OCEAN CITY — Thomas Zacharopoulos, age 69, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Patras, Greece, he was the son of the late Elias Zacharopoulos and Ioanna (Drosopoulos). He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Ioanna (Kaouris). He was the devoted father of Adamadia Putsch and her husband Matthew Putsch of Ocean Pines, Elias Zacharopoulos of Ocean City and Demetrios Zacharpoulos and his wife Gretchen Dickinson of Baltimore. He was the dear grandfather of Anna Putsch, Henry Putsch, Keller Zacharopoulos, Maxwell Zacharopoulos, and Caroline Zacharopoulos. Also surviving is a brother, Vasilios Zacharopoulos, and sisters, Eleni Heilakis and her husband George, Koula Mazos and her husband George and Marianna Kondogeorgopoulos and her husband Demetrios, all of Patras, Greece. There are numerous nieces and nephews.
Thomas and his wife immigrated together from Greece in 1968 to Montreal, Canada and later to Salisbury. After the birth of their first child, they settled in Ocean City. They opened Tommy’s Sub Shop in 1978 and successfully ran their business for 35 years. Thomas worked hard his entire life to provide for his family.
Friends called on Thursday evening, Feb. 18 at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William St., Berlin. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 8805 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
James Franklin Brent
OCEAN CITY — James Franklin Brent, 84, of Ocean City, passed peacefully on Feb. 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by loving family members.
James was from Baltimore and worked 40 years as a Branch Manager for Baltimore Oxygen Supply Co. He is preceded in death by the passing of wife, Ann Brent and son, John Brent in 2015. He is survived by his sons James Brent and Colt Brent, son in law John Speir, daughter Ginger Speir, daughter in law Marsha Dryle and grandchildren DJ Speir and Brandi Speir.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to your favorite charity. The family will hold a private ceremony for immediate family only. We love and will miss you, Mom, Dad and Johnny but have in peace in knowing that you are together again.
Harry S. Groton, Jr.
OCEAN PINES — Harry Stroble Groton, Jr., 66, of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at his residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1949 in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Harry S. Groton, Sr. and Dorothy Wanex Groton.
He graduated from Saints Peter & Paul High School in Easton, from Marion College Indiana in 1971 and from University of Baltimore Law School in 1980. He worked for a short time for Parole and Probation in Talbot County and then opened his law practice in Berlin in 1983 where he was still working at the time of his death.
He is survived by a brother, Ben Groton (Jackie); a sister, Gwen Chalmers (Billy); nieces and nephews
Caitlin, Connor, Brooks and Brennan Chalmers, Drew Groton and Ali Groton Tejeda; and a long- time companion, Tracy Richstone.
A celebration of Harry’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 from 3-6 p.m. at the Berlin Lions Club.
Tracy Lynn Rzepkowski
SELBYVILLE — Tracy Lynn Rzepkowski, age 57, of Selbyville died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at home.
Tracy was born in Altoona, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Harvey and Dorothy (Miller) Clark.
She worked for many years as a special education teacher for Worcester County Board Of Education and was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville.
Tracy looked forward to visits from her brother from Virginia. She had a designing flair and loved to shop antique places with her close friends. She was a great homemaker for her family and had a strong Christian faith that inspired her family and friends. For the last 8 years despite the cancer, she lived her life to the fullest.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Rzepkowski of Selbyville; a son, John D. Rzepkowski of Selbyville; a brother, Kevin Clark of Harrisonburg, Va.; two brother-in-laws, Tom Rzepkowski and Mike Rzepkowski; three sister-in-laws, Ellen Rice, Kathy Rzepkowski, and Barbara Lloyd; and multiple nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Dan’s parents, Daniel J. Sr. and Joan Rzepkowski.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Zion UMC in Bishopville with Rev. Dean Perdue officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Del. 19963.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.