CITY – Evelyn Armstrong Elliott, age 89, died Tuesday, June
15, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
New York, she was the daughter of the late John Armstrong and Isabella Steel
Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sire Elliott, in 1993.
Elliott was a homemaker. She was a United States Navy veteran. She was a member
of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City.
She is survived by her children, Lorette Rash and her husband Robert of
Fairfax, Va., Robert Quillin of Ocean City, Marsha Mumford and her husband Jeff
of Ocean City and Harriett Dobson and her husband Charles of Greencastle, Ind.;
her grandchildren, Jeremy Rash, Lauren Rash, Stephen Mumford, Daniel Dobson and
Adam Dobson; great grandchildren, Sarah Dobson, Emily Dobson and Elizabeth
Dobson; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 302 N.
Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements are being handled by the
Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Winterling Peters Beard,
– Alberta Winterling Peters Beard, 86, died June 13, 2010.
Beard was born Jan. 3, 1924 to Madeline Haines and Frederick G Winterling.
attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School, Seton High School, and Union
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1945 as a registered nurse.
She then married William H. Peters on Jan 22, 1944. She worked as a school
nurse at St. Michael School and White Oak School in Baltimore County. She moved
to Ocean Pines after her retirement in 1984.
survived by her second husband, Victor Beard; her son, Dr. Wm. David Peters and
his wife Kerstin V. Darsell-Peters; her son-in-law, Dr. Gary Oliver; two
grandchildren, Paul W. Oliver and Victoria M. Oliver; a step grandson, Jens
Darsell; a great granddaughter, Kaley S Oliver; two step-daughters, Vickie
Hamilton and Cheryl Young; and two step-grandchildren, Daniel and Elizabeth
Young. She was predeceased in death by her husband in 1986 and her daughter,
Susan P Oliver, in 2009.
were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church 11211 Beauchamp Road, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral
Home. Acknowledgements to her family
may be sent to Burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.
BERLIN – Oberlin George Mason, age 89, died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Atlantic
General Hospital in Berlin.
Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of the late Frederick and Lyla Imig Mason. He
is survived by his wife, Marquette Elizabeth Mason.
Mason was a retired United States Army Veteran of WWII, having participated in
the Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns in central
Europe. He later was a supply procurement officer for veterans hospitals with
the Veterans Administration. He was a member of the Peninsulaires Barbershop
Singers and had worked with the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department for 11
Along with his wife, he is survived by his sons, Edward Mason of Milton, Del.
and Randall Mason and his wife Susie of Reno, Nevada; one granddaughter, Erika
Kessler; two great grandchildren, Jonah and Gwendolyn Kessler; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services were held. Arrangements were handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in
L. Adkins, Jr.
Del. – Raymond L. Adkins, Jr., 60, of Selbyville, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at
Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
born in Berlin and is the son of Raymond L. Adkins Sr. and the late Mary Lee
worked at Home Depot in Berlin and was a member of Fenwick Island Baptist
Church in Selbyville and a former member of the Roxana Vol. Fire Co.
He is survived
by his father and stepmother, Raymond L. Adkins Sr. and Patricia Adkins of
Ocean City; his wife, Linda L. Adkins of Selbyville; two daughters, Michele Adkins and Christina Adkins; three
sisters, Cindy Stelling, Diana Clark and Judy Sharpley; six nieces; four
nephews; five great nieces; and two great nephews.
were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fenwick Island Baptist
Church, 36806 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Del. 19975.
– Edward Nelson Ward, age 72, died Friday, June 11 2010, at Coastal Hospice at
the Lake in Salisbury.
Baltimore, he was the son of the late John Joseph Ward and Madeline Martha
survived by his wife of 44 years, Rose Marie Prasch Ward; a daughter, Connie
Lynn Nissel and her husband, James Thomas, of Randolph, N.J.; and a son, Marc
Nelson Ward and his wife Svitlana of Berlin. He was beloved grandfather to
Nicole Marie Nissel, Brianna Rose Nissel and Alexander Nicholas Ward. Also
surviving is a sister, Rose Marie Guraleska of Baltimore, and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Delores McGee and Jane
Joyce. He leaves behind many friends and acquaintances.
had been a police officer with Baltimore City, the Baltimore City Sherriff’s
Department, and the Berlin Police Department. He was an Air Force veteran,
member of St. Luke/St Andrew Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus,
Fraternal Order of Police in Baltimore, and was a true Ravens enthusiast.
of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 21, at 11:00 a.m. at St
Andrew’s Catholic Church in Ocean City. Friends may call one half hour prior.
The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations in his
memory may be made to The Worcester County Humane Society P.O. Box 48, Berlin,
MD 21811, or Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury Md. 21801.
are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
SNOW HILL – Jay Lester Geesaman, age 75, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June
9, 2010 at home in Snow Hill.
Hershey, Pa., he was the son of the late Amos and Carrie Eckert Geesaman.He is
survived by his wife, Flora Hoffman Geesaman.
Geesaman was a graduate of Hershey High School in 1953 and Penn State
University in 1957. He had been employed with Hershey Rose Garden in Hershey,
Pa., Copenhagen Nursery in Mechanicsville, Pa., was a Worcester County
forester. He was the first superintendent of Shad Landing State Park retiring
in 1991 and consulted as a forester for Paul Jones Lumber Company in Snow Hill.
with his wife, he is survived by his children, Martin Geesaman and his wife
Kimberly of New Gloucester, Maine, S. Michael Geesaman and his wife Colleen of
Snow Hill and Daniel Geesaman and his wife Sydney of Salisbury; seven
grandchildren, Cory, Jamie, Michael, Gregory, Zachary, Anna and Elyse Geesaman;
and sisters, Arlene Boyer, June Wenger and her husband Ken, Faye Brandt, Joanne
Salva and Jan Weidler and her husband Glen.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Snow Hill
Youth Football Program, c/o John Coleman, 4657 Snow Hill, Md. 21863.
Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill.