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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

Virginia Houchin Rickolt

October 21, 1932 - March 29, 2015

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James A Seydell

December 18, 1933 - March 27, 2015

James A. Seydell, 81, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully March 27, 2015 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE surrounded by his family. Born in Newark on December 18, 1933, Jim was the son of the late Walter and Bella Atkinson Seydell. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE. He graduated from Newark High School and the Graduate School of Consumer Banking at the University of...
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Audrey Monk Gerst

March 24, 1938 - March 27, 2015

Audrey (Monk) Gerst, 77, of Colora, MD, went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. Born on March 24, 1938, Audrey was the daughter of the late Oliver and Gladys Monk. Audrey grew up in Kingsville and graduated from Parkville High School in 1956. Receiving Christ as her Savior in June of 1955, she was a member of Emmorton Baptist Church. In 2005, she...
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David E. (Davy Mac) MacFadden

May 18, 1928 - March 26, 2015

David E. MacFadden (Davy Mac), passed away peacefully March 26, 2015 surrounded by his family. David was a member of the Armstrong Masonic lodge for 50 years. Born in West Chester, PA on May 18, 1928, David was the son of the late Clarence and Helen Walter MacFadden. He was a graduate of Conrad High School and served as a SeaBee in the United States Navy. He worked for Getty Oil and retired in...
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Edna Bullis Bledsoe

November 19, 1916 - March 26, 2015

Edna Bullis Bledsoe, age 98, of Elkton, MD, and formerly of Sparta, NC, Passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Singerly Manor Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. She was born November 19, 1916 in North Wilkesboro, NC to the late William A. and Helen (Compton) Bullis. A beautician by trade, she owned and operated "Edna's Beauty Shop" in Elkton from 1954 to 1970. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Carol Ann Sutton

November 3, 1965 - March 21, 2015

Carol Ann Sutton, 49, of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, March 21, 2015. Born November 3, 1965 in Elkton, MD, Carol was the daughter of Edward Adams and Carol Truitt. Carol Ann loved nature and being outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, cooking, canning, and gardening in her flowerbeds. Carol's most cherished memories were those spent with her wonderful family and friends. She was a...
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Phillip Adrian Brome

October 6, 1984 - March 20, 2015

Phillip A. Brome, age 30, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born, October 6, 1984 in Minot, ND to Robert and Cynthia (Adamo) Brome. Phil loved music, and from a very young age played guitar, sang, and even wrote his own music and lyrics. He enjoyed being outdoors, and often rode dirt bikes and motorcycles, and spent much time at the beach. A ...
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Benjamin Benson Buck

December 2, 1933 - March 20, 2015

Benjamin Benson Buck, 81, of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord Friday, March 20, 2015. Born December 2, 1933 in Rising Sun, MD, Benjamin was the son of the late Claude and Ella (Pogue) Buck. Benjamin served as a photographer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Lay Witness Mission and helped start the Christian Motorcycle Association of Delaware. He enjoyed witnessing for the Lord,...
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Alice Edith Brill

August 22, 1923 - March 19, 2015

Alice Edith Brill, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 22, 1923, in Independence, VA to the late James A. and Effie Cleo (Cline) Isom. She had a long and fulfilling life as a mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She was seamstress, loved gardening and collecting pigs. She was a member of...
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Charles "Redz" Ireland

May 8, 1951 - March 18, 2015

Charles "Redz" Ireland, 63, of Landenberg, PA passed away unexpectedly at his home March 18, 2015. Born in Easton, MD on May 8, 1951, Redz was the son of the late Charles D. and Lillie Justice Ireland. He was self-taught in auto repair and welding and was also a licensed aircraft mechanic. He enjoyed modifying and restoring antique vehicles, especially trucks. He also collected and fine-tuned...
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William E. Simmons, Sr

May 3, 1950 - March 17, 2015

William Ernest Simmons, Sr., age 64 of North East, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on May 3, 1950 in Elkton, MD to the late Milford Benson and Liselotte (Stuber) Simmons. A lifelong resident of the Elkton area, Bill served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and returned home and worked at the Chrysler...
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Gerald P. "Jerry" Holmes

February 29, 1940 - March 16, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" Patrick Holmes, age 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 29, 1940 in Elkton, MD to the late George E. and Myrtle (Shivery) Holmes. Jerry worked for the Public Works department of the Town of Elkton, a job he enjoyed for 37 years. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing softball in the local...
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Amos John Husfelt, Jr.

January 19, 1931 - March 16, 2015

Amos J. Husfelt, Jr., 84, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born January 19, 1931 in North East, MD, Amos was the son of the late Amos John Husfelt, Sr. and Alberta Ruth (McKinney) Anderson. Amos was an enthusiastic Ravens fan and he also enjoyed watching NASCAR. He loved getting people smile and laugh even with his sometimes "ornery"...
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Thomas E. Flanagan, III

April 21, 1927 - March 15, 2015

Thomas E. Flanagan III, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary, of almost 40 years, his brother Ed Flanagan, who died in the Korean War, his brother Bill Flanagan and sister Cecelia Otterbein, all of whom he loved dearly. Tom was born and raised in Rahway, New Jersey, the eldest son of Sarah Cecelia and Thomas Flanagan....
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Ashlyn Hope Slayman

June 29, 2014 - March 14, 2015

Ashlyn Hope Slayman, 8 month old daughter of Samuel and Pauline Slayman of Elkton, MD, passed away March 14, 2015 in her parents' loving arms after a courageous battle. She lit up whenever "Frozen" was playing. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her triplet sisters, Stella Grace and Kylie Faith Slayman; her grandparents, Delores Slayman of Elkton, Ralph E. Slayman of Chatham, VA and...
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Denise M. Andrews

June 19, 1931 - March 8, 2015

Denise M. Andrews, of Northeast, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1931, in Paris, France. Denise spent her childhood and teenage years in France and later moved to Morocco. While there she was an entrepreneur and managed a restaurant and hotel, where she met her husband Andy, the love of her life. When the family...
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Betty A. Temple

October 21, 1927 - March 8, 2015

Betty A. Temple, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home in Elkton, MD. Born October 21, 1927 in Loudon County, VA, Betty was the daughter of the late George B. and Samantha (Mercer) Underwood. She was an active member of Rock Presbyterian Church where she was a trustee, elder, choir member, Sunday school teacher, as well as an elected delegate to the Presbytery General...
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Annette Eva Hewitt

December 10, 1927 - March 3, 2015

Annette Eva Hewitt, 87, of Conowingo, MD, passed away unexpectedly at her home March 3, 2015. Born in Baltimore on December 10, 1927, Annette was the daughter of the late Frank and Ida Deiter. After raising her family, she joined Carpenter's Local 974 and worked as a convention carpenter at the Baltimore Convention Center for 27 years. She was an active member of State Line Baptist Church and...
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Vicki Vavra Higham

April 28, 1951 - March 1, 2015

Vicki Vavra Higham, 63, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Born on April 28, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter the late William Joseph and Mildred Louise (Welch) Vavra. Raised in Cooper Farms near Wilmington DE, she attended St. John the Beloved Grammar School and graduated from Padua Academy in 1969. She resided in...
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Clarence Benson "Stinker" Smith, Jr.

August 5, 1967 - February 28, 2015

Clarence (Stinker) Benson Smith, Jr., 47, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 28, 2015. A lifelong resident of Elkton, Clarence was the son of Joy Beavers and the late Clarence B. Smith, Sr. Clarence was a welder by trade. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his mother,...
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Earl Herbert Loomis, SRA

November 22, 1935 - February 25, 2015

Earl Herbert Loomis, SRA, 79 passed away in Elkton, MD on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Earl was born on November 22, 1935 in Chester County, PA to the late Earl Russell Loomis and Gladys McCorkle. He was a graduate of Downingtown High School in Downingtown, PA then attended Goldey–Beacom College in DE graduating with an associate's degree in Accounting and Business. Earl worked at First...
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MaryAnn Loomis

October 14, 1938 - February 25, 2015

MaryAnn Loomis, 76 passed away in Elkton, MD on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. MaryAnn was born on October 14, 1938 Wilmington, DE to the late Charles Bradford Dennie and Edith Anabell Dennie. MaryAnn grew up in Rockford Park, Delaware. After graduating from Wilmington High School she worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company. Then for many years she owned and operated "MaryAnn's Nut Farm"...
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Ida I. Barlow

July 8, 1922 - February 24, 2015

Ida I. Barlow, age 92, formerly of Frederica, DE and Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, DE. She was born on July 8, 1922 in Chester, PA to the late Harry S. and Ida O. (Durham) Russell. She is survived by her son, John E. Barlow, of Dover, DE; her daughters, Ida Teresi, and Christine Grant, both of Elizabethtown,...
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Janet M. Thompson

June 11, 1942 - February 24, 2015

Janet M. Thompson, 72, of Bear, DE, passed away at her home February 24, 2015. Born in the Bronx, NY on June 11, 1942, Janet was the daughter of the late James and Justine Favitta. Janet will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was known for being a selfless, compassionate, generous and kind woman. After...
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Adrienne Niccole Cataldi

August 30, 1983 - February 23, 2015

Adrienne N. Cataldi, age 31, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Lewes, DE. She was born on August 30, 1983 in Wilmington, DE, to Alan and Rebecca (Stanaland) Cataldi. She worked as a medical secretary, but also trained in and enjoyed cosmetology. She would often do the hair, nails, and make up for her friends and family for many special occasions. Ever the movie buff,...
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Beverly June Galoff

May 23, 1933 - February 23, 2015

Beverly June Galoff, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 23, 2015. Born in Winona, MN on May 23, 1933, Beverly was the daughter of the late Ole & Amanda Solberg. She retired from the Cecil County Public School System in 1996 where she worked as a reading specialist. She was a member of the Cecil County Retired Teachers Association and the St Pauls' Lutheran Church in Newark, DE. ...
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Barbara Anne Gunther

March 16, 1947 - February 21, 2015

Barbara Anne Gunther, age 67, a longtime resident of Green Valley in Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born March 16, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William E. and Thelma R. (Kaehn) Gunther. Upon her graduation from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965, she lived and worked in Kemblesville, PA for 20 years, including her...
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Margaret M. Grimshaw

September 1, 1925 - February 19, 2015

Margaret M. Grimshaw, 89, of Newark, DE passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born September 1, 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Margaret was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Williams) Hamilton. Margaret (known as Peggy to her friends) was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, and was an avid bridge player for many years. Margaret is survived by her two sons,...
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Elias C. Bendeck

April 29, 1928 - February 19, 2015

Elias C. Bendeck, 86, of Newark, DE died peacefully at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born April 29, 1928 in Hati, Elias was the son of the late Constantine and Mary (Kawas) Bendeck. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, DE. The family would like to thank the staff with Gilpin Hall and those...
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Michele Ann Shervin

February 9, 1961 - February 18, 2015

Michele Ann Shervin, 54, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Born February 9, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA, Michele was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Michele spent time down the shore in Ocean City, NJ, stamping beautiful cards, and going to Phillies games. Michele enjoyed...
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Stewart Leighton Nengel

April 1, 1920 - February 17, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 Stewart Leighton Nengel, age 94, of Millsboro, DE, passed away. He was born April 1, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, to Francis and Ruth (McCarter) Nengel. Stewart proudly served his country during WWII and was involved in a plane crash in California early in his enlistment. Having been one of only two survivors he sustained critical injuries and spent several months in the...
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Edith P. Kilby

October 15, 1917 - February 17, 2015

Edith P. Kilby, 97, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born October 15, 1917 in Helton, NC, Edith was the third of eight children of the late Charles Bradley Pennington and Frances Emily (Littlewood) Pennington. She moved with her family to Harford County in 1920 and graduated from Bel Air High School and then Towson Teachers College with a degree in elementary...
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Norman Lon McCaslin

March 3, 1931 - February 16, 2015

Norman L. McCaslin, 83, of Conowingo, MD, passed away February 16, 2015 at Union Hospital. A lifelong resident of Conowingo, Normans was born on March 3, 1931, the son of the late Austin and Agnes Carr McCaslin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for Bethlehem Steel and for Frezzo Brothers Trucking in Avondale, PA. He enjoyed farming, crabbing and was especially proud of the...
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Larry M. Hyde

March 19, 1945 - February 15, 2015

Larry M. Hyde, age 69, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Churchman's Village in Newark, DE. He was born on March 19, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA to Edith (Gross) Mills and the late Louis Hyde. Larry worked as a Marketing Analyst for 31 years at Delmarva Power until his retirement. A self taught musician, he enjoyed listening, composing and playing music. Larry was an early...
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Ronald Keith Horkey

September 1, 1952 - February 14, 2015

Ronald Keith Horkey, 62, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home February 14, 2015. Born in Waynesburg, PA on September 1, 1952, Ronald was the son of the late Albert and Edna Langenheim Horkey. A veteran of the U.S Army, Ronald served from 1969-1972 as a guard in Okinawa. He was employed by Dow Chemical for over 15 years. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He was...
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Helen Louise Litwa

October 28, 1949 - February 12, 2015

Helen L. Litwa, age 65, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Thursday February 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born October 28, 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Doris (MacDonald) Farren. Helen grew up in Upper Chichester, and devoted her life to her family and to serving people with disabilities. She was the devoted mother of...
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John Trush

November 1, 1924 - February 11, 2015

John Trush, age 90, a lifelong resident of Chesapeake City, passed away February 11, 2015 at William Hill Manor in Easton, MD. Born on November 1, 1924, John was the son of the late Phillip and Mary Malinowski Trush. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II under General George Patton. John worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for many years, where he worked extensively...
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Maryanna Ward Holm

January 10, 1923 - February 11, 2015

Maryanna Ward Holm, 92, of West Grove, PA, passed away February 11, 2015 at Jenner's Pond Assisted Living. Born in St. Louis, MO on January 10, 1923, Maryanna was the daughter of the late Carl and Edna Schober Hoefel. She attended the University of Missouri and was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and served as District Governor. She was a talented singer and was the lead alto soloist for...
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Nancy Norris Carlton

June 22, 1931 - February 11, 2015

Nancy Norris Carlton, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Regal Heights Rehabilitation Care in Hockessin, DE. She was born June 22, 1931 in North East, MD to the late Howard and Elsie (Smith) Loller. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Walter; daughters, Susan Louise Carlton of Elkton, MD, Mary Carol Honey of Newark, DE, and Joanne Carlton...
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Margaret Kristen English, "Kris"

December 28, 1965 - February 6, 2015

Margaret Kristen English, 49, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, February 6, 2015. Born December 28, 1965 in Baltimore, MD, Kris was the daughter of the late Phillip and Susan (Tredway) English. Kris was a joy to be with; always living life like it was a "celebration". She enjoyed scuba diving, bicycle rides, and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed cruising around in her sporty, orange Mini...
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John Charles "Jack" Miller, Sr.

December 8, 1932 - February 4, 2015

John Charles "Jack" Miller, Sr. age 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born on December 8, 1932, in Chester, PA to the late Francis Grove, Sr. and Elizabeth (McCool) Miller. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; his sons, John Miller, Jr., and his wife Linda, and Bob Miller and his wife Diane, both of North East...
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Fredderrick Garry Jackson, Sr.

October 14, 1950 - February 1, 2015

At the rising of the sun, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, Fredderrick Garry Jackson, Sr., in the loving arms of his wife Patricia Lyle-Jackson and surrounded by loving family members, Garry united with his heavenly Father and is now at peace. Garry and Patricia were united for 45 years. From this union they received their biggest blessings, Douglas Jackson (Sandra), Fredderrick Garry Jackson, Jr....
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Jack M. Younce

December 23, 1940 - January 31, 2015

Jack Monroe Younce, 74, passed away Saturday January 31, 2015 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Jack was born in Ashe County, NC on December 23, 1940. He was retired from Jackson Marine Sales as a boat technician, wood finisher and fiberglass expert. Jack was a classic car enthusiast and a member of the Recycle Teenagers Car Club, and he loved animals....
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Jacqueline L. Squier

January 21, 1919 - January 31, 2015

Jacqueline L. Squier, 96, of Newark, DE, passed away January 31, 2015. Services will be private. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and mailed to R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711.
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Johnson Smith

November 2, 1929 - January 31, 2015

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Johnson Smith, 85, of Newark, DE, passed away January 31, 2015 at Manor Care, Pike Creek. A lifelong resident of Newark, Betty was the daughter of the late Harvey and Madeline Heitzenroder Johnson. She was a 1947 graduate of Newark High School and attended the University of Delaware. She worked as an administrative assistant at Patterson Schwartz Realty and the...
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Harry Robert Horton

August 30, 1928 - January 31, 2015

Mr. Harry Robert Horton, age 86 of Cana, VA, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Horton was born in Hartford County, MD on August 30, 1928 to William and Beatrice Burchette Horton. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was retired from Chrysler Corporation. Surviving are his loving wife, Judith Evans Hodgin Horton; daughters and sons...
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Kenneth Soule' Knox, Sr.

October 16, 1951 - January 27, 2015

Kenneth S. Knox, Sr., 63, of Newark, DE, passed away at home unexpectedly on January 27, 2015 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Born in Wilmington, DE on October 16, 1951, Ken was the son of the late Clarence and Barbara Knox. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for 30 years at Insteel Wire Products. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union and served as...
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Terry Lee Wasko

April 28, 1953 - January 23, 2015

Terry Lee Wasko, age 61 of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born April 28, 1953 to the late Anthony and Anne (Mucha) Wasko in Kingston, PA. Terry worked as a financial planner, most recently with Karr Barth Financial Planning in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He was part of one of the first groups to earn the title "Certified Financial Planner"...
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Neil Andrews McMullen

May 12, 1948 - January 23, 2015

Neil Andrews McMullen, known to family and friends alike as "Droops", 66, of Howell, NJ passed away peacefully Friday, January 23, 2015 in Newark, DE. Born May 12, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, Neil was the son of the late, Norman and Ruth (Whaley) McMullen. He grew up in Little Silver, NJ and graduated from Red Bank Regional High School where he played football during his Junior and Senior years...
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Robert "Bob" Conway, Sr.

January 7, 1939 - January 20, 2015

Robert "Bob" Conway, Sr., 76, of Newark, DE passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his home. Born January 7, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, Bob was the son of the late Reginald and Ann (Barrow) Conway. Bob graduated from Newark High school, class of 1957, where he was an All-State Quarterback. Following high school, he went on to play in the minor leagues for the Phillies. Bob coached football for...
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Ethel Cloud Bogle

August 13, 1931 - January 19, 2015

Ethel Cloud Bogle, 83, of Strickersville, PA, passed away January 19, 2015 at her home. She was born at home in Strickersville on August 13, 1931 to the late Willis M. and Florence E. Cloud. Ethel attended a one-room schoolhouse in Strickersville, PA and graduated from Newark High School in 1950. She worked as a secretary for a construction company in Newark, DE and then went to Hercules Powder...
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Richard John Hartman

July 23, 1941 - January 18, 2015

Richard John Hartman, 73, of Colora, MD passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 after a long illness. Born July 23, 1941 in Omaha, NE, Richard was the son of the late William and Mary (Wiater) Hartman. He retired from the USN holding the rank of E7 as a Chief Operations Specialist where he proudly served for 22 years. He was a Vietnam veteran who received the National Defense Service medal, 2...
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Stella Kirkey

October 28, 1930 - January 17, 2015

Stella Kirkey, 84, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Bedford, TX. Born October 28, 1930, Stella was the daughter of the late Milton and Luanna (Thompson) Viars. Stella cherished her time spent with her wonderful family and she enjoyed making sure everyone in her family was well taken care of. Stella is survived by her son...
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Walter H. Buzby

July 22, 1937 - January 17, 2015

Walter H. Buzby, 77, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home. Born July 22, 1937 in Woodbury, NJ, Walter was the son of the late Albert and Dorris (Hendrickson) Buzby, Sr. Walter graduated from Woodstown High School in 1955 and went on to serve in the United States Army. Following his enlistment, he attended Wilkes Barre College in Pennsylvania. He worked on the...
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Louis Paul Cambardella

April 11, 1954 - January 17, 2015

Louis Paul Cambardella, 60, of Ephrata, PA, passed away surrounded by family at Select Specialty Hospital in York, PA following a courageous battle. Born in Old Forge, PA on April 11, 1954, Louis was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor Cambardella. He graduated from Bowie High School in 1972 and received his Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology Management from the...
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Fay E. Bennett Rodgers

August 6, 1951 - January 16, 2015

Fay Bennett Rodgers, 63, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Union Hospital. Born August 6, 1951 in Elkton, MD, Fay was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Secord) Bennett. She was a lifelong employee of the Bayard House where she worked as a server. She was very passionate about serving her customers well and always remembered their drinks. In her free time...
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James V. Logullo, Jr.

October 6, 1933 - January 16, 2015

James V. Logullo, Jr., 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away January 16, 2015 at Seasons Hospice/Franklin Square Hospital with his wife by his side. Born in Wilmington, DE on October 6, 1933, Jim was the son of the late James and Anne Ludlum Logullo. He graduated from Conrad High School and from there enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a medic serving in the Korean War. Following his service in the...
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James Monroe Holbrook

May 4, 1920 - January 15, 2015

James Monroe Holbrook, 94, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born May 4, 1920 in Dublin, MD to the late Avery A. and Annie M. (Edwards) Holbrook. James served his country in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner for three years during World War II. He was stationed in Florida and served a tour of duty in Italy. He worked for the...
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Wayne David Duffield

May 22, 1949 - January 15, 2015

Wayne David Duffield, 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born May 22, 1949 in Bridgeton, NJ, Wayne was the son of George R. and the late E. June (Harris) Duffield. Wayne was employed at the Bayside Community Network in Elkton, MD. A diehard and true Phillies fan, he rooted and supported his team through the good years and the bad. He is survived by his...
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Marian M. Baughman

December 1, 1930 - January 15, 2015

Marian M. "Mim" Baughman, 84, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully January 15, 2015 at Union Hospital. Born in West Grove, PA on December 1, 1930, Marian was the daughter of the late James and Ola Blankenship McCardell. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and worked as an office manager for a landscaping company. She was very interested in genealogy and she built her own website ...
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Vera Estelle Mahon Duff

November 11, 1915 - January 14, 2015

Vera Estelle Mahon Duff died at the age of 99 on January 14 at the Country House in Greenville, Delaware, where she had lived for 22 years. She was born in Kearny, New Jersey, on November 11, 1915, to Caroline Jorgenson Mahon and Fred Mahon. As a child, she lived in Haskell, New Jersey, and she graduated from high school in Butler, New Jersey. She was married to Alan Dallas Duff, Jr., on March 18...
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Frank A. Durham

September 4, 1947 - January 14, 2015

Frank A. Durham, 67, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born September 4, 1947 in Elkton, MD, Frank was the son of the late Clifford R. Durham, Sr. and Matilda (Swanson) Durham. He was employed at the University of Delaware where he worked in the Custodial Maintenance Department until he retired in 1988. Frank greatly enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family. ...
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Janice Marie Shivery

January 1, 1938 - January 14, 2015

Janice Marie Shivery, 77, of Conowingo, MD passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born January 1, 1938 in Chester, PA, Janice was the daughter of the late Bernard B. Williams and the late Della Mae (Guy) Freeman. She enjoyed gardening where she was a member of her local gardening club and she was an avid birdwatcher. However, Janice's greatest joy was her time spent with her loving family...
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Patricia F. Nickle

February 14, 1929 - January 14, 2015

Patricia F. Nickle. 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born February 14, 1929 in Elwyn, PA, Patricia was the daughter of the late Michael and Ednell (Passmore) McLaughlin. Patricia was a lady of strong faith and was well versed in her Bible studies. She a member of Conowingo Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and was formerly a member of the...
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V. Hazel VanDyke

April 23, 1921 - January 12, 2015

Virginia Hazel VanDyke, age 93, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 23, 1921 in Ramsey Ridge, VA to the late Thomas and Sylvia (Deel) Newberry. Family oriented, taking care of children and grandchildren, she was a beloved wife mother and grandmother. She was a no nonsense woman giving advice, wanted or not,...
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Jane Brenan Erickson

February 6, 1930 - January 12, 2015

Heaven got a little brighter this week as Jane Clare Brenan Erickson passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. Her strong-minded character will be more than a little missed. She grew up splitting her time between Parkersburg, WV and Severna Park, MD with a father who worked for the Railway Express. She attended De Sales Heights Visitation Academy for Females and went on to earn her B.A. in...
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Franklin Atwood Hanna, Sr. "Butch"

January 19, 1949 - January 10, 2015

Franklin Atwood Hanna, Sr. "Butch", 65, of Middletown, DE passed away suddenly January 10, 2015 at his home. Born January 19, 1949 in Wilmington, DE, Butch was the son of the late Elwood Marshall and Rebecca Ellen (Dehorty) Hanna. Butch dedicated 38 years of service to Acme as a butcher. He loved working with his hands and was always looking for new projects and finding things to fix. He was...
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Harry R. McKenry

March 12, 1923 - January 10, 2015

Harry R. McKenry, age 91, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Millcroft Nursing Home in Newark, DE. He was born March 12, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Harry and Marie (Boecking) McKenry. Harry earned his Bachelor's degree in 1944, graduating from the University of Delaware. He worked in human resources, recruiting employees for Atlas Chemical, ICI Americas, and...
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Vivian Marie West

March 18, 1931 - January 10, 2015

Vivian Marie West, 83, of Newark, DE passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Born March 18, 1931, Vivian was the daughter of the late Charles William Jones and the late Florence Estelle Sharon Jones McCann. She was a member of the Elkton Moose Lodge and the VFW Post 475. She enjoyed dancing, music, bingo, and playing cards. The family would like to thank Vista Hospice for the care and...
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Charlie W. Hinkle, Sr.

December 7, 1926 - January 10, 2015

Charlie W. Hinkle, 88, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly January 10, 2015 at his home. Born in Amanotta, VA on December 7, 1926, Charlie was the son of the late Homer and Martha Hinkle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Philippines during the Second World War as an M.P. Following his discharge, he worked at Perry Point Veterans Hospital until his retirement in 1982....
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Grace Virginia Kennedy

December 18, 1925 - January 9, 2015

Grace Tweed Kennedy, age 89, of Elkton, MD went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Caraway Manor. She was born December 18, 1925 in Newark, DE to the late Clinton and Sarah May (Grant) Tweed. Grace was a caring, fun-spirited, loving person who had a beautiful smile. Music was in her heart and soul, as she always loved singing and dancing, especially tap dancing. An...
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Ruth Hurst Gandy

October 7, 1961 - January 8, 2015

Ruth M. Gandy passed away peacefully January 8, 2015 at Christiana Hospital with family and friends by her side. Ruthie was born October 7th 1961 in Hollywood Florida to Frank and Ruth Hurst of Newark DE. Ruthie Attended Middletown HS class of 1979 and worked for BE&K as an engineering scheduler/planner. Ruthie loved country line dancing and always enjoyed teaching others. She also...
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Annabelle Prettyman Wollaston

June 16, 1925 - January 8, 2015

Annabelle P. Wollaston, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 16, 1925 in Lewes, DE, the eldest daughter of the late Esther West Prettyman and William H. Prettyman. She moved to Newark to attend the University of Delaware from which she graduated in 1946. She taught physical education at the...
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Charles Shirley

February 6, 1932 - January 6, 2015

Charles "George" Shirley, age 82, of Earleville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Bay Health Medical Center in Milford, DE. He was born February 6, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Walter J. and Gertrude (Bainbridge) Shirley. George, as he was known to his family and friends, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mechanically inclined, he...
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Mildred Hildt Pugh

June 26, 1921 - January 6, 2015

Mildred H. Pugh, 93, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clark, NJ following a brief illness. Born June 26, 1921 in Rocks, MD, Mildred was the daughter of the late Henry Edgar and Mary (Iley) Hildt. Mildred attended the Oxford Friends Meeting and Brick Meeting in Calvert. Before retiring to Rising Sun, Mildred and her late...
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William E. Bland

November 20, 1942 - January 4, 2015

William E. Bland, 72, of Bear, DE, passed away January 4, 2015 at Christiana Hospital with his loving wife by his side, following a courageous battle with several illnesses. Born in Newark, DE on November 20, 1942, Bill was the son of the late Ernest and Thelma Morrison Bland. He graduated from Newark High School, and devoted his life to serving the public in the Air National Guard and for the...
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William L. Kirn, Sr.

November 2, 1932 - January 3, 2015

William L. Kirn, Sr., 82, of Newark, DE, passed away January 3, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Camden, NJ on November 2, 1932, William was the son of the late William Benjamin and Edna Hummel Kirn. He was a painter, a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from General Motors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an animal lover. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his...
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William Earl Deloatch

August 26, 1969 - January 2, 2015

William Earl Deloatch " Earl" as he was so affectionately called by many leaves to mourn his mother Bernice Loretta Deloatch , four sisters Lakiesha Chavon Deloatch, Syeria Adele Deloatch, Laura Jeanette Deloatch, Kellee Marie Deloatch , two brothers Herman Lamar Deloatch, Darnell Allen Glassco Deloatch two nieces Deasia Antoria Fowlkes and Kayla Marie Deloatch and a host of aunts, uncles and...
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Virginia Belle Barrows "Bunny" Fowler

November 15, 1920 - January 1, 2015

Virginia Belle Barrows Fowler, age 94, of Elkton, MD, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Bunny was born November 15, 1920 in Parma OH to the late Belle Thomas Barrows and late Clark Worthy Barrows. Her only sibling, Patricia Anne was born two years later, and the family moved to Michigan in 1925, where she graduated from high school and college and married her high school...
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David Alexander Owocki

May 25, 1989 - December 30, 2014

David Owocki was born on May 25, 1989 and died on Dec. 30, 2014. He was a resident of Landenberg, PA, and a student at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, majoring in computer science. For the past two years he has been reigning chess champion at the Newark Chess Club of Delaware. He is survived by his parents, Suzi and Stan, his sister Sarah, his brother Kevin, and his beloved cats...
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Doris Jean McCormick

February 4, 1928 - December 28, 2014

Doris Jean McCormick, age 86, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 surrounded by her family at home. She was born February 4, 1928 in Newark, DE to the late John and Susan (Backof) Morrison. She is survived by her children, John H. McCormick and wife Sandra of New Port Richey, FL, Gerry McCormick Sr., and wife Mary of New Port Richey, FL, Kevin McCormick, Sr. of Dover,...
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Tyler Ray Hess

March 31, 1995 - December 28, 2014

Tyler Ray Hess, age 19 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was born March 31, 1995 in Newark, DE to Tory Ray Hess and Rachelle Lynn (Ferrell) Ayers. Tyler loved doing the things that most kids growing up enjoy doing, including Legos, video games, puzzles and riding roller coasters. With his charming and loving personality, Tyler made many friends wherever he went. He...
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Clay W. "Sonny" McInnis, Jr.

June 4, 1932 - December 27, 2014

Clay Wall "Sonny" McInnis, Jr. passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was 82 years old. Clay was born June 4, 1932 in Greensboro, NC. He was one of eleven children born to Clay Sr. and Hattie "Lillian" Apple McInnis. As a young child he enjoyed spending time with his family, working as a paper boy, eating at his family's ice cream parlor, and playing on the basketball team. He...
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Barbara Bonham Dowling

October 16, 1916 - December 25, 2014

Barbara Bonham Dowling passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Dowling, born October 16, 1916, was the daughter of the late Nellie Sheldrake Murphy and Harry Lawrence Bonham. She was a Newark native and a graduate of Tower Hill School and the University of Delaware. She married Frank Kahler Scott in 1941. Together they raised their three children. They came to a friendly...
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Audrey Jean Wadkins

December 10, 1942 - December 25, 2014

Audrey Jean Wadkins, 72, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away ay Genesis Healthcare December 25, 2014. Born in Bradford, VT on December 10, 1942, Audrey was the daughter of the late Earnest and Nina Covey. She was a homemaker, and also worked at various stores and factories during her life. She had many interests, including crabbing and fishing, going to yard sales and auctions and growing...
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Steven Dale Hickman

March 11, 1960 - December 24, 2014

Steve Dale Hickman, Sr., 54, of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Born March 11, 1960 in Lancaster, PA, Steven was the son of the late Paul Hickman and the late Elizabeth (Trimble) Brooks. He enjoyed the pool league and playing shuffle board; but what he cherished most was his time spent with his loving children and grandchildren, especially around a bonfire. ...
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Polly Moehlman Bray

June 7, 1924 - December 23, 2014

Polly Moehlman Bray, 90, of Newark, DE passed away at home on December 23 2014. Polly was born June 7 1924 in Whitehall, Muskegan County, Michigan to the late Henry and Mabel (Carlson) Moehlman. Polly graduated in theatre and speech from Michigan State University where she was named the outstanding woman in her class. In 1947 she married Dale Frank Bray, accepting his proposal 6 months after...
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Ann V. Elville

August 19, 1924 - December 23, 2014

Ann V. Elville, 90, of Lititz, PA passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Born August 19, 1924 in Dublin, MD, Ann was the daughter of the late Avery and Annie (Edwards) Holbrook. Ann was a 1941 graduate of Rising Sun High School and was an active member of the Conowingo Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed being a homemaker and felt that her home was her...
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Mary Anna Frisbie

February 15, 1928 - December 16, 2014

Mary Anna Frisbie, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away December 16, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Arthur Frisbie. A welcome home to heaven celebration will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 12 noon at Bible Fellowship of Newark, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE, 19702.
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Mary Kathryn "Kat" MacDonald

March 11, 1954 - December 16, 2014

Mary Kathryn "Kat" MacDonald, 60, of New Castle, DE, passed away December 16, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown, MD. Born in Gaulley Bridge, WV on March 11, 1954, Kat was the daughter of Fay Long and the late Warren Long. She was an animal lover and has gone to meet her beloved dog, Ruggy, who died in 2012, at the Rainbow Bridge. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and will...
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George Edward Morris, "Ed"

May 2, 1948 - December 14, 2014

George Edward Morris (Ed), 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. Born May 2, 1948 in Wilmington, DE, Ed was the son of the late George W. and Fay Morris Hoffman. A Vietnam veteran, Ed retired from the New Castle County government after more than 30 years of service. Ed was a life-long outdoorsman whose love of all that was West Virginia, his heritage home, manifested...
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Charles Henry Breza, Sr.

May 5, 1936 - December 13, 2014

Charles Henry Breza, Sr., age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. He was born May 5, 1936 in Elkton, MD to the late John and Monica (Schrieber) Breza. Charles attended Salesianum High School and graduated 1954. During 1955, Charles started his business Breza Communications Co. where he repaired televisions,...
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Elva "Lou" Bingham, Jr.

November 24, 1961 - December 11, 2014

Elva Louis Bingham, 53, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his loving family Thursday, December 11, 2014 after a long illness. Born November 23, 1961 in Wilmington, DE, Lou was the son of Elva Louis Bingham, Sr. and Mildred Bingham. Lou dedicated 15 years to G.L. Rossetti Construction as a stucco worker and co-operated Pop & Lou's Mowing with his father. He enjoyed living his life to its...
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Ramonia Sue King

May 11, 1963 - December 10, 2014

Ramonia Sue King, 51, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at home December 10, 2014 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Elkton, MD on May 11, 1963, Ramonia was the daughter of Barbara Lewis Sadler. She received her degree in nursing from Cecil College and practiced as a registered nurse at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center and Abbey Manor Assisted...
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Donald George McCullough, Sr.

September 13, 1921 - December 7, 2014

Donald George McCullough, Sr., 93, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Sunday December 7, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. Born in Ontario, Canada on September 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Garfield and Evelyn Scoggins McCullough and was the husband of the late Nannie Surber who passed in 1987. Having a great interest in camping, he was always eager for a new trade. His many...
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Marie Lynch Peterson

December 6, 2014

Marie Lynch Peterson of Elkton, MD, passed away at Laurelwood Care Center on Saturday December 6, 2014. A lifelong resident of Elton and North East, Marie was the daughter of the late William Clifford and Grace Hemphill Wright. She gradate from North East High School. She enjoyed reading and shopping for antiques and was an excellent baker. Surviving are her daughters Donna Ridenour and her...
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Dorothy J. Gerjovich

December 6, 2014

Dorothy J. Gerjovich who was born in Brooklyn, New York died at home surrounded by her children, in Newark, Delaware on December 6, 2014. The second of three daughters of two Slovene immigrants from Austria, she was married for 29 years to Henry J. Gerjovich, before his death in 1969. She is predeceased by her older sister, Mary J. Vetter. She is survived by her sister Florence Engelhardt,...
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Radames "Cisco" Rosado

August 27, 1945 - December 5, 2014

Radames "Cisco" Rosado, age 69, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Born on August 27, 1945 in Corozal, Puerto Rico to Alfredo Rosado and Juana Santiago, Radames was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton, MD. He loved the outdoors, hunting, gardening, and traveling with his family. Radames is survived...
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Ethel "Jackie" Cochran

August 1, 1920 - December 4, 2014

Ethel L. (Jackie) Cochran, 94, of Newark, DE, passed away December 4, 2014 at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, DE. Born in Elkton, MD on August 1, 1920, Jackie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ive Scott Brannan. She was proud of her time caring for the soldiers in World War II when she served as a volunteer aide. She supported herself after her husband died as a self employed...
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Margaret Marie Goerlich

January 5, 1941 - December 4, 2014

Margaret Marie Goerlich, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 4, 2014. Born on January 5, 1941 in Ashe Co, NC to Willard Powers and Shirley (Roberts) Powers, Margaret is survived by her daughter, Deborah Romich & her husband Gary of Cooksville, MD, Yvonne Kozlowski & her husband Joe of Rising Sun, MD; mother, Shirley Powers of Port Deposit, MD; sister, Theresa Gorrell of Rising...
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