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Obituaries

Bryan Jon Schroeder, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2018.  He was a longtime resident of Newark, Delaware; DuPont employee of 35 years (currently a Global Decision Support Consultant); and member of the Newark 3rd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
Erin J. Edwards, age 54, of Smyrna, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Joseph Conrad Rose, age 55, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Seasons Hospice.
Of Wilmington, passed Friday and returned home to the Lord. She was 94 years old.
Blanche Kelly, age 89, passed away on November 28, 2018 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Blanche was the daughter of the late Blanche (Green) and Joseph Guida. She retired from Acme Markets after over 20 years of service as a cashier. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Guida and her husband, Robert J. Kelly, Sr. in 1999.
Richard R. Stichter, Sr., 83 of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Heartland Hospice House.
William “Bill” F. Bennett, 77, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at home.
Loving wife and mother, Patricia (Pat) Eckstein Breuer, age 90, of Centreville, DE passed away peacefully on November 26th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Patricia R. (McLaughlin) Schneese, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on November 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Willard S. Schneese, Jr., her brothers, John E. and Roger M. McLaughlin, and her sister, Barbara A. DeMoss.
James T. Lenhoff James was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. on September 16th 1925 and died peacefully on November 22, 2018 at Seasons Hospice. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and Korea and received a Purple Heart during WWII.
Elaine Hagarty Duggan passed from this life in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018.  She was 83 years old.  Elaine was well known in many circles.  Some knew her as a long-time employee of Hercules and its affiliated companies, as part of the family that built the Starboard, or as a parishioner and frequent volunteer at Saint Anthony of Padua RC church.
Thomas J. Leavey, age 88 of Middletown, DE passed away on November 23rd, 2018.
Joseph M. Craner, age 61, of Wilmington, DE passed away on November 14, 2018.
Kristin Ann Flocco, age 50, passed away quietly on November 15, 2018.
Mary C. (Tena) Blackwelder, age 86, of West Grove, PA passed away on November 16, 2018 at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. She passed peacefully in the way she always wanted - at home holding the hand of her beloved.
Jeffrey N. Porter, 62, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Season’s Hospice.
Katharine Edwina Geiger “Kate”, 100 passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Brandywine Nursing Home.
Age 90, of Wilmington, DE was called to heaven by our dear Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Born in East Goshen Township, PA, Marie was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Roberts) Ammann. She was predeceased by her first husband of 34 years, Marvin Johnson, her second husband of 24 years, Charles Wagner, her beloved son, Richard “Rick” Johnson, her daughter-in-law, Denise Finley Johnson, and her sisters, Helen Jackson and Dorothea Gallagher.
Age 45, of Bear, DE, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, DE, Barbara was the daughter of the late Ronald Lee and Mary Lou Alice (Bailey) Igou.  She graduated as a cosmetologist from Shilling Douglas School of Hair Design.
Catherine E. Marcum “Cathy”, 70 of Newark passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Little Sisters of the Poor surrounded by her family.

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