Obituaries

 

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Audrey Ransom

Audrey Ransom -2012

Florence Audrey Lawrence Ransom, 87, passed away on April 9, 2012 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, Jennersville, PA. Audrey was born in 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA to Charles and Florence Lawrence. She attended West View High School, was a member of the National Honor Society, and in 1941 matriculated at Margaret Morrison College of Carnegie Institute of Technology where she served as president of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta. In 1944...

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L. E. Trent -2012

L. E. Trent, age 93 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE died April 28, 2012 at Cokesbury Village. Mr. Trent was an active resident of Cokesbury Village for the last 25 years. Mr. Trent was born in Nashville, TN. He attended Roanoke College where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated from the University of Kentucky. During WWII, he was commissioned as an Officer in the US Navy. He served on the Battleship Nevada during the D...

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John "Jack" Muddiman

John "Jack" Muddiman -2012

John B.C. "Jack" Muddiman of North Star, died April 18th 2012 at Christiana Hospital at the age of 94. Jack was born in 1918, in Washington DC, the son of Allan Cobb Muddiman of Washington and Harriet Beatrice "Holly" Shaffer Muddiman of Williamsport PA. He attended the Cathedral Choir School in New York City, the Peddie School, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, largely working his way by a combination of academic scholarships and student...

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Edgar L. Mayne, Sr. -2012

Edgar L. Mayne, Sr. died April 25, 2012. Born in 1918, Ed was a lifelong resident of the Wilmington area. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Until shortly before his death, Ed was an active trap, skeet and sporting clays shooter. Ed was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Josephine. He is survived by his son Ned and daughter Julie. Committal services will be held on Monday, April 30, at 11:00 am at the Delaware Veterans...

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Theresa Saulin -2012

Theresa D. Saulin Theresa D. Saulin, age 78, of Broomall, PA died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Broomall Manor Nursing Home. Theresa was a resident of Philadelphia for 72 years. She was retired from National Publishing Co. after 40 years of service. She is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Stella Saulin. She is survived by her sister, Josephine Oneill and brother-in-law Al, of Wilmington, DE. Funeral services will be private and at the...

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Sakuntala Rangaswamy

Sakuntala Rangaswamy -2012

Mrs. Sakuntala Rangaswamy, wife of the late K. Rangaswamy, passed away peacefully in her sleep late on Saturday night, April 21, 2012. As she breathed her last in her room, with her family by her side, "Nanima", the name by which Mrs. Rangaswamy was affectionately known by everyone, came without fuss to the end of a life that had lasted a full ninety years. In the last couple of decades her family and friends had come to count on the ever...

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Jean H. Barthelson

Jean H. Barthelson -2012

Jean H. Barthelson, age 87 of Hockessin, died on Monday April 16, 2012 at the Christiana Hospital. Jean was an Army Air Corp member doing outstanding service as an air traffic controller and dispatcher during World War II. Jean worked for the Hercules Chemical Co. as a lab technician prior to her career as a mother. She was also known for her home building abilities and her extreme talent for landscaping. Jean was an avid and skilled...

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Wayne Lee Pledger

Wayne Lee Pledger -2012

Wayne Lee Pledger, age 64, of Wilmington, DE died Friday, March 30, 2012. Wayne attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas where he earned a Bachelors of Science in physics and graduated in 1969. Wayne was employed by the DuPont Company in the manufacturing and administrative divisions of the Photo Products Department. He was also an excellent cook and self employed under "Your Personal Chef." Wayne also enjoyed woodworking...

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Howard W. Watson, Jr.

Howard W. Watson, Jr. -2012

Howard W. Watson, Sr., age 88, of Holtwood, PA and formerly of Wallingford, PA passed away on Saturday April 14, 2012 in Wilmington, DE. Howard was born in Marcus Hook, grew up in Linwood and graduated from Chichester High School. Howard worked at Sunship as a ship fitter before entering the Navy. He was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 and served in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he worked as an auto mechanic. A pigeon fancier,...

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Joann Veronica Hayward

Joann Veronica Hayward -2012

Joann Veronica Hayward Joann entered her greatest journey on April 13, 2012. Joann was born June 1, 1937 in Philadelphia to Carman & Agnes Centuolo. She was a gifted vocalist & loved performing. Joann fell in love with Leonard at age 14, & they married in 1955. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Leonard Hayward II; daughter Donna Pepe (Michael), sons Leonard III (Kathi) and Paul (Gillian); grandchildren Nicole & Michael Pepe,...

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John "Uncle Jack""Nick" Nickerson -2012

John Nickerson of Claymont, Delaware passed on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Shipley Manor Nursing Home. He is predeceased by his loving mother Ann Nickerson. Jack served in the US Army in WWII and was stationed in Regensberg Germany. He retired from Phoenix Steel in 1988 after 33 years of service. Jack, a quiet non-assuming fellow, never hesitated to help someone in need and whose kind, gentle demeanor will be deeply missed by his many...

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Richard A. Northam, Sr.

Richard A. Northam, Sr. -2012

Richard A. (Dick) Northam Sr., age 82, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away Monday, April 17, 2012. Born on September 19, 1929 in Wilmington, DE, he was the only child of Alfred James and Alice Inez Northam. He grew up Wilmington, graduating from PS duPont High School in 1947. He was active in Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated Duke University in 1951, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. Dick was hired by the DuPont...

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Avery Noel Thompson

Avery Noel Thompson -2012

Avery Noel Thompson, age 7, of Newark, DE, passed away on April 17, 2012 at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. Avery attended the Meadowood Pre-School and was currently a first grader in Forest Oak Elementary. Avery was our beautiful little angel. Her wonderful and unique personality made an impression on all who knew her – family, friends, doctors, nurses, teachers and classmates. She shared a very special love with all her Aunts, Uncles...

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Margaret "Marge" Morrone -2012

Margaret (Marge) Morrone passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and husband on Saturday, April 7, 2012. She shared 84 years with us-filled with love and kindness. Marge was born in Clare, Mich, is a veteran from the Navy, a Navy wife of 21 years and our Mom. She was very active with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Sodality and Seaford Red Hats prior to her move to Sunrise Assisted Living with her husband. We will all miss her...

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Richard Northam

Richard Northam -2012

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Roberta  Louise Everly

Roberta Louise Everly -2012

"As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us." ~ TC Ring On April 14, 2012, God took back our Special Angel Roberta. Beloved daughter of the late Wilmer R., Jr. and Marjorie Everly. Roberta was born on June 15, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA, and attended St. Barbara's Catholic School, Philadelphia and St. Katherine Day School, Wynnewood, PA. Upon completion of school, she...

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Barbara Carr Bispham Paschall

Barbara Carr Bispham Paschall -2012

Barbara Carr Bispham Paschall died April 14, 2012 in her home town of Wilmington, Delaware. Born in 1931, she was the daughter of Julia Townsend and Edward Koons Bispham. Barbie attended the Tatnall School and graduated from St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia. Barbie belonged to the former Junior Board of the Delaware Hospital, the National Society of Colonial Dames in Delaware and was a volunteer for the Winterthur Guild. She...

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Betty Lee Buckley

Betty Lee Buckley -2012

Betty Lee Buckley, age 85, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and formerly of Hockessin, Delaware passed away, Good Friday, April 6, 2012. She was born in 1927, in Cambridge, Maryland, the daughter of the late Dora Taylor and the late Herbert Drandorff. On September 30, 1950, she married her beloved Earle N. (Sonny) Buckley, Jr, in Salisbury Maryland, and they resided in Seaford until moving to the Wilmington area in 1956. He preceded her...

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Marian Decker Hunt -2012

Marian Decker Hunt passed away peacefully in Greenville, DE on April 12, 2012. She was born in Elkton, MD in 1920 to Josef B. and Gertrude W. Decker. Marian will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a caring and loyal friend. She is survived by her daughters Eve Taylor (Bill) of Hernando, FL and Mary Jane Kirby of Wilmington, DE, sons Clif Hunt (Carol) of Greenville, DE and Chris Hunt (Linda...

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Walter W. Schmiegel

Walter W. Schmiegel -2012

In June 1951, a small ship docked in Hoboken, NJ. A ten-year old boy named Walter, his mother and older brother disembarked to begin a new life in America after fleeing from communist East Germany. They settled in Michigan, where Walter graduated from Birmingham High School and the University of Michigan. He received a M.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University prior to joining E.I. duPont de Nemours et...

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Eugene H. Carver, Sr.

Eugene H. Carver, Sr. -2012

Eugene H. Carver, Sr., age 80, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on April 9, 2012 at home. Mr. Carver was a graduate of Thomas F. Bayard High School and Brown Vocational High School. He was the owner/president of Cann Erickson, Inc. from May 1952 until his retirement in July 1996. He was a member of the Binding Industries of America, Printing Industries of America, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Advertising Club of Wilmington, Sales...

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Leland J. McMann

Leland J. McMann -2012

Leland J McMann, 86, former Marketing and Product Manager for Sun Oil Company, died peacefully on April 9, 2012 at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. During his 30 years with Sun Oil Company, Mr. McMann began his career as a sales rep and progressed to management positions in research, marketing, and planning for lubricants and fuels, Manager of Planning and Economics for Sunoco Overseas, and finally as Product Manager. He was a member of an...

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Peter C. Petrole -2012

Peter C. Petrole, age 52, of Wilmington, DE, formerly Tresckow, PA died suddenly on April 8, 2012. Peter was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Julie Sarmanian, loving father to son Peter F. and wife Katie Petrole, of Northampton, PA and daughter Kyra Leigh Petrole, of Canandaigua, NY, and grandfather to Bella and Brooklyn Petrole. Peter's companion King James the cat misses his buddy. Peter is also survived by his mother Esther,...

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Jane Ann Everly Blackburn Spencer -2012

"Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand; but I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand. The Lord has set me free." Jane Ann Spencer, age 67, of Nottingham, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Jane was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1944, daughter of the late Wilmer R. Jr. and Marjorie Everly. She graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1962. Her career spanned 30 years as a...

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Helen Wawerchak -2012

Helen Wawerchak, 89, formerly of Monessen, died April 7, 2012 after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle of Chadds Ford and daughter Judy, son-in-law Roger, granddaughter, Chelsey and grandson, Connor Firor of Landenberg. She is also survived by a nephew, Richard Sotak (Susan) of Albuquerque, NM, a sister-in-law, Kaye Wawerchak and nieces, Wende, Stacey and Vicki Wawerchak of California. She was preceded in death by...

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