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"Sue" Emily Mae Gibney

"Sue" Emily Mae Gibney

April 30, 1932 — November 25, 2012
Service: November 30, 2012

Emily Mae "Sue" Gibney, 80, a lifelong native of Rising Sun, MD, died at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center on Sunday November 25, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Marion T. and Arvilla Mae Terry White. Sue was an original member of the American Legion Post 194, Rising Sun, MD. She worked at Montgomery's Restaurant since the age of 15 and in 1985 she and her husband purchased it and renamed it "Sue's Restaurant" where she continued to work...

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Gary A. Munneke, Esq.

Gary A. Munneke, Esq.

December 29, 1947 — November 22, 2012
Service: November 28, 2012

GARY A. MUNNEKE, ESQ. NOTED LEGAL SCHOLAR, AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR (North East, Maryland)—Noted law professor, author, and American Bar Association leader, Gary A. Munneke, Esq., 64, passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving morning. Gary and his wife, Sharon Walla, spent their time between homes in North East, Maryland and Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed teaching...

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Maynard Tingley, Sr.

Maynard Tingley, Sr.

April 21, 1931 — November 21, 2012
Service: November 28, 2012

Maynard Tingley, Sr., 81, of Petersburg, WV, passed away at his home on November 21, 2012. Born in Monticello, ME on April 21, 1931, Maynard was the son of the late Walter and Georgia Ellen Miller Tingley and was raised in Littleton, ME. He was a carpenter by trade, and was also a talented builder, having built his own homes in West Virginia and Florida, as well as building projects for others. Maynard was a truck driver in Maine for 37 years...

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James Edward Truslow

James Edward Truslow

February 10, 1937 — November 21, 2012
Service: November 27, 2012

James E. Truslow, 75, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away November 21, 2012 at St. Agnes Hospital. Born in Blythedale,, MD on February 10, 1937, Jim was the son of the late Frank and Gavrella Truslow. He worked for many years at BATA Shoe Co. and also worked for a time at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He is survived by his brothers, Dave, Robert, Herbert, Benjamin and Larry Truslow; his sister Irene and many nieces and nephews. A service...

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Richard Joseph Force

Richard Joseph Force

July 30, 1960 — November 20, 2012
Service: November 26, 2012

Richard Joseph Force, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly at his home November 20, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 30, 1960, Richard was the son of Kenneth and Donna Kammer. He was a 1978 graduate of North East High School and a member of Pipefitters Local 74. He was an avid boater, who also enjoyed antique cars and restoring furniture. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he is...

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Thomas "Pop" J. Colasanto

Thomas "Pop" J. Colasanto

September 22, 1915 — November 18, 2012
Service: November 26, 2012

Thomas Joseph "Pop" Colasanto, age 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE surrounded by his family. Mr. Colasanto was born in Harrison, NY, of Italian Immigrants and was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He married Mary-Jo LiBretto in 1938. During WW II, as a U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class, he served as a gunners mate aboard the Stephen C. Foster, a Merchant Marine vessel carrying...

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Draginja Haler

Draginja Haler

July 24, 1936 — November 17, 2012
Service: November 20, 2012

Aged 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November, 17, 2012, at her home in Newark, DE surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Vasilj Haler; son Milan Haler; daughter Gordana Kukoleca; brother Rade Paspalj; and four grandchildren Mihailo Haler, Boris Haler, Milos Kukoleca, and Ana Kukoleca. Services will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at R.T. Foard & Jones F.H., 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711....

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Alyssa Nicole Johnson

Alyssa Nicole Johnson

February 7, 2009 — November 17, 2012
Service: November 27, 2012

Alyssa Nicole Johnson, 3 yrs. old, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was born on February 7, 2009 in Paradise, CA. Alyssa is survived by her parents, Jeanette M. Dakin of Rising Sun, MD and Marcus A. Johnson of Drumore, PA. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Cole of Rising Sun, MD and Mike Cole of Peach Bottom, PA; maternal grandparents, Tammy Lynn...

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Roy G. "Rusty" Viars, Jr.

Roy G. "Rusty" Viars, Jr.

November 1, 1958 — November 15, 2012
Service: November 20, 2012

Roy "Rusty" G. Viars, Jr., age 54, of Joppa, MD passed away on November 15, 2012 at his residence. Rusty was born in Elkton, MD on November 1, 1958 to the late Roy G. Viars, Sr. and Ruth R. Viars. Rusty was a Veteran serving in the U. S. Army from July 19, 1976 to February 13, 1982. He enjoyed and cherished time spent with his family, especially with his granddaughter. He is survived by his wife; Bonnie P. Viars of Joppa, MD; sons,...

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Nicholas L Swyka, Sr.

Nicholas L Swyka, Sr.

December 23, 1920 — November 13, 2012
Service: November 17, 2012

Nicholas L. Swyka, Sr. Nicholas Lew Swyka, Sr. of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on November 13th, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 23rd, 1920. Called to serve his country, Nick proudly enlisted in the U. S. Army during WWII as an Anti-tank Gunman with the 99th Infantry Division of the 395th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star...

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