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Patricia A. Alexander

Patricia A. Alexander

August 31, 1929 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 4, 2017

Patricia A. Alexander of Rising Sun, MD, age 87, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 31, 1929 in Lancaster, PA to the late Robert J. Williams and Anna C. (Barr) Williams. Pat worked for Dr. Taylor for thirty three years. Not only did she work for the Taylor's, but she became a part of their family as they became a part of hers. She was a member of Janes United Methodist church. Pat...

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Marguerite D. Baker

Marguerite D. Baker

March 31, 1954 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 5, 2017

Marguerite D. Baker, age 63, died at home after having a significant stroke a few months before. Marge, also known as Karen to some, grew up in W. Paterson, New Jersey with her adopted family. She loved helping people, anyone and everyone, but particularly those in need. For many years she led the Brandywine Social Club. The members loved Marge's style and they all became fast friends. Later, Marge earned her nursing degree and after a few years...

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Annie Marie Hogue

Annie Marie Hogue

September 11, 1921 — July 28, 2017
Service: August 2, 2017

Annie Marie Hogue of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1921 in Patchogue, NY to the late William Henry Briscoe and Maggie Woods. Annie loved to read and crochet. She would often enter write in contests, and win. Annie loved dogs of all shapes and sizes and rescued many throughout the years. She enjoyed collecting cookie jars and teapots. Annie's greatest joy was spending time with and...

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Deborah Mae Tucker

Deborah Mae Tucker

November 2, 1952 — July 27, 2017
Service: No Services

Deborah Mae Tucker, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born November 2, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD to Catherine (Krick) VanHoy and the late Lanis VanHoy. She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Sue Douglass-Hallmark, and her husband, Shane of Saltillo, MS; Ann Marie Tucker and her companion David, of Newark, DE; mother, Catherine (Krick) VanHoy; granddaughter, Secora Rain Hallmark; two sisters: Ann and her...

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Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr.

Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr.

August 25, 1943 — July 24, 2017
Service: August 1, 2017

Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr., age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE, on August 25, 1943 to the late Charles Henry and Muriel Zelma Gifford VanVechten. Paul worked 33 years on the assembly lines at the Newark Chrysler Plant, from which he retired. He served his country in the Army both active and inactive duty, as well as the Delaware Air National Guard for almost ten years. A...

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Mary L. Zagar

Mary L. Zagar

August 22, 1936 — July 24, 2017
Service: July 29, 2017

Mary L. Zagar, of Newark, Delaware, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born on August 22, 1936 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, to the late Clarence J. Wendel and Mary L. (Brentari) Wendel. Mary was a 1957 graduate of the Geisinger Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, Pennsylvania. She was a registered nurse for 60 years. She worked at the University of Delaware Student Health Service for 42...

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Erin Marie Campbell

Erin Marie Campbell

November 9, 1967 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

Erin Marie Campbell, 49, of Melbourne, FL passed away on July 23, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1967 in Baltimore, MD. Erin took great pleasure in scrapbooking and crafting on her cricut machine, especially creating memorabilia for her family and friends who she loved deeply. Erin also enjoyed cruising though the Caribbean. Erin is survived by her spouse, Brian Campbell of Melbourne, FL; sons, Cory Dennison and Avery Dennison of Bel Air,...

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Carolyn Sue Gravenor

Carolyn Sue Gravenor

May 17, 1943 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

Carolyn Sue Nowland-Gravenor, born May 17, 1943, went to be home with the Lord on July 23, 2017. Carolyn's entire life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn is survived by her five daughters and their families: daughter, Traci Garcia and Miguel Garcia of North East, MD and their children: Brandi Nowland, Mylia Rivera, Angel, Marisol, Jordan, Jayden, Emilio and Diego Garcia; daughter, Krista Vivar of...

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Jean Whaling Ragan

Jean Whaling Ragan

October 10, 1947 — July 23, 2017
Service: No Services

Jean Whaling Ragan, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1947 to the late Frederick Whaling, II and Olivia (Humbert) Whaling. Jean enjoyed planting flowers and feeding the birds. She was very active in the community. Jean was a very loving and caring person who found her greatest joy in taking care of her family, friends and many others. Jean is survived by her husband of 52 years,...

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Jean Hillman Jessup

Jean Hillman Jessup

August 26, 1928 — July 21, 2017
Service: No Services

Jean Hillman Jessup, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017. Born August 26, 1928 in Dunkirk, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Hillman. Deeply devoted to her faith, Jean taught Sunday school for many years and was active in several church choirs both in New York and in Delaware. Upon moving to Delaware, Jean became a member of St. James Episcopal Church Mill Creek in Wilmington, DE. In...

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