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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.

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Our Obituaries

Richard Arthur Lapointe

October 31, 1929 - May 31, 2021

Richard Arthur Lapointe of Newark, DE, age 91, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, May 31, 2021. Richard was born on October 31, 1929 in Lisbon, New Hampshire to the late Arthur Theodore Lapointe and Rhea (Wheelock) Hanks. Richard was a boilermaker for 46 years and worked most of his career with Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., for whom he had the opportunity to travel all over...
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Harry Mac McCommons

February 24, 1937 - May 28, 2021

Harry Perry McCommons, "Perry" "Mac", age 84 of Lillington, NC, passed away on May 28, 2021. He was born in Elkton, MD on February 24, 1937 to the late Amor P. McCommons and Ethel Elizabeth (Jackson) McCommons. Perry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1985 after 30 years of active-duty service. Perry retired from federal civil...
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Ronald "Ron" Edward Wilson

June 26, 1946 - May 23, 2021

Ronald "Ron" "Ronnie" Edward Wilson of Newark, DE, age 74, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born in West Grove, PA on June 26, 1946 to the late Edward K. Wilson, Jr. and Margaret (Cregger) Wilson. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. A hard worker, he was employed at Hewlett Packard, which later became Agilent Technologies, for over 40 years...
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Joanne B. Daly

February 9, 1932 - May 22, 2021

Joanne Brauer Daly of West Grove, PA, age 89, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was born in Chester, PA on February 9, 1932 to the late Claude Herman Brauer and Marian Catherine (Price) Brauer. Joanne earned a Bachelor's Degree from West Chester State College and went on to earn 30 graduate degree credits from Temple University and the University of Delaware. In her long and varied...
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Filomena T. Dunton

January 15, 1950 - May 21, 2021

Filomena T. Dunton, age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. She was born in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 15, 1950 to the late Jose Graciano Toledo and Odila Mendes (Cardoso) Toledo. Filomena was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed gardening flowers and veggies, liked doing math, and she even wrote a novel but...
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Phyllis Cynthia Given

April 16, 1946 - May 16, 2021

Phyllis Cynthia Given of Newark, DE, age 75, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021. Phyllis was born on April 16, 1946 in East Stroudsburg, PA to the late Winfield W. Price and Mary (Thomas) Price Given. Phyllis graduated Newark High School and then worked for Avon in the production department. She left work when she had her first son, went back to Avon and retired from the HR department. ...
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Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Walls

December 4, 1935 - May 14, 2021

Mary "Mary Lou" Louise Walls of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021. Mary Lou was born on December 4, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Maurice L. Fox and Mary K. (Kowalski) Fox. Mary Lou graduated Ursuline Academy in 1953 and later the University of Maryland in 1958. She was a Moose Lodge 1578 of New Castle member, member of Wednesday Morning Housewife League and was also...
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Stanley Verbit, M.D.

October 25, 1923 - May 4, 2021

Husband of E. Carolyn Verbit (nee Hayman) of Wilmington, DE, son of the late David A & Cecelia E Verbit, peacefully passed away on May 4, 2021. Dr. Verbit practiced medicine in Wilmington Delaware for over 50 years. He was born in Philadelphia and was a graduate of the 176 Class of Central High School, earned degrees from Temple University and Temple University Medical School. He is survived...
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Gerald "Jerry" Richard Leahy, Sr.

September 28, 1933 - May 3, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" R. Leahy, age 87, passed away on May 3, 2021 at Calvert Manor Healthcare in Rising Sun, MD. A loving father, Jerry will be fondly remembered for his passion for playing sports, his enjoyment of coaching his sons' football and baseball teams, his encouragement of his daughters' horseback-riding competitions, his love of working on the farm, and his delight in wood working. ...
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Dorothy Lindamood

July 10, 1930 - May 1, 2021

Dorothy Mae Lindamood, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was born in Newark, DE on July 10, 1930 to the late Paul Patrick Keeley and Rose Elizabeth (Coleman) Ziegler. Dorothy is survived by her two daughters: Nancy Diane Cochran and her husband, Tom of Wilmington, DE and Barbara Jean Brunnet and her husband, Wayne of Newark, DE; four grandchildren: Holly,...
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William Cyrus "Cy" Smith

June 2, 1922 - April 29, 2021

William Cyrus "Cy" Smith, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his daughter's home with family by his side. Cy was born on June 2, 1922, son of the late Lola J. and Gustavus Henderson Smith, Sr. He was a graduate of Newark High School, class of 1940. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Gunner's Mate on Liberty Ship SS Thomas J...
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Edward "Ed" Valentine Twardus

September 11, 1930 - April 28, 2021

Edward "Ed" Valentine Twardus of Oxford, PA, age 90, passed away on April 28, 2021. Ed was born on September 11, 1930 in West Springfield, MA to the late Walenty L. Twardus and Caroline (Kulik) Twardus. Ed graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1953 with a degree in chemical engineering. He began a 40 year career with the DuPont Company Engineering Dept. in Wilmington, DE. ...
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Grace R. Owen

September 17, 1922 - April 23, 2021

Grace Carmlette (Richardson) Owen was born to William Winfree and Gracelyn Arline (Driscoll) Richardson on September 17, 1922 in Barhamsville, Virginia. She had 5 siblings: William Winfree,Jr., John Avery, and Anne Bernice Monacell pre-deceased her; Frank Raymond and Gary Meade are still living. She was the big sister to them and very much enjoyed their relationships, especially during her...
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Terry Bowers Potts

March 8, 1955 - April 18, 2021

Terry Bowers Potts, 66, went to her heavenly home on April 18, 2021 and was im-mediately wrapped in the arms of her daughter, Danielle Renee Potts. Her passing was unexpected, and her family and friends are shocked and deeply saddened. Terry was a devoted wife to Dan for 43 years, a loving mother to Danielle and Ashlea and was so excited to be a doting GiGi to Molly. She grew up in...
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Kay Sierer Hill

April 16, 1949 - April 17, 2021

Kay Sierer Hill of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 17, 2021, one day after her 72nd birthday of April 16. Throughout a long and valiant battle against a number of difficult health issues, Kay's grace, wit, and infectious personality continued to shine. Kay was the daughter of the late Harry Donald Sierer, and his wife, Jean (Burns) Sierer. Kay attended, and graduated...
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John "Captain" Joseph McAtee

July 7, 1955 - April 16, 2021

John "Captain" Joseph McAtee of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. John was born on July 7, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Joseph McAtee and Margaret Rose (Potenburg) McAtee. John was an extremely hard worker and was incredibly proud of the years he spent as a crane operator. He was happiest on the water, either fishing on his boat the "Mac Attack" or...
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Carol M. Peters

May 13, 1938 - April 15, 2021

Carol Meade Peters passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Carol was born on May 13, 1938 in Wilmington, DE and lived her entire life in Newark. She is survived by her two children: Nina Warren and her husband, Frank of Newark, DE, and Joel B. Peters and his wife, Cece of North East, Md; grandchildren: Cody A. Peters of North East, MD, Trevor John Clemens of Newark, DE, Dylan L. Peters of...
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Jay "Keith" Moss

April 30, 1965 - April 12, 2021

Keith Moss of Newark, DE, age 55, passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 12, 2021. Keith was born on April 30, 1965 in Morgantown, WV to the late Joe Francis Moss and Jean Elizabeth (Marcrum) Moss. Keith's passion was music. He was a respected and gifted guitar player and a talented engineer and producer at Target Studios in Newark. Keith played with many well-known area bands...
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Mary Lee Barr

September 13, 1940 - April 4, 2021

Mary Lee Barr of Newark, DE, age 80, a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ passed away Sunday, Resurrection day, April 4, 2021. Mary was born on September 13, 1940 in Johnson City, TN to the late William and Betty Nunley. Mary worked for European Exchange System at the Palace of Justice while she was in Germany with her husband. Later she worked at University of Delaware in...
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Daniel "Danny" Jerome Lane III

November 20, 1954 - April 4, 2021

Daniel "Danny" Jerome Lane III of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a long illness. Danny was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel Jerome Lane Jr. and Marijane (Williams) Wheatley and spent his childhood in Eastburn Acres. Danny was proud to have achieved his Master Plumbing license and through the years worked for many local companies; starting at age 14 with R.R....
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Robert Kriebel, Sr.

March 30, 1968 - April 3, 2021

Robert Wayne Kriebel, Sr. age 53 of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on April 3, 2021. He was born on March 30, 1968 in Wilmington, DE to Steven Bruce Kriebel, Sr. and the late Alice Grace (Carl) Kriebel. Robert was passionate about his employment and enjoyed driving his tow trucks. He dedicated 15 years of his life to driving trucks and was employed by Bauls Towing and Ewing Towing. Robert is...
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Barbara Ann Hendricks

July 21, 1949 - March 30, 2021

B-Mom, a retired Hospice Nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, lover of turtles, SciFi, magical creatures, angels; theatre patron and traveler took her final journey on March 30, 2021, following complications from a tragic auto accident. Barbara was born on July 21, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Arthur and Lena Shipman Dintaman. Barbara completed an LPN in 1983, she returned to...
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Ralph William Lamenzo, Jr.

November 5, 1932 - March 27, 2021

Ralph William Lamenzo, Jr. died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 peacefully and surrounded by his family. Born in Norwich, Connecticut to Ralph W. Lamenzo, Sr. and Mable Coombs Lamenzo, the family moved to Reisterstown, Maryland in the 1940s. In 8th grade Ralph met the love of his life, Beverly Caltrider. At the time Ralph had another girlfriend, but Bev soon won his heart forever. They would...
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Charles Allen Carter

March 25, 1958 - March 19, 2021

Charles "Chuck" Allen Carter of Harrington, DE, age 62, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Susan Thompson-Carter; son, Chase Thompson-Carter and stepson, Spencer Powell. He is also survived by his siblings: David, Dale, Brenda and Scott and in-laws: Bobby, JoAnn, Jerry and Barry. Chuck grew up in Felton, DE and was the son of Charles and Roberta Carter. In...
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Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose

November 6, 1961 - March 15, 2021

Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose of Townsend, DE, age 59, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021. Mary Beth was born on November 6, 1961 in Buffalo, NY to the late George William Rose and Marie Elizabeth (Gallagher) Rose. Mary Beth was a college graduate of Goldey Beacom where she received her Bachelor's degree. She then worked at AstraZenaca Pharmaceutical Company for 38 years as a Safety,...
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John "Babe" Vincent Smith

September 19, 1926 - March 14, 2021

John V. Smith was born on September 9, 1926 in West Grove, PA. His parents were George I. and Mary A. (Daly) Smith. He was the youngest of 4 siblings, hence the nickname "Babe". He was raised on a farm on Flint Hill Road (Landenberg) and attended West Grove Elementary. John entered the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and...
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Howard R. Pierce

October 27, 1927 - March 10, 2021

Wilmington, Delaware – It is with great sadness that the family of Howard R. Pierce announces his passing on Wednesday, March10, 2021. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family to go to his heavenly home and be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Howard was born October 27, 1927 to the late Paul Phillip and Rebecca Marguerite Riale Pierce in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Howard...
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Kristopher "Kris" Ross Tompkins

June 15, 1993 - March 6, 2021

Kristopher Ross Tompkins of Newark, DE, age 27, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Kris was born on June 15, 1993 in Augusta, GA to Daniel Joseph Tompkins and Kelly Vickers Tompkins. Kris loved the outdoors. He loved boating, sailing, fishing and shooting. His favorite places would be anywhere there was sand, sun and water. Kris also loved the mountains, camping and campfires. He...
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Paul Jeffers Thompson

May 7, 1926 - February 27, 2021

Paul Jeffers Thompson, 94, Avondale, PA passed away on February 27, 2021. He was one of our last WWII vets, having enlisted on his eighteenth birthday, 1944, in the Army Airforce. After serving 2 ½ years in Japan, Paul returned home to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his future wife, Jacqueline Stewart. They were to celebrate their 73rd anniversary in April. Paul received his bachelor's...
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Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean

November 29, 1927 - February 25, 2021

Ruth M. Buckingham-McClean passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021. She had been living comfortably at Pocopson Home in Pennsylvania for the last few years. Ruth was born on November 29, 1927 in Blue Ball, MD. Her father, Howard Miller, was a farm manager but later purchased the family farm in Landenburg, PA. Ruth spent many summers at her grandmother and grandfather's farm, that of the...
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Cory Craig O'Connor

May 12, 1974 - February 14, 2021

Cory Craig O'Connor of Elkton, MD, age 46, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. Cory was born on May 12, 1974 in Towson, MD to Barry Craig O'Connor and the late Rosalie (Klunk) O'Connor. Cory was a 1992 graduate of Elkton High School. He has worked for DuPont as an Events Manager and then an Administrator for Discover Card. Cory enjoyed fishing, boating and eating crabs. Cory is...
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James Matthew Wilson, Sr.

November 30, 1979 - February 10, 2021

James Matthew Wilson, Sr., age 40, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 30, 1979 to Kenneth Herstine Wilson, Sr. and the late Mary Kathleen (Edwards) Wilson. James was a skilled General Contractor. He had a great sense of humor and loved cracking jokes or playing pranks. James took great joy in reading and playing video...
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Barbara "Ann" Connon

May 5, 1931 - February 5, 2021

Barbara "Ann" Connon, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on February 5, 2021 at the age of 89. She was temporarily living in Florence, AZ with her daughter and passed away peacefully in her sleep. Ann was the daughter of the late Katherine and Samuel Leonard born on May 5, 1931. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Connon. Ann is survived by her children, Catherine Degazelle (husband Robert)...
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Allen Kent Stoddard, Sr.

July 1, 1946 - February 4, 2021

Allen Kent Stoddard Sr. of Townsend, DE, age 74, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. Allen was born on July 1, 1946 in Putnam, CT to the late Paul Allen Stoddard and Virginia Mae (Kent) Stoddard. Allen enjoyed doing wood working, loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables and fishing. He loved crossword puzzles, suduko and playing cards. Allen loved to sit and watch his goats. He...
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Adelene Thelma Robinson

October 12, 1924 - February 1, 2021

Adelene ("Addie") Robinson, age 96, passed away on February 1, 2021, at Wilmington General Hospital after a short illness. She was born Adelene Thelma Foster on October 12, 1924 in Philadelphia, the first of thirteen children of Frederick Foster and Adelene Winterborne. Addie lived most of her life in Newark DE, first on Cleveland Avenue and then on White Clay Creek Road. She married her...
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Carol Ann Patterson

December 24, 1937 - January 31, 2021

Carol Ann Patterson of Rising Sun, Maryland, age 83, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 24, 1937, to the late Ira S. Pruitt and Marion (McKay) Pruitt. Carol graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and continued her education, earning a Master's degree from Washington College,...
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Richard B. Streaker , Jr.

January 30, 2021

Richard B. Streaker, Jr. of Milford, DE passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 13, 1981. Richard is survived by his mother, Diane S. Deeney and her husband, Bill; father, Richard B. Streaker, Sr.; brother, Stephen Streaker; sister, Kathleen Mullen; grandmother, Marie Streaker and aunt, Robin Streaker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard...
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Sandra C. Bloom

November 6, 1934 - January 22, 2021

Sandra L. (Cooke) Bloom of Newark, DE, age 86, died peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021. Sandra was born on November 6, 1934 in New Orleans, LA to the late Austin Cooke and Lucile A. (Worsham) Cooke. As a native of New Orleans, Sandra was very proud of her Louisiana heritage. She hosted many Mardi Gras parties, and brought some of her hometown to her northern friends. She graduated from...
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Edward P. Stafford

September 6, 1930 - January 20, 2021

Edward P. Stafford of Newark, DE, age 90, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Edward was born on September 6, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ernest Stafford and Margaret (Bakey) Stafford. Edward graduated from Wilmington High School and played the clarinet in the school's band. He then served in the Air Force and played clarinet for the Air Force Band...
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Ruth Ann Searl

April 2, 1950 - January 19, 2021

Ruth Rose Searl of Newark, DE, age 70, joined her Maker on January 19, 2021. She was the daughter of Elmer and Rosalie Rose and was raised in Stanton, DE. Ruth was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for forty years in northern Delaware and southern New Jersey. Ruth is survived by her husband, John; children: John B. Searl, Sarah Heredia and 2 grandchildren: Kody and Lena Heredia. ...
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Ralph Duane Lyons, Jr.

February 10, 1947 - January 18, 2021

Ralph Duane Lyons Jr. of Newark, DE, age 73, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Ralph was born on February 10, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Ralph Duane Lyons Sr. and Lucille Daisy (White) Ellsworth. Ralph served in the Marines from 1966-1972 and in the Echo 2.9 from 1966-1967. During his time in the Marines he received many medals and honors: Vietnam Commendation medal,...
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Petar Dobric

February 2, 1952 - January 18, 2021

Petar Dobric, devoted husband, father and grandfather, of Elkton, MD, age 68, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Petar was born on February 2, 1952 in Blatusa, Croatia to the late Djuradja Dobric and Ljubica (Gazibara) Dobric. Petar finished tailoring school in Karlovac, Croatia. He started his career in Croatia and continued his trade throughout his life. Petar and his family moved to...
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Doris B. "Peggy" Briscoe

September 17, 1934 - January 16, 2021

Doris Marguerite "Peggy" Beers Briscoe, of Newark, passed away at home in her sleep on January 16, 2021, at age 86, on the eve of her wedding anniversary to Frank H. Briscoe, with whom she shared a passionate marriage for 68 years. Peggy was born on September 17, 1934 in Newark to the late James E. and Elva Kathryn Beers. Peggy was a lifelong, active member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church...
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Donald Paul Parag

August 13, 1961 - January 13, 2021

Donald Paul Parag of Wilmington, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Donald was born on August 13, 1961, in Wilmington, DE, to the late Paul Parag and Hazel Mae (Grace) Parag. Don owned and operated Don's Towing & Auto Sales since 1981, and recently worked at Design Contracting. He loved animals and has rescued many throughout his life. Don loved Harley motorcycles; he owned...
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Ruth Ann Wick

November 19, 1936 - January 12, 2021

Ruth Ann Wick of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with her daughters by her side. Ruth Ann was born on November 19, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late Randolph Lewis McVey and Vendela S. (Robinson) McVey. Ruth Ann worked for the Delaware State Police as a secretary for 10 years and then stayed at home to raise her children. Later, she went to work for DuPont as an...
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Betty C. Bergendahl

August 21, 1934 - January 10, 2021

Betty Clare Bergendahl passed peacefully on January 10, 2021. She was 86 years young. Betty was born in Neptune New Jersey on August 21, 1935. She was the daughter of her loving parents Anna Paasch Young and Harold Bertrand Young. Betty loved that she shared her birthday with Donald Duck. Betty was predeceased by her husband Tom. Betty and Tom were married for 63 years until Tom's death in...
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Milan Slijepcevic

October 30, 1963 - January 7, 2021

Milan Slijepcevic was an incredible human being. Anyone who knew him was immediately struck by his immense heart, childlike spirit, and boisterous laugh. He always laughed – no matter how silly the joke was. His laughter filled the spaces of every room, and it came from the heart. He was genuine to the core of his being, and honest to a fault. You always knew what you were getting with him,...
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Herbert I. Brown

August 25, 1925 - January 5, 2021

Herbert Irving Brown passed away January 5, 2021 beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Herb was born August 25, 1925 to Herbert and Sarah Lucinda (Crow) Brown in Newark, DE. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Robert and sister-in-law Dorothy and his sister Henrietta and brother-in-law Dan Mahan. Herb is survived by his loving wife Nancy ...
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Rosemary N. Finlayson

May 4, 1924 - January 3, 2021

Rosemary Nemeth Finlayson of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at home. Rosemary was born in Homestead, PA on May 4, 1924. She was the daughter of Michael John Mille and Anna Rose Novack Mille of Pittsburgh, PA. Rosemary was a graduate of Duquesne University. She was a loving spouse and mother, teacher, and active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and The Center of Hope. She is...
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Tanya Clair Hurley

August 22, 1934 - December 25, 2020

Our dear beloved mother Tanya Clair Hurley, age 86, Newark, Delaware, went home to be with the Lord on our dear Savior's (Jesus Christ) birthday, Christmas, December 25, 2020. Tanya was born to Frank and Sue (Cusano) Baldino on August 22, 1934, in Philadelphia. Tanya had a passion for art and was an art major studying and learning different techniques. She painted with water colors and oil...
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Phyllis Marie Maier

December 8, 1932 - December 25, 2020

Phyllis Marie Maier of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. Phyllis was born on December 8, 1932 in Fox Chase, PA to the late Clark Cahall and Lillian (Wilson) Haley. Phyllis was a 1950 Newark High School graduate. She attended Goldey Beacom College and later worked for DuPont as a secretary and St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Newark. Phyllis was a very loving person...
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James E. "Jimmy" Flynn

April 5, 1933 - December 17, 2020

James E. "Jimmy" Flynn (1933-2020) James E. "Jimmy" Flynn, beloved father, grandfather, friend and coach, passed away peacefully of natural causes in the comfort of family on December 17, 2020. A man who cherished his faith and his family, Jimmy was 87. Born one of nine children in Pittsburgh on April 5, 1933, he was the son of John and Adele Flynn. He attended St. Philomena's parish grade...
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Ruby M. Bib

October 19, 1938 - December 15, 2020

Ruby M. Bib of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Ruby was born on October 19, 1938 in Twin Oaks, PA to the late Reuben Heath and Viola (Hill) Heath. Ruby worked as a clerk in Veteran's Administration and had also worked as a secretary in doctor's and lawyer's offices. She was a great home maker and mother and was a kind person. Ruby loved to sew and cook, and...
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Charles & Doris Cochran

December 8, 2020

Instead of preparing for their 69th wedding anniversary, Charles William Cochran, age 91 and Doris "Dottie" Marie Cochran, age 87 of Stevens, PA crossed over to Heaven together on December 8, 2020. Charles and Doris were never, ever apart. They met more than seven decades ago. A friend asked teenaged Dottie Darsney if she'd like to write to her cousin, Charlie, an Army soldier overseas in the...
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Theresia Morfaw

May 10, 1932 - December 6, 2020

Theresia A. Morfaw of Bear, DE, age 88, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. Theresia was born on May 10, 1932 in Lebang-Fontem, Cameroon to the late Lekealem Tanyi-Mbu and Anyialem Tanyi-Mbu. Theresia was a God fearing woman, she loved God and praying. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Theresia loved dressing to the nines for any and every occasion….even if it was just to be around...
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Thomas "Tom" Andrew Bergendahl

February 9, 1932 - December 5, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Andrew Bergendahl, of Newark, DE, age 88, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was born in Minot, ND on February 9, 1932, to the late Paul John Bergendahl and Gussie Neely (Myracle) Bergendahl. He attended Tarleton State College and the University of Minnesota. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army; and of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he acted as a communications...
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George Wesley Hammond , Jr.

April 22, 1939 - December 4, 2020

George Wesley Hammond, Jr. of New Castle, DE, age 81 passed away Friday, December 4, 2020. He was born in Wilmington, DE on April 22, 1939 to the late George Wesley Hammond and Elaine Virginia (Watson) Hammond. George proudly served in the United States Navy as an engineer during the Korean War. He will be remembered dearly as a good, giving person that would do anything for you. George is...
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Genevieve "Jenny" Ethel Sharp

March 14, 1931 - November 28, 2020

Genevieve "Jenny" E. Sharp of New Castle, DE, age 89, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. Genevieve was born on March 14, 1931 in Alvon, WV to the late Frank A. Boggs and Ina L. (Wagoner) Boggs. Jenny was a bus driver at Lehane's Bus Service for 27 years. She loved the beach, especially spending time at her house in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Jenny was a very outspoken and generous person. ...
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Lawrence Charles Hultberg, Sr.

April 17, 1943 - November 25, 2020

Lawrence C. Hultberg Sr., age 77 of Newark, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 17th, 1943 to Evelyn Lucille Hultberg. Working at a young age to support his family, Larry was employed at the Delmar News Agency for more than 35 years, progressing through the company until he ultimately managed the Newspaper and...
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Louise Scruggs Dynes

July 1, 1931 - November 24, 2020

Louise Scruggs Dynes passed away at midnight, November 24, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her father, Admiral Richard Martin Scruggs, USN, and her mother, Louise Mitchell Scruggs. She is survived by her children, Dr. Scott Budd Chapman Dynes, Christina Dill, Richard Mitchell Grant Dynes, and her husband of 64 years, Dr. Wallace Arthur Dynes and 4 grandchildren. ...
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Dorothy L. Hazel

May 21, 1931 - November 23, 2020

Dorothy L. Hazel (Boyles) of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the age of 89. Dorothy was born on May 21, 1931 in Pierce, NE and her family then moved to Southeastern PA where she met and married the love of her life, John W. Hazel. Mr. and Mrs. Hazel relocated to Newark until, after 62 years of marriage, John passed away in 2009. Dorothy was an excellent homemaker, an...
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Eugenia M. Chobrda

January 16, 1947 - November 20, 2020

Eugenia Mary Walczak Chobrda 1/16/47-11/20/20 Before retiring to Delaware City, DE in 2005, Eugenia was a resident of Hightstown, NJ for 34 years. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, and graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in Jersey City, NJ in 1964 before attending secretarial school. She was a blazing fast typist. Over the years, she worked at McGraw-Hill in NYC, the Allentown Messenger...
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Winifred "Winnie" M. Koffenberger

November 29, 1926 - November 19, 2020

Winifred M. Koffenberger, died on November 19th at Christiana Hospital, of Covid-19. She was 93 and lived at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware. Born on November 29, 1926 in South Amboy, New Jersey, Winnie was the daughter of Helen Rickards Morford and Charles Dugan Morford of Wilmington, Delaware. Winnie met the love of her life, Ed Koffenberger, at P.S. DuPont High School when she...
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Robert Thomas McAlpine

March 6, 1936 - November 18, 2020

Robert "Bob" T. McAlpine, age 84, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Bob was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on March 6, 1936 to Thomas McAlpine and Ann Bell (Nickle) McAlpine. Bob graduated from Newark High School and the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He went on to earn his Master's Degree in music from West Chester State University. Bob taught vocal music and...
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Betty Mae Olenderski

May 17, 1937 - November 15, 2020

Betty Mae Olenderski of Newark, DE, age 83, passed away with her loving family by her side Sunday, November 15, 2020. Betty was born on May 17, 1937 in Cambridge, MD to the late Cecil Herbert Wright and Kathleen (Tyler) Wright. Betty loved providing for and taking care of her family. She especially loved her grandkids and enjoyed watching them grow up. Betty was a wonderful home cook and...
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Robert M. Thompson, Jr.

March 19, 1930 - November 11, 2020

Robert "Bob" M. Thompson Jr. of Hockessin, DE, age 90, passed away at home Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Bob was born on March 19, 1930 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert M. Thompson Sr. and Helen (Broomell) Thompson. Bob graduated from Newark High School in 1948. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and served for 2 years. He then worked for DuPont as a...
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Donald "Don" Arthur Barrow

October 8, 1937 - November 9, 2020

Donald "Don" Arthur Barrow, age 83, of Oxford, PA passed away at home on Monday, November 9, 2020. He was born in Newark, DE on October 8, 1937 to the late William Augustus Barrow and Hazel (Brown) Barrow. Don is survived by his daughter, Wendy Culberson and her husband, Tom; granddaughter, Jessica Pinkerton and her husband, Tim; and two great grandchildren: Summer and Elissa. Services...
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Claude Allen White, Jr.

August 17, 1954 - November 4, 2020

Claude Allen White, Jr. of Middletown, DE, age 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Bluefield, WV on August 17, 1954 to the late Claude Allen White, Sr. and Jo Ann (Branch) White. Allen was an avid spades player. He loved listening to music and played the guitar for many years. Allen enjoyed watching any and all...
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Francis "Fran" James Naber, Jr.

March 16, 1938 - November 2, 2020

Francis "Fran" James Naber Jr. of Newark, DE, age 82, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020. Fran was born on March 16, 1938 in Newark, NY to the late Francis James Naber Sr. and Gwendolyn (Morrill) Naber. Fran taught Business in high school and absolutely loved his students. He was very hard working and was constantly learning about different things. Fran had a knack for making his hobbies...
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James Robert Dearworth, Sr. M.D.

December 23, 1937 - October 30, 2020

James Robert Dearworth Sr. M.D. of Wilmington, DE, age 82 years, 10 months and 7 days, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. Dr. Dearworth was born on December 23, 1937 in Vandalia, IL to the late Frederick H. Dearworth and Maureen (Gum) Dearworth. Dr. Dearworth was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Medical School and served in the US Navy in the Public Health Services during the...
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Anne Marie Higgins

November 16, 1943 - October 29, 2020

Anne Marie Higgins (née McDonnell), 76 of Newark, Delaware passed peacefully on October 29, 2020. She was the loving wife of William, devoted mother of Christopher and Kathleen, generous mother in law to Janine (née Surace), adoring grandmother to Thomas, and caring sister to Patricia Connor (née McDonnell) and Kevin McDonnell. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Mary and James, her...
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Myrtle "Peggy" Levada Haas

September 16, 1929 - October 26, 2020

Myrtle "Peggy" Levada Haas of Rising Sun, MD, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Peggy was born on September 16, 1929 in Virginia to the late John Blair and Judah (Crider) Blair. Peggy enjoyed working in Retail as a Human Resources Manager. She lived a simple life and the most important thing to her was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Peggy...
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August Carl Nelson, Jr.

January 2, 1926 - October 17, 2020

August Carl Nelson, Jr., 94, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was born on January 2, 1926 in Smyrna, Delaware to the late August Carl Nelson, Sr. and Catherine Johnson Nelson. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; and his wives, Dorothy & Pattie Nelson. Carl is survived by his sons, Wayne, Donald, Glenn and Alan Nelson; step-daughter and sons, Kathryn, Rick and Joe Duke. Carl...
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Joan Wanda Haass

January 31, 1941 - October 17, 2020

Joan Wanda Haass, age 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 31, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Lawrence Owens and Clara "Cookie" (Draper) Robinson. Joan was employed by Wilmington Trust for thirty-two years. Her career started working the night shift as a key punch operator, then moved on to the...
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Dallis William Rash

September 14, 1930 - October 15, 2020

Dallis William Rash, age 90, of Quarryville, PA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was born on September 14, 1930 in London Britain Township, PA to the late William (Brack) Rash and Luna Capitola (Henderson) Rash. Dallis graduated from Newark High School in 1950, after which he joined the United States Marine Corp having served as a drill instructor at...
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Roman J. Fedyk, Sr.

October 20, 1935 - October 11, 2020

Obituary Roman J. Fedyk Roman John Fedyk passed away on October 11th, 2020 after a long illness, at the age of 84. Roman was born in the village of Deryzhychi near Drohobych in western Ukraine. He was the youngest child of †Yuriy and †Josephine (nee Nehrebetska) Fedyk, siblings †Olha and Stefan. In 1944 his family fled his native Ukraine and ended up in the displaced persons camp in...
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James "Jim" Leo Halligan

February 3, 1946 - October 10, 2020

James "Jim" Leo Halligan, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 3, 1946 to the late James Robert Halligan and Margaret Elizabeth (Kuhns) Halligan. Jim had a passion for teaching and took great joy in educating others. He worked as an English teacher at Christiania High School for many years. In addition to teaching, he worked...
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Elizandro Arce, Sr.

August 15, 1965 - September 30, 2020

Elizandro Arce Sr. of Newark, DE, age 55, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Elizandro was born on August 15, 1965 in Lares, Puerto Rico to Antonio Arce Sr. and the late Santia Mercado. Elizandro was a kind man and loved to help others. He was handy and enjoyed fixing things for people also. Elizandro will be lovingly remembered by his family as a great father and husband and...
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Joseph Dennis Ardes

November 24, 1944 - September 23, 2020

Joseph Dennis Ardes of Elkton, MD, age 75, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Joe was born on November 24, 1944 in Chester, PA to the late George J. Ardes and Mary (Sipple) Ardes. Joe was a millwright for GM Automotive. He loved working on cars and his favorites were Corvettes and Firebirds. Joe was interested in all types of automobiles, planes, trains, boats and motorcycles. He was...
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Eileen J. Weik-Adams

February 28, 1948 - September 22, 2020

Eileen Weik-Adams of Newark, DE, age 72, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Eileen was born on a farm in Lafayette, New Jersey, to Warren and Dorothy (Blouch) Weik on February 28, 1948, and was the second youngest of four girls. As a child she had an affinity for riding horses and became somewhat of a junior equestrian. After high school she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her nursing...
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Richard Gilbert Gee, Sr.

April 29, 1937 - September 17, 2020

Richard "Dick" G. Gee of Wilmington, DE, age 83, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. Dick was born on April 29, 1937 in Newark, DE to the late Herbert Seymour Gee and Mildred (Hobson) Gee. Dick was a 1955 William Penn High School graduate and 1959 University of Delaware graduate. He taught in the Christina School District from 1959 until his retirement in 1992. Dick then worked for 5...
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James Ellis Schorah

October 22, 1939 - September 15, 2020

James Ellis Schorah, age 80, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. He was born on October 22, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph H. Schorah and Emma R. (Fitzsimmons) Schorah. James graduated from H.F. Brown Vocational High School in 1959. He was a proud US Army veteran. He later became a tv repairman for Sears and eventually worked for Millwright Union # 1545 for...
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Tommy Coleman, Jr.

April 29, 1957 - September 14, 2020

Tommy Coleman Jr. of Wilmington, DE, age 63, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. Tommy was born on April 29, 1957 in Grundy, VA to the late Thomas Tommy Coleman and Dolly G. (Owens) Coleman. Tommy worked at Chrysler as a foreman on the assembly line. He enjoyed working on cars especially his purple pickup truck. He played football and baseball at Delcastle and enjoyed playing games such...
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Harmon Ward Banning

September 10, 2020

Harmon Ward Banning, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away at home on Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was the son to the late Andrew and Marguerite (Goudzwaard) Banning. Harmon's aptitude for math and electronics showed early in life, he became a "ham" radio operator in high school in Bangor, Maine where he grew up. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Harmon then moved...
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Kay Kerr

August 9, 1936 - September 9, 2020

Aunt Kay was especially devoted to her mother Helen Sharpless and her sister, Barbara Astle both preceding her in death. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the U of D with special interests in history and politics. She spent her early adult life living and working in New York City. She loved to travel. She instilled in us a love for the fine arts, museums and theatre. Family members and...
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Lucius Floyd Tucker

April 11, 1955 - September 9, 2020

Lucius Floyd Tucker of Newark, DE, age 65 passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was born on April 11, 1955 in Richmond, VA to the late Floyd S. Tucker and Virginia M. (Whitlow) Tucker. Lucius always wanted to be a truck driver. He started driving at 22 and owned his own truck for most of the 33 years he drove until his retirement in 2010. Lucius enjoyed watching golf and his favorite...
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Joan A. Wolinski

October 11, 1932 - September 6, 2020

Joan A. Wolinski of Millsboro, DE, age 87, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 11, 1932 in Nanticoke, PA to the late Joseph and Rose (Ferrance) Wrublewski. Joan grew up in Warrior Run, PA and worked at the sewing factory in Nanticoke, PA. In 1957 she married William Wolinski who was from nearby Glen Lyon, PA. After they were married,...
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Tam M. Wriston

September 11, 1924 - September 4, 2020

Mother, a week shy of her 96! birthday, set sail for the farther shore last week, to be re-united with Dad, Amy, Tinty, Lance, Gramma and Grampa, Hib and Deke and her brothers Milton, Donald and Pete. An extraordinary Mother, Wife, Painter, Violinist, Cook, Gardener, Friend and Grandmother, she will be sorely missed; but has left her mark (forever). Long may she run.
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Bruce A. Miller

November 27, 1953 - September 4, 2020

Bruce A. Miller, age 66, of Landenberg, PA, passed away September 4, 2020. He was a 1973 graduate of Delcastle High School. He immediately started working for Hewlett Packet/Agilent Technologies in 1973, where he was still most recently employed. This year he celebrated 47 years with Agilent Technologies. Bruce married Carol Marie Anderson in August 1976. Bruce and Carol had two children,...
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Debra "Deb" Joan Kennedy

March 22, 1953 - August 29, 2020

Debra "Deb" Joan Kennedy, age 67, of Townsend, DE passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on March 22, 1953 to the late John Havell Kennedy, Sr. and Joan Marie (Faber) Kennedy. Deb was an avid Saints fan who enjoyed watching all of their games. She loved drinking coffee, collecting dragons, and listening to audio books specifically, historical fiction. Deb...
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Nancy Robertson Lucas

May 2, 1924 - August 21, 2020

Nancy Robertson Lucas, wife; mother; aunt and friend to all, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 at her West Grove, PA home, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was 96 years old. With her bright spirit, eternal optimism and adorable giggle, Nancy touched the lives of all who knew her; she left this world as gently as she lived it. Nancy Jane Robertson was born on...
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Ruth Anne Proud Moore

November 13, 1935 - August 15, 2020

Ruth Anne P. Moore, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2020. Ruth Anne was born on November 13, 1935 in Newark, DE to the late Robert Merrick Proud and Ruth Elizabeth (Little) Proud. Ruth Anne worked at Agway for more than 30 years however her real joy was being a homemaker, caring for her husband and children. She took great pride in her family and keeping the outside...
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Michael Dominic Forrester

January 15, 1988 - August 7, 2020

Michael Dominic Forrester of Wilmington, DE, age 32, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Michael was born on January 15, 1988 in Newark, DE to the late Michael Anthony DiTeodoro and Jeri Lynn Forrester. Michael worked at JR Walker Roofing in Wilmington, DE. He was a very hard worker and had a great work ethic. He had a kind heart and would give the shirt off his back to help others in need....
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L. Robin Lindsay

February 12, 1958 - July 30, 2020

L. Robin Lindsay of Elkton, MD, age 62, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born on February 12, 1958 in Wilmington to the Joyce W. (Wakefield) Lindsay and the late Richard Lindsay. Robin graduated from Newark High School and then Woods Hole Institute of Oceanographic Studies in Massachusetts. At 17 she was Pre College at the University of Delaware and completed 3 years enrolled with...
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Louisa Hazen Marks

February 14, 1934 - July 28, 2020

Louisa Hazen Marks of Newark, DE, age 86, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at home and in the company of her sons. Louisa was born on February 14, 1934 in Connellsville, PA to the late George Custer Hazen and Elizabeth May (Stevens) Hazen. Louisa was a successful professional musician and a true inspiration to her entire family. She received Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Music...
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Michael A. Domanski, Sr.

December 29, 1964 - July 25, 2020

Michael A. Domanski Sr. of Perryville, MD, age 55, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Michael was born on December 29, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Domanski and Ann (Kalinowski) Domanski. Michael graduated William Penn High School in New Castle, DE in 1982. He then served his country in the Navy as a Communications Specialist for 4 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, music...
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Betty Jo Tweed

September 1, 1929 - July 25, 2020

Betty Jo Tweed, 90, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on September 1, 1929 in Pipers Gap, Virginia to Premmie Tedder and Edgar Rector. Betty met her husband, George, in Newark and they were married in 1950. After marrying George, Betty became a homemaker. She was married to George for 63 years until his passing in 2014. After her...
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David L. Stixrude

November 29, 1935 - July 21, 2020

David Stixrude passed away on July 21 due to CHF complications. David was born on November 29, 1935, in Seattle, WA, where he lived until high school graduation. He entered Princeton in 1953 where he received his BA in Latin American Studies in 1957 and his PhD in 1967. His dissertation on the poet Pedro Salinas appeared in a series published by the Spanish Department at Princeton. Several...
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Laura T. Colona

June 11, 1938 - July 21, 2020

Laura Taylor Colona, age 82, passed away Monday, July 21, 2020. Laura was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 11, 1938 to the late Irwin C. Taylor and Hazel B. (Darlington) Taylor. Laura was raised on Georgia Farm in West Chester, PA. She loved and was very proud of the farm and it provided a perfect atmosphere to raise children and spend time with her family. The farm is now opened to the...
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James C. "Jim" Lee

August 8, 1939 - July 9, 2020

James C. "Jim" Lee of Newark, DE, age 80, passed away July 9, 2020. Jim was born on August 8, 1939 in Newark, DE to the late Harvey Preston Lee and Mary E. (Rambo) Lee. Jim was in the Air Force from 1958-1962 and was a Sergeant First Class in the Delaware Army National Guard from 1979-1999 where he was named the 1st Delaware Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. Jim also belonged to the...
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