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Annabelle Elizabeth Couden

Annabelle Elizabeth Couden

September 26, 2012 — October 16, 2012
Service: October 19, 2012

Annabelle Elizabeth Couden, 20 days old, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Christiana Hospital. Annabelle was born on September 26, 2012. She is the daughter of Luke J. Couden of Middletown, DE and Kathryn A. Terranova of Newark, DE. During her days here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by her family. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Joseph P. and Ann R. Terranova of...

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Stewart Wesley Gahagan, Sr.

Stewart Wesley Gahagan, Sr.

April 19, 1931 — October 13, 2012
Service: No Services

Stewart Wesley Gahagan, Sr., 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away October 13, 2012 at Union Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Conowingo, MD on April 19, 1931, Stew was the son of the late Cloy and Pauline Gahagan. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BE in Chemical Engineering. After working for Johns Hopkins University from 1953-55, he joined Mobay Chemical Co. (Monsanto & Bayer). From 1956-1972, he worked at a number of...

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Roldon "Don" Dermyer

Roldon "Don" Dermyer

November 29, 1940 — October 12, 2012
Service: October 17, 2012

Roldon Ray (Don) Dermyer, 71, of Elkton, MD passed away suddenly October 12, 2012 at his home. Born in Tecumseh, MI on November 29, 1940, Don was the son of the late Frederick A. and Ruth (Mattis) Dermyer. He was a graduate of Adrian High School and the Maryland Banking School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Don was Vice President of Peoples Bank of Elkton and retired from First Data of Wilmington, DE. Active in the community, he was past...

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Joyce E. Miller

Joyce E. Miller

November 2, 1934 — October 12, 2012
Service: October 18, 2012

Joyce E. Miller, 77, of Newark, DE, passed away October 12, 2012 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Care. Born in War, WV on November 2, 1934, Joyce was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lorene Coleman Hampton. She was homemaker and most recently was employed in retail at Strawbridge and Clothier. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Daniel (Dan) Miller, Sr.; a son, Jim Miller and his wife Sandi of Millsboro, DE; a daughter Kelly...

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Charles F. Smith

Charles F. Smith

February 28, 1946 — October 10, 2012
Service: October 25, 2012

Charles F. Smith, 66, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away October 10, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Atlanta, GA on February 28, 1946, Charles was the son of the late Allen Wesley and Martha Alford Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Citadel in 1977. He worked as a chemist and plant manager at Colonial Metals. He was a five time Commander of Perryville American Legion Post 135, a two time County...

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David L. Elwood, Jr.

David L. Elwood, Jr.

April 8, 1923 — October 9, 2012
Service: October 17, 2012

David L. Elwood, Jr., age 89, of Calvert, MD passed away on October 9, 2012 in the company of his family. He was born on April 8, 1923 in Wilmington, DE and a resident of the "Forty-acre" neighborhood. He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment an independent Regimental Combat Team, which earned a Presidential Unit Citation and was one of the most decorated units of...

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Kennith "Kenny" Dean Quesenberry

Kennith "Kenny" Dean Quesenberry

November 2, 1932 — October 9, 2012
Service: October 20, 2012

Kennith Dean Quesenberry, age 79, passed away peacefully at home Oct. 09, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Kenny, "Dean" was born November 2, 1932 in Indian Valley, VA to the late Hosie Lee and Pearlie Mae Quesenberry. Kenny worked as a machinist for many years and had a real knack for fixing almost anything broken. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife while they worked together in their garden. However, his greatest joy was...

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Patrick R. Lavery, Jr.

Patrick R. Lavery, Jr.

April 22, 1987 — October 8, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Patrick R. Lavery Jr, 25, of Elkton, MD, passed away at his home Monday October 8, 2012. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on April 22, 1987, Patrick was the son of Patrick and Rayanne Thompson Lavery. He achieved the rank of Life Scout and played in the Cecil Soccer League for eight years before becoming a soccer referee. He graduated from Elkton High School in 2005. He was also a graduate of United Technical Institute in Exton, Pa. He worked at...

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David Michael Bednarik

David Michael Bednarik

November 24, 1946 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 27, 2012

David Michael Bednarik, age 65, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. David was born on November 24, 1946 to the late Charles Albert and Mary A. (Pivovarnicek) Bednarik in Bethlehem, PA. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1964 where he went on to attend La Salle College majoring in Political Science. While at La Salle College he was lettered two years in basketball and graduated in 1968. He also attended Liberty Bible...

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Sally  M. Cairns

Sally M. Cairns

August 8, 1934 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Sally Marquis Cairns passed away on October 5, 2012, after a long and courageous fight against Parkinson's Disease (PD). Her battle has inspired many. She was born in Mineola, New York on August 8, 1934 to V.M. "Don" Marquis, and Helen Roper Marquis. She spent her youth in New York, and moved to San Francisco, CA, during World War II due to her father's assignment for the war effort. While there, she met a group of girls who have remained...

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