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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

William Sterling Bowen, "Pete"

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2017

William Sterling Bowen, "Pete", age 92 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Conowingo, MD to the late William Bowen and Rae (Jourdan) Bowen. Pete worked in Federal Service as an engineering technician for 32 years where he started at Bainbridge and later moved on to Aberdeen Proving Ground where he retired in 1977. Pete was a 60 year member of...
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Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene

October 3, 1952 - January 9, 2017

Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene, age 64, of Rising Sun, MD passed away January 9, 2017. She was born on October 3, 1952 in Baltimore, MD to Thomas and Theresa Oakes. Services for Anna will be private.
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James William Kennedy, Jr., "J.W."

August 19, 1980 - January 8, 2017

James William Kennedy, Jr. "J.W.", age 36 of Elkton, MD, passed away on January 8, 2017. He was born on August 19, 1980 in Elkton, MD to the late, James William Kennedy, Sr. and Deborah (Corrie) Johnson. J.W. was employed as an HVAC contractor supervisor. He loved his family and children. J.W. enjoyed riding his street bike, fishing, camping, and watching the Baltimore Ravens with his family...
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Raymond "Jiggy" Knox

March 27, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Raymond O. Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, January 8 2017. Born in 1932 to the late Oscar and Mae (Leslie) Knox. Ray was a graduate of Newark High School class of 1950. He served with Delaware National Guard for 41 years retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was very proud of his induction into the NCO Hall of Fame. One of Ray's other passions was his dedication to...
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Shinjiro A. Kimura

April 11, 1927 - January 8, 2017

Shinjiro Anselm Kimura, 89, of Hockessin, DE passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 after a short illness. Born April 11, 1927, Shinjiro was raised in Kyoto, Japan and received his medical degree from Kyoto University. In 1952 he immigrated to the United States to complete his training in anesthesiology. In Cleveland, OH, he met Margaret Higgins, who became his wife of 52 years, and with whom he...
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Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr.

August 17, 1948 - January 5, 2017

Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr., "Tony," 68, of Bel Air, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on August 17, 1948 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Gottardo Anthony and Santa Marie (Lupinetti) Salemi. Anthony was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Rossiter. Anthony worked various jobs throughout his life. He worked at Future Ford detailing cars, at Peach...
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Bernice Montgomery

November 21, 1927 - January 5, 2017

Bernice Montgomery, 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on November 21, 1927 in Lewisville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Laura I. (Stoops) Simmons. Bernice was a graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, PA. She then entered the workforce and throughout her life worked for Thiokol, Montgomery Farm Equipment, and Ag Industrial....
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Glenn Lee Smith

January 26, 1961 - January 5, 2017

Glenn Lee Smith, 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on January 26, 1961 in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of Theresa (Cruz) Burkey. Glenn worked as a pipefitter at Local 74 for many years. He greatly enjoyed time with friends, grilling and smoking food, and watching both college and professional football. His favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles...
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Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr.

September 26, 1949 - January 5, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr., 67, of Bear, DE, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on September 26, 1949 in Hendersonville, NC, he was the son of Carl and Helen (Suttles) Steppe. Ronnie was a Veteran of the US Army where he served in Vietnam. He then went on to work for Henkels & McCoy, Inc. in Rising Sun, MD, retiring in 1991 after 20 plus years of service....
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Betty J Foster

April 16, 1942 - January 4, 2017

Betty Jane (Baker) Foster of Elkton, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Leroy Harden Baker and Katherine Sara (Biggs) Baker. Betty found joy in doing hair, which she was able to incorporate in to her career as a beautician. She loved working around her home and being a homemaker. Betty enjoyed cooking and baking. ...
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Henry James Norton

July 8, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Henry James Norton, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE from congestive heart failure. He was born July 8, 1930, in London, England to the late Edward and Gladys Norton. Henry attended a technical trade school where he trained as a mechanical engineer in London. Henry and his family emigrated from the UK in 1967. He...
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Gaye Shields

November 20, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Gaye B. Shields of Elkton, MD, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Whitby, WV on November 20, 1928 to the late Everett Brooks Sr. and Wilma (Martin) Scarburough. Gaye worked at the Cecil County Treasury for 30 years. She was a member of the Degree of Pocahontas the women's affiliate of The Improved Order of Red Men. Gaye enjoyed shopping and collecting various...
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Barbara Carol Tramell

November 6, 1947 - January 3, 2017

Barbara Carol Tramell, age 69, of Rising Sun, died peacefully at her home in Rising Sun, MD, on January 3, 2017. Born in Jefferson, NC on November 6, 1947; she was the daughter of the late George Harrison Tramell, Jr. and Mary Jewell Tramell. Ms. Tramell is survived by her daughter, Dawn Marie Crouse and husband, Dennis, of Darlington, MD, and her son, William Edward (Eddie) Remines and wife,...
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Treva Lou Hewlett

November 11, 1933 - December 31, 2016

Treva Lou Hewlett, age 83 of Newark, DE passed away on December 31, 2016. She was born on November 11, 1933 in Miami, FL to the late, Edgar C. Hall and Treva Lou (Blanton) Hall. Treva attended Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL. She then attended Jacksonville Junior College for an Associates' Degree, during her enrollment there she was crowned Miss Jacksonville Jr. College Queen....
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Robert Harold Grundy

February 7, 1930 - December 30, 2016

Robert Harold Grundy, age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 30, 2016. He was born on February 7, 1930 in Newark, DE to the late, John Grundy and Christina (Dingfelder) Grundy. Robert was in the Army and served in the Korean War where he was a forward observer. Later, he became an owner/operator and was a long haul trucker. He was also a long time member of the Newark VFW. Robert...
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John S. Wilds

April 29, 1924 - December 30, 2016

John S. Wilds, 92, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on April 29, 1924 in Kent County, DE, he was the son of the late Herman and Helen (Jump) Wilds. After serving two years in the Air Corps and five years in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, John entered the work force. He sold paint for PPG Industries and then...
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Gail Marie Jean Raul

February 23, 1941 - December 30, 2016

Gail Marie Jean Raul, 75, of Church Hill, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on February 23, 1941 in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis Belle and Flora Belle (Pratt) Littlejohn. Gail loved the beach, fishing, boating, collecting shells, camping and dancing. She would do these things regularly when she visited her summer home in Gargatha, VA. Gail enjoyed...
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Marjorie E. Welch

January 6, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Marjorie E. Welch, 89, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on January 6, 1927 in Dexter, ME, she was the daughter of the late Leo B. and Edith M. (Jaquith) Gordon. Marjorie loved to cook for her family and friends, and loved to try new dishes from her immense library of cook books. She was a "people person" who was outgoing, amiable, compassionate, and...
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Edward Lawrence Mahoney

July 19, 1953 - December 27, 2016

Edward "Ed" Lawrence Mahoney of North East, MD, age 63, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016. He was born on July 19, 1953 in Elkton, MD, to the late Newton Heston Mahoney and Irene (Osenbach) Mahoney. Ed worked for J&J Concrete in Elkton, MD. He prided himself in being a hard worker. Ed was a practical joker and was a great husband and father. Ed loved spending time with his family. Ed...
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George W. McCullough III

June 5, 1928 - December 22, 2016

George W. McCullough, III, age 88 of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away peacefully on December 22, 2016. He was born on June 5, 1928 in Wilmington, DE to the late George W. McCullough, II and Olive E. (Jackson) McCullough. A loving and devoted husband and father, George lived most of his life in Maryland and enjoyed hunting, bowling and watching or listening to his beloved Baltimore Orioles. ...
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Robert H. Wilson

April 30, 1952 - December 22, 2016

Robert H. Wilson of Port Deposit, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born in Cumberland, MD on April 30, 1952 to the late Chester Wilson, Sr. and Roberta (Hoffmeister) Wilson. Robert was an adamant story teller who was known for his witty repertoire and vast knowledge of fun facts and interesting tidbits. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and beagles. ...
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Raymond Ray Isaac

September 27, 1944 - December 22, 2016

Raymond "Ray" Lewis Isaac of North East, MD, age 72, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born on September 27, 1944 in Elkton, MD to Elsie (Lewis) Isaac and the late Fred Isaac. Ray was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed working with his hands and "tinkering" with his antique clocks. Ray also found pleasure in playing cards, tending his watermelon plants in his garden, and...
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Warren Anton Knutsen

January 29, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Warren Anton Knutsen, 74, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born on January 29, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Trygve Lovdal and Helen Marie (Jensen) Knutsen. Warren was very passionate about registered Holstein cows and raised them on his farm, in partnership with his brother, Bob, for over 50 years. He also served as the Director of the Mid...
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Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "L.J."

October 29, 1988 - December 19, 2016

Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "LJ", age 28 of Elkton, MD passed away the evening of December 19, 2016 while rendering aid to a disabled vehicle. He was born on October 29, 1988 in Baltimore, MD to Lawrence R. Shants, and Susan Renee (Crystal) Golden. LJ was a member of Sons of Odin and worked as a truck driver for Complete Recycling Group. He was also a door man at Walt's Tavern. LJ enjoyed...
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Thomas William Sellar

March 20, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Thomas William Sellar of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Thomas was born in Queens, NY on March 20, 1944 to the late James Alexander Sellar and Catherine Josephine (Zwick) Sellar. Thomas enjoyed spending time reading a good book. He also loved cooking, traveling, and taking cruises throughout the world. Thomas is survived by his two sons: Michael Sellar and...
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Kyriakos Pentikis

February 9, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Kyriakos Pentikis, age 72 of Nikisiani, Kavala, Greece passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1944 in Nikisiani, Greece to the late, Ioannis Pentikis and Maria (Ourdoudi) Pentikis. Kyriakos was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Thomaia Pentikis of Kavala, Greece; sons: Ioannis Pentikis and his wife, Barbara of Elkton,...
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Janet Fay Dreyfus

October 2, 1936 - December 17, 2016

Janet Fay Dreyfus, age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on December 17, 2016. She was born on October 2, 1936 in York, PA to the late, Joseph John Alfano and Bertie Elizabeth (Mumma) Alfano. Janet is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence Dreyfus of Newark, DE; sons: Christopher Dreyfus and his wife, Robyn of WA, Michael Dreyfus of WA, and Paul Dreyfus and his wife, Cathy of Newark, DE;...
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Mildred Nutter

March 22, 1930 - December 17, 2016

Mildred V. Nutter, 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born on March 22, 1930 in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Leona M. (Mitchell) Vansant. Mildred greatly enjoyed sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved cats. Mildred will always be remembered as a gentle soul. Mildred is...
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Brian Edward McLaughlin

August 2, 1971 - December 16, 2016

Brian Edward McLaughlin, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 16, 2016. He was born on August 2, 1971 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Edward McLaughlin and Barbara (Brooks) McLaughlin. Brian graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1989 where he was an avid wrestler and was a full back on the football team. After graduation, he completed an apprenticeship program in 1995 as a pipe...
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John C. Adams

May 25, 1955 - December 15, 2016

John Charles Adams, age 61, of North East, MD, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 after his courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 25, 1955 to the late Jack Adams and Jean (Strausser) Adams. John enjoyed camping, hunting and archery. He found great joy being in the mountains and woods, alone with nature and watching animals in their natural habitat. He was...
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Robert H. Hollada, Sr.

May 2, 1958 - December 14, 2016

Robert Harold Hollada, Sr., age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Franklin Square in Rosedale, MD. He was born in Elkton, MD on May 2, 1958, to the late Floyd and Lydia (Damron) Hollada. Rob worked many years as a drywall hanger for several companies in the area, the last being Speedy Drywall. He enjoyed fishing, and would frequent all the...
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Victoria Worden Owen

March 10, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Victoria (Tertia) Worden Owen, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:40 PM with her son at her side at Millcroft Nursing Home from Alzheimer's disease. Victoria was born on March 10, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Dr. Stanley and Victoria Vaiden Worden of Dover, DE. She received the family nickname "Tertia," because she was the third female child in the Vaiden family...
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Nichole Lee Cochran

March 20, 1996 - December 12, 2016

Nichole Lee Cochran, 20, of Nottingham, PA, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Born on March 20, 1996 in York, PA, she was the daughter of Scotty Lee, Sr. and Tonya Lynn (DeLong) Cochran. Nichole studied nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She greatly enjoyed fishing, reading, and caring for children. Nichole had a passion for fixing cars and riding motorcycles. She also...
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Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson

May 20, 1962 - December 11, 2016

Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson, age 54, of Scottsdale, AZ, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton, MD, on May 20, 1962 to Mathilde Schuler Seaman and the late John Seaman. Born and raised in the Elkton area, she was a 1980 graduate of Elkton High School. She attended Salisbury State College where she was on the Women's Swim...
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Bonnie Baitinger Shiles

October 3, 1954 - December 9, 2016

Bonnie B. Shiles, 62, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 9, 2016. Born on October 3, 1954 in Salem, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John S. Baitinger, Sr. and Joann (Scott) Brown. Bonnie graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School, in Pennsville, NJ, in 1972. She then went on to attend the Cumberland County College in Vineland,...
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Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

September 16, 1987 - December 6, 2016

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney, age 29, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1987 in Newark, DE to James Sean Sweeney and Anne-Marie (Blair) Sweeney. Michael was a graduate of Elkton High School where he played football and was in the marching band which he enjoyed for four years. He was a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Michael loved...
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Ronald Doc Smith

September 14, 1941 - December 6, 2016

Ronald "Doc" Smith, 75, of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home peacefully on December 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by loving family and his pets, Mousse, Debi, and Maggie. Doc was born in Port Chester, NY on September 14, 1941 and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a US Navy Corpsman with the US Marines. He was an expert in World War II aircraft, loved...
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Brandy Idabell Little

November 20, 1983 - December 5, 2016

Brandy Idabell Little, age 33 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly on December 5, 2016. She was born on November 20, 1983, in Havre De Grace, MD to David and Annette Little. Brandy is survived by her two children David Little, age 11, and Bradon Wade, age 4. Both of the boys live with their grandparents in Rising Sun. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Mussleman of Darlington, MD;...
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Vada Mae Yount

September 3, 1920 - December 5, 2016

Vada Mae Yount, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on December 5, 2016. Born in Summerville, PA on September 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Irene (Shields) Brosius. Vada was a graduate of Summerville High School and later graduated from Clarion State Teachers College. Her teaching career began at the Junior/Senior High School in Verona, PA where she met and later...
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Travis Ezell Riley, Sr.

July 12, 1944 - December 4, 2016

Travis Ezell Riley, age72, of Elkton, MD, and formerly from Alabama, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 12, 1944, in Perry County, AL, to the late Floyd and Velma Terrell Riley. A skilled and talented finish carpenter, he worked as a cabinet maker for several manufacturers over the years until his retirement. He was known as a simple man who...
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Joan W. Simpson

July 28, 1932 - December 1, 2016

Joan W. Simpson, age 84, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home in Castle Rock, CO. She was born July 28, 1932 in New York City, NY, to the late John and Victoria Thorne Demus. Joan was a secretary at the University of Delaware Honors Program for over 20 years. Strong in her faith, she attended several area churches over the years, the last being Bible...
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Gene Patrick Ward

June 3, 1931 - November 30, 2016

Gene Patrick "Pat" Ward, 85, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1931, in Elkton, MD, to the late Joseph Vincent Ward and Charlotte Matilda (Hostetter) Ward. Pat graduated from the Jacob Tome Institute in 1949 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953, retiring on May 1, 1964, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He returned to Cecil County...
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Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD.

July 13, 1973 - November 30, 2016

Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD of Churchville, MD, age 43, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 13, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Henry Wayne Benjamin and Norma Combs Benjamin. Tracey graduated as valedictorian from the Rising Sun High School Class of '91, and continued her education at University of Maryland Baltimore County...
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James Milton Ross

April 3, 1933 - November 28, 2016

James Milton Ross, age 83, of Newark, DE; formerly of Conway, AR, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born on April 3, 1933 in Detroit, MI to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene (Anderson) Ross. James is survived by his two daughters: Katherine Ross and Carrie Lee Bottarini and her husband, John; three sons: Tommy Ross and his wife, Valerie, Jim Ross, and John Ross and...
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Roberta P. Bullen

August 21, 1926 - November 26, 2016

Roberta P. Bullen, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was born on August 21, 1926 in Burdine, KY to the late John Auther Plummer and Clara (Bellomy) Plummer. Roberta was the past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and she volunteered at Perry Point Hospital in Perryville, MD for 30 years. She was a proud member of the St. Rose of Lima Church. Roberta...
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Bonnie Gale Page

February 2, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Bonnie Gale Page, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1935 in Otsego, WV to the late Alva Sizemore and Hazel (Stoneman) Sizemore. Bonnie enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her most cherished time was spent with her family and beloved grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her four sons: John Michael...
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Virginia Kent Stoddard

April 7, 1922 - November 21, 2016

Virginia Kent Stoddard, age 94, of Townsend, DE passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born April 7, 1922 in Elmville, CT to the late George W. Kent and Ada Mae (Dawson) Kent. Virginia was an Executive Secretary for an insurance firm in Miami, FL until her retirement. She loved reading, playing cards and being surrounded by her family. Virginia loved spending time at the beach,...
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Mary Pat Long

April 3, 1929 - November 21, 2016

Mary Patricia "Pat" Long, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on April 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to the late Edward Reardon and Cecilia (McCullough) Reardon. Pat graduated from Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, DE in 1947. She attended Notre Dame University in Baltimore, MD for one year before going to work at Hercules Research...
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Francis P. Urbaniak

August 15, 1926 - November 21, 2016

Francis P. Urbaniak, 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016. Born on August 15, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Stephen and Ida (Michalak) Urbaniak. Francis worked as a barber at Barrow's Barber Shop, located on Main Street in Newark, DE, where he retired in 1973. He then went on to work at Glasgow High School in Newark, DE as a custodian until 1991....
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James "Duffy" Heath, Sr.

May 31, 1937 - November 18, 2016

James "Duffy" A. Heath, Sr., 79, of Elkton, MD, passed away on November 18, 2016. Born on May 31, 1937 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Dorothy Reynolds Heath. Duffy was a 1955 graduate of Elkton High School. As a young man, he worked as a pin setter at the bowling alley for seven cents a game. He was a well-known auto body man who worked for various body shops in the...
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Nona May Weaver

December 16, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Nona May Weaver, age 76 of Peach Bottom, PA, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016. She was born on December 16, 1939 in Darlington, MD to the late, Ronald W. Atwood and Lois (Church) Atwood. Nona was a member of Porter's Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Nona had a passion for gardening and loved flowers. Nona is survived by her husband,...
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Doris A. Smith

June 6, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Doris "Grammie D" Cobb Smith died peacefully at home on November 17, 2016 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 77. Born on June 6, 1939 in Natick, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Beryl Cobb. Doris graduated in 1958 from King Philip Regional High School. She then went to work at AT&T Telephone Company before continuing on as a Tupperware dealer for 44 years, and then working at...
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Peggy Lucille Gilley

March 7, 1942 - November 15, 2016

Peggy Lucille Gilley of Colora, MD, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born on March 7, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to the late Edward L. Carter and Agnes P. (Bridgeman) Carter. Peggy attended Gateway Baptist Church. She liked to crochet, was very tech savvy and enjoyed Facebook and playing games on her laptop. Peggy loved to travel in her RV, and spending time with her...
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Timothy Tyler Chase

October 3, 1971 - November 14, 2016

Timothy T. Chase, 45, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on November 14, 2016. Born on October 3, 1971 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Ann B. and the late Allen K. Chase. Tim owned and operated his own small lawn and landscaping business. He loved being in the outdoors, especially while walking his Labrador dogs. He also enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and canoeing in Maine and jet skiing on the...
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Nicholas Elijah Marston

July 12, 1995 - November 14, 2016

Nicholas Elijah Marston of Middletown, DE, age 21, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. Nicholas attended Gunning Bedford Middle School and then Delcastle Technical High School. He enjoyed sports and participated in soccer, lacrosse and wrestling. Nicholas loved music and art. He found his greatest joy in spending time with his family and friends. Nicholas is survived by his father,...
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Ralph Leonard Cleaves

August 18, 1927 - November 14, 2016

Ralph Leonard Cleaves, 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on November 14, 2016 at his home. Born August 18, 1927 in Christiana, DE, Ralph was the son of the late Walter and Amy (Miller) Cleaves. Ralph is survived by his son, Mark Cleaves and his spouse, Bill Revis; daughter, Cynthia Wright; and his sister, Florence Reed. A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at...
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Donna Lee Holbrook

July 25, 1945 - November 13, 2016

Donna Lee Holbrook, 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born on July 25, 1945 in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Royal Shorter and Stella (Pedigo) West. Donna retired from Terumo Medical as a chemical tech in 2004. She then went on to work for Sues Restaurant in Rising Sun and worked part time for Sun Pharmacy. Donna enjoyed travelling...
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Jean Bradley Wilson

March 29, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Jean Bradley Wilson was called home to be with her Lord on November 13, 2016. Born in Canonsburg, PA to Frank D. and Alverta M Bradley, Jean spent her early childhood near Centerville, VA with her beloved maternal grandparents Minor A. and Elizabeth C. Shull. A graduate of Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, she worked for Du Pont Company for 25 years, retiring in 1991. Jean believed in giving...
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William Richard Coleman

November 14, 1926 - November 11, 2016

William Richard Coleman, age 89, of Newark, DE peacefully went to be with the Lord on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1926 in Person County, North Carolina to the late, William Harrison Coleman and Olvie Blanche (Ellington) Coleman. William served in both the U.S. Navy and Army; he was a WWII veteran and U.S. Army retiree. He also...
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Harry Lee Davis

January 12, 1951 - November 11, 2016

Harry Lee Davis fell asleep in death at his home in Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 11, 2016. Born on January 12, 1951 in Pamplico, South Carolina, Harry was the first born child to the late Sarah Lee and Cleveland Davis. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he met his first wife Janet and had two children Lakala and Emiko. Harry and his second wife Marcia Bliey had two additional children...
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Donna Ham

February 22, 1958 - November 11, 2016

Donna May Ham, age 58, of Nottingham, PA, passed away peacefully November 11, 2016. Born February 22, 1958 to the late Billy Evans and Jennie (McCoury) Evans. Donna was a homemaker that enjoyed jewelry, shopping, and found her greatest joy in being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Donna is survived by her husband of 36 years, Donald Ham; her children: Stephanie Brown of...
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George Louis Becker

May 11, 1926 - November 8, 2016

George Louis Becker of Newark, DE passed away at home at the age of 90 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 following a short illness. He was born on the kitchen table on May 11, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late George Becker and his wife, Gertrude (Doerrzaphf) Becker. George proudly served in the United States Army in the 10th Armored Division in Germany during World War II. He...
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William Cloud Gheen

October 22, 1942 - November 7, 2016

William Cloud Gheen, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away November 7, 2016. Born October 22, 1942 in Chatham, PA, Bill was the son of the late William Goodwin Gheen and Cynthia Dora (Cloud) Gheen. Bill enjoyed fixing old lawn mowers, traveling to the Outer Banks with his wife, Darlene and spending time with his friends. Bill is survived by his son, Russ Gheen and his wife, Tracey and his two...
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Norma M. Fisher

September 10, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Norma (Nowland) Fisher, 93 years old, of Nottingham, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, expired on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Norma was born in Holloway Terrace, New Castle, DE, on September 10, 1923 to the late Hattie and George Nowland. Her husband of 60 years, Edward Fisher, died on June 19, 2006. Norma served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a graduate of the nursing...
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Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr.

December 31, 1945 - November 4, 2016

Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr., age, 70 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Genesis Healthcare Brackenville in Hockessin DE. Born on December 31, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Ballard and Audrey (Bolton) Hibbitts. Bob worked in the parts department for several auto dealers including, Quillen Brothers Ford, Sheehy Ford and Kirkwood Dodge. A...
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Edward T. Dever

September 3, 1944 - November 1, 2016

Edward T. "Ed" Dever, age 72, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born on September 3, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Jane (Black) Dever. Ed served his country proudly in the United States Army. He spent his career working with information technology, specializing in communications and computers. Ed retired from Sun Oil and went on to...
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Donald "Donny" Crothers

April 20, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Donald "Donny" C. Crothers, 66, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Mary Alice (Brown) Crothers and the late Alfred Thompson Crothers, Jr. Donny was the owner and operator of a dairy farm, called Long Green Farms, in Rising Sun, MD, which has been in the Crothers Family for over 250...
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Bernice May Harris

May 24, 1928 - October 29, 2016

Bernice May Harris, age 88, recently of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Bernice was born on May 24, 1928 in North Branch, Michigan to the late Basil McInally and Mabel (Stewart) McInally. She was a lifelong resident of North Branch, Lapeer County Michigan until her retirement and she and her husband moved to Zephyrhills, Florida in 1989. Bernice worked for 30+...
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Kay S. Jamison

January 12, 1937 - October 26, 2016

Kay S. Jamison, 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Born January 12, 1937 in Lemoyne, PA. Kay was the daughter of the late Robert W. Skillington and the late Leona (Renniger) Skillington. Kay was a devoted member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was known for her handmade...
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Florence Lola Sweetman

February 15, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Florence Lola Sweetman, 76, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home. Born February 15, 1940 in Elkton, MD, Florence was the daughter of the late Walter James Case and Florence Lola (Marker) Case. Florence is survived by her five daughters, Carla J. MacDonald and husband, Douglas, of GA, Ellen R. Sweetman of Elkton, MD, Donna L. Laird and husband...
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John Jack Terrell

April 7, 1933 - October 25, 2016

John Hasson "Jack" Terrell, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He was born April 7, 1933 in Chester, PA to the late William H. Terrell and Josephine Leone (Rodebaugh) Terrell. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, between 1952 and 1953. He was a member of the Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Associate, VFW post #8276 in Delmar, MD and the...
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Wallace Henry Hansen

October 15, 1930 - October 25, 2016

Wallace (Wally) H. Hansen age, 86 of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. Born on October 15, 1930 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Jessie M. (Vargo) Hansen. Mr. Hansen was a retired Industrial Engineer. He earned his engineering degree from Lawrence Tech University in MI in 1953. Upon graduation he...
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Karen Lynn Gough

April 10, 1958 - October 24, 2016

Karen Lynn Gough, 58, of North East, MD passed away of natural causes on Monday, October 24, 2016 at her home. Born April 10, 1958 in Havre de Grace, MD, Karen was the daughter of the late Johnny Gilbert Lough and the late June Lee (Thompson) Lough. Karen dedicated her life to helping others overcome addiction. For the last 12 years, she worked at the Ashley Addiction Treatment Center,...
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Joshua Raymond Miller

September 27, 1983 - October 22, 2016

Joshua Raymond Miller, 33, of Jarrettsville, MD, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2016 at his home. Born on September 27, 1983 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Deborah Lynn Schwinzer and the late Raymond Lee Miller. Joshua was an avid woodworker. He greatly enjoyed building birdhouses, benches, shelves, and various other items. In addition to his mother and her husband, Herb...
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Marjorie J. Bennett

January 10, 1925 - October 21, 2016

Marjorie J. "Margie" Bennett, 91, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016. Born on January 10, 1925 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Grawl) Jamison. Margie is survived by sons: David S. Bennett and his wife, Phresedes, Gary P. Bennett and his wife, Jane, and Mark A. Bennett and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Marla J. Carter and her husband,...
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Wessels S. Pusey

August 26, 1916 - October 20, 2016

Wessels "Wes" S. Pusey, 100, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016. He was born on August 26, 1916 in Colora, MD to the late Howard and Bessie (Meloney) Pusey. Wes is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Georgia P. Pusey. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
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Audrey Clerihue Barnard

March 27, 1922 - October 19, 2016

Audrey Rae Clerihue was born March 27, 1922 in Charleroi, PA, the third daughter of Letitia Morris Clerihue and Charles Hamilton Clerihue. She lived in Ohio and Pennsylvania before the family moved to Cumberland, Maryland, where she met George W. Barnard at Allegany High School. They married in 1941 while he was a student at University of Maryland. Over the years they lived in Baltimore and...
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Kathryn I. Lutz

July 8, 1930 - October 17, 2016

Kathryn I. Lutz, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2016 at Millcroft Nursing Home, where she had resided since April. Born on July 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Leonhard and Erna (Schnieder) Lutz. Kay graduated from University of Wisconsin in June of 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. She moved to Delaware in 1958 and began...
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Howell Buddy Stewart

April 13, 1933 - October 16, 2016

Howell Ray "Buddy" Stewart, 83, of Perryville, MD passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Buddy was born on April 13, 1933 in Hanceville, AL to the late Lonnie Wilburn Stewart and Tera Lee (Anderson) Stewart. Buddy was a proud member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist church since 1983. He had a lifelong career in heating and air conditioning and owned 3 different heating and air conditioning...
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Mary Crossan

July 23, 1937 - October 16, 2016

Mary Katherine Crossan, 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016 at her home. Born July 23, 1937 in Wilmington, DE, Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas Austin Rees and the late Meriam (Almon) Rees. Mary worked at W. L. Gore as a production worker where she retired in 2002. She enjoyed watching the Philadelphia sports teams – the Eagles, Phillies, and the...
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William E. "Wes" Startt

August 26, 1962 - October 15, 2016

William E. "Wes" Startt, 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016. Born on August 26, 1962 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of William "Bill" and Edith "Sue" (Onizuk) Startt. Wes helped everyone he could. He enjoyed painting, especially angel statues and pictures of the Blessed Mother. Wes also loved being outdoors, working in the yard, and flower gardening. His greatest joy...
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Violet Shirley Powers

May 1, 1923 - October 14, 2016

Violet Shirley Powers, "Shirley", age 93 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 14, 2016. She was born on May 1, 1923 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late, Austin Green Roberts and Gertrude Dellafare (Gamble) Roberts. Shirley proudly served her country as W.O.W girl at Triumph Power Plant in Elkton, MD during WWII. She was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking,...
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Howard F. Delp, Sr., "Chief"

October 31, 1933 - October 12, 2016

Howard F. Delp, Sr. "Chief", age 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Rising Sun, MD. He was born on October 31, 1933 in Piney Creek, NC, to the late D. Luther Delp and the late Virginia Blanche (Billings) Delp. Howard owned and operated Sun Electric Company with his business partner, Harvey Coale. He served on the Board of...
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Prudence "Prue" Wyatt Leahy Chance

September 1, 1930 - October 8, 2016

Prue Chance age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Millcroft Senior Living in Newark, DE. Born September 1, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, Prue was the daughter of the late A. Earl Wyatt and Marie Fielding Martin. When her mother died, her father remarried Geraldine Meyer. Prue was educated in the St. Louis Public Schools. Her family moved to Newark in 1944. Her...
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Daniel Eugene Miller, Sr.

November 2, 1931 - October 8, 2016

Daniel Eugene Miller, Sr., 84, a former longtime resident of Cordele Road in Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD. Born on November 2, 1931, in Boothe, WV, he was the son of the late Oscar and Nellie (Blankenship) Miller. Daniel was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. After the conclusion of...
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Albert Louis Luff

June 27, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Albert Louis Luff, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on October 8, 2016. He was born, one of eleven children, on June 27, 1927 in Lincoln University, PA to the late Arley and Elsie Walls Luff. He worked as a young man in a grocery store in the Oxford area and graduated from Oxford High school in 1945. He then joined the Army Air Corps and served in Japan during the Japanese Occupation. ...
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Dale Thomas Pennington

October 10, 1955 - October 1, 2016

Dale Thomas Pennington, 60, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016. Born October 10, 1955 in Salem County, New Jersey, Dale was the son of Helen Joan (Tolson) Pennington and the late Robert L. Pennington. Dale loved fishing and playing pool. He enjoyed working on anything mechanical especially fixing cars. Dale was the kindest man you'd ever meet and would give you the shirt...
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Suzanne Dwyer Oybkhan

December 9, 1932 - October 1, 2016

Suzanne Dwyer Oybkhan, age 83, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Born December 9, 1932 at the Flower Hospital in Newark, DE, Suzanne was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Tweed) Dwyer. Suzanne graduated from Newark High School in 1951 and went on to work for the Chrysler Corporation, where she retired after 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling with her...
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Thomas John Leister, Jr.

April 30, 1995 - September 30, 2016

Thomas John Leister, Jr., born April 30th 1995 in Coatesville, PA, passed away peacefully September 30th 2016. Tommy went to North East High School and Rising Sun High School. Everyone who knew Tommy loved him. He never let things keep him down and saw the good in all. Tommy loved to work with his hands; he was great with origami. Tommy worked as a drywall finisher and Maintenance Man at Stony...
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Michael William Gerjovich

December 15, 1944 - September 30, 2016

Michael William Gerjovich, age 71, of Brentwood, New York, passed away September 30, 2016. Born December 15, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, Michael was the son of the late Henry and Dorothy Gerjovich. Michael was a passionate and accomplished artist with degrees from the University of Delaware and York Academy of Art. Ms. Ligoa Duncan was Michael's greatest influence. His most notable...
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William "Bill" Munch, Jr.

October 28, 1927 - September 23, 2016

William "Bill" Munch, Jr., age 88, of Newark, DE passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Somerford House in Newark, DE. He was born October 28, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, to the late William, Sr., and Virginia (Bach) Munch. Bill graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. After graduation, Bill served as a deck officer on tankers and later sold marine equipment,...
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Edwin Clinger Urban III

April 26, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Rev. Edwin Clinger Urban III, 86 years old, graduated to heaven's glory and was received into the arms of Jesus on September 20, 2016. He was in care at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Edwin concluded his journey holding the hands of loved ones and was welcomed into eternity by his beloved wife Gwendolyn and infant son, Tommy. Born in Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 1930, Ed was the son of...
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Andree Van Dyke

March 5, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Andree Solange Caillaud VanDyke, age 90, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Laurelwood Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. She was born on March 5, 1926 in Bordeaux, France to the late Vallantine Caillaud and Louis Revel. Andree is survived by her children: Christine Miller (Russ) of Rising Sun, MD, Geraldine Long (Robert) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Albert VanDyke of...
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Debra "Debbie" R. Bailey

March 23, 1954 - September 18, 2016

Debra R. Bailey "Debbie" Debra R. Bailey, "Debbie", age 62 of Warwick, MD passed away on September 18, 2016. She was born on March 23, 1954 in Chester, PA to the late, Raymond D. Armstrong and Cora (Staver) Armstrong. Debbie was a 1972 graduate of Claymont High School where she met her husband, Jim. They married in 1972 during their Easter vacation. Debbie's main priority in life was...
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Margaret Penland

January 17, 1934 - September 16, 2016

Margaret Ann Penland, 82, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, September 16, 2016. Born January 17, 1934 in West Virginia, Margaret was the daughter of the late William Fabinski and the late Thelma (Caldwell) Stevens. Margaret was a long time member of the Maranatha Baptist Church of Elkton, MD. She was an avid and talented gardener who could grow anything. She loved plants and spent all of her...
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Richard K. Wilson, Jr.

October 23, 1942 - September 15, 2016

Richard K. Wilson Jr., 73, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016. Born October 23, 1942 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Richard K. Wilson Sr. and Virginia (Harris) Wilson. Richard served his country in the United States Army. He worked in glass sales on the road for over twenty years with Hires Turner Glass of Wilmington, DE and Hawkins Glass Co. of Waldorf, MD....
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Dean Ferrin

November 27, 1934 - September 14, 2016

Dean Carlton Ferrin, 81, of Newark, DE passed away September 14, 2016. Born November 27, 1934 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Dean was the son of the late Wendall Lee Ferrin and Marion C. (Foley) Ferrin. Dean worked as a salesman throughout the Cecil County area, working for Frito Lay for fifteen years and for Sysco Food for twelve years. He enjoyed building and restoring classic cars and riding...
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Joseph Gerald "Zeke" Gilley

November 29, 1934 - September 13, 2016

Joseph Gerald "Zeke" Gilley, age 81, of Colora, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1934 in Lansing, NC to the late Paul J. Gilley and Ruth Pearl (Miller) Gilley. Zeke was a computer programmer specialist for the government. He could fix anything and enjoyed fixing electronics and cars. Zeke was an avid fan of cars and drag racing. Zeke found pleasure in...
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Thomas Edward "Ted" Davis

April 27, 1932 - September 12, 2016

Thomas Edward "Ted" Davis, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born on April 27, 1932 in Newark, DE to the late Robert B., Sr., and Mildred Ferguson Davis.

 A lifelong resident of Newark, Ted proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and remained on reserves until 1961. He retired from a career in...
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Maria Meadows

March 13, 1957 - September 11, 2016

Maria Louise Meadows, age 59, of Ocala, FL died Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was born on March 13, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lonnie Ray Meadows and Nellie Lee (Moye) Meadows. Maria retired from General Motors of Wilmington, DE in 2007 from her career as an assembly line worker. She was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Elkton, MD and attended First Baptist Church of...
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