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Obituaries

Ruby Jean Chambers

Ruby Jean Chambers

November 24, 1927 — November 12, 2017
Service: November 20, 2017

Ruby Jean Chambers, age 89, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2017. Born on November 24, 1927 in Richwood, WV, she is the daughter of the late Shirley Evans and Alta Muriel (McTheney) Taylor. Ruby was a devoted Christian, reading her bible often. She was a founding member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rising Sun, MD and loved her church family. Ruby was very hospitable and never met a...

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Barbara  Ann Doyle

Barbara Ann Doyle

December 18, 1932 — November 12, 2017
Service: November 17, 2017

Barbara Ann Doyle of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was born in Newark, DE on December 18, 1932 to the late Percivel and Gladys (Scarborough) Perkins. Barbara grew up in Providence, MD and graduated from Elkton High School. She worked as a secretary at Continental Diamond Fiber, and then at the University of Delaware. Barbara later earned her nursing degree...

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Raymond P. Lloyd

Raymond P. Lloyd

March 5, 1950 — November 11, 2017
Service: November 17, 2017

Raymond P. Lloyd, age 67, of Milton, DE, formerly of North Wilkesboro, NC, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 11, 2017. Born on March 5, 1950 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late Howard and Eloise (Jones) Lloyd. An avid hunter, Ray enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and waterfowl. He also loved fishing. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joyce A. Lloyd of Milton, DE; daughters: Kimberlee Lloyd of Elkton...

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Patricia A. McFadden

Patricia A. McFadden

January 11, 1964 — November 10, 2017
Service: No Services

Patricia A. McFadden, age 53, passed away on November 10, 2017. Born on January 11, 1964 in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Delores (Dutton) McFadden. Patricia graduated from Claymont High School, class of 1982. She was an avid reader and loved watching Dancing with the Stars. Patricia will be remembered as a fabulous cook and an excellent baker, who always enjoyed feeding everyone who came to visit. Patricia is...

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Shirley Fitzwater

Shirley Fitzwater

June 27, 1937 — November 8, 2017
Service: No Services

Shirley Fitzwater, age 80 of North East, MD passed away on November 8, 2017. She was born on June 27, 1937 in NY to the late Cornelius Henry Busse and Evelyn Mae (Berry) Busse. Shirley was a long term member of the Elkton Moose Lodge and the American Legion in Elkton, MD. Shirley worked as a seamstress and provided her community with her talents. She made an Easter Bunny suit, which she gave the Moose Lodge every year for their annual Easter...

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Anna Breza Wasylczuk

Anna Breza Wasylczuk

January 10, 1927 — November 8, 2017
Service: November 13, 2017

Anna B. Wasylczuk of Chesapeake City, MD, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Chesapeake City, MD on January 10, 1927 to the late Michael and Katheryn (Mykytyn) Breza. Anna graduated from Chesapeake City High School. In her early years, Anna worked in Wilmington, DE as a secretary for Gravely's Landing Craft and later at Morton Thiokol in Elkton, MD. Anna was a dedicated parishioner and...

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Elliott Cowan

Elliott Cowan

February 11, 1920 — November 7, 2017
Service: No Services

Elliott Cowan, age 97, passed away November 7, 2017 in Wilmington, DE. He was born in Everett, MA February 11, 1920 to the late Joseph and Julia Cohen. Elliott was a man a few words. He was self-employed and ran his own supplies business for over 30 years. Elliott always wanted to provide for his family, and also gave 25 years of his time working for the U.S. Postal Services. Elliot is survived by son, Andrew Cowan (Barbara) of Newark,...

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Nancy J. Murphy

Nancy J. Murphy

October 29, 1931 — November 7, 2017
Service: No Services

Nancy J Murphy of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on 11/7/17, just 9 days after her 86th birthday. She was born on 10/29/1931 in Port Huron, MI to the late Emmett J Conte and Edna V (Barrett) Conte. Her only sibling, Emmett J Conte Jr, passed away 9/6/17. She was full of life and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed her cordials and lively conversation as well. In her younger days, she loved playing sports: softball, tennis and even won a...

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Francis "Bud" Crossan

Francis "Bud" Crossan

April 19, 1927 — November 5, 2017
Service: November 11, 2017

Francis L. Crossan "Bud" of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1927 in Strickersville, PA to the late Herbert Leon Crossan, Sr. and Virginia (Boys) Crossan. Bud attended Brown Vocational Technical High School in Wilmington, DE. He retired from the University of Delaware in 1988. Bud was born a farmer and remained active throughout his life, right up until the time of his death. Bud is...

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Jean H.  Keene

Jean H. Keene

September 20, 1934 — November 5, 2017
Service: November 14, 2017

Jean Hayes Keene of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and a beloved teacher. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 20, 1934 to the late Joseph F. Hayes and Laura G. Hayes. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Conrad High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Delaware where she met her future husband, Bill and many lifelong...

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