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Obituaries

Norma Eleanor Weaver

Norma Eleanor Weaver

July 28, 1926 — September 13, 2013
Service: September 24, 2013

Norma Eleanor Weaver, 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away at her home September 13, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 28, 1926, the only daughter of Leona LaFontaine and Daniel Dougherty, she was raised by her grandparents, Oliver and Olive Burley LaFontaine. She graduated from Calvert High School in 1943, one of the last graduating classes. She enjoyed bowling, was an avid reader, outstanding cook; famous for her potato salad, and was a...

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Howard B. Tome

Howard B. Tome

September 23, 1923 — September 12, 2013
Service: September 18, 2013

Howard Bancroft Tome, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at home on September 12, 2013. He was born on September 23, 1923 in a large farmhouse on the southwest corner of the Dr. Jack and Rowland Roads, Port Deposit, Maryland. During his childhood, the family lived on several farms in Cecil County, surviving the Great Depression of the 1930's. He was educated at the Jacob Tome Institute, Port Deposit, Maryland, where he played on...

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Joan F. Rooney

Joan F. Rooney

March 2, 1931 — September 11, 2013
Service: September 18, 2013

Joan F. Rooney, 82, of Elkton, MD, passed away September 13, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 2, 1931, Joan was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Beckingham Coughlin. Joan was a resident of Elkton since 1982 and worked as a secretary for the Elkton Chamber of Commerce. She was an avid reader of mysteries and enjoyed everything Disney. Surviving to cherish her memory are her niece Kathryn Nottingham and her...

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Violette L. Mahoney

Violette L. Mahoney

January 1, 1921 — September 8, 2013
Service: September 13, 2013

Violette Leak Mahoney, 92, passed away peacefully at WakeMed in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 8, 2013. She was born January 1, 1921, the fourth and youngest daughter of the late George and Matilda Leak of Newark, Delaware. Violette was a dedicated wife and mother. She was also a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946. She is...

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Bill Harvey

Bill Harvey

August 1, 1945 — September 7, 2013
Service: September 14, 2013

Bill Harvey, age 68, of Colora, MD passed away on September 7, 2013. Bill was born on August 1, 1945 in Richmond, VA to the late William D. and Madge A. (Taylor) Harvey. Bill worked as a stockmaker and made a name for himself internationally as a maker of fine gunstocks. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the 1st Infantry Division, The Black Lions. Bill was very active in the community and was a member of...

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Erica Marie Pomichalek

Erica Marie Pomichalek

May 10, 1988 — September 7, 2013
Service: September 13, 2013

Erica Marie Pomichalek, 25, of Bear, DE, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 7, 2013. Born in Elkton, MD on May 10, 1988, Erica was the daughter of Laura Pomichalek and the late Mark Pomichalek. She was a graduate of Hodgson Vo Tech and worked as a millwright and also for a time was employed at W.L. Gore and Associates. She was a talented softball player, played in the Little League World Series and also enjoyed music. She was a...

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Karen M. Steffe

Karen M. Steffe

July 31, 1957 — September 6, 2013
Service: No Services

Karen M. Steffe, 56, of Earleville, MD passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born July 31, 1957 in Elkton, MD, Karen was the daughter of Doris Wilkens of Lewes, DE and the late William S. Walker. Karen enjoyed the outdoors, boating, camping, and gardening. She also enjoyed holidays and family gatherings, but most of all, she especially treasured her time spent with her grandson, Mateo. Karen is survived by her husband,...

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Randall D. Shippy

Randall D. Shippy

November 27, 1962 — September 5, 2013
Service: September 12, 2013

Randall D. Shippy, age 50, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Wilmington, DE to R. Dean and AvaJo (Hilner) Shippy. Randy graduated from Newark High School in 1980 and the University of Delaware in 1984. He was a member of the UD Alpha Zeta honorary fraternity. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts and earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1979. Randy...

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Mary  Ellen Ladd

Mary Ellen Ladd

June 23, 1956 — September 4, 2013
Service: September 10, 2013

Mary Ellen Ladd, age 57, of Rising Sun, MD went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on June 23, 1956 in Wilmington, DE to Mae Ola (Roland) and the late Roscoe Johnson. Mary spent her time as a cook and child care provider at the Lighthouse Christian Academy Preschool. She was a dedicated member of Porter's Grove Baptist Church, where she would volunteer as a secretary and clerk...

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Ted Michael (Mike) Marcum

Ted Michael (Mike) Marcum

August 25, 1963 — September 4, 2013
Service: September 7, 2013

Ted Michael (Mike) Marcum, 50, of Elkton, MD, passed away September 4, 2013 at Christiana Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Elkton on August 25, 1963, Mike was the son of the late Ted and Violet Blankenship Marcum. He was a 1982 graduate of Elkton High School and for the past 15 years was employed at the Rockford Center in Newark. He loved music, and especially enjoyed listening to classic rock and was a great storyteller. Mike will...

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