“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries

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Maryann Otterbeck
January 19, 1943 - June 28, 2024
Maryann Otterbeck, born on January 19, 1943, at St. Joseph Hospital in Queens, NY, was the beloved daughter of Edward J. Agnitsch and Nora Sheehan. She graduated from Massapequa High School and later pursued further education at the Long Island Business Institute in 1992. A dedicated and diligent individual, Maryann worked as an assistant secretary for Eastern Federal Savings and Loans before joining Edwin B. Stimpson Inc. as an assistant personnel manager in 1993.
Maryann's life was marked by her deep love and commitment to her family. She married the late Fredrick Otterbeck on February 13, 1965, and together they raised two loving daughters, Maryann Spina (Joseph) and Denise Stanisci (the late Gregory). She cherished her three wonderful grandchildren—Gregory Stanisci (Amber), Alyssa Lechner (Patrick), and Samantha Spina—and was blessed with four great-grandchildren: Lacey, Barry, Nora, and Rylee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son-in-law Gregory, and her beloved Irish Setter, Bailey, Maryann's memory lives on through her family and all who knew her.

Rachel Jane Esposito
September 24, 1984 - June 28, 2024
If one was watching the skies at sunrise on June 28, 2024, one might have noticed a star in the north sky dim a little more than the rest. Not long after sunrise the world lost a bright light and will forever be that much darker. Rachel Jane Esposito passed onto her next journey in the great beyond that morning, leaving behind a village that is shattered.
Born on September 24, 1984 to Deborah Maxey Howard and Jay Frank Weiland, Rachel erupted into this world with a fire that would never be quelled until death. Born with spina bifida, she spent her life challenging doctors, teachers, mentors, friends, and family. Not accepting the words “be safe“ and “you won’t be able to do that“, she excelled at proving the naysayers wrong. Through many tragedies, she rose above them, the majority being the deaths of close friends and family. Grandparents Doris Maxey, Leneous Maxey, James Frank Weiland, as well as her father, Jay Frank Weiland, and her best friend Daniel Lee Lister all preceded her in death.
Through great adversity comes great growth. A wonderful stepfather, Joseph Howard, and his large extended family would soon enter the picture and her world would become fuller. Then in the year 2000 in an Easton High School drama class, Rachel would meet a young man who, while awkward and highly annoying, would become a permanent attachment at her side. Matthew Esposito entered her world and would not be turned away. After years of dating and courtship, they eventually married on November 28, 2009. Before and after this they created two amazing and beautiful daughters: Rory Jane Esposito and Isabella Hughes Esposito. Along with a large number of nieces and nephews their blood family was thus complete…….or so they thought.
Rachel had a heart larger than most. Whether it be an animal or a person, Rachel was quick to open her home to any and all that needed a place to stay. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, children, and too many people to count would all become fixtures in their growing home. No person would go without a place to lay their head, a meal in their belly, and shared love in their hearts. An amazing revelation would occur in 2017 that would finally complete her blood family. After years of searching, she located her long lost brother Greg Dill, his beautiful wife, Becky Dill, and an amazing nephew, Luke Dill. Coupling her blood family with her extended family, family like Tiffany Rice, Beth Price, Carrie Jones, Krystal Sheeler, and many others, her heart was fuller than ever.
Not to be out done in happiness, hardships would soon return. Rachel would soon become an amputee after years of fighting illness. Still in good spirits and adjusting to a new way of life, the Covid plague would soon arrive and contain people to their homes. But in all darkness light can be found if one looks hard enough, which is exactly what Rachel did. She found through online platforms the ability to advocate and help others in issues that she cared about. Domestic violence victims, children, mental health advocacy, and veterans assistance groups would all find help from a caring person known as Stitch. Through this moniker, and mostly unknown, she was involved in over 800 cases through the years to help those in need, 200 in the past year alone. No matter what obstacles were thrown at Rachel, drive and desire would always lead to possibility and purpose.
The amount of lives she touched is incalculable. Be it one of her countless friends (who are all considered family in our eyes), her massive biological family, or a random stranger that she was blessed to meet, she would make a lasting impact on the lives and hearts of others wherever she traveled. The lights in the sky shine dimmer now with hers extinguished, but what everyone she touched now knows, is that the light shines brighter in their own hearts. Take in a stray…… Give a person a meal……Mend a friendship…… Take the time to spread Rachel‘s light. The world is a brighter place for it.

Raymond Charles Boston
July 13, 1943 - June 29, 2024
Raymond Charles Boston of West Chester, PA passed away on June 29, 2024 at the Resorts at Chester River Manor in Chestertown, MD. He was 80 years old.
He was born in Melbourne, Australia, on July 13, 1943, the son of the late Charles Thomas Boston and Stella Lironi Boston. In his youth, he was a proud Queen's Scout and was an avid rower, participating on his high school's rowing team. After graduating from high school, he attended Melbourne University for the next 10 years, earning his PhD in physics. He then began his lifelong career in academics, lecturing at Australian National University, La Trobe University, and Murdoch University. Later he would become a research scientist at the National Institute of Health and a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania for the remainder of his career. As a biomathematician and biostatistician his research included areas ranging from veterinary to medical to epidemiological issues. Ray lectured and taught at institutions across the world; from Glasgow to Taipei to Finland, etc. And most recently in Melbourne Australia, where he assisted with clinical research projects at St Vincent’s hospital. In the field of biomathematical modeling he contributed significantly to the development of the Winsaam program, used by research scientists around the world. Ray was also a member of the prestigious selection committee at the Franklin Institute.
In 1966, he married his wife of nearly 60 years, Claire Boston. An avid football fan, Raymond passed along his love of the Richmond Tigers Football Club to all four of his sons, a fact he was extremely proud of. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father, and a doting grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by much loved son, Paul Boston.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire; sons, Sean Boston, Marc Boston, and James Boston; grandchildren, Aimee Boston, Thomas Boston, Ryan Boston, Jillian Boston, Alison Boston, Jessica Boston, and Lochlan Boston; sister, Leoni Mather; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Karen Janeen Jewell
July 7, 1945 - June 29, 2024
With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Karen Janeen Jewell, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many, who left this world on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Born on July 7, 1945, in Baltimore, a daughter of the late William Franklin Clevenger and Jeanette Elizabeth (Nash) Clevenger. Janeen grew up cherishing her Eastern Shore heritage and graduated from Stevensville High School with the class of '63, where she was on the cheerleading squad and was active in many school activities.
Janeen's life was dedicated to serving others, whether it be through her contributions to the Kent Island Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and VBS for many years, her work as substitute teacher at Kent Island Elementary and teacher's aide at Stevensville Middle, or her pivotal role in establishing Secretarial Solution and later Crown Jewell Travel and Beacon Travel. She served as President of the Chesapeake Women's Business Association and was a member of the Kent Island Yacht Club and a proud member of the Stevensville High School Alumni Association. Her impact was felt not only in the business world but also in the numerous community organizations she was a part of.
She will be remembered for her love of talking on the phone with friends and collecting angels, Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch dolls in her younger years. Her favorite things were traveling with Bucky, being at the beach with her kids, family crab feasts and trying to make her grandkids laugh. She once sang on stage with her favorite singer Tom Jones and later in life danced with her favorite "Dancing with Stars" dancer Maxsim Chermovsky.
Janeen shared over 46 years of marriage with her high school sweetheart, Thomas "Bucky" C. Jewell, Sr., and together they raised three children: Christy Jewell Ward, Thomas C. Jewell, Jr. (Amy), and Gregory William Jewell (Kimberly). She was a devoted mother, known for her involvement in her children's activities as a soccer mom, scout leader, and friend to many. She is also survived by beloved grandchildren, Amy Jewell Mullins (Aaron), Carlye Ward Pass (Tim), Tyler Jewell, Emily Jewell, Liam Jewell, and Lyla Jewell; great grandchildren, Carter and Haylie Pass and Tanner and Callie Mullins; sister, Kathy Jones (Bruce); and a nephew, Cory Jones; brother-in-law, Charles Jewell (Claudia);many cousins; special nieces and nephews from Bucky's side of the family; and a host of close and special friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Janeen was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mary Frances Jewell; and sister-in-law, Vicky Kaufman.

Patricia Drost Kuhns
May 6, 1947 - July 1, 2024

Nancy Lee Stanford
August 16, 1950 - July 2, 2024
Nancy Stanford died peacefully at AAMC in Annapolis, MD on July 2, 2024.
Nancy was born and raised in western Ohio. She attended Purdue University where she majored in chemistry and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction.
After graduation, she used her background in chemistry to contribute to the research project that determined the benefit of low dose aspirin after heart attack. She moved to Wilmington, DE where she lived with her husband, Jim, and two sons. She was an active and creative quilter. Later, she became an equally avid knitter, knitting untold pairs of socks and sweaters.
At age 50, after she and her husband divorced, Nancy entered law school at Widener University in Wilmington. She received her JD and became a Deputy Attorney General for Delaware enforcing child support orders. She was also admitted to the bar of the US Supreme Court. In 2008, she met John Turner and they began to travel the world. They went to all the continents, including Antarctica, and over 50 countries. In addition, they made numerous genealogy trips to cemeteries and county land offices.
She is survived by a sister, Kay Solomon, and two sons, Stephen and Philip Davis, as well as (in her words) “the light of my life, John.”

Sally Bishop Fronk
November 24, 1941 - July 3, 2024
Sally B. Fronk, Oxford, Maryland, passed peacefully at home in the loving company of her family on July 3, 2024. Sally was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 24, 1941, the daughter of the late Howard George Bishop and Ruth Biscoe Bishop. After graduating from Towson High School, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Hood College, which led to a lifelong career in art education.
Sally’s career began in Baltimore County Public Schools in September 1963, first, in Towson Middle School and then in Loch Raven Middle School. While her husband served in the military in Berlin, Germany, Sally directed the Berlin Brigade Art Center. When their sons entered St. Paul’s School, in Brooklandville, Maryland, Sally continued her career as an art teacher in the Lower School and eventually taught in both the Middle and Upper Schools, as well. She retired from St. Paul’s after 25 years of devoted commitment to her students. In the fall of 2006, she helped found and accepted the responsibility as the head of Hunt’s Church Preschool at Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church, in Riderwood, Maryland, from which she retired in May 2009 and moved to Oxford.
Sally served on the boards of The Oxford Community Center and the Oxford Museum, as well as serving as docent for the Oxford Library and, with her friend, Sara Wangsness, chaired the very successful Christmas Bazaar at Holy Trinity Church-Oxford for several years. Sally was an avid golfer, playing at least twice weekly at Talbot Country Club, and a lifelong bridge player, playing at least twice each week with friends and the TAYC Bridge Group. She loved high school and college lacrosse, and especially followed Cornell’s Big Red. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Colts, the Ravens, the Georgia Bulldogs football team and the Maryland Terrapins, and spent the last couple of months cheering for her Oriole baby Birds.
Sally met the love of her life in her sophomore year at Towson High School and they continued to date through college until she and Gordon were married in December 1963. In addition to her husband, Sally is survived by her two sons GL (Laura) and Michael (Allison) and her four grandchildren: Haley, Abigail, Anna and Carter, and her “adopted” Taiwanese son, Ming Shi Du, who lived with the family through high school, college, and graduate school at Julliard. In addition, Sally is survived by her brother-in-law, Mike (Sue) and a niece and several nephews.
For nearly 67 years, Sally and Gordon were inseparable and, although both worked much of their lives, shared nearly every single dinner together. She loved going on vacations with her family in the winter, skiing in the US and Europe. and, in the summer, to the ocean, most frequently at the Outer Banks.
Upon learning of Sally’s having passed, many friends have described her as “full of energy,” “good ideas,” “always available to help,” “fun to be around,” “sweet,” “beautiful smile,” “infectious laugh,” “an inspiration to all,” “beautiful person inside and out,” “lovely and very smart,” and “a wonderful friend, wife, mother and grandmother.” “She will be greatly missed.”

Kathleen Marie Rogers
September 29, 1949 - July 3, 2024
In the late afternoon of July 3rd, 2024, Kathie Rogers unexpectedly but peacefully passed away. She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles "Chuck" Troutmann, precious dog Gatsby, her brother Tom Rogers, and niece Rachel Rogers.
Kathie was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and had a fulfilling career as a paralegal for Wiley Rein and Fielding in Washington DC, and then Odin, Feldman, Pittleman in Fairfax Virginia.
Kathie always loved telling the story of how she found and married Chuck, the love of her life, in 2005 in Las Vegas. They were married by "Elvis". After living in Virginia for many years, they moved to the town of Easton, Maryland to further enjoy their life together.
An accomplished artist in oil painting, Kathie was a member of the Working Artists Forum and St. Michaels Art League. Her beautiful paintings were displayed in a variety of shows, art galleries, libraries and restaurants on the Eastern Shore, including Rehoboth Delaware and Ocean City Maryland, as well as Washington DC, Fairfax and Vienna, Virginia. She showed at the annual Local Color Art Exhibition during Plain Aire in Easton, and the street Banner Program in St. Micheals.
Kathie's love of animals, gardening, and playing cards with the ladies was abundant. She was passionate about cooking (using Chuck as a guinea pig for new recipes) and loved to entertain friends.
As a devoted parishioner of All Faith Chapel in Tunis Mills, Kathie's energy, compassion and devotion to volunteering will be truly missed.

Carmen Coris
September 15, 1936 - July 3, 2024
Carmen Coris, born on September 15, 1936, passed away on July 3, 2024, at the age of 87
Carmen was the beloved wife of the late Hector Coris, with whom she shared 55 beautiful years of marriage. Together, they built a strong and loving family. She is survived by her loving children: Catherine Savello (Michael), Theresa Herron (Rick), and Hector Coris (Wayne).
Carmen's legacy continues through her cherished grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Zachary, and Parker, and her loving great-grandchildren, Mia and Angelo. Her family was the center of her world, and she took immense pride in their accomplishments and happiness.
She was a dear sibling to Evelyn, Charlie, and Victor, with whom she shared a lifelong bond of love and support. Carmen's family extended to her granddog, Bean, whom she adored.
Carmen will be remembered for her unwavering faith, love, strength, and generosity. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Audrey May Callahan
October 8, 1941 - July 3, 2024

Renee Swann
January 11, 1945 - July 4, 2024
Renee Swann passed away at her home in Easton, MD on July 4, 2024. She was 79 years old.
She was born in Easton on January 11, 1945, the daughter of the late Dorothy and Charles Stevens. She attended Easton High School, where she met Lemmie Swann, her sweetheart since the 10th grade. The two were married on October 2, 1964. After high school, she attended Goldie Beacom College before becoming a full-time homemaker.
She was a dedicated member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren, where she played the organ for nearly 50 years. She was musically gifted, creating custom lyrics to songs for many family and church events.
She was a pillar of strength and a source of unwavering love for her family. Her greatest joy was taking care of all her little Swanns. Apart from their Sunday Dairy Queen tradition, every meal was homemade with love. She made sure everyone had their favorite dish on their birthday and her full course meals were the highlight of every beach vacation. She spent her free time meticulously capturing and preserving the family’s most cherished moments through scrapbooking. She also enjoyed traveling to Pennsylvania to music shows or to just enjoy the fall foliage and Amish farm communities.
In addition to her husband of nearly 60 years, Lemmie, she is survived by her children: Randy (Laura) Swann, Danny (Jen) Swann, and Dottie Faulkner; her grandchildren: Nicki Swann, Tyler (Jessica) Swann, Liz Ostermann, Connor Swann, Zach (Savanna) Faulkner, Greg Faulkner and Jozi Cross; great-grandchildren: Brett and Addie Swann; as well as her sister June Swann.

Donald "Don" Townsend Walbert
October 19, 1929 - July 4, 2024
Donald “Don” Townsend Walbert, DVM, passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the presence of family, on July 4, 2024, at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Frederick, Maryland. He was 94.
Don was born on October 19, 1929 in Lewes, Delaware. He was the son of Solomon Startt Walbert and Margaret Elsie (Townsend) Walbert, who were tenant farmers at Broadneck before purchasing the farm at Fairlee in Kent County, on Maryland’s glorious Eastern Shore, after World War II. Don always spoke fondly of his childhood there – hunting, fishing, tractor-plowing the fields, and raising dairy cows.
After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 1954, Don served two years with the U.S. Air Force in Laredo, Texas, where he was base veterinarian and Public Health Officer. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1956, Don opened his veterinary practice in Bladensburg, Maryland – a suburb of Washington, DC – where he practiced for 42 years before retiring in 1998. While practicing in Bladensburg, Don and a group of local veterinarians founded the area’s first emergency veterinary clinic in our nation’s capital. On February 17, 1962, he married a petite, lithe ballet dancer by the name of Margaret Ann Rothermel. They were married for 62 years and dutifully sacrificed their sanity to raise five children – all born within 5 years of each other.
Don was very active in both his community and personal life; he was a devoted Rotarian, loved golf, hiking, sailing, gardening, reading, and writing letters. His tomatoes culled from the lush vines and loamy soil of Greenwood Creek had no equal. Anywhere. He loved spending time with his children as they grew, and never turned down a request to play catch or throw a frisbee. He loved classical music and musicals, was imbued with an extraordinary sense of humor, and provided a hearty, infectious laugh at the dinner table when listening to his children recount the collective antics of their day. He also loved the Orioles, and the Colts while they ruled 33rd Street in Baltimore.
Don is predeceased by his parents, Solomon and Elsie Walbert, and his sister, Virginia Garner. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Ann (Peggy); five children: Tim Walbert (Natalie), Beth Pinder (Michael), Holly Hamann, Andy Walbert (Diana), and Valerie Bodnar; seven grandchildren; and nieces Meg Garner and Joan Kaiser (John).

Robert Windsor Orme
June 25, 1946 - July 4, 2024
Robert Windsor Orme, 78, of Preston, Maryland and Gouldsboro, Maine, passed away on July 4, 2024, after a battle with cancer.
Robert “Bobby” (and to many, “Moose”) was born on June 25, 1946, to the late Robert Cherry Orme and Helen Adams Orme in Bethesda, MD. After Bobby graduated in 1965 from Saint Mary’s High School in Annapolis, MD, he went on to study business administration at Baltimore Junior College and the University of Baltimore.
Bobby was the founder and president of Blue Water Boat Repair and president of Blue Water Marina in Edgewater, MD. Later he went on to be the port engineer at MAR Incorporated and the Relief Captain of the Peter W. Anderson Research Vessel with the EPA. He served 22 years in the 949th Marine Transportation Company, US Army Reserves in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, as a Chief Warrant Officer and tugboat Captain.
Bobby met Cecelia “Bitsy” Gardiner in 1958 in Davidsonville, MD, started dating in 1962 and she finally said yes and the two were married in 1971 in West River, MD. Bobby and Bitsy had two children, Brian and Helen.
Bobby finally retired in 2019 and spent his time devoted to a number of activities, including wood-working, eating out on Fridays with the ROMEOs in Winter Harbor, ME and collecting rocks along the coast of Maine with his grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus Regina Coeli Council Number 2274.
Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen, and his brother Charles “Chilly” Orme. He is survived by his wife, Bitsy, his son Brian, daughter-in-law Rachel, grandchildren Logan and Lincoln, of Saint Petersburg, FL, daughter Helen and her partner Clayton Aldrich, of Cedar Creek, TX, his brother and sister-in-law, John and Lori Orme of Edgewater, MD, and his beloved dog, Skeeter.
Bobby, a lover of sports, played football at Baltimore Junior College and later semi-professionally. He coached lacrosse at the United Youth Club in Tracy’s Landing, MD and at Saints Peter and Paul High School in Easton, MD. He spent the last decade enjoying college hockey and attending the Frozen Four every year with friends. He was a lifetime sailor and competitively raced, mostly out of the West River in Galesville, MD.
Bobby’s other hobbies included growing the perfect tomato in his garden that was way too large, bird hunting with his brothers-in-law and traveling with family and friends. In his younger years, he was an airplane owner and pilot and raced his GTO and Trans Am before he had to trade those in for a station wagon.

Mictchell W. Richardson
June 1, 1955 - July 4, 2024

Jacquelin Marie Novak
July 6, 1938 - July 4, 2024
Jacquelin M. Novak “Jackie” passed away peacefully at Denton Nursing Home on July 4, 2024, at the age of 85.
Jackie was born in Baltimore, MD on July 6, 1938. Her parents were Charles F. Novak and Theresa Novak. She resided in Baltimore with her parents where she attended many special education schools.
In the late 50’s, she moved with her family to St. Michaels. She loved the farm. She loved cutting grass, fishing and her church. Her French Poodles were her constant companions.
Jackie worked at Memorial Hospital in Easton for 29 years. She retired for medical reasons after her mother passed away. She later went to live with her brother, Charles and sister-in-law, Dotty, who she loved like a sister.
Jackie was loved by everyone she ever met, and she loved them. She was that special person that had no anger or hate and loved her God.
She leaves behind two siblings, Charles Novak (Dotty) and Patricia Suarez (N.J.). Also, seven nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Roger Alan Cummings
October 28, 1944 - July 4, 2024
Roger Alan Cummings, 79, of Wittman, Maryland, passed away on July 4th, 2024, after an ongoing bout with cancer. Roger was born in Easton, Maryland on October 28, 1944, to the late Pearl E. and Andrew H. Cummings. He is predeceased by his wife Anne; his daughter, Constance Anne; his parents; and his beloved grandfather, A. Dewey Fairbank.
He is survived by his son Alan Cummings and his fiancée, Brooke Gazy, both of Delaware. He is also survived by two aunts, Sharon Hock and Sondra Rapchock of Tilghman, Maryland and a cousin Faye Shanahan of St. Michaels, Maryland. He is endured by two dear friends, Diana Dean of Delmar, Delaware and Karen Grear of Jacksonville, Florida.
Roger was raised in Wittman, Maryland and graduated from St. Michaels High School in 1962. Subsequently, he graduated from Rutgers University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and also obtained a Master’s Degree of Business Administration in Finance from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Roger was a Maryland Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a long-standing member of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He owned and operated Bay Country Accounting and Tax Services in Salisbury, Maryland. Prior to opening his own business, Roger was employed at several large pharmaceutical and telecommunications firms including Glaxo Smith Kline, Bell Atlantic and MCI Telecommunications. His primary role at all of these companies was that of an International Tax Advisor.
Being the son of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, Roger loved anything related to the water and the Bay. His work boat, the “Diamond Girl”, was his pride and joy. His favorite “job” was trot-lining for blue crab which he never considered to be work, but instead a “gift from God bestowed upon only a fortunate few.” Roger was also a lifelong animal lover who said “People get to make their own life decisions, animals don’t. So someone has to look out for the animals!” He is survived by his dear cat Bootsie.

Bonita "Bonnie" G Kellas
March 10, 1950 - July 5, 2024
Bonita "Bonnie" Gail Kellas of Chestertown, MD passed away on July 5, 2024 at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville, MD.
Bonnie was born in Rock Hall, MD on March 10, 1950, the daughter of the late James Reyner Stavely, Sr. and Constance Mae LeCates. She was raised in Rock Hall, attending Rock Hall High School. She married the late Angelo Kellas, who preceded her in death after 37 years of marriage in 2010. 
She enjoyed sewing, watching TV, and talking on the phone.
She is also predeceased by a grandson, Kirby Councell, and sister, Vicki Spry. She is survived by her daughter, Angela (Angie) Dill and her husband, Kurt Dill; grandson, Jacob Councell; sisters, Helen Nichols and her husband, Nick, Melinda Pinder, Rolanda "Puddin'" Nash and her husband, Donald; and brother James R. (JR) Stavely and his wife, Henrietta.

Kathleen Segar Spurry
June 24, 1952 - July 5, 2024
Kathleen Segar Spurry of Bozman, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 5, 2024 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. She was 72 years old.
She was born in Easton, MD on June 24, 1952 and raised in Hillsboro, MD. She was the daughter of the late Dawson and Ruth Moore Segar. She was a 1970 graduate of North Caroline High School. After high school, she entered the workforce in data processing at Easton Memorial Hospital, where she worked for almost fifty years, achieving many accomplishments in this career until she retired in 2019.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Edwin, their daughter, Crystal Dadds (Greg) and her two grandchildren, Leah and Tyler, all of Easton; by her brothers, Edward Segar (Mary Lou) of Preston, Alan Segar of Charlottesville, Virginia and Roger Segar (Carole) of Cambridge; by her sister, Anne Harvey of Easton; and also many nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed many years with her husband while taking care of their property in Bozman, going out on their jet skis and spending time on the water exploring the shoreline. Kathy also enjoyed watching wildlife around their home, the birds at her feeders and deer in the yard. She also loved to spend time with family and especially her grandchildren, of which it was always a very special treat when they came to visit or spend the night. Kathy would never miss a chance to go watch them play ball. She was their biggest fan.

Jean E. Barry
December 14, 1925 - July 6, 2024
Jean E. Barry passed away July 6, 2024 at Bayleigh Chase in Easton, Maryland. She was 98.
Born December 14, 1925, she was the second daughter of Gertrude and Bernard Elser. Following Jean’s 1943 graduation from Camden High School, she attended Peirce School of Business Administration in Philadelphia. She worked at Provident National Bank in Philadelphia prior to her marriage.
On May 10, 1952, she married Nicholas T. Barry. The couple lived in various New Jersey towns until 1972 when they moved to Houston, Texas. While there, Jean was a cherished volunteer at the church office of St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, where she also served two terms as an elder. In addition, she worked parttime as a secretary at Lloyd Lowell & Associates.
In 1992, the Barrys relocated to Annapolis, where Jean’s volunteer work shifted to the public library system. An avid reader with an active mind, Jean was known for her cleverness with and love of words – constructing lengthy poems for special occasions and effortlessly completing the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles. After moving in 2008 to what was then William Hill Manor, Jean undertook her proudest achievement – the reorganization of that community’s library, which was later renamed in her honor.
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Barry Grunden of Easton; her grandson Nicholas W. Grunden (Jake A. Mahr) of Montréal, Québec; and two nieces - Tamara E. Davis of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Susan B. Angstadt of Oakland, California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 2010; and her sister, Elizabeth E. Kacenbergs, who died in 1999.
Basil Wadkovsky
March 16, 1936 - July 7, 2024
Basil Wadkovsky, 88, of Chestertown, MD, passed away on July 7, 2024 at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville , MD after a short illness.
Basil was born on March 16, 1936 in Sea Cliff, NY, the son of Basil Wadkovsky, Jr. and Natasha (Pouschine) Wadkovsky.
A descendant of Russian nobility, Basil spent his childhood years in a Russian community in Sea Cliff and only spoke Russian until he was enrolled in the local school in first grade.
At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Maryland, just outside of Baltimore. He then was enrolled in St. Paul’s School for boys, from which he graduated in 1954.
Basil served for two years in the United States Army, stationed in France, and was a member of the Army basketball team which toured throughout Europe during his peacetime enrollment.
He attended and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown in 1961.
He met his future wife Diane Lewis in Salisbury, MD, and they married on June 19th, 1963.
While working as a salesman for Moore Business Forms, Basil enrolled in Law School at the University of Baltimore where he attended night classes. During his three years of law school, he left Moore Business Forms and was employed during the day as a Probation Officer in Talbot County. He received his degree in 1968. Upon graduation and prior to his admission to the Bar, Basil was clerk for the Court of Special Appeals.
Basil was admitted to the Maryland Bar Association in 1969 and set up practice in Chestertown, where he continued to practice until 2023, a career spanning 54 years. Aside from his private practice, he also served as Deputy States Attorney for Kent County from 1970-1974, Attorney to Kent County Commissioners from 1976-1978, and States Attorney for Kent County 1978-1982. Basil was known for his compassion and sense of fairness, and on more than one occasion took payment for services in the form of bushels of crabs and oysters from clients who needed representation but lacked the ability to provide monetary compensation.
Basil excelled in athletics in high school and college, running cross country, playing basketball and lacrosse. He continued to play basketball in a pick-up league after college, and also played softball in a local league. When he could no longer play basketball and softball, he took up running, and when his knees would no longer allow him to run, he and Diane bought bikes and enjoyed the numerous bike trails on the Eastern and Western Shores. He also joined the Kent County YMCA where he worked out at least four days per week. More than anything, he loved swimming in the ocean.
His competitive nature was apparent on the court and field as well as in the courtroom. No matter the venue, Basil believed in sportsmanship and a handshake after the match despite the outcome. In addition to playing sports, he also enjoyed watching sporting events, and was, in particular, a dedicated fan of the Baltimore Orioles.
Basil loved the Eastern Shore and was very involved in the local community. He was a charter member of the Chestertown Elks Lodge 2474 and served four times as its Exalted Ruler. He was heavily involved in the Elks National Hoop Shoot and would, along with his wife Diane, accompany local youths to local, district, regional and national tournaments. He was at one time an assistant coach for the Washington College Lacrosse team. He also coached little league lacrosse and little league football. He was a past member of the Vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and was a member of the Washington College Hall of Fame committee.
Basil loved his family and enthusiastically supported his children and grandchildren in their extracurricular activities, whether athletic, artistic or theatric.
Basil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Diane; his children Captain Nick Wadkovsky (Terry), Jenny Wayne (John), Judy Hogans (Vaughn), Alex Wadkovsky (Jen); his grandchildren Dylan, Emily, Vaughn, Nicholas, Katie, Aly, Ty and Tiffany and his great grandchildren Ryan and Alexa. He is also survived by his sister Natalie Donaldson of Buckinghamshire, England; two nephews and four nieces, all in the UK.

John Kirby Hevers
August 21, 1961 - July 8, 2024
John K. Hevers passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness on July 8, 2024. He was 62 years old.
He was born along with his twin sister in Westfield, NJ on August 21, 1961, the son of the late George and Norma Hevers. He grew up in New Jersey before moving to Chestertown, MD, where he became part of the Crossroads Community family for many years. He found great joy in music and was an avid sports fan, and a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Ravens.
He is survived by his twin sister, Janice Prescott (Steven) of Montross, VA; brother, Tom Hevers of Jessup, MD; sister, Laurie Ramirez of Castle Rock, CO; sister, Vivian Hevers of Port Royal, VA; nieces and nephews, Jason McDonald of Fredericksburg, MD, Joni and Julie Ramirez of Castle Rock, CO, Allison Vella of Fort Collins, CO, Alexander Metot and Ariel Metot of Boulder, CO; as well as great-nieces and nephews, Lance and Leo Vella.

Kara Ann Brandenburg
August 26, 1968 - July 8, 2024
On July 8, 2024, Kara Ann Jenkins Brandenburg, 55, was called home.
She is predeceased by her parents, Marcia Kay Mowery Jenkins and William Joseph Jenkins,
Sr. Kara grew up in Catonsville, MD. She attended Seaton Keough High School and went on to
graduate summa cum laude at Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in Psychology. She spent
most of her career at Mercy Medical Center in both Labor and Delivery and Prevention and
Research. Her favorite position she held, however, was being a mother. While having two
children of her own she would do anything to help the children around her. From lending an ear
to assisting in a life crisis, she was always someone that could be relied on. Above all else, she
wanted those around her to be happy.
Kara was an avid gardener and loved to plant a garden full of color. She also enjoyed spending time boating on the Chester River while reminding everyone around to reapply sunscreen, a sunburn was not allowed. Recently, her favorite activity was taking her granddaughter Nora to
the public library for story time.
Kara is survived by her husband of 31 years, Stephen Edward Brandenburg; her children,
Savannah Brandenburg Lucas and her husband Matt, and Luke Brandenburg and Kelsey
Lesniewski; granddaughter Nora Helene Lucas; siblings Rachel Jenkins Born and her husband
Greg, Bob Jenkins and his wife Susan, and William Jenkins Jr. and his wife Donna; sister-in-law
Joanie Brandenburg Hynes and her husband David; nieces and nephews, Madison Born Gilbert
and her husband Danny, Mason Born and his wife Mackenzie, Matthew and Molly Born, Alex,
Adam, Aidan, Andrew and Austin Jenkins, Jake and Rees Jenkins, Kaitlyn Hynes DiFerdinando
and her husband Joe, Andy and Jonathon Hynes; great nieces and nephews, Alice Gilbert, JD,
Charlie and Dottie DiFerdinando; cousin Lynda Fogle. She is also survived by an incredible
group of friends who she viewed as family.

Dorothy "Dot" W Ritchie
May 26, 1935 - July 8, 2024
Dorothy "Dot" Wenner Ritchie passed away at her home in Rock Hall, MD on July 8, 2024. She was 89 years old.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 26, 1935, the daughter of the late Harold and Florence Wenner. She graduated from John Bartram High School with the class of 1952. Shortly after graduating, on May 30, 1953, she married Robert E. "Bob" Ritchie. The two resided in Collingdale, PA before moving to Glen Mills, PA in 1963, where they raised their two children. In 1993, they moved to Rock Hall, MD, where she became a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Rock Hall Seniors, Ruth's Circle (a women's Methodist group), and Sgt. Preston Ashley American Legion Post #228 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
She is survived by her son, Robert Elmer Ritchie, III (Jennifer) of Rock Hall, MD; daughter, Ellen Louise O'Donnell (Edmund Kolhoff) of Chester Heights, PA; grandchildren, Shannon Dorothy O'Donnell and Michael Anthony O'Donnell, III; brother, Harold Wenner of Rehoboth, DE; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Edward Linwood Hurd
January 7, 1957 - July 8, 2024
Edward Linwood Hurd of Chestertown, MD passed away after a short battle with illness, surrounded by his loving family, on July 8, 2024. He was 67 years old.
He was born in Chestertown on January 7, 1957, the son of the late Clarence Patrick and Lillian Stafford Hurd. He graduated from Kent County High School with the class of 1976. He worked in construction for a short time before beginning his lifelong career at Dixon in 1978. He lived and breathed his job at Dixon, working there for over 40 years before his retirement in 2019.
He was a member of the Chestertown Elk's Lodge. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends and riding his bike when he was able. He also enjoyed boating, crabbing, catching fish (though he wasn't a fan of eating them) and his weekly lunch with his friends on Friday’s.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Meghan Michelle Hurd.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Kulley (Brad); brothers, Clarence Michael Hurd and David Patrick Hurd (Cheryl); grandchild, Clarence Patrick Kulley (Rachel); aunts, Margaret Walls and Sharon Stafford; nephew, Casey Hurd (Kathleen); niece Kelly Hurd; 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew.

Dr. John E. Bezjak
June 19, 1951 - July 8, 2024
Dr. John E. Bezjak, 73, died in Easton, MD on July 8, 2024. John was born in New York City on June 19, 1951. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, going on to receive a Masters of Nursing and Doctorate in Public Health from Loma Linda University. He was commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service and served with the Indian Health Service in Arizona. After an honorable discharge, he relocated to Salisbury, MD where he was appointed as a professor in nurse practitioner programs in Maryland and Delaware. John joyfully taught music and tennis to his children. He is preceded in death by his father, Branko and mother, Sava. He is survived by his loving wife, Milena; twin sons, Gabriel and Matthew; daughter, Johanna (Joseph); sister, Mary; and nephews, Paul and Andrew.

Lloyd A. Sard Jr.
September 3, 1960 - July 9, 2024
Lloyd A. Sard, Jr., of Trappe, MD, passed away on July 9th, 2024, surrounded by family. He was 63 years old.
Born on September 3rd, 1960, in Easton, MD he was the son of the late Lloyd Alvin Sard and Dorothy “Dot” Moore.
Lloyd is survived by his three children, Billy Sard, Shawn Sard and his wife, Ashley, and Mariah Sard, all of Trappe, along with his grandchildren, Jacob, Siarra, Cutter, Harper, Kayden, Carter, Karly and Ryker. He is also survived by his sisters: Freda Mae Simpkins and her husband Jesse, of Mardela Springs, MD, and Deborah Lee Simpkins of Trappe, MD, along with many beloved nieces and nephews. Lloyd was so genuinely loved. He will always be remembered and forever missed.

Diane Beverly Estes
June 3, 1943 - July 9, 2024
Diane “Dee” Beverly “Dixon” Estes of Greenwood, DE passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was 81.
Diane was born June 3, 1943 in Chestertown, MD, the daughter of the late William Jesse Dixon and Caddie Lois “Semans”. “Dee” was a Die Hard Stealers fan. She also enjoyed watching NASCAR, her favorite driver was Mark Martin. “Dee” was always the life of the party wherever she went. Her other interests included crocheting, cooking, working on “fill in" puzzle books, traveling, the beach, and going to the casino.
In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by sister, Lorraine “Dixon” Grahm; grandchild, Lurae Henson; and sons in laws, Jack Caldwell and James O’Neil.
She is survived by her four daughters, Crystal Henson (James) of Greenwood, DE, Dawn O’Neal of Odessa, DE, Renee Caldwell of Smyrna, DE, Tracy Robinson (Jeffery) of Elkton, MD, sister, Sandra “Dixon” Richardson (Donnie) of Smyrna, DE, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Christopher Charles Wood
June 10, 1969 - July 10, 2024
Christopher Charles Wood of Easton, Maryland died peacefully on July 10th at the age of 55. He was born in Easton on June 10, 1969, to the late Earle “Bud” Wood, Jr and Karen Wood. He attended Easton High School, Randolph Macon Military School and graduated at the top of his class in US Marine Corp Platoon 2018, Parris Island, SC in February 1988.
Chris was an avid outdoorsman, artist, musician, craftsman, fisherman, and Grateful Dead lover. He enjoyed being one with nature, observing things the way his mother did and taking in every moment. He took the time to appreciate the little things around him and look up. He found beauty in things others overlooked, and peace in the perfection of his craft. He was a meticulous boat builder and took pride in his creations. He was a gentle giant and loved all animals, especially his mastiffs, MoJo and Miller.
He has been supported by his former wife, Lanette Power-Waters, who has been an unconditional friend throughout, even in the difficult times. They raised and supported their beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Collette Wood, who was the light of his life. Many have commented on how his whole world changed when she was born, and he would light up every time he saw her.
He is survived by his brother, Earle “Roo” Wood III, niece Caroline Wood, his long-time supporter and cousin, Michael Wood, and his amazing wife, Brenda, as well as many other cousins, aunts and uncles. The support of the Easton Friends of Bill community has been unwavering.
The family asks that you remember him for his laughter, useless trivia knowledge, love of boats, charisma and extreme antics. His incredible drawings (as seen on his Facebook page) will never be forgotten.

Warren Eliot Davis
August 3, 1944 - July 10, 2024
Warren Eliot Davis, 79, of Chester, MD died at The Barnette Center on July 10, 2024.
Warren was born in Boston, MA on August 3, 1944, the son of the late William Davis and late Alice (Manson) Davis. Warren grew up in North Attleboro, MA and was one of six children. He moved to Maryland in 1964. He graduated from Mackin High School in Washington, DC and later in life earned his associate degree from Anne Arundel Community College for Business Management.
Warren retired from Pepco Electric Company in 2008 after working there for almost 30 years. He continued working part time at several different jobs around the Kent Island area, including Safeway, Papa Johns Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, McDonalds and lastly Auto Plus. Warren was very hardworking and liked to keep busy. He also volunteered, for almost 40 years, at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC as a Knight of Mount Saint Sepulcher. There he assisted with Mass services and gave tours of the Catacombs underneath the Monastery.
Warren is survived by his daughter, Lisa Reichenbach (Karl), grandchildren, Billy Wright (Caroline), Jakob Reichenbach, and Lauren Faber (Josh), sisters, Lori Gonzalez (Manuel) and Nancy Thompson, great-grandchildren, Landon, Skyler and Kaiden Faber, many nieces and nephews, as well as pets Bear and Roxy. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Davis and Alice Swift, brother, William Davis, Jr., sisters, Priscilla Mercier and Virginia Mooney, brothers in- law, Robert Mercier and Richard Mooney, nephew, Matthew Clarke and niece, Kerry Mercier.

Bryan Scott Edwards
August 14, 1969 - July 11, 2024
Bryan Scott Edwards of Millington, MD passed away at home on Thursday July 11, 2024. He was 54.
Bryan was born Aug. 14, 1969, in Dover, DE the son of Barry Edwards and Mary “Rash” Edwards. He graduated from Kent County High School in 1988 and went to work for Lowes as a department manager. In 2004 Bryan went to work for Parkview RV and worked there until 2018. He had several other jobs including Georgetown Yacht Basin, Pasco’s Battery and most recently as security at Heron Point in Chestertown. Bryan enjoyed playing soccer and summer softball as well as spending time in Chincoteague.
Bryan was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents, two paternal aunts, Joy Conrad and Edith Johnson and his father-in-law, Duane Young.
He is survived by his parents, Barry and Mary Edwards of Millington, MD, his children, Kody Edwards, Elisabeth Edwards and Andrew Edwards all of Smyrna, DE, ex-wife, Dawn Arnold of Smyrna, DE, one brother, Michael Edwards of Millington, MD, one sister, Julie Amado of Millington, MD, one grandchild, Dominic Ditizio of Smyrna, DE, two nephews, Joshua Edwards and Chase Edwards both of Millington, MD, and one niece, Chyanne Edwards of Millington, MD.

Hallie Rogers Rugg
June 26, 1945 - July 11, 2024

Michelle Leigh Gero
January 1, 1991 - July 12, 2024
Michelle Leigh Gero, age 33, of Centreville MD, passed away on July 12th, 2024, after fighting a courageous 8-month battle with cancer. She was born on January 1st,1991, in Pennsylvania, daughter of Richard Gero (Liz) of Conneaut Lake, PA and Deborah Babcock (Ed) of Woodbine, MD. Michelle is also survived by her loving brother, John Gero (Joanna) of Tyrone, PA. She was a devoted “Auntie M” to her cherished niece, Jade Marie Gero.
Michelle attended St. Michael's School in Greenville, PA, and attended Glenelg High School in Glenelg, MD. She continued her education and graduated from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She worked many jobs throughout her working career. Michelle was a proud administrator with Absolute Engineering in Annapolis, MD. She also worked for the Queen Anne’s County Health Department, First National Bank, and M.R. Ducks in Ocean City, MD for five summers during her college years. She was a bartender for Mamma Mia’s, Uno Mas, and Big Owls Tiki Bar.
Michelle considered herself to be a true eastern shore girl. She loved country music, concerts, her Jeeps, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She loved her family dearly. Her Centreville friends were her family as well. She loved to travel to Nashville,Texas and the beach. Michelle was always up for an adventure when surrounded by the ones she loved. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Evangelical Church of Damascus MD.

Mary Sheldrick Knight
December 22, 1940 - July 12, 2024

Carol Sue Shaw
July 19, 1945 - July 13, 2024
Carol Sue Shaw of Chestertown, MD passed away on July 13, 2024. She was 78 years old.
She was born in Webster Springs, WV, the daughter of the late George A. and Willa Forinash Douglas. She was raised there and graduated from Webster Springs High School in 1963. She went on to attend Shepherd University and later graduated from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. During this time, she met Lowell Shaw through their involvement in 4-H, and the two were married in 1968.
In 1975 Carol and Lowell moved to Parkersburg, WV, where their son Doug was born. In 1988, the family moved to Chestertown, MD, where Carol became a member of First United Methodist Church where she remained a pillar of the church until her death.  She worked at Drayton Retreat Center in Worton, MD until its closing, and then at the Imperial Hotel in Chestertown until retirement.
She enjoyed cooking, cross stitch, traveling, and reading. Carol will be remembered as an excellent cook and a woman of abiding Christian faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Shaw, and her brother, Steve Douglas and his wife Donna.
She is survived by her son, Doug Shaw; brother, Scott Douglas (Jeannie); brothers-in-law, Charles Shaw (Ginger) and Lynn Shaw (Carrie); sister-in-law Phyllis Douglas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Ellen Thompson
September 26, 1927 - July 15, 2024
Mary Ellen Jacobs Thompson of Rock Hall, MD died on July 15, 2024, at Rock of Ages Assisted Living in Rock Hall, MD. She was 96.
She was born in Rock Hall, MD on September 26,1927, the daughter of the late G. Maxwell and Mary Smith Jacobs. She was a graduate of Rock Hall High School Class of 1944. She was married to the late Paul J. Thompson who predeceased her in January of 2004.
Mrs. Thompson moved to Chestertown in 1959. She worked with the Rock Hall Post Office from 1944 until she retired in 1972. She was a member of the Chester River Yacht and County Club and enjoyed golfing, walking, reading, shopping, and being with her friends and family. She also spent many winter months in Boca Raton and Stuart, Florida.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Preston Jacobs and his wife Betty. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Nancy Unruh, George P. Jacobs, Jr., Jay Jacobs, Gary L. Jacobs, Beverly Nickerson, Ted Flick, Denie Knight, Carroll Thompson, Edith A. Livingston, and Mark Thompson; and cousin Amy Leaverton.

Daisey Elizabeth Dill
September 27, 1928 - July 15, 2024
Daisey E. Dill of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully and went home to the lord on July 15, 2024, at the age of 95.
Born in Price, Maryland, on September 27, 1928, Daisey was the daughter of the late Herbert and Martha Jarrell. She attended Centreville Elementary School and Church Hill High School.
Daisey was married three times. Her first husband, Robert Lutche, passed away on April 17, 1951. They had one daughter together. Daisey then married John Clough and had a son before their divorce. In October 1980, she married Earle Dill, who predeceased her on September 28, 1988.
Throughout her life, Daisey worked as a factory worker at Yale Underwear in Easton, MD, Leeds Travel Wear in Smyrna, DE, and East Wind Manufacturing of Smyrna, DE. She also worked as a seamstress at home for many people in the Smyrna area.
Daisey, a devout Christian, enjoyed sewing, knitting, word searches, and crossword puzzles. She kept her Bible close at hand, sharing verses with her loved ones. Remembered as a godly woman who cherished her family and community, she will be deeply missed
In addition to her parents and husbands she is predeceased by a daughter, Cecilia A. Cannon; 6 brothers; William Jarrell, James Earl Jarrell, John Franklin Jarrell, Richard Melvin Jarrell, Clifton Jarrell and Lee Jarrell; 2 sisters Betty Jean Allen and Phyllis Andrew; Grandson Jonathan Clough.
She is survived by her son Franklin Clough, granddaughter Victoria Clough and 4 great grandchildren Kayden Downs, Destiney Downs, Jovonia Downs and Madeline Adkins and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy Jean (Rhodes) Musterman
July 17, 1937 - July 15, 2024
Nancy Jean Musterman passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2024. Nancy was born on July 17, 1937 in Washington, D.C.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Musterman, her parents, James and Jean Rhodes and son-in-law, Joseph Vilasi.
Nancy is survived by her children; Shelley A. Musterman, Wendy J. (Greg) Walston, Robert F. (Dayna) Musterman, Jr. and Laura E. (Sean) Callahan; her brothers, James (Mary) Rhodes and David Rhodes; her sister-in-law, Dana Clemens; her grandchildren Lucia (Brandon) Bendick, Kenly (Logan) Peed, Reese (Rachael) Walston, Laine (Victor) Mehrtens, Christopher (Katie) Musterman, Jacob (Justine Majchrazak) Musterman, Leo Callahan, Owen Harrison Callahan; great-grand children, Easton Peed, Elaine Musterman, Raylee Musterman, and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, MD, where she met her husband. She worked in the library at Prince Georges Community College before she and Bob moved to the eastern shore where she worked at the Wicomico County Library in Ocean City, MD.
Nancy loved camping trips with her family and friends with everyone singing, playing guitars and Nancy playing harmonica or dulcimer. She was also very fond of creating her fairy gardens.
Nancy was a loving devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother and will be greatly missed.