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Henry Meier Lewis

February 25, 2015

Henry Meier Lewis died unexpectedly on February 25, 2015 after a brief hospitalization. He was 93, born on September 15, 1921 in Dixon, Wyoming, where his parents were homesteading. From the time he saw his first airplane, Henry was hooked. His first log book entry was May 27, 1939 at age 18, and he flew professionally until his retirement at age 62. During his career, he flew all over the...
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David W. Morrell

February 25, 2015

David W. Morrell of Centreville, passed away surrounded by family members on February 25, 2015. David was born in Philadelphia in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After the service he attended Widener University where he received his Business Administration degree in 1972 and MBA in 1980. He worked for 35 years in various finance and accounting positions at DuPont. David...
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Greta W Halward

February 24, 2015

Greta W. Halward, age 100, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015 at Stonegates Health Center after a brief decline. Mrs. Halward was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914 and attended the University of Vienna. She spent the majority of her life in Statesville, NC where she was married for 42 years to Eugene B. Halward, the love of her life. Both he and her daughter, Gerry, preceded her in...
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Judith "Judy" Diane Kurtz

February 22, 2015

Judith Diane Kurtz, age 79, of Chadds Ford, PA died on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in hospice care at Naamans Creek Country Manor. Judy was a lover of life, and of her life-long husband John Kurtz (deceased, 2012). She was beautiful, charming, and charismatic, with a smile that lit up every room she entered. Her beauty radiated from within as well—she was unfailingly caring, kind, and...
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Frank MacDonald Kerrigan, Jr.

February 19, 2015

Frank MacDonald Kerrigan, Jr, age 77, of Wilmington, Delaware, died at his home on February 19, 2015. Mr. Kerrigan graduated from the University of Delaware in 1960 with a B.S. in Accounting, and became a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Delaware. He worked at Hercules Incorporated for 35 years, including almost 20 years as a Senior Corporate Analyst. Frank's work was important...
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Mary Kalmer

February 19, 2015

Mary Kalmer, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in her home February 19, 2015. Mary was born in Elwood City, PA. She and her brother and sister survived occupied Crete, Greece during World War II. Mary graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953 with a degree in Bacteriology. She was married to George Kalmer and moved to Wilmington in 1953. She had a long and...
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Mary Elizabeth Kavanaugh

February 19, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Webster Nickle Kavanaugh, age 98, a lifelong resident of Brandywine Hundred, died on February 19, 2015. She was born in 1916 to Clark W. Webster and Mary Elizabeth Derickson. She was predeceased by her sisters, Isabelle Booth and Ruth Parker Carlow and her brothers, Clark W. Webster and William M. (Buddy) Webster; by her first husband Andrew Oliver Nickle and her second...
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Anita Krische

February 18, 2015

Anita Krische of Hockessin, DE passed on February 18, 2015 at the age of 58 from cancer. She was a native of Forest Hills, New York and has lived in Hockessin since 1987. She was graduated from Goldey-Beacom College in 1998 with a BS in Accounting. Anita was employed at Organizational Services, Inc., a DE incorporator. She started her own accounting business in 1997. Anita was the...
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David James Smith

February 18, 2015

David James Smith, age 50, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at home where he lived with his wife, Lisa. He graduated from Claymont High School in 1983. He was the Manager of Mike's Automotive and was a volunteer firefighter at Reliance Station #61. He also had his Maritimes Captain's license. Dave was an active member of the Brandywine Club in Claymont. He...
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John Henry Irwin

February 15, 2015

John Irwin, age 96, passed away peacefully at his home in Newark, Delaware on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Joan (nee Coady) and devoted daughter Kathleen Saville of Calgary, Alberta. Born in Walkerton, Ontario, John had an adventurous life that took him from Ontario to Britain to Alberta to British Columbia and finally to Newark where he and Joan lived for the past...
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Charlotte A. Ray

February 12, 2015

Master Gardener Returns To The Earth Charlotte A. Ray passed away on February 12th, 2015, at Jennersville, Pennsylvania. Charlotte Isabel Agee Ray began life in the now famous town of Hope, Arkansas, first child of Claude and Zelma (Young) Agee. The family lived on East 2nd Street, except for a few years during the depression when the family lived in Washington, AR. Charlotte was...
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Jay R. Tarlov

February 12, 2015

Jay R. Tarlov, age 87, peacefully left this life on February 12, 2015 at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, while surrounded by his family. Born in 1927 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Jay was one of three sons of the late Mae V. and Charles F. Tarlov. Jay grew up in Shorefront Park, swimming the waters of Long Island Sound. He excelled at Norwalk High School where he graduated in 1945 as Class...
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Robert Kevin Keefe

February 11, 2015

Robert Kevin Keefe, age 56, beloved son and brother, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in California. He succumbed to the side effects of high dose radiation therapy resulting in radiation fibrosis. Born in Wilmington, DE, he attended Chadds Ford Elementary, The Tatnall School, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. Following ROTC in...
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Puspaben Modi (Chokshi family)

February 11, 2015

Funeral services will be held on Sunday February 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home,7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
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Margaret Ohlinger Hartman

February 8, 2015

Margaret Ohlinger Hartman, age 93, of Wilmington, passed away on February 8, 2015. She was born in 1921 in Baltimore, MD to Edgar A. Patterson and Margaret Doran Patterson. In addition to her parents Margaret is predeceased by her first husband Spence Ohlinger, Jr., second husband Robert Hartman, sister Helen Locke, and daughter Joan Ohlinger. She is survived by her sister Catherine...
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Arthur David Stein

February 7, 2015

Arthur David Stein, age 96 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Wheaton, Maryland and Washington, DC died on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Regal Heights Healthcare Center. Mr. Stein graduated from Massanutten Military Academy and attended Strayer School of Business. Most of his career was spent as the office manager at J.M.Stein and Company, a custom tailoring business founded by his grandfather...
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William M. Ryan

August 23, 1918 - February 6, 2015

Mr. Ryan, age 96, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on February 6 at Sunrise Senior Living on Shipley Road. He was born in Philadelphia August 23, 1918, graduated from high school in Woodbury, NJ., received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and did graduate work in geophysics and petrology at Harvard and the University of Colorado. He married Janet E....
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Michael Serafin

February 6, 2015

Michael Serafin, age 90, of Hockessin, DE died on February 6, 2015. He was born in 1924 in Akron, OH. Michael was raised in Newberry, MI, on the UP. He was a track star in high school, holding state records that stood for many years. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Air Corp, and flew missions over Japan on the B-29 "Burnin' Desire". After WWII, he graduated from Michigan...
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Mary Ann Bonk

February 6, 2015

Mary Ann Bonk, age 92, passed away on February 6, 2015 at her home. She attended St. Hedwig's grade school and Bee Tree School in Henderson, MD. Mary was a devoted wife to her husband Edward F. Bonk, Sr., who predeceased her in 2005. She is survived by her children; Susan and Jack Clendaniel, Kathaleen and Theodore Pukas, Edward F. Bonk, Jr., Marie Bonk, Veronica Bonk, Lisa Schorah,...
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Margaret Robinson Manning

February 3, 2015

Margaret Robinson Manning died peacefully on February 3, 2015. Born in Rochester, New York in 1918 to Irene and Elmer Robinson, Meg was the wife of the late Robert N. Manning, who died in 2009. She grew up in Rye, NY, San Francisco, CA and Concord, MA before attending and graduating from Connecticut College in 1941. She was a field supervisor and trainer for the Girl Scouts in New York City...
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Frances S. Young

February 3, 2015

Frances Scofield Young, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2015, at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE. Born in 1923, she grew up on a Connecticut farm and went on to Nashville, TN to attend Scarritt College for Christian Workers. Upon graduation, she came to Wilmington, DE, to work at the West End Neighborhood House, marry, and raise a family. Frances was a longtime member of...
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Frank Altoe

February 1, 2015

Frank Altoe, 91, died at Compassionate Care Hospice on February 1, 2015 after a short illness. Born in San Giacomo - Vittorio Veneto, Italy in 1923 to Amelia DePoli and Carlo Francesco Altoe, Frank served in the Italian Army during World War II. He came to the United States in 1947 and worked for 60 years as a machinist with F.F. Slocum and Able Machine & Specialty Co. Frank is survived by...
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Carolyn Ackart Bussard

February 1, 2015

passed away on February l, 2015 at the Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE. Mrs. Bussard's husband, Gordon Lucas Bussard, died in 1951. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Gordon Ackart Bussard and Donald Ackart Bussard, J.D., both of Wilmington; and a daughter, Roberta Bussard Whiting of Topsfield, MA; two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, five grandchildren and their spouses and nine...
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Rodney B. Higgins

January 30, 2015

Rodney B. Higgins passed away on January 30, 2015. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 13, 1923, the son of John Kimbley and Florence Bryan Higgins. He attended elementary and high school in Independence, Missouri. He was attending the Missouri School of Mines at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Cadet in 1942 and was commissioned into...
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Anna C. Spencer

January 27, 2015

Anna C. Spencer, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at Season's Hospice at Christiana. Anna was born in Wilmington, daughter of Willie Hunt and Lillian May Cross. She was a graduate of P.S. duPont High School, Class of 1943 and was a lifelong member of The Cathedral Church of St. John. During World War II, she worked at Bellanca and retired from...
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Nina Svidlo Sartori

January 25, 2015

Nina Svidlo Sartori, age 98, passed away at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday January 25, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in the USA of Russian immigrant parents, Nina was educated at Hunter College in NYC and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Hired by DuPont in 1945, she served much of her career in the patent department of Jackson Lab in Deepwater, NJ. ...
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Rachel K. Lowthian

January 21, 2015

Rachel Kennedy Lowthian, age 99, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Newark, DE passed away on January 21, 2015. She attended Newberry S.C High School and went on to graduate from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in 1937. Rachel taught music and social studies at Rock Hill High School starting in 1937 until she married Lt. Edwin D. Lowthian in 1942. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian...
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Nancy duPont Reynolds Cooch

January 21, 2015

Nancy duPont Reynolds Cooch, age 95, of Greenville, DE passed away quietly at her home on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Mrs. Cooch was born in 1919 to the late Eugene Eleuthere and Catherine Dulcinea Moxham duPont. She attended Tower Hill School, graduated from Westover School in Middlebury, CT in 1937, and attended Goldey Beacom College from 1938-1939. In 1940, she married her first husband,...
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Thomas Wayne Lord

January 20, 2015

Thomas Wayne Lord, age 21, of Middletown, DE passed away on January 20, 2015. Tom attended A.I. duPont High School. He loved the Flyers hockey team, urban art, going out to dinner, trains and fishing. Tom also enjoyed spending time with his friends and knew how to make them laugh. His smile could light up the room on the darkest day. That light will be in our hearts forever. He is...
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Norma Jean Kendall

January 18, 2015

Norma Jean Kendall, age 87, of Newark, DE, peacefully went to be with our Lord, surrounded by her family on Sunday January 18, 2015. She was a graduate of Central High School in Evansville, IN in 1946. She wed the love of her life in 1947 and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Norma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved, more than anything, spending time with...
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Mary Rutherford Whelchel Morris

January 17, 2015

Mary Whelchel Morris died on January 17 at the age of 93 at Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware. Her husband, Jean M. Morris, died in 2011. Mary Rutherford Whelchel Morris was born on February 10, 1921, in Gainesville, Georgia. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Cleveland D. Whelchel. She attended the Gainesville public schools and graduated from Hollins College in 1942. Returning to...
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Phyllis Ann Clark Moltenbrey

January 17, 2015

Phyllis Ann Clark Moltenbrey, age 87, of Glen Mills, PA formerly of Westfield, MA died on January 17, 2015 at Rose Court – Continuing Care at Maris Grove. She was born the daughter of Noella B. (Ashmore) Clark and Walter S. Clark. Phyllis graduated Westfield High School in 1945. She graduated Brockton Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 with her R.N. She worked as a surgical R.N. in the O.R....
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George J. Roewe, Jr.

January 12, 2015

George J. Roewe, Jr., 90 years old, of Hockessin, Delaware was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1924 and died January 12. 2015 from Dementia and a fractured hip. George was born in Raleigh, N.C., son of George J. & Iva Roewe. He married Barbara Clancy Roewe and recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. George is survived by his wife, sons, Jay & Scott and daughter, Wynn Roewe Davis, daughter-in...
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Marjorie Ann Goggins

January 11, 2015

Marjorie Ann Goggins age 81 of Wilmington DE passed away on Sunday January 11, 2015. She earned her bachelors degree at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She worked as a teacher and later as a treatment coordinator for Dr. Clifford Anzilloti. Marge will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She enjoyed...
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Paul G. Francis

January 11, 2015

Paul G. Francis, age 80, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born July 31, 1934 in Morrilton Arkansas, he was the son of the late Gordon and Maude Francis. Upon graduation from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Paul began a long career working for the DuPont Company most recently at the Seaford plant and at the Wilmington...
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Sarah Trigg Harris

January 10, 2015

Sarah Trigg Harris, age 91, of Hockessin, DE died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Cokesbury Village. Sarah had been a resident of Cokesbury Village since 1998. Sarah was born Sarah Castleton Trigg to James Greenway Trigg and Rhetta Thompson in 1923 in Petersburg, VA. Sarah spent her childhood in Hopewell, VA and had many fond memories of visiting relatives in Petersburg, Richmond, Abington,...
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David Holmes Edison

January 9, 2015

Dr. David Holmes Edison of West Grove, PA, age 81, passed away January 9, 2015. David was born in 1933 in Claymont, DE to Dr. Austin & Myrtle Edison. He graduated from Claymont HS in 1951, Oberlin College (BS Chemistry) in 1955, and University of Rochester (PhD Chemistry) in 1959. He worked for E.I.DuPont de Nemours and Co. for 33 years. He also volunteered for many years at Christiana...
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Vivian C. Flagg

January 9, 2015

Vivian Casperson Flagg, a lifelong Wilmington resident, died on January 9th. She was 102. She was the daughter of Henry Lyle and Nellie May Webb Casperson, and was preceded in death by beloved husband, John B. Flagg. After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1934, Vivian taught math in Wilmington until 1946 when she married "Jack" Flagg, a WWII aviator. An avid reader, doll...
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Willard H. Cobb, Jr.

January 9, 2015

Willard (Bill) Cobb, age 92, died peacefully on January 9, 2015 at Cokesbury Village where he lived for the last fifteen years. Bill was born in Newton Centre, Massachusetts to Virginia Emmons and Willard Cobb Sr. He was a graduate of Cheshire Academy. He attended Yale University for two years before serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the U.S. and Europe during World War II. Bill...
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Howard John Claussen

January 8, 2015

Howard John Claussen, age 81, fell into the arms of Jesus on January 8, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1933. Howard married Dorcas (Tabby) Moeller, his cherished wife of 60 years on August 29, 1954. Thereafter, Howard graduated from Valparaiso University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. His professional career spanned 39...
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Werner Curt Brown

January 8, 2015

Werner C. Brown of Wilmington, DE died peacefully at Stonegates Health Care in Greenville, DE on January 8, 2015 at the age of 95. Born in Berlin, Germany on February 18, 1919, he arrived in America via Ellis Island in 1923. Most of his childhood was spent in Currituck, NC and later in Ocean View, VA near Norfolk, where he was a track and football star at Maury High School. He attended Duke...
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Kantibhai Patel

January 7, 2015

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Friday January 9, 2015 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 3 pm.
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David Allen Sperry

January 5, 2015

David Allen Sperry of Huron, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. Dave was born April 4, 1929 in Cleveland, OH to Melvin C. and Dorothy Haley Sperry. He graduated in 1947 from Westfield High, Westfield, NJ. During the Korean Conflict Dave served his country as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1957 from the University...
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Mary C. DiSabatino

January 3, 2015

Mary C. DiSabatino, age 90, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She was one of four children of Lawrence and Mary (Kelley) Doyle. Mary was a graduate of Holy Child Academy High School and Pierce College. She was an active member of St. Helena's Catholic Church, enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, traveling, volunteering for various charities and spending...
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Dimitri Staikos

January 3, 2015

Dr. Dimitri Staikos, age 95, died at his son's home on Saturday, January 3, 2015 with his immediate family at his bedside. Dr. Staikos was battling cancer and heart disease for the past few years, but passed without extreme suffering and still mentally well. Born in 1919, in Piraeus, Greece, he was the firstborn child of Nikolaos and Marigoula Staikopoulos. He attended Athens College,...
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St. Claire Hayden D'Wolf

January 2, 2015

St. Claire Hayden D'Wolf, age 85, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015. She was the daughter of Emilie St. Claire de Graffenreid Hayden and Lovell Eugene Hayden, Jr. of Shreveport, LA. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and enjoyed sailing, reading, walking, and the beauty of nature. St. Claire was a founding member of St. Mary's Anglican Church...
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Walter Durham

January 1, 2015

Walter J. Durham, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home on Thursday January 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Walt was born in Wilmington, DE, son of the late Walter J. and Virginia W. Durham. Walt was formerly from Laurel, DE where he graduated from Laurel High School. He attended the University of Delaware after retiring from Naval Service at the conclusion of...
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Helen Johnson Elener

December 31, 2014

Helen Johnson Elener, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Wilcox, PA, peacefully passed away at Foulk Manor South on December 31, 2014. Mrs. Elener was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her dietician internship at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. She was employed as a dietician by the DuPont Company in Terre Haute, IN, where she met her future husband, Edward C....
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Maurice P. D'Onofrio

December 30, 2014

"RIP" "LINDY" "MO" Our much loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on Tuesday, December 30, at Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, his residence since May of 2013. Maurice was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Flo, who passed away in May of 2014; his parents Lena Massaro and Frank D'Onofrio; his brother Francis D'Onofrio, his sister Rosemarie...
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Charles Harwin Smith

December 29, 2014

Charles Harwin Smith, age 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 29, 2014 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. Harwin, or "Smitty" as many called him, was born on November 21, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of the late Charles Harwin Smith, III and the late Marion Spruance Van Horn. He was raised in Delaware and graduated from Wilmington Friends School in...
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Charles Harwin Smith

November 21, 1929 - December 29, 2014

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Alvin James Flint

December 29, 2014

Alvin James Flint, age 89, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 29, 2014 at Arbor View located at Willow Valley in Lancaster. Alvin was born and raised in Gloversville, NY. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in 1948 with a degree in Chemistry. He was a WWII Veteran who served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. Alvin began working as a teacher in Ohio. ...
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Guy A. White, Sr.

December 28, 2014

Guy A. White, 90, passed away on December 28, 2014, three months after the death of his beloved wife of sixty-eight years, Myrtle E. White. Guy was born in 1924 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Stephen and Margaret Campbell White. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca and her husband Robert Rose of Milford, New Jersey; his son Guy Alexander Jr. and his wife Debi of Ivey, Georgia;...
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Edward George Miller

December 28, 2014

Edward G. Miller, age 91 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on December 28, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1923, he was the son of the late F. Clifford and Josephine Hughes Miller. Ed attended St. Paul's Elementary School, Salesianum High School, and graduated in 1948 from the University of Delaware with a degree of...
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Shee Lup Jung

December 26, 2014

Shee Lup Jung was born to Yung Sen Jung and Kwai Gee Chun (immigrants from China) on November 15, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA. Lup was the fifth child of seven children (Len, Wing, Faye, Quing, Lup, Rose and Daniel). They brought property in up in Brawley, Ca. for a new restaurant. In 1932, they rented a formal bank building in El Centro and built a fine restaurant. They opened it 1932 and...
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Donald R. Diggs

December 26, 2014

Donald R. Diggs died on December 26, 2014 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of the late John and Dorothy (Chesnut) Diggs. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois, and later attended Lehigh University and graduated from Northwestern University with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Donald worked for the DuPont Company for...
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Joseph S. "Joe" Harrington

December 26, 2014

Joseph S. Harrington (Joe), age 94, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Franklin, Pennsylvania to the late Blaine G. Harrington and Alice L. Harrington, Mr. Harrington graduated from Mercersburg Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Duke University. During World War II he was a member of the U.S. Army and served...
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Rosemary Lehman Clark

December 25, 2014

Rosemary Lehman Clark died at her residence at Kendall Crosslands on Christmas morning 2014 at the age of 95 of natural causes. She was born in Berne, Indiana in 1919, the daughter of Enos and Mae Lehman. She grew up and was schooled in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She attended the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelors Degree in 1941 and a Masters in 1943 in Classics. In 1943 she married...
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Rashmikaben A Patel

December 25, 2014

Visitation for Mrs. Patel will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin from 2:00 to 2:30 on Monday December 29, 2014. The service will follow from 2:30 to 3:30.
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Isabelle Slaine Colonna

December 23, 2014

Isabelle (Slaine) Colonna died on December 23, 2014, in Wilmington, Delaware. She was born and raised in Greensburg, PA, and attended Seton Hill University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. After raising her family she devoted many hours helping various charitable organizations, including as an aide in a nursing home, a hospital thrift shop, several convents,...
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Bill Thomas Muncaster

December 23, 2014

"Bill" William Thomas Muncaster, 95, of Hockessin died Tuesday December 23, 2014. He was born to the late John E. and Alletta Muncaster, August 24, 1919, at Milton Farm in Montgomery County, MD. He grew up at "The Ridge" on Muncaster Road. Bill graduated from Sherwood High School in 1937 and received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1941. He married Mary...
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Donald G. Kuehn

December 23, 2014

Donald G. Kuehn, age 85, of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Donald is survived by his wife, Ann of 64 years. He is also survived by a sister, Patsy Schlegel of Maine, sister-in-law, Shirley Kuehn of Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry. Services and burial will be private. The family suggests contributions in Donald's name...
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Elizabeth Lahr McCulloch

December 22, 2014

Elizabeth Lahr McCulloch, age 88, of Meriden, CT and formerly Wilmington, died on Monday December 22, 2014 at The Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT. Elizabeth attended Wilmington Friends School and Russell Sage College. Her employment included the DuPont Company, Campbell's Soup Company and Grocery Store Products Company. She was a member of the Wilmington Society of Friends and the National...
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Carol Godley Rocheleau

December 21, 2014

Carol G. (nee Godley) Rocheleau, age 70, of Chadds Ford, PA died peacefully on December 21, 2014 while surrounded by her family after a courageous 12 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Carol was born in 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to Arthur M. and Florence J. Godley. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. Norman J. Rocheleau. She was a loving mother to Michael (Julia) Rocheleau,...
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Ursula M. Gemmola

December 19, 2014

Ursula Mildred Gemmola, age 83, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, formerly of Wilmington, DE and of Yonkers, NY, entered God's Eternal Kingdom on December 19, 2014 due to complications from pneumonia. Ursula attended George Washington HS in Manhattan, NY during which time she interviewed Eleanor Roosevelt for her school newspaper. Ursula was a perfectionist who devoted herself to her family. ...
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Maria Bianca Colosante

December 19, 2014

Maria Bianca Colasante, 94, of Hockessin passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Christiana Hospital from complications of hip surgery. Maria was born in Sulmona, Italy and emigrated to the United States in 1962. She worked at Mrs. Rubino's Restaurant for many years. Her greatest joy was her family, especially cooking for them. She spent many summers in Chicago and Erie where she...
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Madhav Karnik

December 17, 2014

Madhav Karnik passed away peacefully on 17th December 2014, he was 80 years old. Loving husband to Usha, father and father-in-law to Madhura-Tushar, Nilesh-Manasi and Aaba to Prachi, Aditya, Sayuri and Sana. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 Service commencing at 2:00pm on...
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Wallace James Forrester

December 16, 2014

Wallace James Forrester, age 78, of Yorklyn, Delaware, formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday December 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He retired from the NVF Company after 50 years of service as a mill wright worker. Wallace was an active member with the VFW Post in Hockessin, DE. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Dellinger Forrester. Wallace is survived...
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Jack H. Li

December 15, 2014

Dr. Jack H. Li passed away at the age of 72 on December 15, 2014 at his home in Hockessin, DE. He was born in Shanghai, China and came to the United States in 1963. He received a BS in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley in 1967 and his PhD in Physiology/Biophysics at Tufts University in 1973. Jack dedicated his career to Biomedical Research which he performed at Boston University School of...
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Robert C. Ackart

December 14, 2014

Robert C. Ackart, age 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away in his sleep on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Methodist Country House. Robert was a longtime volunteer with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was stage manager of Central City's work premiere of Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Bay Doe and stage director in its initial seasons of the Santa Fe Opera. Author of numerous cookbooks,...
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Robert Ackart

December 14, 2014

Robert C. Ackart, age 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away in his sleep on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Methodist Country House. Robert was a longtime volunteer with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was stage manager of Central City's work premiere of Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Bay Doe and stage director in its initial seasons of the Santa Fe Opera. Author of numerous cookbooks,...
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Nancy H. Conner

December 13, 2014

The Light Has Gone Out of Our Lives Nancy H. Conner, 84: wife, lover and best friend of her husband, Albert Z. Conner, died on December 13, 2014 after a battle with multiple health issues. Nancy was born in Wilmington in 1930, one of seven children of Eunice and Matthew Hall. When she was nine, her father died, leaving the family to struggle through the Depression and World War II. Her...
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Michael Allen Viner

December 13, 2014

Michael Allen Viner of Salisbury, MD and formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014 with his family by his side. He was 66 years old. Michael graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1966 as a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy, West Point, upon graduation. Mike completed...
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Douglas Kirk Simonton

December 12, 2014

Douglas Kirk Simonton, 64, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 12, 2014 with his family at his side. Doug attended Wilmington Friends School, and graduated from Lawrence Academy and Bowdoin College, where he was a member of the Varsity Squash Team and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He retired from a long career with Simonton Insurance and was a CPCU Charter Property Casualty...
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Charlotte Huber Becker

August 4, 1925 - December 8, 2014

Charlotte Huber Becker passed away peacefully on December 8, 2014. Born in Upper Darby, PA, on August 4, 1925, Char was the daughter of Donald Moyer Huber and Mary Youngs Huber. In her teens, Char's family moved to Wilmington, where she graduated from P.S. duPont High School. She attended Elmira College in New York and worked at the duPont Company Experimental Station in the 1940s. Char and...
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Alessio F. Perrone

December 7, 2014

Alessio "Al" Francis Perrone, 62, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, died on December 7, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to Alessio "Jake" Perrone and the Barbara Green Perrone. He attended Annunciation BVM grammar school and Newman High School in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Triton High School in Runnemede, NJ. He worked in the auto industry for...
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William "Bill" Reese Coon

December 7, 2014

William (Bill) Reese Coon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 7, 2014. Bill was born in 1919, and raised in Buffalo, NY. He was the second child of the late William Michael Coon and the late Grace Mahoney Coon. Bill left Buffalo to attend the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA for his high school and Junior College years, where he had a distinguished career....
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David Robert "Bob" Mantell

December 6, 2014

David Robert Mantell, beloved father and grandfather, died on Saturday, December 6th. He was surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Carlson (nee Mantell), his son-in-law, Neil Carlson and his grandsons, Alex and Matthew. He was predeceased by his former wife, Denise Mantell and his son, Dorian Mantell. David was raised in New York City, where he lived...
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Genevieve B. Cichelli

December 6, 2014

Genevieve B. Cichelli, age 94, of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at her residence. Born in Baltimore, MD in 1920, she was the daughter of the late James and Amelia (Frank) Buettner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mario T. Cichelli in 2013 and one sister, Estella Polley. She is survived by one daughter, Joanne Hill of Downingtown...
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H. Irvin "Irv" Salmons, Jr.

December 3, 2014

H. Irvin "Irv" Salmons, Jr., age 89 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Irv was born Harold Irvin Salmons, Jr. in 1925 in Milford, DE, son of the late Harold Irvin and Imogene (Hill) Salmons. Irv lived his childhood days in Milford, (spending his summers in Chincoteague Virginia) until he graduated from Milford High School in 1944. He went on to attend...
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Ronald G. Burcham

December 2, 2014

Ronald Burcham died peacefully at home in Newark, DE on December 2, 2014, ensconced in his favorite easy chair. Born & raised in Rockland, DE, he was a 1951 graduate of A.I. DuPont High School where he excelled in sports earning 11 varsity letters in baseball, basketball, track & field, and football for which he was named to the 1950 All-State Team as a Running Back. After high school, Ronnie...
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V.N. "Malli" Rao

December 2, 2014

V. N. Mallikarjuna "Malli" Rao passed away suddenly at his home in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Born in 1937 in Tamil Nadu state in India, Malli received his bachelors and masters degrees from Pachaiyappa's College, affiliated with the University of Madras, in 1959. He came to the U.S. on a Fulbright Fellowship and obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University...
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Fred Benedict Clemens

November 30, 2014

Fred Benedict Clemens, 87, of Hockessin died on November 30, 2014. Fred was born in 1927 in Jasonville, Indiana to Roy Fred Clemens of Indiana and Margaret O'Neill, a native of Ballymuddy, County Waterford, Ireland. Fred grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, near Boston. After serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1946-47 in Japan, he graduated in 1950 with a B.S. in...
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John R. Ruddick

November 29, 2014

John R. Ruddick, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Country House. John was the son of James H. Ruddick and Mary L. Ruddick of Elmira, NY. He joined the Navy enrolling in the V-12 Officer Training Program during World War II. Starting at Bates College he completed the program and graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics. After the Navy,...
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Walter William Fox, Sr.

November 27, 2014

Walter W. Fox, Sr., age 62, of Wilmington, DE passed away on November 27, 2014 at home. A 1972 graduate at William Penn High School in New Castle, Walt was a machine operator for various local companies for 40 years. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, who also played and coached softball. Most of all he cherished time spent with family and friends. Walt is predeceased by his parents Earl...
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Felicia C. Koch

November 25, 2014

Felicia C. Koch, 93 of Chalfonte, Wilmington passed away on November 25, 2014. After receiving her training as an RN from St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio she served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp during WWII. In 1984 she retired from Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester where she worked part time. For many years she was a volunteer nurse at St. Mary Magdalen School. Felicia was...
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Dorothy Gravatt Hunter

August 5, 1930 - November 24, 2014

Dorothy Gravatt Hunter passed away on November 24, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. She was born on August 5, 1930 in Richmond, VA, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and received a B.A. in French from Mary Washington College. She taught high school French and Spanish before moving to Wilmington in 1958. She devoted her life to giving to others. She served actively both within Westminster...
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Joan McGarry Heath

November 24, 2014

Joan Elizabeth McGarry Heath, 80, passed away peacefully November 24, 2014 at Cokesbury Village. She was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University and worked at Boston University Medical School for three years before marrying Harry Williams Heath, Jr. in 1958. In their first ten years of...
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Janet Hunter Bell McMahon Purdon

November 23, 2014

Janet Hunter Bell McMahon Purdon, 84, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Janet was born in Ayr, Scotland to Mary and Thomas McMahon. She received her RN degree at Ruchill Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1952, and then continued to work there as an infectious diseases nurse. She was privileged to be among the first nurses to...
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Edward C. Broge

November 23, 2014

Edward Broge, 92, died on November 23, 2014. Mr. Broge was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, was educated in their public schools and was a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1943. During WWII, he was employed by the National Defense Research Committee, where he was a member of the team that developed the implosion device that triggered the atomic bomb. After the war, he entered...
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Matthew Joseph White

November 22, 2014

Matthew Joseph White, age 27, of Wilmington, DE died suddenly at his home on Saturday, November, 22, 2014. Matthew graduated from Brandywine High School in 2005 and the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in 2001. Matthew enjoyed spending time working on cars, loved playing baseball and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. Matthew will be greeted by his mother, Mary Jane Sheehan, August...
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Mae Dorothy Hightower Vandamm

November 20, 2014

Mae Dorothy Hightower-Vandamm, 88, died on November 20, 2014. Raised in Dublin, GA, Mae Dorothy Hightower-Vandamm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hightower, and sister of Robert Hightower, Jr., received a Bachelor's Degree from Wesleyan College and a Master's Degree from Columbia University. She enjoyed a stellar career as an occupational therapist and served as Executive Director of the...
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Gretchen Burrus Eller

November 20, 2014

Gretchen Burrus Eller, age 90, widow of Kenneth L. Eller, passed away on November 20, 2014. Mrs. Eller was born in Duluth, Minnesota, daughter of Vera and Albert H. Heyroth. She graduated from Niagara Falls High School and attended Williams Smith College and studied music at the Bradley Institute of Music in Ontario, Canada where she completed 13 years in three years. She was an avid lover of...
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Althea E. "Tia" McDowell

November 20, 2014

Althea E. McDowell, "Tia", after a prolonged and heroic battle with multiple sclerosis, passed away on November 20, 2014 at age 51. Despite total paralysis, Tia remained mentally alert throughout her struggle with MS. She was an inspiration to all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. Tia was a graduate of Eastern College in 1985 and received her law degree from Villanova...
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Jean Marie Daggett

November 19, 2014

Jean Marie Daggett, 84, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born in Lewisburg, PA in 1930, she was the daughter of Mary Kathryn Sassaman Winter and Bruce Harold Winter. Upon graduating from Lock Haven State Teachers College, she taught elementary grades in Toledo, OH and Ridley Park, PA. After retiring as a teacher, she worked as a...
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Rose Marie (Re) Kouba

November 18, 2014

Rose Marie (Re) Kouba, 88, entered into God's rest on November 18 at her home in Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA, She was born in Atlantic City, NJ, to the late Frank and Helen (Rutkosky) Monastra. She graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1944 and earned a bachelor's degree in Home Economics from the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College, a part of Rutgers University)...
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John Norman Sherman

November 18, 2014

John N. (Jack) Sherman Age 90, passed away on Nov 18, 2014 with wit and charm. Jack was born and raised in South Dakota, but traveled the world making a name for himself. He served as a crew member of a Blimp squadron on submarine patrol during World War II. After graduating from the Univ of Minnesota as an Aeronautical Engineer, he joined Hercules Powder Co as a Rocket Scientist. He...
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George A. Morrone

November 18, 2014

George A. Morrone, age 84, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away November 18, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Wilmington, DE. George was born in 1930 in Clearwater, FL. He was married to Margaret for 67 years. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer with 21.5 years of service with the US Navy and a retired teacher with 20 years at Sussex County Vo-Tech Center in Georgetown, DE. He touched many young...
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Elaine Elliott Johnston

November 17, 2014

Elaine Elliott Johnston, 80, a resident of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware, died November 17, 2014. The daughter of Thomas R. and Elsie Price Elliott, Elaine grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. She graduated from Keystone Junior College, now Keystone College. Upon graduation, Elaine worked for Merrill-Lynch in Manhattan, Newark and Trenton. In 1956, she married Edsall R. Johnston,...
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Eleanor Hickey

November 17, 2014

Eleanor M. Hickey, 95, passed away peacefully at Wilmington Hospital on November 17, 2014 after a brief illness. She lived at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin for the past 20 years. Eleanor was born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts in 1919 to Robert Alexander and Hattie Ernestine Pray Magill. She married Norman M. Hickey in 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She and Norman lived in Worcester;...
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