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Alex Petro

May 19, 2016

Alex Petro, Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19th. Alex was born in Perth Amboy, NJ. Son of Ferencz Petro and Rozalia Petro née Szeli. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son Alex Petro, Jr. and grandson Cade of Tampa Bay, FL; daughters, Alison Petro of San Francisco, CA; and Tracy Werkley and grandson John V. of Wilmington, DE. Alex attended Perth Amboy High School. He...
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Loren Arthur Mays

May 19, 2016

Loren Arthur Mays, age 69, of Dover and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Loren was a heart transplant recipient nearly 12 years ago. He was the son of the late Harold and Mildred "Polly" Mays and brother to the late, Joel Mays. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University and Temple School of Pharmacy. Loren was one of the...
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Gloria C. Bruxelles

March 20, 1924 - May 19, 2016

Gloria Bruxelles, 92, of Hockessin, formerly of Winthrop, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Thursday May 19, 2016. Gloria was born on March 20, 1924 to the late Pascal and Agnes Bruxelles (Dunn) in East Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Girls High School of Boston in 1941. Gloria aided the WW II effort and joined what is now the Defense Logistics Agency as a civilian employee in...
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Ferne B. Harris

May 17, 2016

Ferne B. Harris, 94, of Newark, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on May 17, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Newark. She was born in St. Agatha, Maine. Ferne graduated from St. Agatha High School in 1939 and was the class Valedictorian. She went on to graduate from Bliss Business School in Lewiston, ME in 1940. She served in the United States Navy Waves during World War II. It was...
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John F. Whitney

May 14, 2016

John F. Whitney, 99, of Hockessin, formerly of Presque Isle, Maine, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington. John was a graduate of the University of Maine where he received his Bachelor's Degree and Cornell University where he received his PhD, he very much enjoyed his time at both. John was a life long student. He was always interested in learning, especially...
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Jane R. Pinkerton

May 12, 2016

Jane R. Pinkerton, age 78, formerly of Lititz, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE, early Thursday morning after battling a rare blood disorder and is now at home with the Lord. Born Jane Lois Risser in 1937 in Lititz, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Weaver) and Carl B. Risser of that town. She was a graduate of Lititz High School in 1955, and...
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Joyce A. Ruddick

May 12, 2016

Joyce A. Ruddick, age 87, of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Joyce was the daughter of Joseph and Mildred Chipman of Poland Spring, ME. She attended Gould Academy in Bethel, ME and received her BA in Mathematics from the University of Maine. After college she began work as an engineering assistant at General Electric in Pittsfield, MA. She married John R. Ruddick in April...
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F. Samuel Wilcox III

May 11, 2016

F. Samuel Wilcox, III passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 with his loyal, loving family by his side. He was 73 years young. Sam was born to the late Mary Elizabeth Stine Wilcox & Franklin Samuel Wilcox, Jr. on November 14, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Maureen Mulvena Wilcox; daughter Molly Robeson Wilcox; sons M. Christopher Viner & Ryan...
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Evelyn J. McCoy

May 9, 2016

Evelyn McCoy, 92, of Wilmington, died on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Kentmere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. Born and raised in Milford, Delaware, she graduated from Milford High School and worked as a hair dresser for many years. She enjoyed Wii Bowling and loved to play Bingo while a resident of Ingleside, where she resided for a number of years. She was an active member...
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Edwin Manning Stephenson

May 8, 2016

Edwin Manning Stephenson, age 90, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was born to parents Jubilee Smith Stephenson and Annie Hatcher Stephenson 1925 in Kite GA. Over the next few years, the family moved to Vidalia GA and finally settled in Mount Vernon GA. In 1943, Ed attended Georgia Tech through the Navy's V12 program. This program combined Military training with college classes to increase...
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Carol Ann (Few) Drass

May 7, 2016

Carol Ann (Few) Drass, age 62, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. Carol was the daughter of Geraldine Louise Wensing Few and the late Walter Few. She graduated from Brandywine High School in 1971. She worked as a teachers aid at several of the area schools. Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time at the beach. In addition to her...
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Mary Margaret Boyer

May 6, 2016

Mary C. Boyer, age 88, of Edina, MN, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2016 after a short illness. Mary was born in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950. After several years of working she joined the Maytag Company in Newton, Iowa as Director of Home Services. Mary led the development and launch of the first Maytag washing...
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John Dougherty, Jr.

May 6, 2016

John Joseph Dougherty, Jr. departed this life on Friday, May 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. John was born in Philadelphia, PA., the oldest child of the late Evelyn Curtin and John J. Dougherty, Sr. John, Jr. was a long time resident of Wilmington, DE and a member of Holy Rosary Parish for over 60 years. John was graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and attended Villanova University until he...
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Thomas "Jim" Walklett

May 3, 2016

Thomas "Jim" Walklett, 85, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Jim served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a ground radio operator. He had a long and successful career at DuPont until his retirement. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a co-founder of the Brandywine Little League which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Jim was a...
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Jeraldine Merlyn Shanessy Trabant

May 2, 2016

Jeraldine Merlyn Shanessy Trabant, age 92, died on May 2, 2016. When Jerry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1923, according to family lore there had never been a caesarian birth where both mother and child survived; however, Jerry and her mother, Julia Shanessy, thrived. Jerry's father, James Colmar Shanessy, was president of the barbers union and a lifelong labor leader. Jerry attended...
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Helen Durka Jezyk

May 1, 2016

Helen (Durka) Jezyk joined the love of her life, Stanley, in heaven on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born in 1921 to Helena (Przybysz) and John Durka in Wilmington, DE. She was the youngest of four children, was raised in Hedgeville on Van Buren Street and attended St. Hedwig's church and school. But out of necessity, she and her sister Mary needed to go to work at an early age because her father...
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Dean Clement Pappas

April 30, 2016

Dean Clement Pappas, 76, philanthropist and former CEO and chairman of Clement Pappas and Company, Inc., a South Jersey food processing company, died of pancreatic cancer on April 30, 2016 in Philadelphia. Mr. Pappas is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Zoe Sarbanes Pappas, his two children, Dimitri (Stephanie Marudas) and Aleni (Anthony Kyriakakis), and four grandchildren. Dean is also...
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Fleecie M. Dahl

April 28, 2016

Fleecie M. Dahl, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Waynesboro, VA, passed away on April 28, 2016. Fleecie was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed volunteering at the Emmanuel Dining Room and Methodist County House. She was an avid golfer for 30 years. She is predeceased by her husband Robert F. Dahl, brother James Arnold...
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Valerie J. Woods

April 26, 2016

Valerie J. Woods, age 83, of Claymont, passed away on April 26, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice in St. Francis Hospital. She was the daughter of J. Paul and Iola Doris Stafford. After her mother's death at an early age, Valerie was lovingly raised by Mary Jane Stafford, her second mother. Valerie graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1950 and went on to obtain her teaching...
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Lisa Dean Moseley

April 25, 2016

Lisa Dean Moseley of Wilmington, Delaware and New York City, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 87. Mrs. Moseley was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Paulina du Pont Dean and J. Simpson Dean, Sr. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Dr. John M. MacGuigan and Christopher L. Moseley, her brother, J. Simpson Dean, Jr., and her two sons, Simpson...
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William J. Sheing

April 25, 2016

William "Bill" J. Sheing, 76, of Wilmington, died on Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. He was born and raised in Wilmington and was a life-long resident. Bill was a graduate of the Salesianum High School. He was a paratrooper in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. Bill was a police officer with the City of Wilmington and owned and operated a slip cover business with his mother...
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Alexander Paul McCann

April 22, 2016

Alexander Paul McCann of Wilmington, Delaware entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 22, 2016. He was 87 years old. Alex was born in New York, New York, to the late Bernard and Alice Robbin McCann, both of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The first of his family to have the opportunity to attend college, he worked as a bank teller to pay for tuition at Fordham University, where he earned a...
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David E. Megill

April 21, 2016

David E. Megill, 79, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2016 at Shipley Manor in Wilmington. He was born in Chester, PA. David served his country during the Korean War in the US Army and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. After the war, David worked as a steel worker for the Lukens Steel Company. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brothers,...
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Erika Muhlenberg

April 19, 2016

Erika Muhlenberg, 84, of Kennett Square, formerly of Swarthmore, PA, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born in Hamburg, Germany and was educated at Shule Schloss Salem. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 and studied at Pendle Hill and Widener University. She worked as a paralegal at the Domestic Abuse Center in Delaware County. Erika was very active socially. She was the...
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Robert E. Wagner

April 18, 2016

Robert "Bob" E. Wagner, Ph.D., 95, died on April 18 at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, his home since 2000. He is predeceased by his wife Ruth M. Wagner; daughter Susan M. Wagner; and daughter-in-law Lucinda C. Wagner. He is survived by his son Douglas S. Wagner; daughter Barbara E. Wagner; son-in law Lawrence J. Devlin; his granddaughters Emily L. Wagner and Patience L....
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Alwyn D. FitzGerald

April 18, 2016

Alwyn D. FitzGerald, age 86, passed away on April 18, 2016 from complication of Alzheimer's. He was born in Claymont to Malvin (dec'd 1990) and Louise Repp FitzGerald (dec'd 2005). Alwyn went to Claymont Elementary and Marcus Hook Jr. High, graduating from Eddystone High School in 1948. He worked as a lab technician for Sun Oil Company for almost 45 years retiring in 1995. Alwyn loved...
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Dorothy Mathews Sparks

April 17, 2016

Dorothy Mathews Sparks 1928 to 2016 Dorothy (Dottie) Mathews Sparks, beloved mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 17, 2016 at Stonegates Retirement Community in Greenville, Delaware. She was born in June of 1928 in Media PA, the daughter of Rueben L. and Emilie Singleton Mathews. Dottie graduated from Media High School, and attended the University of...
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Teresa Margraf Casey

April 17, 2016

Teresa Margraf Casey, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Tuckerton, NJ, passed away on Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Teresa graduated from Tuckerton High School in 1944 and Drexel University in 1948. She was employed as a secretary for both Sun Oil and the DuPont Company. Teresa was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church, the Elks Lodge #307 and The Grace...
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Michele S. Holmes

April 16, 2016

Michele S. Holmes, age 63, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mickie was born in Milford and raised in North Wilmington by Ramona and the late Alfred Stoops. She graduated from Brandywine High School and received her bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware. Mickie was a gifted flutist and taught...
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Harolyn Lazarus

April 14, 2016

Harolyn Lazarus, age 86, of Wilmington, passed away on April 14, 2016. Services were private.
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Kenneth H. Schroeder

April 14, 2016

Kenneth H. Schroeder, 94, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on April 14, 2016 at his residence. Ken and his wife Nancy raised their family in Fairfax, moving there in 1954. He moved to Foulk Manor North in 2009. Ken was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1921, the son of the late Jessie Allcot and Harry J. Schroeder. He was a graduate of the Pratt Institute's School of Science and Technology in...
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Mauro W. Capossere

April 14, 2016

Mauro W. Capossere, 72, of Hockessin, died on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was born and raised in Boothwyn, PA. Mauro worked as a truck driver by trade for 30 years and as a construction worker for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Anna (Connelly) Capossere of Hockessin, his son, Patrick and daughter, Nicole and fiancé Derek Dalton. Also survived...
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Susan Penniman Burns

April 13, 2016

Susan Penniman Burns died on April 13, 2016 just five weeks shy of her 97th birthday. She was born in 1919 to Susan and Findley Burns of Bolton Hill in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore in 1937. Susan was an alumna of Smith College and received her Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. She spent her career at The Children's Bureau in...
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James McGhie, Sr.

April 12, 2016

James McGhie, Sr., age 87, of Wilmington, formerly of Kearny, NJ, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He worked as a telephone equipment installer for many years. James was a member and parishioner of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Wilmington, was involved with the Boy Scouts and helped his son become an Eagle Scout and was a member of...
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Peggy J. Burton

April 10, 2016

Peggy J. Burton, 82, of Selbyville, died on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. Peggy was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Colantuono, Sr. Peggy was a loving and devoted mother to her son, John A. Colantuono, Jr.
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Kenneth S. Donovan

April 10, 2016

Kenneth S. Donovan, age 94, of Wilmington, Del. passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Andover, MA. Ken was born in Medford, MA to Harold Russell Donovan and his wife Margaret. He lived in Medford and attended Tufts University until he was drafted into the Army in 1942. While serving in the Army Air Corps in 1943, he met and married his wife Elizabeth ("Jimmy", née Sweeten). They were...
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Martha McLaughlin

April 9, 2016

Martha McLaughlin, age 85, of Hockessin, Del. passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. Martha was born in Peoria, IL to the late Harvey F. and Helen Dawson McLaughlin, and grew up in Baltimore and New Orleans. A 1949 graduate of the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, she received her BA degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA in 1953. She...
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Joan S. Bowman

April 6, 2016

Joan S. Bowman, age 82, of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Joan was born in Syracuse, NY to the late James and Kathryn Sheedy. She graduated from the Convent School in Syracuse, NY in 1951. She received a Bachelor of Science in the Humanities from LeMoyne College, also in Syracuse, in 1955. She taught grade school at the Pebble Hill School in Syracuse...
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Herbert O. Wolf

April 5, 2016

Herbert Otto Wolf, age 85 of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away April 5, 2016 surrounded by the love and spirit of his family. He was born in May 1930 in Bronx, New York, and grew up in Glendale, Queens, the son of Otto and Mary Wolf, both deceased. He was educated in the public school system and attended Brooklyn Technical High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, cum laude...
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Ann M. Mazzeo

April 5, 2016

Ann Margaret (nee: Trani) Mazzeo passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. For 61 years, Ann was the beloved wife of Joseph T. Mazzeo. She was a proud mother of six children, and a doting grandmother to her eight grandchildren. Ann touched the lives of everyone who knew her, and she will be dearly missed for the generous, kind person she was. Born in Jersey...
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Margaret "Peggy" Smith

April 5, 2016

Margaret (Peggy) Smith, 84, of Wilmington, DE, died April 5 in the Compassionate Care Center in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington. Born in Keyser, WV, she was the daughter of Robert A Davis and Margaret Gilmore Davis. After graduating from Allegany High School, Cumberland, MD, in 1949, she attended Potomac State Junior College, Keyser, and West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, where she...
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Janet C. Attix

April 1, 2016

Janet Craigue Attix of Wilmington, DE, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 at the age of 83. Janet, daughter of Norman A. and Louise H. Craigue of Mendenhall, PA and Clearwater, FL, is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. Mark Attix, her children Mark H. Attix (wife - Lynne), Karen A. Sinton (husband - William), Michelle A. Reed (husband - David) and Randall M....
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Harriet Harwitz Margolis

April 1, 2016

Harriet Harwitz Margolis, formerly of Wilmington Delaware, passed away Friday April 1, 2016 at the age of 84. A graduate of P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, she earned an English degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1953. Later she ran a family business in the automotive industry started by her parents Edward and Sara Harwitz, also formerly of Wilmington. Surviving are...
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James Marshall Vest III

March 31, 2016

James Marshall Vest, III age 62 of Wilmington died at his residence on Thursday March 31, 2016. He was a graduate of Brandywine High School and attended Kentucky Military Institute and Florida Institute of Technology. James was a private pilot instructor with a lifelong passion for all things aeronautic. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Myrna Vest of Wilmington and Ft. Lauderdale, Fl,...
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Joanne McGhee Righos

March 30, 2016

Joanne McGhee Righos, age 56, of Newark, formerly of Claymont, died on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital. She graduated from Mount Pleasant HS in 1977 and went on to Delaware Technical and Community College where she received her nursing degree in 1982. Joanne worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Churchman's Village in Newark for 18 years. She is...
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Ruskin Longworth

March 26, 2016

Ruskin Longworth died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 26th after a short illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce Kettaneh Longworth, his daughters and sons-in-law Monica Longworth and Michael Coyne, Kim Longworth and Jim Wallis, Jennifer Longworth and Matt Meyer, Alys Longworth and Jon Hope, as well as six grandchildren, Aidan and Glynis Coyne, Aubrey...
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Alexis Irénée duPont

March 25, 2016

The passing of Alexis Irénée duPont occurred quietly on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, in Hockessin, Delaware. His death followed his birth nearly 88 years before at the home of his parents, E. Paul duPont and Jean Kane Foulke duPont, in Montchanin, Delaware. He was a resident of Port Orange, Florida and Block Island, Rhode Island. Known as "Lex," he attended Wilmington Friends School in...
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Barbara Ann Rohrbough

March 25, 2016

Barbara Ann Rohrbough, nee Morris, age 66, of Newark, Delaware passed from our lives peacefully on March 25th 2016 of natural causes. Barbara was a loving mother and homemaker who loved to travel and enjoyed life. She especially liked creating a special home for her family, and caring for her grandchildren. Barbara was a "DuPont wife" for 41 years, and worked hard to support her husband...
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Lovette Suzanne Langille

March 24, 2016

Lovette Suzanne Langille, age 61, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Lovey was born in Chester, PA to the late Clyde and Jennie (Woodworth) Langille. She was employed in the data center of The News Journal for 13 years and later employed as an I.T. Consultant for various companies in the tri-state area. She enjoyed researching...
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Eileen Gloria Hubbard

March 24, 2016

Eileen Gloria Hubbard, age 90, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of St. Georges, Bermuda, passed away on Thursday March 24, 2016 at home with her family. She was proud to be a Notary Public for the State of Delaware. Eileen is predeceased by her husband William, sister Ella Rees and brother Walter Whitehead. She is survived by her children, Thelma Donovan, Linda Stilwell, Elizabeth Porter,...
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Clifford Thomas Ducey, Sr.

March 22, 2016

Clifford Thomas Ducey, Sr., age 73, of New Castle, DE formerly of Queens, New York, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home. Cliff was born in Queens, NY to the late Bernard and Madeline Strang Ducey. He was a Project Manager for N.C.R. in Ithaca, NY and was a Security Supervisor for Macy's and also for Lord & Taylor in Garden City, NY. He was an ever-present father and...
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Lawrence Franklin Hayes, Jr.

March 21, 2016

Lawrence Franklin Hayes, Jr. of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully on March 21 at Forwood Manor. A young 96, Frank joins his wife of 58 years, Margaret "Peggy" Hayes, and beloved grandson Michael Hayes Fay. The only son of Franklin and Lyda Hayes, of Greenwood, DE, he is survived by his daughter, Irma Jane Hayes Lewis, and son-in-law, J. Wayne Lewis, grandson James Wayne Lewis, Jr., granddaughter,...
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Robert Fielding Altmaier

March 21, 2016

Robert Fielding Altmaier passed away quietly on March 21, 2016. He was 84 years' old Bob was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Ellwood "Reds" Altmaier. He is survived by his wife of 61 yrs., Joan Dobb Altmaier of Wilmington, three married children, two sons, Michael and Peter Altmaier and a daughter, Michele Seretis six grandchildren and one step grandchild and three great-grandchildren. ...
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Robert William Hudson

March 20, 2016

Robert William Hudson, age 73, of Landenberg, PA, died on March 20, 2016 in Wilmington, DE, after a long illness. He was born in Moscow, ID, the son of Herbert William Hudson and Eunice (Cook) Hudson. Bob graduated from high school in Idaho then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Berkeley, in naval schools and reserve. He then lived in Wilmington to marry Linda, whom he met in...
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Atul C. Shah

March 20, 2016

Atul C. Shah, 79, of Arden, Delaware died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Atul was born in Mumbai, India on November 11, 1936 to Kanta and Chandalal Shah. He had three sisters and many cousins whom he loved dearly. His family was very active in India's Independence Movement as well as civic projects such as building hospitals and schools in Ville Parle, a suburb of Mumbai. ...
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Helen Snider DeBlieu

July 22, 1924 - March 19, 2016

Helen Snider DeBlieu, 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington (Fairfax) and most recently of Glen Mills, PA, died on Saturday, March 19, after a brief illness. Born in Clarksburg, WV, on July 22, 1924, to Wallace and Ethel Pearl Snider, she grew up mostly in Clarksburg, but also in Parkersburg and Grafton, WV. The family moved during the Great Depression so her father could continue his work as...
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Regina Ann Graney

March 19, 2016

Regina passed away peacefully on March 19, 2016. Regina was a native Wilmingtonian. She attended St. Paul Elementary School and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1945. She finished the Nursing Program at Memorial Hospital in 1948 and became a Registered Nurse and then earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1979 from Millersville State College. Regina began her nursing...
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Amerigo Joseph "A.J." Coccia

March 17, 2016

Amerigo Joseph "A.J." Coccia, of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. A dedicated, loving husband, father and grandfather, A.J. is widower of Sally Bambacus Coccia, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by his two daughters, Elaine and her husband, Peter Soltani, Ph.D. of West Chester, PA and Mariane and her husband, John Stefano...
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Joan Gibson DiSabatino

March 16, 2016

Joan Gibson DiSabatino, age 100, passed away on March 16, 2016 at Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware. She was born in 1915 and spent her early life in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Joan was a member of the Junior League of Wilmington and a guide at Winterthur. She was an avid golfer and spent many years as a volunteer of the LPGA tournament, Christmas Shop, Flower Market, and...
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Elizabeth Serre Townsend

March 15, 2016

Elizabeth Serre Townsend of Wilmington, DE and New Harbor, ME died on March 15, 2016 at the age of 101. She was born in Philadelphia in 1914 to Charles and Antoinette Serre Townsend. Elizabeth spent her early years in Drexel Hill, PA and was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She continued her education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (1935) and a Master of Social Work (1938)...
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Concelia R. Vasile

March 15, 2016

Concelia R. Vasile, age 93 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia. PA, and was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls and Hahnemann University. Ceil was employed by Philadelphia General Hospital as a Medical Technician before marrying her beloved husband. She was an active member of the Auxiliary Boards of Riverside...
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Eleanor Combs Brown

March 14, 2016

Eleanor Virginia Reed Combs-Brown of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully, with her daughter Tina at her side on Monday March 14, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Eleanor was born in Wilmington to Harry Erving Reed and Rosella Jeannette (Adams) Reed. She married Henry Reed Combs of Middletown, DE in 1949 and was a resident of Middletown for forty-one years. She is survived by her two...
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Donald Edward Chudzik

March 13, 2016

Donald Edward Chudzik, age 62, of Wilmington, Delaware died suddenly on Sunday, March 13, 2016 peacefully at his home. He was born in Louisville, KY and spent the last 40 years living in Wilmington, Delaware. Don received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana State University. Don retired as a Lieutenant from the Department of Corrections in Delaware. Don loved the...
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Roy J. Fahl, Jr.

March 13, 2016

Roy J. Fahl, Jr. passed away on March 13, 2016 at the age of 90. Roy was a resident of Stonegates retirement community, and a long-time Wilmington resident. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received a PhD in Organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina. Roy served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943 until 1946 in the Pacific area with a brief assignment in...
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Mary Joan McIntosh

March 11, 2016

Mary Joan McIntosh, nee (Casey), age 87, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Mary was born on Easter Sunday in Elmira, New York, to the late James Edwin and Dorothy Casey. She was a descendant of British novelist Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's School Days. Mary was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and in 1950 married the late...
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William H. Cloud, Jr.

March 9, 2016

William H. Cloud, Jr., age 94 of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. William was a 1939 graduate of P.S. duPont high school; attended Drexel University for 2 years and then Widener University for 1 year. He was manager in the Engineering and Services Section of the Thiokol Rocket Propulsion Corp., in Elkton, MD. He also worked for the Wilmington Blueprint Co., Wilmington,...
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Eugene (Gene) Benson Crawford, Jr.

March 8, 2016

Eugene (Gene) Benson Crawford, Jr. of Greenville, Delaware, died on March 8, 2016, at the age of 90. Gene was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, to the late Eugene Benson and Madge Abercrombie Crawford. Gene moved with his family to Greensboro, NC, and subsequently to Chapel Hill, NC, where he attended high school. After graduating at the age of 16, he attended the University of North Carolina (UNC)...
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Lillian G. Reilly

March 6, 2016

Lillian G. Reilly, age 99 of Wilmington, Delaware, died on Sunday March 6, 2016. Born in 1916, she was the daughter of John and Anna Mae Germes of Philadelphia. Home-schooled in her earliest years, she graduated from Frankford High School, Philadelphia. She briefly attended business college, leaving to work in the business of her father's family, in Paterson and Pitman, New Jersey. In 1940,...
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John "Jack" Weikart

March 6, 2016

John Weikart passed away peacefully in the presence of his family members on March 6, 2016 at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE. He was born the son of the late George Schubert and Mignon Mills Weikart of Baltimore, MD. He attended the Calvert School, Baltimore, MD and graduated from the McDonogh School, McDonogh, MD in 1937. He earned a Bachelor Degree of Chemistry (1941) and Degree of Chemical...
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Robert Bobby Quinn II

March 5, 2016

Robert David Quinn, II "Bobby", age 38 of Claymont, Delaware died on Saturday March 5, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Bobby had an enticing laugh and smile. He loved the ocean and boardwalk, especially Wildwood, Cape May, Bethany Beach and Ft. Story Beach, VA. Bobby also loved to listen to music and watch spinning colors. He is survived by his father Robert David Quinn, mother Kathleen...
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Bonnie E. Schwab

March 5, 2016

Born in Wilmington, Delaware in April 1942, Bonnie E. Schwab of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on March 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. Bonnie was a graduate of Wilmington High School and the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing, which she attended on a scholarship. Most of her life was devoted to the love and care of her husband and children. Bonnie was the beloved wife...
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W. Robert Bob Stamm

March 5, 2016

W. Robert "Bob" Stamm Age: 83 – Hockessin, DE W. Robert Stamm died at his home in Hockessin, DE on March 5, 2016. He was born in Altoona, PA in 1932. He attended Altoona High School and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, the first in his family to earn a college degree. He also earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of...
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Evelyn Jean Meakem

March 4, 2016

Evelyn Jean Meakem, age 74, passed away on March 4, 2016. Evelyn was a special child and remained special throughout her life. She loved to dance and sing and enjoyed spending time with people. She would tell everyone she met that "they were a gift from God." In reality, "she was the gift from God." Evelyn helped everyone who met her understand that they were blessed to be on this earth. ...
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J. Preston McCarthy

March 2, 2016

J. Preston McCarthy, age 100, died on March 2, 2016 at Forwood Manor Nursing Center. Preston was born in 1915 in Seattle, WA, the son of the late Winfred (Roy) and Therese (Tess) Preston McCarthy. Preston grew up in Minneapolis and served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Following the war, he began a thirty-two year career in banking at Equitable Security Trust...
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Kurt G. Kabula

March 1, 2016

Kurt G. Kabula, age 81 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Wayne, NJ passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Kurt was born in Teupitz, Germany and came to America in 1956, where he worked as a tool maker in New York City. In 1959 he began his career as a machinist with Atlas Machine in Rutherford, NJ for 40 years. He enjoyed playing Nintendo, chess and bowling in addition to taking walks. He...
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Patti Ann (nee Stevens) Wascheck

February 26, 2016

Patti Ann Wascheck passed away on February 26, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Patti was born in 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patti attended Pennsville Memorial High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1978. She was a veteran of the United States Army. Patti was a proud member of the Sons of Ben, the supporters club of The Philadelphia Union. She was a founding...
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Beatrice B Linton

February 26, 2016

Beatrice B. Linton, age 93 of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully on February 26, 2016. Bea was born Athena Beatrice Uhrig to Frank and Katrina Uhrig in Springfield, MA. In her early years her father changed the family surname to Brewster to honor her mother's ancestor William Brewster of the Mayflower. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College. Her first job out of college was...
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Patti Ann (nee Stevens) Wascheck

February 26, 2016

Patti Ann Wascheck passed away on February 26, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Patti was born in 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patti attended Pennsville Memorial High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1978. She was a veteran of the United States Army. Patti was a proud member of the Sons of Ben, the supporters club of The Philadelphia Union. She was a founding...
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Stephanie M. Lalor

February 24, 2016

Stephanie M. Lalor, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood after a brief illness. Stephanie was born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Michael and Mary Masluk. She was a graduate of Bloomfield High School with a degree in Office Skills. Stephanie was married to Bill, her...
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Audrey A. Cox

February 23, 2016

Audrey A. Cox Age 96 – Hockessin, Delaware Audrey A. Cox, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2016, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Born in Moscow, Idaho to her parents Oscar and Minnie Anderson, she grew up on the Thorn Creek Ranch where she rode on horseback to the one room Thorn Creek School. After her family moved into Moscow she graduated from Moscow High...
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Jessie B. Garretson

February 23, 2016

Jessie B. Garretson, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Jessie was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late Charles C. and Jessie Walker Barrett. She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1939 and attended Beacom College. She retired from the Beneficial Corporation in 1986. In addition to her parents, she is pre-deceased by her sisters; Evelyn B....
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Kathryn Regina Rosini

February 23, 2016

Kathryn Regina Rosini (nee Varano), age 68, of Hockessin passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on February 23, 2016. Born in Kulpmont, PA on March 4, 1947, family was always at the center of her life, and she spent it taking care of others. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend to many. The eldest of 5 children, she helped raise her brother and sisters...
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Charles Robert Watson

February 21, 2016

Gone to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 21, 2016, he was born in 1937 to Charles and Marcella (McMonigle) Watson and lived in Wilmington, DE all his life. He graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1955, Goldey Beacom in 1960, and East Carolina University in 1962. Charlie worked for the duPont Company for 30 years, starting in the Explosives Department, but spent...
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Angelo Joseph Chiari

February 20, 2016

Angelo Joseph Chiari, age 76, of Hockessin, passed away Saturday February 20, 2016 while enjoying the outdoors. Angelo graduated from Bridgeton High School and earned his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Union College. He graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1965 and has enjoyed working as a pharmacist since 1966. Angelo was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption...
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Virginia "Ginny" Margaret (nee Arnold) Spishock

February 19, 2016

Virginia "Ginny" Margaret (nee Arnold) Spishock, age 72 of Harrington, DE, received her Angel Wings and departed this earth on February 19, 2016 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was the daughter of the late Marshall and Catherine Arnold of Woodbine, MD. Ginny worked mostly in real estate throughout her life. She was the happiest when she moved to the eastern shore and worked for...
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Sally E. Whelan

February 19, 2016

Sally E. Whelan joined her husband Henry in heaven on February 19, 2016. Sally was the oldest child of John and Ellen McAleer. Her four now deceased brothers were Thomas, John, Joseph, and James. Sally was raised in Philadelphia before moving to Wilmington in 1964. She flourished with lifelong friendships she kept from second grade at Most Blessed Sacrament to people she met only recently....
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Rex Lawrence Beaton

February 19, 2016

Rex Lawrence Beaton, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law, loyal friend and long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Wilmington Christiana Hospital on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his devoted wife, Cordelia A. White, his daughter and son-in-law Corlyn A. (Beaton) and Mohammad Saleem Yusuf of New Hampshire,...
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Donald Francis Mellinger

February 16, 2016

At age 73, Donald passed away peacefully in the presence of family on February 16, 2016. He was born in Port Deposit MD, the son of Francis and Vera (McNiss) Mellinger. He grew up living and working on various family farms. After he was done with school he started a career in farming and raised a family. After farming, Donald took his hard work ethic and became a professional truck driver...
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Phyllis Wheeler Howard Gneiting

February 16, 2016

Phyllis Wheeler Howard Gneiting, age 87, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on February 16, 2016 at home. Phyllis was happiest when working in her garden. She enjoyed knitting sweaters for under-privileged children around the world, and caps and blankets for babies who had nothing but a diaper. She was a long-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Phyllis was pre...
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Donna Woods McClure

February 11, 2016

Donna Woods McClure, 93, died February 11, 2016 at Crosslands in Kennett Square, PA. Donna was born in Forest River, ND in 1922 daughter of the late Ross and Suzetta Woods. She graduated from Grand Forks High School and studied teaching until she enlisted in the United States Navy where she served as a WAVE from 1941-1944. Donna was a loving homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting and...
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Dodson R. Barineau

February 11, 2016

Dodson Ramseur Barineau, age 89, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. Born and raised in Lincolnton, North Carolina of the late John William Barineau and Addie Ramseur Grier Barineau, he was named for a great uncle, Stephen Dodson Ramseur, a Lincolnton native who was a noted Confederate general. Lincolnton was always special to Dodson. Dodson served...
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Paul Francis Long

February 10, 2016

Age 87, beloved husband of Mary Patricia, passed away on February 10, 2016 of congestive heart failure after a short illness. He was surrounded by his family at his brother, Leonard's home. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, number 6 of 11 children, Paul was a 1946 Wilmington High School graduate. He attended the University of Delaware upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army during the...
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William "Billy" Cole

February 6, 2016

William Leslie Cole, 91, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. Bill graduated from P. S. DuPont High School in 1942 where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He enrolled at the University of Delaware where he continued that excellence, earning 11 out of a possible 12 varsity letters. His college days were...
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Richard Franz Batman

February 5, 2016

Reverend Richard Franz Batman died on Friday February 5, 2016 at Rockland Place in Wilmington, DE. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1932, the son of the late Connor B. and Beryl Batman. He moved to Silver Spring, MD just before World War II where he spent his youth and was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where he was inspired to join the ministry. He graduated from Roanoke College in...
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H. Karl Voigt

February 4, 2016

Karl Voigt, age 73, of Newark, DE passed away on February 4, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by loving family. Born in 1942, he was the son of the late Henry K Voigt and Anna Sise (Feeley) Voigt. A long-time resident of Delaware, Karl was a graduate of William Penn HS and attended Penn State University where he met his future wife, Carol Ann Miller, and was a member of...
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Donald F. Talley

February 3, 2016

Donald F. Talley, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on February 3, 2016, at the age of 92. A life-long resident of the Wilmington Delaware area, Donald attended P.S. duPont High School, Louisiana State University and Pennsylvania Military College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. During World War II, Donald served with the 104th Infantry Division in Europe...
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Lois McGinnis

February 2, 2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Wilmington, Lois McGinnis moved to the next stage of her spiritual journey. She was born the oldest of five children in Pittsburgh, PA in 1924 to Henry C. and Edith (Maxwell) McGinnis. As a young woman, Lois organized a Girl Scout Troop, served as a Sunday School teacher and was active in PTA. She later worked in the Public Relations Dept. for the Dupont...
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Christina Marie Dusek

February 1, 2016

Christina Marie Dusek, age 34, of Wilmington, DE died on February 1, 2016 due to a car accident. She was taken from this world too soon and is now an angel in heaven. Chrissy was a free spirit who enjoyed the joy in life and loved people. She attended Ridley High School where she graduated in 2000 and she continued to CHI institute where she studied dental assisting before graduating in 2004....
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Brittany Ann Burns

February 1, 2016

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