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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

At R.T. Foard Funeral Home, we believe in providing the highest quality of service to you and our community. Our family of funeral professionals is dedicated to helping you create a memorable celebration of the life that has been lived.

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Our Obituaries

John Bartlett Lanigan

October 8, 1945 - May 4, 2016

John Bartlett Lanigan, Jr., an accomplished safety professional and avid photographer, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after battling brain cancer for five months. Known by many as the "safety man" John spent the last 25 years committed to educating, training, and ensuring safe work environments for trade and craft workers throughout the Baltimore-Washington DC metro area. John began his career...
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Alex J. Evans

October 3, 1954 - May 2, 2016

Alex J. Evans, 61, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2016. Born October 3, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Alex was the son of the late Samuel and Katherine (Homza) Evans. Alex enjoyed fishing and boating. He was an animal lover with a special place in his heart for dogs and horses. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. Alex is survived by his two daughters,...
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Wallace Peery Behnke

March 25, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Wallace Peery Behnke, age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on April 23, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1929 in Trenton, MO to the late, Wallace Kessler Behnke and Pauline (Hill) Behnke. Wallace served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He spent nearly forty years at DuPont working on research and development of Thermoman and Nomex. He was involved in private consulting work during...
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Mary Margaret Thompson

March 26, 1954 - April 22, 2016

Mary Margaret Thompson, age 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 26, 1954, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Matthew and Susan (Golya) Engoglia. Mary Margaret grew up in Buffalo, NY. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a BA Cum Laude, in Wildlife...
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Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene"

March 15, 1931 - April 22, 2016

Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene", age 85 passed away on April 22, 2016 in Elkton, MD. He was born on March 15, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late, George Walker Cox and Virgie Ella (Ridinger) Cox. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service at Perry Point, he then worked alongside of...
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Franklyn E. Boys

November 22, 1922 - April 22, 2016

Franklyn E. Boys passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born, November 22, 1922 in Wilmington and was the son of Clyde and Louise Boys. Frank grew up in Wilmington, Alabama, Chicago, and Drexel Hill, PA as his father transferred with Hercules Powder Co. Upon graduation from Upper Darby High School in 1941, Frank entered the University...
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Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr.

March 19, 1933 - April 21, 2016

Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr., age 83, of Newark, DE, living on the same road for 83 years, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Wilmington, DE and was the son of the late Wilken Lamont and Myrna Viola Thompson McElwee. He graduated from Newark High School. He was a truck driver, a dispatcher at M&G Convoy, Bakers and DuPont;...
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Marvin R. Janney, Sr.

January 20, 1930 - April 18, 2016

Marvin R. Janney, Sr., 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2016. Born January 20, 1930 in Virginia, Marvin was the son of the late Brown and Rosie (Harrington) Janney. Marvin worked as a self-employed logger throughout his life. He was a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church and was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. Marvin will be dearly missed by his family and...
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Elester Howard Nash, III

April 17, 1968 - April 17, 2016

Elester Howard Nash, III, age 48 of Elkton, MD, passed away on, April 17, 2016. He was born on April 17, 1968 in Baltimore, MD to Elester Howard Nash, Jr. and Nellie Mae (Burchett) Booker. Elester liked music and was a Baltimore Ravens football fan. Not to mention, he had a sweet tooth and loved sweets! He is survived by his sister, Natalie Swann; brother-in-law, Robert Swann; five nieces...
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Helen T. Rhodes

July 4, 1947 - April 16, 2016

Helen T. Rhodes, 68, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on April 16, 2016. Born on July 04, 1947 in Bel Air, MD, Helen was the daughter of the late Luther and Virdie (Shumate) Taylor. Helen is survived by her 5 children, Mark Taylor and his wife, Kelly, Tinamarie Reamy and her husband, Jason, Kevin Taylor and his fiancé, Dorothy, Shannon Taylor and...
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Lewis "Jake" Maclary

April 11, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Lewis F. "Jake" Maclary, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1929 in Newark, DE to the late C. Lewis Maclary and Helen (Frazer) Willis. He entered the Navy at age 17 and served as a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he worked for Chrysler's Mopar Plant in the facilities and...
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Paul A. Boulden

December 25, 1944 - April 12, 2016

Paul A. Boulden, 71, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his loving family April 12, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born December 25, 1944 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David and Lucy Boulden. Paul retired from Chrysler after 30 years. He was a dedicated NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan who also enjoyed NHRA. He was an animal lover who held a special place in...
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Mary E. Crouch

January 2, 1929 - April 12, 2016

Mary E. Crouch, age 87, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Laurelwood Care Center. She was born on January 2, 1929 in Chester, PA to the late Walter Myers and Emma (Caraigan) Myers. She worked as a factory worker for National Vulcanized Fiber Mill in Newark, DE. She enjoyed playing poker and horse racing and was an avid visitor at Delaware Park. She is survived by her...
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James "Jim" Paul Belay

January 19, 1946 - April 11, 2016

James P. Belay, 70, of Rising Sun, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Christiana Hospital. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda (Ross) Belay; son Wade Belay and his wife Ginny; daughter, Sha Peterson; and 5 grandchildren; Nick and Grace Belay, and Haley, Kayla, and McKenna Peterson, his sister Carol Briggs and her husband Mike, special cousins Art...
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Deborah Jean Youngblood

August 2, 1947 - April 10, 2016

Deborah Jean Youngblood, age 68 of Elkton, MD passed away on April 10, 2016. She was born on August 02, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY to the late, Fred and Mary (Francis) Turner. In 1991, Deborah obtained her masters degree from New York University. As our Nani, she always instilled the value of education in us; she herself was a great teacher. She taught us the value of family, the importance of...
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Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr.

December 28, 1944 - April 8, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr., 71, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. Born December 28, 1944 in Scranton, PA, Bernie was the son of the late Bernard F. Kaper Sr. and the late Nellie (Berpeisti) Kaper. He was also proceeded in death by his son Brandon F. Kaper. Bernie enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and hunting; his most cherished time was spent with his family and...
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JoAnn Kennedy

February 22, 1941 - April 7, 2016

JoAnn Kennedy, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on April 7, 2016. She was born on February 22, 1941 in Jonesville, NC to the late, Lucille (Myers) Sexton. JoAnn was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Calvert Manor Nursing Home and Cecil County Public Schools as a cafeteria worker. JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, and...
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William "Bill" C. Worthington

April 17, 1952 - April 4, 2016

William "Bill" C. Worthington, 63, of Elkton, MD passed away after a long illness Monday, April 4, 2016. Born April 17, 1952 in Pennsylvania, Bill was the son of the late Arthur "Bill" Worthington and Charlotte Ella (Lincoln) Worthington. He was a registered nurse for many years at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. He owned and operated Kiddie Academy of Foulkstone in...
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Michael J. O'Brien

July 14, 1941 - April 4, 2016

Michael J. O'Brien, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully April 4, 2016 at his home. Born July 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, Michael was the son of the late William and Anna (Boyle) O'Brien. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie O'Brien; daughters, Linda Sexton and Donna Piluso and her husband, Anthony; four grandchildren, Jessica and Tony Sexton and Antonio and Nicole Piluso;...
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Earl Wayne Bowser

September 10, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Earl Wayne Bowser, 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on April 02, 2016. Born September 10, 1942 in Newark, DE, Earl was the son of the late Chester B. Bowser and Evelyn E. (Sollenberger) Gill. Earl was an avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagle football fan. He greatly enjoyed hand held computer games, but his most cherished time was spent with his granddaughters...
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Frank Michael Talmo

October 18, 1960 - March 30, 2016

Frank Michael Talmo, 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away unexpectedly March 30, 2016 at his home. Born October 18, 1960 in Wilmington, DE, Frank was the son of the late John and Patricia Talmo. Frank was an engineer by trade, a skilled contractor and he was also involved in the real estate business. For the past few summers, he worked as a bouncer in Dewey at North Beach, which he really...
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Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III

October 26, 1977 - March 29, 2016

Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III, 38, of Hockessin, DE died on March 29th, 2016. Born on October 26, 1977 in Wilmington, DE, Clay was the son of the late Clay Wall McInnis, Jr. and the late Judy Bredeson McInnis. From a young age, Clay was passionate about music. His mother initially taught him the piano keyboard on her accordion. Her musical talents as well as his father's natural ear for music...
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Enn Kotkas

February 2, 1941 - March 29, 2016

Enn Kotkas, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born on February 2, 1941 in Tallin, Estonia, Enn was the son of the late Heiti Kotkas and Silvia Nerska. Enn loved all aspects of biology, the environment, and nature. He was a Fisheries Biologist for Normandeau Associates in Drumore, PA for many years. Enn was fascinated by science; his hobbies included fishing, birdwatching,...
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Charlotte L Walker Brown

February 29, 1936 - March 29, 2016

Charlotte L. (Walker) Brown, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 29, 2016 at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hayti, PA, Charlotte was the daughter of the late Fredrick C. Beckett, Sr. and Margaret B. (Walker) Beckett. She was a graduate of West Chester High School and worked as a photo typesetter at the Opportunity Center....
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Essie May Tuggle

May 19, 1925 - March 28, 2016

Essie May Tuggle, age 90, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Newark, DE. She was born on May 19, 1925 in Russell County, VA to the late Evans Sylvester and Mary Jane Stillwell Cordle. She is survived by her children; Charles Sylvester Tuggle and his companion, Shirley Stoneback of Oxford, PA, Arnold Edward Tuggle and his wife, Theresa of...
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Ronald G. Smith, Jr.

September 28, 1965 - March 28, 2016

Ronald Gary Smith, Jr., 50, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly March 28, 2016 at his home. Born September 28, 1965 in Havre de Grace, MD, Ronald was the son of Ronald G. Smith, Sr. and Helen Louise (Ewing) Smith. Ronald enjoyed coaching volleyball for several schools and clubs in both Maryland and Delaware. He was a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, which he was very proud of. Ronald cherished the...
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Marie J. King

September 12, 1920 - March 26, 2016

Marie J. King, age 95, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. She was born on September 12, 1920, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Maxa and late Marie Noha Lombardi. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clatchey, of Rising Sun, MD; grandchildren, Christina Philistine, and her husband, John, of Rising Sun, MD, and Jason...
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Joyce Marie LaMonica

April 16, 1936 - March 24, 2016

Joyce Marie LaMonica, age 79, of Elkton, MD passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Wilmington, NC to the late Charles Harrison and Martha Kathleen Pugh. Joyce retired from Astra Zeneca, but she was mostly known and enjoyed being a mom and grandmother, caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. Active at her church - Immaculate Conception...
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Audrey C. Laws

August 14, 1927 - March 24, 2016

Audrey C. Laws, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Season's Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on August 14, 1927 in Christiana, DE to the late Olan J., Sr. and Lela G. Leasure Cleaver. Audrey lived her entire life in the Newark-Christiana area. She attended Christiana Elementary School and graduated from...
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Louise M. Stowell

August 11, 1927 - March 16, 2016

Louise McKay Stowell, 88, of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born August 11, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late John Gunning McKay, Sr. and Sarah Edith (Yorke) McKay. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA and attended the Upper Darby school system. She graduated in 1946 and continued her education at Wesley Jr. College....
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William "Dave" Yale

November 21, 1958 - March 13, 2016

William (Dave) David Yale passed away March 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 21, 1958 in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and was 57 years old. He is survived by two loving parents, William and June Yale of Calvert, Maryland, and spoke many times of his pride in their work following God's lead; and a sister, Margaret Brown of Phoenix, Maryland. Additionally, he leaves...
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Lorlean A. Murray

February 17, 1928 - March 12, 2016

Lorlean A. Murray, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born February 17, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Dwight A. and Audra Hayden Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Mildred M. Pease, and her husband, Duane, of Elkton, MD, and Faye Ladiges, and her husband, Robert, of Lynden, WA; six grandchildren, Stephen...
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Margaret "Peggy" Sprout

May 31, 1940 - March 12, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Sprout, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 12, 2016 surrounded by her children. A life-long resident of Rising Sun, Peggy was born on May 31, 1940, the daughter of the late, Harry J. Fox and Virginia Stephens Fox. Peggy was the fifth generation to live on her family farm. She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun....
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James Vaughan Jaquette

October 10, 1933 - March 11, 2016

James Vaughan Jaquette, age 82, of Newark DE, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on October 10, 1933 in Newark, DE to the late John Paul and Louise Blanchfield Jaquette. He is survived by his son, David Vaughan Jaquette, of Winchester, VA; daughter, Cyndi Lee Boulden, of Newark, DE; son, Lawrence Alan Jaquette, of Asheville,...
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John "Jack" Patrick Curran

February 26, 1941 - March 11, 2016

John "Jack" Patrick Curran, age 75, of Elkton, MD passed away after a short illness on March 11, 2016. Jack was born on February 26, 1941 to the late, John H. Curran and Dorothy (Klonowski) Curran in Wilmington, DE. Jack served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper and Ranger. He was a military advisor in Vietnam multiple times. He retired from the Wilmington Police Force and then...
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Ellamae "Ellie" Dugger

March 11, 2016

Ellie Dugger, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born in Freeland (Baltimore County) Maryland, Ellie was the daughter of the late James and Mae Pugh. She attended elementary school in Baltimore County and high school in Rising Sun, where she graduated, receiving awards for excelling in shorthand and typing. She worked at Bainbridge Naval Training Center as a secretary at the...
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Emily Elaine Doyle

September 20, 1939 - March 10, 2016

Emily Elaine Doyle, age 76, of North East, MD passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born on September 20, 1939 in Toronto, York County, in Canada to the late Alfred Michaels and late Muriel Grace (Ince) Michaels. She worked as an Executive Secretary for the oil industry. She is survived by her two children; son, Robert (Bob) Doyle and his companion, Lisa Johnson of Elkton, MD...
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Alfred E. Musser, Jr.

September 19, 1940 - March 9, 2016

Alfred E. Musser, Jr., age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born September 19, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Alfred E., Sr. and Sara Williams Musser. He worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, DE for 30 years until his retirement. Al was a big sports fan and a loyal supporter of the University...
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Evelyn M. Roberts

March 7, 1922 - March 8, 2016

Evelyn May Roberts, (née Frank); passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, one day after her 94th birthday, in Newark, DE. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved music, dance, and gardening. Evelyn participated in many amateur dance competitions, and always did well - having the trophies to prove it. Her lifelong love...
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Louise V. Jenkins

May 3, 1917 - March 4, 2016

Louise Virginia Jenkins, 98, of Luther Crest Retirement Home, Allentown, PA (formerly of Rising Sun, MD), passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4. She was preceded in death by her husbands, E. Newell Jenkins, Andrew Flowers and E. Joseph Cooney, and her son, Carl R. Cooney. Louise was born in Elkton, Virginia and lived most of her life in Rising Sun, Maryland. Her childhood years were spent on...
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Archie D. Peel

July 13, 1943 - March 3, 2016

Archie D. Peel, 72, of Newark, DE, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at his home. Born July 13, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Archie was the son of the late Archie L. and Mary Frances (McDaniel) Peel. Archie graduated from University of Delaware and was drafted into the National Guard where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Delaware Standard-Bred Owner's...
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Charles Walker Lowe

April 27, 1952 - March 3, 2016

Charles Walker Lowe, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Born on April 27, 1952 in Grundy, VA. He was employed by John Zartler, farming for most of his working career. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles sports teams. He also enjoyed fishing. Charles is survived by his children, Charles Ernest Lowe and his wife, Kelly of Leonardtown, MD and...
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Helen E. Roark

December 10, 1916 - March 2, 2016

Helen E. Roark, 99, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her home. Born on December 10, 1916, in Cecil County, MD, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Ida Rebecca (Sprout) Krauss. Helen was a member of the M.O.T. Jean Birch Senior Center in Middletown, DE and was the longest living member of Pleasant Grove United...
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Robert C. Davis

January 1, 1989 - February 29, 2016

Robert (Bob) Chester Davis, age 27, of Elkton, MD passed away on February 29, 2016. He was born on January 01, 1989 in Chester, PA to Robert Lewis Davis and Teresa R. (Grange) Davis McNicholl. Bob worked with his father at, Davis Pest Control in Delaware County, PA. As a carpenter, Bob took pride in his work. He loved his GMC pick-up truck. As a father, he enjoyed spending time with his...
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Donna Marie Kennedy

April 15, 1954 - February 28, 2016

Donna Marie Kennedy, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1954 in Coatesville, PA to the late Donald Joseph and Emma Grace Pugh McFann. She was a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, playing the slots, watching baseball, playing volleyball, and spending time at Willow Valley feeding the ducks....
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William Buchanan III

July 6, 1936 - February 27, 2016

William "Bill" Buchanan, III, 79, of Washington, D.C., passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Sibley Hospital. Born July 6, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, Bill was the son of the late, William Buchanan, Jr. and the late Dorothy (Paul) Buchanan. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1962. He attended George Washington University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree and went...
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Ana 'Dollzinha' Hadden

September 15, 1956 - February 27, 2016

Ana Hadden (ne: Maranha) passed away suddenly at home, the evening of February 27th, after a short but intense struggle with cancer. She was 59. Her husband, Juergen Hadden, was at her side at the time. Ana was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 15, 1956. The youngest of five children, she enjoyed a special place in the hearts of her father, Alcino Maranha, and mother, Nazira Saliby...
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John Elias Crossley

May 25, 1939 - February 27, 2016

John Elias Crossley, age 76 of Newark, DE, passed away on February 27, 2016. Born on May 25, 1939 to the late Elias Cox Crossley and Emma Ann (Taylor) Crossley in Wilmington, DE. John was a self-employed electrician and owned Crossley Electric. He enjoyed fishing, listening to country music, and wood working. John is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Virgie Crossley of Newark,...
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Betty M. Dugan

June 4, 1932 - February 27, 2016

Betty M. Dugan, age 83 of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away February 27, 2016. Born on June 4, 1932 in Elkton, Maryland, she was the daughter to the late Otis R. Monger and Ethel M. (Hanna) Monger. She was a 1949 graduate of Rising Sun High School and later attended Goldey Beacom College. She worked as a drive thru teller at the National Bank of Rising Sun and was a member of the Legion...
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Joanne Marie (Holloway) DeWeese

April 21, 1942 - February 23, 2016

Joanne Marie (Holloway) DeWeese, age 73 of Elkton, MD died on February 23, 2016 at Season's Hospice Christiana Care. Born on April 21, 1942, Joanne was the daughter of the late Leven Franklin and Anne Kafader Holloway. She worked as a registered nurse for the majority of her career in home healthcare. She was an active volunteer on various committees and boards, especially the Helen F. Graham...
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Shirley Joann Hart

February 22, 1932 - February 22, 2016

Shirley J. Hart, 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully Monday, February 22, 2016. Born February 22, 1932 in Columbus, OH, Shirley was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille (Winkler) Borror. Shirley was a member of the Newark Senior Center and the Ladybug Quilting Guild – National Quilting Association. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her wonderful family, especially her...
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Mitzi Green Fields

August 7, 1952 - February 22, 2016

Mitzi O Green Fields, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016. Born on August 7, 1952 in Hopkinsville, KY, she was the daughter of late Harvey Oscar Green and Dolly Henrietta (Armstrong) Green. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School, Columbus, OH in 1970 and The Ohio State University, College of Allied Medicine in 1975. She lived in Hopkinsville, KY,...
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Elaine P. Ardes

March 20, 1945 - February 21, 2016

Elaine P. Ardes, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away in her sleep in her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Born March 20, 1945 in Manchester, England. She was cared for throughout her illness by her husband, Joseph Ardes; they were married 53 years. She is a Native of Delaware County, PA. She loved her animals and garden. She worked tirelessly for Pennies In Action....
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Josephine Latchford

September 1, 1927 - February 19, 2016

Josephine Ellul Latchford, age 88, of Newark, DE since 1978, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Josephine was born September 01, 1927 in Malta, Europe, the daughter of the late Michael and M. Anne (Caruana) Ellul. She married Francis Alessandro who preceded her in death in 1946. She then remarried Thomas G. Latchford, Sr., who preceded...
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Susan A Hall

September 21, 1952 - February 17, 2016

Susan A. Hall, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2016. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 21, 1952. Susan was employed by W. L. Gore & Associates for over 30 years. Her biggest passion in life was sailing. Susan is survived by her son, Bobby Joe Hall; brothers, William D. Hall and Charles Hall; sister, Beverly Foth; and numerous nieces and nephews. ...
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George Thomas Esry, III

April 14, 1928 - February 17, 2016

George Thomas Esry, III, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Manor Care Pike Creek on February 17, 2016 joining his beloved wife JoAnna in Heaven. He was a devoted husband of 59 years, a wonderful father, an avid reader, instructor, mentor, dog lover, sports fan and wildlife enthusiast. Born April 14, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, the only son of George E. and Clara O. Esry,...
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Susan Mary Console

September 4, 1966 - February 15, 2016

Susan Mary Console, 49, of North East, MD, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at her home. Born September 4, 1966 in Hammond, IN, Susan was the daughter of Philip Michael and MaryAnn (Volkmann) Console. Susan graduated from Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE, Class of '84. She was a member of the High Honors Society of SNHU where she was working to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources...
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Bernard Russell Cundiff, Jr.

November 25, 1939 - February 14, 2016

Bernard Russell Cundiff, Jr., age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1939 in Bedford, VA to the late Bernard Russell, Sr. and Gaynelle (Fulton) Cundiff. He was a truck driver, delivering gas for Sunoco for many years until his retirement. He served as member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, where he was a life member. He...
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Helena E. Sullivan

August 17, 1928 - February 14, 2016

Helena E. Sullivan, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1928 in Washington, PA to the late Karl Thomas Ekland and Lily (Applequist) Ekland. She is survived by two children, Richard B. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife Bettie of Baltimore, MD, and Lisa M. Campbell and her husband, John of Newark, DE; and six grandchildren, and one great...
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Roy Keith Whiting, M.D.; C.M.

February 8, 1929 - February 11, 2016

R. Keith Whiting, M.D. of North East, MD, age 87, died February 11, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. He was the son of Harry S. Whiting and Marjorie Frater (Scott) Whiting both deceased of Middletown, CT. Keith was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario. He grew up in Middletown, CT and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Wesleyan University in Middletown. He then went to...
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John N. Woolleyhan

December 20, 1947 - February 11, 2016

John N. Woolleyhan, age 68 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on February 11, 2016. Born on December 20, 1947 to the late William B. Woolleyhan and Florence H. (Brown) Woolleyhan of Elkton, MD. John attended Middletown High School and later went on to work for Operating Engineer Local in Baltimore, MD from 1967-1973. John is survived by his wife, Diane (Cook) Woolleyhan; daughter, Melissa...
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Wayne P. Faust

August 11, 1959 - February 10, 2016

Wayne P. Faust, age 56, of Oxford, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Born on August 11, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a self-employed HVAC contractor and owner of Expert Heating and Air. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.). He was a known genealogist and also a true adventurer, loving all things outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie...
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Dorothy Iris Benjamin

September 25, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Dorothy Iris Benjamin, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1926 in Floyd County, VA. She was precedent in death by her father Chester Houchins, mother Cathlean Houchins Sutphin and stepfather Custis Sutphin. She was the co-owner and operator of Benjamin's Store in Rising Sun for over 60 years, to which she devoted her life,...
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Louise V. Grace

March 9, 1913 - February 8, 2016

Louise V. Grace, age 102, of Newark, DE passed away on February 8, 2016. Born on March 9, 1913 to the late Waldo and Elsie (Fussner) Vaughn of Chardon, Ohio. Louise retired on July 1, 1975 from Newark Woolworths as a book keeper after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), Martha Chapter #66 of Fort Atkinson, WI. Louise attended and was dedicated to...
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James Clarence Horney, Jr.

November 4, 1938 - February 4, 2016

James Clarence Horney, Jr., 77, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Baltimore, passed away February 4, 2016. Born November 4, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, James was the son of the late James Clarence Horney, Sr. and the late Alice Elizabeth (Fousek) Horney. James worked at Burgers Erectors, Inc. as a sheet metal mechanic for 52 years where he retired in 2000 but he continued to work with them as needed....
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Esley "Hot Rod" Roop

December 1, 1951 - February 4, 2016

Esley Harlass (Hot Rod) Roop, Jr., 64, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his home February 4, 2016. Born in Elkton, MD on December 1, 1951, Esley was the son of the late Esley Sr. and Doris Strall. He was employed at Peach Bottom as an RW Technician for 46 years. He was a fan of NASCAR and his favorite driver was Dale Ehrnhardt, Jr. He loved nature and watching the wildlife from his back porch...
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Loretta Gail Wilson

November 8, 1948 - February 3, 2016

Loretta "GAIL" Wilson, age 67, of Elkton, MD passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 surrounded by friends and family. She was a daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Verna Griffith. Gail is survived by her husband, James T. Wilson, and children Donna Tenney and her husband Bill McIlvaine, Elaine Crabtree, Andy Parrett and his wife Rhonda Parrett, Jamie Wilson and Sherina Llagas,...
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Norma V. "Granny" Getty

January 12, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Norma V. "Granny" Getty, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away on February 3, 2016. She was born in Glasgow, DE on January 12, 1930. Norma is survived by her sons, Roger Getty (Susanne), of Elkton, MD and David Getty of Delaware City, DE; daughters, Susan Getty-Evans of Elkton, MD, Sandra Ringler (Jay), of Bear, DE, and Wendy Getty of Middletown, DE; brother, John McDaniel (Shirl), of Newark, DE;...
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Julian Wallace Rittenhouse

April 15, 1928 - February 2, 2016

Julian Wallace Rittenhouse, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 15, 1928 in Newark, Delaware, he was the son of Cyrus Ephram and Miriam Boys Rittenhouse. After graduating from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA in 1946, he majored in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in the class of 1950, and he was a...
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Ruth Bryson

December 23, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Ruth Bryson, 83, of Elkton, MD passed away February 2, 2016 at her home. Born December 23, 1932 in Hinton, WV, Ruth was the daughter of the late Ollie and Haley (Ward) Gill. Ruth believed in enjoying life to its fullest and was a kid at heart. If the wheels were turning on a friend's or family member's car, you could guarantee Ruth was along for the ride. She enjoyed staying active and being...
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Martha Ann Reeves

December 22, 1946 - January 31, 2016

Martha Ann (Underwood) Reeves, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Bluefield, WV on December 22, 1946, Martha was the daughter of the late Harless Underwood and Geneva Robison Underwood. Martha's hobbies included crossword puzzles, needlepoint, and cooking. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her loving children and...
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Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr.

October 11, 1961 - January 30, 2016

Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr., age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on January 30, 2016. Joseph was born in Jennersville, PA on October 11, 1961. Joe was the son of Joseph E. Eastridge, Sr. of Newark, DE and Sylvia (Culler) Martin of Florida. He graduated from Newark High School and Vocational High School. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service as an Assembler and Utility Operator....
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Catherine E. Space

March 20, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Catherine E. Space, age 91 of Newark, DE passed away on January 29, 2016. She is survived by daughters: Holly J. Brundage, and husband, Hal of Kennett Square, PA and Beverly Pennypacker of Wilmington, DE; son, Randall Space and wife, Pam of Elkton, MD; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew...
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Scott W. McCloe, Sr.

June 12, 1971 - January 28, 2016

Scott Warren McCloe, Sr., age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born in Elkton, MD, on June 12, 1971 to Bertha Nino and the late Bernard McCloe. A passionate sports fan, Scott followed many different teams in a variety of sports, but his all time favorite was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He introduced his sons...
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Elizabeth Marie Doyle

February 12, 1955 - January 27, 2016

ELIZABETH MARIE DOYLE, age 60, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Elkton, MD, to the late Henry J. and Lula Hill Doyle. She lived in Newark, Delaware all her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sister,...
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Gerald Lee Shivery

July 22, 1936 - January 27, 2016

Gerald Lee Shivery, 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his home on January 27, 2016. Born in Chester County, PA on July 22, 1936, Gerald was the son of the late George Shivery and Edith (Shivery) Hilaman. Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from Logistics & Transportation Services, Inc. LTSI (subsidiary of Northrop Grumman) in Baltimore, MD as a purchasing manager. He...
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Joyce Bernadine Little

July 9, 1933 - January 26, 2016

Joyce Bernadine Little, 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born July 9, 1933 in Illinois, Joyce was the daughter of the late Sherman Edward and Edna Fern (Cowan) Gilbert. Joyce worked at the Perry Point VA Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1995 as a registered nurse. She was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church...
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Rita (Kelly) Elwood

December 21, 1922 - January 26, 2016

Rita (Kelly) Elwood passed away peacefully in the company of her family at Calvert Manor on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was 93 years young. Born December 21, 1922 in Wilmington, DE, Rita was the daughter of the late Senator Daniel E. Kelly and Mary E. (McLaughlin) Kelly. She was retired from the DuPont Company's Foreign Patent Division in Wilmington, Delaware. Rita spent most of her years...
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Walter Daniel Johnson, Jr. "Danny"

June 5, 1973 - January 23, 2016

Walter "Danny" Johnson, Jr., 42, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016. Born June 5, 1973 in Elkton, MD, Danny was the son of Walter D. Johnson, Sr. and the late Teresa Lynn (Charsha) Johnson. He loved his job working as a heavy machinery operator and everyone knew him as "Dozzer Dan." Danny enjoyed boating, riding around in his Corvette or on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and...
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William J. Fraser

February 10, 1917 - January 22, 2016

William J. Fraser, age 98, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at his home in Newark, Delaware. He was one of twins born to the late Sgt. and Mrs. John Fraser. He retired from the Newark Post Office in 1975 with 26 years of service, where he was employed as clerk, carrier, and was in charge of vehicle operations. In 1968 he received the "National Suggestion of the Year" award given by the...
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Emzy M. Walls

May 2, 1934 - January 21, 2016

Emzy M. Walls, age 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on May 2, 1934, in War Eagle, WV, to the late Herbert and Frances Moore Walls. Emzy was an entrepreneur who loved and provided for his family. He was a home builder and contractor, and owned and operated a bar and pool hall, "Four Walls" and "The Hole in the Wall". He was...
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Lloyd Reeves

January 18, 1961 - January 18, 2016

Lloyd "Danny" Reeves, Jr., 55, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Danny was born January 18, 1961 in Elkton, MD. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles; which he often entered into bike shows. He enjoyed watching Old Western movies and Law and Order, gardening, going to turkey shoots and running heavy equipment. There wasn't...
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Shirley Ann Arches Gregson

November 28, 1939 - January 17, 2016

Shirley Ann Arches Gregson, 76, of Elkton, MD went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Born November 28, 1939 in Westerly, WV, Shirley was the daughter of the late Joe W. and Diane (Boyce) Crain. Shirley was a member of the American Legion Post 15 and former Moose Lodge 851, both of Elkton, MD. She was an avid bingo player, loved going to the casino, and greatly enjoyed going...
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John D. Marr, Jr.

January 2, 1921 - January 17, 2016

John D. Marr, Jr, age 95, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Needham, MA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark, DE. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 2, 1921, to the late John D., Sr. and Marian Hodkin Marr. John served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a combat engineer. Following his active duty, he would remain in the Army...
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Hazel H Tollinger

July 15, 1918 - January 15, 2016

Hazel Josephine Tollinger, 97, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2016, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, Havre de Grace. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Allie J. Hall and Grace E. Smith Hall, and step-daughter of Mabel Barber Hall. Hazel was a 1936 graduate of Rising Sun High School and following high school, she graduated from Goldey...
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Edward F. Trahan

March 27, 1948 - January 13, 2016

Edward F. Trahan, age 67, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Edward was born in Mesa, AZ on March 27, 1948. Edward attended the University of Delaware for three years and then technical school. He and his wife, Susan, were the proprietors of a family-owned HVAC contracting business for 35 years until ill health forced him to retire. Edward had a passion for reading,...
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Evelyn June Scott McMahon

October 30, 1943 - January 12, 2016

Evelyn June Scott McMahon, age 72, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Evelyn was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 30, 1943. Evelyn was employed by JC Penney where she fabricated window treatments. She also was a delivery driver for George's Deli in Middletown, DE. Evelyn was a member of the Cornerstone Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with family, cross...
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Christine Anita Lucas

November 13, 1970 - January 10, 2016

Christine Anita (Sotirellis) Lucas, age 45, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly from Saddle River, NJ passed away on January 10, 2016 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1970 to Alex Sotirellis and the late Patricia Sotirellis in Saddle River, NJ. Christine was a substitute teacher for Cecil County Public Schools. She had a love for the beach and spent her time searching for sea glass...
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Carlos Martinez

October 11, 1966 - January 9, 2016

Carlos Martinez, 49, of Peach Bottom, PA passed away suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born October 11, 1966 in Rapid City, SD, Carlos was the son of the late U.S.A.F. Master Sergeant Octavio Nestor Martinez, Sr. and the late Dolores Cuellar Martinez. A 1984 graduate of Austin High School, Carlos began his lifelong career with the United States military. He entered the U.S.M.C. where he...
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Charles Raymond Rochow, Sr.

June 19, 1955 - January 9, 2016

Charles Raymond Rochow, Sr., 60, of Myerstown, PA passed away suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born June 19, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, Chuck was the son of Sonia (Lipinski) Rochow and the late Charles Rochow. Chuck served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War in the Mediterranean. He was a simple man who cherished his family and his life with his Lord and Saviour,...
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Tracy LeBreton Simpson

November 29, 1965 - January 7, 2016

Tracy L. Simpson, 50, of Newark, DE passed away on January 7, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 29, 1965 in Kingston, NY. Tracy was the daughter of Leon W. and Adeline LeBreton. She was a graduate of University of Delaware, class of 1987. She retired as a police office of the Newark City Police Department. As a police...
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Margaret Cadle Ware

September 30, 1913 - January 5, 2016

Margaret Cadle Ware, age 102, died peacefully in her sleep January 5, 2016. Born and raised in Corbin, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson and Ethel Cadle. Margaret moved to Newark, Delaware in 1936 where she raised her 2 children, the late Richard Tucker Ware and the late Sue Ware Davis. Margaret moved to Orlando, Florida in 2006 to be closer to her granddaughter, Valerie and...
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David Francis Grove

March 25, 1943 - January 5, 2016

David Francis Grove, 72, a lifelong resident of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Born March 25, 1943 in Port Deposit, MD, Dave was the son of the late, Ferdinand A. Grove and Ella E. (Smith) Grove. He was a local home improvement contractor for more than forty years. Dave enjoyed hunting, decoy carving, model trains, NASCAR, and going to their...
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Mildred F Gamble

February 12, 1920 - January 5, 2016

Mildred F. (Burd) Gamble, 95, of Newark, DE, passed away January 5, 2016 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana. Born in Wilmington on February 12, 1920, Mildred was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Cowell Burd. She was a homemaker and also worked in the housekeeping department of the University of Delaware for 12 years. Mildred will be remembered as a woman devoted to her family. ...
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John Pratt Wright

August 23, 1946 - January 2, 2016

John Pratt Wright, age 69, of Aberdeen, MD passed away surrounded by friends and family on January 2, 2016. John was born in Coatesville, PA to the late Harry W. Wright and Mildred P. Wright. John founded The Bargaineer newspaper in the mid 1970's, serving Harford and Cecil County, MD. After building and operating a successful newspaper, John sold The Bargaineer to the Chesapeake...
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Josephine Wyatt

November 23, 1943 - January 2, 2016

Josephine Wyatt, age 72, of Colora, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on November 23, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Homer and Mattie Dowell Brown. She was a homemaker who loved and cared for her husband, children and grandchildren. With an infectious smile and brilliant blue eyes, she made all feel welcome at her house, and no...
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Lillie Edna Abrams

July 26, 1917 - December 31, 2015

Lillie Edna Abrams, age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Kentmere Health Care and Rehab in Wilmington, DE. She was born on July 26, 1917, in Newark DE to the late Lewis H. and Mary Ellen Wilson Sanders. A lifelong resident of Delaware, she was a home maker who loved and cared for her husband, Charles, whom she married in 1939, and her children and later...
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Wilbur Blakeley

May 14, 1930 - December 30, 2015

Wilbur Blakeley, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Calvert Manor Health Care and Rehab in Rising Sun, MD. He was born in the Churchville area of Harford County, MD on May 14, 1930 to the late Oliver and Elsie Currie Blakeley. Wilbur lived in Cecil County most of his life, and was employed by the late Ellis and Mildred Ayers, where he retired as a dairy...
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Ruth Ann Guringo

February 6, 1939 - December 28, 2015

Ruth Ann Guringo, age 76, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 . Ruth was born on February 6, 1939, in Scranton, PA to the late, Raymond and Ruth Grill. She graduated from Scranton Central High School and attended West Chester State College where she met her future husband, Edward Guringo. Ruth moved to Delaware in 1960, and settled in Newark in 1963 where she lived the rest of her...
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Darlene J. Speed

December 17, 1941 - December 26, 2015

Darlene J. Speed, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 17, 1941 in Charleston, WV, Darlene was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Isabelle (Jarrell) Brown. Darlene was employed as a seamstress at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. She was a volunteer for the Northern Chesapeake Hospice and was recognized by them as a dedicated volunteer....
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