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Our Obituaries

Timothy "Tim" Beecher Smith

July 2, 1940 - February 17, 2020

Timothy (Tim) B. Smith of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020. Tim was born on July 2, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Herbert and Virginia Smith. Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Connie Smith; daughter, Laura Steele and her fiancé, John Mucha; son, Todd Smith; grandchildren: Emma and Colin Steele and sister, Penny O'Donnell and her husband Patrick...
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Richard Thomas Unger, Jr.

June 6, 1947 - February 16, 2020

Richard Thomas Unger, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD was surrounded by his loving family when he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born in Joliet, IL on June 6, 1947 to Richard T. Unger, Sr. and Ellen Mary Ann (Dechanso) Unger. Richard graduated from Nathan Hall High School in 1965 and went on to earn bachelor's degree in Business Management in 1969 from the University of...
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Donald Lee Muyskens

March 16, 1939 - February 15, 2020

Donald "Don" Lee Muyskens of North East, MD, age 80, went to join the Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born in Zeeland, MI on March 16, 1939 to the late Peter J. Muyskens and Bernice Lucille (De Ruse) Muyskens. Don's passion for trains began as a young boy, and later became his career. After serving in the Army, he became an electrician's apprentice for the ATSF Railroad and...
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John (Jack) I. Haas

June 23, 1926 - February 13, 2020

John (Jack) Irvin Haas of Newark, DE, age 93, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Jack was born on June 23, 1926 in Shamokin, PA to the late John Jacob Haas and Florence Moyer Haas. Jack was a 1944 graduate of Shamokin High School. He proudly served his country during World War II immediately following his graduation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served first with the 45th...
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Norma J. Schuyler

January 3, 1937 - February 12, 2020

Norma J. (Laws) Schuyler of Lewes, DE, age 83, joined her husband, Pete Schuyler, in eternal rest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Norma was born on January 3, 1937, in Glasgow, DE, to the late Julian Laws and Flora (Rickards) Laws. Norma, better known as Snooks, was a Newark High School 1954 graduate and attended monthly lunches with the Newark High Alumni Southern Lunch Bunch. She worked...
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Wallace J. Brown

September 2, 1924 - February 12, 2020

Wallace J. Brown, age 95, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was the last civil service Fire Chief of the Yonkers, New York Fire Department. Wallace proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII at Peleliu. GRANDPA WONDERFUL.
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Norma Lucille Eller

July 31, 1932 - February 11, 2020

Norma Lucille Eller, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born on July 31, 1932 to the late Ruffin and Elizabeth (Lions) Kennedy. Norma was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church for many years, where she enjoyed spending her time. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed reading books in her free time. Norma loved spending time in the kitchen...
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Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow

March 14, 1934 - February 9, 2020

Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1934 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Robert M. Ernest and Pearl (Applegate) Ernest. Penny grew up in Brigantine, New Jersey where she developed her love for the ocean. After graduating from the Atlantic City High School, she moved to Newark, Delaware to attend the University of...
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Diane Marie Arcidiacono

December 9, 1954 - February 8, 2020

Diane Marie Arcidiacono, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away while surrounded by family on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was born on December 9, 1954 in Wilmington, DE to the late Frank William Taylor, Sr. and Catherine E. (Embert) Taylor. Diane pursued her dream of becoming an RN and continued with her career for 43 years. She worked in several hospitals and eventually transitioned into...
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Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond

February 13, 1926 - February 7, 2020

Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond, of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. She was born in Onley, VA on February 13, 1926 to the late William Samuel Walker and Ernestine (Hargis) Plank. Fran worked for DuPont for 30 years before her retirement. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Union Hospital where she worked in the "Good-as-New-Shop" and gift shop...
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Evelyn Kirn

September 15, 1933 - February 5, 2020

Evelyn E. Kirn, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. She was born on September 15, 1933 in Newport, DE to the late Edward Ogden Thompson and Hannah Elizabeth (Riale) Thompson. Evelyn worked in the cafeteria for the Newark School District. Her greatest enjoyment was raising and being with her family. She enjoyed taking day trips with her husband to Longwood Gardens...
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David Lee Blevins

July 1, 1956 - February 5, 2020

David Lee Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 63, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The son of the late John and Lorraine (Starkey) Blevins, he was born on July 1, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD. David worked as an assembler with General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement. A hard worker and loving father, he liked to keep busy, was good with his hands and often could be found...
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Charles "Danny" Gwaltney, Sr.

September 6, 1954 - February 1, 2020

Charles "Danny" Daniel Gwaltney, Sr., age 65, of Earlville, MD passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Rising Sun, MD to the late William Bryant Gwaltney, Sr. and Rose Marie (Moore) Gwaltney. Danny was a member of the Wards Hill Baptist Church in Warwick, MD for over 30 years. Danny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diana Gwaltney; daughter, Amy...
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Cora Elaine Morse

February 3, 1955 - January 30, 2020

Cora E. (Odom) Morse, age 64, of Galveston, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Laurel, MS on February 3, 1955 to the late Mack Odom and Melba (Turner) Odom. Cora grew up in Texas City, TX with her high school sweetheart and husband, Paul. They traveled the world for twenty years living in many different places such as, Hawaii, Greece...
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Helen Wilson Caleb

September 3, 1934 - January 28, 2020

Helen Wilson Caleb, formerly Taylor, of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 3, 1934 to the late Elmer Wilson and Daisy (Reid) Wilson. Helen was a charter member of the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687. She was actively involved with the VFW, holding various offices, before falling ill. Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United...
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Bessie Josephine Schiller

December 21, 1923 - January 27, 2020

Bessie Josephine Schiller, age 96, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. She was born on December 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, to Steven Stejskal from Prostov, Czechoslovkia and Emily (Kucera) Stejskal from Srbce, Czechoslovkia. She grew up on her family's farm in Silverhill, Alabama, joined the family business "Steve's...
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Catherine Anna Chapman

September 5, 1928 - January 27, 2020

Catherine Anna Chapman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1928 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Harry Wilbur Reider and Bessie Nicholina (Berreker) Reider. Catherine worked as a seamstress and cashier at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and also worked in the cafeteria at Rising Sun Elementary School for many years. She attended the...
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Alice Mary Swyka

October 22, 1925 - January 26, 2020

Alice M Swyka, age 94, of Smyrna, DE passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1925 in Glassport, PA to the late August John Quering and Blanche (Konat) Quering. Alice's hometown was Glassport, PA. She was an awesome cook, and made specialty pies including apple, coconut cream, and blackberry. Alice loved reading literature, especially the newspaper. Alice also enjoyed...
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Mark Edward Varites

February 6, 1942 - January 24, 2020

Mark E. Varites, age 77, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Mark was born on February 6, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Edward Varites and Catherine (Lorenc) Varites. Mark spent the majority of his career working at the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Baltimore as a Terminal Manager in the automotive industry. He was a diehard NY Giants fan. He held Giants season...
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Domenico a k.a.Dominick a.k.a Mimmo Grigoli

May 19, 1956 - January 23, 2020

Domenico Grigoli, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Domenico was born on May 19, 1956 in Carini, Palermo, Italy to the late Antonino Grigoli and Giacoma Mannino. Domenico was a very proud business man, owner of Domenick's Pizza. He opened over 10-12 restaurants throughout his life. Being a self-made man who built his businesses from nothing, providing for his...
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Kathleen Faunce

March 24, 1959 - January 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Faunce, age 60, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 23, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Ann Witucki (Mohan) and the late Don Witucki. Kathleen was a school teacher for most of her life and taught grades K through 8. She also had a passionate love for animals. In addition to the goats on her goat farm, Kathleen raised dogs, chickens, birds, horses,...
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Richard "Dick" Allen

September 20, 1943 - January 21, 2020

Richard L. "Dick" Allen of Newark, DE, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Dick was born on September 20, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Henry Allen Sr. and Mildred Ruth (Clemens) Allen. Dick worked for Acme for over 40 years and also worked part time at Berrodin Auto Parts as well as bartended for 40 years. He loved animals and loved to sing. He also enjoyed...
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Dominick Lobas

January 26, 1925 - January 21, 2020

Dominick Lobas, age 94, of North East, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was born on January 26, 1925 in O'Toole, WV to the late Joseph and Mary (Mele) Lobas. Dominick was a proud United States Army soldier who served during WWll. He was in the first wave of many battles including: North Africa, France, D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy, Germany, Central Europe, and Italy. He...
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Carolyn Ann Waltz

December 1, 1942 - January 17, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Ann Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 17, 2020. She was born in Baltimore, MD on December 01, 1942 to the late Alexander Feher and Reda Pauline (Croucher) Feher. Carolyn taught for 41 years at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She served as Professor, Academic Dean, and director of International Affairs for several years. In...
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Sandra Susan Gehron

October 22, 1956 - January 15, 2020

Sandra Susan Gehron, age 63, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1956 in Lancaster, PA to the late Clay Adams and Elsie R. Gehron. Sandra spent all of her free time with her children and grandchildren. In her free time, she loved searching for arrow heads and has collected many over the years. Sandra is survived by her sons: Jeremy Temple and Adam...
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Elizabeth Ann Burton

February 4, 1934 - January 15, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Burton, "Betty", age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on February 4, 1934 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Amos Hollis Harlan and Helen A. (Singleton) Harlan. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary in Rising Sun, MD. She enjoyed going fishing, crocheting, challenging herself with word searches, and gardening flowers....
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Franklin D. Arthur

July 24, 1933 - January 12, 2020

Franklin D. Arthur, age 86, of Elkton, MD passed away January 12, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Powellton, WV to the late William and Vivian Arthur. Frank served our country in the United States Army 101st during the Korean War, where he drove for the General. During his professional career, he was involved in general contracting and learned many trades, including carpentry, plumbing,...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Davis, Sr.

April 12, 1944 - January 11, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" Michael Davis, age 75, of Bowie, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 1944 to the late Richard C. Davis and Margaret Davis. Kenny enjoyed boating and was involved with helping hands food ministry. He treated his church community like his own family. Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joann Davis;...
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Betty M. Dye

December 19, 1941 - January 7, 2020

Betty M. Dye, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Oxford, PA on December 19, 1941 to the late Ambrose Estel Keys, Sr. and Bessie May (Hall) Keys. Betty enjoyed cosmetology and served the community by teaching at Rochelle's School of Cosmetology in Elkton, MD. She was an active member of the North East Lions Club for many years. Betty had a...
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Freda Mae Fell

March 11, 1933 - January 7, 2020

Freda Mae Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Troy, WV on March 11, 1933 to the late Roscoe L. Peters and Thelma L. (Sleeth) Peters. Freda received her Bachelor's degree from Glenville State College in WV. She then received her Master's Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Freda taught business classes at North East High...
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Mark A. Jenkins

March 2, 1970 - January 4, 2020

Mark A. Jenkins, age 49, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was born on March 2,1970 in Elkton, MD to Sherrie Lynn Wimmer and the late George Ambrose Jenkins. Mark served our United States Military in the Navy from 1990-1993 on the U.S.S. Saratoga, and was always proud to be a military veteran. He worked at W.L. Gore as a Project Leader. During his free time, Mark...
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Doris Daniel

May 18, 1938 - January 3, 2020

Doris G. Daniel, age 81, of Towson, MD, passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020. She was born in Marion, VA on May 18, 1938 to the late Rev. Eugene Goodman and Helen P. (Parris) Goodman. Doris is survived by her three sons: Howard (Wanda) Edmondson, Christopher (Sue) Edmonson, and Michael Daniel; two daughters: Sandra (Chuck) Wieprecht and Mary Ann (Jack) Luna; eight grandchildren and four...
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Edla Marie Godfrey

January 3, 2020

(Edla) Marie Thielman Godfrey of Newark, DE, age 84, died Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born in Philadelphia in 1935 to the late Joseph A. and Edith McDonald Thielman, native Delawareans. Marie grew up in Mt. Airy, attended Henry H. Houston Elem., Roosevelt Jr. High, Germantown High, and the University of Delaware (her father's Alma Mater). In high school she was the Sports writer then Editor...
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Albert "Bert" Gerald Van Dyke

September 22, 1956 - January 2, 2020

Albert "Bert" Gerald VanDyke of Charlestown, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born September 22, 1956 in Chateauroux, France to the late John and Andree VanDyke. Bert enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends at the Wellwood and hosting parties on his private beach. He was an avid fan of Pink Floyd, and was able to see them in concert with this family. Bert enjoyed...
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Martha Daisy Gravenor

February 27, 1928 - December 30, 2019

Martha Gravenor, age 91, from Hartly, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Martha was born on February 27, 1928 in Clayton, DE to the late Ernest Wyatt and Martha Elizabeth (Caroll) Pusey. Martha worked for Woolworths for 25 years until it closed and then worked at Cannons Baking Store where she picked up her love of baking and decorating cakes for friends and making candy. She also...
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Jean Elizabeth Thorpe

June 9, 1926 - December 30, 2019

Jean Elizabeth Thorpe, age 93, of Dover, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Jean was born on June 9, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lawrence Murray and Elizabeth (Brown) Murray. Jean was a dedicated wife and a very caring, yet stern, mother. She loved family gatherings, especially going to the beach. Some of the things she loved doing was needle point, word find puzzles, puzzles and...
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Charles "Chappy" Saxton, Jr.

May 6, 1965 - December 29, 2019

Charles "Chappy" P. Saxton, Jr., age 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on May 6, 1965 to Charles P. and Patricia A. Saxton. In addition to his parents, Chappy is survived by his son, Chad A. Saxton of Newark, DE; two daughters: Amanda N. Conte of Wilmington, DE and Abigail E. Saxton of Chesapeake City,...
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Fay Ann Woollen

July 4, 1931 - December 29, 2019

Fay Ann Woollen, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born on July 04, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Edgar Prices Rhoades and Violet Ann (Lloyd) Smith. Fay worked as an IBM Operator. She was an avid reader, who had her own library. Fay will be remembered by her cooking, in particular, her homemade macaroni and cheese, and roast beef with potatoes and...
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Linda Gill Wade

May 20, 1945 - December 29, 2019

Linda Gill Wade, age 74, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Oxford, PA. She was born on May 20,1945, in Phoenixville, PA, to the late Wilbur F. Gill and Florence (Powell) Gill. Linda was full of life and loved sharing her optimism and fun spirit with everyone. She worked as a Teacher and Assistant Principal with Cecil County Public Schools for...
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Jamison Ray Russell, "Jamie"

November 28, 1985 - December 28, 2019

Jamison Ray Russell, "Jamie", age 34, of New Castle, DE passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born on November 28, 1985 in Havre De Grace, MD to Ellen L. (Feazelle) Russell and the late James E. Russell, Jr. Jamie attended Elkton High School. He loved tattoos and found them to be a unique form of art. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore...
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Frances Tart Allen

March 11, 1943 - December 26, 2019

Frances Tart Allen, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 26, 2019. She was born on March 11, 1943 in Dunn, NC to the late Gertrude (Pollard) and Paul Hood Tart. Frances was an avid bowler throughout her entire life. In addition to being a home maker, she worked 13 years for Cecil County Public Schools in the cafeteria. Frances enjoyed knitting. Her family also knew that she loved...
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Patricia Alberta Loveless

February 11, 1954 - December 24, 2019

Patricia (Boivin) Loveless born on 02-11-1954 in Michigan. She lived most of her life on the east coast of the United States. St. Albans Vermont was her childhood home. She called Elkton Maryland home for quite some time in her adult life. She was also there when she passed away on 12-24-2019. She was surrounded by family and friends when she passed. I never thought that writing an obituary would...
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Wilma Sue Stelmack

October 16, 1934 - December 23, 2019

Wilma Sue Stelmack, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1934 in Monroe County, TN to the late Fred Teague and Pauline (Waters) Teague. Sue worked in Gastonia, NC as an Operator for AT&T Telephone Company. She enjoyed shopping and traveling. Sue traveled to Europe countless times, Africa, Asia, South America, and Mediterranean cruises. Altogether, Sue...
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Eugene "Gene" Varner

December 13, 1932 - December 22, 2019

Eugene "Gene" L. Varner, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was born on December 13, 1932 in Lewistown, PA to the late Willard H. Varner and Della E. (Kennedy) Varner. Gene enjoyed being outdoors working in the garden and landscaping. In his free time, he enjoyed watching football and his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburg Steelers. Gene was an...
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Robert Truxton Poffenberger, Sr.

September 12, 1934 - December 21, 2019

Robert Truxton Poffenberger, Sr., age 85, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on September 12, 1934 to the late David deClifford Poffenberger and Belinda Wright (Boyce) Poffenberger. Robert often talked about growing up in Newark and was a long time member of the Elkton Church of God. He worked for Chrysler for many years before his retirement...
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Jerome Ragland West, "Jerry"

September 7, 1946 - December 19, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Ragland West, age 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019. Jerry was born in Wilmington, DE on September 7, 1946 to the late Duncan West and Rose (Ragland) West. Jerry served in the U.S. Army and later worked at Pathmark for 20 plus years. He enjoyed taking time for himself and going on walks. His favorite thing he loved doing was socializing with the...
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James Bedford Stamatoff

January 31, 1946 - December 19, 2019

James Bedford Stamatoff (Jim), 73, died at home in Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and their three children. Jim was a physicist who began his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. He had a long-accomplished career with Bell Labs, Celanese, Hoechst Celanese, and Corning Incorporated. He...
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Torrence "Tod" Young

January 3, 1948 - December 18, 2019

Torrence "Tod" Davis Young, age 71, of Perryville, MD lost his 6-month battle to sarcoma cancer on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1948 in Wilmington, DE to the late Warren E. Young and Rosalie (Fridel) Young. Tod began work as a computer programmer for Thiokol, which became Orbital ATK, until his retirement in 2015. He enjoyed spending time on...
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Stephen Budney

December 18, 1952 - December 17, 2019

Stephen Budney, age 66, of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Wilmington, DE on December 18, 1952 to the late Bernard Budney and Dolores (Bufano) Budney. Stephen worked and retired from Chrysler and was a proud UAW member. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and loved his cars too. One of his favorite things was talking and socializing with family...
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Christina Reiff

June 28, 1987 - December 16, 2019

Christina "Chrissy" Ellen Reiff, age 32, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 after a long illness. She was born in Baltimore, MD on June 28, 1987 to Cassandra (Milburn) Taylor and the late Gary Emmerson Reiff. Chrissy was a straight forward and honest person who told you like it was. She was boy crazy and loved flirting with the doctors. Chrissy would always go around saying "You Gotta...
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Linda Colbert

October 20, 1953 - December 11, 2019

Linda Christine Colbert, age 66, of Elkton, MD passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany to the late William E. Conard and Anna Louise (Feller) Conard. Linda was a Certified Medical Technician. She became an FTD Master Designer, where she was the second in the state of Iowa. Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charles City, Iowa. She had a...
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Otis Grazier, Jr.

September 29, 1946 - December 10, 2019

Otis Grazier, Jr. age 73 of Elkton, MD and formerly of Newport News, VA, passed away on December 10, 2019. He was born on September 29, 1946 in Newport News, VA to the late Otis Grazier, Sr. and Pauline (Taylor) Grazier. Otis graduated from Huntington High School in Newport News, VA in 1964. After graduation, he attended Prince Georges Community College where he achieved his Associates Degree...
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Mary Biggs

March 25, 1924 - December 5, 2019

Mary Florence Biggs, known as "Flossie", of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Flossie was born on March 25, 1924 in Zion, MD to the late James Bradford and Rose Isabell Williams. Flossie is survived by her son, Albert Biggs Jr. and his wife Sue; daughter, Marie Sherrard and her husband James; son, Joseph Biggs Sr. and his wife Gina; grandchildren: Albie Biggs III,...
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Judith Cucinotta

August 29, 1946 - December 5, 2019

Judith G. Cucinotta, age 73, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was born on August 29,1946 in Belton, TX to the late Edward Lee Williams and Alice Lillian (Maynard) Williams. Judith was an Adult Elder foster care provider for 20 years, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and Civil Air Patrol Leader. She was a member of the Bridge Baptist Church, which is now the Oasis Baptist Church. During...
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Ballard Howell

May 13, 1940 - December 5, 2019

Ballard Lee Howell, 79, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home surrounded by family, following a period of declining health. Born on May, 13, 1940 in Pikeville, KY, he was the oldest child of Levi Howell and Amy Tackett Howell. She passed away when he was a small child. Ballard married his high school sweetheart, R. Kay Reed, and they lived "happily ever...
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Emma Arline Hayes

November 21, 1940 - December 4, 2019

Emma Arline Hayes of Elkton, MD, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1940 in Port Deposit, MD to the late Freel Hampton Hayes and Frances Virginia (McCloud) Hayes. Emma was a lifelong resident of Cecil County, graduated from Perryville High School in 1958, and went on to attend Cecil County Community College. Emma was a very...
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Noble "Frank" Cahall III

November 30, 1967 - December 3, 2019

Noble "Frank" Franklin Cahall III of Newark, DE, age 52, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 30, 1967 to Catherine Ann (Goodchild) Coe and the late Noble Franklin Cahall, Jr. Frank grew up with family members who were mechanics and found an interest in transmissions. He started building transmissions as a side job, which evolved in to his own business....
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Lou Hoffman

July 21, 1957 - December 2, 2019

Lou Hoffman of Lincoln University, PA, age 62, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. Lou was born on July 21, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Betty (née Thompson) and Walter Logan. Lou was a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. After a rewarding career at DuPont, she decided to devote her time to being a stay-at-home mother to her two...
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Ann Ferry

November 4, 1924 - December 1, 2019

Ann Marie Ferry, age 95 of Newark, Delaware, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Ann was born on November 4, 1924 in Miami, Florida to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Bowe) Knowles. Ann was a great lady and polite individual. She was well liked by all and will be remembered for her kind soul. Her late husband, Robert Leo Ferry, Sr. founded Rent It, Inc., which was Delaware's first rental...
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Retha D. Simmons

May 17, 1930 - December 1, 2019

Retha D. Simmons, age 89, of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born in West Jefferson, NC on May 17, 1930 to the late Allie Osborne. Retha enjoyed her nursing career many years ago. She was a musician who played guitar and loved to sing. Retha was a member of the Elkton Church of God, as a part of being a church member she would go to nursing homes and sing. During...
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Raymond Kennard

September 10, 1926 - December 1, 2019

Raymond S. Kennard (Bud), age 93 of Newark, DE passed away at his home of 55 years on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 10, 1926 at home in Newark, DE to the late Charles E. and Hazel Kennedy Kennard. After graduating from Newark High School in 1944 Bud joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, he attended the University of...
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Kenneth Rash

August 9, 1934 - December 1, 2019

Kenneth Rash of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Kenneth was born on August 9, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Brack and Luna Rash. Mr. Rash was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware in Newark, DE and while he was in college he joined the U.S. Marine Reserves. He was the middle child of eight and was born at home in Landenberg, PA. At age...
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Robert Edward Boutin, Jr.

February 21, 1956 - November 28, 2019

Robert Edward "Bob" Boutin Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a 3 ½ year fight with ALS. Robert was born in Wilmington, DE on February 21, 1956 to Sarah Ann (Yedinak) Boutin and the late Robert Edward Boutin Sr. Bob loved spending time in the outdoors, especially crabbing, fishing, hunting and boating. He was a real handyman, always willing to help out...
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Mark A. Durrell

December 26, 1964 - November 27, 2019

Mark Durrell of Newark, DE, age 54, "Superman" has succumbed to his Kryptonite on Wednesday November, 27, 2019. Mark was born on December 26, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph Durrell II. Mark attended Newark High School and went on to help his dad with the family businesses, Durrell Sandblasting & Painting and Friendly Oil Company, then took ownership of the family businesses after...
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Elinor "Miss Ellie" Jenkins

April 26, 1945 - November 26, 2019

Elinor Anne Jenkins, age 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019. She was born on April 26, 1945 in West Grove, PA to the late Charlotte Addie Woollens (West) and Thomas G. Jenkins. Elinor was a kind-hearted, generous, and loving woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was especially close to her daughter and grandson, whom both love her more than all...
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Clint Corder

March 7, 1963 - November 26, 2019

George "Clint" Corder of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away on November 26, 2019. Clint was born March 7, 1963 in Long Branch, NJ to the late George Ray Corder and Peggy A. (Collins) Roberts. Clint worked for Chrysler for over 20 years. Clint had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a real ladies man (in his own mind) and a self-professed mama's boy. Clint was an avid...
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David Brookens III

July 3, 1992 - November 22, 2019

David Irvin Brookens III, age 27, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019. He was born in Newark, DE on July 3, 1992 to Barbara Ruth Riley Brookens and the late David Irvin Brookens, Jr. David liked being outdoors enjoying nature. During his free time he loved going fishing and crabbing with his father. David took so much pride in being co-founder of Junk Bee Gone, the business he and his...
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Michael John Wetsel

July 25, 1979 - November 19, 2019

Michael "Mike" Wetsel of Elkton, MD, age 40, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Mike was born on July 25, 1979 in Chester, PA to James and Linda Wetsel. Mike was a commercial truck driver of Evoqua Water Technologies. He loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and played baseball and coached for the Elkton Little League and Select Travel Baseball for his son. Mike enjoyed going to Bethany...
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Franklin Dempsey "Pete" Hughart

January 8, 1959 - November 19, 2019

Franklin "Pete" Dempsey Hughart of Elkton, MD, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Frank was born on January 8, 1959 in Summersville, WV to Frances Lee Hughart and the late Dempsey Samuel Hughart. Pete was a supervisor at FedEx. He was very outgoing and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandkids as they were growing up. Pete was a hunter and loved hunting deer...
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Susan E. Richards

July 23, 1950 - November 19, 2019

Susan Richards of Wilmington, DE, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on July 23, 1950 in Vienna, VA to the late George and Helen Thomas. Susan earned her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Political Institutes and Weidner University then went on to work as a paralegal for 25 years. She was a Vista Volunteer and also volunteered teaching English to grade schoolers....
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Dorothy "Dottie" Rodgers Mears

April 18, 1943 - November 16, 2019

Dorothy "Dottie" Rodgers Mears, aged 76, of Elkton, MD passed away November 16, 2019. She was born on April 18, 1943 to the late Marion W. Rodgers and Lillian Rodgers (Dunbar) of Wilmington, DE. Dottie graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1961. Dottie went on to receive her BA at Endicott Junior College in Massachusetts. Dottie worked and retired as an executive secretary for E. I....
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Marian Elizabeth Hubbard

April 24, 1954 - November 16, 2019

Marian Elizabeth Hubbard, age 65 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 16, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1954 in Norwood, Pennsylvania to Richard Hubbard and Irma Hubbard. Marian grew up in Levittown, PA where she established her lifelong love of dogs; Marian had dogs her whole life. She graduated in 1972 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, PA. Marian became interested in fashion...
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Mary Fleming

April 11, 1934 - November 14, 2019

Mary Barnett Fleming, age 85 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 14, 2019. She was born on April 11, 1934 in Riverview, Virginia to John Blaine Salyer and Blanche Ann (Stanley) Salyer. Mary was completely devoted to her family. When it was someone's birthday, she was known to call them and not only wish them a Happy Birthday, but sing to them! She enjoyed spending time with all of her...
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Virginia "Ginny" Argo

November 21, 1926 - November 11, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" Argo (Taylor) of Bear, DE, age 92, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1926 in Galena, MD to the late Harry S. Taylor and Dorothy S. Taylor (Haley). Virginia spent her life taking care of house and home as a homemaker, she especially dedicated her life and love to her husband and children. They spent family trips in the summer going camping to...
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Paul Thompson

July 8, 1961 - November 6, 2019

Paul Lee Thompson of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at the age of 58. Paul was born on July 8, 1961 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Roy Ernest Thompson and Joyce Edith (Kelly) Thompson. Paul was a member of Gateway Baptist church in Rising Sun, MD. A fan of many sports, Paul enjoyed watching the Baltimore Ravens, WWE Wrestling and his favorite Nascar driver Jeff...
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Edward Kane

February 27, 1948 - November 3, 2019

Edward "Ed" Paul Kane of Elkton, MD, age 71, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on February 27, 1948 to the late Edward Paul Kane and Katherine (Jones) Kane. Ed was a 1966 graduate of Conrad High School. From April 1968 he served with the 101st Airborne and was on active duty in Viet Nam from November 1968 to November 1969. He was awarded...
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James "Jimmy" Holley

May 1, 1948 - November 1, 2019

James "Jimmy" Alford Holley, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away November 1, 2019. He was born May 1, 1948 in Fort Pierce, Florida to the late Louis Durbin and Susan Nancy (Futch) Durbin. Jimmy was a very honest and straight forward man who would give you the shirt off his back. He operated heavy equipment and was a member of the UAW Local 37 of Baltimore, MD. Jimmy was a Vietnam veteran...
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Thomas Frederick Rogers

September 25, 1966 - November 1, 2019

Thomas "Tom" Rogers, age 53 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2019. He was born on September 25, 1966 in Elkton, MD to Thomas Frederick Rogers, Sr. and Logean Elizabeth Rogers. Tom was a family man and a memorable community man. He enjoyed cooking soups and loved to go fishing with his family. He owned an auto mechanics shop in Rising Sun called Sunshine Auto. Tom...
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Harold Wilken Crossan

January 16, 1927 - November 1, 2019

Harold Wilken "Skip" Crossan, 92 of Newark, DE, died November 1, 2019. Skip was born January 16, 1927 in West Grove, PA, a son of Thomas Roland Crossan, Sr. and Emma Margaret Burns. His paternal grandparents were Thomas Wilken Crossan and Drusilla Strickland; his maternal grandparents were Benjamin Burns, Sr. and Eliza Jane Kelley. Skip was raised near Kemblesville, PA, where he lived and...
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Shania Marie Watson

June 6, 2013 - October 28, 2019

Shania "Sunshine" Marie Watson, age 6, of Clearfield, PA passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born on June 6, 2013 in Newark, DE to Ashley Hedrick of Wilmington, DE and Mark Watson of Wilmington, DE. Shania attended first grade at Clearfield Elementary School in Clearfield, PA. She was full of life, could light up a room with her glowing personality and always had a smile on her...
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David Boyd Kegley

January 12, 1959 - October 27, 2019

David Boyd Kegley, 60 years old, of Fair Hill, Maryland, passed away on October 27, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. David was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Martha Clark (Bainbridge) and Boyd T. Kegley on January 12, 1959. He went to school in Harford County, where he earned his GED before studying Business at Wilmington, Delaware. He married Darlene Sue Kegley (Woods) on May 27, 1982 in Elkton,...
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Christopher David Gilley

October 25, 1977 - October 26, 2019

Christopher David Gilley, age 42, of Newark, DE passed away October 26, 2019. He was born October 25, 1977 in Havre de Grace, MD to the Sharon Denise Jadwin and the late David Allen Gilley. Christopher was a smart, intelligent, and beautiful person who loved his family. He had a passion for writing, which included spiritual poems. Christopher loved music, particularly electronic/bass and rock...
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Joseph Joy

March 3, 1964 - October 26, 2019

Joseph "Joe" R. Joy of Elkton, MD, age 55 passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 3,1964 to the late Joseph R. Joy and Roberta T. (Toughill) Joy. Joe was in Pest control for 35 years. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his favorite teams Alabama Crimson Tide, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Nationals. During his free time, Joe...
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Mary Ann Brown

August 14, 1947 - October 25, 2019

Mary Ann Brown, a longtime resident of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 72. Born in Welch, West Virginia, on August 14, 1947, Mary Ann grew up in Seltzer City, PA, and Newark, DE. She attended Holy Angles School, Corpus Christi High School, and the University of Delaware, where she received her BS in medical technology. She began her career at the Wilmington...
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Austin Cole Ellis

April 14, 1993 - October 23, 2019

Austin Cole Ellis, age 26 of Rising Sun, MD passed away in his home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Born on April 14, 1993 in Newark, DE, he was the son to Bill Ellis and Jessica Crook. Austin enjoyed skateboarding, playing darts and painting. He loved animals and listening to music. During the 6 years Austin lived in West Palm Beach, FL working as a waiter/bartender, he would often go scuba...
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David Keithley

September 15, 1958 - October 21, 2019

David Keithley David B. Keithley, "Catfish" went to join our Lord on Monday, October 21, 2019. Dave was born in St. Augustine, FL. On September 15, 1958 to Donald A. and Frances V. Keithley. Dave was employed as a drywall installer. He is survived by his parents: Donald and Frances Keithley, of Street, MD; brothers: Jeffery Keithley and his wife, Josephine of Conowingo, MD and Brian...
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Lois Reed

February 23, 1927 - October 21, 2019

Lois M. Reed, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on February 23, 1927 in Glasgow, DE to the late Norman Charles George and Nettie Belle (Hallabaugh) George. Lois grew up on a farm with a large and loving family. She was the youngest of 12 children and had an identical twin sister. Lois enjoyed a vast variety of activities such as growing flowers in her...
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Mary Evelyn Kerns

October 8, 1921 - October 21, 2019

Mary Evelyn Kerns, age 98 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on October 8, 1921 in Trade City, PA to the late Irvin Earl Best and Mary Elsie (Spotswood) Best. Mary Evelyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1938 before going to nursing school and joining the US Army Nurse Corps at the beginning of World War II. At the conclusion...
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John Edward Lyon

April 11, 1952 - October 19, 2019

John Edward Lyon, age 67 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1952 in Elkton, MD to the late Thompson Archer Lyon and Mabel Patricia (Thorton) Lyon. John was cherished by his family, friends, neighbors, and customers of his own landscaping business, some of which he had for years. He enjoyed playing...
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Jeanette Simon

May 2, 1927 - October 18, 2019

Jeanette C Simon (05/02/1927 – 10/18/2019) a mother, wife, MomMom to others and Gigi to a handful passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. After working a career and retiring, Jeanette always enjoyed the small pleasures in life: cooking and baking for her family, attending church services, spending time with her family, reading a good book, doing crossword...
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Marilyn "Lynn" B. Scarbath

December 17, 1931 - October 18, 2019

Lynn Scarbath was born on December 17, 1931 in a Philadelphia, PA hospital. Her parents were Thomas Harold Brown and Anna C. Schramm Brown. Lynn is survived by a brother, Elmer Ellsworth Brown (wife, Erma). She lived at Cedar Farm, Calvert Road, Rising Sun, MD for many years, attending Calvert Elementary School. During WWII, Lynn spent the school years in Miami, Florida attending Robert E....
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Elizabeth "Betty" Telenczak

September 2, 1927 - October 16, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Telenczak of Glen Mills, PA, age 92, went to join her husband and the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The daughter of Eugene F. Ward and Sarah E. (Russell) Ward, she was born on September 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Betty is survived by her son, Michael Telenczak and his wife, Mercy, and three grandchildren: Stephen Telenczak, Charlotte Groves and Sarah Groves. In...
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Geneva Mae Gardner

January 18, 1927 - October 12, 2019

Geneva Mae Gardner of Newark, DE, age 92, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born in Bismarck, N. Dakota on January 18, 1927 to Wilbur H. Nelson and Sylvia J. (Loux) Nelson (later Gilbert). Geneva grew up during the depression and her family (headed by step father Amos P. Gilbert) moved extensively throughout the western and southern states, before settling in Hillsboro IL....
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Marie Murray

June 1, 1917 - October 8, 2019

Marie Murray of Wilmington, DE, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born in Iron Hill, MD on June 1, 1917 to the late John L. Slack and Anna R. (Major) Slack. Marie graduated from Newark High School in 1935 and later graduated from Goldey Beacon College with her Associates Degree. In her free time she enjoyed gardening flowers and reading novels. Marie had a love for...
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Charlie Christopher

February 9, 1981 - October 5, 2019

Charles Christopher, age 38 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 5, 2019. He was born on February 9, 1981 in Reading, PA to Karen (Reider) Christopher and the late Charles J. Christopher. Charlie was full of life and was a warm hearted, kind person. He made friends with everyone he met and lit up the room with his infectious smile. Charlie had a funny and goofy sense of humor, which kept his...
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Richard "Dick" Richardson

October 15, 1944 - October 2, 2019

Richard "Dick" Benson Richardson of Rising Sun, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on October 15, 1944 to the late Herbert C. Richardson, Sr. and Alice Jeanette (Burkins) Richardson. A Vietnam veteran, Dick proudly served the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany. He was a member of the VFW Post 465 and American Legion Post 194, both in Rising Sun, also...
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Charles M. Gibb, Jr.

August 19, 1948 - September 30, 2019

Charles "Charlie" M. Gibb Jr., age 71, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 19, 1948 to the late Charles M. Gibb Sr. and Mary E. (Wilson) Gibb. A lifelong Newark residence, Charlie graduated from Newark High School in 1967 and went on to proudly serve 6 years in the U.S. Navy. He also served an additional 5 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He...
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Ronald Ewart Black

July 22, 1929 - September 30, 2019

Ronald Ewart Black Ronald Ewart Black, age 90 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 29, 2019. He was born on July 22, 1929 in Burlington, NC to the late Paul Ritchie Black and Thames (Apple) Black. Ronald graduated from Elon High School in North Carolina and later studied at Elon College where he received his AB degree. He furthered his education by obtaining his Master's Degree in...
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Robert Bob Erdman, Jr.

March 21, 1939 - September 28, 2019

Robert Forrest Erdman, Jr. "Bob", age 80 of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1939 in Coatsville, PA to the late Robert Forrest Erdman, Sr. and Martha (Morgan) Erdman. Bob was a simple man who lived a simple life. He was a life-long boater who loved being on the water. His favorite bodies of water were the Chesapeake Bay and the North East...
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Anna Martin

September 22, 1943 - September 27, 2019

Anna "Judy" Loise Martin age 76 of Mulberry, FL, formally of Elkton, MD, died peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019 with her loving husband, Ronald by her side. The daughter of Henry and Agnes (Tharpe) O'Neal, Anna was born in Middletown, DE on September 22, 1943. Anna retired from Cecil County Roads Department in 2012 after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Elkton...
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