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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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Edward A. Baker, Jr. -2017

Edward A. Baker, Jr. of Bear, DE, in his 100th year, went to Heaven to rejoin his loving wife, Jennie. One of nine children, he was born on December 17, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY, to Edward and Ethel Baker. As a young man, he was proud to have been an usher at Radio City Music Hall, until serving in World War II as a medic aboard the Hospital Ship John J. Meany in the European theater. He made several perilous crossings of the Atlantic, serving in...

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Gertrude Mathilde Rosemary -2017

Gertrude M. Rosemary, 89, of Harrington, DE passed away August 11, 2017 at Milford Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Medical Center. A native to Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Casimer and Agnes (Tribull) Rosemary and moved to Delaware with her family where she became a lifelong resident. She retired in 1988 from Bell Atlantic Telephone Company. Gertrude enjoyed fishing and crabbing at her Fenwick summer home. Gertrude was...

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Elbert Lee Willoughby -2017

Elbert Lee Willoughby, age 85, of Bear, DE passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Al proudly served in the US Army in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. Upon returning home Elbert worked at the General Motors Plant in Wilmington, DE for 34 years. He retired in 1987 and was a proud member of the UAW Local 435. In his free time, Elbert enjoyed tinkering with tractors, lawn mowers or anything with a small motor. Mr....

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Virginia D. Burns

Virginia D. Burns -2017

Virginia D. (Best) Burns, 97, of Bear, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home on August 5, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family and friends. Virginia was a hardworking woman of faith who lived righteously and cared deeply for her family and friends. Never having compromised her own values, those who knew her strived to be better people. Her home was a haven for countless loved ones in need of help, advice, a home-cooked meal, a tongue-lashing...

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Josephine "Jo-Ell" Malloy

Josephine "Jo-Ell" Malloy -2017

Josephine "Jo-Ell" (Unruh) Malloy, age 74 of Bear, DE passed away July 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving children after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Jo-Ell was a graduate of Middletown High School, class of 1960. She started her career at the University of Delaware, January 7, 1970. She was a key person in both the Census and Data System and later in the Center of Applied Demography & Survey Research. She played a...

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Brad J. Duval -2017

Bradley J. Duval, age 50, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. Brad graduated from William Penn High School class of 1984. He became a Journeyman Carpenter from New Castle County Vocational Tech. School. Brad worked for R.C. Peoples as a carpenter for over 20 years. Brad's relationship with his employer was more of a family bond and the homeowners and merchants he served were truly special to him. ...

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John Joseph Lynch, Jr.

John Joseph Lynch, Jr. -2017

John J. Lynch Jr, 61, of Newark, DE formerly of Delaware County, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. John was born to Gertrude (Grover) and John J. Lynch, Sr. in Philadelphia, PA. John attended elementary school at Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Alice Schools, and Monsignor Bonner High School. Over the years, he nurtured several close friendships, many from his childhood. For 21 years, he was employed at Amtrak with positions in New...

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Elizabeth Irene Borst

Elizabeth Irene Borst -2017

Elizabeth (Pitman) Borst, age 83, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home. Libby was a lifelong homemaker and her greatest joy came from spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Libby was an avid softball player, bowler and enjoyed camping, crocheting and cooking. Planning a backyard cookout was her specialty. Her love of travel took her all over the world. Some...

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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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