Ward M. Stoker, 88, waterman, carpenterWard M....


Ward M. Stoker, 88, waterman, carpenter

Ward M. Stoker, a retired carpenter, died Thursday of respiratory problems at his home in Hurlock. The Dorchester County native was 88.

Mr. Stoker, who had been a waterman in his younger years, retired in 1965 after working for almost 20 years as a carpenter. He also had a Baltimore Sun newspaper route for more than 25 years.

Mr. Stoker was a charter member of Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company and a member of Hurlock Recreation Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg.

Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Bertha Bargman Stoker; two daughters, Sue Wile of Seaford, Del., and Peggy Meyer of Federalsburg; four sisters, Mattie Wells, Angeline Hoffman and Audrey Walden, all of Hurlock, and Marie Lee of Vienna; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dorchester Hospice Foundation, 751 Woods Road, Cambridge 21613, or to Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company, Hurlock 21643.

Pub Date: 8/25/96

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