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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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Laura Wanda (Rogers) Barry

Laura Wanda (Rogers) Barry -2017

Laura Wanda (Rogers) Barry, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. Upon graduating from Wilmington High School in 1954, Wanda spent several years working as a nurse's aide at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She managed The Green Frog Tavern in New Castle for many years and later worked for Pathmark until her retirement in 2012. Wanda was preceded in...

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Mildred E. Cole

Mildred E. Cole -2017

Mildred Elizabeth Cole, age 94, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017. She was born in fall of 1922 in New Castle, DE. Mildred was the daughter of Mildred Mannering Strawbridge and Robert Edwin Strawbridge. Mildred graduated from William Penn High School in 1940. Mildred worked at Wilmington Dry Goods before becoming a happy homemaker. Mildred was a life member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Mildred...

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Yolanda V. Bell

Yolanda V. Bell -2017

Yolanda V Bell, 93, of Townsend DE, formerly of Trenton, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital. Yolanda was born in East Harlem and spent her formative years in Brooklyn, where she attended Samuel L Tilden High School. She then worked for the Bulova Watch Company until she enlisted in the US Army during WWII serving in the Women's Army Corp (WAC). While stationed...

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William L. Barben, Sr. -2017

William L. Barben, Sr. (Sugar Bear), age 44 years young and lived in New Castle at the time of his passing on January 21, 2017. He passed away at home with his wife by his side. William was born in 1972 and was able to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a truck driver and enjoyed being a loving husband, father and GiPi. He loved his children deeply and his granddaughters were the apples of his eye. He was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan...

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George H Miller III

George H Miller III -2016

George H. Miller III passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at UPMC Hospital surrounded by his wife, loving family and friends. George graduated from Salesianum High School in 1972 and attended Mount St. Mary's College. He retired from Hopkins Seafood. He also worked at Blue Crab Seafood and Century Seafood. He was an active member of Talleyville Fire Company, Co. B, 4th Texas Vol. Inf. Civil War Reenactment Unit and the adjutant of the...

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Karen L. Sibley -2017

Karen L. Sibley, age 72, of Elsmere, DE, formerly of E. 4th St. New Castle, DE died on January, 9, 2017. Karen graduated from William Penn High School, class of 1962. She was a School Bus Aide for the Red Clay School District, retiring in 2005. Karen is survived by her cousins, Noel P. Lloyd of Edgemoor, DE, Joyce Maack of Elsmere, DE, June Gillespie of Port Charlotte, FL, and Richard Lloyd of San Diego, CA, and numerous nieces and...

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Eugene "Gene" P. Solge, Jr. -2017

Eugene "Gene" P. Solge Jr., age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Gene grew up in Fairfax, Delaware. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, graduated from Brandywine High school and then enlisted in the Army National Guard. After being honorably discharged from the Army National Guard, Gene went to work for Urie & Blanton Welding. He retired from Keen Compressed Gas in December, 2016 after 25 years...

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Diana Vera Stevenson-Stella

Diana Vera Stevenson-Stella -2017

Diana Vera Stevenson-Stella, age 32, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Diana graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 2002. She also completed 4 years at Delaware Tech, graduating in the top 10 of her class. She majored in health care, anatomy and physiology and medical transcription. Diana worked at the YMCA and then worked for Household Savings and Loan. She also did taxes on the side. She was Sumana Cum Laude...

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Louis E. "Lou" Klingler

Louis E. "Lou" Klingler -2017

Louis E. Klingler "Lou", age 62 of New Castle, DE died on January 2, 2017 at home. He was a 1971 Graduate of De La Warr High School. Mr. Klingler retired from Delaware River and Bay Authority after 39 years. He also worked for C.P.G Inc. Lou was a life member of Holloway Terrace Fire Company Station # 20. He was also a member of St. Gabe's. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice "Peachy", his parents, Earl H. and Mary B. Klingler...

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Dolores M. Ward -2017

Dolores M. Ward, age 92, a longtime Ardentown, DE resident passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 2, 2017. Dolores was born on August 26, 1924 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Mildred (Smurl) and James Mullaney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Charles L. Ward on May 22, 1989 and her son, Thomas E. Ward on February 14, 2015. She is survived by her six children, Sharon Ward, Charles ...

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Roy I.  Covey, Sr.

Roy I. Covey, Sr. -2017

Roy I. Covey. Sr, "Buzzy" 76 of Claymont, DE passed away on January 1, 2017 at home. Born in Elkton, MD, on October 23, 1940, Mr. Covey was the son of the late Roy F. Covey and Emma Seymour Covey. Mr. Covey worked for General Motors (GM) in Wilmington, DE for 30 years. Following retirement from GM, he held several positions at WAWA markets. Then, with Atlantic Logistics Agency, he transported tug boat pilots between ports. Mr. Covey...

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Candice Carol Lopez

Candice Carol Lopez -2016

Candice Carol Lopez, 27, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2016. Candice was born in the winter of 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware. Candice was loved by everyone who met her. Candice was always smiling, she had a bubbly personality and everyone she met became her friend. Candice was a great singer and enjoyed music. She will be deeply missed by everyone. Candice is survived by her father, Danny Lopez; mother, Cathy Homan; stepmother,...

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Owen Thomas Gillespie -2016

Owen Thomas Gillespie, age 64, of New Castle, DE passed away December 26, 2016. Owen graduated from Maryland School for the Blind. He worked at Delaware Industries for the Blind for nearly 30 years, where he held many jobs, most recently in a custodial position. Owen is survived by two sisters and one brother, all located in Delaware; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday,...

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Felix Ramos Ruiz

Felix Ramos Ruiz -2016

Felix "Pepe" Ramos Ruiz, age 75, of New Castle, "Shawtown", DE went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. "Pepe" was a passionate gardener who enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden. Felix could be found fishing at Battery Park when not in the garden. Pepe's favorite dish to cook was a large pot of rice and beans for friends and family to enjoy. For online condolences, please visit www...

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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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