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Doris B. DeStafney

Doris B. DeStafney

June 19, 1926 — February 25, 2013
Service: March 15, 2013

Doris B. DeStafney, age 86, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Christiana Hospital. Doris was born in Newark DE on June 19, 1926 to the late Charles & Mary Biddle. She was a graduate of Newark High School. After high school, she worked for Delmarva Power as a clerk, retiring after more than 20 years of service. Delivering Meals on Wheels to the home bound for many years was her way to give back to the community and brought her...

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Luther R. Gilliam

Luther R. Gilliam

November 22, 1921 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Luther R. Gilliam, age 91, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 24, 2013. Luther was born in Phenix, VA on November 22, 1921 to the late Luther R. Gilliam & Hannie (Pugh) Gilliam. Luther was a veteran of the Army having served from 1942-1945 and 1950-1951 in Company C, 393rd, 99th Division. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII having been captured on December 16, 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge and was liberated on April 29,...

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Elizabeth  A. Jaquette

Elizabeth A. Jaquette

October 24, 1928 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 4, 2013

Surrounded by loved ones, Elizabeth A. Jaquette, age 84, formerly of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Genesis Healthcare in Elkton, MD. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 24, 1928, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Walther) Jaquette. Upon graduating from Elkton H.S., she worked at Libby's Beauty Shop in Elkton until she started her own shop which she operated for many years. In her spare time,...

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Ruth Barrett Kyle

Ruth Barrett Kyle

June 30, 1926 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Ruth Barrett Kyle, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on February 24, 2013. Ruth was born in Sylmar, PA on June 30, 1926 to the late Clifford and Kathleen (Ferguson) Barrett. Ruth attended Beacom College where she earned a two year associate's degree. She was one of the longest standing members of Mt. Pleasant Church. Ruth was in charge of the dining room for the spring and fall turkey suppers, always making sure their were pies for all. ...

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Jane Diem Pearl

Jane Diem Pearl

July 3, 1924 — February 23, 2013
Service: February 27, 2013

Jane D. Pearl, age 88 of Newark, DE and formerly of Coatesville, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on July 3, 1924 in West Chester, PA to the late Clarence and Ella Mae (Sharp) Diem. She graduated from Oxford H.S. and worked as a secretary for Lukens Steel, from which she retired after almost 40 years of service. She loved gardening and music and was...

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Sam J. Abbey

Sam J. Abbey

August 14, 1947 — February 19, 2013
Service: March 4, 2013

Sam Abbey, aged 65, of North East, MD, and Hialeah, FL, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Hialeah, FL. He was born on August 14, 1947 in Denton, TX to Hazel Belcher Abbey and the late Donald Sam Abbey. Sam was devoted to the horse racing industry and had a career that spanned over 43 years. Over his career he was the Director of Racing at Delaware Park, Atlantic City Race Track, and the Fair Grounds in New Orleans and spent...

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Margaret W. Smith

Margaret W. Smith

July 17, 1929 — February 19, 2013
Service: March 1, 2013

Margaret Werner Smith, 83, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away Tuesday February 19, 2013 at home with her family. Born on July 17, 1929 in Nassawadox, VA, Margaret was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Melson Werner of Greenbush, VA. Margaret's mother died when Margaret was three weeks old. Her father eventually remarried, and Leanora Barnes Werner became the mother Margaret did not have. Margaret enjoyed...

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George  R. "Lovie" WIlliams

George R. "Lovie" WIlliams

January 12, 1924 — February 18, 2013
Service: February 21, 2013

Mr. George R. (Lovie) Williams, 89, of Chesapeake City, MD, died February 18, 2013 at Laurelwood Care Center. Mr. Williams lived his life in Delaware and Chesapeake City, MD. He worked on the roads for the State of Maryland and also was a farmer. He loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being ornery, therefore the name Lovie. He was very loving and caring and will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen J. Williams and...

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Kathleen M. (Gregg) Pugh

Kathleen M. (Gregg) Pugh

January 21, 1954 — February 15, 2013
Service: March 7, 2013

Kathleen M. Pugh, age 59, of Elkton, MD died suddenly Friday, February 15, 2013. Kathleen was born on January 21, 1954 in Elkton, MD. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially on the holidays and family outings. Kathleen attended Marantha Baptist Church of Elkton and she loved the Lord and reading the Bible. Kathleen was an outgoing person; she always worked where she could help people. Everyone that met her or knew her loved her...

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Klaus H. Huebner, M.D.

Klaus H. Huebner, M.D.

April 28, 1916 — February 15, 2013
Service: Private Service

Dr. Klaus H. Huebner, M.D., passed away quietly at his home in North East Heights, Maryland, on Friday evening, February 15, 2013 at age 96. Dr. Huebner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1942. After serving with distinction with the U.S. Army in Italy in WWII, Dr. Huebner was a long time family physician first in North East, Maryland, and then at the Perry Point Veterans Hospital in Perryville, Maryland, from...

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