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Joan B. Marshall

September 25, 2017

Joan passed away on September 25, 2017 after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on September 17, 1933 to Elmer F. Bauer, Jr. and Alice Kinsey Bauer in Lancaster, PA. She was a graduate of Manor-Millersville High School in 1951. She then moved to Wilmington, DE where she attended Goldey-Beacom College while working in DuPont's Co-op Program with the College. In...
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Robert F. Zogby

June 19, 1950 - September 17, 2017

Robert (Bob) F. Zogby Jr., loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at home. Robert was 67 years old, born on June 19, 1950, in Utica, New York. Bob's generous spirit was felt by all, especially his loving family. His volunteer work included serving as President of the Saint Edmonds Dads' Activities Club as well as various...
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Marie Ann Gregory

September 17, 2017

In Loving Memory Marie Ann Gregory, 85, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017 at the Kentmere Nursing Home in Wilmington, Delaware after a short illness. She was born in 1932 in Wilmington, Delaware to Theresa and Wladyslaw Masielay, who immigrated from Poland. Marie was married to Roy Gregory from 1952 until his passing in 1968. She married Chandler Bedford in 1971. Her...
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Jeanine Adele Jetter

September 16, 2017

Jeanine Adele Jetter of Newark, Delaware and formerly of Wilmington died on Saturday September 16, 2017. Mrs. Jetter was born 89 years ago in Trapp, France. She enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club. Her husband, Douglas Endean Jetter, predeceases her. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia (Michael) Scott of Newark and Gislaine Hildabrand of Wilmington, NC, son Douglas Endean...
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Sophia Diamond Psaltis

September 16, 2017

Sophia Diamond Psaltis Sophia passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017 while surrounded by her family. She was born in 1939, the middle child of three children in Athens, Greece to Thomas and Polito Diamond. Her family emigrated to Wilmington, Delaware in 1954 where she continued her education at Wilmington High School. Among her many talents, Sophia was an excellent seamstress,...
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Dianne M. Minster Bilson

September 16, 2017

Dianne M. Minster Bilson, age 75 of Wilmington, DE died September 16, 2017. Ms. Bilson was born in 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edward B. and Anne K. Minster Phillips. She graduated from Easton High School in 1960 and attended Towson University. In 1966, she packed her belongings into a VW Beetle and headed for California. She settled in Hollywood where she lived until moving back...
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Winona Skinner Church

September 15, 2017

Winona Skinner Church, age 98, of The Country House, died on September 15, 2017. Widow of Gilbert P. Church, she is survived by her daughter Sharon Church McNabb, Sharon's husband Phillip L. Johnson, granddaughter Eliza Tefft McNabb; her son Gilbert Patterson Church, Jr., his wife Barbara Sherman Church and grandson Ned Sherman Church. Winona's husband died in 1993. Known as Nonie, she...
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Brian F. Dougherty

September 15, 2017

Brian F. Dougherty, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Friday September 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a valiant three-year battle with cancer. He graduated from Brown Vocational School in 1958 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. He started working at Bear Alignment Center and then got his own business which was Brian and...
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Jerome Kenneth Skiles

September 14, 2017

Jerome Kenneth Skiles Jerome K. Skiles (Jerry) 86, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center on September 14, 2017. Jerry was born in Scottdale, PA on St. Patrick's Day to Marjorie Mullen and James Skiles. He graduated from Scottdale High School in 1949. Following high school, he served in the US Army until 1954. He later attended Palm Beach Jr....
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James Emmett Goode, Jr.

September 14, 2017

James Emmett Goode, Jr. James Emmett "Jim" Goode Jr of Wilmington died September 14, 2017. He was 84 years old. Jim was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Omaha High School, Nebraska in 1952. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1956. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, proudly...
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Jerome K. Skiles

September 14, 2017

Jerome K. Skiles (Jerry) 86, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center on September 14, 2017. Jerry was born in Scottdale, PA on St. Patrick's Day to Marjorie Mullen and James Skiles. He graduated from Scottdale High School in 1949. Following high school, he served in the US Army until 1954. He later attended Palm Beach Jr. College in Lake Park, FL,...
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John L. Highberger

September 13, 2017

John L. Highberger, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 13, 2017. Mr. Highberger was a graduate of Oakwood Friends School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the US Intrepid. He worked for many years as a lifeguard at the Jewish Community Center. He retired from Sears as a salesman. Throughout the years, Mr. Highberger volunteered at Mary Campbell Center...
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Betty M. Campanella

March 28, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Betty M. Campanella, age 83 of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a short and courageous battle with leukemia. Born on March 28, 1934 to Walter J. and Elsie V. (Hinton) Brown, Betty was the second of three children and the only daughter. She was raised in Holloway Terrace and enjoyed being in the...
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Barbara Bebe Shreffler

September 11, 2017

Barbara (Bebe) Ehlert Shreffler, age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Barbara was the daughter of the late Paul and Caroline Ussler Ehlert. She graduated from the Santa Rosa Hospital in 1943 and was commissioned as a 1st Lt. in the Army stationed at Brooks Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston...
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Harry Earl Hoopes

September 10, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Harry E. Hoopes announces his passing on Sunday, September 10, 2017, just days after celebrating his 99th birthday with his family. Harry was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry and Elsie Moore Hoopes. He was a member of the first graduating class of Pierre S. DuPont High School in 1936. Harry served in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific during...
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Paul H. Bartels

September 10, 2017

Paul H. Bartels, age 97, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017, just 11 days shy of his 98th birthday. He was a resident of Shipley Manor, where he enjoyed playing bingo and Wii bowling. Born in 1919 on a farm on Shipley Road, near Talleyville, Paul was the son of Robert and Margaret (Wiggins) Bartels. He attended a one-room school on Naaman's Road until 6th...
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Sara Gallo DeCecchis

September 10, 2017

Sara Gallo DeCecchis, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, peacefully passed away on September 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her children. Sara was born in 1928 to Louis Gallo and Lucy Albanese in Wilmington. Upon graduating from P.S. DuPont High School, Sara began her career as a teletype operator at the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company until she chose to stay at home and raise her children. Once...
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Kathleen E. Aikins

April 19, 1921 - September 8, 2017

Kathleen E. (Kae) McDonald Aikins, age 96, died peacefully on Friday September 8, 2017, at the Stonegates Health Care Center. She was born April 19, 1921 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Scottish immigrants Ewen and Annie McDonald. After completing nurse's training at the Grey Nun's Hospital in Regina, she enlisted in the Canadian Navy and served in Nova Scotia as a Navy Nurse. She returned...
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Mary Dora Babiarz

September 7, 2017

Mary Dora (Przybylek) Babiarz, age 86, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, after frequent illnesses this past year. She was born in 1930 to the late John and Winifred (Morris) Przybylek. Mary Dora graduated from Wilmington High School where she enjoyed learning French and German. Throughout the years she loved languages, always asking others how to say "Thank you" in...
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Gus Tom Costis

September 4, 2017

Gus Tom Costis, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on September 4, 2017 in the Wilmington Hospital. Gus was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Thomas and Alexandra Haleges Costis. He was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA and earned his B.A. from Duke University. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Gus was employed by the duPont Company in the...
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Walter William Brodzinski

September 3, 2017

Walter William Brodzinski, 84, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Chester, PA died peacefully on September 3, 2017. He was a graduate of St. James High School in Chester, PA. Walt started working immediately at Phoenix Steel in Claymont where he worked for 30 years before becoming Union President for local union 3182. He retired in 1987. He loved to travel, golf and enjoyed spending time...
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James Joseph Barbato

September 3, 2017

James J. (Bart) Barbato, age 59, of Hockessin, Del., passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Christiana Hospital after a brief illness. Jim was born in Wilmington, son of the late Joseph and Florence Unitowski Barbato. He graduated from St. Hedwig's Parochial School in 1973 and DelCastle Technical high School in 1977. He had a 30 year career in the appliance service industry, starting with...
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Rose Swire Simons

September 3, 2017

Rose Swire Simons of Landenberg, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford, PA at the age of 91. Born in Blackburn, England, to the late James and Mary Swire, she moved to the United States following her marriage in 1946. Rose is predeceased by her brothers Tom and Lionel Swire and her sister Jenny Carter. She is survived by her...
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Charles S. Horn III

September 1, 2017

Dr. Charles S. Horn III, age 84, passed away at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born in 1933 in Rehoboth, DE. The son of the late Charles S. Horn, Jr. and Allassie Blackwood Horn, family of the early founders of Rehoboth Beach. His grandfather, Charles S. Horn, Sr. moved to Rehoboth Beach in the 1880's. He was a prominent business man and proprietor of Horn's Pavilion and the...
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Charles S. Horn III

September 1, 2017

Dr. Charles S. Horn, III, age 84, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017. Dr. Horn was born in 1933 in Rehoboth, DE. The son of the late Charles S. Horn, Jr. and Allassie Blackwood Horn, family of the early founders of Rehoboth Beach. His grandfather, Charles S. Horn, Sr. moved to Rehoboth Beach in the 1880's. He was a prominent business man and proprietor...
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Herbert L. Snyder, Jr.

August 31, 2017

Herbert L. Snyder, Jr., age 91, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Claymont, Delaware, passed away on Thursday August 31, 2017 at Forwood Manor. Mr. Snyder was a WWII Army Veteran who served with the 38th Infantry Battalion 7th Armored Division in Germany and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in battle one month prior to the end of the war in Europe. He retired in 1987...
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Mary Rosanne Cristanetti

August 30, 2017

Mary Rosanne (Peiffer) Cristanetti, age 72, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Fostoria and Toledo, Ohio, and Padova, Italy, died suddenly at home on August 30, 2017. She was born, also at home, in New Riegel, Ohio, to Eugene and Rosemary (Christophory) Peiffer. Rosanne graduated from St. Wendelin High School in Fostoria, OH, Class of 1963. She enrolled at Mary Manse College in Toledo, OH...
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Mary Johnson

August 28, 2017

Mary Evelyn Cupery Johnson, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Mary was born to Nicholas & Jennie Cupery in 1927 in Friesland, WI. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Bob in 2013. Mary is survived by their 5 children – Robert W. Johnson, Jr. (Sheila) of Rockville, MD, Barbara Newcombe (David) of Cambridge,...
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Evelyn Ryan

August 28, 2017

Evelyn Ryan, age 96, passed peacefully in her sleep on August 28, 2017, at her residence at Arden Courts of Wilmington, Delaware. Evelyn was born in 1921 to Harry and Lillian Bair. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School, Wilmington, Delaware. In 1942, she married Albert Ryan, Jr., before he was deployed to serve in Alaska. After Albert's service, they bought a motel, Lake Ida Cabins, near...
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Margaret (Marge) Sachon Koch

August 28, 2017

Margaret (Marge) Sachon Koch, 99, formerly of Coaldale, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully in Wilmington, Delaware on August 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband David Koch. She is survived by a large, loving extended family who will miss her dearly.
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Michael Damien Sheehy

August 23, 2017

Michael D. Sheehy passed away peacefully in Christiana Hospital August 23, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Michael was born in Jacksonville, FL, the second of 10 children, to Edward and Rosemary Sheehy. In his younger years, he swam competitively for Holiday Hills Swim Club and excelled while attending Salesianum School. After achieving a "perfect" 1600 SAT score, he enrolled at LaSalle College...
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Ruth H. Gooding

August 23, 2017

Ruth Gooding age 93 of Wilmington Delaware passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017 Ruth was born in 1923 and was the daughter of Mary Soloway Hill and Water W. Hill of Smyrna. She graduated from John Bassett Moore High School (salutatorian) in 1941. Ruth then entered the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia graduating in 1944. In 1948 she married James A. Gooding. Ruth...
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Robert P. Baldwin

August 21, 2017

Robert "Penn" Baldwin passed away at the age of 60 on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Christiana Hospital with his family by his side. Penn was born in June of 1957, to Jane Hollingsworth and the late Robert Baldwin Sr. He grew up and resided in the Centreville, Delaware area his entire life. Penn was extremely mechanically inclined and worked as a Foreman at Honda East Yamaha for over 20 years....
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Saraswathi Talupula

August 19, 2017

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Raymond S. Babiarz, Sr.

August 19, 2017

Raymond Stanley Babiarz, Sr., age 100, of Glen Mills, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Rose Court, Maris Grove on Saturday August 19, 2017. Born in Wilmington, DE, Raymond was the son of the late Ludwig and Catherine Babiarz. Raymond graduated from Wilmington High School and Drexel University with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Post-graduation he went to work at...
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Jean Sanders

August 16, 2017

Jean Sanders, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at The Lorelton in Wilmington, DE. Jean attended schools in Wilmington and later graduated from James H. Groves High School. Jean was a full-time mother and homemaker. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who cherished the times she spent caring for the grandchildren when they were young. Jean was an...
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Patricia Walters

August 15, 2017

Patricia Walters died peacefully on August 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Born on March 15, 1932, in Baltimore, Maryland, Pat was the only child of the late Joseph Kennedy Walters and Mildred Fillmore Walters. After graduating from The Tatnall School and attending the University of Delaware, Pat earned a B.S. degree in accounting from San Diego State University in 1977. Ultimately...
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Margaret Ann Deaton

August 13, 2017

Margaret Ann Deaton, 90, of Claymont, DE, passed away peacefully at Churchman's Village on Sunday August 13, 2017. Born in Matewan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Deaton and Cora Gross Deaton Murphy. Margaret came to Claymont in 1943 and retired from the DuPont Company after many years of service. During retirement, she enjoyed working in her yard. Margaret is survived by...
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Paul E. Baker

January 16, 1924 - August 11, 2017

Paul Baker, age 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017. Paul was born on January 16, 1924 in the coal mining town of Tower City, Pa. He graduated from Tower City High School and went on to attend Kutztown State College. He served honorably in the United States Army in both World War II and the Korean War and was a 72 year continuous member of American Legion Post 468...
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Martha Anne Caroline Verge du Pont

August 8, 2017

Our beloved Martha Anne Caroline Verge du Pont (Muffin) passed away peacefully in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was born in Long Beach California to Martha Anne Caroline Verge (Bready) and William Earnest Verge. Her father was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, veteran of WWII and had a long career in the Navy, reaching the rank of Rear...
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Aaron Norman Silverman

August 5, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Aaron Norman Silverman Aaron N. Silverman, 82, of Townsend, Delaware, passed away on August 8, 2017. Aaron was born on August 5, 1935 in Lewiston, Maine, son to the late Benjamin and Mary Silverman (Tremblay). Aaron attended Lewiston High School and Babson College (Wellesley, MA). On August 7th, Aaron celebrated 41 years of marriage to the love of his life, Doris J. Silverman (Tardif). ...
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Dana Jay Schowe

August 6, 2017

Dana Jay Schowe, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Alexander Schowe, and the proud father of Jennifer and Mara Schowe, passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dana and his wife resided in Chadds Ford, PA, but spent a significant amount of time at the Schowe Heritage Farm in Indiana, and at the Alexander Camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Dana was a graduate of Purdue University, in West...
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Beverly Ann Stover

August 5, 2017

Beverly Ann Stover, 90, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away at Kendal at Longwood on Saturday August 5, 2017. Beverly was a graduate of Robinson (Kansas) High School and attended San Francisco State University. She was a member of the Ocean Reef and Wilmington Country Clubs. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Raymond Stover. Survivors include her children Robert Marc (Jane) of Chadds...
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Francis McCormack

August 4, 2017

Francis McCormack, age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017. Francis was born in Newburgh, NY and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy High School, where he excelled as a member of the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. He then served his country from 1941-1945 honorably during WWII in the United States Navy on the USS Santa Fe (CL-60) in the...
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Phyllis R. Conner

August 4, 2017

Phyllis Scrivner Conner Phyllis passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017. She was born and raised in Berea, Ky. She moved to Arden, Delaware in 1958 where she resided with her husband of 61 years, Charles"Chuck"Conner. Phyllis was a dedicated teacher of young children and school administrator. She began her teaching career in the early sixties with the Head Start program. She was...
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John Watson Christie, Jr.

August 3, 2017

John Watson Christie, Jr. died August 3, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1926 to John W. Christie and Ruth Tracy Bigelow Christie. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Wilmington in 1931 when his father became the Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. John graduated from West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland in 1944 and spent...
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Dale C. Blomstrom

August 3, 2017

Dale C. Blomstrom, age 89, of Talleyville (Wilmington), DE, died on August 3, 2017, at home. Dale was born in Lincoln, NE, son of the late Andrew and Jeanne Cutts Blomstrom. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS in chemical engineering and from the University of Illinois with a PhD in chemistry. After service in the US Army Chemical Corps, his career was in the Central...
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Susan Frances Mercogliano

August 2, 2017

Susan Frances Mercogliano, age 62, of Salisbury, Maryland died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, with peace in her heart and her favorite things, her stuffed animal and purse in her arms. Susan was nurtured by a loving and enthusiastic family of caregivers for 39 years at Holly Center where she grew to be as fulfilled with purpose, promise and hope as any of us might aspire. Born in Washington,...
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Kenneth Emil Trelenberg

August 1, 2017

Kenneth Emil Trelenberg, age 92, of Wilmington Delaware, formerly of Romulus, Michigan died peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 1, 2017. Ken was born in 1925 in Detroit, the son of Emil and Emma Trelenberg. He had four siblings including a twin sister. Ken grew up on the family farm in Romulus just outside of Detroit. He graduated first in his class from Romulus High School,...
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Doris Ruth Jimenez

August 1, 2017

Doris Ruth (Ekle) Jimenez, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Newark Manor nursing home. Doris was born in Ulm, Germany, the daughter of the late Karl and Ruth Hearns Ekle. Doris was a homemaker and loved gardening. In addition to her parents, Doris is predeceased by her late husband of 52 years, Miguel who passed in 2006. She is survived by her son, Miguel ...
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Raymond F. Bree

July 30, 2017

Raymond F. Bree, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully after a long and fulfilling life on Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born in the Bronx, NY, the youngest of 5 children. Raymond married Patricia sixty one years ago and raised a family of 6 children with great integrity and love. Ray and Pat were a model of strength and their commitment to marriage was a joy to watch. Pat...
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S. Maynard Turk

July 29, 2017

The Turk family mourns the passing of our husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather at the age of 91 on July 29, 2017. He was a humble man from rural Roanoke County Virginia. He served in the Army twice, once during WW II and again during the Korean Conflict. The GI Bill allowed him to attend Roanoke College and scholarships took him through Washington & Lee University Law School. He...
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Winifred S. Beatty

July 28, 2017

Winifred S. Beatty of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2017. She was 81. Mrs. Beatty was the daughter of the late Carrel Wesley Skeen and Mary Gladys Skeen Gordon of New Castle, Delaware. Born in Raleigh, NC, she was the eldest of four children. Win graduated from William Penn High School in New Castle, where her family belonged to historic New Castle Presbyterian...
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Lucille M. Greth

July 25, 2017

Lucille M. Greth, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at her home on July 25, 2017. She was a graduate of Wilson High School in Reading, PA and graduated from the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1951. Before her retirement, she was a nurse for many years. Lucille served on the Junior Board of Christiana Hospital, member of and former treasurer of the Delaware Federation of...
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Margaret C McDevitt

February 22, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Margaret Curtin McDevitt Age 85 Glen Mills Margaret "Peggy" Curtin McDevitt passed away on July 24, 2017. Born in Reading, PA in 1932, Peggy was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Curtin. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, godmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Peggy was a woman of faith with an infectious smile and a vibrant personality....
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Julia Decker

July 3, 1929 - July 23, 2017

Julia Berghuys Decker, 88, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin died peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Julia was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived her long life in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Virginia and finally Delaware. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold Decker. She is survived by her 5 children Carol (Charlie) Gawthrop of Hockessin, Nancy (Bob)...
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Joe Robert Pierce

July 22, 2017

Joe Pierce of Wilmington, Delaware died peacefully on July 22, 2017. He had a very aggressive cancer. He is survived by his wife Lynne and a brother in Missouri. Before his retirement, he worked as a bread delivery man. He will be buried as a veteran. We all pray that he found God before he died. Good bye Joe.
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Bettie Phillips

January 29, 1922 - July 22, 2017

Bettie Marie Neckar Phillips was born January 29, 1922 and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, with her three siblings, Mary Jane, Bud, and Jay. Her father owned a Harley Davidson dealership in Terre Haute. She passed away on July 22, 2017. Bettie was an independent woman, ahead of her time. After high school, she attended Indiana State University and secretarial school. Her secretarial and...
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Julia Berghuys Decker

July 22, 2017

Julia Berghuys Decker, 88, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin died peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Julia was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived her long life in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Virginia and finally Delaware. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold Decker. She is survived by her 5 children Carol (Charlie) Gawthrop of Hockessin, Nancy (Bob)...
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Hugh M. Mahaffy

July 21, 2017

Hugh M. Mahaffy Age: 95, Wilmington Devoted father and loving husband On Friday, July 21, 2017 Hugh M. Mahaffy died from injuries incurred in an accidental fall. Hugh was pleased to note that he was a fourth generation Wilmingtonian and had effectively lived in only two houses during his life. He attended Tower Hill School where he played all sports but most notably football. ...
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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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John Alvin Simms

July 12, 2017

John Alvin Simms, age 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Maris Grove Rose Court in Glen Mills, PA, on July 12, 2017, of progressive supranuclear palsy. John was the first son of Nellie Corn Simms and John Colbert Simms, Ph.D., of Dahlonega, GA and Roanoke, VA, now deceased. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 2, 1931 while his father was attending Case Western Reserve...
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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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