We Remember Those Who Have Passed

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Anna G. Dawson

BERLIN – Anna G. Dawson (McCloskey), beloved wife of the late John J. Dawson, entered heaven on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

She was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church and was active in the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 9053 and her group of close friends in the "Lunch Bunch".

She is survived by her niece and first godchild, Jane A. Mooney and her loving nephew-in-law Patrick H. Mooney, of Ocean Pines; sister-in-law and loving friend, Helen McCloskey; brothers-in-law, Robert Dawson and his wife Linda, Joseph Dawson and his wife Carol all of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews who loved her like a grandmother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 30 at noon at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the church. Rev. Thomas Protack and Rev. William Porter will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Charles E. Nock, Sr.

SALISBURY – Charles E. Nock, Sr., age 93, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born on January 29, 1915, at Cedartown near Snow Hill, he was the son of the late Gordon E. And Sarah Haddar Nock. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Lucille in 1998.

He attended school in Snow Hill. For several years he was a supervisor at several local chicken processing plants including Birds Eye, Golden Pride in Stockton and Maryland Chicken in Snow Hill. He had been a poultry grower and farmer for many years. Nock had many hobbies including using his mechanical skills to repair grass cutters and farm equipment. Most recently his hobby had been woodworking, he had made many treasured items. Nock had written a book about his entire life to share with his friends and family. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved them very much.

He is survived by four daughters, Belle Redden of Girdletree, Elizabeth (Sis) Ward of Pocomoke, Lottie Lankford of Delmar, DE and Linda Figgs and her husband George of Snow Hill; two sons, Charles E. Nock, Jr. of Pocomoke and his wife Gloria, and Sam Nock and his wife Barbara of Bloxom, Va.; adopted son, Keith Bullion and his wife Kristen of Pocomoke; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two adopted grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, a host of friends; and many beloved foster children.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Klej Grange Fellowship Church, 3811 Stockton Rd., Pocomoke, Md. 21851 or to Springhill Cemetery, PO Box 28, Girdletree, Md. 21829. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill.

Paul Calvin Denis

SELBYVILLE, Del. – Paul Calvin Denis, 87, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital. 

Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Felix P. and Minna (Chapman) Denis. 

 He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had been a Senior Power Plant Operator with Pepco in Dickerson, Md.

Denis was a member and Past President of the Fenwick Island Lions Club and a member of the Ocean City American Legion, Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville and he also attended St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. 

 He is survived by his wife, Thelma I. Denis of Selbyville; two daughters: Beverly D. van den Heuvel (Ron) of Frederick and Susan A. Denis of Fenwick Island, Del.; one sister, Dorothy Soucy of Millsboro, Del.; one brother, Arthur Denis of St. Matthews, S.C.; two grandchildren, Denise Black and Paula van den Heuvel; and a great granddaughter, Deziray Onley.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Dagsboro Street and Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fenwick Island Lions Club, Scholarship Fund, c/o William Neimiller, 346 S. Ocean Drive, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

Arrangements By Hastings Funeral Home.

Ann Catherine Foster

BERLIN – On Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, Ann Catherine Foster, 88, passed away peacefully at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Formerly of Rockville, Md., she has resided at the Tiburon Condominiums in Ocean City, Maryland for over 23 years.  She is survived by her brothers, Charles and William Tangemann; her daughters, Judy Lucas and Karen Burka; her grandchildren, Jessie Lucas-Nowakowski, Dana Lucas, Sarah Burka, and Mark Burka; and her great-grandchildren, Lucas Nowakowski and Zane Nowakowski. She was loved and will be truly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service in Ocean City, will be held at a future date.

Eugenia Messer

BERLIN – Eugenia Messer, age 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris Messer. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Lutz (Bill) of Ocean Pines; two grandchildren, Megan Chesser (David) and Kirk Lutz (Shannon); and one great grandson, Sam Chesser.

Services and Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733.

Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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