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Mary L. Zagar

Mary L. Zagar

August 22, 1936 — July 24, 2017
Service: July 29, 2017

Mary L. Zagar, of Newark, Delaware, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born on August 22, 1936 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, to the late Clarence J. Wendel and Mary L. (Brentari) Wendel. Mary was a 1957 graduate of the Geisinger Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, Pennsylvania. She was a registered nurse for 60 years. She worked at the University of Delaware Student Health Service for 42...

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Erin Marie Campbell

Erin Marie Campbell

November 9, 1967 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

Erin Marie Campbell, 49, of Melbourne, FL passed away on July 23, 2017. She was born on November 9, 1967 in Baltimore, MD. Erin took great pleasure in scrapbooking and crafting on her cricut machine, especially creating memorabilia for her family and friends who she loved deeply. Erin also enjoyed cruising though the Caribbean. Erin is survived by her spouse, Brian Campbell of Melbourne, FL; sons, Cory Dennison and Avery Dennison of Bel Air,...

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Carolyn Sue Gravenor

Carolyn Sue Gravenor

May 17, 1943 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

Carolyn Sue Nowland-Gravenor, born May 17, 1943, went to be home with the Lord on July 23, 2017. Carolyn's entire life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn is survived by her five daughters and their families: daughter, Traci Garcia and Miguel Garcia of North East, MD and their children: Brandi Nowland, Mylia Rivera, Angel, Marisol, Jordan, Jayden, Emilio and Diego Garcia; daughter, Krista Vivar of...

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Jean Whaling Ragan

Jean Whaling Ragan

October 10, 1947 — July 23, 2017
Service: No Services

Jean Whaling Ragan, age 69 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1947 to the late Frederick Whaling, II and Olivia (Humbert) Whaling. Jean enjoyed planting flowers and feeding the birds. She was very active in the community. Jean was a very loving and caring person who found her greatest joy in taking care of her family, friends and many others. Jean is survived by her husband of 52 years,...

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Jean Hillman Jessup

Jean Hillman Jessup

August 26, 1928 — July 21, 2017
Service: No Services

Jean Hillman Jessup, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017. Born August 26, 1928 in Dunkirk, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Hillman. Deeply devoted to her faith, Jean taught Sunday school for many years and was active in several church choirs both in New York and in Delaware. Upon moving to Delaware, Jean became a member of St. James Episcopal Church Mill Creek in Wilmington, DE. In...

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Charles J. Parker

Charles J. Parker

September 11, 1928 — July 20, 2017
Service: July 27, 2017

Charles J. Parker, 88, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 11, 1928 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Welcome S. and Katherine (Weckerman) Parker. Charles was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving from 1946-1949 in Japan, where he received a Purple Heart. After his service, he went to work for Great Lakes Construction in Buffalo, NY helping build Rich...

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Doff Delmer Wagner

Doff Delmer Wagner

July 26, 1934 — July 20, 2017
Service: July 28, 2017

Doff Delmer Wagner, age 82, of Warwick, MD passed away peacefully Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born July 26, 1934 in Eccles, WV, Doff was the son of the late Kyle Wagner and Grace Tomlinson Wagner Butler. A service will be held in Doff's honor at 11am Friday, July 28, 2017 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10am.

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Irene Anna Lanahan

Irene Anna Lanahan

June 22, 1936 — July 19, 2017
Service: No Services

Irene Anna Lanahan, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 after battling a serious illness. Born in Swarthmore, Pa. on June 22, 1936 to the late Ambrose and Helen (Hehn) Wilson. Irene was a graduate of Springfield High School. After high school she worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance. In November of 1957 she married Joseph W. Lanahan and started a family. She was a loving and caring homemaker devoted to...

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Walter Steve Sexton, Jr.

Walter Steve Sexton, Jr.

March 10, 1938 — July 19, 2017
Service: July 26, 2017

Walter Steve Sexton, Jr. age 79 of Elkton, MD passed away on July 19, 2017. He was born on March 10, 1938 in West Bradford, PA to the late Walter Steve Sexton, Sr. and Jincy Emma (Vaught) Sexton. Walter worked for Chrysler as a repairman for 32 ½ years. He was a union member of UAW and enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. Walter loved to go hunting and fishing, but he was happiest with his family. He cherished the time spent with them...

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Elizabeth Annie Ayars  "Betty"

Elizabeth Annie Ayars "Betty"

April 24, 1926 — July 18, 2017
Service: August 1, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Annie Ayars of Wilmington, DE, age 91, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born on April 24, 1926 in Newark, DE to the late Clifford J. Ayars and Mattie Peters (Guthrie) Ayars. Betty enjoyed taking photographs with her Kodak Brownie camera. As a teen, Betty was active in the Methodist youth group, putting on plays with her contemporaries. She loved reading, writing and gardening. She also liked baking and collected...

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