We Remember Those We Have Lost

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Jacqueline Kay Peterson

BERLIN – Jacqueline Kay Peterson, age 66, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Catherine Newcomer. She is survived by her husband, John M. Peterson.

Peterson had worked in sales as a decorator with Sears and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous Friendship Group and St. Peters Lutheran Church.

Along with her husband, she is survived by two children, Christian Taylor Myers and his wife Elizabeth of Crofton, Md. and Elizabeth Vailhe and her husband Christophe of Hillsborough, N.J.; three grandchildren, Taylor Graham Myers, Madeline Vailhe and Remy Vailhe; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Patnode.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. 21842 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gerri Harrison, 337 Winter Quarters Dr., Pocomoke, Md. 21851 or perhaps you may perform an act of kindness in her memory. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Elsie Louise Marie Walsh

WANAMASSA, N.J. – Elsie Louise Marie (Allen) Walsh, 94, passed away March 11, 2010 peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home in Berlin.

She was born in Bayonne, N.J. and lived most of her life in Roselle, N.J. where she was a communicant of Saint Joseph’s Church. She then moved to Toms River, N.J. where she resided until moving to Wanamassa, N.J.. She was employed at Saint Elizabeth Hospital until she retired. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She cherished every day and lived her

life to the fullest. She always had a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, and a thank you for everything anyone ever did for her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter J. Walsh, and her son, Donald M. Walsh. She is survived by her son, Peter J. Walsh and his wife Yvonne of

North Brunswick, N.J.; her daughter, Patricia Addy and her husband Gordon of Berlin; her daughter, Maureen Walsh of Wanamassa, N.J.; her grandchildren, Kimberly Carlson, Koller Walsh, Peter and Danielle Walsh, Jennifer Walsh and Kelly Hallam; her great grandchildren, Brennan Walsh and his mother Catherine, McKenna Carlson and her father Craig, Kyleigh Chase and Ryan Hallam and their father Lance. She is also survived by her two sisters, Maryann Holinda and Joan Knight; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arbors of Ocean Pines, 11202 Racetrack Rd., Suite 201, Berlin, Md. 21811 or consider a donation to the charity of your choice in her honor. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Donald Vansyckle Walker

BERLIN – Donald Vansyckle Walker, age 82, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in White Pains, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert Craighead Walker and Dorothy VanderVeer Walker.

Walker had worked as a photographer, he was the owner of the Don Walker Photography Studio. He also worked with Atlantic Research in the development of rocket fuel. He was a member of the VFW and was an avid boating and fishing enthusiast.

He is survived by his three sisters, Anne W. VonSchilgen of Berlin, Virginia W. Pfeifer of Easton and Katherine W. Tenore of Pine Plains, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Francis V. Walker and Robert S. Walker.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Carolyn Ruark

SNOW HILL – Carolyn Ruark, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2010.

She was born Aug. 6, 1925 to Raymond Jones and Lillie May Shirkey.

She retired from Holly Farms and was a foster grandparent.

She is survived by her daughter, Holly Blair; three granddaughters, Tina Gray, Tanya Jones and Brandi Blair; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carolyn Ruark to Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.

Pete Balodimos

BERLIN – Pete Balodimos has died after living from Feb. 17, 1932 to March 14, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 52 years; daughters, Diane Contic, Lisa (Joe) Seminara and Tina (David) Balderson; and three grandsons, David Balderson, Dominic Seminara and Anthony Seminara.

He was a permanent resident of Ocean City since 1989, even though he was a “local” since 1962. He worked and managed the Old Pro Golf course on 23rd Street after his retirement from Giant Food of 37 years.

He will be buried in the D.C. area, from which he is originally from.

William E. Stevens

BERLIN – William “Bill” Edward Stevens age 82, passed peacefully surrounded by his family March 13, 2010.

He was born in Delray, Va. to the late William Edward Stevens and Alelia Houston Stevens.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Bonnie Stevens, and by his six children, Scottie Stevens Hotell, Craig Stevens, Wes Stevens, Andrew Stevens, Elizabeth Stevens and Matthew Stevens. He adored his five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He served in the Army Air Corps during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the VFW post# 8296. He was employed by Bell Atlantic until he retired in 1984 and again from Pel-Bern Electric in 1993. He and Bonnie lived in and loved Ocean City for the last 15 years.

A celebration of his life will be held at the House of Welsh in Fenwick Island, Delaware on Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to: Assateague Coastal Trust, 9931 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811.

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

Mary C. Snyder

BERLIN – Mary C. Snyder, age 66, died Monday, March 15, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Washington D.C. she was the daughter of the late Charles O. Green and Catherine Judge Green.

She is survived by her husband William H. Snyder, Jr.; a son, Michael Park Snyder; three daughters, Cathleen Yeong Snyder, Kimberly Ann Sekely and her husband Barry, and Dawn Marie Crews; two brothers, Joseph W. Green and his wife Sharon and Robert O. Green and his wife Janice; two grandchildren, Albert J. Crews and Joseph W. Crews; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Born.

A funeral service will be held. Interment will be on Friday, March 19 at 1 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Neumann Scholarship Fund, 11211 Beauchamp Rd., Ocean Pines, Md. 21811 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, Conn. 06851. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Christine Marie Sheddy

BERLIN – Born in Dover, Del. on Dec. 22, 1980, Christine Marie Sheddy was taken home to be with the Lord on Nov. 13, 2007.

She was a stay at home mother to her three children, Haylie, Isaac and Zeke. She helped with the family business doing office work and anything else that needed to be done.

She loved music, talking to her friends and being on the computer. She was a free spirit, who gave of herself to anyone that needed her. She was a kind and caring soul. Family and friends meant everything to her and she loved them fiercely.

Sge leaves behind a daughter, Haylie Lynch, and two sons, Isaac and Ezekiel Hall.

She also leaves behind her father, Clair Sheddy; her mother and stepfather, Lynn and Steven Dodenhoff; her sister and brother in law, Jennifer and Paul Knapp; a brother, Jeremy Hunt; maternal grandparents Richard and Margaret Keesser; paternal grandmother Ingeborg A. Sheddy; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews both in England and the United States.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Keesser, as well as George and Lillian Abel of England and her paternal grandfather, James R. Sheddy.

Services will be held at the Milford First Baptist Church on Old Shawnee Road, Milford, Del. on Saturday March 20. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Burial will be at Barratt’s Chapel in Frederica, Del.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Christine Sheddy Memorial Fund at The First National Bank of Wyoming, 7 Commerce Street, Harrington, Del.  19952.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.

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