We Remember Those We Have Lost

Lowell Franklin ‘Gus’ Eggert

OCEAN CITY — RADM Lowell Franklin “Gus” Eggert, USN Retired, died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 at his home in Ocean City.

Lowell F. Eggert

Lowell F. Eggert

Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of the late Frank John Eggert and Caroline Heppert Eggert. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores Conlin Eggert, and children, Christopher Eggert and his wife Karen of Huntington, Md., Michael Eggert of San Francisco, Calif., Martha McWatters and her husband Bernard of Coronado, Calif., Kathleen Lucero and her husband Joe of Columbia Mo., Frank Eggert of Arlington, Va., Peter Eggert and his wife Amy of Brookfield, Wis., and Gussie Sholtis and her husband Tom of Berlin. There are 11 grandchildren, Katherine Loeffert, Capt. Brendan McWatters, USMC, Quinn McWatters, Shannon Hill, Jessie Lucero, Heidi Eggert, Kyle Hill, Lilly Eggert, Mariah Lucero, Annie Eggert and Mdn. Caleb Lucero, and five great-grandchildren, five nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Corinne Herrmann.

Admiral Eggert graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1952, served two years on the Aircraft Carrier USS Valley Forge (CVA-45), then reported to Pensacola, Fla. for flight training, earning his designation as a Naval Aviator on Dec. 23, 1954. He was assigned to Fighter Squadron VF-62/VA-106, (the Gladiators), completing several Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises. After graduation from the US Naval Test Pilot School, Gus served as an Ordinance Test Project Pilot and later as a Test Pilot Instructor.  Subsequent sea tours included Air Operations Officer on the staff of the US Second Fleet and Operations Officer, Attack Carrier Air Wing Eight.

Commander Eggert assumed command of Attack Squadron 192, “The World Famous Golden Dragons”, flying many combat missions in the A4-F Skyhawk off the Aircraft Carrier, USS Ticonderoga over Vietnam and was awarded three Distinguished Flying Cross Medals for “heroism and extraordinary achievement” during his deployments. Gus returned to the US Naval Air Test Center and served as the Deputy Director and Chief Flight Instructor at the US Navy Test Pilot School. He then returned to combat as the Commander of Carrier Air Wing Nine (CAG-9) deployed aboard the Aircraft Carrier, USS Constellation (CVA-64) leading his Air Wing on extensive combat missions including the largest Air-to-Air engagement of the war. Air Wing 9 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation under his leadership and produced the only US Navy Aces of the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Navy Cross.

His subsequent command assignments included command of the USS Denver, LPD-9, and command of the Aircraft Carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) in 1974. Admiral Eggert served as Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific, (COMFAIRWESTPAC) in Atsugi, Japan from 1977-1979. He retired in 1983 after serving as the Inspector General, United States Atlantic Fleet and Atlantic Command, but he remained active with the Navy, serving as the President of the Board of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association in Lexington Park, Md.

His awards include The Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit “V” (2),  Distinguished Flying Cross (5), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and (28) Combat Air Medals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis on Jan. 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. RADM Eggert will receive full military honors and will be interred at the USNA Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Md. 20653. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com

Edward R. Bergmark

OCEAN PINES — Edward R. Bergmark passed Dec. 22, 2015 in the loving embrace of his family.

Edward R. Bergmark

Edward R. Bergmark

Born March 14, 1925 in New York, Ed served in the US Army in WWII and graduated from Syracuse University. He raised a family with his wife, Marie Louise, in Northport, N.Y., then moved to Beckley, W.Va. and finally to Ocean Pines. Ed was lifelong learner.

A true renaissance man, he was a skilled and passionate architect by profession and a valued asset to every community to which he belonged. Ed designed buildings and landscapes by trade. Influenced by his Swedish heritage, his designs reflected the graceful balance between nature and the man-made world and his buildings reflected the people who lived and worked in them. He shaped lives and people by example and was loved by all. Songs were a life-long form of joy and prayer to be enjoyed with choir, family and friends. Ed was widely known for his integrity and optimist spirit. His sense of adventure and culture led Ed and his wife on trips throughout the world. Ed was creative, gentle, playful and devout and will be missed beyond words by his family.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Marie Louise Bergmark; son David Nels Bergmark; daughters Christine Louise Bergmark and Jocelyn A. Jemison; son-in-law Brett Grohsgal and granddaughter Allesandra Bergmark; son-in-law Colin Jemison, daughter-in-law Terry Bergmark; grandson Joseph Bergmark and family, Hilary and Ian; and grandson David Bergmark and wife Jennifer.

Ed had been a member of the American Institute of Architecture, barbershop groups and choirs, Kiwanis, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. William Mathesius will officiate. Visitation with the family will precede the service at the church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Garden of the Pines in Berlin. Online Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.boundsfuneralhome.com

Paul Thomas Cerniglia

BERLIN — Paul Thomas Cerniglia, age 49, who was born on Jan. 14, 1966, went to be with the lord on Jan. 2, 2016 at Atlantic General Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Baltimore, where he spent his childhood years, before coming to Ocean City in 2001.He is survived by his parents James and Yvonne Cerniglia, sisters Kathy and Colleen Cerniglia, brother Vince Cerniglia, and longtime girlfriend Lisa Biasucci, and several nieces and nephews.

Paul enjoyed crabbing, fishing, drawing, boating and music. He will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched.

Paul requested his remains be cremated, no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, (MDA) 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, Ill. 60606. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Miles Lewis Anthony, Jr.

BERLIN — Miles Lewis Anthony, Jr. age 96, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Mike Anthony, Sr. and Anna Craton Anthony. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sisson Anthony, and a son, Ronald Anthony. He is survived by his son, Miles Anthony, III and his wife Barbara of Naples, Fla. There are two grandchildren, Stacey Alviani of Stevensville, Md. and Heather Clapp of Arnold, Md., and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Clapp.

Mr. Anthony had been a printer for 45 years with the Baltimore Sun newspaper, He was a World War II Army Veteran, having received two bronze stars.

Cremation followed his death. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com

Margaret Virginia Gregson

PANACEA, Fla. — Margaret Virginia Gregson, 85 passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 in Panacea Fla.

She was the daughter of Mary and Leo Zentz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gregson (the love of her life, “Bob” was an avid fisherman in Ocean City) and her sisters, Mary Zickler and Genie Lauer.

This loving mother is survived by her five children. Robert Gregson Jr of West Palm Beach, Fla., Charles Gregson of Petersburg, W.Va, Suzanne Gregson Schleig of Ocean City, Christine Gregson of Baltimore and Joanna Rixse of Glen Burnie, 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Born in Pennsylvania, she later moved to Maryland. She married her very handsome husband on June 12, 1948. They raised their five children in Baltimore, later moving to Ocean Pines in retirement years.

“Maggie,” as she was known to family and friends, was an avid bird watcher and animal enthusiast. She donated to many wildlife charities including the Audubon society and the World Wildlife Federation.

A private memorial will be held in Ocean City with the date to be announced.

Camille J. Ouellette

BISHOPVILLE — Camille J. Ouellette, 83, of Bishopville, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at his home. Born April 8, 1932, in Fort Kent, Maine, he was the son of the late Emile and Edna Ouellette.

Camille Ouellette

Camille Ouellette

A United States Army veteran, Camille served in the Korean War. He retired from Johnson & Johnson in 1995 where he worked as a supervisor for over 15 years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lorraine Ouellette; four children, Fernand Ouellette and his wife Christine, Jeannee Kocman, Therese (Shou-Shou) Goldberg and husband Kevin, and Mary Romano and her husband John; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Lavoie; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. John Nuemann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Camille to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Checks may be made payable to AGH Foundation, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Camille’s favorite song was, “You Are My Sunshine,” and in his memory, the family asks that you add a little sunshine to someone’s day.

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