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Velma E. Eachus (Gano)

Velma E. Eachus, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away on March 9, 2019.

 She was born in 1921, graduated Easton High School (PA) in 1938, and received her Certificate in Business Administration in 1940 from Churchman’s Business College, Easton, PA. Velma worked for Armstrong Cork Company from 1940-42, the University of Delaware from 1947-54, and General Motors Company from 1955-82 when she retired.

Velma was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Church in New Castle where she was the organist for many years, attended Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality, and member of the General Motors Salaried Retirees Club from 1982-2013.

Survived by 2 sons and a daughter, 5 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 3 great grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by a husband and a daughter.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice.


Funeral Services

Services will be private.


    T. B. writes,
    May God's loving kindness bring peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time. Acts 17:31
    03/14/2019 10:58 pm
    Bob & Kathy Hudson writes,
    Dear Velma's family, We are so sorry to hear of Velma's passing. We were blessed to have her play the organ for our wedding...47 years ago! She was always so sweet to us and we were always glad to see her. Although she had health struggles, especially in the last years, she kept going and going. She was an amazing lady. Love, Bob & Kathy Hudson
    03/20/2019 02:18 pm
    Gina Martinez lit a candle and writes,
    I will miss my Grammys homemade pies and the great stories of our family heritage. Love your granddaughter, Gina
    03/23/2019 04:22 pm

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