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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

Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

January 3, 1933 - December 9, 2018

Benjamin F. Koon, Jr., age 85 of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Benjamin Franklin Koon and Emma Catherine (Rippert) Koon. Ben proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He had a big heart for and loved all kinds of...
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Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr.

February 10, 1944 - December 8, 2018

Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr., age 74 of Newark, DE passed away on December 8, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1944 in Elkton, MD to the late Clemete Cimorose, Sr. and Agnes Bessie (Ryan) Cimorose. Ron was a life-long Elkton resident and attended Elkton High School. He had an interest in Seibukan Karate and studied the art for many years. In the late 1960's, Ron and his life-long friend, Bob...
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Francis J. Asti

July 30, 1931 - December 1, 2018

Francis Joseph Asti, 87, of Elkton, MD, born July 30, 1931, in Penn Hills, PA, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Fran was a chemical engineer for DuPont in South Carolina, then Delaware. After early retirement from DuPont, he immediately started his second career with Greene Tweed & Co in Pennsylvania. Fran was a man of lists and projects. He had lists for...
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Joshua M. Meehan

September 23, 1994 - November 30, 2018

Joshua Michael Meehan, age 24, of Rising Sun, MD was taken to meet his Lord and Savior November 30, 2018. He was born on September 23, 1994 in Elkton, MD to Bonnie and Jack Meehan. Joshua was a graduate of Rising Sun High School class of 2013. He played tennis in high school, travel soccer and learned to play the piano at a young age. He also enjoyed snowboarding and creating innovative...
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Barbara Anne Jefferson

August 30, 1943 - November 30, 2018

Barbara "Barb" Anne Jefferson, age 75, of Cheyney, PA passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Clarence John Branyan and Bessie (Harris) Branyan. Barb grew up in Philadelphia, PA and attended Northeast High School. She worked at Provident Mutual Life Insurance in West Philadelphia. Barb was a member...
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Leonard Nicholas Brochu

January 23, 1940 - November 30, 2018

Leonard Nicholas Brochu, age 78 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018. Born January 23, 1940 in Sainte-Claire, Canada, Leonard was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Catherine (Kelly) Brochu. Leonard was a member of the I.B.E.W. Electrical Worker Local 351. He enjoyed going to auctions, antiquing and traveling, especially to Florida and Canada. His most...
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Richard B. Holman

June 22, 1931 - November 29, 2018

Richard B. Holman, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away November 29, 2018. He was born June 22, 1931 to the late Stanley Bruce Holman and Jenny Alice Holman (Miller). Richard grew up on a farm with his family, which is where he started to work full-time with his father. He enjoyed his job taking care of the family business and loved to drive the tractor. Richard also worked on the assembly...
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Paul R. Grohol

September 15, 1937 - November 28, 2018

Paul R. Grohol, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2018, after battling Parkinson's disease since 1997. Born September 15, 1937 in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Ciglar) Grohol. Upon moving to Delaware, he attended Goldey-Beacom College. Paul was employed as an accountant at Genuine Parts Co. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling; including several...
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Maria Caterina Ford

August 3, 2018 - November 28, 2018

Maria Caterina Ford of Springfield, PA, age 3 months, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Tacoma, WA on Friday, August 3, 2018 to Michael Paul and Pasqua (Guardavaccaro) Ford. Maria had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She was deeply loved by her family and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Maria is survived by her parents, Michael and Pasqua Ford;...
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Gerald Ackley Lynch, "Jerry"

November 17, 1924 - November 26, 2018

Gerald A. Lynch, 94 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE passed away November 26, 2018. Jerry was born November 17, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Lewis and Florence (Ackley) Lynch. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1948, he was a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Newark Senior Center, First Presbyterian...
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Bradley S. Bird

October 23, 1965 - November 24, 2018

Bradley S. Bird of Elkton, MD, age 53 passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1965 in Portland, OR to Bryce Richard Bird and the late Barbara Lucille (Miller) Bird. In the past, Bradley attended courses through Cecil College and was currently working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. He enjoyed woodworking and loved classic rock music. Bradley expressed his love of...
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James "Jimboy" Biddle

June 16, 1973 - November 23, 2018

James "Jimboy" Hammersely Biddle, 45, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2018. Jimboy was born on June 16, 1973 in Elkton, Maryland. He was the fourth child, and first born son, of Patricia Ann (Taylor) Clay and James Edward Biddle, Jr. Jimboy was known for his joyous personality and ability to make friends wherever he went. His genuine selflessness and generosity towards...
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William Alvin Alderman, Jr., "Bill"

November 13, 1928 - November 22, 2018

William Alvin Alderman, Jr. "Bill" age 90 of Hyndman, PA, passed away on November 22, 2018. He was born on November 13, 1928 in Bowling Green, FL to the late William Alvin Alderman, Sr. and Gertrude (Davies) Alderman. Bill proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1946-1948. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Geraldine Alderman...
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Mildred Jane Biggers

May 14, 1928 - November 21, 2018

Mildred Jane Biggers, age 90 of Colora, MD, passed away on November 21, 2018. She was born on May 14, 1928 in Elkton, MD to the late Clarence Woodward Kennard and Mary Elizabeth (Rothwell) Kennard. Jane was dedicated to her family and will be dearly missed. Jane is survived by her son, Michael Biggers of Tucson, AZ; daughters: Donna Owens of Los Angeles, CA and Diane Burleson of...
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Kelly Lynn Ewell

January 9, 1976 - November 20, 2018

Kelly Lynn (Pearman) Ewell lost her battle with drug abuse on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born on January 9, 1976 in Elkton, MD to Robert Wayne Pearman and Cynthia K. (Freeman) Pearman. Kelly also battled with bipolar disorder. A people person, Kelly was that was full of life and liked to help people whenever she could. She enjoyed staying in touch with her friends by writing letters. ...
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Mary Lou Stevens

July 19, 1944 - November 17, 2018

Mary L. Stevens of Nottingham, PA, age 74, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born on July 19, 1944 in Colora, MD to the late Francis Eckles MacCauley and Virginia Eve (McGlothlin) MacCauley. Mary graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1962. She retired from Pepperidge Farms, Downingtown, PA in 2015 after over 30 years of service. Mary was a private person that loved her 2010...
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Catherine "Cathy" Kershaw

November 3, 1953 - November 16, 2018

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Kershaw of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer. She was born on November 3, 1953 in Opelika, AL to the late Walter Tucker Conway and Catherine (Lambert) Conway. Cathy was passionate about her career at DuPont where she worked for over 40 years, both as an employee and contractor, having designed a...
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Donald R. Johnson

June 15, 1929 - November 15, 2018

Mr. Donald R. Johnson began his eternal rest on November 15, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1929, the second son of the late Joseph T. Johnson and Ruth E. Brown Johnson in Rising Sun, Maryland. He graduated from Rising Sun public schools and West Nottingham Academy, located in Colora, Maryland. Upon graduation, Don worked at the Rising Sun National Bank. Don enlisted in the United States Army...
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Lesley "Pee-Wee" Allen

August 2, 1947 - November 15, 2018

Lesley "Pee-Wee" Allen, age 71, passed away November 15, 2018. He was born August 2, 1947 in Mohawk, WV. Lesley was free-spirited and always lived his life to the fullest. He was a "good-ole-boy" from West Virginia and moved to Cecil County during his teenage years. Lesley loved to talk to everyone and was known as Mr. "411" at the Delaware Park horse racing tracks. Lesley is survived by...
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Barbara I. Maness

October 27, 1927 - November 15, 2018

Barbara I. Maness, age 91 of Elkton, MD (formerly of Nottingham, PA) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born October 27, 1927 in Poland, Barbara was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Blachowski. Barbara was a woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She liked to pass the time crocheting and watching family feud. She also enjoyed dancing. She cherished her...
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Ruby Agnes Reeves

September 12, 1936 - November 10, 2018

Ruby Agnes Reeves, age 82 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 10, 2018. She was born on September 12, 1936 in Hinton, WV to the late Luther Edward Brumit and Virginia (Meadows) Brumit. Ruby worked numerous jobs throughout her life. She was the first contracted woman to work at APG. She also worked for Ordinance building hand grenades for WWII and RMR making small motors. She cooked for finer...
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Steven Ross Hardy

April 14, 1952 - November 7, 2018

Steven Ross Hardy, age 66 of North East, MD passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in Upland, PA, Steven was the son of the late Paul and Audrey Hardy. Steven graduated from Chichester High School in 1970 and when on to attend Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. He worked as a...
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Emma M. Wagner

August 5, 1945 - November 5, 2018

Emma Mella Wagner, age 73 of Conowingo, MD passed away on November 5, 2018. She was born on August 5, 1945 to the late John H. Robinson and Amy Virginia (Crothers) Robinson. Emma had a passion for working with children and worked as a 4th grade teacher at Conowingo Elementary school for 30 years. She was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Emma enjoyed...
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John Cavazos, Jr.

July 3, 1969 - November 3, 2018

John Cavazos, Jr., age 49, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, November 03, 2018. He was born in Harlingen, TX, on Jul 3, 1969 to Juan W. Cavazos and Maria (Gonzalez) Cavazos. John graduated and received a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He was an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. He and...
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Richard B. McCummings

January 22, 1953 - November 2, 2018

Richard B. McCummings, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. Born January 22, 1953 in West Grove, PA, Richard was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (Pyle) McCummings. Richard was an avid sports enthusiast. He was known for staying up to date with all sports standings including the local High School and college sports teams. Some of his...
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Thomas "TJ" McMillan

July 20, 1996 - November 2, 2018

Thomas "TJ" James McMillan of Rising Sun, MD, age 22, passed away tragically on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born in Lancaster, PA on July 20, 1996 to Jamie Donald McMillan and Amy (Bauguess) McMillan. TJ graduated from Rising Sun High School in 2015. He went on to attend Cecil College full time, pursing his degree in computer programming and game design. He was a member of the national...
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Kathleen Clara Hughes

November 5, 1920 - November 1, 2018

Kathleen Clara Hughes, age 97, passed away November 1, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. She was born on November 5, 1920 in Mill Creek, DE. Kathleen was considered a mother to many. She worked as a proud member of the Service Employees International Union where she met and interacted with Presidents, Members of Congress, and Foreign Dignitaries, as well as many famous actors and entertainers. During...
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Beatrice C. Swain

April 4, 1930 - November 1, 2018

Beatrice C. Swain of Landenberg, PA, age 88 passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Doe Run, PA on April 4, 1930 to the late Milton P. Carey and Esther (Smith) Carey. Beatrice graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1950 and went on to work for a period of time as a telephone switchboard operator. Later, she went on to become the...
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James K. Frederick

May 22, 1961 - October 30, 2018

James K. Frederick, age 57 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on October 30, 2018. Born May 22, 1961 in Baltimore, MD, James was the son of the late Edward and Ila Frederick. James was an animal lover but especially loved his dogs. He enjoyed visiting with his friends all around Rising Sun and was known for having his cup of coffee and a scratch off nearby. He also enjoyed spending the holidays...
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Stanley John Krause, Jr.

February 19, 1975 - October 29, 2018

Stanley John Krause, Jr., age 43 of Wilmington, DE passed away on October 29, 2018. He was born on February 19, 1975 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Stanley John Krause, Sr. and Jean (Halstead) Krause. Stanley loved being outside and playing football with his nephews. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoyed playing video games and watching WWE. "The Undertaker" was his...
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Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr.

February 1, 1961 - October 28, 2018

Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr of Newark, DE, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on February 1, 1961 to Nancy J. (Gullion) Price and the late Bobby Kenneth Price, Sr. Bobby worked as a boilermaker and was a member of the Local 193 union. He was a member of the Encounter Praize and Worship Center in Seaford, DE. Bobby loved to work on motorcycles...
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Woodford Allison Bowe, Jr.

April 30, 1950 - October 24, 2018

Woodford A. Bowe, Jr. (Woodie) of Rising Sun, MD peacefully passed at home on October 24, 2018 at age 68. He was born April 30, 1950 in Elkton, MD to Woodford and Marion Rebecca Bowe. Raised in Chesapeake City, MD, Woodie was a 1968 Bohemia Manor High School graduate. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1974 as a radar electronics technician. Following the Navy, he worked at CDS...
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John Edward Phillips

August 13, 1952 - October 23, 2018

John Edward Phillips of Landenberg, PA, age 66, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born in Delaware on August 13, 1952 to the late John Phillips and Margaret (Jameson) Phillips. In his youth John was proud of his time spent as an Eagle Scout. As an adult he worked as a metrologist and machinist for DuPont, and later for Siemens, before retiring in 2009. In his leisure time John...
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Robert Wayne Nixon, "Bob"

July 9, 1952 - October 23, 2018

Robert Wayne Nixon, "Bob" passed away at home on October 23, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1952 in Compton, CA to Donna Charlene Blue and the late Robert Nixon. Bob served our country in the United States Army from 1972 to 1983. He was also the Chief of Chesapeake City Police Department from 1983 to 1991. During his professional career, Bob was a civilian engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground...
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Eugene "Mike" Caffey III

August 27, 1947 - October 23, 2018

Eugene "Mike" Mead Caffey, III of Port Deposit, MD, age 71 passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1947 in Charlottesville, VA to the late Eugene Mead Caffey, Jr. and Lyndall Buntin Caffey. Mike was a proud graduate and member of the Alumni Society of the University of Virginia. He went on to teach English for Cecil County Public Schools, and was a favorite among the...
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Robert Duane Kennard

August 5, 1933 - October 21, 2018

Robert "Bob" Duane Kennard, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 21, 2018. Bob was born in Rising Sun, MD on August 5, 1933 to Francis M. Kennard, Sr. and Elsie M. Kennard. In his teens, Bob worked for his family business, Cecil County Milling Company. He graduated from West Nottingham Academy in 1951 and attended college at Duke University and John Hopkins University finishing...
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Katherine MacArthur Hermann

July 15, 1918 - October 18, 2018

Katherine MacArthur Hermann, age 100 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at her home. Born July 15, 1918 in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Catherine (MacLeod) MacArthur. While no longer with us, Katherine now joins her brother Alexander MacArthur, her sister Virginia Swersbin and Edward "Ned" Charles Hermann, her loving husband....
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Peggy Lucille Hellane

January 30, 1933 - October 18, 2018

Peggy Lucille Hellane "Nan", 85 of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2018. A lifelong fan of thoroughbred horse racing she reached the starting gate born to the late Robert T. and Kathleen L. Slate on January 30, 1933 in Hagerstown, Maryland. And they're off! Peggy quickly jumped out to the lead as a star basketball player at her Hagerstown high school, St. Mary's where she...
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James "Jim" Peter Carruth

December 2, 1952 - October 16, 2018

James "Jim" Peter Carruth, age 65, passed away at home October 16, 2018. He was born in Bronx, NY on December 2, 1952 to the late David Scott Carruth and Myrtle Florence Carruth (Reed). Jim was a retired veteran that served in the United States Army for over 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5337 and American Legion Post 128. Jim enjoyed camping, barbeques and watching his favorite...
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Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Jr.

January 29, 1927 - October 16, 2018

Dr. Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Jr. ("Larry") age 91, of Rising Sun, MD departed from this life peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born on January 29, 1927 in Essex, MD to the late Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Sr. and Martha Ellen (Brawner) Brandenburg. Larry graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, MD and went on to attend Washington College in...
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Jean Brosch Swanson

September 15, 1926 - October 16, 2018

Jean Marie Swanson of Wilmington, DE, age 92 passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born on September 15, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Carl W. and Anna (Hallman) Brosch. Jean graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1944. After graduation, she attended the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacum College before pursuing her great joy, taking care of her family. Jean was a great...
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Jesse Wilson Spencer

April 6, 1936 - October 14, 2018

Jesse Wilson Spencer of Wilmington, DE, age 82 passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born on April 6, 1936 in Herndon, VA to the late Jesse Garmon Spencer and Gladys (Thompson) Spencer. Jesse was a graduate of Newark High School in Newark, DE. He continued his education at Goldey-Beacom College, receiving an Associate's degree in business and later attended East Carolina College earning...
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Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr.

September 7, 1960 - October 13, 2018

Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr., age 58, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 13, 2018. Born on September 7, 1960 in Upland, PA. Ron was the son of Shirley Ann (Booth) Smith and the late Ronald Joseph Smith, Sr. Ron moved to Rising Sun when he was 12 years old and became very active within the community, which he grew to love. He attended Rising Sun High School and then transferred to West...
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Rodney Wayne White

September 8, 1964 - October 10, 2018

Rodney Wayne White, "Tater" died on October 10, 2018 at the age of 54. He was born September 8, 1964 in Havre de Grace, MD to Evelyn B. White (Cox) and the late Rodney L. White. Wayne was a horse groomer/trainer and spent most of his profession working around standardbred horses and racing them in various places, including Germany. He was a very knowledgeable person and could discuss any...
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Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr.

August 15, 1989 - October 7, 2018

Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr., age 29, of Rehoboth, DE lost his battle with drug addiction on October 7, 2018. Andrew was born in Elkton, MD on August 15, 1989. Andrew graduated from Elkton High School in 2009. He was a feisty young man who liked to have his own version of fun. Andrew was self employed as a mobile mechanic, he loved working on cars and fishing. He was a friend to everyone and...
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Mary E. Mazurick

July 26, 1930 - October 7, 2018

Mary E. Mazurick, age 88 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 7, 2018. She was born on July 26, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late Lawrence Edmund White and Vera Belle (Shaw) White. Mary was a devout Christian and was a former member of Wallace Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed attending church activities and Bible studies. Mary was a loving mother to her three children: John, Nancy, and...
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Jerry A. Nelson

February 22, 1923 - October 6, 2018

Jerry A. Nelson, World War II Navy officer and DuPont Ph.D. chemist and inventor, died peacefully on October 6, 2018 at age 95. His son Clark was at his side. Born in 1923 in Durango, Colorado, son of Frank and Thelma Nelson, Jerry grew up idolizing the famous chemist Louis Pasteur, and at age 9 Jerry decided he too would become a chemist. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1946 and his Ph.D....
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John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack"

December 25, 1927 - October 6, 2018

John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack", age 90 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on October 6, 2018. He was born on December 25, 1927 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Brandenberger, Sr. and Florence (Bonsall) Brandenberger. Jack grew up in Wilmington, DE and after high school, he was employed by Sun Oil Company where he was promoted to the Sun Oil Honor Club. He retired to Chesapeake City...
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Barbara Ann McKeown

December 3, 1952 - October 6, 2018

Barbara Ann McKeown, age 65 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 6, 2018. She was born on December 3, 1952 in New Brunswick, NJ to the late Tobe F. King and Alice W. (Donnelly) King. Barbara graduated from Elkton High School in 1971. She went on to work for Schumacher in Newark, DE for many years. Barbara loved flowers and plants and she loved all types of crafts. She will be remembered for...
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Agnes Eva Eskridge

February 5, 1929 - October 4, 2018

Agnes Eva Eskridge of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018. Born on February 5, 1929 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Elsworth Howell Johnson and Elsie Malinda (Grant) Johnson. Agnes worked on Main St. in Elkton, MD her entire life. She worked for Mokal's during her high school years and went on to work for J.J Newberry's for over 35 years, from which she retired in...
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Frank Marinelli

December 21, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Frank Marinelli, age 93 of Newark, DE, died on October 1, 2018. He was born on December 21, 1924 in New York, NY to the late Francesco Marinelli and Filomena Marinelli (Esposito). Drafted shortly after his 18th birthday, Frank was sent to study engineering at Manhattan College under the Army Specialized Training Program. When that program was eliminated due to critical manpower shortages, he...
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Patsy Mae Franklin

November 2, 1951 - September 29, 2018

Patsy Mae Franklin, age 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Marion, NC on November 2, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward and Mamie Melvina (Effler) Simmons. Patsy greatly enjoyed going to yard sales, flower gardening in her yard, which was her happy place, and listening to her most favorite music artist, Elvis Presley, of whom she was a...
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Leigha Suzanne Schultz

March 31, 1982 - September 28, 2018

Leigha Suzanne Schultz, age 36, of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, September 28, 2018. Born March 31, 1982 in Wilmington, DE, Leigha was the daughter of Gene R. Schultz and Linda (O'Neal) Pierson. Leigha was a 2001 graduate of William Penn Highschool in New Castle, DE where Art was her favorite subject and Mr. Hudson was her favorite teacher. She worked for...
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Frederick Harold Birth, Jr.

August 27, 1963 - September 26, 2018

Frederick Harold Birth, Jr. "Freddie", age 55 of Wilmington, DE passed away on September 26, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1963 in West Chester, PA to Laura (Hess) Breeding and the late Frederick Harold Birth, Sr. Freddie, "Junie" graduated from Middletown High School in 1981. Soon after graduation, he joined the US Army where he proudly served until 1987. After his military career, he went...
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Patsy Ann Rush

October 19, 1944 - September 25, 2018

Patsy A. Rush, age 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia on October 19, 1944, Patsy was the daughter of the late Wilford Boone and Daisy Mozell (Richmond) Boone. Patsy was a graduate of Talcott High School in Talcott, WV. She was a longtime member of and worked as a secretary for the Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, MD...
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Sandra Cook Bradford

June 4, 1955 - September 22, 2018

Sandra Cook Bradford, age 63, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. Born June 4, 1955 in Wilmington, DE, Sandi was the daughter of the late John Richard Cook and the late Anne Elizabeth (Hasson) Hickman. Sandi was a 1973 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE. She went on to receive a brief education from the Lankenau Hospital Nursing...
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John Michael Frymiare

August 22, 1990 - September 20, 2018

John Michael Frymiare, age 28 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 20, 2018. He was born on August 22, 1990 in Havre de Grace, MD. John was a graduate of Rising Sun High School class of 2009, where he played soccer for four years. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 with a bachelor degree in history. John worked with government contracting at Aberdeen Proving Ground as...
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Victor C. Webb, Sr.

November 24, 1927 - September 20, 2018

Victor C. Webb, Sr., age 90, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018. Born on November 24, 1927 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Reece B. and Osa (Reedy) Webb. Victor served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He owned and operated several mushroom farms in the Rising Sun, MD and Oxford, PA areas. Victor greatly enjoyed his work, but his...
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Paul David Elwood

November 16, 1945 - September 19, 2018

Paul David Elwood, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Born November 16, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David Leroy Elwood, Jr. and the late Rita Ann (Kelly) Elwood. Paul served his country proudly in the United States Army. He graduated in June 1967 from the Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA. Paul served as Second...
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Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte

June 12, 1964 - September 16, 2018

Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte, age 54 of Newark, DE, passed away September 16, 2018. He was born June 12, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Joyce M. Fair (Edwards) and the late Ralph J. Bolte. Mitch was a professional commercial and residential painter. He was a quiet man and lived a simple life. Mitch enjoyed gardening, landscaping and the outdoors. He was an Elkton Little League "All Star."...
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Hildegard "Hilda" Bell

June 4, 1931 - September 15, 2018

Hildegard D. Bell of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, she was 87. Born in Rochester, NY on June 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Friedrick G. and Sophie A. (Ortlepp) Giesemann. Hilda attended William Penn High School and Delaware Technical Community College. She spent time working at the News Journal paper in Wilmington, DE, Delaware Park and at...
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Marcella A. Lawler

October 28, 1936 - September 12, 2018

Marcella A. Lawler, age 81 of Newark, DE, passed away on September 12, 2018. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Marcella (Mulligan) Hoffman and Clifford Hoffman. Marcella was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. She and Alfred, her husband of 59 years, met while both dance skating in Long Island, NY. Alfred introduced her to Irish dancing, which Marcella loved. She enjoyed all...
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Patricia Byrd McCormick

September 30, 1955 - September 11, 2018

Patricia Byrd McCormick, age 62 of Elkton, passed away September 11, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Albuquerque, NM to the late Lavera (Berry) Byrd and Kenneth Venters Byrd. Trish was an Air Force brat and would often travel overseas on tours with her family. Her and her husband, Gordon Levi McCormick, Jr., of 42 years would also travel for duty, and even went on a Princess...
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Nellie "Nell" Daly

July 20, 1924 - September 10, 2018

Nellie "Nell" Edwards Daly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 10, 2018. She was born July 20, 1924 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy and Verlyn (McCann) Edwards. Nell was the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. John Patrick Daly, Jr. Together they raised 6 children while traveling the world. Nell was a devout Catholic and worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of...
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Patsy E. Medina

August 10, 1940 - September 10, 2018

Patsy E. Medina, age 78 of Elkton, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 10, 2018. She was born on August 10, 1940 in Cedar Bluff, VA to the late Ben Dover Stinson and Bertha Leona (Jackson) Stinson. Patsy grew up during a time when resources were limited and because of this, she quickly learned how to be resourceful and make the best out of all situations. When life...
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Warren Louis Muehlberger

October 4, 1944 - September 10, 2018

Warren Muehlberger, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born October 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Louis and Barbara (Dorschel) Muehlberger. Warren graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Baltimore County in June 1962. He retired as an Illustrator from US Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on March 31, 2000...
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Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner

June 5, 1959 - September 9, 2018

Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1959, in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert P. and Edna D. (Greenplate) Graves. A 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, Amy was a beloved member of the community who shared her impressive gifts on a variety of...
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John Estle Vaughan, Jr.

July 13, 1957 - September 9, 2018

John Estle Vaughan, Jr. age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1957 in West Grove, PA to Donna Rae (Strawbridge) Vaughan and the late John Estle Vaughan, Sr. John graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1975. He spent a lot of time with his friends at the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun. He had many hobbies...
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Emily Goscinski Czarnecki

December 6, 1928 - September 7, 2018

Emily Goscinski Czarnecki, age 89 of Elkton, MD ended her journey of life on Friday, September 7, 2018. Born December 6, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, Emily was the daughter of the late Leon and Elizabeth (Novak) Goscinski. Emily worked as a secretary for Graduate Admissions at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She took great pride in being able to help guide students as they aspired to achieve...
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Mark Dugger

January 19, 1970 - September 7, 2018

Mark Dugger, age 48, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018. A lifelong resident of Conowingo, he was born on January 19, 1970. Mark graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1988 and RETS Technical School in 1990. He was employed by Armstrong in Rising Sun, MD for over 28 years, working as a line technician and engineer...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin

January 14, 1936 - September 6, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin of Elkton, MD, originally of South Philly, age 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was born on January 14, 1936 to the late Albert and Lucy (Marino) Ianieri. She is survived by: Al Sandlin of Elkton, MD, Tom (Suzanne) Sandlin of Philadelphia, PA and John (Linda) Sandlin of Rising Sun, MD, Karen Schell of...
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Versie Hamilton

December 20, 1946 - September 5, 2018

Versie Hamilton, age 71 of Conowingo, MD passed away on September 5, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1946 in Manchester, KY to the late Johnny Jackson and Addie (Collett) Jackson. Versie was an active member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and support that the church brought to her life. Versie had a passion for exploring flea markets and attending yard sales to...
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Carole C. Shew

December 25, 1940 - September 4, 2018

Carole Shew, beloved wife of Jacob Franklin Shew, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Carole was born on December 25, 1940, in Gary, West Virginia where she spent her childhood. She was the eldest child of Lawrence and Avis Christian. Carole was the first in her family to attend college, earning a full scholarship to Marshall University. She graduated in 1958 with a degree in...
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Yvonne Blakeley

February 5, 1936 - September 3, 2018

Yvonne Blakeley, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Born February 5, 1936 in Hinton, WV, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Stevens. Yvonne devoted her life to her faith and family and was a very dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Blythedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Perryville...
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Anne D. Nesbitt

August 2, 1921 - September 3, 2018

Anne D. Nesbitt, age 97 of Colora, MD passed away on September 3, 2018. She was born on August 2, 1921 in Colora, MD to the late Harry Maxwell Dinsmore and Mary Jane (Krauss) Dinsmore. Anne was a lifelong resident of Colora, MD. She came from a large family with twelve siblings of whom she outlived. Anne studied Cosmetology and worked as a Beautician Hair Stylist throughout her entire life. ...
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Elvira Rita Hoyle

January 27, 1923 - September 3, 2018

Elvira Hoyle, age 95, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away, Monday, September 3rd, 2018. Elvira was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 27, 1923 to the late Pasquelle and Christina Procario. Elvira was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who took pride in raising her family. Elvira loved opera music and enjoyed a good crab cake. She is preceded in death by her husband, William...
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Ann K. Kennard

March 12, 1926 - September 1, 2018

Ann K. Kennard, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on September 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William L. Koehler and Beulah B. (Hicks) Koehler. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA. After graduating from Upper Darby High School in 1944 Ann attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, Delaware and became a Registered...
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Austin R. Hurley, "Bud"

May 31, 1937 - August 29, 2018

Austin R. "Bud" Hurley, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 31, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Jeanette (Nieb) and Richard Hurley. Bud worked as a welder at the Chrysler Automotive plant in Newark from which he retired after 27 years of service. Through his life, he enjoyed bowling, archery, fishing and...
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Evelyn June Stamatoff

June 2, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Evelyn June Stamatoff, age 83, of Newfoundland, PA passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018. Born in New York City, NY on June 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Gelu S. and Sarah (Ames) Stamatoff. Evelyn resided in New Jersey until she was 15 years old; her family then moved to Newark, DE. In 1990, she moved to Pennsylvania, living at Devereux Pocono Center for 28 years. Evelyn loved...
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William "Bill" Fell

June 21, 1932 - August 26, 2018

William "Bill" Longacre Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018. Born on June 21, 1932 in Calvert, MD, he was the son of the late Norman Job and Rosa (Longacre) Fell. Bill graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree. He played varsity soccer and was also a member of the ROTC program, leading him to become a personnel...
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James Tennent Kinnon III

January 14, 1951 - August 25, 2018

James "Jim" Tennent Kinnon III of Elkton, MD, age 67, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1951 in Abington, PA to the late James Tennent Kinnon, Jr. and Dolores Mildred (Rinck) Kinnon. Jim worked as a Boilermaker for 12 years with the Delaware City Refinery and was a member of the Boilermakers Local 13 Union of Levittown, PA for 20 years before retiring in 2002....
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Marliss L. Wilson

May 26, 1946 - August 22, 2018

Marliss L. Wilson, age 72, Of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Cadia HealthCare in Pike Creek. She was born on May 26, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Elizabeth (Price) Lazzer. After graduating from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Marliss worked as an administrative assistant. She made a career of it working for the Eastern Methodist Conference of...
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Charles Stewart Demond, Jr., "Stew"

June 8, 1951 - August 21, 2018

Charles Stewart Demond, Jr., "Stew", age 67 of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at his residence. Born June 8, 1951 in Elkton, MD, Stew was the son of the late Stewart and Jean (Rowles) Demond. Stew was a kind and giving person. He loved making people laugh and leaving them with a smile. He was a true waterman at heart and his second home was on or near the water. He...
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Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr.

April 28, 1943 - August 21, 2018

Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1943 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Francis Guy McGrady and Lida (Ewing) McGrady. Harvey graduated from West Nottingham Academy. A hard worker, he was a self-employed farmer and rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for...
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George Rex Lloyd

August 16, 1954 - August 20, 2018

George Rex Lloyd, age 64, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on August 20, 2018 aboard the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship. Born on August 16, 1954 in Torrance, CA, he was the son of the late Julius and Letha (Thompson) Lloyd. George served his country proudly in the US Army for 8 years during the Vietnam War era. He continued serving with the Department of the Army for 30 more years as a...
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Franklin "Frankie" Hurst

March 6, 1933 - August 20, 2018

Franklin David Hurst, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on August 20, 2018. He was born on March 6, 1933 in Trenton, FL to the late John T. Hurst, Sr. and Evie (Beasley) Hurst. Franklin worked as a heavy equipment operator for 35 years, most recently for Christiana Excavating, before retiring in 2010. He took great pride in his work. Franklin loved spending time with his family. He was well...
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Milton A. Johnson

October 10, 1919 - August 16, 2018

Milton A. Johnson of Dover, DE, age 98, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1919 in Knoxville, IA to the late Joseph H. Johnson and Pearl (Eastburn) Johnson. Milton proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, having served in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He earned a Bachelor's degree in business from Grinnell College and went on to...
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Ruth Ann Price

February 15, 1947 - August 16, 2018

Ruth Ann Price, age 71, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2018. Born on February 15, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Aries Cox Cornett, Sr. and Theresa Lee (Barnes) Cornett. Ruth was a very family-oriented woman, staying home to raise her child as well as caring for her mother. She loved listening to music, especially George Jones and Hank Williams, Jr. Ruth was also...
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Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr.

December 4, 1964 - August 15, 2018

Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr., age 53 of Newark, DE passed away on August 15, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Leon Joseph Turulski, Sr. and the late Gertrude (Dailey) Turulski. Leon graduated from Glasgow High School in 1982. He had a heart of gold and a spirit that was funny and genuine. He lived his own way and on his own terms. Family and friends referred to him as ...
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Mary E. Aiken

March 29, 1920 - August 15, 2018

Mary E. Aiken, nee McDowell, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on the morning of August 15th at the age of 98. Mary was a proud member of the Conrad Class of '39 and attended many of their reunions. Prior to World War II, she and James L. Aiken wed. During the war, she worked for Bellanca Aircraft. Home and family have always been central to her life. In 1962, she moved to a...
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Matthew H. "Harry" Lunsford

March 23, 1934 - August 14, 2018

Matthew H. Lunsford, (Harry) age 84 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 14, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1934 in Slagle, WV to the late Matthew H. Lunsford and Ruby Faye (Price) Russell. Harry grew up on a farm and continued the trade with his wife, Virginia and their twelve children. The family had a small farm in Rising Sun, MD where they milked cows and tended to other small animals. ...
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Ada Lucille Amy

February 2, 1927 - August 14, 2018

Ada Lucille Amy, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away August 14, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1927 in Bryn Athyn, PA to the late Ronald and Neva Webster. Ada loved her family and would look forward to spending every Sunday with them. She lovingly baked her homemade biscuits, topped with her homemade raspberry jelly, which everyone always looked forward to. Every Christmas she baked dozens...
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Sylva Mary Kestler

May 11, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Sylva Mary Kestler of Rising Sun, MD, age 76, went to join the Lord Monday, August 13, 2018. She was born on May 11, 1942 in Williamsport, MD to the late Raymond Gordon, Sr. and Katherine W. (Lisle) Gordon. Sylva was a proud alumni of Towson University where she earned her degree in education. She taught mathematics to various ages ranging from elementary school up through high school. Sylva...
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Helen Sharpensteen Preiss

December 2, 1922 - August 12, 2018

Helen Sharpensteen Preiss of Newark, DE, age 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Wilmington. She was born on December 2, 1922 in Port Huron, MI to the late James Thurman Sharpensteen and Mayme Laura (Holt) Sharpensteen. Helen spent her childhood in Michigan and earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Northern Michigan University in 1944. After a stint teaching high...
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Mary Ann Griffin

April 27, 1936 - August 12, 2018

Mary Ann Griffin, "Mimi", age 82 of North East, MD, formerly of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born April 27, 1936 in Clay, West Virginia. Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes (Legg) Keener. Mary Ann was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for many years. She was a hard-working woman who worked until she was 70 years old....
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Lula I. Pierce

August 3, 1922 - August 8, 2018

Lula I. Pierce, age 96 of Conowingo, MD passed away surrounded by her family on August 8, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Helen, West Virginia to the late Henry Eastridge and Etta (Roark) Eastridge. Lula was very family oriented and was known for her famous Sunday family dinners. She had a kind heart and made sure to support her family when they needed her the most. Lula took care of...
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Frank Charles Forster, Jr.

November 21, 1923 - August 7, 2018

Frank Charles Forster, Jr. age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, DE. He was born on November 21, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Charles, Sr. and Elsie Viola Bell Forster. Frank was a high school graduate of the Baltimore Polytech Institute. He then served his country proudly as a Naval Aviator during World War II. Upon his...
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James M. Hise

February 12, 1935 - August 4, 2018

James Merriam Hise passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on August 4, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born on February 12, 1935 in Ontario, NY. James served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. James, affectionately known as "Jim" is survived by his loving devoted wife of 33 years, Sherin and his four children Maria (Chris) Howley, Rita (Angelo) DiPlacido, James ...
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Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis

February 14, 1972 - August 3, 2018

Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis, age 46 of Windsor Locks, CT passed away on August 3, 2018 in Elkton, MD. Born on February 14, 1972 in Bogota, Colombia, Pedro was the son of Edgardo Aurelio Sarmiento and the late Magnolia Celis. Pedro was a very caring man with a noble heart. His family always came first and he would do whatever he could for them. He was a wonderful son, spouse, partner, brother...
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James L. Eubanks, "Jim"

December 25, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James L. Eubanks ("Jim"), age 78, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018. Born December 25, 1939, Jim was the son of the late, John and Hilda (Nickle) Eubanks. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE and was a graduate of Newark High School. He would meet with his fellow Newark High Grads once a month to have lunch and were referred to as the "Lunch Bunch". As a child, he...
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