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Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need;
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Preserve longstanding traditions and customs
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Our Obituaries

"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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Gordon Allen Richardson

January 6, 2016

Gordon Allen Richardson passed away on January 6th, 2016. He spent his early years in Greenwich, NJ. He then moved to Delaware where he graduated from AI DuPont High School. Gordon received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Delaware. He earned an MBA from California State Hayward and his CPA in 1985. He worked for many years at Mumford and Miller as a controller until...
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Marjorie Elizabeth Grotz

July 12, 1917 - January 6, 2016

Marjorie was born on July 12, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware as the youngest of five children of George and Margaret Grotz. Marjorie passed into eternal rest on January 6, 2016 while under the loving care of the dedicated caregivers at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington. Marjorie is survived by her nephews George Grotz (Monika) of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and their three children Erik,...
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Deborah A Selfridge

December 26, 1968 - December 30, 2015

Deborah Ann DeMarco Selfridge of Newark, DE peacefully passed away on December 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her brother Vincent DeMarco and her mother Elizabeth Lamond. Debbie is survived by her husband Andy, daughter Britney, sister and brother-in-law Paula and Joe Lizzi, nephew Joey Lizzi, niece Kristen DeMarco and her father Joseph DeMarco. Debbie was born on December 26, 1968 in...
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Exie "Ann" Covey

December 22, 2015

Exie "Ann" Covey, age 91, passed away on Dec. 22nd in Aston, PA. She lived in the Newark area for 58 years prior. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Covey. She is survived by her 2 sons, Bryan and Rodney, and their wives, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, all of whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed church, country music, cooking, camping and...
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Ann Faith Cool

December 21, 2015

Surrounded by family and at the age of 80, Ann Faith Cool, went home to the loving embrace of our Lord, on December 21, 2015. She passed away after a long and courageous battle with ALS at home in Bear, DE. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a "Special Friend." Ann was born in Hot Springs, Virginia in 1935, to the late Ernest and Alice Hicks, and, late step...
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Louise Thompson

December 20, 2015

Louise Thompson, "Mary Louise," age 56, of Bear, DE formerly of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice, on December 20, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. The youngest daughter of predeceased Thomas and Louise Rodgers (Purnell); Mary Louise attended St. Marks High School as well as William Penn High School and graduated from Delaware Beauty College in 1977...
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Richard Frederick Duncan

December 17, 2015

Richard F. Duncan (Dick) (Pop Pop) Age 103, of Port Penn, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Richard was born in Craig County Oklahoma in 1912. He would always say he was born the day the Titanic sunk. He was one of 6 children to the late Frederick and Daisy Duncan....
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Steven Mark Messick

December 8, 2015

Steven Mark Messick, age 56, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Christiana Hospital ICU. Steven graduated from Glasgow High School in 1978. After graduating Steven joined the Army and proudly served from 1979 to 1985. Steven was employed at Harvey & Harvey from 1986 to 2003, he then went to Harvey Mack from 2003 to 2015. Steven was a senior diesel mechanic and he was a...
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Elliott G Hartmann

November 29, 2015

Elliott G Hartmann of Newark, DE left us unexpectedly on November 29th, 2015 while visiting in Los Angeles , CA. Born summer of 1990, Elliott graduated from Newark High School in 2008 and was presently enrolled in University of Delaware. Welcomed like a wild trumpet solo, Elliott's voracity for life was played in his own signature time. He energized us to dance, laugh, and love. Elliott's...
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Joilyn Marie Snapp

November 28, 2015

Joilyn Marie Snapp, 47, passed away on the 28th of November, 2015 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. She was born in 1968 in Wilmington, Delaware to Albert Earle Snapp and Shirley Ann Snapp. Joilyn grew up in Newark and Townsend, Delaware. She loved music and the Holiday Season. Joilyn was associated with Easter Seals throughout her adult life, retiring in the summer of 2014. ...
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John D Boyd

November 27, 2015

John D. Boyd, age 52, of Newark, DE, formerly of Upper Darby, PA died on Friday, November 27, 2015 at home. John attended St. Curil of Alexandria, and graduated from Upper Darby High School, class of 1981. He graduated from R.E.T.S. and Immaculata College. He was a Quality Engineer and Buyer for M.E.I. in West Chester, PA, from 1984 until 2014. He was a devoted Philadelphia sports fan...
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Anna Barbara Kennedy

November 16, 2015

Barbara (Anna) Kennedy, was born in 1948 and left us on Monday, November 16, 2015. Barbara retired from Avon Products in Newark, Delaware, retiring in 2001, after 31 years of service. Barbara spent her adult life with her husband, children & spouses, and grandchildren racing boats. She drove in the 145 cu in class and then went on to race in the Jersey Speed Skiff class as a riding...
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Paul T Donohue

November 15, 2015

Paul T. Donohue, age 77, of Newark, DE, died on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Churchman Village. Paul was a firefighter with the Wilmington Fire Department, retiring after 20 years of service. He served in the United States Army as an M.P. He was predeceased by his first wife, Caroline, his parents, Jerome and Emily, his sister, Marie Eskridge, his brothers Jerome, and Edmond. Paul is...
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James Nelson "Captain" Stewart

November 2, 2015

James Nelson Stewart aka "Captain", age 66, of Newark, died on Monday Nov. 2, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. James graduated from Middletown High School class of 1967. "Captain" was a truck driver for most of his life. He served in the Army during Vietnam from 1968 thru 1971 and was awarded a Purple Heart. His big heart and generosity were staple qualities in his everyday life. ...
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Jeannette Y Field

October 29, 2015

Jeannette Y. Field, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Newark, DE died on October 29, 2015 at Kentmere Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, Wilmington, DE. Jeannette graduated from Reading High School in 1939. She was a homemaker until 1963 when she was employed by the University of Delaware as a secretary and an administrative assistant, retiring in 1985. Jeannette was a member of...
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Chyong Chang

October 27, 2015


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Thomas Howard Gorman

October 26, 2015

Thomas H. Gorman, age 83, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Newark, DE, died on October 26, 2015. Mr. Gorman worked for Boeing as an airplane mechanic. He served in the Air Force and Air National Guard. Thomas is predeceased by his wife Alice Reed Gorman (1997) Mr. Gorman is survived by his son Michael T. Gorman of Sylocoga, Alabama, daughters Sandra L. Coleman of Glasgow and Katherine J....
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Lourdes G Esteban

October 19, 2015

Lourdes G. Esteban of Bear, DE, passed away on October 19, 2015 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Lourdes was born in Manila, Philippines in 1924. She earned a medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 1951. She started with Pediatrics and was part of the WHO vaccination team which treated children in the rural farm lands of Negros, Philippines. In 1968, she furthered her studies by...
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Deborah Harrington Dalfovo

October 18, 2015

Deborah Harrington Dalfovo died peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Deborah's favorite motto for life was, "Bloom where you are planted," and bloom she certainly did. She was born in 1949 to Jane and Joseph Harrington in Kingston, Pennsylvania. After moving to Delaware with her family, Deborah graduated from Christiana High School in 1967. She then graduated from the University of Delaware...
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Wilbur Brooks Bigelow

October 16, 2015

Dr. Wilbur Brooks Bigelow, age 73, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2015 in Indiana, where he had lived and taught for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Newell and Elizabeth Bigelow. He is survived by his sister Barbara Sheridan and her husband John Sheridan and their two sons. He was proud of his nephews, Daniel Sheridan (Katie Messner) and Timothy Sheridan and great...
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Roger L Gardner

October 15, 2015

Roger L. Gardner of Jennersville, PA passed away on Thursday October 15 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was 68 years of age. Roger was born in Lewistown, PA on March 8, 1947 to Isabella M. (Eby) Gardner and the late Eslie W. Gardner. He graduated from Brown VoTech High School and received an associate's degree in mechanical engineering from Del Tech Community College. He...
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Alfred Louis Paolozzi

October 4, 2015

Alfred Paolozzi, age 66 passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2015. To those lucky enough to know Al know how he touched each person in the most unique way. His unwavering humor, love for his family, and love/hate relationship for Philly sports teams was unmatched. Known by his loved ones as "Poppy", he was a friend, a father, the man you would lean against. To say he will be missed is truly...
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Randolph Thomas Lane

October 2, 2015

Randolph Thomas Lane, age, 28, of Newark, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, October 2, 2015. Randy was born in Wilmington, DE, where he graduated in 2005 from Howard High School of Technology. He was employed at Burris Logistics as a warehouse selector. Randy enjoyed his job and everyone he worked with and will be greatly missed. Before working at Burris Logistics, Randy worked at Home...
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Rebecca Jane Buckson

September 26, 2015

Rebecca Jane Buckson, age 64, of Bear, Delaware formerly of Newark, DE passed away on September 26th, 2015. She graduated from Newark High School in 1968 and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware. Becky was a loving, kind, compassionate, and very giving person. She always had a contagious smile and was ever adventurous. Becky worked for different food services throughout...
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Selton Farmer, Sr.

September 25, 2015


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Matilda "Toole" Robinson

September 12, 2015

Matilda "Tillie" Robinson, age 90, of Bear, DE passed away quietly on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at home. Daughter of Gertrude and Walter Knepper, she was born in Beaver Meadows, PA. Tillie was married to her loving husband, Bill, for 45 years. She is a graduate of Monmouth University, NJ and was an elementary teacher in Middletown Township, NJ. She was a member of the Bethesda United...
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Agatha Jeanette Heagy

September 11, 2015

Five days before her 81st birthday on September 11th, 2015 Agatha Jeanette Heagy suddenly passed away surrounded by her family at Christiana Hospital. Born on September 16, 1934 in Fabius, NY to Fred Fuller and Mary Agnes Jacoby, she was a resident of Bear, DE for most of her life. After graduating from Fabius High School, she put herself through Beauty School in Buffalo, NY. Soon after starting...
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George A Kammerer, Jr

August 23, 2015

George A. Kammerer, Jr. of Bear, DE passed away on Sunday August 23, 2015. George was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, and was the son of George A. and Mildred D. Kammerer. He attended the Elizabeth area schools and the Rutgers College of Engineering in New Brunswick, NJ. He served in the Navy during World War II and was actively involved with the North Atlantic convoy operations. He...
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Jacqueline Fortenbacher

August 15, 2015

Jacqueline Fortenbacher, of Smyrna, Delaware passed away on August 15th, 2015. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1973. Jacqueline worked as a paralegal at various law firms in the Tristate area. Mrs. Fortenbacher is predeceased by her husband Fred Fortenbacher. Jacqueline is survived by her daughter Leslie McKeen of Baltimore, Maryland, son Jeffrey McCann of Georgetown,...
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Mary Lou McDermott

August 9, 2015

Mary Lou McDermott, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. As a resident of Newark, Mary attended Newark High School, was a former manager of the Newark Cinema Center and served as a member of the Altar Society at Holy Family Church. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. McDermott, Sr. Mary is survived by sons, Edward F. McDermott...
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Julie L Hess

August 5, 2015


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Shirley M Stumbers

August 5, 2015

Shirley M Stumbers, wife of the late William E Stumbers, passed away on August 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was two weeks shy of her 84th birthday. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her mother, Winifred, her father Henry, and her sons, John and Ricky. She will be dearly missed by her son Stanley and his wife Candy, son Ronald, daughter Darlene "Blue" Duncan,...
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Dennis John Rozman

July 15, 2015

Dennis John Rozman, age 60, of Newark, DE, formerly of Pine Street, Darby, PA, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Dennis graduated from Salesianum High School in 1972 and he attended University of Delaware for two years. Mr. Rozman worked as a sales clerk and sales manager for Pathmark from 1970 to 2011. He is survived by his brothers, Timothy J. Rozman , Thomas K. Rozman and his wife, Linda...
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James Gl Bryant, Sr.

July 14, 2015

James G. Bryant, Sr., 79, of Bear, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at home. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. His is survived by his wife, Bettye (Henderson) of 60 years, a son, James G. Bryant, Jr., of Athens, Tennessee, and a daughter, Anne B. Peoples, Ed.D. of Chesapeake City, Maryland, three grandchildren, James G. (Kristy) Bryant III, Chauntelle' E. (Ray) Lieske and...
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Alleen S. Holder

July 9, 2015

Alleen S. Holder, 88, formerly of Glendale, Newark passed away peacefully July 9th, 2015 at Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark, Delaware. Alleen was born January 24, 1927 in Danville, Virginia to Dwight and Dora Stone. She graduated from Schoolfield High School where she was celebrated for her skills at grammar and elocution. Ms Stone married after high school to Raymond L Holder, Jr. ...
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Michael James Brennan, Jr.

July 2, 2015

Michael J Brennan, Jr. age 75 of Hockessin, Delaware formerly of Dalton, Massachusetts. Following graduation from Dalton High School he proudly served in the U. S. Army. He then graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. After more than 40 years with the DuPont Company he retired from the Experimental Station in Wilmington. We would like to thank the wonderful nurses and...
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Scott Jeffery Humphreys

June 20, 2015

Scott J. Humphreys, age 41, of Newark Delaware died suddenly on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his group home. Scott attended Meadowood School and graduated from the Delaware Autistic Program. He spent a few years in the Chimes workshop. Scott was Autistic and had PICA. He had survived three life threatening surgeries. Scott always fought to survive. He was difficult to handle at times, yet...
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Raymond Noble Bacoat

June 20, 2015

Raymond Noble Bacoat, age 56, of Christiana Meadow Apartments departed this life on June 20th, 2015 to be with the Lord. He was born at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD to Dennis Bacoat and Gladys Arlene Dennis. Ray has five siblings living in the Baltimore area; he was educated in the public and state schools attending special classes at Stubbs School in 1969. In his later years, Ray spent...
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Judith Ann Kaufman

June 14, 2015

Judith (Judy) A. Kaufman, age 66, of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Landenberg, PA, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Judy obtained an associate's degree in business management from Widener University in 1986. Judy spent her career working for the DuPont Corporation as a Lab Supervisor in the textiles division. She retired in...
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Charles Albert Walther, Jr.

June 7, 2015

Charles A. Walther, Jr., age 74 of Newark Delaware died on June 7th, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He attended Newark High School. Charles was the owner of Batten Inc. He was a life long member of the Christiana Fire Company. Mr. Walther was involved with the First State Antique Tractor Club. Charles is survived by his wife Elaine M. Walther, their two children Charles A....
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Phyllis Joan McCormick Stacy

May 25, 2015

Phyllis Joan (nee McCormick) Stacy, age 83 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015 at her residence. She was a 1949 Graduate of Henry C. Conrad High School of Wilmington. A Delaware native and life long resident, Phyllis was the youngest daughter of James and Edythe (nee Reid) McCormick, born on November 16, 1931. She was a master homemaker, a voracious reader and an expert at...
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Edwin J. Heath

May 13, 2015

Edwin J. Heath, age 33, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702. To offer condolences, visit: www.beesonfuneralhome.com
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Anthony J Hartlage

May 8, 2015

Anthony Joseph Hartlage, 72, of Bear, DE, died peacefully at home on May 8, 2015. "Tony" was born December 12, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, the only son of Anthony Ignatius Hartlage and Mary Ann Hartigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Lorraine Logan of North Port, FL, and his grandson, William Hartlage, Jr. of Bear, DE. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Jane...
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William Howard Banning, Sr.

May 5, 2015

William "Howard" Banning, Sr, age 94 of Newark, DE, formerly of Wilmington Manor, New Castle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his residence. He was a graduate of Conrad High School and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy after serving from May 1944 to October 1945. He was part owner of the Sheet Metal Contracting Co. on Wrangle Hill Road and also served as their...
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Anne Marie Parsons

May 1, 2015

Anne (Annie) M. Parsons, aged 62, died peacefully on May 1, 2015 at home in Newark, DE. Anne was born October 22, 1952, in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Carl E Radcliff and Margaret C. Radcliff. Anne was a welder, electrician, maintenance and repair person at General Motors for 28 years, retiring when the plant had closed. She enjoyed camping with her sister, and had loved many pets over...
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Florentina Bratton

April 25, 2015

Florentina Bratton, née Lopez D'Aranosa, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 25th, at the Regency Healthcare Center in Wilmington, DE. She was 77 years old. Florentina traveled to the US from Cuba as a young girl, to pursue the American dream. She worked as a seamstress, and was also a homemaker after she married. Florentina loved to use her sewing talents to make beautiful gifts for...
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Robert R Fitzwater

April 21, 2015

Robert R. Fitzwater "Bo" died on April 21, 2015 at home with family. Born May 8, 1930 in Wilmington, DE. to the late Samuel and Gladys (Hall) Fitzwater. Preceded in death by his wife Betty of 53 years, his parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by children, Iona Muscella (Robert), Robert Fitzwater Jr. (Mary Kay), Helen Lee (Jacob), Patricia McCutchan, 7 grandchildren, 7 great...
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Charles R Boyko

April 14, 2015

Charles R. Boyko, passed peacefully from this world, surrounded by his loving wife, son and daughter, following a short, but devastating illness. Charles was born in Havre De Grace, Maryland and raised in Richardson Park in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1957, he married his devoted wife Julia. Charles lived in Newark and worked for United Water Delaware for 45 years, retiring in 2000. For many years...
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David G Weatherby

April 10, 2015

David George Weatherby, age 68, of Smyrna, Delaware, formerly of Old New Castle, Delaware, died on April 10th, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held on April 17th, 2015 at 12pm at Beeson Funeral Home 2053 Pulaski Highway Newark Delaware. Friends may call on Friday April 17th at 11am at Beeson Funeral Home. He graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School in 1964. He then went on to attend...
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Vera Merrick Cocke

April 6, 2015

Vera Merrick Cocke passed away peacefully on April 6, 2015, in Salisbury, North Carolina. A long-time resident of Newark, Vera, or "Pat", as family and friends knew her, was born in Grayson County, Virginia on April 14, 1933, and came to Delaware with her family after World War II. She married William T. Merrick, Jr., in 1953, and had two sons, William III, who lives in Salisbury, NC, and...
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Joanna C Moore

April 4, 2015

Joanna Clark Moore, age 87, died April 4, 2015, at the Milton and Hattie Kutz Home in Wilmington, DE. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Robert B. Moore in 2005, and by her parents, Arthur and Ruthanna Clark in 1985. Jo Moore was born on June 7, 1927 in Clifton Springs, NY, graduated with a degree in International Relations from Carlton College in Northfield, MN, in 1949, and went on...
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Richard Thomas Clinton, Jr.

April 3, 2015

Richard Thomas Clinton, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 3, 2015 at his home. He was in born in Weymouth Massachusetts. Rick owned and operated his own construction company until he retired in 2009. He was a dive master and held his boat captain license. Diving was his passion and he participated in several large savage operations around the world. Rick was preceded in death by his...
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William R Boyle

March 30, 2015

William (Bill) Robert Boyle, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away with his children by his side on Monday, March 30, 2015, after a long illness. Bill was born to Anna Corinne (Sheldon) and William Boyle, Sr. in Syracuse, NY. He had a younger sister Patricia and older half-sister Elizabeth. Bill was a farm boy at heart who loved spending his childhood summers on his grandparents' farm. Bill...
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