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Obituaries

Alison C. McKenna passed away on November 17, 2019 at home with her daughter and son by her side.  Born in Wilmington, she was the only child of James Allison Collins and Helen Marguerite Witsil Collins.
Elba Kempski, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, 17 November 2019, after a long battle of Multiple Myeloma Cancer.
Albert William Kleiner, Jr. age 56, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Maria Rotter, age 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Season Hospice on November 11, 2019 surrounded by loving family. Born in Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of the late Julia (Zhupan) and Johann Dietz. Maria immigrated to the United States in 1952 with her husband, Rudolf, and son, Rudolf Peter, then, only 3 years old.
Ethel May (Darby) MacDougall, age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on November 6, 2019 at her residence after a long battle with heart disease. Born in Wilmington, she was daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy Darby. Ethel attended University of Delaware and Goldey Beacom College before working and eventually retiring from Hercules.
Frederick Bendig Paton died Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Country House in Wilmington, Delaware.
Michael A. Adams, known to his friends as “Bomber”, age 64, passed away at his residence on October 21st, 2019.
Luther “Guy” Cauthren, 86, of Killington, VT, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born on November 27, 1932 in North Wilkesboro, N.C., and spent most of his youth in Raleigh, N.C. After graduating from high school, Guy served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 through 1957 as a fighter jet mechanic. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his time served during the Korean War.
Louis Paul Valiante, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 2, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Nancy L. McCullough, 86 of Wilmington passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the home of her son.
Hugh M. Helm, Jr. of  Beverly Hills, FL, formerly of Wilmington, DE peacefully passed away on October 29, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Mary (Lucey) and Hugh M. Helm, Sr. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington College and went on to work as a Postmaster for the Hockessin Post Office until his retirement in 2005.
Stephen Chalfant, age 57, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on October 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Marie Curlett Phillippe, 1/7/1928-10/29/2019 Marie passed away at her current residence at the age of 91. She was born and raised in Oak Grove, DE and was the daughter of the late David B. and Lillian W. Curlett. Marie was a graduate of Conrad High School and was employed by the DuPont Company for 39 years.
Anne Marie Polansky, age 53, of Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Stephen T. Voitus, 78 of Hockessin passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Zachary Dylan Wojnisz, age 23, of Smyrna, DE passed away on October 23, 2019. Born in Newark, DE he was the son of Shelley (Turulski) McVey and Michael D. Wojnisz. He graduated from Polytech High School and worked as a server in several restaurants and a manager of CVS. Zachary was the kind of person who could light up a room and make everyone laugh with his comedic personality.
Kay F. Wolf, age 82 of The Villages, FL, died on September, 1, 2019. Mrs. Wolf was born in Ephrata, PA, the daughter of the late Helen (Keiper) and Paul Fasnacht. She was a teacher in the Red Clay School District for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. Kay moved to The Villages in 2009 from Bath, North Carolina.  She was a lifetime member of the Coast Guard auxiliary, Flotilla 14.
George Thomas Smith, Jr., 70, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Falls Church, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Born and raised in Falls Church, VA, George was the son of the late George Thomas, Sr. and Manila (Malcolm) Smith.
Henrietta T. Zinkowski, 97 of Hockessin passed away peacefully at The Summit in Hockessin on Saturday, October 19, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Alice S Monagle passed away at the age of 87, She is predeceased by the best dad and husband Donald Monagle, parents Edward and the late great Sabina Schofield, brothers Edward and Joseph Schofield. Survived by her sisters Helen Bogert, Patricia Bennett, Mary Davis, brothers Paul, James and Francis Schofield.

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