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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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

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Our Obituaries

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

September 16, 1987 - December 6, 2016

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

September 14, 1941 - December 6, 2016

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

November 20, 1983 - December 5, 2016

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

September 3, 1920 - December 5, 2016

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

July 12, 1944 - December 4, 2016

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

June 3, 1931 - November 30, 2016

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

July 13, 1973 - November 30, 2016

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

April 3, 1933 - November 28, 2016

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

August 21, 1926 - November 26, 2016

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

February 2, 1935 - November 24, 2016

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

April 7, 1922 - November 21, 2016

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

April 3, 1929 - November 21, 2016

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

August 15, 1926 - November 21, 2016

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

May 31, 1937 - November 18, 2016

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

December 16, 1939 - November 17, 2016

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

June 6, 1939 - November 17, 2016

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

March 7, 1942 - November 15, 2016

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

October 3, 1971 - November 14, 2016

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

July 12, 1995 - November 14, 2016

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

August 18, 1927 - November 14, 2016

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

July 25, 1945 - November 13, 2016

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

March 29, 1930 - November 13, 2016

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

November 14, 1926 - November 11, 2016

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

January 12, 1951 - November 11, 2016

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

February 22, 1958 - November 11, 2016

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

May 11, 1926 - November 8, 2016

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

October 22, 1942 - November 7, 2016

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

September 10, 1923 - November 6, 2016

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

December 31, 1945 - November 4, 2016

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

September 3, 1944 - November 1, 2016

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

April 20, 1950 - November 1, 2016

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

May 24, 1928 - October 29, 2016

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

January 12, 1937 - October 26, 2016

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

February 15, 1940 - October 25, 2016

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

April 7, 1933 - October 25, 2016

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

October 15, 1930 - October 25, 2016

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

April 10, 1958 - October 24, 2016

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

September 27, 1983 - October 22, 2016

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

January 10, 1925 - October 21, 2016

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

August 26, 1916 - October 20, 2016

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

March 27, 1922 - October 19, 2016

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

July 8, 1930 - October 17, 2016

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

April 13, 1933 - October 16, 2016

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

July 23, 1937 - October 16, 2016

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

August 26, 1962 - October 15, 2016

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

May 1, 1923 - October 14, 2016

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

October 31, 1933 - October 12, 2016

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

September 1, 1930 - October 8, 2016

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

November 2, 1931 - October 8, 2016

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

June 27, 1927 - October 8, 2016

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

October 10, 1955 - October 1, 2016

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

December 9, 1932 - October 1, 2016

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

April 30, 1995 - September 30, 2016

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

December 15, 1944 - September 30, 2016

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

October 28, 1927 - September 23, 2016

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

April 26, 1930 - September 20, 2016

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

March 5, 1926 - September 20, 2016

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

March 23, 1954 - September 18, 2016

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

January 17, 1934 - September 16, 2016

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

October 23, 1942 - September 15, 2016

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

November 27, 1934 - September 14, 2016

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

November 29, 1934 - September 13, 2016

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

April 27, 1932 - September 12, 2016

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

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

March 13, 1957 - September 11, 2016

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

January 4, 1939 - September 11, 2016

Betty J. Campbell, 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 11, 2016. Born on January 4, 1939 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Branton (Clark) Crigler. Betty helped start the daycare at the Church of the Nazarene with her good friend, Mrs. Moore. She worked at the daycare for many years caring for the many children...
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Donald Victor Johnson, Jr.

June 25, 1960 - September 10, 2016

Donald Victor Johnson, Jr., age 56, of Elkton, MD, Passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 after a difficult bout with cancer at Season's Hospice in Newark, DE. He was born June 25, 1960 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Donald Victor and Ann (Snyder) Johnson. Don attended Salisbury State College and graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies in 1982. After graduation, Don ran his own...
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T. Elbert Chance

July 21, 1926 - September 8, 2016

T. Elbert Chance died on 8 September 2016 at Millcroft Senior Living in Newark, Delaware at the age of 90. Born on 21 July 1926 in Wilmington, Elbert was the son of Louise Marshall and Albertus "Pete" Chance. He was educated in the Wilmington public schools, graduating from Conrad High School in 1944. He studied vocal performance at the Delaware Music Academy and Curtis Institute of Music. ...
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Charles "Brooke" Watson

September 19, 1921 - September 8, 2016

Charles "Brooke" Watson, 94, of North East, MD, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016. Born on September 19, 1921 in Chesapeake City, MD, he was the son of the late Ralph G., Sr. and Onett (Blount) Watson. Brooke worked most of his life as an HVAC installer. He was a member of the Chesapeake City VFW and loved music, especially big band, country, and listening to his girls sing. Brooke...
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David R. Foraker

May 17, 1937 - September 3, 2016

David R. Foraker, 79, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born May 17, 1937 in Wilmington, DE, David was the son of the late Earl Winfield Foraker, Sr. and Mary Anna (Willard) Foraker. David's enjoyed watching old Western movies and wood crafting but his primary passion was fishing. He loved salt water fishing and spending time on his boat, "Kountry...
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Madolyn Louise Harris

March 21, 1929 - September 3, 2016

Madolyn Louise Cox Harris, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She was born on March 21, 1929, in Colora, MD to the late William and Dorothy (Bell) Cox. Madolyn was a long time employee of Henkles and McCoy in Rising Sun and also worked for Chrome Dairy. She enjoyed bowling, baking, crocheting and roller skating. She baked cakes for...
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Samantha Lee Simpers

November 25, 1989 - September 3, 2016

Samantha Lee Simpers, age 26 of New Providence, PA went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2016 after a drug overdose. She was born on November 25, 1989 in Newark, DE to Donald L. Simpers and Jacquelyn M. (Rudasill) Grimsey. Samantha was a vibrant and outgoing person who loved people and she was a great mother to her two children. She loved waitressing in various restaurants in the PA area....
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Matthew Allen Williams

May 29, 1971 - September 2, 2016

Matthew Allen Williams, age 45 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 2, 2016. He was born on May 29, 1971 in Havre de Grace, MD to Rodney Williams and Ellen (Conrad) McCardell. Matthew was a 1989 graduate of Rising Sun High School and was involved with their athletics. He enjoyed traveling and saw a lot of the country. He was a devoted Christian as well as an animal lover. Matthew...
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Robert P. Sheets, Sr.

February 1, 1936 - September 2, 2016

Robert P. Sheets, Sr., 80, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Mountain City, TN, passed away peacefully Friday, September 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born February 1, 1936 in Peach Bottom, PA, Robert was the son of the late William James Sheets, Sr. and Bertha Annabel (Caldwell) Sheets. He served his country proudly in the USMC and the US Army. Robert was a career carpenter and...
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Clifford V. West, Jr.

May 29, 1943 - September 1, 2016

Clifford V. West, Jr., "Cliff", age 73, of Bear, DE passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born May 29, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Cliff was the son of the late Vernon C. West and Henrietta L. (Leithren) West. Cliff was a graduate of William Penn. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a hardworking man who loved Honda Motorcycles and was a member of...
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Joanne L. Cleaves

March 25, 1932 - August 29, 2016

Joanne Louise Cleaves, 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2016. Born on March 25, 1932 in Salisbury, MD, she was the daughter of the late Preston Towers and Grace (Hubbard) Clay. Joanne loved doing yard work and gardening. She also greatly enjoyed traveling – she has been on 21 cruises in her lifetime. Joanne also loved going to luncheons and breakfast with her...
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Deborah L. Kennedy

July 2, 1960 - August 28, 2016

Deborah (Debbie) L. Kennedy, 56 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 28, 2016. She was born on July 02, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware to Donald Francis Reeder, Sr. (d. 2010) and Mary Emma (Simpers) Reeder. Debbie was a warm and caring woman who dedicated her life to her family whom she loved deeply. Her most cherished moments were those spent with her daughters and...
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Kathryn S. Pierson

May 21, 1918 - August 26, 2016

Kathryn S. Pierson, age 98, of Newark, DE passed away August 26, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Born May 21, 1918 in Stanton, DE, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Francis R. and Anna M. (Richards) Stafford. Kathryn graduated from Newark High School and then obtained her Associate's Degree from Goldey Business School. In her younger years, Kathryn worked at the Blue Hen Dairy in Wilmington,...
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Nancy J. Kubek

July 8, 1948 - August 25, 2016

Nancy J. Kubek, age 68, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Born July 08, 1948 in Glenwood City, WI, Nancy was the daughter of the late Gordon and Eileen (Myers) Wilkum. Nancy was a home maker, but as her children grew, she went to work for Maryland Materials where she worked for twenty years as a dispatcher. She loved reading, crocheting and baking. With a...
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Earla R. Dollenger

September 26, 1927 - August 25, 2016

Earla R. Dollenger, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Born September 26, 1927 in Lewisville, PA, Earla was the daughter of the late Jahue and Lou Vicy (Webb) Rakes. Earla drove a school bus in her early years and worked at the Rising Sun sewing factory where she met her loving husband, Irvin. She retired as a nurse's aide after a 20 year career with...
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John "Dig" Krauss

December 12, 1944 - August 23, 2016

John A. "Dig" Krauss, 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on August 23, 2016. Born on December 12, 1944 in Nottingham, PA, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Doris M. (Fuller) Krauss. John was a U.S. Army veteran. After being discharged, he worked at the Newark, DE Chrysler site transporting worker and finished vehicles. John also worked as a carpenter, doing everything from framing to...
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Chom Ok Strubbe

August 9, 1933 - August 21, 2016

Chom Ok Strubbe, age 83, of Colora, MD, went to meet the Lord and Saviour after a long illness on 21 August 2016 in Castle Rock, CO. Born 9 August 1933 in Pusan, Korea, she was the daughter of the late Cha Tak Hwang and Hyo Young Yi. She became an American citizen on 1 May 1974 in Baltimore, MD. She married Frederick H. Strubbe in Seoul Korea on 17 March 1969. She was the mother of Lorelei I....
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Carla Coutts Miners

June 25, 1943 - August 20, 2016

Carla Coutts Miners, age 73 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on August 20, 2016. She was born on June 25, 1943 in Abington, PA to the late, Charles and Marian Bond. Carla was a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She worked as the Director of Marketing at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA and later worked as the Advertising Design Director for Philadelphia Magazine. Most...
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Oscar Lane Eller

October 6, 1935 - August 19, 2016

Oscar Lane Eller, 80, of Cecilton, MD passed away August 19, 2016. Born October 6, 1935 in Marshall, NC, Oscar was the son of the late Raymond and Anna (Merrill) Eller. Oscar worked as a personnel clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad/Conrail from which he retired. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and gardening. Oscar is survived by his two daughters, Lanea Fonseca and Anna Ebersol;...
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Freeman Newel Galoff

August 16, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Freeman Newel Galoff, age 93 of Elkton, MD passed away on August 18, 2016. He was born on August 16, 1923 in Elmwood, WI to the late, Frederick Wilhelm Galoff and Mary (Herpst) Galoff. After proudly serving his country as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, he completed his undergraduate degree and became an industrial arts teacher. Furthering his studies and career in...
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Patricia Sutton Breza

June 22, 1938 - August 18, 2016

Patricia Sutton Breza, 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on August 18th, 2016. Born on June 22nd, 1938 in Far Rockaway, NY. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Gladys (Warren) Sutton, moving to Cecil County at 14 years of age, where they opened the family owned & operated business, The Sutton Motel. Patricia was an Elkton High School graduate, Class of 1956. She then...
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Pamela Marie Warnick

October 7, 1966 - August 18, 2016

Pamela Marie Warnick, age 49 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 18, 2016. She was born on October 7, 1966 in Baltimore, MD to Frank Crites and the late, Rose (Smith) Schaffer. Pamela's entire life was dedicated to her loving family. She cherished parties, holidays, sporting events, and trips with her family and friends. She also enjoyed cook outs and eating crabs with their company. ...
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Delores Catherine Coleman

September 9, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Delores Catherine Coleman, age 92 of Newark, DE peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 surrounded by her family at home. She was born on September 9, 1923 in Richmond, VA to the late, Eugene Francis Carter and Beulah Maude (Purvis) Carter. Delores was a graduate of Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond and worked 18 years for Verizon first as an...
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Helen Maureen Davis

December 15, 1953 - August 17, 2016

Helen Maureen Davis, age 62 of Elkton, MD formerly of Horsham, PA, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2016. She was born on December 15, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA to the late, John J. Hagan and Helen Olga (Leschinski) Hagan. After graduating college, Helen worked for hospitals and doctors. She was married in 1973 to John Davis of Hatboro, PA. Helen was a caring, compassionate, and...
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Daniel Rene' Hubbert

October 25, 1947 - August 17, 2016

Daniel Rene' Hubbert, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 17, 2016. He was born on October 25, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Albert Le Hubbert, Sr. and Sara Irene (Warpoole), and grew up in Elk Mills, MD. Danny was a retired Machinist/Engineering Technician from Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He had outstanding mechanical abilities and enjoyed fixing small engines and completing...
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Alvin Kent Westfall

March 7, 1938 - August 13, 2016

Alvin Kent Westfall, age 78, of west Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Twin Pines HealthCare Center. He was born March 7, 1938, in Buckhannon, WV to the late Charles Ray and Lois Talbot Westfall. A 1957 graduate of Buckhannon Upshur High School, Ken served his country in the Army National Guard until 1963. He worked as a grocery clerk at various food stores, in the...
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Jeffra Norris Moore

March 1, 1946 - August 11, 2016

Jeffra Moore, 70, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on August 11, 2016. Born on March 1, 1946 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Norris and Nancy (Myerly) Cavanaugh. Jeffra was employed as a licensed practical nurse in the health care profession, and then went on to be a travel agent with Hill's Travel Agency in North East, MD. She greatly enjoyed watching the...
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Amy Lovett Fad

December 2, 1935 - August 10, 2016

Amy Lovett Fad, 80, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born on December 2, 1935 in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of the late Paul D. and Katharine (Jaquette) Lovett. Amy was a lifelong resident of Newark, DE, until moving to West Grove to live with her daughter and her family. She was a 1958 graduate of the University of Delaware. While raising her young family,...
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Joel Louise Ervin

September 28, 1930 - August 8, 2016

Joel Louise Ervin, 85, of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare in Hockessin, DE. Born September 28, 1930 in Bradford, PA, Joel was the daughter of the late Bruce Carothers and Genevieve Nora (Gnagey) Mellinger. She had a passion for theater and was active in Franklin and Marshall College's Green Room in Lancaster, PA and with the Senior Troupe of the North...
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Helen V. Ayers

July 8, 1920 - August 6, 2016

Helen Virginia Ayers, 96, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her daughter's home in St Pete Beach, Florida. Born July 8, 1920 in Floyd County, Virginia, Helen was the daughter of the late Elias E. Duncan and Dorothy (Sumner) Duncan. Helen was proceeded in death by her husband E. Wilson Ayers in 1997, sister, Esther (Duncan) Whited Beisner, daughter, Shirley Dutton Hensley...
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Gerald "Jerry" Fay III

June 9, 1971 - August 6, 2016

Gerald F. Fay, III, "Jerry", age 45 of North East, MD passed away on August 6, 2016. He was born on June 9, 1971 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Gerald F. Fay, Jr. and Donna Lee (Long) Fay. Jerry was an iron worker by trade and a family man. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He spent a lot of his time at his family's cabin where he enjoyed playing in...
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Wilfred Alphonse Marquis

March 2, 1934 - August 6, 2016

Wilfred Alphonse Marquis, age 82 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on August 6, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1934 in Milford, Maine to the late, Wilfred A. Marquis and Ann (Murphy) Sevigny. Wilfred enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, boating, and going to the beach. Wilfred is survived by his sons: Mark Marquis of Port Deposit, MD, Stephen Marquis and his wife,...
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Jesse M. Foster, Jr.

November 7, 1958 - August 5, 2016

Jesse M. Foster, Jr. age 57 of Conowingo, MD, passed away after a long-term illness while surrounded by his loving family on August 5, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1958 in Elkton, MD to Jesse M. Foster, Sr. and the late, Vaudeline C. (Perdue) Foster. Jesse was the Pastor of Fellowship of Faith Church in Kirkwood, PA for ten years. He founded and facilitated The Exchange Youth Ministry of...
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Jean Alice Adams

August 6, 1938 - August 2, 2016

Jean Alice Adams, 77, of North East, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born August 6, 1938 in Newton Hamilton, PA, Jean was the daughter of the late Don and Jessie (Estep) Strausser. She was a member of the American Legion - Mason Dixon Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary where she was a Past President. She was a homemaker for 26 years before beginning a waitressing career. She loved...
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Thomas E. Fones, Jr.

August 24, 1940 - August 2, 2016

Thomas E. Fones, Jr., 75, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on August 2, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 24, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Fones, Sr. and Josephine E. (Kovak) Fones. Tom worked for 30 years at Esskay Meats, then at Martin Gillett for seven years, and finally Washington Food for six years. He loved camping, Native American...
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Tana L Erbe

September 6, 1955 - August 1, 2016

Tana Lynn Erbe, 60, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 1, 2016. Born on September 6, 1955 in Coaldale, PA, she was the daughter of Mary Ellen (Yeager) Boyer and the late Harold Boyd Boyer. Tana earned her Bachelors of Science degree from East Stroudsburg State College, where she graduated in 1977. Upon graduation, she worked for the State of Maryland...
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