OCEAN CITY — John Kunzler, 56, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at home surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was born in Lancaster on Oct. 20, 1961. He was the son of the late Chris Kunzler and Joan S. Kunzler.
John graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School. His career at Kunzler and Co. Inc. began with an entry level position and ended as the Executive Vice President of Operations. John’s leadership, friendship and wisdom will be missed by his peers.
John was an avid hunter and fisherman whose boat, Chasin Tails, was docked at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City and has been seen as far south as Cuba. He won many tournaments throughout his career as a fisherman. And, as John would tell you, there was no such thing as a bad day fishing.
John is survived by his loving wife, Trina, and brother, Chris and his wife, Kim of Baltimore. Additionally, he is survived by two daughters, Krystle of Lancaster, Pa. and Karli of Virginia, step sons Nick and his future wife, Erin of Lititz, Pa. Lance and his wife, Liz of Virginia and Jagur, at home; as well as three grandchildren, Gage, Lucas and Gracie. He is also survived by his canine companion of 10 years, Ruger. In the past 16 years, Trina and John made joyous memories with their children, grandchildren and in their Florida home.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030, The Ocean City Marlin Club, 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842 or the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, Pa. 17601.
Please visit John’s Memorial Page at www.TheGroffs.com
John Frank Mari
OCEAN PINES — John Frank Mari, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anthony and Carmella Spagnole Mari. He is survived by his wife, Paulette Mari; and children, Francis Mari and his wife Susan “Cha” of Gaithersburg, Celeste Schepp of Ocean Pines, Sterling Ambrose of Hallendale, Fla. and Ann Ebert and her husband Ray of White Plains, N.Y. He was the adored grandfather to six grandchildren, Raizel Kavvetscag, Ryan Schepp, Marcella Schepp, Stephen Schepp, Kristen Badik and Gianna Ebert.
John had served in the United States Army, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry, and 8th Infantry Division. Later he received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from New York City Community College. He had worked for several marketing firms before becoming Vice President of Wells, Rich and Greene, Inc. (Printing Division) in New York, in 1966, where he worked until retiring. He also taught visual arts in New York City for a number of years. He attended St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and was a member of Knights of Columbus (Honorary 4th Degree), and the Sinepuxent American Legion Post #166. He enjoyed carpentry, boating, bowling, and snow skiing, and figure skating, and was a devoted New York Yankees fan.
Services were held. Interment will be at a later date in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY. A donation in his memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Delores Elaine Grasley
OCEAN PINES — Delores Elaine Grasley, age 79, died on Friday, July 27, 2018 at her home.
Born in Phillipsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Vivian Schnarrs Jones of Eden and the late Arthur Jones, Sr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Harold V. Grasley, and daughter Lori Ruth Morgan of Ocean Pines. There is one grandson, Ryan Earley, and his fiancée, Rebecca Bright.
Mrs. Grasley was a graduate of Bloomsburg University, and had worked as a private duty nurse as well as in hospital and nursing homes. She enjoyed the beach, walking her dog Daisy, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Cremation followed her death. No formal services are planned at this time. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com .
Maureen Estelle Wlazlowski
BERLIN — Maureen Estelle Wlazlowki, age 81, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Paulene Pennewell Hughes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon P. Wlazlowski, and a grandchild, brother and a sister. Surviving are her children, Leo Wlazlowski and his wife Liz of Millstone Township, N.J., Kathy Collins and her husband Gary of Berlin, Cindy Rohloff and her husband Gary of Waretown, N.J., and Ellen Sliwicki and her husband John of Leonardo, N.J. There are seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Also surviving are two brothers, and two sisters.
Maureen had been a homemaker, and had worked for a time for Candy Kitchen and Aunt Annie’s Pretzels. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and supporter of the Shepherd’s Nook. She was an avid reader, and scrabble player. She loved flowers and birds.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Aug. 8, at noon at St. John Neumann Catholic Church near Ocean Pines. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A donation in her memory may be made to the Ocean Pines Fire Company, 911 Ocean Pkwy, Berlin, Md. 21811, or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com . Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Patricia Ann Fairbend
SELBYVILLE Surrounded by family and lifelong friends, Patricia Ann Fairbend, age 75, of Selbyville died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Mrs. Fairbend was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late William L. and Eulojia Marie (Black) Nine.
She was a retired early childhood educator. She also was a member of St Luke Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary in Ocean City, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a coordinator of Irish Outreach of Ocean City.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard D. Fairbend III; a daughter, Patricia F. Trent and husband Tim of Farmville, Va.; two sons, Richard W. Fairbend and wife Kristen of Athens, Ga. and M. Dean Fairbend and wife Sasha of Frederick; a brother, William Nine, and wife Peggy; seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Ryan, Jacob, Katie, Anna, Nate, and Sophie; three honorary children, Mario Granados M. of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Aranda of Paraguay, Monica Trott of Wisconsin; two nieces, Kimberly and Kathleen; and many honorary grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AFS Intercultural Programs USA at www.afsusa.org.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.