We Remember Those We Have Lost – March 15, 2019

William Kenneth Tyler Sr.

OCEAN CITY — William Kenneth Tyler Sr., 93, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019.

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William Kenneth Tyler Sr.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Soloman Goldsborough Tyler Sr. and Alma Aaron Tyler. He was preceded in death by two brothers, S. Goldy Tyler and Burtis Tyler. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sylvia Tyler; sons Chris Tyler (Polly) and W. Kenneth Tyler Jr. (Barbara); daughters Theodora Ann Tyler and Robin Tyler Bunting; sister Phyllis North; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Ken served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II on a USS LST 817 (Fire Control-Man) until 1946 when he joined the Maryland State Police as a trooper. In 1956 he served as Deputy Sheriff of Worcester County, until 1959, when Governor Tawes appointed him to the office of Sheriff. In 1962, he was re-elected and served as Sheriff until 1966.

Interested in real estate and all things Ocean City, Ken worked for Anderson-Stokes Realty firm in the 1970s until opening his own business, Ken Tyler Real Estate. He held the office of President for the Greater Ocean City Board of Realtors and served as an Associate Broker for O’Conor, Piper and Flynn from 1982 to 1998. Additionally, Mr. Tyler served as a Worcester County Commissioner and a Judge of the Orphan’s Court. He was a life member of the Ocean City Fire Company and the American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars. Other affiliations include US LST Association, Masons, Shriners and Lions Club.

An active member of St. Paul’s By the Sea, Ken served in many varied capacities — the Vestry, Warden, Usher, kitchen work, building and construction, search committees and overseeing the building fund to name a few.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s By the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City. Visitation with family will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Paul’s By the Sea Episcopal Church or the Ocean City Fire Department.


Lawrence J. Jock Sr.

BERLIN — Lawrence J. Jock Sr., age 85, of Berlin died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and was the son of the late John and Florence Jock.

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Lawrence J. Jock Sr.

Larry graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1952 and then enlisted with the Navy from 1952 to 1954. He was well known as the best dental technician in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area before his retirement. Larry was Vice President of Everything of the Coastal Fisherman newspaper from 2006 to present. He enjoyed golf and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maureen Jock of Berlin; three sons, Larry Jock and his wife Mary, of West Ocean City, Tom Jock and his wife Maria of West Ocean City and John Jock and his wife Sue of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; six grandchildren, Larry Jock, III, Melina Rodriguez, Kayla Jock, Thomas Jock, Kaitlyn Jock and Jack Jock; and a great grandson, Travis Jock.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Jock.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Holy Savior Catholic Church on 17th Street in Ocean City. Friends may call one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.


Ann T. Burns

REHOBOTH BEACH — Ann T. Burns, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 10, 1932, to the late Edward and Grace Ewing.

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Ann attended Ursuline College in Ohio and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was married to Major General (R) Paul P. Burns for 55 years. During Paul’s time in the Army, Ann raised five children and was very active in their military life. Following Paul’s retirement from the Army, Ann received her nursing degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and they moved to Rehoboth Beach, DE. In retirement, Ann enjoyed her family and friends, playing bridge and golf, her garden club and volunteered as a visiting/traveling nurse for Delaware Hospice.

Predeceased by husband Paul, her parents, sister Joan, and son William, Ann is survived by her children, Maryellen Rosenblit (Robbie) of Ocean City, Kevin Burns (Lauri) of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian Burns (Andrea), of Pinehurst, N.C. and Colleen Wilgus (David) of Bethany Beach, Del.; her siblings, Bob Ewing (Mic) and Tom Ewing (Ruth); her grandchildren, Andrea Burns, Martin Burns, Sarah Rosenblit (Rory Nodine), David Rosenblit, Seth Wilgus, Derek Wilgus, Hanna Burns, and Jenna Burns; and her great grandchildren, Madison Burns, Quinn Burns, Owen Nodine and Cooper Nodine.

A Funeral Service and Interment will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ann’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Del. 19963.

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. 19958, where letters of condolences may be sent.

Please visit Mrs. Burns’ Life Memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.


Joseph Richard Beatty, Jr.

BERLIN — Joseph Richard Beatty, Jr. 68, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Born in Catonsville, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph R. Beatty, Sr. and Cornelia Beatty.

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Joseph Richard Beatty, Jr.

In addition to his loving wife of 25 years, Mary Carduff-Beatty, he is survived by a daughter, Anna M. McBride of Baltimore; three grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha and Emily McBride; and his beloved “fur babies,” Cody, Beau and Sammy.

He was a 1965 graduate of Baltimore Poly-Tech High School and attended Catonsville Community College and the University of Baltimore. He spent most of his adult life in the real estate/building industry.

Joe will always be remembered for his great smile and positive attitude. He was an avid reader, sailor and had an intense love of animals.

A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.

Contributions in his memory may be made to, Kenile’s Kupboard, PO Box 598, Ocean City, Md. 21843 or Carolina F, 6705 Union Highway, Pacolet, S.C. 29372 (Carolina Poodle Rescut.org)

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.


Joseph Matthew Metro, Jr.

OCEAN CITY — Joseph Matthew Metro, Jr., age 81, of Ocean City, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Oakridge, Tenn., passed away on March 8, 2019, with his family by his side.

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Joseph Matthew Metro, Jr.

He was the son of the late Joseph Matthew Metro, Sr. and Helen Sabol Metro and brother of deceased Dolores Metro Cepko and beloved husband of Georgette Metro of 57 years.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec. 14, 1937, he graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. Joseph and Georgette were married on Aug. 12, 1961. He is survived by his children, Joseph Matthew Metro III of California, Valarie (Scott) Montgomery of Baltimore and Debbie (Kyle) Hayes of Bishopville, Md. In addition, he leaves behind his grandchildren, Joseph Matthew Metro, IV, Brooke Metro, Sean Obiecunas, Emily Montgomery, Sarah (Clayton)Camponschi, Tiffany (Andrew) Evans, Kyle Hayes, Jr. and Andrew Hayes, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rosalia Church, 411 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. with the Mass immediately following visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Deer Creek Cemetery, PA-28, Cheswick, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be done to Parkinson’s Foundation.


John E. Cresmer

OCEAN CITY — John E. Cresmer, age 68, of Ocean City, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital.

Mr. Cresmer was born on Aug. 2, 1950, in Norristown, Pa., to the late Edward N. and Joan M. (Custer) Cresmer. He was a graduate of Norristown High School and Denison University.

Before retiring, Mr. Cresmer worked in the auto parts industry.

Mr. Cresmer was a member of Norristown Lodge #620, Free & Accepted Masons and Sons of The American Revolution.

Mr. Cresmer is survived by his brother, James L. Cresmer, Key West, Fla.

A private graveside service will be held in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens in King Of Prussia, Pa. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. in Trappe.