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William Joseph Lingg

July 27, 2015

William Joseph Lingg, 94 of Wilmington and formerly of Philadelphia, PA died at the Kutz Home on Monday, July 27, 2015. Bill will be remembered as a mentor, a contributor and a loving, steadfast family member. He attended Drexel University where he was a member of the ROTC and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. As a boy, he was a courier and apprentice for the Lingg...
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Keithley Jones

July 27, 2015

Keithley Jones, age 75 of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Keithley was a life-long resident of Wilmington, DE, born to William G. Jones, Jr and Nellie (Keithley) Jones. As a child, his family spent their summers in Rehoboth Beach; and his love for the beach never left him. To this day many family reunions and holidays are spent at...
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Ruby M. Luhmann

February 8, 1920 - July 26, 2015

Ruby Martha Nahrgang Luhmann died July 26, 2015. She was born in Lewiston, MN on February 8, 1920 to John Herman Nahrgang and Lilly Jeanette Brown. She attended Lewiston High School. She was married on May 7, 1943 to the late Arthur Paul Luhmann, Sr. They traveled to Louisville, KY; Corpus Christi, TX; Bradenton, FL and settled on a 64-acre farm at 244 Zebley Rd, Boothwyn, PA. She was a...
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Mary Eleanor Hossler Fey Jenkins

January 13, 1915 - July 24, 2015

Mary Eleanor (Hossler) Fey Jenkins, January 13, 1915 to July 24, 2015. Mary was the only child of Harry and Ida Hossler. Graduate of Lake Erie College where she majored in Home Economics and had the pleasure of hosting Amelia Earhart. She valued healthy eating, strong family values, education, volunteering and a positive outlook on life. Proceeded in death by husbands, Stanley Edgar Aul...
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Carl M. Gamel

July 21, 2015

Carl Mock Gamel, Jr. age 91 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Carl was born in Arkansas in 1923, son of the late Carl Mock Gamel, Sr. and Marie Henson Gamel. Carl lived his childhood days in Little Rock, graduating from Little Rock High School. He went on to attend Arkansas Polytechnic College then the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He interrupted...
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William A. "Bib" Green III

July 20, 2015

William A. (Bib) Green, III, age 75, of Wilmington, passed away on July 20, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He worked for Wilmington Plate Glass for many years. Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father Florence and William Green, Jr., granddaughter Nicole Green and nephew Richard Dillon. He is survived by his children Sharon Walinski and William Green, IV; (Virginia) brothers...
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Emily Blackwell Robertson

July 13, 1913 - July 19, 2015

Emily Blackwell Robertson Emily was born on July 13, 1913 in Wilmington and lived there for her entire life. She was predeceased by her husband G. Alexander Robertson (Alex). Emily and Alex were lucky enough to be blessed with nearly 70 years of marriage. During this time they were able to enjoy extensive traveling and even belonged to a travel group. Later in life their traveling included...
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Anna Estelle Palmatary

July 19, 2015

Anna Estelle (Meredith) Palmatary, age 107, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Cokesbury Village Health Care Center were she had resided since 1986. She was the daughter of the late Alfred C. and Estelle Meredith. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin F. Palmatary in 1977. She is survived by her son Donald A., two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Anna spent her...
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John Philip Snyder

July 18, 2015

John Philip Snyder passed away on July 18, 2015 at the age of 73. He was born in 1941 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and later moved to New Jersey where he graduated from Metuchen High School in 1959. He received a BA from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University. In 1959 John joined the Air Force through which he studied Chinese language at Yale...
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Joseph. Paul Branciaroli

July 18, 2015

Joseph Paul Branciaroli, age 90, passed away peacefully on July 18th surrounded by his family and his wife of nearly 65 years, Virginia (Patrick) Branciaroli, in Wilmington Delaware just after his 90th birthday. He was born July 16, 1925 in Wellsburg West Virginia, the youngest son of Joseph Branciaroli and Amalia (Iaconetti) Branciaroli. He was an altar boy at Saint John's Church and a baker...
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Louise Conway Belden

July 17, 2015

Louise Conway Belden, writer, curator, lecturer, died at the age of 104, after a short illness at Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square. A resident of Wilmington with her husband Gail Belden from 1938 to 1984, she was active member of many community organizations: among them, the East End Neighborhood House, Junior Board of the Delaware Hospital, Flower Market, Travellers' Aid Assn,...
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Rodney Wallace Wilson

July 1, 1922 - July 17, 2015

Rodney Wallace Wilson, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully on July 17, 2015, of kidney and heart failure while at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington as a patient of Delaware Hospice. He was a long-time resident of Chalfonte in North Wilmington. Born July 1, 1922 in West New York, N.J., as the only child of Joseph K. and A. Ruth Wilson, Rod lived several places in North Jersey during...
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Elizabeth W. Fountain

July 13, 2015

Elizabeth W. Fountain died July 13, 2015 at the age of 87. Liz was born in Charleston, West Virginia. She moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia and graduated from Parkersburg High School. She attended West Virginia University in Morgantown where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Liz then attended Penn State University and received a MS degree in...
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Matthew J. McDermott, Jr., MD

July 12, 2015

Matthew J. McDermott, Jr. M.D. (Mac) age 82, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 Mac was born in Lewes Delaware and grew up in Georgetown Delaware, the son of Marguerite and Matthew McDermott. He was graduated from St. Andrew's School in Middletown Delaware in 1951 and The University of Virginia in 1955 where he was a member of "St. Elmo Hall" fraternity. Following graduation from the University of...
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Hans A. Wildt

July 10, 2015

Hans A. Wildt, age 87 of Kendall at Longwood, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015. He was born in 1928 in Liebenwalde, Germany, twenty eight miles north of Berlin. Near the end of WW2, he was conscripted into the German military at 17 years old to man 45mm anti-aircraft artillery. Later, he was captured by the Russian military and spent 9 months as a prisoner of war. After the war...
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Louis A. Gadola

July 7, 2015

Louis A. Gadola, age 75, of Wilmington passed away July 7, 2015. Louis worked at Hy-Point Dairy for 51 years. He was an avid bowler, an exceptional horse shoe player, and lover of all sports. He lit up a room when he walked in and was a happy, loving, caring person. Louis was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Jean. He is survived by his companion Irene Nicholson; his children William...
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Helen H. Abbott

July 5, 2015

Helen H. Abbott, age 92, of Wilmington, DE died peacefully at home on July 5, 2015. Helen was a devout member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Wilmington for over 80 years. Her strong faith was an integral part of her life. She found daily comfort and strength from reading her Bible. Helen worked for many years in the insurance field. She and her husband, Bill, retired early and spent...
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James Alan Baird

July 3, 2015

James Alan Baird, age 62, of New Castle, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015. Jim loved to be surrounded by family, especially his granddaughters. His passions were yard work, watching old Western Movies and the History Channel. He enjoyed listening to Motown, sitting by the camp fire in his yard with his kids and a cup of coffee, and visiting his family in Woodbine, GA....
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Germaine "Gerri" Simmons

July 2, 2015

Germaine "Gerri" Simmons, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Chester, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 peacefully at her home. Gerri was a telephone operator for a doctors' office for several years. After that, she managed the Marshallton Soda Shop for several years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge of New Castle, DE, Chapter 1418, since 1976. Gerri is predeceased by her...
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Jane Cavanaugh Foley

June 30, 2015

Jane C. Foley passed away on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. Cheerful, loving and compassionate, Jane was a devoted nurse for 49 years, 36 of which were with St Francis Hospital in Wilmington. Born in Philadelphia, Jane graduated from St Hubert's High School, St Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and later Wilmington University. Jane was one of six McFadden sisters consisting of Nancy Newbert,...
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Christopher Shawn Connors

June 30, 2015

Christopher Shawn Connors, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in his home in Smyrna, Del. He was 30. Sergeant Christopher Connors enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard in July 2009 as a signal support systems specialist in the 153rd Military Police Company in Delaware City. He began his full-time employment with the Delaware National Guard as a human...
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Allan Rusten

June 29, 2015

Allan Charles Rusten died peacefully after a long illness surrounded by his family on June 29, 2015 at the age of 87. Allan was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1928 to the late Henry and Lena Rosinsky. He was predeceased by his brother Harold Rusten and sisters Selma Belchic and Silvia Spritzler. Allan served in the Army with the rank of Staff Sergeant from 1945 to 1946, stationed for most of...
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Mary Stewart Connell Sayre

June 28, 2015

Mary Stewart Connell Sayre was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1927, to George Wilhelm Connell, Jr., and Louise Cook, and was an only child. She passed away on June 28, 2015, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the early morning after a long struggle with dementia and lack of physical mobility. She graduated from Charleston High School and went on to Virginia Intermont College in...
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Grete Backe Steen

June 28, 2015

Grete Backe Steen, age 90, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Rose Court Hospice in the Maris Grove Retirement Community. Born in 1925 in Oslo, Norway, Grete was the second and last child of Hans Thorvald Backe and Bergliot Andvord Backe. Grete's first love was piano. Following in the footsteps of her father's long musical heritage, Grete...
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Elena Trapani Staller

June 28, 2015

Elena was a strong and courageous woman who lived her life with excellence and integrity. After surviving bombing raids on her homeland of Italy during World War II, she traveled alone to start a new life in America with her U.S. Army veteran husband, Elwood. She took care of for her family well, deep into her senior years. She kept an immaculate home, stretched a dollar, and put an...
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Joseph P. McMahon

June 27, 2015

Joseph P. McMahon, age 90, of Wilmington, DE died on June 27, 2015, in West Chester, PA, after a short illness. He was born in Kearny, New Jersey in 1925. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Eleanor Maria Qualey McMahon, four sons, Fr. Joseph R. McMahon of Wilmington, Richard J. McMahon (Carol) of Cary, NC, Robert E. McMahon (Jenny) of Lewes and Gregory E. McMahon (Terry) of West...
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Suzanne Haas Patterson

June 25, 2015

Suzanne Haas Patterson known as "Aunt Sue" by her whole family, age 80, formerly of Greenwich Village, New York passed away June 25, 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware. Suzanne leaves behind her incredible artwork illustrating her view of the world in which she lived; so much detail in every stroke and in every color selection. She appreciated and saw beauty in things most never noticed; those that...
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Charles H. (Charlie) Salzenberg

June 24, 2015

Charles H. (Charlie) Salzenberg, 72, of Hockessin, died on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and the University of Delaware. He spent his entire career in industrial sales for the DuPont Company, Textile Fibers Department representing products Tyvek®, Typar® and others. A...
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Michael J. Popowich

November 14, 1940 - June 24, 2015

Michael J. Popowich passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 after a 17-year courageous battle with multiple myeloma in Newark, Delaware. Mike was born in Niagara Falls, New York on November 14, 1940. He graduated from Alfred University with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. In 1966, he earned a Master of Sciences degree in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson...
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Robert R. Rohs

June 22, 2015

Robert R. Rohs, age 83, of Wilmington, formerly of New York City, passed away on Monday June 22, 2015 in the St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Rohs earned his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Fordham University, his Masters Degree in Chemistry from Kansas State, and his Masters in Management from MIT. He also attended Drexel University to pursue his PhD in Business. He worked for the DuPont...
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Martha Jane Martin

June 21, 2015

Martha Jane Martin, age 84, passed away peacefully and with grace on June 21, 2015, at home and surrounded by her family, after a courageous four year battle with cancer. Jane was born in Woodbury, NJ, the daughter of Frank A. Clay and Naomi Doris Clay (Valentine). She married her beloved husband, William J. Martin, Jr., in 1952 and raised her family in Metuchen, NJ and Charleston, WV before...
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Craig Gardner Naylor

June 20, 2015

Craig Gardener Naylor, "Nails" of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 43 years, son H.D. (Christina), daughter Cara (Leo), and brothers, Drew (Lee Ann) and Ward (Pam). Craig was an amazing grandfather of three, Jett, Luka, and Kaia. Craig was born in Media, PA to Eris and Robert Naylor. He graduated from Stevens Institute of...
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Lillian Brousseau

June 19, 2015

Lillian Brousseau, 86, of Wilmington passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, David J. Brousseau. She is survived by her 4 children: Diane Norris (Andy), Claire Miller (Dave), Donald Brousseau (Pam) and Robert Brousseau; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Hofmann. Family and friends are invited to share their...
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Clara D Boothman

July 19, 1922 - June 17, 2015

Clara Duncan Boothman, age 92, passed away peacefully in her home, where she lived for 60 years, on June 17, 2015. Clara was born on July 19, 1922 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and spent her early years there. She and her husband, Bill, traveled throughout the U.S. and eventually settled in Delaware in the late 1940's. She is preceded in death by her three older sisters and her husband of 53...
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Nancy Dahl Whigham

June 16, 2015

Nancy Dahl Whigham, age 89, of Ocean City, MD., died on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital. She was surrounded by the love of her family, when the Lord took her home. She was born in London, England, the daughter of Norman and Gladys Dahl. Nancy and her family moved to Toronto, Canada and then to New York City, NY. She graduated from Drew Seminary High School in 1945 in...
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Marthalea G. Wilson

June 15, 2015

Marthalea Gordy Wilson, age 95, died peacefully on June 15, 2015 surrounded by her family. A graduate of Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacom College, she was employed by the DuPont Company in the medical division for eighteen years and retired in 1950 to start her family. Marthalea enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing, visiting Delaware Park, and playing Bingo. She was a volunteer for the...
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Gertrude "Gert" Gaouette Lanciault

June 14, 2015

Gertrude "Gert" Gaouette Lanciault, passed away on June 14, 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. Gert was born in Springfield, MA and was the daughter of Alexis and Ida Fontaine Gaouette. She graduated from The High School of Commerce and attended Western New England College. She was a stay at home mother until her children were in school. She then became a docent...
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Pat Watson

June 13, 2015

Married to the love of her life, George for 64 years. They lived in Malverne, NY where they raised their children. Loving daughter of Henrietta and Jack Weiss. She grew up in Lynbrook and East Rockaway close to her extended family. Pat was a graduate of East Rockaway High School and Adelphi University where she majored in merchandise marketing. She had a successful career as an executive ...
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Frederick L. Cottrell, Jr.

June 11, 2015

After a short illness, Dr. Frederick L. Cottrell, Jr. passed away on June 11, 2015 at age 82. Fred was the eldest son of Frederick L. Cottrell, Sr. and Phyllis Dalecki Cottrell. Fred's family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses in Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals, as well as Seasons Hospice, for his excellent care. Family, country and education. Fred was the proud husband of Sally...
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William M. Streit

June 10, 2015

William M. Streit, known to his family and friends as "Bill", passed away on June 10, 2015, at age 80. Bill served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1985 from Astra Zeneca in Wilmington, DE. Survived by wife Marjorie, his children M. Scott and Christopher, grandson Stephen, great grandchild Emily, and his sister Carol Streit Bahrenburg. Services will be private. In lieu of...
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Frank P. Elwood, Jr.

June 9, 2015

Frank P. Elwood, Jr., of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on June 9, 2015 at his home. Mr. Elwood was a thoughtful mind: a voracious reader, student of the natural world, of technology, of spirituality; a born traveler, a restlessly curious thinker, a political commentator throughout his life. A true blue, dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, Mr. Elwood lived by his convictions of fair and equal standards...
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Cherryl B. Rash

June 7, 2015

Cherryl B. Rash, age 70, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Wilmington, DE, Cherryl was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Passwaters. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Education. In addition to teaching, Cherryl also worked as a legal secretary for Morris, Nichols, ...
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Beatrice Dunfee Limprun

June 7, 2015

Beatrice Dunfee Limprun, age 70 of Bear, passed away on June 7, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Beatrice was the daughter of the late Theodore Dunfee and Anna Elizabeth Devonshire. She was the wife of the late Frank Limprun, Sr. She is survived by her seven children, Steve Yoder, Richard Limprun (Linda), Jeanette Olasoji (Eleazer), Beatrice Lopez, Frank W. Limprun,...
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Lorraine S. Minnich

June 3, 2015

Lorraine S. Minnich, 79, died at home on June 3, 2015. Lorraine was born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1935. She was the daughter of Dr. Dominic Siberski and Eleanor Siberski of Plymouth, Pennsylvania. Lorraine is survived by her husband James Minnich; her three daughters, Kate Bednarski and her wife Trace of NYC, Jenifer Hershey and her husband Ray of Bethel, PA, Jamie Carr of Chalfonte,...
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Dorothy C. Williams

June 3, 2015

Dorothy C. Williams, age 106, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Wednesday, June 3rd at the health care center of Methodist Country Home, Greenville, Delaware where she resided since March of this year. Previously, Dorothy lived independently in the home she and her husband Ed built 50 years ago in Sharpley in north Wilmington. She and Ed married in January 1943 at Riverside Church in New York...
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Marjorie F. Bennett

June 2, 2015

Marjorie Ford Bennett, 102, formerly of Orwigsburg, PA, died peacefully on June 2, 2015 in Newark, Delaware. Marjorie was born in Edgetts, Michigan and worked as a bookkeeper in Michigan, Ohio, and California before her marriage in 1944. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, William J. Bennett. Marge belonged to several bridge clubs over the years and also enjoyed gardening and...
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Genevieve Mary Buzzell

June 2, 2015

Genevieve Mary Buzzell, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Mosinee, WI, passed away on June 2, 2015 at Christiana Care Hospital. Genevieve served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. Genevieve was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold Buzzell, and one of her sons, Gary Buzzell. She is survived by her daughter, Faye Haun, and her husband, Ken Haun; her son, William...
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Roger Kent Rohrbough

May 31, 2015

Roger Kent Rohrbough, age 66, of Newark, Delaware passed from our lives on May 31, 2015 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He succumbed to Cholangio-carcinoma after a courageous three and a half year battle. He and his family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. P. Simpson, Dr. J. Bennett of Christiana Helen Graham Cancer Center and nurses and staff, as well as Dr. D....
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Mary Ann Dowd

May 31, 2015

Mary Ann Dowd, age 80, of Wilmington DE, died peacefully surrounded by her children in her home on May 31, 2015. She graduated from Framingham State College in Framingham MA in 1956. Mary Ann earned her Bachelor's degree in education and was employed as an elementary school teacher. Mary Ann loved music and was always active in community theater and chorus groups when she was younger. ...
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Pauline Polly Bowen

May 16, 1925 - May 29, 2015

Pauline Street Bowen "Polly" Bowen, long-time resident of Greenville, Delaware, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2015 at age 90, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware. Polly will be remembered warmly, especially for her graciousness, intelligence, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. She was born Emmett Pauline Street on May 16, 1925 in Ripley, Mississippi, to Emmett Columbus...
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Raymond J. Galante

May 28, 2015

Raymond J. Galante, Sr., page 94, passed away on May 28, 2015. Mr. Galante was employed by North American Smelting Company as Chief Chemist for 35 years. He is survived by is beloved wife Pauline; son Raymond and his daughter Jennifer, his wife Betsy and her children Vicki (Armin), Tiffanie, and Jim and grandchildren, Lili, Ava and Ella; daughter, Mary Lois and her children Melissa and...
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Emma Ruth Donovan

May 27, 2015

Emma Ruth Rodenhiser Donovan was born in 1913 at her home in Wilmington. She was the third child of Walter B. Rodenhiser and Nettie Chambers Rodenhiser. She passed away on May 27, 2015 at 12:16PM. She would have been 102 years old on her next birthday. Mrs. Donovan was predeceased by her husband Roscoe P. Donovan. Together they operated a general insurance business under his name, Roscoe P....
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Donald Knox Maguire

May 26, 2015

Donald K. Maguire, a life-long resident of Delaware, age 55, passed away in the early morning of May 26, 2015 at the Delaware Hospice of Milford DE from complications of hereditary kidney disease. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Knox Maguire and the late Bernard L. Maguire, Jr. Born in Asheville NC, Donald grew up in Perth, Brandywine Hundred and attended Foulk Road Pre-School, Foulk...
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Ralph Edward Pearce, Jr.

May 24, 2015

Ralph Edward Pearce, Jr., 84 of Greenville, DE passed away on Sunday May 24, 2015. Born in Long Branch and raised in Spring Lake, New Jersey (where at 12 he met his future wife Isabel Brown), he was the son of the late Ralph Edward Pearce Sr. and Margaret Partridge Pearce. A graduate of The Hill School and Rider College he is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served from 1955-1957....
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Kevin Moore Lyons

May 24, 2015

Kevin Moore Lyons, age 63 died May 24, 2015, surrounded by those he loved most in life- his wife and children. Kevin was born in Washington, D.C., the third child of Edmund D. Lyons and Jane M. Lyons, and moved with his family to Wilmington, Delaware when only weeks old. Kevin graduated from Brandywine High School in 1970, and served for many years as Treasurer of their Alumni Association. ...
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Jaikumar Harshadrai Shah

May 24, 2015

Jaikumar H. Shah, age 69, of Garnet Valley, PA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his home. A viewing will be held at Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. A Traditional Hindu Service will begin at 4:00 PM.
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Mary Francis Haynes

May 22, 2015

Mary Frances Borem Haynes, age 81, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Kutz Home. Mary Frances was the only child of the late Estelle (Beaston) and George Mitchell Borem. She was raised and educated in Wilmington, where she graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1951. Mary Frances worked for the Hercules Chemical Company and then for Sears Roebuck Co. Mary...
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Elizabeth J. Skinner

May 22, 2015

Although from time to time she studied with professional artists, Betty was born with the ability to draw. She was the only daughter of James and Alice (Smith) Lightbody. The family resided in Washington, Warren County, New Jersey, where as a teenager Betty designed covers for school newspapers, yearbooks and anything that required a creative touch. Another talent she was blessed with was the...
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Joseph George Galindo

May 18, 2015

Joseph George Galindo, age 96, passed away on May, 18 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born in Juarez, Mexico in 1919. He went on to earn a chemistry degree from UCLA. He also served in the 7th Army during WWII. Galindo was badly wounded in France and returned home with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After his return home, Joseph worked in a pharmaceutical company and...
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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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Roberta Jean Peterson

May 11, 2015

Roberta Jean Peterson, 86, from Hockessin, Delaware, died on Monday, May 11th, 2015, at Cokesbury Retirement Community, her place of residence. Jean was born in 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Evelyn (Silverman) Schilit. She married Marvin L. Peterson on March 21, 1970. She attended schools in Pittsburgh during her elementary and secondary years, and graduated in 1950 from...
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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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