Lillian Taylor Townsend
OCEAN CITY — Lillian Taylor Townsend, age 98, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Susan Rynehart Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Francis J. Townsend, Jr. in 2001. She is survived by her children, Dr. Francis J. Townsend, III and his wife Jan of Baltimore, Susan Mullaney of Ocean City, Tina Smyth and her husband Dr. Thomas Smyth of Baltimore, and John R. Townsend and his wife Candace of Leandar, Texas. She was an adored grandmother to nine grandchildren, Frances Julianne Townsend, Grace Mullaney, Anna, Sophie, Jack and Sarah Townsend, and Taylor, Burk and Sam Smyth. Preceding her in death were her beloved sisters Roberta Foley and Helen Chambers and brother Howard Taylor.
Lil grew up in Severna Park and Baltimore City. As a young girl, she did some modeling and had landed two small parts in two movies that were being filmed in the area “Annapolis Farewell” and “Navy Blue and Gold”. She was an accomplished diver and swimmer (swam across the Severn River) and a graduate of Goucher College. She taught kindergarten briefly before marrying Francis Townsend and moving to Ocean City where she would embrace the role of homemaker and doctor’s wife with relish. Always organized, she balanced children, and busy social life, while making time for baking, flower arranging tennis, and bridge.
She was a member of St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, The Dunes Club, Federated Garden Club, Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Board, and Director Emeritus of the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum. She also helped found ECHO Medical Center on Wight’s Island. Lil Townsend was a positive influence in the betterment of our community.
Funeral services were held. A donation in her memory may be made to rhe Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, 9733 Healthway Dr. Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Dorothy Jane Costanzo
OCEAN PINES — Dorothy Jane Costanzo, age 86, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Garland G. and Luvenia Stanley Whitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas J. Costanzo. She is survived by her children, Joseph :Mike” Costanzo and his wife Susan of Ocean Pines, Grace Cecelia Costanzo and her husband Kaya Sume of Ocean Pines, and Jo Anne Altvater and her husband John of Salisbury. She was an adored grandmother to Michael Costanzo and his wife Kimberley, Karen Costanzo and her husband Joe Huff, Billy Cauble and his fiancée Lana and Keri Coc and her husband Johnny. There are three great-grandchildren, Gia, Taylor and Skylar. Also surviving is her sister, Frances Costanzo of Greensboro, N.C.
Mrs. Costanzo was a member of Holy Savior Catholic Church. She was a friend to many charities and fund raisers and a longtime volunteer at Atlantic General Hospital. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Stanislao Esposito will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Garden of the Pines near Ocean Pines.
A donation in her memory may be made to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, 9733 Healthway Dr. Berlin, Md. 21811, or to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Martin Glenn Price
OCEAN PINES — Martin Glenn Price, age 85, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Martin E. and Marguerite L. Baker Price. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara A. Price, and daughters, Nancy A. Simonds, Kim A. Price and Lori A. Price and step-daughter Linda Bieber, step sons Michael Lane and his wife Debbie and Mark Lane and his wife Jackie. There are five grandchildren, Jennifer, Laura, Christopher, Joseph and Holly.
Marty had served in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Shea. After retiring from the Port Authority Police, New York/New Jersey, he returned to the Eastern Shore. He was an active member of the American Legion where he served as Post Commander (three times), District Commander, and most recently, a member of the Executive Committee for the Department of Maryland. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Past Forty and Eight Grand Chef de Gare of the Grand Voiture of Maryland, and the VFW.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 1 at the American Legion Post #166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. A donation in his memory may be made to a veterans charity of your choice.
Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com