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Obituaries

Richard Hamilton Ward, "Kip"

Richard Hamilton Ward, "Kip"

March 13, 1948 — February 16, 2018
Service: April 7, 2018

Richard Hamilton Ward, known to all as Kip, died after a short hospital stay, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland, with his wife, Donna by his side. He was born on March 13, 1948 in Woodbury New Jersey to Herbert Hamilton Ward and Kathryn Summerill Ward, and was the second of five children. With his father serving in the Navy, Kip and his family traveled both in the states and abroad. Kip attended the...

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Hui Chao

Hui Chao

August 2, 1968 — February 14, 2018
Service: March 4, 2018

Hui Chao of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 49. He was born on August 2, 1968 in Tainan, Taiwan to Jim and Li-Ju (Tseng) Chao. Hui graduated from Newark High School in 1986 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at the Hockessin Athletic Club as a Chef, shift manager and was a cherished friend to all at the HAC. Prior to joining the HAC, Hui worked for Chrysler/MoPar in Newark...

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John "Johnny" Dolor

John "Johnny" Dolor

March 3, 1931 — February 14, 2018
Service: February 25, 2018

John "Johnny" H. Dolor, age 86, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on February 14, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Eulalio and Violet Dolor. John dedicated his life to the dredging industry and the expansion of critical water ways; he was always proud of the unique treasures that he dug up and was elated to share them with his friends and family. John's dredging career was...

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Nancy  Russell

Nancy Russell

August 17, 1939 — February 12, 2018
Service: February 17, 2018

Nancy Russell, age 78 of Newark, DE, passed away February 12, 2018. She was born August 17, 1939 in Elizabeth, PA to the late Robert Wayne Brown and Grace Brown. Nancy was a graduate of Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member and former Deacon at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark. Nancy loved her Philadelphia Eagles and was ecstatic that they won the Super...

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Mathilde Seaman

Mathilde Seaman

May 4, 1923 — February 12, 2018
Service: February 17, 2018

Mathilde Seaman, age 94 of Elkton, MD passed away on February 12, 2018 at home. She was born on May 4, 1923 in Hochspeyer, Germany to the late Tochter von Theobold Schuler and Maria (Schwager) Schuler. Mathilde was raised in Germany and moved to New York as a war bride marrying John Seaman at the end of World War II. The family came to Elkton in 1955 where Mathilde remained until her passing. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic...

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John Elwood Howard

John Elwood Howard

December 19, 1955 — February 11, 2018
Service: March 3, 2018

John Elwood Howard, 62, of Newark, DE (formerly of Endicott, NY & Orlando, FL), passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1955 in Endicott, NY to Shirley Arlene (Gritman) Howard and the late Bernard Elwood Howard. John graduated from Tompkins Community College in Ithaca, NY. He worked for IBM for 35 years, starting out in shipping and receiving, moving on to the chemical plant, before going into accounting. John...

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John C. Boulden

John C. Boulden

December 23, 1935 — February 8, 2018
Service: February 16, 2018

John C. Boulden, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born December 23, 1935, John was the oldest of five sons to the late David and Lucy (Dunsmore) Boulden. John was a diehard Chevy enthusiast. He enjoyed going to car shows to see the classic cars and muscle cars but he was always particularly fond of Chevys. He also enjoyed going to flea markets and taking his family out to eat...

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Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh

Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh

February 27, 1931 — February 8, 2018
Service: February 16, 2018

Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh, a 6th generation Delawarean, passed away Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Facility in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Ogletown, Delaware, February 27, 1931 to Frank W. Morrison, Jr. and Elizabeth Davis Morrison. She attended a one-room school in Ogletown, graduated from Newark High School in 1948 and attended Beacom College. Mrs. Clabaugh had been a bookkeeper for Morrison Hardware...

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Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., "DJ"

Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., "DJ"

December 13, 1993 — February 6, 2018
Service: February 14, 2018

Dean Melvin Ragan, Jr., age 24, of West Plains, MO, passed away on February 6, 2018. Born on December 13, 1993 in Killeen, TX, he was the son of Dean Melvin, Sr. and Virginia Marie (McMullen) Ragan. DJ worked proudly as an over the road truck driver for many years. He greatly enjoyed listening to music, cars, and was a huge fan of the Denver Broncos. DJ loved spending time with his friends and family, but his most cherished moments were those...

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Joyce Lee Diehl

Joyce Lee Diehl

September 22, 1929 — February 5, 2018
Service: February 12, 2018

Joyce L. (Wollaston) Diehl passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 after a brief illness. Joyce was born on September 22, 1929 and resided in the City of Newark her entire life. Her beginning years were on Wollaston Avenue. Joyce is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roger Diehl. She is also survived by her sons: James L. Ford, III and is wife, Teresa of Lewes, DE and John W. Ford of Elkton, MD. Grandchildren: Jacob Ford of Lewes, DE and...

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