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Barber, Elizabeth C. "Betsy"  
Elizabeth C. Barber "Betsy" AGE: 48 • Wilmington Betsy, age 48, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 (after a short illness) with her mother, Pat, her father, Jon and her brother, Jim at her side. She was born in Camden, S.C. with Spina Bifida, but lived the majority of her life in New Castle County. The last 14 years she was a resident of Bissell Hospital, a Delaware Long Term Care facility. Betsy graduated from St. Mark's High School in the class of 1986. She also attended Delaware Technical and Community College. She traveled extensively with her parents. She even swam with Dolphins in the Florida Keys, rode in a hot air balloon and took a short cruise to the Bahamas. Betsy loved cats, playing computer games and most of all, being with her family and friends. Betsy is survived by her mother, Patricia Barber; father, Jon Barber; sister, Pamela Malkin and her husband, Gary; sister, Sandy Lewis and her husband, Edward; brother, James Barber; and brother, Jeffery Barber and wife, Cynthia. Her brother, Jon D. Barber died when she was twelve. She is also survived by her Uncle David and Aunt Joan Hicks; Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Bernard Meyer; Uncle Neal and Aunt Patricia Barber; and cousins, nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 9 at Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. Visitation with family will begin at 10:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spina Bifida Association of America, SBA, PO Box 17427, Arlington, VA 22216 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Doherty Funeral Homes To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com 302.999.8277
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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 22 to May 7, 2015
Barnes, John G.  
John G. Barnes AGE: 72 • Bear John G. Barnes, age 72, of Bear, DE, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. John was an excellent piano tuner for 40 years. He enjoyed watching all sports. John played bass guitar in a band. He was a great cook and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards. John enjoyed time spent with his friends at the American Legion Stahl Post 30 and also loved having some "alone time" in his man cave. Most of all, he cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. They have great memories of vacationing in North Carolina and the special times they shared together during the holidays. John is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Donna Barnes; sons, Dan Barnes (Laura) and Joe Barnes (Michelle); daughter, Amy Barnes; 8 grandchildren; 3 sisters: Nadene Peterson (Bob), Kay Hancock, and Beth Miller (Jay); and best friend, Joe Coover (Dawn). A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of John's life at 7 PM. Burial will take place Wednesday, April 29 2015 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE at 10 AM. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.strano-feeley.com Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home 302-731-5459
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 26, 2015
Bonmartini, Francesco  
Count Francesco Bonmartini AGE: 88 • Wilmington, DE Count Francesco Bonmartini died April 23, 2015 on his 55th wedding anniversary at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 88. Born in Rome, Italy, he is the son of the late Count Giovanni Bonmartini and Countess Giacinta Tracagni Bonmartini. In 1943, he enlisted in the British 8th Army, serving in the Italian Intelligence Liaison Unit. He was in active combat as the war progressed northward as part of the Allied Armies in Italy. When US General Clark assumed command, under the 15th Army Group, in part because of Francesco's fluency in Italian, English, French, German, and ability to converse in many other languages, he was assigned to the Displaced Persons Team and was present at the liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camp Dachau. At the age of 18, he was assigned to interview survivors for their repatriation. Those days haunted him for the rest of his life. After the war he graduated from the University of Rome with a business degree and a doctorate in Physical Chemistry. At 27, he left war-devastated Italy to pursue work in chemical research in Sarnia, Canada, then the United States, Italy and Belgium. Francesco's career was in petrochemical research and development, and eventually marketing and management. He was responsible for many patents in refining crude oil and creating engine lubricants, including developing the most efficient means of extracting and refining oil from the Canadian tar sands. Francesco was named researcher of the year for Standard Oil in 1955 and in 1956. He had a creative mind and devised a formula that successfully protected American space rockets, which were exploding upon re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere - known as the ablative shield. In his innovative solution, the materials were designed to deflect, reject, and reradiate the heat load. Often, people forget the second part of President Kennedy's speech on the race to the moon "… I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." After working for Montecatini, and then Standard Oil, he worked for Hercules, Inc., until his retirement in 1990. After retiring from the corporate world, he headed his family wine operations Barone Fini, shaping the winemaking and the business. He was preceded in death by his brother Sebastiano Bonmartini Fini. Francesco is survived by his wife of 55 years Charlotte Doelger Bonmartini, his son Giovanni Bonmartini Fini (Rome, Italy) daughter-in-law Scilla, grandsons Francesco and Lorenzo; his daughter Gioia Bonmartini Brophy (Chevy Chase, MD), son-in-law Andrew, and grandchildren Theodora, Juliette and Christopher; and his adopted Brazilian son Eduardo Cueva Froes. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE, on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00am. Mass and interment will be held at a later date in Rome. For online condolences, please visit CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY chandlerfuneralhome.com 302.478.7100
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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2015
Burpee, Kristine R.  
Kristine R. Burpee AGE: 66 • Bear Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2015, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Joe P. Brown, Kris's significant other, was with her at the time of her passing. Kristine was born on May 5, 1948, in Binghamton, New York, to the late Phyllis (Newhart) and Murray Guterwill. She graduated from J.P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree at Gettysburg College and received her master's degree from Western Maryland College. Kris was a dedicated educator in both Pennsylvania and Delaware. She taught biology at John Dickinson High School for twenty-five years and served as Department Chairperson. She was an outspoken advocate for both students and her fellow teachers. She held leadership positions and was active in NEA, PSEA, and DSEA. Kris retired in June, 2010. Kristine loved gardening, music, especially Joe's, motorcycle riding, and reading. She enjoyed trips to the beach, bargain hunting, and socializing with friends. Kristine is survived by her significant other, Joseph P. Brown, her two sisters, Vicki Frantz and Joni Guterwill, and her cousin Valle Vassee. She is also survived by her nieces, Michelle Franz and Megan Schulke and her nephew Eric Franz. Kris's friends and family will miss her love of life, her kindness, her unique personality, and her sense of humor. Kris was a true individual in the best sense of the word and her impact on others will be her legacy. She will be missed by Joe and all who knew her. Joe would like to thank Dr. Michael Lankiewicz and the staff at Christiana Hospital for their compassionate care of Kristine. He would also like to thank all of her friends and family for their support. There will be a visitation for Kristine on May 1, 2015, between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. Kris requested that in lieu of flowers you send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652-5913
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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 26 to Apr. 30, 2015
Burton, Bob S.  
Bob S. Burton AGE: 77 • Georgetown Bob S. Burton, age 77, of Georgetown, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at his home with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. He was born on December 8, 1937 in Rehoboth Beach, DE where he grew up and attended school. Bob was son of the late Samuel J. and Amelia (Dutton) Burton. Bob was the owner of his own contracting company and later owned and operated Bob's Bait and Tackle in Lewes, Delaware. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed NASCAR and collecting antique cars and tractors. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men Council #37, the First State Antique Tractor Club, the Capital Area Cobra Club and was a founding member of the Rehoboth Beach Road-Runners Hotrod Club. He was also a past member of Rehoboth Beach Fire Company in the 1960's. Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and many friends including those at Wilson's General Store and the Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his two sisters: Helen Nailor and Violet Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Marge) Burton; a son, Robert Burton and his wife Jennifer of Rehoboth Beach, DE; a daughter, Beverly Kent and her husband Grant of Lititz, PA; four grandchildren: Grant Kent and Karoline Kent of Lititz, PA, and Samuel Burton and Genna Burton of Rehoboth Beach, DE; two brothers: John Burton and his wife Joanne of Angola, DE and Fred Burton of Harbeson, DE; three sisters: Charlotte McDaniel of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Betty Nailor and her husband Preston of Milford, DE, and Ellen Lynch and her husband Richard of Lewes, DE; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE, where friends may visit at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford DE 19963. Please visit Bob's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 26, 2015
Clapham, Curtis Leo  
Curtis Leo Clapham AGE: 85 • Wilmington Curtis Leo Clapham, age 85, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on April 13, after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. He was predeceased by his parents Sarah Mattie (Teer) and Carlos Leo Clapham, and his sisters: Olive Clara Edwards, and her daughter Gail Prewitt; Juanita Forester; Carlene Cotton and her husband Paul, whom he cherished as an elder brother. Curtis was born January 21 in Lyon, MS, a town adjacent to Clarksdale, MS. Curtis remembered Clarksdale as a vibrant community of many ethnicities and religions. All struggled together to survive The Great Depression and World War II. This was the foundation of Curtis' understanding of the inequalities faced by women, by African-Americans, by the disabled, or by other minorities. Curtis graduated from Clarksdale High School and Millsaps College, and earned an MSW from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He returned to Jackson, MS to work in child welfare, then took a job as administrator of Bethesda-Savannah Children's Center in Savannah, GA. There he also worked with Civil Rights groups; he and a co-worker integrated the Drexel Hotel in Atlanta. Curtis married Carol Sue Etzenhouser in 1962. Daughter Elizabeth was born in 1963. In 1964, the family moved to Philadelphia so that Curtis could pursue a PhD in Social Work. He then became Director of Family Service of Chester County, where he served for 30 years, developing and promoting many innovative programs. The family settled near West Chester, where daughter Jennifer was born in 1966. The family became members of Birmingham Friends Meeting. Curtis was the founding director of the board of Kendal-Crosslands Retirement Communities, serving in various capacities for over 30 years. He was a board member of Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research, a board member of Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children, and a member of many other social service boards and committees. Curtis served the community as director of Family Services for 30 years, developing and promoting many innovative programs. In "retirement", he worked for seven years for the Philadelphia Foundation. In 2002 he and Carol moved to Wilmington to help care for their new granddaughter, and became members of Wilmington Monthly Meeting. They also became docents of the Delaware Art Museum, and he became a trustee of Wilmington Friends School. He had a life-long love of travel, of learning new languages, and of exploring new ideas. He strove always to treat others with interest, dignity, and equality; he strongly believed in service to the community. Curtis is survived by his wife Carol Etzenhouser Clapham; daughter Jennifer Lauren Clapham of Latham, NY, her twin sons Riley Isaac Clapham Appel and Carlos Raymond Clapham Appel, and their father Chris Appel; daughter Elizabeth Clapham, granddaughter Zoe Wishengrad, and Zoe's father Paul Wishengrad. A memorial service will be held on May 16 at 11 am at Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends at 4th and West Streets in downtown Wilmington. All who knew and valued Curtis are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Family Services of Chester County ( www.familyservice.us ) or The Delaware Art Museum ( www.delart.org )
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 26, 2015
Crawford, Wendy  
Wendy Crawford AGE: 56 • Wilmington Transitioned on April 21, 2015 surrounded by her family. Wendy leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Norman and Jeraldine "Nellie" Cooper; 6 brothers, Howard(Shonie) Craighead, Dondi Craighead, Norman Cooper, III, Darryl L. Cooper, Arnold (Faith) Cooper and Donald (Corrin) Cooper; 2 sisters, Regina(Clifton) Carr and Kathy(George) Murray; life-long companion, Felix Morales; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Home-Going Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE. A public viewing will take place from 9:00am to 11:00 am only. Interment will take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, DE. Ministry of Comfort
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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2015
Crispin, Alvin Gail  
Alvin Gail Crispin AGE: 79 • New Castle Alvin Gail Crispin, 79, of New Castle, Delaware passed away on April 24, 2015. Gail was the son of the late Clement & Lydia Crispin and was raised in Pittsgrove, NJ. He graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1955 and went on to work at Owens Illinois while he attended Pierce Business School. Afterwards, he went to work for EI DuPont Co. in Wilmington and would eventually retire as a Supervisor in the Computer Ed Department. Mr. Crispin was also a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle where he served as trustee for several years. An avid runner, he ran in the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC where he placed second in his age group, 60-65. He also had the opportunity to run in the Boston Marathon. Mr. Crispin also served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany for 2years from 60 to 61. His wife Evelyn (Gantz) of fifty years, two sons, Douglas and his wife Kathy and Keith and his wife Annette, five grandchildren, Corey, Kristen, Tyler, Mara and Kurt as well as three brothers, Ronald, Barry and Darryl and a sister, Suzanne Paneck survive him. Services will be held at the Adams Funeral Home, 64 Broad St., Woodstown, NJ 08098 on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The viewing will begin at 10 AM with the service following at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Rd., New Castle, Delaware, 19720. www.adamsfuneralhome.org
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 26, 2015
Dawson Jr., Irwin James  
Irwin J. Dawson, Jr. AGE: 93 • Formerly of Wilmington Irwin James Dawson Jr., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Rupert, ID surrounded by loving family members. A visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE, where a funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. For a complete obituary and online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com 302-478-2204
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Dewey, Jane Ann  
Jane Ann Dewey Age 87, passed away on April 21, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Jane was a lifetime member of North Baptist Church, 3318 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. She was active in the scouting program and served on the committee for Troop 527. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Roland A. Dewey; her son, Joseph A. Dewey (Lisa); grandchildren, Melissa, Michelle (Casey), Joey (Lauren) and Jay. Also left to cherish her memory are two great-grandchildren Chase and Trey. All funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jane's memory to North Baptist Church. Online condolences please visit: www.mccreryandharra.com
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 26, 2015
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