Obituaries

 

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Vasantprabha M. Sheth -2014

Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm at Chandler Funeral Home,7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may visit from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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Regina W. Walter

Regina W. Walter -2014

Regina (Judy) White Walter age 92 of Wilmington, DE passed away at the home of her daughter on January 28, 2014. Regina was born in Chester, PA on February 27, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (McAllister) Doris. She is predeceased by her first husband, Ernest T. White, in 1964 and her second husband, Sylvester H. Walter, in 1981. She was also predeceased by her great-granddaughter, Avery Noel Thompson, and her grandson-in...

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Lorraine J. Skinner

Lorraine J. Skinner -2014

Lorraine J. Skinner, age 79, of Dunnellon, Florida, who lived a wonderful and blessed life, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends, on January 26, 2014 after a courageous battle with bile duct cancer. Lorraine was born in Philadelphia, PA to Stephen and Anna Niemczura and grew up in Brigantine, NJ. After marrying Charles R. Skinner, she settled in New Castle, DE and then Florida. Lorraine was a dedicated nurse...

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Nancy S.  Hebner

Nancy S. Hebner -2014

Nancy Spurney Hebner: January 20, 2014 Mom passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children, Elizabeth Hebner Weiss, William Logan Hebner and Cristina Hebner Mayhew, and grandsons Michael Yusef and Aaron Jonathan Weiss. She was born in Manhattan in 1929 to the late Felix and Elizabeth Sloane Spurney. Felix managed government construction contracts, so she grew up in different places: Long Island and Rome in New York, New Jersey,...

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Harlan Scott -2014

Harlan Scott, 95, of Wilmington, DE, died at Stonegates, on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Mr. Scott was born in 1918, the son of the late Harlan George Scott and Deborah Halsey Scott of Wilmington. He attended Tower Hill School, Lawrenceville School and Yale University. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. Prior to his retirement he was a stockbroker with Laird, Bissell and Meads in Wilmington. Mr. Scott was...

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Elsie Kuepper Upton

Elsie Kuepper Upton -2014

Elsie Kuepper Upton, age 82, of Wilmington passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014. Elsie was born in Reading, PA but grew up in Montchanin in a home built by her parents, the late Otto and Adele Kuepper. She was a graduate of Alexis I. DuPont School and a proud member of A.I.'s marching band and color guard. Because she played multiple instruments, she filled in gladly wherever the band needed her. Elsie's passion for music followed...

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Paul Y. McCormick, Jr.

Paul Y. McCormick, Jr. -2014

Paul Y. McCormick, Jr., born in 1955, beloved son of Paul Yager McCormick (who predeceased him in 2013) and Sara Brown McCormick, cherished brother of Louise Sharp (Bob), Kathleen McCormick Mercer (Chris) and Sara Regalia (Bob), Paul lived a full life for over two years after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He was a 1973 graduate of Newark High School where, in addition to excelling in academics, he was a founding member of the Kazoo...

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Anne Gladding Stern

Anne Gladding Stern -2014

Anne Gladding Stern died peacefully in her sleep on January 23, 2014. Born in Carney's Point, NJ in 1920, she spent most of her childhood in Buffalo, NY where her father managed the DuPont rayon facility. One of five children, she was the daughter of Dr. Ernest Knight Gladding and Elizabeth Congdon Gladding. Anne graduated from The Buffalo Seminary, Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and Yale University School of Nursing where she received her...

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Thomas Edward McMillan

Thomas Edward McMillan -2014

Thomas Edward McMillan, age 56, died of cardiac arrest at his home in Mendenhall Village, Hockessin on January 17, 2014. Tom was the son of James G. McMillan, Jr. and the late Carol S. McMillan. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carla McMillan, and by his father and by his children Erin McMillan – a student at Tufts University School of Medicine – and Jason McMillan, a student at University of Delaware. He will be greatly missed by...

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Florence L. Williams -2014

Florence Louise Williams died on January 22, 2014. Chemist and educator, she was the first woman to be awarded a PhD by the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania. As a chemist, she worked for the U.S. Army Ordnance Division and the Hercules Corp. As an educator, she taught at Drexel University and the Tower Hill School. She volunteered in the Education and Malacology Departments of the Delaware Museum of Natural History for...

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Andrea Toeroek

Andrea Toeroek -2014

Andrea Toeroek, age 80 of Lititz, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away at her residence on Jan 19, 2014 of natural causes. She was born at Baja, Hungary in 1933. She immigrated to the USA about 1950 and became a naturalized citizen. Her maiden name was Irene Vari. She was married to Laszlo Toeroek of New York for 19 years. She is survived by one brother, Vari Matyas of Hungary and her significant other, John Perkins. She worked as an...

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Robert John Gamble, Jr.

Robert John Gamble, Jr. -2014

Robert John Gamble, Jr., age 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, peacefully passed away in Live Oak, FL on Wednesday January 8, 2014. He was born in 1923 in Wilmington, DE to Robert Sr. and Frances Gamble. A World War II veteran, Robert served with the U.S. Army in Burma with the Signal Core. Robert graduated from the University of Delaware in 1948 with an electrical engineering degree. Residing in Poughkeepsie...

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Regina Kelley Cassidy Abernethy

Regina Kelley Cassidy Abernethy -2014

Regina Kelley Cassidy Abernethy (Jean Kelley) passed away on January 13, 2014. Jean was born on November 13, 1927, the youngest child of Robert Burns Kelley and Mary Ethel (Watson) Kelley. Jean graduated from P.S. DuPont High School on January 21, 1945, where she played basketball and loved to go to the beach with her friends Betty Jo, Marion, and Charlotte. She attended Beacom College and worked for the DuPont Company in the Organic...

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Truston L. Davis III

Truston L. Davis III -2014

Truston L. Davis, III (Pop-Pop) of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014 at the age of 82. Mr. Davis was a native of Wilmington and was employed for 39 years at Bank of Delaware (PNC). He started as a Bank Runner and worked his way up to an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager. He was a member of the 25-year club and in 1988 was elected President for a one-year term. He was a graduate of PS duPont HS Class of...

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Doris Hayes Corner -2014

Doris Hayes Corner died peacefully (of pneumonia) on January 12, 2014 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. She was 92. Doris was born in suburban Philadelphia on October 31, 1921, the daughter of Elsie Phillips Hayes and Norman T. Hayes. She had one brother, Norman T. Hayes, Jr., who predeceased her. She lived in the Bryn Mawr area and graduated from The Baldwin School in 1939. She studied for two years at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts...

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Robert W. ("Bob") Johnson

Robert W. ("Bob") Johnson -2013

Robert W. ("Bob") Johnson, age 87, passed away Tuesday, December 31st after a brief illness. Bob was born to John B. & Shirrell Johnson in 1926 in Emporium, PA. After childhood years in PA and Hercules, CA, his family moved to Wilmington, DE where he lived until a 2007 move to Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, 5 children – Rob Johnson, Jr. (Sheila) of Rockville, MD, Barbara Newcombe (David) of...

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Margaret Crosbie Sweet McEvoy

Margaret Crosbie Sweet McEvoy -2013

I was born on September 28, 1925 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My father was Cyrus Hinsdell Sweet of Elbridge, NY. He was a banker who descended from the family of Joel Barlow. The Barlows came from England to Connecticut in 1640. Joel Barlow was a very prominent citizen during the very early years of our country. My mother, Margaret Crosbie, was English Canadian from a small town near Sarnia, Ontario. Her father, John E. Crosbie had been in the oil...

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Krishna Rabindran

Krishna Rabindran -2014

Krishna Rabindran of Newark, Delaware, died on January 9, 2014 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. He was 92. Dr. Rabindran was born on October 8, 1921 to Krishna Iyer and Janaki Ammal. He was married to Annapurna Rabindran who passed away in 2003. Dr. Rabindran was an organic chemist by profession, and worked in Hindustan Lever Ltd. (a subsidiary of Unilever) from 1960 to 1981, in Bombay, India. He was a member of the Sri Sathya...

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John Wheaton Watjen

John Wheaton Watjen -2014

Dr. John W. Watjen of Greenville, DE passed away peacefully January 9, after a short illness, surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 31, 1930 in Barrington, RI, to Albert E. and Sarah C. Watjen. He received a BS in Organic Chemistry with Honors at Brown University, his MS in Chemical Engineering from University of Delaware and his doctorate in the same field at University of Virginia. He served his country in the Korean War and...

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Henry McComb Winchester, Jr.

Henry McComb Winchester, Jr. -2013

Henry McComb Winchester, Jr. of Greenville, DE died peacefully at the age of 91 on Sunday, December 22 with his family by his side. A native Delawarean, Mr. Winchester graduated from Archmere Academy as a member of the Class of 1940. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he was president of his senior class and of his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter. As a captain in the United States Army, Mr. Winchester was a member of...

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Richard Charles Winchester

Richard Charles Winchester -2013

Richard Charles Winchester (Dickie), 79, of Millsboro, DE died peacefully at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA on Monday, December 23, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 8, 1934. Mr. Winchester graduated from Archmere Academy as a member of the Class of 1953. He was a graduate of Dickinson College Class of 1957. He also served in the United States Army as Captain. He retired from Long...

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Edward  Thomas "Eddie" Morris

Edward Thomas "Eddie" Morris -2013

Edward Thomas "Eddie" Morris, age 76, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Easton, Maryland, passed away on Saturday December 28, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Eddie was a floraculturalist and the owner and proprietor of W. D. Martine and Son on Shipley Road for over 50 years. He hosted the weekly radio program on WILM called "The Garden Club" for 30 years. Eddie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and was also a...

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Donna Marie (Nelson) Hanson

Donna Marie (Nelson) Hanson -2014

On January 4th, 2014, Donna Marie (Nelson) Hanson, 88, of Maris Grove, Glen Mills, PA, (formally of Wilmington, DE) went to meet her Lord, Jesus. Donna was proceeded in death by her parents, Maynard and Gladys (Loberg) Nelson of Marinette, Wisconsin, and is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert J. Hanson, her sister Carol Weisgerber, her five children; Robert Hanson Jr. (Barbara), Brian Hanson (Arlene), Barry Hanson (Jan), Sandra...

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Henry L. Maxwell, Sr.

Henry L. Maxwell, Sr. -2013

Henry Lineinger Maxwell Sr., age 88, of Glen Mills, PA ,formerly of Wilmington, passed into the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ on December 23, 2013 at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media PA. Henry ("Hank") was born and raised in Claymont and was proud to call himself a Delawarean until he moved to Maris Grove Retirement Community in 2012. Hank graduated from Claymont High School in 1942 and from the University of Delaware in 1949, after which he...

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Efan Ejimofor Amobi -2013

Funeral services for Efan will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday January 2, 2014 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington where family and friends may visit from 11:00 to 11:30 am. Interment will be private.

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