David Martin Stevens
OCEAN PINES — David Martin Stevens, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in his home in Ocean Pines.
Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late David and Catherine Stevens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stevens. He is survived by his children, David G. Stevens and Jennifer L. Austin and her husband, Christopher. There are three grandchildren, Blake, Nicholas, and Christopher Jr. Also surviving are his sisters, Diane Kwaitkowski and her husband Robert and Catherine Nichols.
Mr. Stevens received a B.S. degree in physics from Saint Peter’s College and a Master’s Degree in computer science from The American University in Washington D.C. He worked in the field of engineering and at the time of his retirement he worked at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation as a manager of special operations. After retirement, he remained active serving as a member of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors for many of his 19 years of retirement in Ocean Pines and as the president of the Mid Atlantic Symphony Association. He liked golfing, poker, traveling, drinking rusty nails and was a faithful member of Holy Savior Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday March 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 17th and Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City where friends may visit one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Sarah Rebecca Keithley
SALISBURY — Sarah Rebecca Keithley, age 28 passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James D. and Rebecca Thompson Keithley of Ocean City. She is survived by her fiancé, Brandon Ward of Salisbury; a brother, Noah Keithley, and a sister, Jenna Keithley, both of Ocean City; and five nieces and nephews.
Sarah, who was homeschooled, was recently promoted to Head Lead at Shore Transit in Salisbury. Previously she worked for several years at Holiday Inn Express in Ocean City. She enjoyed photography, fishing with Brandon and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also adored her dog Gemma and her cats Fancy Feet and Love Bug.
A memorial service was held at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Daryl McCready officiated. A donation in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdf.org. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
BERLIN — Despina Pappas, age 95, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Chios, Greece, she was the daughter of Theodore Sourias and Aygro Vatakis. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pappas; sister Mary Chalcoussis; and brothers-in-law Tony Chalcoussis, Steve Tsapalas and Phillip Garnis. She is survived by her sons, Theodore Pappas (Donna) and Steve Pappas (Dawne); her daughter Virginia Pappas (Jack Burbage); sisters Katherine Garnis and Helen Harris (Harry); and five grandchildren, Nicholas, George, Stephen (Danielle), Jason and Dara.
Despina loved unconditionally and always believed in family first. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately known as “Yia Yia.” She enjoyed crocheting and cooking for her family. Despy truly treasured being in the company of others. She always put others before herself. She was known for spreading love and laughter wherever she went. Despy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Garrison Forest Veteran Cemetery in Owings Mills at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made in her memory to Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future at 9733 Healthway Drive Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
Elinor Virginia Hutton
SELBYVILLE, Del. — Elinor Virginia Hutton, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Selbyville, Del.
Born in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Charles Oscar and Erma Heffner Routzahn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert S. Hutton, in 1983. Mrs. Hutton is survived by her daughter, Joan and her husband Jack Alexander of Ocean Pines, and granddaughter Lauren and husband Matthew Pennington and three wonderful great-grandchildren Collin, Madelynn and Emily of Ocean City. Also surviving are two sisters, Jane Marks of Wilmington, Del. and Mary Staley of Frederick; sister-in-law Gherrie Routzahn of Sun City West, Ariz. and many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Charles Jr., William, James, John and Allen Routzahn.
Mrs. Hutton graduated as a registered nurse from Frederick Memorial Hospital Nursing School where she worked until she and her family relocated to the Canal Zone, Panama where Dr. Hutton worked as a research scientist for the U.S. Army Tropic Test Center at Fort Clayton. They returned to Frederick in 1969, then moved to Sun City West where she resided until moving to Brandywine Assisted Living this past October. Mrs. Hutton enjoyed a full and rewarding life as a grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, avid bridge player and swimmer. Elinor was a member of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ in Frederick and Desert Garden United Church in Sun City West.
A donation in her memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 315 Old Landing Rd., Millsboro, Del. 19966. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.