Obituaries

 

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John Greenwood "Kip" Heeney III

John Greenwood "Kip" Heeney III -2013

Kip, age 49, was born on July 1, 1964 and passed away suddenly on September 28, 2013. He was the son of the late Jack and Doris Heeney and was also preceded in death by his sister, Kelly Prettyman. Kip was a 1982 graduate of Salesianum and played varsity baseball in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. He also was a member on the all-state baseball team for Sallies. He went on to Wilmington University where in 1984 he was one of the players to help...

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Harry A. Straw -2013

Harry Arthur Straw, 89 of Hockessin died at Cokesbury Village on Saturday October 26, 2013. He was born in Manchester, Connecticut, the son of Harry Cone Straw and Marjorie Dunn Straw. He graduated from Manchester High School in 1942 as class Valedictorian. He attended Yale University on an academic scholarship, graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry in the class of 1945. After serving in the US Army at the end of and following World War II,...

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Michael Antony -2013

Michael Antony, age 96 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct 25, 2013. Born in 1917, he was the son of the late Frank and Anastasia (Thorakos) Antony and was preceded in death by his wife Mary Gregorios in June, 1987, 1 sister, Ann DeRosa and 1 brother, Thomas F. Antony. Formerly of Brooklyn, NY he held a private dental practice there for many years. He was the devoted father of Michael Greg and Paul George Antony, loving...

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Rocchina "Chne" Leoncavallo

Rocchina "Chne" Leoncavallo -2013

Rocchina "Chine" DeBartolomeis Leoncavallo, age 102, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2013 at the Masonic Home of Delaware. Rocchina's family owned and operated the Latin-American Pharmacy in Wilmington. She was a 1932 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and continued the family pharmaceutical tradition by working as a pharmacist until retiring from the profession at the age of 85. The Leoncavallos opened Park Pharmacy in...

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Emma Lou Weatherby Conner

Emma Lou Weatherby Conner -2013

Emma Lou (Weatherby) Conner, 83, formerly of Centerville Delaware, passed away from heart failure on October 30, 2013 at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware she was the daughter of the late Leonard T. and Daisy (Jones) Weatherby. Emma Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Raymond F. Conner in 2000 and her daughter, Kathleen D. Minshall in 2007. Emma Lou was an...

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Christine D. Heckler -2013

Christine D. Heckler, born February 1923, passed away at Cokesbury Village on September 24, 2013. She was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College School of Nursing, class of 1944. Mrs. Heckler was preceded in death by her husband George Barrett Heckler, MD in 2005. She is survived by her son, George B. Heckler, Jr. (Meredith), daughters Sandra (Brooks) McCall and Jamie H. Belongia, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family would...

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John J. Wasniewski, Jr.

John J. Wasniewski, Jr. -2013

Dr. John J. Wasniewski Jr., DO, age 72, of West Chester, PA, died peacefully at his home on October 22, 2013. The son of Sophie and John Wasniewski Sr., he was born and raised in Riverside, NJ. John is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Carla Hagerty Wasniewski, his children, Kristin Mumford and Dr. John Wasniewski III, his sister Henia Centrella, and his three grandchildren, Meghan, Luke, and John. John was an altruistic physician...

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Robert Chandler Johnson

Robert Chandler Johnson -2013

After a long struggle with Parkinson's disease, Robert C. ("Bob") Johnson passed away on October 23, 2013, in the Health Center of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. Born to Robert and Veda Johnson in Detroit, MI in 1930, Bob moved with his family to Buffalo, NY, when he was seven. He graduated from Kenmore High School, where his interests included amateur radio and playing piano in a student band. Recipient of a Naval ROTC scholarship,...

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Judith A. Barone

Judith A. Barone -2013

Of Chadds Ford, PA, October 11, 2013, 72 years old, beloved wife of Thomas N. Barone for 52 years; dearest mother of Thomas (Kathleen King), Bonnie (Michael) Hammerl, David (Roberta Guertin), Suzanne (David) Casey; dear grandmother of Amelia, Matthew, Thomas J, Abigail, David, Kevin, Maggie, Audrey, Michael, Clare, Ethan, Anne, Thomas X and Mary; dear sister of Jack and Joan Telaak. Born in Buffalo NY, she attended St Andrew's Country Day...

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Douglas K. Fish

Douglas K. Fish -2013

Douglas K. Fish, age 71, of Bear, DE peacefully passed away on October 9, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side, after a long battle with Cancer. Doug was born in Malone, NY and after graduating from Franklin Academy High School; he joined the Air Force and ultimately was stationed at Dover Air Force Base. He continued his education at the University of Delaware and worked for the Du Pont Company for 29 years in Research and...

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Michael J. Goodrick

Michael J. Goodrick -2013

Friend and consigliere for generations of Delaware families, Michael J. Goodrick, age 64, died October 9, 2013. A graduate of St. Edmonds Academy, Archmere Academy, Georgetown University and Louisiana State University School of Law, Mike was admitted to the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Delaware. He began 25 years of general practice with the firm of Theisen, Lank, Mulford, and Goldberg. Founding his own firm in 1999...

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Ann G. Hotchkiss

Ann G. Hotchkiss -2013

Ann G. Hotchkiss, age 90, passed away on Saturday, September 28th at Christiana Hospital after a short illness. Ann was born in Cleveland, OH in 1923 to Mabelle Endly Griswold and Edwin C. Griswold. She grew up in Pittsburgh, and also lived in New York City and Washington DC. She and her late husband Horace Hotchkiss IV eventually settled in Odessa, DE where they raised their two children Lucinda and Benjamin. For the past 12 years she lived...

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Janet Chubb Hamilton Hudson

Janet Chubb Hamilton Hudson -2013

Janet Chubb Hudson Janet Chubb Hudson, age 72, of West Grove, PA passed away on Monday, September 16th 2013 with her loving husband by her side. Janet was born in Harrisburg PA, daughter of the late Franklin and Hazel Chubb. She attended Claymont High School and graduated from the University of Delaware. Janet began her career as a teacher and social worker but made the interesting transition to stock broker at Dean Witter Reynolds,...

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Christine A. "Millie" Jordan -2013

Christine A. Jordan, fondly known as "Millie" of Yorklyn, DE passed away on Monday, October 14 surrounded by her loving family. Born March 10, 1926 in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anna and Michael DiFilippo. Millie attended Kennett High School. In addition to being a Homemaker, she also worked at NVF Company in Yorklyn, Yorklyn Elementary School and the Hockessin Montessori School. She was a member of Hockessin...

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Catherine W. Garver

Catherine W. Garver -2013

Catherine W. Garver, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. She was born in Rising Sun, MD, the youngest of 4 children. She was predeceased by her parents William H. and Elizabeth J.; her brothers Horace, Vernon, and Kenneth; her husband of 68 years, Clyde A. Garver; and 2 grandchildren, Livingston Tracey Prewitt and Alexa Charis Schulze. She is survived by her 8 children: Harriet Bannowsky, Roger Garver (Linda), Jean Wisor ...

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Eulah Ann Bickling

Eulah Ann Bickling -2013

Eulah Ann Bickling passed away peacefully at her home on October 15, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She grew up in Boothwyn, PA where she met her high school sweetheart Carl P. Bickling. They married and moved to Claymont, DE where they lived happily together until Carl's death in 2006. Ann had a long working career having spent 25 years at the Westinghouse Plant in Lester, PA and 20 years at H & R Block at the Shoppes of Graylyn. ...

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Thomas Clinton Law -2013

Thomas Clinton "Fuzzy" Law, age 78 of Pottstown, PA and formerly of Wilmington died at his home in Chester County, PA on October 5, 2013. He was a graduate of Downington High School and Penn State University. Tom worked as a salesman for Lindenmeyr National. His memberships include Penn State Alumni Association and Lettermans Club, St. Thomas Moore church choir and the Pottstown Elks. Tom is precedeased by his wife Joan. Survivors include...

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Thomas Law -2013

Thomas Clinton "Fuzzy" Law, age 78 of Pottstown, PA and formerly of Wilmington died at his home in Chester County, PA on October 5, 2013. He was a graduate of Downington High School and Penn State University. Tom worked as a salesman for Lindenmeyr National. His memberships include Penn State Alumni Association and Lettermans Club, St. Thomas Moore church choir and the Pottstown Elks. Tom is precedeased by his wife Joan. Survivors include...

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Sarah Tompson -2013

Sarah B. Tompson, age 90, passed away on October 9, 2013 at her residence at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE. Survived by husband of 64 years, Reade Y. Tompson, three daughters, Matilda P. Tompson of Waimea, HI, Nancy T. Farrar (Clarence) of Stokesdale, NC, and Susan T. Sprinkle (Mike) of Newark, DE; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister, Nelle B. Byrd, of Blacksburg, SC, and nieces Evelyn Byrd of Augusta GA and Cathy Roberts ...

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Margaret L. Kasarda

Margaret L. Kasarda -2013

Margaret Louise (Peggy) Kasarda, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at her home with her loving family around her. Peggy was born in Pottsville, Pa, daughter of the late George T. and Margaret L. Jack. She graduated from Pottsville Catholic High School in 1955 and the Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing, as a Registered Nurse in 1958. After graduating from nursing school, she was a psychiatric nurse for...

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Doris McGuire Sheppard

Doris McGuire Sheppard -2013

Doris McGuire Sheppard passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2013. She enjoyed her 90th birthday in April celebrating with all of her siblings and family. She was born in Bennington, Vermont, the oldest daughter of Richard John Lee McGuire and Doris Broadbent McGuire. She grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey and graduated from Simmons College in 1945 with a bachelor's degree in Physics. She worked in labs in Boston during and after World...

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Vera E. Rathfon

Vera E. Rathfon -2013

Vera Nagle Rathfon, age 95, of Wilmington, DE died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at her home of 58 years in Oak Lane Manor. She graduated from Warwick High School in Lititz, PA., class of 1936. She served as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Wilmington for 70 years. Vera was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker. She was an avid Phillies fan and known for her beautiful quilting, sewing and...

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Vera Rathfon

Vera Rathfon -2013

Vera Nagle Rathfon, age 95, of Wilmington, DE died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at her home of 58 years in Oak Lane Manor. She graduated from Warwick High School in Lititz, PA., class of 1936. She served as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Wilmington for 70 years. Vera was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker. She was an avid Phillies fan and known for her beautiful quilting, sewing and...

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William Dryden

William Dryden -2013

William F. Dryden, Jr. died on October 4, 2013. Active involved, caring and yes, even employed at the age of 81, Bill Dryden has now reunited with his wife of 57 years, Marie who predeceased him in October of 2007. He will also join his grandson, Hugh Dryden, who passed earlier this year. A graduate of Martinsville High School (VA), Bill worked at the DuPont Experimental Station site, being instrumental in the development of many fibers,...

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Mary Louise Smook

Mary Louise Smook -2013

Mary Louise Smook passed on Wednesday, October 9th. Born in 1924 in Hayward, California, she was the only daughter of William and Frances Nominee. She attended the University of California in Berkeley where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. It was there that she met Malcolm Smook whom she ultimately married after he returned from the Pacific after the War. They were immediately transferred to Washington, D.C. where they...

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