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Goodie Bag
Published On: 8/23/13

We Remember Those We Have Lost

By: DispatchAdmin via Maryland Coast Dispatch

George F. Hamel

BERLIN — George F. Hamel, a retired Army Colonel and public affairs specialist who later was an administrator with the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, died Feb. 26, 2013 at age 93.

Col. Hamel lived in Arlington and McLean, Va. for more than 35 years before retiring to Ocean City in 2001 then moving to Selbyville, Del. in 2012. Col. Hamel loved both his Army career and his service with Fairfax County Public Schools, but the true treasures of his life were his wife and family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Arline, of Selbyville, Del.; four daughters, Cynthia McManus of Arlington, Janet Hamel of Orono, Maine, Dr. Sally Dowling of Ocean City, and Molly Wilson of Camp Hill, Pa; and three sons, George Jr. of San Francisco, Calif., James of Williamsburg, Va., and William of Bryn Mawr, Pa. He is also survived by his brother, Richard, 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

There will be a mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:45 p.m. at Ft. Myer (VA) Memorial Chapel followed by a procession to Arlington National Cemetery, where interment will take place with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842; to the George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807, Milwaukee, Wis. 53278-0807; or to the charity of your choice.

Joyce Glass Hanvey

N. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Joyce Glass Hanvey of N. Miami Beach, Fla. and formerly of Ocean City and Baltimore went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 24, 2013 at Jackson North Hospital in N. Miami Beach, Fla. under the wonderful care of VITAS hospice.

Born on Nov. 15, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Wittstadt. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Donald William Hanvey, on March 4, 2013; granddaughter, Kenlee Raye Chamberlain, 1989; grandson, Judson Charles Chamberlain, 2006; and son-in-law, Calvin Bishop, 2011.

Joyce had been a serve at many fine restaurants in Baltimore and Ocean City. She co-owned the Seafarer Motel in Ocean City along with her son, Kenny. At the time of her illness, she was self-employed with residential rentals in N. Miami Beach, Fla. with her late son, Donald.

A strong-willed Christian woman, she told it with style and was well-known for her soft and generous heart. If anyone needed a meal or a resting place, she provided. She was often seen around Florida shopping for her tenants and many times referred to as “Mom Joyce.”

She was skilled in ballroom dancing and put on exhibitions with her teacher and long-time companion, Karol Mervak. She enjoyed morning coffee and donuts with her friends and browsing through thrift shops.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter Deborah Thompson Bishop of Bishopville; son Kenneth G. Glass of Ocean Pines; granddaughter Jacqueline E. Glass; and grandson Sasha A. Glass. The love of her life was Sweetpea, her Chihuahua. She had a very special love for long-time friends Karol Mervak and Mary Taft.

Cremation followed her passing and interment will be private at the Ebenezer Cemetary in Whaleyville, Md.

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