, Rashelle A. Martin and her husband Glenn of Palm Coast, Fla.; and a half brother, Don Dobson of California. There are five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Cohn.
A chapel service will be held on Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33607.