June McGlew
1927 - 2021
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June Carolyn (Stukhart) McGlew of Kennett Square, PA passed away January 14, 2021, at Crosslands Community. Born April 17, 1927 in Hoboken, NJ, the daughter of the late Charles Stukhart and Freda (Elsenhans) Stukhart Simon, she grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ, graduating from Cliffside Park High School. While working in New York City, June went on a blind date with Raymond J. McGlew Jr. This date led to a 51-year marriage in 1949. June loved adventure and travel. The family enjoyed summer trips to Vermont and Maine and June continued to travel well into her 80's taking trips to Europe with her granddaughters. June also got to travel with her husband to China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan where Raymond was stationed after WWII. June was passionate about serving the forgotten and disadvantaged. In the sixties she and her husband were involved in local Civil Rights activities in the Kennett Square, PA area with the Kennett Area Joint Action Committee. She also helped and advocated for the migrant mushroom workers, helping to start La Cumunidad Hispana to serve their needs. One of the achievements was the opening of a swimming pool open to all people, when most pools were segregated, in what is now known as the Kennett Area YMCA pool. After moving to Wilmington, June and her husband were instrumental in starting the Home of Divine Providence, now known as Bayard House, serving as the first house-parents at the home for single pregnant women in the former St. Thomas the Apostle convent. June was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. McGlew Jr. She is survived by her children, Raymond J McGlew III (Judy), Carolyn Klawitter (Bill) and Elise Munro (David Hillwick) She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the spring. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wilmington, DE based Ministry of Caring ( www.ministryofcaring.org ) or the New Orleans based Lowernine.org ( www.lowernine.org ). May her memory be a blessing. To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com.

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Published in The Daily Local from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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February 1, 2021
I was a friend of June's at Crosslands. Before the Covid-19 virus pandemic happened, June and I would play Mah-jongg every Thursday evening with two other friends. June wasn't very lucky, but she usually won at least one game each evening. Winning that one game was important to her and we would all celebrate each time it happened. We discovered that she had lived on Folly Hill Road in a cottage that was next to the property where my husband and I built a house. She had moved to Wilmington before we built, so we never met each other then, but we did know some of the same neighbors. June was a great lady and I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know her.
Cynthia La Para
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January 26, 2021
To the McGlew family from the Ministry of Caring 'family': Our sympathy and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May your wonderful memories of joyful family times bring you comfort and may God's love give you peace.
We are grateful for June's dedication and caring for the poor, the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised. Thank you for remembering her life of service by caring for the poorest among us.
Psalm 73:26 'My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.'

Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap.
Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap.
January 25, 2021
Elise, I am so sorry to learn about this. Sympathies, prayers and thoughts for your family.
SHIRLEY K SMITH
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