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Ann L. Heuer

February 8, 1937 — May 30, 2012
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Ann L. Sanders Heuer, age 75, of Elkton, MD died Wed., May 30, 2012. Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Sanders. Ann graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1959, and received her Masters in Social Work from UMBC in Baltimore. She retired from Baltimore County, having spent most of her career employed at Franklin Square Hospital. Ann was an avid reader and had many interests, especially...

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Charles E. Shafer

January 1, 1920 — May 30, 2012
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Charles E. Shafer, age 92, of Warwick, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Born on New Years Day, 1920 in Bismark, North Dakota, Mr. Shafer was the eldest of 6 siblings in a Great Depression Era family who soon returned to their native Pennsylvania. An honors student, Mr. Shafer was unable to pursue his ambition to attend college until after working and saving for 2 years, then winning a scholarship in Architectural Engineering to...

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James Benson Kirk

James Benson Kirk

October 26, 1940 — May 29, 2012
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James 'Benny' Benson Kirk, age 71, of Perryville, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was born on October 26, 1940 to the late Curtis and Ruthie Faye (Patrick) Kirk. Benny worked as a master electrician at Aberdeen Proving Ground Department of Public Works, where he retired in 2003. He enjoyed boating, fishing and traveling with friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy S. Kirk of Perryville, MD; son, Jeffrey...

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Russell Benjamin Powers, Jr.

Russell Benjamin Powers, Jr.

May 30, 1925 — May 28, 2012
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Russell Benjamin Powers, Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on May 30, 1925 to the late Ruth and Russell Powers Sr. in Grand Rapids, MI. Russell was a naval navigator in WWII. After the war, he entered Michigan State University in East Lansing. He then married his first wife, Nancy Harkness Powers. They raised two children, Mark and Suzanne. In 1963 the family moved to...

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Bliss Marie Rawling

Bliss Marie Rawling

January 14, 1972 — May 27, 2012
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Bliss Marie Rawling died at home on May 27, 2012 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Bliss was the wife and long time companion of Andrew Douglass Rawling and the daughter of Judith Burns Isaacson. Bliss was also lovingly raised by Mary Loewenstein Anderson of Elkton, MD and Barbara Barrett of Baltimore, MD, who considered her their own daughter. She was bliss, and a joy to everyone who knew her. She leaves behind her three dogs Jake,...

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Thomas Bayard Jordan

Thomas Bayard Jordan

October 18, 1947 — May 23, 2012
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Thomas 'Bozie' Bayard Jordan, age 64, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on May 23, 2012. He was born on October 18, 1947 to the late Bayard S and Frances (Sartin) Jordan. Bozie was a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School and attended the University of Maryland. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971. Bozie was a life member of the American Legion in Elkton, life member of Disabled Veterans, life member of Ducks Unlimited and a...

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Joel Colgan Orr

Joel Colgan Orr

July 17, 1993 — May 23, 2012
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Joel Colgan Orr, 18, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly at his home May 23, 2012. Born in Elkton, MD on July 17, 1993, Joel was the son of Joseph Wilson Orr, III and Toni Wiley Orr. He was employed at North American Industrial and worked in the environmental division. Joel loved music and was a talented guitar player. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a proud uncle. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Justin...

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Betty E. Thomas

August 23, 1922 — May 23, 2012
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Betty E. Thomas, 89 of Elkton, MD, went home to meet the Lord on May 23, 2012 at Singerly Manor, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on August 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles and Melda Custer. Devoted to her family, she will be remembered as a loving and caring wife and mother. She is survived by two daughters, Vickey Curl and her husband Dale of Dover, DE and Mary Thomas of Elkton; a grandson, Robert Curl; three brothers...

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Frank Owens

Frank Owens

April 3, 1918 — May 22, 2012
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Frank Owens died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE. Mr. Owens, a long-time resident of Newark, enjoyed good physical health until he was hospitalized with a mini-stroke, three weeks prior to his death. He was 94 years old. Francis Erskine Owens was born in Wilmington, DE on April 3, 1918, the eldest of three sons born to Herbert and Helen Monckton Owens. He attended...

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Barbara K. Groseclose

Barbara K. Groseclose

August 5, 1946 — May 21, 2012
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Barbara Kerns Groseclose, 65, of Rising Sun, MD, died May 21, 2012 at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. Barbara was born on August 5, 1946 in Washington, PA to James and Mary Evelyn Kerns. She graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1964 and went on to attend Towson State College after which she returned home and became a speech therapist. Soon afterward, she received her master's...

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