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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

Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook

March 27, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook, age 87, of Oxford, PA passed away on March 22, 2020. She was born on March 27, 1932 in New Garden, PA to the late Guy McMillan and Frances Irene Collier (Davis). Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandra H. Fletcher of Winchester, VA; daughter, Patti H. Hall and her husband Richard of Rising Sun, MD; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great...
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Francis Franklin "Pudd" Jamison

December 7, 1934 - March 21, 2020

Francis "Pudd" Franklin Jamison of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Ernest C. Jamison and Hattie (Moore) Jamison. In addition to his parents, Pudd is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kay S. Jamison; brother, Ernest M. Jamison; and sister, Mary Janet Hoffheiser. Pudd was a service...
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Glenn Thomas Osborne

November 27, 1952 - March 20, 2020

Glenn Thomas Osborne, age 67, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was born on November 27, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Raymond and Ann Marie (Glenn) Osborne. Glenn was a very funny and lowkey type of person. He loved sitting on the porch, while he soaked up the sun. In his free time, he enjoyed walking along the C&D Canal, working out, playing guitar, and...
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Wayne Evans

December 19, 1940 - March 20, 2020

Wayne Evans of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Wayne was born on December 19, 1940 in Eccles, WV to the late Alton B. Evans and Thelma V. (Ballard) Evans. Wayne worked for American National Can as a die setter. He loved fishing and hunting deer, pheasant and squirrel. Wayne was a pocket watch collector especially old railroad ones. He loved attending flea markets,...
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Judith Murphy McFarland

November 15, 1946 - March 20, 2020

Judith Murphy (Aneda) McFarland of Clayton, DE, age 73, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Judith was born on November 15, 1946 in Stroudsburg, PA to the late Joseph Aneda and Jean (Murphy) Aneda. Judith was a very loving and outspoken woman, especially to support and care for her family with all her heart and sacrificed as much as she needed to ensure their happiness and success. She was...
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Thomas Wesley Husfelt, Sr.

October 23, 1943 - March 20, 2020

Thomas Wesley Husfelt Sr. of Chesapeake City, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Tommy was born on October 23, 1943 in Elkton, MD to the late Vernon Husfelt and Mary (Bailey) Gifford. Tommy loved watching sports, especially horse racing and his favorite teams: the Orioles, Ravens, and Phillies. He enjoyed sitting down and playing poker with his buddies. Tommy liked feeding the...
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Robert Bennett

December 18, 1941 - March 16, 2020

Robert "Bob" Bennett, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in 1941 in Washington DC to the late John Faber Bennett and Sophie Beale Bennett, he was the beloved husband of Joan, to whom he was married for 54 years, dear brother of John Bennett (Diana), proud father of Miriam Bennett (Jon Miller) and Aaron Bennett (Sarah Dunbar), and devoted...
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Joseph F. Straka

October 3, 1929 - March 14, 2020

Joseph F. Straka, age 90, of Southampton, PA, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Marguerite, PA to the late John and Anna (Mriglad) Straka. Joseph enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and served in Hawaii and Germany. He went on to earn a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Penn State. Joseph was a member of the American Legion...
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Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr.

May 9, 1932 - March 9, 2020

Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr. age 87, passed away on March 9, 2020. Paul was born on May 9, 1932 in Staten Island, New York to the late Helen (Baker) Hodgson and Paul M. Hodgson, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Joan Hayes Hodgson; second wife, Cecile Johnson; and sister, Mary Hodgson Rau. Paul is survived by wife, Elsie E. Gibson; sister Jeanne H. Lawson and his...
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James C. Boyd

December 27, 1946 - March 8, 2020

James C. Boyd of Chadds Ford, PA, age 73, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. Jim was born on December 27, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late Edgar Francis Boyd and Margaret Lillian (Mason) Boyd. He graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BA in English. Jim's thirty-eight-year career working as an editor in the academic publishing field included assignments in Santa Monica, CA...
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Heidi M. Pearthree

May 2, 1942 - March 8, 2020

Heidi M. Pearthree, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2020. She was born May 2, 1942 in Saarbrücken, Germany to the late Gunter and Elizabeth Graef (Herbst). Heidi M. Pearthree came to the United States in December of 1964. Heidi was a compassionate and kind soul with a warm heart. Some of her hobbies included, boating, gardening, bicycling, riding passenger on motorcycles and...
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Stephen Glenn Goetz, "Steve"

November 5, 1946 - March 8, 2020

Stephen Goetz, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020. Steve was born in New Albany, IN. He graduated from A.I. DuPont High School and the University of Delaware. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sarah (Bowlus) Goetz; his sister, Nancy Wickes; his nephew, Rush Wickes; and his sister-in-law, Mary Clare Bowlus. A memorial service will be held privately. Memorial...
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Corey Andrew Hammond

May 18, 1997 - March 7, 2020

Corey Andrew Hammond Corey Andrew Hammond, age 22 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on March 7, 2020. He was born on May 18, 1997 to Jeffrey Hammond and the late Kimberly Michelle Whiteman. Corey graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 2015. He was employed with Terumo Medical Corporation in Elkton, MD. Corey was a car enthusiast and was passionate about buying older cars, fixing,...
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Alberta Biggs

September 2, 1941 - March 1, 2020

Alberta Biggs, age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD died on March 1, 2020 after a very long illness. Mrs. Biggs had a wonderful life. She went many places and made numerous friends along the way. As her journey was coming to an end she was looking forward to getting her new glorified body in heaven. She would like to thank all of those who helped take care of her during her 4 year illness,...
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Iris Darlene Farris

May 17, 1945 - February 27, 2020

Iris Darlene Farris, age 74, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on May 17, 1945 to the late Herbert and Essie Able. Iris is survived by her seven children: Dean Farris, Wanda Bingham, Raymond Farris, Jr., Dolores Atwood, Millard Farris, Clifford Farris, and Steven Farris. A celebration of Iris' life will be held at 1pm on...
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Lois Jane Adams

June 19, 1928 - February 26, 2020

Lois Jane Adams of Newark, DE, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Lois was born on June 19, 1928 in Monessen, PA to the late Russell H. Dial and Emma Lois (Linn) Dial. Lois taught American History for Montrose High School and later English at Bel Air High School in Bel Air, MD. She also was a substitute teacher in the Montrose and Bel Air school districts. Lois later...
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Kenneth D. Thomas

June 15, 1950 - February 25, 2020

Kenneth "Ken" D. Thomas, age 69, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth and Corinne (Dombroski) Thomas. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated Suma Cum Laude at the University of Baltimore in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and started working at Alger Oil in 1981 and...
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Heidi B. Ross

October 17, 1934 - February 21, 2020

Heidi B. Ross, age 85, of Oxford, PA, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. She was born on October 17, 1934 in Zurich, Switzerland to the late Emil Lenzin and Anna Lenzin. Heidi was born a traveler. She traveled back and forth visiting family and friends in Switzerland. She loved her children and grandchildren and was always encouraging them to try new things and travel to new places. Heidi...
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Mary S. Murphy

April 18, 1925 - February 21, 2020

Mary S. Murphy, age 94 passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020. Mary was the daughter of the late Constantine "Gus" Sclavos and Agnes Skillman Sclavos. Mary was a 1941 graduate of Elkton High School. Mary received her nursing degree at the University of Maryland. She worked as an OR nurse at John's Hopkins Hospital; worked as an RN at Union Hospital and as a public health nurse. She was the...
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Steven Eric Blevins

November 28, 1988 - February 20, 2020

Steven Eric Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 31, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 28, 1988 to Ruby Ann Comer and the late David Lee Blevins. A life-long resident, Steven was proud of his Cecil County heritage. He was passionate about construction and trucking. Steven had a vast knowledge of both...
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Harry Francis Shaw

March 24, 1926 - February 19, 2020

Harry F. Shaw, age 93, of Ijamsville MD, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Newark, DE. Harry was born on March 24,1926 in Lowell, MA to Harry Shaw and Teresa (O'Haire) Shaw. He was drafted to serve in World War II when he was 18 years old and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, with the 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division. When he returned home, he attended Catholic University in...
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Matilda "Polly" Duyckinck Knowles II

October 7, 1927 - February 18, 2020

Matilda (Polly) D. Knowles, II, formerly of Exton, Pennsylvania passed away on February 18, 2020 at Kadima Nursing at Pottstown. Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was a Daughter of the late W. Thomas and Matilda (Duyckinck) Knowles. Polly attended Grier Finishing School and graduated from Wilmington Friends School. As a young girl she liked to show horses and fox hunt. Polly had many hobbies...
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Daniel Wayne Vipperman

August 14, 1963 - February 17, 2020

Daniel "Danny" Wayne Vipperman, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born on August 14, 1963 to Magdalene (Payne) Vipperman Anthony and the late Daniel Robert Vipperman. Danny was an exceptional painter and enjoyed painting the exterior and interior of homes. He was the proud owner of VIP Painting in Lewes, DE until he retired. Danny enjoyed fishing and...
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Timothy "Tim" Beecher Smith

July 2, 1940 - February 17, 2020

Timothy (Tim) B. Smith of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020. Tim was born on July 2, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Herbert and Virginia Smith. Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Connie Smith; daughter, Laura Steele and her fiancé, John Mucha; son, Todd Smith; grandchildren: Emma and Colin Steele and sister, Penny O'Donnell and her husband Patrick...
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Richard Thomas Unger, Jr.

June 6, 1947 - February 16, 2020

Richard Thomas Unger, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD was surrounded by his loving family when he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born in Joliet, IL on June 6, 1947 to Richard T. Unger, Sr. and Ellen Mary Ann (Dechanso) Unger. Richard graduated from Nathan Hall High School in 1965 and went on to earn bachelor's degree in Business Management in 1969 from the University of...
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Donald Lee Muyskens

March 16, 1939 - February 15, 2020

Donald "Don" Lee Muyskens of North East, MD, age 80, went to join the Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born in Zeeland, MI on March 16, 1939 to the late Peter J. Muyskens and Bernice Lucille (De Ruse) Muyskens. Don's passion for trains began as a young boy, and later became his career. After serving in the Army, he became an electrician's apprentice for the ATSF Railroad and...
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David Snowman Halsey

April 12, 1955 - February 14, 2020

David William Halsey "Snowman", Age 64, passed away on February 14, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Wade and Elsie Halsey. Dave attended Middletown High School and worked on the family farm. He was an accomplished tire changer, both large and small. He worked at Earles Tire, Tires Sales and Service, where he went to school to change big off the road tires ( OTR)...
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John (Jack) I. Haas

June 23, 1926 - February 13, 2020

John (Jack) Irvin Haas of Newark, DE, age 93, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Jack was born on June 23, 1926 in Shamokin, PA to the late John Jacob Haas and Florence Moyer Haas. Jack was a 1944 graduate of Shamokin High School. He proudly served his country during World War II immediately following his graduation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served first with the 45th...
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Norma J. Schuyler

January 3, 1937 - February 12, 2020

Norma J. (Laws) Schuyler of Lewes, DE, age 83, joined her husband, Pete Schuyler, in eternal rest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Norma was born on January 3, 1937, in Glasgow, DE, to the late Julian Laws and Flora (Rickards) Laws. Norma, better known as Snooks, was a Newark High School 1954 graduate and attended monthly lunches with the Newark High Alumni Southern Lunch Bunch. She worked...
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Wallace J. Brown

September 2, 1924 - February 12, 2020

Wallace J. Brown, age 95, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was the last civil service Fire Chief of the Yonkers, New York Fire Department. Wallace proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII at Peleliu. GRANDPA WONDERFUL.
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Norma Lucille Eller

July 31, 1932 - February 11, 2020

Norma Lucille Eller, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born on July 31, 1932 to the late Ruffin and Elizabeth (Lions) Kennedy. Norma was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church for many years, where she enjoyed spending her time. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed reading books in her free time. Norma loved spending time in the kitchen...
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Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow

March 14, 1934 - February 9, 2020

Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1934 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Robert M. Ernest and Pearl (Applegate) Ernest. Penny grew up in Brigantine, New Jersey where she developed her love for the ocean. After graduating from the Atlantic City High School, she moved to Newark, Delaware to attend the University of...
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Diane Marie Arcidiacono

December 9, 1954 - February 8, 2020

Diane Marie Arcidiacono, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away while surrounded by family on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was born on December 9, 1954 in Wilmington, DE to the late Frank William Taylor, Sr. and Catherine E. (Embert) Taylor. Diane pursued her dream of becoming an RN and continued with her career for 43 years. She worked in several hospitals and eventually transitioned into...
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Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond

February 13, 1926 - February 7, 2020

Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond, of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. She was born in Onley, VA on February 13, 1926 to the late William Samuel Walker and Ernestine (Hargis) Plank. Fran worked for DuPont for 30 years before her retirement. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Union Hospital where she worked in the "Good-as-New-Shop" and gift shop...
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Evelyn Kirn

September 15, 1933 - February 5, 2020

Evelyn E. Kirn, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. She was born on September 15, 1933 in Newport, DE to the late Edward Ogden Thompson and Hannah Elizabeth (Riale) Thompson. Evelyn worked in the cafeteria for the Newark School District. Her greatest enjoyment was raising and being with her family. She enjoyed taking day trips with her husband to Longwood Gardens...
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David Lee Blevins

July 1, 1956 - February 5, 2020

David Lee Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 63, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The son of the late John and Lorraine (Starkey) Blevins, he was born on July 1, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD. David worked as an assembler with General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement. A hard worker and loving father, he liked to keep busy, was good with his hands and often could be found...
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Charles "Danny" Gwaltney, Sr.

September 6, 1954 - February 1, 2020

Charles "Danny" Daniel Gwaltney, Sr., age 65, of Earlville, MD passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Rising Sun, MD to the late William Bryant Gwaltney, Sr. and Rose Marie (Moore) Gwaltney. Danny was a member of the Wards Hill Baptist Church in Warwick, MD for over 30 years. Danny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diana Gwaltney; daughter, Amy...
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Cora Elaine Morse

February 3, 1955 - January 30, 2020

Cora E. (Odom) Morse, age 64, of Galveston, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Laurel, MS on February 3, 1955 to the late Mack Odom and Melba (Turner) Odom. Cora grew up in Texas City, TX with her high school sweetheart and husband, Paul. They traveled the world for twenty years living in many different places such as, Hawaii, Greece...
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Helen Wilson Caleb

September 3, 1934 - January 28, 2020

Helen Wilson Caleb, formerly Taylor, of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 3, 1934 to the late Elmer Wilson and Daisy (Reid) Wilson. Helen was a charter member of the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687. She was actively involved with the VFW, holding various offices, before falling ill. Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United...
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Bessie Josephine Schiller

December 21, 1923 - January 27, 2020

Bessie Josephine Schiller, age 96, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. She was born on December 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, to Steven Stejskal from Prostov, Czechoslovkia and Emily (Kucera) Stejskal from Srbce, Czechoslovkia. She grew up on her family's farm in Silverhill, Alabama, joined the family business "Steve's...
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Catherine Anna Chapman

September 5, 1928 - January 27, 2020

Catherine Anna Chapman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1928 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Harry Wilbur Reider and Bessie Nicholina (Berreker) Reider. Catherine worked as a seamstress and cashier at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and also worked in the cafeteria at Rising Sun Elementary School for many years. She attended the...
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Alice Mary Swyka

October 22, 1925 - January 26, 2020

Alice M Swyka, age 94, of Smyrna, DE passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1925 in Glassport, PA to the late August John Quering and Blanche (Konat) Quering. Alice's hometown was Glassport, PA. She was an awesome cook, and made specialty pies including apple, coconut cream, and blackberry. Alice loved reading literature, especially the newspaper. Alice also enjoyed...
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Mark Edward Varites

February 6, 1942 - January 24, 2020

Mark E. Varites, age 77, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Mark was born on February 6, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Edward Varites and Catherine (Lorenc) Varites. Mark spent the majority of his career working at the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Baltimore as a Terminal Manager in the automotive industry. He was a diehard NY Giants fan. He held Giants season...
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Domenico a k.a.Dominick a.k.a Mimmo Grigoli

May 19, 1956 - January 23, 2020

Domenico Grigoli, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Domenico was born on May 19, 1956 in Carini, Palermo, Italy to the late Antonino Grigoli and Giacoma Mannino. Domenico was a very proud business man, owner of Domenick's Pizza. He opened over 10-12 restaurants throughout his life. Being a self-made man who built his businesses from nothing, providing for his...
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Kathleen Faunce

March 24, 1959 - January 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Faunce, age 60, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 23, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Ann Witucki (Mohan) and the late Don Witucki. Kathleen was a school teacher for most of her life and taught grades K through 8. She also had a passionate love for animals. In addition to the goats on her goat farm, Kathleen raised dogs, chickens, birds, horses,...
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Richard "Dick" Allen

September 20, 1943 - January 21, 2020

Richard L. "Dick" Allen of Newark, DE, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Dick was born on September 20, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Henry Allen Sr. and Mildred Ruth (Clemens) Allen. Dick worked for Acme for over 40 years and also worked part time at Berrodin Auto Parts as well as bartended for 40 years. He loved animals and loved to sing. He also enjoyed...
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Dominick Lobas

January 26, 1925 - January 21, 2020

Dominick Lobas, age 94, of North East, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was born on January 26, 1925 in O'Toole, WV to the late Joseph and Mary (Mele) Lobas. Dominick was a proud United States Army soldier who served during WWll. He was in the first wave of many battles including: North Africa, France, D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy, Germany, Central Europe, and Italy. He...
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Carolyn Ann Waltz

December 1, 1942 - January 17, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Ann Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 17, 2020. She was born in Baltimore, MD on December 01, 1942 to the late Alexander Feher and Reda Pauline (Croucher) Feher. Carolyn taught for 41 years at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She served as Professor, Academic Dean, and director of International Affairs for several years. In...
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Sandra Susan Gehron

October 22, 1956 - January 15, 2020

Sandra Susan Gehron, age 63, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1956 in Lancaster, PA to the late Clay Adams and Elsie R. Gehron. Sandra spent all of her free time with her children and grandchildren. In her free time, she loved searching for arrow heads and has collected many over the years. Sandra is survived by her sons: Jeremy Temple and Adam...
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Elizabeth Ann Burton

February 4, 1934 - January 15, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Burton, "Betty", age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on February 4, 1934 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Amos Hollis Harlan and Helen A. (Singleton) Harlan. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary in Rising Sun, MD. She enjoyed going fishing, crocheting, challenging herself with word searches, and gardening flowers....
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Franklin D. Arthur

July 24, 1933 - January 12, 2020

Franklin D. Arthur, age 86, of Elkton, MD passed away January 12, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Powellton, WV to the late William and Vivian Arthur. Frank served our country in the United States Army 101st during the Korean War, where he drove for the General. During his professional career, he was involved in general contracting and learned many trades, including carpentry, plumbing,...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Davis, Sr.

April 12, 1944 - January 11, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" Michael Davis, age 75, of Bowie, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 1944 to the late Richard C. Davis and Margaret Davis. Kenny enjoyed boating and was involved with helping hands food ministry. He treated his church community like his own family. Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joann Davis;...
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Betty M. Dye

December 19, 1941 - January 7, 2020

Betty M. Dye, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Oxford, PA on December 19, 1941 to the late Ambrose Estel Keys, Sr. and Bessie May (Hall) Keys. Betty enjoyed cosmetology and served the community by teaching at Rochelle's School of Cosmetology in Elkton, MD. She was an active member of the North East Lions Club for many years. Betty had a...
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Freda Mae Fell

March 11, 1933 - January 7, 2020

Freda Mae Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Troy, WV on March 11, 1933 to the late Roscoe L. Peters and Thelma L. (Sleeth) Peters. Freda received her Bachelor's degree from Glenville State College in WV. She then received her Master's Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Freda taught business classes at North East High...
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Mark A. Jenkins

March 2, 1970 - January 4, 2020

Mark A. Jenkins, age 49, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was born on March 2,1970 in Elkton, MD to Sherrie Lynn Wimmer and the late George Ambrose Jenkins. Mark served our United States Military in the Navy from 1990-1993 on the U.S.S. Saratoga, and was always proud to be a military veteran. He worked at W.L. Gore as a Project Leader. During his free time, Mark...
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Doris Daniel

May 18, 1938 - January 3, 2020

Doris G. Daniel, age 81, of Towson, MD, passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020. She was born in Marion, VA on May 18, 1938 to the late Rev. Eugene Goodman and Helen P. (Parris) Goodman. Doris is survived by her three sons: Howard (Wanda) Edmondson, Christopher (Sue) Edmonson, and Michael Daniel; two daughters: Sandra (Chuck) Wieprecht and Mary Ann (Jack) Luna; eight grandchildren and four...
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Edla Marie Godfrey

January 3, 2020

(Edla) Marie Thielman Godfrey of Newark, DE, age 84, died Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born in Philadelphia in 1935 to the late Joseph A. and Edith McDonald Thielman, native Delawareans. Marie grew up in Mt. Airy, attended Henry H. Houston Elem., Roosevelt Jr. High, Germantown High, and the University of Delaware (her father's Alma Mater). In high school she was the Sports writer then Editor...
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Albert "Bert" Gerald Van Dyke

September 22, 1956 - January 2, 2020

Albert "Bert" Gerald VanDyke of Charlestown, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born September 22, 1956 in Chateauroux, France to the late John and Andree VanDyke. Bert enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends at the Wellwood and hosting parties on his private beach. He was an avid fan of Pink Floyd, and was able to see them in concert with this family. Bert enjoyed...
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Martha Daisy Gravenor

February 27, 1928 - December 30, 2019

Martha Gravenor, age 91, from Hartly, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Martha was born on February 27, 1928 in Clayton, DE to the late Ernest Wyatt and Martha Elizabeth (Caroll) Pusey. Martha worked for Woolworths for 25 years until it closed and then worked at Cannons Baking Store where she picked up her love of baking and decorating cakes for friends and making candy. She also...
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Jean Elizabeth Thorpe

June 9, 1926 - December 30, 2019

Jean Elizabeth Thorpe, age 93, of Dover, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Jean was born on June 9, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lawrence Murray and Elizabeth (Brown) Murray. Jean was a dedicated wife and a very caring, yet stern, mother. She loved family gatherings, especially going to the beach. Some of the things she loved doing was needle point, word find puzzles, puzzles and...
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Charles "Chappy" Saxton, Jr.

May 6, 1965 - December 29, 2019

Charles "Chappy" P. Saxton, Jr., age 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on May 6, 1965 to Charles P. and Patricia A. Saxton. In addition to his parents, Chappy is survived by his son, Chad A. Saxton of Newark, DE; two daughters: Amanda N. Conte of Wilmington, DE and Abigail E. Saxton of Chesapeake City,...
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Fay Ann Woollen

July 4, 1931 - December 29, 2019

Fay Ann Woollen, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born on July 04, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Edgar Prices Rhoades and Violet Ann (Lloyd) Smith. Fay worked as an IBM Operator. She was an avid reader, who had her own library. Fay will be remembered by her cooking, in particular, her homemade macaroni and cheese, and roast beef with potatoes and...
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Linda Gill Wade

May 20, 1945 - December 29, 2019

Linda Gill Wade, age 74, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Oxford, PA. She was born on May 20,1945, in Phoenixville, PA, to the late Wilbur F. Gill and Florence (Powell) Gill. Linda was full of life and loved sharing her optimism and fun spirit with everyone. She worked as a Teacher and Assistant Principal with Cecil County Public Schools for...
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Jamison Ray Russell, "Jamie"

November 28, 1985 - December 28, 2019

Jamison Ray Russell, "Jamie", age 34, of New Castle, DE passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born on November 28, 1985 in Havre De Grace, MD to Ellen L. (Feazelle) Russell and the late James E. Russell, Jr. Jamie attended Elkton High School. He loved tattoos and found them to be a unique form of art. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore...
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Frances Tart Allen

March 11, 1943 - December 26, 2019

Frances Tart Allen, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 26, 2019. She was born on March 11, 1943 in Dunn, NC to the late Gertrude (Pollard) and Paul Hood Tart. Frances was an avid bowler throughout her entire life. In addition to being a home maker, she worked 13 years for Cecil County Public Schools in the cafeteria. Frances enjoyed knitting. Her family also knew that she loved...
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Patricia Alberta Loveless

February 11, 1954 - December 24, 2019

Patricia (Boivin) Loveless born on 02-11-1954 in Michigan. She lived most of her life on the east coast of the United States. St. Albans Vermont was her childhood home. She called Elkton Maryland home for quite some time in her adult life. She was also there when she passed away on 12-24-2019. She was surrounded by family and friends when she passed. I never thought that writing an obituary would...
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Wilma Sue Stelmack

October 16, 1934 - December 23, 2019

Wilma Sue Stelmack, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1934 in Monroe County, TN to the late Fred Teague and Pauline (Waters) Teague. Sue worked in Gastonia, NC as an Operator for AT&T Telephone Company. She enjoyed shopping and traveling. Sue traveled to Europe countless times, Africa, Asia, South America, and Mediterranean cruises. Altogether, Sue...
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Eugene "Gene" Varner

December 13, 1932 - December 22, 2019

Eugene "Gene" L. Varner, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was born on December 13, 1932 in Lewistown, PA to the late Willard H. Varner and Della E. (Kennedy) Varner. Gene enjoyed being outdoors working in the garden and landscaping. In his free time, he enjoyed watching football and his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburg Steelers. Gene was an...
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Robert Truxton Poffenberger, Sr.

September 12, 1934 - December 21, 2019

Robert Truxton Poffenberger, Sr., age 85, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on September 12, 1934 to the late David deClifford Poffenberger and Belinda Wright (Boyce) Poffenberger. Robert often talked about growing up in Newark and was a long time member of the Elkton Church of God. He worked for Chrysler for many years before his retirement...
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Jerome Ragland West, "Jerry"

September 7, 1946 - December 19, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Ragland West, age 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019. Jerry was born in Wilmington, DE on September 7, 1946 to the late Duncan West and Rose (Ragland) West. Jerry served in the U.S. Army and later worked at Pathmark for 20 plus years. He enjoyed taking time for himself and going on walks. His favorite thing he loved doing was socializing with the...
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James Bedford Stamatoff

January 31, 1946 - December 19, 2019

James Bedford Stamatoff (Jim), 73, died at home in Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and their three children. Jim was a physicist who began his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. He had a long-accomplished career with Bell Labs, Celanese, Hoechst Celanese, and Corning Incorporated. He...
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Torrence "Tod" Young

January 3, 1948 - December 18, 2019

Torrence "Tod" Davis Young, age 71, of Perryville, MD lost his 6-month battle to sarcoma cancer on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1948 in Wilmington, DE to the late Warren E. Young and Rosalie (Fridel) Young. Tod began work as a computer programmer for Thiokol, which became Orbital ATK, until his retirement in 2015. He enjoyed spending time on...
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Stephen Budney

December 18, 1952 - December 17, 2019

Stephen Budney, age 66, of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Wilmington, DE on December 18, 1952 to the late Bernard Budney and Dolores (Bufano) Budney. Stephen worked and retired from Chrysler and was a proud UAW member. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and loved his cars too. One of his favorite things was talking and socializing with family...
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Christina Reiff

June 28, 1987 - December 16, 2019

Christina "Chrissy" Ellen Reiff, age 32, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 after a long illness. She was born in Baltimore, MD on June 28, 1987 to Cassandra (Milburn) Taylor and the late Gary Emmerson Reiff. Chrissy was a straight forward and honest person who told you like it was. She was boy crazy and loved flirting with the doctors. Chrissy would always go around saying "You Gotta...
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Linda Colbert

October 20, 1953 - December 11, 2019

Linda Christine Colbert, age 66, of Elkton, MD passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany to the late William E. Conard and Anna Louise (Feller) Conard. Linda was a Certified Medical Technician. She became an FTD Master Designer, where she was the second in the state of Iowa. Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charles City, Iowa. She had a...
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Otis Grazier, Jr.

September 29, 1946 - December 10, 2019

Otis Grazier, Jr. age 73 of Elkton, MD and formerly of Newport News, VA, passed away on December 10, 2019. He was born on September 29, 1946 in Newport News, VA to the late Otis Grazier, Sr. and Pauline (Taylor) Grazier. Otis graduated from Huntington High School in Newport News, VA in 1964. After graduation, he attended Prince Georges Community College where he achieved his Associates Degree...
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Mary Biggs

March 25, 1924 - December 5, 2019

Mary Florence Biggs, known as "Flossie", of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Flossie was born on March 25, 1924 in Zion, MD to the late James Bradford and Rose Isabell Williams. Flossie is survived by her son, Albert Biggs Jr. and his wife Sue; daughter, Marie Sherrard and her husband James; son, Joseph Biggs Sr. and his wife Gina; grandchildren: Albie Biggs III,...
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Judith Cucinotta

August 29, 1946 - December 5, 2019

Judith G. Cucinotta, age 73, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was born on August 29,1946 in Belton, TX to the late Edward Lee Williams and Alice Lillian (Maynard) Williams. Judith was an Adult Elder foster care provider for 20 years, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and Civil Air Patrol Leader. She was a member of the Bridge Baptist Church, which is now the Oasis Baptist Church. During...
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Ballard Howell

May 13, 1940 - December 5, 2019

Ballard Lee Howell, 79, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home surrounded by family, following a period of declining health. Born on May, 13, 1940 in Pikeville, KY, he was the oldest child of Levi Howell and Amy Tackett Howell. She passed away when he was a small child. Ballard married his high school sweetheart, R. Kay Reed, and they lived "happily ever...
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Emma Arline Hayes

November 21, 1940 - December 4, 2019

Emma Arline Hayes of Elkton, MD, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1940 in Port Deposit, MD to the late Freel Hampton Hayes and Frances Virginia (McCloud) Hayes. Emma was a lifelong resident of Cecil County, graduated from Perryville High School in 1958, and went on to attend Cecil County Community College. Emma was a very...
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Noble "Frank" Cahall III

November 30, 1967 - December 3, 2019

Noble "Frank" Franklin Cahall III of Newark, DE, age 52, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 30, 1967 to Catherine Ann (Goodchild) Coe and the late Noble Franklin Cahall, Jr. Frank grew up with family members who were mechanics and found an interest in transmissions. He started building transmissions as a side job, which evolved in to his own business....
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Lou Hoffman

July 21, 1957 - December 2, 2019

Lou Hoffman of Lincoln University, PA, age 62, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. Lou was born on July 21, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Betty (née Thompson) and Walter Logan. Lou was a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. After a rewarding career at DuPont, she decided to devote her time to being a stay-at-home mother to her two...
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Ann Ferry

November 4, 1924 - December 1, 2019

Ann Marie Ferry, age 95 of Newark, Delaware, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Ann was born on November 4, 1924 in Miami, Florida to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Bowe) Knowles. Ann was a great lady and polite individual. She was well liked by all and will be remembered for her kind soul. Her late husband, Robert Leo Ferry, Sr. founded Rent It, Inc., which was Delaware's first rental...
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Retha D. Simmons

May 17, 1930 - December 1, 2019

Retha D. Simmons, age 89, of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born in West Jefferson, NC on May 17, 1930 to the late Allie Osborne. Retha enjoyed her nursing career many years ago. She was a musician who played guitar and loved to sing. Retha was a member of the Elkton Church of God, as a part of being a church member she would go to nursing homes and sing. During...
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Raymond Kennard

September 10, 1926 - December 1, 2019

Raymond S. Kennard (Bud), age 93 of Newark, DE passed away at his home of 55 years on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 10, 1926 at home in Newark, DE to the late Charles E. and Hazel Kennedy Kennard. After graduating from Newark High School in 1944 Bud joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, he attended the University of...
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Kenneth Rash

August 9, 1934 - December 1, 2019

Kenneth Rash of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Kenneth was born on August 9, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Brack and Luna Rash. Mr. Rash was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware in Newark, DE and while he was in college he joined the U.S. Marine Reserves. He was the middle child of eight and was born at home in Landenberg, PA. At age...
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Robert Edward Boutin, Jr.

February 21, 1956 - November 28, 2019

Robert Edward "Bob" Boutin Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a 3 ½ year fight with ALS. Robert was born in Wilmington, DE on February 21, 1956 to Sarah Ann (Yedinak) Boutin and the late Robert Edward Boutin Sr. Bob loved spending time in the outdoors, especially crabbing, fishing, hunting and boating. He was a real handyman, always willing to help out...
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Mark A. Durrell

December 26, 1964 - November 27, 2019

Mark Durrell of Newark, DE, age 54, "Superman" has succumbed to his Kryptonite on Wednesday November, 27, 2019. Mark was born on December 26, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph Durrell II. Mark attended Newark High School and went on to help his dad with the family businesses, Durrell Sandblasting & Painting and Friendly Oil Company, then took ownership of the family businesses after...
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Elinor "Miss Ellie" Jenkins

April 26, 1945 - November 26, 2019

Elinor Anne Jenkins, age 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019. She was born on April 26, 1945 in West Grove, PA to the late Charlotte Addie Woollens (West) and Thomas G. Jenkins. Elinor was a kind-hearted, generous, and loving woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was especially close to her daughter and grandson, whom both love her more than all...
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Clint Corder

March 7, 1963 - November 26, 2019

George "Clint" Corder of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away on November 26, 2019. Clint was born March 7, 1963 in Long Branch, NJ to the late George Ray Corder and Peggy A. (Collins) Roberts. Clint worked for Chrysler for over 20 years. Clint had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a real ladies man (in his own mind) and a self-professed mama's boy. Clint was an avid...
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David Brookens III

July 3, 1992 - November 22, 2019

David Irvin Brookens III, age 27, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019. He was born in Newark, DE on July 3, 1992 to Barbara Ruth Riley Brookens and the late David Irvin Brookens, Jr. David liked being outdoors enjoying nature. During his free time he loved going fishing and crabbing with his father. David took so much pride in being co-founder of Junk Bee Gone, the business he and his...
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Michael John Wetsel

July 25, 1979 - November 19, 2019

Michael "Mike" Wetsel of Elkton, MD, age 40, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Mike was born on July 25, 1979 in Chester, PA to James and Linda Wetsel. Mike was a commercial truck driver of Evoqua Water Technologies. He loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and played baseball and coached for the Elkton Little League and Select Travel Baseball for his son. Mike enjoyed going to Bethany...
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Franklin Dempsey "Pete" Hughart

January 8, 1959 - November 19, 2019

Franklin "Pete" Dempsey Hughart of Elkton, MD, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Frank was born on January 8, 1959 in Summersville, WV to Frances Lee Hughart and the late Dempsey Samuel Hughart. Pete was a supervisor at FedEx. He was very outgoing and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandkids as they were growing up. Pete was a hunter and loved hunting deer...
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Susan E. Richards

July 23, 1950 - November 19, 2019

Susan Richards of Wilmington, DE, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on July 23, 1950 in Vienna, VA to the late George and Helen Thomas. Susan earned her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Political Institutes and Weidner University then went on to work as a paralegal for 25 years. She was a Vista Volunteer and also volunteered teaching English to grade schoolers....
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Dorothy "Dottie" Rodgers Mears

April 18, 1943 - November 16, 2019

Dorothy "Dottie" Rodgers Mears, aged 76, of Elkton, MD passed away November 16, 2019. She was born on April 18, 1943 to the late Marion W. Rodgers and Lillian Rodgers (Dunbar) of Wilmington, DE. Dottie graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1961. Dottie went on to receive her BA at Endicott Junior College in Massachusetts. Dottie worked and retired as an executive secretary for E. I....
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Marian Elizabeth Hubbard

April 24, 1954 - November 16, 2019

Marian Elizabeth Hubbard, age 65 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 16, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1954 in Norwood, Pennsylvania to Richard Hubbard and Irma Hubbard. Marian grew up in Levittown, PA where she established her lifelong love of dogs; Marian had dogs her whole life. She graduated in 1972 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, PA. Marian became interested in fashion...
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Mary Fleming

April 11, 1934 - November 14, 2019

Mary Barnett Fleming, age 85 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 14, 2019. She was born on April 11, 1934 in Riverview, Virginia to John Blaine Salyer and Blanche Ann (Stanley) Salyer. Mary was completely devoted to her family. When it was someone's birthday, she was known to call them and not only wish them a Happy Birthday, but sing to them! She enjoyed spending time with all of her...
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Virginia "Ginny" Argo

November 21, 1926 - November 11, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" Argo (Taylor) of Bear, DE, age 92, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1926 in Galena, MD to the late Harry S. Taylor and Dorothy S. Taylor (Haley). Virginia spent her life taking care of house and home as a homemaker, she especially dedicated her life and love to her husband and children. They spent family trips in the summer going camping to...
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Paul Thompson

July 8, 1961 - November 6, 2019

Paul Lee Thompson of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at the age of 58. Paul was born on July 8, 1961 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Roy Ernest Thompson and Joyce Edith (Kelly) Thompson. Paul was a member of Gateway Baptist church in Rising Sun, MD. A fan of many sports, Paul enjoyed watching the Baltimore Ravens, WWE Wrestling and his favorite Nascar driver Jeff...
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Edward Kane

February 27, 1948 - November 3, 2019

Edward "Ed" Paul Kane of Elkton, MD, age 71, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on February 27, 1948 to the late Edward Paul Kane and Katherine (Jones) Kane. Ed was a 1966 graduate of Conrad High School. From April 1968 he served with the 101st Airborne and was on active duty in Viet Nam from November 1968 to November 1969. He was awarded...
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