Terri Taylor Whitelock
SALISBURY – Terri Taylor Whitelock, 51, was called home to be with her Father on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.
Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of Joyce Lee Taylor and the late Creston Neal Taylor.
She was a graduate of James M. Bennett High School class of 1976 and had previously worked as a Lab Technician with Accurate Optical.
Along with her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Heather Woodall and her husband Daniel of Greencastle, Ind. and Tiffany Whitelock of Elmwood, Wis.; two sisters, Vickie Aktekin and her significant other Manuel Sarmina of Alexandria, Va. and Deborah Long and her husband Brandt of Salisbury; two brothers, Timothy Taylor and Martin Melson both of Salisbury; and two grandchildren, Emma Woodall and Caleb Bauer. There are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Dr., Suite 202, Baltimore, Md. 21204.
Services were held. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Robert G. Massey, Sr.
OCEAN PINES – Robert G. “Bob” Massey, Sr., 90, of Ocean Pines, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill.
Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late Jewett Grant Massey Sr.and Gladys (Best) Massey.
He attended Purdue University where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. He graduated in 1941 and received a B.S. in chemical engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. Upon graduation, he went to work for Union Carbide in Charleston, W.Va. and joined the local Army Reserve Unit. On Dec. 14, 1941, a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he married his college sweetheart, Dorothy Hardin and when she died in 2005, they had been married 63 years.
In 1942, during World War II, Bob was inducted into the regular Army and went on to serve in the 898th Field Artillery Battalion, 75th Division where his unit saw action during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the reserves and retired in 1965 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After the war, he returned to his job at Union Carbide and was with the company for over 20 years. In the 1970s he went to work for the National Bureau of Standards where he co-wrote the Energy Conservation Guide for Industry and Commerce in 1975. He later joined the new Department of Energy and worked there until he retired.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol M. DeCesare and Barbara J. McGinity both of Marietta, Ga.; one son, R. Grant Massey, Jr. of Roxana, Del.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, c/o Hansen Life Sciences Research Building, Room 141, 201 S. University St., West Lafayette, Ind. 47907-2064. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net
Sandra L. McCabe
BISHOPVILLE – Sandra L. “Sandy” McCabe, 55, of Bishopville and formerly of Ocean City, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
She was born in Salisbury and was the daughter of the late Issac Stanton and Flossie Spry Richardson.
She was a homemaker and an associate member and an assistant Secretary of the Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept.
She is survived by her husband H. Mace McCabe of Bishopville; a son, Sheldon Chandler IV and his wife Amy of New Castle; a daughter, Sarah Chandler of Millsboro; a step-son, SSG. Michael McCabe and his wife AC of Dover; a step-daughter, Julie McCabe of Ocean City; a step-mother, Lola “Peach” Richardson of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Sharon Byers and her husband Joe of Green Cove Springs, Fla. and Susan Eschenburg and her husband Jack of Ocean City; and three grandchildren, Shawna Cropper; Chase Chandler and Drake Foxwell. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a step-sister, Pamela Gsvind.
Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept., Building Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, 5900 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. 21842.
Aldine Edna Powers
BERLIN – Aldine Edna Powers, 84, of Berlin, died Dec. 30, 2009 at the Carroll Hospice, Dove House in Westminster, Md., surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 4, 1925 in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Della Dorato. She was the wife of the late Walter Frederick Powers who served as a Marine in World War II and Korea and who died in 2004.
She had been a Registered Nurse during World War II and worked at various hospitals in Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker and later worked in public school systems in Maryland. She was a member of the South Point Association in Berlin, the Ward Foundation, the Red Hat Society, the Garden Club of Worcester County, Juliets of South Point, Republican Women of Worcester County, Sheshells of Berlin and a volunteer at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was a member and volunteer at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Ocean City.
Surviving is son, Walter A. Powers of Silver Spring; son and daughter-in-law, Charles J. and Laurie Powers of Westminster; six grandchildren, Rebecca E. Powers of Silver Spring, Md., Brian F. and wife Sara Powers of Los Angeles, Calif., Eric V. and wife Lisa Powers of Aspen Hill, Md., Jeffrey C. and wife Stephanie Powers of Nottingham, Md., Kristy M. Powers of San Diego, Calif. and Russell W. W. Powers of State College, Pa.; two great grandchildren, Liam and Shane Powers of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a nephew, Ricky Dorato of Pinehurst, N.C.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. in St. Peters Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. with Rev. Dr. Harry Wolpert officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your contributions to Carroll Hospice, Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Arrangements by Pritts Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.prittsfuneralhome.com
Dan Albert Bunting, Jr.
BERLIN – Dan Albert Bunting, Jr., 56, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Salisbury he was the son of the late Dan Albert Bunting, Sr. and Nora Lee Quillen Bunting.
Bunting was employed with the Town of Berlin and worked in the Public Works Department. He enjoyed participation in the Sunrise Mens Ministry.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ellen Topping Bunting; his children, Dan Albert Bunting, III and his wife Katlyn of Snow Hill, Allen Paul Bunting and Betsy Ann Bunting both of Berlin; one grandchild, Caden Thomas Bunting of Snow Hill; a brother, John Wayne Bunting of Berlin; three sisters, Debora Lee Chandler of Berlin, Mary Alice Littleton of Dagsboro, Del. and Lisa Hope Wear of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, Del. 19801. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.
Joseph Anthony Dickson
BERLIN – Joseph Anthony Dickson, age 64, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at the Conowingo Veterans Center.
Born in Berlin he was the son of the late John Milton Dickson and Marie Hadder Dickson.
Dickson was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. He had been employed with Adkins Electrical, Frank Ruark Plumbing and Oltman’s Plumbing, all of Berlin. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
He is survived by a sister, Della Dickson Ruark and her husband Frank of Berlin; three brothers, John Dickson of Baltimore, Robert Dickson of King of Prussia, Pa. and David Dickson of Salisbury; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Dickson of King of Prussia, Pa. He was preceded in death by brothers Roland, William and James Dickson. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held. Donations may be made to St. Martins United Methodist Church, c/o Patti Warren, 9202 Carey Rd., Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.
Joan Eleanor Broschard
OCEAN PINES – Joan Eleanor Broschard, 76, of Ocean Pines, passed away at her home Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 surrounded by her family.
She was born April 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Johnson.
She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Saint Albans, N.Y. and attended Berkley School of Business in New York. She worked as a secretary and later in retail sales. An accomplished seamstress at an early age, she sold her creations and gave them to family and friends. She was a member of Community Church of Ocean Pines, a founding member of Questers Club and enjoyed tennis, gardening, cooking, crafts and bridge. She will be remembered for her creativity, determination and boundless love for her family.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Jack, of 56 years; her daughter, Susan Ohren of Chester Springs, Pa.; her son, John L. Broschard III of Hershey, Pa.; daughter, Joanne Volm of Harleysville, Pa.; and a brother, Robert Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at the Community Church in Ocean Pines on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. Friends will be received at a reception immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass, 01202. The family wishes to recognize and thank all their friends and the Community Church of Ocean Pines for their support over the last two years. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Beatrice Lorraine Shipley Schuldt
OCEAN CITY – Known fondly by her friends as "Bea", Beatrice Lorraine Shipley Schuldt, born March 22, 1924, died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2009.
Born in Baltimore, she was a member of Asquith Presbyterian Church and attended the Peabody School of Music and knew from childhood she wanted to be a registered nurse. After becoming a nurse, she left for service as a second Lieutenant in the Army serving as the first wave of relief nurses in Pearl Harbor. After returning from WWII, she married and moved back to Baltimore and returned to nursing working at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Baltimore. She was a member of the original staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she remained for 23 years as a night supervisor.
Taking an early retirement to be in California with her children and live with her twin sister, Naomi, she volunteered at Los Robles Medical Center, in Thousand Oaks and eventually joined the staff as an Oncology RN.
In 1989 Bea moved to Dana Point, Calif., to live with her son Chip Righter. She hosted card parties with her closest friends and continued her love of ballroom dancing. In 2001, Bea moved again with her son, Chip, to live in Riverside, Calif., where he could help care for her and partner with her, building pools and pavered driveways and patios.
When the economy turned in 2008, Bea moved with her son, Chip, back to Ocean City, where some of her happiest times were. She loved to sit for hours on the Boardwalk people watching, enjoying Fisher’s Popcorn,
and eating her favorite local foods, steamed crabs, crab cakes, chocolate ice cream cones or root beer snowballs with marshmallow.
She loved to laugh, never lost her sense of humor and was quick to ask, "what’s next?".
She passed away peacefully at the Hospice on the Lake in Salisbury. By her side were her only daughter, Sharon Righter, oldest son Chip Righter and her beloved little Terrior mix dog "Buddy".
Surviving youngest son, Travis McKenna, wife KrisAnn and grandsons, Derek, Jacob and Cole live in California. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews spread throughout the country.
She was the last surviving child of Charles Lawrence Shipley and Mamie Johnson Shipley. She was predeceased by all grandparents and siblings, brothers, Charles Lawrence Shipley Jr., John "Jack" Henry Shipley, oldest sister, Harriet Ray, twin sister, Naomi Thompson, and youngest sister, Blanche Montgomery, who later changed her name to Liz Howard. She was also predeceased by her late husbands, Chester Albert Righter and Gerald Hayward Landrum.
She loved to help others and was a giver, always the first in line to help someone in need. She for 10 years assisted her son using a portion of her Social Security money to help purchase sweatshirts, socks, toothpaste, soap, and other necessities to give away as gifts on Christmas morning on skid row.
Per her instructions, her choice was to use her body for science, in the hope that someone may live a better life because of her donation then cremation. Service to be private. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to Coastal Hospice on the Lake, any charity of your choice, or simply find someone in need and help them.
Moments before his mother passed away, her son, Chip, whispered in her ear to please give him a sign she was okay once in heaven. Upon returning home from the Hospice on the Lake, a beautiful rainbow was waiting for him. Bea and Chip shared a rainbow together the first day they came back to Ocean City. The family felt what an appropriate way to send a message that Bea is now with God.