John H. Fields
BERLIN — Born Aug. 9, 1923, John H. Fields passed away on Nov. 26, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Ethel Fields and devoted father of Jo. A. Fields.
John Fields was a retired lieutenant in the Baltimore City Police Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be kindly accepted at the Worcester County Humane Society.
George F. Mause
OCEAN PINES — George F. Mause, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 surrounded by family after battling a recent stroke.
He was born May 18, 1928 in Queens, N.Y. to George Mause and Dorothy Perry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie J. Mause, and children, Richard Mause and wife Debora, Carol Fitzpatrick and husband Timothy and John Mause and wife Denise; daughter in law Donna Mause; five grandchildren, Brandon Mause and wife Kelly, Danielle Mause, Jonathan Mause and wife Angela, Jaime Mause and Jason Mause; three great grandchildren, Jacob, Brody and Jacob Mause and three siblings, Charlotte Stutzman, Georgene Kaufman and Cecile McBride.
George was preceded in death by his devoted and loving son, Daniel Mause, and brother, Brian Mause.
After 45 years in banking, George retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Midlantic National Bank, West Paterson, N.J. He graduated from Cheshire Academy, Connecticut, American Institute of Banking and Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University.
George was a loving husband to his wife, Marjorie, and a loving father, pop- pop, great grand-dad and brother to his family. George was a generous and loving man who was always willing to help someone else. He volunteered his time to the Ocean City Police Department as a reserve officer for eight years, just retiring this year. He was also an EMT and captain of the ambulance corps in Old Tappan, N.J. as well as a District Commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America for many years.
George belonged to the Community Church at Ocean Pines for 19 years, where he developed many good and caring friends. He was also the treasurer for 15 years. He will be sorely missed by all.
There will be a memorial service at Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, Md. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. 21811, in memory of George. For more information, please visit www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
Janet R. Collins
ANNAPOLIS — Janet R. Collins, 83, of Annapolis, died from complications due to renal failure on Dec. 2, 2012 at Atria Manresa, where she had been resident since July 4, 2012. Prior to that, she resided in Heritage Harbour.
Janet was born Oct. 18, 1929 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. to George and Agnes (Zeller) Petersen. Raised in Brooklyn and Flushing, N.Y., she later moved with her family to Belvidere, N.J., graduating from Belvidere High School in 1947. After working for a short time at the New York Life Insurance Company in New York City, she met and married Joseph F. Collins, Jr. of Mamaroneck, N.Y. Joseph and Janet began raising their family in Larchmont, N.Y., Darien, Conn., Guilderland, N.Y., Freehold, N.J. and eventually settling to Severna Park, Md. in 1975.
Janet was a devoted wife and mother, kept busy by raising five children and running a household. She loved to cook and engaging in fine crafts such as sewing, crocheting, macramé, cross stitch, and ceramics. Her family and friends considered it a prized gift to receive one of her artistic creations. In her later years, she relished excursions to play the slots and watch the Ravens latest contest.
She is survived by her children, George Collins of Hernando, Fla., Joseph Collins and his wife, Lorraine Hansen, of Dunkirk, Elisabeth Collins of Annapolis, Katherine Collins of Arnold, Stephen Collins and his wife Diane D’Aiutolo, of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy, and her husband, Richard Huber, of Augusta, Ga., and Karin, and her husband, David Schmoyer, of Franklinton, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1999. Years later, Janet remarried to Al Kalinowski of Croton on Hudson, N.Y.
Friends and family may visit Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Richie Hwy., Severna Park, Md. 21146. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Atria Manresa www.atriamanreas.com or St. Paul Lutheran Church www.stpaullutheranchurchannapolis.org Burial will be private.
For additional information or to leave condolences, visit www.barrancofuneralhome.com