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Obituaries

Joseph E. DeStafney

Joseph E. DeStafney

May 4, 2021

Joseph E. DeStafney, of Yorklyn, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the age of 95. Joe was born at Wilmington Hospital to Joseph and Gertrude DeStafney. He graduated from Conrad High School. Joe proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII in Germany. He then went […]

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Louis H. Rombach

Louis H. Rombach

April 28, 2021

Lou Rombach, age 95, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Christiana Hospital while under the care of Seasons Hospice. Lou was born on Easter Sunday in 1926 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Charles and Matilda (Lauck) Rombach. He was the youngest of five brothers and […]

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Barbara Batchelder du Pont

April 27, 2021

Barbara Batchelder du Pont, 96, died peacefully at home April 27, 2021. She was the daughter of Charles Nathaniel Batchelder and Grace French Batchelder of Hanover, NH. She graduated from Dana Hall School and attended Pine Manor College and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Boston. In 1944 she married Irénée du Pont, Jr. At her husband’s […]

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Hilda Lee Williams

April 26, 2021

Hilda Lee Williams, born in 1936 in Front Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 at Regal Heights Nursing Home, Hockessin, Delaware. She was the daughter of Lyle and Helen Laing and was next to last of 6 daughters. Hilda survived a horrific accident as a child and was not expected to make […]

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Michael F. Gunning

Michael F. Gunning

April 24, 2021

Michael F. Gunning, 74, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his home from a long neurological illness on April 24, 2021. He graduated from Brandywine High School and Wilmington College. Mike worked for the DuPont Co., Edgemoor Plant before being drafted into the Army. When he returned to Delaware, he went back to work at […]

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Susan Anne (Earley) Datilio

Susan Anne (Earley) Datilio

April 21, 2021

Susan Anne (Earley) Datilio, age 50, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 surrounded by family after a six-year long battle with breast cancer. She fought bravely and right until the end, never wanting anyone to know how hard she struggled. Susan maintained her beautiful smile for all to […]

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Robert “Bob” Rossi

Robert “Bob” Rossi

April 20, 2021

Robert (Bob) Rossi, age 63 passed away suddenly April 20, 2021. Bob was a loving father, brother, son and friend. He left us much too soon and we will miss him terribly. Bob was predeceased by his father, Francis J. Rossi. He is survived by his mother Ann Marie Rossi, brothers Richard and Ronald Rossi […]

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Charles P. Peters

Charles P. Peters

April 19, 2021

Charles P. “Pete” Peters, died on April 19, 2021, at Wilmington (Del.) Hospital, following a short illness. He was 94.   He was born in Mays Landing, N.J., in 1926, and grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., where his father (E. James Peters) owned a Ford-Mercury dealership and his mother (Lillian Ford) operated several beauty […]

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William “Bill” Wells

William “Bill” Wells

April 18, 2021

William “Bill” Wells, of Dover, Delaware passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on April 18, 2021. He was 88 years old. Beloved husband to Phyllis (nee Coccia) for 58 years. He is survived by his three children: David (Mary), James (Margot), and Tyler (Denise); eight grandchildren: Cassandra (Mathew), William, Marianna, Emma, Mason, […]

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Robert L. Collom, Sr.

Robert L. Collom, Sr.

April 18, 2021

Robert L. Collom, Sr., 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 18, 2021. He was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Elmer F. Collom and Christine West. Bob graduated from Southern Philadelphia High School in 1957. He honorably served in the United States Navy from 1958-1962. In 1969, he became part of the […]

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