We Remember Those Who Have Pasted

We Remember Those Who Have Pasted
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David Allan Kretschmar

BERLIN – David Allan Kretschmar of Ocean Pines, formerly of West Chester, Pa., died on Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Atlantic General Hospital.

Born on Aug. 11, 1940 in Springfield, Mass. he was the son of the late Herbert H. and Dorothy Coe Kretschmar.

Kretschmar is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail Dorman Kretschmar; his daughter and son in-law, Donna L. And Steven F. Trandahl of West Chester, Pa.; his son and daughter in-law, Paul D. And Mary C. Kretschmar of Downingtown, Pa; grandchildren Alexander S. Trandahl, James P. Kretschmar, Benjamin M. Trandahl and Lauren M. Kretschmar; his sister Linda K. Christiansen of Mansfield, Mass; his aunt Gertrude Dragon and her husband Martin of Coventry, Conn.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Sandra Ruth Kretschmar, and his brother, Richard I. Kretschmar, of Springfield, Mass.

Kretschmar was a graduate of Technical High School in Springfield, Mass. in 1958 and from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1962. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1962. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and retired in 1986 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as a fire policeman and ambulance driver for the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department.

A memorial service was held

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811 or Taylorville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Berlin, Md. 21811; or the charity of your choice.

Doris Collins Hickman

BERLIN – Doris Collins Hickman, age 93, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at the Friendship House in Berlin.

Born in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Alvin Collins and Florence Ethel Johnson Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband Joshua P. Hickman. She is survived by her son, E. Collins Hickman, and grandson, Michael Collins Hickman, both of Berlin. There are two great grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Hickman of St. Simons Island, Ga. Also surviving are her two sisters, Rachael Lee Lynch of Roxanna, Del. and Mary Irma Truitt of Bishopville and several nieces and nephews.

Hickman had been a homemaker and was a member of Taylorville United Methodist Church.

Cremation followed her death. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Hattie Jane Purnell

She retired after 23 years from the Sahara Motel in Ocean City. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Berlin, where she served on the United Methodist Women and Altar Guild.

Her survivors include seven children, Larry Jacobs, and wife, Diane, of Virginia Beach, Va., Terry Jacobs and wife, Annette, of Dagsboro, Darlene Morris and husband, George, of Selbyville, Mary Jarmon and husband, John, Robert Jacobs and wife, Sarah, Anna and Rayvon Jacobs, all of Berlin; 20 grandchildren; a host of great- and great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; devoted friends Pauline Purnell and Pauline Shockley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held.

Floyd E. Moore

SHOWELL – Floyd E. Moore, 73, of Showell died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Ironshire to the late Clayton and Edna Webb Moore.

He had worked for Mumford Sheet Metal Works in Selbyville for more than 40 years. He was a past chief and life member of the Showell Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy V. Moore of Showell; a son, Tim Moore of Showell; two brothers, Clayton Moore of Snow Hill and Fred Moore of Berlin; a sister, Dorothy Hastings of Berlin; and two grandchildren, Bryon Moore and Christopher Moore.

Donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802 or Showell Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 16, Showell, Md. 21862.

Catherine P. Reider

SELBYVILLE – Catherine P. Reider, 70, of Selbyville died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Baltimore to the late Charles F. and Catherine Zeta Dabney Sr.

She had a residential cleaning service. She served for many years as chairwoman for the Dabney holiday party for patients at Eastern Shore Hospital Center at Cambridge.

She is survived by her husband, John L. Reider of Selbyville; daughters, Catherine A. Ward of Jarrettsville, Mary Louise McGrady of Selbyville, Susan L. Extein of Bell Camp, Md., and Michelle Darlene Lowe of Calora, Md.; a brother, Charles F. Dabney Jr. of Manchester, Md.; sisters, Mary Louise Moreau of Baltimore and Marlene C. Brawner of Parkville, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Donations may be made to Volunteer Services, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, PO Box 800, Cambridge, Md. 21613.