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Barbara Lee Parkinson

April 21, 2017

Barbara Lee Parkinson, age 60, went home to be with our Lord April 21, 2017, after a short illness. Barbara attended Charles W. Bush School. She enjoyed life, she loved music and animals and especially going out to eat. She is survived by her mother, Bennetta Parkinson; her sister, Bonnie (Harry) Marcus; aunt and uncle, Jack (Cathy) Parkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was...
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Charles A. Weferling

April 16, 2017

Charles A. Weferling passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017 after a battle of esophageal cancer. He was born on March 24, 1929 in Ludlow Massachusetts, son of the late Albert and Laura Weferling and leaves behind a sister, Gertrude Mallonee. After being released from the military he moved to Delaware living here the majority of his life. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah...
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Shelba K. Deavers

March 31, 2017

Shelba K. Deavers, age 80, of Claymont, Delaware, formerly of Rileyville Virginia, passed peacefully in her sleep March 31, 2017. Shelba was a native of Orlando, West Virginia, daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Skinner. She was preceded in death by her late husband Allen Deavers, twin sister Shirley Windsor, sons, William Shaw and Wallace Edward Shaw. She is survived by her siblings Edsel...
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Lucinda Emory

March 30, 2017

Lucinda Christine "Kris" Emory, 59, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 in her Lewes, DE home. Kris was born in Wilmington, DE on October 13, 1957. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1975. Kris is survived by her father, Alvis Brown, the love of her life, husband, Charles H. Emory, III, their 2 children and spouses, Chaz Emory (Mandy) and Miranda Geesaman (Ben), and...
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James Freeman Hardy

March 29, 2017

James Freeman Hardy, age 86, of New Castle, DE, formerly of Boissevain, VA passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. As a young man, Jim joined the United States Army as soon as he became of age. Freeman served his country honorably during the Korean War with the brave young men along side him. After the war, he returned to Virginia where he met the love of...
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Patricia A. Till

March 24, 2017

Patricia A. Till, age 77, of New Castle, DE passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. Patricia worked at the local Elementary School in New Castle as the cafeteria lunch lady. She enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing and the music of the 'King of Pop', Elvis Presley. Patricia was a lifelong member of the Minquadale Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Patricia enjoyed spending time in Lewes, DE at the beach. ...
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Elmer M. "Reds" Morgan

March 18, 2017

A resident of Claymont, DE and Centerville, MD, Elmer M. "Reds" Morgan passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home in Claymont, Delaware, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old on January 31, 2017. Mr. Morgan was the son of the late Charles Hiram and Melthy Elizabeth (Trice) Morgan. Mr. Morgan, his 3 brothers, and 3 sisters grew up in Claymont, Delaware. Mr. Morgan...
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Ralph Paul Lemon

March 17, 2017

Ralph Paul Lemon, age 94, passed peacefully on March 17th 2017. Dad resided at the Delaware Veterans Home (Milford) for the past 8 years. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, and served in the U.S.A.F during World War II in North Africa and Italy. He was a kind and gentle man, who never met a stranger. Those who knew him, loved him and have many great stories of his generosity and unique...
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Philip F. Crosland

March 14, 2017

Philip F. Crosland, aged 98 died March 14, 2017 at Compassionate Care Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 2, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA to Philip A. Crosland and Sarah Louise Miller. The family moved to Holly Oak when he was two years old and he has lived in that house ever since. He graduated from Claymont High School in 1935 and from Temple University in 1939. He later...
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Margaret T. Maguire

March 12, 2017

Margaret T. Maguire, age 58, of Wilmington Delaware, died peacefully on March 12, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Margaret had been a teacher at St. Helena's for over 30 years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her children and was a devoted mother. Margaret also enjoyed Facebook because it gave her the opportunity to keep up with family and friends and with current events. ...
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Kenneth R. Stapleford

March 11, 2017

Kenneth R. Stapleford, of Dover, DE, passed away at his home in Florida on March 11, 2017. He was 83. Born in New Castle, DE, Ken attended the University of Rochester on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1956 with a degree in chemical engineering. He went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Eldorado, and was stationed at Naval Base Coronado, near San Diego....
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Esther Marrero Fernandez

March 4, 2017

Esther Marrero Fernandez October 31, 1926 - March 4, 2017 Esther Fernandez was born Esther Marrero Crespo in Camaguey, Cuba. She lived there with her parents, two sisters and one brother until migrating to the United States in 1956, to join the love of her life and father of their two very young daughters, Maria Elena and Maria Esther. They went with a dream. Once in America,...
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Kathleen E. Hayes

March 3, 2017

Kathleen E. (Matarese) Hayes "Kay", 78 of Claymont, DE passed away on March 3, 2017. Kay was born on January 29, 1939 to the late Joseph and Marguerite Matarese. Kay devoted her life to being a "domestic goddess" raising and caring for her family and friends and hosting gatherings but her greatest love was caring for the kids she had in her daycare. Kay was also predeceased by daughter,...
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Daniel T. "Dan" Petrucci, Jr.

February 28, 2017

Daniel T. Petrucci, Jr. (Dan), 40 years old, passed away February 28th 2017. He was born September 29th, 1976 in Wilmington to Jeannie (Weaver) O'Donnell (Gene) and Daniel T. Petrucci Sr (Debbie). He is survived by his daughter, the love of his life, Ashleigh Petrucci (John). He is also survived by his sister, Nikki Miller (Bill); niece, Alex; nephew, Jax; half-sister, Allison; step brother ...
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Lucy R. Finocchiaro

February 27, 2017

Lucy (Zappacosta) Finocchiaro, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family. Lucy graduated from P.S. DuPont High School. She was a homemaker and worked by her husband,'s side at Fino Repair in Wilmington, DE. Lucy was a parishioner of Christ Our King Church for 92 years, where she was a member of the Altar Society. Lucy...
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Eva Catherine Jensen

February 22, 2017

Eva Jensen, age 85, was called to our Lord on February 22, 2017. Eva was born and raised in Dobbinsville, Delaware and lived her entire adult life in New Castle, Delaware. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dave Jensen, Sr.; parents, Frank and Anna Wegrzynowski; sisters, Annie (Frank) Lis, Ethel (Buddy) Read; and brother, Francis Wegrzynowski. Eva is survived by her son, Dave (Sissie...
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Joan Verna Light

February 16, 2017

Joan Verna Light, age 84, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of New London, PA and Claymont, DE passed away after a long illness on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance, Millsboro, DE. Joan was a 1949 graduate of Claymont High School. She spent many years as a head teller in the banking industry in the Wilmington area and as a receptionist at the Masonic Home of Delaware....
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Walter G. Parsons

February 10, 2017

Walter G. Parsons, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital Compassionate Care. Walter was born in Kenton, DE to the late George and Althea (Phillips) Parsons. He was a 1952 graduate of Prospect Park High School, where he was a 3-letter athlete. He worked for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for 40 years as a cable splicer,...
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Christopher Wolski

February 9, 2017

Christopher Wolski, age 50, born on November 15, 1966 in Chester, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, February 9, 2017. Chris graduated from Howard High School in 1984, where his career pathway was welding. He joined the U.S. Navy directly after High School, where he was then stationed on the U.S.S. John F .Kennedy until 1988. He then was a part of the U.S....
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Donald R. McLeod, Sr.

February 3, 2017

Donald Ray McLeod passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2017. He was born in Fayetteville, NC to the late Lawrence H. and Annie Mae McLeod. He was a SMSgt. and a veteran of the Vietnam War in the US Air Force, serving 20 years as a jet engine mechanic before retiring in 1973. A second career of 17 years as a maintenance facilitator for Blue Cross of Wilmington, retiring in 1994. ...
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Anthony W. Vagnoni

January 31, 2017

"It won't all go the way it should, but I know the heart of life is good"-JM Anthony William Vagnoni passed away suddenly on January 31, 2017. Tony was born in 1983 as part of the first set of quadruplets in Delaware. Tony graduated from Concord High School in 2001. He was starting quarterback for the football team, played baseball throughout his high school career, and was crowned Mr....
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Gilbert M. Hargan, Jr.

January 27, 2017

Gilbert M. Hargan, Jr. of Claymont, DE went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. Gilbert was the son of the late Rose and Gilbert Hargan, Sr. He was a member of Atonement United Methodist Church. Gilbert graduated from Claymont High School in 1963. Then, he was employed with Congoleum as a Fork Lift Operator, supervising many jobs in the...
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Yolanda V. Bell

January 22, 2017

Yolanda V Bell, 93, of Townsend DE, formerly of Trenton, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital. Yolanda was born in East Harlem and spent her formative years in Brooklyn, where she attended Samuel L Tilden High School. She then worked for the Bulova Watch Company until she enlisted in the US Army during WWII serving...
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Everett S. Bradley, Jr.

January 22, 2017

Everett S. Bradley Jr., age 78, of Brookhaven, PA, formerly of North Wilmington, DE died on January 22, 2017 at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA. Everett was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Wilmington, DE. He was employed as a Chemical Operator for General Chemical Company, retiring in 2000. Mr. Bradley served in the Army Reserves. Everett was preceded in death by his...
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William L. Barben, Sr.

January 21, 2017

William L. Barben, Sr. (Sugar Bear), age 44 years young and lived in New Castle at the time of his passing on January 21, 2017. He passed away at home with his wife by his side. William was born in 1972 and was able to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a truck driver and enjoyed being a loving husband, father and GiPi. He loved his children deeply and his granddaughters were the apples of...
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Mildred E. Cole

January 15, 2017

Mildred Elizabeth Cole, age 94, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017. She was born in fall of 1922 in New Castle, DE. Mildred was the daughter of Mildred Mannering Strawbridge and Robert Edwin Strawbridge. Mildred graduated from William Penn High School in 1940. Mildred worked at Wilmington Dry Goods before becoming a happy homemaker. Mildred was a life...
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Laura Wanda (Rogers) Barry

January 14, 2017

Laura Wanda (Rogers) Barry, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. Upon graduating from Wilmington High School in 1954, Wanda spent several years working as a nurse's aide at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She managed The Green Frog Tavern in New Castle for many years and later worked for Pathmark until...
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Diana Vera Stevenson-Stella

January 12, 2017

Diana Vera Stevenson-Stella, age 32, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Diana graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 2002. She also completed 4 years at Delaware Tech, graduating in the top 10 of her class. She majored in health care, anatomy and physiology and medical transcription. Diana worked at the YMCA and then worked for Household Savings and Loan. She...
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Karen L. Sibley

January 9, 2017

Karen L. Sibley, age 72, of Elsmere, DE, formerly of E. 4th St. New Castle, DE died on January, 9, 2017. Karen graduated from William Penn High School, class of 1962. She was a School Bus Aide for the Red Clay School District, retiring in 2005. Karen is survived by her cousins, Noel P. Lloyd of Edgemoor, DE, Joyce Maack of Elsmere, DE, June Gillespie of Port Charlotte, FL, and Richard...
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Eugene "Gene" P. Solge, Jr.

January 7, 2017

Eugene "Gene" P. Solge Jr., age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Gene grew up in Fairfax, Delaware. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, graduated from Brandywine High school and then enlisted in the Army National Guard. After being honorably discharged from the Army National Guard, Gene went to work for Urie & Blanton Welding. He retired from Keen...
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Louis E. "Lou" Klingler

January 2, 2017

Louis E. Klingler "Lou", age 62 of New Castle, DE died on January 2, 2017 at home. He was a 1971 Graduate of De La Warr High School. Mr. Klingler retired from Delaware River and Bay Authority after 39 years. He also worked for C.P.G Inc. Lou was a life member of Holloway Terrace Fire Company Station # 20. He was also a member of St. Gabe's. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice ...
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Dolores M. Ward

January 2, 2017

Dolores M. Ward, age 92, a longtime Ardentown, DE resident passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 2, 2017. Dolores was born on August 26, 1924 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Mildred (Smurl) and James Mullaney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Charles L. Ward on May 22, 1989 and her son, Thomas E. Ward on February 14, 2015. She is...
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Roy I. Covey, Sr.

January 1, 2017

Roy I. Covey. Sr, "Buzzy" 76 of Claymont, DE passed away on January 1, 2017 at home. Born in Elkton, MD, on October 23, 1940, Mr. Covey was the son of the late Roy F. Covey and Emma Seymour Covey. Mr. Covey worked for General Motors (GM) in Wilmington, DE for 30 years. Following retirement from GM, he held several positions at WAWA markets. Then, with Atlantic Logistics Agency, he...
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Felix Ramos Ruiz

December 30, 2016

Felix "Pepe" Ramos Ruiz, age 75, of New Castle, "Shawtown", DE went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. "Pepe" was a passionate gardener who enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden. Felix could be found fishing at Battery Park when not in the garden. Pepe's favorite dish to cook was a large pot of rice and beans for friends and family to...
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Owen Thomas Gillespie

December 26, 2016

Owen Thomas Gillespie, age 64, of New Castle, DE passed away December 26, 2016. Owen graduated from Maryland School for the Blind. He worked at Delaware Industries for the Blind for nearly 30 years, where he held many jobs, most recently in a custodial position. Owen is survived by two sisters and one brother, all located in Delaware; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. ...
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Candice Carol Lopez

December 23, 2016

Candice Carol Lopez, 27, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2016. Candice was born in the winter of 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware. Candice was loved by everyone who met her. Candice was always smiling, she had a bubbly personality and everyone she met became her friend. Candice was a great singer and enjoyed music. She will be deeply missed by everyone. Candice is survived by her father,...
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George H Miller III

December 20, 2016

George H. Miller III passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at UPMC Hospital surrounded by his wife, loving family and friends. George graduated from Salesianum High School in 1972 and attended Mount St. Mary's College. He retired from Hopkins Seafood. He also worked at Blue Crab Seafood and Century Seafood. He was an active member of Talleyville Fire Company, Co. B, 4th Texas Vol. Inf....
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Jeanne E. Corbett

December 13, 2016

Jeanne E. Benham Corbert, born in England on December 21, 1930. She is predeceased by 3 brothers Louis from PA, Morris from Amsterdam, Seril from Holland. One brother that is alive Elga E.W. from Australia. Mother Phyllis and Father Arthur. 3 grandchildren, Deven, Athena, Jackie Hallback, daughter of the late Rita Hallback the love of Jimmy's life may she rest. Daughter Margaret...
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Walter "Butch" F. McClain III

November 29, 2016

Walter "Butch" F. McClain III, age 48, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Butch graduated from Delcastle High School in 1986 and started his 28 year career with Alcatel-Lucent Technologies. Butch was actively involved in the N.C.C. men's softball league for 15 years, where he developed strong relationships with his teammates. Butch was well known for his long conversations and...
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Barbara Hicks Hart

November 29, 2016

Barbara Hicks Hart was born in Oneonta, New York on September 10th, 1942. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones and entered Heaven's gates on November 29th, 2016. She worked in the restaurant business all of her life and was the consummate professional. She carried your breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the utmost grace and never left your coffee cups empty or...
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Irene Claire Kominek

November 23, 2016

Irene C. Kominek, 95, of Wilmington (previously of Bergenfield, NJ), passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Foulk Manor North. Irene was born in 1921 to the late Charles and Angela (Kuhn) Merkler. She attended St. Mary's High School in Elizabeth, NJ, and Montclair State College in Montclair, NJ. She later earned a Master's degree in Library Science from Columbia University. She...
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Louis "Mike" McCall

November 20, 2016

Louis "Mike" McCall, 61, of Wilmington, DE passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at home. Mike was a 1974 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. It was there that he developed his talent and appreciation for all types of music as lead guitarist and vocalist in several local bands. Mike had a love for the beach, especially fishing. He was an avid Blue Hens fan as well as all...
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Mary A. Monopoli

November 19, 2016

Mary A. Monopoli, age 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Mary was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Vito and Grace Allegro and graduated from Assumption High School. She worked for many large companies in her career including Niagara Mohawk Power, General Electric Corp. and retired from William Importing Co. as secretary and bookkeeper. After moving to...
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John T. "Jack" Malone

November 18, 2016

John T. "Jack" Malone, age 66, passed away on Friday, November 18 at St. Francis Compassionate Care surrounded by his wife and family. Jack was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and was a life-long resident of Claymont, Delaware. After attending Holy Rosary and being a member of the first graduating class of Claymont High School, Jack met the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Carol...
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Dora M. Kofron

November 6, 2016

Dora Kofron, 74, of Claymont, Delaware passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Dora had attended Brandywine High School and dedicated many years serving as a crossing guard. Dora treasured countless annual summers with family and friends in Cape May, NJ. Her love for sweets, especially cheesecake, never went unnoticed. She enjoyed participating in a bowling league and being a part of the Al...
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Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr.

November 3, 2016

Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr. age 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Chester, PA, died on November 3, 2016 in Christiana Hospital. Joseph graduated from Chester High School, Class of 1968. He was formerly employed by Kiddie World and Holiday Lanes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jean Turchen, and his father and mother in law, James and Dolores Elder. Joseph is...
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Becky J. Yencharis

October 18, 2016

Becky J. Yencharis, a resident of Claymont, Delaware, died at home on October 18, 2016. Becky was born in Scranton, PA to Joseph and Ann Bulauskas and had five siblings, all deceased. Becky was married to Al Yencharis, who died in 1986. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the Teledyne-Wirz for many years. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Becky was an avid runner and won...
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Clinton Mark Charles

October 7, 2016

Clinton Mark Charles, age 62, of Claymont, DE passed away at home on October 7, 2016. He will truly be missed by everyone that knew and came into contact with him. Clint was a very private person but was always willing to help anyone in need. He had a heart as big as the moon and a hug for everyone. Clinton was very close to his family. When his father passed away in 1975, he went to school,...
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Betty M. Filliben

October 3, 2016

Betty M. Filliben, age 92, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 in Broadmeadow Nursing Home. Betty was a graduate of William Penn High School, Class of 1942. She was employed for over 30 years for the Great A&P Tea Company, retiring in 1982. Betty is survived and will be lovingly missed by her children, Kathleen O'Neill (Joe), Joseph F....
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Edwin F. Williams, Jr.

October 2, 2016

Edwin F. Williams, Jr., age 64, of Elkton, Maryland, formerly of New Castle, Delaware died on October 2, 2016 in his home in Elkton, Maryland. Edwin was a graduate of William Penn High School class of 1970. He was a retired Elevator Mechanic for the DuPont Company. He was an avid hunter and bird dog trainer. He loved horses and the outdoors. Edwin was preceded in death by his first wife,...
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Genevieve L. Miller

September 26, 2016

Genevieve L. Miller, age 86, of Olde New Castle, DE, died on Monday, September 26th, 2016. She was born in the summer of 1930. Genevieve graduated from H.F. Brown Vocational High School. Afterwards, she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War. After the war, she returned home to earn a Bachelor of Science from East Stroudsburg State Teachers College in PA. She...
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Donald "Dunkin" Ray Allred, Jr.

September 25, 2016

Donald "Dunkin" Ray Allred Jr., 48, of Claymont, Delaware was reunited with his mom, aunt and grandparents on Sunday, September 25, 2016 after a long well-fought battle with lung cancer. Donald was born December 7, 1967 in Wilmington, Delaware to Mary (Clark) Hickey and Donald Allred. He attended Brandywine High School and received his diploma from Greensburg High School. At age 18, Donald...
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Shelby Jean Stiles

September 23, 2016

Shelby Jean Stiles passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016 at Cadia Pike Creek, Wilmington, DE with family by her side. Shelby was preceded in death by her mother, Katheryn Campbell; her husband of 25 years, David E. Stiles; her sister, Mary Liberi; and her two brothers, T and Howie Trawick. She is survived by her son, David G. Stiles of Williamsport, PA; twin daughters, Danna K....
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Robert D. Fleck, Jr.

September 22, 2016

Robert D. Fleck, Jr., of New Castle, Delaware, passed away after a brief battle with cancer, on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Robert was born on February 4, 1947 and was the son of the late Robert D. Fleck, Sr. and the late Mollie Reeves Fleck. Bob graduated from University of Delaware in 1969 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and from University of Virginia in 1971 with an MS, also in...
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Richard Earl Cake

May 31, 1960 - September 16, 2016

Richard Earl Cake, 56, of New Castle, DE passed away on September 16, 2016 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was born on May 31, 1960. Richard attended William Penn High School and graduated from James H. Adult High School in 1983. He was employed by Crowell Corporation and worked as a machine operator. He is survived by his fiancée, Florence Baffone; mother, Joan Cake; and sister,...
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Alvan F. Dobson, Jr.

September 14, 2016

Alvan "Dobbie" Dobson, Jr. age 87 of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. A native Delawarean, Dobbie was born on July 12, 1929, some say with a rubber coat, hip boots and helmet on into a family of firefighters. He began his volunteer firefighting at a young age with Five Points Fire Company and served at Claymont...
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John E. Archer

August 28, 2016

John Emerson Archer, age 81, of Claymont, DE died August 28, 2016. John was born in Reading, PA, the son of F. Emerson and S. Agnes Archer. He attended Mount Pleasant H.S. and received a BA and MA from West Chester State Teachers College. He taught Social Studies and helped with intramural sports and jazz club. He had a love of music, especially jazz, Big Bands and Frank Sinatra. He loved...
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Eugene A. Petrella

August 28, 2016

Eugene Petrella of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 93. He is predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Josephine Petrella. Eugene was born in Belleplain, NJ on April 29, 1923. He was the son of the late Elizabeth and Andrea (Andrew) Petrella, both immigrants from Italy. He attended school at Cape May Court House where he graduated in 1941. After...
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Glenn Leo Harmon

August 26, 2016

Glenn Leo Harmon, age 64, of Claymont, Delaware, formerly of Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Christiana Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Born in Chester, PA on May 3, 1952, he was the son of the late William D. and Ozzilene Harmon. Glenn grew up in Crum Lynne, PA and attended Ridley High School. He worked as an Operating Engineer at Jones Lang...
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Jeffrey Brian LaFrancis

August 20, 2016

Jeffrey Brian LaFrancis, age 54, of Wilmington, DE died on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Jeffrey attended Concord High School, Concord, N.H. He was a truck driver and route manager for over 25 years. Jeffrey loved to travel, enjoyed being outdoors and helping others. He is survived by his caretaker and former wife, Sharon LaFrancis; his step-daughter, Jeanette C. Boring; his step-son,...
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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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Mark S. Gland

August 10, 2016

Mark S. Gland, age 56, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at home on August 10, 2016. He leaves behind his beloved son, Zachary R. Gland, of Delaware City, DE, his mother, Hedy A. Gland of New Castle, DE, and his loving companion, Kathy Sobus, of Wilmington, DE. Mark , who was raised in New Castle, DE, and went to William Penn High School, was a contractor and owned the Mark Gland...
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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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