Hildegarde (Essick) Sewell
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AGE: 89 • Wilmington
Passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Christiana Hospital.
A native Delawarean, Hildegarde was the daughter of the late Russell R. and Hildegarde (Sehl) Essick and was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School. She worked for the State of Delaware in the Board of Education Department as a payroll clerk until her retirement in 1950. She was a member of St. John the Beloved Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. Sewell, last month and by her sister, Barbara Gemmill.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by
her sons and their wives, Thomas and Barbara of Eloy, AZ, Stephen and Diane of Wilmington and David and his fiancée, Jennifer of Wilmington; her grandson, Eric; her granddaughters, Jennifer, Laura and Christine and her great-grandson, Anthony; and her sister Paula McDowell of New Castle, DE.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652-5913
Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory
703 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19805
Published in The News Journal from July 9 to July 11, 2014