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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.

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Our Obituaries

Kathleen May McNally

January 27, 1924 - April 13, 2019

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

February 22, 1943 - April 13, 2019

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

March 16, 1927 - April 12, 2019

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

January 30, 1950 - April 11, 2019

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

November 5, 1929 - April 11, 2019

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

March 10, 1932 - April 9, 2019

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

August 19, 1930 - April 8, 2019

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

April 7, 2019

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

December 14, 1942 - April 5, 2019

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

September 20, 1937 - April 3, 2019

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

September 9, 1922 - April 1, 2019

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

February 7, 1933 - March 31, 2019

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

July 3, 1965 - March 31, 2019

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

December 3, 1950 - March 29, 2019

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

November 1, 1921 - March 29, 2019

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

May 3, 1947 - March 28, 2019

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

January 3, 1970 - March 28, 2019

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

August 7, 1959 - March 28, 2019

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

January 4, 1939 - March 27, 2019

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

May 25, 1932 - March 27, 2019

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

March 26, 1931 - March 26, 2019

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

March 14, 2000 - March 25, 2019

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

November 12, 1950 - March 25, 2019

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

November 4, 1938 - March 25, 2019

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

April 9, 1923 - March 25, 2019

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

November 9, 1943 - March 24, 2019

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

May 23, 1935 - March 23, 2019

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

May 18, 1922 - March 19, 2019

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

January 26, 1962 - March 17, 2019

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

January 21, 1926 - March 16, 2019

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

April 12, 1996 - March 15, 2019

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

January 5, 1961 - March 13, 2019

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

August 29, 1952 - March 13, 2019

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

February 26, 1956 - March 12, 2019

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

June 2, 1943 - March 10, 2019

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

February 26, 1934 - March 10, 2019

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

May 14, 1932 - March 10, 2019

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

December 8, 1925 - March 9, 2019

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

March 10, 1941 - March 8, 2019

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

August 18, 1971 - March 5, 2019

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

June 5, 1957 - March 4, 2019

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

September 7, 1926 - March 3, 2019

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

February 15, 1927 - February 28, 2019

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

January 5, 1927 - February 27, 2019

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

June 15, 1936 - February 26, 2019

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

June 28, 1938 - February 22, 2019

Charles "Charley" Ross Witmer III of Newark, DE passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born June 28, 1938 in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles Ross Witmer, Jr. and Dorothy (Schied) Witmer. Charley worked for Chrysler for 41 years until his retirement in 2002. He was a lifetime member of the Newark VFW Post 475, a longtime member of the Elkton Moose Lodge 851 and volunteered for 15 years...
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Patricia Knotts Gruner

September 27, 1942 - February 22, 2019

Patricia V. Knotts Gruner age 76, died, 22 February 2019 in Newark, Delaware. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late G. Franklin and V. Dorothea (Seeds) Knotts. Patricia grew up in Newark, Delaware. A 1960s graduate of Newark High School, she loved her family, friends, dogs, cats, traveling, flowers, fish pond, reading books and baking cookies. Proceeded in death...
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Lois Arlene Compton

December 9, 1927 - February 21, 2019

Lois Arlene Compton, age 91 of Elkton, MD passed away on February 21, 2019. She was born on December 9, 1927 in Scranton, PA to the late Willard Kleckler and Gertrude (Kolb) Kleckler. Lois was a wonderful and strong woman who had a special gift of making those she cared for feel important and loved. Lois was deeply admired, cherished and loved by her family. Lois was both a homemaker and...
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Lillian G. Lieske

March 2, 1929 - February 21, 2019

Lillian G. Lieske of Rising Sun, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 just a week before her 90th Birthday. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on March 2, 1929 to the late William and Florence (Wright) Goodie. Lillian is survived by three sons: J. Michael Lieske and wife, Judy of Estero, FL, Robert L. Lieske and wife, Anne of Gilbert, AZ, and L. Benjamin Lieske and wife, Jackie of...
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Andrew Jackson Wyatt, Jr.

March 8, 1928 - February 20, 2019

Andrew Jackson Wyatt, Jr., of Port Deposit, died February 20, 2019 after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. Originally from Capels, WV, he moved to Rising Sun to work in the local canneries before starting 34 years of service at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He is survived by his son, Andrew Wyatt of York, PA, his daughter, Angela Wyatt of Port Deposit, MD, a stepdaughter, Nancy Wiggins of...
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Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee

March 13, 1982 - February 18, 2019

Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee, also known as T.J and T.K, age, 36 of Newark, DE passed away on February 18, 2019. He was born on March 13, 1982 in Atlanta, GA to Tunde Aghahowa Obazee and Olubunmi Ajagun. Omoruyi graduated from James Bowie High School in Arlington, TX in 2002. He then attended Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, DE for two years. Omoruyi worked as an IT Professional...
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Leland H. Hartman

July 3, 1931 - February 15, 2019

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Leland Howard "Adolf" Hartman Loving Husband, Father, (Great) Grandfather and Friend July 3, 1931 – February 15, 2019 Avoiding making others sad at all costs, Lee would not have wanted anyone to mourn his death but truly celebrate his life. His life of joy and love on this earth ended peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved when he went home to his Lord....
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Edith Emily Benner

June 24, 1918 - February 15, 2019

Edith E. Benner, age 100, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. She was born on June 24, 1918, in Wilmington, DE to the late Arthur Charles Taylor and Evelyn Louise Pfeiffer Jones. Edith was a homemaker all her life caring for her late husband of 72 years, Wayne M. Benner, and their children and grandchildren. She loved doing ceramics of all kinds, but was...
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John A. McGonigle, "Jack"

August 26, 1930 - February 14, 2019

John A. McGonigle, "Jack", age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born August 26, 1930 in Wilmington, DE, Jack was the son of the late Alexander and Anna (Kennedy) McGonigle. Jack grew up in the 40 acres of Wilmington, DE. He graduated in 1949 from A.I. DuPont. After graduation, Jack became a member of Teamsters Union, Local...
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Frederick H. Strubbe, III

May 29, 1937 - February 11, 2019

Frederick H. Strubbe, III ("Fred"), age 82, of Colora, MD passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Born March 29, 1937 in Newark, NJ, Fred was the son of the late Frederick H. Strubbe, Jr. and the late Dora Maria Margeretha (Stegmann) Strubbe. Fred proudly served his country in the United States Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Fred continued to work for the US Army, retiring as a...
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Carolyn Ann Compton

August 24, 1942 - February 11, 2019

Carolyn Compton, 76, of Newark, DE left this world on the morning of February 11, 2019. We are sure Carolyn(Mom) is walking hand in hand with her beloved Dave(Dad), whom she dearly missed. Carolyn deeply missed her mother Mae, sisters Nancy and Linda, dear cousins and friends that passed before her. Carolyn enjoyed reading good books, driving just for the fun of driving, spending long hours at...
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Ethel W. McCardell

December 16, 1923 - February 7, 2019

Ethel W. McCardell of Colora, MD, age 95, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. She was born in Farmington, MD on December, 16, 1923 to the late Norman C. Way and Ada T. (Truman) Way. Ethel was an active member of the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church since birth. She focused on Christian education, having taught Sunday School for many years. Ethel also helped to establish the day care,...
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Charles Edward Rhoads, Jr.

September 30, 1943 - February 6, 2019

Charles Edward Rhoads, Jr., age 75 of Colora, MD passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Born September 30, 1943 in Coatsville, PA, Charles was the son of the late Charles Edward Rhoads, Sr. and the late Loretta Marion (Davidson) Rhoads. Charles was a proud member of the Brandywine-Goddard Lodge #383 for over thirty years. He served in the United States Air Force for a short time until he...
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Mary C. McCollum "Mania"

December 3, 1938 - February 3, 2019

Mary C. McCollum, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her home in Wilmington, DE. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Wilmington, DE to the late Kasmir and Josephine Cholewicki Smolka. Mary worked for a while as a typist for a Wilmington publishing company but later worked in food services at Salesianum High School for many years. She also worked at...
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Charles W. Mason, "Chuck"

January 23, 1952 - February 1, 2019

Charles W. Mason, age 67, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. Born in Long Beach, CA on January 23, 1952, Chuck was the son of the late Samuel LaVern Mason and Isabell Janette (Fenton) Mason. Chuck grew up in Dansville, NY, later moving to Denver, CO, where he started his own business. It was there he met his loving wife, Gail and began their family. Chuck and his family...
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Steven H. Amick

May 13, 1947 - January 23, 2019

The Honorable Steven H. Amick, age 71, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019 at Country House, Wilmington, DE. Born on May 13, 1947 in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur H., III and Marolyn D. (Hollingshead) Amick. Steve graduated from Newark High School, class of 1965, and went on to attend Washington College in Chestertown, MD, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in...
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Michael Wayne Simpers

March 26, 1956 - January 22, 2019

Michael Wayne Simpers, age 62 of Elkton, MD passed away on January 22, 2019. He was born on March 26, 1956 to Robert Wayne Simpers and Sarah Elizabeth (Fears) Simpers. Mike worked as an electrician and later changed his career path and became a Real Estate Agent where he worked for Long and Foster Real Estate Company. Mike and his wife, Pam loved to travel to warmer climates. He loved being...
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Brenda Gale Kidd

December 22, 1964 - January 20, 2019

Brenda Gale Kidd, age 54 of Port Deposit MD passed away on January 20, 2019 after her long battle with cancer. She was born on December 22, 1964 in Indiana to the late Morris Kidd and Linda Kidd. Brenda graduated from Perryville High School in 1982. After graduation, she became an employee for ACME Food Market in North East, MD and was later transferred to the Elkton, MD location. She worked...
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Walter Young Root

November 19, 1934 - January 18, 2019

Walter Young Root, age 84, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. He was born on November 19, 1934 in Barnsley, PA to the late Cameron Young Root and Mary Hazel Turner Root. Walter worked many years in the family mushroom business before going to work for Spitz, Inc. from which he retired. He had a love for outdoor activities, and...
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Robert Louis Campbell

April 29, 1944 - January 15, 2019

Robert Louis Campbell, age 74 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 15, 2019. He was born on April 29, 1944 in PA to the late Larue Campbell and Mabel (Wilson) Campbell. Robert was proud to be an American and served his country in the US Army where he toured in Vietnam. Robert is survived by his wife, Miriam (Koneck) Campbell; son, Wyatt Campbell; sister, Rachel; aunt, Florence Schultz;...
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Kimberly Carole Schaefer

June 30, 1966 - January 13, 2019

Kimberly Carole Schaefer, age 52 of Earleville, MD passed away on January 13, 2019. She was born on June 30, 1966 in Norfolk, VA to the late Kenneth L. Weaver and Barbara (Wood) Post. Kim was a 1984 graduate of Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. She was an artist at heart and enjoyed sewing just about everything. Kim loved playing her flute, listening to The Beatles, and...
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Linda Lee West

June 6, 1952 - January 10, 2019

Linda Lee West of Elkton, MD, age 66, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born on June 6, 1952 in Wilmington, DE to the late Vernon Clifford West, Sr. and Henrietta (Leithren) West. Linda was a longtime employee of, and retired from W.L. Gore. She was a private pilot for 20 years and was a member of the 99s, a women's pilot association. Linda was a scuba instructor for 10 years,...
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Lillian Alberta Mink

April 18, 1923 - January 7, 2019

Lillian Alberta Mink of Rising Sun, MD, age 95¾, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 7, 2019. She was born in Kemblesville, Pennsylvania on April 18, 1923 to the late Harry Lee Swain and Anna (Hendrickson) Swain. A "cowgirl" in her youth, Lillian grew up on a dairy farm. She graduated from Goldey-Beacom College and went to work for Worth Steel as a bookkeeper during...
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Kirk Quackenbush Adams

March 15, 1927 - January 5, 2019

Kirk Q. Adams of Rising Sun, MD died on January 5, 2019. He was 91 years old. Born on March 15, 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Springfield's Technical High School in 1944, he subsequently served in the army during the latter part of World War II. Following his discharge, he worked at Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield and later attended the University of Michigan...
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Lisa C. Gibbons

January 24, 1961 - January 3, 2019

Lisa C. Gibbons, age 57 of Wilmington, DE passed away on January 3, 2019. She was born on January 24, 1961 in Wilmington, DE to Charles William Morrison, Jr. and Betty Jean (Crispin) Morrison. Lisa was a very fun spirited person and had a kind heart. She loved her family and would do anything for them. She had a passion for helping others in need. Although serious at times, she was known for...
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Howard Ronald Mann, "Ron"

October 24, 1932 - January 3, 2019

Howard Ronald Mann, "Ron", age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on January 3, 2019. He was born on October 24, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Howard Blaney Mann and Ida Virginia (Clark) Mann. Ron worked for Tetra Tech where he retired after 42 years. He was a board member of Brookside Community for 25 years and within those years he accomplished many tasks, coached Little League for the...
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David Eugene Day

June 15, 1970 - January 2, 2019

David Eugene Day, age 48, of Elkton, MD passed away January 2, 2019. David was born in Chester, PA on June 15, 1970. He attended Bohemia Manor High School, class of 1989. David was a roofing contractor for McCabe & Sons Roofing Company of Morton, PA. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid fan of Starwars and Nascar, especially # 48 Jimmy Johnson. His loved...
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Mary C. Lehr

April 19, 1944 - January 2, 2019

Mary Cleaver Lehr, 74, beloved Mother, MomMom, Nana, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend passed away January 2nd at her home in Middletown, surrounded by those she loved. A natural born caregiver, she was born on April 19, 1944 and raised in and around Newark, Delaware, the second oldest of the 11 children of the late Alfred and Ella Cleaver, Sr. She was a giving soul who was always willing to...
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Jordan M. Cole

March 4, 1993 - January 1, 2019

Jordan M. Cole, age 25 of Elkton, MD passed away on January 1, 2019 after a long battle of leukemia. He was born on March 4, 1993 in Elkton, MD to Charles Leslie Cole, III and Eva Denise (Pettitt) Porter. Jordan worked as a diesel mechanic and entertained himself by taking things apart and putting them back together. He enjoyed riding four wheelers and dirt bikes. He had a humorous and fun...
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Patricia Cleone Price

November 16, 1950 - January 1, 2019

Patricia "Pat" Cleone Price of Rising Sun, MD, age 68 passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. She was born in Baltimore, MD on November 16, 1950 to the late Wilhelm Henry Engel II and Pauline Elizabeth (Thompson) Engel. Pat was born in Maryland but was raised in North Dakota. She graduated from Garrison High School in 1968, and was married in 1969 to the love of her life, Franklin Price. Pat...
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Carol Ferry Geesaman

July 15, 1927 - December 31, 2018

Carol Ferry Geesaman of Elkton, MD, age 91, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018. She was born in Newark, DE on July 15, 1927 to the late Bradford Ferry and Frances (Moore) Ferry. Carol married the love of her life, Arthur F. Geesaman, Jr. in 1947. They were married for 62 years before his death in April of 2009. Carol raised her four children before going back to school, graduating from St....
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Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood

April 13, 1939 - December 31, 2018

Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood, age 79, of Lewes, DE passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on December 31, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Morris Maxwell and Verna Elizabeth (Bland) Maxwell. Carolyn was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the cancer support group for Tunnel Cancer Center in Lewes, DE where she found...
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David E. MacKenzie

January 3, 1949 - December 30, 2018

David E. MacKenzie, age 69 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 30, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1949 in Chester, PA to George and Naomi (Thomas) MacKenzie. David proudly served his country in the US Army and was a member of the American Legion. He worked as a metallurgist in ballistics research. One could say he was a gun enthusiast. David also enjoyed wood working and wood carving. He...
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Thomas Eugene Sankus

June 1, 1947 - December 28, 2018

Thomas Eugene Sankus of Newark, DE, age 71, passed away after a short illness, on Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born in Newark, NJ on June 1, 1947 to B. Mary (Hardin) Sankus and the late Albert Sankus. Tom was a member of the IBUA (Interstate Baseball Umpire Association) for 27 years and umpired games throughout Cecil County, Maryland and New Castle County, Delaware for all ages, from...
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Florence Lee Frist

February 18, 1918 - December 26, 2018

Florence Lee (Worth) Frist was born February 18, 1918 in Pocomoke City, MD to the late Hubert and Effie (Scott) Worth. She was a Registered Nurse and graduated from the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1939. She worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD and A.I. duPont Hospital, Wilmington, DE. She was married to the late Delbert Sterling Frist. She enjoyed being a...
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Larry Dale Lambert, Sr.

May 10, 1950 - December 24, 2018

Larry Dale Lambert, Sr., age 68, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born May 10, 1950 in Bluefield, WV, Larry was the son of the late Paul and Lillian Lambert. Larry was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who could be characterized as a true "Family Man" who would do anything for his family and those he loved. He was...
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Virginia L. Starr

November 5, 1929 - December 23, 2018

Virginia L. Starr, age 89, of Rosedale, MD passed away peacefully on December 23, 2018. Born November 5, 1929 in Elkton, MD, Virginia was the daughter of the late Raul and Minnie (Abrams) Jackson. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A devout Christian, Virginia held faith and family of the utmost importance. She enjoyed playing games especially crossword puzzles,...
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Audrey Mae Cooper

March 15, 1939 - December 21, 2018

Audrey Mae Cooper, age 79 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on December 21, 2018. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Lancaster County, PA to the late J. Clyde Lutz and Nellie B. (Dull) Lutz. Audrey graduated from Pequea Valley High School in 1957. She dedicated 20 years to Stoner Inc. in PA where she worked as a Production Worker. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing Bingo and various board...
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Mary S. Tuke

October 15, 1947 - December 20, 2018

Mary Irene Slaughter Tuke of Newark, Delaware passed away on December 20th, 2018 at the age of 71, surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 15th, 1947 to Robert Slaughter and Regina Quill, the oldest of three siblings who predeceased her, Robert Slaughter Jr. and Susan Slaughter. Mary attended the Tatnall School, graduating in 1965. As a teenager, she was...
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Charles Franklin Humbertson, "Charlie"

October 15, 1945 - December 20, 2018

Charles Franklin Humbertson, "Charlie" age 73 of Newark, DE, formerly of Cumberland, MD, passed away on December 20, 2018. He was born on October 15, 1945 in Allegany, MD to the late Charles Basil Humbertson and Elizabeth Anne (Keifer) Humbertson. Charlie worked as a machinist at Insteel Wire Products for 40 years. He was very hard working and will be remembered by his lending hand and care...
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Ada F. Hayden

January 20, 1933 - December 18, 2018

Ada Frances Graham Hayden, age 85 of Elkton, MD died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her home. Born in Zion, MD on January 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William C. and the late Ada Steward Graham. During her early years Ada was a homemaker. She later worked for The Cabinet Mill in Oxford, PA and then went on to work for Perry Point in Perryville, MD where she worked until...
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Jason Edward Ford

October 1, 1987 - December 18, 2018

Jason Edward Ford of North East, MD, age 31, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. He was born in Newark, DE on October 1, 1987 to David Edward Ford and Brenda Renee (Robinson) Whitt. Jason loved older muscle cars. He was smart, good with his hands and could fix anything. Jason liked Marvel superheroes, especially Batman. He had a good heart, helped everyone he could and had a wild sense of...
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Caterina Rando

November 14, 1925 - December 14, 2018

Caterina Rando of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018. She was born in Torre Faro, Sicily on November 14, 1925 to the late Giuseppe Curro' and Agata (Ingegneri) Curro'. Caterina enjoyed traveling to Italy and Venezuela. She was known for being one of the best at cooking Italian food. Caterina liked to watch soap operas, especially "The Days of Our Lives". She would...
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Jeanne A. McGirr

June 19, 1927 - December 13, 2018

Jeanne A. McGirr, age 91, of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Born June 19, 1927 in Providence, RI, Jeanne was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Dunlevy) Edgerly. Dearly loved and predeceased by her Husband John Joseph and her two brothers Donald and William. In addition to raising 6 children and nurturing many grands along her journey, Jeanne...
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Roger Lee White

November 16, 1942 - December 13, 2018

Roger Lee White, age 76, went to be with his Lord Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born November 16, 1942 in Tazewell County Virginia. Roger was the 10th child born of 11 to the late James and Myrtle (Tuggle) White. He worked for Chrysler Corporation for 33 years in skilled trades as a carpenter, until retiring in 2006. Roger is survived by two daughters, Sherry White and Karen Knorr;...
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Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

January 3, 1933 - December 9, 2018

Benjamin F. Koon, Jr., age 85 of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Benjamin Franklin Koon and Emma Catherine (Rippert) Koon. Ben proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He had a big heart for and loved all kinds of...
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Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr.

February 10, 1944 - December 8, 2018

Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr., age 74 of Newark, DE passed away on December 8, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1944 in Elkton, MD to the late Clemete Cimorose, Sr. and Agnes Bessie (Ryan) Cimorose. Ron was a life-long Elkton resident and attended Elkton High School. He had an interest in Seibukan Karate and studied the art for many years. In the late 1960's, Ron and his life-long friend, Bob...
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Francis J. Asti

July 30, 1931 - December 1, 2018

Francis Joseph Asti, 87, of Elkton, MD, born July 30, 1931, in Penn Hills, PA, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Fran was a chemical engineer for DuPont in South Carolina, then Delaware. After early retirement from DuPont, he immediately started his second career with Greene Tweed & Co in Pennsylvania. Fran was a man of lists and projects. He had lists for...
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Joshua M. Meehan

September 23, 1994 - November 30, 2018

Joshua Michael Meehan, age 24, of Rising Sun, MD was taken to meet his Lord and Savior November 30, 2018. He was born on September 23, 1994 in Elkton, MD to Bonnie and Jack Meehan. Joshua was a graduate of Rising Sun High School class of 2013. He played tennis in high school, travel soccer and learned to play the piano at a young age. He also enjoyed snowboarding and creating innovative...
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Barbara Anne Jefferson

August 30, 1943 - November 30, 2018

Barbara "Barb" Anne Jefferson, age 75, of Cheyney, PA passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Clarence John Branyan and Bessie (Harris) Branyan. Barb grew up in Philadelphia, PA and attended Northeast High School. She worked at Provident Mutual Life Insurance in West Philadelphia. Barb was a member...
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Leonard Nicholas Brochu

January 23, 1940 - November 30, 2018

Leonard Nicholas Brochu, age 78 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018. Born January 23, 1940 in Sainte-Claire, Canada, Leonard was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Catherine (Kelly) Brochu. Leonard was a member of the I.B.E.W. Electrical Worker Local 351. He enjoyed going to auctions, antiquing and traveling, especially to Florida and Canada. His most...
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Richard B. Holman

June 22, 1931 - November 29, 2018

Richard B. Holman, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away November 29, 2018. He was born June 22, 1931 to the late Stanley Bruce Holman and Jenny Alice Holman (Miller). Richard grew up on a farm with his family, which is where he started to work full-time with his father. He enjoyed his job taking care of the family business and loved to drive the tractor. Richard also worked on the assembly...
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Paul R. Grohol

September 15, 1937 - November 28, 2018

Paul R. Grohol, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2018, after battling Parkinson's disease since 1997. Born September 15, 1937 in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Ciglar) Grohol. Upon moving to Delaware, he attended Goldey-Beacom College. Paul was employed as an accountant at Genuine Parts Co. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling; including several...
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Maria Caterina Ford

August 3, 2018 - November 28, 2018

Maria Caterina Ford of Springfield, PA, age 3 months, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Tacoma, WA on Friday, August 3, 2018 to Michael Paul and Pasqua (Guardavaccaro) Ford. Maria had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She was deeply loved by her family and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Maria is survived by her parents, Michael and Pasqua Ford;...
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Gerald Ackley Lynch, "Jerry"

November 17, 1924 - November 26, 2018

Gerald A. Lynch, 94 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE passed away November 26, 2018. Jerry was born November 17, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Lewis and Florence (Ackley) Lynch. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1948, he was a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Newark Senior Center, First Presbyterian...
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