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Oscar Lee Gude

Oscar Lee Gude

March 1, 1959 — March 26, 2017
Service: April 8, 2017

Oscar Lee Gude, 58, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 26, 2017. Born on March 1, 1959 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Lucille (Wood) Gude and the late Leroy Gude. Oscar was a 1977 graduate of Elkton High School, where he excelled at track and basketball, winning many awards. He was a dedicated truck driver for over 20 years, driving for H.R. Ewell, Inc. of East Earl, PA. He worked long hours to provide for his family and talked with them by...

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Hazel  Virginia  Janney

Hazel Virginia Janney

March 11, 1947 — March 26, 2017
Service: April 2, 2017

Hazel Virginia Janney, age 70, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1947, in Conowingo, MD to the late Paul and Jane Mac Cauley Eldreth. She was a homemaker who babysat every one of her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed baseball and was an avid fan of the Orioles. Her great granddaughter...

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Christopher James MacDonald

Christopher James MacDonald

January 13, 1975 — March 25, 2017
Service: April 1, 2017

Christopher James MacDonald, "Chris" age 42 of Newark, DE passed away on March 25, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1975 in Elkton, MD to James Kenneth MacDonald and Rosemarie Blevins (Hoffman). Chris worked for a security firm and was recently promoted to Supervisor. In his earlier years, Chris rode horses and recently expressed an interest in getting back into the sport. He was a movie fanatic and especially loved The Incredible Hulk,...

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Norma L Knox

Norma L Knox

April 24, 1936 — March 23, 2017
Service: March 29, 2017

Norma Lee Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born in 1936 to the late Walter and Edna (French) Foraker. Norma was a graduate of Newark High School Class of 1954. She was a homemaker prior to pursuing a career with the Christina School District as a baker and eventually a manager of several elementary school cafeterias. Norma was dedicated to the Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary at the local and county levels. She...

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Thomas Lee Beale

Thomas Lee Beale

June 23, 1923 — March 22, 2017
Service: May 13, 2017

Thomas (Tom) Lee Beale (age 93) died March 22, 2017, in Roseburg, OR, after battling cancer for the past year. He was born on June 23, 1923, in Norfolk, VA, second son of the late William Elton Beale (1888-1985) and the late Ruth Eleanor Boyce Beale (1886-1974). His wife of 64 years, Doris Ellen McGrady Beale (1925-2011), preceded him in death as did his son, Thomas (Tommy) Lee Beale II (1958-1979) and his brother, William (Billy) Elton Beale...

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William "Bill" Brooks

William "Bill" Brooks

March 20, 1938 — March 19, 2017
Service: March 25, 2017

William "Bill" C. Brooks, Jr. of Dover, DE, age 78, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1938 to the late William C. Brooks, Sr. and Madge Sybil (Steele) Brooks. Bill was born and raised in Bluefield, WV. He married Ava R. Evans on November 2, 1955 and moved to Wilmington, DE. Upon moving to Delaware, Bill worked for Electric Hose. He then went on to work for Diamond Shamrock in Delaware City as an electrician for 28...

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John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

March 27, 1918 — March 19, 2017
Service: March 22, 2017

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr., 98, formerly of Smyrna, died March 19 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility, Dover, Del., after an extended period of declining health. At the time of his passing, John was believed to be the oldest resident living at Brookdale. Born March 27, 1918, in Newark, Del., he was the son of the late John S. and Mabel G. Hopkins of Newark, Del. He also is preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jane Hartman, who passed away in...

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Wilma R. Lilley

Wilma R. Lilley

April 30, 1927 — March 17, 2017
Service: March 23, 2017

Wilma R. Lilley of Dover, DE, age 89, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Menfro, MO on April 30, 1927 to the late William Carl Richter and Freida (Kieninger) Richter. Wilma was a member of Newark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening in her vegetable and flower gardens. Wilma found her greatest joy in spending time with her beloved family. Wilma is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thomas M. Lilley, daughter,...

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Patricia "Patti" Alderson

Patricia "Patti" Alderson

April 5, 1940 — March 16, 2017
Service: June 10, 2017

Carol and I are sorry to announce that our mother, Patricia Chandler Alderson has passed away at age seventy-six and has joined our father. Patti, Mom, or Grammy was most at home on the beaches of Ocean City, Fenwick and Bethany. Heaven is sure to have a beach and ocean as beautiful as those for her to enjoy. Patricia spent her childhood on the beach at Sixth Street training lifeguards, standing up rental beach umbrellas, and waiting tables...

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Barbara Ann Greenfield

Barbara Ann Greenfield

May 25, 1933 — March 13, 2017
Service: No Services

Barbara Ann Greenfield, age 83 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 13, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Coatesville, PA to the late, Randolph McMichael and Mary (McNeal) McMichael. Barbara worked as a nurse at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She appreciated life and always made time to stop and smell the flowers. Many will remember her as being friendly and amiable. She was strong in her faith and active at the Newark Senior Center...

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