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Christopher Shawn Connors

June 30, 2015

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

June 29, 2015

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

June 28, 2015

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

June 28, 2015

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

June 27, 2015

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

June 25, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

November 14, 1940 - June 24, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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

June 21, 2015

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

June 20, 2015

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

June 19, 2015

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

July 19, 1922 - June 17, 2015

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

June 16, 2015

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

June 15, 2015

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

June 14, 2015

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

June 13, 2015

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

June 11, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

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

June 9, 2015

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

June 7, 2015

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

June 7, 2015

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

June 3, 2015

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

June 3, 2015

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

June 2, 2015

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

June 2, 2015

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

May 31, 2015

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

May 31, 2015

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

May 16, 1925 - May 29, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

May 26, 2015

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

May 24, 2015

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

May 24, 2015

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

May 24, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

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

October 8, 1915 - May 18, 2015

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

May 14, 2015

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

May 13, 2015

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

May 11, 2015

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

May 11, 2015

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

May 10, 2015

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

May 10, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 6, 2015

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

May 6, 2015

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

May 4, 2015

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

May 3, 2015

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

May 3, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

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

April 30, 2015

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

April 28, 2015

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

April 28, 2015

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

April 28, 2015

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

April 25, 2015

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

April 25, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

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

April 23, 2015

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

April 18, 2015

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

April 17, 2015

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

April 17, 2015

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

April 16, 2015

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

April 15, 2015

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

April 11, 2015

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

April 10, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

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

April 5, 2015

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

April 3, 2015

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

April 2, 2015

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

April 2, 2015

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

April 1, 2015

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

April 1, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

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

March 29, 2015

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

March 28, 2015

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

March 27, 2015

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

March 26, 2015

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

July 17, 1925 - March 26, 2015

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

March 25, 2015

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

March 25, 2015

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

March 24, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 22, 2015

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

March 21, 2015

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

March 20, 2015

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

March 20, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

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