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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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

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Our Obituaries

Jean Parrish

January 15, 2021

Eleanor "Jean" Parrish (nee Brown) went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 19, 1928 in Montpelier, Vermont to the late Reverend Elias Bond Brown of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Mildred Ennis of Ontario, Canada. She was the sister of the late Barbara Brown. Jean graduated with a teaching degree from New Paltz State Teachers College...
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Liyalah Grace Gilcher

January 14, 2021 - January 14, 2021

With broken hearts, we welcomed our daughter, Liyalah Grace Gilcher, into the world on January 14th 2021, only to say Rest In Peace sweet and perfect angel...We love you and we will always remember our baby who was too beautiful for this world. The Lord gave you as a gift to us, and we know He has a wonderful plan for you in heaven! Please say a prayer for our little angel today. A poem for...
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Catherine Mae Lane

March 22, 1931 - January 14, 2021

Catherine Mae Lane of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on March 22, 1931 to the late Harry Charles McMullen and Beatrice (Pyle) McMullen. Catherine received her Master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor's degree from Lincoln University. She was Mayor of Rising Sun from 1990-1994. She was a social...
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Donald Paul Parag

August 13, 1961 - January 13, 2021

Donald Paul Parag of Wilmington, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Donald was born on August 13, 1961, in Wilmington, DE, to the late Paul Parag and Hazel Mae (Grace) Parag. Don owned and operated Don's Towing & Auto Sales since 1981, and recently worked at Design Contracting. He loved animals and has rescued many throughout his life. Don loved Harley motorcycles; he owned...
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Walter Keith Hovatter

April 14, 1930 - January 12, 2021

Walter "Keith" Hovatter of Rising Sun, MD, age 90, was welcomed to his eternal reward Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born on April 14, 1930 to the late Freda Nell Cathell and adopted by the late Walter Hovatter. Keith was born and raised in St. George, WV and graduated from Parsons High School in Parsons, WV. He proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Glynn during the Korean War. After his...
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William R. Grieser

November 11, 1941 - January 10, 2021

William Robert Grieser, age 79, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born on November 11, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert Grieser and Marion (Reese) DiMaio. William, known to friends as Bill, was a graduate of Salem Community College, and a Proud veteran of the Army Reserves. He was a lifelong employee of DuPont retiring in 1999. Bill is the...
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Milan Slijepcevic

October 30, 1963 - January 7, 2021

Milan Slijepcevic was an incredible human being. Anyone who knew him was immediately struck by his immense heart, childlike spirit, and boisterous laugh. He always laughed – no matter how silly the joke was. His laughter filled the spaces of every room, and it came from the heart. He was genuine to the core of his being, and honest to a fault. You always knew what you were getting with him,...
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Jeanne Marie Menge

January 6, 2021

Jeanne Marie "Jeannie" (Boas) Menge, 93, of Conowingo, formerly of Strasburg, PA went to her heavenly home on January 6, 2021 at Calvert Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Rising Sun, MD. Jeannie was born on July 24, 1927 in Lancaster, PA to the late Harry Michael and Thelma May (Sterling) Boas. She was a 1945 graduate of Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA. On September 11,...
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Edward Sowers Schweizer, USN

May 6, 1938 - January 6, 2021

Captain Edward Sowers Schweizer, USN (Ret), age 82 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away of congestive heart failure on January 6, 2021. He was born on May 6, 1938 in Houston, TX to the late General John Mel Schweizer, Jr. and Alicia (Sowers) Schweizer. Ed received a number of degrees from multiple universities. He was a graduate of University of Paris- La Sorbonne (D.S.), Occidental College in...
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Herbert I. Brown

August 25, 1925 - January 5, 2021

Herbert Irving Brown passed away January 5, 2021 beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Herb was born August 25, 1925 to Herbert and Sarah Lucinda (Crow) Brown in Newark, DE. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Robert and sister-in-law Dorothy and his sister Henrietta and brother-in-law Dan Mahan. Herb is survived by his loving wife Nancy ...
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James C.C. Barnes, Sr.

August 7, 1942 - January 5, 2021

James "Jim" C.C. Barnes, Sr., age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on August 7, 1942 to the late James Christopher Barnes and Adelaide (Currier) Barnes. Jim was an incredible salesman owning many businesses. He owned Truck Tire America working and operating, side by side with his son and wife. Jim had a passion for boating,...
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Joseph Francis Dailey , Jr.

May 1, 1931 - January 4, 2021

Joseph Francis Dailey, Jr., age 89 of Elkton, MD passed away on January 4, 2021. He was born on May 1, 1931 in Lewistown, PA to the late Joseph Francis Dailey, Sr. and Viola (George) Dembeck. Joseph was a proud US Army veteran. He served for 3 years, which included time he spent in the Korean War. He loved going to Rehoboth Beach where he enjoyed surf fishing and making memories with family...
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Miguel Angel Reyes

December 27, 1948 - January 3, 2021

Miguel Angel Reyes, Sr., "Papo 13" age 72, of Seaford, DE passed away January 3, 2021. He was born on December 27, 1948 in El Barrio Achiote de Naranjito, Puerto Rico to the late Engracia Reyes and Adela Fuentes. Papo 13 was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during Vietnam. He loved studying the bible, cooking, political history, and was musically talented. Papo 13 played guitar, bass, piano,...
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Rosemary N. Finlayson

May 4, 1924 - January 3, 2021

Rosemary Nemeth Finlayson of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at home. Rosemary was born in Homestead, PA on May 4, 1924. She was the daughter of Michael John Mille and Anna Rose Novack Mille of Pittsburgh, PA. Rosemary was a graduate of Duquesne University. She was a loving spouse and mother, teacher, and active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and The Center of Hope. She is...
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Benjamin S. Haines

February 12, 1940 - January 2, 2021

Benjamin S. Haines, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Ben was born February 12, 1940 in West Chester, PA, to the late Alfred and Rebecca Haines. Ben's life revolved around agriculture including working on the family dairy farm, operating his own silo and farm equipment business, enjoying hauling everything from Star...
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Nancy A. Curry

March 9, 1936 - January 1, 2021

Nancy A. Curry, age 84, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 1, 2021. She was born in West Grove, PA on March 9, 1936 to the late Glenn O. Osborne and Flora E. (Deaver) Hamilton. Nancy had a ceramic shop located in Rising Sun, MD named "Sun Ceramics." She enjoyed going on car rides, shopping, listening to classic country music and putting puzzles together. Nancy had a great love for any...
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William Earl Simmers

April 26, 1933 - December 31, 2020

William Earl Simmers, of Rising Sun, MD, passed into glory on Thursday, December 31st, 2020. He was 87. He was the son of the late Harvey E. and Estella Marie Kirkwood Simmers. Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Lee Akers Simmers. Earl graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1951, and married his sweetheart Peggy before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War....
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Carol Maxine Gutberlet

May 25, 1948 - December 29, 2020

Carol Maxine Gutberlet, age 72, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born in Fork, MD on May 25, 1948 to the late Frederick Carl Melber, Sr. and Lucille (McGrady) Melber. Carol took great joy in working around the yard with her husband, Gary. She loved playing bingo and was often known as the "Bingo Queen". During her free time, Carol enjoyed reading and...
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James K. Clark

February 26, 1946 - December 29, 2020

James K. Clark (Jim, Jimmy, Poppy) of Elkton, MD, age 74, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born in Elkton, MD to the late Vernie Ellen Bias. Jim attended Elkton High School then served in the United States Navy from 1963-1965. During his time in the Navy, he served aboard the supply ship, USS Antares, and the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. On August 14, 1965, Jim married the love...
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Jayden Allen Thompson

June 1, 2011 - December 28, 2020

Jayden Allen Thompson, age 9 of Oxford, PA passed away on December 28, 2020. He was born on June 1, 2011 in Elkton, MD to Meghan Lynn Kennard. Jayden was a very happy boy who always had a smile on his face. He brought so much joy and happiness to everyone who knew him. Although he could be ornery at times, he was a Mama's Boy. He enjoyed being around horses and going on rides with his mom. ...
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Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr.

April 20, 1950 - December 27, 2020

Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr., age 70, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Henry Joseph Gray, Sr. and Jean Marie (Ahern) Gray. Henny was a graduate of Elkton High School class of 1968. He worked as an electrician with IBEW Local #313 for 43 years. Henny moved to Saudi Arabia in October, 1978 and worked...
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Delores Emogene Reeves

November 26, 1927 - December 27, 2020

Delores Emogene Reeves, age 93, of Elkton, MD, passed away on December 27, 2020. She was born on November 26, 1927 in Verapoca, WV to the late Sam Mack Collins and Margaret Louise (Harmon) Collins. Delores loved listening to country music. She took great joy in spending time with her family. Delores will always be remembered as loving mother and grandmother. Delores is survived by her four...
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Jennifer Elizabeth Shifflett

March 29, 1978 - December 27, 2020

Jennifer Elizabeth Shifflett age 42 of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Jennifer was born on March 29, 1978 in Wilmington, DE to Daniel Shifflett and Kathleen F. (Dever) Shifflett. Jennifer graduated Elkton High School in 1996 and then Cecil Community College in 1998. She worked at MBNA, Bank of America and Citi Bank during her career. Jennifer was a huge Disney fan,...
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Thor Miller

May 15, 1991 - December 26, 2020

Thor Miller of Rising Sun, MD, age 29, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020. He was born in Fayetteville, AR to Mitchel Wayne Miller and Jane Celeste (Moore) Miller. Thor was born with a huge heart and channeled his caring for others through his love of baseball and numerous community efforts. A collegiate baseball scholarship allowed him to continue to help his team on the field, and he...
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Tanya Clair Hurley

August 22, 1934 - December 25, 2020

Our dear beloved mother Tanya Clair Hurley, age 86, Newark, Delaware, went home to be with the Lord on our dear Savior's (Jesus Christ) birthday, Christmas, December 25, 2020. Tanya was born to Frank and Sue (Cusano) Baldino on August 22, 1934, in Philadelphia. Tanya had a passion for art and was an art major studying and learning different techniques. She painted with water colors and oil...
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Robert Jamison Hall

March 13, 1934 - December 25, 2020

Robert Jamison Hall, "Bob", age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 25, 2020. He was born on March 13, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late John J. Hall and Kathryn (Bevans) Hall. Bob worked for Atlantic Aviation for many years and then was hired to work for DuPont as Chief of Maintenance of Aviation. He retired after 40 years. Bob loved to golf. He spent many days with his friends at local...
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Phyllis Marie Maier

December 8, 1932 - December 25, 2020

Phyllis Marie Maier of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. Phyllis was born on December 8, 1932 in Fox Chase, PA to the late Clark Cahall and Lillian (Wilson) Haley. Phyllis was a 1950 Newark High School graduate. She attended Goldey Beacom College and later worked for DuPont as a secretary and St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Newark. Phyllis was a very loving person...
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Howard Ray Pyle

January 19, 1931 - December 21, 2020

Howard Ray Pyle, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 21, 2020. He was born on January 19, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Casper Wince Pyle and Ida Margaret (Rock) Pyle. Howard was a painter for Local 921 for thirty-one years before retiring. He took great joy in spending time with his family and taking care of his lawn. Howard will be dearly missed by all who knew him. ...
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Ronnie Jack Bare

October 26, 1952 - December 20, 2020

Ronnie Jack Bare, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away December 20, 2020. He was born on October 26, 1952 in Traphill, NC to the late B. Leonard Bare and Perna Bare (Luffman). Ronnie was a hardworking man and loved his family. In his professional career, he was a welder by trade and often worked on heavy equipment. Ronnie enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing, NASCAR and camping....
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James E. "Jimmy" Flynn

April 5, 1933 - December 17, 2020

James E. "Jimmy" Flynn (1933-2020) James E. "Jimmy" Flynn, beloved father, grandfather, friend and coach, passed away peacefully of natural causes in the comfort of family on December 17, 2020. A man who cherished his faith and his family, Jimmy was 87. Born one of nine children in Pittsburgh on April 5, 1933, he was the son of John and Adele Flynn. He attended St. Philomena's parish grade...
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Cecil Clemith Pierce

June 29, 1940 - December 17, 2020

Cecil (Bud) Clemith Pierce, III, age 80, of North East, MD, passed away on December 17, 2020 surrounded by his immediate family. He was born in West Grove, Pennsylvania on June 29, 1940 to the late Cecil Clemith Pierce, Jr. and Dorothy (Gill) Pierce. Cecil was known to friends and family as Bud, Buddy, and Pop-Pop. He worked for W.L. Gore & Assoc. for thirty-nine years where he made many...
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Wipada "Kai" Keyes

September 9, 1955 - December 16, 2020

Wipada "Kai" Keyes, age 65, of Elkton, MD, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born in Thailand on September 9, 1955 to Turien and Somwang (Tosuwan) Sritubtim. Kai began life with her soul mate; husband James of 46 years, when they married in Thailand when she was 19. They came to the US to begin their new life together. Kai became a naturalized US...
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Alma Jean Weir

August 18, 1934 - December 16, 2020

Alma Jean Weir," Jean", age 86, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born in Fleetwood, NC on August 18, 1934 to the late Claude and Fannie (Goodman) Haire. Jean retired in 1989 after 35 years of service with the Federal Government. She was a secretary for NARFE and former Board Director at APG Bank. She also served many roles at Young at Heart in Havre...
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Myrtle H. Aurig

January 22, 1918 - December 15, 2020

Myrtle H. Aurig, age 102, passed away on December 15, 2020 in Elkton, MD. She was born on January 22, 1918 in New York, NY. to the late Herbert W. Hunsberger and Lidie Hunsberger (Quinn). Myrtle graduated from Collingswood High School. She then graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She worked many years in nursing at Pennsylvania Hospital and for a short...
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Ruby M. Bib

October 19, 1938 - December 15, 2020

Ruby M. Bib of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Ruby was born on October 19, 1938 in Twin Oaks, PA to the late Reuben Heath and Viola (Hill) Heath. Ruby worked as a clerk in Veteran's Administration and had also worked as a secretary in doctor's and lawyer's offices. She was a great home maker and mother and was a kind person. Ruby loved to sew and cook, and...
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Jeffrey Jay Hunt

September 23, 1965 - December 14, 2020

Jeffrey Jay Hunt, age 55 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 14, 2020. He was born on September 23, 1965 in West Grove, PA to the late George Albert Hunt and Margaret (Clifford) Hunt. Jeff was a life long resident of Cecil County, MD. He was a farmer who took great joy in caring for his fields, tractors, animals, and his dog, Buddy. Jeff will be dearly missed. Jeff is survived by his...
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Minnie Pearl Riffey

November 14, 1945 - December 14, 2020

Minnie Pearl Riffey of Conowingo, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 14, 2020. She was born in Townsend, DE on November 14, 1945 the daughter of Jacob Alexander Jones and Nellie Ann Jones. Minnie enjoyed knitting, having knitted many blankets over the years. She was fond of mowing her extensive yard and riding on the golf cart and spent an entertaining four months...
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James H. Webb, Sr.

May 15, 1944 - December 13, 2020

James "Jim" H. Webb, Sr., age 76, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on December 13, 2020. He was born in West Chester, PA on May 15, 1944 to the late Hubert A. Webb and Ruth Geraldine (Reed) Webb. Jim graduated from Rising Sun High School class of 1962. After graduating he worked side by side with his father in their family mushroom business. Jim then moved on to being a Rural Route Mail...
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Mark Bradley Phillips

June 4, 1959 - December 11, 2020

Mark Bradley Phillips, age 61 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 11, 2020. He was born on June 4, 1959 in Myersdale, PA to the late Harold Glenn Phillips and Katherine (Miller) Phillips. In Mark's spare time, he enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his sister, Kathy Faries and her husband, Gary and many other family members. Services will be held privately.
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Ada Rebecca Smith

December 21, 1914 - December 9, 2020

Ada "Miss Becky" Rebecca Smith of Cecilton, MD, age 105 passed away on December, 9, 2020. Becky was born in Cecilton, MD on December 21, 1914 to the late Daniel Everett Smith and Alice (Bennett) Smith. Becky graduated from George Biddle High School class of 1931. After high school she continued her education and graduated from Western Maryland College in 1935. Becky fulfilled her passion for...
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Kristopher Blane Perry

September 21, 1979 - December 9, 2020

Kristopher Blane Perry, age 41, of Belcamp, MD, passed away on December 9, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on September 21, 1979 to Tommy Wayne Perry and Linda Susan (Van Dyke) Holbrook. Kristopher was a Rising Sun High School graduate in 1997. He was a delivery driver for Conowingo Pizza for over twelve years. Kristopher was an avid comic book collector and enjoyed classic cars. His...
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Charles & Doris Cochran

December 8, 2020

Instead of preparing for their 69th wedding anniversary, Charles William Cochran, age 91 and Doris "Dottie" Marie Cochran, age 87 of Stevens, PA crossed over to Heaven together on December 8, 2020. Charles and Doris were never, ever apart. They met more than seven decades ago. A friend asked teenaged Dottie Darsney if she'd like to write to her cousin, Charlie, an Army soldier overseas in the...
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Brenda E. Veasey

August 28, 1946 - December 8, 2020

Brenda E. Veasey, age 74 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 8, 2020. She was born on August 28, 1946 in Tazewell, VA to the late Howard Hopkins and Thelma Brown. Brenda was a home maker. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and collecting light houses. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking walks with her daughters until her health issues took that away. Brenda was a very...
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Kenneth Martin Luther

March 17, 1932 - December 8, 2020

Kenneth Martin Luther, "Ken", age 88 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 8, 2020. He was born on March 17, 1932 in Pontiac, MI to the late Carl Lewis Luther and Alice Jenette (Tilton) Luther. Ken proudly served in the US Army from April 25, 1949 to February 1, 1971. He was a Staff Sergeant at Aberdeen Proving Grounds where he retired after 21 years and 7 months. He worked as a mechanic for...
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Daniel Gabriel Covelli

March 9, 1947 - December 7, 2020

Daniel Gabriel Covelli, age 73, of Middletown, DE passed away December 7, 2020. He was born on March 9, 1947 to the late Samuel John Covelli and Josephine Mary Covelli (Catalogna). Danny served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. After he came back from the war, he began his career with Delmarva Power Company and worked his way up from the bottom. Danny was rich in faith and...
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Robert "Fuzz" Shires, Sr.

July 2, 1934 - December 7, 2020

Robert "Fuzz" Donald Shires, Sr., age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on December 7, 2020. He was born in New Bridge, MD on July 2, 1934 to the late William Herschel Shires and Grace Marie (Madron) Shires. Fuzz proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Shires Body Shop for over fifty years before retiring. Fuzz was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Shriners,...
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Theresia Morfaw

May 10, 1932 - December 6, 2020

Theresia A. Morfaw of Bear, DE, age 88, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. Theresia was born on May 10, 1932 in Lebang-Fontem, Cameroon to the late Lekealem Tanyi-Mbu and Anyialem Tanyi-Mbu. Theresia was a God fearing woman, she loved God and praying. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Theresia loved dressing to the nines for any and every occasion….even if it was just to be around...
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Ellen Louise Coale

July 28, 1946 - December 6, 2020

Ellen Louise Coale, age 74, of Conowingo, MD passed away on December 6, 2020. She was born on July 28, 1946 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late James Walter Smith and Hester Louise Hughes (Eastridge). Ellen was a hardworking woman that devoted most of her professional career to ACME markets, which is where she worked for numerous years until 2011. She was a loving and caring mother and...
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Glenn "Bub" Charles Snyder, Sr

June 25, 1962 - December 6, 2020

Glenn "Bub" Charles Snyder, Sr., age 58, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1962 in Missouri to the late Robert Kenneth Snyder, Sr. and Peggy Mae (Zeger) Snyder. Bub loved spending time with his siblings, especially Kim and Kenny. He was a dedicated husband. Bub spent many Sunday nights joyfully singing to the senior citizens at the Elkton VFW....
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Alta Lea Eller

November 18, 1944 - December 6, 2020

Alta Lea Eller, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on December 6, 2020. She was born on November 18, 1944 to the late Claude Allen Sharpe and Ruby Sharpe (Taylor). Alta was a workaholic and held various jobs, which included RMR electric; Elkton Fashions; and Cashier at Acme in Havre de Grace. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and a member of...
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Thomas "Tom" Andrew Bergendahl

February 9, 1932 - December 5, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Andrew Bergendahl, of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was born in Minot, ND on February 9, 1932, to the late Paul John Bergendahl and Gussie Neely (Myracle) Bergendahl. He attended Tarleton State College and the University of Minnesota. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army; and of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he acted as a communications...
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Edward Mercer Neel

June 27, 1930 - December 4, 2020

Edward 'Ed' Mercer Neel of Hacks Point in Earleville, MD and Tarpon Bay in Port St Lucie, FL passed away suddenly on Friday, December 4, 2020. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dolores; their five children: Eddie, Jimmy, Kate Richard, Virginia Ferver and DeDe Benson. Additionally, he was the proud grandfather (and Pop-Pop) to thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Ed...
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George Wesley Hammond , Jr.

April 22, 1939 - December 4, 2020

George Wesley Hammond, Jr. of New Castle, DE, age 81 passed away Friday, December 4, 2020. He was born in Wilmington, DE on April 22, 1939 to the late George Wesley Hammond and Elaine Virginia (Watson) Hammond. George proudly served in the United States Navy as an engineer during the Korean War. He will be remembered dearly as a good, giving person that would do anything for you. George is...
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Ramona Yvonne Bundy

June 12, 1932 - December 4, 2020

Ramona Yvonne (Lavan) Bundy, age 88 passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at her residence in Oxford, PA. She was born on June 12, 1932 to the late Lorenzo Mark Lavan and Katherine Hannah (Kirker) Lavan. Ramona was a 1950 graduate of Falls Creek High School and a 1953 graduate of Allegheny School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. She married Leonard Bundy in 1955 after a whirlwind romance that...
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Kenneth Robert Stacherski, Sr.

February 24, 1943 - December 3, 2020

Kenneth Robert Stacherski, Sr. (Bubba), age 77 of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, December 3rd, 2020. He was born February 24, 1943 in Detroit, MI to the late Richard Stanley Stacherski and Eleanor Stacherski (Makowski). Kenneth proudly served in the United States Navy for 4 years. Kenneth retired from General Motors Plant where he worked in the Body Shop (welding). He is known for always...
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Mexie Esther Perry

January 31, 1925 - December 2, 2020

Mexie "Esther" Perry of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born on January 31, 1925 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Elbert T. Miller and Virginia Pearl (Herndon) Miller. Esther was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and lifetime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. A person that always kept busy, she was an avid reader, enjoyed spending time in her...
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Raymond R. Wolters

July 25, 1938 - December 1, 2020

Raymond Wolters passed away on December 1, 2020. He was 82 years old and the Thomas Muncy Keith Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Delaware. Professor Wolters was born in 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Margaret Reilly Wolters and Raymond Martin Wolters. He was educated at two Catholic elementary schools in Los Angeles County; at St. Francis High School near...
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Walter Joseph Graham

February 1, 1935 - November 29, 2020

Walter Joseph Graham of Elkton, (formerly, Baltimore), passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 85. Mr. Graham was a lifelong Marylander, having moved here from Philadelphia when he was six. He was a 1953 graduate of the Salesianum School in Wilmington and then served with the National Guard in the Tank Corps. Mr. Graham worked as an...
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Genevieve "Jenny" Ethel Sharp

March 14, 1931 - November 28, 2020

Genevieve "Jenny" E. Sharp of New Castle, DE, age 89, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. Genevieve was born on March 14, 1931 in Alvon, WV to the late Frank A. Boggs and Ina L. (Wagoner) Boggs. Jenny was a bus driver at Lehane's Bus Service for 27 years. She loved the beach, especially spending time at her house in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Jenny was a very outspoken and generous person. ...
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Lawrence Charles Hultberg, Sr.

April 17, 1943 - November 25, 2020

Lawrence C. Hultberg Sr., age 77 of Newark, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 17th, 1943 to Evelyn Lucille Hultberg. Working at a young age to support his family, Larry was employed at the Delmar News Agency for more than 35 years, progressing through the company until he ultimately managed the Newspaper and...
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Louise Scruggs Dynes

July 1, 1931 - November 24, 2020

Louise Scruggs Dynes passed away at midnight, November 24, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her father, Admiral Richard Martin Scruggs, USN, and her mother, Louise Mitchell Scruggs. She is survived by her children, Dr. Scott Budd Chapman Dynes, Christina Dill, Richard Mitchell Grant Dynes, and her husband of 64 years, Dr. Wallace Arthur Dynes and 4 grandchildren. ...
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Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard

October 7, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard, age 73, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. He was born in Bristol, VA to the late John Leonard and Mary (Venable) Leonard. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Throughout his military career, he was a Sargent for four years and served during the Vietnam War. He was the second Past...
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Ernest Donald Beazley

August 4, 1950 - November 23, 2020

Ernest Donald Beazley, age 70, of Elkton, MD passed away November 23, 2020. He was born on August 4, 1950 in Alexandria, VA to the late Ernest Jackson Beazley and Elsie Beazley (Davis). Donald was a simple man that enjoyed the quiet. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of the local carpenters union in Delaware. Donald enjoyed laughing, sometimes with you and sometimes at you. He made...
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Keith Raymond Stephens

October 21, 1948 - November 23, 2020

Keith Raymond Stephens, age 72, of Conowingo, MD passed away November 23, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1948 in Dundalk, MD to the late Russel Stephens and Marie Stephens (Komornik). Keith was a self-taught musician that could play blue grass and gospel music. His musical talents included the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, song writing, and vocals. He was fortunate enough to have met and...
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Dorothy L. Hazel

May 21, 1931 - November 23, 2020

Dorothy L. Hazel (Boyles) of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the age of 89. Dorothy was born on May 21, 1931 in Pierce, NE and her family then moved to Southeastern PA where she met and married the love of her life, John W. Hazel. Mr. and Mrs. Hazel relocated to Newark until, after 62 years of marriage, John passed away in 2009. Dorothy was an excellent homemaker, an...
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Barbara Susan McNamee

November 30, 1940 - November 22, 2020

Barbara Susan McNamee of Newark, DE, age 79, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. She was born on November 30, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Shuman R. Swenk and Mina F. (Goll) Swenk. Barbara loved doing crafts as well as doing quilting and other sewing projects. She enjoyed visiting her friends in the sewing group. An active person, Barbara enjoyed skiing when she was younger, was a...
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Eugenia M. Chobrda

January 16, 1947 - November 20, 2020

Eugenia Mary Walczak Chobrda 1/16/47-11/20/20 Before retiring to Delaware City, DE in 2005, Eugenia was a resident of Hightstown, NJ for 34 years. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, and graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in Jersey City, NJ in 1964 before attending secretarial school. She was a blazing fast typist. Over the years, she worked at McGraw-Hill in NYC, the Allentown Messenger...
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Winifred "Winnie" M. Koffenberger

November 29, 1926 - November 19, 2020

Winifred M. Koffenberger, died on November 19th at Christiana Hospital, of Covid-19. She was 93 and lived at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware. Born on November 29, 1926 in South Amboy, New Jersey, Winnie was the daughter of Helen Rickards Morford and Charles Dugan Morford of Wilmington, Delaware. Winnie met the love of her life, Ed Koffenberger, at P.S. DuPont High School when she...
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Robert Thomas McAlpine

March 6, 1936 - November 18, 2020

Robert "Bob" T. McAlpine, age 84, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Bob was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on March 6, 1936 to Thomas McAlpine and Ann Bell (Nickle) McAlpine. Bob graduated from Newark High School and the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He went on to earn his Master's Degree in music from West Chester State University. Bob taught vocal music and...
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Betty Mae Olenderski

May 17, 1937 - November 15, 2020

Betty Mae Olenderski of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away with her loving family by her side Sunday, November 15, 2020. Betty was born on May 17, 1937 in Cambridge, MD to the late Cecil Herbert Wright and Kathleen (Tyler) Wright. Betty loved providing for and taking care of her family. She especially loved her grandkids and enjoyed watching them grow up. Betty was a wonderful home cook and...
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Nell Catherine McCoin

March 4, 1949 - November 15, 2020

Nell Catherine McCoin, age 71 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 15, 2020. She was born on March 4, 1949 in Grundy, VA to the late Jeff Evans Yates and Willie Leona (Charles) Yates. Nell was of a humble heart who was strong in her faith. She joined Jehovah's Witness in 1974 and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Rising Sun, MD for 46 years. She was proud of her faith and...
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Nancy Joan Rosciszewski

June 24, 1944 - November 14, 2020

Nancy Joan Rosciszewski of North East, MD, age 76, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 14, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born on June 24, 1944 in Darby, PA to the late August G. Bendler and Nancy C. (Brady) Bendler. Nancy worked as a secretary at Carney's Moving and Storage then went on to work as custodian at North East High School and Cecil County School Employee's Federal Credit...
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Harry Edwin Hammond

July 31, 1937 - November 13, 2020

Harry Edwin Hammond of Elkton, MD, age 83, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 surrounded by family. Harry was born on July 31, 1937 in Elkton, MD to the late Harry H. Hammond and Laura Mildred (Harvey) Hammond. Harry grew up in North East, MD and was a 1956 graduate of North East High School. He married his high school sweetheart Roberta in 1957. Harry started working at Elkton Supply;...
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Robert M. Thompson, Jr.

March 19, 1930 - November 11, 2020

Robert "Bob" M. Thompson Jr. of Hockessin, DE, age 90, passed away at home Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Bob was born on March 19, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert M. Thompson Sr. and Helen (Broomell) Thompson. Bob graduated from Newark High School in 1948. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and served for 2 years. He then worked for DuPont as a...
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Jane Anne Czach

August 29, 1926 - November 10, 2020

Jane Anne Czach, formerly of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 94 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Chester, PA on August 29, 1926 to the late Luca and Catherine (Zacher) Wojciechowski. Jane was a special person, one of a kind. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Jane took pride in being a homemaker and full-time...
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Donald "Don" Arthur Barrow

October 8, 1937 - November 9, 2020

Donald "Don" Arthur Barrow, age 83, of Oxford, PA passed away at home on Monday, November 9, 2020. He was born in Newark, DE on October 8, 1937 to the late William Augustus Barrow and Hazel (Brown) Barrow. Don is survived by his daughter, Wendy Culberson and her husband, Tom; granddaughter, Jessica Pinkerton and her husband, Tim; and two great grandchildren: Summer and Elissa. Services...
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Donald Joseph Cole

October 19, 1936 - November 8, 2020

Donald Joseph Cole, age 84 years, of Elkton, MD passed away November 8, 2020. He was born on October 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Leroy Cole and Ellen Mary Dougherty. Don was a traveler and especially loved going on Caribbean cruises with his late wife Lorraine. He enjoyed reading the Wilmington News Journal Newspaper. His favorite TV shows were the classic western ones like...
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Claude Allen White, Jr.

August 17, 1954 - November 4, 2020

Claude Allen White, Jr. of Middletown, DE, age 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Bluefield, WV on August 17, 1954 to the late Claude Allen White, Sr. and Jo Ann (Branch) White. Allen was an avid spades player. He loved listening to music and played the guitar for many years. Allen enjoyed watching any and all...
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Lou Ellen Campbell

November 3, 1943 - November 3, 2020

Lou Ellen Campbell, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. She was born in Richland, VA on November 3, 1943 to the late Harman and Gladys (Meadows) Allison. While growing up in Virginia, Ellen enjoyed participating in 4H by submitting award winning canning and sewing projects for competitions. Ellen moved to Maryland as a teenager where she graduated from Bel Air High...
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Francis "Fran" James Naber, Jr.

March 16, 1938 - November 2, 2020

Francis "Fran" James Naber Jr. of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020. Fran was born on March 16, 1938 in Newark, NY to the late Francis James Naber Sr. and Gwendolyn (Morrill) Naber. Fran taught Business in high school and absolutely loved his students. He was very hard working and was constantly learning about different things. Fran had a knack for making his hobbies...
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Lilly Rebecca Gillespie

September 13, 1926 - October 31, 2020

Lilly Rebecca Gillespie of Rising Sun, MD, age 94, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. Rebecca was born on September 13, 1926 in Newhall, WV to the late William Gustus Reed and Alice Blanche (Altizer) Reed. Rebecca worked at Aberdeen Elementary School as a cafeteria worker for 10 years. She loved children dearly and was an excellent mother to her 7 daughters. Rebecca attended bingo at...
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James Robert Dearworth, Sr. M.D.

December 23, 1937 - October 30, 2020

James Robert Dearworth Sr. M.D. of Wilmington, DE, age 82 years, 10 months and 7 days, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. Dr. Dearworth was born on December 23, 1937 in Vandalia, IL to the late Frederick H. Dearworth and Maureen (Gum) Dearworth. Dr. Dearworth was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Medical School and served in the US Navy in the Public Health Services during the...
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Sean Wesley Jones

December 13, 1990 - October 29, 2020

Sean Wesley Jones of Elkton, MD, age 29, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Sean was born on December 13, 1990 in Christiana, DE to Mark Wesley Jones and Sandra Marie (Erickson) Jones. Sean loved the outdoors; especially fishing, boating, camping and skate boarding. He liked shooting guns at targets and played the guitar. Sean is survived by his parents, Sandy and Mark Jones; sister...
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Anne Marie Higgins

November 16, 1943 - October 29, 2020

Anne Marie Higgins (née McDonnell), 76 of Newark, Delaware passed peacefully on October 29, 2020. She was the loving wife of William, devoted mother of Christopher and Kathleen, generous mother in law to Janine (née Surace), adoring grandmother to Thomas, and caring sister to Patricia Connor (née McDonnell) and Kevin McDonnell. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Mary and James, her...
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Charles David Denn

December 6, 1958 - October 27, 2020

Charles David Denn, age 61, of North East, MD passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. He was born in Wilmington, DE on December 6, 1958 to the late Charles Ritchie and Georgia Lorraine (Stover) Denn. Dave proudly served his country for eight years in the U.S. Army. He worked as an Iron Worker for twenty plus years. Dave watched the news all the time and was always sure to keep up with the...
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Myrtle "Peggy" Levada Haas

September 16, 1929 - October 26, 2020

Myrtle "Peggy" Levada Haas of Rising Sun, MD, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Peggy was born on September 16, 1929 in Virginia to the late John Blair and Judah (Crider) Blair. Peggy enjoyed working in Retail as a Human Resources Manager. She lived a simple life and the most important thing to her was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Peggy...
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Terri Lynne Baeder

July 30, 1963 - October 26, 2020

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness" Terri Lynne Baeder passed away October 26, 2020 peacefully at home with family. Born July 30, 1963 in Oxford Pennsylvania to Wilma Jean and Terry Malcolm Reisler. She was raised on a dairy farm. She is...
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Virginia Allison Powell

July 11, 1921 - October 23, 2020

Mrs. G. Burton Powell, "The Tea Lady", was born on July 11, 1921 at home in Elkton, MD to Virginia P. Brown. On June 15, 1938 Mrs. Powell graduated from Elkton High School and in Jan. 1940 from Goldey Business College in Wilmington, DE. She was employed at Edge Moor Iron Works, DE and later at Elk Paper Manufacturing Co. in Childs, MD. In 1983 Mrs. Powell retired after 21 ½ years with the Cecil...
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Barbara A. Atwood

April 11, 1943 - October 23, 2020

Barbara A. Atwood, age 77, of Oxford, PA passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. She was born in West Chester, PA on April 11, 1943 to the late Thomas Thompson and Edith (Phillipi) Thompson. Barbara was a member of Nottingham Baptist Missionary Church for many years. She loved playing games, specifically bingo, scrabble, cards, and enjoyed doing word finding books. Barbara was a social...
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Jack Beaston

July 3, 1945 - October 22, 2020

Jack Beaston, 75, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away October 22, while vacationing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Born in Elkton, MD, he was a retired tavern owner in Elkton, where he shared lots of good times with many friends and townspeople. Jack was always the life of the party! He loved spending time with his family and going to lunch with his friends and always looked forward to...
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Isadore "Izzy" Steven Candeloro

April 6, 1935 - October 22, 2020

Isadore Steven Candeloro, "Izzy", born in Claymont, Delaware on April 6, 1935, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. Izzy was a friend to all who met him. When his family moved from Worthland to Green Street in 1941, his life changed forever upon meeting the girl next door, Sandra. Fifteen years later, Izzy and Sandra married on October 20, 1956. Izzy was a standout athlete at Claymont High...
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James "Jim" Joseph Wilson

May 19, 1942 - October 22, 2020

James "Jim" Joseph Wilson, age 78, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles E. Wilson, Sr. and Anna (McClain) Wilson. A Vietnam veteran, Jim proudly serve his country in the United States Army from Feb. 1964 – Jan. 1966. He was a devout Philadelphia sports fan and loved watching the Flyers and the Eagles play....
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Floyd "Woody" Craig

April 16, 1937 - October 21, 2020

Floyd "Woody" Elwood Craig of Rising Sun, MD, age 83, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born on April 16, 1937 in Parksville, KY to the late Albert Craig and Cynthia (Honnaker) Conrad. Woody loved music so much he was the lead singer and guitar player in a country western band, The Country Classics. An active and handy man, Woody was always making things or doing home maintenance...
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Cloyd Alan Senn

October 11, 1940 - October 20, 2020

Cloyd Alan Senn, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2020. He was born in Lawton, OK on October 11, 1940. Cloyd served in the U.S Army and graduated from the University of MD with a Master's degree in Business Management. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground as assistant commandant for U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School. Cloyd was involved in Harness Horse Racing for several...
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Matthew Elton Disotell

February 19, 1975 - October 19, 2020

Matthew Elton Disotell, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 19, 2020. He was born on February 19, 1975 in Shreveport, LA to Jerry Elgiebee Disotell and Bonnie Sharon (Fineberg) Disotell. Matt was an avid outdoorsman and was passionate about hunting. He hunted just about anything including: deer, turkey, waterfowl, and small and large game. Matt and his wife, Yvette, lived in Colorado...
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Ellen Yvonne Durrett

June 21, 1937 - October 19, 2020

Ellen Yvonne Durrett passed peacefully at home with her family on Monday, October 19, 2020. Yvonne as she was known, was born in Fuquay-Verina, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Edward and Virginia Naylor. She grew up in Essington, Pennsylvania. There she met the man who would be her husband, Wesley Mason Durrett. They were married on June 22, 1957. In 1969, they moved to Chesapeake City...
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Everett E. MacCauley

September 21, 1932 - October 19, 2020

Everett E. MacCauley, Jr., age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born in Rowlandville, MD to the late Everett E. MacCauley, Sr. and G. Marie (Kelley) MacCauley. Everett was self-employed and owned his own construction company. Along with construction, Everett had many different talents such as, wood working and carpentry. He enjoyed golfing and watching NFL...
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Irene Martha Mellinger

July 16, 1931 - October 18, 2020

Irene Martha Mellinger of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Irene was born on July 16, 1931 in Crumpler, North Carolina to the late Walter J. Taylor and Mollie D. (Jones) Taylor. Irene grew up a farm girl and loved animals, especially horses and her dogs. She was a hard worker, had a very strong work ethic and spent her career working at Chrysler Corp. and in a sewing...
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August Carl Nelson, Jr.

January 2, 1926 - October 17, 2020

August Carl Nelson, Jr., 94, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was born on January 2, 1926 in Smyrna, Delaware to the late August Carl Nelson, Sr. and Catherine Johnson Nelson. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; and his wives, Dorothy & Pattie Nelson. Carl is survived by his sons, Wayne, Donald, Glenn and Alan Nelson; step-daughter and sons, Kathryn, Rick and Joe Duke. Carl...
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Joan Wanda Haass

January 31, 1941 - October 17, 2020

Joan Wanda Haass, age 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 31, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Lawrence Owens and Clara "Cookie" (Draper) Robinson. Joan was employed by Wilmington Trust for thirty-two years. Her career started working the night shift as a key punch operator, then moved on to the...
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