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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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Daniel T. Cetola

November 23, 2016

Daniel T. Cetola, age 29, passed away on November 23, 2016. He was the beloved son of Joanne Lombardi and Thomas A. Cetola. Services will be private. Contributions in his name to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
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Richard William Monnig

November 22, 2016

Richard William Monnig, age 72, of Wilmington, Delaware originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Tuesday November 22, 2016. Dick attended Elder High School where he graduated in 1962 and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati graduating in 1966. He was a proud member of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Happily retired for 23 years after working as a Sales Executive for the...
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Robert E. "Bob" Poppitt

November 21, 2016

Robert E. Poppitt, 89, passed away peacefully, on November 21, 2016 at Manor Care Foulk Road. Bob was a native Wilmingtonian, born on January 8, 1927. He was the son of the late Alfred and Louise (Alwell) Poppitt. He graduated from Wilmington High School and attended The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. It was shortly after High School that he joined the United States Navy and...
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Frank W` Lennox

November 20, 2016

Frank W. Lennox, age 73, passed away suddenly on November 20, 2016 at the Manor Care facility in north Wilmington where he was undergoing rehabilitation following a car accident in September. Frank was the son of Alan R. Lennox (who preceded him in death) and Edith D. Lennox, the brother of Barbara L. Higgins and Anne L. Parlin, and the brother-in-law of James K. Higgins and C. Christopher...
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Virginia Lawton "Ginger" Hudson

November 18, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" Lawton Hudson, age 66, of Wilmington went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday November 18, 2016. Ginger graduated from Brandywine High School in Wilmington in 1968. She attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (I.U.P) in Indiana, PA. She was the owner and CEO of Ginger & Associates, Inc. in Wilmington for over 25 years. ...
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Velma Carolyn Taylor

November 17, 2016

Velma C. Taylor, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, died November 17, 2016. Velma was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor, Jr., and together they raised four daughters. Velma owned Taylor's Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, PA for 20 years. Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for shoe samples (4 – 4 1/2);...
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Velma Taylor

November 17, 2016

Velma C. Taylor, age 89, of Kennett Square, PA, died November 17, 2016. Velma was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor, Jr., and together they raised four daughters. Velma owned Taylor's Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, PA for 20 years. Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for shoe samples (4 – 4 1/2);...
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Sandra K. Kitchen

April 13, 1939 - November 16, 2016

Sandra K. Kitchen, 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 after a short illness. She was born in Wilmington, DE, on April 13, 1939 to the late Walter and Wanda Staszczak. Sandra graduated with honors from Wilmington High School and went on to further her education at the University of Delaware, graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a degree in Business...
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John E. Owens

November 15, 2016

John Edward Owens, age 64, died November 15, 2016 John was preceded in death by his parents Clementine and William Owens, 3 sisters; Monica Owens, Brenda Armstrong and Myrtle Owens. He is survived by his wife Maria Ida Howard, brothers James Owens of Albany, NY, William Owens and his wife Teresa of Mattapan, MA, Lawrence Owens and his wife Patricia Patterson of Arlington, MA, Charles Owens of...
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Mary Frances Muncaster

October 13, 1922 - November 13, 2016

Mary Frances "Fran" Olsen Muncaster, age 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. Fran was born to the late Ralph B. and Elizabeth (English) Olsen on October 13, 1922, in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after birth, she moved with her family to Nutley, NJ, where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Nutley High School in 1940, and she...
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Ethel Bair Harshman

November 9, 2016

Ethel Bair Harshman, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 at Rose Court in Glen Mills, PA after a short illness. Ethel was born in 1925 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Harry and Lillian Bair. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked at Dravo Corporation as a draftswoman where she met her future husband, Roy R. Harshman, Jr. Ethel also...
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Maria M. Sweeney

November 8, 2016

Maria M. Sweeney, 91 years old of Wilmington, Delaware peacefully died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a brief illness. Maria was born in Warsaw, Poland to the late Basilius and Maria Kabanoff. She was educated in the field of medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria. She was a special education teacher in Delaware for many years. Maria enjoyed many years at...
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Pauline V. Maderich

November 5, 2016

Pauline V. Maderich passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016 at Rockland Place Assisted Living in Wilmington, DE. Pauline was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Cecil and Margaret MacDonald who predeceased her. Pauline received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano degree in 1949 from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh. She was an avid pianist and taught piano before she married. Pauline was a member of St...
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Walter A. Gregory

November 4, 2016

Walter A. Gregory, age 97, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday November 4, 2016. Born in Johnson City New York, Walter was the youngest of four boys to Stanley and Lula Gregory. Walter earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his Masters frm Iowa State, and Ph.D. from Cornell. During WW II, he worked at Oak Ridge Laboratory on a classified program as part of the Manhattan Project....
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Elizabeth M. Coyne

November 3, 2016

Elizabeth M. (nee Swanick) Coyne, age 86, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on November 3, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Coyne. A consummate mother and homemaker, family and friends were her passion and delight. Elizabeth was a devoted mother of Elizabeth M. (George) DeGeorge, Francis J. (Carolyn), Richard S. (Denise), Susan L. (Steven) Klammer and Martin J. (Heather). ...
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Donald Richard Scheibe

November 2, 2016

Donald Richard Scheibe, 78, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 2 at Foulk Manor South. Don was born in 1938 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Max and Hetty (Tressler) Scheibe. He graduated from West Chester High School in 1956 and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Don worked as a research technician for five years at DuPont and then 32 years...
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Dahyabhai Jivabhai Patel

November 2, 2016

Dahyabhai Jivabhai Patel, age 81, or Newark, Delaware passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home & Crematory, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware 19707.
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William Budd Glenn, Jr.

October 31, 2016

Dr. William Budd Glenn, Jr. passed peacefully into eternity, after several years of dementia related conditions, on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Newark Manor in Newark, DE. He was 78 years old. Budd Glenn was born in 1938 in Tyrone, PA to William Budd Glenn. Sr. and Rosella Burwell Glenn. He graduated from Tyrone High School, went on to garner an undergraduate degree from Juniata College and...
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Nancy Tatnall Whipple

October 30, 2016

Nancy Tatnall Whipple, age 86, of Newark DE, died on Sunday October 30, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Nancy was a graduate of Alexis I duPont High School '47 and Bucknell University '51. She was involved with St. Barnabas Church choirs, former member of the Brandywiners, Mary Green Signers, Blue Rock Chorus, Northern Delaware Oratorio Society, and St. James Church (Stanton) choir. Nancy was...
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Joseph Edward Miller

October 30, 2016

Joseph Edward Miller, age 67, of Chadds Ford, PA, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at home surrounded by his family after a long fight with cancer. Joe was a Steamfitter out of Local 420, but considered himself a jack of all trades and master of none. He loved to shoot pool and was known as Little Joe on the Pro Billiards Tour. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sara ...
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Joseph Jack Kirkland

October 30, 2016

Dr. Joseph Jack Kirkland, age 91, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, October 30, 2016 after living a long and fruitful life. Jack was born in Winter Garden, Florida to Bertye and Joe Kirkland and moved with his family to Melbourne, Florida in 1940. Jack often reminisced about his childhood, recounting lots of fun memories with his loving younger sister, Joanne...
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Sara "Sally" Squires Weed

May 20, 1928 - October 30, 2016

Sara "Sally" Squires Weed passed away at age 88 at her home in Hockessin, Delaware on Sunday, October 30 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky to Elizabeth and Lombard Squires. Sally graduated from Westtown School in Westtown Pennsylvania in 1946 and from Wells College in Aurora New York in 1950. After graduation she took a job in her field until she...
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Evelyn T. Connor

October 29, 2016

Evelyn T. Connor, age 98, of Newark, DE passed away October 29, 2016. Evelyn, a lifelong Delawarean, grew up at Winterthur Farms and attended St Joseph's on the Brandywine, Alexis I Dupont High School and Goldey-Beacom College. Evelyn worked for Lloyd Walsh Jewelers. Her greatest joy was raising her family. She truly loved vacationing with her children and grandchildren. She was an...
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John J. McEvoy

October 24, 2016

John J. McEvoy passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 24, 2016 on his 91st birthday. He was born in 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and spent his childhood in St. Louis and later in Chicago. After graduating from Campion High School in 1943, he enlisted in the army to serve his country in WWII. As a member of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, he fought in one of...
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Bernard Albert Yemc

October 24, 2016

Bernie died on October 24, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice of St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware at the age of 87. He suffered from vascular dementia for over a decade and succumbed peacefully to his illness. The only son of Albert and Betty Yemc, of Grand Haven, Michigan, Bernie graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1946 and went on to study at Michigan State University and...
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Janet Carlson Twardowski

October 24, 2016

Janet Twardowski, 62, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was daughter of the late John and Dolores (Maillard) Carlson in Darby, Pennsylvania. Janet attended Notre Dame High School and received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical Community College. Janet was passionate about nursing and was known for her compassion at the bedside and her beautiful smile. Her...
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Anne P. Matthias

October 21, 2016

Anne P. Matthias passed away peacefully while she slept on Friday, October 21. Many from her family were with her throughout the week, along with her loving caretakers where she lived at Maris Grove. Anne was born in Takoma Park, Maryland to the late Raymond H. and Lucille R. Powell and was raised with her brother Don and sister Doris in rural Maryland. She was a star tennis player in...
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Margaret Penix Scott

October 20, 2016

Margaret Penix Scott (Muff) of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in Farmers, Kentucky, the daughter of Ann Young Penix and Benjamin Franklin Penix. She grew up in Kentucky, graduated from the University of Kentucky and received a Masters in Education from the University of Kentucky at the age of 20. She met her husband, Robert Bates Scott, Sr.,...
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Barbara W. Hall

October 20, 2016

Barbara W. Hall, Age: 80 Barbara W. Hall of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of the late Horace A. Wahl, Sr. and Theresa N. Wahl of Centerville, DE. Growing up in Wilmington, Barbara graduated from St. Paul's High School and then attended Goldey-Beacom College. Barbara retired from...
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Lillian T. Dean

October 20, 2016

Lillian T. (Collins) Dean, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Lillian was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She worked in various jobs, including insurance, real estate and medical offices while raising her family. Lillian was a long-time member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Lillian is predeceased by her brother, Jerome D. Collins and her...
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Clara K. Terris

October 19, 2016

Clara K. Terris, age 88, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2016. Clara was born in New York, NY and had been a resident of Wilmington, Delaware since 1959. She was the daughter of the late Kyriacos Kirifides and Georgia Kirifides Pappas. While in elementary school, she was known by her given Greek name Kalliope, until one day her...
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John Richard Fisher

October 18, 2016

John R. Fisher, 90, of Hockessin, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2016 with his family by his side after a series of health issues tied to advanced age. He was born in Buffalo, NY, one of two children born to Joseph and Genevieve Fisher. John was raised by his mother after his father passed away when he was 2 years old. He joined the Air Force during WWII at age17 and with the...
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Patricia M. Walbert

October 18, 2016

Patricia M. Walbert, at 77 years old, finally decided that it was time to stop the fight on October 18, 2016. Pat moved on to her next adventure, peacefully, from her home at Country House Retirement Community in Greenville, Delaware. During her final days, her husband, children and friends embraced her with an abundance of love and care, sharing memories, dreams and laughter. Pat was born...
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Robert G. Bolt

October 16, 2016

The Reverend Robert G. Bolt, 84 of Hockessin, DE died on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home in Cokesbury Village. Robert graduated from Westminster College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He started his ministry as the Assistant Pastor for Hebron U.P. Church of Penn Hills, PA; 1959-1963, and then served as the Organizing Pastor for Heritage U.P. Church of North Hills, PA; 1964-1968. In...
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Georgia Anastasakos

October 14, 2016

Georgia Anastasakos (Annos), of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday October 14, 2016. Georgia was born in Nazareth, PA in 1923. She graduated from Easton High School and, thereafter, from Churchman Business College (Easton, PA ) in 1943. Georgia retired from ICI America and continued working part-time for Wilmington Trust. She was a devoted mother and special "yiayia" to her...
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Genevieve Irene Lynch

October 13, 2016

Genevieve Irene (McWeeney) Lynch, 91, of Wilmington, Delaware died at home on October 13, 2016. Genevieve was survived by four children: Matthew J. Lynch, Jr. (Nancy) of Wilmington, Marianne White (Bennett) of Wilmington, Paul Lynch of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Kathleen Skibicki (David) of Wilmington. She was also survived by nine grandchildren: Lyn White, Mamie Voight, Kathleen Davis, Regina...
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Max M. Levy

October 12, 2016

Max M. Levy passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on October 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Melissa, a daughter, Elizabeth Gula (Jerry), a stepson, Don DeFord (Pamela), and four grandchildren, Reid DeFord (Lindsay), Madelyn DeFord, Max Gula, and Megan Gula. Max was born in Lake Charles, LA on February 1, 1926, the only child of Max M. Levy and Mathilde Kaufman, and raised in...
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Ruth Ann Baker

October 12, 2016

Ruth Ann Baker, age 90, of Wilmington passed away on October 12, 2016. She was a loving wife and mother. Ruth was a board member at the Mary Campbell Center and a volunteer for many other organizations. She is predeceased by her husband and three sisters. Ruth is survived by her children Cindy R. Baker of PA, Richard J. Baker, Jr. (Dianna) of DE and Robert W. Baker (Kathy) of TX and four...
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George Reid Cattermole

October 9, 2016

George Cattermole, age 75, of Wilmington DE passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Christiana Care of cardiovascular complications. His family was by his side. George was born and raised in Denver, Colorado graduating from Regis Jesuit High School. He attended The University of Santa Clara for one year; and returned to Colorado to graduate from The University of Colorado with a degree in...
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James Graham Waddell

October 7, 2016

James Graham Waddell, 88, died peacefully at The Country House on October 7, 2016 after a long illness. Jim was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1928. He was the son of Irene Boehm and James Waddell, a biochemist. He spent most of his childhood in Metuchen, New Jersey, acquiring an avid interest in magic, playing the accordion and locksmithing. He graduated from the Pingry School, Phillips...
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Charles Gregory Stiefvater

October 5, 2016

Charles G. Stiefvater, 82, businessman & entrepreneur, volunteer, traveler and loving grandfather. Charles "Chuck" Stiefvater, 82 years old, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Methodist Country House in Wilmington, Delaware. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Chuck was a resident of Lititz, Pennsylvania, for 40 years before moving to Delaware. Chuck graduated with honors from Bowling Green...
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Robert A Miller

October 4, 2016

Robert Armstrong Miller, age 94, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Bob graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, PA, with a Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Printing Management. He served with the US Army Corps of Engineers during World War II...
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Jean Angeline Risinger Hoff

October 4, 2016

Jean Angeline Risinger Hoff, age 94, died peacefully October 4, 2016, at her apartment in Methodist Country House, Wilmington, Delaware. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry Lester and Stella Eikenberry Risinger, her sister Mary Catherine Risinger Ziegel, and her husband of 57 years, Melvern Clayton Hoff. She is survived by her three children, Nancy Roberts (partner John Drieman)...
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Robert A. Miller

October 4, 2016

Robert Armstrong Miller, age 94, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Bob graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, PA, with a Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Printing Management. He served with the US Army Corps of Engineers during World War II...
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Philip C. Murray

October 3, 2016

Philip C. Murray, 81, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Rockville Centre, NY passed peacefully at his home Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, after courageously battling prostate cancer. He was born in Hollis, NY, son of the late James J. Murray and Helen (Taylor) Murray. His brother James Murray, sister Patricia (Murray) Witte, loving wife Mary Louise (Campbell) Murray,...
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William Medford Dudley Roe

October 2, 2016

William M.D. Roe, Bank President and Naval Officer, 21 Years William M. D. Roe, LCDR, USN, Retired, of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE formerly of Sudlersville, MD died on October 2, 2016. Bill, as he was known by family and friends, aged 94, was the son of former MD State Senator and US Congressman Dudley George Roe and Anna Metcalfe Roe. He married Elizabeth Bailey Phillips of Hampton, VA...
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Gerard Joseph Petit de Mange

October 2, 2016

Gerard Joseph Petit de Mange, age 53, of Hockessin, Delaware passed away on Sunday October 2, 2016 at home. Gerry was a graduate of Salesianum High School – Class of 1980. After his retirement from his career of real estate from Patterson Schwartz, Gerry served as a personal caregiver to those in need. Gerry was a member of NAFNPA (his poker club) for 25 years. He was a proud member of ...
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Marian L. Mitchell

October 1, 2016

Marian L. Mitchell, age 80, of Claymont, DE, passed away on October 1, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital. Marian was a graduate of Claymont High School and was employed by Diamond State Telephone Company. She was an Eucharistic Minister at Holy Rosary Catholic Church where she was a member of their Outreach Program and Mother's Guild. Marian was predeceased by her parents,...
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Betty Rae Dewhirst Russell

September 28, 2016

Betty Rae Dewhirst Russell peacefully passed away at her home Wednesday September 28, 2016. She was born in 1921 in Olney, Illinois to Willard R. and Pearl Dillman Dewhirst. She was educated in California and Illinois schools and graduated from the DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942. In April 1943, Betty reported for active duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and...
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Suzanne Sinclair Haring

September 28, 2016

Suzanne Sinclair Haring, age 78, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Kennett Square, PA died on September 28, 2016. She graduated from George School in Newton, PA in 1956 with a high school diploma and from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Suzanne was a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity. Suzanne was employed in the main office of Philadelphia National...
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William F. Talarowski

September 27, 2016

William F. Talarowski, age 89, of Hockessin, DE left his loved ones with broken hearts and a lot of great memories on September 27, 2016. Bill served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. He was in the printing industry all of his life. He owned Litho-Print Inc. for 40 years. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Felicia, son- in-law Roger Jones, two sisters and four brothers. He...
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Joyce E. Ramsey Giordano

September 26, 2016

Joyce Ramsey Giordano of Wilmington, Delaware passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at Christiana Hospital, in the presence of her oldest grandson, Matthew Giordano. Joyce Ramsey was born in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1940 to John and Kathleen Ramsey. At age 16, Joyce moved with her family to Wilmington where she met her husband of over 57 years, Matthew Giordano, Sr. Together they brought...
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Daniel Gustav Anderson

September 26, 2016

Daniel Gustav Anderson of West Chester, PA, went home with the Lord on September 26, 2016. He was born in 1937 to Carl and Nellie Anderson in La Crosse, WI. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years and best friend, Ronell Bradbeer Anderson, and his children Susan Kerry Zeager, Daniel Stevens Anderson (Jill), and James Carl Bradbeer Anderson. He loved his grandchildren Emma and Kerry...
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George W. "Bill" Butz III

September 25, 2016

George W. "Bill" Butz III, age 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at Foulk Manor North on Sunday September 25, 2016. He was born in 1923 at Wilmington Memorial Hospital, a native Delawarean, as were his parents George W. and Margaret Butz and two sets of grandparents. Bill attended grade school at Wilmington Friends School and then Mercersburg Academy where he graduated in 1942. ...
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Theresa Ann Holliday-Harrity

September 25, 2016

Theresa Ann Holliday-Harrity, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of New Castle, passed away on September 25, 2016 at Regal Heights in Hockessin. Theresa was employed as a medical assistant for Dr. Ronald Strauss. She spent much of her life in service to others. Most dear to her heart were Meals on Wheels, Corpus Christi Food Closet, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Den Mother of Cub Scout...
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Christopher M. Leach

September 10, 1975 - September 24, 2016

Lt. Christopher M. Leach, age 41, of Wilmington, DE, died tragically on September 24, 2016. Chris was born on September 10, 1975, in Wilmington, DE. He was the son of Frances H. Leach. His father, Michael F. Leach, pre-deceased him in 2004. Chris was a fourteen-year veteran of the City of Wilmington Fire Department. He began his fire service career as a volunteer with the Talleyville Fire...
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Charles A. Petrillo, Jr.

September 24, 2016

Charles A. Petrillo Jr. of Chesapeake City MD & Sarasota FL, age 77 passed away at home on Saturday, September 24, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer. Charles was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of Mary and Charles "Buck" Petrillo. The oldest of seven children, he and his close siblings grew up in a traditional Italian-American household built around the principals of family first...
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Jacqueline L. Harrell, 85

September 23, 2016

Jacqueline L. Harrell, 85, of Hockessin passed away quietly September 23, 2016 surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the only daughter of Jacob and Ester Lafranca. Jackie dedicated her life to her children, her children's children, and the children of her community. Always loving and caring, she leaves behind her three children Robert Harrell Jr., Thomas...
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Thomas Francis Kelly

September 22, 2016

Thomas Francis Kelly, 89, of Newark, peacefully walked into God's loving arms on Thursday, September 22, 2016. A husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, a kind, gentle and loving man to this earth, will be greatly missed. The sparkle in his blue eyes and warm smile will be with us until we meet him again. Tom proudly served in the US Army during both WW II...
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Francis "Frank" W. Piecuch

September 17, 2016

Francis W. Piecuch, died on September 17, 2016. Frank was the son of the late Peter and Sophie (Grybos) Piecuch. He was born in 1933 in what he described as the "magical city" of Elmira, NY where he spent his formative years. Frank was a 1950 graduate of Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, New York and a 1959 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Frank served four years (1951-1955) in the US...
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Rachel "Shorty" V. Markowitz

September 16, 2016

Rachel "Shorty" Veronica Ciba Markowitz passed away at home on Friday, September 16, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after being diagnosed two and a half years ago with a brain tumor. She was 36 years old. Rachel was born in Berwyn, Illinois, the first child of Rev. Dr. Michael and Diane Ciba. She met her husband Daniel at Drexel University in 1998, while studying architecture. She went...
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David (Dave) W. Koester

September 13, 2016

David (Dave) W. Koester, age 102, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Forwood Manor on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after a brief illness. Born in Piqua, OH, in 1914, Dave was the son of the late William H. and Lois Prugh Koester. He graduated from The College of Wooster, OH in 1936 with a B.S. degree in chemistry. There he met fellow classmate and future wife Elizabeth (Betty) Dalzell....
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A. Edward "Ed" Calio

September 12, 2016

A.E. Calio passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016, surrounded by his family. Ed was born and raised in South Philadelphia. Following high school, he graduated from Villanova University and the US Naval Academy. During WW II, he served as a naval officer in the Pacific on four ships while rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following the war, he returned and completed his Master's...
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Richard B. Warriner

September 11, 2016

Richard B. Warriner, age 61, passed away September 11, 2016 at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE in the company of his family due to complications associated with cancer. Rich was born to the late Watson and Ann Warriner and spent his childhood in Greenville, DE with his five siblings. He studied forestry at Lake City Community College in Florida. Returning back home to work for tree...
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Beverley Ross McQuilken

September 11, 2016

Beverley Ross McQuilken, age 89, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday September 11, 2016. She was born in 1926, daughter of the late Raymond Dudley Ross and Vivian (Guest) Ross. Bev attended Jersey City Teachers College, majoring in chemistry, until she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph McQuilken, on February 27, 1946. She then became a Lab Assistant in the Department of...
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Frank J. Masley

September 10, 2016

Dear Family and Friends, We lost our beloved Frank on Saturday September 10, 2016 after a ferocious battle with melanoma. Frank has numerous life accomplishments. He is a graduate of Christiana High School, earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a MBA from Goldey-Beacom. Frank is a three time Olympic Athlete and a ten time National Champion in the sport of Luge. As...
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Anthony "Tony" Joseph Kutchever

September 9, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Kutchever, 90 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, September 9, 2016 in his home. Tony was the son of Anthony Kutchever and Elizabeth Schirato Kutchever. Tony was born in Lebanon, PA in 1926. He graduated from Lebanon Valley High School in 1944. He played football and basketball in high school. He enlisted with the Army Air Corp in his senior year of high school...
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Marybeth T. Boykin

September 9, 2016

Hon. Marybeth T. Boykin, former Delaware State Representative, went to join her husband Jack in heaven on September 9, 2016 in her 90th year. Marybeth is survived by her three sons, John (Gwen) of North Palm Beach, FL; Jeffrey of Wilmington, DE; and James (Gail) of Midlothian, VA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her aunt Dodie, and many cousins, nieces...
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Howard Starkweather

September 8, 2016

Howard W. Starkweather , Jr. AGE: 90 • Wilmington Howard was born in 1926 to Howard Starkweather, Sr., and Matilda Golding Starkweather and died on September 8, 2016. He graduated from Wilmington Friends School, Haverford College (A.B.), Harvard University (M.S.) and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now part of New York University) (Ph.D.)He was a research chemist for the Dupont Company...
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Danny J. Peak

September 7, 2016

Danny Peak, 59, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 while on his daily morning run. Danny was a playwright, actor, director, teaching artist, singer, and a social and arts advocate. Danny was born in Louisville, Kentucky where he attended St. Martha Catholic School and Trinity High School. He graduated from University of Louisville with a BS in Acting and from Penn...
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Carmine J. Rappucci

September 6, 2016

Carmine J. Rappucci, 69, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Carmen was born a first generation Italian-American on February 22, 1947, in Chester, PA to Raffaele ("Ralph") Rappucci and Concetta ("Jean") Tomei. He grew up in Norwood and Ridley Township before settling with his wife and children in Wilmington, DE. Dedicated to his family and...
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Russell S. Davis, Jr.

September 6, 2016

Russell S. Davis, Jr., our beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at the Country House in Greenville, Delaware on September 6, 2016. Born in Cambridge, Maryland in 1923, he was the Son of Mardelle Vanture and Russell S. Davis. He was raised with brother, Robert and was often called "Sonny" by family and friends. Russ graduated from high school in Cambridge, Maryland and the Peddie...
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John M. Ostrowski

September 3, 2016

John M. Ostrowski, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Toms River, NJ and Harrison, NJ, passed away on September 3, 2016 at Forwood Manor. Mr. Ostrowski served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Coxswain. He was employed as a route salesman for Harrison Baking Company for 33 years. Upon retirement, Mr. Ostrowski served the community as a school bus driver in the Township of West Orange, NJ...
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Virginia C. Stalhuth

September 2, 2016

Virginia C. Stalhuth, age 86, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2016. Ginny was born in 1930 in New York City. She married her husband, Charles in 1957 and moved to Long Island, NY where their children, William and Lisa, were born. They moved to Wilmington in 1970. She was predeceased by her mother Violet Roche; step-father John Roche; uncle William Platt; and...
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Ida Ramsey Boys

November 22, 1914 - September 1, 2016

Born Ida Virginia Ramsey on November 22, 1914 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, passed away quietly at home on September 1, 2016. The family moved to Newport, Delaware in the early 30's where her father worked as foreman at the Krebs Pigment Plant. Upon graduation from Wilmington High School in 1933 she found work in the Krebs Plant Offices which were shortly acquired by the Dupont Company...
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Melva B. Carveth

September 1, 2016

Melva B. Carveth, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday September 1, 2016 at home. Mrs. Carveth was a graduate of Avalon High School in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her RN from Suburban General Hospital in Pittsburgh and worked as an RN at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. Mrs. Carveth also worked as the school nurse at Tower Hill School from 1965 until 1988. She was...
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Robert Westscott Frelick

September 1, 2016

Robert Westscott "Dr. Bob" Frelick, M.D., FACP, died September 1, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after an accident and short illness. Born in 1920, in Potsdam NY, son of the late Rev. Harry Victor Frelick and Ruth Scott Frelick, he was a graduate of Union College, Schenectady NY. He received his medical...
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Donald Dzedzy

September 1, 2016

Donald Dzedzy, 83, known affectionately as Dez, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2016. Born in Chester, PA to Peter and Catherine Dzedzy, he lived most of his life in Wilmington, DE with his wife of nearly 53 years, Vicki. Dez was a nature lover who was passionate about his garden and was an avid fisherman. He worked as an engineer and was also a skilled craftsman who spent many happy...
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Alexis duPont Valk

August 31, 2016

Alexis(Lex) duPont Valk,71, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in no pain and surrounded by loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur deTalma Valk Jr and Anne duPont Valk and his wife Mary Morrison Valk. One of four children, Lex was born in Cleveland, OH, on Febuary 26, 1945 and was a graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music and Ball State...
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Frank Joseph Obara, Jr.

August 31, 2016

Frank J. Obara, Jr., age 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, surrounded by family. Frank was a proud Delawarean, born in Wilmington on August 18, 1936, the son of the late Frank J. Obara and Rosalie Prorock Obara. He attended Salesianum School and acquired a pre-law degree from LaSalle University, after serving several years in the Delaware Air National Guard, he spent...
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Dolores "Lola" Ramos

August 31, 2016

Dolores "Lola" Ramos, 86 of Lima, PA and formerly of New York City, died on August 31, 2016. Born in Cuba, Lola came to the US in 1957. Always a caregiver, Lola was the oldest of 10 children. She was a quiet and elegant lady who had a flair for fashion. She enjoyed arts and crafts and loved to sew and crochet. Lola loved to cook-her specialty was arroz con pollo served with fried plantains. ...
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Robert John Bob McKinley, Sr.

August 30, 2016

Robert John McKinley, Sr. (Bob), age 61 of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on Tuesday August 30, 2016. Bob was born in Wilmington, DE on July 16, 1955 to the late Robert & Grace (Oddo) McKinley. He was a 1973 graduate of Salesianum High School where he played basketball, baseball & football. He also played for their 1972 State Championship football team. He was a proud 1977 graduate of...
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Conrad Latimer Hoover

August 30, 2016

Conrad Latimer Hoover, beloved husband, father, step-father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2016 after several months of illness. Conrad was predeceased by his first wife Grace Bogan and his son Andrew. He is survived by his wife Barbara and a blended family including his daughter Kathe Hill and husband Scott, daughter Christine Harding and husband...
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Colin Jonathan Bryan

July 20, 1994 - August 29, 2016

Colin Jonathan Bryan was born in Doylestown, PA on July 20, 1994. From the get go, he was our miracle child. He led an active life, serving in BSA Troop 239, Delmarva Council, as well as learning martial arts at New Castle Karate Plus. In 2014, Colin graduated from Tall Oaks Classical School where he sang in the school choir and was a member of the debate team. Not long after graduating,...
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Anthony Naturale

August 26, 2016

Anthony Naturale, age 83, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Lake Worth, FL passed away on August 26, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was a house painter for many years and a member of the American Legion. Anthony is predeceased by his granddaughter, Jennifer Herman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Jean (nee Mullins); daughter, Teri Carro and her husband Tony of...
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Pam Bushnell

August 26, 2016

Pam Bushnell, 73, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after suffering a sudden massive stroke. She was devoted to her husband, Steve, of almost 56 years and to her children and grandchildren. Pam was healthy and active until the end of her life and enjoyed every minute of it. Whether taking 30 mile bicycle rides with Steve, exploring a new city, or having...
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John Joel Winkler

August 25, 2016

John Joel Winkler, age 55, passed away on August 25, 2016 at his brother's home in Millsboro, Delaware. In addition to his mother Betty Winkler, John is survived by eight siblings, Lloyd (Margaret), Larry (Dottie), Danny (Pat), Art (Dorothy), Les (Kathy), Betty Ann Hundley (Estel), Shirley Forbes (Ed), Mary Greer (Mark), his son Joshua and grandchildren Carly and Joshua Jr. He is also...
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Edgar Leo Douville

August 23, 2016

Edgar Leo Douville, age 99, of Woodbrook, Wilmington, DE, passed away on August 23, 2016 in Forwood Manor, Wilmington. Leo was born in Sutton, MA, the youngest of three children, and graduated from Northbridge High School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA in 1939 with a BS in electrical engineering. Following his schooling, Leo took up with his brother residency in Baltimore,...
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Grace Marlene Kochie

August 23, 2016

Grace M. Kochie, age 81 passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Temple School of Nursing and worked as an Operating Room nurse at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia until 1961 when she was married. She was a devoted mother to her four boys and then later helped raise four granddaughters. Her fondest times were spent with the entire family on...
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David K. "OB" O'Bryan

August 20, 2016

David K. O'Bryan (aka "OB"), 68, of Newark, formerly of Wilmington and Hockessin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016, surrounded by family. David proudly served his country from 1965-1968 in the United States Navy. He worked for the Millcreek Mobile Home & Land Co. for over 20 years. David had many passions. He loved horse racing, sports, music and spending time with his...
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Betty F. Russo

August 15, 2016

Betty F. Russo, 94, a lifelong Wilmingtonian, passed away on August 15, 2016 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She was a proud graduate of Wilmington High School, Class of 1940. Betty worked in the late 1940's as an Executive Secretary for the DuPont Company and retired from Russo Brother's Plumbing & Heating Inc. as Secretary and Treasurer in 1984. She loved spending time at the...
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Elizabeth ("Carlie") Bell Levinson

August 15, 2016

Elizabeth ("Carlie") Bell Levinson of Rockland, DE and Kennedyville, MD died on August 15, 2016, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 88. Born in Ocean City, NJ, Carlie was the eldest daughter of Elizabeth and Robert K. Bell Sr. She graduated from The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA, Stephens College in Colombia, MO, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. ...
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David "Dave" R. Sands

August 14, 2016

Dave's soaring spirit finally reached escape velocity and took flight on August 14, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Dave was 89 years old, born in 1927 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, to Rupert Charles Sands and Dorothy Quant Sands, both of whom predeceased him. Dave grew up in Rhinelander with his sister Elaine. She, with her husband Robert Hackbarth (both of whom are now deceased), resided in Green Bay and...
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