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Susanne Elsaesser Lassen

October 8, 1915 - May 18, 2015

Susanne Elsaesser Lassen, 99, died peacefully at her home at Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware on Monday, May 18, 2015. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on October 8, 1915, she was the daughter of Dr. Armin Emil Elsaesser, a Swiss surgeon, and Helen Wick Ford of Youngstown. Her mother's family were among the first settlers of Youngstown in the late 1700s and were instrumental in helping establish...
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Frank W. Limprun, Sr.

May 14, 2015

Frank W. Limprun, Sr., age 74, of Bear, DE, passed away on May 14, 2015. Frank was the son of the late Frank and Hilda Jeandell Limprun. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban missile crisis in the 1960s and was stationed out of Paris Island. After four years of service, he returned to Delaware where he remained until his death. He worked for B & J Tire for many years, and...
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Robert J. Donaghy, Jr.

May 13, 2015

Robert J. Donaghy Jr. of Wilmington and Henlopen Acres, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Bob was born in Wilmington in 1927, the only child of the late Robert J. and Blanche Macklin Donaghy. He graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1945 and was the class agent for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from the University of...
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John S. Swajeski

May 11, 2015

John S. Swajeski of Wilmington, Delaware, passed on May 11, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital's Compassionate Care wing after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of the Wharton School of Business. John had a long successful career with Dupont. He traveled the world as a marketing executive working on brands such as Automotive products, Corian and Silverstone. A...
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Lois (Queen) Castro-Nichols

May 10, 2015

It is with great sadness family of Lois (Queen) Castro-Nichols announces her passing after a year long battle with cancer on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015 at the age of 61. Lois, a native of Charleston, SC was born in 1953 to Walter and Lucy Green and was the 6th of twelve children. She attended Wilmington High School and devoted her professional life to the insurance industry and...
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Gregory Webb

May 10, 2015

Gregory Webb, age 50, passed away on May 10, 2015. Gregg was the son of Roseann Webb and the late Frank E. Webb. He was a brother to Frank (Lynne) of Wilmington, DE, Doreen of Chantilly, VA and Kevin (Heather) of Warrington, PA. He was the Uncle to Brett Webb of Ft. Bragg, NC, Nicole Webb of Newark, DE, Casey Webb, Morgan Webb and Jack Webb of Warrington, PA. Gregg worked hard selling...
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Brian Mead, Jr.

May 8, 2015

Brian Mead Jr. age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday May 8, 2015 at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, surrounded by his loving family. Brian was born in Texas in 1927, the son of Brian and Lucy Mead of Scarsdale NY. Brian graduated from Haverford College and Princeton University where he earned a PhD. in Chemistry and married his beloved wife Josephine Spitzer in 1950. They moved to Wilmington...
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Patrica Ann Powell White

May 7, 2015

Patricia Ann White, age 67, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family. Pat enjoyed playing senior bingo, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and dancing and listening to country music. She is survived by her step-father, Donald Latch, her husband of 47 years, William H., her son, Bill, her daughter, Teri,...
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Patricia Ann White

May 7, 2015

Patricia Ann White, age 67, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family. Pat enjoyed playing senior bingo, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and dancing and listening to country music. She is survived by her step-father, Donald Latch, her husband of 47 years, William H., her son, Bill, her daughter, Teri, her...
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Patricia L. "Patti" Davis

May 6, 2015

Patricia L. "Patti" Davis, age 55, of New Castle, Delaware, passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of Gerald and Mildred Davis. She was preceded in death by her Dad on March 23, 2015. Patti was an avid animal lover and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her mother, Millie Davis; sister, Margaret Davis; niece, April Davis (Chris); beloved great...
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Kenneth Bartlett Sutton

May 6, 2015

Kenneth Bartlett Sutton (Kenny), age 60, of Arden, Delaware passed away on Wednesday May 6, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Ken brought a smile to the face of everyone he came in contact with. His charismatic nature and good heart brightened the lives of all those lucky enough to have known him. Ken's love of family was only matched by his love of music. An accomplished guitarist,...
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Alejandra Alex Alva-DeClavijo

May 4, 2015

Alejandra Alva-DeClavijo, age 71, passed away on May 4, 2015 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Alex began working for the Ministry of Caring in 1996 as a teacher of the two year olds at the Child Care Center. She then moved to Guardian Angel Child Care when it opened in July of 1998. She first worked with older two year olds and then became the head teacher of the three year old...
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Thomas Reed Smith

May 3, 2015

Thomas Reed Smith, age 57 of Wilmington, DE, died Sunday May 3, 2015. Mr. Smith was born in Concord, MA, son of William Reed Smith and Elizabeth Josephine Smith. His family moved to College Station, TX where his father ran the Psychology Department at Texas A&M. His father was an officer in the Navy during WW II, and on Sunday night, cadets from Texas A&M came for family dinner before being...
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Harold F. Hublein

May 3, 2015

Harold Hublein, age 84, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was born in 1931 in New York City. Harold graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union, both in New York. He attended the University of Delaware in the Chemical Engineering graduate program. He was a member of the American Institute of...
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Glenn Stewart Dykes

May 1, 2015

Glenn Stewart Dykes, who made us laugh until we ached, who loved his many friends, who had a soft heart and a large spirit, passed away on May 1, 2015. Glenn is survived by the greatest love of his life, his son, Braden Dykes. He is also survived by his mother, Edith Johnson Dykes, who loved him without limit; his siblings, who can't imagine their lives without him, James David Dykes and...
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Kusum Vithalbhai Patel

April 30, 2015

Funeral services will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 3 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 3 pm.
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Donna L. Stewart

April 28, 2015

Donna L. Stewart, age 57, of Lewes, DE, passed quietly at home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with family at her side after a battle with Alzheimer's. Donna was a loving and dedicated wife and mother, who always cared for others. She had a great love for the Lord and a strong prayer life. We take comfort in knowing she will be in heaven. She worked for Christiana Care in Middletown before going...
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Russell Owen Jones

April 28, 2015

Russell Owen Jones, 72, of Chadds Ford, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. As he wished, he was surrounded by family in the home he designed and built, amidst the beautiful spring blossoms of his garden. Russ graduated from P.S. DuPont High School and attended West Nottingham Academy....
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Mary E. Andrews

April 28, 2015

Mary E. (nee Gerrity) Andrews, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Centralia, PA, died on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Foulk Manor North Assisted Living. She was a graduate of St. Ignatius Catholic School in Centralia, PA, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Mount Carmel, PA, Bradford High School in Bradford, PA and the Lancaster Beauty School in Lancaster, PA. Mary volunteered at the A.I. duPont...
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Sara Heinzeroth Chandler

April 25, 2015

Sara Heinzeroth Chandler, aged 90, of Wilmington and Lewes, Delaware died on April 25, 2015 in her home surrounded by the adoration and love of her family. "Sally" was a native Wilmingtonian and a member of The Cathedral Church of St. John all her life until its closure. She attended P.S. #30 and being a fast learner, she graduated two years ahead of her class at P.S duPont High School. It...
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Duane Woodward Dresser

April 25, 2015

Duane Woodward Dresser, age 86, of Greenville, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Duane was born in Glendale, California, the fourth son of William E. Dresser and Winifred Trotter Dresser. Duane grew up in South Pasadena, California where he attended its public schools graduating from South Pasadena High School in 1946. He...
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Richard Eldredge Poole

April 24, 2015

Richard Eldredge Poole, age 74, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on April 24, 2015 at his home in Henlopen Acres, Delaware. Mr. Poole was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School, 1958; Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, B.A. with high honors, 1963; and the University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966. Poole spent the 1960-61 school year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. After...
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Jigisha Patel

April 24, 2015

Jigisha Anant Patel, age 48, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2015. Jigisha was born in India to Kanti Bhai and Jayben Patel. She worked for the BNY Mellon Corporation. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Anant, a son, Nikhil and a daughter Preya. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM at...
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George Tsoukalas

April 24, 2015

George Tsoukalas, age 88, of Wilmington passed away on Friday April 24, 2015. He was born in 1926 in Greece. George owned the Seawood Restaurant in Rehoboth for over 20 years where he was loved and respected by all. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Frideriki (Politopoulos) Tsoukalas; daughter, Stavroula Tsoukalas of Wilmington; brothers, Harry of Rehoboth and Nafpaktos of Greece;...
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Francesco Bonmartini

April 23, 2015

Count Francesco Bonmartini died April 23, 2015 on his 55th wedding anniversary at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 88. Born in Rome, Italy, he is the son of the late Count Giovanni Bonmartini and Countess Giacinta Tracagni Bonmartini. In 1943, he enlisted in the British 8th Army, serving in the Italian Intelligence Liaison Unit. He was in active combat as the war progressed...
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Brelan Eytan Moritz

April 18, 2015

Brélan Eytan Moritz, age 29, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Panama City, Florida, in 1985 and attended Lynn Haven Elementary, Mowat Middle School, and Mosley High School where he graduated as the valedictorian and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in...
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Benjamin C. McGovern

April 17, 2015

Benjamin C. McGovern, age 33, of Newark, DE, passed away at home. Ben was a graduate of Glasgow High School - Class of 1999. He was employed as a Personal Fitness Trainer and had held other jobs as well. He participated in the father son teams at the crickett shoot. Ben enjoyed cars, bikes, movies, music, family and friends, and trap shooting with his Dad. Ben is survived by his...
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Jeanne B. Wilson

April 17, 2015

Jeanne Bowersox Wilson, age 91, of Kennett Square, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on April 17, 2015. Jeanne was born in York, PA in 1923 to Hixon Bowersox and Charlotte McClellan. She was educated at Abbott Academy (now integrated with Phillips Andover), and Smith College where she majored in Bacteriology. She worked as a Bacteriology Research Technician at Yale Medical School...
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Homi Cawas Bhedwar

April 16, 2015

On April 16, 2015, Homi Cawas Bhedwar, aged 66 years, passed away unexpectedly while travelling overseas. He was the loving son of Roshan and Cawas Bhedwar, husband to Zarine and father of Cyrus (married to Naina) and Carl (married to Amanda) and fond grandfather to three beautiful grandchildren. Homi was born in India in 1948, educated at Cathedral and John Connon School and IIT - India....
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Rose Grieco

April 15, 2015

Rose Grieco, age 89, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015, at Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Facility in Wilmington. Rose was born in Wilmington in 1925 to Antoinette and Pasquale Solge. She attended St. Patrick's School and P.S. Dupont High School where she was an avid tennis player. She worked for Sloan's 5&10, and in 1947 married Michael Grieco, eventually moving their...
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Zoe Bower Brunt

April 11, 2015

Zoë Brunt, of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware passed away on April 11, 2015 after a brief illness. Born Zoë Mae Bower, she was a graduate of Newville High School and then completed the medical technology program at The Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. There, Zoë met Harry Brunt while he was attending medical school, and they married in 1944. Zoë's life was...
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Sunita Sodhi

April 10, 2015

Mrs. Sodhi died at Christiana Hospital on Friday April 10, 2015.
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Orlando Ricardo Brown

April 9, 2015

Orlando Ricardo Brown Orlando Brown, age 31, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. Orlando was born in Jamaica and attended school both in Jamaica and in the United States. He worked in the retail industry and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Orlando had a vivacious personality, was talented in the arts and was a friend to...
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Amelia Gebhart "Mimi" Durham

April 9, 2015

Amelia Gebhart Durham, "Mimi", age 90, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Olde New Castle, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 9, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Mimi was the daughter of the late Chandler H. and Mary F. Gebhart of Olde New Castle. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1943 and the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. After she became a registered...
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William Hamilton Swartz, Jr.

April 5, 2015

William H. Swartz, Jr., age 71 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Wilmington Hospital. William was born in New York, NY, son of the late William H. Sr. and Margaret Farmer Swartz. He graduated from The Hotchkiss School in 1961 and Yale University in 1965. He received his MBA from Columbia University. He was a financial analyst and...
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Alice Lamming

April 3, 2015

Alice Lamming, 97, of West Grove, PA died peacefully in her sleep on Friday April 3, 2015. She was born to John and Victoria Michałek in Chicago in 1917 and grew up in Benton Harbor, MI. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1935 and during her teens and early twenties was a concert violinist with the House of David orchestra in Benton Harbor and a soloist at many venues. She also...
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Anna Madonna Fresta

April 2, 2015

Anna Madonna Fresta, 101, of Havertown, died peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at The Residence at Glen Riddle. She was the beloved wife of Rosario John Fresta who died in 2003 and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, Anna was the daughter of Nicolas and Elvira Madonna. Anna was predeceased by five sisters Lee, Rose, Mary, Dorothy, and Jean and two brothers...
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Edward L. Ogorek

April 2, 2015

Edward. L. Ogorek, age 87, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on April 2, 2015. He was born in Yorklyn, DE to the late Alexander Ogorek and Mary Wisnewski. Ed was a long-time resident of Hockessin and a member of the Hockessin Fire Company. He and his brothers owned and operated the Gulf Gas Station in Hockessin. In 1992, Ed retired from George Regester and Sons as a Party Chief, Land Surveyor....
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Tulasi Manna Babu

April 1, 2015

Tulasi Manna Babu, 73 of Hockessin and formerly of Kerala, India died on April 1, 2015 while in Christiana Hospital. She was a graduate from Kerala who then received her Masters and PhD here in the U.S. She specialized in many areas: pulmonology, sleep medicine, geriatrics and most recently, psychiatric medicine. She worked at the VA for over 36 years as a pulmonary rehabilitation therapist. ...
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Greta Gail (nee Snader) Montgomery

April 1, 2015

Greta Gail (nee Snader) Montgomery deservedly was taken into the arms of her Lord early on April 1, 2015. Stoically sharing her last months in the sanctity of her home with her beloved husband of 41 years, David. She blessedly returned home after a heroic endeavor to remain and comfort her one true love, despite her body being ravaged by incurable disease. Greta and David enjoyed a simple...
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Donald A. Corkran

March 31, 2015

Donald A. Corkran, age 77, of Chadds Ford, PA, died on March 31, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Wilmington, DE to H. Leroy and Pauline B. Corkran, Don graduated from Tower Hill School and the University of Delaware, Class of 1963, with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Interested in financial analysis of the chemical industry, Don accepted a position...
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George H. Bullen, Jr.

March 30, 2015

Staff Captain George H. Bullen, Jr., 85 of Hockessin, passed away on Monday March 30, 2015 at Brandywine Nursing Home in West Chester, PA. He shared 65 years of marriage with the love of his life, Patricia (Patti) Davies Bullen. George served in The United States Marine Corp from 1947 to 1950. He was deployed on "The Fargo", "The Midway" and "The Franklin D. Roosevelt". He briefly worked for...
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David Cassel Haring

March 30, 2015

David Cassel Haring, age 86, of Wilmington, formerly of Lewiston, NY, passed away on March 30, 2015, at Country House. In 1951, he graduated from The Ohio State University, where he earned B.Che.E. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering. Mr. Haring served in the U.S. Navy as a LTJG on the USS Collett DD-730 from July 1951 to July 1953. He was employed by the DuPont Company from 1953 to...
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John Francis "Jack" Campbell

March 29, 2015

John Francis (Jack) Campbell of Newark, DE, died at the age of 70 on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Jack graduated from John Dickinson High School in 1962 and from the University of Delaware where he received a BS in Business Administration in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1967 - 1970 and was stationed in Vietnam from 1969 - 1970. Jack was honorably discharged and received the...
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Michael Patrick Bingnear, Sr.

March 28, 2015

Michael P. Bingnear, Sr., age 64, of Newark, DE, formerly of Boothwyn, PA., passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 after a short illness. Michael graduated from Chichester High School in Boothwyn, Pa in 1968. He was retired from Kimberley Clark after 44 years of service. He loved spending time at his beach house and spending time with his family. He was also an avid Philadelphia sports...
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Matilda Beasley Bixby

March 27, 2015

Matilda Beasley Bixby Matilda B. Bixby ("Junie"), age 77, died on Friday, March 27, 2015 after a short illness. Junie was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the late Warren F. Beasley and Matilda vanTrump Beasley. Her family moved back to the Wilmington area in 1945 and she grew up at "Point Pleasant Farm" near New Castle where her mother's family had lived since 1845. She attended The...
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Phyllis Easler Porter

March 26, 2015

Phyllis Jean (nee Easler) Porter, 82, of Hockessin, DE, passed away March 26, 2015. Phyllis was born at her grandparents' house in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Baxton (Joe) and Mamie Easler. In early childhood, her family moved with Joe's Navy postings, living in several places including California where Phyllis' life-long love of tamales began. The Easlers eventually settled in...
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William H. Davis, Sr.

July 17, 1925 - March 26, 2015

William H. Davis, Sr. died peacefully on March 26, 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born on July 17, 1925 to the late Benjamin M. and Edna (Griffenberg) Davis. Bill was raised in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1943. In high school, he was the President of Sigma Kappa Delta fraternity and enjoyed organizing many successful events. After graduating high...
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Stephen X. Calvarese

March 25, 2015

Stephen X. Calvarese, age 66, of Wilmington DE passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was predeceased by his father, Dr. Joseph A. Calvarese; mother, Louise DiSabatino Calvarese Conway; and stepfather, Al Conway. Stephen was a graduate of Brandywine High School and the University of Delaware. He was the proud owner of Xavier's Hair Salon in Rehoboth DE. He was an art and history...
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Dorothy Long Bunting

March 25, 2015

Dorothy Long Bunting age 87 of Dagsboro, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, March 25 surrounded by her family. Dorothy attended Selbyville Elementary and Junior High School, Penn Hall High School in Chambersburg, PA, and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1973. "Miss Dot" as she was affectionately referred to by her students, was a kindergarten teacher in the private and public...
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Maynard Stanley Raasch

March 24, 2015

Maynard Stanley Raasch, age 100, of Wilmington, DE, passed away March 24, 2015 at Foulk Manor North. Dr. Raasch was born in 1915 in South Dakota. He obtained a B. S. degree in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1937 and provided endowments there in 2008 for the Maynard Raasch Laboratory and Maynard Raasch scholarships. He then attended Ohio State...
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Vijay Chandra Babu

March 23, 2015

Vijay Chandra Babu, 69 of Hockessin, died on March 23, 2015. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Trivandrum, Kerala, India and completed his residency in New York. He followed that by a sub speciality in Pulmonology. He worked in hospitals in Coney Island, NY, Mt. Vernon Hospital, MO and then made the VA Hospital in Wilmington his home in the early 1980's. Dr. Babu is survived by his loving...
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Orlando Franklin "Ty" DeCecchis

March 23, 2015

Orlando Franklin (Ty) DeCecchis, age 86, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Portland Mills, PA, passed away on March 23, 2015 at his home. Ty was born in 1928 to Thomas DeCecchis and Ruth Jefferson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 10 years. In 1987, Ty retired from DuPont Chambers Works after 25 years of service as a welder. Ty was...
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Gail Kelley Veith

March 23, 2015

Gail Kelley Veith, aged 68, died peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Helen and the late Robert Kelley and was a 1964 graduate of Brandywine High School and Goldey-Beacom College. She was subsequently employed in the Polymers Department of Hercules, Inc. Gail attended the University of Delaware where she met her future...
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George R. Hansen, Jr.

March 23, 2015

We have lost a brave and courageous man who after numerous bouts with cancer lost his final battle March 23, 2015. George Robert Hansen, Jr., age 70, was a proud graduate of Princeton University, class of 1966 where he was a member of the Charter Club and Crew team. George earned his Masters degree from the University of Maryland. George served in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring...
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Bhadraben C. Shah

March 22, 2015

Family and friends may visit from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Tuesday March 24, 2015 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.
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Doris Anderson Bolt

March 21, 2015

Doris A. Bolt, age 85, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. Doris was an advocate for so many causes. She worked at the YMCA in Wilmington, the United Campus Ministry in Newark, DE and for the Alumni Relations at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. She was a member of the First and Central Presbyterian Church and the Delaware...
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Julia Merrick McCabe

March 20, 2015

Julia (Judy) Merrick McCabe 1930-2015 Beloved Mother, Mother-In-Law, Grandmother, Advocate for the Arts, Floral Designer and Businesswoman Judy McCabe died peacefully surrounded by family in Wilmington, Delaware on the first day of spring, March 20, 2015. Judy was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1930, the daughter of George W. Merrick and Opal Jolly Merrick. She graduated from Ward...
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George Vincent Wood IV

March 20, 2015

George Vincent Wood, IV, age 61, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2015. Vince attended several education institutions including Fordham University, University of Delaware, and Temple University. Upon completion of his education, he worked for Clement Communications, Doe Legal LLC, and Egain Solutions. Aside from his professional life, Vince was involved with...
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Dorris Vines Parker

March 19, 2015

Dorris Vines Parker, age 93, passed away peacefully with family members at her side, March 19, 2015. Dorris was a 45 year resident of Wilmington and Hockessin Delaware, moving there with her husband, the late Donald Chester Parker, a many year employee of Hercules Inc. They moved to this area after Hercules positions at Bessemer AL, Kingston NY, and Olympia WA. Dorris was born in Birmingham...
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Charles "Chick" Raymond Baddorf

March 17, 2015

Charles "Chick" Raymond Baddorf, age 95, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Chick was born in 1919 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Arthur Daniel and Pauline Maier Baddorf. He was preceded in death by his brother, Art, and sisters Elizabeth, Carrie, and Thelma. Chick graduated from Wilmington High School in 1938. He served in the Navy in Europe and the Pacific during...
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Joseph McQuilken

March 17, 2015

Joseph McQuilken, age 88, of Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA, formerly of Landenberg, PA and Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 after a short illness. He was born in 1926, son of the late Joseph McQuilken and Cora (Decker) McQuilken. Joe proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. After serving in the Navy, he married Beverley Ross on February 27,...
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Patricia M. Bree

March 15, 2015

Patricia M. Bree, age 82, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Pat was born in Manhattan, NY, to Nellie and Michael Conway. 59 years ago, Pat married Raymond F. Bree raising a family of 6 children with great grace. She was an active longtime parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Parish being involved for many years on Parish Council, Choir and teaching CCD. She has...
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Lawrence James Nicholson

March 12, 1929 - March 12, 2015

Lawrence J. Nicholson, age 86, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on March 12, 2015. He was born on March 12, 1929 in Hazleton, PA, the son of the late James and Catherine Nicholson. Larry graduated from Hazleton High School in the class of 1947, where in addition to being an outstanding student, he was a champion swimmer and diver. In 1951, Larry was graduated from Penn State University...
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David Frederick Stevens

March 11, 2015

David Frederick Stevens, age 75, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE died on March 11, 2015 at Kendal at Longwood. A native of New Castle, DE, Dave graduated from Conrad High School in 1957 and from the University of Delaware in 1961. He earned his MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 1971. After his college graduation, Dave served 3 years as a Second Lieutenant in...
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Victor Edward Abramowicz

March 10, 2015

Victor Edward Abramowicz, age 81, of Upland, PA, passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2015 at his son's residence in Coatesville, PA. Mr. Abramowicz was a graduate of Eddystone High School and was in the United States Air Force. He was an Electrical Inspector for the Boeing Company for 35 Years. He was a member of the Spinning Wheels Roller Skating Club and Boeing Ski Club. He is...
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Walter B. Few

March 10, 2015

Walter B. Few, age 87, of West Grove, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 10, 2015. Walt graduated from Springfield High School in 1946. He then entered the U.S. Navy where he served on an aircraft carrier for two years. After his Navy service, Walt earned his B.A. in Business Administration in 1952 from Penn State University. In August 1952, Walt married Geraldine Wensing. ...
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Lynn Ann Acker

March 9, 2015

Lynn A. (Mytinger) Acker, age 53, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2015 after a long illness. Lynn was born in Erie, PA. After growing up in Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, and England, Lynn graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, CA with a BSN degree. She enthusiastically raised her children and was so very proud of the adults they became. She worked as...
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Elfriede Kostelnik

March 9, 2015

On March 9, 2015 Elfriede Kostelnik, 93, joined her beloved husband Joseph (Schatzi) Kostelnik in eternal life. With family by her side, the angels escorted her soul home peacefully. Born 1921 in Germany, Elfie married her American sweetheart U.S. Army Sargent Joseph Kostelnik in 1945. After WWII she immigrated to America where she assisted her husband in the funeral business and raised two...
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Elisabeth Lee

March 9, 2015

Elisabeth Lee, 97, passed away on March 9, 2015 at her home with her daughter by her side. She was born in Giessen, Germany. She met the love of her life, Leonard Lee, in 1953. They married in 1968, the same year he brought her and her daughter to the US where she immediately became a U.S. citizen. To her, nothing was more important than being a wife and mother and she was the best at it. Due...
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Margaret Springer Denham

March 9, 2015

Margaret Springer Marvel Denham, known to her many friends as "Marnie," passed away March 9, 2015. She was 81. A resident of the Wilmington area all her life, she was the daughter of Frederika Nesbitt and William Lobdell Springer. For many years, she and her late husband, William Bailey Denham, also maintained a home in Stonington, CT. Mrs. Denham attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington...
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Eileen Schmutz

March 9, 2015

Eileen Schmutz, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away March 9, 2015 at the Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Schmutz received a nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a Bachelors Degree from Catholic University. She practiced as a Registered Nurse in Washington, DC, New York City and Wilmington in the Wilmington Hospital. As an avid reader, Mrs. Schmutz was a...
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Amy Hirsch Giordano

March 7, 2015

Amy L. Giordano (Hirsch), 32, of Wilmington DE, formerly of Mays Landing, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2015. Amy was a Massage Therapist and graduated from Ocean City High School in New Jersey and Seashore Healing Arts Center. She had a passion to help others and make everyone feel loved. Amy loved the beach and enjoyed staying active. She was...
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Thomas Joseph (Henrich) Maas

March 6, 2015

Thom Maas, age 83, of Wilmington DE, passed away peacefully at home March 6th, 2015 from cancer. He was born in Haarlem Holland and immigrated with his wife Greta in 1956. Thom started as a pastry chef with the 3 Little Bakers in Wilmington, then general manager for The Piane Grill, The Columbus Inn and University of Delaware Goodstay programs, before starting The Copperfield Inn Restaurant...
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Jean McCullough Geddes

March 5, 2015

Jean McCullough Geddes passed away Thursday, March 5th, at her home in Oak Harbor, Vero Beach, Florida. She was 91. Born in 1923, she was the only daughter of James and Florence McCullough of Kittanning, Pa. She had maintained a residence in Florida since 1985, first at Ocean Reef in Key Largo and then at Oak Harbor in Vero Beach Florida since 2004. Mrs. Geddes attended Ethel Walker's and...
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Karen Hoppenjans

March 3, 2015

Karen Hoppenjans, 72, of Wilmington, DE died March 3, 2015. Karen was a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker; and a loving and caring person. She led the Outreach Center of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Wilmington for many years, enjoyed family, reading, crossword puzzles and bridge. Born and raised in a wonderful family in Northern Kentucky, she was the oldest of six children. She graduated in...
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Nicholas Johansen

March 2, 2015

Nicholas Johansen, age 35, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Arlington, VA passed away on March 2, 2015 at his home. He graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Archmere Academy Class of 97, and The George Washington University Class of 2001 where he received his BA in Theater Arts. Nicholas was a set and lighting designer. He worked on such venues as the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theater...
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Muriel Edwards Stauffer

March 1, 2015

Muriel Edwards Stauffer, recently of Jennersville, PA., and formerly a 37-year resident of Kennett Township passed on at the age of 90 on March 1, 2015. Born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Muriel settled in Pennsylvania with her late husband, Donald F. Stauffer of Wilmington, Delaware, after many years living abroad. She majored in ceramics at Ohio State University where she...
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Margaret Wallace Ayres

March 1, 2015

Margaret "Peggy" Wallace Ayres, age 94 of Hockessin, died on Sunday March 1, 2015 when her courageous journey with Alzheimer's ended in accordance with her own inspirational plan to pass with grace and dignity. Born in Newark, NJ, Peggy was the daughter of Edna Robbie Wallace and Donald Franklin Wallace. After her mother passed away when she was 5 years old, her father married Helen Crandall...
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Patricia Louise (Anderson) Dill

March 1, 2015

Patricia Louise (Anderson) Dill died in the early afternoon on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was 57 years old. Born and raised in Delaware, she took the city of Wilmington by storm as the General Manager of the Playhouse Theater, bringing the theater to new heights. She was organized, driven, compassionate, and the best party hostess around. She loved flowers and maintained an award-winning...
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Doris Alice Siegler

February 28, 2015

Doris Alice Siegler, age 94, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Mrs. Siegler attended the Katherine Gibbs School and Julliard School of Music, both located in New York City. Upon completion of her education, Doris worked as an administrative executive assistant for Columbia Gas in Delaware and the Kinnelon School System in New...
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William R. Galloway

February 28, 2015

William R. Galloway, 87, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Bill was a person with a magnetic personality and exuberance for life. He was a risk-taker who thrived on challenges. Bill was an internationally-known business executive with more than 52 years of experience in the chemical and allied industries on four continents. His career was unique in terms of his...
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Sarah Mair Flinn

February 28, 2015

Sarah Alice Mair Flinn, age 81, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 28, 2015 of Parkinson's disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was known to her friends, family and grandchildren as "Sally," "SAM" or "GrandSAM." She was born in Washington, DC to Alice Virginia Dole Mair and Beveridge James Mair (a petroleum chemist and chemistry professor at Carnegie Tech, now...
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Henry Meier Lewis

September 15, 1921 - 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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John Charles "Jack" Rodowski

February 24, 2015

John Charles (Jack) Rodowski, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed resting quietly on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, just days from his 83rd birthday. Jack was an engineering graduate from Johns Hopkins University, with an MBA from Rutger's University. He was president of the class of 1953 and remained a very active alumni. He was a duPont Corporation "lifer," spending his career...
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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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