Elizabeth C. Apple
BERLIN — Elizabeth C. Apple, “Betsey”, age 60, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Kensington, Md., she is survived by her parents, Malcom Washington Gray and Mary Church Gray of Providence, R.I.
She is also survived by her husband, George Richard Apple, and children, John Malcolm Apple and his wife Joscelyn of Berlin, and Mary Megan Martin and her husband Jon of Manhattan, N.Y.; step daughters Chantal Gaasrud and her husband Halvor of Southbury, Conn., Michelle Elizabeth Crone and her husband James of Plantation, Fla. and Nicole Cummings of Berlin. There are 10 grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Alvis Weirman and her husband Frank of Bangladesh, and Ann Rothenburg and her husband Bob of Providence, R.I.
Betsey was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother and sister. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, Class of 1962, and received her master’s degree. She had taught special education for 20 years with the Worcester County Board of Education at Berlin Intermediate School. She dedicated her life to The Lord, her family, music, education, nature and helping those in need.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City. Rev. David Dingwall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the Red Doors Community Center of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 3rd St. and Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842, Attn: Fawn Fitzgerald Mete.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Frederick William "Bill" Neubrand
LEWES, Del. — Frederick William "Bill" Neubrand, passed away at his home in Lewes, Del. on Oct. 31, 2012.
He was born Sept, 28, 1927 in Tarrytown, N.Y., son of the late Harold G. and Lucy Neubrand.
Bill served in the Army Air Corp. directly from high school, stationed in Hawaii and swam on the Air Corp. Swim team. He graduated Manhattan Technical Institute in 1949. Bill worked as a graphic designer for Homelite, Geringer and Sons Lighting and retiring from Loral Electronics, Yonkers, N.Y. in 1989, where he worked on military projects such as The Stealth Bomber.
He married the love of his life, Maryse, on April 19, 1952. They resided in Yorktown Heights and then Peekskill, N.Y. where he was a Boy Scout and Sea Explorer Leader to his children. After retirement they built their dream home in Ocean Pines.
Boating was Bill’s favorite pastime. He co-founded Peekskill Power Squadron in 1952 serving as Commandore and was a member and Commodore of Garrison Yacht Club in Garrison, N.Y. While in Ocean Pines, he helped form the Ocean Pines Boat Club in which he was a charter member and Commodore. While in Maryland, he joined the Ocean City Power Squadron and became the Vessel Examiner Inspector accomplishing over 500 vessel safety checks. He was a member of the United States Power Squadron for over 54 years. Bill was also a Volunteer Fire Police in the Ocean Pines Fire Department and retired as a life member. He also served on the Ocean Pines Marine Activities Association Commission.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Maryse (Murphy) Neubrand; two sons, Frederick William Jr. and wife Cheryl of Pasadena, Md. and James Harold of Lake Carmel, N.Y.; two daughters, Nancy Maryse Neubrand of Peru, N.Y. and Suzanne Sheryl McPhilomy of Danbury, Conn.; two sisters, Linda Lawliss of Palm City, Fla. and Pricilla Iorio of White Haven, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Alison, Frederick William III, Lori, James Jr., Jason, Colin Pope and Sheryl McPhilomy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Harold Neubrand, Jr., and one sister Norma Herguth.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. with a Power Squadron Service that followed. Friends were permitted to call at the funeral home beginning at 2 p.m. Interment in the family plot is planned in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y. at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmington, Del. 19806-328 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, PO Box 625, Georgetown, Del. 19947.
Please visit Mr. Neubrand’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com