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John G. Lum, "Jack"

John G. Lum, "Jack"

December 29, 1936 — April 25, 2017
Service: May 3, 2017

John G. Lum, "Jack", age 80, a lifetime resident of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 due to complications following heart surgery. Jack was born on December 29, 1936 to Melvin and Mary Evelyn Kirkpatrick Lum. He enjoyed playing sports as a young man and after finishing school he served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Upon returning to Chesapeake City, he followed his father's...

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Providenza Prudie Hansen

Providenza Prudie Hansen

October 13, 1927 — April 24, 2017
Service: May 3, 2017

Providenza "Prudie" M. Hansen, of Newark, Delaware passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 13, 1927, to the late Samuel and Eva (Aiello) Minore who were both registered pharmacists with the State of Michigan. Prudie attended grade and high schools in the Detroit area. She continued on to graduate with a teaching degree in 1952 from Mercy College, MI and took some extended courses through the...

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Joseph Joey Mello

Joseph Joey Mello

July 8, 1980 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 30, 2017

Joseph "Joey" Mello of Wilmington, DE, age 36, passed away suddenly Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born in Staten Island, NY on July 8, 1980 to late Diane Mello and Peter Cotroneo. Joey loved playing football at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, NY. He was an avid New York Giants football fan. Joey enjoyed fishing, crabbing, dancing and spending time with his family especially with his pal, Jon. He worked at Bing's Bakery in Newark,...

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Melissa Lynn Poarch

Melissa Lynn Poarch

December 12, 1976 — April 24, 2017
Service: No Services

Melissa Lynn Poarch, formerly of North East, MD passed away April 24, 2017. She was born December 12, 1976 to Dana Poarch and Janet Poarch. Melissa really enjoyed dancing and ballet as a child. After graduating from high school, Melissa pursued a career in beauty. She enjoyed her work as a beautician where she became a talented hair stylist. Melissa had a big heart and was a kind person. In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived by...

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William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

William Herbert Wilhelm, Jr.

April 15, 1927 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 29, 2017

William "Bill" Herbert Wilhelm, Jr., age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born April 15, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, Bill was the son of the late William Herbert Wilhelm, Sr. and the late Marie (Donahue) Wilhelm. Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Bill is survived by his six children: William "Mark" Wilhelm (Suzanne), Barbara Anne Wilhelm,...

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Gordon W Henderson

Gordon W Henderson

December 14, 1941 — April 21, 2017
Service: No Services

Gordon W. Henderson, "Bill" age 75 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late, Vick W. Henderson and Vina Irene (Moore) Henderson. Gordon worked as an Internal Revenue Service Agent for the government. He served in the US Army for 12 years where he toured in the Vietnam War. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 194 as well as the NRA. He was a proud Republican. He...

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Dorothy  Ann Anacker

Dorothy Ann Anacker

April 13, 1957 — April 19, 2017
Service: No Services

Dorothy Ann Anacker, age 60, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on April 13, 1957, in Parsippany, NJ to the late Harry and Marie (Hoffman) Anacker. She worked many years as an accountant in the solvent manufacturing industry, most recently with UltraChem. Dorothy loved animals of all kinds, especially cats. In her spare time, she would crochet blankets and clothing, which she...

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Howard  James  Holley

Howard James Holley

January 8, 1958 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Howard James Holley of North East, MD, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Pottsville, PA to the late James B. Holley and Florence E. (Snyder) Holley. Howard was a plant operator at the former Maryland Materials for 31 years. He loved hunting, music of all types and played the drums. Howard also enjoyed passing peaceful time watching birds and other wildlife. Howard is survived by his wife of...

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Jodi Lynn Melrath

Jodi Lynn Melrath

August 7, 1963 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 23, 2017

Jodi Lynn Melrath, 53, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1963 in Lancaster, PA to the late Earl and Mona Melrath. She is survived by her brother, Earl Melrath Jr.; sister, Patty (David); companion and caregiver, Eddie Dunfee; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. She is predeceased in death by her sister,...

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Manly Martin Pierce

Manly Martin Pierce

April 16, 1942 — April 18, 2017
Service: April 24, 2017

Manly Martin Pierce of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Elkton, MD on April 16, 1942 to the late Jake Pierce and Lora (Abrams) Pierce. Manly worked for 31 years at General Motors. During that time he was also a union representative for General Motors. Manly was a Little League commissioner in Rising Sun. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cooking, playing horseshoes, mowing the grass and listening to...

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