We Remember Those We Have Lost

Robert W. Smith

OCEAN CITY – Robert Woodhall Smith, 89, of Ocean City and formerly of Federalsburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Phillip Glenn Smith and Marion Haycroft Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam Nichols Smith, whom he married on June 21, 1952, and by two daughters, Sharon R. Smith of Ocean Pines and Kathleen E. Smith of Ocean City. He was adored grandfather of Erin Terrell, Shannon Tustin, Robert Lomax, Alexander Bean and Meghen Bean, and two great-granddaughters, Riley Terrell and Camryn Terrell. He leaves a brother, Donald B. Smith of Lincoln, Calif.

For his service in World War II, he received a Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart. After returning to civilian life, he worked as a meat cutter until 1963, when he began working for Federal Paper and Chemical Company in Federalsburg. He retired in May 2000 and moved to Ocean City.

A funeral service will be held at the Burbage Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made in his memory to: Union United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main St. Federalsburg, Md. 21632, or Military Order of the Purple Heart Delmarva Chapter 570 P.O. Box 281, Denton, Md. 21629.

Gertrude R. Howard

BERLIN – Gertrude R. Howard “Toni” departed this world Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.

She will be sorely missed by her two daughters, Nancy Howard and Diane Turner, and son-in-law Ted, many nieces and nephews, her many bingo friends and other friends and acquaintances in Ocean City. She is preceded in death by her husband John, her mother and father and six siblings.

Her life will be honored with a celebration on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at her home 11436 Gum Point Road in Berlin. The family invites you to stop by for refreshments and remembrance.

George J. Hess Jr.

BERLIN – George J. Hess Jr., 83, of Carroll Vista, Taneytown, died Sunday morning at Carroll Hospice Dove House.

Born on Feb, 20, 1927 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late George J. and Elizabeth Gensler Hess Sr. He was the husband of Marie Elizabeth Knapp Hess for 61 years.

He was the owner of Shell Service Stations.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters and son-in-laws, Jane and Thomas F, Wright of Manchester and Judith and Thomas P. Anton of Westminster; grandchildren Matthew and wife Katie Wright, Christopher Wright, and Chuck and JP Anton; great granddaughter Audrey Elizabeth Wright; and sister Dolores Gibson of Villanova, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, Md. 21157.

Richard Charles Mason

SNOW HILL – Richard Charles Mason, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Greenbackville, Va., he was the son of the late Richard Kelly Mason and Naomi Brown Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Fannie Mason in 2009.

He is survived by his sisters, Bonnie Lynn Brown and her husband Kevin of Ocean City, and Carol Mariner and her husband Vincent of Painter, Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mason had been a plant supervisor for Moore Business Forms in Snow Hill.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bates Cemetery in Snow Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md 21804, or to: Bates United Methodist Church, 116 N. Washington St., Snow Hill, Md. 21863.

William L. Savage

BERLIN – William Lee “Bill” Savage, Jr. died January 7, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late William Lee “Jug” and Thelma Carey Savage. He is survived by his brother, Roland Lee Savage and wife Sandra of Berlin; a sister, Luanne Timmons and her husband Joe of Whaleyville; a step-brother, Richard J. Truitt and his wife Ellen of Berlin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his former wife, Jane Harrison, her children and his favorite grandsons, C.J. and Brandon, and a long-time friend, Gib Lynch and his wife Joan.

He was employed for over 27 years with the Town of Ocean City, Public Works Division, as a Master Electrician.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the Burbage Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home, with a visitation one hour prior.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, 214 N. Main St. Berlin, Md. 21811