We Remember Those Who Have Passed

We Remember Those Who Have Passed
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Chester Wainwright

BERLIN- Chester E. Wainwright, age 89, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Berlin he was the son of the late George T. and Ada Mitchell Wainwright. Mr. Wainwright was preceded in death by his wife Anna Mae Wainwright in 2005.

Mr. Wainwright was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, he held the position of flight engineer and flew on B17’s during WWII. He also flew on C46’s and C47’s aircrafts. His missions included a flight over the Himalayan Mountains “the hump” to China. After his military service he worked as a farmer. Later he went on to own the Exxon Gas Station at Golf Course Rd. and Route 50. He was a member of the American Legion Post #123. Mr. Wainwright attended Bay Shore Community Church.

He is survived by a son, Graison L. Wainwright and his wife Bettie; one grandson Douglas (Scott) Wainwright and his wife Kandie; one granddaughter-in-law Jeanne Wainwright; two great grandsons, Douglas (Scott) Wainwright, Jr. and his wife Amanda and Brooks Wainwright.

Mr. Wainwright was preceded in death by a daughter Beverly Lee Wainwright; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson Troy A. Wainwright.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. The Rev. Alex Ayers will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60610 or Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

William Joseph Wills III

BERLIN- William (Bill) Joseph Wills III, of Berlin, MD, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 16, 2008.

A Celebration of Life service in his memory will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Hagerstown, Md. The location of the Celebration will be at the Beaver Creek Country Club from 2-5 pm. (For directions go to www.beavercreekcc.com.)

This is a time to remember Bill and the lives that he touched. If you have
a nice story or memory, please bring it with you to share with others.

John F. Utz, Sr.

BERLIN- John F. Utz, Sr; died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late John W. and Fanny Dierolf Utz. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Powers Utz in 1992.

Mr. Utz was a member of the Ocean Pines Kiwanis Club, owner of Ocean City Train Garden, he loved model trains. He was a World War II Army


Mr. Utz is survived by his son John F. Utz, Jr. and wife Gail of Ocean Pines; and one brother , Raymond Utz of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Herbert Lipsitz

Herbert Lipsitz, 90, died February 20 at Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of complications from Alzheimer’s.

He was born on September 16, 1917, in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in the West End, an enclave of immigrants of all nationalities.  Memories of this period in his life were always among his most treasured, and he often recalled the neighborhood and the people by name. 

He was a first-generation American who put himself through school selling newspapers on street corners in the city.  He had regular customers – lawyers, judges and businessmen.  Starting at the age of 12, he continued until he was 24, during which time he attended Boston University and obtained his law degree in 1940.  He was Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Law Review. Later, in 1947, he received a Masters degree in law from George Washington University.

He married his beloved wife, Pauline, in 1942, shortly before his induction into the Army. After basic training, he and one other soldier in his outfit at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, were selected to stay on in Washington, D.C., and stationed at the Pentagon. He spent the war years as a Master Sergeant tracking the movement of troop ships overseas. In 1945, he received top secret orders and accompanied the contingent that traveled with President Roosevelt to Yalta. After the war, he continued his government service as a lawyer with the National Labor Relations Board, eventually retiring after four decades of government service.

In 1946, Pauline lost her sight due to adverse effects from childhood diabetes. Undaunted by this development, they supported each other through life’s day-to-day challenges and went on to have two children.  Pauline and Herb were true partners through all their married years.

He gave her insulin every morning and read to her at night.  They prepared elaborate meals for family holiday gatherings and Sunday cookouts.  She would iron, he’d mend. On countless trips to the malls, he would wait patiently while she painstakingly examined shoes and clothes, makeup and perfume.

In 1984, while on vacation in Ocean City, he purchased a second home that was to become the family vacation spot. The two of them could be found on summer days walking the boardwalk arm-in-arm, frequenting their favorite stores and restaurants, and feeding the seagulls. They were devoted to each other for 63 years, until Pauline’s death in 2005 at the age of 86.

He was a loving father and grandfather. His family was his joy. His son, Marc, died in 2006.  He leaves a daughter, Robin Lichterman, of Silver Spring, Maryland; a granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

Jean E. Selway

DAGSBORO- Jean E. Selway, 81, formerly of North Wilmington, died Tuesday at home.

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Ethel McDonald Tomlinson. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald L. Selway; a son, John D. Selway and his companion, Nichole Schroeder of Ocean View, Del.; a daughter, Nancy K. Winnington and her husband, Herry of Dagsboro, Del.; former daughter-in-law, Christie Selway of Hawaii; and three brothers, John E. Tomlinson, Jr. of Wilmington, Del., William S. Tomlinson of Ocala, Fla., Thomas R. Tomlinson of Hattiesburg, Miss. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Katherine Jean Winnington, Jessica D. Selway, Jonathon J. Selway and Rebecca E. Winnington.

Selway and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City for over 20 years.

A funeral service was held on Monday, March 10, 2008. Interment was in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Donations may be made Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, Del. 19947.

Norwood Lowe

Norwood Lowe, 82, died at home on Monday, March 10, 2008. Mr. Lowe was born April 12, 1925 in Frankford, Delaware to the late Walter H. and Carrie Mitchell Lowe.

He was a life-long farmer in the Gumboro area and, until recently, still actively farmed over 200 acres. He loved family, especially the large gatherings at family dinners, annual 4th of July picnics at Holts Landing, Carey’s Camp Meetings, Chincoteague Pony Penning, “hog-killings,” and fishing, clamming, and crabbing outings on the Indian River.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lowe is predeceased by three sisters, Myrtle Mumford, Edna Powell, and Elva Lowe. Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Cordrey, four children, Carol and husband Darryl Hudson, Phillip Lowe and wife Rose, Sharon and husband Johnny Lecates, Lisa and husband Jeffrey Fisher; eight grandchildren, Teresa Mumford, Tara and husband Jeff Davis, Buddy Lowe, Derek Lowe and wife Frannie, Dawn and husband Norm Short, Ashley Fisher and friend Joey Touchton, Amber Fisher, and Michelle and husband Gabriel Gutierrez.  and eleven great-grandchildren, Myron, Storm, Paige, Taylor, Alyssa, Tiffany, Logan, Andrew, William, Dylan, and Courtney.. Also surviving are one aunt, Hilda Esham Hall, and friend Pat Peters. Norwood is also survived by a brother-in-law, Guy Baker, and a nephew that he considered as a second son, Marshall Mumford.  

Services will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street Millsboro, Delaware, where friends may call from Noon-2:00 p.m. Internment will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Delaware.

In Leiu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle Georgetown, Delaware 19947.

Arrangements By Watson Funeral Home 211 Washington St. Millsboro, Delaware 19966. Email Condolences may be sent to: [email protected]

Frank Scanlon

Francis Xavior Scanlon, Jr., "Frank" age 46, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born in Annapolis, he was the son of

the late Francis Xavior Scanlon, Sr. He is survived by his mother Wanda Walker Scanlon of Salisbury; a daughter Crystal Scanlon of Berlin; three brothers Larry Scanlon and his companion Lauren of Linthicum Heights, MD, Gary Scanlon and his wife Debbie of Lawrence, Kansas, Pat Scanlon and his wife Ann of Berlin; two sisters Letha S. Comegyes and her husband Mark of Middletown, DE, and Wanda S. Wagner and her husband Terry of Clinton, Connecticut; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank had worked as a HVAC technician with Citi Bank and had owned and operated Sportsman Repair Service in Delaware City and Shearwater Bait and Tackle in West Ocean City. He was a member of the Sinepuxent Rod and Gun Club, Eastern Shore Jeep Association, Assateague Mobile Sports Fishermen

Association, National Rifle Association and was a talented country blue grass musician.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 pm and also on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Crystal Scanlon Scholarship Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 1 South Main St., Berlin, MD 21811.