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Obituaries

Age 83, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital.
Rose Marie Kukich, 95 went to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, 30 November, 2019 while residing in Poquoson, VA.  Rose, affectionately known as Baba, was born on 13 October, 1924 in Blanford, IN to Robert and Angela Mirkovich (née Pucelj).
Susan D. Trolio, age 55, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Charles Edgar Duharte, age 60, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Shirley E. Gale Farmer, age 96, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her family on November 30, 2019. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Minnie M. (Wittie) and David Gray Elderkin. Shirley retired in 1985 after 23 years of service at JCPenney.
Daniel Francis Thomas, age 58 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Christopher A. Walls, age 47, of Newark, DE passed away on November 28th, 2019 at Christiana Hospital. Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of Mary Ann (Oller) Walls and the late Henry W. Walls, Jr. “Butch”. He attended St. Hedwig’s Catholic School and Delcastle Technical High School. Throughout his life, he worked in many different positions and industries.
Catherine Perillo Lucas, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family.
Peter Grandell, age 69, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. 
David C. Siple, age 57, of Wilmington and Lewes, DE passed away suddenly at his home on November 23, 2019. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Wallace R. and Helen D. (Ogonowski) Siple. David attended St. Matthew’s Catholic School, where he was an altar boy, and attended St. Mark’s High School. He went on to own and operate the towing company, CPG Inc. with his two brothers.
Deborah D. Vazquez, age 58, passed away at her home on November 22, 2019. Born in Parsons, WV, she was the daughter of the late Avanell Lenora Sturm and Donald Eugene Black. She worked as a waitress among various other jobs throughout her life. Deborah was an incredibly social and friendly person, often stopping to talk with strangers during her daily travels.
Patrice Malm Adams, age 57, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019. She was the daughter of the Honorable Ruth P. Malm and Vernon W. Malm.  She loved spending time with her family and friends and going to the beach.
Dorothy Ann Young, age 94, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Born in Wilmington, DE, Dorothy was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Kilipowska) Johnson. She was also predeceased by her husband, Edwin H. Young, Jr. in 2007.
Leonardo Serrano, age 52, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on October 31, 2019 at the Christiana Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, Leonardo is the son of Adolfo and Juanita (Ibarra) Serrano. After high school, Leonardo worked as a contractor in construction.
John F. Shockley, III, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Christiana Emergency Room.
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.

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