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Jean Sanders

August 16, 2017

Jean Sanders, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at The Lorelton in Wilmington, DE. Jean attended schools in Wilmington and later graduated from James H. Groves High School. Jean was a full-time mother and homemaker. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who cherished the times she spent caring for the grandchildren when they were young. Jean was an...
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Patricia Walters

August 15, 2017

Patricia Walters died peacefully on August 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Born on March 15, 1932, in Baltimore, Maryland, Pat was the only child of the late Joseph Kennedy Walters and Mildred Fillmore Walters. After graduating from The Tatnall School and attending the University of Delaware, Pat earned a B.S. degree in accounting from San Diego State University in 1977. Ultimately...
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Paul E. Baker

January 16, 1924 - August 11, 2017

Paul Baker, age 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017. Paul was born on January 16, 1924 in the coal mining town of Tower City, Pa. He graduated from Tower City High School and went on to attend Kutztown State College. He served honorably in the United States Army in both World War II and the Korean War and was a 72 year continuous member of American Legion Post 468...
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Martha Anne Caroline Verge du Pont

August 8, 2017

Our beloved Martha Anne Caroline Verge du Pont (Muffin) passed away peacefully in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was born in Long Beach California to Martha Anne Caroline Verge (Bready) and William Earnest Verge. Her father was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, veteran of WWII and had a long career in the Navy, reaching the rank of Rear...
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Aaron Norman Silverman

August 5, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Aaron Norman Silverman Aaron N. Silverman, 82, of Townsend, Delaware, passed away on August 8, 2017. Aaron was born on August 5, 1935 in Lewiston, Maine, son to the late Benjamin and Mary Silverman (Tremblay). Aaron attended Lewiston High School and Babson College (Wellesley, MA). On August 7th, Aaron celebrated 41 years of marriage to the love of his life, Doris J. Silverman (Tardif). ...
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Dana Jay Schowe

August 6, 2017

Dana Jay Schowe, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Alexander Schowe, and the proud father of Jennifer and Mara Schowe, passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dana and his wife resided in Chadds Ford, PA, but spent a significant amount of time at the Schowe Heritage Farm in Indiana, and at the Alexander Camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Dana was a graduate of Purdue University, in West...
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Dana Jay Schowe

August 6, 2017

Dana Jay Schowe, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Alexander Schowe, and the proud father of Jennifer and Mara Schowe, passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dana and his wife resided in Chadds Ford, PA, but spent a significant amount of time at the Schowe Heritage Farm in Indiana, and at the Alexander Camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Dana was a graduate of Purdue University, in West...
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Beverly Ann Stover

August 5, 2017

Beverly Ann Stover, 90, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away at Kendal at Longwood on Saturday August 5, 2017. Beverly was a graduate of Robinson (Kansas) High School and attended San Francisco State University. She was a member of the Ocean Reef and Wilmington Country Clubs. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Raymond Stover. Survivors include her children Robert Marc (Jane) of Chadds...
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Francis McCormack

August 4, 2017

Francis McCormack, age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017. Francis was born in Newburgh, NY and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy High School, where he excelled as a member of the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. He then served his country from 1941-1945 honorably during WWII in the United States Navy on the USS Santa Fe (CL-60) in the...
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Phyllis R. Conner

August 4, 2017

Phyllis Scrivner Conner Phyllis passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017. She was born and raised in Berea, Ky. She moved to Arden, Delaware in 1958 where she resided with her husband of 61 years, Charles"Chuck"Conner. Phyllis was a dedicated teacher of young children and school administrator. She began her teaching career in the early sixties with the Head Start program. She was...
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John Watson Christie, Jr.

August 3, 2017

John Watson Christie, Jr. died August 3, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1926 to John W. Christie and Ruth Tracy Bigelow Christie. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Wilmington in 1931 when his father became the Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. John graduated from West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland in 1944 and spent...
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Dale C. Blomstrom

August 3, 2017

Dale C. Blomstrom, age 89, of Talleyville (Wilmington), DE, died on August 3, 2017, at home. Dale was born in Lincoln, NE, son of the late Andrew and Jeanne Cutts Blomstrom. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS in chemical engineering and from the University of Illinois with a PhD in chemistry. After service in the US Army Chemical Corps, his career was in the Central...
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Susan Frances Mercogliano

August 2, 2017

Susan Frances Mercogliano, age 62, of Salisbury, Maryland died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, with peace in her heart and her favorite things, her stuffed animal and purse in her arms. Susan was nurtured by a loving and enthusiastic family of caregivers for 39 years at Holly Center where she grew to be as fulfilled with purpose, promise and hope as any of us might aspire. Born in Washington,...
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Kenneth Emil Trelenberg

August 1, 2017

Kenneth Emil Trelenberg, age 92, of Wilmington Delaware, formerly of Romulus, Michigan died peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 1, 2017. Ken was born in 1925 in Detroit, the son of Emil and Emma Trelenberg. He had four siblings including a twin sister. Ken grew up on the family farm in Romulus just outside of Detroit. He graduated first in his class from Romulus High School,...
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Doris Ruth Jimenez

August 1, 2017

Doris Ruth (Ekle) Jimenez, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Newark Manor nursing home. Doris was born in Ulm, Germany, the daughter of the late Karl and Ruth Hearns Ekle. Doris was a homemaker and loved gardening. In addition to her parents, Doris is predeceased by her late husband of 52 years, Miguel who passed in 2006. She is survived by her son, Miguel ...
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Raymond F. Bree

July 30, 2017

Raymond F. Bree, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully after a long and fulfilling life on Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born in the Bronx, NY, the youngest of 5 children. Raymond married Patricia sixty one years ago and raised a family of 6 children with great integrity and love. Ray and Pat were a model of strength and their commitment to marriage was a joy to watch. Pat...
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S. Maynard Turk

July 29, 2017

The Turk family mourns the passing of our husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather at the age of 91 on July 29, 2017. He was a humble man from rural Roanoke County Virginia. He served in the Army twice, once during WW II and again during the Korean Conflict. The GI Bill allowed him to attend Roanoke College and scholarships took him through Washington & Lee University Law School. He...
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Winifred S. Beatty

July 28, 2017

Winifred S. Beatty of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2017. She was 81. Mrs. Beatty was the daughter of the late Carrel Wesley Skeen and Mary Gladys Skeen Gordon of New Castle, Delaware. Born in Raleigh, NC, she was the eldest of four children. Win graduated from William Penn High School in New Castle, where her family belonged to historic New Castle Presbyterian...
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Lucille M. Greth

July 25, 2017

Lucille M. Greth, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at her home on July 25, 2017. She was a graduate of Wilson High School in Reading, PA and graduated from the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1951. Before her retirement, she was a nurse for many years. Lucille served on the Junior Board of Christiana Hospital, member of and former treasurer of the Delaware Federation of...
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Margaret C McDevitt

February 22, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Margaret Curtin McDevitt Age 85 Glen Mills Margaret "Peggy" Curtin McDevitt passed away on July 24, 2017. Born in Reading, PA in 1932, Peggy was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Curtin. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, godmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Peggy was a woman of faith with an infectious smile and a vibrant personality....
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Julia Decker

July 3, 1929 - July 23, 2017

Julia Berghuys Decker, 88, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin died peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Julia was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived her long life in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Virginia and finally Delaware. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold Decker. She is survived by her 5 children Carol (Charlie) Gawthrop of Hockessin, Nancy (Bob)...
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Joe Robert Pierce

July 22, 2017

Joe Pierce of Wilmington, Delaware died peacefully on July 22, 2017. He had a very aggressive cancer. He is survived by his wife Lynne and a brother in Missouri. Before his retirement, he worked as a bread delivery man. He will be buried as a veteran. We all pray that he found God before he died. Good bye Joe.
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Bettie Phillips

January 29, 1922 - July 22, 2017

Bettie Marie Neckar Phillips was born January 29, 1922 and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, with her three siblings, Mary Jane, Bud, and Jay. Her father owned a Harley Davidson dealership in Terre Haute. She passed away on July 22, 2017. Bettie was an independent woman, ahead of her time. After high school, she attended Indiana State University and secretarial school. Her secretarial and...
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Julia Berghuys Decker

July 22, 2017

Julia Berghuys Decker, 88, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin died peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Julia was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived her long life in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Virginia and finally Delaware. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold Decker. She is survived by her 5 children Carol (Charlie) Gawthrop of Hockessin, Nancy (Bob)...
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Hugh M. Mahaffy

July 21, 2017

Hugh M. Mahaffy Age: 95, Wilmington Devoted father and loving husband On Friday, July 21, 2017 Hugh M. Mahaffy died from injuries incurred in an accidental fall. Hugh was pleased to note that he was a fourth generation Wilmingtonian and had effectively lived in only two houses during his life. He attended Tower Hill School where he played all sports but most notably football. ...
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Rosalie Andrews McConnell

August 5, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Rosalie Andrews McConnell, 92, Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Cokesbury Village; her home for the past 26 years. She was born on August 5, 1924 in Dayton, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked briefly in Washington, DC during the war and as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times. She married Edward Johnston McConnell Jr. in 1949 and...
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Raymond Livingston Barney

July 15, 2017

Raymond Livingston Barney, age 73, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the son of the late Arthur and Jessalyn Gordy Barney. Raymond was a retired Lab Technician from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. after 25 yrs. of service. He proudly served 7 yrs. active duty with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the Naval...
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John Alvin Simms

July 12, 2017

John Alvin Simms, age 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Maris Grove Rose Court in Glen Mills, PA, on July 12, 2017, of progressive supranuclear palsy. John was the first son of Nellie Corn Simms and John Colbert Simms, Ph.D., of Dahlonega, GA and Roanoke, VA, now deceased. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 2, 1931 while his father was attending Case Western Reserve...
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Erik Kissa

July 11, 2017

Dr. Erik Kissa, renowned chemist, internationally recognized photographer, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away July 11, 2017 at the age of 94. Born and raised in Estonia and forced to flee as a young man by invading Russian forces during WWII, Dr. Kissa made it his life's work to meet and exceed any challenges put before him, whether at DuPont or through his work as a...
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Leo E. Craven

July 9, 2017

Leo E. Craven, age 72, of Dover, Delaware passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017 in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Leo was born in Salem, New Jersey to the late Martin J. and Elva Craven. He was raised in Pennsville, New Jersey and graduated from Pennsville High School, class of 1962. He also graduated from the University of New Mexico, majoring in music. He was a veteran of the U.S....
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Mark J. Russo

July 9, 2017

Mark J. Russo, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Mark was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the son of the late John and Mary Harvey Russo. As a result of a near fatal drowning as a child, Mark was developmentally and cognitively delayed. Mark was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which contributed to his compromised health. In 1969, Mark and his...
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Elaine P. Glisson

February 20, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Elaine passed away on July 8, 2017 in Lewes, Delaware. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on February 20, 1935, to Oscar and Helen (Czajkowski) Peterson. She attended Wilmington High School, and was a 1957 graduate of the University of Delaware. She worked for the DuPont Company as a secretary for 10 years before marrying Alexander L. Glisson, Jr., -- "Larry" -- on June 15, 1968. She and...
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Thomas Anthony "Tom" Driscoll, Jr.

July 7, 2017

Thomas Anthony Driscoll Jr. Thomas "Tom" Driscoll Jr., of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88. Tom was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas A. Driscoll Sr., and Margaret (Friel) Driscoll. He is predeceased by his brother Robert Driscoll (Sally). He is a U.S. Navy veteran. Tom worked at the General Electric Plant in...
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Elio Battista

July 6, 2017

Elio Battista, Sr., age 90 of Wilmington, Delaware formerly of Arpino, Italy passed away peacefully on Thursday July 6, 2017. Mr. Battista is survived by Elio and Erin Battista, Jr. of Hockessin and Nino and Sandra Battista of Wilmington, and grandchildren Nino Jose, Aiden Alexander and Anya Alise. Elio enjoyed life and had a passion for hunting and playing the accordion and sharing his...
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Sophia Koutoufaris

July 5, 2017

Sophia Koutoufaris, age 62, passed away in the early hours of July 5th, 2017 in her home at Milford, Delaware after fighting ovarian cancer for 16 months. She was surrounded by her closest family. When she was first diagnosed, Sophia doubted that she had the strength to endure the surgery and intense chemotherapy needed to keep the cancer at bay. Those doubts slowly evaporated over the next...
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Maryanne Bemiller

July 5, 2017

Maryanne Bemiller, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home. Maryanne was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary (Bowdren) Bemiller. She graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, PA in 1961. She attended Chestnut Hill College from 1963 to 1972, graduating as a Sister of St. Joseph with a B.S. Degree in Education. ...
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Cara Carroccia

July 3, 2017

Cara Carroccia, age 55, of Philadelphia, PA, died on July 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was born in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Archmere Academy. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She was self-employed and brought her love of history to her many projects. In 2010, she received the Design Award from the Delaware Chapter...
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Ann Marie Stewart

July 2, 2017

Annie Wells Stewart, 58, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday July 2, 2017. Annie was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1959. She graduated from Brandywine High School in 1977. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and co-worker. Annie is preceded in death by her father Robert Wells. She is survived by her children Michael, Kevin, Cappie,...
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Sandra E. Wolf

July 1, 2017

Sandra Elaine (Ford) Wolf, age 74, of Newark DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 1. She was born on August 4, 1942 in West Chester PA to the late Elwood 'Hub' and Gertrude (Gallagher) Ford. Sandra graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School in 1960. Sandra along with her late twin brother were the youngest Sandra was a loving...
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Peter Noyes Greeley

June 30, 2017

Peter Noyes Greeley, age 85, passed away at home on June 30, 2017 after a long illness from kidney failure. He was the son of Lawrence Hurd Greeley and Anna Noyes Greeley. As a youth he was an Eagle Scout and later served as scout master. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Peter was a member of the 294th Field Artillery in...
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Usha Acharya

June 30, 2017

Usha Sumant Acharya, 76, most recently of Hockessin, DE, died June 30, 2017. Usha was born in Mombasa, Kenya in 1941. She graduated from Dutchess of Gloucester School, and completed her medical training at both Grant Medical College in Mumbai and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. On July 4, 1968, she married Sumant Acharya, moved to Chicago in 1971 and together they founded their...
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Sara "Sally" Wallace

June 27, 2017

Sara Platt Wallace "Sally" Sara Platt Wallace, of Avondale, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Delaware. While her family is left heartbroken by the loss of such a beautiful soul, they will be forever grateful for the gift of her love. "Sally," as she was affectionately known to those childhood raised by her parents, Lucy...
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Marvin Frank London

February 23, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Marvin was born Feb 23, 1931 in Atlantic City, NJ to Jack and Alberta London. Raised in Pleasantville, NJ, he loved boating, fishing and hunting. In his youth, he served as a Marine Sgt. during the Korean War. Upon leaving the military, he married Grace Frances DeMeis on April 14, 1953. They raised a family of five. Marvin worked at and eventually retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer as a...
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Firman Andrew Nelson

June 24, 2017

Firman Andrew Nelson, age 84, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE, formerly of Clayton, NJ, passed away on Saturday June 24, 2017. He attended Clayton Schools in New Jersey from 1944-1952 and Rutger University from 1952-1955 graduating with his degree in Engineering. Firman served in the Army from 1956-1958. Before his retirement, he was an Industrial Engineer with the DuPont Company. ...
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Bhikhiben Naik-Desai

June 24, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Friday June 30, 2017 at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 10 am to 11 am.
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Edith Diver Lennox

June 20, 2017

Edith Diver Lennox (Edie) of Wilmington, Delaware died Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017 at the Country House at the age of 98. She was the eldest of the eight children of Frank W. Diver and Carolyn Prickett Diver of Wilmington. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Alan R. Lennox, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, and by her son, Frank W. Lennox. She was also predeceased by five of...
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Hildred C. Nason

June 16, 2017

Hildred C. Nason, 87 of Glen Mills, PA died on June 16, 2017 at Maris Grove. Her last employment was with Villanova University where she enjoyed conversations with the students. She retired from Villanova in 1993. Hildred belonged to the Cribbage Club at Maris Grove. She always loved to walk and was a member of the Wilmington Trail Club at one time. She was immensely proud of her...
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Harvey A. Salem

June 15, 2017

Dr. Harvey A. Salem, age 80, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on June 15, 2017 at his home. In 1959, Dr. Salem earned his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1964. He served his internship and residency from 1964 to 1968 at Tri-County Hospital in Springfield, PA. Dr. Salem was employed by Riverside Hospital in...
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Dionisia A. Fessaras

June 13, 2017

Dionisia A. Fessaras, age 91, of Carneys Point, NJ and formerly of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Dionisia was born in Greece, the daughter of the late Antonios and Maria Diakopanagiotis. She completed her schooling in Kos Greece in June of 1938. She was married to the late Antonios K. Fessaras and they moved to Wilmington, Delaware...
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Dorothy C. Flynn

June 13, 2017

Dorothy C. Flynn, born 1939, died of cancer on June 13, 2017. Dotty, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers, grew up in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by Philip, her husband of 53 years. Three children also survive her: Joslyn (Mrs. Stephen) Hills, of Chevy Chase, MD., Keating (Mrs. Joseph) Johnson of Princeton, NJ, and Philip M. Flynn and (Jennifer Flynn) of Philadelphia, PA, and 6...
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Sylvia T. Healy

July 7, 1941 - June 12, 2017

Sylvia T. Healy, 75, passed away in her home on June 12, 2017. Sylvia was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 7, 1941 to Winfield C. and Eva (Knight) Twitchell. She graduated from Conrad High School in 1958 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. In 1960, she worked for Capital International Airway as a flight attendant and traveled the world. During this time she married Edwin...
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Mia Shorteno Fraser

June 12, 2017

Mia Shorteno Fraser of New York City, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Montreal, Canada, she moved to Delaware in 1986, and graduated from Archmere Academy. Mia received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University with Majors in English and Psychology, and completed a study abroad at the University of Oxford. She was a Research Project Manager while at Georgetown...
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Raymond H. Wilber

June 12, 2017

Raymond H. Wilber, 94, of Wilmington, DE, died quietly on June 12, 2017 at Methodist Country House, Wilmington, DE. He was a resident of the Methodist Country House for the last 14 years. He was born in Hannibal, MO to the late Raymond and Anna Wilber. He attended Hannibal La Grange College and the University of Missouri College of Engineering where he received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering...
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Elizabeth "Betty" DeNight Baird

June 12, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" DeNight Baird, age 93 of Newark, DE, passed away on June 12, 2017, surrounded by loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years William (Brub) G. Baird, Jr. Betty was devoted to her family and friends, full of kindness, joy, and enthusiasm. She was beloved by all who knew her with her infectious laugh and exclamations of "Holy Buckets!" Betty was a...
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Rao S. Bhamidipati

June 10, 2017

Rao S Bhamidipati, age 60 of Malvern, PA formerly of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India died on June 10th, 2017 at Paoli Hospital. He attended Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Kakainada and graduated in in 1976 with a Bachelor of Technology. Afterwards he received a Master in Management in 1978 at Indian Institutes for Technology, Madras (IIT Madras). Thereafter he worked for Tata...
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Francis Giammattei

August 3, 1928 - June 8, 2017

Frank Giammattei died peacefully at his home on June 8th, with many family members present, after a lengthy decline. Frank (Francis Giammattei, Jr.) was born in Tarrytown, New York on August 3, 1928, the son of Dr. Francis Giammattei and Betsey Presby Giammattei. He graduated from St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware in 1947 where he held leadership roles and the school batting average...
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Helen Louise Lavell

June 3, 2017

Mrs. Lavell died at Foulk Manor Nursing hom on Saturday June 3, 2017. No services are planned at this time.
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John Patrick Pelegrin

June 3, 2017

John "Patrick" Pelegrin, age 46, of Wilmington, Delaware passed on from this life onto eternity on Saturday morning, June 3, 2017 in the loving arms of his wife, Sheri after a courageous 22 month battle with colon cancer. Pat was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to very many. Pat was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and spent most of his life in Wilmington, Delaware. Pat...
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Howard Davies, Sr.

June 2, 2017

Mr. Davies died at Manor Care Foulk Road on Friday June 2, 2017. No services are planned at this time.
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William Edmund Shone, Jr.

June 2, 2017

William E. Shone Jr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, Bill graduated from Haverford High School. After serving his country in the Philippines during WWII, he earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Drexel University. Bill was also very proud of his Quaker heritage. Bill was known for his honesty,...
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John William Frey, Sr.

May 31, 2017

John William Frey, Sr., 65, passed away May 31, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He moved to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware in 2006. He was an avid golfer, Philadelphia Eagles fan, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Ruth H. Clark and father, John Wilbur Frey. He is survived by wife, Susan Frey, and his children, Jacqueline Frey, Nicole Frey and John...
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Eugenie Dunphy

May 26, 2017

Eugenie "Jean" Dunphy, age 87 of Hockessin, Delaware, and most recently of Rockland Place in Wilmington, died peacefully on May 25, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family. Hailing from New Hyde Park, New York, Jean married the love of her life, Joe, in 1950, had a long and happy marriage and raised five children. Family was of the utmost importance to her. She created...
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Elizabeth M. Dunlop

May 22, 2017

Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Dunlop, (nee Frankel) passed away peacefully on May 22nd and now rests in the presence of our Lord. She was devoted in her faith and looked forward to the day she would again join her parents, brothers and beloved husband, David (Scotty). Born in Wilmington, DE to the late Elizabeth and Alexander Frankel, Betty was raised in a caring, nurturing family along with her...
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Lois M. Blau

May 19, 2017

Lois M. Blau of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Wilmington, DE died on May 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She worked at Membership Services at Wilmington YMCA, did volunteer work at DIAL (Drug Information Action Line). Mrs. Blau also was a member of the Alzheimer's Support Group. Mrs. Blau is pre-deceased by her husband Jerome J. Blau. She is survived by Jeffrey and Susan...
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Jack Lee Massau

May 18, 2017

Jack L. Massau, age 82 of Kennett Township, PA died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Francis and Anna Massau. A graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, Jack went on to receive a degree from Columbia University. He was employed at the DuPont Company until his retirement in 1992. He is...
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Charles 'Cuz' Mutchka

May 17, 2017

Charles 'Cuz' Mutchka, 85, of Delaware City, DE peacefully passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. Charles was born in the coal mining town of Indiana, PA to the late Michael and Anastasia 'Stella' Mutchka and raised by his step-parents Peter and Katherine Barosky. From 1952 to 1954 he honorably served in the Army as a medic and MP during the Korean War. His military awards and...
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Sally Vandecar Hawkins

May 17, 2017

Sally Vandecar Hawkins passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1922 and began working at an early age for her grandparent's automotive business: "W.D.Vandecar", the inventor of the "automatic clutch". She became one of America's first flight attendants, working for Pennsylvania Central Airlines beginning just before her 18th birthday in...
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Som D. Sood

May 16, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE where friends and family may visit from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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Gustavo Gus Santelli

May 15, 2017

Gustavo G. "Gus" Santelli Age 57, Wilmington, DE Gus Santelli, Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York and Argentina, passed away on May 15, 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gus attended bilingual schools from kindergarten through high school. In 1973, at the age of 14, Gus and his family moved to Rye Brook, NY. At the Blind Brook High School, he was allowed to skip a grade due to...
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Catherine Marinis

May 14, 2017

Catherine Marinis, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, formerly West Chester, PA, passed away on May 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Ninos. Catherine was a graduate of West Chester High School Class of 1958. She retired from Christiana Care Health Systems, where she worked for 25 years. Catherine was a member of the...
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Deborah Ann Hobbs

May 14, 2017

Deborah Ann Hobbs, age 52, of Wilmington, DE , died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home. Debbie was the daughter of Mark and Sara Connor , currently of Glen Mills, PA. She graduated from the A.I.DuPont High School in 1982 and the University of Delaware in 1986 receiving her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. She continued at the University of Delaware earning her Masters in...
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Antoinette Gramenelles McFarland

May 11, 2017

Antoinette Gramenelles McFarland, age 69, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family onThursday, May 11, 2017. Antoinette was born in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Gramenelles and was the oldest of their three children. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family was everything to her. She worked for many years for the Social Security...
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Francis J. Swift, Jr.

May 4, 2017

Francis Joseph Swift, Jr., 70, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on May 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. Franny Joe was born in 1946 to Francis and Elizabeth Swift. He leaves cherished memories to his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth A. Swift, his children and their spouses, Deanna, Jason and Faye, and Brad and Michelle; and his four beautiful granddaughters, Jada, Sophie, Finley, and Dylan. He...
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Kenneth Leroy Milstead

May 3, 2017

Kenneth Leroy Milstead of Wilmington, DE, born in South Bend, IN in 1949, went to heaven on May 3, 2017 at the age of 68. He was loved by his wife, Kim, and his children Jacob, Jerry (Lisa) of Northfield, NJ, Katie (Doug) Stanley of Bear, April (Tom) Adado of Holt, MI and Denelle Milstead, as well as his brothers Gerald (Sheryl) and Charles, his sister Sue (Terry) Eberhart and sister-in-law...
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Pauline E. Fauser

May 2, 2017

Pauline Evelyn Des Rochers Fauser, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017 surrounded by her seven children. Pauline was a graduate of Boston University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. She later received her commission as an officer in the United States Navy. She served during the Korean War at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital where she met her...
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Jean R. Dew

May 2, 2017

Jean Reeder Dew, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 2nd at Simpson Meadows in Downingtown, PA. Jean was the beloved wife of Thomas R. Dew with whom she shared forty five years of marriage prior to his passing in 2002. Jean was born in Langhorne, PA on May 22nd, 1930 to William and Grace Reeder. She graduated from high school at George School in Newtown, PA and...
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Edward B. du Pont

April 30, 2017

Edward Bradford du Pont, age 83 of Vero Beach, FL and Greenville, DE, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017. A native of Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Henry B. du Pont and Margaret Lewis du Pont. He attended Tower Hill School and graduated from Pomfret School (CT) in 1952. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1956 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University...
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Anant C. Sheth

April 27, 2017

Friends and family may visit from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Sunday April 30, 2017 followed by a funeral service at 1 pm.
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Maxine McCoy Healy Bell

April 26, 2017

Maxine McCoy Healy Bell, age 93, of Wilmington, DE., formerly of Rotonda West, Florida passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Maxine was born in Chester, PA to the late Galen W. and Blanche Huhn McCoy. She graduated from the Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacom College. Maxine worked in finance and accounting for both the Brandywine Raceway and the George T. Weymouth family. She was a...
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Josephine "Jo" Booth

April 25, 2017

Josephine "Jo" (Hanks) Booth Age 94, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Danville, Illinois, Jo was the daughter of the late Nelle (Jackson) Hanks and Thomas J. Hanks. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J Hanks, Jr. She graduated from Danville High School in 1940. During World War II, she worked for the DuPont Company at Indiana Ordinance...
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Alfred "Tuck" LaSorte

April 25, 2017

Alfred "Tuck" LaSorte, 91, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday the 25th of April at the Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. Born in 1925, Tuck was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. After graduating from Wilmington High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, serving his country honorably as a radioman on torpedo bombers stationed aboard the...
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John K. Ruello

April 22, 2017

John K. Ruello, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was born in 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ. John was a 1956 graduate of Atlantic City High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware where he was the President and a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. John enjoyed a long and successful career as a stock broker in Wilmington,...
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Howard Wilk, M.D.

April 22, 2017

Howard Wilk, M.D., 92, died peacefully on April 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Wilk was born in Carnegie, PA, and after graduating from Chicago Medical School, he moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his wife of 62 years, the late Judith Feinberg Wilk. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, Dr. Wilk came back to Wilmington, and began his career as a general surgeon,...
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Beverly Jean Gilardi

April 21, 2017

Beverly would like to let us know that her work here is done. We lost our beloved Beverly Jean Gilardi, peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 87. Her motherly love encouraged her five children, friends and their families, to enjoy life. Beverly's extraordinary life encompassed being a mother, devoted wife and Registered Nurse. She will be remembered by her students at both...
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R. Harold Jenkins

April 21, 2017

R. Harold Jenkins, age 95 of Wilmington, DE, died April 21, 2017 at home. Mr. Jenkins was born in Knoxville, TN and obtained degrees in chemical engineering and business administration from the University of Tennessee, and served as a Naval Officer in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He joined Hercules at the Research Center in 1947. During his 36 year career, he served in a variety of managerial...
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Nicholas George Kledaras

April 21, 2017

Nicholas George Kledaras, age 83 of Wilmington, Delaware died on April 21, 2017, after bravely battling heart and lung disease. Born in Agia Paraskevi, Lesbos, Greece, he came to Wilmington with his mother Mersina and sisters Helen and Anna, and he helped his older brothers Pete, Stavros, and William operate their restaurants. By 1959, he established a luncheonette on Maryland Avenue. In...
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Harry N. Monck III

April 19, 2017

Harry N. Monck, III Age 87 - Wilmington, Del. Harry N. Monck, III passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Harry was the son of the late Harry and Gertrude (Garyantes) Monck. He attended St. Paul's school and Wilmington High School, and was a graduate of the University of Delaware. He served his country in the Army...
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John Negrepont

April 19, 2017

John Negrepont, 92, of Wilmington Delaware passed on April 19, 2017. He attended High School in Chelsea New York and when he completed high school, World War II had begun and he was drafted in to the Army Air Corp having been unable to even attend his own graduation ceremony. He was stationed overseas and became an aerial gunner on the B-24 Liberator during the war. He returned home...
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Virginia A. "Ginny" Yeager

April 18, 2017

Virginia A. (Ginny) Yeager, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 18, 2017 at her home peacefully surrounded by her children. Ginny was a member of the first graduating class of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1959. She worked for INA, then CIGNA Insurance Company, and retired from A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Ginny then devoted her time by working part-time for the Blue...
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Evelyn Crompton Holland

April 15, 2017

Evelyn Crompton Holland, age 96, of Wilmington, DE died on April 15, 2017, with her loving daughter at her side. Evelyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1940 when she married her childhood sweetheart, Earl William Crompton. They lived in Deerhurst for many years and moved to Shipley Manor in 1992. Their marriage lasted 62 years until Earl's death in...
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Thomas E. Parmenter

April 14, 2017

Thomas E. Parmenter, age 95, of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Season's Hospice. Thomas was born in Portland, Maine in 1922, the son of the late Leclare and Esther Parmenter. He enrolled at the University of Maine in 1940 to study Chemical Engineering and joined Army ROTC. He was called up for Active Duty during his junior year and served in the Army during WWII...
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J. Nelson Fornwald

April 14, 2017

J. Nelson Fornwald Wilmington Nelson Fornwald, 94, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep in the early morning hours of Good Friday. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, in 1923 to the late Charles and Agnes Fornwald. Nelson joined the Army Air Corp in 1941 and served in the Pacific theater, including on Guam and Iwo Jima, during World War II. After Nelson's discharge from the Army, he...
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Ethel Ferguson Saddler

April 12, 2017

Ethel Ferguson Saddler, 91 of Wilmington, DE died in Columbus, NC on April 12, 2017 which would also have been her 68th wedding anniversary. Ethel was a long time interior designer and owner of the Designer's Showcase. Many of the finest homes in Wilmington were decorated by Ethel. She is survived by her daughter Adrienne Reilly of Columbus, NC, and sons Keith Saddler of Fairfax, VA and...
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Richard Leon Vanderloo

April 12, 2017

Richard Leon (Dick) Vanderloo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, at home, surrounded by family. Born in Trenton, NJ, in 1936, and raised in Wilmington, DE, Dick was a graduate of Archmere Academy and LaSalle College. For 30 years, Dick taught social studies for the Red Clay Consolidated School District, at Oak Grove Junior High and Stanton Middle School. Additionally, he...
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Katherine M. Glazier

April 11, 2017

Katherine "Cass" Graney Glazier, age 87, passed away on April 11, 2017 at her home in Wilmington. Cass was a native Wilmingtonian. She attended St. Paul Elementary School and then St. Elizabeth High School where she met a group of girls who remained her closest friends throughout her life. After high school, Cass completed the secretarial program at Beacom Business College. She began her...
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John Mark Collins

April 11, 2017

Mark Collins passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 at Union Hospital in Elkton in the company of his family, after bravely and stubbornly (a trait of which he was proud) resisting a long series of medical complications. Mark, the son of Katherine M. and James P. Collins, Sr., was born in 1946 in New Jersey. He enjoyed his youth in the Wilmington area, where he attended Salesianum and the...
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Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr.

April 10, 2017

Ronald Charles Wahl, Sr., of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Monday April 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Horace A. Wahl, Sr. and Theresa N. Wahl of Centerville, DE. Ron was a devoted father who was self-employed in the HVAC industry in the Delaware area for over 40 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling, spending time with...
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Robert M. "Bob" Cummings

April 2, 2017

On the 51st anniversary of the day he brought his young family from Great Britain to the United States, expecting to stay for a year but instead remaining to build a lifetime of friendships and memories, Robert M. "Bob" Cummings of Wilmington died on April 2, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Bob was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the late Robert and Agnes Cummings. He won many...
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Margaret B. Pleasance

April 2, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peg" (Barclay) Pleasance, 89, of Greenville, Delaware, died on April 2, 2017. Peg was born in Alliance, Ohio to the late Clyde and Alice "Aileen" (Moore) Barclay. She graduated from Goshen High School in Damascus, Ohio and then moved to Cleveland, where she met her husband, Charles "Charlie" Pleasance. They married on October 24, 1953 in Sebring, Ohio. Together, they had three...
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Janet Muriel Skiles

April 1, 2017

Janet Muriel Skiles, 84, of Rising Sun, MD and formerly of Wilmington, DE died at Calvert Manor Nursing Home on April 1, 2017. Janet was a graduate of Morton Jr. High School, Cicero, IL '49 Central Conservatory of Chicago '52 and Moody Bible Institute, Chicago '54. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for GE in San Jose, CA from 1960 – 1964, Ferris School in Wilmington from...
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