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Obituaries

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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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Shirley Faye Green

Shirley Faye Green -2017

Shirley Faye Green of Newark, Delaware, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, surrounded by her children in the Christiana Hospital. Shirley was born in Missouri to the late Eugene Oliver Pruett and Edith McKissick, the eldest of four children. Shirley graduated in 1948 from Mitchell High School, Indiana and moved to Detroit, MI where she would meet and marry the love of her life, Floyd Lawson Green. Floyd's job transfer from Detroit, MI, moved the...

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Peter James Wende

Peter James Wende -2017

Peter J. Wende, 71, of Bear, Delaware and formerly of Buffalo, New York passed away at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on Wednesday June 14, 2017. He graduated from Clarence Central High School in 1963 and attended Parsons College in Iowa. Peter served with the Navy Seabees from 1967 – 1968, during which time he spent 9 months in Chulia, Vietnam. He worked for Texaco from 1968 – 1998 and Tipton from 2001 – 2015. In addition...

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Randall Lee Fox -2017

Randall Lee Fox, age 55, of Bear Delaware died on June 18, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital. He was predeceased by his mother Norma "Jean" Flowers. Survivors include I-Li Fox, his loving wife of 27 years, daughter Kattie Fox of Bear, Delaware, aunt and uncle Freda and John Pittam, uncle and aunt Rob and Janet Hinkle and brother Ronald Fox. Randall lived life to the fullest and always said "It's a wonderful thing waking up every day." ...

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Carmen Jon Bernardo

Carmen Jon Bernardo -2017

Carmen J. Bernardo, age 49, of Glasgow, DE passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1986 and earned an associate's degree in Computer Science from Delaware Technical Community College in 2000. Carmen was an avid reader, especially world history. He was a self-taught cartoonist and would draw a caricature of himself on the cards he would give to his nieces, nephew and others. He...

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James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr.

James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr. -2017

James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr, 85, died peacefully on June 9, 2017 at Regal Heights in Hockessin, DE. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Bettye Oliver Scarbrough, daughters Rhonda (Jacob) Mullins of Newark, DE, Johnnie (Allen) Groves of Maryville TN, Doni (David) Jordan of Columbia, SC and son, James (Tori) Scarbrough, Jr. of Newark, DE and grandchildren, Lenora Spence, Heather Groves, Crystal Richards, Jacob Mullins and Morgan and...

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Donald M.  Durnan

Donald M. Durnan -2017

Donald M. Durnan, age 62, of Newark, DE passed away at home on May 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family following an over two and a half year battle with ALS. Donald, born in Wilmington, Delaware, graduated from Christiana High School in 1973 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at Chrysler Corporation until retiring in 2007 and then went on to work for Mumford and Miller Concrete for 7 years. An avid outdoorsman, Donald...

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James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr. -2017

James C. Scarbrough, Sr., passed away at Regal Heights on Friday June 9, 2017. A full obituary will follow shortly.

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Karen Margrethe Barker -2017

Karen Margrethe Barker, died at the Kutz Home on June 8, 2017. There are no services planned at this time.

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Vance F. Bowers, Jr.

Vance F. Bowers, Jr. -2017

Vance F. Bowers, Jr., age 66 of Bear, DE died at his home on Wednesday May 24, 2017. Vance attended Oxford area schools and graduated with a B.A. from Lincoln University in 1973. He worked for the Federal Government in the 1970's. Vance worked for Herr's Foods for the past 34 years, in the sales department as a District Manager and finally working as a Reset Specialist. Vance was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Vance Bowers,...

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Alexander J. LeDoux -2017

Alexander John LeDoux, 79 of Newark, Delaware died at home on May 31, 2017. There are no services planned at this time.

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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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