• October 23, 2014

The Star Democrat - Easton, Maryland: Obituaries

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
H. Wayne Bramble
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

QUEEN ANNE — H. Wayne Bramble died Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Graveside service 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28 in the Greenmount Cemetery in Hillsboro, MD. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday evening at Moore Funeral Home, P.A. in Denton (moorefuneralhomepa.com). Full obituary will be published Friday.

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Willinettie J. Gibson
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

EASTON — Willinettie J. Gibson, affectionately known as “Mama Sug,” departed this life on Sun., Oct. 19, 2014 at the Pines Genesis, Easton, Maryland, at the age of 85.

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N. Joan Cummings
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

EASTON — N. Joan Cummings of Easton, formerly of Tilghman, died on October 18, 2014 at Genesis HealthCare-The Pines. Arrangements are being handled by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton. Complete obituary will appear in the Sunday Star Democrat. For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

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JT Mosley
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

HURLOCK — JT Mosley, 85, passed October 18, 2014. Viewing Thursday, October 23, 6-8 p.m. at Hurlock U.M. Church. Funeral Friday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at Hurlock U.M. Church where friends may call one hour prior. Condolences to www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara V. Russell
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

EASTON — Barbara Violetta Russell was called to Glory quietly at her home, Sunday October 19, 2014. She was the daughter of Mamie Roberts and the late Albert Brooks Sr. She was born September 5, 1933 in Easton, Maryland. Barbara was 79 years old.

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Charles N. Grinnell
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

LINKWOOD — Charles (Charlie) Nelson Grinnell born on September 23, 1936 to Mary Rose Durfee and the late Nelson Grinnell from Oneida, New York, crossed over to meet his heavenly father on October 20, 2014. Charlie Grinnell had just celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary with his wife Bonnie Grinnell on October 6, 2014. Charlie was the father to seven children. His eldest child, Lance Grinnell preceded him in death on July 16, 1987.

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Pearl I. Taylor
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

WILMINGTON, Del. — Pearl I. Taylor, 98, passed away on October 10, 2014 at her residence in Wilmington, Delaware. Born on August 12, 1916.

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Elizabeth A. Parks
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Elizabeth A. “Betty Ann” Parks, 76, of Cambridge passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at UMSMC at Easton. She was born on December 7, 1937 and was a daughter of the late Clarence Eugene Jones Jr. and Margaret Foxwell Jones.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
John C. Beazell
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

EASTON — John Crawford Beazell, 80, of Easton, MD died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Talbot Hospice.

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Marion M. Barton
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

CENTREVILLE — Marion Morris Barton of Centreville, MD, died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Homestead Manor Assisted Living in Denton, MD. She was 85 years old.

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Betty B. Burrows
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

PRESTON — Betty Blunt Burrows of Preston, MD, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, MD. She was 78 years old.

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Carolyn M. Swope
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

EASTON — Carolyn Miller Swope died on October 19, 2014 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She was 86. A graveside service will be Saturday, October 25 at 12 noon at Oxford Cemetery. For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

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Lorraine B. Spence
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

OXFORD — Lorraine Beolchi Spence passed away at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton on October 17, 2014 after a long battle with heart failure. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 23, 1919 to the late Joseph Emil Beolchi and Jeanette Kerr Beolchi. She attended the Ursuline Academy in New Rochelle, NY, and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY.

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Mary Elizabeth Lacy
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

EASTON — Mary Elizabeth Lacy of Easton, Maryland, formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away at Easton Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Mary Elizabeth was born on August 15, 1931 and was raised in Cresaptown, Maryland. She attended and graduated from Allegany High School and Frostburg State College with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Administration.

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Robert R. Lee
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

KENT ISLAND — Robert Ray (MacGyver) Lee, born July 17, 1943, passed away at home October 16, 2014, with family after a yearlong battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 71 years old. Born in Rose Hill, Virginia. Lived in Virginia, Florida, Washington D.C., Bethesda, MD and for the last 26 years on Kent Island. Was in the Army from March of 1965 to March of 1971. His main posting was in Germany. Worked for C&P/Verizon as an Engineer and retired in 1992 with over 25 years service. Was also a member of the Rockville Jaycees for many years. In 2008 he started his own company Precision Wire and Cable and kept working till shortly before his death.

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Elsie Mae Pierce
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

EASTON — Elsie Mae Pierce, 84, of Easton, departed this life on Tues., Oct. 14, 2014 at Univ. of MD Shore Medical Center at Easton.

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Timothy D. Smith Jr.
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 6:26 pm

FEDERALSBURG — Timothy Darnell Smith Jr., 25, son of Yolanda Davis and Timothy Smith Sr., departed this life on Tues., Oct. 14, 2014 in Federalsburg, MD.

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Walter T. Rasin
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

OXFORD — Walter Thomas Rasin, “Bobby,” departed this life to rest with his Heavenly Father after losing his battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at his home in Oxford, MD.

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Monday 10/20/2014
John L. Podlesny
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

DENTON — John L. Podlesny of Denton, MD died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton. He was 92 years old.

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Rory F. Kiernan
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

STEVENSVILLE — Rory Fitzpatrick Kiernan, 40, died in a motor vehicle accident on October 13, 2014. He was born on April 6, 1974, the son of Madeleine A. Beals and the late Dr. David John Kiernan. Rory graduated from St. Mary’s H.S. in Annapolis (‘92) and Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, and was an avid fisherman, hunter, athlete, and lifelong Steelers fan. Rory is survived by his daughter Grace, his mother and step-father, nine brothers, four sisters, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

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Jozet L. Dixon
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

BRIDGEVILLE , Del. — Jozet L. Smith Dixon passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at her home near Bridgeville, DE. She was 42.

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Kevin M. Spiering
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

GREENSBORO — Kevin Mark Spiering, 58, of Greensboro, MD passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 29, 1956 in Dover, DE to Anton Spiering of Greensboro and the late Jacklyn Cartwright Spiering.

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James H. “Jamie” Wright
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

FEDERALSBURG — James Henry “Jamie” Wright, formerly of Federalsburg, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Chesapeake Caregivers in Trappe, Md. He was 86.

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Eugene Rogers Sr.
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

DENTON — Eugene Rogers Sr., 79, of Denton, MD, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014. A celebration of Eugene’s Life will be held on Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Caroline Post 29, Denton. To offer condolences to the family visit www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.

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Sunday 10/19/2014
Marion M. Barton
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:20 am

CENTREVILLE — Marion Morris Barton of Centreville, MD, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Homestead Manor Assisted Living in Denton, MD. She was 85 years old.

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Carmen B. Gibson
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 10:54 pm

EASTON — On Oct. 15, 2014, Carmen B. Gibson, beloved wife of the late Klein Franklin Gibson; devoted mother of Alice McGarrity, Roy Gibson and the late Sherry Sabine; loving grandmother of Patrick, Sharon and Ann McGarrity; great-grandmother of Sean and Quinn McGarrity.

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Saturday 10/18/2014
Lawrence W. Horney Sr.
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm

EASTON — Lawrence Wayne Horney Sr. of Easton died at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, Easton, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. He was 80.

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Larry D. Leonard
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm

EASTON — Larry D. Leonard died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Queen Anne Hospice Center in Centreville. He was 77.

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Janice R. Paul
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm

SALISBURY — Janice R. Paul, 72, of Golden Hill passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born in Toddville on Oct. 30, 1941, and was a daughter of the late Woodrow S. and Leona Jones Robinson.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Ruth Seward Edgar
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 6:22 pm

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Ruth Seward Edgar, 88, entered heaven Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Born in Cambridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Owen and Hattie (Groll) Seward. She was married to the love of her life, the late LeRoy B. Edgar Jr., for 40 years. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband owned and operated Edgar’s Department Store in Cambridge for 33 years, retiring to travel with LeRoy in 1982. After her husband’s death in 1986, she moved to North Wales, Pa., where she resided with her daughter, Cynthia Edgar Parker, and son-in-law, Jack Parker. Ruth willingly gave her time and love to her most precious gifts, granddaughters Amanda Parker Rusin (now of Minneapolis, Minn.) and Brittany Davis Parker (now of St. Paul, Minn.). She continued to be active in the Methodist church and community while adding to her ever-increasing circle of friends.

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Doris H. Marshall
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 8:46 pm

HILLS POINT — Doris H. Marshall, 93, of Hills Point passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Chesapeake Woods Center. She was born in Baltimore on August 20, 1921 and was a daughter of the late Charles and Alice Cavender Hubbard.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Walter Wellington Parker III
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

EASTON — Walter Wellington Parker III of Easton, MD, died at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton on Monday, October 13, 2014, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

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Debra R. Jones
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Debra Renee Jones, “Debbie” departed this life on Wed., Oct. 8, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Service on Sat., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. at Henry Funeral Home PA-Cambridge with viewing two hours prior. Condolences sent to www.henryfuneralhomepa.com.

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Darlene J. Kotulich
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

A memorial service for Darlene J. Kotulich will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 beginning 2 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. The family will receive friends an hour prior to service. Rev. A. Delmer Willey Jr. will officiate. www.newcombcollins.com.

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Merrilyn J. Knud-Hanson
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

EASTON — Surrounded by love, having lived a full and happy life, Merrilyn Josephine Olson (Slack) Knud-Hanson passed away on October 9, 2014 at Hospice of Queen Anne’s County.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Alice E. Smith
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 7:49 pm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Alice E. Smith, 60, born in Federalsburg, Md. departed this life on October 9, 2014.

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Dixie L. Caulk
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 7:49 pm

EASTON — Dixie Lee Caulk of Easton, died at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was 78.

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Ronald G. Seymour
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 7:49 pm

FEDERALSBURG — Ronald G. Seymour of Federalsburg, MD, died Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, MD. He was 79 years old.

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Chief Sewell E. “Winterhawk” Fitzhugh
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 7:58 pm

ELLIOTT ISLAND — Chief Sewell E. “Winterhawk” Fitzhugh, 60, of Elliott Island passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Cambridge on November 25, 1953 and was a son of the late Elizabeth Willey Travers and Clarence Edward Fitzhugh.

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Joseph P. Thompson
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:01 am

CHESTER — Joseph Patrick Thompson of Chester, MD, died on Oct. 14, 2014 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was 48.

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Robert H. Snyder
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 7:49 pm

EASTON — Robert H. Snyder, loving husband and father, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at William Hill Manor in Easton, MD. He was 87.

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Monday 10/13/2014
Jane Louella Defibaugh Ogle
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

DENTON — Jane Louella Defibaugh Ogle, of Denton, MD, passed away on October 12, 2014 at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. She was 91.

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Inez Louise Wilson-Warrick
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

HURLOCK — Inez Louise Wilson-Warrick passed away at her home in Hurlock, Maryland on Tuesday October 7, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.

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Sarah M. Balling
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 7:49 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Sarah M. Balling, 72, of Cambridge, Md., passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at UMSMC at Dorchester in Cambridge.

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Hilda V. Douglas
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

YORKTOWN — Hilda Virginia Douglas, 81, died Sunday, October 12, 2014. A native of Easton, MD, she had been a Yorktown resident since 2001. An avid reader, she loved dolphins and feeding the seagulls by the ocean.

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Marjorie A. Christopher
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

CAMBRIDGE — Marjorie A. Christopher, 81, of Cambridge, passed away peacefully Friday, October 10, 2014 at Chesapeake Woods Center.

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Matthew T. Joines
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

FEDERALSBURG — Matthew Tyler Lee Joines of Federalsburg passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 29.

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Sheryl V. Kerr
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Whether she was scooping ice cream at a lunch counter in Oklahoma, orchestrating a succession of flowering shrubs in a Maine woods, or presiding over a philanthropic foundation headquartered in Maryland, Sheryl V. Kerr displayed such a strong sense of self confidence and bearing that those around her believed she could accomplish anything she set her mind to. And she never proved them wrong.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Dixie L. Caulk
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 8:45 pm

EASTON — Dixie Lee Caulk, of Easton, died at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was 78.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
James Worth Walters
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm

EASTON — James (J.) Worth Walters, formerly of Easton, Maryland, died October 2, 2014, at his home in Moody, Alabama.

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