Russell Calvert Dashiell
SALISBURY — Russell Calvert Dashiell, 94, a resident of Salisbury and Ocean City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at home. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late J. Roland Dashiell, Sr. and Doris Disharoon Dashiell.
He attended Wicomico High School and in World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. His Engineer Battalion was at Normandy, The Bulge and the Remagen Bridge. A witness to history, he never played up his experience in the service of his country but retained a lifelong hatred of Spam. Upon his discharge, he returned to Salisbury and went to work in his family’s business, J. Roland Dashiell & Sons, Inc., General Contractors. He spent his entire professional life as a partner in the business working alongside his brothers and brothers-in-law. He retired in 1992 and enjoyed his retirement immensely. He was married to the love of his life, Charlotte Brown Dashiell, for 65 wonderful years, who predeceased him in 2013.
He was a lifelong and devoted member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury and attended Atlantic Methodist Church in Ocean City. He was also a member of Green Hill Yacht and Country Club and the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club. Also, he served on the Board of the John B. Parsons Home. His interests were golf, boating and fishing.
He was predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, O. Woodland Dashiell (Peggy), J. Roland “Buck” Dashiell, Jr. (Dorothy), Elinor Dashiell Boccia (Pat), Elizabeth Dashiell Brown (Joseph), Bruce M. Dashiell (Andy) (Joan), Donald L. Dashiell (Shirley) and Robert Dale (Bunky) Dashiell.
He is survived by three sons, Russell C. Dashiell, Jr. and his wife, Jo Ann Forbes Dashiell, Charles B. Dashiell, and Jeffrey D. Dashiell and his wife, Tina Tara Dashiell; grandchildren, Chase Dashiell, Hannah Dashiell Vernooy and her husband, Mike, Haley Dashiell and Maggie Dashiell; sister-in-law, June T. Dashiell; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, Camden Avenue in Salisbury, MD on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 1401 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, Md. 21801.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
Joan Wolf Browne
CHESTERTOWN — Joan Wolf Browne, of Chestertown, died on Feb. 20, 2016 at Compass Regional Hospice House in Centreville.
She was 80. She was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Russell T. and Annamae Becker Wolf. She was a graduate of John Bartram High School class of 1953. She was married to Donald K. Forbes for 18 years and had two children. She later remarried in 1978 to the love of her life, L. Stevens “Steve” Browne of Denton. They resided in Chestertown where she worked at Washington College as a data manager from 1973 until she retired in 1998.
Mrs. Browne is a member of the International Red Hat Society, belonging to both the Ancient Mary Landers Chapter and the Little Red Hatted Hens Chapter. She was also a previous member of the Republicans of Kent. She enjoyed horseback riding and dancing in her early years and later crocheting, knitting, sketching, making jewelry and being entertained at Dover Downs.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn West of Millington; a son, Mark Forbes of New York; along with grandchildren Beverly Erin Hall and Steven West; and great grandchildren Alexander Hall and Keaira Hall.
Services were held Feb. 25. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Compass Regional Hospice 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, Md. 21617. www.fhnfuneralhome.com
Wade Forrest Johnson
OCEAN CITY — Wade Forrest Johnson, 41, died unexpectedly on Feb. 21 at PRMC in Salisbury.
Born a native of Ocean City, he was the son of beloved parents Forrest and Phyllis Johnson of Ocean City. Also surviving is adored son Henry Johnson Winter; fiancé Sharon Winter; sister Jennifer Johnson; niece Rachel Hreshko of Ocean City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Florida, California and Colorado.
A 1992 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, he proudly worked many years in our local restaurant community. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. His passions included surfing, skateboarding and fishing. He was a free spirit with a kind and loving heart who will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends who have lost “one of a kind.”
A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends. A donation may be made in his memory to Ocean City Surf Club, P.O. Box 4752, Ocean City, Md. 21842.