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Obituaries

Iva Anne Ham

Iva Anne Ham

February 4, 1938 — June 6, 2017
Service: June 10, 2017

Iva Anne Ham of Rising Sun, MD, age 79, passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2017. She was born February 4, 1938. Iva started teaching Sunday school at West Nottingham Presbyterian. She later became a member of Janes United Methodist Church where she continued to actively teach Sunday school. Iva and her husband, Earl, hosted sailors stationed at Bainbridge. She held many jobs throughout her years, but she most enjoyed her job at the Library at...

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James Edward Powell, Jr.

James Edward Powell, Jr.

August 19, 1943 — June 6, 2017
Service: No Services

James Edward Powell, Jr. (Jim), 73 of Rising Sun, Maryland died at home on June 6, 2017. Jim was born August 19, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas where his father was stationed during WWII. The majority of childhood was spent in Milledgeville, Georgia with his parents, the late James E. Powell, Sr. and the late Georgina (Rabb) Powell and sister. Childhood was enhanced by playing the trombone, acting as drum major of the marching band and scouting...

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Vernell Elizabeth Robinette

Vernell Elizabeth Robinette

November 20, 1930 — June 6, 2017
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Vernell Elizabeth Robinette, age 86 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 6, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1930 in Banner, VA to the late Monroe McClellan and Ida (Ringley) McClellan. Vernell enjoyed being outdoors, but she loved being a mom. Family was the most important thing to her. Vernell is survived by her daughters: Ann Evans and her husband Wayne and Janette Zangrilli; son, Stanford Wayne Robinette and his wife Antoinette;...

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Edward F. Anthony

Edward F. Anthony

January 8, 1938 — June 5, 2017
Service: June 9, 2017

Edward Fowler Anthony, age 79, of North East, MD passed away peacefully at his home Monday, June 5, 2017. Born January 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD, Edward was the son of the late James C. Anthony and the late Amelia Castelow Stanley. Mr. Anthony was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 126, of Collegeville, PA. He loved spending time with his family and making runs and deliveries for J&L Automotive in North East. ...

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Duane Michael Belcher

Duane Michael Belcher

March 24, 1982 — June 5, 2017
Service: June 13, 2017

Duane Michael Belcher-Esposito, 35, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017 due to an unforeseen medical condition (Acute Coronary Syndrome). Born on March 24, 1982 in Havre de Grace, MD he was the son of Mary L. and Frank Esposito. Duane served his country honorably from 2005 to 2009 in the United States Marine Corps and was also part of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MAGTF) in North Africa. An IT Professional who...

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Joshua Scott Brown

Joshua Scott Brown

August 6, 1979 — June 5, 2017
Service: No Services

Joshua Scott Brown, 37, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. Born on August 6, 1979 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Carol Buckland and the late Clifford Scott Brown. Joshua had a larger than life personality. He greatly enjoyed being outdoors in nature, especially if he was near the water. Joshua was passionate about fishing, participating in both surf fishing and fresh water fishing. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens...

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Donald C. McKenney

Donald C. McKenney

August 31, 1934 — June 4, 2017
Service: No Services

Donald C. McKenney also known as (Mac) age 82 of Pike Creek passed on peacefully to his eternal home with his daughter Penny and son Stephen lovingly by his side. Donald was married to his wife Hilda for 56&1/2 years. He was born in North East, MD on August 31, 1934 to the late Raymond T. McKenney and Fannie L. (Hopkins) McKenney. Donald worked for twenty-three years as a stockman for General Motors. He also worked for Johnson Controls in...

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Jessie Evelyn McMullen

Jessie Evelyn McMullen

March 26, 1946 — June 4, 2017
Service: June 12, 2017

Jessie "Evelyn" McMullen of Port Deposit, MD, age 71, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born in Rome, GA on March 26, 1946 and named for her parents, the late Jesse Leroy Digsby and Samantha Evelyn (Tyree) Digsby. Evelyn worked for the Perry Point Federal Credit Union for 15 years. She also served as a reserve officer for the Department of Natural Resources. Evelyn enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing Bingo, square dancing and...

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Joseph Edward Rynarzewski

Joseph Edward Rynarzewski

July 14, 1932 — June 4, 2017
Service: June 14, 2017

Joe Rynarzewski of Newark, DE, age 84, died June 4, 2017. He was born, the youngest of six siblings in Baltimore, MD, to the late Andrew Rynarzewski and Mary (Gacek) Rynarzewski. After High School, he served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer Meredith. He was honorably discharged in 1954. In 1955 he met the love of his life, Laura Catherine Mooney and they were married in 1957. That same year they moved to Delaware and raised three daughters....

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Richard Lee Taylor, Jr.

Richard Lee Taylor, Jr.

August 21, 1937 — June 2, 2017
Service: June 9, 2017

Richard Lee Taylor, Jr. age 79 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on June 2, 2017. He was born on August 21, 1937 in Salisbury, MD to the late Richard Lee Taylor, Sr. and Tillie (Church) Taylor. Richard was a graduate of Wicomico High School and Salisbury College in Salisbury, MD. He obtained his Master's Degree from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He continued his education and took advanced courses for his school administration...

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