We Remember Those We Have Lost

Audrey Ella Schultz Galloway

BERLIN — Audrey Ella Schultz Galloway, 90, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Audrey Galloway

Audrey Galloway

Born on Aug. 5, 1924, she was the wife of T. Merrill Galloway, who predeceased her.

She was the mother of Stephen B. (deceased), J. Tyler, Sharon V., and Thomas M.

Born in Baltimore, she was married in 1947 and moved to Lutherville, Md. She retired to Ocean Pines in 1981 and served as a volunteer at AGH and instructed “Shape Ups” in Ocean Pines. She was a Eucharist Minister of Holy Communion and involved in numerous charities.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church on Beauchamp Road in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, PO Box 1755, Salisbury, Md. 21802 or a charity of your choice.

Jane Austin Rudisill Coates

BERLIN — Jane Austin Rudisill Coates, 85, died Feb. 12, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after a courageous 30-year struggle with scleroderma.

Jane Coates

Jane Coates

Born July 1, 1929, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., founded by her grandfather, Dr. James Aaron Austin, Jane was the daughter of the late Jennings Bryan and Sarah Austin Rudisill.  She grew up in Charlotte and she attended Southern Seminary College for Women in Buena Vista, Va. from which she graduated in 1949. While in college, she met Raymond Davis Coates from Berlin while he was a student at Washington & Lee University in nearby Lexington, Va. They were married on June 18, 1948 and moved to Berlin in 1953 after her husband finished law school.

Jane was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Alter Guild for 35 years. For many years, she was an active member and past president of the Worcester County Garden Club. She was a Life Member of the Peninsula Regional Hospital Auxiliary and past president of the Women’s Peninsula Golf Association and the Ocean City Ladies Golf Association. She was a member of the General Winder Chapter of the DAR. Jane enjoyed her membership in the Synepuxent Questor’s and the Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary. Jane was a long time member of the Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club where she played golf with her good friend, the late Jane Emich.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her older brother, Jennings Bryan “Buck” Rudisill, Jr. of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. She is survived by her younger brother, George A. Rudisill and his wife, Jane, of Charlotte, N.C.; her sister-in-law, Jeanne C. Rudisill of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and her four children, Raymond D. Coates, Jr. and his wife Leslie; B. Randall Coates and his wife, Ann; Sandra Coates West and her husband, Daniel; and Thomas K. Coates and his wife, Cathi.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alex West (Kelly), Ryan West (Lindsey), Katie West, Lindsey Brown (Alex), Lauren Coates, Bryan Coates (Melissa), Christian Coates and Austin Coates. Jane received great pleasure from her four great-grandchildren, Daniel and Hadley West and Wyatt and Kyle Brown.

Services were held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Worcester County Developmental Center, P.O. Box 70, Newark, Md. 21841.

Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be shared to [email protected]

Mary Lois Gue Pfeifer

BERLIN – Mary Lois Gue Pfeifer, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at her home.

Mary Pfeifer

Mary Pfeifer

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Kenneth Gue and Julia Clarisse McCartney Gue. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Joseph Pfeifer in 2012.

She is survived by her children, Robert Brian Pfeifer and his wife Carmi of Bel Air; Kevin Gerard Pfeifer and his wife Christine of Wilmington, N.C.; Lauren Marie Huber and her husband Eric of Conshohocken, Pa.; and Kristin Pfeifer Banko and her husband Loren of Deep Creek. There are nine grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas Gue and his wife Joanne of Essex and W. Kenneth Gue of Towson, and her two sisters, Jeanne Noble of Ocean Pines and Geraldine Demarco and her husband Donald of Towson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Ward. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

Mrs. Pfeifer had been a telecommunications specialist with Wells Fargo in Frederick. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Essex. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in Dundalk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804.  Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be sent to [email protected]

Michael John Murphy

OCEAN CITY — Michael John Murphy, born Sept, 22, 1954, in Baltimore, the son of Charles and June Mur­phy, passed away on Feb. 15, 2015, after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Mike was a professional painter by trade and excelled in all phases of both interior and exterior painting.

Mike loved to travel and was able to see a lot of the United States. He moved to Ocean City in the 90’s and loved being on the Boardwalk, and he loved fishing. He also loved most sports. If there was a question about sports, he was the guy who could answer it. Mike was fun to be with and he could always make a person laugh.

Mike was the youngest of six children and is survived by sisters Carol Curran and Merle Smith and many nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his nephew, Mike, and his “favorite nieces” Diane, Catherine, and Cristen. He is also survived by his very spe­cial friends, Max and Cindy Blachowicz, whom he thought of as another brother and sister. Mike was absolutely crazy about Max and Cindy’s little dog, Ruthie, too. He also leaves behind his good friend, Roscoe Nelson.

In addition to his parents, Michael was predeceased by sister Jackie Daughtery and brothers Charlie Murphy and Jimmy Wilson.

Mike’s wish was to be cremated. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Tim Sulewski

BALTIMORE — Tim Sulewski, 54, of Edgewood, passed away on Feb. 11, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Tim Sulewski

Tim Sulewski

Born in Baltimore, he is the son of Kay Sulewski Fennell of Ocean City and the late Donald John Sulewski.

A 1978 graduate of John Carroll High School, he grew up in Joppatowne and was a past member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He worked for his father’s family business, W.T. Freburger Company, Inc., which his grandfather started in Baltimore. He was currently working for E. Godwin & Sons Seafood in Jessup as a Chief Purchasing Officer. He enjoyed skiing, boating, air shows, lacrosse, football and astronomy.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Zachary Andrew Sulewski of Abingdon; brother, Michael John Sulewski of Delta, Pa.; and sister, Susan Donna Hardesty of Joppatowne. He is also survived by Zachary’s mother, Tina Sulewski of Abingdon.