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

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

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

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Our Obituaries

Mexie Esther Perry

January 31, 1925 - December 2, 2020

Mexie "Esther" Perry of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born on January 31, 1925 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Elbert T. Miller and Virginia Pearl (Herndon) Miller. Esther was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and lifetime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. A person that always kept busy, she was an avid reader, enjoyed spending time in her...
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Walter Joseph Graham

February 1, 1935 - November 29, 2020

Walter Joseph Graham of Elkton, (formerly, Baltimore), passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 85. Mr. Graham was a lifelong Marylander, having moved here from Philadelphia when he was six. He was a 1953 graduate of the Salesianum School in Wilmington and then served with the National Guard in the Tank Corps. Mr. Graham worked as an...
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Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard

October 7, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard, age 73, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. He was born in Bristol, VA to the late John Leonard and Mary (Venable) Leonard. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Throughout his military career, he was a Sargent for four years and served during the Vietnam War. He was the second Past...
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Keith Raymond Stephens

October 21, 1948 - November 23, 2020

Keith Raymond Stephens, age 72, of Conowingo, MD passed away November 23, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1948 in Dundalk, MD to the late Russel Stephens and Marie Stephens (Komornik). Keith was a self-taught musician that could play blue grass and gospel music. His musical talents included the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, song writing, and vocals. He was fortunate enough to have met and...
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Barbara Susan McNamee

November 30, 1940 - November 22, 2020

Barbara Susan McNamee of Newark, DE, age 79, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. She was born on November 30, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Shuman R. Swenk and Mina F. (Goll) Swenk. Barbara loved doing crafts as well as doing quilting and other sewing projects. She enjoyed visiting her friends in the sewing group. An active person, Barbara enjoyed skiing when she was younger, was a...
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Jane Anne Czach

August 29, 1926 - November 10, 2020

Jane Anne Czach, formerly of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 94 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Chester, PA on August 29, 1926 to the late Luca and Catherine (Zacher) Wojciechowski. Jane was a special person, one of a kind. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Jane took pride in being a homemaker and full-time...
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Donald Joseph Cole

October 19, 1936 - November 8, 2020

Donald Joseph Cole, age 84 years, of Elkton, MD passed away November 8, 2020. He was born on October 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Leroy Cole and Ellen Mary Dougherty. Don was a traveler and especially loved going on Caribbean cruises with his late wife Lorraine. He enjoyed reading the Wilmington News Journal Newspaper. His favorite TV shows were the classic western ones like...
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Lou Ellen Campbell

November 3, 1943 - November 3, 2020

Lou Ellen Campbell, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. She was born in Richland, VA on November 3, 1943 to the late Harman and Gladys (Meadows) Allison. While growing up in Virginia, Ellen enjoyed participating in 4H by submitting award winning canning and sewing projects for competitions. Ellen moved to Maryland as a teenager where she graduated from Bel Air High...
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Lilly Rebecca Gillespie

September 13, 1926 - October 31, 2020

Lilly Rebecca Gillespie of Rising Sun, MD, age 94, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. Rebecca was born on September 13, 1926 in Newhall, WV to the late William Gustus Reed and Alice Blanche (Altizer) Reed. Rebecca worked at Aberdeen Elementary School as a cafeteria worker for 10 years. She loved children dearly and was an excellent mother to her 7 daughters. Rebecca attended bingo at...
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Charles David Denn

December 6, 1958 - October 27, 2020

Charles David Denn, age 61, of North East, MD passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. He was born in Wilmington, DE on December 6, 1958 to the late Charles Ritchie and Georgia Lorraine (Stover) Denn. Dave proudly served his country for eight years in the U.S. Army. He worked as an Iron Worker for twenty plus years. Dave watched the news all the time and was always sure to keep up with the...
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Terri Lynne Baeder

July 30, 1963 - October 26, 2020

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness" Terri Lynne Baeder passed away October 26, 2020 peacefully at home with family. Born July 30, 1963 in Oxford Pennsylvania to Wilma Jean and Terry Malcolm Reisler. She was raised on a dairy farm. She is...
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Barbara A. Atwood

April 11, 1943 - October 23, 2020

Barbara A. Atwood, age 77, of Oxford, PA passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. She was born in West Chester, PA on April 11, 1943 to the late Thomas Thompson and Edith (Phillipi) Thompson. Barbara was a member of Nottingham Baptist Missionary Church for many years. She loved playing games, specifically bingo, scrabble, cards, and enjoyed doing word finding books. Barbara was a social...
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Floyd "Woody" Craig

April 16, 1937 - October 21, 2020

Floyd "Woody" Elwood Craig of Rising Sun, MD, age 83, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born on April 16, 1937 in Parksville, KY to the late Albert Craig and Cynthia (Honnaker) Conrad. Woody loved music so much he was the lead singer and guitar player in a country western band, The Country Classics. An active and handy man, Woody was always making things or doing home maintenance...
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Cloyd Alan Senn

October 11, 1940 - October 20, 2020

Cloyd Alan Senn, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2020. He was born in Lawton, OK on October 11, 1940. Cloyd served in the U.S Army and graduated from the University of MD with a Master's degree in Business Management. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground as assistant commandant for U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School. Cloyd was involved in Harness Horse Racing for several...
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Everett E. MacCauley

September 21, 1932 - October 19, 2020

Everett E. MacCauley, Jr., age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born in Rowlandville, MD to the late Everett E. MacCauley, Sr. and G. Marie (Kelley) MacCauley. Everett was self-employed and owned his own construction company. Along with construction, Everett had many different talents such as, wood working and carpentry. He enjoyed golfing and watching NFL...
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Irene Martha Mellinger

July 16, 1931 - October 18, 2020

Irene Martha Mellinger of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Irene was born on July 16, 1931 in Crumpler, North Carolina to the late Walter J. Taylor and Mollie D. (Jones) Taylor. Irene grew up a farm girl and loved animals, especially horses and her dogs. She was a hard worker, had a very strong work ethic and spent her career working at Chrysler Corp. and in a sewing...
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Thomas James "Tommy" Vernon

February 11, 1947 - October 16, 2020

Thomas "Tommy" James Vernon of Millville, DE, age 73, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1947 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late James Lee Vernon and Rhoda Estelle (Carter) Vernon. Tommy graduated from Rising Sun High School and later earned a Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland University College. After high school, he worked as barracks clerk for the...
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Grace Roark Webb

July 3, 1926 - October 11, 2020

Grace Roark Webb, age 94, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1926 in Ashe County, NC to the late Joshua C. Roark and Ella (Graybeal) Roark. Grace married the love of her life, Victor Webb, Sr. in 1945 and they spent 73 years together. During that time, Grace and Victor worked side by side in the Mushroom growing industry. She was a life-long...
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Helen Clara Montgomery

December 9, 1926 - October 8, 2020

Helen C. Montgomery passed away peacefully on October 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was 93 years old. She was born on December 9, 1926 in Creston, North Carolina. Helen attended Business College before traveling to Maryland where she met the love of her life, Earle. Helen is survived by her 3 children, Robert and Linda Montgomery, Linda and Peter Castelletti, and Larry and...
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Robert "Bob" Wilbur Pratt, Jr.

August 22, 1952 - September 24, 2020

Robert "Bob" Wilbur Pratt, Jr., age 68, of Aberdeen, MD passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was born on August 22, 1952 in Laurel, MD to the late Robert Wilbur Pratt, Sr. and Janet Florence (Heffernan) McCann. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 128 in Aberdeen, MD. Bob was a fan of watching NASCAR races, football, and...
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Donald Francis Fanucci

July 15, 1943 - September 22, 2020

Donald Francis Fanucci, age 77 of Winter Garden, FL, formerly from Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 22, 2020. He was born on July 15, 1943 in Blakeley, PA to the late Frank Fanucci and Mary (Minicozzi) Fanucci. Donald was a very generous and kind soul who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a true family man and cherished the time he spent with them, whether that be watching old...
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James "Jim" Melvin Welch

May 16, 1930 - September 22, 2020

James "Jim" Melvin Welch of Port Deposit, MD, age 90, went to join his beloved wife Marjorie Eva Welch in the Lord's presence on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born in Lula, OK on May 16, 1930 to the late James Grisham Welch and Lillian L. (Melton) Welch. James is survived by his two sons: Michael L. Welch (wife Pamela) and Norman D. Welch (wife Marilyn); five grandchildren: Renee Rinck ...
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John C. Hash

September 15, 1947 - September 21, 2020

John C. Hash of West Grove, PA, age 73, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born in West Grove, PA on September 15, 1947 to the late John Hash and Jean Walker. John attended Kennett High School. He enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors; often going hiking or spending time at the beach in Rehoboth and Ocean City. John loved to experiment with his cooking, making new spicy foods...
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Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Goldsmith

April 4, 1947 - September 4, 2020

Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Goldsmith, age 73, of Conowingo, MD passed away September 4, 2020. He was born on April 4, 1947 in Baltimore, MD to the late William Thomas Goldsmith and Norma Mae Goldsmith (Hodges). Jerry served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam from 1966-1968. During his service he earned various medals including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Jerry also served in the...
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Alice Louise Miller

January 7, 1946 - September 3, 2020

Alice Louise Miller, age 74, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born on January 7, 1946 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Charles and Mary Katherine Miller. Alice had many light house collections throughout her home. She loved owls and enjoyed going fishing at the ponds, lakes, and rivers. Alice enjoyed traveling to Daytona, FL and to Roanoke, VA where she would...
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Brandy Renee Bernier

April 9, 1975 - September 3, 2020

Brandy Renee Bernier of Rising Sun, MD, age 45, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 9, 1975 to Alan Dale Bernier and Joyce Elaine (Sullins) Bernier. Brandy attended Cecil Community College for Nursing and went on to work as a nursing assistant at Union Hospital in Elkton. She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, often going fishing and hiking....
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Mary Anne Smith

March 30, 1961 - September 2, 2020

Mary Anne Smith, age 59 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 2, 2020. She was born on March 30, 1961 in Elkton, MD to Ann (Hovermill) Bullock and the late David Conrad. Mary was a very caring and thoughtful person. She was passionate about helping and taking care of others. Her desire to help others led to her becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years. She worked for a number of...
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Roger Lawrence Persons

November 6, 1943 - August 31, 2020

Roger Lawrence Persons, age 76 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 31, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1943 in Ossing, NY to the late Lawrence Robert Persons and Lydia Sunset (Olson) Persons. Roger achieved his degree from Cornell University, which he was extremely proud of. He was a soldier in the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. Roger enjoyed many hobbies which...
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Betty Sue Edwards

June 4, 1932 - August 22, 2020

Betty Sue Edwards of Conowingo, MD, age 88, passed away Saturday August 22,2020. Betty was born on June 4,1932 in Crumpler, N.C. to the late William R Eller and Pearl M. (Hudler) Eller. Betty was very family oriented and attended Sunday church services at Calvert Manor. Betty also loved gardening, crosswords, and cooking. Betty is survived by her son Stanley Campbell and his wife Shirley; her...
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Patricia Haggerty Pugh

April 26, 1970 - August 21, 2020

Patricia Haggerty Pugh entered peacefully into rest on Friday, August 21, 2020. Her joy was found in spending time with her loving and devoted husband, Len, children and grandchildren, all who will miss her deeply. Patti Pugh was born April 26, 1970 in Columbia, SC to Norman Kent Haggerty and Sherry Wilson Haggerty. She lived in Newark, DE since 1986, and resided in North East, MD since 2005...
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Sandra L. Snyder

October 23, 1956 - August 20, 2020

Sandra (Sandy) L. Snyder of Conowingo, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. Sandy was born on October 23, 1956 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late George Lewis Novosel and Peggy Ann (Painter) Novosel. Sandy was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Calvert Nursing Home and loved helping people. She will be remembered as a kind and calm person and could never say "no" to anyone. Sandy...
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Phyllis Bartlett Absher

October 4, 1942 - August 18, 2020

Phyllis Bartlett Absher, 77, of Perryville, MD, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with her children by her side. She was born to the late Hobert and Leona Bartlett on October 4, 1942 in Chester County, PA. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Cecil County and a founding member of Porters Grove Baptist Church. She was a licensed beautician for twenty years. She retired from...
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Tammy Lynne Croom

September 12, 1972 - August 9, 2020

Tammy Lynne (Thornton) Croom, age 47, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020. She was born on September 12, 1972 in Wilmington, DE to Larry and Linda (Ward) Thornton. Tammy was a lifelong member of The Barn Vineyard Church in Landenberg, PA. She enjoyed attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire every year with her husband. Tammy had a great love for the outdoors, taking...
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Tacy E. Wilson

September 7, 1927 - July 29, 2020

Tacy E. Wilson of Oxford, PA, age 92, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Tacy was born in Oxford, PA on September 7, 1927 to the late Samuel John England and Pearl Lydia (Williams) England. Throughout Tacy's life, she was involved in many organizations that brought her much joy. She was a founding member of the Degree of Pocahontas Ocklokonee Council 212 as well as being a member of the...
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Jason Alexander Rush

July 18, 1982 - July 12, 2020

Jason Alexander Rush of Elkton, MD age 37, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jason was born on July 18, 1982 in Elkton, MD to the late Thomas Andrew Rush Sr. and Patsy Ann (Boone) Rush. Jason graduated James Madison University in Virginia with a bachelor's degree. He completed his studies to become a licensed funeral director at Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science. Jason worked at R.T....
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Mildred T. Harris

December 6, 1935 - July 6, 2020

Mildred Tilley Harris, age 84, of Colora, MD, passed away on July 6, 2020. She was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 6, 1935 to the late Glenn Edwin Tilley and Betty May (Early) Tilley. Mildred enjoyed spending time completing crossword puzzles and watching Fox News. She loved learning about her family history and was always sure to share her knowledge of history with the family. Mildred...
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Kathleen Sue Ball

July 31, 1947 - June 30, 2020

Kathleen Sue (Newsome) Ball of Sebastian, FL, previously of Rising Sun, MD, age 72, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John B. Newsome and Mary Sue (Johnson) Newsome. Kathleen graduated from Rising Sun High School in Rising Sun, MD in 1965 then went on to graduate from a medical assistant school in 1966 and started her career as a medical...
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Nicholas Reed Oetting

July 24, 1996 - June 30, 2020

Nicholas Reed Oetting, age 23 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1996 in Phoenixville, PA to Daniel Edward Oetting, Sr. and Elizabeth Ruth (Otter) Gambill. Nicholas was talented in many ways. He was gifted with the ability to make others laugh and he had a great sense of humor. He brought joy with him wherever he went. Many did not know that he could sing...
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Amelia Lynn Orr

August 8, 1968 - June 28, 2020

Amelia Lynn Orr, 51, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on June 28, 2020 at University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake after a long illness. In addition to her parents, George and Hellen Orr, Amelia is preceded in death by her dear son, George Kenneth Orr and her sister, Melissa G. Gordon. Amelia grew up living on the Orr Farm. She loved going thrift shopping and spending hours going to yard sales....
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Charles Joseph Richardson

September 27, 1948 - June 28, 2020

Charles "Cheap Charlie" Joseph Richardson, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born on September 27, 1948 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Roy Elmer Richardson and Ethel Mae (Ashley) Richardson. Charlie grew up in Harford County, MD. He spent many days skipping school going to the Rock State Park and visiting the King and Queen Seat. Charlie worked for North...
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Elizabeth "Liz" Garvey

May 23, 1944 - June 27, 2020

Elizabeth "Liz" Anna Garvey of Port Deposit, MD, age 76, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. Liz was born on May 23, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edward Richard August Koster Sr. and Margaret Genevieve (Kline) Koster. Liz loved spending time on her farm. She loved horses; she had worked with retired race horses and used to ride trails and barrel racing with her husband. Liz collected...
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Donald L. Wiseman

August 18, 1966 - June 26, 2020

Donald L. "Don" Wiseman Jr. of Oxford, PA, age 53, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. Don was born on August 18, 1966 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Donald L. Wiseman and Esther Mae Wiseman (Moulton). Don was a fun, loving guy; a big kid and jokester, always playing a prank. He loved his kids and grandkids and especially enjoyed taking them to Disney World. Don also collected Legos...
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Darwin "Don" Struble

October 15, 1928 - June 21, 2020

Darwin "Don" Struble, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 and was born on October 15, 1928 in Leckrone, PA. Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He then graduated from West Virginia University in 1954. Don came to Rising Sun, MD and taught at Cecil County Public Schools for thirty years. During his time teaching, he taught Physical...
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Delores Ann Eavey

June 19, 2020

Delores Ann Eavey, age 68, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on June 19, 2020. She was born on August 8, 1951 in Lynch, KY to the late Ralph Phillips and Dorothy (Lockhart) Phillips. Delores worked for Conowingo Elementary School for 28 years as a secretary, and was a lifetime member of 30 years at Pleasant View Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved being outdoors....
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Robert "Bunken" Thompson, Jr.

July 1, 1955 - June 18, 2020

Robert "Bunken" Lewis Thompson, Jr. of Port Deposit, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Born July 1,1955, in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Thompson, Sr. and Loretta (McCoy) Thompson. Bunken served his country with pride in the US Army and National Guard for six years. He enjoyed sports and coached his children's little league baseball and softball...
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Edna Elizabeth Cox

July 3, 1936 - June 14, 2020

Edna Elizabeth Cox of Rising Sun, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020. Edna was born on July 3, 1936 in Newark, DE to the late Herbert Wood and Elizabeth (Lee) Wood. Edna was a 1956 graduate of Newark High School. After graduating she worked in the Agriculture Department at the University of Delaware. Joseph "Al" Alan Cox took a weekend leave from the Marines in Quantico to Delaware...
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Sarah Ann Orr DeAngelis

February 17, 1943 - June 6, 2020

Sarah Ann Orr DeAngelis passed away on June 6, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital due to injuries from an auto accident. She was born near Rising Sun to the late Joseph Wilson and Sarah Cecilia (McCaslin) Orr on February 17, 1943. She lived her entire life on or near the family farm. Sarah Ann was deeply devoted to her family. There was no greater joy to her than taking care of her family. ...
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Freddie Cox

September 19, 1948 - May 30, 2020

Freddie Cox of Conowingo, MD, age 71, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Freddie was born on September 19, 1948 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Charles Alfred Cox and Goldie (Roark) Cox. Freddie was a great father figure; he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the Baltimore O's and Iron Bird Games at Cal Ripkin Stadium and also liked bowling and playing...
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Susie L. Montgomery

October 28, 1916 - May 30, 2020

Susie Cathaleen Lucas Montgomery, age 103 and seven months, passed away May 30, 2020, at The Greens at Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was born October 28, 1916 in Moffatts Creek, Virginia, to the late Clay and Emma Lucas and was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Montgomery, Sr., seven siblings, and two grandchildren, Brandon Brinkman and Mark Goss. Susie was the last...
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Edward P. McCarron, Sr.

October 30, 1937 - May 25, 2020

Edward P. McCarron, Sr., age 82, of Earleville, MD, formerly of Essington, PA, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William McCarron and Mary (Milliken) Evans. Edward was a member of Int'l Association of Heat and Frost Insulators - Local #14 of Philadelphia. He took great joy in maintaining and landscaping his lawn and garden. ...
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Kenneth Dudley VanDyke

July 8, 1922 - May 25, 2020

Kenneth Dudley VanDyke, age 97, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1922 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Glen VanDyke and Polly Emmaline (Ratliff) VanDyke. Kenneth was a truck driver for thirty-five years and also worked as a farmer. He enjoyed spending time on the water on his bass boat fishing and crabbing. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting for pheasants...
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Walter Douglas Jackson

October 2, 1989 - May 21, 2020

Walter Douglas Barlow Jackson (Doug), age 30 of Rising Sun, MD was called home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He now has no pain, only the brilliant presence of Jesus. Doug was born on October 2, 1989 in Christiana, DE. Doug grew up in Rising Sun, MD and attended Rising Sun High School. He enjoyed playing football and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Doug was...
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Carol Jean McGlothin

March 16, 1934 - May 21, 2020

Carol "Jean" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 86, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born in Street, MD on March 16, 1934 to the late Claude Robert Reeves and Betty Lou (Delp) Reeves. Jean worked at the Bainbridge Naval Base then went on to work for the Federal Government for 25 years at Perry Point until her retirement. Jean was a member of the Cecil County Senior Center for many...
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Clyde Donald "Donnie" Wilson

May 18, 2020

Clyde "Donnie" Donald Wilson, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 13, 1947 to the late Clyde Ivan Wilson and Tressie May (Keys) Wilson. Donnie proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for the United States Post Office and retired after thirty-five years of service. Donnie was a life time member of the Post 194...
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Melvin Lee Back

July 2, 1954 - May 18, 2020

Melvin Lee Back, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Melvin and Dorothy Back. Melvin grew up in Parkville, MD and attended Parkville High School. He enjoyed coaching softball and took great pride cheering his daughters on as they played on the softball field. He enjoyed mentoring his children and sharing childhood memories...
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Kristen Renee Snyder

March 22, 1994 - May 16, 2020

Kristen Renee Snyder of Elkton, MD, age 26, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Kristen was born on March 22, 1994 to Richard Jay Snyder and Maryanne Lee (O'Hara) Snyder. Kristen attended Mount Aviat Academy in Elkton, MD from preschool through middle school and graduated from Rising Sun High School in 2012. Throughout her childhood, Kristen enjoyed playing many sports including years making...
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Ben Sexton, Sr.

August 20, 1939 - May 15, 2020

Ben Sexton Sr. (Pop) of Perryville, Md, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, May 15, 2020. Ben was born on August 20, 1939 in Princeton, WV to the late Lester Felix Sexton and Etta (Wagner) Sexton. Ben was a brick mason for 46 years. He loved rock and tuna fishing, turkey shoots, bowling, watching sports and Nascar racing. He was a huge fan of the New York...
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Joan Hildred Colley

July 10, 1933 - May 12, 2020

Joan Hildred Colley of Derwood, MD, age 86, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1933 in Stamford, CT to the late John Smith and Willa Mae (Holmes) Smith. Joan enjoyed going on long drives and collecting things. She shared her love of cats and watching the Redskins with her nephew, "Anthony". Joan will most be remembered for her generous and loving nature. Joan is...
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Jack Thornton Hurt

March 19, 1971 - May 12, 2020

Jack Thornton Hurt, age 49 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born on March 19, 1971 to the late William C. Hurt and Mary V. Hurt. Jack was a natural born caretaker; he flourished when helping others, whether taking care of his mother through her chemotherapy, offering support to his beloved, Marleen, or helping to raise the children in his life as if they were his own...
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Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer

January 29, 1942 - May 12, 2020

Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on January 29, 1942 to the late Ralph and Sara (Mynich) Mears. Bobbie was a Registered Nurse for thirty-five years and impacted many of the lives she encountered on a daily basis. She worked for Kirk Army Hospital, Harford Memorial Hospital, Cecil County Health Department as a...
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Stephen Lee Duchesne

June 6, 1980 - May 10, 2020

Stephen Lee Duchesne, age 39, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 10, 2020. He was born on June 6, 1980 to David Duchesne and Ruth Duchesne (Fuller). Stephen like computers, electronics and drones. He loved his family and specially enjoyed the time spent with his nieces and nephews. Stephen worked at Med Line where he was a forklift operator. In addition to his parents, David and Ruth,...
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Elizabeth R. "Betty" de Masi

May 13, 1928 - May 9, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" R. de Masi of North East, MD, age 91, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. Betty was born in Elkton, MD on May 13, 1928 to the late Ralph Winslow Robinson and Sarah "Elizabeth" (Taylor) Robinson. Betty was a lifetime member of the Elkton Presbyterian Church. Having an artistic nature and desire to make things beautiful, she enjoyed flower gardening, interior decorating and...
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Myrna J. Karanovich

September 4, 1941 - May 7, 2020

Myrna J. Karanovich, age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was born on September 4, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Walter and Jennie (Swartz) Zarske. Myrna was a homemaker who took great joy in taking care of her husband and children. She also worked side by side with her husband, George running an Ice Cream Parlor in Langley Park, MD, Along with other...
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William Gardner Yoensky

November 13, 1948 - May 6, 2020

William Gardner Yoensky, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was born in Auburn, NY on November 13, 1948 to the late Charles and Florence (Gardner) Yoensky. William went to high school in Auburn, NY. During his younger days, he was a ham engineer operator and enjoyed building his own radios. William was a proud U.S. National Guard member, who served his country with...
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John E. Rankin III

June 27, 1954 - May 2, 2020

John E. Rankin III, age 65, of Rockville, MD passed away May 2, 2020. He was born on June 27, 1954 in SE Washington, D.C. to the late John E. Rankin, Jr. and Blanche Etta Rankin (Rowe). John was intelligent, funny, charismatic, and family oriented. He was always talking to different and new people. A few of his hobbies included watching CNN news, reading, and listening to smooth Jazz. An avid...
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James "Jim" Pritchard

August 3, 1938 - April 28, 2020

James "Jim" Albert Pritchard recently of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, TN on August 3, 1938 to the late William Samuel Pritchard and Gertrude Rhea (Stanford) Pritchard. Jim was raised in Oak Ridge, TN. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was a lifelong fan of his alma...
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Carlene B. Eckroade

August 11, 1938 - April 23, 2020

Carlene Burton Eckroade of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away at home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born in Moberly, MO on August 11,1938 to the late Carl Tony Burton and Pansy Marie (Kirkendoll) Burton. Carlene was smart, curious and academically successful. The salutatorian of her high school class, she went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a...
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Janet Paulsen Tippett

December 18, 1951 - April 17, 2020

Janet Paulsen Tippett, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 17, 2020. She was born on December 18, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Duane O. Paulsen and Alice Leavitt Paulsen. Janet was raised in Wilmington, DE. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Delaware, where she studied Spanish and other languages. Shortly after graduating she began working as a paralegal. ...
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Delores (Meyers) Bogert

April 17, 2020

Delores C. Bogert (Meyers), age 71, of Port Deposit, MD passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Delores was an extraordinary wife, Mom, Grammy, sister, aunt and friend, instantly adored by all who met her. Delores was born in Severn, MD to the late Henry and Girlene Meyers. Delores grew up in Rockaway Beach with her two older brothers Henry (Buddy) and James, who...
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William Thomas Coder, Jr.

September 17, 1936 - April 16, 2020

W. Thomas Coder, Jr., age 83 of Wilmington, died peacefully Thursday, April 16 at his daughter Lauri's home. Mr. Coder is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lois; his daughters Jodi Shitama (Jack) of Earleville, MD, Lauri Stout (Jay) of Middletown, DE, Leslie Diestel (Greg) of Denver, PA; son Tom of Earleville, MD; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; his brother Bob Coder of Tellico Plains, TN...
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Isabelle Marie Hickman

December 9, 1935 - April 15, 2020

Isabelle Marie Hickman of Elkton, MD, age 84, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on December 9, 1935 in Emmerton, MD to the late James Edward Burton and Annabelle (Hamann) Burton. Isabelle was a former member of the Red Hat Society and a lifelong Elvis Presley fan. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and loved to go shopping at thrift stores. Isabelle found her...
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Joyce Ann Richter

January 4, 1944 - April 15, 2020

Joyce Ann Richter, age 76, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on January 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, to the late Phillip Clark and Harriet (Zentgraf) Clark. Joyce had a love for gardening, specifically roses, angel trumpets, and many other types of flowers. She was a very giving person. She had a rabbit named Sunshine and a cat named Bouncy. She would...
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Mitchell L. Osani

March 19, 1964 - April 12, 2020

Mitchell L. Osani, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on April 12, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on March 19, 1964 to the late Herman and Mary Lou (Fitzgerald) Osani. Mitchell did Masonry work at the O's Masonry where he was self-employed. He was a member of the West Nottingham Church. Mitchell enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, crabbing, boating, and riding four...
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Bettie J. Martin

July 25, 1943 - April 10, 2020

Bettie Jean Martin was a long time resident of Dundalk, MD, then Middle River before a recent move to Colora, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020. Bettie was born on July 25, 1943 in Dillon, SC to the late Lacy Golman Lockemy and Virginia (Burr) Lockemy. Bettie was a homemaker most of her life. She accepted a position as the day manager in her husband's family bar, Hops Inn, until...
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Linda D. Durant

June 21, 1943 - April 7, 2020

Linda D. Durant, age 76, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. She was born on June 21, 1943 in Fountain Green, MD to the late Rebber Kurt Wagoner and Leeodie Leona (Reedy) Wagoner. Linda was one of the first women to become a welder. She worked at Chrysler for many years as an Assembly Liner. Linda was a member of the UAW. She enjoyed collecting any type of antique items and...
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Philip Hale Johnson

January 16, 1938 - April 7, 2020

Philip Hale Johnson, 82, of Elkton, Maryland, died of natural causes at Union Hospital on April 7, 2020. Phil was born on January 16, 1938, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Warren and Jane Johnson. He and his brothers, Doug and David, helped their parents on the family turkey farm near Nottingham, Pennsylvania, growing up. Phil owned a herd of Angus cattle by the time he was 12 years old...
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Helen Ann McCracken

April 12, 1948 - March 31, 2020

Helen Ann McCracken (Butler), better known as "Mom-mom" born April 12, 1948 in Bear, DE sadly passed away March 31, 2020 at her home in Elkton, MD at the age of 71. She is preceded by her Father - Arthur Earl Butler Sr., Mother - Dorothy Rebecca Butler (Hoffman), 3 Brothers - Arthur "Earl" Butler Jr., Francis Butler, Gary Butler, and best friend - Ellis Nesbitt. She is survived by 3 sons...
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Franklin Frank Ragan, Sr.

March 4, 1934 - March 31, 2020

Franklin "Frank" D. Ragan, Sr., age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 31, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1934 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Earl and Mary (Rando) Ragan. Frank proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the 1950's-1960's. He was formerly a mason of the Harmony Lodge in Port Deposit, MD. Frank was the past President of the Conowingo Lion's Club. He was...
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Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole

September 13, 1934 - March 29, 2020

Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole, age 85, of Colora, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 29,2020. He was born in Lancaster, PA on September 13, 1934 to the late Leroy and Mary Ella (Steif) Ebersole. Bob was a proud member of the U.S. Army, who served his country with great pride. He had a love for animals. Bob enjoyed taking trips to Walmart and shopping for hours. He collected black walnuts, which...
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Raymond "Tom" Miller

July 14, 1947 - March 27, 2020

Raymond "Tom" Thomas Miller, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on July 14, 1947 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Ransom E. Miller and Frances V. (Burkins) Miller. A Vietnam veteran, Tom proudly served his county in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD and served with the Honor Guard for many...
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Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr.

June 10, 1942 - March 25, 2020

Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr., age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on June 10, 1942 to the late Herbert Lee Keyes and Helen Irene (Elliot) Keyes. Dean was a truck driver for the state of Maryland for many years, then went on to drive a dump truck for Sam's Paving. In his younger days, he liked riding cross country on motorcycles. ...
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Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook

March 27, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook, age 87, of Oxford, PA passed away on March 22, 2020. She was born on March 27, 1932 in New Garden, PA to the late Guy McMillan and Frances Irene Collier (Davis). Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandra H. Fletcher of Winchester, VA; daughter, Patti H. Hall and her husband Richard of Rising Sun, MD; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great...
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Wayne Evans

December 19, 1940 - March 20, 2020

Wayne Evans of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Wayne was born on December 19, 1940 in Eccles, WV to the late Alton B. Evans and Thelma V. (Ballard) Evans. Wayne worked for American National Can as a die setter. He loved fishing and hunting deer, pheasant and squirrel. Wayne was a pocket watch collector especially old railroad ones. He loved attending flea markets,...
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Heidi M. Pearthree

May 2, 1942 - March 8, 2020

Heidi M. Pearthree, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2020. She was born May 2, 1942 in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany to the late Gunter and Elizabeth Graef (Herbst). Heidi M. Pearthree came to the United States in December of 1964. Heidi was a compassionate and kind soul with a warm heart. Some of her hobbies included, boating, gardening, bicycling, riding passenger on motorcycles and...
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Iris Darlene Farris

May 17, 1945 - February 27, 2020

Iris Darlene Farris, age 74, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on May 17, 1945 to the late Herbert and Essie Able. Iris is survived by her seven children: Dean Farris, Wanda Bingham, Raymond Farris, Jr., Dolores Atwood, Millard Farris, Clifford Farris, and Steven Farris. A celebration of Iris' life will be held at 1pm on...
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Kenneth D. Thomas

June 15, 1950 - February 25, 2020

Kenneth "Ken" D. Thomas, age 69, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth and Corinne (Dombroski) Thomas. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated Suma Cum Laude at the University of Baltimore in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and started working at Alger Oil in 1981 and...
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Steven Eric Blevins

November 28, 1988 - February 20, 2020

Steven Eric Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 31, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 28, 1988 to Ruby Ann Comer and the late David Lee Blevins. A life-long resident, Steven was proud of his Cecil County heritage. He was passionate about construction and trucking. Steven had a vast knowledge of both...
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Matilda "Polly" Duyckinck Knowles II

October 7, 1927 - February 18, 2020

Matilda (Polly) D. Knowles, II, formerly of Exton, Pennsylvania passed away on February 18, 2020 at Kadima Nursing at Pottstown. Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was a Daughter of the late W. Thomas and Matilda (Duyckinck) Knowles. Polly attended Grier Finishing School and graduated from Wilmington Friends School. As a young girl she liked to show horses and fox hunt. Polly had many hobbies...
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Richard Thomas Unger, Jr.

June 6, 1947 - February 16, 2020

Richard Thomas Unger, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD was surrounded by his loving family when he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born in Joliet, IL on June 6, 1947 to Richard T. Unger, Sr. and Ellen Mary Ann (Dechanso) Unger. Richard graduated from Nathan Hall High School in 1965 and went on to earn bachelor's degree in Business Management in 1969 from the University of...
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Norma Lucille Eller

July 31, 1932 - February 11, 2020

Norma Lucille Eller, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born on July 31, 1932 to the late Ruffin and Elizabeth (Lions) Kennedy. Norma was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church for many years, where she enjoyed spending her time. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed reading books in her free time. Norma loved spending time in the kitchen...
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David Lee Blevins

July 1, 1956 - February 5, 2020

David Lee Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 63, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The son of the late John and Lorraine (Starkey) Blevins, he was born on July 1, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD. David worked as an assembler with General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement. A hard worker and loving father, he liked to keep busy, was good with his hands and often could be found...
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Charles "Danny" Gwaltney, Sr.

September 6, 1954 - February 1, 2020

Charles "Danny" Daniel Gwaltney, Sr., age 65, of Earlville, MD passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Rising Sun, MD to the late William Bryant Gwaltney, Sr. and Rose Marie (Moore) Gwaltney. Danny was a member of the Wards Hill Baptist Church in Warwick, MD for over 30 years. Danny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diana Gwaltney; daughter, Amy...
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Cora Elaine Morse

February 3, 1955 - January 30, 2020

Cora E. (Odom) Morse, age 64, of Galveston, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Laurel, MS on February 3, 1955 to the late Mack Odom and Melba (Turner) Odom. Cora grew up in Texas City, TX with her high school sweetheart and husband, Paul. They traveled the world for twenty years living in many different places such as, Hawaii, Greece...
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Catherine Anna Chapman

September 5, 1928 - January 27, 2020

Catherine Anna Chapman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1928 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Harry Wilbur Reider and Bessie Nicholina (Berreker) Reider. Catherine worked as a seamstress and cashier at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and also worked in the cafeteria at Rising Sun Elementary School for many years. She attended the...
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Kathleen Faunce

March 24, 1959 - January 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Faunce, age 60, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 23, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Ann Witucki (Mohan) and the late Don Witucki. Kathleen was a school teacher for most of her life and taught grades K through 8. She also had a passionate love for animals. In addition to the goats on her goat farm, Kathleen raised dogs, chickens, birds, horses,...
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Carolyn Ann Waltz

December 1, 1942 - January 17, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Ann Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 17, 2020. She was born in Baltimore, MD on December 01, 1942 to the late Alexander Feher and Reda Pauline (Croucher) Feher. Carolyn taught for 41 years at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She served as Professor, Academic Dean, and director of International Affairs for several years. In...
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Sandra Susan Gehron

October 22, 1956 - January 15, 2020

Sandra Susan Gehron, age 63, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1956 in Lancaster, PA to the late Clay Adams and Elsie R. Gehron. Sandra spent all of her free time with her children and grandchildren. In her free time, she loved searching for arrow heads and has collected many over the years. Sandra is survived by her sons: Jeremy Temple and Adam...
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Elizabeth Ann Burton

February 4, 1934 - January 15, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Burton, "Betty", age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on February 4, 1934 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Amos Hollis Harlan and Helen A. (Singleton) Harlan. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary in Rising Sun, MD. She enjoyed going fishing, crocheting, challenging herself with word searches, and gardening flowers....
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Kenneth "Kenny" Davis, Sr.

April 12, 1944 - January 11, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" Michael Davis, age 75, of Bowie, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 1944 to the late Richard C. Davis and Margaret Davis. Kenny enjoyed boating and was involved with helping hands food ministry. He treated his church community like his own family. Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joann Davis;...
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Betty M. Dye

December 19, 1941 - January 7, 2020

Betty M. Dye, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Oxford, PA on December 19, 1941 to the late Ambrose Estel Keys, Sr. and Bessie May (Hall) Keys. Betty enjoyed cosmetology and served the community by teaching at Rochelle's School of Cosmetology in Elkton, MD. She was an active member of the North East Lions Club for many years. Betty had a...
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