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Melissa Lynn Poarch

Melissa Lynn Poarch

December 12, 1976 — April 24, 2017
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Melissa Lynn Poarch, formerly of North East, MD passed away April 24, 2017. She was born December 12, 1976 to Dana Poarch and Janet Poarch. Melissa really enjoyed dancing and ballet as a child. After graduating from high school, Melissa pursued a career in beauty. She enjoyed her work as a beautician where she became a talented hair stylist. Melissa had a big heart and was a kind person. In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived by...

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William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

April 15, 1927 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 29, 2017

William "Bill" Herbert Wilhelm, Jr., age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born April 15, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, Bill was the son of the late William Herbert Wilhelm, Sr. and the late Marie (Donahue) Wilhelm. Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Bill is survived by his six children: William "Mark" Wilhelm (Suzanne), Barbara Anne Wilhelm,...

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Gordon W Henderson

Gordon W Henderson

December 14, 1941 — April 21, 2017
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Gordon W. Henderson, "Bill" age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late, Vick W. Henderson and Vina Irene (Moore) Henderson. Gordon worked as an Internal Revenue Service Agent for the government. He served in the US Army for 12 years where he toured in the Vietnam War. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 194 as well as the NRA. He was a proud Republican. He...

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Dorothy  Ann Anacker

Dorothy Ann Anacker

April 13, 1957 — April 19, 2017
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Dorothy Ann Anacker, age 60, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on April 13, 1957, in Parsippany, NJ to the late Harry and Marie (Hoffman) Anacker. She worked many years as an accountant in the solvent manufacturing industry, most recently with UltraChem. Dorothy loved animals of all kinds, especially cats. In her spare time, she would crochet blankets and clothing, which she...

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Howard  James  Holley

Howard James Holley

January 8, 1958 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Howard James Holley of North East, MD, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Pottsville, PA to the late James B. Holley and Florence E. (Snyder) Holley. Howard was a plant operator at the former Maryland Materials for 31 years. He loved hunting, music of all types and played the drums. Howard also enjoyed passing peaceful time watching birds and other wildlife. Howard is survived by his wife of...

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Jodi Lynn Melrath

Jodi Lynn Melrath

August 7, 1963 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 23, 2017

Jodi Lynn Melrath, 53, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1963 in Lancaster, PA to the late Earl and Mona Melrath. She is survived by her brother, Earl Melrath Jr.; sister, Patty (David); companion and caregiver, Eddie Dunfee; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. She is predeceased in death by her sister,...

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Manly Martin Pierce

Manly Martin Pierce

April 16, 1942 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Manly Martin Pierce of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Jake Pierce and Lora (Abrams) Pierce. Manly worked for 31 years at General Motors. During that time he was also a union representative for General Motors. Manly was a Little League commissioner in Rising Sun. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking, playing horseshoes, mowing the grass and listening to...

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William "Bill" Charles  Kaelin, Sr.

William "Bill" Charles Kaelin, Sr.

November 14, 1965 — April 16, 2017
Service: April 22, 2017

William Charles Kaelin "Bill," age 51, of Port Deposit passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA to Helene Kaelin (Herold) and the late Robert Kaelin. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194, as well as a Veteran of the Army Reserves and Air Force. Bill worked for CSX on the railroads for over 16 years. His most recent position was as a Safety Inspector/Trainer and considered a "walking example of...

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Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel

April 12, 1934 — April 16, 2017
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Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel, age 83, of Middletown, DE passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born April 12, 1934 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India to the late Shambhulal Jethalal Patel and late Rupaliben Shambhulal Patel. Dinuprasad was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great advocate for education, and was very well educated himself. He held multiple degrees; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),...

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Marie Barbara Sowa

Marie Barbara Sowa

August 15, 1934 — April 14, 2017
Service: April 18, 2017

Marie Barbara Sowa, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Marie was born in Freeland, PA on August 15, 1934, daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Klapinsky. Valedictorian of Freeland High School Class of 1952, she married her sweetheart, Thomas Sowa, in 1953 and moved to Newark, DE. She was a spirited and independent woman. She loved her family and was proud of the accomplishments of...

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