Nathaniel W. Brady Jr. son of the late Ann (Jones) Brady and Nathaniel W. Brady Sr. passed away on August 28 2018. Nate was married to Marie Walls Brady for 56 years and were high school sweethearts. They resided in Oxford Pa.
Nate graduated from Oxford Area High School class of 1961 where he excelled in Business, played saxophone in the school band and participated in sports. He went to Goldey-Beacom College.
In 1963, Nate worked at Chrysler Corp in Newark De. He worked as an assembler, security officer, member of the U.A.W. and United Plant Guards serving as financial secretary and shop steward. He retired in May 1999. He worked at Moccasin Run Golf Course as a ranger until June 2018.
Nate was an award winning golfer and bowler. He was a member of the Birdie Club. He was club champion 2 years and served as financial secretary.
It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Hazel Manning (Briscoe) announces her passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.
Jean was the middle child of five born on July 8, 1953 to the late Louella Chris Ann Briscoe. She was a lifelong resident of North East, MD and grew up attending St Marks AUMP Church in Elk Neck, MD. She accepted Christ into her life at an early age.
Jean retired from the Perry Point VA Medical Center with over 30 years of service in the food service department. She enjoyed doing word search and jigsaw puzzles, spending time at the Senior Center in Elkton, reading the Bible, cooking, going to North East Park and spending time with her family. She loved every holiday but Christmas was her favorite. She was known for singlehandedly cooking both Christmas breakfast and dinner for her entire family and friends.
Jean was also an avid sports fan. She liked all sports but her favorite sport was basketball. She could often be found watching the game on the NBA channel or watching reruns of the playoffs during the off season. She never missed a Golden State Warriors game.
William “Bill” Longacre Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018.
Born on June 21, 1932 in Calvert, MD, he was the son of the late Norman Job and Rosa (Longacre) Fell.
Bill graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree. He played varsity soccer and was also a member of the ROTC program, leading him to become a personnel officer for the US Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he returned home to his family farm, established in 1888, to continue running all farm operations. Bill’s most cherished moments were spent with his family.
Roberta Lynn Copenhaver, 61 yrs, of Elkton, MD, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at home. Born July 4, 1957 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Anna Burton Baird.
Roberta was employed as a Sales Associate by Walmart of Elkton, MD. She was also a waitress for 30 years at the T/A Truck Stop in Elkton. She is a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1975.
Roberta is survived by her husband of 35 years, Steven Copenhaver of Elkton, MD; sons, Joshua McGinnis of Aberdeen, MD, and Joseph McGinnis of Clayton, DE; step-sons, Steven Copenhaver II, Phillip M. Copenhaver, Jacob J. Copenhaver, Adam A. Coperhaver; one grandson, Noah McGinnis; twelve step-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Baird; and twin sister, Ruth Cooper.
Chester Robert Patchell (Ches), 85 of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018.
A lifelong resident of North East, he was born on August 8, 1933, the son of the late William Thomas and the Mary (Nickle) Patchell.
A proud veteran of the Korean War, Ches served in the U.S. Navy until 1955. He then worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground retiring after 38 years of service.
Ches was a gentle man with a good sense of humor who loved his family. He loved bowling, golf, all sports and managed Little League Teams for quite a few years. He and his wife enjoyed bingo, cards, croquet and loved his trips to Las Vegas.
A longtime member of Hart’s UM Church, Elk Neck Ches loved being a part of all their activities, the Peach Festival, making Easter Eggs and just enjoying their great fellowship.
John Thomas Moran, Jr. of North East died in a construction accident on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was 27.
He was born in Milford, Conn. on March 22, 1991.
He was a crane operator with the I.U.O.E. Local 37 Operating Engineers.
Mr. Moran had a contagious smile and lit up every room he walked in. He was a loving son and brother. He walked the earth with a strut and loved fishing, boating, BBQs, roller coasters, hot sauces, Universal Studios, his New England Patriots, and most importantly, he loved life.
James David Crockett of North East, died Friday, August 24, 2018, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. He was 52.
He was born in Havre de Grace on September 30, 1965.
Mr. Crockett served his country proudly in the U.S. Army – 101st Airborne Division. After his service, he worked as a concrete finisher.
He enjoyed fishing, tattoos and was an accomplished artist.
Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1943 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Francis Guy McGrady and Lida (Ewing) McGrady.
Harvey graduated from West Nottingham Academy. A hard worker, he was a self-employed farmer and rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for 28 years. Harvey was a long-time member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. A true farmer at heart, he loved showing off his collection of John Deere toy tractors to visitors. In his retirement, Harvey enjoyed going to weekly sales at Gibney’s. He loved watching baseball, especially his favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles. Harvey also was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens. His greatest joy was in spending time with his family. Harvey and his wife, Susan spent a great deal of time at the Rising Sun Little League Diamond where they supported and cheered on their sons. He will be remembered for his contagious and to the heart laugh and chanting, “Home Run Time!” when his boys were up to bat.
John Littleton “Tommy” Thomas, Jr died peacefully following a brief hospitalization at Kaiser Medical Center in Baldwin Park, CA on July, 4, 2018 at the age of 70.
John is survived by his wife Laura Whatley Thomas and his son, Jonathan Wesley Thomas and daughter, Samantha Erin Thomas. His siblings are Ernest Lynn Thomas and Denise Nieweg Thomas Rash of Rising Sun and Susan Jane Thomas Johnson of Elkin, North Carolina.
John was born to John Littlrton Thomas, Sr and Beatrice Ellen Nieweg Thomas on October 5, 1947, his father’s birthday, in Salisbury, Maryland. He graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1965 and went on to earn his engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1969.
Donna Jean Robertson, 75, of Montgomery, AL and formerly of Conowingo, MD, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. Donna was born on July 2, 1943, daughter of the late Hayford Rakes Robertson and Anna Elizabeth Robertson.
Donna retired from her position with the City of Clearwater, FL and moved to Montgomery, AL to join her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. She enjoyed being involved with her grandchildren’s activities, reading, and writing. Donna researched the family genealogy and published a book, Tombstone Inscriptions of Cecil County, Maryland (1995).