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Our Obituaries

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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Frank Michael Talmo

October 18, 1960 - March 30, 2016

Frank Michael Talmo, 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away unexpectedly March 30, 2016 at his home. Born October 18, 1960 in Wilmington, DE, Frank was the son of the late John and Patricia Talmo. Frank was an engineer by trade, a skilled contractor and he was also involved in the real estate business. For the past few summers, he worked as a bouncer in Dewey at North Beach, which he really...
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Enn Kotkas

February 2, 1941 - March 29, 2016

Enn Kotkas, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born on February 2, 1941 in Tallin, Estonia, Enn was the son of the late Heiti Kotkas and Silvia Nerska. Enn loved all aspects of biology, the environment, and nature. He was a Fisheries Biologist for Normandeau Associates in Drumore, PA for many years. Enn was fascinated by science; his hobbies included fishing, birdwatching,...
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Ronald G. Smith, Jr.

September 28, 1965 - March 28, 2016

Ronald Gary Smith, Jr., 50, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly March 28, 2016 at his home. Born September 28, 1965 in Havre de Grace, MD, Ronald was the son of Ronald G. Smith, Sr. and Helen Louise (Ewing) Smith. Ronald enjoyed coaching volleyball for several schools and clubs in both Maryland and Delaware. He was a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, which he was very proud of. Ronald cherished the...
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William "Dave" Yale

November 21, 1958 - March 13, 2016

William (Dave) David Yale passed away March 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 21, 1958 in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and was 57 years old. He is survived by two loving parents, William and June Yale of Calvert, Maryland, and spoke many times of his pride in their work following God's lead; and a sister, Margaret Brown of Phoenix, Maryland. Additionally, he leaves...
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Margaret "Peggy" Sprout

May 31, 1940 - March 12, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Sprout, age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 12, 2016 surrounded by her children. A life-long resident of Rising Sun, Peggy was born on May 31, 1940, the daughter of the late, Harry J. Fox and Virginia Stephens Fox. Peggy was the fifth generation to live on her family farm. She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun....
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Ellamae "Ellie" Dugger

March 11, 2016

Ellie Dugger, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born in Freeland (Baltimore County) Maryland, Ellie was the daughter of the late James and Mae Pugh. She attended elementary school in Baltimore County and high school in Rising Sun, where she graduated, receiving awards for excelling in shorthand and typing. She worked at Bainbridge Naval Training Center as a secretary at the...
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Emily Elaine Doyle

September 20, 1939 - March 10, 2016

Emily Elaine Doyle, age 76, of North East, MD passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born on September 20, 1939 in Toronto, York County, in Canada to the late Alfred Michaels and late Muriel Grace (Ince) Michaels. She worked as an Executive Secretary for the oil industry. She is survived by her two children; son, Robert (Bob) Doyle and his companion, Lisa Johnson of Elkton, MD...
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Louise V. Jenkins

May 3, 1917 - March 4, 2016

Louise Virginia Jenkins, 98, of Luther Crest Retirement Home, Allentown, PA (formerly of Rising Sun, MD), passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4. She was preceded in death by her husbands, E. Newell Jenkins, Andrew Flowers and E. Joseph Cooney, and her son, Carl R. Cooney. Louise was born in Elkton, Virginia and lived most of her life in Rising Sun, Maryland. Her childhood years were spent on...
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Archie D. Peel

July 13, 1943 - March 3, 2016

Archie D. Peel, 72, of Newark, DE, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at his home. Born July 13, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Archie was the son of the late Archie L. and Mary Frances (McDaniel) Peel. Archie graduated from University of Delaware and was drafted into the National Guard where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Delaware Standard-Bred Owner's...
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Charles Walker Lowe

April 27, 1952 - March 3, 2016

Charles Walker Lowe, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Born on April 27, 1952 in Grundy, VA. He was employed by John Zartler, farming for most of his working career. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles sports teams. He also enjoyed fishing. Charles is survived by his children, Charles Ernest Lowe and his wife, Kelly of Leonardtown, MD and...
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Helen E. Roark

December 10, 1916 - March 2, 2016

Helen E. Roark, 99, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her home. Born on December 10, 1916, in Cecil County, MD, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Ida Rebecca (Sprout) Krauss. Helen was a member of the M.O.T. Jean Birch Senior Center in Middletown, DE and was the longest living member of Pleasant Grove United...
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Donna Marie Kennedy

April 15, 1954 - February 28, 2016

Donna Marie Kennedy, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1954 in Coatesville, PA to the late Donald Joseph and Emma Grace Pugh McFann. She was a member of Porters Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, playing the slots, watching baseball, playing volleyball, and spending time at Willow Valley feeding the ducks....
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William Buchanan III

July 6, 1936 - February 27, 2016

William "Bill" Buchanan, III, 79, of Washington, D.C., passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Sibley Hospital. Born July 6, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, Bill was the son of the late, William Buchanan, Jr. and the late Dorothy (Paul) Buchanan. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1962. He attended George Washington University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree and went...
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Ana 'Dollzinha' Hadden

September 15, 1956 - February 27, 2016

Ana Hadden (ne: Maranha) passed away suddenly at home, the evening of February 27th, after a short but intense struggle with cancer. She was 59. Her husband, Juergen Hadden, was at her side at the time. Ana was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 15, 1956. The youngest of five children, she enjoyed a special place in the hearts of her father, Alcino Maranha, and mother, Nazira Saliby...
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Betty M. Dugan

June 4, 1932 - February 27, 2016

Betty M. Dugan, age 83 of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away February 27, 2016. Born on June 4, 1932 in Elkton, Maryland, she was the daughter to the late Otis R. Monger and Ethel M. (Hanna) Monger. She was a 1949 graduate of Rising Sun High School and later attended Goldey Beacom College. She worked as a drive thru teller at the National Bank of Rising Sun and was a member of the Legion...
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Shirley Joann Hart

February 22, 1932 - February 22, 2016

Shirley J. Hart, 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully Monday, February 22, 2016. Born February 22, 1932 in Columbus, OH, Shirley was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille (Winkler) Borror. Shirley was a member of the Newark Senior Center and the Ladybug Quilting Guild โ€“ National Quilting Association. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her wonderful family, especially her...
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Mitzi Green Fields

August 7, 1952 - February 22, 2016

Mitzi O Green Fields, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016. Born on August 7, 1952 in Hopkinsville, KY, she was the daughter of late Harvey Oscar Green and Dolly Henrietta (Armstrong) Green. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School, Columbus, OH in 1970 and The Ohio State University, College of Allied Medicine in 1975. She lived in Hopkinsville, KY,...
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Josephine Latchford

September 1, 1927 - February 19, 2016

Josephine Ellul Latchford, age 88, of Newark, DE since 1978, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Josephine was born September 01, 1927 in Malta, Europe, the daughter of the late Michael and M. Anne (Caruana) Ellul. She married Francis Alessandro who preceded her in death in 1946. She then remarried Thomas G. Latchford, Sr., who preceded...
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Susan A Hall

September 21, 1952 - February 17, 2016

Susan A. Hall, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2016. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 21, 1952. Susan was employed by W. L. Gore & Associates for over 30 years. Her biggest passion in life was sailing. Susan is survived by her son, Bobby Joe Hall; brothers, William D. Hall and Charles Hall; sister, Beverly Foth; and numerous nieces and nephews. ...
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Susan Mary Console

September 4, 1966 - February 15, 2016

Susan Mary Console, 49, of North East, MD, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at her home. Born September 4, 1966 in Hammond, IN, Susan was the daughter of Philip Michael and MaryAnn (Volkmann) Console. Susan graduated from Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE, Class of '84. She was a member of the High Honors Society of SNHU where she was working to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources...
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Bernard Russell Cundiff, Jr.

November 25, 1939 - February 14, 2016

Bernard Russell Cundiff, Jr., age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1939 in Bedford, VA to the late Bernard Russell, Sr. and Gaynelle (Fulton) Cundiff. He was a truck driver, delivering gas for Sunoco for many years until his retirement. He served as member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, where he was a life member. He...
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Roy Keith Whiting, M.D.; C.M.

February 8, 1929 - February 11, 2016

R. Keith Whiting, M.D. of North East, MD, age 87, died February 11, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. He was the son of Harry S. Whiting and Marjorie Frater (Scott) Whiting both deceased of Middletown, CT. Keith was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario. He grew up in Middletown, CT and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Wesleyan University in Middletown. He then went to...
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Wayne P. Faust

August 11, 1959 - February 10, 2016

Wayne P. Faust, age 56, of Oxford, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Born on August 11, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a self-employed HVAC contractor and owner of Expert Heating and Air. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.). He was a known genealogist and also a true adventurer, loving all things outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie...
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Dorothy Iris Benjamin

September 25, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Dorothy Iris Benjamin, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1926 in Floyd County, VA. She was precedent in death by her father Chester Houchins, mother Cathlean Houchins Sutphin and stepfather Custis Sutphin. She was the co-owner and operator of Benjamin's Store in Rising Sun for over 60 years, to which she devoted her life,...
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James Clarence Horney, Jr.

November 4, 1938 - February 4, 2016

James Clarence Horney, Jr., 77, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Baltimore, passed away February 4, 2016. Born November 4, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, James was the son of the late James Clarence Horney, Sr. and the late Alice Elizabeth (Fousek) Horney. James worked at Burgers Erectors, Inc. as a sheet metal mechanic for 52 years where he retired in 2000 but he continued to work with them as needed....
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Esley "Hot Rod" Roop

December 1, 1951 - February 4, 2016

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

November 8, 1948 - February 3, 2016

Loretta "GAIL" Wilson, age 67, of Elkton, MD passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 surrounded by friends and family. She was a daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Verna Griffith. Gail is survived by her husband, James T. Wilson, and children Donna Tenney and her husband Bill McIlvaine, Elaine Crabtree, Andy Parrett and his wife Rhonda Parrett, Jamie Wilson and Sherina Llagas,...
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Julian Wallace Rittenhouse

April 15, 1928 - February 2, 2016

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

July 22, 1936 - January 27, 2016

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

July 9, 1933 - January 26, 2016

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

December 21, 1922 - January 26, 2016

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

June 5, 1973 - January 23, 2016

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

November 28, 1939 - January 17, 2016

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

July 15, 1918 - January 15, 2016

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