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Obituaries

Janet Lynn Leaf

Janet Lynn Leaf

September 7, 1949 — September 30, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Janet Lynn (Eyet) Leaf, age 63, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 30, 2012. Mrs. Leaf was born in Baltimore, MD on September 7, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy Eyet. Janet was an Investment Operations Officer for Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Company in Baltimore, MD for 30 years. Later in life, she used her talents as the banker for the family's yearly yard sale. Despite being diagnosed with a...

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Donald R. Gill, Sr.

Donald R. Gill, Sr.

June 26, 1931 — September 29, 2012
Service: October 5, 2012

Donald R. Gill, Sr., 81, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away September 29, 2012 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care. He was the son of the late Thomas and Beatrice Gill. He retired from Major Distribution as a truck driver. He was a member of Elkton Moose Lodge 851 and Oxford Eagles, and also a member of AARP. He liked to watch old movies, the Waltons, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on TV. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Mattson...

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Oscar Eugene Trivits, MG (Ret)

Oscar Eugene Trivits, MG (Ret)

December 9, 1931 — September 29, 2012
Service: October 4, 2012

Oscar Eugene "Gene" Trivits, 80, died on September 29, 2012 at Millcroft. Born in Wilmington, DE, his principal life-long residence was Newark, DE. He graduated from Newark High School in 1949. He attended the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1953 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1963. Other notable educational experiences included his 1973 graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General...

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Dwight A. Gentry

Dwight A. Gentry

January 26, 1953 — September 27, 2012
Service: October 2, 2012

Dwight A. Gentry, 59, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly September 27, 2012 at Christiana Hospital. Born in West Jefferson, NC, on January 26, 1953, Dwight was the son of the late Tine and Pauline Eller Gentry. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr. He is survived by two sons, Michael Gentry of Rising Sun and Tim Gentry and his wife Stell of North East; two daughters, Kimberly Gentry of...

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Bonnie Lee Kelley

Bonnie Lee Kelley

January 27, 1944 — September 25, 2012
Service: No Services

Bonnie Lee Kelley, age 68, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Services will be private at the request of the family.

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Caroline Bowen

Caroline Bowen

December 21, 1958 — September 23, 2012
Service: No Services

Caroline Bowen passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Rising Sun, Maryland. She was born December 21, 1958 in Philadelphia, PA. Caroline graduated from Temple University with a degree in music therapy. Caroline had a passion for honoring and preserving tradition. She loved theatre and she loved the arts. She was a member and officer of The Order of St. John, a member of The National Society of Americans of Royal Descent and numerous...

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Catharine "Kit" Kirk

Catharine "Kit" Kirk

December 28, 1911 — September 23, 2012
Service: September 29, 2012

Catharine "Kit" Kirk, 100, a lifelong resident of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday September 23, 2012 at her home. Kit was born on December 28, 1911, the daughter of the late Allen and Maud Newlin Kirk and grew up in Rising Sun, first attending Miss Mabel Reynolds' School, and when she was 12, enrolled as a day student at West Nottingham Academy. After graduation, she spent some time abroad and then enrolled at the University of Maryland,...

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John G. Ryan

John G. Ryan

February 27, 1936 — September 22, 2012
Service: September 26, 2012

John G. Ryan, 76, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD. Memorial services will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Town Point United Methodist Church. Chesapeake City, MD, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the John G. Ryan Memorial Fund, in care of the R.T. Foard Funeral Home.

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Elsie D Witwer

Elsie D Witwer

September 17, 1930 — September 22, 2012
Service: October 5, 2012

Elsie D. Witwer, 82, a lifelong resident of Elkton, passed away at her home September 22, 2012. Elsie was born on September 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Lloyd) Everett. She worked in the restaurant business throughout her life at various restaurants in the capacities of cook, waitress, hostess and manager. She was a supporter of the local Democratic Party, who loved to travel on cruises and throughout the United States....

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Bobby Wayne Hess, Jr.

Bobby Wayne Hess, Jr.

February 15, 1970 — September 21, 2012
Service: No Services

Bobby "Wayne" Hess, Jr., age 42, of Aberdeen, MD, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2012. Wayne was born in Baltimore, MD to Bobby W. Hess, Sr. and Marilyn Delores (Minnick) Hess. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors; he especially enjoyed being around his loving family. Including his parents, Bobby and Marilyn Hess, Sr. of Conowingo, MD; Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Shirley M. Hess of Aberdeen, MD; two sons, Jacob...

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