John Paul Loomis
OCEAN PINES – John Paul Loomis, 81, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Washington DC, he was the son of the late Lynn Taylor Loomis and Lucile Loomis Metzeroth. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Elizabeth Walter Loomis; sons, John Charles Loomis and his wife Piper of Atlanta Ga., Robert Edward Loomis and his wife Marti of Salisbury; and daughter, Kathy Lynn Warfle and her husband Dayton of Charlotte, N.C. There are eight grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Taylor Loomis, and stepfather, Eric Metzeroth.
Loomis had been a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for many years. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, was a Marine Corps veteran and member of St John Neumann Catholic Church.
Services were held. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Richard H. Taylor
HELENA, Mon. — Richard H. "Rick" Taylor, 59, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, surrounded by his family in Helena, Mo.
Born in Salisbury to Harry Milton and Joyce Ann Taylor, Taylor was the grandson of the late Cyrus and Louella Bowden Taylor and John "Jack" and Florence Wainwright Brown. He grew up in Berlin and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1968. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietmam. Shortly after honorable discharge, he moved to California, where he met his wife, Mary Correia.
He relocated to Montana in 1980 to pursue his love of nature and wildlife photography. A true outdoorsman, he found solace in any wilderness and was at home anywhere in the woods, whether he was hiking, fishing, hunting or just relaxing at a cabin.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his three sons, Matt, Chris and Paul; his grandson, Malik, all of Helena; his mother, Joyce Ann Stuart, and stepfather, Charles "Ron" Stuart; his sister, Kandi Taylor Choisser and her husband, George, all of Berlin; and stepmother, Dorothy Taylor, of Davenport, Fla. He will be missed by extended family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Spring Meadow Resources (Frances Dwyer Endowment), 2850 Broadwater, Helena, Mo. 59602, or St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center, 2475 Broadway, Helena, Mo. 59601.
Sue Ann Meadows
OCEAN CITY – Sue Ann Meadows, 54, of Ocean City, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
She was born in Lewes and was a daughter of the late John H. and Janet C. Phillips Martin.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, James W. Meadows of Ocean City; a stepdaughter, Denise Nibblett of Delmar; two brothers, Bill Martin and Bob Martin, both of Rehoboth Beach; one sister, Mary Lee Martin of Rehoboth Beach; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First State Marine Corps Detachment, Toys for Tots, PO Box 434, Ocean View, Del. 19970-0434.
J. Michael Brown Sr.
SALISBURY – J. Michael “Mick” Brown Sr., 75, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Brown and Mary Irene Fitzsimons Brown. He is survived by his wife, Maxine J. Shank; daughters, Donna Jean Angelozzi and her husband Tom of Finksburg, Md. and Deborah Ann Dougherty and her husband Kevin of Ocean Pines; and sons, John Michael Brown Jr. “Mickey” and his wife Jane of Ocean Pines, Patrick Fitzsimons Brown of Ashburn, Va. and Terrence Andrew Brown and his wife Karen of Monkton, Md. There are 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Kerry Brown and Diane Marie Brown. Also surviving is a brother, James I. Brown and his wife Julia of Timonium, Md. and a sister Sara Whipple of Lutherville, Md. He is also survived by his former wife, and mother of his children, E. Jean Brown of Selbyville, Del.
He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and had worked for many years as a Realtor with Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and Moore, Warfield and Glick.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, 11 a.m. at St Lukes Catholic Church at 100th St. and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Reverend Richard Smith will be the celebrant. Friends may call an hour before the service, and also on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society c/o Gerri Harrison, 337 Winter Quarters Dr, Pocomoke City, Md. 21851, or to Doctors Without Borders,333 7th Ave. 2nd floor New York, N.Y. 10001.
Delores Jeanette Hartley
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Delores Jeanette Hartley passed away Sept. 30, 2009 at the Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville following a brief battle with cancer.
“Dee”, the oldest of nine children of Anna and George Green, was born June 26, 1922 at her grandparent’s home in Bethesda. She grew up in the Washington DC area and graduated from Roosevelt High School class of 1940, married Blaine Wicklein and had two children, Barbara and Michael Wicklein. She worked as a supervisor at C&P Telephone Company during and after WWII. Following her divorce in 1949, she married Glenn Odell (“Odie”) Hartley in 1953 and had another daughter, Karen Hartley. Dee and Odie owned and operated several businesses in the Washington area including a partnership in the Villa Rosa Restaurant of Silver Spring. After moving to Ocean City in 1970, Dee and Odie became involved in a number of business enterprises including Sea Side Slides, Inc. under which they built and operated some of the first waterslide parks in the eastern U.S.
In the mid 1990’s Dee and Odie left Ocean City, briefly moving back to Silver Spring, before relocating close to their daughter Karen and her family in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Dee cherished the years she spent in Maine, but fled the cold winters to return to Silver Spring settling into Leisure World in 2001. No matter where she was during her time on this earth, she made many lasting friendships.
Delores was predeceased by her husband ‘Odie’ and three sisters, Jackie Pelicano, Gloria Winkler, and Audrey Sciacca. She is survived by her three children, Barbara Wicklein of Germantown, Michael Wicklein of Ocean City and Karen Landis of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; her siblings, Beverly Lumpkin of Silver Spring, Md., Shirley Dolan of Edgewater, Md, Diane Dilly of Hambleton, W.Va., Sandra DePrato of Lathian Md. and George Green Jr. of Laurel Md. She also leaves numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday Nov. 15, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Leisure World Clubhouse I, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disable American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076.
Elizabeth Anne Hall
SNOW HILL — Elizabeth Anne Hall, age 91, of Snow Hill and formerly of Ocean City, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Harrison Senior Living Facility in Snow Hill.
Born and raised in Dagsboro, DE she was the daughter of the late William C. Jones and Mary C. Ellingsworth Jones. Her husband Prentice E.W.
Hall preceded her in death in 1971.She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Lyons of Salisbury and Mary Edna Davis of North Carolian; one son, P. Wayne Hall of Easton; five grandchildren; and several grea and great great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. A graveside service will follow at noon at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin.