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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.

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

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Our Obituaries

Providenza Prudie Hansen

October 13, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Providenza "Prudie" M. Hansen, of Newark, Delaware passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 13, 1927, to the late Samuel and Eva (Aiello) Minore who were both registered pharmacists with the State of Michigan. Prudie attended grade and high schools in the Detroit area. She continued on to graduate with a teaching degree in 1952 from Mercy...
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William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

April 15, 1927 - April 24, 2017

William "Bill" Herbert Wilhelm, Jr., age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born April 15, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, Bill was the son of the late William Herbert Wilhelm, Sr. and the late Marie (Donahue) Wilhelm. Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Bill is survived by his six children: William ...
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Joseph Joey Mello

July 8, 1980 - April 24, 2017

Joseph "Joey" Mello of Wilmington, DE, age 36, passed away suddenly Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born in Staten Island, NY on July 8, 1980 to late Diane Mello and Peter Cotroneo. Joey loved playing football at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, NY. He was an avid New York Giants football fan. Joey enjoyed fishing, crabbing, dancing and spending time with his family especially with...
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Gordon W Henderson

December 14, 1941 - April 21, 2017

Gordon W. Henderson, "Bill" age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late, Vick W. Henderson and Vina Irene (Moore) Henderson. Gordon worked as an Internal Revenue Service Agent for the government. He served in the US Army for 12 years where he toured in the Vietnam War. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 194...
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Dorothy Ann Anacker

April 13, 1957 - April 19, 2017

Dorothy Ann Anacker, age 60, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on April 13, 1957, in Parsippany, NJ to the late Harry and Marie (Hoffman) Anacker. She worked many years as an accountant in the solvent manufacturing industry, most recently with UltraChem. Dorothy loved animals of all kinds, especially cats. In her spare time,...
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Howard James Holley

January 8, 1958 - April 18, 2017

Howard James Holley of North East, MD, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Pottsville, PA to the late James B. Holley and Florence E. (Snyder) Holley. Howard was a plant operator at the former Maryland Materials for 31 years. He loved hunting, music of all types and played the drums. Howard also enjoyed passing peaceful time watching birds and...
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Jodi Lynn Melrath

August 7, 1963 - April 18, 2017

Jodi Lynn Melrath, 53, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1963 in Lancaster, PA to the late Earl and Mona Melrath. She is survived by her brother, Earl Melrath Jr.; sister, Patty (David); companion and caregiver, Eddie Dunfee; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and...
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Manly Martin Pierce

April 16, 1942 - April 18, 2017

Manly Martin Pierce of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Jake Pierce and Lora (Abrams) Pierce. Manly worked for 31 years at General Motors. During that time he was also a union representative for General Motors. Manly was a Little League commissioner in Rising Sun. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking,...
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Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel

April 12, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel, age 83, of Middletown, DE passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born April 12, 1934 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India to the late Shambhulal Jethalal Patel and late Rupaliben Shambhulal Patel. Dinuprasad was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great advocate for education, and was very well educated himself. He...
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William "Bill" Charles Kaelin, Sr.

November 14, 1965 - April 16, 2017

William Charles Kaelin "Bill," age 51, of Port Deposit passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA to Helene Kaelin (Herold) and the late Robert Kaelin. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194, as well as a Veteran of the Army Reserves and Air Force. Bill worked for CSX on the railroads for over 16 years. His most recent position was as a Safety Inspector...
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Marie Barbara Sowa

August 15, 1934 - April 14, 2017

Marie Barbara Sowa, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Marie was born in Freeland, PA on August 15, 1934, daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Klapinsky. Valedictorian of Freeland High School Class of 1952, she married her sweetheart, Thomas Sowa, in 1953 and moved to Newark, DE. She was a spirited and independent woman. She loved...
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Eileen F. Cleaves

March 25, 1924 - April 12, 2017

Eileen F. Cleaves, of Willow Valley Manor in Lancaster, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, departed this life on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Arbor View Health Center. Eileen was a resident of Willow Valley Manor since 2004, moving from Newark, DE with her loving husband, H. DuVal Cleaves, who passed away in 2015. Eileen retired from Curtis Paper Mill in Newark, DE, where she worked for more than forty...
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Michael Philip Jepsen

September 20, 1963 - April 12, 2017

Michael Philip Jepsen, age 53, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 12, 2017. Michael was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 20, 1963. Michael grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark where he was a chef in the hotel industry. In 1997 he moved to the United States and continued working as a chef at the Fair Hill Inn in Fair Hill, MD. Michael studied at Harvard University and received his...
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Gloria M. Feliciano

November 15, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Gloria M. Feliciano, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born on November 15, 1935 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Gloria was the daughter of the late Salvador Feliciano and the late Ezequiela Morales. Gloria was an amazing and talented gardener. She worked in the floral industry her entire life and it was truly her passion. She was a kind, gentle, and humble...
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Frederick William Juergens

June 3, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Frederick William Juergens, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on April 11, 2017. Born at home on Cathedral Street, he lived his whole life in Elkton. He was the son of the late Alfred and Florence (Boyer) Juergens. As a youngster, Fred served as an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Church which was located on Cathedral Street at that time. He was a bit mischievous and was well known by the...
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John W Weber

April 3, 1951 - April 11, 2017

John W. Weber, 66, of Newark, passed away with his youngest sister at his bedside at Christiana Hospital on April 11th after a brave battle with cancer. John began his work career at Wilmington Dry Goods where he progressed to Store Manager. After his retail career ended, John began working at the Chrysler Corporation where he retired after 30 years of service. John was a proud man with a great...
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Clara Hoskins Larsen

September 3, 1920 - April 10, 2017

Clara Hoskins Larsen of Lancaster, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on April 10th, 2017 at the age of ninety-six. Clara was born on her family farm in Warren County, Virginia on September 3rd, 1920 to Mary Olive Hoskins and Harry Rhodes Hoskins. She attended the one room Rockland School and later graduated from Warren County High School. Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C...
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Elwood S. Wilkins III

January 6, 1930 - April 9, 2017

Elwood S. Wilkins, III age 87 of Landenberg, PA passed away on April 9, 2017. He was born on January 6, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Elwood S. Wilkins, Jr. and Marie C. (Peterson) Wilkins. Elwood worked for DuPont Stine Laboratory in the Agricultural Research Department for over thirty years. Elwood was an avid automobile historian and was known as an expert in the local 18th century...
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Shannon Kathleen Smyth, "Kathy"

April 21, 1932 - April 8, 2017

Shannon Kathleen Smyth, "Kathy", age 84 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on April 8, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1932 in Rahway, NJ to the late Henry Hughey Fox and Esther Pearl (Copenhaver) Fox. Kathy worked as a school aide at Paradise Knoll School in Newfoundland, NJ. She was a member of Echo Lake Baptist Church in West Milford, NJ. She worked as a CNA at Evergreen Center in...
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Jack H. Phillips

March 8, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Jack H. Phillips of Chesapeake City, MD, formally of Upland, PA, peacefully passed away on April 7th. He was born on March 8, 1934 in Chester, PA to the late Doris (Morrey) Phillips and Homer Phillips. Jack worked at Reynolds Metals in Chester, PA for 10 years, and retired from Fair Acres Geriatric Center in 1997. He was a lover of horses, and in his younger years worked with many trainers at...
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Wayne Clarence Goodman

November 24, 1925 - April 5, 2017

Wayne Clarence Goodman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Born November 24, 1925 in Baldwin, NC, Wayne was the son of the late William Russell Goodman and Clemmie Louisa (Friesland) Goodman. Wayne proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII where he was stationed in central Europe. He walked Biggs Highway every day for more than twenty years with his...
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Audrey B. Brooks

October 23, 1922 - April 4, 2017

Audrey B. Brooks, age 94, passed away peacefully April 4, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born October 23, 1922 to the late Norman Battersby, former DE State representative, and the late Annie Battersby (Kennelly). Audrey was born and raised in Newark, DE and is a graduate of Newark High School class of 1940. She was captain of the cheerleading, basketball, field hockey and track teams....
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Catherine Mary Hinderer

August 11, 1933 - April 3, 2017

Catherine M. Hinderer, 83 of Newark, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017 at Heartland Hospice surrounded by family. Catherine was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Mary (Campbell) and Edward F. Begley. In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Hinderer and son, Ronald J. Hinderer, brother: James Begley, Bernie Begley and sister, Delores Clark...
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Debra Susan McGlothlin

January 31, 1955 - April 2, 2017

Debra "Susan" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 62, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born on January 31, 1955 in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD to Carol "Jean" (Reeves) McGlothlin and the late Warren Hassel McGlothlin. Susan enjoyed traveling throughout the world. She restored the Sears & Roebuck House where she resided until her passing. Susan worked for the Federal Government for over...
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Susan M. Foster

December 3, 1947 - March 31, 2017

Susan Margaret Foster, age 69, died March 31, 2017 of complications caused by Alzheimer's disease. Susan is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Foster, Jr., of Hockessin; their son, Timothy J. Foster and his wife, Mandi of Mt. Pleasant, SC; their daughter, Tiffany L. Terranova and her husband, Nickolas of Hockessin, DE; 7 grandchildren; and her brother, James Inman of Lawrence, KS. Susie was...
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John Wesley McCloud II

April 13, 1942 - March 30, 2017

John Wesley McCloud, II, age 74, of Elkton, MD passed away after a short bout with an aggressive brain tumor on March 30, 2017, surrounded by his family. John was born in Seminole, OK on April 13, 1942 to the late Charles Wesley McCloud and Okla Geneva (McGehee) McCloud. John was a 1960 graduate of Newark High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Delaware, where he obtained a...
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Max R Walton

January 27, 1944 - March 30, 2017

Max R. Walton, age 73, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his farm. Max loved his family, his many close friends, his valued employees, his farms, his drilling company, his Standardbred horses, his baseball teams, and his hometown of Newark. His life was fulfilled by building, inventing, and constantly being active with the next idea and next project. He most enjoyed cocktail hour at his farm...
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Patricia Ann Rose

July 14, 1946 - March 28, 2017

Patricia Ann Rose, age 70, of Conowingo, MD formally of Joppatowne, MD passed away on March 28, 2017. Patricia was born on July 14, 1946 in Camden, NJ to William Forrest and Dorothy Isabell Thomas. Patricia was a devoted homemaker, her home was the central meeting place for the family. Her "Girls Night In" consisted of four generations getting together enjoying each other. Patricia loved...
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Robert E. "Bob" Cecil

May 22, 1964 - March 28, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Cecil, age 52, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 28, 2017. Bob was born on May 22, 1964 in Wilmington, DE. Bob was called "Superman" by many. He was a graduate of the Class of 1983, Rising Sun High School. Bob was on the wrestling team where he excelled as one of their top wrestlers. He was a very talented cartoonist, one of his cartoon characters was the Rising Sun...
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Billie June Edwards

October 30, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Billie June Edwards, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 of natural causes. Born on October 30, 1938 in Moody, TX, she was the daughter of the late Duke and Eva Mae (Denny) Cordell. Billie worked for many years as a waitress in both the York, PA and North East, MD areas. After much hard work, she opened Billie's Chuck Wagon Restaurant in North East, MD, operating...
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Oscar Lee Gude

March 1, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Oscar Lee Gude, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 26, 2017. Born on March 1, 1959 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Lucille (Wood) Gude and the late Leroy Gude. Oscar was a 1977 graduate of Elkton High School, where he excelled at track and basketball, winning many awards. He was a dedicated truck driver for over 20 years, driving for H.R. Ewell, Inc. of East Earl, PA. He worked long hours...
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Hazel Virginia Janney

March 11, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Hazel Virginia Janney, age 70, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1947, in Conowingo, MD to the late Paul and Jane Mac Cauley Eldreth. She was a homemaker who babysat every one of her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed baseball and was...
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Shirley E. Deppish

August 11, 1943 - March 26, 2017

Shirley E. Deppish of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Harry and Margaret McGonigal. Shirley was a retired PCO Dispatcher for the police department. In her free time, she loved to be outside and enjoyed gardening. Shirley had a particular liking for football and NASCAR. She was an avid New England Patriots fan...
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Christopher James MacDonald

January 13, 1975 - March 25, 2017

Christopher James MacDonald, "Chris" age 42 of Newark, DE passed away on March 25, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1975 in Elkton, MD to James Kenneth MacDonald and Rosemarie Blevins (Hoffman). Chris worked for a security firm and was recently promoted to Supervisor. In his earlier years, Chris rode horses and recently expressed an interest in getting back into the sport. He was a movie...
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Norma L Knox

April 24, 1936 - March 23, 2017

Norma Lee Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born in 1936 to the late Walter and Edna (French) Foraker. Norma was a graduate of Newark High School Class of 1954. She was a homemaker prior to pursuing a career with the Christina School District as a baker and eventually a manager of several elementary school cafeterias. Norma was dedicated to the Firefighters...
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John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

March 27, 1918 - March 19, 2017

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr., 98, formerly of Smyrna, died March 19 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility, Dover, Del., after an extended period of declining health. At the time of his passing, John was believed to be the oldest resident living at Brookdale. Born March 27, 1918, in Newark, Del., he was the son of the late John S. and Mabel G. Hopkins of Newark, Del. He also is preceded in death by...
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William "Bill" Brooks

March 20, 1938 - March 19, 2017

William "Bill" C. Brooks, Jr. of Dover, DE, age 78, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1938 to the late William C. Brooks, Sr. and Madge Sybil (Steele) Brooks. Bill was born and raised in Bluefield, WV. He married Ava R. Evans on November 2, 1955 and moved to Wilmington, DE. Upon moving to Delaware, Bill worked for Electric Hose. He then went on to work for Diamond...
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Wilma R. Lilley

April 30, 1927 - March 17, 2017

Wilma R. Lilley of Dover, DE, age 89, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Menfro, MO on April 30, 1927 to the late William Carl Richter and Freida (Kieninger) Richter. Wilma was a member of Newark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening in her vegetable and flower gardens. Wilma found her greatest joy in spending time with her beloved family. Wilma is survived by her...
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Patricia "Patti" Alderson

April 5, 1940 - March 16, 2017

Carol and I are sorry to announce that our mother, Patricia Chandler Alderson has passed away at age seventy-six and has joined our father. Patti, Mom, or Grammy was most at home on the beaches of Ocean City, Fenwick and Bethany. Heaven is sure to have a beach and ocean as beautiful as those for her to enjoy. Patricia spent her childhood on the beach at Sixth Street training lifeguards,...
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Barbara Ann Greenfield

May 25, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Barbara Ann Greenfield, age 83 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 13, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Coatesville, PA to the late, Randolph McMichael and Mary (McNeal) McMichael. Barbara worked as a nurse at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She appreciated life and always made time to stop and smell the flowers. Many will remember her as being friendly and amiable. She was strong...
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Janice Lee Persons

December 3, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Janice Lee Persons of Rising Sun, MD passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 67. She was born December 3, 1949 in Buffalo, NY to Leroy Beilein and Helen (Phillips) Beilein. Janice graduated from Elmira College, going on to work as a Laboratory Technologist at Union Hospital and later worked for Siemens. She was a proud member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Janice...
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Phyllis Anne Johnson

June 16, 1933 - March 12, 2017

Phyllis Anne Johnson of North East, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Hackensack, NJ on June 16, 1933 to the late Milton W. DeNure and Evelyn Blanch (Hubschmitt) DeNure. Phyllis was a homemaker that later worked as a housekeeper at the Comfort Inn in Perryville, MD. She loved drawing and crafting, growing flowers and other plants, and watching the birds. Phyllis...
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Lisa Dawn Rausch

April 3, 1971 - March 10, 2017

Lisa Dawn Rausch of Rising Sun, MD, age 45, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 3, 1971 to the late William Joseph Rausch, Sr. and Patricia Jane (Soash) Rausch. Lisa was fond of traveling on her vacations. She enjoyed helping others. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; including family game nights, watching Alisha play softball and...
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Eleanor Mae Hrubesh

December 25, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Eleanor Mae Hrubesh of Port Deposit, MD, age 85, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born on December 25, 1931 in Port Deposit, MD to the late William Thomas Duff, Sr., and Ruth Elizabeth (Felpel) Duff. Eleanor loved music, dancing, spending time with her family and friends and sitting by the Susquehanna River. During her life, Eleanor thrived on balancing...
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Vanessa L. Hennessey

August 7, 1959 - March 9, 2017

Vanessa L. Hennessey, age 57 of North East, MD went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1959 in Havre de Grace, MD to Doris (Lewis) Deel and the late, Wilmer W. Dalton. Vanessa was a Baptist and had a number of hobbies. She was very tech savvy and loved playing computer games. She collected Garfield memorabilia and she enjoyed shopping whether that be in stores or...
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Arthur C. Snyder

March 12, 1920 - March 9, 2017

Arthur C. Snyder, 96, of Rising Sun, MD, went to be with his Lord on March 9, 2017. He was born on March 12, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Arthur Snyder and Elsie C. (Longstreet) Snyder. Arthur's life was dairy farming but his love was his family. He faithfully served his Savior and his church and was a man of prayer. He enjoyed the simple things of life, a beautiful sunset, a nice...
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Aline L. Nengel

August 26, 1917 - March 8, 2017

Aline L. Nengel, age 99 of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2017. She was born on August 26, 1917 in Sharptown, MD to the late, Charles R. Fletcher and Viola A. (Waller) Fletcher. Aline was a member of Sussex Pines Country Club where she enjoyed going for meals, swimming, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved playing card games, especially Bridge with her fellow friends. ...
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Nancy Ruth Brice Weldon

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Nancy Ruth Brice Weldon, 95 of Newark, DE passed away on March 7, 2017, with family by her side. Daughter of Jack Richardson Scott and Virginia Ruth Elder, Nancy was born on July 24, 1921, in Brookneal, Virginia. As a young woman, Nancy worked in her great aunt's store on Main Street in Newark, "Peggy Cronin Fashions," before starting a family. The entire Brice clan and branching members...
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Richard L. Goodie

June 6, 1931 - March 5, 2017

Richard L. Goodie of Rising Sun, MD, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on June 6, 1931 to the late William Clarence Goodie and Florence Louise (Wright) Goodie. Richard was a Sargent in the United States Army serving in the Korean War. When he returned home, he dedicated his life to funeral service and was an active licensed funeral director for over...
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JoAnne Perrin Culbertson

January 5, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Joanne Perrin Culbertson passed away at age 85 in Wilmington, Delaware on March 5, 2017 after a tough battle with pancreatic cancer. A California-girl at heart, JoAnne recently relocated to the East Coast for health reasons. JoAnne Perrin was born in Robertsdale, Alabama on January 5, 1932, on her grandfather's farm. Two years later, her family moved back to Southern California and settled in...
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Peter Dirk Eggink

August 22, 1949 - March 5, 2017

Peter Dirk Eggink, 67, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 5, 2017. Born on August 22, 1949 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Jack and Lyn Eggink. Peter served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era – serving in the Atlantic Theatre, taught in the New Castle County public schools, and worked for DuPont Nemours for over 32 years. Peter was a...
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Eva B. Ferguson

November 24, 1923 - March 3, 2017

Miss Eva B. Ferguson, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017. Miss was born in Fredericksburg, PA on November 24, 1923. Miss Eva was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed the tranquility of a simple life tending to her animals. She also enjoyed sewing, especially needlepoint and spending time with her friends. She is survived by her close friends: Mary Anne and...
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Doris VanDyke

October 15, 1924 - March 3, 2017

Doris VanDyke, 92, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 15, 1924 in Lansing, NC, she was the daughter of the late William and Lona (Miller) Keys. Doris was a homemaker and loved being with her family. She greatly enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, especially with her Zinnia's. Doris is survived by her...
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John Christopher "Chris" Abel

December 13, 1972 - March 3, 2017

John Christopher Abel, 44, of North East, MD, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital, DE. Chris was born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 13, 1972 and is the beloved son of Janice Eggers-Abel and John Abel IV. Chris loved life with exuberance and joy. He freely gave love to all around him. He enjoyed going to school in Perryville in his younger days...
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Joan Schafer Speakman

September 29, 1924 - March 2, 2017

Joan Schafer Speakman, 92, was called Home to God and to her late husband, Sam on March 2, 2017 following a short illness. Joan was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 29, 1924 where she was raised on Franklin Street and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach. She remained in Delaware most of her life until retirement in Florida and Maryland. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in...
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Timothy J. Wagner

April 28, 1972 - March 2, 2017

Timothy J. Wagner, 44, peacefully entered his eternal home on March 2, 2017. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD. Tim was the son of Emma Wagner and the late Dan Wagner, Sr. of Conowingo, MD. Timothy is survived by his mother, Emma Wagner, and three brother: Tom Wagner and his wife, Sondra, Steve Wagner, and Dan Wagner, Jr. and his wife Diane. Services will be held privately at the family's...
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Joshua Evan Hamer

April 2, 2001 - March 2, 2017

Joshua "Josh" Evan Hamer of North East, MD, age 15, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born on April 2, 2001 in Denton, TX to James Eric Hamer and Jennifer Leigh (Abbey) Hamer. Josh was kind hearted, outgoing and had a genuine love for life. While he loved all sports, Josh lived and breathed baseball. Josh was always active and loved being with people. He enjoyed music and dancing....
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Carroll W. Mumford III

August 3, 1960 - February 27, 2017

Carroll W. Mumford III of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 3, 1960 to Dorothy (Hawthorne) Mumford and the late Carroll W. Mumford, Jr. Carroll was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware. He was a successful insurance agent with New York Life Insurance Co. for over 15 years. Carroll enjoyed golf, reading...
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Norman Jay Carter

August 2, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Norman Jay Carter of Chesapeake City, MD, age 73, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Wilmington, DE and was a lifelong member of Cecil County, MD. Norman was a co-owner and operator of Buttonwood Beach RV Resort in Earleville, MD since 1973. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1967-1968 in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Norman was a member...
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John F. Kinsley

August 23, 1927 - February 26, 2017

John Francis Kinsley, 89, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 26, 2017 at his home. John, or Jack as he was known by his friends, was born in Wyalusing, PA and was 1 of 13 children. After marrying Musette Jayne in June 1949, they moved to Newark, Delaware. He worked as an auto carrier for M&G Convoy until retiring in 1988. Upon Musette's death in 1992, he married Bonita Lindell who...
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Trevor D. Elvin, Jr., "Skip"

September 13, 1952 - February 22, 2017

Trevor D. Elvin, Jr., "Skip", age 64 of Lewisville, PA passed away on February 22, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on September 13, 1952 in West Chester, PA to the late Trevor D. Elvin, Sr. and Esther P. Elvin. Skip was born and raised in Unionville, PA. After graduating from Unionville High School, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany as a...
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Ruth "Kay" Howell

August 9, 1941 - February 21, 2017

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

May 22, 1936 - February 21, 2017

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

March 15, 1938 - February 20, 2017

Wilson Frank Gartner, age 78 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late, Frank and Madolyn (Wilson) Gartner. Wilson retired from DuPont and was a proud life member of Friendship Fire Department in Woodbury, NJ, serving for over 50 years. In addition, Wilson volunteered at Union Hospital Adult Day Services,...
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Daniel McMillan

October 12, 1950 - February 18, 2017

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

June 23, 1960 - February 18, 2017

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

November 12, 1943 - February 18, 2017

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

November 16, 1950 - February 17, 2017

Merlan D. Presnell, "Dennis," age 66 of Chesapeake City, MD died at home surrounded by family on February 17, 2017. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Penns Grove, NJ to the late Merlan Presnell and Beatrice McGraw. Dennis attended Penns Grove High School. After graduating, he became a teamster in Chester County. He also owned his own business as a painter. Dennis especially loved his home,...
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Robert L. Boord

July 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

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

April 21, 1934 - February 17, 2017

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

March 5, 1958 - February 14, 2017

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

July 8, 1929 - February 12, 2017

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

October 25, 1942 - February 11, 2017

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

November 30, 1941 - February 11, 2017

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

August 8, 1969 - February 9, 2017

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

May 6, 1947 - February 8, 2017

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

February 4, 1943 - February 8, 2017

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

December 29, 1954 - February 8, 2017

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

August 7, 1940 - February 2, 2017

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

March 6, 1946 - February 1, 2017

Roma Mary Joyce Renick Prouty, of Elkton MD, sadly passed away peacefully and with family by her bedside, on February 1 2017. She was born March 6 1946 in Hubli India to the late Leonard John Renick and Dora (Calasso) Renick. Roma had lived a wonderful life which had stretched across three different continents. Firstly born in India, then raising a family in the United Kingdom, remarrying...
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James Brockway Jones, "The Rev"

September 16, 1949 - February 1, 2017

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

December 18, 1933 - February 1, 2017

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

January 26, 1926 - January 29, 2017

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

June 28, 1942 - January 27, 2017

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

September 6, 1991 - January 26, 2017

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

November 7, 1941 - January 25, 2017

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

September 23, 1925 - January 25, 2017

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

August 20, 1931 - January 25, 2017

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

October 24, 1930 - January 25, 2017

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

September 28, 1987 - January 24, 2017

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

October 20, 1922 - January 22, 2017

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

November 8, 1925 - January 22, 2017

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

May 14, 2012 - January 21, 2017

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

August 5, 1928 - January 21, 2017

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

October 8, 1921 - January 16, 2017

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

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2017

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

October 3, 1952 - January 9, 2017

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

August 19, 1980 - January 8, 2017

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

March 27, 1932 - January 8, 2017

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

April 11, 1927 - January 8, 2017

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