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Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

January 3, 1933 — December 9, 2018
Service: No Services

Benjamin F. Koon, Jr., age 85 of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Benjamin Franklin Koon and Emma Catherine (Rippert) Koon. Ben proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He had a big heart for and loved all kinds of animals. Ben liked to work in his yard and loved to...

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Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr.

Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr.

February 10, 1944 — December 8, 2018
Service: December 14, 2018

Ronald Steven Cimorose, Sr., age 74 of Newark, DE passed away on December 8, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1944 in Elkton, MD to the late Clemete Cimorose, Sr. and Agnes Bessie (Ryan) Cimorose. Ron was a life-long Elkton resident and attended Elkton High School. He had an interest in Seibukan Karate and studied the art for many years. In the late 1960's, Ron and his life-long friend, Bob Whited, taught the art to others by running a...

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Francis J. Asti

Francis J. Asti

July 30, 1931 — December 1, 2018
Service: April 6, 2019

Francis Joseph Asti, 87, of Elkton, MD, born July 30, 1931, in Penn Hills, PA, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Fran was a chemical engineer for DuPont in South Carolina, then Delaware. After early retirement from DuPont, he immediately started his second career with Greene Tweed & Co in Pennsylvania. Fran was a man of lists and projects. He had lists for everything, even lists that referenced other lists...

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Leonard Nicholas Brochu

Leonard Nicholas Brochu

January 23, 1940 — November 30, 2018
Service: No Services

Leonard Nicholas Brochu, age 78 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018. Born January 23, 1940 in Sainte-Claire, Canada, Leonard was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Catherine (Kelly) Brochu. Leonard was a member of the I.B.E.W. Electrical Worker Local 351. He enjoyed going to auctions, antiquing and traveling, especially to Florida and Canada. His most cherished time was spent with his family and friends who...

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Barbara Anne Jefferson

Barbara Anne Jefferson

August 30, 1943 — November 30, 2018
Service: December 8, 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 of Bethany Baptist Church in Fox Chase, PA where...

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Joshua M. Meehan

Joshua M. Meehan

September 23, 1994 — November 30, 2018
Service: December 15, 2018

Joshua Michael Meehan, age 24, of Rising Sun, MD was taken to meet his Lord and Savior November 30, 2018. He was born on September 23, 1994 in Elkton, MD to Bonnie and Jack Meehan. Joshua was a graduate of Rising Sun High School class of 2013. He played tennis in high school, travel soccer and learned to play the piano at a young age. He also enjoyed snowboarding and creating innovative designs. His heart was full of love for others and...

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Richard B. Holman

Richard B. Holman

June 22, 1931 — November 29, 2018
Service: December 4, 2018

Richard B. Holman, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away November 29, 2018. He was born June 22, 1931 to the late Stanley Bruce Holman and Jenny Alice Holman (Miller). Richard grew up on a farm with his family, which is where he started to work full-time with his father. He enjoyed his job taking care of the family business and loved to drive the tractor. Richard also worked on the assembly line at the Chrysler automobile plant for over 28...

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Maria Caterina Ford

Maria Caterina Ford

August 3, 2018 — November 28, 2018
Service: December 4, 2018

Maria Caterina Ford of Springfield, PA, age 3 months, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Tacoma, WA on Friday, August 3, 2018 to Michael Paul and Pasqua (Guardavaccaro) Ford. Maria had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She was deeply loved by her family and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Maria is survived by her parents, Michael and Pasqua Ford; brother, Michael, two sisters: Isabella and Francesca;...

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Paul R. Grohol

Paul R. Grohol

September 15, 1937 — November 28, 2018
Service: December 9, 2018

Paul R. Grohol, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2018, after battling Parkinson's disease since 1997. Born September 15, 1937 in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Ciglar) Grohol. Upon moving to Delaware, he attended Goldey-Beacom College. Paul was employed as an accountant at Genuine Parts Co. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling; including several trips to Hawaii and many cruises. He was an avid...

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Gerald Ackley Lynch, "Jerry"

Gerald Ackley Lynch, "Jerry"

November 17, 1924 — November 26, 2018
Service: No Services

Gerald A. Lynch, 94 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE passed away November 26, 2018. Jerry was born November 17, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Lewis and Florence (Ackley) Lynch. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1948, he was a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Newark Senior Center, First Presbyterian Church, The Newark Historical Society and The 2 X 4...

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