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Lillian G. Lieske

Lillian G. Lieske

March 2, 1929 — February 21, 2019
Service: No Services

Lillian G. Lieske of Rising Sun, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 just a week before her 90th Birthday. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on March 2, 1929 to the late William and Florence (Wright) Goodie. Lillian is survived by three sons: J. Michael Lieske and wife, Judy of Estero, FL, Robert L. Lieske and wife, Anne of Gilbert, AZ, and L. Benjamin Lieske and wife, Jackie of Middletown, DE; six grandchildren: Michelle Zimmer,...

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Andrew Jackson Wyatt, Jr.

Andrew Jackson Wyatt, Jr.

March 8, 1928 — February 20, 2019
Service: No Services

Andrew Jackson Wyatt, Jr., of Port Deposit, died February 20, 2019 after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. Originally from Capels, WV, he moved to Rising Sun to work in the local canneries before starting 34 years of service at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He is survived by his son, Andrew Wyatt of York, PA, his daughter, Angela Wyatt of Port Deposit, MD, a stepdaughter, Nancy Wiggins of Rising Sun, MD, a sister, Chessa "Chet" Wyatt of...

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Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee

Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee

March 13, 1982 — February 18, 2019
Service: February 25, 2019

Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee, also known as T.J and T.K, age, 36 of Newark, DE passed away on February 18, 2019. He was born on March 13, 1982 in Atlanta, GA to Tunde Aghahowa Obazee and Olubunmi Ajagun. Omoruyi graduated from James Bowie High School in Arlington, TX in 2002. He then attended Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, DE for two years. Omoruyi worked as an IT Professional and was the co-owner of Obazee Tech Company. He...

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Edith  Emily Benner

Edith Emily Benner

June 24, 1918 — February 15, 2019
Service: February 23, 2019

Edith E. Benner, age 100, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. She was born on June 24, 1918, in Wilmington, DE to the late Arthur Charles Taylor and Evelyn Louise Pfeiffer Jones. Edith was a homemaker all her life caring for her late husband of 72 years, Wayne M. Benner, and their children and grandchildren. She loved doing ceramics of all kinds, but was especially known for her ceramic porcelain dolls....

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Leland H. Hartman

Leland H. Hartman

July 3, 1931 — February 15, 2019
Service: February 22, 2019

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Leland Howard "Adolf" Hartman Loving Husband, Father, (Great) Grandfather and Friend July 3, 1931 – February 15, 2019 Avoiding making others sad at all costs, Lee would not have wanted anyone to mourn his death but truly celebrate his life. His life of joy and love on this earth ended peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved when he went home to his Lord. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great...

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John A. McGonigle, "Jack"

John A. McGonigle, "Jack"

August 26, 1930 — February 14, 2019
Service: February 21, 2019

John A. McGonigle, "Jack", age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born August 26, 1930 in Wilmington, DE, Jack was the son of the late Alexander and Anna (Kennedy) McGonigle. Jack grew up in the 40 acres of Wilmington, DE. He graduated in 1949 from A.I. DuPont. After graduation, Jack became a member of Teamsters Union, Local 326 of Wilmington, DE. He drove for The Drug House...

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Carolyn Ann Compton

Carolyn Ann Compton

August 24, 1942 — February 11, 2019
Service: No Services

Carolyn Compton, 76, of Newark, DE left this world on the morning of February 11, 2019. We are sure Carolyn(Mom) is walking hand in hand with her beloved Dave(Dad), whom she dearly missed. Carolyn deeply missed her mother Mae, sisters Nancy and Linda, dear cousins and friends that passed before her. Carolyn enjoyed reading good books, driving just for the fun of driving, spending long hours at the beach, playing cards, and people. Mom was...

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Ethel W. McCardell

Ethel W. McCardell

December 16, 1923 — February 7, 2019
Service: February 16, 2019

Ethel W. McCardell of Colora, MD, age 95, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. She was born in Farmington, MD on December, 16, 1923 to the late Norman C. Way and Ada T. (Truman) Way. Ethel was an active member of the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church since birth. She focused on Christian education, having taught Sunday School for many years. Ethel also helped to establish the day care, playground and play school at West Nottingham...

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Charles Edward Rhoads, Jr.

Charles Edward Rhoads, Jr.

September 30, 1943 — February 6, 2019
Service: No Services

Charles Edward Rhoads, Jr., age 75 of Colora, MD passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Born September 30, 1943 in Coatsville, PA, Charles was the son of the late Charles Edward Rhoads, Sr. and the late Loretta Marion (Davidson) Rhoads. Charles was a proud member of the Brandywine-Goddard Lodge #383 for over thirty years. He served in the United States Air Force for a short time until he was Honorably discharged in order for him to...

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Mary  C.  McCollum "Mania"

Mary C. McCollum "Mania"

December 3, 1938 — February 3, 2019
Service: February 12, 2019

Mary C. McCollum, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her home in Wilmington, DE. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Wilmington, DE to the late Kasmir and Josephine Cholewicki Smolka. Mary worked for a while as a typist for a Wilmington publishing company but later worked in food services at Salesianum High School for many years. She also worked at the concession stands at Delaware Park and...

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