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Obituaries

James Edward Truslow

James Edward Truslow

February 10, 1937 — November 21, 2012
Service: November 27, 2012

James E. Truslow, 75, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away November 21, 2012 at St. Agnes Hospital. Born in Blythedale,, MD on February 10, 1937, Jim was the son of the late Frank and Gavrella Truslow. He worked for many years at BATA Shoe Co. and also worked for a time at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He is survived by his brothers, Dave, Robert, Herbert, Benjamin and Larry Truslow; his sister Irene and many nieces and nephews. A service...

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Richard Joseph Force

Richard Joseph Force

July 30, 1960 — November 20, 2012
Service: November 26, 2012

Richard Joseph Force, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly at his home November 20, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 30, 1960, Richard was the son of Kenneth and Donna Kammer. He was a 1978 graduate of North East High School and a member of Pipefitters Local 74. He was an avid boater, who also enjoyed antique cars and restoring furniture. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he is...

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Thomas "Pop" J. Colasanto

Thomas "Pop" J. Colasanto

September 22, 1915 — November 18, 2012
Service: November 26, 2012

Thomas Joseph "Pop" Colasanto, age 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE surrounded by his family. Mr. Colasanto was born in Harrison, NY, of Italian Immigrants and was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He married Mary-Jo LiBretto in 1938. During WW II, as a U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class, he served as a gunners mate aboard the Stephen C. Foster, a Merchant Marine vessel carrying...

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Draginja Haler

Draginja Haler

July 24, 1936 — November 17, 2012
Service: November 20, 2012

Aged 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November, 17, 2012, at her home in Newark, DE surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Vasilj Haler; son Milan Haler; daughter Gordana Kukoleca; brother Rade Paspalj; and four grandchildren Mihailo Haler, Boris Haler, Milos Kukoleca, and Ana Kukoleca. Services will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at R.T. Foard & Jones F.H., 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711....

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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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