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Obituaries

NEWARK - Dorothy Marie TaBois, 93, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019, in the presence of her loving family.  She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann (Makely) Buchalski.  Upon graduation from James. J. Farris High School, Dorothy did clerical work for a number of years.
Donald Eugene St. James, age 88, passed away surrounded by his family on October 10, 2019, in Bear, DE. Donald enlisted in the United States Air Force and while stationed in Pittsburgh, PA he met and married Theresa Martin and they had four children.  Donald worked as a TIG welder for the Philadelphia Naval Yard for 36 years and retired when the shipyard closed.
Thomas A. D’Antonio, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by his family at Christiana Hospital on October 12, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Thomas and Christine D’Antonio. Thomas enlisted and served in the United States Army as a paratrooper medic in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Sandra (Mark) Santagada of Wilmington, DE passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Kay F. Wolf, age 82 of The Villages, FL, died on September, 1, 2019. Mrs. Wolf was born in Ephrata, PA, the daughter of the late Helen (Keiper) and Paul Fasnacht. She was a teacher in the Red Clay School District for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. Kay moved to The Villages in 2009 from Bath, North Carolina.  She was a lifetime member of the Coast Guard auxiliary, Flotilla 14.
Frances “Frankie” E. Remer of Wilmington, Delaware and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Centreville. Born in Baltimore, MD on November 26, 1927, Frankie attended Bryn Mawr Academy and St. Mary’s Boarding School before continuing on to Bradford College.
Joan MacFarlane Hontz, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family on October 6, 2019.
Doris M. Logue, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, Doris was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Della I. (Balbach) Clifton and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.  She was a member of St. John the Beloved Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.  She was a volunteer at Emily Bissell Hospital and enjoyed knitting, travelling and vacations with family.
Bruce Vaughn, age 61, of Bear, DE, passed away at his residence on Monday, October 7, 2019.
James Robert Kelly passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse, NY he was the son of the late Dorothy (Germaine) and James Douglas Kelly. James attended Christ Our King Elementary School, Salesianum High School, and West Chester University. He went on to serve as a Wilmington police officer and retired from the department in 1983.
(1921-2019) On October 3, 2019, Conrad Rechsteiner, III, died as he had lived, as part of a Wilmington community—in this case, the assisted living community of the Lorelton, which had been his home for the past eight years.
Joseph H. Breitenbach, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away at his home on October 6, 2019. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Bernice A. (Hager) and Henry Aloysius Breitenbach. Joe attended Texas State Technical Institute for computer science, and went on to work as a self-employed computer technician. He had a knack for computer hardware, and enjoyed solving PC-related puzzles.
On September 6, E. Dorothy (DiCampli) Kelly passed away quietly in her home surrounded by her loving children. She was 89 years old.
Louise Conti, age 92, formerly of Conshohocken, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Somerford Place surrounded by her family.  Born in Montgomery County, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Ilda (Romanini) Manetti. 
Fredric Paul Gainer, 81 of Newark passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Kimberly L. Ong, age 47, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Christiana Hospital.
Harley W. Spry, Jr., 79 of Middletown passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Seasons Hospice with his wife by his side.
Joseph F. Peart, Jr., 48 of Wilmington passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Joe graduated from Wilmington High School and was a self- employed carpenter. He loved to spend his down time fishing. Joey could light up a room and make you laugh your hardest, even at the worst of times. He will be dearly missed by many friends and family.
Michael Louis Mele, 29 of Hockessin passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Michael was born in Newark, the son of Linda M. (Dodson) and the late Daniel M. Mele. 
Anna Calaceto, 89 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Wilmington Hospital.

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