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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

Lillian Wyatt

October 3, 1934 - August 30, 2015

​Lillian Wyatt, 80, of Colora, MD passed away on August 30, 2015 at home. Born in North Carolina on October 3, 1934, Lillian was the daughter of the late Mack Murray and the late Verdie Murray. ​Lillian worked for several years at a local sewing factory before becoming a home day care provider. She enjoyed family and children, especially her furry son (the dog), Brownie. ​She was also...
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Myrtle Belle Tapp

January 29, 1926 - August 24, 2015

Myrtle Belle Tapp, age 89, of Peryville, MD, passed away August 24, 2015 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Johnson City, TN, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Neal and Martha Miller Pate. She worked in food service in the Cecil County Public Schools. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Gloryland Singers. She was a talented musician and...
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Edwin D. Stowell, Jr.

January 1, 1926 - August 23, 2015

Edwin "Ed" Derry Stowell, Jr. passed away at 11pm on August 23th, 2015 at the age of 89 in Birmingham, AL. Ed is survived by his wife, Louise McKay Stowell; daughter, Deborah Lynn Stowell of Newark, DE; son, Edwin Derry Stowell, III and wife, Mary of Birmingham, AL; son-in-law Edward G Wright, husband of late Amanda Mae Wright of Virginia Beach, VA; and son Richard Gunning Stowell and wife Reni...
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Bertha Anna Rixham

November 9, 1930 - August 23, 2015

Bertha Anna Rixham, age 84, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 23, 2015. Bertha was born in Baltimore, MD on November 9, 1930 to the late William G. Brewer and Christine E. (Levy) Brewer. Bertha is survived by her two sons: Theodore L. Rixham, III, and Bruce A. Rixham and his wife, Paula, and two daughters: Sharon L. Black and Lisa A. Comer. Additionally, she is survived by her 10...
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Dorothy M. Hanson, U.S.Navy (Ret.)

August 26, 1925 - August 22, 2015

Dorothy M. Hanson, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on August 26, 1925, in Wilmington, DE to the late Middleton and Helen Merion Hanson. After her nursing training at the Wilmington Hospital Nursing School, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S Navy in 1951. She served on the hospital ship...
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Alicia Sowers Schweizer

June 13, 1909 - August 16, 2015

Alicia S. Schweizer passed away peacefully at the home of her son Navy Captain Edward Schweizer in Chesapeake City, MD on August 16th after a long & well lived life of 106 years. She often said she had an enchanted life. She met her husband, John Mel Schweizer, Jr., in Shanghai, China, where he was a flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force in 1932. They were married in Japan in 1934. She...
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Edwin W. Atkins, Jr.

June 28, 1932 - August 15, 2015

Edwin W. Atkins, Jr., 83, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on August 15, 2015. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911, where friends and family may visit beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Brookview Cemetery.
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John T. Killian

November 10, 1959 - August 15, 2015

John T. Killian, 55, of Colora, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born November 10, 1959 in Inchon, South Korea, John was the son of Doo Hwan (Chang) Killian and the late Howard Lloyd Killian, Jr. John attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduating in 1978 then furthering his education at Loyola University Maryland, graduating with a degree in Chemistry in 1982. John spent...
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Hugh Patrick "Pat" Donnelly

July 22, 1929 - August 13, 2015

Hugh Patrick ("Pat") Donnelly, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home August 13, 2015. Pat was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern (Occupied) Ireland to Teresa Fitzpatrick Donnelly and Michael Donnelly, Sr. who are predeceased. He was the younger brother of the Reverend Michael Donnelly, also predeceased. Pat immigrated to the United States in the mid-1950s, originally residing in...
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Dennis Ray Singleton

May 22, 1957 - August 9, 2015

Dennis Ray Singleton, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born May 22, 1957 in Webster Springs, WV, Dennis was the son of Samuel A. Singleton and the late, Margaret F. (Newhouse) Singleton. Dennis grew up in Elkton, MD and graduated from Elkton High School in 1976. He worked at General Motors in Newport, DE. Dennis is survived by his father, Samuel Singleton,...
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Alfred Arthur Gruber

February 11, 1920 - August 9, 2015

Alfred Arthur Gruber, age 95, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on August 9, 2015, in Newark, DE. He was born February 11, 1920, in New York City, to the late Otto Arthur Benedict Gruber and Charlotte Genoveva (Beyer) Gruber. Al and his two younger brothers were full-fledged Bronx kids growing up. He attended New York University, the first in his family to do so and graduated in 1941with a...
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Patsy S. Simpson

September 10, 1942 - August 7, 2015

Patsy S. Simpson, 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. Born, September 10, 1942 in Wythe County, VA, Patsy was the daughter of the late Thomas Sheldon and Dorcas Gale (Sult) Snow. Patsy was a 1962 graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was an active member of both the AARP Tax Aide Group for 25 years and Kingdom Hall – Jehovah's Witness in Rising Sun, MD. Among...
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Pauline Grace Madron Rogers

May 29, 1945 - August 7, 2015

Pauline Grace Madron Rogers, age 70, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015, at her home in West Chester, PA. She was born on May 29, 1945, in Elkton, MD, to the late Olin and Ruby Eastridge Madron. She worked as a deli clerk at several sub shops before joining Super Fresh, at their deli counter. It was a job she loved, and her customers said that she made the "best...
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Barbara Ann Grant

November 5, 1945 - August 7, 2015

Barbara Ann Grant, 69, of North East, MD passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. She was born on November 5, 1945 in Elkton, MD and was the daughter of the late, Paul Purnell and Mary Stowers Purnell. Barbara enjoyed collecting various types of items ranging from Barbie dolls, Porcelain dolls, and Coca-Cola products. She spent her time with her beloved dog, Willie, and her many grandchildren whom...
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Frederick LeRoy Boddy

January 17, 1918 - August 6, 2015

Frederick LeRoy Boddy, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Colora, MD, on January 17, 1918, to the late Levi and Myrtle Smith Boddy. He attended Rolandville Public School, the Conowingo School, and Carver High School. At the age of 17, he was employed at Wallacine Block in Newark making cement blocks. He...
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Derrick William Lowe

January 30, 1966 - August 5, 2015

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Derrick Lowe, died unexpectedly at Union Hospital at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Lowe, and his children, Webster and Emma Lowe. Mr. Lowe is also survived by his mother, Frances Lowe, and his brother Craig Lowe, of Elizabethton, TN. Mr. Lowe was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN. After working as an engineer for Nissan Motor...
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Samuel Francis du Pont

April 13, 1930 - August 3, 2015

Samuel Francis du Pont, 85, of Georgetown, MD, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 13, 1930, Sam was the son of the late Ernest and Anne (Thompson) du Pont. Among the numerous organizations Sam was active with, he was most notably known for formerly holding office as the Cecil County Sheriff during the early 1970s. Sam is survived by his sons, Richard Eric...
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Michael J. Connors

September 10, 1948 - August 3, 2015

Michael J. Connors, age 66, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born in Washington, DC on September 10, 1948, to the late George and Grace Lanham Connors. A skilled carpenter, Michael worked at the Local #132 Union Hall in Washington, DC. He was proud of all the buildings at which he worked, and would enthusiastically point...
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David Jay Missimer

April 2, 1954 - August 3, 2015

David Jay Missimer, 61, if Elkton, MD passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at his home. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Rhonda L. Graves

April 16, 1962 - August 2, 2015

Rhonda L Graves, age 53, suddenly went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August, 2, 2015, in her home town of Elkton MD. She was born April 16, 1962 in New Castle, DE, the daughter of Bea Gaulding Gebhart and the late Richard M. Cheseroni. She obtained an Associate's Degree from Delaware Technical College. She worked at W.L. Gore for many years, and also City Pharmacy, but the most...
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Ronald A Marking

July 4, 1939 - August 1, 2015

Ronald A. Marking, 76, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at his home August 1, 2015. Born in Milwaukee, WI on July 4, 1939, Ron was the son of the late Anthony and Ruth Goetzinger Marking. Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Marking. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee with a degree in physics. He helped fund his college education...
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Rosalind "Roz" Smart

April 14, 1954 - July 30, 2015

Rosalind J. "Roz" Smart, 61, a lifelong resident of Elkton, MD, passed away at home July 30, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 14, 1954, Roz was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Ruth. Roz volunteered for many years in the public school system and worked as a paraprofessional for 20 years, working with special needs children, whom she loved. Roz...
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Dorothy M. Rex

October 28, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Rex, 87, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home July 28, 2015. Born in Palmerton, PA on October 28, 1927, Dottie was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida Hassenflug Hoffman. She was a graduate of Palmerton High School and spent 25 happy years working at Avon. She loved gardening , enjoyed travel in the family motorhome and spending time with family. Dottie...
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Ethel J. Thompson

June 18, 1918 - July 28, 2015

Ethel J. Thompson passed away peacefully on July 28, 2015 at the age of 97 at Greenville Glen Assisted Living, Greenville, South Carolina. Ethel was born in 1918 to Stanley and Dora Beers in Fair hill, Maryland. After graduating from Calvert High School, Ethel attended Goldey Beacom Business College. Upon graduating, she worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company and married William Batten,...
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Theresa Irene Miller

December 23, 1969 - July 26, 2015

Theresa Irene Miller, 45, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly Sunday, July 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 23, 1969 in Baltimore, MD, Theresa is the daughter of Ruth Jane (Jones) Johnson and the late Harold Curtis Johnson. She was a social person and enjoyed interacting with people. She also enjoyed her puzzle books; but what she cherished most was spending time with her family,...
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Jesse C. Eller

September 20, 1923 - July 25, 2015

Jesse C. Eller, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE after a short illness. He was born in Clifton, NC on September 20, 1923, to the late Lester and Lora Eller. Mr. Eller was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart. After returning from the service, he went to work for General Motors in Newark, DE until his retirement...
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Diane Lee Caldwell - McCreary

February 22, 1954 - July 23, 2015

Diane Lee Caldwell McCreary, age 61, of North East, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her residence. She was born on February 22, 1954, in Conowingo, MD, to the late Barrett Edward and Nelia Caroline Bauguess Caldwell. Trained as a nurse, Diane worked as a home healthcare provider for many years. She later took a job at the counter at Northside...
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Ruth Zalman Osborne

August 24, 1931 - July 23, 2015

Ruth Zalman Osborne, age 83, of Newark, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was recently preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Osborne, Jr. Ruth was born in Emporia, Va., the daughter of Emil Zalman and Mary Bodish Zalman. She spent her early years on the family farm. Her experiences there instilled values that would guide her throughout her life. She graduated from...
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Phillip Wesley Martin

December 27, 1978 - July 21, 2015

Phillip Wesley Martin, 36, passed away unexpectedly in Baltimore, MD on July 21, 2015. Phillip was a veteran of the U.S Air Force and is survived by his mother, Sherry Martin, his wife, Erica Shellenberger, two children, Cassady and Azure Martin, and his sister Amber Black. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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Michelle Lambert

October 27, 1961 - July 21, 2015

Michelle Lambert, 53, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on July 21, 2015 at her home. Michelle is survived by her loving husband, David; their five children, Steven, Melissa, Christopher, Katherine, and Elizabeth, and one granddaughter, Jade. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She will be missed dearly. May she rest in peace. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the...
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Debra Lynn Clark

June 5, 1955 - July 19, 2015

Debra Lynn (Debbie) Clark, 60, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at home, with her husband by her side, July 19, 2015. Born in Camden, NJ on June 5, 1955, Debbie was the daughter of Audrey Earling Huddleston and the late John Hutter. She worked with her husband on their marine electronics business and loved the Jersey Shore. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tom Clark;...
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Janice C. Shanahan

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

Janice Shanahan, age 70 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 18, 2015 after a short illness. Janice was born on May 6, 1945 in Elkton, Maryland and lived most of her life in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Janice spent the majority of her life in the Maryland/Delaware area and grew up on the north side of Chesapeake City on Biddle Street until moving to the south side on Bethel Road in the 1960's. ...
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Linda Jean McNair

October 24, 1949 - July 18, 2015

Linda Jean McNair, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born October 24, 1949 in Ligonier, PA to the late Lawrence and Esther Brant Klingensmith. She came to the area while attending classes at Goldey Beacom College. She spent most of her life as a home maker taking care of her children. She then worked with her husband,...
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Mary Frances Garvey Thomas

April 29, 1928 - July 17, 2015

Mary Frances Garvey Thomas passed away July 17, 2015 at the grand age of 87 in the home of her daughter, Sara. Mary was born in County Sligo, Ireland on April 29, 1928. She was the eldest child of John and Ellen Flemming Garvey. After surviving a major illness as a child, she left Ireland at age 18 to study nursing in England, She worked in many hospitals in the OR, burn units and plastic...
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James E. Duff, Jr.

October 5, 1972 - July 16, 2015

James E. Duff, Jr. (Jimmy), passed away suddenly on July 16, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD on October 5, 1972, Jimmy was the son of Michele Taylor and the late James E. Duff, Sr. He worked in the construction trade and enjoyed riding motorcycles and being on the water. Those who knew him remember him as a "free spirit" and a very generous man. He was above all, a good father and a devoted...
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Donald L. "Don" Niehouse

October 20, 1939 - July 14, 2015

Donald L. (Don) Niehouse, 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 14, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Kansas City, MO on October 20, 1939, Don was the son of the late Louis and Ina Niehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Morse Code radio man on the carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, and retired as a plant manager, working in the plastics industry. He will be remembered as a man...
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Bonnie Agnes Weller

January 2, 1938 - July 12, 2015

Bonnie Agnes Weller, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 surrounded by her family in Quarryville, PA. She was born January 2, 1938 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Reese and Agnes Rowland Prewitt. Bonnie held several jobs throughout her life but was known for her painting and paper hanging business that she owned and operated. She had an extensive doll collection and...
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Katherine Bibik

November 14, 1924 - July 10, 2015

Katherine Bibik, 90, of Newark, DE, formerly of Fayetteville, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, July 10, 2015 at Somerford House and Place in Newark, DE. Born November 14, 1924 in Cooperstown, NY, Katherine was the daughter of the late Philip and Jennie Garitz. Katherine was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, NY and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years....
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Audrey Melissa Osborne

November 25, 1934 - July 10, 2015

Audrey Melissa Osborne, 80, of Rising Sun, MD went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 10, 2015. Born November 25, 1934 in Whiteford, MD, Audrey was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Elsie Mae (Bullen) Lloyd. She was a long-time member of Pleasant View Baptist Church where she participated in many activities for the church. Audrey loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending...
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Joyce Eshelman Tibbs

July 29, 1931 - July 10, 2015

Joyce Eshelman Tibbs, 83, of Nottingham, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on July 10, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice Eshelman. Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur R. Tibbs and her brother, Ray Eshelman. She was survived by her loving sister, Patricia Wiley of Nottingham, PA, and brothers: Barry of Rising Sun, MD, Jerry of Quarryville, PA,...
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Brian G. Lilly

February 10, 1970 - July 9, 2015

Brian G. Lilly, 45, of Earleville, MD passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Born February 10, 1970 in Wilmington, DE, Brian was the son of Gary K. and Elizabeth L. (MacDonald) Lilly. He was the Vice President of purchasing for Kenneth Lilly Fasteners, Inc. located in Newark, DE. Brian loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting waterfowl and deer and was a hunter with the Upper Bay Gun Club. He...
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Eugene "Gene" Armstrong Patterson

September 8, 1953 - July 6, 2015

Eugene Armstrong Patterson, 61, of Holtwood, PA passed away Monday, July 6, 2015. Born September 8, 1953 in Key West, FL, Gene was the son of the late Edward Everett and Dorothy A. (Brown) Patterson. Gene enjoyed building motorcycles and working on antique cars as well as going to antique car shows. He also enjoyed going to drag races; but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his...
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Phyllis Arlene Stoner

June 23, 1956 - July 4, 2015

Phyllis Arlene Stoner, 59, of Middletown, DE, passed away at home July 4, 2015. Born in Wilmington on June 23, 1956, Phyllis was the daughter of Anthony Peter (Bud) Ryan and the late Irene Dobrzynski Ryan. She worked as a data entry specialist and was also a graduate of the Wilmington School of Massage. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Earl Stoner of Middletown,...
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Jeffery H. Rase

August 28, 1960 - July 3, 2015

Jeffery Howard Rase, age 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born on August 28, 1960, in Woodbury, NJ to Martha Roman and the late Edward Wayne Rase. He was trained as an electrician and worked for several contractors, including Globe Electric, where he worked for 20 years, before settling in as an "Electrical Specialist" at...
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Paul S. Podolak

March 8, 1931 - July 3, 2015

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

March 11, 1939 - July 3, 2015

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

July 12, 1951 - June 29, 2015

Allen D. "Tommy" Thompson, age 63, of Wilmington DE, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born July 12, 1951 in Louisiana to the late Allen D., Sr. and Anna Weist Thompson. A welder by trade, Tommy specialized in fabricating machines from designs of the manufacturers that employed him. He loved the machinations of cars, and had several ongoing...
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Doris L. Sweetman

February 4, 1932 - June 26, 2015

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

January 20, 1975 - June 26, 2015

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

November 10, 1938 - June 26, 2015

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

October 3, 1956 - June 24, 2015

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

April 1, 1945 - June 23, 2015

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

November 14, 1932 - June 21, 2015

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

May 14, 1942 - June 20, 2015

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

September 12, 1947 - June 19, 2015

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

April 28, 1936 - June 18, 2015

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

December 9, 1949 - June 18, 2015

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

June 24, 1922 - June 18, 2015

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

May 21, 1918 - June 16, 2015

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

July 4, 1952 - June 15, 2015

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

August 13, 1929 - June 13, 2015

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

August 25, 1950 - June 9, 2015

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

July 12, 1941 - June 9, 2015

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

January 27, 1935 - June 9, 2015

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

May 29, 1938 - June 8, 2015

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

February 22, 1932 - June 8, 2015

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

January 4, 1966 - June 7, 2015

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

June 26, 1930 - June 2, 2015

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

January 3, 1931 - June 2, 2015

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

September 3, 1959 - June 2, 2015

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

April 22, 1993 - May 26, 2015

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

April 1, 1930 - May 24, 2015

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

November 15, 1955 - May 20, 2015

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

September 19, 1941 - May 19, 2015

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

March 30, 1953 - May 19, 2015

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

November 10, 1931 - May 18, 2015

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

August 15, 1949 - May 18, 2015

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

January 29, 1923 - May 15, 2015

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

October 14, 1929 - May 11, 2015

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

December 20, 1930 - May 11, 2015

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

January 27, 1933 - May 10, 2015

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

December 6, 1919 - May 8, 2015

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

February 28, 1942 - May 8, 2015

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

April 17, 1923 - May 8, 2015

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

August 27, 1954 - May 5, 2015

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

September 16, 1944 - May 5, 2015

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

January 14, 1974 - May 5, 2015

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

July 28, 1992 - May 3, 2015

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

August 17, 1938 - April 29, 2015

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

June 26, 1930 - April 29, 2015

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

October 11, 1987 - April 29, 2015

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

November 23, 1982 - April 25, 2015

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

January 26, 1922 - April 24, 2015

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

November 15, 1964 - April 23, 2015

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

January 26, 1952 - April 22, 2015

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

September 7, 1939 - April 19, 2015

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

April 16, 1930 - April 18, 2015

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

September 2, 1981 - April 17, 2015

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

January 30, 1929 - April 17, 2015

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

May 12, 1937 - April 11, 2015

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