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Obituaries

Robin W. Koerber, age 58, of Newark, DE passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, June 14, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Patricia was the daughter of the late James V. and Helen A. (Hoff) Vaughn.  She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church.  In addition to her parents, James V. Vaughn and Helen A. Ludwig, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Shields, and by her brother, James Vaughn.
Age 80, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family.
Catherine P. Curlett, 91, wife of the late David Curlett, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on June 10, 2018.
Ann M. Johnson, age 62, passed away peacefully at home in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Friday, May 11, 2018.
J.R. Julian, a Wilmington attorney for 46 years, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018.  He was born on April 6, 1943 in Wilmington, the fifth and youngest child of John and Rose Tavani Julian.
Age 34, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  Kenny was the son of Marie (O’Connell) and Kenneth W. Wolf, Sr.  He was a graduate of Dickinson High School.  Kenny was a proud member of the Local 451 Ironworkers for nearly 15 years. He was hardworking and dedicated to his union brothers, and truly enjoyed his career.  
Michael Kevin Moser, age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away on June 3, 2018. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of Patricia (Riley) and the late Murtha Moser. In addition to his father, Michael was also preceded in death by his brothers, Kevin and Timothy Moser.
Gregory “Greg” S. Petkiewicz, age 65, of Bear, DE passed away on Friday June 1st, 2018. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Beatrice L. (Hicks) and Ferdinand F. Petkiewicz. He was a graduate of St. Matthew’s grade school and Conrad High School. Greg retired after 40 years as the Vice President of Racing at Delaware Park. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Church and was a very devoted Catholic.
Helen Murray Behringer, 88, of Lewes, passed away peacefully May 28, 2018 at The Moorings at Lewes Healthcare Center (formerly Cadbury) after a long struggle with dementia. 
Daniel S. Skodzinski, 73 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 26, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Cheryl Shannon Markiewicz, age 67, of Hockessin and Lewes, DE passed away peacefully from breast cancer at home in Hockessin on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Miss Anna Carmela Oratorio went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2018. Anna was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1934. Anna was the daughter of the late Arthur Oratorio, Sr. and Rosaria (Rose) Oratorio. Anna is survived by her sisters, Angelina Oratorio of Wilmington, and Rita Harvey (Carl) of Newark and sisters-in- law Mariana, Mary and Joyce Oratorio. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony, Arthur, Robert and Richard Oratorio.
James F. Hayes Jr., age 51, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on May 12th, 2018.
Margaret Mary Muldoon, 86, wife of the late Joseph Muldoon of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on May 18, 2018.
Ursuline Sister Joanne Desmond, OSU died peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was 93. 
Brooks A. Gibson, 55 of Hockessin passed away suddenly on May 12, 2018 at Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Wilmington, DE – Nancy Ann “Gummi” Goland, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born on September 15, 1930, in the Bronx, New York, Nancy was the daughter of the late Desider and Ella (Kovacs) Frankl. She was a graduate of Girls High School Class 1946.
Maryjane Ardis Marvin, 83, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 at home.
Kevin K. Downs, age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home on May 12th, 2018. Born in Wilmington, Kevin was the son of the late Bertha (Koncur) and Harry Elliot Downs. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Goldey-Beacom College and worked in collections for MBNA.

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