James ‘Jim’ W. East
BERLIN — James “Jim” W. East passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 16, 1942 in Washington DC, he was the son of the late Donald East and Margaret Flood East Vrazsity. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis East, in 2012.
He leaves behind his significant other, Bonnie McAllister; his children, Theresa (Phillip) Marlowe, Kathleen East, Denise East, James “Jay” East, Daniel Kerstetter and James (Nicole) Blanc; and his grandchildren, Lou Davis, Bryant (Taylor Jones) East, Michael John Shockley, Dylan Shockley, Chelsea Willey and Tyler Blanc. Also surviving are his sister, Mary (Allen) Gingell; niece, Cara Gingell; nephew, Joe Gingell, and numerous nieces and nephews; and children and grandchildren of his heart. He was also awaiting the arrival of the next generation due in July, James Camden East.
Jim served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1966. He later worked for Eastman Kodak in New York for 20 years. After moving to the Ocean City area, Jim worked as a maintenance/construction supervisor and most recently for Habitat for Humanity in Salisbury. He was a member of the Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post #123 and the Berlin-Ocean City Loyal Order of the Moose, where he served as Sargent-at-Arms, Administrator, and Governor. He was a member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department and the Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department. He attended Faith Community Church in Salisbury.
He was an avid sportsman, loved to fish, play softball, golf, and fish some more. At the Junior Olympics, Jim won the gold medal for Gymnastics, the Y Boy medal for the rings and a bronze medal for the trampoline.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804 or www.coastalhospice.org. Condolences may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
BERLIN — Alex Berkovich died June 13, 2014 at AGH in Berlin.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1929 in Monessen, Pa.
Alex was a master plumber, longtime shop owner and beloved member of St. John Neumann Church. Along with being one of the founding members of The Atlantic Club, Alex was survived by his son, Gabriel and wife Terre; his son, Jerome Berkovich, and his daughter Marlene and husband Mokoto Suzuki; his daughter, Darlene Brown and husband Steven; daughter, Charlene McPherson; sisters, Mary Desenberg, Helen McGovern, Jean D’Errico; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Atlantic Club and condolences may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com