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Obituaries

Ricky Raiseem Whittington

Ricky Raiseem Whittington

Ricky Raiseem Whittington Woodbridge Ricky Raiseem Whittington, age 40, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 10, 2022, from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash. Ricky was born in Salisbury, Maryland, and was the son of Karen Whittington-White and the late Ricky Lemont Whittington. Ricky was raised in Parsonsburg, Maryland, and graduated from Parkside… Read more »

Betty Smith Bush

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Betty Smith Bush Berlin/Ocean City Betty Smith Bush, age 81, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Catered Living in Ocean Pines. Born in Salisbury, raised in South Point and Synepuxent, she was the daughter of Mack and Elise Smith. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Bush; and children, James Hudson and his… Read more »

Eric Andrew Nilsson

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Eric Andrew Nilsson Ocean Pines Eric Andrew Nilsson, age 93, passed away at Atlantic General Hospital on Monday, June 6, 2022. Born on Patriots Day, Sept. 11, 1928 in Jamaica, New York, he was the first son of Swedish immigrants Harry Nilsson and Svea Svensson. He is survived by his wife, Hanne Nilsson; his children,… Read more »

Michael Steele

Michael Steele Ocean Pines It is Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Coastal Hospice-Stansell House in Ocean Pines and the ‘real’ Michael Steele, 74, (formerly of Jamaica, Queens, New York, and southeastern Pennsylvania) has left the building. Among many other wonderful things, he was the perfect partner for Sharon Dorsey of Ocean Pines, and devoted dad… Read more »

Richard Albert Riehl

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Richard Albert Riehl Berlin Richard A. Riehl, age 83, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away at TidalHealth, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Born in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Phillip Riehl and Herta (Behrent) Riehl. Dick grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland. He graduated from Trade… Read more »

Mary Ellen Cropper

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Mary Ellen Cropper Newark Mary Ellen Cropper, age 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Wells and Grace Ellen Rayne Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William G. Cropper, in 2009, and her brother-in-law, Andy Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah… Read more »

Dianne Sherry Isett

Dianne Sherry Isett

Dianne Sherry Isett Ocean Pines Dianne Sherry Isett, 72 years of age, passed away at home, on April 28,2022, with loved ones by her side. She was born to William and Doris Isett of Parkville, Maryland, and lived in the Baltimore area for many years. After graduating from Parkville High, she went to work for… Read more »

James Arthur McAleer

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James Arthur McAleer Berlin James Arthur McAleer, 63, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Born in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 18, 1958 to John H. and Rose Mary McAleer, he was raised in Wheaton, Maryland, where he learned to run the streets both literally, figuratively and imaginatively. That passion for travel… Read more »

Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr.

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Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr. Ocean City Joseph L. Zorbach, Jr., passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side on April 26, 2022. Joe (or fondly known as OCBocaJoe) grew up in Parkville, Maryland, where he made lifelong friendships. Joining the Navy as a young man, he served our country honorably. Upon leaving the… Read more »

Richard Albert Passwater

Richard A. Passwater

Richard Albert Passwater Winterville/Sarasota/Ocean Pines Richard Albert Passwater of Winterville, North Carolina, Sarasota, Florida, and Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed into his eternal rest on April 28, 2022, at the age of 84. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Sr. and Mabel King Passwater; and his brother, Stanley Passwater Jr. He is survived… Read more »