Gary Chatham of Conowingo died June 26, 2016. He was 66.
Born on March 2, 1950, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Jeanne (Hann) Chatham.
Mr. Chatham was a carpentry teacher for 32 years at the Cecil County School of Technology, retiring in 2008.
He was also a private pilot and was a member of several flying clubs, in particular, Short Wing Piper Flying Club.
Mr. Chatham greatly enjoyed travelling, horseback riding, gardening, and woodworking.
Christopher Schmidt, 54 of North East, MD, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born in Baltimore, MD, on December 31, 1961, he was the son of the late Bernard Leonard Hubert and Anita Durgin of Jonesboro, AR.
Brenda H. Peart of Charlestown died Monday, June 27, 2016 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was 73.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, she was born in Elkton on January 25, 1943, the daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Miller) Hansen.
Mrs. Peart enjoyed crafts and sewing.
Gloria Rose Dumolo, 92 of Perryville, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in the Lorien - Bulle Rock Nursing Home, Havre de Grace, MD.
Born in NY, on February 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Camillo and the late Ada (Bibbo) Plastino. She was the wife of the late Edward John Dumolo who died on January 16, 2009.
Rey B. Melchor, 26 of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
He was born in Newark, DE, on October 24, 1989.
Rey is survived by his mother: Catherine (Christensen) Melchor of Elkton, MD; his father: Rey Melchor of PA; two sisters: Erica Cerezo and Alicia Melchor and one brother: Anthony Melchor all of Elkton, MD; and his maternal grandmother: Diana Christensen also of Elkton, MD.
Jacob B. Carson, Jr., 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his home Friday, June 24, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
Born, October 21, 1928 in West Grove, PA, Jake was the son of the late Jacob B. Carson, Sr. and Ida (Bare) Carson. Jake served his county proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps., U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Reserves. After his military career, he returned home to the family farm. He and his father owned and operated Greenhurst Farm and Jake continued to operate the farm with his loving wife, Barbara and son, Steven. It was an award winning Guernsey farm. They were chosen 2005 Cecil Soil Conservation District Cooperator of the Year and received a similar award from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Jake was a member of the American Legion Post 194, Janes United Methodist Church, the Maryland Farm Bureau, and several other organizations. Jake was an avid reader, history buff, beekeeper, Master Gardener, and amateur archaeologist. He was a generous man who contributed to many worthwhile charities, particularly those that helped Native Americans.
Frances D. Jackson, 84, of Oxford, PA passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at her home.
Born in New London Township, Chester County, PA, August 18, 1931, daughter to Vincent and Lydia Janney, and sister to Shirley Queen. Raised in Lewisville, Elk Township, PA.
She was an avid photographer of historical places in Oxford and neighboring townships, and of neighborhood scenes and people. From 1958-1961 she served as a Brownie Scout Leader, and Neighborhood Chairman of the Oxford Girl Scouts. In 1988, she and her sister compiled a book on the Janney Family, as well as other families in relation. In November of 2002, they also compiled a history of the St. John’s UMC of Lewisville, and a pictorial directory in 2003. Throughout her years she has worked for Chrysler in Newark, DE, as well as a bookkeeper at Waltons Chevrolet and Oldsmobile.
Graduate of Oxford High School, class of 1949, of which she was the Vice-President, and served in that capacity for 50 years following graduation with reunion plans, etc.
Lorraine C. (Hoag) Springel, 81, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Cochranville, PA, died June 26, 2016 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun MD, where she resided since 2008.
Born in Tinicum Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Eleanor J. (Colson) Hoag, and wife of the late Anthony M. Springel.
After graduating from Ridley Park High School in 1952, Lorraine held various bookkeeping and clerical positions in Lancaster and Chester counties until retiring in 1995. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford, PA and was honored to serve as organist in the mid-70's.
Lorraine enjoyed playing piano, painting, camping, sewing, quilting, ceramics, arts and crafts, and listening to religious and polka music. She was known for hosting annual Thanksgiving dinners for extended family and friends, which included hayrides, collecting pine cones and show-and-tell for the children. For many years she enjoyed vacationing in White Lake, Ontario, Canada with her family, as well as her brother and sister and their families.
David James "Jim" Markley of North East died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Abbey Manor Assisted Living, Elkton. He was 73.
He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., on December 22, 1942, he was the son of John P. and Elizabeth Markley, and husband and friend of Patricia M. Markley.
Mr. Markley earned a BA and Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, where he concentrated on technical theatre, specializing in set and lighting design.
He taught technical theater and design at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. for 36 years. He also designed many shows for dinner theatre, off-Broadway and regional theater.
William Derrick Warner, Sr. of Charlestown died Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was 83.
Born October 16, 1933 in Sikeston, Mo., he was the son of the late Evan Derrick and Roberta Givans Warner.
Mr. Warner was a member of the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is a retired radiology technician of the V.A. Maryland Health Care System, Perry Point.