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Chester Raymond Burkins, Sr.

Chester Raymond Burkins, Sr.

September 25, 1933 — February 3, 2014
Service: February 7, 2014

Chester Raymond Burkins, Sr., 80, of Perry Point, MD passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born September 25, 1933 in Dublin, MD, Chester was the son of the late Raymond and Olive (Deckman) Burkins. Chester enjoyed refinishing furniture and going for long walks. Chester is survived by his sons, Chester "Buddy" Burkins, Jr. of North East, MD and Lester Burkins of Elkton, MD; daughters, Susan Burkins Necessary of Saltville, VA; Lisa...

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Benjamin F. Carey

Benjamin F. Carey

June 26, 1930 — February 3, 2014
Service: February 10, 2014

Benjamin F. Carey, 83, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home on February 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Old Forge, PA on June 26 1930, Ben was the son of the late Benjamin and Lavinia Brown Carey. He served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from General Motors in 1982. Ben enjoyed camping, fishing and especially enjoyed finding treasures at various auctions. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Beryl Stanton...

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Joseph Anthony Mancuso

Joseph Anthony Mancuso

December 23, 1931 — February 3, 2014
Service: February 12, 2014

Joseph Anthony Mancuso, 82, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home February 3, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 23, 1931, Joe was the son of the late Salvatore and Anna Coppola Mancuso. He was a 1949 graduate of LaSalle High School and attended LaSalle College for 2 years before joining the U.S. Navy. Joe served 4 years in the Navy at sea and as a hospital corpsman. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked as a...

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Richard  Wirt Gumm

Richard Wirt Gumm

January 23, 1952 — January 28, 2014
Service: Private Service

Richard W. Gumm, age 62, of Elkton, MD, and formerly of Perryville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on January 23, 1952 in Christiansburg, VA to the late Wirt Strader Gumm and Ruth Emma (Leftwich) Gumm-Harman. Born and raised in Christiansburg, VA, Richard went to work at the Chrysler Plant in Newark, DE after graduating from high school, and continued working until his retirement. In his...

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Clara B. Eastridge

Clara B. Eastridge

May 6, 1923 — January 27, 2014
Service: January 31, 2014

Clara Bonita Eastridge, 90, of Darlington, MD, passed away at her home January 27, 2014. Born in Grassy Creek, NC on May 6, 1923, Clara was the daughter of the late Arthur Jackson and Isabel Garris West. She worked as a telephone operator for C&P Telephone Co. and also worked at APG during the war. She loved to travel and also enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is survived by her sister Katherine Chatham of Darlington and a brother Floyd G....

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Edward Clinton Ellison

Edward Clinton Ellison

September 12, 1923 — January 27, 2014
Service: February 4, 2014

Edward Clinton Ellison, 90, of Rising Sun, MD, died suddenly, Monday, January 27, 2014.Edward was born September 12, 1923 in Media, Delaware County, PA to the late Edward Clinton and Reba Ellison, Sr. Edward graduated from Church Farm School in Exton, PA. Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy in January of 1943 as an apprentice seaman, taking his boot camp training at Sampson Navel Base in New York. After boot camp, he was a...

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Gary W.  Heath

Gary W. Heath

August 22, 1958 — January 26, 2014
Service: February 1, 2014

Gary W. Heath, age 55, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. Born, August 22, 1958 in Damascus, VA, Gary was the son of the late Dan and Ruth (Rae) Heath. Gary's love for woodworking gave him many hours of enjoyment working in his shop as well as in his career as a carpenter. He loved spending time with his beloved wife, Genny; they enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and family. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 14...

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Jane  L Warburton

Jane L Warburton

October 10, 1917 — January 26, 2014
Service: April 3, 2014

Jane L. Warburton was born in Boston, MA to the late William J. and Grace Leonard Curran. She graduated from Boston's Faulkner Hospital in 1938 at the top of her class. Seeking adventure, she postponed her nursing career and joined American Airlines. The airline industry, which was in its infancy, required stewards to have an RN degree. One of her favorite stories about the DC-3 era involved the then First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Jane observed...

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Donna Lee Morris

Donna Lee Morris

December 13, 1954 — January 23, 2014
Service: May 3, 2014

Donna Lee Morris, 59, of Upper Marlboro, MD, passed away January 23, 2014 at Med Star Washington Medical Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Born in Wilmington, DE on December 13, 1954, Donna was the only child of Ida Morris and the late Bradford Leon Morris. In 1956, she and her mother moved to Chicago and returned to Rising Sun, MD in 1964. Donna was a member of the National Honor Society, and also won various art awards in high school and...

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Louise S. Dempsey

Louise S. Dempsey

October 30, 1929 — January 19, 2014
Service: January 24, 2014

Louise Stafford Dempsey, 84, of Corner Ketch, Newark DE, passed away suddenly at her home January 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of Newark and Christiana, Louise was born on October 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Williams Stafford. She graduated from Wesley College and worked in the Agriculture Department of the University of Delaware for over 20 years. She was also a leader of the Union 4H Club for many years. A long time...

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