We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Lillian Catherine Helewicz

BERLIN – Lillian Catherine Helewicz, age 83, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Orr and Catherine E. Johnson Orr. Helewicz was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley J. Helewicz.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph S. Helewicz and his wife Linda, Ronald M. Helewicz and his wife Nancy and Stanley Helewicz and his wife Terri; one daughter, Katherine E. McEntee and her husband Stewart; one sister, May Schaefer; seven grandchildren, Danette, Melissa, Jolene, Eric, Jason, Gary and Leslie; seven great grandchildren, Aislinn, Aidan, William, Blake, Lindsey, Bennett, and Serena; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines where friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be at the Garden of Faith Cemetery, 5598 Trumps Mill Rd., Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association Memorials and Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Richard Charles Reeser

BERLIN – Richard Charles Reeser, age 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at Atlantic General Hospital.

Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of Charles and Gertrude Yale Reeser.

Reeser was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Ocean City, where he was a Lector and former vestryman. He was a member of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club Heritage Society, Phi Delta Theta, and University of Maryland Alumni Association.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Judith P. Reeser; a daughter, Cara Reeser of Denver, Colo.; two step sons, Grant Lansdell and his wife Tamara of Fishers, Ind. and Bret Lansdell and his wife Denise of Warsaw, Poland; a brother, Douglas Reeser and his wife Diane of Middletown, Pa.; a sister, Dell Fascione and her husband Dan of Gladwyne, Pa.; and four step grandchildren, Alex VanKirk, Sara Lansdell, Julie Lansdell and Athena Lansdell. Reeser was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Reeser.

A funeral service was held on Monday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 100th St. and Coastal Hwy. in Ocean City. The Rev. Glenn Duffy officiated. Interment was in St. Paul’s Churchyard in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 10001 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. 

Dorothy Louise Bonnaville

BERLIN – Dorothy Louise Bonnaville, age 79, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Ashville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Daniel B. and Claudia Green.

She was the beloved wife of the late George T. Bonnaville, Jr.

She moved to the Eastern Shore in 1934. She worked at Moore’s Business Forms Printing Company as a sales assistant where she retired after 40 years. She also was a member of Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill.

She is survived by two sons, George T. Bonnaville, III and his wife Sharon and Ronald W. Bonnaville and his wife Marty; four grandchildren, George T. Bonnaville, IV, Michael Bonnaville, Darrell Bonnaville, all of Snow Hill and Rhonda Lands of Stoutsville, Ohio; two step grandchildren Sheryl Bennett of Eden, MD and Chuck Quillen of Snow Hill; and several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Also surviving is long time friend and close companion, Ed Scott. She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Carl J. Green, John B. Green, Arthur J. Green, George W. Green, Charles W. Green, Sr., Clyde Davis, J.C. Davis, and Bishop Davis, and three sisters, Ruth Keller, Florence Punch and Ann Davis.

A graveside service was held at Bates Cemetery in Snow Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill.

Jim Halligan

BERLN – R. James Halligan, 68, formerly of Ocean Pines, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 in Melbourne, Fla.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Ephrata, Pa. to Ralph and Naomi Halligan. He is survived by his wife, Ruby E. Halligan of Melbourne, Fla.

They resided in Ocean Pines before retiring to Melbourne, Fla. He is also survived by two children, daughter, Kimberly Hybki and her husband Jerry D. of Berlin and son, James Halligan of Falls Church, Va.; his beloved granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Hybki; two sisters, Norma Halligan and Susan Martois of Ephrata, Pa.; two brothers, Jerry D. Halligan of Akron, Pa. and John Halligan of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. His sister, Barbara Law, predeceased him in death.

Halligan served four years in the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was in management with CVS and Revco Drug stores in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Everyone knew him as the great guy with that dry sense of humor. He was well liked by everyone he met and had a way of making you remember him for all the good things he did. He loved the ocean and spending time with his granddaughter and many friends and relatives.

A funeral serviced will be held at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin on Monday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, at 1:30 p.m. in Hurlock, Md. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 212 West Main St., Suite 204B, Salisbury, Md. 21810.

Roland Chamber Worrell Jr.

BERLIN – Roland Chamber Worrell Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Worrell; loving son of Florine Worrell and the late Roland Chamber Worrell Sr. and son-in-law of Joe and Darlene Unger; adored brother of Joy Worrell; loving nephew of Aunt Lillie and Uncle Ron Byrd, Aunt Judy Cassell, Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Charlie, Aunt Lucy and Uncle Charlie Shores and Aunt Cookie; loving brother-in-law of Cathy and Brian Crumbie; devoted uncle of Jessica Crumbie, Brian Crumbie Jr. and Joshua, Jason and Jordan Byrd. He is also survived by cousins, Donny and Michele Byrd, Kenny and Julie Byrd, Roger and Linda Byrd, Nikki and Tim Booth, Dr. Byron and Janice Byrd, William Cassell and Kathy Harvey and Tom and Frances Taylor.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.Information and services are provided by Burbage Funeral Home.

Ella Mae Cater

SELBYVILLE – Ella Mae Cater, 85, of Selbyville died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Elijah Pitts and Helen Smith Pitts. A first husband, Telphia Lee Monk, and a second husband, Louis Cater, preceded her in death.

She was a member of Curtis United Methodist Church in Bishopville. Prior to retirement, she was employed at H&H Poultry Co., now Mountaire Farms Inc., in Selbyville.

She will be lovingly missed by a son, Danny Lee (Cathy) Monk of Laurel; a daughter, Irene (George E.) Fisher of Selbyville; a brother, Frankie Pitts of Georgetown; a sister, Ida Whaley of Millsboro; two granddaughters she raised, Cassie Waters of Millsboro and Marilyn White of Dagsboro; five other grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Curtis United Methodist Church on Campbelltown Road in Bishopville. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Lester Justice is the officiating pastor. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

A ministry of comfort and dignity is being provided by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home in Salisbury. Visit www.lewisnwatsonfuneralhome.com to offer condolences.