Mary Louise Cunningham of Havre de Grace, formerly of Port Deposit, died at home Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was 93.
Born October 16, 1924 in Port Deposit,, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Novella Rinaldi.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of Good Shepherd Parish of Perryville, having attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Mrs. Cunningham pursued different careers after attending Tome School in Port Deposit. She ultimately found her niche for working with the public employed for years at Winchester’s Restaurant in Port Deposit. She was co-owner of Port Variety Store with her husband, Donald, to operating an expanded business with her son, Frank and wife for almost 20 years. Two different locations known as Old Port Inn and Cunningham’s.
Irene F. Cleaver of North East died Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was 73.
A lifelong resident of North East, she was born on October 28, 1944, the daughter of the late Ira Graham and Annie (Kline) Boulden.
Prior to her retirement, Irene worked for the State Highway Administration.
She was a long time and very active member of the North East Church of the Nazarene.
Andrew Wayne Brown of Port Deposit died Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was 46.
Born July 11, 1971 in Columbia, he was the son of Charles and Nubia Brown.
Mr. Brown was a self-employed sales representative under contract with the Myers Tire Supply Company.
He coached wrestling for the Rising Sun Junior League and the Perryville High School.
Richard Michel “Mike” LeBrun, Sr., 85, of Colora, Maryland, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 in his home surrounded by family, after a brief illness.
Born July 26, 1932 in Port Deposit, Maryland, he grew up in Port Deposit, attended the Tome School, Archmere Academy and St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
He worked briefly at Cecil National Bank in Port Deposit, then served in the United States Army, married the love of his life, Blanche Jones, then returned to work at Cecil National Bank, where he worked for 30 years, eventually rising to the position of Bank President.
Mike was active in Good Shepherd Parish and the Boy Scouts of America as a Life Scout, a life member of the Order of the Arrow, and Scoutmaster of Hopewell Troop 143. He enjoyed time spent with his large family.
October 22, 2017 marked the passing of a remarkable and inspirational women, Kathryn (Kitty) Summerill Ward, who died in her sleep at Broadmead in Cockeysville, Maryland.
The daughter of Joseph John Summerill Jr. and Marguerite Star Summerill, she was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on April 3, 1922.
During her long life, Kitty was surrounded by the devoted love of her children Marguerite Ward Haywood, Richard Hamilton Ward, Kathryn Juliette Ward, Herbert Henry Ward IV, and Joseph Summerill Ward, as well as daughter-in-law’s Amy Machin-Ward, Mary Sanphilipo Ward, and Donna Tamayo. Also, precious to her were Grandchildren Kathryn Haywood Gunputrao, Charlotte Haywood Worden, Sean Michael Ward, Alessandra Starr Ward, Kathleen Rose Ward, Sam Frederick Ward and Beck Machin Ward. She also has two great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her husband of 69 years Captain Herbert Hamilton Ward III (US Navy Ret.) cherished daughter Marguerite Ward Haywood and beloved brother Joseph John Summerill III.
Jeffrey Lynn Collins, Sr., 31 of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 23, 2017.
He was born in Elkton, MD, on April 12, 1986. He worked as a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife: Nicole E. (Girard) Collins; 4 children: Jeffrey L. Collins, Jr., Gunnar Raymond Collins, Kaleigh Michelle Collins and Addison Nichole Collins; his father: Joseph L. Collins (Vickie); his mother: Deodorah (Hollada) Sluder (Tom); 4 siblings: Ryan Douglas Collins, Andrew Robert Collins, Cara Chantel Collins and Jared Dalton Collins; and his paternal grandparents: Robert and Betty Collins.
Patty L. Peterson, 51 of Elkton, MD, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at home surrounded by her beloved family.
Born in Salem, NJ, on March 22, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Julie (Stanley) Small.
Patty was one heck of a mother. There will never be another like her. She had a heart of gold and was devoted to her family. Her grandchildren were her life and she loved them all unconditionally. She will live on forever in our hearts. “My heart is your heart and your heart is mine.”
Roland Chester Russell, Jr. “Butch”, 69 of Perryville, MD passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
Born in Elkton, MD, on January 4, 1948, he was the son of the late Roland Chester Russell, Sr. and Iva (Bertell) Russell.
He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Prior to his retirement, Butch worked as a carpenter for Schultz Mobile Homes, Elkton, MD.
He enjoyed woodworking and music. He also enjoyed relaxing on the beach of the North East River. He loved his family dearly and took great joy in watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.
Willard G. Bryan, Jr., 76 of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Willard was born in Elkton, on July 30, 1941, the son of the late Willard G. Bryan, Sr. and Dorothy (Robinson) Bryan.
Mr. Bryan served his country proudly in the U.S. Army as a member of the 2nd Armored Division “B” Battery 1st HOW BN - 78th Artillery. He was also a long time member of the Army Reserves. He retired from GM in 1991.
One of his great enjoyments was to be out on his riding mower cutting his grass.
He also enjoyed seeing and spending time with all of his grand and great grandchildren as well as enjoyed watching them participate in their favorite sports. Joshua, Chris, Bryan, Berek, Jason, Jared in football and Kelsey and Jess playing softball. He was also a big fan of and enjoyed watching the Ravens and the Orioles.
Harold E. Marshall, 70 of Elkton, MD, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home.
Born in Baisden, WV, on December 4, 1946, he was the son of the late John and Okie (Murphy) Marshall.
He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Marshall worked as a surveyor in road construction for over 25 years.
He enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife: Patricia L. Marshall; his siblings: Genetta Sturgill of Elkton, MD, Donna Gargiulo of North East, MD, Ricky Marshall; and a special niece: Sandy Hammond.