Obituaries

 

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Marjorie McGuire Booker

Marjorie McGuire Booker -2013

Marjorie McGuire Booker, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was born in 1927 to George Orson and Marjorie Mae Combs McGuire in Grundy, VA. In 1947 she graduated from Randolph Macon Woman's College and moved to Waynesboro, VA to take up an elementary school teaching post. There she met her husband James Franklin Booker, and they were married in 1950. They moved to Wilmington in 1951 for Jim to...

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Robert Marion Busche

Robert Marion Busche 1926-2013

Bob passed away on February 2, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 14, 1926, the son of Ferdinand Busche and Irma Seim. Dr. Busche is survived by Emma Busche, his beloved wife of 32 years; his four children: Robert (Rick) and his wife Colleen of Claymont, DE, David and his wife Ellen of Round Rock, TX, Kristin Barlow and her husband Niles of Mountain Lakes, NJ, and Amy Silver and her husband Peter of Thousand...

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Marguerite A. Capano

Marguerite A. Capano -2013

Marguerite A. Capano, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 4, 2013. Marguerite was born on June 12, 1923 in Wilmington, Delaware. She was the daughter of the late Tomaso and Assunta Moglioni. Marguerite graduated from Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacon College. She married Louis J. Capano, Sr. in 1943. In the early days of their marriage, she worked at the Dupont Company and then went on to have 5 children. She...

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Lawrence Hartnett

Lawrence Hartnett -2013

Lawrence F. Hartnett, Sr. of Hockessin, Delaware departed this life on February 1, 2013 at age 82. He was the son of Francis and Madeleine Hartnett and was a native Delawarean who worked hard throughout his life. He knew he wanted to attend Salesianum High School but his parents could not afford to pay tuition so he worked numerous odd jobs and earned enough money to pay his own tuition. He continued his education and was graduated from the...

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Elizabeth R. Loughery -2013

Age 94, Betty passed away peacefully after a short illness on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. She was born in 1918. She spent her life generously caring for others particularly her family. She is survived by three children: Rosemary Loughery of Medford, NJ, Cindy Loughery (Sister Rose Andrea SSJ) of Newton Square, PA and Andi Chernekoff (Art) of Wilmington, DE. Betty was also blessed with 2 grandchildren, Amy...

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Margaret Y. Martinez

Margaret Y. Martinez -2013

Margaret Yarnall Martinez, 92, passed away on January 30, 2013 in Wilmington, DE. Born and raised nearby in rural Chester County, PA, she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she met her husband of 59 years, Boni P. Martinez (deceased). She settled in Wilmington and raised their three children. Awarded college and post graduate degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, she became a biology teacher at...

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Doris L. Fine -2013

Doris L. Fine, nee Doris Leshem, age 87, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully at home on February 5, 2013. She had courageously carried on after losing her beloved husband of 66 years, Jerry Fine, who passed away in 2008. Doris graduated with honors from P.S. DuPont High School and attended Goldey Beacom College. Doris and Jerry were married in 1942 and after Jerry entered the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps, she accompanied him to...

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George F. Taylor, Jr.

George F. Taylor, Jr. -2013

George F. Taylor, Jr. of Jenner's Pond Retirement Community of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2013. He was a faithful and loving husband and father. He was born in 1927 in Baltimore, MD, the only child to George F. Taylor Sr. and Sue T. Taylor (nee Leonard). George attended the Baltimore public schools, graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and immediately entered the Air Force. After completion of...

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Mary Boddorff Colbourn

Mary Boddorff Colbourn -2013

Mary Boddorff Colbourn, age 65, of Centreville, DE, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, January 30. Mary was born in Hazelton, PA to Olga and Deane Boddorff. At age four her family relocated to Wilmington where her father was employed as an engineer with Hercules, Inc. She met her future husband while attending Mount Pleasant High School, from which she graduated in 1965. In 1969 she graduated from the University of Delaware with a...

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Jane Burnham Eliason

Jane Burnham Eliason -2013

Jane Burnham Eliason, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2013 at her home in Wilmington, Delaware. Born in Summit, New Jersey to the late Philip Weeks Burnham and Mary Phillips Burnham, she attended Summit High School in New Jersey until 1941. When her family moved to Wilmington, she graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1943 and graduated from Lasell College in Boston in 1945. Before her marriage to Thomas M. Eliason, Jr...

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Patrick Joseph McHugh, Sr.

Patrick Joseph McHugh, Sr. 1936-2013

PATRICK JOSEPH MCHUGH, SR. Patrick Joseph McHugh, Sr., age 76, of West Chester, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 26, 2013, due to complications following surgery. He was a man of great service to his faith, family and country. Born in Manhattan, New York on March 1, 1936, Pat was the son of the late Peter McHugh, Sr. and Ann Goodwin McHugh. He attended Incarnation School and Cardinal Hayes High School before...

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Thomas F. Massey -2013

Thomas F. Massey, age 60 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on February 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois (Jenkins) Massey and one sister, Martha (Mimi) M. Wilson. Formerly of Louisa Co, VA, He was a computer salesman for Hewlett-Packard. He is survived by his father, Thomas Massey, III, three daughters, Melissa Fischer, Jenna Westbrook and Tracey Huckins and one great grandson, Gabriel Wilfong. A private graveside...

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Patricia Frances Hubik

Patricia Frances Hubik -2013

Patricia Frances Hubik, age 58, died January 23, 2013 after a long illness. Pat was a person who lived life to its fullest despite her physical limitations. She became chronically ill as a young teen, yet graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and went on to Gardner Webb College. Pat lived independently for most of her life and was an enthusiastic, lifelong Phillies fan. Her Phillies friends were among her most cherished. As Harry...

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Marjorie S. Sears

Marjorie S. Sears -2013

Marjorie S. "Sis" Sears, age 95, of Greenville, Delaware, passed away on January 30, 2013 at Stonegates. Mrs. Sears was born in Wilmington to the late Ellen White and Ellwood Siemen. She was very proud to be a direct descendent of the White family, original owners of the "White" House in Rockland. Her great-grandfather farmed the land in Wilmington currently occupied by the DuPont Company Chestnut Run offices, the Silverbrook Cemetery and...

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Hallie Patricia Church

Hallie Patricia Church -2013

Age 81 of West Grove, PA passed away on Sunday January 27, 2013 due to renal failure. Patricia was born in Paris, TN to the late Ruth Allen Yarbrough and Burie Marshall Yarbrough. She was Salutatorian of the 1949 graduating class from Grove High School. She married Robert D. Church on August 30, 1953 and they celebrated 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1994. Her adult life was spent in Memphis, TN where she worked for the...

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Katherine Demetrious Galaris

Katherine Demetrious Galaris -2013

Katherine (Demetriou) Galaris, of Wilmington, DE, unexpectedly passed away on January 18, 2013, at the age of 79. As a young adult, Kathy became an accomplished violinist and a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Although she loved music, Kathy continued her education, graduating from Goldey Beacom College, and began her career in Philadelphia, working as an administrative assistant for an insurance company. She subsequently gained...

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Shirley L. Paulsen -2012

Shirley Louise Paulsen, 89 of Wilmington and formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana died on Sunday December 2, 2012 at Foulk Manor North where she has lived for the past 4 years. Mrs. Paulsen was a graduate of Wiley High School in 1940 and attended Wabash Business College in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was an administrative assistant in the Alfred I. DuPont – Brandywine School Districts for 25 years until her retirement in 1985. A devoted member...

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Anne Klutey Aquadro

Anne Klutey Aquadro -2013

Anne Klutey Aquadro, age 82, of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, January 20th, at Barclay Friends. She celebrated 41 years of marriage with the late Lawrence (Larry) Aquadro. She is survived by her brother Fred Klutey (wife Kathy) of Greenville, NC and three sons: Charles (Chip and wife Wendy), David (wife Sue), and Philip (wife Maureen), and grandchildren (Chip) Christine, Brian, and Nick; (Dave) Jordan and Nate, and (Phil)...

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Paul N. Liedlich

Paul N. Liedlich -2013

Age 81 of Newark, DE, Paul passed away on January 24, 2013 at Hahnemann University Hospital with his wife and daughter by his side. Paul was born and raised in Elkton, MD to Margaret and Raymond Liedlich. He was a 1949 graduate of Elkton High School where he enjoyed playing football and continued long lasting friendships with his teammates and classmates. He enjoyed attending EHS reunions. He enrolled at Salisbury State University where...

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William F. Meehan, Jr.

William F. Meehan, Jr. -2013

William F. Meehan Jr., age 84, of Wilmington and Hockessin, DE died January 14, 2013 at the St. Francis Hospital Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by family. The son of William F. Meehan Sr. and Margaret C. Gormley, Bill is survived by son William F. III of Wilmington and daughter M. Lisa Meehan Wilkins, also of Wilmington and with whom he lived in his final weeks; sister Joan Kane; and grandson Eric William Mushrush, along with numerous...

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Anthony George Orzechowski -2013

On January 15, 2013, Anthony "George" Orzechowski was called home to be with our Lord after a long illness. Loving husband of Eleanor T. Orzechowski and father of Mary Lynn Orzechowski and Donna Smentkowski (Edward). Grandfather to Anthony, Elena and Amanda. Brother of Marion Bayalis and Richard Orzechowski. Loved by nephews John, Tom, Bob and Chris and nieces Mary and Patti. Anthony was an employee of Independence Blue Cross & Blue...

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Eugene Marshall Michael Schulte -2013

Eugene Marshall Michael Schulte, age 47, passed away in his home peacefully in Clayton, Delaware on January 23, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Christiaan and Neeltje Schulte; his son, Dale Edward Michael Schulte; and his brother, Christopher E.P. Schulte of Independence, OR. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the charity of their choice.

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John Peter, Congalidis

John Peter, Congalidis -2013

John Peter Congalidis, Age 59, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Athens, Greece, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. John received his diploma in chemical engineering with highest honors, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1976. He received is doctor of science from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1981. John joined the...

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Lal R. Bhaya

Lal R. Bhaya -2013

Lal Bhaya, 88 of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Kentmere Nursing Home. Lal was born in Karachi, India. He worked for Westinghouse as an electrical engineer until his retirement. He was a devoted husband to Asha for 62 years and together raised four children. Seeking new opportunities, Lal was the first generation to begin a new life in the United States. He first resided in New York City, moved to Somerset, NJ and...

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Joanne E. Hobbs

Joanne E. Hobbs -2013

Joanne E. Hobbs, age 68, of Claymont, DE, passed way peacefully at Hillside Center in Wilmington on January10, 2013. Joanne always smiled and loved her family and friends. She enjoyed talking to them on the phone daily. Joanne also enjoyed going to luncheons with friends and trips to the casinos. She enjoyed Wii bowling. Joanne will be truly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know her. Joanne was a member of I.O.O.F, Daughters...

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