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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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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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Sarah Catherine Hammond

Sarah Catherine Hammond -2016

Surrounded by loved ones, Catherine "Kitty" Hammond, age 85, of New Castle, DE passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her son Dennis' home in Newark, MD. Mrs. Hammond was employed by Wilmington General Hospital, Allied Kid Co., Seton Leather, and Chase Bank. She was a longtime member of New Caste United Methodist Church, active with Tiny Tots, Meals on Wheels, CROP walk and visiting shut ins, giving communion to those in need. Many who met...

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Kenneth J. Waltz

Kenneth J. Waltz -2016

Kenneth J. Waltz, age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at home surrounded by loved ones. Kenneth attended Father Judge High School and Neshaminy High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school as a 3rd Class Boiler Technician. Ken worked for Nova Consultants, LTD., as a District Engineer for the last 16 years. Kenneth was predeceased by his mother, Helen Waltz; father, Hower Waltz;...

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Beverly Ann Clarke

Beverly Ann Clarke -2016

Beverly Ann Clarke, age 81, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, March 29 with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Eleanor L. and Herbert E. King. Beverly was happiest when spending time with her cherished friends and family and enjoying the surf and sand of the Delaware Beaches. She graduated from Wilmington High School and was employed by the DuPont Co., the University of...

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Gail Lee Patterson Bickling

Gail Lee Patterson Bickling -2016

Gail Lee Patterson Bickling, 76, of Austin, Texas died Tuesday March 22, 2016 at her home. Gail is survived by her husband and life-long love Richard Bickling, her 2 surviving sisters Sue Dougherty of Newark, DE; Wendy Haedo of Garnet Valley, PA; her 3 children and their spouses; Rick and Ellen Bickling of Leander, TX; Randy Gaytan of Valdosta, GA; Ryan and Kim Bickling of Lawrence, KS: her 7 Grandchildren; Kyle and his wife Sarah Bickling...

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Lennie Lorraine Hall -2016

Lennie Lorraine Hall, age 61, of Dover, DE, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Lennie was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Sr. and Esta Mae (Kincaid) Hammond; sisters, Regina Cloak, Katherine Cole, Margaret Trusello; brothers, Walter and Robert Hammond. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Gray; children, Louis Dotson, Mark Dotson, David Hall, James Hall, Norma Holliday; sisters, Barbara...

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Lora Annette Allmond Pazdalski

Lora Annette Allmond Pazdalski -2016

Lora Annette Allmond Pazdalski , age 92, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Lora was born in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Jerry and Cora Lee Allmond. She met her one and only love, Louis Pazdalski and were soon married and lived together for more than 55 years. She thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers and volunteering as a scout leader. She was preceded in death by her...

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Kathleen M. "Kay" Jefferies -2016

Kathleen M. Jefferies, "Kay", age 97, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Peekskill, New York, died peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at her home in Wilmington, DE. Kathleen was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After moving to Delaware in 1976, she became a member of Church of the Holy Child. She helped with many events at the church. She volunteered at the Mary Campbell Center for many years. Kathleen was...

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Lance Wendell Cole

Lance Wendell Cole -2016

Lance W. Cole, age 77, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Ridley Park, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday, March 6. Lance attended Ridley High School and was a US Marine from 1958-1962, during which time he obtained his GED. He worked at Boeing Helicopter for over 32 years, first as a Mechanic, later as an Inspector and finally as a Flight Inspector before retiring in 1997. Lance enjoyed Civil War and WWII history,...

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Tina  L. Petrowsky

Tina L. Petrowsky -2016

Tina L. Petrowsky, age 55, of Claymont, DE, died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at home. Tina graduated from Claymont High School, class of 1979. She was an executive secretary for the DuPont Company for 14 years. She was also employed by Rollins Environmental and she was an avid Avon Representative. Tina, was a loving wife and mother, and was a loving caregiver for her mother. Tina will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Tina was...

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Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle

Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle -2016

Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Heartland Hospice. She was 86 years old. Frances was born in Sharon Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Meenan) Quinn. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Kauffman, her daughter, Patricia Turnbull, and her brother, John P. Quinn, Jr. Frances is survived by two daughters, Denise Marroni (Peter), and Karen Kauffman-Cimerol (Alfredo). ...

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Ira C. Lunt

Ira C. Lunt -2016

Major Ira C. Lunt, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away on February 18, 2016 surrounded by his family. Ira was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Jessie Lunt and his sister, Ruth C. Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Lunt; his children, Cynthia Fryer and her husband Glenn, Kathryn Lehman and her husband Keith, Christiane Schulze and her husband Christopher, and his son, Thomas Lunt. He is also survived by...

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Patricia Ann (Wells) Ashley -2016

Patricia A. (Wells) Ashley, age 81, of Middletown, DE and formerly of New Castle passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 after a short illness. Mrs. Ashley, a native of New Castle was born in the winter of 1934 and was the daughter of Francis and Helena (Hillis) Wells. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her husband of 44 years, John, sons, Frank (Rocky), his wife Theresa and John Jr. (Jay) and her grandson Brandon T...

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Rose Ann Bucci

Rose Ann Bucci -2016

Rose A. Bucci, age 92, of Claymont, DE, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Season's Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Rose worked and retired from Claymont and Brandywine School Districts. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she volunteered for the carnival, and was a member of the parish altar guild. She loved to play bingo, and crocheting. Rose also loved the slots at the casinos, and loved baking cookies...

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Charles  Granville McVey

Charles Granville McVey -2016

Charles Granville McVey crossed over on February 23, 2016, at the age of 92 with his children taking the final days of the journey with him. Granny was born in Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 11, 1923, to the late Ralph and Isabella (Pierce) McVey and was raised in Elsmere, Delaware, and educated in the local schools. After graduating from Wilmington High School in February 1942, he worked as an aircraft machinist for the Bellanca Aircraft...

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Oather "Bub" Allen McDaniel

Oather "Bub" Allen McDaniel -2016

Oather Allen McDaniel, age 87 of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully on February 16, 2016. Known by friends and family as a kind and positive person, Bub truly enjoyed life. He was a giving man, who was happiest helping others and was the main caregiver to his mother in her later years. Bub believed that working in the yard was the best exercise. He enjoyed tending to his garden and delivering his harvest of juicy tomatoes to friends and...

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Dorothy J. Smith -2016

Dorothy J. Smith, age 76, of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Christiana Hospital. After raising her children, she became a teacher's aide with the Brandywine school district. She was a member of the Claymont Fire Company ladies' auxiliary. She enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading, bingo, traveling, playing slots at the casino, and rooting for her favorite...

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John E. Mahek, Sr. -2016

John Edward Mahek, Sr. age 65 of Claymont, DE, and Harrisburg, PA, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. John was a 1969 graduate of Salesianum High School. He was an employee of First Student School Bus Company, and Giant Supermarket. He was a member of Delaware Veterans Post # 1, and Claymont Moose Lodge. John was an Army Reserve Veteran. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elease Mahek Cope;...

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