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Jacqueline Mason

Jacqueline Mason

November 5, 1935 — June 24, 2012
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Jacqueline Mason, 76, of Chesapeake City, MD, died Sunday, June 24, 2012. Born in Newark, DE on November 5, 1935, Jacqueline was predeceased by her loving, devoted husband, John William 'Bill' Mason, her parents, Alice and Jack Barrett and her sister Nancy Grant. Jacqueline was unconditionally devoted to her family. She touched so many lives and so many people are greater for knowing her, and having experienced her kindness, thoughtfulness,...

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Gail Masemore Purnell

Gail Masemore Purnell

July 10, 1940 — June 24, 2012
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Gail Masemore Purnell, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Richard and Sarah (Shaffer) Masemore. Gail was a 1958 graduate of Elkton High School. She worked from 1958 to 1964 for City Finance, Thiokol and County Bank before coming to work for W. Andrew Seth, in the Cecil County Circuit Court Clerk's Office on September 8, 1964. Gail began her Clerk's Office career...

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Myrtle L. Holbrook

Myrtle L. Holbrook

July 12, 1920 — June 22, 2012
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Myrtle L. Holbrook, 91, of Colora, MD, passed away June 22, 2012 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Apple Grove, NC on July 12, 1920, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Emma Hurley May. She was a homemaker who also worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground hauling ammunition during World War II and from 1954-69, owned and managed the Rock Springs General Store. Myrtle was a long time member of Conowingo Baptist Church. She is...

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Marian Renee Patterson

Marian Renee Patterson

May 19, 1977 — June 22, 2012
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Marian Renee Patterson, 35, of Bear, DE, passed away suddenly on June 22, 2012. Marian was born in Lewes, DE on May 19, 1977 and graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1995. A stay at home mother and homemaker, she was an active leader with Troop 34 of the Girl Scouts as well as an involved parent at her children's schools and activities. She was a gifted artist and loved teaching and doing crafts with her children, nieces and nephews....

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Thomas E. Hicks III

Thomas E. Hicks III

April 12, 1950 — June 20, 2012
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Thomas E. Hicks III, age 62, of Elkton, MD, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1950 in Princeton, NJ to A. C. Reeves and Joan (Stewart) Hicks. Ted worked as a property manager for Mid-America Management Company in Yeadon, PA. He loved John Denver music and was an avid Phillies fan. He was a loving husband and father and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. In addition to...

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Richard Joseph McGuire

August 10, 1949 — June 19, 2012
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Richard Joseph McGuire, 62, died unexpectedly in Newark Delaware, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Richard was born August 10, 1949 in Upper Darby, PA, the son of Charlotte H. and the late Joe F. McGuire. He was a 1967 graduate of Christiana High School, Newark and later was a cryptographer in the United States Air Force, receiving top honors in every class he participated in. Richard had a great radio voice and had worked at every radio station in...

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Retta Lea McWilliams

Retta Lea McWilliams

March 13, 1921 — June 19, 2012
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Retta Lea McWilliams, 91, a lifelong resident of Rising Sun, passed away June 19, 2012 at Union Hospital. Born on March 13, 1921, Retta was the daughter of the late Raul T. and Minnie E. Abrams Jackson. She was homemaker who loved to crochet and work in her flower garden and was known for her green thumb. She enjoyed country western music and enjoyed travelling to hear the singers. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, James V....

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Robert C. Witmer, Sr.

May 21, 1958 — June 18, 2012
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Robert C. Witmer Sr., age 54, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012. He was born on May 21, 1958 at the US Naval Station in Bermuda to Charles Witmer and the late Harriet (Haase) Witmer. Bob was the owner and operator of The Pool Man in Newark, DE. He enjoyed sharing his passion for boating with his family and friends. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1578 and an associate member of the VFW, Post #475. Bob enjoyed playing...

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Miriam Willis

Miriam Willis

February 11, 1920 — June 15, 2012
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Miriam Willis died at home on Friday, June 15, 2012. Miriam was born February 11, 1920, in Beaumont, Texas, where she spent her childhood. She was the middle child of Alexander Szafir and Florence Vaughan Szafir. After graduating from The Baldwin School in Bryn Mar, PA, Miriam moved to New York City to study philosophy at Barnard College and dancing at the American Ballet School. In the late 1930s she returned to Beaumont to manage her...

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Carol A. Robinson

November 25, 1943 — June 10, 2012
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Carol A. Robinson, age 68, of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012. She was born on November 25, 1943 to the late Benjamin Robinson and Ruth (Miller) Rusnak. Carol loved taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as doing crossword puzzles and watching game shows. She was dedicated to all. She is survived by her children, Mark Phillips and Tabitha South, both of Wilmington, DE; brother, Mike Rusnak of...

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