We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Jon Eric Bohager

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jon Eric Bohager, 30, passed away on Aug. 21, 2007 at his home in Raleigh, N.C.

He was predeceased by his father, William Bohager. He is survived by his loving wife, Dawnya Zitzman Bohager of Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Constance Bohager of Berlin; and six brothers and their spouses and children, Jason Bohager, Thomas and Diane Lillard (Sara), William and Gina VanCamp (Dylan), Robert and Fiona Thompson, Michael and Kim Jarrard (Jason and Hailey) and James and Amy Jarrard (Kaiya, Evan and Aldyn), all of the Baltimore area.

He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Katherine and Arthur Caron of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Heidi Poole and husband Donald of Charlotte, N.C.; father-in-law, Lewis Zitzman of Marriottsville, Md.; and aunt and uncle, Carol and Tommy Taylorson of Baltimore.

He was raised in Ocean City where he completed his schooling and became part of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. He and his wife lived in Malden, Mass. before moving to Raleigh earlier this year where they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Charles “Sam” Holloway

BERLIN – Charles "Sam" Holloway, age 71, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Roxana, Del., he was the son of the late Charles Arthur and Bertha Daisey Holloway.

He graduated from Ocean City High School in 1955 and went on to work for the United States Department of Agriculture. He retired after 32 years as a poultry inspector. He had been a member of the Berlin Lions Club, Ocean City Marlin Club, Sinepuxent Rod and Gun Club and had been a Boy Scout Leader for Troop #161 in Berlin. Before he became ill, he enjoyed hunting, boating and fishing with friends and family.

He is survived by a son, John Charles Holloway his wife Kim and their children Brooks and Brennan; two daughters, Amy Holloway Gallagher, her husband John and their children Jake and Ryan, and Alison Holloway Adkins, her husband Hal and their children, Tyler, Tanner, Bryton and Hannah; and his ex-wife Kenille Davies. Holloway was predeceased by twin granddaughters, Hayley Claire and Kelsey Ann Adkins.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.delmarvaobits.com.

Dr. Herman A. Robbins

BERLIN – Dr. Herman A. Robbins, age 96, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eron J. Robbins and Anna May Chanin Robbins. He is survived by his son, Dr. Geoffrey H. Robbins and his wife Michelle of Ocean City; his daughter Carol Ann Robbins of Denver, Colo.; his grandchildren, Jacqueline Robbins and Geoffrey Robbins, Jr.; and step-grandchildren, Megan McBride and Andrew McBride.

Robbins had practiced medicine as a physician for over 20 years in the Berlin, Snow Hill and Ocean City areas. He was a founding member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Family Practice and had served as vice president. He was a WWII Army veteran where he served in the Army Medical Corps. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lions Club.

A funeral service was held at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock. Donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Ray Paul McLaughlin, Jr.

BERLIN – Ray Paul McLaughlin, Jr., age 90, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at the Harrison Senior Living of Snow Hill.

Born in Elyria, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ray Paul McLaughlin, Sr. and Lucille McNulty McLaughlin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Cherry McLaughlin, in 2005. He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Ann McLaughlin Davis of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Thomas McLaughlin of Ocean City, Jeffrey Paul McLaughlin and his wife Cindy of Colorado Springs, Colo, and Dean Gregory McLaughlin of Fairfax, Va.; and four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ryan McLaughlin, Rachel McLaughlin and Christine McLaughlin.

McLaughlin was a retired Air Force veteran from 1939-1962. At retirement, he held the rank of Lt. Colonel. He had worked in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1962-1973. He was a member of the Royal Order of the Caterpillar. He was instrumental in the initial application of computers in the defense of the United States. He survived three airplane crashes during his career, once escaping the Nazi’s by walking through Yugoslavia.

He was a member of the Sinepuxent American Legion Post #166 in Ocean City where he was active in their Christmas Food Drive, Ocean City VFW Post 8296, Ocean City Lions Club, and through Lions Initiations was a Melvin Jones Fellow, Dunes Club, Ocean City Marlin Club and also Ocean City Citizen of the Year in 1989. He was a founding member of the Ocean City Paramedic Foundation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church on 17th St. And Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City. Rev. John P. Klevence will be the celebrant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Ocean City Paramedics Foundation, PO Box 3099, Ocean City, Md. 21843. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family c/o Tom McLaughlin, PO Box 4478, Ocean City, Md. 21843

Margarete Frieda Rippel

BERLIN – Margarete Frieda Rippel, age 78, died Monday, Sept, 10, 2007 at the Berlin Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Heilbronn, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Gustav Ulmer and Frieda Ruckwied Ulmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rippel, in 1975. She is survived by her two step-sons, Daniel and Stanley Rippel; brothers, Werner Ulmer of Germany and Gustav Ulmer of Canada; numerous nieces and nephews, Robert Ulmer, Richard Ulmer, Susan and David Witte (nee Ulmer), Michael and Shelley (nee) Bandoni Ulmer; great nieces and nephews, Meaghan, Zachary, Ryan, Nylan, Jessica, Tyler and Kaitlyn Ulmer. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Willi Ulmer and Walter Ulmer.

Her interests in life included her work at the Castle in the Sand Hotel, specifically her relationship with Adam Showell and the Showell family. She had been a front desk manager at the Castle in the Sand where she was employed from 1971 until her retirement. She had also worked for the Taylor family "McDonalds" in their accounting department. Both she and her husband received a key to Ocean City in the 1976 from Mayor Harry Kelley for their work and dedication to the city. She was passionate about her family and her dogs, Kahn, Bingo and Tasha. She was a wonderful loving and compassionate person who would open up her heart and her house to help a person in need. She had a love for life and didn’t give up until her final moments.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Dr. Harry Wolpert will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 209 C Milford St., Salisbury, Md. 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.delmarvaobits.com.

Ruth Charlotte Ramsay

BERLIN – Ruth "Skeet" Charlotte Ramsay, age 70, of Snow Hill, died Sept. 10, 2007 at her home among family members.

She was the daughter of Anchor and Eleanora Larson. She was raised and schooled in Snow Hill. She worked for the State of Maryland, Department of Taxation for 40 years.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard C. Ramsay, Sr.; four children, Debra R. Knight and her husband Norman, Richard C. Ramsay, Jr. and his wife Sheila, Timothy L. Ramsay and former wife Linda, Kenneth A. Ramsay and his wife Delena; six grandchildren, Haley, Breck, Shane, Zachary, Dylan and Miranda; a brother, Alfred "Sonny" Larson; and a sister, Barbara Timmons. There are several nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at Makemie Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Snow Hill. The family requests that attendance be in casual attire. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice , 2604 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisburty, Md. 21804.