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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

James "Pecker" Davis

August 7, 1948 - January 18, 2018

James "Pecker" W. Davis, age 69, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018. Born in Elkton, MD on August 7, 1948, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Simmons) Davis. Pecker was a graduate of Elkton High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, Pecker was a cook at the Howard House for many years. He was an avid fan of the...
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Ethel R. Zabenko

June 3, 1929 - January 16, 2018

Ethel R. Zabenko, age 88 of Newark, DE passed away on January 16, 2018 after her brave battle with Dementia/Alzheimer's. She was born on June 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to the late Melvin Weaver and Evelyn (Shew) Weaver. Ethel was a lifelong member of Newark United Methodist Church where she was an active member of numerous women's organizations. Ethel was a proud graduate of the University of...
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Esther "Patty" Carrico

August 15, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Esther "Patty" Almeda Carrico, age 86 of Newark DE, passed away on January 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 15, 1931 in New Castle, DE to the late Clarence B. Dean and Anna McCully Alker. Patty served in the U.S. Army before beginning her journey into motherhood. She then became employed by the United States Postal Office for more than 20 years. During her...
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Margaret Rose Daly

July 21, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Margaret Daly, age 91, of North Wildwood, NJ, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Cape Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 21, 1926 to the late Frances and Vinico Primavera. She was raised in Penns Grove, NJ with her brothers Floyd and Louis, and her sister June. Margaret lived and worked for 30 years in her longtime home of Newark, Delaware...
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Paul R. Goodchild, Jr.

August 7, 1949 - January 11, 2018

Paul R. Goodchild, Jr., age 68, passed away at home January 11, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1949 in Elkton, MD to the late Paul R. Goodchild Sr. and Grace L. Fisher. Paul was a loving father and devoted employee. He enjoyed horses, John Wayne movies, county music, fishing, playing poker and time spent drinking coffee with family and friends. Paul was involved in the family business,...
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Michael Edward Finn

July 14, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Michael Edward Finn, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2018. He was born on July 14, 1948 in Baltimore, MD to the late James Edward Finn and Emma M. (Lovell) Finn. Michael was a proud graduate of University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1974. Michael served his country as a proud United States Marine for four years and served in...
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Dean Marshall Pomeroy

August 9, 1950 - January 7, 2018

Dean Marshall Pomeroy, age 67, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 7, 2018. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 9, 1950, he was the son of the late George and Luceta Pomeroy. Dean served his country proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After his service, he went on to work as a Biotechnical Engineer for the Federal Civil Services for 35 years....
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Shelby Lee Griffey

May 7, 1963 - January 4, 2018

Shelby Lee Griffey, age 54, of Have de Grace, MD passed away on January 04, 2018. Born in Lebanon, PA on May 07, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Gary and Louise Davis. Shelby's passion was for the outdoors. She loved being immersed in nature, especially at Susquehanna State Park and the Norman Wood Bridge area. Shelby could often be found fishing, camping and hiking, but her most...
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Thomas "Tommy" White, Sr.

April 16, 1955 - January 3, 2018

Thomas L. White, age 62, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 16, 1955 he was the son of Dorothy Ann (Parker) White and the late Donald Lloyd White Sr. Thomas was brought up in the Baptist Faith. For 28 years he worked at Bruce Industrial, New Castle, DE as a construction foreman and was a former post commander for the Sons of the...
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Marlene Frazier

August 26, 1954 - December 29, 2017

Marlene Frazier, age 63 of Nelsonville, OH, passed away suddenly December 29, 2017 due to the result of an automobile accident. She was born August 26, 1954 in Nelsonville, OH to the late Daniel and Margaret Langley. Marlene was an administrative assistant for Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare. She was a very smart, kind, and loving mother and friend. Marlene is survived by her daughter,...
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Clayton H. Stafford

April 14, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Clayton H. Stafford, age 82 of Wilmington, DE passed away on December 29, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 14, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Clayton A. Stafford and Blanche (Blackwell) Stafford. Clayton was a self-employed upholsterer and owner of Stafford's Upholstery. He loved fishing, hunting and trap shooting and was a member of the local Trapshooting Club. ...
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Nancy C. Fischbach

March 23, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Nancy C. Fischbach, age 85, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Perry Hall, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017. Born March 23, 1932 in Baltimore, MD, Nancy was the daughter of the late Elmer and Alice (Ude) Lassahn. Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Walter Fischbach. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Judy Long and her husband, Mark; three grandchildren...
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Levin Earl "Lee" Eastburn

February 23, 1946 - December 29, 2017

Levin Earl "Lee" Eastburn, age 71, passed away at his home December 29, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Earl and Betty Eastburn. Lee is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carla M.; daughters, Tammy E. Culver and Amy D. (Luis) Eastburn-Escobar; grandchildren, Brad (Lorna) Culver, and Sara Culver; beloved companion, "Lil' Dog,"; and sisters, Jeryl Hawkins, and Kristi (Bruce)...
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Marilyn R. Minster-Ostheimer

June 24, 1930 - December 28, 2017

Marilyn R. Minster-Ostheimer, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017. At Marilyn's request, services will be held privately and at the family's convenience.
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Alexander Cordova

August 20, 1928 - December 25, 2017

Dr. Alexander "Alex" Cordova, 89, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017. Alex was born in Quito, Ecuador to Alfonso Miguel Cordova and Eugenia Rivadeneira Cordova. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Byron Enrique and Gabriel Alfonso, and his sister, Fanny Piedad Cordova. Alex is survived by his sister, Maruja Coloma and his 10 children: Anny...
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Michael A. DiTeodoro

April 4, 1955 - December 24, 2017

Michael A. DiTeodoro, age 62 of Wilmington, DE passed away on December 24, 2017. He was born on April 4, 1955 in Newark, DE to Mario R. DiTeodoro and Lois J. (Abbott) DiTeodoro. Michael was a simple man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He listened to music ranging from classic rock to country and loved Willie Nelson and Pink Floyd. Michael could be found on his couch relaxing and watching old...
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Grace T. Hendrickson, "Grayce"

January 14, 1936 - December 20, 2017

Grace T. Hendrickson "Grayce", age 81, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 surrounded by family. Born January 14, 1936 in Wilmington, DE, Grayce was the daughter of the late John R. French, Sr. and the late Beatrice A. (Thomas) French. Grayce was passionate about arts and crafts and was a very talented oil painter. She was also a self-taught cake decorator and...
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Nicholas E. Losten

June 16, 1922 - December 20, 2017

Nicholas E. Losten, Age 95, of New Castle DE died peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday December 20, 2017. Mr. Losten was born on June 16, 1922 in Chesapeake City, MD, the son of the late John and Julia Losten. He worked on the family farm, "Losten's Dairy", & was a milk man for the wholesale-retail milk business until its sale in 1968. He then went to work for Pennsupreme Dairy until he...
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Cheryl Ann Ferrese Vogel

January 16, 1959 - December 19, 2017

Cheryl Ann (Ferrese) Vogel, age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton, MD, on January 16, 1959 to Fred J. Ferrese, Sr. and the late Shirley Jean (Kemether) Ferrese. After earning her Nursing Degree at Cecil College, Cheryl began her 30-year career at Union Hospital as a Pediatric Nurse. Cheryl later advanced her...
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Irene B. Orth

February 16, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Irene B. Orth, age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 18, 2017. She was born on February 16, 1931 in Wilmington, DE to the late Julian Bors and Valerie (Kuta) Bors. In years past, Irene worked as a cashier at Penn Fruit in Wilmington, DE for about 20 years. She married her late husband, William J. Orth, III in 1950 and they soon became a family of four. Irene became a stay at home mom...
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Harry W. Shriver, Jr.

April 16, 1931 - December 17, 2017

Harry W. Shriver, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 86, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born in Reading, PA on April 16, 1931 to the late Harry W. Shriver, Sr. and Louise Elizabeth (Spare) Shriver. Harry had a long career as an accountant before retiring in 1996 from Threshold Rehabilitation Center in Reading, PA. He was a former member of Saint Stephan's United Church of Christ in Reading,...
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H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr.

September 23, 1935 - December 17, 2017

H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born September 23, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harold Alfred Tarrant, Sr. and Carter Cover Tarrant. H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr. grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of the old Wilmington High School. He received his undergraduate at Washington & Lee University, class of 1957. Fred received his master's degree in 1959...
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Barry Dale Mallory

December 2, 1954 - December 16, 2017

Barry Dale Mallory, age 63 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 16, 2017. He was born on December 2, 1954 to the late Dean Thomas Mallory and Margaret Lucille (Green) Mallory. Barry enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles and was a fan of the New York Giants. He also loved to go fishing in his spare time. Barry is survived by his brother, James Mallory and wife, Dana of North East, MD;...
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George Kenneth Orr

January 13, 1998 - December 11, 2017

George Kenneth Orr, age 19, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Born in Elkton, MD on January 13, 1998, he was the son of Amelia L. Orr and step-son of Richard D. Hooiser. George was a 2016 graduate of Perryville High School. He loved playing football, cooking, eating, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his girlfriend of 4 years, Jamie Nicole...
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Dorothy Lee Racine

April 9, 1949 - December 11, 2017

Dorothy Lee Racine, age 68, of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Born April 9, 1949 in Elkton, MD, Dorothy was the daughter of the late James and Adeline (Ryan) Dowdell. Family was the center of Dorothy's world. Everything she did revolved around her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was truly devoted to her family and would do anything for them....
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Charles N. Dixon

February 26, 1946 - December 9, 2017

Charles N. Dixon, age 71, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born on February 26, 1946 in Fountain Green, MD, he was the son of the late Namon and Jossie Viola Horton Dixon. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, he went to work at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, DE where he retired in 2001. Charles also worked at the Manheim Auto Auction in...
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Maureen J. Vansant

November 21, 1949 - December 3, 2017

Maureen J. Vansant, age 68, of Earleville, MD passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1949 in Elmira, NY to the late Frederick J. McMinds and Josephine (Garrahan) McMinds. Maureen was a 35-year member of a choir known as Sweet Adelines. They had an international concert every year, which allowed her to visit Canada and many states throughout the US. Maureen was an avid...
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Mildred "Mickey" Clara Schuster

March 25, 1931 - December 3, 2017

Mildred "Mickey" Clara Schuster, age 86, of North East, MD, passed away on December 3, 2017. Mickey was born in North East, MD to the late Chester and Alice Russell. In addition to her parents, Mickey was preceded in death by her son, Rory A. Schuster and grandchildren David Owens and Melanie Dale Ruth. Mickey is survived by her husband of 64 years, Albert R. Schuster; six children: Sandy...
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Clara H. Yoder

April 24, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Clara Highsmith Yoder, age 93, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at sunrise on the day of a super moon. Clara was born in Shoals Junction, South Carolina on April 24, 1924 to the late Thomas and Eliza Highsmith. Clara served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954. She was a member of Newark United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Newark Senior...
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E. Dolores Cavanaugh

October 31, 1928 - December 2, 2017

E. Dolores Cavanaugh, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Elkton, MD on October 31, 1928, Dolores was the daughter of the late Leo and Edith (Gould) Flick. Dolores was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. She was a loving and caring person and mother. Her passion to help people is what led her to train as a nurse at Mercy Hospital. She...
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Thomas K. Crumley, Jr.

January 8, 1974 - December 1, 2017

Thomas K. Crumley, Jr., age 43, died suddenly on Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1974 in Salem, NJ, to Doreen Joyce and the late Thomas K. Crumley, Sr. Thomas was a loving father and friend with a goofy sense of humor. He was also a Philadelphia Sports Fanatic. Thomas worked as contractor in plumbing. He was known as an avid musician and owned many guitars. Thomas is...
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Robert T. Jones, Jr.

March 1, 1919 - November 28, 2017

Robert T. Jones, Jr. age 98 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on November 28, 2017. He was born on March 1, 1919 in Newark, DE to the late Robert T. Jones, Sr. and Esther P. (Ferguson) Jones. Robert is survived by his daughters: Cynthia A. Jones of Atlanta, GA and Nancy J. Lyons and her husband, Robert of Southport, CT; grandchildren: Robert G. Lyons, Jr., Allison C. Lyons, and...
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Philip F. Wittmeyer

November 27, 2017

Philip F. Wittmeyer, age 60, of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. Born in March of 1957, Phil was the son of the late Richard G. Wittmeyer, Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Ferschke) Wittmeyer. Phil was a 1975 graduate of Concord High School in Wilmington, DE. For over 35 years, he worked for the Brooks Armored Car company, where he most recently served as supervisor...
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Sean Michael McCollum

March 23, 1958 - November 26, 2017

Sean Michael McCollum, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Wilmington, DE on March 23, 1958 to Mary (Smolka) McCollum and the late John "Ducky" McCollum. Sean attended St. Hedwig's School and Conrad High School. He graduated from Delcastle Technical High School with an electrical apprenticeship. He earned his Master Electrical...
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Donald L. Burris

January 19, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Donald L. Burris of Elkton, MD, age 86, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. A graveside service in his honor will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2200 N. DuPont Pkwy, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Mary Lee Craig

September 23, 1952 - November 25, 2017

Mary Lee Craig, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born on September 23, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD, Mary was the daughter of Lee (Campbell) Doll and the late John Comer, Sr. Mary worked as an office manager for 25 years at Stephen Homes. Later she worked part time at Walmart in Oxford, where she enjoyed helping customers and working alongside her colleagues...
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Francis Chester Stopyra

October 4, 1932 - November 23, 2017

Francis Chester Stopyra, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully November 23, 2017. Born on October 4, 1932 in Marshallton, DE Francis was the son of the late August Stopyra and Agnes (Benben) Stopyra. Francis owned and operated a dairy farm in Newark, DE. He was dedicated to working his land and caring for his livestock. He loved the outdoors and was always in his element on the farm....
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Alice Marie Lockerman

December 23, 1946 - November 21, 2017

Alice Marie Lockerman, age 70, of Cecilton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1946, in Warwick, MD to the late Julian T., Sr., and Marion Alice Lawrence Lockerman. Alice worked as a waitress at Jack-n-Helen's Restaurant for over thirty plus years. She would spend her time coloring in adult coloring and design books, listening to bluegrass music or...
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Billie Ray Brown

January 6, 1948 - November 20, 2017

Billie Ray Brown, age 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Billie was born in Athens, OH on January 6, 1948 to the late Billie S. and Katherine (Dowler) Brown. Billie attended Harford Community College where he studied Criminal Justice. He then went on to be a Police Officer, Detective First Class for the Aberdeen Police Department. Billie served his country as a...
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Robert Martin Stark

February 6, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Robert Martin Stark, 87, of Newark, Delaware died on November 18, 2017. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, to the late Yolanda and Alex Stark Robert graduated from the public schools in 1948. He attended Long Island University and The Johns Hopkins University (A.B., 1951). At the University of Michigan (M.A., 1952) he met and married Carol LaSage (dec.1988) in 1955. They raised four...
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Mary Sue Butler

October 26, 1962 - November 15, 2017

Mary Sue Butler, age 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born in Chester County, PA, Mary was the daughter of Shirley (Howell) Ortega and the late Benny Ortega. Mary worked as a grocery manager at SuperFresh where she enjoyed meeting new people and working alongside her colleagues and associates. She appreciated the simple things in life such as...
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Ruby Jean Chambers

November 24, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Ruby Jean Chambers, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2017. Born on November 24, 1927 in Richwood, WV, she is the daughter of the late Shirley Evans and Alta Muriel (McTheney) Taylor. Ruby was a devoted Christian, reading her bible often. She was a founding member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rising Sun, MD and loved her church family...
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Barbara Ann Doyle

December 18, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Barbara Ann Doyle of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was born in Newark, DE on December 18, 1932 to the late Percivel and Gladys (Scarborough) Perkins. Barbara grew up in Providence, MD and graduated from Elkton High School. She worked as a secretary at Continental Diamond Fiber, and then at the University of...
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Raymond P. Lloyd

March 5, 1950 - November 11, 2017

Raymond P. Lloyd, age 67, of Milton, DE, formerly of North Wilkesboro, NC, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 11, 2017. Born on March 5, 1950 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late Howard and Eloise (Jones) Lloyd. An avid hunter, Ray enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and waterfowl. He also loved fishing. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joyce A. Lloyd...
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Patricia A. McFadden

January 11, 1964 - November 10, 2017

Patricia A. McFadden, age 53, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born on January 11, 1964 in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Delores (Dutton) McFadden. Patricia graduated from Claymont High School, class of 1982. She was an avid reader and loved watching Dancing with the Stars. Patricia will be remembered as a fabulous cook and an excellent baker, who always enjoyed...
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Shirley Fitzwater

June 27, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Shirley Fitzwater, age 80 of North East, MD passed away on November 8, 2017. She was born on June 27, 1937 in NY to the late Cornelius Henry Busse and Evelyn Mae (Berry) Busse. Shirley was a long term member of the Elkton Moose Lodge and the American Legion in Elkton, MD. Shirley worked as a seamstress and provided her community with her talents. She made an Easter Bunny suit, which she gave...
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Anna Breza Wasylczuk

January 10, 1927 - November 8, 2017

Anna B. Wasylczuk of Chesapeake City, MD, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Chesapeake City, MD on January 10, 1927 to the late Michael and Katheryn (Mykytyn) Breza. Anna graduated from Chesapeake City High School. In her early years, Anna worked in Wilmington, DE as a secretary for Gravely's Landing Craft and later at Morton Thiokol in...
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Nancy J. Murphy

October 29, 1931 - November 7, 2017

Nancy J Murphy of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on 11/7/17, just 9 days after her 86th birthday. She was born on 10/29/1931 in Port Huron, MI to the late Emmett J Conte and Edna V (Barrett) Conte. Her only sibling, Emmett J Conte Jr, passed away 9/6/17. She was full of life and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed her cordials and lively conversation as well. In her younger days, she loved...
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Elliott Cowan

February 11, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Elliott Cowan, age 97, passed away November 7, 2017 in Wilmington, DE. He was born in Everett, MA February 11, 1920 to the late Joseph and Julia Cohen. Elliott was a man a few words. He was self-employed and ran his own supplies business for over 30 years. Elliott always wanted to provide for his family, and also gave 25 years of his time working for the U.S. Postal Services. Elliot is...
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Jean H. Keene

September 20, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Jean Hayes Keene of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and a beloved teacher. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 20, 1934 to the late Joseph F. Hayes and Laura G. Hayes. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Conrad High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Delaware where she met...
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Francis "Bud" Crossan

April 19, 1927 - November 5, 2017

Francis L. Crossan "Bud" of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1927 in Strickersville, PA to the late Herbert Leon Crossan, Sr. and Virginia (Boys) Crossan. Bud attended Brown Vocational Technical High School in Wilmington, DE. He retired from the University of Delaware in 1988. Bud was born a farmer and remained active throughout his life, right...
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Bernice V. LaBelle

July 10, 1939 - November 4, 2017

Bernice V. LaBelle, age 78, formerly of Sussex County, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at York Hospital in York PA. She was born on July 10, 1939, in Richmond, VA to the late Emmett P. and Lucille Haden White. She was a homemaker, devoted to caring for husband, children, and grandchildren. Bernice spent time crocheting blankets and gifts for family and friends, solving crossword...
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William Allen Spry

August 1, 1996 - November 4, 2017

William Allen Spry, age 21, of Elkton, MD died suddenly due to the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born August 1, 1996 in Baltimore, MD, as son of Karren and Allen Spry. Will was a graduate of Elkton High School Class of 2015. He was also a graduate of the Cecil County School of Technology. Will worked in facilities at the University of Delaware. He loved...
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Reva G. Blankenship

April 7, 1934 - November 2, 2017

Reva Gray Blankenship, age 83, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on April 7, 1934, in Lewisburg, WV to the late Harlan and Florence Mae Shaver Blankenship. Reva worked on the floors of several manufacturing facilities over the years, including Beta Shoes, and assembling auto parts for Blue Chip and R&R Motors. She loved...
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Glenna Christy Lauck

March 23, 1941 - October 31, 2017

Glenna Christy Lauck, age 76 of Hurlock, MD passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on March 23, 1941 in Mifflintown, PA to the late John Straub Warner and Josephine Frances (Derr) Warner. Glenna was a loving mother and grandmother and would do anything for her family. She devoted her time to caring for her loved ones. Glenna is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert Lee Lauck, ...
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Chester H. Slicer, Jr.

August 7, 1933 - October 30, 2017

Chester H. Slicer, Jr., 84, of Bear, DE left us to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Chester H., Sr. and Velma (Herr) Slicer. He was born on August 7, 1933 in Oxford, PA where he lived most of his life. An avid train enthusiast, he was a member of the Redmen Lodge. He followed his passion for trains by beginning his career working for the Railroad in 1961...
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John R. Sanderson

September 7, 1939 - October 27, 2017

John R. Sanderson, age 78, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017. Born on September 7, 1939 in Ilion, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Frances (Campeau) Sanderson. John served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He then went on to work as a machinist, retiring after 50 years. One of John's favorite hobbies was raising Border Collies with his wife, Sandra,...
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Genevieve B. Seward

August 29, 1929 - October 24, 2017

Genevieve B. Seward passed away peacefully in her loving home at Caraway Manor, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1929 to the late John and Mary Bolton. She will be remembered as a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid gardener, growing beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. She lived in Cecil County all her life being raised...
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James F. Cook III

February 2, 1960 - October 22, 2017

James Francis Cook III, age 57, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on February 2, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to Jaqueline Moore Cook and the late James F. Cook II. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat"; mother, Jacqueline Cook; children, Laura, Jimmy IV, Melissa, Sabrina and Selene, Chris and...
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Ronald Thomas Rineer, Sr.

April 24, 1946 - October 22, 2017

Ronald Thomas Rineer, Sr., age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1946, in Wilmington, DE to the late Miriam Elwell Rineer and the late William Rineer, Sr. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. A trained surveyor, Ron worked and retired from the State of Delaware as the Chief of Survey and then held the same position for...
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Jessie Lee Hackbarth

February 2, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Jessie Lee Hackbarth (Blackburn), 89 of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Union Hospital of Cecil County, MD. She was born February 2, 1928 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late Webb Blackburn and Pearl Baldwin. Jessie was a member of Middletown Baptist Church in Middletown, DE. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and bowling. She was a self-taught guitarist and pianist. She...
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Gabriel Joseph Johnson

October 12, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Gabriel Joseph Johnson passed away peacefully October 20, 2017 after his courageous fight. He was born October 12, 2017 in Newark, DE to Warren and Melissa (Newsum) Johnson. A service will be held in Gabriel's honor at 11am on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10am. Memorial...
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Lola Grace Stanton, "Pete"

May 2, 1943 - October 19, 2017

Lola Grace Stanton, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Born May 2, 1943 in Blue Ball, MD, Lola was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Dixon) Jones. Lola loved to cook, whether it was for a family picnic, holiday or one of her famous cook-outs. She would prepare food for days just to ensure there was enough for everyone. She also enjoyed...
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Margaret Frye Grundy

February 3, 1935 - October 17, 2017

Margaret Frye Grundy, age 82, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on February 3, 1935 in Newark, NJ to the late Benjamin and Doris Hamilton Frye. A 1957 graduate of the University of Delaware, Marg worked as a medical technician at the old Delaware Hospital, and later at Emily Bissel Hospital. Marg later...
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Amanda Lynn Lockerman

February 7, 1988 - October 15, 2017

Amanda Lynn Lockerman, age 29, of Earleville, MD passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at West Chester Hospital. She was born in Elkton, MD on February 7, 1988 in Elkton, MD to David W. Lockerman and the late Sherry Lynn Manchester Lockerman. She was a special child who enjoyed and lived life to its fullest. She graduated from Elkton High school and worked at Bayside Community network....
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Beatrice M. Stout

June 29, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Beatrice M. Stout passed away October 15, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born and raised in the "Forty Acres" of Wilmington, DE to the late William B. Stewart and Lillian M. White. Beatrice was a life member of the Elsmere Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold J. (Mike) Stout in 1976, married in 1946; and brother, William G....
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Claudia Jean Mullis

July 1, 1945 - October 14, 2017

Claudia Jean Mullis, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 14, 2017. Born on July 1, 1945 in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Lewis) Hartsoe. A gentle, kind and quiet woman, Claudia accepted the Lord as her Savior at 11 years of age. She became a member of Conowingo Baptist Church when she was 16 years old...
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James Allen Grim

June 1, 1955 - October 13, 2017

Jim Grim, age 62, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 1, 1955 in Annapolis, MD he was the son of Robert Grim and the late Margaret (Roper) Grim. Jim was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, serving from March 1974 through March 1978 as an Aviation Electrician. During his service, he achieved both Sailor of the Month and Sailor of...
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Joann O. Jones

February 3, 1940 - October 13, 2017

Joann O. Jones of Earlville, MD, age 77, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born on February 3, 1940 in Baltimore, MD to the late Robert Lee Overman and Elizabeth Minetta (Adair) Overman. Joann earned her Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Miami where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She had a great love of animals and raised Brittany spaniels. Joann was...
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Viola Christina Gordon

November 11, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Viola Christina (Chris) Gordon passed away on October 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter's home in Elkton, Maryland. She was 86 years old. Viola was the daughter of the late Harry and Josephine Wilkie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Bartz Preston in 2014 and her daughter, Betty Ann Arnold in 2015. Viola is survived by her...
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Dianne L. Fuhs

February 20, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Dianne L. Fuhs of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1932 in Salem, NJ to the late George F. Wood and Anna (Darling) Wood. Dianne is survived by her daughter, Kathy Kazmar and her husband, Matt; son, Thomas Michael Fuhs and his wife, Faith; five grandchildren: Earl M. Foster, III and his wife Kelly, Stephen Foster...
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Grace L. Johnson

December 30, 1957 - October 5, 2017

Grace Louise Johnson of Conowingo, MD, age 59, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born on December 30, 1957 in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles Trimble and Cora (Howell) Trimble. Grace loved reading, playing bingo, yard-sailing which fostered her love of collecting "junk". She loved all animals and all animals loved her. Grace's greatest joy was spending time with her beloved...
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Timothy L. Roark, Sr.

November 25, 1961 - October 4, 2017

Timothy L. Roark, age 55 of Nottingham, PA passed away peacefully at his residence on October 04, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 25, 1961 in West Chester, PA to Charlotte Ann (Hampton) Roark and the late Robert Glenn Roark. He was a dedicated truck driver for 30 years. In his leisure time, he would often be found fishing or attending car shows and tractor pulls....
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Andrew Charles Jackson, "Andy"

June 19, 1990 - October 4, 2017

Andrew Charles Jackson, age 27, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The son of Sherry Jackson, he was born on June 19, 1990 in Newark DE. Andy loved life, skate boarding, and reminding others to "Turn up the bass" and "Be kind to each other". He is survived by his mother, Sherry Jackson; brother, Jack Hicks, aunt, Cheryl Stallard, and her husband, Elbert, cousin,...
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Virginia Neal Miller

June 6, 1949 - October 3, 2017

Virginia Neal Miller of Colora, MD, age 68, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was born on June 6, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late William Claude Covan and Evelyn (Neal) Covan. Virginia was a graduate of Western High School and Essex Community College Nursing program. She worked as a nurse all her life, retiring from Perry Point VA hospital after serving 20 plus years. She was a...
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Winvert J. Matthews

September 9, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Winvert J. Matthews formerly from Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his daughter's home in Rising Sun, Maryland on October 2, 2017 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurley and Irene Matthews, his twin brother Willis, his brother in laws, Walter Shirley, Jr. and Robert Valentine, and his niece, Georgianna Wallace. Winvert will be sadly missed by his wife of 69 years,...
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Eleanor D. Saponaro

December 30, 1927 - September 29, 2017

Eleanor D. Saponaro, age 89, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017. Born December 30, 1927 in Lynn, MA, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Kenneth Sargent and the late Margaret McAllister. Eleanor enjoyed reading and cooking, however, her greatest joy was to spend time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Eleanor is survived by two sons:...
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William B. Sill, 4th

April 5, 1943 - September 29, 2017

William B. Sill, 4th, age 74 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017. Born on April 5, 1943 in Delaware County, PA, he was the son of the late William B. Sill, III and Helen (Thompson) Sill. William worked for Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook, PA, retiring in the late 1980's. William was an avid hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. He also loved...
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Jesse David Romberger

September 28, 2000 - September 28, 2017

Jesse David Romberger of Rising Sun, Md., beloved son of David and Vicki (Koppenhaver) Romberger, passed away unexpectedly at home on his 17th birthday, September 28, 2017. Jesse will be 17 forever, and is forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Jesse exuded joy and happiness. His warm, loving nature and sense of humor brought laughs and smiles to many at just the right time. He...
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Janine Evelyn Fraticelli

December 21, 1958 - September 26, 2017

Janine E. Fraticelli, age 58 of North East, MD passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 after a brief fight with terminal cancer. She was born on December 21, 1958 in Elkton, MD to Amos Preston Jones, Sr. and Carrie Lee Jones. Janine will be remembered for her caring and loving ways. She worked in Healthcare for over 15 years where she began as a nurse's aide and later went on to become an...
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Susan Elaine Foote

November 11, 1961 - September 25, 2017

Susan Elaine Foote, age 55 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday September 25, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1961 in Oxford, PA to the late Harold Gotschall Sr. and Joyce (Hill) Gotschall. Susan was a dedicated caregiver to her parents. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Susan will always be remembered for her compassion and dedication for her family. Susan is survived by her...
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Ronald J. Sharp

March 16, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Ronald J. Sharp of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born on March 16, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Ronald Sharp and Edna (Norisky) Sharp. Ronald worked for General Electric and Aerospace Engineering. He loved boating, fishing, crabbing and hunting. Ronald was a Mason and was a member of the VFW in Chesapeake City. Ronald is survived by his...
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Dolores Hogarth Glass

July 17, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Dolores Hogarth Glass, age 84 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 23, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Fred Hogarth and Bertha (Zell) Whedbee. Dolores is survived by her son, Charles Glass of Darlington, MD, daughter, Cathleen Welk and her husband, James Welk of Whiteford, MD; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in...
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Peggy Lee Simmers

November 18, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Peggy Lee Simmers, 82, of Rising Sun, MD went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lebanon, VA in November 1934, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Eula Monk Akers. Peggy graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1952. She worked at Cecil National Bank in Port Deposit, MD, until the birth of her children. Peggy had...
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Mary Johnson McIntosh

October 29, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Mary J. McIntosh, 93, a long-time resident of Newark, DE, died September 22, 2017, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA, where she had lived the last 10 years. Born on October 29, 1923 in Pottawattamie County, IA, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Grace F. Johnson. Mrs. McIntosh graduated from Oakland High School and attended Iowa State University, where she was a member of...
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Glenn A Wingard

September 28, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Glenn A. Wingard of Hockessin, DE, age 86, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE on September 28, 1930 to the late Howard Wingard and Georgia (Sweetman) Wingard. Glenn served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a great father and husband who was always looking after the family. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Wingard of Hockessin, DE;...
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Paul R. Goodchild, Sr.

April 13, 1930 - September 21, 2017

Paul Robert Goodchild, Sr. age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 21, 2017. Born in Chateaugay, NY on April 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Charlotte "Lottie" (Pudvah) Goodchild. Paul and his family moved to Delaware in 1936. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. Paul worked as an iron worker, was a member of the Iron...
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Sharon Ann Wolfe

December 6, 1950 - September 19, 2017

Sharon Ann Wolfe, age 66 of Perryville, MD passed away on September 19, 2017. She was born on December 6, 1950 and was the daughter of William Truitt and Marjorie (Brown) Truitt. Sharon recently retired from W.L. Gore and Associates where she worked for 33 years. She began as a Fabric Seamstress and had a number of job titles throughout her employment. She was a member of the Lions Club and...
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Clara Jean Martin

May 25, 1936 - September 15, 2017

Clara Jean Martin, age 81, of Elkton, MD, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, September 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Born on May 25, 1936 in Grethel, KY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Octava (Parsons) Hamilton. Clara married her loving husband, Luther G. Martin in 1955 in Pikeville, KY. She worked as a dedicated...
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Clifford Bernard Stearns

October 13, 1950 - September 14, 2017

Clifford Bernard Stearns, age 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born on October 13, 1950 in Concord, NH, he was the son of Helen Hood Stearns and the late Bernard Clifford Stearns. Cliff was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He married his wife, Hoppy, in 1979 and that same year they purchased their family farm,...
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Joan M. Zola

October 14, 1935 - September 13, 2017

Joan M. Zola, age 81, of Wilmington, DE died Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born October 14, 1935 to the late Josephus F. Zgola and Gisella Marie Zgola. Joan was a very bright woman with a Master's degree. In life, she was an artist and enjoyed her work. Joan is survived by her legal guardian, Mary Ferry. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services for Joan will...
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Elsie Marie Mann

July 19, 1937 - September 10, 2017

Elsie Marie Mann slipped quietly away at home on September 10, 2017 at the age of 80. Marie was a retired bookkeeper and for many years served as the pianist/organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake City. She enjoyed playing the violin, needlepoint, knitting, reading, cooking, and baking. She was well known for her delicious and extensive array of Christmas cookies. Marie was also...
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Ann K. May

June 22, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Ann Kissinger Bartle May, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, and later earned two masters degrees from the University of Delaware, School of Education. She began her career as a home economics teacher at Easton Junior-Senior High...
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David Joel Gruner

March 9, 1938 - September 7, 2017

David Joel Gruner age 79, died on the 7th of September 2017 at home in Newark, Delaware. Born in Santa Monica, California. He was the son of the late Lawrence Herman Gruner and Emma Helene Ladewig. He is survived/processed by his wife Patricia Knotts Gruner, and sons Timothy David Gruner and Troy Joel Gruner. He was preceded in death by his brother: Lawrence Gruner Jr., and sisters Evelyn...
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Matthew John Dickerson

January 26, 1959 - September 5, 2017

Matthew John Dickerson of Newark, DE, age 58, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1959 in Elkton, MD to Marietta (Garrett) Dickerson and the late Burton R. Dickerson, Sr. Matthew graduated Newark High School with the class of 1978. He was a manager of an auto repair facility and later went on to be the manager of an auto body facility. Matthew enjoyed playing...
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Jacklyn Ashley Harmon

November 12, 1987 - September 4, 2017

Jacklyn "Jacky" Ashley Harmon of North East, MD, age 29, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 12, 1987 to George E. Harmon and Deborah S. (Reachard) Habres. Jacky graduated from North East High School in 2006. She loved camping and spending time with her family. Jacky's greatest joy was watching her daughters grow. Jacky is survived by her...
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Isabelle E. Nazelrod

March 24, 1943 - September 3, 2017

Isabelle E. Nazelrod, age 74, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born on March 24, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, Isabelle was the daughter of the late Onas W. Jansen, Sr. and the late Isabelle E. Jansen. Isabelle was an animal lover. It did not matter what type of animal, she adored them all and was known to feed the wild birds and squirrels. She was a simple woman...
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Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

September 8, 1931 - September 3, 2017

Kenneth Franklin Dollenger of Rising Sun passed away on September 3, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. He was born on September 8, 1931, on Clinton Street in Baltimore Maryland to the late Adolph Frederick Dollenger and Elsie Mae Dollenger (Cappeller). The family moved from Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania to Rising Sun in his senior year of high school in 1949. He was a loving son, brother,...
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Andrew "Andy" Ferguson

December 19, 1991 - September 2, 2017

Andrew James Ferguson, age 25, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born December 19, 1991 in Elkton, MD, Andy was the son of Vernon A. Ferguson, Jr. and Deborah Jean (Kirk) Jadwin. Andy was a kindhearted young man with a laidback outlook on life. He was passionate about skateboarding and music and never went anywhere without his headphones. He also...
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Charles "Joe" Schertz

December 24, 1936 - August 29, 2017

Charles Joseph "Joe" Schertz, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Southern Chester County Medical Center in Jennersville, PA. He was born on December 24, 1936 in West Des Moines, IA to the late Marion Earl and Florence Lucile (Baker) Schertz. Joe attended and graduated from the University of Iowa, earning a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served...
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