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Salisbury - Earl L. Birckhead, 96, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Howard H. and Florina Birckhead. His wife was the late Jean Pinkett Birckhead.

Mr. Birckhead retired after 36 years from AT & T. He is the last musician during the big band era. He played at Alpine Room in Johnny & Sammy's with the late Earl and Maude Robinson.

He is survived by two daughters, Mona Lisa Warren (Robert) and Lana Roberts (Wendell) of Salisbury; and step-son Patrick Pinkett (Rose), of Sharptown; a grandson, whom he raised, John Cottingham; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, and several nieces and nephew.

Funeral services will Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Stewart Funeral by Holloway and Downey, West Road, Salisbury. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by services. Burial will be at the Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Chipman Cultural Center, PO Box 4374, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Arrangements are in the care of Stewart Funeral Home by Holloway and Downey, P.A., 821 West Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801. Please visit www.thestewartfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Times on May 9, 2018
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