Roberta Ann Ruarke "Bobbie"
AGE: 80 • Newark
Of Newark, formerly of Glenville, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Bobbie was employed at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children for 21 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed traveling, reading and playing cards.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frank W. Ruarke, Sr. of Newark; her sons, Steven P. and his wife Debbie and Bill, all of Brunswick, ME; her daughter, Christine A. Grosso and her husband, David of Claymont; her daughter-in-law, Michelle Ruarke of Newark; her son-in-law, Loren Coltran of Murfreesboro, TN; her 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane L. Coltran of Murfreesboro, TN; her son Stuart A. Ruarke of Newark; her grandson, Ryan Ruarke Wise of Wisconsin and her brother, Phillip T. Stewart of New Castle.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may call after 1 PM. Burial will be on Monday morning at 11 AM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com