Colonel Clarence D. Bell, Jr. Esquire passed away on December 28, 2015.
Born on April 17, 1941 in New Orleans, he was raised in Upland, PA. “Butch”, as he was known, graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1963 and obtained his J.D. from Temple Law School. Butch served two tours in Vietnam, earning the Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” device, the Air Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Butch continued to serve his country honorably, ultimately attaining the rank of Colonel in the United States Army Reserves.
Colonel Bell was a member of VFW Post #845 in Downingtown, PA and the American Legion Post #194 in Rising Sun, MD. For many years, he was involved with the Oxford Golden Bears and the Oxford Little League as a coach. He will be remembered for many things, but most of all for being a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Darlene J. Speed, 74, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her home. Born December 17, 1941 in Charleston, WV, Darlene was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Isabelle (Jarrell) Brown.
Darlene was employed as a seamstress at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. She was a volunteer for the Northern Chesapeake Hospice and was recognized by them as a dedicated volunteer. Previously she was employed at JCPenney in the custom drapery department. She loved playing bingo, doing word searches and was known for having a kind and generous heart.
David Marshall Allison, 67 of Elkton, MD, died Monday, December 28, 2015 in the Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, MD.
He was born in Leesburg, VA, on June 16, 1948.
Mr. Allison served in the U.S. Navy. He was a welder for Atlantic Tank.
He loved softball, camping, fishing, bicycling, reading and taking adventures.
Survivors include two daughters: Kimberly Reddish of Salisbury, MD and Eva Marie Sell of Rising Sun, MD; his grandchildren: Dylan, Rowan, Emilee, Courtney, Madison and Alivia; two sisters: Susan DiSabatino of Fallston, MD, Marion Allison Roberts of Chadham, VA; and his father: James Rowles of Milton, DE.
James M. "Mike" Abrams passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at home.
Born on September 10, 1927, he was the son of James Cameron and Margaret Guiberson Abrams-Perry. He was a brother to Virginia L. Sincich and Wilmer Tuck Abrams.
In the 1940’s, Mike played center field for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics until sidelined by an injury. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the founder of Abrams Service Station which first opened for business on April 8, 1948.
Joan Elizabeth Kepler of North East died Thursday, December 24, 2015 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. She was 81.
Born in Chester, Pa. on August 3, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Joseph and Anna Pasco.
She retired as a CAN and enjoyed gardening, reading, entering sweepstakes, day trips with the North East and Elkton Senior Citizens, classical music, photography and being an "armchair detective”. She especially enjoyed her time with her children and grandchildren.
Gerald Allen Sakers of North East died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton. He was 73.
Born in Pa., on October 14, 1942, he was the son of the late Norman Winfield and Edna Mae (Brown) Sakers.
Mr. Sakers served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army.
He retired from Scott Paper after 35 years as a paper mill engineer.
He was a gifted woodworker who spent many hours building beautiful projects. His love showed through every masterpiece he created and passed onto his children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Ruth C. Delp of Rising Sun died Monday, December 21, 2015, at Calvert Manor Health Care Center. She was 79.
She was born on July 3, 1936 in Havre de Grace, daughter of the late Norval Millard and Olive Virginia Garvin Coale.
Mrs. Delp worked at H.E. Shallcross & Sons before going to work at the Sun Pharmacy where she served for 20-plus years.
She was involved in many community organizations and activities, including Girl Scouts of America, Rising Sun Little League, where she was one of the coaches of the first girls that were allowed to play. She also was a member of International Order of Jobs Daughters, and the Order of Eastern Star, Darlington Chapter #105.
In her spare time, she enjoyed playing golf at Chantilly Manor, where she held the distinction of being club champion for several years.
A woman of great faith, Mrs. Delp was a longtime member of Janes United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served on various committees. She loved music and singing, and she was known to put a smile on the face of all who met her.
Amy Elizabeth Scarbrough of Elkton died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. She was 26.
She was born in Havre de Grace on August 28, 1989.
Miss Scarbrough was a waitress.
She was a member of Narcotics Anonymous.
She enjoyed sewing, making homemade blankets, drawing, swimming, the beach and sports, especially football. What she enjoyed the most was her family and the time they spent together.
Sharon Ann Notarcola of Perryville died Friday, December 18, 2015 in the University of Maryland Hospital of Baltimore. She was 58.
Born July 31, 1957 in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie Perkins Edwards.
Trinitee Faith Keyes was born and died Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
She is survived by her parents, Greg Keyes and Danielle Horton of Elkton; four brothers, Ryan, Christian, Dylan and Tylan; one sister, Genesis; and many other loving family members.
Graveside services were held on Monday, December 21, 2015 in North East Methodist Cemetery.