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Obituaries

Jean, age 90 of Woodcrest, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2015. She was born and raised in Seaford, DE, the daughter of Philip L. Wainwright and Elisabeth M. Wainwright. Jean graduated from Seaford High School in the class of 1942. She completed training as a Registered Nurse at the Wilmington General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945.
Age 45, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Wilmington, Jacqueline was the daughter of Edna Flower and John Cleaver.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 28 years, Saul Alvarez; her daughters, Alisa and Michelle Alvarez; five grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.
Age 22, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Born in Newark, DE, Steve was the son of Steven F. and Robyn (Thornton) McAvaney and a graduate of Christiana High School.  He was a warehouse worker for UPS.  Steven loved baseball and played for his high school and the Newark American Little League.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 252.
Born January 13, 1961 in Wilmington to Henry and Kathleen Manelski went to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, January 26, 2015 with his family by his side in Oklahoma City.
Mr. Peter J. Hahn, age 68 years, died on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Christiana Hospital. He was the son of the late Paul J. Hahn and Elizabeth Abernethy Hahn.  Mr. Hahn was a graduate of Salesianum School, class of 1964.  He was employed by the DuPont Company at its Chestnut Run facility for 38 years.  Following early retirement, Mr. Hahn was the sole caregiver for his invalid brother.
May 20, 1922 to February 3, 2015 It is with great sadness that we mourn the peaceful passing of Charlie at his residence at Forwood Manor, Wilmington, Delaware. Born to Charles B. Miller, Sr and Rose (Nero) Miller in Wilmington Delaware, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Miller and his sisters Doris Kotowski and Virginia Palandrani.
Age 85, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
Arnold Lee Hightman, age 77, of Wilmington DE, passed away at Heartland Hospice on January 30th, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE on March 13, 1937, Arnold was the son of late Arnold and Margaret Hightman.
Age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 29, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born in Valparaiso, IN, Richard was the son of the late George and Priscilla (Stewart) Hudgins.  He worked for General Motors for 33 years as a HiLo driver until his retirement.
Age 88, of Wilmington, passed away at Christiana Hospital on January 21, 2015.  Mr. McNeill was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of the late Nellie (McDowell) and Henry McNeill.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.  John retired after 40 years as a tractor trailer mechanic for Brake & Equipment and Harvey & Harvey.  He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church. 
Age 55, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his residence on January 26, 2015. Born in Wilmington, DE, Anthony was the son of Elisabeth J. (Schijns) Rouwhorst and the late Herman Rouwhorst.  He was a construction worker until he became ill.  
Age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Rockford Place. Dolores was born in Kulpmont, PA.  She worked in sales at both Strawbridge & Clothier and Gimbel’s prior to retiring in 1988.  She was a member of the Church of the Holy Child, and enjoyed dancing, golfing, gardening and tending to her home.  Her husband, Achille P. Giacomini, predeceased her in 2013
Age 70, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Seasons Hospice Sally was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Rose (Bianco) and Anthony T. Sarro.  She was a homemaker and was also predeceased by her brother, Anthony F. Sarro in 1997.
Nicholas Robert Kukich, 99, Claymont, Delaware, went to meet his Lord and Savior on 25 January, 2015 while residing at Forwood Manor in Wilmington, DE. 
Age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Nursing Home. Born in Wilmington, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph A. and Constance (Dauphin) Atallian.  He worked as an assembler at General Motors until his retirement.
Age 60 of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at his residence on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Bill, age 85, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Foulk Manor South Senior Living Community. Born in Wilmington, Bill was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Charlotte Mae (Yeamans) Grussemeyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Levering.
Adell Rostom, 62, of Smyrna, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday Jan. 17, 2015 surrounded by family.  He is proceeded by his father, Hanna Rostom, mother, Monumira Mikhail, and sister, Isis Hanna.  Adell will always be remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his family, his willingness to give and help others, and his strong faith in the lord. 
Stanley J. Minkiewicz, Jr.   Age 77, originally from Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home in Bear, DE surrounded by his family.  
Age 72, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Kappe) Dougherty.  She worked for the IRS for many years before her retirement.  She spent the majority of her time being a good mother.

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