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Rosalie Andrews McConnell

August 5, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Rosalie Andrews McConnell, 92, Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Cokesbury Village; her home for the past 26 years. She was born on August 5, 1924 in Dayton, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked briefly in Washington, DC during the war and as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times. She married Edward Johnston McConnell Jr. in 1949 and...
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Raymond Livingston Barney

July 15, 2017

Raymond Livingston Barney, age 73, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the son of the late Arthur and Jessalyn Gordy Barney. Raymond was a retired Lab Technician from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. after 25 yrs. of service. He proudly served 7 yrs. active duty with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the Naval...
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Erik Kissa

July 11, 2017

Dr. Erik Kissa, renowned chemist, internationally recognized photographer, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away July 11, 2017 at the age of 94. Born and raised in Estonia and forced to flee as a young man by invading Russian forces during WWII, Dr. Kissa made it his life's work to meet and exceed any challenges put before him, whether at DuPont or through his work as a...
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Leo E. Craven

July 9, 2017

Leo E. Craven, age 72, of Dover, Delaware passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017 in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Leo was born in Salem, New Jersey to the late Martin J. and Elva Craven. He was raised in Pennsville, New Jersey and graduated from Pennsville High School, class of 1962. He also graduated from the University of New Mexico, majoring in music. He was a veteran of the U.S....
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Mark J. Russo

July 9, 2017

Mark J. Russo, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Mark was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the son of the late John and Mary Harvey Russo. As a result of a near fatal drowning as a child, Mark was developmentally and cognitively delayed. Mark was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which contributed to his compromised health. In 1969, Mark and his...
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Elaine P. Glisson

February 20, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Elaine passed away on July 8, 2017 in Lewes, Delaware. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on February 20, 1935, to Oscar and Helen (Czajkowski) Peterson. She attended Wilmington High School, and was a 1957 graduate of the University of Delaware. She worked for the DuPont Company as a secretary for 10 years before marrying Alexander L. Glisson, Jr., -- "Larry" -- on June 15, 1968. She and...
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Thomas Anthony "Tom" Driscoll, Jr.

July 7, 2017

Thomas Anthony Driscoll Jr. Thomas "Tom" Driscoll Jr., of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88. Tom was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas A. Driscoll Sr., and Margaret (Friel) Driscoll. He is predeceased by his brother Robert Driscoll (Sally). He is a U.S. Navy veteran. Tom worked at the General Electric Plant in...
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Elio Battista

July 6, 2017

Elio Battista, Sr., age 90 of Wilmington, Delaware formerly of Arpino, Italy passed away peacefully on Thursday July 6, 2017. Mr. Battista is survived by Elio and Erin Battista, Jr. of Hockessin and Nino and Sandra Battista of Wilmington, and grandchildren Nino Jose, Aiden Alexander and Anya Alise. Elio enjoyed life and had a passion for hunting and playing the accordion and sharing his...
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Sophia Koutoufaris

July 5, 2017

Sophia Koutoufaris, age 62, passed away in the early hours of July 5th, 2017 in her home at Milford, Delaware after fighting ovarian cancer for 16 months. She was surrounded by her closest family. When she was first diagnosed, Sophia doubted that she had the strength to endure the surgery and intense chemotherapy needed to keep the cancer at bay. Those doubts slowly evaporated over the next...
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Maryanne Bemiller

July 5, 2017

Maryanne Bemiller, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home. Maryanne was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary (Bowdren) Bemiller. She graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, PA in 1961. She attended Chestnut Hill College from 1963 to 1972, graduating as a Sister of St. Joseph with a B.S. Degree in Education. ...
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Cara Carroccia

July 3, 2017

Cara Carroccia, age 55, of Philadelphia, PA, died on July 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was born in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Archmere Academy. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She was self-employed and brought her love of history to her many projects. In 2010, she received the Design Award from the Delaware Chapter...
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Ann Marie Stewart

July 2, 2017

Annie Wells Stewart, 58, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday July 2, 2017. Annie was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1959. She graduated from Brandywine High School in 1977. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and co-worker. Annie is preceded in death by her father Robert Wells. She is survived by her children Michael, Kevin, Cappie,...
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Sandra E. Wolf

July 1, 2017

Sandra Elaine (Ford) Wolf, age 74, of Newark DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 1. She was born on August 4, 1942 in West Chester PA to the late Elwood 'Hub' and Gertrude (Gallagher) Ford. Sandra graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School in 1960. Sandra along with her late twin brother were the youngest Sandra was a loving...
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Peter Noyes Greeley

June 30, 2017

Peter Noyes Greeley, age 85, passed away at home on June 30, 2017 after a long illness from kidney failure. He was the son of Lawrence Hurd Greeley and Anna Noyes Greeley. As a youth he was an Eagle Scout and later served as scout master. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Peter was a member of the 294th Field Artillery in...
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Usha Acharya

June 30, 2017

Usha Sumant Acharya, 76, most recently of Hockessin, DE, died June 30, 2017. Usha was born in Mombasa, Kenya in 1941. She graduated from Dutchess of Gloucester School, and completed her medical training at both Grant Medical College in Mumbai and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. On July 4, 1968, she married Sumant Acharya, moved to Chicago in 1971 and together they founded their...
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Sara "Sally" Wallace

June 27, 2017

Sara Platt Wallace "Sally" Sara Platt Wallace, of Avondale, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Delaware. While her family is left heartbroken by the loss of such a beautiful soul, they will be forever grateful for the gift of her love. "Sally," as she was affectionately known to those childhood raised by her parents, Lucy...
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Marvin Frank London

February 23, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Marvin was born Feb 23, 1931 in Atlantic City, NJ to Jack and Alberta London. Raised in Pleasantville, NJ, he loved boating, fishing and hunting. In his youth, he served as a Marine Sgt. during the Korean War. Upon leaving the military, he married Grace Frances DeMeis on April 14, 1953. They raised a family of five. Marvin worked at and eventually retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer as a...
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Firman Andrew Nelson

June 24, 2017

Firman Andrew Nelson, age 84, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE, formerly of Clayton, NJ, passed away on Saturday June 24, 2017. He attended Clayton Schools in New Jersey from 1944-1952 and Rutger University from 1952-1955 graduating with his degree in Engineering. Firman served in the Army from 1956-1958. Before his retirement, he was an Industrial Engineer with the DuPont Company. ...
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Bhikhiben Naik-Desai

June 24, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Friday June 30, 2017 at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 10 am to 11 am.
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Edith Diver Lennox

June 20, 2017

Edith Diver Lennox (Edie) of Wilmington, Delaware died Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017 at the Country House at the age of 98. She was the eldest of the eight children of Frank W. Diver and Carolyn Prickett Diver of Wilmington. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Alan R. Lennox, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, and by her son, Frank W. Lennox. She was also predeceased by five of...
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Hildred C. Nason

June 16, 2017

Hildred C. Nason, 87 of Glen Mills, PA died on June 16, 2017 at Maris Grove. Her last employment was with Villanova University where she enjoyed conversations with the students. She retired from Villanova in 1993. Hildred belonged to the Cribbage Club at Maris Grove. She always loved to walk and was a member of the Wilmington Trail Club at one time. She was immensely proud of her...
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Harvey A. Salem

June 15, 2017

Dr. Harvey A. Salem, age 80, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on June 15, 2017 at his home. In 1959, Dr. Salem earned his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1964. He served his internship and residency from 1964 to 1968 at Tri-County Hospital in Springfield, PA. Dr. Salem was employed by Riverside Hospital in...
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Dionisia A. Fessaras

June 13, 2017

Dionisia A. Fessaras, age 91, of Carneys Point, NJ and formerly of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Dionisia was born in Greece, the daughter of the late Antonios and Maria Diakopanagiotis. She completed her schooling in Kos Greece in June of 1938. She was married to the late Antonios K. Fessaras and they moved to Wilmington, Delaware...
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Dorothy C. Flynn

June 13, 2017

Dorothy C. Flynn, born 1939, died of cancer on June 13, 2017. Dotty, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers, grew up in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by Philip, her husband of 53 years. Three children also survive her: Joslyn (Mrs. Stephen) Hills, of Chevy Chase, MD., Keating (Mrs. Joseph) Johnson of Princeton, NJ, and Philip M. Flynn and (Jennifer Flynn) of Philadelphia, PA, and 6...
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Sylvia T. Healy

July 7, 1941 - June 12, 2017

Sylvia T. Healy, 75, passed away in her home on June 12, 2017. Sylvia was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 7, 1941 to Winfield C. and Eva (Knight) Twitchell. She graduated from Conrad High School in 1958 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. In 1960, she worked for Capital International Airway as a flight attendant and traveled the world. During this time she married Edwin...
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Mia Shorteno Fraser

June 12, 2017

Mia Shorteno Fraser of New York City, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Montreal, Canada, she moved to Delaware in 1986, and graduated from Archmere Academy. Mia received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University with Majors in English and Psychology, and completed a study abroad at the University of Oxford. She was a Research Project Manager while at Georgetown...
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Raymond H. Wilber

June 12, 2017

Raymond H. Wilber, 94, of Wilmington, DE, died quietly on June 12, 2017 at Methodist Country House, Wilmington, DE. He was a resident of the Methodist Country House for the last 14 years. He was born in Hannibal, MO to the late Raymond and Anna Wilber. He attended Hannibal La Grange College and the University of Missouri College of Engineering where he received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering...
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Elizabeth "Betty" DeNight Baird

June 12, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" DeNight Baird, age 93 of Newark, DE, passed away on June 12, 2017, surrounded by loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years William (Brub) G. Baird, Jr. Betty was devoted to her family and friends, full of kindness, joy, and enthusiasm. She was beloved by all who knew her with her infectious laugh and exclamations of "Holy Buckets!" Betty was a...
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Rao S. Bhamidipati

June 10, 2017

Rao S Bhamidipati, age 60 of Malvern, PA formerly of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India died on June 10th, 2017 at Paoli Hospital. He attended Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Kakainada and graduated in in 1976 with a Bachelor of Technology. Afterwards he received a Master in Management in 1978 at Indian Institutes for Technology, Madras (IIT Madras). Thereafter he worked for Tata...
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Francis Giammattei

August 3, 1928 - June 8, 2017

Frank Giammattei died peacefully at his home on June 8th, with many family members present, after a lengthy decline. Frank (Francis Giammattei, Jr.) was born in Tarrytown, New York on August 3, 1928, the son of Dr. Francis Giammattei and Betsey Presby Giammattei. He graduated from St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware in 1947 where he held leadership roles and the school batting average...
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Helen Louise Lavell

June 3, 2017

Mrs. Lavell died at Foulk Manor Nursing hom on Saturday June 3, 2017. No services are planned at this time.
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John Patrick Pelegrin

June 3, 2017

John "Patrick" Pelegrin, age 46, of Wilmington, Delaware passed on from this life onto eternity on Saturday morning, June 3, 2017 in the loving arms of his wife, Sheri after a courageous 22 month battle with colon cancer. Pat was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to very many. Pat was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and spent most of his life in Wilmington, Delaware. Pat...
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Howard Davies, Sr.

June 2, 2017

Mr. Davies died at Manor Care Foulk Road on Friday June 2, 2017. No services are planned at this time.
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William Edmund Shone, Jr.

June 2, 2017

William E. Shone Jr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, Bill graduated from Haverford High School. After serving his country in the Philippines during WWII, he earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Drexel University. Bill was also very proud of his Quaker heritage. Bill was known for his honesty,...
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John William Frey, Sr.

May 31, 2017

John William Frey, Sr., 65, passed away May 31, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He moved to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware in 2006. He was an avid golfer, Philadelphia Eagles fan, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Ruth H. Clark and father, John Wilbur Frey. He is survived by wife, Susan Frey, and his children, Jacqueline Frey, Nicole Frey and John...
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Eugenie Dunphy

May 26, 2017

Eugenie "Jean" Dunphy, age 87 of Hockessin, Delaware, and most recently of Rockland Place in Wilmington, died peacefully on May 25, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family. Hailing from New Hyde Park, New York, Jean married the love of her life, Joe, in 1950, had a long and happy marriage and raised five children. Family was of the utmost importance to her. She created...
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Elizabeth M. Dunlop

May 22, 2017

Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Dunlop, (nee Frankel) passed away peacefully on May 22nd and now rests in the presence of our Lord. She was devoted in her faith and looked forward to the day she would again join her parents, brothers and beloved husband, David (Scotty). Born in Wilmington, DE to the late Elizabeth and Alexander Frankel, Betty was raised in a caring, nurturing family along with her...
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Lois M. Blau

May 19, 2017

Lois M. Blau of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Wilmington, DE died on May 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She worked at Membership Services at Wilmington YMCA, did volunteer work at DIAL (Drug Information Action Line). Mrs. Blau also was a member of the Alzheimer's Support Group. Mrs. Blau is pre-deceased by her husband Jerome J. Blau. She is survived by Jeffrey and Susan...
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Jack Lee Massau

May 18, 2017

Jack L. Massau, age 82 of Kennett Township, PA died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Francis and Anna Massau. A graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, Jack went on to receive a degree from Columbia University. He was employed at the DuPont Company until his retirement in 1992. He is...
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Charles 'Cuz' Mutchka

May 17, 2017

Charles 'Cuz' Mutchka, 85, of Delaware City, DE peacefully passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. Charles was born in the coal mining town of Indiana, PA to the late Michael and Anastasia 'Stella' Mutchka and raised by his step-parents Peter and Katherine Barosky. From 1952 to 1954 he honorably served in the Army as a medic and MP during the Korean War. His military awards and...
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Sally Vandecar Hawkins

May 17, 2017

Sally Vandecar Hawkins passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1922 and began working at an early age for her grandparent's automotive business: "W.D.Vandecar", the inventor of the "automatic clutch". She became one of America's first flight attendants, working for Pennsylvania Central Airlines beginning just before her 18th birthday in...
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Som D. Sood

May 16, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE where friends and family may visit from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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Gustavo Gus Santelli

May 15, 2017

Gustavo G. "Gus" Santelli Age 57, Wilmington, DE Gus Santelli, Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York and Argentina, passed away on May 15, 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gus attended bilingual schools from kindergarten through high school. In 1973, at the age of 14, Gus and his family moved to Rye Brook, NY. At the Blind Brook High School, he was allowed to skip a grade due to...
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Catherine Marinis

May 14, 2017

Catherine Marinis, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, formerly West Chester, PA, passed away on May 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Ninos. Catherine was a graduate of West Chester High School Class of 1958. She retired from Christiana Care Health Systems, where she worked for 25 years. Catherine was a member of the...
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Deborah Ann Hobbs

May 14, 2017

Deborah Ann Hobbs, age 52, of Wilmington, DE , died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home. Debbie was the daughter of Mark and Sara Connor , currently of Glen Mills, PA. She graduated from the A.I.DuPont High School in 1982 and the University of Delaware in 1986 receiving her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. She continued at the University of Delaware earning her Masters in...
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Antoinette Gramenelles McFarland

May 11, 2017

Antoinette Gramenelles McFarland, age 69, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family onThursday, May 11, 2017. Antoinette was born in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Gramenelles and was the oldest of their three children. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family was everything to her. She worked for many years for the Social Security...
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Francis J. Swift, Jr.

May 4, 2017

Francis Joseph Swift, Jr., 70, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on May 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. Franny Joe was born in 1946 to Francis and Elizabeth Swift. He leaves cherished memories to his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth A. Swift, his children and their spouses, Deanna, Jason and Faye, and Brad and Michelle; and his four beautiful granddaughters, Jada, Sophie, Finley, and Dylan. He...
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Kenneth Leroy Milstead

May 3, 2017

Kenneth Leroy Milstead of Wilmington, DE, born in South Bend, IN in 1949, went to heaven on May 3, 2017 at the age of 68. He was loved by his wife, Kim, and his children Jacob, Jerry (Lisa) of Northfield, NJ, Katie (Doug) Stanley of Bear, April (Tom) Adado of Holt, MI and Denelle Milstead, as well as his brothers Gerald (Sheryl) and Charles, his sister Sue (Terry) Eberhart and sister-in-law...
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Pauline E. Fauser

May 2, 2017

Pauline Evelyn Des Rochers Fauser, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017 surrounded by her seven children. Pauline was a graduate of Boston University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. She later received her commission as an officer in the United States Navy. She served during the Korean War at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital where she met her...
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Jean R. Dew

May 2, 2017

Jean Reeder Dew, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 2nd at Simpson Meadows in Downingtown, PA. Jean was the beloved wife of Thomas R. Dew with whom she shared forty five years of marriage prior to his passing in 2002. Jean was born in Langhorne, PA on May 22nd, 1930 to William and Grace Reeder. She graduated from high school at George School in Newtown, PA and...
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Edward B. du Pont

April 30, 2017

Edward Bradford du Pont, age 83 of Vero Beach, FL and Greenville, DE, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017. A native of Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Henry B. du Pont and Margaret Lewis du Pont. He attended Tower Hill School and graduated from Pomfret School (CT) in 1952. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1956 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University...
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Anant C. Sheth

April 27, 2017

Friends and family may visit from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Sunday April 30, 2017 followed by a funeral service at 1 pm.
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Maxine McCoy Healy Bell

April 26, 2017

Maxine McCoy Healy Bell, age 93, of Wilmington, DE., formerly of Rotonda West, Florida passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Maxine was born in Chester, PA to the late Galen W. and Blanche Huhn McCoy. She graduated from the Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacom College. Maxine worked in finance and accounting for both the Brandywine Raceway and the George T. Weymouth family. She was a...
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Josephine "Jo" Booth

April 25, 2017

Josephine "Jo" (Hanks) Booth Age 94, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Danville, Illinois, Jo was the daughter of the late Nelle (Jackson) Hanks and Thomas J. Hanks. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J Hanks, Jr. She graduated from Danville High School in 1940. During World War II, she worked for the DuPont Company at Indiana Ordinance...
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Alfred "Tuck" LaSorte

April 25, 2017

Alfred "Tuck" LaSorte, 91, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday the 25th of April at the Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. Born in 1925, Tuck was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. After graduating from Wilmington High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, serving his country honorably as a radioman on torpedo bombers stationed aboard the...
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John K. Ruello

April 22, 2017

John K. Ruello, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was born in 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ. John was a 1956 graduate of Atlantic City High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware where he was the President and a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. John enjoyed a long and successful career as a stock broker in Wilmington,...
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Howard Wilk, M.D.

April 22, 2017

Howard Wilk, M.D., 92, died peacefully on April 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Wilk was born in Carnegie, PA, and after graduating from Chicago Medical School, he moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his wife of 62 years, the late Judith Feinberg Wilk. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, Dr. Wilk came back to Wilmington, and began his career as a general surgeon,...
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Beverly Jean Gilardi

April 21, 2017

Beverly would like to let us know that her work here is done. We lost our beloved Beverly Jean Gilardi, peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 87. Her motherly love encouraged her five children, friends and their families, to enjoy life. Beverly's extraordinary life encompassed being a mother, devoted wife and Registered Nurse. She will be remembered by her students at both...
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R. Harold Jenkins

April 21, 2017

R. Harold Jenkins, age 95 of Wilmington, DE, died April 21, 2017 at home. Mr. Jenkins was born in Knoxville, TN and obtained degrees in chemical engineering and business administration from the University of Tennessee, and served as a Naval Officer in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He joined Hercules at the Research Center in 1947. During his 36 year career, he served in a variety of managerial...
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Nicholas George Kledaras

April 21, 2017

Nicholas George Kledaras, age 83 of Wilmington, Delaware died on April 21, 2017, after bravely battling heart and lung disease. Born in Agia Paraskevi, Lesbos, Greece, he came to Wilmington with his mother Mersina and sisters Helen and Anna, and he helped his older brothers Pete, Stavros, and William operate their restaurants. By 1959, he established a luncheonette on Maryland Avenue. In...
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Harry N. Monck III

April 19, 2017

Harry N. Monck, III Age 87 - Wilmington, Del. Harry N. Monck, III passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Harry was the son of the late Harry and Gertrude (Garyantes) Monck. He attended St. Paul's school and Wilmington High School, and was a graduate of the University of Delaware. He served his country in the Army...
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John Negrepont

April 19, 2017

John Negrepont, 92, of Wilmington Delaware passed on April 19, 2017. He attended High School in Chelsea New York and when he completed high school, World War II had begun and he was drafted in to the Army Air Corp having been unable to even attend his own graduation ceremony. He was stationed overseas and became an aerial gunner on the B-24 Liberator during the war. He returned home...
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Virginia A. "Ginny" Yeager

April 18, 2017

Virginia A. (Ginny) Yeager, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 18, 2017 at her home peacefully surrounded by her children. Ginny was a member of the first graduating class of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1959. She worked for INA, then CIGNA Insurance Company, and retired from A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Ginny then devoted her time by working part-time for the Blue...
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Evelyn Crompton Holland

April 15, 2017

Evelyn Crompton Holland, age 96, of Wilmington, DE died on April 15, 2017, with her loving daughter at her side. Evelyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1940 when she married her childhood sweetheart, Earl William Crompton. They lived in Deerhurst for many years and moved to Shipley Manor in 1992. Their marriage lasted 62 years until Earl's death in...
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Thomas E. Parmenter

April 14, 2017

Thomas E. Parmenter, age 95, of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Season's Hospice. Thomas was born in Portland, Maine in 1922, the son of the late Leclare and Esther Parmenter. He enrolled at the University of Maine in 1940 to study Chemical Engineering and joined Army ROTC. He was called up for Active Duty during his junior year and served in the Army during WWII...
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J. Nelson Fornwald

April 14, 2017

J. Nelson Fornwald Wilmington Nelson Fornwald, 94, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep in the early morning hours of Good Friday. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, in 1923 to the late Charles and Agnes Fornwald. Nelson joined the Army Air Corp in 1941 and served in the Pacific theater, including on Guam and Iwo Jima, during World War II. After Nelson's discharge from the Army, he...
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Ethel Ferguson Saddler

April 12, 2017

Ethel Ferguson Saddler, 91 of Wilmington, DE died in Columbus, NC on April 12, 2017 which would also have been her 68th wedding anniversary. Ethel was a long time interior designer and owner of the Designer's Showcase. Many of the finest homes in Wilmington were decorated by Ethel. She is survived by her daughter Adrienne Reilly of Columbus, NC, and sons Keith Saddler of Fairfax, VA and...
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Richard Leon Vanderloo

April 12, 2017

Richard Leon (Dick) Vanderloo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, at home, surrounded by family. Born in Trenton, NJ, in 1936, and raised in Wilmington, DE, Dick was a graduate of Archmere Academy and LaSalle College. For 30 years, Dick taught social studies for the Red Clay Consolidated School District, at Oak Grove Junior High and Stanton Middle School. Additionally, he...
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Katherine M. Glazier

April 11, 2017

Katherine "Cass" Graney Glazier, age 87, passed away on April 11, 2017 at her home in Wilmington. Cass was a native Wilmingtonian. She attended St. Paul Elementary School and then St. Elizabeth High School where she met a group of girls who remained her closest friends throughout her life. After high school, Cass completed the secretarial program at Beacom Business College. She began her...
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John Mark Collins

April 11, 2017

Mark Collins passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton in the company of his family, after bravely and stubbornly (a trait of which he was proud) resisting a long series of medical complications. Mark, the son of Katherine M. and James P. Collins, Sr., was born in 1946 in New Jersey. He enjoyed his youth in the Wilmington area, where he attended Salesianum and the...
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Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr.

April 10, 2017

Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr., of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Monday April 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Horace A. Wahl, Sr. and Theresa N. Wahl of Centerville, DE. Ron was a devoted father who was self-employed in the HVAC industry in the Delaware area for over 40 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling, spending time with...
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Robert M. "Bob" Cummings

April 2, 2017

On the 51st anniversary of the day he brought his young family from Great Britain to the United States, expecting to stay for a year but instead remaining to build a lifetime of friendships and memories, Robert M. "Bob" Cummings of Wilmington died on April 2, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Bob was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the late Robert and Agnes Cummings. He won many...
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Margaret B. Pleasance

April 2, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peg" (Barclay) Pleasance, 89, of Greenville, Delaware, died on April 2, 2017. Peg was born in Alliance, Ohio to the late Clyde and Alice "Aileen" (Moore) Barclay. She graduated from Goshen High School in Damascus, Ohio and then moved to Cleveland, where she met her husband, Charles "Charlie" Pleasance. They married on October 24, 1953 in Sebring, Ohio. Together, they had three...
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Janet Muriel Skiles

April 1, 2017

Janet Muriel Skiles, 84, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly of Wilmington, DE died at Calvert Manor Nursing Home on April 1, 2017. Janet was a graduate of Morton Jr. High School, Cicero, IL '49 Central Conservatory of Chicago '52 and Moody Bible Institute, Chicago '54. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for GE in San Jose, CA from 1960 – 1964, Ferris School in Wilmington from...
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Americo "Eric" Meredith

March 31, 2017

Americo "Eric" Michael Meredith, age 25, of Hockessin, Delaware, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at home. Eric attended Ursuline Academy, St. Edmond's Academy, and graduated from St. Mark's High School. He worked with his father at Meredith Heating and Air Conditioning, and had a passion for working in the health and nutrition field. As a young man, Eric excelled at all sports, especially...
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Americo Michael Meredith

March 31, 2017

Americo "Eric" Michael Meredith, age 25, of Hockessin, Delaware, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at home. Eric attended Ursuline Academy, St. Edmond's Academy, and graduated from St. Mark's High School. He worked with his father at Meredith Heating and Air Conditioning, and had a passion for working in the health and nutrition field. As a young man, Eric excelled at all sports, especially...
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Mary Elizabeth Concannon

March 30, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Concannon, age 88, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Wilmington Hospital. Mary was born in Catasagua, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John Phillips and Sophia Gondek Phillips. Mary attended the Hallahan Girls Catholic High School. She was a homemaker, mom and volunteer. She was a member of the Church...
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Alice Goodell Rockwood

March 30, 2017

Alice Ann (Goodell) Rockwood, age 93 of West Chester, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. A full obituary will be online soon.
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Robert Charles Kohn

April 29, 1934 - March 29, 2017

Robert Charles Kohn died on March 29,2017. He lived in Jenner's Pond, Jennersville, PA. Prior to that, the Kohns had resided in Landenberg, PA. and Hockessin, DE. They also have a home in Bethany Beach, Delaware. He was born in Hustisford, Wisconsin, on April 29, 1934. His parents were Waldemar and Ferne Kohn. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in Mechanical...
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Nancy T. Jones

March 29, 2017

Nancy T. Jones, age 94, of River Vale, NJ, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 29, 2017 in River Vale. Nancy graduated from GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA and from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA with a degree in accounting. Following graduation, she worked as an executive assistant for Carr's Biscuit Company, the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), and Gulf Oil Company. ...
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Linda G. Belden

March 26, 2017

Linda G. Belden, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a long illness in Newark, Delaware. Linda was born on a lovely June day to the late Jay and Florence Grafton of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Linda's proud father would regularly take her out for carriage rides to show off his beautiful daughter to the neighbors, and Linda greeted them with a big smile. Linda...
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John A. McDonough

March 26, 2017

John A. McDonough, 91, passed away on March 26, 2017 after a short illness. John was born in Geneva, New York to the late Leo and Catherine McDonough. John joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific as a naval radioman and gunner. After the war, he returned to Geneva where he met his future wife, Janet Jaeger. They married in 1949 and were happily married for...
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Robert Dennis Carlton

March 26, 2017

Robert Dennis Carlton, age 86, of Wilmington, DE died in his sleep on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Foulk Manor South. He was born in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Hammond High School as the valedictorian of his class in 1949. He obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1953. While at college he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Eta Kappa Nu...
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Carl Gordon Moore, Sr.

March 26, 2017

Carl Gordon Moore, Sr., 95, of Wilmington, DE, passed away from natural causes on March 26, 2017, in the St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE with his wife and daughter by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Marie (O'Toole) Moore, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage and raised eight children. They were married November 3, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA. Born December 28, 1921...
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John P. Justis

March 25, 2017

John P. Justis, 86, of Hockessin, formerly of Parksley, Virginia passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. He was the son of Edward C. Justis and Ruth B. Justis. John attended Washington College graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. After a brief job in an accounting firm, he went to work for the Dupont Company for 29 years retiring in 1988. John...
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Edwin T. Wood

March 23, 2017

Ed Wood, a long-term resident of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, died there at the age of 96. Born in Boise, ID, he spent his early years in Central California. He graduated from Harvard College in 1947 after serving with the 8th Air Force, leaving the service as a captain. During his post-war stint at Harvard, Ed met Katharine (Kay) McKnight, whom he married in May 1947. After a brief...
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Ruth Elizabeth DeVries

March 23, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth DeVries of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017 at Rose Court of Maris Grove. She was the devoted wife of Frank DeVries and mother of Carol Lee Ray of Pocono Pines, PA and Michael Scherb of Ramsey, NJ. Ruth also was loving stepmother of Holly Flaherty of Hixson, TN, Janet Demmin of Hinesville, GA, Nancy Carpenter of Elkton, MD and Peter DeVries of Newark, DE....
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Eleanor Rae (King) Smith

March 23, 2017

With blessed assurance in the Lord Jesus Christ, Eleanor went to be with him on Thursday, March 23rd 2017. Eleanor was born to the late Roy and Rae King in Wilmington DE. She graduated from PS DuPont HS in 1955 and on Nov. 16, 1956 married her high school sweetheart, Charlie. They were married during his time of service in the USMC of which she was very proud. She worked as a secretary for...
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Earl James Helmbreck

March 22, 2017

Earl James Helmbreck, 91, died March 22, 2017 Longtime Brandywine High School teacher and coach Earl James Helmbreck Jr., whose wrestling and tennis teams managed only five losing seasons under his tutelage, died March 22 in Jennersville, PA, after battling heart disease for nearly fifty years. He was 91. Helmbreck taught physical education for nearly 30 years at Brandywine, and generations...
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Irwin R. Murray

March 22, 2017

Irwin R. Murray, age 100 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, formerly of Georgetown, Delaware died on Wednesday March 22, 2017. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School class of 1935 and a graduate of Goldie College class of 1937. Mr. Murray was self employed as a Contractor & Builder in Sussex County. He later became a Building Inspector for the State of Delaware. He also served as...
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Hildegard Kraus

March 21, 2017

Hildegard Kraus, age 91, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on March 21, 2017. Hildegard retired from Jordan Marsh Department Store in Miami, Florida and moved to Delaware in 1984 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. She loved animals (especially her three granddogs), music, old TV shows, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her daughter Natasa Tierney, son-in-law...
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Prahlad Mathur

March 20, 2017

Prahlad Mathur, age 90, of Hockessin passed away peacefully in his house on Monday, March 20, 2017, in the midst of his family. Prahlad was born in Ajmer, India, on March 14, 1927. He was the eldest of three brothers born to Swarup and Pyar Bai Mathur. He moved to Mumbai to start his career, and then held a variety of important administrative positions in both the private and public sectors as...
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Carol Reid Buck

March 19, 2017

Carol Reid Buck died on March 19th at the age of 89 at Country House in Wilmington Delaware. Born and raised in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of Springfield High School. She received a bachelor degree from the University of Rhode Island. Her career as an executive assistant at the Du Pont Company spanned more than 30 years. She met her husband Frank H. Buck Jr....
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Lillian A. Shah

March 18, 2017

Lillian died peacefully in her home on March 18, 2017 at the age of 82. She was the youngest of nine children born to Everett and June Gullett in Lucasville, Ohio; she was preceded in death by Opal, Zeke, Dorie, Robert, Helen, Aggie, Sherman, and Eldon. Her older siblings were Lillian's first heroes; she deeply admired their selflessness in supporting the family during the Great Depression,...
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Joseph Dougherty Sisson

March 18, 2017

Joseph Dougherty Sisson, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Helen D. Sisson. Joe was a graduate of Claymont High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a State Champion sprinter and hurdler and set the record (now tied by many) for the most interceptions...
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Christine W. Obara

March 17, 2017

Christine Weiss Obara, age 76, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Lansford, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 in her home. She attended Lansford High School, and graduated from Goldey Beacom College in 1958. After working at Hercules, Inc., she served as the secretary at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School for more than 25 years. A true woman of faith, she was a...
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Dipak David Shah

March 16, 2017

Dipak (David) Govindlal Shah passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after losing a difficult battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pragna Shah; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Neil Shah & Anjana Patel and Luv Shah & Nina Manuel Shah; and one grandson, Zane Manuel Shah. He further leaves behind two brothers, Suryakant and Chaitanya Shah, and many friends and family. ...
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Lucille North

March 15, 2017

Lucille A. (Sipala) North, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away in her home on March 15, 2017. Lucille was born in Wilmington, DE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. North, parents, Mary and Frank Sipala, her sisters, Jennie (Sipala) Razze and Mary (Sipala) King, and brothers, Joseph Sipala and Frank Sipala. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Bockrath (Joseph), and her...
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Dorothy Pyne

March 15, 2017

Dorothy Thompson Pyne, age 96, passed away on March 15, 2017. She was the daughter of Raleigh James Thompson and Emma Sullivan Thompson. Dorothy was born and raised in the Wilmington area. She was a graduate of Conrad High School and the University of Delaware. Although her course of study destined her to become an elementary teacher, her love of music and drama led her to act and direct...
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Robert B. Ramsey, Jr.

March 12, 2017

Robert B. Ramsey, Jr. "Bob", passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the conclusion of a life of 96 years that began at Community Hospital in Alamosa, Colorado. Bob was the second of three children born to the late Robert B. and Lavina Tietz Ramsey. He graduated with honors from Alamosa Jr.-Sr. High School in 1938 and was awarded a 4 year Merit Scholarship to the University of Colorado...
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