We Remember Those We Have Lost

We Remember Those We Have Lost
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Daniel Gutshall

BERLIN — Daniel Gutshall, 54, of Berlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kimberly Gutshall. Born in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Patricia Gutshall.

He is survived by two brothers, Darren Gutshall (Dorothy) of Carlisle, Pa. and Derik Gutshall (Kimberly) of Chambersburg, Pa.; mother-in-law, Janet Nehf of Shippensburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Vicki Carl of Boiling Springs, Pa.; and a brother-in-law, William Nehf (Angie) of Chambersburg, Pa. He is also survived by two nephews and two nieces.

Daniel attended Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. then left to pursue work in the family business in Chambersburg. He worked in corporate management roles in Pennsylvania before a permanent move to the Ocean City area. He found his passion in working near the water and in the construction building industry.

Daniel had three very special miniature schnauzers, Holly, Peanut and Onyx, who he cared for and loved deeply. He referred to them as “his girls.” He enjoyed fishing, boating and travelling the US in his RV. One of Daniel’s defining characteristics was that he was generous of his time. Not only did he have a strong, loving and committed relationship with Kim, his true soul mate, but he also made an impact on many people’s lives with his insight, experience and positive attitude. He will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association in Daniel’s name at 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net

Walter James Hudson, Jr.

BERLIN — Walter James Hudson, Jr., “Capt. Jim Hudson,” age 74, of Berlin died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at home.

He was born in Bishopville and was the son of the late Walter James and Hazel Elizabeth (Smack) Hudson.

He was a 1959 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. Jim owned and operated Hudson’s Marine Railway and Fishin’ Mission Charters. He had been a charter boat captain for over 25 years. He was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville and the Ocean City Marlin Club.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy G. Hudson of Berlin; a son, Marty J. Hudson of Selbyville; a daughter, Kimberly H. Marowski and husband Joseph of Bishopville; a brother, Ronald H. Hudson and wife Bonnie of Bishopville; a brother-in-law, Allan Bertrand of Bishopville; three grandchildren, Natalie Marowski, Joseph Marowski III and Andrew O’Connor; his caregivers, Tanesia Finney, JoAnne Lynch and Crystal Lynch; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Bertrand.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 30 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net

Hubert Orland Langrall, Jr.

SALISBURY – Hubert Orland Langrall Jr., a second-generation furniture retailer and World War II veteran, died Aug. 12, 2015. He was 90.

Born Jan. 31, 1925 in Salisbury, he was the son of H.O. Langrall Sr. and Monnie Mae Langrall. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte H. Langrall of Salisbury, whom he married in 1988: a son, Dean I. Langrall of Ocean City; a daughter, Jane Langrall Robinson and son-in-law, William Robinson III, of Salisbury; a granddaughter, Emily Balea Hopkins and her husband, Robert Hopkins, also of Salisbury; a sister, Mae Langrall Mealy of Timonium, Md.; and a niece and her husband, Marcia and Carroll Zink of Cockeysville, Md.

Also surviving are a step-son, John Purnell Jr., and his family, and step-son, Harold W.T. (Bill) Purnell and his family, all of Lewes, Del.

His first marriage was to the late Betty Jane Brittingham Langrall.

Orland graduated from Wicomico High School in 1942 where he was class president, then attended Salisbury State Teachers’ College at Salisbury (now Salisbury University) and the University of Maryland until his August 1943 induction into the U.S. Army.

Upon release from active duty in October 1946, he joined the family-owned furniture business in Salisbury, where he worked for nearly four decades. When he retired in 1985, Langrall’s Furniture was widely recognized as one of the Eastern Shore’s leading home-furnishing retailers.

Service to his country was among his proudest and enduring achievements. After completing basic training with the newly activated 63rd Infantry Division, Orland was accepted into the Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. Shortly after earning his commission as a second lieutenant at age 19, he was deployed to Italy.

When fighting in Europe ended in May 1945, he was redeployed to the Philippines in preparation for the scheduled invasion of Japan-Operation Overthrow- in October 1945.

He participated in the occupation of Japan-among the first American forces to see the devastating results of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, remaining on active duty until October 1946. He continued serving in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1966, when he was retired as a lieutenant colonel. He received many awards and medals in recognition of his service in the European and Asiatic-Pacific theaters.

In retirement, Orland and Charlotte traveled widely about the country as well as to Europe, Africa and Asia. They enjoyed sailing excursions on the Chesapeake Bay, in the British Isles, the U.S. Virgin Islands and once to the Greek islands.

Surf fishing, tennis and golf were his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed genealogical research, eventually tracing his family’s roots to 1667 when his ancestors settled near Monie in Somerset County, then to an area in Dorchester County known as “Langrall’s Island” south of Vienna.

For 78 years, Orland was an active and loyal member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury and throughout his life served on many of its committees and boards. He also was a member of the National Retail Home Furnishings Association, which bestowed on him national recognition for converting a vacant grocery store at the old Salisbury Mall into a home-furnishings store. A liberal Republican, Lt. Col. Langrall was known for his charming personality and quick-wit. He is remembered as a genuine and free thinking gentleman.

He was a long-time member of the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club, a former member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, an active participant of the YMCA for many years, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W., the Military Officers’ Association of America and the Reserve Officers’ Association.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 20 at Asbury United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that tributes be sent in Orland’s memory to Asbury U.M. Church, 1401 Camden Ave., Salisbury, Md. 21801, or any charity of your choice.

Ernest L. ‘Huck’ Powell

BERLIN — Ernest L. “Huck” Powell, age 88, of Berlin, died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

He was born in Taylorville and was the son of the late Vernon and Margaret Rogers Powell.

Huck retired from Worcester County in 1991 as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Taylorville United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #123, Evergreen Lodge #153, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Salisbury Valley and Baltimore Valley; Eastern Shore Shrine Club and the Boumi Shrine Temple. Huck enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren and growing tomatoes.

He is survived by a son, Dale V. Powell and wife Nancy of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; a daughter, Durene P. Hudson and husband Willis of Berlin; a granddaughter, Carrie Hudson of Berlin; two great grandchildren, Andy Maynard and Olive Maynard; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie B. Powell in 2007, and a grandson, Eric Powell, in 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Rev. Olin Shockley and Rev. Terry Fort officiating. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Bishopville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 62, Bishopville, Md. 21813.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net