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    Kathryn Riedal

    Kathryn Eileen Riedal, of Churchville, MD, passed away on March 8, 2019. She was 77. Mrs. Riedal was born in Baltimore, MD, to Roland W. Hoffman and M. Evelyn Trautfelter Hoffman. She was the devoted wife of the late Albert Rowan Rieldal, loving mother of John William Riedal, Albert “Pete” Roland Riedal and his wife Terri, Michael Joseph Riedal and his wife Sandra, and Theresa Lynn Ray and her husband Deward. Mrs. Riedal was the grandmother of Brendan Riedal, Jason Riedal, Rachel Nystrom, Jacob Riedal, Tyler Riedal, Cassidy Riedal, Grier Ray, Tucker Ray, and Owen Ray, and great-grandmother of 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Inez Zimmerman.…

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    Barbara Frary

    Barbara Jean Frary of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on March 7, 2019. She was 85. Mrs. Frary was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Gilbert Frederick Meier and Mabel Evelyn Murn Meier. She was the loving mother of Charles E. Frary and his wife Christine A. Frary of Havre de Grace, MD, and the late Scott David Frary. She was the adored grandmother of Kenneth Frary of Abingdon, MD, and Sadie Frary and her husband Steve of Jefferson, MD, and great-grandmother of Thomas Wenzilck and Erik Frary. She was predeceased by her siblings John Meier, Gilbert Meier, and Carl Meier. Mrs. Frary enjoyed reading and completing puzzles. Services will…

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    James Anderson

    James Scott “Cob” Anderson, of Perryville, MD, passed away on March 4, 2019. He was 86. Mr. Anderson was born in Delta, PA, to James “Groundie” Anderson and Genevieve “Mimi” Morris Anderson. He was the companion of 30 years to Elva Jean Kelley, loving father of James S. Anderson, Jr., and Kathy Lynne Anderson (Billy). He was the adored grandfather of Whitney and Chris Anderson, and Kayla Anderson-Armacost, and the late Brandon Anderson. He was the brother of Roberta “Bertie” Scharsmidt of Wisconsin and the late Sally McDonald, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Anderson was a Life Member and Past Commander at the American Legion Post 128 and a…

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    Larry Mathena

    Larry Kirk Mathena, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on February 24, 2019. He was 63. Mr. Mathena was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Carol Ann Stafford Mathena and the late Lonnie Kirk Mathena. Mr. Mathena was the brother of Karen Mathena Taylor and her husband Donald, Jeanell Marie Mathena, and Lena Mathena Brown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Mathena enjoyed watching football and lacrosse and was an avid photographer. Services will be private. Messages of condolence may be made at www.zellmanfuneralhome.com.

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    Leta Sheaffer

    Leta Marie (Smith) Sheaffer, 81, of Havre de Grace, MD, died at home on February 23, 2019, due to long term complications from Respiratory and Cardiac illnesses. Leta was born in Olney, Maryland, and grew up in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1952, her family moved to Havre de Grace when her father, James Arthur Smith of Washington, D.C. became the regional manager with the Telephone Company. Leta also worked for the telephone company for 34 years and after her retirement, she worked part time selling town homes in Perryville, eventually working for her daughter in the family pawn business and later as a part time employee for BCH Realty. After…

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    Margaret Henson

    Margaret Lissie Henson, 95, of Bel Air, MD, passed away on February 9, 2019. She was a resident of Caraway Manor, to whom we are sincerely grateful for her loving care. She was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Jo Grassa, and is survived by her son, William Paul Edwards, Treva Edwards, sibling to Paul, son-in-law, Alfred Grassa, granddaughters, Nicole Grassa and Michelle Grassa Kozak and husband, Michael, great-grandson Bennett Cross, and three sisters; Opal Milhimes and husband, Shirley, Ann Brown and late husband, Harry, and Gladys Sullivan and husband, Sterling. Margaret, whose strong work ethic began with her chores on the family farm and with her siblings and was the…

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    Jerald Graham

    Jerald “Jerry” Wayne Graham, Sr. of Aberdeen, MD, passed away surrounded by the love of his family on February 6, 2019 at the Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 73 years old and was the devoted husband of Ethel E. (Blansfield) Graham. Jerry was born in Whitby, WV to the late Edward J. and Melva M. (Bolen) Graham. He was the devoted father to Jerald “Jerry” Graham, Jr. (Jennifer), Howard “Scott” Williams, Jr. (Carole) and Joyce Renee Jenkins (Mark). He was the loving grandfather to Alan Crigger, Jerald Graham, III, Matthew, Sara and Hanna Williams, Adrianna Graham, Emily and Erin Jenkins. He was the adoring great-grandfather to Liliah, Hunter, Owen, Isabella,…

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    Margaret Compton

    Margaret Agnes Compton (nee DeFrank) died peacefully on February 3, 2019 in Baltimore, MD at the age of 89. She was born to Dominic and Margaret DeFrank on 1 July 1929 and was the wife of the late Thomas J. Compton, Sr. Margaret is survived by her children Thomas J. Compton, Jr. of Baltimore, Margaret A. Blake of Spring Grove, PA, James A. Compton of Baltimore, William D. Compton of York, PA and Louise C. Spangler of Aberdeen, MD. She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph A. Compton, of Havre de Grace, MD. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A…

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    Sheila Taylor

    Sheila Ann McNamee Taylor, of Havre de Grace, MD died on January 23, 2019. She was 82. Mrs. Taylor was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and raised in the Panama Canal Zone. She graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1956, She married Philip H. Taylor in the Naval Academy Chapel on the day after his graduation in June 1958. Together they raised three sons, Philip Jr., Timothy and Christopher all of Seattle, WA, and one daughter, Kathryn Brink (Duane) of Havre de Grace, MD. Sheila was a true Navy Wife, making a home for her family in many locations throughout her husband’s twenty-year Navy career. She was an outstanding…

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    Aubrey Hickman

    Aubrey Olivia Hickman, a precious little angel, passed away surrounded by her family on January 11, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 2 years old. She was born in Bel Air, MD to Dennis F. Hickman, III and Hailie N. Beer. Aubrey is survived by her brother Leonardo D. Hubbard. She was the adoring granddaughter of Delana Bernardi, Michael S. Beer, Sheila Ross and Dennis F. Hickman, II. She was the cherished niece to many aunts and uncles. Aubrey loved her baby dolls, playing dress-up with her clothes and shoes, and putting on make-up. She loved and adored her shoes especially. Her favorite pass time was watching Bubble…

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    Ermalee McCauley

    Ermalee Ruth Hall McCauley of Havre de Grace, MD passed away surrounded by the love of her family on December 29, 2018. She was 91 years and the loving wife of the late William P. McCauley. She was born in Glen Hedrick, WV to the late Dallas Morgan and Mabel Mae (Meadows) Hall. Mrs. McCauley was the devoted mother of Paul McCauley and his wife Elizabeth, Michael McCauley and his wife Teresa “Terry”, Myra McCauley Mayer and her husband Douglas, Donna McCauley Cicero and Mildred Campbell and her husband Dr. Kenneth Campbell. She was the adoring Nana/Nena to Randy McCauley, Sara Tolley, Melissa Love, Ryan Mayer, Susan Cicero, Tracy Wilkinson,…

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    Roy Singleton

    Roy Cleveland Singleton, of Churchville, MD, passed away on December 16, 2018. He was 81. Mr. Singleton was born in Harford County, MD, to William Edward Singleton and Isabella Mawbray Singleton. He was the husband of the late Edna Mae Singleton, loving father of Kimberley A. Gentry and her husband Jeffrey W. Gentry, Sr., of Churchville, MD. He was the adored grandfather of David W. Gentry, Samantha A. Gentry, Jeffrey W. Gentry, Jr., and Courtney M. Gentry, and great-grandfather of Caitlyne Shianne Gentry, and brother-in-law of Elaine Garrity. He was predeceased by his sisters Ruby Harris and Sarah Burkentine. Mr. Singleton enjoyed watching NASCAR, baseball, and football, and Fox News.…

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    Clara O’Connor

    Clara Jane O’Connor, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on December 13, 2018. She was 98. Mrs. O’Connor was born in Knoxville, TN, to Harrod Franklin Baldock and Sopha Henderson Baldock. She was the wife of the late Andrew Francis O’Connor Sr., loving mother of Andrew Francis O’Connor, Jr., and his wife Margaret R. O’Connor of Aberdeen, MD, and the late Douglas Harrod O’Connor and his late wife Phyllis O’Connor. She was the grandmother of Timothy, Elizabeth, Andrew Ryan, Patricia and Anna Marie, and great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sibling. Mrs. O’Connor was a school teacher for 3rd and 4th grade in Springview, New York.…

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    Angela Dazio

    Angela M. Dazio of Aberdeen, MD passed away on November 27, 2018 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was the devoted mother to Lisa M. Dazio. Angela was born in Chester County, PA to Rosemary Wilkes Dazio and the late Robert Dazio. She was the life long friend of Thomas Shephard. She is survived by an adoptive daughter Charlena Berry and her very dear friend Edward Perger. Angela is also survived by her beloved cat “Buster.” Angela loved cooking and was a beautiful singer. She led a very spiritual life. Services will be at a later. Messages of condolences may be made to www.zellmanfuneralhome.com

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    Anni Michalski

    Anni Elfriede Michalski, 86, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, October 28, 2018, surrounded by her family at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Anni was born in Bielefeld, Germany, daughter of the late Robert and Emilie Mathilde Gorschalanczak. Mrs. Michalski enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She also was a talented seamstress and created beautiful needlework. She had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Joseph F. Michalski. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her sons Joseph and his wife Rose Michalski, of Port Deposit MD, Harold and his wife Lisa Michalski…

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    Ronald Mathias

    Ronald Franklin Mathias, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on October 21, 2018. He was 83. Mr. Mathias was born in Washington, D.C., to Benjamin Dailey Mathias and Roselee Ellen Lepley Mathias. He lived in Bladensburg, MD, until the age of 9 or 10, then moved to Mathias, WV, through High School. He attended Potomac State College, where he met his future wife, and graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 1958. He married Carolyn Jean Forinash on August 30, 1958, and was called to the U.S. Army in September 1958, serving his military time at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He continued working…

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    Christopher Anderson

    Christopher Richard Anderson, 63, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home October 13, 2018. Born in New York on May 23, 1955, Chris was the son of the late Rolf and Andrea Anderson. He worked in the construction industry as a carpenter. Chris enjoyed building model planes and was a talented drummer, playing with various bands over a 20 year period. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Colleen; a son, Casey Anderson and his wife Kiersten of Belcamp; a daughter Carli at home; a grandchild, Carmen; and two brothers, Nord Anderson and wife Susan of Florida and David Anderson and wife Connie of…

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    Carol Dolan

    Carol Dolan, of Aberdeen, MD, passed away on October 11, 2018. She was 64. Mrs. Dolan was born in Ebbw Vale, Monmouth, UK, to Thomas and Myra Ricketts Williams. She was the beloved wife of Kevin P. Dolan, loving mother of Patrick Dolan of Aberdeen, MD, Michael Dolan of Washington, D.C., Amy Nelson of Havre de Grace, MD, and Katherine Dolan of Aberdeen, MD. She was the adored grandmother of Gareth and Vera Nelson, Jasper and Scarlette Brewster, Sasha and Jack Dolan and Zoey Goedeke, and great-grandmother of Emma, Quinn, and Hailey Goedeke. Mrs. Dolan was the sister of Daren Williams of Cardif, UK, and Victoria Williams of Caldicot, UK.…

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    Sandra Jones

    Sandra Pauline Jones, of Millsboro, DE, departed this life too soon on October 9, 2018. She was 66. Sandy was born in Havre de Grace, MD, to Wayne Anthony Heins and Margaret Lucretia Taylor Heins. She was the beloved mother of Ronald “Ron” Cantrell, Jr., and his wife Sherry, Brian Troy Cantrell and his wife Michelle, and Heather Nicole Gray, and adored grandmother of Candace Gooch, Kayla, Sarah and Brandon Cantrell, and great-grandmother of J.R., Calie, and Lachlan Gooch. She was the baby sister of Bonnie Kampes and Linda Wilson. Sandy spent here career in the banking industry and currently worked at the Community Bank of Delaware. Above all family…

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    John Gallagher

    John Joseph Gallagher, of Havre de Grace, MD passed away on October 5, 2018. He was 94. Mr. Gallagher was born in New York, New York, to John Joseph Gallagher and Mary Geaney Gallagher. He was the husband of the late Virginia Daugherty Gallagher, loving father of Katherine Gallagher Delp and Richard, of Havre de Grace, MD, and Patricia Gallagher McCarthy and Ed Tristani of Perryville, MD. He was the adored grandfather of Katherine McCarthy Lewis and great-grandfather of Virginia E. Lewis. He is also survived by his companion Jean Weir. Mr. Gallagher served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground as a…

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    George Hawkins

    George Lawrence Hawkins, Sr., of Havre de Grace, MD passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 92. Mr. Hawkins was born in Bucks County, PA, to Charles W. Hawkins and Ida Eugene Lilly Hawkins. He was the devoted wife of 73 years to Jean Hawkins, loving father of George Lawrence Hawkins, Jr., and his wife Sharon, of Darlington, MD. He was the grandfather of Rebecca Harris and Michael Hawkins and great-grandfather of Meredith Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, and Grace Harris, Anna Harris, and Brett Harris. He was the brother of William Hawkins, Clarence Hawkins, Daisy West, and the late Charles Hawkins, Frank Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, and Harold Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins…

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    Louise Garrettson

    Louise Grace Garrettson of Darlington, MD passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on September 30, 2018. She was 90 years old and was the devoted wife of the late Bernard K. Garrettson, Sr. Mrs. Garrettson was born in Lincoln, RI to the late Nicola and Angelina (Marcaccio) Cicerone. She was the loving mother of Bernard K. Garrettson, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Gerald V. Garrettson and his wife Diana, Kimberly A. Frock and her husband Timothy, the late Donna Louise Duda and the late William H. Garrettson. She was the adoring grandmother of Bill, Carissa, Gerry Jr. Kristen, Adrienne, Shane, Alex, Payne, Heather, Tyler, Tim Jr,…