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Our Obituaries

Donald M. Durnan

May 16, 2017

Donald M. Durnan, age 62, of Newark, DE passed away at home on May 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family following an over two and a half year battle with ALS. Donald, born in Wilmington, Delaware, graduated from Christiana High School in 1973 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at Chrysler Corporation until retiring in 2007 and then went on to work for Mumford and Miller...
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Linda Joan Leedom

May 7, 2017

Linda Joan Leedom, age 64 of Newark, Delaware died on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice Unit at Christiana Hospital. Linda was married to her best friend Howard Leedom for over 45 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and most definitely a grandmother. Linda received her Associates Degree from Delaware Technical Community College but was best known as a homemaker...
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John Martin Fitzsimmons

May 7, 2017

John Martin Fitzsimmons, age 56, of Elkton, MD formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. John graduated from Delcastle High School in 1979 and then faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a laborer as a carpenter and a mason with the New Jersey Building Laborers Union. John was also a member of AA for over 25 years. He was predeceased by...
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Robert M. Allcorn, Sr.

April 29, 2017

Robert M. Allcorn, Sr., 86 of Bear, Delaware died on April 29, 2017 while in Seasons Hospice. Bob was a Master Mechanic by trade, retiring due to a work injury. He enjoyed working with wood, doing yard work, country music, following the stock market and summers at Crystal Beach. He is survived by his wife Patricia A. Allcorn, son Robert M. Allcorn, Jr., brother Philip Allcorn and his wife...
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Carolyn V. Melson

April 23, 2017

Carolyn V. Melson of Newark, Delaware went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1938 to Pearl (Baker) and Edward W. Vansant. After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School in 1956, Carolyn worked as a secretary for several years before marrying and beginning a family. Carolyn and her husband Bill moved to Maryland with their children...
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Michael Todd Lanham

April 19, 2017

Michael Todd Lanham, age 41, of Bear, DE, passed away on April 19, 2017. Michael was a graduate of Glasgow High School Class of 1994, where he played football and baseball. He loved his job working for ICS at the Port of Wilmington as a heavy equipment operator. The center of Michael's world was his daughter, Brittany. They shared an unbreakable bond, and she was his proudest accomplishment....
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Steve "Smokey" Keplinger

April 8, 2017

Steve "Smokey" Keplinger, age 69, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Steve graduated class of 1965 from Franklin High School in West Virginia. He moved to Delaware to live with his Uncle Fred and Aunt Betty until his marriage. Steve worked for Chrysler for 30 years and after retirement he worked part-time at Berrodin Auto Parts for 17 years. ...
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Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr.

April 5, 2017

Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr., age 72, of Greenwood, DE, formerly of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Skip graduated in 1964 from Deptford High School in New Jersey. After graduating, he worked as a machinist in various places, most recently at "Gunnison" in Gibbsboro, NJ and "CCL Container" in Swedesboro, NJ. Skip was a former member of the Lindenwold...
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Horace Skip Risley, Jr.

April 5, 2017

Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr., age 72, of Greenwood, DE, formerly of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Skip graduated in 1964 from Deptford High School in New Jersey. After graduating, he worked as a machinist in various places, most recently at "Gunnison" in Gibbsboro, NJ and "CCL Container" in Swedesboro, NJ. Skip was a former member of the Lindenwold...
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Ruth Shirley Oakes

April 4, 2017

Ruth Shirley (Snow) Oakes, age 85, of New Castle, DE, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Season's Hospice Care, Christiana, DE. Ruth worked for Astra Zeneca (formally Stuart Pharmaceuticals) from 1974-1976, she was a housewife and homemaker. During her free time she enjoyed cooking and gardening and spending time with her family. Mrs. Oakes was...
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Mark Sienkiewicz

March 31, 2017

With his passing, my wonderful husband has joined our wonderful son. Mark John Sienkiewicz, 80, of Bear, DE, died on March 31, 2017, of complications of dementia and a broken hip. He was born at home on his family's farm in Dornsife, Pennsylvania, and attended a one room grade-school on the farm property. He graduated from Trevorton High School, and after working at several different jobs in...
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Roberta Stewart

March 31, 2017

Roberta Margaret Stewart (Allegar), known to many as "Bert", was born November 18th, 1945 to Della (Blood) Saunders and Edward Allegar in Bayville, NJ. On Friday, March 31st, 2017, at age 71, Roberta went to live with the angels peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Roberta was well known for her sense of humor and quick wit. She enjoyed reading, country music, watching the...
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Robert A. Renz

March 21, 2017

Robert A. (Pappy) Renz, age 82, of Elkton, Maryland, died on March 21, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. Mr. Renz was born in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania and attended Claymont High School. Mr. Renz retired from James River Corp. where he worked as Maintenance Superintendent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and the Army Reserves until 1963. He enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake with his...
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Frank William Borst

March 18, 2017

Frank William Borst, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital. Frank graduated from East Pembroke High School in Corfu, New York. After 25 years of loyal service, he retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. During his retirement, Frank worked as a personal assistant to...
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Barbara Ann Lusk

March 16, 2017

Barbara Lusk, 66, of Perryville, Maryland peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on March 16, 2017. Barbara is originally from Boissevain, Virginia and relocated to Delaware at age 10. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lusk, and her step-daughter, Cindi O'Reilly She survived by her mother, Bea English, her siblings, Alan and Cheri Stallard and Mike and Kim...
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Faine Eleanor Zeisloft

March 14, 2017

Faine Eleanor (Keller) Zeisloft, age 92, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2017. Faine was born in Aristes, PA., the daughter of William Guy Keller and Carrie Irene (Lindemuth) Keller. She was a home maker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She worked briefly at Jean's Hospital in Philadelphia during WWII. She was always devoted...
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Franklin James Nelson

March 10, 2017

Franklin James Nelson, 64 of Newark, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2017, surrounded by family. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Barbara E. Nelson and the late John W. Nelson, Sr. Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Jean (Bryson) Nelson; his son Franklin Nelson, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; his daughter Heather Dunlap...
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Thomas "Tom" Hogenmiller

March 9, 2017

Tom Hogenmiller, of Bear, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Seasons Hospice with his devoted wife, Christine, at his side. He was born in Erie, PA, to Aloysius and Margaret Hogenmiller. He joined the Merchant Marines at the start of World War II and honorably served his country for eight years. He spent his entire working career in the transportation industry...
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Albert "Ash" Edwards

March 1, 2017

Albert Ashton Edwards, age 77, of Newark DE passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Ash was a dedicated provider for his wife and children for all of his adult life. He was employed by G.M. for 30 years. He didn't graduate high school but read constantly to improve his education. In 1982 he was promoted to Statistical Process Control Coordinator for the...
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Janet Elaine Smith Quinn

February 26, 2017

Janet Elaine Smith Quinn, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Milford, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was born in Buffalo, NY to Wilfred Winter and LouEtta Bennett Smith. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, class of 1952, a graduate of The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1955, and went on to become a registered nurse, working for the...
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Elsie L. Mulrooney

February 10, 2017

Elsie L. Mulrooney, age 81, of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on February 10, 2017. She was born in Bristol, PA daughter of the late Eugene J. and Ella E. Weber. Elsie earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1957. She joined the United States Navy where she achieved rank of LTJG before leaving in 1966 with an Honorable discharge. She...
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Margaret Fox

February 8, 2017

Margaret E. Fox, of Newark, DE and Danville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 08, 2017, following a long illness at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late C. Earl and Helen Dietz and was a graduate of Danville High School. She worked with her father and grandfather, John Dietz, at the Danville Baking Company they owned, and at jobs in the garment industry until she married her high...
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Maxine K. Baumert

February 8, 2017

Maxine Kuzelka Baumert, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Mrs. Baumert graduated from Howells High School in Nebraska. She earned an associates degree from the University of Nebraska and a Business Degree from Chillicothe Missouri Business College. Maxine was a homemaker and was married for over 65 years to her husband Robert H. Baumert. Maxine was a...
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Loen-Che Tjiam

February 6, 2017

Loen-Che Tjiam, age 97, born in Indonesia, passed away on February 6, 2017 at the Brackenville Center Nursing Home in Hockessin, DE. A very dedicated homemaker, she loved playing tennis and was also an avid gardener. Mrs. Tjiam traveled to multiple countries in Western Europe and Asia and was amazingly fluent in Indonesian, Chinese, Dutch, and English. She is survived by her son Djie San...
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Catherine Gulden

February 4, 2017

Catherine Gulden passed away into the arms of Jesus on February 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm. Catherine who preferred to be called Cathy was a singer and song writer. She served the Lord through music for well over forty years singing in all types of venues. She also wrote poetry and short stories and ran a nutraceuticals business. She leaves behind her loving husband of fifty years, Robert Edward...
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Rosemary Ann Greenwell

February 1, 2017

Rosemary Ann Greenwell, most beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt, age 85, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Rosemary graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington. Rosemary worked for the Dupont/Merck Company as an executive secretary and administrative assistant. After she retired she continued to work at Boscov's well into her 70's. During her...
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Theodore W. Sifford, Jr.

January 30, 2017

The humorous Theodore W. Sifford, Jr., better known as "Ted" to his northern family and "June" to his southern family went home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2017. He was the eldest of three children to Theodore W. Sifford, Sr. and the late Essie M. Sifford of Granite Quarry, North Carolina and was born in the summer of 1952. Ted completed his early education in his home state of North...
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Albert Earle Snapp

January 21, 2017

Albert Earle Snapp, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 21, 2017. Earle, as he was called, was born in Chestertown, MD, in 1940 to Marguerite Melin Snapp and MAJ(CH) Albert M. B. Snapp. He was the youngest of five children and spent his childhood at various Army posts in the United States and Japan, before settling in Dover, DE. Earle was a 1958 graduate from Caesar...
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Tyler Hyland Marino-White

January 18, 2017

Tyler Hyland Marino-White, age 22, of Bear, DE, formerly of Elkton, MD passed away on January 18, 2017. He graduated from Bohemia Manor High School class of 2012. Tyler's enthusiasm for serving his country led him to enlist in the Delaware Army National Guard in August of 2011. He graduated basic training in 2012 and joined the 238th Aviation Regiment as a Blackhawk mechanic. In December of...
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Edwin "Bud" Carley

January 10, 2017

Edwin (Bud) Milo Carley of Chesapeake City, MD passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in the fall of 1930 in Stone Lake, WI. "Bud" was drafted into the Marine Corp in the winter of 1952 as a radio operator in the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1957. His career post military was based on being a heavy equipment...
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Thomas Woodrow Pollard, Sr.

December 31, 2016

Thomas Woodrow Pollard, Sr., age 71, of North East, MD, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday December 31, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Tom enjoyed spending time on his boat with his family. He loved fishing and crabbing with his children, family, and friends and enjoyed playing pool with friends. Tom had a great love of woodworking and was very proud of the wooden...
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Hazel Anna Winder

December 28, 2016

Mrs. Hazel Winder, age 93, of Newark passed away peacefully at home on December 28, 2016. She was born in Wilmington in1923 to Harry and Lillian Krauss and grew up in the Rockford Park area with her sisters Lillian and Emma. As a young woman, she was employed by Bancroft Mills. In 1948 she married Warren and started a family eventually moving to Claymont and residing there for over 20 years...
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Pat Keys

December 22, 2016

Pat Keys, 87, left his earthly home surrounded by family on December 22, 2016. Pat was the youngest of 10 children born to Sallie and Roy Keys of Sugar Grove, Virginia. He said he did not have a middle name because his mother ran out by the time she had him. He left the farm and joined the United States Air Force in 1947. He served four years overseas in Okinawa, Japan and Korea during the...
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James R. Hannum

December 21, 2016

James R. Hannum, age 58, of Bear, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2016 with his partner and soulmate by his side. Jimmy was born on June 12, 1958 in Wilmington, DE. Jimmy graduated from Chichester High School and Aston Vocational Technical School in 1976. Afterward, Jimmy served in the Army National Guard for 6 years as a Ballistics Machinist. He then worked for...
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Alice Helms

December 17, 2016

Alice Roberta Helms, age 83, of Newark, DE, formerly of Atlantic City, NJ, passed away on Saturday December 17, 2016 at Brandywine Nursing Home. Alice graduated from Atlantic City High School, while in high school she was a "Majorette" as a baton twirler and drumline. She attended Goldey-Beacom College. Alice worked as a receptionist at St. Francis Hospital and Governor Bacon Health...
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Edith A. Morgan

December 12, 2016

Edith A. Morgan, age 97, of Bear, DE, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday December 12, 2016 at Brackenville Center in Hockessin, DE. Edith graduated in 1938 from St. John's Catholic High School in Uniontown, PA. She worked for Diamond State Telephone Company as an operator and retired after 20 years of service. Edith was predeceased by Hugh E. Morgan, her husband of 51 years. ...
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Wayne J. Petrella, Sr.

December 11, 2016

Wayne J. Petrella, Sr., age 73, of Bear passed away on Sunday December 11, 2016 at home with his family. Wayne graduated from Temple Technical Institute in 1963. He also attended Drexel University. Mr. Petrella was a designer and engineer at several companies, including Kling-Linquist, United Engineers, Leonard Weger and Associates in Philadelphia, PA. Wayne also worked at Simon-Eastern and...
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Nancy Ann VanKouwenberg

December 6, 2016

Nancy Ann VanKouwenberg, age 71 of Middletown, DE, formerly of upstate New York, passed away on Tuesday December 6, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was a realtor and mother of three. She is survived by her husband Gordon VanKouwenberg, her daughters Lori Weinrick (Dwight) of Bear, Robin Jackson of Landenberg, her son Pete VanKouwenberg of St. Louis, grandchildren Jennifer Almoney,...
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Stephanie Trush Sclavos

November 20, 2016

Stephanie Trush Sclavos, age 89, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Stephanie, known to her family and friends as "Stell", was the daughter of the late Phillip Trush and Mary Malinowski Trush. Stephanie was a 1944 graduate of Chesapeake City High School. Upon graduating she worked at Dravo Shipyard as a clerk typist. From 1945 to 1954, she was employed at WiImington Auto Sales(now W. H....
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Nancy Helen Hutchison

November 15, 2016

Nancy Helen Hutchison, age 74 of Bear, DE died on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Newark, DE with her family by her side. Nancy attended the first class of Ogletown High School. She retired as the Founder and President of Moppy Cleaning Service. She was a former President and advocate of the Meadowview Community Crime Watch. Her favorite pastime was hunting for vintage pieces at flea markets,...
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Deborah Lee Linton

November 8, 2016

Deborah "Debbie" Lee Linton, age 69, of Newark died suddenly on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Christiana Hospital after a short illness. Debbie graduated from Conrad High School, Class of 1965. After graduating, she attended hair dressing school. She was a homemaker and mother to her 2 sons. She loved going to the beach and fishing with her boys. Debbie was preceded in death by her father...
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Charles Henry Bunting

November 6, 2016

Charles Henry Bunty, 93, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully on November 6, 2106 at Christiana Hospital. "Charlie" was born in Secane, PA to Emanuel and Ruth Bunty (nee Enniss) in 1922. He was the quarterback at Glen-Nor High School during the extraordinary 1940 season, where he led the team to an unprecedented victory – they were neither defeated, nor scored upon, nor tied. Following his 1941...
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Louis Henry Prange

October 31, 2016

Louis H. Prange passed away suddenly on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was 58 years old and a resident of Bear, Delaware. He was born in Queens, New York on May 3, 1958. He was the son of the late Frederick Prange and Eileen (Metzger) Prange. He is survived by his loving wife Luci (Naseef) Prange, daughter Jessica (Prange) Krissoff and husband Christopher Krissoff, son Ryan Prange and step...
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Lou Prange

October 31, 2016

Louis H. Prange passed away suddenly on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was 58 years old and a resident of Bear, Delaware. He was born in Queens, New York on May 3, 1958. He was the son of the late Frederick Prange and Eileen (Metzger) Prange. He is survived by his loving wife Luci (Naseef) Prange, daughter Jessica (Prange) Krissoff and husband Christopher Krissoff, son Ryan Prange and step-children...
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Frances M. Sammons

October 24, 2016

Frances Marie Sammons, (Franny), 76, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 in her home surrounded by family and friends after a short battle with stomach cancer. Franny was born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 23, 1939. She met her husband, Albert Sammons Sr. while working at Woolworths where he came in to order milkshakes from the girl with pretty blue eyes. Together they owned and operated...
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Louise Bain

October 21, 2016

Louise Bain passed away at her home on October 21, 2016 after a brief illness. Louise was born September 10, 1936 to the late Chester and Betty Brooks in Ingram, Kentucky. In 1956 she married Herlan Bain. Soon after they moved to Wilmington and later New Castle, DE where they would raise 3 children. Louise worked at General Motors and EDS for over 30 years. After retirement she enjoyed...
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Robert L. Bouwkamp, Jr.

October 20, 2016

Robert L. Bouwkamp, Jr., son of Robert and Loretta Bouwkamp, Sr., was a proud Delawarean, born in Wilmington. A 1979 graduate of Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, he served as a Loadmaster in the United States Air Force from 1980 – 1984 where he continued his education as he traveled all over the world. While in the service he met his future wife Rosie, a Jersey girl, the love of his...
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Addalean Rose Holley

October 11, 2016

Addalean R. Holley, age 68, of Smyrna, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away on Tuesday October 11, 2016. Addie graduated from Claymont High School in 1966. She was a homemaker and worked at the Red Clay School Cafeteria office from 1992 to 2007. She is predeceased by her father Les Gommer. Addalean is survived by her husband William Holley, her two sons William Jr., and Timothy ...
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Fred Guiliano

October 5, 2016

Fred Guiliano, age 73, of Bear Delaware, formerly of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Fred was born on June 29, 1943 in Jersey City, New Jersey, son of Josephine Mattoscio Guiliano and Samuel Guiliano. He graduated from Kennett High School in 1961 and went into the Air Force later that same year. He left the Air Force in...
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Robin Marie Varnes

October 4, 2016

Robin Marie Varnes, age 55, was called home on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 peacefully surrounded by her family after a brave battle against breast cancer. Robin's utmost happiness was her marriage to the love of her life, Ed, whom she cherished and nurtured for thirty six years. As devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Robin's greatest pride and joy was her nine children and six grandchildren....
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Mary McCoy

October 3, 2016

Mary Katherine McCoy, age 77, of Bear, DE, formerly of Carlisle, PA went to be with the Lord Monday October 3rd, 2016 surrounded by her family. Mary, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother raised six children who adored her. A homemaker, she enjoyed shopping, cooking, traveling, Bingo, but mostly spending time with the family she cherished. Mary is predeceased by her...
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Michael Wallace

September 29, 2016

Michael H Wallace Sr., age 52, of Marydel Delaware, Passed away September 29th 2016.. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday October 6th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy Newark DE 19702. Friends and family may call on for the visitation hour at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
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Kathleen Ringgold

September 20, 2016

Kathleen Marie Ringgold (Smith) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband, Ringo. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday September 28th, 2016 at 7 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, DE 19702. Friends and family may call on at 6 PM for the visitation hour at the funeral home. The Burial Service will be held Thursday...
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Richard J. "Rich" Lemieux

September 6, 2016

Richard J. Lemieux, age 57, of Hartly, DE and Delaware resident of 30 years, passed away suddenly at his home Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born September 5, 1959 in Norwich, Connecticut, Rich was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret (Bracci) Lemieux, father, Richard E. Lemieux, and his niece, Kelli Lemieux. He is survived by his son, Christopher and daughter, Danielle. He is also...
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Madeline Schiano

September 5, 2016

Madeline Schiano (Macaluso), age 87 of Newark, Delaware, formerly of Wayne, New Jersey died on September 5, 2016 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Madeline graduated from Lodi High School in 1947. She worked as a crossing guard for Wayne Township, New Jersey for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Passaic County Fireman's Auxiliary, the Calvary Assembly, Little Falls, New Jersey, and the Delaware...
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Thomas Joseph Pont

September 5, 2016

Thomas Joseph Pont, age 74, of Bear, Delaware, formerly of Stonington, CT, died on Monday September 5th, 2016. Thomas graduated Stonington High School in 1960. He worked for over 35 years as a pipefitter and welder along the East coast. Mr. Pont learned his trade with General Dynamics as a young man and soon joined various Pipefitter/Welder Unions. Thomas specialized in nuclear pipefitting....
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Tamara L Young

September 4, 2016

Tammy L. Young age 47 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of September 4, 2016. Tammy was born in New Castle and raised by her mother Mildred in the Wilmington Manor Gardens community. After completing high school, she went on to work for Wilmington Trust in the trust operations area, and most recently served in the Hospitality Ministry at Cornerstone Church. Tammy...
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Jean T. Boney

September 1, 2016

Jean T. Boney, age 76, of Newark, DE formerly of LaFollette, TN died on Thursday September 1st, 2016 peacefully at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Jean enjoyed her life as a homemaker and spending time with her 9 grandchildren. She also enjoyed decorating her home and planting flowers in her garden. Mrs. Boney is predeceased by her father Ira Smith, mother Hassie Dossett,...
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"Mama" Jean McDonald

August 19, 2016

Jean J. McDonald, RPN, age 88, of Newark, DE, formerly of Bronx, NY, died on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Parkview Nursing Center in Wilmington, DE. Jean received her education and training as a Registered Professional Nurse at New York Hospital (Cert.: Hemodialysis Technician, 1970, Cert.: Surgical Technician, 1972), Bronx Community College (AAS: Nursing, 1975), and Mercy College (BS:...
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George Paul Barone

August 10, 2016

George P. Barone, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, with his family and loving friends by his side, after a wonderful and full life of 93 years. Born in 1922 to loving parents, Anthony and Lena Barone, George resided as a young man with his family on Madison Street in Wilmington, DE and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. After graduation from...
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William A McEachen, Jr.

August 9, 2016

William A. McEachen Jr., age 77, formerly of Port Huron, MI died Tuesday August 9th, 2016 at home. Born 1939 to the late William and Dorothy (Papineau) McEachen. Married Margaret Crooker on 8-15-61 on Loring AFB where he served with the 42nd Bomb Wing of the Strategic Air Command. Bill worked several years part-time on the technical staff of radio stations WNRK & WAMS. He retired from...
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Linda Jo Cornell

August 8, 2016

Linda Jo Cornell, age 70, of Elkton, MD died on August 8, 2016. Linda attended Newark High School and was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening and loved playing with her pets. Linda is predeceased by her loving husband, Norris P. Cornell, Sr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and William Hammond of Newark....
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Joseph "Ray" Mahoney

August 1, 2016

Joseph "Ray" Mahoney, 86, of Newark, DE died peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Season's Hospice. Mr. Mahoney served 4 yrs. in the US Naval Reserve and 4 yrs. in the US Air Force. Mr. Mahoney, a Laboratory Technician at the Refinery in Delaware City retired after 40 yrs. He was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Barbara E. Mahoney. He is survived by his sons, Michael S. of...
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Joseph Cunane, Jr.

July 23, 2016

Joseph Cunane, businessman, entrepreneur, mentor, husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and distinguished gentleman ascended into heaven on his 74th birthday surrounded by his family at his cherished home in Newark, DE after a brief illness. Joseph was born in Wilmington, DE and attended Newark High School. After working numerous jobs starting at age 12, he and his lifelong partner...
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Janice E Denning

July 14, 2016

Janice E. Denning, age 76, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital. Janice was a teacher in the Brandywine School District for 30 years. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Wilmington University. She loved bowling and was a lifetime member of the Delaware Women's Bowling Association, and at one time was its President. Janice was also a member of...
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Philip R. Hastings

July 1, 2016

Philip Raymond Hastings, age 54, of Bear, DE, formerly of West Springfield, MA passed away on July 1, 2016 in Bear, DE. Philip graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1979. He served in the United States Navy, where he was Honorably Discharged. He was an Information Technology Manager at PSE&G. Philip is survived by his wife, Susan and his sons, Phil and Thomas of Bear, DE; his...
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Dolores Mae Arpino

June 27, 2016

Dolores Arpino, born in Philadelphia on May 28, 1928, passed away peacefully in her home near Cooch's Bridge in Newark, Delaware on June 27, 2016 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, and is survived by her children, Shelley Flickinger (John) of Middletown, DE, Dorie Swartout (Dave) of Hockessin, DE, Jamie Arpino (Jackie) also of Middletown, DE; her grandchildren...
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Ronald William Hickey

June 22, 2016

Ronald Hickey, of Bear, Delaware, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, surrounded by his loving family, after battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. CW4 Ronald Hickey served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he served numerous tours. He was highly decorated and received numerous awards including the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and many others. ...
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Gene Broderick

June 19, 2016

Gene Broderick passed away recently at age 69 after a long battle with illness. She was born Gene LeCompte in Philadelphia to her mother Gene August and her father Robert. She graduated from Delhaas High School in Bristol PA., and over her full life, she traveled to many places, waited tables, worked at a carnival, clerked at a record store, played in folk bands, saw pretty much every great rock...
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Ruth J Yaccarino

June 13, 2016

Ruth J. "Jackie" Yaccarino, age 81, of New Castle, DE died on June 13, 2016 at her residence. A graduate of Wilmington High School. Jackie was also employed for 27 years at Christiana Care. She often enjoyed reading and doing puzzles. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Hargesheimer and Mildred Burris, her ex-husbands Harry Kettner, Sr. and Peter Yaccarino, and sons, Joseph...
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James Sanford Dickey

June 4, 2016

James Sanford Dickey, age 69, of Bear, Delaware died on Saturday June 4th, 2016. James, also known as "Sandy", was born in the Borough of Manhattan, New York. He was the son of the late James Hayer Dickey and Evelyn Sanford Dickey. He received his early education in East Williston School District and graduated from The Wheatley School (High School) class of 1965 in New York. James...
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Edward M Wilberg, Sr.

May 27, 2016

Edward M Wilberg , Sr. 76 of Newark, Delaware went to be with the Lord May 27, 2016 after a long fight with cancer. Born February 28, 1940 in NYC, son of Edward and Mary Wilberg. He resided in Westfield, NY until he joined the U.S.A.F and worked as an airplane mechanic. He retired from the DuPont Company where he was employed as a millwright. Ed and Carol attended Fairwinds Baptist ...
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Elizabeth G. Stewart

May 24, 2016

Elizabeth Stewart, age 90, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Hospice, St Francis Hospital. Elizabeth attended PS DuPont High School. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her Master's Degree + 30 from Temple University. Elizabeth was a physical education and health teacher at Mount Pleasant Junior...
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Barbara W Nichols

May 3, 2016

BARBARA W. NICHOLS (Perkins), 88 went to be with the Lord peacefully with family and friends at her side Tuesday, May 3, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, GA. Barbara grew up in Wilmington DE, graduated from PS DuPont High School, where she was president of the Girls Leader Corps; she married and settled in Newark. Barbara's life was a study in faith, family and service to Our Lord Jesus Christ. ...
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Raymond Lee Holder, Jr.

April 23, 2016

Raymond Lee Holder, Jr., age 91, of Newark formerly of Dansville, VA died on Saturday April 23rd, 2016. Ray served in the Navy for six years, during which he was stationed in Hawaii and fought in the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Holder served on the Ward and Wilson destroyers during World War II. Ray served in the Civil Air Patrol as a lieutenant colonel for 25 years. Ray worked for Delmarva...
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Laurence Robert McElwee

April 19, 2016

Laurence Robert McElwee, age 74, of Bear, died on Tuesday April 19th, 2016 at his home. Laurence received his GED while serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a Mill Wright for Boeing for 42 years. Recently, he worked part time at the YMCA, he also enjoyed fishing and working outside on his lawn and flower garden. Laurence cherished spending time with his family. Laurence is survived by...
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Martha J George

April 14, 2016

Martha J. George (Judy) (Nee Marshall), age 92. Born in Claymont, DE, the daughter of the late Dorsey J. Marshall and Minnie N. Marshall. Died April 14, 2016. Wife of the late Edwin T. (Tom) George. Mother of two children, Darlene Delany (Hank), of Media, PA and J. Paulette Walcome of Newark, DE. Stepmother to Richard C. Moore, of Waldorf, MD. Gammy to Chip Dunmon, Bob Walcome,...
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William "Pop" Henry Allen

April 14, 2016

William "Pop" Henry Allen, of North East, MD, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the age of 91. He went to join his wife of 67 years, Norma Alberta Allen, who left this world in January, and will now be forever together. He also goes to join his daughter, Deborah Slaughter, who went before him six years ago. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his sons, William...
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Clarence Jesse Carney

April 13, 2016

Clarence Jesse Carney, age 72 of Bear, DE, died April 13, 2016 at home. Jesse, was a graduate of Carson Long Military Academy. He attended Wesley College, Dover, DE, and he served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Masonic Unity Lodge # 32 A.F.& A.M. Newport, DE. Jesse is survived by his loving wife, Patricia L. Carney, his sister, Beverly C. Hughes (Paul), his brother in...
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Julian Alton Hampton, Jr.

April 12, 2016

J. Alton Hampton, age 80, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 . He was born in Wilson, North Carolina, but spent most of his life in Newark, Delaware. Al was a devoted husband to his wife, Elaine Kessel Hampton, for 56 years and a loving and supportive father to their son, Scott Allen Hampton, currently a missionary serving in Tanzania, East Africa with his wife, Susie Entwistle...
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Jean Ann Harris

April 7, 2016

Jean Ann Harris (née Effingham) died peacefully in her home on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Bear, Delaware at the age of 73. She was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Paul and Regina Conway Effingham. She married Walter C. Harris on November 9, 1963, and had one daughter, Wendy Ann. After moving to Delaware, she began working for the Christina School District, from which she later retired. ...
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Rita May Delaney

April 3, 2016

Rita May Delaney (Johnson), age 87, of Wilmington Delaware, died on April 3rd, 2016. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and reading biographies at the public library. Rita was preceded in death by her youngest son Christopher of Wisconsin. Mrs. Delaney is survived by her two children, her daughter Donna (Bob) Ponik of Milwaukee, WI. Her son Donald Delaney of West Deptford, NJ....
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William E McLaughlin

April 1, 2016

William E. McLaughlin Sr., 75, of Newark, DE once again found his thrill on Blueberry Hill after passing away peaceful at his home on April 1st (No Fooling!!). He was a loyal husband for 50 years to Maria (Manucci) McLaughlin, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted father and loving grand and great-grand father. Bill grew up in Wilmington, DE, enjoying his younger years hanging out on ...
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Alfred A Davis

March 31, 2016

Alfred Davis, of Bear DE, passed away at his home on March 31, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a graduate of Wilmington High school class of 1950. In his early years he was an employee of the DuPont Company, then went on as proprietor of Tybout's Corner Gulf station before working at Formosa Plastics in Delaware city until his retirement. He had a lifelong...
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Thelma Louise Antal

March 31, 2016

Thelma Louise Antal, 90, of Bear, Delaware passed away early in the morning of March 31st, 2016. Thelma graduated Claymont High School in 1943. She was a cheerleader and especially enjoyed the football and basketball games. Her favorite classes in high school were typing, bookkeeping, and anything related to becoming a secretary. She also enjoyed singing and she sang on every occasion that...
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William B Buckworth III

March 25, 2016

William Buchanan Buckworth III age 48 of Newark, Delaware passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on his birthday March 25, 2016. Bill was born in Wilmington Delaware to William B Buckworth Jr and Mary F Nowak. Bill attended Willoughby South High School and then later went on to work at Red Clay School District as Chief II at Linden Hill Elementary School. Bill was an avid motorcyclist, he...
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Laura Helen Williams

March 12, 2016

Laura Helen Treleaven Williams, age 95, of Brandon, Florida, formerly of Wilmington passed away March 12, 2016. Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, L. Wilmer Williams. She was born in the fall of 1920 in Richford, New York and was an Executive Secretary for Hercules, Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 1982. She worked in the Synthetics Department for 10 years before taking a 10 year break to...
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Paul M Eiermann

March 11, 2016

Paul M. Eiermann, age 58, passed away on Friday March 11, 2016. Paul was born in Mount Kisko New York, spending his later adulthood in Delaware. He was the son of the late Erwin M. and Winnifred (Clark) Eiermann. Paul worked for the City of New York, Lowe's Home Improvement, and owned his own business as a landscape architect. Paul found great joy in collecting Lionel Trains and...
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Sandra R DuHadaway

November 25, 1948 - March 8, 2016

Sandra R. DuHadaway, of Bear, DE peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Sandi was born in Wilmington on November 25, 1948, daughter of the late Kenneth and Doris Richardson. She earned a degree in Accounting, with honors, from Goldey Beacom College. She always enjoyed her time with family as well as the three B's; the beach, a book and a beer. ...
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Daniel J Maccari

March 7, 2016

Daniel J. Maccari, age 59, of Bear, DE passed away on Monday March 7th, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Dan was a 40 year member of Local 313. He was a passionate dog lover and enjoyed nothing more than a glass of wine and his Rottweiler Ernie. An avid cyclist Dan participated in the "Bike to the Bay" annual event. When Dan wasn't in Bear, he spent his free time at Dewey Beach...
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Josephine Thomas

February 15, 2016

Josephine Thomas (1930-2016) Josie, 85, passed away on February 15 in Bear, DE, in the presence of her immediate family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, graduating from Kelly High School. She spent her adult life in Chicago, Bradenton, FL and Bear, DE. Josie worked for and retired from Sears Roebuck & Co., and volunteered for Blake Hospital in Bradenton, FL. Josephine recently...
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Frances Tortorella

February 14, 2016

Frances Tortorella, age 92, of Newark passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. She was a loving mother of four children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Frances is predeceased by her spouse Michael Tortorella and her daughter Patricia Decarlo. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Britton (Wray) of Newark, son Joe Tortorella of Bear, daughter Antoinette of Newark....
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Nickolaus A Muller

February 1, 2016

Nickolaus A. Muller, 72, of Newark, passed away suddenly on February 1st, 2016. Nick was born in Binghamton, New York, graduated from Binghamton North High School in 1961. He moved to Newark, DE in 1963 where he was employed by American Engineering and later Hercules, which later became Himont & Basell. He retired after 35 years of dedicated service. Nick was a member of Ducks Unlimited...
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Norma Alberta Allen

January 30, 2016

Norma Alberta Allen, age 84, of North East, Maryland died on Saturday January 30th, 2016. Norma is predeceased by her daughter Deborah Slaughter. Norma is survived by her husband William Allen of North East, MD, sons William Allen the fifth (Robin) of New Castle, DE, Dennis Allen (Emily Smith) of North East, MD, Chris Allen (Betsy Caron) of Elkton, MD, Terry Allen (Jackie) of Middletown,...
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Debra Lynn Allison

January 7, 2016

Debra Lynn Allison (Diduch) "Debbie", age 49, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 7, 2016 after her courageous battle with cancer. A New Castle, Delaware resident born in Chester, PA on October 17, 1966. She was a 1984 graduate of Chichester High School. Formerly employed by Scott Paper Company, Southco and was most recently employed by Siemens Medical...
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