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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 Witt Andrews

February 20, 1926 - May 19, 2018

Paul W. Andrews age 92, of Newark, Del. died on May 19 and is now at peace. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb. 20, 1926, the third of four sons of Eula Petty and Grover C. Andrews. He attended East High School in Nashville, played several sports and served as captain of the basketball team, and held a number of part-time jobs, including ones as a drug store soda jerk and a radio...
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Marcella Faye White

August 15, 1930 - May 19, 2018

Marcella Faye White, age 87 of North East, MD, passed away May 19, 2018. She was born August 15, 1930 in Vance City, WV to the late John Henry Bexfield and Eskie Erma Bexfield. Marcella was in the right place with the Lord when she passed and was very religious in life. She always said she loved all of her children equally. Marcella was fierce, protective and set in her own way. She also was...
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Loraine E. Bergold

September 10, 1934 - May 16, 2018

Loraine E. Bergold, age 83, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 10, 1934 in Somerville, NJ, Loraine was the daughter of the late Earl and Carrie (Ewing) Hartpence. Loraine was a talented woman who enjoyed the many gifts that life had to offer. Such gifts included gardening, baking, cooking, needlepoint, and sewing....
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Zachary Tyler McLewin

April 7, 1998 - May 15, 2018

Zachary Tyler "Zach" McLewin, age 20 of Elkton, passed away May 15, 2018 from the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born April 7, 1998 in Wilmington, DE to Charles and Dawn McLewin. Zach loved riding dirt bikes and four wheelers. He enjoyed buying and fixing up old dirt bikes, four wheelers and trucks. Zach loved boating and being on the water. Another hobby of Zach's was fishing....
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Walter Lee Funk

June 5, 1942 - May 11, 2018

Walter Funk, age 75, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Born in Bainbridge, MD on June 5, 1942, he was the son of the late William Glenn and Stella Edith (Anderson) Funk. Walt was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun Fire Company, where he was past President and was active in supporting the Ladies Auxiliary. He served on both the Harford and Cecil County Volunteer Firemen...
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Patrick T. McCartan

July 11, 1948 - May 11, 2018

Patrick Timothy McCartan died peacefully at home on May 11th, 2018 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 69, as a result of Agent Orange-related cancers from his military service in Vietnam. Patrick was born on July 11th, 1948 in Ryan, PA to John and Marie McCartan. He graduated from Grand Island High School, NY in 1966 and joined the Army, serving in the Vietnam War. After he left the military, he...
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Kyle Ryan Gregg

August 21, 1989 - May 6, 2018

Kyle Ryan Gregg, age 28, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born on August 21, 1989 in Elkton, MD to Gerald Glenn Gregg and Donna L. (nee Dunlap) Gregg. Kyle graduated from Elkton High School in 2008. An avid dirt bike rider, he raced competitively in Motocross events nationwide. Kyle loved operating heavy machinery and construction, having worked for Diamond Materials in...
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Ollin D. Adkins, "Reds"

June 23, 1935 - May 4, 2018

Ollin D. Adkins ("Reds"), age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Born June 23, 1935 in Branchland, WV, Reds was the son of the late Elbert and Olga (Sheppard) Adkins. Growing up in West Virginia, Reds was one of fourteen children. He worked for General Motors for 47 years where he retired in 2002. He was known for his big smile and his great sense...
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John "Barrie" Boas, Sr.

July 2, 1937 - May 3, 2018

J. Barrie Boas of Perryville, MD and Debary, Florida was born on July 2, 1937 and passed away on May 3, 2018. He was the son of Lester "Red" W. Boas and Kathryn L. (Manual) Herr. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Sheryl Lynn. Barrie graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1955 and Millersville University in 1981. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959 in Tripoli,...
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Catherine M. Watson

April 15, 1947 - May 3, 2018

Catherine M. Watson, age 71, of Chesapeake City, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on April 15, 1947 in Eddystone, PA to the late William N. and Catherine Malizia Weitz. A loving and caring homemaker, Cathy was the best wife to her husband, mother to her two daughters, and grandmother to her six grandchildren. She enjoyed her house and life on...
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Mary Lee Shephard

February 2, 1929 - May 3, 2018

Mary Lee Shephard, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 3, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Shouns, TN to the late Lafayette Wilson and Hessie McKenley (Phillips) Wilson. Mary was a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed watching their games. She also loved red birds; cardinals were her favorite. Mary loved spending...
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Herman Day

March 20, 1936 - May 2, 2018

Herman Day, age 82 of Elkton, MD passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1936 in McDowell County, WV to the late Henry Day and Patty (Thornsberry) Stacey. Herman was a very kind hearted person. He was always willing to help others and did so with a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed by his adopted family. The family would like to give special thanks to Elkton Transitional...
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John Robert Wadkins

May 17, 1949 - May 1, 2018

Captain John Robert Wadkins, age 68, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born May 17, 1949 in North Wilkesboro, NC, John was the son of the late Charley and Vera (Minton) Wadkins. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He went on to become a master plumber and working in the industry until his retirement. John was...
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Cecil W. Atwood, Sr.

November 19, 1938 - April 28, 2018

Cecil W. Atwood, Sr. passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born November 19, 1938 to the late Ronald and Lois Atwood. Cecil had a lifetime love for cars, which started at the Chrysler plant. He eventually retired from the plant after dedicating many years on the assembly line. Cecil had a special hobby fixing and working on Volkswagen cars. Cecil is survived by his...
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Mary Lucile Cole

November 10, 1958 - April 28, 2018

Mary Lucile Cole, age 59, passed away Saturday, April 28 2018 at home with her loving husband at her side after a lengthy battle with Huntington's disease. She was born on November 10, 1958 to the late Jonathan Mechem Weaver, Jr. and Mary Lucile (Smith) Weaver. Mary enjoyed doing historical reenactments with her family. She liked art, and would express her creativity by drawing. Mary was a...
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Robert John Nickle " Bob", Sr.

February 3, 1924 - April 25, 2018

Robert John Nickle, Sr., "Bob", age 94 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Caraway Manor Assisted Living in Elkton, MD. He was born on February 3, 1924, in Fremont, PA, to the late Samuel H. and Mary E. Dawson Nickle. Bob was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. In his earlier life, he worked as a farmer alongside his father, and also farmed on his own farm. Later, he...
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Perry Glenn Lotts, Jr.

August 13, 1994 - April 21, 2018

Perry Glenn Lotts, Jr., age 23, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born August 13, 1994 in Chula Vista, CA to Perry Glenn Lotts, Sr. and Elizabeth Sue Nauta. A graduate of Elkton High School, Perry was a three-sport athlete in football, track, and baseball. After high school he went to work for Burris Logistics. He enjoyed playing flag football, and...
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Nancy Ernestine Johnson

October 29, 1932 - April 21, 2018

Nancy Ernestine Johnson, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1932 to the late Charles and Mary (Knight) Kempa. Nancy was an employee for Chrysler. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers. Nancy was a great cook and shared her talents with her son, Paul. She loved her family and cherished the moments they spent...
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Faye Hardt

March 20, 1947 - April 20, 2018

Faye Hardt, age 71 of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 20, 1947 in Bradshaw, WV to the late Elmer Harrison Rowe and Betty Louise (Beckner) Rowe. Faye was a very strong and brave individual. In 1976, she battled a sudden and unexpected medical condition that significantly altered her and her family's way of life....
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F. Marjorie Whiting

September 26, 1928 - April 18, 2018

F. Marjorie Beers Whiting, R.N., of North East, MD, age 89, died April 18, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Marjorie (Marge, Margie) received her R.N. from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. She did post graduate work at McGill University in Neurosurgical Nursing. She was a Christian and a member of Rosebank U.M. Church. She had been active in the Mt. Gretna,...
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Shirley Risburg Nelson

September 6, 1920 - April 17, 2018

Shirley Marian Risburg Nelson (September 6, 1920) joined her beloved husband, David, in heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 97. Shirley, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She and David met in kindergarten and married in March, 1943. As Dave pursued his football coaching career they traveled to Hillsdale College, Harvard University...
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Brenda Lynn Beaulieu

June 5, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Brenda Lynn Beaulieu, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 15, 2018. She was born June 5, 1952 and was adopted by Vera Gould and the late Robert Thomas Adcock, Sr. Brenda grew up in Salinas, CA, where she graduated from Salinas High School. Brenda then joined the Navy and National Guard and served our nation for 29 years. Her title was medical corpsman and she would care for injured...
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Lawrence "Larry" Rocke

January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Rocke, age 71, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Elkton, MD to the late Loring Lewis Rocke and Mary Marie (Wiley) Rocke. Larry took the time to read the News Journal every day, and was able to talk about any subject. He liked sports, and would often be involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, including coaching...
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Ralph W. Carr, Jr.

March 5, 1936 - April 12, 2018

Ralph W. Carr, Jr., age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born March 5, 1936 in Conowingo, MD, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph W. Carr, Sr. and the late Mary C. (Rice) Fink. Ralph was a union worker for Eastern Gunite Co. for 35 years, were he worked as a Gunite machine operator. Leading up to his retirement in 1999, in the course of his career, Ralph...
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Olan J. "Jack" Cleaver, Jr.

July 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Olan John "Jack" Cleaver, Jr., age 83 of New Castle, DE, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born July 13, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late Olan J. Cleaver, Sr. and Lela Gertrude (Leasure) Cleaver. A graduate of Newark High School Class of 1953, Jack was an all-around athlete in football, basketball, and baseball, and in addition, he was a member of the Fire Patrol. He served his...
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Mary Ann Whittington

September 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Mary Ann Whittington (83) of Green Bay, Virginia passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wayne Whittington, Sr. She is survived by her children: Cheryle Whittington Parrish and Joseph (Joe) Wayne Whittington, Jr.; Grandchildren: Nikkol W. Rodriguez, Josh Parrish, Shelli Whittington and Silas Whittington; Great...
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Robert "Dippy" Cebula, Sr.

February 6, 1938 - April 9, 2018

Robert "Dippy" Elsworth Cebula, Sr., age 80, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born on February 6, 1938 in Elkton, MD to the late Emil Cebula and Esther (Vandergrift) Cebula. Dippy was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He liked to go deer hunting, or to go fishing on any body of water that he could drop a hook in to. While his health allowed, Dippy loved to...
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Cheryl June Smith

February 19, 1953 - April 7, 2018

Cheryl June Smith, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born February 19, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Royal E. Smith, Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Clark) Smith. Cheryl is survived by her two sisters: Kathleen Ruckman of Chestertown, MD and Bonnie Derbyshire of Wilmington, DE. Cheryl is also survived by six nephews: Robert,...
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James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

February 8, 1930 - April 7, 2018

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim", age 88, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hockessin, DE on February 8, 1930, Jim was the son of the late Oliver and Eva (Hanna) Eastburn. Jim was a commercial artist who owned and operated his family business, Eastburn Studio, Inc. with his wife, Rose. Although he was a talented artist and...
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Ambubhai "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

September 17, 1951 - April 7, 2018

Ambubhai Ganeshbhai Patel, age 66, of North East, MD passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 17, 1951 in Surat, India to the late Ganeshbhai D. and Gometben G. Patel. Ambubhai was a farmer in India. When he moved to the U.S.A., Ambubhai helped his family with their hotel business. He was also a firm believer in Hinduism and would pray daily. Ambubhai loved to meet people and...
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Shirley F. Anderson

October 6, 1931 - April 7, 2018

Shirley Forman Anderson, age 86, of Newark, Delaware passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Don Brent and Eleanor Doud Forman. After graduating from P.S. Dupont High School in 1949, she entered the University of Delaware (Class of 1953). She then attended Goldey Beacom College on their work study program. For most of...
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David R. Hamilton

July 25, 1936 - April 6, 2018

David R. Hamilton, age 81 of Oxford, PA passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1936 in West Grove, PA to the late Fred P. Hamilton and Evelyn (Keim) Hamilton. David was a talented carpenter and enjoyed wood working. In fact, he built his family's summer home in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. He was an avid hunter and hunted mostly deer with his bow and rifle. David loved...
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Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

February 15, 1952 - April 4, 2018

Salvatore "Sam" Michael Piacentini, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Mario Piacentini and Theresa (Sanservero) Piacentini. Sam had a great passion for cars which extended throughout all aspects of his life. He worked as a car insurance adjuster for over 30 years, first for Continental and then for MetLife. Sam was a...
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Suzanne Marie Therres

April 1, 1963 - April 2, 2018

Suzanne Marie Lankford Therres (known as "Shugie" by her family and friends), age 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born April 1, 1963 in Baltimore, MD, Suzanne was the daughter of Hazel "Leza" Lankford and the late Johnnie L. Lankford. Suzanne was a multifaceted individual who had a talent for learning many things. She was passionate about her horses and...
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Samantha Ann Ellsworth

December 27, 1969 - April 1, 2018

Samantha "Sam" Ann Ellsworth, age 48, passed away Sunday, April 01, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1969 in Siler City, NC to the late Barry Junior Jernigan and Mary Jeanette (Langley) Jernigan. Sam had a great interest in the paranormal, reading and watching anything about the subject she could get a hold of. She also like to shop and take care of her home and dogs. Sam's greatest joy came...
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Jake Whetsell

September 8, 1924 - March 30, 2018

Jake Whetsell, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Charleston, SC to the late Henry Whetsell and Bertie (Pye) Whetsell. Jake earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He proudly serviced in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Jake went on to work as a civil engineer for...
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Mary Elizabeth Brown

July 24, 1919 - March 29, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Brown, age 98, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Born on July 24, 1919 in Nottingham, PA, Mary was the daughter of the late Lewis Job and Edna Elizabeth (Reisler) Brown. Mary worked for the Oxford Gas Company from 1942 to 1952 before she became a Secretary for Avon where she worked from 1952 until her...
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John Anthony Lane

April 21, 1927 - March 29, 2018

John Anthony Lane, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at Union Hospital on March 29, 2018. Born in Cordova, WV on April 21, 1927, he was the son of the late John Anthony and Hannah Caroline (Lewis) Lane. John worked for nearly 20 years at Perry Point VA Hospital before his retirement. In his younger years, he owned and operated his family farm. A dedicated family man, John will be...
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Penny Sue Messinger

December 16, 1973 - March 26, 2018

Penny Sue Messinger, age 44 of Conowingo, MD passed away on March 26, 2018. She was born on December 16, 1973 in Havre de Grace, MD to Franklin Richard Messinger and Darlene O. (Higby) Stephens. Penny was a happy and go lucky woman who had a heart of gold. She was always thinking of others and was always there for them when they needed her most. She loved her two sons: Anthony and Gilbert and...
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Karen Ann Petry

March 14, 1931 - March 25, 2018

Karen Ann Petry, age 87, of Newark, Delaware transitioned from her earthen vessel to her glorified body in Christ on Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was brought into this world on March 14, 1931, in Middletown, Ohio to the late William Thomas Klopp and Margaret Mary (DeFord) Klopp. Karen Ann Klopp Petry lived a colorful, selfless life raising six beautiful children and leaving behind many...
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Donna Rose Peck

April 26, 1924 - March 21, 2018

Donna Rose Peck, age 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Born on April 26, 1924, Donna was the daughter of the late James and Florence Steele. Donna, a devoted Jehovah's Witness, enjoyed crocheting, sewing and listening to country music. She loved traveling, especially to Florida to visit her son, David during the winter and West Virginia, where she...
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Helen Virginia Crawford

January 1, 1919 - March 21, 2018

Helen Virginia Crawford, age 99, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Broadmeadows Nursing Home in Middletown, DE. She was born on January 1, 1919 in Rural Retreat, VA to the late James V. and Mammie May Vaught Sage. In her younger years, she worked at the Triumph Plant during World War II. She became a home maker caring for her husband and family. She loved...
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Ruth Frances Justice

September 8, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Ruth Frances Justice, age 88, of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2018. Born on September 8, 1929 in Swords Creek, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence B. and Mamie Victoria (Newberry) Short. Ruth was an active member of the Oxford Church of God for over 42 years and was also active in doing missionary work. She lived for the...
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Phyllis Marlene Lord

February 29, 1948 - March 20, 2018

Phyllis Marlene Lord, age 70 of Newark, DE passed away on March 20, 2018. She was born on February 29, 1948 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert J. Lord and Charlotte (Davis) Hollobaugh. Throughout Phyllis' life, she worked as a care giver assisting the elderly in private homes. She enjoyed arts and crafts, the great outdoors, and gardening. Phyllis is survived by her brothers: Fane Lauer...
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Joshua E. Titter

January 3, 1990 - March 20, 2018

Joshua E. Titter, age 28 of Newark, DE passed away suddenly on March 20, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1990 in Newark, DE to Edward B. Titter, Jr. and Kimberly R. (French) Titter. Josh was a free spirit and had a good heart. He enjoyed working on cars and riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also had a passion for tattooing. Josh had a special relationship with his brother, Cody and they...
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Emma H. Drennen

October 21, 1940 - March 20, 2018

Emma H. Drennen, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Born on October 21, 1940 in Wilmington, DE, Emma was the daughter of the late George Howard Ash and the late Marguerite J. (Bruce) Goodyear. Emma was a talented artist and loved arts and crafts, painting and drawing. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, writing in her journal and being outdoors,...
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Kathleen S. Kaminski

February 16, 1930 - March 19, 2018

Kathleen S. Kaminski, wife of the late Dr. Louis A. Kaminski of Newark, DE, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on February 16, 1930 in Salem, MA to the late John F. Sullivan and Anna M. (Higley) Sullivan. Kathleen was a graduate of the Hickok Secretarial School in Boston, MA before going on to work for the United States Foreign Service in Germany. She traveled...
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Noah Quin Norona

August 18, 1995 - March 19, 2018

Noah Quin Norona, age 22, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 19, 2018. Born in Newark, DE on August 18, 1995, he was the son of John Darrin and Julie Ann (Heberly) Norona. Noah was a 2013 graduate of Rising Sun High School. After graduating from RSHS, he attended Towson University. Noah was an avid soccer and tennis player. He was also an excellent drummer, playing for multiple churches in the...
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Mary Lou Knox

December 7, 1935 - March 13, 2018

Mary Lou Knox, age 82, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on December 7, 1935, in Elkton, MD to the late William Lee and Mary Louise Potts Preston. Mary Lou, born and raised in the Elkton area, worked for 30 years in the personnel department of Union Hospital, becoming the Director. After her retirement at Union, she worked as...
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Frances "Fran" Mullen

February 9, 1947 - March 13, 2018

Frances Sabrowskie Mullen, age 71, of Newark, DE went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 13, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Francis Clayton Sabrowskie and Florence K. (Rickards) Sabrowskie. Frances worked for the University of Delaware for 22 years. She loved reading romance novels, mysteries and stories about Montana. Frances enjoyed playing card...
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Elizabeth Ann Brand "Betty"

January 5, 1922 - March 12, 2018

Elizabeth Ann( Betty) Brand passed away on March 12, 2018 in Socorro, New Mexico at the age of 96. An only child, she was born on January 5, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence Hofer Smythe and Hilda(Polly) Archer Smythe, who later resided in Eire, Pennsylvania. She attended schools in Pittsburgh and several colleges including Westminster( in New Wilmington, Pa.) and Villa Maria...
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Phyllis Ruth Rummel

November 11, 1933 - March 11, 2018

Phyllis Ruth Rummel, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 11, 1933, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Elmer O. Bearnard and Grace F. Wills. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Phyllis was a talented homemaker and artist. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed interior design and music. In...
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Marilyn M Doll

January 15, 1950 - March 11, 2018

Marilyn M. Doll, age 68, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born January 15, 1950 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Si Hamilton and Esta Pearl (Ackers) Hamilton. Marilyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1968. She married a Navy man, traveling and living overseas for over 20 years, in locations including Scotland, Italy and Iceland. After returning to the United...
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Dan Edwin Johnson

April 5, 1955 - March 10, 2018

Dan Edwin Johnson was born April 5, 1955 in E. Millinocket, Maine to Sulo Edwin Johnson and Margaret Ann (Murray) Gillis. Suddenly, on March 10, 2018 Dan was called home to be with the Lord. Dan lived the past 12 years in Colora, MD with his loving wife Tammy. Dan was a Certified Welding Inspector by trade and educator at heart. He always knew how to accomplish what others thought impossible. ...
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Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

November 29, 1971 - March 9, 2018

Edward Besser, Jr., age 46, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home suddenly on March 9, 2018. He was born November 29, 1971 in Baltimore, MD to Gail Mae Staggs and the late Edward Besser, Sr. Eddie is survived by his wife, Rebecca Besser; sons, Eddie Besser III, Nickolas Besser, Brandon Michael Baier; daughter, Samantha Jean Baier; brothers, Johnny and Tony Sierra; and grandmother, Dolores...
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Julius Ray Curry

July 18, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Julius Ray Curry, age 71 of Perryville, MD passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Delbarton, WV to the late Julius B. Curry and Haney (Bowman) McNiel. Throughout his life, Julius had a number of jobs including: a truck driver for Tasty Cake, employee for Carroll Tree Service, and he was a prep cook at Ball Park Restaurant in Street, MD. He was a very skilled cook and...
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Ellen Stixrude

October 8, 1928 - March 9, 2018

Ellen Stixrude, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany in 1928 to the late Paul Felsch and Dorothea Jacobsen. Ellen graduated from the Freiherr von Stein gymnasium in 1947 with an abitur degree in Math. During her school years and beyond she was an avid sports enthusiast who loved to...
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Gene B. Benjamin

December 27, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Gene B. Benjamin, age 71 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. Gene was a retired public school teacher. He was well regarded by fellow teachers and his students. Gene was an advocate for learning and always wanted to inspire his students. Gene is survived by brothers, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death...
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Betty Ann Rash-Walker

November 5, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Betty Ann Rash-Walker, age 84 of Newark, DE passed away on March 8, 2018. She was born on November 5, 1933 in Elkton, MD to the late Walter Cole and Anna T. (Haley) Cole. Betty enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and taking trips to Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Inlet. In her early years, she was a woman who loved to gamble. She would make trips to...
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James Powell Adams

July 26, 1941 - March 7, 2018

Colonel James Powell Adams, "Jim", age 76 of Charleston, SC passed away on March 7, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Major General Albert White Adams and Christine (Powell) Adams. Jim was a Colonel in the United States Army where he proudly served his country for over 40 years. He began his career in July 1959, joining the Delaware National Guard as an enlisted...
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Eva Marie Daicar

December 27, 1943 - March 7, 2018

Eva M. Daicar, 74, passed away peacefully March 7, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eva was born on December 27, 1943 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Eva had a varied and successful career as a clinical psychologist at the Toronto General Hospital, in executive selection with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, as a psychologist with the Government of Alberta, Canada,...
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Paul F. Harris, Jr.

March 9, 1947 - March 6, 2018

Paul F. Harris, Jr., age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1947 in Charleston, WV, to the late Paul F., Sr., and Virginia Shafer Harris. A skilled musician, Paul earned his Bachelors Degree from Marshall University, where he was the Drum Major in the marching band. While at Marshall, he was a member of the ZBT...
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Ruth Theresa Bedwell

November 28, 1946 - March 6, 2018

Ruth Theresa Bedwell, age 71, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born on Thanksgiving, November 28, 1946 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Silver Jim and Catherine (Maier) Taylor. Ruth enjoyed shopping every day of the year, provided that the weather and her body were willing to accommodate that desire. Her favorite haunts were WalMart, Boscov's,...
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Helen L. Mash

October 4, 1930 - March 5, 2018

Helen Louise Mash, 87, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born on October 4, 1930 in Webster Springs, WV to the late Eli Jackson Gregory and Luverna Eve (Dodrill) Gregory. Helen moved to Cecil County in the 1950's and worked for Plasticoid Co. for many years where she met her future husband, David Mash, Jr. After they married and her children were born,...
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Barbara A. Brown

June 20, 1936 - March 5, 2018

Barbara A. Brown, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on March 5, 2018. She was born on June 20, 1936, in Lowell, MA, to the late Peter and Anna Barbara Derwinis. Barbara was a pioneer in the addictions counseling field and it remained her life's work and passion. Her career began in Painesville, OH, when this area of healthcare was very new and the resources were few. While living in Ohio,...
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Elizabeth Marie Scott

March 6, 1932 - March 4, 2018

Elizabeth Marie Scott, 85, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was born on March 6, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Wilbur Morton Grosnell and Emma Marie (Brown) Grosnell. Elizabeth is survived by three grandsons: Joseph Jaron, Scott Hohman and his wife, Jessica, and Richard Hohman and his wife, Michelle; and eight great-grandchildren: Koal, Wyatt, Kailyn, Conner,...
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Doris Ellen Long

July 21, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Doris Ellen Long, age 77, of Perryville, MD passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Born on July 21, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, Doris was the daughter of the late Edger and Eleanor Hanson. Doris worked as a secretary at Day Spring Pediatrics in Rising Sun, MD for many years. She enjoyed living by the water with her son and his family, and feeding her ducks (Fred&Ethel) Her favorite things to do...
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Clifton Wade "Chip" Crouch

March 1, 1967 - March 2, 2018

Clifton Wade Crouch, age 51 of Bear, DE passed away on March 2, 2018. He was born March 1, 1967 in Elkton, MD to Clifford W. Crouch and Dorothy M. Crouch. Chip loved the beach, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed motorcycles. Chip worked as a contractor with HVAC. In addition to his parents, Chip is survived by his son, Clifton Walker Crouch; and loving companion, Jackie Lord. A...
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Jeffrey Ryan Davis

October 29, 1990 - March 1, 2018

Jeffrey "Lil' Devil" Ryan Davis, 27, of Port Deposit, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a battle with addiction. He was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1990 to Robert Davis and Donna Lee (Stuart) Davis. Jeffrey was an adventurous person that was always ready to bring his friends and family along for the next adventure. He enjoyed skateboarding, exercising and...
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Lois S. Matthews

February 25, 1927 - March 1, 2018

Lois S. Matthews, formerly from Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at her daughter's home in Rising, Sun, Maryland on March 1, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Winvert J. Matthews; her parents, Walter M. and Myrtle P. Shirley; her brother, Walter Shirley, Jr.; her brothers-in-law, Robert Valentine and Willis H. Matthews; and her nieces, Georginna Wallace...
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Harry Hugh Felsburg, Jr.

June 16, 1943 - February 28, 2018

Harry Hugh Felsburg, Jr., age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on June 16, 1943, in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry H. Felsburg, Sr., and Mary Jane (Rose) McIntosh. Harry attended De La Warr High School in New Castle. He served in the National Guard from 1960 – 1963 and served as active Army in Vietnam from...
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Donna M. Parlier

July 30, 1953 - February 28, 2018

Donna M. Parlier, age 64, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She was born on July 30, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert N. Parlier Sr., and Theresa A. (Bush) Parlier. Donna was able to work in a career she was passionate about for 44 years, doing Information Technology in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD. She enjoyed visiting Longwood Gardens, photography and reading,...
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Edmundo Samson Bernardo, "Eddie"

October 6, 1944 - February 26, 2018

Edmundo Samson Bernardo ("Eddie"), age 73 of Newark, DE, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. Eddie was born on October 6, 1944 in the Philippines to the late Juan and Remedios Bernardo. Eddie will be remembered as a tender-hearted dad who loved his family. You can tell because of the numerous photos he had taken over the years of the friends and family he most cared about. An enthusiast of...
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Marjorie Brown Truitt

October 19, 1933 - February 22, 2018

Marjorie Brown Truitt, age 84, of Fair Hill, MD, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She was born on October 19, 1933 in Newark, DE to the late Allan P., Sr. and Anna Louise Barr Brown. After graduating with honors "Phi Beta Kappa" from the University of Delaware, Marjorie worked as an English teacher at...
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Adela Nowak

July 7, 1933 - February 22, 2018

Adela Nowak age, 84 of Newark, DE formerly of Cicero, IL passed away on February 22, 2018. She was born on July 7, 1933 in Glinowody, Poland to the late Piotr Bokla and Antonia (Komorowska) Bokla. After WWII, Adela, her mother, and younger brother, Ludwik, moved west and relocated to Wegorzyno, Poland on May 1, 1946. Later in 1961, Adela moved to the United States to begin her new life. In...
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Harold William Graybill, Jr.

August 27, 1956 - February 21, 2018

Harold William Graybill, Jr., age 61, of Elkton, MD died February 21, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1956 to the Lorraine Graybill and late Harold William Graybill, Sr. Harold was a retired veteran and served our nation for over 20 years in the United States Navy as a cryptologist. Harry was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor. He loved reading books, especially about our nation's...
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John C. Rierson

May 20, 1940 - February 20, 2018

John C. Rierson, 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, February 20, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Harrisville, MD to the late James Elzey Rierson and Myrtle (Wilson) Rierson. John retired from Henkel & McCoy in 2000. He loved farming and owned his own crop farm in Greenville, TN. John sold the vegetables that he grew in his garden at the Famer's Market. He enjoyed collecting...
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William Randolph Biggs "Randy"

July 27, 1959 - February 20, 2018

William Randolph Biggs ("Randy"), age 58, of Loveland, CO, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Franklin Square Medical Center. Born on July 27, 1959, Randy was the son of Betty L. Biggs and the late William H. Biggs. He was a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School class of 1977. After graduating from Louisville Community College with an Associate's Degree in Laboratory...
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James Andrew Jordan, Sr.

March 15, 1941 - February 19, 2018

James Andrew Jordan, Sr. age 76 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 19, 2018. He was born on March 15, 1941 in Ripley, TN to the late William Andrew Jordan and Exie (Wright) Marrow. James served his country for four years in the Air Force. Once he was honorably discharged, he worked as a painter at Chrysler in Newark, DE. James umpired softball for 20 years and was an avid player...
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Charles R. Price, Sr. "Ray"

December 3, 1930 - February 19, 2018

Charles "Ray" Price, Sr., 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away after a short illness Monday, February 19, 2018. Born in Roanoke, VA on December 3, 1930, Ray was the son of the late Ernest Heath Price and the late Nannie "Pauline" (Snyder) Price. He loved traveling with his wife, Mildred in their motorhome, visiting Canada and Nashville to name a few destination. However, just being on the open...
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Wesley John Maahs

November 28, 1950 - February 16, 2018

Wesley John Maahs, age 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. Born November 28, 1950 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Irvin, Sr. and Arletta (Schaffer) Maahs. Wesley was a talented finish carpenter with an eye for design. He was known to be an incorrigible flirt with every woman he met, a NASCAR super-fan, and a TV addict. He also enjoyed boating and...
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James Edward Niland

December 4, 1965 - February 16, 2018

James "Jamie" Edward Niland, 52, of Newport, DE passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1965 in Arlington, VA to Barbara (Wetherill) Niland and the late Joseph F. Niland II. As a child Jamie hiked the C&O Canal and was a boy scout. He was a member of the graduating class of 1983 of Centennial High School in Howard County, MD where he was voted most likely to hike the...
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Richard Hamilton Ward, "Kip"

March 13, 1948 - February 16, 2018

Richard Hamilton Ward, known to all as Kip, died after a short hospital stay, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland, with his wife, Donna by his side. He was born on March 13, 1948 in Woodbury New Jersey to Herbert Hamilton Ward and Kathryn Summerill Ward, and was the second of five children. With his father serving in the Navy, Kip and his family traveled both in...
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Sharon "Maria" Moore

October 19, 1968 - February 16, 2018

Sharon Maria Moore, age 49, of Baltimore, MD passed away on February 16, 2018 at her home. Born on October 19, 1968 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Sharon Reynolds-Macauley and the late Anthony Salemi. Maria was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. She was a tattoo artist by trade and would often use her artistic abilities to decorate cakes. Maria loved living in the city of...
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Hui Chao

August 2, 1968 - February 14, 2018

Hui Chao of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 49. He was born on August 2, 1968 in Tainan, Taiwan to Jim and Li-Ju (Tseng) Chao. Hui graduated from Newark High School in 1986 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at the Hockessin Athletic Club as a Chef, shift manager and was a cherished friend to all at the HAC. Prior to joining...
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John "Johnny" Dolor

March 3, 1931 - February 14, 2018

John "Johnny" H. Dolor, age 86, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on February 14, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Eulalio and Violet Dolor. John dedicated his life to the dredging industry and the expansion of critical water ways; he was always proud of the unique treasures that he dug up and was elated to share them with his...
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Nancy Russell

August 17, 1939 - February 12, 2018

Nancy Russell, age 78 of Newark, DE, passed away February 12, 2018. She was born August 17, 1939 in Elizabeth, PA to the late Robert Wayne Brown and Grace Brown. Nancy was a graduate of Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member and former Deacon at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark. Nancy loved her...
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Mathilde Seaman

May 4, 1923 - February 12, 2018

Mathilde Seaman, age 94 of Elkton, MD passed away on February 12, 2018 at home. She was born on May 4, 1923 in Hochspeyer, Germany to the late Tochter von Theobold Schuler and Maria (Schwager) Schuler. Mathilde was raised in Germany and moved to New York as a war bride marrying John Seaman at the end of World War II. The family came to Elkton in 1955 where Mathilde remained until her passing....
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John Elwood Howard

December 19, 1955 - February 11, 2018

John Elwood Howard, 62, of Newark, DE (formerly of Endicott, NY & Orlando, FL), passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1955 in Endicott, NY to Shirley Arlene (Gritman) Howard and the late Bernard Elwood Howard. John graduated from Tompkins Community College in Ithaca, NY. He worked for IBM for 35 years, starting out in shipping and receiving, moving on to the...
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John C. Boulden

December 23, 1935 - February 8, 2018

John C. Boulden, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born December 23, 1935, John was the oldest of five sons to the late David and Lucy (Dunsmore) Boulden. John was a diehard Chevy enthusiast. He enjoyed going to car shows to see the classic cars and muscle cars but he was always particularly fond of Chevys. He also enjoyed...
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Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh

February 27, 1931 - February 8, 2018

Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh, a 6th generation Delawarean, passed away Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Facility in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Ogletown, Delaware, February 27, 1931 to Frank W. Morrison, Jr. and Elizabeth Davis Morrison. She attended a one-room school in Ogletown, graduated from Newark High School in 1948 and attended Beacom College. Mrs....
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Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., "DJ"

December 13, 1993 - February 6, 2018

Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., age 24, of West Plains, MO, passed away on February 6, 2018. Born on December 13, 1993 in Killeen, TX, he was the son of Dean Melvin, Sr. and Virginia Marie (McMullen) Ragan. DJ worked proudly as an over the road truck driver for many years. He greatly enjoyed listening to music, cars, and was a huge fan of the Denver Broncos. DJ loved spending time with his friends and...
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Jeannie Elizabeth Dove

February 23, 1973 - February 5, 2018

Jeannie Elizabeth Dove, 44, of North East, MD, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. She was born on February 23, 1973 in Baltimore, MD to Patricia Ann (Haley) Lynch and the late Kenneth William Dove. Described as a "busy bee", Jeannie was always active. She enjoyed watching football, especially the Ravens and Steelers. Jeannie enjoyed planting with her mother, and eating, but she would do the...
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Joyce Lee Diehl

September 22, 1929 - February 5, 2018

Joyce L. (Wollaston) Diehl passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 after a brief illness. Joyce was born on September 22, 1929 and resided in the City of Newark her entire life. Her beginning years were on Wollaston Avenue. Joyce is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roger Diehl. She is also survived by her sons: James L. Ford, III and is wife, Teresa of Lewes, DE and John W. Ford of...
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Jeffrey C. Widmayer

June 24, 1955 - February 5, 2018

Jeffrey C. Widmayer, 62, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018. Jeff was born June 24, 1955 in Bethesda, MD to Edward J. and Nellie (Sanderson) Widmayer. Jeff attended the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Silver Spring, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. A mechanical engineer, Jeff owned and operated J. C. Machined Co., a...
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Jesse Lee DiMartine, Jr.

July 9, 1998 - February 4, 2018

Jesse Lee DiMartine, Jr., age 19 of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born July 9, 1998 in Elkton, MD, Jesse was the son of Jesse Lee DiMartine, Sr. and Rachel Lynn Marquis. Jesse is survived by his father, Jesse Lee DiMartine, Sr.; mother, Rachel Lynn Marquis; step-mother, Jessica (Riffe) DiMartine; maternal grandparents: Stephen Marquis and Jeanne Burke; paternal...
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Keila Dea Brown Gutierrez

January 24, 1975 - February 3, 2018

Keila Dea Brown Gutierrez Marshall, aged 43, died suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep on February 3, 2018 from medical complications. She was born on January 24, 1975 to Gerardo and Ruth Gutierrez in Lima, Peru. Keila grew up as the child of Christian missionaries and lived in Huanta, Peru, Santiago, Chile, St. Louis, MO, Reston, VA and eventually settled in Wilmington, DE. No matter where...
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Donald D. Anders

October 2, 1935 - February 3, 2018

Donald DeWitt Anders, son of the late John Wayne and Florence Edith Hall Anders, of Darlington, MD, passed away February 3, 2018 peacefully at his home with his wife, Mary, at his side. Don was a devout Christian and lived his faith to the fullest and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD. He was employed by Wiley Manufacturing Ship Yard in Port Deposit, MD and Harford...
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George Thomas Terrill, Jr.

January 15, 1938 - February 2, 2018

George Thomas Terrill, Jr., age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2018. Born on January 15, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late George Thomas Terrill, Sr. and Rose (Stackhouse) Terrill. George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam before retiring after over 20 years of service. He then went on to work for the Veteran's...
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Donald R. Crawford

September 20, 1949 - February 2, 2018

Donald Ray Crawford, age 68, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018. Born in Elkton, MD on September 20, 1949, he was the son of Helen (Sage) Crawford and the late Archie Crawford, Jr. Donald was a factory worker for many years at Inland Container Corporation and Herr's Snacks. He loved reading, specifically biographies and about war history, and was an avid fan of the...
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