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Obituaries

Anna M. Pope, 94 of Bear, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 at New Castle Health and Rehab Center. Anna was born in Austria, the daughter of Anna (Weibung) and Franz Zuckersdorfer.  She worked as a meat packer for Pantry Pride.  Her husband, John W. Pope, passed away in 1995.
Glenn E. Vaughn, 56, passed away suddenly on February 23, 2019 at his home in Bear.
Dennis Libus, age 50, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm on February 22, 2019 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wilmington, DE, Dennis was the son of Elizabeth W. (Wolf) and Walter J. Libus, Jr. Dennis was a talented auto body painter at Rossi Auto Body Shop in Wilmington.
Jeffrey Scott Biddle, 58 of Lewes/Bear Delaware passed away on January 19th 2019 at Temple Hospital in Pennsylvania. Jeff was born on September 15,1960 in Darby, Pennsylvania to his loving parents Fawn and Charles Biddle. The birth and death of this great man, however, is not nearly as relevant as all the days that he lived to the fullest between these two dates.
Age 93, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Cadia Healthcare Center Silverside surrounded by her family.
Francis J. Morris “Frank”, 85, passed away peacefully at home on February 17, 2019 surrounded by his wife, Ellie and all three generations of the Morris family. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Annette and Joseph Morris, and his in-laws, Charles and Lillian Johnson, and many family and friends.
Gloria R. Miller, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 14, 2019. Born in Forest Hill, PA she was the daughter of the late Getty Wohlheiter and Roy Erb. Gloria graduated from Mifflinburg High School. She was employed by Sears for 40 years. She enjoyed spending time with family, RVing, and winter snowmobiling trips.
David R. Kinsler, Sr., 71 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Friday, February 15, 2019. David was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Elleanora and Llewellyn Kinsler. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965 and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Viet Nam War, earning the Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon among many other citations.
On Wednesday, the 13th of February 2019, Edward Joseph Meren Sr., husband of Theresa Dineen Meren. Native to Edwardsville, PA, born the 13th of October 1929, a son of Emanuel and Lillian Meren, there he was reared along with his sisters, Jean and Lillian, and brothers, Frank, John, and Leo.
Angela M. Matt, age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on February 10, 2019. Born in West Chester, PA, Angela was the daughter of Ruth (Burke) and Francis R. DiBenedetto. She was a 1982 graduate of St. Mark’s High School and attended Goldey Beacom College. Angela worked as an administrative assistant for six years at DuPont prior to marriage.
Peter James Gallagher, Jr., age 81, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Ralph N. Cicconi, age 77, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital after a brief illness, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Willard "Bill" N. Deputy, Jr., age 91, of Newport, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 11, 2019. Born in Milford, Bill was the son of the late Willard N. Deputy, Sr. and Mildred (Saunders).  In addition to his parents, Willard was predeceased by his son, Thomas C. Deputy, and four siblings, Mary Ellen Whitlock, Richard Deputy, Laurabelle Hubbs and Lois M.
Mary Colleen McNamara “Colleen” , age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Colleen was the daughter of the late John D. and Patricia J. (Tresnan) McNamara.  She was a graduate of St. Brendan Grade and High Schools.  She was a self-employed financial advisor and a member of the Lay Spirituality in New York.  In addition to her parents, Colleen was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Julie A. McNamara.
James F. Bradley, age 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away on February 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Mary A. (McGonigle) and John C. Bradley. He was a 1971 graduate of the Salesianum School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Delaware. While at Sallies, he found a love for musical plays, both observing and participating in those productions.
Robert H. Rossell, age 75, of Hockessin, DE passed away on February 4th, 2019 at Wilmington hospital. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Miriam (Kershaw) and Joseph Rossell. He attended William Penn High School and went on to spend over 40 years working as a pipe fitter for the Local 74. Robert was an avid football fan and longtime supporter of the Dallas Cowboys.
Geraldine O’Neill McLaughlin “Mom-Mom”, 86 of Bear, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 4, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Harwinton and Newark— Viola Molitor a long-time resident of Harwinton, CT went to be with the Lord on Sunday the 27th of January.  She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Newark, DE surrounded by her family.
Norman E. Johnsen Sr., 87, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice.
Alex K. Dombrowski “Big Al,” 49, of Wilmington, has passed away suddenly.

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