John Hubert Dennis
OCEAN PINES — John Hubert “Huggie” Dennis, 56, of Ocean Pines, left his earthly family to be reunited with his Heavenly family on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Born in Salisbury on Aug. 11, 1955, he was the son of the late Phillip Petey Dennis and Anna Kathryn Hostetter Dennis.
John graduated from Mardela High School in 1973 and was a member of the Harley Riders (HOG Chapter of Delmarva). He previously was the owner and operator of Huggie’s Video in Salisbury and Fruitland; worked as a car salesman for several dealerships in the area; the co-owner of Griffins Seafood/Sharky’s Bar in Ocean City; and was currently a direct sales representative for Comcast.
He loved cooking, playing golf, riding his motorcycle and being the “leader of our pack” on all of our motorcycle endeavors. Most of all he loved to make people laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Sherrie J. Dennis; and “Huggie’s” daughters, Jennifer Adkins and her husband, Larry of Salisbury, Holly Dennis and her fiancée, Johnny Wooters of Parsonsburg, Courtney Dennis of Salisbury, and Cynthia Adams of Ocean Pines; a son, Private First Class Bryan Adams of Ocean Pines; beloved granddaughter, Alyssa Adkins; a half-sister, Sharon Shockley of Mardela Springs; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
“Huggie” also leaves behind many close friends who all loved him dearly and his little dog, Angel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip H. Dennis, and a niece, Wanda Brixner.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Dean Perdue will officiate. A reception will follow.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department and or Atlantic General Hospital.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Francis Xavier Snoots
OCEAN CITY — Francis Xavier Snoots, “Frank”, age 48, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Washington, DC he is the son of Lawrence E. Snoots and Margaret Hagerhorst Snoots.
Along with his parents he is survived by his brother, Lawrence E. Snoots, III, “Cory” of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his sister, Teresa “Terry” Lanham and her husband David of Edmond, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Snoots had attended St. Andrews Catholic Church in Ocean City.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m.
Charles J. Galiardi
OCEAN PINES — Charles J. Galiardi, DDS, age 82, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home in Ocean Pines. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan M. Galiardi.
Charles was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He was a proud graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School Class of 1947, University of Maryland, College Park Class of 1952 and University of Maryland Dental School Class of 1956. After serving in the US Air Force in Germany and France, Charles opened his private dental practice in Yonkers, N.Y. where he continued to practice dentistry until 1994.
Since his retirement, he has lived in Ocean Pines, Md. where he indulged his passions for traveling, woodworking, gardening, golfing, fishing and boating. He will be remembered by friends and family for his story telling and his love of life.
He is also survived by his son, Gregory C. Galiardi and his wife Jackie; his daughter, Christina P Sutter and her husband Evan; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Marian Garofalo, and his parents Margaret Settinari Galiardi and Charles James Galiardi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Rev. John Kavanaugh will officiate. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Crownsville Veterans’ Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cardinal Hayes High School, Charles Galiardi Fund, 650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N.Y. 10451.
Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.