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Obituaries

Stella “Sis” Ward Sterner

March 31, 2020

Stella “Sis” Ward  Sterner  was born June 21, 1924, in Wilmington, DE, to Herbert H. Ward, Jr and Juliette Rice Ward. She died peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Jennersville, PA on March 31, 2020, at the age of 95. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, James F. Sterner; her […]

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Patricia Ryan Zolper

Patricia Ryan Zolper

March 30, 2020

Local artist and long-time Wilmington resident Patricia Ryan Zolper, 90, died Monday, March 30, at the Country House retirement community in Greenville. Pat’s passions included her family, art, early childhood development, her Catholic faith, reading and crossword puzzles. She was part of a generation of women who pioneered balancing career and family. Her achievements included […]

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Arlene Mary Collins

Arlene Mary Collins

March 30, 2020

On Monday night, March 30, 2020, Arlene Mary Collins (Andrist), loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away suddenly but peacefully in her home at the age of 84. Arlene was born on July 26, 1935, in Pine Island, Minnesota to Charles and Nellie (Yennie) Andrist. She was the second oldest of the Andrist’s nine […]

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M. Jean McCracken

M. Jean McCracken

March 28, 2020

Jean McCracken, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 28, 2020, at the age of 80. Jean was born in Norristown, PA, on July 1, 1939, to the late Charles and Marjorie Gauger. Jean is survived by her husband, Edward McCracken, of almost 53 years and their daughters, Laura Martini (Andrew), Janet McCracken (Donna Gigliotti), […]

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Jane Saville Smith

Jane Saville Smith

March 28, 2020

Jane Saville Smith, age 88 of Wilmington, Delaware died on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at The Summit, Hockessin, Delaware. She was the wife of the late Harry E. Smith. Mrs. Smith graduated from the Pierre S. DuPont High School in 1949 and then furthered her education at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA where she received a […]

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Marjorie Louise Jones Johnson

March 28, 2020

Marjorie Louise Jones Johnson, age 89, passed away on March 28, 2020, after a long illness.   Born in Vienna, Maryland, she grew up in Baltimore, where she graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. She trained as a nurse at Freedmen’s Hospital (now Howard University Hospital) in Washington, DC, graduating at the top of her […]

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Erlina S. Villaverde

Erlina S. Villaverde

March 27, 2020

Erlina S. Villaverde, 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in a small town called Papaya in Nueva Ecija Province, Philippines on June 26, 1939, to the late Pedro and Laura Serrano. She is survived by her husband Miguel Villaverde and […]

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Nick Pittas

Nick Pittas

March 24, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24 2020, Nick Pittas, devoted father, brother, uncle and friend to many, suddenly passed away at age 59. Those who knew Nick knew how much he meant to everyone he encountered. He was the type who could brighten a room with his presence. He was a hardworking, family oriented, tough yet lovable […]

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Joan Leona Mayhart

Joan Leona Mayhart

March 21, 2020

Joan Leona Mayhart, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 21, 2020. She was a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School. After high school, she worked at General Electric, National Vulcanized Fiber, ICI/Astra Zeneca and Sears. She enjoyed getting together with high school friends several times a year for lunch to catch up […]

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John L. Worth

John L. Worth

March 20, 2020

John L. Worth, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 20, 2020, at the Harbor Chase Assisted Living Facility. Jack was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1928, in Staten Island, New York, Joseph and Marie (Yater) Worth. After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service […]

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