Obituaries

 

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Stanley Lyman King

Stanley Lyman King -2012

Stanley Lyman King, 91, native Californian and formerly of Chatham, NJ, died peacefully August 16, 2012, in the evening at Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE. Born May 8, 1921, in Berkeley, CA, he was the son of late Stanley L. and Juliette {Atwater} King. He was a third generation graduate of the University of California ~ Berkeley where he received his Bachelor's degree in business in 1943 and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. A...

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August L.  Derle "Gus"

August L. Derle "Gus" -2012

August "Gus" Derle, age 64, of Wilmington died at home on Monday September 10, 2012. After graduating from Widener University, Gus had three professions throughout his life. He worked for 20 years in shipbuilding, 10 years in school administration for adult education and in defense for General Dynamics for the last 17 years. Anyone that knew Gus also knew his love of baseball and since he was born in Boston, MA, especially the Red Sox. He...

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James G. Van Oot -2012

James G. Van Oot, age 90, of the Jenner's Pond Retirement Community died on September 10, 2012. Jim was a native Virginian who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in June 1942 and a Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army's Chemical Warfare Service on the same day. This began four years of service in the Army. In 1944 and 1945, he was assigned to the European Civil Affairs Division, whose job it was to...

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Lawrence V. Smythe, Sr.

Lawrence V. Smythe, Sr. -2012

Lawrence V. Smythe, Sr., age 77, died suddenly September 2, 2012. He was a former employee at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where he worked for 36 years. In his free time, he enjoyed military re-enactments, hunting, and spending time as a Boy Scout leader and Cub Master during his life. Born in Philadelphia in 1935, he was the son of the late Marguerite and John J. Smythe. He is survived by his wife, Patrice Smythe; sons Lawrence V. Jr. and...

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Mildred Scott Hanby Thompson -2012

Mildred Scott Hanby Thompson, 92 of Greenville, Delaware died at Stonegates on Saturday September 8, 2012. Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Duke University. She became president of the George D. Hanby Co., which was her family's business for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. Thompson and her son, George A. Thompson. She is survived by her daughter, Trudie E. Thompson (David M. Welch) of Falls Church, VA; 2...

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Michael B. Lee

Michael B. Lee -2012

Michael B. Lee, age 57, of Landenberg, PA passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He gracefully fought the ALS disease for almost 5 years up until his last moments with every ounce of energy he had. Through those tough times he remained the same honorable, respectful, patient, and intelligent man that his family was so fond of. Michael was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1955 and soon moved...

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William Yates Newcomb

William Yates Newcomb -2012

William Yates Newcomb of Ocean City, New Jersey, and Venice, Florida, died on September 7, 2012 in his room at Stonegates Retirement Community, Greenville, New Castle County, Delaware. He was 100 years old. Mr. Newcomb was born on January 18, 1912 in Port Norris, Cumberland County, New Jersey to Mabel Yates Newcomb and Lemuel Bateman Newcomb. He is a direct descendant of Mayflower Compact Signer Pilgrim John Howland (1592-1672) through his...

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Grace K. Porter -2012

Age 96, of Wilmington, DE died on Friday, August 31st at Shipley Manor. A lifelong Wilmingtonian, serving in the US Army as a nurse, Grace later spent her professional career as a physical therapist at the A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. A funeral service for Miss Porter will be held on Thursday, September 6 at 11 am at the CHANDLER FUNRAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10 am. ...

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Ellen B. Lewis -2012

Ellen ("Betty") B. Lewis, aged 90, passed away suddenly on August 28, 2012, after a long and wonderful life. She was born in 1922 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to William Edward Brunner and Ethel Irene Schnitz. She graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1940 and married her husband, Henry M. Lewis in 1942, before he was sent overseas in World War II. Betty was an only child and had left Mt. Carmel only once, to visit Chicago, before she...

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Amaresh Mundalmani -2012

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Michael Mandio -2012

No obituary at this time. Services are private.

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Thomas B. Storer

Thomas B. Storer -2012

Thomas B. Storer, former Director of the DuPont Human Resources Company, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. Tom was born in Gary, IN in 1937 to Dr. and Mrs. William R. Storer. Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; daughter, Cindie Stilwell and her husband Doug, and their three children, Brad, Adam and Lindsay; daughter Cheryl Collins and her daughter Alexa of Frederickesburg, VA. He is also survived by a brother, Dr....

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George Garrity Benton

George Garrity Benton 2009-2012

George Garrity Benton, age 2 1/2, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday August 25, 2012 at AI DuPont Hospital for Children. He was in his mommy's arms and surrounded by his loving family. George is the cherished son of Tara L. Parkhurst and Kenneth Benton and the little brother of Keith, Savannah and Mandy. George was the recipient of a heart transplant on Feb 12,2012. With that special gift he put up a tremendous fight towards getting...

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Harold Love Springer III -2012

Harold Love Springer, III Harold Love Springer, III died at home on August 31, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Known as "Harold" by his family and "Hal" by his friends, he was born on October 1, 1937 and was oldest of the four children of Had and Susan Springer of Centre Meeting Road, near Centreville. He graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School in 1955 and from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology in 1959. He was drafted...

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Florence M. Wolff

Florence M. Wolff -2012

Florence M. Wolff Age 81, of Wilmington, died August 24, 2012 at the Christiana Hospital in the Seasons Hospice Unit with her daughter and son by her side. Florence was born in Chicago IL and lived there until she met the love of her life, Vernon. Florence and Vern married in 1950 and moved to Wilmington, DE, several years later. She was a domestic homemaker who took great pride in maintaining an immaculate home as well as cooking wonderful...

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Myrtle I. "Boots" Herrmann

Myrtle I. "Boots" Herrmann -2012

Myrtle I. "Boots" Herrmann, age 87, of Centerville, Delaware, passed away on August 26, 2012. Boots owned Long Ago Furniture and Antiques in Hockessin. She also taught ballroom dancing with her husband, Jay, and was a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She, along with her husband, owned Parklynn Pharmacies and Westgate Realty. She is predeceased by her son Philip E. Herrmann; grandson Brian B. Sewell; and sister Myra...

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Steven Douglas McGraw -2012

Steven Douglas McGraw Steven Douglas McGraw passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2012. Born in (Deepwater) Pennsville, NJ, Steve's small town upbringing served him well as he travelled internationally with the Elizabeth Arden Salon and Spa. He enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends wherever he went. His electric personality really shone on the big stage or behind the chair of his many, many clients. His adoration of...

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William G. Copeland

William G. Copeland -2012

William G. Copeland, 86, passed away Sunday August 26, 2012 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital. Bill was born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1926 and grew up in Southern New Jersey. He served in the US Navy, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he played football and was also a graduate of Wharton School of Business. Bill was Chairman and CEO of Continental American Life Insurance Co. He has served on many boards –...

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Jurgen Diekmann

Jurgen Diekmann -2012

Jurgen Diekmann, age 77, died Sunday August 26, 2012 at home. He was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany to Heinrich and Paula Diekmann. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He started work for DuPont in 1959 in the Central Research Department and ended his career in the Electronics Department. He retired in 1992. Jurgen was a member of the DuPont Country...

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Helen Czerniakowski Thurrell

Helen Czerniakowski Thurrell -2012

Helen Czerniakowski Thurrell died August 22, 2012 after a short bout with cancer. Her family was by her side. Helen was born in 1935 in Plains, PA. She excelled as a student and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from Misericordia College. She met her husband, Larry, while working at Hercules (Powder Co.) in Wilmington, DE. They celebrated their 53rd anniversary in May. Helen instilled in her family a strong sense of...

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Jean Boyle -2012

Jean Boyle, age 96, of Wilmington, Rehoboth Beach and Naples, FL died on Sunday, August 19, 2012 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The daughter of Thomas E. Boyle and Sara (O'Brien) Boyle, Jean attended Ursuline Academy and the University of Delaware. At Ursuline, she received the Gorgas Medal for Science presented by Colonel Wilbur Corcoran. Her career was in advertising at the DuPont Company and she retired after 45 years of dedicated service. ...

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Elizabeth Maguire Denny

Elizabeth Maguire Denny -2012

Elizabeth Maguire Denny, born in 1917, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2012 at The Methodist Country House where she had been a resident since 2000. Born to Harry Winfield Maguire and Elizabeth Loder Maguire, Bettie grew up in Chester, PA where she graduated from Chester High School. Interested in art from an early age, Bettie won a scholarship to the School of Industrial Arts, but due to the Depression, was obliged to turn it down. ...

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Helga I. Foulke

Helga I. Foulke -2012

Helga I. Foulke, age 81, died on Monday August 20, 2012. Helga was born in Chester, PA in 1930 and resided in Brandywine Hundred. She graduated from Chester High School and attended Goldey Beacom College. Helga retired from the Brandywine School District after 34 years. One of her greatest pleasures was attending her grandsons' baseball and football games. Helga was their #1 fan and supporter. She and her late husband, Jack Foulke,...

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Andrew A. Bushko -2012

Andrew A. Bushko Age 71, of Wilmington, DE, died on August 3, 2012 at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice. Born in 1941 in Trenton, NJ, to Andrew and Anna Bushko, he graduated from Cornell University with a B.A., New York University with an M.S. in Higher Education Student Administration, and Columbia University with an EdD in the History of Higher Education Administration. He served as an administrator at North Dakota State University...

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Robert E. Joslin -2012

Robert Edward Joslin, "Bob", passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the age of 92. Mr. Joslin was born in Bethesda, Maryland to Theodore G. and Rowena H. Joslin. He grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Mercersburg Academy. After attending Lehigh University, Mr. Joslin entered the U.S. Army in 1941. He served for five years, including positions in the Transportation Corps in Louisiana,...

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