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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

Our pledge to you is you and your family will receive highly personalized services delivered with unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect. Feel free to call us anytime for a tour, for prearrangements or final arrangements. We are here for you.


Our Obituaries

Elizabeth "Betsy" Dollenger

November 20, 1935 - July 20, 2019

On July 20, Elizabeth Campbell Dollenger (Betsy) passed from this earth. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Dollenger, her parents James Cameron and Elizabeth McClung Pulsifer, her brothers Cy, Jack, and Earnest Pulsifer, and her beloved granddaughter Lily Dollenger. She is survived by her sons Dave and Stacie Dollenger of Rising Sun and Mike and Heather Dollenger of Woodbridge,...
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Helen Louise Dennison

August 27, 1930 - July 16, 2019

Helen L. Dennison, formerly of Elkton, MD, died Tuesday in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She would have been 89 next month. Her family always was the center of her life. Her husband, Curtis W., died in 2008. Her son, Keith, died in 1968. Helen is also preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Webb; brother, Jimmy Craig, Sr.; and sister, Betty Juba. She will be greatly...
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Dwayne Dayton Taylor

July 31, 1963 - July 15, 2019

Dwayne D. Taylor, age 55 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 15, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1963 in Havre de Grace, MD to Mary Christine (Oliver) Major. Dwayne graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1981. He was employed by Southern States Petroleum and worked as a delivery truck driver for 30 years. Dwayne loved spending time with family and friends.. He enjoyed camping in Western, MD,...
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Leslie D. Geesaman

October 11, 1950 - July 15, 2019

Leslie D. Geesaman of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019. She was born on October 11, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to Hilma Elva (Mutschler) Davis and the late Reynolds Davis. Leslie was a very organized and detail oriented person, which served her well in her time working as an administrative assistant in a law office, and in her home life. She enjoyed reading magazines, trying...
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Mark Steven Dunsmore

April 5, 1966 - July 14, 2019

Mark Steven Dunsmore, age 53, of Elkton, MD passed away July 14, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1966 in Jefferson City, TN to Linda Ann Bradley and the late Lloyd Dale Dunsmore. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1993 as an Army Ranger. He participated in the U.S. invasion of Panama, co-named Operation Just Cause, which occurred during mid December 1989 and late January 1990. Most...
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John Edward Collins

January 11, 1937 - July 13, 2019

John Edward Collins, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 13, 2019. He was born on January 11, 1937 in Chester, PA to the late Edward Ambrose Collins and Gertrude Elizabeth (Bustz) Collins. John was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 194 and the VFW Post 2819 in Rising Sun, MD. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A...
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Patricia Ann Sankus

February 26, 1953 - July 12, 2019

Patricia Ann Sankus, age 66 of Newark, DE passed away on July 12, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1953 in Summit, NJ to the late Robert Edward Day, Sr. and Catherine (Revock) Day. Pat was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for 30 plus years. Throughout those years, Pat served many positions such as: Treasurer, Deacon, choir member, Sunday School Teacher, and many sub...
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Craig Francis Rogge

April 28, 1966 - July 8, 2019

Craig Francis Rogge of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on April 28, 1966 to John Christopher Rogge and the late Elaine Ayars Rogge. Craig was passionate about music his entire life and enjoyed playing his guitar. Craig is survived by his father, "Chris" Rogge; brother, Jeffrey Lee Rogge; two nieces: Gwyneth and Caitlyn Rogge, and step mother Nancy...
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Leona Mae Brown

June 24, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Leona Mae brown passed away peacefully on July 7th 2019. She was born June 24th 1929 in Los Angeles California to the late Ada and John Franklin. She was a coal miner's daughter. She owned and operated a food truck ( Lees Coffee Cup) that proudly served the personnel that built the Delaware Memorial Bridge and other various locations. She later pursued her passion as a seamstress for JC...
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William "Bill" Ahern

January 3, 1943 - July 6, 2019

Bill Ahern, age 76, of Elkton, Maryland passed away on July 6, 2019. The son of William (Bud) Ahern and Mary Dougherty Ahern, he was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 3, 1943. Bill graduated from Salesianum in 1960. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1963. While in the Navy, Bill's squadron received a Naval Unit Accommodation Ribbon from President John F. Kennedy for serving...
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Nancy Jean Evans

May 23, 1943 - July 5, 2019

Nancy Jean Evans of Middletown, DE, age 76, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019. She was born on May 23, 1943 in West Chester, PA to the late Joseph L. McCleary and Josephine Florence (Manley) McCleary. Nancy worked for General Motors for 27 years until her retirement in 2003. A homebody, she enjoyed cross-stich, adult coloring books and to play 500 Rummy with her family. She also liked to watch ...
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Jayne McCommons Foard

February 22, 1929 - July 5, 2019

Jayne McCommons Foard, age 90 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home. Born February 22, 1929 in Elkton, MD, Jayne was the daughter of the late Amor Perry McCommons and the late Ethel Elizabeth (Jackson) McCommons. Jayne attended Chesapeake City High School where she graduated Class of 1946. Following her graduation, she went on to attend Salisbury...
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David "Dave" Allen Gilley

August 24, 1958 - July 4, 2019

David Allen Gilley, age 60 of Colora, MD passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Born August 24, 1958 in Havre de Grace, MD, Dave was the son of Joseph and Joan (Lambert) Gilley. Dave enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially on his boat and shooting his rifle. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him....
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William Connie Blevins

May 11, 1942 - July 1, 2019

William Connie Blevins, age 77 of Conowingo, MD passed away on July 1, 2019. He was born on May 11, 1942 in Abington, VA to the late William T. Blevins, Jr. and Cletus (Terry) Blevins. William always said he had two jobs in life: the Army and Westinghouse. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for 4 years and worked at the Westinghouse as an Operations Manager for 30 years....
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Robert E. King, Jr., "Rob"

October 23, 1963 - July 1, 2019

Robert E. King, Jr., age 55 of Nottingham, PA passed away on July 1, 2019. He was born on October 23, 1963 in Havre de Grace, MD to Robert E. King, Sr. and the late Clarssie B. (Powers) King. Rob was a motorcycle and jeep enthusiast. He owned a Harley Davidson and Jeep Wrangler, which he drove with pride. Rob and his beloved fiancé, Susan regularly attended Conowingo Pool where they enjoyed...
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Terry Lee Keesee

January 28, 1959 - June 30, 2019

Terry Lee (Boyd) Keesee, age 60 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Born on January 28, 1959 in Gary, IN, Terry was the daughter of Grace Earleen (Faust) Boyd and the late Thomas Roland Boyd. Terry enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors. Whether she was camping at the beach, boating on the Susquehanna River or gardening in her yard, Terry was at peace...
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Lillian Marjorie Hughes

May 27, 1964 - June 29, 2019

Lillian Marjorie Hughes, 55, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Born May 27, 1964 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Howard, Sr. and Ellen Van Sice. Lillian was a life-long resident of Elkton. She graduated from Elkton High School; class of 1982 then went on to attend Cecil College. Lillian worked for Dr. Paul Lavine, DDS located in Elkton in her early years...
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John Franklin Crampton

October 21, 1966 - June 29, 2019

John Franklin Crampton, age 52, of North East, MD passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 29, 2019. He was born October 21, 1966 in Jennersville, PA. John loved being on the water where he could be found boating, fishing, and crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay. John was a Turf Technician for the University of Delaware. His family considered him to be "Mr. Fix-it" and was a...
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Joseph Paul McGlinn, Sr.

August 13, 1932 - June 28, 2019

Joseph Paul McGlinn, age 86 loving husband of Kathryn Theresa, passed away on June 28, 2019 in Elkton, MD. He was born on August 13, 1932 at home on 20th Street in Chester, PA to the late Hugh and Marguerite Ferguson McGlinn of Parkside, PA. Joe began his working career at the age of 9 and continued working many unique and varied jobs until his retirement from Huntsman Polypropylene where...
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William "Bill" Mortimer, Jr.

January 22, 1961 - June 27, 2019

William Patrick Mortimer, Jr. of North East, MD, age 58, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was born in Chester, PA on January 22, 1961 to William Patrick Mortimer, Sr. and Maryann C. (Reist) Mortimer. Bill worked for WL Gore Associates for 35 years as Global Technical Leader. He was a passionate Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Super Bowl 52 Champion Eagles. Bill loved bowling,...
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Leslie Eugene Jenne, Jr.

March 11, 1959 - June 26, 2019

Leslie Eugene Jenne, Jr., age 60 of Dundalk, MD passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Elkton, MD. Born on March 11, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY, Leslie was the son of the late Leslie Eugene Jenne, Sr. and the late Virginia Helena (Bartick) Jenne. Leslie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He cherished his time spent with his family and adored his grandchildren....
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Joyce Edith Thompson

July 5, 1935 - June 23, 2019

Joyce Edith Thompson of Port Deposit, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. She was born in Hopewell, MD on July 5, 1935 to the late Emil T. Kelly and Edith Marian (Jackson) Kelly. Joyce, a lifetime church goer, most recently attended Gateway Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD. She liked to crochet and do needlepoint. Joyce loved taking care of her chickens, and collected teddy bears...
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Gloria Jean Horton

May 14, 1942 - June 22, 2019

Gloria Jean Horton, age 77 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Born May 14, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, Gloria was the daughter of the late William and Ethel Brown. Gloria was a proud mother and grandmother. Taking care of others brought her great joy and she cared for many children over her years working as a nanny. In her spare time she enjoyed going shopping. Gloria is...
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Joanne Touchton Tosh

May 2, 1930 - June 20, 2019

Joanne Marie Touchton Tosh, widow of John Sterrett Tosh, Sr., was born to the late Julia (Prettyman) Touchton and Norman "Dick" Touchton in 1930. She attended school in Calvert and was a graduate of the University of Delaware. Mrs. Tosh spent her career as a teacher at Rising Sun Elementary School. She was an active member of West Nottingham Presbyterian Church. Throughout her lifetime she...
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Raymond "Guy" Rodemich, Jr.

January 13, 1947 - June 18, 2019

Raymond "Guy" Rodemich, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 72, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. He was born on January 13, 1947 in Rye, NY to the late Raymond Guy Rodemich, Sr. and Loretta M. (Moffet) Mayer. Guy worked for thirty years as a yacht broker. Later he worked for Rommel Harley Davidson for 12 years before his retirement in 2016. Guy has been a stay at home grandfather for the last 7 years,...
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Elizabeth Page Gilbert "Nancy"

February 18, 1938 - June 18, 2019

Elizabeth Page Gilbert, "Nancy", age 81 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on June 18, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1938 in New York City, NY to the late Nelson Whitney Page and Elizabeth Ann (Waterman) Page. Nancy grew up in West Hartford, CT, enjoying summers at camp in Vermont and at the beach in Rhode Island. Following graduation from Oxford School, she attended Elmira College...
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George WM Dower

May 24, 1935 - June 16, 2019

George WM Dower, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away June 16, 2019. He was born May 24, 1935 in Shenandoah, PA to the late George William Dower, Jr. and Katherine Dower (Whelan). George was a Fleet Service Representative for U.S. Airways for 31 years and very well respected. He loved fishing and travelling. George and his wife owned a 40 foot RV and traveled 20 years during retirement. Their...
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Roland Joseph Vansant

August 29, 1958 - June 12, 2019

Roland Joseph Vansant, age 60 of New Castle, DE passed away on June 12, 2019. He was born on August 29, 1958 to the late Vernon Vansant and Elsie (Mattson) Vansant. Roland had a great sense of humor and loved to joke. He enjoyed playing darts and watching NASCAR. His favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt and Tony Stewart. Roland is survived by his brother, William Vansant of Wilmington, DE...
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Gregory Allen Langshaw

August 26, 1973 - June 12, 2019

Gregory Allen Langshaw, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 26, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Joan Phyllis (Argo) Blankenship. Greg was an avid sports fan. In his younger years he played baseball and then later became a football fan where he rooted for the Denver Broncos. Greg also enjoyed fishing. He will be missed dearly by his family and...
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Karl William Schneider, "Bill"

November 8, 1962 - June 11, 2019

Karl William Schneider ("Bill"), age 56 of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Born on November 8, 1962 in Wilmington, DE, Bill was the son of Florence C. (Frazer) Schneider and the late Karl A. Schneider. Bill was employed by the Christina School District where he enjoyed working with children as a teacher's aide. He was a talented artist who especially enjoyed...
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Mary B. Crothers

January 13, 1925 - June 11, 2019

Mary B. Crothers, age 94, of Rising Sun, MD passed away June 11, 2019. She was born in Blue Ball, MD on January 13, 1925 to the late Clemson and Carrie Eva Brown. Mary was a graduate of Calvert Agricultural High School and later of Goldey-Beacom College. She worked as a secretary and treasurer on her family farm, "Long Green Farm". Mary was involved in many organizations such as the Red Hat...
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Anne A. Losten

July 18, 1920 - June 10, 2019

Anne A. Losten, age 98 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 10, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1920 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late John and Julia (Petryshyn) Losten. Anne worked as a treasurer and secretary on her family farm, "Losten's Dairy" which was a wholesale/retail milk business from 1940-1968. She was also a devoted member of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chesapeake...
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Daniel "Dan" Graham, Jr.

August 16, 1932 - June 9, 2019

Daniel "Dan" Ignatius Graham, Jr. of North East, MD, age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born on August 16, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel Ignatius Graham, Sr. and Gertrude Cecilia (Rehfuss) Graham. At a young age, Dan moved with his family out of Philadelphia to a farm, where he learned how to fix things and acquired his love of...
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Edward J. Williams

November 29, 1939 - June 7, 2019

Edward J. Williams ("Eddie"), age 79 of North East, MD passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. Born November 29, 1939 in Port Deposit, MD, Eddie was the son of the late Stanley and Mabel (Barr) Williams. A loving husband and father, Eddie will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. Services for Eddie will be held privately at the family's request. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Harriett Lee Howland-Jolley

February 2, 1945 - June 5, 2019

Harriett Lee Howland-Jolley of Hubert, NC, age 74, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on February 2, 1945 to the late James Harvey Stanton and Martha (Cross) Stanton. She was also a long time resident of Wilmington, DE. Harriett was born and raised in Elkton, MD. She worked for the Maryland State Roads Commission for a time. Harriett went on to work as a truck...
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Sharon Elaine Prince

March 4, 1947 - June 4, 2019

Sharon Elaine (Coppage) Prince, age 72, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1947, in Elkton, MD to the late John Freeman Coppage and the late Thelma Kathleen (Ball) Coppage. Sharon was self employed as the cofounder of S & S Coin Operations, where she worked as an accountant. In her spare time, Sharon...
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Doris Petersen Scott

June 22, 1925 - June 2, 2019

Doris P. Scott, age 93 of Elkton, Maryland, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at home. Born June 22, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the only child of David Robert Steele Petersen and Leslie H. Petersen. Scott was a retired attorney and trailblazer in the legal community. She graduated from Eastern High School and Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. When Scott told her father she wanted...
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Maynard Eugene Bare

August 22, 1933 - May 31, 2019

Maynard Eugene Bare, age 85, of North East, MD passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born on August 22, 1933 in Jefferson, NC to the late Troy Kilby Bare and Lilah Ray (Colvard) Bare. Maynard was a member of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church in Bel Air, MD. He grew up on a dairy and pig farm where Maynard learned to be a hard worker. After leaving the farm, he went on to work for Thiokol,...
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Doris R. Johnson

September 13, 1922 - May 31, 2019

Doris R. Johnson, longtime resident of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 96. She was born in Comstock, NE on September 13, 1922 to the late Ivan Eugene Robertson and Eva Beatrice Robertson. Doris proudly served in the United States Navy for 13 years, joining on March 13, 1945. She was chosen to be one of the first six enlisted women to be sworn into the Regular...
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Brandon Michael Neff

April 9, 1987 - May 31, 2019

Brandon Michael Neff, age 32, of Newark, DE passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born on April 9, 1987 in Havre de Grace, MD to Harry Joseph Neff, II and Pamela Mae (Griffith) Hasse. Brandon enjoyed watching movies and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Georgia Bulldogs. A hard worker, and loved working in the restaurant business. Brandon loved to cook and had attended...
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Nancy Louise Chadwick

July 1, 1940 - May 31, 2019

Nancy Louise Chadwick, age 78, of Newark, DE passed away May 31, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1940 in Buffalo, NY to the late Daniel Ovid Clausius and Louise Mae Akroyd (Kramer). Nancy primarily cared for her family and home. She was a part time pre-school teacher and worked at "Creations Plus" craft store for many years. Nancy loved quilting, sewing and crafting. She also loved watching her...
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Donna Jane Oram

May 27, 1943 - May 30, 2019

Donna Jane Oram, age 76 of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born May 27, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Donna was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elise (Foster) Oram. Donna loved life and everything that the Good Lord blessed her with. She enjoyed attending craft shows and flea markets and loved animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed Hallmark Movies and quiet time. She was...
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Joseph Clinton Paige, II

September 29, 1977 - May 30, 2019

Joseph Clinton Paige, II, age 41 of North East, MD passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born September 29, 1977 in Clarksburg, WV, Joe is the son of Joseph Clinton Paige and the late Debra Lynn (Wilt) Nowlan. Simple words could never fully describe what a wonderful person and gift to this world Joe was. He was a caring man with a heart of gold who would be willing to help...
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Barbara Ann Wadolny

January 25, 1943 - May 27, 2019

Barbara Ann Wadolny, age 76 of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. Born January 25, 1943 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Valkos) Derescavage. Barbara grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, married and raised her family in Audubon, Pennsylvania before coming to live with her Son and Daughter-In-Law in Bear, Delaware, October of 2017. As...
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Hazel L. Emerson

April 2, 1927 - May 26, 2019

Hazel L. Emerson, age 92 of Ocean City, MD formerly of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019. She was born on April 2, 1927 in Elkton, MD to the late Randall Trimble and Beatrice (Reynolds) Trimble. Hazel was raised by her mother, Beatrice and grandparents on the Reynolds Farm in Cecil County, MD. As a child, she grew up with her aunts and had a wonderful childhood. Hazel worked as a...
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Suzanne Marion Miller

April 11, 1943 - May 26, 2019

Suzanne Marion Miller, age 76 of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Pottstown, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born April 11, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, PA, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Thomas Aloysius and Patricia Irene (Jasonis) Cunningham. Faith and family were of the utmost importance to Suzanne. She marveled at the beauty of God's creation,...
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Ciersten, Talen, and Nolan Jackson

May 23, 2019

Ciersten Nikcole Jackson, age 10, of North East, MD passed away May 23, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on August 10, 2008. Ciersten was in her 5th grade year at Bayview Elementary School in North East, MD. She played the flute in the school band and assisted with raising and lowering the American Flag each day for the school. Ciersten was a member of the Green Team, a conservation program...
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Anthony William Shackelford, "Tony", "T-Bone"

April 7, 1985 - May 23, 2019

Anthony "Tony" William Shackelford, age 34, of Elkton, MD passed away May 23, 2019. Tony was born in Elkton, MD on April 7, 1985. Tony was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team. He enjoyed playing sports and cookouts. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his father, Freddie Shackelford and his wife, Kathy of Elkton, MD; mother, Mary (Sis)...
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Janice Louise Collins

March 13, 1938 - May 22, 2019

Janice Louise Collins, age 81 of Middletown, DE passed away on May 22, 2019. She was born on March 13, 1938 in Beverly, MA to the late George Joseph Fournier and Marguerite (Lake) Fournier. Janice was a woman of faith and was raised Catholic. She was a member of St. Josephs Parish of Middletown, DE for many years. Janice's priority in life was her family. She took great pride in raising her...
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Russell Leo Ellis, Sr.

February 2, 1932 - May 20, 2019

Russell Leo Ellis, Sr., age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on May 20, 2019. He was born on February 2, 1932 in Luray, VA to the late Gilbert Leo Ellis and Elenora M. (Sours) Ellis. Russell graduated from the University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a very successful business man. He owned green houses and grew hydroponic tomatoes and sold them to many...
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Merle Henry Crampton, Jr.

May 11, 1963 - May 20, 2019

Merle Henry Crampton, Jr., age 56 of Brooklyn, MD passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. Born on May 11, 1963 in Hagerstown, MD, Merle was the son of Helen C. (Griffith) Crampton and the late Merle Henry Crampton, Sr. Merle was a loving son and brother. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed every moment he could spend with them. He was an avid sports enthusiast, he especially routed...
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Leland Wayne Bancroft, Jr.

January 23, 1989 - May 19, 2019

Leland Wayne Bancroft, Jr., age 30, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019. Born on January 23, 1989 in Onslow, North Carolina, Leland was the son of Leland W. Bancroft, Sr. and Lorraine M. (Pratt) Bancroft. Leland was a 2008 graduate of Elkton High School. He spent some time employed by Royal Farms as a clerk and then worked at Newark Chrysler Jeep as a lot attendant. Most...
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Betty June Thompson

August 14, 1938 - May 18, 2019

Betty June Thompson, age 80, of Elkton, MD passed away on May 18, 2019. She was born on August 14, 1938 to the late Millard Samuel Buskell and Lucille Beatrice Buskell (Williams). Betty loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the soap opera, "Young and Restless." As a homemaker, Betty loved to cook. She read the Bible and was right with the Lord. Betty is...
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Jacquelyn Elizabeth Cross

July 29, 1935 - May 18, 2019

Jacquelyn "Jackie" (Barto) Cross, 83, of Elkton, MD passed away May 18, 2019. A faithful member of her church since 1989, her love of the Lord was evident by her service. She taught children in primary, Beehives in Young Women and Sisters in Relief Society. Jackie was a dispatcher/agent at Jones Motor Company for over 40 years. The daughter of Elizabeth Sehl, is survived by her daughter,...
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Charles William Deitzel

April 28, 1943 - May 18, 2019

Charles "Charlie" William Deitzel, age 76, of Port Deposit, MD passed away May 18, 2019. Charlie was born in Maryland on April 28, 1943. Charlie worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years. He really enjoyed the time he spent crabbing with his friends. Charlie was a very private person and mostly kept to himself. He is survived by his brother, Edward Deitzel (Edith); sister,...
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Esther Virginia Chopko

September 21, 1942 - May 17, 2019

Esther Virginia (Gerbman) Chopko, age 76 of Newark, DE and formerly of Murfreesboro, TN passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1942 to the late Morris Martin Gerbman and Johny Herman (Kelley) Gerbman. Virginia was a member of the Central High School Class of 1960, where she was in the band. She was a talented and accomplished florist, both...
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Kirk Edgar Patchel

October 3, 1947 - May 17, 2019

Kirk Edgar Patchel, age 71 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 17, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Media, PA to the late George Edgar Patchel and Helen (Kirkpatrick) Patchel. Kirk was an outdoorsman and lover of life. He had a passion for fishing and bird hunting. He liked horses and women; he loved dogs and, better yet, underdogs. He enjoyed telling...
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Olive Reed Heegard

November 16, 1920 - May 16, 2019

Olive was born November 16, 1920. Following a short illness, Olive drew her last breath on May 16, 2019. Olive is predeceased by her parents, William A. Reed & Elsie Wynona Clark Reed, grandparents Robert F Reed & Elizabeth Stidham Lynam Reed and her husband, Cloyce Herman Heegard (9.3.1919-2.28.2012) and several siblings. Olive is survived by her children, Bonnie Lee (James) Brown &...
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Maureen Maryann Snovel

July 18, 1938 - May 16, 2019

Maureen Maryann Snovel of Chesapeake City, MD, age 80, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1938 in Norristown, PA to the late James William Musselman and Sarah Mildred (Bloomer) Musselman. Maureen liked to crochet, do crossword puzzles, play solitaire and cultivate her flower gardens. She enjoyed vacationing in Rehoboth Beach and watching people go by while swinging on...
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Calvin Walker Downer, Jr.

April 9, 1932 - May 16, 2019

Calvin Walker Downer, Jr., age 87 of North Port, FL, formerly of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Born April 9, 1932 in Richmond, VA, Calvin was the son of the late Calvin W. Downer, Sr. and the late Gladys V. (Koontz) Downer. Calvin served his county proudly in the US Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a boat patrol captain for Aberdeen Proving Ground for 30...
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Sarah K. DeBenedictis

January 27, 1939 - May 14, 2019

Sarah K. DeBenedictis, age 80 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Born January 27, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, Sarah was the daughter of the late Daniel and S. Katherine (Cavender) Johnson. Sarah was a sports enthusiast and loved talking about all the stats and happenings. Though she enjoyed all sports, she loved football and often rooted for the Baltimore Ravens. She...
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Heath Squier Ravel

September 3, 1953 - May 14, 2019

Heath Squier Ravel, age 65, of Nottingham, PA passed away May 14, 2019. Heath was born in Philadelphia County, PA on September 3, 1953. Heath worked at Advanced Auto Parts in North East, MD. He was a member of Freedom Church in Rising Sun, MD. Heath enjoyed working on classic cars, vintage motorcycles and jeeps He is survived by his son, Dane Ravel of Nottingham, PA; sister, Beth Ward of...
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James William Seydell

October 19, 1943 - May 14, 2019

James William Seydell, age 75, of Wilmington, DE passed away May 14, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Walter and Pearl Seydell. James was a computer technician with the Delaware State Police, where he dedicated 42 years of his professional career. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church and a former member of Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company. James...
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James Douglas Meadows

October 16, 1973 - May 13, 2019

James Douglas Meadows, age 45, of Rising Sun, MD passed away May 13, 2019. James was born in West Chester, PA on October 16, 1973. James graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1991. He was the owner and operator of James Meadows Contracting which he started in 2011. He loved his Nova Car and he enjoyed spending time with his father and his family. He is survived by his children, James...
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H. Norman Wilson, Jr.

November 12, 1942 - May 11, 2019

H. Norman Wilson, Jr of Elkton, MD, age 76, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born in Easton, MD on November 12, 1942 to the late H. Norman Wilson and Kathleen Nestor Wilson. Norman graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1964 where he played basketball and lacrosse; and went on to attend the University Of Maryland School Of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree...
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William "Billy" White

May 23, 1952 - May 8, 2019

William Marion White, "Billy", age 66 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in West Grove, PA on May 23, 1952 to Evelyn B. White and the late Rodney L. White. For most of his professional career, Billy delivered flowers for Floral Plant Growers in Rising Sun, MD. Billy was a sociable man that never met a stranger. He had a big heart that would help anyone. Billy...
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Roberto "Bob" Marrero

April 10, 1959 - May 8, 2019

Roberto "Bob" Marrero of Elkton, MD age 60, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in Puerto Rico on April 10, 1959 to Jose (PePe) Marrero Cordova and Carmen Delia (Bonilla) Marrero. Bob worked for GM for 28 years until his retirement in 2009. He loved to work, and went on to work maintenance part time at the YMCA. Bob stayed in touch with his GM friends online and at various...
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Nancy Mera Whisman

July 13, 1958 - May 7, 2019

Nancy Mera Whisman passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in her North East, MD home. She was 60 years old. Nancy was born in Malvern, P.A. on July 13, 1958. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles L. Quann, a former police officer of the Malvern Police Force, and her mother, Kathryn A. (Pyle) Quann. Nancy is survived by her dear, loving husband, Charles L. Whisman; her first born, Anthony...
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Joseph Franklin Gulick, Jr.

November 8, 1922 - May 6, 2019

Joseph Gulick Jr., who died on May 6, was born in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 1922. He was the second of three children of Annie and Joseph Gulick Sr. Joe grew up in Chevy Chase, Md., and he helped support his family with a newspaper route during the Great Depression. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, Joe went to work for Westinghouse in Baltimore. He married...
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Robert "Bob" Anderson

May 24, 1964 - May 5, 2019

Robert "Bob" Edward Anderson of Rising Sun, MD, age 54 passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born on May 24, 1964 in DuBois, PA to the late Robert Leroy Anderson and Betty Ann (Ishman) Anderson. Bob proudly served his country in the United Stated Navy. He was an avid fisherman and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Generous with his time, Bob was always happy to help anyone with anything. He was a...
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A. Robert Jasinski

April 10, 1933 - May 4, 2019

Dr. Arnold Robert Jasinski, "Bob", age 86 of Elkton, MD went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2019. Bob was born on April 10, 1933 in Chester, PA to the late Matthew Jasinski and Pauline (Nicgorski) Jasinski. Bob graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He was the first Jasinski to go to college and graduate. Bob moved to Elkton, MD in 1965 and worked alongside the original...
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Martha Lou Saylor

September 4, 1939 - May 2, 2019

Martha Lou Saylor, age 79 of Landenberg, PA passed away on May 2, 2019. She was born on September 4, 1939 in Beavertown, PA to the late George Etzler and Margaret (Gilbert) Etzler. Martha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School in 1960 and worked as a Registered Nurse for over forty years. Martha loved traveling with her husband, Michael and her family. They would...
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Gail Maclary Chickersky

March 8, 1949 - May 1, 2019

Gail Maclary Chickersky, age 70 of Newark, DE died on May 1, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1949 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry Maclary and Anne (Richards) Maclary Munyan. A lifetime resident of Newark. she graduated in 1967 from Newark High. She received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1971 and later earned her MBA from the University of Delaware. After...
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Hunter James McDaniel

March 20, 2019 - April 22, 2019

Hunter James McDaniel was born on March 20, 2019 at 3:27pm. He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces. Hunter fought health problems and went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2019 at 9:07pm. Hunter is survived by his parents, Amanda Sexton and Gilbert McDaniel, Jr.; five siblings: Jaylen Sexton, Alisa Sexton-Thodos, Charlie James McDaniel, Cameron Anothony McDaniel and Lacey Sue Marie McDaniel; maternal...
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Chisa L. Jenkins

April 14, 1980 - April 22, 2019

Chisa L. Jenkins, age 39, of Elkton, MD passed away April 22, 2019. Chisa was born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 14, 1980. Chisa was a loving mother with a kind heart, she always had her door open to help others in need. She is survived by her companion, Adrian Wilmot of Elkton, MD; sons, A. J. Wilmot, Jr. of Elkton, MD and Cameron Wilmot of Elkton, MD; daughter, Mariah Wilmot of Elkton,...
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Earl Thomas Hines

April 22, 1922 - April 22, 2019

Earl Thomas Hines, of Elkton MD, was born on April 22, 1922 to Carl Hines and Susan Hines in Fair Hill, MD. He departed this life on Monday, April 22, 2019. He attended Kenmore school until eighth grade when he was called upon to work on the family farm. Earl married Betty Williams on March 4, 1945 at the Rock Presbyterian Church in Fair Hill MD. They had one child. After leaving the family...
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Robert Langley Morris

April 16, 1928 - April 21, 2019

Robert Langley Morris, age 91 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully with his family present on April 21, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1928 in VA to the late John Henry Morris and Ida Wise (Profitt) Morris. Robert was a proud Army veteran of WWII where he served from 1945-1949. He worked as a farm manager at Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City, MD for over 30 years. He later worked for Cecil...
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James David Atwood, "Boe"

January 14, 1960 - April 21, 2019

James "Boe" David Atwood, age 59, of Cochranville, PA passed away April 21, 2019. Boe was born in West Grove, PA on January 14, 1960 to Delbert C. Atwood and the late Blanche Ellen (Mahaffy) Atwood. Boe worked for Napa Auto Parts in their automotive warehouse, retiring in 2010. He had a love for nature and being outdoors. Boe thoroughly enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, camping and hiking in...
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Richard Albert Krall, Sr.

April 29, 1947 - April 20, 2019

Richard Albert Krall, Sr., age 71, of Perryville, MD passed away April 20, 2019. Richard was born in Baltimore, MD on April 29, 1947 to the late Albert and Lillian Krall. Richard was a Veteran of the Navy having spent four years of service during Vietnam. He was a devoted employee of Rite Aid, retiring September 2018 as the Assistant Manager of the outbound department at the Aberdeen,...
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Dorothy M. Ritchie

January 14, 1938 - April 20, 2019

Dorothy M. Ritchie, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 20, 2019. Dorothy was born in Leesport, PA on January 14, 1938 to the late James and Florence Werner. During the 1960's Dorothy worked at the Rising Sun sewing factory. She was also a member of Janes United Methodist Church. Dorothy enjoyed flowers especially African violets and peonies. She also loved to bake and clipping...
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Leonard "Len" Davis

February 2, 1923 - April 19, 2019

Leonard Davis, 96, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19. He was born February 2, 1923 to the late John Davis and Mabel Fitzgerald Truitt Davis. Len was the youngest of 5 boys. He and his brothers Jim, John "Smokey," Reynolds and Dick all served in and returned home safely from World War II. While serving in the US Army, Len earned both a bronze star and Purple Heart....
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Kenneth L. Miller

January 1, 1934 - April 18, 2019

Kenneth L. Miller, age 85, of Colora, MD passed away April 18, 2019. He was born on January 1, 1934 in Middleton, WI to the late Louis A. Miller and Leola K. Miller (Faust). Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1973 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. In his civil career, he was a commercial plumbing contractor. Kenneth was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD....
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Verna M. Yeoman

March 8, 1940 - April 17, 2019

Verna M. Yeoman, educator par excellence, humanitarian to many, and a friend to all, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 79 years old. Verna had been a resident at Churchman Village in Newark, DE for the past four years. She was born on March 8, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Benjamin Franklin Yeoman, Jr. and Emma (Saye) Yeoman. Verna graduated from Henry T....
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Kathleen May McNally

January 27, 1924 - April 13, 2019

Kathleen May McNally of Bel Air, MD, age 95, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born in Essex, England on January 27, 1924 to the late Harold George Isaac and Marjorie Gertrude (Sheppard) Isaac. Kathleen was a part of the Women's Land Army in England during WWII, working on farms, and went on to work with the Royal Engineers, testing watches before they were sent to soldiers in the...
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Melvyn Jorge Norona

February 22, 1943 - April 13, 2019

Melvyn Jorge Norona went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2019. Melvyn was born on February 22, 1943 in the little town of Santiago de la Vegas, Cuba. He came to the United States at the age of 19 and relocated with his family in Saxtons River, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Electrical Engineering and accepted a position with the E.I. DuPont Company upon...
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Marie Iona McGlothlin

March 16, 1927 - April 12, 2019

Marie Iona McGlothlin, age 92 of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born March 16, 1927 in Whittier, CA, Marie was the daughter of the late Theodore Eshom and the late Elsie (Boling) Shively. Marie had a huge heart and was known for her compassion. Her giving nature translated into her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant,...
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David A. DiMartine

January 30, 1950 - April 11, 2019

David A. DiMartine, lovingly known as "Dave" and "Barney", 69, of Newark, DE passed away April 11, 2019. Born January 30, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, Dave was the son of the late Nicholas and Louise (Thorp) DiMartine. Dave graduated from Christiana High School in 1968. He proudly served in the US Army and later retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years of service. He retired from the...
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Robert Lee Truslow

November 5, 1929 - April 11, 2019

Robert Lee Truslow, age 89 of Colora, MD passed away on April 11, 2019 at Upper Chesapeake Hospital. Robert was known lovingly as "Bob", "Sarge" and "Pop" by his loving family and many friends. Born November 5, 1929 in Blythedale, MD, Bob was the eldest son of fourteen children to the late Frank W. Truslow and the late Gabella (Snelling) Truslow. Bob served his country proudly in the U.S. Army...
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Joyce M. Biggs

March 10, 1932 - April 9, 2019

Mrs. Joyce M. Biggs passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Ware Presbyterian Village. The daughter of Mary B. Murduck and Bernard E. Murduck, she was born on March 10, 1932 at the Murduck family home on Ridge Road, Rising Sun, MD. Mrs. Biggs attended Rising Sun High School and Beacom Business College. She was employed at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground until her retirement from the...
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Rebecca Ann Patterson Przychodzien

August 19, 1930 - April 8, 2019

Rebecca Ann Patterson Przychodzien, age 88, of Honey Brook, PA., went to be with her Lord on April 8, 2019, surrounded by family. Ann was born on August 19, 1930, on S. Chapel St., Newark, DE., to her parents Frank E. Johnson and Edna M. Windle of Kirkwood, DE., and spent her childhood years working on the family farm. She graduated from Conrad High School in Wilmington, DE., where she was...
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Catherine "Cathy" Bowen

April 7, 2019

On April 7, 2019, Catherine Mary Bowen, while holding her daughter's hand, slipped away to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She also joined her parents; husband John W. Bowen, Sr.; son John W. Bowen, Jr.; daughter Patricia A. Bowen; her sister Anne Saxton and son-in-law Dan Wagner all of whom predeceased her. Cathy is survived by her loving daughter Linda Wagner and devoted grandson Dennis...
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Claude "CA" Perry, Jr.

December 14, 1942 - April 5, 2019

Claude "CA" Allen Perry, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. He was born on December 14, 1942 in Smith county, VA to the late Claude Allen Perry, Sr. and Kate (Johnson) Perry. CA graduated from the Oxford Area High School, and later in life earned at Bachelor's Degree from Cecil College. He worked for Air Products and Chemicals for 49 years before his retirement...
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Beckie J. Sawyers

September 20, 1937 - April 3, 2019

Beckie Jane Sawyers, age 81 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born on September 20, 1937 to the late Harold and Ethel Hamilton. She is survived by her children: Dan Sawyers, Patty Orem (John), and Gene Sawyers (Brenda) all of Rising Sun, MD; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Hamilton ...
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Jean Mitchell Hoffecker

September 9, 1922 - April 1, 2019

Jean M. Hoffecker, 96, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 1, 2019 from United Zion Retirement Community. She has been reunited with her husband, Lee C. Hoffecker, Jr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Also meeting her there are her parents Clarence Ogden and Margaret Crossan. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Trimble, Lititz, PA., and three sons, John (JC)...
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Arliene Katherine Bellini Ely

February 7, 1933 - March 31, 2019

Arliene Katherine Bellini Ely of Elkton, MD, age 86, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born on February 7, 1933 in Shamokin, PA to the late Joseph John Bellini, Sr. and Margaret Mae (Ramp) Bellini. Arliene was preceded in death by her much-loved husband Arnold Ely, daughter Lynda Elrod Simpson, former husband Arthur Elrod and brother Howard Bellini. She is survived by her son, Donald...
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Gregory Dale Ragan

July 3, 1965 - March 31, 2019

Gregory Ragan, age 53, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on July 3, 1965. When Greg was young and lived at home, he enjoyed family vacations to Ocean City, MD, camping and traveling across country with his parents. Greg was a Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed watching the game on TV with his Dad. For the past 28 years, Greg has resided at the Muth, an...
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Guy Roy Sheffler III

December 3, 1950 - March 29, 2019

Guy Roy Sheffler III of Wilmington, DE, age 68, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on December 3, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Guy Roy Sheffler, Jr. and Betty (Bedford) McBride. Guy worked as head of maintenance for a land development company in Wilmington, DE. He loved everything about Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially riding his. A true "Dead Head", when asked to...
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Freda "Bonnie" Price

November 1, 1921 - March 29, 2019

Freda O'Dell Price, lovingly known as "Bonnie" to her family and friends went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2019, she was 97 years old. Freda was born in Tazewell County, Bossivan, VA on November 1, 1921 to the late Charles "Odie" Bowman and Nanny Welch. Throughout her life Freda was a homemaker, worked at Bonnie's Restaurant in Havre de Grace and was a school bus driver for Cecil...
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Mary Louise Rodgers

May 3, 1947 - March 28, 2019

Mary Louise Rodgers, age 71, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James Joseph Rodgers and Marie A. (McGrath) Rodgers. Mary was an active member of the Cecil County Patriots organization. Mary is survived by her brother, Raymond Rodgers and his wife, Ellen; niece Stacy Rodgers; nephew, Scott Rodgers; great-nieces,...
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Melissa Ann Craig

January 3, 1970 - March 28, 2019

Melissa Ann Woolleyhan Craig, known lovingly as "Missy" and "Honey" by her family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 49. Born January 3, 1970 in Elkton, MD, Missy was the daughter of Louise E. Woolleyhan and the late John N. Woolleyhan. Missy had an infectious smile and an enormous heart. She wanted to save the world, even if it was just one person...
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