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Charles P. Frantz

Charles P. Frantz

June 23, 1922 — June 30, 2017
Service: September 22, 2017

Charles Paul (Chuck) Frantz, born 6/23/22 in Norristown, PA, son of Horace H. Frantz and Marian Smith Frantz. Graduate of Norristown High School, PA; attended two years at the Conservatory of Music, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA; graduate of US Navy School of Music, Washington, DC; A.A. in Music, San Diego Junior College, CA; and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown State Teachers College, PA. He completed Basic, Intermediate...

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Samantha S Marziano

Samantha S Marziano

September 3, 1996 — June 30, 2017
Service: Services Pending

Samantha S. Marziano, age 20, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on September 3, 1996 to Michael Szilagyi and Emily Marziano. Samantha graduated from Elkton High School in 2014 and went on to attend Cecil College. She worked at the North Bay Adventure Camp and most recently worked at WaWa in Elkton, at Route 40 and Landing Lane. Samantha was a huge fan of Harry Potter, and enjoyed True Crime Podcasts, Star Wars and...

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Robert B. Banks, Jr.

Robert B. Banks, Jr.

April 25, 1951 — June 27, 2017
Service: July 1, 2017

Robert B. Banks, Jr., age 66 of Middletown, DE passed away on June 27, 2017. He was born on April 25, 1951 in Elkton, MD to Mary A. Banks and the late Robert B. Banks, Sr. Robert graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1969. In his early years, he worked at Shaffer's in Chesapeake City, MD from 1965-1969. He was later employed by Eastern Shore Concrete Pipe Company as a welder and foreman in Bear, DE from 1970-1989. Robert owned Earlville...

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Heidi Ann Lane

Heidi Ann Lane

February 5, 1975 — June 27, 2017
Service: July 5, 2017

Heidi Ann Lane, 42, of Conowingo, MD passed away on June 27, 2017. Born on February 5, 1975 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of David Lane and the late Anna Lane. Heidi was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, VT, class of 1994, where she played field hockey and softball. She went on to attend Castleton State College in Castleton, VT, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. As an employee,...

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Judith Ann Lanigan

Judith Ann Lanigan

April 26, 1951 — June 24, 2017
Service: June 29, 2017

Judith (Judy) Ann (Speers) Lanigan a retired nurse, devoted mother and grandmother, went home to meet our Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after battling colon cancer for the last nine months. Judy began her career as a nurse at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and went on to care and serve in hospitals, doctor offices and nursing homes in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties. Judy had a servant's heart. She served as...

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Sara Lucy Slader

Sara Lucy Slader

October 6, 1947 — June 24, 2017
Service: July 8, 2017

Sara Lucy Slader, age 69, of Wilmington, DE went home to her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Born October 6, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Sara was the daughter of the late Gregory and Lucy (Poland) Slader. She is survived by her three children: Amanda Herbener and her fiancé, Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Herbener and Brad Slader and his wife, Jill. She is also survived by her four grandchildren. Sara was a dairy goat farmer for many...

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Louise Laws Press

Louise Laws Press

August 3, 1923 — June 22, 2017
Service: June 28, 2017

Louise Laws Press, 93, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born on August 3, 1923 in Glasgow, DE, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Flora (Rickards) Laws. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, William L. "Bill" Press; brothers: Edward J. Laws, James C. Laws, and Raymond C. Laws; and her nephew, Kenneth Laws. Louise is survived by her sister, Norma Laws Schuyler; sister...

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Ruth Ann Cox

Ruth Ann Cox

January 19, 1952 — June 20, 2017
Service: June 30, 2017

Ruth Ann Cox, age 65 of Darlington, MD passed away on June 20, 2017. She was born on January 19, 1952 in Wilmington, DE, the adopted daughter of the late George Olden Billings and Hilda Ruth (Cregger) Billings. The birth daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, Bel Air, MD. After high school, Ruth worked in management retail. She was a proud member of the Darlington Fire Company and Darlington Lions Club where she was honored with many awards....

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Richard Funk

Richard Funk

May 1, 1937 — June 19, 2017
Service: August 12, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Funk, 80, of West Grove, PA, completed his tour of Life on June 19, 2017. Born on May 1, 1937, in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of the late John C. and Helen (Toot) Funk. Dick departed the way he did most things: briskly, quietly, and efficiently. Hastily, some might say. In addition to serving as an officer in the US Navy, Dick spent most of his career in the field of education at West Nottingham Academy and Edgewood...

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Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli

Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli

February 19, 1959 — June 19, 2017
Service: June 25, 2017

Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli, age 58, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born February 19, 1959 in Elkton, MD, Dee was the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Campbell) Denney. Almost graduating in 1977, Dee's pride-and-joy and her one true love, Henry her son, came into her life. A devoted single mother, she was all too familiar with the hardships of life but she persevered with her son and they both...

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