We Remember Those We Have Lost – January 4, 2019

Edward Frank Gemmel

BERLIN — Edward Frank Gemmel, age 70, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at his home in Berlin.

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Edward Frank Gemmel

Born in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Sebastian Gemmel and Helen Krcelich Gemmel. He is survived by his beloved partner, Beverly Sweitzer of Berlin, and two daughters, Tami Cunningham and her husband Timothy of Orefield, Pa., and Sherri Martinek and her husband Todd of Berlin. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his two daughters, Jane Gemmel. Also surviving is a step-daughter, Michelle Anderson and her husband Jeff of Eagle, Colo. There are five grandchildren, Ty, Trista, Trevor, Alexis and Cash, and his brothers, George Gemmel (Judy) of Bethlehem, Pa., Robert Gemmel (Cheryl) of Allentown, Pa., Richard “Ricky” Gemmel (late Deborah) of Newnan, Ga. and John Gemmel (Deborah) of Catasauqua, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gemmel was a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of the South Point Association. A Penn State fan, he loved cars and was a boating and fishing enthusiast. He enjoyed sitting on the docks and watching the boats coming in after an afternoon of fishing.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at noon at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Donations may be made to Coastal Hospice P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123. Arrangements are in care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolences may be sent to the family via www.burbagefuneralhome.com


Donald Joseph Whelan

OCEAN CITY — Donald Joseph Whelan, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

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Donald Joseph Whelan

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edwin Whelan and Loretta Mary Capelli. He is survived by his wife, Marion Whelan; sons David Whelan, Kevin Whelan and wife Jen, Michael Whelan and wife Jackie, Sean Whelan and wife Dawn and Danny Sinnott; daughter Stacy Cordero; brother Martin Whelan; and 10 grandchildren.

A funeral mass was held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at Holy Savior Catholic Church. Rev. Esposito officiated. Interment followed mass at Sunset Memorial Park. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.