Obituaries

 

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Charles H. Simmons, Jr. -2012

Charles H. Simmons, Jr., age 85 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, December 8, 2012, with his family at his side. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Charles H and Sadie (Mink) Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda E. Simmons , one son, Robert W. Simmons and one step-daughter, Linda M. Fancher. Mr. Simmons served in the U S Army during WWII...

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Dorothy Jayne Andrews Foulke -2012

Dorothy Jayne Andrews Foulke, age 95, a native of Niagara Falls, NY, died at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE on Thursday, November 27, 2012. Mrs. Foulke was a native of Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Luther M. Jayne of La Salle, NY. She attended Elmira College and Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She was a homemaker, a Girl Scout Leader, Garden Club member and active in community affairs. Dorothy was...

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Lucia Angelini -2012

Lucia Angelini, age 85, of Hockessin passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Pietro, in 2004. She is survived by her two children, Dante Angelini of Hockessin and Sandra Fiscella and her husband Vincent of Hockessin, and her four grandchildren, Anna and Jennifer Fiscella, Antonio and Nicole Angelini. She is also survived by her brothers, Guido Adoranti...

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Francis "Frank" Michael DiPaola

Francis "Frank" Michael DiPaola -2012

"Frank" Francis Michael DiPaola, age 59, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Kirkwood, PA, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from complications related to cancer. Frank was the beloved husband of Ann Marie Byrne-DiPaola, and stepfather of Ashley Elizabeth Byrne and Jessica Leigh Byrne. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Veronica "Bonnie" DiPaola. Frank was the loving son of Frank and Pat...

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Mary Bash Duvall

Mary Bash Duvall -2012

Mary Bash Duvall, age 73, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Shipley Manor, Wilmington, DE. Mary was born in October 1939 to the late James and Lucille Bash, of Parkersburg, WV. Mary attended high school and business college both in Parkersburg, WV. Prior to raising her children, Mary was an administrative assistant for the DuPont Company in Parkersburg, WV where she met her future husband David Duvall. Later in...

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Carl Warren Jones, Jr. -2012

Carl Warren Jones, Jr., age 63, of Greenville, DE for the past 25 years, formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully at his residence on December 9, 2012. He was the son of Martha (Saunders) Jones of North Port, AL and the late Carl W. Jones. Mr. Jones retired from DuPont as a Vice President of Government Affairs after 25 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend that touched many...

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David William Compton, Sr.

David William Compton, Sr. -2012

David William Compton, Sr., age 69 of Landenberg, PA and formerly of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 3, 2012. He was born in Philadelphia in 1943, son of the late Warren C. Sr. and Madeline (Berhard) Compton. David was very much loved, but most of all, our beloved was a good friend to all who knew him. He leaves behind his loving wife, Carolyn A. (Downward) Compton...

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Madeline H. Landis -2012

Madeline H. Landis, age 103, passed away November 28, 2012 at the Methodist Country House where she had resided since 1993. Mrs. Landis was born in New Church, VA in 1909, the daughter of Maurice and Annie Hancock. She was educated in the local VA school system before coming to Wilmington and enrolling in Beacom Business School, now Goldey-Beacom College. While in Wilmington, she met and married Harry Landis and enjoyed an over 50 year...

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Margaret J. Owens

Margaret J. Owens -2012

On December 4, 2012, Margaret peacefully joined her soul mate Brian and granddog Angel after battling cancer and a broken heart. She succumbed to her illness at her home in Claymont, where her family settled after immigrating to America in 1966. Margaret devoted her life to caring for her family. Every Sunday she prepared a well over 3 course meal for her sons Karl and Neal, daughter-in-law Dawn, grandchildren Bradley and Audra, Brad's...

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Dorothy Robin -2012

Dorothy J. Robin, age 70, of Smyrna, Delaware, and formerly of Yorklyn, Delaware, died on November 13, 2012, at Delaware Hospice Center. Dorothy graduated from Middletown High School in 1960 and attended the Goldy Beacom School of Business, the University of Delaware and the University of Minnesota graduating with a degree in Sociology in 1970. She was a licensed pilot, a stewardess for American Airlines, a counselor at the State of...

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Robert F. Sullivan

Robert F. Sullivan -2012

Robert F. Sullivan Robert "Bob" Sullivan passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at his home in Wilmington with his family at his side. Bob and his twin brother Carl were born in 1928, sons of the late Arthur and Rose Sullivan of Providence, Rhode Island. As a young man, Bob served with the US Army in the Korean War. He then went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical...

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Don B. Schiewetz -2012

Don B. Schiewetz, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware for 35 years and Bow, New Hampshire for 10 years, died peacefully in the company of family on December 2, 2012 at the Hospice House in Concord. He was 85. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Schiewetz. He held a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, and Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Cincinnati, all in...

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Emma Bercaw

Emma Bercaw -2012

Emma Binns Bercaw, age 90, died peacefully on November 10, 2012 at The Methodist Country House in Greenville, DE, where she and her husband have lived since 1994. Born on March 29, 1922, in Macon, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Walter Pope Binns and Blanche Mallary Binns. She spent most of her childhood in Roanoke, Virginia. Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, played a major role in her life: in 1943, she graduated...

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Ruth Hofford -2012

Ruth P. Hofford Age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington. Mrs. Hofford was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes Barre, PA. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, James M. Hofford, MD. A service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,...

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Ralph J. Cahall, Jr.

Ralph J. Cahall, Jr. -2012

Ralph J. Cahall, Jr. of Greenwood, Delaware died Friday, November 30, 2012 in Milford Bay Health Medical Center, after a short illness. He was 91. Mr. Cahall was born in suburban Philadelphia, PA in June 1921, son of Ralph J. Cahall, Sr. and Florence Hewitt Cahall. He attended Upper Darby High School in Philadelphia and Davidson College in North Carolina. In 1946, after the war, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia. During World...

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Chester J. Leonowich

Chester J. Leonowich -2012

Chester J. Leonowich age 92, of Wilmington DE, formerly of Philadelphia, PA and Springfield, PA died peacefully on November 23, 2012. Mr. Leonowich graduated from Drexel University with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was the Founder of the Drexel University Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He worked as a Purchasing Agent for Westinghouse Electric in Lester, PA for 45 years. He proudly served on a...

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Margaret Mary "Gretta" Pope

Margaret Mary "Gretta" Pope -2012

Gretta Pope, age 84, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was born in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland, the daughter of Nora and Thomas Sice. Memories of Gretta will always be related to her extraordinary homemaking abilities. She loved her home, decorating, collecting antiques, creating fabulous meals, hosting wonderful parties. She also enjoyed traveling, spending time in Florida and New Bedford, Massachusetts...

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Carson R. Herr -2012

Carson R. Herr, 96, passed away at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Delaware on November 5, 2012. Born in 1916 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Edgar and Frances (Ruhl) Herr. Carson graduated from Manheim (PA) High School in 1934 and received a B.S. in Education from West Chester State Teacher's College in 1942. Upon graduation, he immediately entered the army. From 1942 - 1945, he served as a...

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Michael Paul Yeatman

Michael Paul Yeatman -2012

Michael Paul Yeatman, age 16, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Saturday November 17, 2012 at home. Michael was an 11th grade student at DelCastle Technical High School and was in their Culinary Arts program. He was an honor roll student who received outstanding behavioral comments from his teachers. Michael was a hard, conscientious worker and was employed by several people for yard care. He had saved a lot of money from these jobs with...

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Albert Fredenburgh Chadwick -2012

Albert Fredenburgh Chadwick, of the Country House, died on November 23, 2012, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Harold King and Ethel Fredenburgh Chadwick. Al attended schools in Amityville, NY, and received his BA and a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. He married Doreen Emily Young in 1942, and they celebrated their 70th anniversary on September 17th of this year. After working for E.I. DuPont for 42 years, Al...

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Mary Brodoway -2012

MARY GREISSEL BRODOWAY Mary Brodoway, formerly of Claymont and Shipley Heights, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2012. Mary fought a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Unity, Saskatchewan on June 23, 1925, Mary was the youngest of 8 children of Gordian and Benedikta Greissel. Mary moved to Delaware in 1953 when her husband, Nicolas, began his career with DuPont. Mary was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy...

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William A. Cover -2012

William A. Cover, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Clarence Cover and Elizabeth Wetzel Cover. He graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1948 and Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA in 1952. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Bill began his career in Information Technology when he opened his first company, Electronic Data Services....

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John Danchak -2012

John Danchak, age 83, of Claymont, DE., passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. John was born in Lansford, PA., the son of the late Wasil and Nancy(Hrinda) Danchak. John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War in 1951. He was employed by the Boeing Vertol Co. and retired from there. He enjoyed his retirement years traveling, fishing and gardening. John is predeceased by his sister, Anna Danchak. He is survived...

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Leo Edward Ozoroski

Leo Edward Ozoroski -2012

On Thursday November 15, 2012, Leo E. Ozoroski peacefully passed away surrounded by family at Forwood Manor in Wilmington. Leo was born in Phoenixville, PA in 1928 and grew up there with his siblings, Anthony, Stanley, Vincent, Michael, Ann and Julia, who preceded him in death. Leo served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Hawaii. After serving in the Navy, Leo went to West Chester State Teachers College where he...

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Elizabeth S "Betty" Foster -2012

Elizabeth S. Foster, "Betty" passed away on November 19, 2012. She was just shy of her 93rd birthday in December. Her husband of 65 years, Dr. Gerald A. Foster, passed away on January 6, 2012. She was a resident of Forwood Manor in North Wilmington. Born in Cedarville, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and Sarah B. Stanger. Betty graduated from Asbury College and received her master's from Temple University. An...

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