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Obituaries

Elsie Marie Mann

Elsie Marie Mann

July 19, 1937 — September 10, 2017
Service: September 19, 2017

Elsie Marie Mann slipped quietly away at home on September 10, 2017 at the age of 80. Marie was a retired bookkeeper and for many years served as the pianist/organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake City. She enjoyed playing the violin, needlepoint, knitting, reading, cooking, and baking. She was well known for her delicious and extensive array of Christmas cookies. Marie was also a talented artist. In addition to her other...

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Ann K. May

Ann K. May

June 22, 1930 — September 10, 2017
Service: September 17, 2017

Ann Kissinger Bartle May, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, and later earned two masters degrees from the University of Delaware, School of Education. She began her career as a home economics teacher at Easton Junior-Senior High School in 1955, and continued teaching at Central...

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David Joel Gruner

David Joel Gruner

March 9, 1938 — September 7, 2017
Service: Private Service

David Joel Gruner age 79, died on the 7th of September 2017 at home in Newark, Delaware. Born in Santa Monica, California. He was the son of the late Lawrence Herman Gruner and Emma Helene Ladewig. He is survived/processed by his wife Patricia Knotts Gruner, and sons Timothy David Gruner and Troy Joel Gruner. He was preceded in death by his brother: Lawrence Gruner Jr., and sisters Evelyn Lucille Gruner, Dorothy Mae Amen, Linnea Ruby Wayne...

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Matthew John Dickerson

Matthew John Dickerson

January 26, 1959 — September 5, 2017
Service: September 11, 2017

Matthew John Dickerson of Newark, DE, age 58, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1959 in Elkton, MD to Marietta (Garrett) Dickerson and the late Burton R. Dickerson, Sr. Matthew graduated Newark High School with the class of 1978. He was a manager of an auto repair facility and later went on to be the manager of an auto body facility. Matthew enjoyed playing softball in various leagues throughout the area. He...

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Jacklyn Ashley Harmon

Jacklyn Ashley Harmon

November 12, 1987 — September 4, 2017
Service: September 15, 2017

Jacklyn "Jacky" Ashley Harmon of North East, MD, age 29, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 12, 1987 to George E. Harmon and Deborah S. (Reachard) Habres. Jacky graduated from North East High School in 2006. She loved camping and spending time with her family. Jacky's greatest joy was watching her daughters grow. Jacky is survived by her two daughters: Hollyn Reagon of Elkton, MD and...

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Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

September 8, 1931 — September 3, 2017
Service: September 7, 2017

Kenneth Franklin Dollenger of Rising Sun passed away on September 3, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. He was born on September 8, 1931, on Clinton Street in Baltimore Maryland to the late Adolph Frederick Dollenger and Elsie Mae Dollenger (Cappeller). The family moved from Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania to Rising Sun in his senior year of high school in 1949. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Ken had...

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Isabelle E. Nazelrod

Isabelle E. Nazelrod

March 24, 1943 — September 3, 2017
Service: No Services

Isabelle E. Nazelrod, age 74, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born on March 24, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, Isabelle was the daughter of the late Onas W. Jansen, Sr. and the late Isabelle E. Jansen. Isabelle was an animal lover. It did not matter what type of animal, she adored them all and was known to feed the wild birds and squirrels. She was a simple woman who cherished her time spent with her family,...

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Andrew "Andy" Ferguson

Andrew "Andy" Ferguson

December 19, 1991 — September 2, 2017
Service: September 15, 2017

Andrew James Ferguson, age 25, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born December 19, 1991 in Elkton, MD, Andy was the son of Vernon A. Ferguson, Jr. and Deborah Jean (Kirk) Jadwin. Andy was a kindhearted young man with a laidback outlook on life. He was passionate about skateboarding and music and never went anywhere without his headphones. He also enjoyed fishing and participating in Civil War Living...

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Charles "Joe"  Schertz

Charles "Joe" Schertz

December 24, 1936 — August 29, 2017
Service: September 2, 2017

Charles Joseph "Joe" Schertz, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Southern Chester County Medical Center in Jennersville, PA. He was born on December 24, 1936 in West Des Moines, IA to the late Marion Earl and Florence Lucile (Baker) Schertz. Joe attended and graduated from the University of Iowa, earning a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served his country in the Army from 1954 to 1966 both...

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John  K.  Burkley II

John K. Burkley II

February 14, 1963 — August 26, 2017
Service: August 31, 2017

John Kobler Burkley II, age 54 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born on February 14, 1963, in Baltimore, MD to the late William F. and Judy Keller Burkley. He graduated Elkton High School in 1981. He attended Wesley College in Dover, DE and Lynchburg College in Virginia. He went on to work for John K. Burkley Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife Eileen Brennan Burkley; three daughters, Charlotte,...

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