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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.

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Our Obituaries

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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Edmond B. Stout

May 25, 1932 - March 27, 2019

Edmond Bernard Stout of Newark, DE, age 86, passed away peacefully at home, March 27, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 25, 1932 to the late Richard and Julia (Walsh) Stout. Edmond and his family, which included his identical twin brother, moved to Newark in 1939. He was an Eagle scout, and a proud graduate of Salesianum High School. He went on to graduate from the University of...
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Cornelius James Erickson, "Jim"

January 21, 1926 - March 16, 2019

Our amazing Dad left us to join our Mom, Jane, his golf partner and beloved wife of 60 years on Saturday, March 16, 2019. We know that he and his "Irish" celebrated St. Patrick's Day together. Dad was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1926 to Cornelius Julius and Beatrice Kathryn (nee Cosgrove) Erickson. Along with Dad's parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother,...
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James "Jim" Howard Carpenter III

March 10, 1941 - March 8, 2019

James "Jim" Howard Carpenter, III of Elkton, MD, age 77 passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born March 10, 1941 in Cleveland, OH to the late James Howard Carpenter II and Hazel (Jones) Carpenter. Jim worked for DuPont for over 35 years before his retirement in 2013. He was a man that did all of his own home repairs and passed that knowledge on to his grandsons. Jim built most of the...
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Alice S. Johnson

February 15, 1927 - February 28, 2019

Alice S. Johnson, "Grandmom," age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2019 at Somerford House. She was born on February 15, 1927 in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, to William Nelson and Marguerite (Geary) Swan. Alice was a graduate from Newark High School. Married Wilbur H. Johnson, the love of her life, at age 23 and spent the next 48 years together until Wilbur passed...
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Charles Ross Witmer III

June 28, 1938 - February 22, 2019

Charles "Charley" Ross Witmer III of Newark, DE passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born June 28, 1938 in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles Ross Witmer, Jr. and Dorothy (Schied) Witmer. Charley worked for Chrysler for 41 years until his retirement in 2002. He was a lifetime member of the Newark VFW Post 475, a longtime member of the Elkton Moose Lodge 851 and volunteered for 15 years...
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Patricia Knotts Gruner

September 27, 1942 - February 22, 2019

Patricia V. Knotts Gruner age 76, died, 22 February 2019 in Newark, Delaware. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late G. Franklin and V. Dorothea (Seeds) Knotts. Patricia grew up in Newark, Delaware. A 1960s graduate of Newark High School, she loved her family, friends, dogs, cats, traveling, flowers, fish pond, reading books and baking cookies. Proceeded in death...
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Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee

March 13, 1982 - February 18, 2019

Omoruyi Aghahowa Obazee, also known as T.J and T.K, age, 36 of Newark, DE passed away on February 18, 2019. He was born on March 13, 1982 in Atlanta, GA to Tunde Aghahowa Obazee and Olubunmi Ajagun. Omoruyi graduated from James Bowie High School in Arlington, TX in 2002. He then attended Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, DE for two years. Omoruyi worked as an IT Professional...
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Carolyn Ann Compton

August 24, 1942 - February 11, 2019

Carolyn Compton, 76, of Newark, DE left this world on the morning of February 11, 2019. We are sure Carolyn(Mom) is walking hand in hand with her beloved Dave(Dad), whom she dearly missed. Carolyn deeply missed her mother Mae, sisters Nancy and Linda, dear cousins and friends that passed before her. Carolyn enjoyed reading good books, driving just for the fun of driving, spending long hours at...
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Mary C. McCollum "Mania"

December 3, 1938 - February 3, 2019

Mary C. McCollum, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her home in Wilmington, DE. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Wilmington, DE to the late Kasmir and Josephine Cholewicki Smolka. Mary worked for a while as a typist for a Wilmington publishing company but later worked in food services at Salesianum High School for many years. She also worked at...
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Charles W. Mason, "Chuck"

January 23, 1952 - February 1, 2019

Charles W. Mason, age 67, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. Born in Long Beach, CA on January 23, 1952, Chuck was the son of the late Samuel LaVern Mason and Isabell Janette (Fenton) Mason. Chuck grew up in Dansville, NY, later moving to Denver, CO, where he started his own business. It was there he met his loving wife, Gail and began their family. Chuck and his family...
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Steven H. Amick

May 13, 1947 - January 23, 2019

The Honorable Steven H. Amick, age 71, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019 at Country House, Wilmington, DE. Born on May 13, 1947 in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur H., III and Marolyn D. (Hollingshead) Amick. Steve graduated from Newark High School, class of 1965, and went on to attend Washington College in Chestertown, MD, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in...
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Walter Young Root

November 19, 1934 - January 18, 2019

Walter Young Root, age 84, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. He was born on November 19, 1934 in Barnsley, PA to the late Cameron Young Root and Mary Hazel Turner Root. Walter worked many years in the family mushroom business before going to work for Spitz, Inc. from which he retired. He had a love for outdoor activities, and...
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Linda Lee West

June 6, 1952 - January 10, 2019

Linda Lee West of Elkton, MD, age 66, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born on June 6, 1952 in Wilmington, DE to the late Vernon Clifford West, Sr. and Henrietta (Leithren) West. Linda was a longtime employee of, and retired from W.L. Gore. She was a private pilot for 20 years and was a member of the 99s, a women's pilot association. Linda was a scuba instructor for 10 years,...
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Lisa C. Gibbons

January 24, 1961 - January 3, 2019

Lisa C. Gibbons, age 57 of Wilmington, DE passed away on January 3, 2019. She was born on January 24, 1961 in Wilmington, DE to Charles William Morrison, Jr. and Betty Jean (Crispin) Morrison. Lisa was a very fun spirited person and had a kind heart. She loved her family and would do anything for them. She had a passion for helping others in need. Although serious at times, she was known for...
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Howard Ronald Mann, "Ron"

October 24, 1932 - January 3, 2019

Howard Ronald Mann, "Ron", age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on January 3, 2019. He was born on October 24, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Howard Blaney Mann and Ida Virginia (Clark) Mann. Ron worked for Tetra Tech where he retired after 42 years. He was a board member of Brookside Community for 25 years and within those years he accomplished many tasks, coached Little League for the...
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Mary C. Lehr

April 19, 1944 - January 2, 2019

Mary Cleaver Lehr, 74, beloved Mother, MomMom, Nana, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend passed away January 2nd at her home in Middletown, surrounded by those she loved. A natural born caregiver, she was born on April 19, 1944 and raised in and around Newark, Delaware, the second oldest of the 11 children of the late Alfred and Ella Cleaver, Sr. She was a giving soul who was always willing to...
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Carol Ferry Geesaman

July 15, 1927 - December 31, 2018

Carol Ferry Geesaman of Elkton, MD, age 91, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018. She was born in Newark, DE on July 15, 1927 to the late Bradford Ferry and Frances (Moore) Ferry. Carol married the love of her life, Arthur F. Geesaman, Jr. in 1947. They were married for 62 years before his death in April of 2009. Carol raised her four children before going back to school, graduating from St....
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Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood

April 13, 1939 - December 31, 2018

Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood, age 79, of Lewes, DE passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on December 31, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Morris Maxwell and Verna Elizabeth (Bland) Maxwell. Carolyn was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the cancer support group for Tunnel Cancer Center in Lewes, DE where she found...
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Thomas Eugene Sankus

June 1, 1947 - December 28, 2018

Thomas Eugene Sankus of Newark, DE, age 71, passed away after a short illness, on Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born in Newark, NJ on June 1, 1947 to B. Mary (Hardin) Sankus and the late Albert Sankus. Tom was a member of the IBUA (Interstate Baseball Umpire Association) for 27 years and umpired games throughout Cecil County, Maryland and New Castle County, Delaware for all ages, from...
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Mary S. Tuke

October 15, 1947 - December 20, 2018

Mary Irene Slaughter Tuke of Newark, Delaware passed away on December 20th, 2018 at the age of 71, surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 15th, 1947 to Robert Slaughter and Regina Quill, the oldest of three siblings who predeceased her, Robert Slaughter Jr. and Susan Slaughter. Mary attended the Tatnall School, graduating in 1965. As a teenager, she was...
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Charles Franklin Humbertson, "Charlie"

October 15, 1945 - December 20, 2018

Charles Franklin Humbertson, "Charlie" age 73 of Newark, DE, formerly of Cumberland, MD, passed away on December 20, 2018. He was born on October 15, 1945 in Allegany, MD to the late Charles Basil Humbertson and Elizabeth Anne (Keifer) Humbertson. Charlie worked as a machinist at Insteel Wire Products for 40 years. He was very hard working and will be remembered by his lending hand and care...
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Jeanne A. McGirr

June 19, 1927 - December 13, 2018

Jeanne A. McGirr, age 91, of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Born June 19, 1927 in Providence, RI, Jeanne was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Dunlevy) Edgerly. Dearly loved and predeceased by her Husband John Joseph and her two brothers Donald and William. In addition to raising 6 children and nurturing many grands along her journey, Jeanne...
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Roger Lee White

November 16, 1942 - December 13, 2018

Roger Lee White, age 76, went to be with his Lord Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born November 16, 1942 in Tazewell County Virginia. Roger was the 10th child born of 11 to the late James and Myrtle (Tuggle) White. He worked for Chrysler Corporation for 33 years in skilled trades as a carpenter, until retiring in 2006. Roger is survived by two daughters, Sherry White and Karen Knorr;...
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Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

January 3, 1933 - December 9, 2018

Benjamin F. Koon, Jr., age 85 of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Benjamin Franklin Koon and Emma Catherine (Rippert) Koon. Ben proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He had a big heart for and loved all kinds of...
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Paul R. Grohol

September 15, 1937 - November 28, 2018

Paul R. Grohol, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2018, after battling Parkinson's disease since 1997. Born September 15, 1937 in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Ciglar) Grohol. Upon moving to Delaware, he attended Goldey-Beacom College. Paul was employed as an accountant at Genuine Parts Co. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling; including several...
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Gerald Ackley Lynch, "Jerry"

November 17, 1924 - November 26, 2018

Gerald A. Lynch, 94 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE passed away November 26, 2018. Jerry was born November 17, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Lewis and Florence (Ackley) Lynch. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1948, he was a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Newark Senior Center, First Presbyterian...
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Donald J. Brown

January 30, 1934 - November 25, 2018

Donald J. Brown, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away November 25, 2018. He was born on January 1, 1934 in Dutch, WV. Donald J. Brown was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. He and his beloved wife, Barbara Brown, were married 63 years. Donald was an industrial fireman for numerous chemical plants in OH and DE. Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Brown. He...
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William Alvin Alderman, Jr., "Bill"

November 13, 1928 - November 22, 2018

William Alvin Alderman, Jr. "Bill" age 90 of Hyndman, PA, passed away on November 22, 2018. He was born on November 13, 1928 in Bowling Green, FL to the late William Alvin Alderman, Sr. and Gertrude (Davies) Alderman. Bill proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1946-1948. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Geraldine Alderman...
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Catherine "Cathy" Kershaw

November 3, 1953 - November 16, 2018

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Kershaw of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer. She was born on November 3, 1953 in Opelika, AL to the late Walter Tucker Conway and Catherine (Lambert) Conway. Cathy was passionate about her career at DuPont where she worked for over 40 years, both as an employee and contractor, having designed a...
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John Cavazos, Jr.

July 3, 1969 - November 3, 2018

John Cavazos, Jr., age 49, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, November 03, 2018. He was born in Harlingen, TX, on Jul 3, 1969 to Juan W. Cavazos and Maria (Gonzalez) Cavazos. John graduated and received a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He was an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. He and...
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Kathleen Clara Hughes

November 5, 1920 - November 1, 2018

Kathleen Clara Hughes, age 97, passed away November 1, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. She was born on November 5, 1920 in Mill Creek, DE. Kathleen was considered a mother to many. She worked as a proud member of the Service Employees International Union where she met and interacted with Presidents, Members of Congress, and Foreign Dignitaries, as well as many famous actors and entertainers. During...
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Beatrice C. Swain

April 4, 1930 - November 1, 2018

Beatrice C. Swain of Landenberg, PA, age 88 passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Doe Run, PA on April 4, 1930 to the late Milton P. Carey and Esther (Smith) Carey. Beatrice graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1950 and went on to work for a period of time as a telephone switchboard operator. Later, she went on to become the...
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Stanley John Krause, Jr.

February 19, 1975 - October 29, 2018

Stanley John Krause, Jr., age 43 of Wilmington, DE passed away on October 29, 2018. He was born on February 19, 1975 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Stanley John Krause, Sr. and Jean (Halstead) Krause. Stanley loved being outside and playing football with his nephews. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoyed playing video games and watching WWE. "The Undertaker" was his...
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Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr.

February 1, 1961 - October 28, 2018

Bobby Kenneth Price, Jr of Newark, DE, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on February 1, 1961 to Nancy J. (Gullion) Price and the late Bobby Kenneth Price, Sr. Bobby worked as a boilermaker and was a member of the Local 193 union. He was a member of the Encounter Praize and Worship Center in Seaford, DE. Bobby loved to work on motorcycles...
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John Edward Phillips

August 13, 1952 - October 23, 2018

John Edward Phillips of Landenberg, PA, age 66, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born in Delaware on August 13, 1952 to the late John Phillips and Margaret (Jameson) Phillips. In his youth John was proud of his time spent as an Eagle Scout. As an adult he worked as a metrologist and machinist for DuPont, and later for Siemens, before retiring in 2009. In his leisure time John...
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Jean Brosch Swanson

September 15, 1926 - October 16, 2018

Jean Marie Swanson of Wilmington, DE, age 92 passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born on September 15, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Carl W. and Anna (Hallman) Brosch. Jean graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1944. After graduation, she attended the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacum College before pursuing her great joy, taking care of her family. Jean was a great...
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Jesse Wilson Spencer

April 6, 1936 - October 14, 2018

Jesse Wilson Spencer of Wilmington, DE, age 82 passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born on April 6, 1936 in Herndon, VA to the late Jesse Garmon Spencer and Gladys (Thompson) Spencer. Jesse was a graduate of Newark High School in Newark, DE. He continued his education at Goldey-Beacom College, receiving an Associate's degree in business and later attended East Carolina College earning...
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Jerry A. Nelson

February 22, 1923 - October 6, 2018

Jerry A. Nelson, World War II Navy officer and DuPont Ph.D. chemist and inventor, died peacefully on October 6, 2018 at age 95. His son Clark was at his side. Born in 1923 in Durango, Colorado, son of Frank and Thelma Nelson, Jerry grew up idolizing the famous chemist Louis Pasteur, and at age 9 Jerry decided he too would become a chemist. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1946 and his Ph.D....
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Frank Marinelli

December 21, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Frank Marinelli, age 93 of Newark, DE, died on October 1, 2018. He was born on December 21, 1924 in New York, NY to the late Francesco Marinelli and Filomena Marinelli (Esposito). Drafted shortly after his 18th birthday, Frank was sent to study engineering at Manhattan College under the Army Specialized Training Program. When that program was eliminated due to critical manpower shortages, he...
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Leigha Suzanne Schultz

March 31, 1982 - September 28, 2018

Leigha Suzanne Schultz, age 36, of Newark, DE passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, September 28, 2018. Born March 31, 1982 in Wilmington, DE, Leigha was the daughter of Gene R. Schultz and Linda (O'Neal) Pierson. Leigha was a 2001 graduate of William Penn Highschool in New Castle, DE where Art was her favorite subject and Mr. Hudson was her favorite teacher. She worked for...
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Sandra Cook Bradford

June 4, 1955 - September 22, 2018

Sandra Cook Bradford, age 63, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. Born June 4, 1955 in Wilmington, DE, Sandi was the daughter of the late John Richard Cook and the late Anne Elizabeth (Hasson) Hickman. Sandi was a 1973 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE. She went on to receive a brief education from the Lankenau Hospital Nursing...
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Marcella A. Lawler

October 28, 1936 - September 12, 2018

Marcella A. Lawler, age 81 of Newark, DE, passed away on September 12, 2018. She was born in Queens, NY to the late Marcella (Mulligan) Hoffman and Clifford Hoffman. Marcella was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. She and Alfred, her husband of 59 years, met while both dance skating in Long Island, NY. Alfred introduced her to Irish dancing, which Marcella loved. She enjoyed all...
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Nellie "Nell" Daly

July 20, 1924 - September 10, 2018

Nellie "Nell" Edwards Daly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 10, 2018. She was born July 20, 1924 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy and Verlyn (McCann) Edwards. Nell was the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. John Patrick Daly, Jr. Together they raised 6 children while traveling the world. Nell was a devout Catholic and worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of...
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Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner

June 5, 1959 - September 9, 2018

Amy Melissa Eschenbrenner, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1959, in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert P. and Edna D. (Greenplate) Graves. A 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, Amy was a beloved member of the community who shared her impressive gifts on a variety of...
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Carole C. Shew

December 25, 1940 - September 4, 2018

Carole Shew, beloved wife of Jacob Franklin Shew, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Carole was born on December 25, 1940, in Gary, West Virginia where she spent her childhood. She was the eldest child of Lawrence and Avis Christian. Carole was the first in her family to attend college, earning a full scholarship to Marshall University. She graduated in 1958 with a degree in...
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Ann K. Kennard

March 12, 1926 - September 1, 2018

Ann K. Kennard, age 92 of Newark, DE passed away on September 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William L. Koehler and Beulah B. (Hicks) Koehler. She was raised in Drexel Hill, PA. After graduating from Upper Darby High School in 1944 Ann attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, Delaware and became a Registered...
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Austin R. Hurley, "Bud"

May 31, 1937 - August 29, 2018

Austin R. "Bud" Hurley, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 31, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Jeanette (Nieb) and Richard Hurley. Bud worked as a welder at the Chrysler Automotive plant in Newark from which he retired after 27 years of service. Through his life, he enjoyed bowling, archery, fishing and...
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Evelyn June Stamatoff

June 2, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Evelyn June Stamatoff, age 83, of Newfoundland, PA passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018. Born in New York City, NY on June 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Gelu S. and Sarah (Ames) Stamatoff. Evelyn resided in New Jersey until she was 15 years old; her family then moved to Newark, DE. In 1990, she moved to Pennsylvania, living at Devereux Pocono Center for 28 years. Evelyn loved...
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Marliss L. Wilson

May 26, 1946 - August 22, 2018

Marliss L. Wilson, age 72, Of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Cadia HealthCare in Pike Creek. She was born on May 26, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Elizabeth (Price) Lazzer. After graduating from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Marliss worked as an administrative assistant. She made a career of it working for the Eastern Methodist Conference of...
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Franklin "Frankie" Hurst

March 6, 1933 - August 20, 2018

Franklin David Hurst, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on August 20, 2018. He was born on March 6, 1933 in Trenton, FL to the late John T. Hurst, Sr. and Evie (Beasley) Hurst. Franklin worked as a heavy equipment operator for 35 years, most recently for Christiana Excavating, before retiring in 2010. He took great pride in his work. Franklin loved spending time with his family. He was well...
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Milton A. Johnson

October 10, 1919 - August 16, 2018

Milton A. Johnson of Dover, DE, age 98, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1919 in Knoxville, IA to the late Joseph H. Johnson and Pearl (Eastburn) Johnson. Milton proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, having served in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He earned a Bachelor's degree in business from Grinnell College and went on to...
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Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr.

December 4, 1964 - August 15, 2018

Leon Joseph Turulski, Jr., age 53 of Newark, DE passed away on August 15, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Leon Joseph Turulski, Sr. and the late Gertrude (Dailey) Turulski. Leon graduated from Glasgow High School in 1982. He had a heart of gold and a spirit that was funny and genuine. He lived his own way and on his own terms. Family and friends referred to him as ...
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Mary E. Aiken

March 29, 1920 - August 15, 2018

Mary E. Aiken, nee McDowell, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on the morning of August 15th at the age of 98. Mary was a proud member of the Conrad Class of '39 and attended many of their reunions. Prior to World War II, she and James L. Aiken wed. During the war, she worked for Bellanca Aircraft. Home and family have always been central to her life. In 1962, she moved to a...
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