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Hertha Gottscheer Kessler

April 29, 1910 — January 11, 2012
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Hertha Rosina Maria Kessler (nee Gottscheer), born in Vienna, Austria, on April 29, 1910 to the late Raymond and Marie Gottscheer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 11, 2012 at the age of 101. She was a teacher by profession, and taught in Vienna as well as in Manila, Philippines. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt L. Kessler who died in 1975. She is survived by her daughters, Ingrid K. Davidson and her husband Eugene of...

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Beatrice Mae McMullen

Beatrice Mae McMullen

March 3, 1909 — January 11, 2012
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Beatrice 'Bea' Mae McMullen, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Union Hospital at the age of 102. Bea was born in Hopewell, PA to the late Clyde G. and Nancy L. (Starr) Pyle on March 3, 1909. When Bea was small her family moved to Cecil County to work on farms in the Rock Springs area. She graduated from seventh grade at the little school on the hill in Liberty Grove. In 1929, Bea married Harry 'Sam' McMullen...

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George E. Messick

George E. Messick

May 4, 1922 — January 11, 2012
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George Edgar Messick, 89, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012. 'Edgar' as he was affectionately called was born in Kemblesville, PA in 1922, the son of the late Howard and Anna Stoops Messick. Edgar moved to Newark, DE as a child and graduated from Newark High School. He then enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in WW II in the European Theater. Returning to DE, he started his 40 year career at Hercules Powder Co. as an...

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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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