Obituaries – October 7, 2022

Lemuel B. Cropper, III

BERLIN — Lemuel B. Cropper, III, age 83, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at his home in Ocean Pines.

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Lemuel B. Cropper, III

Born in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lemuel B Cropper, Jr and Frieda (Kurtz) Frost. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn (Simone) Cropper and daughter Jennifer Cropper- Rines and her husband George Rines. Also surviving is his brother Timothy Cropper and his wife Rosalie, sister-in-law Marietta Bosco and her husband Andy, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Lemuel had served in the United States Navy. Later in life he owned a business that manufactured rubber candy molds in Newark. He was an avid fisherman and commercially crabbed for many years.  He was happiest on his boat.  He was a loving, protective, husband, father, and friend offering quiet strength and a level head always.  He was a fabulous cook and generous spirit.  Above all else, he loved his girls.

Cremation followed his death. Services will be private for the family. A donation in his memory may be made to: Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811.  Letters of condolence may be sent via: . Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.