Obituaries

Brice R. Phillips
OCEAN CITY — Brice Reginald Phillips, 90, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at his home in Ocean City.

Born in Fishing Creek, Hooper’s Island in Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Augustus Ellsworth Phillips and Leone Estes Simmons Phillips.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Shirley Elizabeth Flowers Phillips, and his two sons, Stephen B. Phillips and his wife, Maxine of Annapolis, and Jeffrey P. Phillips, Sr. and his wife Janet of Ocean City; eight grandchildren, Brice S. Phillips, Joanna Phillips Malby, Aaron Phillips, Jessica Phillips, Jeffrey P. Phillips, Jr., Hugh Phillips, Carmen Phillips and Joseph Phillips; and five great-grandchildren, Lillie Phillips, Molly Phillips, Stephen Phillips, Melany Phillips and Levi Phillips. Also surviving is a sister, Jane Phillips Groff, and several nieces and nephews.

Brice was a graduate of Hooper’s Island High School and Strayer’s Business College in Baltimore. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Company from 1940-1943, and then enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the 66th Infantry Division. He and his wife Shirley married in November of 1942, began their family and moved to Ocean City to start their seafood restaurant business in 1956. As they grew their business, they expanded to include multiple locations in Ocean City, then soon to follow, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., Washington DC, Atlantic City, N.J., West Palm Beach, Fla. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Brice received numerous awards over the years: Doctorate of Hospitality from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Doctor of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management from the Baltimore International College, State of Maryland Governor’s Citation for his contribution on the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee, State of Maryland Resolution in recognition of his service on the Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2008 Citizen of the year from the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Induction into the Md. Business Hall of Fame by Md. Chamber of Commerce, recognition from the Restaurant Association of Md. for his contribution and service, the Henry L. Dunnick Award from Restaurant Association of Md. for enhancing national reputation of Md. Cuisine for leadership in the Food Service Industry, Restaurant Association of Md. , Restaurateur of the Year, State of Md. Governor’s Salute to Excellence, named Ambassador of Goodwill for Ocean City and State of Maryland for nurturing the traditions of Maryland’s cherished resources: beaches, seafood, hospitality, and Grand Ball of Ocean City, Governor’s Citation in Support of Md. Summer Jobs Campaign. Ocean City Museum Society recognition for Ocean City Lifesaving Museum Contribution, Art League of Ocean City for being a Corporate patron of the Arts, Community Service Award, for making Skipjack Festival possible, and Maryland Jaycees Appreciation Award for service given to Jaycees.

He had served for many years on different Boards and organizations including Director of Calvin B. Taylor Bank, Board of Trustees for Chesapeake Bay Trust, Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association, Dunes Club and was a member of the Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 6 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Rev. Norman Poultney and Rev. George Godfrey officiated. Entombment will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, Critical Care Unit, 9733 Healthway Dr. Berlin, Md. 21811 or Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St. Ocean City, Md. 21842 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Paul Francis Judge

SALISBURY — Paul Francis Judge, age 78, of Salisbury, died July 2, 2011.

He was born Sept. 5, 1932, the youngest of six children, to Mary Fanning Judge and Martin G. Judge in Quincy, Mass.

Paul was a graduate of Quincy High School in 1951, Boston College in 1960, and Harvard University in 1961. Between high school and college, he served for four years in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict as a meteorologist on the aircraft carrier USS Midway. He had planned to attend the 2011 Squadrons and Shipmates Reunion in San Diego, Calif. later this year.

Upon his graduation from Harvard, he accepted a civilian career development position with the Department of the Navy, in Newport, R.I. After advancing his career through the Department of the Navy, Paul went on to work for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Paul completed 40 years of government service, retiring in 1987 from his position as Deputy Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Following his Pentagon years, he and his wife moved to Ocean City, as he loved the ocean and living close to the seashore had been a lifelong dream.

He was passionate about art, history, and literature, but more than anything, he was passionate about his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Carole Hagan Judge; his last surviving sibling, Mary Judge Pecce; his three daughters, Karen Judge, Christina Judge, and Kathleen Judge Mietus; four grandchildren, Jordan Smith, Timothy Eckard, Julia Smith, and Emily Mietus; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m.on Saturday July 9 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the may be made to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org or 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010 • Rockville, Md. 20852.

Richard William Scott

PITTSVILLE — Richard William Scott, 70, of Pittsville, died Monday, July 4, 2011.
Mr. Scott was born Feb. 4, 1941 in Berlin to the late Edward Scott Sr. and Elizabeth Jones Scott.

He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, then attended Toledo School of Butchery in Toledo, Ohio. He was a 22-year employee of Ocean Downs Raceway and a former owner of Bridge Texaco and Scotty’s Discount Beer & Wine in Ocean City.


Mr. Scott was an avid horse racing fan and pool player. He also enjoyed drag racing, playing cards and socializing with his friends at the track. He was a loving, devoted Pop Pop.  

He is survived by loving wife, Ellen Middleton Scott of Pittsville; son, Stephen Michael Scott and his companion, Elizabeth Roberts of Pittsville; daughter, Susan Scott Channell and her husband, Patrick of Pittsville; grandchildren, Sean, Allie, Jordan, Richard and Jay; and brothers, Edward L. Scott, Jr. and N. Fredrick Scott both of Berlin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Carol Price will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Sons of the American Legion #123, P.O. Box 698, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, Md. 21804.To send condolences to the family, visit www.hollowayfh.com.

Jack K. Alexander

OCEAN PINES — Jack K. Alexander, 87, husband of Jo Alexander, passed away at his home in Ocean Pines on Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Jack served in the United Sates Navy, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, World War II Veterans, Democratic Club of Worcester County, Caring Clowns, Evergreen Masonic Lodge and previous Past Master of the Washington Masonic Chapter. Jack was a past member of the Ocean Pines Kiwanis Club and past president of the Telephone Pioneers.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Alexander; 10 children; and 16 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita Elaine Alexander.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, July 6 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing; the Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, Md. 21811; or the Friends of Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811.

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