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Gretchen Burrus Eller

November 20, 2014

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

November 20, 2014

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

November 19, 2014

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

November 18, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

Gary D. LaFollette, of Wilmington, DE and Ocean City, NJ, age 68, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home with his family beside him. Gary was born in Milan, Indiana to Opal LaFollette and the late Gareld LaFollette. He moved to New Jersey and spent the next 30 years of his business career engaged in sales and marketing. He was one of the early pioneers of the multi-vendor...
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Brenton G. Wallace, Jr.

November 16, 2014

Brenton G. Wallace, Jr., age 93, of Hockessin, Delaware (formerly of Wayne, Pennsylvania), died on Sunday, November 16th at Christiana Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Philadelphia to the late Major General Brenton G. Wallace and Dorothy Wallower Wallace. Mr. Wallace attended The Haverford School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S....
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Mason Webster Dunn

November 14, 2014

Mason Webster Dunn, 41, of Wilmington, formerly of Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida, Colorado and California died in a tragic auto accident Friday, November 14, 2014 in San Diego, California. He attended A.I. DuPont High School and was a continuing student of the school of hard knocks and living life. He will be missed by everyone who knew him all over the country. Mason was a...
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Winnie Guy Hoover

November 13, 2014

Winnie Guy Hoover, age 92, passed away peacefully November 13 at Cokesbury Retirement Village, Hockessin, where she lived for the past 13 years. Born in Onancock, Virginia to the late Ella and Harold Guy, Winnie moved with her mother and sisters to Wilmington following high school. She attended Goldey Beacom College. After college, Winnie became secretary to the treasurer of Atlas Powder...
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Leon Strycharz III

November 11, 2014

Leon Strycharz, III, age 57, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Hamilton Township, NJ, passed away on November 11, 2014. He was a graduate of the Berean Bible Institute and King's College. A husband for 34 years. Minister and Dad for 30 years. Poppy for 2 years. He dedicated his life to show mercy and edify others. 1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God. He gives us the victory through...
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Mary Louise Baumhoff Fuller

November 9, 2014

Mary Louise Baumhoff Fuller died Sunday, November 9th at Riddle Village in Media, Pennsylvania. She was 84. She and her dearly loved husband Frank were married 58 years until his death last June. Prior to Riddle Village, the Fullers made their home in Wilmington, Delaware, where they reared their three children. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mary Lou spent most of her childhood in Richmond...
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Jeffrey Martin Morris

November 9, 2014

Jeffrey Martin Morris, age 46, of Old New Castle and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, died suddenly on Sunday, November 9, 2014 with his husband by his side. Jeff was a graduate of Concord High School and the University of Delaware. Jeff was the Vice President of the Wilmington Fibre Company in New Castle. He also had obtained his real estate license. In addition to Jeff's love of life itself,...
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James Kalil, Sr.

November 8, 2014

James Kalil was born in 1919 and died November 8, 2014 at the age of 95. Dr. Kalil was a WWII veteran and served in the US Army from 1942 – 1945 as a ship demagnetizer and also in the Chemical Warfare Services in France. Following the war worked on the Atomic Bomb Project at Los Alamos NM. He earned Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1950. After earning...
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Sylvia Pierce

November 8, 2014

Sylvia Pierce, 95, of Hockessin, Delaware died peacefully at home on November 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia ("Syl") was born and raised in Lower Manhattan. She graduated high school at the age of 16, and was one of few women of her era to attend college, graduating from New York's Hunter College with an education degree in 1939. Her passion for education carried on throughout...
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Catherine R. Byrne

November 7, 2014

Catherine "Kip" R. Byrne, age 96, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on November 7, 2014 at her home. Kip was born in Chester, PA in 1918 to the Late Dennis Byrne and Ellen Desmond. She attended St. Mary's Elementary School and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1937. She went on to attend Goldey Beacom School of Business. Kip was employed as a bookkeeper for her entire career and...
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Ivan DeBlieu

November 7, 2014

Ivan K. DeBlieu, 95, of Wilmington, passed from this life on Friday, November 7, after a brief illness. He was an accomplished chemical engineer, active community volunteer, and beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was the only child of Ivan K. DeBlieu Sr. and Lucile Wells DeBlieu. Born in Opelousas, LA, he and his family lived throughout the South. He attended the University of...
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Harjinder Singh

November 6, 2014

Family and friends may visit on Thursday November 13, 2014 from 2 to 3 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Service will begin at 3 pm at the funeral home.
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Russell Charles Middleton, Sr.

November 5, 2014

Russell Charles Middleton, Sr., age 86, of Cokesbury Village, passed away suddenly on November 5, 2014. He was the son of the late William and Marian Middleton. He was the loving husband of Elsie Middleton sharing almost 62 years of marriage. Russell received his MBA from Temple University. He enjoyed skiing, golf and rooting for the Eagles. After retiring in 1992, he and Elsie enjoyed...
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C. Robert Taylor

November 5, 2014

C. Robert Taylor died on November 5, 2014 at Crosslands after a brief illness. He had recently celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Reynolds Taylor; his children Anne Taylor Malone (Mike), Robert W. Taylor and Martha L. Harpham (Jim); three step-children: Christy Searl Haegele (John), Timothy Searl (Anne) and Drew Searl (Kelly). He had eight grandchildren:...
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Fairfax D. F. Hering

November 4, 2014

Margaret Fairfax Dashiell Flinn Hering, age 82, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on November 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Known affectionately by her family and magnificent circle of friends as "Fairfax," "Fax," "Faxie," "Peggy," "Mom," "Mimi," "Grammie" and "Sister", she courageously battled Parkinson's disease for more than ten years. Fairfax attended Wilmington Friends School...
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Bruce Allan Beardwood

November 2, 2014

Bruce Allan Beardwood, 78, of Greenville, DE passed away at home in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Bruce was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the son of Houghton Beardwood and Barbara Wright Beardwood. He attended Providence Country Day School and continued his studies at Yale University where he received his degree in Chemical Engineering in 1958. Bruce...
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Leon F. Dumont

November 2, 2014

Leon F. (Lee) Dumont, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away at Kendal Crosslands on November 2, 2014. Lee's life is best characterized by his efforts to excel in whatever circumstances he was placed. His career included primary and secondary schools in both the US and Belgium, the US Navy in WWII, Drexel, Drew and Columbia Universities, and a 38-year career with the DuPont Company in...
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Rebecca Melby Lockart

November 2, 2014

Rebecca Melby Lockart, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of American Corner, MD, died on Sunday November 2, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loved ones after managing breast cancer for 30 years. Rebecca graduated from Federalsburg High School in 1951 where she excelled at academics and played basketball and softball. She then came to Wilmington and attended Goldey-Beacom secretarial...
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R. Warren Boyer

November 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of R. Warren Boyer announces his passing on Sunday, November 2, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Warren will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Jean, his daughter, Rhonda and husband Bob, his son David and his wife Yolande and his granddaughter Ava as well as his many close friends within the community. Warren spent his early years...
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Catherine "Jane" White Bartlett

October 31, 2014

Catherine "Jane" White Bartlett passed away on October 31, 2014, at the Lorien Riverside Nursing Home in Belcamp, MD. She was 85 years old. Jane graduated from P. S. DuPont High School and worked at the DuPont Co. for nearly 30 years. Upon her retirement, Jane resided in Rehoboth Beach, DE, which was her dream - to live at the beach ! There were many celebrations at Mom Mom Jane's house...
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Carmela Linda Abessinio

October 31, 2014

Carmela Linda Abessinio, age 72, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Forwood Manor Health Center. She was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Pio Abessinio. She was also predeceased by her brother Gino Abessinio. Carmela is survived by her mother Dolores Abessino with whom she lived. She is also survived by her siblings, Rocco Abessinio (Mary) of Bacon...
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Dale E. Mentzer

October 29, 2014

Dale E. Mentzer, age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his home. Dale was a graduate of Orbisonia High School 1956 and Western Union Telegraph School 1957, where he was employed for 30 years. Upon his retiring from Western Union he worked for J.P. Morgan Chase until retirement from there in 2002. He was a member of the Reformed Episcopal Church. Dale is...
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Shirley Anna Roberts Bohn

October 27, 2014

Shirley Anna Roberts Bohn, age 87, died at home on October 27, 2014. She was the daughter of Anna Camperson Roberts and Paul Wade Roberts. A native born 8th generation Delawarean, she graduated from P.S.duPont High School and attended The Philadelphia Museum School of Art. In 1951 she married Jim Norwood Bohn. They were married for 49 years. Mr. Bohn died on May 11, 2000. Shirley was an avid...
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Chi Thanh Nguyen

October 27, 2014

Chi Thanh Nguyen, age 86 of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 27, 2014. Born in Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen served bravely as a Colonel in the artillery of the South Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Nguyen came to America with his wife and three children in 1990 and lived most of his life after that time in Garden Grove, California. Mr. Nguyen was the...
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Kusum P. Panwalker

October 23, 2014

Kusum P. Panwalker, age 89, of Newark formerly of Pune, India passed away on October 23, 2014. She was a life long teacher. She is survived by her son Anand Panwalker and his wife Asha and grandson Sandeep. The visitation will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday October 26, 2014 followed by the funeral service at 4:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707. In lieu...
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Catherine Rose Eckerman Adam

October 23, 2014

Catherine Rose Eckerman Adam, age 92, died peacefully in her sleep at home Thursday October 23, 2014. Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Henry L. Adam. She is survived by her five children, Hank (Maureen), Chris, Ann, Roberta and Brian; her sister, Helen Mary Avelis of Terre Haute, IN; sister-in-law, Jean Adams of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many...
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George Robert Patrick

October 22, 2014

George Robert Patrick passed away peacefully on October 22, 2014. George was born in 1941, in Windber, Pennsylvania, to Martha Strapple Patrick and George Henry Patrick. George lived his life with passion and purpose, and was known by all as a man of deep integrity. As a high school student, George excelled both academically and as an athlete, earning a Grant and Aid to Juniata College...
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Bruce Alexander Lyon

October 12, 1965 - October 20, 2014

Bruce Alexander Lyon, 49, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Monday at the Mary Campbell Center while surrounded by his loving family. He lived in Lynnfield with his devoted mother until two years ago when he joined the Mary Campbell family. Born in West Orange, N.J. on Oct. 12, 1965, he was the son of Ann Simpson Lyon, and the late George C. Lyon Sr., of Wilmington. He moved to Delaware with...
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Shesharatnam Chirra

October 19, 2014

Mrs. Shesharatnam Chirra passed away on October 19, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 3 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends and family may visit from 2 to 3 pm.
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Ebenezer D Williams, Jr.

October 18, 2014

Ebenezer David Williams, Jr., beloved husband of Florence Louise Williams, died on October 18, 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Swarthmore College and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his professional career working in the textile fibers division of the DuPont Company, where he was awarded the honor of being named a DuPont Fellow....
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Scot Andrew Bentley

October 17, 2014

Scot Andrew Bentley, age 48, of Wilmington, DE, passed away Friday October 17, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in the Christiana Hospital. He was born at Fort McClellan in Anniston, AL. He was a graduate of A.I. duPont High School, Class of 1983, and attended the University of Delaware. Scot was a dedicated husband, father, and a genuine friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He...
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Frances Ellen Neff Costa

November 22, 1916 - October 14, 2014

Frances Ellen Neff Costa passed away on October 14, 2014. She was born November 22, 1916, to Dean and Esther Brooker Neff in Kewanna, Indiana, and graduated at the top of her class from Rochester High School in 1934. After graduation she worked in the County Clerk's Office in Rochester. In 1937 she was married to Lester Joseph Lemon and in 1941 they moved to Los Angeles California. Frances...
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Madison B. "Matt" Whittier

October 14, 2014

Madison B. "Matt" Whittier, 85, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Matt was born in 1929 to Mildred and Lester Whittier in Newton, MA. He graduated in 1953 from Northeastern University with a degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation, he worked several years at DuPont in Texas, West Virginia and Delaware. He later established a long...
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Harry Cress, Jr.

October 11, 2014

Harry Cress, Jr., age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on October 11, 2014. Mr. Cress graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in November 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He began employment in November 1943 with DuPont Company in the Research and Development Division of the Plastics Department at Arlington, NJ. In May1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and...
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Mary Louise Murray

October 10, 2014

Mary Louise Murray, age 76, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Rockville Centre, NY passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014. Mary Lou was born in Newark, NJ to the late Vincent and Louise Beers Campbell. She graduated from the St. Agnes High School, Rockville Centre, NY in 1956. Mary Lou was a devoted wife and mother of seven who took great pride in her family. She loved to laugh and spend...
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Anthony Michael Barone

October 8, 2014

Anthony Michael Barone, age 95, of Greenville, DE passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Barone was born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Rose Palmerio Barone. He was a graduate of Clifton Heights High School and Drexel University. He was an electrical engineer, working for Westinghouse and the, Philco/Ford Motor Co....
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James Robert Wersinger

October 6, 2014

James Robert Wersinger, 85, of Wilmington and formerly of Hazelton, PA died at home after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on October 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of Hazelton High School, he attended Penn State University and served in the US Army from 1947 – 1950. He worked as a laboratory technician at DuPont Experimental Station Laboratory and retired...
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Sarah Louella Scott

October 4, 2014

Sarah Louella Scott, age 75, of Wilmington, died at 2:01 AM, Saturday, October 4, 2014 with her family at Monmouth Medical Center in Longbranch, NJ. She was born in 1939, in Somerset, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Sarah Ellen Wood. Sarah (also known as "Sally" by her family) was a homemaker and a long-time Wilmington resident for over 44 years. She graduated in...
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Richard C. Pierce, Jr.

October 4, 2014

Richard C. Pierce, Jr. passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Dick was born in Philadelphia, and was the eldest son of the late Richard C. and Georgianna Pierce. He was a graduate of John Bartram High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He studied Architecture at Drexel and Manhattan Tech and was employed...
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Joseph Edward Dunning

October 4, 2014

Our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, Joseph Edward Dunning was taken by God to be with Him in heaven, tragically, on October 4, 2014. Jed, as he was known throughout his life, was so full of life and love. He was always optimistic, cheerful, and always a shoulder to lean on. No words could ever describe our loss. He is survived by his parents, Alice V. Masterson, and...
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John K. Visich

October 2, 2014

John K. Visich, born in 1931 in Brooklyn, NY died peacefully at Heartland Hospice House on October 2, 2014. He leaves behind his wife Antoinette (Toni) and their three children Joanne Mitchell (Gary), John Visich, Jr. (Qi), and Susan Machmer along with grandchildren Heather and Lauren Mitchell, and Jingmei and Sam Visich. After a career at Family Finance managing the top office in NY, John...
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George Bud Marcin, Jr.

October 1, 2014

George "Bud" Marcin, Jr., age 67 of Titusville, FL, passed away on October 1, 2014 in Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge, FL. Born in Wilmington, DE July 1, 1947, he was the son of the late George Marcin, Sr. and Ann Gurney Marcin. George will be remembered for many reasons, but, most notably his love of Corvettes. He attended Mount Vernon High School (Class of 1965) and Goldey Beacom College. He...
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Joan Davidson Whitney

September 28, 2014

Joan Davidson Whitney, age 95, of Glen Mills, PA, formerly of Wilmington, DE and Huletts Landing, NY, died on September 28, 2014. Joan graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, and Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. She was employed at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in New York City and Temple Hospital in Philadelphia, serving as secretary to the Dean of the Medical School....
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Harvey H Poole, Jr.

September 28, 2014

Harvey H. Poole, Jr. of Brandywood, Wilmington, DE passed away September 28, 2014 at the age of 84. Born in Wilmington to the late Harvey and Nellie Poole, he graduated from the Peddie School of Hightstown, NJ and attended the University of Delaware. Harvey served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed for several years at Poole's Electric Co with his father...
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Paul Townsend Hart

September 28, 2014

Paul Townsend Hart, 90, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Sunday, September 28, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Corinna, Maine in 1924, the son of Alice (Townsend) and Raymond L. Hart, both Methodist ministers. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Chemical Engineering after proudly serving...
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Diana Dibble Leitch

September 27, 2014

Diana Dibble Leitch, age 74, of Hockessin, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 27, 2014, following complications from cardiac arrest. Diana was the eldest daughter of the late Earl and Eloise (Bilyeu) Dibble and was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1940. She lived much of her life in Kansas City, Missouri, and Scarsdale, New York, before moving to Delaware in 1967 with...
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Virginia Wilson Crawford

September 21, 2014

Virginia Wilson Crawford of Greenville, Delaware, died at her home on September 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Virginia was born in Elizabeth City, NC, to the late John Kenyon and Bessie Weatherly Wilson. She attended St. Mary's Jr. College in Raleigh, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Virginia enjoyed and excelled at gardening and cooking. She was an...
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Laurence I. Levinson

September 21, 2014

Laurence I. Levinson, age 61 of Wilmington, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD on Sunday September 21, 2014. Larry was a graduate of Concord High School '71, University of Delaware '75 and Delaware Law School of Widener College '79. He was the founder of The Levinson Firm. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley B. Levinson. Survivors include his wife, Anda Lidums Levinson,...
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Frank A. Sadowski

September 19, 2014

Frank A. Sadowski, age 90, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, September 19, 2014. Born and raised in Chester, PA, he graduated from St. James High School in 1942. He served in the Navy during World War II as an Electrician's Mate on the USS Current and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College as an electrical engineer and then worked...
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Suzanne Miller

September 18, 2014

Suzanne "Susie" Miller passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Susie was 71. She was born in Montreal, Canada to the late S. Thomas Miller, MD and Hermine Wexler Miller. Susie is survived by her siblings, Louise Korban and husband Richard of West Chester, PA and Bend, OR, Marilyn Miller and husband William Culman of Scotts Valley, CA and Thomas H. Miller of Skowhegan, ME. ...
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Leonard Katz

September 18, 2014

Leonard Katz, MD age 77, of Wilmington passed away at Christiana Hospital on Thursday September 18, 2014. Dr. Katz earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. His residency and EEG Fellowship were completed at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He retired from the VA Medical Center in Wilmington where he was...
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Virginia M. Schanche

September 18, 2014 - September 18, 2014

Virginia Nadine Miller Schanche passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the age of 90. She was born in 1924 to Hazel, a school teacher, and Wilbur Miller, a farmer, in Gresham, Nebraska. Together with her older sister Lucille and younger sister Helen she was raised on the family farm and was graduated from McCool Junction High School. With Lucille she moved to Baltimore,...
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Myrtle E. White

September 16, 2014

Myrtle E. White, 91, passed away on September 16, 2014 at her home in Hockessin, Delaware. She was born in April 1923 to the late Franklin and Elizabeth Morris. Myrtle is survived by her devoted husband Guy A. White, with whom she shared sixty-eight years of loving marriage; their daughter Rebecca and her husband Robert Rose of Milford, New Jersey; and their son Guy Alexander Jr. and his wife...
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Theodore Augur Koch

September 13, 2014

Theodore Augur Koch, age 88, passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of Sept. 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. He lived a long, productive, fulfilling life, and was deeply loved by many around the world. Born in Schenectady, NY, Ted attended St. Michael's College in Burlington, VT, later earning his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. To support...
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John R. Schaefgen

September 13, 2014

Dr. John Raymond Schaefgen Of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 13, at his home, surrounded by his loving children. He was 96 years old. Born in Gross Point (now Wilmette), Illinois, John was the son of Peter Joseph and Augusta Kasielke Schaefgen. John had a difficult childhood, contracting tuberculosis of the spine at the age of four and spending several years in a...
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Phillip Adam Bishop

November 14, 1986 - September 12, 2014

Phillip Adam Bishop, age 27, of Hockessin, DE was killed on Friday, September 12, 2014 in a cycling accident on Brackenville Road when he was struck by a motorist. Phillip was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan on November 14, 1986 to Clyde and Johanna Bishop, the third of their four children. He moved to Hockessin with his family in 1988. A 2004 graduate of Salesianum School, he studied...
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Charles "Chuck" Kelly

September 11, 2014

CHARLES HENRY "Chuck" KELLY Wilmington native and architect Charles Henry "Chuck" Kelly, 60, died peacefully Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital following a long illness. Born in Wilmington in 1954, Kelly was the son of George-Anne O. Kelly and the late Ralph E. Kelly and graduated in 1972 from Unionville (PA) High School. He earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in...
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Madhukanta Popatlal Shah

September 10, 2014

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm on Sunday September 14, 2014 followed by funeral services at 2 pm at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME,7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.
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Carl J. Lundgren

September 9, 2014

Carl J. Lundgren, of Newtown, PA, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was 88. Carl was the youngest son of first generation Americans who emigrated from Sweden. He graduated from P.S. Dupont High School in 1944, where he designed his senior class flag, and from Roosevelt Aviation School in Hicksville, NY. He served in the ARMY in World War II. He retired from Exxon Corporation after more...
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Charlotte Tatnall Halloran

September 9, 2014

Charlotte Tatnall Halloran, 92, died peacefully on September 9, 2014 with her family around her, at her home at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community, West Grove, Pennsylvania. Charlotte was a mother, a singer and an artist. She was born August 11, 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware; graduated from the Tatnall School in 1940, and from the University of Delaware in 1943. She was a lively, talented,...
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Sara (Sally) McCormick

September 8, 2014

Sara (Sally) Louise Brown McCormick passed away on September 8, 2014 at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE. She was born August 17, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Ivan Willard Brown and Louise Singer Brown, who then lived in Jamaica, Long Island, NY. Sally graduated from Columbia High School, South Orange/Maplewood, NJ in 1940, and from Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, magna cum laude, in June...
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Sarah E. Dennison

September 7, 2014

Sarah E. Dennison Sarah E. Dennison, age 95, of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Willow Valley Life Care Center. Sarah was born in Hockessin, Delaware to the late Samuel and Alice Dennison. She graduated from college with a teaching degree in 1940. She taught first grade for many years in Yorklyn and Stanton, Delaware before answering a call from the...
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Arpine Semerjian Maxwell

September 6, 2014

Arpine Semerjian Maxwell ( Mom, Aunt Arpine), age 91, of Glen Mills, PA passed into the Lord's hands on September 6, 2014, reuniting with her true love Henry on their 62nd wedding anniversary. Born in Constantinople during the Armenian genocide, she and her family fled Turkey through Greece settling in Philadelphia at the age of 5, with nothing but the bare essentials. Proud of her Armenian...
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Arpine Semerjian Maxwell

September 6, 2014

Arpine Semerjian Maxwell, age 91, passed away on September 6, 2014 at Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA. A complete obituary will appear at a later date with detailed service information.
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George W. Sinning

September 5, 2014

George W. Sinning, age 83, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Kassel, Germany passed away in the early morning on Friday, September 5, 2014. He graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1951, and he was a dedicated employee of Glazar Brothers, Inc. for 41 years. George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lina E. Sinning, son George Robert Sinning and wife Mary of Wilmington, DE, daughter Lisa...
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James Michael Lanahan

September 5, 2014

Jim Lanahan, age 66, died September 5, 2014, after several years of ill health. After his graduation from Salesianum in 1966, Jim worked for the Diamond State Telephone Company. He proudly served his country as a Seabee in Vietnam, and then worked for the telephone company until retiring in 1998. He then worked at Chase Bank as a network engineer for another ten years. Jim enjoyed boating...
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Hugh Campbell Wallace

September 5, 2014

Born to Melville Fuller Wallace and Ruth Patterson in Koblenz, Germany, US Army of Occupation. Predeceased by brother Melville and sisters Patricia and Ruth. Graduated St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA in 1940. Attended Yale University for two years, played varsity football and ice hockey. Enlisted US Air Force 1942. Commissioned bombardier navigator 2nd lieutenant. Assigned to 9th Air...
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Roy V. Jackson

September 3, 2014

Roy V. Jackson, age 96, of Wilmington passed away on September 3, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he received his chemical degree and the McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he received his law degree in civil law. He proudly served in the Canadian Army in chemical warfare. Mr. Jackson was employed by Ridout & Maybee, LLP, a...
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Bart DiCarlo

September 3, 2014

Bart DiCarlo, age 80 of Glen Mills, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014. He graduated from East New York Vocational High School in 1952 and joined the U. S. Air Force and served until 1960. He then began working for the telephone company, where he retired in 1988. He had been involved in the train club at Maris Grove. He also enjoyed painting, woodworking,...
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Nancy Brinton

September 2, 2014

Nancy Jane Brinton, age 91, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital.. Nancy graduated from Wilmington High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Nancy is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Harvey Brinton and two sons, Ralph Harvey Jr. and Walter Edmond Brinton. She is...
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Andrew Kirk Mearns, Jr.

September 2, 2014

Andrew Kirk Mearns, Jr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with his family by his side. Kirk was born in Pottstown Pa. in 1924 and was delivered by his maternal Grandfather Dr. Albert Shute. He grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Alexis I DuPont HS. Kirk completed one year at Gettysburg College before he was drafted into the Army for WW2. He returned...
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Uttam A. Patel

September 2, 2014

Uttam A. Patel, age 32, of Avondale, PA and previously of Newark, DE, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Avondale, PA, as a result of natural causes while recovering from heart surgery, leaving a hole in many hearts. Uttam was a radiant light and powerful presence to many throughout his life. His journey began as a beloved son, born in Houston, Texas, to adoring parents...
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Catherine M. Moran

September 1, 2014

Catherine Margaret Manning Moran, RN.C, of Wilmington, DE passed quietly in her home in the presence of family on September 1, 2014. Born in New York, in 1937 to the late Daniel P. Manning and Margaret E. Walsh and raised in Astoria, Queens. Catherine was a gifted Soprano, having performed in Carnegie Hall at the age of 13. She remained active in community and church choirs throughout her...
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Christopher Michael Mattera

August 31, 2014

Christopher Michael Mattera (1991 - 2014) Christopher, a kind, caring and loving young man, was tragically taken from us Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 23. Chris was born in 1991 the beloved son of Christina and Michael Mattera. He attended The Pilot School and St. Marks High School where he graduated in 2010. He attended Delaware Technical Community College and went on to a...
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Mary Samworth Tweddle Reeder

August 29, 2014

Mary Samworth Tweddle Reeder, age 97, died Friday, August 29, 2014 in Bonner Springs, KS, with Gilbert, the loving nursing home cat, by her side. Mary was born to Thomas G. and Dora Cloud Samworth in Wilmington, DE. She lived in Delaware until her family moved to North Carolina in the early 1930's. She then returned to Delaware to attend Goldey- Beacom Business College, where she became a...
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Erene Koumatos Mathews

August 29, 2014

Mrs. Erene Koumatos Mathews, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed into the loving arms of the Angels surrounding her on Friday afternoon, August 29, 2014. Born in 1924 at Paralia Platanou, Ahaias, Greece, Erene was one of the eight children of George and Marguerita (Andrikopoulou) Koutsoukos. She was predeceased by her siblings Mr. Constantinos ...
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Cheryl A. Johnson

August 29, 2014

Cheryl A. Johnson, 59, formerly of Townhouse Road in Richmond, Virginia, departed this life on August 29, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she graduated from John Dickinson High School and Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude. After graduation, she moved to Richmond, where she held a series of career positions, most...
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Carolyn Lantz Jackson

August 28, 2014

Carolyn Lantz Jackson, age 78 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was born in Terra Alta, WV, the daughter of the late William Merle and Fronia Mae (Kelley) Lantz. She graduated from Southern High School in Oakland, MD and received a degree in Art Education from the University of DE. She taught Elementary Level Art and was a Horseback Riding Instructor and...
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Mario J. Sgrignioli

August 28, 2014

Mario J. Sgrignioli, Age 84, passed into the Arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Mario worked for 45 years for the Container Corp. of America. He loved spending time fishing with his sons and taking his children to see historic sights. He and his wife Dorothy, of 64 years, moved to a Pot Nets Mobile Home park on Long Neck in Sussex County. He was a member of the Long Neck United...
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Martha Melvin Ficke

August 28, 2014

Martha Melvin Ficke, age 92, died August 28, 2014, at The Country House in Wilmington, DE. Born July 25, 1922 in Cedar Hill, TN, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Darden Melvin and the late Ben Watson Melvin. Martha was raised in Old Hickory, TN, and the family moved to Argentina in 1936 when the DuPont Company built a manufacturing site near Buenos Aires. Martha attended the American...
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Edward Tiffin Cook

December 17, 1915 - August 28, 2014

Edward Tiffin Cook, aged 98, died on August 28, 2014, at the Country House in Wilmington, DE. Born in Chillicothe, OH, on December 17, 1915, he graduated from Williams College in 1938 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1940 with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the DuPont Company in Charleston, WV, where he met and married Betsy Blundon, who died in1987. He...
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Hugo A. Immediato, Sr.

August 27, 2014

Hugo A. Immediato, Sr., the last surviving brother of the Three Little Bakers, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on August 27, 2014. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Hugo was the son of the late Eva and Joseph Immediato who emigrated from Italy in 1907 and 1912 with their families. In addition to his parents, Hugo was predeceased by his spouses Peggy Jeanne of 30...
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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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