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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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Betty Lee Wilkinson

January 31, 2016

Betty Lee Wilkinson, 86, passed away on January 31, 2016 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, PA. She was born in Moundsville, WV to Arthur and Glenda Cunningham and graduated from Moundsville High School. In 1951 she married Paul Ray Wilkinson to whom she was married for 57 years. During their wonderful marriage, Paul and Betty were inseparable. They traveled the country and the...
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Dean D. Reese

January 29, 2016

Dean Duane Reese Sr., age 95, Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Dean was born in Fort Wayne, IN in 1921, the son of the late Paul D. and Loula Reinhart Reese. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Florence Elizabeth (Lewis) Reese and a brother, Claude D. Reese. Dean graduated from High School in 1939 and went...
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David Clyde Henke

January 28, 2016

David Clyde Henke passed away quietly on January 28, 2016. He was 83 years old. Dave was born in Milwaukee WI to Clyde Overbeck Henke and Mildred Katterhenry Henke of Huntingburg IN. The young family moved to Wilmington DE when David was six months old. Unfortunately his birth mother passed away when he was four years old. His father remarried when Dave was fifteen and Arney Anderson Henke...
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Dale Wayne Richmond

January 27, 2016

Dale Wayne Richmond, 46, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on January 27, 2016. He was born in 1969, in Denver, Colorado, to parents Linda and Clifford Richmond. He grew up in an Air Force family, moving from Colorado to New Mexico to England and then to Dover. He graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in 1988. After high school, he attended the University of Delaware. While in college, he...
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Helen E. Cwyk

January 27, 2016

Helen E. Cwyk, age 98, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Woodlyn, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Helen was the daughter of the late Michael Edynak and Julia Shatynski Edynak who came to this country from the Ukraine. Helen was very proud of her Ukranian heritage and she enjoyed sharing the customs and traditions with her family. Family was so very important to Helen,...
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Dolores D. Pollack

January 24, 2016

Dolores D. Pollack, age 81, of Wilmington, DE passed away on January 24, 2016, at home with her family. Mrs. Pollack was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Pollack. She is survived by her daughter Katherine Minutella and her husband Rick; two grandsons Nicholas and Andrew; and two great-grandsons Luca and Alec. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to...
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Polykarpia (Polly) P. Kollias

January 23, 2016

Polykarpia (Polly) P. Kollias, age 89, of Greenville, died peacefully in the arms of her children in the early hours of the blizzard on January 23rd, 2016. Born Polykarpia Papadopoulou in the mountainous village of Terpsithea Nafpaktias, Greece on November 11, 1926, Polly grew up in an all-female household and met her father who had emigrated to the United States, at the age of 21. Polykarpia...
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Rose Heursola Burke

January 22, 2016

Miss Burke departed this life on January 22, 2016. Our mother is survived by all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The youngest of six, she is survived by her close brother Frederick "Bibbie" and her loving niece Phyllis of Texas who took wonderful care of her from a distance. As well as a host of relatives in Jamaica, West Indies, other locations in the United States and...
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Richard C. Robbins

January 20, 2016

Richard C. Robbins, II, age 75, passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2016. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, June (Huxtable), brother Robert (Linda), and sisters Miriam (Jack) and Pamela. A Remembrance Gathering will be held on Monday February 1, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.
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John Mitchel Lennick, Jr.

January 19, 2016

John Mitchel Lennick, Jr., age 82, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Lester, PA, passed away on January 19, 2016 at his home. John was a graduate of PMC (Widener University) and earned his MBA from Drexel University. He proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Astra Zeneca until his retirement. He also taught at Wilmington University and Lincoln University. John...
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Julian Robert Taplin

January 18, 2016

Julian Robert Taplin died in the hospital after a short but intense battle with a severe respiratory illness on January 18th, 2016, at the age of 78. Julian, son of Eric Taplin and Jane (Cannell) Taplin, is survived by his wife Carolyn Gibson, son Gregory, daughter Susan, stepsons William and Douglas and 2 sisters, Christine and Geraldine. Julian also leaves behind 3 grandchildren and 3 step...
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William Karl Smothers

January 18, 2016

William Karl Smothers, age 63, of Hockessin, passed away on January 18, 2016. Bill graduated from Florida State University with a PHD in Organic Chemistry, and post doctorate work at M.I.T. He worked at DuPont as a research Chemist for 26 years, retiring in 2010. Bill had many hobbies such as photography, genealogy, music and nature. He was also active in the Hockessin Soccer Club for many...
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Ronald B. Ronnie Wright

January 16, 2016

Ronnie passed away peacefully, reunited with his loving parents on Saturday, January 16, 2016. He was born in Wilmington DE and was the eldest of 3 sons to Francis and Sara Kathryn Wright. Although born with Downs Syndrome, it never stopped him from living as full a life as possible. He enjoyed working at the Elwyn Institute in Wilmington and was proud when he received his paychecks. ...
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Dinesh Kotak, MD

January 16, 2016

Dinesh Govindji Kotak, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Dr. Kotak was born in Mumbai, India; the son of the late Govindji and Kashiben Kotak, Dr. Kotak was a General, Vascular, and Trauma Surgeon for over 45 years. He was educated at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College of Ranchi University of Ranchi, India, and completed his medical training at Grant Medical...
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Petro G. Contompasis

January 14, 2016

Petro G. Contompasis, age 92 of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully on January, 14, 2016. Petro was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. He is survived by his loving wife, Bessie, his brother, Peter, children Nicholas (Linda) and Carol (John), grandchildren Jason, Stacy, Demitrios and Christina as well as his eight great grandchildren. Petro proudly served in the US Army in WWII, was a...
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John Raymond Kaiser

January 8, 2016

John 'Rex' Kaiser passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 88. Rex was born and raised in Wilmington, DE by his parents George Raymond and Edith Raskob Kaiser but also spent many of his early years in Ventnor, NJ where he met his wife, Claire. He also spent nearly every summer of his married life in Edgartown, MA aboard their family's sailboat ...
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Joanna Moncure Glenn

January 1, 1935 - January 7, 2016

Joanna Moncure Glenn, age 81, died peacefully on the morning of January 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. She now joins the Lord and her son Thomas in heaven. Joanna/Mom/Nana will be dearly missed by her family. She is survived by her sister Ellen Harden of San Bruno, California, as well as her loving children Jeffrey Schlerf (Erin) of Wilmington, Rodd Schlerf (Janis) of Baltimore, Neal Glenn ...
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David A. Levitsky, M.D.

January 7, 2016

David A. Levitsky, M.D. passed away on January 7, 2016 at the age of 91 in Jupiter, Florida. Born on November 17, 1924 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dave and his family thereafter moved to Salem, New Jersey where Dave spent his childhood. He graduated from Salem High School, Ursinus College and obtained his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. His college years were interrupted by...
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Beatrice G. Marshall

March 6, 1924 - January 5, 2016

Beatrice G. Marshall, age 91, of Wilmington, DE peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Bea was born in Millsboro, DE on March 6, 1924 to Asher E. and Minnie W. Gray. Bea was initially raised on a farm until her family moved to Wilmington. A 1942 graduate of PS DuPont High School, she attended classes at Goldey Beacom College. She worked for the DuPont Co., the Wilmington Board...
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Anne Quillen Teipelki

January 5, 2016

Anne Quillen Teipelke Age 80 Kennett Square Anne passed away peacefully on January 5, 2016, in Kennett Square, PA at home with her husband who was her caregiver, and assisted by Holisticare Hospice. She was the daughter of Dennard J. Quillen and Lillian T. Quillen, and was raised in Berlin, MD. She had been a resident of Chester County PA for the past 57 years. The family would like to...
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Arthur Gordon Diver

January 3, 2016

Arthur Gordon Diver, age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Art was born and raised on Broom Street in Wilmington, the sixth of eight children. While growing up, he enjoyed many summers at Buck Hill Falls in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where he developed a lifelong love for the game of golf. Art graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1945,...
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Kadernauth Laljie

January 3, 2016

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday January 11, 2016 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington where friends and family may visit from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service in Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Chayanne Gomez

January 2, 2016

Chayanne Gomez, age 8, of Wilmington, DE and formerly Houston, TX passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with his loving mother by his side. Chayanne was a second grade student at Forest Oak Elementary School with support from the Meadowood Program. He participated in the Special Olympics including bowling and basketball. Chayanne had many faithful and devoted best friends and enjoyed the...
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Mary Shirley Dashiell

December 31, 2015

Mary Shirley Dashiell of Newark Delaware, formerly of Upland PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 31st after a short illness. Shirley was born in Wilkes Barre PA., lived in Upland PA and later moved to Delaware. She loved spending time with her family and friends and especially with all of her grandchildren. Mary was the wife of the late O. Louis Dashiell and Lewis...
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Delois Raynor Robinson

May 1, 1930 - December 30, 2015

Mrs. Delois Raynor Robinson was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1930, the only child of the late Henry Garley and Ester (Cole) Raynor. Delois departed this life at her residence on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She received her early education at St. Francis Catholic School in St. Bennett's Church in Newton Grove, NC. After moving to Wilmington, DE she graduated from Howard High...
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Roelof Pieter Steijn

December 30, 2015

Roelof Pieter Steijn, beloved father, retired Dupont engineer, Dutch immigrant, and Quaker, passed away peacefully on December 30 at age 95 in Simsbury, Connecticut. Roelof came to the United States with a mechanical engineering degree after WWII, sponsored by the Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He later transferred to the University...
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William Henry Jones

August 10, 1927 - December 29, 2015

William Henry Jones, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 29, 2015 surrounded by loved ones Bill was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Brighton, N.Y. to LeRoy and Berenice Jones. In 1944 Bill joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 17. He later enlisted in the Navy at the start of WWII. Following his naval service, he completed his degree in Business from the University of Rochester. ...
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Constance Gay Herlihy

December 28, 2015

Constance Gay Herlihy (Consie) died peacefully in the presence of her husband, Tom, and son, Glenn, on December 28, 2015, from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.. One of Consie's greatest attributes was her ability to establish and nourish long-lasting friendships. She reached out to people from all walks of life to be her friends. During the last five years of her life, when Consie became...
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Constance Gay Herlihy

December 28, 2015

Constance Gay Herlihy ("Consie") died peacefully in the presence of her husband, Tom, and son, Glenn, on December 28, 2015, from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.. One of Consie's greatest attributes was her ability to establish and nourish long-lasting friendships. She reached out to people from all walks of life to be her friends. During the last five years of her life, when Consie became...
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Dorothy "Dae" Jonas McCready

December 30, 1927 - December 27, 2015

Dorothy "Dae" Jonas McCready, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Shipley Manor in Wilmington. Born December 30, 1927 in Flushing, New York, Dae was the daughter of the late Monica and Charles Jonas. Dae was married for 51 years to her beloved husband, John McCready, who passed away in 2001. Dae worked for The United Way of Delaware for 11 years as the Executive Assistant to...
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Judith Gill Cucuzzella

December 27, 2015

After a long illness, Judith Gill Cucuzzella, age 75, passed away peacefully the morning of December 27, 2015 at her home of 40 years in Westover Hills, Wilmington DE. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Dr. Anthony L. Cucuzzella. She was dearly loved by her three children, Tony Rowe Cucuzzella of Wilmington; James Gill Cucuzzella of San Rafael, CA; Jeanie Cucuzzella McCuskey,...
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Oovi Irani

December 27, 2015

We say farewell here on earth as the heavens welcome a true angel coming home. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Oovi Farhad Irani, 71, of Wilmington passed away on Sunday, Dec 27th. She went out of this world as she lived in it, with grace and dignity. Oovi is survived by her husband of 45 years, Farhad, her younger brother Gustasp, her children, Zarir (wife Nicole) and Shirin ...
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Ruth Chandlee White

December 27, 2015

Ruth Chandlee White went to be with her Lord on December 27, 2015 after 101 years of celebrating His grace and goodness. Born in Darlington, MD, she moved to Pensacola, FL for the duration of WWII. After the war, she moved with her husband to Delaware. Ruth was a previous member of Bethany Baptist Church in Newport and a charter member of Hockessin Baptist Church (Sycamore Hill). She taught 4...
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Nancy Wood Lee

December 26, 2015

Nancy Wood Lee was born in Baltimore, MD in 1920 and passed away in the arms of her family on December 26, 2015. Nancy's life was one of service. As a teenager, she was a candy striper for Red Cross, a member of her church choir, studied music at the Peabody Conservatory and worked at Bendix Aviation during World War II. Nancy was involved in many organizations including the Jr. League, Jr....
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Helen Wilson Bunitsky-Ulary

December 26, 2015

After a full and rewarding life of 92 years, Helen departed this life the morning after Christmas, December 26, 2015. She was a loving wife, sweet and warm mother, a caring sister and aunt, and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother to her family; as well as a wonderful and trusted friend and neighbor. She took great pride in her beautiful home and yard, -- especially her dogwoods and...
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Bob Melchiorre

December 23, 2015

Bob Melchiorre, age 66, from Leesburg, FL (formally from Aston, PA and Galena MD), lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on December 23, 2015. Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 14, 1949. He graduated from Ridley High School in 1967. Bob was a service repairman for various vending companies throughout the years. Bob enjoyed playing softball and could be found on the golf course. ...
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Ruth E. Redmond

December 23, 2015

Ruth Elvira Redmond, age 88, of Wilmington and formerly of Chester, PA died on Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Christiana Care in Wilmington. She attended Media High School in Media, PA graduating in 1944. Ruth worked for several years as a teacher's assistant special needs children. She is predeceased by her husband Stanley Ford Redmond and daughter Beverly Redmond. Survivors include her son...
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Arta M. Trabant

February 28, 1950 - December 22, 2015

Arta Trabant, born in Lafayette, Idaho on February 28, 1950, died on December 22, 2015. She was the middle child of Edward Arthur Trabant and Jeraldine Trabant. Arta attended schools in West Lafayette, Idaho; Buffalo, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and graduated from Newark High School in 1969. Arta attended Del Tech and University of Delaware. She was a loyal and dedicated employee for more than 40...
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Margaret "Peggy" Robinson

December 18, 2015

Margaret A. Robinson (Peggy), originally from Daytona Beach, FL departed this life on December 18, 2015. Peggy was the mother of Brenton Robinson and Burtran K. Robinson and leaves a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her daughter, Cyette C. Coleman. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday December 28, 2015 at CHANDLER...
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Robert R. Gill

December 18, 2015

Robert R. Gill, age 93, of Glen Mills, PA. passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, son of the late John and Ellen Gill and the youngest of 9 children. Bob was a graduate of the University of Scranton. After graduating he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a skipper of a minesweeper in the South Pacific during World War...
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David M. Manley

December 17, 2015

David M. Manley, age 89, of Wilmington, DE passed away December 17 after a brave battle with bone cancer. He was 89. David was born in Pittsburg, PA, the son of Louis K. and Sarah Mitchell Manley. David attended Princeton University and University of Miami Law School. He was a proud alumni of Yale University, class of 1948. He was a World War II Navy veteran who served from 1943-46. He always...
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Nadine R. Foskey

December 16, 2015

Nadine R. Foskey, age 83, formerly of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 1025 at her daughter's home in Wilmington, Delaware. Born to the late Walter Wade and Ella (Weaver) Roland in Clifton, North Carolina, Nadine was raised in Staggs Creek, North Carolina. She graduated from Lansing High School, but not before claiming she was too shy to stand before the class to give...
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Charles F. Turcol

December 15, 2015

Charles F. Turcol of Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. He was born in New Castle, DE and was preceded in death by his parents, Charles F. and Angeline (Pryor) Turcol. He had a deep love for his wife, Bonnie. They were best friends and did everything together. Charles loved the many cats and dogs that they had over their married life, especially...
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Jean Babcock Lefren

December 15, 2015

Jean Babcock Lefren, 93, died on December 15, 2015 at the Cokesbury Health Care Center in Hockessin, DE. She was born in 1922 in Kingston, NY to Viola and Clarence Babcock. In 1942, she married Edward K. Lefren and in eight years the family grew to include four daughters. In 1957, they moved to Yorklyn, DE when Edward was transferred by Hercules to Wilmington. Jean volunteered in many...
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Elizabeth Gordy Brandt

December 11, 2015

Elizabeth Gordy Brandt, 80, died Friday December 11, 2015 at Salemtowne Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs. Brandt was born in 1934 to the late Righton and Walter F. Gordy in Atlanta, GA. Betty graduated from Washington Seminary for Girls, and attended the University of Georgia. Mrs. Brandt worked at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware as a guide for over 30 years. Betty was...
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Talbot Harlow "Ick" Crane

August 19, 1921 - December 11, 2015

Talbot Harlow "Ick" Crane, age 94, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully away on December 11, 2015. He was born at the home of his grandparents Frank and Edna (Pettigrew) Talbot in East Machias, Maine, on August 19, 1921 to Percy Fremont and Frances Emily (Talbot) Crane. He spent the first decade of life in East Machias, Maine, where his father was headmaster of...
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Helen L. Nickler Horsey

December 10, 2015

Helen Louise Nickler Horsey, age 91, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2015 surrounded by her family. Helen was born in 1924 to the late Howard and Lottie Allen. She was a business owner in the restaurant industry for many years. Helen was very devoted to her family. She is survived by 8 children, James Baker (Jean), Larry Nickler (Debbie), Janet McCarns (Jerry), David Nickler ...
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John Race Powers

December 8, 2015

John Race Powers, 96, of Wilmington, DE passed on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Foulk Manor North. He was living as an independent resident until his last few days spent in skilled health care. John was born in Syracuse, NY, son of the late Leo and Melissa Powers. He was raised in Ilion, NY, where he attended community schools through high school, graduating as valedictorian and won the "Top...
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Andrew Granville Pierce Hobbs

December 8, 2015

Andrew Granville Pierce Hobbs Age 88 Greenville, Delaware In loving memory of Andrew Granville Pierce Hobbs 88, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 8, 2015. Andy was born in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts in 1927 son of Franklin Warren Hobbs and Elsie Pierce Hobbs. He is survived by his only brother Franklin W. Hobbs III, his loving wife of 57 years Patty Weymouth Hobbs...
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David Charles Cole

December 8, 2015

David Charles Cole, age 69, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Wilmington Hospital. Dave proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. He earned his B.S. in Business from Madison College (James Madison University) in 1971. Dave was employed by the State of Delaware Parole and Probation Department for 30 years. He is survived by his loving wife...
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Dorothy L. Vaughn

December 4, 2015

Dorothy L. Vaughan (Mom, Mom-Mom and Great Mom-Mom), of Wilmington, at the young age of 99, left us peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2015 surrounded by her family in St. Francis Hospital. Dottie graduated from St. James High School in Penns Grove, NJ and from the nursing program at St. Joseph's Hospital in West Chester, PA. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in the...
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Sharon Scott Ulrey

February 1, 1922 - December 3, 2015

Sharon Scott Ulrey of Glen Mills, PA died peacefully on Dec 3, 2015 at Riddle Hospital. He was born in February 1922 in Evanston, IL to Sharon S. and Vida Abbott Ulrey. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) H. Ulrey; children Stephen S. Ulrey (Sue) of Lake Bluff IL, Melissa U. Gill (Marvin) of Tampa FL, and Robert H. Ulrey (Laurel) of Landenberg PA; grandchildren Scott S. Ulrey (Anna)...
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Nancy Ann Ware

November 28, 2015

Nancy Ann Ware of Wilmington, Delaware and New Harbor, Maine died on November 28, 2015. She was born in 1925 in Owensboro, Kentucky. She moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1932. She was a graduate of Palm Beach High School and Florida State University, where she was a devoted sister of Alpha Chi Omega. Her career in Social Work in Florida, Louisiana and Delaware mainly involved children. She...
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Chaplin Jack Tyler, Jr.

November 27, 2015

Chaplin "Jack" Tyler, Jr. January 20, 1936 to November 27, 2015 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Jack to the Moravian College Gilbert-Tyler Scholarship Fund, c/o Patti Price, Director of Planned Giving, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650. This fund awards an annual scholarship to a Moravian College student.
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John L. Bush, Sr.

November 25, 2015

John L. Bush, Sr., 92, of Wilmington, Delaware and formerly of Trainer, Pennsylvania passed away in the care of his family after a brief illness on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. John was one of five siblings born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania. He attended Franklin Elementary and Chester High School where he met, courted, and eventually married his beloved wife of 69 years, Yolanda Pepe....
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Edna O. Hackman

November 23, 2015

Edna O. Hackman, age 83, of Hockessin, passed away on November 23, 2015 peacefully in her sleep with her husband of 64 years, E. Ellsworth "Bus" Hackman, III at her side. She is also survived by her sons: Matthew E. Hackman and his sons M. Scott Hackman and Joseph E. (Kayla) Hackman as well as Christian L. (Garla) Hackman and their children B. Jacob E. E. Hackman and Amy R. Hackman. She...
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Bertha "Betty" Vanderlinde Egbers

November 23, 2015

Betty's courageously and patiently endured suffering ended on November 23, 2015 . She will be missed more than words can express by her husband Johannes (John) Egbers after 62 years of their marriage, by her sons Jan (Michelle) of Rogersville, MO and Marc (Lynn) of Hendersonville, TN and her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her radiant smile was a reflection of her soul as a...
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Paul F. Winnington, Sr.

November 22, 2015

Paul F. Winnington, Sr., 99, of Wilmington, DE, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his family. A graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College, Paul worked as a respiratory therapist at Wilmington Hospital retiring in 1981. Prior to that, he worked at J. E. Rhoads Leather Co. He entered the workforce at age 16 at his family's laundry business. He...
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Jean M. Lewis

November 21, 2015

Jean M. Lewis (Manion), 91 years old, died peacefully in her home of 36 years in Coffee Run in Hockessin, Delaware. Jean was a member of St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Greenville, Delaware. She was a member of the parish choir, the diocesan choir, and served two terms on the church council. Jean was a long time member of the board of directors of the West End Neighborhood...
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William Rowland James, Jr.

November 19, 2015

William Rowland James, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015. He was born in Kane, Pennsylvania in 1925 to William R. James Sr. and Margery Davenport James. Bill served our great nation in World War II where he was injured at the "Battle of the Bulge". This resulted in an honorable discharge in 1945. After returning home, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a...
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Eleanor M. Ramsey

November 19, 2015

Eleanor M. Ramsey passed away on November 19, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long illness at the end of a life of 91 years that began in Baltimore, MD in 1924. Eleanor was the second of two children born to the late Nora and Francis McConnell. She attended St. John's Elementary School and the Institute of Notre Dame High School before enrolling in Mount St. Agnes College at Loyola...
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Betty DeMartino

November 17, 2015

Betty DeMartino passed away at Cokesbury Village Healthcare on November 17, 2015. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Betty was born in Wilmington but grew up in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. In 1946 she married Carl DeMartino who also grew up in Springfield. They moved to Wilmington when Carl began his career with the DuPont Co. They lived in Wilmington except for 1960 when they...
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Murray Benjamin Hines

November 15, 2015

Murray Benjamin Hines, son of Roger Arnold Hines and Joanne (Healy) Hines, passed away on November 15, 2015. After a courageous year-long battle with cancer he passed away at home with his wife Susan by his side. Murray was married to his best friend, Susan Prottas Hines for 23 years. To be with them was to enjoy their mutual good humor, fun, understanding and appreciation of each other and...
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Ruth K. Wersinger

November 12, 2015

Ruth K. Wersinger, 86, of Wilmington, De passed away peacefully on November 12, 2015. Born in Hazleton, PA she moved to Wilmington, DE in 1952. She worked for the DuPont Co prior to the birth of her children. She loved to cook, entertain friends, play bridge and raise her family. Ruth enjoyed playing flute at many local churches, retirement homes weddings and events with her dear friend, Linnea...
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William Alrich Price

November 12, 2015

William Alrich Price, Jr, of Wilmington DE, age 91, died on November 12, 2015. He was born in Chester/Upland, PA. to William Alrich (Sr.) and Louise (Evans) Price. Bill graduated from Chester High School and continued his education at Pennsylvania State University. His college education was interrupted by World War II where he served in the US Army as an infantryman in the Battle of the...
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Jean Eleanor Callahan Zeller

January 30, 1923 - November 11, 2015

Jean Zeller, age 92, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her loving family at her side on November 11, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, William R. Zeller, Jr.; three brothers and two sisters. Jean was born January 30, 1923 in Carlisle, PA., but came to Wilmington as a small child. She was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School where she played field hockey and softball. ...
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David Gray Brady

November 11, 2015

David Gray Brady, age 53 of Bear, DE, formerly of North Wilmington passed away suddenly on November 11, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. David attended and graduated from Brandywine High School. He worked in a number of management positions over the years, most recently with Servpro. He always considered himself blessed to have the opportunity to make such a positive impact on so many...
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Kenneth Edward Westerside

November 11, 2015

Kenneth Edward Westerside age 68, was born in 1946 in Wilmington at Delaware Hospital. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America, St. John's Troop under the guidance of his father Albert Westerside. He was an extraordinary athlete with many accomplishments. Ken's Little League team won the Delaware State title advancing to the Little League World Series. His Babe Ruth team won the Delaware State...
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James Hoover

November 9, 2015

James R. "Jim" "Jimbo" Hoover 68 years young Jim passed away on November 8, 2015. Jim graduated from Penn State in 1969 – "WE ARE". Jim was very loyal to and proud to be a Penn Stater. Jim was a graduate of Tyrone High School, Tyrone, PA in 1965. Jim is survived by his wife, Rose Ann, son Herbert (Koren), his mother Marie, siblings Natalie (Glen) and Bob (Melinda) and his 4-legged...
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William Ray Touzell

November 8, 2015

William Ray Touzell, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Ridley Park, PA passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was the son of the late Edward and Lillian Touzell graduating from Bartram High School in 1945. He was a veteran of the U.S.Navy and was retired from the Bell Telephone Company. William is predeceased by his wife, Phyllis R. Touzell who passed in 2007. He is survived by his...
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Margaret Pavlin

November 8, 2015

Margaret Pavlin (nee Kazmarek), age 90, of Wilmington, DE died peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital Compassionate Care Hospice Center. Marge was born in Euclid, Ohio to the late Lad and Ida Kazmarek. She met her husband, Robert Pavlin on a blind date arranged by her girlfriend. They married in 1947. As Bob moved through his DuPont career, he and Marge raised a family...
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Jean Carter Toombs

November 7, 2015

Jean Carter Toombs passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at her home in Wilmington having struggled with cancer for several years. A native of West Virginia, she came to Wilmington in 1964. A graduate of Marshall University in West Virginia and Wilmington University, she was a woman of many interests and talents ranging from teaching, to the study of the fine arts and foods, to...
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Ronald Albert Moltenbrey

November 6, 2015

Ronald A. Moltenbrey, age 89, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Russell and Westfield, MA, died on November 6, 2015 at Rose Court-Continuing Care at Maris Grove. He was the son of Mildred (Lore) and Albert Moltenbrey. Brothers Roger and Jack Moltenbrey preceded Ronald in death. Ronald graduated Westfield High School and Worcester Polytech Institute with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering....
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Margaret Mary Imburgia

November 6, 2015

Margaret "Margie" M. Imburgia, aged 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Margie was born in Sugar Notch PA, daughter of the late William and Mildred Durkin. She was raised in Chester PA, went to Notre Dame High School. She dedicated her early married life to raising her family and supporting her husband to help grow the...
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Thomas Day Goodrich

November 5, 2015

On November 5, 2015, Thomas Day Goodrich came to the end of a life filled with the riches of a loving family, rewarding career, and the respect and admiration of his colleagues. Through his teaching, unfailing humor, gentleness of spirit, and love of life and the people he touched, he shaped ambassadors of intellect, kindness, acceptance, and instilled a habit of looking beyond ourselves. Tom...
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Ida A. Wysocki

November 5, 2015

Ida Rodolico Wysocki, age 89, passed away on November 5, 2015 at Foulk Manor South in Wilmington, DE. Mrs. Wysocki was secretary of the Honor Society in her senior year and was the valedictorian for the graduation class of Wilmington High School in January of 1944. She had been a bank teller for Security Trust Company from 1944 until 1951. She completed a course offered by the American...
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John C. Morris

November 4, 2015

John C. Morris, age 97, of New Castle, DE, formerly of Chester, PA, passed away on Wednesday November 4, 2015 at home. Mr. Morris proudly served his country as a United States Marine during World War II. He was employed as a pump and tank mechanic in the maintenance department of an apartment complex. His wife, Alberta N. Morris, predeceased him in 1975. He is survived by his son John C....
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Frank "Francis" Stacey

November 3, 2015

Francis. W. "Frank" Stacey died in his sleep at his home in Cokesbury Village on Tuesday, November 3, just two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, he graduated from Acadia University in 1946 and earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1953. Apart from two years in the US Army, he spent his entire career with the DuPont Company, first in Central...
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Kimberly Mechling Simmons

July 12, 1956 - November 3, 2015

Kimberly Mechling Simmons, 59, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 3, 2015. Kim was born on July 12, 1956 in Kittanning, PA, the daughter of James Bradley and Doris Jean (Emery) Mechling. Kim was introduced to her loving husband and best friend, Richard Anthony Simmons, by her sister Kathie. Rick and Kim fell in love and married on April 22, 1978. Kim's passions...
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Brenda Brandon Gentry

May 19, 1944 - November 1, 2015

Brenda Brandon Gentry, 71, of Wilmington, Del., died peacefully in her sleep at her family-filled home Sunday morning, Nov. 1, after a short final battle in her longer fight with cancer. The daughter of Arthur E. and Kitty Walker Brandon, Brenda was born in Roxboro, N.C., on May 19, 1944. She graduated from Roxboro High School and Croft Business College before tackling what was to become her...
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Alexander v.d. Luft

October 30, 2015

Alexander von der Luft passed away October 30, 2015 at the Stonegates Retirement Community. He was born in 1923 in Wilmington, Delaware. Al attended Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Princeton University as a member of the Class of 1945 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II as part of...
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Edward J. Moran, Jr.

October 29, 2015

Edward J Moran, Jr, age 84, passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Born in Buffalo NY. He served his country proudly as a United States Marine, 1st Marine Division during the Korean War and retired from DuPont. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr & Mrs Edward J Moran Sr, his wife Patricia A Moran, his brother James (Gretchen) Moran, his daughter Catherine Moran Lynch and his grandson...
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Donald W. Illingworth

October 29, 2015

Donald William Illingworth, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully and at home surrounded by his loving family. Don was born in Hartford, CT, to Ruth Newell Illingworth and Myles William Illingworth. As a young boy, his family moved to New London, CT where Don developed his love of sailing. After moving to Wilmington, he continued to sail the Chesapeake Bay until he decided to...
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Catherine Bishop Perry

October 28, 2015

On Wednesday October 28, 2015 our hearts felt heavy as our Mother, Grandmother and Friend, Catherine Perry quietly passed away in her beloved home in Newark, DE at the age of 90. She was born in Converse, SC to Ebb and Ollie Bishop. She graduated from Anderson College. She then married David C Perry in 1951. During David's 25 year Navy career, they lived in New Orleans, South Carolina, Italy...
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Ann Wyman Wetherald Treadway Schutt

October 28, 2015

Ann Wyman Wetherald (Treadway) Schutt, of Wilmington, DE and Naples, FL. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, formerly of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Daughter of the late Rosemonde Wyman Treadway and Royal Winter Wetherald, Wife of Harold S. Schutt, Jr., and Mother of Mrs. Charles, F. duPont. She was a horticulturalist and artist and a judge emeritus of horticulture in the Garden Club of America, a...
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Hugh A. George II

October 26, 2015

Hugh A. George II of Newark, Delaware passed away on October 26, 2015 after a long illness. He is predeceased by his devoted wife of 61 years, Ruth Friday George as well as his sister, Virginia Richardson, and his grandson, Bruce Green, Jr. (BJ). He is survived by his beloved children, Carol McDowell (George), Bruce Green (Pam), Hugh George, Jr. (Martha Brown), and Karen Goldstein (Mark). ...
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John R. Pittarelli

October 26, 2015

John Raymond Pittarelli, "Pitt", age 59, of Wilmington, Del. passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015. John is the son of Joan Leonard Pittarelli and the late Raymond Joseph Pittarelli. He is survived by his sisters, Cynthia Flores(Tom) and Teresa LaFleur, nieces and nephews and grand-niece and grand-nephew and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015...
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Jean Rishell

October 23, 2015

Jean Rishell, 83, of New Castle, Delaware, formally of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late John and Ann Morgan. For over 20 years, she was employed by Sears. She then became the owner of Jean's Texaco for 16 years. She enjoyed gardening, baking, crafting, and tending to her...
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Clarence D. "C.D." Turner

October 23, 2015

Clarence D. Turner, age 89, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Davidson, NC, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home following a long illness. C.D. was born in Morganton, NC, son of the late C.E. and Mamie Turner. He graduated from Morganton High School and joined the U.S. Navy, serving for two years mainly in the Pacific Theater during WWII. C.D. graduated from Mars Hill University...
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Betty Ellen Rodham

October 21, 2015

Betty Ellen (Gowe) Rodham of Wilmington died suddenly on Oct. 21, 2015. She was born in Waverly, Pennsylvania in 1931. She was the wife of Donald G. Rodham for 53 years. He predeceased her in 2007. Betty is survived by a daughter, 2 grandsons and 3 great grand-children. She was a volunteer at the A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children for over 30 years. A memorial service will be held on...
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Patricia M. Galloway

October 21, 2015

Patricia M. Galloway age 81 of Wilmington, DE died on Wednesday October 21, 2015. Cared for by her loving family in the last few weeks of her long life, she lost her battle with cancer. In keeping with her character, she died with grace and inspired us all as we came together to say our goodbyes. With a wave, a smile and a hug for each of us she instructed, "Don't be sad for me. I've had a...
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Margaret Veeder Shepherd

October 18, 2015

Margaret Veeder Shepherd, age 94, of Wilmington passed away on October 18, 2015 at Wilmington Hospital. Mrs. Shepherd was born in Schenectady, NY and attended the Radnor PA High School. She graduated as a Medical Record Librarian from the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and later worked in the Pathology Laboratory at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. She was a member of Christ...
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Alan N. Cooper

October 18, 2015

Alan N. Cooper, Delaware Family Court Judge, passed away Sunday October 18, 2015 at age 63. A graduate of Bucknell University, Indiana University, and Widener University School of Law, Alan joined the law firm of Berkowitz, Schagrin, & Coonin, P.A. in 1985. While in private practice, he volunteered for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, the Office of the Child Advocate, and the Victim's...
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