Edwin F. Clark
SALISBURY – Edwin F. Clark, 80 of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday Jan. 15, 2011 surrounded by family.
He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Euclid, Ohio, the only child of the late Joseph Clark and Anna Wahlstrom Clark.
After graduating from Kent State University, he joined Pennzoil Corporation and after a few years moved to Baltimore, his home for over 20 years. In 1961, he started his own company as a Manufactures Representative in the automotive industry. His friendly, easy-going and caring style led him to a long and successful career.
In 1988, he and his wife, Joan, moved to Ocean Pines, where after a few months of retirement they started Party Specialties, an event products and supply business. He was a welcome and familiar face throughout the Eastern Shore doing what he loved – meeting new customers and visiting old and trusted friends. He was a member of Ocean City Golf Club and will be remembered by many as the neighborhood Santa.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan D. Clark; two daughters, Joanie C. DiNardo and her husband, Dr. Ignatius L. DiNardo of Salisbury and Allison Niles and her husband, Arthur David Niles of New York, N.Y.
A devoted grandfather, he is also survived by five grandchildren, Gregory Ignatius Dinardo, Madeline Domeij DiNardo, Lillian Grace DiNardo, Helen Wahlstrom Niles and Harry Goodbody Niles.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in his honor in late spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be made to either the Worcester County Human Society, 12330 Eagles Nest Rd., Ocean City, Md. 21842 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure www.komen.org
Arrangements by Holloway Funeral Home.
Sarah Jeannette Tressler
OCEAN CITY – On Nov. 16, 2010, Sarah Jeannette Tressler (nee Raphel), passed away.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Clarence Oscar “Bill” Tressler. She is survived by two sons, William Victor Tressler and his wife Deanna, of Connecticut, and John Joseph Raphel Tressler and his wife Libby, of Parkville; a daughter, Mary Anne Shea of Virginia; a sister, Mary A. Bailey; a brother, Eugene Victor Raphel; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Erin and Andrew Tressler of Connecticut and Kathleen A. Shea of Virginia. She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Rowe, and a brother, Edwin E. Raphel.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 9903 Coastal Highway at 100th St, Ocean City, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Library Foundation – Ocean City branch, 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21842.
Robert W. Smith
OCEAN CITY – Robert Woodhall Smith, 89, of Ocean City, formerly of Federalsburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Phillip Glenn Smith and Marion Haycroft Smith. He is survived by his wife, Miriam Nichols Smith, whom he married on June 21, 1952, and by two daughters, Sharon R. Smith of Ocean Pines, and Kathleen E. Smith, of Ocean City. He was adored grandfather of Erin Terrell, Shannon Tustin, Robert Lomax, Alexander Bean, and Meghan Bean, and two great-granddaughters, Riley Terrell and Camryn Terrell. He leaves a brother, Donald B. Smith of
Lincoln, Calif. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn H. Smith and Gordon J. Smith
After attending schools in Philadelphia, Michigan, and California, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He saw action in North Africa, Anzio, Monte Cassino, Rome and Northern Italy. For his service in World War II, he received a Bronze Star, and Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.
After returning to civilian life, he worked as a meat cutter until 1963, when he began working for Federal Paper and Chemical Company in Federalsburg. He retired in May 2000 and moved to Ocean City.
Smith was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and was a past Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 570. He was also a member of Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, and the 34th Infantry Division. He loved animals and nature, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren, and great-granddaughters.
Services were held. Donations may be made in his memory to Union United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main St. Federalsburg, Md. 21632, or Military Order of the Purple Heart Delmarva Chapter 570 P.O. Box 281, Denton, Md. 21629.
Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.
Mary E. Brohawn
BERLIN – Mary Elizabeth Brohawn, 87, of Berlin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born Dec. 24, 1923, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rita Martin Manley. She was the wife of the late Irving Joseph Brohawn. A graduate of Notre Dame College, she had been a homemaker for most of her life. She was a person of great faith and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Anne Brohawn, of Olney; son, Michael Manley Brohawn and wife Kathy, of Woodbine; and grandchildren, Sarah Bowers, Timothy and Matthew Brohawn, Michael Quaglione and Daniel Woomer. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rita Quaglione, and son-in-law, Nicholas Quaglione.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
BERLIN – Ronald Gray, 76, died Jan. 17, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital.
He was born in Williamsville, Delaware to the late William Edward Gray and Elsie May Evans Gray.
He was a lifetime member of Showell Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge #654.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Baker Gray; sister, June Gray Watson of Berlin; niece, Theresa Watson of Parsonsburg; niece, Tracey Adkins of Ocean City; nephew, Franklin Baker and his wife Sonia of Berlin; special grand-nephew, Lee Baker; brother-in-law, Robert Ernest and his wife Hazel of Berlin ; brother-in-law, Frank Baker and his wife Susan of Berlin; and brother-in-law, Dickie Adkins and his wife Bonnie of Ocean City.
A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on Saturday Jan, 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Showell Volunteer Fire Department, 11620 Worcester Hwy, Showell, Md. 21862 or the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, 214 North Main Street, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Joseph M. Gatieri
BERLIN – Joseph Michael Gatieri, age 70, passed away on Dec. 25, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
He was the son of the late Michael and Lucille Gatieri. He is survived by his beloved wife, Grace.
A mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Rev. Francis P. Simeone officiated. Interment will take place at a later date.
Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.