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Obituaries

Donald Balderston

Donald Balderston

May 13, 1923 — January 10, 2012
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Don Balderston, 88, of Colora Maryland, died January 10, 2012, at home. Beloved husband of Jane Martenis Balderston; father of daughter, Donna Balderston Kaiser and husband Donald of San Diego, CA, grandson David Kaiser, his wife Kate and their two children, and granddaughter Sarah Kaiser; and son Stephen L. Balderston and wife Cecilia of Colora, MD, and granddaughters Emily and Lauren Balderston. Don was born on May 13, 1923 in Colora,...

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James Andrew Simmons

June 11, 1964 — January 7, 2012
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James Andrew Simmons Jr. (Jimbo), 47, Bel Air, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012. James was born on June 11, 1964, in Havre De Grace, Maryland and was a lifelong Maryland resident. He worked in construction building and reconstructing homes. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Betty and Mike Petty, Chesnee, South Carolina; his father, James Simmons Sr., Bel Air, Maryland; son, James Simmons III, Bel Air, Maryland; daughter, Lindsey...

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Miriam L. Crowl

Miriam L. Crowl

October 21, 1932 — January 6, 2012
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Miriam L. 'Mim' Crowl, 79, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away at her home January 6, 2012. Born in Hershey, PA on October 21, 1932, Mim was the youngest of 13 children born to the late John and Mabel Riegel Cassel. At the age of 15, she graduated from Hershey High School in 1948. She was a homemaker for many years and then later in life took on a career as a journalist, starting at the Cecil Democrat, then going to the Cecil Whig and moving to...

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Elva Elizabeth Buckingham

Elva Elizabeth Buckingham

February 7, 1914 — January 5, 2012
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Elva Elizabeth Buckingham, 97, of Newark, died on January 5, 2012 at Millcroft Assisted Care. Elva was born at her family home, Rocky Hill Farm in Corner Ketch, DE on February 7, 1914, the daughter of the late Richard Gilpin Buckingham II and step daughter of Anna Mills Buckingham. Elva attended Newark High School and later went on to work for The Budd Company for 36 years. She later worked at the University of Delaware before her retirement...

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Robert W. Cumm

Robert W. Cumm

April 26, 1920 — January 5, 2012
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Robert W. Cumm, 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away January 5, 2012 at his son's home in Mooresville, NC. Born in Willsboro, NY on April 26, 1920, Bob was the son of the late Ira and Philmon Bascomb Cumm. He had a 20 year career in the U.S. Navy retiring in 1959 as a Boatswain Mate Chief and spent most of his career at sea. Bob was aboard the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor when his ship was sunk by the Japanese attack. He was a member of the...

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Roberta Smillie Stafford

Roberta Smillie Stafford

January 14, 1917 — January 5, 2012
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Roberta Smillie Stafford Roberta Smillie Stafford passed away peacefully in the early evening at the Heartland Hospice House in Milltown, January 5, 2012. Roberta's family had emigrated from the United States to Canada and back to the United States before finally settling in Hamilton, North Dakota, where Roberta was born on January 14, 1917. Roberta was born into a farming family and grew up during the Great Depression, which laid the...

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Paul Edwin Barnard

March 9, 1924 — December 29, 2011
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Paul Edwin Barnard, age 87, of Puyallup, WA, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He was born on March 9, 1924 in Cheyenne, WY to the late Paul and Grace (Devine) Barnard. Paul was a veteran of the US Army where he served during WWII as a paratrooper. He was a member of the VFW Post #475 and a member of the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his son, Paul Alan Barnard of Ely, NV and...

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Ernest D. Evans

December 8, 1929 — December 29, 2011
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Ernest (Ed) Evans of Newark, DE, formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on December 29, 2011. He was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Hager Evans. He was born on December 8, 1929 in Ronceverte, WV. Ed attended school in WV and moved to Elkton in 1941 with his family. He worked as a short order cook until he retired. He was preceded in death by his sons, Clarence and Billy Evans; his companion of 35 years, Dotty Grey; brothers, Clearence...

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James W. Moore, Sr.

James W. Moore, Sr.

October 1, 1933 — December 29, 2011
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James W. 'Jimmy' Moore, Sr. age 78, of North East, MD passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011. James was born on October 1, 1933 in West Virginia to the late Elvie Thornton Moore and Zela Marie (Daniels) Moore. He worked for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He was the owner of a used car lot in North East, MD, which he operated with his son, Steven. He was also a member of the UAW Local 435 and enjoyed fishing, hunting and the...

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Rima Ellis

Rima Ellis

July 17, 1928 — December 28, 2011
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Rima Ellis, 83, of Newark, DE, passed away December 28, 2011 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Rima was the daughter of the late Wolf and Anna Nast Ismond. She spent her first 14 years in China where her parents were missionaries.. Later, she received her GED by attending evening classes. After that she attended Walla Walla (WA) College where she began studying business and eventually received her...

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