• January 27, 2015

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Monday 01/26/2015
Phyllis Pauline Mitchell
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

FEDERALSBURG — Phyllis Pauline Mitchell of Federalsburg, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at UMSMC at Easton, MD. She was 85.

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Mary Virginia Collins
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

FEDERALSBURG — Mary Virginia Collins, formerly a resident of Federalsburg, MD, passed away at Chesapeake Woods in Cambridge on Friday, January 23, 2015. She was 88.

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Anna L. Hastings
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

EAST NEW MARKET — Anna Lee Hastings, died peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

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Arthur F. Jeffra
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

TUNIS MILLS — Arthur F. “Artie” Jeffra passed away at home in Tunis Mills, MD on January 25, 2015. A full obituary will be in a future edition of The Star Democrat. Funeral arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg, MD.

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Gene C. Spiering
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

DENTON — Gene Carlyle Spiering of Denton, MD, went to the Lord January 24, 2015. He was 90 years old.

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Michael W. Hubbard Jr.
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

PRESTON — Michael Wayne Hubbard Jr. of Preston, MD, died on January 24, 2015 at John Hopkins Medical Center. He was 18.

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Annie Matilda Mears
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

DENTON — Annie Matilda Mears, a long resident of Denton, MD, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, DE. She was 81 years old.

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Gregory L. Holloway
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

SEAFORD, DE — Gregory L. Holloway, age 59, of Seaford, Delaware, passed away on January 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Delaware Hospice Center.

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Jane Robinson Hartge
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

EUSTIS, FL — Jane Robinson Hartge, born 1919, of Eustis, Florida, died peacefully with family beside her on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Ruth E. Elben
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm

DENTON — Ruth E. Elben of Denton, MD, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at her daughter’s home. She was 79 years old.

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Audrey F. Zahniser
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm

DENTON — Audrey F. Zahniser, 83, of Denton died on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville. Mrs. Zahniser was born in Federalsburg, MD on September 25, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Earl Williamson and Hazel Trice Williamson.

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Joseph L. Swift
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm

CRISFIELD — Joseph L. “Sonnyman” Swift, 79, of Crisfield, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the home of his daughter in Federalsburg.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
Helen W. Barnett
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 5:31 pm

RHODESDALE — Helen W. Barnett, 87, of Rhodesdale passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

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H. Ferdinand Nagel
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 5:31 pm

FEDERALSBURG — H. Ferdinand Nagel passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home near Federalsburg. He was 90.

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William J. Betton
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

CENTREVILLE — William J. Betton of Denton died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville. He was 79 years old.

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Alcmene V. Nichols
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Alcmene “Minnie” Valacellis Nichols of Easton and formerly of Scituate, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

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Mary Collins
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Mary Virginia Griffith Collins, formerly of Federalsburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Services are incomplete at this time, and an obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition of The Star Democrat. To share memories with the family, visit www.framptom.com.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Anna Mae Pinder
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 5:31 pm

CRISFIELD — Anna Mae “Ann” Pinder, 94, of Crisfield died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home.

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Helen I. Gilmore
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

DENTON — Helen Isabelle Gilmore, 92, of Denton passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Caroline Nursing Home. Helen was born on Aug. 27, 1922, in Goldsboro, the daughter of Walter and Anna Gertrude Burchard Emerson.

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Betty A. Kehr
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 5:44 pm

STEVENSVILLE — Betty A. Kehr died on Jan. 22, 2015, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill. She was 89 years old.

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Rodney J. Webb Sr.
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

EAST NEW MARKET — Rodney J. Webb Sr., 72, of East New Market passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at UMSMC at Easton. He was born in Cambridge on Aug. 8, 1942, and was a son of the late Harvey O. and Ella Bell Webb.

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Janet K. Rait
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 9:31 am

ST. MICHAELS — Memorial services for Janet K. Raitt of St. Michaels, beloved wife of George D. Raitt, will be held on Saturday, January 31, 10 a.m. at Christ Church in St. Michaels. There will be a reception following the service at the Miles River Yacht Club. Inurnment services will be in the Oxford Cemetery.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
David C. Austin Sr.
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

PASADENA — David Carl Austin Sr., 72, of Pasadena, MD, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Vera R. Coughlin
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Vera Ruth Coughlin, 87, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Chesapeake Woods Center. She was born in Cambridge on January 18, 1928 and was a daughter of the late George J. Hoffman Sr. and Elsie McWilliams Hoffman.

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Matthew Wemmer
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

EASTON — Matthew “Matt” Wemmer, beloved son of Greg and Joy Wemmer and loving brother of Michael and Megan Wemmer, passed away on January 20, 2015, from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 27.

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Dorothy H. Cummings
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

EASTON — Dorothy H. Cummings of Easton, MD, died on January 20, 2015 at her home. She was 95.

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Donald E. Hotten
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

THOMPSONTOWN — Donald Earnesdine Hotten “Hot Rod” of Thompsontown, MD, passed peacefully into Heaven on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home. He is the husband of Shirley Camper Hotten.

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Mary M. Chatt
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:56 pm

HURLOCK — Mary Marie Chatt, 68, of Hurlock, MD, was called home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester in Cambridge, MD.

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Katherine S. Marine
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Katherine Sarah Marine, 93, of Cambridge, MD, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

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Warren C. Downs
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Warren C. “Willy” Downs, 76, of Williamstown passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

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William H. Windsor
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

CAMBRIDGE — William H. “Billy” Windsor, 61, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was born in Cambridge on April 7, 1953 and was a son of the late Willis C. “Sonny” Windsor Sr. and Etta Spear Windsor.

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John F. Eberhard Sr.
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:30 pm

DENTON — John Frederick Eberhard Sr., of Denton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Services will be held Monday, January 26 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior, in the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home Greensboro. To offer condolences to the family, visit www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.

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Levi C. Gilliam
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 4:42 pm

CHURCH HILL — Levi Calbert Gilliam of Church Hill died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. He was 78.

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James Ralph Lee
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 5:31 pm

CHESTER — Ralph Lee, 73, of Chester passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 20, 2015.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Shirley A. Schmitt
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:07 pm

RIDGELY — Shirley Ann Schmitt, 68, lifetime resident of Ridgely, MD passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home in Greensboro.

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Westine N. Kane
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Westine Normalee Kane, 76, of Cambridge, MD died Friday, January 16, 2015 at NMS Healthcare in Annapolis.

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Helen T. Diamond
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:07 pm

SCRANTON, Pa. — Helen Theresa Diamond, 93, passed away peacefully at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. She was surrounded by family and the Little Sisters with much love and prayers. She was a lifelong resident of Scranton. Born on March 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Antonina Czerwinska Blakiewicz.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Clara A. Brogley
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

GREENSBORO — Clara Ann Brogley, formerly of Easton, MD, died on January 19, 2015 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She was 72.

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William G. Anderson Sr.
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:37 pm

CAMBRIDGE — William G. Anderson Sr., 67, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at UMSMC at Dorchester. He was born in Cambridge on June 6, 1947 and was a son of Alonzo Anderson and the late Nancy Mills Anderson.

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Dorothy A. Jolley
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 7:46 pm

EAST NEW MARKET — Dorothy Ann Jolley, 77, of East New Market, MD, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

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Christopher J. Richard
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 7:53 pm

WASHINGTON — Christopher John Richard passed away suddenly on January 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. Born in Baltimore, MD, Chris grew up in Silver Spring, MD, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He returned to the United States to graduate from West Springfield High School in 1977. He earned a BA degree in Classics from the University of Virginia in 1982, and worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Brasilia, Brazil before entering the Foreign Service in 1986. Chris’s career was a life of public service, including tours in Tijuana, Singapore, Bangkok, Rome, Islamabad, Lisbon, and several tours in Washington, D.C. He met his wife-to-be Elizabeth Holzhall on the day they both entered the Foreign Service, and they were married in Chicago, IL in 1988. Chris loved to travel, was an engaging conversationalist, published author, and pursued widespread and eclectic interests. Some of his favorites included music: forro, samba, fado, jazz, medieval chants, Phillip Glass ... history: American presidents, ancient Rome, the plague ... and sports: he was a lifelong Flamengo and Roma soccer fan.

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John C. White Sr.
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:36 pm

CAMBRIDGE — John Curtis White Sr., 88, died on January 15, 2015 at UMSMC at Dorchester. He was the founder of Johnny’s Shoe Shop.

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Mary F. Patrick
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 7:53 pm

CARROLLTON, Va. — Mary Frances Shortall Patrick, 81, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Easton, MD, Mary was the daughter of the late John C. Sr. and Frances Holden Shortall.

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Leonard A. Gadow
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:54 pm

PRESTON — Leonard Arthur Gadow, “Ducky,” went to be with our Lord on Monday, January 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was on born May 26, 1943, the son of the late Leonard Edward Gadow and Laura Prahl Gadow.

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Janet L. Ashley
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 7:53 pm

CHESTERTOWN — Janet Lee Ashley, retired Kent County Register of Wills died on January 20, 2015 at the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown, MD, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 80 years old.

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Donald L. Bolden
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:54 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Donald Lee Bolden, 72, of Cambridge, MD, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at University of MD Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Services Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. at Henry Funeral Home PA with viewing one hour prior. Interment in Veterans Cemetery. Condolences sent to www.henryfuneralhomepa.com.

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Donald E. Hotten
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 7:53 pm

THOMPSONTOWN — Donald Earnesdine Hotten “Hot Rod” of Thompsontown, MD, passed peacefully into Heaven on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home. He is the husband of Shirley Camper Hotten.

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Monday 01/19/2015
Sally H. Frampton
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:34 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Sally Harper Frampton, 85, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Mallard Bay Care Center. She was born in Cambridge on July 23, 1929 and was a daughter of the late Herbert Lee Harper and Marguerite Phillips Harper.

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Paul E. Davis
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 9:59 pm

WORTON — Paul Elliot Davis of Worton, MD died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home in Worton, MD. He was 69.

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Doris E. Lill
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 9:59 pm

ROCK HALL — Doris Eleanor “Bugs” Lill of Rock Hall, MD, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015. She was 84.

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