Fred Joseph “Joe” Isaac, 74 of North East, MD, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born in Rising Sun, MD on November 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Fred Isaac and Elsie V. Isaac of North East, MD.
Joe proudly served in the Army. He worked for Sculli Construction building roads.
He was a member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post 194, Rising Sun, MD. He was an avid gun collector, enjoyed cars, coins, politics and watching the Orioles and Ravens play.
Joseph Elwood Crothers, age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at his residence on August 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD to Elwood Clair Crothers and the late Nellie Belle (McCoy) Crothers.
Joe was a graduate of Rising Sun High School in 1974. During this time, he was employed by Wiley’s Manufacturing in Port Deposit, MD. After graduation, Joe was a heavy hauling specialist operator with Robbins Motor Transportation where he had the privilege of traveling across the country as well as Canada and Mexico. During his travels, Joe made sure to find a Harley Davidson shop in each state where he would purchase a t-shirt. He also collected hats from each state, which he proudly displayed throughout his garage. In his earlier years, Joe began building a collection of Snap-on tools. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, loved classic cars, and his pride and joy was his 1964 Corvette. Joe was a member of Teamsters Union Local of Northern New Jersey.
Dixie Grove, age 92 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born September 22, 1924 in Kimper, KY, Dixie was the daughter of the late Amos May and the late Wanie (Ellis) Allen.
Dixie is survived by her daughter Dorris Jean Webb and her husband, Irvin; two grandchildren: Amos Webb and Josh Webb and his wife, Paula; and seven great grandchildren. Including her parents, Dixie was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kaye Meadows; brother, Donald May; and her sisters: Beatrice Varney and Bessie Samborski.
Judith A. Green, 62 of Elkton, MD, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
A lifelong resident of Elkton, she was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of the late Walter L. "Bill" and Elsie Virginia (Smith) Poff.
Judy worked at North Bay in the food service department. She enjoyed camping, four wheeling, gardening, canning and cooking for family gatherings. Most of all she enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandsons.
Lawrence Earl Gordon, Jr., 89 of North East, MD, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born in Indianapolis, IN, on December 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Lawrence Earl, Sr. and Oral (Kelso) Gordon. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Earl retired from the State of Delaware. He worked as a Counselor Supervisor for Delaware Corrections. His last assignment was in Smyrna.
He enjoyed sailing, painting, orchids and genealogy.
Vicky L. Howell, 50 of Conowingo, MD, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Wilmington, DE.
Born in North Wilkesboro, NC, on February 17, 1967, she was the daughter of the late Luther Cecil and Mary Helen (Sexton) Ashlin.
She enjoyed reading, painting, birdwatching and gardening.
She is survived by her husband: Douglas Howell and two sons: Troy C. Howell (Sarah) of Port Deposit, MD and William K. Howell of Conowingo, MD.
Earl Eugene Combs, Sr., 81 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Laurelwood Care Center, Elkton, MD.
Born in Coal City, WV, on July 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Oscar and Ella (Coalson) Combs.
He retired from Eastern States Construction, as a foreman.
Survived by his wife: Iris Combs; two children Earl E. Combs Jr. of Smyrna, DE, and Brenda Privett of North East, MD; his siblings Duane Combs, Roscoe Combs, Doris Blevins all of North East, MD and Eulla McCoy of Rising Sun, MD; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Pearl Louise Hagedorn of Elkton, MD died peacefully August 6, 2017 at the age of 96.
She is survived by two sons; Ronald L. Biggs, his wife Mae, of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Gary Biggs, his wife Carol, of Chesapeake City, MD; granddaughter, Cindy Foster and her son, Robert, who took special care of her in her later years. Pearl is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and two great-great-great grandchildren
Eleanor Bavington “Miss Ele” Crossan, 94, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her residence, a farm where she had lived her entire life. Born on November 23, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Chester Robert and Lillian Mae Chambers Bavington.
Miss Ele had attended Fair Hill School, graduated from Elkton High School in 1939 and Goldey College in 1941. She worked at Atlas Powder Company and as a Stanley Home Products dealer for 8 years. The next 38 years, she was Secretary at Kenmore Elementary School where she loved all the students and teachers.
On December 28, 1946, she married Clarence Ogden Crossan, Jr. and they had two daughters, she became active in PTA and as a 4-H leader for 28 years. She enjoyed working with people, traveling the world, writing letters and cards, making custards and puddings for those who needed a hug.
Following retirement, Miss Ele spent many years volunteering with the Lions Club, the Elk Creek Preservation Society, Rock Presbyterian Church, Kenmore Homemakers Club, Cecil County Democrat Club, Elkton High School Alumni Association, Women’s Club of Cecil County, Red Hat Society, Maryland 4-H All -Stars, Friends of Cecil County Library, Covered Bridge Theater and Treasurer for Delegate David Rudolph.
In addition to her parents, Miss Ele was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Clarence O. Crossan, Jr., her “Sunny Daddy”, and her aunt, Sara Chambers.
Roni Ann Mitchell, 62 of North East, MD, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on April 5, 1955.
Roni worked as a telemarketer. She was a member of Five Rivers Church, Elkton, MD, wrote poetry and songs, enjoyed gardening and hummingbirds.
She is survived by her loving longtime companion: Larry Wangerow; their daughter: Marjorie Wangerow; her grandchildren: Richard Thomas Fortman, James Wangerow Simms and Haileigh Wangerow-Frady, all of North East, MD; her mother: Myrna (Llewelyn) Mitchell; 3 brothers: Earl, Daryl and John; and 2 sisters: Patty and Vicky.