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Juliet Ann Wright

February 22, 2017

Juliet Ann Wright, age 80, of Old New Castle, DE formerly of Clayton, DE and Whitehall, MD, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She completed a three year course of instruction and practice in the School of Nursing of the Church Home and Hospital, Baltimore MD. This is where she obtained her R.N. license. Juliet is predeceased by her husband Williard L. Wright and son Mark T. Wright,...
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Gloria Marie Gambol

February 22, 2017

GLORIA MARIE GAMBOL - WILMINGTON Mrs. Gambol passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in Newark, New Jersey, the sixth of nine children raised by her late mother Beatrice (Kendall) Purdue, Gloria went to work at the Prudential Insurance Company at age 16 to help her family during World War II. She graduated from Barringer High School, attending classes in the evenings. Applying the...
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Jayne Keene

February 20, 2017

Jayne E. Keene passed away peacefully in her home at age 51 on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, fiance, and sister, and was always ready to help anyone who needed it. Jayne was born in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where she worked at Barclays Bank in Technology. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary M. Horn, and her...
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Helen E. Mahaffy

February 20, 2017

Helen E. Mahaffy passed away peacefully in the Healthcare Center in Stonegates, Greenville, DE, on Monday, February 20, 2017, one month after her 103rd birthday. Helen was born on January 20, 1914, in Wilmington, DE, to Mary P. McAdams and Raymond N. McAdams. She attended and graduated from Tower Hill School in 1932 (where she met her future husband) and later Bradford Junior College, North...
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Rebecca Dixon Meyers

February 20, 2017

REBECCA DIXON MEYERS Age 78 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 20, 2017. Becky was born in Kewanee, IL and at age 14 she moved with her family to Boulder, CO. She earned a B.A. degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a M.A. degree in Library Science at Indiana University. She served the library community in various capacities, including...
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John J. Monaghan, Jr.

February 19, 2017

John J. Monaghan, Jr., age 68, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday February 19, 2017. John was the son of Helen T. and John Sr., also longtime residents of Wilmington. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic School for first through sixth grade and then attended St. Mary...
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Ardis Rasmus Guy

February 19, 2017

Ardis Rasmus Guy, age 84, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Eau Claire, WI passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Arden Courts with her family by her side. Ardis was born in Eau Claire, WI, daughter of the late Hjalmer and Anna Rasmus. She graduated from Alexis I. duPont High School in 1950 and the University of Delaware in 1960. Ardis was an elementary school teacher in the Marshallton...
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Christiaan Schulte

February 17, 2017

Christiaan Schulte, age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by his family on February 17, 2017. Christiaan was born in Amsterdam Holland in 1939. He attended Saint Francis College then Saint Nicholas Culinary School. He severed at the rank of Sergeant for the food service division in the Netherland's Army before fulfilling his lifelong dream of immigrating to America. Christiaan...
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George E. Doty III

February 16, 2017

George E. Doty III George E. Doty III of Sarasota, FL died on February 16, 2017 at the age of 81. He joins in Heaven his beloved wife, Cynthia H. Doty, who passed from this life in 2000. Mr. Doty was born in Barrington, IL in 1935 and graduated from New Trier High School in nearby Winnetka, IL. He completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 1957 and later earned a Masters...
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William Oliver "Ozzie" Kincannon

February 16, 2017

W. Oliver "Ozzie" Kincannon, Jr. Age 89, Hockessin, DE "Ozzie" Kincannon passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Heartland Hospice with his loving wife, Margaret, at his side. Born in Baltimore, MD, to Florence and W. Oliver Kincannon, Sr., Ozzie started school in Tupelo, MS, where he learned to walk, talk, read and write. The family soon moved to New Jersey where he did most of his...
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Thomas Withers Putney

February 14, 2017

Thomas Withers Putney, of Wilmington, DE and New Limerick, ME died February 14, 2017 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Thomas was born in New York City to Marguerite Barber and Ellison Putney. He was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School Class of 1952 and Earlham College. After college, he entered the United States Naval Air and was on active and reserve duty for 23 years. He was the President...
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Stella Ray Gehrt

February 13, 2017

Stella Ray Ferguson Gehrt was born in in the northeast corner of Georgia, at home, in the very small town of Livonia, Georgia in 1921. She was the sixth born and last surviving sibling of eight children. In 1926 the family moved to Decatur, just outside Atlanta, GA so her father could secure a more lucrative position that would better support their now-large family. Stella Ray's parents,...
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Nancy Burnham Henderer

February 13, 2017

Nancy Burnham Henderer passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. She was 96 years old. She was born in Summit, NJ, the daughter of Philip W. Burnham and Mary Phillips Burnham, and was a graduate of Summit High School. In 1941, after graduating from Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, MA, Nancy moved with her family to Wilmington, where she met her husband...
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Richard L. Recce

February 8, 2017

Richard L. (Dick) Recce, 94, went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2017 at his residence in Wilmington, DE. Dick was born and raised in Shamokin, PA. He graduated from Lafayette College with a chemical engineering degree and immediately found work in Oak Ridge, TN. There he was a foreman for the Tennessee Eastman Co. at their infamous Y-12 location. Also, during that time he met...
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John Berkowitch

February 4, 2017

John Berkowitch died in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife and children, on February 4, 2017. He was born in 1929 in Schaerbeek, a suburb of Brussels, Belgium., to David Berkowitch and Georgette Guggenheim. He attended the Brussels Free University where he met his future wife, Ginou Van Geem. They married in 1954. Having obtained his Doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry and a...
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Ida May Ladd Martel

January 30, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Ida May Ladd Martel, 86, passed away with her family at her side on Saturday, February 4, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Ida was born in Hackensack, NJ on January 30, 1931, and she spent most of her life in the Wilmington area. For the past 15 years, she was a resident at the Country House. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948 and the University of Delaware in 1952...
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Amy Clark

February 3, 2017

Amy Elizabeth Clark, 32, daughter of Michael & Patti Clark passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Amy was born in Wilmington, DE and was a lifelong area resident. She attended Padua Academy and University of Delaware. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Happy Harry's and Walgreen's, and a patient care coordinator at Acro Pharmaceutical Services. She was an animal enthusiast, mental health...
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Angelo J. Pinghera

February 2, 2017

Angelo "Dee" J. Pinghera, 73, of Wilmington passed away at home on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Long Island City, NY and raised in Brooklyn, Angelo attended Boy's High School before proudly serving in the US Air Force while stationed at the Dover Air Force Base. Angelo loved to sing, enjoyed playing in a men's adult softball league where he was also a...
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Anna Mae Croft

February 1, 2017

Our beloved Anna Mae "A.M." Croft, with her dark auburn hair and sparkling blue eyes, was born in the winter of 1918, on a farm just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. She left us all in tears on February 1, 2017. Life will never be the same without her. When she was a child, Anna Mae lived in many different places, as her family moved wherever her father was working construction. She attended...
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Geraldine Wensing Few

February 1, 2017

Geraldine Wensing Few, age 87, of West Grove, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on February 1, 2017. Gerry graduated from Haverford High School in 1946. She then entered William & Mary College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. In August 1952, Gerry married her love and soul mate, Walter B. Few, sometimes referred to as By. Gerry and her husband, Walt were...
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Glenda Matthews Green

January 31, 2017

Glenda Matthews Green Glenda "GG" Matthews Green (76) passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Green) Shapiro, Leslie's husband Aaron, and her granddaughter Catherine; her sister Dinah Vance and Dinah's husband Henry Vance; and her brother Tucker Matthews and his wife, Helen Matthews. Glenda was predeceased...
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Marie "Dottie" McGowan

May 6, 1938 - January 31, 2017

Marie "Dottie" McGowan Age 78. Wilmington, Delaware Dottie passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 31, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 1938 to Bartolo and Carmela Picone and is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert (Bob) McGowan and her brother John Picone. Dottie and Bob had four children, Margaret (Larry Fridrich), Catherine (Peter Geiselman), Robert W....
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Sharon D. Griffin

January 31, 2017

Sharon Desmond Griffin, age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Sharon was the daughter of the late James and Eloise Desmond. She was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and worked for the DuPont Company for over 25 years as a Lab Technician. She was an avid animal lover who also had a passion for nature. She enjoyed TV, music, reading and taking...
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Kenneth Douglas (Doug) Schindler

January 29, 2017

Kenneth Douglas (Doug) Schindler, 71, of Hockessin, DE returned to his heavenly home on January 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. His devotion to his family and his strong Christian faith supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Doug was born to the late Kenneth and Luella Schindler, dairy farmers, in Cosby, MO in 1945. He developed his work ethic at a...
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Carolyn E. Kuhwald

January 27, 2017

Carolyn E. Kuhwald, born in Philadelphia to Caroline Engel and Harry Oelkers on August 12, 1922, passed away at Dunwoody Village on January 27, 2017 at the age of 94. An only child, Carolyn attended the James Russell Lowell School before graduating from Olney High School in 1940. As a young woman, she enjoyed fashion, going to the beach with friends, and listening to the family's "Philco"...
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Richard L. Raymond, Sr.

January 27, 2017

RICHARD L. RAYMOND, SR.., affectionately called "G.P." by family, passed away on January 27, 2017, surrounded by his devoted family, at Country House, Wilmington, DE where he had been a resident since 2003. Born in Colchester, IL in 1922, he was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Ruth Raymond and brothers Eugene and Edgar L. Raymond. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in microbiology...
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Mary Buckley Lynch

January 26, 2017

Mary Buckley Lynch, age 53, of Wilmington passed away in her sleep January 26, 2017. Mary, a graduate of Ursuline Academy, graduated from the University of Delaware in 1985. She continued her studies at Ohio Northern University School of Law, graduating with the Juris Doctor degree. Mary worked for nearly 20 years as a claim representative in auto claims for State Farm Insurance. Mary...
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Judith Heckroth Hoopes

January 26, 2017

Judith Heckroth Hoopes died of ovarian cancer on January 26, 2017 at the Country House. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Anna Carlon and Ernest Richard Heckroth. She graduated in the Class of 1956 of Pierre S DuPont High School and from Duke University, Class of 1960, where she was a Dean's List Student, Class President, and May Queen. One year after graduation she married Robert R...
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Peggy E. Duncan

January 25, 2017

Peggy Duncan, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Country House, Wilmington, DE where she had lived for 16 years with two of her grandnieces by her side. Peggy was born and raised in Rising Sun, MD, one of eight children of the late Edgar and Effie Duncan. After graduating from high school, she moved to Wilmington, DE and began her career with Bell Telephone Company. She was...
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Matthew J. "Marty" Giordano

January 25, 2017

Matthew J. Giordano, "Marty" 77 passed away Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Marty was born in 1939 in Wilmington DE to Alphonse and Martha Giordano. He graduated from Wilmington High School and then married Joyce Ramsey, his high school sweetheart, in 1958. After 57 years of marriage, he loved telling people, "they tried to tell us we're too young" but together they...
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Susanne Marie Nylen

January 25, 2017

Susanne Marie Nylen, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on January 25, 2017 at The Kutz Home in Wilmington. She attended A.I. duPont High School. Susanne was predeceased by her parents Bert and Helen, and brother Bob. She is survived by her brother John of Wilmington; sister-in-law Kit Nylen and niece Cassie Gray, both of Ashfield, MA. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers...
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Bruce Alfonso Altenburger

January 23, 2017

Bruce Alfonso Altenburger, age 60, of Landenberg, PA died on January 23, 2017. Bruce graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1978 and obtained an MBA from the University of Delaware in 1997. He worked for DuPont since 1978 and was the Manager of the Safety-Health-Environmental Department. Bruce was an avid racquetball player, sailor and beach goer. He was predeceased by his father Alfonso...
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Thomas Joseph LaBarbera

January 22, 2017

Thomas Joseph LaBarbera, age 49, of Wilmington, formerly of New Fairfield, CT, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Thom graduated from New Fairfield High School in 1985 and then attended Western Connecticut State University from 1985 to 1989. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002. He was a teacher at Concord High School in the Brandywine School District and formerly...
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Alice Cassey

January 20, 2017

Alice Cassey of Wilmington, Delaware died on January 20, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 10AM for visitation and 11AM for the service at Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE. Flowers are welcomed or donations in her name can be made to "Homes for Our Troops." 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780
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Joseph Penn Hudson

January 20, 2017

Joseph Penn Hudson, 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, departed this world peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017. Penn was born in Chester, PA the first son of Joseph J. and Gladys E. Hudson. He is predeceased by his brother Charles D. Hudson and his sister Katherine H. Anderson. Penn was a lifelong Claymonter who maintained those connections as a charter member of the ROMEO club. He graduated...
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Iona Peterson Reiver

January 18, 2017

Iona Peterson Reiver, age 97, of Wilmington, died January 18, 2017 following a short illness. She was the fifth of six children born to Andrew and Agda Peterson, Swedish immigrants. She was raised on the family farm in Bridgeville, DE, where she attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. She attended University of Delaware (initially Women's College) on an academic scholarship, graduating...
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Nancy A. Graves

January 18, 2017

On Wednesday January 18, 2017, the state of Delaware lost its biggest cheerleader, Nancy Aileen Graves of Wilmington at the age of 91. Nancy frequently spoke of her love for her great state and how special it was to live here. She was born in Wilmington, the eldest of two daughters of Esther and Edward Graves. She attended Ursuline Academy high school until her father's employment with DuPont...
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John J. Mellett

January 18, 2017

John J. Mellett, age 56, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. John was born in Philadelphia Pa., son of the late John J. and Sarah McGee Mellett. He was a graduate of Brandywine High School and retired from Winterthur Museum. John enjoyed spending time with his faithful friend side-kick Buster at his home in Rehoboth Beach. He was an avid Philly sports fan...
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Mary Theresa Petit de Mange

December 24, 1927 - January 18, 2017

Mary Theresa Petit de Mange, age 89, wife of Bill Petit de Mange with whom she shared 60 years of happy marriage, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mary was born on December 24, 1927, to the late Thomas and Mary McKeown and grew up in her beloved Fisher's Corner, PA. Mary graduated from Media High School in 1945. She was employed by the United States Navy at the Naval Shipyard in...
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Elvie Elizabeth Albanese

January 17, 2017

Elvie Elizabeth Albanese - Age 77 Elvie Elizabeth Albanese, age 77, of Milford, Delaware, while surrounded by family, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. Elvie was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to the late Elvie Elizabeth and Hugh Morris Sr. Elivie was married for 47 years to the love of her life, the late Thomas J....
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Robert "Bob" Dickerson

January 16, 2017

Robert "Bob" Dickerson passed away on January 16th at the age of 93. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Eleanor R. Dickerson, his parents Leslie D. and Vera K. Dickerson, his son Wayne R. Hutchins and grandson Gerald H. Winnington, Jr. Bob was born in Glassboro, NJ, graduated from P S DuPont HS and attended the University of Delaware. He served in the Marines during WWII as a...
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Kevin Michael Cox

January 16, 2017

Kevin Michael Cox, age 44, of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Wheatfield Drive, Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017. Kevin was born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE, as well as, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. He is survived by his beloved Son, Kameron Michael Koehler of Ladson, SC; Parents, Albert...
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William J. Wier, Jr.

January 15, 2017

William J. Wier, Jr. Age 81 * Wilmington Bill died in Wilmington Hospital on Sunday January 15, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was the son of the late William J. Wier, Sr. and Helen Millard Wier. After Wilmington Friends School, Bill graduated from Colgate University and Yale Law School. He worked in DuPont Legal Department and with the US Attorney. He continued in private practice...
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Marion H. Abbott

September 15, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Marion H. Abbott passed away peacefully on January 15, 2017 at Manor Care after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Marion was born on September 15, 1924 in Wilmington, DE. She worked all her adult life at DuPont Edgemoor Plant and was secretary to the plant manager. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church and served as a Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, the Altar Guild...
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Joan Tsakiris Hondry

January 15, 2017

On January 15, 2017, Joan Tsakiris Hondry, age 85, was reunited with the love of her life, John V. Hondry, with whom she shared 48 happy years of marriage, before his death in 2004. Joan was born in January of 1932 to the late Stratos and Mary (Mandakos) Tsakiris in New York, NY and at the age of 9 moved with her family to Baltimore, MD. Joan graduated from Forrest Park High School in...
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Louis Edwin Moser

January 14, 2017

Louis Edwin Moser passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1928. He was a long time resident of Wilmington and most recently of Wilmington, Delaware. Lou was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and Brown Prep School. He attended Goldey College until he was drafted. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in Germany....
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Cornelia Stabler Canby

January 13, 2017

Cornelia Stabler Canby, (Cornie) longtime resident of Stonegates, Greenville, Delaware died Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late W. Laird and Jane Ramsay Stabler. She graduated from The Baldwin School and attended Sarah Lawrence College. Her college years were cut short when she travelled cross country to San Diego to marry her fiancé, naval...
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Mary Finlay Rickert

January 13, 2017

Mary Finlay Rickert, 83, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, surrounded by three generations of her loving family. Mary was born in New York City to Bridget (Brick) Finlay of County Kerry, Ireland and Edward Finlay of County Offaly, Ireland. After losing her mother at a young age she was raised by the nuns at St. Michael's Orphanage on Staten Island, of whom she often spoke...
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Shirley Ewald Vaillancourt

January 13, 2017

Shirley Ewald Vaillancourt of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on January 13, 2017 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born in Wethersfield, CT where she married Joseph A. Vaillancourt, her husband of forty years who passed away in 1987. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Shirley enjoyed bowling and playing bridge. She loved the beach and made...
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James "Jim" Mason

January 10, 2017

James (Jim) Mason, age 76, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his home. Jim was a long term employee of Hi-Way Inn in Wilmington. He is survived by his brother Morris Mason of Wilmington. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Forgotten Cats Inc., Suite 422, 4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807.
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Santanu Muhiri

January 9, 2017

Funeral Service at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am.
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Jean L. Collat

January 8, 2017

JEAN L. COLLAT AGE: 89 - HOCKESSIN Jean L. Collat, who died January 8, 2017, was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother as well as an opera singer whose voice was widely regarded as exceptional. Born in 1927 in Cincinnati, OH, Jean was the daughter of Charles and Frederica Levy. She realized that she had a gift for singing early in her childhood and often sang French folk songs to the...
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William F. Lalor

January 8, 2017

William F. Lalor, age 90, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood after a brief illness. Bill was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Vincent and Gertrude Lalor. Upon graduation from Bloomfield High School Bill spent two years in military service with the US 8th Army Air Corp., serving in...
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Clair V. Frank

January 7, 2017

Clair V. Frank, 89, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017. He was born in Philipsburg, PA and was raised in Osceola Mills. Clair was a US Army veteran, serving in Japan with MacArthur's "White Glove" unit. When Clair moved to Wilmington, he worked for Brosius & Smedley before opening his own flooring store. Clair cherished his family and friends with all his heart. He enjoyed the...
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Mildred Janet Games

January 3, 2017

Mildred Janet (nee Miller) Games, age 100 of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice in the St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born in Wilmington, DE, Mildred was the daughter of the late Garnett Miller and Jeanette (Davidson) Miller. She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1934 and Goldey-Beacom College. Mildred was an executive...
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Bohuslawa "Bushka" Bass

January 3, 2017

Bohuslawa Z. P. Bass, "Bushka", age 91, passed away on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at her residence in Kennett Square, PA. Bushka was born in Poland in 1925. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Leon Zabko Potapovich and Natalie Petriv. At the start of the Second World War the family, including her brother Bogdan, moved to Germany to escape the Soviets. In 1947 the family immigrated to the USA and...
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Dorothy Elizabeth (Libby) Fay

January 3, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Fay (Libby) of Sharpley, Wilmington, passed away quietly on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Wilmington Hospital at the age of 95. She was born in 1921 in Sewickley, PA to David L. See and Margaret (McClure) See. She received a B.S. from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and was an analytic chemist at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh and at DuPont in Fairfield,...
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Lucille Protack

January 2, 2017

Lucille Protack, age 87 of New Castle, Delaware, passed away on Monday, January 02, 2017 at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Delaware after a twelve-year struggle with Dementia and numerous chronic illnesses. Lucille was the daughter of the late Frank Forrest and Pearl Dodson Forrest. Her humble beginnings in Monticello, Arkansas gave way to service in the US Navy, raising a strong...
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Eleanor M. McMahon

January 2, 2017

Eleanor Maria (Qualey) McMahon, 92, died in Cary, N.C. on January 2, 2017 after a long illness. A long-time Delaware resident, Eleanor was pre-deceased in death by her husband of 70 years, Joseph P. McMahon in June of 2015. Eleanor was born in Essex CT and raised in Kearny and Harrison, NJ. She lived a full life, focused on her loving and lasting marriage to Joe and her selfless concern for...
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Nicholas Anthony Baldini

January 1, 2017

Nicholas Anthony Baldini Sr., age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in New Castle, DE on January 30, 1924, he was the son of the late llario and Marietta (Casalena) Baldini. He was a brother to two sisters, Ann Baldwin and Dora Episcopo, and a brother to the late Angelo Baldini. Nicholas was inducted into WWII on February 18, 1943,...
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Laura Darden Paolin

December 27, 2016

Laura Darden Paolin, age 94, peacefully passed away at Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Mrs. Paolin was born in La Paz, Mexico and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mariana Mendoza Rountree. For several years, she was employed as an executive secretary and then as a loving homemaker caring for her family. Mrs. Paolin was predeceased by her...
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Jerry Jefferson Thompson

December 27, 2016

Jerry Jefferson Thompson of Hockessin, Delaware, was born May 17, 1925 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of the late Lawrence Lee and Mary Ruby (Farris) Thompson. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy, earned a master's degree in physics at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and worked as a research scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago and for the E.I. DuPont Company. He...
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Lillian Marie "Mimi" Slayton

December 27, 2016

L. Marie "Mimi" Slayton, 90, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Myerstown, PA, died of complications of Alzheimer's on December 27, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at the Kutz Home in Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Slayton, Jr. The daughter of the late Rose (Switay) and Earl R. Stitzel, she was born in Shillington, PA. Mimi spent her childhood in Myerstown, PA...
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Bernice Elaine Jones

December 26, 2016

Bernice Elaine Jones, age 84, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Monday December 26, 2016 in Christiana Care - Wilmington Hospital. Bernice was educated in the Wilmington area schools. She was a domestic worker for several households in Wilmington, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Bernice was a member of the Claymont Community Senior Center where she traveled to many eateries and casinos up and down...
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Helen Elizabeth (Stang) Dennison

December 26, 2016

Helen Elizabeth (Stang) Dennison, age 68, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, December26th, 2016, with her family by her side, after a brave and relentless battle with cancer. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florence (Wallace) Stang of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. Helen moved to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 when she married her college...
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Elaine Houser

December 23, 2016

Elaine Houser, age 97 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at her Shipley Manor residence. She was born and raised in Wilmington, DE , the daughter of the late William and Bessie Southgate. Bobbie, as she was known to everyone was a graduate of Wilmington High School and Beacom Business College. She worked for DuPont and the City of Wilmington. In 1945...
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Marilyn Kaye Nugent Hendricks

December 22, 2016

Marilyn Kaye Nugent Hendricks passed away in her sleep on Sunday December 22, 2016 in Kennett Square, PA. She was 80 years old. She was preceded in death late last year by her beloved husband of 58 years, R. Michael Hendricks. She is survived by son R. Matthew Hendricks of Wilmington, DE; grandson Rayman A. Hendricks, II of Prescott, AZ; brother Stephen E. Nugent of San Marcos, CA, sisters...
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Pauline Grace Selvaggio

December 22, 2016

Pauline Grace Selvaggio, age 97, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, on December 22, 2016 at Shipley Manor in Wilmington, Delaware. Growing up during the depression, Pauline sacrificed a formal education to work for her family. However, she later studied at the "University of Life" where she majored in "loving perfection" and graduated with the highest possible honors. She then...
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Ellen Kusik

December 20, 2016

Ellen Kusik, age 92, of Wilmington, DE died peacefully on December 20, 2016. Throughout her life, Ellen was a devout Christian in thought, word and deed. She believed in the inherent value of all God's people and practiced that daily in her kindness and generosity towards others. She especially loved children and animals—often bringing those in need of extra care or nourishment into her...
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Marion M. Allison

December 18, 2016

Marion Murphy Allison, 90 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2016 at Forwood Manor. Born and raised in Wilmington, the daughter of the late John and Viola Murphy, she was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School class of 1944. Marion worked for the Wilmington Trust Co., then went on to devote much of her life to volunteering for organizations such as the Red Cross and...
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Rayman Michael Hendricks

December 17, 2016

R. Michael Hendricks, formerly of Wilmington, DE, born in Salt Lake City, UT, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 79 on Saturday December 17th in Kennett Square, PA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marilyn Nugent Hendricks of Kennett Square, PA; son R. Matthew Hendricks of Wilmington, DE and grandson Rayman A. Hendricks, II of Prescott, AZ. Mike was born in Salt...
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Joyce Joann Idzik

December 17, 2016

Joyce Joann Idzik of Chadds Ford, PA passed away at the age of 87 alongside her three loving children on December 17, 2016. Joyce was born in Oak Park, IL as an only child to the late Amanda and Emil Hoppensteadt. She was a devoted and caring wife to John Joseph Idzik for 61 years until his passing in December of 2013. Joyce is survived by her three children Dr. Cynthia Lynn Idzik-Starr (husband...
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Lakshmisri C Chatterjee

December 17, 2016

Lakshmisri Chakraborty Chatterjee, 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on December 17, 2016. Born in Calcutta, India, to the late Ramesh C. and Juthika Chakraborty, Lakshmi grew up in New Delhi, India before marrying Ashoke Chatterjee and moving to Chattanooga, TN in 1971. After completing a Master's Degree in Sociology from Emory University, she worked...
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Mary M. Merlonghi

December 16, 2016

Mary M. Merlonghi, age 93 of Wilmington, Delaware died on December 16, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Merlonghi was predeceased by her husband Louis, her mother Concetta, father Angelo, her brothers Tony and Henry Stenta and her Uncle Rocco Stenta. She is survived by her 3 sons; Michael, Stephan and Gary Merlonghi, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Merlonghi...
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Edward R. Kowalski

December 15, 2016

Edward R. Kowalski, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, died suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Edward was the son of the late Edward J. Kowalski and Madeline Melson Kowalski. He graduated from Browns Vocational School and took various courses. He was also a veteran of the US Army. Eddie worked at many different jobs throughout his life and after his retirement he worked as a security guard. He was...
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Hope Remsen Yerkes

December 15, 2016

Hope Remsen Yerkes, age 69, passed away on Wednesday December 15, 2016, after a long battle with COPD (don't smoke kids). Hope attended Tatnall while living in Wilmington. Previously working at the Delaware Learning Center (now the Centreville School), she retired from Winterthur after more than 25 years there. She is survived by her daughter Susan "bunni" Bodan, grandchildren Amber, Brett...
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Richard Stephani

December 13, 2016

Richard M Stephani, 89, Dec 13, 2016 of Kennett Square, PA. Formerly of Florida, Texas, Kansas, and Glen Riddle, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia and daughter Candy (Ralph Steinberg). Survived by daughter Pamela (Richard Morelli). He died peacefully at home with family and friends and his beloved cat, Buffy by his side. Mr. Stephani worked as a Mechanical Engineer for...
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Florence "Kathy" Richardson

December 13, 2016

Florence Kathryn "Kathy" Richardson, 57, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on December 13, 2016 at Wilmington Hospital. Kathy was born in Wilmington, the youngest child of Jim and Anna Harrold. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Her various occupations were, Continental Insurance Company, Acme Markets, Waitressing and Lehane's Bus Service. The loves of Kathy's life...
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C. Richard Orth, Sr.

December 13, 2016

C. Richard Orth, Sr. of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in 1939, Dick attended school in Wilmington before graduating from St. Andrews School in Middletown. He then went on to get his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. After working as an engineer for several years, Dick then became the...
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Vincent E. Morgan, Sr.

December 11, 2016

Vincent E. Morgan, Sr., age 91, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of West Hempstead, NY, passed away on December 11, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was a graduate from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and was employed as a mechanical engineer for Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, Long Island, NY for 38 years. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASTME)...
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Hansaben M. Patel

December 11, 2016

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm on Thursday December 15, 2016 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may visit from 3 to 4 pm.
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Thomas C. Sygowski

December 10, 2016

Thomas C. Sygowski, age 65, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Friday December 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his soulmate and wife of 37 years Linda (Archangelo) Sygowski, his mother Marjorie (Stevens) Sygowski, nephews Charles and Steven Sygowski (Jennifer), great-niece Sarah and great-nephew Jonathan as well as his sisters-in-law and several cousins. ...
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Rita J. (Talarowski) Francisco

December 8, 2016

Rita J. (Talarowski) Francisco, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday December 8, 2016. She was the daughter of Aloysius and Lucille (Rosiak) Talarowski, and the sister of Al Talarowski, Francis Talarowski and Dorothy Williams who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her great granddaughter Kristina Jane Francisco. Rita attended St. Hedwig Catholic School and...
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Douglas Eugene "Gene" Robinson

December 7, 2016

Douglas Eugene Robinson "Gene, age 87, of Hockessin, DE died on December 7, 2016. He was born and raised in Chesapeake City, MD. Gene proudly served in the United States Navy and worked at Sears Roebuck and Company until his retirement. Gene is predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Services will be private.
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Joan Elizabeth Homan

December 7, 2016

Joan Elizabeth Homan, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 7, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Joan graduated from Sanford Preparatory School in the Spring of 1954. She was on a scholarship for field hockey, and she was the class "gavel girl" in her senior year. She attended classes in Munich and Parish in 1954 and 1955. Joan earned her BS in Education in 1959 from the University...
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Elizabeth Blair Nowland

December 5, 2016

Elizabeth Blair Nowland, age 50, of Wilmington, DE, died Monday, December 5th, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. Blair was born in Wilmington to the late Philip J. and Sandra Robertson Nowland Tisdall. She was a graduate of Tower Hill School and she earned her BA and Masters in Education, both from University of Delaware. Blair was a second grade school teacher at the Lancashire...
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Roberta Jolene Williams

December 5, 2016

Roberta Jolene Williams, 77, of Kennett Square, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016 at the Neighborhood Health Impatient Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was born in Denver, Colorado to Mac and Marjorie Rogers. Roberta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, interior design and dance, but most of all she loved her family dearly. She...
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Ella Rebecca "Becky" Woodward

December 5, 2016

Becky died on December 5, 2016, at Forwood Manor after a short illness. She was born in 1915 in Linkwood, Maryland, the daughter of Meta and Howard LeCompte. Becky was married to Carl J. Woodward for 59 years before his death in 1993. Many will remember Becky for her passionate love of children. In addition to her own, she was always ready to take in and care for nieces, nephews, and...
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Louzetta Schafer Lower Morris

December 5, 2016

Louzetta Schafer Lower Morris, 96, was called Home to God on December 5, 2016 following a short illness. Louzetta was born in Worchester, Massachusetts and moved as a young child to Delaware, where she became a beloved and devoted Delawarean for the remainder of her life. Louzetta was raised in Wilmington and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach. Louzetta graduated from P.S. du Pont High...
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Walter Frederick Lahvis MD

December 4, 2016

Walter Frederick Lahvis MD passed away December 4, 2016 after a fall in his home on Thanksgiving. Walter aka Fritz was born the son of Paul and Hildegard Lahvis in Gowanda, New York where he attended public schools. In 1952 he earned a BA degree from Hamilton College where he graduated with honors in Chemistry. In 1956 he received his MD degree from Syracuse University and took a rotating...
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Gisele Blondel-Parachini

July 4, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Gisele Blondel-Parachini was born in Normandy, France on July 4, 1925. She peacefully departed this life while at home on Sunday, December 4, 2016 as she was surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren. Gisele was a nurse in France and came to the United States in the early 1960's with her husband, Henry. Henry came to work for the Copeland family, related to the DuPont's. He was the family...
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Leonore M. DeCarli-Ginsberg

December 3, 2016

Leonore M. DeCarli-Ginsberg, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York, NY, passed away on Saturday December 3, 2016 at Shipley Manor in Wilmington. Born in Plymouth, MA in 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Fiocchi) DeCarli. Leonore graduated from Plymouth High School, Class of 1944, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Syracuse University in 1948. ...
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Elizabeth C. Taylor

November 30, 2016

Elizabeth C. Taylor (Betty), age 95, of Wilmington, DE died on November 30, 2016 at the Broadmeadow Nursing Home in Middletown. Betty attended St. Anthony's Church, St. Thomas School, and Wilmington High School. She worked for Bell Telephone and ICI as an operator. She enjoyed family & friends, ceramics, embroidery, golf, and the beach. She loved spending her summers in Broadkill Beach, DE...
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Richard M. Knee

November 29, 2016

Richard M. Knee, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Dick was born in Altoona, PA to the late Edward H. Sr. and Anna B. Knee. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Francis University, Loretto, PA in 1952 and earned his masters degree from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN in 1954. Dick worked for the DuPont Company from 1954 to...
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Harry A. Adams

November 27, 2016

Harry A. Adams, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Harry was born in Gargatha, VA to the late Chauncey J. and Ruby K. Adams. He graduated from Claymont high School in 1942. He then proceeded into the military and was a Private First Class in the USMC. He was on the original charter for Hall-Burke VFW on Philadelphia Pike. In 1969 he retired from the Wilmington...
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Anne B. Abbitt

November 26, 2016

Anne B. Abbitt died on November 26, 2016 at Cokesbury Village. She was born in Victoria, VA. After graduation from West Hampton College of the University of Richmond in 1949, she taught school until she married the boy next door………they celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary this past June. She enjoyed playing tennis and developed many friends through the game. She is survived by her...
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John Ely (Sandy) Riegel

December 11, 1938 - November 26, 2016

John Ely Riegel (Sandy), of Montchanin DE and Fishers Island NY, died peacefully in Wilmington Delaware on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Born December 11, 1938, Sandy was the son of the late Edith duPont and Richard Eveland Riegel. He attended Tower Hill School, the Lawrenceville School, the Watkinson School and the University of Delaware. Sandy also served four years in the United States Navy...
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Colwyn Samuel Krussman

November 25, 2016

Colwyn Samuel Krussman, 81, passed away peacefully, on November 25, 2016, at The Lorelton, Wilmington, Delaware. Sam was a native Wilmingtonian, born in February 1935. He was son of the late Waldemar and Charlotte (Cochrane) Krussman. He graduated from Wilmington High School, and received his Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Delaware. Sam was awarded a Fulbright...
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Michael B. Kavanaugh

July 20, 1947 - November 23, 2016

Michael B. Kavanaugh passed away peacefully in his sleep on November the 23, 2016 in the early morning the day before Thanksgiving. "Uncle" Michael, aka "Houdini" (from the official records of The Yard) was born in Wilmington DE, on July 20, 1947 to the late Gerard P and Ann B Kavanaugh. Mike graduated from Christ Our King, Salesianum (class of '66), University of Delaware, and University of...
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Evelyn Lena (Verdette) Campbell

November 23, 2016

Evelyn Lena (Verdette) Campbell, age 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Green Bay, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Arden Courts in Wilmington. In 1941, Evelyn graduated third in her class from West High School in Green Bay. She also graduated as a registered nurse from the Kahler Hospitals School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota in 1946. Evelyn was a loving...
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