“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries


Kenneth Glenn Whitby
October 11, 1975 – September 5, 2020
Kenneth Glenn Whitby passed away on September 5th, 2020 at University of Maryland
Shore Medical Center in Chestertown, MD. He was 44.
Kenneth was born on October 11th, 1975 in Easton, MD. He was the son of Kenneth
Lee and Cathy Carson Whitby. HE graduated from QACHS, Class of 1993 as a certified
welder. However, his true passion was as a heavy equipment operator. He worked as a
heavy equipment operator for several construction companies for most of his life.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth & Cathy Whitby, he is survived by his grandmother
Betty Carson of Queenstown; great aunts Marie Brown of New Paris, PA and Dorothy
Crissman of Fishertown, PA; great uncle Bobby and great aunt Genevieve Norris; and
aunt Carol Carson; along with numerous cousins. He is also survived by Leroy Jethro
and Ellee Mae.
He was predeceased by his grandfather H. Glenn Carson; step grandfather Chester
Anderson; grandfather Ernest L. Whitby; grandmother Mary Sparks Whitby; and uncle
Kenneth Lee Carson, Sr.
Carolyn Eberhard Bright
September 21, 1937 – September 5, 2020
Carolyn Eberhard Bright of Denton, MD, passed away peacefully on September 5,
2020. She was 82.
Born in Easton, MD on September 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Frederick
Herman Eberhard and Margaret Elizabeth Jackson Eberhard. On December 26, 1959,
she married James “Ben” Bright, Jr. and the couple made their home in Easton. Mrs.
Bright worked as a Keyboarder for Waverly Press for over 30 years. Mrs. Bright served
as a Girl Scout Leader, and Mr. and Mrs. Bright enjoyed traveling and camping. Mr.
Bright preceded her in death on January 15, 1986.
She is survived by her children, Inez Bright of Preston, MD and James “Jim” B. Bright,
III of Grand Forks, ND; a sister, Lorraine Granshaw of Walnut Cove, NC; five
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Edward McNicholas
March 13, 1931 – September 6, 2020
Edward Owen “Bud” McNicholas, died on September 6, 2020. He was born on March
13, 1931. He was 89 years old. He was married to Anne Marie Harman for 54 years.
The met on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. His wife died in 2007.
After Anne Marie's death, Bud had a lovely companionship with Pat Kaestner for many
years. He also spent many happy years with his friend Judy Madol. Judy not only
shared his company, but Judy and Bud spent every Sunday together.
He is survived by his brother James McNicholas. His brother Richard McNicholas is
deceased. His children are -Jeanne McNicholas Stringer (married to Gavin Stringer), -
Patrick John McNicholas, Thomas James McNicholas (married to Mary McNicholas), -
Timothy William (married to Basia McNicholas), and Nancy McNicholas Gosnell. He had
ten grandchildren, Lacy Pica Nugent (married to Tony Nugent), Hollis Pica, Wyatt
Gosnell, Laila Gosnell, Kaitlyn McNicholas, Owen McNicholas, and Ania McNicholas,
Ania McNicholas, Gavin Stringer Jr., Courtney Struthers-Kennedy, and Patrick Stringer.

He is also survived by two great granddaughters, Antoinette Maria Nugent, Lucille
McNicholas Nugent, and a grandson on the way in December.
Bud McNicholas served in the United States Navy as a pilot in 1954 and trained and
flew Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter jets. He provided strategic depth and delivered
operational capabilities to the Navy when the United States was at war with Korea.
He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952 with a degree in civil engineering.
Bud McNicholas was a gifted athlete. He played on two national championship teams at
Johns Hopkins. He was an All-American and was named to the All-Time Hopkins Team.
He represented Hopkins in the North South All Star Game and was the recipient of the
Sidney C. Erlanger Award (Outstanding Senior) in his senior year at Johns Hopkins.
After graduating from Hopkins, Bud played for the Mount Washington Club. He was
named Most Outstanding Player in club lacrosse. At that time there were no
professional teams. The award is the equivalent of the best post-college lacrosse player
in the country. Bud coached all his sons in youth lacrosse. His son Tommy was an All-
American at Bowling Green University.
Bud McNicholas raised his family while working for Robert and Donald Tate, two
Hopkins’ classmates. He worked all his life for Tate Engineering where he worked his
way up to President and CEO.
He was a devout Catholic and never missed a Sunday Mass or on Catholic holy days.
He was a parishioner at Cathedral of Mary Our of Queen in Baltimore until he moved to
the Eastern Shore where he worshipped at St. Peter and Paul.
He loved his Irish heritage. His parents were both 100% Irish. His daughter Jeanne
remembers trying to go to Maryvale Prep when she was young without wearing green
and he insisted that I march right back upstairs again and find something green to wear.
Peter Anthony Stasi
December 8, 1948 – September 6, 2020
Peter Anthony Stasi died on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Easton Maryland. He was
71 years old.
Born on December 8, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of Anthony and Thelma
Stasi, and is survived by brother Richard Stasi, and sisters Gina Browne and Diana
Peter was married for 52 years to Sandra A. Stasi (Libardi) and is also survived by son
Anthony and daughter-in-law Pamela. Peter and Sandra lived in Queens, New York
until 2004, and then made their home in Easton Maryland. Peter was a career
carpenter, sports fan, avid golfer, fisherman, patriot, regular attendee of Delmarva
Shorebirds baseball games, and had bowled a perfect game as recognized by the
United States Bowling Congress (USBC).
Mr. James Everett Stevens
August 22, 1938 – September 6, 2020
James Everett Stevens “Sniper” died on September 6, 2020 at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. He was 82.
Sniper was born on August 22, 1938 in Easton, MD, he was the son of the late Everett
Stevens and Mildred Harding Stevens. He retired in Warren, Michigan and spent his
final days back home in Easton, MD.

Sniper proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955-1985. After serving
in the Corps, he worked as a Postal Carrier in Sterling Heights, Michigan until he retired.
Sniper was a devout member and supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam
Veterans of America, and the American Legion. His life’s passions were his family, his
motorcycle, and the Easton VFW slot machines.
He is survived by his children: Eric J. Stevens (AJ), Stephen M. Stevens (AnnMarie),
Tammy Landis (Don), and Vicky Stevens; his sisters, Janice Stevens and Nina Oberg; 9
grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Stevens; his son, Christopher E. Stevens; and his
granddaughter, Maegan Snedden.
Mrs. Dorothy A. Quigley
October 5, 1924 – September 7, 2020
Dorothy A. Holden Quigley passed away on September 7, 2020 at Stella Mara Hospice
in Towson. She was 95 years old.
She was born in Easton on October 5, 1924, the daughter of the late Merritt L. Holden
and Mildred D. Beecher Holden, both of Easton.
Dorothy graduated from Easton High School Class of 1939. She moved to Towson and
lived there for 76 years and was a member of the Towson Methodist Church.
Mrs. Quigley is survived by her children; Patricia Kerrick (Bernard), Kathleen Grace
(Tom Kulig), Sharon Bowman (Tim) and Randy Taylor, six grandchildren, twelve great
grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her son, Michael Quigley.
Charles Parker Jacquette
July 24, 1957 – September 11, 2020
Charles “Chucky” Parker Jacquette of Rock Hall, Maryland died on September 11, 2020
at Peak Health Care, Denton, MD. He was 63.
He was born in Chestertown, MD on July 24, 1957 the son of the late Richard S.
Jacquette, Sr. and Doris C. Coleman. A graduate of Kent County High School he served
in the U.S. Navy and received a medical discharge.
Chucky drove a truck for Gillespie and Sons, was a deckhand on a tugboat, and did
some electrical work. He had a kind heart and was known by his family as the
“mountain man.”
He is survived by his children: Charles R. Jacquette, Jessica Jacquette, Sabrina
Patterson, and Wayne Patterson. He is also survived by his grandchildren and siblings.
Mrs. Carol Mae Crawford
November 3, 1942 – September 12, 2020
Carol Mae Crawford of Centreville, Maryland died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at
University of Maryland Medical Center in Easton. She was 77. Born in Washington D.C.
on November 3, 1942, she was the daughter of the late George and Ada Beckwith
Carol graduated from Bladensburg High School and then married the love of her life
Daniel Crawford. Her greatest joy was being a homemaker for her 3 children. She was
always active in her children's school activities. She held many interesting jobs,

eventually retiring from the State of Md. Her favorite thing in life was spending time with
her family. She was happiest when all her children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren were with her. She loved the beach and swimming in the pool. She loved
to travel with her husband. Her favorite trip was to Hawaii, travelling with dear friends.
She was an avid reader and loved to play cards and games. Carol enjoyed snow in the
winter , Christmas Time and crabs on a warm summer day. She was a loving wife,
wonderful mother and a caring grandmother and great grandmother. If you asked her
what her greatest accomplishments in life were and she would say “putting all 3 of my
children through college” She was a proud Mom.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Daniel Crawford of Centreville, MD;
children, Daneille Wilson (Don) of Centreville, MD, Deena Settineri (Tony) of Pasadena,
MD, and Daniel Crawford, Jr. of Centreville, MD; Eight grandchildren, Evan Wilson
(Kate), Benjamin Wilson, Cassidy Wilson, Baylee Wilson, Justin Crawford, Bethany
Crawford, Jessica Settineri and Nathaniel Settineri; three great grandchildren, Ellie and
Everett Wilson and Amir Jones; siblings, George Robey (Martha), Brenda McCrae, and
Tony Robey (Lynn); sister in law, Betty Boston; In addition to her parents she was
preceded in death by her brother William Robey (Kathy) and daughter-in-law Susan
Mrs. Clara Marie Chance
April 12, 1927 – September 11, 2020
Clara Marie Chance, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 in
She was born on April 12, 1927 in Preston, MD, the daughter of the late James Roy
Lane and Maude M. Butler Lane. She attended Easton High School and began working
at Dupont.
On April 4, 1946 she married Earl F. Chance, Sr. and they made their home in
Leehaven. Once married, she remained home to care for her family. Later, she began
working at the Celeste Exports Corporation, working there for a total of ten years. She
spent the majority of her working career with Allen Foods, where she retired in 1989.
Her husband Earl, predeceased her, after 58 years of marriage, in 2004.
Mrs. Chance was a member of the Talbot Senior Center. She enjoyed line dancing,
reading, flowers, gardening, and playing cards.
Mrs. Chance is survived by three children; Earl Francis Chance, Carl Lee Chance and
Tina Marie Chance; her sister, Ruth Rice; eight grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Earl, she was predeceased by her son, Clarence Daniel
Chance; siblings: Frances Butler, Donald Lane, Roger Lane, Lee Lane, Ralph Lane,
Alvin Lane, Betty Williamson, Harold Lane, and David Lane; two grandchildren,
Clarence Danny Chance and Rachel M. Chance; and great-great granddaughter,
Amelia Claire Ruijne.
Mr. Robert M. Cook Jr.
August 28, 1940 – September 14, 2020
Robert (Capt. Rob) Cook, age 80 of Royal Oak, Maryland passed away quietly on
Monday, September 14, 2020.

Born in Baltimore, MD in August 1940, the son of the late Robert M. Cook, Sr. and
Elizabeth M. (nee Smith), Rob was raised in Towson, MD and graduated from Towson
Catholic High School in 1958. He later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola
College, MD in 1962.
After graduation, he joined the Maryland National Guard 110th Field Artillery
headquartered at the Pikesville Armory, Baltimore for thirteen years. He retired with the
rank of Captain and the honor of being inducted into the Society of St. Barbara.
Initially employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland, he joined in the operation of
his father’s business, Appel & Cook, Inc., in Towson, MD. Rob was later the president of
Appel & Cook until its sale in 2000.
When retirement lacked the fun he sought, Rob obtained his professional boat
(Operator’s 6-Pk) license from the U.S. Coast Guard in the spring of 2000. This license
was later upgraded to USCG Master’s License with a sailing endorsement. He was
employed as a part-time boat captain of the MV Patriot, anchored in St. Michaels, MD,
and served as a “house captain’” for Clarks Landing in Chester, MD. He was recognized
as a gifted captain, and an excellent instructor for new boat owners. For a short time, he
taught sailing at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Rob was raised Catholic and had a strong affiliation to his church. After marriage in
1982, to the former Carol Ann DeMoss, he became active as a coordinator for student
confirmation training at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Parkville, MD. Rob’s
community involvement included membership on the board of Loch Raven Village HOA,
with election as president for the 1400 homes.
Rob and Carol relocated to Royal Oak, MD in 2001. Rob volunteered in the Religious
Ed Office of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, with special interest in the RCIA program. He
was an Eucharistic Minister at St. Michaels Mission Church.
Rob was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Alwyn Roberts and
Leonard W. DeMoss, Jr. Rob is survived by his wife, his sister Linda Roberts and her
children, Rob’s daughter, Jennifer (Andre) Hawkins and her children, Carynne and
Nathan Hawkins, of Milford, OH, and his son, Stephen D. (Jessica) Cook and two step-
Linda Carolyn Sappington
February 5, 1949 – September 14, 2020
Linda (Lynn) Carolyn Sappington age 71, of Whitehall Beach, Annapolis, Maryland
passed away peacefully September 14, 2020 after a lengthy 16-year illness with
Parkinson’s Disease.
Born February 5, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Rev.
Leonard Carl Woolridge and Mildred Franklin Pope. Lynn’s family relocated to Miami,
Florida where her father was a Baptist Pastor. Lynn graduated from Kindergarten in a
cap and gown at the Miami Shores School, Miami. Florida. She attended Miami Shores
School up through the 3rd grade. The Baptist Ministry transferred her family to Dover,
Florida where she attended Turkey Creek High School in Plant City, Florida. During high
school summer break, her class would travel to Connecticut to cut tobacco and hang it
in tobacco barns to dry.
After graduation, Lynn worked for the Naval Department in Washington, DC and the
David Taylor Naval Research Center, Annapolis, Maryland. Lynn worked as an

Administrative Assistant for Regional Manager for Home Interiors and gifts for 10 years
in Annapolis and Chester, Maryland. Lynn also worked for the RJ Cline & Co. CPA,
Pasadena, Maryland as an Administrative Secretary.
Lynn was a member of the College Parkway Baptist Church in Arnold, Maryland. She
enjoyed attending and singing in the choir of the Cape St. Claire Methodist Church in
Cape St. Claire, Annapolis, Maryland.
Lynn was the chairman of the Community Sympathy & Condolences committee for the
Whitehall Beach Community Association for 21 years.
Lynn was a social butterfly and enjoyed making friends with anyone that she met at
home and when traveling. Lynn was loved by her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed
traveling to Russia, Europe, Mexico, and Canada and across the United States. She
was a planner of many surprise celebrations for her husband, Glenn.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Glenn F. Sappington after being married 30 wonderful
years and her daughter, Michelle L. (Gerhold) Rush (Shawn), Panama City Beach,
Florida; stepdaughter Debby T. (Sappington) Cramer (Joe) Centreville, Maryland and
Patricia (Tricia (Joey) ) L. (Sappington) Hilliard (Lawrence) Clearwater, Florida and
Grandaughter Jessica R. (Rush) Zapata (Alexander) Ft. Worth, Texas; Step
Granddaughter, Amanda DuClos, Rock Hall, Maryland; Step Grandsons Noah Cramer
and Jesse Cramer both of Centreville, Md. and her “Adopted” daughter Gayle Johnson,
Berlington, Washington State.
Lynn was predeceased by her son Martin Christopher Gerhold June 25, 2009
Lynn will never die as long as those whom she loved never forget her.
James Edward Hoxter
December 7, 1940 – September 16, 2020
James Edward Hoxter of Smyrna, DE died September 16, 2020 at Bayhealth Hospital in
Dover, DE. He was 79.
Born in Baltimore, MD on December 7, 1940, the only child of Calvert and Virginia Cook
Hoxter. Eddie was raised in Grasonville, MD and was a graduate of Stevensville High
School Class of 1959. On December 4, 1960 he married Patricia Nash and they would
reside in Grasonville, MD. Eddie worked for his father’s seafood business called
Calvert’s Shellfish Co. until taking up as a full-time charter boat captain fisherman. He
would later work in construction as a heavy equipment operator until he retired. During
retirement, he fulfilled his passion for woodworking. He always enjoyed spending time in
his shop building furniture and various other projects for friends and family. He also
always enjoyed setting up his Christmas train garden each year with his son, which
eventually led to having a train layout year-round in his home.
He is survived by his daughter Karla Radford and her husband Bill Radford of Smyrna,
DE and two granddaughters Kayla Radford of Deptford, NJ and Sydney Radford of
Smyrna, DE. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Patricia Nash Hoxter (2018) and
their son James Edward Hoxter, Jr. (2001).
Mr. Ronald Wayne Daffin
October 1, 1953 – September 16, 2020
Ronald Wayne Daffin, age 66, of Easton, MD died peacefully at home surrounded by
family and friends on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. Alongside his family, he was

well cared for by Nancy Guiseppe, Ana Fowler and Brittany Radar during his time at
Born October 1, 1953 in Easton, he was the son of Kathryn Daffin and the late John
Arthur Daffin, Jr.
Ron was a well-respected CPA for over 40 years with private practices in Oxford,
Easton and Annapolis. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and
then completed a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Washington School of Law. He was
also in the process of continuing his education at Lancaster Bible College over the last
few years.
He enjoyed stamp collecting, music, driving through the back roads of the Eastern
Shore and spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother Kathryn Daffin;
his brother, Gary Daffin; his daughters, Jenny Daffin Rowe, her spouse Scott, Kate
Daffin and her spouse Kelly; his son Jonathan Daffin; and granddaughter Maya Rowe.
He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Daffin in 2016.
William Charles Alleiger
December 16, 1980 – September 16, 2020
Sandra Lee Gosman
April 12, 1950 – September 17, 2020
Sandra “Sandy” Lee Gosman of Dover, DE formerly of Chestertown and Kennedyville,
MD, passed away on September 17, 2020 at Bayview Health in Dover. Sandy was born
on April 12, 1950 in Chestertown, the daughter of the late William Rasin Gosman and
Peggy Slagle Carswell, and stepdaughter of the late Richard W. Carswell.
At an early age Sandy knew she wanted to become a nurse. As a teenager attending
Chestertown High School she began volunteering as a candy striper at Kent and Queen
Anne’s hospital. She went on to earn a Practical Nurse Diploma from the Presbyterian
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center School of Practical Nursing in 1971, then
continued her education at the Nursing School of Wilmington receiving a Graduate
Nurse Diploma in 1977.
Sandy’s career as a registered nurse began at Wilmington Medical Center, where she
worked as a Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse in various units from 1973-1981. She then
took on a leadership position at Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, where she was the
Assistant Director of Nursing from 1983-1988. Sandy also worked at Kent and Queen
Anne’s hospital, now Shore Regional Medical Center, as a Charge Nurse and Staff
Nurse. She was dedicated and compassionate, the kind of nurse you would want.
Sadly, her nursing career was cut short by a disabling motor vehicle accident in 1996.
Determined to live independently, Sandy relied on her faith, true grit, and the kindness
of others to get her through the tough times. Her perseverance and courage were an
Sandy loved animals, and her pets Bo, Goldie, Amy and Buddy were her family. When
she was not pampering them, she could be found tending her garden or watching a
Ravens game. She enjoyed getting together with her family and friends, including the
many lively Slagle family gatherings.
She is survived by her brothers Capt. W. Michael Gosman (Stephanie) of Chestertown;
and Jerry Gosman (Barbara) of Hager City, WI. She was a loving aunt to nephews

Jaikobie Gosman of Red Wing MN, Andrew Gosman of Baltimore, MD, and Tony Poole
of Red Wing, MN; nieces Lauren Schiavone (nee Gosman) of Sudlersville, MD, Marsha
Murach of Elk Mound, WI, and Jayme Poole of Red Wing, MN; great nephews and
nieces Gavin, Madelyn, Donovan, Jackson, Jaydea, Cale, Wren and Charly.
Joseph Alfred Dickerson
March 9, 1926 – September 18, 2020
Mrs. Josephine Callahan Shortall
February 11, 1926 – September 20, 2020
Josephine Callahan Shortall passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, Maryland. She was 94.
Born on February 11, 1926 in Wye Mills, MD, she was the daughter of the late William
Oswald Callahan and Margaret Helen Blades Callahan.
Mrs. Shortall graduated from Cordova High School. She had a degree in Teaching from
Salisbury State Teachers College. She taught elementary school in Preston and Queen
She was a lifelong member of both St. Joseph’s and SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
She was active as a volunteer in Talbot County 4H and a member of Farm Bureau.
She is survived by her children: Glenn Shortall (Theresa), Gary Shortall (Sue), Mary
Ann Frase (Warren), and David Shortall (Lauren); grandchildren: April Frase, Eric
Frase, Lindsey Shortall, Pam Shortall, Jason Shortall, Scott Shortall, Joseph Shortall,
Kim Shortall, Abby Shortall, and Ella Shortall; great-grandchildren: Darren Price, Amelia
Frase, Amiyah Betts, Dorothea Frase, Alana Shortall, Rei Shortall, Josiah Shortall, and
Aubrey Shortall; a brother, Hiram Callahan; and sisters, Mary Lee Wooters and Virginia
In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death, to whom she was married
for 65 years, Ira Ambrose Shortall.