Bessie D. Wilson, 93 of Rising Sun, MD, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 in the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
Born in Gordonsville, VA, on May 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James and Etta Deavers.
Bessie enjoyed her time with family and enjoyed the outdoors; she especially loved flowers and butterflies.
She was a nurse before her retirement.
Glenna "Lou" Thompson, 90, is finally free from Dementia. On December 23, 2016 she met her Lord and Savior in Heaven and had a most incredible reunion with many family and friends who have passed before her.
Born in Manti, Utah on July 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Tollstrup and Claire (Braithewaite) Tollstrup.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, music, gardening, mowing, traveling, dining out and a nice glass of wine. She loved animals and had many dogs and cats and even a pet raccoon and a pet squirrel. She had a great sense of humor and loved laughing along to her favorite shows; Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and The Golden Girls.
She also very much enjoyed watching music and religious programs with her daughter.
Estel Emmitt Privett, 74 of Elkton, MD, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 from injuries of an auto accident.
Born in Marion, NC, on May 28, 1942, he was the son of the late Troy and Betsy Privett.
Estel, a member of UAW, retired from Chrysler where he worked on the assembly line and in the body shop.
He is survived by his daughter: Stephanie Privett Butcher and son: Randall Privett both of Elkton, MD. Mr. Privett is also survived by his sister: Amanda Hooks.
Loretta May Stigliano, died December 27, 2016, just a few weeks short of her 90th Birthday.
Loretta was born in Perry Point, MD in 1927 to Anthony and Concetta La’Monica, and lived in that state for most of her life, primarily in a big house on the North East River, where she and her husband Nick raised eight children.
She began her training as a nurse in 1943 and was expected to go overseas, but World War II ended just before she received her certificate. Soon after the war she met Nickolas Stigliano, a firefighter and war veteran, and they married in 1950. She began working nights when her first child, Yvonne, was born and remained on the night shift for the remainder of her career, over 50 years.
Nellie Cuellas Hipkins of Port Deposit joined her husband, Reverenf George Hipkins, in death on Tuesday, December 13.
She was 92. She survived him only by three weeks.
Born in Maricao, Puerto Rico, on June 9,1924, the daughter of the late Francisca Casiano Cuellas and Antonio Cuellas. Mrs. Hipkins graduated from the University of Puerto Rice, taught soon there until she moved to Maryville College in Tennessee. Upon completion of her teacher's studies, she taught Spanish at the college until she met her husband and married him.
In 1952, they accepted the call to the Port Deposit and Perryville Presbyterian Churches. She taught at Tome Lower School, then Maywood and Bainbridge schools. Deciding to teach her native language, she moved to Rising Sun High School where she taught Spanish until her retirement in 1988. Many former students still recognized her whenever she went out.
Besides teaching, she sang in the church and community choirs. She was active with women's guild, Homemakers, and the Water Witch Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Cecil County Retired Teachers. She took up quilting in her retirement, and made many beautiful quilts for her family. With her husband and children, she traveled all across the US, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Later years saw the couple traveling the world together.
Warren Anton Knutsen, 74, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Born on January 29, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Trygve Lovdal and Helen Marie (Jensen) Knutsen.
Warren was very passionate about registered Holstein cows and raised them on his farm, in partnership with his brother, Bob, for over 50 years. He also served as the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Co-Op, Director of the Cecil County Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H Leader for many years. Warren was very active with Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
Lee Roy Sturgill, 74 of Elkton, MD, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016.
Born in VA, on May 8, 1942, he was the son of the late Mack and Elizabeth (Dingus) Sturgill.
He retired from General Motors, with over 30 years of service working on the Assembly Line and as a Custodian.
Lee was an avid Ravens and Orioles fan.
Daniel R. Loving Jr, 48, a longtime resident of Garland, ME, passed away suddenly and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 18, 2016.
Born in Elkton, on Oct. 31, 1968, he was raised in North East, graduated from North East High School and Arundel Inst. of Tech., Baltimore. He spent a lot of time at his family’s property in WV. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp Reserves.
Dan was the Operations Manager for Dish Network, Bangor, ME.
A devoted father and husband, Dan enjoying time spent with his daughters. He also enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hunting, four wheeling and snowmobiling. He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church and Garland Fire Department.
Wilbur Ray Rowland, 72 of Elkton, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born in Havre de Grace, MD, on March 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Willard and Ruby (Farmer) Rowland. He served his country proudly during Vietnam in the Army.
Wilbur was an auctioneer and antique dealer. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather.
Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson, age 54, of Scottsdale, AZ, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Elkton. She was born in Elkton, on May 20, 1962 to Mathilde Schuler Seaman and the late John Seaman.
Born and raised in the Elkton area, she was a 1980 graduate of Elkton High School. She attended Salisbury State College where she was on the Women's Swim Team her freshman year. In 1981, Barbara moved to Dallas, TX to attend Bauder Fashion College, earning her associates degree in 1983. It was at this time that she started working as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Her great love of people fit in perfectly with the young airline's corporate culture, and she helped the company grow, serving as they expanded to Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Chicago. She retired after serving almost thirty years.