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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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Our Obituaries

Rodney S. Shelley

November 24, 1945 - July 24, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Rodney S. Shelley, aged 70, on July 24, 2016. The lights that brightened the Shelley family dimmed on July 21, 1998, when beloved mother and wife, Linda Ann Shelley, departed this gracious earth. Her only request to her husband, the now late Rodney, was to ensure he took care of "their girls" – A task he accepted zealously...
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Dale Arthur Haywood, Sr.

January 19, 1942 - July 23, 2016

Dale Arthur Haywood, Sr., 74, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully to be with his Lord Saturday, July 23rd 2016 at home surrounded by family. Dale was born 19 January 1942 in Traverse City, MI to the late George E. and Wanetta J. Haywood. He married his beloved wife of 50+ years, Sally Ann (Putnam) on August 5th 1965 in Bel Air, MD. Dale enlisted in the US Army at age 17 in the year 1959. He...
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Duane Dylan Tillman

December 21, 1971 - July 21, 2016

Duane Dylan Tillman, age 44, of Irwin, PA passed away on July 21, 2016. Born on December 21, 1971, in West Chester, PA to William Lammy, Sr. and Catherine (Trombetti) Lammy of Elkton, MD. Duane loved music and was an extremely talented drummer, with a love for heavy metal. In his youth, he played in a band that opened for many headliners of the day. He also had a love for riding Harley...
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Olga Hotra Boshonek

June 3, 1926 - July 21, 2016

Olga Hotra Boshonek, 90, of Elkton, MD passed away on July 21, 2016. Born June 3, 1926 in Chesapeake City, MD, Olga was the daughter of the late, Alexander Hotra and Tekla (Podwirna) Hotra.Olga was married to John Boshonek at St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church on the Lower East Side of New York City on October 11, 1947. John had served as a Seaman's First Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII...
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Richard Samuel Field

September 6, 1966 - July 20, 2016

Richard Samuel Field, 49, of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Born September 6, 1966 in Wilmington, DE, Richard was the son of Samuel W. Field and Mary Darlene Smith. Richard was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed reading about history, specifically the history of war, and relaxing at home watching his shows. Richard cherished his...
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Daniel J. Schnatz

December 12, 1948 - July 20, 2016

Daniel Schnatz, 67, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 after a valiant fight against insurmountable medical odds. He was born in Elkton, MD on December 12, 1948 to Joseph Sr. and the late Margaret (Sis) Schnatz. Dan was a 1967 graduate of Elkton High School and a 1973 graduate of the University of Delaware. He was beloved as an educator and coach; as a husband and father; as a...
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Donald A. Hopson, Sr.

June 6, 1954 - July 17, 2016

Donald A, Hopson, Sr., age 62 of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home in Newark. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Darby, PA to the late Robert and Dorothy Carlin Hopson. Don (as his family called him, although he loved being called Donald) was a family man who enjoyed being with his family, watching cartoons with his grandkids, and relaxing in Paradise at Hideaway Beach...
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Edward Kenneth Laws

June 12, 1941 - July 17, 2016

Edward Kenneth (Ken) Laws, 75, of Bear, DE, passed away at home July 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Delaware, Ken was born in Newark on June 12, 1941. He was a graduate of Newark High School, a veteran of the Army National Guard and retired from a career at DuPont as a computer programmer. He had a love of horses, John Deere tractors, and he and his wife...
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Bertha Jackson Sager

January 16, 1918 - July 16, 2016

Bertha Jackson Sager, 98, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 16, 2016. Born on January 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter Avery and Frances (Aument) Jackson. Bertha was born in Elk Mills, MD where she went on to attend a one room school house. She then transferred to Elkton High School where she graduated in the class of 1935. Bertha...
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Louis Field Morris, USN

January 17, 1952 - July 12, 2016

Louis "Lou" Field Morris, age 64 of Warwick, MD passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born January 17, 1952 in Washington, DC, Lou was the son of Robert Langley Morris and the late, Hattie Mae Morris (Leonard). Lou grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he attended Bohemia Manor High School and often worked at Woodstock Farm. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974, Lou...
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Elizabeth Louise Grohs

November 7, 1932 - July 11, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Grohs, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016, at Dominion Village in Poquoson, VA. She was 83 years old. Betty was born on November 7, 1932, in Unionville, PA, to the late John Paul and Eleanor Heald Galloway. She resided in Newark, DE for nearly 60 years and enjoyed the past year spending time in Virginia. Betty met the love of her life, Richard "Dick" Grohs...
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Louise Willis Vannoy

February 17, 1917 - July 9, 2016

Louise Willis Vannoy, of Kemblesville, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2016, at age 99, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday. She was the daughter of Lillian Creswell Willis and Daniel J. Willis of Newark, DE. Louise was a graduate of Newark High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1939. She joined the New London Presbyterian Church...
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David Marvin Brackins

May 22, 1945 - July 8, 2016

David Marvin Brackins, 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Friday, July 8, 2016. Born May 22, 1945 in Bel Air, MD, David was the son of the late Marvin Rowan Brackins and the late Opal Faye (Todd) Brackins. David grew up in Harford County, MD. Following his graduation he joined the United States Navy where he served his country proudly. He was a Civil War enthusiast and enjoyed riding...
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Ray R Wise

September 10, 1941 - July 6, 2016

Rev. Dr. Ray R. Wise, 74, of Conowingo, MD, went home to be with his Lord on July 6, 2016. A native Lancaster Countian, he was active in Southern Baptist church life for more than 30 years; serving in local, state, and national positions. He pastored churches in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He and his wife, Karol, also served three years as home missionaries in northwest Pennsylvania under...
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Joseph Raymond Guay

January 26, 1944 - July 4, 2016

Joseph Raymond Guay, age 72 passed away on July 4, 2016. He was born on January 26, 1944 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Joseph R. Guay, Sr. and Leona (Viens) Guay. Joseph was a member of the American Legion Post 135 of Perryville, MD. He was employed as a route salesman in the food snack industry in Massachusetts. From 1996 to present day, he was an auction manager for American Auctioning...
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Mark L Scherer

September 22, 1957 - July 4, 2016

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Beatrice Mae Foraker

April 6, 1938 - July 3, 2016

Beatrice Mae Foraker, 78, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully with her daughter and granddaughter by her side on July 3, 2016. Born on April 6, 1938 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Elsa Mae (Gimple) Cato. Beatrice loved to read, playing cards with her best friend, Nancy, going to yard sales, going to Goodwill, cooking and baking, and greatly enjoyed being...
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Ed Hudson Catron

November 1, 1931 - June 30, 2016

Ed Catron, 84, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 30, 2016. Born in Tazwell, VA on November 01, 1931, he was the son of the late Lewis Robert and Susie (Atwell) Catron. Ed was a security guard for many years. He greatly enjoyed doing word search puzzles, dominos, and playing cards. He also loved watching baseball and football, and listening to Blue...
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Walter G. Peters

June 7, 1918 - June 28, 2016

Walter G. Peters, Age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Country House in Wilmington, DE. Walt was born on June 7, 1918, in Wenonah, NJ, the son of the late Raymond I. Sr. and Alice (Watson) Peters. After graduating from Bucknell and attending officer training at Harvard, he served in the South Pacific as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He...
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Gary Chatham

March 2, 1950 - June 26, 2016

Gary Chatham, 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26, 2016. Born on March 2, 1950, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Jeanne (Hann) Chatham. Gary was a carpentry teacher for 32 years at the Cecil County School of Technology retiring in 2008. He was also a private pilot and was a member of several flying clubs, in particular, Short Wing Piper...
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Jacob B. Carson, Jr.

October 21, 1928 - June 24, 2016

Jacob B. Carson, Jr., 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his home Friday, June 24, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born, October 21, 1928 in West Grove, PA, Jake was the son of the late Jacob B. Carson, Sr. and Ida (Bare) Carson. Jake served his county proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps., U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Reserves. After his military career, he...
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Jacob Hunter Lindsay

July 28, 1998 - June 24, 2016

Jacob Hunter Lindsay, 17, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly June 24, 2016. Born in Baltimore on July 28, 1998, Jake was the son of James Joseph Lindsay, Jr. and Kimberly Brown Burks. He was a 2016 graduate of Rising Sun High School and was considering entering the military. His passion was dirt bikes and four wheelers. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends who will miss his...
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Stephen O. Johnson

February 22, 1917 - June 22, 2016

Stephen O. Johnson, Age 99, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 22, 2016. Born on February 22, 1917, in Shamokin, PA, he was the son of Oscar L. Johnson and Eleanora Johnson. He was employed and retired from General Motors after 30 plus years of service. He was very proud of his consistent work attendance record without missing one day. Johnson was a faithful member of the...
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Robert A. Pierce

August 5, 1942 - June 21, 2016

Robert A. Pierce, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away at home surrounded by his family on June 21, 2016. Born on August 5, 1942 in West Grove, PA, he was son of the late John S. and Edna Mae (Steward) Pierce. Robert attended the Auburn Regular Baptist Church. He loved bowling with the Oxford League as well as playing softball for Hoffman's Haven. Robert is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley...
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Frederick Price Rhoades

February 2, 1936 - June 21, 2016

Frederick Price Rhoades, age 80 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 21, 2016. He was born on February 2, 1936 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late, Edgar Price Rhoades and Violet Rhoades (Atwell) Smith. Fred loved to go fishing and had a soft spot in his heart for all dogs. He was a car fanatic and especially loved the classics such as: Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. He was a member in...
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Joyce Ann Tatman Schafer

February 5, 1946 - June 19, 2016

Joyce Tatman Schafer, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was born February 5, 1946, in Wilmington, DE to the late Charles P. and Madaline Richter Tatman. Joyce grew up in Chesapeake City MD and graduated from the Bohemia Manor H.S. She then spent two years at the Towson College in Baltimore, but chose to return back home to marry and settle down. She...
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Anne "Gram" Swan

June 30, 1927 - June 18, 2016

Anne M. Swan, "Gram", age 88, of Landenberg, PA passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born on June 30, 1927 in Fair Hill, MD to the late C. Stanley and Grace (Martindell) Moore. Anne was a graduate of Kenmore High School and Goldey College. In addition to farming with her husband, she worked for 32 years as a secretary in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Delaware....
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Dorothy H. Morgan

November 11, 1922 - June 18, 2016

Dorothy H. Morgan, 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016. Born on November 11, 1922 in Woodstown, NJ, and raised by Rev. A.D. Hammond in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Alice Hammond. Dorothy graduated from Mercy Hospital and then went on to work as a school nurse at Dunleith and Minquadale both in DE. She then worked at Del Tech as a...
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Frances J. Harrah

November 13, 1932 - June 16, 2016

Frances J. Harrah, age 83, formerly of West Nottingham, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born on November 13, 1932 in West Nottingham, PA to the late Norman and Loretta (Hershour) McCall. Frances had a passion and pride for tending to her flower gardens and her home. Everything in her home and yard was meticulously planned and well kept, and her neighbors and family often...
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Glenn Lee Whitlock

November 9, 1955 - June 13, 2016

Glenn Lee Whitlock, age 60, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born on November 9, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Malcolm Lee and Ruth (Baker) Whitlock. Glenn owned and operated his own mechanics shop where he worked on anything with an engine. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, semi pro racer, and enjoyed most motor sports. When he wasn't working on motors or...
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Alexander Ramirez

June 28, 1980 - June 12, 2016

Alexander Ramirez, age 35 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 12, 2016. He was born on June 28, 1980 in Chicago, IL to Rosendo and Maria Ramirez. Alexander worked as a contractor in several home remodeling companies. He was also very involved in welding and he loved playing sports such as basketball and baseball. Some may refer to Alexander as the best baby sitter out there. ...
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Geraldine Beavers Wyatt

July 11, 1950 - June 10, 2016

Geraldine "Gerry, Gi Gi" Wyatt, 65, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, June 10, 2016. Born July 11, 1950 in Frankford, WV, Gerry was the daughter of the late Roan Allen and Annie Mae Beavers. Gerry enjoyed reading, watching western movies, going for automobile rides, and spending time with her sisters. She especially enjoyed playing slots. Gerry loved children and cherished her...
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Faith Eternity Green

June 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Faith Eternity Green, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 10, 2016. Born on June 10, 2016, she was the daughter of Richard W. Green, Jr. and Amanda L. (Irwin) Racine, both of Rising Sun, MD. In addition to her parents, Faith is survived by her brother, Jason Racine, Jr. of Rising Sun. MD; three sisters: Aubrey Racine of Rising Sun, MD, Destinney...
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Gary Lee Green

October 26, 1938 - June 9, 2016

Gary Lee Green, 77, of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on October 26, 1938 in Upland, PA, he was the son of the late George E. and Mildred (Howells) Green. Gary was the proud owner of Green's County Store in Mendenhall, PA from 1977-2000. He also worked at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. He was an avid coin collector,...
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Sterling C. Wade

February 28, 1940 - June 7, 2016

Sterling C. Wade, 76, of Rising Sun, MD went to be with his Lord Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. Born February 28, 1940 in Switchback, WV, Sterling was the son of the late Frank Robert Wade and the late Virginia Mae (Dillon) Wade. Sterling retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 31 years as a quality control tech. He also worked for Securitas Security Services U.S....
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Mary Louise Laws

September 17, 1922 - June 3, 2016

Mary Louise Laws, age 93 of Bear, DE passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1922 in Newark, DE to the late Ralph Raymond, Sr. and Beulah (Eastburn) Lewis. Mary attended Goldey-Beacom College and went on to become an executive secretary at the Refinery in Delaware City. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. Animals of all nature had a special place in Mary's heart,...
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John F. McCollum, Jr.

November 6, 1936 - June 2, 2016

John F. McCollum, Jr., age 79 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born on November 6, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late John F., Sr. and Blanche Gregorkiewicz McCollum. John worked as a lineman for Diamond State Telephone from which he retired. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was an avid surf fisherman and hunter. He was a life member of Abate, and a member...
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Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman

May 18, 1936 - June 1, 2016

Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman, age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on June 1, 2016. He was born on May 18, 1936 in Newark, DE to the late, Thomas F. Sweetman and Julia M. (Lloyd) Sweetman. Robert worked for General (Kraft) Foods until his retirement in 1998. Sergeant First Class Sweetman retired from the Delaware Army National Guard, 198th Signal Battalion, A Company serving from 1956-1990. Bob...
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Richard "Jere" Dummer

June 18, 1938 - May 31, 2016

Richard J. Dummer, "Jere", 77, of Earleville, MD, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2016. He was the son of the late Richard and Ida (Schorr) Dummer. He was born on June 18, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, attended high school in Sunbury, PA and subsequently Swarthmore College. Jere was a Mechanical Engineer at Boeing Vertol in Ridley Park for many years, where he also worked as an Aircraft Accident...
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Norma Jean Brammer

August 15, 1941 - May 31, 2016

Norma Jean Brammer "Jean", age 74, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, passed away on May 31, 2016. She was born on August 15, 1941 to the late Thomas Clarence and Ila Pauline Bartlett Comer in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Jean worked as a marketing director for radio sales for, AM "Oldies 97", WAMD radio station in Aberdeen, MD. She was also a beautician, real estate agent, and homemaker. In her...
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Kathy Simmons Hardin

July 18, 1954 - May 31, 2016

Kathy Simmons Hardin, 61, of Elkton, passed away May 31, 2016 in Rising Sun, Maryland. Visitation will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. in Elkton on Friday June 3rd, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. in Elkton on June 3, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm with Pastor, Stephen Nissley (Mercy Missionary Baptist Church) and Pastor Jamey D. Grooms ...
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Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban

July 31, 1938 - May 30, 2016

Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban, 77, graduated to heaven's glory and was received into the arms of Jesus on May 30, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Gwen concluded her journey with cancer holding the hands of loved ones and began eternity welcomed by departed loved ones, including her infant son, Tommy. Born in Camden, NJ, in 1938, Gwen was the...
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Richard Francis Elwell

July 18, 1955 - May 30, 2016

Richard Francis Elwell, 60, of Perryville, MD, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016. Born on July 18, 1955 in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late Eugene and Miriam (Becker) Elwell. Richard served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Shasta stationed in California. He was discharged in 1980. He also worked at NLB Corporation for 31 years, a manufacturer of High Pressure Water Systems, where he...
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Michael J. Randvere

May 1, 1943 - May 29, 2016

Michael "Mickey" Randvere, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 29, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born May 1, 1943 in Berlin, Germany, to Frederick and the late Crystal Grunwald Randvere. He was a longtime resident of Newark, DE and Manville NJ. In the late 1970s, he graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry. He went on...
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Edwin Alker Orvis

May 9, 1931 - May 28, 2016

Edwin Alker Orvis, 85, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully May 28, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Ed was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He owned a grocery store in Rowlandsville and owned an Angus Farm in Conowingo for many years. Later in life, he worked at Algers, Western Auto, and Martins. Surviving him is his wife of 63 years, Nancy. He was preceded in...
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David Cintron-Diaz

October 6, 1959 - May 28, 2016

David Cintron-Diaz, 56, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born October 06, 1959 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Antonio Cintron and the late Ramonita (Diaz) Cintron. David worked for Nichol's Construction as a professional driver. His passions included his children and playing tennis. In addition to his father, and sisters, Migdalia and...
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John Llera

November 22, 1931 - May 26, 2016

John Llera, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, DE. He was born November 22, 1931, in Norfolk, VA to the late Juan and Juanita Santos Llera of Puerto Rico. John served his country for 27 years in both the Army and the Navy, from which he retired. He then worked in the U.S. Civil Service for another 24 years at the Elsmere...
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Helen Marko Conroy

June 9, 1922 - May 26, 2016

Helen Marko Conroy, 93, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on May 26, 2016 at John Hopkins Bay View Hospital. Born on June 9, 1922 in Duquesne, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Marko. Helen moved to Baltimore City in 1941 and worked at the Goetz Meat Packing Company for 22 Years and at United Products, formerly Carrier Are Conditioning Company, where she retired at the age of 70...
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Christine Elizabeth Stapp

June 9, 1933 - May 23, 2016

Christine Elizabeth Stapp, age 82, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on May 23, 2016 at her home. She was born on June 9, 1933 in Earleville, MD to the late Albert M. and Agnes L. Moffett Rehfuss. Christine is survived by her son, Joseph Stapp of Olathe, KS; sister, Maryanne Amirikian and her husband, Richard, of Centreville, MD; and three grandchildren: Samantha Stapp, Paula Stapp, and...
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Charles Ellis Given, Sr.

August 26, 1943 - May 22, 2016

Charles Ellis Given, Sr., age 72 of Newark, Delaware, passed away on, May 22, 2016 at the Heartland Hospice House. He was born on August 26, 1943 in Elkton, Maryland to the late Thomas Norton Given and Belle Virginia Jackson. Charles worked as a cabinet maker specializing in building fine furniture. He was often commissioned to design and build specialty items. He was a veteran of the...
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Anna Maria "Anaka" Taylor

December 5, 1934 - May 21, 2016

Anna Maria Nauts Taylor, known as Anaka Taylor, of Delray Beach, FL, passed peacefully at her daughter's home in Chesapeake City, MD on Saturday, May 21, 2016. She was born December 5, 1934, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to the late Jan and Christina Hopman Nauts. A model, born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, she was on a ship traveling back to The Netherlands after spending time...
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Robin Ann Naylor

March 13, 1954 - May 20, 2016

Robin Ann Naylor, age 62, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on, May 20, 2016. She was born on March 13, 1954 in Somerville, NJ to the late William F. and Anne R. (Pickell) Naylor. Robin was a very happy woman who was truly an inspiration to those around her. She "loved to give love, get love, and she was damn good at it." Robin is survived by her brother,...
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James Clayton McGarvey

August 26, 1942 - May 18, 2016

James Clayton McGarvey, age 73, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on May 18, 2016. Born on August 26, 1942 in Kittanning, PA to the late, Alexander Clayton McGarvey and Roseanne (Bowser) McGarvey. James taught in both Cecil and Kent County Public Schools. He also coached football in Rising Sun, MD. James is survived by his wife, Sara (Sally) McGarvey; son, Eric McGarvey and wife, Michelle...
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Martin Leroy Whiteman

February 18, 1944 - May 17, 2016

Martin Leroy Whiteman, age 72 of Earleville, MD passed away after a long illness surrounded by his loving family on, May 17, 2016. Born on February 18, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Norman Franklin Whiteman and Evelyn Belle (Jester) Whiteman. Martin served in the National Guard for the United States military and was also a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Newark, DE for 50...
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Corey Anthony Lang

July 24, 1988 - May 12, 2016

Corey Anthony Lang, age 27, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Born on July 24, 1988 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Dee Oleo Watson. He is survived by his mother, Dee Watson and his stepfather, Joseph Watson, of Rising Sun, MD; his sons, Nico Oleo, and Cylus Oleo; a brother, James Watson; sisters, Christa Lang, Stephanie Watson, and Wendy Watson...
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Peter Donald Hughes

May 31, 1951 - May 10, 2016

Peter Donald Hughes, 64, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on May 10, 2016. He was born May 31, 1951 in New London, CT. Peter graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received a Master's degree in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts. He worked the last 37 years for DPL/PEPCO. Pete loved cooking gourmet meals for his family, boating, and spending time at his family...
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John Bartlett Lanigan

October 8, 1945 - May 4, 2016

John Bartlett Lanigan, Jr., an accomplished safety professional and avid photographer, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after battling brain cancer for five months. Known by many as the "safety man" John spent the last 25 years committed to educating, training, and ensuring safe work environments for trade and craft workers throughout the Baltimore-Washington DC metro area. John began his career...
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Alex J. Evans

October 3, 1954 - May 2, 2016

Alex J. Evans, 61, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2016. Born October 3, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Alex was the son of the late Samuel and Katherine (Homza) Evans. Alex enjoyed fishing and boating. He was an animal lover with a special place in his heart for dogs and horses. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. Alex is survived by his two daughters,...
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Wallace Peery Behnke

March 25, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Wallace Peery Behnke, age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on April 23, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1929 in Trenton, MO to the late, Wallace Kessler Behnke and Pauline (Hill) Behnke. Wallace served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He spent nearly forty years at DuPont working on research and development of Thermoman and Nomex. He was involved in private consulting work during...
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Mary Margaret Thompson

March 26, 1954 - April 22, 2016

Mary Margaret Thompson, age 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 26, 1954, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Matthew and Susan (Golya) Engoglia. Mary Margaret grew up in Buffalo, NY. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a BA Cum Laude, in Wildlife...
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Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene"

March 15, 1931 - April 22, 2016

Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene", age 85 passed away on April 22, 2016 in Elkton, MD. He was born on March 15, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late, George Walker Cox and Virgie Ella (Ridinger) Cox. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service at Perry Point, he then worked alongside of...
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Franklyn E. Boys

November 22, 1922 - April 22, 2016

Franklyn E. Boys passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born, November 22, 1922 in Wilmington and was the son of Clyde and Louise Boys. Frank grew up in Wilmington, Alabama, Chicago, and Drexel Hill, PA as his father transferred with Hercules Powder Co. Upon graduation from Upper Darby High School in 1941, Frank entered the University...
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Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr.

March 19, 1933 - April 21, 2016

Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr., age 83, of Newark, DE, living on the same road for 83 years, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Wilmington, DE and was the son of the late Wilken Lamont and Myrna Viola Thompson McElwee. He graduated from Newark High School. He was a truck driver, a dispatcher at M&G Convoy, Bakers and DuPont;...
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Marvin R. Janney, Sr.

January 20, 1930 - April 18, 2016

Marvin R. Janney, Sr., 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2016. Born January 20, 1930 in Virginia, Marvin was the son of the late Brown and Rosie (Harrington) Janney. Marvin worked as a self-employed logger throughout his life. He was a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church and was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. Marvin will be dearly missed by his family and...
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Elester Howard Nash, III

April 17, 1968 - April 17, 2016

Elester Howard Nash, III, age 48 of Elkton, MD, passed away on, April 17, 2016. He was born on April 17, 1968 in Baltimore, MD to Elester Howard Nash, Jr. and Nellie Mae (Burchett) Booker. Elester liked music and was a Baltimore Ravens football fan. Not to mention, he had a sweet tooth and loved sweets! He is survived by his sister, Natalie Swann; brother-in-law, Robert Swann; five nieces...
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Helen T. Rhodes

July 4, 1947 - April 16, 2016

Helen T. Rhodes, 68, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on April 16, 2016. Born on July 04, 1947 in Bel Air, MD, Helen was the daughter of the late Luther and Virdie (Shumate) Taylor. Helen is survived by her 5 children, Mark Taylor and his wife, Kelly, Tinamarie Reamy and her husband, Jason, Kevin Taylor and his fiancé, Dorothy, Shannon Taylor and...
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Lewis "Jake" Maclary

April 11, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Lewis F. "Jake" Maclary, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1929 in Newark, DE to the late C. Lewis Maclary and Helen (Frazer) Willis. He entered the Navy at age 17 and served as a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he worked for Chrysler's Mopar Plant in the facilities and...
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Paul A. Boulden

December 25, 1944 - April 12, 2016

Paul A. Boulden, 71, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his loving family April 12, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born December 25, 1944 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David and Lucy Boulden. Paul retired from Chrysler after 30 years. He was a dedicated NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan who also enjoyed NHRA. He was an animal lover who held a special place in...
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Mary E. Crouch

January 2, 1929 - April 12, 2016

Mary E. Crouch, age 87, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Laurelwood Care Center. She was born on January 2, 1929 in Chester, PA to the late Walter Myers and Emma (Caraigan) Myers. She worked as a factory worker for National Vulcanized Fiber Mill in Newark, DE. She enjoyed playing poker and horse racing and was an avid visitor at Delaware Park. She is survived by her...
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James "Jim" Paul Belay

January 19, 1946 - April 11, 2016

James P. Belay, 70, of Rising Sun, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Christiana Hospital. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda (Ross) Belay; son Wade Belay and his wife Ginny; daughter, Sha Peterson; and 5 grandchildren; Nick and Grace Belay, and Haley, Kayla, and McKenna Peterson, his sister Carol Briggs and her husband Mike, special cousins Art...
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Deborah Jean Youngblood

August 2, 1947 - April 10, 2016

Deborah Jean Youngblood, age 68 of Elkton, MD passed away on April 10, 2016. She was born on August 02, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY to the late, Fred and Mary (Francis) Turner. In 1991, Deborah obtained her masters degree from New York University. As our Nani, she always instilled the value of education in us; she herself was a great teacher. She taught us the value of family, the importance of...
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Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr.

December 28, 1944 - April 8, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr., 71, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. Born December 28, 1944 in Scranton, PA, Bernie was the son of the late Bernard F. Kaper Sr. and the late Nellie (Berpeisti) Kaper. He was also proceeded in death by his son Brandon F. Kaper. Bernie enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and hunting; his most cherished time was spent with his family and...
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JoAnn Kennedy

February 22, 1941 - April 7, 2016

JoAnn Kennedy, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on April 7, 2016. She was born on February 22, 1941 in Jonesville, NC to the late, Lucille (Myers) Sexton. JoAnn was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Calvert Manor Nursing Home and Cecil County Public Schools as a cafeteria worker. JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, and...
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William "Bill" C. Worthington

April 17, 1952 - April 4, 2016

William "Bill" C. Worthington, 63, of Elkton, MD passed away after a long illness Monday, April 4, 2016. Born April 17, 1952 in Pennsylvania, Bill was the son of the late Arthur "Bill" Worthington and Charlotte Ella (Lincoln) Worthington. He was a registered nurse for many years at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. He owned and operated Kiddie Academy of Foulkstone in...
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Michael J. O'Brien

July 14, 1941 - April 4, 2016

Michael J. O'Brien, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully April 4, 2016 at his home. Born July 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, Michael was the son of the late William and Anna (Boyle) O'Brien. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie O'Brien; daughters, Linda Sexton and Donna Piluso and her husband, Anthony; four grandchildren, Jessica and Tony Sexton and Antonio and Nicole Piluso;...
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Earl Wayne Bowser

September 10, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Earl Wayne Bowser, 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on April 02, 2016. Born September 10, 1942 in Newark, DE, Earl was the son of the late Chester B. Bowser and Evelyn E. (Sollenberger) Gill. Earl was an avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagle football fan. He greatly enjoyed hand held computer games, but his most cherished time was spent with his granddaughters...
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Frank Michael Talmo

October 18, 1960 - March 30, 2016

Frank Michael Talmo, 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away unexpectedly March 30, 2016 at his home. Born October 18, 1960 in Wilmington, DE, Frank was the son of the late John and Patricia Talmo. Frank was an engineer by trade, a skilled contractor and he was also involved in the real estate business. For the past few summers, he worked as a bouncer in Dewey at North Beach, which he really...
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Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III

October 26, 1977 - March 29, 2016

Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III, 38, of Hockessin, DE died on March 29th, 2016. Born on October 26, 1977 in Wilmington, DE, Clay was the son of the late Clay Wall McInnis, Jr. and the late Judy Bredeson McInnis. From a young age, Clay was passionate about music. His mother initially taught him the piano keyboard on her accordion. Her musical talents as well as his father's natural ear for music...
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Enn Kotkas

February 2, 1941 - March 29, 2016

Enn Kotkas, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born on February 2, 1941 in Tallin, Estonia, Enn was the son of the late Heiti Kotkas and Silvia Nerska. Enn loved all aspects of biology, the environment, and nature. He was a Fisheries Biologist for Normandeau Associates in Drumore, PA for many years. Enn was fascinated by science; his hobbies included fishing, birdwatching,...
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Charlotte L Walker Brown

February 29, 1936 - March 29, 2016

Charlotte L. (Walker) Brown, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 29, 2016 at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hayti, PA, Charlotte was the daughter of the late Fredrick C. Beckett, Sr. and Margaret B. (Walker) Beckett. She was a graduate of West Chester High School and worked as a photo typesetter at the Opportunity Center....
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Essie May Tuggle

May 19, 1925 - March 28, 2016

Essie May Tuggle, age 90, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Newark, DE. She was born on May 19, 1925 in Russell County, VA to the late Evans Sylvester and Mary Jane Stillwell Cordle. She is survived by her children; Charles Sylvester Tuggle and his companion, Shirley Stoneback of Oxford, PA, Arnold Edward Tuggle and his wife, Theresa of...
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Ronald G. Smith, Jr.

September 28, 1965 - March 28, 2016

Ronald Gary Smith, Jr., 50, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly March 28, 2016 at his home. Born September 28, 1965 in Havre de Grace, MD, Ronald was the son of Ronald G. Smith, Sr. and Helen Louise (Ewing) Smith. Ronald enjoyed coaching volleyball for several schools and clubs in both Maryland and Delaware. He was a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, which he was very proud of. Ronald cherished the...
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Marie J. King

September 12, 1920 - March 26, 2016

Marie J. King, age 95, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. She was born on September 12, 1920, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Maxa and late Marie Noha Lombardi. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clatchey, of Rising Sun, MD; grandchildren, Christina Philistine, and her husband, John, of Rising Sun, MD, and Jason...
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Joyce Marie LaMonica

April 16, 1936 - March 24, 2016

Joyce Marie LaMonica, age 79, of Elkton, MD passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Wilmington, NC to the late Charles Harrison and Martha Kathleen Pugh. Joyce retired from Astra Zeneca, but she was mostly known and enjoyed being a mom and grandmother, caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. Active at her church - Immaculate Conception...
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Audrey C. Laws

August 14, 1927 - March 24, 2016

Audrey C. Laws, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Season's Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on August 14, 1927 in Christiana, DE to the late Olan J., Sr. and Lela G. Leasure Cleaver. Audrey lived her entire life in the Newark-Christiana area. She attended Christiana Elementary School and graduated from...
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Louise M. Stowell

August 11, 1927 - March 16, 2016

Louise McKay Stowell, 88, of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born August 11, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late John Gunning McKay, Sr. and Sarah Edith (Yorke) McKay. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA and attended the Upper Darby school system. She graduated in 1946 and continued her education at Wesley Jr. College....
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William "Dave" Yale

November 21, 1958 - March 13, 2016

William (Dave) David Yale passed away March 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 21, 1958 in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and was 57 years old. He is survived by two loving parents, William and June Yale of Calvert, Maryland, and spoke many times of his pride in their work following God's lead; and a sister, Margaret Brown of Phoenix, Maryland. Additionally, he leaves...
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Lorlean A. Murray

February 17, 1928 - March 12, 2016

Lorlean A. Murray, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born February 17, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Dwight A. and Audra Hayden Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Mildred M. Pease, and her husband, Duane, of Elkton, MD, and Faye Ladiges, and her husband, Robert, of Lynden, WA; six grandchildren, Stephen...
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Margaret "Peggy" Sprout

May 31, 1940 - March 12, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Sprout, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 12, 2016 surrounded by her children. A life-long resident of Rising Sun, Peggy was born on May 31, 1940, the daughter of the late, Harry J. Fox and Virginia Stephens Fox. Peggy was the fifth generation to live on her family farm. She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun....
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James Vaughan Jaquette

October 10, 1933 - March 11, 2016

James Vaughan Jaquette, age 82, of Newark DE, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on October 10, 1933 in Newark, DE to the late John Paul and Louise Blanchfield Jaquette. He is survived by his son, David Vaughan Jaquette, of Winchester, VA; daughter, Cyndi Lee Boulden, of Newark, DE; son, Lawrence Alan Jaquette, of Asheville,...
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John "Jack" Patrick Curran

February 26, 1941 - March 11, 2016

John "Jack" Patrick Curran, age 75, of Elkton, MD passed away after a short illness on March 11, 2016. Jack was born on February 26, 1941 to the late, John H. Curran and Dorothy (Klonowski) Curran in Wilmington, DE. Jack served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper and Ranger. He was a military advisor in Vietnam multiple times. He retired from the Wilmington Police Force and then...
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Ellamae "Ellie" Dugger

March 11, 2016

Ellie Dugger, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born in Freeland (Baltimore County) Maryland, Ellie was the daughter of the late James and Mae Pugh. She attended elementary school in Baltimore County and high school in Rising Sun, where she graduated, receiving awards for excelling in shorthand and typing. She worked at Bainbridge Naval Training Center as a secretary at the...
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Emily Elaine Doyle

September 20, 1939 - March 10, 2016

Emily Elaine Doyle, age 76, of North East, MD passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born on September 20, 1939 in Toronto, York County, in Canada to the late Alfred Michaels and late Muriel Grace (Ince) Michaels. She worked as an Executive Secretary for the oil industry. She is survived by her two children; son, Robert (Bob) Doyle and his companion, Lisa Johnson of Elkton, MD...
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Alfred E. Musser, Jr.

September 19, 1940 - March 9, 2016

Alfred E. Musser, Jr., age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born September 19, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Alfred E., Sr. and Sara Williams Musser. He worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, DE for 30 years until his retirement. Al was a big sports fan and a loyal supporter of the University...
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Evelyn M. Roberts

March 7, 1922 - March 8, 2016

Evelyn May Roberts, (née Frank); passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, one day after her 94th birthday, in Newark, DE. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved music, dance, and gardening. Evelyn participated in many amateur dance competitions, and always did well - having the trophies to prove it. Her lifelong love...
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Louise V. Jenkins

May 3, 1917 - March 4, 2016

Louise Virginia Jenkins, 98, of Luther Crest Retirement Home, Allentown, PA (formerly of Rising Sun, MD), passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4. She was preceded in death by her husbands, E. Newell Jenkins, Andrew Flowers and E. Joseph Cooney, and her son, Carl R. Cooney. Louise was born in Elkton, Virginia and lived most of her life in Rising Sun, Maryland. Her childhood years were spent on...
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Archie D. Peel

July 13, 1943 - March 3, 2016

Archie D. Peel, 72, of Newark, DE, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at his home. Born July 13, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Archie was the son of the late Archie L. and Mary Frances (McDaniel) Peel. Archie graduated from University of Delaware and was drafted into the National Guard where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Delaware Standard-Bred Owner's...
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Charles Walker Lowe

April 27, 1952 - March 3, 2016

Charles Walker Lowe, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Born on April 27, 1952 in Grundy, VA. He was employed by John Zartler, farming for most of his working career. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles sports teams. He also enjoyed fishing. Charles is survived by his children, Charles Ernest Lowe and his wife, Kelly of Leonardtown, MD and...
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Helen E. Roark

December 10, 1916 - March 2, 2016

Helen E. Roark, 99, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her home. Born on December 10, 1916, in Cecil County, MD, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Ida Rebecca (Sprout) Krauss. Helen was a member of the M.O.T. Jean Birch Senior Center in Middletown, DE and was the longest living member of Pleasant Grove United...
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Robert C. Davis

January 1, 1989 - February 29, 2016

Robert (Bob) Chester Davis, age 27, of Elkton, MD passed away on February 29, 2016. He was born on January 01, 1989 in Chester, PA to Robert Lewis Davis and Teresa R. (Grange) Davis McNicholl. Bob worked with his father at, Davis Pest Control in Delaware County, PA. As a carpenter, Bob took pride in his work. He loved his GMC pick-up truck. As a father, he enjoyed spending time with his...
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