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William Tatem "Bill" Quillen

August 19, 2016

William Tatem "Bill" Quillen, age 81, died suddenly and peacefully on August 19. In addition to his parents, Robert James Quillen, Sr. and Gladys Tatem Quillen, he was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Marcia Everhart Stirling Quillen; his brother, Robert James Quillen, Jr.; and his nephew, Robert Irvine Quillen. Bill is survived by his daughters, Carol Everhart Quillen (George McLendon) and...
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Peggy Ann Hoylman

August 3, 2016

Peggy Ann Hoylman, age 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away at home, August 3, 2016. Peggy was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Lorraine Rozati. She is survived by her husband of 45 wonderful years, Jack Hoylman; daughters, Sabrina Milo and Lavette Milo; granddaughter, Erica Sullenberger; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Hollis Cox; sister, Jean Saltzman and her husband, Jack; and step...
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Nancy B. Ferguson

August 1, 2016

Nancy Bailey Ferguson, age 87, of New Castle, DE passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016. Nancy was born in East New Market, MD on April 17, 1929, and was raised in Delmar, DE. She attended Goldey College in Wilmington, DE and spent more than two decades as a secretary with Du Pont Co. Nancy married the love of her life, Harry W. Ferguson, Sr., in 1949; they were married for 61 years. Nancy...
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Beth Ann Stack

July 24, 2016

Beth Ann Stack, (nee) Lejman, age 58, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Sunday, July 24th, 2016, peacefully with family beside her. Beth attended and graduated Sun Valley High School, Brookhaven, PA, Class of 1976. She then went on to become an Office Manager in the Insurance and Real-Estate fields out of Philadelphia, PA for thirty plus years. Beth's passion for...
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Charles W. "Chuck" Smith

July 16, 2016

Charles W. "Chuck" Smith, age 61, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he had vacationed every July for more than twenty years. Born in 1954, he was the son of Charles S. and Joan (Hopkins) Smith. He was raised in St. Georges, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and the University of Wisconsin...
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Barbara A. McGhee

July 15, 2016

Barbara Ann (McNelly) McGhee passed away after a long illness on Friday, July 15, 2016. She would have been 68 on July 17th. Born at Chester Hospital in Chester, PA in 1948, she graduated from Claymont High School and remained a lifetime Claymont resident and member of the VFW. Barbara worked for General Motors, the Brandywine School District, and Shop Rite Food Market. She was preceded in...
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Nicole "Nikki" Shaw

July 2, 2016

Nicole Shaw "Nikki", age 55, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on July 2, 2016. She attended Claymont High School, where she met many of her lifelong friends. She was a former Front-End Supervisor of Acme Supermarkets, where she worked for 37 years. When she was not around close family and friends, you would always find Nikki tending to her gardens and flowers or flipping through magazines. ...
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James W. "Jimmy" Harris, Jr.

June 30, 2016

James W. Harris, Jr., 53, formally of Claymont, DE went to be with Lord on June 30th, 2016, he passed away in his home in Millsboro, DE. Jimmy was born in Claymont, DE to the late Nancy Harris (Thompson) and James W. Harris Sr. on June 28th 1963. He attended Claymont High School. He went on to work with his father in construction at Harris Construction Company. Jimmy had his captains license...
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Charles D. "Slick" Lawrence, Sr.

June 30, 2016

Charles Dwight "Slick" Lawrence, Sr., age 65, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Charles was employed by Waste Management for twenty years. He was predeceased by his daughter, Angela DeFrancis and his sister, Jennifer Serpe. He is survived by his loving wife, Maggie; devoted loving son, Chuck D. Lawrence, Jr. and his wife,; one sister, Lynn; one brother, Walter and his...
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Ethel Oneita Taylor

June 27, 2016

Ethel Oneita Taylor, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Brookhaven, PA, passed peacefully at home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2016. Born in Oklahoma, she met her husband John in Seattle. They were married for 67 years until his passing in 2012. Mrs. Taylor was employed as a payroll clerk at Riddle Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed laughing and spending time with her...
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David Irvin Walker

June 26, 2016

David Irvin Walker, age 36, of New Castle, DE passed away Sunday morning, June 26th, 2016 while at home. David was a high school graduate, and attended William Penn High School. He worked with his father on the family's farm. He enjoyed going to Old Country Buffet, and spending time with his children at the beach. David was known for his unique sense of humor and enjoyed pulling pranks on...
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Dana Carroll King

June 15, 2016

Dana Carroll King, 71, passed away peacefully at the Kutz Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 15th, losing her 10 year battle with Arachnoiditis, also known as failed back surgery. She was strong willed, especially through her long and painful illness. Doctors and nurses admired her determination to live and enjoy life even though her quality of life was severely diminished. Dana leaves...
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Lee I. Jones

June 12, 2016

Lee I. Jones, born January 7th 1928, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016 at Season Hospice of Christiana Care. Mr. Jones served in the Army during World War II, then worked for The Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook, PA for 28 Years. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 951 in Boothwyn, PA, where he served as Judge Advocate. Lee is predeceased by his wife of 57 years,...
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Phyllis J. Paxton

June 11, 2016

Phyllis Jean Paxton, age 73, of New Castle, DE passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at home. Phyllis graduated from Clay County High School in West Virginia, Class of 1961. She worked at one of the nearby elementary schools as a lunch room attendant, was an employee of Gaylords Dept. Store as an associate and also worked at Ames Dept. Store, where she then retired. Phyllis is survived by...
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Michael A. Romanowski

June 10, 2016

Michael A. Romanowski, age 60, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Michael attended Point of Hope, New Castle, DE through the week, which he enjoyed immensely. He participated in Special Olympics in his younger years, where he won numerous Gold Medals for swimming. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley M....
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Jerry J. Jackson

May 21, 2016

Jerry J. Jackson of Claymont, DE, born on September 20, 1952 died at age 63 on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Heartland Hospice House, Wilmington, DE. Jerry graduated Claymont High School in 1970. Jerry was known as a general handy man and painter by trade. Jerry was known for his expertise at the pool table. Jerry is survived by Guardian Angel, Tom Ryan and wife Cathy and family; sister,...
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Grace Mary (Harrison Bradley

May 21, 2016

Grace Harrison Bradley, of Claymont, DE passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the age of 82. Grace graduated from Claymont High School in 1951. She received a degree in Physical Education from the University of Delaware in 1955. Grace was a phys ed teacher at William Penn High School in New Castle where she also coached field hockey, cheerleading and softball. She left teaching in 1969 to...
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Barry Wayne Dahllof, Sr.

May 8, 2016

Barry W. Dahllof, Sr. of Ellendale, DE passed away at Heartland Hospice House on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 71. Though his body had started to and finally failed him, his heart, mind and sense of humor never did. Barry graduated from Chester High School in Chester, PA. He worked as a quality control supervisor and chemist for Irving Textile Products for 34 years. Barry is survived...
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Deidrea "Dee" Marie Carson

May 6, 2016

Deidrea "Dee" Marie Carson, age 58, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, May 6, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Deidrea was born in Erie, PA, the daughter of Virginia (Wambach) and the late William J. Carson. She was a graduate of Newark High School and attended the University of Delaware and Cecil County Community College. She was working in customer service at Verizon. Dee...
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Rebecca A. "Becky" DeToro

May 2, 2016

Rebecca A. DeToro, age 82, of New Castle, Delaware, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital surrounded by family on Monday, May 2, 2016. Becky was born in Crisfield, Maryland, in 1933 to Harry J. and Flora Branner. She graduated from nursing school in Wilmington, Delaware, and enjoyed a long career serving the community as a registered nurse. One of her favorite positions was working...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Solge

April 29, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Solge, 68, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family; beloved wife of Gene Solge, Jr., loving mother to Gene Solge, III and adored grandmother of Meghan and Hannah. Betty was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. She graduated from Cherry Hill High School and then attended Goldey Beacom College,...
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Paul Austin Singleton, Sr.

April 27, 2016

Paul Austin Singleton, Sr., age 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. A native to Wittman, Maryland, Mr. Singleton was a carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #626 New Castle from 1966 to 1993. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. Paul was predeceased by his first wife, Elsie and his second wife, Mildred Virginia...
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Robert Ralph Southam

April 22, 2016

Robert Ralph Southam, age 64, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Sharon Hill, PA, died on April 22, 2016 at home in Wilmington, DE. Robert graduated from Sharon Hill High School in Sharon Hill, PA. He was an auto mechanic for Springfield Ford in Springfield, PA, and a diesel mechanic for Bentley Trucking of Delaware, and also Truck Tech of Delaware. Robert, is survived by his loving fiancé...
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Joshua James Rickards Crews

April 17, 2016

Joshua James Rickards Crews, age 17, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Chester, PA, died on April 17th, 2016 at home. Josh attended Media Providence Friends School, Brandywine High School and Concord High School for a short time. When not in school, Joshua worked at the Acme Supermarket in Wilmington. He was a member of the Folsom Falcons Youth Football Program in Ridley, PA. He was an honorary...
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Joan Frances Chambers

April 17, 2016

Joan Frances Chambers, age 84, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on April 17, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Joan was a graduate of West Catholic School for Girls in Philadelphia in 1950. After being married in January 1964 to Joseph D. Chambers Sr, they moved to Claymont, Delaware and began to raise a large family. Joan spent many years being the Manager of the...
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Constance M. Ventura

April 12, 2016

Constance M. Ventura (nee DeMarco), age 94, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016 surrounded by family in her home at the Lorelton Assisted Living Facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, Connie was the beloved daughter of Alberico and Irena (DiOvidio) DeMarco. She played the violin and was concertmistress of the symphony orchestra in her senior year at West...
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Jane G. Krieger

April 8, 2016

Jane G. Krieger, age 64, of Wyoming, DE died on Friday, April 8th, 2016. Jane attended Mt. Pleasant High School and graduated in 1969. She worked for the Law Office of Morris, James, Hitchens and Williams. For the past 10 years, she worked for the Superior Court- State of Delaware as an Administrative Assistant for the Honorable Mary M. Johnston. When not at work, Mrs. Krieger enjoyed...
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Barbara Ann Thomas

April 7, 2016

Barbara Ann (Bedell) Thomas, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday April 7th, 2016. Barbara loved spending time with family and friends, especially her 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She loved everyone she met and left a positive mark on the lives she touched. The children in the area called her "Mom Mom" Thomas. She was a proud life member of Goodwill...
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Sarah Catherine Hammond

April 5, 2016

Surrounded by loved ones, Catherine "Kitty" Hammond, age 85, of New Castle, DE passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her son Dennis' home in Newark, MD. Mrs. Hammond was employed by Wilmington General Hospital, Allied Kid Co., Seton Leather, and Chase Bank. She was a longtime member of New Caste United Methodist Church, active with Tiny Tots, Meals on Wheels, CROP walk and visiting shut ins,...
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Beverly Ann Clarke

March 29, 2016

Beverly Ann Clarke, age 81, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, March 29 with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Eleanor L. and Herbert E. King. Beverly was happiest when spending time with her cherished friends and family and enjoying the surf and sand of the Delaware Beaches. She graduated from Wilmington High School and was...
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Kenneth J. Waltz

March 26, 2016

Kenneth J. Waltz, age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at home surrounded by loved ones. Kenneth attended Father Judge High School and Neshaminy High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school as a 3rd Class Boiler Technician. Ken worked for Nova Consultants, LTD., as a District Engineer for the last 16 years. Kenneth was predeceased...
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Gail Lee Patterson Bickling

March 22, 2016

Gail Lee Patterson Bickling, 76, of Austin, Texas died Tuesday March 22, 2016 at her home. Gail is survived by her husband and life-long love Richard Bickling, her 2 surviving sisters Sue Dougherty of Newark, DE; Wendy Haedo of Garnet Valley, PA; her 3 children and their spouses; Rick and Ellen Bickling of Leander, TX; Randy Gaytan of Valdosta, GA; Ryan and Kim Bickling of Lawrence, KS: her 7...
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Lora Annette Allmond Pazdalski

March 11, 2016

Lora Annette Allmond Pazdalski , age 92, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Lora was born in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Jerry and Cora Lee Allmond. She met her one and only love, Louis Pazdalski and were soon married and lived together for more than 55 years. She thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers and volunteering as a scout...
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Lennie Lorraine Hall

March 10, 2016

Lennie Lorraine Hall, age 61, of Dover, DE, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Lennie was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Sr. and Esta Mae (Kincaid) Hammond; sisters, Regina Cloak, Katherine Cole, Margaret Trusello; brothers, Walter and Robert Hammond. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Gray; children, Louis Dotson, Mark Dotson, David...
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Tina L. Petrowsky

March 7, 2016

Tina L. Petrowsky, age 55, of Claymont, DE, died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at home. Tina graduated from Claymont High School, class of 1979. She was an executive secretary for the DuPont Company for 14 years. She was also employed by Rollins Environmental and she was an avid Avon Representative. Tina, was a loving wife and mother, and was a loving caregiver for her mother. Tina will be...
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Lance Wendell Cole

March 6, 2016

Lance W. Cole, age 77, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Ridley Park, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday, March 6. Lance attended Ridley High School and was a US Marine from 1958-1962, during which time he obtained his GED. He worked at Boeing Helicopter for over 32 years, first as a Mechanic, later as an Inspector and finally as a Flight Inspector before retiring in 1997...
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Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle

March 6, 2016

Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Heartland Hospice. She was 86 years old. Frances was born in Sharon Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Meenan) Quinn. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Kauffman, her daughter, Patricia Turnbull, and her brother, John P. Quinn, Jr. Frances is survived by two daughters, Denise...
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Kathleen M. "Kay" Jefferies

March 5, 2016

Kathleen M. Jefferies, "Kay", age 97, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Peekskill, New York, died peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at her home in Wilmington, DE. Kathleen was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After moving to Delaware in 1976, she became a member of Church of the Holy Child. She helped with many events at the church. She volunteered at the Mary Campbell...
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Patricia Ann (Wells) Ashley

March 3, 2016

Patricia A. (Wells) Ashley, age 81, of Middletown, DE and formerly of New Castle passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 after a short illness. Mrs. Ashley, a native of New Castle was born in the winter of 1934 and was the daughter of Francis and Helena (Hillis) Wells. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her husband of 44 years, John, sons, Frank (Rocky), his wife...
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Rose Ann Bucci

February 24, 2016

Rose A. Bucci, age 92, of Claymont, DE, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Season's Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Rose worked and retired from Claymont and Brandywine School Districts. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she volunteered for the carnival, and was a member of the parish altar guild. She loved to play bingo, and crocheting. Rose also loved...
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Charles Granville McVey

February 23, 2016

Charles Granville McVey crossed over on February 23, 2016, at the age of 92 with his children taking the final days of the journey with him. Granny was born in Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 11, 1923, to the late Ralph and Isabella (Pierce) McVey and was raised in Elsmere, Delaware, and educated in the local schools. After graduating from Wilmington High School in February 1942, he worked as...
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Ira C. Lunt

February 18, 2016

Major Ira C. Lunt, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away on February 18, 2016 surrounded by his family. Ira was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Jessie Lunt and his sister, Ruth C. Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Lunt; his children, Cynthia Fryer and her husband Glenn, Kathryn Lehman and her husband Keith, Christiane Schulze and her husband Christopher,...
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Dorothy J. Smith

February 18, 2016

Dorothy J. Smith, age 76, of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Christiana Hospital. After raising her children, she became a teacher's aide with the Brandywine school district. She was a member of the Claymont Fire Company ladies' auxiliary. She enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading, bingo, traveling, playing slots...
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Leon Porter Tucker

February 17, 2016

Leon P. Tucker passed away on February 17, 2016 with his family and Pastor by his side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at New Castle United Methodist Church, Delaware St. at 11:00am. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware St. New Castle, DE. 19720. To...
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Rosalie "Presky" Cherniski

February 17, 2016

Rosalie Cherniski, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Chester, PA, Rosalie was the daughter of the late, Andrew and Josephine Presky. Mrs. Cherniski was a school teacher who taught Special Education for 25 years in Marcus Hook, PA. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, especially lap robes, bibs and tote bags for the patients in veterans hospitals in...
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John E. Mahek, Sr.

February 16, 2016

John Edward Mahek, Sr. age 65 of Claymont, DE, and Harrisburg, PA, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. John was a 1969 graduate of Salesianum High School. He was an employee of First Student School Bus Company, and Giant Supermarket. He was a member of Delaware Veterans Post # 1, and Claymont Moose Lodge. John was an Army Reserve Veteran. He was preceded...
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Oather "Bub" Allen McDaniel

February 16, 2016

Oather Allen McDaniel, age 87 of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully on February 16, 2016. Known by friends and family as a kind and positive person, Bub truly enjoyed life. He was a giving man, who was happiest helping others and was the main caregiver to his mother in her later years. Bub believed that working in the yard was the best exercise. He enjoyed tending to his garden and...
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Elsie M. Neidlein

February 13, 2016

Elsie M. Neidlein, age 89, of Claymont, DE passed away February 13, 2016. Elsie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and compassionate caregiver. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Neidlein and her daughter, Judy M. Morris. She is survived by her sons, Joseph D. Starkey of Virginia, David L. Starkey of Illinois, Wayne S. Starkey of Claymont; numerous grandchildren...
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Laura E. Perry

February 8, 2016

Laura E. Perry, age 87, of New Castle, DE passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 8th, 2016. She is now in the loving arms of Jesus Christ for all eternity. Laura was a devoted mother and nurse for many years. She enjoyed the fellowship of her Christian friends and family and attended Victory Fellowship Church. She is predeceased by her daughter, Rebecca Ruth...
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George Edward Rambo

February 7, 2016

George E. Rambo, age 84, of Claymont, DE passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE. George graduated from P.S. DuPont High School, Class of 1949. He was a lineman, cable-splicer and PBX repairman for Diamond State Telephone. A computer engineer with AT&T, George retired after 42 total years in the telephone industry. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he...
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David F. Bullock

February 1, 2016

David F. Bullock, age 68, of Claymont, DE, passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2016, surrounded by his family. David was a 1965 graduate of Claymont High School, where he was an avid football player and wrestler. He retired as Chief Operator from Sun Oil Refinery in 2001 after 35 years of dedicated service. David proudly served his country in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. ...
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David P. Jensen, Sr.

January 31, 2016

Dave Jensen, age 86, was called by Our Lord on January 31, 2016. Known by many as "Pop", he lived all his life in New Castle, DE, where in his early years he piloted the New Castle-Pennsville Ferry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lars and Grace Jensen; and siblings, Lars, Jr., Dorothy, Gladys, Mary, Otto, Charles and Robert. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of...
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Ronald H. "Hoppie" Hopkins

January 27, 2016

Ronnie H. Hopkins, age 84, of Wilmington, DE passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Care. Ronnie graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1950. In his earlier years, he was a chauffeur and maintenance worker for Wilhelmina DuPont Ross. Mr. Hopkins served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Quincy and USS Mississippi. ...
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Edward J. Sumoski

January 26, 2016

Edward J. Sumoski of Claymont, DE passed away at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the age of 90. Though his body had started to and finally failed him, his heart and mind and sense of humor never did. Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Sumoski, of Ambler, PA; his father and mother, Joseph Sumoski and Frances Anascavage Sumoski, of Minersville, PA. "Eddie," as he was best...
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Donald W. Dixon, Sr.

January 24, 2016

Donald W. Dixon Sr., age 83, of New Castle, DE passed away on January 24, 2016. Mr. Dixon was born on April 10, 1932 and he proudly served his country in the US Navy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ina Lee Dixon; two sons, Donald W. Dixon, Jr., Jeffery K. Dixon of North Carolina; granddaughter, Samantha Dixon; sister, Ida Mae Williams and brother, William H. Dixon of North Carolina;...
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Julia Ann "Judy" Meixell

January 21, 2016

Julia Ann "Judy" Meixell, 76, of Smyrna, DE passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Kent General Hospital after a battle with cancer. Julia was born in Philadelphia, PA. She married Veryl V. Meixell, Jr. and lived in Wilmington, DE prior to moving to Smyrna, DE. She worked at Verizon Communications until she retired in 2001. She enjoyed going on cruises and spending time at the beach...
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Craig Seltzer

January 19, 2016

Craig Seltzer, age 50, of Wilmington, DE, died on January 19, 2016. Craig served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jules and Carol Seltzer, and his brother Eric Seltzer. Craig will be remembered by his best friends, Mario, Sal and Ellen, and many nice neighbors. Friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00am, at...
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John Stasho

January 6, 2016

John Stasho, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Mr. Stasho was born in 1923 in Pottsville, PA. He graduated from St. Clair High School, PA and retired from the DuPont Co. He served in the armed services during WWII and loved the outdoors. John volunteered his time clearing and maintaining hiking trails at the Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary. Mr. Stasho is...
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Frances T. "Fran" Horner

January 4, 2016

Frances T. Horner "Fran", of Claymont, DE, formerly of Scranton, PA, died on January 4, 2016, at Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital Upon graduation from Holy Rosary School in Scranton, PA, Fran enrolled in the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She then worked for a time as a private duty nurse until enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII. She served nearly 4 years as a 1st...
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Martha Ellen Shipe

December 25, 2015

Martha died early Christmas evening in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, during a thunderstorm - God's way of calling her home and celebrating her life with a spectacular unseasonal display of nature. There was no more fitting way for her to leave us. Born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, on June 19, 1921, Martha grew up along the Susquehanna River in Sunbury with her two...
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Robert David Watts

December 21, 2015

Robert David Watts, 88, a loving Husband, Father. Pop Pop & Granpoppy, passed away on December 21st, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born on February 8th,1927 to the late Omar & Marjorie Watts in Eddystone, PA, 1 of 6 children. He is survived by two sisters, Sarah Lines and Dorothy Pauley. Robert graduated from High School and went immediately into the Army. He then married the late...
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Betty J. Spence

December 20, 2015

Age 83, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Boothwyn, PA passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Wattsville, VA, the daughter of the late Goldie Creswell (Tyndall) and Elmer B. Watson. She was a cafeteria manager with the Brandywine School District for 30 years. Betty enjoyed shopping, crocheting and traveling. Her biggest joy in life were...
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Larry Wayne Hicks

December 14, 2015

Larry Wayne Hicks, age 67, of Claymont, DE passed away Monday, December 14, 2015.
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Donald J. Koppes

December 10, 2015

Donald J. Koppes, age 83, of Bear, DE passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at home. Mr. Koppes worked for the DuPont Company Experimental Station for 33 years. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia K. Koppes; He is survived by his stepdaughter, Marlena J. McDowell and stepson, Creed L. York (Myrtle). A Committal Service...
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Veronica "Sis" Gebhart Davis

December 8, 2015

Veronica, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born in New Castle, DE in 1933, "Sis" was a daughter of the late William (Woody) H. Gebhart and Veronica (Bonnie) Freebery Gebhart. A lifelong resident of New Castle who enjoyed her daily walk down Battery Park, spending time with her grandchildren, and playing her favorite video poker machine in...
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John R. Parks, Sr.

November 29, 2015

John R. Parks, Sr., age 81, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE passed away at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital on Sunday, November 29, 2015. John was born in New Castle, DE, one of six children to the late James and Martha (Maxwell) Parks. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 30 years of service. After retirement, John started his own lawn service business which he...
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Betty McIntyre Ferriola

November 29, 2015

Betty McIntyre Ferriola – 86 of Smyrna, DE, Formerly of New Castle, DE, went home to be with Her Lord on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Betty Lucille Guseman was born in Brandonville, West Virginia, to parents Marshall Gay and Euruth Anna Kelly Guseman. She attended the Locust Grove School, Preston County Schools, and graduated from Bruceton WV High School. She married Clarence H. McIntyre...
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Rose C. "Mickey" Mills

November 25, 2015

Rose C. Mills, age 82, of Claymont, DE passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at home. Rose worked for Atlantic Aviation for 20 years and BJ's Wholesale Club for an additional 20 years. She was a member of New Castle Moose Lodge. Rose was preceded in death by her sons, Christopher Mills and Robert E. Mills, Jr. She is survived by her son, Steven Charles Mills of Claymont, DE; grandson,...
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Sylvester Vied, Jr. "Jr."

November 22, 2015

Sylvester Vied, Jr. "Jr." passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, November 22, 2015 after a short illness with brain cancer. He was born on November 1, 1927 in Summerfield, West Virginia. He had worked in the coal mines in Fireco and Anjean, West Virginia. In the early 50's he relocated to Delaware with his wife and children where he had lived until his death. He worked...
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Janice Irene Harvey

November 20, 2015

Janice Irene Harvey, age 74, of Claymont, DE died Friday, November 20th, 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice. Janice graduated from Claymont High School. She was an X-Ray technician for DuPont and she worked for the State of Delaware. Ms. Harvey was a devoted Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. She loved her cat "Gizmo". Janice is predeceased by her loving sister Ruthann Strickler. ...
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Inez Mary "Cita" Rice

November 19, 2015

Inez Mary Rice (Cita), age 91, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at home on November 19, 2015. Cita was the beloved mother and mother-in-law of Anne and Charlie, grandmother of Chris, David and Rob, and aunt of the Clavelouxs, Stricklers and Rices. She showed unconditional love and unwavering commitment to her family. She cherished memories of her deceased husband, parents, sisters and...
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Mary M. Tokarchick

November 17, 2015

Mary M. Tokarchick (nee Drumblusky) age, 98, of Claymont, DE, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015. Mary was the beloved wife of the late John Tokarchick. She was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Mary Drumblusky, and her sisters, Anne Leshko, Lenore Terway, and her brother, Albert Drumblusky. Mass of Christian Burial...
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Margaret Hetrick (Esposito) Wilhelm

November 3, 2015

Margaret Y. Wilhelm, 81, passed away Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 surrounded by her family. A native of Olde New Castle, Margaret was born in DuBois, PA. She graduated from William Penn High School class of 1952. Margaret's family was her true pride and joy. She was generous with her time and talent. Her jovial spirit captivated everyone she met. Margaret enjoyed an active lifestyle...
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Joseph Murray

October 28, 2015

Joseph Murray, age 63, of Bear, DE, passed away on October 28, 2015. Joe was a proud husband, father, and patriot. Joe began working in the transportation business with his father who co-owned "M&K Bus Service". He continued with his brother Robert Murray in 1980. In 1994, Mr. Murray founded and operated 'Murray Transportation' until 2004. He loved his family. He was a gifted musician and...
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Lisa Nakolia Waters

October 25, 2015

Lisa Nakolia Waters, age 55, of Bear, DE passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at home. Born in Wilmington, DE, Lisa was the daughter of the late, Lester W. and Emily A. (Sewell) Waters. She attended Delaware Technical and Community College and made her career in the banking industry. Lisa will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Deborah Waters of Newark, DE and brother, Dennis Waters...
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Susan Hopkins

October 21, 2015

Susan Hopkins, a resident of The Heritage at Milford, DE passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Our mother, Susan, was born of immigrant parents on June 4, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA to John and Suzanna Gaydos, who came to this country in 1920 from Czechoslovakia. She attended public schools there and graduated in 1941 from Brentwood High School. After graduation, she worked in retail sales...
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Helen M. "Mom-Mom" Cichocki

October 20, 2015

Helen Marie Townsend Cichocki of Millsboro, DE, went home to be with the Lord of Glory on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Helen was born on a dairy farm in Wawa, PA (Yes, where all of the Wawa Markets began). She lived a few days short of her 90th birthday. She worked for several years for the Schaeffer's Shop Rite Markets. She was married to John A. Cichocki for over 55 years. Helen taught...
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Harriet C. "Hats" Jones

October 14, 2015

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully, October 14, 2015. Harriet would have turned 100 years old on December 30, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, 1915. She had lived in Delaware most of her life. Harriet was witness to the crash of the stock market in 1929, the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937 and many other historical events. She did not graduate...
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John S. Appleton, Jr.

October 4, 2015

John S. Appleton, Jr., age 83, of Claymont, DE died Sunday October 4, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. John graduated from Claymont High School where he played on the 1950 undefeated football team. He served in the Navy on the USS Dennis Buckley #808. John worked as a maintenance machinist for Phoenix Steel and the DuPont Company. He was a member of Granite Corinthian Masonic Lodge #34 and the...
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Deborah K. Litteral

October 3, 2015

Deborah K. Litteral, age 61, of Claymont, DE passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015. Debbie was a childcare provider and foster mother to many children. She was a member of United Methodist Church of the Atonement. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Mary Slusser; and her brother, Mike. She will be dearly missed by her children, Crystal, Jimmy, Ashley, Percy and Alexis;...
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Jean Marie Mundell

September 29, 2015

Jean Marie Mundell passed away peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday, September, 29, 2015. Jean graduated from William Penn High School and earned an associates degree from the University of Delaware. She worked as a paralegal while living in Dallas, Texas and Naples, Florida. Ms. Mundell thoroughly enjoyed astronomy and her friends from William Penn High School. Jean is survived by...
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James "Jim" Chambers

September 17, 2015

James Chambers, age 49 of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on September 17th, 2015. Jim was a graduate of Claymont High School in 1984. He worked as a banquet houseman at the Wilmington Hilton in Claymont, Delaware. He also worked as a survey technician for Vandemark & Lynch in Wilmington, Delaware. He currently was employed as a landscaper with Ruditys Lawn Care in Wilmington, Delaware. ...
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Erika C. Gillespie

September 15, 2015

Age 91, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Brandywine Nursing Home, Wilmington, DE. Mrs. Gillespie had been a homemaker for the majority of her life, although she had worked in the war effort during WWII. She especially loved her family and was exceedingly kind to her pets. She was a professed Christian. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo...
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Claire E. Shoemaker

September 14, 2015

Claire E. (Drake) Shoemaker, 80, wife of Alfred Shoemaker, Sr., of Newark, DE, left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 14th, 2015 after a brief illness and being cared for by the wonderful people at Heartland Hospice, Wilmington, Delaware. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Myers in 1975, and by her father and mother, Clarence and Ellen ...
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Diane Reha Fromal

September 6, 2015

Diane Reha Fromal, age 57, of Claymont, DE passed away suddenly on September 6, 2015. Diane was formerly employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She graduated from Claymont High School in 1976 and was a graduate of Harris School of Business. Diane was a Phillies and NASCAR fan. She also loved animals. Diane is survived by her parents, Beverly and Albert Reha; her twin sister, Joanne Reha ...
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Philomena Mary (Deldeo) Heaney

September 5, 2015

Philomena "Phil" passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Born in Wilmington, Philomena graduated from Padua Academy in 1963. She went on to become VP of Payment Processing for Citi Bank where she retired after 40 years . Most recently Philomena worked part time as a File Clerk for the Law Firm of Casarino, Christman, & Shalk....
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Doris L. Wallace

September 4, 2015

Doris, passed peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2015 in her home of twelve years, Shipley Manor in Wilmington, Delaware. Doris was a graduate of Claymont High School and graduated from nurses training at Delaware State Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1949. She then began her nursing career that lasted for 38 years, 25 years specializing in IV therapy which included teaching and writing...
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Irene E. Rydzefski

August 31, 2015

Irene E. (Latsko) Rydzefski, age 89, of Claymont, DE passed away August 31, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. Born in Luzerne, PA, Irene was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Hospodar Latsko. She attended Luzerne High School and worked many jobs throughout her life, ending with retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. As a member of the Greatest Generation and survivor of the Great...
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William "Bill" Leach

August 28, 2015

William "Bill" Harvey Leach, age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015. Bill worked at Wilmington Fibre Specialty Company for over 30 years. William is predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Booker and father, John Callaway; brothers, Jack and Donald Callaway, sister, Betty Tucker and his adoptive parents, Betty and Oren Leach. Bill is survived by his wife Frances...
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Bruce P. Morgan

August 27, 2015

Bruce P. Morgan, passed away on August 27, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Morgan was born in 1927, to Mae and Robert Morgan, who predeceased him. He grew up with three brothers and a sister. Morgan served proudly in the Navy and the Air Force and went on to retire from Boeing. Morgan loved his family, watching his beloved home team the Phillies, fishing and telling stories about his...
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Edward A. Smith

August 22, 2015

Edward A. Smith, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at home with his loving wife by his side. Edward spent many years in the army, where he was honorably discharged. He then went to work at Electric Hose and Rubber Company. He also worked at Bowlerama, and worked for the Brandywine School District, where he eventually retired. Ed loved old westerns, John Wayne, Roy Rogers and many...
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Doris L. Barlow

July 26, 2015

Doris L. Barlow, age 85, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Mifflintown, PA passed away July 26, 2015. Mrs. Barlow was a supervisor for Elwyn, Inc. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, William "Gilbert" Barlow. She is survived by her children, Gary Bleiler of Claymont, DE, Paul Bleiler of Trainer, PA, Patricia Link of Chester, PA; brother, Paul Frymire of Lewistown, PA; 4 grandchildren; 4...
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Clara Eva Skatuler

July 21, 2015

Clara Eva Skatuler, age 89, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Wilmington, DE died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home. Clara graduated from Pembrook High School. She attended nursing school and graduated as a Registered Nurse. She was a secretary for Sears Fashion Center in Stanton, DE. Clara was a member of the Wilmington Senior Center, and the Red Hat Society. She also had a student pilot...
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Marcia Everhart Stirling Quillen

July 19, 2015

Marcia Everhart Stirling Quillen, age 77, died on Sunday, July 19. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William (Bill) Tatem Quillen; her daughters, Carol Everhart Quillen (George McLendon) and Tracey Tatem Quillen (John Carney); her grandchildren, Caitlin Everhart Lohrenz, Samuel Quillen Carney, and James Tatem Stirling Carney; her sister-in-law, Barbara Quillen; niece Anne Quillen...
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Betty Jane Jewell

July 3, 2015

Betty Jewell, age 94, of Toledo, Ohio, died on Saturday, July 3, 2015 in her home. Betty was loved by everyone she met. She loved music, reading and conversations. She was predeceased by her husband, Norm Jewell. She is survived by her daughter, Holly Phillips and son-in-law, Tim Bennett and grand dogs, Baxter, Rufus, Toby and Casper. Service and burial will be held privately. In...
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Samuel A. Dominick

June 30, 2015

Samuel A. Dominick, age 95, of Wilmington, DE died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Samuel was a railroad car repairman for Amtrak, retiring in 1980. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign wars, post 5447, Holly Oak. He served his country as a Marine in WWII. He was preceded in death his wife, Ida M. Dominick. He is survived by his daughter, Anne Marie Dominick, with whom he lived: his...
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Diane Vispi Banning

June 28, 2015

Diane Vispi Banning, 60 of Bear, DE passed away early on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her Rehoboth Beach home. Diane was born on July 20, 1954 in Chester, PA. She graduated from Claymont High School and started a career at Wilmington Trust for many years. In the 90's, she was eager to make a change in her career. With her strong work ethics she was hired as Special Event Coordinator for New...
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Debbie Vagnoni

June 27, 2015

Debbie Vagnoni was born on November 18, 1957 and passed away suddenly on June 27, 2015. Debbie was a lifelong Delaware resident and graduated from Claymont High School. She studied hair at Vidal Sassoon in California and then went to work at "Hair" on Lea Boulevard. She later worked at "Ralph's Scissors Sensations" and ended her career in hair at "Kevin's Hair Design". Throughout...
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Nancy Marie McCusker Hoffman

June 23, 2015

Nancy McCusker Hoffman, passed away suddenly on June 23, 2015. She is survived by her parents, Joan Frati and Joseph McCusker, Sr. Also, survived by her children, Travis, Joshua and Quinn; her grandson, Brenden; her brother, Jay and his wife Debbie and their children Amanda, Andrew and Angel; her sister, Lisa Sell and her husband Larry. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul McCusker in...
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William J. Beale

June 23, 2015

William J. Beale, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on June 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. William was born January 01, 1951 as the first child born in the New Year in the State of Delaware. Known to those closest to him as Beatle, for his love of the band, The Beatles, William loved listening to various genres of music and attending concerts. William also enjoyed...
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