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

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

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

Our pledge to you is you and your family will receive highly personalized services delivered with unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect. Feel free to call us anytime for a tour, for prearrangements or final arrangements. We are here for you.

Our Obituaries

Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr.

October 16, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr., age 89, went home to be with our Lord at 7:55 p.m. on April 27, 2017. Born on October 16, 1927 in Conowingo, MD, he was the son of the late, James and Gracie Coulter. Henry served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He lived most of his life in Rising Sun, MD and worked as a geodetic technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground until he retired...
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Mary Lou Benjamin

March 29, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Mary Lou Benjamin, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 27, 2017. Mary Lou was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 1940 to the late Wilson N. Brown and Louise E. Brown. Mary Lou worked for 23 years as the clerk treasurer for the Town of Rising Sun. She traveled all around the country square dancing and enjoyed scrapbooking. Ed and Mary Lou volunteered as camp hosts for Hungry...
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Providenza Prudie Hansen

October 13, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Providenza "Prudie" M. Hansen, of Newark, Delaware passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 13, 1927, to the late Samuel and Eva (Aiello) Minore who were both registered pharmacists with the State of Michigan. Prudie attended grade and high schools in the Detroit area. She continued on to graduate with a teaching degree in 1952 from Mercy...
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Gordon W Henderson

December 14, 1941 - April 21, 2017

Gordon W. Henderson, "Bill" age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late, Vick W. Henderson and Vina Irene (Moore) Henderson. Gordon worked as an Internal Revenue Service Agent for the government. He served in the US Army for 12 years where he toured in the Vietnam War. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 194...
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Manly Martin Pierce

April 16, 1942 - April 18, 2017

Manly Martin Pierce of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Jake Pierce and Lora (Abrams) Pierce. Manly worked for 31 years at General Motors. During that time he was also a union representative for General Motors. Manly was a Little League commissioner in Rising Sun. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking,...
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William "Bill" Charles Kaelin, Sr.

November 14, 1965 - April 16, 2017

William Charles Kaelin "Bill," age 51, of Port Deposit passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA to Helene Kaelin (Herold) and the late Robert Kaelin. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194, as well as a Veteran of the Army Reserves and Air Force. Bill worked for CSX on the railroads for over 16 years. His most recent position was as a Safety Inspector...
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Eileen F. Cleaves

March 25, 1924 - April 12, 2017

Eileen F. Cleaves, of Willow Valley Manor in Lancaster, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, departed this life on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Arbor View Health Center. Eileen was a resident of Willow Valley Manor since 2004, moving from Newark, DE with her loving husband, H. DuVal Cleaves, who passed away in 2015. Eileen retired from Curtis Paper Mill in Newark, DE, where she worked for more than forty...
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Michael Philip Jepsen

September 20, 1963 - April 12, 2017

Michael Philip Jepsen, age 53, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 12, 2017. Michael was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 20, 1963. Michael grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark where he was a chef in the hotel industry. In 1997 he moved to the United States and continued working as a chef at the Fair Hill Inn in Fair Hill, MD. Michael studied at Harvard University and received his...
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Gloria M. Feliciano

November 15, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Gloria M. Feliciano, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born on November 15, 1935 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Gloria was the daughter of the late Salvador Feliciano and the late Ezequiela Morales. Gloria was an amazing and talented gardener. She worked in the floral industry her entire life and it was truly her passion. She was a kind, gentle, and humble...
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John W Weber

April 3, 1951 - April 11, 2017

John W. Weber, 66, of Newark, passed away with his youngest sister at his bedside at Christiana Hospital on April 11th after a brave battle with cancer. John began his work career at Wilmington Dry Goods where he progressed to Store Manager. After his retail career ended, John began working at the Chrysler Corporation where he retired after 30 years of service. John was a proud man with a great...
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Clara Hoskins Larsen

September 3, 1920 - April 10, 2017

Clara Hoskins Larsen of Lancaster, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on April 10th, 2017 at the age of ninety-six. Clara was born on her family farm in Warren County, Virginia on September 3rd, 1920 to Mary Olive Hoskins and Harry Rhodes Hoskins. She attended the one room Rockland School and later graduated from Warren County High School. Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C...
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Wayne Clarence Goodman

November 24, 1925 - April 5, 2017

Wayne Clarence Goodman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Born November 24, 1925 in Baldwin, NC, Wayne was the son of the late William Russell Goodman and Clemmie Louisa (Friesland) Goodman. Wayne proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII where he was stationed in central Europe. He walked Biggs Highway every day for more than twenty years with his...
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Catherine Mary Hinderer

August 11, 1933 - April 3, 2017

Catherine M. Hinderer, 83 of Newark, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017 at Heartland Hospice surrounded by family. Catherine was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Mary (Campbell) and Edward F. Begley. In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Hinderer and son, Ronald J. Hinderer, brother: James Begley, Bernie Begley and sister, Delores Clark...
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Debra Susan McGlothlin

January 31, 1955 - April 2, 2017

Debra "Susan" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 62, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born on January 31, 1955 in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD to Carol "Jean" (Reeves) McGlothlin and the late Warren Hassel McGlothlin. Susan enjoyed traveling throughout the world. She restored the Sears & Roebuck House where she resided until her passing. Susan worked for the Federal Government for over...
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John Wesley McCloud II

April 13, 1942 - March 30, 2017

John Wesley McCloud, II, age 74, of Elkton, MD passed away after a short bout with an aggressive brain tumor on March 30, 2017, surrounded by his family. John was born in Seminole, OK on April 13, 1942 to the late Charles Wesley McCloud and Okla Geneva (McGehee) McCloud. John was a 1960 graduate of Newark High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Delaware, where he obtained a...
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Patricia Ann Rose

July 14, 1946 - March 28, 2017

Patricia Ann Rose, age 70, of Conowingo, MD formally of Joppatowne, MD passed away on March 28, 2017. Patricia was born on July 14, 1946 in Camden, NJ to William Forrest and Dorothy Isabell Thomas. Patricia was a devoted homemaker, her home was the central meeting place for the family. Her "Girls Night In" consisted of four generations getting together enjoying each other. Patricia loved...
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Robert E. "Bob" Cecil

May 22, 1964 - March 28, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Cecil, age 52, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 28, 2017. Bob was born on May 22, 1964 in Wilmington, DE. Bob was called "Superman" by many. He was a graduate of the Class of 1983, Rising Sun High School. Bob was on the wrestling team where he excelled as one of their top wrestlers. He was a very talented cartoonist, one of his cartoon characters was the Rising Sun...
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Billie June Edwards

October 30, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Billie June Edwards, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 of natural causes. Born on October 30, 1938 in Moody, TX, she was the daughter of the late Duke and Eva Mae (Denny) Cordell. Billie worked for many years as a waitress in both the York, PA and North East, MD areas. After much hard work, she opened Billie's Chuck Wagon Restaurant in North East, MD, operating...
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Oscar Lee Gude

March 1, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Oscar Lee Gude, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 26, 2017. Born on March 1, 1959 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Lucille (Wood) Gude and the late Leroy Gude. Oscar was a 1977 graduate of Elkton High School, where he excelled at track and basketball, winning many awards. He was a dedicated truck driver for over 20 years, driving for H.R. Ewell, Inc. of East Earl, PA. He worked long hours...
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Hazel Virginia Janney

March 11, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Hazel Virginia Janney, age 70, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1947, in Conowingo, MD to the late Paul and Jane Mac Cauley Eldreth. She was a homemaker who babysat every one of her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed baseball and was...
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Shirley E. Deppish

August 11, 1943 - March 26, 2017

Shirley E. Deppish of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Harry and Margaret McGonigal. Shirley was a retired PCO Dispatcher for the police department. In her free time, she loved to be outside and enjoyed gardening. Shirley had a particular liking for football and NASCAR. She was an avid New England Patriots fan...
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Christopher James MacDonald

January 13, 1975 - March 25, 2017

Christopher James MacDonald, "Chris" age 42 of Newark, DE passed away on March 25, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1975 in Elkton, MD to James Kenneth MacDonald and Rosemarie Blevins (Hoffman). Chris worked for a security firm and was recently promoted to Supervisor. In his earlier years, Chris rode horses and recently expressed an interest in getting back into the sport. He was a movie...
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Norma L Knox

April 24, 1936 - March 23, 2017

Norma Lee Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born in 1936 to the late Walter and Edna (French) Foraker. Norma was a graduate of Newark High School Class of 1954. She was a homemaker prior to pursuing a career with the Christina School District as a baker and eventually a manager of several elementary school cafeterias. Norma was dedicated to the Firefighters...
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John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

March 27, 1918 - March 19, 2017

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr., 98, formerly of Smyrna, died March 19 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility, Dover, Del., after an extended period of declining health. At the time of his passing, John was believed to be the oldest resident living at Brookdale. Born March 27, 1918, in Newark, Del., he was the son of the late John S. and Mabel G. Hopkins of Newark, Del. He also is preceded in death by...
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William "Bill" Brooks

March 20, 1938 - March 19, 2017

William "Bill" C. Brooks, Jr. of Dover, DE, age 78, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1938 to the late William C. Brooks, Sr. and Madge Sybil (Steele) Brooks. Bill was born and raised in Bluefield, WV. He married Ava R. Evans on November 2, 1955 and moved to Wilmington, DE. Upon moving to Delaware, Bill worked for Electric Hose. He then went on to work for Diamond...
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Wilma R. Lilley

April 30, 1927 - March 17, 2017

Wilma R. Lilley of Dover, DE, age 89, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Menfro, MO on April 30, 1927 to the late William Carl Richter and Freida (Kieninger) Richter. Wilma was a member of Newark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening in her vegetable and flower gardens. Wilma found her greatest joy in spending time with her beloved family. Wilma is survived by her...
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Patricia "Patti" Alderson

April 5, 1940 - March 16, 2017

Carol and I are sorry to announce that our mother, Patricia Chandler Alderson has passed away at age seventy-six and has joined our father. Patti, Mom, or Grammy was most at home on the beaches of Ocean City, Fenwick and Bethany. Heaven is sure to have a beach and ocean as beautiful as those for her to enjoy. Patricia spent her childhood on the beach at Sixth Street training lifeguards,...
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Janice Lee Persons

December 3, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Janice Lee Persons of Rising Sun, MD passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 67. She was born December 3, 1949 in Buffalo, NY to Leroy Beilein and Helen (Phillips) Beilein. Janice graduated from Elmira College, going on to work as a Laboratory Technologist at Union Hospital and later worked for Siemens. She was a proud member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Janice...
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Phyllis Anne Johnson

June 16, 1933 - March 12, 2017

Phyllis Anne Johnson of North East, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Hackensack, NJ on June 16, 1933 to the late Milton W. DeNure and Evelyn Blanch (Hubschmitt) DeNure. Phyllis was a homemaker that later worked as a housekeeper at the Comfort Inn in Perryville, MD. She loved drawing and crafting, growing flowers and other plants, and watching the birds. Phyllis...
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Lisa Dawn Rausch

April 3, 1971 - March 10, 2017

Lisa Dawn Rausch of Rising Sun, MD, age 45, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 3, 1971 to the late William Joseph Rausch, Sr. and Patricia Jane (Soash) Rausch. Lisa was fond of traveling on her vacations. She enjoyed helping others. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; including family game nights, watching Alisha play softball and...
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Eleanor Mae Hrubesh

December 25, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Eleanor Mae Hrubesh of Port Deposit, MD, age 85, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born on December 25, 1931 in Port Deposit, MD to the late William Thomas Duff, Sr., and Ruth Elizabeth (Felpel) Duff. Eleanor loved music, dancing, spending time with her family and friends and sitting by the Susquehanna River. During her life, Eleanor thrived on balancing...
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Vanessa L. Hennessey

August 7, 1959 - March 9, 2017

Vanessa L. Hennessey, age 57 of North East, MD went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1959 in Havre de Grace, MD to Doris (Lewis) Deel and the late, Wilmer W. Dalton. Vanessa was a Baptist and had a number of hobbies. She was very tech savvy and loved playing computer games. She collected Garfield memorabilia and she enjoyed shopping whether that be in stores or...
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Arthur C. Snyder

March 12, 1920 - March 9, 2017

Arthur C. Snyder, 96, of Rising Sun, MD, went to be with his Lord on March 9, 2017. He was born on March 12, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Arthur Snyder and Elsie C. (Longstreet) Snyder. Arthur's life was dairy farming but his love was his family. He faithfully served his Savior and his church and was a man of prayer. He enjoyed the simple things of life, a beautiful sunset, a nice...
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Richard L. Goodie

June 6, 1931 - March 5, 2017

Richard L. Goodie of Rising Sun, MD, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on June 6, 1931 to the late William Clarence Goodie and Florence Louise (Wright) Goodie. Richard was a Sargent in the United States Army serving in the Korean War. When he returned home, he dedicated his life to funeral service and was an active licensed funeral director for over...
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Peter Dirk Eggink

August 22, 1949 - March 5, 2017

Peter Dirk Eggink, 67, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 5, 2017. Born on August 22, 1949 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Jack and Lyn Eggink. Peter served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era – serving in the Atlantic Theatre, taught in the New Castle County public schools, and worked for DuPont Nemours for over 32 years. Peter was a...
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Doris VanDyke

October 15, 1924 - March 3, 2017

Doris VanDyke, 92, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 15, 1924 in Lansing, NC, she was the daughter of the late William and Lona (Miller) Keys. Doris was a homemaker and loved being with her family. She greatly enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, especially with her Zinnia's. Doris is survived by her...
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John Christopher "Chris" Abel

December 13, 1972 - March 3, 2017

John Christopher Abel, 44, of North East, MD, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital, DE. Chris was born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 13, 1972 and is the beloved son of Janice Eggers-Abel and John Abel IV. Chris loved life with exuberance and joy. He freely gave love to all around him. He enjoyed going to school in Perryville in his younger days...
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Timothy J. Wagner

April 28, 1972 - March 2, 2017

Timothy J. Wagner, 44, peacefully entered his eternal home on March 2, 2017. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD. Tim was the son of Emma Wagner and the late Dan Wagner, Sr. of Conowingo, MD. Timothy is survived by his mother, Emma Wagner, and three brother: Tom Wagner and his wife, Sondra, Steve Wagner, and Dan Wagner, Jr. and his wife Diane. Services will be held privately at the family's...
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Joshua Evan Hamer

April 2, 2001 - March 2, 2017

Joshua "Josh" Evan Hamer of North East, MD, age 15, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born on April 2, 2001 in Denton, TX to James Eric Hamer and Jennifer Leigh (Abbey) Hamer. Josh was kind hearted, outgoing and had a genuine love for life. While he loved all sports, Josh lived and breathed baseball. Josh was always active and loved being with people. He enjoyed music and dancing....
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Carroll W. Mumford III

August 3, 1960 - February 27, 2017

Carroll W. Mumford III of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 3, 1960 to Dorothy (Hawthorne) Mumford and the late Carroll W. Mumford, Jr. Carroll was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware. He was a successful insurance agent with New York Life Insurance Co. for over 15 years. Carroll enjoyed golf, reading...
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Trevor D. Elvin, Jr., "Skip"

September 13, 1952 - February 22, 2017

Trevor D. Elvin, Jr., "Skip", age 64 of Lewisville, PA passed away on February 22, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on September 13, 1952 in West Chester, PA to the late Trevor D. Elvin, Sr. and Esther P. Elvin. Skip was born and raised in Unionville, PA. After graduating from Unionville High School, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany as a...
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Ruth "Kay" Howell

August 9, 1941 - February 21, 2017

Ruth "Kay" Howell of Rising Sun, MD, daughter of the late Ralph M. Reed and Ruth Reburn Reed passed away peacefully at her home with her family Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Kay was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She loved the Lord. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years. Her interests included family, gardening, poetry, and baking. She was an avid card...
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Nellie B. Crothers

May 22, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Nellie B. Crothers of Conowingo, MD, age 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Colora, MD to the late Joseph McCoy and Julia (McGlothlin) McCoy. Everyone in the neighborhood knew her as "Miss Nellie" having driven School Bus #57 for 31 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her gardening and having the...
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Daniel McMillan

October 12, 1950 - February 18, 2017

Daniel McMillan of New Gretna, NJ, age 66, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 12, 1950 to Jessie Nicol (Wilson) McMillan and the late Daniel McMillan. Daniel emigrated from Scotland in 1958 to Waterloo, IA where he grew up. He graduated from West High School. Daniel joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and made a career on nuclear submarines for 12...
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Kenneth Kenny Archer

June 23, 1960 - February 18, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" Allan Archer of North East, MD, age 56, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Massillon, OH on June 23, 1960 to Donald Archer and the late Faith (Emmerich) Archer. Kenny attended Union City Tech in Union, NJ and Diesel Trade school for four years. He was the "family mechanic" and enjoyed working on boats. Kenny was an avid boater and lived his life on the...
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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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David H. Kraus

May 6, 1947 - February 8, 2017

David Harland Kraus age 69 passed away on February 8, 2017 in Elkton Maryland. He was born on May 6, 1947 in Orange New Jersey to the late Ellsworth Harland Kraus and Ruth Elsa Storms. He had one sister Linda E Lilley of Punta Gorda Fl. and three brothers Wesley Storms of Punta Gorda Fl. Paul Storms of Russellville Kentucky and The late Michael Storms of Burnsville North Carolina, and Many...
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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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Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr.

September 26, 1949 - January 5, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" G. Hemrick, Sr., 67, of Bear, DE, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born on September 26, 1949 in Hendersonville, NC, he was the son of Carl and Helen (Suttles) Steppe. Ronnie was a Veteran of the US Army where he served in Vietnam. He then went on to work for Henkels & McCoy, Inc. in Rising Sun, MD, retiring in 1991 after 20 plus years of service....
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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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