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Obituaries

Thomas Taylor Trussell

Thomas Taylor Trussell

June 12, 1928 — July 2, 2013
Service: July 12, 2013

Thomas Taylor Trussell, 85, of Warwick, MD, passed away suddenly at his home July 2, 2013. Tom was born in Baltimore, MD on June 12, 1928 the firstborn of Edward and Mary Virginia Siefers Trussell. He grew up in Western Maryland and attended school in the New Windsor area. He was always known to be a hard worker, taking on jobs to help support the family from a very young age. One of his first full-time jobs was at Martin Marietta during...

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Jane Martenis Balderston

Jane Martenis Balderston

December 7, 1927 — June 30, 2013
Service: July 10, 2013

Jane Martenis Balderston, age 85, died on June 30, 2013, at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Jane was born on December 7, 1927, in Hances Point, Maryland, the daughter of the late Fred Boorman Martenis and Emily Williams Martenis. Jane grew up in Elkton on her parents' farm, Twin Pines. She graduated from Elkton High School. She worked on the farm until she was old enough to go away to college. She graduated magna...

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Ronald Rae

Ronald Rae

June 30, 1933 — June 30, 2013
Service: No Services

Ronald Rae, born in Scotland June 30, 1933, died June 30, 2013 on his 80th birthday. He is survived by his wife Helen and son Ian. Ron was a member of the Elkton Presbyterian church and a member of the American Legion, Cecil Post 15. No funeral service scheduled.

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William H. Moore III

William H. Moore III

September 29, 1933 — June 28, 2013
Service: July 12, 2013

William H. Moore, III, age 79, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, June 28 2013. William, who was known to friends and family as Bill, was born in Shiloh, NJ and was the son of William H. Moore, Jr. and Sara Smalley Moore. Bill worked as a farmer for more than 50 years. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and square dancing with the Two By Fours Square Dance Group. His is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth P. Moore; his sons, W....

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Merle  "Jim" Shank

Merle "Jim" Shank

June 5, 1923 — June 28, 2013
Service: July 3, 2013

Merle James "Jim" Shank, age 90, of Newark, DE left this world on Friday, June 28, 2013 at his home in Newark, DE surrounded by his family and friends. Born June 5, 1923 on a farm near Clear Spring, MD, he was the son of the late Russell J. and Pearl E. (Snyder) Shank. Jim served with the 99th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he worked as a civilian technician for the Army...

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Margaret L. Tiffin

Margaret L. Tiffin

February 19, 1932 — June 27, 2013
Service: July 13, 2013

Margaret Lucille Tiffin, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was born February 19, 1932 in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Annamae and James Caine. She was married for 55 years to her college sweetheart, James Richard Tiffin, who preceded her in death on February 18, 2010 . Marge was a graduate of the East Akron High School and she received a Bachelor of Arts from...

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Arthur E. Hardt

Arthur E. Hardt

June 24, 1914 — June 26, 2013
Service: July 1, 2013

Arthur E. Hardt, 99, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully June 26, 2013 at Arbors at New Castle. Born in Falling Waters, WV on June 24, 1914, Arthur was the son of the late Howard and Lucy Hardt. A graduate of Central Bible Institute, Arthur was a pastor at numerous churches for 50 years. The family is most grateful to the staff at Arbors for their care and compassion during his stay. Arthur is survived by two daughters, Sandra Patton (Robert...

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Dorothy  "Dot" B. Benson

Dorothy "Dot" B. Benson

December 9, 1937 — June 25, 2013
Service: July 2, 2013

Dorothy "Dot" B. Benson, age 75, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Christiana Hospital. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1937 in Lewisburg, WV to the late Emory & Lizzie Mae (Allen) Williams. Dot worked at the Glass Kitchen for over 40 years where she worked every aspect of the restaurant business from waitress to food prep. She was also known to sell Avon and Tupperware. A loving and caring mother, wife and person, she...

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Franklin Sharp Deck, Jr.

Franklin Sharp Deck, Jr.

February 17, 1947 — June 23, 2013
Service: June 28, 2013

Age 66, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on June 23 at Arbors in New Castle, DE after a brief struggle with cancer. Frank was born in Camden, NJ, the son of the late Frank and Eleanor Deck and the brother of John Deck and the late Robert Deck. Frank was nicknamed Corky by the delivery nurses at Cooper Memorial Hospital in Camden NJ. That name stuck and Frank was known only as Corky through high school and beyond. After graduating from Newark...

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Marjory S. "Betty" Frazier

Marjory S. "Betty" Frazier

February 12, 1928 — June 21, 2013
Service: June 27, 2013

Marjory "Betty" Frazier, 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away quickly and peacefully at home on Friday, June 21, 2013, after having suffered a stroke the day before. Betty was born on February 12, 1928, in Bainbridge, MD to the late Emma Ropka Steinhilber and Robert Bernard Steinhilber. She graduated from the Jacob Tome Institute in Port Deposit, MD in 1945. She worked as a secretary, first at the VA in Perryville, MD, and finally retiring as an...

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