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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

At R.T. Foard Funeral Home, we believe in providing the highest quality of service to you and our community. Our family of funeral professionals is dedicated to helping you create a memorable celebration of the life that has been lived.

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

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Our Obituaries

Jesse Wilson Spencer

April 6, 1936 - October 14, 2018

Jesse Wilson Spencer of Wilmington, DE, age 82 passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born on April 6, 1936 in Herndon, VA to the late Jesse Garmon Spencer and Gladys (Thompson) Spencer. Jesse was a graduate of Newark High School in Newark, DE. He continued his education at Goldey-Beacom College, receiving an Associate's degree in business and later attended East Carolina College earning...
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Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr.

September 7, 1960 - October 13, 2018

Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr., age 58, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 13, 2018. Born on September 7, 1960 in Upland, PA. Ron was the son of Shirley Ann (Booth) Smith and the late Ronald Joseph Smith, Sr. Ron moved to Rising Sun when he was 12 years old and became very active within the community, which he grew to love. He attended Rising Sun High School and then transferred to West...
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Rodney Wayne White

September 8, 1964 - October 10, 2018

Rodney Wayne White, "Tater" died on October 10, 2018 at the age of 54. He was born September 8, 1964 in Havre de Grace, MD to Evelyn B. White (Cox) and the late Rodney L. White. Wayne was a horse groomer/trainer and spent most of his profession working around standardbred horses and racing them in various places, including Germany. He was a very knowledgeable person and could discuss any...
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Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr.

August 15, 1989 - October 7, 2018

Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr., age 29, of Rehoboth, DE lost his battle with drug addiction on October 7, 2018. Andrew was born in Elkton, MD on August 15, 1989. Andrew graduated from Elkton High School in 2009. He was a feisty young man who liked to have his own version of fun. Andrew was self employed as a mobile mechanic, he loved working on cars and fishing. He was a friend to everyone and...
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Mary E. Mazurick

July 26, 1930 - October 7, 2018

Mary E. Mazurick, age 88 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 7, 2018. She was born on July 26, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late Lawrence Edmund White and Vera Belle (Shaw) White. Mary was a devout Christian and was a former member of Wallace Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed attending church activities and Bible studies. Mary was a loving mother to her three children: John, Nancy, and...
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John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack"

December 25, 1927 - October 6, 2018

John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack", age 90 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on October 6, 2018. He was born on December 25, 1927 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Brandenberger, Sr. and Florence (Bonsall) Brandenberger. Jack grew up in Wilmington, DE and after high school, he was employed by Sun Oil Company where he was promoted to the Sun Oil Honor Club. He retired to Chesapeake City...
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Barbara Ann McKeown

December 3, 1952 - October 6, 2018

Barbara Ann McKeown, age 65 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 6, 2018. She was born on December 3, 1952 in New Brunswick, NJ to the late Tobe F. King and Alice W. (Donnelly) King. Barbara graduated from Elkton High School in 1971. She went on to work for Schumacher in Newark, DE for many years. Barbara loved flowers and plants and she loved all types of crafts. She will be remembered for...
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Agnes Eva Eskridge

February 5, 1929 - October 4, 2018

Agnes Eva Eskridge of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018. Born on February 5, 1929 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Elsworth Howell Johnson and Elsie Malinda (Grant) Johnson. Agnes worked on Main St. in Elkton, MD her entire life. She worked for Mokal's during her high school years and went on to work for J.J Newberry's for over 35 years, from which she retired in...
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Frank Marinelli

December 21, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Frank Marinelli, age 93 of Newark, DE, died on October 1, 2018. He was born on December 21, 1924 in New York, NY to the late Francesco Marinelli and Filomena Marinelli (Esposito). Drafted shortly after his 18th birthday, Frank was sent to study engineering at Manhattan College under the Army Specialized Training Program. When that program was eliminated due to critical manpower shortages, he...
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Patsy Mae Franklin

November 2, 1951 - September 29, 2018

Patsy Mae Franklin, age 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Marion, NC on November 2, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward and Mamie Melvina (Effler) Simmons. Patsy greatly enjoyed going to yard sales, flower gardening in her yard, which was her happy place, and listening to her most favorite music artist, Elvis Presley, of whom she was a...
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Leigha Suzanne Schultz

March 31, 1982 - September 28, 2018

Leigha Suzanne Schultz, age 36, of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, September 28, 2018. Born March 31, 1982 in Wilmington, DE, Leigha was the daughter of Gene R. Schultz and Linda (O'Neal) Pierson. Leigha was a 2001 graduate of William Penn Highschool in New Castle, DE where Art was her favorite subject and Mr. Hudson was her favorite teacher. She worked for...
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Frederick Harold Birth, Jr.

August 27, 1963 - September 26, 2018

Frederick Harold Birth, Jr. "Freddie", age 55 of Wilmington, DE passed away on September 26, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1963 in West Chester, PA to Laura (Hess) Breeding and the late Frederick Harold Birth, Sr. Freddie, "Junie" graduated from Middletown High School in 1981. Soon after graduation, he joined the US Army where he proudly served until 1987. After his military career, he went...
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Patsy Ann Rush

October 19, 1944 - September 25, 2018

Patsy A. Rush, age 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia on October 19, 1944, Patsy was the daughter of the late Wilford Boone and Daisy Mozell (Richmond) Boone. Patsy was a graduate of Talcott High School in Talcott, WV. She was a longtime member of and worked as a secretary for the Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, MD...
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Sandra Cook Bradford

June 4, 1955 - September 22, 2018

Sandra Cook Bradford, age 63, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. Born June 4, 1955 in Wilmington, DE, Sandi was the daughter of the late John Richard Cook and the late Anne Elizabeth (Hasson) Hickman. Sandi was a 1973 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE. She went on to receive a brief education from the Lankenau Hospital Nursing...
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John Michael Frymiare

August 22, 1990 - September 20, 2018

John Michael Frymiare, age 28 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 20, 2018. He was born on August 22, 1990 in Havre de Grace, MD. John was a graduate of Rising Sun High School class of 2009, where he played soccer for four years. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 with a bachelor degree in history. John worked with government contracting at Aberdeen Proving Ground as...
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Victor C. Webb, Sr.

November 24, 1927 - September 20, 2018

Victor C. Webb, Sr., age 90, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018. Born on November 24, 1927 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Reece B. and Osa (Reedy) Webb. Victor served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He owned and operated several mushroom farms in the Rising Sun, MD and Oxford, PA areas. Victor greatly enjoyed his work, but his...
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Paul David Elwood

November 16, 1945 - September 19, 2018

Paul David Elwood, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Born November 16, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David Leroy Elwood, Jr. and the late Rita Ann (Kelly) Elwood. Paul served his country proudly in the United States Army. He graduated in June 1967 from the Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA. Paul served as Second...
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Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte

June 12, 1964 - September 16, 2018

Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte, age 54 of Newark, DE, passed away September 16, 2018. He was born June 12, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Joyce M. Fair (Edwards) and the late Ralph J. Bolte. Mitch was a professional commercial and residential painter. He was a quiet man and lived a simple life. Mitch enjoyed gardening, landscaping and the outdoors. He was an Elkton Little League "All Star."...
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Hildegard "Hilda" Bell

June 4, 1931 - September 15, 2018

Hildegard D. Bell of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, she was 87. Born in Rochester, NY on June 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Friedrick G. and Sophie A. (Ortlepp) Giesemann. Hilda attended William Penn High School and Delaware Technical Community College. She spent time working at the News Journal paper in Wilmington, DE, Delaware Park and at...
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Marcella A. Lawler

October 28, 1936 - September 12, 2018

Marcella A. Lawler, age 81 of Newark, DE, passed away on September 12, 2018. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Marcella (Mulligan) Hoffman and Clifford Hoffman. Marcella was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. She and Alfred, her husband of 59 years, met while both dance skating in Long Island, NY. Alfred introduced her to Irish dancing, which Marcella loved. She enjoyed all...
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Patricia Byrd McCormick

September 30, 1955 - September 11, 2018

Patricia Byrd McCormick, age 62 of Elkton, passed away September 11, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Albuquerque, NM to the late Lavera (Berry) Byrd and Kenneth Venters Byrd. Trish was an Air Force brat and would often travel overseas on tours with her family. Her and her husband, Gordon Levi McCormick, Jr., of 42 years would also travel for duty, and even went on a Princess...
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Nellie "Nell" Daly

July 20, 1924 - September 10, 2018

Nellie "Nell" Edwards Daly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 10, 2018. She was born July 20, 1924 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy and Verlyn (McCann) Edwards. Nell was the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. John Patrick Daly, Jr. Together they raised 6 children while traveling the world. Nell was a devout Catholic and worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of...
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Patsy E. Medina

August 10, 1940 - September 10, 2018

Patsy E. Medina, age 78 of Elkton, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 10, 2018. She was born on August 10, 1940 in Cedar Bluff, VA to the late Ben Dover Stinson and Bertha Leona (Jackson) Stinson. Patsy grew up during a time when resources were limited and because of this, she quickly learned how to be resourceful and make the best out of all situations. When life...
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Warren Louis Muehlberger

October 4, 1944 - September 10, 2018

Warren Muehlberger, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born October 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Louis and Barbara (Dorschel) Muehlberger. Warren graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Baltimore County in June 1962. He retired as an Illustrator from US Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on March 31, 2000...
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Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner

June 5, 1959 - September 9, 2018

Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1959, in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert P. and Edna D. (Greenplate) Graves. A 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, Amy was a beloved member of the community who shared her impressive gifts on a variety of...
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John Estle Vaughan, Jr.

July 13, 1957 - September 9, 2018

John Estle Vaughan, Jr. age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1957 in West Grove, PA to Donna Rae (Strawbridge) Vaughan and the late John Estle Vaughan, Sr. John graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1975. He spent a lot of time with his friends at the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun. He had many hobbies...
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Emily Goscinski Czarnecki

December 6, 1928 - September 7, 2018

Emily Goscinski Czarnecki, age 89 of Elkton, MD ended her journey of life on Friday, September 7, 2018. Born December 6, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, Emily was the daughter of the late Leon and Elizabeth (Novak) Goscinski. Emily worked as a secretary for Graduate Admissions at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She took great pride in being able to help guide students as they aspired to achieve...
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Mark Dugger

January 19, 1970 - September 7, 2018

Mark Dugger, age 48, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018. A lifelong resident of Conowingo, he was born on January 19, 1970. Mark graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1988 and RETS Technical School in 1990. He was employed by Armstrong in Rising Sun, MD for over 28 years, working as a line technician and engineer...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin

January 14, 1936 - September 6, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin of Elkton, MD, originally of South Philly, age 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was born on January 14, 1936 to the late Albert and Lucy (Marino) Ianieri. She is survived by: Al Sandlin of Elkton, MD, Tom (Suzanne) Sandlin of Philadelphia, PA and John (Linda) Sandlin of Rising Sun, MD, Karen Schell of...
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Versie Hamilton

December 20, 1946 - September 5, 2018

Versie Hamilton, age 71 of Conowingo, MD passed away on September 5, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1946 in Manchester, KY to the late Johnny Jackson and Addie (Collett) Jackson. Versie was an active member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and support that the church brought to her life. Versie had a passion for exploring flea markets and attending yard sales to...
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Carole C. Shew

December 25, 1940 - September 4, 2018

Carole Shew, beloved wife of Jacob Franklin Shew, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Carole was born on December 25, 1940, in Gary, West Virginia where she spent her childhood. She was the eldest child of Lawrence and Avis Christian. Carole was the first in her family to attend college, earning a full scholarship to Marshall University. She graduated in 1958 with a degree in...
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Yvonne Blakeley

February 5, 1936 - September 3, 2018

Yvonne Blakeley, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Born February 5, 1936 in Hinton, WV, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Stevens. Yvonne devoted her life to her faith and family and was a very dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Blythedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Perryville...
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Anne D. Nesbitt

August 2, 1921 - September 3, 2018

Anne D. Nesbitt, age 97 of Colora, MD passed away on September 3, 2018. She was born on August 2, 1921 in Colora, MD to the late Harry Maxwell Dinsmore and Mary Jane (Krauss) Dinsmore. Anne was a lifelong resident of Colora, MD. She came from a large family with twelve siblings of whom she outlived. Anne studied Cosmetology and worked as a Beautician Hair Stylist throughout her entire life. ...
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Elvira Rita Hoyle

January 27, 1923 - September 3, 2018

Elvira Hoyle, age 95, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away, Monday, September 3rd, 2018. Elvira was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 27, 1923 to the late Pasquelle and Christina Procario. Elvira was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who took pride in raising her family. Elvira loved opera music and enjoyed a good crab cake. She is preceded in death by her husband, William...
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Ann K. Kennard

March 12, 1926 - September 1, 2018

Ann K. Kennard, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on September 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William L. Koehler and Beulah B. (Hicks) Koehler. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA. After graduating from Upper Darby High School in 1944 Ann attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, Delaware and became a Registered...
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Austin R. Hurley, "Bud"

May 31, 1937 - August 29, 2018

Austin R. "Bud" Hurley, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 31, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Jeanette (Nieb) and Richard Hurley. Bud worked as a welder at the Chrysler Automotive plant in Newark from which he retired after 27 years of service. Through his life, he enjoyed bowling, archery, fishing and...
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Evelyn June Stamatoff

June 2, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Evelyn June Stamatoff, age 83, of Newfoundland, PA passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018. Born in New York City, NY on June 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Gelu S. and Sarah (Ames) Stamatoff. Evelyn resided in New Jersey until she was 15 years old; her family then moved to Newark, DE. In 1990, she moved to Pennsylvania, living at Devereux Pocono Center for 28 years. Evelyn loved...
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William "Bill" Fell

June 21, 1932 - August 26, 2018

William "Bill" Longacre Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018. Born on June 21, 1932 in Calvert, MD, he was the son of the late Norman Job and Rosa (Longacre) Fell. Bill graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree. He played varsity soccer and was also a member of the ROTC program, leading him to become a personnel...
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James Tennent Kinnon III

January 14, 1951 - August 25, 2018

James "Jim" Tennent Kinnon III of Elkton, MD, age 67, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1951 in Abington, PA to the late James Tennent Kinnon, Jr. and Dolores Mildred (Rinck) Kinnon. Jim worked as a Boilermaker for 12 years with the Delaware City Refinery and was a member of the Boilermakers Local 13 Union of Levittown, PA for 20 years before retiring in 2002....
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Marliss L. Wilson

May 26, 1946 - August 22, 2018

Marliss L. Wilson, age 72, Of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Cadia HealthCare in Pike Creek. She was born on May 26, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Elizabeth (Price) Lazzer. After graduating from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Marliss worked as an administrative assistant. She made a career of it working for the Eastern Methodist Conference of...
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Charles Stewart Demond, Jr., "Stew"

June 8, 1951 - August 21, 2018

Charles Stewart Demond, Jr., "Stew", age 67 of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at his residence. Born June 8, 1951 in Elkton, MD, Stew was the son of the late Stewart and Jean (Rowles) Demond. Stew was a kind and giving person. He loved making people laugh and leaving them with a smile. He was a true waterman at heart and his second home was on or near the water. He...
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Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr.

April 28, 1943 - August 21, 2018

Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1943 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Francis Guy McGrady and Lida (Ewing) McGrady. Harvey graduated from West Nottingham Academy. A hard worker, he was a self-employed farmer and rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for...
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George Rex Lloyd

August 16, 1954 - August 20, 2018

George Rex Lloyd, age 64, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on August 20, 2018 aboard the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship. Born on August 16, 1954 in Torrance, CA, he was the son of the late Julius and Letha (Thompson) Lloyd. George served his country proudly in the US Army for 8 years during the Vietnam War era. He continued serving with the Department of the Army for 30 more years as a...
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Franklin "Frankie" Hurst

March 6, 1933 - August 20, 2018

Franklin David Hurst, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on August 20, 2018. He was born on March 6, 1933 in Trenton, FL to the late John T. Hurst, Sr. and Evie (Beasley) Hurst. Franklin worked as a heavy equipment operator for 35 years, most recently for Christiana Excavating, before retiring in 2010. He took great pride in his work. Franklin loved spending time with his family. He was well...
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Milton A. Johnson

October 10, 1919 - August 16, 2018

Milton A. Johnson of Dover, DE, age 98, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1919 in Knoxville, IA to the late Joseph H. Johnson and Pearl (Eastburn) Johnson. Milton proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, having served in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He earned a Bachelor's degree in business from Grinnell College and went on to...
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Ruth Ann Price

February 15, 1947 - August 16, 2018

Ruth Ann Price, age 71, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2018. Born on February 15, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Aries Cox Cornett, Sr. and Theresa Lee (Barnes) Cornett. Ruth was a very family-oriented woman, staying home to raise her child as well as caring for her mother. She loved listening to music, especially George Jones and Hank Williams, Jr. Ruth was also...
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Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr.

December 4, 1964 - August 15, 2018

Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr., age 53 of Newark, DE passed away on August 15, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Leon Joseph Turulski, Sr. and the late Gertrude (Dailey) Turulski. Leon graduated from Glasgow High School in 1982. He had a heart of gold and a spirit that was funny and genuine. He lived his own way and on his own terms. Family and friends referred to him as ...
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Mary E. Aiken

March 29, 1920 - August 15, 2018

Mary E. Aiken, nee McDowell, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on the morning of August 15th at the age of 98. Mary was a proud member of the Conrad Class of '39 and attended many of their reunions. Prior to World War II, she and James L. Aiken wed. During the war, she worked for Bellanca Aircraft. Home and family have always been central to her life. In 1962, she moved to a...
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Matthew H. "Harry" Lunsford

March 23, 1934 - August 14, 2018

Matthew H. Lunsford, (Harry) age 84 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 14, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1934 in Slagle, WV to the late Matthew H. Lunsford and Ruby Faye (Price) Russell. Harry grew up on a farm and continued the trade with his wife, Virginia and their twelve children. The family had a small farm in Rising Sun, MD where they milked cows and tended to other small animals. ...
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Ada Lucille Amy

February 2, 1927 - August 14, 2018

Ada Lucille Amy, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away August 14, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1927 in Bryn Athyn, PA to the late Ronald and Neva Webster. Ada loved her family and would look forward to spending every Sunday with them. She lovingly baked her homemade biscuits, topped with her homemade raspberry jelly, which everyone always looked forward to. Every Christmas she baked dozens...
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Sylva Mary Kestler

May 11, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Sylva Mary Kestler of Rising Sun, MD, age 76, went to join the Lord Monday, August 13, 2018. She was born on May 11, 1942 in Williamsport, MD to the late Raymond Gordon, Sr. and Katherine W. (Lisle) Gordon. Sylva was a proud alumni of Towson University where she earned her degree in education. She taught mathematics to various ages ranging from elementary school up through high school. Sylva...
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Helen Sharpensteen Preiss

December 2, 1922 - August 12, 2018

Helen Sharpensteen Preiss of Newark, DE, age 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Wilmington. She was born on December 2, 1922 in Port Huron, MI to the late James Thurman Sharpensteen and Mayme Laura (Holt) Sharpensteen. Helen spent her childhood in Michigan and earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Northern Michigan University in 1944. After a stint teaching high...
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Mary Ann Griffin

April 27, 1936 - August 12, 2018

Mary Ann Griffin, "Mimi", age 82 of North East, MD, formerly of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born April 27, 1936 in Clay, West Virginia. Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes (Legg) Keener. Mary Ann was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for many years. She was a hard-working woman who worked until she was 70 years old....
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Lula I. Pierce

August 3, 1922 - August 8, 2018

Lula I. Pierce, age 96 of Conowingo, MD passed away surrounded by her family on August 8, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Helen, West Virginia to the late Henry Eastridge and Etta (Roark) Eastridge. Lula was very family oriented and was known for her famous Sunday family dinners. She had a kind heart and made sure to support her family when they needed her the most. Lula took care of...
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Frank Charles Forster, Jr.

November 21, 1923 - August 7, 2018

Frank Charles Forster, Jr. age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, DE. He was born on November 21, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Charles, Sr. and Elsie Viola Bell Forster. Frank was a high school graduate of the Baltimore Polytech Institute. He then served his country proudly as a Naval Aviator during World War II. Upon his...
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James M. Hise

February 12, 1935 - August 4, 2018

James Merriam Hise passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on August 4, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born on February 12, 1935 in Ontario, NY. James served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. James, affectionately known as "Jim" is survived by his loving devoted wife of 33 years, Sherin and his four children Maria (Chris) Howley, Rita (Angelo) DiPlacido, James ...
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Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis

February 14, 1972 - August 3, 2018

Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis, age 46 of Windsor Locks, CT passed away on August 3, 2018 in Elkton, MD. Born on February 14, 1972 in Bogota, Colombia, Pedro was the son of Edgardo Aurelio Sarmiento and the late Magnolia Celis. Pedro was a very caring man with a noble heart. His family always came first and he would do whatever he could for them. He was a wonderful son, spouse, partner, brother...
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James L. Eubanks, "Jim"

December 25, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James L. Eubanks ("Jim"), age 78, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018. Born December 25, 1939, Jim was the son of the late, John and Hilda (Nickle) Eubanks. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE and was a graduate of Newark High School. He would meet with his fellow Newark High Grads once a month to have lunch and were referred to as the "Lunch Bunch". As a child, he...
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Tresa Lynn Nichols

May 24, 1968 - July 29, 2018

Tresa Lynn Nichols, age 50 of Conowingo, MD passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1968 in Elkton, MD to Edward Allen Nichols, Sr. and Shirley Ann (Montgomery) Nichols. Tresa will be remembered by her huge heart and love for all. She was a people person and never met a stranger. She loved everyone and all animals. Tresa enjoyed going crabbing on the Eastern Shore and always made...
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Barbara Faye Peter

May 6, 1939 - July 29, 2018

Barbara Faye Peter of Fairborn, OH, age 79, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. She was born on May 6, 1939 in Westerville, OH to the late Kenneth Cromwell and Dorothy Faye (Pennell) Snouffer. Barbara had a talent for creating beautiful artwork and she especially enjoyed drawing. She loved her family very much. Barbara's greatest pleasure was found in spending time with her children,...
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Michael Warren Carter

May 18, 1952 - July 27, 2018

Michael "Mike" Warren Carter, age 66 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home. Born May 18, 1952 in Milford, DE, Mike was the son of Helen May (King) Carter and the late Warren Howard Carter. Mike was a handy man and could fix anything. He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, most recently as a lab technician for DuPont. Mike loved spending time in nature...
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Raymond J. Schaal

March 2, 1927 - July 27, 2018

Raymond J. Schaal, age 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. Born on March 2, 1927 in Wilmington, DE, Raymond was the son of the late Joseph P. and Cora R. (Ray) Schaal. Raymond was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Los Angeles. Following the war, Raymond worked as a personnel manager for Beneficial Life Insurance Company...
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John Robert Baynes, Sr.

July 3, 1924 - July 24, 2018

John Robert Baynes, Sr., age 94 of Rising Sun, MD and Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Born July 3, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, John was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Mason) Baynes. John was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Europe during WWII. Following the war, John put himself through college where he earned his Master's...
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Martin P. Shestock

September 4, 1918 - July 23, 2018

Martin P. Shestock, age 99 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on July 23, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1918 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late Alex Shestock and Anastasia (Kusnevich) Shestock. Martin loved his country and proudly served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theatre. He always wore his WWII Veteran hat with pride and honor. After the war, he pursued a career as a heavy...
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Virona Gertrude Palmer

November 19, 1929 - July 22, 2018

Virona Gertrude Palmer, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born November 19, 1929 in Red Star, WV, Virona was the daughter of the late Dennis and Rose (Craft) Callahan. Virona was a lifelong member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Family and faith were what she held most near and dear to her heart. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family...
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Tony Jack Rhodes

March 28, 1993 - July 21, 2018

Tony Jack Rhodes, age 25, passed away on July 21, 2018. Born on March 28, 1993 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Kelly Taylor. Tony always enjoyed cooking, which lead him to become a chef and work at Applebees, Desaki, and McGlynns. In his free time, Tony loved riding dirt bikes, fishing, and listening to all genres of music. Tony is survived by his mother, Kelly Taylor (David Helsel);...
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Thomas G. Churchill, Jr.

March 9, 1928 - July 20, 2018

Thomas G. Churchill, Jr., age 90, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on July 20, 2018. Born on March 9, 1928 in Amarillo, TX, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Edna (Edmondson) Churchill. Thomas worked as a Chemist/Patent Professional for many years. He was employed at Chemical Abstracts Service from 1956-1962, Atlas Chemical Industries, now AstraZeneca, Inc....
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Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr.

July 28, 1934 - July 19, 2018

Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr., age 83 of North East, MD passed away on July 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1934 in North East, MD to the late John Guy and Edna May (Hammond) Guy. Clifford was the definition of a family man. He went out of his way to provide for his family and made sure that they had everything they needed and more. Family was the most important...
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Gerald Kenneth Greisemer, "Jerry"

August 4, 1936 - July 18, 2018

Gerald Kenneth Greisemer ("Jerry"), age 81, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Born August 4, 1936 in Abington, PA, Jerry was the son of the late Clarence A. and Kathryn E. (Mitchell) Greisemer. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He dedicated over twenty years of work at Fast Food Merchandising where he was a truck...
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Neil W. Keihm

December 11, 1932 - July 15, 2018

Neil W. Keihm, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2018. Born on December 11, 1932 in Pottsville, PA, he was the son of the late George and Louise (Adams) Keihm. Neil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy D. Keihm of West Grove, PA; daughters: Jane Louise Hooker of Maryland, and Sheryl Lynch of Hawaii; son, Eric Keihm of Utah; nephews: Scott Coombs and his wife, Linda, of Rhode...
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Nelson Day Stubbs

August 6, 1931 - July 14, 2018

Nelson Day Stubbs of Chesapeake City, MD, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Sr. and Wilda Adeline (McCauley) Stubbs. Nelson is survived by two sisters: Marjorie E. Austin of Chesapeake City, MD, and Dolores M. Ford of Warwick, MA; brother, Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Jr. of Chesapeake City, MD; three nephews:...
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Ronnie Guy Johnson, "Bud"

July 18, 1962 - July 13, 2018

Ronnie Guy Johnson ("Bud"), age 55, of Quarryville, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, July 13, 2018. Born July 18, 1962 in West Grove, PA, Bud is the son of Lorrain (Lipford) Johnson and the late Ferd Ace Johnson. Bud enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisher. His most treasured time was that spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Including his mother, Lorrain...
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Roscoe L. Exley

June 26, 1931 - July 13, 2018

Roscoe L Exley of Newark, DE, died peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born on June 26, 1931 in Box Iron, MD to the late John O. Exley and Lola Marie (Watson) Exley. Roscoe was the youngest of 15 children, and was the first in his family to attend college. He attended the University of Delaware, and was a brother in the Kappa Alpha fraternity, having served as the vice-president during...
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Millard Wilson Barker

May 12, 1927 - July 12, 2018

Millard Wilson Barker, age 91, of Colora, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Oxford Health Center in Oxford, PA. Born on May 12, 1927 in Ashe County, NC, he was the son of the late William and Pearl (Hamby) Barker. Millard was a long-time member of New Bridge Regular Baptist Church. He was a self-employed home builder for over 60 years, taking great pride and...
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Anita Mae Butterfield

August 10, 1935 - July 12, 2018

Anita Mae Butterfield, age 82, of Annville, PA passed away on July 12, 2018. Anita was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 10, 1935. Anita was a member of the Lifeway Church in Lebanon PA, she was a person of strong faith and loved the Lord. She was a very positive person always looking at the world through rose colored glasses. She was generous and giving, loved all people and was always kind,...
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John Richard Tinklepaugh

November 20, 1936 - July 11, 2018

John Richard Tinklepaugh, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2018. John was born in Binghamton, NY on November 20, 1936. He was the son of the late Joseph E. Tinklepaugh, Sr. and Pearl (Fletcher) Tinklepaugh. He grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church, an evangelical church in Binghamton that was formative for him. As a teenage counselor at the Word of Life Camp on Schroon Lake,...
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Charles (Sonny) A. Bennett, Jr.

August 24, 1940 - July 11, 2018

Charles A. (Sonny) Bennett, Jr., age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on July 11, 2018. Sonny was born in Elkton, MD on August 24, 1940 to the late Charles A. Bennett, Sr. and Anna Virginia Bennett. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. Sonny worked for many years as an auto mechanic at Chrysler Auto Manufacturing. He is survived by his son, Michael C. Bennett of Elkton...
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Harold Davis Hall

February 14, 1934 - July 11, 2018

Harold Davis Hall, 84, of Newark, Delaware, went home to his Creator on July 11, 2018. He was born February 14, 1934 in Milford, Delaware to the late John Causey Hall and Mary Davis Hall. A loving and devoted husband and father, Harold lived most of his life in Newark, where he enjoyed bowling when he was younger and loved the old TV westerns. He owned Brookside News Stand for over forty...
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Julie, Jacob, Brinley and Paxton Burton Edwards

March 16, 1977 - July 9, 2018

Julie Ann (Burton) Edwards, age 41, of Wilmington, DE and her three beautiful children: Jacob Matthew (6), Brinley Ann (4) and Paxton Reece (3) heartbreakingly left us on Monday, July 9, 2018 and were embraced by their Lord and Saviour. Julie was born on March 16, 1977 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John Henry Burton and the late Rosemary (Medley) Burton. Julie was a 1995 graduate of Page...
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Jamie Lee Hendrickson

February 20, 1984 - July 9, 2018

Jamie Lee Hendrickson of Elkton, MD, age 34 passed away Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born in Newark, DE on February 20, 1984 to Trudy Ann (Hendrickson) McMillan. Jamie is survived by her mother, Trudy McMillan and her husband, Cole McMillan of Elkton, MD; sister, Linda Coston and her husband, Tyron Coston, Sr. of Elkton, MD; sister, Melissa Hendrickson and her longtime companion, Larry Lewis...
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Raymond E. Durham

November 3, 1936 - July 8, 2018

Raymond E. Durham, 81, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018. He was a native Delawarean who was married 32 years to his beloved wife, Barbara. Ray was the eldest son of Frank and Dorothy Durham born in Wilmington, DE. He was a 1954 graduate of Conrad High School. He was very talented in football and other types of sports in school. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after...
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Betty Louise Holbrook

February 18, 1933 - July 5, 2018

Betty Louise Holbrook, age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born on February 18, 1933 in Conestoga, PA to the late Dan Oscar Thomas and Grace Miriam (Miller) Thomas. Betty, AKA Aunt Betts or Miss Betty, was one of few who graduated from New Valley Elementary School in Conowingo, MD which was a one room school house. She then went to Rising Sun High School where she was...
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Paula Elaine Brammer

November 11, 1959 - July 3, 2018

Paula Elaine Brammer, age 58, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018. Born on November 11, 1959 in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Ernest and Marie Louise (Quinlan) Proulx. Paula worked for many years as a Medical Billing Specialist for the Delaware Center for Digestive Care where she was always adored by her coworkers. She was a lover of horses, swimming,...
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Joan Rae Macleod

September 20, 1934 - July 2, 2018

Joan Rae Macleod, age 83, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born September 20, 1934 in South Portland, Maine, Joan was the daughter of the late Clayton Owen Farrar and the late Margaret Lyon (Wescott) Farrar. Joan worked as a secretary for Moran Shipping at the Waterfront in Portland, ME. She was known to be an early riser and a coffee-holic; she particularly...
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Thayer Dun White

April 12, 1941 - July 2, 2018

Thayer Dun White, age 77, passed away on July 2, 2018. Born in Somerville, MA on April 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Alden D. and Edith J. (Fish) White. Thayer received a degree in Spiritual Psychology. His life work and interests were in the related areas, but he put most of his emphasis on Primal Therapy. Thayer is survived by his sister, Sheddon Angelone, several nieces, a nephew...
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Joseph "Joe" Avena

July 15, 1979 - July 2, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Vincent Avena, age 38, of Newark, DE, passed away on July 2, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on July 15, 1979 to Carol Collins and Anthony Avena. Joe was a born entrepreneur, having opened a thriving landscaping business in 2017. He was dedicated to his customers and providing them with quality services. If it was green, leafy, or bore flowers, Joe was in his element. Joe...
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David Irvin Brookens, Jr.

May 2, 1960 - July 2, 2018

David Irvin Brookens, Jr., age 58 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. He was born May 2, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to the late David I. Brookens, Sr. and Delsie E. (Gooden) Brookens. Dave was a loving husband and father. He was also a devoted businessman and started his own company "Junkbeegone" in Chesapeake City. Dave kick started the recycling movement in Chesapeake City during...
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Opal Grace Goad

December 10, 1928 - July 2, 2018

Opal Grace Goad, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. She was born in Ashe County, NC on December 10, 1928 to the late William Jackson Keys and Lona Margaret (Miller) Keys. Opal was a seamstress at Fawn Grove Manufacturing in Rising Sun, MD for over 30 years. She was also a life-long member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. Opal especially loved reading her Bible and in...
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Ann B. Chase

January 31, 1932 - July 1, 2018

Ann Chase of Oxford, PA, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was born on January 31, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late Fred M. Burton and Winifred C. (Greene) Burton. Ann was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Chatham, PA and Farmington, ME for over 40 years. Maine was her favorite place to be...
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Marion C. Geesaman

January 31, 1924 - June 29, 2018

Marion C. Geesaman, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE on January 31, 1924, Marion was the daughter of the late Margaret A. Geesaman. During her early years, Marion attended a one-room country school in Ogletown for her first six years of education. She then attended Newark High School where she was a member of band, playing the...
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Anne Marie Oliver

January 13, 1928 - June 29, 2018

Anne Marie Oliver, age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born in Barnsboro, PA on January 13, 1928 to the late Santo Bongiovanni and Nancy (Mancuso) Bongiovanni. The family then relocated to New Brunswick, NJ where she spent her formative years. Anne graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1946. She graduated with a Diploma plus Certificate in...
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John "Jack" Evans

October 11, 1963 - June 24, 2018

Jack Evans, age 54, of Newark, DE passed away June 24, 2018. He was born in Lewes, DE on October 11, 1963 to Vera Evans and the late William Evans. Jack worked for various Group Homes as a psychologist and was an avid reader with a library full of books. He loved playing with his kids and would frequent the beaches in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Some of Jack's hobbies at the beach...
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Clara A. Cease

March 18, 1933 - June 24, 2018

Clara A. Cease, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Anne Arundel County, MD, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018. Born on March 18, 1933 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clemens and Ruth (Ruggles) Andrus. Clara grew up as a farmer's daughter, inspiring her love of gardening, picking fruits, and canning. She was an amazing cook and loved eating her many wonderful dishes....
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Patrick Joseph Glynn

July 28, 1940 - June 22, 2018

Patrick Joseph Glynn, age 77 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1940 in Long Island, New York to the late Joseph Glynn and Freida (Neuman) Glynn. Pat was employed by Alger Oil Company for 37 years as a Service Manager and he retired in 2006. He was a member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Maryland. During the 1970...
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Thomas Doherty Byrne

January 12, 1928 - June 20, 2018

Colonel Thomas Doherty Byrne, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on June 20, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born on January 12, 1928 in North East, MD, he was the son of the late Russell F. and Frances M. (Lawrence) Byrne. Tom graduated from high school in Havre de Grace, MD. In January of 1946, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Camp Lee, VA, the Army of Occupation in Germany,...
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Clarissa Adele Stroupe

November 30, 1961 - June 20, 2018

Clarissa "Rissa" Adele Stroupe, age 56, of Elkton, MD passed away on June 20, 2018. Born on November 30, 1961 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Lucy A. (Hoffman) Fox and Ralph Fox. Rissa was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene where she spent many hours helping the church with any activities they had going on. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend and she...
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Karen Ann Marganski

November 21, 1948 - June 16, 2018

Karen Ann Marganski, age 69, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born November 21, 1948, Karen was the daughter of the late Anthony and Ann (Bifoco) Civitello. Karen worked for DuPont as a paralegal for over twenty years. Her pride and joy in life were her darling grandchildren. Karen is survived by her husband, Robert Marganski; daughter, Lise Marganski; two grandchildren...
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Stephanie Ann Shelton

June 6, 1989 - June 14, 2018

Stephanie Ann Shelton, age 29, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born June 6, 1989, Stephanie was the daughter of John W. Shelton, Jr. and Ann M. Dvorak. Stephanie was a loving and caring woman who loved making people laugh. She attended North East High where she was an exceptional student and went on to attend Cecil College where she made Dean's List. Her passion...
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Wayne K. Swank

December 5, 1954 - June 14, 2018

Wayne K. Swank, age 63 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born on December 5, 1954 in Chester, PA to Donald Dodge Swank and Mildred C. (Ihant) Swank. Wayne was a sales associate at Home Depot for 15 years. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and would find time to go to the movies, play board games, read the Bible, and raise fresh water fish. He particularly liked raising betta...
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June Joyce Smith

June 3, 1933 - June 14, 2018

June Joyce Smith, age 85, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 14, 2018. She was born on June 3, 1933 in New Jersey. June was a stay at home mom for many years until both of her children graduated from high school. She then went to work for Litman Jewelers at the Christiana Mall for 15 years. After retiring, June spent 8 years living with her son and daughter-in-law in North...
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