Isabelle Clark Lynch of North East died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was 91.
Born in Oxford, Pa. on November 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Esther Clark Lynch.
Miss Lynch graduated from North East High School and Salisbury State Teacher’s College.
She was retired from the DuPont Company. She devoted her life to public service and was honored with the Citizen of the Year and the Women’s Trailblazer Awards.
Miss Lynch was active in the Democratic Party serving on the county and state Democratic Central Committee and was a Maryland presidential elector in 1980.
Helen Josephine Brasefield, of North East, formerly of Easton, Pa., died July 23, 2016. She was 101.
She was born on April 24, 1915, on her great-uncle’s farm in Auburn, Ohio, daughter of the late John E. and the late Alice O. (Forsha’) Kent.
Mrs. Brasefield graduated from Aurora High School, Ohio, in 1933 and was married August 11, 1938 to James S. Brasefield. For 11 years, she and her husband operated their store, “Jim & Jo’s Hardware” in Seipsville, Pa. Later she was employed by Keystone Foods in Easton, Pa., for 10 years.
Dale Arthur Haywood, Sr. of Colora died at home Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was 74.
He was born January 19, 1942 in Traverse City, Michigan to the late George E. and Wanetta J. Haywood.
Mr. Haywood married his wife of 50 years, Sally Ann (Putnam) on August 5, 1965 in Bel Air.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 in 1959. He completed three tours in Vietnam, one in Korea and two in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a decorated Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) and was bestowed many medals including a Bronze Star.
Jerrold Wayne "Jerry" Butcher of Aiken, S.C., died Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was 72.
Mr. Butcher was born in Marlton, W.Va., and lived in Colora before moving to South Carolina. He lived in Aiken for the past seven years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Butcher was a driver for Overnight Transportation until he retired.
Gary Charles Bosley of Rising Sun died at home Monday, July 18, 2016. He was 62.
Born June 2, 1954 in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of Helen Rose Harvey Hines of Edgewood, and the late Joseph Bosley, Jr.
Mr. Bosley was a member of Calvary Chapel of Delta, Delta, Pa,, and STAR Touring and Riding No. 262 of Central Maryland.
He was employed as a scientist by J.M. Huber, Havre de Grace.
Bertha Jackson Sager of Chesapeake City died July 16, 2016. She was 98.
Born on January 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter Avery and Frances (Aument) Jackson.
She was born in Elk Mills, where she went on to attend a one room school house. She then transferred to Elkton High School where she graduated in the class of 1935.
Mrs. Sager then entered the work force holding many jobs throughout her years including the Banking and Trust Company of Elkton, Home Extension Services of Elkton, Bainbridge Naval Training Center, Walter Cooling in the Savings and Loan Association, Cooling’s Hardware Store in Chesapeake City, and as Executive Secretary for the Cecil County Board of Education Superintendent of Schools where she worked for three different Superintendents.
David Marvin Brackins of Rising Sun died Friday, July 8, 2016. He was 71.
Born May 22, 1945 in Bel Air, he was the son of the late Marvin Rowan Brackins and the late Opal Faye (Todd) Brackins.
Mr. Brackins grew up in Harford County. Following his graduation he joined the United States Navy where he served his country proudly.
Roslyn Byus of Elkton, died Thursday, July 7, 2016. She was 65.
Born in Baltimore on March 12, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Pearl (Isaacson) Shaffer.
Mrs. Byus was an administrative assistant for Cecil County Public Library.
Joseph A. Barker, Sr. of Port Deposit died Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Calvert Manor Health Care Center. He was 91.
Born July 24, 1924 in Wolf Run, Va., he was the son of the late Clyde H. and Bertha Godsey Barker.
Mr. Barker was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Port Deposit, MD, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and retired from the former Bainbridge Naval Training Center as supervisor of maintenance in 1975.
Gary Chatham of Conowingo died June 26, 2016. He was 66.
Born on March 2, 1950, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Jeanne (Hann) Chatham.
Mr. Chatham was a carpentry teacher for 32 years at the Cecil County School of Technology, retiring in 2008.
He was also a private pilot and was a member of several flying clubs, in particular, Short Wing Piper Flying Club.
Mr. Chatham greatly enjoyed travelling, horseback riding, gardening, and woodworking.