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Our Obituaries

Ruth "Kay" Howell

August 9, 1941 - February 21, 2017

Ruth "Kay" Howell of Rising Sun, MD, daughter of the late Ralph M. Reed and Ruth Reburn Reed passed away peacefully at her home with her family Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Kay was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She loved the Lord. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years. Her interests included family, gardening, poetry, and baking. She was an avid card...
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Nellie B. Crothers

May 22, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Nellie B. Crothers of Conowingo, MD, age 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Colora, MD to the late Joseph McCoy and Julia (McGlothlin) McCoy. Everyone in the neighborhood knew her as "Miss Nellie" having driven School Bus #57 for 31 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her gardening and having the...
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Daniel McMillan

October 12, 1950 - February 18, 2017

Daniel McMillan of New Gretna, NJ, age 66, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 12, 1950 to Jessie Nicol (Wilson) McMillan and the late Daniel McMillan. Daniel emigrated from Scotland in 1958 to Waterloo, IA where he grew up. He graduated from West High School. Daniel joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and made a career on nuclear submarines for 12...
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Kenneth Kenny Archer

June 23, 1960 - February 18, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" Allan Archer of North East, MD, age 56, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Massillon, OH on June 23, 1960 to Donald Archer and the late Faith (Emmerich) Archer. Kenny attended Union City Tech in Union, NJ and Diesel Trade school for four years. He was the "family mechanic" and enjoyed working on boats. Kenny was an avid boater and lived his life on the...
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Robert "Bob" Frank Ricci

November 12, 1943 - February 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Frank Ricci, 73, of Wilmington, DE, son of the late Augustine "Gus" J. Ricci and Julia C. (Fenza) Ricci of Crum Township, Ridley, PA, passed away Friday, February 18, 2017 at Wilmington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967 including aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War and U.S. Navy Reserve at the former Bainbridge Naval...
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Robert L. Boord

July 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Robert L. Boord of Newark, DE, 90, comparative anatomist and Professor Emeritus of the University of Delaware, passed away on February 17, 2017. Born on July 29, 1926 in Masontown, PA, he was the son of the late James Edward Boord and Helen Demko. Robert served in the U.S. Army (1945-1946). Upon discharge, he attended Washington and Jefferson College where he joined Delta Tau Delta...
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Alice Marie Collins DeLude

April 21, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Alice Marie Collins DeLude of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born in Bloomington, IL on April 21, 1934 to the late William Easter Collins and Eleanor T. (Bradley) Collins. Alice enjoyed puzzle books and feeding geese. She loved spending time with people, was thoughtful and was happy to give to others. Alice enjoyed attending Bible...
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Bill Bare

March 5, 1958 - February 14, 2017

Bill Bare, age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February, 14, 2017 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He was born on March 5, 1958, in Elkton, MD to Joe L. Bare and the late Ella Mae Ellison Bare. A 1976 graduate of North East High School, Bill worked as a production worker at various manufacturing facilities including Schultz Mobile Home, Westvaco, and Leer...
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Jeanne Coale Greer

July 8, 1929 - February 12, 2017

Jeanne Coale Greer, age 87, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on July 8, 1929 in Principio, MD to the late Harold Webster and Reba Bernice Thompson Coale. She attended Goldey Beacom College where she learned her secretarial skills. A civil servant her entire career, she started as a secretary at the...
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Ralph H. Hazel, Jr.

October 25, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Capt. Ralph H. Hazel, Jr., 74, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on February 11, 2017, in Newark, DE. Born on October 25, 1942, in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Ralph and Marguerite Hazel of Chesapeake City. Capt. Hazel was a sixth-generation Chesapeake City resident, living his last 48 years in Port Herman, where he enjoyed his dock and various boats. A graduate of Bohemia Manor...
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Carolanne Dorazio

November 30, 1941 - February 11, 2017

Carolanne Dorazio of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born November 30, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles Lindsay and Eunice (Sorey) Lindsay. Carolanne was waitress and bartender in the serving industry. She always wanted the best for her six children and continuously provided her best for them. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Brown...
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William "Bill" Alfred Marquess

August 8, 1969 - February 9, 2017

William "Bill" A. Marquess, age 47, of Fair Hill, MD passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 9, 2017. Bill was the son of Norman E. and Wanda J. Marquess. Bill was a graduate of Elkton High School, "Class of '88." He loved his family first and always. He enjoyed riding his Harley with many of his buddies. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He went on the hunt of a lifetime to see each...
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David H. Kraus

May 6, 1947 - February 8, 2017

David Harland Kraus age 69 passed away on February 8, 2017 in Elkton Maryland. He was born on May 6, 1947 in Orange New Jersey to the late Ellsworth Harland Kraus and Ruth Elsa Storms. He had one sister Linda E Lilley of Punta Gorda Fl. and three brothers Wesley Storms of Punta Gorda Fl. Paul Storms of Russellville Kentucky and The late Michael Storms of Burnsville North Carolina, and Many...
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James P. Purvis, "Jim"

February 4, 1943 - February 8, 2017

James P. Purvis (Jim) age 74 of Landenberg, PA passed away on February 8, 2017. He was born on February 4, 1943 in Augusta, GA. Jim was in the ROTC Program at University Delaware and joined the Army where he served in Vietnam after graduation. Jim began working for the federal government in Health and Human Services as an executive director. Through work, he attended University of Southern...
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Rita D. Funk

December 29, 1954 - February 8, 2017

Rita D. Funk of Rising Sun, MD, age 62, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1954 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Dick Kellner and Helen (Firestone) Kellner. Rita was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Rising Sun Fire Company for over 40 years, an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the American Legion Post 194 and loved spending time with her...
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Bruce Reds Malin

August 7, 1940 - February 2, 2017

Bruce D. "Reds" Malin, age 76, passed away at home Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was born in Phoenixville, PA, on August 7, 1940 to the late Taylor A. Malin and Myrtle A. (Clegg) Malin. Bruce graduated from Phoenixville High School, then went on to serve in the U.S. Army as a MP. He retired from his career as a Sales Manager at Alger Oil in 2006. Bruce pitched fast pitch softball and enjoyed...
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James Brockway Jones, "The Rev"

September 16, 1949 - February 1, 2017

Reverend James Brockway Jones (Jim), age 67 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on February 1, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1949 in Rockford, IL to the late, Hueblin Brockway Jones and Maxine (Campbell) Jones. Reverend Jim dedicated his life to serving his community. In 1976, Jim became the pastor for Leeds United Methodist Church in Elkton, MD and was transferred to Janes United Methodist...
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Richard Rich Lowe

December 18, 1933 - February 1, 2017

Richard H. Lowe, of Wilmington, DE, formally of Sarasota, FL, died peacefully at Heartland Hospice of Pike Creek, DE, at the age of 83. Richard, or "Rich", grew up in Detroit, MI, close with his dear older brother Russell. At the age of 18, Rich joined the U.S. Navy, enjoying an enlistment of 8 years, serving on several ships; his favorite, the U.S.S. Mindoro. Rich served during the Korean War...
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Robert V. Marco

January 26, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Robert Vincent Marco, age 91, of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 26, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank Louis and Reba Sandry Marco. Robert proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a navigator on B-24s, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie Ann Marco;...
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Darryl G. Adkins, Sr.

June 28, 1942 - January 27, 2017

Darryl G. Adkins Sr., age 74, of Rehoboth Beach passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was born June 28, 1942, in Indianapolis, IN to the late Newman and Lucille Adkins. Darryl served in the Armed Forces for 22 years to include two tours in Vietnam. After his time in the United States Army, he became part of the Secret Services. He is survived by his son Darryl G. Adkins Jr. of Rock...
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Jaclyn Leah Engman

September 6, 1991 - January 26, 2017

Jaclyn Leah Engman, age 25, of Newark, DE passed away January 26, 2017 at her residence. Born September 6, 1991 in Baltimore, MD, Jackie was the daughter of Ernest Douglas Westbrook and Marcia Lynn Engman. Jackie graduated from the University of Phoenix with an Associate's Degree in Elementary Education and was working towards her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wilmington. She was a...
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Martha Lee

November 7, 1941 - January 25, 2017

Martha Dean Lee, age 75 of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her family on January 25, 2017. She was born on November 7, 1941 in Wilmington, DE to the late Charles Ballance and Mildred (Ingram) Ballance. Martha is survived by her daughters: Heidi Skopowski and her husband, Peter of Newark, DE and Wendy Schuchardt and her husband, Benjamin of Langhorn, PA; and three grandsons: John, Warren,...
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Robert Frances Wollaston

September 23, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Robert Frances Wollaston, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born September 23, 1925 in Newark, DE, to the late George Wesley and Frances Crew Wollaston. Robert grew up and lived his entire life in Newark where he graduated from Newark High School in 1943. He married Annabelle Lee Prettyman, from Harbeson, DE in 1946...
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Marenes R. (Bud) Tripp

August 20, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Bud Tripp, age 85, passed away on January 25, 2017 at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. He was born on August 20, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Bud graduated from Colgate University, received a Master's Degree from the University of Rochester and obtained his PhD from Rutgers University. He also obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. Bud...
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Ruth L. Cox

October 24, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Ruth L. Cox, 86, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born on October 24, 1930 in Abingdon, VA, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Eliza J. (Perdue) Whiteaker. Ruth was a big fan of music and greatly enjoyed going to yard sales. She especially loved swinging on her porch and sweet treats. Ruth will be remembered for her neatness and cleanliness. She...
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Donald James Ragan III

September 28, 1987 - January 24, 2017

Donald James Ragan, III, age 29 of Elkton, MD passed away on January 24, 2017. He was born on September 28, 1987 in Newark, DE to Donald James Ragan, Jr. and Linda Lee (Benscoter) Ragan. In addition to his parents, Donald is survived by his son, Donald James Ragan, IV of Elkton, MD; brother, James "Curtis" Ragan of Newark, DE; sister, Sarah Fitzpatrick and her husband, Fred of North East, MD;...
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Wanda B. Stopyra

October 20, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Wanda B. Stopyra, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on October 20, 1922, in Passaic, NJ to the late August and Agnes Benben Stopyra. Wanda worked her life as a quality control inspector in several manufacturing businesses, starting at a sewing factory, and ending at Westvaco in Newark, from which...
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Martha D. Graham

November 8, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Martha Dale Graham passed on to her heavenly rest on January 22, 2017 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Mrs. Graham was the daughter of the late Marvin C. and Nora B. Dale. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Alexander P. Graham Sr. She was born in Livingston, TN on November 8, 1925. She graduated from Livingston Academy and went on to business school. ...
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Ayden Mathew Foster

May 14, 2012 - January 21, 2017

Ayden Mathew Foster, age 4, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born on May 14, 2012 in Newark, De, to Chantel Lace South and Bryan Ernest Foster. Ayden had an inseparable bond with his younger sister, Adalynne and everyone could see how much they loved each other. He was a very happy and silly boy who could always find a way to put a smile on your face. Ayden looked forward to...
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Roy A. Dahmer

August 5, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Roy A. Dahmer, 88 of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, January 21, 2017. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Margaret Ann Harris

October 8, 1921 - January 16, 2017

Margaret Ann Harris, age 95, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1921, in Beckley WV, to the late Richard and Gladys (Toney) Davis. She is survived by her sons: Thomas William Harris, of Hamilton, GA, and David Harris, of Coatesville, PA; brother, Tommy Davis, of Newark, DE; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Services will be...
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William Sterling Bowen, "Pete"

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2017

William Sterling Bowen, "Pete", age 92 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Conowingo, MD to the late William Bowen and Rae (Jourdan) Bowen. Pete worked in Federal Service as an engineering technician for 32 years where he started at Bainbridge and later moved on to Aberdeen Proving Ground where he retired in 1977. Pete was a 60 year member of...
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Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene

October 3, 1952 - January 9, 2017

Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene, age 64, of Rising Sun, MD passed away January 9, 2017. She was born on October 3, 1952 in Baltimore, MD to Thomas and Theresa Oakes. Services for Anna will be private.
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James William Kennedy, Jr., "J.W."

August 19, 1980 - January 8, 2017

James William Kennedy, Jr. "J.W.", age 36 of Elkton, MD, passed away on January 8, 2017. He was born on August 19, 1980 in Elkton, MD to the late, James William Kennedy, Sr. and Deborah (Corrie) Johnson. J.W. was employed as an HVAC contractor supervisor. He loved his family and children. J.W. enjoyed riding his street bike, fishing, camping, and watching the Baltimore Ravens with his family...
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Raymond "Jiggy" Knox

March 27, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Raymond O. Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, January 8 2017. Born in 1932 to the late Oscar and Mae (Leslie) Knox. Ray was a graduate of Newark High School class of 1950. He served with Delaware National Guard for 41 years retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was very proud of his induction into the NCO Hall of Fame. One of Ray's other passions was his dedication to...
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Shinjiro A. Kimura

April 11, 1927 - January 8, 2017

Shinjiro Anselm Kimura, 89, of Hockessin, DE passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 after a short illness. Born April 11, 1927, Shinjiro was raised in Kyoto, Japan and received his medical degree from Kyoto University. In 1952 he immigrated to the United States to complete his training in anesthesiology. In Cleveland, OH, he met Margaret Higgins, who became his wife of 52 years, and with whom he...
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Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr.

August 17, 1948 - January 5, 2017

Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr., "Tony," 68, of Bel Air, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on August 17, 1948 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Gottardo Anthony and Santa Marie (Lupinetti) Salemi. Anthony was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Rossiter. Anthony worked various jobs throughout his life. He worked at Future Ford detailing cars, at Peach...
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Bernice Montgomery

November 21, 1927 - January 5, 2017

Bernice Montgomery, 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on November 21, 1927 in Lewisville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Laura I. (Stoops) Simmons. Bernice was a graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, PA. She then entered the workforce and throughout her life worked for Thiokol, Montgomery Farm Equipment, and Ag Industrial....
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Glenn Lee Smith

January 26, 1961 - January 5, 2017

Glenn Lee Smith, 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on January 26, 1961 in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of Theresa (Cruz) Burkey. Glenn worked as a pipefitter at Local 74 for many years. He greatly enjoyed time with friends, grilling and smoking food, and watching both college and professional football. His favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles...
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Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr.

September 26, 1949 - January 5, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr., 67, of Bear, DE, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on September 26, 1949 in Hendersonville, NC, he was the son of Carl and Helen (Suttles) Steppe. Ronnie was a Veteran of the US Army where he served in Vietnam. He then went on to work for Henkels & McCoy, Inc. in Rising Sun, MD, retiring in 1991 after 20 plus years of service....
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Betty J Foster

April 16, 1942 - January 4, 2017

Betty Jane (Baker) Foster of Elkton, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Leroy Harden Baker and Katherine Sara (Biggs) Baker. Betty found joy in doing hair, which she was able to incorporate in to her career as a beautician. She loved working around her home and being a homemaker. Betty enjoyed cooking and baking. ...
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Henry James Norton

July 8, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Henry James Norton, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE from congestive heart failure. He was born July 8, 1930, in London, England to the late Edward and Gladys Norton. Henry attended a technical trade school where he trained as a mechanical engineer in London. Henry and his family emigrated from the UK in 1967. He...
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Gaye Shields

November 20, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Gaye B. Shields of Elkton, MD, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Whitby, WV on November 20, 1928 to the late Everett Brooks Sr. and Wilma (Martin) Scarburough. Gaye worked at the Cecil County Treasury for 30 years. She was a member of the Degree of Pocahontas the women's affiliate of The Improved Order of Red Men. Gaye enjoyed shopping and collecting various...
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Barbara Carol Tramell

November 6, 1947 - January 3, 2017

Barbara Carol Tramell, age 69, of Rising Sun, died peacefully at her home in Rising Sun, MD, on January 3, 2017. Born in Jefferson, NC on November 6, 1947; she was the daughter of the late George Harrison Tramell, Jr. and Mary Jewell Tramell. Ms. Tramell is survived by her daughter, Dawn Marie Crouse and husband, Dennis, of Darlington, MD, and her son, William Edward (Eddie) Remines and wife,...
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Treva Lou Hewlett

November 11, 1933 - December 31, 2016

Treva Lou Hewlett, age 83 of Newark, DE passed away on December 31, 2016. She was born on November 11, 1933 in Miami, FL to the late, Edgar C. Hall and Treva Lou (Blanton) Hall. Treva attended Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL. She then attended Jacksonville Junior College for an Associates' Degree, during her enrollment there she was crowned Miss Jacksonville Jr. College Queen....
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Robert Harold Grundy

February 7, 1930 - December 30, 2016

Robert Harold Grundy, age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 30, 2016. He was born on February 7, 1930 in Newark, DE to the late, John Grundy and Christina (Dingfelder) Grundy. Robert was in the Army and served in the Korean War where he was a forward observer. Later, he became an owner/operator and was a long haul trucker. He was also a long time member of the Newark VFW. Robert...
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John S. Wilds

April 29, 1924 - December 30, 2016

John S. Wilds, 92, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on April 29, 1924 in Kent County, DE, he was the son of the late Herman and Helen (Jump) Wilds. After serving two years in the Air Corps and five years in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, John entered the work force. He sold paint for PPG Industries and then...
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Gail Marie Jean Raul

February 23, 1941 - December 30, 2016

Gail Marie Jean Raul, 75, of Church Hill, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on February 23, 1941 in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis Belle and Flora Belle (Pratt) Littlejohn. Gail loved the beach, fishing, boating, collecting shells, camping and dancing. She would do these things regularly when she visited her summer home in Gargatha, VA. Gail enjoyed...
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Marjorie E. Welch

January 6, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Marjorie E. Welch, 89, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on January 6, 1927 in Dexter, ME, she was the daughter of the late Leo B. and Edith M. (Jaquith) Gordon. Marjorie loved to cook for her family and friends, and loved to try new dishes from her immense library of cook books. She was a "people person" who was outgoing, amiable, compassionate, and...
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Edward Lawrence Mahoney

July 19, 1953 - December 27, 2016

Edward "Ed" Lawrence Mahoney of North East, MD, age 63, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016. He was born on July 19, 1953 in Elkton, MD, to the late Newton Heston Mahoney and Irene (Osenbach) Mahoney. Ed worked for J&J Concrete in Elkton, MD. He prided himself in being a hard worker. Ed was a practical joker and was a great husband and father. Ed loved spending time with his family. Ed...
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Rebecca Marks Schierbaum

October 30, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Rebecca Marks Schierbaum of Elkton, MD, age 88, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1928 in DE to the late Bernard Carmen Marks and Marie Domenique Elizabeth (Porecca) Marks. Rebecca is survived by her son, Mark Schierbaum and his companion, Bonnie Smith of Titusville, FL, daughter, Lisa Cameron and her husband, Robert of Elkton, MD, stepson, John Schierbaum and...
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George W. McCullough III

June 5, 1928 - December 22, 2016

George W. McCullough, III, age 88 of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away peacefully on December 22, 2016. He was born on June 5, 1928 in Wilmington, DE to the late George W. McCullough, II and Olive E. (Jackson) McCullough. A loving and devoted husband and father, George lived most of his life in Maryland and enjoyed hunting, bowling and watching or listening to his beloved Baltimore Orioles. ...
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Robert H. Wilson

April 30, 1952 - December 22, 2016

Robert H. Wilson of Port Deposit, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born in Cumberland, MD on April 30, 1952 to the late Chester Wilson, Sr. and Roberta (Hoffmeister) Wilson. Robert was an adamant story teller who was known for his witty repertoire and vast knowledge of fun facts and interesting tidbits. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and beagles. ...
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Raymond Ray Isaac

September 27, 1944 - December 22, 2016

Raymond "Ray" Lewis Isaac of North East, MD, age 72, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born on September 27, 1944 in Elkton, MD to Elsie (Lewis) Isaac and the late Fred Isaac. Ray was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed working with his hands and "tinkering" with his antique clocks. Ray also found pleasure in playing cards, tending his watermelon plants in his garden, and...
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Warren Anton Knutsen

January 29, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Warren Anton Knutsen, 74, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born on January 29, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Trygve Lovdal and Helen Marie (Jensen) Knutsen. Warren was very passionate about registered Holstein cows and raised them on his farm, in partnership with his brother, Bob, for over 50 years. He also served as the Director of the Mid...
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Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "L.J."

October 29, 1988 - December 19, 2016

Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "LJ", age 28 of Elkton, MD passed away the evening of December 19, 2016 while rendering aid to a disabled vehicle. He was born on October 29, 1988 in Baltimore, MD to Lawrence R. Shants, and Susan Renee (Crystal) Golden. LJ was a member of Sons of Odin and worked as a truck driver for Complete Recycling Group. He was also a door man at Walt's Tavern. LJ enjoyed...
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Thomas William Sellar

March 20, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Thomas William Sellar of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Thomas was born in Queens, NY on March 20, 1944 to the late James Alexander Sellar and Catherine Josephine (Zwick) Sellar. Thomas enjoyed spending time reading a good book. He also loved cooking, traveling, and taking cruises throughout the world. Thomas is survived by his two sons: Michael Sellar and...
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Kyriakos Pentikis

February 9, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Kyriakos Pentikis, age 72 of Nikisiani, Kavala, Greece passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1944 in Nikisiani, Greece to the late, Ioannis Pentikis and Maria (Ourdoudi) Pentikis. Kyriakos was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Thomaia Pentikis of Kavala, Greece; sons: Ioannis Pentikis and his wife, Barbara of Elkton,...
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Janet Fay Dreyfus

October 2, 1936 - December 17, 2016

Janet Fay Dreyfus, age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on December 17, 2016. She was born on October 2, 1936 in York, PA to the late, Joseph John Alfano and Bertie Elizabeth (Mumma) Alfano. Janet is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence Dreyfus of Newark, DE; sons: Christopher Dreyfus and his wife, Robyn of WA, Michael Dreyfus of WA, and Paul Dreyfus and his wife, Cathy of Newark, DE;...
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Mildred Nutter

March 22, 1930 - December 17, 2016

Mildred V. Nutter, 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born on March 22, 1930 in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Leona M. (Mitchell) Vansant. Mildred greatly enjoyed sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved cats. Mildred will always be remembered as a gentle soul. Mildred is...
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Brian Edward McLaughlin

August 2, 1971 - December 16, 2016

Brian Edward McLaughlin, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 16, 2016. He was born on August 2, 1971 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Edward McLaughlin and Barbara (Brooks) McLaughlin. Brian graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1989 where he was an avid wrestler and was a full back on the football team. After graduation, he completed an apprenticeship program in 1995 as a pipe...
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John C. Adams

May 25, 1955 - December 15, 2016

John Charles Adams, age 61, of North East, MD, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 after his courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 25, 1955 to the late Jack Adams and Jean (Strausser) Adams. John enjoyed camping, hunting and archery. He found great joy being in the mountains and woods, alone with nature and watching animals in their natural habitat. He was...
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Robert H. Hollada, Sr.

May 2, 1958 - December 14, 2016

Robert Harold Hollada, Sr., age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Franklin Square in Rosedale, MD. He was born in Elkton, MD on May 2, 1958, to the late Floyd and Lydia (Damron) Hollada. Rob worked many years as a drywall hanger for several companies in the area, the last being Speedy Drywall. He enjoyed fishing, and would frequent all the...
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Victoria Worden Owen

March 10, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Victoria (Tertia) Worden Owen, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:40 PM with her son at her side at Millcroft Nursing Home from Alzheimer's disease. Victoria was born on March 10, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Dr. Stanley and Victoria Vaiden Worden of Dover, DE. She received the family nickname "Tertia," because she was the third female child in the Vaiden family...
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Nichole Lee Cochran

March 20, 1996 - December 12, 2016

Nichole Lee Cochran, 20, of Nottingham, PA, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Born on March 20, 1996 in York, PA, she was the daughter of Scotty Lee, Sr. and Tonya Lynn (DeLong) Cochran. Nichole studied nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She greatly enjoyed fishing, reading, and caring for children. Nichole had a passion for fixing cars and riding motorcycles. She also...
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Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson

May 20, 1962 - December 11, 2016

Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson, age 54, of Scottsdale, AZ, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton, MD, on May 20, 1962 to Mathilde Schuler Seaman and the late John Seaman. Born and raised in the Elkton area, she was a 1980 graduate of Elkton High School. She attended Salisbury State College where she was on the Women's Swim...
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Bonnie Baitinger Shiles

October 3, 1954 - December 9, 2016

Bonnie B. Shiles, 62, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 9, 2016. Born on October 3, 1954 in Salem, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John S. Baitinger, Sr. and Joann (Scott) Brown. Bonnie graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School, in Pennsville, NJ, in 1972. She then went on to attend the Cumberland County College in Vineland,...
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Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

September 16, 1987 - December 6, 2016

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney, age 29, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1987 in Newark, DE to James Sean Sweeney and Anne-Marie (Blair) Sweeney. Michael was a graduate of Elkton High School where he played football and was in the marching band which he enjoyed for four years. He was a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Michael loved...
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Ronald Doc Smith

September 14, 1941 - December 6, 2016

Ronald "Doc" Smith, 75, of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home peacefully on December 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by loving family and his pets, Mousse, Debi, and Maggie. Doc was born in Port Chester, NY on September 14, 1941 and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a US Navy Corpsman with the US Marines. He was an expert in World War II aircraft, loved...
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Brandy Idabell Little

November 20, 1983 - December 5, 2016

Brandy Idabell Little, age 33 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly on December 5, 2016. She was born on November 20, 1983, in Havre De Grace, MD to David and Annette Little. Brandy is survived by her two children David Little, age 11, and Bradon Wade, age 4. Both of the boys live with their grandparents in Rising Sun. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Mussleman of Darlington, MD;...
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Vada Mae Yount

September 3, 1920 - December 5, 2016

Vada Mae Yount, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on December 5, 2016. Born in Summerville, PA on September 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Irene (Shields) Brosius. Vada was a graduate of Summerville High School and later graduated from Clarion State Teachers College. Her teaching career began at the Junior/Senior High School in Verona, PA where she met and later...
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Travis Ezell Riley, Sr.

July 12, 1944 - December 4, 2016

Travis Ezell Riley, age72, of Elkton, MD, and formerly from Alabama, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 12, 1944, in Perry County, AL, to the late Floyd and Velma Terrell Riley. A skilled and talented finish carpenter, he worked as a cabinet maker for several manufacturers over the years until his retirement. He was known as a simple man who...
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Joan W. Simpson

July 28, 1932 - December 1, 2016

Joan W. Simpson, age 84, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home in Castle Rock, CO. She was born July 28, 1932 in New York City, NY, to the late John and Victoria Thorne Demus. Joan was a secretary at the University of Delaware Honors Program for over 20 years. Strong in her faith, she attended several area churches over the years, the last being Bible...
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Gene Patrick Ward

June 3, 1931 - November 30, 2016

Gene Patrick "Pat" Ward, 85, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1931, in Elkton, MD, to the late Joseph Vincent Ward and Charlotte Matilda (Hostetter) Ward. Pat graduated from the Jacob Tome Institute in 1949 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953, retiring on May 1, 1964, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He returned to Cecil County...
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Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD.

July 13, 1973 - November 30, 2016

Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD of Churchville, MD, age 43, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 13, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Henry Wayne Benjamin and Norma Combs Benjamin. Tracey graduated as valedictorian from the Rising Sun High School Class of '91, and continued her education at University of Maryland Baltimore County...
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James Milton Ross

April 3, 1933 - November 28, 2016

James Milton Ross, age 83, of Newark, DE; formerly of Conway, AR, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born on April 3, 1933 in Detroit, MI to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene (Anderson) Ross. James is survived by his two daughters: Katherine Ross and Carrie Lee Bottarini and her husband, John; three sons: Tommy Ross and his wife, Valerie, Jim Ross, and John Ross and...
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Roberta P. Bullen

August 21, 1926 - November 26, 2016

Roberta P. Bullen, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was born on August 21, 1926 in Burdine, KY to the late John Auther Plummer and Clara (Bellomy) Plummer. Roberta was the past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and she volunteered at Perry Point Hospital in Perryville, MD for 30 years. She was a proud member of the St. Rose of Lima Church. Roberta...
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Bonnie Gale Page

February 2, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Bonnie Gale Page, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1935 in Otsego, WV to the late Alva Sizemore and Hazel (Stoneman) Sizemore. Bonnie enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her most cherished time was spent with her family and beloved grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her four sons: John Michael...
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Virginia Kent Stoddard

April 7, 1922 - November 21, 2016

Virginia Kent Stoddard, age 94, of Townsend, DE passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born April 7, 1922 in Elmville, CT to the late George W. Kent and Ada Mae (Dawson) Kent. Virginia was an Executive Secretary for an insurance firm in Miami, FL until her retirement. She loved reading, playing cards and being surrounded by her family. Virginia loved spending time at the beach,...
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Mary Pat Long

April 3, 1929 - November 21, 2016

Mary Patricia "Pat" Long, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on April 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to the late Edward Reardon and Cecilia (McCullough) Reardon. Pat graduated from Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, DE in 1947. She attended Notre Dame University in Baltimore, MD for one year before going to work at Hercules Research...
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Francis P. Urbaniak

August 15, 1926 - November 21, 2016

Francis P. Urbaniak, 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016. Born on August 15, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Stephen and Ida (Michalak) Urbaniak. Francis worked as a barber at Barrow's Barber Shop, located on Main Street in Newark, DE, where he retired in 1973. He then went on to work at Glasgow High School in Newark, DE as a custodian until 1991....
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James "Duffy" Heath, Sr.

May 31, 1937 - November 18, 2016

James "Duffy" A. Heath, Sr., 79, of Elkton, MD, passed away on November 18, 2016. Born on May 31, 1937 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Dorothy Reynolds Heath. Duffy was a 1955 graduate of Elkton High School. As a young man, he worked as a pin setter at the bowling alley for seven cents a game. He was a well-known auto body man who worked for various body shops in the...
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Nona May Weaver

December 16, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Nona May Weaver, age 76 of Peach Bottom, PA, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016. She was born on December 16, 1939 in Darlington, MD to the late, Ronald W. Atwood and Lois (Church) Atwood. Nona was a member of Porter's Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Nona had a passion for gardening and loved flowers. Nona is survived by her husband,...
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Doris A. Smith

June 6, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Doris "Grammie D" Cobb Smith died peacefully at home on November 17, 2016 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 77. Born on June 6, 1939 in Natick, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Beryl Cobb. Doris graduated in 1958 from King Philip Regional High School. She then went to work at AT&T Telephone Company before continuing on as a Tupperware dealer for 44 years, and then working at...
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Peggy Lucille Gilley

March 7, 1942 - November 15, 2016

Peggy Lucille Gilley of Colora, MD, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born on March 7, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to the late Edward L. Carter and Agnes P. (Bridgeman) Carter. Peggy attended Gateway Baptist Church. She liked to crochet, was very tech savvy and enjoyed Facebook and playing games on her laptop. Peggy loved to travel in her RV, and spending time with her...
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Timothy Tyler Chase

October 3, 1971 - November 14, 2016

Timothy T. Chase, 45, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on November 14, 2016. Born on October 3, 1971 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Ann B. and the late Allen K. Chase. Tim owned and operated his own small lawn and landscaping business. He loved being in the outdoors, especially while walking his Labrador dogs. He also enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and canoeing in Maine and jet skiing on the...
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Nicholas Elijah Marston

July 12, 1995 - November 14, 2016

Nicholas Elijah Marston of Middletown, DE, age 21, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. Nicholas attended Gunning Bedford Middle School and then Delcastle Technical High School. He enjoyed sports and participated in soccer, lacrosse and wrestling. Nicholas loved music and art. He found his greatest joy in spending time with his family and friends. Nicholas is survived by his father,...
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Ralph Leonard Cleaves

August 18, 1927 - November 14, 2016

Ralph Leonard Cleaves, 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on November 14, 2016 at his home. Born August 18, 1927 in Christiana, DE, Ralph was the son of the late Walter and Amy (Miller) Cleaves. Ralph is survived by his son, Mark Cleaves and his spouse, Bill Revis; daughter, Cynthia Wright; and his sister, Florence Reed. A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at...
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Donna Lee Holbrook

July 25, 1945 - November 13, 2016

Donna Lee Holbrook, 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born on July 25, 1945 in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Royal Shorter and Stella (Pedigo) West. Donna retired from Terumo Medical as a chemical tech in 2004. She then went on to work for Sues Restaurant in Rising Sun and worked part time for Sun Pharmacy. Donna enjoyed travelling...
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Jean Bradley Wilson

March 29, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Jean Bradley Wilson was called home to be with her Lord on November 13, 2016. Born in Canonsburg, PA to Frank D. and Alverta M Bradley, Jean spent her early childhood near Centerville, VA with her beloved maternal grandparents Minor A. and Elizabeth C. Shull. A graduate of Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, she worked for Du Pont Company for 25 years, retiring in 1991. Jean believed in giving...
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William Richard Coleman

November 14, 1926 - November 11, 2016

William Richard Coleman, age 89, of Newark, DE peacefully went to be with the Lord on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1926 in Person County, North Carolina to the late, William Harrison Coleman and Olvie Blanche (Ellington) Coleman. William served in both the U.S. Navy and Army; he was a WWII veteran and U.S. Army retiree. He also...
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Harry Lee Davis

January 12, 1951 - November 11, 2016

Harry Lee Davis fell asleep in death at his home in Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 11, 2016. Born on January 12, 1951 in Pamplico, South Carolina, Harry was the first born child to the late Sarah Lee and Cleveland Davis. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he met his first wife Janet and had two children Lakala and Emiko. Harry and his second wife Marcia Bliey had two additional children...
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Donna Ham

February 22, 1958 - November 11, 2016

Donna May Ham, age 58, of Nottingham, PA, passed away peacefully November 11, 2016. Born February 22, 1958 to the late Billy Evans and Jennie (McCoury) Evans. Donna was a homemaker that enjoyed jewelry, shopping, and found her greatest joy in being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Donna is survived by her husband of 36 years, Donald Ham; her children: Stephanie Brown of...
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George Louis Becker

May 11, 1926 - November 8, 2016

George Louis Becker of Newark, DE passed away at home at the age of 90 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 following a short illness. He was born on the kitchen table on May 11, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late George Becker and his wife, Gertrude (Doerrzaphf) Becker. George proudly served in the United States Army in the 10th Armored Division in Germany during World War II. He...
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William Cloud Gheen

October 22, 1942 - November 7, 2016

William Cloud Gheen, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away November 7, 2016. Born October 22, 1942 in Chatham, PA, Bill was the son of the late William Goodwin Gheen and Cynthia Dora (Cloud) Gheen. Bill enjoyed fixing old lawn mowers, traveling to the Outer Banks with his wife, Darlene and spending time with his friends. Bill is survived by his son, Russ Gheen and his wife, Tracey and his two...
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Norma M. Fisher

September 10, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Norma (Nowland) Fisher, 93 years old, of Nottingham, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, expired on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Norma was born in Holloway Terrace, New Castle, DE, on September 10, 1923 to the late Hattie and George Nowland. Her husband of 60 years, Edward Fisher, died on June 19, 2006. Norma served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a graduate of the nursing...
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Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr.

December 31, 1945 - November 4, 2016

Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr., age, 70 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Genesis Healthcare Brackenville in Hockessin DE. Born on December 31, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Ballard and Audrey (Bolton) Hibbitts. Bob worked in the parts department for several auto dealers including, Quillen Brothers Ford, Sheehy Ford and Kirkwood Dodge. A...
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Edward T. Dever

September 3, 1944 - November 1, 2016

Edward T. "Ed" Dever, age 72, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born on September 3, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Jane (Black) Dever. Ed served his country proudly in the United States Army. He spent his career working with information technology, specializing in communications and computers. Ed retired from Sun Oil and went on to...
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Donald "Donny" Crothers

April 20, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Donald "Donny" C. Crothers, 66, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Mary Alice (Brown) Crothers and the late Alfred Thompson Crothers, Jr. Donny was the owner and operator of a dairy farm, called Long Green Farms, in Rising Sun, MD, which has been in the Crothers Family for over 250...
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Bernice May Harris

May 24, 1928 - October 29, 2016

Bernice May Harris, age 88, recently of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Bernice was born on May 24, 1928 in North Branch, Michigan to the late Basil McInally and Mabel (Stewart) McInally. She was a lifelong resident of North Branch, Lapeer County Michigan until her retirement and she and her husband moved to Zephyrhills, Florida in 1989. Bernice worked for 30+...
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