• May 28, 2015

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Thursday 05/28/2015
A. Gibby Robinson Jr.
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm

CAMBRIDGE — A. Gibby Robinson Jr., 68, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Cambridge on March 28, 1947 and was a son of the late Albert Gibby Robinson Sr. and Emma Reynolds Robinson.

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John J. Creighton
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm

CAMBRIDGE — John Jefferson Creighton, 73, died Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Easton Hospital following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Catherine E. Hicks
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm

CHESTERTOWN — Catherine Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Hicks, 99, of Chestertown, MD, passed away on May 27, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.

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Anna Marie V. Wagner
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm

EASTON — Anna Marie Vanskiver Wagner, 94, a long-time resident of Ferndale and more recently of Easton, passed away on May 26, 2015. Anna was born in 1920 in Baltimore, MD. She worked in the school cafeteria for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Anna was a member of both Glen Burnie and Ferndale United Methodist Church. She enjoyed doing crafts, boating, fishing and crabbing, ceramics, painting, playing bingo, traveling, dancing and spending time with her friends and family.

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Virginia M. Lane
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm

SALISBURY — Virginia May Lane, 86, of Salisbury, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born in Roberts, MD, she was the daughter of the late Stephen E. Bostic and Lula V. Cannon Bostic. She was also predeceased by first husband, Dulin Fearins.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Barbara J. Sheehan
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:18 pm

EASTON — Barbara J. Sheehan, age 95, mother, grandmother and inspirational role model to all who knew her, died peacefully in Easton, MD on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Barbara, originally from Johnstown, PA, was pre-deceased by her devoted husband, Commander Joseph E. Sheehan, and is survived by her three daughters; Joyce Doehler (Steven), of Easton, Candace Bouley (Robert), of Wellesley, MA, and Janice Meisel (Stephen) of Atherton, CA, and five grandchildren.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Sylvester L. Major
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:18 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Sylvester Linwood Major, 72, of Cambridge, MD, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his residence.

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Roberta J. George
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

MILLSBORO — Roberta J. George, age 71, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Easton, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Lewes, DE.

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Catherine V. Cusick
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:18 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Catherine “Kitty” V. Cusick, 101, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Mallard Bay Care Center. She was born in Mardela on August 31, 1913 and was a daughter of the late Hilary and Mary Ethel Seabrease Greene.

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William M. Platt
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

EASTON — William M. Platt died on May 24, 2015 at William Hill Gardens, with his family by his side. He was 84. A full obituary will appear at a later date. For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

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Geraldine A. Kinnamon
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Geraldine Adele Harrington Kinnamon, 72, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at PRMC, Salisbury, MD.

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Robert L. Bailey
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Robert L. Bailey “Larry” passed away suddenly on February 3, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Alma and Jim Bailey of Manassas, VA, and his sister Judy Carlton. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Becky Bailey and four children, Robert L. Bailey Jr., Christie Davis, Brandon Bailey and Travis Bailey. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alex Davis, Hunter Davis, Caitlin Bailey, Clementine Bailey, Cordelia Bailey and Peter Bailey. He had a great passion for sailing, his cats and the Redskins. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life on May 31, 2015 at Camp Wright on the Chesapeake Bay in Stevensville, MD at 2 p.m.

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Elmar S. Callahan Jr.
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

SALISBURY — Elmar Stroud Callahan Jr., 85, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Born in Maple Shade, NJ, he was known as “Junior” to his family and “Spider” to his friends. As a child, he moved to Easton, MD and later settled in Salisbury, MD. He was the son of the late Elmar Sr. and Mildred Callahan.

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Monday 05/25/2015
Jeffery A. West Sr.
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

DENTON — Jeffery A. West, Sr. of Denton, MD, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the UMSMC at Easton, MD. He was 49 years old. A memorial service will be private. moorefuneralhomepa.com.

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Joyce D. Middleton
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

HARRINGTON, Del. — Joyce Diane Middleton of Harrington passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 68.

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Stanley F. Cummings
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

EASTON — Stanley F. Cummings, of Easton, and formerly of Tilghman, died on Friday, May 22, 2015 at UMSMC at Easton. He was 91.

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Harry W. Dickerson
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

EASTON — Harry Wesley Dickerson, 80 of Easton, MD died May 22, 2015 in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Anna V. Hubbard
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

GREENSBORO — Anna V. Hubbard, 99, of Greensboro died on May 22, 2015. Her funeral service is at noon May 26 at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home; visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial is in Greensboro Cemetery. To send condolences, visit www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.

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William E. Moyer
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:47 am

EASTON — William E. Moyer, 63, of Ridgely, died May 18, 2015, at the UMSMC at Easton. He is survived by his wife, Paulette Moyer of Ridgely; two sons, Jason Moyer and William E. Moyer Jr. He was predeceased by a sister, Marita Moyer.

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Kathryn P. Stanford
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

EASTON — Kathryn Patricia Stanford, 69, passed May 15, 2015, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. Service was Saturday, May 23, 2015, at noon at Union Bethel AME, where friends called two hours prior. Condolences to www.ben niesmithfuneralhome.com.

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Robert G. Graff
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 10:36 am

CHESTER — Robert G. Graff “Captain” “Wisemen” of Chester (formerly of Fawn Township, Pa.) passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. Bob was a beloved member of the Kent Island community, as well as dearly remembered and loved from his home in Pennsylvania. He will be remembered for his reserved and quiet nature.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Nora H. Skolka
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

STEVENSVILLE — Nora Hubscher Skolka, 56, died May 15, 2015. Memorial visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. May 26 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester. Donations: The Weinburg Center for Women’s Health at Mercy Health Foundation, 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202. www.fhnfuneralhome.com

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Margaret G. Wolf
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

CHESTERTOWN — Margaret Grace Wolf of Chestertown died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. She was 76.

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Willard A. Lockwood
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

EASTON — Willard A. “Will” Lockwood, 91, of Easton passed away peacefully after a short illness on April 8, 2015.

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Patricia M. Gallaway
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

CENTREVILLE — Patricia Marie Gallaway passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was 77.

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Jane L. Larkin
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:46 am

CHESTERTOWN — Jane L. Larkin, loving wife and mother, died May 6, 2015, after a long illness in her home. She was born in Oak Park, Ill., on Oct. 6, 1930, to Mary and Dewitt Post.

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Carl H. Zipf Jr.
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

BRYN MAWR, Pa. — Carl H. Zipf Jr., 90, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence in Lower Windsor Township. He was the husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” (Gane) Zipf. They previously resided in Sherwood, MD and Bryn Mawr, where he lived for 73 years.

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June Margaret Pierson Palmer
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm

CHESTER — June Margaret Pierson Palmer, formerly of Chester, died on May 20, 2015, at Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick, Selbyville, Del. She was 93.

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Maurice M. Miller Jr.
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

EASTON — Maurice M. Miller Jr., 74, of Easton, MD, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at UMS Medical Center at Easton, after a prolonged illness. Maurice was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Elsie L. Price
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 11:25 am

CHURCH HILL — Elsie Lucille Price of Church Hill, MD, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her home. She was 74.

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John Wayne Stammer Sr.
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:19 am

NEW CANTON, Va. — John “Wayne” Stammer Sr., 59, of New Canton, VA, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, surrounded by his family at the cabin and property he loved, after battling lung cancer. Born March 7, 1956 in Chestertown, MD, he is survived by his mother and step-father, Lynn and Norman Dixon of Goldsboro, MD, and his father Edward Stammer of Chestertown, MD.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
William L. Meekins
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

FEDERALSBURG — William Linthicum Meekins, 92, of Federalsburg, MD, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at University of Maryland Medical Center (Shock Trauma) in Baltimore, MD, surrounded by his loved ones.

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Leon Shockley
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Leon Shockley, 78, of Cambridge, MD passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.

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Edna M. Knecht
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

DENTON — Edna May Knecht, 81, of Denton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Envoy of Denton, surrounded by her family. She was born August 29, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to the late Claude Thomas and Edna May Sommer Farley.

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James L. Skinner III
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

CAMBRIDGE — James Lorell Howard Skinner III, 20, of Cambridge, MD, departed this life on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Salisbury, MD.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Rev. Richard A. "Doc" Holliday Sr.
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 7:08 pm

BLOOMINGBURG, Ohio — Rev. Richard A. “Doc” Holliday Sr., age 72, of Bloomingburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3:04 a.m. at the Doctor’s West Hospital.

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Dorothy Virginia Newcomb Reed
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 7:08 pm

WORTON — Dorothy Virginia Newcomb Reed of Worton, MD died on Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home. She was 93.

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Patrick L. Cooney
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 7:08 pm

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Patrick L. Cooney, 23, of Nimitz Rd., Woonsocket, RI, died April 23, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Born in Easton, MD, he was the son of Greg and Laura (Buchness) Cooney of Woonsocket, RI.

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Monday 05/18/2015
John H. Schatzschneider Jr.
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 7:08 pm

DENTON — John H. Schatzschneider Jr. of Denton, MD, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home one day after spending a wonderful day with family and friends. He was 84 years old.

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Gail M. Edmunds
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 7:08 pm

EASTON — Gail Marilyn Edmunds died on May 14, 2015 at Genesis HealthCare-The Pines in Easton, MD. She was 64.

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Charles E. Shockley
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 7:05 pm

HOOPERS ISLAND — Charles E. Shockley, 95, of Hoopers Island, MD, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at UMSMC at Dorchester.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Janet C. Esterson
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 9:48 am

SEAFORD, Del. — Janet Clayson Esterson, age 80, of Seaford, DE died on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

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Betty Jean Wheeler
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 3:58 pm

A memorial service for Betty Jean Wheeler will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Third Haven Friends Meeting at 1 p.m. The Meetinghouse is located at 405 South Washington Street in Easton.

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James R. Townsend
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 9:01 am

EASTON — James R. “Jimmie” Townsend passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. He was 82.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Gail M. Edmunds
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 5:06 pm

EASTON — Gail M. Edmunds died on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Genesis HealthCare-The Pines, in Easton, MD. She was 64. A full obituary will appear in the Star Democrat at a later date. For online tributes www.fhnfuner alhome.com.

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Anne Marie Hummer Ball
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

EAST NEW MARKET — Anne Marie Hummer Ball, 80, of East New Market, MD, formerly of Salisbury, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the residence of her daughter, Lisa Ball. Born in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of the late Roy William Hummer and Edith Belle Pyne Hummer.

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Thursday 05/14/2015
Merilyn Q. Todd Cusick
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 7:39 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Merilyn Q. Todd Cusick, 88, of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and her caregivers. She was born and raised in Toddville on February 16, 1927 to the late Howard and Lula Hughes Todd.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Gregory C. Warrick
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 7:55 pm

ELLINGTON, Conn. — Gregory Cornell Warrick of Ellington, Connecticut, died suddenly on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from an injury sustained while working.

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Bertha M. Stafford
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 7:55 pm

DENTON — Bertha Marie Stafford of Denton, MD, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton. She was 92 years old.

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Vernel Williams
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 7:55 pm

DENTON — Vernel Williams, 37, of Denton, MD, died on May 9, 2015 at UM Midtown Campus in Baltimore. Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m. at Denton Christian Center on Mitchell Rd in Denton. There will be a viewing two hours prior. Arrangements entrusted to Bolden-Tilghman Mortuary Service.

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