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Walter  Ray Vannoy, Jr.

Walter Ray Vannoy, Jr.

September 14, 1962 — March 16, 2013
Service: March 23, 2013

On March 16, 2013, Walter Vannoy, age 50, of Newark, Delaware, passed away suddenly at home. Walt was survived by his mother, Elaine Vannoy, of Wilmington, Delaware, and father Walter Ray Vannoy, Sr., of Aberdeen, Maryland. Walt was a graduate of McKean High School. He worked at the University of Delaware in the pest control division for 28 years until his retirement in 2008. Walt loved spending time with his family and friends. He was...

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Mary E. Charnock

May 2, 1930 — March 13, 2013
Service: March 23, 2013

Mary Elizabeth McNeal Charnock, age 82, of Middletown, DE passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Boothwyn, PA to the late John & Dorothy (Smith) McNeal. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Rifenburg and husband, Douglas of Middletown, DE with whom she lived; grandchildren, Matthew Rifenburg and wife, Gina (Graham) of Clayton DE, Jonathan Rifenburg and wife, Audrey (Hausig) of ...

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Richard M. Smith

Richard M. Smith

November 24, 1935 — March 13, 2013
Service: March 18, 2013

Richard M. Smith ("Dick"), the former DuPont employee, golfer, genealogist, father, grandfather, and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Newark. He was 77. A descendent of Germans who settled in the Ohio valley in the early 1800's, Dick was born on November 24, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio. He grew up outside Columbus, in the farming community of Pickaway County. Dick was an accomplished athlete at Walnut Township...

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Pamela Lynn Barker

Pamela Lynn Barker

— March 10, 2013
Service: Private Service

Pamela Barker, age 48, of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013. She is survived by her parents Earl and Selva Wroldsen, sisters; Brenda Owens, Katherine Owens, Connie Barker and Kenneth Barker. Services are private.

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Lauren Rae Ragazzo

Lauren Rae Ragazzo

April 13, 1978 — March 10, 2013
Service: No Services

Lauren Rae Ragazzo of NorthEast, MD departed this world suddenly on March 10, 2013. Born in Yorklyn, DE on April 13, 1978, Lauren attended Christiana High School in Newark, DE graduating with honors in 1996. She attended University of Delaware for a year and then fearlessly drove to California where she studied video production at the Los Angeles Institute of Art. Lauren was a loving daughter, sister and mother. As a...

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Martha G. Smallwood

Martha G. Smallwood

August 19, 1935 — March 10, 2013
Service: No Services

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Lou Burton

Lou Burton

October 15, 1926 — March 9, 2013
Service: Private Service

Lou was born in Parkville, Maryland to Edna Schimpf and Clarence Aubrey Burton. He was the younger brother to Audrey Necker and Grace Montgomery Burton. He enlisted in the Navy and worked on a mine sweeper in the North Pacific during WWII. It was there that he developed a love of Alaska and all its natural beauty. After WWII he met and married Jean Burton, the love of his life, and they remained married for 64 years until his death. They have...

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Ida E. McMullen

Ida E. McMullen

July 20, 1918 — March 7, 2013
Service: March 13, 2013

Ida E. McMullen, age 94, of Hoosick Falls, NY and formerly of Perryville, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Bennington Hospital in Bennington, VT, after a short illness. Ida was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 20, 1918 to the late Joseph Ganora and Gesuina (Conca) Ganora. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Berkau of Hoosick Falls, NY, and two great grandsons, whom she adored, Jeremy Barss and Shane Barss. She was...

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John Lowery Freeman

John Lowery Freeman

March 22, 1924 — March 3, 2013
Service: March 8, 2013

John Lowery (Dick) Freeman, age 88, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Sunday March 3, 2013 at Caraway Manor in Elkton, MD. He was born in Galena, MD on March 22, 1924 to the late C. Harvey and Leona Lowery Freeman. He graduated from Galena Public School in 1940. Mr. Freeman was raised and worked on his parents' farm in Galena, MD. He started his own dairy farming in 1948 and continued to farm until 1963. He prided himself on his registered...

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Meilli Shire Paquin

Meilli Shire Paquin

— March 2, 2013
Service: March 8, 2013

Meilli Shire Paquin, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ansbach, Germany, Meilli was the daughter of the late Johann and Karolina Wilhelminia Kohn. She studied at the University of Heidelberg, and later when she came to the United States, pursued an advanced degree at the University of Southern California. As a young woman, she was an outstanding...

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