Vera S. Mikush


Vera Schiebe Mikush died on November 16 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland. She was 85.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl Scheibe and Maria Therese Goebel Scheibe.

A former manager of Household Financial Services in Glen Burnie and Bowie, Maryland, Vera was also a former rural mail carrier in Ocean Pines, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Thornton Marshall Embrey, and her second husband, her love, Victor Edward Mikush.

Vera was a beautiful and accomplished woman, with only a trace of her German accent remaining. She was strong and determined and never liked to give in or give up, a trait she passed along to her daughters. She enjoyed playing her accordion, entertaining friends, and playing cards and board games, her most recent favorite being Rummykube

Vera was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin and attended the Church of the Holy Apostle in Catonsville, Maryland. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines, Episcopal Church Women, a Lector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and a choir member of St. Paul’s, Worcester Chorale and the Pines Tones. She loved music, people, and board games, which she loved to win. She was an active resident of Charlestown Retirement Community until Parkinson’s took away her mobility and began to slow her daily routines.

She is survived by Vera and Walter Dello Russo of Edgartown, Carla and Lyon Tyler III of Radnor, Penn., Catherine and Charles Janson of Clarksville, Md., Andrea Dello Russo of Oak Bluffs, Paula and Matthew Dello Russo of Edgartown, Summer Riordan, Hudson Riordan, and Ruby Dello Russo.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, Nov. 29, at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Charlestown, Maryland.