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Joseph Elwood Crothers

Joseph Elwood Crothers

May 14, 1956 — August 22, 2017
Service: August 28, 2017

Joseph Elwood Crothers, age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his residence on August 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD to Elwood Clair Crothers and the late Nellie Belle (McCoy) Crothers. Joe was a graduate of Rising Sun High School in 1974. During this time, he was employed by Wiley's Manufacturing in Port Deposit, MD. After graduation, Joe was a heavy hauling specialist...

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Jennie J.  (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall

Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall

— August 21, 2017
Service: August 25, 2017

Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall, age 101, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, August 21st at Millcroft Nursing Care. Jennie was born in Philadelphia on January 7, 1916, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Klukiewicz. She was predeceased by her four siblings, Laura Nixon, Helen Burton, Stella Lewis and Alex Klukiewicz. Jennie spent her early childhood in Philadelphia before moving to Elkton, MD. She worked for...

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Peter J. Larentowicz

Peter J. Larentowicz

August 6, 1925 — August 21, 2017
Service: August 26, 2017

Peter J. Larentowicz of Chesapeake City, MD, age 92, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 1925 to the late John Larentowicz and Cecelia (Pawlowski) Larentowicz. Peter is survived by his son, Michael Larentowicz of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and his daughter, Theresa Larentowicz of Drexel Hill, PA as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Peter's honor...

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Linda J. Petschke

Linda J. Petschke

March 28, 1948 — August 21, 2017
Service: September 1, 2017

Linda Jean Petschke, at the age of 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Linda was born on March 28, 1948 in Auburn, NY, to the late Earl and Jean Guthrie. Growing up Linda loved the art of dance and not only found pleasure performing in front of live audiences but also spent her free time teaching others the different styles of dance. Linda also...

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Dixie M.  Grove

Dixie M. Grove

September 22, 1924 — August 20, 2017
Service: August 28, 2017

Dixie Grove, age 92 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born September 22, 1924 in Kimper, KY, Dixie was the daughter of the late Amos May and the late Wanie (Ellis) Allen. Dixie is survived by her daughter Dorris Jean Webb and her husband, Irvin; two grandchildren: Amos Webb and his two children, and Josh Webb and his wife, Paula, and their two children; grandson-in-law, Robert Meadows, and his three children; step-son...

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John B. Seweyrn, "Jack"

John B. Seweyrn, "Jack"

March 13, 1937 — August 18, 2017
Service: No Services

John B. Seweryn, "Jack", age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away August 18, 2017. Born March 13, 1937 in Ringtown, PA, Jack was the son of the late Peter Seweryn and the late Vesta (Laudeman) Guinn. Jack was a graduate of Ringtown High Class of 1955, in Ringtown Pa. While in high school, Jack was a standout member of the Ringtown All State Choral group. His vocal fortitude prompted a successful beginning in both the Philadelphia and New York...

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Donna D. Long

Donna D. Long

April 15, 1953 — August 16, 2017
Service: No Services

Donna D. Long, age 64, of Conowingo, MD, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was born in Miami, FL on April 15, 1953 to the late John Yowell and Etta (Cox) Yowell. Donna is survived by her son, Harley Russell Long, Jr.; four grandchildren: Kelsey, Julie, Jessica and Jacob; great-grandson, Joshua; and former daughter-in-law, Leslie Long. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Russell Long, Sr.;...

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Susan P. Shaffer

Susan P. Shaffer

July 28, 1953 — August 16, 2017
Service: August 22, 2017

Susan P. Shaffer, age 64 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born on July 28, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Peck and Mary E. (Clancy) Peck. Susan was a very active and outgoing person. In her early years, she participated in sports such as basketball and cheerleading and had the privilege of traveling to many different countries with her family. She...

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Alan H. Ferguson

Alan H. Ferguson

September 17, 1937 — August 15, 2017
Service: August 23, 2017

Alan H. Ferguson, 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. He was born September 17, 1937 in Holyoke, MA to the late Howard and Nita Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson retired after 32 years as an engineer for DuPont. He was also in the Coast Guard Reserve for 16 years. Alan enjoyed working with numbers, traveling and round dancing. Alan is survived by his wife, Virginia Ferguson; son, Douglas Alan Ferguson of Wilmington, DE;...

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Patrick Todd Griffin

Patrick Todd Griffin

June 10, 1983 — August 14, 2017
Service: August 19, 2017

Patrick Todd Griffin, 34, of York, PA passed away on August 14, 2017. Todd was born on June 10, 1983. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Corinne Litzenberg Schultheis and stepfather, Dale, a sister, Natalie Masinick and brother in law, Kevin, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A loving and devoted son and brother, Todd attended Elk Neck Elementary School where he met many lifelong friends like Eric Luppold and Ricky Osowski. He was a 2001...

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