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James Matthew Hofford

August 26, 2014

Dr. James Matthew Hofford, M.D., passed away on August 26, 2014, at Heartland Hospice, Wilmington, DE at the age of 88. He had been a resident of Arden Courts since 2012. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa on May 25, 1926, Jim proudly served in the US Navy, graduated from Wilkes University and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He maintained a private practice in Pulmonary...
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Loris Ellen Dalton

August 25, 2014

Loris Ellen Dalton, 69, of Millsboro, Delaware passed away at her home on August 25, 2014, with the love and support of her husband and children. Loris is now in peace after a seven-year struggle with Alzheimers. Loris was born in Akron, Ohio in 1945 to Erma Pauline and Victor Gail Simonton. Loris graduated from Pennsboro High in1963. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Deane Dalton...
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Jennifer "Jenny" Baker Fitzgerald

August 24, 2014

Jennifer "Jenny" Baker Fitzgerald, 34, of Newark, DE departed this life and into the arms of the angels on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Jenny was born in Wilmington, DE and came into the world with a passion for life and a thirst for love and happiness. Her bubbly and outgoing personality could make anyone smile and helped her to be able to socialize and establish many friendships. Jenny...
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James Joseph Ferrari

August 21, 2014

James Joseph Ferrari, age 51, of Wilmington, DE passed away on August 21, 2014 at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He graduated from Concord High School in 1981 and attended the University of Delaware. For most of his adult life Jim worked in the concrete business with the Petrillo Brothers. Jim was predeceased by his father Richard and brother Phillip. He is survived...
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Carole Elaine Neumer

August 21, 2014

Carole E. Neumer, age 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and companion, passed peacefully at home on August 21, 2014 in the company of her family. She was known for her trademark smile, her "can do" attitude and the New England accent she never fully outgrew in 50 years as a Delaware resident. Carole graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brown University in the field of Biology. She...
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Stacy Ann Hanby

August 19, 2014

Stacy Ann Hanby, age 40, loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend died peacefully on August 19, 2014 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Stacy was born in 1974 in Easton, Pennsylvania and is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Hanby and family, parents James and Mary Schultz, sister, Sherry Jennings, brother-in-law Harry Jennings, two nieces and nephew, Tricia Jennings,...
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Clayton Leslie Ridings, Jr.

August 18, 2014

On Monday August 18, 2014, C. Leslie Ridings Jr. "Les", age 87, passed away peacefully into the arms of the angels while surrounded by his family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and the University of Delaware, Les proudly served in the US Navy as a quartermaster and signalman on the tanker Aucilla in the Pacific Fleet during WWII. Following...
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Bessie F. Southwell

August 18, 2014

Bessie F. Southwell, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away on August 18, 2014. Bessie was born and raised in Wilmington, DE and worked in the banking industry where she retired after many years. In her later years, she moved to Lewes, DE which was always a wish of her and her late husband. She loved her family, gardens, classical music, reading, and the numerous dogs she had raised and...
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Marguerite Diggs

August 16, 2014

Marguerite Pittman Diggs, age 97, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at The Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin Delaware, where she had been residing for the past 5 years. Mrs. Diggs lived a remarkable and vibrant life, rich with personal and professional accomplishments. After growing up in Kansas City, MO, she received her bachelor's degree in History from Ohio...
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Jorunn (Ula) Helene Schley

August 15, 2014

Jorunn (Ula) Helene Schley, age 69, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday August 15, 2014. She graduated high school in Trondheim, Norway, and went on to receive her Associates degree in 1984 in Computer Science from County College of Morris, in Morristown, New Jersey. Ula worked in multiple fields including dental and hospital assistant and in re-issurance for Ace until she retired in 2007. ...
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Jorunn (Ula) Helene Schley

August 15, 2014

Jorunn (Ula) Helene Schley, age 69, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday August 15, 2014. She graduated high school in Trondheim, Norway, and earned her Associates Degree in 1984 in Computer Science from Morristown Community College in New Jersey. Ula started her career as a dental assistant in 1975 and went on to work in multiple other fields until she retired in 2007. Ula is survived...
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Richard "Dick" Mack

August 12, 2014

Richard Daniel "Dick" Mack, 86 of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Darby, PA died at home on August 12, 2012. Born in Northampton County, PA, he graduated from Northampton High School in 1946. He moved to Darby in the 1950's and lived there until 2008. In recent years, he lived in Wilmington near his son and family. Dick served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. He then attended technical...
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Elsie Mae Saathoff

August 12, 2014

Elsie Mae Saathoff, age 92, passed away on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. Elsie graduated high school in Greensboro, Maryland was a graduate of the Goldey Beacom Finishing School. She was employed by the duPont Company as a secretary for over 40 years. Elsie enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends and was a long-time member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She...
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Eleanor Pretka

August 12, 2014

Eleanor Pretka, age 91, of Hockessin, Delaware died August 7, 2014 at Cokesbury Village. Mrs. Pretka was a former professional artist and was in the first graduating class of the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She attended Cooper Union night school for three years. She was active in various singing groups over the years, such as Northern Delaware Oratorio Society, The Choral...
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Robert Jeffrey Klumpp

August 9, 2014

Robert Jeffrey Klumpp, age 53, of Wilmington, passed away in his sleep on August 9, 2014 at Wilmington Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanore Klumpp. He is survived by his son, Jonathan "Jack" Klumpp; his Father, Robert Klumpp; his sister, Janis Klumpp; his brother and his wife, Richard and Tina Klumpp and their daughters Savannah, Jennifer, and Rebecca Klumpp. Jeff...
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Marjorie Walsh

August 7, 2014

Marjorie Walsh, 87, of Edgemoor Terrace, Fox Point, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Wilmington Hospital. Mrs. Walsh worked as a bookkeeper at Allied Leather for many years. After retirement she went back to work part time at the Wilmington Skating Club where she had the opportunity to work with Olympic skaters In her senior years she enjoyed playing pinochle at Sellers Senior Center...
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Madeleine (Judy) Kaiser Coon

August 7, 2014

Madeleine ( Judy ) Kaiser Coon passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 7, 2014. Judy was born in Orange, New Jersey, the eldest child of the late Richard A. Kaiser and the late Madeleine K. Kaiser. As a result of her father's company transfers, she was raised in Orange, NJ, Baltimore, MD and Wilmington, DE where she settled for her lifetime. Judy attended Ursuline Academy...
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Joan L. Schotte

August 6, 2014

Joan L. Schotte, age 61, of Philadelphia, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE died on Wednesday August 6, 2014. Joan was a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School and Drexel University. She worked as an intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and at Pennsylvania Hospital as a clinical dietician. She had a long line of work experience from exercise girl at Delaware Park and horse...
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Susan Elizabeth Finnie

August 5, 2014

Susan Elizabeth Finnie, 62, passed away quietly and peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Foulk Manor North Nursing Home. Sue entered this world on September 11, 1951 in Wilmington, DE and resided with her family in Fairfax until the mid 1950's when they moved to North Graylyn Crest. She lived there until her graduation from Brandywine High School in 1969 when she entered Winthrop...
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Areti Marie Sapunas

August 5, 2014

Areti Marie Sapunas (Ganoudis), age 94, of Winter Springs, Florida, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Tuesday August 5, 2014. Marie was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late Gus and Olga Ganoudis. She graduated from Wilmington High School. She was a loan officer for the Wilmington Trust Company for many years before her retirement. She loved her family, brothers and...
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Charles Chet Rice

August 5, 2014

Charles (Chet) Rice, 68, of Wilmington Chet's strong, brave, generous heart stopped beating unexpectedly on August 5, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Chet was the son of the late Charles and Virginia Rice. He was an amazing athlete and then a coach to many both on and off the fields, courts and office. He was an avid Philly sports fan and could often be seen in his well-loved Eagles sweatshirt...
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Rita Welch

August 4, 2014

Rita Ann Welch passed away on August 4, 2014 surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home. Rita was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 4th, 1934 to Margaret and Vincent McColligan. Rita raised her children before returning to the work force with ICI/Zeneca. Rita was a devout Catholic and spent many hours volunteering for her church including Ministries for the Sick and Homebound...
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Mark Robert Harrison

August 2, 2014

Mark Robert Harrison, beloved son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014 surrounded by the books and music he loved. Known for his ready smile and quick wit, Mark was a lifelong scholar, an insatiable reader and a student of history and politics. An avid chess player, concert-goer and devotee of blues music, Mark lived his life fully and with no regrets. He particularly...
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Mildred A. Venables

August 2, 2014

Mildred Ann Nelson Venables, 87 passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Mildred was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on November 30, 1926, and spent most of her life in Upland & Aston, PA. She was an accomplished dance instructor, model and a friend to children and animals alike. She was the mom handing out candy, popsicles and drinks from her back door on Griffith Street in Upland and the...
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David Gordon Winchester

August 1, 2014

David Gordon Winchester died peacefully after a short illness at his home in Wilmington, Delaware of Friday morning, August 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. He was born in 1929 to Henry McComb Winchester, Sr. and Anne O'Toole Winchester. He was educated in Wilmington. His family would like to thank LaShawn Malawi for her compassionate care during his illness. Mr....
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Freida Kreshtool Barsky

August 1, 2014

Freida Kreshtool Barsky, 91, died peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Delaware, Freida graduated from P. S. DuPont High School in 1940, at the age of 16. After attending Goldey-Beacom College, she started working in a local real estate office. She then attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1946 earned her...
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David Gordon Winchester

August 1, 2014

David Gordon Winchester died peacefully after a short illness at his home in Wilmington, Delaware of Friday morning, August 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. He was born in 1929 to Henry McComb Winchester, Sr. and Anne O'Toole Winchester. He was educated in Wilmington. His family would like to thank LaShawn Malawi for her compassionate care during his illness. Mr. Winchester...
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Beverly S. Krug

August 1, 2014

Beverly Sharp Krug, aged 83, of Wilmington, DE passed from this life on August 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. For several years Beverly had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and related complications. As always she found strength in her religious convictions. A lifelong member of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, Beverly had served as Trustee, Deacon, and Sunday school teacher. A true...
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Thomas B. Baker

July 28, 2014

Thomas B. Baker, age 88, passed away on Monday July 28, 2014. Mr. Baker was Canadian born, and was sent to the U.S. for schooling as a child, making Delaware his home. He proudly served his adopted country, enlisting in the Marines during WWII and was deployed to Wake Island in the Pacific. With a talent for design and fascination with electronics, Mr. Baker worked for a time at the DuPont Co....
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Vickie Lynn Denton (Griffin)

July 26, 2014

Vickie Lynn Denton (Griffin) passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Vickie was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She married her soul mate, Rick Griffin, who was by her side and caring for her through this very difficult time. Vickie was a very loving, caring and giving person. She was a remarkable aunt to her niece Kelly Lynn Gehrmann. She is survived by her...
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Wilma M. Lang

July 25, 2014

Wilma M. Lang, 99, of Wilmington, died on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Forwood Manor. She was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1915 to the late Rose and Maurice Margolin and married Leonard Lang in 1937. They lived in Philadelphia and moved to Wilmington in 1953. Wilma loved to travel. She and Leonard took many freighter trips around the world, and after his death, she continued to travel on her own...
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Elizabeth Kirby Price

July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Kirby Price, 104, died peacefully at her home on July 25, 2014. She was born December 1, 1909 in Wilmington, DE, daughter of Margaret Cunningham Pedrick and Howell Pedrick. Elizabeth took courses at Goldey-Beacom College and performed switchboard and secretarial functions after graduating from high school. She learned to play the piano at a young age and frequently played for her...
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Susan W. Panchak

July 25, 2014

Susan (Ward) Panchak, 55, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 25, 2014 after a brave battle with brain cancer. Sue was born and raised in North Wilmington and was a graduate of Brandywine High School (1977) and the University of Delaware (1981). She worked at Bush Early Education Center as a paraprofessional and...
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Kimberly D. Siple

July 24, 2014

Kimberly D. Siple, age 52, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014 at Christiana Hospital from ovarian cancer. She graduated from Concord High School in 1981. Kimberly was employed with Edgecraft Corporation in Avondale, PA for 27 years. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Kimberly is predeceased by her sister Wendy Brong. She is survived by her...
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Yolanda Bush

July 24, 2014

Yolanda Bush (nee Pepe), 88, of Wilmington, Delaware and formerly of Trainer, Pennsylvania died peacefully at home in the care of her family after a brief illness on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Yolanda was one of twelve siblings born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania. She attended Chester High School where she met and eventually married her beloved husband John of 69 years. Yolanda was a...
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Josephine D. Gamble

July 23, 2014

Josephine Catherine Deats Gamble, age 88, of Live Oak, Florida, formerly of Poughkeepsie, New York, passed away on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Josephine attended Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Delaware and was a homemaker. While living in Poughkeepsie for 50 years, she joined the IBM Women's Golf League and enjoyed playing bridge with the women of the community. Josephine also...
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M. Cordella Serge

July 23, 2014

M. Cordella Sisofo Serge, age 83, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Aston, PA and Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her son Matthew's home in Wilmington. Cordella is the daughter of the late William P., Sr. and Catherine Joyce Sisofo who were known in Wilmington for their tailor and dry cleaning business. She graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1951 where she...
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William Stanley Alexander

July 21, 2014

William Stanley "Stan" Alexander, age 84, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on July 21, 2014 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington. He was a graduate of BelAir High School (1946), the University of Delaware (1952) and the University of Maryland Law School (1964). He also proudly served in the US Marine Corp. Mr. Alexander was employed by Thiokol as a chemist and by Hercules as a patent...
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Edith E. (Anderson) Johnson

July 20, 2014

Edith E. (Anderson) Johnson, age 92, of Ingleside Assisted Living, Wilmington, formerly of Worchester, MA, Torrington, CT, and Sherwood Park in Wilmington, died peacefully on Sunday morning. Mrs. Johnson worked at McKean High School when it first opened, and later as an assistant to the superintendent. But her first love was her avocation of music. She played organ and piano, and sang alto...
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Keith Clark Brinker

July 18, 2014

KEITH CLARK BRINKER, 93, a resident of Jenner's Pond in West Grove, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014, from complications related to chronic illness. He was the son of the late Albert William and Elsie Henry Brinker. Keith, a native of Waterloo, IA, attended the University of Northern Iowa and went on to earn his Master's Degree from Iowa State University...
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Winifred Temple Schumacher

July 18, 2014

Winifred Temple Schumacher passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on July 18, 2014, at age 91. She was born in Tottenville, Staten Island on March 10, 1923, and grew up in Niagara Falls. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, she worked briefly as a social worker. In 1944 she married Frederick Schumacher, who died in 2011, after they had been married for 66 years. Winnie was a...
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Charlotte Leona (Whaley) Alexander

July 16, 2014

Charlotte Leona (nee Whaley) Alexander, age 85, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on July 16, 2014 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington. Mrs. Alexander graduated from PS duPont High School (1947) and the University of Delaware (1951). She worked as a chemist prior to becoming a full time mother and homemaker. She enjoyed travel, gardening and watercolor painting and was an avid animal lover....
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Alan A. Dennison

July 16, 2014

Alan A. Dennison Age 66, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from pancreatic cancer. Alan Adams Dennison was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1948, to the late Gretchen (Adams) Dennison and Dr. Richard Dennison of Wilmington, DE. In 1966, he graduated from Mt. Pleasant H.S.; and earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 1970. He was later...
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Paul Randy Inglis

July 15, 2014

Paul "Randy" Inglis, Sr. age 54 of North East, MD formerly of Hampton, NH passed away on July 15, 2014 in Avalon, NJ while participating in one of his greatest joys in life, riding his bike. Randy attended Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH. He graduated from Wilmington University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Upon graduating, Randy worked at Community...
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Mary T. (nee Barrett) Shea

July 14, 2014

Mary T. (nee Barrett) Shea of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon, PA, passed away on July 14, 2014. Mary was born in South Philadelphia, the third of eight children to the late Catherine and Edward Barrett. In addition to her parents and husband, John P. Shea, she was preceded in death by her son, Edward and grandson, Mark Galle. Mary is survived by her children,...
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Bruce O. Kallos

July 13, 2014

Bruce Oliver Kallos, 79, passed away on Sunday July 13, 2014. Bruce was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University in 1956. Bruce started his career with Du Pont in Seaford, Delaware in 1956 and retired from the company in Wilmington in 1989. Upon retirement from Du Pont, he became the Executive Director of the Arlington County Employees' Retirement System...
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John Franklin Mitchell

July 13, 2014

John Franklin Mitchell, age 62 of Middletown, DE died on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home. A native of Salisbury, MD, he graduated from Wicomico High School, where he became a star athlete and an Eagle Scout, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. He graduated from Salisbury State College, with a degree in Education and Wesley Seminary, Washington, D.C. with a Masters of Divinity. A...
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Ruby R. Dubble

July 12, 2014

Ruby R. Dubble, age 83, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Sinking Spring, PA, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2014 in her home with family by her side. Born in Strausstown, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Grace (Keener) Wertz. Ruby was a graduate of Hamburg High School. She was employed by Western Electric where she built some of the first single transistors. Upon an early...
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Richard James Wegner

July 12, 2014

Richard James Wegner, age 87 of Wilmington, Delaware died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. Dick was born in 1926 in El Dorado, Kansas, first son of Peter James and Cora Muriel DeArmond Wegner. He received a BS in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 1950. In 1956, Dick earned a Master's Degree in Education and Psychology. Dick was selected two times as a third...
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Robert Riter Hoopes

July 8, 2014

Robert Riter Hoopes, 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 with his family at his side. Rob was born in Wilmington, the son of Frank M. Hoopes, Sr. and Edna Sossaman Hoopes. He attended Wilmington Friends School, Duke University and the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He was honored to have served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Rob was fortunate to be...
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Poe-lim Chua

July 6, 2014

Poe-lim G. Chua, age 84, of Newark, formerly of Edina, MN died on July 7, 2014 at Foulk Manor South. He received his M.D. from University of Santo Tomas in 1957. Poe-lim practiced for 5 years in internal medicine at Chinese General Hospital in the Philippines. He came to the US and began his internship at Mary Mount Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Poe-lim went on to his residency in anesthesiology...
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Donna Hoesterey

July 5, 2014

Donna Dugan Hoesterey, age, 51 of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly on Saturday July 5, 2014 in her husband's arms. Born in Jim Thorpe PA, she moved to Delaware to attend college. She was a medical transcriber for Christiana Care Health System for 27 years. Donna passionately supported her children's educational and sports related activities. She spent countless hours as president of both...
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Jerry Dawson

July 5, 2014

Jerry E. Dawson of Wilmington, Delaware passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 73. Jerry was born to Elmer and Pearl Dawson in 1941 and grew up in Wilmington and Yorklyn, Delaware. He graduated from Salesianum School in 1959. Jerry had a long career with the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he served as District Manager in Long Island and in Delaware...
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Frederick Shulley

July 4, 2014

Frederick Jacob Shulley, age 86, died peacefully on Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home, Windsor Place, in Hockessin, Delaware with his daughter, Samantha, at his side. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 28, 1927, son of Frederick J Shulley, Sr and Nancy Long Shulley, he was known as Bud to his childhood friends and family. He and family moved to Fayetteville, PA, where he and his sister, Mary,...
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William A. Dorrier

June 28, 2014

William A. Dorrier, age 97, of Hockessin, DE died on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Cokesbury Village. Bill was born near Scottsville, VA, son of the late Gertrude and Benjamin Dorrier. He was one of seven children, attended Scottsville High and Fishburn Military School. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon...
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Blanche Edith Skidmore

June 26, 2014

Blanche Edith Skidmore, 93, of Wilmington, died on June 26, 2014 after a brief illness. Blanche was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Dr. William and Blanche Edith Skidmore. She received her A.B. in Chemistry from Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA in 1941, and her M.A. in Biochemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1942. After graduation she worked in...
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Esther Green Clayton Huber

June 26, 2014

Esther Green Clayton Huber, age 91, of Wilmington, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the presence of her loving daughter, Sande Richardson and the dedicated staff of Foulk Manor North. Esther was born to the late John Lawrence and Mary Emma Green. She was the second youngest of nine children. During her youth she attended the Wilmington Public Schools. In...
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Martha Budd Shelnutt

June 25, 2014

Martha Budd Shelnutt, age 88, of Wilmington, Delaware died on June 25, 2014. She graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1943 and attended Sweet Briar College. Martha was the former owner or La Cocina in Greenville, DE, and worked at Carl Doubet Jewelers where she retired after 20 years in 2010. She enjoyed volunteering for many Wilmington organizations including the Alumnae...
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Pearl Elizabeth Kaufman Kellerman

June 25, 2014

Pearl Elizabeth (Kaufman) Kellerman, 94, of Somerford House, Newark, DE, formerly of Seminole, FL, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born in Scranton, PA, to Isaac Allen Kaufman and Anna Eckert Kaufman. In Scranton she met and married the love of her life, Paul J. Kellerman. They resided in Saddle Brook, NJ, where their daughter, Paula Jean, was born and raised. Once Paul died in...
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Andrea E. Rees

June 24, 2014

Andrea E. Rees, age 53, passed away on June 24, 2014 at the Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital after a year-long battle with cancer and complications. Andrea graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School, and trained with The Arc of Delaware in light assembly, food service and office skills. After several years of food service work in Geneva, Switzerland, she returned to Delaware with her...
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Alice Nancy Cooper

June 22, 2014

Alice Nancy J. Cooper of Newark, Delaware, age 95, died on June 22, 2014. She was born on August 25, 1918, in Lakewood, Ohio, to John V. and Ada Wilson Jamieson. She graduated from Lakewood (Ohio) High School, then worked as a comptometer operator. She married David N. Cooper in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 15, 1945. She had one daughter, Constance J. Cooper. Nancy Cooper lived in...
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Laura Blair Marvel

June 19, 2014

Laura Blair Marvel, age 92, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014 at Stonegates Retirement Community, Greenville, DE. She was born in New York, NY to the late George and Catherine Lawson. Following her father's stroke, Laura was adopted when she was 4 years old by her Uncle Gist and Aunt Laura Blair of the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Laura grew up in the Blair House in Washington as...
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Stephanie Louise Kwolek

June 18, 2014

Stephanie Louise Kwolek passed away peacefully in June 18, 2014. We want to thank Gilpin Hall and Compassionate Care Hospice for their care and kindness. Stephanie was born in New Kensington, PA in 1923. She is the daughter of the late John and Nellie Kwolek and late brother, Stanley. Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1946 from the Margaret Morrison Carnegie College of...
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Donald Roderick Welles, Jr.

June 16, 2014

The Rev. Donald Roderick Welles, Jr. The Rev. Donald Roderick Welles, Jr., age 79, was born peacefully into eternal life on June 16, 2014 at home surrounded by family. A native Delawarean, Rod attended Wilmington Friends School and graduated from the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. Rod received his B.A. from Yale University and his Master of Divinity from Episcopal Theological School in...
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Genevieve Sullivan

June 14, 2014

Genevieve D. Sullivan Genny passed away at her home in Wilmington, DE on the evening of June 14 after a lengthy illness. A native of Wilmington, Genny was born in 1934 to John and Jennie Doberstein. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and from Goldey Beacom College. Genny had a long and varied career with the DuPont Company. Through her many roles over the years from secretary on up to...
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Pierre Louis LeRoy

June 14, 2014

Dr. Pierre Louis LeRoy passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Saturday, June 14th surrounded by family. Dr. LeRoy was born in Saint Martin les Boulogne, France and immigrated to America at the age of six with his parents Pierre Marie and Lucie Philippine. At the age of 18, he joined the Free-French Navy and served in World War II. Dr. LeRoy graduated from Ursinus College and...
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Helen Quinn (Pennie) duPont

June 13, 2014

Helen Quinn (Pennie) duPont, 75, of Greenwich Village, New York passed away peacefully at the Methodist Country House in Wilmington, Delaware on June 13, 2014. Pennie was born in Johnstown, PA in1939 to the late Helen L. Rodgers and James Q. duPont. She is survived by her sister Deborah duP. Riegel of Wilmington, and by two brothers, P. Coleman duPont of Wilmington and Jamie MacKenzie of...
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Greta Brown Layton

June 13, 2014

Greta Brown Layton, of Greenville, Delaware died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on June 13, 2014. She was born in Philadelphia in 1924 to Greta Barksdale and F. Donaldson Brown, of Irvington-on-the-Hudson, New York. After moving to Port Deposit, Maryland, she attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington and St Timothy's School in Maryland. Following her graduation from Katherine Gibbs...
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John E. Hunter, Jr.

June 12, 2014

John E. Hunter, Jr. passed away at home on June 12, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. He was born in Oxford, NC, on April 5, 1929, raised in Raleigh, NC, and graduated from NC State University with a degree in chemical engineering. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, Mr. Hunter continued his career with the DuPont Company until his retirement in 1993. He served others in the Wilmington community...
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Arthur L. Adams

June 10, 2014

Arthur Adams, age 87 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 after a short illness. Mr. Adams graduated from Fairfield Maine High School, enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1952 after serving in Korean War at Pork Chop Hill. Mr. Adams then took up the skill of a Mason bricklayer who worked on numerous large east coast projects...
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Ethredge Wayne Lemons

June 10, 2014

Ethredge Wayne Lemons, age 83, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Born in 1931 in Gravelly, Arkansas, Wayne was the first child of James Ethredge and Moliccie Lemons. Wayne grew up in Gravelly, attending Fourche Valley public schools and graduating in 1948. He enrolled at the University of Arkansas, receiving his bachelor's...
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Gloria I. Albright

June 9, 2014

Gloria I. Albright, 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Monday June 9 at Wilmington Hospital. Born in Roanoke, VA, Gloria graduated from Bethesda High School in MD and Madison College in VA. Her first job was as fashion coordinator for Woodward and Lothrop in Bethesda, she was a demonstrator for DuPont in Atlantic City but her occupation for most of her life was as a talented water...
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Rosemary T. Costello

June 5, 2014

Rosemary T. Costello, nee Donoghue, of Wilmington died on June 5, 2014 at the age of 87, peacefully, in the arms of her family after a long illness. She grew up in a large, lively, and loving Irish-American family in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. She graduated from Cecilian Academy High School, married a fellow Mt. Airy Irish-American, E. Joseph "Joe" Costello in 1948. Joe's work...
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Virginia Lee Logan

June 4, 2014

Virginia Lee Logan (nee Shields) age 93, formerly of Maplewood, New Jersey died on June 4, 2014 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware where she was a resident for 20 years. She was a homemaker most of her life. At age 55, Virginia learned secretarial skills and took a job as an administrative assistant at a psychiatric clinic in Summit, New Jersey where she worked for 10 years. ...
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Peter G. Andrews

June 4, 2014

Peter Gibson Andrews, age 94, of Wilmington, Delaware, died June 4, 2014. Born in 1920 in Chiswick, England, the son of George C. G. and Ada Andrews (nee Davies), he grew up in Carshalton, England. He graduated from the Whitgift School, Croydon, England. He won a scholarship to Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University, where he read Mechanical Sciences. He graduated in 1940 with a First...
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Kathleen Marie Shields

May 31, 2014

Kathleen Marie Shields, age 63, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Kathy was the daughter of the late William F. and Helen M. Lawler. She was a graduate of St. Peter's Elementary and High School in Olde New Castle, Delaware. She enjoyed crocheting, trips to the beach and playing the slots. The most important thing in her life was her grandson, whom she was...
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Rufus Wilder Miller, Jr.

May 30, 2014

Rufus Wilder Miller Jr., 62, died peacefully at home on Friday following a long illness. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of Rufus W. and Marjorie Knapp Miller. He graduated from Council Rock High School, Newtown, PA, and earned an economics degree from Brown University in Providence, RI., in 1974. After receiving a masters degree with high honors in business administration from the...
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Robert Matthias

May 28, 2014

Robert H. Matthias passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 28th while looking out a window where he lived at Maris Grove. Bob was born in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Virginia and Frederick William Matthias, Jr. and was raised with his two brothers, Bill and Donald, by his mother after his father passed away. He graduated from the Williston Northampton School in 1941 and then went on to study...
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Lillian A. Bomgardner

May 25, 2014

Lillian A. Bomgardner, 92, passed away on May 25, at the Milton & Hattie Kutz Home, her residence since January. Lillian was born in Flint, Michigan to Lilian Russam Tambs and Francis Tambs. Her husband, Clyde Bomgardner (Cleona, PA), preceded her in death. A talented pianist and crafter, she had a passion for reading, gardening, and the arts. Lil travelled extensively across the U.S. in her...
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Grant H. Warner

May 25, 2014

Grant H. Warner, age 71, passed away from a long illness at home with his family by his side. Grant was employed by the DuPont Company for 38 years and worked both in Kinston, NC and Wilmington, DE. He graduated from North Carolina State and was a huge "Wolf Pack" fan. Grant loved hunting, fishing and boating. Most of all, he loved to go to the beaches in North Carolina and Delaware. His...
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Matthew A. "Marty" Corrozi

May 24, 2014

Matthew A "Marty" Corrozi age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 24 2014. Marty was born on February 2, 1921 in Wilmington to Anthony and Rose (Ruggerio) Corrozi. Marty is survived by his daughter Christine and son-in law James Mancini, grandchildren Steven, Carlo and Lauren, brother Nicky Ruggerio, nieces MaryAnn DiBonaventura (Ralph) and Tony Ann Lesniak (Joe) , nephew Jack...
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Pax Thomas Williams

May 24, 2014

Pax Thomas Williams, 54, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 24, 2014 while scuba diving. Pax was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from Newark High School, and went on to college at the University of Delaware where he received bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science in 1982 and 1985. Pax was an accomplished competitive swimmer...
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Florence Martin D'Onofrio, RN

May 23, 2014

Our much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully with her loving husband by her side on May 23, 2014, at the Kentmere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, her residence since January. Florence ("Flo") was born in Wilmington to Ethel Stewart Martin and G. William Martin. She was a 1940 graduate of Wilmington High School and a 1943 graduate of The Delaware Hospital...
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Lonnie J. "Jay" Ivey, Jr.

May 22, 2014

Lonnie J. "Jay" Ivey, Jr., age 93 of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Season's Hospice in the Christiana Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Raynham, NC in 1920, Jay was the son of the late L.J. Ivey, Sr. and Frances H. (Britt) Ivey. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Catherine in 2012 and siblings, Cora, Clare, Johnnie, Bowman,...
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Samuel Miller

May 19, 2014

Samuel B. Miller 'Sam' Delaware lost one of its favorite sons on May 19, 2014. Sam Miller passed away peacefully at home at the age of 60 surrounded by his family. Sam was raised in Middletown where, among other sports, he excelled at football. Although Sam received athletic as well as academic recognition in the way of scholarship offers from Universities throughout the country, Sam...
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Mary Sipala King

May 19, 2014

Mary Sipala King, age 91, of Wilmington passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Wilmington Hospital on May 19, 2014. Mary was born in Wilmington, DE, daughter of the late Mary and Frank Sipala. In addition to her mother and father, Mary was predeceased by her sister Jennie Razze and brother Joe Sipala. She is survived by her sister Lucille North and brothers Frank Sipala...
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Peter James Collins

May 19, 2014

Peter Collins, brave soul and unforgettable friend to all he met, passed away on May 19 in the Christiana Hospital ICU, comforted by his sisters, brother and parents. Peter was 40 years old, which would be unremarkable except that he was born with the severe birth defects, spina bifida and hydrocephalus and was not expected by doctors to live "two hours, two days, two weeks." While he never...
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Jane Mary Normandeau

May 18, 2014

Jane McIntosh (Clune) Normandeau, RN Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 88, died peacefully, May 18, 2014 at Forwood Manor from complications of a stroke suffered in 2012 after a period of declining health. Jane was born in Springfield, MA to Louise and William McIntosh. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Estabrook. Jane received her nursing degree in 1947...
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Richard Mills Lagergren

May 17, 2014

Richard Mills Lagergren, age 90, died on May 17, 2014 after a long illness at Stonegates Healthcare where he had resided for the last five years. Dick grew up in Nutley, NJ and was the son of Alan and Kathryn Lagergren. He graduated from Nutley High School where he met his future wife, Gloria Mitchell Lagergren. He attended Antioch College before joining the U.S. Naval Air Corps in WWII. He...
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Lydia Taylor Thomen

May 16, 2014

At the age of 90, Lydia Ellen Taylor Thomen passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was at home with loved ones near. Lydia was born in Sherman, Texas, graduated in 1941 from high school as valedictorian in Luling, Texas, and went on to earn her BBA (1944) and MBA (1949) from the University of Texas, Austin. While in Austin, Lydia was secretary to both the Dean of Students and the...
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John A. Basciano, Jr.

May 15, 2014

John A. Basciano, Jr., age 49, of Glenolden, PA, formerly of Darby, PA, passed away on May 15, 2014 at his home. John was a graduate of Darby-Colwyn High School in 1982 and Delaware County Community College in 1986. He was a respiratory therapist at several area hospitals with most of his years dedicated to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. John was teaching himself how to play guitar since...
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Shirley Simonton Bancroft

May 13, 2014

Shirley Simonton Bancroft (Sis to everyone), age 84, died May 13, 2014 at the Country House surrounded by loving family, including her devoted husband of 52 years, Lewis (Lew), after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Sis was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Fagan H. Simonton Sr. and Irene Van Kirk Simonton. She graduated from Wilmington Friends School (K-12), Lasell Junior College, and...
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Patsy Ruth Seidel

May 10, 2014

Patsy Ruth Seidel (Chidester) 87, of Wilmington Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday May 10, 2014. Patsy was born in Alexandria, Ohio on July 30, 1926, to George and Helen (Turner) Chidester. She was preceded in death by Col. Richard L. Seidel, her devoted husband of 57 years. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1948 receiving her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy....
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Richard G. Wittmeyer, Sr.

May 10, 2014

Richard G Wittmeyer, Sr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2014. Richard was born in Burlington, NJ in December 1923 the son of the late Oscar Wittmeyer, Jr. and Mary (Graham) Wittmeyer. During World War II, Richard served in the United States Army Air Corps 2nd Air Force. Upon leaving military service, Richard attended Rider University in Trenton, NJ. ...
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Philip R. McGinnis

May 9, 2014

Philip R. McGinnis, 91, of Newark, DE died Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born October 5, 1922 in Kansas City, MO to the late Donald William McGinnis and Rosamond Crosby McGinnis. He grew up in Kansas City, MO and Cranford, NJ. Phil played ice hockey at Cornell University and graduated from Cornell with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1944. He then served in the US Navy teaching diesel...
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Richard Dick Reed

May 9, 2014

Richard ("Dick") P. Reed, age 92, of Wilmington, Delaware died suddenly on May 9, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father and a champion for the poor and less fortunate. Dick graduated from Salesianum High School. He went on to earn an associate degree from Goldey-Beacom College and a bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Delaware, where he also was a member of the...
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E. Aileen Records

May 9, 2014

E. Aileen Records, age 94, passed away early Friday morning, May 9, 2014, at Emeritus at White Chapel in Newark, DE. Aileen was born in 1919 in Spartanburg, SC, the baby girl of Madison and Jannie Stone, with three older brothers: Madison, Harold, and Randolph. After graduating from Brevard College in 1940, and later Robinson Business School, Aileen worked as a secretary for the Draper...
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Dorothy Alice Ouellette Crane

May 9, 2014

Dorothy Alice Ouellette "Dotty" Crane, age 93, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully away on May 9, 2014. Dotty graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Maine. She went on to receive a BA in Government from the University of Maine in 1943 where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and the prestigious All Maine Women. It was also at the University...
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Catherine (Kathleen) Browne

May 7, 2014

Services for Catherine Browne: Visitation at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday May 12, 2014 Service at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington at 11:30 am on Tuesday May 13, 2014 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 240 N. James Sreet, Suite 100A, Newport, DE 19804
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Myra Jean (Grant) Cline

May 7, 2014

Myra Jean (Grant) Cline passed away at the age of 79 on May 7, 2014 after a long battle with chronic lung disease. Born in Connersville, Indiana to George and Hazel Grant, Myra was a proud Hoosier and graduate of Indiana University at Bloomington. She continued her education and obtained her Master's degree at West Virginia University where she met her husband Robert George Cline, who survives...
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