Paul E. Stockton II
OCEAN CITY — Paul E. Stockton II, 65 of Ocean City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12 at Delaware Hospice.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1954 in Indiana to the late Paul and Helen Stockton. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, Ind. Paul spent his work years in baking, mostly as a plant supervisor at Hostess Baking Co. in Indiana.
He was a big Purdue University sports fan and loved the Baltimore Ravens. Paul liked spending time at the beach but also liked returning to visit family in Indiana. He enjoyed playing poker as a member of Resort Poker League where he had many friends.
Paul is survived and will be missed by his loving and devoted partner, Joan Ryan; his loving sisters and brother, Leslie Nieman (Michael), Jerry Stockton (Paula), Tammy Stockton (Kellie), and Tracy Markley (Todd); and three nieces and a nephew, Dana Larson (Rick), Blake Markley, Adam Markley, and Carly Markley.
In addition to his parents, Paul was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Marion, and one niece, Rhonda Spears.
Joan Dischner Clark
SALISBURY — Joan Dischner Clark, 83, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at her home on June 9, 2019.
Born on Aug. 29, 1935, she was the loving wife of the late Edwin F. Clark and together they enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Joanie Clark DiNardo and Allison Clark Niles; their husbands Dr. Ignatius Loyola DiNardo and Arthur David Niles; and her five grandchildren, Gregory Ignatius DiNardo, Madeline Domeij DiNardo, Lillian Grace DiNardo, Helen Wahlstrom Niles and Harry Goodbody Niles.
Joan was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Aug. 29, 1935. She was one of five children born to Edward and Ella Dischner. Joan was raised in the east end of Pittsburgh and graduated from The Saint Francis Academy in 1953.
A multi-talented business woman with a passion for entertaining, Joan and her husband Ed started their business Party Specialties in 1988. They were known for the festive venues they created. Joan enjoyed playing bridge and golf and was a long-time member of Ocean Pines Golf Club and the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club. She was also an avid gardener and her home always bloomed with violets, orchids and fabulous fig trees.
Joan’s family will never forget her independent nature, quick wit and her admiration for a great shirt and a sharp tie. She lived in Mallard Landing for the past four years where she enjoyed days filled with her loving family and friends, Eastern Shore excursions, puzzles and card games. Her loyal toy poodle Charlie was always by her side and brought her great comfort and companionship.
A memorial service will be held at The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. located at 909 South Schumaker Drive. Please feel free to arrive early to enjoy the museum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Wicomico County, Coastal Hospice or Mac Inc. Area Agency on Aging.
George Phillip Timmons Sr.
BERLIN — George Phillip Timmons Sr., age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late William Harrison Timmons and Florence Littleton Timmons. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Timmons; son, George Phillip Timmons Jr. and Melissa Miller of Berlin; daughter, Stacy Lynn White and Christine Spencer of Berlin; brothers, Billy Timmons of Pocomoke, Charlie Timmons (Karen) of Snow Hill, Bobby Timmons (Margaret) of Pittsville and Frank Timmons (Mary) of Salisbury; sister, Catherine Taylor (Late Cletus) of Pittsville; four grandchildren, Samantha Ours (Jay), Joshua White, Phillip James Timmons and Megan Wharton (Adam); three great grandchildren, Jai Ours, Cade Phillip Ours, Stryder Wharton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proud to pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy for 26 years. He was a salesman at Burke Equipment Company for over 20 years and also proud to have worked at Central Implement Co. for 30 years. He also served in the Army and was proud to have made Sgt.E5 in less than a year. But his greatest and proudest accomplishments were being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by many.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the George P Timmons Rec Building located at 9324 Kitts Branch Rd in Berlin. Pastor Danielle Kellam officiated. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Libertytown. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Church of God of Prophecy 10407 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811. 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.
Patricia Ann Moran
OCEAN CITY — Patricia Ann Moran, loving wife of Ed Chester, passed peacefully on June 16, 2019 surrounded by family.
She is survived by her four daughters, Cynthia (Tom) Gedra, Leslie (David) Lewald, Alicia Moran, and Laura (Saša) Mirković, and her grandchildren, Dylan and Alexandra Lewald, Nicholas Gedra, and Oscar, Stella and Kosta Mirković. Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred Moran, and parents, Lillian and Charles Evans.
Born Nov. 5, 1932 in Baltimore, Pat went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from St. Agnes Nursing School with lifelong friends Libby Russell Degnan and Mary Redman. In her youth, she traveled by steamer ship to Europe and worked as a hospital nurse in Bermuda. She met her first husband, teacher Alfred Moran, while she was working as a school nurse at the same school. Her favorite professional job was working as a public health nurse and helping families.
Known as the fun mom of the community, Pat could be found out on her bicycle, inner-tubing down Winter’s Run with a host of kids in tow or riding the waves and walking the beaches of Ocean City with her grandkids and kids.
A longtime resident of Towson, Forest Hill and Ocean City, Pat was an engaged member of the community. She was a devoted member of the Ocean City Beautification Committee and the Mayor’s New Years’ Day Celebration at City Hall.
Pat met and married her last love, husband Ed Chester, in Ocean City in 2003. They later moved to Annapolis, and have lived there since.
Throughout her life, she was the neighborhood RN and beloved friend and neighbor to many. As an only child, her lifelong friends became her family.
A wake will be held at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Md. Visitation hours are 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.
Christian services will take place at St. Mary’s Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Md. at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 24.
Donations in her honor can be made to the Ocean City Beautification Committee, c/o OC Recreation and Parks Department, 200 125th Street, Ocean City, Md. 21842.
An online guest book is available at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com .
OCEAN CITY — Jamie Miller, 60, of Madisonville, Tenn. and Ocean City, died on Friday, June 14 2019 surrounded by his large, loving family and dear friends. Jamie was a devoted son of the late Joan Wood Miller of Ocean City. He spent the happiest days of his childhood in Ocean City and loved the town as it was when he was a boy. Jamie made life-long friends there and remained in close touch with his childhood friends for the rest of his life.
The eastern shore also brought Jamie one of his other great loves, Renee Roissier of Laurel Del. They met in college and were happy together for the rest of her life. In search of adventure, Renee, Jamie and their dogs set off for Alaska in 1984. They married there and founded a small business. Jamie went to work for British Petroleum in the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay. Jamie took up weight lifting while living in Alaska and to this day holds state records for squat and bench. The first three of their many children were born in Alaska. In the mid-1990s, the family moved to eastern Tennessee and added six more children, many horses, dogs, and a few more small businesses to their already full lives. In these happy years, Jamie commuted to his job in Alaska, spent time at their Ocean City beach house and threw himself into his children’s many sports and hobbies at Greenback School and throughout the community.
A man who took great joy in building the family experience, Jamie supported and often found the latest addition to the growing herd of horses he and Renée acquired. Starting with the local 4-H group, and going on to compete in shows and rodeos around the state, Jamie could often be found proudly watching or assisting his wife and children in their many horse-related pursuits. His most memorable horse activities would be the summer days and long weekends spent camping and trail-riding much of the state and national parks in the area and nearby states.
Jamie took his two oldest boys, Jackie and Jeremy, to Greenback High School where they both excelled in sports and academics. He also took a special interest in the sport of wrestling. Jamie, with the help of head coach Justin Ridge, molded Greenback into the top team in the east Tennessee area and a state contender. Jamie was considered a beloved role model to all the Greenback wrestling team. He would often take his own time, money and big 12-passenger van to wrestling tournaments across the state. Jamie bought countless meals for all the highs school wrestlers, and even let some live in his house for a summer if needed. Jamie continued the role of biggest fan and supporter for all of his children’s sports and activities; including music, dance, basketball, and more.
In 2009 their lives were shattered by the tragic murder of his adored wife, Renee. Jamie never returned to his job in Alaska but with the help of his family and many friends he made it through those dark days for the sake of his children. He reconnected with a high school girlfriend, Penny O’Linger. Over the next few years she became his partner in life and business, They founded Anchor Transportation, a freight brokerage. Together they worked this business and the job of rearing his children.
Jamie is remembered as a loyal and devoted friend to many. He never stopped rooting for the underdog and was quick to help others. He was generous to all. He had a huge heart and enormous appetite for politics, sports and history. He used his long commutes and late nights to read voraciously.
With tremendous courage and strength, he faced his devastating diagnosis of aggressive cancer. Although he tried many things and hoped for the best, he spent much of his remaining time organizing his affairs, leaving positive memories, and issuing clear guidance for his children. Even when he was in excruciating pain, he continued to plan for their future.
Jamie was enormously proud of his children and wanted the very best for each one of them. He is survived by Joannie (of Anchorage, Alaska), Officer Jackie Miller (currently Asheville N.C.), Jeremy, Jesse, Jason, Joey, Jerry and Jax of Madisonville, and Janna of Salisbury; his dear partner and friend, Penny O’Linger of Ocean City; an aunt that he considered more of a sister, Susie Erickson of Gettysburg Pa; his four little sisters, Jeanne Gaetano of Salisbury, Cathie Fagerstrom of Arlington, Va., Terry Miller of Ocean City and Kristi Miller of Chicago Ill.; two aunts; an uncle; many cousins, nieces and nephews; a large extended family; the SDHS class of 1977; his Salisbury University wrestling friends; and many others who grieve his loss. Services were held in Tennessee. There will be a celebration of life in Ocean City at a later date.