Donald (Donny) Gene Ewing Jr. of North East died on May 26, 2016. He was 55.
He was born in Elkton on June 22, 1960 to Donald and Hazel (Langhorne) Ewing.
Mr. Ewing was a third generation skilled concrete finisher and a member of Union Local 2 Bricklayers Allied Craft Workers Delaware/New Jersey.
In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, fishing at his favorite fishing hole with his kids at Turkey Point, handicapping a thoroughbred horse race, attending his kids’ sporting events, and spending time with his family.
George E. Reynolds, Sr., 80 of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, George was born in North East on November 19, 1935, the son of the late George M. and Viola (Biddle) Reynolds. He was the husband of the late Hope V. Reynolds who died in 2008.
He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. Retiring from DuPont Co., he worked as a Process Operator.
George was a Boy Scout Leader for Troops 121 & 131and Cub Scouts. He served in many different roles over the years on the district level for the Boy Scouts. Dining at many different restaurants, watching sports and camping where some of the things he enjoyed in his spare time.
Helen Marko Conroy of Baltimore died May 26, 2016 at John Hopkins Bay View Hospital. She was 93.
Born on June 9, 1922 in Duquesne, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Marko.
Mrs. Conroy moved to Baltimore City in 1941 and worked at the Goetz Meat Packing Company for 22 years and at United Products, formerly Carrier Are Conditioning Company, where she retired at the age of 70.
In her earlier years, she enjoyed dancing, bowling, and gardening. She loved saving old cookbooks and cherished the old recipes from family and friends. She was a devout animal lover who would want her two dogs, Ginger and Gigi, whom she cared for during her lifetime, mentioned.
Mrs. Conroy will be remembered by her family, friends, and coworkers as a hardworking, generous, and compassionate person who loved and supported her family. Those that knew her were touched by her care and concern for others.
Kathy Ann Lewis, 52, of Oxford passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her home.
Born in Wilmington, DE she was the daughter of Edward E. Lewis of Oxford and Dorthy Lee Blevins Lewis of West Grove.
Edwin Alker Orvis of Colora died May 28, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. He was 85.
Mr. Orvis was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War.
He owned a grocery store in Rowlandsville and owned an Angus Farm in Conowingo for many years.
Later in life, he worked at Algers, Western Auto, and Martins.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Alker Orvis.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to Paws for Life, Inc., Chesapeake City and sent in care to R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911.
Sterial Stacy, 76 of Elkton, MD, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, MD.
He was born in Blackey, VA, on May 29, 1939. Mr. Stacy was the beloved husband of 56 years of Freda M. Stacy.
John Dallas Van Dyke, of Selbyville, Delaware, passed away May 21, 2016. Born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 23, 1933 to Guy Quinton and Harriett Van Dyke, John is survived by his wife Andree Van Dyke of Elkton, Maryland and children; Christine (Russell) Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland, Geraldine (Robert) Long of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, Albert Vandyke, of Charlestown, Maryland, and Steve (Kimberly) Van Dyke of Milford, Delaware, and his sister, Dora Kay Hanson of Boone, Iowa, grandsons Shawn (Wendy) Miller, Shane (Tara) Miller, Robert (Melissa) Long III, Michael (Megan) Long, Kyle Van Dyke, and his great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grand-daughter Dawn Long Hill, and daughter-in-law Carolyn Baughman.
John served his country in the US Army at several locations during his career, from 1953 until retirement in 1974. Among them, he served in France, where he met Andree and was married. He served two tours in Vietnam receiving numerous commendations, including a Purple Heart. After retirement from the US Army, he was a machinist and fabrication instructor for many years at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. John enjoyed Scouting and was an active leader with his sons and grandsons for many years.
Charles “Amey” Gosden Todd of Perryville, died at home Monday, May 23, 2016. He was 86.
Born November 28, 1929 in Perryville, he was the son of the late Elbert W. and Marguerite Arbaugh Todd.
Mr. Todd was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the Perryville Volunteer Fire Company, the Susquehanna American Legion Post No. 135 of Perryville, and the V.F.W. Post No. 8126 of Havre de Grace.
Thomas Ray Trimble of North East died Sunday, May 22, 2016 in the Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton. He was 54.
He was born in Ohio on June 14, 1961.
Mr. Trimble worked at Perryville Cold Storage as a material handler/forklift operator.
Helen Louise "Pinky" Vaughan, 78, of Oxford passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
She was the wife of Edward C. Vaughan, Sr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late William and Lona Miller Keys.
Helen was a member of the Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Edward C. Vaughan, Jr. (Wendy) of Oxford, James W. Vaughan (Brenda) of Peach Bottom and Theodore Vaughan (Kathy) of North East, MD; two daughters, Sandra Shephard (Joe) of Rising Sun, MD and Betty Portwood (James) of Coconut Creek, FL; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Keys and J. Earl Keys both of Nottingham and Vernon Keys of Colora, MD; and three sisters, Opal Goad of Rising Sun, MD, Patricia Temple of Nottingham and Dorothy Van Dyke of Rising Sun, MD.