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Hilda Hirschhorn

Age 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 16, 2017.

She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and earned a certificate from the Temple University School of Oral Hygiene. During World War II, she was an oral hygienist for the State of Delaware, serving in the New Castle County schools. She later earned a real estate sales license and worked with her husband, Leo at Triangle Realty.

Hilda was a member of the Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Synagogue for over 65 years. Besides raising three sons and later caring for her husband and father at home, she enjoyed family occasions, cooking for holidays, and admiring her beautiful dogwood tree she planted at her home 65 years ago. She was the matriarch of the family, always strong, steady, supportive, and loving.

Loved by her sons, Harvey (Jackie) and William (Dr. Susan Sherman); and daughter-in-law, Myra. Adored by her grandchildren, Caryn, David (Moire), Seth (Tara), Danny (Parker Merrow), Ava, Rebecca Carcagno Rodriguez, Shoshana, and Max; and by her great-grandchildren, Leo, Nolan, and Francis Carcagno Rodriguez, and Abigail and Weston. Hilda is survived by her brother, Rabbi Alfred Bronfin (Ethel) and will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leo; her greatly missed son, Stuart; her parents, Jacob and Florence Bronfin; siblings, Sylvia Schmidt, Marion Brenner, Samuel Bronfin, Rose Bronfin; and granddaughter, Samantha.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Shiva will be observed 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19810. A visitation will be 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 20 also at the DoubeTree Hotel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to for Parkinson' Research (


Published in The News Journal on July 18, 2017
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