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Obituaries


Patrick Edward Melie

Patrick Edward Melie

November 7, 2021

Patrick Edward Melie, age 59, of Wilmington, Delaware died at home on Saturday, November 7, 2021. Patrick was a brother, stepfather, grandfather, and patron of the arts. His passions were live music, Impressionist painting, and loving his family. He was a collector of musical performances, logging in more than a thousand live performances.  As each […]

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Kirk Ashley Young

Kirk Ashley Young

November 3, 2021

Kirk Ashley Young, age 62, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on November 3, 2021 in Wilmington. Kirk was a 1976 graduate of Howard High School. After graduating, he went on to work as a longshoreman in Wilmington. He was known around the South Bridge Community as “Black Man.” A father of five children, Kirk’s favorite […]

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Lois Johnson Myoda

Lois Johnson Myoda

November 3, 2021

Lois Carrie Mae Johnson Myoda, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021 at the age of 88. Lois was born in Wolbach, NE, a village of 300 people, to Herman Johnson and Mae Carrie Mathiesen. She was the granddaughter of Leander and Clara Johnson and Martinus Mathiesen and Carrie Madsen. Lois is […]

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Henry E. Marchiani, Jr.

Henry E. Marchiani, Jr.

November 2, 2021

Henry E. Marchiani, Jr, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family and closest friend. Known to friends and family as “Pops”, Henry owned and operated Marchiani Upholstery for over fifty years. He also ran a snow plowing business for the past ten years. […]

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William “Bill” Patrick Petit de Mange

William “Bill” Patrick Petit de Mange

October 31, 2021

William “Bill” Patrick Petit de Mange, age 94, preceded in death by his wife, Mary T. Petit de Mange, with whom he shared 60 years of a happy marriage, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Bill was born in 1927, to the late Calver and Mary Petit de Mange and grew up in Chester, […]

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Myles H. Stiefvater

Myles H. Stiefvater

October 30, 2021

Myles Honor Stiefvater of Newark Delaware, age 58, passed away on October 30th after a prolonged, but determined and hard-fought battle against cancer and a number of ailments. Myles was born in Syracuse, New York, son of Charles and Joan Stiefvater. He grew up in Lititz, Pennsylvania, where he attended Lancaster Country Day School. Myles […]

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James F. Trotto

James F. Trotto

October 29, 2021

James Francis Trotto, age 72, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at his home with his family. James was born in Wilmington, Delaware, son of the late Vincent Trotto and Marie Chickadel Trotto. He graduated from Corpus Christie in 1967 and Delaware Technical & Community College in 1969, receiving his associates […]

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Peter Thomas Dalleo

Peter Thomas Dalleo

October 26, 2021

Peter Thomas Dalleo, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on October 26, 2021 after a years-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 76. Peter, born in Poughkeepsie, New York, was son of Joseph M. Dalleo and Elsie Baker Dalleo. His favorite childhood memories include reading Last of the Mohicans and Rip Van Winkle, about his beloved […]

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Gwynne R. Meloni-Shamers

Gwynne R. Meloni-Shamers

October 25, 2021

Gwynne R. Meloni-Shamers, age 73, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021 at home with her Husband, David. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Gwynne enjoyed nothing more than entertaining family and friends with her twin sister Lynne at their homes. Later in life, Gwynne loved long phone […]

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Ralph Edward Gordy, Jr.

Ralph Edward Gordy, Jr.

October 24, 2021

For one brief shining moment, it was Camelot. Ralph Edward Gordy, Jr., age 76, on October 24, 2021, has moved on to play with Mikey, J.R. and Maizie at the rainbow bridge and to join his Mom, Dad and other relatives and friends. Born in 1945 he was the son of the late Catherine Fernow […]

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