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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

Mary Ann Griffin

April 27, 1936 - August 12, 2018

Mary Ann Giffin, "Mimi", age 82 of North East, MD, formerly of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born April 27, 1936 in Clay, West Virginia. Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes (Legg) Keener. Mary Ann was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for many years. She was a hard-working woman who worked until she was 70 years old....
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Lula I. Pierce

August 3, 1922 - August 8, 2018

Lula I. Pierce, age 96 of Conowingo, MD passed away surrounded by her family on August 8, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Helen, West Virginia to the late Henry Eastridge and Etta (Roark) Eastridge. Lula was very family oriented and was known for her famous Sunday family dinners. She had a kind heart and made sure to support her family when they needed her the most. Lula took care of...
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Frank Charles Forster, Jr.

November 21, 1923 - August 7, 2018

Frank Charles Forster, Jr. age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, DE. He was born on November 21, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Charles, Sr. and Elsie Viola Bell Forster. Frank was a high school graduate of the Baltimore Polytech Institute. He then served his country proudly as a Naval Aviator during World War II. Upon his...
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James M. Hise

February 12, 1935 - August 4, 2018

James Merriam Hise passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on August 4, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born on February 12, 1935 in Ontario, NY. James served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. James, affectionately known as "Jim" is survived by his loving devoted wife of 33 years, Sherin and his four children Maria (Chris) Howley, Rita (Angelo) DiPlacido, James ...
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Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis

February 14, 1972 - August 3, 2018

Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis, age 46 of Windsor Locks, CT passed away on August 3, 2018 in Elkton, MD. Born on February 14, 1972 in Bogota, Colombia, Pedro was the son of Edgardo Aurelio Sarmiento and the late Magnolia Celis. Pedro was a very caring man with a noble heart. His family always came first and he would do whatever he could for them. He was a wonderful son, spouse, partner, brother...
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James L. Eubanks, "Jim"

December 25, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James L. Eubanks ("Jim"), age 78, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018. Born December 25, 1939, Jim was the son of the late, John and Hilda (Nickle) Eubanks. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE and was a graduate of Newark High School. He would meet with his fellow Newark High Grads once a month to have lunch and were referred to as the "Lunch Bunch". As a child, he...
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Tresa Lynn Nichols

May 24, 1968 - July 29, 2018

Tresa Lynn Nichols, age 50 of Conowingo, MD passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1968 in Elkton, MD to Edward Allen Nichols, Sr. and Shirley Ann (Montgomery) Nichols. Tresa will be remembered by her huge heart and love for all. She was a people person and never met a stranger. She loved everyone and all animals. Tresa enjoyed going crabbing on the Eastern Shore and always made...
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Barbara Faye Peter

May 6, 1939 - July 29, 2018

Barbara Faye Peter of Fairborn, OH, age 79, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. She was born on May 6, 1939 in Westerville, OH to the late Kenneth Cromwell and Dorothy Faye (Pennell) Snouffer. Barbara had a talent for creating beautiful artwork and she especially enjoyed drawing. She loved her family very much. Barbara's greatest pleasure was found in spending time with her children,...
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Michael Warren Carter

May 18, 1952 - July 27, 2018

Michael "Mike" Warren Carter, age 66 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home. Born May 18, 1952 in Milford, DE, Mike was the son of Helen May (King) Carter and the late Warren Howard Carter. Mike was a handy man and could fix anything. He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, most recently as a lab technician for DuPont. Mike loved spending time in nature...
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Raymond J. Schaal

March 2, 1927 - July 27, 2018

Raymond J. Schaal, age 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. Born on March 2, 1927 in Wilmington, DE, Raymond was the son of the late Joseph P. and Cora R. (Ray) Schaal. Raymond was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Los Angeles. Following the war, Raymond worked as a personnel manager for Beneficial Life Insurance Company...
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John Robert Baynes, Sr.

July 3, 1924 - July 24, 2018

John Robert Baynes, Sr., age 94 of Rising Sun, MD and Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Born July 3, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, John was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Mason) Baynes. John was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Europe during WWII. Following the war, John put himself through college where he earned his Master's...
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Martin P. Shestock

September 4, 1918 - July 23, 2018

Martin P. Shestock, age 99 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on July 23, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1918 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late Alex Shestock and Anastasia (Kusnevich) Shestock. Martin loved his country and proudly served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theatre. He always wore his WWII Veteran hat with pride and honor. After the war, he pursued a career as a heavy...
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Virona Gertrude Palmer

November 19, 1929 - July 22, 2018

Virona Gertrude Palmer, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born November 19, 1929 in Red Star, WV, Virona was the daughter of the late Dennis and Rose (Craft) Callahan. Virona was a lifelong member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Family and faith were what she held most near and dear to her heart. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family...
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Tony Jack Rhodes

March 28, 1993 - July 21, 2018

Tony Jack Rhodes, age 25, passed away on July 21, 2018. Born on March 28, 1993 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Kelly Taylor. Tony always enjoyed cooking, which lead him to become a chef and work at Applebees, Desaki, and McGlynns. In his free time, Tony loved riding dirt bikes, fishing, and listening to all genres of music. Tony is survived by his mother, Kelly Taylor (David Helsel);...
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Thomas G. Churchill, Jr.

March 9, 1928 - July 20, 2018

Thomas G. Churchill, Jr., age 90, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on July 20, 2018. Born on March 9, 1928 in Amarillo, TX, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Edna (Edmondson) Churchill. Thomas worked as a Chemist/Patent Professional for many years. He was employed at Chemical Abstracts Service from 1956-1962, Atlas Chemical Industries, now AstraZeneca, Inc....
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Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr.

July 28, 1934 - July 19, 2018

Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr., age 83 of North East, MD passed away on July 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1934 in North East, MD to the late John Guy and Edna May (Hammond) Guy. Clifford was the definition of a family man. He went out of his way to provide for his family and made sure that they had everything they needed and more. Family was the most important...
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Gerald Kenneth Greisemer, "Jerry"

August 4, 1936 - July 18, 2018

Gerald Kenneth Greisemer ("Jerry"), age 81, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Born August 4, 1936 in Abington, PA, Jerry was the son of the late Clarence A. and Kathryn E. (Mitchell) Greisemer. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He dedicated over twenty years of work at Fast Food Merchandising where he was a truck...
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Neil W. Keihm

December 11, 1932 - July 15, 2018

Neil W. Keihm, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2018. Born on December 11, 1932 in Pottsville, PA, he was the son of the late George and Louise (Adams) Keihm. Neil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy D. Keihm of West Grove, PA; daughters: Jane Louise Hooker of Maryland, and Sheryl Lynch of Hawaii; son, Eric Keihm of Utah; nephews: Scott Coombs and his wife, Linda, of Rhode...
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Nelson Day Stubbs

August 6, 1931 - July 14, 2018

Nelson Day Stubbs of Chesapeake City, MD, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Sr. and Wilda Adeline (McCauley) Stubbs. Nelson is survived by two sisters: Marjorie E. Austin of Chesapeake City, MD, and Dolores M. Ford of Warwick, MA; brother, Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Jr. of Chesapeake City, MD; three nephews:...
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Ronnie Guy Johnson, "Bud"

July 18, 1962 - July 13, 2018

Ronnie Guy Johnson ("Bud"), age 55, of Quarryville, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, July 13, 2018. Born July 18, 1962 in West Grove, PA, Bud is the son of Lorrain (Lipford) Johnson and the late Ferd Ace Johnson. Bud enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisher. His most treasured time was that spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Including his mother, Lorrain...
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Roscoe L. Exley

June 26, 1931 - July 13, 2018

Roscoe L Exley of Newark, DE, died peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born on June 26, 1931 in Box Iron, MD to the late John O. Exley and Lola Marie (Watson) Exley. Roscoe was the youngest of 15 children, and was the first in his family to attend college. He attended the University of Delaware, and was a brother in the Kappa Alpha fraternity, having served as the vice-president during...
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Millard Wilson Barker

May 12, 1927 - July 12, 2018

Millard Wilson Barker, age 91, of Colora, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Oxford Health Center in Oxford, PA. Born on May 12, 1927 in Ashe County, NC, he was the son of the late William and Pearl (Hamby) Barker. Millard was a long-time member of New Bridge Regular Baptist Church. He was a self-employed home builder for over 60 years, taking great pride and...
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Anita Mae Butterfield

August 10, 1935 - July 12, 2018

Anita Mae Butterfield, age 82, of Annville, PA passed away on July 12, 2018. Anita was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 10, 1935. Anita was a member of the Lifeway Church in Lebanon PA, she was a person of strong faith and loved the Lord. She was a very positive person always looking at the world through rose colored glasses. She was generous and giving, loved all people and was always kind,...
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John Richard Tinklepaugh

November 20, 1936 - July 11, 2018

John Richard Tinklepaugh, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2018. John was born in Binghamton, NY on November 20, 1936. He was the son of the late Joseph E. Tinklepaugh, Sr. and Pearl (Fletcher) Tinklepaugh. He grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church, an evangelical church in Binghamton that was formative for him. As a teenage counselor at the Word of Life Camp on Schroon Lake,...
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Charles (Sonny) A. Bennett, Jr.

August 24, 1940 - July 11, 2018

Charles A. (Sonny) Bennett, Jr., age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on July 11, 2018. Sonny was born in Elkton, MD on August 24, 1940 to the late Charles A. Bennett, Sr. and Anna Virginia Bennett. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. Sonny worked for many years as an auto mechanic at Chrysler Auto Manufacturing. He is survived by his son, Michael C. Bennett of Elkton...
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Harold Davis Hall

February 14, 1934 - July 11, 2018

Harold Davis Hall, 84, of Newark, Delaware, went home to his Creator on July 11, 2018. He was born February 14, 1934 in Milford, Delaware to the late John Causey Hall and Mary Davis Hall. A loving and devoted husband and father, Harold lived most of his life in Newark, where he enjoyed bowling when he was younger and loved the old TV westerns. He owned Brookside News Stand for over forty...
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Julie, Jacob, Brinley and Paxton Burton Edwards

March 16, 1977 - July 9, 2018

Julie Ann (Burton) Edwards, age 41, of Wilmington, DE and her three beautiful children: Jacob Matthew (6), Brinley Ann (4) and Paxton Reece (3) heartbreakingly left us on Monday, July 9, 2018 and were embraced by their Lord and Saviour. Julie was born on March 16, 1977 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John Henry Burton and the late Rosemary (Medley) Burton. Julie was a 1995 graduate of Page...
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Jamie Lee Hendrickson

February 20, 1984 - July 9, 2018

Jamie Lee Hendrickson of Elkton, MD, age 34 passed away Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born in Newark, DE on February 20, 1984 to Trudy Ann (Hendrickson) McMillan. Jamie is survived by her mother, Trudy McMillan and her husband, Cole McMillan of Elkton, MD; sister, Linda Coston and her husband, Tyron Coston, Sr. of Elkton, MD; sister, Melissa Hendrickson and her longtime companion, Larry Lewis...
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Raymond E. Durham

November 3, 1936 - July 8, 2018

Raymond E. Durham, 81, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018. He was a native Delawarean who was married 32 years to his beloved wife, Barbara. Ray was the eldest son of Frank and Dorothy Durham born in Wilmington, DE. He was a 1954 graduate of Conrad High School. He was very talented in football and other types of sports in school. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after...
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Betty Louise Holbrook

February 18, 1933 - July 5, 2018

Betty Louise Holbrook, age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born on February 18, 1933 in Conestoga, PA to the late Dan Oscar Thomas and Grace Miriam (Miller) Thomas. Betty, AKA Aunt Betts or Miss Betty, was one of few who graduated from New Valley Elementary School in Conowingo, MD which was a one room school house. She then went to Rising Sun High School where she was...
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Paula Elaine Brammer

November 11, 1959 - July 3, 2018

Paula Elaine Brammer, age 58, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018. Born on November 11, 1959 in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Ernest and Marie Louise (Quinlan) Proulx. Paula worked for many years as a Medical Billing Specialist for the Delaware Center for Digestive Care where she was always adored by her coworkers. She was a lover of horses, swimming,...
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Joan Rae Macleod

September 20, 1934 - July 2, 2018

Joan Rae Macleod, age 83, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born September 20, 1934 in South Portland, Maine, Joan was the daughter of the late Clayton Owen Farrar and the late Margaret Lyon (Wescott) Farrar. Joan worked as a secretary for Moran Shipping at the Waterfront in Portland, ME. She was known to be an early riser and a coffee-holic; she particularly...
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Thayer Dun White

April 12, 1941 - July 2, 2018

Thayer Dun White, age 77, passed away on July 2, 2018. Born in Somerville, MA on April 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Alden D. and Edith J. (Fish) White. Thayer received a degree in Spiritual Psychology. His life work and interests were in the related areas, but he put most of his emphasis on Primal Therapy. Thayer is survived by his sister, Sheddon Angelone, several nieces, a nephew...
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Joseph "Joe" Avena

July 15, 1979 - July 2, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Vincent Avena, age 38, of Newark, DE, passed away on July 2, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on July 15, 1979 to Carol Collins and Anthony Avena. Joe was a born entrepreneur, having opened a thriving landscaping business in 2017. He was dedicated to his customers and providing them with quality services. If it was green, leafy, or bore flowers, Joe was in his element. Joe...
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David Irvin Brookens, Jr.

May 2, 1960 - July 2, 2018

David Irvin Brookens, Jr., age 58 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. He was born May 2, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to the late David I. Brookens, Sr. and Delsie E. (Gooden) Brookens. Dave was a loving husband and father. He was also a devoted businessman and started his own company "Junkbeegone" in Chesapeake City. Dave kick started the recycling movement in Chesapeake City during...
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Opal Grace Goad

December 10, 1928 - July 2, 2018

Opal Grace Goad, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. She was born in Ashe County, NC on December 10, 1928 to the late William Jackson Keys and Lona Margaret (Miller) Keys. Opal was a seamstress at Fawn Grove Manufacturing in Rising Sun, MD for over 30 years. She was also a life-long member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. Opal especially loved reading her Bible and in...
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Ann B. Chase

January 31, 1932 - July 1, 2018

Ann Chase of Oxford, PA, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was born on January 31, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late Fred M. Burton and Winifred C. (Greene) Burton. Ann was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Chatham, PA and Farmington, ME for over 40 years. Maine was her favorite place to be...
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Marion C. Geesaman

January 31, 1924 - June 29, 2018

Marion C. Geesaman, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE on January 31, 1924, Marion was the daughter of the late Margaret A. Geesaman. During her early years, Marion attended a one-room country school in Ogletown for her first six years of education. She then attended Newark High School where she was a member of band, playing the...
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Anne Marie Oliver

January 13, 1928 - June 29, 2018

Anne Marie Oliver, age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born in Barnsboro, PA on January 13, 1928 to the late Santo Bongiovanni and Nancy (Mancuso) Bongiovanni. The family then relocated to New Brunswick, NJ where she spent her formative years. Anne graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1946. She graduated with a Diploma plus Certificate in...
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John "Jack" Evans

October 11, 1963 - June 24, 2018

Jack Evans, age 54, of Newark, DE passed away June 24, 2018. He was born in Lewes, DE on October 11, 1963 to Vera Evans and the late William Evans. Jack worked for various Group Homes as a psychologist and was an avid reader with a library full of books. He loved playing with his kids and would frequent the beaches in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Some of Jack's hobbies at the beach...
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Clara A. Cease

March 18, 1933 - June 24, 2018

Clara A. Cease, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Anne Arundel County, MD, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018. Born on March 18, 1933 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clemens and Ruth (Ruggles) Andrus. Clara grew up as a farmer's daughter, inspiring her love of gardening, picking fruits, and canning. She was an amazing cook and loved eating her many wonderful dishes....
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Patrick Joseph Glynn

July 28, 1940 - June 22, 2018

Patrick Joseph Glynn, age 77 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1940 in Long Island, New York to the late Joseph Glynn and Freida (Neuman) Glynn. Pat was employed by Alger Oil Company for 37 years as a Service Manager and he retired in 2006. He was a member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Maryland. During the 1970...
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Thomas Doherty Byrne

January 12, 1928 - June 20, 2018

Colonel Thomas Doherty Byrne, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on June 20, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born on January 12, 1928 in North East, MD, he was the son of the late Russell F. and Frances M. (Lawrence) Byrne. Tom graduated from high school in Havre de Grace, MD. In January of 1946, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Camp Lee, VA, the Army of Occupation in Germany,...
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Clarissa Adele Stroupe

November 30, 1961 - June 20, 2018

Clarissa "Rissa" Adele Stroupe, age 56, of Elkton, MD passed away on June 20, 2018. Born on November 30, 1961 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Lucy A. (Hoffman) Fox and Ralph Fox. Rissa was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene where she spent many hours helping the church with any activities they had going on. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend and she...
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Karen Ann Marganski

November 21, 1948 - June 16, 2018

Karen Ann Marganski, age 69, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born November 21, 1948, Karen was the daughter of the late Anthony and Ann (Bifoco) Civitello. Karen worked for DuPont as a paralegal for over twenty years. Her pride and joy in life were her darling grandchildren. Karen is survived by her husband, Robert Marganski; daughter, Lise Marganski; two grandchildren...
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Stephanie Ann Shelton

June 6, 1989 - June 14, 2018

Stephanie Ann Shelton, age 29, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born June 6, 1989, Stephanie was the daughter of John W. Shelton, Jr. and Ann M. Dvorak. Stephanie was a loving and caring woman who loved making people laugh. She attended North East High where she was an exceptional student and went on to attend Cecil College where she made Dean's List. Her passion...
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Wayne K. Swank

December 5, 1954 - June 14, 2018

Wayne K. Swank, age 63 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born on December 5, 1954 in Chester, PA to Donald Dodge Swank and Mildred C. (Ihant) Swank. Wayne was a sales associate at Home Depot for 15 years. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and would find time to go to the movies, play board games, read the Bible, and raise fresh water fish. He particularly liked raising betta...
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June Joyce Smith

June 3, 1933 - June 14, 2018

June Joyce Smith, age 85, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 14, 2018. She was born on June 3, 1933 in New Jersey. June was a stay at home mom for many years until both of her children graduated from high school. She then went to work for Litman Jewelers at the Christiana Mall for 15 years. After retiring, June spent 8 years living with her son and daughter-in-law in North...
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Dennis F. Lawler

August 10, 1943 - June 14, 2018

Dennis F. Lawler, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 10, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY, Dennis was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Lawler. Dennis proudly served in the Army 1st Air Calvary during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1974. He went on to work for Chrysler where he dedicated 36 years until his...
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John "Jack" Sebold

November 4, 1922 - June 11, 2018

John "Jack" Wayne Sebold of Port Deposit, MD, age 95, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 4, 1922 to the late John Emley Sebold and Marian (Newcomb) Sebold. Jack was the owner/operator of Jim's Market for 48 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #353 in Oxford, PA, a life member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and of Har-Ce Forrest #142. Jack was also a...
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Clifton "Cliff" McClelland

July 17, 1942 - June 9, 2018

Clifton John McClelland, age 75, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018. Born on July 17, 1942 in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Leroy S. McClelland, Jr. and Mary M. (Greenwell) McClelland. Cliff worked for General Motors for over 44 years. He spent a lot of his time at the Elkton Senior Center participating in activities, such as Bingo and Wii Bowling, where he...
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Frank "Tim" Driscoll

January 14, 1949 - June 8, 2018

Frank Timothy (Tim/Timo) Driscoll, III passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018. Born on January 14, 1949 in Washington, DC, he was son of the late Frank T. Driscoll, II and Beverly (Cole) Driscoll. Tim served his country proudly as a Marine in Vietnam from 1967-1971, receiving two purple hearts for his service. He then went on to work for the Department of the Army as an ammunition inspector...
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Ronald William Shaffer

May 8, 1941 - June 7, 2018

Ronald William Shaffer, age 77, of Mt. Pleasant, PA, passed away on June 7, 2018. He was born on May 8, 1941, in Perth Amboy, NJ, to the late Melvin C. Shaffer, Sr. and Eleanor Waite. Ronald, better known as "Pinky," was employed as an auto body repairman for many years and took great pride in his occupation. He was best known for his wonderful sense of humor and the great love he had for his...
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Carolien "Carol" Stacherski

May 17, 1943 - June 6, 2018

Carolien Stacherski, age 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on May 17, 1943 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Jesse Garnett Andrews and Mary Lee Caudill Andrews. Loving and caring, Carol operated her own daycare business for 50 years. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping and watching game shows, especially "Family Feud"....
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David F. Wright

December 22, 1943 - June 6, 2018

David F. Wright of Elkton, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018. He was born on December 22, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Norman Wright and Myrtle E. (Griffin) Wright. David proudly served in the United States Army serving in Europe. He later became a member of the VFW Post 8175 in Elkton, MD where he was very active. David was the co-owner/operator of Wright Construction in...
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Lester Allen Stephenson

November 4, 1951 - June 3, 2018

Lester Allen Stephenson of Summersville, WV and Elkton, MD, age 66, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 4, 1951 to the late Martin Stephenson and Alice (Adkins) Stephenson. Lester spent his career as a coal miner and certified shot-firer. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and of Trout Unlimited, and would help with stocking fish in...
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Erma B Clark

November 2, 1929 - June 3, 2018

Erma B. Clark, age 88 of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was born on Nov 2, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to William L. Archibold and Edna E. (Borer) Archibold. Erma was a secretary at Stauffer Chemical in Delaware City, DE and at the Du Pont Glasgow Site until her retirement. She moved to Florida where she lived for 10 years and loved every minute of it. She returned to...
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Keith Ray Campbell, "Pink Pad"

April 17, 1961 - June 2, 2018

Keith Ray Campbell, "Pink Pad", age 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born April 17, 1961, Keith was the son of Peggy Ann (Lawson) Campbell and the late Richard Howard Campbell, Sr. In his younger years, Keith was involved in many sports. He was a Golden Glove boxer, football player and baseball player. He worked as an account manager...
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Franklyn Leo Lewis, Sr.

September 22, 1935 - June 1, 2018

Franklyn Leo Lewis, Sr., age 82 of Horn Town, VA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. He was born in Chesapeake City, MD on September 22, 1935 to the late George Lewis and Mary Olivia Hess Lewis. Franklyn served in the United State Army and National Guard. He enjoyed coaching for Elkton Little League. Franklyn used to camp in North East with his children and their neighborhood friends. He sang...
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Nancy Edna Springer duPont

January 11, 1924 - June 1, 2018

Nancy Edna Springer duPont, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully at home on June 1, age 94. She was born in Rockland, near Wilmington, Delaware on January 11, 1924 to Willard Springer, Jr. and Edna Martenis Springer. She was pre-deceased by her husband, R. Jacques T. duPont, also a native of the Wilmington area, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Springer Mahood and Marietta Springer Patterson. ...
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Ronald Clarence Barrow, Jr.

May 25, 1970 - May 31, 2018

Ronald Clarence Barrow, Jr., age 48, of Boothwyn, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Born May 25, 1970, Ronnie was the son of Ronald C. Barrow, Sr. and Shirley (Kestner) Barrow. Ronnie was an amazing cook and could make almost anything whether it was on the stovetop or the grill. He enjoyed singing, especially country music. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ronnie's most cherished...
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David Allen Wadkins, Sr.

January 4, 1963 - May 29, 2018

David Allen Wadkins, Sr., age 55, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on May 29, 2018. Born on January 4, 1963 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of William Gene Wadkins and the late Audrey Jean (Covey) Wadkins. David worked for most of his life doing home improvements. He was always helping others and was there for anyone in need. In his spare time, David loved hunting, fishing, and crabbing,...
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John E. Vaughan, Sr.

November 29, 1936 - May 24, 2018

John Estle Vaughan, Sr., age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on May 24, 2018. Born on November 29, 1936 in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late John M. and Zella F. (Roberts) Vaughan. John was a lifelong truck driver, known to many by his call name, "Fat Daddy." He was very passionate about living life on the road. He was also in the Army National Guard for 9 years. John's...
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Catherine Theresa Gorman, "Dollie"

June 18, 1928 - May 22, 2018

Catherine "Dollie" Theresa Gorman age 89 of Berlin, MD passed away on May 22, 2018. She was born on June 18, 1928 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Bernard Higdon and Rosalie Anna (Carroll) Higdon. Family was the most important thing to Catherine. She was very giving and was a fun and loving woman who lived life to the fullest. Her and her husband, Paul would throw dinner parties frequently...
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Terri Martin

June 4, 1960 - May 19, 2018

Theresa Marie "Terri" Martin, age 57, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born on June 4, 1960 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Paul Richard, Jr. and Agnes Marie Greager McGee. Terri was a lifetime employee of Acme Markets in Media and Oxford, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and friends and planting her flower gardens. A great love...
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Paul Witt Andrews

February 20, 1926 - May 19, 2018

Paul W. Andrews age 92, of Newark, Del. died on May 19 and is now at peace. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb. 20, 1926, the third of four sons of Eula Petty and Grover C. Andrews. He attended East High School in Nashville, played several sports and served as captain of the basketball team, and held a number of part-time jobs, including ones as a drug store soda jerk and a radio...
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Marcella Faye White

August 15, 1930 - May 19, 2018

Marcella Faye White, age 87 of North East, MD, passed away May 19, 2018. She was born August 15, 1930 in Vance City, WV to the late John Henry Bexfield and Eskie Erma Bexfield. Marcella was in the right place with the Lord when she passed and was very religious in life. She always said she loved all of her children equally. Marcella was fierce, protective and set in her own way. She also was...
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Loraine E. Bergold

September 10, 1934 - May 16, 2018

Loraine E. Bergold, age 83, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 10, 1934 in Somerville, NJ, Loraine was the daughter of the late Earl and Carrie (Ewing) Hartpence. Loraine was a talented woman who enjoyed the many gifts that life had to offer. Such gifts included gardening, baking, cooking, needlepoint, and sewing....
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Mark Thomas von Kleeck

November 25, 1965 - May 15, 2018

Mark Thomas von Kleeck, age 52, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Elkton, MD. He was born on November 25, 1965 in Fairfax, VA to John Springman von Kleeck and the late Barbara Leslie (Thompson) von Kleeck. Mark spent most of his childhood growing up in New Hope, PA and graduated from the New Hope-Solebury High School in 1983. Mark then attended the University of Delaware and graduated with...
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Zachary Tyler McLewin

April 7, 1998 - May 15, 2018

Zachary Tyler "Zach" McLewin, age 20 of Elkton, passed away May 15, 2018 from the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born April 7, 1998 in Wilmington, DE to Charles and Dawn McLewin. Zach loved riding dirt bikes and four wheelers. He enjoyed buying and fixing up old dirt bikes, four wheelers and trucks. Zach loved boating and being on the water. Another hobby of Zach's was fishing....
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Walter Lee Funk

June 5, 1942 - May 11, 2018

Walter Funk, age 75, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Born in Bainbridge, MD on June 5, 1942, he was the son of the late William Glenn and Stella Edith (Anderson) Funk. Walt was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun Fire Company, where he was past President and was active in supporting the Ladies Auxiliary. He served on both the Harford and Cecil County Volunteer Firemen...
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Patrick T. McCartan

July 11, 1948 - May 11, 2018

Patrick Timothy McCartan died peacefully at home on May 11th, 2018 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 69, as a result of Agent Orange-related cancers from his military service in Vietnam. Patrick was born on July 11th, 1948 in Ryan, PA to John and Marie McCartan. He graduated from Grand Island High School, NY in 1966 and joined the Army, serving in the Vietnam War. After he left the military, he...
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Kyle Ryan Gregg

August 21, 1989 - May 6, 2018

Kyle Ryan Gregg, age 28, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born on August 21, 1989 in Elkton, MD to Gerald Glenn Gregg and Donna L. (nee Dunlap) Gregg. Kyle graduated from Elkton High School in 2008. An avid dirt bike rider, he raced competitively in Motocross events nationwide. Kyle loved operating heavy machinery and construction, having worked for Diamond Materials in...
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Ollin D. Adkins, "Reds"

June 23, 1935 - May 4, 2018

Ollin D. Adkins ("Reds"), age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Born June 23, 1935 in Branchland, WV, Reds was the son of the late Elbert and Olga (Sheppard) Adkins. Growing up in West Virginia, Reds was one of fourteen children. He worked for General Motors for 47 years where he retired in 2002. He was known for his big smile and his great sense...
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John "Barrie" Boas, Sr.

July 2, 1937 - May 3, 2018

J. Barrie Boas of Perryville, MD and Debary, Florida was born on July 2, 1937 and passed away on May 3, 2018. He was the son of Lester "Red" W. Boas and Kathryn L. (Manual) Herr. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Sheryl Lynn. Barrie graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1955 and Millersville University in 1981. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959 in Tripoli,...
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Catherine M. Watson

April 15, 1947 - May 3, 2018

Catherine M. Watson, age 71, of Chesapeake City, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on April 15, 1947 in Eddystone, PA to the late William N. and Catherine Malizia Weitz. A loving and caring homemaker, Cathy was the best wife to her husband, mother to her two daughters, and grandmother to her six grandchildren. She enjoyed her house and life on...
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Mary Lee Shephard

February 2, 1929 - May 3, 2018

Mary Lee Shephard, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 3, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Shouns, TN to the late Lafayette Wilson and Hessie McKenley (Phillips) Wilson. Mary was a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed watching their games. She also loved red birds; cardinals were her favorite. Mary loved spending...
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Herman Day

March 20, 1936 - May 2, 2018

Herman Day, age 82 of Elkton, MD passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1936 in McDowell County, WV to the late Henry Day and Patty (Thornsberry) Stacey. Herman was a very kind hearted person. He was always willing to help others and did so with a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed by his adopted family. The family would like to give special thanks to Elkton Transitional...
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John Robert Wadkins

May 17, 1949 - May 1, 2018

Captain John Robert Wadkins, age 68, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born May 17, 1949 in North Wilkesboro, NC, John was the son of the late Charley and Vera (Minton) Wadkins. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He went on to become a master plumber and working in the industry until his retirement. John was...
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Cecil W. Atwood, Sr.

November 19, 1938 - April 28, 2018

Cecil W. Atwood, Sr. passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born November 19, 1938 to the late Ronald and Lois Atwood. Cecil had a lifetime love for cars, which started at the Chrysler plant. He eventually retired from the plant after dedicating many years on the assembly line. Cecil had a special hobby fixing and working on Volkswagen cars. Cecil is survived by his...
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Mary Lucile Cole

November 10, 1958 - April 28, 2018

Mary Lucile Cole, age 59, passed away Saturday, April 28 2018 at home with her loving husband at her side after a lengthy battle with Huntington's disease. She was born on November 10, 1958 to the late Jonathan Mechem Weaver, Jr. and Mary Lucile (Smith) Weaver. Mary enjoyed doing historical reenactments with her family. She liked art, and would express her creativity by drawing. Mary was a...
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Robert John Nickle " Bob", Sr.

February 3, 1924 - April 25, 2018

Robert John Nickle, Sr., "Bob", age 94 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Caraway Manor Assisted Living in Elkton, MD. He was born on February 3, 1924, in Fremont, PA, to the late Samuel H. and Mary E. Dawson Nickle. Bob was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. In his earlier life, he worked as a farmer alongside his father, and also farmed on his own farm. Later, he...
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Perry Glenn Lotts, Jr.

August 13, 1994 - April 21, 2018

Perry Glenn Lotts, Jr., age 23, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born August 13, 1994 in Chula Vista, CA to Perry Glenn Lotts, Sr. and Elizabeth Sue Nauta. A graduate of Elkton High School, Perry was a three-sport athlete in football, track, and baseball. After high school he went to work for Burris Logistics. He enjoyed playing flag football, and...
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Nancy Ernestine Johnson

October 29, 1932 - April 21, 2018

Nancy Ernestine Johnson, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1932 to the late Charles and Mary (Knight) Kempa. Nancy was an employee for Chrysler. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers. Nancy was a great cook and shared her talents with her son, Paul. She loved her family and cherished the moments they spent...
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Faye Hardt

March 20, 1947 - April 20, 2018

Faye Hardt, age 71 of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 20, 1947 in Bradshaw, WV to the late Elmer Harrison Rowe and Betty Louise (Beckner) Rowe. Faye was a very strong and brave individual. In 1976, she battled a sudden and unexpected medical condition that significantly altered her and her family's way of life....
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F. Marjorie Whiting

September 26, 1928 - April 18, 2018

F. Marjorie Beers Whiting, R.N., of North East, MD, age 89, died April 18, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Marjorie (Marge, Margie) received her R.N. from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. She did post graduate work at McGill University in Neurosurgical Nursing. She was a Christian and a member of Rosebank U.M. Church. She had been active in the Mt. Gretna,...
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Shirley Risburg Nelson

September 6, 1920 - April 17, 2018

Shirley Marian Risburg Nelson (September 6, 1920) joined her beloved husband, David, in heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 97. Shirley, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She and David met in kindergarten and married in March, 1943. As Dave pursued his football coaching career they traveled to Hillsdale College, Harvard University...
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Brenda Lynn Beaulieu

June 5, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Brenda Lynn Beaulieu, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 15, 2018. She was born June 5, 1952 and was adopted by Vera Gould and the late Robert Thomas Adcock, Sr. Brenda grew up in Salinas, CA, where she graduated from Salinas High School. Brenda then joined the Navy and National Guard and served our nation for 29 years. Her title was medical corpsman and she would care for injured...
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Lawrence "Larry" Rocke

January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Rocke, age 71, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Elkton, MD to the late Loring Lewis Rocke and Mary Marie (Wiley) Rocke. Larry took the time to read the News Journal every day, and was able to talk about any subject. He liked sports, and would often be involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, including coaching...
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Ralph W. Carr, Jr.

March 5, 1936 - April 12, 2018

Ralph W. Carr, Jr., age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born March 5, 1936 in Conowingo, MD, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph W. Carr, Sr. and the late Mary C. (Rice) Fink. Ralph was a union worker for Eastern Gunite Co. for 35 years, were he worked as a Gunite machine operator. Leading up to his retirement in 1999, in the course of his career, Ralph...
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Olan J. "Jack" Cleaver, Jr.

July 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Olan John "Jack" Cleaver, Jr., age 83 of New Castle, DE, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born July 13, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late Olan J. Cleaver, Sr. and Lela Gertrude (Leasure) Cleaver. A graduate of Newark High School Class of 1953, Jack was an all-around athlete in football, basketball, and baseball, and in addition, he was a member of the Fire Patrol. He served his...
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Mary Ann Whittington

September 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Mary Ann Whittington (83) of Green Bay, Virginia passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wayne Whittington, Sr. She is survived by her children: Cheryle Whittington Parrish and Joseph (Joe) Wayne Whittington, Jr.; Grandchildren: Nikkol W. Rodriguez, Josh Parrish, Shelli Whittington and Silas Whittington; Great...
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Robert "Dippy" Cebula, Sr.

February 6, 1938 - April 9, 2018

Robert "Dippy" Elsworth Cebula, Sr., age 80, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born on February 6, 1938 in Elkton, MD to the late Emil Cebula and Esther (Vandergrift) Cebula. Dippy was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He liked to go deer hunting, or to go fishing on any body of water that he could drop a hook in to. While his health allowed, Dippy loved to...
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Cheryl June Smith

February 19, 1953 - April 7, 2018

Cheryl June Smith, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born February 19, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Royal E. Smith, Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Clark) Smith. Cheryl is survived by her two sisters: Kathleen Ruckman of Chestertown, MD and Bonnie Derbyshire of Wilmington, DE. Cheryl is also survived by six nephews: Robert,...
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James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

February 8, 1930 - April 7, 2018

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim", age 88, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hockessin, DE on February 8, 1930, Jim was the son of the late Oliver and Eva (Hanna) Eastburn. Jim was a commercial artist who owned and operated his family business, Eastburn Studio, Inc. with his wife, Rose. Although he was a talented artist and...
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Ambubhai "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

September 17, 1951 - April 7, 2018

Ambubhai Ganeshbhai Patel, age 66, of North East, MD passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 17, 1951 in Surat, India to the late Ganeshbhai D. and Gometben G. Patel. Ambubhai was a farmer in India. When he moved to the U.S.A., Ambubhai helped his family with their hotel business. He was also a firm believer in Hinduism and would pray daily. Ambubhai loved to meet people and...
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Shirley F. Anderson

October 6, 1931 - April 7, 2018

Shirley Forman Anderson, age 86, of Newark, Delaware passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Don Brent and Eleanor Doud Forman. After graduating from P.S. Dupont High School in 1949, she entered the University of Delaware (Class of 1953). She then attended Goldey Beacom College on their work study program. For most of...
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David R. Hamilton

July 25, 1936 - April 6, 2018

David R. Hamilton, age 81 of Oxford, PA passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1936 in West Grove, PA to the late Fred P. Hamilton and Evelyn (Keim) Hamilton. David was a talented carpenter and enjoyed wood working. In fact, he built his family's summer home in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. He was an avid hunter and hunted mostly deer with his bow and rifle. David loved...
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Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

February 15, 1952 - April 4, 2018

Salvatore "Sam" Michael Piacentini, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Mario Piacentini and Theresa (Sanservero) Piacentini. Sam had a great passion for cars which extended throughout all aspects of his life. He worked as a car insurance adjuster for over 30 years, first for Continental and then for MetLife. Sam was a...
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Suzanne Marie Therres

April 1, 1963 - April 2, 2018

Suzanne Marie Lankford Therres (known as "Shugie" by her family and friends), age 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born April 1, 1963 in Baltimore, MD, Suzanne was the daughter of Hazel "Leza" Lankford and the late Johnnie L. Lankford. Suzanne was a multifaceted individual who had a talent for learning many things. She was passionate about her horses and...
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