Gerald Lee Shivery of Rising Sun died at home January 27, 2016. He was 79.
Born in Chester County, Pa. on July 22, 1936, he was the son of the late George Shivery and Edith (Shivery) Hilaman.
Mr. Shivery was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
He retired from Logistics & Transportation Services, Inc. LTSI (subsidiary of Northrop Grumman) in Baltimore, as a purchasing manager. He also spent portions of his career in the hardware, lumber and consumer finance industries.
Horace Edward "Finney" Finnefrock died at home, January 19, 2016.
A lifetime resident of Connelly Road, he was the son of the late Horace S. and Ella (Alexander) Finnefrock.
Mr. Finnefrock served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Army Signal Corps.
Always the racer, he discovered stock car racing in the 50s. During the 60s, Mr. Finnefrock was a pioneer on the Nitro Go-Cart circuit, as well as a proud member of the NHRA Jr Stock Division, racing mostly at Cecil County Dragway.
In the 70s and 80s, he and son Rick, built the 1965 Mustang “High Horse”. For over two decades the duo and their “Stang” were a well-known regional car that held multiple track records in several classes. In the 80s the Mustang was put on the ISCA Circuit and was a South East Atlantic champion. The car is still out there as a survivor.
Kathryn A. Williams, 93 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
Born in PA, on December 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James Vernon and Amy Elizabeth (Wagner) McWilliams. She was the wife of Edward M. “Stump” Williams who preceded her in death on February 28, 1998.
She was a graduate of the North East High School Class of 1941.
Richard Lee Cochran, 62 of Elkton, MD, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Bel Air, MD, on March 14, 1953, he was the son of the late Farlie Mac Cochran, Sr. and Alphia (Wagner) Cochran.
Mr. Cochran served in the U S Air Force. He retired from General Motors where he had worked as an electrician.
He enjoyed wood working, sports, watching cowboy movies and all types of cars.
Shirley Ann Arches Gregson of Elkton died Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was 76.
Born November 28, 1939 in Westerly, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joe W. and Diane (Boyce) Crain.
Mrs. Gregson was a member of the American Legion Post 15 and former Moose Lodge 851, both of Elkton. She was an avid bingo player, loved going to the casino, and greatly enjoyed going on cruises with her husband. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family.
Eric D. Thuresson of Townsend, Del. died Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was 49.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 19, 1966.
Mr. Thuresson was a technical advisor for Dow Chemical Systems, Newark.
He was very much a family man, constantly providing strength, laughter and unconditional love to them. He was recognized for his awesome puns, intelligence and love of quality music.
James F. Penhollow, 84 of North East, MD, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 in North East, MD surrounded by his family.
Born in New London, CT, on December 31, 1931; he was the son of the late William H and the late Jane C (Sylvia) Penhollow.
James retired from Cecil County Government as a road superintendent in the 2nd district. He was previously employed by Greggo & Ferrara Construction, James Julian Construction, Maryland Forest Service, and he was one of the original 911 dispatchers for Cecil County. He was a life member of the North East Fire Company, Inc. holding positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and a member of the board of directors for many years. He was passionate about the annual fire company carnival and ran the pizza stand for over 30 years. James was a member of the Harford-Cecil Fireman’s Association and inducted into their Hall of Fame; Cecil County Fireman’s Association serving as Past President, Vice President, and Chairman of VLOSAP for 30 years. James served on the Town of North East Board, North East Police Dept. Commissioner, and a member of the Eder-George Post 85 29th Division Association of the Maryland National Guard.
Marion Snyder-Herrin, 82, of Oxford, PA passed away on January 12, 2016 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.
She was the wife of the late Gilbert Herrin and first husband Earl Snyder, Sr.
Born in Principio Furnace, MD she was the daughter of the late Richard C. Borden and Kathleen Hollister Borden Abrams.
Marion was employed with Kennett Square and Toughkenamon Post Office as a clerk, retiring in 1992 after 26 years of service.
She was a member of the New London Baptist Church.
June E. Ford, 83 of Elkton, MD, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, MD.
Born in Klondike, MD, on June 23, 1932, she was the daughter of Sherman and Anna (Miller) Ewing. She was the wife of Burns A. Ford, Sr. who preceded her in death on March 11, 1999.
She was a seamstress, employed by J. C. Penny before her retirement. After her retirement she worked at Pier One Restaurant in North East, MD.
James J. Maley, 83, of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Oxford surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of Louise E. Haag Osborne Maley with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.
Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late James C. and Margaret J. Durham Maley.
Jim was employed as a foreman with PennDOT until his retirement. He was also employed at Thiokol in Elkton.
He was a member of the Media Mennonite Church, Oxford.
Jim was an avid bowler and bowled on different leagues for many years. He enjoyed watching football and baseball and spent hours talking about baseball with his grandson.