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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.

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Our Obituaries

Zelda Irene Whiteside

March 20, 1927 - May 27, 2020

Zelda Irene Whiteside of Elkton, MD, age 93, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Zelda was born on March 20, 1927 in Elkton, MD to the late Howard Simpson and Katherine (Underwood) Rigg. Zelda was born and raised in Elkton, MD. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed western books. She also enjoyed listening to her music. Zelda will be lovingly remembered as a jokester, she loved to...
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Edward P. McCarron, Sr.

October 30, 1937 - May 25, 2020

Edward P. McCarron, Sr., age 82, of Earleville, MD, formerly of Essington, PA, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William McCarron and Mary (Milliken) Evans. Edward was a member of Int'l Association of Heat and Frost Insulators - Local #14 of Philadelphia. He took great joy in maintaining and landscaping his lawn and garden. ...
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Kenneth Dudley VanDyke

July 8, 1922 - May 25, 2020

Kenneth Dudley VanDyke, age 97, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1922 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Glen VanDyke and Polly Emmaline (Ratliff) VanDyke. Kenneth was a truck driver for thirty-five years and also worked as a farmer. He enjoyed spending time on the water on his bass boat fishing and crabbing. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting for pheasants...
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Walter Douglas Jackson

October 2, 1989 - May 21, 2020

Walter Douglas Barlow Jackson (Doug), age 30 of Rising Sun, MD was called home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He now has no pain, only the brilliant presence of Jesus. Doug was born on October 2, 1989 in Christiana, DE. Doug grew up in Rising Sun, MD and attended Rising Sun High School. He enjoyed playing football and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Doug was...
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Carol Jean McGlothin

March 16, 1934 - May 21, 2020

Carol "Jean" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 86, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born in Street, MD on March 16, 1934 to the late Claude Robert Reeves and Betty Lou (Delp) Reeves. Jean worked at the Bainbridge Naval Base then went on to work for the Federal Government for 25 years at Perry Point until her retirement. Jean was a member of the Cecil County Senior Center for many...
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Barbara Tekla Blendy

July 28, 1933 - May 20, 2020

Chesapeake City, MD – Barbara Tekla Blendy, a faithful soul and lifelong parishioner of St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2020 at the age of 86. Born on July 28, 1933 in Chesapeake City, Barbara was the youngest of her siblings: Joseph (who only lived a few days), Nick, Mike, Mary, Anne, Harry, Bill, and Mildred. After graduating from high school in...
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Rector Bowlin

March 13, 1945 - May 19, 2020

Rector Bowlin of Newark, DE, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rector was born on March 13, 1945 in Sneadsville, TN. Rector was a lifetime member of VFW Post 475 in Newark, DE. He was a huge sports and Nascar fan. Rector is survived by his children: Randy Bowlin, Joy O'Hara and her husband Shawn, Tracey Ziemann and her husband Bruce, Carol Bradley and her husband George and Joe...
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Clyde Donald "Donnie" Wilson

May 18, 2020

Clyde "Donnie" Donald Wilson, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 13, 1947 to the late Clyde Ivan Wilson and Tressie May (Keys) Wilson. Donnie proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for the United States Post Office and retired after thirty-five years of service. Donnie was a life time member of the Post 194...
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Melvin Lee Back

July 2, 1954 - May 18, 2020

Melvin Lee Back, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Melvin and Dorothy Back. Melvin grew up in Parkville, MD and attended Parkville High School. He enjoyed coaching softball and took great pride cheering his daughters on as they played on the softball field. He enjoyed mentoring his children and sharing childhood memories...
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Kristen Renee Snyder

March 22, 1994 - May 16, 2020

Kristen Renee Snyder of Elkton, MD, age 26, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Kristen was born on March 22, 1994 to Richard Jay Snyder and Maryanne Lee (O'Hara) Snyder. Kristen attended Mount Aviat Academy in Elkton, MD from preschool through middle school and graduated from Rising Sun High School in 2012. Throughout her childhood, Kristen enjoyed playing many sports including years making...
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James L. Scotton

February 7, 1930 - May 16, 2020

James L. Scotton of Newark, Delaware passed away on May 16, 2020 at the age of 90. He was the son of James Lester Scotton and Elizabeth Hudson Scotton. He graduated from Newark High School in 1948 and the University of Delaware in 1952 with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He joined the DuPont Company in the Treasurers Department where he...
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Ben Sexton, Sr.

August 20, 1939 - May 15, 2020

Ben Sexton Sr. (Pop) of Perryville, Md, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, May 15, 2020. Ben was born on August 20, 1939 in Princeton, WV to the late Lester Felix Sexton and Etta (Wagner) Sexton. Ben was a brick mason for 46 years. He loved rock and tuna fishing, turkey shoots, bowling, watching sports and Nascar racing. He was a huge fan of the New York...
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Joan Hildred Colley

July 10, 1933 - May 12, 2020

Joan Hildred Colley of Derwood, MD, age 86, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1933 in Stamford, CT to the late John Smith and Willa Mae (Holmes) Smith. Joan enjoyed going on long drives and collecting things. She shared her love of cats and watching the Redskins with her nephew, "Anthony". Joan will most be remembered for her generous and loving nature. Joan is...
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Jack Thornton Hurt

March 19, 1971 - May 12, 2020

Jack Thornton Hurt, age 49 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born on March 19, 1971 to the late William C. Hurt and Mary V. Hurt. Jack was a natural born caretaker; he flourished when helping others, whether taking care of his mother through her chemotherapy, offering support to his beloved, Marleen, or helping to raise the children in his life as if they were his own...
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Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer

January 29, 1942 - May 12, 2020

Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on January 29, 1942 to the late Ralph and Sara (Mynich) Mears. Bobbie was a Registered Nurse for thirty-five years and impacted many of the lives she encountered on a daily basis. She worked for Kirk Army Hospital, Harford Memorial Hospital, Cecil County Health Department as a...
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Mary E. Wingard

October 9, 1932 - May 11, 2020

Mary E. Wingard of Hockessin, DE, age 87, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. Mary was born on October 9, 1932 in Kennett Square, PA to the late Lewis Cox and Laura (Hanna) Cox. Mary was a homemaker that loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening and would make floral arrangements. She loved dancing with her husband, Glenn and also playing cards with relatives. Mary is survived...
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Stephen Lee Duchesne

June 6, 1980 - May 10, 2020

Stephen Lee Duchesne, age 39, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 10, 2020. He was born on June 6, 1980 to David Duchesne and Ruth Duchesne (Fuller). Stephen like computers, electronics and drones. He loved his family and specially enjoyed the time spent with his nieces and nephews. Stephen worked at Med Line where he was a forklift operator. In addition to his parents, David and Ruth,...
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Elizabeth R. "Betty" de Masi

May 13, 1928 - May 9, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" R. de Masi of North East, MD, age 91, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. Betty was born in Elkton, MD on May 13, 1928 to the late Ralph Winslow Robinson and Sarah "Elizabeth" (Taylor) Robinson. Betty was a lifetime member of the Elkton Presbyterian Church. Having an artistic nature and desire to make things beautiful, she enjoyed flower gardening, interior decorating and...
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William "Bill" C. Galpin

June 18, 1950 - May 8, 2020

WILLIAM (BILL) C. GALPIN Bill Galpin of Newark, DE passed away on May 8, 2020 after an 8 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born on June 18, 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Edwards P. Galpin and Marian Burrowes Galpin. Bill and his parents moved to Newark in 1964 and struggled with the transition. He graduated from Newark High School in 1968. Bill retired from...
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Myrna J. Karanovich

September 4, 1941 - May 7, 2020

Myrna J. Karanovich, age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was born on September 4, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Walter and Jennie (Swartz) Zarske. Myrna was a homemaker who took great joy in taking care of her husband and children. She also worked side by side with her husband, George running an Ice Cream Parlor in Langley Park, MD, Along with other...
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William Gardner Yoensky

November 13, 1948 - May 6, 2020

William Gardner Yoensky, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was born in Auburn, NY on November 13, 1948 to the late Charles and Florence (Gardner) Yoensky. William went to high school in Auburn, NY. During his younger days, he was a ham engineer operator and enjoyed building his own radios. William was a proud U.S. National Guard member, who served his country with...
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Frances Williams Parker

August 13, 1927 - May 4, 2020

Frances Williams Parker, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on May 4, 2020. She was born on August 13, 1927 in Wilmington, DE to the late Francis Willard Crothers and Della (Bottomley) Crothers. Frances grew up in Cecil County, MD and went to school in Zion. She became a Registered Nurse and dedicated her life to serving others in her community. Frances and Ed enjoyed traveling all over the world,...
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John E. Rankin III

June 27, 1954 - May 2, 2020

John E. Rankin III, age 65, of Rockville, MD passed away May 2, 2020. He was born on June 27, 1954 in SE Washington, D.C. to the late John E. Rankin, Jr. and Blanche Etta Rankin (Rowe). John was intelligent, funny, charismatic, and family oriented. He was always talking to different and new people. A few of his hobbies included watching CNN news, reading, and listening to smooth Jazz. An avid...
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Kinneth Paul Ross

May 17, 1943 - May 2, 2020

Kinneth Paul Ross, age 76, of Newark, DE passed away May 2, 2020. He was born on May 17, 1943 in Conway, AR to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene Ross (Anderson). Paul loved red wine, playing bingo and Uno. He also enjoyed watching Golden Girls and would be found listening to classical music. When Paul was younger, he loved camping, wood working and riding around in his cars or on...
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Layton Burke Thorpe

June 25, 1929 - May 2, 2020

Layton Burke Thorpe, age 90 passed away on May 2, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1929 in Christiana, DE to the late Lewis I. Thorpe and Elsie Mae (David) Thorpe. Although Layton was a rather quiet man, he was known for his great sense of humor. He cherished his time spent with his family and looked forward to family picnics. Layton was passionate about raising pigeons and would race them...
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Lee Arthur Hutton

September 30, 1959 - May 1, 2020

Lee Arthur Hutton of Chesapeake City, MD, age 60, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Lee was born on September 30, 1959 in Elkton, MD to the late Frank V.G. Hutton and Deloise (Cherry)(Broyles) Hutton. Lee was the owner of Hutton Builders Inc. and was a craftsman who took pride in his work building and renovating homes throughout Cecil County. He was a former president and volunteer for the...
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George B. Robinson, Jr.

October 14, 1945 - April 30, 2020

George B. Robinson Jr. of Newark, DE, age 74, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. George was born on October 14, 1945 in Newark, DE to the late George B. Robinson Sr. and Hilda (Reed) Bromwell. George joined Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company in Newark, DE in 1967 where he was an active firefighter and driver in his early years, president for 6 years, director for 30 years and was the hall...
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Theresa V. Stockton

May 5, 1931 - April 29, 2020

Theresa V. Stockton of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Theresa was born on May 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph Vanicola and Josephine (Toro) Jefferson. Theresa worked as a nurse's aid at Little Sisters of the Poor for 15 years. She liked to read and loved her grandchildren. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Jean Newman and her husband, Mark;...
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James "Jim" Pritchard

August 3, 1938 - April 28, 2020

James "Jim" Albert Pritchard recently of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, TN on August 3, 1938 to the late William Samuel Pritchard and Gertrude Rhea (Stanford) Pritchard. Jim was raised in Oak Ridge, TN. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was a lifelong fan of his alma...
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Joan Isabelle Lipford

July 6, 1938 - April 27, 2020

Joan Isabelle Lipford, age 81, of Elkton, MD passed away Monday, April 27, 2020. She was born in Elkton, MD on July 6, 1938 to the late Nelson Walstrum and Rhoda Walstrum (Birney). Joan is survived by her son, Ryan and his wife Danielle of Elkton, MD; six grandchildren: Kevin Lipford, Eric Lipford, Adriana Lipford, Matt Larkin, Tina Lipford, and Tiffany Lipford; five great-grandchildren: Eric...
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Robert "Bob" Walter Sweeney

August 2, 1942 - April 27, 2020

Robert "Bob" Walter Sweeney, age 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020. He was born on August 2, 1942 to Mary Ann (Winkler) Miles and the late Samuel Calvin Sweeney. Bob worked for General Motors as a Foreman for 34 years before retiring. During his free time, Bob enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, golfing, and writing poetry. He had a great love for nature and animals....
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Claire R. Pearson

July 10, 1925 - April 26, 2020

Claire Regina Pearson, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Sunday April 26 at 1008. Claire passed peacefully in her sleep. Predeceased by her husband Bob in 2007, both were residents of the Ware Presbyterian Community in Oxford, Pa. Surviving children include Chris (wife Charmaine) of Metamora, Ill, Randy (wife Sharon) of Wilmington, DE, Bob (wife Debbie) of...
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Carlene B. Eckroade

August 11, 1938 - April 23, 2020

Carlene Burton Eckroade of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away at home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born in Moberly, MO on August 11,1938 to the late Carl Tony Burton and Pansy Marie (Kirkendoll) Burton. Carlene was smart, curious and academically successful. The salutatorian of her high school class, she went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a...
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David Ferguson

November 4, 1947 - April 22, 2020

David Ferguson of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020. David was born on November 4, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Fred Ferguson and Helen (Lamborn) Ferguson. David was a 1966 Newark High School graduate and 1968 Goldey Beacom graduate where he received his AA degree. He moved to St. John, Virgin Islands in 1972 where he had a gift shop...
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Patricia Ann Carpenter

August 11, 1944 - April 19, 2020

Patricia Ann Carpenter of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. Patricia was born on August 11, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Art Case and Annabelle Case. Patricia worked at Union Hospital for 50+ years as an ICU nurse. She will be lovingly remembered as a smart, strong and loyal person. Patricia loved doing whatever she could for her grandchildren. She enjoyed...
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Kenneth Murson

July 7, 1938 - April 19, 2020

Kenneth R. Murson of Elkton, MD, age 81, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. Kenneth was born on July 7, 1938 in Elkton, MD to the late Arthur Murphy and Laura (Murson) Murphy. Kenneth worked at NVF Co. in Delaware for 30 years. He owned and operated three bars in Cecil County, MD and last owned the Alibi Inn in Warwick, MD. He was an avid duck and goose hunter and loved boating. He...
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Angela Renee Baffone

December 3, 1980 - April 18, 2020

Angela Renee Baffone, age 39, of Perryville, MD, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Wilmington, DE to John Baffone and Joanne (Gladstone) Pawley. Angela is survived by her husband, William Mathias of Perryville, MD; three sons: Jaden Brown, Jordan Brown, and Jacob Brown; two step sons: Joseph Mathias and James Mathias; father, John Baffone of Newark,...
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Janet Paulsen Tippett

December 18, 1951 - April 17, 2020

Janet Paulsen Tippett, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 17, 2020. She was born on December 18, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Duane O. Paulsen and Alice Leavitt Paulsen. Janet was raised in Wilmington, DE. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Delaware, where she studied Spanish and other languages. Shortly after graduating she began working as a paralegal. ...
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Delores (Meyers) Bogert

April 17, 2020

Delores C. Bogert (Meyers), age 71, of Port Deposit, MD passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Delores was an extraordinary wife, Mom, Grammy, sister, aunt and friend, instantly adored by all who met her. Delores was born in Severn, MD to the late Henry and Girlene Meyers. Delores grew up in Rockaway Beach with her two older brothers Henry (Buddy) and James, who...
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Margaret C. Glover

June 29, 1943 - April 17, 2020

Margaret Creegan Glover, age 76, of Riddle Village, Media, PA went home to be with her Maker on April 17, 2020. She was the daughter of John T. Creegan and Barbara M. Creegan, born on June 29, 1943 in Cumberland, MD. Margie started her formal education at SS. Peter & Paul in Cumberland and graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School and Mercy Hospital School of X-Ray Technology, Charlotte,...
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Irene B. Black

June 3, 1926 - April 17, 2020

Irene B. Black of Bowie, MD, formerly of Elkton, MD, age 93, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020. Irene was born on June 3, 1926 in Ashe County, NC to the late Millard C. Brown and Lottie (Allen) Brown. Irene was a member of Faith Southern Baptist Church in Fair Hill, MD. Irene enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved gardening especially in her lovely yard and doing arts and crafts...
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Robert Allen Ramsey, Jr.

June 21, 1964 - April 16, 2020

Robert Allen Ramsey, Jr., age 55, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was born on June 21, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Robert Allen Ramsey, Sr. and the late Nellie Ann Morris (Ferrell). Robert was a very outgoing, loving and strong-willed person. He enjoyed everything to do with the outdoors, and also enjoyed classic cars. Robert was a long-time truck drive for Elmer Welker. ...
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Dorothy Mae Parker

August 28, 1930 - April 16, 2020

Dorothy Mae Parker of Rising Sun, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. Dorothy was born on August 28, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late William Rossman and Grace (Norwood) Kromwell. Dorothy loved her family, especially her great grandbabies. She loved to keep busy and was lovingly known as "The Energizer Bunny". Everyone relied on Dorothy for many situations and she seemed to...
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William Thomas Coder, Jr.

September 17, 1936 - April 16, 2020

W. Thomas Coder, Jr., age 83 of Wilmington, died peacefully Thursday, April 16 at his daughter Lauri's home. Mr. Coder is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lois; his daughters Jodi Shitama (Jack) of Earleville, MD, Lauri Stout (Jay) of Middletown, DE, Leslie Diestel (Greg) of Denver, PA; son Tom of Earleville, MD; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; his brother Bob Coder of Tellico Plains, TN...
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Isabelle Marie Hickman

December 9, 1935 - April 15, 2020

Isabelle Marie Hickman of Elkton, MD, age 84, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on December 9, 1935 in Emmerton, MD to the late James Edward Burton and Annabelle (Hamann) Burton. Isabelle was a former member of the Red Hat Society and a lifelong Elvis Presley fan. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and loved to go shopping at thrift stores. Isabelle found her...
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Joyce Ann Richter

January 4, 1944 - April 15, 2020

Joyce Ann Richter, age 76, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on January 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, to the late Phillip Clark and Harriet (Zentgraf) Clark. Joyce had a love for gardening, specifically roses, angel trumpets, and many other types of flowers. She was a very giving person. She had a rabbit named Sunshine and a cat named Bouncy. She would...
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Marjorie J. Stallings

February 27, 1923 - April 13, 2020

Marjorie J. Stallings, age 97, died Monday, April 13, 2020, at home, born on February 27, 1923 in Dakota, Nebraska to the late Alfred L. Johnson and Florence Erickson. Marjorie (Marge) grew up in Wakefield, Nebraska and graduated from Wakefield High School, of which she attended many class reunions driving back to Nebraska in her 70s and 80s. Marge was preceded in death by her husband Jack G....
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Mitchell L. Osani

March 19, 1964 - April 12, 2020

Mitchell L. Osani, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on April 12, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on March 19, 1964 to the late Herman and Mary Lou (Fitzgerald) Osani. Mitchell did Masonry work at the O's Masonry where he was self-employed. He was a member of the West Nottingham Church. Mitchell enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, crabbing, boating, and riding four...
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John David Phillips

November 7, 1981 - April 10, 2020

Dave (John David Phillips), of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the age of 38. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 7, 1981 to the late John Edward Phillips and Cathy Lucille (Boyce) Phillips. Although many thought of Dave as quiet, those close to him knew Dave as a smart, funny, sometimes sarcastic, and deeply loving person. Dave was passionate about...
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Bettie J. Martin

July 25, 1943 - April 10, 2020

Bettie Jean Martin was a long time resident of Dundalk, MD, then Middle River before a recent move to Colora, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020. Bettie was born on July 25, 1943 in Dillon, SC to the late Lacy Golman Lockemy and Virginia (Burr) Lockemy. Bettie was a homemaker most of her life. She accepted a position as the day manager in her husband's family bar, Hops Inn, until...
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Florence Wilson

December 28, 1934 - April 10, 2020

Florence Joann Wilson, age 85, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Elkton, MD to the late Clifford Roland Durham and Matilda Johanna (Swanson) Durham. She enjoyed flowers, drawing, sewing, and all different kinds of crafts. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Florence is survived by her two sons...
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Linda D. Durant

June 21, 1943 - April 7, 2020

Linda D. Durant, age 76, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. She was born on June 21, 1943 in Fountain Green, MD to the late Rebber Kurt Wagoner and Leeodie Leona (Reedy) Wagoner. Linda was one of the first women to become a welder. She worked at Chrysler for many years as an Assembly Liner. Linda was a member of the UAW. She enjoyed collecting any type of antique items and...
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Philip Hale Johnson

January 16, 1938 - April 7, 2020

Philip Hale Johnson, 82, of Elkton, Maryland, died of natural causes at Union Hospital on April 7, 2020. Phil was born on January 16, 1938, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Warren and Jane Johnson. He and his brothers, Doug and David, helped their parents on the family turkey farm near Nottingham, Pennsylvania, growing up. Phil owned a herd of Angus cattle by the time he was 12 years old...
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Barry Adams

July 12, 1962 - April 5, 2020

Barry W. Adams of Newark, DE, age 58, passed away on Sunday, April 05, 2020. Barry was born on July 12, 1962 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Norma Jean (Starnes) and the late Elmer Lloyd Adams. Barry worked as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and coached baseball at Brookside Bambino Baseball League. He was a caring and giving person who would do anything for anyone. He loved trout fishing, comic...
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Gayanna S. McBride

October 31, 1952 - April 4, 2020

Gayanna "G" S. McBride of Newark, DE, age 67, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. G was born on October 31, 1952 in Salt Lake City, UT to the late Marion McBride and Olga (Bader) McBride. G was a Draftsman at Delmarva Power Company for 25 years. She was very artistic, enjoyed painting and had a great appreciation for architectural design and details. G loved animals, especially her cats and...
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Elaine Cichy

June 24, 1926 - April 3, 2020

Elaine Cichy, age 93 of Newark, DE passed away on April 3, 2020. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Patton, PA to the late Andrew Cichy and Mary A. (Fedor) Cichy. Elaine lit up the world with her love of life and made every person who knew her feel loved and valued. Her love and devotion to God, family and her country could not be measured. Elaine enjoyed the game of baseball; her favorites were...
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Helen Ann McCracken

April 12, 1948 - March 31, 2020

Helen Ann McCracken (Butler), better known as "Mom-mom" born April 12, 1948 in Bear, DE sadly passed away March 31, 2020 at her home in Elkton, MD at the age of 71. She is preceded by her Father - Arthur Earl Butler Sr., Mother - Dorothy Rebecca Butler (Hoffman), 3 Brothers - Arthur "Earl" Butler Jr., Francis Butler, Gary Butler, and best friend - Ellis Nesbitt. She is survived by 3 sons...
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Franklin Frank Ragan, Sr.

March 4, 1934 - March 31, 2020

Franklin "Frank" D. Ragan, Sr., age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 31, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1934 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Earl and Mary (Rando) Ragan. Frank proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the 1950's-1960's. He was formerly a mason of the Harmony Lodge in Port Deposit, MD. Frank was the past President of the Conowingo Lion's Club. He was...
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Shirley R. Smith

October 24, 1928 - March 30, 2020

Shirley R. Smith, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020. Shirley was born in Newark, Delaware where she lived for 91 years. She was one of three children born to Millard and Clarice Ritchie and raised by her grandmother, Blanche "Nanny" Ritchie. A lifetime member of the Newark United Methodist Church, Shirley took great pride in her marriage of 70 years to Allen E. Smith, also of Newark. She...
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Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole

September 13, 1934 - March 29, 2020

Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole, age 85, of Colora, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 29,2020. He was born in Lancaster, PA on September 13, 1934 to the late Leroy and Mary Ella (Steif) Ebersole. Bob was a proud member of the U.S. Army, who served his country with great pride. He had a love for animals. Bob enjoyed taking trips to Walmart and shopping for hours. He collected black walnuts, which...
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Raymond "Tom" Miller

July 14, 1947 - March 27, 2020

Raymond "Tom" Thomas Miller, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on July 14, 1947 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Ransom E. Miller and Frances V. (Burkins) Miller. A Vietnam veteran, Tom proudly served his county in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD and served with the Honor Guard for many...
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Louis "Luigi" Moore, Jr.

June 24, 1946 - March 25, 2020

Louis "Luigi" Alfred Moore, Jr of Elkton, MD, age 73, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2020. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 24, 1946 to the late Louise Alfred Moore, Sr. and Esther Mae (Fowler) Moore. Luigi loved to go crabbing and fishing as well as watching his favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins. A social person, he loved to tell stories and would often express his opinions at...
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Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr.

June 10, 1942 - March 25, 2020

Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr., age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on June 10, 1942 to the late Herbert Lee Keyes and Helen Irene (Elliot) Keyes. Dean was a truck driver for the state of Maryland for many years, then went on to drive a dump truck for Sam's Paving. In his younger days, he liked riding cross country on motorcycles. ...
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Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook

March 27, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook, age 87, of Oxford, PA passed away on March 22, 2020. She was born on March 27, 1932 in New Garden, PA to the late Guy McMillan and Frances Irene Collier (Davis). Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandra H. Fletcher of Winchester, VA; daughter, Patti H. Hall and her husband Richard of Rising Sun, MD; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great...
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Francis Franklin "Pudd" Jamison

December 7, 1934 - March 21, 2020

Francis "Pudd" Franklin Jamison of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Ernest C. Jamison and Hattie (Moore) Jamison. In addition to his parents, Pudd is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kay S. Jamison; brother, Ernest M. Jamison; and sister, Mary Janet Hoffheiser. Pudd was a service...
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Glenn Thomas Osborne

November 27, 1952 - March 20, 2020

Glenn Thomas Osborne, age 67, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was born on November 27, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Raymond and Ann Marie (Glenn) Osborne. Glenn was a very funny and lowkey type of person. He loved sitting on the porch, while he soaked up the sun. In his free time, he enjoyed walking along the C&D Canal, working out, playing guitar, and...
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Wayne Evans

December 19, 1940 - March 20, 2020

Wayne Evans of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Wayne was born on December 19, 1940 in Eccles, WV to the late Alton B. Evans and Thelma V. (Ballard) Evans. Wayne worked for American National Can as a die setter. He loved fishing and hunting deer, pheasant and squirrel. Wayne was a pocket watch collector especially old railroad ones. He loved attending flea markets,...
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Judith Murphy McFarland

November 15, 1946 - March 20, 2020

Judith Murphy (Aneda) McFarland of Clayton, DE, age 73, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Judith was born on November 15, 1946 in Stroudsburg, PA to the late Joseph Aneda and Jean (Murphy) Aneda. Judith was a very loving and outspoken woman, especially to support and care for her family with all her heart and sacrificed as much as she needed to ensure their happiness and success. She was...
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Thomas Wesley Husfelt, Sr.

October 23, 1943 - March 20, 2020

Thomas Wesley Husfelt Sr. of Chesapeake City, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Tommy was born on October 23, 1943 in Elkton, MD to the late Vernon Husfelt and Mary (Bailey) Gifford. Tommy loved watching sports, especially horse racing and his favorite teams: the Orioles, Ravens, and Phillies. He enjoyed sitting down and playing poker with his buddies. Tommy liked feeding the...
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Robert Bennett

December 18, 1941 - March 16, 2020

Robert "Bob" Bennett, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in 1941 in Washington DC to the late John Faber Bennett and Sophie Beale Bennett, he was the beloved husband of Joan, to whom he was married for 54 years, dear brother of John Bennett (Diana), proud father of Miriam Bennett (Jon Miller) and Aaron Bennett (Sarah Dunbar), and devoted...
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Joseph F. Straka

October 3, 1929 - March 14, 2020

Joseph F. Straka, age 90, of Southampton, PA, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Marguerite, PA to the late John and Anna (Mriglad) Straka. Joseph enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and served in Hawaii and Germany. He went on to earn a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Penn State. Joseph was a member of the American Legion...
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Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr.

May 9, 1932 - March 9, 2020

Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr. age 87, passed away on March 9, 2020. Paul was born on May 9, 1932 in Staten Island, New York to the late Helen (Baker) Hodgson and Paul M. Hodgson, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Joan Hayes Hodgson; second wife, Cecile Johnson; and sister, Mary Hodgson Rau. Paul is survived by wife, Elsie E. Gibson; sister Jeanne H. Lawson and his...
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James C. Boyd

December 27, 1946 - March 8, 2020

James C. Boyd of Chadds Ford, PA, age 73, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. Jim was born on December 27, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late Edgar Francis Boyd and Margaret Lillian (Mason) Boyd. He graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BA in English. Jim's thirty-eight-year career working as an editor in the academic publishing field included assignments in Santa Monica, CA...
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Heidi M. Pearthree

May 2, 1942 - March 8, 2020

Heidi M. Pearthree, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2020. She was born May 2, 1942 in Saarbrücken, Germany to the late Gunter and Elizabeth Graef (Herbst). Heidi M. Pearthree came to the United States in December of 1964. Heidi was a compassionate and kind soul with a warm heart. Some of her hobbies included, boating, gardening, bicycling, riding passenger on motorcycles and...
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Stephen Glenn Goetz, "Steve"

November 5, 1946 - March 8, 2020

Stephen Goetz, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020. Steve was born in New Albany, IN. He graduated from A.I. DuPont High School and the University of Delaware. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sarah (Bowlus) Goetz; his sister, Nancy Wickes; his nephew, Rush Wickes; and his sister-in-law, Mary Clare Bowlus. A memorial service will be held privately. Memorial...
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Corey Andrew Hammond

May 18, 1997 - March 7, 2020

Corey Andrew Hammond Corey Andrew Hammond, age 22 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on March 7, 2020. He was born on May 18, 1997 to Jeffrey Hammond and the late Kimberly Michelle Whiteman. Corey graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 2015. He was employed with Terumo Medical Corporation in Elkton, MD. Corey was a car enthusiast and was passionate about buying older cars, fixing,...
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Alberta Biggs

September 2, 1941 - March 1, 2020

Alberta Biggs, age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD died on March 1, 2020 after a very long illness. Mrs. Biggs had a wonderful life. She went many places and made numerous friends along the way. As her journey was coming to an end she was looking forward to getting her new glorified body in heaven. She would like to thank all of those who helped take care of her during her 4 year illness,...
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Iris Darlene Farris

May 17, 1945 - February 27, 2020

Iris Darlene Farris, age 74, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on May 17, 1945 to the late Herbert and Essie Able. Iris is survived by her seven children: Dean Farris, Wanda Bingham, Raymond Farris, Jr., Dolores Atwood, Millard Farris, Clifford Farris, and Steven Farris. A celebration of Iris' life will be held at 1pm on...
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Lois Jane Adams

June 19, 1928 - February 26, 2020

Lois Jane Adams of Newark, DE, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Lois was born on June 19, 1928 in Monessen, PA to the late Russell H. Dial and Emma Lois (Linn) Dial. Lois taught American History for Montrose High School and later English at Bel Air High School in Bel Air, MD. She also was a substitute teacher in the Montrose and Bel Air school districts. Lois later...
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Kenneth D. Thomas

June 15, 1950 - February 25, 2020

Kenneth "Ken" D. Thomas, age 69, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth and Corinne (Dombroski) Thomas. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated Suma Cum Laude at the University of Baltimore in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and started working at Alger Oil in 1981 and...
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Heidi B. Ross

October 17, 1934 - February 21, 2020

Heidi B. Ross, age 85, of Oxford, PA, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. She was born on October 17, 1934 in Zurich, Switzerland to the late Emil Lenzin and Anna Lenzin. Heidi was born a traveler. She traveled back and forth visiting family and friends in Switzerland. She loved her children and grandchildren and was always encouraging them to try new things and travel to new places. Heidi...
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Mary S. Murphy

April 18, 1925 - February 21, 2020

Mary S. Murphy, age 94 passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020. Mary was the daughter of the late Constantine "Gus" Sclavos and Agnes Skillman Sclavos. Mary was a 1941 graduate of Elkton High School. Mary received her nursing degree at the University of Maryland. She worked as an OR nurse at John's Hopkins Hospital; worked as an RN at Union Hospital and as a public health nurse. She was the...
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Steven Eric Blevins

November 28, 1988 - February 20, 2020

Steven Eric Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 31, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 28, 1988 to Ruby Ann Comer and the late David Lee Blevins. A life-long resident, Steven was proud of his Cecil County heritage. He was passionate about construction and trucking. Steven had a vast knowledge of both...
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Harry Francis Shaw

March 24, 1926 - February 19, 2020

Harry F. Shaw, age 93, of Ijamsville MD, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Newark, DE. Harry was born on March 24,1926 in Lowell, MA to Harry Shaw and Teresa (O'Haire) Shaw. He was drafted to serve in World War II when he was 18 years old and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, with the 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division. When he returned home, he attended Catholic University in...
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Matilda "Polly" Duyckinck Knowles II

October 7, 1927 - February 18, 2020

Matilda (Polly) D. Knowles, II, formerly of Exton, Pennsylvania passed away on February 18, 2020 at Kadima Nursing at Pottstown. Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was a Daughter of the late W. Thomas and Matilda (Duyckinck) Knowles. Polly attended Grier Finishing School and graduated from Wilmington Friends School. As a young girl she liked to show horses and fox hunt. Polly had many hobbies...
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Daniel Wayne Vipperman

August 14, 1963 - February 17, 2020

Daniel "Danny" Wayne Vipperman, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born on August 14, 1963 to Magdalene (Payne) Vipperman Anthony and the late Daniel Robert Vipperman. Danny was an exceptional painter and enjoyed painting the exterior and interior of homes. He was the proud owner of VIP Painting in Lewes, DE until he retired. Danny enjoyed fishing and...
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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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David Snowman Halsey

April 12, 1955 - February 14, 2020

David William Halsey "Snowman", Age 64, passed away on February 14, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Wade and Elsie Halsey. Dave attended Middletown High School and worked on the family farm. He was an accomplished tire changer, both large and small. He worked at Earles Tire, Tires Sales and Service, where he went to school to change big off the road tires ( OTR)...
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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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