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Obituaries

Joseph Henry Hudson, age 94, of Newark, DE passed away on March 22, 2019 at Seasons Hospice. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Nancy E. (Hardin) and John F. Hudson. Joseph graduated from Brown VoTech and spent two years at Temple University. He worked as a plumber with the Local 74 until his retirement in 1986. Joseph was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.
Age 55, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Seasons Hospice after complications from a motorcycle accident.
Frank Nieves, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 17, 2019 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Ramona (Pacheco) and Francisco Nieves. At the age of 2, he moved to the Bronx where he would eventually meet his wife, Eugenia. Frank worked as a New York City firefighter for 25 years.
Joseph “Jay” Balaguer III, age 58, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Harry P. Croney, Jr. Age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.
William T. Bradley, Jr. “Bill”, 81 formerly of Wilmington and Arlington, VA passed away peacefully at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Richard F. Napolski “Rick”, 67, of Wilmington passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Christiana Hospital.
Francis G. Rossell, age 76, of Hockessin, DE passed away on March 11, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Miriam (Kershaw) and Joseph Rossell. Francis worked as a pipefitter with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 74 for 57 years. He was incredibly active in the union, serving on multiple committees including the executive board.
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Bernadette “Pat” Devlin Farley ‘faded away’, ‘in her words’, three weeks before her 96th birthday, with emerald green rosaries in hand and a reflection of the map of Ireland on her face. If her body complied, she wanted to live long enough to become a centenarian and be recognized on the ‘Today Show’, for Al Roker’s milestone birthdays.
Age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family. Born in Trenton, NJ, Marge was the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Jenkins) Smith.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Moran. 
W. Jeffrey Heinig, age 78 of Yorklyn, DE passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019.  Born on June 29, 1940 to the late William T. Heinig, Jr. and Dorothy Whitehead Heinig, Jeff spent his first sixteen years in Pittsburgh, PA.  He graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta, GA, and attended Rutgers University as an ROTC student, graduating in 1963 with a degree in economics.  He immediately entered the U.S.
Dorothy A. Cook, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2019. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mildred and Samuel DeCarlo. Dorothy had various jobs, but spent most of her life as a homemaker for her five children. She enjoyed traveling to the beach with her husband, especially Lewes, DE and Coco Beach, FL.
David C. Williams, age 68, of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 6, 2019 at Heartland Hospice House. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Sara (Deitrich) and Charles Williams. David worked as the manager of computer services in the Department of Finance for the State of Delaware for over 31 years. David was an avid Science Fiction Fan who loved Star Wars.
Alexander M. Brown “Woods”, age 38, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Dr. Aydin Z. Bill was born in Istanbul, Turkey to Mrs. Fatine Kulaksiz and Dr. Cevat Zekai Bill. His parents were raised by families that lived alongside and served the last sultan of the Ottoman empire; his grandfathers were the Sultan Mehmet VI’s physician and court painter. His childhood was unique, and shaped his old-fashioned palace Turkish dialect, and his gentlemanly manners.
William Lewis Scott, Sr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Monday, March 4, 2019 surrounded by his family. 
Frisco TX - Robert "Bob" James Hall, 85, of Frisco TX, passed away February 6, 2019. Bob was born in Wilmington, DE., June 11, 1933 to James and Edna (Orth) Hall.
Joyce M. Miller, 71 of Newport passed away peacefully on February 27, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing Home. Joyce was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Lottie (Lloyd) and Frank Marston. She was a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School and worked for Farmers Bank, retiring in 1981.
Henry E. Bradley, age 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away on February 25, 2019 at the Wilmington Veterans Hospital.
Leona Farrell, 56 of Newark passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Leona was born in Vineland, NJ, the daughter of the late Frances (Montecalvo) and Paul Nucito.  She was a graduate of Buena Regional High School and a homemaker.

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