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Mary E. Liarakos

Mary E. Liarakos -2013

Mary E. Liarakos, age 88 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2013, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Louis B. Eliades and Katherine Fitzpatrick Eliades. She went to St. Athanasius School in Philadelphia, graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School and attended Temple University. Mary worked as an executive secretary at Rohm & Haas and later at DuPont Company in...

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Virginia Grace Armstrong

Virginia Grace Armstrong -2013

Virginia Grace Armstrong, a most gracious and elegant lady, departed this life to make a new home with The Lord and her loved ones on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The luck of the Irish was certainly with her, as she lived to be ninety one years of age. Ginny, as she was affectionately known, was born in 1922. She attended Wilmington public schools, Ursuline Academy and Mary Washington College. Her childhood years were abundant with joy, as she...

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Mary Krapf Anderson

Mary Krapf Anderson -2013

Mary Krapf Anderson of Bradenton, Florida passed away peacefully in her home on August 25th with her children by her side. She was 58 years old. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and was in remission until recently when the cancer returned. Mary previously lived in Wilmington for a number of years where she raised her family and worked out of St. Francis Hospital as a dialysis nurse. In 1998, she moved to Plano, TX...

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Edward L Connors

Edward L Connors -2013

Edward Lawrence Connors Edward Lawrence Connors, age 83, of Wilmington, died Friday, August 16, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Chester, PA and was the son of the late Leo A. and Margaret C. (Mundy) Connors. Ed attended St. Robert's Grammar School and graduated in 1947 from St. James High School in Chester, PA, where he played basketball. He graduated in 1951 with a B.S. in Business Administration from St. Joseph's...

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Richard E. Githens, Jr.

Richard E. Githens, Jr. -2013

Richard Githens, 93, passed away on August 15, 2013. He was born in Salem, NJ to Bertha and Richard Githens, Sr. Due to the depression, he lived in an orphanage until the age of 13. Dick worked and put himself through college and became a chemical engineer, working for the DuPont Co. for 38 years. Dick also served in the US Army Medics Group in the Philippines. His first wife, Caroline, passed away in 1997. He met and married the love of...

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Carol King Baker -2013

Carol King Baker passed away on August 19, 2013. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Theo F. King, Sr. and Hilda Hager King. She attended the Bright School and graduated from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga. She attended Randolph Macon Women's College and graduated from The University of Chattanooga, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. The Chi Omega chapter at what is now the University of Tennessee at...

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Ruth G. Dougherty -2013

Ruth G. Dougherty, age 89, passed away at home on August 20, 2013 after a long and fulfilled life. A native of Wilmington, DE, Ruth was the daughter of the late Samuel Green and Elizabeth Boyle. Ruth graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and later the Goldey Beacom Business School. She worked during the war for the Army at the Bellanca Aircraft Company and later the Veterans Administration. She also worked at the Bank of Delaware...

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Patricia A. Voge

Patricia A. Voge -2013

Patricia A. Voge, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday August 14, 2013. She was born in West Chester, PA, daughter of the late William and Mary Morris. While living her entire life in the Wilmington area, Pat traveled extensively earlier in life with her late husband Captain Don Voge. After his passing Pat's happiest times were spent with family and friends, sometimes at her beach house in Bethany, or Thanksgiving in Wisconsin or just a...

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Torsti Ossi Jalmari Oja, PhD

Torsti Ossi Jalmari Oja, PhD -2013

Torsti Ossi Jalmari Oja, at the age of 68, passed away peacefully this Wednesday, August 7th, while under the compassionate care of Christiana Hospital and Seasons Hospice. Originally from a small town residing in the arctic circle, Ylitornio, Finland, Torsti relocated to the United States with his family in 1994 to Wilmington, DE where he resided for the rest of his life. Torsti was an avid runner and continued to run tens of miles late...

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Norma Jean Wentworth

Norma Jean Wentworth -2013

Norma Jean Wentworth, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Boothwyn, PA and Flint, MI, passed away on Thursday August 8, 2013 at the age of 79. Norma was born in Flushing, MI to the late Charles and Gladys Schweiger. She graduated from Flint High School, married in Alaska, and spent her early years living abroad and in the United States as an Army wife. She lived and worked in Pennsylvania for most of her life, employed by the Franklin Mint from...

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Helen D Brezza

Helen D Brezza -2013

Helen DiPaolo Brezza, 86, passed away suddenly at home on August 8, 2013. Quietly with dignity, she "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God." Helen, a devoted, patient, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother was born in Marcus Hook, PA, graduated from Eddystone High School, and lived in Lindamere for the past 60 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Peter J. Brezza, in 2012. Helen joyously loved her...

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Daniel Joseph Lynch

Daniel Joseph Lynch -2013

Daniel Joseph Lynch of Wilmington, DE, passed away August 13, 2013. Mr. Lynch graduated from Wilmington High School in 1953, attended Wharton Business School for finance. He became Branch Manager for Farmer Bank and then worked for Southland Corp. owning a 7-Eleven store until he retired. He was a pitcher in a fast pitch softball league and loved playing basketball and billards with friends. Known as "Delaware Dan," he was an avid...

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Frederick J. Willoughby

Frederick J. Willoughby -2013

Fred Willoughby of Kennet Square Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at Brandywine/Longwood Assisted Living on August 13th, 2013 due to complications associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Fred was born in 1927 in Oceanside, Long Island, New York. When he was a teenager, he and his family moved to Wilmington where he attended P.S. DuPont High School. After high school he joined the Navy and achieved the rank of Seaman Second Class. Following his...

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Robert E. Tarney

Robert E. Tarney -2013

Dr. Robert E. Tarney, ("Bob") age 82 of Hockessin, DE passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Tarney attended Purdue University and University of Wisconsin where he obtained his BS and PhD in Chemistry. After obtaining his PhD he joined the DuPont Company's Elastomers Division Research Unit in Wilmington, DE and worked at DuPont for 40 years. He then consulted for an addition 5 years after retiring. The majority of his work was on Nordel ,...

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Jayant Patel -2013

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday August 11, 2013at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may visit from 1 to 2 pm.

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Richard  "Jerry" Riegel, Jr.

Richard "Jerry" Riegel, Jr. -2013

Richard E. "Jerry" Riegel, Jr., of Montchanin, DE and Fishers Island, NY died peacefully August 11, 2013 due to complications associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Riegel was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1935, the oldest son of Edith du Pont of Wilmington and Richard Eveland Riegel of Philadelphia. His educational years included Tower Hill School, the Fessenden School, the Hun School, Columbia University and the University of Delaware. ...

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Robert C. Barlow -2013

Robert C. Barlow, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2013 at Forwood Manor, where he resided for almost nine years. Predeceased by his parents, Ethel Castles Barlow and Robert Gamble Barlow, he formerly resided on 18th Street in Wilmington. He attended Pierre S. duPont High School, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in accounting, subsequently receiving his CPA licensure. A veteran of the US Army,...

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Isaac G. (IG) Cleaver

Isaac G. (IG) Cleaver -2013

Isaac G. Cleaver II Named after his grandfather, but known to everyone as IG, Isaac G. Cleaver passed away on Wed. July 10, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia. Prior to this journey, IG was a positive person who was always active & fit, his favorite sports being hunting, tennis, golf, jogging and body surfing at the beach. IG is the son of Eleanor D. Cleaver and was predeceased by his father Frederick R. Cleaver,...

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Catherine Collison

Catherine Collison 1914-2013

Catherine Collison left for yet another adventure August 9, 2013. She enjoyed life to the fullest into her 100th year. She was born in Norfolk, VA on February 15, 1914. Catherine Collison founded Delaware Doll and Toy Collector's Club, was a past President of the Women of Christ Church, a poet, dancer, clown and, with an unassuming outreach, believed in helping the individual. She founded her own tutorial service, Academic Achievement,...

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Ellen Draper Chadwick

Ellen Draper Chadwick -2013

Ellen Draper Chadwick of Chadds Ford, PA and Sulphur Well, KY died peacefully at home after a long battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 67. Daughter of Ford B. and Katharine R. Draper, Ellen was married to Robert Chadwick for 27 years. She attended Tower Hill School, Foxcroft School, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and continued studying art in Rome, Italy where she lived for nine years and traveled widely around the world. She moved...

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Denise Cooper

Denise Cooper -2013

Alice Denise Bennett Cooper, age 62, of Wilmington, DE passed away on August 1, 2013. Denise was born in Wilmington, DE, daughter of the late Cora Whittaker Bennett. She graduated Conrad High School in 1969 and the University of Delaware in 1973, with a B.A. in Education. She was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Sarah and Amanda. She proudly raised her girls and enjoyed traveling to visit with them. She valued her friendships and...

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Bruce Anthony Conrad

Bruce Anthony Conrad -2013

Bruce Anthony Conrad, age 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on August 6, 2013, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). He was born in Cheverly, MD, to James and Roberta Conrad, also of Wilmington, DE. He was graduated from Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ, and studied trumpet performance at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degree in fine arts from...

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George L. Graf, Jr.

George L. Graf, Jr. -2013

George L. Graf, Jr. of Wilmington passed away on August 6, 2013 at the age of 96. He was born in Albany NY. George earned his undergraduate, master's degree and PhD in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 1942. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Xi and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternities. George went to work for the DuPont Company and remained for 39 years , working in Massachusetts, West Virginia, New Jersey and...

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William E. "Bill" Morris

William E. "Bill" Morris -2013

William E. (Bill) Morris Age 92, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013. He will be greatly missed not only by his family, but also by his many friends and political associates. Bill was born in Prairie Home, Missouri and graduated from University of Missouri in 1943. He worked first with Standard Oil, then with the DuPont Co. at Chamber Works, where he retired in 1982. Always active in political pursuits, Bill left a...

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Thakor R. Tailor

Thakor R. Tailor -2013

Thakorbhai R. Tailor, 78, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013, in the comfort of his family in Delaware. He was born in India in 1934, in the small town of Vyara in the state of Gujarat. He attended M.T.B. College Surat, graduating with a degree in chemistry and physics in 1956, and then joined the family textile business. Thakorbhai and Ilaben married in 1959 in Vyara. With the blessing and support of his older siblings, Thakorbhai...

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