Matthew Benjamin Barcase
OCEAN PINES – Matthew Benjamin Barcase, 16, died suddenly Friday, May 16, 2009 as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident.
Born in Maryland he was the son of Mark J. and Cindy A. Barcase Wittmyer.
He was a kind, loving, polite and happy person with a beautiful smile. He loved life, his family and friends the most. He was a sophomore attending Stephen Decatur High School where he was touched by many especially his teacher Mrs. Saullo.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother and best friend, Johnny A.J. Barcase; his grandparents, John and Shirley Barcase, Mary Cooke and Jim McGinnis and John Wittmyer, Sr.; one aunt, Lisa Barcase; three uncles, Bobby Farace, John C. Wittmyer, Jr., and Bob Reynard; two cousins, Tony and Kyle Farace; and many friends.
Services were held yesterday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Worcester County Child Advocacy Center, c/o Calvin B. Taylor Bank, PO Box 5, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home.
Francis Peter Malitz
WILLARDS – Francis Peter Malitz, 60, formerly of Palmerton Pa., died May 13, 2009 at his home in Willards.
He was born in Allentown, Pa. to the late George Malitz and Veronica Mehalik Malitz.
He was a classic car enthusiast and took pride in his ’61 Impala.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Malitz; daughter, Danielle Hertzog; granddaughter, Riley Hertzog; brother, Michael Malitz; and cousins, Wanda Gaughan and Joann Slank.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, N.Y. 10163.
Bruce Cooper Nelson
BERLIN – Bruce Cooper Nelson, 81, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born Oct. 23, 1927 in Villanova, Pa., he was the son of the late Dr. Tom Holland Nelson and Edith Emma Ford Nelson.
Nelson was a graduate of Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa. and had attended the University of Delaware. He moved to the Eastern Shore in 1959.
He was Vice President of TH Nelson & Sons Berlin Branch until they closed in 1973. He opened the Country Flag Shop in 1990, which he operated until his passing. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin and was a member of the Evergreen Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Hastings Nelson; a daughter, Nancy J. Flanagan and her husband Dale of Palatka, Fla.; a son, David B. Nelson and his wife Donna of Castle Rock, Colo.; two granddaughters, Rebekah Brooks of Castle Rock, Colo. and Rachel Moore of Palatka, Fla.; and two great grandchildren, Daniel Brooks and Elana Brooks of Castle Rock, Colol; and one sister in law, Isabel Nelson of Elverson, Pa.
Services were held. Donations may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice.
Scott Edward Waltemeyer
SINGER ISLAND, Fla. – Scott Edward Waltemeyer, 48, of Singer Island, Fl., passed away suddenly May 11, 2009.
He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Waltemeyer, Edgewood, Md.; father and step-mother, Gary E. and Paulene Waltemeyer, Preston, Md.; sisters, Valerie Walker, Bel Air, Md., Dawn Dice, Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Krista Waltemeyer, Edgewood, Md.; and 11 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is being planned for the end of July in Ocean City. He worked on charter fishing boats as both mate and captain since he was 18. He has participated in and won many tournaments along the East Coast.
Eleanor Lillian Schmidt
SNOW HILL – Eleanor "Ellie" Lillian Schmidt, 48, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Eleanor Zufall King.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles E. Schmidt; a son, Edward J. Schmidt; two daughters, Elizabeth Merritt and her husband Joshua and Kathy Linton and her husband Chad; and three grandchildren, Johnathan, Trinity and Dylan.
Services were held.
William James Torpey, Jr.
OCEAN PINES – William James Torpey, Jr., 69, died Sunday, May 17, 2009 at his home in Ocean Pines.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William J. Torpey, Sr. and Eleanor Ragen Torpey.
Torpey had been a pipe coverer working with Local Union #14 Heat and Frost Insulators in Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Torpey; two sons, William Torpey and
his wife Theresa of Berlin and Thomas Torpey of Marlton, N.J.; four daughters, Patricia Clayton of Marlton, N.J., Mary Flynn and her husband John of Downers Grove, Ill., Gail Hume and her husband Aiden of Marshfield, Mass. and Donna Brennan and her husband William of Haddon Heights, N.J.; and 14 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 209C Milford St., Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Hilda E. Murray
BERLIN – Hilda E. Murray, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
She was born in Taylorville, Md. and was the daughter of the late Spence and Hazel Parsons Elliott.
Murray was a 1947 graduate of the former Buckingham High School in Berlin. She was employed by the Adkins Company in Berlin for 45 years, retiring in 1994. She was devoted to her family and to her church. She was a lifelong member of Taylorville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the church board and the Cemetery Committee and was the church treasurer for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bertram Murray, who died on Oct. 3, 1985, and by her brother, James S. Elliott.
She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Dianne M. Megee and her husband Glenn of Selbyville and Karen M. Tyre of Selbyville and her husband Patrick of Ocean View; two grandchildren, Jessica and William Tyre; two great granddaughters, Brianna Feddiman and Alisa Tyre; two step grandsons, Chris and Stewart Megee; and two step great grandchildren, Kalib and Chloe Megee. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Brittingham of Laurel; her nephew Dean M. Murray, whom she has cared for since 1999; and several other nieces and nephews as well .
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Rev. Walt Crocker officiating. Friends may call on Friday an hour before the service. Burial will be in Redmen’s Cemetery in Selbyville.
Anyone wishing to honor her memory, may send a donation to the Taylorville United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 456, Berlin, MD 21811
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.