FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Obituaries

John J. Socko, 85 of Wilmington passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Elsmere surrounded by his family, friends and the staff of the VA.
William Samuel Vickery, known by his friends and family as “Colonel”, age 54, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on June 13, 2019. Born in Chester, PA, Bill was the son of the late Sylvia (Hand) and William Vickery. Bill graduated from Chester High School and went on to work as an Assistant Vice President of Banking at Citi Bank.
Edward J. Palivoda, Jr. “Jack”, 83 of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Autumn Lake Nursing Home in Chestertown, MD.
Graham Paul Russell, 61 died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, Graham began his professional career with Dupont in the engineering division then went on to co-found Precision Inspection, Inc. where he remained for over 20 years. He retired in May, 2017 to enjoy his new life in Sarasota, Florida.
Age 91, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Foulk Manor South surrounded by her family.
Edith L. Sylvester, 96 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2019. “I’ve lived a good life and God bless you all. "
David C. Gerhardt, age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by his family on May 29, 2019 at Christiana Hospital.
Dr. Regina Giannone-Tyler, age 66, lovingly known by her family as “Queenie”, passed away at home surrounded by her family on May 31, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Regina was the daughter of the late Carmella (Cicatelli) and Angelo Giannone.
Jeanette A. Simpler, 76 of Dover formerly of Stanton passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Seasons Hospice.
Nicholas D. Brown, “Nick”, age 40 of Wilmington, DE passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with brain cancer on May 30, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Joanne (Chelucci) and Harold W. Brown. He was a 1997 graduate of Howard High School. Nick had a quick and quirky sense of humor that put a smile on everyone’s face.
Barbara L. Pullen, age 76, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Christiana Hospital on May 29, 2019.
Michael J. Viscount, Sr., age 88, of Linwood, NJ, formerly of Selbyville and Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Herbert C. Buckalew, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday May 22, 2019.
Glenn P. Adams, “Jimmy”, age 76, passed away at The Antonian on May 20th, 2019. He was born on April 17, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late Jean C. (Worth) and William Adams. Jimmy attended Richardson Park Junior High School, Conrad High School, Goldey Beacom College and the University of Delaware. He spent 25 years working for E.I.
James Nicholas Caras, age 61, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Inglis House surrounded by his family. Born in Wilmington, James was the son of the late Nicholas H. and Christina Caras.  He was self-employed in the food and beverage industry.  He will be missed by his sister, Marilyn Caras Newman (Patrick) of Chicago, IL; his brother, Harry Caras (Susan) of Hockessin, DE; and his nephew and nieces, Nicholas, Kristin and Kendall Caras.
Anna Marie Dodson-Collins March 6, 1934 to May 14, 2019 What a woman!!
John T. O’Brien, 65, recently of Newark and previously of Ellicott City, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after several years of health struggles and decline.
Philip J. Hessler, age 76, of Newark, DE and Elkton, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE, Philip was the son of the late Dorothy (Carpenter) and Paul C. Hessler, Jr. He graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Delaware. Phil was a teacher at William Penn High School, North East High School, and Padua Academy.
Rita V. Bryan, age 82, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family at Wilmington Hospital on May 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Mary (Morrelli) and William DiCinque. Rita was a graduate of the 1956 class of Wilmington High School. She went on to be a homemaker for her two children and a member of St. Helena’s Church.
Dolores Sanzone, age 85, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on May 11th, 2019. Born in Wilmington on July 7th, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Johnson) and George Francis Cekine. She was predeceased by her stepmother Mary, and her brothers Thomas and Robert. Dolores was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She was employed by the DuPont Company as an administrative assistant.

Pages