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Our Obituaries

Fred Eugene Sheets

November 2, 2017

Fred Eugene Sheets, age 83, of Bear, DE passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was a hard-working man who retired after 38 years from General Motors in 1993. Fred loved working on cars and during his free time was an avid sports fan. Fred loved watching football at all levels and played during High School. He spent most of his free time coaching or...
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Roy "Junior" Atkins, Jr.

October 31, 2017

Roy "Junior" Atkins, age 72, of Bear, DE died on October 31, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Junior is survived by his wife Sue of 52 years; three sons, Scott Atkins and his wife Debbie of Elkton, MD, Gary Atkins of Bear, DE, and James "Sonny" Atkins and his wife Genae of Newark, DE; four loving grandchildren, one great grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family. ...
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Fletcher Carl Truitt, Jr.

October 16, 2017

Fletcher C. Truitt, Jr., age 77, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Fletcher graduated from Newark High School, class of 1958. He was employed for over 28 years as a chemical operator, material handler, and fork-lift driver at ICI Americas, Atlas Point Plant, as well as, a member of the Iron Workers Union. He was a member of...
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Kenneth Frost

October 12, 2017

Kenneth D. Frost, Jr. 68, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. He was born July 11, 1949, in Darby Pennsylvania, to the late Kenneth D. and Marie DeLuzio Frost. Kenneth is a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War where he was stationed on the USS Hancock. Upon the completion of his naval service, Kenneth served in the National Guard for 10 years. Following his military Career, he...
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Stephen E. Wescott

September 23, 2017

Stephen E. Wescott, age 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, September 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife, Linda of 46 years and his family at the Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital. Steve proudly enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 and served in Vietnam. He later joined the Delaware Air National Guard and served in Desert Storm in 1991. He was employed at the...
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Gregory J. Kuchak

September 17, 2017

Gregory J. Kuchak, age 70, of Newark, DE, formerly of Gouldsboro, PA, died at home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Greg graduated from Mt. Pocono High School in 1964, The University of Scranton in 1968, and Officer Candidate School becoming a first Lieutenant in the United States Army. He worked as an account manager and senior systems engineer for Electronic...
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Mary Lloyd-Earl

September 16, 2017

Mary Lloyd-Earl of Newark, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on September 15, 2017. Mrs. Earl was born in Earleville, MD on November 19, 1939 to the late George V. and Mary E. Schrader. She retired from Avon Products in 2005 and was also proud to have been a million dollar sales representative. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Earl was preceded in death by her loving...
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Thomas John Hannon, Sr.

September 1, 2017

Thomas John Hannon, Sr. died early in the morning on Friday, September 1, 2017, while surrounded by his family at Christiana Hospital. Corporal Hannon's death was the result of medical complications, stemming from a leg injury he suffered in the line of duty in 2012. Corporal Hannon was 42 years old and served with the Dover Police Department since 2005. During his time with the Dover Police...
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David John Janowski

August 28, 2017

David Janowski Died August 28, 2017 David Janowski, "Davey J.," will be missed by all who love him, including his loving wife Joanne, mother Marie, twin brother Derek, sister-in-law Kathy, nephew Ryan, niece Kennedy, as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including his constant companion, Charlie. Davey J. was preceded in death and greeted at the gates of heaven by his...
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Helen Kellagher

August 24, 2017

Helen M. Kellagher, age 91, of Newark, DE, formerly of Lewes, DE and Debary, FL, died on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Millcroft Nursing Home. Helen was born in 1926 to John and Mary Gushen and raised in Fountain Springs, PA. She attended Butler High School. In 1948, she married William M. Kellagher and in 1956 they moved to Delaware where they raised their family. She retired from the University...
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Sharon McCain

August 13, 2017

Sharon McCain (nee McKinstry), 80, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Sharon was born in Iowa, to Jay McKinstry and Elfreida McHaffie. After obtaining a degree in Business Administration at Iowa State University, she moved to Delaware, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Sharon obtained a Master's degree in Child Development from the University of Delaware...
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Gertrude Mathilde Rosemary

August 11, 2017

Gertrude M. Rosemary, 89, of Harrington, DE passed away August 11, 2017 at Milford Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Medical Center. A native to Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Casimer and Agnes (Tribull) Rosemary and moved to Delaware with her family where she became a lifelong resident. She retired in 1988 from Bell Atlantic Telephone Company. Gertrude enjoyed fishing and crabbing...
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Elbert Lee Willoughby

August 9, 2017

Elbert Lee Willoughby, age 85, of Bear, DE passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Al proudly served in the US Army in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. Upon returning home Elbert worked at the General Motors Plant in Wilmington, DE for 34 years. He retired in 1987 and was a proud member of the UAW Local 435. In his free time, Elbert enjoyed tinkering with tractors,...
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Virginia D. Burns

August 5, 2017

Virginia D. (Best) Burns, 97, of Bear, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home on August 5, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family and friends. Virginia was a hardworking woman of faith who lived righteously and cared deeply for her family and friends. Never having compromised her own values, those who knew her strived to be better people. Her home was a haven for countless loved ones in need of...
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Josephine "Jo-Ell" Malloy

July 25, 2017

Josephine "Jo-Ell" (Unruh) Malloy, age 74 of Bear, DE passed away July 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving children after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Jo-Ell was a graduate of Middletown High School, class of 1960. She started her career at the University of Delaware, January 7, 1970. She was a key person in both the Census and Data System and later in the Center of...
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Edward A. Baker, Jr.

July 24, 2017

Edward A. Baker, Jr. of Bear, DE, in his 100th year, went to Heaven to rejoin his loving wife, Jennie. One of nine children, he was born on December 17, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY, to Edward and Ethel Baker. As a young man, he was proud to have been an usher at Radio City Music Hall, until serving in World War II as a medic aboard the Hospital Ship John J. Meany in the European theater. He made several...
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Brad J. Duval

July 18, 2017

Bradley J. Duval, age 50, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. Brad graduated from William Penn High School class of 1984. He became a Journeyman Carpenter from New Castle County Vocational Tech. School. Brad worked for R.C. Peoples as a carpenter for over 20 years. Brad's relationship with his employer was more of a family bond and the homeowners...
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John Joseph Lynch, Jr.

July 4, 2017

John J. Lynch Jr, 61, of Newark, DE formerly of Delaware County, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. John was born to Gertrude (Grover) and John J. Lynch, Sr. in Philadelphia, PA. John attended elementary school at Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Alice Schools, and Monsignor Bonner High School. Over the years, he nurtured several close friendships, many from his childhood. For 21 years,...
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Elizabeth Irene Borst

June 24, 2017

Elizabeth (Pitman) Borst, age 83, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home. Libby was a lifelong homemaker and her greatest joy came from spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Libby was an avid softball player, bowler and enjoyed camping, crocheting and cooking. Planning a backyard cookout was her specialty. Her...
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Shirley Faye Green

June 19, 2017

Shirley Faye Green of Newark, Delaware, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, surrounded by her children in the Christiana Hospital. Shirley was born in Missouri to the late Eugene Oliver Pruett and Edith McKissick, the eldest of four children. Shirley graduated in 1948 from Mitchell High School, Indiana and moved to Detroit, MI where she would meet and marry the love of her life, Floyd Lawson Green...
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Randall Lee Fox

June 18, 2017

Randall Lee Fox, age 55, of Bear Delaware died on June 18, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital. He was predeceased by his mother Norma "Jean" Flowers. Survivors include I-Li Fox, his loving wife of 27 years, daughter Kattie Fox of Bear, Delaware, aunt and uncle Freda and John Pittam, uncle and aunt Rob and Janet Hinkle and brother Ronald Fox. Randall lived life to the fullest and always said ...
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Peter James Wende

June 14, 2017

Peter J. Wende, 71, of Bear, Delaware and formerly of Buffalo, New York passed away at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on Wednesday June 14, 2017. He graduated from Clarence Central High School in 1963 and attended Parsons College in Iowa. Peter served with the Navy Seabees from 1967 – 1968, during which time he spent 9 months in Chulia, Vietnam. He worked for Texaco from 1968 –...
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Carmen Jon Bernardo

June 14, 2017

Carmen J. Bernardo, age 49, of Glasgow, DE passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1986 and earned an associate's degree in Computer Science from Delaware Technical Community College in 2000. Carmen was an avid reader, especially world history. He was a self-taught cartoonist and would draw a caricature of himself on the cards...
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James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr.

June 9, 2017

James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr, 85, died peacefully on June 9, 2017 at Regal Heights in Hockessin, DE. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Bettye Oliver Scarbrough, daughters Rhonda (Jacob) Mullins of Newark, DE, Johnnie (Allen) Groves of Maryville TN, Doni (David) Jordan of Columbia, SC and son, James (Tori) Scarbrough, Jr. of Newark, DE and grandchildren, Lenora Spence, Heather Groves,...
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James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr.

June 9, 2017

James C. Scarbrough, Sr., passed away at Regal Heights on Friday June 9, 2017. A full obituary will follow shortly.
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Karen Margrethe Barker

June 8, 2017

Karen Margrethe Barker, died at the Kutz Home on June 8, 2017. There are no services planned at this time.
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Alexander J. LeDoux

May 31, 2017

Alexander John LeDoux, 79 of Newark, Delaware died at home on May 31, 2017. There are no services planned at this time.
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Vance F. Bowers, Jr.

May 24, 2017

Vance F. Bowers, Jr., age 66 of Bear, DE died at his home on Wednesday May 24, 2017. Vance attended Oxford area schools and graduated with a B.A. from Lincoln University in 1973. He worked for the Federal Government in the 1970's. Vance worked for Herr's Foods for the past 34 years, in the sales department as a District Manager and finally working as a Reset Specialist. Vance was...
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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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