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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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William H. Davis, Sr.

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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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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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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William M. Ryan

August 23, 1918 - February 6, 2015

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

February 6, 2015

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

February 6, 2015

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

February 3, 2015

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

February 3, 2015

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

February 1, 2015

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

February 1, 2015

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

January 30, 2015

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

January 27, 2015

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

January 25, 2015

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

January 21, 2015

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

January 21, 2015

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

January 20, 2015

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

January 18, 2015

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

January 17, 2015

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

January 17, 2015

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

January 12, 2015

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

January 11, 2015

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

January 11, 2015

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

January 10, 2015

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

January 9, 2015

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

January 9, 2015

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

January 9, 2015

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

January 8, 2015

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

January 8, 2015

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

January 7, 2015

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

January 5, 2015

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

January 3, 2015

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

January 3, 2015

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

January 2, 2015

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

January 1, 2015

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

December 31, 2014

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

December 30, 2014

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

December 29, 2014

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

November 21, 1929 - December 29, 2014

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Alvin James Flint

December 29, 2014

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

December 28, 2014

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

December 28, 2014

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

December 26, 2014

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

December 26, 2014

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

December 26, 2014

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

December 25, 2014

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

December 25, 2014

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

December 23, 2014

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

December 23, 2014

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

December 23, 2014

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

December 22, 2014

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