• March 18, 2019

Ocean City Sentinel: Obituaries


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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Dorsey “George” Hart
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 4:15 pm

July 29, 1956 to March 9, 2019

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Ralston ‘Ross’ Edward Poole, 5o
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 10:04 am

Ralston “Ross” Edward Poole, 50, of Butler, TN, formerly of Ocean City and Upper Twp., NJ, passed away February 16, 2019, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN, after a brave battle with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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Marino A. Bertini, 85
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 9:58 am

Marino A. Bertini, 85, of Ocean City, NJ passed away on February 13, 2019 at his home. Born in Landisville, NJ, he was formerly of Vineland, NJ before moving to Ocean City year round in 1970.

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Robert Edward Klimas, 89
Posted: March 13, 2019 - 10:02 am

Robert Edward Klimas, age 89, passed away at The New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ, on Saturday, March 9th, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/27/2019
Bill Shaw
Posted: February 27, 2019 - 9:26 am

Bill Shaw died peacefully in Shore Medical Center on February 17th after a brief illness.

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Joanne M. Asher, 90
Posted: February 27, 2019 - 9:22 am

Joanne M. “Dodie” Asher, 90, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2019 in Naples, FL. She was married to Chester A. “Bud” Asher, sharing nearly 70 years of marriage and 4 years of courtship before marrying on Bud’s 21st birthday. Born to the late Charles and Eleanor McCutcheon in Philadelphia, PA, Dodie attended Hood College (her mother’s alma mater) and later transferred to Beaver College to be closer to Bud. Together they built an awesome family, and family was the center of Dodie’s world. In addition to her loving husband, Dodie is survived by her children: Chet Asher (Lori), Josie Musch (Rich), Mark Asher (Sue); grandchildren Erica Cura (Tim), Lee Asher (Lauren), Paige Miller (Jimmy), Jill Asher, Audrey Asher; great-grandchildren Ben Cura, Isabel Asher, Alex Asher and Haley Cura.

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Wednesday 02/20/2019
Willie S. Taylor, 93
Posted: February 20, 2019 - 9:10 am

Willie S. Taylor, 93, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Our Lady’s Residence, Pleasantville, NJ.

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Wilbur C. Battersby, Sr.
Updated: February 21, 2019 - 9:25 am

Wilbur (Bill) C. Battersby, Sr., born Oct. 2, 1948, son of Charles and Mary Battersby (Garwood) passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Jean Simpson, 84
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:40 am

Jean Simpson (nee Young), 84, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Wesley Manor.

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Norman Faust Schaut, 86
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:39 am

Schaut, Norman Faust , of Linwood, NJ advertising man and legendary antique show promoter, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife and son at his side on February 11, 2019. He was 86 years old.

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Linda D. Neumann, 71
Posted: February 13, 2019 - 9:37 am

Linda D. Neumann, born in Philadelphia May 8, 1947, died Jan. 22, 2019.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
Frank D. Smith
Posted: February 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm

Frank D. Smith, age 85, of Ocean City NJ, died peacefully on Saturday. February 2, 2019 in the Arden Courts of Warminster.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Dr. Richard L. Raab, DDS, 89
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:48 am

Dr. Richard L. Raab, DDS, 89 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his home.

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Dorothy (Blanche) Shupe Abouchar
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:49 am

Dorothy (Blanche) Shupe Abouchar passed away January 6, 2019. 

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Robert V. Burman, 87
Posted: January 23, 2019 - 9:47 am

Robert V. Burman, age 87, died at his home on January 17, 2019. Bob was born and raised in Ocean City, NJ, graduated in 1950. After High School graduation, he went in to the Air Force. He then returned to his OC home. He was a long time US Postal service worker in Ocean City, retiring in 1986. Former owner of Abington Lodge with Jane. He was a volunteer for the OC Youth Athletic Association, coaching baseball, and an usher at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Bob is survived by his wife Jane, children Andrew Burman (Rae Ann), Wendy Moyle (Garth), Helen Sellitsch (David) and grandchildren Alexandra and Adrienne Sellitsch, Ryan Moyle, Andreanna and Julie Burman. He was predeceased by mother Esther and father Henry, brother Scott Burman. Services for Robert were held Tuesday January 22 at 11:00am, at St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Central Ave., Ocean City. Burial will be private at Seaside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to OCYAA, PO Box 161, Ocean City 08226. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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Wednesday 01/16/2019
Mary R. Cullinane
Posted: January 16, 2019 - 9:44 am

Mary R Cullinane, nee Neary, was born 8/15/1926, passed away 1/10/19.  Mary had 3 sisters and a brother, Noreen, Kathleen, Agnes and Austin.  She was predeceased by her father Austin, Amanda and Stepmother Agnes.  

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Lawrence L. Kintz, 77
Posted: January 16, 2019 - 9:45 am

Larry Kintz, 77, Ft. Myers , FL.,  died  Jan. 6, 2019. He was born in Greensburg PA, son of Leo and Anne (Davis) Kintz.

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Marjorie Bogosian
Posted: January 16, 2019 - 9:42 am

Marjorie “Marge” Bogosian (nee Berberian), Co-Founder, The Camera Shop, Inc. and Visual Sound Inc., Resident of Newtown Square, PA and Ocean City, NJ, Chairwoman, Visual Sound Inc., passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
Nancy Carol Likens Bell, 66
Posted: January 09, 2019 - 9:43 am

Nancy Carol Likens Bell, 66, recently of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on January 5th, 2019. 

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James Paul Blackburn, 88
Posted: January 09, 2019 - 9:45 am

James Paul Blackburn, age 88, of Wilmington, DE and Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Heartland Hospice House.

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Edward B. Johnson, 93
Posted: January 09, 2019 - 9:46 am

Johnson, Edward B., 93 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. He was born on October 1, 1925 at Scotch Hall in Ocean City. He left Ocean City High School in January of 1943 to begin his freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enlist in the U.S. Navy Reserve Officer Training Program. Mr. Johnson was called to active training in July of 1943. After midshipmen’s school at Notre Dame, he was commissioned as an Ensign in June of 1945 where he was assigned to Patrol Craft 1263 after officer training in Miami, FL. 

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Wednesday 01/02/2019
Kathleen Taylor, 97
Posted: January 02, 2019 - 11:53 am

Taylor, Kathleen (Kate, Kit) 97, of Palermo passed away December 26th, 2018. Kate was born October 21st,  1921 to Walter and Charlotte Taylor, in Harrogate, England. She was one of 8 children. She was proud to say she had worked since the age of 14 until her 88th birthday. She began her career as a bookkeeper for an electrical firm, then World War II came along and she went to work in an armaments factory, making bullets. A year into that endeavor, off she went to join the Womens Royal Navy, because, as she often said, “she liked the uniform hat.” In 1943 her time as a WREN came to an end when her daughter Pauline was born. So, being forced “to hang up her hat” it was back to bookkeeping, this time in a large hotel in Harrogate where she remained until 1970, when she came to the USA to be close to her daughter, who had emigrated to Ocean City in 1962. She went to work for an ophthalmologist company, Pettit and Nunn in 1970 and remained employed by them through the various changes of location and ownership until a small stroke ended her working days at the age of 88. She lived her life as a fiercely independent woman, living alone, driving until her daughter took the keys away when she was 92, and she was not happy about that. She was pre- deceased by her 7 siblings, and is survived by her daughter Pauline Brady and grandsons Robb and Christopher Swenk. There will be no services, as was her wish: instead her ashes will be returned to her home town by her family and scattered in a favorite place. For condolences please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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Lynne K. Rio
Posted: January 02, 2019 - 11:51 am

Lynne K. Rio passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center.  She was born in 1945, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Betty J. and Charles B. Fickes.  Her family moved to Ocean City, New Jersey, where Lynne grew up.  She graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1967.  She met her future husband, Carmen A. Rio at Upsala, where they were students.

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Doris Elizabeth Marts, 92
Posted: January 02, 2019 - 11:45 am

Doris Elizabeth Marts (Senior) - 92, of Somers Point, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Spring Village at Galloway.  Doris was born on May 8, 1926 in Ocean City, NJ and was predeceased by her parents, Lavinia (Scull) and Alfred (Al) Senior, her brother, Alfred (Bud) Senior, Jr., LTJG USN and her beloved husband of over 57 years, Robert (Bob) Marts, LCDR USN.

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Wednesday 12/26/2018
Marlene F. McIntyre, 75
Posted: December 26, 2018 - 2:35 pm

McIntyre, Marlene F., 75 of San Antonio,Texas, formerly of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Friday December 21, 2018. Marlene is survived by her loving husband Thomas and her three son’s Sean, Kevin and Jonathan. Her Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Homes of Ocean City/Palermo/Egg Harbor Township

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Marcia K. Rodenhaver, 90
Updated: December 27, 2018 - 9:59 am

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time Ocean City resident Marcia K. Rodenhaver, age 90, on Friday Dec 21, 2018.  Marcia died peacefully in her home (The Pink House on 33rd Street). She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John.

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Sandra Michelle Dungan, 41
Posted: December 26, 2018 - 9:30 am

Dungan, Sandra M. “Sandy,” 41, of Absecon, December 2, 2018. 

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Friday 12/21/2018
Sandra Michelle Dungan, 41
Posted: December 21, 2018 - 3:25 pm

Dungan, Sandra M. “Sandy,” 41, of Absecon, December 2, 2018. 

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
Doris C. Woolman, 100
Posted: December 19, 2018 - 9:53 am

Doris C. Woolman, 100, of Ocean City passed away on December 11, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her husband Wendell Woolman. 

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Rosemary E. Backus, 89
Posted: December 19, 2018 - 9:54 am

Rosemary E. Backus (nee Skelly) of Jenkintown, PA and Ocean City, NJ passed away on Saturday December 15, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of John “Jack” Backus (dec. March 2015) and loving mother of John Jr. (Ann Marie), Lisabeth “Betse” (Joe) Karas, Susan (Paul) Crowley, and Patricia “Patti” (Jerry) Fiore. Adored by her grandchildren Megan, Kevin (Melissa), Katelyn Backus, Peter (Nicole) Karas, Ellen (Greg) Reed, Ryan, Conor, Lauren Crowley, Catherine “Catie”, Michael, Matthew Fiore, in addition to many nieces and nephews and her cherished great-grandchildren Brayden and Natalie Backus. Survived by her sister Jo Anne (John) Dougherty and her brothers Daniel (Rita) and William (Mary Lou) Skelly. Preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Agnes Skelly and her brother Rev. Msgr. Richard Skelly.

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John Lowell McTigue, 81
Posted: December 19, 2018 - 9:52 am

John Lowell McTigue “Sport”, 81 of Somers Point, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, after a brief illness. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Hewas born in Boston, MA, and grew up in Wellesley, MA, where he met his wife Paula. He was a graduate of Wellesley High School and Brown University where he had an exceptional athletic career. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base.

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Ruth Ann Bosbyshell, 90
Posted: December 19, 2018 - 9:42 am

OXFORD, Md – Ruth Ann Bosbyshell, 90, died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Bayleigh Chase in Easton.

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Michael J. Wolf Jr.
Posted: December 12, 2018 - 9:16 am

Michael J. Wolf Jr passed away Friday November 30, 2018 in Philadelphia after a long battle with heart disease. He is predeceased in death by beloved wife Theresa (nee Levins) daughter Misty Ann and parents Anna Salkowski and Michael J. Wolf Sr. He is survived by his children: Michael (Kim) of Haddon Twp, Mark (Lisa) of Claymont, DE, Matthew (Edward) of Ocean City; grandchildren Matthew, Meghan, Mark, Michael and one great grandson, David Matthew.

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Maxine F. Mathewson, 102
Posted: December 12, 2018 - 9:15 am

Maxine (nee Fuson), F. Mathewson, 102, of Atco, beloved wife of the late William Hann and married 44 years to the late Craig Mathewson, died December 6, 2018.

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Wednesday 12/05/2018
Frank E. Kohlenberger, Jr.
Posted: December 05, 2018 - 9:31 am

Frank E. Kohlenberger, Jr. passed away on October 20, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Frank, Sr. and Gertrude (Reimann) on December 5, 1920. Frank grew up in the Elizabeth Public Schools and served in the US Navy in World War Two as an Aviation Electronics Technicians Mate Second Class. After the War, Frank enrolled in the V2 Program at the University of Pennsylvania receiving his commission as a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) while earning his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He subsequently earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and while at Penn, also met Betty Jane MacEwan whom he was to marry in 1947.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Lewis P. Moon, Jr.
Posted: November 14, 2018 - 9:27 am

Cocoa Beach, FL - Lewis P. Moon, Jr., born in Philadelphia on July 7, 1930, he spent most of his life in the greater Philadelphia area before moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1985.  Lewis and his wife, JoAnn maintained a home in Ocean City, New Jersey from 1975 to 2013 before making Cocoa Beach Florida their permanent residence 2013.  He passed away at home on November 8, 2018.  Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, JoAnn (Gidley) Moon; daughters, Linda Atwood (Mark), Barbara Moon, Deborah Smith (Wayne), Helen Coladonato (Vincent), Cynthia Thornton (Byron); nine grandchildren and two great-grand children.   

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Doris V. McCoy Weakley, 94
Posted: November 07, 2018 - 11:12 am

Doris V. McCoy Weakley of Hamilton and Ocean City, NJ, late wife of Calvin W. Weakley died November 3, 2018 at the age of 94.  Per her request, there will be no calling hours.  Burial will be at Colonial Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Arrangements by  Buklad Memorial Home, Trenton, NJ.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Rodney Arthur Rust, 90
Posted: October 31, 2018 - 9:43 am

Rodney Arthur Rust, of Ocean City, a renowned football coach in the professional and college ranks, passed away at home with his family after a brief illness on October 23. Rod was 90 years old.

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Nancy Fox-Hoover
Posted: October 31, 2018 - 9:41 am

Nancy Fox-Hoover, 39 and counting, of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Oct. 25 with her beloved husband Duke Spitzer by her side. 

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Dorothy T. Espy, 93
Posted: October 31, 2018 - 9:40 am

Dorothy T. (nee Giberson) Espy, age 93, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2018,  in Merritt Island, FL, formally of Collingswood, NJ and Ocean City, NJ.

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Sally J. Beise, 95
Posted: October 31, 2018 - 9:39 am

Sally Jean (Ryan) Beise, aged 95 years, of Manor House in Seaford, DE, and formerly of Walpole, MA, and Ocean City, NJ, died peacefully in her sleep on October 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her spouse, Frederick A. Beise, and is survived by five grown children (Catherine, Barbara, Susan, Andrew, and Elizabeth); six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

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Marie R. Houston, 103
Updated: October 31, 2018 - 9:43 am

Marie R. Houston, 103, of Beesley’s Point, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
Joel Demore, 62 J
Posted: October 24, 2018 - 9:27 am

oel Lawrence Demore, 62, of Ocean View, died Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 from complications related to Acute AML-M3 Leukemia. In and out of hospice care prior to his death, Joel died peacefully in his sleep.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Daniel R. Smith, 58
Posted: October 17, 2018 - 10:07 am

Smith, Daniel R. 58 of Lansdowne, PA passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

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LaVerne Flaherty Todd, 71
Posted: October 17, 2018 - 10:06 am

LaVerne Flaherty Todd, 71, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, surrounded by her family.  LaVerne was the daughter of the late Laverne Flaherty Peters and the late John B. Flaherty.  She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, William U. Todd III. 

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Joseph V. Curcio
Posted: October 03, 2018 - 10:33 am

Joseph V. Curcio of Linwood, beloved husband of Dorris, departed this life on September 26, 2018, after quietly battling a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, he met his wife-to-be in Ocean City; they shared 60 years of love, laughter and life. Amongst innumerable business achievements, he was the founder of Universal Tape Company. He never stopped challenging himself and setting new goals. In his own words, “I may not have accomplished them all, but I had fun trying.” An avid sports enthusiast and participant, he and his wife spent countless hours on tennis courts and golf courses. 

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Matt Robb
Posted: October 03, 2018 - 10:34 am

Theodore Matthew Robb, age 45, of Haddon Township, NJ and Ocean City went to be with Jesus on September 24, 2018.  Matt was born April 26, 1973 to Jean and Ted Robb.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Cathie Hicks and nieces Anna, Elizabeth and Gemma Hicks.  He dearly loved his small family and they loved him just as much.  Matt was born with Morquio’s syndrome which physically ravaged his body but not his spirit.  His death leaves a large hole in his small family.  They miss him tremendously.

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Monday 10/01/2018
Joseph V. Curcio
Posted: October 01, 2018 - 10:44 am

Joseph V. Curcio of Linwood, beloved husband of Dorris, departed this life on September 26, 2018, after quietly battling a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, he met his wife-to-be in Ocean City; they shared 60 years of love, laughter and life. Amongst innumerable business achievements, he was the founder of Universal Tape Company. He never stopped challenging himself and setting new goals. In his own words, “I may not have accomplished them all, but I had fun trying.” An avid sports enthusiast and participant, he and his wife spent countless hours on tennis courts and golf courses. 

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
Richard Drew Timmins, Sr.
Posted: September 19, 2018 - 9:36 am

Richard Drew Timmins, Sr. of Ocean City, NJ died September 13, 2018 after a short illness. 

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Rosalind Estelle (Stelle) Stephenson
Posted: September 19, 2018 - 9:35 am

Rosalind Estelle (Stelle) Stephenson (nee Phillips), 90, of Willow Valley Retirement Community, Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2018 due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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