Obituaries

 

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Walter Wade Foskey

Walter Wade Foskey -2014

Walter Wade Foskey, 44, of Hockessin, DE, passed away at his home. Born on March 23, 1969 to Horace and Nadine Foskey, Wade was a lifelong resident of Hockessin. He attended Alexis I. DuPont High School. After his schooling, Wade was a dedicated employee at R. E. Michael Company Inc. for 16 years where he worked in sales. Hardly missing a day of work and rarely ever taking a vacation, Wade was known for his diligence and faithfulness to his...

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Marcella Patricia Dunne Walker -2014

Marcella Patricia Dunne Walker, 86, of Greenville, DE died on February 23, 2014 in her home, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her loving husband Bob, devoted children Roger, Patrick (Theresa Levins) and Moira, two grandsons William and Timothy and 22 nieces and nephews. Additionally, her four sisters Rosemary Hardart Dobbin (Robert) of Bronxville, NY, Moira Desloge (Edward) of Tallahassee, FL, Kathleen Van Bloem ...

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Thomas F. Sullivan III -2013

Thomas F. Sullivan III, 72, of Claymont, DE died November 19, 2013 at Christiana Care. Tom was born and educated in Princeton, NJ where he graduated from St. Paul School, Princeton High School, and Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Tom had a long and rich career as an accomplished musician, being described as having "a deft mastery of the organ performing magnificently bold tones and weaving patterns of notes as slender and...

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Lucinia B. Sales, DMD

Lucinia B. Sales, DMD -2014

Lucinia B. 'Lucy' Sales, 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014, at the Hospice at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Lucy enjoyed travelling, cooking and being with family and friends. She was also a jack-of-all-trades, taking pleasure in yard work, carpentry, electrical wiring; and tinkering with cars. Lucy chose the life of a dentist. For over thirty years, she dedicated her life to...

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David Allan Duvall

David Allan Duvall -2014

David Allan Duvall, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Parkview Nursing, Wilmington, DE. David was born in Cleveland, Oklahoma in August 1929 to the late Emerald Rees Duvall and Clay Sloan Duvall. David graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. David served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956, followed by the U.S. Army Reserves until 1962. Before and...

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Kenneth Edmund Wattman

Kenneth Edmund Wattman -2014

Kenneth (Ken) Edmund Wattman died peacefully at his home in Chadds Ford on February 7, 2014 at age 85. He will be remembered for his kind heart, warm smile and the keen intelligence he used to mentor others and cheer their successes. Ken was born in Orange, NJ on February 9, 1928, the son of George Knut and Ruth Anderson Wattman. Raised in NJ and Fort Worth, TX, he graduated from Cornell University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in...

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Jane Gregg Anderson

Jane Gregg Anderson -2014

Jane Gregg Anderson of Wilmington passed away in her home February 17, 2014. She was 68 years old. She was born in Wilmington to the late Roland D. and Beulah Gregg Anderson. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School, class of '63, and the University of Delaware, class of '67, and later went on to receive her M.Ed. as a reading specialist. Jane worked as a teacher for many years in the Brandywine and Colonial School districts. In 1986 she...

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Thomas  Robert Elsman

Thomas Robert Elsman -2014

Thomas Robert Elsman passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Country House in Greenville, DE. Tom was born in 1932 in East Orange, NJ to Theodore Reginald Elsman and Dorothy Gitler Elsman. He received his BS in Commerce & Finance from Bucknell University where he was President of Phi Kappa Psi and a member of Delta Mu Delta Economics Honorary. He received his MBA from the University of Delaware in 1960 which led to his job in...

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Richard W. York

Richard W. York -2014

Richard W. York, age 91, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully at home on February 11, 2014. Born in Boston, MA, he graduated from Medford (MA) High School in 1940, Tufts College (now Tufts University) in 1947 with a degree in Computer Science and also earned a degree in Accounting from Bentley College. He joined the Navy in 1942 as Combat Air Crewman. He worked for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company as a Systems Analyst, retiring after 38...

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Hugh Francis Bunnell

Hugh Francis Bunnell -2014

Hugh Francis Bunnell, age 101, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Riverdale, MD and Lawton, PA died on February 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice in Wilmington, DE. Hugh graduated from Rush High School, Rush, PA in 1930 and The Pennsylvania State University in 1934. After teaching industrial arts in Reinerton, PA and Greenbelt, MD, he earned an MEd from the University of Maryland and served as a guidance counselor for Chestertown High School and...

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Vijay Aggarwal -2014

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 3 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends and family may visit from 2 to 3 pm.

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Christopher Peter Fortugno -2014

Christopher Peter Fortugno, 61, of Hockessin, DE, passed away February 9, 2014, in Christiana Hospital after a month-long, devastating illness. A graduate of Christ Our King grammar school and Salesianum High School, Chris went on to earn a BS from the University of Delaware, a Master of Business Adm. from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Widner University. From the American Institute of Certified Public...

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Clare O'Donnell

Clare O'Donnell -2014

Clare O'Donnell, age 90, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Clare was born in Delphi, PA the daughter of the late George Weber and Jennie Nicholson Weber. Orphaned very young she was raised in S.W. Philadelphia by her sisters and brothers. She attended St. Clements grade school and graduated from West Catholic Girls HS in1941. Clare worked many different jobs and volunteered at...

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Margaret DiSabatino

Margaret DiSabatino -2014

After a long and rich life, Margaret went home to be with her loved ones and God on February 6, 2014. Margaret was born in Havre de Grace, Md. in 1922. Margaret lived in Wilmington most of her life. She was the 2nd oldest of 13 brothers and sisters. Margaret attended St. Thomas grade school. She started working at the A&P at the age of 18 and worked there for over 45+ years, where she made many friends. Margaret had many interests over...

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Richard Anthony Kaiser

Richard Anthony Kaiser -2014

Richard Anthony Kaiser, Jr., age 86, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014. Mr. Kaiser was born in 1927 in West Orange, New Jersey, the son of Richard A. and Madeleine Kearns Kaiser. His family moved to Wilmington in 1940 from Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Kaiser graduated from Archmere Academy in 1945, served in the United States Navy on the USS Stanley during WWII from 1945 to 1946, and went on to graduate from...

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Alice E. Hyland Krapf

Alice E. Hyland Krapf -2014

Alice passed away peacefully on February 6, 2014 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Ellsworth) Hyland. Alice is survived by Bob, her loving husband of 66 years. She was a resident of Stonegates in Greenville. After graduating from Wilmington High School. Alice worked for Craig Advertising and enjoyed a brief modeling career until she married Bob and devoted herself to raising her family. Alice also enjoyed...

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Angel Julian Valbuena

Angel Julian Valbuena -2014

Angel Julian Valbuena, (nom de plume Angel Valbuena-Briones), Elias Ahuja Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware, was an internationally known scholar, author, professor and lecturer in Spanish and Spanish American literatures. Dr. Valbuena passed away on February 5, 2014 from a Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis, at the age of eighty-six. He was born in Madrid, Spain,...

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Jack Edward Beecher -2014

Jack Edward Beecher, 90, resident of Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA, husband of Wanda Beecher, died February 4, 2014 at Maris Grove's Rose Court. Born in 1923 in Pekin, Illinois, he was the son of the late Edward L. and Almina Brown Beecher. Jack and Wanda were married in 1942 and recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janette and her husband Stephen Butterfield,...

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John J. Drysdale

John J. Drysdale -2014

John J. Drysdale passed away after a long illness on January 27, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1927 to Robert Drysdale, the sports editor to the Springfield Journal and Marguerite Drysdale, nee Jones, a school teacher. He was an avid musician, playing, inter alia, the violin, bassoon, clarinet and piano. As his high school valedictorian, he had the option of going to Oberlin to study music, MIT for...

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Anna Stella Ross -2014

Anna Stella Ross, 77, of Hearthstone Manor in Milford, DE, passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center on January 1, 2014 after a long illness. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Milford, DE. She retired from Hatfield Quality Meat, Hatfield, PA. She was a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios in the 1950s. She had been a volunteer for hospice in Delaware. She enjoyed painting on canvas, was an avid movie...

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James R. Davis

James R. Davis -2014

Jim Davis, of Middletown, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his wife, Denise, his children and family, on Friday, January 31, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE in 1945, Jim graduated from Wilmington High School then entered the military, Delaware Army National Guard. He worked for Ciba Specialty Chemicals for 42 years before retiring in January 2010. Jim loved woodworking, making furniture for his family, spending time with his...

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Vasantprabha M. Sheth -2014

Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm at Chandler Funeral Home,7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may visit from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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Regina W. Walter

Regina W. Walter -2014

Regina (Judy) White Walter age 92 of Wilmington, DE passed away at the home of her daughter on January 28, 2014. Regina was born in Chester, PA on February 27, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (McAllister) Doris. She is predeceased by her first husband, Ernest T. White, in 1964 and her second husband, Sylvester H. Walter, in 1981. She was also predeceased by her great-granddaughter, Avery Noel Thompson, and her grandson-in...

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Lorraine J. Skinner

Lorraine J. Skinner -2014

Lorraine J. Skinner, age 79, of Dunnellon, Florida, who lived a wonderful and blessed life, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends, on January 26, 2014 after a courageous battle with bile duct cancer. Lorraine was born in Philadelphia, PA to Stephen and Anna Niemczura and grew up in Brigantine, NJ. After marrying Charles R. Skinner, she settled in New Castle, DE and then Florida. Lorraine was a dedicated nurse...

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Nancy S.  Hebner

Nancy S. Hebner -2014

Nancy Spurney Hebner: January 20, 2014 Mom passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children, Elizabeth Hebner Weiss, William Logan Hebner and Cristina Hebner Mayhew, and grandsons Michael Yusef and Aaron Jonathan Weiss. She was born in Manhattan in 1929 to the late Felix and Elizabeth Sloane Spurney. Felix managed government construction contracts, so she grew up in different places: Long Island and Rome in New York, New Jersey,...

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