OBITUARY OF JAMES EDWARD STILL
On August 23, James Edward Still went home to be with the Lord. Born December 23, 1923, he was three months shy of 85. Ed and his wife of 56
years, Elizabeth Block Still (Betty) had moved from Florida back to their home state of Maryland in December 2007 to spend their later years with family and long time friends.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his daughter, Pam Remmers and her husband, Bert, his granddaughter, Kristen Remmers, all of Carroll County, his grandson, Eric Remmers and his wife, Krista of Baltimore County, and his brother Charles William Still (Willie) of
Chestertown. His father, Fred Still of Baltimore, his mother, Mary Still of Ellenton, Florida, a sister, Betty Still, also of Ellenton, Florida, and a brother, Robert Still of LeHigh, Florida, preceded him in death.
Ed was a combat veteran of WWII, achieving the grade of sergeant, and proudly served with the Third Army under General George Patton. A
participant in the Battle of the Bulge, he rarely spoke of his service achievements, as did so many of his generation. While washing up, he
once ¿captured¿ five German soldiers with a helmet of water when they surrendered to him while the battle was still underway. Near war¿s end, he helped to liberate the concentration camp Dachau in Munich, one his proudest, yet saddest achievements. Once home, he served with the
Baltimore City Police Department for 21 years as a patrolman. He was also a member of the Glen Burnie Moose Lodge.
After retirement, he worked briefly in construction before moving to Florida where he worked in his community’s maintenance department for 18 years. He was an active participant in many comedy sketches over the years and often helped his wife, Betty, as a handy man, as she served in various offices in local clubs. Returning to Maryland, he and Betty
moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore where they joined the Milton United
Methodist Church and he had just joined the auxiliary of the Eastern Shore Hospital as a helper to Betty.
Loyal husband, devoted father, loving grandfather, valued friend and brother-in-law, he will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be
held at Milton UMC in Woolford at 2:00PM on Sunday, September 14, 2008.
Cremation arrangements were by Mid Shore Cremation Center, Cambridge.