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

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

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

Our pledge to you is you and your family will receive highly personalized services delivered with unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect. Feel free to call us anytime for a tour, for prearrangements or final arrangements. We are here for you.


Our Obituaries

Shirley May Hudson

August 18, 1935 - April 24, 2021

Shirley May Hudson or Ocean City, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was born in Chesapeake City, MD on August 18, 1935 to the late Annola Lloyd and Ethel (McGuire) Lloyd. Shirley enjoyed taking care of her home. She loved to read, making frequent trips to the library. Shirley had fun playing Bingo at the senior center, having attended weekly for many years. She found her...
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Steven Arthur Gorman

March 24, 1970 - April 14, 2021

Steven Arthur Gorman of Chesapeake City, MD, age 51, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Elkton, MD on March 24, 1970 to Valerie Jean (Falcon) Gorman and the late James W. Gorman, Jr. Steven participated in Boy Scouts in his youth. He started in the plumbing vo-tech program while attending Bohemia Manor High School. During this time, Steven...
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Jean Ryker Major

February 21, 1935 - March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2021 Jean Major of Chesapeake City, MD, died at the age of 86. Jean spent her youth in various parts of the South, attending Catholic schools and learning to love music from her mother and plants from her father. After her parents settled in Delaware, Jean attended the University of Delaware, where she met her husband, Joe, and graduated with a B.S. in Publications from Simmons...
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George Guy Caleb

February 22, 2021

George Guy Caleb, age 56, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on February 22, 2021. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 27, 1964 to the late John and Gladys (Nowland) Caleb. George graduated from Bohemia Manor High School, class of 1982. He worked as a Union Carpenter with his brother, Jim side by side for thirty-six years before retiring in 2018. During his free time, George enjoyed hunting and...
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Suzanne Martucci

March 30, 1931 - February 17, 2021

Suzanne Appleyard Martucci, age 89, died in her home in Chesapeake City, Maryland surrounded by her husband and family on February 17, 2021. She was born on March 30, 1931 to the late Harold and Katherine Appleyard. Sue was born in Atlantic City, NJ and spent her childhood in Margate, NJ. She eventually settled in Delaware after marrying Charlie, where they raised their family. Despite this, she...
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James C.C. Barnes, Sr.

August 7, 1942 - January 5, 2021

James "Jim" C.C. Barnes, Sr., age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on August 7, 1942 to the late James Christopher Barnes and Adelaide (Currier) Barnes. Jim was an incredible salesman owning many businesses. He owned Truck Tire America working and operating, side by side with his son and wife. Jim had a passion for boating,...
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Ada Rebecca Smith

December 21, 1914 - December 9, 2020

Ada "Miss Becky" Rebecca Smith of Cecilton, MD, age 105 passed away on December, 9, 2020. Becky was born in Cecilton, MD on December 21, 1914 to the late Daniel Everett Smith and Alice (Bennett) Smith. Becky graduated from George Biddle High School class of 1931. After high school she continued her education and graduated from Western Maryland College in 1935. Becky fulfilled her passion for...
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Edward Mercer Neel

June 27, 1930 - December 4, 2020

Edward 'Ed' Mercer Neel of Hacks Point in Earleville, MD and Tarpon Bay in Port St Lucie, FL passed away suddenly on Friday, December 4, 2020. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dolores; their five children: Eddie, Jimmy, Kate Richard, Virginia Ferver and DeDe Benson. Additionally, he was the proud grandfather (and Pop-Pop) to thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Ed...
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Raymond R. Wolters

July 25, 1938 - December 1, 2020

Raymond Wolters passed away on December 1, 2020. He was 82 years old and the Thomas Muncy Keith Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Delaware. Professor Wolters was born in 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Margaret Reilly Wolters and Raymond Martin Wolters. He was educated at two Catholic elementary schools in Los Angeles County; at St. Francis High School near...
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Jack Beaston

July 3, 1945 - October 22, 2020

Jack Beaston, 75, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away October 22, while vacationing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Born in Elkton, MD, he was a retired tavern owner in Elkton, where he shared lots of good times with many friends and townspeople. Jack was always the life of the party! He loved spending time with his family and going to lunch with his friends and always looked forward to...
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Isadore "Izzy" Steven Candeloro

April 6, 1935 - October 22, 2020

Isadore Steven Candeloro, "Izzy", born in Claymont, Delaware on April 6, 1935, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. Izzy was a friend to all who met him. When his family moved from Worthland to Green Street in 1941, his life changed forever upon meeting the girl next door, Sandra. Fifteen years later, Izzy and Sandra married on October 20, 1956. Izzy was a standout athlete at Claymont High...
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Ellen Yvonne Durrett

June 21, 1937 - October 19, 2020

Ellen Yvonne Durrett passed peacefully at home with her family on Monday, October 19, 2020. Yvonne as she was known, was born in Fuquay-Verina, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Edward and Virginia Naylor. She grew up in Essington, Pennsylvania. There she met the man who would be her husband, Wesley Mason Durrett. They were married on June 22, 1957. In 1969, they moved to Chesapeake City...
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Daniel "Dan" Broyles Hutton

August 30, 1965 - October 6, 2020

Daniel "Dan" Broyles Hutton, age 55, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born on August 30, 1965 to the late Frank V.G. Hutton and Deloise (Broyles) Hutton. Dan graduated from Bohemia Manor High School. He was a hardworking builder and an avid woodworker. Dan had a smile that would light up a room, he charmed everyone he met, and did not have a judgmental bone...
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Charles Ernest Wadkins

March 12, 1961 - October 1, 2020

Charles "Chuckie" Ernest Wadkins of Chesapeake City, MD, age 59, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. Chuckie was born on March 12, 1961 in Wilmington, DE to William Gene Wadkins Sr. and the late Audrey Jean (Covey) Wadkins. Chuckie was raised and lived in Chesapeake City, MD his whole life. He loved doing commercial crabbing and enjoyed hunting deer and fishing. Chuckie is survived by...
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John Mack Brown

August 15, 1946 - September 17, 2020

John Mack Brown, 74, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on September 17, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1946 in Canebrake, WV to the late Raymond Gilford Brown and Hilda Stout Brown. John worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at DuPont where he retired after 32 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Elkton, MD and was a former Commander of the Chesapeake City VFW. John volunteered for...
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Gary Biggs

July 6, 1949 - September 10, 2020

Gary Biggs of Chesapeake City, 71, passed away on Thursday September 10, 2020. Gary was born in Elkton, MD , begrudgingly, but transferred as quickly as possible to Chesapeake City where he called home for his entire life no matter where his head hit the pillow. Gary was the youngest son of the late Leon N. Biggs and Pearl Hagedorn. Gary was proud of his hometown and all of his friends and...
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Julie Jones Argoe

October 29, 1956 - August 28, 2020

Julie Jones Argoe of Elkton, MD age 63, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1956 to the late George Beckett Jones, Sr. and Esther (Hannah) Jones. Julie grew up on her family's dairy farm in Earleville, MD, and was a farm girl her whole life. As a child she loved cows and collected anything with a cow on it. Each year she would go to the Cecil...
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Frank Joseph Stringer, Sr.

April 19, 1958 - August 17, 2020

Frank Joseph Stringer, Sr. age 62 of Elkton, MD passed away on August 17, 2020 after a short and fierce battle with cancer. He was born on April 19, 1958 in Bainbridge, MD to the late Frank Ira Stringer and Pauline Doris (Loller) Knecht. Frank was a proud veteran and served in the US Navy for six years where he worked in telecommunications. After serving our country, Frank worked as a skilled...
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Frederic Cowan Garber

June 29, 1942 - July 29, 2020

Frederic "Fred" Cowan Garber, age 78, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born in Waynesboro, VA on June 29, 1942 to the late Harold Lavern Garber and Norma Isabelle (Fisher) Garber. Fred was a 1963 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company for thirty-seven years, retiring as the Director of...
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George Park, Jr.

February 4, 1930 - July 14, 2020

George Park, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was born in Cecilton, MD on February 4, 1930 to the late George Park, Sr. and Eva (Moore) Park. George worked for many years as a farmer before moving on to open his own lawn mowing business where he worked until his passing. He was a member of the Chesapeake Beagle Club and bowled with the Methodist Men's Bowling...
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Joshua C. Kellum

September 23, 1988 - July 6, 2020

Joshua C. Kellum, age 31, Mansfield, TX and Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly on July 6,2020. He was born on September 23, 1988 in Dallas, TX to Susan Lynn Kellum and Larry Dean Kellum. In addition to his parents, Joshua is survived by Wynter Upton and their daughter Lillian Kellum, Tow, TX. A brother, Thomas Stephen Kellum and his wife Denyce, Elkton, MD. His sister, Ashley C Kellum,...
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Harriett Smith Davis

December 13, 1939 - June 4, 2020

On June 4, Chesapeake City lost a valuable and kind resident with the passing of Harriett S. Davis, 80. Born December 13, 1939 in Wilmington Delaware, to parents Roland and Grace Smith, the longtime antique shop owner on Bohemia Avenue in Chesapeake City, was thought of by many as the unofficial Mayor of the town. Harriett owned Jack's Deli in Richardson Park, Delaware from 1967 until 1992. ...
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Brian Gene Wadkins

April 4, 1997 - June 3, 2020

Brian Gene Wadkins, age 23, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born on April 4, 1997 in Elkton, MD to Charles E. Wadkins and the late Theresa Faye Shivery. Those who knew Brian saw him as a happy little boy who loved being outside enjoying nature. He could be found somewhere near the neighborhood catching various reptiles including frogs...
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Barbara Tekla Blendy

July 28, 1933 - May 20, 2020

Chesapeake City, MD – Barbara Tekla Blendy, a faithful soul and lifelong parishioner of St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2020 at the age of 86. Born on July 28, 1933 in Chesapeake City, Barbara was the youngest of her siblings: Joseph (who only lived a few days), Nick, Mike, Mary, Anne, Harry, Bill, and Mildred. After graduating from high school in...
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Lee Arthur Hutton

September 30, 1959 - May 1, 2020

Lee Arthur Hutton of Chesapeake City, MD, age 60, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Lee was born on September 30, 1959 in Elkton, MD to the late Frank V.G. Hutton and Deloise (Cherry)(Broyles) Hutton. Lee was the owner of Hutton Builders Inc. and was a craftsman who took pride in his work building and renovating homes throughout Cecil County. He was a former president and volunteer for the...
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Kenneth Murson

July 7, 1938 - April 19, 2020

Kenneth R. Murson of Elkton, MD, age 81, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. Kenneth was born on July 7, 1938 in Elkton, MD to the late Arthur Murphy and Laura (Murson) Murphy. Kenneth worked at NVF Co. in Delaware for 30 years. He owned and operated three bars in Cecil County, MD and last owned the Alibi Inn in Warwick, MD. He was an avid duck and goose hunter and loved boating. He...
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Margaret C. Glover

June 29, 1943 - April 17, 2020

Margaret Creegan Glover, age 76, of Riddle Village, Media, PA went home to be with her Maker on April 17, 2020. She was the daughter of John T. Creegan and Barbara M. Creegan, born on June 29, 1943 in Cumberland, MD. Margie started her formal education at SS. Peter & Paul in Cumberland and graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School and Mercy Hospital School of X-Ray Technology, Charlotte,...
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Thomas Wesley Husfelt, Sr.

October 23, 1943 - March 20, 2020

Thomas Wesley Husfelt Sr. of Chesapeake City, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Tommy was born on October 23, 1943 in Elkton, MD to the late Vernon Husfelt and Mary (Bailey) Gifford. Tommy loved watching sports, especially horse racing and his favorite teams: the Orioles, Ravens, and Phillies. He enjoyed sitting down and playing poker with his buddies. Tommy liked feeding the...
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Mary Twisdale Johnson

January 7, 1922 - March 10, 2020

MARY TWISDALE JOHNSON Mary Twisdale Johnson of Elkton, MD passed away in Nashville, NC on March 10, 2020. Born in 1922 in Halifax, NC, the daughter of the late James and Elma Twisdale, Sr., she was reared on the family plantation, "Cedar Hurst", in Halifax, NC. Mary graduated from Radford University and pursued post graduate work at UD. Mary taught English and served as guidance counselor at...
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Alberta Biggs

September 2, 1941 - March 1, 2020

Alberta Biggs, age 78, of Chesapeake City, MD died on March 1, 2020 after a very long illness. Mrs. Biggs had a wonderful life. She went many places and made numerous friends along the way. As her journey was coming to an end she was looking forward to getting her new glorified body in heaven. She would like to thank all of those who helped take care of her during her 4 year illness,...
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Helen Wilson Caleb

September 3, 1934 - January 28, 2020

Helen Wilson Caleb, formerly Taylor, of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 3, 1934 to the late Elmer Wilson and Daisy (Reid) Wilson. Helen was a charter member of the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687. She was actively involved with the VFW, holding various offices, before falling ill. Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United...
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Alice Mary Swyka

October 22, 1925 - January 26, 2020

Alice M Swyka, age 94, of Smyrna, DE passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1925 in Glassport, PA to the late August John Quering and Blanche (Konat) Quering. Alice's hometown was Glassport, PA. She was an awesome cook, and made specialty pies including apple, coconut cream, and blackberry. Alice loved reading literature, especially the newspaper. Alice also enjoyed...
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Charles "Chappy" Saxton, Jr.

May 6, 1965 - December 29, 2019

Charles "Chappy" P. Saxton, Jr., age 54, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on May 6, 1965 to Charles P. and Patricia A. Saxton. In addition to his parents, Chappy is survived by his son, Chad A. Saxton of Newark, DE; two daughters: Amanda N. Conte of Wilmington, DE and Abigail E. Saxton of Chesapeake City,...
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David Brookens III

July 3, 1992 - November 22, 2019

David Irvin Brookens III, age 27, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019. He was born in Newark, DE on July 3, 1992 to Barbara Ruth Riley Brookens and the late David Irvin Brookens, Jr. David liked being outdoors enjoying nature. During his free time he loved going fishing and crabbing with his father. David took so much pride in being co-founder of Junk Bee Gone, the business he and his...
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John Edward Lyon

April 11, 1952 - October 19, 2019

John Edward Lyon, age 67 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1952 in Elkton, MD to the late Thompson Archer Lyon and Mabel Patricia (Thorton) Lyon. John was cherished by his family, friends, neighbors, and customers of his own landscaping business, some of which he had for years. He enjoyed playing...
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Anne Sill

February 11, 1945 - September 12, 2019

Anne Hayes Sill of Chesapeake City, MD, age 74, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia County, PA on February 11, 1945 to the late Thomas Hayes and Catherine (Campbell) Hayes. Anne worked for Sun Transport for over twenty years before going on to work as a medical coder and teaching medical coding for ten years. An avid reader of non-fiction, she would often...
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Shirley Ann Flowers

October 13, 1950 - September 5, 2019

Shirley Ann Flowers, age 68, of Earleville, MD passed away September 5, 2019. She was born on October 13, 1950 to the late Raymond and Florence Griffin. Shirley enjoyed her family and adored her great granddaughter Bella. She worked as a home cleaner and devoted most of her time to her loving family. Shirley is survived by her son, Brian Lapkiewicz, Sr. of Earleville, MD; brother, Edward...
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Lydia Mae Brown

March 8, 1960 - July 21, 2019

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

July 18, 1920 - June 10, 2019

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

March 13, 1938 - May 22, 2019

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

October 3, 1947 - May 17, 2019

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

January 27, 1939 - May 14, 2019

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

November 8, 1922 - May 6, 2019

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

April 16, 1928 - April 21, 2019

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

January 3, 1970 - March 28, 2019

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

January 5, 1927 - February 27, 2019

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

June 24, 1918 - February 15, 2019

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

August 30, 1943 - November 30, 2018

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

September 4, 1918 - July 23, 2018

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

November 20, 1936 - July 11, 2018

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

May 2, 1960 - July 2, 2018

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

January 12, 1928 - June 20, 2018

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

June 6, 1989 - June 14, 2018

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

May 17, 1949 - May 1, 2018

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

March 3, 1931 - February 14, 2018

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

September 20, 1949 - February 2, 2018

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

September 9, 1959 - January 26, 2018

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

June 16, 1922 - December 20, 2017

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

December 23, 1946 - November 21, 2017

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

January 10, 1927 - November 8, 2017

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

July 10, 1939 - November 4, 2017

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

February 2, 1960 - October 22, 2017

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

February 7, 1988 - October 15, 2017

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

August 6, 1925 - August 21, 2017

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

April 25, 1951 - June 27, 2017

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

August 21, 1937 - June 2, 2017

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

October 24, 1940 - May 7, 2017

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

December 29, 1936 - April 25, 2017

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

March 8, 1934 - April 7, 2017

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

August 2, 1943 - February 27, 2017

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

March 15, 1938 - February 20, 2017

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

November 12, 1943 - February 18, 2017

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

November 16, 1950 - February 17, 2017

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

August 7, 1940 - February 2, 2017

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

June 3, 1931 - November 30, 2016

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

September 3, 1944 - November 1, 2016

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

February 15, 1940 - October 25, 2016

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

March 23, 1954 - September 18, 2016

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

June 25, 1943 - August 20, 2016

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

December 15, 1953 - August 17, 2016

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

June 3, 1926 - July 21, 2016

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

February 5, 1946 - June 19, 2016

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

June 9, 1933 - May 23, 2016

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

December 5, 1934 - May 21, 2016

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

May 31, 1951 - May 10, 2016

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

December 28, 1944 - April 8, 2016

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

December 20, 1947 - February 11, 2016

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

December 17, 1941 - December 26, 2015

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

September 25, 1935 - October 10, 2015

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

September 20, 1955 - September 26, 2015

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

October 3, 1960 - September 16, 2015

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

September 25, 1942 - September 8, 2015

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

May 10, 1924 - September 7, 2015

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

April 13, 1930 - August 3, 2015

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

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

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

April 29, 1928 - July 17, 2015

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

October 20, 1939 - July 14, 2015

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

March 8, 1931 - July 3, 2015

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

September 2, 1928 - April 10, 2015

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

November 1, 1924 - February 11, 2015

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