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Virginia C. Samuels

Virginia C. Samuels

May 21, 1931 — February 13, 2013
Service: February 20, 2013

Virginia C. Samuels, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Born in Rising Sun on May 21, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Jacob and Violet (Smith) Christie. She served as a homemaker for her family from 1947 to 1957. In 1949, she graduated from George Washington Carver H.S. Virginia began her career at Chester County Hospital where she worked from 1965 to 1973. Due to health issues, she...

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John R. Miller

John R. Miller

July 15, 1946 — February 11, 2013
Service: February 17, 2013

John R. Miller, age 66, of Colora, MD passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at his home. John was born on July 15, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. He was a 1964 graduate of Poly Technic Institute and graduate of Cecil Community College as a member of Alfa Alfa Thada National Honor Society. He worked for Bethlehem Steel Shipyard for over 25 years, Newport News Shipyard and was most recently retired from W.L. Gore in 2011 as a Facilities Engineer...

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Ila Doris Frederick

Ila Doris Frederick

April 2, 1939 — February 10, 2013
Service: February 15, 2013

Ila Doris Frederick, age 73, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 10, 2013. Ila was born in Bedford, PA on April 2, 1939 to late Leslie A. & Pansy (Glover) Valentine Ila was a school bus driver for Cecil County Public Schools for many years and also a brownie leader with the Girl Scouts of America. Ila loved raising her children and spending time with her family. She enjoyed going back home for the holidays and camping at the ocean...

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Donna Michalski

Donna Michalski

October 7, 1956 — February 9, 2013
Service: February 14, 2013

Donna Sue Michalski, age 56, of North East, MD, passed peacefully into God's hands in her home on Saturday, February 9, 2013 surrounded by her husband and two pet dogs. She was born in Baltimore, MD on October 7, 1956 to Kezia and the late Edith (Forbes) McNeal. Donna worked as a sales rep selling wholesale electronic components to various business accounts in the area. Having an artistic eye and a technical background, she returned to Cecil...

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Linda Muriel Swim

Linda Muriel Swim

May 6, 1948 — February 9, 2013
Service: February 18, 2013

Linda Muriel Swim, age 64, of Rising Sun, MD went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 9, 2013 after a long illness. Linda was born on May 6, 1948 in Middletown, Ohio. Linda was a homemaker. A true artist at heart, she loved playing the piano and painting. She was a wonderful artist. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her mother, Ruby J. Chambers of Rising Sun; three daughters, Melisa S....

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Barry DeVita

Barry DeVita

March 20, 1942 — February 7, 2013
Service: February 11, 2013

Barry DeVita, age 70, passed away at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Barry was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1942. Barry loved music; he formed and played in a rock and roll band as a lead singer and guitarist in the early 60's. He also wrote and copyrighted two songs. He served in the US Air Force for six years. He was an accomplished writer and many of his writings were published. Barry helped with...

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Marie Glover

Marie Glover

April 16, 1933 — February 5, 2013
Service: Private Service

Marie Glover, 79, of Elkton, MD, passed away February 5, 2013 at Union Hospital with her son by her side. Born in Pennsville, NJ on April 16, 1933, Marie was the daughter of the late George Howard and Margeuritte Bruce Ash. She was a homemaker and worked for a time as a dispatcher at Philadelphia International Airport and was a member of River Rock Apostolic Church. A woman devoted to her family, she will be dearly missed. ...

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James J Byrne

James J Byrne

February 19, 1927 — February 4, 2013
Service: Private Service

James J. Byrne, 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at Millcroft Senior Living Facility on February 4, 2013. Born in Coal Bloom, WV on February 19, 1927, Jim was the son of the late John T. and Marie Riley Byrne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He volunteered for service during the Second World War and served in the Pacific Theatre. He was later drafted and served in the Korean War as well. Jim had a strong work ethic....

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Joan King Chalker

Joan King Chalker

— January 31, 2013
Service: February 6, 2013

Joan King Chalker, age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Joan was born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 6, 1929. Joan attended Haverford High School, and then Penn State University, where she earned a degree in business. She went on to work with Frank Piasecki at Piasecki Helicopter during the development of the HRP-1 "Flying Banana", and in later years at the University of Delaware. She spent summers with her children...

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Kathryn C Hermanns

Kathryn C Hermanns

January 23, 1926 — January 30, 2013
Service: No Services

Kathryn C. Hermanns, 87, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away January 30, 2013 at Seasons Hospice. According to her wishes, services will be private. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com (410)398-3388 Kathryn was born in Niagara Falls, NY on January 23, 1926. Her parents were John A. Kearns and Anna Rae Frempt Kearns. Her husband Ted Hermann was by her side at the moment of her death as he held her hand. Mom/Grandmom was also...

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