Obituaries

 

First Name Last Name
Duane O. Paulsen

Duane O. Paulsen -2012

Duane Owen Paulsen age 89 of Wilmington, DE died on November 15, 2012. A long-time resident of North Wilmington, he was a World War II Veteran, graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa, and was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. Mr. Paulsen was a Chemist and a Product Specialist for the DuPont Company from graduation to retirement. During his long career with the DuPont Company he worked on the West Coast (Redwood City, CA)...

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Dorothy Robin -2012

There is no obituary at this time Funeral services are: Tuesday December 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road Burial will be private

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Charles S. Joanedis -2012

Charles S. Joanedis, 85, died September 19, 2012 at his home in Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. Born in New York City, Chuck served in the Navy in WWII, and then earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1950. After six years in the chemical industry, he joined Getty Oil Co. at its Delaware City refinery. During his 28-year career with Getty, he held positions in Delaware, New York...

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Vernon Matt Lamkin

Vernon Matt Lamkin -2012

Vernon "Matt" R. Lamkin, 80, passed away in Danvers, MA on November 10, 2012. Matt was born to the late Emma & Harold Lamkin in Egg Harbor, N.J. He graduated from Egg Harbor H.S. in 1949 and attended the University of Delaware where he had a very successful baseball & basketball career. He then served in the United States Army before becoming a successful business man at Analtech, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1961 and retired from in...

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Donald C. Knodel

Donald C. Knodel -2012

Donald C. Knodel Donald Knodel, age 81, died October 30, 2012, in Glen Mills, PA. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, to Charles and Dora Knodel. In 1941 the family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, and Don attended Mount Pleasant schools. In 1949 he was graduated from P. S. du Pont High School. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In 1957 he was graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in...

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Marie J. Anstey

Marie J. Anstey -2012

Marie J. Anstey, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away at St. Francis Hospital on October 31, 2012. Mrs. Anstey was a homemaker and had a great love of gardening and a wonderful "green thumb." She especially enjoyed her greenhouse in the back of her home. She was an American Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer, long-term member of St. Mary Magdalen Church, and a member of Concord Quilters where she served as Treasurer. Mrs. Anstey was...

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Catherine C. Meehan

Catherine C. Meehan -2012

Catherine C. Meehan Catherine C. Meehan, a Wilmington, DE native, died October 20, 2012 at the St. Francis Hospital Compassionate Care Hospice. She was 84. Daughter of William P. Sisofo Sr., the tailor and dry cleaner, and Catherine Joyce Sisofo, Catherine was predeceased by brother William P. Jr. She attended St. Peter's High School in New Castle, DE and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned the RN degree and was...

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Barry W. Murphy

Barry W. Murphy -2012

Barry W. Murphy of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Wellesley Hills and Osterville, MA, died on Monday October 29, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Maurice and Helen Murphy of Boston, MA. Barry was a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1957. He proudly served his country in the Korean War. He was a partner of Bache & Co., and founder and president of Barry Murphy & Co., Inc. a national...

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Francis X. Williams -2012

Francis X. Williams, age 46, of Wilmington, passed away on November 1, 2012. Francis graduated from The Salesianum School in 1984. He was a proud member of The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local #5, for over 25 years. He owned and operated his own elevator company. He loved his goldens, Frazier and Cookie. Francis was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding his Harley. He loved spending time watching his nephews and nieces...

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Craig Thomas Aronhalt -2012

Craig Thomas Aronhalt Age 51, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Craig worked in the investment and financial services industry for over 30 years and was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School and the Johns Hopkins University. Craig was a beloved son, husband and father, who adored his family and their time together. Memories of Craig will be cherished forever. Craig is survived by his parents, Liz and...

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Sara Ullman Talley

Sara Ullman Talley -2012

Sara Ullman Talley, age 75, of Talleyville, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday October 31, 2012. She was a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School and a 1973 graduate of the Wilmington School of Nursing. Sara valued her time at her summer home in Virginia Beach where she enjoyed the community of family and friends on 87th Street. She had a fulfilling career in nursing, serving in a variety of roles, notably as Head Nurse of...

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Robert Lee Benson

Robert Lee Benson -2012

Reverend Robert Lee Benson (Retired) passed away peacefully in his home on October 24th 2012. He was born in Holden, West Virginia on February 18, 1931. He was the second son of Nicholas M. and Maude S. Benson. In his younger years and in college he enjoyed working with youth programs, becoming an assistant camp director at Pocohanna Summer Camp and became a YMCA Water Safety Instructor. When their family moved to Wilkes-Barre,...

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Jean Barclay Blythe -2012

Jean Barclay Blythe, beloved daughter of the late Lois and Richard Blythe, generous Aunt and benefactor to her many nieces and nephews passed away on November 1, 2012. A graduate of Smith College, she achieved an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and spent her professional life within the financial services industry. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. It is Jean's wish that we remember the laughter we shared with her. ...

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Joseph J.W. Jones

Joseph J.W. Jones -2012

Joseph J. W. Jones passed away on October 31, 2012. Joe was born in New Orleans, LA in1922 and moved with his family to Collingswood, NJ in 1935. He graduated from Collingswood High School in 1942 and attended Temple University on a football scholarship. Joe served in the Army Air Corps during WW II in Hawaii and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated in 1950 from LaSalle University. He married Catherine Simica of Pittsburgh, PA...

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Don Oconice Winslow

Don Oconice Winslow -2012

Don Oconice Winslow died on Friday October 19, 2012. He was born to Lindley Arthur Winslow and Blanch Herthel Winslow in March of 1927 in Franklin, Indiana. He graduated early from Franklin High School, at age 17, to enlist in the United States Army as the country was fighting the Second World War. He wanted to follow his older brother Norman into the service for our country. He was chosen to go into the Army Specialized Training Program to...

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William Donald Foglesong, Jr.

William Donald Foglesong, Jr. -2012

William Donald Foglesong, Jr., died at home with his wife at his side on October 23, 2012, at the age of 70. Bill was born and raised in Mason WV where he graduated from Wahama High School. After graduating from Marshall University in 1963, he received a Ph.D. Degree in 1968 in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois, where he met and married his wife Nina during their second year of graduate school. Bill spent his entire career...

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Boyd Anderson "Andy" Hopkins

Boyd Anderson "Andy" Hopkins -2012

Boyd Anderson "Andy" Hopkins, age 69 of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Swarthmore, PA died on October 18, 2012 on the 14th hole of the Delcastle Golf Club in Wilmington. Andy's education included the Episcopal Academy, Dennison University and the University of Evansville. He began his first job in radio because he could play third base. He was a mid-day radio announcer for 19 years at WPEN Philadelphia where he played one hour of Frank...

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Richard C. Layton -2012

Richard C. Layton, 83, of Wilmington, DE died at home on October 14, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Layton served in the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean War and, using the G.I. bill, attended the Philadelphia College of Art in Philadelphia for two years upon his return. He studied art with Frank E. Schoonover, Carolyn Wyeth and with his mentor and friend Andrew Wyeth. He was the first curator of the Brandywine River Museum in...

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Alan Schanes -2012

Alan Schanes, age 88, of Wilmington, passed away at Shipley Manor on October 18, 2012. Mr. Schanes was born in New York in 1924. He graduated from Columbia University and worked for the DuPont Company for 40 years retiring in 1987 with assignments in The Netherlands and Geneva, Switzerland. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy, his two children, daughter Linda of West Chester, PA and son David and his wife Stephanie, their three...

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Robert West Lamborn -2012

Robert West Lamborn, 95, of Naples, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 30th. Bob was born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 10, 1917 and was the only child of West and Elizabeth Lamborn (nee Murphy). After attending college, Bob enlisted in the Navy and served honorably for four years. During his service, he was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and also served in the Office of Censorship in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was a...

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Irene Ann Dusek

Irene Ann Dusek -2012

Irene Ann Dusek, 92 of Wilmington and formerly of Chicago passed away peacefully at home on Monday October 8, 2012 with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Dusek was an excellent seamstress. She was a creative homemaker who loved to bake, crochet, sew and work with ceramics. She was a loving wife, excellent mother and grandmother. She is predeceased by her son, Michael E. Dusek. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Edward A. Dusek of...

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George B. "Chester" Jack, Jr. -2012

George B. Jack, Jr. "Chester" George B. Jack, Jr. of Talleyville, age 78, husband and father, passed away at Foulk Manor South on September 23, 2012. Born in Sewickly, PA, he was the second child of the late George B & Eileen Jack (Conroy-Hill) of Winterthur. A '51 graduate of A.I. DuPont High School, he went on to serve his Country in the Army, from 1951 – 1954. While stationed in Germany, he honed his skills as a mechanic. After his...

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Alice Salter

Alice Salter -2012

Alice Salter, age 83, passed away on October 6, 2012 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware. Mrs. Salter was born in 1929 in Niagara Falls, New York. She was the daughter of Armenhoui Shahinian and Hachig Bagdasarian. She was a 1947 graduate of Niagara Falls High School and was employed by the DuPont Company in Niagara Falls and Wilmington for 23 years. Mrs. Salter was a member of Skyline United Methodist Church. Mrs. Salter was...

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Joseph Anthony Dunphy

Joseph Anthony Dunphy -2012

Joseph A. Dunphy, age 86, of Hockessin, Delaware, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Anna (Sullivan) and Joseph A. Sr., passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 62 years at his side on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in the bucolic setting of Delaware Hospice in Milford. After high school at the Holy Family Academy of Bayonne, NJ, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science...

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Daniel D. Friel

Daniel D. Friel -2012

Daniel D Friel 1920-2012 Daniel D. Friel, a resident of Greenville, Del. and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Edgecraft Corporation, passed away on September 21, 2012. He was 92. Born in 1920 in Queenstown, Md., Mr. Friel received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1942. He began his career on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago where the first atomic reactor was...

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