Obituaries

 

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Ira Martin Kupferman -2012

Ira Martin Kupferman, age 64, of Newark, DE, died on Monday April 2, 2012 in the Christiana Hospital. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday April 4, 2012 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Burial will follow in Lombardy Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Road, Suite 1, Newark, DE 19711 or Delaware Humane Association,...

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Marion S. Muller -2012

Marion Smith Muller, daughter of George P. and Marion H. Smith, died on March 28, 2012. Mrs. Muller graduated from Wilmington High School and spent 30 years with DuPont in the Elastomers Record Center at the Experimental Station. She enjoyed solving cryptograms and was a member of Sellers Senior Center where she enjoyed activities with her friends. She is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Frank E. Muller in 1994, grandson Anthony...

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Corlinda A. Tarney

Corlinda A. Tarney -2012

Corlinda Alfoncina Tarney, of Hockessin, DE, died on Tuesday March 27, 2012. She was a student at Ursuline and Wilmington High Schools, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. She ran Corlinda's School of Dance and extended her love of dance to many of the local schools including Ursuline and Tower Hill, as well as teaching movement programs for the disabled. Corlinda also ran a basket importing business. She was always...

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Evelyn Louise (Wright) Giroso

Evelyn Louise (Wright) Giroso -2012

Age 90, of Wilmington, DE, was called Home on March 28, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House surrounded by loved ones. Born in Wilmington, Delaware to Elmer Burton and Helen Anna (Taylor) Wright, she was the oldest of 15 children. Evelyn was a sweet and loving mother who dedicated her life to her family and serving the Lord. She had a deep love for each of her children and cherished her 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The best gift...

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Sue Adams

Sue Adams -2012

Sue Adams, born June 9, 1951, passed away suddenly on March 27, 2012 due to complications from Parkinson's and following a valiant nine-year battle with the disease. Sue held a Bachelor's of Accounting degree from the University of Arkansas and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She retired in 2005 after a career at Christiana Care Health Systems, most recently as Director of Financial Management Services. ...

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Michael Harasika, Jr.

Michael Harasika, Jr. -2012

Michael Harasika, Jr., age 69 of Wilmington, DE died on Wednesday March 21, 2012 while in St. Francis Hospital. Michael was a graduate of Chester High School '61, University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering '67, and Widener University (formerly PMC) with an MBA. He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Philadelphia. He then worked as a process engineer at the Texaco Refinery in Westville, NJ for...

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Samuel A. Cappiello -2012

Samuel A. Cappiello, age 87 of Wilmington passed away on Saturday March 24, 2012. Sam was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Anthony Cappiello and Teresa Vassallo. He is a Naval Veteran of the Armed Guard and served his country proudly during World War II. He is survived by his sons Samuel D. Cappiello of Vienna, VA and Robert P. Cappiello of Newark, DE; sisters Cecelia Cappiello and Anna Graziosi of Wyckoff, NJ; 5 grandchildren...

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John L. Hitch -2012

John L. Hitch, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, DE, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. John was the son of the late Harry and Georgia Hitch. He worked for the duPont Company for 29 years, retiring in 1978. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in Europe during WWII and he was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In addition to his parents, he is pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by his...

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Anton Oliver Melby -2012

Anton Oliver Melby, age 89, died of pulmonary complications on Friday March 23, 2012 at the Wilmington Hospital. He was born in 1923 in Whitehall, Wisconsin to William Hazard Melby and Faith Van Tassel Melby. After Anton graduated from Blair High School, he enrolled in the University of Wisconsin with a major in chemical engineering. World War II interrupted his senior year and he was drafted into the Army. He was always very proud to...

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Harry Sorensen -2012

Harry Roy Sorensen The Rev. Harry R. Sorensen of Pike Creek (Wilmington) Delaware died on March 18, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Father Sorensen was a priest of the Episcopal Church and served parishes in California and New Jersey. He lived in Delaware since his retirement in 1993 and served in Delaware as a priest associate of St. James Church, Mill Creek Hundred, and at the Church of the Nativity in New Castle....

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Marina Alexandratos

Marina Alexandratos -2012

Marina Alexandratos, age 66, of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on March 17, 2012. Marina was the daughter of George and Areti and was born and raised in Athens, Greece. There she began her career as a seamstress. She spoke with pride of crafting outfits for Greek celebrities. Marina was married to Antzoulis Alexandratos in 1970 and they emigrated to the United States in 1971. Marina was an extremely loving and devoted wife, mother and...

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Winston Joe Wayne

Winston Joe Wayne -2012

Winston Joe Wayne of Wilmington, Delaware died on March 21, 2012, at age 97. He was born on a farm near Oswego, in Kendall County, Illinois, where he grew up and graduated from Yorkville High School in 1932. Winston received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 1936 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1940. He was employed by the DuPont Company in Wilmington for 40 years as a research chemist. ...

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Doris May Weller Brofsky

Doris May Weller Brofsky -2012

Doris May Weller Brofsky Doris Brofsky passed away the first day of spring, March 20th, 2012, in Wilmington, Delaware, after a gallant and lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's. She was just shy of her 89th birthday. Ms Brofsky was born May 5th, 1923, in Philadelphia to Samuel and Nadia Weller. She was the third of three children; Harry and Mildred were her siblings, who preceded her in death many years ago. Ms Brofsky's artistic...

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Robert Churchill McConnell

Robert Churchill McConnell -2012

Robert Churchill McConnell, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 18, 2012 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. At age 17, Bob joined the U.S. Navy at the outbreak of WWII. After serving his country, he attended Vanderbuilt University where he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree. He was employed by Delmarva Power for thirty years. Bob was a founding member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He was a...

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Bernard C. Koch

Bernard C. Koch -2012

Bernard C. Koch, age 89, of Chalfonte, Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012. He was married to wife Felicia in 1948. Their children are: Bernard A. and his wife Ann of Wichata, KS, Daniel and his wife Kathleen of Wilmington, DE, Arlene Keenan of Chadds Ford, PA, Rita Holland and her husband Roger of San Antonio, TX, Kenneth of Norfolk, VA, Christa Gahagan and her husband Michael of Baltimore, MD, Michael and his wife Kay of San...

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William B. Vanneman, Jr.

William B. Vanneman, Jr. -2012

William B. Vanneman, Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice, St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Bill was born on November 4, 1925 in Salem, NJ to William B. and Helen H. Vanneman. He moved with his family to Wilmington in 1932 and lived across from Haynes Park on 32nd Street where his love of all things "baseball", especially the Philadelphia A's, began. Bill graduated from P. S. DuPont...

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Mary Kaye Carpenter -2012

Mary Kaye Carpenter passed away at home in the presence of her family on March 14, 2012. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 11, 1917. Mary Kaye, pronounced "Koye" and also known as "Mosie" to family and friends, was the daughter of the late Ethel and Zack Phelps. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. M. Carpenter, Jr., her sister, Jane M. Krieger, and her son, Kemble duPont Carpenter. Mosie grew up in...

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Gary George Marine

Gary George Marine -2012

Gary George Marine, 71, of Chadds Ford, PA and Cape May, NJ passed away at his Pennsylvania home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Gary was born in Wilmington, DE in March 1940, son of George and the late Charlotte Kavanaugh Marine. He graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School, Wesley College, and the University of Delaware, and worked at Wilmington Trust and Rollins Cablevision before establishing an independent agency with Nationwide...

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Dorothy Neff

Dorothy Neff -2012

Dorothy A. Neff departed this life on March 14, 2012 at age 87. Daughter of George and Ethel Adams, she graduated from Conrad High School and received her RN from the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a hospital nurse and was part of a group of medical professionals who travelled to California during the polio epidemic in the 1940's. After returning to Delaware, she married Stephen L. Neff and began a second career as a...

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Marjorie Moore Snave

Marjorie Moore Snave -2012

Marjorie Moore Snave, 83, went to heaven on March 13, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie was born to Raymond Cecil Moore and Georgine Waters Moore on November 29, 1928 in Lawrence, Kansas, an only child. She graduated from South Shore High School and attended DePauw University. The most important job to her was nurturing her family and her work with Westminster Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, her...

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Anne Flick Garrison

Anne Flick Garrison -2012

Anne Flick Garrison 1923-2012 Anne Flick Garrison, loving wife, mother, and educator, departed this life peacefully on March 2, 2012, as she held the hand of her devoted husband of 69 years. Born in Philadelphia in 1923, she was the daughter of Ardis Tanguay and Dr. John B. Flick, Sr. In 1942, she married Edward William Garrison in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Attending Baldwin School and Wellesley College, Anne completed her teaching...

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Robert  C. Jack

Robert C. Jack -2012

Robert Conroy Jack, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at home as a result of Melanoma Cancer. He was the son of the late George B. Jack, Sr. and Eileen Conroy Hill of Winterthur and is predeceased by his sister Maureen Hollihan (Pittsburgh, PA) and brother Ronald B. Jack (Lewes, DE). Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janet Edwards, and three children, Karen E. Gordy (husband William, children Ryan and Megan) of...

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Christian Scriver Rondestvedt,, Jr. -2012

Christian Scriver Rondestvedt, Jr. Christian Scriver Rondestvedt, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012. Chris was born on July 13, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest child of Christian S. and Stella Robertson Rondestvedt. He graduated from University High School in Minneapolis in 1938, then attended Deep Springs College, graduating in 1941. He earned his BS in chemistry from the University of...

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Albertus Van Cleeff -2012

Dr. Albertus Van Cleeff unexpectedly passed away on March 9, 2012. He was much loved by his family. He is survived by his wife Sophia, his two sons Martin and Sander, his daughters-in-law Heather and Shoobha, and his four grandchildren Maylin, Kaelan, Lucie and Phoebe. We will all miss him enormously. The interment will take place on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 12:30 PM in the Centre Meeting Cemetery on Center Meeting Road. There will...

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Edward S. Bloom

Edward S. Bloom -2012

Edward S. Bloom died of heart failure at Granite Farms Estate Thursday, March 8, 2012, birthdate of his late wife. Ed was born in Mascot, Nebraska on August 19, 1913. Until high school when his family moved to Lincoln, he was raised with his older brother, Irving (deceased) and younger sister, Fern (Heim) in western rural NE. While at the University of Nebraska, Ed's passion and potential in academics and music – he played the string...

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