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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

Marcella A. Lawler

October 28, 1936 - September 12, 2018

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

July 20, 1924 - September 10, 2018

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

June 5, 1959 - September 9, 2018

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

December 25, 1940 - September 4, 2018

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

March 12, 1926 - September 1, 2018

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

May 31, 1937 - August 29, 2018

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

June 2, 1935 - August 28, 2018

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

May 26, 1946 - August 22, 2018

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

March 6, 1933 - August 20, 2018

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

October 10, 1919 - August 16, 2018

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

December 4, 1964 - August 15, 2018

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

March 29, 1920 - August 15, 2018

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

February 2, 1927 - August 14, 2018

Ada Lucille Amy, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away August 14, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1927 in Bryn Athyn, PA to the late Ronald and Neva Webster. Ada loved her family and would look forward to spending every Sunday with them. She lovingly baked her homemade biscuits, topped with her homemade raspberry jelly, which everyone always looked forward to. Every Christmas she baked dozens...
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Sylva Mary Kestler

May 11, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Sylva Mary Kestler of Rising Sun, MD, age 76, went to join the Lord Monday, August 13, 2018. She was born on May 11, 1942 in Williamsport, MD to the late Raymond Gordon, Sr. and Katherine W. (Lisle) Gordon. Sylva was a proud alumni of Towson University where she earned her degree in education. She taught mathematics to various ages ranging from elementary school up through high school. Sylva...
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Mary Ann Griffin

April 27, 1936 - August 12, 2018

Mary Ann Griffin, "Mimi", age 82 of North East, MD, formerly of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born April 27, 1936 in Clay, West Virginia. Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes (Legg) Keener. Mary Ann was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE for many years. She was a hard-working woman who worked until she was 70 years old....
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Frank Charles Forster, Jr.

November 21, 1923 - August 7, 2018

Frank Charles Forster, Jr. age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, DE. He was born on November 21, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Frank Charles, Sr. and Elsie Viola Bell Forster. Frank was a high school graduate of the Baltimore Polytech Institute. He then served his country proudly as a Naval Aviator during World War II. Upon his...
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James L. Eubanks, "Jim"

December 25, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James L. Eubanks ("Jim"), age 78, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018. Born December 25, 1939, Jim was the son of the late, John and Hilda (Nickle) Eubanks. Jim was born and raised in Newark, DE and was a graduate of Newark High School. He would meet with his fellow Newark High Grads once a month to have lunch and were referred to as the "Lunch Bunch". As a child, he...
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Raymond J. Schaal

March 2, 1927 - July 27, 2018

Raymond J. Schaal, age 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. Born on March 2, 1927 in Wilmington, DE, Raymond was the son of the late Joseph P. and Cora R. (Ray) Schaal. Raymond was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Los Angeles. Following the war, Raymond worked as a personnel manager for Beneficial Life Insurance Company...
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Neil W. Keihm

December 11, 1932 - July 15, 2018

Neil W. Keihm, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2018. Born on December 11, 1932 in Pottsville, PA, he was the son of the late George and Louise (Adams) Keihm. Neil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy D. Keihm of West Grove, PA; daughters: Jane Louise Hooker of Maryland, and Sheryl Lynch of Hawaii; son, Eric Keihm of Utah; nephews: Scott Coombs and his wife, Linda, of Rhode...
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Roscoe L. Exley

June 26, 1931 - July 13, 2018

Roscoe L Exley of Newark, DE, died peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born on June 26, 1931 in Box Iron, MD to the late John O. Exley and Lola Marie (Watson) Exley. Roscoe was the youngest of 15 children, and was the first in his family to attend college. He attended the University of Delaware, and was a brother in the Kappa Alpha fraternity, having served as the vice-president during...
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Julie, Jacob, Brinley and Paxton Burton Edwards

March 16, 1977 - July 9, 2018

Julie Ann (Burton) Edwards, age 41, of Wilmington, DE and her three beautiful children: Jacob Matthew (6), Brinley Ann (4) and Paxton Reece (3) heartbreakingly left us on Monday, July 9, 2018 and were embraced by their Lord and Saviour. Julie was born on March 16, 1977 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John Henry Burton and the late Rosemary (Medley) Burton. Julie was a 1995 graduate of Page...
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Raymond E. Durham

November 3, 1936 - July 8, 2018

Raymond E. Durham, 81, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018. He was a native Delawarean who was married 32 years to his beloved wife, Barbara. Ray was the eldest son of Frank and Dorothy Durham born in Wilmington, DE. He was a 1954 graduate of Conrad High School. He was very talented in football and other types of sports in school. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after...
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Joseph "Joe" Avena

July 15, 1979 - July 2, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Vincent Avena, age 38, of Newark, DE, passed away on July 2, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on July 15, 1979 to Carol Collins and Anthony Avena. Joe was a born entrepreneur, having opened a thriving landscaping business in 2017. He was dedicated to his customers and providing them with quality services. If it was green, leafy, or bore flowers, Joe was in his element. Joe...
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Marion C. Geesaman

January 31, 1924 - June 29, 2018

Marion C. Geesaman, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE on January 31, 1924, Marion was the daughter of the late Margaret A. Geesaman. During her early years, Marion attended a one-room country school in Ogletown for her first six years of education. She then attended Newark High School where she was a member of band, playing the...
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John "Jack" Evans

October 11, 1963 - June 24, 2018

Jack Evans, age 54, of Newark, DE passed away June 24, 2018. He was born in Lewes, DE on October 11, 1963 to Vera Evans and the late William Evans. Jack worked for various Group Homes as a psychologist and was an avid reader with a library full of books. He loved playing with his kids and would frequent the beaches in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Some of Jack's hobbies at the beach...
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Karen Ann Marganski

November 21, 1948 - June 16, 2018

Karen Ann Marganski, age 69, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born November 21, 1948, Karen was the daughter of the late Anthony and Ann (Bifoco) Civitello. Karen worked for DuPont as a paralegal for over twenty years. Her pride and joy in life were her darling grandchildren. Karen is survived by her husband, Robert Marganski; daughter, Lise Marganski; two grandchildren...
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Wayne K. Swank

December 5, 1954 - June 14, 2018

Wayne K. Swank, age 63 of Elkton, MD passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born on December 5, 1954 in Chester, PA to Donald Dodge Swank and Mildred C. (Ihant) Swank. Wayne was a sales associate at Home Depot for 15 years. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and would find time to go to the movies, play board games, read the Bible, and raise fresh water fish. He particularly liked raising betta...
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Dennis F. Lawler

August 10, 1943 - June 14, 2018

Dennis F. Lawler, age 74, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 10, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY, Dennis was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Lawler. Dennis proudly served in the Army 1st Air Calvary during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1974. He went on to work for Chrysler where he dedicated 36 years until his...
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Ronald William Shaffer

May 8, 1941 - June 7, 2018

Ronald William Shaffer, age 77, of Mt. Pleasant, PA, passed away on June 7, 2018. He was born on May 8, 1941, in Perth Amboy, NJ, to the late Melvin C. Shaffer, Sr. and Eleanor Waite. Ronald, better known as "Pinky," was employed as an auto body repairman for many years and took great pride in his occupation. He was best known for his wonderful sense of humor and the great love he had for his...
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Paul Witt Andrews

February 20, 1926 - May 19, 2018

Paul W. Andrews age 92, of Newark, Del. died on May 19 and is now at peace. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb. 20, 1926, the third of four sons of Eula Petty and Grover C. Andrews. He attended East High School in Nashville, played several sports and served as captain of the basketball team, and held a number of part-time jobs, including ones as a drug store soda jerk and a radio...
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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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Shirley Risburg Nelson

September 6, 1920 - April 17, 2018

Shirley Marian Risburg Nelson (September 6, 1920) joined her beloved husband, David, in heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 97. Shirley, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She and David met in kindergarten and married in March, 1943. As Dave pursued his football coaching career they traveled to Hillsdale College, Harvard University...
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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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James Powell Adams

July 26, 1941 - March 7, 2018

Colonel James Powell Adams, "Jim", age 76 of Charleston, SC passed away on March 7, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Milford, DE to the late Major General Albert White Adams and Christine (Powell) Adams. Jim was a Colonel in the United States Army where he proudly served his country for over 40 years. He began his career in July 1959, joining the Delaware National Guard as an enlisted...
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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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