OCEAN CITY — James Lysoby, 58, of Pennsburg, Pa. and Ocean City, died on Nov. 10, 2013 at his home in Ocean City.
He was the husband of Linda (Brinckman) Lysoby. They were married 38 years. He was a respiratory therapist at Fox Chase Cancer in Philadelphia and a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic parish in Ocean City. He enjoyed swimming, jogging, and spending time by the ocean.
Born in Pottstown, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Irene (Raquet) Lysoby. Surviving with his wife are a son, James and his wife Jaime of Harleysville; a daughter, Deanna, her husband Matthew and a grandson Ethan Cwalina of Prince Frederick, Md.; and a sister, Karen and her husband John Much of Perkasie, Pa.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Baltimore Avenue at Talbot St. in Ocean City on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Father Stanislao Esposito will officiate. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life memorial will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. Details will be forthcoming.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, 2604 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804 or to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in care of the parish office at 1705 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
Joseph L. Grimes
OCEAN CITY — On Nov. 1, 2013, Joseph L. Grimes passed away.
He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Dorothy A. Grimes (nee Westphal); devoted father of Gary Grimes and his wife, Doreen, Tim Grimes and his wife, Cheryl, and the late Michael Grimes.
He was the brother of Raymond Grimes, loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Grimes served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He then worked as a supervisor for C&P Telephone Co. for 38 years, retiring to Ocean City. He continued working for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate until 2011.
He maintained memberships with the Marine Corps League, the Elks Lodge #2645, American Legion Post #183 and frequented OC American Legion #166. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #222.
Plans are or a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in his memory.
E. Rodman Wolff
BERLIN — E. Rodman Wolff, formally of Easton, died at home on Nov. 8, 2013. He was 99. Born in Secretary, Md., May 21, 1914, he was the son of the late Otto and Elizabeth Ross Wolff. After graduating from Vienna High School in 1932, he drove a truck for Preston Trucking Company. In 1947, he moved to Easton where he became Parts Manager for Elliott Equipment Company, a position he held until retiring in May of 1979 with 32 years of service. He then worked part-time for the company in inventory control for the next 15 years. He was a many-years member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Easton, and current member of Berlin-Ocean City Lighthouse Church of God. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 177, Boy Scouts of America, for several years. His hobbies included fishing and bowling, and he was also a member of the Tidewater Stamp Club. Mr. Wolff is survived by a son, H. Rodman Wolff and his wife The Rev. Joan C. Wolff of Easton; a daughter, The Rev. Nancy W. Soulsman and her husband Bishop Ronald H. Soulsman of Ocean City; three grandchildren, Brad A. Soulsman (Pam) of Ocean City, Sara W. Lewis (Brian) of Delmar and Becky S. Lynch (Doug) of Delmar; and four great-grandchildren, Madison R. Soulsman, Morgan A. Soulsman, Brook L. Lynch and Adam D. Lynch. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ruth Marshall; four sisters, Angeline W. Simmons, Maurel W. Drennen, Marie W. Quaintance and Virginia W. Hibberd; and a brother, Erman Wilson Wolff. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church of God, 11742 Sinepuxent Rd., Berlin, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Church of God Building Fund, 11742 Sinepuxent Road, Berlin, Md. 21811, or to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, Md. 21601.