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Obituaries

Julie M. Valencik, age 86 of Wilmington, DE passed away quietly on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Envoy of Denton, Denton Md.
Edward Joseph Wierzbicki, Age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at home on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Born in New Castle, Delaware, Eddie was the son of the late Edward F. and Linda R. (Fusco) Wierzbicki.
Age 90, of Wilmington, DE passed away quietly on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Season's Hospice. She was born in Paulsboro, NJ, a daughter of the late August and Helen Henkel.  She was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Prior to retiring in 1967, she was a bookkeeper at the former Delaware Trust.
John E. Owens, Sr., 88, died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. Jack was born and raised in Oakfield, NY, the oldest of five children to Edward and Margaret (Crowley) Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia Ross, and brother, Walter.
Mary F. Izzo, 99 passed away peacefully on June 26, 2015 at the Manor Care Nursing Home, Pike Creek. Mrs. Izzo was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Rosa (Cruciano) and Vincenzo J. DiGiacomo. Mary was a home maker and predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Izzo in 1984; her daughter, Rose Ann Baker on April 19, 2015; her granddaughter, Denise Izzo on February 27, 2015; her brother, Dominick DiGiacomo and her sister, Anna Sayers
Age 64, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 24, with her family by her side.  Mary Kay was born and raised in Wilmington and was the daughter of the late Betty (O’Brien) and James Dougherty. After graduating from Conrad High School in 1968, she received her BS in 1972 in Education and her MS in 1976 in Counseling and Guidance from Wesley College, Dover.
 Age 58, passed away suddenly on June 7, 2015 in Bayhealth, Dover, DE.  
Of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Heartland Hospice House on Friday, June 19, 2015.
Mary Helen Robinson passed away in her sleep on June 22, at the age of 95. She was born in East Moline, Illinois, she lived in Iowa and Missouri, and she graduated from Wichita State University. She then became a medical technologist. During World War II, Mary joined the Naval Reserve as one of the WAVES and served three years as a Pharmacist’s mate first class (PhM1c) in the Hospital Corps.
Age 88, of Newark passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Brandywine Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Joseph Jaeger, age 81, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Born in New York to German parents, the late Bernard and Amalia Jaeger, he spent his early years in Germany and Austria, then as a young man returned to New York where he completed high school and graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Olive L. Stewart, age 94, of Wilmington, passed away quietly on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Shipley Manor. She was the daughter of the late Allan and Lillian Stewart.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Stewart. Olive lived in Naples, Florida for 35 years, where she enjoyed golf and time spent with her Floridian friends and traveling.
Age 94, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Joe was born in Mountain City, TN, to Joseph H. Eggers, Sr. and Dora Eggers.  Joe was a WWII hero and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for bravery.  He was also a retired truck driver and a long-time APA pool player.
Age 96, passed away last Tuesday, June 16, 2015. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 18, 1919, the son of Charles and Ida Kouba. Del graduated from the University of Nebraska in January 1941 with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering. He began work with The Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Incorporated) on February 1, 1941. During World War II he worked at Hercules' Belvidere, NJ smokeless powder plant ending up as Chief Chemist.
Age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Marjorie B. Dennis, age 85, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2015 surrounded by her family.   Born in Camden, NJ, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Walter Edward and Margaret Elizabeth (Barker) Smith.  She enjoyed quilting, and spending time with her family, especially around the Christmas holiday.  She also enjoyed her trips to Ohio, camping, traveling and reading.  
Age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  
Age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Sunday, June 14, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Mary Louise Hausler, 79 of Avondale, PA and Bethany Beach passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family.
Age 80, of Wilmington DE, passed away June 7, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Catherine was born to the late Edward and Mary Margaret Cornely on September 12, 1934 in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. She graduated from Cecilian Academy, and then continued her education at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a degree in education. She met the late Charles L. Paski Jr. at University of Delaware and the two were married October 22, 1956.

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