Roger “Pete” Smythe, 79 of North East, MD, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at home.
Born in Greenhurst, MD, on July 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Wilmer Grey and the late Belle Virginia (Honaker) Smythe. .
Pete retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground where he worked in the Boiler Plant. He previously worked at Perry Point VA Medical Center as a Nursing Assistant.
Thomas G. Urban, of Charlestown, died October 27, 2014, at Union Hospital in Elkton. He was 59.
Mr. Urban was born in Baltimore, son of the late Charles and Bernardette Urban.
He graduated from Bel Air High School and retired from Cecil County Water and Wastewater Division. An avid waterman "Crabber Tom" enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and restoring vintage vehicles with his son, Jeremy and spending time at Tuckahoe Beach in Bethany with his wife Paulette.
James Franklin Fitzgerald, 81 of Elkton, MD, died Monday, October 27, 2014 at home.
Born in Spottswood, VA, on November 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Leonard Wilson and the late Jessie Rowan (Helmick) Fitzgerald.
Mr. Fitzgerald was a 1951 graduate of Spottswood High School.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as a lineman for IBEW – Local 70, Washington, DC. He then worked as a truck driver retiring from Malone Freight Line.
Thomas Hatch Smith, 91 years old, of Perryville, MD, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his residence. Born August 6, 1923 in Athol, MA, he was the son of the late Seymour and Esther Hatch Smith.
Richard Darney of Conowingo died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Union Hospital. He was 75.
Born March 12, 1939, in Vestaburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Rose Darney.
Mr. Darney retired from Aberdeen Proving Grounds after being a transportation operator for the U.S. Government motor pool. He also retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service.
Mr. Darney was a Steelers fan and enjoyed watching the games and spending time with his family.
Chester Willis, of Oxford, PA passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was 87.
He was the husband of Colean Brewer Willis.
Born on a farm in Lincoln University, he was the son of the late Millard Willis and Mamie Johnson Willis Pate.
He was pastor of the Bible Church of Jesus Christ, Elkton.
Chester farmed in Southern Chester County for many years. He retired from Modern Mushroom in West Grove, PA as the maintenance supervisor. He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking and the scent of freshly plowed soil and cut hay.
Lacey Marie Engleberth, 21 of North East, MD, died suddenly Sunday, October 19, 2014.
She was born in Havre de Grace, MD, on November 28, 1992.
Lacey was a Beautician. She enjoyed interior decorating, fashion, music and spending time with her baby brother, Ryan.
She is lovingly survived by her mother: Teresa Day Engleberth of Port Deposit, MD; grandparents: Ralph and Brenda Sue Day of Port Deposit, MD; 2 brothers: Richard Allen Engleberth, Jr. of Chesapeake City, MD, Ryan Matthew Engleberth of Port Deposit, MD; and her aunt: Lisa Marie Whaley of North East, MD.
Emily L. Given, 90, of Conowingo, MD, formerly a lifetime member of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014.
Born April 13, 1924 in Wilmington, DE, Emily was the daughter of the late Robert and Marian Given.
Emily was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD, where she was the treasurer of the Sunday school and also a member of the Choir and Women’s Society. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge where she held many offices. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the Eastern Shore Thresherman Association. Emily greatly enjoyed swimming and did so actively as a member of the YMCA in Elkton, MD.
Mr. Paul Stewart McIlwain of Rising Sun died Saturday, October 18, 2014. He was 56.
Mr. McIlwain was born on June 3, 1958 in Wilmington, Del., the son of the late James and Florence McIlwain of New Castle, Del.
He attended college for music and was a self-taught chef.
Since 2001, Mr. McIlwain worked as the Music Teacher for Good Shepherd Catholic School of Perryville. He also served as the Music Director for the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church of Colora.
As an accomplished church organist, Mr. McIlwain was sought after to perform on weekly basis and at holiday services. He received multiple honors and awards as an individual bagpiper and as a member of the Ogilvy Highlanders and Delmar and District Pipe Band.