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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

Peter J. Larentowicz

August 6, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Peter J. Larentowicz of Chesapeake City, MD, age 92, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 1925 to the late John Larentowicz and Cecelia (Pawlowski) Larentowicz. Peter is survived by his son, Michael Larentowicz of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and his daughter, Theresa Larentowicz of Drexel Hill, PA as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A Mass...
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Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall

August 21, 2017

Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall, age 101, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, August 21st at Millcroft Nursing Care. Jennie was born in Philadelphia on January 7, 1916, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Klukiewicz. She was predeceased by her four siblings, Laura Nixon, Helen Burton, Stella Lewis and Alex Klukiewicz. Jennie spent her early childhood in...
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Dixie M. Grove

September 22, 1924 - August 20, 2017

Dixie Grove, age 92 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born September 22, 1924 in Kimper, KY, Dixie was the daughter of the late Amos May and the late Wanie (Ellis) Allen. Dixie is survived by her daughter Dorris Jean Webb and her husband, Irvin; two grandchildren: Amos Webb and Josh Webb and his wife, Paula; and seven great grandchildren. Including her parents, Dixie was...
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Donna D. Long

April 15, 1953 - August 16, 2017

Donna D. Long, age 64, of Conowingo, MD, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was born in Miami, FL on April 15, 1953 to the late John Yowell and Etta (Cox) Yowell. Donna is survived by her son, Harley Russell Long, Jr.; four grandchildren: Kelsey, Julie, Jessica and Jacob; great-grandson, Joshua; and former daughter-in-law, Leslie Long. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in...
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Susan P. Shaffer

July 28, 1953 - August 16, 2017

Susan P. Shaffer, age 64 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born on July 28, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Peck and Mary E. (Clancy) Peck. Susan was a very active and outgoing person. In her early years, she participated in sports such as basketball and cheerleading and had the privilege of...
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Alan H. Ferguson

September 17, 1937 - August 15, 2017

Alan H. Ferguson, 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. He was born September 17, 1937 in Holyoke, MA to the late Howard and Nita Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson retired after 32 years as an engineer for DuPont. He was also in the Coast Guard Reserve for 16 years. Alan enjoyed working with numbers, traveling and round dancing. Alan is survived by his wife, Virginia Ferguson...
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Patrick Todd Griffin

June 10, 1983 - August 14, 2017

Patrick Todd Griffin, 34, of York, PA passed away on August 14, 2017. Todd was born on June 10, 1983. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Corinne Litzenberg Schultheis and stepfather, Dale, a sister, Natalie Masinick and brother in law, Kevin, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A loving and devoted son and brother, Todd attended Elk Neck Elementary School where he met many lifelong friends...
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Andrew "Pops" Abel

December 26, 1954 - August 13, 2017

Andrew N. Abel, "Pops", age 62, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Born December 26, 1954 in Baltimore, MD, Pops was the son of the late Arnold T. "Ted" Abel, Sr. and late Marie Kathrine (Bielenberg) Abel. Pops is survived by his son, Adam Michael Abel and his wife, Tammy of North East, MD; daughter, Allisha Kristen Ebersole and her husband, Jake of Red Lion, PA; brothers:...
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Ceaser Gabriel Flores

March 17, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Ceaser Gabriel Flores of Elkton, MD, age 5 months, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. He was born on March 17, 2017 in Elkton, MD to Juan Flores and Patricia Milliner. In addition to his parents, Ceaser is survived by his maternal grandmother, Jacqueline Milliner; paternal grandparents: Bertha Morales and Pascual Flores; maternal great-grandparents: Patsy Frady and her husband, Larry and...
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Kevin Edward Barr

February 19, 1967 - August 9, 2017

Kevin Edward Barr, age 50, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 19, 1967 in Baltimore, MD, Kevin was the son of the late Edward and Barbara Barr. Kevin loved being in the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, camping, hiking, mountain climbing, and bicycling. His love for the outdoors is what called him to be a...
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June J. Vande Poele

June 18, 1933 - August 6, 2017

June Jarrell Vande Poele, age 84, of Hockessin, DE (formerly of Newark, DE and Fenwick Island, DE) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Born June 18, 1933 in Wilmington, DE, June was the daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Saye) Jarrell. June was a 1951 graduate of P.S. Dupont High School. She continued on to attend Goldey Beacom College where she obtained her degree in...
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Pearl Louise Hagedorn

January 1, 1922 - August 6, 2017

Pearl Louise Hagedorn of Elkton, MD died peacefully August 6, 2017 at the age of 95. She is survived by two sons; Ronald L. Biggs, his wife Mae, of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Gary Biggs, his wife Carol, of Chesapeake City, MD; granddaughter, Cindy Foster and her son, Robert, who took special care of her in her later years. Pearl is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great...
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Violet Rose Davis

September 18, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Violet Rose Davis, age 54, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brave battle with cancer on August 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Davis; daughter, Amanda Beaudean and her spouse, Anthony; son, Robert Davis, Jr.; three grandchildren: Daman Davis, and Aliyah and Julian Beaudean; sister, Betty Jones and her spouse, Clyde; and her brother, Foster Masker. A celebration of life...
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Phyllis Lucas Gardner

March 30, 1922 - August 3, 2017

Phyllis Lucas Gardner of West Grove, PA, age 95, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was born on March 30, 1922 in Covington, VA to the late William Lee Lucas and Maggie (Gwin) Lucas. Phyllis was a long time member of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church and she was strong in her faith. Phyllis enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, traveling and loved taking walks. Her most cherished...
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Traci Ann Overstreet

April 14, 1979 - August 1, 2017

Traci Ann Overstreet, 38, of Perryville, MD passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017. She was born on April 14, 1979 in Havre de Grace to Robert Strawbridge and Judy Ann (Powers) Strawbridge. Traci graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1997 where she played Field Hockey and held many records. She also attended Harford Community College. Traci continued playing in various field hockey adult...
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Donna Jean Wells, "DJ"

February 25, 1973 - July 30, 2017

Donna Jean Wells, "DJ" age 44 of Elkton, MD passed away on July 30, 2017. She was born on February 25, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Wilfred E. Young and Donna Rae (McCormick) Young. Services for DJ will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Marguerite D. Baker

March 31, 1954 - July 29, 2017

Marguerite D. Baker, age 63, died at home after having a significant stroke a few months before. Marge, also known as Karen to some, grew up in W. Paterson, New Jersey with her adopted family. She loved helping people, anyone and everyone, but particularly those in need. For many years she led the Brandywine Social Club. The members loved Marge's style and they all became fast friends. Later,...
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Patricia A. Alexander

August 31, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Patricia A. Alexander of Rising Sun, MD, age 87, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 31, 1929 in Lancaster, PA to the late Robert J. Williams and Anna C. (Barr) Williams. Pat worked for Dr. Taylor for thirty three years. Not only did she work for the Taylor's, but she became a part of their family as they became a part of hers. She was...
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Annie Marie Hogue

September 11, 1921 - July 28, 2017

Annie Marie Hogue of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1921 in Patchogue, NY to the late William Henry Briscoe and Maggie Woods. Annie loved to read and crochet. She would often enter write in contests, and win. Annie loved dogs of all shapes and sizes and rescued many throughout the years. She enjoyed collecting cookie jars and teapots....
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Deborah Mae Tucker

November 2, 1952 - July 27, 2017

Deborah Mae Tucker, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born November 2, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD to Catherine (Krick) VanHoy and the late Lanis VanHoy. She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Sue Douglass-Hallmark, and her husband, Shane of Saltillo, MS; Ann Marie Tucker and her companion David, of Newark, DE; mother, Catherine (Krick) VanHoy;...
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Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr.

August 25, 1943 - July 24, 2017

Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr., age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE, on August 25, 1943 to the late Charles Henry and Muriel Zelma Gifford VanVechten. Paul worked 33 years on the assembly lines at the Newark Chrysler Plant, from which he retired. He served his country in the Army both active and inactive duty, as well as the...
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Mary L. Zagar

August 22, 1936 - July 24, 2017

Mary L. Zagar, of Newark, Delaware, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born on August 22, 1936 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, to the late Clarence J. Wendel and Mary L. (Brentari) Wendel. Mary was a 1957 graduate of the Geisinger Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, Pennsylvania. She was a registered nurse for 60 years. She worked at the...
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Erin Marie Campbell

November 9, 1967 - July 23, 2017

Erin Marie Campbell, 49, of Melbourne, FL passed away on July 23, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1967 in Baltimore, MD. Erin took great pleasure in scrapbooking and crafting on her cricut machine, especially creating memorabilia for her family and friends who she loved deeply. Erin also enjoyed cruising though the Caribbean. Erin is survived by her spouse, Brian Campbell of Melbourne, FL;...
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Carolyn Sue Gravenor

May 17, 1943 - July 23, 2017

Carolyn Sue Nowland-Gravenor, born May 17, 1943, went to be home with the Lord on July 23, 2017. Carolyn's entire life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn is survived by her five daughters and their families: daughter, Traci Garcia and Miguel Garcia of North East, MD and their children: Brandi Nowland, Mylia Rivera, Angel, Marisol, Jordan, Jayden,...
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Jean Whaling Ragan

October 10, 1947 - July 23, 2017

Jean Whaling Ragan, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1947 to the late Frederick Whaling, II and Olivia (Humbert) Whaling. Jean enjoyed planting flowers and feeding the birds. She was very active in the community. Jean was a very loving and caring person who found her greatest joy in taking care of her family, friends and many others. ...
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Jean Hillman Jessup

August 26, 1928 - July 21, 2017

Jean Hillman Jessup, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017. Born August 26, 1928 in Dunkirk, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Hillman. Deeply devoted to her faith, Jean taught Sunday school for many years and was active in several church choirs both in New York and in Delaware. Upon moving to Delaware, Jean became a member of St. James...
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Doff Delmer Wagner

July 26, 1934 - July 20, 2017

Doff Delmer Wagner, age 82, of Warwick, MD passed away peacefully Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born July 26, 1934 in Eccles, WV, Doff was the son of the late Kyle Wagner and Grace Tomlinson Wagner Butler. A service will be held in Doff's honor at 11am Friday, July 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.
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Charles J. Parker

September 11, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Charles J. Parker, 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 11, 1928 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Welcome S. and Katherine (Weckerman) Parker. Charles was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving from 1946-1949 in Japan, where he received a Purple Heart. After his service, he went to work for Great...
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Irene Anna Lanahan

June 22, 1936 - July 19, 2017

Irene Anna Lanahan, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 after battling a serious illness. Born in Swarthmore, Pa. on June 22, 1936 to the late Ambrose and Helen (Hehn) Wilson. Irene was a graduate of Springfield High School. After high school she worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance. In November of 1957 she married Joseph W. Lanahan and started a family...
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Walter Steve Sexton, Jr.

March 10, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Walter Steve Sexton, Jr. age 79 of Elkton, MD passed away on July 19, 2017. He was born on March 10, 1938 in West Bradford, PA to the late Walter Steve Sexton, Sr. and Jincy Emma (Vaught) Sexton. Walter worked for Chrysler as a repairman for 32 ½ years. He was a union member of UAW and enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. Walter loved to go hunting and fishing, but he was happiest with...
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Elizabeth Annie Ayars "Betty"

April 24, 1926 - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Annie Ayars of Wilmington, DE, age 91, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born on April 24, 1926 in Newark, DE to the late Clifford J. Ayars and Mattie Peters (Guthrie) Ayars. Betty enjoyed taking photographs with her Kodak Brownie camera. As a teen, Betty was active in the Methodist youth group, putting on plays with her contemporaries. She loved reading, writing...
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Glen Taylor Rosado

January 11, 1956 - July 18, 2017

Glen Taylor Rosado, "Pops", age 61, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born January 11, 1956 in Wilmington, DE, Glen was the son of Emily J. (Taylor) Rosado and the late Luis A. Rosado. Glen dedicated twenty-six years to Dow Chemical in Newark, Delaware where he worked as a chemical operator. He loved the beach, especially Fenwick Island, where he spent many cherished days with...
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Aubrey Preston Ward, Jr.

September 25, 1942 - July 15, 2017

Aubrey Preston Ward, Jr., the beloved of Patricia Crowe Ward, died at home as they had wished July 15, 2017 Columbia, Maryland. Born in Richmond, Virginia, September 25, 1942, the elder son of Aubrey Preston Ward and Vernelle Minson Ward, he is also survived by his younger brother, James Edward Ward, and his wife, Karen; a niece, two nephews, two grand nieces, and three grandnephews. Aubrey...
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Doris (Weiss) Herr

April 5, 1930 - July 15, 2017

Doris W. Herr of Middletown, DE, age 87, passed away Saturday July 15, 2017. She was born in West Grove, PA on April 5, 1930 to the late Ray Vernon Weiss and Sally Lou (Shepherd) Weiss. Doris is survived by her son, John R. Sweetman and his wife, Dee of Middletown, DE; three daughters: Lona L. Meadows and her husband, Jimmy of Hagerstown, MD, Stella L. Haines and her husband, John of...
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Robert F Newton

July 4, 1936 - July 14, 2017

Robert F. Newton of Elkton, MD, age 81, went to his eternal home Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in Elba, AL on July 4, 1936 to the late William F. Newton and Mary June (McDowell) Newton. Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rebecca "Sherlene" Newton; two sons: Robert F. Newton, Jr. and his wife, Christy of Prattville, AL and Len Gregory Newton and his wife, Holly of Elba, AL;...
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Susan E Garrett

August 29, 1927 - July 13, 2017

Susan E. Garrett, age 89, of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1927 in Cornelia, GA to the late William Jasper Hunter and Nora Susan (Burrell) Hunter. Susan worked for the DuPont Company of Wilmington, DE. She was a good Christian and was passionate about her relationship with the Lord. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded...
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Timothy "Timmy" Brooks

February 21, 1959 - July 10, 2017

Timothy N. "Timmy" Brooks, age 58, of Colora, MD, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born on February 21, 1959 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late William Harley and Jewel Keys Brooks. Timmy was a commercial truck driver, working for several companies including Ryder, and delivering materials for Quikrete. Always willing to lend a hand, he was an active volunteer, serving with the VFW...
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Edward C. Collins

January 16, 1940 - July 9, 2017

Edward C. Collins, age 77, of Bear, DE died July 9, 2017. He was born January 16, 1940 in Surry County, North Carolina to the late Victor Arnold Collins and Alpha Mae Collins. Edward was an owner and operator of several restaurants throughout his career. His most recent was the Post House, located in Nottingham, PA. Edward was also a member of the Lions Club in Rising Sun. Edward is...
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Barbara Fooks Redden

October 22, 1930 - July 9, 2017

Barbara Fooks Redden, 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born on October 22, 1930 in Lewes, DE, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Carleton and Corinne (Goodwin) Fooks. Barbara was an active member of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church as well as the DAR. She volunteered for several organizations that helped those in need, including as a literacy advocate, teachers...
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Joseph Edward Johnson

September 8, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Joseph Edward Johnson, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on September 8, 1935 to the late Joseph and Ruth Johnson. Being a lifetime member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, MD, Edward lived and breathed for the fire company and could often be found driving both ambulances and fire trucks. He played softball for many years...
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Charles P. Frantz

June 23, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Charles Paul (Chuck) Frantz, born 6/23/22 in Norristown, PA, son of Horace H. Frantz and Marian Smith Frantz. Graduate of Norristown High School, PA; attended two years at the Conservatory of Music, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA; graduate of US Navy School of Music, Washington, DC; A.A. in Music, San Diego Junior College, CA; and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown State...
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Samantha S Marziano

September 3, 1996 - June 30, 2017

Samantha S. Marziano, age 20, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on September 3, 1996 to Michael Szilagyi and Emily Marziano. Samantha graduated from Elkton High School in 2014 and went on to attend Cecil College. She worked at the North Bay Adventure Camp and most recently worked at WaWa in Elkton, at Route 40 and Landing Lane. Samantha was a huge fan of Harry...
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Heidi Ann Lane

February 5, 1975 - June 27, 2017

Heidi Ann Lane, 42, of Conowingo, MD passed away on June 27, 2017. Born on February 5, 1975 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of David Lane and the late Anna Lane. Heidi was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, VT, class of 1994, where she played field hockey and softball. She went on to attend Castleton State College in Castleton, VT, graduating with an Associate...
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Robert B. Banks, Jr.

April 25, 1951 - June 27, 2017

Robert B. Banks, Jr., age 66 of Middletown, DE passed away on June 27, 2017. He was born on April 25, 1951 in Elkton, MD to Mary A. Banks and the late Robert B. Banks, Sr. Robert graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1969. In his early years, he worked at Shaffer's in Chesapeake City, MD from 1965-1969. He was later employed by Eastern Shore Concrete Pipe Company as a welder and foreman...
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Sara Lucy Slader

October 6, 1947 - June 24, 2017

Sara Lucy Slader, age 69, of Wilmington, DE went home to her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Born October 6, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Sara was the daughter of the late Gregory and Lucy (Poland) Slader. She is survived by her three children: Amanda Herbener and her fiancé, Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Herbener and Brad Slader and his wife, Jill. She is also survived by her four...
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Judith Ann Lanigan

April 26, 1951 - June 24, 2017

Judith (Judy) Ann (Speers) Lanigan a retired nurse, devoted mother and grandmother, went home to meet our Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after battling colon cancer for the last nine months. Judy began her career as a nurse at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and went on to care and serve in hospitals, doctor offices and nursing homes in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil...
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Louise Laws Press

August 3, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Louise Laws Press, 93, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born on August 3, 1923 in Glasgow, DE, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Flora (Rickards) Laws. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, William L. "Bill" Press; brothers: Edward J. Laws, James C. Laws, and Raymond C. Laws; and her nephew, Kenneth Laws. Louise is...
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Ruth Ann Cox

January 19, 1952 - June 20, 2017

Ruth Ann Cox, age 65 of Darlington, MD passed away on June 20, 2017. She was born on January 19, 1952 in Wilmington, DE, the adopted daughter of the late George Olden Billings and Hilda Ruth (Cregger) Billings. The birth daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, Bel Air, MD. After high school, Ruth worked in management retail. She was a proud member of the Darlington Fire Company and Darlington...
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Richard Funk

May 1, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Funk, 80, of West Grove, PA, completed his tour of Life on June 19, 2017. Born on May 1, 1937, in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of the late John C. and Helen (Toot) Funk. Dick departed the way he did most things: briskly, quietly, and efficiently. Hastily, some might say. In addition to serving as an officer in the US Navy, Dick spent most of his career in the field of...
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Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli

February 19, 1959 - June 19, 2017

Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli, age 58, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born February 19, 1959 in Elkton, MD, Dee was the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Campbell) Denney. Almost graduating in 1977, Dee's pride-and-joy and her one true love, Henry her son, came into her life. A devoted single mother, she was all too familiar with the hardships of...
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Lillie E England

October 11, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Lillie E. England of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 11, 1923 to the late Paul England and Florence (Crothers) England. Lillie worked for 8 years for Aetna Property Casualty Insurance Company. She went on to work for 35 years for the DuPont Company, from 1950 to 1985, before retiring from the engineering department. Lillie was a...
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David R Rowan

August 26, 1932 - June 18, 2017

David R. Rowan of Glen Mills, PA, age 84, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 26, 1932 to the late William Rowan and Elizabeth (Jackson) Rowan. David bravely served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. David went on to work for over 30 years for the Bell Telephone Company. David is survived by his brother, George Rowan and his...
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Connor James Black

February 28, 1993 - June 17, 2017

Connor James Black, age 24 of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born February 28, 1993 to Kenneth and Cheryl L. (Murray) Black in Newark, DE. Connor was a Warehouse Associate at the Herr's plant in Nottingham, PA. He was a Life Scout where he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Connor was devoted to his family, and especially loved spending time with his nieces and...
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Elizabeth Ann Myers

September 27, 1950 - June 12, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Myers, "Ann", age 66 of Elkton, MD ended her 15 year battle with cancer on June 12, 2017. She was born on September 27, 1950 in Elkton, MD to the late Mitchell Poore and Elizabeth S. (Reed) Poore. Ann graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1968. She was enjoying the retired life after working as an office worker in a medical office. In her spare time, she enjoyed working...
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Estelle Ward Badger

February 13, 1927 - June 11, 2017

Estelle W. Badger, age 90 of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on June 11, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Tull Ward and Bertha Henrietta (Gerland) Ward. Estelle was a very proud graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, MD. After graduation, she put her expert typing, short-hand, and transcription skills to good work as a legal secretary, a profession...
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Cindy C. Sevy

August 9, 1960 - June 8, 2017

Cindy C. Sevy, age 56 of Bear, DE passed away on June 8, 2017. She was born on August 9, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to Richard R. Copley and Betsy B. (Browning) Copley. Cindy had many jobs throughout her life including: a Dental Assistant, DuPont Experimental Station in DE, DuPont Haskell Stine Research in DE, and Delaware City Refinery. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, crabbing,...
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Robert Franklin Geesaman

October 19, 1924 - June 7, 2017

Robert Franklin Geesaman, age 92, of Newark, DE died on June 7, 2017. He was born in Rouzerville, Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 1924 and moved to Newark, Delaware at the age of 3 with his parents to his grandfather's farm (now Chestnut Hill Estates). He attended elementary school in a one room school house in Ogletown, DE. Bob graduated from Newark High School in 1943 and was immediately drafted into...
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James Edward Powell, Jr.

August 19, 1943 - June 6, 2017

James Edward Powell, Jr. (Jim), 73 of Rising Sun, Maryland died at home on June 6, 2017. Jim was born August 19, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas where his father was stationed during WWII. The majority of childhood was spent in Milledgeville, Georgia with his parents, the late James E. Powell, Sr. and the late Georgina (Rabb) Powell and sister. Childhood was enhanced by playing the trombone, acting...
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Vernell Elizabeth Robinette

November 20, 1930 - June 6, 2017

Vernell Elizabeth Robinette, age 86 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 6, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1930 in Banner, VA to the late Monroe McClellan and Ida (Ringley) McClellan. Vernell enjoyed being outdoors, but she loved being a mom. Family was the most important thing to her. Vernell is survived by her daughters: Ann Evans and her husband Wayne and Janette Zangrilli; son,...
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Iva Anne Ham

February 4, 1938 - June 6, 2017

Iva Anne Ham of Rising Sun, MD, age 79, passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2017. She was born February 4, 1938. Iva started teaching Sunday school at West Nottingham Presbyterian. She later became a member of Janes United Methodist Church where she continued to actively teach Sunday school. Iva and her husband, Earl, hosted sailors stationed at Bainbridge. She held many jobs throughout her years,...
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Duane Michael Belcher

March 24, 1982 - June 5, 2017

Duane Michael Belcher-Esposito, 35, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017 due to an unforeseen medical condition (Acute Coronary Syndrome). Born on March 24, 1982 in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of Mary L. and Frank Esposito. Duane served his country honorably from 2005 to 2009 in the United States Marine Corps and was also part of the Marine Expeditionary Force...
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Edward F. Anthony

January 8, 1938 - June 5, 2017

Edward Fowler Anthony, age 79, of North East, MD passed away peacefully at his home Monday, June 5, 2017. Born January 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD, Edward was the son of the late James C. Anthony and the late Amelia Castelow Stanley. Mr. Anthony was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 126, of Collegeville, PA. He loved spending time with his family and making runs and...
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Joshua Scott Brown

August 6, 1979 - June 5, 2017

Joshua Scott Brown, 37, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. Born on August 6, 1979 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Carol Buckland and the late Clifford Scott Brown. Joshua had a larger than life personality. He greatly enjoyed being outdoors in nature, especially if he was near the water. Joshua was passionate about fishing, participating in both surf fishing and fresh...
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Donald C. McKenney

August 31, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Donald C. McKenney also known as (Mac) age 82 of Pike Creek passed on peacefully to his eternal home with his daughter Penny and son Stephen lovingly by his side. Donald was married to his wife Hilda for 56&1/2 years. He was born in North East, MD on August 31, 1934 to the late Raymond T. McKenney and Fannie L. (Hopkins) McKenney. Donald worked for twenty-three years as a stockman for General...
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Joseph Edward Rynarzewski

July 14, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Joe Rynarzewski of Newark, DE, age 84, died June 4, 2017. He was born, the youngest of six siblings in Baltimore, MD, to the late Andrew Rynarzewski and Mary (Gacek) Rynarzewski. After High School, he served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer Meredith. He was honorably discharged in 1954. In 1955 he met the love of his life, Laura Catherine Mooney and they were married in 1957. That same year...
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Jessie Evelyn McMullen

March 26, 1946 - June 4, 2017

Jessie "Evelyn" McMullen of Port Deposit, MD, age 71, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born in Rome, GA on March 26, 1946 and named for her parents, the late Jesse Leroy Digsby and Samantha Evelyn (Tyree) Digsby. Evelyn worked for the Perry Point Federal Credit Union for 15 years. She also served as a reserve officer for the Department of Natural Resources. Evelyn enjoyed doing...
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Richard Lee Taylor, Jr.

August 21, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Richard Lee Taylor, Jr. age 79 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 2, 2017. He was born on August 21, 1937 in Salisbury, MD to the late Richard Lee Taylor, Sr. and Tillie (Church) Taylor. Richard was a graduate of Wicomico High School and Salisbury College in Salisbury, MD. He obtained his Master's Degree from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He continued his education and took...
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Robert L. Grubb, Sr.

August 25, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Robert L. Grubb, Sr. age 88 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 1, 2017. He was born on August 25, 1928 in Bristol, TN to the late Henry Grubb and Loana (Price) Grubb. Robert was an iron worker and worked at Chrysler, Getty Oil, and various construction sites. He loved fishing and vacationing in Tennessee. Robert enjoyed listening to Blue Grass and played music at Sunset Park. He especially...
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Sonia W Everett

September 6, 1941 - May 29, 2017

Sonia W. Everett of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 6, 1941 to the late Alexander T. Wavrinevich, Sr. and Tessie (Siemienski) Wavrinevich. Sonia enjoyed cooking, fishing and hunting deer and water fowl. She especially loved working with her husband, Roger to breed and train hunting Labrador Retrievers. Sonia is survived by...
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Teresa Mae Morgan Owens

May 12, 1954 - May 24, 2017

Teresa Mae Morgan Owens, age 63, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD, after a long struggle with cancer. An active volunteer at the Elkton Senior Center, Teresa loved making connections with people and putting smiles on their faces, and always strived to leave the world a better place than she found it. She loved teaching...
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Ercell L. Million

May 14, 1932 - May 19, 2017

Ercell L. Million, age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 19, 2017. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Clark, MO to the late Carl W. Asbury and Zula M. (White) Asbury. Ercell retired from C&P Telephone as a Telephone Operator after 27 years. As a wife of a career military husband, Ercell travelled throughout the world. She loved gardening and tending to her flower beds and enjoyed listening...
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Anna Guilbault Lane

April 21, 1949 - May 17, 2017

Anna Guilbault Lane, age 68, formerly of Vernon, VT passed away May 17, 2017. She was born April 21, 1949 to the late Louis and Jeannette Guilbault. Graduating from BUHS class of 1967, Anna loved skiing, traveling, and reading. She was a dedicated employee of Smucker Quality Beverages in Have De Grace Md. for the past 23 years, Previously working at Famolare in Brattleboro. Anna was a hard...
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Georgianna Shinn Braithwaite

April 28, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Georgianna B. Braithwaite (nee Shinn), age 75 of Levittown, NY passed away on May 16, 2017. She was born on April 28, 1942 in Salem, NJ to the late Albert and Irene Shinn. Georgianna is survived by her sons: Michael Braithwaite of Long Island, NY and Kevin Braithwaite and his wife, Laura of Long Island, NY; sister, Irene Shinn Rice of Newark, DE; and five grandchildren: Michael, John, Ryan,...
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Joe Lenerman Bare

October 4, 1931 - May 16, 2017

Joe Lenerman Bare of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on October 4, 1931 in Glendale Springs, NC to the late Everett Bare and Lessie (Seaver) Bare. Joe worked for 31 years for GM before retiring in 1983. He later worked in maintenance for Nottingham Towers for 10 years. Joe went on to work at Elk Neck State Park for over 10 years. He was a member of the...
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Mabel Reed Park

August 23, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Mabel R. Park of Elkton, MD, formerly of Clarksburg, MD, age 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, DE on August 23, 1932 to the late Robert F. Reed and Mabel (Alexander) Reed. Mabel was a loving matriarch of the family. She was an incredible care giver and was like a mother and grandmother to all. Mabel enjoyed traveling, camping and gardening and was...
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Whitmell G. Summers, Jr.

August 20, 1925 - May 11, 2017

Whitmell G. Summers, Jr., age 91, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born August 20, 1925, Whit was the son of the late Whitmell Gayle Summers, Sr. and Pearl Eleanor (Lennon) Summers. Whit was a member of the Lions Club of Tappahannock, VA and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hatteras Island, NC where he was a past president. Whit was a proud veteran who served in...
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James Otis Monger, "Jim"

April 5, 1931 - May 11, 2017

James Otis Monger, "Jim", age 86 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Otis Richard Monger and Ethel (Hanna) Monger. Jim graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1948. He then played for the Boston Braves in 1949 for a short period of time. He worked for Canteen Company from 1950-1951....
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Virginia Joan Blair

March 28, 1948 - May 8, 2017

Virginia Joan Blair, age 69, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1948 in Athens, GA to the late Frank B. Collins and Virginia Mae (Carter) Collins. Joan was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she enjoyed the fellowship of her church family. She loved all animals, large and small, but her Maltese dogs held a special place in her...
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Esther Jean Hartman

October 24, 1940 - May 7, 2017

Esther Jean Hartman, age 76, of Earleville, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by family the morning of May 7, 2017. She was born in Georges Township, Pennsylvania to the late Leo Lewis and Delilah Lewis. Esther worked for both Cecilton Elementary and Georgia Gulf as a secretary. She was also known as a seamstress by her family. However her number one job was simply being a loving mother,...
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Barbara Kent Bruce

October 14, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Barbara Kent Bruce, age 69, of Conowingo, MD passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born on October 14, 1947 to the late Florence Ilene (Firestein) Kent. Barbara worked hard to run the make a wish campaign through her employer and was able to increase the donation from her law firm every year. She loved to read and working with her hands doing crafting and needle point, including cross...
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David Michael Brooks

September 6, 1961 - May 5, 2017

David Brooks, age 55, of Baltimore, MD passed away Friday, May 05, 2017. He was born on September 6, 1961 in Baltimore, MD to Ethel Marian (Jackson) Brooks and the late William Head Brooks. David enjoyed spending his time building models, working with computers, playing computer games and spending time with his beloved cat, Pokey. David is survived by his mother, Marian Brooks of Conowingo,...
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Lonnie L Jensen

December 1, 1947 - May 4, 2017

Lonnie Jensen, age 69, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly due to natural causes on the morning of May 4th, 2017 in his home/workshop. He was born on December 1, 1947 in Harlen, Iowa to the late Leona Jensen (Larson) and the late Oliver Jensen. Lonnie opened Jensen's Furniture Workroom in Rising Sun, MD in 1993 to provide the community with furniture upholstery services. When he wasn't...
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William Stuart Durfey

November 4, 1925 - May 4, 2017

William Stuart Durfey, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born on November, 4, 1925 in Odessa, NY to the late Stuart Hamilton Durfey and Bessie Esther (Smith) Durfey. William was a custodian with the Odessa, NY school system. He also worked as a farmer. William wrote poetry, enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He also enjoyed spending time at the Cecil...
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Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr.

November 7, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr. "Gene", age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born on November 7, 1936 in Dexter, Ohio to the late, Harold A. Gotschall and Betty (Miller) Mendenhall. Gene worked in construction excavation as a machine operator running backhoes and excavators. In his spare time, he collected die cast metal cars, and enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling on the...
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Kara J. Wilkins

April 25, 1977 - April 30, 2017

Kara J. Wilkins, age 40 of Oxford, PA passed away suddenly on April 30th, 2017 due to a tragic accident. She was born on April 25th, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA to Colin P. Wilkins and the late Maria Y. Wilkins (Kendros). Kara graduated from Oxford Area High School in 1995. She started a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was currently attending Lancaster County Career and Technology...
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Linda A. Hunt

December 13, 1951 - April 28, 2017

Linda A. Hunt, age 65, of Wilmington, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 28, 2017 after fiercely and courageously fighting her battle with cancer. Linda was born to Vincent L. and Jean (Reno) DiLeonardo on December 13, 1951. After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School in 1969, she had a number of clerical positions in Wilmington before landing a job at...
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Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr.

October 16, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr., age 89, went home to be with our Lord at 7:55 p.m. on April 27, 2017. Born on October 16, 1927 in Conowingo, MD, he was the son of the late, James and Gracie Coulter. Henry served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He lived most of his life in Rising Sun, MD and worked as a geodetic technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground until he retired...
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Mary Lou Benjamin

March 29, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Mary Lou Benjamin, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 27, 2017. Mary Lou was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 1940 to the late Wilson N. Brown and Louise E. Brown. Mary Lou worked for 23 years as the clerk treasurer for the Town of Rising Sun. She traveled all around the country square dancing and enjoyed scrapbooking. Ed and Mary Lou volunteered as camp hosts for Hungry...
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Roland Kenneth Dunaway "Kenney"

May 25, 1952 - April 26, 2017

Roland Kenneth "Kenny" Dunaway, 64, of Elkton, MD passed away at his home on April 26, 2017. Born on May 25, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Roland and Lillian Dunaway. Kenny was a motorcycle and sports car enthusiast and took a special liking to Harley Davidsons. He also loved music and playing his guitar. Fitness was important to Kenny; he would regularly lift weights and...
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Stephen L. Delmotte

July 11, 1954 - April 26, 2017

Stephen L. Delmotte, "Steve", age 62 of Bear, DE passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Roland C. Delmotte and Beverly C. (Suback) Delmotte. Steve attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his bachelor of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Steve worked as a nuclear engineer in the power...
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John G. Lum, "Jack"

December 29, 1936 - April 25, 2017

John G. Lum, "Jack", age 80, a lifetime resident of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 due to complications following heart surgery. Jack was born on December 29, 1936 to Melvin and Mary Evelyn Kirkpatrick Lum. He enjoyed playing sports as a young man and after finishing school he served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Upon returning to...
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Melissa Lynn Poarch

December 12, 1976 - April 24, 2017

Melissa Lynn Poarch, formerly of North East, MD passed away April 24, 2017. She was born December 12, 1976 to Dana Poarch and Janet Poarch. Melissa really enjoyed dancing and ballet as a child. After graduating from high school, Melissa pursued a career in beauty. She enjoyed her work as a beautician where she became a talented hair stylist. Melissa had a big heart and was a kind person. ...
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Providenza Prudie Hansen

October 13, 1927 - April 24, 2017

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

April 15, 1927 - April 24, 2017

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

July 8, 1980 - April 24, 2017

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

December 14, 1941 - April 21, 2017

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

April 13, 1957 - April 19, 2017

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

January 8, 1958 - April 18, 2017

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

August 7, 1963 - April 18, 2017

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

April 16, 1942 - April 18, 2017

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