Lora Helen "Dee" Zippilli, age 58, of Elkton, MD passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 19, 2017.
Born February 19, 1959 in Elkton, MD, Dee was the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Campbell) Denney. Almost graduating in 1977, Dee's pride-and-joy and her one true love, Henry her son, came into her life. A devoted single mother, she was all too familiar with the hardships of life but she persevered with her son and they both became stronger because of it. She worked hard to obtain the credits needed to achieve her diploma later on. She worked for Chrysler for almost a decade before she decided to devote her life to her family and the many volunteer programs that brought her so much joy. She enjoyed working with organizations such as the 4H Club (88-89) where she would cook for the Beagle Club and provided the children a place to have meetings. She would also collect donations from local businesses to help support this program. She was also involved with Operation Santa Claus and Toys for Tots to help children in need. Dee was a lover of art and appreciated the many splendors that art brought to the world. Her greatest joy was helping others, she truly was a kind and loving soul. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly by many more.
Lillie E. England of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 11, 1923 to the late Paul England and Florence (Crothers) England.
Lillie worked for 8 years for Aetna Property Casualty Insurance Company. She went on to work for 35 years for the DuPont Company, from 1950 to 1985, before retiring from the engineering department. Lillie was a member of the Historical Society of Cecil County as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Elkton, MD Chapter 84. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels in West Nottingham, PA and also volunteered for the Ray of Hope Mission in Rising Sun, MD. Lillie was a member of the Rosebank United Methodist Church. She was a Chairman of the Administrative Counsel in addition to being a Recording Financial Secretary. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
Connor James Black, age 24 of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born February 28, 1993 to Kenneth and Cheryl L. (Murray) Black in Newark, DE.
Connor was a Warehouse Associate at the Herr’s plant in Nottingham, PA. He was a Life Scout where he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Connor was devoted to his family, and especially loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He loved the beach, 4-wheelers, and motorcycles and most importantly, he loved his family.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth and Cheryl, Connor is survived by his brother, Zackery Black (Hope Wood-Boykin); nieces and nephews, Christian, Kaylynn, Tanner and Kylee, all of North East, MD; grandparents, Rick and Janice Marshall of Newport, TN; grandparents Wally and Linda Murray of Elkton, MD; and many extended family and friends. Connor was preceded in death by his uncles; Ted Black and David Murray; great-grandparents, Jack Mahala and Blanche Slagle; and great-grand parents, Paul and Texie Murray.
Bertha M. Moore, 85, of Oxford passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove.
Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Gallagher Moore.
Bertha was employed with the US Naval Center, Bainbridge, MD as an accountant retiring in 1969.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Oxford.
Gladys Watson Way, 86 years, of Conowingo, MD, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House of Bel Air, MD. She was born March 28, 1931 in Chester County, PA, the daughter of the late Samuel Calvin and Eurith Ozella Green Watson.
She was a graduate of Goldey Secretarial School and employed by DuPont and the Bainbridge Naval Training Center. She spent most of her years as a homemaker and caretaker of many children. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Bonnie Racine, a lifetime resident if Elkton, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 13.
She was 66.
Born on April 16, 1951, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Tom Racine; parents Lloyd Shank and Nellie Remmel Shonert; and sister, Frances Shank.
Bonnie retired from the Cecil County Public Library after more than 30 years of service. She was a devoted Christian and loyal member of Haven Community Church. Bonnie found great joy in making sure no one ever went hungry, whether it was family dinners, or endless snacks for Bible studies and bunco nights, or preparing countless meals for the homeless through The Paris Foundation, rotating shelter, and community kitchen.
Michael Edward Kennedy September 15, 1960 – June 16, 2017
The Lord called Michael Kennedy to join his sisters Maxine and Josephine (Monroe), his mother Arezelia V. (nee Massey), brother Robert and father Walter E. Kennedy, along with many lifelong friends who had gone on ahead for that ultimate family reunion. He leaves his wife Carol Corral and her family, especially his stepson, Kurt Corral, with a void that can never be filled. He also leaves his brothers Jeffrey in Millington, Dana in Galena, Walter and his wife Dalvis in Chestertown, Donald Lee in South Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
Renowned for his humor, his generous nature, love of good music and a good party, he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. His entire hometown of Pondtown, Maryland is a big extended family which held a very special place in his heart.
His US Army career of 12 years ended in 1992, but his service to his country was extended for another 21 years with his employment with the Department of Veterans Baltimore Regional Office. He had an exceptional work ethic and a devotion to the veterans he served. His co-workers were like family.
Sidney “Ray” Stout, 73, of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 9, 2017 with his beloved wife, Laura Lorraine Sturgill Stout, by his side. Ray and Laura had recently celebrated their 52nd year of marriage together.
Ray was the son of the late Paul Stout and Mabel Dunn Stout of TN. After high school, Ray proudly served his county in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then went on to find employment as a truck driver. Ray was employed by Frame’s Motor Freight of West Chester, PA for many years and later he worked at Delaware Express in Elkton, MD. Ray retired after 40 plus years of combined service.
Ray loved being home with his family but he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. In addition, Ray looked forward to watching car racing and American Pickers. He was also known for his gardening skills and he regularly shared his surplus of vegetables with his family, friends, and neighbors.
Elizabeth Ann Myers, "Ann", age 66 of Elkton, MD ended her 15 year battle with cancer on June 12, 2017. She was born on September 27, 1950 in Elkton, MD to the late Mitchell Poore and Elizabeth S. (Reed) Poore.
Ann graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1968. She was enjoying the retired life after working as an office worker in a medical office. In her spare time, she enjoyed working out in her yard, playing Sudoku and Bingo, and loved watching reality television and all of the soap operas.
James Edward Powell, Jr. (Jim), 73 of Rising Sun, Maryland died at home on June 6, 2017.
Jim was born August 19, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas where his father was stationed during WWII. The majority of childhood was spent in Milledgeville, Georgia with his parents, the late James E. Powell, Sr. and the late Georgina (Rabb) Powell and sister. Childhood was enhanced by playing the trombone, acting as drum major of the marching band and scouting activities (achieving the rank of Eagle Scout). He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1961.
University days were spent at Rice University in Houston,Texas earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. Further study continued at MIT (Cambridge, MA) where he was awarded a PhD in the field of organic chemistry in 1969.