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Nancy J. Murphy

October 29, 1931 - November 7, 2017

Nancy J Murphy of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on 11/7/17, just 9 days after her 86th birthday. She was born on 10/29/1931 in Port Huron, MI to the late Emmett J Conte and Edna V (Barrett) Conte. Her only sibling, Emmett J Conte Jr, passed away 9/6/17. She was full of life and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed her cordials and lively conversation as well. In her younger days, she loved...
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Francis "Bud" Crossan

April 19, 1927 - November 5, 2017

Francis L. Crossan "Bud" of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1927 in Strickersville, PA to the late Herbert Leon Crossan, Sr. and Virginia (Boys) Crossan. Bud attended Brown Vocational Technical High School in Wilmington, DE. He retired from the University of Delaware in 1988. Bud was born a farmer and remained active throughout his life, right...
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William Allen Spry

August 1, 1996 - November 4, 2017

William Allen Spry, age 21, of Elkton, MD died suddenly due to the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born August 1, 1996 in Baltimore, MD, as son of Karren and Allen Spry. Will was a graduate of Elkton High School Class of 2015. He was also a graduate of the Cecil County School of Technology. Will worked in facilities at the University of Delaware. He loved...
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Reva G. Blankenship

April 7, 1934 - November 2, 2017

Reva Gray Blankenship, age 83, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on April 7, 1934, in Lewisburg, WV to the late Harlan and Florence Mae Shaver Blankenship. Reva worked on the floors of several manufacturing facilities over the years, including Beta Shoes, and assembling auto parts for Blue Chip and R&R Motors. She loved...
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Genevieve B. Seward

August 29, 1929 - October 24, 2017

Genevieve B. Seward passed away peacefully in her loving home at Caraway Manor, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1929 to the late John and Mary Bolton. She will be remembered as a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid gardener, growing beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. She lived in Cecil County all her life being raised...
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Ronald Thomas Rineer, Sr.

April 24, 1946 - October 22, 2017

Ronald Thomas Rineer, Sr., age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1946, in Wilmington, DE to the late Miriam Elwell Rineer and the late William Rineer, Sr. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. A trained surveyor, Ron worked and retired from the State of Delaware as the Chief of Survey and then held the same position for...
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Gabriel Joseph Johnson

October 12, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Gabriel Joseph Johnson passed away peacefully October 20, 2017 after his courageous fight. He was born October 12, 2017 in Newark, DE to Warren and Melissa (Newsum) Johnson. A service will be held in Gabriel's honor at 11am on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10am. Memorial...
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Lola Grace Stanton, "Pete"

May 2, 1943 - October 19, 2017

Lola Grace Stanton, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Born May 2, 1943 in Blue Ball, MD, Lola was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Dixon) Jones. Lola loved to cook, whether it was for a family picnic, holiday or one of her famous cook-outs. She would prepare food for days just to ensure there was enough for everyone. She also enjoyed...
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Beatrice M. Stout

June 29, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Beatrice M. Stout passed away October 15, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born and raised in the "Forty Acres" of Wilmington, DE to the late William B. Stewart and Lillian M. White. Beatrice was a life member of the Elsmere Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold J. (Mike) Stout in 1976, married in 1946; and brother, William G....
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Joann O. Jones

February 3, 1940 - October 13, 2017

Joann O. Jones of Earlville, MD, age 77, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born on February 3, 1940 in Baltimore, MD to the late Robert Lee Overman and Elizabeth Minetta (Adair) Overman. Joann earned her Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Miami where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She had a great love of animals and raised Brittany spaniels. Joann was...
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Dianne L. Fuhs

February 20, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Dianne L. Fuhs of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1932 in Salem, NJ to the late George F. Wood and Anna (Darling) Wood. Dianne is survived by her daughter, Kathy Kazmar and her husband, Matt; son, Thomas Michael Fuhs and his wife, Faith; five grandchildren: Earl M. Foster, III and his wife Kelly, Stephen Foster...
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Paul R. Goodchild, Sr.

April 13, 1930 - September 21, 2017

Paul Robert Goodchild, Sr. age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 21, 2017. Born in Chateaugay, NY on April 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Charlotte "Lottie" (Pudvah) Goodchild. Paul and his family moved to Delaware in 1936. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. Paul worked as an iron worker, was a member of the Iron...
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Sharon Ann Wolfe

December 6, 1950 - September 19, 2017

Sharon Ann Wolfe, age 66 of Perryville, MD passed away on September 19, 2017. She was born on December 6, 1950 and was the daughter of William Truitt and Marjorie (Brown) Truitt. Sharon recently retired from W.L. Gore and Associates where she worked for 33 years. She began as a Fabric Seamstress and had a number of job titles throughout her employment. She was a member of the Lions Club and...
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Elsie Marie Mann

July 19, 1937 - September 10, 2017

Elsie Marie Mann slipped quietly away at home on September 10, 2017 at the age of 80. Marie was a retired bookkeeper and for many years served as the pianist/organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake City. She enjoyed playing the violin, needlepoint, knitting, reading, cooking, and baking. She was well known for her delicious and extensive array of Christmas cookies. Marie was also...
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Jacklyn Ashley Harmon

November 12, 1987 - September 4, 2017

Jacklyn "Jacky" Ashley Harmon of North East, MD, age 29, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 12, 1987 to George E. Harmon and Deborah S. (Reachard) Habres. Jacky graduated from North East High School in 2006. She loved camping and spending time with her family. Jacky's greatest joy was watching her daughters grow. Jacky is survived by her...
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John K. Burkley II

February 14, 1963 - August 26, 2017

John Kobler Burkley II, age 54 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born on February 14, 1963, in Baltimore, MD to the late William F. and Judy Keller Burkley. He graduated Elkton High School in 1981. He attended Wesley College in Dover, DE and Lynchburg College in Virginia. He went on to work for John K. Burkley Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife...
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Linda J. Petschke

March 28, 1948 - August 21, 2017

Linda Jean Petschke, at the age of 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Linda was born on March 28, 1948 in Auburn, NY, to the late Earl and Jean Guthrie. Growing up Linda loved the art of dance and not only found pleasure performing in front of live audiences but also spent her free time teaching...
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Gregory Allen Schoepfer

May 24, 1963 - August 14, 2017

Gregory Allen Schoepfer, age 54, of Elkton, MD passed away on August 14, 2017. Born May 24, 1963 in Coal Valley, IL, Greg was the son of the late Sparkie Schoepfer and the late Dina (Fernald) Oney. Greg is survived by his daughter, Nicole Adams of Perryville, MD; former wife and friend, Catherine Torres-Davis of Elkton, MD; two grandchildren; and brother, Gary Schoepfer of Illinois. ...
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Patrick Todd Griffin

June 10, 1983 - August 14, 2017

Patrick Todd Griffin, 34, of York, PA passed away on August 14, 2017. Todd was born on June 10, 1983. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Corinne Litzenberg Schultheis and stepfather, Dale, a sister, Natalie Masinick and brother in law, Kevin, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A loving and devoted son and brother, Todd attended Elk Neck Elementary School where he met many lifelong friends...
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Andrew "Pops" Abel

December 26, 1954 - August 13, 2017

Andrew N. Abel, "Pops", age 62, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Born December 26, 1954 in Baltimore, MD, Pops was the son of the late Arnold T. "Ted" Abel, Sr. and late Marie Kathrine (Bielenberg) Abel. Pops is survived by his son, Adam Michael Abel and his wife, Tammy of North East, MD; daughter, Allisha Kristen Ebersole and her husband, Jake of Red Lion, PA; brothers:...
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Pearl Louise Hagedorn

January 1, 1922 - August 6, 2017

Pearl Louise Hagedorn of Elkton, MD died peacefully August 6, 2017 at the age of 95. She is survived by two sons; Ronald L. Biggs, his wife Mae, of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Gary Biggs, his wife Carol, of Chesapeake City, MD; granddaughter, Cindy Foster and her son, Robert, who took special care of her in her later years. Pearl is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great...
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Donna Jean Wells, "DJ"

February 25, 1973 - July 30, 2017

Donna Jean Wells, "DJ" age 44 of Elkton, MD passed away on July 30, 2017. She was born on February 25, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Wilfred E. Young and Donna Rae (McCormick) Young. Services for DJ will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
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Doff Delmer Wagner

July 26, 1934 - July 20, 2017

Doff Delmer Wagner, age 82, of Warwick, MD passed away peacefully Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born July 26, 1934 in Eccles, WV, Doff was the son of the late Kyle Wagner and Grace Tomlinson Wagner Butler. A service will be held in Doff's honor at 11am Friday, July 28, 2017 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10am.
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Walter Steve Sexton, Jr.

March 10, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Walter Steve Sexton, Jr. age 79 of Elkton, MD passed away on July 19, 2017. He was born on March 10, 1938 in West Bradford, PA to the late Walter Steve Sexton, Sr. and Jincy Emma (Vaught) Sexton. Walter worked for Chrysler as a repairman for 32 ½ years. He was a union member of UAW and enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. Walter loved to go hunting and fishing, but he was happiest with...
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Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli

February 19, 1959 - June 19, 2017

Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli, age 58, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born February 19, 1959 in Elkton, MD, Dee was the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Campbell) Denney. Almost graduating in 1977, Dee's pride-and-joy and her one true love, Henry her son, came into her life. A devoted single mother, she was all too familiar with the hardships of...
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David R Rowan

August 26, 1932 - June 18, 2017

David R. Rowan of Glen Mills, PA, age 84, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 26, 1932 to the late William Rowan and Elizabeth (Jackson) Rowan. David bravely served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. David went on to work for over 30 years for the Bell Telephone Company. David is survived by his brother, George Rowan and his...
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Elizabeth Ann Myers

September 27, 1950 - June 12, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Myers, "Ann", age 66 of Elkton, MD ended her 15 year battle with cancer on June 12, 2017. She was born on September 27, 1950 in Elkton, MD to the late Mitchell Poore and Elizabeth S. (Reed) Poore. Ann graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1968. She was enjoying the retired life after working as an office worker in a medical office. In her spare time, she enjoyed working...
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Edward F. Anthony

January 8, 1938 - June 5, 2017

Edward Fowler Anthony, age 79, of North East, MD passed away peacefully at his home Monday, June 5, 2017. Born January 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD, Edward was the son of the late James C. Anthony and the late Amelia Castelow Stanley. Mr. Anthony was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 126, of Collegeville, PA. He loved spending time with his family and making runs and...
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Robert L. Grubb, Sr.

August 25, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Robert L. Grubb, Sr. age 88 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 1, 2017. He was born on August 25, 1928 in Bristol, TN to the late Henry Grubb and Loana (Price) Grubb. Robert was an iron worker and worked at Chrysler, Getty Oil, and various construction sites. He loved fishing and vacationing in Tennessee. Robert enjoyed listening to Blue Grass and played music at Sunset Park. He especially...
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Whitmell G. Summers, Jr.

August 20, 1925 - May 11, 2017

Whitmell G. Summers, Jr., age 91, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born August 20, 1925, Whit was the son of the late Whitmell Gayle Summers, Sr. and Pearl Eleanor (Lennon) Summers. Whit was a member of the Lions Club of Tappahannock, VA and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hatteras Island, NC where he was a past president. Whit was a proud veteran who served in...
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Roland Kenneth Dunaway "Kenney"

May 25, 1952 - April 26, 2017

Roland Kenneth "Kenny" Dunaway, 64, of Elkton, MD passed away at his home on April 26, 2017. Born on May 25, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Roland and Lillian Dunaway. Kenny was a motorcycle and sports car enthusiast and took a special liking to Harley Davidsons. He also loved music and playing his guitar. Fitness was important to Kenny; he would regularly lift weights and...
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Melissa Lynn Poarch

December 12, 1976 - April 24, 2017

Melissa Lynn Poarch, formerly of North East, MD passed away April 24, 2017. She was born December 12, 1976 to Dana Poarch and Janet Poarch. Melissa really enjoyed dancing and ballet as a child. After graduating from high school, Melissa pursued a career in beauty. She enjoyed her work as a beautician where she became a talented hair stylist. Melissa had a big heart and was a kind person. ...
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William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

April 15, 1927 - April 24, 2017

William "Bill" Herbert Wilhelm, Jr., age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born April 15, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, Bill was the son of the late William Herbert Wilhelm, Sr. and the late Marie (Donahue) Wilhelm. Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Bill is survived by his six children: William ...
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Howard James Holley

January 8, 1958 - April 18, 2017

Howard James Holley of North East, MD, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Pottsville, PA to the late James B. Holley and Florence E. (Snyder) Holley. Howard was a plant operator at the former Maryland Materials for 31 years. He loved hunting, music of all types and played the drums. Howard also enjoyed passing peaceful time watching birds and...
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Frederick William Juergens

June 3, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Frederick William Juergens, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on April 11, 2017. Born at home on Cathedral Street, he lived his whole life in Elkton. He was the son of the late Alfred and Florence (Boyer) Juergens. As a youngster, Fred served as an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Church which was located on Cathedral Street at that time. He was a bit mischievous and was well known by the...
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Shannon Kathleen Smyth, "Kathy"

April 21, 1932 - April 8, 2017

Shannon Kathleen Smyth, "Kathy", age 84 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on April 8, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1932 in Rahway, NJ to the late Henry Hughey Fox and Esther Pearl (Copenhaver) Fox. Kathy worked as a school aide at Paradise Knoll School in Newfoundland, NJ. She was a member of Echo Lake Baptist Church in West Milford, NJ. She worked as a CNA at Evergreen Center in...
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Aline L. Nengel

August 26, 1917 - March 8, 2017

Aline L. Nengel, age 99 of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2017. She was born on August 26, 1917 in Sharptown, MD to the late, Charles R. Fletcher and Viola A. (Waller) Fletcher. Aline was a member of Sussex Pines Country Club where she enjoyed going for meals, swimming, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved playing card games, especially Bridge with her fellow friends. ...
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Joan Schafer Speakman

September 29, 1924 - March 2, 2017

Joan Schafer Speakman, 92, was called Home to God and to her late husband, Sam on March 2, 2017 following a short illness. Joan was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 29, 1924 where she was raised on Franklin Street and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach. She remained in Delaware most of her life until retirement in Florida and Maryland. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in...
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Bill Bare

March 5, 1958 - February 14, 2017

Bill Bare, age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February, 14, 2017 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He was born on March 5, 1958, in Elkton, MD to Joe L. Bare and the late Ella Mae Ellison Bare. A 1976 graduate of North East High School, Bill worked as a production worker at various manufacturing facilities including Schultz Mobile Home, Westvaco, and Leer...
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Ralph H. Hazel, Jr.

October 25, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Capt. Ralph H. Hazel, Jr., 74, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on February 11, 2017, in Newark, DE. Born on October 25, 1942, in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Ralph and Marguerite Hazel of Chesapeake City. Capt. Hazel was a sixth-generation Chesapeake City resident, living his last 48 years in Port Herman, where he enjoyed his dock and various boats. A graduate of Bohemia Manor...
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Carolanne Dorazio

November 30, 1941 - February 11, 2017

Carolanne Dorazio of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born November 30, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles Lindsay and Eunice (Sorey) Lindsay. Carolanne was waitress and bartender in the serving industry. She always wanted the best for her six children and continuously provided her best for them. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Brown...
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William "Bill" Alfred Marquess

August 8, 1969 - February 9, 2017

William "Bill" A. Marquess, age 47, of Fair Hill, MD passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 9, 2017. Bill was the son of Norman E. and Wanda J. Marquess. Bill was a graduate of Elkton High School, "Class of '88." He loved his family first and always. He enjoyed riding his Harley with many of his buddies. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He went on the hunt of a lifetime to see each...
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Roma Mary Joyce Renick Prouty

March 6, 1946 - February 1, 2017

Roma Mary Joyce Renick Prouty, of Elkton MD, sadly passed away peacefully and with family by her bedside, on February 1 2017. She was born March 6 1946 in Hubli India to the late Leonard John Renick and Dora (Calasso) Renick. Roma had lived a wonderful life which had stretched across three different continents. Firstly born in India, then raising a family in the United Kingdom, remarrying...
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Ayden Mathew Foster

May 14, 2012 - January 21, 2017

Ayden Mathew Foster, age 4, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born on May 14, 2012 in Newark, De, to Chantel Lace South and Bryan Ernest Foster. Ayden had an inseparable bond with his younger sister, Adalynne and everyone could see how much they loved each other. He was a very happy and silly boy who could always find a way to put a smile on your face. Ayden looked forward to...
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James William Kennedy, Jr., "J.W."

August 19, 1980 - January 8, 2017

James William Kennedy, Jr. "J.W.", age 36 of Elkton, MD, passed away on January 8, 2017. He was born on August 19, 1980 in Elkton, MD to the late, James William Kennedy, Sr. and Deborah (Corrie) Johnson. J.W. was employed as an HVAC contractor supervisor. He loved his family and children. J.W. enjoyed riding his street bike, fishing, camping, and watching the Baltimore Ravens with his family...
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Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "L.J."

October 29, 1988 - December 19, 2016

Lawrence Roman Shants, Jr., "LJ", age 28 of Elkton, MD passed away the evening of December 19, 2016 while rendering aid to a disabled vehicle. He was born on October 29, 1988 in Baltimore, MD to Lawrence R. Shants, and Susan Renee (Crystal) Golden. LJ was a member of Sons of Odin and worked as a truck driver for Complete Recycling Group. He was also a door man at Walt's Tavern. LJ enjoyed...
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Kyriakos Pentikis

February 9, 1944 - December 18, 2016

Kyriakos Pentikis, age 72 of Nikisiani, Kavala, Greece passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1944 in Nikisiani, Greece to the late, Ioannis Pentikis and Maria (Ourdoudi) Pentikis. Kyriakos was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Thomaia Pentikis of Kavala, Greece; sons: Ioannis Pentikis and his wife, Barbara of Elkton,...
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Brian Edward McLaughlin

August 2, 1971 - December 16, 2016

Brian Edward McLaughlin, age 45 of Elkton, MD passed away on December 16, 2016. He was born on August 2, 1971 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Edward McLaughlin and Barbara (Brooks) McLaughlin. Brian graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1989 where he was an avid wrestler and was a full back on the football team. After graduation, he completed an apprenticeship program in 1995 as a pipe...
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Robert H. Hollada, Sr.

May 2, 1958 - December 14, 2016

Robert Harold Hollada, Sr., age 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Franklin Square in Rosedale, MD. He was born in Elkton, MD on May 2, 1958, to the late Floyd and Lydia (Damron) Hollada. Rob worked many years as a drywall hanger for several companies in the area, the last being Speedy Drywall. He enjoyed fishing, and would frequent all the...
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Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson

May 20, 1962 - December 11, 2016

Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson, age 54, of Scottsdale, AZ, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton, MD, on May 20, 1962 to Mathilde Schuler Seaman and the late John Seaman. Born and raised in the Elkton area, she was a 1980 graduate of Elkton High School. She attended Salisbury State College where she was on the Women's Swim...
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Joan W. Simpson

July 28, 1932 - December 1, 2016

Joan W. Simpson, age 84, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home in Castle Rock, CO. She was born July 28, 1932 in New York City, NY, to the late John and Victoria Thorne Demus. Joan was a secretary at the University of Delaware Honors Program for over 20 years. Strong in her faith, she attended several area churches over the years, the last being Bible...
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Harry Lee Davis

January 12, 1951 - November 11, 2016

Harry Lee Davis fell asleep in death at his home in Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 11, 2016. Born on January 12, 1951 in Pamplico, South Carolina, Harry was the first born child to the late Sarah Lee and Cleveland Davis. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he met his first wife Janet and had two children Lakala and Emiko. Harry and his second wife Marcia Bliey had two additional children...
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Albert Louis Luff

June 27, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Albert Louis Luff, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on October 8, 2016. He was born, one of eleven children, on June 27, 1927 in Lincoln University, PA to the late Arley and Elsie Walls Luff. He worked as a young man in a grocery store in the Oxford area and graduated from Oxford High school in 1945. He then joined the Army Air Corps and served in Japan during the Japanese Occupation. ...
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Richard K. Wilson, Jr.

October 23, 1942 - September 15, 2016

Richard K. Wilson Jr., 73, of Elkton, MD passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016. Born October 23, 1942 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Richard K. Wilson Sr. and Virginia (Harris) Wilson. Richard served his country in the United States Army. He worked in glass sales on the road for over twenty years with Hires Turner Glass of Wilmington, DE and Hawkins Glass Co. of Waldorf, MD....
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Maria Meadows

March 13, 1957 - September 11, 2016

Maria Louise Meadows, age 59, of Ocala, FL died Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was born on March 13, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lonnie Ray Meadows and Nellie Lee (Moye) Meadows. Maria retired from General Motors of Wilmington, DE in 2007 from her career as an assembly line worker. She was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Elkton, MD and attended First Baptist Church of...
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Charles "Brooke" Watson

September 19, 1921 - September 8, 2016

Charles "Brooke" Watson, 94, of North East, MD, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016. Born on September 19, 1921 in Chesapeake City, MD, he was the son of the late Ralph G., Sr. and Onett (Blount) Watson. Brooke worked most of his life as an HVAC installer. He was a member of the Chesapeake City VFW and loved music, especially big band, country, and listening to his girls sing. Brooke...
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David R. Foraker

May 17, 1937 - September 3, 2016

David R. Foraker, 79, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born May 17, 1937 in Wilmington, DE, David was the son of the late Earl Winfield Foraker, Sr. and Mary Anna (Willard) Foraker. David's enjoyed watching old Western movies and wood crafting but his primary passion was fishing. He loved salt water fishing and spending time on his boat, "Kountry...
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Freeman Newel Galoff

August 16, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Freeman Newel Galoff, age 93 of Elkton, MD passed away on August 18, 2016. He was born on August 16, 1923 in Elmwood, WI to the late, Frederick Wilhelm Galoff and Mary (Herpst) Galoff. After proudly serving his country as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, he completed his undergraduate degree and became an industrial arts teacher. Furthering his studies and career in...
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Patricia Sutton Breza

June 22, 1938 - August 18, 2016

Patricia Sutton Breza, 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on August 18th, 2016. Born on June 22nd, 1938 in Far Rockaway, NY. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Gladys (Warren) Sutton, moving to Cecil County at 14 years of age, where they opened the family owned & operated business, The Sutton Motel. Patricia was an Elkton High School graduate, Class of 1956. She then...
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Duane Dylan Tillman

December 21, 1971 - July 21, 2016

Duane Dylan Tillman, age 44, of Irwin, PA passed away on July 21, 2016. Born on December 21, 1971, in West Chester, PA to William Lammy, Sr. and Catherine (Trombetti) Lammy of Elkton, MD. Duane loved music and was an extremely talented drummer, with a love for heavy metal. In his youth, he played in a band that opened for many headliners of the day. He also had a love for riding Harley...
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Louis Field Morris, USN

January 17, 1952 - July 12, 2016

Louis "Lou" Field Morris, age 64 of Warwick, MD passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born January 17, 1952 in Washington, DC, Lou was the son of Robert Langley Morris and the late, Hattie Mae Morris (Leonard). Lou grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he attended Bohemia Manor High School and often worked at Woodstock Farm. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974, Lou...
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Frederick Price Rhoades

February 2, 1936 - June 21, 2016

Frederick Price Rhoades, age 80 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 21, 2016. He was born on February 2, 1936 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late, Edgar Price Rhoades and Violet Rhoades (Atwell) Smith. Fred loved to go fishing and had a soft spot in his heart for all dogs. He was a car fanatic and especially loved the classics such as: Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. He was a member in...
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Alexander Ramirez

June 28, 1980 - June 12, 2016

Alexander Ramirez, age 35 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 12, 2016. He was born on June 28, 1980 in Chicago, IL to Rosendo and Maria Ramirez. Alexander worked as a contractor in several home remodeling companies. He was also very involved in welding and he loved playing sports such as basketball and baseball. Some may refer to Alexander as the best baby sitter out there. ...
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Geraldine Beavers Wyatt

July 11, 1950 - June 10, 2016

Geraldine "Gerry, Gi Gi" Wyatt, 65, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Friday, June 10, 2016. Born July 11, 1950 in Frankford, WV, Gerry was the daughter of the late Roan Allen and Annie Mae Beavers. Gerry enjoyed reading, watching western movies, going for automobile rides, and spending time with her sisters. She especially enjoyed playing slots. Gerry loved children and cherished her...
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Kathy Simmons Hardin

July 18, 1954 - May 31, 2016

Kathy Simmons Hardin, 61, of Elkton, passed away May 31, 2016 in Rising Sun, Maryland. Visitation will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. in Elkton on Friday June 3rd, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. in Elkton on June 3, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm with Pastor, Stephen Nissley (Mercy Missionary Baptist Church) and Pastor Jamey D. Grooms ...
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Mary Margaret Thompson

March 26, 1954 - April 22, 2016

Mary Margaret Thompson, age 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 26, 1954, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Matthew and Susan (Golya) Engoglia. Mary Margaret grew up in Buffalo, NY. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a BA Cum Laude, in Wildlife...
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Elester Howard Nash, III

April 17, 1968 - April 17, 2016

Elester Howard Nash, III, age 48 of Elkton, MD, passed away on, April 17, 2016. He was born on April 17, 1968 in Baltimore, MD to Elester Howard Nash, Jr. and Nellie Mae (Burchett) Booker. Elester liked music and was a Baltimore Ravens football fan. Not to mention, he had a sweet tooth and loved sweets! He is survived by his sister, Natalie Swann; brother-in-law, Robert Swann; five nieces...
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Deborah Jean Youngblood

August 2, 1947 - April 10, 2016

Deborah Jean Youngblood, age 68 of Elkton, MD passed away on April 10, 2016. She was born on August 02, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY to the late, Fred and Mary (Francis) Turner. In 1991, Deborah obtained her masters degree from New York University. As our Nani, she always instilled the value of education in us; she herself was a great teacher. She taught us the value of family, the importance of...
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Michael J. O'Brien

July 14, 1941 - April 4, 2016

Michael J. O'Brien, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully April 4, 2016 at his home. Born July 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, Michael was the son of the late William and Anna (Boyle) O'Brien. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie O'Brien; daughters, Linda Sexton and Donna Piluso and her husband, Anthony; four grandchildren, Jessica and Tony Sexton and Antonio and Nicole Piluso;...
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Charlotte L Walker Brown

February 29, 1936 - March 29, 2016

Charlotte L. (Walker) Brown, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 29, 2016 at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hayti, PA, Charlotte was the daughter of the late Fredrick C. Beckett, Sr. and Margaret B. (Walker) Beckett. She was a graduate of West Chester High School and worked as a photo typesetter at the Opportunity Center....
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Marie J. King

September 12, 1920 - March 26, 2016

Marie J. King, age 95, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. She was born on September 12, 1920, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Maxa and late Marie Noha Lombardi. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clatchey, of Rising Sun, MD; grandchildren, Christina Philistine, and her husband, John, of Rising Sun, MD, and Jason...
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Joyce Marie LaMonica

April 16, 1936 - March 24, 2016

Joyce Marie LaMonica, age 79, of Elkton, MD passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Wilmington, NC to the late Charles Harrison and Martha Kathleen Pugh. Joyce retired from Astra Zeneca, but she was mostly known and enjoyed being a mom and grandmother, caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. Active at her church - Immaculate Conception...
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Louise M. Stowell

August 11, 1927 - March 16, 2016

Louise McKay Stowell, 88, of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born August 11, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late John Gunning McKay, Sr. and Sarah Edith (Yorke) McKay. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA and attended the Upper Darby school system. She graduated in 1946 and continued her education at Wesley Jr. College....
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Lorlean A. Murray

February 17, 1928 - March 12, 2016

Lorlean A. Murray, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born February 17, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Dwight A. and Audra Hayden Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Mildred M. Pease, and her husband, Duane, of Elkton, MD, and Faye Ladiges, and her husband, Robert, of Lynden, WA; six grandchildren, Stephen...
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John "Jack" Patrick Curran

February 26, 1941 - March 11, 2016

John "Jack" Patrick Curran, age 75, of Elkton, MD passed away after a short illness on March 11, 2016. Jack was born on February 26, 1941 to the late, John H. Curran and Dorothy (Klonowski) Curran in Wilmington, DE. Jack served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper and Ranger. He was a military advisor in Vietnam multiple times. He retired from the Wilmington Police Force and then...
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Robert C. Davis

January 1, 1989 - February 29, 2016

Robert (Bob) Chester Davis, age 27, of Elkton, MD passed away on February 29, 2016. He was born on January 01, 1989 in Chester, PA to Robert Lewis Davis and Teresa R. (Grange) Davis McNicholl. Bob worked with his father at, Davis Pest Control in Delaware County, PA. As a carpenter, Bob took pride in his work. He loved his GMC pick-up truck. As a father, he enjoyed spending time with his...
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Joanne Marie (Holloway) DeWeese

April 21, 1942 - February 23, 2016

Joanne Marie (Holloway) DeWeese, age 73 of Elkton, MD died on February 23, 2016 at Season's Hospice Christiana Care. Born on April 21, 1942, Joanne was the daughter of the late Leven Franklin and Anne Kafader Holloway. She worked as a registered nurse for the majority of her career in home healthcare. She was an active volunteer on various committees and boards, especially the Helen F. Graham...
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Ruth Bryson

December 23, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Ruth Bryson, 83, of Elkton, MD passed away February 2, 2016 at her home. Born December 23, 1932 in Hinton, WV, Ruth was the daughter of the late Ollie and Haley (Ward) Gill. Ruth believed in enjoying life to its fullest and was a kid at heart. If the wheels were turning on a friend's or family member's car, you could guarantee Ruth was along for the ride. She enjoyed staying active and being...
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Martha Ann Reeves

December 22, 1946 - January 31, 2016

Martha Ann (Underwood) Reeves, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Bluefield, WV on December 22, 1946, Martha was the daughter of the late Harless Underwood and Geneva Robison Underwood. Martha's hobbies included crossword puzzles, needlepoint, and cooking. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her loving children and...
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Scott W. McCloe, Sr.

June 12, 1971 - January 28, 2016

Scott Warren McCloe, Sr., age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born in Elkton, MD, on June 12, 1971 to Bertha Nino and the late Bernard McCloe. A passionate sports fan, Scott followed many different teams in a variety of sports, but his all time favorite was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He introduced his sons...
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Emzy M. Walls

May 2, 1934 - January 21, 2016

Emzy M. Walls, age 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on May 2, 1934, in War Eagle, WV, to the late Herbert and Frances Moore Walls. Emzy was an entrepreneur who loved and provided for his family. He was a home builder and contractor, and owned and operated a bar and pool hall, "Four Walls" and "The Hole in the Wall". He was...
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Lloyd Reeves

January 18, 1961 - January 18, 2016

Lloyd "Danny" Reeves, Jr., 55, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Danny was born January 18, 1961 in Elkton, MD. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles; which he often entered into bike shows. He enjoyed watching Old Western movies and Law and Order, gardening, going to turkey shoots and running heavy equipment. There wasn't...
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Christine Anita Lucas

November 13, 1970 - January 10, 2016

Christine Anita (Sotirellis) Lucas, age 45, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly from Saddle River, NJ passed away on January 10, 2016 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1970 to Alex Sotirellis and the late Patricia Sotirellis in Saddle River, NJ. Christine was a substitute teacher for Cecil County Public Schools. She had a love for the beach and spent her time searching for sea glass...
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Linda Nell Scott

September 23, 1962 - December 24, 2015

Linda Nell Scott, 53, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 24, 2015. Born September 23, 1962 in Okinawa, Japan, Linda was the daughter of the late Richard George Beacher, Sr. and the late Peggy Jo (Allen) Beacher. Linda was a lifelong resident of Elkton; even though she traveled with her husband, David, across the country and fell in love with Louisiana, Elkton was always...
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Irvin M. Deibert

July 27, 1941 - November 30, 2015

Irvin Mitchell "Weed" Deibert, age 74, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Laurelwood Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 27, 1941 in Elkton, MD to Ruth K. McKeown Deibert and the late Foster L. Deibert, Sr. "Weed", as he was known to his friends and family, graduated from Elkton High School, and started work at the Chysler Corp. in Newark, DE, where he served for 40 years...
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George Alvan Raymond, Sr.

September 11, 1932 - November 21, 2015

George Alvan Raymond, Sr., age 83, of North East, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Transition Care Center in Elkton, MD. He was born on September 11, 1932, in Williamsport, PA. to the late George G. and Sarah Martha Fox Raymond. George served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1953-55. Upon his return, he went to work as a truck driver in Williamsport, PA with...
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Faith E. Archer

September 5, 1934 - November 18, 2015

Faith E. Archer, 81, of North East, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in the company of her beloved husband, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 5, 1934 in Lancaster, PA, Faith was the oldest daughter of the late Phillip John Emmerich and Florence Gladys (Killian) Emmerich. Faith has four sisters, Hope Bachman of Strasburg, PA, Carol Moore and Louise Canan of...
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Paul D. Simpson, Sr.

April 11, 1945 - November 13, 2015

Paul D. Simpson, 70, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, November 13, 2015. Born April 11, 1945 in Elkton, MD, Paul was the son of the late Howard M. and Juanita (Hysell) Simpson. Paul served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a lifelong member of the Chesapeake City VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends but most of all he absolutely...
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Eugene T. Gene Meekins

July 30, 1938 - November 8, 2015

Eugene T. "Gene" Meekins, age 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Singerly Manor Nursing Home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 30, 1938, in Elkton, MD to the late Roland and Ella Clayton Meekins. A resident of Elkton all his life, he worked for General Cable, later Pirelli Cable, for over twenty five years, He served his country in the Army, where he was stationed...
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Deborah Jane Johnson

August 13, 1960 - October 29, 2015

Deborah Jane Johnson, 55, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Thursday, October 29, 2015 at her home. Born August 13, 1960 in Elkton, MD, Deborah was the daughter of James Corrie and the late Mildred (Bishel) Corrie. She was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and crocheting. She cherished her time spent with her wonderful family and numerous friends. Deborah is survived by her son, James...
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Doris Jean Baldwin

November 30, 1942 - October 25, 2015

Doris Jean Baldwin, age 72, of North East, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on November 30, 1942, in Abingdon, VA, to the late Eugene and Katherine V. (Cooper) Kestner. Doris enjoyed baking, traveling with her husband Robert and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 40 years,...
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Nellie Mae Booker

March 13, 1950 - October 10, 2015

Nellie Mae Booker, age 65, of Dover, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Genesis Health & Rehab in Elkton, MD. She was born on March 13, 1950 in Roanoke, VA to the late Clarence Vivian and Olga Jeannett Grey Burchett. She was a homemaker her whole life, loving and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Caleb L. Rojas

August 21, 1979 - October 7, 2015

Caleb Luiz Rojas, age 36, of North East, MD, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at his home in North East, MD. He was born on August 21, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY, to Jose Luiz Rojas and Leanna Hoy Burnett. Caleb worked as an electrician in the construction trades. He enjoyed the outdoors, from camping and hiking, snowboarding and tubing, to a leisurely game of disc golf through...
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Jeremy Dwayne Hollada, Sr.

August 18, 1987 - October 6, 2015

Jeremy Dwayne Hollada, Sr., 28, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Born August 18, 1987 in Elkton, MD, Jeremy was the son of Linda Hollada and the late Michael D. Hollada, Sr. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and going to the Cecil County Drag Strip. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his children. He was loved by many and will...
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Violet Mildred Cross

July 4, 1923 - September 27, 2015

Violet Mildred Cross, 92, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully September 27, 2015. Born in Grand-Saline, TX on July 4, 1923, Violet was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Beulah Gholston. She was a woman devoted to her family and in her later years was active in church work. Surviving are her sons, Nick Cross and his wife Christine of Newark, DE, and Dan Cross...
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Michael Rea Lewis, Sr.

July 6, 1987 - September 7, 2015

Michael R. Lewis, Sr., 28, of Seaford, DE, passed away at home Monday, September 7, 2015. Born on July 6, 1987 in Elkton, MD, Michael was the son of Harriet Lewis and the late Tom Ellis. Michael worked for Unicon, Inc, where he was a chicken catcher. He loved his job, as well as shooting pool, riding motorcycles and ATVs, and watching Ravens football games, Michael's most cherished times were...
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James "Jim" Edmond Craft, Sr.

May 10, 1932 - September 6, 2015

James Edmond Craft, Sr., 83, of Port Deposit, MD passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015. Born May 10, 1932 in Rocks, MD, Jim was the son of the late Bert and Marie (Holbrook) Craft. Jim owned and operated the Chuck House restaurant from 1988 to 1992. He enjoyed being outdoors surrounded by nature, especially walking through the woods with his beloved dogs. He was a gifted artiest and enjoyed...
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Frank Birney

November 11, 1926 - September 6, 2015

Frank Anderson Birney, age 88, of North East, MD passed away on September 6, 2015. Frank was born in Elkton, MD on November 11, 1926 to the late David Paul Birney & Bessie Birney. Frank was a self-employed truck driver from 1963 to 1991. He is survived by his cousins; David Paul Birney of North East, MD, Walter Birney or Elkton, MD and Lawrence Birney of Elkton, MD; sister in laws, Della Mae...
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Dwayne R. Shreve

May 2, 1947 - September 4, 2015

Dwayne R. Shreve, age 68, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015, at home. He was born May 2, 1947, in Libertyville, IL, to the late John and Norma Olson Shreve. Growing up in Illinois, he worked his way through college, holding several blue collar jobs, including night-shift janitor. Upon earning his degree, he began a career with the federal government in 1978. He retired...
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Drema N. Clark

August 19, 1949 - September 3, 2015

Drema Nugalene (Nug, Nuggie, Memom) Clark, 66, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 while at home with her husband, James K. Clark and immediate family. Drema was born in Powellton, WV, on August 19, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Elvie T. Moore and Zela Daniels Moore. She enjoyed spending time and creating memories with her family and friends. She was a...
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