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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

Mary Anna Frisbie

February 15, 1928 - December 16, 2014

Mary Anna Frisbie, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away December 16, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Arthur Frisbie. A welcome home to heaven celebration will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 12 noon at Bible Fellowship of Newark, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE, 19702.
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Mary Kathryn "Kat" MacDonald

March 11, 1954 - December 16, 2014

Mary Kathryn "Kat" MacDonald, 60, of New Castle, DE, passed away December 16, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown, MD. Born in Gaulley Bridge, WV on March 11, 1954, Kat was the daughter of Fay Long and the late Warren Long. She was an animal lover and has gone to meet her beloved dog, Ruggy, who died in 2012, at the Rainbow Bridge. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and will...
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George Edward Morris, "Ed"

May 2, 1948 - December 14, 2014

George Edward Morris (Ed), 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. Born May 2, 1948 in Wilmington, DE, Ed was the son of the late George W. and Fay Morris Hoffman. A Vietnam veteran, Ed retired from the New Castle County government after more than 30 years of service. Ed was a life-long outdoorsman whose love of all that was West Virginia, his heritage home, manifested...
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Charles Henry Breza, Sr.

May 5, 1936 - December 13, 2014

Charles Henry Breza, Sr., age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. He was born May 5, 1936 in Elkton, MD to the late John and Monica (Schrieber) Breza. Charles attended Salesianum High School and graduated 1954. During 1955, Charles started his business Breza Communications Co. where he repaired televisions,...
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Ramonia Sue King

May 11, 1963 - December 10, 2014

Ramonia Sue King, 51, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at home December 10, 2014 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Elkton, MD on May 11, 1963, Ramonia was the daughter of Barbara Lewis Sadler. She received her degree in nursing from Cecil College and practiced as a registered nurse at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center and Abbey Manor Assisted...
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Donald George McCullough, Sr.

September 13, 1921 - December 7, 2014

Donald George McCullough, Sr., 93, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Sunday December 7, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. Born in Ontario, Canada on September 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Garfield and Evelyn Scoggins McCullough and was the husband of the late Nannie Surber who passed in 1987. Having a great interest in camping, he was always eager for a new trade. His many...
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Marie Lynch Peterson

December 6, 2014

Marie Lynch Peterson of Elkton, MD, passed away at Laurelwood Care Center on Saturday December 6, 2014. A lifelong resident of Elton and North East, Marie was the daughter of the late William Clifford and Grace Hemphill Wright. She gradate from North East High School. She enjoyed reading and shopping for antiques and was an excellent baker. Surviving are her daughters Donna Ridenour and her...
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Dorothy J. Gerjovich

December 6, 2014

Dorothy J. Gerjovich who was born in Brooklyn, New York died at home surrounded by her children, in Newark, Delaware on December 6, 2014. The second of three daughters of two Slovene immigrants from Austria, she was married for 29 years to Henry J. Gerjovich, before his death in 1969. She is predeceased by her older sister, Mary J. Vetter. She is survived by her sister Florence Engelhardt,...
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Radames "Cisco" Rosado

August 27, 1945 - December 5, 2014

Radames "Cisco" Rosado, age 69, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Born on August 27, 1945 in Corozal, Puerto Rico to Alfredo Rosado and Juana Santiago, Radames was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton, MD. He loved the outdoors, hunting, gardening, and traveling with his family. Radames is survived...
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Ethel "Jackie" Cochran

August 1, 1920 - December 4, 2014

Ethel L. (Jackie) Cochran, 94, of Newark, DE, passed away December 4, 2014 at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, DE. Born in Elkton, MD on August 1, 1920, Jackie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ive Scott Brannan. She was proud of her time caring for the soldiers in World War II when she served as a volunteer aide. She supported herself after her husband died as a self employed...
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Margaret Marie Goerlich

January 5, 1941 - December 4, 2014

Margaret Marie Goerlich, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 4, 2014. Born on January 5, 1941 in Ashe Co, NC to Willard Powers and Shirley (Roberts) Powers, Margaret is survived by her daughter, Deborah Romich & her husband Gary of Cooksville, MD, Yvonne Kozlowski & her husband Joe of Rising Sun, MD; mother, Shirley Powers of Port Deposit, MD; sister, Theresa Gorrell of Rising...
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Wendell Boyle

February 18, 1936 - December 4, 2014

Wendell Boyle, aged 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed from this earth into Heaven on December 4, 2014 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Born February 18, 1936 in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late George and Emily Terry Boyle. Wendell was a veteran having served in the Delaware Air National Guard in the late 1950s. He attended and graduated from the Air Force Jet Refueling...
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Michael J. Porter

July 29, 1953 - November 30, 2014

Michael James Porter (aka "Bear"), age 61, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 after a brief illness. Born July 29, 1953 in Oxford, PA, where he was born and raised, Bear was the son of Ed and Gladys Porter. He was a carpenter, truck driver, mechanic, and an avid Harley rider. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite past times were spent with...
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Kay Hall

October 18, 1936 - November 30, 2014

Kay Frances Hall, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on November 30, 2014. Kay was born in Elkton, MD on October 18, 1936 to the late Frederick Clark Sr. & Mary Elizabeth Clark. Kay was a member of the Conowingo Baptist Church for 50+ years, where she was a choir director and she sang at many churches in the area. She was co-owner and secretary at the Hall Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Auto...
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Robert W. Glover

July 26, 1934 - November 28, 2014

Robert W. Glover, age 80, of Elkton passed away on Friday, November, 28, 2014 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born July 26, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late Thomas William and Lucille (Tubman) Glover. He served his country in the Navy. He worked at Du Pont for 41 years as an associate biologist. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Dabrowski and husband Stanley of Wilmington, DE;...
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Edna Alberta Keim

October 21, 1916 - November 28, 2014

Edna Alberta Keim, 98, of Calvert, MD went home to her Lord and Savior Friday, November 28, 2014. Born October 21, 1916 in Calvert, MD, Alberta was the daughter of the late William and Leora (England) Little. She owned the "Little Beauty Shoppe" in Oxford, PA during her early adulthood. She grew and arranged flowers for church. She was talented in a variety of handicrafts, and enjoyed...
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Larry Dean Lovelace

January 5, 1941 - November 27, 2014

Larry Dean Lovelace, 73, of Colora, MD passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Born January 5, 1941 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Dean was the son of the late Bruce and Ella Jane (Hyder) Lovelace. A heavy equipment operator, Larry was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 37 in Baltimore, MD. He worked on many projects and highways in the area including 495...
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Caroline Cook Hisey

December 7, 1931 - November 26, 2014

Caroline Cook Hisey, age 82, passed away on Wednesday November 26, 2014 surrounded by family. She was born Dec. 7th, 1931 in Wilmington, DE. She was daughter of the late H. Wallace Cook, Sr. and Frances Cook. Mrs. Hisey was a 1949 graduate of Middletown High School in Delaware. She graduated from University of Delaware in 1953 in the field of Child Development. She earned a Master's degree from...
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Saniyah Rachel Taylor

June 8, 2013 - November 25, 2014

Saniyah Rachel Taylor, 1, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Born June 8, 2013 in Elkton, MD, Saniyah was the daughter of April Taylor and Anthony Taylor, Sr. She was little ray of sunshine who's smile could light up a room and was always happy and laughing regardless to how she was feeling. She loved Elmo and enjoyed eating and was known to nearly fall asleep eating. ...
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Steven William Taylor

November 17, 1980 - November 25, 2014

Steven William Taylor, age 34, of Elkridge, MD, and formerly Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center Mid Town Campus in Baltimore, MD. He was born November 17, 1980 in Wilmington, DE to Edward Stevenson Taylor and Susan Truskey Granville. Steve served his country proudly in the Army and was a veteran of the war in Iraq. In his civilian...
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Michael James Williams

October 15, 1949 - November 24, 2014

Michael James Williams, age 65, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Elsmere, DE. He was born October 15, 1949 in Roaring Springs, PA to the late James and Goldie Williams. Upon finishing high school, Mike served his country in Vietnam in the Marine Corps, where he earned a Purple Heart. After his discharge, he worked in the...
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Ray W. Gibbs, Jr.

September 20, 1969 - November 23, 2014

Ray W. Gibbs, Jr., 45, of North East, MD, passed away at Christiana Hospital November 23, 2014. Services will be held at a later date.
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M. Ralph Kelly

January 6, 1937 - November 23, 2014

M. Ralph Kelly, age 77, of Chesapeake City, MD died on November 23, 2014 For forty years, Ralph was first an employee and then the owner of B.F. Frazer and Son of Philadelphia, PA. He worked at Robbins Motor Transportation of Eddystone, PA for eleven years and Tidal Creek Growers of Earleville, MD for five years. He was a member of Lodge No. 2, F & A.M. Masons of Philadelphia since 1964 and of...
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Betty Marie Stewart Crawford

September 16, 1946 - November 21, 2014

Betty Marie Stewart Crawford, 68, of North East, MD, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Born September 16, 1946, to the late Charles and Margaret Stewart, Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker to her family. Betty is survived by her daughters Constance Crawford Blackburn & her husband Craig of Elkton, MD, Charlene Crawford Gemmola & her husband...
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John Seaman

March 10, 1921 - November 20, 2014

John Seaman, 93, of Elkton, MD, passed away November 20, 2014 at Union Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Cologne, Germany on March 10, 1921, John was the son of the late George and Meta Seaman. He came to the United States in 1937 and fought with the Americans during the Second World war in the European Theatre with the US 9th Army, Tank Destroyers from 1942-1946 and Civil Affairs...
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Richard Thomas Gallo

August 21, 1948 - November 19, 2014

Richard Thomas "Ritt" Gallo passed away Wednesday November 19th, 2014 surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness. Born in East Paterson, N.J.on Aug.21,1948 to the late Louis & Edith ( Campman) Gallo.He was 66 years old. Richard graduated from East Paterson High School in 1966. He went on to study at The Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He loved the city of...
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Anne Marie Krier

February 16, 1932 - November 17, 2014

Anne Marie Krier, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Millcroft Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 16, 1932 in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, to the late Howard and Jean (Calder) Breen. Anne was trained as a Registered Nurse and worked for various nursing homes in the area before her retirement. With a delicate hand and an...
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Carol Jean Ritz

August 12, 1952 - November 17, 2014

Carol Jean Ritz, 62, of Elkton, MD, passed away November 17, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Milford, DE on August 12, 1952, Carol was the daughter of Mary Esther Mills and the late Louis O. Mills. She taught elementary school for 38 ½ years in the Cecil County Public School System. She graduated from Salisbury State University and did graduate studies at the...
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Jerry White

May 29, 1992 - November 11, 2014

Gerald Allen "Jerry" White, age 22, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He was born May 29, 1992 in North Miami Beach, FL to James H. and Rita F. (Franks) White. An exceptionally hard worker, Jerry worked as a carpenter and was attending Cecil College to increase his knowledge and skills in the construction trades. He was recently awarded his certificate in...
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Ellis M. Schorah

March 20, 1921 - November 8, 2014

Ellis M. Schorah, 93, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on November 8, 2014. He was born at home in Wilmington on March 20, 1921 and was the son of the late Joseph and Menerva (Minnie) Schorah. He was a life member of Wilmington Manor Fire Co. as a firefighter and fire policeman. Ellis served as an Army paratrooper during World War II. He is survived by his two...
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Roy S. Mann, Jr.

December 23, 1926 - November 7, 2014

Roy S. Mann, 87, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away November 7, 2014. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Missouri when the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II. He was a strong supporter of all veterans and was past Commander of Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687. He was also a former mayor of Chesapeake City and three term Councilman. Her is survived by his...
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Gale E. Fitzpatrick

November 14, 1945 - November 6, 2014

Gale Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, age 68, of Silver Spring, MD, and Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care Health in Newark, DE. She was born on November 14, 1945, in Pottsville, PA, to the late Joseph Michael and Helen Virginia (Santee) Fitzpatrick. Intelligent and independent, Gale obtained her degree in Mathematics from the California State...
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William H. Whisler, Jr.

September 14, 1946 - November 4, 2014

William Henry Whisler, Jr., 68, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Born September 14, 1946 in West Chester, PA., Bill was son of the late William and Virginia Whisler. Bill was employed by O'Donnell Brothers Transport Company in Quarryville, PA. Bill is survived by two daughters, Diane and Debbie; three sisters, Nancy, Arlene, and Doris; and many nieces, nephews,...
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Mary Elizabeth Reider

October 17, 1928 - November 4, 2014

Mary Elizabeth (Shumaker) Reider, 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 after a short illness. Born October 17, 1928 in Ashe County, NC, Mrs. Reider was the daughter of the late Rod & Nell (Blevins) Shumaker. She co-owned and helped operate Reider's Garage for over 55 years before retiring. Mrs. Reider enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, community, and her...
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Paul E. McIlvried, Jr.

March 28, 1934 - October 28, 2014

Paul E. McIlvried, Jr., 80, of Elkton, MD, father of Terri Hanzelka, passed away at home October 28 2014. Services will be held privately. My Dad absolutely adored his mother, which you can see in the photos, and I so happy they are reunited.
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Richard F. Darney

March 12, 1939 - October 22, 2014

Richard Darney, 75, of Conowingo, MD, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born March 12, 1939, in Vestaburg, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Rose Darney. Richard retired from Aberdeen Proving Grounds after being a transportation operator for the US Government motor pool. He also retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of Service. Richard was a...
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Mary M. Hawthorne

September 18, 1930 - October 21, 2014

Mary M. Hawthorne, 84, of Newark, DE passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born September 18, 1930 in Humpolec, Czechoslovakia, Mary was the daughter of the late Jerry and Bessie Kubicek. Mary was employed by the Chrysler Corporation of Newark, DE where she worked in the financial department. She enjoyed attending Union luncheons, hosting annual Christmas gatherings for her neighborhood,...
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Emily L. Given

April 13, 1924 - October 20, 2014

Emily L. Given, 90, of Conowingo, MD, formerly a lifetime member of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014. Born April 13, 1924 in Wilmington, DE, Emily was the daughter of the late Robert and Marian Given. Emily was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD, where she was the treasurer of the Sunday school and also a member of the Choir...
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John Russell Barton, Sr.

July 22, 1973 - October 17, 2014

John Russell Barton, Sr., 41, of Colora, MD passed away suddenly October 17, 2014 at his home. Born July 22, 1973 in Havre de Grace, MD, John was the son of William R. and Bessie G. Barton. Including his parents, John is survived by his three sons, John Russell Barton, Jr., Christen Allen Barton, and Nathan Ryan Barton; and his sister, Pamela Barton-James. Services for John will be...
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Steven W. Gilley

February 25, 1957 - October 16, 2014

Steven Gilley, 57, of Garner, NC, passed away at his home Thursday, October 16, 2014. Born February 25, 1957, in Havre De Grace, MD, Steven was the son of Earl Gilley and the late Betty Gilley. Steven was an auto manufacturer at Chrysler in Newark, DE and retired after 30 years of dedicated work. He was also a member of the United Automobile Workers #1183. Steven loved the Baltimore Ravens,...
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Irene B. Ulmer

November 5, 1931 - October 14, 2014

Irene B. (Walstrun) Ulmer, 82, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Born November 5, 1931 in Havre de Grace, MD, Irene was the daughter of the late Nelson and Rhoda Walstrun, Sr. Irene enjoyed sewing and shopping but her greatest joy was spending time with her wonderful family and friends. Irene is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Francis Lee Ulmer; 8 children,...
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Jacob Clay Miller

January 29, 1926 - October 13, 2014

Jacob Clay Miller, 88 of White Sulphur Springs, WV passed away October 13, 2014 at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. Born in Looneyville, WV on January 29, 1926 he was the youngest son of Jesse and Minnie Miller. Jake graduated from Spencer High School in West Virginia, enlisted in the US Navy, and became a three-war veteran. He served in the South Pacific during WWII...
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Stephen "Steve" Charles Elliott

May 1, 1939 - October 13, 2014

Stephen "Steve" Charles Elliott, a lifelong Delawarean, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 13, at the Regal Heights Nursing Facility in Hockessin, DE. Our loss here on earth is Heaven's gain! Steve was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, and is lovingly remembered by his first-born son, Stephen "Steve" Charles Elliott, and daughter Julie Elliott. Both children...
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Charles F. Carrico

August 26, 1923 - October 12, 2014

Charles F. Carrico, age 91 of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 26, 1923 in Fallston, MD to the late Robert Glenn and Phoebe Ollie (Higgins) Carrico. At the age of 17, Charlie joined the U.S. Navy and served for 20 years, retiring in 1960. He then started employment at the Newark Post Office as a mail carrier...
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Reva Velara Sexton

December 14, 1938 - October 11, 2014

Reva Velara Sexton, 75, of Port Deposit, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven surrounded by her loving family, October 11, 2014. Reva was born in Wise County, Virginia December 14, 1938. She grew up in a loving home with her parents and 8 brothers and sisters. On August 22, 1953 Reva married James Sexton. They remained married for 61 years. Reva and James had four children: Dennis, Lois,...
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James L. Bench, Sr.

November 26, 1939 - October 9, 2014

James L. Bench, Sr., 74, of Elkton, MD passed away at his home Thursday, October 9, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends. Born November 26, 1939 in Paw Paw, Virginia, Jim was the son of the late William and Foy Bench. Jim's love for children stemmed his career as a school bus contractor, to which he dedicated more than forty years of service to the Cecil County Public Schools. Jim was a...
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Benjamin Lee Bollinger III

April 28, 1962 - October 9, 2014

Benjamin Lee Bollinger, III, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away at home October 9, 2014 following a lengthy illness surrounded by his family and friends. A lifelong resident of Elkton, Ben was born on April 28, 1962, the son of Janet Mae Kendall and the late Benjamin Lee Bollinger, Jr. Ben attended Elkton High School and then worked for a time as a welder and most recently worked in the family...
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Jennifer Ann Reed

September 9, 1961 - October 8, 2014

Jennifer Ann Reed, 53, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly October 8, 2014 at her home. Born in Cherry Hill, NJ on September 9, 1961, Jennifer was the daughter of John D. and Nancy Fisher Rittenhouse. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and then worked at DuPont for a number of years. In recent years, she helped oversee the family...
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Eddie Jackson Mullens

February 26, 1951 - October 8, 2014

Eddie Jackson Mullens Eddie J. Mullens, 63, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at his home. Born February 26, 1951, Eddie was the son of the late Walter and Margaret Mullins, Sr. Eddie enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and tinkering with motors, especially lawnmower motors. He loved telling jokes and making people laugh, however, what Eddie loved most was spending time...
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Joseph R. Class

August 4, 1961 - October 7, 2014

Joseph R. Class, 53, of Colora, MD passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after his courageous battle with cancer. Born August 4, 1961 in Baltimore, MD, Joe was the son of Raymond E. and Kathleen E. Class. Joe was and accomplished plasterer and drywall mechanic, however, his true passion was working with thoroughbred race horses and he trained them professionally....
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Alice M. Bedwell

February 5, 1927 - October 6, 2014

Alice M. Bedwell, age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Abbey Manor surrounded by her family. She was born February 5, 1927, in Bristol, PA to the late Milton and Anna (Bell) Jones. She is survived by her sons Dennis Bedwell and wife Lynn of Elkton, MD, Ken Bedwell and wife Gwen of Charlestown, MD, her daughter Lisa Kriley and husband Mike of Phoenix, AZ, 12...
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Annette L. Gruber

April 4, 1918 - October 5, 2014

Annette L. Gruber, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Newark, DE. She was born April 4, 1918, in Sayville, NY, to the late William F. and Florence L. (Comstock) Pausewang. Annette attended Buffalo State Teachers College, Buffalo, NY, and graduated in 1939 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, which...
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John P. Connell

June 16, 1954 - October 3, 2014

John Phelps Connell, 60, of Landenberg, PA passed away suddenly October 3, 2014 at Jennersville Hospital. Born June 16, 1954 in Wilmington, DE, John was the son of the late Vernon C. and Elizabeth P. Connell. John was an entrepreneur, working mostly in real estate but also in antiques. He was passionate about history and was especially interested in the Civil War, Native American artifacts,...
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Elizabeth Betty Ortt

April 7, 1919 - October 1, 2014

Betty S. Ortt, 95, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully in sleep at the home of her daughter, Mary, on October 1, 2014 Betty was born in Baltimore, MD, on April 7, 1919 to parents William W. Schaefer, Sr. and Marie Chambers Schaefer. She is survived by daughters, Mary Ortt Symes and Holly Ortt Wadkins, sons, Lawrence J. Ortt, Jr. and Christopher W. Ortt, Grandchildren, Brian...
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James Walker Morgan

December 3, 1942 - September 29, 2014

James Walker Morgan, 71, of Rising Sun, MD went home to our Lord Monday, September 29, 2014. Born December 3, 1942 in Buchanan, VA, James was the son of the late Troy and Nellie (Ball) Morgan. James retired from his 17 year career with Peco in 1994. He enjoyed fishing, bluegrass festivals, camping, working in the yard, helping his family and friends, and visiting his childhood home in Honaker,...
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Phyllis Ann Peterson

September 29, 1932 - September 28, 2014

Phyllis Ann Peterson, 81, of Elk Mills, MD, passed away September 28, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. A lifelong resident of Elk Mills, Phyllis was born on September 29, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Gregson. She was a graduate of Elkton High School and worked for the Cecil County Board of Education as a teacher's aide at Kenmore Elementary School. She was a lifelong...
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George T. Cavanaugh, Sr.

November 1, 1928 - September 27, 2014

George T. Cavanaugh, Sr., 85, of Newark, DE, passed away September 27, 2014 at home. Born in Akron, OH on November 1, 1928, George was the eldest son of the late Thomas J and Marie "Rita" Cavanaugh. The family moved to Nanty Glo Pa, when George was a child. George graduated from High School in 1946 and enlisted in the US Navy. After being discharged, he attended St. Francis College in...
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Rodney L. Mull

January 22, 1957 - September 27, 2014

Rodney L. Mull, 57, of Oxford, PA, passed away September 27, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Ephrata, PA on January 22, 1957, Rodney was the son of the late Paul and Floy Weinhold Mull. He is survived by his brothers Ronald Mull and his wife Charlene of Rising Sun, MD, and Randolph Mull and his wife Jean of Kimberton, PA; a sister Roxanne Benson and her husband...
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Harriet Rogers Durgin

November 22, 1920 - September 26, 2014

Harriet Rogers Durgin, 93, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Friday, September 26, 2014. Born November 22, 1920 in Wilmington, DE, Harriet was the daughter of the late Cecil D. Rogers and Lilla V. Bethards. Harriet graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1938 and from Goldey Business School in 1940, both are located in Wilmington, DE. She worked at DuPont in Wilmington after...
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Joan Gaz

June 22, 1936 - September 24, 2014

Joan Gaz, age 78, of Elkton, MD, formally of Southington, CT, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Laurelwood Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. She was born June 22, 1936 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Albert and Josephine (Kislock) Lauch. Joan loved arts and crafts, especially needle point and cross stitch. She created many beautiful pieces for her family and friends. She enjoyed...
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Marie Elena "Rache" Ragan

June 1, 1941 - September 24, 2014

Marie Elena Ragan, 73, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away September 24, 2014 at Christiana Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Lancaster County, PA on June 1, 1941, Marie was the daughter of the late Veryl Raymond and Ella Mae Duff Barr. She was a graduate of Solanco High School and recently retired from Delaware Cadillac where she worked as an administrative assistant. She loved people...
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Theresa Faye Shivery-Wadkins

June 5, 1962 - September 22, 2014

Theresa Faye Shivery-Wadkins, age 52, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home in Chesapeake City, MD surrounded by her family and friends. She was born June 5, 1962 in Elkton, MD to the late Joseph Shivery and Inez (Forester) Shivery. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charles "Chuck" Wadkins, mother Inez Shivery, sons Joseph Wadkins and fiancé Kelsea...
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Patricia Shelton Mooney

October 11, 1923 - September 21, 2014

Patricia Shelton Mooney, 90, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away surrounded by her loving family, at Christiana Hospital, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Edgar Herbert Shelton, Jr., and Francis T. Mooney. Born on October 11, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Ruth Hartz Bunn. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist...
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Sarita Wright Lucas

April 2, 1981 - September 21, 2014

Sarita Wright Lucas, 33, of Boston, MA, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Elkton, MD on September 21, 2014. She was excited and looking forward to the birth of her daughter Claire Lucas in December. Born in Boston, MA on April 2, 1981, Sarita was the wife of Antonio Lucas, Jr of Bloomfield, CT and daughter of Wanda Geer of Boston. She worked as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of...
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James Rudolph Sumner

October 31, 1937 - September 21, 2014

James Rudolph Sumner, 76, of North East, MD, passed away September 21, 2014 at Genesis Elkton Center. Born in Roanoke, VA on October 31, 1937, James was the son of the late James Braxton and Sue Fannie Ripley Sumner. He was a hard worker and was employed as a truck driver. He will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of over 52 years, Dana Dale Sumner; a son...
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Edward L. Koffenberger, Sr.

July 4, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Edward L. Koffenberger Sr., age 88 years of Cokesbury Village, died September 21, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, Del. on July 4, 1926 the son of Arthur W. Koffenberger and Natalie T. Koffenberger. He graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1944. He graduated from Duke University's Engineering School in 1947 with a BSME. At Duke he was elected to Omicron Delta Kappa honorary leadership...
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Lemuel G. Hammond

May 25, 1925 - September 21, 2014

Lemuel George Hammond, "Lem", 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born May 25, 1925 in Milford, DE, Lem was the son of the late Fredrick and Mary Hammond. Lem retired after 40 years of dedication to the duPont Company and went on to spend his time doing what he loved, golfing. He was an avid golfer and spent several years as a member of the Rising Sun Lions...
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Herbert L. Holley, Jr.

July 31, 1940 - September 20, 2014

Herbert L. Holley, Jr., 74, of North East, MD, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Born in Los Angeles, CA on July 31, 1940, Herbert was the son of the late Herbert L. Holley, Sr. and Martha (Freeman) Holley. Herbert spent his career in international business development. After retirement, he served in the transportation department of the Cecil County Public...
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Carroll "Bunky" Fidler, Sr.

November 19, 1960 - September 18, 2014

Carroll "Bunky" Fidler, 53, of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born November 19, 1960 in Baltimore, MD, Bunky was the son of the late Carroll B. Fidler and Beatrice Cannapp. Bunky enjoyed sports and was a huge Ravens fan. He also loved spending time outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. He especially cherished his time spent with his loving family,...
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James Edward McCarthy, Sr.

May 8, 1942 - September 18, 2014

James Edward McCarthy, age 72 died peacefully at the home of his longtime friend and companion, Jean (Rothwell) Ash on September 18, 2014 in Elkton, MD. He was born on May 8, 1942 in Baltimore, MD to the late Thomas L. and Evelyn (Cato) McCarthy, Sr. Jim graduated from Elkton High School in 1961 and moved to Arizona in 1977. In 2013 he returned to Elkton and made his home with Jean. Jim was...
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Gletta Arlene Banks

September 5, 1963 - September 18, 2014

Gletta Arlene Banks, age 51, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on September 5, 1963 in Coeburn, VA to the late Cecil and Lucille (Foshee) Slemp. She is survived by her son, Paul Banks of Elkton, MD; brother, Cecil Slemp, Jr. and wife Mary of Coeburn, VA; sisters, Wynona Slemp of Elkton, MD, Deb Gonderman and husband Ed of...
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William D. Creeger

September 6, 1924 - September 16, 2014

William D. Creeger, 90, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Born September 6, 1924 in Tiffin, OH, William was the son of the late William H. and Clara E. Creeger. William enlisted in the United States Navy December 7, 1941 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served much of his time in the South Pacific during World War II. He met his wife,...
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Janet Scheve Fluck

February 25, 1962 - September 14, 2014

Janet Scheve Fluck, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly September 14, 2014. Born in Baltimore, MD on February 25, 1962, Janet was the daughter of the late Martin and Dolores Schulte Scheve. She graduated from Villa Julie College with a B.S. in Chemistry and received her Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the Catholic University of America. She worked in the chemical industry before...
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Sarah Marilda Welch

May 22, 1949 - September 13, 2014

Sarah Marilda Welch, 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away at home September 13, 2014. Born in Tazewell, VA on May 22, 1949, Sarah was the daughter of the late Silas and Idana Sparks. She worked in the home healthcare field and was a member of Elkton Presbyterian Church. She took pride in helping people and loved her grandson. She is survived by her son, Leslie D. Welch and his wife Jennifer of...
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Thomas Gary Janney, Sr.

April 12, 1945 - September 12, 2014

Thomas Gary Janney, Sr., 69, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Friday September 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elkton, MD, Tom was the son of the late Brown and Bertie Janney. He worked for APG for 8 years until his disability. Later he went to Eldreth Construction where he was a dedicated worker for 31 years. Tom was a sports lover and he especially loved his Ravens...
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Richard L. Slater

February 23, 1947 - September 4, 2014

Richard L. Slater, age 67, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD surrounded by his family. He was born February 23, 1947 in Baltimore, MD to the late George Edward and Clara Alberta (Daugherty) Slater. A skilled craftsman and an uncanny intelligence for anything mechanical, Richard worked as a machinist and was employed for...
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Paul R. Rodgers, Sr.

April 26, 1928 - September 2, 2014

Paul R. Rodgers, Sr., 86, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Born April 26, 1928 in Tyronne, PA, Paul was the son of the late Paul H. Grace G. Rodgers. Paul became a Merchant Marine when he was sixteen years old; after traveling over the seas, he returned home and began his career as an Owner/Operator Trucker. Paul loved going to auctions, yard sales and was...
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Ethel L. Ritchie

December 24, 1933 - September 1, 2014

Ethel L. Ritchie, 80, of Elkton, MD passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Born December 24, 1933 in Lincoln County, Mississippi, Ethel was the daughter of the late, Leslie O. Hart and Edna Tillman. She worked as a secretary at Local 80 Pipe Fitters and retired as a secretary from Delaware City Oil Refinery where she was loved by the crew and made many lifelong friends. Ethel was a member of...
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Edward Bennett "Ben" Wilson, Jr.

September 11, 1934 - August 30, 2014

Edward Bennett "Ben" Wilson, Jr., 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on August 30, 2014. Ben was born in Rising Sun on September 11, 1934, the son of Edward Bennett Wilson, Sr., and Esther Harris (Ewing) Wilson, and was a lifelong resident of Cecil County. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE. He served in the Marine...
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James H. Dunn

April 14, 1929 - August 29, 2014

James H. Dunn, age 85, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Parkview Nursing Home in Wilmington, DE. He was born on April 14, 1929 in Unionville, PA to the late Joseph and Pearl (Suloff) Dunn. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Rose, son James Dunn and his wife Deborah of New Castle, DE, daughter Judith Cowart and her husband...
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Donald Bruce Downer

July 1, 1934 - August 29, 2014

Donald Bruce Downer, husband of Vera Sue Downer, passed away August 29, 2014 at Union Hospital. Services are private
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Harry E. "Butch" Caleb

June 28, 1937 - August 28, 2014

Harry E. Caleb "Butch", age 77, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late James and Annie Caleb. He retired from Chrysler Newark Assembly Plant in 1989. Harry enjoyed the friendships he had with the members of the VFW Post 7687, in Chesapeake City. Harry enjoyed traveling and one of his favorite places to go...
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J. Rene L. Savoie

January 1, 1939 - August 27, 2014

J. Rene L. Savoie, 75, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Born January 1, 1939 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Rene was the son of the late Edmond and Florence Savoie. Rene loved spending time outdoors and particularly enjoyed fishing and horses. He was a very spiritual man who cherished his time spent with this family especially with his grandchildren. Rene...
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John Ward Bashore

March 30, 1945 - August 24, 2014

John Ward Bashore, 69, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly August 24, 2014 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bainbridge, MD on March 30, 1945, John was the son of the late Henry Ward and Waitie Florence Viars Bashore. He was a 1963 graduate of Newark High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Viet Nam War. A very talented and creative...
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Edward S.F. Newsum

February 7, 1927 - August 24, 2014

Edward S.F. Newsum, 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away August 24, 2014 at Union Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Essequibo, Guyana on February 7, 1927, Edward was the son of the late William Newsum and Antionetta Reese. A hard worker throughout his life, Edward went to school evenings studying accounting and received his degree. He worked during his life at Singer Sewing Machine Co.,...
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Wallace "Wally" Adams

July 19, 1942 - August 23, 2014

Wallace "Wally" Adams, 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away August 23, 2014. Born July 19, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, Wally was the son of the late Wallace M. and Helen C. Adams. Wally served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. He worked at the Perry Point VA Medical Center where he retired after 30 years of dedication and he was a member of the...
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Vern E. Toblan

March 5, 1930 - August 23, 2014

Vern E. Toblan, 84, of Middletown, DE, passed away August 23, 2014 at Seasons Hospice Christiana Care. Born in Zurich, Switzerland on March 5, 1930, Vern was the son of the late Eduard and Lina Lenzin Hughentobler. He attended school in Strickhoff in Switzerland where he studied agriculture. He came to Canada in the early 1950s and there worked in various jobs, including farm hand, ambulance...
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H. Ann Young

August 2, 1952 - August 21, 2014

H. Ann Young, 62, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away August 21, 2014 at Harford Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Cabin Creek, WV on August 2, 1952, Ann was the daughter of Howard and Anna Belle Sites Corey. She enjoyed playing BINGO and finding a good bargain at yard sales and flea markets. She loved animals, especially cats and her Shetland Sheepdog, Harley. She looked forward to...
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Betty J. Welch

March 17, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Betty Jean (Fisher) Welch, 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Heartland Hospice Care in Wilmington, DE. Born on March 21, 1929 in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pa. Betty was the daughter of the late Richard and Elsie (Reppert) Fisher. Betty was proceeded in death by her husband Bob (Robert Millard), two brothers, Homer and Harrison Fisher;...
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Frances E. Chlebovich

October 10, 1919 - August 11, 2014

Frances E. Chlebovich, 94, formerly of Bridgeport, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Caraway Manor in Elkton, MD. Born October 10, 1919, Frances was the daughter of the late James and Louise DeSantis. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen (Grike) McCoskey of Rochester, MI, Elaine (Grike) Shadowens of Longview, TX, and Joanne (Chlebovich) Travaline of...
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Deborah Ruth Haines

February 18, 1955 - August 8, 2014

Deborah Ruth Haines (nee Brown) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She was born February 18, 1955 in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by her parents, Bernie, Jr., and Betty (Manser) Brown of Conowingo, MD; a brother, Bernie III and his wife Kathy of Conowingo, MD; and Godson, Christopher S....
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Ronald N. Hofmann

January 16, 1980 - August 8, 2014

Ronald N. Hofmann (Ron) passed away unexpectedly August 8, 2014 at his home. Born in Wilmington, DE on January 16, 1980, Ron was the son of Jesse F. Hofmann, Jr. and Shelley Marie Whitehead Schauber. He graduated from Newark High School in 1999. After graduation, Ron worked for Rodel Corporation, now Dow Chemical. He worked in the lawn, tree and landscaping business, and became a certified...
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Anna Brown Williams

February 7, 1928 - August 6, 2014

Anna Brown Williams, 86, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at Abbey Manor. She was born on Feb 07, 1928, the daughter of the late Belford Howard Brown and Alicia Broadwater Brown. Anna went to work at Aberdeen Proving Ground shortly after her high school graduation and worked in various capacities for a number of years and also worked at the Back...
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Edward Lee Murray

July 10, 1954 - August 5, 2014

Edward Lee Murray, age 60, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born July 10, 1954 in Elkton, MD, the son of the late Lee Murray and late June Payne. Memorial services will be held at a later date. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.
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Nina F. Wagner

April 7, 1933 - August 4, 2014

Nina F. Wagner, age 81, of Warwick, MD passed away on August 4, 2014. Nina was born in Inman, VA on April 7, 1933 to the late William and Lillie Upchurch. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Doff Wagner of Warwick, MD; son, Jerry D. Wagner and wife Jeannie of Rising Sun, MD; daughter, Connie Pannell and husband Patrick, Sr. of Oxford, PA; two sisters, Susie Ervin of Mocassin Gap...
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Adrian Vasquez, Sr.

December 15, 1970 - August 2, 2014

Adrian Vasquez, 43, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, August 2, 2014. Born December 15, 1970 in East Chicago, IN, Adrian was the son of Carmen M. Vasquez and the late Andres Vasquez. Adrian enjoyed working on cars, music, playing his guitar and singing, and riding his Harley. Most of all he loved spending time with his wonderful family and friends. Adrian is survived by his son,...
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Dorothy Jane Luzetsky

February 4, 1930 - July 31, 2014

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Luzetsky, 84, wife of the late Peter Luzetsky, died peacefully July 31, 2014 at home with her family in Melfa, VA. Formerly of Elkton, MD, for the last 7 years Dorothy had been a resident of Melfa, VA. Born on February 4, 1930 in Pleasant Hill, MD, she was the daughter of the late John R. Dickerson and the late Maude A. Dreibelbis. Dorothy is survived by her four loving...
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Edward D. Frederick

November 19, 1932 - July 30, 2014

Edward D. Frederick, 81, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Frankstown, PA, on November 19, 1932, Edward was the son of the late Charles and Carrie Frederick. Ed retired from the Hatem Memorial Bridge as Tolls facilities Officer. He was a Maryland DHIA Milk Tester for over 35 years. He drove school bus for Cecil County for more than...
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Arthur "Smitty" F. Smith

June 30, 1920 - July 26, 2014

Arthur "Smitty" F. Smith, age 94, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 under the compassionate care of Season's Hospice. Born in Wilmington, DE on June 30, 1920, Smitty was the son of the late Arthur and Emma Smith. He graduated from Newark High School and went on to attend Goldey-Beacom College. He retired from his career with Anchor Motor Fright in July 1983. He was a member...
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John Edward Parker

January 14, 1932 - July 24, 2014

John E. Parker, 82, of North East, MD, formerly of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home. Born January 14, 1932 in Natural Bridge, VA, John was the son of the late John Robert and Hortense Clare Parker. John graduated from Havre de Grace High School, Class of 1952 and went on to dedicate 39 years of service working as a civilian employee for the...
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