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Obituaries

Elizabeth  Ann Brand "Betty"

Elizabeth Ann Brand "Betty"

January 5, 1922 — March 12, 2018
Service: March 28, 2018

Elizabeth Ann( Betty) Brand passed away on March 12, 2018 in Socorro, New Mexico at the age of 96. An only child, she was born on January 5, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence Hofer Smythe and Hilda(Polly) Archer Smythe, who later resided in Eire, Pennsylvania. She attended schools in Pittsburgh and several colleges including Westminster( in New Wilmington, Pa.) and Villa Maria( now Gannon University-Eire, Pa). She also...

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Marilyn M Doll

Marilyn M Doll

January 15, 1950 — March 11, 2018
Service: No Services

Marilyn M. Doll, age 68, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born January 15, 1950 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Si Hamilton and Esta Pearl (Ackers) Hamilton. Marilyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1968. She married a Navy man, traveling and living overseas for over 20 years, in locations including Scotland, Italy and Iceland. After returning to the United States, Marilyn worked for the University of...

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Phyllis Ruth Rummel

Phyllis Ruth Rummel

November 11, 1933 — March 11, 2018
Service: March 18, 2018

Phyllis Ruth Rummel, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 11, 1933, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Elmer O. Bearnard and Grace F. Wills. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Phyllis was a talented homemaker and artist. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed interior design and music. In addition, Phyllis, along with Frank, her beloved...

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Dan Edwin Johnson

Dan Edwin Johnson

April 5, 1955 — March 10, 2018
Service: March 20, 2018

Dan Edwin Johnson was born April 5, 1955 in E. Millinocket, Maine to Sulo Edwin Johnson and Margaret Ann (Murray) Gillis. Suddenly, on March 10, 2018 Dan was called home to be with the Lord. Dan lived the past 12 years in Colora, MD with his loving wife Tammy. Dan was a Certified Welding Inspector by trade and educator at heart. He always knew how to accomplish what others thought impossible. Dan was kind and soft spoken, he always had the...

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Gene  B. Benjamin

Gene B. Benjamin

December 27, 1946 — March 9, 2018
Service: No Services

Gene B. Benjamin, age 71 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. Gene was a retired public school teacher. He was well regarded by fellow teachers and his students. Gene was an advocate for learning and always wanted to inspire his students. Gene is survived by brothers, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held...

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Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

November 29, 1971 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 18, 2018

Edward Besser, Jr., age 46, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home suddenly on March 9, 2018. He was born November 29, 1971 in Baltimore, MD to Gail Mae Staggs and the late Edward Besser, Sr. Eddie is survived by his wife, Rebecca Besser; sons, Eddie Besser III, Nickolas Besser, Brandon Michael Baier; daughter, Samantha Jean Baier; brothers, Johnny and Tony Sierra; and grandmother, Dolores Lightner. He is also survived by two grandsons;...

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Julius Ray Curry

Julius Ray Curry

July 18, 1946 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 20, 2018

Julius Ray Curry, age 71 of Perryville, MD passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Delbarton, WV to the late Julius B. Curry and Haney (Bowman) McNiel. Throughout his life, Julius had a number of jobs including: a truck driver for Tasty Cake, employee for Carroll Tree Service, and he was a prep cook at Ball Park Restaurant in Street, MD. He was a very skilled cook and enjoyed grilling for family cook outs and eating...

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Ellen Stixrude

Ellen Stixrude

October 8, 1928 — March 9, 2018
Service: March 16, 2018

Ellen Stixrude, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany in 1928 to the late Paul Felsch and Dorothea Jacobsen. Ellen graduated from the Freiherr von Stein gymnasium in 1947 with an abitur degree in Math. During her school years and beyond she was an avid sports enthusiast who loved to swim in the nearby Baltic Sea, she participated in...

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Betty Ann Rash-Walker

Betty Ann Rash-Walker

November 5, 1933 — March 8, 2018
Service: March 15, 2018

Betty Ann Rash-Walker, age 84 of Newark, DE passed away on March 8, 2018. She was born on November 5, 1933 in Elkton, MD to the late Walter Cole and Anna T. (Haley) Cole. Betty enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and taking trips to Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Inlet. In her early years, she was a woman who loved to gamble. She would make trips to Atlantic City and Delaware Park hoping to get lucky with...

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James Powell Adams

James Powell Adams

July 26, 1941 — March 7, 2018
Service: May 19, 2018

Colonel James Powell Adams, "Jim", age 76 of Charleston, SC passed away on March 7, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Major General Albert White Adams and Christine (Powell) Adams. Jim was a Colonel in the United States Army where he proudly served his country for over 40 years. He began his career in July 1959, joining the Delaware National Guard as an enlisted man until he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in...

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