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John R. Daveler -2015

M/Sgt. John R. Daveler, age 85, born July 17, 1929, of Frankford, DE passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015. Born in Lancaster, County, PA, he entered the United States Air Force, where he was a Squadron Training N.C.O., instructor in atomic, biological and chemical warfare; Crash and Structural Fire Chief and First Sergeant. He was on the atomic bomb test in Yucca Flats, Nevada in 1953. He retired in 1969 after 21 years of service of...

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Helen M. Hickey

Helen M. Hickey -2015

Helen M. Hickey, age 89, of Wilmington, DE and Delaware City, DE went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Born in March of 1925 in Delaware City to Joseph and Laura Pasquino, Helen was one of eleven children. After completing her education, Helen worked at Fort DuPont as a secretary for several years. In 1945, she met the love of her life George R. Mabry and settled down to raise a family...

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Savilla  D. Campbell

Savilla D. Campbell -2015

Savilla D. Campbell, age 69, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, after a long battle of health issues. Savilla was a homemaker. She enjoyed ceramics, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Savilla was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley R. Campbell; parents, Charles A. Hedrick, Sr. and Ruth C. Hedrick; brothers, Donald J. Hedrick, Thomas L. Hedrick, Bill F. Hedrick; sisters-in...

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Mary A. "Boots" Gentile -2015

Mary A. Gentile, age 91, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Claymont, DE passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home in Lewes, DE. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Anna (Bradley) Hartshorn. During World War II, Mary worked as a purchasing agent for the Airbase in New Castle. Following the war, she worked for the Veteran's Administration in Philadelphia and Wilmington. Following her marriage, she then...

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Josephine Ciuffetelli

Josephine Ciuffetelli -2015

Josephine Ciuffetelli, age 85, of New Castle, DE passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 surrounded by her family. Josephine was the daughter of the late Peter and Sara Panza. She was an administrative Assistant for several companies, including Dupont, Toensmeir Adjustment Services and S& H Investigations, retiring in 1998. In her leisure, Josephine enjoyed video games and books. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred...

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Billy Lloyd Collins

Billy Lloyd Collins -2015

Billy Lloyd Collins, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 12, 2015. Billy was born on September 21, 1941 at home near Pineville, West Virginia, to Charles E. and Alpha O. Elswick Collins. He was the fifth of eight children. He loved to fish and loved camping, in his younger years he played baseball. He was an excellent cabinet maker and wood worker. He was also an excellent upholsterer for the State...

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Lana L. Mark

Lana L. Mark -2014

Lana L. Mark, 67, of New Castle, DE passed away on December 25, 2014 in Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Newark, DE she was the daughter of the late Merryman Allen, Jr. and Margaret Spratt Allen. Lana was a homemaker who formerly worked as a preschool teacher, hairdresser and was a local business owner. She was very active in many programs that she volunteered her time to, including the Holloway Terrace Fire Hall Ladies...

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Fowood M. Gebhart, Jr.

Fowood M. Gebhart, Jr. -2014

Fowood M. Gebhart, Jr., age 75, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Linwood and Chester, PA died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA. Fowood, fondly known as Woody, was the son of the late, Fowood M. Gebhart, Sr. and Josephine (Beam) Gebhart of Eddystone, PA. He was a graduate of Chester High school Class of '58. Mr. Gebhart proudly served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965 with the 101st Airborne Division. After his...

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Mary Macknik Marine

Mary Macknik Marine -2014

After a courageous fight against several illnesses, Mary Macknik Marine, age 91, died peacefully at home on December 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Barnesboro, PA on January 28, 1923, the fifth child of the Very Reverend Basil J. Macknik and Mary Tokay Macknik. The daughter of a Ukrainian Orthodox priest, Mary and her family endured numerous moves to towns throughout northeast Pennsylvania to satisfy the needs...

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Richard Scarcelli

Richard Scarcelli -2014

Richard Scarcelli 'SCAR' of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully, December 3, 2014. Richard was born in Chester, PA and raised in Boothwyn, PA. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a jet mechanic and worked 35 years and retired from Scott Paper. He loved the military and was a big NASCAR and Eagles fan. He enjoyed playing and fixing things in his garage and loved being with his family and dogs, Jingles, Prancer and...

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Denis Beaumont

Denis Beaumont -2014

Denis Beaumont died suddenly on November 23, 2014 at the age of 86. A resident of New Castle, Delaware for 28 years, he was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle, and a loyal and lively friend, quick to lend his energy and abilities whenever they were needed. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1928, Denis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the Byrd Expedition to the South Pole in 1946-47. He was a graduate of the...

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Martha S. McDowell

Martha S. McDowell -2014

Martha S. McDowell, aged 77, departed this life on November 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert V. McDowell, Jr. and Wilhelmina J. McDowell. Martha recently resided at Ingleside Retirement Apartments where she enjoyed participating in many activities. She was a lifelong resident of Claymont, Delaware and a lifetime member of the Atonement United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for over forty years. Martha enjoyed...

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Florence Burke -2014

Florence Burke, of Hockessin, DE formerly of Claymont, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2014 at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, DE. She was 88 years old. Born in Wilmington, DE to the late Alexander and Blanche Duszynski, Flo graduated from Wilmington High School, attended classes at Goldey Beacom College, and worked for the DuPont Company, the Linen Mart and AIG; but Florence's real career was that of wife, mother,...

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Charlene Marie  Grace

Charlene Marie Grace -2014

Charlene Marie Grace, age 53, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at Pennsylvania Hospital on November 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Wilmington, DE on March 18, 1961, Charlene was the daughter of Lawrence Grace and Patricia Treece Grace. Charlene attended Mount Pleasant High School. She was on the Dean's List at Wilmington College, and graduated with a degree in business. In earlier years, Charlene lived in Selbyville,...

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Myrtle E. Beattie -2014

Myrtle E. Beattie, age 85, of New Castle, DE passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at home. Myrtle was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the New Castle Moose Lodge #1578 Ladies Auxiliary. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Beattie; and her son-in-law, Jerry Mills, Sr. She is survived by her children, Marie E. Sabatino (Andrew), Theresa B. Behringer (Bruce),...

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Enrique Fernandez

Enrique Fernandez -2014

Enrique Fernandez, the hero of our family, sadly passed away on November 5th, 2014. We will miss his kind eyes and infectious smile, but we have peace in our hearts knowing his first child, Maria Elena Fernandez Guercio, has been patiently waiting for him, and will take it from here. After a 70 year love affair, and married 67, Enrique is survived by his beba, Esther Fernandez Marrero. Together, with their devotion, dedication and love of...

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Ruth O. Palmer

Ruth O. Palmer -2014

Ruth O. Palmer, age 88, of Hockessin, DE and New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She went home to meet her loving husband Ralph. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother who loved gardening, cooking and baking and was an avid reader. She was a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday school teacher at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for several years in New Castle, DE. She worked at Rose Hill School Cafeteria. She was preceded...

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Gwen T. Ford -2014

Gwen T. Ford , 86, of Claymont, DE and Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on October 24, 2014 after a brief illness. Born in Scranton PA, Gwen moved to Claymont, DE at an early age where she was to meet her life's partner, Charles Hammond Ford. Married for 62 years, until Ham's passing in 2008 Gwen and Ham were inseparable. They traveled many places together and through Gwen's outgoing, gregarious personality made many new friends as well...

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Linda A. Hargan -2014

Linda A. Hargan, of Claymont, DE went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 24, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. Linda was the daughter of the late Rose and Gilbert Hargan, Sr. She was a member of Atonement United Methodist Church. Linda graduated as a nurse from Brown Vocational High School. She was valedictorian of her senior class. She was employed by Delaware Hospital and retired from Christiana Care after 35...

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Carolann Sage Simpson

Carolann Sage Simpson -2014

Carolann Sage Simpson, age 68, formerly of Claymont, DE passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's and cancer in the loving arms of her daughter, Anna Marie Rodgers. She was predeceased by her parents, Alva and Mary Paflitzko Sage; her sister, Marie Trombitas; and her brother, Edward Sage, Sr. Carolann is survived by her husband , Thomas E. Simpson, III, of Newark, DE; her daughter, Anna Marie Rodgers, of Newark, DE; her grandsons,...

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June M. Pennell

June M. Pennell -2014

June Pennell, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Born to Fred and Elizabeth Shultie, June was born in Harrington and raised in Millsboro, DE and graduated from Millsboro High School in 1951. June was named to the American Legion's Girls' State and moved to Northern Delaware after high school to work for Chrysler. She also worked for the former Delaware...

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John H. Lavin

John H. Lavin -2014

John H. Lavin, age 88 of Claymont, DE, formerly of Twin Oaks, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Heartland Hospice House. John attended Boothwyn Elementary School and Brown Vocational School. He was proud of his military service in WWII in the U.S. Coast Guard. He participated in the 3rd wave in Iwo Jima and the 5th wave in Okinawa. He was employed by John B. Kelly, Philadelphia as a bricklayer for 35 years. John was a member...

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Katherine  B. Hill

Katherine B. Hill -2014

Katherine B. Hill 82, formerly of New Castle, DE died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, peacefully, from a long illness at an assisted living facility in Newark, DE. Katherine was born August 21, 1932 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Katherine and William G. Schroeder. She was a graduate of William Penn High School in 1950. She worked for a short time at Delaware Trust bank as a teller, before giving it up to focus her life on becoming a full time wife...

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Veronica M. Maden

Veronica M. Maden -2014

Veronica M. Maden "Ronnie" This loving and giving Mom, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, passed away after a long, painful struggle with cancer on Monday, October 20, 2014. Ronnie was born in 1934 in New Castle, DE, to the late Veronica and Joseph Hushebeck, and lived her entire life in New Castle. Ironically, Ronnie passed away 19 years to the day her father died in 1995. She was preceded in death by her...

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Robert W. Lilly -2014

Robert W. Lilly, age 79, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully, Monday, October 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Fireco, WV. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time at the beach. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Carol K. Lilly; daughters, Lisa C. Lilly and Kathy M. Lilly. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2pm in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont...

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