Beryl Ulmer Wiley, 82, of Cambridge, formerly of Annapolis, died peacefully June 22 surrounded by her family, following a lengthy illness. Born in City Island, NY, March 25, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Knapp Ulmer. She attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City and then went on to graduate from Endicott College. With her husband, Chuck, she worked on the expansion and operation of Ulmer Sails, one of Annapolis' first sailmaking firms. An accomplished sailor, she sailed in the Star Boat Olympic Trials at the age of 16. She later sailed with her husband in 1962 in the Newport to Bermuda Race. Other interests included gardening, being out on the water, and a day at the horse races. Her passion for reading made her a regular at the local library. Above all, she enjoyed socializing in the company of friends and family. Mrs. Wiley is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Charles R. "Chuck" Wiley; three daughters, Deborah Toy and her husband, David, Karen Wiley Alt and Mary Wagner and her husband, Bruce; a son, Terry Flynn and his wife, Nancy; a brother, Charles "Butch" Ulmer; six grandchildren, Charlotte Schneider, Katherine Wiley Alt, Sydney Wagner, Tori Wagner, Colin Flynn, Samantha Flynn and a great grandson, Pieter. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at Christ Church, St. Michaels. Following the service, friends are invited to gather at the Miles River Yacht Club, St. Michaels. Memorial donations may be made to the Miles River Yacht Club Foundation, 606A N. Talbot Street, S115, St. Michaels, MD 21663, or to the Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601. Funeral arrangements are by the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton. For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
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200 S Harrison Street Easton, MD 21601
Published in The Capital on June 29, 2014