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Obituaries

Margaret Milano “Moggy”, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family.
A beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend, Jamie Renee Coleman Stevens, age 41, gained her heavenly wings on January 25, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Born on December 16, 1977 to James “J.D.” and Sharon Coleman of Hartly, Delaware, she graduated from Dover High School in 1995 and earned her AS and BA in Graphic Design at Wilmington University.
Thomas A. Campbell, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Robert F. Donohue, age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday January 25, 2019. Born in Ottumwa, IA, he was the son of the late Zilpha (Elder) and Bernard Donohue. Bob served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to work in sales at Stauffer Chemical and later, as a consultant to Anheuser-Busch.
Dorothy Eagland, 75 of Wilmington, passed at Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Dennis Eugene Houghton, 51 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on January 23,2019. Dennis is preceded in death by his 3 uncles, Paulie, Jimmy, and Jody. Dennis was a father to Samantha, Sarah, Kayla and Matthew. Dennis is also survived by his mother and father Mary Lou and Eugene Houghton, sister Dina Welcher and his grandchildren, Ava, Adam and Austin.
Herbert V. Blackwelder, Sr., age 91, of West Grove, PA, passed away due to complications from a broken heart on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Jennersville Hospital. His beloved wife of nearly 70 years, Mary "Tena" (Davis) Blackwelder, predeceased him in November.
Catherine E. Lenoir of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, ten days after her 97th birthday.
Mary Abath Sosnowski, age 60, of Minersville, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 18, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Mary was the daughter of Madeline (McKenna) Abath and the late Walter Abath.  She attended Padua Academy and received her Associate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.  She was a multi-media artist and an adventurer, with one of the most colorful and loving souls God has ever created.
September 4, 1932 - January 16, 2019
William J. Kirkwood, Sr., 94 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Joanne F. Loving, age 82, of Bear, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Millicent P. Romano, “Pat”, age 76 of Newark, DE passed away on January 15th, 2019.
M. Idella Bradley, age 79, passed away January 15, 2019. Idella was born and raised in Wilmington. She moved to Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA in 2016.
Ruth B. Rucinski, 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Sarah (McLaughlin) and Aloysius Breslin. She attended St. Peter’s Commercial School and went on to spend most of her career as a secretary at DuPont, in addition to the New Castle Air Base. When she was younger, Ruth was a member of St.
Sandra D. Rigby, 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Wilmington Hospital on January 14, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Sandra was the daughter of the late Stella (Pegan) and George Downey. Sandra worked in the Red Clay Consolidated School District as a paraprofessional.
Ret. Major Charles F. (“Chick”) McKinley, USAF, 78 of Landenberg, PA passed peacefully on January 13, 2019.
Anthony J. DiMaio, M.D., 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Seasons Hospice.
Steven Lee Bachman, 42 of Wilmington passed away tragically on January 9, 2019 after an industrial accident. Steve was born in Wilmington. He was a graduate of McKean High School and worked as a painter for the Union, District Council 21. Steve was an avid sports fan, enjoyed following politics and was an accomplished musician.
Claude J. Kumpel, 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly January 10, 2019. Claude was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Louise (Voshell) and Joseph Kumpel. He retired in 2011 from Amtrak (formerly Penn Central) as a general foreman after 42 years. He was a member of the Newark Coin Club and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Claude was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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