Obituaries

 

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Eleanore M. Klumpp

Eleanore M. Klumpp -2012

Age 79 of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on January 1, 2012. Eleanore was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Hans and Bertha Baur. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert F. Klumpp; three children, R. Jeffrey Klumpp of Boca Raton, FL, Janis L. Klumpp of Bear, DE and Richard F. Klumpp and his wife Tina of Hockessin, DE; as well as four grandchildren, Jack Klumpp, Savannah, Jennifer and Rebecca...

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John Warner -2012

John Warner, age 88, of Wilmington, DE and Martha's Vineyard, MA died January 2, 2012. John graduated in 1942 from The Forman School in Litchfield, CT and was a long-term supporter of the arts. His life reflected his extraordinary support and interest in community charities which included Trinity Episcopal Parish, the New York Opera, YMCA, DE Art Museum and many local religious and educational institutions. He was a former member of the...

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Jay Newlon

Jay Newlon -2012

Jay Newlon of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully on January 3, 2012 after a short illness. Jay was raised in New Lexington, Ohio, where he was born in 1918. He attended Ohio State University and graduated first in his class in Finance in 1940. Jay first noticed his future wife Martha (affectionately known then as "Skippy") at Ohio State when she rose to make an oral presentation about her pony, Belle, in an Honors English class. Jay and ...

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Annie Cecilia Chin

Annie Cecilia Chin -2011

Annie Cecilia Chin, age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away on December 16, 2011. Mrs. Chin was born in Wakefield, MA to the late Charlie and Rose Lee. In 1935, she traveled to China to continue her education at the Maryknoll Convent School and the Secretarial Vocational School, both in Hong Kong. Upon graduation, she was employed as a secretary at a Hong Kong shipping and trading company. In 1948, she elected to return to the United...

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Douglas Manning Stephenson

Douglas Manning Stephenson -2012

Douglas Manning Stephenson, beloved husband of Susan L. (Dowds), devoted and loving father to Robert Scott and Elise Marie, adoring father-in-law to Thomas Laskas, died on New Year's Day at the age of 61. He is the loving son of Edwin and Alice (Crowe) Stephenson and devoted brother to Jane (Stephenson) Wagner, brother-in-law to Martin Wagner, brother to Carl Stephenson and brother in law to Audrey Ramey. He is a beloved uncle to Nichelle,...

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Jeanne Knatz Tigani

Jeanne Knatz Tigani -2012

Jeanne Knatz Tigani, of Wilmington, Delaware and Longboat Key, FL, passed away January 1st after a long illness. Jeanne was born on July 5, 1925 in Greenspring Valley, Maryland, daughter of E. Bolton and Grace Ireland Knatz. As a child, her family moved to Wilmington where she was a 1943 graduate of PS DuPont High School and then attended Goldey Beacom College. She married Eugene M. Tigani in 1948 with whom she raised a family, shared a...

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Stephen L. Neff -2012

Stephen L. Neff departed this life on January 5, 2012 at age 90. Son of John and Gertrude Neff, he graduated from Claymont High School and attended the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, now Drexel University. He worked as an apprentice at Worth's Steel Company in Claymont and learned the machinist trade. He entered the Army during World War II as part of "The Greatest Generation," serving in both South Korea and Okinawa prior to...

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Hilda Shaffer Talley

Hilda Shaffer Talley -2011

HILDA SHAFFER TALLEY Hilda Shaffer Talley of Wilmington, DE, died at the age of 87 on December 27, 2011. Born in Washington, D.C., Hilda had been a resident of the Wilmington area since early childhood. Hilda is survived by her loving husband, Donald F. Talley, of 69 years. She is also survived by her daughter, Lana Marie Campbell, of Milford, DE, her grandson, Donald R. Campbell, of Chesapeake, VA, her granddaughter, Donna Lee Comstock...

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Stephen James Watson

Stephen James Watson -2011

Stephen James Watson, 68, of Hockessin and formerly of Parkersburg, WV died on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at Christiana Hospital. A graduate of the University of Vermont in 1965, Mr. Watson began his career with DuPont that year and retired as a Senior Technical Consultant in 2008. His work related memberships were with ASTM, IEEE and NEMA. Mr. Watson was also a co-author of the Nylon Plastics Handbook. As a member of the DuPont Country...

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Emma J. Lane -2012

Miss Emma J. Lane, age 81, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on January 1, 2012. Miss Lane was a graduate of Wilmington High School, Class of 1949. She retired from Thomas Walters Architecture Company. She was a member of Mount Lebanon Methodist Church and a life-long member of Doris Rebecca Lodge. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Arvilla Lane and brother Robert Lane, Jr. She is survived by her sister Jean Sechler; one...

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Eugenie Yvonne LeSuer

Eugenie Yvonne LeSuer -2012

Eugenie Yvonne LeSuer "Pat", 80, died January 1, 2012. She was born in 1931 in Union City, PA to Chauncey Karl and Iva Ethel Van EppsLeSuer. Pat was a graduate of Union City High School in 1949 and from Hamot Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She spent her nursing career in several states including Alaska, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware where she retired in 1993. She thoroughly enjoyed her...

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David Glenn Moorhead

David Glenn Moorhead -2011

David Glenn Moorhead David Glenn Moorhead, age 58, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, Baden, PA and Williamsport, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2011. David was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to Georgine S. Moorhead and the late Harold G. Moorhead Jr. He was a 1970 graduate of Rochester High School in Rochester, PA, earned his B.S. from Penn State University in 1973, his CPCU in 1980 and his MBA in 2004. David has...

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Claire Francis Robinson

Claire Francis Robinson -2011

Claire Francis Robinson died at home in Avondale, PA on Wednesday December 28, 2011 after a long illness. She was surrounded by family who loved her dearly and who will miss her forever. Claire worked for the Delaware Department of Justice and received the 2011 Distinguished Employee Award for her dedication and commitment. Claire was a graduate of Duquesne University and received her law degree from Widener University. Claire's life was...

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Frances T. Beatie -2011

Frances T. Beatie, 88, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2011 at her residence at The Lorelton. Born in Wilmington to Alex and Blanche Thompson, she attended P. S. DuPont High School, where she excelled at tennis. She attended Goldey Beacom College and worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company. She is pre-deceased by her first husband, Kenneth M.Graves, Sr., who died in 1980. Her second husband, Robert C. Beatie, died in 2008...

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Michael Hayes Fay

Michael Hayes Fay -2011

Michael Hayes Fay, 40, of Wilmington, DE, died on December 27, 2011. A loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, he will be missed tremendously. After graduating from Brandywine High School, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware, where he went on to earn his MBA in marketing. He most recently worked as E-Commerce Marketing Director at JPMorgan Chase in Wilmington....

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Philip Raymond Michel

Philip Raymond Michel -2011

Philip Raymond Michel, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, died on December 27, 2011 at Christiana Hospital. He left this life to enter his heavenly home while surrounded by his family who greatly mourn his passing, but are thankful for the example he set throughout his life as a loving husband and father. He now returns to his LORD who made him. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Lydia Michel; his brother, Jim Michel; and his sister, Carolyn...

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Robert Lester Jones

Robert Lester Jones -2011

Robert Lester Jones, age 78, of Wilmington, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2011. Bob was born in Northeast, MD on January 1, 1933 to the late Jennie L. and William M. Jones. Bob attended Brown Vocational High School in Wilmington when at the young age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was the recipient of 2 Purple Heart medals. After the war, he worked as a...

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Mildred B. West

Mildred B. West -2011

Mildred B. West Mildred Jean Babcock West (Millie), age 90, of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully December 17, 2011 after a brief illness. She is survived by sons Peter West (Bonnie) of CO, Martin West of CA, and daughter Susan West Pallant (Eric) of PA; younger brother Henry Duane Babcock of TX; grandchildren Stacy West Schmitt, Jeffrey West, Leah Pallant, Isaac Pallant; and many loving nieces and nephews. Millie was born in 1921 in...

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Mary Pat Reynolds

Mary Pat Reynolds -2011

On Dec. 22, 2011, our beloved mother, sister, and grandmother passed away peacefully in her long time home surrounded by all her children and other loved ones. Born in Baltimore, MD in 1931, the daughter of Robert and Catherine Lynn, she was the oldest of twelve children. She grew up in Southwest Philadelphia, PA where she met her husband, Thomas C. Reynolds, II, of 54 years. With her thirst for knowledge she graduated at the top of her class...

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Edward George Brooks -2011

Edward G. Brooks, 48, died peacefully at his home in Rehoboth Beach on December 20, 2011 He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. As a youth he was active in the Brandywine Little League. Ed loved the Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. Ed was predeceased by his father, Norman Brooks. Survivors include his mother Marguerite (Peggy) Brooks, partner Tricia Goodman, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be private. Please send...

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James E. Dowd -2011

James E. Dowd, age 72 of Bear, DE passed away peacefully and ascended into Glory on December 19, 2011. He joins his father and mother, Frank and Edythe Dowd. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn A. Dowd, of 49 years, daughter, Kristine Braunecker (David), son, Eric Dowd, daughter, Judith (Robert) Dantzler, daughter-in-law Patricia Dowd and grandchildren; Tim, Matt and Katy Braunecker and Hunter and Conor Dowd. He is also survived by his...

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Henry S. Hartman -2011

Henry S. Hartman, age 98, of Hockessin, DE, passed away Thursday November 17, 2011 at Cokesbury Village where he was a resident. Born in Bordentown, NJ, Mr. Hartman was the son of John Hartman and Sarah Williams Hartman. He was an art school graduate of the School of Industrial Arts in Trenton, and had a career as art director with the State of New Jersey in the Department of Labor and Industry for over 30 years. He was also an independent...

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Ann Mayfield Porter

Ann Mayfield Porter -2011

Ann Mayfield Porter, of Wilmington, DE passed away December 17, 2011 due to complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Porter was born in Wilmington, DE in 1936, the daughter of the late Paul Mayfield and Isabelle Gibson Mayfield. She graduated from Wilmington Friends School where she began her loving relationship of more than sixty years with John F. Porter III, who she married in 1956. She was also a graduate of Bradford...

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Ruth E. Campbell

Ruth E. Campbell -2011

Age, 94, of Newark, DE, died on Friday, December 9, 2011 in the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Ruth was an avid quilter and an active member of the Waverly Club, New Garden Sewing Club, and the Needlework Guild during her adult Life. Joining her with her sewing was Jeanette & Julie, making it 3 generations sewing for charity. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Samuel W. Campbell, Sr. She is survived by her...

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Glenn Robert Thalheimer

Glenn Robert Thalheimer -2011

Glenn Robert Thalheimer passed away suddenly in Los Olivos, CA, from complications of cardiac surgery. Glenn was the beloved son of Lorraine and the late Robert Thalheimer and was born and raised primarily in the Wilmington area. He was a 1971 graduate of the Tatnall School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware. He then entered Brandeis University in Waltham, MA to pursue a doctorate in anthropology, changing course...

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