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Elizabeth "Betty" Boyden

Elizabeth "Betty" Boyden

March 31, 1919 — July 19, 2019
Service: No Services

Elizabeth "Betty" Rita Boyden of Newark, DE, previously of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born in Bristol, WI on March 31, 1919 to the late George McDonald and Agnes (Payne) McDonald. Betty worked as a Registered Nurse for 35 years. Due to her husband being in the Navy, Betty traveled throughout the world. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and hiking Pikes Peak. Betty enjoyed reading while curled up with her...

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Helen Louise Dennison

Helen Louise Dennison

August 27, 1930 — July 16, 2019
Service: July 20, 2019

Helen L. Dennison, formerly of Elkton, MD, died Tuesday in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She would have been 89 next month. Her family always was the center of her life. Her husband, Curtis W., died in 2008. Her son, Keith, died in 1968. Helen is also preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Webb; brother, Jimmy Craig, Sr.; and sister, Betty Juba. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Sandy Dennison-James of...

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Leslie D. Geesaman

Leslie D. Geesaman

October 11, 1950 — July 15, 2019
Service: July 24, 2019

Leslie D. Geesaman of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019. She was born on October 11, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to Hilma Elva (Mutschler) Davis and the late Reynolds Davis. Leslie was a very organized and detail oriented person, which served her well in her time working as an administrative assistant in a law office, and in her home life. She enjoyed reading magazines, trying new things, and keeping up to date on politics....

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Dwayne Dayton Taylor

Dwayne Dayton Taylor

July 31, 1963 — July 15, 2019
Service: July 25, 2019

Dwayne D. Taylor, age 55 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 15, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1963 in Havre de Grace, MD to Mary Christine (Oliver) Major. Dwayne graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1981. He was employed by Southern States Petroleum and worked as a delivery truck driver for 30 years. Dwayne loved spending time with family and friends.. He enjoyed camping in Western, MD, deer hunting, and fishing. Dwayne loved watching...

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Mark Steven  Dunsmore

Mark Steven Dunsmore

April 5, 1966 — July 14, 2019
Service: July 20, 2019

Mark Steven Dunsmore, age 53, of Elkton, MD passed away July 14, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1966 in Jefferson City, TN to Linda Ann Bradley and the late Lloyd Dale Dunsmore. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1993 as an Army Ranger. He participated in the U.S. invasion of Panama, co-named Operation Just Cause, which occurred during mid December 1989 and late January 1990. Most recently, Mark was the Senior Manager of Product...

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John Edward Collins

John Edward Collins

January 11, 1937 — July 13, 2019
Service: Private Service

John Edward Collins, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 13, 2019. He was born on January 11, 1937 in Chester, PA to the late Edward Ambrose Collins and Gertrude Elizabeth (Bustz) Collins. John was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 194 and the VFW Post 2819 in Rising Sun, MD. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E) of PA. And was a long time member of The...

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Patricia Ann Sankus

Patricia Ann Sankus

February 26, 1953 — July 12, 2019
Service: August 6, 2019

Patricia Ann Sankus, age 66 of Newark, DE passed away on July 12, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1953 in Summit, NJ to the late Robert Edward Day, Sr. and Catherine (Revock) Day. Pat was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for 30 plus years. Throughout those years, Pat served many positions such as: Treasurer, Deacon, choir member, Sunday School Teacher, and many sub committees. Many will remember Pat as a dependable...

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Neil Crather Burris, "Sam"

Neil Crather Burris, "Sam"

June 26, 1936 — July 11, 2019
Service: No Services

Neil (Sam) Crather Burris, age 83 of Newark Delaware, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. Sam was born on June 26, 1936 in Wilmington Delaware to the late Clarence S. Burris and Anna (Crather) Burris. Sam had a sense of humor that could brighten people's day. He was generous, honorable and had a gentle soul. He was loved by everyone around him and will be missed. Sam is survived by his nephew, Douglas Willis; nieces: Barbara Ulmer, Karen...

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Craig Francis Rogge

Craig Francis Rogge

April 28, 1966 — July 8, 2019
Service: No Services

Craig Francis Rogge of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on April 28, 1966 to John Christopher Rogge and the late Elaine Ayars Rogge. Craig was passionate about music his entire life and enjoyed playing his guitar. Craig is survived by his father, "Chris" Rogge; brother, Jeffrey Lee Rogge; two nieces: Gwyneth and Caitlyn Rogge, and step mother Nancy Rogge. He was predeceased by his mother, Elaine...

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Leona Mae Brown

Leona Mae Brown

June 24, 1929 — July 7, 2019
Service: July 12, 2019

Leona Mae brown passed away peacefully on July 7th 2019. She was born June 24th 1929 in Los Angeles California to the late Ada and John Franklin. She was a coal miner's daughter. She owned and operated a food truck ( Lees Coffee Cup) that proudly served the personnel that built the Delaware Memorial Bridge and other various locations. She later pursued her passion as a seamstress for JC-Penney. Following her retirement, she continued to...

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