Laura Ann Hansen
SALISBURY — Laura Ann Hansen, 55, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Evelyn Hansen of Salisbury and the late Harry Hansen.
She owned and operated an entertainment business known as Take 2 Productions Karaoke.
She is survived by her daughter, Christy Ann Grazioso; her sister, Linda Considine; her brother in law, Phillip; her niece, Kristina; and with many other family members and friends.
A celebration of life, including memories, food, karaoke and fun, will be held on May 4 at Seacrets, 49th Street in Ocean City, from 2 -6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a $20 donation at the door, proceeds going to final expenses. A large donation will be made in Laurie’s name to the Diakonia Foundation.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
John R. “Pete” Neal
SEBASTIAN, Fla./OCEAN CITY — John R. “Pete” Neal, Sr., 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Born in Baltimore he was the son of the late William D. Neal, Sr. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Elizabeth “Sis” Ray in 1999.
Surviving are his two sons, John R. Neal, Jr. and his wife Kirdita of Orlando, Fla. and Jeffery Lee Neal and his wife Tracey of Ocean City; a daughter, Mary Susan “Sue” Valenza and her husband Joe; granddaughter, Candice B. Bryan and her husband Jeffery of Destin, Fla.; step-granddaughter, Kimberly Suttmiller of Ocean City; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Hemmer of Orlando, Fla., Shelby Bryan, and Emma Garner of Ocean City. Also surviving is a brother, William D. Neal, Jr. and his wife Carol of Phoenix, Ariz.
In 1940, Pete joined the US Navy and served six years during World War II. He was one of the few survivors of the USS Vincennes (CG-44) that was sunk in the battle of Savo Island on Aug. 9, 1942, spending 22 hours in shark infested waters before being rescued. Killed in action on that day, were 332 crewmen. Pete was honorably discharged in 1945. Upon his release, he worked as a crane repairman for Armco Steel Corp. for 33 years. He retired to Ocean City in 1978.
A memorial service will be held at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests a memorial donation be made to Ocean City Reef Foundation P.O. Box 1072, Ocean City, Md. 21843, for the Pete and Sis Reef Project. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Catherine L. King
OCEAN CITY — Catherine L. King (nee “Cathleen” Guerin), 96, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
At the time of her death, she resided at the Residence of Glen Riddle, Media, Pa. However, she was a long-time resident of Aberdeen, Md. and Ocean City. Besides raising her family, she was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Harford County for over 28 years. She wholeheartedly contributed her time and talent to many other church and community programs. She was very proud of the Irish/American heritage of the Guerin family. A Baltimorean by birth, she was loved by everyone lucky enough to know her and she returned that love in full measure every day of a wonderful life.
She was the loving daughter of the late William and Margaret (Murphy) Guerin and beloved wife of the late Vincent King and devoted mother of Phyllis Boyda (Jack) of Glen Mills, Pa., Patricia Campanaris (Perry) of Selbyville, Del., Stephen King (Sharon) of Aberdeen, Md., Jeffrey King (Traci) of Port Deposit, Md. She will be sadly missed by her 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was the eldest of 17 children of whom seven survive, Nancy Gillooly, Patricia Busky, Bill, Emmett, Albert, Michael and Dennis. She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, husband and siblings, she was predeceased by her daughter, Carolyn Baker, and grandson, Christopher Vincent Campanaris.
A viewing was held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the McComas Funeral Home, P.A., 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, Md. A celebration of her life at the Funeral Mass followed at St. Joan of Arc Church, 222 S. Law Street, Aberdeen, Md. on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Interment followed at Harford Memorial Gardens, 3839 Aldino Road, Aberdeen, Md.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to St. Joan of Arc Parish School or Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, 515 S. Haven Street, Baltimore, Md. 21224.
Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com.
Nicholas Frank Scodari
BERLIN — Nicholas Frank Scodari, age 88, died ron Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home in Berlin.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Dominick Scodari and Genevieve Barone Scodari.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Micciulli Scodari of Rockville, Md., and children, Christine Scodari of Boca Raton, Fla., Barbara Krute and her husband Phillip of Germantown, Md., Paul Scodari and his wife Nga Tran of Silver Spring and Anita Ferguson Todd and her husband Joel Todd of Berlin. There are four grandchildren, Cecilia Krute Galati, Ryan Krute, Hailey Ferguson and Bruno Scodari. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Scodari, and a sister, Mary Sheridan. He is also survived by his niece, Genevieve Starrett, and his nephew, Jeffrey Brown.
Mr. Scodari, a Bronze Star recipient, served in World War II with the 26th Infantry Division and proudly referred to himself as a “Dog Faced Soldier”. He worked for more than 30 years for the Federal government, retiring as a procurement officer for the Department of Commerce.
He had been a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville and had been attending Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin. He was a member of AARP, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
Eltee T. Shockley Jr.
BERLIN — Eltee T. Shockley Jr. died suddenly April 2, 2014 in Berlin.
He was born March 11, 1951 in West Ocean City. He was the eldest son of the late Eltee T. Shockley Sr. and Betty Mae Shockley (Derrickson).
Eltee was a master carpenter and served his country as a member of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He had many plants that thrived thanks to his green thumb. He adored the beach, jazz music, drag racing and seafood. A huge Bob Marley fan, he actually met the legend once in Jamaica. He was a man of monumental wisdom and faith. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Berlin, Md.
Eltee was preceded in death by his mother and father, Eltee T. Shockley Sr. and Betty M. Shockley; his son, Corey M. Shockley; and his brother Charles Shockley Sr.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory; two daughters, Jacqui Simone Shockley-Smith and Jacqueline Sheppard both of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Mikaiah, Madison, Jerome, Alysia, Major, Rashir and Stefon; and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his companion, Mary Gillin of Berlin; two sisters, Betty (Ondre’) Graye of Bishopville, and Debbie Shockley of Berlin; and three brothers, Ernest (Dale) Shockley of Millsboro, Del., Ricky Shockley of Bishopville and Michael Shockley of Ocean City. Also left to cherish his memory are a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
A celebration of Eltee’s life will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at noon at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Berlin. A viewing will be held preceding the service from 11 a.m.-noon.
OCEAN PINES — Dorothy Touhey, 100, passed away peacefully on Friday March 28, 2014 at her home in Ocean Pines with her loving daughters at her side.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William H. Zundt and Margaret Etta Southcombe. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Gerard Michael Touhey in 1998.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol Murphy of Berlin and Pat Einnermann and her husband Dave of Naples, Maine. There are five grandchildren, Jeanine Gavlick, Peter Murphy, Mark Murphy, Michael Einermann and Megan Dupuis, and newest little love, great-grandchild P.J. Murphy.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. With her infectious love of life and positive attitude, she gathered many wonderful friends throughout her long life. She carried a special place in her heart for her friends, Mae and Ellie as well as her more recent card playing buddies.
Dorothy’s family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to Lynn Kelly and Suzanne Giordano for their wonderful care giving over the past year. We are forever grateful for their skill, compassion and friendship.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, on Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. Rev. John P. Klevence will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in her memory to Coastal Hospice by the Sea, Attn: New Berlin Residential Unit, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.