Douglas James May, Sr.
BERLIN — Douglas James May, Sr. passed away Feb. 24, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital after a long, hard fight. He was born March 9, 1937 in Johnstown, Pa.
Doug attended Grove City College and spent his career with C&P Telephone which was later Bell Atlantic and finally Verizon.
Doug was always active in his community. In his youth, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts and he rose to the degree of Chevalier within the Order of DeMolay. In his young adult years, he served as a Little League coach and church youth group leader. In his later years, he was his community Home Owners’ Association President and served on local political campaigns.
Doug is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Greene); daughter, Melody Bennett and her husband, Brad; daughter, Melinda Wade and her husband, Peter; and son, Douglas James May Jr. He is also survived by grandchildren, Toni May and her fiancé, Steve Ross, Rebecca Wade, Douglas James May, III and his wife Katie, Peter Wade, Taylor May and Tom Wade, as well as great-grandchild Logan Ross. He is also survived by his brother, Duncan May and his wife Connie, and many nieces and nephews.
Doug loved his pets and they were a large part of his life, especially his current dog Jennie, and his recent dogs Mia and Smirnoff.
Doug has many wonderful friends and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on March 12 at Bethany United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin Md. 21811 or the elevator fund at the Ocean City Marlin Club, 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842, c/o Frank Pettalina.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home.
Thomas F. Notaro
BERLIN — Thomas F. Notaro formerly of Ocean Pines and Fairlawn, N.J., died in the Grace of God Feb. 16, 2011 with his daughter at his side. He was 86.
He was born to Louise and Frank Notaro in Cliffside Park, N.J. and worked as pattern maker and cutter in the garment industry in New York City for over 40 years. He met his bride to be and life partner at Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey. They happily celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary together just three days prior to his passing at the Our Lady of Fatima Skilled Nursing Community in Saratoga Calif.
Tom served as a church usher at St. John Neuman Church with his brother, Joe, in Berlin. They were often seen betting the ponies together while sharing their close brotherly bond. He served with distinction as a staff sergeant in the 82nd Recon Battalion 2nd Armored Division of the US Army in England, France and Germany during WWII for which he was awarded many decorations and citations for his service following the Normandy Invasion including his unit’s Belgian Fourragere 2.2 for their action in the Battle of the Bulge.
He will be placed to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He spent his last three years in sunny California with his wife, daughter, grand-daughter, and loving nephew, Frank Marrone, recovering from an earlier stoke. There was a prayer service with his wife, Theresa Notaro, at the Holland House in San Mateo last month. The funeral service will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virgina at a date that is yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of his beloved great niece, Gretchen Brandt to The Gretchen Brandt Character Award Community Foundation of Carroll County 255 Clifton Boulevard Suite 313 Westminster, Md. 21157
Richard B. LeBrun
BERLIN — On March 4. 2011, Richard B. LeBrun passed away.
He was the proud and devoted father of Jason B. LeBrun, dear brother of the late Skip LeBrun, the late Ned LeBrun, Jack LeBrun and his wife Marlene, James LeBrun and his wife Lynn and his sister Patricia Ann Read. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former Ocean City resident who had a produce stand for many years on 42nd Street.
His family would like to give special thanks to the staff and caregivers in unit 14B of the Perry Point VA medical center.
A private memorial service will be held for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, or the charity of your choice.