John O. Lamphier Jr., 71, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at home. He had been a financial analyst for the Department of the Army and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, Md. He was also a member of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department, the Ocean City Power Squadron and the Ocean Pines Boat Club.
Lamphier was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Gertrude (Hakala) Lamphier Sr. He is survived by his wife, Margaret H. Lamphier; two daughters, Kimberly Lamphier and her husband, David Whitaker, of Catonsville, Md., and Michele Nolan and her husband, Ed, of New Market, Md.; one brother, Stephen Lamphier of Laytonsville, Md.; and one grandson, Calvin Nolan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2009, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Berlin, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811.