Celebrity Obituaries

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Phyllis E. Sheckells

July 25, 1943 - July 18, 2017

Phyllis Evonne Sheckells of Havre de Grace died Tuesday, 18 July at the University of MD. She was 73. Born in Ashe County, NC she was the daughter of the late William M. & Zula (Taylor) Fender. She is survived by her husband Mark Sheckells, Sons Mark, Robert and Tony Sanders, Brothers Claude, Herb and Jack Fender, Sister Imagine Haney, and several grandchildren. In addition to her parents,...
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John J. Vitak

October 23, 1946 - July 14, 2017

John Joseph Vitak, age 70, of Level, MD, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at home surrounded by family. He was born in Baltimore to the late John Richard and Elena (Matarozza) Vitak on October 23, 1946. John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol (Stearn) Vitak; daughter Michelle Deaner, husband Richard; son Anthony "Tony" Vitak, wife Amy; Brother Joseph Vitak, wife Debbie;...
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Abelardo Castro Napenas

August 12, 1924 - July 14, 2017

ABELARDO DE CASTRO NAPEÑAS "Hello, Hello, Hello!" For more than 90 years Abelardo Napeñas, with his ever present beaming smile, warmed the heart of every person he met. Age 92, Abelardo passed away peacefully near his home in Aberdeen, Md. A dedicated family man, Abe was born August 12, 1924 in Bangar, La Union to Macario and Maria Napeñas. He married his friend and love of...
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Elaine Todd

June 20, 1936 - July 13, 2017

G. Elaine Todd of Aberdeen died Thursday, July 13 at the Sen. Bob Hooper House. She was 81. Born in Baltimore she was the daughter of the late Emmett D. & Clara L. (Keller) Tobin and wife of the late Gene M. Todd, Sr. who passed in 1994. A homemaker, Mrs. Todd had worked at the Aberdeen Florist and Walmart in Aberdeen and she loved going to various tea rooms in the area. She was an active...
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Pam Jean Vacek

February 15, 1970 - July 10, 2017

Pam Jean Vacek of Perryman died Monday, July 8 at Harford Memorial Hospital. She was 47. Born in Maryland she was the daughter of Phyllis and the late William Sanders. Mrs. Vacek worked at Lorien @ Bel Air. She loved to just get in her car and drive. Pam enjoyed gardening, going to yard sales, flea Markets, eating seafood and loved to swim at the pool. She is survived by her children, Brandon...
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Julia Anne Bowman

May 21, 1958 - July 8, 2017

Julia Anne Bowman of Aberdeen died Saturday, July 8 at the University of MD. She was 59. Born in Baltimore, MD she was the daughter of the late William D. & Anne (Yates) Bowman. Ms. Bowman was the former owner and operator of Bowman's Butcher Shop. She had a love of gardening. She is survived by her sons, Benjamin Johnson of Lancaster, PA and Andrew Johnson of Havre de Grace, MD; daughter,...
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Alan Francis Eiler

September 22, 1951 - July 5, 2017

Alan Francis Eiler of Aberdeen died Wednesday, July 5 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 65. Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of Lillian (Barnes) Eiler of Aberdeen and the late Francis Eiler. Since his retirement as a nurse at Father Martins Ashley, Alan enjoyed camping all over the country and spending time with family. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Swope of...
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Hazel S. Archer

August 21, 1921 - July 2, 2017

Hazel Hessney Archer of Aberdeen, Maryland died peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by family, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 2. Hazel would have been 96 years old next month. She was married for 55 years to Major Bruce Archer, Jr. who died in 2000. She is survived by her son, Michael Archer of South Park, Pennsylvania (Beth Archer), and daughter, Eva Archer-Smith of...
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Mary Katherine Wiles

July 10, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Mary Katherine Wiles of Edgewood died Tuesday, June 27 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was 82. Born in Saltville, VA she was the daughter of the late John E. Call and Maime O. (Davidson) Hart and the wife of the late William R. Wiles. She is survived by her sons, Chuck, John and Scott Wiles all of Aberdeen and Jeff Wiles of Edgewood; daughters, Wanda Martin of Perryville and Sue Wiles of...
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Dannielle Jewel Williams

July 17, 1967 - June 11, 2017

Dannielle Jewel Williams of Aberdeen died Sunday, June 11 in Berlin, MD. She was 49. Born in Waukesha, WI she is survived by her husband of 15 years, David L. Williams; mother, Jewel (Joustra) Schroetter and grandmother Faith Joustra. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Schroetter. Mrs. Williams was a Veterinary Tech for the Fallston Vet Clinic. She was the Vice President of the Delmarva...
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Ruth Marie Macomber

March 28, 1926 - June 9, 2017

Ruth Marie Austin Macomber died peacefully at the Harford Memorial Hospital on June 9, 2017. She was ninety-one years young. She was the beloved wife of the late Webster Macomber, Sr., of Delta Pennsylvania, and Aberdeen Maryland, and is survived by their two children, Anya Macomber Stapleton of Annapolis and Webster Macomber, Jr. of Webster, Wisconsin. She is also survived by six grandchildren;...
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Thomas Joseph McLaughlin

July 11, 1942 - June 8, 2017

Thomas Joseph McLaughlin died on June 8, 2017 at Hart Heritage Assisted Living facility after a short illness. Tom was born on July 11, 1942 in Pittston, PA to the late Joseph John McLaughlin and the late Anne Marie (Watson) McLaughlin. He graduated from Aberdeen High School. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore Law School. He worked at the University of Maryland as the...
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Margaret Ann Guyton

May 19, 1927 - June 3, 2017

Margaret Ann Guyton of Havre de Grace died Saturday, June 3 at Bel Air Health & Rehabilitation. She was 90. Born in Elkridge, MD she was the daughter of the late Sydney A. & Lydia Smith, Jr. Ms. Guyton had several occupations over the years; the last one was helping her son run a motel in the White Marsh area. She enjoyed reading and watching TV. She is survived by her sons; Charles E. Thomas...
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Richard Franklin DeWeese

September 17, 1943 - May 29, 2017

Richard Franklin DeWeese, 73, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home in Churchville, Md. Born and raised in Havre de Grace, he was the eldest son of the late Franklin Allen and Edith Marie DeWeese. Mr. DeWeese is survived by his wife, Beverly, stepson, John Twele and wife, Deborah, granddaughter, Isabella, brother, C. Allen DeWeese and wife Katie, sister Patricia Mary Logan and husband,...
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Ella Alice Walker

December 26, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Ella Alice Walker, daughter of the late Linda May Bond was born on December 26, 1934 in Havre de Grace Md. She departed this life on Thursday May 25, 2017 at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace Md. She was 82 years old. Alice was educated in the Harford County School System. She was employed for a number of years at the Holiday Inn in Aberdeen Md. where she worked in the housekeeping dept. ...
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Joseph G. Cardiff

November 11, 1954 - May 19, 2017

Joseph Gerard Cardiff died at his home on May 19, 2017, after a struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Joe was born on November 11, 1954, in Shenandoah, PA. A lifelong resident of Harford County, he began his education at the Havre de Grace Special School before the opening of the John Archer School. He graduated from John Archer in 1976 an, and thereafter received outstanding vocational and...
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Josephine A. Drozdoski

November 20, 1937 - May 16, 2017

Josephine Ann "Joan" Drozdoski of Aberdeen died Tuesday, May 16 at Hummingbird Manor. She was 79. Born in Shenandoah, PA she was the daughter of the late Benjamin & Eva (Skirchak) Witkowski. Having worked in the Accounting Department at APG, she retired after 25 years. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerome A. Drozdoski of...
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Thomas Tabb, Jr.

January 17, 1955 - May 13, 2017

Thomas H. Tabb, Jr., 62, of Havre de Grace, died on May 13, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son Nancy Sutton Tabb and the late Thomas H. Tabb, Sr. Tommy Tabb is survived by his mother, Nancy S. Tabb; his sisters: Barbara Tabb of Bel Air and Elizabeth Caldwell of Perryville; nephew, Ryan Caldwell and niece, Lauren Caldwell. Tommy was a long time Harford County resident and a John...
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Margaret T. Connelly

September 24, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Peggy (Brasuell) Connelly, 88, of Bel Air, MD, passed away May 13th, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Ridgway, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Appalonia (Lenze) Brasuell. She was the wife of the late Eugene Arthur 'Archie' Connelly, whom she married in 1953. She was predeceased by a son Kevin, a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Mary Ann and Ruth. Peggy...
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Thomas E. Shifflett

February 1, 1962 - May 6, 2017


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Delores Faye Dotson

January 27, 1949 - May 2, 2017

Delores F. Dotson passed away on Tuesday May, 2, 2017 at her residence. She was 68. Born in Havre de Grace, MD she was the daughter of the late Charles Jordan and Annie Lee. She was predeceased by her husband Delmer L. Dotson, Sr., Brother David Jordan, Sisters Elizabeth Hemric and Dorothy Blake. She is survived by her Sons Bobby Dotson of North Carolinia, Delmer Dotson, Jr. of Street, MD and...
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Margaret Morgan McGee

December 14, 1942 - April 29, 2017

Margaret Morgan McGee passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 at Upper Chesapeake Hospital of a brain aneurysm. Margie is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth L. McGee and also by her daughter Sheila. Margie was born in Baltimore, MD on December 14, 1942. Margie worked most of her years with the Victory Cab Company. Margie enjoyed sitting in the sun and going for walks and simply enjoyed her...
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Robert B. Marshall IV

September 21, 1956 - April 26, 2017

Robert B. Marshall, IV, 60, of Aberdeen died April 26, 2017. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD, the son of Robert B. Marshall III and Isabella England Marshall. He was raised and educated in Cecil County, living in the same home of the three preceding Robert B. Marshall's in the area known as Battle Swamp. Upon graduation from Perryville High School in 1974, he joined the U. S. Marine Corps. ...
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Paula Marie Wagman Ewing

December 11, 1971 - April 23, 2017

Paula Marie Wagman Ewing, 45, of Aberdeen was welcomed into her Eternal Home on Sunday April 23, 2017, after a brave fight at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Paula was affectionately known as "Dear" by her loving husband, Alan L. Ewing. Throughout 13 years of marriage, they shared their love and their home with Snoopy, Pugsly, Sheila, and Maggie. In addition to her...
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Phyllis J. Ward

October 28, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Phyllis J. Ward formerly of Aberdeen died Friday, April 21 at her daughter's home in Florida, where she had been living for the past eight years. She was 88. Born in Delaware she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Ross) Julian and wife of the late William B. Ward. A member of the Aberdeen American Legion, Mrs. Ward had been a volunteer at PPVAMC for many years. She is survived by her...
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Marion Starr Miller

May 7, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Marion Starr Miller of Aberdeen passed away at the age of 91 on Monday, April 17, 2017 peacefully with her family at her side. She was born in Lancaster, PA on May 7, 1925 and was the daughter of Roy C. and Emma M. Starr. Marion married "the boy next door" and was the loving, devoted wife of the late Charles K. Miller, Jr. She attended Grove Presbyterian Church and was a member for over...
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Floyd A. Combs

July 7, 1935 - April 16, 2017

Floyd Alfred "Bud" Combs passed away April 16, 2017 (Easter Morning) at his home of 60 years. He was 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Christene and his devoted and loving son David Dwight Combs and his wife Margaret. Also, he is survived by a brother, Dwight David Combs, four sisters: Helen, Sue, Lois (Kenny) and Nancy. Also, two sisters-in-law: Irene Harrison and Mary Ellen...
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David Bruce Riddle

April 17, 1951 - April 15, 2017

David B. Riddle died Saturday, April 15 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton where he has been a patient since suffering from a stroke on November 28, 2011. He was 65. Born in Baltimore he was the son of the late Kenneth L. & Mildred (Davenport) Riddle, Sr. After graduating from Aberdeen High School in 1969, he went on to graduate in 1972 from Harford Community College with an Associate's Degree....
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Tomey H. Proffitt

March 22, 1931 - April 14, 2017


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Francis A. McAllister

January 8, 1920 - April 12, 2017

Francis McAllister was born in Pylesville, Maryland, the oldest of four children, to Whitmer McAllister and Lottie (Devoe) McAllister. He spent much of his youth working the family farm and joined the National Guard in 1938. He served two years before then enlisting in the US Army in 1940. Francis served his country during WWII as Staff Sergeant in Company D, 115th Infantry, 29th Division....
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Mary Elizabeth Wilkes

February 18, 1949 - April 10, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Wilkes died Monday, April 10 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 68. Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Fitzgerald. A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she enjoyed crocheting, bird watching, spending time with her family, her cat Precious and being outside with her friends and family. She also enjoyed greeting all of the neighborhood kids in the...
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Lore Annemarie Weaver

November 10, 1929 - March 31, 2017

Lore Annemarie Weaver, formerly of Churchville, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 31. Born and raised in Kassel, Germany where she worked as nurse before coming to the United States as a military wife. She continued to volunteer her services throughout her husband's career. She ultimately retired after 20 years from the retail industry as a store manager. Lore and her husband enjoyed...
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Paul Kenneth Shutt, Jr.

December 9, 1926 - March 30, 2017

Paul Kenneth Shutt Jr. of Aberdeen, MD, died on March 30th, 2017 at The Hermitage in Richmond, VA. He was born in Washington, DC on December 9, 1926 to the late Paul K Shutt Sr. and Dena Marie Shutt. He was the loving husband of Lillian Shutt for 64 years; the beloved father to son, Michael Shutt, his wife Cathy and daughter Paula Chipley and her husband Michael. He was adored by his five...
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Joyce Ann Jones

December 5, 1940 - March 26, 2017

Joyce Ann Jones (Inman) of Aberdeen died Sunday, March 26 at Lorien Riverside. She was 76. Born in Johnstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Ethel (Frye) Inman. Mrs. Jones retired as a contract specialist from Aberdeen Proving Ground. She enjoyed doing ceramics, reading, walking and working in her yard. In her younger years her favorite past time was accompanying her husband to...
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William H. Burkheimer III

September 23, 1989 - March 19, 2017

William Harry Burkheimer, III died Sunday, March 19 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 27. Born in Baltimore he was the son of Christina Graves of Ocean City and William Burkheimer, Jr. of Kellerton, IA. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandparents; Frances Burkheimer of Aberdeen and Harry & Shirley Graves of Havre de Grace; siblings, Jade Culley of Ocean City, Alyssa Burkheimer...
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Crystal Lee Dennison

November 3, 1966 - March 13, 2017

Crystal Lee Dennison died Monday, March 13 at her home in Darlington. She was 50. Born in Aberdeen she was the daughter of Luther H. Jordan and the late Betty (Baker) Bryan. A server at the Cracker Barrel in Abingdon, she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, David Dennison; children, David Dennison of Edgewood and Julia Sanders of Port Deposit; brothers, David and...
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Irene Martha Pennington

March 11, 1934 - March 13, 2017

Irene Martha Pennington died at her home in Aberdeen on Monday, March 13. She was 83. Born in West Jefferson, NC she was the daughter of the late Leonard S. and Mamie (Black) Hamm, Sr. Mrs. Pennington worked at Bata Shoe Company for over 28 years and the Harford County Board of Ed. For over 12 years. A member of Carsins Run Baptist Church, she enjoyed gardening, especially ornamental flowers,...
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Ralph Plummer, Jr.

July 21, 1945 - March 13, 2017

Ralph Plummer, Jr. died at his home in Aberdeen on Monday, March 13. He was 71. Born in Chestertown, MD he was the son of Doris (Smith) Plummer of Chestertown and the late Ralph Plummer, Sr. Mr. Plummer was a Federal Wildlife Marine Officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground and a member of the Elks. He is survived by his son, Ralph Plummer, III and his wife Elizabeth of Aberdeen; brothers, Landis...
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Hazel Virginia Toner

November 8, 1922 - March 12, 2017

Hazel Virginia Jones Toner, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Wayne UNC Healthcare in Goldsboro, NC. Hazel was born in Harford County, Maryland on November 8, 1922 to the late Oliver and Frances Singleton Jones. She was married to the late Richard J. Toner. Hazel retired from civil service after 30 years of service. Hazel is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Judy...
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Gary Seward

February 21, 1943 - March 8, 2017

Gary Seward of Aberdeen died Wednesday, March 8 at Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 74. Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Carl and Lucille (Cain) Seward. A member of the American Legion Post # 128, Mr. Seward retired as a police officer having worked for both the Aberdeen Police Dept. and the Baltimore City Police Department. He was also a Quality Assurance Specialist. He is...
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Christopher Aaron Spratt

February 2, 1995 - March 6, 2017

Christopher Aaron Spratt of Aberdeen died Monday, March 6. He was 22. Born in Elkton, MD he was the son of David N. Redman, Jr. of Aberdeen and Heather (Biggs) Redman of Port Deposit. Mr. Spratt was employed by Rite Aid in Aberdeen. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, David N. Redman, III of Aberdeen, sister, Victoria Snyder of Aberdeen, brother in- law Erik Dustin Snyder...
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Crawford Earl Christy

January 23, 1931 - March 3, 2017

Crawford Earl Christy of Aberdeen, MD passed away peacefully at home March 3, 2017. He was 86. Crawford loved the true God Jehovah, was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and a trusted friend to many. Crawford was born in Havre De Grace, MD to the late William Henry Christy Jr. and Mary Marcella Rebecca Christy. Crawford is predeceased in death by his parents William and Mary Christy...
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Donald Levi Cobler

December 31, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Donald Levi Cobler died Sunday, February 26 at his home in Churchville. He was 86. Born in Great Bend, Kansas in 1930 he was the son of the late Clarence and Ana Cobler and husband of the late Elisabeth K. Cobler who died in August 2016. He is survived by his sisters Lillie Cobler Rees, Dorothy Cobler Doty and Lucille Cobler Haines. Also survived by his son Curt W. Cobler of Missouri City, TX;...
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Margaret Grace Moxley

October 11, 1940 - February 23, 2017

Margaret Grace Moxley died Thursday, February 23 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 76. Born in Havre de Grace, MD she was the daughter of the late John W. and Velma (Thomas) Little. Mrs. Moxley retired as the Assistant Vice President of Harford National Bank. She was a member of the Soroptimist Club, NABW, Maryland Bankers Women's Association and the Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church. She...
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George Herbert Jonas

February 27, 1928 - February 22, 2017

George "Herb" Herbert Jonas, devoted husband and father, died Wednesday, February 22, at his home in Aberdeen. He was 88. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward and Florence (McFarland) Jonas. A brilliant mathematician, Mr. Jonas served in and worked for the US Army for 41 years, with most of his tenure at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Ballistic Research Laboratory (APG - BRL)...
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Edward Robert Sieracki

April 17, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Edward Robert Sieracki, 87, died peacefully on February 22. He was born April 17, 1929, to Joseph and Anne Sieracki in Dickson City, PA. After graduating from Dickson City High School in 1946, he played one season of minor league baseball in the Carolina League, and then enrolled at the University of Buffalo. His studies were interrupted by a three-year stint in the US Army, where he graduated...
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E. Paul Leedom

June 11, 1925 - February 19, 2017

E. Paul Leedom entered eternal life on February 19 after a cardiac arrest. He was the only son of Beatrice L. Brown Leedom and Elridge Levi Leedom, born June 11, 1925 in Havre de Grace, MD. He was followed by four sisters, Doris Devona Leedom Norris, Mary Beatrice Leedom Baldwin Brown deceased 1984, and Ruth May Leedom who died as an infant Mr. Leedom attended the First Baptist Church of Havre...
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Mary Elizabeth Tobin

May 8, 1918 - February 12, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Tobin died Sunday, February 12 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 98. Born in Darlington she was the daughter of the late Oliver & Frances Jones and wife of the late James Lawrence Tobin, Sr. A housewife, Mrs. Tobin was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She was a lover of golfing, which she did until her late 80's and of bowling, which she did until her early 90's. She...
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Hurley Daniel Short, Jr.

March 30, 1953 - February 9, 2017

Hurley "Danny" Short, Jr. of Aberdeen died Thursday, February 9. He was 63. Born in Richlands, VA he was the son of Geneva (Helbert) Short of Aberdeen and the late Hurley D. Short, Sr. Mr. Short was the owner and operator of H & S Auto's. He loved fishing, football (especially the Ravens'), antique cars, and spending time with his extended family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by...
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Maryann Adalee Cosenza

July 26, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Maryann Adalee Cosenza of Churchville died Thursday, February 2 in Bel Air. She was 92. Born in Forest Hill she was the daughter of the late George & Nana (Yonce) Tenly. A member of St. Joan Catholic Church, Mrs. Cosenza had been an office administrator for TECOM Headquarters at APG. She was a longtime volunteer at Harford Memorial Hospital and a member of the Senior Swim Club at Harford...
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Angela Scaljon

November 26, 1920 - February 1, 2017

Contributions may be made to either Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21234 or to Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church, 3714-3716 Dublin Road, Darlington, MD 21034
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I. Pauline Moxley

December 21, 1927 - January 29, 2017

I. Pauline Hopkins Moxley of Aberdeen died Sunday, January 29 at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation. She was 89. Born in Aberdeen she was the daughter of the late William Dever & Ethel Belle (Holloway) Hopkins. Mrs. Moxley retired from APG where she was employed as an administrative assistant. A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she loved traveling with her husband. She is survived by her...
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Betty Jo Sexton

December 4, 1949 - January 20, 2017

Betty Jo Sexton died Friday, January 20 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 67. Born in Aberdeen she was the daughter of Ethel I. (Mathews) Ashford and the late James A. Ashford. A member of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, Mrs. Sexton was a housewife who enjoyed sewing, gardening and doing crafts. She is survived by her husband of 46yrs., Howard J. Sexton, Sr.; children, Howard Sexton, Jr. of...
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Phillip Gaskill

January 23, 1963 - January 20, 2017


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Helen Andersen

February 14, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Helen W. Andersen of Aberdeen passed away Thursday, January 19 at Citizens Care Center. She was 91. She is survived by her children Lynn Couveau, Russ Andersen, Jill Lauten and her grandchildren Matthew and Melissa. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium...
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Michael John Romanelli

December 17, 1922 - January 19, 2017

Michael John Romanelli of Aberdeen died Thursday, January 19 at Perry Point VAMC. He was 94. Born in Tresckow, PA he was the son of the late Joseph & Carmela (Mente) Romanelli and husband of the late Antoinette Romanelli who died in 2008. Mr. Romanelli retired in 1980 as a mathematician for BRL at Aberdeen Proving Ground. A pioneer of the first computers of our country he was instrumental in...
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Gary Van Wert

May 18, 1949 - January 17, 2017

Gary Van Wert left his physical body on January 17, 2017 in peace at home, with his daughter by his side. He was preceded in death by: his beloved Mother, Freida Peck in 2016, his Father, Melvin Van Wert in 1974, and his brother, Eddie Capan in 1957. He is survived by: his brother, Bruce (Karen) Capan, his daughter, Cary Davis, and his Grandchildren, whom he adored: Michaela, Mylynne and Gideon...
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James Edward Colvin

August 18, 1947 - January 16, 2017

James Edward "Ed" Colvin of Aberdeen died Monday, January 16 at Perry Point VAMC. He was 69. Born in Springfield, IL he was the son of the late Edward Colvin & Mary Lou (Burnett) Dietrich. Mr. Colvin retired after 20 years serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Charter Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus at St. Frances de Sales, Chapter 11372. He is survived by his wife Constance Bailey Colvin;...
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John Hubert Boyle

April 26, 1966 - January 15, 2017

John Hubert Boyle died Sunday, January 15 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 50. Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Hubert & Jane (Mitzel) Boyle. Mr. Boyle was a welder for Ackerman & Baynes in Baltimore. A member of the Aberdeen VFW, he enjoyed hunting and horses. He his survived his fiancé, Patricia De La Rosa; son, John Boyle of CO; daughter Daphne Brown of Abingdon;...
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Clarence Melvin Keithley, Sr.

April 19, 1928 - January 14, 2017

Clarence Melvin Keithley, Sr. of Aberdeen died Saturday, January 14 at Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 88. Born in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of the late George M. & Gladys E. (Litzinger) Keithley and husband of the late Nance L. Keithley who died in 2015. A business owner, Mr. Keithley owned and operated Keithley's Citgo, Mel's 66, D &E Auto Service and Keithley's Transmission all in...
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George W. Sutton

June 26, 1941 - January 8, 2017

George W. Sutton died Sunday, January 8 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 75. Born in Clarissa, MN he was the son of the late Michael C. Sutton and Anna E. (Lapitz) Gjerstad. Having served his country during the Vietnam War, Mr. Sutton retired from the US Army after 21 years of service. He then went on to work for Harford Systems for over 25 years. A member of the Spesutia Island Boat Club, he...
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William Lee Lurton

June 26, 1934 - January 3, 2017

William Lee Lurton of Churchville died Tuesday, January 3 at Bayview Medical Center. He was 82. Born in Onancock, VA he was the son of the late Earl and Geneva (Beasley) Lurton. As a young boy his family moved to Crisfield where he later graduated from Crisfield High School. Mr. Lurton retired from the Harford County Board of Education, having taught for 30 years at Aberdeen Middle School. An...
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Marjory O. Gebhart

September 24, 1915 - January 1, 2017

Marjory O. Gebhart passed away peacefully on New Year's Day at the age of 101. She is survived by her son, Mike Gebhart of Havre de Grace, two granddaughters and three great grandchildren.
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Freida E. Peck

July 7, 1925 - December 30, 2016

Freida Elizabeth Peck passed away Friday, December 30 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. She was 91. Born in Conowingo, MD she was the daughter of late Theodore Culley and Carrie Jones Culley. Mrs. Peck was a retired Civil Servant who worked for the National Guard. A longtime member of Deer Creek Presbyterian Church and attended Havre de Grace Presbyterian Church. She was a member of...
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Robert Steidle

March 22, 1963 - December 23, 2016


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Anna Marie Kauffer

August 14, 1937 - December 12, 2016

Anna "Marie" Kauffer died December 12 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 79. Born in Drumore, PA she was the daughter of the late Haines & Ruth Brown and Mary (Booth) Long and wife of the late Junior Kauffer, who passed in 2011. Mrs. Kauffer has previously worked for Bata Shoe Co. and went on to retire from the Harford County Board of Education, having worked at Meadowvale Elementary School. A...
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Warren Lee Holcomb

September 9, 1923 - December 9, 2016

Warren Lee Holcomb of Aberdeen died Friday, December 9 surrounded by his family. He was 93. Born in Aberdeen on September 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Grimes and Maudie Ellen (Simmons) Holcomb and husband of the late Rita (Plummer) Holcomb. He and his wife had three children, Lynne Wilson (husband Les) of Ft. Collins, CO, Rick Holcomb (wife Jane) of Forest Hill, MD and Anne Crehan ...
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Linda Frances Adams

April 2, 1958 - December 3, 2016

Linda Frances Adams died Saturday, December 3 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 58. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of Vernon Beauleau of Alexandria, VA and the late Elizabeth (Ferrara) Beauleau. Mrs. Adams was an administrator at St. Joseph's Hospital and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She enjoyed square dancing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her...
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Lawrence B. Martin

June 13, 1941 - November 24, 2016

Lawrence B. Martin of Aberdeen died Thursday, November 24 at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. He was 75. Born in Burnsville, WV he was the son of the late Elijah and America (Rimel) Martin. An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Martin was a Gun Crew Leader for the U.S. Government and an Army Veteran. He is survived by his son, Lawrence Martin, Jr.; daughters, Sherry Stevenson, Tina Angelo and Mary...
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Ronald J. Muszynski

February 15, 1936 - November 22, 2016


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James H. Redding

December 9, 2016 - November 21, 2016

James Herman Redding, a retired Army contract administrator, died November 21st at his home in Aberdeen at the age of 78. Jim was born in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from Shawnee Mission High School in Overland Park, Kansas, he attended the University of Kansas and American University. He graduated from Tarkio College in Tarkio Missouri with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration...
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Barbara Ann Hesterly

March 18, 1930 - November 20, 2016

Barbara Ann (Mazzia) Hesterly, of Aberdeen, Maryland, died at the age of 86 on November 20, 2016, at Citizen's Care Center in Havre de Grace, MD. She was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on March 18, 1930, to Ferdinand J. Mazzia and Mary Ellen Cochran Mazzia. She was a graduate of St. John's School in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Hot Springs High School. Babs was the beloved wife and best friend...
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John Andrew Cullum

July 19, 1958 - November 20, 2016

John Andrew Cullum of Aberdeen died Sunday, November 20 at Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 58. Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of Lucy (Cefaloni) Morgan and step son of Kenny Morgan. Mr. Cullum had previously worked for Asplundh and Price Brothers. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Debbie (Rollins) Cullum; daughters, Deidre Holiday, Jennifer Cullum and Cassandra Cullum; brothers,...
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Mary Ellen Gillis

July 17, 1961 - November 20, 2016

Mary Ellen "Ellie" Gillis of Aberdeen died Sunday, November 20. She was 55. Born in Chestertown, MD she was the daughter of the late Emory C. "Steve" & Margaret Ann (Connolley) Elburn. Mrs. Gillis retired from the Harford County Board of Education. She had been a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher at Bakerfield Elementary. An active member of the Grace United Methodist Church she helped...
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Rosalie Bryson Monath

December 26, 1931 - November 15, 2016


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Cinderella Berryhill Harris

October 10, 1925 - November 3, 2016

Cinderella Berryhill Harris died Wednesday, November 2 at Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91. Born in Haskell, OK she was the daughter of the late Columbus and Mary (Barnet) Berryhill and wife of the late Wallace R. Harris who died in 2002. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and part time substitute teacher. She was a member of the Creek Nation and the Auxiliary of Gideon's. She...
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Robert Carl Zeigler

June 4, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Robert Carl Zeigler of Aberdeen died in his home Thursday, October 27th. He was 86 years old. Born in Shamokin, PA he was the son of the late Warren & Sadie Mae (Harper) Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler retired from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Ballistic Research Laboratories after 37 years of service and served in the Naval Reserve and then the Army during the Korean War. He was a 50 year member and senior...
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Betty Jean Cudmore

June 20, 1933 - October 24, 2016

Betty Jean Cudmore of Havre de Grace died, Monday, October 24 at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. She was 83. Born in Cana, VA she was the daughter of the late Fountain Jones and Lillie (McCraw) Bradburn and wife of the late Wilbur "Gene" Cudmore who died in 1983. Mrs. Cudmore worked as a clerk for Kirk Army Hospital. She was a member of the Havre de Grace Young at Heart but she...
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Royce C. Palmer

March 18, 1928 - October 22, 2016

Royce C. Palmer, age 88, of Aberdeen, MD was called to rest on October 22, 2016 Born in Newport, Vermont, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Palmer. Royce was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Louise Marie Palmer. He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter and son-in-law Laurie & Joseph Castellino and his son, Mark C. Palmer & close friend, Rosemarie C. O'Brien....
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Daniel Lee Hemling

October 21, 2016 - October 21, 2016

Daniel Lee Hemling of Abingdon died Monday, October 17, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 69. Born in Baltimore he was the son of the late Paul and Jeanie (Stewart) Hemling and husband of the late Janis Hemling. Mr. Hemling retired as a foreman from Bethlehem Steel. He is survived by his son, Jay D. Hemling of Abingdon; daughter, Christy Bell of Bel Air; brother, Jack Hemling of Havre...
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Lewis James Ward

May 8, 1958 - October 20, 2016

Lewis James Ward died Thursday, October 20 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 58. Born in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of the late Thomas and Minnie (Snow) Ward. Mr. Ward retired as a foreman for the Aldino Sod Farm. He enjoyed fishing and being a chicken farmer. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Monica (Baker) Ward; son, Lewis P. Ward of Rising Sun; daughter, Rose L. King of Baltimore;...
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Robert Louis Edwards

February 4, 1957 - October 14, 2016

Robert Louis Edwards, formerly of Beachwood, NJ died Friday, October 14 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 59. Born in Pittston, PA he was the son of Thomas Edwards of Pa and the late Maryrose (Pupa) Edwards. Mr. Edwards worked for Nationwide IT Services Inc. he enjoyed golf, exercise, he loved his children and grandchildren, embraced life, and helping others. He was a Mason at the Aberdeen Lodge ...
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LeRoy D. Fothergill, Jr.

August 17, 1933 - October 14, 2016

LeRoy D. Fothergill, Jr. (Ret. CW3) of Aberdeen died Friday, October 14 at Perry point VAMC. He was 83. Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late LeRoy & Marguerite (Nevins) Fothergill, Sr. Mr. Fothergill retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years. He was a 32o Scottish Rite Mason who loved to collect and restore antique tractors. He is survived by his wife Maria (Hammerlindl) Fothergill;...
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Patsy Jean Mullins

June 5, 1942 - October 13, 2016

Patsy Jean Mullins died Thursday, October 13 at her home in Chesapeake City. She was 74. Born in North Carolina she was the daughter of the late Farlie & Aulsie (Carpenter) Ham and wife of the late Alfred Mullins. A homemaker, Mrs. Mullins' was a member of Carsins Run Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons; Floyd A. Mullins of Chesapeake City, Paul Mullins of Lancaster, PA, Clint Mullins of...
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Anna Barbara Hall

April 7, 1924 - October 5, 2016

Anna Barbara Hall of Aberdeen died Wednesday, October 5 at Harford Memorial Hospital. She was 92. Born in Churchville, MD she was the daughter of the late Hall P. Hanson & Anna (Miller) Gulboro. Mrs. Hall had been a waitress in various places in the Aberdeen Area. She is survived by her sons, Randy Laye of Port Deposit and Leroy Laye of Frankfurt, KY; daughters, Barbara Mae Ely of Pylesville,...
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Thomas Calloway Kilby, Sr.

September 5, 1935 - October 3, 2016

Thomas Callaway Kilby, Sr. died Sunday, October 23 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. He was 81. Born in Peach Bottom, PA he was the son of the late Roscoe and Eula Mae (Blevins) Kilby. Mr. Kilby was the owner and operator of Kilby Electric in Conowingo and he was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 194 (Rising Sun). He is survived by his wife Shirley (Honaker) Kilby; sons...
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Samuel Norman Giambalvo

September 13, 1999 - October 2, 2016

Samuel Norman Giambalvo, 17, of Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Sunday, October 2 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Sam was a very loving and caring young man who will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Thomas Giambalvo and Aimee Giambalvo, his brothers, David Lang, Aaron Giambalvo, and Jason Giambalvo. Sam is also survived by his grandparents, Sharon...
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Erna Ann Vuncannon

May 14, 1927 - October 1, 2016

Erna A. Vuncannon of Aberdeen died Saturday, October 1 at Harford Memorial Hospital. She was 89. Born in Austria she was the daughter of the late Lewis Weindl and husband of the late James F. Vuncannon who died in 1981. She worked as a hostess at the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Officers Club and the Colonel's Choice restaurant. She is survived by her sons: Walter Vuncannon of Aberdeen, James...
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Sam Davis Thacker, Sr.

July 2, 1927 - September 30, 2016

Sam Davis Thacker, Sr. of Aberdeen and formerly of Havre de Grace, Maryland, passed away on Friday, September 30 at the Senator Bob Hooper House. He was 89. Born in Henry County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Talbot and Anna Thacker and husband of the late Elva Thacker who passed away in 2003. A WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Thacker retired from the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground...
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Bernice Catherine James

February 3, 1921 - September 30, 2016

Bernice C. James, a lifelong resident of Aberdeen, MD, passed peacefully on Sept. 30, 2016. She was 95 years old and died at home. She had a gentle soul and was always kind to everyone. She loved reading and watching her favorite TV shows; especially westerns. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob Gilbert James, Sr. and Emma Louisa Leight, her sisters Naomi James, Thelma James, Olive...
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Harrison Johnson

January 19, 1942 - September 22, 2016

Harrison Johnson (Harry) died Thursday, September 22 at his home in Havre de Grace. He was 74. Born in Jacksonville, FL he was the son of the late Rufus & Tommie (Harrison) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a manager at various grocery stores in the Baltimore area. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Jenny Zinnie-Johnson; son Harrison Van Johnson of TN; stepdaughters, Suzette Zinnie-Sewell of Bear,...
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Janet R. Travers

November 22, 1941 - September 21, 2016

Janet Romaine Travers died Wednesday, September 21 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 74. Born in Peach Bottom, PA she was the daughter of the late James and Grace (Smith) Rehrer. Mrs. Travers stared her career at Bata Shoe Company and after working there for over 10 years she went to work for Harford Systems and retired with over 30 years of employment. She loved playing both bingo and pinochle....
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Larry William Cook

March 19, 1953 - September 20, 2016

Larry William Cook died Tuesday, September 20 at his home in Edgewood. He was 63. Born in Newport Vermont he was the son of Lorraine Wheeler Carter of Edgewood and the late Charles Cook. Mr. Cook proudly served his country for over 20 years in the U.S. military. An avid fan of NASCAR he also enjoyed old country music, snowmobiling, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife of 44 years,...
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Gladys Mae Hamm

September 5, 1943 - September 14, 2016

Gladys Mae Hamm of Port Deposit, formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, September 14 at Citizens Care Center. She was 73. Born in Bel Air, MD she was the daughter of the late Troy and Eva (King) Hawks. Mrs. Hamm had been a hostess and server at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace. She enjoyed doing puzzles, fishing and being outdoors, especially being on the Susquehanna River. She is survived...
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Mary Catherine Atkins

November 21, 1942 - September 8, 2016

Mrs. Mary (Kay) Catherine Atkins, born November 21, 1942 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home in Aberdeen on September 8, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Paul Edward Avington and Anna Rebecca Avington. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by an infant daughter Annie. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Marvin Ray Atkins of Aberdeen, Daughter...
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George Willis Pritts

January 20, 1932 - September 7, 2016

George Willis Pritts of Aberdeen died Wednesday, September 7 at Bayview Hospital. He was 84. Born in Trent, PA he was the son of the late Frank and Sarah (Fulton) Pritts and husband of the late Patricia (Clark) Pritts. Mr. Pritts retired after 20 years of service in the U. S. Army. An active member of both the American Legion Post 128 and VFW Post 10028, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and...
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Wesley Allen Tyson, Jr.

August 5, 1950 - September 7, 2016

Wesley "Buddy"Allen Tyson, Jr. of Aberdeen died Tuesday, September 6 at Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 66. Born in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of the late Wesley A. & Joice (Remines) Tyson, Sr. Buddy was a retired registered nurse who worked at Harford Memorial and Sinai Hospitals. He was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he served as the Sacristan; he enjoyed...
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Brianna Grace Whitehead

February 12, 2002 - September 3, 2016

Brianna Grace Whitehead died Saturday, September 3 at her home in Aberdeen. She was 14. Born in Elkton, MD she was the daughter of Douglas and Helen (Jones) Whitehead. A ninth grade student at John Archer, Brianna enjoyed watching YouTube videos and eating homemade mac-n-cheese and salads. She was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church in Havre de Grace. In addition to her parents she is survived...
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Karina E. Puleo

August 27, 1925 - September 1, 2016


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Edward H. Davis

June 6, 1934 - September 1, 2016

Edward H. Davis of Aberdeen died Thursday, September 1 at Perry Point VAMC. He was 82. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA he was the son of the late John and Ellen (Hargraves) Davis. Mr. Davis retired from the U. S. Army. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife Connie Davis of Aberdeen; sons, Scott Davis of Frederick, MD...
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