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David Michael Bednarik

David Michael Bednarik

November 24, 1946 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 27, 2012

David Michael Bednarik, age 65, of Elkton, MD passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. David was born on November 24, 1946 to the late Charles Albert and Mary A. (Pivovarnicek) Bednarik in Bethlehem, PA. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1964 where he went on to attend La Salle College majoring in Political Science. While at La Salle College he was lettered two years in basketball and graduated in 1968. He also attended Liberty Bible...

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Sally  M. Cairns

Sally M. Cairns

August 8, 1934 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Sally Marquis Cairns passed away on October 5, 2012, after a long and courageous fight against Parkinson's Disease (PD). Her battle has inspired many. She was born in Mineola, New York on August 8, 1934 to V.M. "Don" Marquis, and Helen Roper Marquis. She spent her youth in New York, and moved to San Francisco, CA, during World War II due to her father's assignment for the war effort. While there, she met a group of girls who have remained...

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Johnsie C. Madron

Johnsie C. Madron

July 13, 2012 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 10, 2012

Johnsie C. Madron, age 93, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at Calvert Manor Health Center on October 5, 2012. Johnsie was born July 13, 1919 in Boone, NC to Graydon & Emma (Thomas) Campbell. Throughout her career she was employed by the Budd Co. in Newark, DE, Jay Dee Dept. Store in Oxford, PA, and the Sun Pharmacy in Rising Sun, MD. Johnsie enjoyed traveling with Cecil Travelers going on many trips throughout the Eastern Coast. She was a...

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William T. "Bill" Knott, Jr.

William T. "Bill" Knott, Jr.

December 28, 1943 — October 4, 2012
Service: October 9, 2012

William "Bill" T. Knott, Jr., age 68, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on October 4, 2012. Bill was born on December 28, 1943 in Lancaster, PA to William T. & Mary Knott. He was a Veteran of the U S Navy having served in the Pacific. He was a devoted family man. He enjoyed camping, gambling, cooking, boating and he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America having served as a troop leader to Troop # 217 Parkesburg, PA. He is survived...

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Wilma Z. "Billie" Franklin

Wilma Z. "Billie" Franklin

January 23, 1917 — October 3, 2012
Service: October 11, 2012

Wilma Z. Franklin "Billie", 95, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Wilma was born on January 23, 1917 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy G. and Verlyn B. (McCann) Edwards. She worked at Aerial Products, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Bainbridge Naval Center. She was also a waitress in Florida, where she lived for many years. She loved Bluegrass music and had "pick-ins" at her home...

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Hilda M White

Hilda M White

January 18, 1922 — October 3, 2012
Service: October 9, 2012

Hilda M. White, 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on October 3, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in New Castle, DE on January 18, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of the late Clayton and Ella Stubbs Hewes. She graduated from William Penn High School and retired from DuPont Experimental Station after 30 years service as a lab technician. She was an active member of Salem and Christiana United Methodist Churches. An avid...

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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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