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William L. Starkey

William L. “Bill” Starkey of Chestertown, Md. died Wednesday June 24, 2015 at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. He was 85.

He was born in Cheswold, Delaware, the son of the late Carl and Raddie Morris Starkey.

Mr. Starkey was a graduate of Millington High School and worked in the Millington area until entering the Air Force in 1950.
He returned to Millington to work on the family farm and in 1955 entered police work as a Maryland State Trooper. His career altered a few years later and he became involved with the insurance and claims industry. Mr.Starkey retired in 2002 as Senior Claims Specialist for State Farm Insurance Company in Dover Delaware.

Mr. Starkey enjoyed playing and coaching baseball with the Bi-State League in both Chestertown and Easton. He also enjoyed playing soccer.
The true passion in his life was golf. Mr. Starkey joined and remained a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club since 1960. He was a former member of the Millington Lions Club and the Millington Vol. Fire Co. he is a current member of the Chestertown Lions Club where he served in nearly all club offices. He was also a member of the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post #36, Chestertown, MD. and Trinity Lutheran Church, in Chestertown.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Starkey was predeceased by a sister, Jean Lee,

He is survived by his wife of 31 yrs. Marlene Starkey, sons, Gregory K. Starkey and his wife Isabel of Stevensville, Md., Gary S. Starkey and wife Lisa of Arnold, MD. and William “Hank” Starkey and wife Kim of Centreville, MD. He is also survived by a son David Kelly and his wife Serenity of Chestertown, MD and a daughter Susan Ingersoll and her husband Bill of Chestertown, MD., along with grandchildren: Robert Applefeld, Lauren, Bryan, Stephen, Rachel and Sarah Starkey, Frank and Hunter Kelly and Clare and Lila Ingersoll. He is also survived by a sister Cindy Bailey of Smyrna, DE.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 27th. 2015 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenwood Ave. Chestertown Md. where friends and family may call after 10am. Friends and family are also invited to visit with the family on Friday evening from 6-8pm at Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home 130 Speer Rd. Chestertown, MD. Interment will follow the services in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Chestertown, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Greenwood Ave. Chestertown, Md. 21620

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Bay to Bay Ride – June 28, 2015


On the fourth Sunday of June each year, the Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to its summer bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of five routes between 27 and 104 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in the scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great country stores. The 27 mile ride goes through historic Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride.

Spend the day touring the town, then return to join your friends just up the hill from Betterton Beach. Temperatures of mid-June lend themselves to a pleasant swim in the Chesapeake Bay at the end of the ride.

Registration Hours:
6:30 am to 9:00 am
Rides start at 7:00 am
(Special tandem starts at 8:00 am)
Ride ends promptly at 6:00 pm
Last sweep 5:00 pm

$25 until May 15, 2015
$30 May 16 until June 27, 2015
$35 Day of Ride
– Blind riders ride for FREE
– No Refunds
– Fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon
and five food stops
– Sport Rally Towel for the first 450 registered riders

Register online:

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Register By Mail:

Click here for a mail-in registration form.

Walk-in Registration:
Walk-in registration will be available on the morning of the ride. To speed up the registration process, print a mail-in registration form from the link above and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.

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Philanthropy Report: Keeping the Mainstay Forever with Lion Damon Bradley

Click here to read the Chestertown Spy’s article on Lion Damon Bradley’s work with the Mainstay in Rock Hall.

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Allen Robert Baldwin

Allen Robert “Bob” Baldwin, aged 89, of Chestertown, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Autumn Lakes Health Care in Chestertown, MD. He was the son of the late George Walker and Esther Hartman Baldwin. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Silcox Baldwin. A son, Allen R. Baldwin, Jr. (Patti), of Norridgewock, ME and two daughters, Frances Baldwin Shaffer (Joseph), of Herndon, PA and Laura Baldwin-Stout (Bill) of Fort Collins, CO also survive. His sister, Elizabeth Baldwin Booth of Stow, OH, his sister-in-law, Claudia Baldwin of Salisbury, MD, and his son-in-law Mark McGrady of Franklin, TN, also survive him, as do his twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His daughter Susan Baldwin McGrady of Hillsboro, IN, and three brothers, George, William and Hugh, predeceased him.

Allen, was born June 2, 1925 in Chestertown, MD. As a youth and throughout his life, he was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and later served as a Scout Master. Allen graduated from Chestertown High School in 1942. He enlisted in U. S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during WW II. In 1948, he graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He and Jean were married that same year and moved to Lock Haven, PA.

He worked as a research chemist for chemical companies throughout the east coast in PA, MA, MD, and NC. He retired in 1992 when he and Jean moved back to Kent County.

He enjoyed bridge, fishing, hunting and raising roses. His greatest joy in life was spending time his grandchildren, great grandchildren and his family.

Allen was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Lions Club for over 40 years.

A memorial graveside service will be held at Still Pond Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on June 2nd, Allen’s 90th birthday.

The family wishes to express a special thanks his wonderful caregivers and friends who helped him and Jean during his last years. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Chestertown Lions Club, PO Box 265, Chestertown, MD 21620 or Kent County Farm Museum, 13689 Turner’s Creek Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645. The funeral arrangements were made by Marvin V. Williams, Jr., Funeral Director, Chestertown, MD.

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Congratulations to our D4S Winners

Here are the winners of our Draw for Sight Ride, and our heartfelt thanks to all who participated:

1.   Annette Gardner
      110 Coursey Road
      Grasonville, MD 21638 
2.   Maria Bayer
      10297 Wildelake Terrace
      Columbia, MD 21044-2528
3.   Chase Armington
      5 Mallory Way
      North East, MD 21901
4.   Susan Robinson
      8106 Gold Cup LN
      Bowie, MD 20715
5.   Diane Butler
      407 Third Street
      Annapolis, MD 21403-3474
6.   Roy Turner
      6582 Guliford Road
      Clarksville, MD 21029
7.   Robert Morter
      111 Forst Garden Road
      Stevensville, MD 21666
8.   Louis Marehes
      208 Way Side LN
      Lincoln Univ., PA 19352
9.   Anne Harrington
      1000 Moss Haven Ct.
      Annapolis, MD 21403
10.  George Kotova
       202 Glencoltor Ct.
       Severna Park, MD 21146-4244
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A Reminder To Our Members


Please remember to RSVP for each dinner meeting you plan to attend.

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