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Dan Edwin Johnson

Dan Edwin Johnson

April 5, 1955 — March 10, 2018
Service: March 20, 2018

Dan Edwin Johnson was born April 5, 1955 in E. Millinocket, Maine to Sulo Edwin Johnson and Margaret Ann (Murray) Gillis. Suddenly, on March 10, 2018 Dan was called home to be with the Lord. Dan lived the past 12 years in Colora, MD with his loving wife Tammy. Dan was a Certified Welding Inspector by trade and educator at heart. He always knew how to accomplish what others thought impossible. Dan was kind and soft spoken, he always had the...

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Gene  B. Benjamin

Gene B. Benjamin

December 27, 1946 — March 9, 2018
Service: No Services

Gene B. Benjamin, age 71 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. Gene was a retired public school teacher. He was well regarded by fellow teachers and his students. Gene was an advocate for learning and always wanted to inspire his students. Gene is survived by brothers, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held...

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Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

November 29, 1971 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 18, 2018

Edward Besser, Jr., age 46, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home suddenly on March 9, 2018. He was born November 29, 1971 in Baltimore, MD to Gail Mae Staggs and the late Edward Besser, Sr. Eddie is survived by his wife, Rebecca Besser; sons, Eddie Besser III, Nickolas Besser, Brandon Michael Baier; daughter, Samantha Jean Baier; brothers, Johnny and Tony Sierra; and grandmother, Dolores Lightner. He is also survived by two grandsons;...

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Julius Ray Curry

Julius Ray Curry

July 18, 1946 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 20, 2018

Julius Ray Curry, age 71 of Perryville, MD passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Delbarton, WV to the late Julius B. Curry and Haney (Bowman) McNiel. Throughout his life, Julius had a number of jobs including: a truck driver for Tasty Cake, employee for Carroll Tree Service, and he was a prep cook at Ball Park Restaurant in Street, MD. He was a very skilled cook and enjoyed grilling for family cook outs and eating...

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Ellen Stixrude

Ellen Stixrude

October 8, 1928 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 16, 2018

Ellen Stixrude, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany in 1928 to the late Paul Felsch and Dorothea Jacobsen. Ellen graduated from the Freiherr von Stein gymnasium in 1947 with an abitur degree in Math. During her school years and beyond she was an avid sports enthusiast who loved to swim in the nearby Baltic Sea, she participated in...

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Betty Ann Rash-Walker

Betty Ann Rash-Walker

November 5, 1933 — March 8, 2018
Service: March 15, 2018

Betty Ann Rash-Walker, age 84 of Newark, DE passed away on March 8, 2018. She was born on November 5, 1933 in Elkton, MD to the late Walter Cole and Anna T. (Haley) Cole. Betty enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and taking trips to Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Inlet. In her early years, she was a woman who loved to gamble. She would make trips to Atlantic City and Delaware Park hoping to get lucky with...

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James Powell Adams

James Powell Adams

July 26, 1941 — March 7, 2018
Service: May 19, 2018

Colonel James Powell Adams, "Jim", age 76 of Charleston, SC passed away on March 7, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Major General Albert White Adams and Christine (Powell) Adams. Jim was a Colonel in the United States Army where he proudly served his country for over 40 years. He began his career in July 1959, joining the Delaware National Guard as an enlisted man until he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in...

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Eva Marie Daicar

Eva Marie Daicar

December 27, 1943 — March 7, 2018
Service: No Services

Eva M. Daicar, 74, passed away peacefully March 7, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eva was born on December 27, 1943 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Eva had a varied and successful career as a clinical psychologist at the Toronto General Hospital, in executive selection with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, as a psychologist with the Government of Alberta, Canada, as first Director of the Adult Day Care Center at...

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Ruth Theresa Bedwell

Ruth Theresa Bedwell

November 28, 1946 — March 6, 2018
Service: No Services

Ruth Theresa Bedwell, age 71, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born on Thanksgiving, November 28, 1946 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Silver Jim and Catherine (Maier) Taylor. Ruth enjoyed shopping every day of the year, provided that the weather and her body were willing to accommodate that desire. Her favorite haunts were WalMart, Boscov's, Kohl's, Target, Acme, Safeway, Shop Rite, Whole...

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Paul  F.  Harris, Jr.

Paul F. Harris, Jr.

March 9, 1947 — March 6, 2018
Service: March 17, 2018

Paul F. Harris, Jr., age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1947 in Charleston, WV, to the late Paul F., Sr., and Virginia Shafer Harris. A skilled musician, Paul earned his Bachelors Degree from Marshall University, where he was the Drum Major in the marching band. While at Marshall, he was a member of the ZBT Gamma Epsilon Fraternity. He went on to earn his...

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