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Obituaries

Mary Abath Sosnowski, age 60, of Minersville, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 18, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Mary was the daughter of Madeline (McKenna) Abath and the late Walter Abath.  She attended Padua Academy and received her Associate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.  She was a multi-media artist and an adventurer, with one of the most colorful and loving souls God has ever created.
September 4, 1932 - January 16, 2019
William J. Kirkwood, Sr., 94 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Joanne F. Loving, age 82, of Bear, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Millicent P. Romano, “Pat”, age 76 of Newark, DE passed away on January 15th, 2019.
M. Idella Bradley, age 79, passed away January 15, 2019. Idella was born and raised in Wilmington. She moved to Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA in 2016.
Ruth B. Rucinski, 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Sarah (McLaughlin) and Aloysius Breslin. She attended St. Peter’s Commercial School and went on to spend most of her career as a secretary at DuPont, in addition to the New Castle Air Base. When she was younger, Ruth was a member of St.
Sandra D. Rigby, 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Wilmington Hospital on January 14, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Sandra was the daughter of the late Stella (Pegan) and George Downey. Sandra worked in the Red Clay Consolidated School District as a paraprofessional.
Ret. Major Charles F. (“Chick”) McKinley, USAF, 78 of Landenberg, PA passed peacefully on January 13, 2019.
Anthony J. DiMaio, M.D., 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Seasons Hospice.
Steven Lee Bachman, 42 of Wilmington passed away tragically on January 9, 2019 after an industrial accident. Steve was born in Wilmington. He was a graduate of McKean High School and worked as a painter for the Union, District Council 21. Steve was an avid sports fan, enjoyed following politics and was an accomplished musician.
Claude J. Kumpel, 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly January 10, 2019. Claude was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Louise (Voshell) and Joseph Kumpel. He retired in 2011 from Amtrak (formerly Penn Central) as a general foreman after 42 years. He was a member of the Newark Coin Club and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Claude was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Rosemary Shoop, 78 of Newark passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family. Rosemary was born in Chester, PA, the daughter of the late Shirley (Trout) and Howard Gilpin. She retired from JP Morgan Chase and was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, Earl in 1995 and her son, Eric in 2017.
Age 97, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Foulk Manor South.
Catherine B. Grzybowski, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing Home.
Age 85, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Shirley P. Hutchinson, age 91, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Age 83, of Wilmington, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, January 7, 2019.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Patricia Olive Templin, “Pat”, age 92, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
John Lloyd Martin “Big Daddy” Age 69, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2018 at the Delaware Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

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