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Brenda Lynn Beaulieu

Brenda Lynn Beaulieu

June 5, 1952 — April 15, 2018
Service: April 28, 2018

Brenda Lynn Beaulieu, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 15, 2018. She was born June 5, 1952 and was adopted by Vera Gould and the late Robert Thomas Adcock, Sr. Brenda grew up in Salinas, CA, where she graduated from Salinas High School. Brenda then joined the Navy and National Guard and served our nation for 29 years. Her title was medical corpsman and she would care for injured soldiers overseas. Brenda enjoyed knitting and liked...

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Lawrence "Lary" Rocke

Lawrence "Lary" Rocke

January 9, 1947 — April 13, 2018
Service: April 27, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Rocke, age 71, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Elkton, MD to the late Loring Lewis Rocke and Mary Marie (Wiley) Rocke. Larry took the time to read the News Journal every day, and was able to talk about any subject. He liked sports, and would often be involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, including coaching soccer for many years. Whenever his grandchildren got...

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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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