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Lois D. Roland
BERLIN — Lois D. Roland, 92, of Berlin, passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 22, 2013.

Lois was an avid gardener and painter. She had a love for all animals. She enjoyed boating and spending time with her family.

She was survived by her daughter, Barbara Martin, and sons, Judge Theodore Eschenburg and wife, Sallye, Richard Eschenburg, Dr John Eschenburg and wife Susan. She was the devoted grandmother of Kim Crawford, Elise Crawford, Theodore Eschenburg Jr., Tiffany Eschenburg, Kristina Eschenburg, Chris Eschenburg, and Jennifer Eschenburg. Her care giver and friend, Barbara Lee, also survives her. She was the proud great grandmother of nine.

Pursuant to Mrs. Roland’s wishes, a private service is being held.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that those wishing to, make a donation to Worcester County Humane Society.

Ernest Orlando Brittingham

BERLIN – Ernest O. Brittingham, 94, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Born in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of the late George Brittingham and Dolly Esham Brittingham.

Mr. Brittingham was a graduate of Buckingham High school and a graduate of Goldie Beacom Business College and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He used his degree in accounting for several companies including Worcester Fertilizer Company, before owning and operating a restaurant in West Ocean City. He was also an Allstate agent and retired as a rural mail carrier from the U. S. Post office in Berlin after 30 years of service.  He was one of the longest living members of Stevenson United Methodist Church where he was an adult Sunday School teacher for many years. He enjoyed fishing, stock cars, antique refinishing, Eastern Shore Biscuits and being a Florida Snow Bird — and where he is going GOD has laid out the Oysters on a half shell.

Survivors include his son, Ernest O. “Chip” Brittingham Jr.; his daughter, Amy B. “Polly” Caton and her husband, Ernest W. “Bill” Caton Jr. of Salisbury; his grandchildren, Michael and his wife Kory Brittingham, Michelle, Teri and Matthew Brittingham and Daniel and Melissa Caton; and a step grandson, Ryan Malvey.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Amy C. Brittingham, and his sister, Dorothy Tyndall.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Brittingham’s name to Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, 214 N. Main Street, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com

Michael M. Durkin
OCEAN CITY — Michael Matthew Durkin, age 68, died on April 29, 2013 at his home.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Rose Frazier Durkin and the late William P. Durkin, Sr. He is survived by his brother William P. Durkin, Jr.; a sister, Sister Carol Durkin, DC; and numerous cousins.

Mr. Durkin had worked as an office clerk for the Social Security Administration. He was an avid fan of the Orioles and the Ravens.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at the Garden of Faith Cemetery, 5598 Trumps Mill Rd. Baltimore, Md. Rev. Lou Martin will officiate. A donation in his memory may be made to Daughters of Charity, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Md. 21727.

Letters of condolence may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com

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