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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.

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Our Obituaries

William "Bill" Munch, Jr.

October 28, 1927 - September 23, 2016

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

April 26, 1930 - September 20, 2016

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

March 5, 1926 - September 20, 2016

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

March 23, 1954 - September 18, 2016

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

January 17, 1934 - September 16, 2016

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

October 23, 1942 - September 15, 2016

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

November 27, 1934 - September 14, 2016

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

November 29, 1934 - September 13, 2016

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

April 27, 1932 - September 12, 2016

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

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

March 13, 1957 - September 11, 2016

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

January 4, 1939 - September 11, 2016

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

June 25, 1960 - September 10, 2016

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

July 21, 1926 - September 8, 2016

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

September 19, 1921 - September 8, 2016

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

May 17, 1937 - September 3, 2016

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

March 21, 1929 - September 3, 2016

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

November 25, 1989 - September 3, 2016

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

May 29, 1971 - September 2, 2016

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

February 1, 1936 - September 2, 2016

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

May 29, 1943 - September 1, 2016

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

March 25, 1932 - August 29, 2016

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

July 2, 1960 - August 28, 2016

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

May 21, 1918 - August 26, 2016

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

July 8, 1948 - August 25, 2016

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

September 26, 1927 - August 25, 2016

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

December 12, 1944 - August 23, 2016

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

August 9, 1933 - August 21, 2016

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

June 25, 1943 - August 20, 2016

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

October 6, 1935 - August 19, 2016

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

August 16, 1923 - August 18, 2016

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

June 22, 1938 - August 18, 2016

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

October 7, 1966 - August 18, 2016

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

September 9, 1923 - August 17, 2016

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

December 15, 1953 - August 17, 2016

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

October 25, 1947 - August 17, 2016

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

March 7, 1938 - August 13, 2016

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

March 1, 1946 - August 11, 2016

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

December 2, 1935 - August 10, 2016

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

September 28, 1930 - August 8, 2016

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

July 8, 1920 - August 6, 2016

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

June 9, 1971 - August 6, 2016

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

March 2, 1934 - August 6, 2016

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

November 7, 1958 - August 5, 2016

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

August 6, 1938 - August 2, 2016

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

August 24, 1940 - August 2, 2016

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

September 6, 1955 - August 1, 2016

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

July 23, 1932 - July 29, 2016

Guy Lee Powers, 84, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016 at his home. Born on July 23, 1932 in Lansing, NC, he was the son of the late Saul P. Powers and Clyde Hart. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, Guy worked as a painter for the U.S. Government for many years retiring from the facilities group at the United States Naval...
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Patrick John Rosenberger

February 19, 1963 - July 29, 2016

Patrick John Rosenberger, age 53, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was born on February 19, 1963, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Carl, Jr., and Katherine R. (Ewing) Rosenberger. Patrick worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at Elk Neck State Park. He was a skilled...
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Lowell Douglas Howell, Sr.

April 26, 1932 - July 29, 2016

Lowell Douglas (Doug) Howell, Sr., age 84, of Perryville, MD, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. He was born on April 26, 1932, in Pulaski, VA. Doug worked at Bethlehem Steel as a steel worker for 33 years and retired in 1984. He was also a member of the Lynch Point Social Club in Edgemere, Maryland. He served his...
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Wayne Howard Johnson

September 30, 1960 - July 28, 2016

Wayne Howard Johnson, age 55 of Perryville, MD passed away on July 28, 2016. He was born on September 30, 1960 in Freeport, New York to the late, Robert Lee Johnson and Evelyn Jo (Lumpkins) Johnson. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Lauren Ann Johnson of Ocean City, MD; sister, Lynda Johnson of Ocean City, MD; brothers: Kenny Dye and Robert Bryan Dye of Selbyville, DE; grandson, "Tripp";...
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Danuiel Lee Rash

March 10, 1959 - July 27, 2016

Danuiel Lee Rash, age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born March 10, 1959, in Elkton, MD, to Betty Ann (Cole) Rash-Walker, and the late Walter Samuel Rash. A passionate worker, Danny worked as a warehouse manager for 28 years at Avon Products, in addition to working as a maintenance supervisor at J.C. Penney's at Prices...
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Pete Edward Madison

October 14, 1954 - July 26, 2016

Pete Edward Madison, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He was born on October 14, 1954, in Elkton, MD, to the late Leonard Madison and late Elizabeth Hyler Hosey. Pete trained as a plumber, and specialized in all aspects of commercial and residential plumbing. After serving his country in the Army, he returned to his profession, in which he...
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Rodney S. Shelley

November 24, 1945 - July 24, 2016

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

January 19, 1942 - July 23, 2016

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

December 21, 1971 - July 21, 2016

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

June 3, 1926 - July 21, 2016

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

September 6, 1966 - July 20, 2016

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

December 12, 1948 - July 20, 2016

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

June 6, 1954 - July 17, 2016

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

June 12, 1941 - July 17, 2016

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

January 16, 1918 - July 16, 2016

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

January 17, 1952 - July 12, 2016

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

November 7, 1932 - July 11, 2016

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

February 17, 1917 - July 9, 2016

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

May 22, 1945 - July 8, 2016

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

September 10, 1941 - July 6, 2016

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

January 26, 1944 - July 4, 2016

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

September 22, 1957 - July 4, 2016

Mark L. Scherer, 58, of Newark, DE, passed away July 4, 2016 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Care after a short battle with cancer. Born in Camden, TN on September 22, 1957, Mark was the son of the late Kenneth and Virginia Gary Scherer. He was a 1975 graduate of the Sanford School. He attended the University of Louisville and University of Delaware. He received his AAS in Accounting from...
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Beatrice Mae Foraker

April 6, 1938 - July 3, 2016

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

November 1, 1931 - June 30, 2016

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

June 7, 1918 - June 28, 2016

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

March 2, 1950 - June 26, 2016

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

October 21, 1928 - June 24, 2016

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

July 28, 1998 - June 24, 2016

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

February 22, 1917 - June 22, 2016

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

August 5, 1942 - June 21, 2016

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

February 2, 1936 - June 21, 2016

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

February 5, 1946 - June 19, 2016

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

June 30, 1927 - June 18, 2016

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

November 11, 1922 - June 18, 2016

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

November 13, 1932 - June 16, 2016

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

November 9, 1955 - June 13, 2016

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

June 28, 1980 - June 12, 2016

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

July 11, 1950 - June 10, 2016

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

June 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

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

October 26, 1938 - June 9, 2016

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

February 28, 1940 - June 7, 2016

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

September 17, 1922 - June 3, 2016

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

November 6, 1936 - June 2, 2016

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

May 18, 1936 - June 1, 2016

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

June 18, 1938 - May 31, 2016

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

August 15, 1941 - May 31, 2016

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

July 18, 1954 - May 31, 2016

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

July 31, 1938 - May 30, 2016

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

July 18, 1955 - May 30, 2016

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

May 1, 1943 - May 29, 2016

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

May 9, 1931 - May 28, 2016

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

October 6, 1959 - May 28, 2016

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

November 22, 1931 - May 26, 2016

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

June 9, 1922 - May 26, 2016

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