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Louise V. Grace

Louise V. Grace

March 9, 1913 — February 8, 2016
Service: February 12, 2016

Louise V. Grace, age 102, of Newark, DE passed away on February 8, 2016. Born on March 9, 1913 to the late Waldo and Elsie (Fussner) Vaughn of Chardon, Ohio. Louise retired on July 1, 1975 from Newark Woolworths as a book keeper after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), Martha Chapter #66 of Fort Atkinson, WI. Louise attended and was dedicated to the Wesleyan Church of Newark in Newark, DE. She...

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James Clarence Horney, Jr.

James Clarence Horney, Jr.

November 4, 1938 — February 4, 2016
Service: February 13, 2016

James Clarence Horney, Jr., 77, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Baltimore, passed away February 4, 2016. Born November 4, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, James was the son of the late James Clarence Horney, Sr. and the late Alice Elizabeth (Fousek) Horney. James worked at Burgers Erectors, Inc. as a sheet metal mechanic for 52 years where he retired in 2000 but he continued to work with them as needed. He loved working on his farm where he raised...

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Esley "Hot Rod" Roop

December 1, 1951 — February 4, 2016
Service: February 8, 2016

Esley Harlass (Hot Rod) Roop, Jr., 64, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at his home February 4, 2016. Born in Elkton, MD on December 1, 1951, Esley was the son of the late Esley Sr. and Doris Strall. He was employed at Peach Bottom as an RW Technician for 46 years. He was a fan of NASCAR and his favorite driver was Dale Ehrnhardt, Jr. He loved nature and watching the wildlife from his back porch. He will be dearly missed by his family and many...

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Norma V. "Granny" Getty

Norma V. "Granny" Getty

January 12, 1930 — February 3, 2016
Service: Private Service

Norma V. "Granny" Getty, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away on February 3, 2016. She was born in Glasgow, DE on January 12, 1930. Norma is survived by her sons, Roger Getty (Susanne), of Elkton, MD and David Getty of Delaware City, DE; daughters, Susan Getty-Evans of Elkton, MD, Sandra Ringler (Jay), of Bear, DE, and Wendy Getty of Middletown, DE; brother, John McDaniel (Shirl), of Newark, DE; and sister, Judith Hall (Robert), of Newark, DE;...

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Loretta Gail Wilson

Loretta Gail Wilson

November 8, 1948 — February 3, 2016
Service: February 13, 2016

Loretta "GAIL" Wilson, age 67, of Elkton, MD passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 surrounded by friends and family. She was a daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Verna Griffith. Gail is survived by her husband, James T. Wilson, and children Donna Tenney and her husband Bill McIlvaine, Elaine Crabtree, Andy Parrett and his wife Rhonda Parrett, Jamie Wilson and Sherina Llagas, sisters Margaret DeBoard, Geneva Rhodes and brother...

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Ruth Bryson

Ruth Bryson

December 23, 1932 — February 2, 2016
Service: February 9, 2016

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

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Julian Wallace Rittenhouse

Julian Wallace Rittenhouse

April 15, 1928 — February 2, 2016
Service: February 13, 2016

Julian Wallace Rittenhouse, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 15, 1928 in Newark, Delaware, he was the son of Cyrus Ephram and Miriam Boys Rittenhouse. After graduating from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA in 1946, he majored in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in the class of 1950, and he was a founding member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. From...

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Martha Ann Reeves

Martha Ann Reeves

December 22, 1946 — January 31, 2016
Service: February 4, 2016

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

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Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr.

Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr.

October 11, 1961 — January 30, 2016
Service: February 7, 2016

Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr., age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on January 30, 2016. Joseph was born in Jennersville, PA on October 11, 1961. Joe was the son of Joseph E. Eastridge, Sr. of Newark, DE and Sylvia (Culler) Martin of Florida. He graduated from Newark High School and Vocational High School. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service as an Assembler and Utility Operator. He was an avid weight lifter and body builder and...

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Catherine E. Space

Catherine E. Space

March 20, 1924 — January 29, 2016
Service: Private Service

Catherine E. Space, age 91 of Newark, DE passed away on January 29, 2016. She is survived by daughters: Holly J. Brundage, and husband, Hal of Kennett Square, PA and Beverly Pennypacker of Wilmington, DE; son, Randall Space and wife, Pam of Elkton, MD; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Space. Services and burial is private. In lieu...

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