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Our Obituaries

Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean

November 29, 1927 - February 24, 2021

Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She had been living comfortably at Pocopson Home in Pennsylvania for the last few years. Ruth was born on November 29, 1927 in Blue Ball, MD. Her father, Howard Miller, was a farm manager but later purchased the family farm in Landenburg, PA. Ruth spent many summers at her grandmother and grandfather's farm, that of the...
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George Guy Caleb

February 22, 2021

George Guy Caleb, age 56, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on February 22, 2021. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 27, 1964 to the late John and Gladys (Nowland) Caleb. George graduated from Bohemia Manor High School, class of 1982. He worked as a Union Carpenter with his brother, Jim side by side for thirty-six years before retiring in 2018. During his free time, George enjoyed hunting and...
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Timothy "Tim" D. Brooks

September 10, 1945 - February 19, 2021

Timothy (Tim) D. Brooks, age 75, a lifelong resident of Cecil County, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. Tim was born in Havre de Grace, MD on September 10, 1945 to the late Jesse Lee and Mertis Brooks. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, attended Goldey-Beacom College and the Florida Institute of Business. Tim was the owner/operator of Rising Sun Log Corporation. As the...
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Patricia Ann Allen

December 17, 1938 - February 18, 2021

Patricia Ann Allen of Elkton Maryland went home to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven at the age of the age of 82 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Patricia was born on December 17, 1938 in Wilmington Delaware to the late Harry & Mary (O'Donnell) Stackler. Pat was a graduate of Wilmington High School in 1956. She was a stay at home mom with 5 children for several years before going out into...
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Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr.

June 21, 1951 - February 18, 2021

Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr. of Colora, MD, age 69, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. Glen was born on June 21, 1951 in Havre de Grace, MD to Helen Virgena (Sutphin) and the late Glen Allen Hinkle, Sr. Glen was a Rising Sun High School 1969 graduate. He worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 1983 until his retirement in 2016 as a Test Director. Glen was an avid golfer. He was a Ravens...
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Margaret Avampato

September 24, 1925 - February 17, 2021

Margaret Avampato of Bel Air, MD passed away peacefully February 17, 2021 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD following a short stay at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was 95, born September 24, 1925, in Latrobe, PA, the youngest of eight born to Frank and Pearl Spewock. She was the devoted wife of James Avampato for 58 years, who preceded her in death as well as her daughter, Linda Engard. She...
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Suzanne Martucci

March 30, 1931 - February 17, 2021

Suzanne Appleyard Martucci, age 89, died in her home in Chesapeake City, Maryland surrounded by her husband and family on February 17, 2021. She was born on March 30, 1931 to the late Harold and Katherine Appleyard. Sue was born in Atlantic City, NJ and spent her childhood in Margate, NJ. She eventually settled in Delaware after marrying Charlie, where they raised their family. Despite this, she...
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Bryan Patrick Bartow

October 27, 1991 - February 17, 2021

Bryan Patrick Bartow, of Raleigh, North Carolina, age 29, passed away February 17, 2021. Bryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Theodore Bartow and Kimberly (Hinder) Bartow. Bryan served in the United States Marines for nine years. He was passionate about his three dogs: Angus, Lola and Madigan and making sure that they were rescued. Bryan loved cars; he enjoyed working on cars and auto...
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John Henry Brandenberger III

August 15, 1947 - February 15, 2021

John "Jack" Henry Brandenberger, III, age 73, of Rock Hall, MD, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late John Henry Brandenberger, Jr. and Dorothy Marie (Ryan) Brandenberger. Jack graduated from Brandywine High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army active duty during the Vietnam War with the 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery....
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Cory Craig O'Connor

May 12, 1974 - February 14, 2021

Cory Craig O'Connor of Elkton, MD, age 46, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. Cory was born on May 12, 1974 in Towson, MD to Barry Craig O'Connor and the late Rosalie (Klunk) O'Connor. Cory was a 1992 graduate of Elkton High School. He has worked for DuPont as an Events Manager and then an Administrator for Discover Card. Cory enjoyed fishing, boating and eating crabs. Cory is...
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Michael Warren Price

August 29, 1958 - February 13, 2021

Michael Warren Price, 62, passed away at his home on Between the Flags Farm in Airville, Pennsylvania on February 13th, 2021. Born in West Chester on August, 29th 1958, Price grew up living and working on the horse farms of Unionville and elsewhere in southern Chester County. Known to many as "Big Mike", he was a gifted athlete and talented horseman and huntsman. A 1977 graduate of...
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Lillian Harriet Coleman

August 24, 1929 - February 13, 2021

Lillian Harriet Coleman of Elkton, MD, age 91, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in the company of her son and daughter. Lillian was born on August 24, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Meredith Scott and Ina Susan (Mitchell) Scott. Lillian was a 1947 graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, PA. The following year she married the man she would spend the next 63 years...
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Joan Francis Kime

July 22, 1954 - February 13, 2021

Joan Francis Kime, age 66 of Elkton, MD died on February 13, 2021. She was born on July 22, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Floyd Bryan, Jr. and Patricia Ann Bryan. Joan is survived by her husband of 20 years, Edward Kime; son, Terry Thomas; grandchildren: Cherilyn and Eric Thomas; and other friends and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Thomas. Services...
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Milman Prettyman , Jr.

February 13, 2021

Dick Prettyman, 92, passed away February 13, 2021 in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care. Born in Seaford, DE he was the son of the late Milman and Louise (Eskridge) Prettyman. Dick was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria; daughter, Michelle Prettyman; son, Christopher Prettyman; grandchildren: Dian and Eric; and sister, Suzanne Potts of Hudson,...
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Cherie Owens

February 13, 2021

Cherie Ann Owens, age 77 of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, of ovarian cancer. Cherie was born December 17, 1943 in Atchison, KS to the late Juanita (Potter) Markham and Earl Baughman. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Kay (Baughman) Pullum. "Cher," as she was known by many, grew up in an Air Force family and moved nearly every two years, living for a time...
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Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams

August 29, 1936 - February 12, 2021

Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams, age 84, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born in Lick Creek, KY on August 29, 1936 to the late Herbert Williams and Zetta (Fields) Williams. Punny worked for Hinkle and McCoy, Asplundh, and Bobby Nitz Tree Services for sixty-one years, retiring as a tree surgeon at the age of eighty-two. He would always bring animals home that...
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Michael Scott Collins

March 12, 1992 - February 12, 2021

Michael Scott Collins, age 28, a lifelong resident of Cecil County until recently when he moved to Baltimore, MD, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Michael was born on March 12, 1992 in Havre de Grace, MD to Michelle Lynn (Keenan) Adams and the late Merritt Wesley Collins, Jr. Michael loved sports, especially football and baseball and was proud of his Bohemia Manor High School...
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Betty Jane Meadows

September 15, 1932 - February 12, 2021

Betty Jane Meadows, 88, of Bear, Delaware passed away Friday, February 12th, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born September 15th, 1932 in Whitby, West Virginia to the late Oscar B. Lilly Sr. and Laura A. (O'Neil) Lilly. Betty migrated with her young family in 1954 to Maryland. Mrs. Meadows was proud to have been ahead of her time being a female factory worker at the Bud Company,...
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Brian Keith Clouthier, Sr.

May 10, 1969 - February 11, 2021

Brian Keith Clouthier, of Warwick, MD, age 51, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. He was born in Elkton MD, on May 10, 1969 to Lawrence George Clouthier and Sharon Lea (Timmons) Simon. Brian was raised in Chesapeake City, MD, and attended St. Marks High School where he excelled at playing football. Brian's love for learning led him to become a talented master tradesman. He owned and...
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Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr.

January 5, 1952 - February 10, 2021

Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr., age 69, of North East, MD, passed away on February 10, 2021. Born in West Chester, PA on January 5, 1952. He was the son of the late Leroy Warner, Sr. and Margaret (Epp) Warner. Leroy retired from Chrysler Corporation of Newark, DE as an Assembler. He was an avid collector of everything, particularly collecting cars, motorcycles, and tools. Leroy always had a...
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James Matthew Wilson, Sr.

November 30, 1979 - February 10, 2021

James Matthew Wilson, Sr., age 40, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 30, 1979 to Kenneth Herstine Wilson, Sr. and the late Mary Kathleen (Edwards) Wilson. James was a skilled General Contractor. He had a great sense of humor and loved cracking jokes or playing pranks. James took great joy in reading and playing video...
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James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley

May 29, 1932 - February 9, 2021

James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley of Rising Sun, MD, age 88, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Havre de Grace, MD to Raymond Lee Blakeley and Grace Agnes (Heckman) Blakeley. Jimmy had a great passion for farming and worked on his father's farm most of his life. He loved attending the Farm Show in Pennsylvania every year. Once his health wouldn't allow him to...
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Robert "Bob" Lewis Waddington

February 11, 1944 - February 8, 2021

Robert (better known as Bob) went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 8, 2021. He was born in Salem, New Jersey, on February 11, 1944, to Lewis H. F. and Virginia E. (Coslett) Waddington. Bob was a 1963 graduate of John Dickinson High School and, although he always said he should have been a weatherman, he went on to study his chosen profession of scientific glassblowing at the...
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Robert C. Sheffler III

February 8, 2021

Robert C. Sheffler III of Elkton, MD, age 43, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. Robert was born on November 14, 1977 in Elkton, MD to Robert C. Sheffler, Jr. and Clara (Poore) Scott. Robert loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a Ravens football fan. Robert also loved hunting deer and his dog, Titan. Robert is survived by his wife, Yvette; daughters: Keyara Sheffler of...
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Fredderrick "GJ" Garry Jackson II

June 18, 1974 - February 7, 2021

Fredderrick Garry Jackson, II, 46 (GJ, Gee, Geeders, Dad, Grand-papa, Uncle Gee), drew his last breath February 7, 2021, mainly we suspect, from the heartbreak of having to watch the Chiefs and the Buccaneers in the super bowl, instead of his beloved Cowboys. GJ, was born in Elkton, MD on June 18th, 1974 to Patricia Lyle-Jackson and the late Fredderrick Garry Jackson, Sr. Quite the ladies' man...
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George Elsworth Creswell, Jr.

February 7, 2021

George Elsworth Creswell, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 77, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. George was born on January 8, 1944 in Elkton, MD to the late George Elworth Creswell, Sr. and Laura Jane (Green) Creswell. George is a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a Chrysler Assembly worker and retired in 1996. George was a member of the Moose Lodge #851 in Elkton, MD, a Mason at Masonic...
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Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr.

February 5, 2021

Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr. of Colora, MD, age 64, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born on March 6, 1956 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Jesse Edward Bandy and Ruth Lee (Brannon) Bandy. Joseph was an exceptional person and an even better father. He was a truly gifted carpenter and woodworker, that enjoyed playing his guitar and going out to car shows. Joseph is survived by his son,...
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Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry"

September 8, 1951 - February 5, 2021

Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry" age 69, of Colora, MD, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born in Baltimore, MD on September 8, 1951 to the late Paul Sanders and Dortha M. (Oldaker) Griffith. Before becoming disabled, Larry, a Vietnam veteran, worked in the construction trade as a Drywall Finisher, and was a true craftsman taking great pride in his work. He extended his...
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Jason Michael Minner

January 21, 1977 - February 5, 2021

Jason Michael Minner, age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 5, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 21, 1977 to Donna Marie (Yates) Dant and the late Richard K. Minner. Jason was a kind and generous man who was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a hard worker, multi-talented tradesman, good at everything he did especially carpentry, roofing,...
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Barbara "Ann" Connon

May 5, 1931 - February 5, 2021

Barbara "Ann" Connon, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 5, 2021 at the age of 89. She was temporarily living in Florence, AZ with her daughter and passed away peacefully in her sleep. Ann was the daughter of the late Katherine and Samuel Leonard born on May 5, 1931. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Connon. Ann is survived by her children, Catherine Degazelle (husband Robert)...
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Dorothea Virginia Rogers

January 10, 1934 - February 4, 2021

Dorothea "Ginny" Virginia Rogers of Elkton, MD, age 87, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. Ginny was born on January 10, 1934 in New York, NY to the late Irving Elward Burns and Dorothy Pearl Baker. Ginny did some modeling in her earlier years and was a weather girl for Baltimore Channel 13. She also had played in a sitcom "Pete the Pirate", was in a Blue Ribbon Bread commercial and...
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Allen Kent Stoddard, Sr.

July 1, 1946 - February 4, 2021

Allen Kent Stoddard Sr. of Townsend, DE, age 74, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. Allen was born on July 1, 1946 in Putnam, CT to the late Paul Allen Stoddard and Virginia Mae (Kent) Stoddard. Allen enjoyed doing wood working, loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables and fishing. He loved crossword puzzles, suduko and playing cards. Allen loved to sit and watch his goats. He...
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Adelene Thelma Robinson

October 12, 1924 - February 1, 2021

Adelene ("Addie") Robinson, age 96, passed away on February 1, 2021, at Wilmington General Hospital after a short illness. She was born Adelene Thelma Foster on October 12, 1924 in Philadelphia, the first of thirteen children of Frederick Foster and Adelene Winterborne. Addie lived most of her life in Newark DE, first on Cleveland Avenue and then on White Clay Creek Road. She married her...
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Carol Ann Patterson

December 24, 1937 - January 31, 2021

Carol Ann Patterson of Rising Sun, Maryland, age 83, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 24, 1937, to the late Ira S. Pruitt and Marion (McKay) Pruitt. Carol graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and continued her education, earning a Master's degree from Washington College,...
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Gloria Ann Williams

January 31, 2021

Gloria Ann Williams, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was born on September 28, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joshua Noyes and Catherine Rosabell (Siedel) Noyes. Gloria worked at St. John Holy Angels in Newark, DE. She also a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, MD. In her youth, Gloria was known as a talented ice skater. Gloria loved...
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Kelly Renee Talley

October 17, 1982 - January 31, 2021

Kelly Renee Talley, age 38 of Conowingo, MD went into the arms of her Heavenly Father after a valiant fight with cancer on January 31st, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 17, 1982 in Rising Sun, MD to Nancy Kay (Williams) Wiggins and the late Joseph Ellis Wiggins. Kelly is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Jason Michael Talley; son, Taylor Jason Talley;...
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Richard B. Streaker , Jr.

January 30, 2021

Richard B. Streaker, Jr. of Milford, DE passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 13, 1981. Richard is survived by his mother, Diane S. Deeney and her husband, Bill; father, Richard B. Streaker, Sr.; brother, Stephen Streaker; sister, Kathleen Mullen; grandmother, Marie Streaker and aunt, Robin Streaker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard...
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Janet Slaughter Bailey

July 27, 1937 - January 27, 2021

Janet Slaughter Bailey of Elkton, MD, age 83, passed away January 27, 2021. Janet was born on July 27, 1937 in Elkton, MD to Arthur and Ada Slaughter. Janet was active with many charities and Elkton United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of The Gleaners, which hosted Christmas bazaars and various events. Janet was also a member of a hospital...
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Margaret Jean Berg

January 25, 2021

Margaret Jean Berg ‐ 76 Margaret Jean Berg was surrounded by family when she passed on January 25, 2021. She was born May 12, 1944, in Bel Air, Maryland, to Clifford and Ruth Townsley. Margaret (Jeanie to her family) spent many years as a successful hair stylist and accountant. She worked as an accountant for 7 years with her daughter Patricia Wagner at her accounting firm, Wagner &...
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George Emory Harmon, Jr.

January 3, 1954 - January 24, 2021

George "Buddy" Emory Harmon, Jr of Rising Sun, Maryland, age 67, passed away January 24, 2021. George was born on January 3, 1954 in Fallston, MD to the late George and Esther (Vickers) Harmon. George was a simple man and was at his happiest at home watching the Baltimore Ravens and Turner Classic Movies, especially John Wayne westerns. He loved China and visited often. George is survived...
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Elwood Clair Crothers

January 23, 2021

Elwood Clair Crothers, age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 29, 1934 to the late Elwood Leslie Crothers and Genevie Schlossnagle. Clair retired from Robbins Motor Transportation in 1997 where he was an over-the-road heavy hauler truck driver. In retirement he enjoyed time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren...
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Shirley Agnes McCulloch

June 14, 1937 - January 23, 2021

Shirley Agnes McCulloch of Colora, MD, age 83, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. Shirley was born on June 14, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late George Kahl and Marie (Brockmeyer) Kahl. Shirley enjoyed gardening, crafts, scrapbooking, bird and animal watching, going to yard sales and baking cakes. Her pride and joy was taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Shirley...
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Sandra C. Bloom

November 6, 1934 - January 22, 2021

Sandra L. (Cooke) Bloom of Newark, DE, age 86, died peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021. Sandra was born on November 6, 1934 in New Orleans, LA to the late Austin Cooke and Lucile A. (Worsham) Cooke. As a native of New Orleans, Sandra was very proud of her Louisiana heritage. She hosted many Mardi Gras parties, and brought some of her hometown to her northern friends. She graduated from...
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Albert Lee Caldwell, Jr.

May 15, 1935 - January 22, 2021

Albert "Sonny" Lee Caldwell Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. Sonny was born on May 15, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Albert Lee Caldwell and Dorothy Testerman. Sonny was a truck driver and an electrical lineman for many years. He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for more than 58 years, He was an Endowment member of the...
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Janeen Aron Whalen

January 21, 2021

Janeen Aron Whalen, age 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born on September 21, 1968 in Elkton, MD to Catherine Mary (Brooks) Kempski and the late Phillip Howard Rambo, Jr. Janeen loved drawing and crocheting but nothing more than being a grandmother. She had an electric personality and always knew how to make her friends/family laugh. She will be remembered...
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Edward P. Stafford

September 6, 1930 - January 20, 2021

Edward P. Stafford of Newark, DE, age 90, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Edward was born on September 6, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ernest Stafford and Margaret (Bakey) Stafford. Edward graduated from Wilmington High School and played the clarinet in the school's band. He then served in the Air Force and played clarinet for the Air Force Band...
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Ruth Ann Searl

April 2, 1950 - January 19, 2021

Ruth Rose Searl of Newark, DE, age 70, joined her Maker on January 19, 2021. She was the daughter of Elmer and Rosalie Rose and was raised in Stanton, DE. Ruth was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for forty years in northern Delaware and southern New Jersey. Ruth is survived by her husband, John; children: John B. Searl, Sarah Heredia and 2 grandchildren: Kody and Lena Heredia. ...
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Ralph Duane Lyons, Jr.

February 10, 1947 - January 18, 2021

Ralph Duane Lyons Jr. of Newark, DE, age 73, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Ralph was born on February 10, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ralph Duane Lyons Sr. and Lucille Daisy (White) Ellsworth. Ralph served in the Marines from 1966-1972 and in the Echo 2.9 from 1966-1967. During his time in the Marines he received many medals and honors: Vietnam Commendation medal,...
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Petar Dobric

February 2, 1952 - January 18, 2021

Petar Dobric, devoted husband, father and grandfather, of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Petar was born on February 2, 1952 in Blatusa, Croatia to the late Djuradja Dobric and Ljubica (Gazibara) Dobric. Petar finished tailoring school in Karlovac, Croatia. He started his career in Croatia and continued his trade throughout his life. Petar and his family moved to...
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John James Hayden

January 18, 2021

John James Hayden, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born on January 23, 1935 to the late Henry Fulton Hayden and Virgie Victoria (Roland) Hayden. John was a very skilled and talented man, especially working with his hands doing different types of craftsmanship. He took great pride in the work that he did. Throughout his life, John enjoyed entertaining...
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Doris B. "Peggy" Briscoe

September 17, 1934 - January 16, 2021

Doris Marguerite "Peggy" Beers Briscoe, of Newark, passed away at home in her sleep on January 16, 2021, at age 86, on the eve of her wedding anniversary to Frank H. Briscoe, with whom she shared a passionate marriage for 68 years. Peggy was born on September 17, 1934 in Newark to the late James E. and Elva Kathryn Beers. Peggy was a lifelong, active member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church...
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William Paul Acklin, "Billy"

February 8, 1992 - January 15, 2021

William "Billy" Paul Acklin, age 28 of Elkton, MD walked into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2021. He was born on February 8, 1992 in Havre de Grace, MD to William Franklin Acklin and Paula Marlene (Fuchs) Acklin. Billy, a sensitive and sweet soul, enjoyed hiking with his family and running with his father at the Fair Hill Trails. He enjoyed being outside in the...
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Barry Lee Renner

January 15, 2021

Barry Lee Renner, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Bloomsburg, PA to the late Paul Franklin Renner and Elva Agnes (Ritter) Renner. Barry graduated as a mathematics major from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and holds graduate degrees in mathematics from the University of Delaware. He was employed at DuPont for...
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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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Ruth Ann Wick

November 19, 1936 - January 12, 2021

Ruth Ann Wick of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with her daughters by her side. Ruth Ann was born on November 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Randolph Lewis McVey and Vendela S. (Robinson) McVey. Ruth Ann worked for the Delaware State Police as a secretary for 10 years and then stayed at home to raise her children. Later, she went to work for DuPont as an...
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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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Betty C. Bergendahl

August 21, 1934 - January 10, 2021

Betty Clare Bergendahl passed peacefully on January 10, 2021. She was 86 years young. Betty was born in Neptune New Jersey on August 21, 1935. She was the daughter of her loving parents Anna Paasch Young and Harold Bertrand Young. Betty loved that she shared her birthday with Donald Duck. Betty was predeceased by her husband Tom. Betty and Tom were married for 63 years until Tom's death in...
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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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Joseph John Duff, Jr.

June 27, 1952 - January 9, 2021

Joseph John Duff, Jr passed away on January 9th, 2021 at home in Colora, MD at the age of 68. He was born on June 27th, 1952 in Keyser, WV to the late John Joseph Duff, Sr and Blanche (Conser) Duff. Johnny was a very hardworking and dedicated man who put others before himself and helped in anyway he could. He loved to spend his free time fishing, hunting, and playing horseshoes with friends...
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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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