John Kenneth Behrens
OCEAN PINES — John Kenneth Behrens, 81, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, he was the son of the late John Behrens and Gabrielle French Behrens.
“Ken” was a devoted owner and operator of Jean & Ken’s Garden Center in Salisbury for 54 years, reluctantly retiring in 2013. He lived and loved going to work every day and going home to his family in the evening.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Marie Zulli Behrens; three daughters, Debbie Radsick of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dale Marie Behrens and her husband, David Bradford of Ocean Pines and Denise Lynne Williams and her husband, Philip of Hebron; five grandchildren, Billy Lipphardt, Ashely Schmidt, Erica Galeone, Danielle Barlow and Andrea Bounds; six great grandchildren; and a pet cat, Baxter.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Tamara Tuttle.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior. Rev. Howard Travers will officiate.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Ocean Pines Fire Department, 911 Ocean Parkway, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
Edward Dale Cropper Sr.
THE VILLAGES, Fla — Edward Dale Cropper Sr., 59, of The Villages, Fla., passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
He was born on March 29, 1955, in Salisbury, raised in Bishopville and moved to The Villages from Ocean City in 2007.
Eddie graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1973. In his retirement to The Villages, he was an avid card player and enjoyed swimming and cruising on his monster golf cart.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ellen Adkins Cropper, and his son, Edward Dale Cropper Jr., Ft Lauderdale, Fla.; his parents, Roberta (Bunting) and Edward “Sykes” Cropper of Bishopville; sister and brother-in-law Sherry and K.C. Harrington; niece Blakelyn Harrington of Bishopville; and sister-in-law, Barbara Miller, The Villages, Fla. Eddie left behind a host of relatives, an ocean of friends and beloved pets Darla, Shelby, Buddha and Bella.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 2-5 p.m. at the Bishopville Fire House.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation.