Barbara J. Dickey
OCEAN PINES – Barbara J. Dickey, 73, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria Gernazio Arrigo.
Dickey had worked as an administrative assistant in special education with the school system. She was a member of Play It Safe in Ocean City. She loved her family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas L. Dickey; one son, Thomas Brent Dickey and his wife Judith Dale; two daughters, Sharlee Ann Alde and her husband Stephen and Laura Yevette Dickey; and one grandson, Nathan Thomas Dickey.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Community Church of Ocean Pines. Rev. Thomas McKelvey will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wellness Community, 1506 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Geneva Ruth Waters
BERLIN – Geneva Ruth Waters, 81, of Berlin died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital.
Born in Snow Hill, she was the daughter of the late Wesley R. Hardy and Emma S. Corbin Hardy. Her husband, Juilian Waters, preceded her in death.
She was a member of Hutts Memorial United Methodist Church. Waters served as an usher, secretary of the administrative board, president of the finance committee, and vice president of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Loving memories will remain with one son, Thomas Murray of California; one daughter, Nicol R. Waters of Baltimore; one adopted daughter, Helen Vickers of Dover; three sisters, Mary Grace (Braddock) Harmon of Horntown, Clemeth (James Jr.) Purnell of Berlin and Pamela Redden of Burlington, N.J.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Hardy of Berlin, Lena Hardy of Philadelphia and Elaine Harris of Columbia, Md.; four grandchildren, Taylor N. Waters and Vincent K. Waters, both of Baltimore, and Tiahua V. Waters and Tirri J. Waters, both of Berlin; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, in-laws and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. The Rev. Pearl Johnson will be the officiating pastor. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service and from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be in Hutts Memorial United Methodist Cemetery in Snow Hill.
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Joseph A. Fetchko
OCEAN CITY – Joseph A. Fetchko, 78, of Ocean City, and formerly of Hyattsville, Md., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
He was born in Bayonne, N.J., to the late Stephen and Anna Nazad Fetchko.
He was a 1952 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. After graduation, he served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954. He worked for the U.S. Navy Department while serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1954 to 1984. He returned to active duty with the Navy and served from 1984 to 1985 with NATO. He retired as a captain and then built his dream home in Ocean City.
He enjoyed making modern metal art sculptures and entering his work in regional galleries and art leagues, where he won numerous awards. He enjoyed sailing, rowing and flying. He was a member of the Rehoboth Art League and the Salisbury Art Institute and Gallery.
He is survived by his wife, Orna-Maie Fetchko of Ocean City; daughters, Catherine Hower and husband, Bradley, of St. Michaels, Susan Pearson Lazar and husband, Ronald, of Royal Oak and Joan Fetchko MacDonald and husband, Joseph, of Hull, Mass.; two brothers, Edward Fetchko and George Fetchko, and a sister, Mary Barry, all of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Fetchko Cooper, in 2003 and a brother, Stephen Fetchko.
Services were held. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
George Frank Seltzer Jr.
BERLIN — George Frank Seltzer Jr., 62, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at his home in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, he was a son of the late George Frank Seltzer Sr.
He is survived by his mother, W. Pauline Horn Seltzer, and his wife, Helen Emma (Rebstock) Seltzer. Also surviving are his children, Nadine M. Mentecki and her husband, Troy, of Denton, George Frank "Chip" Seltzer III and his wife, LaToya, of Berlin and Tiffany Lynn Kuykendall and her husband, Brian, of Salisbury. There are six grandchildren, Troy, Stephanie, Alan, Amaya, Tobias and Chloe. Also surviving is a brother, Charles Seltzer; two sisters, Harriett Seltzer and Faye Seltzer, all of Baltimore; and a nephew Erik Seltzer.
Seltzer was a retired Baltimore City police officer of 28 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Maryland Law Enforcement Association, Ocean Downs Raceway Security in Berlin and Bonita Bay Group Security in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21201.
Arrangements are being handled locally by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.