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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

Gregory Allen Langshaw

August 26, 1973 - June 12, 2019

Gregory Allen Langshaw, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 26, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Joan Phyllis (Argo) Blankenship. Greg was an avid sports fan. In his younger years he played baseball and then later became a football fan where he rooted for the Denver Broncos. Greg also enjoyed fishing. He will be missed dearly by his family and...
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Karl William Schneider, "Bill"

November 8, 1962 - June 11, 2019

Karl William Schneider ("Bill"), age 56 of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Born on November 8, 1962 in Wilmington, DE, Bill was the son of Florence C. (Frazer) Schneider and the late Karl A. Schneider. Bill was employed by the Christina School District where he enjoyed working with children as a teacher's aide. He was a talented artist who especially enjoyed...
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Mary B. Crothers

January 13, 1925 - June 11, 2019

Mary B. Crothers, age 94, of Rising Sun, MD passed away June 11, 2019. She was born in Blue Ball, MD on January 13, 1925 to the late Clemson and Carrie Eva Brown. Mary was a graduate of Calvert Agricultural High School and later of Goldey-Beacom College. She worked as a secretary and treasurer on her family farm, "Long Green Farm". Mary was involved in many organizations such as the Red Hat...
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Anne A. Losten

July 18, 1920 - June 10, 2019

Anne A. Losten, age 98 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 10, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1920 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late John and Julia (Petryshyn) Losten. Anne worked as a treasurer and secretary on her family farm, "Losten's Dairy" which was a wholesale/retail milk business from 1940-1968. She was also a devoted member of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chesapeake...
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Daniel "Dan" Graham, Jr.

August 16, 1932 - June 9, 2019

Daniel "Dan" Ignatius Graham, Jr. of North East, MD, age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born on August 16, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel Ignatius Graham, Sr. and Gertrude Cecilia (Rehfuss) Graham. At a young age, Dan moved with his family out of Philadelphia to a farm, where he learned how to fix things and acquired his love of...
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Edward J. Williams

November 29, 1939 - June 7, 2019

Edward J. Williams ("Eddie"), age 79 of North East, MD passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. Born November 29, 1939 in Port Deposit, MD, Eddie was the son of the late Stanley and Mabel (Barr) Williams. A loving husband and father, Eddie will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. Services for Eddie will be held privately at the family's request. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Harriett Lee Howland-Jolley

February 2, 1945 - June 5, 2019

Harriett Lee Howland-Jolley of Hubert, NC, age 74, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on February 2, 1945 to the late James Harvey Stanton and Martha (Cross) Stanton. She was also a long time resident of Wilmington, DE. Harriett was born and raised in Elkton, MD. She worked for the Maryland State Roads Commission for a time. Harriett went on to work as a truck...
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Sharon Elaine Prince

March 4, 1947 - June 4, 2019

Sharon Elaine (Coppage) Prince, age 72, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1947, in Elkton, MD to the late John Freeman Coppage and the late Thelma Kathleen (Ball) Coppage. Sharon was self employed as the cofounder of S & S Coin Operations, where she worked as an accountant. In her spare time, Sharon...
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Doris Petersen Scott

June 22, 1925 - June 2, 2019

Doris P. Scott, age 93 of Elkton, Maryland, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at home. Born June 22, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the only child of David Robert Steele Petersen and Leslie H. Petersen. Scott was a retired attorney and trailblazer in the legal community. She graduated from Eastern High School and Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. When Scott told her father she wanted...
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Maynard Eugene Bare

August 22, 1933 - May 31, 2019

Maynard Eugene Bare, age 85, of North East, MD passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born on August 22, 1933 in Jefferson, NC to the late Troy Kilby Bare and Lilah Ray (Colvard) Bare. Maynard was a member of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church in Bel Air, MD. He grew up on a dairy and pig farm where Maynard learned to be a hard worker. After leaving the farm, he went on to work for Thiokol,...
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Doris R. Johnson

September 13, 1922 - May 31, 2019

Doris R. Johnson, longtime resident of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 96. She was born in Comstock, NE on September 13, 1922 to the late Ivan Eugene Robertson and Eva Beatrice Robertson. Doris proudly served in the United States Navy for 13 years, joining on March 13, 1945. She was chosen to be one of the first six enlisted women to be sworn into the Regular...
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Brandon Michael Neff

April 9, 1987 - May 31, 2019

Brandon Michael Neff, age 32, of Newark, DE passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born on April 9, 1987 in Havre de Grace, MD to Harry Joseph Neff, II and Pamela Mae (Griffith) Hasse. Brandon enjoyed watching movies and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Georgia Bulldogs. A hard worker, and loved working in the restaurant business. Brandon loved to cook and had attended...
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Nancy Louise Chadwick

July 1, 1940 - May 31, 2019

Nancy Louise Chadwick, age 78, of Newark, DE passed away May 31, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1940 in Buffalo, NY to the late Daniel Ovid Clausius and Louise Mae Akroyd (Kramer). Nancy primarily cared for her family and home. She was a part time pre-school teacher and worked at "Creations Plus" craft store for many years. Nancy loved quilting, sewing and crafting. She also loved watching her...
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Donna Jane Oram

May 27, 1943 - May 30, 2019

Donna Jane Oram, age 76 of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born May 27, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Donna was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elise (Foster) Oram. Donna loved life and everything that the Good Lord blessed her with. She enjoyed attending craft shows and flea markets and loved animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed Hallmark Movies and quiet time. She was...
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Joseph Clinton Paige, II

September 29, 1977 - May 30, 2019

Joseph Clinton Paige, II, age 41 of North East, MD passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born September 29, 1977 in Clarksburg, WV, Joe is the son of Joseph Clinton Paige and the late Debra Lynn (Wilt) Nowlan. Simple words could never fully describe what a wonderful person and gift to this world Joe was. He was a caring man with a heart of gold who would be willing to help...
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Barbara Ann Wadolny

January 25, 1943 - May 27, 2019

Barbara Ann Wadolny, age 76 of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. Born January 25, 1943 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Valkos) Derescavage. Barbara grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, married and raised her family in Audubon, Pennsylvania before coming to live with her Son and Daughter-In-Law in Bear, Delaware, October of 2017. As...
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Hazel L. Emerson

April 2, 1927 - May 26, 2019

Hazel L. Emerson, age 92 of Ocean City, MD formerly of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019. She was born on April 2, 1927 in Elkton, MD to the late Randall Trimble and Beatrice (Reynolds) Trimble. Hazel was raised by her mother, Beatrice and grandparents on the Reynolds Farm in Cecil County, MD. As a child, she grew up with her aunts and had a wonderful childhood. Hazel worked as a...
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Suzanne Marion Miller

April 11, 1943 - May 26, 2019

Suzanne Marion Miller, age 76 of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Pottstown, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born April 11, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, PA, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Thomas Aloysius and Patricia Irene (Jasonis) Cunningham. Faith and family were of the utmost importance to Suzanne. She marveled at the beauty of God's creation,...
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Ciersten, Talen, and Nolan Jackson

May 23, 2019

Ciersten Nikcole Jackson, age 10, of North East, MD passed away May 23, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on August 10, 2008. Ciersten was in her 5th grade year at Bayview Elementary School in North East, MD. She played the flute in the school band and assisted with raising and lowering the American Flag each day for the school. Ciersten was a member of the Green Team, a conservation program...
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Anthony William Shackelford, "Tony", "T-Bone"

April 7, 1985 - May 23, 2019

Anthony "Tony" William Shackelford, age 34, of Elkton, MD passed away May 23, 2019. Tony was born in Elkton, MD on April 7, 1985. Tony was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team. He enjoyed playing sports and cookouts. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his father, Freddie Shackelford and his wife, Kathy of Elkton, MD; mother, Mary (Sis)...
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Janice Louise Collins

March 13, 1938 - May 22, 2019

Janice Louise Collins, age 81 of Middletown, DE passed away on May 22, 2019. She was born on March 13, 1938 in Beverly, MA to the late George Joseph Fournier and Marguerite (Lake) Fournier. Janice was a woman of faith and was raised Catholic. She was a member of St. Josephs Parish of Middletown, DE for many years. Janice's priority in life was her family. She took great pride in raising her...
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Russell Leo Ellis, Sr.

February 2, 1932 - May 20, 2019

Russell Leo Ellis, Sr., age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on May 20, 2019. He was born on February 2, 1932 in Luray, VA to the late Gilbert Leo Ellis and Elenora M. (Sours) Ellis. Russell graduated from the University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a very successful business man. He owned green houses and grew hydroponic tomatoes and sold them to many...
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Merle Henry Crampton, Jr.

May 11, 1963 - May 20, 2019

Merle Henry Crampton, Jr., age 56 of Brooklyn, MD passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. Born on May 11, 1963 in Hagerstown, MD, Merle was the son of Helen C. (Griffith) Crampton and the late Merle Henry Crampton, Sr. Merle was a loving son and brother. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed every moment he could spend with them. He was an avid sports enthusiast, he especially routed...
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Leland Wayne Bancroft, Jr.

January 23, 1989 - May 19, 2019

Leland Wayne Bancroft, Jr., age 30, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019. Born on January 23, 1989 in Onslow, North Carolina, Leland was the son of Leland W. Bancroft, Sr. and Lorraine M. (Pratt) Bancroft. Leland was a 2008 graduate of Elkton High School. He spent some time employed by Royal Farms as a clerk and then worked at Newark Chrysler Jeep as a lot attendant. Most...
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Betty June Thompson

August 14, 1938 - May 18, 2019

Betty June Thompson, age 80, of Elkton, MD passed away on May 18, 2019. She was born on August 14, 1938 to the late Millard Samuel Buskell and Lucille Beatrice Buskell (Williams). Betty loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the soap opera, "Young and Restless." As a homemaker, Betty loved to cook. She read the Bible and was right with the Lord. Betty is...
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Jacquelyn Elizabeth Cross

July 29, 1935 - May 18, 2019

Jacquelyn "Jackie" (Barto) Cross, 83, of Elkton, MD passed away May 18, 2019. A faithful member of her church since 1989, her love of the Lord was evident by her service. She taught children in primary, Beehives in Young Women and Sisters in Relief Society. Jackie was a dispatcher/agent at Jones Motor Company for over 40 years. The daughter of Elizabeth Sehl, is survived by her daughter,...
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Charles William Deitzel

April 28, 1943 - May 18, 2019

Charles "Charlie" William Deitzel, age 76, of Port Deposit, MD passed away May 18, 2019. Charlie was born in Maryland on April 28, 1943. Charlie worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years. He really enjoyed the time he spent crabbing with his friends. Charlie was a very private person and mostly kept to himself. He is survived by his brother, Edward Deitzel (Edith); sister,...
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Esther Virginia Chopko

September 21, 1942 - May 17, 2019

Esther Virginia (Gerbman) Chopko, age 76 of Newark, DE and formerly of Murfreesboro, TN passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1942 to the late Morris Martin Gerbman and Johny Herman (Kelley) Gerbman. Virginia was a member of the Central High School Class of 1960, where she was in the band. She was a talented and accomplished florist, both...
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Kirk Edgar Patchel

October 3, 1947 - May 17, 2019

Kirk Edgar Patchel, age 71 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 17, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Media, PA to the late George Edgar Patchel and Helen (Kirkpatrick) Patchel. Kirk was an outdoorsman and lover of life. He had a passion for fishing and bird hunting. He liked horses and women; he loved dogs and, better yet, underdogs. He enjoyed telling...
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Olive Reed Heegard

November 16, 1920 - May 16, 2019

Olive was born November 16, 1920. Following a short illness, Olive drew her last breath on May 16, 2019. Olive is predeceased by her parents, William A. Reed & Elsie Wynona Clark Reed, grandparents Robert F Reed & Elizabeth Stidham Lynam Reed and her husband, Cloyce Herman Heegard (9.3.1919-2.28.2012) and several siblings. Olive is survived by her children, Bonnie Lee (James) Brown &...
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Maureen Maryann Snovel

July 18, 1938 - May 16, 2019

Maureen Maryann Snovel of Chesapeake City, MD, age 80, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1938 in Norristown, PA to the late James William Musselman and Sarah Mildred (Bloomer) Musselman. Maureen liked to crochet, do crossword puzzles, play solitaire and cultivate her flower gardens. She enjoyed vacationing in Rehoboth Beach and watching people go by while swinging on...
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Calvin Walker Downer, Jr.

April 9, 1932 - May 16, 2019

Calvin Walker Downer, Jr., age 87 of North Port, FL, formerly of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Born April 9, 1932 in Richmond, VA, Calvin was the son of the late Calvin W. Downer, Sr. and the late Gladys V. (Koontz) Downer. Calvin served his county proudly in the US Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a boat patrol captain for Aberdeen Proving Ground for 30...
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Sarah K. DeBenedictis

January 27, 1939 - May 14, 2019

Sarah K. DeBenedictis, age 80 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Born January 27, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, Sarah was the daughter of the late Daniel and S. Katherine (Cavender) Johnson. Sarah was a sports enthusiast and loved talking about all the stats and happenings. Though she enjoyed all sports, she loved football and often rooted for the Baltimore Ravens. She...
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Heath Squier Ravel

September 3, 1953 - May 14, 2019

Heath Squier Ravel, age 65, of Nottingham, PA passed away May 14, 2019. Heath was born in Philadelphia County, PA on September 3, 1953. Heath worked at Advanced Auto Parts in North East, MD. He was a member of Freedom Church in Rising Sun, MD. Heath enjoyed working on classic cars, vintage motorcycles and jeeps He is survived by his son, Dane Ravel of Nottingham, PA; sister, Beth Ward of...
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James William Seydell

October 19, 1943 - May 14, 2019

James William Seydell, age 75, of Wilmington, DE passed away May 14, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Walter and Pearl Seydell. James was a computer technician with the Delaware State Police, where he dedicated 42 years of his professional career. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church and a former member of Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company. James...
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James Douglas Meadows

October 16, 1973 - May 13, 2019

James Douglas Meadows, age 45, of Rising Sun, MD passed away May 13, 2019. James was born in West Chester, PA on October 16, 1973. James graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1991. He was the owner and operator of James Meadows Contracting which he started in 2011. He loved his Nova Car and he enjoyed spending time with his father and his family. He is survived by his children, James...
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H. Norman Wilson, Jr.

November 12, 1942 - May 11, 2019

H. Norman Wilson, Jr of Elkton, MD, age 76, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born in Easton, MD on November 12, 1942 to the late H. Norman Wilson and Kathleen Nestor Wilson. Norman graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1964 where he played basketball and lacrosse; and went on to attend the University Of Maryland School Of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree...
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William "Billy" White

May 23, 1952 - May 8, 2019

William Marion White, "Billy", age 66 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in West Grove, PA on May 23, 1952 to Evelyn B. White and the late Rodney L. White. For most of his professional career, Billy delivered flowers for Floral Plant Growers in Rising Sun, MD. Billy was a sociable man that never met a stranger. He had a big heart that would help anyone. Billy...
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Roberto "Bob" Marrero

April 10, 1959 - May 8, 2019

Roberto "Bob" Marrero of Elkton, MD age 60, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in Puerto Rico on April 10, 1959 to Jose (PePe) Marrero Cordova and Carmen Delia (Bonilla) Marrero. Bob worked for GM for 28 years until his retirement in 2009. He loved to work, and went on to work maintenance part time at the YMCA. Bob stayed in touch with his GM friends online and at various...
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Nancy Mera Whisman

July 13, 1958 - May 7, 2019

Nancy Mera Whisman passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in her North East, MD home. She was 60 years old. Nancy was born in Malvern, P.A. on July 13, 1958. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles L. Quann, a former police officer of the Malvern Police Force, and her mother, Kathryn A. (Pyle) Quann. Nancy is survived by her dear, loving husband, Charles L. Whisman; her first born, Anthony...
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Joseph Franklin Gulick, Jr.

November 8, 1922 - May 6, 2019

Joseph Gulick Jr., who died on May 6, was born in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 1922. He was the second of three children of Annie and Joseph Gulick Sr. Joe grew up in Chevy Chase, Md., and he helped support his family with a newspaper route during the Great Depression. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, Joe went to work for Westinghouse in Baltimore. He married...
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Robert "Bob" Anderson

May 24, 1964 - May 5, 2019

Robert "Bob" Edward Anderson of Rising Sun, MD, age 54 passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born on May 24, 1964 in DuBois, PA to the late Robert Leroy Anderson and Betty Ann (Ishman) Anderson. Bob proudly served his country in the United Stated Navy. He was an avid fisherman and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Generous with his time, Bob was always happy to help anyone with anything. He was a...
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A. Robert Jasinski

April 10, 1933 - May 4, 2019

Dr. Arnold Robert Jasinski, "Bob", age 86 of Elkton, MD went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2019. Bob was born on April 10, 1933 in Chester, PA to the late Matthew Jasinski and Pauline (Nicgorski) Jasinski. Bob graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He was the first Jasinski to go to college and graduate. Bob moved to Elkton, MD in 1965 and worked alongside the original...
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Martha Lou Saylor

September 4, 1939 - May 2, 2019

Martha Lou Saylor, age 79 of Landenberg, PA passed away on May 2, 2019. She was born on September 4, 1939 in Beavertown, PA to the late George Etzler and Margaret (Gilbert) Etzler. Martha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School in 1960 and worked as a Registered Nurse for over forty years. Martha loved traveling with her husband, Michael and her family. They would...
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Gail Maclary Chickersky

March 8, 1949 - May 1, 2019

Gail Maclary Chickersky, age 70 of Newark, DE died on May 1, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1949 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry Maclary and Anne (Richards) Maclary Munyan. A lifetime resident of Newark. she graduated in 1967 from Newark High. She received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1971 and later earned her MBA from the University of Delaware. After...
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Hunter James McDaniel

March 20, 2019 - April 22, 2019

Hunter James McDaniel was born on March 20, 2019 at 3:27pm. He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces. Hunter fought health problems and went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2019 at 9:07pm. Hunter is survived by his parents, Amanda Sexton and Gilbert McDaniel, Jr.; five siblings: Jaylen Sexton, Alisa Sexton-Thodos, Charlie James McDaniel, Cameron Anothony McDaniel and Lacey Sue Marie McDaniel; maternal...
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Chisa L. Jenkins

April 14, 1980 - April 22, 2019

Chisa L. Jenkins, age 39, of Elkton, MD passed away April 22, 2019. Chisa was born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 14, 1980. Chisa was a loving mother with a kind heart, she always had her door open to help others in need. She is survived by her companion, Adrian Wilmot of Elkton, MD; sons, A. J. Wilmot, Jr. of Elkton, MD and Cameron Wilmot of Elkton, MD; daughter, Mariah Wilmot of Elkton,...
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Earl Thomas Hines

April 22, 1922 - April 22, 2019

Earl Thomas Hines, of Elkton MD, was born on April 22, 1922 to Carl Hines and Susan Hines in Fair Hill, MD. He departed this life on Monday, April 22, 2019. He attended Kenmore school until eighth grade when he was called upon to work on the family farm. Earl married Betty Williams on March 4, 1945 at the Rock Presbyterian Church in Fair Hill MD. They had one child. After leaving the family...
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Robert Langley Morris

April 16, 1928 - April 21, 2019

Robert Langley Morris, age 91 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully with his family present on April 21, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1928 in VA to the late John Henry Morris and Ida Wise (Profitt) Morris. Robert was a proud Army veteran of WWII where he served from 1945-1949. He worked as a farm manager at Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City, MD for over 30 years. He later worked for Cecil...
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James David Atwood, "Boe"

January 14, 1960 - April 21, 2019

James "Boe" David Atwood, age 59, of Cochranville, PA passed away April 21, 2019. Boe was born in West Grove, PA on January 14, 1960 to Delbert C. Atwood and the late Blanche Ellen (Mahaffy) Atwood. Boe worked for Napa Auto Parts in their automotive warehouse, retiring in 2010. He had a love for nature and being outdoors. Boe thoroughly enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, camping and hiking in...
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Richard Albert Krall, Sr.

April 29, 1947 - April 20, 2019

Richard Albert Krall, Sr., age 71, of Perryville, MD passed away April 20, 2019. Richard was born in Baltimore, MD on April 29, 1947 to the late Albert and Lillian Krall. Richard was a Veteran of the Navy having spent four years of service during Vietnam. He was a devoted employee of Rite Aid, retiring September 2018 as the Assistant Manager of the outbound department at the Aberdeen,...
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Dorothy M. Ritchie

January 14, 1938 - April 20, 2019

Dorothy M. Ritchie, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 20, 2019. Dorothy was born in Leesport, PA on January 14, 1938 to the late James and Florence Werner. During the 1960's Dorothy worked at the Rising Sun sewing factory. She was also a member of Janes United Methodist Church. Dorothy enjoyed flowers especially African violets and peonies. She also loved to bake and clipping...
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Leonard "Len" Davis

February 2, 1923 - April 19, 2019

Leonard Davis, 96, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19. He was born February 2, 1923 to the late John Davis and Mabel Fitzgerald Truitt Davis. Len was the youngest of 5 boys. He and his brothers Jim, John "Smokey," Reynolds and Dick all served in and returned home safely from World War II. While serving in the US Army, Len earned both a bronze star and Purple Heart....
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Kenneth L. Miller

January 1, 1934 - April 18, 2019

Kenneth L. Miller, age 85, of Colora, MD passed away April 18, 2019. He was born on January 1, 1934 in Middleton, WI to the late Louis A. Miller and Leola K. Miller (Faust). Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1973 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. In his civil career, he was a commercial plumbing contractor. Kenneth was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD....
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Verna M. Yeoman

March 8, 1940 - April 17, 2019

Verna M. Yeoman, educator par excellence, humanitarian to many, and a friend to all, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 79 years old. Verna had been a resident at Churchman Village in Newark, DE for the past four years. She was born on March 8, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Benjamin Franklin Yeoman, Jr. and Emma (Saye) Yeoman. Verna graduated from Henry T....
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Kathleen May McNally

January 27, 1924 - April 13, 2019

Kathleen May McNally of Bel Air, MD, age 95, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born in Essex, England on January 27, 1924 to the late Harold George Isaac and Marjorie Gertrude (Sheppard) Isaac. Kathleen was a part of the Women's Land Army in England during WWII, working on farms, and went on to work with the Royal Engineers, testing watches before they were sent to soldiers in the...
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Melvyn Jorge Norona

February 22, 1943 - April 13, 2019

Melvyn Jorge Norona went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2019. Melvyn was born on February 22, 1943 in the little town of Santiago de la Vegas, Cuba. He came to the United States at the age of 19 and relocated with his family in Saxtons River, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Electrical Engineering and accepted a position with the E.I. DuPont Company upon...
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Marie Iona McGlothlin

March 16, 1927 - April 12, 2019

Marie Iona McGlothlin, age 92 of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born March 16, 1927 in Whittier, CA, Marie was the daughter of the late Theodore Eshom and the late Elsie (Boling) Shively. Marie had a huge heart and was known for her compassion. Her giving nature translated into her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant,...
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David A. DiMartine

January 30, 1950 - April 11, 2019

David A. DiMartine, lovingly known as "Dave" and "Barney", 69, of Newark, DE passed away April 11, 2019. Born January 30, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, Dave was the son of the late Nicholas and Louise (Thorp) DiMartine. Dave graduated from Christiana High School in 1968. He proudly served in the US Army and later retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years of service. He retired from the...
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Robert Lee Truslow

November 5, 1929 - April 11, 2019

Robert Lee Truslow, age 89 of Colora, MD passed away on April 11, 2019 at Upper Chesapeake Hospital. Robert was known lovingly as "Bob", "Sarge" and "Pop" by his loving family and many friends. Born November 5, 1929 in Blythedale, MD, Bob was the eldest son of fourteen children to the late Frank W. Truslow and the late Gabella (Snelling) Truslow. Bob served his country proudly in the U.S. Army...
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Joyce M. Biggs

March 10, 1932 - April 9, 2019

Mrs. Joyce M. Biggs passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Ware Presbyterian Village. The daughter of Mary B. Murduck and Bernard E. Murduck, she was born on March 10, 1932 at the Murduck family home on Ridge Road, Rising Sun, MD. Mrs. Biggs attended Rising Sun High School and Beacom Business College. She was employed at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground until her retirement from the...
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Rebecca Ann Patterson Przychodzien

August 19, 1930 - April 8, 2019

Rebecca Ann Patterson Przychodzien, age 88, of Honey Brook, PA., went to be with her Lord on April 8, 2019, surrounded by family. Ann was born on August 19, 1930, on S. Chapel St., Newark, DE., to her parents Frank E. Johnson and Edna M. Windle of Kirkwood, DE., and spent her childhood years working on the family farm. She graduated from Conrad High School in Wilmington, DE., where she was...
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Catherine "Cathy" Bowen

April 7, 2019

On April 7, 2019, Catherine Mary Bowen, while holding her daughter's hand, slipped away to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She also joined her parents; husband John W. Bowen, Sr.; son John W. Bowen, Jr.; daughter Patricia A. Bowen; her sister Anne Saxton and son-in-law Dan Wagner all of whom predeceased her. Cathy is survived by her loving daughter Linda Wagner and devoted grandson Dennis...
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Claude "CA" Perry, Jr.

December 14, 1942 - April 5, 2019

Claude "CA" Allen Perry, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. He was born on December 14, 1942 in Smith county, VA to the late Claude Allen Perry, Sr. and Kate (Johnson) Perry. CA graduated from the Oxford Area High School, and later in life earned at Bachelor's Degree from Cecil College. He worked for Air Products and Chemicals for 49 years before his retirement...
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Beckie J. Sawyers

September 20, 1937 - April 3, 2019

Beckie Jane Sawyers, age 81 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born on September 20, 1937 to the late Harold and Ethel Hamilton. She is survived by her children: Dan Sawyers, Patty Orem (John), and Gene Sawyers (Brenda) all of Rising Sun, MD; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Hamilton ...
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Jean Mitchell Hoffecker

September 9, 1922 - April 1, 2019

Jean M. Hoffecker, 96, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 1, 2019 from United Zion Retirement Community. She has been reunited with her husband, Lee C. Hoffecker, Jr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Also meeting her there are her parents Clarence Ogden and Margaret Crossan. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Trimble, Lititz, PA., and three sons, John (JC)...
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Arliene Katherine Bellini Ely

February 7, 1933 - March 31, 2019

Arliene Katherine Bellini Ely of Elkton, MD, age 86, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born on February 7, 1933 in Shamokin, PA to the late Joseph John Bellini, Sr. and Margaret Mae (Ramp) Bellini. Arliene was preceded in death by her much-loved husband Arnold Ely, daughter Lynda Elrod Simpson, former husband Arthur Elrod and brother Howard Bellini. She is survived by her son, Donald...
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Gregory Dale Ragan

July 3, 1965 - March 31, 2019

Gregory Ragan, age 53, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on July 3, 1965. When Greg was young and lived at home, he enjoyed family vacations to Ocean City, MD, camping and traveling across country with his parents. Greg was a Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed watching the game on TV with his Dad. For the past 28 years, Greg has resided at the Muth, an...
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Guy Roy Sheffler III

December 3, 1950 - March 29, 2019

Guy Roy Sheffler III of Wilmington, DE, age 68, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on December 3, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Guy Roy Sheffler, Jr. and Betty (Bedford) McBride. Guy worked as head of maintenance for a land development company in Wilmington, DE. He loved everything about Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially riding his. A true "Dead Head", when asked to...
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Freda "Bonnie" Price

November 1, 1921 - March 29, 2019

Freda O'Dell Price, lovingly known as "Bonnie" to her family and friends went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2019, she was 97 years old. Freda was born in Tazewell County, Bossivan, VA on November 1, 1921 to the late Charles "Odie" Bowman and Nanny Welch. Throughout her life Freda was a homemaker, worked at Bonnie's Restaurant in Havre de Grace and was a school bus driver for Cecil...
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Mary Louise Rodgers

May 3, 1947 - March 28, 2019

Mary Louise Rodgers, age 71, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James Joseph Rodgers and Marie A. (McGrath) Rodgers. Mary was an active member of the Cecil County Patriots organization. Mary is survived by her brother, Raymond Rodgers and his wife, Ellen; niece Stacy Rodgers; nephew, Scott Rodgers; great-nieces,...
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Melissa Ann Craig

January 3, 1970 - March 28, 2019

Melissa Ann Woolleyhan Craig, known lovingly as "Missy" and "Honey" by her family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 49. Born January 3, 1970 in Elkton, MD, Missy was the daughter of Louise E. Woolleyhan and the late John N. Woolleyhan. Missy had an infectious smile and an enormous heart. She wanted to save the world, even if it was just one person...
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Martin J. Stajkowski

August 7, 1959 - March 28, 2019

Martin Joseph Stajkowski ("Marty"), age 59, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born August 7, 1959 in Wilmington, DE, Martin was the son of the late Stanley Frank Stajkowski and the late Sophie O. (Cerkownuk) Stajkowski. Martin graduated from Ohio State University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. His career path led him to KBR in Newark, DE where...
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Ines Y. Ortega

January 4, 1939 - March 27, 2019

Ines Y. Ortega, age 80, of Landenberg, PA passed away March 27, 2019. Ines was born in Cocorote, Venezuela on January 4, 1939 to the late Rafael and Luisa Salcedo. Many would describe Ines as a free spirit. She cherished her family and taught them to always be themselves, live life to the fullest, and take chances. She raised her children in a home that was loving and educational. Ines loved...
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Edmond B. Stout

May 25, 1932 - March 27, 2019

Edmond Bernard Stout of Newark, DE, age 86, passed away peacefully at home, March 27, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 25, 1932 to the late Richard and Julia (Walsh) Stout. Edmond and his family, which included his identical twin brother, moved to Newark in 1939. He was an Eagle scout, and a proud graduate of Salesianum High School. He went on to graduate from the University of...
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Vernon "Buss" Keys

March 26, 1931 - March 26, 2019

Vernon "Buss" Denver Keys of Conowingo, MD, age 88, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was born in Quarryville, PA on March 26, 1931 to the late William Keys and Lona Margaret (Miller) Keys. Buss was a truck driver his entire life, having hauled manure to mushroom plants in Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as hauling steel on long distance runs. He loved animals, especially dogs, and...
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Michael William Dodson, Jr.

March 14, 2000 - March 25, 2019

Michael William Dodson Jr., age 19 of Elkton, MD, passed away March 25, 2019. He was born on March 14, 2000 in Baltimore, MD to Michael William Dodson Sr. and Sheri Frances-Lynn Dodson. Michael was a graduate of Elkton High School class of 2018. In life, he worked in the meat department at the Elkton Walmart. Michael loved music and was musically talented. He wrote songs, and played the...
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Marvin Richard Janney, Jr.

November 12, 1950 - March 25, 2019

Marvin Richard Janney, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 25, 2019. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on November 12, 1950 to the late Marvin Richard Janney, Sr. and Edith Belle (McCullough) Janney. Richard was a police officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for 27 ½ years before retiring as a Sergeant. Strong in his faith,...
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Archibald A. McKown, "Arch"

November 4, 1938 - March 25, 2019

"Arch" McKown, age 80, passed away on Monday March 25, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. He was the son of the late Archibald James McKown and the late Thelma Robison McKown. Arch loved being with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jane McKown of Port Deposit, MD; his daughter Beatrice Hiner (Michael), of Cataula, GA and their children, Shawn and Lindsay Hiner of North Wales, PA;...
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Agnes M. Webb

April 9, 1923 - March 25, 2019

Agnes M. Webb, age 95, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on March 25, 2019. Agnes was born on April 9, 1923 in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late James and Julius Esther Nisbit. Agnes was employed at the Cecil County Munition plant as a munition's worker for the war effect in Elkton Maryland during World War II. Agnes was a devoted wife to her late husband, James Alvin Webb, Sr. She...
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Norris "Blackie" McMullen

November 9, 1943 - March 24, 2019

Norris "Blackie" McMullen, age 75 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Born November 9, 1943 in Cecil County, MD, Blackie was the son of the late William and Grace (Burkins) McMullen. Blackie worked as an equipment operator for Henkels & McCoy for more than thirty years until his retirement. Following his retirement, he worked for P & P Construction as an equipment...
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Helen Mary Jasinski

May 23, 1935 - March 23, 2019

Helen Mary Jasinski, age 83 of Elkton, MD was surrounded by her loving family when she went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 23, 2019. She was born on May 23, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph Jasinski and Stella (Przbilski) Jasinski. Helen was devoted to the Lord and cherished her family dearly. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church for 53 years. Helen attended...
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Lola Emily Coale

May 18, 1922 - March 19, 2019

Lola Emily Coale, age 96 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 19, 2019. She was born the fourth child of six on May 18, 1922 in Rowlandsville, MD to the late Clyde and Nancy Pyle. Lola was a loving and strong mother, grandmother, and friend. She would always help others in need and would be first to lend a helping hand. Lola served her community...
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Sindy Alaine Condon

January 26, 1962 - March 17, 2019

Sindy Alaine Condon, age 57, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 17, 2019. She was born in Chester, PA on January 26, 1962 to the late Thomas and Ruth McAbee. Sindy was raised in Boothwyn Upper Chichester, PA and was a graduate of Chichester High School class of 1979. She was also a graduate of Delhi University class of 1996. In life, Sindy was known as a deeply devoted Christian. She was...
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Cornelius James Erickson, "Jim"

January 21, 1926 - March 16, 2019

Our amazing Dad left us to join our Mom, Jane, his golf partner and beloved wife of 60 years on Saturday, March 16, 2019. We know that he and his "Irish" celebrated St. Patrick's Day together. Dad was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1926 to Cornelius Julius and Beatrice Kathryn (nee Cosgrove) Erickson. Along with Dad's parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother,...
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Zane Alexander Maldeis

April 12, 1996 - March 15, 2019

Zane Alexander Maldeis, 22 years young, of Perryville MD passed away suddenly on Friday March 15, 2019. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Laurie Maldeis and the late Jeffrey Maldeis. He is survived by Laurie Maldeis and stepfather Greg Barron, his brother Zachary Maldeis, grandparents Buster and Phyllis Glover, aunt and uncle Tina and Wayne Graybeal, uncle Kenneth Glover, aunt and uncle...
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Kerry Dale Blevins

January 5, 1961 - March 13, 2019

Kerry "Dale" Blevins, Sr., age 58 of Elkton, MD passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was born on January 5, 1961 in Elkton, MD to the late James L. and Janet (Brumit) Blevins. Dale worked for A1 Concrete of Chesapeake City, MD as a concrete finisher. He was a hard worker who loved what he did. When he was not working, he cherished his time spent with his family, especially with his...
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John David Kennedy

August 29, 1952 - March 13, 2019

John David Kennedy, "David", age 66 of Elk Mills, MD passed away on March 13, 2019. He was born on August 29, 1952 in Elkton, MD to the late John Dewey Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy. David was a man among men with a big heart. He loved life and mostly everything in it. He was smart as a whip with an unforgettable smile. David was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for sporting clay and skeet...
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Keith "Tony" Bailey

February 26, 1956 - March 12, 2019

Keith "Tony" Anthony Bailey, age 63, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born on February 26, 1956 in Elkton, MD to the late Herman Dewey Bailey and Virginia Fair (Wilson) Bailey. Tony worked for W.L. Gore Associates for over 30 years before his retirement in 2013. In his younger years he enjoyed doing pencil sketches, and was quite talented. Tony liked to hunt for...
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Faye Peters

June 2, 1943 - March 10, 2019

Faye Peters, age 75, passed away in Elkton, MD on March 10, 2019. She was born June 2, 1943 in Pembroke, VA to the late Raymond and Eva Martin. Faye was a loving mother, sister, wife, aunt and friend. She was always up on her current events and the news. Faye was always family oriented. She also enjoyed gardening and loved spring time flowers. Faye is survived by her son, Richard Peters...
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Lucy Arlene Fox

February 26, 1934 - March 10, 2019

Lucy Arlene Fox, age 85 of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her home. Born February 26, 1934 in West Jefferson, NC, Arlene was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Hoffman, Sr. and the late Clara (Vannoy) Perry. Arlene was a member of the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene where she enjoyed the fellowship of her church family. She found great comfort in her...
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Sally An Flannery

May 14, 1932 - March 10, 2019

Sally An Flannery of Colora, MD, age 86, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Nevil and Frances (Powell) Hart. Sally enjoyed doing cross stich and made scarfs for the homeless for the past 10 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, having helped to raise her grandchildren. Sally's most cherished time was spent with her family...
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Robert Doil Palmer, Sr.

December 8, 1925 - March 9, 2019

Robert Doil Palmer, Sr. ("Bob") age, 93 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Born December 8, 1925 in Harlem, KY, Bob was the son of the late Henry Clyde Palmer and the late Annie Mae (Cornett) Palmer. Bob was a Veteran of the United States Army where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of Conowingo Baptist Church. He was a...
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James "Jim" Howard Carpenter III

March 10, 1941 - March 8, 2019

James "Jim" Howard Carpenter, III of Elkton, MD, age 77 passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born March 10, 1941 in Cleveland, OH to the late James Howard Carpenter II and Hazel (Jones) Carpenter. Jim worked for DuPont for over 35 years before his retirement in 2013. He was a man that did all of his own home repairs and passed that knowledge on to his grandsons. Jim built most of the...
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Janice Lynn McCreary

August 18, 1971 - March 5, 2019

Janice Lynn McCreary, age 47 of Dundalk, MD was taken too soon from her family on March 5, 2019. She was born on August 18, 1971 to Jane (Davis) McCreary and the late Stanley McCreary. Janice's children were her world. She adored them and enjoyed spending time with them and the rest of her family. She loved being on the beach, reading Nicholas Sparks books, and watching romantic movies, as...
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Joseph Lee Gault, Sr.

June 5, 1957 - March 4, 2019

Joseph Lee Gault, Sr. age, 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 4, 2019. He was born on June 5, 1957 in Columbus, OH to the late Levonda and Rolla Gault. Joseph was employed as a heavy equipment operator at Mason Dixon Sand and Gravel, Port Deposit, for 15 years. He also worked as a mechanic for Hertz Rent-A-Car, Philadelphia Airport, for 27 years. Joseph was adventurous and loved the...
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Helen Ann Steppe

September 7, 1926 - March 3, 2019

Helen Suttles Steppe of Rising Sun, MD, age 92 went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2019. A true lady from the south, she was born in Sandy Mush, NC on September 7, 1926 to the late Andy Lewis and Lelamae (Davis) Suttles. Helen was a godly woman and strong in her faith her entire life. An avid gardener, she could make anything grow and flourish, having both vegetable and flower gardens...
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Alice S. Johnson

February 15, 1927 - February 28, 2019

Alice S. Johnson, "Grandmom," age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2019 at Somerford House. She was born on February 15, 1927 in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, to William Nelson and Marguerite (Geary) Swan. Alice was a graduate from Newark High School. Married Wilbur H. Johnson, the love of her life, at age 23 and spent the next 48 years together until Wilbur passed...
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Annette Joan Torre

January 5, 1927 - February 27, 2019

Annette Joan Torre, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away February 27, 2019. She was born January 5, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Mildred Rosa. Annette was devoted to her family. During her professional career she practiced as a beautician. Annette loved knitting and crocheting. She also loved music and was a chorus singer. Annette used to love vacationing in Oyster Bay and...
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Pansy M. Haagsma

June 15, 1936 - February 26, 2019

Pansy M. Haagsma, age 82 of Yorktown, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Born in Rising Sun, MD on June 15, 1936, Pansy was the daughter of the late Charles and Zollie (Greer) Daughton. Pansy worked at Bainbridge Naval Base until its closing. She than worked as a business manager in the MWR Department at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA, where she retired after...
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