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Julian Alton Hampton, Jr. -2016

J. Alton Hampton, age 80, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 . He was born in Wilson, North Carolina, but spent most of his life in Newark, Delaware. Al was a devoted husband to his wife, Elaine Kessel Hampton, for 56 years and a loving and supportive father to their son, Scott Allen Hampton, currently a missionary serving in Tanzania, East Africa with his wife, Susie Entwistle Hampton and grandsons, Kieran, Kyle, and Kaedon....

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Willis Andrew Proctor -2015

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Linda Joan Leedom

Linda Joan Leedom -2017

Linda Joan Leedom, age 64 of Newark, Delaware died on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice Unit at Christiana Hospital. Linda was married to her best friend Howard Leedom for over 45 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and most definitely a grandmother. Linda received her Associates Degree from Delaware Technical Community College but was best known as a homemaker and in-home day care provider. She was a member...

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John Martin Fitzsimmons

John Martin Fitzsimmons -2017

John Martin Fitzsimmons, age 56, of Elkton, MD formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. John graduated from Delcastle High School in 1979 and then faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a laborer as a carpenter and a mason with the New Jersey Building Laborers Union. John was also a member of AA for over 25 years. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Margaret Fitzsimmons, his...

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Robert M. Allcorn, Sr. -2017

Robert M. Allcorn, Sr., 86 of Bear, Delaware died on April 29, 2017 while in Seasons Hospice. Bob was a Master Mechanic by trade, retiring due to a work injury. He enjoyed working with wood, doing yard work, country music, following the stock market and summers at Crystal Beach. He is survived by his wife Patricia A. Allcorn, son Robert M. Allcorn, Jr., brother Philip Allcorn and his wife Marie, sisters Carolyn Holmes and Virginia...

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Carolyn V. Melson

Carolyn V. Melson -2017

Carolyn V. Melson of Newark, Delaware went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1938 to Pearl (Baker) and Edward W. Vansant. After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School in 1956, Carolyn worked as a secretary for several years before marrying and beginning a family. Carolyn and her husband Bill moved to Maryland with their children and she enjoyed being a homemaker and made many...

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Michael Todd Lanham

Michael Todd Lanham -2017

Michael Todd Lanham, age 41, of Bear, DE, passed away on April 19, 2017. Michael was a graduate of Glasgow High School Class of 1994, where he played football and baseball. He loved his job working for ICS at the Port of Wilmington as a heavy equipment operator. The center of Michael's world was his daughter, Brittany. They shared an unbreakable bond, and she was his proudest accomplishment. Michael was known for his huge heart and...

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Ruth Shirley Oakes

Ruth Shirley Oakes -2017

Ruth Shirley (Snow) Oakes, age 85, of New Castle, DE, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Season's Hospice Care, Christiana, DE. Ruth worked for Astra Zeneca (formally Stuart Pharmaceuticals) from 1974-1976, she was a housewife and homemaker. During her free time she enjoyed cooking and gardening and spending time with her family. Mrs. Oakes was predeceased by her husband Robert F. Oakes and her...

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Steve "Smokey" Keplinger

Steve "Smokey" Keplinger -2017

Steve "Smokey" Keplinger, age 69, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Steve graduated class of 1965 from Franklin High School in West Virginia. He moved to Delaware to live with his Uncle Fred and Aunt Betty until his marriage. Steve worked for Chrysler for 30 years and after retirement he worked part-time at Berrodin Auto Parts for 17 years. He volunteered at the Emmanuel Dining Room and...

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Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr. -2017

Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr., age 72, of Greenwood, DE, formerly of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Skip graduated in 1964 from Deptford High School in New Jersey. After graduating, he worked as a machinist in various places, most recently at "Gunnison" in Gibbsboro, NJ and "CCL Container" in Swedesboro, NJ. Skip was a former member of the Lindenwold Moose Lodge and Gibbsboro-Voorhees Lions Club. He...

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Horace Skip Risley, Jr.

Horace Skip Risley, Jr. -2017

Horace "Skip" Risley, Jr., age 72, of Greenwood, DE, formerly of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Skip graduated in 1964 from Deptford High School in New Jersey. After graduating, he worked as a machinist in various places, most recently at "Gunnison" in Gibbsboro, NJ and "CCL Container" in Swedesboro, NJ. Skip was a former member of the Lindenwold Moose Lodge and Gibbsboro-Voorhees Lions Club. Mr...

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Mark Sienkiewicz

Mark Sienkiewicz -2017

With his passing, my wonderful husband has joined our wonderful son. Mark John Sienkiewicz, 80, of Bear, DE, died on March 31, 2017, of complications of dementia and a broken hip. He was born at home on his family's farm in Dornsife, Pennsylvania, and attended a one room grade-school on the farm property. He graduated from Trevorton High School, and after working at several different jobs in various places, he came to Delaware to work at the...

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Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart -2017

Roberta Margaret Stewart (Allegar), known to many as "Bert", was born November 18th, 1945 to Della (Blood) Saunders and Edward Allegar in Bayville, NJ. On Friday, March 31st, 2017, at age 71, Roberta went to live with the angels peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Roberta was well known for her sense of humor and quick wit. She enjoyed reading, country music, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and league bowling with her...

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Frank William Borst

Frank William Borst -2017

Frank William Borst, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital. Frank graduated from East Pembroke High School in Corfu, New York. After 25 years of loyal service, he retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. During his retirement, Frank worked as a personal assistant to Colonel Louisa Morris for over 35 years. As a...

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Robert A. Renz

Robert A. Renz -2017

Robert A. (Pappy) Renz, age 82, of Elkton, Maryland, died on March 21, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. Mr. Renz was born in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania and attended Claymont High School. Mr. Renz retired from James River Corp. where he worked as Maintenance Superintendent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and the Army Reserves until 1963. He enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake with his family and friends. Mr. Renz was predeceased by his...

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Faine Eleanor Zeisloft

Faine Eleanor Zeisloft -2017

Faine Eleanor (Keller) Zeisloft, age 92, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2017. Faine was born in Aristes, PA., the daughter of William Guy Keller and Carrie Irene (Lindemuth) Keller. She was a home maker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She worked briefly at Jean's Hospital in Philadelphia during WWII. She was always devoted to her church and active in the women's circles...

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Barbara Ann Lusk -2017

Barbara Lusk, 66, of Perryville, Maryland peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on March 16, 2017. Barbara is originally from Boissevain, Virginia and relocated to Delaware at age 10. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lusk, and her step-daughter, Cindi O'Reilly She survived by her mother, Bea English, her siblings, Alan and Cheri Stallard and Mike and Kim Morehart, her two daughters, Laura Leathern-Houck and...

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Janet  Elaine Smith Quinn

Janet Elaine Smith Quinn -2017

Janet Elaine Smith Quinn, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Milford, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was born in Buffalo, NY to Wilfred Winter and LouEtta Bennett Smith. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, class of 1952, a graduate of The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1955, and went on to become a registered nurse, working for the State of Delaware until her retirement in 1996. ...

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Thomas "Tom" Hogenmiller

Thomas "Tom" Hogenmiller -2017

Tom Hogenmiller, of Bear, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Seasons Hospice with his devoted wife, Christine, at his side. He was born in Erie, PA, to Aloysius and Margaret Hogenmiller. He joined the Merchant Marines at the start of World War II and honorably served his country for eight years. He spent his entire working career in the transportation industry starting with Associated Transport in New York City...

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Franklin James Nelson

Franklin James Nelson -2017

Franklin James Nelson, 64 of Newark, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2017, surrounded by family. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Barbara E. Nelson and the late John W. Nelson, Sr. Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Jean (Bryson) Nelson; his son Franklin Nelson, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; his daughter Heather Dunlap and her husband, Ryan; his granddaughter, Avery...

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Albert "Ash" Edwards

Albert "Ash" Edwards -2017

Albert Ashton Edwards, age 77, of Newark DE passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Ash was a dedicated provider for his wife and children for all of his adult life. He was employed by G.M. for 30 years. He didn't graduate high school but read constantly to improve his education. In 1982 he was promoted to Statistical Process Control Coordinator for the Wilmington Assembly Plant. His efforts improved the...

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Elsie L. Mulrooney

Elsie L. Mulrooney -2017

Elsie L. Mulrooney, age 81, of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on February 10, 2017. She was born in Bristol, PA daughter of the late Eugene J. and Ella E. Weber. Elsie earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1957. She joined the United States Navy where she achieved rank of LTJG before leaving in 1966 with an Honorable discharge. She met the love of her life the late PO1 George...

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Catherine Gulden

Catherine Gulden -2017

Catherine Gulden passed away into the arms of Jesus on February 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm. Catherine who preferred to be called Cathy was a singer and song writer. She served the Lord through music for well over forty years singing in all types of venues. She also wrote poetry and short stories and ran a nutraceuticals business. She leaves behind her loving husband of fifty years, Robert Edward Gulden, daughter Cynthia Mattern and husband Lance,...

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Maxine K. Baumert

Maxine K. Baumert -2017

Maxine Kuzelka Baumert, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Mrs. Baumert graduated from Howells High School in Nebraska. She earned an associates degree from the University of Nebraska and a Business Degree from Chillicothe Missouri Business College. Maxine was a homemaker and was married for over 65 years to her husband Robert H. Baumert. Maxine was a passionate Duke basketball and Philadelphia Phillies fan....

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Theodore W. Sifford, Jr.

Theodore W. Sifford, Jr. -2017

The humorous Theodore W. Sifford, Jr., better known as "Ted" to his northern family and "June" to his southern family went home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2017. He was the eldest of three children to Theodore W. Sifford, Sr. and the late Essie M. Sifford of Granite Quarry, North Carolina and was born in the summer of 1952. Ted completed his early education in his home state of North Carolina. He served in the US Army from 1970 to 1974...

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