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Jessie Anita Hargan

Jessie Anita Hargan -2017

Jessie A. Hargan of Claymont, DE and Gwinhurst, DE went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. Jessie was the daughter of the late Rose and Gilbert Hargan, Sr. She was a member of Atonement United Methodist Church, where she worked in many ministries. Jessie graduated from Claymont High School and Goldey-Beacom College with a business degree. She started working at 7-Up Company as a...

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Barbara Lee Parkinson

Barbara Lee Parkinson -2017

Barbara Lee Parkinson, age 60, went home to be with our Lord April 21, 2017, after a short illness. Barbara attended Charles W. Bush School. She enjoyed life, she loved music and animals and especially going out to eat. She is survived by her mother, Bennetta Parkinson; her sister, Bonnie (Harry) Marcus; aunt and uncle, Jack (Cathy) Parkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Parkinson;...

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Charles A. Weferling

Charles A. Weferling -2017

Charles A. Weferling passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017 after a battle of esophageal cancer. He was born on March 24, 1929 in Ludlow Massachusetts, son of the late Albert and Laura Weferling and leaves behind a sister, Gertrude Mallonee. After being released from the military he moved to Delaware living here the majority of his life. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Weferling, Cheryl Weferling and his son, Greg...

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Lucinda Emory -2017

Lucinda Christine "Kris" Emory, 59, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 in her Lewes, DE home. Kris was born in Wilmington, DE on October 13, 1957. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1975. Kris is survived by her father, Alvis Brown, the love of her life, husband, Charles H. Emory, III, their 2 children and spouses, Chaz Emory (Mandy) and Miranda Geesaman (Ben), and granddaughter, Avalynn Emory. Kris is predeceased by her...

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James Freeman Hardy

James Freeman Hardy -2017

James Freeman Hardy, age 86, of New Castle, DE, formerly of Boissevain, VA passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. As a young man, Jim joined the United States Army as soon as he became of age. Freeman served his country honorably during the Korean War with the brave young men along side him. After the war, he returned to Virginia where he met the love of his life, Hazel Marie Sizemore in 1953 and were...

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Shelba K. Deavers

Shelba K. Deavers -2017

Shelba K. Deavers, age 80, of Claymont, Delaware, formerly of Rileyville Virginia, passed peacefully in her sleep March 31, 2017. Shelba was a native of Orlando, West Virginia, daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Skinner. She was preceded in death by her late husband Allen Deavers, twin sister Shirley Windsor, sons, William Shaw and Wallace Edward Shaw. She is survived by her siblings Edsel Skinner of Mathias, West Virginia; Darrell Skinner...

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Patricia A. Till

Patricia A. Till -2017

Patricia A. Till, age 77, of New Castle, DE passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. Patricia worked at the local Elementary School in New Castle as the cafeteria lunch lady. She enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing and the music of the 'King of Pop', Elvis Presley. Patricia was a lifelong member of the Minquadale Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Patricia enjoyed spending time in Lewes, DE at the beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard V....

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Ralph Paul Lemon -2017

Ralph Paul Lemon, age 94, passed peacefully on March 17th 2017. Dad resided at the Delaware Veterans Home (Milford) for the past 8 years. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, and served in the U.S.A.F during World War II in North Africa and Italy. He was a kind and gentle man, who never met a stranger. Those who knew him, loved him and have many great stories of his generosity and unique personality. Predeceased by his wife, Mary F....

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Elmer M. "Reds" Morgan

Elmer M. "Reds" Morgan -2017

A resident of Claymont, DE and Centerville, MD, Elmer M. "Reds" Morgan passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home in Claymont, Delaware, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old on January 31, 2017. Mr. Morgan was the son of the late Charles Hiram and Melthy Elizabeth (Trice) Morgan. Mr. Morgan, his 3 brothers, and 3 sisters grew up in Claymont, Delaware. Mr. Morgan served in the Navy on the USS Guam, where he was an...

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Margaret T. Maguire

Margaret T. Maguire -2017

Margaret T. Maguire, age 58, of Wilmington Delaware, died peacefully on March 12, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Margaret had been a teacher at St. Helena's for over 30 years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her children and was a devoted mother. Margaret also enjoyed Facebook because it gave her the opportunity to keep up with family and friends and with current events. She was dearly loved by many and will be truly...

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Philip F. Crosland

Philip F. Crosland -2017

Philip F. Crosland, aged 98 died March 14, 2017 at Compassionate Care Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 2, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA to Philip A. Crosland and Sarah Louise Miller. The family moved to Holly Oak when he was two years old and he has lived in that house ever since. He graduated from Claymont High School in 1935 and from Temple University in 1939. He later received credits in advertising from the Charles...

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Kenneth R. Stapleford

Kenneth R. Stapleford -2017

Kenneth R. Stapleford, of Dover, DE, passed away at his home in Florida on March 11, 2017. He was 83. Born in New Castle, DE, Ken attended the University of Rochester on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1956 with a degree in chemical engineering. He went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Eldorado, and was stationed at Naval Base Coronado, near San Diego. Ken later went to work for the computer company...

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Esther Marrero Fernandez

Esther Marrero Fernandez -2017

Esther Marrero Fernandez October 31, 1926 - March 4, 2017 Esther Fernandez was born Esther Marrero Crespo in Camaguey, Cuba. She lived there with her parents, two sisters and one brother until migrating to the United States in 1956, to join the love of her life and father of their two very young daughters, Maria Elena and Maria Esther. They went with a dream. Once in America, Esther had two more children, two sons named Henry and...

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Kathleen E. Hayes -2017

Kathleen E. (Matarese) Hayes "Kay", 78 of Claymont, DE passed away on March 3, 2017. Kay was born on January 29, 1939 to the late Joseph and Marguerite Matarese. Kay devoted her life to being a "domestic goddess" raising and caring for her family and friends and hosting gatherings but her greatest love was caring for the kids she had in her daycare. Kay was also predeceased by daughter, Patricia M.; son, Mark A.; brother, George Matarese;...

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Daniel T. "Dan" Petrucci, Jr.

Daniel T. "Dan" Petrucci, Jr. -2017

Daniel T. Petrucci, Jr. (Dan), 40 years old, passed away February 28th 2017. He was born September 29th, 1976 in Wilmington to Jeannie (Weaver) O'Donnell (Gene) and Daniel T. Petrucci Sr (Debbie). He is survived by his daughter, the love of his life, Ashleigh Petrucci (John). He is also survived by his sister, Nikki Miller (Bill); niece, Alex; nephew, Jax; half-sister, Allison; step brother ,Geno; step sister, Jenna (JT); and maternal...

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Lucy R. Finocchiaro

Lucy R. Finocchiaro -2017

Lucy (Zappacosta) Finocchiaro, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family. Lucy graduated from P.S. DuPont High School. She was a homemaker and worked by her husband,'s side at Fino Repair in Wilmington, DE. Lucy was a parishioner of Christ Our King Church for 92 years, where she was a member of the Altar Society. Lucy is preceded in death by her husband, Sebastian...

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Eva Catherine Jensen

Eva Catherine Jensen -2017

Eva Jensen, age 85, was called to our Lord on February 22, 2017. Eva was born and raised in Dobbinsville, Delaware and lived her entire adult life in New Castle, Delaware. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dave Jensen, Sr.; parents, Frank and Anna Wegrzynowski; sisters, Annie (Frank) Lis, Ethel (Buddy) Read; and brother, Francis Wegrzynowski. Eva is survived by her son, Dave (Sissie) Jensen; grandchildren, Kate Jensen, Coby (Tara)...

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Joan Verna Light -2017

Joan Verna Light, age 84, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of New London, PA and Claymont, DE passed away after a long illness on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance, Millsboro, DE. Joan was a 1949 graduate of Claymont High School. She spent many years as a head teller in the banking industry in the Wilmington area and as a receptionist at the Masonic Home of Delaware. She was a past member of the Ruth Chapter #19 OES...

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Walter G. Parsons -2017

Walter G. Parsons, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital Compassionate Care. Walter was born in Kenton, DE to the late George and Althea (Phillips) Parsons. He was a 1952 graduate of Prospect Park High School, where he was a 3-letter athlete. He worked for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for 40 years as a cable splicer, where he made lifelong friends of several co...

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Donald R. McLeod, Sr.

Donald R. McLeod, Sr. -2017

Donald Ray McLeod passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2017. He was born in Fayetteville, NC to the late Lawrence H. and Annie Mae McLeod. He was a SMSgt. and a veteran of the Vietnam War in the US Air Force, serving 20 years as a jet engine mechanic before retiring in 1973. A second career of 17 years as a maintenance facilitator for Blue Cross of Wilmington, retiring in 1994. Donald was a lifetime Masonic member of the...

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Christopher Wolski

Christopher Wolski -2017

Christopher Wolski, age 50, born on November 15, 1966 in Chester, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, February 9, 2017. Chris graduated from Howard High School in 1984, where his career pathway was welding. He joined the U.S. Navy directly after High School, where he was then stationed on the U.S.S. John F .Kennedy until 1988. He then was a part of the U.S. Navy Reserves until 1992. Following his career in...

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Anthony W. Vagnoni

Anthony W. Vagnoni -2017

"It won't all go the way it should, but I know the heart of life is good"-JM Anthony William Vagnoni passed away suddenly on January 31, 2017. Tony was born in 1983 as part of the first set of quadruplets in Delaware. Tony graduated from Concord High School in 2001. He was starting quarterback for the football team, played baseball throughout his high school career, and was crowned Mr. CHS during his senior year. After high school,...

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Gilbert M. Hargan, Jr. -2017

Gilbert M. Hargan, Jr. of Claymont, DE went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. Gilbert was the son of the late Rose and Gilbert Hargan, Sr. He was a member of Atonement United Methodist Church. Gilbert graduated from Claymont High School in 1963. Then, he was employed with Congoleum as a Fork Lift Operator, supervising many jobs in the warehouse until he retired. Gilbert had many...

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Jeanne E. Corbett

Jeanne E. Corbett -2016

Jeanne E. Benham Corbert, born in England on December 21, 1930. She is predeceased by 3 brothers Louis from PA, Morris from Amsterdam, Seril from Holland. One brother that is alive Elga E.W. from Australia. Mother Phyllis and Father Arthur. 3 grandchildren, Deven, Athena, Jackie Hallback, daughter of the late Rita Hallback the love of Jimmy's life may she rest. Daughter Margaret Bradley Corbett (Bob) and Son James Jay Corbett. ...

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Everett S. Bradley, Jr. -2017

Everett S. Bradley Jr., age 78, of Brookhaven, PA, formerly of North Wilmington, DE died on January 22, 2017 at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA. Everett was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Wilmington, DE. He was employed as a Chemical Operator for General Chemical Company, retiring in 2000. Mr. Bradley served in the Army Reserves. Everett was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 39 years,Constance Bradley. He...

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