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R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.

At R.T. Foard Funeral Home, we believe in providing the highest quality of service to you and our community. Our family of funeral professionals is dedicated to helping you create a memorable celebration of the life that has been lived.

As a full service funeral home, we understand arranging a service can be difficult during a time of loss. We can help you every step of the way at any one of our four locations, onsite crematory, reception facility, and monument company.

Our pledge to you is you and your family will receive highly personalized services delivered with unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect. Feel free to call us anytime for a tour, for prearrangements or final arrangements. We are here for you.

Our Obituaries

Rector Bowlin

March 13, 1945 - May 19, 2020

Rector Bowlin of Newark, DE, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rector was born on March 13, 1945 in Sneadsville, TN. Rector was a lifetime member of VFW Post 475 in Newark, DE. He was a huge sports and Nascar fan. Rector is survived by his children: Randy Bowlin, Joy O'Hara and her husband Shawn, Tracey Ziemann and her husband Bruce, Carol Bradley and her husband George and Joe...
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James L. Scotton

February 7, 1930 - May 16, 2020

James L. Scotton of Newark, Delaware passed away on May 16, 2020 at the age of 90. He was the son of James Lester Scotton and Elizabeth Hudson Scotton. He graduated from Newark High School in 1948 and the University of Delaware in 1952 with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He joined the DuPont Company in the Treasurers Department where he...
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Mary E. Wingard

October 9, 1932 - May 11, 2020

Mary E. Wingard of Hockessin, DE, age 87, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. Mary was born on October 9, 1932 in Kennett Square, PA to the late Lewis Cox and Laura (Hanna) Cox. Mary was a homemaker that loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening and would make floral arrangements. She loved dancing with her husband, Glenn and also playing cards with relatives. Mary is survived...
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William "Bill" C. Galpin

June 18, 1950 - May 8, 2020

WILLIAM (BILL) C. GALPIN Bill Galpin of Newark, DE passed away on May 8, 2020 after an 8 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born on June 18, 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Edwards P. Galpin and Marian Burrowes Galpin. Bill and his parents moved to Newark in 1964 and struggled with the transition. He graduated from Newark High School in 1968. Bill retired from...
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Frances Williams Parker

August 13, 1927 - May 4, 2020

Frances Williams Parker, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on May 4, 2020. She was born on August 13, 1927 in Wilmington, DE to the late Francis Willard Crothers and Della (Bottomley) Crothers. Frances grew up in Cecil County, MD and went to school in Zion. She became a Registered Nurse and dedicated her life to serving others in her community. Frances and Ed enjoyed traveling all over the world,...
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Kinneth Paul Ross

May 17, 1943 - May 2, 2020

Kinneth Paul Ross, age 76, of Newark, DE passed away May 2, 2020. He was born on May 17, 1943 in Conway, AR to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene Ross (Anderson). Paul loved red wine, playing bingo and Uno. He also enjoyed watching Golden Girls and would be found listening to classical music. When Paul was younger, he loved camping, wood working and riding around in his cars or on...
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Layton Burke Thorpe

June 25, 1929 - May 2, 2020

Layton Burke Thorpe, age 90 passed away on May 2, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1929 in Christiana, DE to the late Lewis I. Thorpe and Elsie Mae (David) Thorpe. Although Layton was a rather quiet man, he was known for his great sense of humor. He cherished his time spent with his family and looked forward to family picnics. Layton was passionate about raising pigeons and would race them...
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George B. Robinson, Jr.

October 14, 1945 - April 30, 2020

George B. Robinson Jr. of Newark, DE, age 74, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. George was born on October 14, 1945 in Newark, DE to the late George B. Robinson Sr. and Hilda (Reed) Bromwell. George joined Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company in Newark, DE in 1967 where he was an active firefighter and driver in his early years, president for 6 years, director for 30 years and was the hall...
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Theresa V. Stockton

May 5, 1931 - April 29, 2020

Theresa V. Stockton of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Theresa was born on May 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph Vanicola and Josephine (Toro) Jefferson. Theresa worked as a nurse's aid at Little Sisters of the Poor for 15 years. She liked to read and loved her grandchildren. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Jean Newman and her husband, Mark;...
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Claire R. Pearson

July 10, 1925 - April 26, 2020

Claire Regina Pearson, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Sunday April 26 at 1008. Claire passed peacefully in her sleep. Predeceased by her husband Bob in 2007, both were residents of the Ware Presbyterian Community in Oxford, Pa. Surviving children include Chris (wife Charmaine) of Metamora, Ill, Randy (wife Sharon) of Wilmington, DE, Bob (wife Debbie) of...
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David Ferguson

November 4, 1947 - April 22, 2020

David Ferguson of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020. David was born on November 4, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Fred Ferguson and Helen (Lamborn) Ferguson. David was a 1966 Newark High School graduate and 1968 Goldey Beacom graduate where he received his AA degree. He moved to St. John, Virgin Islands in 1972 where he had a gift shop...
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Patricia Ann Carpenter

August 11, 1944 - April 19, 2020

Patricia Ann Carpenter of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. Patricia was born on August 11, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Art Case and Annabelle Case. Patricia worked at Union Hospital for 50+ years as an ICU nurse. She will be lovingly remembered as a smart, strong and loyal person. Patricia loved doing whatever she could for her grandchildren. She enjoyed...
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Dorothy Mae Parker

August 28, 1930 - April 16, 2020

Dorothy Mae Parker of Rising Sun, MD, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. Dorothy was born on August 28, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late William Rossman and Grace (Norwood) Kromwell. Dorothy loved her family, especially her great grandbabies. She loved to keep busy and was lovingly known as "The Energizer Bunny". Everyone relied on Dorothy for many situations and she seemed to...
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John David Phillips

November 7, 1981 - April 10, 2020

Dave (John David Phillips), of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the age of 38. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 7, 1981 to the late John Edward Phillips and Cathy Lucille (Boyce) Phillips. Although many thought of Dave as quiet, those close to him knew Dave as a smart, funny, sometimes sarcastic, and deeply loving person. Dave was passionate about...
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Barry Adams

July 12, 1962 - April 5, 2020

Barry W. Adams of Newark, DE, age 58, passed away on Sunday, April 05, 2020. Barry was born on July 12, 1962 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Norma Jean (Starnes) and the late Elmer Lloyd Adams. Barry worked as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and coached baseball at Brookside Bambino Baseball League. He was a caring and giving person who would do anything for anyone. He loved trout fishing, comic...
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Elaine Cichy

June 24, 1926 - April 3, 2020

Elaine Cichy, age 93 of Newark, DE passed away on April 3, 2020. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Patton, PA to the late Andrew Cichy and Mary A. (Fedor) Cichy. Elaine lit up the world with her love of life and made every person who knew her feel loved and valued. Her love and devotion to God, family and her country could not be measured. Elaine enjoyed the game of baseball; her favorites were...
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Shirley R. Smith

October 24, 1928 - March 30, 2020

Shirley R. Smith, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020. Shirley was born in Newark, Delaware where she lived for 91 years. She was one of three children born to Millard and Clarice Ritchie and raised by her grandmother, Blanche "Nanny" Ritchie. A lifetime member of the Newark United Methodist Church, Shirley took great pride in her marriage of 70 years to Allen E. Smith, also of Newark. She...
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Francis Franklin "Pudd" Jamison

December 7, 1934 - March 21, 2020

Francis "Pudd" Franklin Jamison of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Ernest C. Jamison and Hattie (Moore) Jamison. In addition to his parents, Pudd is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kay S. Jamison; brother, Ernest M. Jamison; and sister, Mary Janet Hoffheiser. Pudd was a service...
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Judith Murphy McFarland

November 15, 1946 - March 20, 2020

Judith Murphy (Aneda) McFarland of Clayton, DE, age 73, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Judith was born on November 15, 1946 in Stroudsburg, PA to the late Joseph Aneda and Jean (Murphy) Aneda. Judith was a very loving and outspoken woman, especially to support and care for her family with all her heart and sacrificed as much as she needed to ensure their happiness and success. She was...
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Robert Bennett

December 18, 1941 - March 16, 2020

Robert "Bob" Bennett, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in 1941 in Washington DC to the late John Faber Bennett and Sophie Beale Bennett, he was the beloved husband of Joan, to whom he was married for 54 years, dear brother of John Bennett (Diana), proud father of Miriam Bennett (Jon Miller) and Aaron Bennett (Sarah Dunbar), and devoted...
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Joseph F. Straka

October 3, 1929 - March 14, 2020

Joseph F. Straka, age 90, of Southampton, PA, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Marguerite, PA to the late John and Anna (Mriglad) Straka. Joseph enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and served in Hawaii and Germany. He went on to earn a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Penn State. Joseph was a member of the American Legion...
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Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr.

May 9, 1932 - March 9, 2020

Paul Megginson Hodgson, Jr. age 87, passed away on March 9, 2020. Paul was born on May 9, 1932 in Staten Island, New York to the late Helen (Baker) Hodgson and Paul M. Hodgson, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Joan Hayes Hodgson; second wife, Cecile Johnson; and sister, Mary Hodgson Rau. Paul is survived by wife, Elsie E. Gibson; sister Jeanne H. Lawson and his...
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James C. Boyd

December 27, 1946 - March 8, 2020

James C. Boyd of Chadds Ford, PA, age 73, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. Jim was born on December 27, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late Edgar Francis Boyd and Margaret Lillian (Mason) Boyd. He graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BA in English. Jim's thirty-eight-year career working as an editor in the academic publishing field included assignments in Santa Monica, CA...
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Stephen Glenn Goetz, "Steve"

November 5, 1946 - March 8, 2020

Stephen Goetz, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020. Steve was born in New Albany, IN. He graduated from A.I. DuPont High School and the University of Delaware. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sarah (Bowlus) Goetz; his sister, Nancy Wickes; his nephew, Rush Wickes; and his sister-in-law, Mary Clare Bowlus. A memorial service will be held privately. Memorial...
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Lois Jane Adams

June 19, 1928 - February 26, 2020

Lois Jane Adams of Newark, DE, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Lois was born on June 19, 1928 in Monessen, PA to the late Russell H. Dial and Emma Lois (Linn) Dial. Lois taught American History for Montrose High School and later English at Bel Air High School in Bel Air, MD. She also was a substitute teacher in the Montrose and Bel Air school districts. Lois later...
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Heidi B. Ross

October 17, 1934 - February 21, 2020

Heidi B. Ross, age 85, of Oxford, PA, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. She was born on October 17, 1934 in Zurich, Switzerland to the late Emil Lenzin and Anna Lenzin. Heidi was born a traveler. She traveled back and forth visiting family and friends in Switzerland. She loved her children and grandchildren and was always encouraging them to try new things and travel to new places. Heidi...
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Harry Francis Shaw

March 24, 1926 - February 19, 2020

Harry F. Shaw, age 93, of Ijamsville MD, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Newark, DE. Harry was born on March 24,1926 in Lowell, MA to Harry Shaw and Teresa (O'Haire) Shaw. He was drafted to serve in World War II when he was 18 years old and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, with the 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division. When he returned home, he attended Catholic University in...
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Timothy "Tim" Beecher Smith

July 2, 1940 - February 17, 2020

Timothy (Tim) B. Smith of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020. Tim was born on July 2, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Herbert and Virginia Smith. Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Connie Smith; daughter, Laura Steele and her fiancé, John Mucha; son, Todd Smith; grandchildren: Emma and Colin Steele and sister, Penny O'Donnell and her husband Patrick...
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David Snowman Halsey

April 12, 1955 - February 14, 2020

David William Halsey "Snowman", Age 64, passed away on February 14, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Wade and Elsie Halsey. Dave attended Middletown High School and worked on the family farm. He was an accomplished tire changer, both large and small. He worked at Earles Tire, Tires Sales and Service, where he went to school to change big off the road tires ( OTR)...
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John (Jack) I. Haas

June 23, 1926 - February 13, 2020

John (Jack) Irvin Haas of Newark, DE, age 93, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Jack was born on June 23, 1926 in Shamokin, PA to the late John Jacob Haas and Florence Moyer Haas. Jack was a 1944 graduate of Shamokin High School. He proudly served his country during World War II immediately following his graduation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served first with the 45th...
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Norma J. Schuyler

January 3, 1937 - February 12, 2020

Norma J. (Laws) Schuyler of Lewes, DE, age 83, joined her husband, Pete Schuyler, in eternal rest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Norma was born on January 3, 1937, in Glasgow, DE, to the late Julian Laws and Flora (Rickards) Laws. Norma, better known as Snooks, was a Newark High School 1954 graduate and attended monthly lunches with the Newark High Alumni Southern Lunch Bunch. She worked...
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Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow

March 14, 1934 - February 9, 2020

Anna Lee "Penny" Barrow of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1934 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Robert M. Ernest and Pearl (Applegate) Ernest. Penny grew up in Brigantine, New Jersey where she developed her love for the ocean. After graduating from the Atlantic City High School, she moved to Newark, Delaware to attend the University of...
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Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond

February 13, 1926 - February 7, 2020

Inez "Fran" Frances Hammond, of Rising Sun, MD, age 93, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. She was born in Onley, VA on February 13, 1926 to the late William Samuel Walker and Ernestine (Hargis) Plank. Fran worked for DuPont for 30 years before her retirement. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Union Hospital where she worked in the "Good-as-New-Shop" and gift shop...
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Evelyn Kirn

September 15, 1933 - February 5, 2020

Evelyn E. Kirn, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. She was born on September 15, 1933 in Newport, DE to the late Edward Ogden Thompson and Hannah Elizabeth (Riale) Thompson. Evelyn worked in the cafeteria for the Newark School District. Her greatest enjoyment was raising and being with her family. She enjoyed taking day trips with her husband to Longwood Gardens...
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Bessie Josephine Schiller

December 21, 1923 - January 27, 2020

Bessie Josephine Schiller, age 96, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. She was born on December 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, to Steven Stejskal from Prostov, Czechoslovkia and Emily (Kucera) Stejskal from Srbce, Czechoslovkia. She grew up on her family's farm in Silverhill, Alabama, joined the family business "Steve's...
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Mark Edward Varites

February 6, 1942 - January 24, 2020

Mark E. Varites, age 77, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Mark was born on February 6, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Edward Varites and Catherine (Lorenc) Varites. Mark spent the majority of his career working at the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Baltimore as a Terminal Manager in the automotive industry. He was a diehard NY Giants fan. He held Giants season...
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Domenico a k.a.Dominick a.k.a Mimmo Grigoli

May 19, 1956 - January 23, 2020

Domenico Grigoli, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Domenico was born on May 19, 1956 in Carini, Palermo, Italy to the late Antonino Grigoli and Giacoma Mannino. Domenico was a very proud business man, owner of Domenick's Pizza. He opened over 10-12 restaurants throughout his life. Being a self-made man who built his businesses from nothing, providing for his...
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Richard "Dick" Allen

September 20, 1943 - January 21, 2020

Richard L. "Dick" Allen of Newark, DE, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Dick was born on September 20, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Henry Allen Sr. and Mildred Ruth (Clemens) Allen. Dick worked for Acme for over 40 years and also worked part time at Berrodin Auto Parts as well as bartended for 40 years. He loved animals and loved to sing. He also enjoyed...
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Edla Marie Godfrey

January 3, 2020

(Edla) Marie Thielman Godfrey of Newark, DE, age 84, died Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born in Philadelphia in 1935 to the late Joseph A. and Edith McDonald Thielman, native Delawareans. Marie grew up in Mt. Airy, attended Henry H. Houston Elem., Roosevelt Jr. High, Germantown High, and the University of Delaware (her father's Alma Mater). In high school she was the Sports writer then Editor...
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Martha Daisy Gravenor

February 27, 1928 - December 30, 2019

Martha Gravenor, age 91, from Hartly, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Martha was born on February 27, 1928 in Clayton, DE to the late Ernest Wyatt and Martha Elizabeth (Caroll) Pusey. Martha worked for Woolworths for 25 years until it closed and then worked at Cannons Baking Store where she picked up her love of baking and decorating cakes for friends and making candy. She also...
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Jean Elizabeth Thorpe

June 9, 1926 - December 30, 2019

Jean Elizabeth Thorpe, age 93, of Dover, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Jean was born on June 9, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lawrence Murray and Elizabeth (Brown) Murray. Jean was a dedicated wife and a very caring, yet stern, mother. She loved family gatherings, especially going to the beach. Some of the things she loved doing was needle point, word find puzzles, puzzles and...
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Jerome Ragland West, "Jerry"

September 7, 1946 - December 19, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Ragland West, age 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019. Jerry was born in Wilmington, DE on September 7, 1946 to the late Duncan West and Rose (Ragland) West. Jerry served in the U.S. Army and later worked at Pathmark for 20 plus years. He enjoyed taking time for himself and going on walks. His favorite thing he loved doing was socializing with the...
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James Bedford Stamatoff

January 31, 1946 - December 19, 2019

James Bedford Stamatoff (Jim), 73, died at home in Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and their three children. Jim was a physicist who began his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. He had a long-accomplished career with Bell Labs, Celanese, Hoechst Celanese, and Corning Incorporated. He...
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Stephen Budney

December 18, 1952 - December 17, 2019

Stephen Budney, age 66, of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Wilmington, DE on December 18, 1952 to the late Bernard Budney and Dolores (Bufano) Budney. Stephen worked and retired from Chrysler and was a proud UAW member. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and loved his cars too. One of his favorite things was talking and socializing with family...
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Lou Hoffman

July 21, 1957 - December 2, 2019

Lou Hoffman of Lincoln University, PA, age 62, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. Lou was born on July 21, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Betty (née Thompson) and Walter Logan. Lou was a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. After a rewarding career at DuPont, she decided to devote her time to being a stay-at-home mother to her two...
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Ann Ferry

November 4, 1924 - December 1, 2019

Ann Marie Ferry, age 95 of Newark, Delaware, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Ann was born on November 4, 1924 in Miami, Florida to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Bowe) Knowles. Ann was a great lady and polite individual. She was well liked by all and will be remembered for her kind soul. Her late husband, Robert Leo Ferry, Sr. founded Rent It, Inc., which was Delaware's first rental...
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Raymond Kennard

September 10, 1926 - December 1, 2019

Raymond S. Kennard (Bud), age 93 of Newark, DE passed away at his home of 55 years on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 10, 1926 at home in Newark, DE to the late Charles E. and Hazel Kennedy Kennard. After graduating from Newark High School in 1944 Bud joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, he attended the University of...
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Kenneth Rash

August 9, 1934 - December 1, 2019

Kenneth Rash of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Kenneth was born on August 9, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Brack and Luna Rash. Mr. Rash was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware in Newark, DE and while he was in college he joined the U.S. Marine Reserves. He was the middle child of eight and was born at home in Landenberg, PA. At age...
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Robert Edward Boutin, Jr.

February 21, 1956 - November 28, 2019

Robert Edward "Bob" Boutin Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a 3 ½ year fight with ALS. Robert was born in Wilmington, DE on February 21, 1956 to Sarah Ann (Yedinak) Boutin and the late Robert Edward Boutin Sr. Bob loved spending time in the outdoors, especially crabbing, fishing, hunting and boating. He was a real handyman, always willing to help out...
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Mark A. Durrell

December 26, 1964 - November 27, 2019

Mark Durrell of Newark, DE, age 54, "Superman" has succumbed to his Kryptonite on Wednesday November, 27, 2019. Mark was born on December 26, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph Durrell II. Mark attended Newark High School and went on to help his dad with the family businesses, Durrell Sandblasting & Painting and Friendly Oil Company, then took ownership of the family businesses after...
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Clint Corder

March 7, 1963 - November 26, 2019

George "Clint" Corder of Newark, DE, age 56, passed away on November 26, 2019. Clint was born March 7, 1963 in Long Branch, NJ to the late George Ray Corder and Peggy A. (Collins) Roberts. Clint worked for Chrysler for over 20 years. Clint had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a real ladies man (in his own mind) and a self-professed mama's boy. Clint was an avid...
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Michael John Wetsel

July 25, 1979 - November 19, 2019

Michael "Mike" Wetsel of Elkton, MD, age 40, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Mike was born on July 25, 1979 in Chester, PA to James and Linda Wetsel. Mike was a commercial truck driver of Evoqua Water Technologies. He loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and played baseball and coached for the Elkton Little League and Select Travel Baseball for his son. Mike enjoyed going to Bethany...
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Franklin Dempsey "Pete" Hughart

January 8, 1959 - November 19, 2019

Franklin "Pete" Dempsey Hughart of Elkton, MD, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Frank was born on January 8, 1959 in Summersville, WV to Frances Lee Hughart and the late Dempsey Samuel Hughart. Pete was a supervisor at FedEx. He was very outgoing and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandkids as they were growing up. Pete was a hunter and loved hunting deer...
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Virginia "Ginny" Argo

November 21, 1926 - November 11, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" Argo (Taylor) of Bear, DE, age 92, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1926 in Galena, MD to the late Harry S. Taylor and Dorothy S. Taylor (Haley). Virginia spent her life taking care of house and home as a homemaker, she especially dedicated her life and love to her husband and children. They spent family trips in the summer going camping to...
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Harold Wilken Crossan

January 16, 1927 - November 1, 2019

Harold Wilken "Skip" Crossan, 92 of Newark, DE, died November 1, 2019. Skip was born January 16, 1927 in West Grove, PA, a son of Thomas Roland Crossan, Sr. and Emma Margaret Burns. His paternal grandparents were Thomas Wilken Crossan and Drusilla Strickland; his maternal grandparents were Benjamin Burns, Sr. and Eliza Jane Kelley. Skip was raised near Kemblesville, PA, where he lived and...
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Shania Marie Watson

June 6, 2013 - October 28, 2019

Shania "Sunshine" Marie Watson, age 6, of Clearfield, PA passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born on June 6, 2013 in Newark, DE to Ashley Hedrick of Wilmington, DE and Mark Watson of Wilmington, DE. Shania attended first grade at Clearfield Elementary School in Clearfield, PA. She was full of life, could light up a room with her glowing personality and always had a smile on her...
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Mary Ann Brown

August 14, 1947 - October 25, 2019

Mary Ann Brown, a longtime resident of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 72. Born in Welch, West Virginia, on August 14, 1947, Mary Ann grew up in Seltzer City, PA, and Newark, DE. She attended Holy Angles School, Corpus Christi High School, and the University of Delaware, where she received her BS in medical technology. She began her career at the Wilmington...
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Lois Reed

February 23, 1927 - October 21, 2019

Lois M. Reed, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on February 23, 1927 in Glasgow, DE to the late Norman Charles George and Nettie Belle (Hallabaugh) George. Lois grew up on a farm with a large and loving family. She was the youngest of 12 children and had an identical twin sister. Lois enjoyed a vast variety of activities such as growing flowers in her...
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Jeanette Simon

May 2, 1927 - October 18, 2019

Jeanette C Simon (05/02/1927 – 10/18/2019) a mother, wife, MomMom to others and Gigi to a handful passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. After working a career and retiring, Jeanette always enjoyed the small pleasures in life: cooking and baking for her family, attending church services, spending time with her family, reading a good book, doing crossword...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Telenczak

September 2, 1927 - October 16, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Telenczak of Glen Mills, PA, age 92, went to join her husband and the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The daughter of Eugene F. Ward and Sarah E. (Russell) Ward, she was born on September 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Betty is survived by her son, Michael Telenczak and his wife, Mercy, and three grandchildren: Stephen Telenczak, Charlotte Groves and Sarah Groves. In...
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Geneva Mae Gardner

January 18, 1927 - October 12, 2019

Geneva Mae Gardner of Newark, DE, age 92, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born in Bismarck, N. Dakota on January 18, 1927 to Wilbur H. Nelson and Sylvia J. (Loux) Nelson (later Gilbert). Geneva grew up during the depression and her family (headed by step father Amos P. Gilbert) moved extensively throughout the western and southern states, before settling in Hillsboro IL....
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Marie Murray

June 1, 1917 - October 8, 2019

Marie Murray of Wilmington, DE, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born in Iron Hill, MD on June 1, 1917 to the late John L. Slack and Anna R. (Major) Slack. Marie graduated from Newark High School in 1935 and later graduated from Goldey Beacon College with her Associates Degree. In her free time she enjoyed gardening flowers and reading novels. Marie had a love for...
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Charles M. Gibb, Jr.

August 19, 1948 - September 30, 2019

Charles "Charlie" M. Gibb Jr., age 71, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 19, 1948 to the late Charles M. Gibb Sr. and Mary E. (Wilson) Gibb. A lifelong Newark residence, Charlie graduated from Newark High School in 1967 and went on to proudly serve 6 years in the U.S. Navy. He also served an additional 5 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He...
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Donald R. Hartwig

March 25, 1927 - September 25, 2019

Donald R. Hartwig, age 92, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born on March 25, 1927 in Tamaqua, PA to the late Robert A. Hartwig and Catherine Elizabeth (Rosenberger) Hartwig. Donald graduated in 1944 from Tamaqua High School. After high school he proudly served in the US Navy during the World War ll and was in the South Pacific Theater. He worked as the...
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William "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr.

December 8, 1956 - September 23, 2019

William, "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr., age 62 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on December 08, 1956 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Louis Kirn, Sr. and Evelyn Elizabeth (Thompson) Kirn. Bill was highly skilled in welding and will always be remembered for how hard he worked. He was very outgoing, straightforward, and good hearted. Bill enjoyed hunting rabbit,...
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Lucille I. Wilson

June 10, 1921 - September 23, 2019

Lucille I. Wilson, age 98 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born in Tuscaloosa, AL on June 10, 1921 to the late Thomas Ingram and Stevie (Thompson) Ingram. Lucille was an honor student (Summa Cum Laude).. She achieved a Master's Degree in English Literature, a Master's in Education and Bachelor Degree in Human Resources. She was a substitute teacher and later...
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Charles Smith, Jr.

October 16, 1918 - September 15, 2019

Charles "Charley" E. Smith, Jr. of Newark, DE, age 100, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. The son of Charles E. Smith and Violet M. (Roberts) Smith, he was born in Ilion, NY on October 16, 1918. Charley proudly served in the US Navy for 4.5 years, earning the rank of Lt. Commander, then spent 7 years in the US Reserves. He retired from Gaylord Container in 1981 after 32 years of service....
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Robert Ragan

January 15, 1929 - September 15, 2019

Robert C. Ragan, of Middletown, DE passed away September 15, 2019 at the age of 90. Son of the late W. Curtis and Hazel Ragan, Robert grew up in Conowingo, Maryland with surviving brothers, Lawrence and Donald. After time in the U.S. Army, attending the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacom College – he went on to marry the love of his life, Agnes A. Stopyra (also surviving). ...
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Rudolph "Skip" Johnson, Jr.

July 11, 1935 - September 12, 2019

Rudolph "Skip" S. Johnson, Jr., of Middletown, DE, age 84 passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Rudolph S. Johnson, Sr. and Gladys Marie (Campbell) Foraker. A hard worker, Skip spent his over 30 year career with Imperial Chemical Industries working as a chemical engineer and later as a forklift driver until his retirement in...
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Conor Davin Milligan

October 3, 2015 - September 3, 2019

Conor Davin Milligan, age 3 of Newark, DE went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2019. He was born on October 3, 2015 to Marcus Edward Milligan and Tara Davina (Ricker) Milligan. Although Conor was not with us very long, he left a great impact on all of the lives that crossed his path. He was known for his infectious smile and strong spirit. While at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he amazed all of...
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Hector C. Salvatelli

January 18, 1926 - August 31, 2019

Hector Carlos Salvatelli, 93, passed away peacefully on August 31 at Christiana Hospital. He was born in Santa Fe, Argentina, on January 18, 1926 to the late Constante and Rosa Salvatelli. In 1964 he moved to the United States, with his wife and two young children, where he enjoyed a successful career as a chemist before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed teaching Spanish at the Newark...
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John M. Smith

February 9, 1924 - August 29, 2019

John M. Smith, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on August 29, 2019 at the age of 95. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late David and Anna E. Smith. Mr. Smith was a veteran of WWII, serving in Italy in the North Apennines and Po Valley with the 10th Mountain Division Company "C" 85th Regiment. Following the war, he attended Penn State University, graduating in 1950. Mr. Smith worked in...
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Barbara Ellen Clark

April 7, 1946 - August 29, 2019

Barbara Ellen Clark of Newark, DE, age 73, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, DE on April 7, 1946 to the late Albert C. Clark and RoseAllen (Maser) Clark. Barbara graduated from Newark High School in 1964, then went on to Brown Business School for two years. Having tried banking for a time, Barbara decided to pursue her love of cooking and found her passion....
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Horace Ginn

October 24, 1922 - August 15, 2019

Horace Vaughan Ginn of Omaha, died of heart failure on August 15, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Delaware, on October 24, 1922. Growing up on the family farm, he graduated from Middletown High School and the University of Delaware, where he was the quarterback on the University's football team, and also the mid-Atlantic wrestling champion. As a naval pilot during WWII, he was assigned to the...
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Betty M. Byrne

December 7, 1930 - August 13, 2019

Betty M. Byrne, age 88, of Newark, DE passed away August 13, 2019. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Covington, VA to the late Emanuel H. Myers and Lahenia E. Myers. From Covington, she moved to Newark where she lived for 57 years. Betty grew up listening to the music of the 1940's and enjoyed dancing with her sisters. Her hobbies included quilting and crocheting. Betty was a social...
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Jovita "Betty" Quirolgico

July 28, 1931 - August 4, 2019

Jovita "Betty" Quirolgico of Dagsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 of at the age of 88. Born in 1931 in Fabrica, Negros Occidental, Philippines to Frank and Perfecta Bettis, Betty received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of San Jose-Recoletos in 1953. In 1956, she married the late Benjamin Quirolgico, M.D. and moved to the United States in 1965. ...
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Sonia "Botch" Rochow

July 24, 1934 - July 28, 2019

Sonia Rochow "Botch", age 85, of Newark, DE passed away July 28, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Stan and Stella Lipinski. Sonia was proud of her family and spent time raising them. In her career, she worked in a gasket factory on the machinery. Sonia loved cats and did a lot of reading. She also enjoyed gardening and would take care of the flowers and...
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Barbara Elizabeth Humphreys

June 24, 1932 - July 22, 2019

Barbara Elizabeth Humphreys of Newark passed away, July 22, 2019. Born June 24, 1932 in Northstar, DE, Barbara was the daughter of the late Florence Lyons Humphreys and Albert Organ Humphreys. After finishing Newark High School, Barbara went on to graduate from the Wilmington General School of Nursing. Practicing first there and at St. Francis, she then spent several years as a nurse in...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Boyden

March 31, 1919 - July 19, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Rita Boyden of Newark, DE, previously of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born in Bristol, WI on March 31, 1919 to the late George McDonald and Agnes (Payne) McDonald. Betty worked as a Registered Nurse for 35 years. Due to her husband being in the Navy, Betty traveled throughout the world. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and hiking Pikes Peak....
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Leslie D. Geesaman

October 11, 1950 - July 15, 2019

Leslie D. Geesaman of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019. She was born on October 11, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to Hilma Elva (Mutschler) Davis and the late Reynolds Davis. Leslie was a very organized and detail oriented person, which served her well in her time working as an administrative assistant in a law office, and in her home life. She enjoyed reading magazines, trying...
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Patricia Ann Sankus

February 26, 1953 - July 12, 2019

Patricia Ann Sankus, age 66 of Newark, DE passed away on July 12, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1953 in Summit, NJ to the late Robert Edward Day, Sr. and Catherine (Revock) Day. Pat was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for 30 plus years. Throughout those years, Pat served many positions such as: Treasurer, Deacon, choir member, Sunday School Teacher, and many sub...
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Neil Crather Burris, "Sam"

June 26, 1936 - July 11, 2019

Neil (Sam) Crather Burris, age 83 of Newark Delaware, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. Sam was born on June 26, 1936 in Wilmington Delaware to the late Clarence S. Burris and Anna (Crather) Burris. Sam had a sense of humor that could brighten people's day. He was generous, honorable and had a gentle soul. He was loved by everyone around him and will be missed. Sam is survived by his...
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Craig Francis Rogge

April 28, 1966 - July 8, 2019

Craig Francis Rogge of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE on April 28, 1966 to John Christopher Rogge and the late Elaine Ayars Rogge. Craig was passionate about music his entire life and enjoyed playing his guitar. Craig is survived by his father, "Chris" Rogge; brother, Jeffrey Lee Rogge; two nieces: Gwyneth and Caitlyn Rogge, and step mother Nancy...
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Leona Mae Brown

June 24, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Leona Mae brown passed away peacefully on July 7th 2019. She was born June 24th 1929 in Los Angeles California to the late Ada and John Franklin. She was a coal miner's daughter. She owned and operated a food truck ( Lees Coffee Cup) that proudly served the personnel that built the Delaware Memorial Bridge and other various locations. She later pursued her passion as a seamstress for JC...
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Nancy Jean Evans

May 23, 1943 - July 5, 2019

Nancy Jean Evans of Middletown, DE, age 76, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019. She was born on May 23, 1943 in West Chester, PA to the late Joseph L. McCleary and Josephine Florence (Manley) McCleary. Nancy worked for General Motors for 27 years until her retirement in 2003. A homebody, she enjoyed cross-stich, adult coloring books and to play 500 Rummy with her family. She also liked to watch ...
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Elizabeth Page Gilbert "Nancy"

February 18, 1938 - June 18, 2019

Elizabeth Page Gilbert, "Nancy", age 81 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on June 18, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1938 in New York City, NY to the late Nelson Whitney Page and Elizabeth Ann (Waterman) Page. Nancy grew up in West Hartford, CT, enjoying summers at camp in Vermont and at the beach in Rhode Island. Following graduation from Oxford School, she attended Elmira College...
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George WM Dower

May 24, 1935 - June 16, 2019

George WM Dower, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away June 16, 2019. He was born May 24, 1935 in Shenandoah, PA to the late George William Dower, Jr. and Katherine Dower (Whelan). George was a Fleet Service Representative for U.S. Airways for 31 years and very well respected. He loved fishing and travelling. George and his wife owned a 40 foot RV and traveled 20 years during retirement. Their...
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Nancy Louise Chadwick

July 1, 1940 - May 31, 2019

Nancy Louise Chadwick, age 78, of Newark, DE passed away May 31, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1940 in Buffalo, NY to the late Daniel Ovid Clausius and Louise Mae Akroyd (Kramer). Nancy primarily cared for her family and home. She was a part time pre-school teacher and worked at "Creations Plus" craft store for many years. Nancy loved quilting, sewing and crafting. She also loved watching her...
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Barbara Ann Wadolny

January 25, 1943 - May 27, 2019

Barbara Ann Wadolny, age 76 of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. Born January 25, 1943 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Valkos) Derescavage. Barbara grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, married and raised her family in Audubon, Pennsylvania before coming to live with her Son and Daughter-In-Law in Bear, Delaware, October of 2017. As...
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Russell Leo Ellis, Sr.

February 2, 1932 - May 20, 2019

Russell Leo Ellis, Sr., age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on May 20, 2019. He was born on February 2, 1932 in Luray, VA to the late Gilbert Leo Ellis and Elenora M. (Sours) Ellis. Russell graduated from the University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a very successful business man. He owned green houses and grew hydroponic tomatoes and sold them to many...
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Olive Reed Heegard

November 16, 1920 - May 16, 2019

Olive was born November 16, 1920. Following a short illness, Olive drew her last breath on May 16, 2019. Olive is predeceased by her parents, William A. Reed & Elsie Wynona Clark Reed, grandparents Robert F Reed & Elizabeth Stidham Lynam Reed and her husband, Cloyce Herman Heegard (9.3.1919-2.28.2012) and several siblings. Olive is survived by her children, Bonnie Lee (James) Brown &...
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James William Seydell

October 19, 1943 - May 14, 2019

James William Seydell, age 75, of Wilmington, DE passed away May 14, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Walter and Pearl Seydell. James was a computer technician with the Delaware State Police, where he dedicated 42 years of his professional career. He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church and a former member of Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company. James...
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Gail Maclary Chickersky

March 8, 1949 - May 1, 2019

Gail Maclary Chickersky, age 70 of Newark, DE died on May 1, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1949 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry Maclary and Anne (Richards) Maclary Munyan. A lifetime resident of Newark. she graduated in 1967 from Newark High. She received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1971 and later earned her MBA from the University of Delaware. After...
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Leonard "Len" Davis

February 2, 1923 - April 19, 2019

Leonard Davis, 96, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19. He was born February 2, 1923 to the late John Davis and Mabel Fitzgerald Truitt Davis. Len was the youngest of 5 boys. He and his brothers Jim, John "Smokey," Reynolds and Dick all served in and returned home safely from World War II. While serving in the US Army, Len earned both a bronze star and Purple Heart....
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Verna M. Yeoman

March 8, 1940 - April 17, 2019

Verna M. Yeoman, educator par excellence, humanitarian to many, and a friend to all, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 79 years old. Verna had been a resident at Churchman Village in Newark, DE for the past four years. She was born on March 8, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Benjamin Franklin Yeoman, Jr. and Emma (Saye) Yeoman. Verna graduated from Henry T....
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David A. DiMartine

January 30, 1950 - April 11, 2019

David A. DiMartine, lovingly known as "Dave" and "Barney", 69, of Newark, DE passed away April 11, 2019. Born January 30, 1950 in Wilmington, DE, Dave was the son of the late Nicholas and Louise (Thorp) DiMartine. Dave graduated from Christiana High School in 1968. He proudly served in the US Army and later retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years of service. He retired from the...
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Jean Mitchell Hoffecker

September 9, 1922 - April 1, 2019

Jean M. Hoffecker, 96, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 1, 2019 from United Zion Retirement Community. She has been reunited with her husband, Lee C. Hoffecker, Jr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Also meeting her there are her parents Clarence Ogden and Margaret Crossan. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Trimble, Lititz, PA., and three sons, John (JC)...
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Guy Roy Sheffler III

December 3, 1950 - March 29, 2019

Guy Roy Sheffler III of Wilmington, DE, age 68, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on December 3, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Guy Roy Sheffler, Jr. and Betty (Bedford) McBride. Guy worked as head of maintenance for a land development company in Wilmington, DE. He loved everything about Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially riding his. A true "Dead Head", when asked to...
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Martin J. Stajkowski

August 7, 1959 - March 28, 2019

Martin Joseph Stajkowski ("Marty"), age 59, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born August 7, 1959 in Wilmington, DE, Martin was the son of the late Stanley Frank Stajkowski and the late Sophie O. (Cerkownuk) Stajkowski. Martin graduated from Ohio State University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. His career path led him to KBR in Newark, DE where...
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Ines Y. Ortega

January 4, 1939 - March 27, 2019

Ines Y. Ortega, age 80, of Landenberg, PA passed away March 27, 2019. Ines was born in Cocorote, Venezuela on January 4, 1939 to the late Rafael and Luisa Salcedo. Many would describe Ines as a free spirit. She cherished her family and taught them to always be themselves, live life to the fullest, and take chances. She raised her children in a home that was loving and educational. Ines loved...
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