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Evelyn Virginia Henninger

August 17, 1925 - October 9, 2009

Evelyn Virginia Henninger, age 84, of Abingdon, MD, died on October 9, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Marine Hammabacher Henninger. She had worked as a sewing machine operator, loved going to Atlantic City, and enjoyed playing bingo. Ms. Henninger is survived by her daughters, Marilyn V. Walther...
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Robert L. Rinker

November 27, 1940 - August 25, 2009

) Robert L. Rinker, age 68, of Edgewood, MD, died on August 25, 2009 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Stella Myrle Murray Rinker of Dundalk, MD, and the late Lee Preston Rinker. He retired from Bethlehem Steel, where he worked for over 33 years. A Harford County school bus driver since 2005, he also worked, for four years, at Gunpowder Falls Golf Course. He loved fishing,...
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Ella Louise Ward

June 1, 1921 - August 25, 2009

Ella Louise Ward, age 88, of Havre de Grace, MD, died on August 25, 2009 at Stella Maris Hospice, Timonium, MD. Born in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Rolland Augusta and Lula Marie Caudill Page, and wife of the late Albert Leo Ward. Mrs. Ward is survived by her sons, James Albert Ward of Forest Hill, MD, Page Frederick Ward of Alexandria, Egypt and Gary Richard Ward Sr. of...
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Keith E. Simpkins, Sr.

October 21, 1956 - August 23, 2009

Keith E. Simpkins Sr., age 52, of Belcamp, MD, died on August 23, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Helen Agnes Henn Simpkins of Levels, WV and the late Douglas Ray Simpkins Sr. A resident of Harford County for seven years, he worked at UPS for over ten years, where he was a driver. He was a life member of Arbutus Volunteer Fire...
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William F. Mullis

September 17, 1919 - August 22, 2009

William "Bill" Felder Mullis of Damascus, MD, was born on September 17, 1919 in Eastman, Georgia, son of William Henry Mullis and Odie Estelle Parkerson Mullis, is survived by Wife- Anne Elizabeth Mullis; Daughter -Sharon Wehling and her children Kevin Pellow, Kim Spence, Kirk Pellow, and Kit Pellow; Daughter- Diana Sanderson and her children Devon and Laine Sanderson; Son- Lyndon Mullis and his...
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Howard N. Brooks

July 13, 1929 - August 22, 2009

Howard N. Brooks, age 80, of Aberdeen, MD, died on August 22, 2009 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Burlington, VT, he was the son of the late Stanley Ernest and Vera Newton Brooks. He was a member of Bel Air Church of the Nazarene and a former Sunday school teacher. He loved jigsaw puzzles and spending time with his cats. An outstanding athlete, he excelled in...
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Mary Catherine Epperley

November 9, 1927 - August 21, 2009

Mary Catherine Epperley, age 81, of Bel Air, MD, died on August 21, 2009 at Lancaster General in Lancaster, PA. Born in Forest Hill, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Beulah Virginia Fristoe Boggs and wife of the late P. Everett Epperley. A member of the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, she was a longtime second grade teacher at Darlington Elementary School. Mrs. Epperley is...
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David M. Silling

September 17, 1957 - August 21, 2009

David M. Silling, age 51, of Joppa, MD, died on August 21, 2009 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Grayson Oliver and Carolyn Morgan Duncan Silling. A past member of 4-H, he worked for Harford County Parks and Recreation as a park attendant. He enjoyed collecting post cards and Orioles memorabilia. He also enjoyed going to flea markets/yard sales and chatting with...
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George C. Harrington

March 25, 1948 - August 21, 2009

George C. Harrington, age 61, of Abingdon, MD, died on August 21, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Ralph O. Harrington and the late Alice Deaver. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as a truck mechanic with B.G.E. He enjoyed classic cars, especially mustangs, and spending time with his dogs. He also loved to travel in his RV, but his...
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Diana Mae Wright Bailey

July 26, 1950 - August 19, 2009

Diana Mae Wright Bailey, age 59, of Aberdeen, MD, died on August 19, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of Betty Jane Stamper Wright of Bel Air, MD and the late Verlon Cleveland Wright of Aldino, MD, and wife of the late John W. Bailey Jr. Diana graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1968 and attended Harford Community...
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Virginia Elizabeth Morris

September 30, 1916 - August 3, 2009

Virginia Elizabeth Treakle Morris, 90, of Fairmont, WV, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009 at the Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Home. She was born September 30, 1916 in Street, MD a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Stokes Treakle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lawrence Morris. Mrs. Morris was an Episcopalian by faith. She was a graduate of Towson State College. ...
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Luis Alvarez U.S. Army

February 12, 1938 - August 2, 2009

LTC Luis Alvarez, U.S. Army (Ret), age 71, of Bel Air, MD, died on August 2, 2009 at his home. Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Luis Herminio Alvarez and Maria Luisa Garcia of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. His lifetime careers included active and reserve military service, including 20 months in Vietnam, civil service at AMSAA, APG, and private practice as a licensed clinical...
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Robert N. Cameron

October 19, 1938 - August 1, 2009

Robert N. Cameron, age 70, of Joppatowne, MD, died on August 1, 2009 at his home. Born in Rising Sun, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph Newton Cameron and Mary Elizabeth Davis Romans. He worked for GM from 1983 to 2004, retiring in January of 2005. Mr. Cameron is survived by his wife, who he married on June 8, 1962, Ruth Ann Nickle Cameron of Joppatowne, MD; daughters, Connie Baker and...
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Josephine Camino Mcmullin

June 2, 1915 - August 1, 2009

Josephine C. McMullin, 94, passed away on Saturday, August 01, 2009, at the Bel Air home of her daughter, Patricia Miltenberger. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1915, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Filomena Camino. She was married to the late Alexander J. McMullin for 52 years before his death in 1992. After moving to Bel Air in 1993, she became active in programs at the Bel Air Senior...
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William Arnold Bishop

September 18, 1933 - July 31, 2009

William Arnold Bishop, age 75, of Forest Hill, MD, died on July 31, 2009 at his home. Born in Bel Air, MD, he was the son of the late William Samuel and Anna Melicent Archer Bishop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In civilian life, he worked as a personnel management specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He was a member of the Harford County Archeological Society and the National Rifle...
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Robert Darin Owens

April 9, 1965 - July 28, 2009

Darin Owens, age 44, of Joppa, MD, died of heart failure on July 28, 2009 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of June Mildred Reddish Owens of Bel Air, MD, and the late William Robert Owens. The owner/operator of Elite Tile and Marble of Joppa, he was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and fisherman. He lived on Rumsey Island where he...
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Bessie A. Tayson

April 10, 1928 - July 27, 2009

Bessie A. Tayson, age 81, of Bel Air, MD, died on July 27, 2009 at her daughter's home. Born in Cripple Creek, VA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Albert and Lydia Belle Scott Fender and wife, for 38 years, of the late Leander Morris Tayson. She had worked for Bata Shoe Company for 12 years and Ames Department Store in Churchville for 8 years. A 1948 graduate of Jackson Memorial High...
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Michael Christopher Bissett

January 19, 1956 - July 27, 2009

Michael Christopher Bissett, age 53, of Abingdon, MD, died on July 27, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son of the late James and Kathleen Sweeney Bissett. He had worked as a superintendent in the baking industry and attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Abingdon, MD. Mr. Bissett is survived by his wife, Barbara Lutz Bissett...
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Bernard H. Cook

November 3, 1920 - July 26, 2009

Bernard H. Cook, age 88, of Forest Hill, MD, died on July 26, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Pineville, WV, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Nyanza Faye Belcher Cook. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country as a Sgt. during WWII. He had worked for the U.S. Government as an electrical engineer and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in...
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Helen T. Hudler

March 27, 1926 - July 26, 2009

Helen T. Hudler, age 83, of Bel Air, MD, died on July 26, 2009 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Mechanicsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Margaret Mary Doyle Monahan and wife of the late William Ray Hudler Sr. A lifelong resident of Harford County, she worked for Edgewood Arsenal for forty years where she was an administrative clerk...
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Loretta Thompson

August 27, 1937 - July 26, 2009

Loretta Thompson, age 71, of Havre de Grace, MD, died on July 26, 2009 at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace. Born in Havre de Grace, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Romy and Janice Mary Rogers McCoy and wife, for 49 years, of the late Robert Louis Thompson Sr. who died in 2004. A lifelong resident of Havre de Grace, she was a member of Rock Run United Methodist Church. She was a...
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Florence A. Jones

November 16, 1940 - July 25, 2009

Florence A. Jones, age 68, of Joppa, MD, died on July 25, 2009 at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverside, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Peyton and Lillian Keller Fawcett and wife of the late Allen Junior Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by her son, Joseph Clifford Harbeson of North Carolina; brothers, Peyton Fawcett of Chicago, Donald Fawcett of...
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Ronald LeRoy Skillman, Sr.

April 5, 1940 - July 23, 2009

Ronald L. Skillman Sr., age 69, of Perryman, MD, died suddenly on July 23, 2009. He was born on April 5, 1940. He was the son of the late Roy and Hilda Skillman of Joppa, MD, where his property joined theirs and he resided most of his life. He was a lifetime member of the Otter Point Yacht Club and enjoyed crabbing, fishing, and being on the water. He referred to himself as "The Waterman on...
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John Fear, Jr.

March 26, 1949 - July 23, 2009

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 572 Bel Air, MD 21014 OR Salvation Army P.O. Box 309 Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Madeleine J. Wirth

June 10, 1915 - July 21, 2009

Madeleine J. Wirth, age 94, of Fallston, MD, died on July 21, 2009 at her home. Born in Darlington, MD, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Fink Gallion and wife of the late Charles Phillip Wirth. She was a graduate from Church Home Hospital School of Nursing and Director of Volunteers at Montebello State Hospital. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was...
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Betty O'Neill Mccomas

March 13, 1918 - July 19, 2009

Betty O'Neill McComas passed July 19, 2009 at the age of 91, after a long and valiant struggle with a very aggressive cancer. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles H. McComas Jr., always known locally as "Junior" even at his current age of 94, and her son, Hank McComas 58, both of Bel Air. Daughter of State Senator Howard S. and Mary Madeleine Robinson O'Neill, she was the oldest...
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Larry K. Reprogel

March 7, 1962 - July 18, 2009

Larry K. Reprogel, age 47, of Rosedale, MD, died on July 18, 2009 at Future Care of North Point in Baltimore, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Donald Alfred and Carole Myrtle Kiebler Reprogel. Mr. Reprogel is survived by his brother, Paul D. Reprogel and his wife, Carol, of Edgewood, MD; sister, Linda Potter and her husband, Jeffrey, of Joppatowne, MD; and nieces and...
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Ann Elizabeth Keeling

August 12, 1917 - July 18, 2009

Ann Elizabeth Keeling, age 91, of Woodbine, MD, died on July 18, 2009 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Lawrence and Esther Anna Corame Crook and wife of the late Norman R. Keeling. Born and raised in Baltimore City, she lived in Essex most of her life, and raised her family in the White Marsh area. She...
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Kenneth R. Kasper

October 5, 1922 - July 17, 2009

Kenneth R. Kasper, age 86, of Abingdon, MD died on July 17, 2009 at his home. Born in Hubbardston, MI, he was the son of the late Frederick John and Bernice Edna Cranson Kasper. A veteran of the Army and the Air force, he served our country during WWII. He was a computer analyst for the U.S. Government and was also a member of the Boumi Temple Air Patrol, Scottish Rite of Baltimore and Blue Lodge...
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Robert Bob Lutz

September 22, 1930 - July 15, 2009

Loriene Virginia Lutz, age 77, and her husband, Robert "Bob" L. Lutz, age 78, both of Aberdeen, MD, died on July 13, 2009 and July 15, 2009, respectively, at their home. Mrs. Lutz was born in Renick, WV, and was the daughter of the late Cassie and Madge Brown Lewis. A resident of Harford County for 44 years, she had worked as a bookkeeper for a property management company. She enjoyed...
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Samuel W. Fike, Jr.

May 10, 1927 - July 14, 2009

Samuel W. Fike, Jr. age 82, of White Marsh, MD, died on July 14, 2009 at Gilchrist Center in Baltimore, MD. Born in Meyersdale, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel Walter Fike Sr. and Katherine Sipple Fike. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he retired after 32 years from Eastern Stainless Steel, where he was a general foreman. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church and the Gunpowder V.F.W. He...
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Sgt. Michael Wayne Heede, Jr.

May 6, 1987 - July 13, 2009

Sgt. Michael Wayne Heede Jr., age 22, of Edgewood, MD, died on July 13, 2009 while serving in Afghanistan. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Gloria Jean Lewis Crothers of Edgewood, MD. He was a graduate of Kennard Dale High School in Fawn Grove, PA where he excelled in lacrosse and cross country before joining the Marine Corps where he served proudly for four years. A volunteer fireman for...
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Loriene Virginia Lutz

September 22, 1931 - July 13, 2009

Loriene Virginia Lutz, age 77, and her husband, Robert "Bob" L. Lutz, age 78, both of Aberdeen, MD, died on July 13, 2009 and July 15, 2009, respectively, at their home. Mrs. Lutz was born in Renick, WV, and was the daughter of the late Cassie and Madge Brown Lewis. A resident of Harford County for 44 years, she had worked as a bookkeeper for a property management company. She enjoyed...
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Mildred E. Hall

March 16, 1930 - July 12, 2009

Mildred Eddie Wolfe Hall, age 79, of Bel Air, MD, died on July 12, 2009 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born and raised in Hot Springs, VA, she was the daughter of the late John Luther and Eddie Virginia Tidd Wolfe. She moved to Maryland in 1955 and had worked at Homewood Nursing Home in Hanover, PA from where she retired. She loved her children and enjoyed crocheting and a good yard sale...
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Dora Emma Caputo

June 26, 1924 - July 11, 2009

Dora Emma Caputo, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, died on July 11, 2009 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Rising Sun, MD. Born in Sussex, NJ, "Deb" was the daughter of the late Floyd J. Buss and Edith M. Sprague Buss and wife of the late Francis Gabriel Caputo Sr. She earned a nursing degree from the Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the New...
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Rita Polly Kozub

February 15, 1921 - July 10, 2009

"Polly" Kozub, age 88, of Abingdon, MD, died on July 10, 2009 at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation in Bel Air, MD. Born in Ottumwa, IA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Paul and Cecil Mae Criswell Martin and wife of the late Joseph Kozub. She had retired from Edgewood Arsenal where she was a Personnel Management Specialist. She was an active member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic...
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Edgar Jim Ryan

June 27, 1934 - July 10, 2009

Edgar "Jim" Ryan, age 75, of Abingdon, MD, died on July 10, 2009 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, MD. Born in Joppa, MD, he was the son of the late William Carroll and Anna Agusta Bensor Ryan. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from Edgewood Arsenal after 41 years, where he was a field technician. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church and was a great mentor for young people. ...
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Bernardine Mary Franz

October 23, 1918 - July 7, 2009

Bernardine Mary Franz, age 90 of Bel Air, MD, died on July 7, 2009 at Lorien, Bel Air, MD. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, she was the daughter of the late Bernard John Callan and the late Ruth Cleveland Pike Wheeley and wife of 59 years to the late Lawrence Richard Franz Sr. A member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, she lived in Harford County for over 20 years and was a wonderful parent and wife. Mrs...
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Randall Leon Kitts

May 29, 1946 - July 7, 2009

Randall Leon Kitts, age 63, of Aberdeen, MD, died on July 7, 2009 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Pulaski, VA, he was the son of the late Roy Leon and Jessie Frances Safewright Kitts. A veteran of the Army and Marine Corps he served our country in Vietnam. A repairman for a heating and cooling company, he was also a member of DAV, Havre de Grace American Legion and...
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Augustus Augustus Gus John Lacomb III

November 18, 1941 - July 5, 2009

CPT(R) Augustus "Gus" John LaComb II, age 67, of Joppatowne, MD, died July 5, 2009. Born in Ogdensburg, NY, he was the son of Katherine Elizabeth Sharland and the late Augustus John LaComb II. He enlisted in the Army in 1960, married Winsome Humphrey on July 11, 1964, received direct commission in VietNam; graduated from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, in 1971. He spent the majority of his...
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Janice L. Johnson

May 16, 1943 - July 5, 2009

Janice L. Johnson, age 66, of Forest Hill, MD, died on July 5, 2009 at her daughter's home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Lee and Hallie Mae Neely Smith. A 1961 graduate of Bel Air High School, she worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground until her retirement in 2005. She loved her grandsons and enjoyed farm life and caring for her property and animals. She...
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Michael D. Bayne

July 12, 1952 - July 4, 2009

Michael D. Bayne, age 56, of Joppa, MD, died on July 4, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Chattanooga, TN, he was the son of the late Harry Leonard Bayne Sr. and Rene Bayne. He was the co-owner, along with his brother Lennie, of Bayne Painting where they ran a successful business for almost 40 years working from Howard County to Harford County. He and his brother...
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Donald N. Ryan

August 10, 1931 - July 3, 2009

Donald N. Ryan, age 77, of Bel Air, MD, died on July 3, 2009 at his home. Born in Fallston, MD, he was the son of the late John Orville and Olga Bier Wimmer Ryan. A veteran of the U.S. Army he had worked as a sales and service representative in the computer business. Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife, Libby Bradley of Bel Air, MD; sons, Lawrence David Ryan of Phoenix, AZ and Jeffrey Don Ryan of...
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Lester Gilbert Coen

March 7, 1928 - July 2, 2009

Lester Gilbert Coen, age 81, of Aberdeen, MD, died on July 2, 2009 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, MD. Born in Harford County, MD, he was the son of the late Wilton Rekord and Edith Lenora Gallion Coen and husband of the late Edna Vinson Coen. A life long resident of Aberdeen, MD, his joy in life was dairy farming, until 1965, on the family farm where Ripken Stadium is currently located. In...
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Dimas Trujillo

March 21, 1931 - July 2, 2009

Dimas Trujillo, age 78, of Edgewood, MD, died on July 2, 2009 at Gilchrist Center in Towson, MD. Born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Ricardo and Flora Morales Trujillo. A Harford County resident since 2001, he attended Senderos de la Cruz in Edgewood, MD. He enjoyed listening to music, bike riding and eating.Mr. Trujillo is survived by his brother, Angel L. Trujillo of Edgewood...
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Jerry F. Martin

February 8, 1949 - June 28, 2009

Jerry F. Martin, age 60, of Forest Hill, MD, died on June 28, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Fountain Green, MD, he was the son of the late James Granville and Bertha Gay Childers Martin. He was currently employed with Point Breeze Credit Union where he had been for 15 years. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed woodworking.Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 30...
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Rita A. Brown

October 14, 1921 - June 27, 2009


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Helen H. Herrin

September 29, 1917 - June 27, 2009


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Catherine H. Dubois

February 6, 1920 - June 25, 2009

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350Hunt Valley, MD 21031
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Daniel V. Leftridge

July 18, 1943 - June 24, 2009

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:The Deputies Benevolence FundC/O Fred VisnawP.O. Box 150Bel Air, MD 21014
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Jesse K. Coale, Jr.

April 20, 1955 - June 23, 2009

Those who desire may contribute to:American Diabetes Foundation800 Wyman Park Dr. Suite 110Baltimore, Maryland 21211
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Marshall DeVere Smith

September 25, 1922 - June 22, 2009

Those who desire may contribute to: American Heart AssociationP.O. Box 5216Glen Allen, VA 23058
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Joseph Lee Taylor, Sr.

January 1, 1938 - June 21, 2009


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Adele Ellen Owens

April 7, 1954 - June 21, 2009

Adele Ellen Owens, age 55, of Ruskin, FL, died on June 21, 2009 at Sun City Hospice House in Ruskin, FL. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Eleanor Helen Parole Staniewicz of Joppa, MD and the late Melvin Anthony Staniewicz. As a child, she was the mascot for the Heart Fund. Growing up in Highlandtown, she lived most of her adult life in Harford County, and then moved to Florida in...
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Thelma Ruth Spiers

June 18, 1925 - June 20, 2009

Those who desire may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211 or Camp Chapel, 5000 East Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD 21128.
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Dorothy Ann Palmer

May 22, 1929 - June 20, 2009

A memorial service will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation of Maryland 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202 Baltimore, MD 21204.
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Glennwood C. Hubbard

March 10, 1938 - June 19, 2009

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bethel Wesleyan Church437 Main StreetP.O. Box 12Goldsboro, MD 21636
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Jennifer Morrill

January 16, 1988 - June 19, 2009

Those who desire may contribute to:Humane Society of Harford County2208 Connolly RoadFallston, MD 21047
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Nesta L. Costanza

November 20, 1935 - June 17, 2009

Nesta L. Costanza, age 73, of Bel Air, MD, died on June 17, 2009 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Kemp Richardson Sr. and Evelyn Nesta Davis Richardson, and wife of the late David Leo Costanza. A resident of Harford County for most of her life, she lived in Ocean City, MD after her retirement. An avid Orioles fan, she loved jewelry and enjoyed...
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Jeanette Louise Gross

March 9, 1925 - June 13, 2009

Jeanette Louise Gross, age 84, of Bel Air, MD, died on June 13, 2009 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Emmorton, MD, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Bessie Lee League Hooper. Her hobbies included gardening, singing in the choir at Calvary United Methodist Church, and her vacations at the ocean. She loved spending time with her family.Mrs. Gross is...
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Ruth Lloyd

January 15, 1919 - June 13, 2009

Marion Ruth Lloyd (Corle), age 90, of Bel Air, MD died on June 13, 2009 at her home. Born in Bedford, PA on January 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Morselle Wilmot and Nora Eloise Boore Corle, and wife for 45 years, of the late James Thomas Lloyd. She grew up in Altoona, PA from the age of 5 years and graduated from Altoona High School in 1936. She went on to graduate from Altoona...
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Shirley Helen Moran

December 18, 1924 - June 13, 2009

Shirley Helen Moran, passed away at Lorien Nursing Home in Riverside on June 13, 2009 at the age of 84. She was born on December 18, 1924 in Bronx, NY, and was the daughter of the late Philip and Anna Marie Ziehl Eberle and the wife of the late Peter G. Moran, who passed away in 1980.Mrs. Moran was a telephone operator in New York City in the 1940's. She was an excellent seamstress and...
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Robert Kenneth Smith

July 7, 1927 - June 13, 2009

Robert Kenneth Smith, age 81, of Edgewood, MD, died on June 13, 2009 at his home. Born in Saltville, VA, he was the youngest of eleven children of the late William David and Sadie Jane Hays Smith. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army, after which he went to work for the railroad company. He moved to Maryland in the late 40's and began his own construction company, Robert K. Smith and son. He...
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Evelyn D. Shumate

July 17, 1923 - June 12, 2009

Evelyn D. Shumate, age 85, of Edgewood, MD, died on June 12, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Orrin and Ola Graybeal Osborne and wife of the late Claude D. Shumate. A resident of Harford County since 1942, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and was a proud grandmother.Mrs. Shumate is survived by her son, Stephen...
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Maceo Langston Clark

July 18, 1939 - June 6, 2009

Captain (Retired) Maceo Langston Clark, age 69, of Belcamp, MD, died on June 6, 2009 at University Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Gwyn S. Clark and Vivienne Hamptonie. Mr. Clark is survived by his stepmother, Norma Clark of Richmond, VA; wife, Vivian Gail Clark of Belcamp, MD; children, Marcia Michell Lee and husband, Heath, of Baltimore, Alita...
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Joan Mcintyre

July 24, 1920 - June 6, 2009

Joan McIntyre, age 78, of Churchville, MD, died on June 6, 2009 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Aberdeen, MD, she was the daughter of the late Hugh F. and Florence Elizabeth Sanner LaPenotiere. A lifelong resident of Harford County, she retired from the Harford County Government after 28 years of service. She had also worked for the Glen Eagles Sewing Factory, drove...
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John Jack Donald Shunk

March 26, 1936 - June 6, 2009

John "Jack" Donald Shunk, age 73, of Joppa, MD, died on June 6, 2009 at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace, MD. Born in Joppa, MD, he was the son of the late Carl Harry and Marcella Elizabeth Pearce Shunk. Born and raised in Harford County, he worked for Pugh Farms for most of his life. Mr. Shunk is survived by his brothers, William Shunk of Edgewood, MD, James Shunk of Aberdeen, MD and...
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Joseph Edward Gray

August 27, 1977 - June 5, 2009

Joseph Edward Gray, age 31, of Aberdeen, MD, died on June 5, 2009 at Johns Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Robert Lawrence and Paulette Louise Bochnowicz Gray of Havre de Grace, MD. A resident of Harford County for 8 years, he was a member of the National Guard and worked for the U.S. Government as a Defense Contractor. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed...
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H. Gary Newsom

March 15, 1942 - June 5, 2009

H. Gary Newsom, age 67, of Edgewood, MD, died on June 5, 2009, at Stella Maris, Timonium, MD. Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Herbert Garrison and Louise Aline Burton Newsom, and husband of the late Mildred Eliza Howcroft Newsom. A veteran of the US Navy, he served our country during the Vietnam War. He worked for Lockheed Martin where he was a Quality Engineer. Mr. Newsom is...
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Frank Delano Ginger

June 17, 1934 - June 4, 2009

Frank Delano Ginger, age 74, of Delta, PA, died on June 4, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Marlington, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Warwick Ginger and Caroline Elizabeth Blackburn. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was the owner of Mobile Transporters Inc. and Triangle Service Center from where he retired in 1991. He loved to play cards, attend shooting matches,...
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Michael Andrew Pastelak

October 30, 1947 - June 3, 2009

Michael Andrew Pastelak, age 61, of New Freedom, PA, died on June 3, 2009 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX. Born in Pottstown, PA, he was the son of Doris Marie Miller Pastelak of Street, MD and the late Michael Pastelak. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed with AAI Corp. of Hunt Valley, where he was a Senior Systems Engineer. A professional musician, he played both the...
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Emma D. Macallister

November 27, 1923 - June 2, 2009

Emma D. MacAllister, formerly of Bel Air, MD, passed away the first week of June, 2009 at her home in Vero Beach, FL. She was the wife of Leonard C. MacAllister, who passed away in November 1998. Emma MacAllister was active in the Harford County Riding Club and the Eastern Star. For many years she participated in the 50 mile and 100 mile horse rides in the Virginia and Maryland areas. She is...
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Ann Rose Anderson

August 27, 1931 - June 1, 2009

Ann Rose Anderson, age 77, of Abingdon, MD, died June 01, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Dennis R. and Mary A. Bishop Hill. Mrs. Anderson lived in Harford County, Maryland all her life. In Bel Air High School, she majored in Home Economics. After graduating in 1949, she married and deeply loved her husband John W. Anderson, for 57 years, before his passing in 2007. They shared a full...
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Cornelia Nelee Lee Murphy

May 30, 1931 - June 1, 2009

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Catholic Charities Office of Directors 320 Cathedral St. 3rd Floor Baltimotre, MD 21201-4493
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Charlotte Wilma Spicer

April 7, 1927 - June 1, 2009

Charlotte Wilma Spicer, age 82, of Joppa, MD, died on June 1, 2009 at her home. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Sophia Marie Wilhelm Turner and wife of the late Elmer A. Spicer. A resident of Harford County for over 50 years, she had worked at Kmart in food service and at Fallston Hospital in the Dietary Department. She was a life member of Joppa Magnolia...
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Mary Toni Kisor

April 3, 1918 - May 29, 2009

Mary Kisor, known by all her friends as Toni, age 91, of Bel Air, MD, died on May 29, 2009 at Catered Living of Bel Air, MD. Born in Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of the late Edward A. and Catherine C. Phillips and wife of the late Russell E. Kisor, Past President of Schafer Bakeries Inc. Toni is remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother by her son, Doug Kisor and his wife,...
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Clara A. Huffington

September 17, 1921 - May 27, 2009

Clara A. Huffington, age 87, of Churchville, MD, died on May 27, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Norman Ellis and Nellie McNeill Adair Arther. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, she served in the WAVES during WWII. She graduated from Western Maryland College in 1942 and went on to Johns Hopkins University to earn her Master...
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Margaret Peggy Anne Herren

September 2, 1931 - May 27, 2009

Margaret "Peggy" Anne Herren, age 77, of Bel Air, MD, died on May 27, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Columbus, OH, she was the oldest of three children of the late John Wesley and Margaret Anne Meyers Raines. Mrs. Herren is survived by her husband of 57 years, William M. Herren; son, Christopher Mallory Herren of Annapolis, MD; daughter, Paula Maureen Snyder of...
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John T. Smith

September 18, 1924 - May 27, 2009

John T. Smith, age 84, of Fayetteville, PA, died on May 27, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, PA. Born in Springville, TN, he was the son of the late Johnie Thomas Smith Sr. and Juliet Elizabeth Doty Smith. After serving as pastor at two churches in Pennsylvania, he served as pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Joppa, MD for 23 years and eleven months. He has been recognized as...
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James W. Davis

May 23, 1928 - May 26, 2009

James W. Davis, age 81, of Abingdon, MD, died on May 26, 2009 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD due to complications from a tractor accident. Born in Abingdon, MD, he was the son of the late James Norman and Mildred Irene Moulsdale Davis, and husband of the late Ann Phillips Davis. A life member of Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, he was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church...
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Lillian Conti

November 11, 1918 - May 25, 2009

Lillian Conti, age 90, of Abingdon, MD, died on May 25, 2009 at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation in Bel Air, MD. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Rose Yanis Beck and wife of the late John Conti Sr. A Harford County resident since 2000, she had worked at Cameo Printing in Brooklyn, NY and enjoyed politics. Mrs. Conti is survived by her son, Peter J. Grant;...
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Charles Hugh Seaman

August 3, 1916 - May 25, 2009

Charles Hugh Seaman, age 92, of Aberdeen, MD, died on May 25, 2009. Beloved husband for 69 years of the late Clarabelle Seaman, devoted father of Robert Stanley Seaman and wife, Carolyn, of Aberdeen, MD; and Charlotte Virginia Mayfield and husband, Arthur M., of Aberdeen, MD. Also survived by six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by...
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Angela Darlyne Barnett

March 19, 1968 - May 25, 2009

Angela Darlyne Barnett, age 41, of Aberdeen, MD, died on May 25, 2009 at her home. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on March 19, 1968, she was the daughter of Bobby W. and Mary J. Fletcher-Schrock Cheek of Aberdeen, MD. A 1985 graduate of Havre de Grace High School. She graduated from Salisbury State University with a BA in Social Work. She worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground as an Equal Opportunity...
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Herman Procell

January 22, 1927 - May 24, 2009

Herman Procell, age 82, of Edgewood, MD, died on May 24, 2009 at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, MD. Born in Noble, LA, he was one of seven children of the late Henry C. and Annie Leone Procell. A 20 year veteran with the U.S. Army, he worked for 26 years with the Ordnance Center and School at Aberdeen Proving Ground. An Edgewood resident for 42 years, he was a deacon at Edgewood Baptist...
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Jessie Hazel Wagner

August 15, 1922 - May 23, 2009

Jessie Hazel Wagner, age 86, of Elkton, MD, died on May 23, 2009 at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elkton, MD. Born in Troutdale, VA, she was the daughter of the late Orley Gordon and Dora Belle Comer Reedy. A 1940 graduate of Bel Air High School, she worked for Sears and retired from there in 1984. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 73 years. Mrs. Wagner is survived by her...
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Charles Louis Brockmeyer, Jr.

September 8, 1949 - May 23, 2009

Charles Louis Brockmeyer Jr., age 59, of Bel Air, MD, died on May 23, 2009 at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Charles Louis Brockmeyer Sr. and Chrystelle Thelma Brewer Brockmeyer of Joppa, MD. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an Eagle Scout from Troop #877 Chartered at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Charlene...
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Charles Louis Brockmeyer, Jr.

September 8, 1949 - May 23, 2009


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Meshack Buddy Meadows, Jr.

October 9, 1936 - May 22, 2009

Meshack "Buddy" Meadows Jr., age 72, of Edgewood, MD, died on May 22, 2009 at Perry Point Veterans Medical Center in Perry Point, MD. Born in Creswell, MD, he was the son of the late Meshack Meadows Sr. and Polly Gibson Meadows. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as an MP and on the U.S. Army All American Pistol Team. He was a lifelong resident of Harford County and a truck driver for...
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Lillian A. Weirauch

May 28, 1920 - May 22, 2009

Lillian A. Weirauch, age 88, of Bel Air, MD, died on May 22, 2009 at her home. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Margaret M. Horn and wife of the late Charles A. Weirauch Sr. She loved her African Gray bird named Boo Boo and was a very caring family person and friendly to all. Mrs. Weirauch is survived by her son, Charles A. Weirauch Jr., and his wife Janice;...
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Edward Preston Burton, Sr.

January 4, 1920 - May 21, 2009

Edward Preston Burton Sr., age 89, died May 21, 2009 at the Berlin Nursing Home surrounded by loved ones. He will be joining his late wife Edith Belle Burton to rest in peace. Born January 4, 1920 in Hamilton, MD, he was the son of the late John C. Burton Sr. and Bessie Bierwirth. He served in the United States Navy before attending the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute to study mechanical...
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Gillard Gil A. Sutherland

August 22, 1926 - May 17, 2009

Gillard "Gil" A. Sutherland, age 82, of Joppa, MD, died on May 17, 2009 at his home. Born in Coeburn, VA, he was the youngest of eleven children of the late George Brittian and Sarah Lavinia Holbrook Sutherland. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country during WWII. He worked in customer sales service for a paper manufacturing company and was a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church in...
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Helen L. Crowl Freeze

December 2, 1908 - May 16, 2009

Helen L. Crowl Freeze, age 100, of White Hall, MD, died on May 16, 2009 at her home. Born in Sullivan, IN, she was the daughter of the late John Hamilton and Maggie Lee Tabor Miller and wife of the late Norman Crowl and John Freeze. A graduate of Oxford Pennsylvania High School, she had worked for Stewarts Department Store as a salesperson. She was the oldest living member of Bethel...
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Allene Salmons

October 10, 1935 - May 16, 2009

Allene Salmons, age 73, of Joppa, MD, died on May 16, 2009 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Matewan, WV, she was the daughter of Cordia McCoy Steele of Joppa, MD and the late Ralph Steele. She had worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground in the supply department. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Salmons is survived by her husband of 57 years, Pearl Salmons Jr. of Joppa, MD; son, Mark...
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Alta Cora Sargable

September 25, 1924 - May 16, 2009

Alta Cora Sargable, age 84, of Aberdeen, MD, died on May 16, 2009 at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverside. Born in Grassy Creek, NC, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Bradford and Rosa Lura Plummer Reedy and wife of the late Vernon Nelson Sargable. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Havre de Grace, MD. Mrs. Sargable is survived by her sons, William Sargable of...
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Eleanore Bobbie Lee Kunkel

May 30, 1927 - May 12, 2009

Eleanore "Bobbie" Lee Kunkel, wife of 60 years of Gerald F. Kunkel of Bel Air, MD. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Bobbie passed at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Bobbie, 81 years old, a Harford County native, and daughter of the late Ruth Walsh and Norman J. Lee of Perryman, attended Perryman Public, St. Stephen School, Notre Dame of Maryland Prep, and was a...
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Herbert N. Pace, Sr.

August 4, 1929 - May 12, 2009

Herbert N. Pace Sr., age 79, of Abingdon, MD, died on May 12, 2009 at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation in Bel Air, MD. Born in Pickens, SC, he was the son of the late Clarice O. and Annie Louise Grant Pace. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served our country during WWII. He was a resident of Harford County since 1975 and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he has served as deacon and on...
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Harrison J. Blackburn

April 12, 1919 - May 12, 2009

Harrison Blackburn, age 90, of Reading, PA, died on May 12, 2009 at Berkshire Center in Reading, PA. Born in West Jefferson, NC, he was one of eleven children, born to the late Mack and Carmen DeBoard Blackburn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving our country in WWII. He married his wife of 62 years, Emily Wilson, in 1947 and they moved to Maryland where they resided for 50 years. He...
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Joe Harry Brewer

October 4, 1939 - May 11, 2009

Joe Harry Brewer, age 69, died at his home in Deal Island, MD, on May 11, 2009. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William George and Christine Levy Brewer. Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Brewer; his children, Bonnie Lynn Foley, Cheryl Ann Vail, Albert John Foley, Jr., Kimberly Ann Helmbrecht, and Nicole Evelyn Brewer-Schwartz; his siblings, Betty Gast, Chrystelle...
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Thelma I. Haviland

December 21, 1934 - May 11, 2009

Thelma I. Haviland, age 74, of Bel Air, MD, died on May 11, 2009 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in Harford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Standiford. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Haviland is survived by her husband, W. Paul Haviland of Bel Air, MD; children, Susan Franz and husband, Mark, P.J. Haviland and wife,...
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Bettie May Rigsby

February 21, 1930 - May 9, 2009

Bettie (Edna) May Rigsby, age 79, of Joppa, MD died on May 9, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Born in Joppa, MD she was the daughter of the late William Carroll and Anna Augusta Benser Ryan. She had worked as a food service worker for the Army, Air Force Exchange Services and loved her family, gardening and baking. Mrs. Rigsby is survived by her husband of 56 years, William H....
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