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Obituaries

Robert Allen Waldridge

June 6, 1933 — February 15, 2014
Service: February 21, 2014

Robert "Bob" Waldridge, 80, died February 15, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born to the late James and Flossie Waldridge in Wilmington, DE. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Chadwick Waldridge. He worked as a house painter, retiring from the University of Delaware Housing Department in 1991. Bob is also survived by his daughter Flossie Pinson, her husband Johnny; daughter Teresa Manko, her husband Bob; six...

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Edward Kane

Edward Kane

August 31, 1925 — February 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Edward W. Kane, 88, of Newark, DE, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2014 at Newark Manor Nursing Home. Born August 31, 1925 in Paterson, NJ, Edward was the son of the late William A. Kane and Elizabeth (Hermeling) Kane. Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served bravely until being honorably discharged. He attended college at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. After college, Edward was employed with the U.S. Postal...

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Floyd La Barre, Jr.

Floyd La Barre, Jr.

May 21, 1918 — February 12, 2014
Service: No Services

Floyd La Barre, 95, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 12, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center. Born May 21, 1918, he was the son of the late Floyd La Barre, Sr. and Blanche Watters-La Barre. His father, an engineer on the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, sparked Floyd's lifetime hobby of model railroading. Floyd also had a love for music. He was an exceptionally gifted trombonist for the majority of his life, first picking up...

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George  Frederick Denney, Sr.

George Frederick Denney, Sr.

November 13, 1949 — February 11, 2014
Service: February 22, 2014

George Frederick Denney, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 13, 1949 to the late Henry Thomas, Sr., and Helen Young Pyles. A lifelong resident of Elkton area, George served his country in the Army in Vietnam after high school. Being a skilled craftsman and wood worker, upon his return, he worked as a finish carpenter at various facilities,...

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Charles  L. Pyles, Sr.

Charles L. Pyles, Sr.

March 26, 1932 — February 11, 2014
Service: Services Pending

Charles L. Pyles, age 81, of Perryville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Laurelwood Care Center in Elkton, MD. He was born March 26, 1932 in Preston County, WV to the late Roy F. and Lillian Minear Pyles and was the youngest of seven children. Charles was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Germany during the Korean War and was retired from AstraZeneca in Wilmington, DE. "Chuck" loved animals and was known to have...

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Charles L. Scott

Charles L. Scott

June 5, 1920 — February 11, 2014
Service: Private Service

Charles L. Scott, 93, of Elkton, MD, died February 11, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Born June 5, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Charles F. Scott and Clare L. Scott. Charles was a retired engineer and attorney and member of the greatest generation. In his early years he moved to New York City, where his family owned commercial and residential properties. Charles returned to Baltimore where he graduated from...

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Grace Ann Cather

Grace Ann Cather

March 6, 1954 — February 9, 2014
Service: February 14, 2014

Grace Ann Cather, beloved wife of William "Buddy" Cather, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Grace succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a long and courageous struggle. Born in Havre De Grace, MD., on March 6, 1954, Grace lived her entire life in the Rising Sun area. Grace loved children and throughout her life she was devoted to those young people who were placed into her care. She loved and cared for her family and...

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Elizabeth T.  Maresca    "Bettie"

Elizabeth T. Maresca "Bettie"

July 1, 1933 — February 9, 2014
Service: February 22, 2014

Elizabeth T. Maresca, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Owings, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born July 1, 1933 in Union City, NJ, Bettie was the daughter of the late Francessco and Maddalena (Paturzo) Pollio. Bettie dedicated 37 wonderful years to working for the Cecil County Public School System as an elementary teacher. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Chapter, which is an honorary,...

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Richard G. Beacher

Richard G. Beacher

September 1, 1929 — February 7, 2014
Service: February 15, 2014

Richard G. Beacher, age 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born September 1, 1929 in Uniontown, PA to the late Alfred and Emma (Beecroft) Beacher. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam being a recipient of several Purple Hearts, Silver Star and Bronze Star for gallantry among others. He is survived by his sons, Richard G. Beacher, Jr. and...

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Clinton B. Graybeal, Sr.

Clinton B. Graybeal, Sr.

August 25, 1931 — February 7, 2014
Service: February 12, 2014

Clinton Bryant Graybeal, Sr., 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 25, 1931 in Lancaster, PA, Clinton was the son of the late Donald and Connie (Jones) Graybeal. Clinton joined the U.S. Air Force in February 1948 and served his country honorably for 20 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in February 1968. He served three tours in England where he...

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