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Obituaries

William J. ("Wally") Tabasso, age 80, of Smryna, DE passed away on August 29th, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Mary N. (Santella) and Paul Tabasso.  He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Tabasso, in 2012.  Wally graduated from Brown Vo-Tech HS and was a Korean War Navy veteran. He worked as a Computer Technician for TRW for 22 years and then at Info Systems until his retirement in 2003.
Stephen J. Dobraniecki, age 71, died August 30th, at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with prostate cancer. Steve was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen Krakowski; and his parents, Stephen and Sophie Dobraniecki.
Doris L. Hunter, age 79, of New Castle, DE, formerly of Bear, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Born in North Wilkesboro, NC, Doris was the daughter of the late Samuel Eakey and Molly Cordova (Blackburn) Lankford.  She worked for First USA Bank as a credit collector until her retirement.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society group.  Her husband of 59 years, Charles Glenn Hunter, Jr., predeceased her in 2015.
Age 84, of Newark, DE, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Jeanne Jugan Residence (Little Sisters of the Poor). Born in Wilmington, Marie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (DiIenno) Cicchini. She was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Wisniewski, in 2006.
Veronica D. Corrado, 65, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20th, 2018, at her residence.
William J. Gantz, 83 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Age 72, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17th 2018, at home surrounded by her Son, Daughter-in-law, and Aunt.
José Martínez Hernández, nació el 18 de febrero de 1979 en Santo Domingo Tepustepec Mixe, Oaxaca, México, hijo de Alberto Martínez y Sara Hernández, ambos finados, falleció trágicamente el martes 7 de agosto.
Francis “Frank” A. Monaco Sr. passed away peacefully August 14, 2018 surrounded by his family. Frank was born in Wilmington DE on September 4th, 1929 where he resided all his life. Frank attended Brown Vocational High School where he was a stand-out fullback for several championship teams. He also played basketball and ran track. As a result of his football prowess he received an offer of a college football scholarship.
Annetta Potter Halvorsen, age 94, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Springfield, VT, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Pauline (Read) and Sidney Lake Potter. Annetta's life was centered around family. She was a devoted, supportive wife, a dedicated mother and an excellent homemaker.
Gary A. Kirby, Jr. passed away on August 5th, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Kathleen D. DiIenno, 76 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on August 12, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Patrick D. Finnegan, age 72, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at his home.
Carol Elaine (Flick) Jennings, 85, passed away on July 30, 2018 while under Hospice Care in Wilmington, DE.  Born at home in Weirton, WV on July 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Gladys (Brostman) and Rayburn Flick.
Carole J. Huxtable, age 86, of New Castle, DE passed away on August 6, 2018. Born in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of the late Raymond George and Louella Francis (Freeman) Trapp. She worked at a children’s hospital in Columbus, OH, was an administrative assistant for the Delaware House of Representatives, administrative assistant for ICI Stuart, and finally retired from Astra Zeneca.
Carl Ulrich Klein passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018. 
Age 90, passed away very beautifully and peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Jeanne Jugan Residence at Little Sisters of the Poor in Newark, Delaware adored and surrounded by his daughters, Diane Theresa Lex, Kathleen Theresa Farren, and son-in-law Michael Lex, as well as the amazing nursing staff at “JJR” who called him “Poppop Ray”, after a battle with prostate cancer.
Charles Thomas Carr, III, 62, left us suddenly on July 29, 2018. 
John Navitsky, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away on August 4th, 2018.
Robert Patrick Ellis, Jr. age 49 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born April 29, 1969 in Salem, New Jersey to his parents Robert P. Ellis, Sr. and Margaret Wiggins Lyster; Robert was a 1987 graduate of Salem High School (NJ) and had served in the U. S. Army.  Robbie graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College with a degree in Hospitality Management.

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