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Our Obituaries

Everett E. MacCauley

September 21, 1932 - October 19, 2020

Everett E. MacCauley, Jr., age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born in Rowlandville, MD to the late Everett E. MacCauley, Sr. and G. Marie (Kelley) MacCauley. Everett was self-employed and owned his own construction company. Along with construction, Everett had many different talents such as, wood working and carpentry. He enjoyed golfing and watching NFL...
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Irene Martha Mellinger

July 16, 1931 - October 18, 2020

Irene Martha Mellinger of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Irene was born on July 16, 1931 in Crumpler, North Carolina to the late Walter J. Taylor and Mollie D. (Jones) Taylor. Irene grew up a farm girl and loved animals, especially horses and her dogs. She was a hard worker, had a very strong work ethic and spent her career working at Chrysler Corp. and in a sewing...
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Joan Wanda Haass

January 31, 1941 - October 17, 2020

Joan Wanda Haass, age 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 31, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Lawrence Owens and Clara "Cookie" (Draper) Robinson. Joan was employed by Wilmington Trust for thirty-two years. Her career started working the night shift as a key punch operator, then moved on to the...
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Thomas James "Tommy" Vernon

February 11, 1947 - October 16, 2020

Thomas "Tommy" James Vernon of Millville, DE, age 73, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1947 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late James Lee Vernon and Rhoda Estelle (Carter) Vernon. Tommy graduated from Rising Sun High School and later earned a Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland University College. After high school, he worked as barracks clerk for the...
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Dallis William Rash

September 14, 1930 - October 15, 2020

Dallis William Rash, age 90, of Quarryville, PA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was born on September 14, 1930 in London Britain Township, PA to the late William (Brack) Rash and Luna Capitola (Henderson) Rash. Dallis graduated from Newark High School in 1950, after which he joined the United States Marine Corp having served as a drill instructor at...
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Robert E. Young, Sr.

November 17, 1932 - October 14, 2020

Robert E. Young Sr. of Newark, DE, age 87, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Robert was born on November 17, 1932 in Columbus, GA to the late B.F. Young and Alice (Andrews) Young. Robert served in the Army from 1953-1955. He then worked as a chemist for DuPont and later was an Executive at DuPont in the Sales and Shipping of Chemicals. Robert was an Airplane Pilot Instructor and was...
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Maria Madeline Swiszcz

July 29, 1942 - October 11, 2020

Maria Madeline Swiszcz, age 78, of Elkton, MD passed away October 11, 2020. She was born on July 29, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James Charles Ricciardi and Florence A. Ricciardi (DiLauro). Maria was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling the United States. She also loved boating and her pet cats Phoebe and Eva. Maria was a kind hearted soul and will be remembered for her quirky sense...
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Grace Roark Webb

July 3, 1926 - October 11, 2020

Grace Roark Webb, age 94, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1926 in Ashe County, NC to the late Joshua C. Roark and Ella (Graybeal) Roark. Grace married the love of her life, Victor Webb, Sr. in 1945 and they spent 73 years together. During that time, Grace and Victor worked side by side in the Mushroom growing industry. She was a life-long...
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Roman J. Fedyk, Sr.

October 20, 1935 - October 11, 2020

Obituary Roman J. Fedyk Roman John Fedyk passed away on October 11th, 2020 after a long illness, at the age of 84. Roman was born in the village of Deryzhychi near Drohobych in western Ukraine. He was the youngest child of †Yuriy and †Josephine (nee Nehrebetska) Fedyk, siblings †Olha and Stefan. In 1944 his family fled his native Ukraine and ended up in the displaced persons camp in...
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James "Jim" Leo Halligan

February 3, 1946 - October 10, 2020

James "Jim" Leo Halligan, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 3, 1946 to the late James Robert Halligan and Margaret Elizabeth (Kuhns) Halligan. Jim had a passion for teaching and took great joy in educating others. He worked as an English teacher at Christiania High School for many years. In addition to teaching, he worked...
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Helen Clara Montgomery

December 9, 1926 - October 8, 2020

Helen C. Montgomery passed away peacefully on October 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was 93 years old. She was born on December 9, 1926 in Creston, North Carolina. Helen attended Business College before traveling to Maryland where she met the love of her life, Earle. Helen is survived by her 3 children, Robert and Linda Montgomery, Linda and Peter Castelletti, and Larry and...
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Daniel "Dan" Broyles Hutton

August 30, 1965 - October 6, 2020

Daniel "Dan" Broyles Hutton, age 55, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born on August 30, 1965 to the late Frank V.G. Hutton and Deloise (Broyles) Hutton. Dan graduated from Bohemia Manor High School. He was a hardworking builder and an avid woodworker. Dan had a smile that would light up a room, he charmed everyone he met, and did not have a judgmental bone...
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Charles Ernest Wadkins

March 12, 1961 - October 1, 2020

Charles "Chuckie" Ernest Wadkins of Chesapeake City, MD, age 59, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. Chuckie was born on March 12, 1961 in Wilmington, DE to William Gene Wadkins Sr. and the late Audrey Jean (Covey) Wadkins. Chuckie was raised and lived in Chesapeake City, MD his whole life. He loved doing commercial crabbing and enjoyed hunting deer and fishing. Chuckie is survived by...
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Robert ("Bobby") William Dollenger, Jr.

May 1, 1960 - October 1, 2020

Robert ("Bobby") William Dollenger, Jr., 60, of Elkton, MD, began the celebration of his new life with Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Robert was a devoted son, father, brother, uncle and great uncle to his family always remaining firm in his religious beliefs and put God, his country, and family first in every choice he ever made. Robert served as a CPL in the United States Marine...
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Elizandro Arce, Sr.

August 15, 1965 - September 30, 2020

Elizandro Arce Sr. of Newark, DE, age 55, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Elizandro was born on August 15, 1965 in Lares, Puerto Rico to Antonio Arce Sr. and the late Santia Mercado. Elizandro was a kind man and loved to help others. He was handy and enjoyed fixing things for people also. Elizandro will be lovingly remembered by his family as a great father and husband and...
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David Lee "Sarge" Sargent, Sr.

October 18, 1946 - September 26, 2020

David "Sarge" Lee Sargent, Sr., age 73, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born on October 18, 1946 in Washington, DC to the late Shade Haggae Sargent and Bessie Sue (Bryant) Sargent. Sarge worked as a truck driver throughout his life for various companies, as well as driving for the Department of Defense, until his retirement in 2010. During that time, he also...
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Robert "Bob" Wilbur Pratt, Jr.

August 22, 1952 - September 24, 2020

Robert "Bob" Wilbur Pratt, Jr., age 68, of Aberdeen, MD passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was born on August 22, 1952 in Laurel, MD to the late Robert Wilbur Pratt, Sr. and Janet Florence (Heffernan) McCann. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 128 in Aberdeen, MD. Bob was a fan of watching NASCAR races, football, and...
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Joseph Dennis Ardes

November 24, 1944 - September 23, 2020

Joseph Dennis Ardes of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Joe was born on November 24, 1944 in Chester, PA to the late George J. Ardes and Mary (Sipple) Ardes. Joe was a millwright for GM Automotive. He loved working on cars and his favorites were Corvettes and Firebirds. Joe was interested in all types of automobiles, planes, trains, boats and motorcycles. He was...
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Donald Francis Fanucci

July 15, 1943 - September 22, 2020

Donald Francis Fanucci, age 77 of Winter Garden, FL, formerly from Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 22, 2020. He was born on July 15, 1943 in Blakeley, PA to the late Frank Fanucci and Mary (Minicozzi) Fanucci. Donald was a very generous and kind soul who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a true family man and cherished the time he spent with them, whether that be watching old...
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James "Jim" Melvin Welch

May 16, 1930 - September 22, 2020

James "Jim" Melvin Welch of Port Deposit, MD, age 90, went to join his beloved wife Marjorie Eva Welch in the Lord's presence on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born in Lula, OK on May 16, 1930 to the late James Grisham Welch and Lillian L. (Melton) Welch. James is survived by his two sons: Michael L. Welch (wife Pamela) and Norman D. Welch (wife Marilyn); five grandchildren: Renee Rinck ...
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Eileen J. Weik-Adams

February 28, 1948 - September 22, 2020

Eileen Weik-Adams of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Eileen was born on a farm in Lafayette, New Jersey, to Warren and Dorothy (Blouch) Weik on February 28, 1948, and was the second youngest of four girls. As a child she had an affinity for riding horses and became somewhat of a junior equestrian. After high school she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her nursing...
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John C. Hash

September 15, 1947 - September 21, 2020

John C. Hash of West Grove, PA, age 73, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born in West Grove, PA on September 15, 1947 to the late John Hash and Jean Walker. John attended Kennett High School. He enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors; often going hiking or spending time at the beach in Rehoboth and Ocean City. John loved to experiment with his cooking, making new spicy foods...
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John Mack Brown

August 15, 1946 - September 17, 2020

John Mack Brown, 74, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on September 17, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1946 in Canebrake, WV to the late Raymond Gilford Brown and Hilda Stout Brown. John worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at DuPont where he retired after 32 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Elkton, MD and was a former Commander of the Chesapeake City VFW. John volunteered for...
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Richard Gilbert Gee, Sr.

April 29, 1937 - September 17, 2020

Richard "Dick" G. Gee of Wilmington, DE, age 83, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. Dick was born on April 29, 1937 in Newark, DE to the late Herbert Seymour Gee and Mildred (Hobson) Gee. Dick was a 1955 William Penn High School graduate and 1959 University of Delaware graduate. He taught in the Christina School District from 1959 until his retirement in 1992. Dick then worked for 5...
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James Ellis Schorah

October 22, 1939 - September 15, 2020

James Ellis Schorah, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. He was born on October 22, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph H. Schorah and Emma R. (Fitzsimmons) Schorah. James graduated from H.F. Brown Vocational High School in 1959. He was a proud US Army veteran. He later became a tv repairman for Sears and eventually worked for Millwright Union # 1545 for...
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Tommy Coleman, Jr.

April 29, 1957 - September 14, 2020

Tommy Coleman Jr. of Wilmington, DE, age 63, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. Tommy was born on April 29, 1957 in Grundy, VA to the late Thomas Tommy Coleman and Dolly G. (Owens) Coleman. Tommy worked at Chrysler as a foreman on the assembly line. He enjoyed working on cars especially his purple pickup truck. He played football and baseball at Delcastle and enjoyed playing games such...
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Harmon Ward Banning

September 10, 2020

Harmon Ward Banning, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away at home on Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was the son to the late Andrew and Marguerite (Goudzwaard) Banning. Harmon's aptitude for math and electronics showed early in life, he became a "ham" radio operator in high school in Bangor, Maine where he grew up. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Harmon then moved...
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Gary Biggs

July 6, 1949 - September 10, 2020

Gary Biggs of Chesapeake City, 71, passed away on Thursday September 10, 2020. Gary was born in Elkton, MD , begrudgingly, but transferred as quickly as possible to Chesapeake City where he called home for his entire life no matter where his head hit the pillow. Gary was the youngest son of the late Leon N. Biggs and Pearl Hagedorn. Gary was proud of his hometown and all of his friends and...
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Kay Kerr

August 9, 1936 - September 9, 2020

Aunt Kay was especially devoted to her mother Helen Sharpless and her sister, Barbara Astle both preceding her in death. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the U of D with special interests in history and politics. She spent her early adult life living and working in New York City. She loved to travel. She instilled in us a love for the fine arts, museums and theatre. Family members and...
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Lucius Floyd Tucker

April 11, 1955 - September 9, 2020

Lucius Floyd Tucker of Newark, DE, age 65 passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was born on April 11, 1955 in Richmond, VA to the late Floyd S. Tucker and Virginia M. (Whitlow) Tucker. Lucius always wanted to be a truck driver. He started driving at 22 and owned his own truck for most of the 33 years he drove until his retirement in 2010. Lucius enjoyed watching golf and his favorite...
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Joan A. Wolinski

October 11, 1932 - September 6, 2020

Joan A. Wolinski of Millsboro, DE, age 87, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 11, 1932 in Nanticoke, PA to the late Joseph and Rose (Ferrance) Wrublewski. Joan grew up in Warrior Run, PA and worked at the sewing factory in Nanticoke, PA. In 1957 she married William Wolinski who was from nearby Glen Lyon, PA. After they were married,...
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Mary Lou Shaw

July 12, 1937 - September 5, 2020

Mary Lou Shaw, age 83, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born in Elkton, MD on July 12, 1937 to the late Charles T. Weldin and Cornelia E. (Sloan) Weldin. Mary Lou was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, who served as a teacher and superintendent of the Sunday school program. She was also a leader of the MYF. Mary Lou loved the Lord very much and...
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Tam M. Wriston

September 11, 1924 - September 4, 2020

Mother, a week shy of her 96! birthday, set sail for the farther shore last week, to be re-united with Dad, Amy, Tinty, Lance, Gramma and Grampa, Hib and Deke and her brothers Milton, Donald and Pete. An extraordinary Mother, Wife, Painter, Violinist, Cook, Gardener, Friend and Grandmother, she will be sorely missed; but has left her mark (forever). Long may she run.
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Bruce A. Miller

November 27, 1953 - September 4, 2020

Bruce A. Miller, age 66, of Landenberg, PA, passed away September 4, 2020. He was a 1973 graduate of Delcastle High School. He immediately started working for Hewlett Packet/Agilent Technologies in 1973, where he was still most recently employed. This year he celebrated 47 years with Agilent Technologies. Bruce married Carol Marie Anderson in August 1976. Bruce and Carol had two children,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Goldsmith

April 4, 1947 - September 4, 2020

Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Goldsmith, age 73, of Conowingo, MD passed away September 4, 2020. He was born on April 4, 1947 in Baltimore, MD to the late William Thomas Goldsmith and Norma Mae Goldsmith (Hodges). Jerry served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam from 1966-1968. During his service he earned various medals including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Jerry also served in the...
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Alice Louise Miller

January 7, 1946 - September 3, 2020

Alice Louise Miller, age 74, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born on January 7, 1946 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Charles and Mary Katherine Miller. Alice had many light house collections throughout her home. She loved owls and enjoyed going fishing at the ponds, lakes, and rivers. Alice enjoyed traveling to Daytona, FL and to Roanoke, VA where she would...
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Brandy Renee Bernier

April 9, 1975 - September 3, 2020

Brandy Renee Bernier of Rising Sun, MD, age 45, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 9, 1975 to Alan Dale Bernier and Joyce Elaine (Sullins) Bernier. Brandy attended Cecil Community College for Nursing and went on to work as a nursing assistant at Union Hospital in Elkton. She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, often going fishing and hiking....
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Mary Anne Smith

March 30, 1961 - September 2, 2020

Mary Anne Smith, age 59 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 2, 2020. She was born on March 30, 1961 in Elkton, MD to Ann (Hovermill) Bullock and the late David Conrad. Mary was a very caring and thoughtful person. She was passionate about helping and taking care of others. Her desire to help others led to her becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years. She worked for a number of...
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Roger Lawrence Persons

November 6, 1943 - August 31, 2020

Roger Lawrence Persons, age 76 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 31, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1943 in Ossing, NY to the late Lawrence Robert Persons and Lydia Sunset (Olson) Persons. Roger achieved his degree from Cornell University, which he was extremely proud of. He was a soldier in the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. Roger enjoyed many hobbies which...
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Marjorie "Margie" Boyd

October 28, 1965 - August 30, 2020

Marjorie Boyd, "Margie", age 54 of Elkton, MD passed away on August 30, 2020. She was born on October 28, 1965 in Chester, PA to Howard Carl Blackburn, II and the late Jane Ann (Everly) Spencer. Margie worked as a school bus driver for more than 20 years. She drove for Eschbach Bus Services for Solanco School District for 15 plus years and Dvorak Bus Services for Cecil County Public Schools...
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Debra "Deb" Joan Kennedy

March 22, 1953 - August 29, 2020

Debra "Deb" Joan Kennedy, age 67, of Townsend, DE passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on March 22, 1953 to the late John Havell Kennedy, Sr. and Joan Marie (Faber) Kennedy. Deb was an avid Saints fan who enjoyed watching all of their games. She loved drinking coffee, collecting dragons, and listening to audio books specifically, historical fiction. Deb...
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Julie Jones Argoe

October 29, 1956 - August 28, 2020

Julie Jones Argoe of Elkton, MD age 63, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1956 to the late George Beckett Jones, Sr. and Esther (Hannah) Jones. Julie grew up on her family's dairy farm in Earleville, MD, and was a farm girl her whole life. As a child she loved cows and collected anything with a cow on it. Each year she would go to the Cecil...
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Phyllis Jean Crabtree

May 7, 1925 - August 24, 2020

Phyllis Jean Crabtree, age 95, of Elkton, MD passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. She was born on May 7, 1925 in Newark, DE to the late Walter E. McConnell and Maime M. (Bachoff) McConnell. Phyllis grew up on her family's farm near Media, PA. She attended college in Philadelphia, PA earning an Associate's degree in Nursing. Phyllis worked in Elkton, MD for nearly thirty years with Dr....
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Betty Sue Edwards

June 4, 1932 - August 22, 2020

Betty Sue Edwards of Conowingo, MD, age 88, passed away Saturday August 22,2020. Betty was born on June 4,1932 in Crumpler, N.C. to the late William R Eller and Pearl M. (Hudler) Eller. Betty was very family oriented and attended Sunday church services at Calvert Manor. Betty also loved gardening, crosswords, and cooking. Betty is survived by her son Stanley Campbell and his wife Shirley; her...
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Nancy Robertson Lucas

May 2, 1924 - August 21, 2020

Nancy Robertson Lucas, wife; mother; aunt and friend to all, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 at her West Grove, PA home, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was 96 years old. With her bright spirit, eternal optimism and adorable giggle, Nancy touched the lives of all who knew her; she left this world as gently as she lived it. Nancy Jane Robertson was born on...
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Patricia Haggerty Pugh

April 26, 1970 - August 21, 2020

Patricia Haggerty Pugh entered peacefully into rest on Friday, August 21, 2020. Her joy was found in spending time with her loving and devoted husband, Len, children and grandchildren, all who will miss her deeply. Patti Pugh was born April 26, 1970 in Columbia, SC to Norman Kent Haggerty and Sherry Wilson Haggerty. She lived in Newark, DE since 1986, and resided in North East, MD since 2005...
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Sandra L. Snyder

October 23, 1956 - August 20, 2020

Sandra (Sandy) L. Snyder of Conowingo, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. Sandy was born on October 23, 1956 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late George Lewis Novosel and Peggy Ann (Painter) Novosel. Sandy was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Calvert Nursing Home and loved helping people. She will be remembered as a kind and calm person and could never say "no" to anyone. Sandy...
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Phyllis Bartlett Absher

October 4, 1942 - August 18, 2020

Phyllis Bartlett Absher, 77, of Perryville, MD, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with her children by her side. She was born to the late Hobert and Leona Bartlett on October 4, 1942 in Chester County, PA. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Cecil County and a founding member of Porters Grove Baptist Church. She was a licensed beautician for twenty years. She retired from...
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Frank Joseph Stringer, Sr.

April 19, 1958 - August 17, 2020

Frank Joseph Stringer, Sr. age 62 of Elkton, MD passed away on August 17, 2020 after a short and fierce battle with cancer. He was born on April 19, 1958 in Bainbridge, MD to the late Frank Ira Stringer and Pauline Doris (Loller) Knecht. Frank was a proud veteran and served in the US Navy for six years where he worked in telecommunications. After serving our country, Frank worked as a skilled...
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Ruth Anne Proud Moore

November 13, 1935 - August 15, 2020

Ruth Anne P. Moore, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2020. Ruth Anne was born on November 13, 1935 in Newark, DE to the late Robert Merrick Proud and Ruth Elizabeth (Little) Proud. Ruth Anne worked at Agway for more than 30 years however her real joy was being a homemaker, caring for her husband and children. She took great pride in her family and keeping the outside...
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Tammy Lynne Croom

September 12, 1972 - August 9, 2020

Tammy Lynne (Thornton) Croom, age 47, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020. She was born on September 12, 1972 in Wilmington, DE to Larry and Linda (Ward) Thornton. Tammy was a lifelong member of The Barn Vineyard Church in Landenberg, PA. She enjoyed attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire every year with her husband. Tammy had a great love for the outdoors, taking...
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Michael Dominic Forrester

January 15, 1988 - August 7, 2020

Michael Dominic Forrester of Wilmington, DE, age 32, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Michael was born on January 15, 1988 in Newark, DE to the late Michael Anthony DiTeodoro and Jeri Lynn Forrester. Michael worked at JR Walker Roofing in Wilmington, DE. He was a very hard worker and had a great work ethic. He had a kind heart and would give the shirt off his back to help others in need....
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Martha Ellen Hewison

September 26, 1951 - August 7, 2020

Martha Ellen Hewison of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 and is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Martha was born on September 26, 1951 in Sandusky, OH to the late Frank Marion Hewison and Catherine Louise (Gaver) Hewison. Martha was a corporate travel agent for American Express. She enjoyed long walks, playing cards, traveling, dancing and singing with Joe and Becky. ...
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Mercy Deese Odom

December 3, 1952 - August 6, 2020

Mercy Deese Odom Mercy was born 6th out of 8 children. Her siblings Mary Dupee (deceased), Vivian Dale (deceased), Jean Woods Lattimore (deceased). Mercy is survived by her sons: Jason Reese Ellerbe and his wife, Simone and Corey Odom, Sr. and his wife, Maureen; Adonis (Donnie) Ellerbe – step son and (special mention) Daughter; Ronda Dale-Montgomery; her grandchildren: Corey Odom, Jr.,...
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Jane Shackelford Fee

October 27, 1952 - August 2, 2020

Jane Fee, age 67, of Elkton, MD passed away August 2, 2020. She was born on October 27, 1952 in Seattle, WA to the late Lloyd Clarence Shackelford and Virginia Lee Shackelford (Morris). Jane was a motivated and determined being that earned an associate's degree in travel administration. She went on to start her own business in Houston, TX as a travel agent and made her family proud of her one...
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Patrick "Pat" William Pannell, Sr.

March 1, 1954 - August 1, 2020

Patrick "Pat" William Pannell, Sr., age 66, of Warwick MD, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1954 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph William Pannell and Louise Virginia (Cotta) Pannell. Pat had two passions in his life, building and his family. As a builder, he was a master carpenter, building custom homes throughout his 30 year career. As a family man, Pat was...
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L. Robin Lindsay

February 12, 1958 - July 30, 2020

L. Robin Lindsay of Elkton, MD, age 62, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born on February 12, 1958 in Wilmington to the Joyce W. (Wakefield) Lindsay and the late Richard Lindsay. Robin graduated from Newark High School and then Woods Hole Institute of Oceanographic Studies in Massachusetts. At 17 she was Pre College at the University of Delaware and completed 3 years enrolled with...
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Frederic Cowan Garber

June 29, 1942 - July 29, 2020

Frederic "Fred" Cowan Garber, age 78, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born in Waynesboro, VA on June 29, 1942 to the late Harold Lavern Garber and Norma Isabelle (Fisher) Garber. Fred was a 1963 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company for thirty-seven years, retiring as the Director of...
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Tacy E. Wilson

September 7, 1927 - July 29, 2020

Tacy E. Wilson of Oxford, PA, age 92, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Tacy was born in Oxford, PA on September 7, 1927 to the late Samuel John England and Pearl Lydia (Williams) England. Throughout Tacy's life, she was involved in many organizations that brought her much joy. She was a founding member of the Degree of Pocahontas Ocklokonee Council 212 as well as being a member of the...
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Louisa Hazen Marks

February 14, 1934 - July 28, 2020

Louisa Hazen Marks of Newark, DE, age 86, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at home and in the company of her sons. Louisa was born on February 14, 1934 in Connellsville, PA to the late George Custer Hazen and Elizabeth May (Stevens) Hazen. Louisa was a successful professional musician and a true inspiration to her entire family. She received Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Music...
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Michael A. Domanski, Sr.

December 29, 1964 - July 25, 2020

Michael A. Domanski Sr. of Perryville, MD, age 55, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Michael was born on December 29, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Domanski and Ann (Kalinowski) Domanski. Michael graduated William Penn High School in New Castle, DE in 1982. He then served his country in the Navy as a Communications Specialist for 4 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, music...
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Betty Jo Tweed

September 1, 1929 - July 25, 2020

Betty Jo Tweed, 90, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on September 1, 1929 in Pipers Gap, Virginia to Premmie Tedder and Edgar Rector. Betty met her husband, George, in Newark and they were married in 1950. After marrying George, Betty became a homemaker. She was married to George for 63 years until his passing in 2014. After her...
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David L. Stixrude

November 29, 1935 - July 21, 2020

David Stixrude passed away on July 21 due to CHF complications. David was born on November 29, 1935, in Seattle, WA, where he lived until high school graduation. He entered Princeton in 1953 where he received his BA in Latin American Studies in 1957 and his PhD in 1967. His dissertation on the poet Pedro Salinas appeared in a series published by the Spanish Department at Princeton. Several...
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Laura T. Colona

June 11, 1938 - July 21, 2020

Laura Taylor Colona, age 82, passed away Monday, July 21, 2020. Laura was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 11, 1938 to the late Irwin C. Taylor and Hazel B. (Darlington) Taylor. Laura was raised on Georgia Farm in West Chester, PA. She loved and was very proud of the farm and it provided a perfect atmosphere to raise children and spend time with her family. The farm is now opened to the...
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George Park, Jr.

February 4, 1930 - July 14, 2020

George Park, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was born in Cecilton, MD on February 4, 1930 to the late George Park, Sr. and Eva (Moore) Park. George worked for many years as a farmer before moving on to open his own lawn mowing business where he worked until his passing. He was a member of the Chesapeake Beagle Club and bowled with the Methodist Men's Bowling...
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Jason Alexander Rush

July 18, 1982 - July 12, 2020

Jason Alexander Rush of Elkton, MD age 37, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jason was born on July 18, 1982 in Elkton, MD to the late Thomas Andrew Rush Sr. and Patsy Ann (Boone) Rush. Jason graduated James Madison University in Virginia with a bachelor's degree. He completed his studies to become a licensed funeral director at Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science. Jason worked at R.T....
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James C. "Jim" Lee

August 8, 1939 - July 9, 2020

James C. "Jim" Lee of Newark, DE, age 80, passed away July 9, 2020. Jim was born on August 8, 1939 in Newark, DE to the late Harvey Preston Lee and Mary E. (Rambo) Lee. Jim was in the Air Force from 1958-1962 and was a Sergeant First Class in the Delaware Army National Guard from 1979-1999 where he was named the 1st Delaware Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. Jim also belonged to the...
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Joshua C. Kellum

September 23, 1988 - July 6, 2020

Joshua C. Kellum, age 31, Mansfield, TX and Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly on July 6,2020. He was born on September 23, 1988 in Dallas, TX to Susan Lynn Kellum and Larry Dean Kellum. In addition to his parents, Joshua is survived by Wynter Upton and their daughter Lillian Kellum, Tow, TX. A brother, Thomas Stephen Kellum and his wife Denyce, Elkton, MD. His sister, Ashley C Kellum,...
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Mildred T. Harris

December 6, 1935 - July 6, 2020

Mildred Tilley Harris, age 84, of Colora, MD, passed away on July 6, 2020. She was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 6, 1935 to the late Glenn Edwin Tilley and Betty May (Early) Tilley. Mildred enjoyed spending time completing crossword puzzles and watching Fox News. She loved learning about her family history and was always sure to share her knowledge of history with the family. Mildred...
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Kathleen Sue Ball

July 31, 1947 - June 30, 2020

Kathleen Sue (Newsome) Ball of Sebastian, FL, previously of Rising Sun, MD, age 72, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John B. Newsome and Mary Sue (Johnson) Newsome. Kathleen graduated from Rising Sun High School in Rising Sun, MD in 1965 then went on to graduate from a medical assistant school in 1966 and started her career as a medical...
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Nicholas Reed Oetting

July 24, 1996 - June 30, 2020

Nicholas Reed Oetting, age 23 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1996 in Phoenixville, PA to Daniel Edward Oetting, Sr. and Elizabeth Ruth (Otter) Gambill. Nicholas was talented in many ways. He was gifted with the ability to make others laugh and he had a great sense of humor. He brought joy with him wherever he went. Many did not know that he could sing...
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Amelia Lynn Orr

August 8, 1968 - June 28, 2020

Amelia Lynn Orr, 51, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on June 28, 2020 at University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake after a long illness. In addition to her parents, George and Hellen Orr, Amelia is preceded in death by her dear son, George Kenneth Orr and her sister, Melissa G. Gordon. Amelia grew up living on the Orr Farm. She loved going thrift shopping and spending hours going to yard sales....
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Stephen "Steve" Channell, Sr.

March 12, 1942 - June 28, 2020

Stephen "Steve" Douglas Channell, age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Baltimore, MD to the late Albert Channell, Jr. and Mary (Bailey) Channell. Steve was always known as a workaholic and enjoyed every minute of working. He had a great talent with building; he made furniture out of redwood, made many unique pieces with grapevine, and...
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Charles Joseph Richardson

September 27, 1948 - June 28, 2020

Charles "Cheap Charlie" Joseph Richardson, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born on September 27, 1948 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Roy Elmer Richardson and Ethel Mae (Ashley) Richardson. Charlie grew up in Harford County, MD. He spent many days skipping school going to the Rock State Park and visiting the King and Queen Seat. Charlie worked for North...
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Elizabeth "Liz" Garvey

May 23, 1944 - June 27, 2020

Elizabeth "Liz" Anna Garvey of Port Deposit, MD, age 76, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. Liz was born on May 23, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edward Richard August Koster Sr. and Margaret Genevieve (Kline) Koster. Liz loved spending time on her farm. She loved horses; she had worked with retired race horses and used to ride trails and barrel racing with her husband. Liz collected...
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Donald L. Wiseman

August 18, 1966 - June 26, 2020

Donald L. "Don" Wiseman Jr. of Oxford, PA, age 53, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. Don was born on August 18, 1966 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Donald L. Wiseman and Esther Mae Wiseman (Moulton). Don was a fun, loving guy; a big kid and jokester, always playing a prank. He loved his kids and grandkids and especially enjoyed taking them to Disney World. Don also collected Legos...
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Darwin "Don" Struble

October 15, 1928 - June 21, 2020

Darwin "Don" Struble, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 and was born on October 15, 1928 in Leckrone, PA. Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He then graduated from West Virginia University in 1954. Don came to Rising Sun, MD and taught at Cecil County Public Schools for thirty years. During his time teaching, he taught Physical...
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Helen Louise Gehringer

October 25, 1929 - June 20, 2020

Helen Louise Gehringer,(née Smith), passed away on June 20, 2020. She was born on October 25th, 1929 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Dr. Andrew and Mary Smith. She lived most of her life in Egg Harbor City, graduated from Egg Harbor City High School, and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. Helen was a faithful member of The Moravian Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School,...
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Dorothy "Dot" Lewis

September 18, 1925 - June 19, 2020

Dorothy "Dot" Marie Cherry Lewis, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born on September 18, 1925 in Ridgley, MD to the late Roy Cherry and Mary (Ziegler) Cherry. Dot was a lifetime member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. She studied at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, and in the mid-1940s, worked as a secretary at the Continental Fiber...
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Robert "Bob" Sheaffer

October 11, 1923 - June 19, 2020

ROBERT P. SHEAFFER Born, Newark, Delaware October 11, 1923 Bob attended Newark High School and graduated 1941. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied airport management and became a flight instructor. Bob entered the Navy in 1943, became a naval aviator serving in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier Saratoga. He received two air metals and two...
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Delores Ann Eavey

June 19, 2020

Delores Ann Eavey, age 68, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on June 19, 2020. She was born on August 8, 1951 in Lynch, KY to the late Ralph Phillips and Dorothy (Lockhart) Phillips. Delores worked for Conowingo Elementary School for 28 years as a secretary, and was a lifetime member of 30 years at Pleasant View Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved being outdoors....
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Robert "Bunken" Thompson, Jr.

July 1, 1955 - June 18, 2020

Robert "Bunken" Lewis Thompson, Jr. of Port Deposit, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Born July 1,1955, in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Thompson, Sr. and Loretta (McCoy) Thompson. Bunken served his country with pride in the US Army and National Guard for six years. He enjoyed sports and coached his children's little league baseball and softball...
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Murrell "Leroy" Murphy

May 5, 1940 - June 16, 2020

Murrell "Leroy" Murphy, age 80, of Elkton, MD, was surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 when he went to join the Lord. He was born in Artemus, KY on May 5, 1940 to the late Thomas Murrell Murphy and Roberta (Johnson) Murphy. Leroy honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. In the course of his 28 year career he served as operations coordinator for the attaché...
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Edna Elizabeth Cox

July 3, 1936 - June 14, 2020

Edna Elizabeth Cox of Rising Sun, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020. Edna was born on July 3, 1936 in Newark, DE to the late Herbert Wood and Elizabeth (Lee) Wood. Edna was a 1956 graduate of Newark High School. After graduating she worked in the Agriculture Department at the University of Delaware. Joseph "Al" Alan Cox took a weekend leave from the Marines in Quantico to Delaware...
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Doris Thelma Thompson

June 4, 1932 - June 10, 2020

Doris Thelma Thompson of Bear, DE, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Doris was born on June 4, 1932 in Wilmington, DE to the late William George Lewis and Thelma (Wooleyhan) Lewis. Doris was a lifetime Delaware resident who grew up on her family's farm. She loved reading murder mysteries, watching police dramas and loved her Dunkin Donuts coffee. When she was younger, she...
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Clyde Duane Broadwater

January 5, 1946 - June 8, 2020

Clyde Duane Broadwater, "Duane" age 74 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 8, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1946 in Elkton, MD to the late Clyde Vincent Broadwater and Mary Louise (Baker) Perkins. Duane served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968. He was a proud Boy Scout and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. During his high school years, he was a guard on the Bohemia Manor...
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Vera Strickland

April 19, 1927 - June 7, 2020

Vera Virginia Strickland of New Castle, DE, age 93, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 7, 2020. Vera was born on April 19, 1927 in Simpson, Kansas to the late Frank J. Matous and Jesse (Pruett) Matous. Vera graduated from Brown Mackie Business School. She married William T. Strickland on November 23, 1946 and they moved to Newark, DE in 1949 and then later in 1952 to New Castle, DE. ...
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Sarah Ann Orr DeAngelis

February 17, 1943 - June 6, 2020

Sarah Ann Orr DeAngelis passed away on June 6, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital due to injuries from an auto accident. She was born near Rising Sun to the late Joseph Wilson and Sarah Cecilia (McCaslin) Orr on February 17, 1943. She lived her entire life on or near the family farm. Sarah Ann was deeply devoted to her family. There was no greater joy to her than taking care of her family. ...
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Harriett Smith Davis

December 13, 1939 - June 4, 2020

On June 4, Chesapeake City lost a valuable and kind resident with the passing of Harriett S. Davis, 80. Born December 13, 1939 in Wilmington Delaware, to parents Roland and Grace Smith, the longtime antique shop owner on Bohemia Avenue in Chesapeake City, was thought of by many as the unofficial Mayor of the town. Harriett owned Jack's Deli in Richardson Park, Delaware from 1967 until 1992. ...
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Brian Gene Wadkins

April 4, 1997 - June 3, 2020

Brian Gene Wadkins, age 23, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born on April 4, 1997 in Elkton, MD to Charles E. Wadkins and the late Theresa Faye Shivery. Those who knew Brian saw him as a happy little boy who loved being outside enjoying nature. He could be found somewhere near the neighborhood catching various reptiles including frogs...
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Beryl Kenneth Gore, Sr.

February 28, 1942 - June 2, 2020

Beryl Kenneth Gore, age 78, Millsboro, DE passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born on February 28, 1942 in Lancaster, PA to the late Bayne Sylvester Gore and Moncie (Gray) Gore. Beryl worked as a Repairman for Chrysler for thirty-three years. He was passionate about working on cars and loved his Barracuda and Camaro. Beryl was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed going to the shooting range...
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Laura Marie Herr

September 10, 1959 - June 1, 2020

Laura Marie Herr of Elkton, MD, age 60, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020. Laura was born on September 10, 1959 in Levittown, PA to Jacqueline (Burley) Herr and the late Frederick Herr. Laura worked as a Wetlands Section Manager for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control where she retired in 2012. She was a professional ski instructor at The Big Sky Resort in...
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Freddie Cox

September 19, 1948 - May 30, 2020

Freddie Cox of Conowingo, MD, age 71, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Freddie was born on September 19, 1948 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Charles Alfred Cox and Goldie (Roark) Cox. Freddie was a great father figure; he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the Baltimore O's and Iron Bird Games at Cal Ripkin Stadium and also liked bowling and playing...
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Susie L. Montgomery

October 28, 1916 - May 30, 2020

Susie Cathaleen Lucas Montgomery, age 103 and seven months, passed away May 30, 2020, at The Greens at Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was born October 28, 1916 in Moffatts Creek, Virginia, to the late Clay and Emma Lucas and was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Montgomery, Sr., seven siblings, and two grandchildren, Brandon Brinkman and Mark Goss. Susie was the last...
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Zelda Irene Whiteside

March 20, 1927 - May 27, 2020

Zelda Irene Whiteside of Elkton, MD, age 93, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Zelda was born on March 20, 1927 in Elkton, MD to the late Howard Simpson and Katherine (Underwood) Rigg. Zelda was born and raised in Elkton, MD. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed western books. She also enjoyed listening to her music. Zelda will be lovingly remembered as a jokester, she loved to...
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John Ted Milotte, Theodore

July 4, 1953 - May 26, 2020

John Theodore "Ted" Milotte, age 66, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2020. He was born on July 4, 1953 and was a life-long resident of Newark. He was a 1971 graduate of Newark High School and was the owner/operator of Built-Rite Fence Company for over 40 years. Ted loved traveling, boating, fishing, golfing, surfing, water and snow skiing, spending time at the Poconos...
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Edward P. McCarron, Sr.

October 30, 1937 - May 25, 2020

Edward P. McCarron, Sr., age 82, of Earleville, MD, formerly of Essington, PA, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William McCarron and Mary (Milliken) Evans. Edward was a member of Int'l Association of Heat and Frost Insulators - Local #14 of Philadelphia. He took great joy in maintaining and landscaping his lawn and garden. ...
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Kenneth Dudley VanDyke

July 8, 1922 - May 25, 2020

Kenneth Dudley VanDyke, age 97, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1922 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Glen VanDyke and Polly Emmaline (Ratliff) VanDyke. Kenneth was a truck driver for thirty-five years and also worked as a farmer. He enjoyed spending time on the water on his bass boat fishing and crabbing. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting for pheasants...
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Walter Douglas Jackson

October 2, 1989 - May 21, 2020

Walter Douglas Barlow Jackson (Doug), age 30 of Rising Sun, MD was called home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He now has no pain, only the brilliant presence of Jesus. Doug was born on October 2, 1989 in Christiana, DE. Doug grew up in Rising Sun, MD and attended Rising Sun High School. He enjoyed playing football and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Doug was...
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Carol Jean McGlothin

March 16, 1934 - May 21, 2020

Carol "Jean" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 86, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born in Street, MD on March 16, 1934 to the late Claude Robert Reeves and Betty Lou (Delp) Reeves. Jean worked at the Bainbridge Naval Base then went on to work for the Federal Government for 25 years at Perry Point until her retirement. Jean was a member of the Cecil County Senior Center for many...
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