David L. Cartwright of North East died at home Friday, January 30, 2015. He was 68.
Born in San Francisco, Cal., on August 24, 1946, son of Vern and Gwendolyn (Willan) Cartwright of Texas.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Barbara Ann Ball of Rising Sun died Wednesday, January 28, 2015. She was 63.
Born in Banner Elk, N.C., on December 18, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and the late Ada (Buchanan) Grindstaff.
A resident of Cecil County for over 42 years, Mrs. Ball retired from Christiana School District where she enjoyed working with underprivileged children.
She was the beloved wife of Robert H. “Bobby” Ball.
Robert E. Gregg, 81, of Evergreen Estates and formerly Ronks, entered into rest surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD, Robert was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna (McConnell) Gregg.
He and his wife, Shirley E. (Rowland) Gregg had celebrated 62 years of marriage in May.
Over the years Robert worked as a farmer, cattle dealer and had retired from the former St. Joseph Hospital. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and also the Eagles.
Florence (McCommons) Lee Lockhart of North East died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in the Union Hospital, Elkton. She was 82.
Born in Havre de Grace on October 4, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and the late Elsie (Kilby) McCommons.
Mrs. Lockhart graduated from Havre de Grace High School.
She retired from the Accounting Department at Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1994. Mrs. Lockhart was a member of DAR, serving as the Head of the Elkton Chapter.
She loved raising African Violets and spending time with her Classic Ladies Group of Grace Bible Chapel. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
David Harold Taylor of North East died at home Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was 63.
He was raised in the Baltimore area and attended Essex Elementary and Stemmers Run Jr. High. He received his GED in the Army.
He entered the Army in August, 1968, and was discharged in 1970 due to a family hardship.
Mr. Taylor worked for both Sullair and Chrysler Corp as a mechanic for most of his working career.
James Thomas Fisher of Elkton died Friday, January 23, 2015 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was 85.
Born in Luzerne, Pa., on November 17, 1929, he was the son of the late William and the late Theresa (Riley) Fisher.
Mr. Fisher served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mamie ”Genene” McPherson of Conowingo died Friday, January 23, 2015 in Harford Memorial Hospital of Havre de Grace She was 79.
Born February 15, 1935 in Beaver, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Andy Mayse and Gloria Newsom Mayse.
Mrs. McPherson attended Pleasant View Baptist Church, Port Deposit.
She is survived by her husband, Gary L. McPherson of Conowingo; son, Danny Salyer of Bear, Del.; step-sons, Jeffery McPherson and Scott McPherson, both of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; daughters, Brenda Chapman of Elkton, and Carolyn Salyer of North East; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and brothers, Tavis Mayse and Tivis Mayse, both of Conowingo.
William “Bill” Abel of North East died at home Friday, January 23, 201. He was 68.
Born in Olean, N.Y., on March 26, 1946, he was the son of the late John Abel III and LaVerne (Bowlsbey) Abel.
Mr. Abel enjoyed hot rods, drag racing and collecting Studebakers.
He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground as a model maker in the Ordinance Division. He also served in the Maryland National Guard from 1964 to 1971.
Richard E. Johnson of Holyrood, Kansas, formerly of Rising Sun, died at home Jan. 18, 2015. He was 77.
He was born Oct. 18, 1937 in West Grove, Pa., the son of Samuel H. and Blanche A. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson grew up in Rising Sun.
He was a resident of Holyrood since 2005, having moved from the farm three miles east of town. He was a farmer and rancher.
Gary Michael Slagle, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born in Greeneville, TN, on November 21, 1949, he was the son of the late Howard J. and Juanita Baines Slagle.
Mr. Slagle had owned Gary Slagle General Contractor from 1977 to 2013, building quality custom homes in Cecil County, Maryland and Delaware. He was a 1968 graduate of Elkton High School, and attended Harford Junior College until joining the Army Reserves and serving from 1969 until 1975. Mr. Slagle was a member of the Eder Park Association and Immaculate Conception Church. After playing for Elkton Little League for many years, he went on to coaching, taking several of the boys All Star teams to state championships and then to the Eastern Regionals. In 1971, he was instrumental in starting the Cecil County Junior Football League, coaching the Cougars from 1971-1993, winning 161 games and 12 championships. He had coached football, softball and baseball at Elkton High School, coaching the baseball team to a state championship. Mr. Slagle played in the Delaware Semi-Pro league for several years, earning All Star status and being named MVP for pitching a 10-0 season. In this league, he started his own team, Slagle Construction, allowing young men to continue with a high caliber of play. Mr. Slagle enjoyed hunting, fishing, laughing, practical jokes and his Philadelphia sports. But most of all, his total life was encompassed with the love of his children and grandchildren. He definitely wins the “Best Pop Pop” award. He attended all activities for his grandchildren and watched them play on a daily basis. Their laughter was a sound he cherished. His greatest legacy is being a beloved Dad and Pop Pop.