Brian Daniel Sterner
OCEAN CITY — Brian Daniel Sterner, age 38, of Ocean City, died Sept. 11, 2013.
He is survived by his parents, Terry and Jean Marie Sterner of Ocean City; a sister, Andrea Elizabeth Sterner (Sailor Holobaugh) of Baltimore; two brothers, David Christopher Sterner (Elizabeth) of Baltimore and Christopher Ray Daniel Sterner of Ocean City; a niece, Nico Bella Sterner; a nephew, Waylon Cyrus Sterner of Baltimore; his dear maternal grandmother, Mary Rosso of Bowie, Md.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandparents, Rev. C.W. and Elizabeth Sterner and Daniel Anthony Rosso, preceded him in death.
He attended Frostburg University and graduated from Salisbury University with a BA in political science and philosophy. He also graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. with an MA in Philosophy. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where he served as a graduate assistant with the philosophy department while working towards a PhD. He was employed as the director of the Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center in Tampa and also worked for Ride-Away vehicles as a sales representative of handicapped accessible vans.
A gathering of friends and family was held Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City to celebrate Brian’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the local contact for that organization is NAMI, P.O. Box 2233, Salisbury, Md. 21802, or through the national organization at www.nami.org. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
EASTON — Corey James Tipton, 31, of Easton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
Corey was born in Baltimore on July 4, 1982. He attended St. Agnes School in Catonsville, Md., graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, attended Wor-Wic Community College and was currently attending Chesapeake College majoring in computer science to advance his career as a computer technician.
Corey had an immense appreciation of books, movies, the arts and music. His profound joy of learning never ended. His love of sports included football, lacrosse and baseball. He was an intellect, a spiritual person in touch with the Earth around him. His heart and love for others knew no bounds. He is survived by his beloved son, Skylar Tipton, and loving fiancee, Kim Hoffman, as well as his mother and father, Karen and James Tipton, brother, Chris Tipton, and sister, Anna Meyer and her husband, Jeremy Meyer. He is also survived by his nephews, Hunter Tipton, Camden Lewis and Blake Meyer, and nieces, Paige Tipton, Madison Lewis and Autumn Meyer. In addition, Corey is survived by his grandfather, Harold A. Tipton Sr., and numerous family and friends, as well as his loyal dog, Sammy. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Christine Donlan and Mabel Tipton, and his uncle and mentor, George Germershausen. A memorial celebration will be held Monday, Sept. 30, at Wye Island NRMA State Park, 632 Wye Island Rd., Queenstown, Md. 21658. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. and continue throughout the night. Family and friends are welcome to arrive anytime. There are a limited number of single beds for your children if needed. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations for a college fund for Corey’s son Skylar be sent to any Suntrust Bank in the name of Skylar Night Tipton or sent to 11464 Maid at Arms Lane, Berlin, Md. 21811.