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Myrtle Belle Tapp

Myrtle Belle Tapp

January 29, 1926 — August 24, 2015
Service: August 29, 2015

Myrtle Belle Tapp, age 89, of Peryville, MD, passed away August 24, 2015 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Johnson City, TN, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Neal and Martha Miller Pate. She worked in food service in the Cecil County Public Schools. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Gloryland Singers. She was a talented musician and songwriter. She loved children and was a babysitter to...

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Bertha Anna Rixham

Bertha Anna Rixham

November 9, 1930 — August 23, 2015
Service: August 28, 2015

Bertha Anna Rixham, age 84, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 23, 2015. Bertha was born in Baltimore, MD on November 9, 1930 to the late William G. Brewer and Christine E. (Levy) Brewer. Bertha is survived by her two sons: Theodore L. Rixham, III, and Bruce A. Rixham and his wife, Paula, and two daughters: Sharon L. Black and Lisa A. Comer. Additionally, she is survived by her 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two sisters:...

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Edwin D. Stowell, Jr.

Edwin D. Stowell, Jr.

January 1, 1926 — August 23, 2015
Service: September 2, 2015

Edwin "Ed" Derry Stowell, Jr. passed away at 11pm on August 23th, 2015 at the age of 89 in Birmingham, AL. Ed is survived by his wife, Louise McKay Stowell; daughter, Deborah Lynn Stowell of Newark, DE; son, Edwin Derry Stowell, III and wife, Mary of Birmingham, AL; son-in-law Edward G Wright, husband of late Amanda Mae Wright of Virginia Beach, VA; and son Richard Gunning Stowell and wife Reni of Spring, TX. He has 7 grandchildren and 10 great...

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Dorothy M. Hanson, U.S.Navy (Ret.)

Dorothy M. Hanson, U.S.Navy (Ret.)

August 26, 1925 — August 22, 2015
Service: No Services

Dorothy M. Hanson, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on August 26, 1925, in Wilmington, DE to the late Middleton and Helen Merion Hanson. After her nursing training at the Wilmington Hospital Nursing School, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S Navy in 1951. She served on the hospital ship the USNS Patch during the Korean Conflict,...

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Alicia Sowers Schweizer

Alicia Sowers Schweizer

June 13, 1909 — August 16, 2015
Service: August 22, 2015

Alicia S. Schweizer passed away peacefully at the home of her son Navy Captain Edward Schweizer in Chesapeake City, MD on August 16th after a long & well lived life of 106 years. She often said she had an enchanted life. She met her husband, John Mel Schweizer, Jr., in Shanghai, China, where he was a flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force in 1932. They were married in Japan in 1934. She lived the life of an Air Force wife, courageous...

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Edwin W. Atkins, Jr.

Edwin W. Atkins, Jr.

June 28, 1932 — August 15, 2015
Service: September 2, 2015

Edwin W. Atkins, Jr., 83, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on August 15, 2015. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911, where friends and family may visit beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Brookview Cemetery.

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John T. Killian

John T. Killian

November 10, 1959 — August 15, 2015
Service: August 22, 2015

John T. Killian, 55, of Colora, MD passed away suddenly Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born November 10, 1959 in Inchon, South Korea, John was the son of Doo Hwan (Chang) Killian and the late Howard Lloyd Killian, Jr. John attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduating in 1978 then furthering his education at Loyola University Maryland, graduating with a degree in Chemistry in 1982. John spent his career working alongside his family pursing...

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Hugh Patrick "Pat" Donnelly

Hugh Patrick "Pat" Donnelly

July 22, 1929 — August 13, 2015
Service: August 19, 2015

Hugh Patrick ("Pat") Donnelly, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home August 13, 2015. Pat was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern (Occupied) Ireland to Teresa Fitzpatrick Donnelly and Michael Donnelly, Sr. who are predeceased. He was the younger brother of the Reverend Michael Donnelly, also predeceased. Pat immigrated to the United States in the mid-1950s, originally residing in Flatbush (Brooklyn), NY, NY. Shortly after his arrival...

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Alfred Arthur Gruber

Alfred Arthur Gruber

February 11, 1920 — August 9, 2015
Service: October 3, 2015

Alfred Arthur Gruber, age 95, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on August 9, 2015, in Newark, DE. He was born February 11, 1920, in New York City, to the late Otto Arthur Benedict Gruber and Charlotte Genoveva (Beyer) Gruber. Al and his two younger brothers were full-fledged Bronx kids growing up. He attended New York University, the first in his family to do so and graduated in 1941with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon...

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Dennis Ray Singleton

May 22, 1957 — August 9, 2015
Service: August 17, 2015

Dennis Ray Singleton, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born May 22, 1957 in Webster Springs, WV, Dennis was the son of Samuel A. Singleton and the late, Margaret F. (Newhouse) Singleton. Dennis grew up in Elkton, MD and graduated from Elkton High School in 1976. He worked at General Motors in Newport, DE. Dennis is survived by his father, Samuel Singleton, daughter, Kelly Collins, son, Travis Singleton, wife,...

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