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

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

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Our Obituaries

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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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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Helen Louise Gehringer

October 25, 1929 - June 20, 2020

Helen Louise Gehringer,(née Smith), passed away on June 20, 2020. She was born on October 25th, 1929 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Dr. Andrew and Mary Smith. She lived most of her life in Egg Harbor City, graduated from Egg Harbor City High School, and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. Helen was a faithful member of The Moravian Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School,...
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Dorothy "Dot" Lewis

September 18, 1925 - June 19, 2020

Dorothy "Dot" Marie Cherry Lewis, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born on September 18, 1925 in Ridgley, MD to the late Roy Cherry and Mary (Ziegler) Cherry. Dot was a lifetime member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. She studied at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, and in the mid-1940s, worked as a secretary at the Continental Fiber...
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Robert "Bob" Sheaffer

October 11, 1923 - June 19, 2020

ROBERT P. SHEAFFER Born, Newark, Delaware October 11, 1923 Bob attended Newark High School and graduated 1941. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied airport management and became a flight instructor. Bob entered the Navy in 1943, became a naval aviator serving in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier Saratoga. He received two air metals and two...
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Doris Thelma Thompson

June 4, 1932 - June 10, 2020

Doris Thelma Thompson of Bear, DE, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Doris was born on June 4, 1932 in Wilmington, DE to the late William George Lewis and Thelma (Wooleyhan) Lewis. Doris was a lifetime Delaware resident who grew up on her family's farm. She loved reading murder mysteries, watching police dramas and loved her Dunkin Donuts coffee. When she was younger, she...
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Vera Strickland

April 19, 1927 - June 7, 2020

Vera Virginia Strickland of New Castle, DE, age 93, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 7, 2020. Vera was born on April 19, 1927 in Simpson, Kansas to the late Frank J. Matous and Jesse (Pruett) Matous. Vera graduated from Brown Mackie Business School. She married William T. Strickland on November 23, 1946 and they moved to Newark, DE in 1949 and then later in 1952 to New Castle, DE. ...
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Laura Marie Herr

September 10, 1959 - June 1, 2020

Laura Marie Herr of Elkton, MD, age 60, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020. Laura was born on September 10, 1959 in Levittown, PA to Jacqueline (Burley) Herr and the late Frederick Herr. Laura worked as a Wetlands Section Manager for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control where she retired in 2012. She was a professional ski instructor at The Big Sky Resort in...
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John Ted Milotte, Theodore

July 4, 1953 - May 26, 2020

John Theodore "Ted" Milotte, age 66, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2020. He was born on July 4, 1953 and was a life-long resident of Newark. He was a 1971 graduate of Newark High School and was the owner/operator of Built-Rite Fence Company for over 40 years. Ted loved traveling, boating, fishing, golfing, surfing, water and snow skiing, spending time at the Poconos...
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Rector Bowlin

March 13, 1945 - May 19, 2020

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

February 7, 1930 - May 16, 2020

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

October 9, 1932 - May 11, 2020

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

June 18, 1950 - May 8, 2020

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

May 7, 2020

Elizabeth "Beth" (Breder) Jacobs, age 64, died on Thursday, May 7th 2020 in Elkton, MD. She lost her battle, after fighting with strength and dignity, to pancreatic cancer enduring an 11th month struggle. Beth was born in Egg Harbor City, NJ to Arthur "Duck" and Helen Louise Breder. She attended Egg Harbor City Public schools and graduated from Oakcrest High School. Beth went on to graduate...
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Frances Williams Parker

August 13, 1927 - May 4, 2020

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

May 17, 1943 - May 2, 2020

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

June 25, 1929 - May 2, 2020

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

October 14, 1945 - April 30, 2020

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

May 5, 1931 - April 29, 2020

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

July 10, 1925 - April 26, 2020

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

November 4, 1947 - April 22, 2020

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

August 11, 1944 - April 19, 2020

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

August 28, 1930 - April 16, 2020

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

November 7, 1981 - April 10, 2020

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

July 12, 1962 - April 5, 2020

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

June 24, 1926 - April 3, 2020

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

October 24, 1928 - March 30, 2020

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

December 7, 1934 - March 21, 2020

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

November 15, 1946 - March 20, 2020

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

December 18, 1941 - March 16, 2020

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

October 3, 1929 - March 14, 2020

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

May 9, 1932 - March 9, 2020

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

December 27, 1946 - March 8, 2020

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

November 5, 1946 - March 8, 2020

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

June 19, 1928 - February 26, 2020

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

October 17, 1934 - February 21, 2020

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

March 24, 1926 - February 19, 2020

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

July 2, 1940 - February 17, 2020

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

April 12, 1955 - February 14, 2020

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

June 23, 1926 - February 13, 2020

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

January 3, 1937 - February 12, 2020

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

March 14, 1934 - February 9, 2020

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

February 13, 1926 - February 7, 2020

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

September 15, 1933 - February 5, 2020

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

December 21, 1923 - January 27, 2020

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

February 6, 1942 - January 24, 2020

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

May 19, 1956 - January 23, 2020

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