Our family serving yours

Our family serving yours

Helping you honor life

Helping you share memories

Obituaries

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....

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Sara Elizabeth Simmers Keller

Sara Elizabeth Simmers Keller

July 6, 1925 — January 30, 2013
Service: February 5, 2013

Sara Elizabeth Simmers Keller, age 87 of Port Deposit, MD and Lake Placid, FL died at Christiana Care Health Services on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Mrs. Keller was born on July 6, 1925 in Fremont, PA to the late Harvey and Estella Kirkwood Simmers. Mrs. Keller was a 1942 graduate of Rising Sun High School and attended Beacom College, Wilmington, DE where she was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni in 1982. Mrs. Keller retired...

Read More
Gale D. Kraemer

Gale D. Kraemer

December 17, 1957 — January 30, 2013
Service: February 8, 2013

Gale D. Kraemer, 55, of Newark, De, passed away January 30, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Born in Wilmington, DE on December 17, 1957, Gale was the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen Hare Smith. She was a 1976 graduate of Christiana High School and worked at Avon Corporation for over 20 years. Gale loved to travel and enjoyed spending summers at the beach and gardening. She was devoted to her family and will be dearly missed by them and...

Read More
Ronnie D. Boyd

Ronnie D. Boyd

December 17, 1963 — January 29, 2013
Service: February 4, 2013

Ronnie D. Boyd, 49, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly at his home January 29, 2013. Born in Fairfax, VA on December 17, 1963, Ronnie was the son of Carvel and Faye Sykes Boyd. He was a graduate of Glasgow High School and was employed at AstraZeneca in Newark. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boating. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sons, Michael Dean Boyd of Newark, DE and David Kyle Boyd of Cochranville,...

Read More
Charlotte "Elaine" Keller

Charlotte "Elaine" Keller

January 31, 1925 — January 29, 2013
Service: February 2, 2013

Charlotte "Elaine" Keller, age 87, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Charlotte was born on January 31, 1925 in Pilot Town, MD to the late Earl & Nora (Sprout) Trimble. She worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground for over 30 years. She loved to cook, bake and travel. She wore out three motor homes traveling extensively throughout the U.S. with her husband, visiting all 50 states. Charlotte was a...

Read More
Joseph  W. Lanahan

Joseph W. Lanahan

March 12, 1936 — January 27, 2013
Service: February 4, 2013

Joseph W. Lanahan, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 27, 2013. Joseph was born in Darby, PA on March 12, 1936 to the late William A. & Vivian (Nelson) Lanahan. Joseph was a retired Lt. Col. of the Delaware Air National Guard. He was Squad Commander and Deputy Commander of Maintenance. He had a C-130 aircraft named in his honor as the FY 2008 Camp Honoree. He was also a member of Retired Officers Association, Knights of...

Read More

Lottie Mae Simpers Clay

August 18, 1913 — January 27, 2013
Service: No Services

Read More
Jeannie Demmick Lowman

Jeannie Demmick Lowman

August 3, 1960 — January 23, 2013
Service: January 31, 2013

Jeannie Lowman, age 52 passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her home in Rising Sun, MD. Born August 3, 1960 in Queens, NY, Jeannie was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Lyons) Demmick. Jeannie's passion in life was caring for those around her which is why she became an LPN. She served honorably in the U.S. Navy. She loved reading and growing her own herbs and spices but her greatest joy was caring for her wonderful...

Read More