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Glenn Hampton Arrants, Jr.

Glenn Hampton Arrants, Jr.

May 7, 1927 — January 20, 2012
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Glenn Hampton Arrants, Jr., 84, of North East, MD, passed away January 20, 2012 at Christiana Hospital. Born on May 7, 1927, and raised in Elkton, Glenn was the son of the late Glenn H. Arrants, Sr. and Blanche Stanley Arrants. He graduated from Goldey Beacom College and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Glenn worked for over 30 years at Aberdeen Proving Ground where he was a contract administrator. He was a life long and very...

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Donald Anthony Arles

Donald Anthony Arles

March 24, 1930 — January 19, 2012
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Donald Anthony Arles, 81, of Newark, DE, died January 19, 2012 at Manor Care in Wilmington, DE. Donald was born March 24, 1930, in Oswego, NY, the son of the late Antonio and Stella Arles. He graduated from Manhattan College, NY in 1952 with a BA in Civil Engineering and started work for E.I. DuPont de Nemours in Seaford, DE. On January 9, 1954, he married the former Grace White of Federalsburg, MD and they lived in Seaford until moving to...

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Alice B. Hammell

March 22, 1914 — January 18, 2012
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Alice B. Hammell, age 97, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington. She was born on March 22, 1914. She is survived by her daughter, Jane McAlpine and her husband, Robert of Newark, DE; and sister, Romayne McCormick of Hockessin, DE. Alice loved the outdoors and farming. She raised chickens and sold their eggs. She also enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was an active member of...

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Robert W. Webb

June 19, 1946 — January 18, 2012
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Robert W. 'Bobby' Webb, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away January 18, 2012 at Elkton Care and Rehabilitation. Born in West Chester, PA, Robert was the son of Ruth (Gerry) Webb of Rising Sun, MD and the late Hubert Webb. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was a paratrooper and served in Panama. He worked as a manager at ACME Supermarkets and also as a warehouse manager at Perry Point Veterans Administration. In his younger years,...

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Joseph F. Skillman

Joseph F. Skillman

December 4, 1937 — January 15, 2012
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Joseph F. Skillman (Frank), age 74, went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2012 while at home surrounded by family. After retiring from New Castle County, Frank started a T.V. inspection business in Warwick, MD. In 1999 he retired from his business and moved to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia to pursue his life-long passion of fishing for striped bass. Survivors include his loving wife, Sandra Skillman; and three beautiful daughters, Dawn...

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Leonard R. Widdekind

June 17, 1925 — January 14, 2012
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Leonard R. Widdekind, age 86, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012. He was born on June 17, 1925 in Wilmington, DE to the late Hans and Mary (Brennan) Widdekind. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Teresa Widdekind of Landenberg, PA; son Leonard Widdekind and his wife, Rachele of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Lisa Widdekind of Berthoud, CO; grandchildren, Emily, Julia, Sophia, Claire, and Will; brother, Millard...

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Barry Jesse Barrentine

Barry Jesse Barrentine

May 8, 1939 — January 13, 2012
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Barry Jesse Barrentine, age 72, of Elkton, MD, passed away on the morning of January 13, 2012, with his loving wife by his side. Born May 8, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA, Barry was the oldest of four children born to the late Jesse and Rita Barrentine. He graduated from Perkiomen Prep in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Alabama, majoring in Business. He was a lifelong entrepreneur and brilliant marketing and public relations...

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Peggy Ann Morrissey

August 1, 1949 — January 13, 2012
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Peggy Ann Bedingfield Sullivan Morrissey of Newark, died January 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lancaster, PA, only child of Charles H. Bedingfield (deceased '94) and Madge E. Meacham Bedingfield (deceased '99). Her loving husband, Joseph J. Morrissey, whom she met in 1999, survives Peggy. They shared a wonderful & caring marriage of 10 years and he was her best friend. Having been on their own for so many years,...

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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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