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

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

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Our Obituaries

Charles J. Parker

September 11, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Charles J. Parker, 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 11, 1928 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Welcome S. and Katherine (Weckerman) Parker. Charles was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving from 1946-1949 in Japan, where he received a Purple Heart. After his service, he went to work for Great...
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Irene Anna Lanahan

June 22, 1936 - July 19, 2017

Irene Anna Lanahan, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 after battling a serious illness. Born in Swarthmore, Pa. on June 22, 1936 to the late Ambrose and Helen (Hehn) Wilson. Irene was a graduate of Springfield High School. After high school she worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance. In November of 1957 she married Joseph W. Lanahan and started a family...
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Glen Taylor Rosado

January 11, 1956 - July 18, 2017

Glen Taylor Rosado, "Pops", age 61, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born January 11, 1956 in Wilmington, DE, Glen was the son of Emily J. (Taylor) Rosado and the late Luis A. Rosado. Glen dedicated twenty-six years to Dow Chemical in Newark, Delaware where he worked as a chemical operator. He loved the beach, especially Fenwick Island, where he spent many cherished days with...
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Aubrey Preston Ward, Jr.

September 25, 1942 - July 15, 2017

Aubrey Preston Ward, Jr., the beloved of Patricia Crowe Ward, died at home as they had wished July 15, 2017 Columbia, Maryland. Born in Richmond, Virginia, September 25, 1942, the elder son of Aubrey Preston Ward and Vernelle Minson Ward, he is also survived by his younger brother, James Edward Ward, and his wife, Karen; a niece, two nephews, two grand nieces, and three grandnephews. Aubrey...
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Doris (Weiss) Herr

April 5, 1930 - July 15, 2017

Doris W. Herr of Middletown, DE, age 87, passed away Saturday July 15, 2017. She was born in West Grove, PA on April 5, 1930 to the late Ray Vernon Weiss and Sally Lou (Shepherd) Weiss. Doris is survived by her son, John R. Sweetman and his wife, Dee of Middletown, DE; three daughters: Lona L. Meadows and her husband, Jimmy of Hagerstown, MD, Stella L. Haines and her husband, John of...
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Robert F Newton

July 4, 1936 - July 14, 2017

Robert F. Newton of Elkton, MD, age 81, went to his eternal home Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in Elba, AL on July 4, 1936 to the late William F. Newton and Mary June (McDowell) Newton. Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rebecca "Sherlene" Newton; two sons: Robert F. Newton, Jr. and his wife, Christy of Prattville, AL and Len Gregory Newton and his wife, Holly of Elba, AL;...
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Susan E Garrett

August 29, 1927 - July 13, 2017

Susan E. Garrett, age 89, of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1927 in Cornelia, GA to the late William Jasper Hunter and Nora Susan (Burrell) Hunter. Susan worked for the DuPont Company of Wilmington, DE. She was a good Christian and was passionate about her relationship with the Lord. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded...
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Timothy "Timmy" Brooks

February 21, 1959 - July 10, 2017

Timothy N. "Timmy" Brooks, age 58, of Colora, MD, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born on February 21, 1959 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late William Harley and Jewel Keys Brooks. Timmy was a commercial truck driver, working for several companies including Ryder, and delivering materials for Quikrete. Always willing to lend a hand, he was an active volunteer, serving with the VFW...
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Edward C. Collins

January 16, 1940 - July 9, 2017

Edward C. Collins, age 77, of Bear, DE died July 9, 2017. He was born January 16, 1940 in Surry County, North Carolina to the late Victor Arnold Collins and Alpha Mae Collins. Edward was an owner and operator of several restaurants throughout his career. His most recent was the Post House, located in Nottingham, PA. Edward was also a member of the Lions Club in Rising Sun. Edward is...
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Barbara Fooks Redden

October 22, 1930 - July 9, 2017

Barbara Fooks Redden, 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born on October 22, 1930 in Lewes, DE, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Carleton and Corinne (Goodwin) Fooks. Barbara was an active member of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church as well as the DAR. She volunteered for several organizations that helped those in need, including as a literacy advocate, teachers...
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Joseph Edward Johnson

September 8, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Joseph Edward Johnson, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on September 8, 1935 to the late Joseph and Ruth Johnson. Being a lifetime member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, MD, Edward lived and breathed for the fire company and could often be found driving both ambulances and fire trucks. He played softball for many years...
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Samantha S Marziano

September 3, 1996 - June 30, 2017

Samantha S. Marziano, age 20, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on September 3, 1996 to Michael Szilagyi and Emily Marziano. Samantha graduated from Elkton High School in 2014 and went on to attend Cecil College. She worked at the North Bay Adventure Camp and most recently worked at WaWa in Elkton, at Route 40 and Landing Lane. Samantha was a huge fan of Harry...
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Heidi Ann Lane

February 5, 1975 - June 27, 2017

Heidi Ann Lane, 42, of Conowingo, MD passed away on June 27, 2017. Born on February 5, 1975 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of David Lane and the late Anna Lane. Heidi was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, VT, class of 1994, where she played field hockey and softball. She went on to attend Castleton State College in Castleton, VT, graduating with an Associate...
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Judith Ann Lanigan

April 26, 1951 - June 24, 2017

Judith (Judy) Ann (Speers) Lanigan a retired nurse, devoted mother and grandmother, went home to meet our Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after battling colon cancer for the last nine months. Judy began her career as a nurse at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and went on to care and serve in hospitals, doctor offices and nursing homes in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil...
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Ruth Ann Cox

January 19, 1952 - June 20, 2017

Ruth Ann Cox, age 65 of Darlington, MD passed away on June 20, 2017. She was born on January 19, 1952 in Wilmington, DE, the adopted daughter of the late George Olden Billings and Hilda Ruth (Cregger) Billings. The birth daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, Bel Air, MD. After high school, Ruth worked in management retail. She was a proud member of the Darlington Fire Company and Darlington...
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Richard Funk

May 1, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Funk, 80, of West Grove, PA, completed his tour of Life on June 19, 2017. Born on May 1, 1937, in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of the late John C. and Helen (Toot) Funk. Dick departed the way he did most things: briskly, quietly, and efficiently. Hastily, some might say. In addition to serving as an officer in the US Navy, Dick spent most of his career in the field of...
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Lillie E England

October 11, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Lillie E. England of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 11, 1923 to the late Paul England and Florence (Crothers) England. Lillie worked for 8 years for Aetna Property Casualty Insurance Company. She went on to work for 35 years for the DuPont Company, from 1950 to 1985, before retiring from the engineering department. Lillie was a...
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Connor James Black

February 28, 1993 - June 17, 2017

Connor James Black, age 24 of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born February 28, 1993 to Kenneth and Cheryl L. (Murray) Black in Newark, DE. Connor was a Warehouse Associate at the Herr's plant in Nottingham, PA. He was a Life Scout where he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Connor was devoted to his family, and especially loved spending time with his nieces and...
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Cindy C. Sevy

August 9, 1960 - June 8, 2017

Cindy C. Sevy, age 56 of Bear, DE passed away on June 8, 2017. She was born on August 9, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to Richard R. Copley and Betsy B. (Browning) Copley. Cindy had many jobs throughout her life including: a Dental Assistant, DuPont Experimental Station in DE, DuPont Haskell Stine Research in DE, and Delaware City Refinery. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, crabbing,...
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James Edward Powell, Jr.

August 19, 1943 - June 6, 2017

James Edward Powell, Jr. (Jim), 73 of Rising Sun, Maryland died at home on June 6, 2017. Jim was born August 19, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas where his father was stationed during WWII. The majority of childhood was spent in Milledgeville, Georgia with his parents, the late James E. Powell, Sr. and the late Georgina (Rabb) Powell and sister. Childhood was enhanced by playing the trombone, acting...
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Vernell Elizabeth Robinette

November 20, 1930 - June 6, 2017

Vernell Elizabeth Robinette, age 86 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 6, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1930 in Banner, VA to the late Monroe McClellan and Ida (Ringley) McClellan. Vernell enjoyed being outdoors, but she loved being a mom. Family was the most important thing to her. Vernell is survived by her daughters: Ann Evans and her husband Wayne and Janette Zangrilli; son,...
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Iva Anne Ham

February 4, 1938 - June 6, 2017

Iva Anne Ham of Rising Sun, MD, age 79, passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2017. She was born February 4, 1938. Iva started teaching Sunday school at West Nottingham Presbyterian. She later became a member of Janes United Methodist Church where she continued to actively teach Sunday school. Iva and her husband, Earl, hosted sailors stationed at Bainbridge. She held many jobs throughout her years,...
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Duane Michael Belcher

March 24, 1982 - June 5, 2017

Duane Michael Belcher-Esposito, 35, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017 due to an unforeseen medical condition (Acute Coronary Syndrome). Born on March 24, 1982 in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of Mary L. and Frank Esposito. Duane served his country honorably from 2005 to 2009 in the United States Marine Corps and was also part of the Marine Expeditionary Force...
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Joshua Scott Brown

August 6, 1979 - June 5, 2017

Joshua Scott Brown, 37, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. Born on August 6, 1979 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Carol Buckland and the late Clifford Scott Brown. Joshua had a larger than life personality. He greatly enjoyed being outdoors in nature, especially if he was near the water. Joshua was passionate about fishing, participating in both surf fishing and fresh...
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Jessie Evelyn McMullen

March 26, 1946 - June 4, 2017

Jessie "Evelyn" McMullen of Port Deposit, MD, age 71, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born in Rome, GA on March 26, 1946 and named for her parents, the late Jesse Leroy Digsby and Samantha Evelyn (Tyree) Digsby. Evelyn worked for the Perry Point Federal Credit Union for 15 years. She also served as a reserve officer for the Department of Natural Resources. Evelyn enjoyed doing...
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Sonia W Everett

September 6, 1941 - May 29, 2017

Sonia W. Everett of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 6, 1941 to the late Alexander T. Wavrinevich, Sr. and Tessie (Siemienski) Wavrinevich. Sonia enjoyed cooking, fishing and hunting deer and water fowl. She especially loved working with her husband, Roger to breed and train hunting Labrador Retrievers. Sonia is survived by...
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Teresa Mae Morgan Owens

May 12, 1954 - May 24, 2017

Teresa Mae Morgan Owens, age 63, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD, after a long struggle with cancer. An active volunteer at the Elkton Senior Center, Teresa loved making connections with people and putting smiles on their faces, and always strived to leave the world a better place than she found it. She loved teaching...
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Ercell L. Million

May 14, 1932 - May 19, 2017

Ercell L. Million, age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 19, 2017. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Clark, MO to the late Carl W. Asbury and Zula M. (White) Asbury. Ercell retired from C&P Telephone as a Telephone Operator after 27 years. As a wife of a career military husband, Ercell travelled throughout the world. She loved gardening and tending to her flower beds and enjoyed listening...
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Anna Guilbault Lane

April 21, 1949 - May 17, 2017

Anna Guilbault Lane, age 68, formerly of Vernon, VT passed away May 17, 2017. She was born April 21, 1949 to the late Louis and Jeannette Guilbault. Graduating from BUHS class of 1967, Anna loved skiing, traveling, and reading. She was a dedicated employee of Smucker Quality Beverages in Have De Grace Md. for the past 23 years, Previously working at Famolare in Brattleboro. Anna was a hard...
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Joe Lenerman Bare

October 4, 1931 - May 16, 2017

Joe Lenerman Bare of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on October 4, 1931 in Glendale Springs, NC to the late Everett Bare and Lessie (Seaver) Bare. Joe worked for 31 years for GM before retiring in 1983. He later worked in maintenance for Nottingham Towers for 10 years. Joe went on to work at Elk Neck State Park for over 10 years. He was a member of the...
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Mabel Reed Park

August 23, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Mabel R. Park of Elkton, MD, formerly of Clarksburg, MD, age 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, DE on August 23, 1932 to the late Robert F. Reed and Mabel (Alexander) Reed. Mabel was a loving matriarch of the family. She was an incredible care giver and was like a mother and grandmother to all. Mabel enjoyed traveling, camping and gardening and was...
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James Otis Monger, "Jim"

April 5, 1931 - May 11, 2017

James Otis Monger, "Jim", age 86 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Otis Richard Monger and Ethel (Hanna) Monger. Jim graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1948. He then played for the Boston Braves in 1949 for a short period of time. He worked for Canteen Company from 1950-1951....
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Virginia Joan Blair

March 28, 1948 - May 8, 2017

Virginia Joan Blair, age 69, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1948 in Athens, GA to the late Frank B. Collins and Virginia Mae (Carter) Collins. Joan was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she enjoyed the fellowship of her church family. She loved all animals, large and small, but her Maltese dogs held a special place in her...
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Barbara Kent Bruce

October 14, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Barbara Kent Bruce, age 69, of Conowingo, MD passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born on October 14, 1947 to the late Florence Ilene (Firestein) Kent. Barbara worked hard to run the make a wish campaign through her employer and was able to increase the donation from her law firm every year. She loved to read and working with her hands doing crafting and needle point, including cross...
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David Michael Brooks

September 6, 1961 - May 5, 2017

David Brooks, age 55, of Baltimore, MD passed away Friday, May 05, 2017. He was born on September 6, 1961 in Baltimore, MD to Ethel Marian (Jackson) Brooks and the late William Head Brooks. David enjoyed spending his time building models, working with computers, playing computer games and spending time with his beloved cat, Pokey. David is survived by his mother, Marian Brooks of Conowingo,...
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Lonnie L Jensen

December 1, 1947 - May 4, 2017

Lonnie Jensen, age 69, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly due to natural causes on the morning of May 4th, 2017 in his home/workshop. He was born on December 1, 1947 in Harlen, Iowa to the late Leona Jensen (Larson) and the late Oliver Jensen. Lonnie opened Jensen's Furniture Workroom in Rising Sun, MD in 1993 to provide the community with furniture upholstery services. When he wasn't...
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William Stuart Durfey

November 4, 1925 - May 4, 2017

William Stuart Durfey, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born on November, 4, 1925 in Odessa, NY to the late Stuart Hamilton Durfey and Bessie Esther (Smith) Durfey. William was a custodian with the Odessa, NY school system. He also worked as a farmer. William wrote poetry, enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He also enjoyed spending time at the Cecil...
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Kara J. Wilkins

April 25, 1977 - April 30, 2017

Kara J. Wilkins, age 40 of Oxford, PA passed away suddenly on April 30th, 2017 due to a tragic accident. She was born on April 25th, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA to Colin P. Wilkins and the late Maria Y. Wilkins (Kendros). Kara graduated from Oxford Area High School in 1995. She started a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was currently attending Lancaster County Career and Technology...
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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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Thomas Lee Beale

June 23, 1923 - March 22, 2017

Thomas (Tom) Lee Beale (age 93) died March 22, 2017, in Roseburg, OR, after battling cancer for the past year. He was born on June 23, 1923, in Norfolk, VA, second son of the late William Elton Beale (1888-1985) and the late Ruth Eleanor Boyce Beale (1886-1974). His wife of 64 years, Doris Ellen McGrady Beale (1925-2011), preceded him in death as did his son, Thomas (Tommy) Lee Beale II (1958...
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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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