Cecilia Dea Parker
BERLIN – Cecilia Dea Parker, 56, of Berlin and formerly of Locust Point in Baltimore, died suddenly Monday, April 21 at home.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Bernard C. and Cecilia T. Lukiewski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell L. Parker in 1991.
“Dea,” as she was known to her family and friends, worked at several area businesses including most recently, Frontier Town Campground. She enjoyed traveling and going to the beach, but her favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends. She was also well known for her kindness to animals.
She is survived by her parents, Bernard C. and Cecilia T. Lukiewski; her brothers, Bernard S. Lukiewski, Stephen Lukiewski and his wife Anne; sister-in-law; Deborah Lukiewski; two nephews, Stephen and Jordan Lukiewski; and two nieces, Christina Lukiewski and Tammy Kessler. She is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to the Humane Society of Worcester County, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Thomas A. Cardinale
BERLIN – Thomas A. Cardinale, 69, mayor of Berlin, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, he was a son of the late Anthony and Theresa Yanneli Cardinale.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Maisel Harrison Cardinale; his daughter, Christina Arnold and her husband, Michael, of Parkton; stepchildren, Howard Harrison and his wife, Ellen, of Ellicott City, Md., Kelly Booth of Glen Burnie, Md., Cindy Hare and her husband, Ed, of Crofton, Md., Stacey Simpson and her husband, Matt, of Newark and Kelly Miller and her husband, Mark, of Millington; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brothers, Pasquale Cardinale of Kingsville, Joseph Cardinale of Timonium and John Cardinale and his wife, Jackie, of Bellcamp, Md.; his sisters and their husbands, Minnie and Bill Thornton of Fallston, Md., Margaret and Paco Ruiz of San Antonio and Theresa and Tony Dragunas of Jarrettsville, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Al Cardinale, Dino Cardinale and Vince Cardinale; and a sister, Liz Cardinale.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received his teaching degree. Cardinale had been a graphic arts teacher and later worked in the printing industry, home-improvement industry and historic preservation. He was a member of the P.O.P. (Preserve our Past), the Calvin B. Taylor Museum Heritage Foundation, Berlin Lions Club, the Print Industry of Maryland and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was elected mayor of Berlin in 2004.
Donations may be made to the Berlin Lions Club, "Mayors Bike Program," PO Box 213, Berlin, Md. 21811.
James Joseph Kelly
BERLIN – On May 3, 2008, James Joseph Kelly, 78 of Bishopville, died.
He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy J. Kelly, devoted father of Patsy K. Miller and her husband Dan, Michele Kelly and Dori Kelly; adored grandfather of Emily Kelly-Padden, Matthew Miller and his wife Tori and Andrew Miller; loving brother of Joan Kennyand Clare Gay. Also survived by a sister-in-law Marian Kelly.
Kelly was a member of the Ocean City Senior Bowling League. He was a self-employed auto mechanic for 40-plus years. After retirement, he was a tram conductor in Ocean City.
Jeffrey James Jennings
BERLIN – Suddenly on May 1, Jeffrey James Jennings passed away in Baltimore at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a lifetime resident of Ocean City and a 1999 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. He is survived by his grieving mother, Margaret Jennings of Berlin; his beloved aunt, Mary Moulton of Cockeysville; a dear family friend, Dale LaCurts; and many other family and friends. A brother, Richard Jennings, predeceased him in 2001.
He was an avid fisherman. who won many awards and trophies, an environmentalist who participated in bay conservation efforts and raised prized Olde English Bulldogs,
He enjoyed cooking and creating new recipes. When he wasn’t cooking, he enjoyed fishing on the Route 50 Bridge (often with his mother) and fished on the rocks at the Inlet. He also worked on some of the Ocean City head boats.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society.