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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

Alice Marie Collins DeLude

April 21, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Alice Marie Collins DeLude of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born in Bloomington, IL on April 21, 1934 to the late William Easter Collins and Eleanor T. (Bradley) Collins. Alice enjoyed puzzle books and feeding geese. She loved spending time with people, was thoughtful and was happy to give to others. Alice enjoyed attending Bible...
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Jeanne Coale Greer

July 8, 1929 - February 12, 2017

Jeanne Coale Greer, age 87, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on July 8, 1929 in Principio, MD to the late Harold Webster and Reba Bernice Thompson Coale. She attended Goldey Beacom College where she learned her secretarial skills. A civil servant her entire career, she started as a secretary at the...
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Rita D. Funk

December 29, 1954 - February 8, 2017

Rita D. Funk of Rising Sun, MD, age 62, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1954 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Dick Kellner and Helen (Firestone) Kellner. Rita was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Rising Sun Fire Company for over 40 years, an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the American Legion Post 194 and loved spending time with her...
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James Brockway Jones, "The Rev"

September 16, 1949 - February 1, 2017

Reverend James Brockway Jones (Jim), age 67 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on February 1, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1949 in Rockford, IL to the late, Hueblin Brockway Jones and Maxine (Campbell) Jones. Reverend Jim dedicated his life to serving his community. In 1976, Jim became the pastor for Leeds United Methodist Church in Elkton, MD and was transferred to Janes United Methodist...
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Richard Rich Lowe

December 18, 1933 - February 1, 2017

Richard H. Lowe, of Wilmington, DE, formally of Sarasota, FL, died peacefully at Heartland Hospice of Pike Creek, DE, at the age of 83. Richard, or "Rich", grew up in Detroit, MI, close with his dear older brother Russell. At the age of 18, Rich joined the U.S. Navy, enjoying an enlistment of 8 years, serving on several ships; his favorite, the U.S.S. Mindoro. Rich served during the Korean War...
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Jaclyn Leah Engman

September 6, 1991 - January 26, 2017

Jaclyn Leah Engman, age 25, of Newark, DE passed away January 26, 2017 at her residence. Born September 6, 1991 in Baltimore, MD, Jackie was the daughter of Ernest Douglas Westbrook and Marcia Lynn Engman. Jackie graduated from the University of Phoenix with an Associate's Degree in Elementary Education and was working towards her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wilmington. She was a...
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Martha Lee

November 7, 1941 - January 25, 2017

Martha Dean Lee, age 75 of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her family on January 25, 2017. She was born on November 7, 1941 in Wilmington, DE to the late Charles Ballance and Mildred (Ingram) Ballance. Martha is survived by her daughters: Heidi Skopowski and her husband, Peter of Newark, DE and Wendy Schuchardt and her husband, Benjamin of Langhorn, PA; and three grandsons: John, Warren,...
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Ruth L. Cox

October 24, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Ruth L. Cox, 86, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born on October 24, 1930 in Abingdon, VA, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Eliza J. (Perdue) Whiteaker. Ruth was a big fan of music and greatly enjoyed going to yard sales. She especially loved swinging on her porch and sweet treats. Ruth will be remembered for her neatness and cleanliness. She...
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Donald James Ragan III

September 28, 1987 - January 24, 2017

Donald James Ragan, III, age 29 of Elkton, MD passed away on January 24, 2017. He was born on September 28, 1987 in Newark, DE to Donald James Ragan, Jr. and Linda Lee (Benscoter) Ragan. In addition to his parents, Donald is survived by his son, Donald James Ragan, IV of Elkton, MD; brother, James "Curtis" Ragan of Newark, DE; sister, Sarah Fitzpatrick and her husband, Fred of North East, MD;...
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Martha D. Graham

November 8, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Martha Dale Graham passed on to her heavenly rest on January 22, 2017 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Mrs. Graham was the daughter of the late Marvin C. and Nora B. Dale. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Alexander P. Graham Sr. She was born in Livingston, TN on November 8, 1925. She graduated from Livingston Academy and went on to business school. ...
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Roy A. Dahmer

August 5, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Roy A. Dahmer, 88 of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, January 21, 2017. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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William Sterling Bowen, "Pete"

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2017

William Sterling Bowen, "Pete", age 92 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Conowingo, MD to the late William Bowen and Rae (Jourdan) Bowen. Pete worked in Federal Service as an engineering technician for 32 years where he started at Bainbridge and later moved on to Aberdeen Proving Ground where he retired in 1977. Pete was a 60 year member of...
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Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene

October 3, 1952 - January 9, 2017

Anna Theresa Oakes-Keene, age 64, of Rising Sun, MD passed away January 9, 2017. She was born on October 3, 1952 in Baltimore, MD to Thomas and Theresa Oakes. Services for Anna will be private.
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Raymond "Jiggy" Knox

March 27, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Raymond O. Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, January 8 2017. Born in 1932 to the late Oscar and Mae (Leslie) Knox. Ray was a graduate of Newark High School class of 1950. He served with Delaware National Guard for 41 years retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was very proud of his induction into the NCO Hall of Fame. One of Ray's other passions was his dedication to...
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Shinjiro A. Kimura

April 11, 1927 - January 8, 2017

Shinjiro Anselm Kimura, 89, of Hockessin, DE passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 after a short illness. Born April 11, 1927, Shinjiro was raised in Kyoto, Japan and received his medical degree from Kyoto University. In 1952 he immigrated to the United States to complete his training in anesthesiology. In Cleveland, OH, he met Margaret Higgins, who became his wife of 52 years, and with whom he...
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Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr.

August 17, 1948 - January 5, 2017

Anthony Gottardo Salemi, Jr., "Tony," 68, of Bel Air, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on August 17, 1948 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Gottardo Anthony and Santa Marie (Lupinetti) Salemi. Anthony was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Rossiter. Anthony worked various jobs throughout his life. He worked at Future Ford detailing cars, at Peach...
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Bernice Montgomery

November 21, 1927 - January 5, 2017

Bernice Montgomery, 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on November 21, 1927 in Lewisville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Laura I. (Stoops) Simmons. Bernice was a graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, PA. She then entered the workforce and throughout her life worked for Thiokol, Montgomery Farm Equipment, and Ag Industrial....
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Glenn Lee Smith

January 26, 1961 - January 5, 2017

Glenn Lee Smith, 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on January 26, 1961 in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of Theresa (Cruz) Burkey. Glenn worked as a pipefitter at Local 74 for many years. He greatly enjoyed time with friends, grilling and smoking food, and watching both college and professional football. His favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles...
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Betty J Foster

April 16, 1942 - January 4, 2017

Betty Jane (Baker) Foster of Elkton, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Leroy Harden Baker and Katherine Sara (Biggs) Baker. Betty found joy in doing hair, which she was able to incorporate in to her career as a beautician. She loved working around her home and being a homemaker. Betty enjoyed cooking and baking. ...
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Henry James Norton

July 8, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Henry James Norton, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE from congestive heart failure. He was born July 8, 1930, in London, England to the late Edward and Gladys Norton. Henry attended a technical trade school where he trained as a mechanical engineer in London. Henry and his family emigrated from the UK in 1967. He...
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Gaye Shields

November 20, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Gaye B. Shields of Elkton, MD, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Whitby, WV on November 20, 1928 to the late Everett Brooks Sr. and Wilma (Martin) Scarburough. Gaye worked at the Cecil County Treasury for 30 years. She was a member of the Degree of Pocahontas the women's affiliate of The Improved Order of Red Men. Gaye enjoyed shopping and collecting various...
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Barbara Carol Tramell

November 6, 1947 - January 3, 2017

Barbara Carol Tramell, age 69, of Rising Sun, died peacefully at her home in Rising Sun, MD, on January 3, 2017. Born in Jefferson, NC on November 6, 1947; she was the daughter of the late George Harrison Tramell, Jr. and Mary Jewell Tramell. Ms. Tramell is survived by her daughter, Dawn Marie Crouse and husband, Dennis, of Darlington, MD, and her son, William Edward (Eddie) Remines and wife,...
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John S. Wilds

April 29, 1924 - December 30, 2016

John S. Wilds, 92, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on April 29, 1924 in Kent County, DE, he was the son of the late Herman and Helen (Jump) Wilds. After serving two years in the Air Corps and five years in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, John entered the work force. He sold paint for PPG Industries and then...
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Marjorie E. Welch

January 6, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Marjorie E. Welch, 89, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on January 6, 1927 in Dexter, ME, she was the daughter of the late Leo B. and Edith M. (Jaquith) Gordon. Marjorie loved to cook for her family and friends, and loved to try new dishes from her immense library of cook books. She was a "people person" who was outgoing, amiable, compassionate, and...
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Edward Lawrence Mahoney

July 19, 1953 - December 27, 2016

Edward "Ed" Lawrence Mahoney of North East, MD, age 63, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016. He was born on July 19, 1953 in Elkton, MD, to the late Newton Heston Mahoney and Irene (Osenbach) Mahoney. Ed worked for J&J Concrete in Elkton, MD. He prided himself in being a hard worker. Ed was a practical joker and was a great husband and father. Ed loved spending time with his family. Ed...
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Rebecca Marks Schierbaum

October 30, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Rebecca Marks Schierbaum of Elkton, MD, age 88, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1928 in DE to the late Bernard Carmen Marks and Marie Domenique Elizabeth (Porecca) Marks. Rebecca is survived by her son, Mark Schierbaum and his companion, Bonnie Smith of Titusville, FL, daughter, Lisa Cameron and her husband, Robert of Elkton, MD, stepson, John Schierbaum and...
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Robert H. Wilson

April 30, 1952 - December 22, 2016

Robert H. Wilson of Port Deposit, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born in Cumberland, MD on April 30, 1952 to the late Chester Wilson, Sr. and Roberta (Hoffmeister) Wilson. Robert was an adamant story teller who was known for his witty repertoire and vast knowledge of fun facts and interesting tidbits. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and beagles. ...
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Raymond Ray Isaac

September 27, 1944 - December 22, 2016

Raymond "Ray" Lewis Isaac of North East, MD, age 72, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born on September 27, 1944 in Elkton, MD to Elsie (Lewis) Isaac and the late Fred Isaac. Ray was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed working with his hands and "tinkering" with his antique clocks. Ray also found pleasure in playing cards, tending his watermelon plants in his garden, and...
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Warren Anton Knutsen

January 29, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Warren Anton Knutsen, 74, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born on January 29, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Trygve Lovdal and Helen Marie (Jensen) Knutsen. Warren was very passionate about registered Holstein cows and raised them on his farm, in partnership with his brother, Bob, for over 50 years. He also served as the Director of the Mid...
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Thomas William Sellar

March 20, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Thomas William Sellar of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Thomas was born in Queens, NY on March 20, 1944 to the late James Alexander Sellar and Catherine Josephine (Zwick) Sellar. Thomas enjoyed spending time reading a good book. He also loved cooking, traveling, and taking cruises throughout the world. Thomas is survived by his two sons: Michael Sellar and...
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John C. Adams

May 25, 1955 - December 15, 2016

John Charles Adams, age 61, of North East, MD, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 after his courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 25, 1955 to the late Jack Adams and Jean (Strausser) Adams. John enjoyed camping, hunting and archery. He found great joy being in the mountains and woods, alone with nature and watching animals in their natural habitat. He was...
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Nichole Lee Cochran

March 20, 1996 - December 12, 2016

Nichole Lee Cochran, 20, of Nottingham, PA, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Born on March 20, 1996 in York, PA, she was the daughter of Scotty Lee, Sr. and Tonya Lynn (DeLong) Cochran. Nichole studied nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She greatly enjoyed fishing, reading, and caring for children. Nichole had a passion for fixing cars and riding motorcycles. She also...
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Bonnie Baitinger Shiles

October 3, 1954 - December 9, 2016

Bonnie B. Shiles, 62, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 9, 2016. Born on October 3, 1954 in Salem, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John S. Baitinger, Sr. and Joann (Scott) Brown. Bonnie graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School, in Pennsville, NJ, in 1972. She then went on to attend the Cumberland County College in Vineland,...
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Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

September 16, 1987 - December 6, 2016

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney, age 29, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1987 in Newark, DE to James Sean Sweeney and Anne-Marie (Blair) Sweeney. Michael was a graduate of Elkton High School where he played football and was in the marching band which he enjoyed for four years. He was a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Michael loved...
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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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Travis Ezell Riley, Sr.

July 12, 1944 - December 4, 2016

Travis Ezell Riley, age72, of Elkton, MD, and formerly from Alabama, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 12, 1944, in Perry County, AL, to the late Floyd and Velma Terrell Riley. A skilled and talented finish carpenter, he worked as a cabinet maker for several manufacturers over the years until his retirement. He was known as a simple man who...
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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 – 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 – 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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