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Irene Claire Kominek -2016

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

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Walter "Butch" F. McClain III

Walter "Butch" F. McClain III -2016

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

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Barbara Hicks Hart

Barbara Hicks Hart -2016

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

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Mary A. Monopoli

Mary A. Monopoli -2016

Mary A. Monopoli, age 93, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Mary was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Vito and Grace Allegro and graduated from Assumption High School. She worked for many large companies in her career including Niagara Mohawk Power, General Electric Corp. and retired from William Importing Co. as secretary and bookkeeper. After moving to Delaware in 1986, Mary was predeceased by her...

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John T. "Jack" Malone

John T. "Jack" Malone -2016

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

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Louis "Mike" McCall

Louis "Mike" McCall -2016

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

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Dora M. Kofron

Dora M. Kofron -2016

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

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Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr.

Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr. -2016

Joseph Edward Turchen, Sr. age 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Chester, PA, died on November 3, 2016 in Christiana Hospital. Joseph graduated from Chester High School, Class of 1968. He was formerly employed by Kiddie World and Holiday Lanes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jean Turchen, and his father and mother in law, James and Dolores Elder. Joseph is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Elder Turchen...

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Becky J. Yencharis

Becky J. Yencharis -2016

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

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Clinton Mark Charles

Clinton Mark Charles -2016

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

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Edwin F. Williams, Jr.

Edwin F. Williams, Jr. -2016

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

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Betty M. Filliben

Betty M. Filliben -2016

Betty M. Filliben, age 92, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 in Broadmeadow Nursing Home. Betty was a graduate of William Penn High School, Class of 1942. She was employed for over 30 years for the Great A&P Tea Company, retiring in 1982. Betty is survived and will be lovingly missed by her children, Kathleen O'Neill (Joe), Joseph F. Filliben (Cathy), Annette Leech (Tony Domino); 6...

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Shelby Jean Stiles

Shelby Jean Stiles -2016

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

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Donald "Dunkin" Ray Allred, Jr.

Donald "Dunkin" Ray Allred, Jr. -2016

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

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Genevieve L. Miller -2016

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

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Robert  D. Fleck, Jr.

Robert D. Fleck, Jr. -2016

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

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Richard Earl Cake 1960-2016

Richard Earl Cake, 56, of New Castle, DE passed away on September 16, 2016 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. He was born on May 31, 1960. Richard attended William Penn High School and graduated from James H. Adult High School in 1983. He was employed by Crowell Corporation and worked as a machine operator. He is survived by his fiancée, Florence Baffone; mother, Joan Cake; and sister, Cheri Lawruk. Richard has 9 nieces and 7 nephews. ...

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Alvan F. Dobson, Jr.

Alvan F. Dobson, Jr. -2016

Alvan "Dobbie" Dobson, Jr. age 87 of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. A native Delawarean, Dobbie was born on July 12, 1929, some say with a rubber coat, hip boots and helmet on into a family of firefighters. He began his volunteer firefighting at a young age with Five Points Fire Company and served at Claymont Fire Company for over 60 years, where he was a life...

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Mark S. Gland

Mark S. Gland -2016

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

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Glenn Leo Harmon

Glenn Leo Harmon -2016

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

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John E. Archer -2016

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

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Eugene A. Petrella

Eugene A. Petrella -2016

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

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William Tatem "Bill" Quillen

William Tatem "Bill" Quillen -2016

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

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Jeffrey Brian LaFrancis -2016

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

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Nancy B. Ferguson

Nancy B. Ferguson -2016

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

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