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    Gary Gray

    Gary Allen Gray of Conowingo, MD passed away at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. He was 67 and the devoted husband for 27 years to Laurie Gray. Mr. Gray was born in Annapolis, MD to Charles Shai and the late Julia (Wolford) Shai. He was the loving father to Brenda Elaine Klein and her husband Brian. He was the brother to Michael Shai, Darryl Gray and Theresa “Sam” Allan. Gary loved dogs, reading and was a member of the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church. His favorite pastimes include; eating steamed crabs at the Wellwood in Cecil County and the Bayou, watching the Baltimore Orioles and the…

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    Leo St. Amour

    Leo Robert St. Amour, Jr., died on September 28, 2018. He was the son of the late Leo Robert St. Amour, Sr. and Grace Anona St. Amour, born on March 5, 1933, at Barre, Vermont. He spent his earliest years in St. Albans, VT, Washington, DC and Claremont, NH where he graduated from Stevens High School in 1951. He was an ardent biker, hiker and hunter during his high school years. Subsequently, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. Originally commissioned a second lieutenant in the Artillery, his first duty station was with the 82nd Airborne Division…

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    Delores Burkins

    Delores Ann Burkins passed away surrounded by the love of her family on September 28, 2018. She was 70. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Eugene Robert and Virginia Pearl (Hamm) Crothers. She was the devoted mother of Heather Lynn Haines, Hope Ann Burkins and Charles Rex Burkins and his wife Jessica. She was the beloved grandmother of Ashley Anne Wilson, Lauren Michelle Merryman, William Charles Wilson, Hayleanna Renea Burkins, Makealah Grace Burkins, Charles Rex Burkins, III and the late Catherine Elizabeth Wilson. She was the loving great-grandmother of Liam Joseph Merryman and Easton Ryan Holliday. She is survived by her siblings Robert Eugene Crothers,…

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    Virginia Pate Wetter

    Virginia Forwood Pate Wetter, a prominent life-long resident of Havre de Grace, died in her home on September 25, 2018. Mrs. Wetter was the daughter of Walter Forwood and Bennita Charshee Forwood. Born on August 10, 1919, she graduated from Havre de Grace High School and was the first in her family to graduate from college at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. In 1941, she married Jason Pate of Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they created the Chesapeake Broadcasting Corporation, opening in 1948 as the first radio broadcast station between Baltimore and Wilmington. On Mr. Pate’s death in 1960, Mrs. Wetter became the chairman and CEO of the Chesapeake…

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    Frederick Warden

    Frederick E. Warden, Sr., of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on September 23, 2018. He was 93. Mr. Warden was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Robert Clifton Warden and Grace Ann Wessel Warden. He was the devoted husband of 50 years to Clara M. Warden, loving father of Teresa Scott, Tammy Stoneberg, Nadine Burns, and Frederick E. Warden, Jr. Mr. Warden was survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one grandchild and all his siblings. Mr. Warden served in the U.S. Navy and then the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He was a member of the American…

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    Nancy Irven

    Nancy Lee Irven, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on September 19, 2018. She was 72. Mrs. Irven was born in Baltimore, MD, to Robert Lee Hodges and Addie Rebecca Wheelton Hodges. She was the beloved mother of William Irven and his wife Julie, Michael Wenth and his wife Karen, and Rose Sharer of Havre de Grace, MD, and Rebecca Miller and her husband Thomas of Harman, WV. She was the grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 13. Mrs. Irven was the sister of William “Randy” Hodges, and the late Joseph Hodges and Shirley Risher. Mrs. Hodges enjoyed crocheting, shopping and fishing. Most of all, she enjoyed being with…

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    James Cockrell

    James Allen Cockrell, “Jay Bird”, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on September 18, 2018. He was 57. Jay Bird was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, to the late James Allen Cockrell and Laverne Stretavski McCartan. He was the husband of Kimberly Cockrell, father of Ashley Cockrell, and grandfather of James Chapman, Jr., and Tyson Black of Natrona, PA. He was the brother of Denise McIntyre of Aberdeen, MD, David Cockrell of Havre de Grace, MD, John Cockrell of Colora, MD, and Mike Cockrell, Sam Cockrell, Vernon Dale “Dee” Cockrell of Crossett, AR. Jay Bird was an excellent musician and guitarist and loved to play all types of music. A…

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    Robert Janssen

    Robert William Janssen, of Parkville, MD, passed away on September 8, 2018. He was 93. Mr. Janssen was born in Baltimore, MD, to John H. Hanssen and Virginia Foard Janssen. Mr. Janssen moved to Aldino, MD, in the late 1920’s, and attended the One Room School in Aldino. He then went to Churchville Elementary and graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1941. After high school, he worked with his two uncles, William Baron and Charles Pusey, at the B&O Railroad and retired in 1986 from Chessie Railroad Systems. Mr. Janssen was Membership Chair of National Railroad Historical Society and a member and historian of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum…

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    Rev. E. Cooley

    The Rev. E. Crowell “Midge” Cooley passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 31st, 2018. Rev. Cooley is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace Pomraning Cooley; by their children David, Christina, Faith Anne, Timothy, and Joshua, and their spouses; by 9 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Midge is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Crowell and his twin Charles were born on August 29, 1929, in Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland for three years. Becoming convinced he was being called into the ministry, he attended and in 1952 earned a BD…

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    Vonelle Browning

    Vonelle Scott Browning of Havre de Grace passed away on Aug. 24, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was 93. She was a devoted, loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. Born in South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Furman and Arilla Scott. She moved to Maryland to work for the U.S. Army at Edgewood Arsenal, now Aberdeen Proving Ground, during World War II. Later, she served in several positions, including nutritional services supervisor, for more than 40 years at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She was the dear mother of Linda B. Worthington, Doris…

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    Claude Wood

    Claude “Woody” Everette Wood, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on August 21, 018. He was 89. Mr. Wood was born in Bel Air, MD, to Floyd Lector Wood and Lessie Brown Markovich. He was the devoted husband of 63 years to the late Millie “Ruth” Wood, loving father of Ronald Albert Wood of Port Deposit, MD, and the late Michael Everette Wood. He was the grandfather of Travis Everette Wood, of Roanoke, VA, Morganne Marie Wood of Port Deposit, MD, and Monica Lynn Wood of La Mesa, CA. He was the brother of Peyton Wood of Florida, Sybil Lovelace of Pennsylvania, and the late Floyd Lector Wood, Jr., Kenneth…

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    John Simpers

    John Edward Simpers, Sr., of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on January 21, 2018. He was 73. Mr. Simpers was born in Havre de Grace, MD, to Elmer and Ethel Warner Simpers. He was the loving husband of 50 years, to Florence Simpers, devoted father of Lisa Michele Simpers of Havre de Grace, MD, and the late John Edward Simpers, Jr. He was the dear brother of James Simpers and his wife Nancy of Havre de Grace, MD. Mr. Simpers served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1972. He worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground as and Artillery Tester and was an Umpire for 46 years. He was an avid…