Dawson Reeves Twining
FENWICK ISLAND — Dawson Reeves Twining, 27, of Bishopville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3.
Born March 7, 1988, he was the youngest son of David and Janet Twining, owners of Nantuckets Restaurant on Route 1 and the Lobster Shanty on Route 54.
Twining was a 2006 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School where he played varsity football and varsity golf. After high school, he attended Towson University.
Dawson’s enthusiasm for life, wonderful smile, infectious personality and charismatic way were well known to all who came in contact with him and will never be forgotten. He was always known to light up any room he entered.
Whether it was working at his parents’ restaurants, attending a social function or playing on the golf course, he was always upbeat and had an unmistakable zeal for life.
Known simply as “Daws” to his close friends and family, he was an affable young man who was fortunate to have a large number of great friends in his life. He was a charming individual who touched the lives of many during his short time. He was the original “kid” on Comcast’s Kidzone program and was the original “Monkey Man.”
A message on the Lobster Shanty’s marquee this week read, “Fly On Dawson, You Will Always Be A Part Of The Magic. We Love You.”
Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother, Delaney and his wife, Laura; his two dogs, Zelda and Stella; a large and extended family; and many cherished friends.
While shocked and distraught over Dawson’s passing, the family wishes to thank all those in the community who have reached out with heartfelt messages over the last week. They have been much appreciated.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Bethany chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. 19970, where friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Interment will be private. After the services, there will be a celebration of his life at Twining’s Lobster Shanty on Route 54.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, c/o Wayne Littleton, 13 66th Street, Ocean City, Md. 21842 or online at www.believeintomorrow.org/giving/
Valencia Mae Sunday Hoover
BERLIN — Valencia Mae Sunday “Sunny” Hoover, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 88.
Born Jan. 14, 1927 in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George M. and Edna Mae Lauer Sunday.
She was a graduate of York High in 1944 and went on to graduate from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in 1948 (now known as the University of Mary Washington).
Sunny worked for the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ships as a Specifications Coordinator. After raising her children she became a teacher in Montgomery County, Md., public schools for 11 years. Sunny and her husband Frank bought a summer home in Ocean City in 1965; in 1981 they retired to that home from the Washington, D.C. area. They have enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets in the world ever since.
For more than 25 years, she was an active member of the Ocean City Woman’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, AARP and Martha Circle of Atlantic United Methodist Church. Sunny and her husband planned and escorted tours for the local AARP Chapter to Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and Mexico as well as many bus tours in the U.S.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Frank Landis Hoover of Ocean City; her sister, Mary Ann Downs of York, Pa.; her son, Frank G. Hoover of Concord, N.C.; her daughter, Laurie Marie Brucki and her husband Richard of Roanoke, Va.; and her three adored grandchildren, Taylor Matthew Brucki and wife Kelsey of Alexandria, Va., Kristen Leigh Hutton and husband Joshua of Roanoke, Va. and Dylan James Brucki of Roanoke, Va.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St., Ocean City, Md. 21842. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St, Ocean City, Md. 21842.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Jeffery Lee McDonough
BERLIN — Jeffery Lee McDonough, 61, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Beckley, W.Va.
Born in St. Mary’s, Pa., he was the son of the late Jack Thomas McDonough and Mabel Arlene Norton McDonough. He is survived by his wife, Diana Lynn Rodgers McDonough, and children, Adam Fred McDonough and his wife Andrea of Seoul, South Korea, Amanda Peyton Wroten and her husband Steven of Laurel Del., and Cameron Wade McDonough and his wife Heather of Whaleyville, Md. There are 10 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Thomas McDonough and his wife Brenda of Raleigh, N.C., Jack McDonough and his beloved companion Karen Merritt of Virginia Beach, Va., Patrick McDonough of Brandywine, Md. and sisters Mitzi Revels and her husband Ray of Ocean View, Del., Anne Stover of Beckley, W.Va., Darla Butler and her husband Eugene of Conway, S.C., and Julie Rotter of Columbia, Md. A brother-in-law, Michael Stover, recently preceded him in death. There are numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. McDonough was a teacher, educator and retired from the Eastern Shore Correctional Facility in Westover. He was a member of the Central Worship Center in Laurel, Del. and was a founding member of the Ocean City Worship Center. He was a longtime coach and umpire of the Berlin Little League, Ways and Means Chairman of the Woman to Woman Global non-profit organization and was a Mission Director for mission work in Jamaica and the Ukraine. He was an avid Redskins and Orioles fan and a proud Stephen Decatur High School Athletic Booster. His biggest joy was his grandchildren — all 10 of them.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Worship Center in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Dukes will officiate. A donation in his memory may be made to Berlin Little League, P.O. Box 514, Berlin, Md. 21811 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Edward Stanley Ricklin
OCEAN PINES — Edward Stanley Ricklin, age 72, died Sunday, May 3 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Daniel and Gertrude Ricklin. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Ricklin, and his kitty, Jesse. He was blessed to have a wide diversity of friends and relatives who he loved very much.
Mr. Ricklin was a graduate of University of Baltimore. He spent most of his professional career as a Chief Financial Officer for a number of financial service institutions. After retirement, he discovered a new passion in golf. He was employed at Rum Pointe Golf. When not working, Ed could be found on the golf course.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rabbi Peter Hyman officiated. A donation in his memory may be made to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Hemdon Ave, Annapolis, Md. 21403 or to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, Utah, 84741. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Olivia Hillis Wimbrow
SNOW HILL — Olivia Hillis Wimbrow, age 98, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2015 at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill.
Born in Onancock, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank N. Hillis and Laura Parker Hillis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence E. Wimbrow Jr., in 2007. She is survived by children, David Wimbrow and Cindy of Berlin, Dr. Thomas Wimbrow and Carol of New Zealand, Lawrence Wimbrow III and Sally of Rudoso, New Mexico, Steve Wimbrow and Betsy of Catonsville, Kevin Wimbrow of Tuscon, Ariz., Susan Shackter of Sweden, Pam Harrington and Ray of Binghamton, N.Y., and Cathy Cardall of Baltimore. She leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Hillis, Robert Hillis and Richard Hillis; her son, Robert Rowe; and her daughter, Carol Fedder.
Mrs. Wimbrow was a homemaker and author. She proudly published two books, “The Presence of Rachel Shaw” and “My Beloved Bohemian.” Mrs. Wimbrow was a past vestry member of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. She also founded the Opportunity Shop for Atlantic Methodist Church.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. Rev. Dr. Mark Cyr officiated. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Red Door Community Center or the St. Paul’s by-The-Sea Building Fund c/o St. Paul’s by-The-Sea Episcopal Church, 302 N. Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at Burbage@BurbageFuneralHome.com.