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Obituaries

Age 64 of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Wilmington passed away on April 4, 2015 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Sarasota, FL.
William J. Warren, III “Bill” Age 65, of Bear, DE, passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Age 85, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Monday, March 30, 2015.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, John was the son of the late Catherine (Conway) and James A. Russell, Sr.  He served his country proudly in the US Navy during the Korean War.  He worked as a self-employed plumber until his retirement.
Age 81, of Wilmington, DE. Passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Age 58, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly at his home on March 27.
Michael Joseph Brown Age 39, passed away suddenly in Newark on Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Wilmington, Michael was the son of Joseph H. and Christine A. (Koper) Brown. Michael attended St. John the Beloved School and Dickinson High School where he played basketball. For 10 years, he worked for DNREC as a landscaper in the Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed boxing and watching football, hockey and boxing.
Age 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on March 24, 2015. Born in Shenandoah, PA, Eddie was the son of the late Edward and Ella Pelushofsky Mocknis. He worked for General Motors for 36 years, retiring as an inspector of the assembly line.
Of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Washington D.C., passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice. She was 81 years old.   Born in Wilmington, Barbara was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Wasik) Sobocinski. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics at University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Education at Columbia University, and taught in Special Education for many years in Montgomery County. 
Of New Castle passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence.
Rosemary J. Dorak of Wilmington, Delaware died peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015, after a long illness.
“Whipper” Age 54, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by his family.
Age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 13, 2015. Born in Newark, Edward was the son of the late Victor and Anna (Dudinsky) Nich.  He was a member of the New Jersey National Guard. A member of the Teamsters, he was a truck driver until his retirement.
On March 15, 2015 Steve moved on to surf fish and golf on the other side. 
Age 77 of Clayton, passed away on March 14, 2015 at the Heartland Hospice House. Mr. Klair was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Olive Winifred (Fouracre) and Marvin Klair.  He was a retired millwright from Stauffer Chemical. 
Age 73, passed away peacefully on March 16th, 2015 at her home in Middletown, DE. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Joanne had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life. Those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. She was born June 2nd, 1941, in Wilmington, DE to Paul Wesley and Rose Burris who both preceded her in death.
Age 94, of Downingtown, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Helen “Betty” Bender, 97 passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Regal Heights, her residence for the past month. She resided in Westgate Farms for 50 years. Betty was born August 3, 1917 in Middle Branch, OH to the late Adam and Anna Hare. She married the love of her life, Richard G. Bender on April 12, 1940. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and watching all birds and wildlife in her yard.
Age 46 of Newark passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Matt was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Leona (Ward) and John J. Hedden, Jr.  He was a graduate of Howard High School and a self-employed electrician, owning Matthew Hedden and Son Electric.  He was a member of the Boys Club and the New Castle County Irish Society.  He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing and listening to music.
Mr. John R. Hahn, age 76, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Christiana Hospital.
Age 87, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD Born in Marshalltown, DE to the late Teresina (Servino) and Nicola DiMatteo. She worked as a sales person in The Wilmington Country Store until her retirement in 1995.

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