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Nancy J. Murphy

Nancy J. Murphy

October 29, 1931 — November 7, 2017
Service: No Services

Nancy J Murphy of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on 11/7/17, just 9 days after her 86th birthday. She was born on 10/29/1931 in Port Huron, MI to the late Emmett J Conte and Edna V (Barrett) Conte. Her only sibling, Emmett J Conte Jr, passed away 9/6/17. She was full of life and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed her cordials and lively conversation as well. In her younger days, she loved playing sports: softball, tennis and even won a...

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Francis "Bud" Crossan

Francis "Bud" Crossan

April 19, 1927 — November 5, 2017
Service: November 11, 2017

Francis L. Crossan "Bud" of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1927 in Strickersville, PA to the late Herbert Leon Crossan, Sr. and Virginia (Boys) Crossan. Bud attended Brown Vocational Technical High School in Wilmington, DE. He retired from the University of Delaware in 1988. Bud was born a farmer and remained active throughout his life, right up until the time of his death. Bud is...

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Jean H.  Keene

Jean H. Keene

September 20, 1934 — November 5, 2017
Service: November 14, 2017

Jean Hayes Keene of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and a beloved teacher. She was born in Wilmington, DE on September 20, 1934 to the late Joseph F. Hayes and Laura G. Hayes. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Conrad High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Delaware where she met her future husband, Bill and many lifelong...

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Bernice  V.  LaBelle

Bernice V. LaBelle

July 10, 1939 — November 4, 2017
Service: November 13, 2017

Bernice V. LaBelle, age 78, formerly of Sussex County, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at York Hospital in York PA. She was born on July 10, 1939, in Richmond, VA to the late Emmett P. and Lucille Haden White. She was a homemaker, devoted to caring for husband, children, and grandchildren. Bernice spent time crocheting blankets and gifts for family and friends, solving crossword puzzles, and listening to country music while...

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William Allen Spry

William Allen Spry

August 1, 1996 — November 4, 2017
Service: November 10, 2017

William Allen Spry, age 21, of Elkton, MD died suddenly due to the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born August 1, 1996 in Baltimore, MD, as son of Karren and Allen Spry. Will was a graduate of Elkton High School Class of 2015. He was also a graduate of the Cecil County School of Technology. Will worked in facilities at the University of Delaware. He loved riding dirt bikes and 4-wheelers. His number one...

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Reva G.  Blankenship

Reva G. Blankenship

April 7, 1934 — November 2, 2017
Service: November 13, 2017

Reva Gray Blankenship, age 83, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on April 7, 1934, in Lewisburg, WV to the late Harlan and Florence Mae Shaver Blankenship. Reva worked on the floors of several manufacturing facilities over the years, including Beta Shoes, and assembling auto parts for Blue Chip and R&R Motors. She loved being outdoors, and could often be found on the front...

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Glenna Christy Lauck

Glenna Christy Lauck

March 23, 1941 — October 31, 2017
Service: No Services

Glenna Christy Lauck, age 76 of Hurlock, MD passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on March 23, 1941 in Mifflintown, PA to the late John Straub Warner and Josephine Frances (Derr) Warner. Glenna was a loving mother and grandmother and would do anything for her family. She devoted her time to caring for her loved ones. Glenna is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert Lee Lauck, "Al" of Hurlock, MD; daughters: Sharon Bendler of...

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Chester H. Slicer, Jr.

Chester H. Slicer, Jr.

August 7, 1933 — October 30, 2017
Service: November 4, 2017

Chester H. Slicer, Jr., 84, of Bear, DE left us to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Chester H., Sr. and Velma (Herr) Slicer. He was born on August 7, 1933 in Oxford, PA where he lived most of his life. An avid train enthusiast, he was a member of the Redmen Lodge. He followed his passion for trains by beginning his career working for the Railroad in 1961. He retired as a conductor in 1995 from Conrail...

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John R. Sanderson

John R. Sanderson

September 7, 1939 — October 27, 2017
Service: November 4, 2017

John R. Sanderson, age 78, of Colora, MD passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017. Born on September 7, 1939 in Ilion, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Frances (Campeau) Sanderson. John served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He then went on to work as a machinist, retiring after 50 years. One of John's favorite hobbies was raising Border Collies with his wife, Sandra, and traveling to many sheep dog trials. He was also...

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Genevieve B. Seward

August 29, 1929 — October 24, 2017
Service: November 10, 2017

Genevieve B. Seward passed away peacefully in her loving home at Caraway Manor, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1929 to the late John and Mary Bolton. She will be remembered as a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid gardener, growing beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. She lived in Cecil County all her life being raised on the farm. After high school she worked for...

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