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Obituaries

Leonard R. Widdekind

June 17, 1925 — January 14, 2012
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Leonard R. Widdekind, age 86, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012. He was born on June 17, 1925 in Wilmington, DE to the late Hans and Mary (Brennan) Widdekind. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Teresa Widdekind of Landenberg, PA; son Leonard Widdekind and his wife, Rachele of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Lisa Widdekind of Berthoud, CO; grandchildren, Emily, Julia, Sophia, Claire, and Will; brother, Millard...

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Barry Jesse Barrentine

Barry Jesse Barrentine

May 8, 1939 — January 13, 2012
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Barry Jesse Barrentine, age 72, of Elkton, MD, passed away on the morning of January 13, 2012, with his loving wife by his side. Born May 8, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA, Barry was the oldest of four children born to the late Jesse and Rita Barrentine. He graduated from Perkiomen Prep in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Alabama, majoring in Business. He was a lifelong entrepreneur and brilliant marketing and public relations...

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Peggy Ann Morrissey

August 1, 1949 — January 13, 2012
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Peggy Ann Bedingfield Sullivan Morrissey of Newark, died January 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lancaster, PA, only child of Charles H. Bedingfield (deceased '94) and Madge E. Meacham Bedingfield (deceased '99). Her loving husband, Joseph J. Morrissey, whom she met in 1999, survives Peggy. They shared a wonderful & caring marriage of 10 years and he was her best friend. Having been on their own for so many years,...

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Hertha Gottscheer Kessler

April 29, 1910 — January 11, 2012
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Hertha Rosina Maria Kessler (nee Gottscheer), born in Vienna, Austria, on April 29, 1910 to the late Raymond and Marie Gottscheer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 11, 2012 at the age of 101. She was a teacher by profession, and taught in Vienna as well as in Manila, Philippines. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt L. Kessler who died in 1975. She is survived by her daughters, Ingrid K. Davidson and her husband Eugene of...

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Beatrice Mae McMullen

Beatrice Mae McMullen

March 3, 1909 — January 11, 2012
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Beatrice 'Bea' Mae McMullen, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Union Hospital at the age of 102. Bea was born in Hopewell, PA to the late Clyde G. and Nancy L. (Starr) Pyle on March 3, 1909. When Bea was small her family moved to Cecil County to work on farms in the Rock Springs area. She graduated from seventh grade at the little school on the hill in Liberty Grove. In 1929, Bea married Harry 'Sam' McMullen...

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George E. Messick

George E. Messick

May 4, 1922 — January 11, 2012
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George Edgar Messick, 89, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012. 'Edgar' as he was affectionately called was born in Kemblesville, PA in 1922, the son of the late Howard and Anna Stoops Messick. Edgar moved to Newark, DE as a child and graduated from Newark High School. He then enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in WW II in the European Theater. Returning to DE, he started his 40 year career at Hercules Powder Co. as an...

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Donald Balderston

Donald Balderston

May 13, 1923 — January 10, 2012
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Don Balderston, 88, of Colora Maryland, died January 10, 2012, at home. Beloved husband of Jane Martenis Balderston; father of daughter, Donna Balderston Kaiser and husband Donald of San Diego, CA, grandson David Kaiser, his wife Kate and their two children, and granddaughter Sarah Kaiser; and son Stephen L. Balderston and wife Cecilia of Colora, MD, and granddaughters Emily and Lauren Balderston. Don was born on May 13, 1923 in Colora,...

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James Andrew Simmons

June 11, 1964 — January 7, 2012
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James Andrew Simmons Jr. (Jimbo), 47, Bel Air, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012. James was born on June 11, 1964, in Havre De Grace, Maryland and was a lifelong Maryland resident. He worked in construction building and reconstructing homes. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Betty and Mike Petty, Chesnee, South Carolina; his father, James Simmons Sr., Bel Air, Maryland; son, James Simmons III, Bel Air, Maryland; daughter, Lindsey...

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Miriam L. Crowl

Miriam L. Crowl

October 21, 1932 — January 6, 2012
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Miriam L. 'Mim' Crowl, 79, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away at her home January 6, 2012. Born in Hershey, PA on October 21, 1932, Mim was the youngest of 13 children born to the late John and Mabel Riegel Cassel. At the age of 15, she graduated from Hershey High School in 1948. She was a homemaker for many years and then later in life took on a career as a journalist, starting at the Cecil Democrat, then going to the Cecil Whig and moving to...

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Elva Elizabeth Buckingham

Elva Elizabeth Buckingham

February 7, 1914 — January 5, 2012
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Elva Elizabeth Buckingham, 97, of Newark, died on January 5, 2012 at Millcroft Assisted Care. Elva was born at her family home, Rocky Hill Farm in Corner Ketch, DE on February 7, 1914, the daughter of the late Richard Gilpin Buckingham II and step daughter of Anna Mills Buckingham. Elva attended Newark High School and later went on to work for The Budd Company for 36 years. She later worked at the University of Delaware before her retirement...

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