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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.

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

Helen Virginia Crawford

January 1, 1919 - March 21, 2018

Helen Virginia Crawford, age 99, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Broadmeadows Nursing Home in Middletown, DE. She was born on January 1, 1919 in Rural Retreat, VA to the late James V. and Mammie May Vaught Sage. In her younger years, she worked at the Triumph Plant during World War II. She became a home maker caring for her husband and family. She loved...
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Ruth Frances Justice

September 8, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Ruth Frances Justice, age 88, of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2018. Born on September 8, 1929 in Swords Creek, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence B. and Mamie Victoria (Newberry) Short. Ruth was an active member of the Oxford Church of God for over 42 years and was also active in doing missionary work. She lived for the...
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Noah Quin Norona

August 18, 1995 - March 19, 2018

Noah Quin Norona, age 22, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 19, 2018. Born in Newark, DE on August 18, 1995, he was the son of John Darrin and Julie Ann (Heberly) Norona. Noah was a 2013 graduate of Rising Sun High School. After graduating from RSHS, he attended Towson University. Noah was an avid soccer and tennis player. He was also an excellent drummer, playing for multiple churches in the...
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Elizabeth Ann Brand "Betty"

January 5, 1922 - March 12, 2018

Elizabeth Ann( Betty) Brand passed away on March 12, 2018 in Socorro, New Mexico at the age of 96. An only child, she was born on January 5, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence Hofer Smythe and Hilda(Polly) Archer Smythe, who later resided in Eire, Pennsylvania. She attended schools in Pittsburgh and several colleges including Westminster( in New Wilmington, Pa.) and Villa Maria...
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Marilyn M Doll

January 15, 1950 - March 11, 2018

Marilyn M. Doll, age 68, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born January 15, 1950 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Si Hamilton and Esta Pearl (Ackers) Hamilton. Marilyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1968. She married a Navy man, traveling and living overseas for over 20 years, in locations including Scotland, Italy and Iceland. After returning to the United...
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Dan Edwin Johnson

April 5, 1955 - March 10, 2018

Dan Edwin Johnson was born April 5, 1955 in E. Millinocket, Maine to Sulo Edwin Johnson and Margaret Ann (Murray) Gillis. Suddenly, on March 10, 2018 Dan was called home to be with the Lord. Dan lived the past 12 years in Colora, MD with his loving wife Tammy. Dan was a Certified Welding Inspector by trade and educator at heart. He always knew how to accomplish what others thought impossible. ...
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Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

November 29, 1971 - March 9, 2018

Edward Besser, Jr., age 46, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home suddenly on March 9, 2018. He was born November 29, 1971 in Baltimore, MD to Gail Mae Staggs and the late Edward Besser, Sr. Eddie is survived by his wife, Rebecca Besser; sons, Eddie Besser III, Nickolas Besser, Brandon Michael Baier; daughter, Samantha Jean Baier; brothers, Johnny and Tony Sierra; and grandmother, Dolores...
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Julius Ray Curry

July 18, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Julius Ray Curry, age 71 of Perryville, MD passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Delbarton, WV to the late Julius B. Curry and Haney (Bowman) McNiel. Throughout his life, Julius had a number of jobs including: a truck driver for Tasty Cake, employee for Carroll Tree Service, and he was a prep cook at Ball Park Restaurant in Street, MD. He was a very skilled cook and...
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Gene B. Benjamin

December 27, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Gene B. Benjamin, age 71 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. Gene was a retired public school teacher. He was well regarded by fellow teachers and his students. Gene was an advocate for learning and always wanted to inspire his students. Gene is survived by brothers, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death...
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Eva Marie Daicar

December 27, 1943 - March 7, 2018

Eva M. Daicar, 74, passed away peacefully March 7, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eva was born on December 27, 1943 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Eva had a varied and successful career as a clinical psychologist at the Toronto General Hospital, in executive selection with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, as a psychologist with the Government of Alberta, Canada,...
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Ruth Theresa Bedwell

November 28, 1946 - March 6, 2018

Ruth Theresa Bedwell, age 71, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born on Thanksgiving, November 28, 1946 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Silver Jim and Catherine (Maier) Taylor. Ruth enjoyed shopping every day of the year, provided that the weather and her body were willing to accommodate that desire. Her favorite haunts were WalMart, Boscov's,...
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Elizabeth Marie Scott

March 6, 1932 - March 4, 2018

Elizabeth Marie Scott, 85, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was born on March 6, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Wilbur Morton Grosnell and Emma Marie (Brown) Grosnell. Elizabeth is survived by three grandsons: Joseph Jaron, Scott Hohman and his wife, Jessica, and Richard Hohman and his wife, Michelle; and eight great-grandchildren: Koal, Wyatt, Kailyn, Conner,...
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Doris Ellen Long

July 21, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Doris Ellen Long, age 77, of Perryville, MD passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Born on July 21, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, Doris was the daughter of the late Edger and Eleanor Hanson. Doris worked as a secretary at Day Spring Pediatrics in Rising Sun, MD for many years. She enjoyed living by the water with her son and his family, and feeding her ducks (Fred&Ethel) Her favorite things to do...
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Jeffrey Ryan Davis

October 29, 1990 - March 1, 2018

Jeffrey "Lil' Devil" Ryan Davis, 27, of Port Deposit, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a battle with addiction. He was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1990 to Robert Davis and Donna Lee (Stuart) Davis. Jeffrey was an adventurous person that was always ready to bring his friends and family along for the next adventure. He enjoyed skateboarding, exercising and...
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Lois S. Matthews

February 25, 1927 - March 1, 2018

Lois S. Matthews, formerly from Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at her daughter's home in Rising, Sun, Maryland on March 1, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Winvert J. Matthews; her parents, Walter M. and Myrtle P. Shirley; her brother, Walter Shirley, Jr.; her brothers-in-law, Robert Valentine and Willis H. Matthews; and her nieces, Georginna Wallace...
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John C. Rierson

May 20, 1940 - February 20, 2018

John C. Rierson, 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, February 20, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Harrisville, MD to the late James Elzey Rierson and Myrtle (Wilson) Rierson. John retired from Henkel & McCoy in 2000. He loved farming and owned his own crop farm in Greenville, TN. John sold the vegetables that he grew in his garden at the Famer's Market. He enjoyed collecting...
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James Andrew Jordan, Sr.

March 15, 1941 - February 19, 2018

James Andrew Jordan, Sr. age 76 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 19, 2018. He was born on March 15, 1941 in Ripley, TN to the late William Andrew Jordan and Exie (Wright) Marrow. James served his country for four years in the Air Force. Once he was honorably discharged, he worked as a painter at Chrysler in Newark, DE. James umpired softball for 20 years and was an avid player...
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Charles R. Price, Sr. "Ray"

December 3, 1930 - February 19, 2018

Charles "Ray" Price, Sr., 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away after a short illness Monday, February 19, 2018. Born in Roanoke, VA on December 3, 1930, Ray was the son of the late Ernest Heath Price and the late Nannie "Pauline" (Snyder) Price. He loved traveling with his wife, Mildred in their motorhome, visiting Canada and Nashville to name a few destination. However, just being on the open...
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Wesley John Maahs

November 28, 1950 - February 16, 2018

Wesley John Maahs, age 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. Born November 28, 1950 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Irvin, Sr. and Arletta (Schaffer) Maahs. Wesley was a talented finish carpenter with an eye for design. He was known to be an incorrigible flirt with every woman he met, a NASCAR super-fan, and a TV addict. He also enjoyed boating and...
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Richard Hamilton Ward, "Kip"

March 13, 1948 - February 16, 2018

Richard Hamilton Ward, known to all as Kip, died after a short hospital stay, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland, with his wife, Donna by his side. He was born on March 13, 1948 in Woodbury New Jersey to Herbert Hamilton Ward and Kathryn Summerill Ward, and was the second of five children. With his father serving in the Navy, Kip and his family traveled both in...
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Sharon "Maria" Moore

October 19, 1968 - February 16, 2018

Sharon Maria Moore, age 49, of Baltimore, MD passed away on February 16, 2018 at her home. Born on October 19, 1968 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Sharon Reynolds-Macauley and the late Anthony Salemi. Maria was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. She was a tattoo artist by trade and would often use her artistic abilities to decorate cakes. Maria loved living in the city of...
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Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., "DJ"

December 13, 1993 - February 6, 2018

Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., age 24, of West Plains, MO, passed away on February 6, 2018. Born on December 13, 1993 in Killeen, TX, he was the son of Dean Melvin, Sr. and Virginia Marie (McMullen) Ragan. DJ worked proudly as an over the road truck driver for many years. He greatly enjoyed listening to music, cars, and was a huge fan of the Denver Broncos. DJ loved spending time with his friends and...
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Jeannie Elizabeth Dove

February 23, 1973 - February 5, 2018

Jeannie Elizabeth Dove, 44, of North East, MD, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. She was born on February 23, 1973 in Baltimore, MD to Patricia Ann (Haley) Lynch and the late Kenneth William Dove. Described as a "busy bee", Jeannie was always active. She enjoyed watching football, especially the Ravens and Steelers. Jeannie enjoyed planting with her mother, and eating, but she would do the...
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Jeffrey C. Widmayer

June 24, 1955 - February 5, 2018

Jeffrey C. Widmayer, 62, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018. Jeff was born June 24, 1955 in Bethesda, MD to Edward J. and Nellie (Sanderson) Widmayer. Jeff attended the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Silver Spring, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. A mechanical engineer, Jeff owned and operated J. C. Machined Co., a...
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Keila Dea Brown Gutierrez

January 24, 1975 - February 3, 2018

Keila Dea Brown Gutierrez Marshall, aged 43, died suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep on February 3, 2018 from medical complications. She was born on January 24, 1975 to Gerardo and Ruth Gutierrez in Lima, Peru. Keila grew up as the child of Christian missionaries and lived in Huanta, Peru, Santiago, Chile, St. Louis, MO, Reston, VA and eventually settled in Wilmington, DE. No matter where...
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Donald D. Anders

October 2, 1935 - February 3, 2018

Donald DeWitt Anders, son of the late John Wayne and Florence Edith Hall Anders, of Darlington, MD, passed away February 3, 2018 peacefully at his home with his wife, Mary, at his side. Don was a devout Christian and lived his faith to the fullest and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD. He was employed by Wiley Manufacturing Ship Yard in Port Deposit, MD and Harford...
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George Thomas Terrill, Jr.

January 15, 1938 - February 2, 2018

George Thomas Terrill, Jr., age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2018. Born on January 15, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late George Thomas Terrill, Sr. and Rose (Stackhouse) Terrill. George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam before retiring after over 20 years of service. He then went on to work for the Veteran's...
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April Lynn Kivlin

September 26, 1978 - January 31, 2018

April Lynn Kivlin, age 39, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She was born in Elkton, MD to Ronald Smart and the late Rosalind (Ruth) Smart. April is survived by her two sons: John Kivlin, III, and Ryan Kivlin; sister, Rosalind Setting, two nieces: Madelyn Setting and Carly Setting, father, Ronald Smart, father and mother in-law John Kivlin, Sr. and his wife, Theresa, and...
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Elaine Gibney

August 11, 1948 - January 29, 2018

Elaine Gibney of Colora, MD, age 69, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born August 11, 1948 in West Grove, PA to the late Henry J. "Bud" Montgomery and Bernice (Simmons) Montgomery. Elaine was raised on a farm and remained a farm girl at heart her entire life. She was a 1966 graduate of Rising Sun High School in Rising Sun, MD. Elaine was a long time bus driver in the community as...
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Eleanor B. Osborne

April 12, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Eleanor B. Osborne, age 92 of Bel Air, MD passed away on January 23, 2018. She was born on April 12, 1925 in Port Deposit, MD to the late John H. Buck and Clara (Brown) Buck. Eleanor was a graduate of Bel Air High School and later attended Hood College. On February 16, 1944, she married the love of her life, Joseph Bryan Osborne and they became a family of five. Eleanor and J.B owned and...
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Linda Diane Shank

November 17, 1946 - January 21, 2018

Linda Diane Shank, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE on November 17, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Corneila Kennedy. Linda worked for over 30 years at DuPont, now called Siemens. She was an avid scrap booker and greeting card maker. Linda loved traveling, specifically taking road trips, to Disney World, Las...
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Mary Lee Younce

March 24, 1935 - January 20, 2018

Mary Lee Younce, age 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on March 24, 1935 in Grassy Creek, NC to the late Gaither and Maggie Johnson Powers. A talented seamstress, Mary worked for several local clothing manufacturers over years. She also worked at the Rising Sun Cleaners for many years as well. She is survived by...
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James "Pecker" Davis

August 7, 1948 - January 18, 2018

James "Pecker" W. Davis, age 69, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018. Born in Elkton, MD on August 7, 1948, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Simmons) Davis. Pecker was a graduate of Elkton High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, Pecker was a cook at the Howard House for many years. He was an avid fan of the...
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Margaret Rose Daly

July 21, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Margaret Daly, age 91, of North Wildwood, NJ, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Cape Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 21, 1926 to the late Frances and Vinico Primavera. She was raised in Penns Grove, NJ with her brothers Floyd and Louis, and her sister June. Margaret lived and worked for 30 years in her longtime home of Newark, Delaware...
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Michael Edward Finn

July 14, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Michael Edward Finn, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 11, 2018. He was born on July 14, 1948 in Baltimore, MD to the late James Edward Finn and Emma M. (Lovell) Finn. Michael was a proud graduate of University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1974. Michael served his country as a proud United States Marine for four years and served in...
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Dean Marshall Pomeroy

August 9, 1950 - January 7, 2018

Dean Marshall Pomeroy, age 67, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 7, 2018. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 9, 1950, he was the son of the late George and Luceta Pomeroy. Dean served his country proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After his service, he went on to work as a Biotechnical Engineer for the Federal Civil Services for 35 years....
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Shelby Lee Griffey

May 7, 1963 - January 4, 2018

Shelby Lee Griffey, age 54, of Have de Grace, MD passed away on January 04, 2018. Born in Lebanon, PA on May 07, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Gary and Lois Davis. Shelby's passion was for the outdoors. She loved being immersed in nature, especially at Susquehanna State Park and the Norman Wood Bridge area. Shelby could often be found fishing, camping and hiking, but her most...
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Thomas "Tommy" White, Sr.

April 16, 1955 - January 3, 2018

Thomas L. White, age 62, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 16, 1955 he was the son of Dorothy Ann (Parker) White and the late Donald Lloyd White Sr. Thomas was brought up in the Baptist Faith. For 28 years he worked at Bruce Industrial, New Castle, DE as a construction foreman and was a former post commander for the Sons of the...
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Nancy C. Fischbach

March 23, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Nancy C. Fischbach, age 85, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Perry Hall, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017. Born March 23, 1932 in Baltimore, MD, Nancy was the daughter of the late Elmer and Alice (Ude) Lassahn. Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Walter Fischbach. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Judy Long and her husband, Mark; three grandchildren...
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Cheryl Ann Ferrese Vogel

January 16, 1959 - December 19, 2017

Cheryl Ann (Ferrese) Vogel, age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton, MD, on January 16, 1959 to Fred J. Ferrese, Sr. and the late Shirley Jean (Kemether) Ferrese. After earning her Nursing Degree at Cecil College, Cheryl began her 30-year career at Union Hospital as a Pediatric Nurse. Cheryl later advanced her...
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George Kenneth Orr

January 13, 1998 - December 11, 2017

George Kenneth Orr, age 19, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Born in Elkton, MD on January 13, 1998, he was the son of Amelia L. Orr and step-son of Richard D. Hooiser. George was a 2016 graduate of Perryville High School. He loved playing football, cooking, eating, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his girlfriend of 4 years, Jamie Nicole...
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Charles N. Dixon

February 26, 1946 - December 9, 2017

Charles N. Dixon, age 71, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born on February 26, 1946 in Fountain Green, MD, he was the son of the late Namon and Jossie Viola Horton Dixon. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, he went to work at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, DE where he retired in 2001. Charles also worked at the Manheim Auto Auction in...
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Mary Lee Craig

September 23, 1952 - November 25, 2017

Mary Lee Craig, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born on September 23, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD, Mary was the daughter of Lee (Campbell) Doll and the late John Comer, Sr. Mary worked as an office manager for 25 years at Stephen Homes. Later she worked part time at Walmart in Oxford, where she enjoyed helping customers and working alongside her colleagues...
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Ruby Jean Chambers

November 24, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Ruby Jean Chambers, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2017. Born on November 24, 1927 in Richwood, WV, she is the daughter of the late Shirley Evans and Alta Muriel (McTheney) Taylor. Ruby was a devoted Christian, reading her bible often. She was a founding member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rising Sun, MD and loved her church family...
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Raymond P. Lloyd

March 5, 1950 - November 11, 2017

Raymond P. Lloyd, age 67, of Milton, DE, formerly of North Wilkesboro, NC, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 11, 2017. Born on March 5, 1950 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late Howard and Eloise (Jones) Lloyd. An avid hunter, Ray enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and waterfowl. He also loved fishing. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joyce A. Lloyd...
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Patricia A. McFadden

January 11, 1964 - November 10, 2017

Patricia A. McFadden, age 53, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born on January 11, 1964 in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Delores (Dutton) McFadden. Patricia graduated from Claymont High School, class of 1982. She was an avid reader and loved watching Dancing with the Stars. Patricia will be remembered as a fabulous cook and an excellent baker, who always enjoyed...
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Shirley Fitzwater

June 27, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Shirley Fitzwater, age 80 of North East, MD passed away on November 8, 2017. She was born on June 27, 1937 in NY to the late Cornelius Henry Busse and Evelyn Mae (Berry) Busse. Shirley was a long term member of the Elkton Moose Lodge and the American Legion in Elkton, MD. Shirley worked as a seamstress and provided her community with her talents. She made an Easter Bunny suit, which she gave...
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Jean H. Keene

September 20, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Jean Hayes Keene of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and a beloved teacher. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 20, 1934 to the late Joseph F. Hayes and Laura G. Hayes. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Conrad High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Delaware where she met...
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John R. Sanderson

September 7, 1939 - October 27, 2017

John R. Sanderson, age 78, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017. Born on September 7, 1939 in Ilion, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Frances (Campeau) Sanderson. John served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He then went on to work as a machinist, retiring after 50 years. One of John's favorite hobbies was raising Border Collies with his wife, Sandra,...
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Jessie Lee Hackbarth

February 2, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Jessie Lee Hackbarth (Blackburn), 89 of Elkton, MD passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Union Hospital of Cecil County, MD. She was born February 2, 1928 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late Webb Blackburn and Pearl Baldwin. Jessie was a member of Middletown Baptist Church in Middletown, DE. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and bowling. She was a self-taught guitarist and pianist. She...
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Claudia Jean Mullis

July 1, 1945 - October 14, 2017

Claudia Jean Mullis, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 14, 2017. Born on July 1, 1945 in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Lewis) Hartsoe. A gentle, kind and quiet woman, Claudia accepted the Lord as her Savior at 11 years of age. She became a member of Conowingo Baptist Church when she was 16 years old...
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James Allen Grim

June 1, 1955 - October 13, 2017

Jim Grim, age 62, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 1, 1955 in Annapolis, MD he was the son of Robert Grim and the late Margaret (Roper) Grim. Jim was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, serving from March 1974 through March 1978 as an Aviation Electrician. During his service, he achieved both Sailor of the Month and Sailor of...
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Viola Christina Gordon

November 11, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Viola Christina (Chris) Gordon passed away on October 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter's home in Elkton, Maryland. She was 86 years old. Viola was the daughter of the late Harry and Josephine Wilkie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Bartz Preston in 2014 and her daughter, Betty Ann Arnold in 2015. Viola is survived by her...
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Grace L. Johnson

December 30, 1957 - October 5, 2017

Grace Louise Johnson of Conowingo, MD, age 59, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born on December 30, 1957 in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles Trimble and Cora (Howell) Trimble. Grace loved reading, playing bingo, yard-sailing which fostered her love of collecting "junk". She loved all animals and all animals loved her. Grace's greatest joy was spending time with her beloved...
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Timothy L. Roark, Sr.

November 25, 1961 - October 4, 2017

Timothy L. Roark, age 55 of Nottingham, PA passed away peacefully at his residence on October 04, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 25, 1961 in West Chester, PA to Charlotte Ann (Hampton) Roark and the late Robert Glenn Roark. He was a dedicated truck driver for 30 years. In his leisure time, he would often be found fishing or attending car shows and tractor pulls....
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Andrew Charles Jackson, "Andy"

June 19, 1990 - October 4, 2017

Andrew Charles Jackson, age 27, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The son of Sherry Jackson, he was born on June 19, 1990 in Newark DE. Andy loved life, skate boarding, and reminding others to "Turn up the bass" and "Be kind to each other". He is survived by his mother, Sherry Jackson; brother, Jack Hicks, aunt, Cheryl Stallard, and her husband, Elbert, cousin,...
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Virginia Neal Miller

June 6, 1949 - October 3, 2017

Virginia Neal Miller of Colora, MD, age 68, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was born on June 6, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late William Claude Covan and Evelyn (Neal) Covan. Virginia was a graduate of Western High School and Essex Community College Nursing program. She worked as a nurse all her life, retiring from Perry Point VA hospital after serving 20 plus years. She was a...
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Winvert J. Matthews

September 9, 1925 - October 2, 2017

Winvert J. Matthews formerly from Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his daughter's home in Rising Sun, Maryland on October 2, 2017 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurley and Irene Matthews, his twin brother Willis, his brother in laws, Walter Shirley, Jr. and Robert Valentine, and his niece, Georgianna Wallace. Winvert will be sadly missed by his wife of 69 years,...
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Eleanor D. Saponaro

December 30, 1927 - September 29, 2017

Eleanor D. Saponaro, age 89, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017. Born December 30, 1927 in Lynn, MA, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Kenneth Sargent and the late Margaret McAllister. Eleanor enjoyed reading and cooking, however, her greatest joy was to spend time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Eleanor is survived by two sons:...
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William B. Sill, 4th

April 5, 1943 - September 29, 2017

William B. Sill, 4th, age 74 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017. Born on April 5, 1943 in Delaware County, PA, he was the son of the late William B. Sill, III and Helen (Thompson) Sill. William worked for Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook, PA, retiring in the late 1980's. William was an avid hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. He also loved...
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Jesse David Romberger

September 28, 2000 - September 28, 2017

Jesse David Romberger of Rising Sun, Md., beloved son of David and Vicki (Koppenhaver) Romberger, passed away unexpectedly at home on his 17th birthday, September 28, 2017. Jesse will be 17 forever, and is forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Jesse exuded joy and happiness. His warm, loving nature and sense of humor brought laughs and smiles to many at just the right time. He...
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Janine Evelyn Fraticelli

December 21, 1958 - September 26, 2017

Janine E. Fraticelli, age 58 of North East, MD passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 after a brief fight with terminal cancer. She was born on December 21, 1958 in Elkton, MD to Amos Preston Jones, Sr. and Carrie Lee Jones. Janine will be remembered for her caring and loving ways. She worked in Healthcare for over 15 years where she began as a nurse's aide and later went on to become an...
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Ronald J. Sharp

March 16, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Ronald J. Sharp of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born on March 16, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Ronald Sharp and Edna (Norisky) Sharp. Ronald worked for General Electric and Aerospace Engineering. He loved boating, fishing, crabbing and hunting. Ronald was a Mason and was a member of the VFW in Chesapeake City. Ronald is survived by his...
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Dolores Hogarth Glass

July 17, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Dolores Hogarth Glass, age 84 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 23, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Fred Hogarth and Bertha (Zell) Whedbee. Dolores is survived by her son, Charles Glass of Darlington, MD, daughter, Cathleen Welk and her husband, James Welk of Whiteford, MD; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in...
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Peggy Lee Simmers

November 18, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Peggy Lee Simmers, 82, of Rising Sun, MD went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lebanon, VA in November 1934, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Eula Monk Akers. Peggy graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1952. She worked at Cecil National Bank in Port Deposit, MD, until the birth of her children. Peggy had...
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Glenn A Wingard

September 28, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Glenn A. Wingard of Hockessin, DE, age 86, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE on September 28, 1930 to the late Howard Wingard and Georgia (Sweetman) Wingard. Glenn served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a great father and husband who was always looking after the family. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Wingard of Hockessin, DE;...
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Clara Jean Martin

May 25, 1936 - September 15, 2017

Clara Jean Martin, age 81, of Elkton, MD, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, September 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Born on May 25, 1936 in Grethel, KY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Octava (Parsons) Hamilton. Clara married her loving husband, Luther G. Martin in 1955 in Pikeville, KY. She worked as a dedicated...
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Clifford Bernard Stearns

October 13, 1950 - September 14, 2017

Clifford Bernard Stearns, age 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born on October 13, 1950 in Concord, NH, he was the son of Helen Hood Stearns and the late Bernard Clifford Stearns. Cliff was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He married his wife, Hoppy, in 1979 and that same year they purchased their family farm,...
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Isabelle E. Nazelrod

March 24, 1943 - September 3, 2017

Isabelle E. Nazelrod, age 74, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born on March 24, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, Isabelle was the daughter of the late Onas W. Jansen, Sr. and the late Isabelle E. Jansen. Isabelle was an animal lover. It did not matter what type of animal, she adored them all and was known to feed the wild birds and squirrels. She was a simple woman...
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Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

September 8, 1931 - September 3, 2017

Kenneth Franklin Dollenger of Rising Sun passed away on September 3, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. He was born on September 8, 1931, on Clinton Street in Baltimore Maryland to the late Adolph Frederick Dollenger and Elsie Mae Dollenger (Cappeller). The family moved from Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania to Rising Sun in his senior year of high school in 1949. He was a loving son, brother,...
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Andrew "Andy" Ferguson

December 19, 1991 - September 2, 2017

Andrew James Ferguson, age 25, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born December 19, 1991 in Elkton, MD, Andy was the son of Vernon A. Ferguson, Jr. and Deborah Jean (Kirk) Jadwin. Andy was a kindhearted young man with a laidback outlook on life. He was passionate about skateboarding and music and never went anywhere without his headphones. He also...
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Charles "Joe" Schertz

December 24, 1936 - August 29, 2017

Charles Joseph "Joe" Schertz, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Southern Chester County Medical Center in Jennersville, PA. He was born on December 24, 1936 in West Des Moines, IA to the late Marion Earl and Florence Lucile (Baker) Schertz. Joe attended and graduated from the University of Iowa, earning a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served...
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Joseph Elwood Crothers

May 14, 1956 - August 22, 2017

Joseph Elwood Crothers, age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his residence on August 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD to Elwood Clair Crothers and the late Nellie Belle (McCoy) Crothers. Joe was a graduate of Rising Sun High School in 1974. During this time, he was employed by Wiley's Manufacturing in Port Deposit, MD....
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Dixie M. Grove

September 22, 1924 - August 20, 2017

Dixie Grove, age 92 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born September 22, 1924 in Kimper, KY, Dixie was the daughter of the late Amos May and the late Wanie (Ellis) Allen. Dixie is survived by her daughter Dorris Jean Webb and her husband, Irvin; two grandchildren: Amos Webb and his two children, and Josh Webb and his wife, Paula, and their two children; grandson-in-law,...
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Donna D. Long

April 15, 1953 - August 16, 2017

Donna D. Long, age 64, of Conowingo, MD, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was born in Miami, FL on April 15, 1953 to the late John Yowell and Etta (Cox) Yowell. Donna is survived by her son, Harley Russell Long, Jr.; four grandchildren: Kelsey, Julie, Jessica and Jacob; great-grandson, Joshua; and former daughter-in-law, Leslie Long. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in...
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Ceaser Gabriel Flores

March 17, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Ceaser Gabriel Flores of Elkton, MD, age 5 months, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. He was born on March 17, 2017 in Elkton, MD to Juan Flores and Patricia Milliner. In addition to his parents, Ceaser is survived by his maternal grandmother, Jacqueline Milliner; paternal grandparents: Bertha Morales and Pascual Flores; maternal great-grandparents: Patsy Frady and her husband, Larry and...
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Kevin Edward Barr

February 19, 1967 - August 9, 2017

Kevin Edward Barr, age 50, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 19, 1967 in Baltimore, MD, Kevin was the son of the late Edward and Barbara Barr. Kevin loved being in the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, camping, hiking, mountain climbing, and bicycling. His love for the outdoors is what called him to be a...
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Violet Rose Davis

September 18, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Violet Rose Davis, age 54, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brave battle with cancer on August 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Davis; daughter, Amanda Beaudean and her spouse, Anthony; son, Robert Davis, Jr.; three grandchildren: Daman Davis, and Aliyah and Julian Beaudean; sister, Betty Jones and her spouse, Clyde; and her brother, Foster Masker. A celebration of life...
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Phyllis Lucas Gardner

March 30, 1922 - August 3, 2017

Phyllis Lucas Gardner of West Grove, PA, age 95, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was born on March 30, 1922 in Covington, VA to the late William Lee Lucas and Maggie (Gwin) Lucas. Phyllis was a long time member of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church and she was strong in her faith. Phyllis enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, traveling and loved taking walks. Her most cherished...
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Traci Ann Overstreet

April 14, 1979 - August 1, 2017

Traci Ann Overstreet, 38, of Perryville, MD passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017. She was born on April 14, 1979 in Havre de Grace to Robert Strawbridge and Judy Ann (Powers) Strawbridge. Traci graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1997 where she played Field Hockey and held many records. She also attended Harford Community College. Traci continued playing in various field hockey adult...
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Patricia A. Alexander

August 31, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Patricia A. Alexander of Rising Sun, MD, age 87, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 31, 1929 in Lancaster, PA to the late Robert J. Williams and Anna C. (Barr) Williams. Pat worked for Dr. Taylor for thirty three years. Not only did she work for the Taylor's, but she became a part of their family as they became a part of hers. She was...
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Annie Marie Hogue

September 11, 1921 - July 28, 2017

Annie Marie Hogue of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1921 in Patchogue, NY to the late William Henry Briscoe and Maggie Woods. Annie loved to read and crochet. She would often enter write in contests, and win. Annie loved dogs of all shapes and sizes and rescued many throughout the years. She enjoyed collecting cookie jars and teapots....
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Deborah Mae Tucker

November 2, 1952 - July 27, 2017

Deborah Mae Tucker, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born November 2, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD to Catherine (Krick) VanHoy and the late Lanis VanHoy. She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Sue Douglass-Hallmark, and her husband, Shane of Saltillo, MS; Ann Marie Tucker and her companion David, of Newark, DE; mother, Catherine (Krick) VanHoy;...
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Erin Marie Campbell

November 9, 1967 - July 23, 2017

Erin Marie Campbell, 49, of Melbourne, FL passed away on July 23, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1967 in Baltimore, MD. Erin took great pleasure in scrapbooking and crafting on her cricut machine, especially creating memorabilia for her family and friends who she loved deeply. Erin also enjoyed cruising though the Caribbean. Erin is survived by her spouse, Brian Campbell of Melbourne, FL;...
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Carolyn Sue Gravenor

May 17, 1943 - July 23, 2017

Carolyn Sue Nowland-Gravenor, born May 17, 1943, went to be home with the Lord on July 23, 2017. Carolyn's entire life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn is survived by her five daughters and their families: daughter, Traci Garcia and Miguel Garcia of North East, MD and their children: Brandi Nowland, Mylia Rivera, Angel, Marisol, Jordan, Jayden,...
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Jean Whaling Ragan

October 10, 1947 - July 23, 2017

Jean Whaling Ragan, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1947 to the late Frederick Whaling, II and Olivia (Humbert) Whaling. Jean enjoyed planting flowers and feeding the birds. She was very active in the community. Jean was a very loving and caring person who found her greatest joy in taking care of her family, friends and many others. ...
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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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