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Obituaries

Robert D. Wesselman

Robert D. Wesselman

August 7, 2019

Robert D. Wesselman, age 81, of Newark, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Born and raised in Catonsville, Maryland, Bob was the second of three children, born to William and Selma Wesselman. He was fun loving, remembered every joke he ever heard and charmed everyone he met. He married Nancy Lee Grey in 1957 and […]

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Carlton Chandler Smith Jr

Carlton Chandler Smith Jr

August 6, 2019

Carlton “Tacker” Smith Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 6, 2019. Tacker was born in 1938 to the late Edna M. (Jones) and Carlton C. Smith Sr. Tacker began his career as a plumber at Joseph Frederick & Sons and then worked for I.D Griffith Company until he retired in 2001. He was a […]

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Margaret H. (Peg) Rohs

Margaret H. (Peg) Rohs

August 4, 2019

Margaret H. (Peg) Rohs, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on August 4, 2019. Peg graduated from Adelphi University in New York City in 1948. She taught at local schools, including the former Lore Elementary. She then became a stay-at-home mom, but remained active in the PTA. As her son, […]

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Robert J. Krapf

Robert J. Krapf

August 3, 2019

Robert J. Krapf of Hockessin, Delaware, died August 3, 2019 after a long illness.  Bob was born in Wilmington on August 4, 1923 to Daniel and Rita Krapf.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice (Hyland), his brother, Earl, and his best friend and cousin, Paul Bacher. Bob grew up in Wilmington and attended […]

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Ernest J. (Ernie) Mammarella

Ernest J. (Ernie) Mammarella

August 3, 2019

After a brief battle with cancer, Ernest J. Mammarella, 92, passed away Aug. 3, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. Ernie was born in Wilmington, Del., in 1926 and graduated from Wilmington High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1947 and a master’s degree in engineering from the […]

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George Neil Sausen, PhD

George Neil Sausen, PhD

August 1, 2019

George N. Sausen, age 91 of Hockessin, DE died on August 1, 2019. George was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1927 and was the son of George M. Sausen and Florence McIntyre Sausen. George was raised in St. Paul and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Chemistry degree. He received his […]

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David K. Fay

David K. Fay

August 1, 2019

David K. Fay, age 67, passed away peacefully with family members at his side on Thursday, August 1, 2019. He was born in Cornwall, NY and was the son of the late Robert E. and Dorothy E. Fay.  Despite some challenging disabilities, he enjoyed a rich set of experiences including travel, music, trains, planes, beaches, […]

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George W. Parshall

George W. Parshall

July 28, 2019

George W. Parshall, age 89, died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Delaware Hospice in Milford. George was born in 1929 in Hackensack, MN, the son of George and Frances Parshall. He grew up in rural Minnesota during the Great Depression, often in a home without electricity or running water. He overcame these hardships and attended […]

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Bryan Smith Colbourn

July 26, 2019

Bryan Smith Colbourn, passed away on July 26, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmington, DE. He is survived by his children, Bruce Hearn Colbourn, and Diane Colbourn Stull (Mitchell); grandchildren Bryan Smith Colbourn II, Katharine Rose Stull and Carter Harris Colbourn; as well as nieces and a nephew. Bryan was preceded in death […]

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Robert Charles Hildenbrand

Robert Charles Hildenbrand

July 26, 2019

Robert “Rob” Charles Hildenbrand, passed away peacefully surrounded by family following a long illness on July 26, 2019; he was 89 years old. Professionally, Rob fulfilled numerous roles in the insurance industry.  An avid believer in his community, Rob served as a volunteer fire fighter in New Jersey and Delaware. Rob’s passion for aviation started […]

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