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Richard L. Goodie

Richard L. Goodie

June 6, 1931 — March 5, 2017
Service: No Services

Richard L. Goodie of Rising Sun, MD, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on June 6, 1931 to the late William Clarence Goodie and Florence Louise (Wright) Goodie. Richard was a Sargent in the United States Army serving in the Korean War. When he returned home, he dedicated his life to funeral service and was an active licensed funeral director for over sixty-one years. He loved his family, friends,...

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John Christopher "Chris" Abel

John Christopher "Chris" Abel

December 13, 1972 — March 3, 2017
Service: March 9, 2017

John Christopher Abel, 44, of North East, MD, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital, DE. Chris was born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 13, 1972 and is the beloved son of Janice Eggers-Abel and John Abel IV. Chris loved life with exuberance and joy. He freely gave love to all around him. He enjoyed going to school in Perryville in his younger days – school plays, Boy Scouts and bus rides. After...

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Eva B. Ferguson

Eva B. Ferguson

November 24, 1923 — March 3, 2017
Service: No Services

Miss Eva B. Ferguson, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017. Miss was born in Fredericksburg, PA on November 24, 1923. Miss Eva was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed the tranquility of a simple life tending to her animals. She also enjoyed sewing, especially needlepoint and spending time with her friends. She is survived by her close friends: Mary Anne and Richard Steel and Michelle and Stanley Pedante. ...

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Doris VanDyke

Doris VanDyke

October 15, 1924 — March 3, 2017
Service: March 9, 2017

Doris VanDyke, 92, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 15, 1924 in Lansing, NC, she was the daughter of the late William and Lona (Miller) Keys. Doris was a homemaker and loved being with her family. She greatly enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, especially with her Zinnia's. Doris is survived by her husband of over 75 years, Kenneth Dudley VanDyke of...

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Joshua Evan Hamer

Joshua Evan Hamer

April 2, 2001 — March 2, 2017
Service: March 7, 2017

Joshua "Josh" Evan Hamer of North East, MD, age 15, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born on April 2, 2001 in Denton, TX to James Eric Hamer and Jennifer Leigh (Abbey) Hamer. Josh was kind hearted, outgoing and had a genuine love for life. While he loved all sports, Josh lived and breathed baseball. Josh was always active and loved being with people. He enjoyed music and dancing. Josh was competitive, hardworking and intelligent....

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Joan Schafer Speakman

Joan Schafer Speakman

September 29, 1924 — March 2, 2017
Service: March 10, 2017

Joan Schafer Speakman, 92, was called Home to God and to her late husband, Sam on March 2, 2017 following a short illness. Joan was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 29, 1924 where she was raised on Franklin Street and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach. She remained in Delaware most of her life until retirement in Florida and Maryland. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1942 and attended the University of Delaware,...

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Timothy J. Wagner

April 28, 1972 — March 2, 2017
Service: No Services

Timothy J. Wagner, 44, peacefully entered his eternal home on March 2, 2017. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD. Tim was the son of Emma Wagner and the late Dan Wagner, Sr. of Conowingo, MD. Timothy is survived by his mother, Emma Wagner, and three brother: Tom Wagner and his wife, Sondra, Steve Wagner, and Dan Wagner, Jr. and his wife Diane. Services will be held privately at the family's convenience. The family would like to thank everyone...

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Norman Jay  Carter

Norman Jay Carter

August 2, 1943 — February 27, 2017
Service: March 10, 2017

Norman Jay Carter of Chesapeake City, MD, age 73, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Wilmington, DE and was a lifelong member of Cecil County, MD. Norman was a co-owner and operator of Buttonwood Beach RV Resort in Earleville, MD since 1973. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1967-1968 in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Norman was a member of the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Co. and a...

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Carroll W. Mumford III

Carroll W. Mumford III

August 3, 1960 — February 27, 2017
Service: March 5, 2017

Carroll W. Mumford III of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 3, 1960 to Dorothy (Hawthorne) Mumford and the late Carroll W. Mumford, Jr. Carroll was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware. He was a successful insurance agent with New York Life Insurance Co. for over 15 years. Carroll enjoyed golf, reading and spending time at the beach. Carroll is...

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John F.  Kinsley

John F. Kinsley

August 23, 1927 — February 26, 2017
Service: March 6, 2017

John Francis Kinsley, 89, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 26, 2017 at his home. John, or Jack as he was known by his friends, was born in Wyalusing, PA and was 1 of 13 children. After marrying Musette Jayne in June 1949, they moved to Newark, Delaware. He worked as an auto carrier for M&G Convoy until retiring in 1988. Upon Musette's death in 1992, he married Bonita Lindell who died in 2012. Jack loved traveling by motor home...

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