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Obituaries

Alfreda L. Oakleaf, age 88, of Wilmington passed away at Season Hospice on Febuary 18th 2020.
Michelle Ciotti Masiello, 57 of Wilmington passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Annette Conforti, age 58, died Thursday, February 20th, 2020, after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late E. Oscar and M. Camilla (Ignudo) Conforti. Annette will be remembered for her quick wit, her ready smile, and her love for cooking, especially for her baked pineapple recipe!
Age 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Regency Healthcare.
Mary Frances Herkes, age 79, of Wilmington passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 18th, 2020.
Robert A. Kanick passed away on February 14th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, reuniting with his true love, Elizabeth, in Heaven on St. Valentine’s Day.  Robert, son of Anthony and Violet Kanick, was born in Shenandoah, PA on February 5th, 1937. He was a graduate of J.W. Cooper high school before entering the U.S. Navy at the young age of 17.
J.R. Miller, of Arundel, Wilmington, Delaware passed away at home on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Catherine L. Wilkins, age 50, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on February 6, 2020. Born in Wilmington, Catherine was the daughter of Anne (Walker) and James Wilkins Sr. She graduated from Newark High School and worked as a self-employed fantasy illustrator, alongside her husband Matthew Stawicki.
William J. McVey, III, “Bill”, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law, age 73, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Delaware Hospice Center surrounded by his family.
James F. Moorhead, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital, with his wife and daughter by his side.
John J. Lennon, age 80, of Delaware City passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Scranton, PA he was the son of the late Irene (Rowland) and Charles Lennon. He was a graduate of Salesianum School’s class of 1959 and served in the United States Army Reserve. John was a working business agent with the Lathers’ Union 108 and went on to work at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 626 from 1978 until his retirement in 2000.
Doris A. Stichter, 84 of Elkton, MD passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Union Hospital.
Nancy was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Mabel (Simmons) and Calvin Burton. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and worked for over 33 years as a computer technician for the DuPont Company and CSC. An avid animal person, Nancy rescued 1 feline and 5 dogs.
Joann Carlin Taylor, 89 years young, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 1, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Cecilia J. Lyons, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on January 28, 2020 at home.
Samuel George DiFerdinando, age 82, of Wilmington, DE passed away at his home on January 27, 2020. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Mary (Ficca) and Samuel G. DiFerdinando, Sr. Sammy was a graduate of the P.S. DuPont High School class of 1956, where he played basketball, and went on to graduate from Goldey Beacom College.
Joseph H. Crowley, age 69 of Middletown, DE passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 28, 2020.
Stephen P. Kotalik, Sr., 95 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home.
Elmer J. Hollstein, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Clare Lucas Violetti, a longtime resident of Wilmington, passed away on January 26, 2020 at the age of 98. Born in 1921 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Clare graduated from college and worked for the Veterans Administration at the US Department of War during World War II. Subsequently, she moved to Delaware and worked for the Justice of the Peace Courts. She was the court manager at JP Court 13, the largest civil court in New Castle County, for many years.

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