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Charles W. "Chuck" Smith

Charles W. "Chuck" Smith -2016

Charles W. "Chuck" Smith, age 61, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he had vacationed every July for more than twenty years. Born in 1954, he was the son of Charles S. and Joan (Hopkins) Smith. He was raised in St. Georges, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and the University of Wisconsin with a Masters of Library Science. He had a 32 year...

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Barbara A. McGhee

Barbara A. McGhee -2016

Barbara Ann (McNelly) McGhee passed away after a long illness on Friday, July 15, 2016. She would have been 68 on July 17th. Born at Chester Hospital in Chester, PA in 1948, she graduated from Claymont High School and remained a lifetime Claymont resident and member of the VFW. Barbara worked for General Motors, the Brandywine School District, and Shop Rite Food Market. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Harriet McNelly,...

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Nicole "Nikki" Shaw -2016

Nicole Shaw "Nikki", age 55, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on July 2, 2016. She attended Claymont High School, where she met many of her lifelong friends. She was a former Front-End Supervisor of Acme Supermarkets, where she worked for 37 years. When she was not around close family and friends, you would always find Nikki tending to her gardens and flowers or flipping through magazines. She was preceded in death by her beloved son,...

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James W. "Jimmy" Harris, Jr. -2016

James W. Harris, Jr., 53, formally of Claymont, DE went to be with Lord on June 30th, 2016, he passed away in his home in Millsboro, DE. Jimmy was born in Claymont, DE to the late Nancy Harris (Thompson) and James W. Harris Sr. on June 28th 1963. He attended Claymont High School. He went on to work with his father in construction at Harris Construction Company. Jimmy had his captains license and was an avid fisherman who loved being on the...

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David Irvin Walker

David Irvin Walker -2016

David Irvin Walker, age 36, of New Castle, DE passed away Sunday morning, June 26th, 2016 while at home. David was a high school graduate, and attended William Penn High School. He worked with his father on the family's farm. He enjoyed going to Old Country Buffet, and spending time with his children at the beach. David was known for his unique sense of humor and enjoyed pulling pranks on friends and family. You might often see him reading...

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Charles D. "Slick" Lawrence, Sr.

Charles D. "Slick" Lawrence, Sr. -2016

Charles Dwight "Slick" Lawrence, Sr., age 65, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Charles was employed by Waste Management for twenty years. He was predeceased by his daughter, Angela DeFrancis and his sister, Jennifer Serpe. He is survived by his loving wife, Maggie; devoted loving son, Chuck D. Lawrence, Jr. and his wife,; one sister, Lynn; one brother, Walter and his wife; his daughter, Ronda; four grandchildren; one...

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Ethel Oneita Taylor -2016

Ethel Oneita Taylor, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Brookhaven, PA, passed peacefully at home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2016. Born in Oklahoma, she met her husband John in Seattle. They were married for 67 years until his passing in 2012. Mrs. Taylor was employed as a payroll clerk at Riddle Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed laughing and spending time with her family. She never missed the Phillies, Sixers or...

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Dana Carroll King -2016

Dana Carroll King, 71, passed away peacefully at the Kutz Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 15th, losing her 10 year battle with Arachnoiditis, also known as failed back surgery. She was strong willed, especially through her long and painful illness. Doctors and nurses admired her determination to live and enjoy life even though her quality of life was severely diminished. Dana leaves behind her sister, Sue Ansley (Bill) of Mooresville,...

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Lee I. Jones -2016

Lee I. Jones, born January 7th 1928, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016 at Season Hospice of Christiana Care. Mr. Jones served in the Army during World War II, then worked for The Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook, PA for 28 Years. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 951 in Boothwyn, PA, where he served as Judge Advocate. Lee is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Mary Louise Jones and son, Paul Jones. He is survived...

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Michael  A. Romanowski

Michael A. Romanowski -2016

Michael A. Romanowski, age 60, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. Michael attended Point of Hope, New Castle, DE through the week, which he enjoyed immensely. He participated in Special Olympics in his younger years, where he won numerous Gold Medals for swimming. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley M. and Ida A. Romanowski; as well as his two brothers...

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Phyllis J. Paxton -2016

Phyllis Jean Paxton, age 73, of New Castle, DE passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at home. Phyllis graduated from Clay County High School in West Virginia, Class of 1961. She worked at one of the nearby elementary schools as a lunch room attendant, was an employee of Gaylords Dept. Store as an associate and also worked at Ames Dept. Store, where she then retired. Phyllis is survived by her husband, James E. Paxton, Sr. of New Castle, DE;...

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Jerry J. Jackson -2016

Jerry J. Jackson of Claymont, DE, born on September 20, 1952 died at age 63 on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Heartland Hospice House, Wilmington, DE. Jerry graduated Claymont High School in 1970. Jerry was known as a general handy man and painter by trade. Jerry was known for his expertise at the pool table. Jerry is survived by Guardian Angel, Tom Ryan and wife Cathy and family; sister, Virginia M. Wright; brothers, Charles and Danny...

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Grace Mary (Harrison Bradley -2016

Grace Harrison Bradley, of Claymont, DE passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the age of 82. Grace graduated from Claymont High School in 1951. She received a degree in Physical Education from the University of Delaware in 1955. Grace was a phys ed teacher at William Penn High School in New Castle where she also coached field hockey, cheerleading and softball. She left teaching in 1969 to take care of her family. Grace was very involved...

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Deidrea "Dee" Marie Carson

Deidrea "Dee" Marie Carson -2016

Deidrea "Dee" Marie Carson, age 58, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, May 6, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Deidrea was born in Erie, PA, the daughter of Virginia (Wambach) and the late William J. Carson. She was a graduate of Newark High School and attended the University of Delaware and Cecil County Community College. She was working in customer service at Verizon. Dee enjoyed spending time with her children and...

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Edward J. Sumoski

Edward J. Sumoski -2016

Edward J. Sumoski of Claymont, DE passed away at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the age of 90. Though his body had started to and finally failed him, his heart and mind and sense of humor never did. Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Sumoski, of Ambler, PA; his father and mother, Joseph Sumoski and Frances Anascavage Sumoski, of Minersville, PA. "Eddie," as he was best known, is survived by and will be very deeply missed...

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Barry Wayne Dahllof, Sr.

Barry Wayne Dahllof, Sr. -2016

Barry W. Dahllof, Sr. of Ellendale, DE passed away at Heartland Hospice House on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 71. Though his body had started to and finally failed him, his heart, mind and sense of humor never did. Barry graduated from Chester High School in Chester, PA. He worked as a quality control supervisor and chemist for Irving Textile Products for 34 years. Barry is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Betty L....

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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Solge -2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Solge, 68, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family; beloved wife of Gene Solge, Jr., loving mother to Gene Solge, III and adored grandmother of Meghan and Hannah. Betty was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. She graduated from Cherry Hill High School and then attended Goldey Beacom College, graduating in 1965. Betty was dedicated to her...

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Rebecca A. "Becky" DeToro

Rebecca A. "Becky" DeToro -2016

Rebecca A. DeToro, age 82, of New Castle, Delaware, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital surrounded by family on Monday, May 2, 2016. Becky was born in Crisfield, Maryland, in 1933 to Harry J. and Flora Branner. She graduated from nursing school in Wilmington, Delaware, and enjoyed a long career serving the community as a registered nurse. One of her favorite positions was working at the drug detox center in Wilmington,...

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Robert Ralph Southam

Robert Ralph Southam -2016

Robert Ralph Southam, age 64, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Sharon Hill, PA, died on April 22, 2016 at home in Wilmington, DE. Robert graduated from Sharon Hill High School in Sharon Hill, PA. He was an auto mechanic for Springfield Ford in Springfield, PA, and a diesel mechanic for Bentley Trucking of Delaware, and also Truck Tech of Delaware. Robert, is survived by his loving fiancé, Diana M. Cellucci of Aston, PA, his sons,...

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Paul Austin Singleton, Sr. -2016

Paul Austin Singleton, Sr., age 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. A native to Wittman, Maryland, Mr. Singleton was a carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #626 New Castle from 1966 to 1993. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. Paul was predeceased by his first wife, Elsie and his second wife, Mildred Virginia Singleton and his son, Dennis. Mr. Singleton is...

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Joshua James Rickards Crews

Joshua James Rickards Crews -2016

Joshua James Rickards Crews, age 17, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Chester, PA, died on April 17th, 2016 at home. Josh attended Media Providence Friends School, Brandywine High School and Concord High School for a short time. When not in school, Joshua worked at the Acme Supermarket in Wilmington. He was a member of the Folsom Falcons Youth Football Program in Ridley, PA. He was an honorary assistant little league coach with his father for...

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Constance M. Ventura

Constance M. Ventura -2016

Constance M. Ventura (nee DeMarco), age 94, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016 surrounded by family in her home at the Lorelton Assisted Living Facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, Connie was the beloved daughter of Alberico and Irena (DiOvidio) DeMarco. She played the violin and was concertmistress of the symphony orchestra in her senior year at West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Girls. After...

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Joan Frances Chambers

Joan Frances Chambers -2016

Joan Frances Chambers, age 84, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on April 17, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Joan was a graduate of West Catholic School for Girls in Philadelphia in 1950. After being married in January 1964 to Joseph D. Chambers Sr, they moved to Claymont, Delaware and began to raise a large family. Joan spent many years being the Manager of the Chambers household, making sure Dad got off to work and...

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Barbara Ann  Thomas

Barbara Ann Thomas -2016

Barbara Ann (Bedell) Thomas, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday April 7th, 2016. Barbara loved spending time with family and friends, especially her 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She loved everyone she met and left a positive mark on the lives she touched. The children in the area called her "Mom Mom" Thomas. She was a proud life member of Goodwill Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. And, in the 70's & 80's...

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Jane G. Krieger

Jane G. Krieger -2016

Jane G. Krieger, age 64, of Wyoming, DE died on Friday, April 8th, 2016. Jane attended Mt. Pleasant High School and graduated in 1969. She worked for the Law Office of Morris, James, Hitchens and Williams. For the past 10 years, she worked for the Superior Court- State of Delaware as an Administrative Assistant for the Honorable Mary M. Johnston. When not at work, Mrs. Krieger enjoyed crafting, camping, reading, junking and spending quality...

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