– Dwight Lee Busick, 65, of Berlin, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June
4, 2010 at the Berlin Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He suffered from
complications of a gleoblastoma brain tumor and total paralysis. He died peacefully
in his sleep.
July 24, 1944, he was the son of the late John Sterling Busick and Louise
Busick, raised in Baltimore and a graduate of City College, class of 1963 and
the Baltimore County Police Academy in 1965.
survived by his wife, Linda Carol Busick; his brother, John S. Busick;
sister-in-law, Joyce Busick; brother-in-law, Herbert Brown; several nephews and
a niece and their families. He is preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth
was a member of Taylorville United Methodist Church in Taylorville, Evergreen
Masonic Lodge #153. He was a 26-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police
Department beginning his career as a cadet in 1964 and retiring as a captain in
1990. He served as the director of Protective Services for the Franklin Square
Hospital (1990-95) and also worked for the Carroll County Court System.
moving to Berlin, he served as a docent for the Ward Museum of Wild Fowl Art
and volunteered much time to community organizations including the Friends of
the Ocean Pines Library, Habitat for Humanity, Worcester County Republican
Club, and Healthy U. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, collecting military soldiers
and was an avid reader.
an inspiration to the officers he commanded within Baltimore County Police
Department. He will always be remembered for his beautiful blue eyes and sweet
smile. He was truly a gentle man, respected and loved by all whose lives he
memorial service will be held on Friday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocean
Pines Community Church, 11227 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. 21811; visitation
with family from 10:30- 11:30 a.m., followed by service and luncheon at the
are being handled by the staff of Bounds Funeral Home.
Clifford Johnson, Sr.
BERLIN – Everett Clifford Johnson, Sr., "Tip", 79, died Monday, June
7, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Taylorville, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine Wooten Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Baker Johnson, in 2008.
Johnson had worked for many years as a manager at Pigmans-Magee Hardware in
Berlin and later owned and operated Tip Johnson’s Paint and Wallpaper Co. in
Berlin. He was a graduate of Buckingham High School, a member of Buckingham
Presbyterian Church, a United States Army Veteran, member of the Boggs
Disharoon American Legion Post #123 in Berlin, VFW Post #194 in Salisbury and
the Berlin Lions Club.
He is survived by his son, Everett Clifford Johnson, Jr. "Kip" and
his wife Judith Brocies of Chevy Chase, Md.; his daughter, Janet Johnson
Lathbury and her husband Bruce of Berlin; three grandchildren, Andy and Adam
Johnson of Chevy Chase and Madison Lathbury of Berlin; a sister, Dorothy Nelson
and her husband Ben of Snow Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his brother, Charles Johnson, Jr.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlantic
General Hospital Palliative Care Dept., 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Md. 21811
or Berlin Nursing Home Activity Dept., 9715 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Md. 21811.
CITY – John "Tip" Quillen, an Ocean City native son, age 83, died
Monday, June 7, 2010 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Ocean City, he was the son of the late John Elmer Quillen and Mary Elizabeth
Clark Quillen. He was greatly adored by his family. He is survived by his wife
of 61 years, Marian E. Quillen, and daughters, Marijane Boyd and her husband
Paul, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. and Nancy Britt and her husband Gregory of
Ocean City. There are four grandchildren, Lauren Britt, Lindsay Britt Stallings
and her husband Brian, Trevor Britt, and Kelly Boyd. There is one
great-grandson, Mason Lee Stallings. Also surviving is a brother, Paul T.
Quillen of Melbourne, Fla. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Quillen was a graduate of Ocean City High School and was employed with Delmarva
Power for 27 years, where he worked as an underground supervisor. He was a
lifeguard on the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1943 and was a WWII Naval Veteran
who served as a Radio Operator specialist on the Bon Homme Richard Aircraft
Carrier on the Pacific front during the war.
a member of the Sinepuxent American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City and a starter
at the Ocean City Golf and Country Club where he was a member for many years
after he retired. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean
City, a church Elder, and choir member. He was a life member of the Ocean City
Volunteer Fire Company and a former president of the Ocean City Elementary
School PTA. He had been a founding member of the Board of Directors of the MAC
Center, and a Past Master of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge # 153 AF & AM in
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church, 13th St. & Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City. Friends may call from
noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his
memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 13th St. and Philadelphia
Ave. Ocean City, Md. 21842.
Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
SNOW HILL – Joyce Strickland Boyer, 95, of Nassawango Road in Snow Hill died at
the Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on June 8, 2010
after a prolonged illness.
a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
1915, she grew up on a farm in Westover and later in Girdletree. She thrived in
school, graduating from Snow Hill High School at age 15. She entered Ursinus
College that year, where she lived with relatives and cleaned dormitory rooms.
By 1931, conditions during the depression were so bad that her father Clarence
W. Strickland and mother Nannie Ellen Strickland would have been unable to send
her back to college for the second year. They took a chance to open
Strickland’s 5 cents to $1.00 store in Snow Hill, which succeeded enough so
Joyce could return to the college. She graduated at 19 with high honors,
majoring in English and French.
married Allen J. Boyer soon afterward and, after making a home in New Jersey
for a few years, they moved to the farm on Nassawango Road where they lived for
more than 50 years. Her steady optimism carried the family through many
difficult times and her gentle and kind nature was admired by everyone. It was
a privilege for her two sons to grow up with her as their mother. She was
predeceased by her parents, husband, and sister Anne, and is survived by her
two sons, John S. and A. Stephen, seven grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Burbage Funeral Home in
Snow Hill, 208 West Federal Street on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. followed by
burial at Spring Hill Cemetery in Girdletree. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made in memory of the deceased to the Salvation Army, PO Box 3235,
Salisbury, Md. 21802 or the American Red Cross, PO Box 3714, Salisbury, Md.
21802, or other favorite charity.