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

Donald David Luckett

June 22, 1945 - June 1, 2021

Donald David Luckett of Conowingo, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was born in Nashville, TN on June 22, 1945 to the late Oliver Howard Luckett and Dorothy Mai (Sanders) Luckett. Donald was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Described as an old-fashioned and independent man, he honored his Christian beliefs with his lifelong...
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Ruby Louise Taylor

August 24, 1934 - May 26, 2021

Ruby Louise Taylor of Nottingham, PA, age 86, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. She was born in Lancaster, PA on August 24, 1934 to the late Paul P. Hawthorne and Luella M. (Church) Hawthorne. Ruby was a people person who loved to talk to her friends and family on the phone. She loved to take care of people and animals. Ruby liked to keep busy with her daily routine of cooking, cleaning and...
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Harry Gregory Weldy

January 15, 1933 - May 24, 2021

Harry Gregory Weldy, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, surrounded by his family. Harry was born in Beaumont, Mississippi on January 15, 1933. He was the youngest child of Robert L. and Effie Kittrell Weldy's 13 children. Harry is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Betty Bannister Weldy; two sons Robert L. Weldy (Patricia Williams) of...
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Josephine "Jo" E. Jugler

January 30, 1923 - May 22, 2021

Josephine "Jo" Elizabeth (Eder) Jugler, 98, passed away quietly at her home in Rising Sun, MD on May 22, 2021. She was born at home in Elkton, MD on January 30, 1923, the daughter of Harry & Elizabeth (Angle) Eder. A graduate of Elkton High School, she worked a number of clerical jobs including at the Triumph Munitions plant, Chrysler and Union Hospital, where she met the love of her life, Robert...
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Anthony Joseph Wendricks

March 27, 1959 - May 14, 2021

Anthony "Tony" Joseph Wendricks of Rising Sun, MD, age 62, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021. Tony was born on March 27, 1959 in Kenosha, WI to the late Clifford Paul Wendricks, Jr. and Margaret Louise (La Planche) Wendricks. Tony served in the U.S. Army for 3 years in Korea. He worked as a boilermaker for 20+ years. Tony was an avid motorcyclist, he absolutely loved his Harley. Tony...
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David Bryan Haga

September 21, 1984 - May 10, 2021

David Bryan Haga, age 36 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 10. 2021. He was born on September 21, 1984 to Dwain Richard Haga and Tammy (Hall) Haga. David enjoyed wood working and completed a wooden table, which he was very proud of. He had a huge heart and loved spending time with his children and family. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. David enjoyed visiting the mountains,...
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Suzanne Wesley Thompson

March 17, 1943 - May 8, 2021

Suzanne Thompson 78, of Rising Sun, Md, passed away on May 8th, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald Thompson; her sons, Chad Thompson (wife, Nicole), Brad Thompson (wife, Sheena), Brian Thompson (wife, Missi); her grandchildren, Paulina Thompson, Jessica Holmes, Justin Chadwick, Matthew Jenis, Jacob Jenis, Tristan Jenis; her niece, Beth Brock (Husband, Bobby); and two nephews...
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Jerry Anthony Walls, Sr.

February 6, 1943 - May 6, 2021

Jerry Anthony Walls, Sr., of Elkton, MD, age 78 passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. He was born in Howesville, WV on February 6, 1943 to the late Herbert Walls and Ruby (Rhodes) Walls. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Baltimore, MD and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD. A machinist by trade...
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Robert "Bob" W. McCulloch, Sr.

November 10, 1935 - May 4, 2021

Robert "Bob" W. McCulloch, Sr. of Colora, MD, age 85, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born November 10, 1935 in Spring Township, PA to the late John Taylor McCulloch and Emma Sadie (Hinnershitz) McCulloch. Bob McCulloch served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He worked as a Technician and Owner of a Sinclair Gas Station in the 1960's. Bob later followed in his...
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Michael Jack Haga

June 23, 1959 - May 2, 2021

Michael Jack Haga June 23, 1959-May 2, 2021 Michael Jack Haga, age 61, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Michael was born on June 23, 1959, in Havre de Grace, MD. He worked for R.L. Jackson Inc. for 19 years in Port Deposit, MD. Michael was a very devoted family man and a great friend to all who knew him. He was the most kind and giving person anyone could meet. He...
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Jennifer Mahaffey

December 29, 1969 - April 29, 2021

Jennifer Frances Mahaffey, 51, passed away April 29, 2021. Jennifer was born in Baltimore County, MD on December 29th, 1969. Jennifer and her husband Pete met as coworkers at a small retail chain in 1995. Jennifer took a job with Bell Atlantic, later Verizon, in 1996. Through her personal strength and dedication to her work she quickly earned a promotion to management where she continued to...
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Clayton Edward Malamphy

September 25, 2020 - April 29, 2021

Clayton Edward Malamphy of Elkton, MD, age 7 months, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Clayton was born on September 25, 2020 to Brandon Wade Malamphy and Rebecca Louise Chadwick. Clayton was very strong and always smiling, not deserving the hand he was delt. His parents want to thank him for making them proud. Clayton is survived by his parents, Brandon Malamphy and Rebecca...
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Dellamae Agnes Harman

March 8, 1931 - April 27, 2021

Dellamae Agnes Harman, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was born on March 8, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to the late Charles and Della Mae (Knopp) Burkins. Dellamae was an avid reader, who loved reading anything she could get her hands on. She enjoyed watching TV, horse racing, and traveling. Dellamae was a loving mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her...
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Joseph Paul Campbell

February 10, 1932 - April 25, 2021

Joseph Paul Campbell, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was born on February 10, 1932 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Arthur Campbell and Stella (Saunders) Campbell. Paul had a bluegrass band in which he played guitar and sang. He took great joy in playing music and was very good at any instrument he could get his hands on. Paul was a loving father and...
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Patrick "Pat" Michael Muir, Sr.

November 21, 1949 - April 19, 2021

Patrick "Pat" Michael Muir, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 71, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 19, 2021. He was born on November 21, 1949 in Cumberland, MD to the late James Gillette Muir, Sr. and Betty (Boggess) Muir. Pat proudly served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD as well as the American Legion Harley Riders group in Rising...
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Melissa Dawn Eller

January 14, 1964 - April 18, 2021

Melissa Dawn Eller, age 57, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on April 18, 2021. She was born on January 14, 1964 in Havre De Grace, MD to Alyce Jane (Cox) Lovelace and the late John W. Eller. Melissa was a member of the Red Hat Society and actively attended the Church of Nazarene in Rising Sun. She was a full-time mom who loved caring for her two boys. Melissa was a cat lover, including her 6...
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Herrel "Cuz" J. Curry, Jr.

February 4, 1934 - April 6, 2021

Herrel "Cuz" J. Curry, Jr., age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born in Jennersville, PA on February 4, 1934 to the late Herrel J. Curry, Sr. and Helen Armenia (Harris) Curry. Cuz joined the Rising Sun Community Fire Company on March 1, 1955 where he remained a lifelong member up until his passing. During his 66 years with the fire company, he held the...
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Donald Elmer Foster

August 24, 1975 - April 1, 2021

Donald Elmer Foster, age 45 passed away on April 1st, 2021. He was born August 24th, 1975, in Elkton, MD to Elmer and Karen (Hunt) Foster. Donald worked at International Holidays as a Travel Agent for 17 years. He also enjoyed working at Jayco Liquors where he met many lifelong friends. Donald was a member of the Jehovah Witness church. He was not the kind of person to sit around. He...
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Lynda Marie Meaney

June 26, 1972 - March 31, 2021

Lynda Marie Meaney, age 48 of Rockville, MD passed away on March 31, 2021. She was born on June 26, 1972 in Bethesda, MD to the late Donald Cornelius Meaney and Lorraine (Leith) Meaney. Lynda was a loving friend and generous in heart and spirit. She loved children and spent many years working in the child-care field. Lynda made many friends during her time at the Cornerstone Montgomery...
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Robert "Bob" England

April 11, 1929 - March 24, 2021

Robert "Bob" Clifford England of Calvert, MD passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born at home in Calvert, MD on April 11, 1929 to the late George William England and Lillian Anna England. Bob attended school at Calvert then went on to attend the University of Maryland for a time. After his schooling, Robert worked as a milk tester traveling to farms in Cecil County. He then worked at...
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Roger Lee Hamilton

December 18, 1947 - March 23, 2021

Roger Lee Hamilton of Quarryville, PA, age 73, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 18, 1947 to the late Dennis Hamilton and Stella (Frasure) Hamilton. Roger proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1970. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD and was a carpenter by trade. Roger liked to...
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William "Willie" Dan Fortune , Sr.

September 14, 1966 - March 22, 2021

William "Willie" Dan Fortune, Sr., age 54, of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born in Tappahannock, VA on September 14, 1966 to Margaret Ann (Bednasky) Fortune and the late Herman Bernard Fortune, Sr. Willie was a member of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe of VA. His given name was, Red Arrow. He was very passionate about his Native American heritage and enjoyed being...
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Raymond Basil Watters, "Ray"

December 30, 1962 - March 15, 2021

Raymond Basil Watters, "Ray", age 58 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 15, 2021. He was born on December 30, 1962 in Attleboro, MA to the late Wayne Robert Watters and Doris Audrey (Cobb) Smith. Ray was always recognized by his hat, Cadillac, and bare feet. He had a love for photography and you rarely saw him without a camera in his hand. If he wasn't in his Cadillac, he was tending to...
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Mary Lou Keithley

July 9, 1938 - March 11, 2021

Mary Lou Keithley, age 82, formerly of Joppa, MD passed away March 11, 2021. She was born on July 9, 1938 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth Keithley and Margaret Keithley (Hoover). Mary Lou was a Bel Air High School class of 1956 graduate. Her professional career began a year later in 1957 at Bata Shoe Company. Mary worked there for 28 years before retirement as an assembly line worker and...
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Russell Lee Childress, Jr.

January 14, 1943 - March 11, 2021

Russell Lee Childress, Jr., age 78, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 11, 2021. He was born in Fort Benning, GA on January 14, 1943 to the late Russell L. Childress, Sr. and Marybel (Flora) Childress. Mr. Russell L. Childress, Jr. was born at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Delaware in June 1964, he was commissioned a...
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Arthur Franklin Steinhauer

September 7, 1947 - March 10, 2021

Arthur Franklin Steinhauer, age 73, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 10, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 1947 to the late Elmer and Alberta (Davis) Steinhauer. Art had many passions, but none as important as his family. Art loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting small and large game. Over the years he got to go on many hunting adventures out in Colorado, up to a...
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Beverly Mae Butterworth

February 26, 1930 - March 10, 2021

Beverly Mae (Howe) Butterworth of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021. Beverly was born on February 26, 1930, in Mount Hope, WV. She and her mother, Rita Howe, moved to Bellefonte, DE about 1946. Beverly graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948. After high school, she worked at Equitable Trust Company in Wilmington, DE, where she met her husband, G. Wallace (Wally)...
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Reginald Hudson Durst, Jr.

January 24, 1954 - March 10, 2021

Reginald Hudson Durst, Jr., age 67, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 10, 2021. He was born on January 24, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to Barbara Ann (Colvin) Durst and the late Reginald Hudson Durst, Sr. Reginald worked as a truck driver for forty years before retiring. He was a collector, who enjoyed collecting Hess trucks and coins. Reginald loved Nascar and took great joy in going to Dover...
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Nancy Anna Orvis

November 24, 1933 - March 8, 2021

Nancy Anna McWilliams Orvis of Colora, MD formerly of Conowingo, MD, age 87, passed away peacefully at Calvert Manor on Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born in Kimberton, PA on November 24, 1933 to the late Charles and Anna (McClintock) McWilliams. Nancy worked at the West Nottingham Academy as a secretary then later worked at Walmart until her retirement. She loved animals and enjoyed...
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Robert "Rob" Paul Brandl

March 6, 2021

Robert "Rob" Paul Brandl of Rising Sun, MD, age 44, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Rob was born on June 12, 1976 in Elkton, MD to Betty Sue (Rutherford) Nash and Ronald Walter Brandl. Rob was a Veteran and served in the National Guard for 6 years. He worked on the assembly line at Chrysler from 1998 to 2005 and then as a truck driver for Prime for 3 years. Rob enjoyed fishing,...
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Alice Garren Edwards

November 30, 1943 - March 3, 2021

Alice Edwards of Rising Sun, MD, age 77, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was born in New York, NY on November 30, 1943 to the late John and Sarah (Blauvelt) Garren. Alice was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Colora, MD, where she also worked as a teacher's aide in the day care for 20 years. Alice was devoted to her family and found her greatest joy in spending time...
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Dorothy Vivian (Ritz) Ryan

November 13, 1921 - March 2, 2021

Dorothy "Dot" Vivian (Ritz) Ryan, 99, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 2, 2021 at Calvert Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She was born in Honeytown, Indiana on November 13, 1921. Delivered by her father, she was the daughter of Raymond M. Ritz and Caroline E. Ritz, proud Christians and hard-working grain, hog, and chicken farmers of southern Indiana. Dorothy was raised...
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Raymond Weatherington, Sr.

January 21, 1949 - March 2, 2021

Raymond Weatherington, Sr., age 72, of Charlestown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was born in Richmond, VA on January 21, 1949 to the late Earl Weatherington, Sr. and Margaret Celia (Heflin) Weatherington. Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War for four years. Raymond was a member of the VFW, American Legion, attended Bay Church in...
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Steven James Ward

February 24, 1988 - February 26, 2021

Steven James Ward of Port Deposit, MD, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2021. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on February 24, 1988 to Martin James Ward and Anita Carol (Deckman) Ward. In his younger years Steven was extremely active in Boy Scouts, playing baseball, tennis and many other sports. He enjoyed riding and performing stunts on sports bikes, and could never...
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Vance Lester Tipton

April 13, 1956 - February 25, 2021

Vance Lester Tipton, Sr., known my some as "Mr. Mood", of Rising Sun, MD, age 64, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in West Chester, PA on April 13, 1956 to the late Adgie Tipton, Sr. and Nancy Elanor (Rice) Tipton. Vance loved his job working for the family company Tipton Trucking for 42 years. He started as a driver and went on to be a diesel mechanic. Vance could work on...
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Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr.

June 21, 1951 - February 18, 2021

Glen Allen Hinkle, Jr. of Colora, MD, age 69, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. Glen was born on June 21, 1951 in Havre de Grace, MD to Helen Virgena (Sutphin) and the late Glen Allen Hinkle, Sr. Glen was a Rising Sun High School 1969 graduate. He worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 1983 until his retirement in 2016 as a Test Director. Glen was an avid golfer. He was a Ravens...
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Margaret Avampato

September 24, 1925 - February 17, 2021

Margaret Avampato of Bel Air, MD passed away peacefully February 17, 2021 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD following a short stay at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was 95, born September 24, 1925, in Latrobe, PA, the youngest of eight born to Frank and Pearl Spewock. She was the devoted wife of James Avampato for 58 years, who preceded her in death as well as her daughter, Linda Engard. She...
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Michael Warren Price

August 29, 1958 - February 13, 2021

Michael Warren Price, 62, passed away at his home on Between the Flags Farm in Airville, Pennsylvania on February 13th, 2021. Born in West Chester on August, 29th 1958, Price grew up living and working on the horse farms of Unionville and elsewhere in southern Chester County. Known to many as "Big Mike", he was a gifted athlete and talented horseman and huntsman. A 1977 graduate of...
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Milman Prettyman , Jr.

February 13, 2021

Dick Prettyman, 92, passed away February 13, 2021 in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care. Born in Seaford, DE he was the son of the late Milman and Louise (Eskridge) Prettyman. Dick was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria; daughter, Michelle Prettyman; son, Christopher Prettyman; grandchildren: Dian and Eric; and sister, Suzanne Potts of Hudson,...
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Cherie Owens

February 13, 2021

Cherie Ann Owens, age 77 of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, of ovarian cancer. Cherie was born December 17, 1943 in Atchison, KS to the late Juanita (Potter) Markham and Earl Baughman. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Kay (Baughman) Pullum. "Cher," as she was known by many, grew up in an Air Force family and moved nearly every two years, living for a time...
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Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams

August 29, 1936 - February 12, 2021

Allen "Punny" Garrett Williams, age 84, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born in Lick Creek, KY on August 29, 1936 to the late Herbert Williams and Zetta (Fields) Williams. Punny worked for Hinkle and McCoy, Asplundh, and Bobby Nitz Tree Services for sixty-one years, retiring as a tree surgeon at the age of eighty-two. He would always bring animals home that...
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Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr.

January 5, 1952 - February 10, 2021

Leroy Elsworth Warner, Jr., age 69, of North East, MD, passed away on February 10, 2021. Born in West Chester, PA on January 5, 1952. He was the son of the late Leroy Warner, Sr. and Margaret (Epp) Warner. Leroy retired from Chrysler Corporation of Newark, DE as an Assembler. He was an avid collector of everything, particularly collecting cars, motorcycles, and tools. Leroy always had a...
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James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley

May 29, 1932 - February 9, 2021

James "Jimmy" Walter Blakeley of Rising Sun, MD, age 88, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Havre de Grace, MD to Raymond Lee Blakeley and Grace Agnes (Heckman) Blakeley. Jimmy had a great passion for farming and worked on his father's farm most of his life. He loved attending the Farm Show in Pennsylvania every year. Once his health wouldn't allow him to...
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Robert "Bob" Lewis Waddington

February 11, 1944 - February 8, 2021

Robert (better known as Bob) went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 8, 2021. He was born in Salem, New Jersey, on February 11, 1944, to Lewis H. F. and Virginia E. (Coslett) Waddington. Bob was a 1963 graduate of John Dickinson High School and, although he always said he should have been a weatherman, he went on to study his chosen profession of scientific glassblowing at the...
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Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr.

February 5, 2021

Joseph Lee Bandy, Sr. of Colora, MD, age 64, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born on March 6, 1956 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Jesse Edward Bandy and Ruth Lee (Brannon) Bandy. Joseph was an exceptional person and an even better father. He was a truly gifted carpenter and woodworker, that enjoyed playing his guitar and going out to car shows. Joseph is survived by his son,...
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Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry"

September 8, 1951 - February 5, 2021

Lawrence Harrison Sanders, Sr., "Larry" age 69, of Colora, MD, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. He was born in Baltimore, MD on September 8, 1951 to the late Paul Sanders and Dortha M. (Oldaker) Griffith. Before becoming disabled, Larry, a Vietnam veteran, worked in the construction trade as a Drywall Finisher, and was a true craftsman taking great pride in his work. He extended his...
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Jason Michael Minner

January 21, 1977 - February 5, 2021

Jason Michael Minner, age 44, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 5, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 21, 1977 to Donna Marie (Yates) Dant and the late Richard K. Minner. Jason was a kind and generous man who was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a hard worker, multi-talented tradesman, good at everything he did especially carpentry, roofing,...
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Gloria Ann Williams

January 31, 2021

Gloria Ann Williams, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was born on September 28, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joshua Noyes and Catherine Rosabell (Siedel) Noyes. Gloria worked at St. John Holy Angels in Newark, DE. She also a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, MD. In her youth, Gloria was known as a talented ice skater. Gloria loved...
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Kelly Renee Talley

October 17, 1982 - January 31, 2021

Kelly Renee Talley, age 38 of Conowingo, MD went into the arms of her Heavenly Father after a valiant fight with cancer on January 31st, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 17, 1982 in Rising Sun, MD to Nancy Kay (Williams) Wiggins and the late Joseph Ellis Wiggins. Kelly is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Jason Michael Talley; son, Taylor Jason Talley;...
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Margaret Jean Berg

January 25, 2021

Margaret Jean Berg ‐ 76 Margaret Jean Berg was surrounded by family when she passed on January 25, 2021. She was born May 12, 1944, in Bel Air, Maryland, to Clifford and Ruth Townsley. Margaret (Jeanie to her family) spent many years as a successful hair stylist and accountant. She worked as an accountant for 7 years with her daughter Patricia Wagner at her accounting firm, Wagner &...
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Elwood Clair Crothers

January 23, 2021

Elwood Clair Crothers, age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 29, 1934 to the late Elwood Leslie Crothers and Genevie Schlossnagle. Clair retired from Robbins Motor Transportation in 1997 where he was an over-the-road heavy hauler truck driver. In retirement he enjoyed time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren...
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Shirley Agnes McCulloch

June 14, 1937 - January 23, 2021

Shirley Agnes McCulloch of Colora, MD, age 83, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. Shirley was born on June 14, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late George Kahl and Marie (Brockmeyer) Kahl. Shirley enjoyed gardening, crafts, scrapbooking, bird and animal watching, going to yard sales and baking cakes. Her pride and joy was taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Shirley...
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Albert Lee Caldwell, Jr.

May 15, 1935 - January 22, 2021

Albert "Sonny" Lee Caldwell Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 85, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. Sonny was born on May 15, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Albert Lee Caldwell and Dorothy Testerman. Sonny was a truck driver and an electrical lineman for many years. He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for more than 58 years, He was an Endowment member of the...
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John James Hayden

January 18, 2021

John James Hayden, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born on January 23, 1935 to the late Henry Fulton Hayden and Virgie Victoria (Roland) Hayden. John was a very skilled and talented man, especially working with his hands doing different types of craftsmanship. He took great pride in the work that he did. Throughout his life, John enjoyed entertaining...
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Jean Parrish

January 15, 2021

Eleanor "Jean" Parrish (nee Brown) went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 19, 1928 in Montpelier, Vermont to the late Reverend Elias Bond Brown of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Mildred Ennis of Ontario, Canada. She was the sister of the late Barbara Brown. Jean graduated with a teaching degree from New Paltz State Teachers College...
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Bernice Elizabeth Harris

February 6, 1938 - January 14, 2021

Bernice Elizabeth Harris of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Bernice was born on February 6, 1938 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph McMichael Harris and Edna Grace (Marden) Harris. Bernice graduated from Wilmington High School in 1956. She served in the US Air Force from 1961-1963. She worked for Bell Telephone as a surveyor and retired after 30 years of...
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Liyalah Grace Gilcher

January 14, 2021 - January 14, 2021

With broken hearts, we welcomed our daughter, Liyalah Grace Gilcher, into the world on January 14th 2021, only to say Rest In Peace sweet and perfect angel...We love you and we will always remember our baby who was too beautiful for this world. The Lord gave you as a gift to us, and we know He has a wonderful plan for you in heaven! Please say a prayer for our little angel today. A poem for...
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Catherine Mae Lane

March 22, 1931 - January 14, 2021

Catherine Mae Lane of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on March 22, 1931 to the late Harry Charles McMullen and Beatrice (Pyle) McMullen. Catherine received her Master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor's degree from Lincoln University. She was Mayor of Rising Sun from 1990-1994. She was a social...
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Walter Keith Hovatter

April 14, 1930 - January 12, 2021

Walter "Keith" Hovatter of Rising Sun, MD, age 90, was welcomed to his eternal reward Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born on April 14, 1930 to the late Freda Nell Cathell and adopted by the late Walter Hovatter. Keith was born and raised in St. George, WV and graduated from Parsons High School in Parsons, WV. He proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Glynn during the Korean War. After his...
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Joseph John Duff, Jr.

June 27, 1952 - January 9, 2021

Joseph John Duff, Jr passed away on January 9th, 2021 at home in Colora, MD at the age of 68. He was born on June 27th, 1952 in Keyser, WV to the late John Joseph Duff, Sr and Blanche (Conser) Duff. Johnny was a very hardworking and dedicated man who put others before himself and helped in anyway he could. He loved to spend his free time fishing, hunting, and playing horseshoes with friends...
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Jeanne Marie Menge

January 6, 2021

Jeanne Marie "Jeannie" (Boas) Menge, 93, of Conowingo, formerly of Strasburg, PA went to her heavenly home on January 6, 2021 at Calvert Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Rising Sun, MD. Jeannie was born on July 24, 1927 in Lancaster, PA to the late Harry Michael and Thelma May (Sterling) Boas. She was a 1945 graduate of Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA. On September 11,...
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Miguel Angel Reyes

December 27, 1948 - January 3, 2021

Miguel Angel Reyes, Sr., "Papo 13" age 72, of Seaford, DE passed away January 3, 2021. He was born on December 27, 1948 in El Barrio Achiote de Naranjito, Puerto Rico to the late Engracia Reyes and Adela Fuentes. Papo 13 was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during Vietnam. He loved studying the bible, cooking, political history, and was musically talented. Papo 13 played guitar, bass, piano,...
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Benjamin S. Haines

February 12, 1940 - January 2, 2021

Benjamin S. Haines, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Ben was born February 12, 1940 in West Chester, PA, to the late Alfred and Rebecca Haines. Ben's life revolved around agriculture including working on the family dairy farm, operating his own silo and farm equipment business, enjoying hauling everything from Star...
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Nancy A. Curry

March 9, 1936 - January 1, 2021

Nancy A. Curry, age 84, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 1, 2021. She was born in West Grove, PA on March 9, 1936 to the late Glenn O. Osborne and Flora E. (Deaver) Hamilton. Nancy had a ceramic shop located in Rising Sun, MD named "Sun Ceramics." She enjoyed going on car rides, shopping, listening to classic country music and putting puzzles together. Nancy had a great love for any...
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William Earl Simmers

April 26, 1933 - December 31, 2020

William Earl Simmers, of Rising Sun, MD, passed into glory on Thursday, December 31st, 2020. He was 87. He was the son of the late Harvey E. and Estella Marie Kirkwood Simmers. Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Lee Akers Simmers. Earl graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1951, and married his sweetheart Peggy before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War....
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Carol Maxine Gutberlet

May 25, 1948 - December 29, 2020

Carol Maxine Gutberlet, age 72, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born in Fork, MD on May 25, 1948 to the late Frederick Carl Melber, Sr. and Lucille (McGrady) Melber. Carol took great joy in working around the yard with her husband, Gary. She loved playing bingo and was often known as the "Bingo Queen". During her free time, Carol enjoyed reading and...
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Jayden Allen Thompson

June 1, 2011 - December 28, 2020

Jayden Allen Thompson, age 9 of Oxford, PA passed away on December 28, 2020. He was born on June 1, 2011 in Elkton, MD to Meghan Lynn Kennard. Jayden was a very happy boy who always had a smile on his face. He brought so much joy and happiness to everyone who knew him. Although he could be ornery at times, he was a Mama's Boy. He enjoyed being around horses and going on rides with his mom. ...
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Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr.

April 20, 1950 - December 27, 2020

Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr., age 70, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Henry Joseph Gray, Sr. and Jean Marie (Ahern) Gray. Henny was a graduate of Elkton High School class of 1968. He worked as an electrician with IBEW Local #313 for 43 years. Henny moved to Saudi Arabia in October, 1978 and worked...
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Thor Miller

May 15, 1991 - December 26, 2020

Thor Miller of Rising Sun, MD, age 29, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020. He was born in Fayetteville, AR to Mitchel Wayne Miller and Jane Celeste (Moore) Miller. Thor was born with a huge heart and channeled his caring for others through his love of baseball and numerous community efforts. A collegiate baseball scholarship allowed him to continue to help his team on the field, and he...
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Howard Ray Pyle

January 19, 1931 - December 21, 2020

Howard Ray Pyle, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 21, 2020. He was born on January 19, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Casper Wince Pyle and Ida Margaret (Rock) Pyle. Howard was a painter for Local 921 for thirty-one years before retiring. He took great joy in spending time with his family and taking care of his lawn. Howard will be dearly missed by all who knew him. ...
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Ronnie Jack Bare

October 26, 1952 - December 20, 2020

Ronnie Jack Bare, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away December 20, 2020. He was born on October 26, 1952 in Traphill, NC to the late B. Leonard Bare and Perna Bare (Luffman). Ronnie was a hardworking man and loved his family. In his professional career, he was a welder by trade and often worked on heavy equipment. Ronnie enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing, NASCAR and camping....
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Cecil Clemith Pierce

June 29, 1940 - December 17, 2020

Cecil (Bud) Clemith Pierce, III, age 80, of North East, MD, passed away on December 17, 2020 surrounded by his immediate family. He was born in West Grove, Pennsylvania on June 29, 1940 to the late Cecil Clemith Pierce, Jr. and Dorothy (Gill) Pierce. Cecil was known to friends and family as Bud, Buddy, and Pop-Pop. He worked for W.L. Gore & Assoc. for thirty-nine years where he made many...
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Alma Jean Weir

August 18, 1934 - December 16, 2020

Alma Jean Weir," Jean", age 86, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born in Fleetwood, NC on August 18, 1934 to the late Claude and Fannie (Goodman) Haire. Jean retired in 1989 after 35 years of service with the Federal Government. She was a secretary for NARFE and former Board Director at APG Bank. She also served many roles at Young at Heart in Havre...
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Jeffrey Jay Hunt

September 23, 1965 - December 14, 2020

Jeffrey Jay Hunt, age 55 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 14, 2020. He was born on September 23, 1965 in West Grove, PA to the late George Albert Hunt and Margaret (Clifford) Hunt. Jeff was a life long resident of Cecil County, MD. He was a farmer who took great joy in caring for his fields, tractors, animals, and his dog, Buddy. Jeff will be dearly missed. Jeff is survived by his...
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Minnie Pearl Riffey

November 14, 1945 - December 14, 2020

Minnie Pearl Riffey of Conowingo, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 14, 2020. She was born in Townsend, DE on November 14, 1945 the daughter of Jacob Alexander Jones and Nellie Ann Jones. Minnie enjoyed knitting, having knitted many blankets over the years. She was fond of mowing her extensive yard and riding on the golf cart and spent an entertaining four months...
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James H. Webb, Sr.

May 15, 1944 - December 13, 2020

James "Jim" H. Webb, Sr., age 76, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on December 13, 2020. He was born in West Chester, PA on May 15, 1944 to the late Hubert A. Webb and Ruth Geraldine (Reed) Webb. Jim graduated from Rising Sun High School class of 1962. After graduating he worked side by side with his father in their family mushroom business. Jim then moved on to being a Rural Route Mail...
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Kristopher Blane Perry

September 21, 1979 - December 9, 2020

Kristopher Blane Perry, age 41, of Belcamp, MD, passed away on December 9, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on September 21, 1979 to Tommy Wayne Perry and Linda Susan (Van Dyke) Holbrook. Kristopher was a Rising Sun High School graduate in 1997. He was a delivery driver for Conowingo Pizza for over twelve years. Kristopher was an avid comic book collector and enjoyed classic cars. His...
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Robert "Fuzz" Shires, Sr.

July 2, 1934 - December 7, 2020

Robert "Fuzz" Donald Shires, Sr., age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on December 7, 2020. He was born in New Bridge, MD on July 2, 1934 to the late William Herschel Shires and Grace Marie (Madron) Shires. Fuzz proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Shires Body Shop for over fifty years before retiring. Fuzz was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Shriners,...
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Ellen Louise Coale

July 28, 1946 - December 6, 2020

Ellen Louise Coale, age 74, of Conowingo, MD passed away on December 6, 2020. She was born on July 28, 1946 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late James Walter Smith and Hester Louise Hughes (Eastridge). Ellen was a hardworking woman that devoted most of her professional career to ACME markets, which is where she worked for numerous years until 2011. She was a loving and caring mother and...
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Glenn "Bub" Charles Snyder, Sr

June 25, 1962 - December 6, 2020

Glenn "Bub" Charles Snyder, Sr., age 58, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1962 in Missouri to the late Robert Kenneth Snyder, Sr. and Peggy Mae (Zeger) Snyder. Bub loved spending time with his siblings, especially Kim and Kenny. He was a dedicated husband. Bub spent many Sunday nights joyfully singing to the senior citizens at the Elkton VFW....
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Alta Lea Eller

November 18, 1944 - December 6, 2020

Alta Lea Eller, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on December 6, 2020. She was born on November 18, 1944 to the late Claude Allen Sharpe and Ruby Sharpe (Taylor). Alta was a workaholic and held various jobs, which included RMR electric; Elkton Fashions; and Cashier at Acme in Havre de Grace. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and a member of...
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Ramona Yvonne Bundy

June 12, 1932 - December 4, 2020

Ramona Yvonne (Lavan) Bundy, age 88 passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at her residence in Oxford, PA. She was born on June 12, 1932 to the late Lorenzo Mark Lavan and Katherine Hannah (Kirker) Lavan. Ramona was a 1950 graduate of Falls Creek High School and a 1953 graduate of Allegheny School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. She married Leonard Bundy in 1955 after a whirlwind romance that...
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Mexie Esther Perry

January 31, 1925 - December 2, 2020

Mexie "Esther" Perry of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born on January 31, 1925 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Elbert T. Miller and Virginia Pearl (Herndon) Miller. Esther was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and lifetime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. A person that always kept busy, she was an avid reader, enjoyed spending time in her...
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Walter Joseph Graham

February 1, 1935 - November 29, 2020

Walter Joseph Graham of Elkton, (formerly, Baltimore), passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 85. Mr. Graham was a lifelong Marylander, having moved here from Philadelphia when he was six. He was a 1953 graduate of the Salesianum School in Wilmington and then served with the National Guard in the Tank Corps. Mr. Graham worked as an...
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Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard

October 7, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Johnny "John" Bernerd Leonard, age 73, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. He was born in Bristol, VA to the late John Leonard and Mary (Venable) Leonard. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Throughout his military career, he was a Sargent for four years and served during the Vietnam War. He was the second Past...
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Keith Raymond Stephens

October 21, 1948 - November 23, 2020

Keith Raymond Stephens, age 72, of Conowingo, MD passed away November 23, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1948 in Dundalk, MD to the late Russel Stephens and Marie Stephens (Komornik). Keith was a self-taught musician that could play blue grass and gospel music. His musical talents included the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, song writing, and vocals. He was fortunate enough to have met and...
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Barbara Susan McNamee

November 30, 1940 - November 22, 2020

Barbara Susan McNamee of Newark, DE, age 79, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. She was born on November 30, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Shuman R. Swenk and Mina F. (Goll) Swenk. Barbara loved doing crafts as well as doing quilting and other sewing projects. She enjoyed visiting her friends in the sewing group. An active person, Barbara enjoyed skiing when she was younger, was a...
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Jane Anne Czach

August 29, 1926 - November 10, 2020

Jane Anne Czach, formerly of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 94 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Chester, PA on August 29, 1926 to the late Luca and Catherine (Zacher) Wojciechowski. Jane was a special person, one of a kind. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Jane took pride in being a homemaker and full-time...
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Donald Joseph Cole

October 19, 1936 - November 8, 2020

Donald Joseph Cole, age 84 years, of Elkton, MD passed away November 8, 2020. He was born on October 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Leroy Cole and Ellen Mary Dougherty. Don was a traveler and especially loved going on Caribbean cruises with his late wife Lorraine. He enjoyed reading the Wilmington News Journal Newspaper. His favorite TV shows were the classic western ones like...
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Lou Ellen Campbell

November 3, 1943 - November 3, 2020

Lou Ellen Campbell, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. She was born in Richland, VA on November 3, 1943 to the late Harman and Gladys (Meadows) Allison. While growing up in Virginia, Ellen enjoyed participating in 4H by submitting award winning canning and sewing projects for competitions. Ellen moved to Maryland as a teenager where she graduated from Bel Air High...
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Lilly Rebecca Gillespie

September 13, 1926 - October 31, 2020

Lilly Rebecca Gillespie of Rising Sun, MD, age 94, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. Rebecca was born on September 13, 1926 in Newhall, WV to the late William Gustus Reed and Alice Blanche (Altizer) Reed. Rebecca worked at Aberdeen Elementary School as a cafeteria worker for 10 years. She loved children dearly and was an excellent mother to her 7 daughters. Rebecca attended bingo at...
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Charles David Denn

December 6, 1958 - October 27, 2020

Charles David Denn, age 61, of North East, MD passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. He was born in Wilmington, DE on December 6, 1958 to the late Charles Ritchie and Georgia Lorraine (Stover) Denn. Dave proudly served his country for eight years in the U.S. Army. He worked as an Iron Worker for twenty plus years. Dave watched the news all the time and was always sure to keep up with the...
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Terri Lynne Baeder

July 30, 1963 - October 26, 2020

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness" Terri Lynne Baeder passed away October 26, 2020 peacefully at home with family. Born July 30, 1963 in Oxford Pennsylvania to Wilma Jean and Terry Malcolm Reisler. She was raised on a dairy farm. She is...
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Barbara A. Atwood

April 11, 1943 - October 23, 2020

Barbara A. Atwood, age 77, of Oxford, PA passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. She was born in West Chester, PA on April 11, 1943 to the late Thomas Thompson and Edith (Phillipi) Thompson. Barbara was a member of Nottingham Baptist Missionary Church for many years. She loved playing games, specifically bingo, scrabble, cards, and enjoyed doing word finding books. Barbara was a social...
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Floyd "Woody" Craig

April 16, 1937 - October 21, 2020

Floyd "Woody" Elwood Craig of Rising Sun, MD, age 83, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born on April 16, 1937 in Parksville, KY to the late Albert Craig and Cynthia (Honnaker) Conrad. Woody loved music so much he was the lead singer and guitar player in a country western band, The Country Classics. An active and handy man, Woody was always making things or doing home maintenance...
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Cloyd Alan Senn

October 11, 1940 - October 20, 2020

Cloyd Alan Senn, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2020. He was born in Lawton, OK on October 11, 1940. Cloyd served in the U.S Army and graduated from the University of MD with a Master's degree in Business Management. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground as assistant commandant for U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School. Cloyd was involved in Harness Horse Racing for several...
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Everett E. MacCauley

September 21, 1932 - October 19, 2020

Everett E. MacCauley, Jr., age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born in Rowlandville, MD to the late Everett E. MacCauley, Sr. and G. Marie (Kelley) MacCauley. Everett was self-employed and owned his own construction company. Along with construction, Everett had many different talents such as, wood working and carpentry. He enjoyed golfing and watching NFL...
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Irene Martha Mellinger

July 16, 1931 - October 18, 2020

Irene Martha Mellinger of Elkton, MD, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Irene was born on July 16, 1931 in Crumpler, North Carolina to the late Walter J. Taylor and Mollie D. (Jones) Taylor. Irene grew up a farm girl and loved animals, especially horses and her dogs. She was a hard worker, had a very strong work ethic and spent her career working at Chrysler Corp. and in a sewing...
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Thomas James "Tommy" Vernon

February 11, 1947 - October 16, 2020

Thomas "Tommy" James Vernon of Millville, DE, age 73, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1947 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late James Lee Vernon and Rhoda Estelle (Carter) Vernon. Tommy graduated from Rising Sun High School and later earned a Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland University College. After high school, he worked as barracks clerk for the...
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Grace Roark Webb

July 3, 1926 - October 11, 2020

Grace Roark Webb, age 94, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1926 in Ashe County, NC to the late Joshua C. Roark and Ella (Graybeal) Roark. Grace married the love of her life, Victor Webb, Sr. in 1945 and they spent 73 years together. During that time, Grace and Victor worked side by side in the Mushroom growing industry. She was a life-long...
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