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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

Melissa Dawn Eller

January 14, 1964 - April 18, 2021

Melissa Dawn Eller, age 57, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on April 18, 2021. She was born on January 14, 1964 in Havre De Grace, MD to Alyce Jane (Cox) Lovelace and the late John W. Eller. Melissa was a member of the Red Hat Society and actively attended the Church of Nazarene in Rising Sun. She was a full-time mom who loved caring for her two boys. Melissa was a cat lover, including her 6...
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John "Captain" Joseph McAtee

July 7, 1955 - April 16, 2021

John "Captain" Joseph McAtee of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. John was born on July 7, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Joseph McAtee and Margaret Rose (Potenburg) McAtee. John was an extremely hard worker and was incredibly proud of the years he spent as a crane operator. He was happiest on the water, either fishing on his boat the "Mac Attack" or...
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Carol M. Peters

May 13, 1938 - April 15, 2021

Carol Meade Peters passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Carol was born on May 13, 1938 in Wilmington, DE and lived her entire life in Newark. She is survived by her two children: Nina Warren and her husband, Frank of Newark, DE, and Joel B. Peters and his wife, Cece of North East, Md; grandchildren: Cody A. Peters of North East, MD, Trevor John Clemens of Newark, DE, Dylan L. Peters of...
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Steven Arthur Gorman

March 24, 1970 - April 14, 2021

Steven Arthur Gorman of Chesapeake City, MD, age 51, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Elkton, MD on March 24, 1970 to Valerie Jean (Falcon) Gorman and the late James W. Gorman, Jr. Steven participated in Boy Scouts in his youth. He started in the plumbing vo-tech program while attending Bohemia Manor High School. During this time, Steven...
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Mark Robert Hutton, Sr.

February 17, 1958 - April 12, 2021

Mark Robert Hutton, Sr., age 63, of Perryville, MD, passed away on April 12, 2021. He was born in Elkton, MD on February 17, 1958 to the late Frank V.G. Hutton and Deloise (Broyles) Hutton. Mark enjoyed volunteering his time for the Chesapeake City Little League, being an umpire and coach. He loved working side by side with his brother, Lee as a carpenter for many years. Mark was an avid...
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Jay "Keith" Moss

April 30, 1965 - April 12, 2021

Keith Moss of Newark, DE, age 55, passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 12, 2021. Keith was born on April 30, 1965 in Morgantown, WV to the late Joe Francis Moss and Jean Elizabeth (Marcrum) Moss. Keith's passion was music. He was a respected and gifted guitar player and a talented engineer and producer at Target Studios in Newark. Keith played with many well-known area bands...
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Herrel "Cuz" J. Curry, Jr.

February 4, 1934 - April 6, 2021

Herrel "Cuz" J. Curry, Jr., age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born in Jennersville, PA on February 4, 1934 to the late Herrel J. Curry, Sr. and Helen Armenia (Harris) Curry. Cuz joined the Rising Sun Community Fire Company on March 1, 1955 where he remained a lifelong member up until his passing. During his 66 years with the fire company, he held the...
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Mary Lee Barr

September 13, 1940 - April 4, 2021

Mary Lee Barr of Newark, DE, age 80, a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ passed away Sunday, Resurrection day, April 4, 2021. Mary was born on September 13, 1940 in Johnson City, TN to the late William and Betty Nunley. Mary worked for European Exchange System at the Palace of Justice while she was in Germany with her husband. Later she worked at University of Delaware in...
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Daniel "Danny" Jerome Lane III

November 20, 1954 - April 4, 2021

Daniel "Danny" Jerome Lane III of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a long illness. Danny was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel Jerome Lane Jr. and Marijane (Williams) Wheatley and spent his childhood in Eastburn Acres. Danny was proud to have achieved his Master Plumbing license and through the years worked for many local companies; starting at age 14 with R.R....
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Phillip Harris, Sr.

June 20, 1949 - April 2, 2021

Phillip Harris was born on June, 20th, 1949 in Crisfield Maryland, in Somerset County, to the late John S. Harris and Sarah T. (Ames) Harris. He was the seventh child. All of his youth, he lived in Crisfield and attended Woodson High, where he became the local basketball legend. His mother Sarah was hospitalized when Phillip was 11 years old. His mother was laid to rest when he was at the tender...
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Donald Elmer Foster

August 24, 1975 - April 1, 2021

Donald Elmer Foster, age 45 passed away on April 1st, 2021. He was born August 24th, 1975, in Elkton, MD to Elmer and Karen (Hunt) Foster. Donald worked at International Holidays as a Travel Agent for 17 years. He also enjoyed working at Jayco Liquors where he met many lifelong friends. Donald was a member of the Jehovah Witness church. He was not the kind of person to sit around. He...
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Barbara Ann Hendricks

July 21, 1949 - March 30, 2021

B-Mom, a retired Hospice Nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, lover of turtles, SciFi, magical creatures, angels; theatre patron and traveler took her final journey on March 30, 2021, following complications from a tragic auto accident. Barbara was born on July 21, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Arthur and Lena Shipman Dintaman. Barbara completed an LPN in 1983, she returned to...
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Ralph William Lamenzo, Jr.

November 5, 1932 - March 27, 2021

Ralph William Lamenzo, Jr. died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 peacefully and surrounded by his family. Born in Norwich, Connecticut to Ralph W. Lamenzo, Sr. and Mable Coombs Lamenzo, the family moved to Reisterstown, Maryland in the 1940s. In 8th grade Ralph met the love of his life, Beverly Caltrider. At the time Ralph had another girlfriend, but Bev soon won his heart forever. They would...
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Alice Fay Benge

December 1, 1941 - March 26, 2021

Alice Fay Benge age 79 of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. Born on December 1, 1941 in Pikeville, KY to the late Poyster and Angeline Justice. Mrs. Benge worked at the Plasticoid company in Elkton, MD for more than 50 years. When she was able, she enjoyed attending the First Baptist Church in Elkton, MD. Alice was a loving aunt to her nephews and nieces. Mrs. Benge's survivors...
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Robert "Bob" England

April 11, 1929 - March 24, 2021

Robert "Bob" Clifford England of Calvert, MD passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born at home in Calvert, MD on April 11, 1929 to the late George William England and Lillian Anna England. Bob attended school at Calvert then went on to attend the University of Maryland for a time. After his schooling, Robert worked as a milk tester traveling to farms in Cecil County. He then worked at...
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Suzanne Irene Masitti

February 9, 1941 - March 23, 2021

Suzanne Irene Masitti, age 80 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 23, 2021. She was born on February 9, 1941 in New York City, NY to the late Genevieve (Morales) Flanagan. Suzanne lived in New Jersey for many years and was very involved and active in Jacksonville Chapel. Once she retired she settled in Sedona, AZ where she lived for a number of years before moving to Wilmington, DE to be...
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Roger Lee Hamilton

December 18, 1947 - March 23, 2021

Roger Lee Hamilton of Quarryville, PA, age 73, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 18, 1947 to the late Dennis Hamilton and Stella (Frasure) Hamilton. Roger proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1970. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD and was a carpenter by trade. Roger liked to...
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William "Willie" Dan Fortune , Sr.

September 14, 1966 - March 22, 2021

William "Willie" Dan Fortune, Sr., age 54, of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born in Tappahannock, VA on September 14, 1966 to Margaret Ann (Bednasky) Fortune and the late Herman Bernard Fortune, Sr. Willie was a member of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe of VA. His given name was, Red Arrow. He was very passionate about his Native American heritage and enjoyed being...
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Denise Marie Foley

January 1, 1956 - March 21, 2021

Denise Marie (Wells) Foley, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born on January 1, 1956 to the late William Henry Wells and Clara Anna (Valentine) Wells. She was born in Delaware County, PA and grew up in Clifton Heights before moving to Elkton, MD. Denise was a very giving person, who loved being surrounded by her friends and family. Denise enjoyed a night out...
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Charles Allen Carter

March 25, 1958 - March 19, 2021

Charles "Chuck" Allen Carter of Harrington, DE, age 62, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Susan Thompson-Carter; son, Chase Thompson-Carter and stepson, Spencer Powell. He is also survived by his siblings: David, Dale, Brenda and Scott and in-laws: Bobby, JoAnn, Jerry and Barry. Chuck grew up in Felton, DE and was the son of Charles and Roberta Carter. In...
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Jean Ryker Major

February 21, 1935 - March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2021 Jean Major of Chesapeake City, MD, died at the age of 86. Jean spent her youth in various parts of the South, attending Catholic schools and learning to love music from her mother and plants from her father. After her parents settled in Delaware, Jean attended the University of Delaware, where she met her husband, Joe, and graduated with a B.S. in Publications from Simmons...
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Raymond Basil Watters, "Ray"

December 30, 1962 - March 15, 2021

Raymond Basil Watters, "Ray", age 58 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 15, 2021. He was born on December 30, 1962 in Attleboro, MA to the late Wayne Robert Watters and Doris Audrey (Cobb) Smith. Ray was always recognized by his hat, Cadillac, and bare feet. He had a love for photography and you rarely saw him without a camera in his hand. If he wasn't in his Cadillac, he was tending to...
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Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose

November 6, 1961 - March 15, 2021

Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose of Townsend, DE, age 59, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021. Mary Beth was born on November 6, 1961 in Buffalo, NY to the late George William Rose and Marie Elizabeth (Gallagher) Rose. Mary Beth was a college graduate of Goldey Beacom where she received her Bachelor's degree. She then worked at AstraZenaca Pharmaceutical Company for 38 years as a Safety,...
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John "Babe" Vincent Smith

September 19, 1926 - March 14, 2021

John V. Smith was born on September 9, 1926 in West Grove, PA. His parents were George I. and Mary A. (Daly) Smith. He was the youngest of 4 siblings, hence the nickname "Babe". He was raised on a farm on Flint Hill Road (Landenberg) and attended West Grove Elementary. John entered the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and...
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Brenda Lee Ray

January 24, 1947 - March 13, 2021

Brenda Lee Ray of Perryville, MD, age 74 passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born in Chester, PA on January 24, 1947 to the late Frederick Ray Sr. and Rose (Hrovat) Ray. Brenda found joy in the simple things in life. She liked to spend time in her flower and vegetable garden. An animal lover, Brenda often fed strays that came to visit. She was a kind hearted person and would always...
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Mary Lou Keithley

July 9, 1938 - March 11, 2021

Mary Lou Keithley, age 82, formerly of Joppa, MD passed away March 11, 2021. She was born on July 9, 1938 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth Keithley and Margaret Keithley (Hoover). Mary Lou was a Bel Air High School class of 1956 graduate. Her professional career began a year later in 1957 at Bata Shoe Company. Mary worked there for 28 years before retirement as an assembly line worker and...
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Russell Lee Childress, Jr.

January 14, 1943 - March 11, 2021

Russell Lee Childress, Jr., age 78, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 11, 2021. He was born in Fort Benning, GA on January 14, 1943 to the late Russell L. Childress, Sr. and Marybel (Flora) Childress. Mr. Russell L. Childress, Jr. was born at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Delaware in June 1964, he was commissioned a...
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Howard R. Pierce

October 27, 1927 - March 10, 2021

Wilmington, Delaware – It is with great sadness that the family of Howard R. Pierce announces his passing on Wednesday, March10, 2021. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family to go to his heavenly home and be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Howard was born October 27, 1927 to the late Paul Phillip and Rebecca Marguerite Riale Pierce in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Howard...
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Arthur Franklin Steinhauer

September 7, 1947 - March 10, 2021

Arthur Franklin Steinhauer, age 73, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 10, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 1947 to the late Elmer and Alberta (Davis) Steinhauer. Art had many passions, but none as important as his family. Art loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting small and large game. Over the years he got to go on many hunting adventures out in Colorado, up to a...
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Beverly Mae Butterworth

February 26, 1930 - March 10, 2021

Beverly Mae (Howe) Butterworth of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021. Beverly was born on February 26, 1930, in Mount Hope, WV. She and her mother, Rita Howe, moved to Bellefonte, DE about 1946. Beverly graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948. After high school, she worked at Equitable Trust Company in Wilmington, DE, where she met her husband, G. Wallace (Wally)...
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Reginald Hudson Durst, Jr.

January 24, 1954 - March 10, 2021

Reginald Hudson Durst, Jr., age 67, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 10, 2021. He was born on January 24, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to Barbara Ann (Colvin) Durst and the late Reginald Hudson Durst, Sr. Reginald worked as a truck driver for forty years before retiring. He was a collector, who enjoyed collecting Hess trucks and coins. Reginald loved Nascar and took great joy in going to Dover...
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Shirley Fae Muller

June 1, 1935 - March 9, 2021

Shirley Fae Ledford Muller of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was born in Johnson City, TN on June 1, 1935 to the late Lawrence E. and Verda (Slagle) Ledford. Shirley worked as a teacher's aide at Gilpin Manor Elementary until her retirement. She was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church in Newark, DE and Baptist Bible Church in Elkton, MD. In her free time,...
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Nancy Anna Orvis

November 24, 1933 - March 8, 2021

Nancy Anna McWilliams Orvis of Colora, MD formerly of Conowingo, MD, age 87, passed away peacefully at Calvert Manor on Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born in Kimberton, PA on November 24, 1933 to the late Charles and Anna (McClintock) McWilliams. Nancy worked at the West Nottingham Academy as a secretary then later worked at Walmart until her retirement. She loved animals and enjoyed...
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Kristopher "Kris" Ross Tompkins

June 15, 1993 - March 6, 2021

Kristopher Ross Tompkins of Newark, DE, age 27, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Kris was born on June 15, 1993 in Augusta, GA to Daniel Joseph Tompkins and Kelly Vickers Tompkins. Kris loved the outdoors. He loved boating, sailing, fishing and shooting. His favorite places would be anywhere there was sand, sun and water. Kris also loved the mountains, camping and campfires. He...
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Robert "Rob" Paul Brandl

March 6, 2021

Robert "Rob" Paul Brandl of Rising Sun, MD, age 44, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Rob was born on June 12, 1976 in Elkton, MD to Betty Sue (Rutherford) Nash and Ronald Walter Brandl. Rob was a Veteran and served in the National Guard for 6 years. He worked on the assembly line at Chrysler from 1998 to 2005 and then as a truck driver for Prime for 3 years. Rob enjoyed fishing,...
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Alice Garren Edwards

November 30, 1943 - March 3, 2021

Alice Edwards of Rising Sun, MD, age 77, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was born in New York, NY on November 30, 1943 to the late John and Sarah (Blauvelt) Garren. Alice was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Colora, MD, where she also worked as a teacher's aide in the day care for 20 years. Alice was devoted to her family and found her greatest joy in spending time...
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Dorothy Vivian (Ritz) Ryan

November 13, 1921 - March 2, 2021

Dorothy "Dot" Vivian (Ritz) Ryan, 99, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 2, 2021 at Calvert Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She was born in Honeytown, Indiana on November 13, 1921. Delivered by her father, she was the daughter of Raymond M. Ritz and Caroline E. Ritz, proud Christians and hard-working grain, hog, and chicken farmers of southern Indiana. Dorothy was raised...
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Raymond Weatherington, Sr.

January 21, 1949 - March 2, 2021

Raymond Weatherington, Sr., age 72, of Charlestown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was born in Richmond, VA on January 21, 1949 to the late Earl Weatherington, Sr. and Margaret Celia (Heflin) Weatherington. Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War for four years. Raymond was a member of the VFW, American Legion, attended Bay Church in...
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Paul Jeffers Thompson

May 7, 1926 - February 27, 2021

Paul Jeffers Thompson, 94, Avondale, PA passed away on February 27, 2021. He was one of our last WWII vets, having enlisted on his eighteenth birthday, 1944, in the Army Airforce. After serving 2 ½ years in Japan, Paul returned home to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his future wife, Jacqueline Stewart. They were to celebrate their 73rd anniversary in April. Paul received his bachelor's...
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Steven James Ward

February 24, 1988 - February 26, 2021

Steven James Ward of Port Deposit, MD, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2021. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on February 24, 1988 to Martin James Ward and Anita Carol (Deckman) Ward. In his younger years Steven was extremely active in Boy Scouts, playing baseball, tennis and many other sports. He enjoyed riding and performing stunts on sports bikes, and could never...
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Vance Lester Tipton

April 13, 1956 - February 25, 2021

Vance Lester Tipton, Sr., known my some as "Mr. Mood", of Rising Sun, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in West Chester, PA on April 13, 1956 to the late Adgie Tipton, Sr. and Nancy Elanor (Rice) Tipton. Vance loved his job working for the family company Tipton Trucking for 42 years. He started as a driver and went on to be a diesel mechanic. Vance could work on...
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Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean

November 29, 1927 - February 25, 2021

Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021. She had been living comfortably at Pocopson Home in Pennsylvania for the last few years. Ruth was born on November 29, 1927 in Blue Ball, MD. Her father, Howard Miller, was a farm manager but later purchased the family farm in Landenburg, PA. Ruth spent many summers at her grandmother and grandfather's farm, that of the...
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George Guy Caleb

February 22, 2021

George Guy Caleb, age 56, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on February 22, 2021. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 27, 1964 to the late John and Gladys (Nowland) Caleb. George graduated from Bohemia Manor High School, class of 1982. He worked as a Union Carpenter with his brother, Jim side by side for thirty-six years before retiring in 2018. During his free time, George enjoyed hunting and...
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Timothy "Tim" D. Brooks

September 10, 1945 - February 19, 2021

Timothy (Tim) D. Brooks, age 75, a lifelong resident of Cecil County, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. Tim was born in Havre de Grace, MD on September 10, 1945 to the late Jesse Lee and Mertis Brooks. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, attended Goldey-Beacom College and the Florida Institute of Business. Tim was the owner/operator of Rising Sun Log Corporation. As the...
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Patricia Ann Allen

December 17, 1938 - February 18, 2021

Patricia Ann Allen of Elkton Maryland went home to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven at the age of the age of 82 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Patricia was born on December 17, 1938 in Wilmington Delaware to the late Harry & Mary (O'Donnell) Stackler. Pat was a graduate of Wilmington High School in 1956. She was a stay at home mom with 5 children for several years before going out into...
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Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr.

June 21, 1951 - February 18, 2021

Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr. of Colora, MD, age 69, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. Glen was born on June 21, 1951 in Havre de Grace, MD to Helen Virgena (Sutphin) and the late Glen Allen Hinkle, Sr. Glen was a Rising Sun High School 1969 graduate. He worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 1983 until his retirement in 2016 as a Test Director. Glen was an avid golfer. He was a Ravens...
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Margaret Avampato

September 24, 1925 - February 17, 2021

Margaret Avampato of Bel Air, MD passed away peacefully February 17, 2021 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD following a short stay at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was 95, born September 24, 1925, in Latrobe, PA, the youngest of eight born to Frank and Pearl Spewock. She was the devoted wife of James Avampato for 58 years, who preceded her in death as well as her daughter, Linda Engard. She...
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Suzanne Martucci

March 30, 1931 - February 17, 2021

Suzanne Appleyard Martucci, age 89, died in her home in Chesapeake City, Maryland surrounded by her husband and family on February 17, 2021. She was born on March 30, 1931 to the late Harold and Katherine Appleyard. Sue was born in Atlantic City, NJ and spent her childhood in Margate, NJ. She eventually settled in Delaware after marrying Charlie, where they raised their family. Despite this, she...
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Bryan Patrick Bartow

October 27, 1991 - February 17, 2021

Bryan Patrick Bartow, of Raleigh, North Carolina, age 29, passed away February 17, 2021. Bryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Theodore Bartow and Kimberly (Hinder) Bartow. Bryan served in the United States Marines for nine years. He was passionate about his three dogs: Angus, Lola and Madigan and making sure that they were rescued. Bryan loved cars; he enjoyed working on cars and auto...
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John Henry Brandenberger III

August 15, 1947 - February 15, 2021

John "Jack" Henry Brandenberger, III, age 73, of Rock Hall, MD, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late John Henry Brandenberger, Jr. and Dorothy Marie (Ryan) Brandenberger. Jack graduated from Brandywine High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army active duty during the Vietnam War with the 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery....
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Cory Craig O'Connor

May 12, 1974 - February 14, 2021

Cory Craig O'Connor of Elkton, MD, age 46, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. Cory was born on May 12, 1974 in Towson, MD to Barry Craig O'Connor and the late Rosalie (Klunk) O'Connor. Cory was a 1992 graduate of Elkton High School. He has worked for DuPont as an Events Manager and then an Administrator for Discover Card. Cory enjoyed fishing, boating and eating crabs. Cory is...
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Michael Warren Price

August 29, 1958 - February 13, 2021

Michael Warren Price, 62, passed away at his home on Between the Flags Farm in Airville, Pennsylvania on February 13th, 2021. Born in West Chester on August, 29th 1958, Price grew up living and working on the horse farms of Unionville and elsewhere in southern Chester County. Known to many as "Big Mike", he was a gifted athlete and talented horseman and huntsman. A 1977 graduate of...
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Lillian Harriet Coleman

August 24, 1929 - February 13, 2021

Lillian Harriet Coleman of Elkton, MD, age 91, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in the company of her son and daughter. Lillian was born on August 24, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Meredith Scott and Ina Susan (Mitchell) Scott. Lillian was a 1947 graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, PA. The following year she married the man she would spend the next 63 years...
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Joan Francis Kime

July 22, 1954 - February 13, 2021

Joan Francis Kime, age 66 of Elkton, MD died on February 13, 2021. She was born on July 22, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Floyd Bryan, Jr. and Patricia Ann Bryan. Joan is survived by her husband of 20 years, Edward Kime; son, Terry Thomas; grandchildren: Cherilyn and Eric Thomas; and other friends and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Thomas. Services...
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Milman Prettyman , Jr.

February 13, 2021

Dick Prettyman, 92, passed away February 13, 2021 in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care. Born in Seaford, DE he was the son of the late Milman and Louise (Eskridge) Prettyman. Dick was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria; daughter, Michelle Prettyman; son, Christopher Prettyman; grandchildren: Dian and Eric; and sister, Suzanne Potts of Hudson,...
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Cherie Owens

February 13, 2021

Cherie Ann Owens, age 77 of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, of ovarian cancer. Cherie was born December 17, 1943 in Atchison, KS to the late Juanita (Potter) Markham and Earl Baughman. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Kay (Baughman) Pullum. "Cher," as she was known by many, grew up in an Air Force family and moved nearly every two years, living for a time...
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Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams

August 29, 1936 - February 12, 2021

Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams, age 84, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born in Lick Creek, KY on August 29, 1936 to the late Herbert Williams and Zetta (Fields) Williams. Punny worked for Hinkle and McCoy, Asplundh, and Bobby Nitz Tree Services for sixty-one years, retiring as a tree surgeon at the age of eighty-two. He would always bring animals home that...
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Michael Scott Collins

March 12, 1992 - February 12, 2021

Michael Scott Collins, age 28, a lifelong resident of Cecil County until recently when he moved to Baltimore, MD, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Michael was born on March 12, 1992 in Havre de Grace, MD to Michelle Lynn (Keenan) Adams and the late Merritt Wesley Collins, Jr. Michael loved sports, especially football and baseball and was proud of his Bohemia Manor High School...
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Betty Jane Meadows

September 15, 1932 - February 12, 2021

Betty Jane Meadows, 88, of Bear, Delaware passed away Friday, February 12th, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born September 15th, 1932 in Whitby, West Virginia to the late Oscar B. Lilly Sr. and Laura A. (O'Neil) Lilly. Betty migrated with her young family in 1954 to Maryland. Mrs. Meadows was proud to have been ahead of her time being a female factory worker at the Bud Company,...
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Brian Keith Clouthier, Sr.

May 10, 1969 - February 11, 2021

Brian Keith Clouthier, of Warwick, MD, age 51, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. He was born in Elkton MD, on May 10, 1969 to Lawrence George Clouthier and Sharon Lea (Timmons) Simon. Brian was raised in Chesapeake City, MD, and attended St. Marks High School where he excelled at playing football. Brian's love for learning led him to become a talented master tradesman. He owned and...
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Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr.

January 5, 1952 - February 10, 2021

Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr., age 69, of North East, MD, passed away on February 10, 2021. Born in West Chester, PA on January 5, 1952. He was the son of the late Leroy Warner, Sr. and Margaret (Epp) Warner. Leroy retired from Chrysler Corporation of Newark, DE as an Assembler. He was an avid collector of everything, particularly collecting cars, motorcycles, and tools. Leroy always had a...
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James Matthew Wilson, Sr.

November 30, 1979 - February 10, 2021

James Matthew Wilson, Sr., age 40, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 30, 1979 to Kenneth Herstine Wilson, Sr. and the late Mary Kathleen (Edwards) Wilson. James was a skilled General Contractor. He had a great sense of humor and loved cracking jokes or playing pranks. James took great joy in reading and playing video...
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James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley

May 29, 1932 - February 9, 2021

James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley of Rising Sun, MD, age 88, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Havre de Grace, MD to Raymond Lee Blakeley and Grace Agnes (Heckman) Blakeley. Jimmy had a great passion for farming and worked on his father's farm most of his life. He loved attending the Farm Show in Pennsylvania every year. Once his health wouldn't allow him to...
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Robert "Bob" Lewis Waddington

February 11, 1944 - February 8, 2021

Robert (better known as Bob) went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 8, 2021. He was born in Salem, New Jersey, on February 11, 1944, to Lewis H. F. and Virginia E. (Coslett) Waddington. Bob was a 1963 graduate of John Dickinson High School and, although he always said he should have been a weatherman, he went on to study his chosen profession of scientific glassblowing at the...
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Robert C. Sheffler III

February 8, 2021

Robert C. Sheffler III of Elkton, MD, age 43, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. Robert was born on November 14, 1977 in Elkton, MD to Robert C. Sheffler, Jr. and Clara (Poore) Scott. Robert loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a Ravens football fan. Robert also loved hunting deer and his dog, Titan. Robert is survived by his wife, Yvette; daughters: Keyara Sheffler of...
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Fredderrick "GJ" Garry Jackson II

June 18, 1974 - February 7, 2021

Fredderrick Garry Jackson, II, 46 (GJ, Gee, Geeders, Dad, Grand-papa, Uncle Gee), drew his last breath February 7, 2021, mainly we suspect, from the heartbreak of having to watch the Chiefs and the Buccaneers in the super bowl, instead of his beloved Cowboys. GJ, was born in Elkton, MD on June 18th, 1974 to Patricia Lyle-Jackson and the late Fredderrick Garry Jackson, Sr. Quite the ladies' man...
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George Elsworth Creswell, Jr.

February 7, 2021

George Elsworth Creswell, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 77, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. George was born on January 8, 1944 in Elkton, MD to the late George Elworth Creswell, Sr. and Laura Jane (Green) Creswell. George is a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a Chrysler Assembly worker and retired in 1996. George was a member of the Moose Lodge #851 in Elkton, MD, a Mason at Masonic...
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Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr.

February 5, 2021

Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr. of Colora, MD, age 64, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born on March 6, 1956 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Jesse Edward Bandy and Ruth Lee (Brannon) Bandy. Joseph was an exceptional person and an even better father. He was a truly gifted carpenter and woodworker, that enjoyed playing his guitar and going out to car shows. Joseph is survived by his son,...
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Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry"

September 8, 1951 - February 5, 2021

Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry" age 69, of Colora, MD, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born in Baltimore, MD on September 8, 1951 to the late Paul Sanders and Dortha M. (Oldaker) Griffith. Before becoming disabled, Larry, a Vietnam veteran, worked in the construction trade as a Drywall Finisher, and was a true craftsman taking great pride in his work. He extended his...
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Jason Michael Minner

January 21, 1977 - February 5, 2021

Jason Michael Minner, age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 5, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 21, 1977 to Donna Marie (Yates) Dant and the late Richard K. Minner. Jason was a kind and generous man who was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a hard worker, multi-talented tradesman, good at everything he did especially carpentry, roofing,...
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Barbara "Ann" Connon

May 5, 1931 - February 5, 2021

Barbara "Ann" Connon, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 5, 2021 at the age of 89. She was temporarily living in Florence, AZ with her daughter and passed away peacefully in her sleep. Ann was the daughter of the late Katherine and Samuel Leonard born on May 5, 1931. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Connon. Ann is survived by her children, Catherine Degazelle (husband Robert)...
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Dorothea Virginia Rogers

January 10, 1934 - February 4, 2021

Dorothea "Ginny" Virginia Rogers of Elkton, MD, age 87, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. Ginny was born on January 10, 1934 in New York, NY to the late Irving Elward Burns and Dorothy Pearl Baker. Ginny did some modeling in her earlier years and was a weather girl for Baltimore Channel 13. She also had played in a sitcom "Pete the Pirate", was in a Blue Ribbon Bread commercial and...
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Allen Kent Stoddard, Sr.

July 1, 1946 - February 4, 2021

Allen Kent Stoddard Sr. of Townsend, DE, age 74, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. Allen was born on July 1, 1946 in Putnam, CT to the late Paul Allen Stoddard and Virginia Mae (Kent) Stoddard. Allen enjoyed doing wood working, loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables and fishing. He loved crossword puzzles, suduko and playing cards. Allen loved to sit and watch his goats. He...
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Adelene Thelma Robinson

October 12, 1924 - February 1, 2021

Adelene ("Addie") Robinson, age 96, passed away on February 1, 2021, at Wilmington General Hospital after a short illness. She was born Adelene Thelma Foster on October 12, 1924 in Philadelphia, the first of thirteen children of Frederick Foster and Adelene Winterborne. Addie lived most of her life in Newark DE, first on Cleveland Avenue and then on White Clay Creek Road. She married her...
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Carol Ann Patterson

December 24, 1937 - January 31, 2021

Carol Ann Patterson of Rising Sun, Maryland, age 83, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 24, 1937, to the late Ira S. Pruitt and Marion (McKay) Pruitt. Carol graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and continued her education, earning a Master's degree from Washington College,...
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Gloria Ann Williams

January 31, 2021

Gloria Ann Williams, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was born on September 28, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joshua Noyes and Catherine Rosabell (Siedel) Noyes. Gloria worked at St. John Holy Angels in Newark, DE. She also a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, MD. In her youth, Gloria was known as a talented ice skater. Gloria loved...
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Kelly Renee Talley

October 17, 1982 - January 31, 2021

Kelly Renee Talley, age 38 of Conowingo, MD went into the arms of her Heavenly Father after a valiant fight with cancer on January 31st, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 17, 1982 in Rising Sun, MD to Nancy Kay (Williams) Wiggins and the late Joseph Ellis Wiggins. Kelly is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Jason Michael Talley; son, Taylor Jason Talley;...
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Richard B. Streaker , Jr.

January 30, 2021

Richard B. Streaker, Jr. of Milford, DE passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 13, 1981. Richard is survived by his mother, Diane S. Deeney and her husband, Bill; father, Richard B. Streaker, Sr.; brother, Stephen Streaker; sister, Kathleen Mullen; grandmother, Marie Streaker and aunt, Robin Streaker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard...
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Janet Slaughter Bailey

July 27, 1937 - January 27, 2021

Janet Slaughter Bailey of Elkton, MD, age 83, passed away January 27, 2021. Janet was born on July 27, 1937 in Elkton, MD to Arthur and Ada Slaughter. Janet was active with many charities and Elkton United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of The Gleaners, which hosted Christmas bazaars and various events. Janet was also a member of a hospital...
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Margaret Jean Berg

January 25, 2021

Margaret Jean Berg ‐ 76 Margaret Jean Berg was surrounded by family when she passed on January 25, 2021. She was born May 12, 1944, in Bel Air, Maryland, to Clifford and Ruth Townsley. Margaret (Jeanie to her family) spent many years as a successful hair stylist and accountant. She worked as an accountant for 7 years with her daughter Patricia Wagner at her accounting firm, Wagner &...
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George Emory Harmon, Jr.

January 3, 1954 - January 24, 2021

George "Buddy" Emory Harmon, Jr of Rising Sun, Maryland, age 67, passed away January 24, 2021. George was born on January 3, 1954 in Fallston, MD to the late George and Esther (Vickers) Harmon. George was a simple man and was at his happiest at home watching the Baltimore Ravens and Turner Classic Movies, especially John Wayne westerns. He loved China and visited often. George is survived...
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Elwood Clair Crothers

January 23, 2021

Elwood Clair Crothers, age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 29, 1934 to the late Elwood Leslie Crothers and Genevie Schlossnagle. Clair retired from Robbins Motor Transportation in 1997 where he was an over-the-road heavy hauler truck driver. In retirement he enjoyed time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren...
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Shirley Agnes McCulloch

June 14, 1937 - January 23, 2021

Shirley Agnes McCulloch of Colora, MD, age 83, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. Shirley was born on June 14, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late George Kahl and Marie (Brockmeyer) Kahl. Shirley enjoyed gardening, crafts, scrapbooking, bird and animal watching, going to yard sales and baking cakes. Her pride and joy was taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Shirley...
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Sandra C. Bloom

November 6, 1934 - January 22, 2021

Sandra L. (Cooke) Bloom of Newark, DE, age 86, died peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021. Sandra was born on November 6, 1934 in New Orleans, LA to the late Austin Cooke and Lucile A. (Worsham) Cooke. As a native of New Orleans, Sandra was very proud of her Louisiana heritage. She hosted many Mardi Gras parties, and brought some of her hometown to her northern friends. She graduated from...
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Albert Lee Caldwell, Jr.

May 15, 1935 - January 22, 2021

Albert "Sonny" Lee Caldwell Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. Sonny was born on May 15, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Albert Lee Caldwell and Dorothy Testerman. Sonny was a truck driver and an electrical lineman for many years. He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for more than 58 years, He was an Endowment member of the...
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Janeen Aron Whalen

January 21, 2021

Janeen Aron Whalen, age 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born on September 21, 1968 in Elkton, MD to Catherine Mary (Brooks) Kempski and the late Phillip Howard Rambo, Jr. Janeen loved drawing and crocheting but nothing more than being a grandmother. She had an electric personality and always knew how to make her friends/family laugh. She will be remembered...
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Edward P. Stafford

September 6, 1930 - January 20, 2021

Edward P. Stafford of Newark, DE, age 90, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Edward was born on September 6, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ernest Stafford and Margaret (Bakey) Stafford. Edward graduated from Wilmington High School and played the clarinet in the school's band. He then served in the Air Force and played clarinet for the Air Force Band...
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Ruth Ann Searl

April 2, 1950 - January 19, 2021

Ruth Rose Searl of Newark, DE, age 70, joined her Maker on January 19, 2021. She was the daughter of Elmer and Rosalie Rose and was raised in Stanton, DE. Ruth was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for forty years in northern Delaware and southern New Jersey. Ruth is survived by her husband, John; children: John B. Searl, Sarah Heredia and 2 grandchildren: Kody and Lena Heredia. ...
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Ralph Duane Lyons, Jr.

February 10, 1947 - January 18, 2021

Ralph Duane Lyons Jr. of Newark, DE, age 73, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Ralph was born on February 10, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ralph Duane Lyons Sr. and Lucille Daisy (White) Ellsworth. Ralph served in the Marines from 1966-1972 and in the Echo 2.9 from 1966-1967. During his time in the Marines he received many medals and honors: Vietnam Commendation medal,...
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Petar Dobric

February 2, 1952 - January 18, 2021

Petar Dobric, devoted husband, father and grandfather, of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Petar was born on February 2, 1952 in Blatusa, Croatia to the late Djuradja Dobric and Ljubica (Gazibara) Dobric. Petar finished tailoring school in Karlovac, Croatia. He started his career in Croatia and continued his trade throughout his life. Petar and his family moved to...
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John James Hayden

January 18, 2021

John James Hayden, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born on January 23, 1935 to the late Henry Fulton Hayden and Virgie Victoria (Roland) Hayden. John was a very skilled and talented man, especially working with his hands doing different types of craftsmanship. He took great pride in the work that he did. Throughout his life, John enjoyed entertaining...
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Doris B. "Peggy" Briscoe

September 17, 1934 - January 16, 2021

Doris Marguerite "Peggy" Beers Briscoe, of Newark, passed away at home in her sleep on January 16, 2021, at age 86, on the eve of her wedding anniversary to Frank H. Briscoe, with whom she shared a passionate marriage for 68 years. Peggy was born on September 17, 1934 in Newark to the late James E. and Elva Kathryn Beers. Peggy was a lifelong, active member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church...
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William Paul Acklin, "Billy"

February 8, 1992 - January 15, 2021

William "Billy" Paul Acklin, age 28 of Elkton, MD walked into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2021. He was born on February 8, 1992 in Havre de Grace, MD to William Franklin Acklin and Paula Marlene (Fuchs) Acklin. Billy, a sensitive and sweet soul, enjoyed hiking with his family and running with his father at the Fair Hill Trails. He enjoyed being outside in the...
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Barry Lee Renner

January 15, 2021

Barry Lee Renner, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Bloomsburg, PA to the late Paul Franklin Renner and Elva Agnes (Ritter) Renner. Barry graduated as a mathematics major from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and holds graduate degrees in mathematics from the University of Delaware. He was employed at DuPont for...
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Jean Parrish

January 15, 2021

Eleanor "Jean" Parrish (nee Brown) went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 19, 1928 in Montpelier, Vermont to the late Reverend Elias Bond Brown of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Mildred Ennis of Ontario, Canada. She was the sister of the late Barbara Brown. Jean graduated with a teaching degree from New Paltz State Teachers College...
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Bernice Elizabeth Harris

February 6, 1938 - January 14, 2021

Bernice Elizabeth Harris of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Bernice was born on February 6, 1938 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph McMichael Harris and Edna Grace (Marden) Harris. Bernice graduated from Wilmington High School in 1956. She served in the US Air Force from 1961-1963. She worked for Bell Telephone as a surveyor and retired after 30 years of...
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Liyalah Grace Gilcher

January 14, 2021 - January 14, 2021

With broken hearts, we welcomed our daughter, Liyalah Grace Gilcher, into the world on January 14th 2021, only to say Rest In Peace sweet and perfect angel...We love you and we will always remember our baby who was too beautiful for this world. The Lord gave you as a gift to us, and we know He has a wonderful plan for you in heaven! Please say a prayer for our little angel today. A poem for...
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Catherine Mae Lane

March 22, 1931 - January 14, 2021

Catherine Mae Lane of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on March 22, 1931 to the late Harry Charles McMullen and Beatrice (Pyle) McMullen. Catherine received her Master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor's degree from Lincoln University. She was Mayor of Rising Sun from 1990-1994. She was a social...
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Donald Paul Parag

August 13, 1961 - January 13, 2021

Donald Paul Parag of Wilmington, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Donald was born on August 13, 1961, in Wilmington, DE, to the late Paul Parag and Hazel Mae (Grace) Parag. Don owned and operated Don's Towing & Auto Sales since 1981, and recently worked at Design Contracting. He loved animals and has rescued many throughout his life. Don loved Harley motorcycles; he owned...
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Ruth Ann Wick

November 19, 1936 - January 12, 2021

Ruth Ann Wick of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with her daughters by her side. Ruth Ann was born on November 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Randolph Lewis McVey and Vendela S. (Robinson) McVey. Ruth Ann worked for the Delaware State Police as a secretary for 10 years and then stayed at home to raise her children. Later, she went to work for DuPont as an...
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