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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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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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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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