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John K. Ruello

April 22, 2017

John K. Ruello, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was born in 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ. John was a 1956 graduate of Atlantic City High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware where he was the President and a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. John enjoyed a long and successful career as a stock broker in Wilmington,...
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Howard Wilk, M.D.

April 22, 2017

Howard Wilk, M.D., 92, died peacefully on April 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Wilk was born in Carnegie, PA, and after graduating from Chicago Medical School, he moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his wife of 62 years, the late Judith Feinberg Wilk. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, Dr. Wilk came back to Wilmington, and began his career as a general surgeon,...
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R. Harold Jenkins

April 21, 2017

R. Harold Jenkins, age 95 of Wilmington, DE, died April 21, 2017 at home. Mr. Jenkins was born in Knoxville, TN and obtained degrees in chemical engineering and business administration from the University of Tennessee, and served as a Naval Officer in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He joined Hercules at the Research Center in 1947. During his 36 year career, he served in a variety of managerial...
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Nicholas George Kledaras

April 21, 2017

Nicholas George Kledaras, age 83 of Wilmington, Delaware died on April 21, 2017, after bravely battling heart and lung disease. Born in Agia Paraskevi, Lesbos, Greece, he came to Wilmington with his mother Mersina and sisters Helen and Anna, and he helped his older brothers Pete, Stavros, and William operate their restaurants. By 1959, he established a luncheonette on Maryland Avenue. In...
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John Negrepont

April 19, 2017

John Negrepont, 92, of Wilmington Delaware passed on April 19, 2017. He attended High School in Chelsea New York and when he completed high school, World War II had begun and he was drafted in to the Army Air Corp having been unable to even attend his own graduation ceremony. He was stationed overseas and became an aerial gunner on the B-24 Liberator during the war. He returned home...
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Virginia A. "Ginny" Yeager

April 18, 2017

Virginia A. (Ginny) Yeager, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 18, 2017 at her home peacefully surrounded by her children. Ginny was a member of the first graduating class of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1959. She worked for INA, then CIGNA Insurance Company, and retired from A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Ginny then devoted her time by working part-time for the Blue...
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J. Nelson Fornwald

April 14, 2017

J. Nelson Fornwald Wilmington Nelson Fornwald, 94, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep in the early morning hours of Good Friday. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, in 1923 to the late Charles and Agnes Fornwald. Nelson joined the Army Air Corp in 1941 and served in the Pacific theater, including on Guam and Iwo Jima, during World War II. After Nelson's discharge from the Army, he...
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Ethel Ferguson Saddler

April 12, 2017

Ethel Ferguson Saddler, 91 of Wilmington, DE died in Columbus, NC on April 12, 2017 which would also have been her 68th wedding anniversary. Ethel was a long time interior designer and owner of the Designer's Showcase. Many of the finest homes in Wilmington were decorated by Ethel. She is survived by her daughter Adrienne Reilly of Columbus, NC, and sons Keith Saddler of Fairfax, VA and...
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Richard Leon Vanderloo

April 12, 2017

Richard Leon (Dick) Vanderloo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, at home, surrounded by family. Born in Trenton, NJ, in 1936, and raised in Wilmington, DE, Dick was a graduate of Archmere Academy and LaSalle College. For 30 years, Dick taught social studies for the Red Clay Consolidated School District, at Oak Grove Junior High and Stanton Middle School. Additionally, he...
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Katherine M. Glazier

April 11, 2017

Katherine "Cass" Graney Glazier, age 87, passed away on April 11, 2017 at her home in Wilmington. Cass was a native Wilmingtonian. She attended St. Paul Elementary School and then St. Elizabeth High School where she met a group of girls who remained her closest friends throughout her life. After high school, Cass completed the secretarial program at Beacom Business College. She began her...
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John Mark Collins

April 11, 2017

Mark Collins passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton in the company of his family, after bravely and stubbornly (a trait of which he was proud) resisting a long series of medical complications. Mark, the son of Katherine M. and James P. Collins, Sr., was born in 1946 in New Jersey. He enjoyed his youth in the Wilmington area, where he attended Salesianum and the...
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Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr.

April 10, 2017

Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr., of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Monday April 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Horace A. Wahl, Sr. and Theresa N. Wahl of Centerville, DE. Ron was a devoted father who was self-employed in the HVAC industry in the Delaware area for over 40 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling, spending time with...
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Robert M. "Bob" Cummings

April 2, 2017

On the 51st anniversary of the day he brought his young family from Great Britain to the United States, expecting to stay for a year but instead remaining to build a lifetime of friendships and memories, Robert M. "Bob" Cummings of Wilmington died on April 2, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Bob was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the late Robert and Agnes Cummings. He won many...
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Margaret B. Pleasance

April 2, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peg" (Barclay) Pleasance, 89, of Greenville, Delaware, died on April 2, 2017. Peg was born in Alliance, Ohio to the late Clyde and Alice "Aileen" (Moore) Barclay. She graduated from Goshen High School in Damascus, Ohio and then moved to Cleveland, where she met her husband, Charles "Charlie" Pleasance. They married on October 24, 1953 in Sebring, Ohio. Together, they had three...
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Janet Muriel Skiles

April 1, 2017

Janet Muriel Skiles, 84, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly of Wilmington, DE died at Calvert Manor Nursing Home on April 1, 2017. Janet was a graduate of Morton Jr. High School, Cicero, IL '49 Central Conservatory of Chicago '52 and Moody Bible Institute, Chicago '54. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for GE in San Jose, CA from 1960 – 1964, Ferris School in Wilmington from...
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Americo "Eric" Meredith

March 31, 2017

Americo "Eric" Michael Meredith, age 25, of Hockessin, Delaware, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at home. Eric attended Ursuline Academy, St. Edmond's Academy, and graduated from St. Mark's High School. He worked with his father at Meredith Heating and Air Conditioning, and had a passion for working in the health and nutrition field. As a young man, Eric excelled at all sports, especially...
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Americo Michael Meredith

March 31, 2017

Americo "Eric" Michael Meredith, age 25, of Hockessin, Delaware, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at home. Eric attended Ursuline Academy, St. Edmond's Academy, and graduated from St. Mark's High School. He worked with his father at Meredith Heating and Air Conditioning, and had a passion for working in the health and nutrition field. As a young man, Eric excelled at all sports, especially...
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Mary Elizabeth Concannon

March 30, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Concannon, age 88, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Southwest Philadelphia passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Wilmington Hospital. Mary was born in Catasagua, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John Phillips and Sophia Gondek Phillips. Mary attended the Hallahan Girls Catholic High School. She was a homemaker, mom and volunteer. She was a member of the Church...
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Alice Goodell Rockwood

March 30, 2017

Alice Ann (Goodell) Rockwood, age 93 of West Chester, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. A full obituary will be online soon.
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Robert Charles Kohn

April 29, 1934 - March 29, 2017

Robert Charles Kohn died on March 29,2017. He lived in Jenner's Pond, Jennersville, PA. Prior to that, the Kohns had resided in Landenberg, PA. and Hockessin, DE. They also have a home in Bethany Beach, Delaware. He was born in Hustisford, Wisconsin, on April 29, 1934. His parents were Waldemar and Ferne Kohn. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in Mechanical...
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Nancy T. Jones

March 29, 2017

Nancy T. Jones, age 94, of River Vale, NJ, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 29, 2017 in River Vale. Nancy graduated from GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA and from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA with a degree in accounting. Following graduation, she worked as an executive assistant for Carr's Biscuit Company, the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), and Gulf Oil Company. ...
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Linda G. Belden

March 26, 2017

Linda G. Belden, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a long illness in Newark, Delaware. Linda was born on a lovely June day to the late Jay and Florence Grafton of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Linda's proud father would regularly take her out for carriage rides to show off his beautiful daughter to the neighbors, and Linda greeted them with a big smile. Linda...
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John A. McDonough

March 26, 2017

John A. McDonough, 91, passed away on March 26, 2017 after a short illness. John was born in Geneva, New York to the late Leo and Catherine McDonough. John joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific as a naval radioman and gunner. After the war, he returned to Geneva where he met his future wife, Janet Jaeger. They married in 1949 and were happily married for...
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Robert Dennis Carlton

March 26, 2017

Robert Dennis Carlton, age 86, of Wilmington, DE died in his sleep on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Foulk Manor South. He was born in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Hammond High School as the valedictorian of his class in 1949. He obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1953. While at college he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Eta Kappa Nu...
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Carl Gordon Moore, Sr.

March 26, 2017

Carl Gordon Moore, Sr., 95, of Wilmington, DE, passed away from natural causes on March 26, 2017, in the St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE with his wife and daughter by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Marie (O'Toole) Moore, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage and raised eight children. They were married November 3, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA. Born December 28, 1921...
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Edwin T. Wood

March 23, 2017

Ed Wood, a long-term resident of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, died there at the age of 96. Born in Boise, ID, he spent his early years in Central California. He graduated from Harvard College in 1947 after serving with the 8th Air Force, leaving the service as a captain. During his post-war stint at Harvard, Ed met Katharine (Kay) McKnight, whom he married in May 1947. After a brief...
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Ruth Elizabeth DeVries

March 23, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth DeVries of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017 at Rose Court of Maris Grove. She was the devoted wife of Frank DeVries and mother of Carol Lee Ray of Pocono Pines, PA and Michael Scherb of Ramsey, NJ. Ruth also was loving stepmother of Holly Flaherty of Hixson, TN, Janet Demmin of Hinesville, GA, Nancy Carpenter of Elkton, MD and Peter DeVries of Newark, DE....
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Eleanor Rae (King) Smith

March 23, 2017

With blessed assurance in the Lord Jesus Christ, Eleanor went to be with him on Thursday, March 23rd 2017. Eleanor was born to the late Roy and Rae King in Wilmington DE. She graduated from PS DuPont HS in 1955 and on Nov. 16, 1956 married her high school sweetheart, Charlie. They were married during his time of service in the USMC of which she was very proud. She worked as a secretary for...
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Earl James Helmbreck

March 22, 2017

Earl James Helmbreck, 91, died March 22, 2017 Longtime Brandywine High School teacher and coach Earl James Helmbreck Jr., whose wrestling and tennis teams managed only five losing seasons under his tutelage, died March 22 in Jennersville, PA, after battling heart disease for nearly fifty years. He was 91. Helmbreck taught physical education for nearly 30 years at Brandywine, and generations...
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Irwin R. Murray

March 22, 2017

Irwin R. Murray, age 100 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, formerly of Georgetown, Delaware died on Wednesday March 22, 2017. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School class of 1935 and a graduate of Goldie College class of 1937. Mr. Murray was self employed as a Contractor & Builder in Sussex County. He later became a Building Inspector for the State of Delaware. He also served as...
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Hildegard Kraus

March 21, 2017

Hildegard Kraus, age 91, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on March 21, 2017. Hildegard retired from Jordan Marsh Department Store in Miami, Florida and moved to Delaware in 1984 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. She loved animals (especially her three granddogs), music, old TV shows, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her daughter Natasa Tierney, son-in-law...
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Prahlad Mathur

March 20, 2017

Prahlad Mathur, age 90, of Hockessin passed away peacefully in his house on Monday, March 20, 2017, in the midst of his family. Prahlad was born in Ajmer, India, on March 14, 1927. He was the eldest of three brothers born to Swarup and Pyar Bai Mathur. He moved to Mumbai to start his career, and then held a variety of important administrative positions in both the private and public sectors as...
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Carol Reid Buck

March 19, 2017

Carol Reid Buck died on March 19th at the age of 89 at Country House in Wilmington Delaware. Born and raised in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of Springfield High School. She received a bachelor degree from the University of Rhode Island. Her career as an executive assistant at the Du Pont Company spanned more than 30 years. She met her husband Frank H. Buck Jr....
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Lillian A. Shah

March 18, 2017

Lillian died peacefully in her home on March 18, 2017 at the age of 82. She was the youngest of nine children born to Everett and June Gullett in Lucasville, Ohio; she was preceded in death by Opal, Zeke, Dorie, Robert, Helen, Aggie, Sherman, and Eldon. Her older siblings were Lillian's first heroes; she deeply admired their selflessness in supporting the family during the Great Depression,...
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Joseph Dougherty Sisson

March 18, 2017

Joseph Dougherty Sisson, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Helen D. Sisson. Joe was a graduate of Claymont High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a State Champion sprinter and hurdler and set the record (now tied by many) for the most interceptions...
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Christine W. Obara

March 17, 2017

Christine Weiss Obara, age 76, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Lansford, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 in her home. She attended Lansford High School, and graduated from Goldey Beacom College in 1958. After working at Hercules, Inc., she served as the secretary at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School for more than 25 years. A true woman of faith, she was a...
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Dipak David Shah

March 16, 2017

Dipak (David) Govindlal Shah passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after losing a difficult battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pragna Shah; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Neil Shah & Anjana Patel and Luv Shah & Nina Manuel Shah; and one grandson, Zane Manuel Shah. He further leaves behind two brothers, Suryakant and Chaitanya Shah, and many friends and family. ...
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Lucille North

March 15, 2017

Lucille A. (Sipala) North, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away in her home on March 15, 2017. Lucille was born in Wilmington, DE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. North, parents, Mary and Frank Sipala, her sisters, Jennie (Sipala) Razze and Mary (Sipala) King, and brothers, Joseph Sipala and Frank Sipala. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Bockrath (Joseph), and her...
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Dorothy Pyne

March 15, 2017

Dorothy Thompson Pyne, age 96, passed away on March 15, 2017. She was the daughter of Raleigh James Thompson and Emma Sullivan Thompson. Dorothy was born and raised in the Wilmington area. She was a graduate of Conrad High School and the University of Delaware. Although her course of study destined her to become an elementary teacher, her love of music and drama led her to act and direct...
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Robert B. Ramsey, Jr.

March 12, 2017

Robert B. Ramsey, Jr. "Bob", passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the conclusion of a life of 96 years that began at Community Hospital in Alamosa, Colorado. Bob was the second of three children born to the late Robert B. and Lavina Tietz Ramsey. He graduated with honors from Alamosa Jr.-Sr. High School in 1938 and was awarded a 4 year Merit Scholarship to the University of Colorado...
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Mary Giannaris

March 11, 2017

Presvytera Mary Giannaris, 84, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born to John and Eleni Croussouloudis in Manhattan, New York and spent her childhood years in Chios, Greece growing up with her twin sister, Despina Croussouloudis and older sister, Presvytera Stella Constantelos, of blessed memory. After returning to New York, she graduated...
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Deborah May Wilson

March 9, 2017

Deborah M. Wilson (Spitelle), 67 years old of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was the daughter of Joan B. Dwyer (Moyle) and Reese Wilson and her stepfather Joseph Dwyer who all have preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her brother Stephen E. Dwyer, her dear uncles Albert Westerside, Louis "Woody" Moyle and her cousin...
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Patricia Knodel

March 7, 2017

Patricia Knodel, age 85, died March 7, 2017. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Burt and Dorothy Pratt. In 1938 the family moved to Wilmington, Delaware. Pat attended Alfred I. du Pont School and graduated from P.S. du Pont High School in 1950. In 1954 she graduated from Bucknell University with an A.B. degree in English. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a...
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Albert J. Tigani, Sr.

March 6, 2017

Albert J. Tigani, Sr. passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017 at the age of 95. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1921, son of the late Frank and Angelina Tigani. "Albie" was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School and attended the University of Delaware where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He left school early to join the Army in 1942 and served for three years...
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Susan L. Baumgarten

March 6, 2017

Susan L. Baumgarten of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017 surrounded by her fur babies. She is survived by her sister Elaine M. Priebe. A memorial service will be held on March 25, 2017 at 12noon from the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 with visitation starting at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations...
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John Preston Watts Brown III

December 26, 1928 - March 6, 2017

John Preston Watts Brown III of Wilmington, DE, died Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born December 26, 1928, in Chattanooga, TN, and grew up on Lookout Mountain, a place he loved. He was the son of the late John Preston Watts Brown and Catherine Barringer Brown. John graduated from Baylor Military Academy in Chattanooga and from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He...
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Lorraine Zuefle Trentacosti

March 3, 2017

TRENTACOSTI – Lorraine (Zuefle), age 76, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Deer Park, NY, died at her home on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was surrounded by her family and loved dearly. Lorraine was married to Anthony Trentacosti (2011). Together they owned Trent Glass & Mirror in West Babylon and Bayshore New York from l968 to 1991. She worked in Retail Sales and was a member and often...
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Shirley Ann Carroll

March 3, 2017

Shirley A. Carroll, age 73, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away suddenly on Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Shirley was born in Camillus, New York, the daughter of the late Victor and Anna Knapp. A graduate of Fredonia State Teachers University, she taught kindergarten in the Rochester, New York public school system. While working in Rochester, Shirley...
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Joan Donoho Hughes

March 3, 2017

Joan Donoho Hughes of Rockland has passed away, surrounded by her family, succumbing to cancer at the age of 73. Joan was a long time resident of Wilmington, and was an integral part of the community, donating her time and her energy to her family, her many friends, and the many causes and associations she supported during her 45 years in Delaware. Joan grew up in Summit, NJ, and after...
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Robert D. Fedele

March 1, 2017

Robert D. Fedele, age 63, passed away on March 1, 2017 at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1971, Robert graduated from Concord High School and was employed by PNC Bank as a Manager, retiring in August 2013. He had a passion for cooking and electronics. Robert was predeceased by his father Carlo and brother Carlo. He is survived by his mother Mary of Wilmington and many cousins,...
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C. Madelyn Mills

March 1, 2017

C. Madelyn Mills of Millsboro, Delaware, age 81, passed peacefully with family surrounding her on the 1st of March under the exceptional care of the nurses at Wilmington Hospital. Madelyn was born in Wilmington, DE. During her life she worked many hospitality jobs but her claim to fame is sharing her beautiful voice as a Country-Western singer known as "Trigger Star". Madelyn always saw the...
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Jane V. McKenna

June 4, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Jane Lee Vannerson McKenna of Greenville, DE passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2017. Jane was born in Wilmington to Walter Leroy Vannerson and Margery Robinson Vannerson McKinstry on June 4, 1930. She graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1948 and from the University of Delaware in 1952. Jane taught 1st and 2nd grades at Silverside and Greenville Elementary Schools and then...
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Joseph Michael O'Neill, Sr.

February 25, 2017

Joseph Michael O'Neill Sr. (Mike), 74 of Hockessin DE, formerly of Yorklyn, DE, died February 25, 2017 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He attended Yorklyn Elementary school and graduated from Salesianum in 1960. He retired from the VA hospital in Elsmere in 1997, after 30 years as a maintenance supervisor. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur W. O'Neill and Catherine Mildred...
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Evelyn Loraine Walrod Lubrano

February 24, 2017

Evelyn Loraine Walrod Lubrano died peacefully in her home on February 24th 2017 due to complications from congestive heart failure and aortic stenosis. She was 89 years old. Evelyn was born at home on her parent's farm in Linn County, Kansas on March 28th 1927, the seventh in a family of eight children. Her parents, Jim and Nelle Walrod, were hard-working people who brought their family...
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Yeates Conwell

February 23, 2017

Yeates Conwell of Wilmington, Delaware died quietly on February 23, 2017 with his children at his side. He was 94. Yeates was born in Albany, NY, the only child of Edith and George Conwell. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord, NH then Princeton University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1944. Following service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Yeates returned to Princeton to...
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Barbara S. Marvin

February 23, 2017

Barbara Ann Schulz Marvin, age 76, of Wilmington and formerly of Hockessin, Delaware passed away on Thursday February 23, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Born in 1940 in Wilmington, Barbara was the daughter of the late James A. and Marion (Iszard) Schulz. Barbara graduated from Conrad High School, received her Bachelors from Bowling Green University in Ohio, and her masters in Library Science from...
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Mary Jane Thomas

February 23, 2017

Mary Jane Thomas, 86, died peacefully with family by her side on February 23, 2017, at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE. She was raised on a farm in Somerset County, PA, graduated from Boswell High School, and worked for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh PA. In 1950 she married Lee W. Thomas and they moved to Wilmington, DE in 1952. They also lived briefly in Memphis, TN and Kinston, NC...
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Juliet Ann Wright

February 22, 2017

Juliet Ann Wright, age 80, of Old New Castle, DE formerly of Clayton, DE and Whitehall, MD, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She completed a three year course of instruction and practice in the School of Nursing of the Church Home and Hospital, Baltimore MD. This is where she obtained her R.N. license. Juliet is predeceased by her husband Williard L. Wright and son Mark T. Wright,...
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Gloria Marie Gambol

February 22, 2017

GLORIA MARIE GAMBOL - WILMINGTON Mrs. Gambol passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in Newark, New Jersey, the sixth of nine children raised by her late mother Beatrice (Kendall) Purdue, Gloria went to work at the Prudential Insurance Company at age 16 to help her family during World War II. She graduated from Barringer High School, attending classes in the evenings. Applying the...
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Jayne Keene

February 20, 2017

Jayne E. Keene passed away peacefully in her home at age 51 on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, fiance, and sister, and was always ready to help anyone who needed it. Jayne was born in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where she worked at Barclays Bank in Technology. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary M. Horn, and her...
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Helen E. Mahaffy

January 20, 1914 - February 20, 2017

Helen E. Mahaffy passed away peacefully in the Healthcare Center in Stonegates, Greenville, DE, on Monday, February 20, 2017, one month after her 103rd birthday. Helen was born on January 20, 1914, in Wilmington, DE, to Mary P. McAdams and Raymond N. McAdams. She attended and graduated from Tower Hill School in 1932 (where she met her future husband) and later Bradford Junior College, North...
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Rebecca Dixon Meyers

February 20, 2017

REBECCA DIXON MEYERS Age 78 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 20, 2017. Becky was born in Kewanee, IL and at age 14 she moved with her family to Boulder, CO. She earned a B.A. degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a M.A. degree in Library Science at Indiana University. She served the library community in various capacities, including...
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John J. Monaghan, Jr.

February 19, 2017

John J. Monaghan, Jr., age 68, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday February 19, 2017. John was the son of Helen T. and John Sr., also longtime residents of Wilmington. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic School for first through sixth grade and then attended St. Mary...
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Ardis Rasmus Guy

February 19, 2017

Ardis Rasmus Guy, age 84, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Eau Claire, WI passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Arden Courts with her family by her side. Ardis was born in Eau Claire, WI, daughter of the late Hjalmer and Anna Rasmus. She graduated from Alexis I. duPont High School in 1950 and the University of Delaware in 1960. Ardis was an elementary school teacher in the Marshallton...
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Christiaan Schulte

February 17, 2017

Christiaan Schulte, age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by his family on February 17, 2017. Christiaan was born in Amsterdam Holland in 1939. He attended Saint Francis College then Saint Nicholas Culinary School. He severed at the rank of Sergeant for the food service division in the Netherland's Army before fulfilling his lifelong dream of immigrating to America. Christiaan...
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Gerald James Irwin

February 16, 2017

Gerald James Irwin, age 80, of Claymont, DE passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Wilmington, DE. Gerald (Jerry) was raised in Chester, PA, son of the late George and Margaret Irwin. He was an acclaimed freelance photographer whose work appeared in National Geographic, Saturday Evening Post, Life and Sports Illustrated among others. He also published a half-dozen coffee table books...
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George E. Doty III

February 16, 2017

George E. Doty III George E. Doty III of Sarasota, FL died on February 16, 2017 at the age of 81. He joins in Heaven his beloved wife, Cynthia H. Doty, who passed from this life in 2000. Mr. Doty was born in Barrington, IL in 1935 and graduated from New Trier High School in nearby Winnetka, IL. He completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 1957 and later earned a Masters...
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William Oliver "Ozzie" Kincannon

February 16, 2017

W. Oliver "Ozzie" Kincannon, Jr. Age 89, Hockessin, DE "Ozzie" Kincannon passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Heartland Hospice with his loving wife, Margaret, at his side. Born in Baltimore, MD, to Florence and W. Oliver Kincannon, Sr., Ozzie started school in Tupelo, MS, where he learned to walk, talk, read and write. The family soon moved to New Jersey where he did most of his...
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Thomas Withers Putney

February 14, 2017

Thomas Withers Putney, of Wilmington, DE and New Limerick, ME died February 14, 2017 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Thomas was born in New York City to Marguerite Barber and Ellison Putney. He was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School Class of 1952 and Earlham College. After college, he entered the United States Naval Air and was on active and reserve duty for 23 years. He was the President...
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Stella Ray Gehrt

February 13, 2017

Stella Ray Ferguson Gehrt was born in in the northeast corner of Georgia, at home, in the very small town of Livonia, Georgia in 1921. She was the sixth born and last surviving sibling of eight children. In 1926 the family moved to Decatur, just outside Atlanta, GA so her father could secure a more lucrative position that would better support their now-large family. Stella Ray's parents,...
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Nancy Burnham Henderer

February 13, 2017

Nancy Burnham Henderer passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. She was 96 years old. She was born in Summit, NJ, the daughter of Philip W. Burnham and Mary Phillips Burnham, and was a graduate of Summit High School. In 1941, after graduating from Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, MA, Nancy moved with her family to Wilmington, where she met her husband...
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Aimee Porter Harrison Parris

February 9, 2017

Aimee Porter Harrison Parris of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away at the Colleton Medical Center in Waterboro, South Carolina, on February 9, 2017 after a short illness. Aimee was born in Richmond, Virginia, daughter of Sarah Schutt Harrison of Greenville, Delaware and the late Herbert Preston Harrison of Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Aimee attended Collegiate School and...
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Richard L. Recce

February 8, 2017

Richard L. (Dick) Recce, 94, went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2017 at his residence in Wilmington, DE. Dick was born and raised in Shamokin, PA. He graduated from Lafayette College with a chemical engineering degree and immediately found work in Oak Ridge, TN. There he was a foreman for the Tennessee Eastman Co. at their infamous Y-12 location. Also, during that time he met...
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John Berkowitch

February 4, 2017

John Berkowitch died in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife and children, on February 4, 2017. He was born in 1929 in Schaerbeek, a suburb of Brussels, Belgium., to David Berkowitch and Georgette Guggenheim. He attended the Brussels Free University where he met his future wife, Ginou Van Geem. They married in 1954. Having obtained his Doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry and a...
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Ida May Ladd Martel

January 30, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Ida May Ladd Martel, 86, passed away with her family at her side on Saturday, February 4, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Ida was born in Hackensack, NJ on January 30, 1931, and she spent most of her life in the Wilmington area. For the past 15 years, she was a resident at the Country House. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948 and the University of Delaware in 1952...
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Amy Clark

February 3, 2017

Amy Elizabeth Clark, 32, daughter of Michael & Patti Clark passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Amy was born in Wilmington, DE and was a lifelong area resident. She attended Padua Academy and University of Delaware. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Happy Harry's and Walgreen's, and a patient care coordinator at Acro Pharmaceutical Services. She was an animal enthusiast, mental health...
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Angelo J. Pinghera

February 2, 2017

Angelo "Dee" J. Pinghera, 73, of Wilmington passed away at home on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Long Island City, NY and raised in Brooklyn, Angelo attended Boy's High School before proudly serving in the US Air Force while stationed at the Dover Air Force Base. Angelo loved to sing, enjoyed playing in a men's adult softball league where he was also a...
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Anna Mae Croft

February 1, 2017

Our beloved Anna Mae "A.M." Croft, with her dark auburn hair and sparkling blue eyes, was born in the winter of 1918, on a farm just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. She left us all in tears on February 1, 2017. Life will never be the same without her. When she was a child, Anna Mae lived in many different places, as her family moved wherever her father was working construction. She attended...
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Geraldine Wensing Few

February 1, 2017

Geraldine Wensing Few, age 87, of West Grove, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on February 1, 2017. Gerry graduated from Haverford High School in 1946. She then entered William & Mary College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. In August 1952, Gerry married her love and soul mate, Walter B. Few, sometimes referred to as By. Gerry and her husband, Walt were...
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Glenda Matthews Green

January 31, 2017

Glenda Matthews Green Glenda "GG" Matthews Green (76) passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Green) Shapiro, Leslie's husband Aaron, and her granddaughter Catherine; her sister Dinah Vance and Dinah's husband Henry Vance; and her brother Tucker Matthews and his wife, Helen Matthews. Glenda was predeceased...
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Marie "Dottie" McGowan

May 6, 1938 - January 31, 2017

Marie "Dottie" McGowan Age 78. Wilmington, Delaware Dottie passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 31, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 1938 to Bartolo and Carmela Picone and is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert (Bob) McGowan and her brother John Picone. Dottie and Bob had four children, Margaret (Larry Fridrich), Catherine (Peter Geiselman), Robert W....
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Sharon D. Griffin

January 31, 2017

Sharon Desmond Griffin, age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Sharon was the daughter of the late James and Eloise Desmond. She was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and worked for the DuPont Company for over 25 years as a Lab Technician. She was an avid animal lover who also had a passion for nature. She enjoyed TV, music, reading and taking...
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Kenneth Douglas (Doug) Schindler

January 29, 2017

Kenneth Douglas (Doug) Schindler, 71, of Hockessin, DE returned to his heavenly home on January 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. His devotion to his family and his strong Christian faith supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Doug was born to the late Kenneth and Luella Schindler, dairy farmers, in Cosby, MO in 1945. He developed his work ethic at a...
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Carolyn E. Kuhwald

January 27, 2017

Carolyn E. Kuhwald, born in Philadelphia to Caroline Engel and Harry Oelkers on August 12, 1922, passed away at Dunwoody Village on January 27, 2017 at the age of 94. An only child, Carolyn attended the James Russell Lowell School before graduating from Olney High School in 1940. As a young woman, she enjoyed fashion, going to the beach with friends, and listening to the family's "Philco"...
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Richard L. Raymond, Sr.

January 27, 2017

RICHARD L. RAYMOND, SR.., affectionately called "G.P." by family, passed away on January 27, 2017, surrounded by his devoted family, at Country House, Wilmington, DE where he had been a resident since 2003. Born in Colchester, IL in 1922, he was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Ruth Raymond and brothers Eugene and Edgar L. Raymond. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in microbiology...
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Mary Buckley Lynch

January 26, 2017

Mary Buckley Lynch, age 53, of Wilmington passed away in her sleep January 26, 2017. Mary, a graduate of Ursuline Academy, graduated from the University of Delaware in 1985. She continued her studies at Ohio Northern University School of Law, graduating with the Juris Doctor degree. Mary worked for nearly 20 years as a claim representative in auto claims for State Farm Insurance. Mary...
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Judith Heckroth Hoopes

January 26, 2017

Judith Heckroth Hoopes died of ovarian cancer on January 26, 2017 at the Country House. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Anna Carlon and Ernest Richard Heckroth. She graduated in the Class of 1956 of Pierre S DuPont High School and from Duke University, Class of 1960, where she was a Dean's List Student, Class President, and May Queen. One year after graduation she married Robert R...
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Peggy E. Duncan

January 25, 2017

Peggy Duncan, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Country House, Wilmington, DE where she had lived for 16 years with two of her grandnieces by her side. Peggy was born and raised in Rising Sun, MD, one of eight children of the late Edgar and Effie Duncan. After graduating from high school, she moved to Wilmington, DE and began her career with Bell Telephone Company. She was...
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Matthew J. "Marty" Giordano

January 25, 2017

Matthew J. Giordano, "Marty" 77 passed away Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Marty was born in 1939 in Wilmington DE to Alphonse and Martha Giordano. He graduated from Wilmington High School and then married Joyce Ramsey, his high school sweetheart, in 1958. After 57 years of marriage, he loved telling people, "they tried to tell us we're too young" but together they...
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Susanne Marie Nylen

January 25, 2017

Susanne Marie Nylen, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on January 25, 2017 at The Kutz Home in Wilmington. She attended A.I. duPont High School. Susanne was predeceased by her parents Bert and Helen, and brother Bob. She is survived by her brother John of Wilmington; sister-in-law Kit Nylen and niece Cassie Gray, both of Ashfield, MA. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers...
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Bruce Alfonso Altenburger

January 23, 2017

Bruce Alfonso Altenburger, age 60, of Landenberg, PA died on January 23, 2017. Bruce graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1978 and obtained an MBA from the University of Delaware in 1997. He worked for DuPont since 1978 and was the Manager of the Safety-Health-Environmental Department. Bruce was an avid racquetball player, sailor and beach goer. He was predeceased by his father Alfonso...
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Thomas Joseph LaBarbera

January 22, 2017

Thomas Joseph LaBarbera, age 49, of Wilmington, formerly of New Fairfield, CT, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Thom graduated from New Fairfield High School in 1985 and then attended Western Connecticut State University from 1985 to 1989. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002. He was a teacher at Concord High School in the Brandywine School District and formerly...
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Alice Cassey

January 20, 2017

Alice Cassey of Wilmington, Delaware died on January 20, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 10AM for visitation and 11AM for the service at Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE. Flowers are welcomed or donations in her name can be made to "Homes for Our Troops." 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780
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Joseph Penn Hudson

January 20, 2017

Joseph Penn Hudson, 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, departed this world peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017. Penn was born in Chester, PA the first son of Joseph J. and Gladys E. Hudson. He is predeceased by his brother Charles D. Hudson and his sister Katherine H. Anderson. Penn was a lifelong Claymonter who maintained those connections as a charter member of the ROMEO club. He graduated...
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Iona Peterson Reiver

January 18, 2017

Iona Peterson Reiver, age 97, of Wilmington, died January 18, 2017 following a short illness. She was the fifth of six children born to Andrew and Agda Peterson, Swedish immigrants. She was raised on the family farm in Bridgeville, DE, where she attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. She attended University of Delaware (initially Women's College) on an academic scholarship, graduating...
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Nancy A. Graves

January 18, 2017

On Wednesday January 18, 2017, the state of Delaware lost its biggest cheerleader, Nancy Aileen Graves of Wilmington at the age of 91. Nancy frequently spoke of her love for her great state and how special it was to live here. She was born in Wilmington, the eldest of two daughters of Esther and Edward Graves. She attended Ursuline Academy high school until her father's employment with DuPont...
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John J. Mellett

January 18, 2017

John J. Mellett, age 56, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. John was born in Philadelphia Pa., son of the late John J. and Sarah McGee Mellett. He was a graduate of Brandywine High School and retired from Winterthur Museum. John enjoyed spending time with his faithful friend side-kick Buster at his home in Rehoboth Beach. He was an avid Philly sports fan...
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Mary Theresa Petit de Mange

December 24, 1927 - January 18, 2017

Mary Theresa Petit de Mange, age 89, wife of Bill Petit de Mange with whom she shared 60 years of happy marriage, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mary was born on December 24, 1927, to the late Thomas and Mary McKeown and grew up in her beloved Fisher's Corner, PA. Mary graduated from Media High School in 1945. She was employed by the United States Navy at the Naval Shipyard in...
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Elvie Elizabeth Albanese

January 17, 2017

Elvie Elizabeth Albanese - Age 77 Elvie Elizabeth Albanese, age 77, of Milford, Delaware, while surrounded by family, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. Elvie was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to the late Elvie Elizabeth and Hugh Morris Sr. Elivie was married for 47 years to the love of her life, the late Thomas J....
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Robert "Bob" Dickerson

January 16, 2017

Robert "Bob" Dickerson passed away on January 16th at the age of 93. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Eleanor R. Dickerson, his parents Leslie D. and Vera K. Dickerson, his son Wayne R. Hutchins and grandson Gerald H. Winnington, Jr. Bob was born in Glassboro, NJ, graduated from P S DuPont HS and attended the University of Delaware. He served in the Marines during WWII as a...
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