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Our Obituaries

Theodore "Ted" J. Hermanns, Sr.

February 24, 1927 - November 27, 2015

Theodore J. Hermanns, Sr. (Ted) passed away peacefully on November 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 24, 1927 to the late Theodore and Ebba Hermanns in New York, New York. Ted resided in Chesapeake City, Maryland where he worked as a Fork Lift Operator at Motor Wheel Corporation in Newark, Delaware and then served as a truck driver for D&S Warehouse in Newark,...
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Ronald Edward Huber

April 2, 1957 - November 26, 2015

Ronald E. Huber, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015. Born April 2, 1957 in Valley, PA, Ron was the son of the late Ralph and Phyllis (Clark) Huber. Ron enjoyed working on the farm, especially with the chickens; Becky was his favorite. He also enjoyed music and playing guitar. He was a talented artist, creating many beautiful drawings. Most of all, Ron enjoyed spending...
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Jeffry O'Neill

September 1, 1956 - November 24, 2015

Jeffry O'Neill, 59, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with his loving wife, Judy by his side. Jeffry was born in Syracuse, New York and was predeceased by his parents, Frank O'Neill and Estelle Lindsley O'Neill. Jeff grew up in Syracuse and lived there for many years. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and attended Iona College in New...
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Rachel D. MacCauley Clarke

August 3, 1979 - November 21, 2015

Rachel D. MacCauley Clarke, 36, of Nottingham, PA, passed away unexpectedly November 21, 2015 in Bluefield, WV. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on August 3, 1979, Rachel was the daughter of Francis and Donna Stuart MacCauley. She was a graduate of Oxford Area High School. Rachel worked in the healthcare field as a CNA and a phlebotomist in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She enjoyed crafts and was...
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George Alvan Raymond, Sr.

September 11, 1932 - November 21, 2015

George Alvan Raymond, Sr., age 83, of North East, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Transition Care Center in Elkton, MD. He was born on September 11, 1932, in Williamsport, PA. to the late George G. and Sarah Martha Fox Raymond. George served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1953-55. Upon his return, he went to work as a truck driver in Williamsport, PA with...
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Glenn R. Hogan

March 19, 1955 - November 20, 2015

Glenn Hogan, age 60, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 19, 1955, in Wilmington, DE to Pearl J. (Watson) Hagmaier. Glenn worked as an auto glass installer, serving 25 years with SafeLite and later, Delaware Auto Glass. He was a member of the Delaware National Guard and his hobbies included...
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Faith E. Archer

September 5, 1934 - November 18, 2015

Faith E. Archer, 81, of North East, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in the company of her beloved husband, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 5, 1934 in Lancaster, PA, Faith was the oldest daughter of the late Phillip John Emmerich and Florence Gladys (Killian) Emmerich. Faith has four sisters, Hope Bachman of Strasburg, PA, Carol Moore and Louise Canan of...
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Betty Ann Arnold

December 1, 1953 - November 18, 2015

Betty Ann Arnold, age 61, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on November 18, 2015. She was born in Trenton, NJ on December 1, 1953. Betty Ann graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 1971 and was employed by the Dupont Company for 20 years as a data entry clerk. She later received her cosmetology license from Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design and operated a salon in her home. In...
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Sarah Jane Morton

October 20, 1986 - November 16, 2015

Sarah Morton, a gentle and good hearted young woman, passed from this life Monday, November 16, 2015. Sarah was that rare human being who accepted everyone on their own terms, who had extraordinary respect and kindness for all. She was 29. Sarah is survived by her loving parents, Jane Kavanagh Morton and Jeff Morton, as well as her beloved brother and best friend, Philip. Sarah loved animals of...
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Lisa Morgan Wiegand

March 27, 1967 - November 15, 2015

Lisa Morgan Wiegand, 48, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home after her courageous battle of fourteen years with cancer. Born March 27, 1967 to Arthur Breder and Helen Gehringer, Lisa was well known and admired by many throughout her community. She graduated from University of Delaware in 1989 with her BA, and then went on to graduate school at West...
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Paul D. Simpson, Sr.

April 11, 1945 - November 13, 2015

Paul D. Simpson, 70, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, November 13, 2015. Born April 11, 1945 in Elkton, MD, Paul was the son of the late Howard M. and Juanita (Hysell) Simpson. Paul served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a lifelong member of the Chesapeake City VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends but most of all he absolutely...
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Helen S. Rae

April 7, 1934 - November 12, 2015

Helen S. Rae, 81, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Thursday, November 12, 2015. A memorial will be held at a later date.
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Layla Elizabeth Blevins

November 11, 2015 - November 11, 2015

Layla Elizabeth Blevins was born and passed away on November 11, 2015 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She is survived by her father, Aaron Michael Bragg of Elkton MD; mother, Heather Lynn Blevins of Conowingo MD; maternal grandparents Bonnie & Russell Eastridge of Colora, MD and John & Debbie Blevins of Conowingo MD; maternal great grandparents Shirley Blevins of Conowingo MD...
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James B Fields

June 3, 1952 - November 9, 2015

James B. Fields, 63, of Conowingo, MD, passed away November 9, 2015 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital. Born in North Carolina on June 3, 1952, James was the son of Charles Fields and the late Sara Gregson Fields. He worked in the construction trades as a welder and carpenter, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Rising Sun. James enjoyed...
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Audrey G. Mack

December 9, 1926 - November 8, 2015

Audrey G. Mack, age 88, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Melody Meadows and Fountain View Condos, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2015 surrounded by her loving family in Middletown, DE. She was born in Glen Richey, PA, on December 9, 1926, to the late Rosslyn and Beatrice Frederick Lewis. Audrey served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy where she was a secretary. She...
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Eugene T. Gene Meekins

July 30, 1938 - November 8, 2015

Eugene T. "Gene" Meekins, age 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Singerly Manor Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 30, 1938, in Elkton, MD to the late Roland and Ella Clayton Meekins. A resident of Elkton all his life, he worked for General Cable, later Pirelli Cable, for over twenty five years, He served his country in the Army, where he was stationed...
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David W. Dean

February 18, 1928 - November 7, 2015

David Whitten Dean, Sr., age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Delaware Veteran's Home in Milford, DE on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Born February 18, 1928, in Newark, DE, he was the son of the late William Button and Lidie Rea Dean. Dave grew up on the farm and was a farm boy at heart. He graduated from Newark High School and attended the...
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Marilyn G. Amidon

December 15, 1934 - November 4, 2015

Marilyn G. Amidon, age 80, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Cape May, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark, DE. She was born December 15, 1934 in Flint, MI, to the late Marvin and Marian Willert Simons. She is survived by her son, David Greenberg, and his wife, Barbara, of Phoenix, AZ; step daughters, Margaret Lafashia, and her husband, Vince,...
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Louise A. McGlothlin

September 13, 1930 - November 3, 2015

Louise A. McGlothlin, age 85, of Holtwood, PA and formerly of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Hamilton Arms Center in Lancaster, PA. She was born on September 13, 1930, in Zion, MD, to the late Paul R. and Margaret Ward Abrams. Louise worked as a Nursing Assistant at the Perry Point Veterans Administration until her retirement. She worked the night shift so that...
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Deborah Jane Johnson

August 13, 1960 - October 29, 2015

Deborah Jane Johnson, 55, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Thursday, October 29, 2015 at her home. Born August 13, 1960 in Elkton, MD, Deborah was the daughter of James Corrie and the late Mildred (Bishel) Corrie. She was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and crocheting. She cherished her time spent with her wonderful family and numerous friends. Deborah is survived by her son, James...
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Harold George Roth

December 5, 1925 - October 28, 2015

Harold George Roth, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Millcroft Nursing Home in Newark, DE. He was born December 5, 1925, in Camden, NJ, to the late George Henry and Laura May (Reppert) Roth. Harold was studying pharmacology, when he entered the Navy in 1944. There he served for 2-1/2 years, on several ships and facilities. It was a time in his life that he...
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Edith Emma Nickle

January 7, 1933 - October 26, 2015

Edith Emma Nickle, 82, of Rising Sun, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family Monday, October 26, 2015. Born January 7, 1933, Edith was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Edith Emma (Everett) Carter. Edith was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and Ocklokonee Tribe #212. She enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo, and collecting owls. Most of all she cherished her time...
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Doris Jean Baldwin

November 30, 1942 - October 25, 2015

Doris Jean Baldwin, age 72, of North East, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on November 30, 1942, in Abingdon, VA, to the late Eugene and Katherine V. (Cooper) Kestner. Doris enjoyed baking, traveling with her husband Robert and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 40 years,...
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Viola I. Halsey

February 18, 1920 - October 22, 2015

Viola Isabel (Hartsoe) Halsey, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully October 22, 2015 at the age of 95. She was surrounded by family at the Calvert Manor Health Care Center in Rising Sun, MD. Viola was born in Conowingo, MD on February 18, 1920; the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Eller) Hartsoe and Ulysses G. Hartsoe. As a youngster, Viola loved to visit and spend time with her grandparents,...
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David A. Jones

May 24, 1960 - October 22, 2015

David A. Jones, age 55, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. He was born on May 24, 1960, in Wilmington, DE to the late Raymond E. Jones and Judy Horseman Pacheco. David graduated from Christiana H.S. and earned his Bachelor Degree in History from the University of Delaware. Affable and energetic, he first started an advertising...
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Gary Ray Anders

April 3, 1960 - October 18, 2015

Gary Ray Anders, 55, of Darlington, MD passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. Born April 3, 1960 in Havre de Grace, MD, Gary was the son of Donald D. and Mary E. (Absher) Anders. Gary was a member of Conowingo Baptist Church and attended Wrightsdale Baptist Church. He was also a volunteer member of the Darlington Fire Company. Gary was a great fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed being outdoors,...
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Jewel D. Brooks

January 15, 1934 - October 17, 2015

Jewel D. Brooks, 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015. Born January 15, 1934 in Lancing, NC, Jewel was the daughter of the late Henry and Nanny Clyde (Barker) Keys. Jewel retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1996 to devote her time to her wonderful family. She cherished her days spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an extremely...
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Nellie Mae Booker

March 13, 1950 - October 10, 2015

Nellie Mae Booker, age 65, of Dover, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Genesis Health & Rehab in Elkton, MD. She was born on March 13, 1950 in Roanoke, VA to the late Clarence Vivian and Olga Jeannett Grey Burchett. She was a homemaker her whole life, loving and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Larry Michael Dodson

January 9, 1953 - October 10, 2015

Larry Michael Dodson, age 62 of North East, Maryland passed way peacefully on October 11, 2015 after a long battle with kidney disease at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born January 9, 1953 in West Grove, PA, to the late Otis Dodson Sr., and Hazel Emmogene Dodson of Nottingham, PA. Larry enjoyed CB radios, NASCAR, and living up to his nickname, "Sleepy". He is survived by his son,...
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Jean A. Lushis

September 25, 1935 - October 10, 2015

Jean A. Lushis, age 80, of Earleville, MD passed away on October 10, 2015. Jean was born in West Hazelton, PA on September 25, 1935 to the late Ignatius and Sophia Witkowski. Jean worked as a cook for New Castle County, Delaware Public Schools. She enjoyed aqua aerobics at the YMCA in Elkton, MD. Jean was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church in Chesapeake City, MD. She is survived by her...
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Scot Adam Doyle

May 16, 1980 - October 9, 2015

Scot Adam Doyle, age 35, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2105 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born May 16, 1980, in Newark, DE to Kenneth Lee Reed and Elizabeth Marie Doyle. All services will be held privately. To send an online condolence, visit
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Mary E. Reynolds

July 16, 1930 - October 8, 2015

Mary E. Reynolds, age 85, of Colora, MD passed away on October 8, 2015. Mary was born on July 16, 1930 in Claymont, DE. Mary worked at Perry Point VA Hospital in the housekeeping department. She was a member of the Rising Sun Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Edward W. Reynolds,...
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Judy Sowers Manko

April 16, 1959 - October 8, 2015

Judy Sowers Manko, age 56, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Heartland Hospice at St. Francis in Wilmington, DE. She was born on April 16, 1959 in Camden, NJ, to the late John Carl and Normenia R. Fike Sowers. She worked as a security guard. She loved photography, and took many pictures of the birds, animals and wildlife, for she also loved nature and its beauty....
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Paul D. Blankenship

June 17, 1940 - October 7, 2015

Paul D. Blankenship, 75, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Born June 17, 1940 in Frankford, WV, Paul was the son of the late Harlan and Florence Blankenship. Paul enjoyed fishing, collecting antique model cars and collecting knives. His most cherished time was spent with his wonderful family and friends. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Pat Blankenship;...
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Sally Ann Spicer

March 14, 1939 - October 7, 2015

Sally Ann Spicer, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Season Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born March 14, 1939 in Terre Haute, IN, to the late Charles A. Dinkel and Eudoxie Chaillaux Dinkel. She is survived by her son, James Spicer and his wife, Linda, of Newark, DE and her brother, H. Randolph Dinkel, of Arizona. Services will be held...
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Caleb L. Rojas

August 21, 1979 - October 7, 2015

Caleb Luiz Rojas, age 36, of North East, MD, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at his home in North East, MD. He was born on August 21, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY, to Jose Luiz Rojas and Leanna Hoy Burnett. Caleb worked as an electrician in the construction trades. He enjoyed the outdoors, from camping and hiking, snowboarding and tubing, to a leisurely game of disc golf through...
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Mary Jane Wilder Casbolt

April 14, 1926 - October 7, 2015

Mary Jane Wilder Casbolt, age 89, of North East, MD passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home in Rising Sun, MD. Mary was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, 1926 to the late Charles Harry Wilder and Mayme Wilder. She is survived by her sons; Gerald Casbolt and his wife, Wendy, of Goshen, CT, and Tim Casbolt of North East, MD; a brother, Charles Wilder and his...
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Jeremy Dwayne Hollada, Sr.

August 18, 1987 - October 6, 2015

Jeremy Dwayne Hollada, Sr., 28, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Born August 18, 1987 in Elkton, MD, Jeremy was the son of Linda Hollada and the late Michael D. Hollada, Sr. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and going to the Cecil County Drag Strip. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his children. He was loved by many and will...
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Violet Mildred Cross

July 4, 1923 - September 27, 2015

Violet Mildred Cross, 92, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully September 27, 2015. Born in Grand-Saline, TX on July 4, 1923, Violet was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Beulah Gholston. She was a woman devoted to her family and in her later years was active in church work. Surviving are her sons, Nick Cross and his wife Christine of Newark, DE, and Dan Cross...
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Steven Grant Cianelli

September 20, 1955 - September 26, 2015

Steven Grant Cianelli, 60, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday September 26, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD on September 20, 1955, the son of Gus Thomas Cianelli and the late Lois Marie Cianelli. He retired in 1998 from Constar Corporation where he worked in heating and air conditioning. His hobbies included working on classic cars. He will be dearly missed by his family. Surviving are his...
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Jill Lynette Bacon

May 7, 1976 - September 25, 2015

Jill Lynette Bacon, 39 of Townsend, Delaware passed away at her home, Friday, September 25, 2015. Born on May 7, 1976 in Wilmington, Delaware, Jill was the daughter of Earl L. Bacon and the late B.Linda Hughart-Bacon. Jill enjoyed reading, flower arranging, arts & crafts and being around children. She is survived by her father Earl L. Bacon, her fiancé, Carroll Winseck, one sister,...
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Elizabeth Donnelly

September 21, 1931 - September 24, 2015

Elizabeth Donnelly, aged 84, died peacefully on September 24, 2015, at her home in Newark. Elizabeth was born September 21, 1931, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the daughter of James Wright and Elizabeth O'Neill. In 1961, Elizabeth married the love of her life, Hugh Patrick Donnelly, while he was serving in the United States Air Force. They later moved to Newark, Delaware, where he became the...
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Parker Eugene Dean

May 20, 1947 - September 22, 2015

Parker Eugene "Gene" Dean age 68, of New Castle, DE, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Gene was born in San Pedro, California on May 20, 1947 to the late Merritt Dean and Eveylon Skinner Dean. Gene never let his disabilities prevent him from enjoying life. He enjoyed the sunshine, loved to fish, draw, poetry and ceramics. He worked for...
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Malcolm "Terry" Reisler

May 23, 1939 - September 20, 2015

Terry Reisler, 76, of North East, MD passed away at home on September 20, 2015 surrounded by his children. Born May 23, 1939, Terry was raised in Oxford, PA where he operated a dairy farm for many years in partnership with his brother. Later, he resided in New Castle, DE where he owned and operated New Castle Kirby Vacuum Sales and Service for 25 years. Terry loved people and was very...
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Mary Ann Teresa Clark

October 3, 1960 - September 16, 2015

Mary Ann Teresa Clark, 54, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away September 16, 2015 at her home. She is survived by her beloved companion of 13 years, Ray Thropp; two sons, Michael Stillwell and Joseph Clark; and two daughters, Maryann Giannotti and Jillian Clark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday September 19, 2015 at St. Kevin Catholic Church, 200 W. Sproul...
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Frank A. Konwinski, Jr.

October 14, 1944 - September 16, 2015

Frank A. Konwinski, Jr., age 70, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Christiana Hospital. Frank was born in Hamilton, Bermuda on October 14, 1944. He was the only child of the late Frank A. Konwinski, Sr. and Beatrice Kyme Konwinski. He was an avid sailor and member of the Spanish Point Boat Club in Bermuda. He also played soccer. He attended Mount St. Agnes Academy in Bermuda...
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Harry Claude Smith

February 20, 1933 - September 11, 2015

Harry Claude Smith, 82, of Columbia, SC, passed away on September 11, 2015 following a lengthy illness with his wife by his side. He was the son of the late Harry Smith and Marion Adamson Smith. Harry worked as a millwright at Du Pont for 38 years. He was a Navy veteran and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kay Smith;...
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Joseph John Angell, Jr.

September 25, 1942 - September 8, 2015

Joseph John Angell, Jr., age 72, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September, 8, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 25, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA. Joe served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 128th Infantry, 103rd Engineers, for 8 years. He worked as a Union Carpenter for Local 1595, Norristown, PA. for 35 years. He worked on various...
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Virginia Richards Fineran

March 14, 1922 - September 8, 2015

Virginia Richards Fineran, 93, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully September 8, 2015 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born in Colora, MD, Virginia was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas and Alice Tosh Richards. Following her graduation from James Madison University, Virginia taught for four years at the Tome School and for 28 years at Rising Sun Elementary School. She was a member...
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Jeannette M. Geary

May 10, 1924 - September 7, 2015

Jeannette M. (Sharpley) Geary, 91, completed her journey to be with the Lord at sunrise on Labor Day morning, September 7, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones at home on the Elk River in Chesapeake City, MD. Jeannette will be cherished and remembered by her children Paula Castelline (Henry), and Doug Geary (Patti), grandchildren, Constance Jefferson (George), Michael, Christopher, and Leigh...
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Michael Rea Lewis, Sr.

July 6, 1987 - September 7, 2015

Michael R. Lewis, Sr., 28, of Seaford, DE, passed away at home Monday, September 7, 2015. Born on July 6, 1987 in Elkton, MD, Michael was the son of Harriet Lewis and the late Tom Ellis. Michael worked for Unicon, Inc, where he was a chicken catcher. He loved his job, as well as shooting pool, riding motorcycles and ATVs, and watching Ravens football games, Michael's most cherished times were...
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James "Jim" Edmond Craft, Sr.

May 10, 1932 - September 6, 2015

James Edmond Craft, Sr., 83, of Port Deposit, MD passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015. Born May 10, 1932 in Rocks, MD, Jim was the son of the late Bert and Marie (Holbrook) Craft. Jim owned and operated the Chuck House restaurant from 1988 to 1992. He enjoyed being outdoors surrounded by nature, especially walking through the woods with his beloved dogs. He was a gifted artiest and enjoyed...
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Frank Birney

November 11, 1926 - September 6, 2015

Frank Anderson Birney, age 88, of North East, MD passed away on September 6, 2015. Frank was born in Elkton, MD on November 11, 1926 to the late David Paul Birney & Bessie Birney. Frank was a self-employed truck driver from 1963 to 1991. He is survived by his cousins; David Paul Birney of North East, MD, Walter Birney or Elkton, MD and Lawrence Birney of Elkton, MD; sister in laws, Della Mae...
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Dawn Marie George

February 16, 1960 - September 6, 2015

Dawn Marie George, 55, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly September 6, 2015 at her home. Dawn is survived by her husband of 33 years, James "Chris" George of Rising Sun; two sons, Nathaniel C. George and Nicholas C. George. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Marge Bryson. Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
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Helen V. Greever

September 22, 1924 - September 5, 2015

Helen V. Greever, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Brandywine Health & Rehab in Wilmington, DE. She was born on September 22, 1924 in Bluefield, WV to the late William Gideon and Charlotte Lee (Matthews) Harris. She was a homemaker who loved and cared for her family. She loved gardening and doing arts and crafts. She was said to be the "sweetest person...
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Dwayne R. Shreve

May 2, 1947 - September 4, 2015

Dwayne R. Shreve, age 68, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015, at home. He was born May 2, 1947, in Libertyville, IL, to the late John and Norma Olson Shreve. Growing up in Illinois, he worked his way through college, holding several blue collar jobs, including night-shift janitor. Upon earning his degree, he began a career with the federal government in 1978. He retired...
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Delphia Dene Dodson

June 29, 1954 - September 4, 2015

Delphia Dene Dodson, 61, of North East, MD passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 after her courageous battle with cancer. Born June 29, 1954 in Elkton, MD, Delphia was the daughter of Elbert T. Miller, Sr., and the late Delphia Mae (Tiller) Miller. Delphia enjoyed gardening, cooking, and caring for her family members. Delphia is survived by her loving husband, Larry Dodson; son, John Rice...
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Drema N. Clark

August 19, 1949 - September 3, 2015

Drema Nugalene (Nug, Nuggie, Memom) Clark, 66, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 while at home with her husband, James K. Clark and immediate family. Drema was born in Powellton, WV, on August 19, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Elvie T. Moore and Zela Daniels Moore. She enjoyed spending time and creating memories with her family and friends. She was a...
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William R. "Bill" Wilson

September 4, 1933 - September 3, 2015

William R. (Bill) Wilson, 81, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1933 to the late Raymond Wilson and Mildred (Stirling) Wilson. Bill was born and raised in Ridley Park, PA where he later joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for over forty years with Conrail Railroad where he retired in 1995. ...
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M Ethel Madron

March 26, 1917 - August 30, 2015

Mrs. Margie Ethel Madron passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 30th at the age of 98. Born in Vivian, WV on March 26, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Frazier and Fannie McPeak. Ethel worked many years at the Fawn Grove Manufacturing Company in Rising Sun until its closing. She was a long time member of the Rising Sun Church of Nazarene. Ethel enjoyed cake decorating,...
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Lillian Wyatt

October 3, 1934 - August 30, 2015

​Lillian Wyatt, 80, of Colora, MD passed away on August 30, 2015 at home. Born in North Carolina on October 3, 1934, Lillian was the daughter of the late Mack Murray and the late Verdie Murray. ​Lillian worked for several years at a local sewing factory before becoming a home day care provider. She enjoyed family and children, especially her furry son (the dog), Brownie. ​She was also...
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Paul A. Vance, Jr.

February 17, 1930 - August 26, 2015

Paul A. Vance, Jr., PhD, age 85 of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Churchman Village in Newark, DE. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul A. Vance and Lucille Waltz Vance. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Dorothea Vance; three sons: Charles A. Vance and spouse, Evelyn Levenson, of Port Orange, FL; John M. Vance, of Amherst, MA; and Paul David...
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Myrtle Belle Tapp

January 29, 1926 - August 24, 2015

Myrtle Belle Tapp, age 89, of Peryville, MD, passed away August 24, 2015 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Johnson City, TN, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Neal and Martha Miller Pate. She worked in food service in the Cecil County Public Schools. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Gloryland Singers. She was a talented musician and...
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Edwin D. Stowell, Jr.

January 1, 1926 - August 23, 2015

Edwin "Ed" Derry Stowell, Jr. passed away at 11pm on August 23th, 2015 at the age of 89 in Birmingham, AL. Ed is survived by his wife, Louise McKay Stowell; daughter, Deborah Lynn Stowell of Newark, DE; son, Edwin Derry Stowell, III and wife, Mary of Birmingham, AL; son-in-law Edward G Wright, husband of late Amanda Mae Wright of Virginia Beach, VA; and son Richard Gunning Stowell and wife Reni...
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Bertha Anna Rixham

November 9, 1930 - August 23, 2015

Bertha Anna Rixham, age 84, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 23, 2015. Bertha was born in Baltimore, MD on November 9, 1930 to the late William G. Brewer and Christine E. (Levy) Brewer. Bertha is survived by her two sons: Theodore L. Rixham, III, and Bruce A. Rixham and his wife, Paula, and two daughters: Sharon L. Black and Lisa A. Comer. Additionally, she is survived by her 10...
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Dorothy M. Hanson, U.S.Navy (Ret.)

August 26, 1925 - August 22, 2015

Dorothy M. Hanson, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on August 26, 1925, in Wilmington, DE to the late Middleton and Helen Merion Hanson. After her nursing training at the Wilmington Hospital Nursing School, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S Navy in 1951. She served on the hospital ship...
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Alicia Sowers Schweizer

June 13, 1909 - August 16, 2015

Alicia S. Schweizer passed away peacefully at the home of her son Navy Captain Edward Schweizer in Chesapeake City, MD on August 16th after a long & well lived life of 106 years. She often said she had an enchanted life. She met her husband, John Mel Schweizer, Jr., in Shanghai, China, where he was a flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force in 1932. They were married in Japan in 1934. She...
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Edwin W. Atkins, Jr.

June 28, 1932 - August 15, 2015

Edwin W. Atkins, Jr., 83, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on August 15, 2015. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911, where friends and family may visit beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Brookview Cemetery.
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John T. Killian

November 10, 1959 - August 15, 2015

John T. Killian, 55, of Colora, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born November 10, 1959 in Inchon, South Korea, John was the son of Doo Hwan (Chang) Killian and the late Howard Lloyd Killian, Jr. John attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduating in 1978 then furthering his education at Loyola University Maryland, graduating with a degree in Chemistry in 1982. John spent...
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Hugh Patrick "Pat" Donnelly

July 22, 1929 - August 13, 2015

Hugh Patrick ("Pat") Donnelly, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home August 13, 2015. Pat was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern (Occupied) Ireland to Teresa Fitzpatrick Donnelly and Michael Donnelly, Sr. who are predeceased. He was the younger brother of the Reverend Michael Donnelly, also predeceased. Pat immigrated to the United States in the mid-1950s, originally residing in...
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Dennis Ray Singleton

May 22, 1957 - August 9, 2015

Dennis Ray Singleton, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born May 22, 1957 in Webster Springs, WV, Dennis was the son of Samuel A. Singleton and the late, Margaret F. (Newhouse) Singleton. Dennis grew up in Elkton, MD and graduated from Elkton High School in 1976. He worked at General Motors in Newport, DE. Dennis is survived by his father, Samuel Singleton,...
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Alfred Arthur Gruber

February 11, 1920 - August 9, 2015

Alfred Arthur Gruber, age 95, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on August 9, 2015, in Newark, DE. He was born February 11, 1920, in New York City, to the late Otto Arthur Benedict Gruber and Charlotte Genoveva (Beyer) Gruber. Al and his two younger brothers were full-fledged Bronx kids growing up. He attended New York University, the first in his family to do so and graduated in 1941with a...
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Patsy S. Simpson

September 10, 1942 - August 7, 2015

Patsy S. Simpson, 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. Born, September 10, 1942 in Wythe County, VA, Patsy was the daughter of the late Thomas Sheldon and Dorcas Gale (Sult) Snow. Patsy was a 1962 graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was an active member of both the AARP Tax Aide Group for 25 years and Kingdom Hall – Jehovah's Witness in Rising Sun, MD. Among...
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Pauline Grace Madron Rogers

May 29, 1945 - August 7, 2015

Pauline Grace Madron Rogers, age 70, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015, at her home in West Chester, PA. She was born on May 29, 1945, in Elkton, MD, to the late Olin and Ruby Eastridge Madron. She worked as a deli clerk at several sub shops before joining Super Fresh, at their deli counter. It was a job she loved, and her customers said that she made the "best...
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Barbara Ann Grant

November 5, 1945 - August 7, 2015

Barbara Ann Grant, 69, of North East, MD passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. She was born on November 5, 1945 in Elkton, MD and was the daughter of the late, Paul Purnell and Mary Stowers Purnell. Barbara enjoyed collecting various types of items ranging from Barbie dolls, Porcelain dolls, and Coca-Cola products. She spent her time with her beloved dog, Willie, and her many grandchildren whom...
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Frederick LeRoy Boddy

January 17, 1918 - August 6, 2015

Frederick LeRoy Boddy, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Colora, MD, on January 17, 1918, to the late Levi and Myrtle Smith Boddy. He attended Rolandville Public School, the Conowingo School, and Carver High School. At the age of 17, he was employed at Wallacine Block in Newark making cement blocks. He...
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Derrick William Lowe

January 30, 1966 - August 5, 2015

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Derrick Lowe, died unexpectedly at Union Hospital at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Lowe, and his children, Webster and Emma Lowe. Mr. Lowe is also survived by his mother, Frances Lowe, and his brother Craig Lowe, of Elizabethton, TN. Mr. Lowe was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN. After working as an engineer for Nissan Motor...
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Samuel Francis du Pont

April 13, 1930 - August 3, 2015

Samuel Francis du Pont, 85, of Georgetown, MD, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 13, 1930, Sam was the son of the late Ernest and Anne (Thompson) du Pont. Among the numerous organizations Sam was active with, he was most notably known for formerly holding office as the Cecil County Sheriff during the early 1970s. Sam is survived by his sons, Richard Eric...
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Michael J. Connors

September 10, 1948 - August 3, 2015

Michael J. Connors, age 66, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born in Washington, DC on September 10, 1948, to the late George and Grace Lanham Connors. A skilled carpenter, Michael worked at the Local #132 Union Hall in Washington, DC. He was proud of all the buildings at which he worked, and would enthusiastically point...
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David Jay Missimer

April 2, 1954 - August 3, 2015

David Jay Missimer, 61, if Elkton, MD passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at his home. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Rhonda L. Graves

April 16, 1962 - August 2, 2015

Rhonda L Graves, age 53, suddenly went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August, 2, 2015, in her home town of Elkton MD. She was born April 16, 1962 in New Castle, DE, the daughter of Bea Gaulding Gebhart and the late Richard M. Cheseroni. She obtained an Associate's Degree from Delaware Technical College. She worked at W.L. Gore for many years, and also City Pharmacy, but the most...
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Ronald A Marking

July 4, 1939 - August 1, 2015

Ronald A. Marking, 76, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at his home August 1, 2015. Born in Milwaukee, WI on July 4, 1939, Ron was the son of the late Anthony and Ruth Goetzinger Marking. Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Marking. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee with a degree in physics. He helped fund his college education...
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Rosalind "Roz" Smart

April 14, 1954 - July 30, 2015

Rosalind J. "Roz" Smart, 61, a lifelong resident of Elkton, MD, passed away at home July 30, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 14, 1954, Roz was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Ruth. Roz volunteered for many years in the public school system and worked as a paraprofessional for 20 years, working with special needs children, whom she loved. Roz...
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Dorothy M. Rex

October 28, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Rex, 87, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home July 28, 2015. Born in Palmerton, PA on October 28, 1927, Dottie was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida Hassenflug Hoffman. She was a graduate of Palmerton High School and spent 25 happy years working at Avon. She loved gardening , enjoyed travel in the family motorhome and spending time with family. Dottie...
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Ethel J. Thompson

June 18, 1918 - July 28, 2015

Ethel J. Thompson passed away peacefully on July 28, 2015 at the age of 97 at Greenville Glen Assisted Living, Greenville, South Carolina. Ethel was born in 1918 to Stanley and Dora Beers in Fair hill, Maryland. After graduating from Calvert High School, Ethel attended Goldey Beacom Business College. Upon graduating, she worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company and married William Batten,...
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Theresa Irene Miller

December 23, 1969 - July 26, 2015

Theresa Irene Miller, 45, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly Sunday, July 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 23, 1969 in Baltimore, MD, Theresa is the daughter of Ruth Jane (Jones) Johnson and the late Harold Curtis Johnson. She was a social person and enjoyed interacting with people. She also enjoyed her puzzle books; but what she cherished most was spending time with her family,...
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Jesse C. Eller

September 20, 1923 - July 25, 2015

Jesse C. Eller, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE after a short illness. He was born in Clifton, NC on September 20, 1923, to the late Lester and Lora Eller. Mr. Eller was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart. After returning from the service, he went to work for General Motors in Newark, DE until his retirement...
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Diane Lee Caldwell - McCreary

February 22, 1954 - July 23, 2015

Diane Lee Caldwell McCreary, age 61, of North East, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her residence. She was born on February 22, 1954, in Conowingo, MD, to the late Barrett Edward and Nelia Caroline Bauguess Caldwell. Trained as a nurse, Diane worked as a home healthcare provider for many years. She later took a job at the counter at Northside...
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Ruth Zalman Osborne

August 24, 1931 - July 23, 2015

Ruth Zalman Osborne, age 83, of Newark, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was recently preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Osborne, Jr. Ruth was born in Emporia, Va., the daughter of Emil Zalman and Mary Bodish Zalman. She spent her early years on the family farm. Her experiences there instilled values that would guide her throughout her life. She graduated from...
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Phillip Wesley Martin

December 27, 1978 - July 21, 2015

Phillip Wesley Martin, 36, passed away unexpectedly in Baltimore, MD on July 21, 2015. Phillip was a veteran of the U.S Air Force and is survived by his mother, Sherry Martin, his wife, Erica Shellenberger, two children, Cassady and Azure Martin, and his sister Amber Black. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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Michelle Lambert

October 27, 1961 - July 21, 2015

Michelle Lambert, 53, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on July 21, 2015 at her home. Michelle is survived by her loving husband, David; their five children, Steven, Melissa, Christopher, Katherine, and Elizabeth, and one granddaughter, Jade. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She will be missed dearly. May she rest in peace. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the...
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Debra Lynn Clark

June 5, 1955 - July 19, 2015

Debra Lynn (Debbie) Clark, 60, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at home, with her husband by her side, July 19, 2015. Born in Camden, NJ on June 5, 1955, Debbie was the daughter of Audrey Earling Huddleston and the late John Hutter. She worked with her husband on their marine electronics business and loved the Jersey Shore. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tom Clark;...
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Janice C. Shanahan

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

Janice Shanahan, age 70 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 18, 2015 after a short illness. Janice was born on May 6, 1945 in Elkton, Maryland and lived most of her life in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Janice spent the majority of her life in the Maryland/Delaware area and grew up on the north side of Chesapeake City on Biddle Street until moving to the south side on Bethel Road in the 1960's. ...
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Linda Jean McNair

October 24, 1949 - July 18, 2015

Linda Jean McNair, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born October 24, 1949 in Ligonier, PA to the late Lawrence and Esther Brant Klingensmith. She came to the area while attending classes at Goldey Beacom College. She spent most of her life as a home maker taking care of her children. She then worked with her husband,...
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Mary Frances Garvey Thomas

April 29, 1928 - July 17, 2015

Mary Frances Garvey Thomas passed away July 17, 2015 at the grand age of 87 in the home of her daughter, Sara. Mary was born in County Sligo, Ireland on April 29, 1928. She was the eldest child of John and Ellen Flemming Garvey. After surviving a major illness as a child, she left Ireland at age 18 to study nursing in England, She worked in many hospitals in the OR, burn units and plastic...
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James E. Duff, Jr.

October 5, 1972 - July 16, 2015

James E. Duff, Jr. (Jimmy), passed away suddenly on July 16, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD on October 5, 1972, Jimmy was the son of Michele Taylor and the late James E. Duff, Sr. He worked in the construction trade and enjoyed riding motorcycles and being on the water. Those who knew him remember him as a "free spirit" and a very generous man. He was above all, a good father and a devoted...
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Donald L. "Don" Niehouse

October 20, 1939 - July 14, 2015

Donald L. (Don) Niehouse, 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 14, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Kansas City, MO on October 20, 1939, Don was the son of the late Louis and Ina Niehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Morse Code radio man on the carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, and retired as a plant manager, working in the plastics industry. He will be remembered as a man...
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Bonnie Agnes Weller

January 2, 1938 - July 12, 2015

Bonnie Agnes Weller, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 surrounded by her family in Quarryville, PA. She was born January 2, 1938 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Reese and Agnes Rowland Prewitt. Bonnie held several jobs throughout her life but was known for her painting and paper hanging business that she owned and operated. She had an extensive doll collection and...
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Katherine Bibik

November 14, 1924 - July 10, 2015

Katherine Bibik, 90, of Newark, DE, formerly of Fayetteville, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, July 10, 2015 at Somerford House and Place in Newark, DE. Born November 14, 1924 in Cooperstown, NY, Katherine was the daughter of the late Philip and Jennie Garitz. Katherine was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, NY and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years....
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Audrey Melissa Osborne

November 25, 1934 - July 10, 2015

Audrey Melissa Osborne, 80, of Rising Sun, MD went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 10, 2015. Born November 25, 1934 in Whiteford, MD, Audrey was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Elsie Mae (Bullen) Lloyd. She was a long-time member of Pleasant View Baptist Church where she participated in many activities for the church. Audrey loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending...
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