Marion "Buddy" Weber Venables

June 24, 1927August 2, 2018

Marion “Buddy” Venables, 91, of Salisbury died August 2, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born June 24, 1927 in Centreville, MD the son of the late Harry J. and Alice W. Venables of Fruitland, MD. Mr. Venables retired from The Daily Times after 43 years in June 1990. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Salisbury where he served for 20 years as an usher at the 8am service. In 1966 he was appointed and commissioned Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay with Rank and Respect by former Governor J. Millard Tawes. He was a past Commander and charter member of the Wicomico Yacht Club. Past Commander and lifetime member of the Salisbury Power Squadron. Appointed to the National Power Squadron Governing Board “Amenities” after earning 54 Merit Marks, and life member at the Elks Lodge #817 in Salisbury. He served with the US Merchant Marines during WWII enlisting at the age of 17 and served for four years with the United States Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Cathy Venables; grandson, Tommy Venables, Jr. and his wife Emily; and two great-grandchildren, Boston and Braylan Venables. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lee Venables; and his son, Tom Venables. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10am at St Peters Episcopal Church, 115 St. Peter’s St. Salisbury, MD 21801. The Rev. David Michaud will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Andrews Episcopal Cemetery in Princess Anne. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Buddy to St. Peters Episcopal Church, Building Fund, 115 St. Peter’s St, Salisbury, MD 21801 or Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Visit www.boundsfuneralhome to send letters of condolence.


  • Cathy Venables, Daughter-in-law
  • Tommy Venables, Jr. & Emily, Grandson
  • Martha Lee Vanables, Wife
  • Tom Venables, Son

  • Gary Lewis, Sr.
  • Doug Jones
  • Billy Dotson
  • Gary Lewis, jr.
  • Justin Pantalone
  • Tommy Venables

  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church


  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

Marion "Buddy" Weber Venables

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Bill truitt

August 14, 2018

When he brought me his guns for cleaning or repair, He always had a great story of his grand son. The time when he told me of his son's death.
A wonderful man, a kind human the world will surly miss

Jeffrey Brimer

August 10, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the times I was over to see Tommy and you. Great fishing and hunting stories. I will keep you in my prayers.
I lost melanie in March of this year.
Dad last year.

Sandra Gardiner

August 8, 2018

Buddy was a wonderful neighbor. Know him over 40 years. Also knew him when he sold advertisements for the Hecht co. So sorry , he will be missed. God bless his surviving family , I will always remember him riding his lawn mower with a mast and waving to us all.

Sincerely , The Gardiner Family of Woodridge Dr.