Larry Lee Lewis
OCEAN CITY — Larry Lee Lewis, age 70, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 2015 at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.
He was the son of the late Charles W. Lewis, Sr. and Pauline “Wink” Lewis of Ocean City. Born April 4, 1945 and raised on Talbot St., Ocean City, he was the son-in-law of Helen M. Ashley and the late Joseph D. Ashley of Pocomoke City. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles W. Lewis, Jr. (Billy), and sister-in-law, Linda.
Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda L Lewis; one brother, George E. Lewis and wife Anne of Bishopville; sisters-in-law, Joanmarie Creasy (Clinton) of Snow Hill and Gale Davis (Jay) of Berlin; brother-in-laws, J. Wayne Ashley (Janya) and Dale Ashley (Carminda) both of Pocomoke City; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Larry was a graduate of Stephen Decatur, Class of 1964. Growing up, he worked beach stands in Ocean City. Following high school his career work included White’s Construction, Ocean City’s initial ambulance services from 1968-1971, Worcester County Roads, then returning to work with the Town of Ocean City Public Works for 45 years retiring in 2010.
When first created, Larry was one of the very first O.C. Fire Cadets and later assisted to maintain the young cadet program which still exists today. He became a full O.C. Volunteer Fire Company active member in May 1964 and after many years of service held the rank of Lieutenant, was still an active Fire Police member, and honored Gold Badge member giving 43 years of continued service up until his passing. Larry was very proud of being a fireman and his Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. Later in life he particularly enjoyed being part of Fire Station 5 near his home in West Ocean City.
Larry was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, #166 and member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge. In retirement, Larry loved working in his yard and flower gardens, enjoyed watching the old westerns on TV, going to the beach with friends and family, decorating their home for all holidays, attending fire company meetings and events including volunteering his time for others and helping to cook at the Showell Volunteer Fire Company’s Spring and Fall Gun Bash Fund Raising Events.
Larry had many wonderful memories of special friends and family that he really loved.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the OCVFC Station 5 Fund, 1409 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Ramona Elizabeth Cropper Glen
PITTSVILLE — Ramona Elizabeth Cropper Glen, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
Mona was born on Nov. 29, 1950, daughter of the late Ed and Ruth Cropper. She is survived by her husband, Fred Glen; son Richard Cropper and wife Kim; daughters Grace Glen, Rebecca Carro and husband Travis; and seven grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded her in death.
Mona is also survived by two brothers, Jay Cropper and Punkin Cropper, and a sister, Sandy Elliot and husband Walter.
Mona graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1968. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Mona’s wishes were to donate her body to science. A memorial service will be at a later date.
Her family said, “Her wings were ready but our hearts were not.”
Donald Leroy Merriman
OCEAN PINES — Donald Leroy Merriman, age 90, died on Oct. 27, 2015 at his home.
Born in Mount Washington, Md., he was the son of the late John and Jeanette Shoul Merriman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Connie Dyche Merriman, and children, Denton Lee Merriman and his wife Karen of McSherrystown, Pa. and Dawn Lacey Merriman of Ocean City. There are six grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, William, and Grace Ellinghaus, and Bryan and Steven Merriman. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Jack C. Merriman, Robert Merriman, and William Merriman, and sisters Anna Merriman and Marjorie Winger.
Mr. Merriman was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He attended Princeton University, Columbia University and was a graduate of William and Mary College. He was also a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Law. Later he founded the law firm, Merriman and Mann. He was a member of American Legion Post # 183 in Parkville and volunteered at Stella Maris. Donald loved music and was a fine trumpeter.
Cremation followed his death. No formal services are planned locally. Inurment will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.