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Jeannette Nesbitt Hillyer

Jeannette Nesbitt Hillyer

July 25, 1922 — May 1, 2013
Service: May 7, 2013

Jeannette Nesbitt Hillyer, age 90, passed away on May 1, 2013 in Port Deposit, MD. Jeannette was born in Port Deposit, MD on July 25, 1922 to the late Harry Nesbitt and Ethel (Jones) Nesbitt. A supporter and member of the Democratic Party, Jeannette was very active in community affairs. She was a big part of the Bainbridge Development Corporation, where she championed causes like a Naval History museum and a Veteran's Cemetery for this...

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Paul L. Schlosser, Jr.

Paul L. Schlosser, Jr.

October 7, 1954 — May 1, 2013
Service: May 15, 2013

Paul L. Schlosser Jr., age 58, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Wilmington Hospital. Paul was born on October 7, 1954 in Wilmington, DE. After graduating from Newark High School in 1972 he attended the University of Delaware. Paul was owner & operator of Schlosser & Assoc. Mechanical Contracting Inc. An avid Triathlete, he was a USA Triathlon Association All American. Paul competed worldwide earning several awards. He...

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Patricia Ann French

March 17, 1957 — April 27, 2013
Service: May 3, 2013

Patricia Ann French, 56, of Newark, DE, passed away at her home Saturday April 27, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Born in Huntington, WV on March 17, 1957, Patty was the daughter of Floyd and Betty Carrigan of Port St. Lucie, FL. She was a 1975 graduate of Christiana High School. She was a member of the Monday night Ladies League at Blue Hen Lanes, was a member of a Trivial Pursuit group and also enjoyed playing Bunko with her...

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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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