Obituaries

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Rev. C. Richard Masters

11/14/2014
On November 14, 2014, Charles Richard (Dick) Masters, 89, passed on at the Homewood Retirement Community in Williamsport, MD. Born in Smithsburg, MD on July 19, 1925, he was the son of Charles D. and Beulah (Kinsey) Masters. Dick attended Smithsburg High School, enlisting in the US Navy after graduation in 1943. He attended Midshipmen’' School and was commissioned as Ensign, serving aboard ships in the South Pacific.  Following the war, Dick attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, receiving a...

Rev. Dr. Bernie Zerkel

11/12/2014
The Rev. Dr. Bernie Zerkel, Jr., 89, of Westminster, MD died Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014 at Carroll Hospital Center. Born October 24, 1925 in Mt. Jackson, VA, he was the son of the late Bernie and Beatrice Zerkel. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Zerkel, and was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Hile Zerkel. Rev. Zerkel was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during W.W.II from 1943-46. He graduated in 1949 with a B.A. in Economics from the University of ...

Rev. Joseph DeLaurentis

11/8/2014
DeLAURENTIS, REV. JOSEPH B. - 91, of Absecon, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at home. Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 18, 1923 to Biagio and Josephine, immigrants from Italy, he was one of four children, predeceased by his brothers Arthur and Patrick and sister Rita. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a paratrooper. Joseph worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 30 years, serving as a Regional Supervisor, being voted the best in the country. He was ...


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