Mary L. Maryanov
CAMBRIDGE - Mary L. Maryanov, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at the Dorchester General Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past seven years, and was taken to Dorchester General Hospital on Tuesday morning.
She was born at Lightstreet, Pa. on June 23, 1917 and was a daughter of the late Carl C. and June White Dreibelbis.
Mrs. Maryanov lived her early life in Bloomsburg, Pa. and Yonkers, N.Y. She graduated from Bloomsburg High School, and in 1938 graduated from University of New York as a Dental Hygienist. Some years ago she worked as a Dental Hygienist at Macy's in New York, and also worked at Knickerbocker Hospital in New York.
She was married to Dr. Alfred R. Maryanov on Nov. 5, 1941. They moved to Cambridge in 1947. Dr. Maryanov passed away on Dec. 29, 1998.
Mrs. Maryanov had been a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Cambridge for many years, and had also attended Old Trinity Church. She had been active in the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary and also with the Dorchester Garden Club.
While her daughters were attending school Mrs. Maryanov had been active in various school activities, and more recently enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters: Carol Ann Williamson and her husband, Jay T. Williamson of Cambridge, Mary June McGinnis and her husband, John W. McGinnis of Cambridge; five grandchildren: Valerie Jordan, Gregory Leverage, Timothy Leverage, Sean McGinnis and Meghan Cleary; four great-grandchildren: Ryan Jordan, Joshua Jordan, Jennifer Jordan and Ian Leverage; one brother, Richard C. Dreibelbis and two nieces, Susan Dreibelbis and Dana Dreibelbis also survive her.
A private funeral service will be held at Old Trinity Church at Church Creek with the Rev. E. Owen Groman and the Rev. Ronald Meredith officiating. Burial will follow at Old Trinity Churchyard.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Dorchester General Hospital, P.O. Box 439, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Pallbearers will be Jay T. Williamson, John W. McGinnis, Gregory Leverage, Timothy Leverage, Joe Jordan, Tom Cleary, Sean McGinnis and Ryan Jordan. Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
The Rev. Robert L. Thompson Sr.
CAMBRIDGE - The Rev. Robert Lee Thompson Sr., 80, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 at t he Pines Nursing Home in Easton.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1924 in Newton, Ga., to the late Rev. Willie T. Thompson and the late Mary Lou Harris Thompson.
In 1943 he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Hattie Pecola Thompson. From this union were eight children. In 1946 he moved to Secretary. He later moved to Federalsburg, and finally made his residence in Cambridge.
The Rev. Thompson was a longtime association pastor at St. Luke's Church of God in Christ in Federalsburg with the late Elder Clarence Wallace. He also performed in other capacities in his church, doing what was needed to keep his church operating smoothly.
The Rev. Thompson retired from 40 years of farm work due to ill health.
He is survived by his children, Willie Terry Thompson Sr. (Gloria) of East New Market, Brannie Pearl Greene (Andrew) of Orlando, Fla., Bishop Robert Lee Thompson Jr. (Georgene) of St. Michaels, Agnes Barnett of Easton, Helen Toby Freeman of Easton, Hattie Boston (James) of Orlando, Fla., and Eddie Thompson of Salisbury; 21 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren; a brother, Dempcy Thompson of Chicago, Ill.; a brother-in-law, John Smith; a sister-in-law, Mary Smith and a number of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Hattie Pecola Thompson, Janie Mae Mooreland Thompson, Josie Mae Thompson; a son, Ruben Thompson; five brothers, Morris Thompson, William Thompson, Doris Thompson, Floydzell Thompson, and I.L. Thompson, and two sisters, Mary Ward and Precious Patterson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at Union United Methodist Church with District Elder Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery in St. Michaels. Friends may call at the Framptom Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Arrangements by Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg.
Winifred J. Callaway
LAUREL, Del. - Winifred June Callaway, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.
Born in Cambridge, she was a daughter of the late Edward Everett and Onieda Stephens Dodson.
Mrs. Callaway was a long time member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge. Raised in Cambridge, she graduated from Cambridge High School. For many years she was Clerk of the Alderman's Court in Laurel, and then Chief Clerk of the Magistrate Court in Georgetown. She is most remembered by her daily 10-mile bicycle rides through town with her good friend, Ruth Anderson.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward "Punk" Callaway; a son and daughter-in-law, E. Stephen and Jean Callaway of Laurel; a daughter and son-in-law, Page and Dr. Ray Moyer of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Jed Moyer, Emily Moyer, Kelly Ledgi, Maggie Callaway, Chris Otwell and Kelly Otwell; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Tatum, C.J. and Cameron; and a sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Richard Cooper of Federalsburg. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Dodson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel, where friends and family may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. John Van Time will officiate. A committal service will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at. Greenlawn Cemetery in Cambridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
Arrangements are being handled by the Short Funeral Home in Laurel, Del.
Dr. Vincent M. Drescher
CAMBRIDGE - Dr. Vincent M. Drescher, Ph.D., 61, passed away suddenly on Oct. 21, 2004 at his residence.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 12, 1943.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Drescher received his bachelor's degree and master's at the University of Cincinnati and later his Ph.D. at University of Louisville, Ky. in psychology. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Germany.
In 1978 Dr. Drescher moved to Baltimore and worked at Kennedy-Kreiger Institute as a researcher and later moved to Cambridge in 1984 and was employed at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center as a psychologist upon his death.
On March 21, 1985 he married Joan Bohager Mansfield. Dr. Drescher enjoyed spending time on the water and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Mansfield Drescher of Cambridge; six stepchildren, Jeffrey R. Mansfield, Mark D. Mansfield, Brigit M. Kansler, Thomas M. Mansfield, Timothy J. Mansfield, all of Baltimore, M. Courtney Jordan of New York; 11 step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 30, at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with the Rev. J. Edward King officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Dorchester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 132 Cambridge, MD 21613.
Ulman W. White Jr.
CAMBRIDGE - Ulman W. "Buster" White Jr., 81 of Cambridge, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 at Genesis Health Care, The Pines in Easton.
He was born in Hoopersville on Nov. 5, 1922 and was a son of the late Ulman W. and Ethel Ruark White. He was the husband of the former Winifred Keplinger.
Mr. White graduated from Hooper Island High School in 1940. After graduation from high school, he moved to Washington, D.C. where be worked for the telephone company until entering military service in 1943.
Mr. White served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He received his basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and from there went to engineering/diesel school in Granite City, Ill.
Upon completion of his studies at Granite City, he returned to Camp Shelby where be was assigned to the 65th Infantry Division's Headquarters Company, 265th Combat Engineers.
His division was shipped out to participate in the invasion at Normandy. His tour of duty included Germany and Austria, as part of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army.
The 65th Division had the distinction of penetrating farther behind enemy lines than any other division. Their flag, a royal and white halbert, bears the words "Right to Be Proud."
Mr. White achieved the rank of T/Sgt., and was honorably discharged in April of 1946 and then served in the Army Reserve until April, 1949.
He earned the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Ribbon.
Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. White worked at the family seafood plants that were located at Hoopersville, Fishing Creek and Cambridge. They were operated under the name of White and Nelson Seafood Co.
He later worked for the Eastern Shore Rendering Co., Barracuda Trucking Co. in Baltimore and for B.J. Linthicum, in Cambridge.
Mr. White was a gifted electrician and mechanic, and in 1973 was encouraged to seek a career teaching his trade.
Upon completion of studies at St. Mary's College and the University of Maryland, he was awarded his teaching certificate. He taught for four years at the Dorchester County School of Technology.
He then fulfilled a dream of having his own business, "White's Electronic and Automotive" on Dorchester Avenue. He retired at age 65.
Mr. White enjoyed sports, having played on his high school basketball team, loved to bowl and was a NASCAR and tennis enthusiast, as well as collecting model trains.
When his stepsons were young, be was active in Boy Scout Troop 406, where he held the position of treasurer.
He was a member of the Dorchester Arts Center, the Richardson Museum, and had volunteered at the Salvation Army. Mr. White was a member of the 65th Infantry Division Association.
He and his wife had attended the annual reunions in all parts of the U.S. when his health permitted. He was a member of Choptank Memorial Post 7460 VFW in Cambridge.
Mr. White had been a member of Souls Harbor Church of God for 37 years. He was a lifetime member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Ushers, a past president of the Men's Fellowship of the church, and a past member of the choir.
Mr. White's baritone voice was an inspiration to all who heard him sing at such events as the Mayor's Prayer Breakfasts. He and his wife sang at his own church and at other churches in the area. Before singing, he would tell of the mercy and grace of God.
Besides his wife, whom he married on Jan. 26, 1968, Mr. White is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory U. and Cande White of Berlin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Roland Pete Jr., and Christine and William D. Foxwell Jr., both of East New Market; two stepsons, Keith Kahl, and Kerry and daughter-in-law Dianne Kahl, all of Cambridge; five grandchildren: Joshua White, Sheila Hickman, Cheryl Abrams, Kimberly Jones and Crystal Pete; five step-grandchildren: Melissa K. LeCompte, Kevin Kahl, Kerry Ann Todd, Kimberly Kahl and Kaitlyn Kahl; six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Mr. White is also survived by one sister, Ellen White Thomas of N. Fort Myers, Fla.; two nieces; three nephews; and three cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George White, and a sister, Gretha White Dugan.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, at Souls Harbor Church of God in Cambridge with the Rev. J. Edward King and the Rev. Keith Cornish officiating.
Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery near Hurlock. The family will receive friends during the hour preceding the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Soul's Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the Heart Fund, 4213 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Katulis, Toby Custis, Joel Newcomb, Gerald Horney, Terry Church and Robert Hanlin. The Board of Ushers of his Church and the Seniors Morning Coffee Club will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Joshua J. Nichols
CAMBRIDGE - Joshua Isaac Nichols, 12 days old, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Joshua was born on Oct. 11, 2004 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
He was the son of Terry J. Nichols of Cambridge and Charles Hunkapiller Sr. of Easton. Joshua was also survived by his maternal grandmother, S. Jean Nichols and maternal great-grandmother, Lydia Nichols of Cambridge; aunts and uncles, Penny and Jason Doty of Cambridge, Philip and Tracy Nichols of Cambridge, Louis Hunkapiller of Chicago, Ill.; three cousins, Maclain Doty, Lake Nichols and Carter Nichols, all of Cambridge; three stepsisters, Ruth Ann McCulloch of Florida, Carol Lee Lefflew, Alice Hunkapiller; three stepbrothers, Charles Hunkapiller Jr., David Hunkapiller, all of Pennsylvania and Louis Hunkapiller of Ohio.
Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Larry Nichols; maternal great-grandfather, Isaac L. Nichols Jr., who were both of Cambridge and paternal grandmother, Alice Hunton, who was of Ridgely.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm. today at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Douglas Ridley, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Cambridge.
Arrangements are being handled by the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A.