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Mary Theresa Petit de Mange

January 18, 2017

Mary Theresa Petit de Mange, age 89, wife of Bill Petit de Mange with whom she shared 60 years of happy marriage, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mary was born on December 24, 1927, to the late Thomas and Mary McKeown and grew up in her beloved Fisher's Corner, PA. Mary graduated from Media High School in 1945. She was employed by the United States Navy at the Naval Shipyard in...
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Elvie Elizabeth Albanese

January 17, 2017

Elvie Elizabeth Albanese - Age 77 Elvie Elizabeth Albanese, age 77, of Milford, Delaware, while surrounded by family, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. Elvie was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to the late Elvie Elizabeth and Hugh Morris Sr. Elivie was married for 47 years to the love of her life, the late Thomas J....
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Robert "Bob" Dickerson

January 16, 2017

Robert "Bob" Dickerson passed away on January 16th at the age of 93. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Eleanor R. Dickerson, his parents Leslie D. and Vera K. Dickerson, his son Wayne R. Hutchins and grandson Gerald H. Winnington, Jr. Bob was born in Glassboro, NJ, graduated from P S DuPont HS and attended the University of Delaware. He served in the Marines during WWII as a...
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Kevin Michael Cox

January 16, 2017

Kevin Michael Cox, age 44, of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Wheatfield Drive, Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017. Kevin was born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE, as well as, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. He is survived by his beloved Son, Kameron Michael Koehler of Ladson, SC; Parents, Albert...
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William J. Wier, Jr.

January 15, 2017

William J. Wier, Jr. Age 81 * Wilmington Bill died in Wilmington Hospital on Sunday January 15, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was the son of the late William J. Wier, Sr. and Helen Millard Wier. After Wilmington Friends School, Bill graduated from Colgate University and Yale Law School. He worked in DuPont Legal Department and with the US Attorney. He continued in private practice...
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Marion H. Abbott

September 15, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Marion H. Abbott passed away peacefully on January 15, 2017 at Manor Care after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Marion was born on September 15, 1924 in Wilmington, DE. She worked all her adult life at DuPont Edgemoor Plant and was secretary to the plant manager. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church and served as a Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, the Altar Guild...
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Joan Tsakiris Hondry

January 15, 2017

On January 15, 2017, Joan Tsakiris Hondry, age 85, was reunited with the love of her life, John V. Hondry, with whom she shared 48 happy years of marriage, before his death in 2004. Joan was born in January of 1932 to the late Stratos and Mary (Mandakos) Tsakiris in New York, NY and at the age of 9 moved with her family to Baltimore, MD. Joan graduated from Forrest Park High School in...
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Louis Edwin Moser

January 14, 2017

Louis Edwin Moser passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1928. He was a long time resident of Wilmington and most recently of Wilmington, Delaware. Lou was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and Brown Prep School. He attended Goldey College until he was drafted. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in Germany....
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Cornelia Stabler Canby

January 13, 2017

Cornelia Stabler Canby, (Cornie) longtime resident of Stonegates, Greenville, Delaware died Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late W. Laird and Jane Ramsay Stabler. She graduated from The Baldwin School and attended Sarah Lawrence College. Her college years were cut short when she travelled cross country to San Diego to marry her fiancé, naval...
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Mary Finlay Rickert

January 13, 2017

Mary Finlay Rickert, 83, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, surrounded by three generations of her loving family. Mary was born in New York City to Bridget (Brick) Finlay of County Kerry, Ireland and Edward Finlay of County Offaly, Ireland. After losing her mother at a young age she was raised by the nuns at St. Michael's Orphanage on Staten Island, of whom she often spoke...
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Shirley Ewald Vaillancourt

January 13, 2017

Shirley Ewald Vaillancourt of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on January 13, 2017 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born in Wethersfield, CT where she married Joseph A. Vaillancourt, her husband of forty years who passed away in 1987. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Shirley enjoyed bowling and playing bridge. She loved the beach and made...
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James "Jim" Mason

January 10, 2017

James (Jim) Mason, age 76, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his home. Jim was a long term employee of Hi-Way Inn in Wilmington. He is survived by his brother Morris Mason of Wilmington. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Forgotten Cats Inc., Suite 422, 4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807.
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Santanu Muhiri

January 9, 2017

Funeral Service at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am.
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William F. Lalor

January 8, 2017

William F. Lalor, age 90, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood after a brief illness. Bill was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Vincent and Gertrude Lalor. Upon graduation from Bloomfield High School Bill spent two years in military service with the US 8th Army Air Corp., serving in...
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Clair V. Frank

January 7, 2017

Clair V. Frank, 89, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017. He was born in Philipsburg, PA and was raised in Osceola Mills. Clair was a US Army veteran, serving in Japan with MacArthur's "White Glove" unit. When Clair moved to Wilmington, he worked for Brosius & Smedley before opening his own flooring store. Clair cherished his family and friends with all his heart. He enjoyed the...
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Mildred Janet Games

January 3, 2017

Mildred Janet (nee Miller) Games, age 100 of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice in the St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born in Wilmington, DE, Mildred was the daughter of the late Garnett Miller and Jeanette (Davidson) Miller. She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1934 and Goldey-Beacom College. Mildred was an executive...
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Bohuslawa "Bushka" Bass

January 3, 2017

Bohuslawa Z. P. Bass, "Bushka", age 91, passed away on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at her residence in Kennett Square, PA. Bushka was born in Poland in 1925. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Leon Zabko Potapovich and Natalie Petriv. At the start of the Second World War the family, including her brother Bogdan, moved to Germany to escape the Soviets. In 1947 the family immigrated to the USA and...
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Dorothy Elizabeth (Libby) Fay

January 3, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Fay (Libby) of Sharpley, Wilmington, passed away quietly on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Wilmington Hospital at the age of 95. She was born in 1921 in Sewickley, PA to David L. See and Margaret (McClure) See. She received a B.S. from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and was an analytic chemist at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh and at DuPont in Fairfield,...
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Lucille Protack

January 2, 2017

Lucille Protack, age 87 of New Castle, Delaware, passed away on Monday, January 02, 2017 at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Delaware after a twelve-year struggle with Dementia and numerous chronic illnesses. Lucille was the daughter of the late Frank Forrest and Pearl Dodson Forrest. Her humble beginnings in Monticello, Arkansas gave way to service in the US Navy, raising a strong...
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Eleanor M. McMahon

January 2, 2017

Eleanor Maria (Qualey) McMahon, 92, died in Cary, N.C. on January 2, 2017 after a long illness. A long-time Delaware resident, Eleanor was pre-deceased in death by her husband of 70 years, Joseph P. McMahon in June of 2015. Eleanor was born in Essex CT and raised in Kearny and Harrison, NJ. She lived a full life, focused on her loving and lasting marriage to Joe and her selfless concern for...
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Nicholas Anthony Baldini

January 1, 2017

Nicholas Anthony Baldini Sr., age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in New Castle, DE on January 30, 1924, he was the son of the late llario and Marietta (Casalena) Baldini. He was a brother to two sisters, Ann Baldwin and Dora Episcopo, and a brother to the late Angelo Baldini. Nicholas was inducted into WWII on February 18, 1943,...
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Laura Darden Paolin

December 27, 2016

Laura Darden Paolin, age 94, peacefully passed away at Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Mrs. Paolin was born in La Paz, Mexico and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mariana Mendoza Rountree. For several years, she was employed as an executive secretary and then as a loving homemaker caring for her family. Mrs. Paolin was predeceased by her...
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Jerry Jefferson Thompson

December 27, 2016

Jerry Jefferson Thompson of Hockessin, Delaware, was born May 17, 1925 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of the late Lawrence Lee and Mary Ruby (Farris) Thompson. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy, earned a master's degree in physics at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and worked as a research scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago and for the E.I. DuPont Company. He...
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Lillian Marie "Mimi" Slayton

December 27, 2016

L. Marie "Mimi" Slayton, 90, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Myerstown, PA, died of complications of Alzheimer's on December 27, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at the Kutz Home in Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Slayton, Jr. The daughter of the late Rose (Switay) and Earl R. Stitzel, she was born in Shillington, PA. Mimi spent her childhood in Myerstown, PA...
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Bernice Elaine Jones

December 26, 2016

Bernice Elaine Jones, age 84, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Monday December 26, 2016 in Christiana Care - Wilmington Hospital. Bernice was educated in the Wilmington area schools. She was a domestic worker for several households in Wilmington, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Bernice was a member of the Claymont Community Senior Center where she traveled to many eateries and casinos up and down...
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Helen Elizabeth (Stang) Dennison

December 26, 2016

Helen Elizabeth (Stang) Dennison, age 68, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, December26th, 2016, with her family by her side, after a brave and relentless battle with cancer. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florence (Wallace) Stang of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. Helen moved to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 when she married her college...
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Elaine Houser

December 23, 2016

Elaine Houser, age 97 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at her Shipley Manor residence. She was born and raised in Wilmington, DE , the daughter of the late William and Bessie Southgate. Bobbie, as she was known to everyone was a graduate of Wilmington High School and Beacom Business College. She worked for DuPont and the City of Wilmington. In 1945...
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Pauline Grace Selvaggio

December 22, 2016

Pauline Grace Selvaggio, age 97, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, on December 22, 2016 at Shipley Manor in Wilmington, Delaware. Growing up during the depression, Pauline sacrificed a formal education to work for her family. However, she later studied at the "University of Life" where she majored in "loving perfection" and graduated with the highest possible honors. She then...
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Ellen Kusik

December 20, 2016

Ellen Kusik, age 92, of Wilmington, DE died peacefully on December 20, 2016. Throughout her life, Ellen was a devout Christian in thought, word and deed. She believed in the inherent value of all God's people and practiced that daily in her kindness and generosity towards others. She especially loved children and animals—often bringing those in need of extra care or nourishment into her...
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Marion M. Allison

December 18, 2016

Marion Murphy Allison, 90 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2016 at Forwood Manor. Born and raised in Wilmington, the daughter of the late John and Viola Murphy, she was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School class of 1944. Marion worked for the Wilmington Trust Co., then went on to devote much of her life to volunteering for organizations such as the Red Cross and...
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Rayman Michael Hendricks

December 17, 2016

R. Michael Hendricks, formerly of Wilmington, DE, born in Salt Lake City, UT, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 79 on Saturday December 17th in Kennett Square, PA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marilyn Nugent Hendricks of Kennett Square, PA; son R. Matthew Hendricks of Wilmington, DE and grandson Rayman A. Hendricks, II of Prescott, AZ. Mike was born in Salt...
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Joyce Joann Idzik

December 17, 2016

Joyce Joann Idzik of Chadds Ford, PA passed away at the age of 87 alongside her three loving children on December 17, 2016. Joyce was born in Oak Park, IL as an only child to the late Amanda and Emil Hoppensteadt. She was a devoted and caring wife to John Joseph Idzik for 61 years until his passing in December of 2013. Joyce is survived by her three children Dr. Cynthia Lynn Idzik-Starr (husband...
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Lakshmisri C Chatterjee

December 17, 2016

Lakshmisri Chakraborty Chatterjee, 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on December 17, 2016. Born in Calcutta, India, to the late Ramesh C. and Juthika Chakraborty, Lakshmi grew up in New Delhi, India before marrying Ashoke Chatterjee and moving to Chattanooga, TN in 1971. After completing a Master's Degree in Sociology from Emory University, she worked...
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Mary M. Merlonghi

December 16, 2016

Mary M. Merlonghi, age 93 of Wilmington, Delaware died on December 16, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Merlonghi was predeceased by her husband Louis, her mother Concetta, father Angelo, her brothers Tony and Henry Stenta and her Uncle Rocco Stenta. She is survived by her 3 sons; Michael, Stephan and Gary Merlonghi, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Merlonghi...
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Edward R. Kowalski

December 15, 2016

Edward R. Kowalski, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, died suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Edward was the son of the late Edward J. Kowalski and Madeline Melson Kowalski. He graduated from Browns Vocational School and took various courses. He was also a veteran of the US Army. Eddie worked at many different jobs throughout his life and after his retirement he worked as a security guard. He was...
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Hope Remsen Yerkes

December 15, 2016

Hope Remsen Yerkes, age 69, passed away on Wednesday December 15, 2016, after a long battle with COPD (don't smoke kids). Hope attended Tatnall while living in Wilmington. Previously working at the Delaware Learning Center (now the Centreville School), she retired from Winterthur after more than 25 years there. She is survived by her daughter Susan "bunni" Bodan, grandchildren Amber, Brett...
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Richard Stephani

December 13, 2016

Richard M Stephani, 89, Dec 13, 2016 of Kennett Square, PA. Formerly of Florida, Texas, Kansas, and Glen Riddle, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia and daughter Candy (Ralph Steinberg). Survived by daughter Pamela (Richard Morelli). He died peacefully at home with family and friends and his beloved cat, Buffy by his side. Mr. Stephani worked as a Mechanical Engineer for...
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Florence "Kathy" Richardson

December 13, 2016

Florence Kathryn "Kathy" Richardson, 57, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on December 13, 2016 at Wilmington Hospital. Kathy was born in Wilmington, the youngest child of Jim and Anna Harrold. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Her various occupations were, Continental Insurance Company, Acme Markets, Waitressing and Lehane's Bus Service. The loves of Kathy's life...
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C. Richard Orth, Sr.

December 13, 2016

C. Richard Orth, Sr. of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in 1939, Dick attended school in Wilmington before graduating from St. Andrews School in Middletown. He then went on to get his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. After working as an engineer for several years, Dick then became the...
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Vincent E. Morgan, Sr.

December 11, 2016

Vincent E. Morgan, Sr., age 91, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of West Hempstead, NY, passed away on December 11, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was a graduate from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and was employed as a mechanical engineer for Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, Long Island, NY for 38 years. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASTME)...
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Hansaben M. Patel

December 11, 2016

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm on Thursday December 15, 2016 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may visit from 3 to 4 pm.
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Thomas C. Sygowski

December 10, 2016

Thomas C. Sygowski, age 65, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Friday December 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his soulmate and wife of 37 years Linda (Archangelo) Sygowski, his mother Marjorie (Stevens) Sygowski, nephews Charles and Steven Sygowski (Jennifer), great-niece Sarah and great-nephew Jonathan as well as his sisters-in-law and several cousins. ...
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Rita J. (Talarowski) Francisco

December 8, 2016

Rita J. (Talarowski) Francisco, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday December 8, 2016. She was the daughter of Aloysius and Lucille (Rosiak) Talarowski, and the sister of Al Talarowski, Francis Talarowski and Dorothy Williams who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her great granddaughter Kristina Jane Francisco. Rita attended St. Hedwig Catholic School and...
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Douglas Eugene "Gene" Robinson

December 7, 2016

Douglas Eugene Robinson "Gene, age 87, of Hockessin, DE died on December 7, 2016. He was born and raised in Chesapeake City, MD. Gene proudly served in the United States Navy and worked at Sears Roebuck and Company until his retirement. Gene is predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Services will be private.
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Joan Elizabeth Homan

December 7, 2016

Joan Elizabeth Homan, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 7, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Joan graduated from Sanford Preparatory School in the Spring of 1954. She was on a scholarship for field hockey, and she was the class "gavel girl" in her senior year. She attended classes in Munich and Parish in 1954 and 1955. Joan earned her BS in Education in 1959 from the University...
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Elizabeth Blair Nowland

December 5, 2016

Elizabeth Blair Nowland, age 50, of Wilmington, DE, died Monday, December 5th, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. Blair was born in Wilmington to the late Philip J. and Sandra Robertson Nowland Tisdall. She was a graduate of Tower Hill School and she earned her BA and Masters in Education, both from University of Delaware. Blair was a second grade school teacher at the Lancashire...
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Roberta Jolene Williams

December 5, 2016

Roberta Jolene Williams, 77, of Kennett Square, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016 at the Neighborhood Health Impatient Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was born in Denver, Colorado to Mac and Marjorie Rogers. Roberta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, interior design and dance, but most of all she loved her family dearly. She...
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Ella Rebecca "Becky" Woodward

December 5, 2016

Becky died on December 5, 2016, at Forwood Manor after a short illness. She was born in 1915 in Linkwood, Maryland, the daughter of Meta and Howard LeCompte. Becky was married to Carl J. Woodward for 59 years before his death in 1993. Many will remember Becky for her passionate love of children. In addition to her own, she was always ready to take in and care for nieces, nephews, and...
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Louzetta Schafer Lower Morris

December 5, 2016

Louzetta Schafer Lower Morris, 96, was called Home to God on December 5, 2016 following a short illness. Louzetta was born in Worchester, Massachusetts and moved as a young child to Delaware, where she became a beloved and devoted Delawarean for the remainder of her life. Louzetta was raised in Wilmington and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach. Louzetta graduated from P.S. du Pont High...
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Walter Frederick Lahvis MD

December 4, 2016

Walter Frederick Lahvis MD passed away December 4, 2016 after a fall in his home on Thanksgiving. Walter aka Fritz was born the son of Paul and Hildegard Lahvis in Gowanda, New York where he attended public schools. In 1952 he earned a BA degree from Hamilton College where he graduated with honors in Chemistry. In 1956 he received his MD degree from Syracuse University and took a rotating...
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Gisele Blondel-Parachini

July 4, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Gisele Blondel-Parachini was born in Normandy, France on July 4, 1925. She peacefully departed this life while at home on Sunday, December 4, 2016 as she was surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren. Gisele was a nurse in France and came to the United States in the early 1960's with her husband, Henry. Henry came to work for the Copeland family, related to the DuPont's. He was the family...
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Leonore M. DeCarli-Ginsberg

December 3, 2016

Leonore M. DeCarli-Ginsberg, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York, NY, passed away on Saturday December 3, 2016 at Shipley Manor in Wilmington. Born in Plymouth, MA in 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Fiocchi) DeCarli. Leonore graduated from Plymouth High School, Class of 1944, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Syracuse University in 1948. ...
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Elizabeth C. Taylor

November 30, 2016

Elizabeth C. Taylor (Betty), age 95, of Wilmington, DE died on November 30, 2016 at the Broadmeadow Nursing Home in Middletown. Betty attended St. Anthony's Church, St. Thomas School, and Wilmington High School. She worked for Bell Telephone and ICI as an operator. She enjoyed family & friends, ceramics, embroidery, golf, and the beach. She loved spending her summers in Broadkill Beach, DE...
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Richard M. Knee

November 29, 2016

Richard M. Knee, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Dick was born in Altoona, PA to the late Edward H. Sr. and Anna B. Knee. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Francis University, Loretto, PA in 1952 and earned his masters degree from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN in 1954. Dick worked for the DuPont Company from 1954 to...
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Harry A. Adams

November 27, 2016

Harry A. Adams, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Harry was born in Gargatha, VA to the late Chauncey J. and Ruby K. Adams. He graduated from Claymont high School in 1942. He then proceeded into the military and was a Private First Class in the USMC. He was on the original charter for Hall-Burke VFW on Philadelphia Pike. In 1969 he retired from the Wilmington...
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Anne B. Abbitt

November 26, 2016

Anne B. Abbitt died on November 26, 2016 at Cokesbury Village. She was born in Victoria, VA. After graduation from West Hampton College of the University of Richmond in 1949, she taught school until she married the boy next door………they celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary this past June. She enjoyed playing tennis and developed many friends through the game. She is survived by her...
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John Ely (Sandy) Riegel

December 11, 1938 - November 26, 2016

John Ely Riegel (Sandy), of Montchanin DE and Fishers Island NY, died peacefully in Wilmington Delaware on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Born December 11, 1938, Sandy was the son of the late Edith duPont and Richard Eveland Riegel. He attended Tower Hill School, the Lawrenceville School, the Watkinson School and the University of Delaware. Sandy also served four years in the United States Navy...
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Colwyn Samuel Krussman

November 25, 2016

Colwyn Samuel Krussman, 81, passed away peacefully, on November 25, 2016, at The Lorelton, Wilmington, Delaware. Sam was a native Wilmingtonian, born in February 1935. He was son of the late Waldemar and Charlotte (Cochrane) Krussman. He graduated from Wilmington High School, and received his Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Delaware. Sam was awarded a Fulbright...
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Michael B. Kavanaugh

July 20, 1947 - November 23, 2016

Michael B. Kavanaugh passed away peacefully in his sleep on November the 23, 2016 in the early morning the day before Thanksgiving. "Uncle" Michael, aka "Houdini" (from the official records of The Yard) was born in Wilmington DE, on July 20, 1947 to the late Gerard P and Ann B Kavanaugh. Mike graduated from Christ Our King, Salesianum (class of '66), University of Delaware, and University of...
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Evelyn Lena (Verdette) Campbell

November 23, 2016

Evelyn Lena (Verdette) Campbell, age 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Green Bay, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Arden Courts in Wilmington. In 1941, Evelyn graduated third in her class from West High School in Green Bay. She also graduated as a registered nurse from the Kahler Hospitals School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota in 1946. Evelyn was a loving...
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Daniel T. Cetola

November 23, 2016

Daniel T. Cetola, age 29, passed away on November 23, 2016. He was the beloved son of Joanne Lombardi and Thomas A. Cetola. Services will be private. Contributions in his name to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
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Richard William Monnig

November 22, 2016

Richard William Monnig, age 72, of Wilmington, Delaware originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Tuesday November 22, 2016. Dick attended Elder High School where he graduated in 1962 and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati graduating in 1966. He was a proud member of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Happily retired for 23 years after working as a Sales Executive for the...
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Robert E. "Bob" Poppitt

November 21, 2016

Robert E. Poppitt, 89, passed away peacefully, on November 21, 2016 at Manor Care Foulk Road. Bob was a native Wilmingtonian, born on January 8, 1927. He was the son of the late Alfred and Louise (Alwell) Poppitt. He graduated from Wilmington High School and attended The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. It was shortly after High School that he joined the United States Navy and...
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Frank W` Lennox

November 20, 2016

Frank W. Lennox, age 73, passed away suddenly on November 20, 2016 at the Manor Care facility in north Wilmington where he was undergoing rehabilitation following a car accident in September. Frank was the son of Alan R. Lennox (who preceded him in death) and Edith D. Lennox, the brother of Barbara L. Higgins and Anne L. Parlin, and the brother-in-law of James K. Higgins and C. Christopher...
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Betty J. Carota

November 18, 2016

Betty J. Carota, age 89, of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully of natural causes on November 18, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Frank and Androviki James, Betty met and married her first husband, Philip Manos in Boston, MA while attending Boston University. Betty graduated with an advanced degree in education and taught at the high school level briefly before relocating to...
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Virginia Lawton "Ginger" Hudson

November 18, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" Lawton Hudson, age 66, of Wilmington went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday November 18, 2016. Ginger graduated from Brandywine High School in Wilmington in 1968. She attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (I.U.P) in Indiana, PA. She was the owner and CEO of Ginger & Associates, Inc. in Wilmington for over 25 years. ...
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Velma Carolyn Taylor

November 17, 2016

Velma C. Taylor, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, died November 17, 2016. Velma was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor, Jr., and together they raised four daughters. Velma owned Taylor's Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, PA for 20 years. Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for shoe samples (4 – 4 1/2);...
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Velma Taylor

November 17, 2016

Velma C. Taylor, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, died November 17, 2016. Velma was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor, Jr., and together they raised four daughters. Velma owned Taylor's Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, PA for 20 years. Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for shoe samples (4 – 4 1/2);...
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Sandra K. Kitchen

April 13, 1939 - November 16, 2016

Sandra K. Kitchen, 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 after a short illness. She was born in Wilmington, DE, on April 13, 1939 to the late Walter and Wanda Staszczak. Sandra graduated with honors from Wilmington High School and went on to further her education at the University of Delaware, graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a degree in Business...
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John E. Owens

November 15, 2016

John Edward Owens, age 64, died November 15, 2016 John was preceded in death by his parents Clementine and William Owens, 3 sisters; Monica Owens, Brenda Armstrong and Myrtle Owens. He is survived by his wife Maria Ida Howard, brothers James Owens of Albany, NY, William Owens and his wife Teresa of Mattapan, MA, Lawrence Owens and his wife Patricia Patterson of Arlington, MA, Charles Owens of...
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Mary Frances Muncaster

October 13, 1922 - November 13, 2016

Mary Frances "Fran" Olsen Muncaster, age 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. Fran was born to the late Ralph B. and Elizabeth (English) Olsen on October 13, 1922, in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after birth, she moved with her family to Nutley, NJ, where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Nutley High School in 1940, and she...
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Ethel Bair Harshman

November 9, 2016

Ethel Bair Harshman, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 at Rose Court in Glen Mills, PA after a short illness. Ethel was born in 1925 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Harry and Lillian Bair. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked at Dravo Corporation as a draftswoman where she met her future husband, Roy R. Harshman, Jr. Ethel also...
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Maria M. Sweeney

November 8, 2016

Maria M. Sweeney, 91 years old of Wilmington, Delaware peacefully died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a brief illness. Maria was born in Warsaw, Poland to the late Basilius and Maria Kabanoff. She was educated in the field of medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria. She was a special education teacher in Delaware for many years. Maria enjoyed many years at...
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Pauline V. Maderich

November 5, 2016

Pauline V. Maderich passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016 at Rockland Place Assisted Living in Wilmington, DE. Pauline was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Cecil and Margaret MacDonald who predeceased her. Pauline received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano degree in 1949 from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh. She was an avid pianist and taught piano before she married. Pauline was a member of St...
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Walter A. Gregory

November 4, 2016

Walter A. Gregory, age 97, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday November 4, 2016. Born in Johnson City New York, Walter was the youngest of four boys to Stanley and Lula Gregory. Walter earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his Masters frm Iowa State, and Ph.D. from Cornell. During WW II, he worked at Oak Ridge Laboratory on a classified program as part of the Manhattan Project....
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Elizabeth M. Coyne

November 3, 2016

Elizabeth M. (nee Swanick) Coyne, age 86, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on November 3, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Coyne. A consummate mother and homemaker, family and friends were her passion and delight. Elizabeth was a devoted mother of Elizabeth M. (George) DeGeorge, Francis J. (Carolyn), Richard S. (Denise), Susan L. (Steven) Klammer and Martin J. (Heather). ...
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Donald Richard Scheibe

November 2, 2016

Donald Richard Scheibe, 78, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 2 at Foulk Manor South. Don was born in 1938 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Max and Hetty (Tressler) Scheibe. He graduated from West Chester High School in 1956 and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Don worked as a research technician for five years at DuPont and then 32 years...
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Dahyabhai Jivabhai Patel

November 2, 2016

Dahyabhai Jivabhai Patel, age 81, or Newark, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home & Crematory, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware 19707.
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William Budd Glenn, Jr.

October 31, 2016

Dr. William Budd Glenn, Jr. passed peacefully into eternity, after several years of dementia related conditions, on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Newark Manor in Newark, DE. He was 78 years old. Budd Glenn was born in 1938 in Tyrone, PA to William Budd Glenn. Sr. and Rosella Burwell Glenn. He graduated from Tyrone High School, went on to garner an undergraduate degree from Juniata College and...
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Nancy Tatnall Whipple

October 30, 2016

Nancy Tatnall Whipple, age 86, of Newark DE, died on Sunday October 30, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Nancy was a graduate of Alexis I duPont High School '47 and Bucknell University '51. She was involved with St. Barnabas Church choirs, former member of the Brandywiners, Mary Green Signers, Blue Rock Chorus, Northern Delaware Oratorio Society, and St. James Church (Stanton) choir. Nancy was...
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Joseph Edward Miller

October 30, 2016

Joseph Edward Miller, age 67, of Chadds Ford, PA, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at home surrounded by his family after a long fight with cancer. Joe was a Steamfitter out of Local 420, but considered himself a jack of all trades and master of none. He loved to shoot pool and was known as Little Joe on the Pro Billiards Tour. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sara ...
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Joseph Jack Kirkland

October 30, 2016

Dr. Joseph Jack Kirkland, age 91, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, October 30, 2016 after living a long and fruitful life. Jack was born in Winter Garden, Florida to Bertye and Joe Kirkland and moved with his family to Melbourne, Florida in 1940. Jack often reminisced about his childhood, recounting lots of fun memories with his loving younger sister, Joanne...
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Sara "Sally" Squires Weed

May 20, 1928 - October 30, 2016

Sara "Sally" Squires Weed passed away at age 88 at her home in Hockessin, Delaware on Sunday, October 30 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky to Elizabeth and Lombard Squires. Sally graduated from Westtown School in Westtown Pennsylvania in 1946 and from Wells College in Aurora New York in 1950. After graduation she took a job in her field until she...
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Evelyn T. Connor

October 29, 2016

Evelyn T. Connor, age 98, of Newark, DE passed away October 29, 2016. Evelyn, a lifelong Delawarean, grew up at Winterthur Farms and attended St Joseph's on the Brandywine, Alexis I Dupont High School and Goldey-Beacom College. Evelyn worked for Lloyd Walsh Jewelers. Her greatest joy was raising her family. She truly loved vacationing with her children and grandchildren. She was an...
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John J. McEvoy

October 24, 2016

John J. McEvoy passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 24, 2016 on his 91st birthday. He was born in 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and spent his childhood in St. Louis and later in Chicago. After graduating from Campion High School in 1943, he enlisted in the army to serve his country in WWII. As a member of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, he fought in one of...
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Bernard Albert Yemc

October 24, 2016

Bernie died on October 24, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice of St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware at the age of 87. He suffered from vascular dementia for over a decade and succumbed peacefully to his illness. The only son of Albert and Betty Yemc, of Grand Haven, Michigan, Bernie graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1946 and went on to study at Michigan State University and...
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Janet Carlson Twardowski

October 24, 2016

Janet Twardowski, 62, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was daughter of the late John and Dolores (Maillard) Carlson in Darby, Pennsylvania. Janet attended Notre Dame High School and received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical Community College. Janet was passionate about nursing and was known for her compassion at the bedside and her beautiful smile. Her...
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Anne P. Matthias

October 21, 2016

Anne P. Matthias passed away peacefully while she slept on Friday, October 21. Many from her family were with her throughout the week, along with her loving caretakers where she lived at Maris Grove. Anne was born in Takoma Park, Maryland to the late Raymond H. and Lucille R. Powell and was raised with her brother Don and sister Doris in rural Maryland. She was a star tennis player in...
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Margaret Penix Scott

October 20, 2016

Margaret Penix Scott (Muff) of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in Farmers, Kentucky, the daughter of Ann Young Penix and Benjamin Franklin Penix. She grew up in Kentucky, graduated from the University of Kentucky and received a Masters in Education from the University of Kentucky at the age of 20. She met her husband, Robert Bates Scott, Sr.,...
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Barbara W. Hall

October 20, 2016

Barbara W. Hall, Age: 80 Barbara W. Hall of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of the late Horace A. Wahl, Sr. and Theresa N. Wahl of Centerville, DE. Growing up in Wilmington, Barbara graduated from St. Paul's High School and then attended Goldey-Beacom College. Barbara retired from...
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Lillian T. Dean

October 20, 2016

Lillian T. (Collins) Dean, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Lillian was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She worked in various jobs, including insurance, real estate and medical offices while raising her family. Lillian was a long-time member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Lillian is predeceased by her brother, Jerome D. Collins and her...
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Clara K. Terris

October 19, 2016

Clara K. Terris, age 88, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2016. Clara was born in New York, NY and had been a resident of Wilmington, Delaware since 1959. She was the daughter of the late Kyriacos Kirifides and Georgia Kirifides Pappas. While in elementary school, she was known by her given Greek name Kalliope, until one day her...
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John Richard Fisher

October 18, 2016

John R. Fisher, 90, of Hockessin, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2016 with his family by his side after a series of health issues tied to advanced age. He was born in Buffalo, NY, one of two children born to Joseph and Genevieve Fisher. John was raised by his mother after his father passed away when he was 2 years old. He joined the Air Force during WWII at age17 and with the...
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Patricia M. Walbert

October 18, 2016

Patricia M. Walbert, at 77 years old, finally decided that it was time to stop the fight on October 18, 2016. Pat moved on to her next adventure, peacefully, from her home at Country House Retirement Community in Greenville, Delaware. During her final days, her husband, children and friends embraced her with an abundance of love and care, sharing memories, dreams and laughter. Pat was born...
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Robert G. Bolt

October 16, 2016

The Reverend Robert G. Bolt, 84 of Hockessin, DE died on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home in Cokesbury Village. Robert graduated from Westminster College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He started his ministry as the Assistant Pastor for Hebron U.P. Church of Penn Hills, PA; 1959-1963, and then served as the Organizing Pastor for Heritage U.P. Church of North Hills, PA; 1964-1968. In...
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Georgia Anastasakos

October 14, 2016

Georgia Anastasakos (Annos), of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday October 14, 2016. Georgia was born in Nazareth, PA in 1923. She graduated from Easton High School and, thereafter, from Churchman Business College (Easton, PA ) in 1943. Georgia retired from ICI America and continued working part-time for Wilmington Trust. She was a devoted mother and special "yiayia" to her...
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Genevieve Irene Lynch

October 13, 2016

Genevieve Irene (McWeeney) Lynch, 91, of Wilmington, Delaware died at home on October 13, 2016. Genevieve was survived by four children: Matthew J. Lynch, Jr. (Nancy) of Wilmington, Marianne White (Bennett) of Wilmington, Paul Lynch of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Kathleen Skibicki (David) of Wilmington. She was also survived by nine grandchildren: Lyn White, Mamie Voight, Kathleen Davis, Regina...
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Max M. Levy

October 12, 2016

Max M. Levy passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on October 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Melissa, a daughter, Elizabeth Gula (Jerry), a stepson, Don DeFord (Pamela), and four grandchildren, Reid DeFord (Lindsay), Madelyn DeFord, Max Gula, and Megan Gula. Max was born in Lake Charles, LA on February 1, 1926, the only child of Max M. Levy and Mathilde Kaufman, and raised in...
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Ruth Ann Baker

October 12, 2016

Ruth Ann Baker, age 90, of Wilmington passed away on October 12, 2016. She was a loving wife and mother. Ruth was a board member at the Mary Campbell Center and a volunteer for many other organizations. She is predeceased by her husband and three sisters. Ruth is survived by her children Cindy R. Baker of PA, Richard J. Baker, Jr. (Dianna) of DE and Robert W. Baker (Kathy) of TX and four...
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George Reid Cattermole

October 9, 2016

George Cattermole, age 75, of Wilmington DE passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Christiana Care of cardiovascular complications. His family was by his side. George was born and raised in Denver, Colorado graduating from Regis Jesuit High School. He attended The University of Santa Clara for one year; and returned to Colorado to graduate from The University of Colorado with a degree in...
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