Obituaries

 

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Claire Kalil -2013

Claire Homsy Kalil passed away March 1, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband Dr. James Kalil and their four children: Donald Kalil, Janice Ketcham, Laura Bedrossian and James Kalil, Jr. and her four grandchildren: Robert and Jeffrey Lawrence, Daniel Bedrossian and Jacqueline Kalil. She was a loving wife and mother who is remembered for her elaborate family celebrations and gourmet cooking. She enjoyed painting, traveling and...

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Patricia Mench Ellis, Ph.D.

Patricia Mench Ellis, Ph.D. -2013

Beloved spouse, mother, and sister, Pat was born in Rochester, NY on March 6, 1949 and departed this life on February 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents John Warren Mench and Doris Welker Mench of Rochester, NY. Pat is survived by her husband of 33 years David E. Ellis of Newark, DE; her children Katherine A. Ellis of Washington, D.C. and John C. Ellis of Westminster, CO, her brother John W. Mench of Spencerport, NY, and a...

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Dixie Thompson Mairs

Dixie Thompson Mairs -2013

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at the Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She would have been 88 years young on May 2. She was born in Princeton, WV and was a resident of Wilmington, DE for many years until moving five years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Louisiana. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas E. Mairs,...

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Lois Richards Bartron

Lois Richards Bartron 1947-2013

Lois Richards Bartron, age 66, passed away peacefully March 2, 2013 at Wilmington Hospital. She was born on February 1, 1947 in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Brandywine High School in 1966. She worked over the years for the Wilmington Trust Company, the Brandywine School District, Weichert and ReMax Realtors, and American Greetings. Loving spouse, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 46 years Wayne H. Bartron Sr.; her...

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Audrey A. Olsick -2013

Audrey Olsick of Chadds Ford, PA died at home on February 28, 2013. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Olsick. She graduated from the St. Joseph School of Nursing, Pittsburgh PA in 1964 and received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Columbia Pacific University. She was a Registered Nurse in Delaware and Pennsylvania and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware in 2008 after 20 years of service. Audrey...

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Bernard M. Conway

Bernard M. Conway -2013

Age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Born in 1937, in Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland, he was the son of Joseph Conway and Mai Dillon Conway. He immigrated to the United States in November 1956 not knowing anyone in the US, with forty dollars to his name and started a new life. He joined the Air Force in 1958 and was stationed in Germany, part of the Langerkopf...

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Katherine Montaigne

Katherine Montaigne -2013

Katherine Montaigne — who counseled special needs children, played a key role in the development of the Southern Chester County Soccer Association, and was a loving wife and mother of three children — died Monday at Christiana Hospital after a brief illness. She was 61. Katie, who was a beloved member of the Kennett Square and Chester County communities for nearly half a century, was born on September 1, 1951 in Seaford, Delaware, the...

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Jean Harpham

Jean Harpham -2013

Jean Mary (Wilkinson) Harpham passed away at home on Monday, February 25, surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she became a registered nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children. She married the late John Harpham on September 16, 1950. In 1951, they moved to Wilmington, DE, where John worked as a PhD chemist for Hercules. Along with the entire extended family, she returned every summer to the family...

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Carlo A. Maglione

Carlo A. Maglione -2013

Carlo Alessandro Maglione, age 31, of Wilmington, Delaware, died suddenly on Saturday, February 23, 2013 during his sleep. Carlo was born in 1982 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Franco Sr. and Mercedes Maglione. He attended St. Mary Magdalen School and he is a Salesianum High School graduate. He worked in the food and insurance industries for over ten years following completion of industry...

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Otho Wayne Gordon

Otho Wayne Gordon -2013

O. Wayne Gordon Otho Wayne Gordon, age 85, of Wilmington, DE went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Born near Independence, Kansas, in 1927 he was the son of Otho and Alice Gordon. He graduated from Field Kinley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas and married his childhood sweetheart, Wilma Lee Hodges on July 10, 1947, shortly after his return from service with the Navy. Wayne worked in the aircraft industry at Lear Jet...

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Leonard E. Hayward  II

Leonard E. Hayward II -2013

Leonard E. Hayward II "Zukie" Age 78, of Wilmington, DE, died on February 22, 2013. Len was raised in Wilmington and New Jersey. He married his high school sweetheart Joann (Centuolo), who preceded him in death in 2012. They were longtime residents of Fairfax. Len served in the Army for 2 years from 1957-1959, during which he became a father. He then became a lab technician at DuPont, followed by Hercules for over 30 years. He was active at...

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Peggy Ender

Peggy Ender -2013

Peggy Ender passed away on Saturday, February 23rd, surrounded by the love and warmth of her family and the tender care of Brandywine Senior Living. Born in Shenandoah, PA on January 8th, 1919, Peggy came to Wilmington, DE in 1945. She married Charlie Ender in 1950 and they were happily married for 31 years. She is survived by her children David Ender and his wife Hollys Harloff-Ender of Atlanta, GA, and Sally Ender Rumer and her husband...

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Edward Joseph Williams, Sr.

Edward Joseph Williams, Sr. -2013

Edward Joseph Williams, Sr. of Hockessin passed away on February 16 at the age of 86. Edward "Edd" will be remembered as kind and loving by his surviving wife of 62 years, Rhoena Nichols Williams, and his children: Julia Williams Punderson (Jeffrey) of Easton, MD, Edward Joseph Williams, Jr. of Wilmington, Patricia Williams Carothers (Alan) of State College, PA, Neal Paul Williams of Hockessin, and Naomi Williams McCafferty (Michael) of...

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Dolores A. Dietrich

Dolores A. Dietrich -2013

Dolores A. Dietrich, 89, fittingly passed away on a day of love, Valentine╩╝s Day. Her life was all about love -- love of family, friends, and life. Dolores was born in 1923 in Cazenovia, NY. She and her two sisters were best of friends and spent their early years in the small, close-knit community of Cincinnatus, NY. Dolores and her future husband, Francis Marion ("Deat") met when they were children and were inseparable after they began...

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Daniel H. Karvounis, Sr.

Daniel H. Karvounis, Sr. -2013

Daniel H. Karvounis Sr., age 91, of Wilmington, DE and Avalon, NJ, died on Monday, February 18, 2013. Daniel was born in Hazleton, PA, the son of the late Harry and Mary Karvounis. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. He was a veteran of W.W.II, serving in the United States Coast Guard. Daniel was an owner/partnership in Ray Panella's Ski Shop in Wilmington, DE. He was also owner of Eleanor's Gifts in Wildwood, NJ. ...

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Laurance McPheeters

Laurance McPheeters -2013

Laurance McPheeters Age 87, died peacefully on February 17, 2013 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, DE. Larry was born on March 12, 1925 in Chattanooga, TN, the only child of James Douglas Laurance and Margaret Caroline Read McPheeters. Larry was an honor graduate of the Baylor School in Chattanooga. He earned his Eagle Scout badge as a member of the scout troop at First Presbyterian Church. After high school,...

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Alice C Stephenson

Alice C Stephenson -2013

Alice Jane "Crowe" Stephenson was born to parents Otis H. Crowe and Nettie Mae Hartley on December 30, 1925 near Muncie, Indiana. After 10 years in Muncie, the family moved to Tampa, Florida for the health benefit of their first-born child, a son, Harold. A year later, Otis was offered the job of manager of the Atlanta (Georgia) gas company's automotive fleet. The Crowe parents were residents of Atlanta for the rest of their lives. Alice...

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Jennie Chiffons

Jennie Chiffons -2013

Jennie Chiffons, age 91, of Hockessin, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2013 at Christiana Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary Ogorek and the wife of the late Eldridge Chiffons. She is survived by her children; Joan (Pete) Lisinski, John, Robert, Mary (Lon) Flurer, Steve, Judy (Dave) Eubanks and Edward (Leah) Chiffons, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. She is also survived...

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Lewis Caldwell Davis

Lewis Caldwell Davis -2013

Resident of Wilmington, DE; Cochranville, PA; Charleston, WV; New York, NY; Harbour Island, Bahamas; Greenbriar Hotel, WSS, WV; Coral Beach Club, Bermuda and...... Born in Charleston, WV -always ready to join in -Caldwell arrived a few weeks early. He attended Miss Dick's preschool, where he was noted for his social skills; Holz Elementary; and John Adams Jr. High, where as a member of the tennis team, he got to be a ballboy at US Open at...

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Dorothy L. Meyer -2013

Dorothy L. Meyer, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday February 19, 2013. Mrs. Meyer was born in 1920 in Duluth, MN., to the late William and Clotilda Krause. She was a homemaker and nurse's aide. She was predeceased by her daughter, Dorothy E. Meyer. She is survived by her children, Dennis of St. Paul, MN, Keith of Linden, NJ, Barbara of Wilmington, James of Loomis, WA and Charles of Chelan Falls, WA. Services will be private.

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Judy Mae Tomlan

Judy Mae Tomlan -2013

Judy Mae Tomlan, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Tomlan was born in Wadena, MN in 1947 to the late Raymond Frank and Mae Ethel (Anderson) Pickar. She graduated in 1967 from Vermillion State Junior College in Ely, MN. She married Patrick F. Tomlan in 1969. They moved to Delaware and she volunteered as a Program Assistant with the Easter Seals Society in Wilmington until...

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Andrew A. Zampini, Jr.

Andrew A. Zampini, Jr. -2013

Andy "Dee" Zampini was born in Wilmington in 1924 and passed away peacefully on February 13, 2013. He was the son of the late Andrew and Maria (Aldi) Zampini of Dugenta, Italy. Andy and his wife of 65 years, Anne (DeStefano) were the first of the Zampini family to move to the suburbs and purchased one of the first homes built in Fairfax where they lived for over fifty years. Andy attended Brown Vocational High School and served in the U.S...

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Raymond Winch

Raymond Winch -2013

Raymond Frank Winch 4/25/1924-1/25/2013 Raymond Frank Winch after a protracted battle with Lewy Body Parkinson's Disease, shed his body to go home to God on Friday Morning January 25th, 2013 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, Pa. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Jean Fischer Winch of Kennett Square, PA, his children Margaret "Peggy" Baird of Willow Grove, Pa, Nancy Elizabeth "Betsy" Murtha of Geigertown, Pa, Raymond F....

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Lillian E. Carver

Lillian E. Carver -2013

Lillian E. Carver, age 88, of Landenberg, PA, Passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Carver attended Willard Jr. High School and Wilmington High School. She was a nurses aid for many years at the Riverside Hospital in Wilmington prior to being a homemaker. She is predeceased by her husband, Eugene H. Carver, Sr., her mother and father, Emma and Allen Russell, her brothers Allen Russell ...

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Albert  J. dePolo

Albert J. dePolo -2013

Albert J. dePolo, age 92 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Sunrise Assisted Living on February 10, 2013. Albert was born in Wilmington in 1920 to proud parents, Remigio and Natalina Costella dePolo, immigrants from Northern Italy. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School where he starred as halfback on the football team. He was captain of the 1937 and 1938 teams. Albert served honorably as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during...

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