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Dawn Ellen Miller Palmer

Dawn Ellen Miller Palmer

May 4, 1973 — April 26, 2013
Service: May 2, 2013

Dawn E. Miller Palmer, 39, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 26, 2013 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Born in Elkton, MD on May 4, 1973, Dawn was the daughter of the Calvin C. Miller and Ruth Forrester. A 1991 graduate of Rising Sun High School, Dawn became a hair stylist upon graduating and worked for various salons before opening The Whole Sha-Bang Salon which she owned and operated for the past 9 years. She was totally devoted to her...

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Catherine Staworsky Shelton

Catherine Staworsky Shelton

April 8, 1938 — April 25, 2013
Service: May 3, 2013

Catherine Staworsky Shelton age 75, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She was born on April 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD and lived in Chesapeake City, MD. Catherine was a dedicated paraeducator for 30 years for Cecil County Public Schools. Her diligent work at Thompson Estates and Holly Hall Elementary schools was committed to helping children with special needs become future students of academic success. ...

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Oma Faye Boyd

Oma Faye Boyd

May 20, 1941 — April 24, 2013
Service: April 30, 2013

Oma Faye Boyd, 71, of Newark, DE, passed away April 24, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Haysi, VA on May 20, 1941, Faye was the daughter of the late Freeman and Bertha Fuller Sykes. She worked as a CNA at Newark Manor Nursing Home for over 40 years. She was one of the first recipients of the Delaware Healthcare Facilities Certified Nursing Assistant "All Star Award" in 2001. She loved Carvel's music and attending...

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Cameron "Lumpy" Davis

September 19, 1978 — April 24, 2013
Service: No Services

Cameron Alan " Lumpy" Davis, age 34, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Born September 19, 1978, he was the son of Edward and Rita Davis. Cameron attended Elkton Christian Academy then continued on to work for Chrysler for ten years. He was a member of Hogs and Heroes, with whom he served as chaplain. He enjoyed spending his time listening to a variety of music, watching reality shows, cooking, and crabbing. Including...

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James R. Hammer

James R. Hammer

April 13, 1931 — April 23, 2013
Service: April 29, 2013

James R. Hammer, 82, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away at his home on April 23, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Born in Norton, VA on April 13, 1931, Jim was the son of the late Russell Lee and Myrtle Lucile Jones Hammer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked for 23 years of honorable federal service at Aberdeen Proving Ground as Chief of the Planners and Estimators. He also owned and operated Hammer Electric. In his...

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Nancy Lee Purner Yeatts

Nancy Lee Purner Yeatts

October 3, 1934 — April 23, 2013
Service: No Services

Nancy Lee Purner Yeatts, 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away April 23, 2013 at Laurelwood Nursing Center. Born in Elkton on October 3, 1934, Nancy was the daughter of the late William and Adeline Crawford Purner. She was a waitress for many years at Schaefer's Canal House and also worked for a time as a greeter at WALMART. She enjoyed bowling and also played BINGO. She loved her dogs who kept her company wherever she went. She is survived by her...

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Harry H. Howard, Jr.

Harry H. Howard, Jr.

November 28, 1914 — April 21, 2013
Service: April 25, 2013

Harry H. Howard, Jr., 98, former Bethlehem Steel Executive, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Kirkland Village. Born November 28, 1914, in Chesapeake City, Maryland, he was the son of the late Harry, Sr. and Lillie (Woolford) Howard. A 1935 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District before joining the Bethlehem Steel Corporation Home...

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Matthew Laird Butensky

Matthew Laird Butensky

September 27, 1978 — April 20, 2013
Service: April 25, 2013

Matthew Laird Butensky Matthew L. Butensky, age 34, of Stewartstown, PA, and formerly of North East, MD, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013. He was born on September 27, 1978 in Voorhees, NJ to Walter and Nancy (McLaughlin) Butensky of Clarksville, TN and North East, MD. Matthew was known for his positive personality and sense of humor. His ability to make anyone laugh brought joy to each person he encountered. ...

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Matthew Wilson, Sr.

Matthew Wilson, Sr.

December 1, 1931 — April 19, 2013
Service: April 25, 2013

Matthew Wilson, Sr., age 81, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday April 19, 2013 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on December 1, 1931 in Plains, PA to the late Matthew and Minnie (Gross) Wilson. Matthew retired from the Chrysler plant in Newark, DE where he worked in the paint shop. A gear head at heart, Matthew loved working on cars, riding motorcycles and tinkering about his home. He enjoyed watching NASCAR...

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Robert "Bob" Schick

Robert "Bob" Schick

October 21, 1942 — April 18, 2013
Service: April 23, 2013

Robert I. Schick, age 70, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Rising Sun, Maryland. Robert was born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1942 to the late Irvin G. Schick and Virginia Dix Schick. A renowned educator, Bob taught "Shop" or Industrial Arts for 35 years in Cecil County Public School System. He was a member of Kiwanis International for over 10+ years and helped create the Kiwanis Kids in the Cecil County Schools....

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