OCEAN CITY – Kathy Gorrera’s memorial and bench dedication will be held on Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. on 18th Street and the Boardwalk. A reception will be held at Coins Pub following. If the weather is inclement, the dedication will be held at Coins, which will be closed to the public until 3 p.m. that day.
William O. Cole, Sr.
OCEAN CITY – William O. Cole, Sr., 81, of Ocean City, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital.
Born in Washington, D.C., he had his own painting business in D.C. and moved his business to Ocean City when he moved here 30 years ago.
He is proceeded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Lucille Ann Kolick Cole and his son William Cole Jr. of Salisbury. He is survived by a son, Russell Cole of Ocean City; grand children Christopher Cole of Ocean City, Charles Cole of Ocean City, Michelle Tipton of Salisbury, Dawn Marie Becker of Cumberland, Shannon Taylor of Hagerstown and Robert William Cole III of Hagerstown; and eight great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Elks. He was very active with senior citizens bowling.
A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Feb. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception at the Knights of Columbus hall from 2-5 p.m.
Susan Jane Robinson
BERLIN – Formerly of Selbyville, Susan Robinson died Sunday, Jan. 17 at her new home in sunny Homosassa, Fla.
Born in Petworth Sussex, England, she and her family came to the United States aboard the Queen Mary. She resided through her childhood in Detroit, Mich. Years later living in Pennsylvania, it was the love of a beach house that brought her to Sussex County. Moving to Millsboro, Del. in 1982, she was the proud owner of Beacon Homes, Inc. She was an active member of the local community and the Delaware Manufactured Housing Association.
She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Annette Selzer (Doug Selzer) and Nicole Antonopulos (Bree Van Horn), and the grandchildren she adored, Addison, Parker and Ryder.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Feb. 27 at the Plaza in Ocean City.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jim Sporrer passed away on Monday Jan. 25, 2010 at Mayo Clinic In Jacksonville, Fla. awaiting a liver transplant.
He was a resident of Ocean City and Ocean Pines from 1971-1996. During those years, he was involved in many ventures, both business and pleasure. Among those experiences that he fondly remembered were the first natural foods juice bar in downtown Ocean City named the Nashville Carrot; a Mexican import store with John Fager called Magic Mountain; involvement with Jim Motsko in the very first White Marlin Open tournament; and several real estate ventures starting with sales manager for Boise Cascade at Ocean Pines and then with Gene Parker, Mike Mumford and Joe Warth and others and owning East Coast Realty and Sunset Builders.
He was also one of the original lead singers in the famous Teenage Rust band of Ocean City. He moved to Boca Raton, Fla. in 1996, where he continued in real estate and wrote a novel.
He was married to Robin Sporrer (formerly) of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and they have three sons, Jamie Sporrer of Baltimore, Justin Sporrer of Gainesville, Fla. and Adam Sporrer of Deerfield Beach, Fla. He is also survived by a son, Jim Jacobs of Atlanta, and nephew, Brian Sporrer of Baltimore.
He will never be forgotten for his great sense of humor, style and his famous "peace sign".
Service to be held at Holy Savior Church 17th St. at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 with "storytelling" at BJ’s following.
Todd Michael Colbert
OCEAN CITY – Todd Michael Colbert, 21, of Ocean City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at his sister’s home in Millsboro, Del.
He was a construction worker, and enjoyed drawing and tattoos, and especially the time hanging out with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Brandon Colbert and Anna Fuhrer of Ocean City; his mother and step-father, Kathy Reade and Brett Markley, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Erica Colbert, of Millsboro, & Samantha Colbert, of Ocean City; brother, Jason Colbert, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two step-sisters, Jamie & Jennifer Fuhrer of Ocean City; his paternal grandparents, Sherman and Maryann Colbert, of Newark, Del.; and maternal-grandmother, Janice Greer, of Harbeson, Del. Also surviving are some very dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were held. Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com
James Paul Aschenbach
OCEAN CITY – James Paul Aschenbach "Jim", 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Sellersville, Pa. he was the son of the late Emerson Paul Aschenbach and Marian Moyer Aschenbach. He is survived by his wife, Susanne McKenna Aschenbach.
Aschenbach was a graduate of Albright College. He was an engineer and worked in industrial sales for Fuller Co. in Allentown, Pa. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Ocean City and the Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Lisa Barker and her husband Ed of Reston, Va., Susan Spengler and her husband Michael of
Northampton, Pa., John McDowell of Tampa, Fla., Deborah Clemente and her husband James of Keene, N.H. and Donna Griffin and her husband Matthew of Purcellville, Va; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Ginny Woodworth and her husband Curtis of Old Tappon, N.J. and Barbara Heindel and her husband Tim of York, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
John D. Constantine
BERLIN – John D. Constantine, 82, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Massachusetts he was
the son of the late William Constantine and May Conrad Constantine. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Eileen.
He was a United States Navy veteran, retired from GM after 27 years of service as a supervisor and was a member of the American Legion. In his later years, he worked as a security guard at Old Pro Golf in Ocean City. A loving, loyal, hard working husband and father who will truly be missed.
Along with his wife he is survived by his children, John, Stephen, Deborah and Cheryl Ann; his step-children, Ronald, Rose, Debi, Elaine, Kathy and Patte; three brothers, Robert, Richard and William; one sister, Loretta; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William; his step-sons, David, Joe and Norman; and a sister, Mary.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Ocean City. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 35010, Richmond, Va. 23235. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Eloise Wimbrow Mason Ennis
SALISBURY – Eloise Wimbrow Mason Ennis, age 80, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Greenbackville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Douglas Wimbrow and Mary Ennis Wimbrow. She is survived by her husband, Howard Douglas Ennis of Salisbury.
Ennis was a graduate of Snow Hill High School. She had worked as a bookkeeper with Salisbury Auto Trim and the Lower Shore Shelter Workshop.
She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Salisbury. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Mary Beth Scarborough and her husband Bill of Snow Hill, Julie Johnson and her husband Eric of Salisbury, Jo Ellen Mason-Foley and her husband Jim of Salisbury, Melody Gillespie of Salisbury, Tina Beach and her husband Albert of Mardela Springs, Douglas Ennis and his wife Deanna of Summerville, S.C. and Walt Ennis of Salisbury and daughter in law Margaret Ennis of Baltimore. She was preceded in death by her former husband Samuel Mason in 1999 and her sons, Samuel Lee Mason in 1998 and Barry Ennis in 2009.
Also surviving are her brothers, Buzz Wimbrow and his wife Virginia of Tennessee, Douglas Wimbrow and his wife Naomi of Chincoteague, Charles Wimbrow and his wife Daisey of Chincoteage, Elwood Wimbrow and his wife Nancy of Stockton, Eddie Frank Wimbrow of Wattsville, Va., Norman Wimbrow and his wife Sara Lou of Kentucky, and sisters, Margaret Hinman and her husband Warren of Bloxom, Va., Jackie Wilson and her husband Jim of North Carolina and Pat Lambertson and her
husband Jerry of Snow Hill. There are 21 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Calvin Wimbrow and his wife Alice.
Services were held. Donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801 or St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 400 East Vine St., Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Ida Virginia Melson Harrison
BERLIN – Ida Virginia Melson Harrison, 96, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Levin Melson and Elizabeth Hudson Melson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Burbage Harrison in 1989.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria H. Esham and her husband William E. Esham, Jr. of Berlin, Linda Harrison of California, Jane H. Savage of Berlin, and Joan H. Lynch and her husband Arthur Lynch, Jr. of Selbyville, Del. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Elizabeth Harrison in 2002.
There are nine grandchildren, Barbara E. Hart and her husband Edward G. Hart, III, William E. Esham, III, Harrison R. Zanuck and his wife Patricia Zanuck, Dean F. Zanuck and his wife Marisa Zanuck, Dean H. Wooten and his wife Brenda Wooten, Donnie Wooten, Tammy W. Balster and her husband Craig Balster, Darin H. Wooten and his wife Ann Marie Wooten, and Stacey L. Lewis and her husband Dean Lewis; and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Melson Toomey and her brother, Clarence Melson.
Harrison was a graduate of Buckingham High School class of 1931. She had worked for many years at Rosina’s Beauty Shop in Berlin. She was married on June 22, 1939 to Burbage Harrison. She and her husband loved to travel in their retirement years. She was an avid fiction reader and had a passion for playing Bridge and Pitch. She was a member of Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin and Past President of the Women’s Club of Ocean City. Harrison was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. Rev. Alex Ayers will officiate. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will follow the service at Buckingham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martin’s Church Foundation, Inc., 11047 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. 21811.