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Obituaries

James E. Mooney, 64 of Bear passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Christiana Hospital. Jim was born in West Chester, PA, the son of the late Carmen (Ellison) and John O. Mooney. He graduated from Christiana High School and worked for W.L. Gore as a machine operator for 22 years.
Age 53, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. Born in Wilmington, Tammy was the daughter of Marlene (Coughlin) McClain and the late William McClain, Sr.  She worked as a bus driver for the Brandywine School District and ran a pizza shop. 
Daniele Lee David, age 41, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at home after a long illness.
Deborah Perrin Lambert Heitmann, 67, of Wilmington, DE died on June 18th, 2017, at the Heartland Hospice House after a brief period of failing health.
Spinken, Eleanor A. (Swift), Age 91 0f Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital.
SANTINA “TINA” R. McELROY Age 91 Wilmington Tina McElroy left this earth to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 20 2017, knowing that she was loved by those she left behind. Born on November 1, 1925 in Wilmington, Tina was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Clementina DiLoreto. She was employed by the Hotel DuPont prior to her marriage to the late John R. McElroy and took on the roles of homemaker and caregiver for the remainder of her life.
Age 92, born and raised in Wilmington where he lived all his life.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Church. He served his country as a gunner in the Navy Armed Guard aboard cargo ships, tankers and K.A.’s.  He retired from Ludlow Manufacturing after 30 years and New Castle Parks & Recreation for 13 years.
Margaret C. Ippolito, a loving mother and grandmother, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at Palm Beach Gardens on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.  Born in Philadelphia, Margaret was the daughter of the late Emily (Rhiner) and Edward Dempsey.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Daniel M. Ippolito Sr., and her sons, Daniel M. Ippolito Jr., and Michael D. Ippolito.
Milton H. Weaver, 45 of Millsboro passed away suddenly on June 16, 2017 at his home.
Age  85 of Dover, formerly of Wilmington passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 15, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Lukas W. Kusters, 10, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at home, in his mothers arms on Monday, June 12, 2017.  He was surrounded by his loving family.
Ana D. Carrasquillo, age 76, of Bear, DE passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Born in Guaynabo, PR., a daughter of the late Elias & Adelaida Rivera Carrasquillo. Prior to retiring, she worked as a beautician.
Thomas L. Brand, Jr., age 76, passed away peacefully on June 4th in Wilmington, DE.  Born in Wilmington on May 12, 1941 Tom, or Tommy as he was known to family and friends, is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas L. and Florence Brand of Wilmington. He is survived by his co-guardians John Riley and Veronica (Matthews) Eid and by his many first cousins and extended family. He was a member of Christ Our King Parish.
Age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Wilmington, Ron was the son of the late Leslie and Marie (Lenza) Williams.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Special Forces and later attended the University of Delaware. 
Age 95, of Middletown, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Brackenville Healthcare Center in Hockessin, DE. Born in Wilmington, Irene was the daughter of the late Theodore and Hattie (Nagowski) Olkowski. She worked as a cashier for Pathmark for 22 years until her retirement.  Her loving husband, Angelo M. Spinazzola, her son, Michael Spinazzola and her siblings, Albert Olkowski, Frances Olkowski and Anna Hilyard, predeceased her.
Dorothy "Jean" Coverdale Noel Age 84, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at Cadia Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Washington D.C. on March 1, 1933. Jean was the daughter of the late Rev. Kenneth M. Kepler and Kathleen Neale Kepler. She worked as a teacher, and the Newark branch of the YWCA. Later she was the Newark Community Center Director and then became the Merchandise Manager for K-Mart.
Sabatino P. Vitale, 57 of Wilmington passed away suddenly on May 31 , 2017 at home.
John E. O’Brien died peacefully in his home on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Rockland, Delaware at the age of 65.
Birth:  July 11, 1949 Death:  May 30, 2017 Richard Ronald Wykpisz, Age 67, Of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly in his home on May 30, 2017. Born and raised in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor Wykpisz. He attended St. Anthony of Padua, Sacred Heart grade schools and Salesianum School. He worked for DuPont and was a member of the Air National Guard and private clubs Pulaski Legion and Polish Library.  He was a huge Phillies fan.
Lawrence David Koczak, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 with his family by his side. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on April 24, 1939, Larry was a son of the late John and Grace (Borosh) Koczak.

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