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November 17, 2018

George F. Bell Sr.

George F. Bell Sr.

George F. Bell, Sr. Elkton, MD - George F. Bell, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully with loving family by his side on Monday, October 29, 2018. George was born in Wilmington, DE, to the late Gordon W. and Beatrice K. Bell. George graduated from Conrad High School, class of...

Doris L. Clemens

Doris L. Clemens

Doris L. Clemens Hockessin - Doris L. Clemens, 94, of Hockessin died on November 13, 2018. Born and raised in East Boston, MA, Doris graduated from Simmons College in 1945. After accepting a position at Hercules in Wilmington, she met her future husband Fred and married in...

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Domenico "Nick" Delfino

Domenico "Nick" Delfino

Domenico "Nick" Delfino Wilmington - Nick Delfino, age 60, sadly passed away, following a brief battle with cancer, on November 12th 2018. Nick was born in Wilmington to the late Fulvio Delfino and Romilda Folgora Delfino. He was a 1976 Salesianum graduate, who went on to...

Edward Duszak Sr.

Edward Duszak Sr.

Edward Duszak, Sr. Wilmington - Edward Duszak Sr., 93, of Wilmington DE, passed away on November 14th, 2018. Edward graduated from Wilmington High School in 1944, where he played varsity basketball. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Edward was owner and operator...

Mary G. Gamble

Mary G. Gamble

Mary G. Gamble Wilmington - Mary C. (Gallagher) Gamble, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Albert I. and Mary (Bonner) Gallagher, and dedicated her life to raising her family....

Viola Hampton

Viola Hampton

Viola Hampton Wilmington - Mother Viola Hampton, age 90 of (Dunleith) Wilmington transitioned to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Monroe and Sallie Neal Blackstock in North Carolina. Wife of...

William O. Melvin (Bill)

William O. Melvin (Bill)

William O. (Bill) Melvin Wilmington, DE - William O. (Bill) Melvin, 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away on November 13, 2018. Mr. Melvin served his country with 20 years of service in the U.S. Army. He served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Bill had 20 years of service with...

Beulah B. Schwatka

Beulah B. Schwatka

Beulah B. Schwatka Townsend - Mrs. Beulah B. Schwatka, age 99 of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018 at the Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was the youngest of 11 children and is the last to pass. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence...

Doris Mae Sigeti (Klink)

Doris Mae Sigeti (Klink)

Doris Mae (Klink) Sigeti Westfield, NJ - Doris Mae (Klink) Sigeti died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Sunrise Assisted Living at Westfield. She was 89. Born in Hamilton Township to the late Henry Klink, Sr. and Mae (Day) Klink, she lived in New Brunswick, Morristown, and...

Published in The News Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2018.

November 16, 2018

Clare T. Gassler

Clare T. Gassler

Clare T. Gassler Wilmington - Clare Gassler, 95, died at home on November 7. A visitation will be held at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home (3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803) on Friday, November 16 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at...

Robert J. Geibler

Robert J. Geibler

Robert J. Geibler Landenberg, PA - It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Joseph Geibler, 88, of Landenberg, PA, announces his passing on Monday, November 12, 2018. A visitation will be held Sat. Nov. 17 at 10am, at St. Mary's of the Assumption, in Hockessin,...

Dennis R. Harris Sr.

Dennis R. Harris Sr.

Dennis R. Harris, Sr. Wilmington - Dennis R. Harris, Sr., age 65, passed away on November 14, 2018. Raised in Parkside, PA, Dennis lived in Wilmington for the past 39 years. He graduated from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, class of 1971. Dennis worked as a machinist...

Pearline P. Lewis

Pearline P. Lewis

Pearline P. Lewis New Castle - Pearline transitioned on November 11, 2018. Viewing will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8am to 9:30am at New Pentecostal United Holy Church, 721 N. Monroe St., Wilmington, DE. Celebration of Life will follow the viewing....

November 15, 2018

Jean E. Booker (Hopkins)

Jean E. Booker (Hopkins)

Jean E (Hopkins) Booker Wilmington - Jean transitioned on November 6, 2018. Viewing will take place Friday, November 16, 2018, 9am to 10am at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle, DE. Celebration of Life will follow viewing. Interment will be in Gracelawn...

Fiorine "Flo" "Dukie" Mastrippolito

Fiorine "Flo" "Dukie" Mastrippolito

Fiorine "Dukie" "Flo" Mastrippolito Hockessin - Fiorine Mastrippolito, affectionately known as "Dukie" or "Flo", age 82, died suddenly on November 11, 2018. She was born in1936 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Timogenito and Ersillia (Antonini) Buonamici. She attended...

Published in The News Journal from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2018.

Rufus Warren Waller Sr.

Rufus Warren Waller Sr.

Rufus Warren Waller, Sr. New Castle - Born in Halifax, VA on July 20, 1937; departed this life on November 10, 2018. Service of celebration will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at Church of God at Iron Hill, 1468 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE. Viewing from 8 - 9...

November 14, 2018

Michael David Fowler

Michael David Fowler

Michael David Fowler Wilmington, DE - Michael David Fowler, son of the late Kenneth and Ann Fowler, passed away on Monday, November 12th, 2018 after a long illness. He was also predeceased by his grandmother Martha and brother Robert. He is survived by his sisters Patricia...

Katharine Edwina "Kate" Geiger

Katharine Edwina "Kate" Geiger

Katharine Edwina Geiger "Kate" Wilmington - Katharine Edwina Geiger "Kate", 100 passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Brandywine Nursing Home. Kate was born in Collingdale, PA, the daughter of the late Katharine (Houston) and Fred Wilson. She worked as...

Ronald J. Von Hagel

Ronald J. Von Hagel

Ronald J. Von Hagel Wilmington - Ronald J. Von Hagel passed away on November 10, 2018 at home. He was born in Baltimore, MD to the late John and Helen Von Hagel. Ron served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He then went on to work at the Veterans Administration...

Grant U. "Stump" Lewis

Grant U. "Stump" Lewis

Grant U. "Stump" Lewis Wilmington - Grant transitioned on November 4, 2018. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 10am to 11am at House of Wright Mortuary, 208 E. 35th St., Wilmington, DE. Military Honors will take place on Friday, November 16, 2018;...

Laura Messina

Laura Messina

Laura Messina Wilmington - Laura L. Messina peacefully passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on November 10th, 2018. Laura was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry and Lorraine Laws. Laura was a dedicated, hard working employee of Wilmington Trust for many years....

Joanne Niedworski (Grzybowski)

Joanne Niedworski (Grzybowski)

Joanne (Grzybowski) Niedworski Wilmington - Joanne G. Niedworski, age 80 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be truly missed. Kind regards & appreciation are extended to the staff and management of...

Anthony V. Ruggiero"Bucky"

Anthony V. Ruggiero"Bucky"

Anthony V. Ruggiero "Bucky" Hockessin - Anthony V. "Bucky" Ruggiero passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. Anthony is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Bertha. A Prayer Service for Anthony will be held on Thursday November 15, at 11:30am at the Corleto-Latina FAMILY...

Acquanetta "Quinnie" "Pam" Sheppard

Acquanetta "Quinnie" "Pam" Sheppard

Acquanetta "Pam" "Quinnie" Sheppard Dover - Acquanetta "Pam" "Quinnie" Sheppard of Dover passed away peacefully in her sleep, Sunday, September 17, 2017, with family close by, after a long-time struggle with illness including congestive heart disease. Acquanetta/Pam/Quinnie...

John S. "Jack" Weaver

John S. "Jack" Weaver

John S. "Jack" Weaver New Castle - John S. "Jack" Weaver, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away Wednesday, November 07, 2018. Jack was a valued employee of Diamond State Telephone Company and in later years, Bayshore Ford. He was a part of the restoration of the Kalmar...

November 13, 2018

Shyan Bryn Christopher

Shyan Bryn Christopher

Shyan Bryn Christopher New Castle - Shyan Bryn Christopher, 23, of New Castle, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 9, 2018. Shyan was very happy go lucky and always had a smile on her face. She cherished time spent with her family, especially her nephew,...

Joseph E. DeLaurentis M.D.

Joseph E. DeLaurentis M.D.

Joseph E. DeLaurentis, MD Wilmington - Joseph Edward DeLaurentis, MD passed away on November 8, 2018 from pulmonary fibrosis, just shy of his 96th birthday. He was born to Joseph and Maddalena DeLaurentis in Wayne, Pennsylvania. A graduate of St. Joseph's College in...

Rev. Herbert J. Hoeflinger

Rev. Herbert J. Hoeflinger

Rev. Herbert J. Hoeflinger Newark - Rev. Herbert J. Hoeflinger, age 98, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on August 11, 1920, he was a son of the late Herman and Mabel (Stenstrom) Hoeflinger. Herbert devoted his life...

Betty "Darla" Powell

Betty "Darla" Powell

Betty "Darla " Powell Middletown - Betty "Darla" Powell, age 76 of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 7-9 pm at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N....

November 12, 2018

Catherine E. "Cathy" Marcum

Catherine E. "Cathy" Marcum

Catherine E. "Cathy" Marcum Newark - Catherine E. Marcum "Cathy", 70 of Newark passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Little Sisters of the Poor surrounded by her family. Cathy was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Marie (Scully) and John Sheridan, Jr....

November 11, 2018

Eileen Smelstoys "Beanie" Bird

Eileen Smelstoys "Beanie" Bird

Eileen "Beanie" Smelstoys Bird Mooresville, NC - Eileen "Beanie" Smelstoys Bird, 51, of Mooresville, NC, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Boston, MA. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband, David Bird; her parents, Bernard and Barbara...

Genevieve "Jean" Capodanno

Genevieve "Jean" Capodanno

Genevieve "Jean" Capodanno Wilmington, Del. - Genevieve "Jean" Capodanno, age 97, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday November 5, 2018 She retired from Shop Rite after 18 years of employment. Mrs. Capodanno was predeceased by her husband of...

Timothy "Pop" Conroy

Timothy "Pop" Conroy

Timothy "Pop" Conroy Newark - There is nothing funny about an obituary, but we're sure Pop would have liked his to be. Timothy "Pop" Conroy left us to make others laugh on November 4, 2018. He will be missed by his many friends and also his colleagues at Amtrak where he...

Patrick Anthony Cusanelli

Patrick Anthony Cusanelli

Patrick Anthony Cusanelli Wilmington - Patrick Anthony Cusanelli, 86, of Wilmington and formerly of Summit Hill, PA, passed away on November 6, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, he attended St. Joseph's Elementary in Summit Hill, PA and...

Florence Elizabeth "Betty" Downes

Florence Elizabeth "Betty" Downes

Florence Elizabeth "Betty" Downes Smyrna - Florence Elizabeth "Betty" Downes, age 94, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018. A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465...

Ruth B. "Gainer" Hossler

Ruth B. "Gainer" Hossler

Ruth B. "Gainer" Hossler Claymont - Ruth B. (Gainer) Hossler, age 95, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. Born in Pottsville, PA on December 8, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Geraldine (Saunders) Gainer. Ruth was a sales clerk for...

Lucy Lewis (Decino)

Lucy Lewis (Decino)

Lucy Lewis (Decino) Bear - Lucy Lewis, of Bear DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on November 8, 2018, one day after her 89th birthday. She was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Antonio & Mary (D'Amico) Decino. After Lucy's youngest Child was in middle...

Constance Joan Nichols

Constance Joan Nichols

Constance Joan Nichols Millington - Constance Joan Nichols, age 76, of Millington, MD, passed away on November 2, 2018. She attended William Penn High School. Before her retirement she was a school bus driver. Constance also enjoyed her involvement at the Tops Club. She is...

Greta Kay Phillips

Greta Kay Phillips

Greta Kay Phillips Middletown - Greta Kay Phillips age 76, wife of Gene Phillips of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 5, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 12th at 12 Noon, friends may call from 11am - 12pm at Daniels &...

Edward Z. "Ed" Sobocinski

Edward Z. "Ed" Sobocinski

Edward Z. "Ed" Sobocinski Elkton, MD - Edward Z. Sobocinski, age 78, of Elkton, MD and formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, surrounded by family. Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 21, 1939, Ed was the son of Zenon and Theresa...

JoAnn M. Woolard

JoAnn M. Woolard

JoAnn M. Woolard Newark - JoAnn Marie Woolard, 75 years of age, passed away at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, on November 6, 2018. JoAnn was born on September 7, 1943, in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of the late William McGough and Ann L. (Wilde). After...

November 10, 2018

Carolyn M. Callahan

Carolyn M. Callahan

Carolyn M. Callahan Wilmington - Age 63 passed away at home surrounded by love, on November 3, 2018, from a near 2-year battle with glioblastoma. Carolyn was born on November 20, 1954 in Wilmington, DE. She worked her entire career for Astra Zeneca until her retirement. She...