We Remember Those Who Have Passed

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John Kenneth Dersch

OCEAN CITY – John Kenneth Dersch, age 40, died Sunday, Aug.
31, 2008 as a result of a moped accident.

Born in Hackensack, NJ
he was the son of John Thomas Dersch and Rosemarie Lazur Dersch.

Along with his parents
he is survived by his wife, Rosa Bonifacio Mamani Dersch; two sons, Kenneth
Dersch and Joseph Dersch; one brother, Matthew Dersch; one sister, Victoria
Lesione; and one nephew, Nickolas Lesione.

Cremation followed his
death. Services and Interment will be private.

Arrangements are being
handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Dorothy M. Lewis

BERLIN – Dorothy M. Lewis, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 4,
2008 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Washington D.C.,
she was the daughter of the late William Earl Crowl and Olive Weaver Crowl. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Lewis in 2003 and
one brother and three sisters. Lewis was member of St. Matthews By The Sea
Methodist Church. She founded the Henry’s Mill Prayer Group. She loved to golf,
crochet, knit and go on cruises but most of all she loved her family.

She is survived by three
daughters, Donna McCloskey and David of Berlin, Diane Meade and Richard of
Annapolis and Dorothy Hall and Wayne of Annapolis; one sister, Elsie West of Daytona Beach, Fla;
eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and three great-great
grandchildren.

Services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury,
Md. 21802
or St. Matthews by the Sea
United Methodist
Church, Ocean Highway and Dagsboro St., Fenwick
Island, Del. 19944. Local arrangements by Burbage
Funeral Home in Berlin.

Jay F. Morris

OCEAN CITY –

Jay F. Morris, 67, a former Ocean City resident, passed away on Sept. 2, 2008 in Sun City Center, Fla.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii,
he was the son of the late General I. Sewell Morris and Joslin Morris.

He received degrees from
the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins
University. He attained
many professional accomplishments, chief among them Director of Administration,
office of the President-elect (Reagan) and Deputy Administrator of the Agency
for International Development under President Reagan.

He had been a resident
of Ocean City for eight years.

He is survived by two
beloved sons, Luke of Tampa, Fla. and Jeffrey and wife Kathy of Pasadena, and
two ex-wives, Beverly and Angela.

A memorial service will
be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Rd, Severna Park,
Md. 21146
on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 pm. Private interment was held at Old White Marsh Cemetery,
also known locally as Hole in the Wall
Cemetery, Trappe, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Jay’s memory to the Johns Hopkins
University, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Eastern Shore
arrangements were handled by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.

Edward George Watson

OCEAN PINES – Edward
George Watson, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at his home in Ocean Pines.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late
Edward D. Watson and Mildred Fry Watson.

Watson was a graduate of
Overbrook High
School in Philadelphia.
He was a member of the Army Reserves. He had worked for AT&T for 35 years
where he was an equipment maintenance technician. Watson was a member of the
Community Church of Ocean Pines.

He is survived by his
wife, Esther Marsh Watson; a son, Bryan Watson and his wife Susan of Spring
City, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Watson; and two grandchildren, Bailey
Watson and Andrew Watson.

Services were held. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Rd.,
Ocean Pines, Md.
21811, Alzheimers Association, 209
C Milford St., Salisbury, Md. 21804
or Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733,
Salisbury, Md.
21804.

Arrangements are being
handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Mabel G. Hax

SALISBURY – Mabel G. Hax, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center
in Salisbury.

Born in Vandergrift, Pa.,
she was the daughter of the late Charles Gradwell and Mary Wilson Gradwell.

Hax was a member of
Babcock Presbyterian Church in Baltimore
for many years. She was the Head Teller at Maryland National Bank in Towson for 23 years.

She is survived by a
son, Roy C. Hax and his wife Barbara of Bishopville, and one grandson Cory Hax
of Ocean View, Del.

A graveside service will
be held Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Moreland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the

Alzheimers Association, 209 C Milford St., Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are being handled
by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Charles Roland Bishop

BERLIN – Charles Roland Bishop, age 85, died Friday,
Sept. 5, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital
in Berlin.

Born in South Wales, Great Britain,
he was the son of the late Roland and Alice Griffiths Bishop.

He is survived by his
wife of 65 years, Myra Kemp Bishop; a daughter, Carolyn Norris and her husband
Donald of Herndon, Va.; a son, Geoffrey Charles Bishop and his wife Pam of
Berlin; three grandchildren, Stephen Norris of Arlington, Va., Brian Norris of
Atlanta, Ga. and Kyle Bishop of Berlin; four sisters, Marjorie B. Thurtle, Myra
Chandler, Gillian Madeley and Lena Self: four brothers, George Bishop, John
Bishop, Godfrey Bishop and Emrhys Bishop; and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by a sister, June Hayden.

Bishop had been a
carpenter and builder throughout his lifetime. He had proudly worked on the
building of Bethany United Methodist
Church and parsonage and also on the Assateague Bridge. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist
Church.

A memorial service will
be held on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at Bethany United
Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Bethany
United Methodist
Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin, Md. 21811.

Arrangements are being
handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Gregory Scott

SHOWELL – Gregory Scott
of Showell died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Mandrin House, Hospice of the Chesapeake after a
six-month battle with brain cancer.

A memorial service
bestowing military honors will be held on Monday, Oct. 6 at Arlington National
Cemetery.

He was born May 22, 1946
in Meriden Connecticut
to Mary and Winfield Scott Sr., He lived for 17 years in Colchester, Conn.,
where he was an avid member of the Lions Club. He is survived by twin daughters,
Jennifer Scott and Jaclyn Scott,; two sisters, Marybeth Bowers and Sheila
Iodice; and two brothers, Winfield Scott, Jr. and Douglas Scott. He was
preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol.

He was a decorated
United States Marine who served two tours in Vietnam, where he earned two purple
hearts, among other honors.

Gary Lee Powell

SNOW HILL – Gary Lee
Powell, 64, was called home to rest on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

He was born in Kenova, W.Va.
to the late Ernest Powell and the late Angeline Opal Johnson-Powell.

He was a graduate of University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a teaching
degree. He taught for several years at both public and private schools in the
area. He also worked for the Wicomico County Health Department Lab for a number
of years. Later he competed his studies to become a pastor. He also owned his
own paint contracting business.

He is survived by his
daughter Michele Horner, her husband Kevin and their two sons Alexander and
Brent, all of Nanticoke, Md. He is also survived by his longtime
companion, Gail Mears, and her son, James Carlisle, and his two daughters, all
of Snow Hill. He also has one surviving brother, Jim of Ponca City, Okla. He is
also survived by several nieces and nephews both of Oklahoma
and Maryland.

A graveside service will
be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Springhill
Memory Gardens
in Hebron, MD. A memorial service is to be announced at
a later date.

Arrangements are being
handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Lynn Wade Taylor

BERLIN – Lynn Wade Taylor, 61, owner of Taylor Mowing
went home Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 as the result of a heart attack suffered during
one of his cherished evening walks at Assateague National Seashore.

Born in Salisbury,
he was a true son of the Eastern Shore, growing up in Berlin,
graduating from Stephen
Decatur High
School and living his life here surrounded by
family and friends.

He loved the outdoors
and always found his peace when he was out on his mower with the birds, the
grass and the deer. He loved to take walks on the beach, go to watch the boats
at the harbor and always had time to help a friend. He was a member of US Air
Force.

He is survived by his
loving wife of 15 years, Cora; his children, Michele R. McCabe and her husband
William of Laurel, Del., Rebecca T. Wright and her husband Benjamin of Seaford,
Del., step-daughter Lisa Taylor of Lantana, Fla., and step-son Eugene Rayfield
and his wife Donna of Bloosburg, Pa.; his mother, Arvetta Wiles and
step-father, Winford Wiles; his father, Alton Taylor; his uncle, Joseph Taylor;
sisters, Joyce T. Dennis and her husband Michael, Diane Koppleman and her
husband Mark and Lesley Ashley and her husband Mark; 10 grandchildren; four
nieces, two nephews; two great nieces; and two great nephews.

A funeral service will
be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin where friends may
call from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coastal
Bays Program, 9919 Stephen Decatur
Hwy., Suite 4, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

James O. Lehm

OCEAN CITY – James
“Jim” O. Lehman, 64, formerly of East Stroudsburg, Pa.,
died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Williamsport, Pa.,
he was the son of the late James O. and Gertrude Bartow Lehman. He is survived
by his wife, Diane Lehman; a step-son, Robert Gill of Ocean
City; a daughter, Yvonne Lehman
Hothouse of East Stroudsburg,
Pa.; and six grandchildren.

He had retired in 1991 as a
supervisor with Bell of Pennsylvania with over 25 years of service. After
retirement, he was in charge of maintenance for B & B Enterprises in Ocean City
for about 10 years. In 2005, he founded J & D Services in Ocean City
and operated that business until becoming ill. He had served both in the Marine
Corps Reserve and the Army Reserve.

A Memorial service will be held
Friday, Sept. 12 from 3-6 p.m. at his home at 608 94th St., Ocean City.
Donations may be made to Believe in Tomorrow House by the Sea, P.O. Box 3627, Ocean
City, Md. 21843.

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