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Obituaries

Joyce E. Miller

Joyce E. Miller

November 2, 1934 — October 12, 2012
Service: October 18, 2012

Joyce E. Miller, 77, of Newark, DE, passed away October 12, 2012 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Care. Born in War, WV on November 2, 1934, Joyce was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lorene Coleman Hampton. She was homemaker and most recently was employed in retail at Strawbridge and Clothier. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Daniel (Dan) Miller, Sr.; a son, Jim Miller and his wife Sandi of Millsboro, DE; a daughter Kelly...

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Charles F. Smith

Charles F. Smith

February 28, 1946 — October 10, 2012
Service: October 25, 2012

Charles F. Smith, 66, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away October 10, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Atlanta, GA on February 28, 1946, Charles was the son of the late Allen Wesley and Martha Alford Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Citadel in 1977. He worked as a chemist and plant manager at Colonial Metals. He was a five time Commander of Perryville American Legion Post 135, a two time County...

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David L. Elwood, Jr.

David L. Elwood, Jr.

April 8, 1923 — October 9, 2012
Service: October 17, 2012

David L. Elwood, Jr., age 89, of Calvert, MD passed away on October 9, 2012 in the company of his family. He was born on April 8, 1923 in Wilmington, DE and a resident of the "Forty-acre" neighborhood. He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment an independent Regimental Combat Team, which earned a Presidential Unit Citation and was one of the most decorated units of...

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Kennith "Kenny" Dean Quesenberry

Kennith "Kenny" Dean Quesenberry

November 2, 1932 — October 9, 2012
Service: October 20, 2012

Kennith Dean Quesenberry, age 79, passed away peacefully at home Oct. 09, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Kenny, "Dean" was born November 2, 1932 in Indian Valley, VA to the late Hosie Lee and Pearlie Mae Quesenberry. Kenny worked as a machinist for many years and had a real knack for fixing almost anything broken. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife while they worked together in their garden. However, his greatest joy was...

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Patrick R. Lavery, Jr.

Patrick R. Lavery, Jr.

April 22, 1987 — October 8, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Patrick R. Lavery Jr, 25, of Elkton, MD, passed away at his home Monday October 8, 2012. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 22, 1987, Patrick was the son of Patrick and Rayanne Thompson Lavery. He achieved the rank of Life Scout and played in the Cecil Soccer League for eight years before becoming a soccer referee. He graduated from Elkton High School in 2005. He was also a graduate of United Technical Institute in Exton, Pa. He worked at...

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David Michael Bednarik

David Michael Bednarik

November 24, 1946 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 27, 2012

David Michael Bednarik, age 65, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. David was born on November 24, 1946 to the late Charles Albert and Mary A. (Pivovarnicek) Bednarik in Bethlehem, PA. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1964 where he went on to attend La Salle College majoring in Political Science. While at La Salle College he was lettered two years in basketball and graduated in 1968. He also attended Liberty Bible...

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Sally  M. Cairns

Sally M. Cairns

August 8, 1934 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Sally Marquis Cairns passed away on October 5, 2012, after a long and courageous fight against Parkinson's Disease (PD). Her battle has inspired many. She was born in Mineola, New York on August 8, 1934 to V.M. "Don" Marquis, and Helen Roper Marquis. She spent her youth in New York, and moved to San Francisco, CA, during World War II due to her father's assignment for the war effort. While there, she met a group of girls who have remained...

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Johnsie C. Madron

Johnsie C. Madron

July 13, 2012 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 10, 2012

Johnsie C. Madron, age 93, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at Calvert Manor Health Center on October 5, 2012. Johnsie was born July 13, 1919 in Boone, NC to Graydon & Emma (Thomas) Campbell. Throughout her career she was employed by the Budd Co. in Newark, DE, Jay Dee Dept. Store in Oxford, PA, and the Sun Pharmacy in Rising Sun, MD. Johnsie enjoyed traveling with Cecil Travelers going on many trips throughout the Eastern Coast. She was a...

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William T. "Bill" Knott, Jr.

William T. "Bill" Knott, Jr.

December 28, 1943 — October 4, 2012
Service: October 9, 2012

William "Bill" T. Knott, Jr., age 68, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on October 4, 2012. Bill was born on December 28, 1943 in Lancaster, PA to William T. & Mary Knott. He was a Veteran of the U S Navy having served in the Pacific. He was a devoted family man. He enjoyed camping, gambling, cooking, boating and he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America having served as a troop leader to Troop # 217 Parkesburg, PA. He is survived...

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Wilma Z. "Billie" Franklin

Wilma Z. "Billie" Franklin

January 23, 1917 — October 3, 2012
Service: October 11, 2012

Wilma Z. Franklin "Billie", 95, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Wilma was born on January 23, 1917 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy G. and Verlyn B. (McCann) Edwards. She worked at Aerial Products, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Bainbridge Naval Center. She was also a waitress in Florida, where she lived for many years. She loved Bluegrass music and had "pick-ins" at her home...

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