Roger Williamson Cohill
BERLIN — Roger Williamson Cohill passed away on June 21, 2012. He was 88 years old.
The son of the late James Andrew and Helen Morgan Cohill, Roger was born and raised in Hancock, Md. where his family was in the orchard business. He attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a degree in Entomology. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 where he met his wife, Elizabeth Patricia Gorman, who predeceased him in 2005 after 59 years of marriage.
Roger had a varied career as an executive and business owner in the field of agricultural chemicals and equipment, including Agrotec, Inc. in Salisbury, Md. He traveled overseas constantly, helping many various countries with agricultural issues, but one of his favorite places was Ocean City.Roger is survived by his five children, Mary Pat Cohill of New York City, Rosemary Plunkett and husband Kevin of Tarrytown, N.Y., Dr. Andrew M. Cohill of Blacksburg, Va., Kitty Desimone and husband Jim of Tarrytown, N.Y., Betsy FauntLeRoy and husband Alex of Ocean Pines; grandchildren Kathryn Plunkett Muinos and husband Antonio, Colleen Plunkett, Kevin Plunkett, Kelly Plunkett Pohl and husband Devin, Carolyn Plunkett, Thea Cohill, Allie Cohill, Flannery Cohill, Emily Desimone, Gregory Desimone, Molly Desimone, Chloe FauntLeRoy and Hannah FauntLeRoy; and great-grandchildren Mikayla Rose Pohl, Sophia Rose Muinos, and Max William Muinos. He was predeceased by granddaughter, Madeleine FauntLeRoy, and daughter-in-law, Teresa Gabriel Cohill.Services were held in Goshen, N.Y. earlier this week.
Rosalee Q. James
BERLIN — Rosalee Virginia Quillen James, 82, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in Berlin.
Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Calvin E. “Ned “Quillen and Beulah Lee Trader Quillen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Nathaniel James, in 1995.
She is survived by her children, Jeffery Jay James and his wife Patti of Ocean City, Dr. Joyce Jeanette James of Chestertown, Md., Chester Leroy James of Seaford, Del. and Donald Lee James of Laurel, Del.
She was adored grandmother to eight grandchildren, Leah Nicole James, Laura Michelle James, Ryan Cole Evans, Riley James Evans, Douglas James, Dana James, Cheryl Ann James, and Curtis James. There are eight great-grandchildren, Faith, Elijah, Josh, Sarah, Branagh, Sidney, Bransom, and Kenton James. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Quillen and Eunice Q. Sorin, and a brother, Calvin E. Quillen, Jr. She is survived by a sister Agnes Collins of Delmar, Del. and nieces Janice S. Wainwright of Ocean City and Cape Coral, Fla. and Debbie Carper of Frederick, Md.
Rosalee was a graduate of Buckingham High School, Class of 1946, and after completing her schooling in cosmetology, opened a hairdressing salon in Wilmington, Del. She later was employed for 40 years at Rosina’s Beauty Salon in Berlin which was owned by her sister Eunice. She worked also for 10 years with Candy Kitchen in Ocean City. She had lived for many years on 73rd Street before moving to Berlin in 2007. She had been very active in her church, Buckingham Presbyterian, in Berlin, where she served on numerous committees, most notably, the cemetery improvement committee, annual bazaars, family nights, friendship hours and the Sunday School program. She served as a Trustee, Deacon, and Elder. In 2005, she was made Honorary Life Member of Presbyterian Women U.S.A.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. Rev. Matt Trask will officiate. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin and also one hour prior to the service at church. A donation in her memory may be made to the Buckingham Presbyterian Cemetery Fund, 20 South Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811.
Nettie P. Nicholson
SALISBURY — Nettie Pilchard Nicholson died June 27, 2012 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Girdletree on Feb. 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William Elmer and Stella Hill Pilchard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvel “Nick” Nicholson, in 1974.
She is survived by their children, Donald and his wife Louise, Charles and his wife Judy, and Vivian and her husband Bert S. Pruitt, Sr. She was the adored grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Nicholson was a member of The First Baptist Church of Girdletree.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 29 at First Baptist Church of Girdletree at 2 p.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her grandchildren will serve as pall bearers. Rev. Alton Brininger will officiate.
A donation in her memory may be made to First Baptist Church of Girdletree, 5912 Taylor Landing Rd., Girdletree, Md. 21829.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.