We Remember Those We Have Lost May 6, 2016

Maria Marguerite Willett

SELBYVILLE — Maria Marguerite (Margo) Willett, born Goedecke on May 12, 1935, passed away on March 31, 2016, after suffering a long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Calvin Willett of Selbyville Del.

Margo leaves behind her daughter, Michelle Jordan, born Conner, Michelle’s husband, Lou Jordan, and Michelle’s former husband, Stefan Groessl, from Augsburg.

Michelle’s two daughters, Alexis Groessl and Andrea Groess, share the grief of this terrible loss.

Margo is also survived by Calvin’s son, Steven Willett, and his daughter, Cathleen Bernsten. Cathleen’s husband, Joseph Bernsten, and their two children, Shannon and Zachary Bernsten, who are heartbroken by her death.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 12, 2016 at The Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, Md., 21842. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com

William M. Dixon

BERLIN — William M. “Bill” Dixon, age 78, of Berlin, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at home.

William Dixon

William Dixon

Bill was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late William M. and Helen (Davis) Dixon Sr.

He retired from the National Security Agency in 1999 after 37 years of distinguished service. He was a member of the Phoenix Society and was in the Maryland Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judi N. Dixon; two sons, Patrick D. Dixon and wife Terri of Rising Sun, Md. and Robert A. Dixon of Rising Sun, Md.; a daughter, Melissa L. Cardamone and husband Brian of Bishopville; five brothers, Jack Dixon, Louis Dixon, Joe Dixon, Richard Dixon and Michael Dixon; a sister, Susan Compher; and seven grandchildren, Amanda, Dale, Olivia, Cole, Caroline, Nicholas and Tyler.

A memorial service was held on May 2 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home, 19 South Main St., Selbyville, Del. with Rev. Msgr. Steven P. Hurley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com

Jean Ann Hammond

BERLIN — Jean Ann Hammond, age 74, of Berlin, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at home.

Jean Hammond

Jean Hammond

Mrs. Hammond was born in York, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Gene and Lucretia E. (Pangle) Eberly.

She was a very active member of the Ocean City Baptist Church and a volunteer at Atlantic General Hospital. Her passion was to serve others as a true servant of the Lord.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Hammond Jr. of Berlin; two sons, Jeremy A. Dunnick and wife Paula of Millmont, Pa. and Jed S. Dunnick of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Linda Grove of Redline, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 North Division Street, Ocean City, Md. with Pastor Sean Davis officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Christian Shelter, 334 Barclay St., Salisbury, Md. 21804.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com

Josephine Marjorie Kerrigan

BERLIN — Josephine Marjorie Kerrigan, age 94, died on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Born in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Gertrude Rounds Mayer.

She is survived by her son, Robert John Lorsong of Essex, and three daughters, Sandra Ann Nuth of Essex, Md., Diana Kay and her Husband Wallace W. Owens of Berlin and Jacqueline M. Cefaloni of Essex, Md. Also surviving is her sister, Jeanette Miller of Pasadena, numerous nieces and nephews, along with nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Warren Kerrigan; a son, Francis Anthony Kerrigan; and her brothers, Joseph Mayer, Charles Mayer, and sisters, Mabel Karsnak Kosh, Gertrude Adelaide Wand, Theresa Luree Sersen and Charlotte Wahlhaupter.

Josephine was a Manager at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn. She loved playing bunco, was a member of the Red Hat Society, and an active member of the Literacy Club at Worcester County Library, Ocean Pines. She was considered by many to be an inspiring author, writing cards and poetry and was a voracious reader. Josephine was also a devoted member of St. John Neumann Church in Ocean Pines.

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Salisbury Chapter, as well as Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com