Obituary-Lloyd Bradford Lewis of Berlin, Maryland dies at 84

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Lloyd Lewis obituary- Death, Cause of death –Lloyd Bradford Lewis of Berlin, Maryland passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the age of 84 leaving family and friends saddened in great grief.

Marital Life so far…

Lloyd Bradford Lewis was born in Salisbury, Maryland, He was the son of the late Viola Bradford Lewis and John Mitchell Lewis. He is survived by his 59 years old wife, Gail Turner Lewis, sons John Carl Lewis and wife Kathleen Coates Lewis, Stephen Turner Lewis and wife Kristin Hand Lewis, all of Ocean City, Maryland.

There are three grandchildren, Alexandra Lewis Berley (Blake) of Houston, Texas, John Carl Lewis, Jr. (Abigail) of Berlin, Maryland, William Turner Lewis of Ocean City, and great-granddaughter, Vivian Ann Lewis of Berlin. He is also survived by cousins, Dr. Jack Covington Lewis (Cynthia) and Dr. Frank Lewis (Janet) of Millington, Maryland.

Career Life so far…

Lloyd graduated from Buckingham High School in Berlin, and the University of Maryland in 1959 where he basked his commission as a Lieutenant II in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, Mariana, Florida, and Big Spring, Texas- where he was trained to fly single engine T34, T37, T33 aircraft jets.

After completing training, he was stationed in Greenville, South Carolina where he met his wife Gail. When the base closed, they were transferred to Savannah, Georgia. He flew missions all over the world in the C124 transport. Most notable was when he was stationed in New Zealand and flew supplies to Antarctica (McMurdo Sound and other outposts) for 3 months earning an Operation Deep Freeze Medal for flying into Yugoslavia, a Communist Country, for a relief mission.

After six years of active service, Lloyd Lewis resigned his active status as a Captain and served 2 years in the reserves and 4 years in the active reserves. He returned home with wife Gail and son John to settle in Ocean City and start his real estate career with John Rolf Resort Realty. Subsequently he became partners with Gordon Harrington developing condominiums in Ocean City. Later he and Terry Hough opened Coastal Realty at 50. He also partnered with William Esham, Snr. and William Esham, Jnr. to develop multiple properties in the area. In 1971, Lloyd and Gail purchased property at Talbot Street. and the Bay in ocean City and opened the M.R. Ducks Bar and Grill in 1982. Several M.R. Ducks clothing stores followed. Lloyd remained active in the business until his death.

Lloyd was a founding member of Worcester Preparatory School (formerly Worcester Country School) and served on the boards of the Tax and Appeal Board of Worcester County, Home Bank in Newark, MD, and the Planning and Zoning Board of Ocean City. He was a member of the Ocean City Downtown Association, the Ocean City Marlin Club, Ocean City Lions Club and Ocean City Development Corporation.

Funeral Service

A viewing will be held on Monday, September 6th from 5:00 -7:00 PM at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin with a funeral service to be held at the Atlantic Methodist Church in Ocean City, on Tuesday September 7th at 11:00 AM. Rev. George Patterson will officiate. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Pl Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979, or Worcester Preparatory School, 508 S Main St., Berlin, MD 21811.

We pray that God grants those who are affected by this death the fortitude to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members and friends.