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Lydia Mae Brown

March 8, 1960 - July 21, 2019

Lydia Mae Brown of Chesapeake City, MD died at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Our Lydia lived her life with spontaneity. She embraced the Brown family's waterman traditions -– Lydia loved nothing better than being outdoors, especially if she was spending her day on the water, crabbing or fishing. (It was said she could shuck oysters faster than any Chester River oysterman!) And like her...
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Anne A. Losten

July 18, 1920 - June 10, 2019

Anne A. Losten, age 98 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 10, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1920 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late John and Julia (Petryshyn) Losten. Anne worked as a treasurer and secretary on her family farm, "Losten's Dairy" which was a wholesale/retail milk business from 1940-1968. She was also a devoted member of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chesapeake...
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Janice Louise Collins

March 13, 1938 - May 22, 2019

Janice Louise Collins, age 81 of Middletown, DE passed away on May 22, 2019. She was born on March 13, 1938 in Beverly, MA to the late George Joseph Fournier and Marguerite (Lake) Fournier. Janice was a woman of faith and was raised Catholic. She was a member of St. Josephs Parish of Middletown, DE for many years. Janice's priority in life was her family. She took great pride in raising her...
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Kirk Edgar Patchel

October 3, 1947 - May 17, 2019

Kirk Edgar Patchel, age 71 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 17, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Media, PA to the late George Edgar Patchel and Helen (Kirkpatrick) Patchel. Kirk was an outdoorsman and lover of life. He had a passion for fishing and bird hunting. He liked horses and women; he loved dogs and, better yet, underdogs. He enjoyed telling...
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Sarah K. DeBenedictis

January 27, 1939 - May 14, 2019

Sarah K. DeBenedictis, age 80 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Born January 27, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, Sarah was the daughter of the late Daniel and S. Katherine (Cavender) Johnson. Sarah was a sports enthusiast and loved talking about all the stats and happenings. Though she enjoyed all sports, she loved football and often rooted for the Baltimore Ravens. She...
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Joseph Franklin Gulick, Jr.

November 8, 1922 - May 6, 2019

Joseph Gulick Jr., who died on May 6, was born in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 1922. He was the second of three children of Annie and Joseph Gulick Sr. Joe grew up in Chevy Chase, Md., and he helped support his family with a newspaper route during the Great Depression. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, Joe went to work for Westinghouse in Baltimore. He married...
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Robert Langley Morris

April 16, 1928 - April 21, 2019

Robert Langley Morris, age 91 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully with his family present on April 21, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1928 in VA to the late John Henry Morris and Ida Wise (Profitt) Morris. Robert was a proud Army veteran of WWII where he served from 1945-1949. He worked as a farm manager at Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City, MD for over 30 years. He later worked for Cecil...
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Melissa Ann Craig

January 3, 1970 - March 28, 2019

Melissa Ann Woolleyhan Craig, known lovingly as "Missy" and "Honey" by her family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 49. Born January 3, 1970 in Elkton, MD, Missy was the daughter of Louise E. Woolleyhan and the late John N. Woolleyhan. Missy had an infectious smile and an enormous heart. She wanted to save the world, even if it was just one person...
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Annette Joan Torre

January 5, 1927 - February 27, 2019

Annette Joan Torre, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away February 27, 2019. She was born January 5, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Mildred Rosa. Annette was devoted to her family. During her professional career she practiced as a beautician. Annette loved knitting and crocheting. She also loved music and was a chorus singer. Annette used to love vacationing in Oyster Bay and...
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Edith Emily Benner

June 24, 1918 - February 15, 2019

Edith E. Benner, age 100, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. She was born on June 24, 1918, in Wilmington, DE to the late Arthur Charles Taylor and Evelyn Louise Pfeiffer Jones. Edith was a homemaker all her life caring for her late husband of 72 years, Wayne M. Benner, and their children and grandchildren. She loved doing ceramics of all kinds, but was...
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Barbara Anne Jefferson

August 30, 1943 - November 30, 2018

Barbara "Barb" Anne Jefferson, age 75, of Cheyney, PA passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Clarence John Branyan and Bessie (Harris) Branyan. Barb grew up in Philadelphia, PA and attended Northeast High School. She worked at Provident Mutual Life Insurance in West Philadelphia. Barb was a member...
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Martin P. Shestock

September 4, 1918 - July 23, 2018

Martin P. Shestock, age 99 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on July 23, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1918 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late Alex Shestock and Anastasia (Kusnevich) Shestock. Martin loved his country and proudly served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theatre. He always wore his WWII Veteran hat with pride and honor. After the war, he pursued a career as a heavy...
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John Richard Tinklepaugh

November 20, 1936 - July 11, 2018

John Richard Tinklepaugh, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2018. John was born in Binghamton, NY on November 20, 1936. He was the son of the late Joseph E. Tinklepaugh, Sr. and Pearl (Fletcher) Tinklepaugh. He grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church, an evangelical church in Binghamton that was formative for him. As a teenage counselor at the Word of Life Camp on Schroon Lake,...
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David Irvin Brookens, Jr.

May 2, 1960 - July 2, 2018

David Irvin Brookens, Jr., age 58 of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. He was born May 2, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to the late David I. Brookens, Sr. and Delsie E. (Gooden) Brookens. Dave was a loving husband and father. He was also a devoted businessman and started his own company "Junkbeegone" in Chesapeake City. Dave kick started the recycling movement in Chesapeake City during...
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Thomas Doherty Byrne

January 12, 1928 - June 20, 2018

Colonel Thomas Doherty Byrne, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on June 20, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born on January 12, 1928 in North East, MD, he was the son of the late Russell F. and Frances M. (Lawrence) Byrne. Tom graduated from high school in Havre de Grace, MD. In January of 1946, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Camp Lee, VA, the Army of Occupation in Germany,...
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Stephanie Ann Shelton

June 6, 1989 - June 14, 2018

Stephanie Ann Shelton, age 29, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born June 6, 1989, Stephanie was the daughter of John W. Shelton, Jr. and Ann M. Dvorak. Stephanie was a loving and caring woman who loved making people laugh. She attended North East High where she was an exceptional student and went on to attend Cecil College where she made Dean's List. Her passion...
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John Robert Wadkins

May 17, 1949 - May 1, 2018

Captain John Robert Wadkins, age 68, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born May 17, 1949 in North Wilkesboro, NC, John was the son of the late Charley and Vera (Minton) Wadkins. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He went on to become a master plumber and working in the industry until his retirement. John was...
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John "Johnny" Dolor

March 3, 1931 - February 14, 2018

John "Johnny" H. Dolor, age 86, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on February 14, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Eulalio and Violet Dolor. John dedicated his life to the dredging industry and the expansion of critical water ways; he was always proud of the unique treasures that he dug up and was elated to share them with his...
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Donald R. Crawford

September 20, 1949 - February 2, 2018

Donald Ray Crawford, age 68, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018. Born in Elkton, MD on September 20, 1949, he was the son of Helen (Sage) Crawford and the late Archie Crawford, Jr. Donald was a factory worker for many years at Inland Container Corporation and Herr's Snacks. He loved reading, specifically biographies and about war history, and was an avid fan of the...
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Marlene Dorothy White

September 9, 1959 - January 26, 2018

Marlene Dorothy White, 58, of Chesapeake City, MD, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 9, 1959 to the late Edward and Doris Bausman. Marlene, a loving mother, caring and giving friend, and a sharing neighbor, was happiest when involved in the lives...
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Nicholas E. Losten

June 16, 1922 - December 20, 2017

Nicholas E. Losten, Age 95, of New Castle DE died peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday December 20, 2017. Mr. Losten was born on June 16, 1922 in Chesapeake City, MD, the son of the late John and Julia Losten. He worked on the family farm, "Losten's Dairy", & was a milk man for the wholesale-retail milk business until its sale in 1968. He then went to work for Pennsupreme Dairy until he...
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Alice Marie Lockerman

December 23, 1946 - November 21, 2017

Alice Marie Lockerman, age 70, of Cecilton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1946, in Warwick, MD to the late Julian T., Sr., and Marion Alice Lawrence Lockerman. Alice worked as a waitress at Jack-n-Helen's Restaurant for over thirty plus years. She would spend her time coloring in adult coloring and design books, listening to bluegrass music or...
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Anna Breza Wasylczuk

January 10, 1927 - November 8, 2017

Anna B. Wasylczuk of Chesapeake City, MD, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Chesapeake City, MD on January 10, 1927 to the late Michael and Katheryn (Mykytyn) Breza. Anna graduated from Chesapeake City High School. In her early years, Anna worked in Wilmington, DE as a secretary for Gravely's Landing Craft and later at Morton Thiokol in...
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Bernice V. LaBelle

July 10, 1939 - November 4, 2017

Bernice V. LaBelle, age 78, formerly of Sussex County, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at York Hospital in York PA. She was born on July 10, 1939, in Richmond, VA to the late Emmett P. and Lucille Haden White. She was a homemaker, devoted to caring for husband, children, and grandchildren. Bernice spent time crocheting blankets and gifts for family and friends, solving crossword...
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James F. Cook III

February 2, 1960 - October 22, 2017

James Francis Cook III, age 57, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on February 2, 1960 in Wilmington, DE to Jaqueline Moore Cook and the late James F. Cook II. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat"; mother, Jacqueline Cook; children, Laura, Jimmy IV, Melissa, Sabrina and Selene, Chris and...
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Amanda Lynn Lockerman

February 7, 1988 - October 15, 2017

Amanda Lynn Lockerman, age 29, of Earleville, MD passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at West Chester Hospital. She was born in Elkton, MD on February 7, 1988 in Elkton, MD to David W. Lockerman and the late Sherry Lynn Manchester Lockerman. She was a special child who enjoyed and lived life to its fullest. She graduated from Elkton High school and worked at Bayside Community network....
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Peter J. Larentowicz

August 6, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Peter J. Larentowicz of Chesapeake City, MD, age 92, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 1925 to the late John Larentowicz and Cecelia (Pawlowski) Larentowicz. Peter is survived by his son, Michael Larentowicz of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and his daughter, Theresa Larentowicz of Drexel Hill, PA as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A Mass...
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Robert B. Banks, Jr.

April 25, 1951 - June 27, 2017

Robert B. Banks, Jr., age 66 of Middletown, DE passed away on June 27, 2017. He was born on April 25, 1951 in Elkton, MD to Mary A. Banks and the late Robert B. Banks, Sr. Robert graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1969. In his early years, he worked at Shaffer's in Chesapeake City, MD from 1965-1969. He was later employed by Eastern Shore Concrete Pipe Company as a welder and foreman...
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Richard Lee Taylor, Jr.

August 21, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Richard Lee Taylor, Jr. age 79 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 2, 2017. He was born on August 21, 1937 in Salisbury, MD to the late Richard Lee Taylor, Sr. and Tillie (Church) Taylor. Richard was a graduate of Wicomico High School and Salisbury College in Salisbury, MD. He obtained his Master's Degree from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He continued his education and took...
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Esther Jean Hartman

October 24, 1940 - May 7, 2017

Esther Jean Hartman, age 76, of Earleville, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by family the morning of May 7, 2017. She was born in Georges Township, Pennsylvania to the late Leo Lewis and Delilah Lewis. Esther worked for both Cecilton Elementary and Georgia Gulf as a secretary. She was also known as a seamstress by her family. However her number one job was simply being a loving mother,...
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John G. Lum, "Jack"

December 29, 1936 - April 25, 2017

John G. Lum, "Jack", age 80, a lifetime resident of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 due to complications following heart surgery. Jack was born on December 29, 1936 to Melvin and Mary Evelyn Kirkpatrick Lum. He enjoyed playing sports as a young man and after finishing school he served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Upon returning to...
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Jack H. Phillips

March 8, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Jack H. Phillips of Chesapeake City, MD, formally of Upland, PA, peacefully passed away on April 7th. He was born on March 8, 1934 in Chester, PA to the late Doris (Morrey) Phillips and Homer Phillips. Jack worked at Reynolds Metals in Chester, PA for 10 years, and retired from Fair Acres Geriatric Center in 1997. He was a lover of horses, and in his younger years worked with many trainers at...
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Norman Jay Carter

August 2, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Norman Jay Carter of Chesapeake City, MD, age 73, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Wilmington, DE and was a lifelong member of Cecil County, MD. Norman was a co-owner and operator of Buttonwood Beach RV Resort in Earleville, MD since 1973. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1967-1968 in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Norman was a member...
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Wilson Frank Gartner

March 15, 1938 - February 20, 2017

Wilson Frank Gartner, age 78 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late, Frank and Madolyn (Wilson) Gartner. Wilson retired from DuPont and was a proud life member of Friendship Fire Department in Woodbury, NJ, serving for over 50 years. In addition, Wilson volunteered at Union Hospital Adult Day Services,...
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Robert "Bob" Frank Ricci

November 12, 1943 - February 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Frank Ricci, 73, of Wilmington, DE, son of the late Augustine "Gus" J. Ricci and Julia C. (Fenza) Ricci of Crum Township, Ridley, PA, passed away Friday, February 18, 2017 at Wilmington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967 including aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War and U.S. Navy Reserve at the former Bainbridge Naval...
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Merlan "Denny" Presnell

November 16, 1950 - February 17, 2017

Merlan D. Presnell, "Dennis," age 66 of Chesapeake City, MD died at home surrounded by family on February 17, 2017. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Penns Grove, NJ to the late Merlan Presnell and Beatrice McGraw. Dennis attended Penns Grove High School. After graduating, he became a teamster in Chester County. He also owned his own business as a painter. Dennis especially loved his home,...
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Bruce Reds Malin

August 7, 1940 - February 2, 2017

Bruce D. "Reds" Malin, age 76, passed away at home Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was born in Phoenixville, PA, on August 7, 1940 to the late Taylor A. Malin and Myrtle A. (Clegg) Malin. Bruce graduated from Phoenixville High School, then went on to serve in the U.S. Army as a MP. He retired from his career as a Sales Manager at Alger Oil in 2006. Bruce pitched fast pitch softball and enjoyed...
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Gene Patrick Ward

June 3, 1931 - November 30, 2016

Gene Patrick "Pat" Ward, 85, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1931, in Elkton, MD, to the late Joseph Vincent Ward and Charlotte Matilda (Hostetter) Ward. Pat graduated from the Jacob Tome Institute in 1949 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953, retiring on May 1, 1964, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He returned to Cecil County...
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Edward T. Dever

September 3, 1944 - November 1, 2016

Edward T. "Ed" Dever, age 72, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born on September 3, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Jane (Black) Dever. Ed served his country proudly in the United States Army. He spent his career working with information technology, specializing in communications and computers. Ed retired from Sun Oil and went on to...
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Florence Lola Sweetman

February 15, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Florence Lola Sweetman, 76, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home. Born February 15, 1940 in Elkton, MD, Florence was the daughter of the late Walter James Case and Florence Lola (Marker) Case. Florence is survived by her five daughters, Carla J. MacDonald and husband, Douglas, of GA, Ellen R. Sweetman of Elkton, MD, Donna L. Laird and husband...
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Debra "Debbie" R. Bailey

March 23, 1954 - September 18, 2016

Debra R. Bailey "Debbie" Debra R. Bailey, "Debbie", age 62 of Warwick, MD passed away on September 18, 2016. She was born on March 23, 1954 in Chester, PA to the late, Raymond D. Armstrong and Cora (Staver) Armstrong. Debbie was a 1972 graduate of Claymont High School where she met her husband, Jim. They married in 1972 during their Easter vacation. Debbie's main priority in life was...
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Carla Coutts Miners

June 25, 1943 - August 20, 2016

Carla Coutts Miners, age 73 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on August 20, 2016. She was born on June 25, 1943 in Abington, PA to the late, Charles and Marian Bond. Carla was a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She worked as the Director of Marketing at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA and later worked as the Advertising Design Director for Philadelphia Magazine. Most...
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Helen Maureen Davis

December 15, 1953 - August 17, 2016

Helen Maureen Davis, age 62 of Elkton, MD formerly of Horsham, PA, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2016. She was born on December 15, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA to the late, John J. Hagan and Helen Olga (Leschinski) Hagan. After graduating college, Helen worked for hospitals and doctors. She was married in 1973 to John Davis of Hatboro, PA. Helen was a caring, compassionate, and...
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Olga Hotra Boshonek

June 3, 1926 - July 21, 2016

Olga Hotra Boshonek, 90, of Elkton, MD passed away on July 21, 2016. Born June 3, 1926 in Chesapeake City, MD, Olga was the daughter of the late, Alexander Hotra and Tekla (Podwirna) Hotra.Olga was married to John Boshonek at St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church on the Lower East Side of New York City on October 11, 1947. John had served as a Seaman's First Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII...
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Joyce Ann Tatman Schafer

February 5, 1946 - June 19, 2016

Joyce Tatman Schafer, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was born February 5, 1946, in Wilmington, DE to the late Charles P. and Madaline Richter Tatman. Joyce grew up in Chesapeake City MD and graduated from the Bohemia Manor H.S. She then spent two years at the Towson College in Baltimore, but chose to return back home to marry and settle down. She...
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Christine Elizabeth Stapp

June 9, 1933 - May 23, 2016

Christine Elizabeth Stapp, age 82, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on May 23, 2016 at her home. She was born on June 9, 1933 in Earleville, MD to the late Albert M. and Agnes L. Moffett Rehfuss. Christine is survived by her son, Joseph Stapp of Olathe, KS; sister, Maryanne Amirikian and her husband, Richard, of Centreville, MD; and three grandchildren: Samantha Stapp, Paula Stapp, and...
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Anna Maria "Anaka" Taylor

December 5, 1934 - May 21, 2016

Anna Maria Nauts Taylor, known as Anaka Taylor, of Delray Beach, FL, passed peacefully at her daughter's home in Chesapeake City, MD on Saturday, May 21, 2016. She was born December 5, 1934, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to the late Jan and Christina Hopman Nauts. A model, born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, she was on a ship traveling back to The Netherlands after spending time...
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Peter Donald Hughes

May 31, 1951 - May 10, 2016

Peter Donald Hughes, 64, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on May 10, 2016. He was born May 31, 1951 in New London, CT. Peter graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received a Master's degree in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts. He worked the last 37 years for DPL/PEPCO. Pete loved cooking gourmet meals for his family, boating, and spending time at his family...
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Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr.

December 28, 1944 - April 8, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" F. Kaper, Jr., 71, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. Born December 28, 1944 in Scranton, PA, Bernie was the son of the late Bernard F. Kaper Sr. and the late Nellie (Berpeisti) Kaper. He was also proceeded in death by his son Brandon F. Kaper. Bernie enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and hunting; his most cherished time was spent with his family and...
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John N. Woolleyhan

December 20, 1947 - February 11, 2016

John N. Woolleyhan, age 68 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on February 11, 2016. Born on December 20, 1947 to the late William B. Woolleyhan and Florence H. (Brown) Woolleyhan of Elkton, MD. John attended Middletown High School and later went on to work for Operating Engineer Local in Baltimore, MD from 1967-1973. John is survived by his wife, Diane (Cook) Woolleyhan; daughter, Melissa...
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Darlene J. Speed

December 17, 1941 - December 26, 2015

Darlene J. Speed, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 17, 1941 in Charleston, WV, Darlene was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Isabelle (Jarrell) Brown. Darlene was employed as a seamstress at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. She was a volunteer for the Northern Chesapeake Hospice and was recognized by them as a dedicated volunteer....
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Jean A. Lushis

September 25, 1935 - October 10, 2015

Jean A. Lushis, age 80, of Earleville, MD passed away on October 10, 2015. Jean was born in West Hazelton, PA on September 25, 1935 to the late Ignatius and Sophia Witkowski. Jean worked as a cook for New Castle County, Delaware Public Schools. She enjoyed aqua aerobics at the YMCA in Elkton, MD. Jean was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church in Chesapeake City, MD. She is survived by her...
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Steven Grant Cianelli

September 20, 1955 - September 26, 2015

Steven Grant Cianelli, 60, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday September 26, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD on September 20, 1955, the son of Gus Thomas Cianelli and the late Lois Marie Cianelli. He retired in 1998 from Constar Corporation where he worked in heating and air conditioning. His hobbies included working on classic cars. He will be dearly missed by his family. Surviving are his...
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Mary Ann Teresa Clark

October 3, 1960 - September 16, 2015

Mary Ann Teresa Clark, 54, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away September 16, 2015 at her home. She is survived by her beloved companion of 13 years, Ray Thropp; two sons, Michael Stillwell and Joseph Clark; and two daughters, Maryann Giannotti and Jillian Clark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday September 19, 2015 at St. Kevin Catholic Church, 200 W. Sproul...
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Joseph John Angell, Jr.

September 25, 1942 - September 8, 2015

Joseph John Angell, Jr., age 72, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September, 8, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 25, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA. Joe served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 128th Infantry, 103rd Engineers, for 8 years. He worked as a Union Carpenter for Local 1595, Norristown, PA. for 35 years. He worked on various...
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Jeannette M. Geary

May 10, 1924 - September 7, 2015

Jeannette M. (Sharpley) Geary, 91, completed her journey to be with the Lord at sunrise on Labor Day morning, September 7, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones at home on the Elk River in Chesapeake City, MD. Jeannette will be cherished and remembered by her children Paula Castelline (Henry), and Doug Geary (Patti), grandchildren, Constance Jefferson (George), Michael, Christopher, and Leigh...
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Samuel Francis du Pont

April 13, 1930 - August 3, 2015

Samuel Francis du Pont, 85, of Georgetown, MD, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE on April 13, 1930, Sam was the son of the late Ernest and Anne (Thompson) du Pont. Among the numerous organizations Sam was active with, he was most notably known for formerly holding office as the Cecil County Sheriff during the early 1970s. Sam is survived by his sons, Richard Eric...
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Janice C. Shanahan

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

Janice Shanahan, age 70 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 18, 2015 after a short illness. Janice was born on May 6, 1945 in Elkton, Maryland and lived most of her life in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Janice spent the majority of her life in the Maryland/Delaware area and grew up on the north side of Chesapeake City on Biddle Street until moving to the south side on Bethel Road in the 1960's. ...
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Mary Frances Garvey Thomas

April 29, 1928 - July 17, 2015

Mary Frances Garvey Thomas passed away July 17, 2015 at the grand age of 87 in the home of her daughter, Sara. Mary was born in County Sligo, Ireland on April 29, 1928. She was the eldest child of John and Ellen Flemming Garvey. After surviving a major illness as a child, she left Ireland at age 18 to study nursing in England, She worked in many hospitals in the OR, burn units and plastic...
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Donald L. "Don" Niehouse

October 20, 1939 - July 14, 2015

Donald L. (Don) Niehouse, 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 14, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Kansas City, MO on October 20, 1939, Don was the son of the late Louis and Ina Niehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Morse Code radio man on the carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, and retired as a plant manager, working in the plastics industry. He will be remembered as a man...
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Paul S. Podolak

March 8, 1931 - July 3, 2015

Paul S. Podolak, 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away July 3, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Wilmington, DE on March 8, 1931, Paul was the son of the late Stephen and Anna Shatynski Podolak. He graduated in 1948 from Wilmington High School and during that time played football, basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he worked for Wilmington Trust and Electric Hose and Rubber Co. He...
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Barbara Nell Park

September 2, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Barbara Nell Park, 86, of Elkton, MD, passed away at her home April 10, 2015. Born in Gifford, IL on September 2, 1928, Barbara was the daughter of the late Allie and Cora Lambert Wells. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 62 years, Barbara was active in various church groups and sang in the choir for over 55 years. Barbara enjoyed playing the piano, playing cards and sewing. Time...
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John Trush

November 1, 1924 - February 11, 2015

John Trush, age 90, a lifelong resident of Chesapeake City, passed away February 11, 2015 at William Hill Manor in Easton, MD. Born on November 1, 1924, John was the son of the late Phillip and Mary Malinowski Trush. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II under General George Patton. John worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for many years, where he worked extensively...
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Nancy Norris Carlton

June 22, 1931 - February 11, 2015

Nancy Norris Carlton, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Regal Heights Rehabilitation Care in Hockessin, DE. She was born June 22, 1931 in North East, MD to the late Howard and Elsie (Smith) Loller. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Walter; daughters, Susan Louise Carlton of Elkton, MD, Mary Carol Honey of Newark, DE, and Joanne Carlton...
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Fay E. Bennett Rodgers

August 6, 1951 - January 16, 2015

Fay Bennett Rodgers, 63, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Union Hospital. Born August 6, 1951 in Elkton, MD, Fay was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Secord) Bennett. She was a lifelong employee of the Bayard House where she worked as a server. She was very passionate about serving her customers well and always remembered their drinks. In her free time...
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Audrey Jean Wadkins

December 10, 1942 - December 25, 2014

Audrey Jean Wadkins, 72, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away ay Genesis Healthcare December 25, 2014. Born in Bradford, VT on December 10, 1942, Audrey was the daughter of the late Earnest and Nina Covey. She was a homemaker, and also worked at various stores and factories during her life. She had many interests, including crabbing and fishing, going to yard sales and auctions and growing...
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Charles Henry Breza, Sr.

May 5, 1936 - December 13, 2014

Charles Henry Breza, Sr., age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. He was born May 5, 1936 in Elkton, MD to the late John and Monica (Schrieber) Breza. Charles attended Salesianum High School and graduated 1954. During 1955, Charles started his business Breza Communications Co. where he repaired televisions,...
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M. Ralph Kelly

January 6, 1937 - November 23, 2014

M. Ralph Kelly, age 77, of Chesapeake City, MD died on November 23, 2014 For forty years, Ralph was first an employee and then the owner of B.F. Frazer and Son of Philadelphia, PA. He worked at Robbins Motor Transportation of Eddystone, PA for eleven years and Tidal Creek Growers of Earleville, MD for five years. He was a member of Lodge No. 2, F & A.M. Masons of Philadelphia since 1964 and of...
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Roy S. Mann, Jr.

December 23, 1926 - November 7, 2014

Roy S. Mann, 87, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away November 7, 2014. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Missouri when the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II. He was a strong supporter of all veterans and was past Commander of Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687. He was also a former mayor of Chesapeake City and three term Councilman. Her is survived by his...
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Emily L. Given

April 13, 1924 - October 20, 2014

Emily L. Given, 90, of Conowingo, MD, formerly a lifetime member of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014. Born April 13, 1924 in Wilmington, DE, Emily was the daughter of the late Robert and Marian Given. Emily was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD, where she was the treasurer of the Sunday school and also a member of the Choir...
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Theresa Faye Shivery-Wadkins

June 5, 1962 - September 22, 2014

Theresa Faye Shivery-Wadkins, age 52, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home in Chesapeake City, MD surrounded by her family and friends. She was born June 5, 1962 in Elkton, MD to the late Joseph Shivery and Inez (Forester) Shivery. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charles "Chuck" Wadkins, mother Inez Shivery, sons Joseph Wadkins and fiancé Kelsea...
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Paul R. Rodgers, Sr.

April 26, 1928 - September 2, 2014

Paul R. Rodgers, Sr., 86, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Born April 26, 1928 in Tyronne, PA, Paul was the son of the late Paul H. Grace G. Rodgers. Paul became a Merchant Marine when he was sixteen years old; after traveling over the seas, he returned home and began his career as an Owner/Operator Trucker. Paul loved going to auctions, yard sales and was...
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Harry E. "Butch" Caleb

June 28, 1937 - August 28, 2014

Harry E. Caleb "Butch", age 77, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late James and Annie Caleb. He retired from Chrysler Newark Assembly Plant in 1989. Harry enjoyed the friendships he had with the members of the VFW Post 7687, in Chesapeake City. Harry enjoyed traveling and one of his favorite places to go...
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Anna Brown Williams

February 7, 1928 - August 6, 2014

Anna Brown Williams, 86, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at Abbey Manor. She was born on Feb 07, 1928, the daughter of the late Belford Howard Brown and Alicia Broadwater Brown. Anna went to work at Aberdeen Proving Ground shortly after her high school graduation and worked in various capacities for a number of years and also worked at the Back...
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Edward D. Simm

March 23, 1949 - July 15, 2014

Edward D. Simm, 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away at his home July 15, 2014. Born in Altoona, PA on March 23, 1949, Ed was the son of the late Fred and Jean Simm. He retired from Verizon after 33 years of service. He enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His greatest joy was spending time with his family who will dearly miss him. Surviving are his wife of...
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Michele "Shelley" Garcia

February 13, 1961 - May 24, 2014

Michele Francine (Shelley) Garcia, 53, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away unexpectedly May 24, 2014 at Union Hospital. Born in Joppatowne, MD on February 13, 1961, Shelley was the daughter of Howard Smith and the late Mildred Smith. She was a graduate of Joppatowne High School, had worked at the Cecil Whig and most recently at the National Bank of Rising Sun. ...
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Robert Stuart Bean, USAF (Ret.)

October 1, 1921 - May 9, 2014

Major Robert Stuart Bean, (USAF, Ret.), 92, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully May 9, 2014 at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1921, Robert was the son of the late Herbert S. and Marguerite Diffenbach Bean. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after a distinguished career as a multi-engine combat pilot, flying in both the Pacific Theater during the Second...
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William R. "Bill" Stubbs

September 4, 1934 - May 1, 2014

William R. Stubbs, 79, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully May 1, 2014 at Abbey Manor Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Bill was born in Elkton on September 4, 1934, the son of the late Harry Van Dyke M Stubbs and Madeline Sykes Stubbs. Bill attended Salisbury University for 2 years before transferring to the University of...
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Tegan Lee Clugston

February 27, 2014 - March 27, 2014

Tegan Lee Clugston, 1 month infant daughter of Timothy Lee Clugston and Amanda Elizabeth Thompson of Elkton, passed away unexpectedly March 27, 2014. Tegan was born on February 27, 2014 and, in addition to her parents, is survived by her sister Tori Swope, grandparents Tim Clugston and Tina Foster, Darla Thompson and Mike Durr, Jerry Thompson and Sharon Basham, and Misty Simm; great...
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Dorothy M Brandenberger

December 20, 1929 - March 22, 2014

Dorothy M. Brandenberger, age 84, formerly of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA. Memorial services will be held at 1PM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Town Point United Methodist Church, 61 Port Herman Rd., Chesapeake City, MD 21915. Visitors may call from noon to 1PM. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family....
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Joseph Zappo, Jr.

August 26, 1930 - March 18, 2014

Joseph Zappo, Jr., age 83, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born August 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph, Sr., and Rosemarie (Cistone) Zappo. Joe worked for DuPont for 34 years at various positions, with his last title the job he loved the most, safety manager at the Chestnut...
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Stella Blendy

January 7, 1920 - February 23, 2014

Stella (Maksyn) Blendy, 94, died peacefully at ST. Francis Country House in Darby, PA on Sunday February 23, 2014. Stella was born on January 7, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Michael and Anna (Baran) Maksyn. The family moved to the Ukrainian Community in Chesapeake City in 1922, here Stella was raised with her sisters Mary Maksyn Kataryna, Pauline Telenko, Mildred Hotra and Helen...
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George T. Stubbs, Jr.

March 27, 1935 - January 18, 2014

George T. Stubbs, Jr., age 78, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 18, 2014. George was born on March 27, 1935 in Elkton, MD to the late George T. and Dorothy C. (Loveless) Stubbs. George attended Chesapeake City High School, and later served in the US Marine Corps from 1953-1956 as a wire man during the Korean War. When he returned he found what he greatly enjoyed was farming and trucking....
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Marvin D. Moore

August 12, 1959 - November 12, 2013

Marvin D. Moore, 54, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Christiana Hospital. Born August 12, 1959 in Elkton, MD, Marvin was the son of the late Howard and Alice (Jones) Moore. He dedicated 28 years of his life to serving the Cecil County School District as a facilities maintenance worker. Marvin is survived by five brothers, Eugene and his wife, Jeffra of...
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Alice Specht

October 17, 1926 - October 17, 2013

Alice Specht, 87, of Chesapeake City, MD, formerly of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013. Born October 17, 1926 in Covington, KY, Alice was the daughter of the late William and Ann (Morrison) Fraser, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. Alice was always proud of her early work as the executive secretary to the Vice President of Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company. She...
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Mary Helen "Dolly" Brown

February 27, 1929 - October 11, 2013

Mary Helen "Dolly" Brown, nee Goss, died peacefully Friday morning October 11, 2013 at home with her children at her side. Born in Baltimore on February 27, 1929, Dolly was the daughter of the late Andrew and Regina Goss. She was preceded in death by Francis P. "Brownie" Brown, her loving husband of 55 years. Dolly is survived by her eight children: Frank Brown (Jude), Jim Brown, Amy Brown,...
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Evelyn Elizabeth "Betty" Holland

May 17, 1930 - August 19, 2013

Evelyn Elizabeth "Betty" Holland, 83, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away August 19, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born in Prince Frederick, MD on May 17, 1930, Betty was the daughter of the late Samuel Harrison and Thelma Buck Buckmaster. Betty was a homemaker who loved to cook. She was a life member of VFW Chesapeake City Post 7687. Betty will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Betty...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Alderson

November 23, 1935 - July 8, 2013

Elizabeth O. "Betty" Alderson, age 77, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Monday, July 8, 2013. She was born in Kirkwood, Delaware on November 23, 1935; and was the youngest of nine children born to Harvey and Mabel Ogden. Betty graduated from Middletown High School in 1953. Betty met her wonderful husband Robert L. Alderson at a Valentine's dance and they married on September 8, 1956. She...
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Thomas Taylor Trussell

June 12, 1928 - July 2, 2013

Thomas Taylor Trussell, 85, of Warwick, MD, passed away suddenly at his home July 2, 2013. Tom was born in Baltimore, MD on June 12, 1928 the firstborn of Edward and Mary Virginia Siefers Trussell. He grew up in Western Maryland and attended school in the New Windsor area. He was always known to be a hard worker, taking on jobs to help support the family from a very young age. One of his first...
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John Edward Ensor, Jr.

January 15, 1955 - June 12, 2013

John E. Ensor, Jr., 58, of Earleville, MD, passed away June 12, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD on January 15, 1955, John was the son of John and Betty Lou Ensor. He worked at Gray and Sons as a mechanic for 23 years. He enjoyed fishing and military history and was devoted to his "babies", the family cats. John will be remembered as a wonderful husband and great friend. In...
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Sheila Ann Butler Couden Crabtree

June 20, 1949 - June 11, 2013

Sheila Ann Butler Couden Crabtree, 63 of Clarkston MI passed away at home surrounded by family. Sheila battled lung cancer for 7 long years. Sheila was born in Chesapeake City MD on June 20th 1949 to the late Frank and Alva Mae Butler Johnson. Sheila worked hard for many years at various jobs. Sheila loved to watch the weather channel and keep up on the weather not only in her state of MI but...
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Jack Evans

November 7, 1938 - June 1, 2013

John "Jack" Evans, age 74, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 while surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born November 7, 1938 to the late John and Marion (Bakeoven) Evans. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church of Chesapeake City, MD, the Chesapeake City Lions Club, and the Upper Eastern Shore Anglers. He was also a volunteer in helping take...
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Dale O. Daubert

July 6, 1934 - May 30, 2013

Dale O. Daubert, of Chesapeake City, MD and formerly of Palmyra, PA, died Wednesday, May 30, 2013, after an eight-year battle with leukemia. He was born in Palmyra on July 6, 1934 to Joseph and Hazel Hartz Daubert. He was a military policeman in Korea from 1955 until 1957. He was the president of Bowman's Insurance Agency until his retirement in 1991. He was a past president of Palmyra Rotary...
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Michelle Lee Wallace

October 27, 1979 - May 9, 2013

Michelle Lee Wallace, 33, of Chesapeake City, MD, formerly of Prospect Park, PA, passed away suddenly May 9 at her home. Born in Upland, PA on October 27, 1979, Michelle was the daughter of Linda and Glenn Osborne of Chesapeake City. She was a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School and was a talented freelance photographer, most recently specializing in photographing various musical groups. She...
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Philip C. Dube

May 29, 1927 - May 3, 2013

Philip Dube, of Brunswick ME, passed away Friday, May 3, 2103. He was the son of Philip and Alice (Laviguer) Dube. In Philip's younger years he was an Eagle Scout and worked in his father's store. He was a star football player on the Brunswick High Football team until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. Philip served on a destroyer in the Pacific. Upon returning home he attended the...
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November 12, 1937 - May 3, 2013

Jean "Gigi" Ritter, age 75, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Earleville, MD on November 12, 1937, Jean was the daughter of the late Earl and Hilda (King) Lockwood. Jean graduated from Cecilton High School in 1955 then went on to work for the DuPont Company. When Jean and her loving husband, Jack started a family, Jean took great pride in raising her family at...
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Catherine Staworsky Shelton

April 8, 1938 - April 25, 2013

Catherine Staworsky Shelton age 75, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She was born on April 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD and lived in Chesapeake City, MD. Catherine was a dedicated paraeducator for 30 years for Cecil County Public Schools. Her diligent work at Thompson Estates and Holly Hall Elementary schools was committed to helping children with special...
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Wesley Mason Durrett

July 1, 1933 - March 25, 2013

Wesley Mason Durrett, 79, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away at home March 25, 2013. Services will be held Saturday March 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George St., Chesapeake City, MD 21915 with a visitation 1 hour prior. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687 or First Presbyterian...
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George R. "Lovie" WIlliams

January 12, 1924 - February 18, 2013

Mr. George R. (Lovie) Williams, 89, of Chesapeake City, MD, died February 18, 2013 at Laurelwood Care Center. Mr. Williams lived his life in Delaware and Chesapeake City, MD. He worked on the roads for the State of Maryland and also was a farmer. He loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being ornery, therefore the name Lovie. He was very loving and caring and will be deeply missed. He was...
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Stephen Luzetsky

September 20, 1922 - December 25, 2012

Stephen Luzetsky, 90, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away at his home December 25, 2012. A lifelong resident of Chesapeake City, Stephen was born on September 20, 1922, the son of the late Alexander and Martha Luzetsky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. Steve worked for many years at G.M. until his retirement. He was a lifelong and very active and dedicated...
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