We Remember Those We Have Lost

Thomas Dulaney Bristow

BERLIN — On Sept. 14, 2010, Thomas Dulaney Bristow passed away from lung cancer.

He served in the Maryland National Guard from 1962 to 1968. Originally from Baltimore, he retired as a welder from Baltimore Gas & Electric Company. He was an Ocean City/Berlin resident for 23 years.

He is survived by his mother, three siblings, two children and three grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at his dedicated bench at North Division Street on the Boardwalk in Ocean City on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Shepperd’s Crook of St. Paul’s by the Sea.

Robert Lee Barnes

BERLIN — Robert Lee Barnes, 73, husband of Lenna Jo Bull Barnes, passed away at his home near Berlin on April 8, 2011. He had many health issues which he faced bravely each day until God quietly and peacefully took him home.

Bobby, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1937. He was the son of the late Milfred "Miff" Barnes and Mary Wilson Barnes. He started learning to weld at age seven in his father’s welding shop and did his first welding job for pay at age nine. He attended Onancock High School where he played football until his eligibility for the game ended. At that time, he enrolled in Hargrave Military Academy where he graduated in 1957. That same year, he joined the Air Force and trained as a scuba diver. Upon discharge from the service and while seeking work in the commercial diving field, he found he needed additional training, and enrolled in the Coastal School of Deep Sea Diving in Oakland, Calif. He then made his living in commercial diving while also working as a welder and reconditioning boat propellers.

Having always been interested in art, he took classes in watercolor painting with artists Robert Burnell and Willie Crockett. He loved art and the medium of watercolors, so much that he sold his business in 1982 and began painting full-time. He painted scenes of the working waterfront, work boats, harbors, towns and villages of the Eastern Shore. He averaged creating 100 paintings a year, with over 30 of these works published in limited edition prints. In 2003, he was honored to have four of his lighthouse paintings exhibited in the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences sponsored by the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island, N.Y.

Bobby loved life. He loved riding motorcycles and flying planes. At one point in his life, he owned an AT-6, a World War II fighter-trainer, which he delighted in flying to air shows. He had an interest in and a love of history — local, American, World War II and family history. He loved talking to people and retained a wealth of stories which he shared with everyone who would listen. He also loved poetry, both reading and writing it.

He was a former member and deacon of Berlin First Baptist Church; current member of SonRise Church; past-president, Ocean City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited; and a former member of the Ocean City Lions Club.

Other than his wife, he is survived by a sister, Pat Hutchinson of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Melanie Susan Floyd of Pungoteague, Va.; a niece; and two nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Linda Barnes Belote, in 2007.

A memorial service will be held at Berlin First Baptist Church in Berlin on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home in Onancock, VA, on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. with interment following at the Belle Haven Cemetery. Pastor Daryl E. McCready will be officiating both services. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Drive, Chatham, Va. 24531-4683, a place and experience that was dear to his heart.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Amy Granville-Smith

MANASSAS, Va. — Born Nov. 2, 1957, to the parents of Retired USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant Terry N. Traywick and his wife, Marcia Jean, of 60 years, Amy Granville-Smith peacefully left her life on earth for one in heaven on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at her home in Manassas, Va. with her husband Mark Granville-Smith at her side.

Amy’s life was ended after battling triple negative breast cancer throughout 2010 only to have it return in February of this year. Her courageous fight with this disease was no less than awe inspiring. Those who knew Amy, the word "quit" never entered her vocabulary.

She is survived by her husband, R. Mark Granville-Smith; their son, Ryan Thomas; his wife, Megan; and their two grandchildren, Ava and Lily.

Amy’s love of life and family, energy and feats were numerous. She worked closely with her husband Mark at Classic Concept Builders of Manassas for the last 18 years. Amy and her husband were not only husband and wife, but best friends. Fishing was Amy’s passion. She enjoyed catching anything from a large-mouth bass in her backyard, to a bonefish or tarpon in the Florida Keys, and her biggest fishing passion of all was deep sea fishing aboard their boat built by Paul Mann of Mann’s Harbor N.C., aptly named the "Phat Mann." In her first big tournament, the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, sitting at the outside bar "Teasers", her words will never be forgotten — "I could get used to this."

When she and her "Phat Mann" team won their first of many tournaments, the Mid Atlantic 500 with a tournament record 92 pound white marlin, she was really hooked.

Further survivors are brothers and sisters, Timothy J. Traywick and friend Cindy, Anna C. Wilson and friend Neil, Thomas E. Traywick and wife Debra, and Barbara E. Naughton and husband Kevin.

Other relatives, who loved Amy’s smile are Matthew, Rena, Alayna and Sophia Traywick; Zachary and Kelly Traywick; Jake, Laura, Tanner, Caleb, Chloe, Chase and Tate Wilson; CW04 Jeremy Wilson; Jayna and Eugene Grubbs; Tony, Heather and Kadyn Traywick; Timmy, Leighann, Caleb and Trevor Traywick; Benjamin, Myles, Cooper and Zoe Hulvey; and Nathan Naughton.

A Catholic Mass will be held for family and friends at Saint Francis of Assisi, 18825 Fuller Heights Rd, Triangle, Va. 22172 on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in the Parrish Hall on site.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Billfish Foundation, Attn: Debbie Cummings, 5100 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33308 in memory of Amy Granville-Smith, Team "Phat Mann" or to The Lombardi Cancer Center, Attn: Office of Development, 3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC 20007 in Memory of Amy Granville-Smith for Breast Cancer Research.

The family express sincere thanks to Dr. Rizzo at NOVA Oncology Associates, Dr. Paul Kiernan, Dr. Barb Sherockman, Dr. David Schiff at University of Virginia Health System, and nurses and doctors at Virginia Hospital Center and those at Kaiser Health Care that showed so much love and compassion for Amy.

Avery D. Bishop Jr.

OCEAN PINES — Avery Donovan Bishop Jr., 82, died at his home on April 11, 2011. He was born in Potomac to the late Avery Bishop Sr. and Florence Richmond Bishop.

He is survived by daughter, Donna Marie Bush and her husband Jeff; sister, Jeanette Lynskey and her husband Don; and grandchildren, Paige and Shane.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin on Monday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Costal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.