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R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME

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

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Our Obituaries

Esley "Hot Rod" Roop

December 1, 1951 - February 4, 2016

Esley Harlass (Hot Rod) Roop, Jr., 64, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his home February 4, 2016. Born in Elkton, MD on December 1, 1951, Esley was the son of the late Esley Sr. and Doris Strall. He was employed at Peach Bottom as an RW Technician for 46 years. He was a fan of NASCAR and his favorite driver was Dale Ehrnhardt, Jr. He loved nature and watching the wildlife from his back porch....
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Norma V. "Granny" Getty

January 12, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Norma V. "Granny" Getty, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away on February 3, 2016. She was born in Glasgow, DE on January 12, 1930. Norma is survived by her sons, Roger Getty (Susanne), of Elkton, MD and David Getty of Delaware City, DE; daughters, Susan Getty-Evans of Elkton, MD, Sandra Ringler (Jay), of Bear, DE, and Wendy Getty of Middletown, DE; brother, John McDaniel (Shirl), of Newark, DE;...
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Julian Wallace Rittenhouse

April 15, 1928 - February 2, 2016

Julian Wallace Rittenhouse, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 15, 1928 in Newark, Delaware, he was the son of Cyrus Ephram and Miriam Boys Rittenhouse. After graduating from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA in 1946, he majored in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in the class of 1950, and he was a...
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Ruth Bryson

December 23, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Ruth Bryson, 83, of Elkton, MD passed away February 2, 2016 at her home. Born December 23, 1932 in Hinton, WV, Ruth was the daughter of the late Ollie and Haley (Ward) Gill. Ruth believed in enjoying life to its fullest and was a kid at heart. If the wheels were turning on a friend's or family member's car, you could guarantee Ruth was along for the ride. She enjoyed staying active and being...
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Martha Ann Reeves

December 22, 1946 - January 31, 2016

Martha Ann (Underwood) Reeves, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Bluefield, WV on December 22, 1946, Martha was the daughter of the late Harless Underwood and Geneva Robison Underwood. Martha's hobbies included crossword puzzles, needlepoint, and cooking. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her loving children and...
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Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr.

October 11, 1961 - January 30, 2016

Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr., age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on January 30, 2016. Joseph was born in Jennersville, PA on October 11, 1961. Joe was the son of Joseph E. Eastridge, Sr. of Newark, DE and Sylvia (Culler) Martin of Florida. He graduated from Newark High School and Vocational High School. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service as an Assembler and Utility Operator....
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Catherine E. Space

March 20, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Catherine E. Space, age 91 of Newark, DE passed away on January 29, 2016. She is survived by daughters: Holly J. Brundage, and husband, Hal of Kennett Square, PA and Beverly Pennypacker of Wilmington, DE; son, Randall Space and wife, Pam of Elkton, MD; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew...
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Scott W. McCloe, Sr.

June 12, 1971 - January 28, 2016

Scott Warren McCloe, Sr., age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born in Elkton, MD, on June 12, 1971 to Bertha Nino and the late Bernard McCloe. A passionate sports fan, Scott followed many different teams in a variety of sports, but his all time favorite was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He introduced his sons...
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Elizabeth Marie Doyle

February 12, 1955 - January 27, 2016

ELIZABETH MARIE DOYLE, age 60, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Elkton, MD, to the late Henry J. and Lula Hill Doyle. She lived in Newark, Delaware all her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sister,...
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Gerald Lee Shivery

July 22, 1936 - January 27, 2016

Gerald Lee Shivery, 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his home on January 27, 2016. Born in Chester County, PA on July 22, 1936, Gerald was the son of the late George Shivery and Edith (Shivery) Hilaman. Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from Logistics & Transportation Services, Inc. LTSI (subsidiary of Northrop Grumman) in Baltimore, MD as a purchasing manager. He...
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Joyce Bernadine Little

July 9, 1933 - January 26, 2016

Joyce Bernadine Little, 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born July 9, 1933 in Illinois, Joyce was the daughter of the late Sherman Edward and Edna Fern (Cowan) Gilbert. Joyce worked at the Perry Point VA Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1995 as a registered nurse. She was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church...
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Rita (Kelly) Elwood

December 21, 1922 - January 26, 2016

Rita (Kelly) Elwood passed away peacefully in the company of her family at Calvert Manor on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was 93 years young. Born December 21, 1922 in Wilmington, DE, Rita was the daughter of the late Senator Daniel E. Kelly and Mary E. (McLaughlin) Kelly. She was retired from the DuPont Company's Foreign Patent Division in Wilmington, Delaware. Rita spent most of her years...
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Walter Daniel Johnson, Jr. "Danny"

June 5, 1973 - January 23, 2016

Walter "Danny" Johnson, Jr., 42, of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016. Born June 5, 1973 in Elkton, MD, Danny was the son of Walter D. Johnson, Sr. and the late Teresa Lynn (Charsha) Johnson. He loved his job working as a heavy machinery operator and everyone knew him as "Dozzer Dan." Danny enjoyed boating, riding around in his Corvette or on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and...
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William J. Fraser

February 10, 1917 - January 22, 2016

William J. Fraser, age 98, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at his home in Newark, Delaware. He was one of twins born to the late Sgt. and Mrs. John Fraser. He retired from the Newark Post Office in 1975 with 26 years of service, where he was employed as clerk, carrier, and was in charge of vehicle operations. In 1968 he received the "National Suggestion of the Year" award given by the...
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Emzy M. Walls

May 2, 1934 - January 21, 2016

Emzy M. Walls, age 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on May 2, 1934, in War Eagle, WV, to the late Herbert and Frances Moore Walls. Emzy was an entrepreneur who loved and provided for his family. He was a home builder and contractor, and owned and operated a bar and pool hall, "Four Walls" and "The Hole in the Wall". He was...
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Lloyd Reeves

January 18, 1961 - January 18, 2016

Lloyd "Danny" Reeves, Jr., 55, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Danny was born January 18, 1961 in Elkton, MD. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles; which he often entered into bike shows. He enjoyed watching Old Western movies and Law and Order, gardening, going to turkey shoots and running heavy equipment. There wasn't...
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Shirley Ann Arches Gregson

November 28, 1939 - January 17, 2016

Shirley Ann Arches Gregson, 76, of Elkton, MD went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Born November 28, 1939 in Westerly, WV, Shirley was the daughter of the late Joe W. and Diane (Boyce) Crain. Shirley was a member of the American Legion Post 15 and former Moose Lodge 851, both of Elkton, MD. She was an avid bingo player, loved going to the casino, and greatly enjoyed going...
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John D. Marr, Jr.

January 2, 1921 - January 17, 2016

John D. Marr, Jr, age 95, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Needham, MA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark, DE. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 2, 1921, to the late John D., Sr. and Marian Hodkin Marr. John served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a combat engineer. Following his active duty, he would remain in the Army...
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Hazel H Tollinger

July 15, 1918 - January 15, 2016

Hazel Josephine Tollinger, 97, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2016, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, Havre de Grace. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Allie J. Hall and Grace E. Smith Hall, and step-daughter of Mabel Barber Hall. Hazel was a 1936 graduate of Rising Sun High School and following high school, she graduated from Goldey Business...
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Edward F. Trahan

March 27, 1948 - January 13, 2016

Edward F. Trahan, age 67, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Edward was born in Mesa, AZ on March 27, 1948. Edward attended the University of Delaware for three years and then technical school. He and his wife, Susan, were the proprietors of a family-owned HVAC contracting business for 35 years until ill health forced him to retire. Edward had a passion for reading,...
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Evelyn June Scott McMahon

October 30, 1943 - January 12, 2016

Evelyn June Scott McMahon, age 72, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Evelyn was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 30, 1943. Evelyn was employed by JC Penney where she fabricated window treatments. She also was a delivery driver for George's Deli in Middletown, DE. Evelyn was a member of the Cornerstone Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with family, cross stitching...
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Christine Anita Lucas

November 13, 1970 - January 10, 2016

Christine Anita (Sotirellis) Lucas, age 45, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly from Saddle River, NJ passed away on January 10, 2016 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1970 to Alex Sotirellis and the late Patricia Sotirellis in Saddle River, NJ. Christine was a substitute teacher for Cecil County Public Schools. She had a love for the beach and spent her time searching for sea glass. ...
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Carlos Martinez

October 11, 1966 - January 9, 2016

Carlos Martinez, 49, of Peach Bottom, PA passed away suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born October 11, 1966 in Rapid City, SD, Carlos was the son of the late U.S.A.F. Master Sergeant Octavio Nestor Martinez, Sr. and the late Dolores Cuellar Martinez. A 1984 graduate of Austin High School, Carlos began his lifelong career with the United States military. He entered the U.S.M.C. where he...
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Charles Raymond Rochow, Sr.

June 19, 1955 - January 9, 2016

Charles Raymond Rochow, Sr., 60, of Myerstown, PA passed away suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born June 19, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, Chuck was the son of Sonia (Lipinski) Rochow and the late Charles Rochow. Chuck served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War in the Mediterranean. He was a simple man who cherished his family and his life with his Lord and Saviour,...
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Tracy LeBreton Simpson

November 29, 1965 - January 7, 2016

Tracy L. Simpson, 50, of Newark, DE passed away on January 7, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 29, 1965 in Kingston, NY. Tracy was the daughter of Leon W. and Adeline LeBreton. She was a graduate of University of Delaware, class of 1987. She retired as a police office of the Newark City Police Department. As a police officer,...
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Margaret Cadle Ware

September 30, 1913 - January 5, 2016

Margaret Cadle Ware, age 102, died peacefully in her sleep January 5, 2016. Born and raised in Corbin, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson and Ethel Cadle. Margaret moved to Newark, Delaware in 1936 where she raised her 2 children, the late Richard Tucker Ware and the late Sue Ware Davis. Margaret moved to Orlando, Florida in 2006 to be closer to her granddaughter, Valerie and...
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David Francis Grove

March 25, 1943 - January 5, 2016

David Francis Grove, 72, a lifelong resident of Port Deposit, MD passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Born March 25, 1943 in Port Deposit, MD, Dave was the son of the late, Ferdinand A. Grove and Ella E. (Smith) Grove. He was a local home improvement contractor for more than forty years. Dave enjoyed hunting, decoy carving, model trains, NASCAR, and going to their...
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Mildred F Gamble

February 12, 1920 - January 5, 2016

Mildred F. (Burd) Gamble, 95, of Newark, DE, passed away January 5, 2016 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana. Born in Wilmington on February 12, 1920, Mildred was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Cowell Burd. She was a homemaker and also worked in the housekeeping department of the University of Delaware for 12 years. Mildred will be remembered as a woman devoted to her family. Surviving...
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John Pratt Wright

August 23, 1946 - January 2, 2016

John Pratt Wright, age 69, of Aberdeen, MD passed away surrounded by friends and family on January 2, 2016. John was born in Coatesville, PA to the late Harry W. Wright and Mildred P. Wright. John founded The Bargaineer newspaper in the mid 1970's, serving Harford and Cecil County, MD. After building and operating a successful newspaper, John sold The Bargaineer to the Chesapeake Publishing...
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Josephine Wyatt

November 23, 1943 - January 2, 2016

Josephine Wyatt, age 72, of Colora, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on November 23, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Homer and Mattie Dowell Brown. She was a homemaker who loved and cared for her husband, children and grandchildren. With an infectious smile and brilliant blue eyes, she made all feel welcome at her house, and no...
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Lillie Edna Abrams

July 26, 1917 - December 31, 2015

Lillie Edna Abrams, age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Kentmere Health Care and Rehab in Wilmington, DE. She was born on July 26, 1917, in Newark DE to the late Lewis H. and Mary Ellen Wilson Sanders. A lifelong resident of Delaware, she was a home maker who loved and cared for her husband, Charles, whom she married in 1939, and her children and later her...
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Wilbur Blakeley

May 14, 1930 - December 30, 2015

Wilbur Blakeley, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Calvert Manor Health Care and Rehab in Rising Sun, MD. He was born in the Churchville area of Harford County, MD on May 14, 1930 to the late Oliver and Elsie Currie Blakeley. Wilbur lived in Cecil County most of his life, and was employed by the late Ellis and Mildred Ayers, where he retired as a dairy...
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Ruth Ann Guringo

February 6, 1939 - December 28, 2015

Ruth Ann Guringo, age 76, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 . Ruth was born on February 6, 1939, in Scranton, PA to the late, Raymond and Ruth Grill. She graduated from Scranton Central High School and attended West Chester State College where she met her future husband, Edward Guringo. Ruth moved to Delaware in 1960, and settled in Newark in 1963 where she lived the rest of her life....
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Darlene J. Speed

December 17, 1941 - December 26, 2015

Darlene J. Speed, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 17, 1941 in Charleston, WV, Darlene was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Isabelle (Jarrell) Brown. Darlene was employed as a seamstress at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. She was a volunteer for the Northern Chesapeake Hospice and was recognized by them as a dedicated volunteer....
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Linda Nell Scott

September 23, 1962 - December 24, 2015

Linda Nell Scott, 53, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 24, 2015. Born September 23, 1962 in Okinawa, Japan, Linda was the daughter of the late Richard George Beacher, Sr. and the late Peggy Jo (Allen) Beacher. Linda was a lifelong resident of Elkton; even though she traveled with her husband, David, across the country and fell in love with Louisiana, Elkton was always...
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Martha Lorraine Allred

August 24, 1935 - December 22, 2015

Martha Lorraine Allred (Lorraine) passed away on December 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was born on August 24, 1935 in Barnsley, PA to the late J. Curtis Gambill and Amanda Brooks Gambill, and was the youngest of 12 children. Lorraine grew up in Zion and went to school at Calvert, then graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1953. She went on to graduate from Goldey...
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Ruth C. Delp

July 3, 1936 - December 21, 2015

Ruth C. Delp, age 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Calvert Manor Health Care Center in Rising Sun, MD. She was born on July 3, 1936 in Havre de Grace, MD, to the late Norval Millard and Olive Virginia Garvin Coale. Ruth worked at H.E. Shallcross & Sons before going to work at the Sun Pharmacy where she served for twenty plus years. She was involved in many...
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Frederick Warren Van Name, III, P.E.

April 30, 1946 - December 20, 2015

Frederick (Rick) Warren Van Name, III, P.E., 69, suddenly passed away on December 20, 2015 in Newark, Delaware. Born in Torrington, CT, he was the son of the late Dr. Frederick Warren Van Name Jr. and Barbara Francis Leaper Van Name. Rick graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware...
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Loretta Howell

February 14, 1946 - December 18, 2015

Loretta Howell, 69, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully Friday, December 18, 2015. Born February 14, 1946 in Kentucky, Loretta was the daughter of the late Curtis and Orpha Hamilton. Loretta greatly enjoyed gardening, art, and her dogs, especially Belle. She cherished her family and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Loretta is survived by her son, Barry Howell and...
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Neal James Jensen

July 6, 1934 - December 13, 2015

Neal J. Jensen, 81, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his home. Born July 6, 1934 in Vernon Township, IA, Neal was the son of the late Nels and Anna (Haggen) Jensen. Neal served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a simple man who enjoyed the company of his friends and family. Neal is survived by his three sons...
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Doris H. Neighoff

December 4, 1925 - December 12, 2015

Doris Neighoff, 90, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, December 12, 2015. Born December 4, 1925 in Columbus, OH, Doris was the daughter of the late William Hughes, Sr. and Dorothy (Keller) Bowers. Doris had many jobs in the community throughout her lifetime including being the Cafeteria Manager at Elkton High School, a Toll Collector on the Route 40 Hatem Bridge, an MVA Clerk,...
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Stephanie Collins Shine

December 2, 1942 - December 12, 2015

Stephanie Collins Shine, 73, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Born December 2, 1942 in New York, NY, Stephanie was the daughter of the late Adolpho and Theresa (Porzio) Baudassi. As a former Army wife, she traveled the world before settling in Elkton. Stephanie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware. She worked in the legal field for...
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John "Jack" H. Brierley, Sr.

July 4, 1931 - December 8, 2015

John H. Brierley, known to his friends as Jack, 84, of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Born July 4, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, Jack was the son of the late Robert and Minetta Brierley. Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a paratrooper and was a proud member of the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans). He was also a member of VFW Post 3792. He loved...
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Jan "Buzz" Burgess Fowler

March 2, 1954 - December 7, 2015

Jan "Buzz" Burgess Fowler, 61, of Phoenix, AZ passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at his home. Born March 2, 1954 in Odenton, MD, Buzz was the son of Merle Ruby Daisy Emberlain and the late Wilbert Carroll Fowler. Buzz was passionate about giving back to his community. He was active with helping the VA and St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix where he was a Contributor at Large. He was also a...
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Leonard D. Deitzel, Jr.

April 6, 1941 - December 7, 2015

Leonard David Deitzel, Jr., 74, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. Born at home on April 6, 1941, in Port Deposit, MD, David was the son of the late Leonard Deitzel, Sr. and Hazel (Adams) Lawder. A hard worker, David enjoyed hunting, gardening, mowing his yard, and watching old western movies in his spare time. David is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marie...
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Eugene Cochrane III

May 6, 1943 - December 4, 2015

Eugene "Gene" Harold Cochrane III, age 72, of Earleville, MD passed away on December 4, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Gene was born on May 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Eugene Harold and Florence Helene Vortigern Cochrane, Jr. and father of the late Eugene Harold Cochrane, IV. In his work life, Gene managed engineering and construction projects. He enjoyed reading,...
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Betty Jane Peggy Lucas

February 16, 1933 - December 3, 2015

Betty Jane "Peggy" Lucas, 82, of Colora, MD, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Born February 16, 1933 in Marion, Virginia, Peggy was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Poston Johnson. Peggy was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church. She was a great cook and was known for her famous biscuits and...
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Shawn Christopher Armour

January 25, 1974 - December 3, 2015

Shawn Christopher Armour, 41, of Rising Sun, MD passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born January 25, 1974 in Havre de Grace, MD, Shawn was the son of James Thomas Armour and Linda Carol (Freligh) Armour. Shawn was a horse trainer and driver in the Harness Horse Racing Industry which he learned from his grandfather through the years. He enjoyed watching football and was an avid...
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Claire McWilliams Tyson

November 30, 1927 - December 2, 2015

Claire M. Tyson, age 88, of Colora, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was born in Yeadon, PA, on November 30, 1927, to the late Charles K.H. and Anna M. McClintock McWilliams. When she was 3 years old, her family moved to Bryn Coed Farm, in Chester County, PA. The farm was owned by Justice Owen J. Roberts, a member of the U.S....
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Irvin M. Deibert

July 27, 1941 - November 30, 2015

Irvin Mitchell "Weed" Deibert, age 74, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Laurelwood Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 27, 1941 in Elkton, MD to Ruth K. McKeown Deibert and the late Foster L. Deibert, Sr. "Weed", as he was known to his friends and family, graduated from Elkton High School, and started work at the Chysler Corp. in Newark, DE, where he served for 40 years...
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Iva Jeanette Williams

January 7, 1922 - November 29, 2015

Iva Jeanette Williams, age 93, of Newark, DE passed away on November 29, 2015. She was born in Seaford, DE on January 7, 1922. Iva resided in Oak Orchard, DE and Sarasota, FL, until her husband's passing. She was active in the CHEER Center in Long Neck, DE. One of her favorite activities was dressing as a stork for friends' birthday celebrations at the CHEER center. Iva is survived by her...
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Theodore "Ted" J. Hermanns, Sr.

February 24, 1927 - November 27, 2015

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

April 2, 1957 - November 26, 2015

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

September 1, 1956 - November 24, 2015

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

December 22, 1920 - November 21, 2015

Elizabeth H. Crosson, age 94, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born in West Chester, PA on December 22, 1920 to late George and Marrinett Long Hickman. She enjoyed making quilts, sewing, playing cards, watching jeopardy and loved to dabble in crossword puzzles. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ingle, and...
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Rachel D. MacCauley Clarke

August 3, 1979 - November 21, 2015

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

September 11, 1932 - November 21, 2015

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

March 19, 1955 - November 20, 2015

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

September 5, 1934 - November 18, 2015

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

December 1, 1953 - November 18, 2015

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

October 20, 1986 - November 16, 2015

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

March 27, 1967 - November 15, 2015

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

April 11, 1945 - November 13, 2015

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

April 7, 1934 - November 12, 2015

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

November 11, 2015 - November 11, 2015

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

June 3, 1952 - November 9, 2015

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

December 9, 1926 - November 8, 2015

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

July 30, 1938 - November 8, 2015

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

February 18, 1928 - November 7, 2015

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

December 15, 1934 - November 4, 2015

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

September 13, 1930 - November 3, 2015

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

August 13, 1960 - October 29, 2015

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

December 5, 1925 - October 28, 2015

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

January 7, 1933 - October 26, 2015

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

November 30, 1942 - October 25, 2015

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

February 18, 1920 - October 22, 2015

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

May 24, 1960 - October 22, 2015

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

April 3, 1960 - October 18, 2015

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

January 15, 1934 - October 17, 2015

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

March 13, 1950 - October 10, 2015

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

January 9, 1953 - October 10, 2015

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

September 25, 1935 - October 10, 2015

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

May 16, 1980 - October 9, 2015

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

July 16, 1930 - October 8, 2015

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

April 16, 1959 - October 8, 2015

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

June 17, 1940 - October 7, 2015

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

March 14, 1939 - October 7, 2015

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

August 21, 1979 - October 7, 2015

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

April 14, 1926 - October 7, 2015

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

August 18, 1987 - October 6, 2015

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

July 4, 1923 - September 27, 2015

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

September 20, 1955 - September 26, 2015

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

May 7, 1976 - September 25, 2015

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

September 21, 1931 - September 24, 2015

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

May 20, 1947 - September 22, 2015

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

May 23, 1939 - September 20, 2015

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

October 3, 1960 - September 16, 2015

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

October 14, 1944 - September 16, 2015

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

February 20, 1933 - September 11, 2015

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

September 25, 1942 - September 8, 2015

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