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Ardythe Denise "Ardy" Hope


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Ardythe Denise "Ardy" Hope Obituary
Senior Firefighter Ardythe D. Hope

"Ardy"

AGE: 48 • Wilmington, Delaware

Ardythe Denise Hope (Ardy), daughter of the (late) Arthur Dennis Hope, Sr., and Paula Dupree Hope, was born October 5, 1968 in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on December 1, 2016, in the Crozer Medical Center.

Ardy received her early education in public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Howard Vo Tech in 1986. While attending Howard, she received special awards for Track and Field as the Athlete of the Week, and as a Sophomore Ardy placed first with a time of 19:42.4 in the 5000 meter course at the Delaware high schools Cross Country Championship Meet. After graduating from high school, she attended Barbara Scotia College and the University of Pittsburg where she ran track. Ardy returned home to Wilmington to raise her daughter Aryelle.

Senior Firefighter Ardythe D. Hope was hired on August 2, 1993 as a member of the 28th Wilmington Fire Department Academy Recruit Class along with 27 other individuals. Upon graduating from the Fire Academy Senior Firefighter Hope was assigned to Engine Company 6 A - Platoon. Senior Firefighter Hope was assigned throughout her career to Engine Companies. Senior Firefighter Hope was currently assigned to Engine Company 5 on the C - Platoon.

During her career Senior Firefighter Hope has received numerous hours of training in all aspects of the fire service including numerous Pro-Board National Certifications to include Firefighter I & II, Fire Service Instructor I, National Registered Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Officer I and Driver Operator. Senior Firefighter Hope has received numerous letters of appreciation, from members of the community and a City Council Proclamation; she also was awarded the Fire Department's Physical Fitness Award.

While working on the Wilmington Fire Department, Ardy managed to attended school in pursuit of a nursing degree. Ardy received her LPN and was in the process of completing her RN. Along the way, Ardy had two more daughters, Alexis and Ardavia. Ardy made sure that her daughters knew they were loved and that they were the joy of her life.

Ardy enjoyed vacationing with her family…family events, backyard barbeques, backyard sleep under the stars with morning cookouts and drinking coffee, and spending time with her girls. If you know "Ardy", you knew to get yourself checked or she would check you. Ardy is Loving, very caring and straight to the point. What you see is what you get; that was Ardy.

Ardy leaves to cherish her memory: Mother, Paula D. Hope; Daughters, Aryelle D. Hope, Alexis D. Lee, Ardavia D. Lee; Sister, Simone D. Cummings (Bobby); Brothers, Paul L. Dupree, Mark M. Dupree (Roselynn), and Arthur D. Hope, Jr., Granddaughter, Monay Payne; Nieces & Nephews, Monet, Joy, Jazmine, Janae, Aaliyah, Artazua, Aria, Ricky, Markavis, Aaron, Mark Jr., and Mikey; Aunts & Uncles, Pete, Vernell, Carlos, & Shirley Dupree; and a host of other relatives, cousins, and friends. A public viewing will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, on Sat.,, Dec. 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The memorial and funeral services will commence at 1:00 p.m., and the Hope family will have a reception at the Chase Center immediately following the service.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2016
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