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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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Our Obituaries

Robert Louis Campbell

April 29, 1944 - January 15, 2019

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

June 30, 1966 - January 13, 2019

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

June 6, 1952 - January 10, 2019

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

April 18, 1923 - January 7, 2019

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

March 15, 1927 - January 5, 2019

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

January 24, 1961 - January 3, 2019

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

October 24, 1932 - January 3, 2019

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

June 15, 1970 - January 2, 2019

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

April 19, 1944 - January 2, 2019

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

March 4, 1993 - January 1, 2019

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

November 16, 1950 - January 1, 2019

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

July 15, 1927 - December 31, 2018

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

April 13, 1939 - December 31, 2018

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

January 3, 1949 - December 30, 2018

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

June 1, 1947 - December 28, 2018

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

February 18, 1918 - December 26, 2018

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

May 10, 1950 - December 24, 2018

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

November 5, 1929 - December 23, 2018

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

March 15, 1939 - December 21, 2018

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

October 15, 1947 - December 20, 2018

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

October 15, 1945 - December 20, 2018

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

January 20, 1933 - December 18, 2018

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

October 1, 1987 - December 18, 2018

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

November 14, 1925 - December 14, 2018

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

June 19, 1927 - December 13, 2018

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

November 16, 1942 - December 13, 2018

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

January 3, 1933 - December 9, 2018

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

February 10, 1944 - December 8, 2018

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

July 30, 1931 - December 1, 2018

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

September 23, 1994 - November 30, 2018

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

August 30, 1943 - November 30, 2018

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

January 23, 1940 - November 30, 2018

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

June 22, 1931 - November 29, 2018

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

September 15, 1937 - November 28, 2018

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

August 3, 2018 - November 28, 2018

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

November 17, 1924 - November 26, 2018

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

January 30, 1934 - November 25, 2018

Donald J. Brown, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away November 25, 2018. He was born on January 1, 1934 in Dutch, WV. Donald J. Brown was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. He and his beloved wife, Barbara Brown, were married 63 years. Donald was an industrial fireman for numerous chemical plants in OH and DE. Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Brown. He...
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Bradley S. Bird

October 23, 1965 - November 24, 2018

Bradley S. Bird of Elkton, MD, age 53 passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1965 in Portland, OR to Bryce Richard Bird and the late Barbara Lucille (Miller) Bird. In the past, Bradley attended courses through Cecil College and was currently working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. He enjoyed woodworking and loved classic rock music. Bradley expressed his love of...
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James "Jimboy" Biddle

June 16, 1973 - November 23, 2018

James "Jimboy" Hammersely Biddle, 45, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2018. Jimboy was born on June 16, 1973 in Elkton, Maryland. He was the fourth child, and first born son, of Patricia Ann (Taylor) Clay and James Edward Biddle, Jr. Jimboy was known for his joyous personality and ability to make friends wherever he went. His genuine selflessness and generosity towards...
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William Alvin Alderman, Jr., "Bill"

November 13, 1928 - November 22, 2018

William Alvin Alderman, Jr. "Bill" age 90 of Hyndman, PA, passed away on November 22, 2018. He was born on November 13, 1928 in Bowling Green, FL to the late William Alvin Alderman, Sr. and Gertrude (Davies) Alderman. Bill proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1946-1948. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Geraldine Alderman...
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Mildred Jane Biggers

May 14, 1928 - November 21, 2018

Mildred Jane Biggers, age 90 of Colora, MD, passed away on November 21, 2018. She was born on May 14, 1928 in Elkton, MD to the late Clarence Woodward Kennard and Mary Elizabeth (Rothwell) Kennard. Jane was dedicated to her family and will be dearly missed. Jane is survived by her son, Michael Biggers of Tucson, AZ; daughters: Donna Owens of Los Angeles, CA and Diane Burleson of...
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Kelly Lynn Ewell

January 9, 1976 - November 20, 2018

Kelly Lynn (Pearman) Ewell lost her battle with drug abuse on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born on January 9, 1976 in Elkton, MD to Robert Wayne Pearman and Cynthia K. (Freeman) Pearman. Kelly also battled with bipolar disorder. A people person, Kelly was that was full of life and liked to help people whenever she could. She enjoyed staying in touch with her friends by writing letters. ...
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Mary Lou Stevens

July 19, 1944 - November 17, 2018

Mary L. Stevens of Nottingham, PA, age 74, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born on July 19, 1944 in Colora, MD to the late Francis Eckles MacCauley and Virginia Eve (McGlothlin) MacCauley. Mary graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1962. She retired from Pepperidge Farms, Downingtown, PA in 2015 after over 30 years of service. Mary was a private person that loved her 2010...
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Catherine "Cathy" Kershaw

November 3, 1953 - November 16, 2018

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Kershaw of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer. She was born on November 3, 1953 in Opelika, AL to the late Walter Tucker Conway and Catherine (Lambert) Conway. Cathy was passionate about her career at DuPont where she worked for over 40 years, both as an employee and contractor, having designed a...
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Donald R. Johnson

June 15, 1929 - November 15, 2018

Mr. Donald R. Johnson began his eternal rest on November 15, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1929, the second son of the late Joseph T. Johnson and Ruth E. Brown Johnson in Rising Sun, Maryland. He graduated from Rising Sun public schools and West Nottingham Academy, located in Colora, Maryland. Upon graduation, Don worked at the Rising Sun National Bank. Don enlisted in the United States Army...
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Lesley "Pee-Wee" Allen

August 2, 1947 - November 15, 2018

Lesley "Pee-Wee" Allen, age 71, passed away November 15, 2018. He was born August 2, 1947 in Mohawk, WV. Lesley was free-spirited and always lived his life to the fullest. He was a "good-ole-boy" from West Virginia and moved to Cecil County during his teenage years. Lesley loved to talk to everyone and was known as Mr. "411" at the Delaware Park horse racing tracks. Lesley is survived by...
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Barbara I. Maness

October 27, 1927 - November 15, 2018

Barbara I. Maness, age 91 of Elkton, MD (formerly of Nottingham, PA) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born October 27, 1927 in Poland, Barbara was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Blachowski. Barbara was a woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She liked to pass the time crocheting and watching family feud. She also enjoyed dancing. She cherished her...
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Ruby Agnes Reeves

September 12, 1936 - November 10, 2018

Ruby Agnes Reeves, age 82 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 10, 2018. She was born on September 12, 1936 in Hinton, WV to the late Luther Edward Brumit and Virginia (Meadows) Brumit. Ruby worked numerous jobs throughout her life. She was the first contracted woman to work at APG. She also worked for Ordinance building hand grenades for WWII and RMR making small motors. She cooked for finer...
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Steven Ross Hardy

April 14, 1952 - November 7, 2018

Steven Ross Hardy, age 66 of North East, MD passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in Upland, PA, Steven was the son of the late Paul and Audrey Hardy. Steven graduated from Chichester High School in 1970 and when on to attend Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. He worked as a...
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Emma M. Wagner

August 5, 1945 - November 5, 2018

Emma Mella Wagner, age 73 of Conowingo, MD passed away on November 5, 2018. She was born on August 5, 1945 to the late John H. Robinson and Amy Virginia (Crothers) Robinson. Emma had a passion for working with children and worked as a 4th grade teacher at Conowingo Elementary school for 30 years. She was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Emma enjoyed...
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John Cavazos, Jr.

July 3, 1969 - November 3, 2018

John Cavazos, Jr., age 49, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, November 03, 2018. He was born in Harlingen, TX, on Jul 3, 1969 to Juan W. Cavazos and Maria (Gonzalez) Cavazos. John graduated and received a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He was an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. He and...
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Richard B. McCummings

January 22, 1953 - November 2, 2018

Richard B. McCummings, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. Born January 22, 1953 in West Grove, PA, Richard was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (Pyle) McCummings. Richard was an avid sports enthusiast. He was known for staying up to date with all sports standings including the local High School and college sports teams. Some of his...
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Thomas "TJ" McMillan

July 20, 1996 - November 2, 2018

Thomas "TJ" James McMillan of Rising Sun, MD, age 22, passed away tragically on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born in Lancaster, PA on July 20, 1996 to Jamie Donald McMillan and Amy (Bauguess) McMillan. TJ graduated from Rising Sun High School in 2015. He went on to attend Cecil College full time, pursing his degree in computer programming and game design. He was a member of the national...
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Kathleen Clara Hughes

November 5, 1920 - November 1, 2018

Kathleen Clara Hughes, age 97, passed away November 1, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. She was born on November 5, 1920 in Mill Creek, DE. Kathleen was considered a mother to many. She worked as a proud member of the Service Employees International Union where she met and interacted with Presidents, Members of Congress, and Foreign Dignitaries, as well as many famous actors and entertainers. During...
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Beatrice C. Swain

April 4, 1930 - November 1, 2018

Beatrice C. Swain of Landenberg, PA, age 88 passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Doe Run, PA on April 4, 1930 to the late Milton P. Carey and Esther (Smith) Carey. Beatrice graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1950 and went on to work for a period of time as a telephone switchboard operator. Later, she went on to become the...
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James K. Frederick

May 22, 1961 - October 30, 2018

James K. Frederick, age 57 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on October 30, 2018. Born May 22, 1961 in Baltimore, MD, James was the son of the late Edward and Ila Frederick. James was an animal lover but especially loved his dogs. He enjoyed visiting with his friends all around Rising Sun and was known for having his cup of coffee and a scratch off nearby. He also enjoyed spending the holidays...
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Stanley John Krause, Jr.

February 19, 1975 - October 29, 2018

Stanley John Krause, Jr., age 43 of Wilmington, DE passed away on October 29, 2018. He was born on February 19, 1975 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Stanley John Krause, Sr. and Jean (Halstead) Krause. Stanley loved being outside and playing football with his nephews. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoyed playing video games and watching WWE. "The Undertaker" was his...
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Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr.

February 1, 1961 - October 28, 2018

Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr of Newark, DE, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on February 1, 1961 to Nancy J. (Gullion) Price and the late Bobby Kenneth Price, Sr. Bobby worked as a boilermaker and was a member of the Local 193 union. He was a member of the Encounter Praize and Worship Center in Seaford, DE. Bobby loved to work on motorcycles...
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Woodford Allison Bowe, Jr.

April 30, 1950 - October 24, 2018

Woodford A. Bowe, Jr. (Woodie) of Rising Sun, MD peacefully passed at home on October 24, 2018 at age 68. He was born April 30, 1950 in Elkton, MD to Woodford and Marion Rebecca Bowe. Raised in Chesapeake City, MD, Woodie was a 1968 Bohemia Manor High School graduate. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1974 as a radar electronics technician. Following the Navy, he worked at CDS...
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John Edward Phillips

August 13, 1952 - October 23, 2018

John Edward Phillips of Landenberg, PA, age 66, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born in Delaware on August 13, 1952 to the late John Phillips and Margaret (Jameson) Phillips. In his youth John was proud of his time spent as an Eagle Scout. As an adult he worked as a metrologist and machinist for DuPont, and later for Siemens, before retiring in 2009. In his leisure time John...
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Robert Wayne Nixon, "Bob"

July 9, 1952 - October 23, 2018

Robert Wayne Nixon, "Bob" passed away at home on October 23, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1952 in Compton, CA to Donna Charlene Blue and the late Robert Nixon. Bob served our country in the United States Army from 1972 to 1983. He was also the Chief of Chesapeake City Police Department from 1983 to 1991. During his professional career, Bob was a civilian engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground...
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Eugene "Mike" Caffey III

August 27, 1947 - October 23, 2018

Eugene "Mike" Mead Caffey, III of Port Deposit, MD, age 71 passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1947 in Charlottesville, VA to the late Eugene Mead Caffey, Jr. and Lyndall Buntin Caffey. Mike was a proud graduate and member of the Alumni Society of the University of Virginia. He went on to teach English for Cecil County Public Schools, and was a favorite among the...
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Robert Duane Kennard

August 5, 1933 - October 21, 2018

Robert "Bob" Duane Kennard, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 21, 2018. Bob was born in Rising Sun, MD on August 5, 1933 to Francis M. Kennard, Sr. and Elsie M. Kennard. In his teens, Bob worked for his family business, Cecil County Milling Company. He graduated from West Nottingham Academy in 1951 and attended college at Duke University and John Hopkins University finishing...
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Katherine MacArthur Hermann

July 15, 1918 - October 18, 2018

Katherine MacArthur Hermann, age 100 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at her home. Born July 15, 1918 in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Catherine (MacLeod) MacArthur. While no longer with us, Katherine now joins her brother Alexander MacArthur, her sister Virginia Swersbin and Edward "Ned" Charles Hermann, her loving husband....
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Peggy Lucille Hellane

January 30, 1933 - October 18, 2018

Peggy Lucille Hellane "Nan", 85 of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2018. A lifelong fan of thoroughbred horse racing she reached the starting gate born to the late Robert T. and Kathleen L. Slate on January 30, 1933 in Hagerstown, Maryland. And they're off! Peggy quickly jumped out to the lead as a star basketball player at her Hagerstown high school, St. Mary's where she...
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James "Jim" Peter Carruth

December 2, 1952 - October 16, 2018

James "Jim" Peter Carruth, age 65, passed away at home October 16, 2018. He was born in Bronx, NY on December 2, 1952 to the late David Scott Carruth and Myrtle Florence Carruth (Reed). Jim was a retired veteran that served in the United States Army for over 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5337 and American Legion Post 128. Jim enjoyed camping, barbeques and watching his favorite...
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Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Jr.

January 29, 1927 - October 16, 2018

Dr. Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Jr. ("Larry") age 91, of Rising Sun, MD departed from this life peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born on January 29, 1927 in Essex, MD to the late Charles Lawrence Brandenburg, Sr. and Martha Ellen (Brawner) Brandenburg. Larry graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, MD and went on to attend Washington College in...
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Jean Brosch Swanson

September 15, 1926 - October 16, 2018

Jean Marie Swanson of Wilmington, DE, age 92 passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born on September 15, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Carl W. and Anna (Hallman) Brosch. Jean graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1944. After graduation, she attended the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacum College before pursuing her great joy, taking care of her family. Jean was a great...
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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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Jerry A. Nelson

February 22, 1923 - October 6, 2018

Jerry A. Nelson, World War II Navy officer and DuPont Ph.D. chemist and inventor, died peacefully on October 6, 2018 at age 95. His son Clark was at his side. Born in 1923 in Durango, Colorado, son of Frank and Thelma Nelson, Jerry grew up idolizing the famous chemist Louis Pasteur, and at age 9 Jerry decided he too would become a chemist. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1946 and his Ph.D....
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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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