Remember Those We Have Lost

Constance D. Pfaff

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Constance (Connie) D. Pfaff of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away unexpectedly June 18, 2010 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital following a minor surgery. She was 74 years old.

Originally a Florida native, she moved to Maryland where she resided with her husband Charlie and four children until she retired with Charlie in Punta Gorda, Fla. She is survived by her children, Claire Pfaff Todd, Craig [Lorraine] Pfaff, and Christopher Pfaff; eight grandchildren, David L. Todd, Jr., Amy L. Todd, Charli Anne Pfaff, Calli Anne Pfaff, Carly Hall, Lauren Hall, Amanda Pfaff, Christopher (CJ) Pfaff Jr.,; and two great grandchildren, Deitrich Todd and Gunnar Todd; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles F. (Charlie) Pfaff, Sr., and her oldest son, Charles F. (Chuck) Pfaff, Jr.

She more recently had a kind, loving and supportive companion, Payson Pulz, who cared deeply for her and stood by her side until her passing.

Born in Miami, Florida on Aug. 26, 1935, she was an only child to Dorothy Gegan and Cecil F. Dicks.

She was cremated and together with Charlie will be buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. The service and interment will be private at Connie and Charlie’s request. Please visit the memorial website family has set up for her at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/conniepfaff and leave a smile for her.

A Day of Remembrance will be held Aug. 28, 2010 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Lorraine Pfaff, 106 Amanda Lane, Centreville, Md. 21617.

Herbert C. Carpenter

OCEAN CITY – Herbert “Herb” Cutter Carpenter, 68, died suddenly on July 13, 2010 at Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury.

Born in Ohio, he was the son of the late Herbert H. Carpenter and Ellen Jane Cutter Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife Ruth M. Carpenter; two sons, Herbert Kent Carpenter and his wife Carol, and Christopher Camden and his wife Mayra; and a daughter, Janet Carpenter Clemens and her husband Mike. He was adored grandfather to Tea-E, Trent, Lauren and Kendall.

He grew up in Meadville, Pa., moving to Silver Spring, Md. in his early teens. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1959. He joined the Takoma Park Vol. Fire Company in 1957 and later became a career firefighter with the Chevy Chase Fire Dept. in Montgomery County. After retiring from the fire company in 1982, he married Ruthie Lott in 1988 and together they started a taxi service in Ocean City in 2004. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Lucille Lott; a sister-in-law, Jenny Arnold; a brother-in-law, Chuck Lott; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may join the family in a celebration of his life on Aug. 12, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Sharon Branthover, 9822 Winding Trail, Ocean City, Md. Letters of Condolence may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

Joan Elizabeth Condyles

POCOMOKE – Joan Elizabeth Condyles, 54, of Pocomoke, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Born in Seaford, Del., she was the daughter of Ray and Barbie (Furia) Hackert of Salisbury.

She was a school physical therapist, worked mainly out of Cedar Chapel School for children with special needs, but also made home visits around the county. She was a coach for the Special Olympics, especially with the swimming program, and she was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Pocomoke City, where she was active in the church serving as a cantor, helping with the CCD program and Vacation Bible School and she was a member of the choir where she played guitar and could be heard frequently creating an alto line to harmonize with the rest of the choir. She incorporated singing into the music for smaller children. She was a volunteer for the Worcester County Gold program, an organization that provides backpacks for underprivileged children. She loved her flower and vegetable garden and to sew projects like quilts and curtains. She loved to take long walks. Neighbors would see her, sometimes with her husband, Joe, walking around the Homewood and White Oaks neighborhoods. Her long red hair, usually with a headset or earmuffs on, made her quickly recognizable.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Condyles of Pocomoke City; a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Becky Condyles of Halethorpe; a daughter, Christina “Christy” Condyles; a son, Timothy Condyles; a grandson, Luke Condyles of Halethorpe; three sisters, Margaret Hackert-Kroot and her husband Larry of Rochester, NY; Janet Hackert-Kiralfy of Bethany, Mo. and her husband, Wray and Carol Rodgers and her husband, Don of Centralia, Mo.; two brothers, Michael Hackert and his wife Geraldine of Lexington Park, Md. and Eric Hackert of Garrett Park, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held. Memorial contributions can be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604 or to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 179, Pocomoke City, Md., 21851.

Arrangements by Holloway Funeral Home.

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