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Gordon W Henderson

Gordon W Henderson

December 14, 1941 — April 21, 2017
Service: No Services

Gordon W. Henderson, "Bill" age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late, Vick W. Henderson and Vina Irene (Moore) Henderson. Gordon worked as an Internal Revenue Service Agent for the government. He served in the US Army for 12 years where he toured in the Vietnam War. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 194 as well as the NRA. He was a proud Republican. He...

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Howard  James  Holley

Howard James Holley

January 8, 1958 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Howard James Holley of North East, MD, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Pottsville, PA to the late James B. Holley and Florence E. (Snyder) Holley. Howard was a plant operator at the former Maryland Materials for 31 years. He loved hunting, music of all types and played the drums. Howard also enjoyed passing peaceful time watching birds and other wildlife. Howard is survived by his wife of...

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Jodi Lynn Melrath

Jodi Lynn Melrath

August 7, 1963 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 23, 2017

Jodi Lynn Melrath, 53, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1963 in Lancaster, PA to the late Earl and Mona Melrath. She is survived by her brother, Earl Melrath Jr.; sister, Patty (David); companion and caregiver, Eddie Dunfee; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. She is predeceased in death by her sister,...

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Manly Martin Pierce

Manly Martin Pierce

April 16, 1942 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Manly Martin Pierce of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Jake Pierce and Lora (Abrams) Pierce. Manly worked for 31 years at General Motors. During that time he was also a union representative for General Motors. Manly was a Little League commissioner in Rising Sun. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking, playing horseshoes, mowing the grass and listening to...

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William "Bill" Charles  Kaelin, Sr.

William "Bill" Charles Kaelin, Sr.

November 14, 1965 — April 16, 2017
Service: April 22, 2017

William Charles Kaelin "Bill," age 51, of Port Deposit passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA to Helene Kaelin (Herold) and the late Robert Kaelin. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194, as well as a Veteran of the Army Reserves and Air Force. Bill worked for CSX on the railroads for over 16 years. His most recent position was as a Safety Inspector/Trainer and considered a "walking example of...

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Marie Barbara Sowa

Marie Barbara Sowa

August 15, 1934 — April 14, 2017
Service: April 18, 2017

Marie Barbara Sowa, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Marie was born in Freeland, PA on August 15, 1934, daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Klapinsky. Valedictorian of Freeland High School Class of 1952, she married her sweetheart, Thomas Sowa, in 1953 and moved to Newark, DE. She was a spirited and independent woman. She loved her family and was proud of the accomplishments of...

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Eileen F. Cleaves

Eileen F. Cleaves

March 25, 1924 — April 12, 2017
Service: April 18, 2017

Eileen F. Cleaves, of Willow Valley Manor in Lancaster, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, departed this life on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Arbor View Health Center. Eileen was a resident of Willow Valley Manor since 2004, moving from Newark, DE with her loving husband, H. DuVal Cleaves, who passed away in 2015. Eileen retired from Curtis Paper Mill in Newark, DE, where she worked for more than forty years. She was a member of Boehms United...

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Michael Philip Jepsen

Michael Philip Jepsen

September 20, 1963 — April 12, 2017
Service: April 17, 2017

Michael Philip Jepsen, age 53, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 12, 2017. Michael was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 20, 1963. Michael grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark where he was a chef in the hotel industry. In 1997 he moved to the United States and continued working as a chef at the Fair Hill Inn in Fair Hill, MD. Michael studied at Harvard University and received his Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, he...

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Gloria M. Feliciano

Gloria M. Feliciano

November 15, 1935 — April 11, 2017
Service: April 20, 2017

Gloria M. Feliciano, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born on November 15, 1935 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Gloria was the daughter of the late Salvador Feliciano and the late Ezequiela Morales. Gloria was an amazing and talented gardener. She worked in the floral industry her entire life and it was truly her passion. She was a kind, gentle, and humble woman whose smile is still being remembered for...

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Frederick  William  Juergens

Frederick William Juergens

June 3, 1928 — April 11, 2017
Service: April 17, 2017

Frederick William Juergens, age 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away on April 11, 2017. Born at home on Cathedral Street, he lived his whole life in Elkton. He was the son of the late Alfred and Florence (Boyer) Juergens. As a youngster, Fred served as an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Church which was located on Cathedral Street at that time. He was a bit mischievous and was well known by the nuns. They occasionally called Fred's mother,...

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