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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
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Elizabeth Marie Champerlin
Born: 7/16/1919
Died: 8/22/2002
Services will be held at: Christ Church Christiana Hundred Sunday October 13 at 2:00 pm
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Elizabeth Marie Peet Chamberlin Age 83, formerly of Westover Hills, Wilmington, DE, died August 22, 2002, of a stroke at the Foulk Manor North Healthcare Center. She had been ill since 1996. Betty Chamberlin, born in Courtland, New York, grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Cornell University in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. After graduation, she worked in New York City for the Herald Tribune as a food writer. She married Guy Winthrop Chamberlin on August 18, 1945 and moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1952. Betty worked as a Museum Guide at Winterthur Museum for 25 years with specialties in silver and oriental rugs. She loved history, decorative arts, collecting antiques, reading, and travel. Betty Chamberlin was a member of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, the Greenville Country Club and the DuPont Country Club. She enjoyed tennis, ballroom dancing, gardening, and opera. She is survived by her daughter Robin Chamberlin Milburn and husband Mike Milburn, two grandchildren Amanda and Matthew Milburn, her brother John R. Peet, and her sister-in-law Virginia Peet. A memorial service will held at Christ Church Christiana Hundred on Sunday October 13, at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735 or the American Lung Association.

Thelma B. Dutton
Born: 11/9/1930
Died: 9/15/2002
Services will be held at: Cathedral Church of St. John, September 18, 11:00 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home in Hockessin, Tuesday September 17 from 7:00 to 9:00
Thelma B. Dutton Thelma Dutton, 71, of Newark, DE, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, peacefully at home. Mrs. Dutton was born November 9, 1930 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Thelma is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Russel; her three children, Gary, Tracy and Julie (Boyd); her son-in-law, Eric Boyd; three grandchildren, Lauren, Kelsey and Grant; and sister, Pearl. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Cathedral Church of St. John, Concord & Market Sts., Wilmington at 11:00 am. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Cathedral Church of St. John’s Children’s Choir Fund.

Kathryn P. Collier
Born: 12/10/1913
Died: 10/6/2002
Services will be held at: Green Hill Presbyterian Church October 11 at 1:00 pm
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Kathryn P. Collier, age 88, of Forwood Manor, Wilmington, died on Sunday, October 6 at the Wilmington Hospital. Mrs. Collier was born in Key West, Florida and was the widow of Charles H. Collier, Jr. She was a member of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, where she served as an ordained Elder. She had also served on the Junior Board of the Wilmington Medical Center. Mrs. Collier is survived by two sons, Charles H. Collier, III of Newark and Kenneth W. Collier of Santa Barbara, CA; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Eleanor Jones and a brother William Powell, both of Lake Placid, FL. A memorial service will be held at Green Hill Presbyterian Church, 3112 Kennett Pike, on Friday, October 11 at 1:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Green Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3892, Wilmington, DE 19807.

Anna M. McCarson
Born: 7/1/1923
Died: 10/19/2002
Services will be held at: Services will be private.
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Anna M. McCarson Age 79, of Hockessin, DE, died on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin. Miss McCarson previously lived at Liberty Terrace in Newark, DE. Miss McCarson was born in Penns Grove, NJ where she lived before moving to Delaware in 1944. She is survived by great niece, Iva Burroughs of Hockessin, DE; great niece, Barbara Grant of Wilmington, DE; three great great nephews and one great great niece; and one great great great nephew and one great great great niece. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Care Center at Brackenville, 100 St. Claire Drive, Hockessin, DE 19707.

Mildred Stanton
Born: 2/4/1917
Died: 9/6/2002
Services will be held at: Cokesbury Chapel September 14, 2002 2:00
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Mildred Hall Stanton, age 85, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 6, 2002 in Cokesbury Village. She was born Mildred Virginia Hall in Maryland on February 4, 1917 and attended local schools and graduated from the Capitol City School of Nursing in Washington, DC. She married William Stanton and moved to New Jersey where her husband worked for DuPont. Mrs. Stanton worked at the Middlesex General Hospital and participated in many sports. She was active in many activities and was a volunteer for Methodist Country House, Episcopal Church Home and Cokesbury Village. In addition to her husband, William of 59 years, survivors include children, Donald R. and Jeanne of Boston, Robert H. and Margaret of Singaport and Linda Ann of Singapore. Sister, Maudie Patterson and 6 grandchildren also survive her. A memorial service will be held at the chapel auditorium at Cokesbury Village on Saturday September 14 at 2:00 followed by a reception. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memoral donations are suggested to Cokesbury Village Health Care Fund or to the Alzheimer's Association.

L. Fawn Biddle
Born: 12/6/1927
Died: 9/30/2002
Services will be held at: St. Paul's Methodist church, 1314 Foulk Road Friday, Oct 4 at 2:00 pm
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L. Fawn Biddle, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, died on Monday, September 30, 2002 at home. Mrs. Biddle graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA in 1945 and from Brandywine College in 1984. She attended the Barbizon School of Modeling, New York City with modeling assignments in New York City and Philadelphia, PA. She was employed by Armstrong in Lancaster, PA, the Independence Mall in Wilmington as a management assistant and by the Wellness Community in Wilmington as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Biddle was a member of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Wellness Community – Delaware and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles H. predeceased her. She is survived by four children, Charles A. and his wife, Linda of Lewes, Cheryl A. of Dover, Jeffrey S. and his wife, Janet of Bear, and Stacey D. of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer, Leanne, Shawn, Jason, Ryan and Chris; three great-grandchildren, W. Allen Bostian, Christopher Bostian, and Sierra DiVincenzo; and two sisters, Fay Warfel Shenk of Georgia and Yvonne Warfel Johnson of Lancaster, PA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 4 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wellness Community - Delaware, 4810 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.

Joan Banas Massa
Born: 3/30/1946
Died: 9/20/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, Monday Sept 23 at 11:00 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home, Monday Sept 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Joan Banas Massa, 56, of Wilmington died Friday September 20, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Massa was a cake decorator at M&M Bakery in Wilmington. She was a wife and a homemaker. She was a 1964 graduate of Coatesville High School and a 1968 graduate of West Chester State College. She is survived by her husband, Roger J. Massa, Jr.; her daughter, Jennifer Massa Murga of England; her son, Roger J. Massa, III of Wilmington; her mother, Katherine Clark Banas of Georgetown, DE and her sister, Cassandra Banas Quesada of Georgetown, DE. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11:00 am Monday at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association of Delaware, 1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713.

Andrew B. White, III
Born: 10/10/1920
Died: 9/29/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home Friday October 4 at 2:00
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home Thursday October 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Andrew B. White, III, 81, a 54-year resident of Hockessin, DE, died September 29, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. White received an Associate Degree from Goldey College in 1947. He worked for the DuPont Company for 24 years retiring as a financial analyst in November 1982. During his working career, he was also employed by Thiokol and the General Cable Corporation, both of Elkton, MD. Mr. White was a charter member of the Hockessin Baptist Church, past president of the Hockessin-Yorklyn Lions Club, past master of Harmony Grange P of H #12, past treasurer of Hockessin AARP, and member of the American Iris Society and the Diamond State Iris Society. He was a master mason, caning instructor at the Center for Creative Arts and a Big Brother. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth C., two daughters, Andrea Valentine of Newark, DE and Ilene Pons of Stuart, VA; one granddaughter, Cortney Valentine of Newark, DE; and one sister, Eleanora Corcoran of Wayne, PA. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, October 3 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, where there will be a Masonic service at 6:15 pm. The funeral service will be at 2 pm on Friday, October 4 at the Chandler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hockessin Baptist Church, 505 Schoolhouse Road, Hockessin, DE 19707; Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805; or the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 1st State Chapter, 91 Kells Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

Susan Jane Stubbs
Born: 11/13/1919
Died: 9/27/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, Hockessin Thursday, Oct 3, 2002 from 6:00 to 8:00
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Susan Jane Stubbs, 83, of Hockessin, DE formerly of Lyndalia died Friday. September 27,2002 at Windsor Place. Mrs. Stubbs graduated from Wilmington High School in 1936. She worked for Sears and the YWCA as an accountant. Mrs. Stubbs was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was one of the oldest members of Richardson Park United Methodist Church and served on many church committees. Mrs. Stubbs was married for 36 years to Richard B. Stubbs who died in 1984. She was the youngest of seven children all now deceased: Mark Walker, George Walker, Grace Narvel, Mary McCallister, Samuel Walker,and William Walker Jr. Mrs. Stubbs is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Richele and Joseph Pryor of Hockessin with whom she lived until recently; grandchildren, Zachary Pryor and Tina Falkenstein of Hockessin; nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends may call at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Thursday evening October 3,2002 from 6 to 8. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Richardson Park U. M. Church 11N. Maryland Ave., Wilm.,DE 19804 or a charity of your choice.

Dorothy Sloan
Born: 11/16/1918
Died: 9/15/2002
Services will be held at: Graveside at Beth Emeth Memorial park Sept 20, 2002 at 10:00 am
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Dorothy Sloan Age 83, of Wilmington, DE, died on Sunday September 15, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Sloan graduated from James Monroe Public High School, New York, NY in 1936. She attended Alma Moore College in Wilmington, DE and the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. Mrs. Sloan was predeceased by her husband Samuel Sloan in 1997. She is survived by her children, Marsha L. Sloan of Wilmington and Robert A. Sloan and his wife, Ellen Danish and two grandchildren, Jacob and Mara all of Philadelphia, PA. Friends and family are invited to her graveside service at Beth Emeth Memorial Park, Faulkland Rd, Wilmington, DE on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, c/o Mutzie Bellak, 1201 N. Harrison St., Apt. 204, Wilmington, DE 19806.

John Smith Reese, IV
Born: 9/15/1904
Died: 6/26/2002
Services will be held at: Tuesday July 9, 2002 at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Old Swedes Church
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Dr. John Smith Reese, IV of Greenville, DE died Wednesday June 26, 2002 at the Wilmington Hospital. He was the son of Charles Lee Reese and Harriet Stedman Bent Reese. Dr. Reese graduated from the Friends School in 1923. He gradutated with a chemistry degree in 1927 from Princeton University. He spent one year at the University of Vienna studying research chemistry. He received a PhD in 1931 and continued to work and study at the University of Manchester after which he spent 2 years at MIT. Dr. Reese work for the E.I. duPont de Nemours Co. as a research chemist from 1935 to 1960. Dr. Reese married Mary Ann Ranken in 1940. They lived at the farm they purchased in 1941, named "Merestone", for 45 years. John was a devoted member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as Junior and Senior Wardens. He was instrumental in the foundation of the Kalmar Nickel project and in the formation of the Wilmington Skating Club. He was an avid sportsman until late in life. He traveled thoughout his long life both within the US and abroad. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter Harriet Reese Jensen and husband Joergen; granddaughter, Marianne Reese Holm and husband, Jens; grandson, John Reese Jensen and wife Anne Kette; and grandson, Joergen Christian Reese Jensen and his wife Jette. There are three great grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Wilmington Friends School, 101 School Rd., Wilm DE 19803 or Holy Trinity Old Swedes Church, 606 Church St. Wilm, DE 19801.

Taylor Ruth
Born: 10/5/1911
Died: 10/21/2002
Services will be held at: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Saturday October 26, 2002 at 11:30 am
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Ruth Evans Taylor Age 91 of Wilmington, DE peacefully departed this life on Monday the 21st of October 2002. A life long resident of Wilmington, Ruth was born on October 5, 1911 to the late William C. and Louisa Evans. She graduated from Wilmington High School and Thompson’s Business School. In 1932 she married Alexander J Taylor Jr. and was married for sixty years until his death in 1993. A homemaker and devoted mother of four, Ruth enjoyed spending time with her 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She traveled extensively with her husband Alex and was a long term member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex; her daughter, Barbara; her brother, George Evans; and sister, Mary White. She is survived by her sister Betty Hanmer of Keysville, Virginia; son-in-law John Tuley of Nashville TN; son and daughter-in-law, Lex and Lynn Taylor; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Nathan Cloud; and son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Susan Taylor, all of Wilmington. There will be a Memorial Service at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE. A private interment for family will be in the Lower Brandywine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ruth may be sent to the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Mary Cooke
Born: 9/2/1922
Died: 9/16/2002
Services will be held at: Silverside Church, Thursday, Sept 19 at 2:00 pm
Visitation times are: Silverside Church, Thursday, Sept 19 from 1:00 to 2:00
Mary Wiswall Cooke Age 80 of Wilmington, DE and Center Lovell, ME died Monday, September 16, 2002 at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin. Mrs. Cooke was a 1939 graduate of Tower Hill School and graduated from Skidmore College in 1943. A faculty member of the Brandywine School District, Mrs. Cooke taught third grade at Lombardy Elementary School for 22 years. She was a former member of the Junior League and Junior Board of the Delaware Hospital. She was also a lifelong member and active volunteer at Silverside Church, the Arthritis Foundation and other community services. Mrs. Cooke is survived by her children, Robert O. Cooke, III of Wilmington, DE; Charles W. Cooke and his wife Cathleen of Jacksonville, FL; Molly C. Smith and her husband Blair of Middletown, DE; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Charles G. Wiswall of Wilmington, DE and James L. Wiswall of Birmingham, AL and their respective families. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, Sept 19th at Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE where friends may call between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Burial will be private in the Lower Brandywine Cemetery in Centreville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilm, DE 19810 or Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilm, DE 19810.

John Alexander
Born: 4/15/1917
Died: 10/12/2002
Services will be held at: Cokesbury Village Saturday October 19, 2002 at 11:00 am
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John Alexander John (Jack) Alexander died October 12, 2002 at Christiana Care Medical Center as a result of complications from surgery. He had been a resident of Cokesbury Village for the last seven years. John was born April 15, 1917 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He grew up roaming the beaches and the mountains of New England and never outgrew his love for nature and the out-of-doors. After beginning his career as a photographic journalist with the "Boston Herald Traveler," John contributed his photographic expertise during WWII to the joint U.S. Army - M.I.T. Radiation Laboratory project known as "Little Abner," which developed the world's first radar based aircraft early warning system. After the war, he moved to Wilmington to become a member of the Public Relations Department of the DuPont Company where he was an instrumental part of "Better Living" magazine and acquired his nickname" Jack." His skill with a camera assisted Crawford Greenwalt's pioneering research photography of hummingbirds. In 1958, John resigned from the DuPont Company to pursue his interest in real estate development, first as a partner with Hanby Patterson & Schwartz, Inc., and later as a principal and founder of The Greenville Co. and Jack Alexander, Inc., Custom Builders. His communities, all of which were laid out to follow the natural topography of the land, include Swallow Hollow, Walnut Ridge, Spring Valley, Auburn, Old Hobson Farm, Quintynnes Farm, Center Hill, Sycamore Lane, Old Ramsey Ridge, Meadow Lark Lane, Southridge (in Pennsylvania), Mocking Bird Hill, Windward, Topsfield Road, and Cherrington. He retired in 1978 in order to travel and indulge his love of boats, moving for a short time to the Pacific Northwest, and then residing for ten years in Hobe Sound, Florida, before returning to Wilmington as a resident at Cokesbury. John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorraine, four children and five grandchildren: Bonnie A. Beck and her husband, Richard of Centreville; Jane A. Atkinson and her husband, John of Dunwoody, GA.; Nancy A. Sproesser-Martz and her husband, George of Wilmington; and David I. Alexander and his wife Sonia of Seattle, WA.; Emily A. and E. Talbot Beck, Elizabeth R. and William D. Sproesser, III, and John Bradford Alexander. He is also survived by three brothers: Wallace R. Alexander, Douglas H. Alexander, and Alan A. Alexander, all of Massachusetts. A memorial service in celebration of John's life will be held on the grounds of Cokesbury on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 11 o'clock A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Ralph Kindell Williams
Born: 7/18/1922
Died: 8/31/2002
Services will be held at: Services were private
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Ralph Kindell Williams, age 80 of Millsboro. Survived by Jeanette Williams, wife; son Kindell Williams; daughter Peggy Brown; 5 grandchildren 2 great grandchildren and 1 sister. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Blood Bank of DELAWARE, Christiana Center, 100 Hygeia Drive, Newark, Delaware 19713.

Phyllis Alampi
Born: 1/14/1911
Died: 10/20/2002
Services will be held at: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, October 23, 2002 at 11:00 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home, October 22, 2002 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Phyllis (Roccia) Alampi, 91, formerly of Feltonville, Pa. died Sunday at Gilpin Hall, 1101 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, her residence for the last four and a half years. Mrs. Alampi had formerly worked for Ship-N-Shore in Upland, Pa. and Mitchell’s in the Fairfax Shopping Center. She is survived by 1 son: Joseph Alampi and his wife Cathy of Boothwyn, Pa.; 1 daughter: Rosemary Jenkins and her husband Jack, with whom she had formerly lived; 2 brothers: Michael Roccia of Ocala, Florida and Peter Roccia of West Chester, Pa.; 2 sisters: Cecilia Roma of Feltonville, Pa. and Eleanor Smith of Ocala, Florida; 6 grandchildren: Jeffrey Jenkins, Judith Velazquez and her husband Alex, Linda English and her husband Brian, Joseph Alampi and his wife Donna, Dana Brady and her husband Jim and Adam Willey. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was pre deceased by her brothers Benjamin and Henry Roccia and her sister Rose DeSanto. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, West Chester, Pa. Friends may call at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Gilpin Hall, 1101 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806.

James W. Truitt
Born: 2/10/1925
Died: 9/16/2002
Services will be held at: Aldersgate United Methodist Church Saturday Sept 21, 2002 at 1:00 pm
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James William Truitt Age 77, of Wilmington, DE, died on Monday, September 16, 2002, surrounded by his family. Jim was born on February 10, 1925 to Ralph K. and Virginia Moore Truitt of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati, where he was a standout athlete, lettering in football, basketball and track, with records that still stand. He attended Oberlin College under the Navy V-12 program, where he was company commander. At Oberlin he was a member of the national champion cross country team in 1943 and played on the football team. He served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he married Carolyn “Kelly” Slingland, to whom he was married for 56 years. While earning a M.E. degree from the University of Cincinnati he served as a beloved coach of the Anderson high school football team, which he led to a league championship in 1948. After coaching football at the Sanford Preparatory School, Jim joined the DuPont Company, where he worked for 30 years in sales and management, including two years in Australia. After his retirement from DuPont he started his own consulting service, which he ran for ten years. A lifelong Methodist, Jim was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He served in a number of volunteer capacities, including the choir. He was a longtime member of the Board of Trustees and former President of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. As an Oberlin alumnus, he served in many ways, including President of the Heisman Club and President of the Alumni Association. He was a true leader by example, who dedicated his life to his family and in service to his Lord. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, James W. Truitt, Jr. and wife, Susan; daughter, Nancy Ann Gillan and husband, William “Bud”; son, Ralph S. Truitt and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Megan and James Truitt and Jamie and Hans Gillan; and in-laws, cousins, and numerous friends whose lives he touched and enriched. He was predeceased by his sister Virginia T. Carroll. A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held on Saturday September 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2312 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. Everything Jim did, he did with honesty, courage, humor and love. He will be greatly missed.

Lee C. Brandenberger, Sr.
Born: 7/8/1922
Died: 10/3/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home October 9 11:30 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home October 9 10:30 am

Lawrence R. Whitehead
Born: 2/17/1955
Died: 10/6/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home October 11 11:00 pm
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home October 11 10:00 to 11:00 am
Lawrence Richard Whitehead, age 47 of Wilmington, DE died on Sunday, October 6, 2002. He is survived by his mother Gladys Ramsay, 2 brothers, Rob Whitehead and Douglas Ramsay, and one sister, Cindy Ramsay. Born in Pennsylvania, Larry spent most of his life in Wilmington, DE. After graduating Concord High School, Larry went on to earn a degree in Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. His real passion and life's direction became the building of fine custom homes. Larry enjoyed snow skiing, tennis, NFL football, working on cars and music, especially the blues. He will always be loving remembered as the guy with a heart of gold who would do anything for anybody. The viewing will be from 10-11 am on October 11th at The Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. A prayer service will follow at 11 am. Interment will be held in the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE immediately after the service.

Edward J. Donegan Jr.
Born: 8/24/1921
Died: 8/11/1921
Services will be held at: Mass of Christian Burial-St. Joseph on the Brandywine on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002 at 10:00 am
Visitation times are: Friends may call at 9:30

Douglas Chander Eliason
Born: 4/24/1916
Died: 10/25/2002
Services will be held at: Funeral services will be private.
Visitation times are:
Douglas Chandler Eliason, died on October 25, 2002, after a brief illness. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware April 25, 1916, the son of Edna C. and Thomas M. Eliason. He graduated from Wilmington Friends School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Eliason was employed by the DuPont Company at various locations until retiring after 44 years in 1982. A 50- year member of the DuPont Country Club, he served on that Club's board for 12 years. After his retirement, he served as Treasurer of the Delaware Center for Horticulture for about 5 years. Mr. Eliason is survived by his wife of 35 yrs., Helen L. Eliason and a brother, Thomas M. Eliason, Jr. and wife, Jane B. Eliason, all of Wilmington, as well as a nephew, Thomas B. Eliason and niece, Deborah E Rollins. The funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, DE 19806.


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