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R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

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

Ronald Doc Smith

September 14, 1941 - December 6, 2016

Ronald "Doc" Smith, 75, of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home peacefully on December 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by loving family and his pets, Mousse, Debi, and Maggie. Doc was born in Port Chester, NY on September 14, 1941 and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a US Navy Corpsman with the US Marines. He was an expert in World War II aircraft, loved...
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Brandy Idabell Little

November 20, 1983 - December 5, 2016

Brandy Idabell Little, age 33 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly on December 5, 2016. She was born on November 20, 1983, in Havre De Grace, MD to David and Annette Little. Brandy is survived by her two children David Little, age 11, and Bradon Wade, age 4. Both of the boys live with their grandparents in Rising Sun. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Mussleman of Darlington, MD;...
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Vada Mae Yount

September 3, 1920 - December 5, 2016

Vada Mae Yount, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on December 5, 2016. Born in Summerville, PA on September 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Irene (Shields) Brosius. Vada was a graduate of Summerville High School and later graduated from Clarion State Teachers College. Her teaching career began at the Junior/Senior High School in Verona, PA where she met and later...
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Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD.

July 13, 1973 - November 30, 2016

Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD of Churchville, MD, age 43, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 13, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Henry Wayne Benjamin and Norma Combs Benjamin. Tracey graduated as valedictorian from the Rising Sun High School Class of '91, and continued her education at University of Maryland Baltimore County...
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James Milton Ross

April 3, 1933 - November 28, 2016

James Milton Ross, age 83, of Newark, DE; formerly of Conway, AR, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born on April 3, 1933 in Detroit, MI to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene (Anderson) Ross. James is survived by his two daughters: Katherine Ross and Carrie Lee Bottarini and her husband, John; three sons: Tommy Ross and his wife, Valerie, Jim Ross, and John Ross and...
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Roberta P. Bullen

August 21, 1926 - November 26, 2016

Roberta P. Bullen, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was born on August 21, 1926 in Burdine, KY to the late John Auther Plummer and Clara (Bellomy) Plummer. Roberta was the past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and she volunteered at Perry Point Hospital in Perryville, MD for 30 years. She was a proud member of the St. Rose of Lima Church. Roberta...
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Bonnie Gale Page

February 2, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Bonnie Gale Page, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1935 in Otsego, WV to the late Alva Sizemore and Hazel (Stoneman) Sizemore. Bonnie enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her most cherished time was spent with her family and beloved grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her four sons: John Michael...
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Virginia Kent Stoddard

April 7, 1922 - November 21, 2016

Virginia Kent Stoddard, age 94, of Townsend, DE passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born April 7, 1922 in Elmville, CT to the late George W. Kent and Ada Mae (Dawson) Kent. Virginia was an Executive Secretary for an insurance firm in Miami, FL until her retirement. She loved reading, playing cards and being surrounded by her family. Virginia loved spending time at the beach,...
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Francis P. Urbaniak

August 15, 1926 - November 21, 2016

Francis P. Urbaniak, 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016. Born on August 15, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Stephen and Ida (Michalak) Urbaniak. Francis worked as a barber at Barrow's Barber Shop, located on Main Street in Newark, DE, where he retired in 1973. He then went on to work at Glasgow High School in Newark, DE as a custodian until 1991....
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James "Duffy" Heath, Sr.

May 31, 1937 - November 18, 2016

James "Duffy" A. Heath, Sr., 79, of Elkton, MD, passed away on November 18, 2016. Born on May 31, 1937 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Dorothy Reynolds Heath. Duffy was a 1955 graduate of Elkton High School. As a young man, he worked as a pin setter at the bowling alley for seven cents a game. He was a well-known auto body man who worked for various body shops in the...
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Nona May Weaver

December 16, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Nona May Weaver, age 76 of Peach Bottom, PA, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016. She was born on December 16, 1939 in Darlington, MD to the late, Ronald W. Atwood and Lois (Church) Atwood. Nona was a member of Porter's Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Nona had a passion for gardening and loved flowers. Nona is survived by her husband,...
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Doris A. Smith

June 6, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Doris "Grammie D" Cobb Smith died peacefully at home on November 17, 2016 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 77. Born on June 6, 1939 in Natick, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Beryl Cobb. Doris graduated in 1958 from King Philip Regional High School. She then went to work at AT&T Telephone Company before continuing on as a Tupperware dealer for 44 years, and then working at...
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Peggy Lucille Gilley

March 7, 1942 - November 15, 2016

Peggy Lucille Gilley of Colora, MD, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born on March 7, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to the late Edward L. Carter and Agnes P. (Bridgeman) Carter. Peggy attended Gateway Baptist Church. She liked to crochet, was very tech savvy and enjoyed Facebook and playing games on her laptop. Peggy loved to travel in her RV, and spending time with her...
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Timothy Tyler Chase

October 3, 1971 - November 14, 2016

Timothy T. Chase, 45, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on November 14, 2016. Born on October 3, 1971 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Ann B. and the late Allen K. Chase. Tim owned and operated his own small lawn and landscaping business. He loved being in the outdoors, especially while walking his Labrador dogs. He also enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and canoeing in Maine and jet skiing on the...
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Nicholas Elijah Marston

July 12, 1995 - November 14, 2016

Nicholas Elijah Marston of Middletown, DE, age 21, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. Nicholas attended Gunning Bedford Middle School and then Delcastle Technical High School. He enjoyed sports and participated in soccer, lacrosse and wrestling. Nicholas loved music and art. He found his greatest joy in spending time with his family and friends. Nicholas is survived by his father,...
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Donna Lee Holbrook

July 25, 1945 - November 13, 2016

Donna Lee Holbrook, 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born on July 25, 1945 in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Royal Shorter and Stella (Pedigo) West. Donna retired from Terumo Medical as a chemical tech in 2004. She then went on to work for Sues Restaurant in Rising Sun and worked part time for Sun Pharmacy. Donna enjoyed travelling...
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Jean Bradley Wilson

March 29, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Jean Bradley Wilson was called home to be with her Lord on November 13, 2016. Born in Canonsburg, PA to Frank D. and Alverta M Bradley, Jean spent her early childhood near Centerville, VA with her beloved maternal grandparents Minor A. and Elizabeth C. Shull. A graduate of Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, she worked for Du Pont Company for 25 years, retiring in 1991. Jean believed in giving...
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William Richard Coleman

November 14, 1926 - November 11, 2016

William Richard Coleman, age 89, of Newark, DE peacefully went to be with the Lord on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1926 in Person County, North Carolina to the late, William Harrison Coleman and Olvie Blanche (Ellington) Coleman. William served in both the U.S. Navy and Army; he was a WWII veteran and U.S. Army retiree. He also...
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Donna Ham

February 22, 1958 - November 11, 2016

Donna May Ham, age 58, of Nottingham, PA, passed away peacefully November 11, 2016. Born February 22, 1958 to the late Billy Evans and Jennie (McCoury) Evans. Donna was a homemaker that enjoyed jewelry, shopping, and found her greatest joy in being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Donna is survived by her husband of 36 years, Donald Ham; her children: Stephanie Brown of...
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William Cloud Gheen

October 22, 1942 - November 7, 2016

William Cloud Gheen, age 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away November 7, 2016. Born October 22, 1942 in Chatham, PA, Bill was the son of the late William Goodwin Gheen and Cynthia Dora (Cloud) Gheen. Bill enjoyed fixing old lawn mowers, traveling to the Outer Banks with his wife, Darlene and spending time with his friends. Bill is survived by his son, Russ Gheen and his wife, Tracey and his two...
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Donald "Donny" Crothers

April 20, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Donald "Donny" C. Crothers, 66, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Mary Alice (Brown) Crothers and the late Alfred Thompson Crothers, Jr. Donny was the owner and operator of a dairy farm, called Long Green Farms, in Rising Sun, MD, which has been in the Crothers Family for over 250...
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Bernice May Harris

May 24, 1928 - October 29, 2016

Bernice May Harris, age 88, recently of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Bernice was born on May 24, 1928 in North Branch, Michigan to the late Basil McInally and Mabel (Stewart) McInally. She was a lifelong resident of North Branch, Lapeer County Michigan until her retirement and she and her husband moved to Zephyrhills, Florida in 1989. Bernice worked for 30+...
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John Jack Terrell

April 7, 1933 - October 25, 2016

John Hasson "Jack" Terrell, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He was born April 7, 1933 in Chester, PA to the late William H. Terrell and Josephine Leone (Rodebaugh) Terrell. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, between 1952 and 1953. He was a member of the Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Associate, VFW post #8276 in Delmar, MD and the...
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Karen Lynn Gough

April 10, 1958 - October 24, 2016

Karen Lynn Gough, 58, of North East, MD passed away of natural causes on Monday, October 24, 2016 at her home. Born April 10, 1958 in Havre de Grace, MD, Karen was the daughter of the late Johnny Gilbert Lough and the late June Lee (Thompson) Lough. Karen dedicated her life to helping others overcome addiction. For the last 12 years, she worked at the Ashley Addiction Treatment Center,...
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Joshua Raymond Miller

September 27, 1983 - October 22, 2016

Joshua Raymond Miller, 33, of Jarrettsville, MD, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2016 at his home. Born on September 27, 1983 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Deborah Lynn Schwinzer and the late Raymond Lee Miller. Joshua was an avid woodworker. He greatly enjoyed building birdhouses, benches, shelves, and various other items. In addition to his mother and her husband, Herb...
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Wessels S. Pusey

August 26, 1916 - October 20, 2016

Wessels "Wes" S. Pusey, 100, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016. He was born on August 26, 1916 in Colora, MD to the late Howard and Bessie (Meloney) Pusey. Wes is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Georgia P. Pusey. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
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Audrey Clerihue Barnard

March 27, 1922 - October 19, 2016

Audrey Rae Clerihue was born March 27, 1922 in Charleroi, PA, the third daughter of Letitia Morris Clerihue and Charles Hamilton Clerihue. She lived in Ohio and Pennsylvania before the family moved to Cumberland, Maryland, where she met George W. Barnard at Allegany High School. They married in 1941 while he was a student at University of Maryland. Over the years they lived in Baltimore and...
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Howell Buddy Stewart

April 13, 1933 - October 16, 2016

Howell Ray "Buddy" Stewart, 83, of Perryville, MD passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Buddy was born on April 13, 1933 in Hanceville, AL to the late Lonnie Wilburn Stewart and Tera Lee (Anderson) Stewart. Buddy was a proud member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist church since 1983. He had a lifelong career in heating and air conditioning and owned 3 different heating and air conditioning...
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Mary Crossan

July 23, 1937 - October 16, 2016

Mary Katherine Crossan, 79, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016 at her home. Born July 23, 1937 in Wilmington, DE, Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas Austin Rees and the late Meriam (Almon) Rees. Mary worked at W. L. Gore as a production worker where she retired in 2002. She enjoyed watching the Philadelphia sports teams โ€“ the Eagles, Phillies, and the...
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William E. "Wes" Startt

August 26, 1962 - October 15, 2016

William E. "Wes" Startt, 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016. Born on August 26, 1962 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of William "Bill" and Edith "Sue" (Onizuk) Startt. Wes helped everyone he could. He enjoyed painting, especially angel statues and pictures of the Blessed Mother. Wes also loved being outdoors, working in the yard, and flower gardening. His greatest joy...
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Violet Shirley Powers

May 1, 1923 - October 14, 2016

Violet Shirley Powers, "Shirley", age 93 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 14, 2016. She was born on May 1, 1923 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late, Austin Green Roberts and Gertrude Dellafare (Gamble) Roberts. Shirley proudly served her country as W.O.W girl at Triumph Power Plant in Elkton, MD during WWII. She was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking,...
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Howard F. Delp, Sr., "Chief"

October 31, 1933 - October 12, 2016

Howard F. Delp, Sr. "Chief", age 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Rising Sun, MD. He was born on October 31, 1933 in Piney Creek, NC, to the late D. Luther Delp and the late Virginia Blanche (Billings) Delp. Howard owned and operated Sun Electric Company with his business partner, Harvey Coale. He served on the Board of...
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Dale Thomas Pennington

October 10, 1955 - October 1, 2016

Dale Thomas Pennington, 60, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016. Born October 10, 1955 in Salem County, New Jersey, Dale was the son of Helen Joan (Tolson) Pennington and the late Robert L. Pennington. Dale loved fishing and playing pool. He enjoyed working on anything mechanical especially fixing cars. Dale was the kindest man you'd ever meet and would give you the shirt...
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Thomas John Leister, Jr.

April 30, 1995 - September 30, 2016

Thomas John Leister, Jr., born April 30th 1995 in Coatesville, PA, passed away peacefully September 30th 2016. Tommy went to North East High School and Rising Sun High School. Everyone who knew Tommy loved him. He never let things keep him down and saw the good in all. Tommy loved to work with his hands; he was great with origami. Tommy worked as a drywall finisher and Maintenance Man at Stony...
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Andree Van Dyke

March 5, 1926 - September 20, 2016

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

January 17, 1934 - September 16, 2016

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

November 27, 1934 - September 14, 2016

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

November 29, 1934 - September 13, 2016

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

January 4, 1939 - September 11, 2016

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

March 21, 1929 - September 3, 2016

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

November 25, 1989 - September 3, 2016

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

May 29, 1971 - September 2, 2016

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

February 1, 1936 - September 2, 2016

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

March 25, 1932 - August 29, 2016

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

July 2, 1960 - August 28, 2016

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

July 8, 1948 - August 25, 2016

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

September 26, 1927 - August 25, 2016

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

December 12, 1944 - August 23, 2016

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

August 9, 1933 - August 21, 2016

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

October 7, 1966 - August 18, 2016

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

October 25, 1947 - August 17, 2016

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

March 1, 1946 - August 11, 2016

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

December 2, 1935 - August 10, 2016

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

July 8, 1920 - August 6, 2016

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

June 9, 1971 - August 6, 2016

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

March 2, 1934 - August 6, 2016

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

November 7, 1958 - August 5, 2016

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

August 6, 1938 - August 2, 2016

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

August 24, 1940 - August 2, 2016

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

September 6, 1955 - August 1, 2016

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

July 23, 1932 - July 29, 2016

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

February 19, 1963 - July 29, 2016

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

April 26, 1932 - July 29, 2016

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

September 30, 1960 - July 28, 2016

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

October 14, 1954 - July 26, 2016

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

November 24, 1945 - July 24, 2016

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

January 19, 1942 - July 23, 2016

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

September 6, 1966 - July 20, 2016

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

December 12, 1948 - July 20, 2016

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

January 16, 1918 - July 16, 2016

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

May 22, 1945 - July 8, 2016

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

September 10, 1941 - July 6, 2016

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

January 26, 1944 - July 4, 2016

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

September 22, 1957 - July 4, 2016

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

April 6, 1938 - July 3, 2016

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

November 1, 1931 - June 30, 2016

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

March 2, 1950 - June 26, 2016

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

October 21, 1928 - June 24, 2016

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

July 28, 1998 - June 24, 2016

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

February 22, 1917 - June 22, 2016

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

November 13, 1932 - June 16, 2016

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

June 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

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

February 28, 1940 - June 7, 2016

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

June 18, 1938 - May 31, 2016

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

August 15, 1941 - May 31, 2016

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

July 18, 1955 - May 30, 2016

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

May 9, 1931 - May 28, 2016

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

October 6, 1959 - May 28, 2016

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

June 9, 1922 - May 26, 2016

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

March 13, 1954 - May 20, 2016

Robin Ann Naylor, age 62, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on, May 20, 2016. She was born on March 13, 1954 in Somerville, NJ to the late William F. and Anne R. (Pickell) Naylor. Robin was a very happy woman who was truly an inspiration to those around her. She "loved to give love, get love, and she was damn good at it." Robin is survived by her brother,...
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James Clayton McGarvey

August 26, 1942 - May 18, 2016

James Clayton McGarvey, age 73, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on May 18, 2016. Born on August 26, 1942 in Kittanning, PA to the late, Alexander Clayton McGarvey and Roseanne (Bowser) McGarvey. James taught in both Cecil and Kent County Public Schools. He also coached football in Rising Sun, MD. James is survived by his wife, Sara (Sally) McGarvey; son, Eric McGarvey and wife, Michelle...
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Corey Anthony Lang

July 24, 1988 - May 12, 2016

Corey Anthony Lang, age 27, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Born on July 24, 1988 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Dee Oleo Watson. He is survived by his mother, Dee Watson and his stepfather, Joseph Watson, of Rising Sun, MD; his sons, Nico Oleo, and Cylus Oleo; a brother, James Watson; sisters, Christa Lang, Stephanie Watson, and Wendy Watson...
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John Bartlett Lanigan

October 8, 1945 - May 4, 2016

John Bartlett Lanigan, Jr., an accomplished safety professional and avid photographer, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after battling brain cancer for five months. Known by many as the "safety man" John spent the last 25 years committed to educating, training, and ensuring safe work environments for trade and craft workers throughout the Baltimore-Washington DC metro area. John began his career...
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Alex J. Evans

October 3, 1954 - May 2, 2016

Alex J. Evans, 61, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2016. Born October 3, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Alex was the son of the late Samuel and Katherine (Homza) Evans. Alex enjoyed fishing and boating. He was an animal lover with a special place in his heart for dogs and horses. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. Alex is survived by his two daughters,...
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Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene"

March 15, 1931 - April 22, 2016

Charles Eugene Cox, "Gene", age 85 passed away on April 22, 2016 in Elkton, MD. He was born on March 15, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late, George Walker Cox and Virgie Ella (Ridinger) Cox. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service at Perry Point, he then worked alongside of...
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Marvin R. Janney, Sr.

January 20, 1930 - April 18, 2016

Marvin R. Janney, Sr., 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2016. Born January 20, 1930 in Virginia, Marvin was the son of the late Brown and Rosie (Harrington) Janney. Marvin worked as a self-employed logger throughout his life. He was a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church and was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. Marvin will be dearly missed by his family and...
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James "Jim" Paul Belay

January 19, 1946 - April 11, 2016

James P. Belay, 70, of Rising Sun, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Christiana Hospital. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda (Ross) Belay; son Wade Belay and his wife Ginny; daughter, Sha Peterson; and 5 grandchildren; Nick and Grace Belay, and Haley, Kayla, and McKenna Peterson, his sister Carol Briggs and her husband Mike, special cousins Art...
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JoAnn Kennedy

February 22, 1941 - April 7, 2016

JoAnn Kennedy, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on April 7, 2016. She was born on February 22, 1941 in Jonesville, NC to the late, Lucille (Myers) Sexton. JoAnn was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Calvert Manor Nursing Home and Cecil County Public Schools as a cafeteria worker. JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, and...
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William "Bill" C. Worthington

April 17, 1952 - April 4, 2016

William "Bill" C. Worthington, 63, of Elkton, MD passed away after a long illness Monday, April 4, 2016. Born April 17, 1952 in Pennsylvania, Bill was the son of the late Arthur "Bill" Worthington and Charlotte Ella (Lincoln) Worthington. He was a registered nurse for many years at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. He owned and operated Kiddie Academy of Foulkstone in...
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Earl Wayne Bowser

September 10, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Earl Wayne Bowser, 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on April 02, 2016. Born September 10, 1942 in Newark, DE, Earl was the son of the late Chester B. Bowser and Evelyn E. (Sollenberger) Gill. Earl was an avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagle football fan. He greatly enjoyed hand held computer games, but his most cherished time was spent with his granddaughters...
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