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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.

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

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Our Obituaries

Paul S. Podolak

March 8, 1931 - July 3, 2015

Paul S. Podolak, 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 3, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Wilmington, DE on March 8, 1931, Paul was the son of the late Stephen and Anna Shatynski Podolak. He graduated in 1948 from Wilmington High School and during that time played football, basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he worked for Wilmington Trust and Electric Hose and Rubber Co. He...
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Robert T. McMullen

March 11, 1939 - July 3, 2015

Robert Taylor McMullen, 76, of Chestertown, formerly of Rising Sun, MD, passed away July 3, 2015. Mr. McMullen was born March 11, 1939 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, son of the late Ivan and Thelma McMullen. He attended school in Perryville, MD. He served in the Marine Corps from 1956-1960, receiving an honorable discharge. He graduated from the Military Institute of the Marine...
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Doris L. Sweetman

February 4, 1932 - June 26, 2015

Doris L. Sweetman, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born February 4, 1932 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late George and Lula McKelvey Hutchison. She worked for Avon as an executive secretary and retired after 35 years of service with them. Doris loved to travel, and was known for her cooking and baking, especially the...
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Scott C. Tice

January 20, 1975 - June 26, 2015

Scott C. Tice, 40, of Rising Sun, MD died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home with his wife and son, Friday, June 26, 2015. Scott was born in West Chester, PA on January 20, 1975. He graduated from Perryville High School in 1993. He was a singer/songwriter and a lover of music. In his younger years, he spent summers at the beach and followed the Grateful Dead with his dearest of...
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Robert "Bob" F. Thompson

November 10, 1938 - June 26, 2015

Robert F. Thompson, 76, of Ormond Beach, FL passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Elkton, MD Friday, June 26, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a four year battle with esophageal cancer. Born November 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, Bob was the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret C. (Schultz) Thompson. Bob was an avid train collector and attended many model train events....
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Luis Alberto Diaz Granados

October 3, 1956 - June 24, 2015

Luis Alberto Diaz Granados, age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. He was born October 3, 1956, in the Panama Canal Zone, to Lianna Gonzales Diaz Granados and the late Harmondo Diaz Granados. Luis worked in the hospitality industry as a hotel manager for Marriott. With them, he successfully managed...
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Andrigo Melvin Prevento

April 1, 1945 - June 23, 2015

Andrigo Melvin Prevento, 70, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Born April 01, 1945 in Bluefield, WV, Andrigo was the son of the late Bernard and Alice (Milam) Prevento. He was known as Grumpy by his Elkton friends and as Tony by his Salisbury friends. He was a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge number 654. He enjoyed cooking especially grilling and spending time...
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Richard Johnson, Jr.

November 14, 1932 - June 21, 2015

Richard Johnson, Jr., 82, of Conowingo, MD, veteran of the US Marine Corps, died June 20, 2015 at Conowingo Veterans Center. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:45 pm on July 1, 2015 at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.
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Joseph Ellis Wiggins

May 14, 1942 - June 20, 2015

On June the 19th, Joseph "Joe" E. Wiggins went into the healing arms of his Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years Nancy Wiggins nee Williams and his six children; Darin Wiggins, his wife Amy and their children Heidi, Sebastian, Hailey and Nina; Joey Baker and her children Levi, Luke, Sydney and Jordy; Sherri VanDyke, her...
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Jelka Madic Shelton

September 12, 1947 - June 19, 2015

Jelka Madic Shelton, 67, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, passed away at home on Friday, June 19, 2015. She was surrounded by loving family. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on September 12, 1947. She came to the United states at the age of 9. She was the daughter of the late Vasilije and Irmgard Schilling Madic. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She...
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Carolyn Ann Stopyra

April 28, 1936 - June 18, 2015

Carolyn Ann Stopyra, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 after a short illness, at Christiana Care in Newark, DE, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 28, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Anthony S. and Hattie (Supinski) Pinkowski. She was a traditional housewife who dedicated her life to loving and caring for her husband and family, who will miss...
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Brian Carl Hennessy, Sr.

December 9, 1949 - June 18, 2015

Brian C. Hennessy, Sr., 65, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born December 9, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA, Brian was the son of the late Romeo and Emma Sorrentino. Brian was a life member of the North Penn Gun Club in Trumbauersville, PA. He was extremely proud of his Iroquois heritage. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle,...
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Weltha "Dash" Jones

June 24, 1922 - June 18, 2015

Weltha Jones age 92 of Elkton MD passed into her savior's arms on June 18, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Weltha was born in Harts, West Virginia on June 24, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Rush and Louisa Blair Workman. She was preceded by her late husband Harry C Jones Jr. who passed away June 1985. Weltha worked for the DuPont Company retiring after 30 years of service....
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Edythe Frances Stafford Green

May 21, 1918 - June 16, 2015

Edythe S. Green, 97, entered eternal life on June 16, 2015 in Newark, DE. She was born May 21, 1918 in Stanton, and grew up on her parent's farm on Ogletown Road, Newark. She graduated from Newark schools before attending Goldey Business College in Wilmington. She was employed by Blue Hen Dairy before attending Wesley College, Dover, and then American University, Washington, D.C. While...
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Craig Hampton Reid

July 4, 1952 - June 15, 2015

Craig Hampton "Red" Reid, age 62, of Street, MD, passed away on Monday, June15, 2015 following an extended illness at Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation in Forest Hill, MD. He was born July 4, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD. He graduated from Bel Air High School in 1971, drove a truck for Umberly Trucking Co. and later became a heavy equipment operator for Crouse Construction, Comer Construction...
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Edward S. Pfeifer

August 13, 1929 - June 13, 2015

Edward S. Pfeifer, 85, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 13, 1929. Edward passed away on June 13, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Elkton, Maryland. Edward worked as a truck driver and in his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had two beloved collies named, Sable One and Sable Two. The family considered these dogs to be a...
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Robert L. Derrick, Jr.

August 25, 1950 - June 9, 2015

Rob Derrick, age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 with his wife at his side. Rob courageously battled Parkinson's disease for the past 25 years, not giving in to its limitations until more recent times. Born and raised in Clearfield, PA, he was the son of the late Robert L., Sr., and Odessa M. (Walley) Derrick. Rob graduated from Clearfield Area High School in 1968. He...
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Ruthie Thayer

July 12, 1941 - June 9, 2015

Ruthie B. Thayer, 73, of Newark, DE died on Tuesday June 9, 2015 as she lived; peacefully. Born July 12, 1941 in New Bedford, MA, Ruthie was the daughter of the late Howard Bassett and Marie (Johnson) Sutterland. Ruthie spent her life caring for others. She was a certified nurse's aide for over fifty years; twenty of those years at Millcroft Senior Living Community. A deeply spiritual person...
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Peggy Lee Blesch

January 27, 1935 - June 9, 2015

Peggy Lee Blesch, a lifelong resident of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center on Tuesday June 9, 2015. SHe will be dearly missed by her nephew Ronald Riley and his wife Reba, as well as extended family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Monday June 15, 2015 at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Firetower Road in Colora at 11:00 a.m.
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William Martin Eckroade

May 29, 1938 - June 8, 2015

William "Portugal Bill" Martin Eckroade was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1938. His family moved to Virginia when World War II began and Bill was schooled at Cradock and James Hurst Elementary and Cradock High School. Bill was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduation in 1956, Bill was accepted at Virginia Polytechnic and...
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Marian Ann Shick

February 22, 1932 - June 8, 2015

Marian Ann Shick, age 83, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Abbey Manor in Elkton, MD. She was born on February 22, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ, to the late John and Regina (Green) Reuter. She is survived by her sons, Charles W. Shick, Jr., and his wife, Kathy Boyer-Shick of Elkridge, MD, and Thomas Shick and wife, Sarah, of West Orange, NJ; daughter, Judith Caffey and husband...
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James Wright

January 4, 1966 - June 7, 2015

James A. (Jimmy) Wright, 49, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home June 7, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE on January 4, 1966, Jimmy was the son of Doris Fuller Wright and the late Donald E. Wright. He worked during his lifetime as a truck driver and also as an auto mechanic. He was an avid fisherman. In addition to his mother, Jimmy is survived by his son Nicholas James Wright of...
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George R. Duffield

June 26, 1930 - June 2, 2015

George R. Duffield, 84, of Pennsville, NJ passed away peacefully June 2, 2015. Born June 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, George was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine (Feloney) Duffield. George is survived by his son, Jeffrey S. Duffield and his wife, Susan of Nashville, TN; daughter, Susan L. Kuff and her husband, Kevin of Bridgeton, NJ; and five grandchildren, David Duffield, Annie...
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Mary E. Copenhaver Mills

January 3, 1931 - June 2, 2015

Mary Copenhaver Mills, 84, born on January 3, 1931 in Lewistown, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Barbara Cunningham

September 3, 1959 - June 2, 2015

Barbara (Perry) Cunningham, 55, of Elkton, MD, touched the hand of her Savior Jesus Christ and went home with Him on June 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 3, 1959, Barbara was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Eva E. Gorbsky Perry. Growing up in Philadelphia, (Feltonville), PA, she attended St. Ambrose Catholic School...
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Jacob Nicholas Zorn

April 22, 1993 - May 26, 2015

"I'll take years off my life before I take life off my years" Jacob Nicholas Zorn "Jake", 22, became eternally connected with his favorite place on earth, the river, on May 26, 2015, the 15th anniversary of his father, Craig Zorn's passing. Jacob leaves a legacy on earth with with his life long love, Michelle Hurd, his mother, Gloria "Meagan" Belmonte, her supportive fiancé John Belew, Jr.,...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Cox

April 1, 1930 - May 24, 2015

Jacqueline L. Cox, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born April 1, 1930 in Parkersburg, WV, to the late Harold Raymond and Kathleen (Faust) Lowther. She is survived by her son, John M. Cox; daughters Sarah Strunk, and Janice Freeman. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband John William Cox. A...
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Ann Charity Speakman-Kobza

November 15, 1955 - May 20, 2015

Ann Charity Speakman-Kobza, age 59, of Hartly, DE, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was born on November 15, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ralph J. and Doris N. (Whalen) Speakman. She studied and trained to be a nurse, but pursued a career as a security and fraud executive in the communications industry for Cingular Wireless. An animal lover, she enjoyed the birds at...
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Ann L. Knight

September 19, 1941 - May 19, 2015

Ann L. Knight, 73, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Laurelwood Care Center. Born September 19, 1941 in Newark, DE, Ann was the daughter of the late Frederick and Lucille (Mayer) Taylor. Ann enjoyed crocheting and visiting the beach but what she cherished most was her time spent with her wonderful family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great...
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Anita L. Mackey

March 30, 1953 - May 19, 2015

Anita L. Mackey, 62, of Rising Sun, MD passed away May 19, 2015 at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia PA after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on March 30, 1953, Anita was the daughter of the late James White and Freda White/Carpenter. She was a 1970 graduate of Rising Sun High School and worked at Alger Oil and Wendy's in North...
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William Smith

November 10, 1931 - May 18, 2015

Mr. Smith, 83, of Pineville passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at Tioga Manor Nursing Home. He retired from Dresser Industries as an Engineer and was a long-time resident of the Timber Trails area in Pineville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Alene Smith; parents, Samuel J. and Sylvia Merle Mitchell Smith Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Eugene McLeroy,...
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Deborah K. Romig

August 15, 1949 - May 18, 2015

Deborah K. Romig, age 65, of Townsend DE, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 15, 1949 in Coaldale, PA to Edwin O. and Dorothy (Hoffman) Rex. Deborah worked as an administrator for 19 years at the Brickman Group. She loved to ride motorcycles, and spend time at her home on Keuka Lake in New York. Her greatest joy however came...
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Lois J. Copeland

January 29, 1923 - May 15, 2015

Lois J. Copeland, 92, of Oxford, PA, formerly of Hearne, TX passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2015. Born January 29, 1923 in Boone Prairie, TX, Lois was the daughter of the late James R. and Vera (Foley) Johnson. Lois was a member of the Church of Christ in Hearne, TX for many years and was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a "die-hard" Democrat. She owned and operated...
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Margaret "Peg" Glenn

October 14, 1929 - May 11, 2015

Margaret (Peg) Glenn, age 85, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 after a long illness. Peg was born in Waynesboro, VA on October 14, 1929. She was a devoted homemaker, and excellent cook and a grateful member of AA for 35 years. Peg is survived by her husband, James; children, James N. Glenn, Jr. (Kathy) of New York, NY, Lucy G. Harris (Rick) of Ellijay, GA, Mary E. Mitchell...
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Joanna E. Esry

December 20, 1930 - May 11, 2015

Joanna Elizabeth Esry (Joan Stella Bank), age 84, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2015 surrounded by family at her home in Elkton, MD. She was a devoted wife of 59 years to her husband George T. Esry, a homemaker, mother, and business owner. She enjoyed entertaining, hostessing, and gardening. Mrs. Esry was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, graduated from Niagara Falls High School, and...
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Stanley Worden

January 27, 1933 - May 10, 2015

Stanley Worden, Jr. passed away of natural causes May 10, 2015 at the age of 82 at ManorCare in Wilmington, DE. Stanley was raised by his father, Dr. Stanley Worden, who maintain a home-office medical practice at 24 The Green in Dover, DE and by his mother Victoria W. Worden, who served as Acting Director of the Div. of Public Health Education for the State Board of Health. Stanley will be...
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Donald H. McIntosh

December 6, 1919 - May 8, 2015

Donald H. McIntosh, 95, a long-time resident of Newark, DE, died May 8, 2015, in Oxford, PA. Born on December 6, 1919 in Villisca, IA, he was the son of the late Dr. Harry A. and Maud E. McIntosh. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, and served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, achieving the rank of Lieutenant (jg). While in the Navy, he attended...
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John F. Thompson

February 28, 1942 - May 8, 2015

John F. Thompson, 73, of Bear, DE, passed away May 8, 2015 at Heartland Hospice House in Pike Creek. Born on February 28, 1942, John was the son of the late William and Marie Ryan Thompson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He worked in customer sales for Trugreen in Delaware and was a restaurant...
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Irma Ann Eastburn

April 17, 1923 - May 8, 2015

Irma Ann Eastburn, 92, of Landenberg, PA, passed away May 8, 2015 at Christiana Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Relligen, Germany on April 17, 1923, Irma was the daughter of the late Herman and Martha Buck Clasen. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and achieved the rank of Yeoman Second Class. She was a member of Mill Creek Friends Meeting and also attended the Parkview...
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Paula J. Andrus

August 27, 1954 - May 5, 2015

Paula Judith Andrus was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 1954 to Elaine and the late William Madonick. She attended Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA and she graduated with honors. She was active in the high school band and was a wonderful music instructor. She was proficient in many instruments especially guitar, clarinet and piano. She worked for 8 years as a book keeper and...
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Roland G Stanley

September 16, 1944 - May 5, 2015

Roland G. Stanley, 70, of Elkton, MD, passed away May 5, 2015 at Union Hospital. Born in Havre de Grace,, MD on September 16, 1944, Roland was the son of the late Joe and Lydia Castelow Stanley. He was known in the area as a talented handyman. He is survived by two brothers, Edward Anthony and wife Maggie, and John A. Stanley and his wife Debbie; three sisters, Chloe M. (Marie) VanDyke and...
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Karl D. Rodgers

January 14, 1974 - May 5, 2015

Karl D. Rodgers, 41, of North East, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home May 5, 2015. Karl was born in Stratford, NJ on January 14, 1974 and was a 1992 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, PA, attended Delaware Technical College and received his certification in HVAC. He worked in HVAC and maintenance for various property management companies. Karl enjoyed boating and...
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Ta'Yonna Q Russ

July 28, 1992 - May 3, 2015

Ta'Yonna Q. Russ, 22, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly May 3, 2015 at her home. Born in Milford, DE on July 28, 1992, Ta'Yonna was the daughter of Timothy Hanzer and Tamekia Russ. She was a home healthcare provider. She loved taking care of her daughter Samia and will be missed by family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter Samia Davis, her sisters,...
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Gene Waddell

August 17, 1938 - April 29, 2015

Conrad Eugene Waddell (Gene), age76, of Rising Sun Maryland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Season's Hospice in Newark, DE, surrounded by his family. Born in Smyth County, Virginia on August 17, 1938, Gene was the youngest child of the late Talmadge and Georgia Waddell. He served in the armed forces from 1957-1962, and worked in the auto assembly trade for 30 years....
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Marilyn K. Rowland

June 26, 1930 - April 29, 2015

Marilyn Key Rowland, age 84, of Oxford, PA, formerly of Rising Sun, MD and West Jefferson, NC, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Ware Presbyterian Village. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday May 4th at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel, 2005 Mt Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694, with services officiated by Rev. Larry...
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Benjamin Taylor Spence

October 11, 1987 - April 29, 2015

Benjamin Taylor Spence, 27, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly April 29, 2015. Born in Newark, DE on October 11, 1987, Ben was the son of Joseph Spence and Vicki Stone. He was a 2005 graduate of Rising Sun High School and received his B.S. in Wildlife Management from Frostburg State University. He served an externship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Ben enjoyed video games and also...
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Jade E. Wright

November 23, 1982 - April 25, 2015

Jade E. Wright, 32, of Port Deposit, MD passed away April 25, 2015. Born November 23, 1982 in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Sharon Martinez. Jade worked as a Dental Assistant as well as a waitress in the area restaurants. Her favorite hobbies included cooking and reading. The time she loved most was the time she spent with her children and family. In addition to her...
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Ruth Ellen (Campbell) Eggers

January 26, 1922 - April 24, 2015

Ruth Ellen (Campbell) Eggers, 93, of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Friday April 24, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare Center, Elkton, Maryland. She was born January 26, 1922 to Graydon and Emma (Thomas) Campbell in Mabel, North Carolina. She grew up in Watauga County, NC, joined Union Baptist Church and graduated on April 21, 1939 from Cove Creek high School, Cove Creek, NC. In 1953, she and her family...
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C. Dale Mlynarik

November 15, 1964 - April 23, 2015

On April 23 Dale Mlynarik took his final ride on this earth passing at his Colora home. He was 50. Dale is survived by his wife Karen, to whom he was married almost 30 years. Among Dale's treasures are his daughters Laura Buskirk and Tamara Mlynarik and his son, Calvin Mlynarik. Dale is also survived by his "adopted" children; Laura's husband Joseph Buskirk, Tammy's fiance Fisher Argoe and...
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Thomas J. Booth, Jr.

January 26, 1952 - April 22, 2015

Thomas J. Booth, Jr., 63, of Bear, DE, passed away unexpectedly April 22, 2015 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 26, 1952, Thomas was the son of Shirley R. Booth and the late Thomas J. Booth, Sr. He was a graduate of Archmere Academy and later earned degrees from the University of Delaware in both Business and Engineering. Thomas was a self-employed consultant. He...
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Preston J. Shutt, Sr.

September 7, 1939 - April 19, 2015

Preston J. Shutt, Sr., 75, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born September 7, 1939 in Ashland, PA, he was the son of the late John and Helen Paul Shutt. He graduated from Porter-Tower High School in 1957 and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1961 from General Motors Institute in Flint, MI. Preston continued working...
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Frank J. Osborne

April 16, 1930 - April 18, 2015

Frank J. Osborne, Jr., 85, formerly of Fairfield, Newark, Delaware, died peacefully on April 18, 2015. Frank was born April 16, 1930 in Danville, Virginia, the oldest son of Frank Jasper Osborne, Sr. and Hallie Walker Norwood Osborne. Frank was a graduate of Boydton High School in Boydton, Mecklenberg County, Virginia. He went on to study at Ferrum College and Randolph-Macon College. While at...
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Heather Michelle Allen

September 2, 1981 - April 17, 2015

Heather Michelle Allen, age 33, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE. The daughter of Daniel and Deborah Allen Thomas, she was born September 2, 1981, in Baltimore, MD. She was an elegant, feminine woman, always well dressed, made up and manicured; she enjoyed looking her best at all times. She also...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Munch

January 30, 1929 - April 17, 2015

Jacqueline J. Munch, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born January 30, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, Jackie was the daughter of the late George A. Weckman, Sr. and Florence (Colebaugh) Weckman. Jackie graduated from Drexel University with her Bachelors in dietetics. She went on to work for the Philadelphia district school system as...
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John Frank Beamer

May 12, 1937 - April 11, 2015

John Frank Beamer, 77, of Newark, DE passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. Born May 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, John was the son of the late, Thomas William Beamer, Sr. and the late Alice Georganna Tunnell Marvel. He was an active member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church where he was a regular speaker at the Wednesday Hospitality Luncheon. John was also actively involved in the Food...
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Lucy H. Durham

April 7, 1913 - April 11, 2015

Lucy H. Durham, age 102, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Colora, MD passed away peacefully April 11, 2015 at her home. Born in Swords Creek, VA on April 7, 1913, Lucy was the daughter of the late William T. and Louisa Whited. She was a very active member of the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene for over 47 years. She served as Sunday School Teacher, Missionary President,...
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Ira S Badgett

May 6, 1934 - April 10, 2015

Ira S. Badgett, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home April 10, 2015. Born in Dobson, NC, Ira was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Eades Badgett. He was employed for 42 years and retired as a foreman at Plasticoid Co. in Elkton. He enjoyed playing softball, bowling, riding his bike and playing pool. He had a fondness for the ladies and will be remembered as a man who loved...
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Barbara Nell Park

September 2, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Barbara Nell Park, 86, of Elkton, MD, passed away at her home April 10, 2015. Born in Gifford, IL on September 2, 1928, Barbara was the daughter of the late Allie and Cora Lambert Wells. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 62 years, Barbara was active in various church groups and sang in the choir for over 55 years. Barbara enjoyed playing the piano, playing cards and sewing. Time...
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Harry J . Laird

July 18, 1949 - April 9, 2015

Harry Joseph Laird, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Francis in Wilmington, DE. He was born on July 18, 1949 in Norwood, PA to the late John and Elizabeth Ayres Laird. He worked all his life as an auto mechanic and had a fondness for older model corvettes. Harry loved his pet birds and kept several beautiful species. An avid and...
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Derek Richard Huryan

February 19, 1964 - April 9, 2015

Derek Richard Huryan, 51, of Newark, DE passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 19, 1964, Derek was the son of Nancy Joan (Ice) Huryan and the late George Huryan, Jr. Derek was a graduate of Christiana High School. HE enjoyed muscle cars, and hot rods, especially corvettes. He also enjoyed motorcycles and dirt bikes. He loved tinkering with...
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Veronica J. Winslow

October 7, 1916 - April 7, 2015

Veronica J. Winslow, age 98, passed away peacefully at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center on April 7, 2015. She was born October 7, 1916, to Christof and Stella Vingsen in Wheeling WV. She had three older brothers: John, Stanley, and Frank. Her father died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Her mother later married Teofil Marczewski and her three sisters were born: Frances, Phyllis, and Mary. The...
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Thomas Walter Barrow

September 29, 1956 - April 7, 2015

Thomas Walter Barrow, 58, of Rising Sun, MD passed away unexpectedly April 7, 2015. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on September 29, 1956, Tom was the son of the later Walter Ranson Barrow and Frances Barrow Laletas.. He loved his family greatly and his family loved him. He and his gallows humor will be truly missed. Surviving are his wife Lois Barrow; sons Jason and Josh Barrow; a sister Donna...
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Albert B. Osborne, Jr.

May 4, 1946 - April 7, 2015

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George W Barnard, Jr.

January 13, 1922 - April 7, 2015

George W. Barnard, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at his home April 7, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to Ethel and George W. Barnard, Sr., on Friday the 13th of January 1922. He is survived by Audrey Clerihue Barnard, his beloved wife of 73 years, and his daughter Pamela Barnard Childers and son-in-law Malcolm Graeme Childers of Palisade,...
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Johnny W. Kyte

June 24, 1941 - April 5, 2015

Johnny W. Kyte, age 73, of Rising Sun passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, Delaware. Born June 24, 1941 in Mountain City, Tennessee, Johnny was the son of the late Conley and Villa Kyte. He was a retired Boilermaker. He was a member of Sons of American Legion Post 194, Rising Sun, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2259, Sebring, Florida, Fraternal Order of Eagles...
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H. Nelson Prange

August 2, 1942 - April 4, 2015

Horace Nelson Prange, age 72, of Ocean Pines, MD, formerly of Elkton, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE following a courageous, 7 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in West Grove, PA on August 2, 1942, Nelson was the son of the late Horace Leland and Laura Watterson Prange. He retired in 2003 after a career with Northeastern...
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Virginia G. Scherer

June 16, 1929 - April 2, 2015

Virginia G. Scherer, 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015 at Regal Heights in Hockessin. Born in Bowling Green, KY on June 16, 1929, Virginia was the daughter of the late John Carson and Rowena Rowe Gary. She was a graduate of the University of Louisville, KY and taught elementary school in Cecil County, MD from 1964-1968 and in the Red Clay School district from 1968-1987....
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Michelle Rose Brame

May 13, 1967 - April 2, 2015

Michelle Rose Brame, age 47, of Wilmington, DE passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 following a long and courageous battle with cancer and paraneoplastic syndrome. Michelle graduated from Dickinson High School in 1985. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University. Michelle designed...
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John Earl Cox

August 25, 1955 - April 1, 2015

John Earl Cox, age 59, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his home. He was born August 25, 1955 in West Grove, PA to the late George Summerton Cox, Sr. and Mary Russ Cox. John enjoyed doing puzzles and spending time with his family and friends, who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife, Ana Maria Cox; two brothers, George S. Cox, Jr., and Joseph Cox...
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Mary Lou Ayars

August 8, 1933 - March 31, 2015

Mary Louise Winterborne Ayars Mary Lou Ayars, 81, of Lunenburg, MA, formerly of Newark, DE passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Health Alliance Hospital, Leominster, MA. Born August 8, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA, Mary Lou was the youngest daughter of the late Reverend Edwin and Thelma (Masner) Winterborne. She was a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic until 1962. She worked as...
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James Hunter Miller

August 8, 1989 - March 31, 2015

James Hunter Miller, age 25, passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015. Hunter was born in Baltimore, MD on August 8, 1989 He attended the University of Delaware and graduated from Wilmington University. He was planning to relocate in Thailand to teach English and build his computer business. Hunter loved traveling and experiencing all kinds of exotic food. He was becoming an avid...
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Virginia Houchin Rickolt

October 21, 1932 - March 29, 2015

Virginia Alice (Houchin) Rickolt , 82, of Landenberg, PA, passed away peacefully the morning of Palm Sunday, March 29th, with her children holding her hands. Born in Laurel Springs, NJ on October 21st, 1932, Ginny was the daughter of the late Alfred Houchin and Edith Layman Houchin. Virginia enjoyed sharing her love of art and music with church, friends and family (especially her...
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James A Seydell

December 18, 1933 - March 27, 2015

James A. Seydell, 81, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully March 27, 2015 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE surrounded by his family. Born in Newark on December 18, 1933, Jim was the son of the late Walter and Bella Atkinson Seydell. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE. He graduated from Newark High School and the Graduate School of Consumer Banking at the University of...
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Audrey Monk Gerst

March 24, 1938 - March 27, 2015

Audrey (Monk) Gerst, 77, of Colora, MD, went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. Born on March 24, 1938, Audrey was the daughter of the late Oliver and Gladys Monk. Audrey grew up in Kingsville and graduated from Parkville High School in 1956. Receiving Christ as her Savior in June of 1955, she was a member of Emmorton Baptist Church. In 2005, she...
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David E. (Davy Mac) MacFadden

May 18, 1928 - March 26, 2015

David E. MacFadden (Davy Mac), passed away peacefully March 26, 2015 surrounded by his family. David was a member of the Armstrong Masonic lodge for 50 years. Born in West Chester, PA on May 18, 1928, David was the son of the late Clarence and Helen Walter MacFadden. He was a graduate of Conrad High School and served as a SeaBee in the United States Navy. He worked for Getty Oil and retired in...
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Edna Bullis Bledsoe

November 19, 1916 - March 26, 2015

Edna Bullis Bledsoe, age 98, of Elkton, MD, and formerly of Sparta, NC, Passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Singerly Manor Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. She was born November 19, 1916 in North Wilkesboro, NC to the late William A. and Helen (Compton) Bullis. A beautician by trade, she owned and operated "Edna's Beauty Shop" in Elkton from 1954 to 1970. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Carol Ann Sutton

November 3, 1965 - March 21, 2015

Carol Ann Sutton, 49, of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, March 21, 2015. Born November 3, 1965 in Elkton, MD, Carol was the daughter of Edward Adams and Carol Truitt. Carol Ann loved nature and being outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, cooking, canning, and gardening in her flowerbeds. Carol's most cherished memories were those spent with her wonderful family and friends. She was a...
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Phillip Adrian Brome

October 6, 1984 - March 20, 2015

Phillip A. Brome, age 30, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born, October 6, 1984 in Minot, ND to Robert and Cynthia (Adamo) Brome. Phil loved music, and from a very young age played guitar, sang, and even wrote his own music and lyrics. He enjoyed being outdoors, and often rode dirt bikes and motorcycles, and spent much time at the beach. A ...
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Benjamin Benson Buck

December 2, 1933 - March 20, 2015

Benjamin Benson Buck, 81, of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord Friday, March 20, 2015. Born December 2, 1933 in Rising Sun, MD, Benjamin was the son of the late Claude and Ella (Pogue) Buck. Benjamin served as a photographer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Lay Witness Mission and helped start the Christian Motorcycle Association of Delaware. He enjoyed witnessing for the Lord,...
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Alice Edith Brill

August 22, 1923 - March 19, 2015

Alice Edith Brill, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 22, 1923, in Independence, VA to the late James A. and Effie Cleo (Cline) Isom. She had a long and fulfilling life as a mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She was seamstress, loved gardening and collecting pigs. She was a member of...
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Charles "Redz" Ireland

May 8, 1951 - March 18, 2015

Charles "Redz" Ireland, 63, of Landenberg, PA passed away unexpectedly at his home March 18, 2015. Born in Easton, MD on May 8, 1951, Redz was the son of the late Charles D. and Lillie Justice Ireland. He was self-taught in auto repair and welding and was also a licensed aircraft mechanic. He enjoyed modifying and restoring antique vehicles, especially trucks. He also collected and fine-tuned...
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William E. Simmons, Sr

May 3, 1950 - March 17, 2015

William Ernest Simmons, Sr., age 64 of North East, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on May 3, 1950 in Elkton, MD to the late Milford Benson and Liselotte (Stuber) Simmons. A lifelong resident of the Elkton area, Bill served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and returned home and worked at the Chrysler...
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Gerald P. "Jerry" Holmes

February 29, 1940 - March 16, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" Patrick Holmes, age 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 29, 1940 in Elkton, MD to the late George E. and Myrtle (Shivery) Holmes. Jerry worked for the Public Works department of the Town of Elkton, a job he enjoyed for 37 years. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing softball in the local...
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Amos John Husfelt, Jr.

January 19, 1931 - March 16, 2015

Amos J. Husfelt, Jr., 84, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born January 19, 1931 in North East, MD, Amos was the son of the late Amos John Husfelt, Sr. and Alberta Ruth (McKinney) Anderson. Amos was an enthusiastic Ravens fan and he also enjoyed watching NASCAR. He loved getting people smile and laugh even with his sometimes "ornery"...
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Thomas E. Flanagan, III

April 21, 1927 - March 15, 2015

Thomas E. Flanagan III, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary, of almost 40 years, his brother Ed Flanagan, who died in the Korean War, his brother Bill Flanagan and sister Cecelia Otterbein, all of whom he loved dearly. Tom was born and raised in Rahway, New Jersey, the eldest son of Sarah Cecelia and Thomas Flanagan....
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Ashlyn Hope Slayman

June 29, 2014 - March 14, 2015

Ashlyn Hope Slayman, 8 month old daughter of Samuel and Pauline Slayman of Elkton, MD, passed away March 14, 2015 in her parents' loving arms after a courageous battle. She lit up whenever "Frozen" was playing. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her triplet sisters, Stella Grace and Kylie Faith Slayman; her grandparents, Delores Slayman of Elkton, Ralph E. Slayman of Chatham, VA and...
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Denise M. Andrews

June 19, 1931 - March 8, 2015

Denise M. Andrews, of Northeast, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1931, in Paris, France. Denise spent her childhood and teenage years in France and later moved to Morocco. While there she was an entrepreneur and managed a restaurant and hotel, where she met her husband Andy, the love of her life. When the family...
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Betty A. Temple

October 21, 1927 - March 8, 2015

Betty A. Temple, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home in Elkton, MD. Born October 21, 1927 in Loudon County, VA, Betty was the daughter of the late George B. and Samantha (Mercer) Underwood. She was an active member of Rock Presbyterian Church where she was a trustee, elder, choir member, Sunday school teacher, as well as an elected delegate to the Presbytery General...
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Annette Eva Hewitt

December 10, 1927 - March 3, 2015

Annette Eva Hewitt, 87, of Conowingo, MD, passed away unexpectedly at her home March 3, 2015. Born in Baltimore on December 10, 1927, Annette was the daughter of the late Frank and Ida Deiter. After raising her family, she joined Carpenter's Local 974 and worked as a convention carpenter at the Baltimore Convention Center for 27 years. She was an active member of State Line Baptist Church and...
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Vicki Vavra Higham

April 28, 1951 - March 1, 2015

Vicki Vavra Higham, 63, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Born on April 28, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter the late William Joseph and Mildred Louise (Welch) Vavra. Raised in Cooper Farms near Wilmington DE, she attended St. John the Beloved Grammar School and graduated from Padua Academy in 1969. She resided in...
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Clarence Benson "Stinker" Smith, Jr.

August 5, 1967 - February 28, 2015

Clarence (Stinker) Benson Smith, Jr., 47, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 28, 2015. A lifelong resident of Elkton, Clarence was the son of Joy Beavers and the late Clarence B. Smith, Sr. Clarence was a welder by trade. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his mother,...
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Earl Herbert Loomis, SRA

November 22, 1935 - February 25, 2015

Earl Herbert Loomis, SRA, 79 passed away in Elkton, MD on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Earl was born on November 22, 1935 in Chester County, PA to the late Earl Russell Loomis and Gladys McCorkle. He was a graduate of Downingtown High School in Downingtown, PA then attended Goldey–Beacom College in DE graduating with an associate's degree in Accounting and Business. Earl worked at First...
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MaryAnn Loomis

October 14, 1938 - February 25, 2015

MaryAnn Loomis, 76 passed away in Elkton, MD on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. MaryAnn was born on October 14, 1938 Wilmington, DE to the late Charles Bradford Dennie and Edith Anabell Dennie. MaryAnn grew up in Rockford Park, Delaware. After graduating from Wilmington High School she worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company. Then for many years she owned and operated "MaryAnn's Nut Farm"...
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Ida I. Barlow

July 8, 1922 - February 24, 2015

Ida I. Barlow, age 92, formerly of Frederica, DE and Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, DE. She was born on July 8, 1922 in Chester, PA to the late Harry S. and Ida O. (Durham) Russell. She is survived by her son, John E. Barlow, of Dover, DE; her daughters, Ida Teresi, and Christine Grant, both of Elizabethtown,...
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Janet M. Thompson

June 11, 1942 - February 24, 2015

Janet M. Thompson, 72, of Bear, DE, passed away at her home February 24, 2015. Born in the Bronx, NY on June 11, 1942, Janet was the daughter of the late James and Justine Favitta. Janet will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was known for being a selfless, compassionate, generous and kind woman. After...
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Adrienne Niccole Cataldi

August 30, 1983 - February 23, 2015

Adrienne N. Cataldi, age 31, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Lewes, DE. She was born on August 30, 1983 in Wilmington, DE, to Alan and Rebecca (Stanaland) Cataldi. She worked as a medical secretary, but also trained in and enjoyed cosmetology. She would often do the hair, nails, and make up for her friends and family for many special occasions. Ever the movie buff,...
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Beverly June Galoff

May 23, 1933 - February 23, 2015

Beverly June Galoff, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 23, 2015. Born in Winona, MN on May 23, 1933, Beverly was the daughter of the late Ole & Amanda Solberg. She retired from the Cecil County Public School System in 1996 where she worked as a reading specialist. She was a member of the Cecil County Retired Teachers Association and the St Pauls' Lutheran Church in Newark, DE. ...
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William G. Gunther

November 6, 1943 - February 21, 2015

Bill Gunther died peacefully at home on February 21, 2015 in Sebastian, Florida at the age of 71. Bill grew up in North Wilmington, DE in the Holly Oak area. After graduation at Mt. Pleasant High School, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Ohio. Upon discharge from the Air Force, Bill worked for his father at Gunther Business Forms and then moved to Chesapeake City, MD, bought a...
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Barbara Anne Gunther

March 16, 1947 - February 21, 2015

Barbara Anne Gunther, age 67, a longtime resident of Green Valley in Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born March 16, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William E. and Thelma R. (Kaehn) Gunther. Upon her graduation from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965, she lived and worked in Kemblesville, PA for 20 years, including her...
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Margaret M. Grimshaw

September 1, 1925 - February 19, 2015

Margaret M. Grimshaw, 89, of Newark, DE passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born September 1, 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Margaret was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Williams) Hamilton. Margaret (known as Peggy to her friends) was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, and was an avid bridge player for many years. Margaret is survived by her two sons,...
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