FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Obituaries

Desmond Thomas “Des” Markey, age 90, peacefully departed this life on September 21, 2018, with his daughters by his side. Born on July 14, 1928, in Limerick, Ireland, he was 1 of 7 children to Teresa Elizabeth McGrath Markey and Gerard Francis Stanislaus Markey, and grew up in Dublin, Ireland.
At the age of 61, James F. Kerr passed away peacefully in a hospital in Orlando, FL, on September 18, 2018.
Mary Allan Van Aken, age 74, of Hockessin, DE passed away surrounded by her family on September 18th, 2018.
Velma Mae (Stainbrook) (Miller) Wise died peacefully, Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Manor Care, Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware. She leaves behind her sons, Michael (Pat), Marvin (Maryland) and Daniel (Kathy); her daughters, Patricia (Joe) Giorlando and Susan (Jim) Birney; her three stepdaughters; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Velma was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, and her husbands, Marvin Miller and Nelson Wise, Jr.
David P. Young, age 78, of Newark, DE passed away on September 14, 2018.
Our Mother, Agnes Louise (Flanigan) Clarke, finished a wonderful life on September 1st at the age of 95.
Christine T. Dillow, age 42, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her loved ones on September 2, 2018.
“Nana’s Little Polish Leprechaun” Gary Jr. was born March 27th, 1968 and died on September 4, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Rose Marie Iezzi, age 49, passed away on September 5th, 2018 surrounded by her beloved family.
John J. Fitzpatrick “Jack” Age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Compassionate Care Hospice.
Wilmington, DE – Margaret Eloise (Keene) Wise Davis, 92, died peacefully Monday, September 3, 2018, at home surrounded by her family’s love. She leaves behind her three daughters – Marlynn Goodness of Rancho Cordova, CA, Lori (David) Good of Collierville, TN, and Cheryl (Marcus) Stein of Wilmington, DE; her grandchildren Evan (Sarah) Goodness, Kiya Stahl and Taylor Stein; and her great grandchildren Andrew, Isobella and James Goodness.
Helen Mary Ogorek, 101, a long-time resident of Hockessin, Delaware, died peacefully on September 1, 2018 of natural causes in Hockessin. Helen was born February 10, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware. Helen was the sole surviving member of seven children; father, Alexander; mother, Mary (Wisniewski); sister, Jennie Chiffons; and brothers, Peter, Charles, Joseph, Alex, and Edward Ogorek. She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and nephews.
Eugene Martin Ruff, known to his family and friends as Gene or “Yogi” died peacefully on September 1, 2018.
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.

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