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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

Faye Hardt

March 20, 1947 - April 20, 2018

Faye Hardt, age 71 of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 20, 1947 in Bradshaw, WV to the late Elmer Harrison Rowe and Betty Louise (Beckner) Rowe. Faye was a very strong and brave individual. In 1976, she battled a sudden and unexpected medical condition that significantly altered her and her family's way of life....
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Lawrence "Larry" Rocke

January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Rocke, age 71, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Elkton, MD to the late Loring Lewis Rocke and Mary Marie (Wiley) Rocke. Larry took the time to read the News Journal every day, and was able to talk about any subject. He liked sports, and would often be involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, including coaching...
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Olan J. "Jack" Cleaver, Jr.

July 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Olan John "Jack" Cleaver, Jr., age 83 of New Castle, DE, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born July 13, 1934 in Wilmington, DE to the late Olan J. Cleaver, Sr. and Lela Gertrude (Leasure) Cleaver. A graduate of Newark High School Class of 1953, Jack was an all-around athlete in football, basketball, and baseball, and in addition, he was a member of the Fire Patrol. He served his...
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Shirley F. Anderson

October 6, 1931 - April 7, 2018

Shirley Forman Anderson, age 86, of Newark, Delaware passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Don Brent and Eleanor Doud Forman. After graduating from P.S. Dupont High School in 1949, she entered the University of Delaware (Class of 1953). She then attended Goldey Beacom College on their work study program. For most of...
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Samantha Ann Ellsworth

December 27, 1969 - April 1, 2018

Samantha "Sam" Ann Ellsworth, age 48, passed away Sunday, April 01, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1969 in Siler City, NC to the late Barry Junior Jernigan and Mary Jeanette (Langley) Jernigan. Sam had a great interest in the paranormal, reading and watching anything about the subject she could get a hold of. She also like to shop and take care of her home and dogs. Sam's greatest joy came...
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Karen Ann Petry

March 14, 1931 - March 25, 2018

Karen Ann Petry, age 87, of Newark, Delaware transitioned from her earthen vessel to her glorified body in Christ on Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was brought into this world on March 14, 1931, in Middletown, Ohio to the late William Thomas Klopp and Margaret Mary (DeFord) Klopp. Karen Ann Klopp Petry lived a colorful, selfless life raising six beautiful children and leaving behind many...
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Phyllis Marlene Lord

February 29, 1948 - March 20, 2018

Phyllis Marlene Lord, age 70 of Newark, DE passed away on March 20, 2018. She was born on February 29, 1948 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert J. Lord and Charlotte (Davis) Hollobaugh. Throughout Phyllis' life, she worked as a care giver assisting the elderly in private homes. She enjoyed arts and crafts, the great outdoors, and gardening. Phyllis is survived by her brothers: Fane Lauer...
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Joshua E. Titter

January 3, 1990 - March 20, 2018

Joshua E. Titter, age 28 of Newark, DE passed away suddenly on March 20, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1990 in Newark, DE to Edward B. Titter, Jr. and Kimberly R. (French) Titter. Josh was a free spirit and had a good heart. He enjoyed working on cars and riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also had a passion for tattooing. Josh had a special relationship with his brother, Cody and they...
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Kathleen S. Kaminski

February 16, 1930 - March 19, 2018

Kathleen S. Kaminski, wife of the late Dr. Louis A. Kaminski of Newark, DE, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on February 16, 1930 in Salem, MA to the late John F. Sullivan and Anna M. (Higley) Sullivan. Kathleen was a graduate of the Hickok Secretarial School in Boston, MA before going on to work for the United States Foreign Service in Germany. She traveled...
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Frances "Fran" Mullen

February 9, 1947 - March 13, 2018

Frances Sabrowskie Mullen, age 71, of Newark, DE went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 13, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Francis Clayton Sabrowskie and Florence K. (Rickards) Sabrowskie. Frances worked for the University of Delaware for 22 years. She loved reading romance novels, mysteries and stories about Montana. Frances enjoyed playing card...
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Phyllis Ruth Rummel

November 11, 1933 - March 11, 2018

Phyllis Ruth Rummel, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 11, 1933, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Elmer O. Bearnard and Grace F. Wills. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Phyllis was a talented homemaker and artist. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed interior design and music. In...
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Ellen Stixrude

October 8, 1928 - March 9, 2018

Ellen Stixrude, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany in 1928 to the late Paul Felsch and Dorothea Jacobsen. Ellen graduated from the Freiherr von Stein gymnasium in 1947 with an abitur degree in Math. During her school years and beyond she was an avid sports enthusiast who loved to...
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Betty Ann Rash-Walker

November 5, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Betty Ann Rash-Walker, age 84 of Newark, DE passed away on March 8, 2018. She was born on November 5, 1933 in Elkton, MD to the late Walter Cole and Anna T. (Haley) Cole. Betty enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and taking trips to Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Inlet. In her early years, she was a woman who loved to gamble. She would make trips to...
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Paul F. Harris, Jr.

March 9, 1947 - March 6, 2018

Paul F. Harris, Jr., age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1947 in Charleston, WV, to the late Paul F., Sr., and Virginia Shafer Harris. A skilled musician, Paul earned his Bachelors Degree from Marshall University, where he was the Drum Major in the marching band. While at Marshall, he was a member of the ZBT...
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Barbara A. Brown

June 20, 1936 - March 5, 2018

Barbara A. Brown, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on March 5, 2018. She was born on June 20, 1936, in Lowell, MA, to the late Peter and Anna Barbara Derwinis. Barbara was a pioneer in the addictions counseling field and it remained her life's work and passion. Her career began in Painesville, OH, when this area of healthcare was very new and the resources were few. While living in Ohio,...
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Clifton Wade "Chip" Crouch

March 1, 1967 - March 2, 2018

Clifton Wade Crouch, age 51 of Bear, DE passed away on March 2, 2018. He was born March 1, 1967 in Elkton, MD to Clifford W. Crouch and Dorothy M. Crouch. Chip loved the beach, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed motorcycles. Chip worked as a contractor with HVAC. In addition to his parents, Chip is survived by his son, Clifton Walker Crouch; and loving companion, Jackie Lord. A...
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Harry Hugh Felsburg, Jr.

June 16, 1943 - February 28, 2018

Harry Hugh Felsburg, Jr., age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on June 16, 1943, in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry H. Felsburg, Sr., and Mary Jane (Rose) McIntosh. Harry attended De La Warr High School in New Castle. He served in the National Guard from 1960 – 1963 and served as active Army in Vietnam from...
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Edmundo Samson Bernardo, "Eddie"

October 6, 1944 - February 26, 2018

Edmundo Samson Bernardo ("Eddie"), age 73 of Newark, DE, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. Eddie was born on October 6, 1944 in the Philippines to the late Juan and Remedios Bernardo. Eddie will be remembered as a tender-hearted dad who loved his family. You can tell because of the numerous photos he had taken over the years of the friends and family he most cared about. An enthusiast of...
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Adela Nowak

July 7, 1933 - February 22, 2018

Adela Nowak age, 84 of Newark, DE formerly of Cicero, IL passed away on February 22, 2018. She was born on July 7, 1933 in Glinowody, Poland to the late Piotr Bokla and Antonia (Komorowska) Bokla. After WWII, Adela, her mother, and younger brother, Ludwik, moved west and relocated to Wegorzyno, Poland on May 1, 1946. Later in 1961, Adela moved to the United States to begin her new life. In...
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James Edward Niland

December 4, 1965 - February 16, 2018

James "Jamie" Edward Niland, 52, of Newport, DE passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1965 in Arlington, VA to Barbara (Wetherill) Niland and the late Joseph F. Niland II. As a child Jamie hiked the C&O Canal and was a boy scout. He was a member of the graduating class of 1983 of Centennial High School in Howard County, MD where he was voted most likely to hike the...
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Hui Chao

August 2, 1968 - February 14, 2018

Hui Chao of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 49. He was born on August 2, 1968 in Tainan, Taiwan to Jim and Li-Ju (Tseng) Chao. Hui graduated from Newark High School in 1986 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at the Hockessin Athletic Club as a Chef, shift manager and was a cherished friend to all at the HAC. Prior to joining...
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Nancy Russell

August 17, 1939 - February 12, 2018

Nancy Russell, age 78 of Newark, DE, passed away February 12, 2018. She was born August 17, 1939 in Elizabeth, PA to the late Robert Wayne Brown and Grace Brown. Nancy was a graduate of Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member and former Deacon at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark. Nancy loved her...
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John Elwood Howard

December 19, 1955 - February 11, 2018

John Elwood Howard, 62, of Newark, DE (formerly of Endicott, NY & Orlando, FL), passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1955 in Endicott, NY to Shirley Arlene (Gritman) Howard and the late Bernard Elwood Howard. John graduated from Tompkins Community College in Ithaca, NY. He worked for IBM for 35 years, starting out in shipping and receiving, moving on to the...
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John C. Boulden

December 23, 1935 - February 8, 2018

John C. Boulden, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born December 23, 1935, John was the oldest of five sons to the late David and Lucy (Dunsmore) Boulden. John was a diehard Chevy enthusiast. He enjoyed going to car shows to see the classic cars and muscle cars but he was always particularly fond of Chevys. He also enjoyed...
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Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh

February 27, 1931 - February 8, 2018

Alice Elizabeth Morrison Clabaugh, a 6th generation Delawarean, passed away Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Facility in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Ogletown, Delaware, February 27, 1931 to Frank W. Morrison, Jr. and Elizabeth Davis Morrison. She attended a one-room school in Ogletown, graduated from Newark High School in 1948 and attended Beacom College. Mrs....
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Joyce Lee Diehl

September 22, 1929 - February 5, 2018

Joyce L. (Wollaston) Diehl passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 after a brief illness. Joyce was born on September 22, 1929 and resided in the City of Newark her entire life. Her beginning years were on Wollaston Avenue. Joyce is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roger Diehl. She is also survived by her sons: James L. Ford, III and is wife, Teresa of Lewes, DE and John W. Ford of...
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Jesse Lee DiMartine, Jr.

July 9, 1998 - February 4, 2018

Jesse Lee DiMartine, Jr., age 19 of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born July 9, 1998 in Elkton, MD, Jesse was the son of Jesse Lee DiMartine, Sr. and Rachel Lynn Marquis. Jesse is survived by his father, Jesse Lee DiMartine, Sr.; mother, Rachel Lynn Marquis; step-mother, Jessica (Riffe) DiMartine; maternal grandparents: Stephen Marquis and Jeanne Burke; paternal...
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Carley A. Justis

July 8, 1947 - January 25, 2018

Carley A. Justis, age 70, of Wilmington, DE passed away January 25, 2018. She was born July 8, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late Edward and Olive Justis. Carley grew up on Tyre Avenue in Newark where she used to reside with her parents. She was an artist and worked at the Beehive in the DuPont Nemours building. Carley is preceded in death by her parents. A graveside service for Carley...
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Mark Anthony Reed

February 14, 1993 - January 16, 2018

Mark Anthony Reed, age 24, of Newark, DE, passed away on January 16, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1993 in Newark, DE, the son of James Robert Reed and Trudy Winnona (Hanna) Reed of Newark. Mark was employed as a cook at the Stone Balloon Wine House in Newark, DE. Among his favorite past times were fishing, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with his friends. Mark especially enjoyed...
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John "Doug" Ewing

January 25, 1959 - January 16, 2018

John Douglas Ewing, age 58 of Newark, DE, passed away January 16, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by his Wife, his son, and close friends. He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late John and Lorene Ewing. Doug was the original founder of Ewing Towing of Newark in 1980. A service advisor at Del Trans, both he and his wife of 37 years were avid campers, and had been weekend warriors at Pequea...
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Ethel R. Zabenko

June 3, 1929 - January 16, 2018

Ethel R. Zabenko, age 88 of Newark, DE passed away on January 16, 2018 after her brave battle with Dementia/Alzheimer's. She was born on June 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to the late Melvin Weaver and Evelyn (Shew) Weaver. Ethel was a lifelong member of Newark United Methodist Church where she was an active member of numerous women's organizations. Ethel was a proud graduate of the University of...
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Esther "Patty" Carrico

August 15, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Esther "Patty" Almeda Carrico, age 86 of Newark DE, passed away on January 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 15, 1931 in New Castle, DE to the late Clarence B. Dean and Anna McCully Alker. Patty served in the U.S. Army before beginning her journey into motherhood. She then became employed by the United States Postal Office for more than 20 years. During her...
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Clayton H. Stafford

April 14, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Clayton H. Stafford, age 82 of Wilmington, DE passed away on December 29, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 14, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Clayton A. Stafford and Blanche (Blackwell) Stafford. Clayton was a self-employed upholsterer and owner of Stafford's Upholstery. He loved fishing, hunting and trap shooting and was a member of the local Trapshooting Club. ...
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Levin Earl "Lee" Eastburn

February 23, 1946 - December 29, 2017

Levin Earl "Lee" Eastburn, age 71, passed away at his home December 29, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Earl and Betty Eastburn. Lee is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carla M.; daughters, Tammy E. Culver and Amy D. (Luis) Eastburn-Escobar; grandchildren, Brad (Lorna) Culver, and Sara Culver; beloved companion, "Lil' Dog,"; and sisters, Jeryl Hawkins, and Kristi (Bruce)...
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Marilyn R. Minster-Ostheimer

June 24, 1930 - December 28, 2017

Marilyn R. Minster-Ostheimer, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017. At Marilyn's request, services will be held privately and at the family's convenience.
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Alexander Cordova

August 20, 1928 - December 25, 2017

Dr. Alexander "Alex" Cordova, 89, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017. Alex was born in Quito, Ecuador to Alfonso Miguel Cordova and Eugenia Rivadeneira Cordova. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Byron Enrique and Gabriel Alfonso, and his sister, Fanny Piedad Cordova. Alex is survived by his sister, Maruja Coloma and his 10 children: Anny...
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Michael A. DiTeodoro

April 4, 1955 - December 24, 2017

Michael A. DiTeodoro, age 62 of Wilmington, DE passed away on December 24, 2017. He was born on April 4, 1955 in Newark, DE to Mario R. DiTeodoro and Lois J. (Abbott) DiTeodoro. Michael was a simple man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He listened to music ranging from classic rock to country and loved Willie Nelson and Pink Floyd. Michael could be found on his couch relaxing and watching old...
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Grace T. Hendrickson, "Grayce"

January 14, 1936 - December 20, 2017

Grace T. Hendrickson "Grayce", age 81, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 surrounded by family. Born January 14, 1936 in Wilmington, DE, Grayce was the daughter of the late John R. French, Sr. and the late Beatrice A. (Thomas) French. Grayce was passionate about arts and crafts and was a very talented oil painter. She was also a self-taught cake decorator and...
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Irene B. Orth

February 16, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Irene B. Orth, age 86 of Newark, DE passed away on December 18, 2017. She was born on February 16, 1931 in Wilmington, DE to the late Julian Bors and Valerie (Kuta) Bors. In years past, Irene worked as a cashier at Penn Fruit in Wilmington, DE for about 20 years. She married her late husband, William J. Orth, III in 1950 and they soon became a family of four. Irene became a stay at home mom...
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H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr.

September 23, 1935 - December 17, 2017

H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born September 23, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Harold Alfred Tarrant, Sr. and Carter Cover Tarrant. H. Alfred Tarrant, Jr. grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of the old Wilmington High School. He received his undergraduate at Washington & Lee University, class of 1957. Fred received his master's degree in 1959...
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Maureen J. Vansant

November 21, 1949 - December 3, 2017

Maureen J. Vansant, age 68, of Earleville, MD passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1949 in Elmira, NY to the late Frederick J. McMinds and Josephine (Garrahan) McMinds. Maureen was a 35-year member of a choir known as Sweet Adelines. They had an international concert every year, which allowed her to visit Canada and many states throughout the US. Maureen was an avid...
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Clara H. Yoder

April 24, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Clara Highsmith Yoder, age 93, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at sunrise on the day of a super moon. Clara was born in Shoals Junction, South Carolina on April 24, 1924 to the late Thomas and Eliza Highsmith. Clara served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954. She was a member of Newark United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Newark Senior...
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E. Dolores Cavanaugh

October 31, 1928 - December 2, 2017

E. Dolores Cavanaugh, age 89, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Elkton, MD on October 31, 1928, Dolores was the daughter of the late Leo and Edith (Gould) Flick. Dolores was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. She was a loving and caring person and mother. Her passion to help people is what led her to train as a nurse at Mercy Hospital. She...
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Thomas K. Crumley, Jr.

January 8, 1974 - December 1, 2017

Thomas K. Crumley, Jr., age 43, died suddenly on Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1974 in Salem, NJ, to Doreen Joyce and the late Thomas K. Crumley, Sr. Thomas was a loving father and friend with a goofy sense of humor. He was also a Philadelphia Sports Fanatic. Thomas worked as contractor in plumbing. He was known as an avid musician and owned many guitars. Thomas is...
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Robert T. Jones, Jr.

March 1, 1919 - November 28, 2017

Robert T. Jones, Jr. age 98 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on November 28, 2017. He was born on March 1, 1919 in Newark, DE to the late Robert T. Jones, Sr. and Esther P. (Ferguson) Jones. Robert is survived by his daughters: Cynthia A. Jones of Atlanta, GA and Nancy J. Lyons and her husband, Robert of Southport, CT; grandchildren: Robert G. Lyons, Jr., Allison C. Lyons, and...
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Philip F. Wittmeyer

November 27, 2017

Philip F. Wittmeyer, age 60, of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. Born in March of 1957, Phil was the son of the late Richard G. Wittmeyer, Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Ferschke) Wittmeyer. Phil was a 1975 graduate of Concord High School in Wilmington, DE. For over 35 years, he worked for the Brooks Armored Car company, where he most recently served as supervisor...
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Sean Michael McCollum

March 23, 1958 - November 26, 2017

Sean Michael McCollum, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Wilmington, DE on March 23, 1958 to Mary (Smolka) McCollum and the late John "Ducky" McCollum. Sean attended St. Hedwig's School and Conrad High School. He graduated from Delcastle Technical High School with an electrical apprenticeship. He earned his Master Electrical...
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Francis Chester Stopyra

October 4, 1932 - November 23, 2017

Francis Chester Stopyra, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully November 23, 2017. Born on October 4, 1932 in Marshallton, DE Francis was the son of the late August Stopyra and Agnes (Benben) Stopyra. Francis owned and operated a dairy farm in Newark, DE. He was dedicated to working his land and caring for his livestock. He loved the outdoors and was always in his element on the farm....
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Robert Martin Stark

February 6, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Robert Martin Stark, 87, of Newark, Delaware died on November 18, 2017. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, to the late Yolanda and Alex Stark Robert graduated from the public schools in 1948. He attended Long Island University and The Johns Hopkins University (A.B., 1951). At the University of Michigan (M.A., 1952) he met and married Carol LaSage (dec.1988) in 1955. They raised four...
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Mary Sue Butler

October 26, 1962 - November 15, 2017

Mary Sue Butler, age 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born in Chester County, PA, Mary was the daughter of Shirley (Howell) Ortega and the late Benny Ortega. Mary worked as a grocery manager at SuperFresh where she enjoyed meeting new people and working alongside her colleagues and associates. She appreciated the simple things in life such as...
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Barbara Ann Doyle

December 18, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Barbara Ann Doyle of Newark, DE, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was born in Newark, DE on December 18, 1932 to the late Percivel and Gladys (Scarborough) Perkins. Barbara grew up in Providence, MD and graduated from Elkton High School. She worked as a secretary at Continental Diamond Fiber, and then at the University of...
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Elliott Cowan

February 11, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Elliott Cowan, age 97, passed away November 7, 2017 in Wilmington, DE. He was born in Everett, MA February 11, 1920 to the late Joseph and Julia Cohen. Elliott was a man a few words. He was self-employed and ran his own supplies business for over 30 years. Elliott always wanted to provide for his family, and also gave 25 years of his time working for the U.S. Postal Services. Elliot is...
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Glenna Christy Lauck

March 23, 1941 - October 31, 2017

Glenna Christy Lauck, age 76 of Hurlock, MD passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on March 23, 1941 in Mifflintown, PA to the late John Straub Warner and Josephine Frances (Derr) Warner. Glenna was a loving mother and grandmother and would do anything for her family. She devoted her time to caring for her loved ones. Glenna is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert Lee Lauck, ...
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Chester H. Slicer, Jr.

August 7, 1933 - October 30, 2017

Chester H. Slicer, Jr., 84, of Bear, DE left us to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Chester H., Sr. and Velma (Herr) Slicer. He was born on August 7, 1933 in Oxford, PA where he lived most of his life. An avid train enthusiast, he was a member of the Redmen Lodge. He followed his passion for trains by beginning his career working for the Railroad in 1961...
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Margaret Frye Grundy

February 3, 1935 - October 17, 2017

Margaret Frye Grundy, age 82, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. She was born on February 3, 1935 in Newark, NJ to the late Benjamin and Doris Hamilton Frye. A 1957 graduate of the University of Delaware, Marg worked as a medical technician at the old Delaware Hospital, and later at Emily Bissel Hospital. Marg later...
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Susan Elaine Foote

November 11, 1961 - September 25, 2017

Susan Elaine Foote, age 55 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday September 25, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1961 in Oxford, PA to the late Harold Gotschall Sr. and Joyce (Hill) Gotschall. Susan was a dedicated caregiver to her parents. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Susan will always be remembered for her compassion and dedication for her family. Susan is survived by her...
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Mary Johnson McIntosh

October 29, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Mary J. McIntosh, 93, a long-time resident of Newark, DE, died September 22, 2017, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA, where she had lived the last 10 years. Born on October 29, 1923 in Pottawattamie County, IA, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Grace F. Johnson. Mrs. McIntosh graduated from Oakland High School and attended Iowa State University, where she was a member of...
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Joan M. Zola

October 14, 1935 - September 13, 2017

Joan M. Zola, age 81, of Wilmington, DE died Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born October 14, 1935 to the late Josephus F. Zgola and Gisella Marie Zgola. Joan was a very bright woman with a Master's degree. In life, she was an artist and enjoyed her work. Joan is survived by her legal guardian, Mary Ferry. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services for Joan will...
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Ann K. May

June 22, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Ann Kissinger Bartle May, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, and later earned two masters degrees from the University of Delaware, School of Education. She began her career as a home economics teacher at Easton Junior-Senior High...
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David Joel Gruner

March 9, 1938 - September 7, 2017

David Joel Gruner age 79, died on the 7th of September 2017 at home in Newark, Delaware. Born in Santa Monica, California. He was the son of the late Lawrence Herman Gruner and Emma Helene Ladewig. He is survived/processed by his wife Patricia Knotts Gruner, and sons Timothy David Gruner and Troy Joel Gruner. He was preceded in death by his brother: Lawrence Gruner Jr., and sisters Evelyn...
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Matthew John Dickerson

January 26, 1959 - September 5, 2017

Matthew John Dickerson of Newark, DE, age 58, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1959 in Elkton, MD to Marietta (Garrett) Dickerson and the late Burton R. Dickerson, Sr. Matthew graduated Newark High School with the class of 1978. He was a manager of an auto repair facility and later went on to be the manager of an auto body facility. Matthew enjoyed playing...
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Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall

August 21, 2017

Jennie J. (Klukiewicz-Kokary) McCall, age 101, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, August 21st at Millcroft Nursing Care. Jennie was born in Philadelphia on January 7, 1916, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Klukiewicz. She was predeceased by her four siblings, Laura Nixon, Helen Burton, Stella Lewis and Alex Klukiewicz. Jennie spent her early childhood in...
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John B. Seweyrn, "Jack"

March 13, 1937 - August 18, 2017

John B. Seweryn, "Jack", age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away August 18, 2017. Born March 13, 1937 in Ringtown, PA, Jack was the son of the late Peter Seweryn and the late Vesta (Laudeman) Guinn. Jack was a graduate of Ringtown High Class of 1955, in Ringtown Pa. While in high school, Jack was a standout member of the Ringtown All State Choral group. His vocal fortitude prompted a successful...
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Susan P. Shaffer

July 28, 1953 - August 16, 2017

Susan P. Shaffer, age 64 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born on July 28, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Peck and Mary E. (Clancy) Peck. Susan was a very active and outgoing person. In her early years, she participated in sports such as basketball and cheerleading and had the privilege of...
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Alan H. Ferguson

September 17, 1937 - August 15, 2017

Alan H. Ferguson, 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. He was born September 17, 1937 in Holyoke, MA to the late Howard and Nita Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson retired after 32 years as an engineer for DuPont. He was also in the Coast Guard Reserve for 16 years. Alan enjoyed working with numbers, traveling and round dancing. Alan is survived by his wife, Virginia Ferguson...
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June J. Vande Poele

June 18, 1933 - August 6, 2017

June Jarrell Vande Poele, age 84, of Hockessin, DE (formerly of Newark, DE and Fenwick Island, DE) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Born June 18, 1933 in Wilmington, DE, June was the daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Saye) Jarrell. June was a 1951 graduate of P.S. Dupont High School. She continued on to attend Goldey Beacom College where she obtained her degree in...
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Marguerite D. Baker

March 31, 1954 - July 29, 2017

Marguerite D. Baker, age 63, died at home after having a significant stroke a few months before. Marge, also known as Karen to some, grew up in W. Paterson, New Jersey with her adopted family. She loved helping people, anyone and everyone, but particularly those in need. For many years she led the Brandywine Social Club. The members loved Marge's style and they all became fast friends. Later,...
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Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr.

August 25, 1943 - July 24, 2017

Paul Charles "Dutch" VanVechten, Sr., age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, DE, on August 25, 1943 to the late Charles Henry and Muriel Zelma Gifford VanVechten. Paul worked 33 years on the assembly lines at the Newark Chrysler Plant, from which he retired. He served his country in the Army both active and inactive duty, as well as the...
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Mary L. Zagar

August 22, 1936 - July 24, 2017

Mary L. Zagar, of Newark, Delaware, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born on August 22, 1936 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, to the late Clarence J. Wendel and Mary L. (Brentari) Wendel. Mary was a 1957 graduate of the Geisinger Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, Pennsylvania. She was a registered nurse for 60 years. She worked at the...
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Jean Hillman Jessup

August 26, 1928 - July 21, 2017

Jean Hillman Jessup, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017. Born August 26, 1928 in Dunkirk, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Hillman. Deeply devoted to her faith, Jean taught Sunday school for many years and was active in several church choirs both in New York and in Delaware. Upon moving to Delaware, Jean became a member of St. James...
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Elizabeth Annie Ayars "Betty"

April 24, 1926 - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Annie Ayars of Wilmington, DE, age 91, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born on April 24, 1926 in Newark, DE to the late Clifford J. Ayars and Mattie Peters (Guthrie) Ayars. Betty enjoyed taking photographs with her Kodak Brownie camera. As a teen, Betty was active in the Methodist youth group, putting on plays with her contemporaries. She loved reading, writing...
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Charles P. Frantz

June 23, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Charles Paul (Chuck) Frantz, born 6/23/22 in Norristown, PA, son of Horace H. Frantz and Marian Smith Frantz. Graduate of Norristown High School, PA; attended two years at the Conservatory of Music, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA; graduate of US Navy School of Music, Washington, DC; A.A. in Music, San Diego Junior College, CA; and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown State...
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Sara Lucy Slader

October 6, 1947 - June 24, 2017

Sara Lucy Slader, age 69, of Wilmington, DE went home to her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Born October 6, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Sara was the daughter of the late Gregory and Lucy (Poland) Slader. She is survived by her three children: Amanda Herbener and her fiancé, Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Herbener and Brad Slader and his wife, Jill. She is also survived by her four...
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Louise Laws Press

August 3, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Louise Laws Press, 93, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born on August 3, 1923 in Glasgow, DE, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Flora (Rickards) Laws. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, William L. "Bill" Press; brothers: Edward J. Laws, James C. Laws, and Raymond C. Laws; and her nephew, Kenneth Laws. Louise is...
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Estelle Ward Badger

February 13, 1927 - June 11, 2017

Estelle W. Badger, age 90 of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on June 11, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Tull Ward and Bertha Henrietta (Gerland) Ward. Estelle was a very proud graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, MD. After graduation, she put her expert typing, short-hand, and transcription skills to good work as a legal secretary, a profession...
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Robert Franklin Geesaman

October 19, 1924 - June 7, 2017

Robert Franklin Geesaman, age 92, of Newark, DE died on June 7, 2017. He was born in Rouzerville, Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 1924 and moved to Newark, Delaware at the age of 3 with his parents to his grandfather's farm (now Chestnut Hill Estates). He attended elementary school in a one room school house in Ogletown, DE. Bob graduated from Newark High School in 1943 and was immediately drafted into...
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Donald C. McKenney

August 31, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Donald C. McKenney also known as (Mac) age 82 of Pike Creek passed on peacefully to his eternal home with his daughter Penny and son Stephen lovingly by his side. Donald was married to his wife Hilda for 56&1/2 years. He was born in North East, MD on August 31, 1934 to the late Raymond T. McKenney and Fannie L. (Hopkins) McKenney. Donald worked for twenty-three years as a stockman for General...
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Joseph Edward Rynarzewski

July 14, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Joe Rynarzewski of Newark, DE, age 84, died June 4, 2017. He was born, the youngest of six siblings in Baltimore, MD, to the late Andrew Rynarzewski and Mary (Gacek) Rynarzewski. After High School, he served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer Meredith. He was honorably discharged in 1954. In 1955 he met the love of his life, Laura Catherine Mooney and they were married in 1957. That same year...
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Georgianna Shinn Braithwaite

April 28, 1942 - May 16, 2017

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

November 7, 1936 - May 1, 2017

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

December 13, 1951 - April 28, 2017

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

July 11, 1954 - April 26, 2017

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

July 8, 1980 - April 24, 2017

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

April 13, 1957 - April 19, 2017

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

August 7, 1963 - April 18, 2017

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

April 12, 1934 - April 16, 2017

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

August 15, 1934 - April 14, 2017

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

January 6, 1930 - April 9, 2017

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

October 23, 1922 - April 4, 2017

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

December 3, 1947 - March 31, 2017

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

January 27, 1944 - March 30, 2017

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

May 25, 1933 - March 13, 2017

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

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

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

January 5, 1932 - March 5, 2017

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

November 24, 1923 - March 3, 2017

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

August 23, 1927 - February 26, 2017

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

July 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

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

February 4, 1943 - February 8, 2017

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

January 26, 1926 - January 29, 2017

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

June 28, 1942 - January 27, 2017

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