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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

Georgianna Shinn Braithwaite

April 28, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Georgianna B. Braithwaite (nee Shinn), age 75 of Levittown, NY passed away on May 16, 2017. She was born on April 28, 1942 in Salem, NJ to the late Albert and Irene Shinn. Georgianna is survived by her sons: Michael Braithwaite of Long Island, NY and Kevin Braithwaite and his wife, Laura of Long Island, NY; sister, Irene Shinn Rice of Newark, DE; and five grandchildren: Michael, John, Ryan,...
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Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr.

November 7, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr. "Gene", age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born on November 7, 1936 in Dexter, Ohio to the late, Harold A. Gotschall and Betty (Miller) Mendenhall. Gene worked in construction excavation as a machine operator running backhoes and excavators. In his spare time, he collected die cast metal cars, and enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling on the...
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Linda A. Hunt

December 13, 1951 - April 28, 2017

Linda A. Hunt, age 65, of Wilmington, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 28, 2017 after fiercely and courageously fighting her battle with cancer. Linda was born to Vincent L. and Jean (Reno) DiLeonardo on December 13, 1951. After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School in 1969, she had a number of clerical positions in Wilmington before landing a job at...
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Stephen L. Delmotte

July 11, 1954 - April 26, 2017

Stephen L. Delmotte, "Steve", age 62 of Bear, DE passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Roland C. Delmotte and Beverly C. (Suback) Delmotte. Steve attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his bachelor of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Steve worked as a nuclear engineer in the power...
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Joseph Joey Mello

July 8, 1980 - April 24, 2017

Joseph "Joey" Mello of Wilmington, DE, age 36, passed away suddenly Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born in Staten Island, NY on July 8, 1980 to late Diane Mello and Peter Cotroneo. Joey loved playing football at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, NY. He was an avid New York Giants football fan. Joey enjoyed fishing, crabbing, dancing and spending time with his family especially with...
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Dorothy Ann Anacker

April 13, 1957 - April 19, 2017

Dorothy Ann Anacker, age 60, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on April 13, 1957, in Parsippany, NJ to the late Harry and Marie (Hoffman) Anacker. She worked many years as an accountant in the solvent manufacturing industry, most recently with UltraChem. Dorothy loved animals of all kinds, especially cats. In her spare time,...
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Jodi Lynn Melrath

August 7, 1963 - April 18, 2017

Jodi Lynn Melrath, 53, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on August 7, 1963 in Lancaster, PA to the late Earl and Mona Melrath. She is survived by her brother, Earl Melrath Jr.; sister, Patty (David); companion and caregiver, Eddie Dunfee; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and...
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Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel

April 12, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Dinuprasad Shambhulal Patel, age 83, of Middletown, DE passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born April 12, 1934 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India to the late Shambhulal Jethalal Patel and late Rupaliben Shambhulal Patel. Dinuprasad was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great advocate for education, and was very well educated himself. He...
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Marie Barbara Sowa

August 15, 1934 - April 14, 2017

Marie Barbara Sowa, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Marie was born in Freeland, PA on August 15, 1934, daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Klapinsky. Valedictorian of Freeland High School Class of 1952, she married her sweetheart, Thomas Sowa, in 1953 and moved to Newark, DE. She was a spirited and independent woman. She loved...
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Elwood S. Wilkins III

January 6, 1930 - April 9, 2017

Elwood S. Wilkins, III age 87 of Landenberg, PA passed away on April 9, 2017. He was born on January 6, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Elwood S. Wilkins, Jr. and Marie C. (Peterson) Wilkins. Elwood worked for DuPont Stine Laboratory in the Agricultural Research Department for over thirty years. Elwood was an avid automobile historian and was known as an expert in the local 18th century...
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Audrey B. Brooks

October 23, 1922 - April 4, 2017

Audrey B. Brooks, age 94, passed away peacefully April 4, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born October 23, 1922 to the late Norman Battersby, former DE State representative, and the late Annie Battersby (Kennelly). Audrey was born and raised in Newark, DE and is a graduate of Newark High School class of 1940. She was captain of the cheerleading, basketball, field hockey and track teams....
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Susan M. Foster

December 3, 1947 - March 31, 2017

Susan Margaret Foster, age 69, died March 31, 2017 of complications caused by Alzheimer's disease. Susan is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Foster, Jr., of Hockessin; their son, Timothy J. Foster and his wife, Mandi of Mt. Pleasant, SC; their daughter, Tiffany L. Terranova and her husband, Nickolas of Hockessin, DE; 7 grandchildren; and her brother, James Inman of Lawrence, KS. Susie was...
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Max R Walton

January 27, 1944 - March 30, 2017

Max R. Walton, age 73, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his farm. Max loved his family, his many close friends, his valued employees, his farms, his drilling company, his Standardbred horses, his baseball teams, and his hometown of Newark. His life was fulfilled by building, inventing, and constantly being active with the next idea and next project. He most enjoyed cocktail hour at his farm...
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Barbara Ann Greenfield

May 25, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Barbara Ann Greenfield, age 83 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 13, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Coatesville, PA to the late, Randolph McMichael and Mary (McNeal) McMichael. Barbara worked as a nurse at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She appreciated life and always made time to stop and smell the flowers. Many will remember her as being friendly and amiable. She was strong...
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Nancy Ruth Brice Weldon

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Nancy Ruth Brice Weldon, 95 of Newark, DE passed away on March 7, 2017, with family by her side. Daughter of Jack Richardson Scott and Virginia Ruth Elder, Nancy was born on July 24, 1921, in Brookneal, Virginia. As a young woman, Nancy worked in her great aunt's store on Main Street in Newark, "Peggy Cronin Fashions," before starting a family. The entire Brice clan and branching members...
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JoAnne Perrin Culbertson

January 5, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Joanne Perrin Culbertson passed away at age 85 in Wilmington, Delaware on March 5, 2017 after a tough battle with pancreatic cancer. A California-girl at heart, JoAnne recently relocated to the East Coast for health reasons. JoAnne Perrin was born in Robertsdale, Alabama on January 5, 1932, on her grandfather's farm. Two years later, her family moved back to Southern California and settled in...
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Eva B. Ferguson

November 24, 1923 - March 3, 2017

Miss Eva B. Ferguson, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017. Miss was born in Fredericksburg, PA on November 24, 1923. Miss Eva was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed the tranquility of a simple life tending to her animals. She also enjoyed sewing, especially needlepoint and spending time with her friends. She is survived by her close friends: Mary Anne and...
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John F. Kinsley

August 23, 1927 - February 26, 2017

John Francis Kinsley, 89, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 26, 2017 at his home. John, or Jack as he was known by his friends, was born in Wyalusing, PA and was 1 of 13 children. After marrying Musette Jayne in June 1949, they moved to Newark, Delaware. He worked as an auto carrier for M&G Convoy until retiring in 1988. Upon Musette's death in 1992, he married Bonita Lindell who...
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Robert L. Boord

July 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Robert L. Boord of Newark, DE, 90, comparative anatomist and Professor Emeritus of the University of Delaware, passed away on February 17, 2017. Born on July 29, 1926 in Masontown, PA, he was the son of the late James Edward Boord and Helen Demko. Robert served in the U.S. Army (1945-1946). Upon discharge, he attended Washington and Jefferson College where he joined Delta Tau Delta...
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James P. Purvis, "Jim"

February 4, 1943 - February 8, 2017

James P. Purvis (Jim) age 74 of Landenberg, PA passed away on February 8, 2017. He was born on February 4, 1943 in Augusta, GA. Jim was in the ROTC Program at University Delaware and joined the Army where he served in Vietnam after graduation. Jim began working for the federal government in Health and Human Services as an executive director. Through work, he attended University of Southern...
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Robert V. Marco

January 26, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Robert Vincent Marco, age 91, of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 26, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank Louis and Reba Sandry Marco. Robert proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a navigator on B-24s, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie Ann Marco;...
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Darryl G. Adkins, Sr.

June 28, 1942 - January 27, 2017

Darryl G. Adkins Sr., age 74, of Rehoboth Beach passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was born June 28, 1942, in Indianapolis, IN to the late Newman and Lucille Adkins. Darryl served in the Armed Forces for 22 years to include two tours in Vietnam. After his time in the United States Army, he became part of the Secret Services. He is survived by his son Darryl G. Adkins Jr. of Rock...
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Robert Frances Wollaston

September 23, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Robert Frances Wollaston, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born September 23, 1925 in Newark, DE, to the late George Wesley and Frances Crew Wollaston. Robert grew up and lived his entire life in Newark where he graduated from Newark High School in 1943. He married Annabelle Lee Prettyman, from Harbeson, DE in 1946...
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Marenes R. (Bud) Tripp

August 20, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Bud Tripp, age 85, passed away on January 25, 2017 at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. He was born on August 20, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Bud graduated from Colgate University, received a Master's Degree from the University of Rochester and obtained his PhD from Rutgers University. He also obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. Bud...
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Wanda B. Stopyra

October 20, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Wanda B. Stopyra, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on October 20, 1922, in Passaic, NJ to the late August and Agnes Benben Stopyra. Wanda worked her life as a quality control inspector in several manufacturing businesses, starting at a sewing factory, and ending at Westvaco in Newark, from which...
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Margaret Ann Harris

October 8, 1921 - January 16, 2017

Margaret Ann Harris, age 95, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1921, in Beckley WV, to the late Richard and Gladys (Toney) Davis. She is survived by her sons: Thomas William Harris, of Hamilton, GA, and David Harris, of Coatesville, PA; brother, Tommy Davis, of Newark, DE; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Services will be...
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Treva Lou Hewlett

November 11, 1933 - December 31, 2016

Treva Lou Hewlett, age 83 of Newark, DE passed away on December 31, 2016. She was born on November 11, 1933 in Miami, FL to the late, Edgar C. Hall and Treva Lou (Blanton) Hall. Treva attended Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL. She then attended Jacksonville Junior College for an Associates' Degree, during her enrollment there she was crowned Miss Jacksonville Jr. College Queen....
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Robert Harold Grundy

February 7, 1930 - December 30, 2016

Robert Harold Grundy, age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 30, 2016. He was born on February 7, 1930 in Newark, DE to the late, John Grundy and Christina (Dingfelder) Grundy. Robert was in the Army and served in the Korean War where he was a forward observer. Later, he became an owner/operator and was a long haul trucker. He was also a long time member of the Newark VFW. Robert...
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Gail Marie Jean Raul

February 23, 1941 - December 30, 2016

Gail Marie Jean Raul, 75, of Church Hill, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born on February 23, 1941 in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis Belle and Flora Belle (Pratt) Littlejohn. Gail loved the beach, fishing, boating, collecting shells, camping and dancing. She would do these things regularly when she visited her summer home in Gargatha, VA. Gail enjoyed...
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George W. McCullough III

June 5, 1928 - December 22, 2016

George W. McCullough, III, age 88 of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away peacefully on December 22, 2016. He was born on June 5, 1928 in Wilmington, DE to the late George W. McCullough, II and Olive E. (Jackson) McCullough. A loving and devoted husband and father, George lived most of his life in Maryland and enjoyed hunting, bowling and watching or listening to his beloved Baltimore Orioles. ...
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Janet Fay Dreyfus

October 2, 1936 - December 17, 2016

Janet Fay Dreyfus, age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on December 17, 2016. She was born on October 2, 1936 in York, PA to the late, Joseph John Alfano and Bertie Elizabeth (Mumma) Alfano. Janet is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence Dreyfus of Newark, DE; sons: Christopher Dreyfus and his wife, Robyn of WA, Michael Dreyfus of WA, and Paul Dreyfus and his wife, Cathy of Newark, DE;...
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Mildred Nutter

March 22, 1930 - December 17, 2016

Mildred V. Nutter, 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born on March 22, 1930 in Newark, DE, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Leona M. (Mitchell) Vansant. Mildred greatly enjoyed sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved cats. Mildred will always be remembered as a gentle soul. Mildred is...
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Victoria Worden Owen

March 10, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Victoria (Tertia) Worden Owen, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:40 PM with her son at her side at Millcroft Nursing Home from Alzheimer's disease. Victoria was born on March 10, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to the late Dr. Stanley and Victoria Vaiden Worden of Dover, DE. She received the family nickname "Tertia," because she was the third female child in the Vaiden family...
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Mary Pat Long

April 3, 1929 - November 21, 2016

Mary Patricia "Pat" Long, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on April 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to the late Edward Reardon and Cecilia (McCullough) Reardon. Pat graduated from Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, DE in 1947. She attended Notre Dame University in Baltimore, MD for one year before going to work at Hercules Research...
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Ralph Leonard Cleaves

August 18, 1927 - November 14, 2016

Ralph Leonard Cleaves, 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on November 14, 2016 at his home. Born August 18, 1927 in Christiana, DE, Ralph was the son of the late Walter and Amy (Miller) Cleaves. Ralph is survived by his son, Mark Cleaves and his spouse, Bill Revis; daughter, Cynthia Wright; and his sister, Florence Reed. A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at...
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George Louis Becker

May 11, 1926 - November 8, 2016

George Louis Becker of Newark, DE passed away at home at the age of 90 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 following a short illness. He was born on the kitchen table on May 11, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late George Becker and his wife, Gertrude (Doerrzaphf) Becker. George proudly served in the United States Army in the 10th Armored Division in Germany during World War II. He...
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Norma M. Fisher

September 10, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Norma (Nowland) Fisher, 93 years old, of Nottingham, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, expired on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Norma was born in Holloway Terrace, New Castle, DE, on September 10, 1923 to the late Hattie and George Nowland. Her husband of 60 years, Edward Fisher, died on June 19, 2006. Norma served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a graduate of the nursing...
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Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr.

December 31, 1945 - November 4, 2016

Lynn Robert "Bob" Hibbitts, Sr., age, 70 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Genesis Healthcare Brackenville in Hockessin DE. Born on December 31, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Ballard and Audrey (Bolton) Hibbitts. Bob worked in the parts department for several auto dealers including, Quillen Brothers Ford, Sheehy Ford and Kirkwood Dodge. A...
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Kay S. Jamison

January 12, 1937 - October 26, 2016

Kay S. Jamison, 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Born January 12, 1937 in Lemoyne, PA. Kay was the daughter of the late Robert W. Skillington and the late Leona (Renniger) Skillington. Kay was a devoted member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was known for her handmade...
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Wallace Henry Hansen

October 15, 1930 - October 25, 2016

Wallace (Wally) H. Hansen age, 86 of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. Born on October 15, 1930 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Jessie M. (Vargo) Hansen. Mr. Hansen was a retired Industrial Engineer. He earned his engineering degree from Lawrence Tech University in MI in 1953. Upon graduation he...
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Marjorie J. Bennett

January 10, 1925 - October 21, 2016

Marjorie J. "Margie" Bennett, 91, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016. Born on January 10, 1925 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Grawl) Jamison. Margie is survived by sons: David S. Bennett and his wife, Phresedes, Gary P. Bennett and his wife, Jane, and Mark A. Bennett and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Marla J. Carter and her husband,...
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Kathryn I. Lutz

July 8, 1930 - October 17, 2016

Kathryn I. Lutz, 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2016 at Millcroft Nursing Home, where she had resided since April. Born on July 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Leonhard and Erna (Schnieder) Lutz. Kay graduated from University of Wisconsin in June of 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. She moved to Delaware in 1958 and began...
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Prudence "Prue" Wyatt Leahy Chance

September 1, 1930 - October 8, 2016

Prue Chance age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Millcroft Senior Living in Newark, DE. Born September 1, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, Prue was the daughter of the late A. Earl Wyatt and Marie Fielding Martin. When her mother died, her father remarried Geraldine Meyer. Prue was educated in the St. Louis Public Schools. Her family moved to Newark in 1944. Her...
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Daniel Eugene Miller, Sr.

November 2, 1931 - October 8, 2016

Daniel Eugene Miller, Sr., 84, a former longtime resident of Cordele Road in Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD. Born on November 2, 1931, in Boothe, WV, he was the son of the late Oscar and Nellie (Blankenship) Miller. Daniel was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. After the conclusion of...
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Suzanne Dwyer Oybkhan

December 9, 1932 - October 1, 2016

Suzanne Dwyer Oybkhan, age 83, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Born December 9, 1932 at the Flower Hospital in Newark, DE, Suzanne was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Tweed) Dwyer. Suzanne graduated from Newark High School in 1951 and went on to work for the Chrysler Corporation, where she retired after 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling with her...
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Michael William Gerjovich

December 15, 1944 - September 30, 2016

Michael William Gerjovich, age 71, of Brentwood, New York, passed away September 30, 2016. Born December 15, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, Michael was the son of the late Henry and Dorothy Gerjovich. Michael was a passionate and accomplished artist with degrees from the University of Delaware and York Academy of Art. Ms. Ligoa Duncan was Michael's greatest influence. His most notable...
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William "Bill" Munch, Jr.

October 28, 1927 - September 23, 2016

William "Bill" Munch, Jr., age 88, of Newark, DE passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Somerford House in Newark, DE. He was born October 28, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, to the late William, Sr., and Virginia (Bach) Munch. Bill graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. After graduation, Bill served as a deck officer on tankers and later sold marine equipment,...
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Edwin Clinger Urban III

April 26, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Rev. Edwin Clinger Urban III, 86 years old, graduated to heaven's glory and was received into the arms of Jesus on September 20, 2016. He was in care at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Edwin concluded his journey holding the hands of loved ones and was welcomed into eternity by his beloved wife Gwendolyn and infant son, Tommy. Born in Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 1930, Ed was the son of...
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Thomas Edward "Ted" Davis

April 27, 1932 - September 12, 2016

Thomas Edward "Ted" Davis, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. He was born on April 27, 1932 in Newark, DE to the late Robert B., Sr., and Mildred Ferguson Davis.

 A lifelong resident of Newark, Ted proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and remained on reserves until 1961. He retired from a career in...
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Donald Victor Johnson, Jr.

June 25, 1960 - September 10, 2016

Donald Victor Johnson, Jr., age 56, of Elkton, MD, Passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 after a difficult bout with cancer at Season's Hospice in Newark, DE. He was born June 25, 1960 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Donald Victor and Ann (Snyder) Johnson. Don attended Salisbury State College and graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies in 1982. After graduation, Don ran his own...
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T. Elbert Chance

July 21, 1926 - September 8, 2016

T. Elbert Chance died on 8 September 2016 at Millcroft Senior Living in Newark, Delaware at the age of 90. Born on 21 July 1926 in Wilmington, Elbert was the son of Louise Marshall and Albertus "Pete" Chance. He was educated in the Wilmington public schools, graduating from Conrad High School in 1944. He studied vocal performance at the Delaware Music Academy and Curtis Institute of Music. ...
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Clifford V. West, Jr.

May 29, 1943 - September 1, 2016

Clifford V. West, Jr., "Cliff", age 73, of Bear, DE passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born May 29, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, Cliff was the son of the late Vernon C. West and Henrietta L. (Leithren) West. Cliff was a graduate of William Penn. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a hardworking man who loved Honda Motorcycles and was a member of...
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Kathryn S. Pierson

May 21, 1918 - August 26, 2016

Kathryn S. Pierson, age 98, of Newark, DE passed away August 26, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Born May 21, 1918 in Stanton, DE, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Francis R. and Anna M. (Richards) Stafford. Kathryn graduated from Newark High School and then obtained her Associate's Degree from Goldey Business School. In her younger years, Kathryn worked at the Blue Hen Dairy in Wilmington,...
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Oscar Lane Eller

October 6, 1935 - August 19, 2016

Oscar Lane Eller, 80, of Cecilton, MD passed away August 19, 2016. Born October 6, 1935 in Marshall, NC, Oscar was the son of the late Raymond and Anna (Merrill) Eller. Oscar worked as a personnel clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad/Conrail from which he retired. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and gardening. Oscar is survived by his two daughters, Lanea Fonseca and Anna Ebersol;...
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Delores Catherine Coleman

September 9, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Delores Catherine Coleman, age 92 of Newark, DE peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 surrounded by her family at home. She was born on September 9, 1923 in Richmond, VA to the late, Eugene Francis Carter and Beulah Maude (Purvis) Carter. Delores was a graduate of Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond and worked 18 years for Verizon first as an...
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Alvin Kent Westfall

March 7, 1938 - August 13, 2016

Alvin Kent Westfall, age 78, of west Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Twin Pines HealthCare Center. He was born March 7, 1938, in Buckhannon, WV to the late Charles Ray and Lois Talbot Westfall. A 1957 graduate of Buckhannon Upshur High School, Ken served his country in the Army National Guard until 1963. He worked as a grocery clerk at various food stores, in the...
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Joel Louise Ervin

September 28, 1930 - August 8, 2016

Joel Louise Ervin, 85, of Bear, DE passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare in Hockessin, DE. Born September 28, 1930 in Bradford, PA, Joel was the daughter of the late Bruce Carothers and Genevieve Nora (Gnagey) Mellinger. She had a passion for theater and was active in Franklin and Marshall College's Green Room in Lancaster, PA and with the Senior Troupe of the North...
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Danuiel Lee Rash

March 10, 1959 - July 27, 2016

Danuiel Lee Rash, age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born March 10, 1959, in Elkton, MD, to Betty Ann (Cole) Rash-Walker, and the late Walter Samuel Rash. A passionate worker, Danny worked as a warehouse manager for 28 years at Avon Products, in addition to working as a maintenance supervisor at J.C. Penney's at Prices...
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Donald A. Hopson, Sr.

June 6, 1954 - July 17, 2016

Donald A, Hopson, Sr., age 62 of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home in Newark. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Darby, PA to the late Robert and Dorothy Carlin Hopson. Don (as his family called him, although he loved being called Donald) was a family man who enjoyed being with his family, watching cartoons with his grandkids, and relaxing in Paradise at Hideaway Beach...
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Edward Kenneth Laws

June 12, 1941 - July 17, 2016

Edward Kenneth (Ken) Laws, 75, of Bear, DE, passed away at home July 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Delaware, Ken was born in Newark on June 12, 1941. He was a graduate of Newark High School, a veteran of the Army National Guard and retired from a career at DuPont as a computer programmer. He had a love of horses, John Deere tractors, and he and his wife...
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Elizabeth Louise Grohs

November 7, 1932 - July 11, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Grohs, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016, at Dominion Village in Poquoson, VA. She was 83 years old. Betty was born on November 7, 1932, in Unionville, PA, to the late John Paul and Eleanor Heald Galloway. She resided in Newark, DE for nearly 60 years and enjoyed the past year spending time in Virginia. Betty met the love of her life, Richard "Dick" Grohs...
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Louise Willis Vannoy

February 17, 1917 - July 9, 2016

Louise Willis Vannoy, of Kemblesville, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2016, at age 99, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday. She was the daughter of Lillian Creswell Willis and Daniel J. Willis of Newark, DE. Louise was a graduate of Newark High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1939. She joined the New London Presbyterian Church...
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Walter G. Peters

June 7, 1918 - June 28, 2016

Walter G. Peters, Age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Country House in Wilmington, DE. Walt was born on June 7, 1918, in Wenonah, NJ, the son of the late Raymond I. Sr. and Alice (Watson) Peters. After graduating from Bucknell and attending officer training at Harvard, he served in the South Pacific as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He...
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Robert A. Pierce

August 5, 1942 - June 21, 2016

Robert A. Pierce, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away at home surrounded by his family on June 21, 2016. Born on August 5, 1942 in West Grove, PA, he was son of the late John S. and Edna Mae (Steward) Pierce. Robert attended the Auburn Regular Baptist Church. He loved bowling with the Oxford League as well as playing softball for Hoffman's Haven. Robert is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley...
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Anne "Gram" Swan

June 30, 1927 - June 18, 2016

Anne M. Swan, "Gram", age 88, of Landenberg, PA passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born on June 30, 1927 in Fair Hill, MD to the late C. Stanley and Grace (Martindell) Moore. Anne was a graduate of Kenmore High School and Goldey College. In addition to farming with her husband, she worked for 32 years as a secretary in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Delaware....
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Dorothy H. Morgan

November 11, 1922 - June 18, 2016

Dorothy H. Morgan, 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016. Born on November 11, 1922 in Woodstown, NJ, and raised by Rev. A.D. Hammond in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Alice Hammond. Dorothy graduated from Mercy Hospital and then went on to work as a school nurse at Dunleith and Minquadale both in DE. She then worked at Del Tech as a...
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Glenn Lee Whitlock

November 9, 1955 - June 13, 2016

Glenn Lee Whitlock, age 60, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born on November 9, 1955 in Wilmington, DE to the late Malcolm Lee and Ruth (Baker) Whitlock. Glenn owned and operated his own mechanics shop where he worked on anything with an engine. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, semi pro racer, and enjoyed most motor sports. When he wasn't working on motors or...
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Gary Lee Green

October 26, 1938 - June 9, 2016

Gary Lee Green, 77, of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on October 26, 1938 in Upland, PA, he was the son of the late George E. and Mildred (Howells) Green. Gary was the proud owner of Green's County Store in Mendenhall, PA from 1977-2000. He also worked at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. He was an avid coin collector,...
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Mary Louise Laws

September 17, 1922 - June 3, 2016

Mary Louise Laws, age 93 of Bear, DE passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1922 in Newark, DE to the late Ralph Raymond, Sr. and Beulah (Eastburn) Lewis. Mary attended Goldey-Beacom College and went on to become an executive secretary at the Refinery in Delaware City. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. Animals of all nature had a special place in Mary's heart,...
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John F. McCollum, Jr.

November 6, 1936 - June 2, 2016

John F. McCollum, Jr., age 79 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born on November 6, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late John F., Sr. and Blanche Gregorkiewicz McCollum. John worked as a lineman for Diamond State Telephone from which he retired. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was an avid surf fisherman and hunter. He was a life member of Abate, and a member...
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Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman

May 18, 1936 - June 1, 2016

Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman, age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on June 1, 2016. He was born on May 18, 1936 in Newark, DE to the late, Thomas F. Sweetman and Julia M. (Lloyd) Sweetman. Robert worked for General (Kraft) Foods until his retirement in 1998. Sergeant First Class Sweetman retired from the Delaware Army National Guard, 198th Signal Battalion, A Company serving from 1956-1990. Bob...
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Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban

July 31, 1938 - May 30, 2016

Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban, 77, graduated to heaven's glory and was received into the arms of Jesus on May 30, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Gwen concluded her journey with cancer holding the hands of loved ones and began eternity welcomed by departed loved ones, including her infant son, Tommy. Born in Camden, NJ, in 1938, Gwen was the...
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Michael J. Randvere

May 1, 1943 - May 29, 2016

Michael "Mickey" Randvere, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 29, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born May 1, 1943 in Berlin, Germany, to Frederick and the late Crystal Grunwald Randvere. He was a longtime resident of Newark, DE and Manville NJ. In the late 1970s, he graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry. He went on...
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John Llera

November 22, 1931 - May 26, 2016

John Llera, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, DE. He was born November 22, 1931, in Norfolk, VA to the late Juan and Juanita Santos Llera of Puerto Rico. John served his country for 27 years in both the Army and the Navy, from which he retired. He then worked in the U.S. Civil Service for another 24 years at the Elsmere...
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Charles Ellis Given, Sr.

August 26, 1943 - May 22, 2016

Charles Ellis Given, Sr., age 72 of Newark, Delaware, passed away on, May 22, 2016 at the Heartland Hospice House. He was born on August 26, 1943 in Elkton, Maryland to the late Thomas Norton Given and Belle Virginia Jackson. Charles worked as a cabinet maker specializing in building fine furniture. He was often commissioned to design and build specialty items. He was a veteran of the...
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Martin Leroy Whiteman

February 18, 1944 - May 17, 2016

Martin Leroy Whiteman, age 72 of Earleville, MD passed away after a long illness surrounded by his loving family on, May 17, 2016. Born on February 18, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late, Norman Franklin Whiteman and Evelyn Belle (Jester) Whiteman. Martin served in the National Guard for the United States military and was also a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Newark, DE for 50...
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Wallace Peery Behnke

March 25, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Wallace Peery Behnke, age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on April 23, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1929 in Trenton, MO to the late, Wallace Kessler Behnke and Pauline (Hill) Behnke. Wallace served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He spent nearly forty years at DuPont working on research and development of Thermoman and Nomex. He was involved in private consulting work during...
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Franklyn E. Boys

November 22, 1922 - April 22, 2016

Franklyn E. Boys passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born, November 22, 1922 in Wilmington and was the son of Clyde and Louise Boys. Frank grew up in Wilmington, Alabama, Chicago, and Drexel Hill, PA as his father transferred with Hercules Powder Co. Upon graduation from Upper Darby High School in 1941, Frank entered the University...
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Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr.

March 19, 1933 - April 21, 2016

Donald Wilken McElwee, Sr., age 83, of Newark, DE, living on the same road for 83 years, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Wilmington, DE and was the son of the late Wilken Lamont and Myrna Viola Thompson McElwee. He graduated from Newark High School. He was a truck driver, a dispatcher at M&G Convoy, Bakers and DuPont;...
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Helen T. Rhodes

July 4, 1947 - April 16, 2016

Helen T. Rhodes, 68, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on April 16, 2016. Born on July 04, 1947 in Bel Air, MD, Helen was the daughter of the late Luther and Virdie (Shumate) Taylor. Helen is survived by her 5 children, Mark Taylor and his wife, Kelly, Tinamarie Reamy and her husband, Jason, Kevin Taylor and his fiancé, Dorothy, Shannon Taylor and...
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Lewis "Jake" Maclary

April 11, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Lewis F. "Jake" Maclary, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1929 in Newark, DE to the late C. Lewis Maclary and Helen (Frazer) Willis. He entered the Navy at age 17 and served as a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he worked for Chrysler's Mopar Plant in the facilities and...
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Paul A. Boulden

December 25, 1944 - April 12, 2016

Paul A. Boulden, 71, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his loving family April 12, 2016 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born December 25, 1944 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David and Lucy Boulden. Paul retired from Chrysler after 30 years. He was a dedicated NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan who also enjoyed NHRA. He was an animal lover who held a special place in...
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Mary E. Crouch

January 2, 1929 - April 12, 2016

Mary E. Crouch, age 87, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Laurelwood Care Center. She was born on January 2, 1929 in Chester, PA to the late Walter Myers and Emma (Caraigan) Myers. She worked as a factory worker for National Vulcanized Fiber Mill in Newark, DE. She enjoyed playing poker and horse racing and was an avid visitor at Delaware Park. She is survived by her...
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Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III

October 26, 1977 - March 29, 2016

Clay Wall "Bo" McInnis, III, 38, of Hockessin, DE died on March 29th, 2016. Born on October 26, 1977 in Wilmington, DE, Clay was the son of the late Clay Wall McInnis, Jr. and the late Judy Bredeson McInnis. From a young age, Clay was passionate about music. His mother initially taught him the piano keyboard on her accordion. Her musical talents as well as his father's natural ear for music...
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Essie May Tuggle

May 19, 1925 - March 28, 2016

Essie May Tuggle, age 90, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Newark, DE. She was born on May 19, 1925 in Russell County, VA to the late Evans Sylvester and Mary Jane Stillwell Cordle. She is survived by her children; Charles Sylvester Tuggle and his companion, Shirley Stoneback of Oxford, PA, Arnold Edward Tuggle and his wife, Theresa of...
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Audrey C. Laws

August 14, 1927 - March 24, 2016

Audrey C. Laws, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Season's Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on August 14, 1927 in Christiana, DE to the late Olan J., Sr. and Lela G. Leasure Cleaver. Audrey lived her entire life in the Newark-Christiana area. She attended Christiana Elementary School and graduated from...
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James Vaughan Jaquette

October 10, 1933 - March 11, 2016

James Vaughan Jaquette, age 82, of Newark DE, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on October 10, 1933 in Newark, DE to the late John Paul and Louise Blanchfield Jaquette. He is survived by his son, David Vaughan Jaquette, of Winchester, VA; daughter, Cyndi Lee Boulden, of Newark, DE; son, Lawrence Alan Jaquette, of Asheville,...
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Alfred E. Musser, Jr.

September 19, 1940 - March 9, 2016

Alfred E. Musser, Jr., age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born September 19, 1940 in Wilmington, DE to the late Alfred E., Sr. and Sara Williams Musser. He worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, DE for 30 years until his retirement. Al was a big sports fan and a loyal supporter of the University...
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Evelyn M. Roberts

March 7, 1922 - March 8, 2016

Evelyn May Roberts, (née Frank); passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, one day after her 94th birthday, in Newark, DE. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved music, dance, and gardening. Evelyn participated in many amateur dance competitions, and always did well - having the trophies to prove it. Her lifelong love...
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John Elias Crossley

May 25, 1939 - February 27, 2016

John Elias Crossley, age 76 of Newark, DE, passed away on February 27, 2016. Born on May 25, 1939 to the late Elias Cox Crossley and Emma Ann (Taylor) Crossley in Wilmington, DE. John was a self-employed electrician and owned Crossley Electric. He enjoyed fishing, listening to country music, and wood working. John is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Virgie Crossley of Newark,...
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Elaine P. Ardes

March 20, 1945 - February 21, 2016

Elaine P. Ardes, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away in her sleep in her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Born March 20, 1945 in Manchester, England. She was cared for throughout her illness by her husband, Joseph Ardes; they were married 53 years. She is a Native of Delaware County, PA. She loved her animals and garden. She worked tirelessly for Pennies In Action....
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George Thomas Esry, III

April 14, 1928 - February 17, 2016

George Thomas Esry, III, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Manor Care Pike Creek on February 17, 2016 joining his beloved wife JoAnna in Heaven. He was a devoted husband of 59 years, a wonderful father, an avid reader, instructor, mentor, dog lover, sports fan and wildlife enthusiast. Born April 14, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, the only son of George E. and Clara O. Esry,...
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Helena E. Sullivan

August 17, 1928 - February 14, 2016

Helena E. Sullivan, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1928 in Washington, PA to the late Karl Thomas Ekland and Lily (Applequist) Ekland. She is survived by two children, Richard B. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife Bettie of Baltimore, MD, and Lisa M. Campbell and her husband, John of Newark, DE; and six grandchildren, and one great...
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Louise V. Grace

March 9, 1913 - February 8, 2016

Louise V. Grace, age 102, of Newark, DE passed away on February 8, 2016. Born on March 9, 1913 to the late Waldo and Elsie (Fussner) Vaughn of Chardon, Ohio. Louise retired on July 1, 1975 from Newark Woolworths as a book keeper after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), Martha Chapter #66 of Fort Atkinson, WI. Louise attended and was dedicated to...
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Norma V. "Granny" Getty

January 12, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Norma V. "Granny" Getty, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away on February 3, 2016. She was born in Glasgow, DE on January 12, 1930. Norma is survived by her sons, Roger Getty (Susanne), of Elkton, MD and David Getty of Delaware City, DE; daughters, Susan Getty-Evans of Elkton, MD, Sandra Ringler (Jay), of Bear, DE, and Wendy Getty of Middletown, DE; brother, John McDaniel (Shirl), of Newark, DE;...
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Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr.

October 11, 1961 - January 30, 2016

Joseph E. Eastridge, Jr., age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on January 30, 2016. Joseph was born in Jennersville, PA on October 11, 1961. Joe was the son of Joseph E. Eastridge, Sr. of Newark, DE and Sylvia (Culler) Martin of Florida. He graduated from Newark High School and Vocational High School. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service as an Assembler and Utility Operator....
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Catherine E. Space

March 20, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Catherine E. Space, age 91 of Newark, DE passed away on January 29, 2016. She is survived by daughters: Holly J. Brundage, and husband, Hal of Kennett Square, PA and Beverly Pennypacker of Wilmington, DE; son, Randall Space and wife, Pam of Elkton, MD; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew...
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Elizabeth Marie Doyle

February 12, 1955 - January 27, 2016

ELIZABETH MARIE DOYLE, age 60, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Elkton, MD, to the late Henry J. and Lula Hill Doyle. She lived in Newark, Delaware all her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sister,...
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William J. Fraser

February 10, 1917 - January 22, 2016

William J. Fraser, age 98, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at his home in Newark, Delaware. He was one of twins born to the late Sgt. and Mrs. John Fraser. He retired from the Newark Post Office in 1975 with 26 years of service, where he was employed as clerk, carrier, and was in charge of vehicle operations. In 1968 he received the "National Suggestion of the Year" award given by the...
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John D. Marr, Jr.

January 2, 1921 - January 17, 2016

John D. Marr, Jr, age 95, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Needham, MA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark, DE. He was born in Wilmington, DE on January 2, 1921, to the late John D., Sr. and Marian Hodkin Marr. John served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a combat engineer. Following his active duty, he would remain in the Army...
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