We Remember Those We Have Lost

Raymond L. Adkins, Sr.

OCEAN CITY — Raymond L. Adkins, Sr., 81, of Ocean City, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake surrounded by his loving family.

Raymond was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Berlin to the late Lawrence and Mae Smack Adkins.

Raymond worked at the Berlin Post Office for over 30 years. He was a member of the Berlin Fire Department. He was also a Past President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association in 1965-66 and was inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame on June 20, 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Adkins; his three daughters, Diana Clark and her husband, Tom, Judy Sharpley and her husband, Glenn, and Cindy Stelling and her companion, Robert Taylor II; his nine grandchildren, Jennifer Scaffidi and her husband, Rob, T.J. Clark and his wife, Kristy, Stephanie Stelling, Crystal Stelling, Holly Stelling, Justin Sharpley, Paula Robinson, Michele Adkins, and Christina Adkins; his eight great grandchildren, Tyler, Abigail, Brady, Michael, Sofia, Dominic, Braelyn, and Brogan; his daughter-in-law, Linda Adkins; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Mary Lee Wells Adkins; his son, Raymond L. Adkins, Jr.; and his brothers, Howard, Preston, Bobby, Jack and Ralph.

Funeral services were held at Burbage Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 2. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811, or Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811.

Joseph F. Wilson, Jr.

SALISBURY — Joseph Francis Wilson, Jr., age 67, died Tuesday, January 03, 2012 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis William, Sr. and Doris Marie Baker Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon Wilson; a brother, Richard O. Wilson; and sisters, Betty Jane Wilson and Shirley Jean Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Della Ferlo Wilson, and son, Joseph B. Wilson of Ocean Pines. Also surviving is a brother, Ronald Wilson and his wife Rena of Essex. He is also survived by three sons of Connecticut.

Mr. Wilson was a graduate of the University of Baltimore. He had worked for many years in labor relations with AAA trucking company, where he became Regional Manager. He later began a career in real estate sales with Moore, Warfield, and Glick Realty/Coldwell Banker and currently was with Penn Fed Realty in West Ocean City. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of St. Mary’s/Holy Savior Catholic Church, Maryland Association of Realtors, Coastal Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 17th Street and Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City. Rev. Stanislau Esposito will officiate.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. A donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804; or Delmar Puppy Rescue, 8738 Ninepin Branch Rd. Berlin, Md. 21811; or Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.

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

Joseph M. Zimmer, Jr.
BERLIN — Joseph M. Zimmer, Jr. of Berlin died on Jan. 2, 2012.

Zimmer was born in Baltimore in 1942. He lived in Forest Hill, Md. before moving to Berlin in 1998. He was the son of the late Joseph Max Zimmer, Sr. and the late Anna Margaret Vogtmann Zimmer. He attended St. Ursula’s School, Calvert Hall College High School and The University of Baltimore.

Mr. Zimmer was the founder and president of Joseph M. Zimmer, Inc., a large contracting business with offices in Baltimore and Salisbury.

Mr. Zimmer is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sheila K. Zimmer, and his sons Joseph M. Zimmer, III and wife Julie of Bishopville, John M. Zimmer and wife Lorie of Churchville, Md. and Robert F. Zimmer and wife Kathleen of Eldersburg, Md. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelby, Grayson, Gavin, Madison, Evan, Maggie, Jackson and Mason; his brothers, Ed and Robert; and sisters, Jane and Denise.

Mr. Zimmer was a past president of the Ocean City Marlin Club and the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, an organization developed to teach youth about the importance of preservation and conservation of our natural resources. He was also an active Member of the Ocean City Light Tackle Club and The International Masters Angling Tournament. He was an avid fisherman who regularly traveled to remote destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Guatemala.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. Rev. John Kavanaugh and Deacon Wil Pinder officiated.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Grill at Peerce’s in Phoenix, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (BOJC), P.O. Box 626, Churchville, Md. 21028 or to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Foundation, Attn: D. Billing, 100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Paul and Timothy Day

OCEAN CITY — Brothers Paul (Lumpy) and Timothy Day, age 54 and 51, respectively, passed away unexpectedly the week before Christmas at hospitals in Salisbury and Berlin.

Both were born in Cheverly, Md. and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md. Paul was a graduate of the University of Maryland. They shared a condo in Ocean City for 30 years.

Paul worked in the food service industry and Tim became an expert in tile and granite setting. But more importantly both found a place in the world and a lifestyle that they loved in the tranquility of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Paul and Tim were where they wanted to be. Both had a passion for all kinds of music.

They are survived by their loving parents, Donald and Shirley Day of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, John E. Day and his wife Pamela; and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. 21842. A celebration of life will follow at 3:30 pm at BJ’S on 75th Street in Ocean City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.