Elizabeth Monell Solter
BERLIN — Local horsewoman Elizabeth Monell Solter, owner of Amberley Farm, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2014 at the age of 47.
Born in Fredericksburg, Va., Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Beverly Brooks Solter and John Ritchie Solter.
She is survived by her husband, Aaron Brent McMullen; sons, Rodney Allen Bross, Jr. and Michael Eden McMullen of Berlin; a sister, Kristin Edmunds; two brothers, Tom and John Solter; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Elizabeth Solter will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3738 Butler Rd., Reisterstown, Md.
A reception will be held immediately after the service at Amberley Farm, 3220 Benson Mill Rd, Upperco, Md. 21155.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elizabeth M. Solter Revocable Trust, for her boys, at 101 E. Chesapeake Ave., 5th Floor, Towson, Md. 21286.
Mary Ann Simpson
BERLIN — A celebration of the life of Mary Ann Simpson will be held on Oct. 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ocean City Marlin at 9659 Golf Course Road in West Ocean City.
Simpson, born on May 12, 1929, passed away on July 5, 2014.
Val Jean Slowinski
BERLIN — Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Aug. 27 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78.
The former Val Jean Sytko was born in Newark, N.J. and raised in Irvington, N.J. where she graduated in 1953 from Irvington High School.
In 1957, she graduated from Kean University, formerly Newark State Teachers College, and later earned a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology at what is now Loyola University Maryland.
From 1973 to 1976, she was an adjunct professor in speech and public speaking at what is now the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. In 1976, she joined the faculty of Towson University, where she taught communications until retiring in 1996.
Mrs. Slowinski was a founding board member and served as vice chairman in addition to other roles with the Cockpit in Court Theater for more than two decades. The theater is on the campus of Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.
A longtime resident of Towson’s Campus Hills neighborhood, Mrs. Slowinski was a communicant for 51 years of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, where she was a cantor, lector, Eucharistic minister, parish council member and choir singer.
She was also active with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, where she served on the school board committee and mentored in the Transformational Leadership Program.
Mrs. Slowinski was a Lady Commander of the Star of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
When here children were growing up in Campus Hills, she was an active PTA member.
For the last 30 years, Mrs. Slowinski enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, where she was a parishioner, cantor and lector at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church. She also was a member of the church’s Loving Hands, where she knitted items for premature babies and cancer patients.
She was a member of the Dunes Club in Ocean City.
A theater-goer, Mrs. Slowinski regularly attended performances at Center Stage and on Broadway.
In 1957, she married Donald J. Slowinski, her high school sweetheart, who was president of the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex until retiring in 1996.
In addition to being an accomplished pianist, Mrs. Slowinski enjoyed reading and was a nature lover. She and her husband were also inveterate world travelers.
Services were held.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Slowinski is survived by three sons, Donald J. Slowinski of Norcross, Ga., James B. Slowinski of Greenville, N.C. and Christopher G. Slowinski of Vero Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Donna Jean Pamfilis of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mary E. Dorsey of Richmond, Va. and Patricia A. Curran of Hanover, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren.
John Adam Nehmsmann
OCEAN PINES — John Adam Nehmsmann, Sr., 90, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1924 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Vogel) Nehmsmann and John W. Nehmsmann. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret E. (Bette) Nehmsmann of 67 years. In addition to Margaret, John is also survived by three sons, Jack A. Jr. and his late wife, Ellen Nehmsmann (nee Fotia) and loving partner Bonnie, Robert Jeffrey and his wife Susan Nehmsmann, and Jay William and his wife Chris Nehmsmann; and loving grandfather to Christine Benham and her husband Michael. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Tatro, and Dorothy Beierlein.
John worked for Western Electric Company for 40 years after returning from England serving as a sergeant in the US Army during WWII. After retiring from Western Electric, John enjoyed volunteering for his church, starting with the Knights of Columbus, the Sunshine Boys and ushering at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Baltimore.
After moving to Ocean Pines, he continued his volunteering with Knights of Columbus, ushering, maintenance committee and many other needs of Saint John Neumann Church. John was happiest when his family was gathered, but enjoyed dancing, playing cards especially Pitch and Pinochle, Lionel model trains, coin collecting and socializing with his friends.
Local services were held, but a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at 11 a.m.. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. John Neumann Church or Knight of Columbus Council 9053 in Ocean City. Online Condolences may be shared with the family atwww.burbagefuneralhome.com
Evelyn Savannah Jarvis Krainatz
OCEAN CITY — Mrs. Evelyn Savannah Jarvis Krainatz, 85, of 212 Wicomico Street, Ocean City, passed Sept. 20, 2014.
Born Feb. 4, 1929, she was one of the three ladies born in Ocean City that still resided in Ocean City. She was a homemaker for many years.
Interment was held on Thursday, September 24, 2014 at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com
OCEAN CITY — Mrs. Jane Mulholland, 85, of Ocean City, passed away on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at her home.
Born Jan. 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Myrtle (Parks) Luci and Saverio Luci. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Mr. Lawrence (Joe) Mulholland; daughter, Kelly Hatzipanagiotis; and grandson, Joseph Hatzipanagiotis. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Sharp.
She was a longtime member of the Sons of Italy, Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Ocean City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21842 at 11:30 AM on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Father William J. Porter will officiate.
Inurnment will follow at Gates of Heaven Columbarium in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online Condolences may be shared with the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Shirley Elain Bunting
OCEAN CITY — Shirley Elain Bunting, age 91, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Dummerston, VT., she was the daughter of the late Hazel Newton Morin and Tommy Owl.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, John “Captain Jack” Bunting, Sr. in 2002. Surviving are her children: Shirley Moran and her husband Danny of Ocean City, Hazel Freeman and her husband Ken of Bishopville, John Bunting, Jr. and his wife Karen of Ocean City, Victor Bunting and his wife Barbara of Whaleyville, and William Bunting and his wife Pam of Powellville.
She was an adored grandmother to 11 grandchildren, Dr. Matthew Moran and his wife Dr. Jennifer Penner, Marilyn Heath and her husband Ryan, Jill Freeman and her fiancé Travis Martin, John Bunting, III, and his wife Melissa, Laura Bunting and her fiancé Andy Hales, Victor Bunting, Jr., Lesley Bunting Gurgo and her husband Dale, April Hagmeyer and her husband Justin, Dr. Jason Bunting and his wife Marissa, Savanna Tandski, and Ashley Streebig and her husband Danny, and six great-grandchildren, Evyn Heath, Jack and Peyton Hagmeyer, Sloan and Beckett Bunting and Colt Streebig.
She leaves several nieces and nephews and a cousin, Bobby Morin. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Willie, Bernie and Kenny Morin.
Mrs. Bunting and her husband were owner/operators of Capt. Jack’s Restaurant on 1st St. and the Bay in Ocean City. For the years she and her husband had the restaurant, it was a favorite for the “coffee drinkers,” a group of local men who met every morning to “solve the local and world problems.” The group was presided over by Captain Jack who sat at the head of the long table.
During her life with Captain Jack, Shirley enjoyed traveling, especially to New England, Florida and Arkansas, playing golf, and going to horse races along the east coast with the late Harry and Connie Kelley. She loved nature, especially birds and deer. She was very proud of her Native American heritage.
A visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 P.M. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. A service will be held at a later date and will be private for the family. She will be buried along with Captain Jack next to her mother in her beloved Vermont.
A donation in her memory may be made to Worcester County Humane Society P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md, 21811 or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018.
Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com