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AGE: 90 • New Castle
Edith Bleacher, age 90, of New Castle, DE, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 5, 2014. Edith was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2863. She worked tirelessly for the veterans and did everything in her power to get them what they needed. Edith was especially supportive of the Delaware Air National Guard and its family support program. She was often present to assist families and encourage members during many unit deployments. Edith also was a hard worker for the Democratic Party of Delaware. She loved weekends at the beach where she fished and crabbed and also her trips to Delaware Park. Edith was an immaculate housekeeper and enjoyed crocheting and traveling.
Edith is survived by her 2 sons, Gilbert Nichols (Dianne) and Terrance Nichols; 2 daughters, Cathy Blankenship and Gwen Gunter (James); 9 grandchildren: Dawn, Shawn, Jamie, Jonathan, Michael, Nicole, Jeff, Aaron, and Diana; 18 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bleacher; 3 brothers, Jim, Sam, and Paul Rambo; and 1 sister, Mary Fishchetti.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 from 2-3 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Edith's life at 3 PM. Burial in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE will be private. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.strano-feeley.com
Strano & Feeley
Family Funeral Home
Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
Published in The News Journal on July 9, 2014