Obituaries

 

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Paul W. Best

Paul W. Best -2014

Paul W. Best, age 94 of Hockessin, died March 22, 2014 at Cokesbury Village. He was born in Middletown, PA in 1919 to James F. and Helen (Beck) Best. Paul graduated from Pennsylvania State University where he was active in Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. He married his high school sweetheart D. Pauline Baum who predeceased him in 2009. Paul worked for Hercules, Inc. for 43 years in Wisconsin, Virginia, Michigan, The Netherlands, London, and...

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Beth Harding Scheuerman -2014

On March 26, 2014, Beth Harding Scheuerman died peacefully at her home at Shipley Manor. Born in 1929, Beth grew up in Colby, KS. She attended Barnard College (in NYC) on a merit scholarship. In 1949 she graduated—first in her class, summa cum laude, majoring in mathematics. She returned to Kansas to marry her high school sweetheart, Hardy Scheuerman, whom she remained deeply in love with, all her life. In 1952 they moved to Wilmington,...

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Donald Dean Lloyd

Donald Dean Lloyd -2014

Donald Dean Lloyd passed away peacefully in the Compassionate Care Hospice unit at St. Francis Hospital on March 23, 2014. He was born to the late Emlen and Mildred Lloyd on July 12, 1933 in Wilmington, DE. Donald grew up in Gwinhurst and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1950 where he played football and basketball. He served in the United Sates Navy from July 1950 to July 1953. Devoted to his family, Don cared for his mother...

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Catherine Gayanne (Gay) Guzman

Catherine Gayanne (Gay) Guzman -2014

Catherine Gayanne (Gay) Guzman passed away and went to her eternal home on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her home in Smyrna, Delaware at the age of 77. Gay was born to Alberta and Samuel Dilley in New Jersey. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and began working in the publishing industry, eventually working as an executive secretary for Alcoa Aluminum Co. for close to 30 years. She was married to Wayne Guzman in 1958, and together they...

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George S. Hanna, Jr.

George S. Hanna, Jr. -2014

George S. Hanna, Jr., 78, passed away at the VA Medical Center Hospice in Coatesville, PA on February 12, 2014. Born and raised in Bellefonte, DE George was the son of the late Alma Bamber McGinnes and George S. Hanna, Sr. He is also predeceased by his daughter Eileen Bugsy Hanna. He served in the Army during the Korean War and worked locally at the GM plant, DrugHouse and Halls Freight in New Castle. George retired from Yellow Freight ...

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Lesley Christine Reach -2014

Lesley Christine Reach of Newark, DE died Friday February 21, 2014 at Seasons Hospice, Newark Delaware. Her loving husband was at her side. She was 67. Lesley was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James A. and Elizabeth M. Hall. As a child of Navy parents Lesley lived in several locations including Guam, San Diego, Virginia Beach and Bainbridge, Maryland. She graduated from Christiana High School and received a Bachelor of Science...

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Helen S. Vaala

Helen S. Vaala -2014

Helen S. Vaala, 98 years young, of Wilmington, DE passed away March 14, 2014 at ManorCare Health Services. She was born in 1915 in Harrison, NY to August and Minnie Siegmann. A lifelong advocate of the importance of education, Helen graduated from Harrison NY High School at age 16 and was awarded a scholarship to Randolph-Macon College where she received a Bachelor degree in French in 1936. During college she took on extra jobs to support...

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Margaret Whitney Mahood

Margaret Whitney Mahood -2014

Margaret Whitney Mahood, our dear Maggie, was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, on the twenty fourth of November, nineteen hundred and forty two and passed peacefully from this world on the sixteenth of March, twenty fourteen at her residence in Wilmington, Delaware. And though she has traveled to our Father's home, entering gratefully as a servant humble in service, mindful, dedicated and loving, her spirit remains through the many people...

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Dorothy A. Shackleford

Dorothy A. Shackleford -2014

Dorothy A Shackelford, age 81, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was born and raised in Wilmington and lived her entire life in the State of Delaware. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling, gardening, playing bridge, bird watching and shopping. Dorothy had other interests which included...

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Amelia White -2014

Amelia (Sack) White Amelia White passed away at Cokesbury Village on Wednesday March 19, 2014. Amelia, "Mimi" to her friends, was the last of six children born to Florence and Peter Sack in Sayreville, NJ in 1923. She married Courtland K. White, Jr. in 1944. This union began a long life of living in foreign countries and throughout the U.S. with three daughters; Chris, Daryl and Kathy in tow, yet managed all with grace and humor. ...

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Elaine June  Dobrzynski

Elaine June Dobrzynski -2014

Elaine June Dobrzynski Elaine Dobrzynski, 69 of Wilmington, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Elaine enjoyed working over 20 years in the banking industry, but loved being a wife and mother even more. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John (Jack) J. Dobrzynski, her children John J. Dobrzynski, Jr. (Jaclyn), Deborah L Dobrzynski (Marc), her granddaughter June A. Hazewski, her niece,...

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Victor Lee Rose

Victor Lee Rose -2014

Victor Lee Rose, age 73, of Newport passed away on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Cadia Rehabilitation in Wilmington. Mr. Rose was the son of the late Gorman Rose and Grace Rose Gliniak. He loved country music, gave lessons on guitar and enjoyed watching TV and sports programs. Mr. Rose was a past member of Minquas Fire Company No. 1. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rose was predeceased by his three brothers Riley, Ralph and Robert; two...

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Patrick Tomlan

Patrick Tomlan -2014

Patrick F. Tomlan, age 70, of Wilmington, passed away on March 16, 2014 in Season's Hospice at the Christiana Hospital after a battle with cancer. Mr. Tomlan was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1943 to the late Joseph Anthony and Evelyn Mae (Mork) Tomlan. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1965 with a degree in engineering and from the University of Illinois in 1969 with a PhD in chemical engineering. He met his future wife,...

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Ronald Edward Steward

Ronald Edward Steward -2014

Ronald Edward Steward, age 53, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on March 17, 2014. Ron graduated from Brandywine High School in 1979. He had a long career at Genesis Health Care. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Kathleen Steward; son Ryan; daughter Kristeen; sisters Sharon (Chas) McCormick and Michele (Grant) Wagner; and nieces and nephews. Services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions in Ron's name...

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George Giannaris

George Giannaris -2014

The Very Reverend Father George Giannaris, known and loved as "Father George", 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 16th. He had resided in Wilmington, Delaware with his Presbytera Mary. Fr. George was born in the village of Neohori, Greece, the first of five children of the late Katerina and Stefanos Giannaris on May 29, 1926. Fr. George started his life in Greece but he and his family moved to...

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William John Eissing, Jr.

William John Eissing, Jr. -2014

William John Eissing, Jr., age 92 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 6, 2014. He graduated from Darby High School in Darby, PA in 1939. He attended the Drexel Institute and the University of Delaware. William worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1939 to 1949, US Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and DuPont Company as a Research Technician from 1956 to 1985. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, AM Vets, Granite/Corinthian...

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Donald F. Stauffer

Donald F. Stauffer -2014

Donald Francis Stauffer A native of Wilmington, Delaware and long time resident of Kennett Township, Pennsylvania, and late of Jennersville, Pennsylvania, Donald F. Stauffer passed on at age 89 on February 28, 2014. Don was born and raised in Wilmington. He graduated from P. S DuPont High School in 1942. After a year at the University of Delaware, he volunteered for the U. S. Army and served in...

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Sally B. Walker -2014

Sally B. Walker, 92, of Greenville, DE formerly of New York, NY. died on Monday, March 10, 2014 in her home after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.. Sal was the daughter of the late Edith Parkhouse Walker and Lambert Roger Walker of Bellerose, NY. She graduated from the Cathedral School of St. Mary's and Finch College. After graduating from Finch, she began her career at Steuben Glass in New York, ultimately retiring as Executive Vice...

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James F. Kearns

James F. Kearns -2014

James F. Kearns, age 85, of Greenville, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Stonegates. Jim was born in Cleveland, OH, son of the late Allen and Mildred Kearns. He graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1946 and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in 1950. Jim worked for the DuPont Company for 41 years. He began his career in 1950 at the Waynesboro, VA textile fibers plant. During this assignment he...

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Geraldine Geri O'Neill -2014

Geraldine (Geri) Desmond O'Neill, age 83, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of New York City, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Cadia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following a long illness. She was the daughter of William and Delia Desmond, and was raised in Richmond Hill, a neighborhood in the Queens borough. In 1945 Geri graduated from St. Mary Gate of Heaven Grammar School and in 1949 from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy, both in Queens. ...

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Christopher M. Milcendeau

Christopher M. Milcendeau -2014

Christopher Milcendeau, age 36, of Wilmington, Delaware died in his home on Friday, March 7, 2014, surrounded by family after a brief but valiant battle against brain cancer. Chris was born in Littleton, New Hampshire, and spent most of his childhood in Carthage, North Carolina, graduating from Union Pines High School in 1996. In 2000, Chris graduated from Winthrop College with a finance degree. Chris worked at MBNA (now Bank of America) in...

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Napoleon I. Salameda

Napoleon I. Salameda -2014

Napoleon I. Salameda of Hockessin, DE, died peacefully at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital on Monday March 10, 2014 following complications of a stroke. He was 81 years old. "Noli" was born in Taal, Batangas, Philippines and came to the United States with his wife, Dr. Lolita R. Salameda, deceased in 2007, and settled in Wilmington in 1958. He worked for many years with DuPont as an accountant and also worked later with Corpus Christi...

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Elizabeth M. Castiglione

Elizabeth M. Castiglione -2014

Elizabeth M. (Finnegan) Castiglione "Betty" 86 Wilmington, DE Elizabeth M. Castiglione of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Bertha Finnegan. Betty graduated from John Bartram High School. She worked for Gimbels, General Electric, Folcroft School and lastly Rollins Truck Leasing for 32 years. After...

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Howard Vaughn Rutter

Howard Vaughn Rutter -2014

Howard Vaughn Rutter, age 87, passed away Saturday March 1 at his residence in Cokesbury Retirement Community. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Harvey P., Sr. and Helen McVey Rutter. A graduate of Conrad High School, Vaughn attended Niagara University and Goldey Beacom College. Following his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he was employed as an accountant with Hercules for 20 years and then worked for...

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Marlene A.  Ciechoski

Marlene A. Ciechoski -2014

Marlene Ciechoski died suddenly on March 2, 2014, as a result of complications from chronic illness. She was 69 years old. She dedicated her life to serving others, both in her personal relationships and in her career. Marlene was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, in 1944 to Elsie and Adam Ciechoski. She attended Wilkes-Barre College of Nursing and eventually earned a Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware before completing...

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