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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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

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Our Obituaries

Mary Evelyn Kerns

October 8, 1921 - October 21, 2019

Mary Evelyn Kerns, age 98 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on October 8, 1921 in Trade City, PA to the late Irvin Earl Best and Mary Elsie (Spotswood) Best. Mary Evelyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1938 before going to nursing school and joining the US Army Nurse Corps at the beginning of World War II. At the conclusion...
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John Edward Lyon

April 11, 1952 - October 19, 2019

John Edward Lyon, age 67 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1952 in Elkton, MD to the late Thompson Archer Lyon and Mabel Patricia (Thorton) Lyon. John was cherished by his family, friends, neighbors, and customers of his own landscaping business, some of which he had for years. He enjoyed playing...
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Marilyn "Lynn" B. Scarbath

December 17, 1931 - October 18, 2019

Lynn Scarbath was born on December 17, 1931 in a Philadelphia, PA hospital. Her parents were Thomas Harold Brown and Anna C. Schramm Brown. Lynn is survived by a brother, Elmer Ellsworth Brown (wife, Erma). She lived at Cedar Farm, Calvert Road, Rising Sun, MD for many years, attending Calvert Elementary School. During WWII, Lynn spent the school years in Miami, Florida attending Robert E....
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Elizabeth "Betty" Telenczak

September 2, 1927 - October 16, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Telenczak of Glen Mills, PA, age 92, went to join her husband and the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The daughter of Eugene F. Ward and Sarah E. (Russell) Ward, she was born on September 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Betty is survived by her son, Michael Telenczak and his wife, Mercy, and three grandchildren: Stephen Telenczak, Charlotte Groves and Sarah Groves. In...
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Geneva Mae Gardner

January 18, 1927 - October 12, 2019

Geneva Mae Gardner of Newark, DE, age 92, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born in Bismarck, N. Dakota on January 18, 1927 to Wilbur H. Nelson and Sylvia J. (Loux) Nelson (later Gilbert). Geneva grew up during the depression and her family (headed by step father Amos P. Gilbert) moved extensively throughout the western and southern states, before settling in Hillsboro IL....
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Marie Murray

June 1, 1917 - October 8, 2019

Marie Murray of Wilmington, DE, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born in Iron Hill, MD on June 1, 1917 to the late John L. Slack and Anna R. (Major) Slack. Marie graduated from Newark High School in 1935 and later graduated from Goldey Beacon College with her Associates Degree. In her free time she enjoyed gardening flowers and reading novels. Marie had a love for...
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Charlie Christopher

February 9, 1981 - October 5, 2019

Charles Christopher, age 38 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 5, 2019. He was born on February 9, 1981 in Reading, PA to Karen (Reider) Christopher and the late Charles J. Christopher. Charlie was full of life and was a warm hearted, kind person. He made friends with everyone he met and lit up the room with his infectious smile. Charlie had a funny and goofy sense of humor, which kept his...
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Richard "Dick" Richardson

October 15, 1944 - October 2, 2019

Richard "Dick" Benson Richardson of Rising Sun, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on October 15, 1944 to the late Herbert C. Richardson, Sr. and Alice Jeanette (Burkins) Richardson. A Vietnam veteran, Dick proudly served the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany. He was a member of the VFW Post 465 and American Legion Post 194, both in Rising Sun, also...
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Charles M. Gibb, Jr.

August 19, 1948 - September 30, 2019

Charles "Charlie" M. Gibb Jr., age 71, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 19, 1948 to the late Charles M. Gibb Sr. and Mary E. (Wilson) Gibb. A lifelong Newark residence, Charlie graduated from Newark High School in 1967 and went on to proudly serve 6 years in the U.S. Navy. He also served an additional 5 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He...
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Ronald Ewart Black

July 22, 1929 - September 30, 2019

Ronald Ewart Black Ronald Ewart Black, age 90 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 29, 2019. He was born on July 22, 1929 in Burlington, NC to the late Paul Ritchie Black and Thames (Apple) Black. Ronald graduated from Elon High School in North Carolina and later studied at Elon College where he received his AB degree. He furthered his education by obtaining his Master's Degree in...
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Robert Bob Erdman, Jr.

March 21, 1939 - September 28, 2019

Robert Forrest Erdman, Jr. "Bob", age 80 of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1939 in Coatsville, PA to the late Robert Forrest Erdman, Sr. and Martha (Morgan) Erdman. Bob was a simple man who lived a simple life. He was a life-long boater who loved being on the water. His favorite bodies of water were the Chesapeake Bay and the North East...
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Anna Martin

September 22, 1943 - September 27, 2019

Anna "Judy" Loise Martin age 76 of Mulberry, FL, formally of Elkton, MD, died peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019 with her loving husband, Ronald by her side. The daughter of Henry and Agnes (Tharpe) O'Neal, Anna was born in Middletown, DE on September 22, 1943. Anna retired from Cecil County Roads Department in 2012 after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Elkton...
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Maynard Shaw

September 20, 1937 - September 26, 2019

Maynard Gilbert Shaw, age 82, passed away on Thursday, September 26,2019. He was born in Maine on September 20, 1937 to the late Donald Shaw and Jessie Shaw. Maynard was a proud U.S Army service member. He worked at APG as a Boiler Plant Operator and enjoyed his early retirement from APG in 1996. Maynard was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church. During his free time, he loved...
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Donald R. Hartwig

March 25, 1927 - September 25, 2019

Donald R. Hartwig, age 92, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born on March 25, 1927 in Tamaqua, PA to the late Robert A. Hartwig and Catherine Elizabeth (Rosenberger) Hartwig. Donald graduated in 1944 from Tamaqua High School. After high school he proudly served in the US Navy during the World War ll and was in the South Pacific Theater. He worked as the...
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Franklin Eugene Holtman, Jr.

January 27, 1960 - September 24, 2019

Franklin, "Frank" Eugene Holtman, Jr., age 59 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born on January 27, 1960 in Baltimore, MD to the late Franklin Eugene Holtman, Sr. and Janice Ann (Yeager) Holtman. Frank was very diverse in his range of activities. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, shooting guns with his sons, collecting antiques, and spending time in nature....
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William "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr.

December 8, 1956 - September 23, 2019

William, "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr., age 62 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on December 08, 1956 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Louis Kirn, Sr. and Evelyn Elizabeth (Thompson) Kirn. Bill was highly skilled in welding and will always be remembered for how hard he worked. He was very outgoing, straightforward, and good hearted. Bill enjoyed hunting rabbit,...
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Lucille I. Wilson

June 10, 1921 - September 23, 2019

Lucille I. Wilson, age 98 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born in Tuscaloosa, AL on June 10, 1921 to the late Thomas Ingram and Stevie (Thompson) Ingram. Lucille was an honor student (Summa Cum Laude).. She achieved a Master's Degree in English Literature, a Master's in Education and Bachelor Degree in Human Resources. She was a substitute teacher and later...
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Willie Samuel Lyle

June 13, 1953 - September 20, 2019

Willie Samuel Lyle, age 66 of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 13, 1953 to the late Walter Lyle, Sr. and Daisy Rebecca (Brown) Lyle. Willie served his country in the Army and later became a mechanic in the National Guard. He was an avid fisherman and a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He was very close with his family and had a...
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Michael Doll, Sr.

November 15, 1958 - September 16, 2019

Michael "Mike" David Doll Sr., of Rising Sun, MD, age 60, passed away on Monday September 16, 2019. He was born on November 15, 1958 in Baltimore, MD to the late Warren T. Doll and Ida W. (Warfield) Doll. Mike worked for the Norfolk Southern Rail Road. for 30 years as a Train Inspector. His hobbies included fishing and boating throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Chincoteague. He had a passion...
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Charles Smith, Jr.

October 16, 1918 - September 15, 2019

Charles "Charley" E. Smith, Jr. of Newark, DE, age 100, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. The son of Charles E. Smith and Violet M. (Roberts) Smith, he was born in Ilion, NY on October 16, 1918. Charley proudly served in the US Navy for 4.5 years, earning the rank of Lt. Commander, then spent 7 years in the US Reserves. He retired from Gaylord Container in 1981 after 32 years of service....
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Robert Ragan

January 15, 1929 - September 15, 2019

Robert C. Ragan, of Middletown, DE passed away September 15, 2019 at the age of 90. Son of the late W. Curtis and Hazel Ragan, Robert grew up in Conowingo, Maryland with surviving brothers, Lawrence and Donald. After time in the U.S. Army, attending the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacom College – he went on to marry the love of his life, Agnes A. Stopyra (also surviving). ...
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Anne Sill

February 11, 1945 - September 12, 2019

Anne Hayes Sill of Chesapeake City, MD, age 74, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia County, PA on February 11, 1945 to the late Thomas Hayes and Catherine (Campbell) Hayes. Anne worked for Sun Transport for over twenty years before going on to work as a medical coder and teaching medical coding for ten years. An avid reader of non-fiction, she would often...
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Rudolph "Skip" Johnson, Jr.

July 11, 1935 - September 12, 2019

Rudolph "Skip" S. Johnson, Jr., of Middletown, DE, age 84 passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Rudolph S. Johnson, Sr. and Gladys Marie (Campbell) Foraker. A hard worker, Skip spent his over 30 year career with Imperial Chemical Industries working as a chemical engineer and later as a forklift driver until his retirement in...
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Dylan Michael Andreas Hendricks

May 5, 2000 - September 9, 2019

Dylan Michael Andreas Hendricks, age 19 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born in Baltimore, MD on May 5, 2000 to Joseph Ryan Dolly and Lee Ann (Hendricks) Dolly. Dylan had an innocent soul and the heart of a lion. He kept his family close and depended on them. Although he was severely disabled, Dylan left a huge impact on everyone. His family became better...
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Caitlin Elizabeth Goodfellow

September 6, 2019

Caitlin Elizabeth Goodfellow, age 26 of Elkton, Maryland, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. She was born on July 10, 1993 in Camden, New Jersey to David Goodfellow and Kathy Dye. Caitie graduated from West Deptford High School in New Jersey in 2011. She was working on receiving her nursing degree from Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, Delaware. Caitlin pursued her...
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Shirley Ann Flowers

October 13, 1950 - September 5, 2019

Shirley Ann Flowers, age 68, of Earleville, MD passed away September 5, 2019. She was born on October 13, 1950 to the late Raymond and Florence Griffin. Shirley enjoyed her family and adored her great granddaughter Bella. She worked as a home cleaner and devoted most of her time to her loving family. Shirley is survived by her son, Brian Lapkiewicz, Sr. of Earleville, MD; brother, Edward...
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Conor Davin Milligan

October 3, 2015 - September 3, 2019

Conor Davin Milligan, age 3 of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2019. He was born on October 3, 2015 to Marcus Edward Milligan and Tara Davina (Ricker) Milligan. Although Conor was not with us very long, he left a great impact on all of the lives that crossed his path. He was known for his infectious smile and strong spirit. While at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he amazed all of...
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Anne Boulden

April 3, 1939 - September 3, 2019

Anne T. Boulden, 80, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday Sept 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 3, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. & Anna Mae Kline. Survivors include her husband of 51 yrs, Charlie Boulden; children Frank Lewis (Jeannie), Chuck Lewis, Teri Eckhart (Chuck), and Debbie Morgan (Keith Coulbourne), 11 grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren, as...
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Jerry Lee Howell

March 22, 1990 - September 3, 2019

Jerry Lee Howell of Elkton, MD, age 29, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 22, 1990 in Elkins, West Virgina. Jerry worked as an installer for B&B Hardscaping. He enjoyed all outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing, hunting and camping. Jerry also liked spending time playing football. His most cherished time was spent with his family, who will...
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Hector C. Salvatelli

January 18, 1926 - August 31, 2019

Hector Carlos Salvatelli, 93, passed away peacefully on August 31 at Christiana Hospital. He was born in Santa Fe, Argentina, on January 18, 1926 to the late Constante and Rosa Salvatelli. In 1964 he moved to the United States, with his wife and two young children, where he enjoyed a successful career as a chemist before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed teaching Spanish at the Newark...
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John M. Smith

February 9, 1924 - August 29, 2019

John M. Smith, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on August 29, 2019 at the age of 95. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late David and Anna E. Smith. Mr. Smith was a veteran of WWII, serving in Italy in the North Apennines and Po Valley with the 10th Mountain Division Company "C" 85th Regiment. Following the war, he attended Penn State University, graduating in 1950. Mr. Smith worked in...
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Barbara Ellen Clark

April 7, 1946 - August 29, 2019

Barbara Ellen Clark of Newark, DE, age 73, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, DE on April 7, 1946 to the late Albert C. Clark and RoseAllen (Maser) Clark. Barbara graduated from Newark High School in 1964, then went on to Brown Business School for two years. Having tried banking for a time, Barbara decided to pursue her love of cooking and found her passion....
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Donald Gene Ewing, Sr.

February 14, 1940 - August 25, 2019

Donald Gene Ewing, Sr. "Mickey", age 79 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Mickey was born on February 14, 1940 in Frostburg, MD to the late Sherman Everett Ewing and Anna May (Miller) Ewing. Mickey was a concrete contractor for 50 long, hardworking years. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved children and grandchildren and always attending their sporting events,...
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Charles Arthur Mars

April 18, 1944 - August 24, 2019

Charles Arthur Mars, "Charlie", age 75 of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. He was born on April 18, 1944 in North East, MD to the late Charles William Mars and Irene Mary (Collins) Mars. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and handyman; he loved to garden where he tended his vegetables and always maintained a prestigious lawn. He was a great provider for his family and did...
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Melvin E. Wilson

January 17, 1937 - August 22, 2019

Melvin E. Wilson, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD went to be with His Lord on Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on January 17, 1937 in Perry Point, MD to the late Granville and Mable Wilson. Melvin began playing the piano as early as he could crawl up onto the piano bench. His love for music and his God-given talent for the piano was the focus of his life. When the family moved to Charlestown...
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Harry Wilson Bodine, Jr

September 1, 1958 - August 20, 2019

Harry Wilson Bodine Jr, age 60 of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Harry was born on September 1, 1958 in Dover, DE to the late Harry Wilson Bodine Sr. and Edith Elaine (Wichess) Bodine. Harry served in the Army for 3 years and the Air Force Reserves for 6 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. Harry liked fishing and enjoyed watching...
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Christopher Lee Little

February 8, 1971 - August 19, 2019

Christopher Lee Little, "Chris", age 48 of York, PA passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born on February 8, 1971 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Carroll Wayne Little and Barbara Lynn (Walker) Little. In his younger years, Chris was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting deer and fishing on the Susquehanna River. He enjoyed drinking and hanging out with his friends, which included his,...
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Edward J. Smith, "Ed"

February 9, 1960 - August 17, 2019

Edward J. Smith, age 59, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was born in England on February 9, 1960 to the late Michael and Elizabeth (Walsh) Smith. Ed was a member of the Irish Army before going on to work in the aircraft industry, having spent the last 10 years working for General Electric. He loved swimming, kayaking and fishing with his family. Ed enjoyed playing rugby...
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Ryan Cooling

August 3, 1974 - August 16, 2019

Ryan Allen Cooling Ryan Allen Cooling, age 45, of Elkton, MD died suddenly on August 16, 2019. He was born on August 3, 1974 in Havre De Grace, MD to Harold Cheyney Cooling and Terry Lee (McDaniel) Cooling Dunn. Ryan attended the Tome School for twelve years, he then graduated from Elkton High School class of 1992. Ryan attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. Ryan played...
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Horace Ginn

October 24, 1922 - August 15, 2019

Horace Vaughan Ginn of Omaha, died of heart failure on August 15, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Delaware, on October 24, 1922. Growing up on the family farm, he graduated from Middletown High School and the University of Delaware, where he was the quarterback on the University's football team, and also the mid-Atlantic wrestling champion. As a naval pilot during WWII, he was assigned to the...
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Mary Katherine Crawford

August 15, 2019

Mary Katherine Crawford, age 38, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was born in Newport News, VA on March 25, 1981 to George Noel Crawford Sr. and the late Anita Lurline (Harris) Crawford. Mary was an honors student during her high school and college years ultimately graduating from Cecil Community College with her associate's degree in Nursing. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse at...
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Betty M. Byrne

December 7, 1930 - August 13, 2019

Betty M. Byrne, age 88, of Newark, DE passed away August 13, 2019. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Covington, VA to the late Emanuel H. Myers and Lahenia E. Myers. From Covington, she moved to Newark where she lived for 57 years. Betty grew up listening to the music of the 1940's and enjoyed dancing with her sisters. Her hobbies included quilting and crocheting. Betty was a social...
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Harlan Bernard Shaffer

March 24, 1931 - August 11, 2019

Harlan Bernard Shaffer, age 88, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born on March 24, 1931 in Freeport, WV to the late Emra Campbell Shaffer and Dorothy Gertrude (Mayle) Shaffer. Harlan served his country for 2 years in the Army. He was also a proud member of the National Rifles Association. Harlan enjoyed golfing along with gambling at the slot machines in...
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Joseph Martin Roberts, "Joe"

October 26, 1965 - August 10, 2019

Joseph Martin Roberts, "Joe", age 53 of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born on October 26, 1965 in Baltimore, MD to the late Charles E. Wagner Sr. and Mary Shirley (Stickler) Wagner. Joe graduated from Patterson High School. He was a star player on his high school tennis team and he was a great baseball player. He loved baseball and football and was an avid fan of...
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Michael Allen Letterman

February 3, 1965 - August 7, 2019

Michael Allen Letterman, age 54, departed this earth on, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born in West Grove, PA on February 3, 1965 to Gerald D. Letterman and Joyce A. (Mullins) Letterman. Mike was the proud owner of Rising Sun Auto Sales for over 30 years. In his free time, Mike enjoyed buying, selling, and racing classic muscle cars, attending car shows, collecting guns and coins, and...
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Martha Ann Bussman

May 18, 1939 - August 7, 2019

Martha Ann Bussman, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on May 18, 1939 to the late Robert Harris Montgomery and Marian Elizabeth (White) Montgomery. Martha (Marcia) worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration as a supply clerk for 17 years before going on to work 15 years at Sun pharmacy as a greeter/clerk. She was a member of Rosebank...
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Erin Elizabeth Yale

April 14, 1981 - August 5, 2019

Erin Elizabeth Yale, age 38 of Abingdon, MD went into the arms of her Heavenly Father after a valiant fight with cancer on August 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 14, 1981 in Rising Sun, MD to Nancy Kay (Williams) Wiggins and the late Joseph Ellis Wiggins. Erin is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, Stephen Marshall Yale, Jr; daughter, Charlotte Adamarie...
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Rhonda Sue McPeak

August 19, 1970 - August 4, 2019

Rhonda Sue McPeak, age 48 of Williamsport, PA was tragically killed on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was born on August 19, 1970 in Orlando, FL to the late Richard Cecil McPeak, Sr. and Ruth Ann (Christsen) McPeak. Rhonda was always there to help others in need. She enjoyed lending a helping hand to all. She loved her grandson, little Johnny and always made time to Face Time him, which she truly...
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Jovita "Betty" Quirolgico

July 28, 1931 - August 4, 2019

Jovita "Betty" Quirolgico of Dagsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 of at the age of 88. Born in 1931 in Fabrica, Negros Occidental, Philippines to Frank and Perfecta Bettis, Betty received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of San Jose-Recoletos in 1953. In 1956, she married the late Benjamin Quirolgico, M.D. and moved to the United States in 1965. ...
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Joan B. Eckman

August 25, 1946 - July 31, 2019

Joan B. Eckman, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on August 25, 1946 to the late Walter William Bryant and Hazel (Rice) Bryant. After graduating from Rising Sun High School, she attended Emilia's Hair Academy in Lancaster, PA in 1964. Afterwards, she worked in York, PA for 2 years at a salon. She then opened her own salon in Rising...
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Roy Dean Horton, "The HAMMER"

July 2, 1966 - July 30, 2019

Roy "HAMMER" Horton, age 53, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on July 30, 2019. Roy was born in Havre De Grace, MD on July 02, 1966 to Harry Thomas Horton and Shirley Ann (Pugh) Horton. Roy graduated from Rising Sun High School, MD in 1984. He worked at Pier 1 imports for 16 years in Aberdeen, MD. Roy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and listening to...
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Sonia "Botch" Rochow

July 24, 1934 - July 28, 2019

Sonia Rochow "Botch", age 85, of Newark, DE passed away July 28, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Stan and Stella Lipinski. Sonia was proud of her family and spent time raising them. In her career, she worked in a gasket factory on the machinery. Sonia loved cats and did a lot of reading. She also enjoyed gardening and would take care of the flowers and...
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Alan Lee Oakes

March 27, 1987 - July 26, 2019

Alan Lee Oakes, age 32, of Elkton, MD passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1987 to Robert Calvert Oakes and Deborah Ann (Saunders) Oakes. Alan graduated from Elkton High School in 2005 before launching into a construction job. He was a handyman and helped others repair their homes. He would paint homes, fix windows, and he even replaced a garage. He enjoyed fishing...
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Agnes Elizabeth Poore

February 10, 1934 - July 24, 2019

Agnes Elizabeth Poore, age 85 of Elkton, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. She was born on February 10, 1934 in Kennedyville, MD to the late Roy Frampton Covey and Emma Elizabeth (Seymour) Covey. Agnes worked for WL Gore and Associates for many years, before going on to work as a greeter at Walmart until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Cherry Hill Methodist Church where...
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Eduardo Ramirez

October 24, 1987 - July 23, 2019

Eduardo Ramirez, age 31, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away July 23, 2019. Eduardo was born in Chicago, IL on October 24, 1987. Eduardo was a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School in Chesapeake City, MD. He worked at Schaffer's Canal House and Prime 225 restaurants in Chesapeake City, MD. He enjoyed playing basketball and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his...
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Barbara Elizabeth Humphreys

June 24, 1932 - July 22, 2019

Barbara Elizabeth Humphreys of Newark passed away, July 22, 2019. Born June 24, 1932 in Northstar, DE, Barbara was the daughter of the late Florence Lyons Humphreys and Albert Organ Humphreys. After finishing Newark High School, Barbara went on to graduate from the Wilmington General School of Nursing. Practicing first there and at St. Francis, she then spent several years as a nurse in...
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Helen Margaret "Peggy" Richardson (Williams)

March 16, 1942 - July 22, 2019

Helen Margaret "Peggy" (Williams) Richardson, age 77, of Conowingo, MD passed away July 22, 2019. Peggy was born in Maryland on March 16, 1942 to James, Sr. & Helen Williams. Peggy worked as a nurse's assistant for forty years at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Also working as a waitress at the Conowingo Diner and security at the Conowingo Dam. Peggy loved to help people, she enjoyed crafting,...
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Clay Travis Smith

June 8, 1967 - July 22, 2019

Clay Travis Smith, age 52 of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly on, July 22, 2019. He was born on June 8, 1967 in Elkton and was the youngest of two sons to the late Frank Earl Smith and Helen Marie (Charles) Boegner. Clay attended Northeast High School. Clay was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was very proud and extremely devoted to his family. Pop Pop showered this love upon his...
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Lydia Mae Brown

March 8, 1960 - July 21, 2019

Lydia Mae Brown of Chesapeake City, MD died at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Our Lydia lived her life with spontaneity. She embraced the Brown family's waterman traditions -– Lydia loved nothing better than being outdoors, especially if she was spending her day on the water, crabbing or fishing. (It was said she could shuck oysters faster than any Chester River oysterman!) And like her...
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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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Elizabeth "Betty" Boyden

March 31, 1919 - July 19, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Rita Boyden of Newark, DE, previously of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born in Bristol, WI on March 31, 1919 to the late George McDonald and Agnes (Payne) McDonald. Betty worked as a Registered Nurse for 35 years. Due to her husband being in the Navy, Betty traveled throughout the world. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and hiking Pikes Peak....
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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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Neil Crather Burris, "Sam"

June 26, 1936 - July 11, 2019

Neil (Sam) Crather Burris, age 83 of Newark Delaware, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. Sam was born on June 26, 1936 in Wilmington Delaware to the late Clarence S. Burris and Anna (Crather) Burris. Sam had a sense of humor that could brighten people's day. He was generous, honorable and had a gentle soul. He was loved by everyone around him and will be missed. Sam is survived by his...
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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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