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Philip F. Narcisi

September 7, 1936 - April 14, 2014

Philip Narcisi, 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness on April 14, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 1936, Philip was the son of the late Stefano and Gelsomina D'Alessandro Narcisi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1957-63. He was a talented auto body repairman for over nearly 50 years. Phil had many interests; flying, coin...
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Nevaeh Grace Devine

April 11, 2014

Nevaeh Grace Devine, infant daughter of Leland Devine and Michelle Bullins passed away April 11, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Wanda Ewing and Arthur Bullins of Rising Sun; Danielle and Leland Devine, Jr. of Nottingham, PA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister Jaclyn Nicole...
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Kenneth Paul Yoder

July 14, 1938 - April 9, 2014

Kenneth Paul Yoder, 75 yrs., of Elkton, MD, passed away April 9, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 14, 1938. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Anita (Scaltrito) Yoder. Ken was an auto mechanic, owning his own business in 1963. He then joined the Philadelphia Police Department for the next 20 years, and upon retirement he moved to Cecil County, MD. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle,...
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Eric James Ferrell

January 7, 1991 - April 8, 2014

Eric James Ferrell passed away unexpectedly April 8, 2014. Eric was preceded in death by his father James Ferrell Jr. and mother Kelly McCauley Ferrell. Grandparents James and Jewell Ferrell Sr. and Francis McCauley. Eric is survived by his brother James Ferrell III and sister Rachelle Ayers and his grandmother Marlene McCauley. He will be missed greatly by his Aunt and Uncle William and...
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Victor Dayton Hankins

October 18, 1926 - April 8, 2014

Victor Dayton Hankins, 87, of Chestertown, MD, formerly of Tazewell, VA, passed away April 8, 2014 at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Born in Tazewell, VA on October 18, 1926, Dayton was the son of the late Carter and Ira Rebecca Sparks Hankins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed coin collecting and also recycled aluminum cans. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed...
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Frances S. Denver

March 19, 1925 - April 4, 2014

Frances S. Denver, 89, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 19, 1925, Frances was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary C. Satterfield. She was a lifelong member of the Singerly Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. She cherished her time spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren and...
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Anita L. (Harris) Crawford

April 12, 1944 - March 29, 2014

Anita L. (Harris) Crawford, age 69, of Elkton, Maryland, passed from this world peacefully on March 29, 2014 in Union Hospital of Cecil County, with her loving family by her side. Her greatest joys were being a loving Wife, Mom and Grandmom, as well as a Caretaker to any little animal that ever found their way to her. She was the most loving and giving person anyone could have ever met. ...
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Sean S. Jones

August 21, 1970 - March 27, 2014

Sean S. Jones, 43, of Elk Mills, MD, passed away March 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Sean was born on August 21, 1970, the son of Robert and Drinda Mitcham Jones. Following his high school graduation, he joined the I.B.EW. Local 313 and pursued a career as an electrician. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, camping, cycling with his children and niece. Sean was a devoted father...
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Tegan Lee Clugston

February 27, 2014 - March 27, 2014

Tegan Lee Clugston, 1 month infant daughter of Timothy Lee Clugston and Amanda Elizabeth Thompson of Elkton, passed away unexpectedly March 27, 2014. Tegan was born on February 27, 2014 and, in addition to her parents, is survived by her sister Tori Swope, grandparents Tim Clugston and Tina Foster, Darla Thompson and Mike Durr, Jerry Thompson and Sharon Basham, and Misty Simm; great...
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James Carroll Kerns, "Rocket"

January 23, 1956 - March 26, 2014

James Carroll Kerns (Rocket), 58, of Conowingo, MD, passed away March 26, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born in Pimlico, MD on January 23, 1956, Jim was the son of Dorman Carroll Kerns and the late Ida Marie Shaffer Kerns. He was a professional firefighter, retiring from Aberdeen Proving Ground after 32 years of service. He was an avid technology buff...
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Guy Cage

December 16, 1943 - March 23, 2014

Guy Cage of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home March 23, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE on December 16, 1943, Guy was the son of Dorothy Barrow Cage and the late Howard Cage. He was a graduate of Newark High School and after serving in the U.S. Air Force, graduated from West Chester University. He was a dedicated Physical Education and Health teacher at Concord High School where he enjoyed...
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Marjorie B. Frantz

June 12, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Marjorie B. Frantz, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Foulk Manor South in Wilmington, DE. She was born June 12, 1929 in Pittstown, NJ to the late Arthur and Jennie (Stenabaugh) Barrick. Marjorie started working at the University of Delaware as a clerical worker and was senior payroll clerk at her retirement. She was a longtime...
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Dorothy M Brandenberger

December 20, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Dorothy M. Brandenberger, age 84, formerly of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA. Memorial services will be held at 1PM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Town Point United Methodist Church, 61 Port Herman Rd., Chesapeake City, MD 21915. Visitors may call from noon to 1PM. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family....
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Ruth S. Adkins

July 5, 1934 - March 21, 2014

Ruth S. Adkins, 79, of Newark, DE, went home to her Lord and Saviour in Heaven Friday, March 21, 2014. Born July 5, 1934, Ruth was the daughter of the late Everett and Elizabeth Ida LaPointe, Sr. Ruth loved flowers and spent much of her time gardening. She cherished her time spent with her family, especially her wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a lifelong member at...
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Robert Frank Pencek

May 4, 1943 - March 20, 2014

Robert Frank Pencek, 70, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence. Rob was born May 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Mele) Pencek and the son of the late Adolph and Thelma Pencek. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Jeanette Biddle (Bob), sister-in-law, Carolyn McCorquodale (David), brothers-in-law, Michael A....
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Ida C Cahall

May 7, 1922 - March 20, 2014

Ida C. Cahall, 91, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 20, 2014 at the home of her daughter. Born in Bismarck, ND on May 7, 1922, Ida was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Lydia Zahn Kist. During the war, she worked at Triumph Industries but her primary vocation was as a homemaker. She was a life member of North East Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the...
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Joseph Zappo, Jr.

August 26, 1930 - March 18, 2014

Joseph Zappo, Jr., age 83, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born August 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph, Sr., and Rosemarie (Cistone) Zappo. Joe worked for DuPont for 34 years at various positions, with his last title the job he loved the most, safety manager at the Chestnut...
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Paul D. Atwood

October 20, 1967 - March 18, 2014

Paul David Atwood, 45, of Conowingo, MD, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home. Born October 20, 1967 in Havre de Grace, MD, Paul was the son of Cecil Wayne Atwood and the late, Patsy Darlene Atwood. He loved riding his Harley, enjoyed camping, and cherished his time spent with his family and friends. He was loved and will be greatly missed. Paul is survived by his...
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Matthew J Johnson

February 8, 1971 - March 16, 2014

Matthew J. Johnson, 43, of New Castle, DE, passed away at his home March 16, 2014. Matt was born in Wilmington, DE on February 8, 1971. He worked at KAD as a hose fabricator for 14 years. He loved raising his son as a single parent, enjoyed the outdoors and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and always put them first. Surviving are his mother, Connie L. Brooks...
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Margaret "Hazel" Billings

June 20, 1943 - March 16, 2014

Margaret "Hazel" Billings, 70, of Darlington, MD, passed away March 16, 2014 at Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Pilottown, MD on June 20, 1943, Hazel was the daughter of the late Chester and Lula Mae Simpson Hagan. She worked as a seamstress at Bata Shoe CO., Maryland Canvas and Razzmatazz Handbags. She also was a waitress at the Bridge Diner in Havre de Grace, MD. Hazel...
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Barbara A Clark

November 3, 1923 - March 15, 2014

Barbara A. Clark, 90, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home March 15, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 3, 1923, Barbara was the daughter of the late Marie Busch Allen. She was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and during her youth, enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore in Ocean City, NJ at her grandparents beach house. She worked for a time at Your...
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Ethel Arlene Blakeley

February 22, 1936 - March 14, 2014

Ethel Arlene Blakeley, 78 of Colora, MD, passed away March 14, 2014. She was born February 22, 1936 in Blythedale, MD. Services are private.
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Gloria Marie Dawson Thompson

July 20, 1968 - March 14, 2014

Gloria Marie Dawson Thompson, 45, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly March 14, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Camden, NJ on July 20, 1968, Gloria was the daughter of George Dawson of Mt. Laurel and Gloria Fillman Dawson of Marlton. She was a 1986 graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Gloria enjoyed reading, listening to music, and watching movies....
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Grace Butler Horn

October 15, 1934 - March 12, 2014

Grace Butler Horn, 79, of Keene, NH, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away March 12, 2014 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH with her immediate family by her side. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 15, 1934, Grace was the daughter of the late George and Sophie Hillier. Grace was a wonderful Sister, Wife, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She enjoyed her career of 20...
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Joseph Richard Dugan, Sr.

December 27, 1950 - March 12, 2014

Joseph Richard Dugan, Sr., 63, died suddenly on March 12, 2014 at his home in Rising Sun, MD. He was born on December 27, 1950 in Rising Sun, MD, the son of Betty Monger Dugan and the late Kenneth Dugan. Joe grew up in Rising Sun where he excelled in baseball and was known as a long-ball hitter. He graduated from Salesianum Catholic High School in Wilmington, DE in 1967. Joe began his career as...
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Gloria R Durkin

July 10, 1935 - March 12, 2014

Gloria R. Durkin, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. She was born on July 10, 1935 in Queens, NY to the late David B. and Violet (Tennevella) Hay. She worked most her life as an accountant for General Motors, and kept a tax accounting business of her own as well. In the little spare time she had, she liked to travel. She...
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Ralph J. Speakman, Jr.

November 29, 1926 - March 11, 2014

Ralph J. Speakman, Jr., age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 29, 1926, in Elkton, MD to the late Ralph J., Sr., and Ann (Chidester) Speakman. After serving his country in the Army Air Corps in WWII, Ralph returned home where he entered into the insurance business and started the successful Speakman...
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Carolyn S Wessells

August 7, 1944 - March 10, 2014

Carolyn S. Wessells, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born August 7, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late John S. and Elva (Justice) Morris. She worked most of her life for Sodexo in the food services division as a cashier, and later as a supervisor. Known for her great cooking and baking skills,...
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Tina Marie Veasey

August 20, 1971 - March 9, 2014

Tina Marie Veasey, 42, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 9, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Atlantic City, NJ on August 20, 1971, Tina was the daughter of Lawrence H. Cheety, Sr. and the late Sarah Maloy Cheety. In addition to her father, Tina is survived by her husband Donald J. Veasey of Elkton; three daughters, Heather Lessy, Tiffany Blevins and...
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Ellen Frances Murson

August 28, 1934 - March 9, 2014

Ellen Frances Murson, 79, of Warwick, MD, passed away March 9, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born in Wilmington, DE on August 28, 1934, Ellen was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Sutter McLaughlin. She worked for W.L. Gore for 12 years and retired from there in 1985. She was also the owner of the Alibi Inn where she was known for her outstanding crab cakes. A member of the Moose Lodge...
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Penny Perry Riley

December 18, 1945 - March 7, 2014

Penny P. Riley, 68, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on March 7th 2014, at Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland. A New Jersey native, she was born in Washington, New Jersey on December 18th, 1945, to the late Ralph and Zora Perry. Penny graduated from Washington High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in June, 1968 and a Master of Arts degree in Education in August,...
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Jerry Lee Webb

August 2, 1933 - March 6, 2014

Jerry L. Webb of Glen Farms, Elkton, Maryland passed away on March 6, 2014 in Lakeland, Florida where he wintered with his wife, Joan. Born in Springfield, Missouri, Webb was the son of Ellis and Charlotte Maxey Webb. He attended a one-room school through the eighth grade and graduated from Springfield High School. As a youth, he trained race horses and traveled the state fair circuit in...
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Edward C. "Ned" Hermann

March 25, 1921 - March 6, 2014

Edward Charles Hermann, PhD died peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the age of 92 at his home in Newark, Delaware. Ned was born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania on Good Friday, March 25, 1921; son of the Rev. Dr. Edward A.G. Hermann and Emma Butzler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Hermann Reid. Dr. Hermann was a 1942 graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and...
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Louise Black Walker

July 31, 1912 - March 5, 2014

Louse Black Walker, 101, of Newark, DE, formerly of Morris, IL, passed away March 5, 2014 at Millcroft Health Center in Newark, DE. She was born July 31, 1912 in Morris, IL, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Addie Hampton Black. She lived in Morris until recent years when she moved to Delaware to be with her daughter and family. Louise was very involved in church activities, AFS, Morris...
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Robert Jesse Pugh

June 12, 1952 - March 4, 2014

Robert Jesse Pugh, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born on June 12, 1952 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert Pugh and Kathleen (Gunther) Deleon. Robert, a graduate of Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington, DE, loved being outdoors, whether it was hiking through Turkey Point or riding around on his Harley. He was a...
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Evelyn M. Mawson

September 5, 1944 - March 4, 2014

Evelyn M. Mawson, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born September 5, 1944 to the late Robert T. and Evelyn Marie (Beam) Mawson. She was most recently a resident of Manor Care in Pike Creek, DE. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth W. Mawson, Sr., and wife Judi of Lansdale, PA; daughters Sarah Kemp of Pinellas Pines,...
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Richard Allen Brubaker

February 26, 1947 - March 1, 2014

Richard Allen Brubaker, 68, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Ephrata, PA, passed away unexpectedly March 1, 2014. Born in Ephrata, PA on February 26, 1947, Rich was the son of Arthur Paul Brubaker and the late Betty Jane Eberly Brubaker. He was a graduate of Millersville University and through the Defense Language Institute became an interpreter for the United States Marine Corps. He was a veteran of...
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John E. Dohms

April 5, 1948 - February 28, 2014

John E. Dohms Ph.D. of Newark, Delaware. (April 5, 1948 – February 28, 2014). Born in New York City, Dohms was the son of the late Herbert S. and Jean E. (Pardee) Dohms of Crystal Falls, Michigan. After graduating from Fair Lawn High School (N.J.) in 1966, John graduated from Bowling Green State University with B.S. (1970) and M.S. (1972) degrees in biology and earned his Ph.D. in Veterinary...
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Yvonne R. Cook

January 14, 1952 - February 28, 2014

Yvonne R. (Maxwell) Cook, 62, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Today the world is a little darker, while Heaven is a lot brighter. Yvonne made her journey; in death as in life she has led the way for the rest of her family. Yvonne spent most of her life being a loving wife and mother and the last thirteen years being, in the words of her...
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Stella Veronica Roman Zionkowski Yashinski

March 9, 1916 - February 28, 2014

Stella Veronica Roman Zionkowski Yashinski, 97, of North East, MD, passed away February 28, 2014 in Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born in Nanticoke, PA on March 9, 1916, the daughter of the late Tillie Godek Roman and Stanley Roman. Stella worked in a silk mill in Plymouth, PA and was a beautician in Sheatown and Nanticoke, PA. The family is most grateful to the entire staff at Heron's...
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Ashley Marie DiMeglio

December 6, 1988 - February 26, 2014

Ashley Marie DiMeglio, 25, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 26, 2014 at Union Hospital. She was born on December 6, 1988 in Media, PA. She was the daughter of Francis J. DiMegilo and Tina M. Veasey. Ashley was a 2007 graduate of Avon Grove High School and was a member of the color guard. She competed in the Cecil County Demolition Derby at Fair Hill, Maryland and won the four cylinder...
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Irvin "Whiz" Wisniewski

January 8, 1925 - February 26, 2014

Irvin C. "Whiz"Wisniewski, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 8, 1925 in Toledo, OH to the late Frank and Stella (Chmielewski) Wisniewski. He graduated from Woodward H.S. in Toledo, OH, where his athletic prowess would earn him a place in both the high school and city halls of fame....
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Mary LOU Russ

February 1, 1927 - February 26, 2014

Mary Louise (Lou) Russ, 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at her home February 26, 2014. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ on February 1, 1927, Lou was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida Manee. She was a graduate of Montclair State College and earned an MA in History. Before her marriage, she was a fourth grade teacher in several schools in New Jersey. She then spent her life devoted to her...
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Stella Blendy

January 7, 1920 - February 23, 2014

Stella (Maksyn) Blendy, 94, died peacefully at ST. Francis Country House in Darby, PA on Sunday February 23, 2014. Stella was born on January 7, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Michael and Anna (Baran) Maksyn. The family moved to the Ukrainian Community in Chesapeake City in 1922, here Stella was raised with her sisters Mary Maksyn Kataryna, Pauline Telenko, Mildred Hotra and Helen...
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Edward Wilson Reynolds, Sr.

June 10, 1928 - February 22, 2014

Edward Wilson Reynolds, Sr., age 85, of Colora, MD, passed away on February 22, 2014 at his home. He was born June 10, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Ernest and Anna (Kratzer) Reynolds Ed drove a truck for Algier Oil for many years. He also worked at Colora orchards as well. An avid NASCAR fan, Ed was a fan of the Bill Elliott #9 car and attended many races at Dover and Daytona. He...
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Andrea Lee Keen

October 3, 1956 - February 22, 2014

Andrea Lee Keen, 57, of North East, MD passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 after succumbing to cancer. Born October 3, 1956 in Allentown, PA, Andrea was the daughter of Jerry and Marilyn (Lenny) Krim. Andrea was a kind and nurturing woman whose love for children influenced her to pursue a career in education. She studied at West Chester University and later obtained her Masters Degree at...
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Floyd E Allred

May 10, 1935 - February 19, 2014

Floyd E. Allred, 78, of Colora, MD, passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Colora, Floyd was born on May 10, 1935, the son of the late Bernice Brammer Allred and Floyd E. Allred, Sr. Floyd was a self- employed farmer and lived and farmed in the Colora area all his life. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and also served for 42...
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Mae Ola Roland Johnson

July 12, 1926 - February 19, 2014

Mae Ola (Roland ) Johnson, age 87 of Conowingo, MD, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on July 12, 1926 in Jefferson, NC to the late Walter Wade and Ella (Weaver) Roland. She was a dedicated member of Porter's Grove Baptist Church, where she volunteered as church treasurer for many years. She also loved singing in the...
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Barbara L. Parker

November 8, 1936 - February 17, 2014

Barbara L. Parker, 77, of Lakeland, FL, passed away peacefully Monday, February 17, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Born November 8, 1936 in London, England, Barbara was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Wale. Barbara moved to the United States with her husband and children in 1971. Upon raising her beloved children, Barbara returned to her career as a secretary, dedicating...
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Denise Marchell Weaver

February 20, 1961 - February 16, 2014

Denise Marchell Weaver, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly at her home Sunday February 16, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE on February 20, 1961, Denise was the daughter of Verna Ebright and the late Robert Francis Ebright. She was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and was a long time employee of Collender, Griffith, and Chang Associates. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed...
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Robert A. O'Donnell, Sr.

February 15, 2014

Robert A. O'Donnell, Sr., age 86, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on March 8, 1927 in Everson, PA to the late Joseph and Marie (Eckman) O'Donnell. Robert, a graduate of St. Josephs Academy, and was a foreman at Phoenix Steel for many years until his retirement in 1972. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte ...
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Robert Allen Waldridge

June 6, 1933 - February 15, 2014

Robert "Bob" Waldridge, 80, died February 15, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born to the late James and Flossie Waldridge in Wilmington, DE. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Chadwick Waldridge. He worked as a house painter, retiring from the University of Delaware Housing Department in 1991. Bob is also survived by his daughter Flossie Pinson, her husband Johnny...
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Shirley Ann Pierce

September 16, 1943 - February 15, 2014

Shirley Ann Pierce, 70, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly at her home on February 15, 2014. Born in Elkton, MD on September 16, 1943, Shirley was the daughter of the late Bernard (Barney) and Anna Keller. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and continued to meet with her classmates on a monthly basis. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Harrington Auto...
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Edward Kane

August 31, 1925 - February 13, 2014

Edward W. Kane, 88, of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2014 at Newark Manor Nursing Home. Born August 31, 1925 in Paterson, NJ, Edward was the son of the late William A. Kane and Elizabeth (Hermeling) Kane. Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served bravely until being honorably discharged. He attended college at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. After...
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Floyd La Barre, Jr.

May 21, 1918 - February 12, 2014

Floyd La Barre, 95, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 12, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center. Born May 21, 1918, he was the son of the late Floyd La Barre, Sr. and Blanche Watters-La Barre. His father, an engineer on the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, sparked Floyd's lifetime hobby of model railroading. Floyd also had a love for music. He was an exceptionally gifted...
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Charles L. Pyles, Sr.

March 26, 1932 - February 11, 2014

Charles L. Pyles, age 81, of Perryville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. He was born March 26, 1932 in Preston County, WV to the late Roy F. and Lillian Minear Pyles and was the youngest of seven children. Charles was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Germany during the Korean War and was retired from AstraZeneca in Wilmington,...
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George Frederick Denney, Sr.

November 13, 1949 - February 11, 2014

George Frederick Denney, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 13, 1949 to the late Henry Thomas, Sr., and Helen Young Pyles. A lifelong resident of Elkton area, George served his country in the Army in Vietnam after high school. Being a skilled craftsman and wood worker, upon his return, he worked...
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Charles L. Scott

June 5, 1920 - February 11, 2014

Charles L. Scott, 93, of Elkton, MD, died February 11, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Born June 5, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Charles F. Scott and Clare L. Scott. Charles was a retired engineer and attorney and member of the greatest generation. In his early years he moved to New York City, where his family owned commercial and residential properties. ...
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Elizabeth T. Maresca "Bettie"

July 1, 1933 - February 9, 2014

Elizabeth T. Maresca, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Owings, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born July 1, 1933 in Union City, NJ, Bettie was the daughter of the late Francessco and Maddalena (Paturzo) Pollio. Bettie dedicated 37 wonderful years to working for the Cecil County Public School System as an elementary teacher. She was a member of Delta...
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Grace Ann Cather

March 6, 1954 - February 9, 2014

Grace Ann Cather, beloved wife of William "Buddy" Cather, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Grace succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a long and courageous struggle. Born in Havre De Grace, MD., on March 6, 1954, Grace lived her entire life in the Rising Sun area. Grace loved children and throughout her life she was devoted to those young people who were placed into...
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Richard G. Beacher

September 1, 1929 - February 7, 2014

Richard G. Beacher, age 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born September 1, 1929 in Uniontown, PA to the late Alfred and Emma (Beecroft) Beacher. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam being a recipient of several Purple Hearts, Silver Star and Bronze Star for gallantry among others. He is...
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Clinton B. Graybeal, Sr.

August 25, 1931 - February 7, 2014

Clinton Bryant Graybeal, Sr., 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 25, 1931 in Lancaster, PA, Clinton was the son of the late Donald and Connie (Jones) Graybeal. Clinton joined the U.S. Air Force in February 1948 and served his country honorably for 20 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in...
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Chester Raymond Burkins, Sr.

September 25, 1933 - February 3, 2014

Chester Raymond Burkins, Sr., 80, of Perry Point, MD passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born September 25, 1933 in Dublin, MD, Chester was the son of the late Raymond and Olive (Deckman) Burkins. Chester enjoyed refinishing furniture and going for long walks. Chester is survived by his sons, Chester "Buddy" Burkins, Jr. of North East, MD and Lester Burkins of Elkton, MD; daughters,...
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Joseph Anthony Mancuso

December 23, 1931 - February 3, 2014

Joseph Anthony Mancuso, 82, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home February 3, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 23, 1931, Joe was the son of the late Salvatore and Anna Coppola Mancuso. He was a 1949 graduate of LaSalle High School and attended LaSalle College for 2 years before joining the U.S. Navy. Joe served 4 years in the Navy at sea and as a hospital corpsman. He retired from...
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Benjamin F. Carey

June 26, 1930 - February 3, 2014

Benjamin F. Carey, 83, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home on February 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Old Forge, PA on June 26 1930, Ben was the son of the late Benjamin and Lavinia Brown Carey. He served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from General Motors in 1982. Ben enjoyed camping, fishing and especially enjoyed finding treasures at various auctions. Surviving...
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Richard Wirt Gumm

January 23, 1952 - January 28, 2014

Richard W. Gumm, age 62, of Elkton, MD, and formerly of Perryville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on January 23, 1952 in Christiansburg, VA to the late Wirt Strader Gumm and Ruth Emma (Leftwich) Gumm-Harman. Born and raised in Christiansburg, VA, Richard went to work at the Chrysler Plant in Newark, DE after graduating from high school, and...
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Edward Clinton Ellison

September 12, 1923 - January 27, 2014

Edward Clinton Ellison, 90, of Rising Sun, MD, died suddenly, Monday, January 27, 2014.Edward was born September 12, 1923 in Media, Delaware County, PA to the late Edward Clinton and Reba Ellison, Sr. Edward graduated from Church Farm School in Exton, PA. Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy in January of 1943 as an apprentice seaman, taking his boot camp training at Sampson...
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Clara B. Eastridge

May 6, 1923 - January 27, 2014

Clara Bonita Eastridge, 90, of Darlington, MD, passed away at her home January 27, 2014. Born in Grassy Creek, NC on May 6, 1923, Clara was the daughter of the late Arthur Jackson and Isabel Garris West. She worked as a telephone operator for C&P Telephone Co. and also worked at APG during the war. She loved to travel and also enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is survived by her sister...
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Jane L Warburton

October 10, 1917 - January 26, 2014

Jane L. Warburton was born in Boston, MA to the late William J. and Grace Leonard Curran. She graduated from Boston's Faulkner Hospital in 1938 at the top of her class. Seeking adventure, she postponed her nursing career and joined American Airlines. The airline industry, which was in its infancy, required stewards to have an RN degree. One of her favorite stories about the DC-3 era involved the...
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Gary W. Heath

August 22, 1958 - January 26, 2014

Gary W. Heath, age 55, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. Born, August 22, 1958 in Damascus, VA, Gary was the son of the late Dan and Ruth (Rae) Heath. Gary's love for woodworking gave him many hours of enjoyment working in his shop as well as in his career as a carpenter. He loved spending time with his beloved wife, Genny; they enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and...
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Louise S. Dempsey

October 30, 1929 - January 19, 2014

Louise Stafford Dempsey, 84, of Corner Ketch, Newark DE, passed away suddenly at her home January 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of Newark and Christiana, Louise was born on October 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Williams Stafford. She graduated from Wesley College and worked in the Agriculture Department of the University of Delaware for over 20 years. She was also a leader...
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Elizabeth Reynolds Hilaman

April 5, 1919 - January 18, 2014

NOTE CHANGE OF DATES Elizabeth R. Hilaman, 94, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away January 18, 2014 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born on April 5, 1919 in West Chester, PA , Elizabeth was the daughter of the late A. Brinton and Mary Cloud Reynolds. She graduated in 1943 from Earlham College in Richmond, IN with a degree in Home Economics. She was active in many organizations, among them...
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George T. Stubbs, Jr.

March 27, 1935 - January 18, 2014

George T. Stubbs, Jr., age 78, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 18, 2014. George was born on March 27, 1935 in Elkton, MD to the late George T. and Dorothy C. (Loveless) Stubbs. George attended Chesapeake City High School, and later served in the US Marine Corps from 1953-1956 as a wire man during the Korean War. When he returned he found what he greatly enjoyed was farming and trucking....
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Audrey Mitchell Williams

July 22, 1936 - January 16, 2014

Audrey M. Williams, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014. She was born July 22, 1936 in Edinburgh, Scotland to the late Alexander and Mary (Hutton) Mitchell. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and taught at Townsend School. She volunteered at Ashland Nature Center for 30 years and at Mt. Cuba Center for several years. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Matt E. Istvan

April 4, 1980 - January 12, 2014

Matthew Eric Istvan, 33, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 12, 2014 at his home. Born April 4, 1980 in Albuquerque, NM, Matt was the son of George and Barbara (Netzel) Istvan. Matt loved animals, music, and was an avid drummer. He also enjoyed fishing and camping, but what he cherished most was his time spent with his beloved children, Eden and Ezra, especially at the beach. ...
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Gloria Jean Street

August 16, 1950 - January 12, 2014

Gloria Jean Street, 63, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Virginia, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born August 16, 1950 in Baltimore, MD, Gloria was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Schikowski) Davis. Gloria enjoyed gardening and had a real knack for growing flowers. She also had a love for animals and was especially fond for her...
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Jimmy A. Scott, Sr.

February 19, 1944 - January 10, 2014

Jimmy Alvin Scott, Sr., age 69 of North East, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 19, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to the late Walter and Delphia (Church) Scott. Upon his graduation from Dundalk High School in 1963, Jimmy went to work full time at Gino's Restaurants where he was hired by Gino Marchetti, himself, and he...
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Calvin DeShields, Sr.

February 16, 1960 - January 10, 2014

Calvin L. DeShields Sr., age 53, passed away on January 10, 2014, at his home in Newark, DE. He was born on February 16, 1960 in Laurel, DE to the late Levin Ennis and Alice M. DeShields. Calvin was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a 6th degree black belt in the art of Taekwondo who enjoyed his family and spending time with his children. Calvin was the life of any party...
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Holli Rae Krebs

March 11, 1971 - January 8, 2014

Holli Rae Krebs, age 42, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 surrounded by her family at her home. She was born March 11, 1971 in East McKeesport, PA to Raymond Swank and Rosemary McVicker. She worked as an X-Ray Technician at Lancaster General and most recently at Jennersville Hospital. Holli grew up a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to watch NASCAR. Holli also...
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W. Sue Stroup

February 2, 1931 - January 6, 2014

Wanda Sue Stroup, 82, of Rural Retreat, VA, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born February 2, 1931 in Crockett, VA, Sue was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Leife Irene (Lanter) Bralley. Sue loved gardening; she was known for her green-thumb and could grow virtually anything. She was a very spiritual woman who enjoyed spending time reading God's...
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Silvia Nerska

May 30, 1919 - January 6, 2014

Silvia Nerska, 94, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Seneca Falls, NY and Clearwater, FL, passed away January 6, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 30, 1919 in Rakvere, Estonia. In the 1940s, following the Soviet occupation, her husband was exiled to Siberia, and she, her sister in law, her two sons and her niece were able to leave the country and begin a new life. Due to her courage and...
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Lester J. Temple, Sr.

October 6, 1922 - January 5, 2014

Lester J. Temple, Sr., age 91, passed away on January 5, 2014, at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on October 6, 1922 in Wilmington, DE to the late John Temple and Myrtle (Cox) Shuck. Lester was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life. Most recently, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Cecil District. Lester was a Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #125 of...
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Allen Jamie Whitt, Jr.

May 10, 1985 - January 1, 2014

Allen Jamie Whitt, Jr., 28, of Colora, MD, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Born May 10, 1985 in Baltimore, MD, Allen was the beloved son of Donna F. Cornett-Hammond of Edgewood, MD and Allen J. Whitt, Sr. of Colorado Springs, CO. Allen was a certified welder and iron worker for North Bay Industrial Services in Colora, MD. He cherished music of all genres and was an...
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Shirley S. Weitz

July 18, 1934 - December 31, 2013

Shirley S. Weitz, 79, of Lewes DE, formerly of Newark, passed away December 31, 2013 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Rising Sun, MD. Born in Wilmington, DE on July 18, 1934, Shirley was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Scott. She retired from her career in product demonstrations. Shirley was an active and devoted member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. She loved the beach, was...
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Judith Henricks Thornton

April 24, 1943 - December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013. She was born April 24, 1943 in Aurora, IL to the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Kouth) Henricks. Judy worked as a travel agent for many years. She loved to travel and was fortunate to see many parts of the world. One of her very favorite ways to travel was to cruise. Other interests included reading, movies, music, cooking, and politics. Judy was a genuinely kind person who truly...
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Robert B. Pfeifer

March 20, 1949 - December 27, 2013

Robert B. Pfeifer, age 64, passed away on December 27, 2013, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born on March 20, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to Frank and Margaret (Davis) Pfeifer. Robert worked for Fleet Car Carrier as a manager at the Twin Oaks Terminal. He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, working, and spending time with his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Pat Pfeifer of...
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Roland Lee White

July 22, 1936 - December 24, 2013

Roland "Lee" White, age 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on July 22, 1936 in Baltimore, MD to the late Claude and Ruth (Gantt) White. He is survived by his daughter Linda Izzo, and her husband Mark of Dundalk, MD, son Roland L. White, Jr., of Dundalk, MD, daughter, Mary Roberts and her husband Joseph...
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Margaret Mildred White

July 2, 1939 - December 22, 2013

Margaret Mildred White, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on July 2, 1939 in Baltimore, MD to the late Elmer and Mary (Dennis) Ness. She is survived by her daughter Linda Izzo, and her husband Mark of Dundalk, MD, son Roland L. White, Jr., of Dundalk, MD, daughter, Mary Roberts and her husband...
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Jean Northrop

December 22, 2013

Jean Northrop, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away December 22, 2013 at Union Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Livermore, KY, Jean was the daughter of the late Golson and Lois Hoover Boyken. She was a skilled seamstress and talented cook. She enjoyed travelling and discovering new places, especially to Paris, France and Shop Rite. Jean had an affinity for languages and was fluent in...
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James J. Walls, Jr.

July 22, 1958 - December 21, 2013

James J. Walls, Jr., age 55, departed this life on Saturday, December 21, 2013 due to complications from diabetes, surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born July 22, 1958 in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late James J. Walls, Sr. and Mary Fox Walls of Newark. Jimmy graduated from Christiana High School in Newark, DE and then embarked into the plumbing trade. He was an apprentice...
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Michael Patrick Miller

August 21, 1954 - December 20, 2013

Michael Patrick Miller, age 59, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly on December 20. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 21, 1954 to George Brendan Miller and the late Joan Cullen Miller. He was married to Salinda Deery. Michael graduated from Archbishop Wood High School and attended Pennsylvania State University. He was a sales representative for the Lorillard Company, an artist,...
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Caro Inez Groux

June 23, 1948 - December 18, 2013

Caro Inez Groux, 67, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away December 18, 2013 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Inez was born on June 23, 1948, the daughter of the late William Henry and Branton (Clark) Crigler. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and during her lifetime was employed at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center and at W.L. Gore and Associates....
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Viola M. Colpo

February 8, 1915 - December 14, 2013

Viola M. Colpo, age 98, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, surrounded by her family. She was born February 8, 1915 in Laport, PA to the late John, Jr. and Phoebe (Cavanaugh) Hassen. She is survived by her sons, John A. of Salisbury, MD, Gregory V. of Cleveland, GA, Mark H. of Wilmington, DE, Thomas P. of Wilmington, DE,...
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Troy L. MacBride

February 8, 1969 - December 14, 2013

Troy L. MacBride, 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born, February 8, 1969 in Elkton, MD, Troy was the son of Skippy K. MacBride and the late John E. MacBride. Troy worked as a sales manager at Napa Auto Parts in Bel Air, MD. He was a member of the ARMY National Guard where he served as a medic. He enjoyed spending his time creating works of art and...
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Harry E. Horne, Jr.

April 18, 1932 - December 12, 2013

Harry E. Horne, Jr., age 81, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his residence in Middletown, DE. He was born April 18, 1932 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry, Sr., and Florence (Yeatman) Horne. A trained electrician, Harry loved to tinker with all things mechanical, especially when it came to cars. He was an exceptional mechanic and that passion showed in his longtime following of...
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John "Jack" M. Connelly, Jr.

November 4, 1935 - December 11, 2013

John "Jack" M. Connelly, Jr., age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Christiana Hospital. Born November 4, 1935 in Baltimore, MD, Jack was the son of the late John M. and M. Pearl (Estes) Connelly, Sr. Jack retired from W.L. Gore in 1999 where he worked in the Engineering department. Prior to working at Gore, Jack worked at his family's dairy farm, G.P. Connelly...
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Dora Vaes Buckingham

August 4, 1926 - December 10, 2013

Dora Vaes Buckingham, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 4, 1926 in Lier, Belgium, to the late Theophil and Maria (Wouters) Vaes. Dora is survived by her husband of 66 years, Frank H. Buckingham; daughters Maria A. Buckingham of Milton, Nina V. Sneeringer (David) of Newark, and Amy B. Rowe ...
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Albert B. Stallone, Jr.

March 26, 1963 - December 6, 2013

Albert B. Stallone, Jr., 50, of Cockeysville, MD, passed away suddenly Friday, December 6, 2013. Born March 26, 1963 in Buffalo, NY, Albert was the son of Albert B. Stallone, Sr. and Patricia R. (Kosikowski) Call. Albert's passions in life were hunting, golfing, and the outdoors. Albert is survived by his father, Albert B. Stallone, Sr. and his wife Ginney of Canton, OH; mother, Patricia...
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Audrey Rumer Butler

July 30, 1926 - December 6, 2013

Audrey Rumer Butler died December 6, 2013 at the Willow Valley Retirement Community in Lancaster, PA, where she had lived since 1994. She was raised and lived in Newark, DE for many years. Audrey was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sherwood Rumer of Newark. After attending Wesley Jr. College in Dover, DE, she went to work at the University of Delaware as Secretary to the Dean of Women....
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Judy Darlene Thayer

January 15, 1958 - December 5, 2013

Judy Darlene Thayer, 55, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family on December 5, 2013. She was born on January 15, 1958 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Judy was preceded in death by her husband Frank Thayer, parents Earl Ragan, Jr. and Doris Ragan and brother Rodney Ragan. Judy is survived by her son, Frank Thayer, Jr.; brothers, Joe Ragan ...
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