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Obituaries

Alyssa Nicole Johnson

Alyssa Nicole Johnson

February 7, 2009 — November 17, 2012
Service: November 27, 2012

Alyssa Nicole Johnson, 3 yrs. old, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was born on February 7, 2009 in Paradise, CA. Alyssa is survived by her parents, Jeanette M. Dakin of Rising Sun, MD and Marcus A. Johnson of Drumore, PA. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Cole of Rising Sun, MD and Mike Cole of Peach Bottom, PA; maternal grandparents, Tammy Lynn...

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Roy G. "Rusty" Viars, Jr.

Roy G. "Rusty" Viars, Jr.

November 1, 1958 — November 15, 2012
Service: November 20, 2012

Roy "Rusty" G. Viars, Jr., age 54, of Joppa, MD passed away on November 15, 2012 at his residence. Rusty was born in Elkton, MD on November 1, 1958 to the late Roy G. Viars, Sr. and Ruth R. Viars. Rusty was a Veteran serving in the U. S. Army from July 19, 1976 to February 13, 1982. He enjoyed and cherished time spent with his family, especially with his granddaughter. He is survived by his wife; Bonnie P. Viars of Joppa, MD; sons,...

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Nicholas L Swyka, Sr.

Nicholas L Swyka, Sr.

December 23, 1920 — November 13, 2012
Service: November 17, 2012

Nicholas L. Swyka, Sr. Nicholas Lew Swyka, Sr. of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on November 13th, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 23rd, 1920. Called to serve his country, Nick proudly enlisted in the U. S. Army during WWII as an Anti-tank Gunman with the 99th Infantry Division of the 395th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star...

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William "Dusty" G.  Koldus

William "Dusty" G. Koldus

June 12, 1955 — November 11, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

William "Dusty" Gordon Koldus, Jr., age 57, of Rising Sun, MD passed away, peacefully, on November 11, 2012 in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on June 12, 1955 to the late William Gordon Koldus, Sr. and the late Mary Patricia Koldus. He was a master electrician and also a project manager at Chester County Intermediate Unit. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. Dusty is...

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Helen Bolen Shafer

Helen Bolen Shafer

July 22, 1934 — November 11, 2012
Service: November 17, 2012

Helen Inez Bolen Shafer, age 78 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on November 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sneedville, TN on June 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Tyler and Martha Seal. Helen was a member at Janes United Methodist Church in Rising Sun, MD where she was active in the choir and walking club. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and music, but her greatest joy in life was being with her family. She...

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Frances M. Dabler

Frances M. Dabler

July 3, 1923 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 15, 2012

Frances M. Dabler, 89, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday November 10, 2012 at Singerly Manor Assisted Living in Elkton. Born in Newark, DE on July 3, 1923, Frances was the daughter of the late John and Tannie Apsley Grant. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Chesapeake City. She is survived by a son, John "Jack" W. Dabler of Colora, MD; two daughters, Wanda L. Bull of Elkton and Ruth Ann Bull...

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Shirley (McDonald) Knight

Shirley (McDonald) Knight

April 30, 1952 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 14, 2012

Shirley Ann (McDonald) Knight, 60, of Elkton, MD, passed away at her home on November 10, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in West Grove, PA on April 30, 1952, Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Turner. Shirley's first love was her family and was a devoted and loving grandmother. She enjoyed camping, shopping and the beach; and was a fan of country music. She is survived by her husband Harry I. Knight; two daughters,...

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William "Captain" Haelle, Jr.

William "Captain" Haelle, Jr.

July 26, 1933 — November 9, 2012
Service: November 14, 2012

William L. Haelle, Jr., 79, of Earleville, MD, passed away at his home November 9, 2012. Born on July 26, 1933, Bill (Captain) was the son of the late William L. Haelle, Sr. and Edith Layton Haelle. He retired from Smith Kline and French where he worked as a printer. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an active member of VFW Post 3460 in Media, PA as well as Post 7687 in Chesapeake City, MD and served as Commander at both Posts....

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Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes

July 11, 1917 — November 9, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes, 95, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2012. Betty was born in Berlin, Somerset Co., PA on July 11, 1917 to the late Merle Herbert and Emma Grace (Werner) Hay. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1935 where she received the 8th grade DAR Good Citizenship Award, played the piano and violin, and was a cheerleader. After retiring to Delaware, Betty continued playing the piano, as well...

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Catherine Mary Jensen

Catherine Mary Jensen

February 29, 1920 — November 7, 2012
Service: November 13, 2012

Catherine M. Jensen, 92, of Bear, DE, passed away at her home November 7, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, NH on February 29, 1920, Catherine was the daughter of the late Philip and Alice Greene. She bowled on the Gems League in Newport, DE for over 40 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Neal Jensen; three sons, Terry Althouse of FL, MichaelAlthouse of...

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