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Anthony Ratcliffe

Anthony Leroy Ratcliffe, 71, of Linkwood, MD passed away April 22, 2017 at his home.
Born on Tilghman Island June 4, 1945, he was a son of the late Hilda Phillips Ratcliffe and Richard
Lee Ratcliffe, Sr. After completing his schooling he began his career as a self employed carpenter.
Anthony had worked many years in the Frederica and Dover, DE areas before returning to the
Linkwood area twenty two years ago. During his spare time he was an avid wrestling fan. He and
his late wife Audrey, who passed away March 30, 2014, were very caring animal lovers. His greatest
enjoyment was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his daughters Sharon Mills and husband David of Salisbury, Kim Ratcliffe of Cambridge;
grandchildren Michael Perry, Jr. and companion Donna, Christie Fox and husband John, Kellan
Jackson and companion Chris, and Justin Jackson; sisters Marie Vogel and husband Karl, Barbara
Stewart and husband Calvert and Joyce Meritt; four great-grandchildren along with many nieces
and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife was a son Thomas Kelly Ratcliffe ; Brothers,
Donald Ratcliffe and Richard Ratcliffe, Jr.
A viewing will be held Friday April 28, 2017 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge
from noon till 1:00 pm. A funeral service will follow beginning 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Elder Phillip Hopper.
Interment will be private at East New Market Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Mills, John Fox, Greg Askins, Kellan Jackson and Justin Jackson.
Following the service a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Moose Lodge, Cambridge.
Memorial donations can be made to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge,
MD 21613.
To share memories and send onlinecondolences visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

Friday April 28, 2017 , 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

Friday April 28, 2017 , 1:00 PM at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

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Facts Born: June 4, 1945
Death: April 22, 2017

Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to:
Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613

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Annie Wingfield Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts. 07/31/2017 George Ragusa Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. At difficult times like this we realize how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). As your family and friends comfort one another, as a neighbor please also be comforted by the sure hope the Bible gives us for all those who have died (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). As recorded in the Bible, Jesus promised that one day he was going to bring back to life all those who have died (John 5:28, 29). That is why he encourages all of us to exercise faith in that promise, the life that he gave in our behalf, and be blessed as we see that promise fulfilled (John 11:25; 3:16). The Bible makes it clear that death is an "enemy" not only to mankind, but also to Almighty God (1 Corinthians 15:26). That is also why God promises to remove forever all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and death that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10,11,29). At that time soon, as the Bible indicates, both the living and the dead who are brought back to life will enjoy life, everlasting life, as God originally purposed for this earth thousands of years ago in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28; Jeremiah 29:11). What a glorious day that will be for mankind who are doing what God asks of us, namely that we simply do His Will, not our own (1 John 2:17; Proverbs 3:5,6). Please read and meditate on all these scriptures in your Bible and be comforted and blessed (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 04/29/2017 Missy Burton Poppy, you will be missed and never forgotten. May you rest in peace. 04/25/2017

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