“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries

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Sharon Kincer Murray
July 21, 2957 – July 28, 2022
Sharon Kincer Murray died at home in Easton, MD, on July 28, 2022, at the age of 65.
Born in Arlington, VA, on July 21, 1957, to the late George Washington Crowder, Jr., and Jean Elizabeth Payne. She was raised in Northern Virginia, attending Fauquier County VA High School, Fairfax High School, and George Mason University.
An administrative professional, she worked for the Defense Logistics Supply Corporation and then the Media General News Service, where she was responsible for establishing a 30-to-40-member news bureau at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Democratic and Republican conventions. Many may remember her as the Assistant Town Clerk for the St. Michaels Planning Commission where she served town officials, community members, and tourists.
Fluent in French and German (with a desire to understand all languages), she and her much beloved husband Robert traveled extensively. Sharon also crewed on the Log Canoe – NODDY, became a Talbot County Master Gardener, a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of the Eastern Shore, and a member of the General Perry Benson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert L. Murray, and a sister, Jeannie Kincer Reinke and her husband Daryl of Alexandria, VA.

Peter Giest Sheaffer
February 16, 1933 – July 29, 2022

Terrence Walter Matzeit
May 4, 1951 – July 29, 2022
Terrence “Walter” Matzeit, 71, passed away on July 29, 2022, at his home.
He was born on May 4, 1951, the son of the late Eric Matzeit and Mary Anwand Matzeit.
Terrence married Suzanne on July 26, 1980, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and they made their home in Easton, before moving to Preston in 2005. Terrence worked as a masonary contractor.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne Matzeit, his son Steven Matzeit and sisters, Harriet Powell, and Eleanor Brannock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Eric.

Carolyn Francis Miller
June 2, 1938 – July 30, 2022
Carolyn Francis Miller of Stevensville, MD suddenly passed away on July 30, 2022. She now joins her beloved late husband of 39 years, Jerry who passed in 1996.
Born on June 2, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Harry and Florence Elizabeth Mildenberger.
Carolyn was the heart of the Miller family, having raised 5 children. She worked in retail for nearly 40 years. Before she moved to Kent Island nearly 20yrs ago she lived in Halethorpe and was an active member of the Ascension Catholic Church as a volunteer in the parish office and a member of the Catholic Daughters. Her greatest pleasure in life was visiting with family and friends. She loved to cook, travel, was an avid reader and loved to spend time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Alexander (Pamela) Miller, Gregory (Norma) Miller, Victoria (Ken) Marshall, Timothy (Amy) Miller and Jeffrey (Mary-Pat) Miller; sisters, Judith Keenan, Debee (David) Matthews, and Barbara (Britt) Gardner and a brother, John (Michelle) Mildenberger. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Margaret B. Wright
June 2, 1932 – July 30, 2022
Margaret B. Wright of Trappe, MD, passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 90.
She was born on June 2, 1932, in Trappe, MD, to the late Dudley Baynard and Lillie Christopher Baynard. She graduated from Easton High School in 1949 and continued her education at Cambridge Hospital Nursing School, graduating in 1951. She also married William Wright in 1951, and they resided in Cambridge where she was a nurse at the local hospital. In 1970, she and William moved to Trappe. Margaret enjoyed shopping and had a love of dogs.
In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by her siblings Doris Slaughter, William Baynard and James Baynard. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Rayland Acres and Talbot Hospice for the outstanding care that was provided to Margaret during her time there.

Elizabeth Kirby MacGlashan
March 11, 1930 – July 31, 2022
Elizabeth Jeane Kirby MacGlashan of Church Hill, MD passed away on July 31, 2022, at Arcadia Assisted Living in Chester, MD. She was 92.
Born on March 11, 1930, in Easton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Oliver R. and Sarah Jump Kirby. Elizabeth grew up in St. Michael’s and married “Sandy” MacGlashan after graduation. He was a farmer in Royal Oak, and they would later sell Plain Dealing Farm and move to Parson Green Farm in Church Hill, MD. Betty was a private pilot and member of the Ninety-Nines, an organiztion of women pilots started by Amelia Earhart. She worked in the family business, Kingstown Tractor Co. in Chestertown for many years. Betty was very active in the community. She was a Life Long Member of the Queen Anne’s County Garden Club, and served as President of the Maryland Federated Garden Clubs. She was a member of the Q.A. County Library Board and the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, and a member of the Daughters of 1812; and was a life long member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Church Hill, MD. She loved sailing with the Corsica River Yacht Club.
Betty is survived by her son Scott MacGlashan (Carolyn) of Church Hill, Md; daughter Margaret “Molly” Fischer (Hal) of Chester, MD; Son in law Russell Fieldman; ten grandchildren Steven MacGlashan; David MacGlashan; Marc MacGlashan; Alexander Fieldman; Ryan Fieldman; William R. Tobin IV; Anna Neboshynsky; Parker Tobin; James Tobin; Elizabeth O’Bryan; and 14 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Sandy MacGlashan in 2001 and her daughter Dr. Susan Fieldman in 2005. She was predeceased by her second husband Thomas Nelson in 2021.
The family wants to recognize the wonderful care given Betty by Tammy Palmatary Mattox and Linda Beaver, and later too include the staff and caregivers at Arcadia of Chester Senior Living.

Jesse Murle Driver Jr.
June 28, 1955 – August 1, 2022
Jesse Murle Driver Jr. of Chestertown, MD passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He was 67.
Jesse M. Driver Jr. was born June 28, 1955 in Ridley Park, PA the son of the late Jesse Murle Driver Sr. and Mary L. “Howard” Driver. He attended Kent County High School through the 10th grade when he started working for Ed Fry on his dairy farm. After a few years he went to work for Brambles working as a dump truck driver for 18 years. Most recently he had been driving a dump truck for Randy Turner but due to an accident he had to stop working due to disability. Jesse loved watching sports and the news, his favorite teams were the Orioles and the Ravens. He also loved cutting grass, working outside and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Steven W. Driver and one nephew, Joey Curry.
He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Pratt (Jay) of Bridgeville, DE, Donna Walls (Louis) of Chestertown, MD, one niece, Sherry Jones (John Messer) of Crumpton, MD, one nephew, Jason Steward of Bridgeville, DE, one great niece, Jenna Steward of Milford, DE, one great nephew, Jason Steward Jr. of Bridgeville, DE and one sister in law, Lisa Purnell-Driver of Crumpton, MD.

Robbin A. Bramble
August 5, 1954 – August 1, 2022
Robbin A. Bramble of Preston, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Talbot Hospice House. She was 67 years old.
Robbin was born on August 5,1954 in Easton, MD. She was the cherished daughter of the late J. Mason Slaughter, Sr. and Joan Elizabeth Welsh Slaughter.
After graduating from Easton High School in 1973, she then earned her degree in Early Childhood Development from Chesapeake College. She began her lifelong career as a devoted educator for young children. Her extensive and lengthy work history included being a teacher’s aide at Mount Pleasant Elementary in 1974 and Cordova Elementary in 1979, and a preschool teacher at Easton Day Care in 1984. Over the years she continued her desire and devotion of teaching which led to many proud achievements and accomplishments in various positions. She joined Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center in 2010 as a Pre-K teacher where she loyally taught up until her death. Robbin was also a current member of Talbot County Child Care Association and was a former volunteer with Talbot Hospice.
Her favorite thing to do was spend quality time with her family, she was loved by many and she will be greatly missed.
Robbin will be affectionately remembered by her beloved daughter, Tammy Lynn Bramble Jogu and her son-in-law Kiran Jogu, and her grandsons, Trevor and Noah Jogu all of Herndon, VA, and several nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Robbin is preceded in death by her brother, J. Mason Slaughter, Jr.

Jay K. Guben
March 2, 1938 – August 2, 2022

Wilma Lee Phoebus
January 8, 1955 – August 2, 2022
Wilma Lee Phoebus “Tee Tee” of Grasonville, MD died on August 2, 2022 at home with family by her side. She was 67 years old.
Born on January 8, 1955, in Somerset, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin Sr. and Emily Maye Shaulis.
When the Shaulis family moved into the Pines on the Severn in 1963 Wilma was a natural born swimmer and diver competing in the community swim and diving teams, earning many trophy’s and ribbons.
Wilma graduated Severna Park High School class of 1971. After high school she qualified and was placed directly with the FBI in Washington, DC. To this day we don’t know what her job capacity was. After leaving the FBI Wilma went to work for the U.S Naval Academy in the Administrative-Operations office that oversaw All the Operations/Functions of “Dalhgren Hall”
In 1990 Wilma married the love of her life Frederick “ Fred” Phoebus and lived in Brandywine, MD later opening Phoebus Electric Company until his sudden death in August 2006. After the death of her husband Wilma moved to Grasonville, MD then retiring from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2014.
Wilma enjoyed spending time with her companion Harley, she has had since he was a pup and enjoyed gardening, cross stitching, keeping her yard in tip top shape hosting the annual family gathering every July.
Wilma is predeceased by her husband Frederick Phoebus; sister, Rose Stevens, and brother, William Shaulis, Jr. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Shaulis, Ella Angstadt; nieces, Jamie Usilton, Wendy Sommers, Emily Fox, Wendy Lou Stevens, and nephews, William Shaulis III, Scott Stevens, Jimmy Wishart, Steve Stevens, Allen Stevens, and Dean Stevens.

Frances L. Downes
December 20, 1941 – August 3, 2022
Frances Lovinia Downes, 80, of Cordova, MD, passed away on August 3, 2022 at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton after battling a short illness.
Frances was born on December 20, 1941 in Clinton County, PA. After moving to Maryland in 1947, she attended the Little Red School House in Longwoods, later graduating from Easton High School.
Frances was a housewife for many years before finding a career in nursing and retiring as a Certified Nursing Assistant after 40 plus years. She enjoyed her coffee, country music, and her soap operas, along with playing handheld games, solving crossword puzzles, and piecing together jigsaw puzzles.
She was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Stella A. Rishel.
She is survived by three brothers, Raymond Rishel of Cambridge, MD, Kenny Rishel of Preston, MD, and Charles A. Rishel of Greensboro, MD; and two sisters, Betty Thomas of Delaware and Linda Thomas of Preston, MD. Frances has four of her own children: Teresa Stare (Carl) of Ingleside, MD; Sandra Radcliffe (Jeff) of Trappe, MD; Deborah Steenken (Mike) of Preston, MD; and Alvin Whitby, Jr. (Tammy) of Greensboro, MD. She had ten grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her late husband James E. Downes, Sr.; two sisters Dottie E. Greenwood of Federalsburg, MD, and Susan Deibel of Easton, MD; two grandsons, Walter T. Radcliffe and Richard M. Whitby; and a great-grandson, Daniel MJ Franklin.

Dr. Richard “Dick” Lance
November 29, 1931 – August 4, 2022
Richard "Dick" Lance was born in Geneva, Illinois in 1931 and passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was Professor Emeritus of Cornell University College of the Engineering Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, a vocation he loved; teaching was his calling.
Dick is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia “Ginny” Lance; his three children, Cathy Lance (Christopher Dilger), Julie Lance (Steve Ball), and Fritz Lance (Kelly Kaufman Lance); and five grandchildren, Virginia Carroll (Bobby), Kristen Lance (Hilary Gram), Zach Ball, Erin Ball, Sandrine Lance Duboscq. He also has one great-grandchild, Cass Gram Lance.
Dick and Ginny retired to Chestertown in 1998 to live at Heron Point. Dick was deeply involved with the Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning and an avid photographer.

Shirley T. Riggs
August 26, 1938 – August 4, 2022
Shirley T. Riggs of Dagsboro, DE passed away on August 4, 2022, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE. She was 83.
Born on August 26, 1938, in Baltimore, MD to the late Edna Thompson. She attended Centreville High School; graduating class of 1956. She began delivering papers for Mr. Brown and in 1971, began working at Easton Memorial Hospital. On June 3, 1971, she married John C. Riggs and resided in Queen Anne, MD; later moving to Ridgley, MD. In 1994, she and her husband moved to Inglewood, FL and later returned to Maryland in 1996, residing at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fairgrounds. She and her husband became the caretakers for the fairgrounds until 2006, when they moved to Church Hill. She was an avid Nascar fan, and her favorite driver was Chase Elliott. After the death of her husband John Riggs, she moved to Dagsboro, DE to live with family members. Shirley has two very special furbabies; Spencer (deceased) and Jesse. They were very special and will always have a special place in her heart. She also had a very good friend and caretaker – Tammy.
Mrs. Riggs is survived by her three siblings, Harry "Buddy" Hollingshead, Jimmy Hollingshead and Mary K. Kirby; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by Francis Hollingsworth; Edna Hollingshead; Esther Clough; Will Thompson; Rex Thompson; James Thompson, Jr.; Betty Brown; Bertha Hebel and her husband John Riggs.

Pauline Louise Shockley
October 5, 1935 – August 5, 2022
Pauline Louise Shockley passed away, at home, August 5, 2022. She was 86.
Born October 5, 1935 in Taylors Bridge DE, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Franklin and Martha Foraker Shockley. She lived in Taylors Bridge all her life and went to the one room schoolhouse which is now the Taylors Bridge Community Center.
She retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. in Dover in 1997 after 45 years.
A lifelong member of Friendship United Methodist Church she was Treasurer for many years.
Her family was her greatest joy. She is survived by nieces Faren Elliott Jeeter (Ed) and Faith Elliott Rossing of Ingleside, MD, and Kellie Walters (Sam) of Viola, DE.; great-niece Ashley Winterstein (Wes) of Sudlersville MD and Ashley Jeeter of Culpeper, VA; great-nephews Caleb Rossing (Jaime Fowler) of Ingleside; Cole Elliott (JoAnna Larrimore) of Houston DE, Eugene Elliott Jr (Kayli Giles) of Barclay MD and Dustin Elliott (Kelsey Graef) of Viola. Great-great-nieces June and Claire Winterstein, Londyn Smoot, Ali and Lily Elliott and great-great nephews Junior Wesley and Clarence Luke Winterstein and Easton Kase.
She was predeceased by her sisters Elsie Mae Shockley and Virginia S. Elliott Green and her husbands Clifton Elliott Jr and Allan Green, and her nephews Eugene C Elliott, Sr. and Pete Rossing.
She was a faithful, generous, giving and hard working person and enjoyed her Taylors Bridge home and friendships.

Mr. Donald Wayne Melvin
March 20, 1955 – August 5, 2022
Donald Wayne Melvin beloved Husband, Dad, PopPop, Great Poppop and brother passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family and dogs in Grasonville, Maryland on August 5, 2022, He was 67. Born on March 20, 1955, in Queenstown, Maryland. He was the son of the late James and Ethel Melvin. He attended Queen Anne’s County school where he met the love of his life Linda. They married when she got out of school on July 10, 1976, they just celebrated their 46th Anniversary. They resided in Grasonville, Maryland where they started their family.
He spent his working days on the water with his dad crabbing and oystering and then did construction on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to later finding love for painting and opening his own business.
Wayne enjoyed spending time outside in his garden taking care of his flowers and making sure his yard and grass was pretty. But most of all his love and pride was being with his loving wife and family.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Linda of Grasonville, Maryland. His daughter Jennifer Dudley. His son Donald Melvin. His Grandchildren Billy McMahon, Chelsea Lancaster, Saige Dudley, Noel Dudley, Josh Dudley, and Bella Dudley. Great Grandchildren “PopPop Boy” Dawson and Waylon. He is also survived by Jenn’s Husband Mike Dudley. Don’s companion Amy. Billy’s girlfriend Britney, Chelsea’s Husband Corey Lancaster and Don’s Family Billy Jones, Hannah Cook and Colton. He was preceded in death by his son Jamie Melvin.
He was loved by his sisters, Janet, and Judy. Brother Jimmy and all of his nieces, nephews and cousins and his dogs Max and Maddie. He had a special bond with Lynn Conley (Kimbles) and Cindy Huffaker.

Kristen Heather Bowen
February 7, 1976 – August 6, 2022
Kristen Straubmuller Bowen, a resident of Easton, MD, died on August 6th, 2022. She was 46 years old.
Kristen was born on February 7, 1976, to Catherine Smith and George Justus Straubmuller in Vineland, New Jersey. She graduated from Millville High School in New Jersey in 1994.
She is survived by her mother Catherine Smith Tull (Chuck) of Easton, MD; father George Justus Straubmuller (Terri) of Millville, NJ; her daughter Emma Marley Bowen; her brother Matthew Straubmuller; her aunt Kimberly Dyott (Joe); and many loving cousins.

Robert “Bob” Merle Weeks
August 19, 1943 – August 7, 2022
Robert Merle Weeks, Sr.,78, passed away suddenly at his home in Stevensville Maryland on August 7th after a short hospital stay for a Pulmonary Embolism in the lung.
Bob was born in Washington, D.C. August 19th 1943 to Clarence and Mary Weeks. He was quite the entrepreneur at an early age delivering newspapers and installing carpet and flooring until his service in the Army National Guard. After Bob’s proud Military Police service, he resumed his lengthy career as a hard-working independent businessman from delivering coffee to driving long haul trucks to his primary career in flooring to lastly being an integral part of the Kent Island Beach House vacation rentals; “On the Job Bob” was proud to be a self-made man that supported his family and his loved ones.
Arriving from Prince George’s County over 35 years ago, Bob loved and enjoyed the Eastern Shore. Through the years he designed and had the ODonna Charter Boat built, learned his way around the Bay catching Rockfish and Crabs, and gave many boat rides to family and friends, which he valued the most. Bob had a love of fast things from dragsters, Daytona races, motorcycles, and cars but had another side that volunteered at local fishing derby’s, watching the backyard birds, and making friends with his ducks on the patio. He was a member of the local Elks, Legion, and Moose.
Bob is survived by his companion and wife of 18 years, Donna Harrington; his children, Robert Jr., William, and Jennifer; his grandchildren, Kevin, Jennah, Hailey, Peyton, and Brayden; and his great-grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Robert. He is predeceased by his parents and his three siblings, Donald, William, and Mary.

Daniel Christopher Pletzer
July 17, 1955 – August 7, 2022
Daniel Christopher Pletzer passed away suddenly at home on August 7, 2022, at the age of 67.
He was born on July 17, 1955, the son of Christine and George Pletzer. He was born and raised in Chestertown and graduated with the class of 1973 from Kent County High School. After graduating, his high school wrestling coach got him a job taking care of a yacht. After working on the yacht and refinishing floors, he began his lifelong career as a carpenter and handyman. He was also an umpire and referee for many sports including softball, baseball, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
Twenty-nine years ago, he met his wife, Robin, with whom he had two beautiful children. He enjoyed cooking and eating, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, and talking with the guys. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christine Jamar Pletzer and George A. Pletzer, and his son, Marcus Hunter Pletzer.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Robin Gosman Pletzer, and two daughters, Mallory Rose Pletzer and Megan Jones.

James Walter Day
June 4, 1949 – August 8, 2022
James Walter Day, 73, of Chester, Maryland, unexpectedly passed away on August 8, 2022. He was born on June 4, 1949 in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Betty Howard Day.
Jim grew up in Bellaire, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University. After college, he taught high school history and then joined the Navy. From there, he began his career in transportation engineering with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, then eventually retired from the Washington Metro. Never liking being idle, in retirement he founded his own carpet-cleaning business, Prokleen Professional Carpet Care, which he sold in 2019 to begin his second retirement.
Around 1980, Jim relocated to Maryland, first to the Baltimore area, then eventually to Kent Island on the Eastern Shore. During this time, he founded the Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of Baltimore (PSFCOB), which eventually was one of the largest in the country with over 7,000 members at its peak. The logo of PSFCOB was a Steelers emblem that incorporated red Chesapeake crabs. Members attributed the success of PSFCOB to Jim’s enthusiastic leadership and the humorous newsletters that he wrote and published himself. The annual road trip to Pittsburgh for a game and huge tailgate party were legendary.
An avid boater, fisherman and crabber, he loved the Bay and his house on the Bay. He completely restored the fishing boat (the Bluegill) that he and his father used on Seneca Lake (OH) to catch bluegill and crappies and outfitted it for crabbing. He also built a crab steamer from an empty keg and a huge table on his deck for the frequent crab feasts that he held on his deck that we all called, Jim’s Creekside Bar & Crab Deck. He spent a lot of time with his sister and her husband on their sailboat in the Caribbean, where he fell in love with the island of St. John and planned to spend this coming Winter.
A devoted son and beloved brother, uncle, and friend to many, he is missed more than he ever could have imagined. Jim sent his family and friends many pictures of the sunsets he took on the Bay – he always said, “just one more”. He had a quick wit and was an animated storyteller. In the end, a boy who grew up in a town surrounded by steel mills and coal mines on the Ohio River ended up living on an island in the Chesapeake Bay that was his paradise. He will be so missed.
He is survived by his sister, Sandra McCoy (née Day) and Sandra’s husband and great friend of Jim, Ray McCoy. Jim was very close to his nieces, Erin Madson (née McCoy) and Megan McCoy, along with Erin’s husband, Mark and their 5 children, Alyza, McCoy, Charlotte, Jane and Georgia and Megan’s husband, Mark Kramer (and Mark’s children, Alex, and Sarah). In addition, Jim was beloved by his stepfamily (the Davis family) for the past 20 years, Ken and Sharon, Cel and Rick, Mary Ann and Scott, Bill and Sally.
Jim supported many conservation efforts. One of his favorite places to spend time with family and friends was St Michaels, which is what drew his niece and her husband to have their wedding ceremony and reception there in 2018. Jim was a member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1995.

John Dempsey
October 22, 1936 – August 8, 2022
John was born October 22, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away on August 8, 2022.
As a young boy he was taken under wing by several older fisherman who instilled in him a lifelong love of the sea. He seemed to have salt water in his veins. John attended Brooklyn Vocational High School studying boat building. After high school, he worked at Klein's Shipyard in Brooklyn where he met Bob Doxsee of Doxsee Sea Clam, Freeport, NY. They formed a lifelong friendship working together for over 60 years, John being Captain of several ocean-going clam boats. In his later years, he worked as Captain of the Day Star for Sea Watch International.
John had a love for farm animals. From 1989 – 1998, he and his wife, Marie, had a small farm in Granby, MO, near his family. They raised cattle and pigs and made many wonderful friends. John worked one month on the ocean and one month on the farm until they moved to Cordova, MD, to be near her family. They brought to Maryland several Labrador Retrievers who brought great joy and comfort to John throughout the remainder of his life.
John had a lifelong love of helping people and passing on the myriad of skills he gained along the way. Although not formally schooled, he was a master at hydraulics, engine mechanics, welding and woodworking. He lovingly passed these skills on to anyone who was willing to learn. His adventurous spirit, follies (especially those involving finding and bringing home firewood), and infectious laugh will be sorely missed.
John was predeceased in death by his son John F. Dempsey. He is survived by Marie, his wife of 63 years; daughter Donna Dempsey and grandson Wyatt Bradley; daughter Laurie Keller, son-in-law Mike Keller, and granddaughter Sarah Keller; sister-in-Law Pat Heilman and husband Mike; and Bridgette (Pat's very special yellow Labrador Retriever who spent many hours with him).
John's family would like to extend a Special Thank You to the very comforting and helpful Talbot Hospice nurses and aides who spent his last several days with us.

Gregg Charles McAllister
May 12, 1960 – August 8, 2022
Gregg Charles McAllister, of Ashland, MA passed away unexpectedly on August 8th, 2022. He was 62.
Born in Yeadon, PA to the late Muriel Agnes (nee Smith) and Anthony Joseph McAllister, Jr. on May 12, 1960.
Gregg is survived by his wife, the former Natalie Marie Yvette Grivois; a son, Gerard James McAllister and a daughter, Justine Isabelle McAllister. He is also survived by two brrothers, Reid McAllister, and his wife Nancy, of Gaithersburg, MD, AJ McAllister, and his wife Vicki, of Haverton, PA; and a sister, Michael Anne McAllister, of Springfield, PA; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.