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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

Billie Ray Brown

January 6, 1948 - November 20, 2017

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

February 6, 1930 - November 18, 2017

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

October 26, 1962 - November 15, 2017

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

November 24, 1927 - November 12, 2017

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

December 18, 1932 - November 12, 2017

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

March 5, 1950 - November 11, 2017

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

January 11, 1964 - November 10, 2017

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

January 10, 1927 - November 8, 2017

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

October 29, 1931 - November 7, 2017

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

February 11, 1920 - November 7, 2017

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

September 20, 1934 - November 5, 2017

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

April 19, 1927 - November 5, 2017

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

July 10, 1939 - November 4, 2017

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

August 1, 1996 - November 4, 2017

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

April 7, 1934 - November 2, 2017

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

March 23, 1941 - October 31, 2017

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

August 7, 1933 - October 30, 2017

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

September 7, 1939 - October 27, 2017

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

August 29, 1929 - October 24, 2017

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

February 2, 1960 - October 22, 2017

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

April 24, 1946 - October 22, 2017

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

February 2, 1928 - October 21, 2017

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

October 12, 2017 - October 20, 2017

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

May 2, 1943 - October 19, 2017

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

February 3, 1935 - October 17, 2017

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

February 7, 1988 - October 15, 2017

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

June 29, 1921 - October 15, 2017

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

July 1, 1945 - October 14, 2017

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

June 1, 1955 - October 13, 2017

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

February 3, 1940 - October 13, 2017

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

November 11, 1930 - October 12, 2017

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

February 20, 1932 - October 11, 2017

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

December 30, 1957 - October 5, 2017

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

November 25, 1961 - October 4, 2017

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

June 19, 1990 - October 4, 2017

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

June 6, 1949 - October 3, 2017

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

September 9, 1925 - October 2, 2017

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

December 30, 1927 - September 29, 2017

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

April 5, 1943 - September 29, 2017

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

September 28, 2000 - September 28, 2017

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

December 21, 1958 - September 26, 2017

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

November 11, 1961 - September 25, 2017

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

March 16, 1938 - September 24, 2017

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

July 17, 1933 - September 23, 2017

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

November 18, 1934 - September 23, 2017

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

October 29, 1923 - September 22, 2017

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

September 28, 1930 - September 22, 2017

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

April 13, 1930 - September 21, 2017

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

December 6, 1950 - September 19, 2017

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

May 25, 1936 - September 15, 2017

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

October 13, 1950 - September 14, 2017

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

October 14, 1935 - September 13, 2017

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

July 19, 1937 - September 10, 2017

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

June 22, 1930 - September 10, 2017

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

March 9, 1938 - September 7, 2017

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

January 26, 1959 - September 5, 2017

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

November 12, 1987 - September 4, 2017

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

March 24, 1943 - September 3, 2017

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

September 8, 1931 - September 3, 2017

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

December 19, 1991 - September 2, 2017

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

December 24, 1936 - August 29, 2017

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

February 14, 1963 - August 26, 2017

John Kobler Burkley II, age 54 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born on February 14, 1963, in Baltimore, MD to the late William F. and Judy Keller Burkley. He graduated Elkton High School in 1981. He attended Wesley College in Dover, DE and Lynchburg College in Virginia. He went on to work for John K. Burkley Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife...
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Joseph Elwood Crothers

May 14, 1956 - August 22, 2017

Joseph Elwood Crothers, age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his residence on August 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD to Elwood Clair Crothers and the late Nellie Belle (McCoy) Crothers. Joe was a graduate of Rising Sun High School in 1974. During this time, he was employed by Wiley's Manufacturing in Port Deposit, MD....
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Linda J. Petschke

March 28, 1948 - August 21, 2017

Linda Jean Petschke, at the age of 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Linda was born on March 28, 1948 in Auburn, NY, to the late Earl and Jean Guthrie. Growing up Linda loved the art of dance and not only found pleasure performing in front of live audiences but also spent her free time teaching...
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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 his two children, and Josh Webb and his wife, Paula, and their two children; grandson-in-law,...
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John B. Seweyrn, "Jack"

March 13, 1937 - August 18, 2017

John B. Seweryn, "Jack", age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away August 18, 2017. Born March 13, 1937 in Ringtown, PA, Jack was the son of the late Peter Seweryn and the late Vesta (Laudeman) Guinn. Jack was a graduate of Ringtown High Class of 1955, in Ringtown Pa. While in high school, Jack was a standout member of the Ringtown All State Choral group. His vocal fortitude prompted a successful...
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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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Gregory Allen Schoepfer

May 24, 1963 - August 14, 2017

Gregory Allen Schoepfer, age 54, of Elkton, MD passed away on August 14, 2017. Born May 24, 1963 in Coal Valley, IL, Greg was the son of the late Sparkie Schoepfer and the late Dina (Fernald) Oney. Greg is survived by his daughter, Nicole Adams of Perryville, MD; former wife and friend, Catherine Torres-Davis of Elkton, MD; two grandchildren; and brother, Gary Schoepfer of Illinois. ...
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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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