About Delaware

Delaware is the second smallest but the sixth most densely populated state in the country. Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies and was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, thereby becoming known as “The First State.” Delaware is relatively flat with the lowest mean elevation of the 50 states. Dover Air Force Base is located near the city of Dover and is one of the largest Air Force bases in the country. Delaware is known for their business friendly corporate law, as a result more than 50% of all U.S. publicly traded companies are incorporated in the state. There are more corporations in Delaware than there are people. Delaware is known for their beautiful beach towns including the popular Rehoboth Beach, which is known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital” for the frequent summer visitors from Washington D.C. The beach is also the spot where you can buy Fisher’s caramel popcorn which is considered to be among the best in the country.


In 2016, there were 7,458 obituaries reported in the state of Delaware on Legacy.com. This is a 1% increase from 2015 when 7,366 obituaries were reported in Delaware. You can browse through the full list of Delaware obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.