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Obituaries

Edward Hurd

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Edward Hurd Ocean Pines Edward H. Hurd of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 at Coastal Hospice, Stansell House in Ocean Pines. Born Nov. 10, 1930 at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Francis C. Hurd and Josephine Hurd of Montclair, New Jersey…. Read more »

Lakelyn Ashley Draheim

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Lakelyn Ashley Draheim Bishopville Lakelyn Ashley Draheim passed away peacefully at her home in Bishopville, Maryland, on Jan. 13, 2023, after a yearlong battle with DIPG, an aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer. Lakelyn was born in Salisbury, Maryland, on June 28, 2017, to her parents, Lauren and Lance Draheim. To her family, friends and… Read more »

Kathryn Louise Bartz

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Kathryn Louise Bartz Berlin Kathryn Bartz, age 74, from Berlin, Maryland, previously Baltimore, fought a hard battle these past few years. She passed away peacefully at Atlantic General Hospital on Jan. 8, 2023. Kathryn was born Jan. 7, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kathryn leaves behind to cherish her memories by her brother, James Bartz and… Read more »

Edgar Norman Jones Jr.

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Edgar Norman Jones Jr. Ocean Pines Edgar Norman Jones Jr., age 71, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, slipped away on Jan. 3, 2023 at UMMC in Baltimore. These last years of Norm’s life were challenging, but he met them head-on with the gusto and spirit for life by which he was known. Born in Annapolis, Maryland,… Read more »

William Zifchak

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William Zifchak Ocean Pines On the evening of Dec. 7, 2022, William (Bill) Zifchak died surrounded by his family in Ocean Pines, Maryland, at the age of 79. Bill was born in Astoria, New York on Dec. 17, 1942 to Anne and George Zifchak. He graduated in 1964 from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New… Read more »

William F. McBride Jr.

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William F. McBride Jr. Berlin William (Bill) F. McBride Jr. of Berlin, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at the age of 72. He was the loving husband of Lisa (Stanwick) McBride. They celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 4, 2022. He was the son of the late William Sr. and Beatrice… Read more »

William John Burke

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William John Burke Berlin William John Burke, “Bill,” age 83, passed away on Sept. 24, 2022 at Atlantic General Hospital. A native of Ireland, Bill came to the United States in 1963 after graduating from St. Patrick’s College, Carlow. He moved to the Eastern Shore in the early 1980’s after spending 17 years in Arizona… Read more »

Dr. Francis A. Ruffo Sr.

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Dr. Francis A. Ruffo Sr. Ocean Pines Dr. Francis A. (Frank) Ruffo Sr., Age 90 formerly of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away on Sept. 9, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida. Frank was born Nov. 18, 1931 in Frostburg, Maryland, to the late Samuel J. and Mary Ruffo. He was the eldest of three children, a brother,… Read more »

Michael T.S. Reilly

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Michael T.S. Reilly Meadville/Berlin Michael T.S. Reilly, 86, known for his perseverance and one-liners – and his love of family, cookies, chocolate, college football, coffee and dark beer – succumbed to Parkinson’s disease on Sept. 14, 2022. He resided at Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and was formerly of Berlin, Maryland. He was… Read more »

Richard Patrick Brady

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Richard Patrick Brady Salisbury April 25, 1927 – Sept. 7, 2022 Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 25, 1927, Richard Patrick Brady was the son of the late Martin J. Brady and Mary Rikeman Brady. Preceding Mr. Brady in death was his loving wife of 53 years, Eleanor Tylick Brady, along with his… Read more »