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Hildegard "Hilda" Bell

Hildegard "Hilda" Bell

June 4, 1931 — September 15, 2018
Service: September 29, 2018

Hildegard D. Bell of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, she was 87. Born in Rochester, NY on June 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Friedrick G. and Sophie A. (Ortlepp) Giesemann. Hilda attended William Penn High School and Delaware Technical Community College. She spent time working at the News Journal paper in Wilmington, DE, Delaware Park and at Elkton Carpet in Elkton, MD. Hilda and Clyde were...

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Marcella A. Lawler

Marcella A. Lawler

October 28, 1936 — September 12, 2018
Service: September 18, 2018

Marcella A. Lawler, age 81 of Newark, DE, passed away on September 12, 2018. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Marcella (Mulligan) Hoffman and Clifford Hoffman. Marcella was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. She and Alfred, her husband of 59 years, met while both dance skating in Long Island, NY. Alfred introduced her to Irish dancing, which Marcella loved. She enjoyed all types of dancing with her love, Alfred. Shortly after...

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Patricia  Byrd McCormick

Patricia Byrd McCormick

September 30, 1955 — September 11, 2018
Service: No Services

Patricia Byrd McCormick, age 62 of Elkton, passed away September 11, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Albuquerque, NM to the late Lavera (Berry) Byrd and Kenneth Venters Byrd. Trish was an Air Force brat and would often travel overseas on tours with her family. Her and her husband, Gordon Levi McCormick, Jr., of 42 years would also travel for duty, and even went on a Princess Cruise to the Caribbean together. Trish was avid reader...

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Nellie "Nell" Daly

Nellie "Nell" Daly

July 20, 1924 — September 10, 2018
Service: September 19, 2018

Nellie "Nell" Edwards Daly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 10, 2018. She was born July 20, 1924 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy and Verlyn (McCann) Edwards. Nell was the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. John Patrick Daly, Jr. Together they raised 6 children while traveling the world. Nell was a devout Catholic and worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of Wilmington. She was also the pastor's assistant at...

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Patsy E. Medina

Patsy E. Medina

August 10, 1940 — September 10, 2018
Service: September 17, 2018

Patsy E. Medina, age 78 of Elkton, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 10, 2018. She was born on August 10, 1940 in Cedar Bluff, VA to the late Ben Dover Stinson and Bertha Leona (Jackson) Stinson. Patsy grew up during a time when resources were limited and because of this, she quickly learned how to be resourceful and make the best out of all situations. When life threw her challenges, her strong will and hard work...

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Warren Louis Muehlberger

Warren Louis Muehlberger

October 4, 1944 — September 10, 2018
Service: September 14, 2018

Warren Muehlberger, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born October 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Louis and Barbara (Dorschel) Muehlberger. Warren graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Baltimore County in June 1962. He retired as an Illustrator from US Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on March 31, 2000 with over 32 years of Federal service. Warren's...

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Amy  Melissa Eschenbrenner

Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner

June 5, 1959 — September 9, 2018
Service: September 22, 2018

Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1959, in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert P. and Edna D. (Greenplate) Graves. A 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, Amy was a beloved member of the community who shared her impressive gifts on a variety of levels. She was a proud innkeeper and entrepreneur. She...

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John Estle Vaughan, Jr.

John Estle Vaughan, Jr.

July 13, 1957 — September 9, 2018
Service: No Services

John Estle Vaughan, Jr. age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1957 in West Grove, PA to Donna Rae (Strawbridge) Vaughan and the late John Estle Vaughan, Sr. John graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1975. He spent a lot of time with his friends at the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun. He had many hobbies including fishing and playing horse shoes and pool....

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Emily Goscinski Czarnecki

Emily Goscinski Czarnecki

December 6, 1928 — September 7, 2018
Service: September 14, 2018

Emily Goscinski Czarnecki, age 89 of Elkton, MD ended her journey of life on Friday, September 7, 2018. Born December 6, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, Emily was the daughter of the late Leon and Elizabeth (Novak) Goscinski. Emily worked as a secretary for Graduate Admissions at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She took great pride in being able to help guide students as they aspired to achieve their goals. She was a long-time member of...

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Mark Dugger

Mark Dugger

January 19, 1970 — September 7, 2018
Service: September 14, 2018

Mark Dugger, age 48, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018. A lifelong resident of Conowingo, he was born on January 19, 1970. Mark graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1988 and RETS Technical School in 1990. He was employed by Armstrong in Rising Sun, MD for over 28 years, working as a line technician and engineer. Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time...

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