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Martin A. Hollobaugh

April 4, 1953 - July 22, 2014

Martin A. Hollobaugh, 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 22, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare Center in Elkton, MD. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 4, 1953, He was the son of the late Francis L. Hollobaugh and Shirlee McCarthy. Martin is survived by his sister Judy Hamilton of Rising Sun, MD; brothers, David Hollobaugh of Glasgow, DE, and Tommy Hollobaugh of Cape Coral, FL; loving companion,...
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Thelma M Copeland

October 28, 1921 - July 18, 2014

Thelma M. Copeland, formerly of Windermere, died peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Quarryville (PA) Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was born October 28, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA to Bessie (Thompson) and C. Wesley Hart and grew up in rural Bucks County. A member of Heritage Presbyterian Church, she was a loving wife, mother, grammy, aunt and friend to many who enjoyed her gracious...
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Linda Jean Gordon

May 20, 1952 - July 18, 2014

Linda Jean Gordon, 62, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at her home July 18, 2014 with her husband by her side. Born in Chicopee, MA on May 20, 1952, Linda was the daughter of the late Theodore and Shirley Ironside Maziarz. She was a homemaker and enjoyed computer gaming. She was active for many years with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America as a lifelong sufferer and volunteer...
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Edward E. "Gene" Wilson

July 14, 1938 - July 17, 2014

Edward E. "Gene" Wilson, 76, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly July 17, 2014 at his home. Born on July 14, 1938, Gene was the son of the late Edward and Ethel Herstine Wilson. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware and worked for the federal government for 27 years. He travelled extensively around the world and loved music and going to shows on Broadway. Gene is survived by his...
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Lydia Pearl Founds

December 1, 1919 - July 16, 2014

Lydia Pearl Founds, 94, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away July 16, 2014 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born in Lombard, MD on December 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Anna Anderson Gibson. She graduated from Calvert Agricultural high School in 1937 and worked at Calvert Manor from 1966-1979. She was a member of Rosebank United Methodist Church and the Woodlawn...
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William C Martino

June 3, 1924 - July 16, 2014

William C Martino, age 90, beloved husband of Lois Martino, passed away July 16 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Bill was born June 3, 1924 in Philadelphia,PA and spent his growing up years in New Jersey. Bill served in the US Air Force during World War II as an engineer on a B-17, flying 38 missions. The majority of his career was with Sun Oil Company, as an area...
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John B. McCummings

January 28, 1931 - July 15, 2014

John B. McCummings, 83, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Genesis HealthCare in Elkton, MD. He was born on January 28, 1931 and was the son of the late Melvin and Mary (Dunn) McCummings. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Dunn, Thomas A. Dunn, Melvin B. McCummings, Joseph E. McCummings and wife Edith, Francis McCummings, Edward L. McCummings and a nephew...
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Edward D. Simm

March 23, 1949 - July 15, 2014

Edward D. Simm, 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away at his home July 15, 2014. Born in Altoona, PA on March 23, 1949, Ed was the son of the late Fred and Jean Simm. He retired from Verizon after 33 years of service. He enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His greatest joy was spending time with his family who will dearly miss him. Surviving are his wife of...
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Samuel J. Savini, Jr.

June 11, 1938 - July 14, 2014

Samuel J. Savini , Jr., 76, of Bear, DE passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Union Hospital. Born on June 11, 1938 in Chester, PA, Samuel was the son of the late Samuel, Sr. and Helen Savini. Sam was an Auto Mechanic and business owner with interests in several successful businesses including a speed shop, an auto repair/gas station and an environmental industrial services corporation. He...
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James C Willis

October 28, 1956 - July 10, 2014

James C. Willis, 57, of Bear, DE, passed away unexpectedly July 10, 2014 at his home. Born in Wilmington, DE on October 28, 1956, Jimmy was the son of the late Charles and Mary Willis. He attended Christiana High School and then worked in the construction trades, talented in many facets of the industry. He loved being on the water crabbing and fishing. He took great pride in his garden and...
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Patricia Meade Hawthorne

April 29, 1933 - July 9, 2014

Patricia Meade Hawthorne, age 81, of Damascus, VA, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was born April 29, 1933, in New York City, New York, to the late Harold J. Meade and Helene B. Gordon Meade. Pat graduated from Newark High School and the University of Delaware majoring in Biology. After graduation, she moved to Dryden,...
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Miller I. Jensen

February 19, 1928 - July 9, 2014

Miller Irvin Jensen, 86, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home. Born February 19, 1928 in Elkton, MD, Miller was the son of the late Irvin and Calysta Jensen. He attended Washington College, Beacom College and Cecil Community College. He played baseball in the Cecil County League, Pen Mar League, and Susky League for Elkton, Providence, and Hickory Hill. Miller served...
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Robert H. Cameron

July 14, 1925 - July 5, 2014

Robert H. Cameron, 88, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully July 5, 2014 surrounded by family. Born on the family farm in Wakefield, PA on July 14, 1925, Bob was the son of the late Herman and Carrie Broome Cameron. He grew up working on the farm until he enrolled in Franklin and Marshall Academy at the age of 16. Upon graduation, he returned to the farm and his life changed when he met...
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Sandra Lynn Marcomin

January 10, 1958 - July 5, 2014

Sandra Lynn Marcomin, 56, of North East, MD, passed away at home July 5, 2014. Born in Baltimore, MD on January 10, 1958, Sandy was the daughter of the late Melvina Dunahugh and Raymond Schultheis. She worked at Comcast for 20 years as a customer service representative and enjoyed her three dogs, Jade, Shyanne and Shaggy. She will be remembered as a woman devoted to her husband and family. In...
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Sultanna Lee Woods

April 27, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Sultanna Lee Woods, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. She was born April 27, 1928 in Doeville, TN to the late Richard and Virgie (Morley) Norris. She is survived by her daughter Linda Tibbs-Fournier and her husband Andre Fournier of Havre de Grace, MD; sister Christine Woods of Newark, DE; grandchildren Tammy Stanley of...
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Rita Ann Gentry

May 3, 1954 - July 3, 2014

Rita Ann Gentry, age 60, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Elkton, MD. She was born May 3, 1954 in Price, Kentucky to the late John and Helen (Blackburn) Ball. She is survived by her daughters Tracy Jones of Rising Sun, MD, and Ashley Gentry of Rising Sun, MD; sisters Ima Sue Roe of Port Deposit, MD, and Linda Gail Fleming of Hope Mills, NC; and five grandchildren,...
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Ernestine Grinstead

April 18, 1925 - July 1, 2014

Ernestine Grinstead Ernestine Grinstead, age 89, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on July 1, 2014. Ernestine was born in Meadowview, VA on April 18, 1925 to the late Thomas and Margaret Johnson. Ernestine was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and she loved working in her flower beds. She will be sorely missed by many. She is survived by one sister, Peg Lucas of Rising Sun, MD...
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Violet E. Montgomery

August 5, 1922 - July 1, 2014

Violet E. Montgomery, 91, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born August 5, 1922 in Nottingham, PA, Violet was the daughter of the late Lewis and Myrtle (Grason) Jones. She is a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church where in years past she was active in the WMU and the choir. She owned and operated the Rock Springs Store in Rising, MD...
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Michael James Fischer

July 25, 1966 - June 28, 2014

Michael James Fischer, age 47, of Ocean City, MD and formerly of Hancock, MD, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. He was born in Hagerstown, MD on July 25, 1966 to the late Paul and Mary Jo (Warner) Fischer. Michael loved the outdoors. He worked outdoors, owning a successful landscaping business he started after finishing college at Salisbury State...
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Lillian Howle Forster

January 31, 1929 - June 28, 2014

Lillian Howle Forster, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. Lillian sought and finally received a well-deserved and merciful rest after a long illness. Lillian was born in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of the late Milton and Anna Howle. She graduated from Bel Air Maryland Senior High School and the University of...
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Sandra Yates McKay

December 2, 1942 - June 26, 2014

Sandy was born in Havre de Grace, MD, on December 2, 1942. She departed this life peacefully on June 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother Frances, father Claude, and sister Sharon Karr. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 39 years, Eugene, a special great niece Mariah Anglero-Thomas, sister-in-law Annie Jackson (Lonzel), brothers-in-law Frank McKay and John Jones ...
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George Thomas McGlothlin "Skip"

June 22, 1962 - June 25, 2014

George Thomas McGlothlin, "Skip", 52, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully June 25, 2014 in Bakersfield, CA under the loving care of the nursing staff at Optimal Hospice at Corinthian Gardens Nursing Facility. Skip was born June 22, 1962 in Seattle, WA to his parents, Isaac W. and Marie (Eshom) McGlothlin. He loved life, laughter, family, and friends. He also enjoyed travel, the ocean, nature...
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Anne R Munyan

March 3, 1924 - June 16, 2014

Anne R. Munyan, 90, passed away at Millcroft Nursing Home on Monday, June 16, 2014. Mrs. Munyan was born in Newark and attended Newark Public Schools and the University of Delaware. She enjoyed a 25 year teaching career and contributed many volunteer hours within the Newark community. She is survived by three children, Gail Chickersky, Edward Maclary (Rita Shapiro), and Harvey W Maclary ...
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Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

October 14, 1960 - June 13, 2014

Thomas L. Brown, Sr., 53, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 14, 1960 in Elkton, MD, Thomas was the son of the late Carl and Sylvia Brown. Thomas was a very friendly and outgoing person who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed greatly. He is...
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Lucia Girard Mitchell

July 11, 1932 - June 11, 2014

Mrs. Lucia Girard Mitchell of Bear, DE passed away on June 11, 2014, at the age of 81, following several months of declining health. Lucia, the third child of Harold Hawes Girard and Elizabeth French Girard was born in Syracuse, NY on July 11, 1932. She graduated from Nottingham High School in 1951. In the Summer of 1950, Lucia met and commenced a two-year romance with Mr. Frederick C....
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Margaret Mary "Peg" White

October 18, 1935 - June 4, 2014

Margaret Mary "Peg" White, 78, of Brooksville, FL and Elkton, MD< passed away at her summer home in Elkton on June 4, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 18, 1935, Peg leaves behind her son, Michael Joseph Ascenzi of Primos, PA> A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date.
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Allan L. Allsworth

June 14, 1932 - June 2, 2014

Allan L. Allsworth, age 81, of Rio Grande, NJ and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at his residence in Rio Grande, NJ. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Edward L. and Margaret (Gibbons) Allsworth. Allan served four years in the U.S. Navy and transferred over to the U.S. Air Force where he served for over 20 years before his retirement in 1973...
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Ruth L. Clark

July 9, 1926 - June 1, 2014

Ruth L. Clark, 87, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. Born, July 9, 1926 in West Jefferson, NC, Ruth was the daughter of the late Eli and Cora Phillips. She loved traveling, singing, dancing, and going to the horse races at Delaware Park. Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. Ruth is survived by her loving companion...
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Margaret M. Voss

October 4, 1924 - June 1, 2014

Margaret M. Voss, 89, of Perryville, MD passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. Born, October 4, 1924 in Baltimore, MD, Margaret was the daughter of the late Jefferson and Alice Readmond. Margaret was a cat lover, she enjoyed bird watching, and watching the Orioles games. She also enjoyed playing Keno, scratch-offs and keeping up with the stock market. However, what she enjoyed most was her time...
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Judy M. Collins

March 4, 1952 - May 28, 2014

Judy Marie Moulton Collins, 62, if Cana, VA passed away at Forsyth Medical Center Wednesday, May 28, 2014 She was born in Cecil Co., MD on March 4, 1952 to the late Lewis Moulton and Mary Johnson Moulton Horton. Mrs. Collins was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and worked in the Restaurant Business for as long as her health permitted. She is survived by her husband, Tomas J. Collins of...
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George Vernon Tweed, Sr.

April 11, 1925 - May 27, 2014

George Vernon Tweed, Sr., age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE after a brief illness. He was born April 11, 1925 in Elkton, MD to the late Norman Ellis Tweed and Ida Rebecca Malin. When George was 17 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and fought in World War II. The ship on which George served, the USS Nevada,...
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Michele "Shelley" Garcia

February 13, 1961 - May 24, 2014

Michele Francine (Shelley) Garcia, 53, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away unexpectedly May 24, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born in Joppatowne, MD on February 13, 1961, Shelley was the daughter of Howard Smith and the late Mildred Smith. She was a graduate of Joppatowne High School, had worked at the Cecil Whig and most recently at the National Bank of Rising Sun. ...
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Mary Ann Schaaf

November 11, 1952 - May 24, 2014

Mary Ann Schaaf, 61, of Wilmington, DE, passed away May 24, 2014 at Christiana Hospital with her sons by her side. Born in Suffolk County, NY on November 11, 1952, Mary was the beloved daughter of Ann Schaaf. She enjoyed her dream job as a hair stylist and cosmetologist, as well as cooking, decorating, and gardening. Relaxing by the water, kayaking, and rollerblading were among her...
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James Charles Pyle

March 11, 1946 - May 23, 2014

James Charles Pyle, 68, of Nottingham, PA, passed away at his home May 23, 2014 surrounded by love following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in West Grove, PA on March 11, 1946, Jim was the son of the late Clyde and Mary Hendrickson Pyle. He was a 1965 graduate of Oxford Area High School and was a member of the UAW, working at Chrysler for 36 years until his retirement in...
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Agnes Farmer Smith

December 2, 1925 - May 22, 2014

Agnes Farmer Smith, 88 of Newark, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on May 22nd, 2014. Agnes was born and raised in Bolt, West Virginia – a town founded by her Great Grandfather, John Joshua Farmer (1801-1901). Agnes was the first of five children born to A.A. & Icie Farmer. Agnes grew up milking the cows and doing chores before walking several miles to their one-room schoolhouse....
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Nelson C. Chadwick, Jr.

March 8, 1933 - May 20, 2014

Nelson C. Chadwick, 81, a lifelong Elkton resident, passed away at his home May 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born on March 8, 1933, Nelson was the son of the late Nelson and Elsie Foraker Chadwick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Westerns and fishing. He is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia Duff and Rebecca Boggs, both...
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William R. Blevins

May 24, 1934 - May 19, 2014

William R. Blevins, 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at his home May 19, 2014. Born in Corner Rock, VA on May 24, 1934, Bill was the son of the late Albert Blevins and Sally Miller. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for over 25 years at General Motors in Delaware. Mr. Blevins is survived by his daughter Tammy Kay Blevins and her husband Rick McCallister; and son...
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Raymond Preston Franklin

June 7, 1947 - May 18, 2014

Raymond Preston Franklin, age 66, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at his residence in Elkton, MD. He was born June 7, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Franklin and Mary Kathryn Spiller. Very intelligent and inquisitive, Ray loved anything electronic. He would have all the latest gadgets and devices and was self taught on usage of the devices and proficiency of...
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Steve R. Walters

May 14, 1968 - May 18, 2014

Steve Randall Walters, 46, of Conowingo, MD passed away suddenly May 18, 2014. Born on May 14, 1968 in Baltimore, MD Steve was the son of Frances Mary Walters and the late Francis Joseph Walters. Steve loved fishing, archery, and working with his hands, especially woodworking. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. However, the time spent with his wonderful family was the time most precious to...
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Edward Ernest Schweizer

December 7, 1928 - May 18, 2014

Edward Ernest Schweizer, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Delaware, rowed off into the theater in the sky to his final lecture on May 18, 2014. Schweizer was born in 1928 in Shanghai, China where his Swiss father was in the silk exporting business. His mother was a third generation British resident of Shanghai. He migrated to Europe in 1930 living primarily in England...
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Hazel S. Morris

February 16, 1922 - May 18, 2014

Hazel S. Morris, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born February 16, 1922 in Warwick, New York, the daughter of the late Edwin and Helen Teed Strong. She graduated from Warwick High School and was an active member of the Warwick United Methodist Church. Hazel graduated from Mary Washington College in...
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Susie M. Pruitt

November 23, 1942 - May 12, 2014

Susie Miller Pruitt, 71, of Colora, MD passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home. Born November 23, 1942 in Elkton, MD, Susie was the daughter of the late Curtis and Orpha Hamilton. Susie enjoyed scrapbooking, gardening, sewing, and cooking. She regularly attended New Bridge Baptist Church with her husband, Robert. Susie is survived by her loving husband, Robert Pruitt; sisters,...
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Dorothy M. Tupik

October 12, 1941 - May 11, 2014

Dorothy Marie Tupik, 72, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Union Hospital. Dorothy is survived by her son, Justin R Tupik; three daughters, Michele Woolf and her husband, Russel, Jennifer Tupik-Rinehart and her husband, Duane, and Suzanne Alexander and her husband, Gregory; 19 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and her sister, Patricia Misegadis and her husband, Henry. ...
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Jean Blevins Cowan

July 16, 1928 - May 10, 2014

Jean Blevins Cowan, 85, of North East, MD, passed away May 10, 2014 at her home. Born in Nathan's Creek, NC, on July 16, 1928, Jean was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Blevins. She was a woman dedicated to her family and enjoyed crafts and gardening. She is survived by her two sons, Lanny and Paul Baker; four grandchildren, Michael and Michele Baker, Angela Rice and Shawn Baker...
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Henry Aaron Frese

December 15, 1917 - May 10, 2014

Henry Aaron Frese, 96, of Elkton, MD, passed away May 10, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center, Born on December 15, 1917, Henry was the son of the late Aaron and Minnie Horner Frese. He was a Seabee during the Second World War and was awarded the Purple Heart. After his discharge, he worked for Kerr Construction/Home Building as a carpenter. He was an active member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran...
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Charletta Harris

August 18, 1954 - May 9, 2014

On Friday, May 9, 2014, Charletta Harris passed away at her home in Elkton, Maryland. Charletta Harris was born on August 18, 1954 in Camden New Jersey, she was the daughter of Charles (late) and Dollie Mae Nock. She attended school in the Camden County Public School System. Charletta was employed in the Public Transportation System, School Bus Transportation, Colonial Coach and Rapid Rover, just...
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Robert Stuart Bean, USAF (Ret.)

October 1, 1921 - May 9, 2014

Major Robert Stuart Bean, (USAF, Ret.), 92, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully May 9, 2014 at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1921, Robert was the son of the late Herbert S. and Marguerite Diffenbach Bean. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after a distinguished career as a multi-engine combat pilot, flying in both the Pacific Theater during the Second...
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Mary Elaine Jones

November 13, 1949 - May 7, 2014

Mary E. Jones, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born November 13, 1949 in Ashville, NC to the late Howard and Georgia (Lewis) Dougherty. Mary was a homemaker and spent her life loving and caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. She took joy in the simple pleasures that nature offered and enjoyed watching the...
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Arthur R. Vande Poele, BG (DE Ret)

May 5, 1931 - May 7, 2014

Arthur R. Vande Poele, BG (DE Ret.), 83, passed away peacefully at Atlantic Shores Nursing Care in Millsboro on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Born in the Bronx, NY on May 5, 1931, Art was the son of the late Arthur Charles and Lena Monti Vande Poele. A 1949 graduate of Newark High School, Art went on to the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture in 1954 and...
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William R. "Bill" Stubbs

September 4, 1934 - May 1, 2014

William R. Stubbs, 79, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully May 1, 2014 at Abbey Manor Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Bill was born in Elkton on September 4, 1934, the son of the late Harry Van Dyke M Stubbs and Madeline Sykes Stubbs. Bill attended Salisbury University for 2 years before transferring to the University of...
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Sylvia Aronowitz

March 10, 1920 - April 30, 2014

Sylvia Aronowitz, 94, of Elkton, MD, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT, on March 20, 1920 to the late Anna and Bernard Bernstein. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and married the late Paul Aronowitz. She lived in Brooklyn for most of her life when at the age of 76 her son moved her to Havre de Grace, MD, to be closer to family. She enjoyed many happy years with her...
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Estelle Edmondson Smith

December 25, 1920 - April 29, 2014

Estelle Edmondson Smith, age 93, passed away peacefully April 29, 2014 at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, DE with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. Born in Smyrna, DE on Christmas Day 1920, she was the daughter of the late Guy M. Edmondson, Sr. and Rebecca Reed Edmondson. She was a graduate of Smyrna High School and was chosen as Miss Smyrna at the age of 18. Estelle's education continued at the...
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Bella Sofia Cefaloni

April 29, 2014

Bella Sofia Cefaloni was born into the arms of God, and touched our lives and hearts briefly on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She leaves to share her memory, her parents Lauren and Christopher Cefaloni and her sister Arianna of North East, MD; her paternal grandparents, Andrew and Vanessa Cefaloni of Port Deposit, MD; her maternal grandparents, John and Sandra Nickle of Rising Sun, MD; and her...
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Geraline G. Devonshire

May 10, 1925 - April 29, 2014

Geraline G. Devonshire, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her home in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Conowingo, MD on May 10, 1925 to the late Gwyn and Zelda (Graybeal) Goodman. She is survived by her son Terry and his wife Robyn of Rising Sun, MD; three grandchildren, John Devonshire and wife Tracy of Galax, VA, Steve Devonshire and wife Bobbie of Sparta,...
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Verna Mae Keller

February 9, 1954 - April 29, 2014

Verna Mae Keller survived by her husband Glenn Hibbitts and daughter Ashley Hibbitts Verna was a very sweet woman she would do anything for anyone with no hesitations. She loved horses and loved to sew. Verna did not have very much family but the family that she did have she loved very much and would do everything for. Mom you will always be with me and Daddy we love you very much and now you are...
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Lewis Carroll (Mac) McCannon, Jr.

April 21, 1950 - April 28, 2014

Lewis Carroll (Mac) McCannon, Jr., 64, of Aberdeen, MD, passed away April 28, 2014 at Harford Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. Mac was born on April 21, 1950 and was the son of the late Lewis C. McCannon, Sr. and Grace Rawlings McCannon. He attended Aberdeen High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Viet Nam. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and was a gun...
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Betty J Weed

December 14, 1943 - April 26, 2014

Betty Jane Weed, 70, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE on April 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Elkton, MD on December 14, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Raymond B. Weed and Mildred Anne Weed. She lived her entire life in Cecil County, MD. She worked many years with the Maryland State Police at the North East...
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Anna L Renn

February 10, 1913 - April 24, 2014

Anna Lieske Renn, 101, of Rising Sun, Md., passed away peacefully April 24, 2014, at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, Md. A Cecil County resident most of her life, Anna was born in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 10, 1913, the daughter of the late Emil and Anna Siebert Lieske. She was preceded in death by her husband James M. Renn who died in 1990 and seven siblings: Emma, Matilda, Helen,...
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Rachel Catherine Cowan

May 11, 1917 - April 23, 2014

Rachel Catherine Cowan, 96, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully April 23, 2014 at Lorien Healthcare in Havre de Grace. Born on May 11, 1917, Rachel was the daughter of the late James and Rachel Boyd McFadden. Rachel was a registered Nurse and trained in Middletown, NY. She practiced nursing for a time at Harford Memorial Hospital and then married Fred M. Cowan in 1939. A true product of...
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Dwight O. Woollens, Jr.

November 23, 1930 - April 22, 2014

Dwight O. Woollens, Jr., age 83 of Landenberg, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in East Nottingham, PA on November 23, 1930 to the late Dwight, Sr., and Mary Helen (McMichael) Woollens. Dwight worked as a plant mechanic at several facilities in the area before retiring from Avon after 28 years of service. His first love...
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Conrad A. Robinson, Sr., "Bull"

February 12, 1947 - April 22, 2014

Conrad A. Robinson, "Bull", 67, of Elkton, MD, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Born, February 12, 1947 in Wilmington, DE, Bull was the son of the late Raymond and Mattie Robinson. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time in the country. Bull had a great sense of humor and loved telling stories and jokes to make people laugh. His most cherished moments were his time spent with his...
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Matthew H. Keebler

February 16, 1977 - April 21, 2014

Matthew Harris Keebler, 37, passed away suddenly April 21, 2014.  Matt was born in West Chester on Feb. 16, 1977, and graduated from Oxford Area High School. He was a talented car audio technician and mechanic.  He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and skateboarding.  Matt was a member of State Line Baptist Church. A loving father and husband, he will be dearly missed by his family and...
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Frances Virginia Laletas

January 23, 1929 - April 16, 2014

Frances V. Laletas, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born January 23, 1929 in Marion, VA to the late Thomas and Margaret (Poston) Johnson. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Mears and her husband, Stephen of Colora, MD; sons, Thomas Barrow and wife Lois of Rising Sun, MD, Larry Barrow of Conowingo, MD, and...
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Philip F. Narcisi

September 7, 1936 - April 14, 2014

Philip Narcisi, 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness on April 14, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 1936, Philip was the son of the late Stefano and Gelsomina D'Alessandro Narcisi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1957-63. He was a talented auto body repairman for over nearly 50 years. Phil had many interests; flying, coin...
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Nevaeh Grace Devine

April 11, 2014

Nevaeh Grace Devine, infant daughter of Leland Devine and Michelle Bullins passed away April 11, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Wanda Ewing and Arthur Bullins of Rising Sun; Danielle and Leland Devine, Jr. of Nottingham, PA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister Jaclyn Nicole...
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Thomas Luther Ragan

September 10, 1942 - April 10, 2014

Thomas L. Ragan, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home in Rising Sun, MD. He was born September 9, 1942 in West Grove, PA to the late Arthur and Catherine (Craig) Ragan. Tom retired as an accountant for Thiokol. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his cabin in Potter County, PA. Tom was a member of many organizations throughout the...
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Kenneth Paul Yoder

July 14, 1938 - April 9, 2014

Kenneth Paul Yoder, 75 yrs., of Elkton, MD, passed away April 9, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 14, 1938. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Anita (Scaltrito) Yoder. Ken was an auto mechanic, owning his own business in 1963. He then joined the Philadelphia Police Department for the next 20 years, and upon retirement he moved to Cecil County, MD. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle,...
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Eric James Ferrell

January 7, 1991 - April 8, 2014

Eric James Ferrell passed away unexpectedly April 8, 2014. Eric was preceded in death by his father James Ferrell Jr. and mother Kelly McCauley Ferrell. Grandparents James and Jewell Ferrell Sr. and Francis McCauley. Eric is survived by his brother James Ferrell III and sister Rachelle Ayers and his grandmother Marlene McCauley. He will be missed greatly by his Aunt and Uncle William and...
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Victor Dayton Hankins

October 18, 1926 - April 8, 2014

Victor Dayton Hankins, 87, of Chestertown, MD, formerly of Tazewell, VA, passed away April 8, 2014 at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Born in Tazewell, VA on October 18, 1926, Dayton was the son of the late Carter and Ira Rebecca Sparks Hankins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed coin collecting and also recycled aluminum cans. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed...
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Frances S. Denver

March 19, 1925 - April 4, 2014

Frances S. Denver, 89, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 19, 1925, Frances was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary C. Satterfield. She was a lifelong member of the Singerly Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. She cherished her time spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren and...
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Anita L. (Harris) Crawford

April 12, 1944 - March 29, 2014

Anita L. (Harris) Crawford, age 69, of Elkton, Maryland, passed from this world peacefully on March 29, 2014 in Union Hospital of Cecil County, with her loving family by her side. Her greatest joys were being a loving Wife, Mom and Grandmom, as well as a Caretaker to any little animal that ever found their way to her. She was the most loving and giving person anyone could have ever met. ...
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Sean S. Jones

August 21, 1970 - March 27, 2014

Sean S. Jones, 43, of Elk Mills, MD, passed away March 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Sean was born on August 21, 1970, the son of Robert and Drinda Mitcham Jones. Following his high school graduation, he joined the I.B.EW. Local 313 and pursued a career as an electrician. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, camping, cycling with his children and niece. Sean was a devoted father...
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Tegan Lee Clugston

February 27, 2014 - March 27, 2014

Tegan Lee Clugston, 1 month infant daughter of Timothy Lee Clugston and Amanda Elizabeth Thompson of Elkton, passed away unexpectedly March 27, 2014. Tegan was born on February 27, 2014 and, in addition to her parents, is survived by her sister Tori Swope, grandparents Tim Clugston and Tina Foster, Darla Thompson and Mike Durr, Jerry Thompson and Sharon Basham, and Misty Simm; great...
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James Carroll Kerns, "Rocket"

January 23, 1956 - March 26, 2014

James Carroll Kerns (Rocket), 58, of Conowingo, MD, passed away March 26, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born in Pimlico, MD on January 23, 1956, Jim was the son of Dorman Carroll Kerns and the late Ida Marie Shaffer Kerns. He was a professional firefighter, retiring from Aberdeen Proving Ground after 32 years of service. He was an avid technology buff...
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Guy Cage

December 16, 1943 - March 23, 2014

Guy Cage of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home March 23, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE on December 16, 1943, Guy was the son of Dorothy Barrow Cage and the late Howard Cage. He was a graduate of Newark High School and after serving in the U.S. Air Force, graduated from West Chester University. He was a dedicated Physical Education and Health teacher at Concord High School where he enjoyed...
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Marjorie B. Frantz

June 12, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Marjorie B. Frantz, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Foulk Manor South in Wilmington, DE. She was born June 12, 1929 in Pittstown, NJ to the late Arthur and Jennie (Stenabaugh) Barrick. Marjorie started working at the University of Delaware as a clerical worker and was senior payroll clerk at her retirement. She was a longtime...
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Dorothy M Brandenberger

December 20, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Dorothy M. Brandenberger, age 84, formerly of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA. Memorial services will be held at 1PM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Town Point United Methodist Church, 61 Port Herman Rd., Chesapeake City, MD 21915. Visitors may call from noon to 1PM. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family....
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Ruth S. Adkins

July 5, 1934 - March 21, 2014

Ruth S. Adkins, 79, of Newark, DE, went home to her Lord and Saviour in Heaven Friday, March 21, 2014. Born July 5, 1934, Ruth was the daughter of the late Everett and Elizabeth Ida LaPointe, Sr. Ruth loved flowers and spent much of her time gardening. She cherished her time spent with her family, especially her wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a lifelong member at...
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Robert Frank Pencek

May 4, 1943 - March 20, 2014

Robert Frank Pencek, 70, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence. Rob was born May 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Mele) Pencek and the son of the late Adolph and Thelma Pencek. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Jeanette Biddle (Bob), sister-in-law, Carolyn McCorquodale (David), brothers-in-law, Michael A....
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Ida C Cahall

May 7, 1922 - March 20, 2014

Ida C. Cahall, 91, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 20, 2014 at the home of her daughter. Born in Bismarck, ND on May 7, 1922, Ida was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Lydia Zahn Kist. During the war, she worked at Triumph Industries but her primary vocation was as a homemaker. She was a life member of North East Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the...
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Joseph Zappo, Jr.

August 26, 1930 - March 18, 2014

Joseph Zappo, Jr., age 83, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born August 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph, Sr., and Rosemarie (Cistone) Zappo. Joe worked for DuPont for 34 years at various positions, with his last title the job he loved the most, safety manager at the Chestnut...
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Paul D. Atwood

October 20, 1967 - March 18, 2014

Paul David Atwood, 45, of Conowingo, MD, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home. Born October 20, 1967 in Havre de Grace, MD, Paul was the son of Cecil Wayne Atwood and the late, Patsy Darlene Atwood. He loved riding his Harley, enjoyed camping, and cherished his time spent with his family and friends. He was loved and will be greatly missed. Paul is survived by his...
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Matthew J Johnson

February 8, 1971 - March 16, 2014

Matthew J. Johnson, 43, of New Castle, DE, passed away at his home March 16, 2014. Matt was born in Wilmington, DE on February 8, 1971. He worked at KAD as a hose fabricator for 14 years. He loved raising his son as a single parent, enjoyed the outdoors and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and always put them first. Surviving are his mother, Connie L. Brooks...
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Margaret "Hazel" Billings

June 20, 1943 - March 16, 2014

Margaret "Hazel" Billings, 70, of Darlington, MD, passed away March 16, 2014 at Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Pilottown, MD on June 20, 1943, Hazel was the daughter of the late Chester and Lula Mae Simpson Hagan. She worked as a seamstress at Bata Shoe CO., Maryland Canvas and Razzmatazz Handbags. She also was a waitress at the Bridge Diner in Havre de Grace, MD. Hazel...
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Barbara A Clark

November 3, 1923 - March 15, 2014

Barbara A. Clark, 90, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home March 15, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 3, 1923, Barbara was the daughter of the late Marie Busch Allen. She was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and during her youth, enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore in Ocean City, NJ at her grandparents beach house. She worked for a time at Your...
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Ethel Arlene Blakeley

February 22, 1936 - March 14, 2014

Ethel Arlene Blakeley, 78 of Colora, MD, passed away March 14, 2014. She was born February 22, 1936 in Blythedale, MD. Services are private.
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Gloria Marie Dawson Thompson

July 20, 1968 - March 14, 2014

Gloria Marie Dawson Thompson, 45, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly March 14, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Camden, NJ on July 20, 1968, Gloria was the daughter of George Dawson of Mt. Laurel and Gloria Fillman Dawson of Marlton. She was a 1986 graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Gloria enjoyed reading, listening to music, and watching movies....
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Grace Butler Horn

October 15, 1934 - March 12, 2014

Grace Butler Horn, 79, of Keene, NH, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away March 12, 2014 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH with her immediate family by her side. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 15, 1934, Grace was the daughter of the late George and Sophie Hillier. Grace was a wonderful Sister, Wife, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She enjoyed her career of 20...
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Joseph Richard Dugan, Sr.

December 27, 1950 - March 12, 2014

Joseph Richard Dugan, Sr., 63, died suddenly on March 12, 2014 at his home in Rising Sun, MD. He was born on December 27, 1950 in Rising Sun, MD, the son of Betty Monger Dugan and the late Kenneth Dugan. Joe grew up in Rising Sun where he excelled in baseball and was known as a long-ball hitter. He graduated from Salesianum Catholic High School in Wilmington, DE in 1967. Joe began his career as...
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Gloria R Durkin

July 10, 1935 - March 12, 2014

Gloria R. Durkin, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. She was born on July 10, 1935 in Queens, NY to the late David B. and Violet (Tennevella) Hay. She worked most her life as an accountant for General Motors, and kept a tax accounting business of her own as well. In the little spare time she had, she liked to travel. She...
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Ralph J. Speakman, Jr.

November 29, 1926 - March 11, 2014

Ralph J. Speakman, Jr., age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 29, 1926, in Elkton, MD to the late Ralph J., Sr., and Ann (Chidester) Speakman. After serving his country in the Army Air Corps in WWII, Ralph returned home where he entered into the insurance business and started the successful Speakman...
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Carolyn S Wessells

August 7, 1944 - March 10, 2014

Carolyn S. Wessells, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born August 7, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late John S. and Elva (Justice) Morris. She worked most of her life for Sodexo in the food services division as a cashier, and later as a supervisor. Known for her great cooking and baking skills,...
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Tina Marie Veasey

August 20, 1971 - March 9, 2014

Tina Marie Veasey, 42, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 9, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Atlantic City, NJ on August 20, 1971, Tina was the daughter of Lawrence H. Cheety, Sr. and the late Sarah Maloy Cheety. In addition to her father, Tina is survived by her husband Donald J. Veasey of Elkton; three daughters, Heather Lessy, Tiffany Blevins and...
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Ellen Frances Murson

August 28, 1934 - March 9, 2014

Ellen Frances Murson, 79, of Warwick, MD, passed away March 9, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born in Wilmington, DE on August 28, 1934, Ellen was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Sutter McLaughlin. She worked for W.L. Gore for 12 years and retired from there in 1985. She was also the owner of the Alibi Inn where she was known for her outstanding crab cakes. A member of the Moose Lodge...
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Penny Perry Riley

December 18, 1945 - March 7, 2014

Penny P. Riley, 68, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on March 7th 2014, at Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland. A New Jersey native, she was born in Washington, New Jersey on December 18th, 1945, to the late Ralph and Zora Perry. Penny graduated from Washington High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in June, 1968 and a Master of Arts degree in Education in August,...
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Jerry Lee Webb

August 2, 1933 - March 6, 2014

Jerry L. Webb of Glen Farms, Elkton, Maryland passed away on March 6, 2014 in Lakeland, Florida where he wintered with his wife, Joan. Born in Springfield, Missouri, Webb was the son of Ellis and Charlotte Maxey Webb. He attended a one-room school through the eighth grade and graduated from Springfield High School. As a youth, he trained race horses and traveled the state fair circuit in...
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Edward C. "Ned" Hermann

March 25, 1921 - March 6, 2014

Edward Charles Hermann, PhD died peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the age of 92 at his home in Newark, Delaware. Ned was born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania on Good Friday, March 25, 1921; son of the Rev. Dr. Edward A.G. Hermann and Emma Butzler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Hermann Reid. Dr. Hermann was a 1942 graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and...
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Louise Black Walker

July 31, 1912 - March 5, 2014

Louse Black Walker, 101, of Newark, DE, formerly of Morris, IL, passed away March 5, 2014 at Millcroft Health Center in Newark, DE. She was born July 31, 1912 in Morris, IL, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Addie Hampton Black. She lived in Morris until recent years when she moved to Delaware to be with her daughter and family. Louise was very involved in church activities, AFS, Morris...
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Robert Jesse Pugh

June 12, 1952 - March 4, 2014

Robert Jesse Pugh, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born on June 12, 1952 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert Pugh and Kathleen (Gunther) Deleon. Robert, a graduate of Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington, DE, loved being outdoors, whether it was hiking through Turkey Point or riding around on his Harley. He was a...
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Evelyn M. Mawson

September 5, 1944 - March 4, 2014

Evelyn M. Mawson, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born September 5, 1944 to the late Robert T. and Evelyn Marie (Beam) Mawson. She was most recently a resident of Manor Care in Pike Creek, DE. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth W. Mawson, Sr., and wife Judi of Lansdale, PA; daughters Sarah Kemp of Pinellas Pines,...
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