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Ralph W. Carr, Jr.

Ralph W. Carr, Jr.

March 5, 1936 — April 12, 2018
Service: April 20, 2018

Ralph W. Carr, Jr., age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born March 5, 1936 in Conowingo, MD, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph W. Carr, Sr. and the late Mary C. (Rice) Fink. Ralph was a union worker for Eastern Gunite Co. for 35 years, were he worked as a Gunite machine operator. Leading up to his retirement in 1999, in the course of his career, Ralph worked on many of the local dams including the...

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Olan J.  "Jack" Cleaver, Jr.

Olan J. "Jack" Cleaver, Jr.

July 13, 1934 — April 11, 2018
Service: April 19, 2018

Olan John "Jack" Cleaver, Jr., age 83 of New Castle, DE, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born July 13, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late Olan J. Cleaver, Sr. and Lela Gertrude (Leasure) Cleaver. A graduate of Newark High School Class of 1953, Jack was an all-around athlete in football, basketball, and baseball, and in addition, he was a member of the Fire Patrol. He served his country in the Army Reserve from 1961 to 1963,...

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Mary Ann Whittington

Mary Ann Whittington

September 13, 1934 — April 11, 2018
Service: No Services

Mary Ann Whittington (83) of Green Bay, Virginia passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wayne Whittington, Sr. She is survived by her children: Cheryle Whittington Parrish and Joseph (Joe) Wayne Whittington, Jr.; Grandchildren: Nikkol W. Rodriguez, Josh Parrish, Shelli Whittington and Silas Whittington; Great Grandchildren: Max, Ella and Joshua.

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Robert "Dippy" Cebula, Sr.

Robert "Dippy" Cebula, Sr.

February 6, 1938 — April 9, 2018
Service: April 18, 2018

Robert "Dippy" Elsworth Cebula, Sr., age 80, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born on February 6, 1938 in Elkton, MD to the late Emil Cebula and Esther (Vandergrift) Cebula. Dippy was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He liked to go deer hunting, or to go fishing on any body of water that he could drop a hook in to. While his health allowed, Dippy loved to dance at any opportunity. He had a generous...

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Shirley F. Anderson

Shirley F. Anderson

October 6, 1931 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 11, 2018

Shirley Forman Anderson, age 86, of Newark, Delaware passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Don Brent and Eleanor Doud Forman. After graduating from P.S. Dupont High School in 1949, she entered the University of Delaware (Class of 1953). She then attended Goldey Beacom College on their work study program. For most of her working life, she was employed at the...

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James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

February 8, 1930 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim", age 88, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hockessin, DE on February 8, 1930, Jim was the son of the late Oliver and Eva (Hanna) Eastburn. Jim was a commercial artist who owned and operated his family business, Eastburn Studio, Inc. with his wife, Rose. Although he was a talented artist and business owner, his passion in life was music. He had...

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Ambubhai  "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

Ambubhai "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

September 17, 1951 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 10, 2018

Ambubhai Ganeshbhai Patel, age 66, of North East, MD passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 17, 1951 in Surat, India to the late Ganeshbhai D. and Gometben G. Patel. Ambubhai was a farmer in India. When he moved to the U.S.A., Ambubhai helped his family with their hotel business. He was also a firm believer in Hinduism and would pray daily. Ambubhai loved to meet people and especially loved to laugh. He enjoyed to read books and the...

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Cheryl June Smith

Cheryl June Smith

February 19, 1953 — April 7, 2018
Service: No Services

Cheryl June Smith, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born February 19, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Royal E. Smith, Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Clark) Smith. Cheryl is survived by her two sisters: Kathleen Ruckman of Chestertown, MD and Bonnie Derbyshire of Wilmington, DE. Cheryl is also survived by six nephews: Robert, Stephen and Jonathan Ruckman and Kevin, Matthew and...

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David R. Hamilton

David R. Hamilton

July 25, 1936 — April 6, 2018
Service: April 13, 2018

David R. Hamilton, age 81 of Oxford, PA passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1936 in West Grove, PA to the late Fred P. Hamilton and Evelyn (Keim) Hamilton. David was a talented carpenter and enjoyed wood working. In fact, he built his family's summer home in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. He was an avid hunter and hunted mostly deer with his bow and rifle. David loved sports and played baseball for the majority of his...

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Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

February 15, 1952 — April 4, 2018
Service: April 28, 2018

Salvatore "Sam" Michael Piacentini, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Mario Piacentini and Theresa (Sanservero) Piacentini. Sam had a great passion for cars which extended throughout all aspects of his life. He worked as a car insurance adjuster for over 30 years, first for Continental and then for MetLife. Sam was a member of NHRA, the National Hot Rod Association,...

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