Obituaries

 

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William (Bill) Michael McCabe, Jr.

William (Bill) Michael McCabe, Jr. -2012

Bill McCabe died peacefully at home in Wilmington, DE on June 10th, 2012. Bill was born in Nashville, TN in 1924, the son of Dr. Wm. Michael McCabe, Sr. and Lucinda Frances Jones, the grandson of natives of Ireland, Bernard McCabe and Winifred Frances Feerick. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, TN. Bill studied at Vanderbilt University, and received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology...

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Martha Elizabeth Farnsley Rogge Simpson

Martha Elizabeth Farnsley Rogge Simpson -2012

Martha Elizabeth Farnsley Rogge Simpson, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Floyd County in southern Indiana, died on June 10, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. She was a graduate of New Albany High School, Class of 1948. Mrs. Simpson was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a talented musician who played accordion, organ, piano and cello. She was also an avid quilter, crocheter, and card player. Mrs...

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Patricia Y. "Bubby" Pinno

Patricia Y. "Bubby" Pinno -2012

Patricia Yingling Pinno "Bubby" Patricia Y. Pinno, age 83, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Foulk Manor North surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late David and Besse Yingling, born in Westover, PA. She was a graduate of Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, PA. and attended Penn State University, where she met the love of her life, Lawrence. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She...

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Vincent Rizzo

Vincent Rizzo -2012

Vincent Rizzo Vincent "Jimmy" Rizzo, of Centreville, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. He was 90 years old. Mr. Rizzo was born in Wilmington to the late Joseph Rizzo, Sr. and Angeline Capparella Rizzo. He served his country as a Technical Sergeant in WWII in the US Army in the South Pacific. After returning from the war, he went into the family business established by his father in 1942, Joseph Rizzo &...

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Barbara Jane Force-Hodgen

Barbara Jane Force-Hodgen -2012

Barbara J. Force-Hodgen, age 48, passed away in the presence of her loving family and friends on June 2, 2012 at Christiana Hospital after a courageous 2 ½ year battle. Barbara resided in Landenberg, PA and is survived by her loving husband Roy, mother Barbara E. Force, sisters Lynn Chernuta and Wendy McBride, brother Glenn Force, many nieces and nephews, and step daughter Lindsay Hodgen. Barbara had a sweet loving heart, a big love of...

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Kathleen A. Hartman -2012

Kathleen A. Hartman, 50, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2012, at Christiana Hospital, following a brief illness. Ms. Hartman was a 1979 graduate of Pennsville Memorial High School and a graduate of Southeastern Travel Academy. She moved to Delaware in 1989. Ms. Hartman worked as an accountant and as a bookkeeper, applying her skills for employers in the Wilmington and Newark areas. She was most recently employed by...

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Kathleen M. Norris -2012

Kathleen M. Norris, age 99, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012 at her home. Kathleen is survived by her daughter Shirley, sister-in-law Ann Barczak and many nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife and mother. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Francis, in 2003 and her sister Doris Collins in 2010. Kathleen had a generous and loving heart and was always able to bring happiness into others lives. She was a wonderful...

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Mary Tuttle

Mary Tuttle -2012

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Katherine Pascale Burke

Katherine Pascale Burke -2012

Katherine Pascale Burke, age 78, passed away on May 26, 2012 at the Heartland Hospice House of Delaware after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Kay was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934, the second of six children to Vincent ("Jimmy") and Eleanor Gallelli. She graduated from Bay Ridge High School and worked for a time at the Navy Department. In 1953, she married fellow Brooklyn native Donald A. Pascale. Dr. Pascale was a longtime...

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Norman Gregg

Norman Gregg -2012

Norman Elmer Gregg, age 77, was carried away by God's angels after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife Patty Gregg and his children, Duane Gregg of Hockessin, DE, John Miller, and daughter in law Donna, of Lancaster, PA, Joseph Miller and daughter in law Lisa of Oxford, PA, Bonnie Richardson of Hockessin, DE and son in law Carl Richardson. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great...

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Vance Evan Senecal Marian Joyce Cramer Senecal

Vance Evan Senecal Marian Joyce Cramer Senecal -2012

Vance Evan Senecal, 90, and Marian Joyce Cramer Senecal, 89, died peacefully together at home on May 25, 2012, from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. They had been married for 67 years. They met during World War II when Vance was an injured Navy pilot-in-training and Marian was a Navy nurse. As they were an inseparable couple, it is fitting that they died together. Vance was born on August 16, 1921, in Phillipston, PA, son of Leon and...

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Edward L. Stephan

Edward L. Stephan -2012

Edward L Stephan, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the home he was born in, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was a member of the greatest generation. He served with the 116th AAA Batallion and participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Ed was very proud and humbled by his service for his country and participated in reunions with his fellow soldiers for over...

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Jefferson L.  Troester

Jefferson L. Troester -2012

Jeff "Karma" Troester , 43, of Claymont, Delaware, left us suddenly on May 18, 2012 after a tragic accident at his workplace. Born in Philadelphia to Cherie and Rev. Louis Troester, Jeff was the first of four children. He grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, was involved in the boy scouts and graduated from Oxford Area High School in PA. He then served his country in the Air Force in the late 80s. After returning, he went into automotive...

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Geraldine R. Hope

Geraldine R. Hope -2012

Geraldine R. Hope, 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 20, at the Kentmere Nursing Facility. She was born in Upper Marlboro, MD and then lived in Baltimore, MD. She was the daughter of the late William and Marguerite Seipp. She was married to Paul C. Hope who passed away in 1992. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and fun grandmother. Geraldine was a graduate of Seton High School in Baltimore MD. She later worked as a...

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John Rodes Christie

John Rodes Christie -2012

John Rodes Christie, age 54, of both Wilmington, DE. and Philadelphia, PA., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 17, 2012. John was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of John Watson Christie, JR. and Helen Brittain Christie. He graduated from Concord High School in 1976, the University of Delaware in 1980 and earned his Law Degree from Widener University. He worked for several law firms as legal secretary and was most recently employed by the...

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Geraldine "Gerry" McKinley Garvin

Geraldine "Gerry" McKinley Garvin -2012

Geraldine McKinley Garvin of Wilmington, DE died Monday, May 14, 2012. Born in Boyne City, Michigan in 1922, she was the daughter of the late Donald A. and Isabel (Phillips) McKinley. She attended the University of Michigan (Phi Eta Stigma, Chi Omega) and transferred to Wellesley College, graduating Magna Cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa, Durant Scholar). She joined the U.S. War Records Project in Washington, D.C. In 1944, she married USAF...

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Evelyn Beasley Steijn

Evelyn Beasley Steijn -2012

Evelyn Beasley Steijn, age 87 of West Chester, PA, formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away on May 14, 2012 at Barclay Friends. The daughter of Willie D. and Lessie S. Beasley, Evelyn was born on December 29, 1924 in Wilson, North Carolina. In 1948 Mrs. Steijn graduated as a registered nurse from North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Winston-Salem, NC. She enjoyed working in surgical nursing, home health nursing, medical...

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Nancy Reginald Courtney Godbold

Nancy Reginald Courtney Godbold -2012

Nancy Reginald Courtney Godbold, widow of Warren Godbold Jr., died Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Newark, Delaware. She was born in Aiken, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Reginald Courtney and Frances Kerr Courtney Wise. She was a graduate of Aiken High School and attended Winthrop College. She was a member of the Colonial Dames and the Edisto Island Open Land Trust as well as The Edisto Historical Society. She is survived by two...

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Ethel Hartman Bush -2012

Ethel Hartman Bush passed away Friday May 11 at the age of 95. She grew up in Torresdale Manor, swimming and boating on the Delaware. At Bensalem High School, she played basketball and trumpet and was a Girl Scout. She was married to Harry J. Bush in 1942. After being a stay-at-home Mom for 18 years, she worked in the Investment Department of Wilmington Trust Co., retiring at the age of 70. While there, she was an officer in the American...

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Robert B. Taylor, Jr.

Robert B. Taylor, Jr. -2012

Robert B. Taylor, Jr. was born on October 13, 1920, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, to Robert B. and Bertha V. Taylor. He graduated from Norristown High School as valedictorian in 1937, and with honors from Swarthmore College. He received his masters degree from Ohio State and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Penn State, where he also was an instructor. He joined DuPont in 1946 to do research on what was to become "Orlon", later spent 10...

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Lois Carol Stewart -2012

The family of the late Lois Carol Streithof Stewart celebrates her joyful and inspiring life of 83 years. Lois is remembered especially for her devotion to family, constant friendship, graceful spirit, wise counsel and enduring faith. Born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1929, Lois was the daughter of Mabel Yates and C. Perry Streithof. She was a graduate of P.S DuPont High School, Class of 1947, where she met R. Alan Stewart, her...

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William James Hill IV

William James Hill IV -2012

William James Hill IV, husband of Peggy Kelk Hill, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Lewes, Delaware. Jim was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on February 5, 1939. He was the twin-son of William James Hill III and Margaret Louise Hill Little. Jim was a 1957 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He was employed with Hercules, Inc. for 34 years and with Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET) for 6 years. He retired in 2001 and moved from...

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Robert H. (Bob) Baker, Jr. -2012

Robert H (Bob) Baker, Jr. passed away May 5th. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of Robert H Baker, Sr. and Julia Eggleston Baker. He graduated from The Baylor School in Chattanooga and entered Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His schooling was interrupted by service in the United States Navy at the end of the Second World War. He completed his college education at The University of Chattanooga. Mr. Baker came to Wilmington to...

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Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, Jr.

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, Jr. -2012

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, Jr. died on 4 May 2012 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy G. and William H. Frederick, Jr. near Wilmington, Delaware. The cause of death was a brain tumor. He was the retired Director of the Archaeological Exploration at Sardis, Turkey (Nr. Izmir) and retired professor of Classics and Archaeology at University of California – Berkeley. He was born on June 3, 1937 in Wilmington, Delaware. ...

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Mary M. Forbes -2012

Mary M. Forbes Age 88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was born in Easton, MD to the late William and Mabel Maloney. A graduate of Claymont High School and Goldey College, she was employed by General Chemical for 10 yrs and then enjoyed a career of 39 yrs at Greif Bros. Corp. Mary was happily married to Charles S. Forbes for 32 years until his death in 1979. She was also predeceased by her sister, Ruthana...

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