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ANEMONE, Thomas
CLAYMONT, DELAWARE: Thomas G. Anemone, 18, died June 28, 1975 at Riddle Hospital in Middletown. He was born September 2, 1956 in Chester, PA to Roland and Shirley Anemone. He was a senior at Claymont High School. He worked at Wilmington Dry Goods, and had also worked for his father. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Mary Beth and Denise; three brothers, Kevin, John and Jeffrey; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Anemone. Services were held at Holy Rosary Church. Interment was at Immaculate Heart Cemetery under the direction of Nacrelli Funeral Home.

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ASH, Menno
TOWNSEND, DELAWARE: Menno Ash, 83, died September 21, 2007 at Christiana Hospital. He was born June 30, 1924. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 30 years in the auto industry, and also worked for his son's company, Ash Trucking in New Castle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Moose Lodge in New Castle. He enjoyed trips to the Pocono Mountains. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James F. and Sharon Ash of Townsend, and Richard L. and Mary Ash of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Eunice Ash of New Castle; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Irene Ash; a sister; and six brothers. Interment with military honors was at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear under the direction of Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home.

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BLEVINS, Lillian
SMYRNA, DELAWARE: Lillian Blevins, 88, died June 5, 2008. She was born June 14, 1919 to the late G.B. Waddell and Dora Howell Waddell. She is survived by a son, Richard Blevins and wife Linda of Smyrna; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James T. Blevins; and a son, Thomas Gary Blevins. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors.

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CHAFFINCH, Leonard
BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE: Leonard Chaffinch, 89, died April 28, 2007. He was born April 15, 1918 to the late George Warner Chaffinch, Jr. and Neita Ruth Street Chaffinch. He was a self-employed carpenter and farmer. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Pauline (Harris) Chaffinch; two sons, Darl V. Chaffinch of Apache Junction, and L. Aaron Chaffinch of Greenwood; AZ; two daughters, Sharon Mae Chaffinch of Bridgeville, and Portia M. Brandt of Muncy, PA; a sister, Helen Calder of Middletown; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at St. Johnstown Cemetery.

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CHETKOWSKI, Elsie
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Elsie Chetkowski, 96, died July 3, 2002. She was a retired practical nurse with 30 years of service. She attended St. Hedwig Catholic Church, and was a member of the Polish National Alliance. She is survived a son, Stanley F. of Bermuda; a daughter, Dorothy Russell of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley F. Chetkowski; and a daughter, Veronica Romano. Services were held at St. Hedwig Catholic Church. Entombment was at the Crypt of St. James in Cathedral Cemetery under the direction of John F. Yasik Funeral Home.

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CROSSAN, Eva
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Eva F. Crossan, 93, died October 24, 1953 at the Nursing Home for Convalescents. She was a native of Pennsylvania, but had been a Delaware resident for 60 years. She was a member of Brack-Ex Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Crossan. Interment was at Silverbrook Cemetery under the direction of McCrery Funeral Home.

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CROSSAN, Jean
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Jean Adair Crossan, 89, died August 6, 2009. She was born September 23, 1919 in Wilmington to Alfred and Flora Beatson Crossan. She formerly attended Christ Methodist Church, and enjoyed trips to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Survivors include her children, Robin A. Crossan (Christine), Eugene W. Crossan, III (Margaret), and Susan C. Timko (John); a sister, Helen Schaffer; her grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eugene W. Crossan, Jr.; a brother, John Adair; and a sister, Flora Foxx. Interment was at Red Clay Creek Cemetery in Wilmington under the direction of Doherty Funeral Home.

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CROWLEY, Cecilia
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Cecilia A. Crowley, 58, died February 8, 2011 at her residence. She was born October 31, 1952 in Wilmington to James A. Crowley, Sr. and Mary E. Pellegrino Crowley. She worked in nursing. Survivors include her siblings, Eileen Varner (Harold), Lucy Crescenzo (Paul), James (Paula), Catherine Hightower (Jay), Mary Schweiger (Mark), John (Patricia), Michael (Jeannette), Gerald, Stephen (Lisa), Paul, Patrick (Sunny), David (Julie), Anthony, Karen Powell, and Timothy (Crystal); and her nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home.

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CULLEY, Walter
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Walter W. Culley, 71, died September 11, 1953. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. John and the Artisans' Lodge in Chester. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Culley of Pennsylvania, and Walter M. Culley of Bayside, NY; two brothers, Frank of Chester, and Clarence of New Castle; and four sisters, Mrs. Simon Moran of Wilmington, with whom he lived, Mrs. Robert Anthony of Eddystone, and Mrs. Harvey Chandler and Mrs. Ida Tompkin, both of Chester. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace Tingle Culley. Interment was at Lawncroft Cemetery under the direction of Mealey Funeral Home.

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DAVIDSON, Mary
LEWES, DELAWARE: Mary Susan Davidson, 87, died March 10, 1951 at her residence near Lewes. She was born near Milton to Henry W. and Tabitha Reed Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Walter B. Davidson of Lewes, and Uhland T. Davidson of Drawbridge; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Richards of Overbrook; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband. Interment was at Zion Cemetery near Milton under the direction of Atkins Funeral Home.

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DITTMAR, Joseph
MILLSBORO, DELAWARE: Joseph W. Dittmar, 83, of died August 23, 2009. He was born May 5, 1926 to the late Joseph W. Dittmar, Sr. and Antoinette Estelle McGowan Dittmar. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a longtime employee of Lever Bros. Corporation. He was a former member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge, Mason-Dixon VFW Post #7234, and the American Legion. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Dittmar; two daughters, Catherine Schempp of Boonton, NJ and Carolyn Dittmar of Millsboro; and 2 grandchildren, Michael and Jessica Schempp. Services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial was at Roxana Cemetery under the direction of Hastings Funeral Home.

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EWING, Emily
BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE: Emily Johnson Ewing, 95, died November 11, 2006. She was born June 30, 1911 to the late Charles E. Johnson and Nellie Cohee Johnson. She enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by a daughter, Connie E. Hartzell and husband Bill of Bridgeville; two sons, Kyle W. Ewing and wife Barbara of Haines City, FL, and Dudley C. Ewing of Bridgeville; a sister, Nellie Beard of Seaford; a brother, Charles E. Johnson, Jr. of Trappe, MD; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Wesley Ewing, Jr. Burial was at Bridgeville Cemetery with arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home.

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EZEKIEL, Joseph E.
SELBYVILLE, DELAWARE: Joseph E. Ezekiel, 82, died April 10, 2009. He was born June 25, 1926 to the late Harold and Rose Miller Ezekiel. He was a retired lithographer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. He was a former member of the Holy Name Society at St. Jude Church in Rockville, MD, and attended St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City. He is survived by a son, Michael J. Ezekiel (Susan) of Ocean Ridge, FL; a brother, David Ezekiel of Mt. Airy, NC; three sisters, Marie Dixon of Rockville, MD, Lois Ludka of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Ruth Frazier of Decatur, IL; and a grandson, Joseph M. Ezekiel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth W. "Betty" Ezekiel. Services were held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Burial was at Delaware Veterans' Memorial Cemetery by Hastings Funeral Home.

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FANNING, Genevieve
NEWARK, DELAWARE: Genevieve Etta Fanning, 82, passed away May 10, 2007. She enjoyed bird watching, writing poetry, reading the Bible, and singing hymns. Survivors include a son, Wayne T. Marcus and wife Fran; a daughter, Sherry Hess and husband James; four stepchildren; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Fanning; a stepdaughter; two brothers; three sisters; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the first Church of the Nazarene. Burial was at Silverbrook Cemetery by Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home.

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GREEN, Mary Evelyn
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Mary Evelyn Green, 87, passed away May 28, 2006. She was born March 10, 1919. Services were held at the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew. Interment was at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Congo Funeral Home.

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HAMBY, Billie
MIDDLETOWN, DELWARE: Billie B. Hamby, 77, died August 18, 2009 at Churchman Village in Newark. She was born October 8, 1931 in Elizabethton, TN to Frank and Rebecca Wilcox Brummitt. She was a school bus driver for Caravel Academy for 14 years, and for the Appoquinimink School District for 9 years. She also worked at Bea and Ed's Sub Shop with her sister. She enjoyed shopping and jigsaw puzzles. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Willard E. Hamby; six children, Michael, Roger, Jerry, Bobby, and Mark Hamby, and Diane Lockerman; a brother, Kenneth Brummitt; a sister, Lorene Hamby; 5 grandsons; 6 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her friends. She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Beatrice "Bea" Roberts and Frances Roberts; and a granddaughter, Tracy Lockerman. Interment was at Townsend Cemetery with arrangements by Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home.

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HARDY, Flora
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Flora Rosetta "Rose" Hardy, 54, died January 10, 2003 at Christiana Hospital. She was born in Crisfield, MD to John and Sarah Ames Harris. She was a longtime nurse at with Christiana Health Care Systems, and later relocated to Ahoskie, NC. She is survived by her daughters, Kesha L. Davis (Phillip), and Karen L. White (fiance Onnie L. Carter), all of Wilmington; two brothers, Phillip Harris, Sr. (Maria) of Wilmington, and Solomon Harris (Valter) of New Castle; two sisters, Dinah Benn of Wilmington, and Mary Veney of New Castle; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Freddie L. Hardy; her parents; a sister, Dorothy Ames-Kenny; and a brother, George Ames. Services were held at New Pentecostal United Holy Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the House of Wright Mortuary.

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HOOPER, Mollie
SEAFORD, DELAWARE: Mollie Hicks Hooper, 70, died October 10, 1931 at her home. She was the daughter of Hicks and Mary E. Hooper. She lived in both Seaford and Baltimore. She was the last survivor of four children, and was unmarried. Services were held at her residence in Seaford. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Seaford.

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JACKSON, Ruby Lee
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Ruby Lee Jackson, 69, died July 10, 1999. She was the mother of Marie, Andrew, Gerald, Gloria, Yvonne, Kenneth, Shelley and the late Stanley; and the sister of John and Frank Wynn. She had 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, and is survived by other relatives and friends. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery with arrangements by House of Wright Mortuary.

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JOHNSON, Sarah
MILTON, DELAWARE: Sarah R. Johnson, 84, died June 8, 2007 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born September 30, 1922 in Milton to Benjamin and Mary Emma Smith Reed. She was a former secretary for Dulany Foods, and a member of Zion United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cats, and was a Phillies fan. Survivors include her husband, Elwood "Woody" Johnson, Sr.; her children, Kim Hutcheson (Gary) of Ordinary, VA, and Elwood "Bill" Johnson, Jr. (Karen), and Mary C. Hopkins (John "Jack") Hudson, all of Milton; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Zion United Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Short Funeral Services.

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JORDAN, Thomas
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Thomas Jordan, 21, died December 31, 1919. He was born in County Limerick, Ireland to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jordan. He came to the U.S. with his family when he was a child. He was survived by his parents; two brothers, Richard and John Jordan; and two sisters, Catherine Jordan and Mrs. John Lucey. Services were held at St. Paul's Church. Interment was at the cathedral cemetery.

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KANTZ, Francis
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Francis Kantz, 79, died December 15, 1937. He was born in Maryland to Andrew and Teresa Kantz on August 16, 1858. He worked in the upholstery business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Philomena Kantz. Burial was at Cathedral Cemetery.

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KEMP, Viola
NEWARK, DELAWARE: Viola Kemp, 82, died November 19, 2009. She was born November 27, 1926 in Harrisburg, PA. She was a home health aide, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. She was the mother of Roland Kemp (Elizabeth), Meshell Kemp, Wanda Robinson, James Kemp, Michael Kemp, Marie Kemp, and Delores Kemp. She had 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Kemp. Services were held at Sampson Funeral Home in Brooklyn, NY. Interment was at Calverton National Veterans Cemetery in Calverton, NY. Local arrangements were handled by Congo Funeral Home.

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LAWRENCE, Vera
CAMDEN, DELAWARE: Vera Lawrence, 91, died January 30, 2010. She was born April 23, 1918 to the late David and Vera Norbeck. She was a bookkeeper for the family business, Lawrence Garage and Body Shop. Survivors include two sons, William W. Lawrence, Jr. (Elaine), and Richard Lawrence (Janet), all of Dover; a daughter, Holly L. Slaughter (Randy) of Camden; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Lawrence, Sr.; and a great-granddaughter, Abby Christianson. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Pippin Funeral Home.

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LEGAR, Phyllis
DOVER, DELAWARE: Lillian Phyllis Legar, 86, died December 29, 2009. She was born December 8, 1923 to Joseph Merritt and Emma Anna Legar. She was a child care provider. She is survived by a brother, Willard Pierce Legar; 10 nieces and nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; the many families and children she cared for over the years; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Landers Legar and Isadore Merritt Legar; and a sister, Maxine Moore Legar O'Neal. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna under the direction of Faries Funeral Home.

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LIDEN, Dawson
SEAFORD, DELAWARE: Dawson W. Liden, 82, died January 10, 2001. Interment was at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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MARCOZZI, Viola
WILMINGTON, DELEWARE: Viola Lestardo Marcozzi died November 20, 2009. She was born December 19, 1917 in Wilmington to Nicholas and Olympia Trincia Lestardo. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Nicholas Guinta, and Jacqueline and James Durborow; a sister, Loretta Eckton; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Roland Marcozzi; two sisters; and five brothers. Services were held at St Helena's Church. Interment was at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery under the direction of Corleto-Latina Funeral Home.

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McCARTHY, Brother Valerian
CLAYTON, DELAWARE: Brother Valerian McCarthy, 52, died April 30, 1949. He was born April 8, 1897 in Massachusetts. He was an industrial school teacher. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Faries Funeral Home.

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McCLOSKEY, Margaret
ELSMERE, DELAWARE; Margaret A. McCloskey, 88, died June 22, 2009. She was the daughter of the late William and Lillian Dennis Spahn. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. She is survived by two sons, William J. McCloskey and fiancee Cathie, and Michael F. McCloskey and wife Ruth; a daughter, Peggy McCloskey Brennalt; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a goddaughter, Peggy Hirst. She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. McCloskey, Sr; her parents; a son, George A. McCloskey, Jr.; and a brother, William Spahn. Services were held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington by Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home.

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McCOURT, Joseph
OCEAN VIEW, DELAWARE: Joseph C. McCourt, 80, died February 27, 2009. He was the son the late Joseph and Marie Dunne McCourt. He retired from Union Carbide/First Brands Corporation in Danbury, CT, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was past president of the Savannahs Landing Home Owners' Association, and was chairman of the architectural board. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the Marine Corps League. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joan Regan McCourt; six children, Kevin J. McCourt of Ocean View, DE, Susan Zemzicki (John E., Jr.) of Toms River, NJ, Joseph P. McCourt (Jill) of Bethel, CT, Karen Sheridan (Bernard) of Tolland, CT, Mary Saia (Anthony) of Jamestown, NC, and Brian McCourt (Jennifer) of Raleigh, NC; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Melson Funeral Services.

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McINTYRE, Correan
DOVER, DELAWARE: Correan W. McIntyre, 73, died April 21, 2011 at Broadmeadow Healthcare in Middletown. She was born October 18, 1936 to the late Clem and Mary Woodson. Services were held at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Barretts Chapel in Frederica under the direction of Bennie Smith Funeral Home.

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McNEAL, Marie
MILTON, DELAWARE: Marie Vickers McNeal, 79, died January 28, 2010. She was born May 19, 1930 to the late Fred and Bessie Fitchett. Services were held at Friendship Baptist Church. Interment was at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Lewes under the direction of Bennie Smith Funeral Home.

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MURPHY, Edna
LEWES, DELAWARE: Edna M. Murphy, 82, died October 30, 2001 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. She was a member of the Lewes Historical Society, the AARP, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the WIBC. She attended Lewes Presbyterian Church. She was a football and baseball fan. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Trader Wood of Wilmington; 4 nieces; and 3 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Murphy. Services were held at Lewes Presbyterian Church.

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NOON, Marian
DAGSBORO, DELAWARE: Marian Kreckel Noon, 93, died December 9, 2006. She was born September 5, 1913 to the late Carl Kreckel and Pearl Alcampe Kreckel. She was a librarian at Dematha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD for 20 years, and enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by a daughter, Margery Bell Walker of Dagsboro, two stepdaughters, Maureen McCarthy of Columbia, MD and Kerry Noon of Berkley Springs, WV; a stepson, Peter Noon of Columbia, MD; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, William Joseph Bell and Peter T. Noon; a daughter, Barbara Ann McEntee; a son, William Bell; and two brothers, James and Paul Kreckel. Services were held at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Parsell Funeral Home.

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O'DAY, Thelma
BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE: Thelma Feyerabend O'Day, 96, died August 4, 2009. She was born October 7, 1912 to the late Edward J. and Helen Virginia Conaway Feyerabend. She operated O'Day Grocery Store for over 20 years. She was a member of the Greenwood Cheer Center and Chaplain's Chapel Church. She is survived by a son, Kenneth O'Day and wife Bonnie of Bridgeville; a daughter, Norma Lee Hastings and husband Wes of Seaford; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Morgan O'Day. Interment was at St. Johnstown Cemetery under the direction of Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium.

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ORGA, Annette
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Annette C. Orga, 91, died January 14, 2001. She attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, James and Sue Orga of Newark, and Anthony D. Orga and Thomas M. Orga, both of Wilmington; two daughters, Julianne C. Dobrowolski of Wilmington, and Janet C. Dobrowolski of Newark; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony D. Orga; and a daughter, Jeanne Orga Mulrooney. Services were held at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery with arrangements by Doherty Funeral Home.

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PARKER, Ellery L., Sr.
GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE: Ellery L. Parker, 77, died November 3, 2009. He was the son of the late Albert W. Parker and Myrtle Gordy Hartman. He was a retired supervisor for George & Lynch with 35 years of service. He was a Mason, and a member of the VFW, the Georgetown Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Twinkle Dance Club. He attended Grace United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hilda Marvel Parker; a son, Ellery L. Parker, Jr. of Georgetown; 2 sisters, Isabelle Morris of Raleigh, NC and Shirley Cheeseman of Pennsville, NJ; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at Delaware Veterans' Cemetery in Millsboro by Short Funeral Services.

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PEPPER, Georgetta
SELBYVILLE, DELAWARE: Georgetta Walker Pepper, 92, died June 30, 2009. She was born July 23, 1917 to the late George and Ethel Shockley Walker. She was a member of Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, and attended Blackwater Fellowship Church in Roxana. Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Lee Jones (Ralph) of Bishopville, and Carletta S. Lankford (Terry) of Mardela Springs; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Marie Swain of Georgetown. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl A. Pepper; and a grandchild, Stacey Jones. Interment was at Roxana Cemetery by Hastings Funeral Home.

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PERDUE, Dorothy
GREENWOOD, DELAWARE: Dorothy M. Perdue, 75, died February 2, 2010. She was born August 8, 1934 to the late McKinley and Margaret Anderson. She formerly worked for L.D. Caulk Co. She enjoyed baseball, and was a New York Yankees fan. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Dottie and Butch Williamson of Federalsburg, MD, Denny and Judy Perdue of Bridgeville, and Lori and Brian Beauchamp of Greenwood; a sister, Florence Jones of Greenwood; a brother, Clinton Anderson of Laurel; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Perdue; a brother, Herman Anderson; and a granddaughter, Melissa Perdue Prekup. Interment was at St. Johnstown Cemetery by Fleischauer Funeral Home.

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PIPER, Mae
DOVER, DELAWARE: Mae Frances Piper, 63, died July 17, 2002. She was born December 16, 1938. Services were held at the Pentecostal Church of God in Lincoln. Interment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milford under the direction of Bennie Smith Funeral Home.

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PRETTYMAN, Palmer E.
MILTON, DELAWARE: Palmer Eggert Prettyman died February 20, 2009. He was born March 31, 1935 to Harold Prettyman, Sr. and Evelyn Kloeblen Prettyman. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was the husband of Marjorie Jane "Peggy" Mihalik Prettyman. He is survived by five children, Kevin, Pam, Chris, Scott, and Dale; a brother, Harold Prettyman, Jr.; and 15 grandchildren. Interment was at St. Peter's Cemetery under the direction of Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium.

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PUCCIO, Maria
MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE: Maria P. Puccio, 90, died December 9, 2008. She was born October 2, 1918 to the late Leonard and Rosa Riportella. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Riportella of Middletown; her nieces and nephews, Rose and Michael Cunningham and Anthony and Vita Clemente; her great-nieces and great-nephews; her great-great nieces; and a great-great nephew. Interment was at Forest Cemetery by Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home.

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REED, Elizabeth
SMYRNA, DELAWARE: Elizabeth A. "Sis" Reed, 75, died March 29, 2008 at Langhorne Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center in Langhorne, PA. She was born June 18, 1932 to the late Lewis Irving and Helen Pearl Garton Atwell. She retired from International Playtex, Inc. with 44 years of service. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Blood Bank of Delaware, Inc., and the New Castle Moose Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Christine R. Septak (Daniel) of Yardley, PA; two sisters, Virginia Hazlett of Clayton, and Mildred Wallace of Quarryville, PA; and 2 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Ernest Reed; and two brothers, James P. Atwell and Lewis Irving Atwell. Services were held at St. Polycarp Catholic Church. Interment was at the Townsend Cemetery under the direction of Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home.

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RUSSELL, Samuel
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Samuel G. Russell, 77, died February 4, 1944 at his residence. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 40 years. Services were held at McCrery Funeral Home. Interment was at Lawn Croft Cemetery.

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SAVAGE, Anna
REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE: Anna B. Savage, 91, died October 22, 2001 at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes. She worked at Perdue, and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Virginia. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy M. Ames of Rehoboth Beach, and Annie Simms Stoakley and Georgia Lee Savage, both of Virginia; a son-in-law, Henry Stoakley of Virginia; a brother, George Burton of Baltimore; her aunts and uncles; her cousins; and her friends. Services were held at Friendship Baptist Church in Lewes. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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SCALES, Robert G.
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Robert Gene "Bobby" Scales, 69, died January 21, 2007. He retired from the Eastern Shore Concrete Company. He is survived by his children, Ricky Waters, Denise Trader, and Diane Benson (Gerald Seeney); his mother, Mary Scales; two brothers, Nathaniel Scales, Jr. (Patricia), and Joseph Scales; two sisters, Reanie Lambert (Donald) and Teresa Thomas-Gladsky; a friend, Lydia Faulk; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his aunts and uncles; his nieces and nephews; his cousins; his dog, Cobie; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Scales, Sr. Services were held at Spiritual Truth and Deliverance Ministries. Burial was at Silverbrook Cemetery under the direction of Congo Funeral Home.

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SCHLABACH, Mabel
GREENWOOD, DELAWARE: Mabel Eileen Troyer Schlabach, 75, died May 5, 2012 at her residence. She was born August 27, 1936 in Applecreek, OH to Dan and Ella Troyer. She lived in Blountstown, FL from 1982 to 1997, and was otherwise a longtime Greenwood resident. Survivors include two sons, Dan Schlabach (Yolanda) and Verle Schlabach (Sandy), both of Greenwood; two daughters, Doris Sommers (Wayne) of Greenwood, and Melody Smith (Paul) of Blountstown, FL; a sister, Joyce Booth, of Wooster, OH; two brothers, Larry Troyer of Lincoln, and Loyal Troyer of Unity, WI; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Evangel Schlabach; a sister, Erma; and four brothers, Ivan Troyer, Daniel Troyer, Jr., Owen Troyer and Verton Troyer. Services were held at the Greenwood Mennonite Church. Arrangements were handled by Fleischauer Funeral Home.

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SCHMITT, Mabel
TOWNSEND, DELAWARE: Mabel Schmitt, 88, died August 19, 2008. She was born September 14, 1919. She retired from Playtex International in Dover. She was also an Avon representative for over 55 years, and received the President's Club Sales Achievement Award. She made her final Avon sale the day before her passing. Survivors include four children, Rose Weber (Calvin) of Townsend, Irvin Eckeard (Sandy) of Greensboro, MD, Ida May Walkley of Greensboro, and William Eckeard (Florence) of Kenton; a brother, Homer Hart of Newtown Square, PA; two sisters, Louise Breeding of Viola, and Bertha Bye of Avondale, PA; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Eckeard and Louis Schmitt; her companion, Russell Clonch; her parents, William Wyble Hart and Ida May Hart; two infant daughters, Madeline Louise and Edith Marie Eckeard; two sisters; and seven brothers. Entombment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna by Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home.

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SHAPIRO, Milton
CLAYMONT, DELAWARE: Milton Shapiro died May 1, 1975 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Elsmere. He was born in Philadelphia. He was a former resident of Chester, PA for around 55 years before moving to Delaware. He was a beer distributor in both Aston and Chester. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mary Fusco Shapiro; a daughter, Sandra Hook; and a brother, Nathan Shapiro. Services were held at Nacrelli's Chapel in Chester. Interment was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery by Reisman Funeral Directors.

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SHEK, Joseph
LEWES, DELAWARE: Joseph Shek, 68, died December 14, 1949. He was born Marh 4, 1881 in Baltimore, MD to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Shek. He was survived by his wife, Hilda Shek. Burial was at the Presbyterian Cemetery.

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SLATTERY, Agnes
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Agnes M. Slattery died April 10, 2009. She was the daughter of Harry and Marie Murphy Canavan. She enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques. She is survived by two daughters, Agnes S. Hurley (David), and Colleen Wozniak (Stanley) of Wilmington; a sister, Jane McDonnell of Jupiter, FL; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Slattery. Services were held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment was at Cathedral Cemetery under the direction of Doherty Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Gertrude
BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, DELAWARE: Gertrude Helen Smith, 92, died October 15, 2001. She attended Hillcrest-Bellefonte Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Women's Circle, and was a member of Fraimes Senior Center. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Manarin of Alexandria, VA; a son, Wayne of Bethany Beach, DE; 4 grandsons; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Sylvanus N. Smith. Services were held at Hillcrest-Bellefonte Methodist Church. Interment was at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

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STEINBERG, Samuel
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Samuel Steinberg, 81, died September 22, 2002. He was a retired Wilmington police officer. He is survived by his wife, Marie Steinberg; a son, Bruce; two sisters, Lillian Serwinsky and Freda Greenberg; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Jewish Community Cemetery under the direction of Schoenberg Memorial Chapel.

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TESTA, Elizabeth
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Elizabeth M. Testa, 72, died March 23, 2007. She was born September 21, 1934 to the late Lucian and Clara Kosakoski. For 18 years, she was asecretary at National Vulcanized Fiber. She enjoyed cooking, bowling and playing the slot machines. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, John J. Testa; a nephew; four nieces; and her friends. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Francis, John, Joseph, and Thomas. Services were held at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Entombment was at Cathedral Cemetery under the direction of Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home.

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TIBAYAN, Leticia
NEWARK, DELAWARE: Leticia F. Tibayan died January 4, 2010. She was born March 26, 1929 in Manila, Philippines to the late Damaso and Generosa Flores. She held a bachelor's degree in education from the University of the East in Manila, and an M.A. in Special Education from SUNY Buffalo. She taught at Margaret S. Sterck School for the Hearing Impaired for over 30 years. She was a member of the Philippine American Association of Delaware (PAAD), and enjoyed cooking and volunteer work. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Manuel Tibayan of Newark; three daughters, Rose Tibayan and husband Don Villar of Chicago, IL; Rowin Couve and husband Jerome of Tampa, FL; and Raelynn Remy and husband Mitchell of Alexandria, VA; two sisters, Basilisa Flores of Escondido, CA, and Hortencia Francisco of Ottawa, Canada; and 4 grandsons. Services were held at Holy Family Church.

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TIMKO, Ethel
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Ethel J. Timko, 91, died September 29, 2009. She formerly worked in a hosiery mill, and was a riveter during World War II. She was a member of White Clay Presbyterian Church, and was a 50-year member of the choir. She is survived by her children, Stephen W. Timko (Susie), and Susan E. Timko; a sister, Stella Machulski; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Michael Timko. Services were held at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the church cemetery by McCrery Funeral Home.

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TORRES, Genara
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Genara Maria Torres, 43, died January 14, 2001. She was an electrician and welder. She is survived by her parents, Tiburcio, Sr. and Miraim Torres of Wilmington; three children, Fagan, Sr., Arthur and Sonya Harris, all of Wilmington; a daughter-in-law, Rene; 3 grandchildren; four brothers, Carlos, Victor, Jose and Tiburcio; her aunts and uncles; and her nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by The House of Wright Mortuary.

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TOWNSEND, Elaine
SEAFORD, DELAWARE: Elaine M. Townsend, 79, died March 12, 2009. She retired from Nanticoke Cleaners with 20 years of service. She is survived by a son, Michael Townsend (Debra) of Laurel; a daughter, Carol Clifton (Bob) of Milton; three sisters, Alice Davidson of Dagsboro, Evelyn Davis of Parksley, VA, and Eva Tindall of Seaford; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Townsend; and a son, James W. Downes, Jr. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery by Cranston Funeral Home.

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WALLS, Palmer
MIDDLETOWN, DELWARE: Palmer E. Walls, 71, died March 28, 1970 at the Wilmington Medical Center. He was a former resident of Chester, PA. Survivors include his wife, Matilda Walls; a son, Kenneth Walls of Chester; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Price of Middletown, Mrs. Roland Still of Townsend, Mrs. Vivian Thompson of Bristol, and Mrs. Harry Townsend of Upper Chichester; three sisters, Mrs. Willard Cain, Mrs. James Howard, and Mrs. Mary Hinsley; and 18 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Mears Funeral Home.

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WALSH, James X.
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: James X. Walsh died February 4, 1944 at his residence. He was the son of John and Ellen Walsh. He was a pharmacist and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was unmarried. Survivors include a brother, Alfred A. Walsh of Galena, MD; four sisters, Sister M. Carmela of the Sisters of Mercy in Birmingham, AL, and Marguerite M. Walsh, Mary G. Walsh and Mrs. Paul A. Spragg, Sr., all of Wilmington; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. John M. Walsh, pastor of St. Dennis Catholic Church in Galena, MD. Services were held at Christ Our King Church. Interment was at Cathedral Cemetery under the direction of Mealey Funeral Home.

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WALSH, Father John M.
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Rev. John M. Walsh, 60, died May 30, 1943 at St. Francis' Hospital in Wilmington, DE. He was born October 7, 1882 in Wilmington, DE to John and Ellen Walsh. He attended Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, St. Charles College in Ellicott City, and completed seminary studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 21, 1911 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore. He served at St. Peter's Cathedral in Wilmington, Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Easton, St. Mary's Parish in Cambridge, and St. Dennis' Parish in Galena. He traveled to Ireland and continental Europe, and had an audience with Pope Pius XI in Rome. He was a priest for 32 years. Services were held St. Anthony's Church in Wilmington. Interment was at Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington.

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WALTERS, Donald C.
MILLSBORO, DELAWARE: Donald Calvin Walters, 73, died March 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 25, 1934 to Donald and Mabel Hudson Moore. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service. He enjoyed camping, fishing, crabbing, NASCAR, and going to the Delmar Drag Races. Survivors include his children, Donald C. Walters, Jr. (Cynthia) of Millsboro and Cheryl L. Waibel (Paul) of Wilmington; a half-sister, Linda Traverse of Wilmington; and 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella Walters; and his parents. Interment with military honors was at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton with arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home.

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WILMER, Fannie
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Fannie V. Wilmer, 87, passed away September 19, 2006. She was the mother of James Walton (Evora), Delores Chappell (John), Doris, Larry, Tyrone and Ronnie Wilmer; and the sister of Mamie Jordan and the late Willie Jordan. Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Cottie Jordan; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; her dog, Flossie; and other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Wilmer. Burial was at Gracelawn Memorial Park by Congo Funeral Home.

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WINDSOR, Patricia
NEWARK, DELAWARE: Patricia A. Windsor, 72, died March 6, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Lucius and Elizabeth Blinn. Survivors include her children, William of Shelbyville, KY, David of Tahlequah OK, Brian of Northeast, MD, and Elizabeth Volzone and Patricia Mason, both of Newark; a sister, Mary Tracey of New Haven, CT; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman; and a son, Robert Windsor. Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment was at Gracelawn Memorial Park by McCrery Memorial Funeral Home.

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ZAKRESKI, Lois
CLAYMONT, DELAWARE: Lois A. Welsh Zakreski, 75, died June 25, 2003 at her residence. She was born September 7, 1927 in Wilmington to the late William A. and Matilda Koerner Welsh. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, where she was active with the parish outreach. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph T. Zakreski, Sr.; her children, John Zakreski and Steven Zakreski, both of Wilmington, Maryanne Zakreski, SSJ of Bethlehem, PA, Paul Zakreski of Brigantine, NJ, and Joseph T. Zakreski, Jr. (Holly) of Elkton, MD; a brother, William A. Welsh; two sisters, Audrey Eckert and Eleanor Lewis Sutherland; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Rosary Church. Interment was at Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington under the direction of Gebhart Funeral Home.

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