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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE

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Charles A. Eckman, Jr.
Born: 6/11/1912
Died: 10/27/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 concord Pike, Tuesday October 29, 2002 at 7:00 pm
Charles A. Eckman, Jr., 90, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, passed away on October 27, 2002 at the Wilmington Hospital. He was the son of Charles A. Eckman, Sr. and Florie Wert Eckman. Mr. Eckman was born in Wilmington on June 22, 1912. He attended the Wilmington Friends School and graduated from Wilmington High School. He was a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker who worked for many years for his father, a well known builder of custom homes in Delaware until his death in 1960. He then worked for Atlantic Aviation customizing executive aircraft, and for Winterthur Museum where he participated in the renovation of the museum when air conditioning was added. He was a member of West Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and was a member of the Washington Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M. “Uncle Charlie” as he told everyone to call him, was an accomplished flutist and piccolo player and served in World War II as a private in the 281st Army Ground Forces band, entertaining troops in Australia, the Philippines and New Guinea from 1942-1945. He also performed with the Brandywine Pops Orchestra and then the Diamond State Band for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Petit de Mange Eckman; his sons, Richard of Chadds Ford, PA; Robert of Springfield, VA; and a daughter, Avis Hoppel of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren. The family invites friends to attend a memorial service at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 29, 2002. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Wilmington Friends School, 101 School Road, Wilmington, DE or Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

Milo A. Titone
Born: 6/6/1955
Died: 10/13/2002
Services will be held at: Wilmington Friends Meeting House Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 3:00 pm
Milo A. Titone, age 47, of Alapocas, died Sunday, October 13, 2002 at home with his family after a long battle with cancer. Milo was born in Pottstown, PA and grew up in Birchrunville, PA, an area that he loved. Milo graduated from Westtown School and American University in Washington, D.C. Throughout his life, he maintained close friendships with his classmates from Westtown. Milo was an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Business Manager for C.R. Bard. His experience with Bard dated back to 1977, when Bard acquired Titone Research and Development Corporation. Milo held several patents for medical and non-medical textile applications. In April 2001, he was awarded the Charles Russell Bard Award, which recognizes excellence among Bard employees. Milo also received the 2001 Courage Award from InTouch magazine and Amgen, which honored Milo for serving as a symbol of the perseverance and hope of cancer patients and survivors. Milo also served as a trustee to Westtown School and as a trustee to Willistown Friends Meeting. Milo’s true love and focus in life was always on his family. He was a devoted husband to Nancy Bunting Titone and the proud father of Matthew Joseph Titone, Sara Elizabeth Titone and Samuel Wilson Titone. He loved sailing, the beach, classic cars, reading and his dog Marley. Most of all, he loved being with his family, including traveling on family vacations, attending school events and athletic contests and spending quiet time at home. Milo’s extreme courage and commitment to “show up” for the people in his life, even while facing the most serious health issues, inspired his family, friends and co-workers. Milo is preceded in death by his father, Simone C. Titone. In addition to his wife Nancy and his three children, Milo is survived by his mother, Betty Rice Titone, and his brothers Adam Titone of Santa Rosa, CA and Christian Titone of Birchrunville, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at the Wilmington Friends Meeting House, located at Fourth and West Streets, Wilmington, DE on Friday, October 18 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the following charities: Delaware Hospice, Wilmington Friends School, Westtown School, The Wellness Community, PYM Education Fund and Willistown Hidell Education Trust. Please contact Chandler Funeral Homes at 302-478-7100 for the above mailing addresses.

Barbara B. Stager
Born: 4/3/1915
Died: 10/12/2002
Services will be held at: Memorial service will be held in the spring.
Barbara B. Stager, a resident of Stonegates in Greenville, Delaware, and former winter resident of Miles Grant in Stuart, Florida, died on October 12, 2002. Born in New York City on April 30, 1915, the daughter of Mary Morrison and Milan R. Bump, she spent her early childhood in Montclair, New Jersey. The family moved in 1924 to Denver, where she graduated from the Kent School in 1932 and subsequently attended Vassar College. After her parents death in 1930 she made her home in Wilmington, Delaware, with her aunt and guardian Deborah Morrison Rood, until her marriage in 1938 to Stanley Ray Stager, Jr. Devoted to choral singing, she belonged at one time to the choirs of Vassar College, Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Church in Wilmington, the A Cappella Club and was a charter member of the Brandywiners. Long an active volunteer, she served with the Junior Board of the Delaware Division of the Medical Center, and with the Junior League of Wilmington. She once belonged to the Board of the Delaware League for Planned Parenthood, and was General Chairman of the Wilmington Flower Market in 1958. She was a member of the Altar Guild of Christ Church, the Delaware Chapter of the National Cathedral Association, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and the Sponsors of Cornell Plantations. Her main interests were the Children's Bureau of Delaware (now Children and Families First) and the Delaware Curative Workshop, she was a long time Board member, President, and ultimately honorary life member of both boards. She is predeceased by her husband of sixty-four years, Stanley R. Stager, Jr. She is survived by a son, Stanley R. Stager III of Raleigh, NC, a daughter, Sally Morrison Stager Thompson of Glen Mills, PA, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the spring after the arrival of her four great grandchildren. Burial will be private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to Cornell Plantations, PO Box 2600, Ithaca, NY 14851.

Steven Chubb
Born: 4/21/1952
Died: 8/26/2002
Services will be held at: August 30, 2002 10:00 am
Steven Hunter Chubb, 50 of Wilmington died Monday August 26, 2002. Mr. Chubb co-owned with his wife the Chubb Realty Group at Remax of Wilmington. He was a 1970 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Delaware. He was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Chubb was also a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors. He was a devoted husband and father who always had a smile on his face. He brought joy to everyone he touched. He is survived by his wife of 30 years: Billie M. Chubb; his children: Mark Venable Chubb and his fiance Cynthia Ingram of Wilmington and Jeffrey Hunter Chubb of Wilmington; his parents: Ralph and Josephine (Hunter) Chubb of Wilmington; his brother: Ralph G. Chubb of Earleville, Maryland; his sister: Nancy A. Chubb of Wilmington and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, August 30, at 10:00 A.M. at Christ Church located on Buck Road East off Route 100, Greenville. Burial will be at the Lower Brandywine Cemetery. Friends may call at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00 P.M. In celebration of his life and his love of plants, the family asks that you plant a tree in his memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tatnall School, 1501 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.

Charles J. dePolo
Born: 7/9/1909
Died: 8/29/2002
Services will be held at: September 4, 2002 10:30 am
Charles J. dePolo, 93, formerly of Shipley Road, Brandywine Hundred, died Thursday August 29, 2002 of heart failure in ManorCare Foulk Road, his residence for five years. Mr. DePolo joined Miller’s Furniture, which later became Miller Furniture Industries, in November of 1936 as a salesman. In 1974 he was named vice-president and general manager and held that position until retirement. His wife, Dorothy (Stevens) dePolo, died in 1993. He is survived by his brother Albert dePolo and his wife Pauline of Wilmington and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 10:30 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 A.M. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Arrangements by the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES.

Mildred E. Wahl
Born: 5/26/1904
Died: 9/30/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Friday Oct 4 at 10:30 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike 9:30 to 10:30 Friday October 4, 2002
Mildred E. Wahl, age 98, formerly of Shellburne, Wilmington, passed away Monday September 30, 2002 at the Methodist Country House where she had resided for the past 10 years. She was born in South Amboy, New Jersey to Richard C. and Georgianna Stephenson. She graduated from the New Jersey College for Women in 1926 with a degree in music. She served 10 years as supervisor of music in the South Amboy schools. She was church organist for Christ Church in South Amboy, the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Pa. and was director of their youth choir. Music was Mildred’s life. She played the piano and organ in the Danby Chapel of the Methodist Country House. She served as president of the South Amboy’s Women’s Club, volunteered as a Gray Lady and enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Wilmington. Mildred married E. Robert Owen in 1930. He was sales manager of the DuPont Company’s photo products department when he died in 1957. She married Henry Wahl in 1968. He shared her love of music and died in 1982. Mildred’s beautiful smile and special words of encouragement will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her nephew Robert Stephenson of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; her niece Barbara Glick of Sea Isle City, New Jersey; her grandchildren James and Carol Morrison of Newark, Delaware; Carl and Patricia Davis of Wallingford, Pa.; Richard and Kay Morrison of Wilmington, Delaware; 4 great nieces, 1 great nephew; 10 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 10:30 A.M. at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, De. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Aston Township, Pa. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 A.M.

Angeline Morris
Born: 8/19/1927
Died: 10/15/2002
Services will be held at: Services will be private
Angeline Morris Age 74, of Wilmington, Delaware, died on Tuesday October, 15, 2002. Mrs. Morris was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School. She was formerly employed by Wilmington Trust in the Bank Credit Bureau, Credit Bureau of Wilmington and First U.S.A. Credit. She retired in 1992. She was interested in community theater and arts & crafts. Mrs. Morris was predeceased by her husband Leroy in 1977. She is survived by one sister, Valentine Cusanelli and her husband, Pat of Wilmington; niece, Denise Nuss and husband, Troy of Wilmington; sister-in-law, Pat Sotis of Prior Lake, MN; niece, Karen Welch and husband, Jim of Shakopee, MN; nephew, Nick Sotis and wife, Silvia of Monrovia, CA; nephew, Bill Sotis and wife, Lisa of Overland Park, KS and nephew, Jamie Sotis and wife, Amy of Prior Lake, MN. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Kentmere Nursing Home, 1900 Lovering Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.

Lily Marcin
Born: 9/25/1927
Died: 8/16/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home August 20, 2002 at 10:00 am
Lily Marcin, 74, of Claymont, DE passed away at home on Friday August 16, 2002. Mrs. Marcin was born in Chester, PA to Michael DiMaio and Gustina DelloStritto DiMaio, both of Caserta, Italy, on September 25, 1927. Lil was a 1945 graduate of Chester High School. She worked for 20 plus years at the DuPont Edgemoor Plant. In retirement Lil enjoyed bowling with her lady friends and traveling. One of 9 children, Lil is survived by four sisters, Mary Rocci of Aston, PA, Elizabeth DiMaio of Upland, PA, Esther DiMaio of Chester, PA Rose Hyre of Kent, OH and a brother, Michael of Sarasota, FL. She is predeceased by her husband of 31 years, Thomas “Crutch” Marcin. Lil is survived by her son, Thomas F. Marcin and his wife Janet; son, Michael D. Marcin and his wife Marisa and her four grandsons, Gregory, Matthew, Daniel and Timothy. Family and friends may call at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES, Sharpley, 2506 Concord Pike on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday August 20, 2002 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Lawn Croft Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchman’s Road, Newark, DE 19713.

Raymond E. Roux
Born: 10/7/1927
Died: 8/30/2002
Services will be held at: September 5, 2002 10:00 am Church of the Holy Child
Raymond E. Roux, age 74 of Wilm died Aug 30 at home. Raymond was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family, gardening and horseracing. Mr. Roux served in the air transport division of the US Navy. He received an honorable discharge and found his way into the commercial airline business where he worked his way up in the industry. Mr. Roux is survived by his wife, Jeannette Beland Roux; children Michael, Richard and Celeste Roux; sisters, Cecile Huppe, Noella Pepin, Theresa Desilets and Doris Desrocher. Mass will be offered September 5 at 10:00 am at the Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road. Burial will follow in the Delaware Veterans Cemetery.

Charles Daniel Conner
Born: 9/23/1958
Died: 8/23/2002
Services will be held at: September 1, 2002 3:00
On August 22, Dan Conner, age 43 passed away to a larger life leaving behind a 21 year battle with cancer. While a senior in college, Dan first discovered the illness that would plague him the rest of his life. A young man of carefully chosen words, deep wisdom, strong passions and courage beyond measure, Dan lived his life fully and bravely. After 6 life saving surgeries and one extended coma, he repeatedly fought back to regain the dignity and spunk which were his trademarks. Dan's interests and gifts were many, but his purest pleasures came from trading and restoring BMW 2001's. Following his five month coma, when speech returned, he observed that he had escaped the ordeal with 2 things: the memory and names of his friends and family and his knowledge about all things mechanical. In 1985, Dan, with his family, designed and built a home overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. This project gave him immense satisfaction and joy in his surviving years, as it did to many of his friends. Returning from his home in Colorado in 1993 to his childhood home in Arden, with many disabilities, Dan had to start life over again in many ways. Having lost most everything but the love of his family and his will to make it back to a meaningful life, he spent the next 10 years doing just that. The outstanding acceptance and support of the people of Arden extended to him through these years have helped in large measure to make this possible. Among the many other people who have dedicated time and live to enrich or improve Dan's life, the family would like to thank "Master" Berry at the Gentle Palm Karate School, Delaware Hospice, the Helen Graham Cancer Center and all his doctors including Peter Hulick, Steven Grubbs and Narayan Patel. Dan leaves behind his parents, Phyllis and Chuck Conner; sister Karolyn Miller and family of Washington, VA; a brother, Michael and family of Santa Barbara, CA and a life long friend, Gradette Hatala of Portland, ME.

William Thomas Gallaher
Born: 7/23/1917
Died: 9/2/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, Sept 5 2002 7:00 pm
William T. Gallaher, MD a native of Tennessee and longtime Wilmington, Delaware resident died Monday September 2, 2002. Born July 23, 1917 in La Follette, Tennessee. Doctor Gallaher graduated from the University of Tennessee and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1942. Upon graduation Dr. Gallaher entered the US Army Medical Corps and became a Captain. He served with distinction earning the Bronze Star for Bravery and the Purple Heart. Dr. Gallaher landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and participated in the 50th D-Day Anniversary in France in 1992. After the War, Dr. Gallaher completed his medical residency at New York University Hospital, Margaret Hague Hospital in New Jersey and Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. He came to Wilmington in the early 1950's as an OB/GYN and obtained his board certification. He was an active member of the Medical Society of Delaware, the American College of OB/GYN, and the International College of Surgeons. Bill kept close ties to his family in Tennessee and was a Director of People's National Bank of La Follete, a bank founded by his Father. He retired from active medical practice in 1990 and traveled much of the world. Bill and his wife Irene divided their time together between Bethany Beach, Delaware and Green Valley, Arizona. While in Arizona, Dr. Gallaher joined the Elks Club. Preceded in death by wife Phyllis D. Gallaher, MD; parents George Browder and Grace Martin Gallaher and his sister Sarah Gallaher Williams. Survivors: nephews Browder G. Williams and Maurice K. Williams, Jr.; nieces Theresa Beauchamp Sarah E. Looney; stepsons Scott H., Jeffrey H. and Kent E. Lonsdale; Wife Irene H. Gallaher. Funeral service will be in Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, September 5 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. The Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lafollette Presbyterian Church, Lafollette, Tennessee, 37766. Burial will be Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee.

Vincent Peter Kownacki
Born: 12/2/1926
Died: 9/4/2002
Services will be held at: September 9, 2002 St. Joseph on the Brandywine at 10:30
Visitation times are: September 8, 2002 Chandler Funeral Home, Concord Pike from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
DR. VINCENT PETER KOWNACKI of Greenville DE, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at home at age 75. Dr. Kownacki was in charge of the Emergency Room at St. Francis Hospital from 1990-1998, prior to which he was Head of the Emergency Room at Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia from 1985-1990. Previous to that he was a general surgeon at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Lima PA, and Crozier and Sacred Heart Hospitals, Chester, PA. He was a 1957 graduate of Hahnemann Medical School and Washington and Jefferson College, Washington PA. He served in U. S. Army during WWII. Dr. Kownacki is survived by his wife of 46 years, Harriet Anne Kownacki, his sons, Gerard Kownacki and Bernard Kownacki, daughter, Kelly Anne Tobin, his brothers, Roman Kownacki and David Kownacki, and sister, Patricia Special, and eight grandchildren. Friends are welcome to his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville DE, on Monday morning, September 9, 2002 at 10:30. You are also welcome to call on his family in CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley, Wilmington DE on Sunday evening, September 8, 2002 from 6-8.

Brent Robert Noyes, MD
Born: 8/20/1952
Died: 10/18/2002
Services will be held at: Hockessin United Methodist Church, October 23, 2002 at noon
Visitation times are: Hockessin United Methodist Church, October 23, 2002 at 11:00
Brent Robert Noyes, MD, age 50 of Wilmington, DE died on Friday, October 18, 2002. Brent was born on August 20, 1952 to the late Robert and Doris Noyes in Greenville, DE. He graduated from A.I. DuPont High School in 1970 and was an Eagle Scout. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lafayette College and was a member of Phi Alpha Sigma. In 1978 he graduated from Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. Following his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he moved back to Wilmington and began practicing orthopedic medicine in July 1983. Brent enjoyed the outdoors and took great pleasure in traveling. In addition, he enjoyed gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and especially, practicing medicine. While being a member at the Hockessin United Methodist Church, he volunteered with Appalachian Service Project and was a team leader to help guide youth in repairing community homes. He also served as sports team physician for several area high schools. In addition to his parents, Brent was predeceased by his sister, Avaryl. He is survived by Susan Smith Noyes; two daughters, Jillian and Audra; a sister Lesley Noyes Slater and her husband, Michael and their three children of Brooklyn, NY. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 12:00 noon at the Hockessin United Methodist Church where friends may call after 11:00 am. Interment will be in the Hockessin Friends Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to The Appalachian Service Project at Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7520 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 or the Edgartown Council on Aging, PO Box 1295, Edgartown, MA 02539.

Edith A. Frick
Born: 1/14/1917
Died: 9/26/2002
Services will be held at: Graveside service at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, October 5 at 10:30 am
Edith Baker Frick, 85, of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin died Thursday September 26, 2002. Mrs. Frick was a 1937 graduate of Temple University, where she was awarded graduate fellowship in chemistry. She was manager of patent support technical and administrative services for Hercules Company, retiring in 1982 after 20 years of service. Previously, she was supervisor patent library for the DuPont Company Chambers Works from 1938-1946. She was USA representative for Derwent World Wide Patent Information, London, England. While her children were being raised, she worked part time translating chemical patents from French and German to English. She was vice-chairman of Chemical Manufacturers Association combined Patent and Information Retrieval Committee in 1978. She was president of the Wilmington Panhellenic Association and a member of the American Chemical Society. She is survived by her husband: Louis T. Frick; 3 sons: Dr. James C. Baker Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Wilmington, William L. Baker and his wife Karen of Claymont and Andrew P. Baker of St. Petersburg, Florida; 1 brother: Richard P. Schmidt and his wife Mary of Ambler, Pa. and 2 grandchildren: Elizabeth L. Baker of Drexel Hill, Pa. and Erik W. Baker of Claymont. She was pre deceased by her first husband, Dr. James C. Baker and her son Richard A. Baker. Graveside services will be Saturday morning October 5th at 10:30 A.M. at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Kennett Pike, Greenville. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to Temple University, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102.

Hazel M. Marando
Born: 5/21/1932
Died: 9/24/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin Monday September 30, 2002 at 11:00 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home in Hockessin Sunday 9/29 6 to 8 pm and Monday 9/30 at 10:00 am
Hazel Marie (Shutt) Marando Age 70, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at the Millcroft Nursing Home surrounded by family and friends. Hazel was born in Quarryville, PA to the late Ralph & Malissie Shutt. She was employed by the Dept. of Public Safety for many years as a Parking Regulation Enforcement Officer. Hazel was hired in 1965 by the Dept. of Correction and retired from there after 33 years of service as a Staff Lieutenant. In 1991, she was awarded the DOC Supervisor of the Year, the Unsung Hero Award, the Governor’s Award and the DOC Appreciation Award. She received many letters of appreciation and commendation. She enjoyed her yearly trip to Aruba with her husband, family and friends and collecting antiques. Hazel was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Denise M. Yarnall. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Frank A. Marando; daughter and son-in-law, Robin & Enrico Pagliaro of New Castle; sister, Betty Kasowski of Newark; brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Joanne Shutt of Crisfield, MD; two stepsons, Michael & his wife Grace Marando of Newark & Russell Marando of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Michelina Yarnall, Shawn Yarnall, Malissa Pagliaro, Vincent Pagliaro, Dawn Marando, Frankie Marando, my dear niece, Johanna Moyer; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life with visitation at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE on Sunday evening, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday. The funeral service will be on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in the Hockessin Friends Cemetery.

Catharine Oliveria
Born: 4/30/1907
Died: 9/25/2002
Services will be held at: Chandler Funeral Home Saturday October 5, 2002 11:00 am
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home Saturday October 5, 9:30 to 10:30 am
Catharine Oliveria, 95, of Wilmington, DE, died in her home Tuesday, September 24, 2002. Born Catharine Colley, she was the daughter of Albert Colley, a pharmacist from a prominent family in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her father, along with his brothers, operated 5 pharmacies in that city. Catharine received her B.A. in education from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and her M.A. in sociology from NYU in New York City, NY. She taught home economics and later became a docent for the Hagley Museum in Wilmington. Catharine was married for 46 years to Toney Oliveria, a native of Bermuda. He retired as an electrician for DuPont prior to his death in 1995. Catharine’s brother, Dr. Arthur T. Colley, preceded her in death as well. Surviving are her two nieces, Beth Colley of Sparks, MD; Dr. Amy Colley of Hastings on the Hudson, NYC and her nephew, Arthur L. Colley of Charlotte, NC; 3 great nephews and a sister-in-law, Mildred E. Colley of Edison, NJ. A visitation will be held at Chandler Funeral Homes, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley, Wilmington, DE from 9:30 to 10:30 on Saturday October 5, 2002. Services will follow at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Lois P. Kilbourne
Born: 6/28/1910
Died: 9/26/2002
Services will be held at: Saturday October 5, 11:00 am at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA
Visitation times are:
Lois P. Kilbourne, of Foulk Manor North, Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday September 26, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Kilbourne was born on June 28, 1910 in Lenore, NC. She graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, NH. She lived in Wilmington, DE, Ocean City, NJ and Conway, SC. Mrs. Kilbourne was a “Life Master” duplicate bridge player for many years in Wilmington and Ocean City. She taught and wrote a book on bridge and owned a bridge club in Ocean City, NJ. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE. Mrs. Kilbourne was preceded in death by her husband, Radcliffe E. Kilbourne. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. and Glendora Kilbourne of Wilmington, DE; granddaughters, Janet Martin and husband Blake of Conway, SC; Patricia Kilbourne of Farmington, CT; Amy Fish and husband, Richard of Dayton, OH; Wendy Strowhouer and husband, Ted of Wilmington; and 7 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Saturday October 5 at 11:00 am at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Bruce Bahr
Born: 3/19/1936
Died: 9/29/2002
Services will be held at: St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd. Greenville Thursday Oct 3 at 10:30 am
Bruce Bahr, 66, of Greenville, Delaware, died at home after a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, September 29, 2002 surrounded by his family. He was born in Painesville, Ohio to Blanche Thompson Bahr and John Lorne Bahr. He moved to Delaware when he was seven. Mr. Bahr graduated from St. Andrew’s School, attended the University of Virginia, and graduated from the University of Miami. He was a Delaware State Tennis Junior singles and doubles champion. Later, he became an avid golfer. Mr. Bahr was a Vice President of Investments at the former Farmers Bank. He retired in 2000 after 32 years as a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joanne Killoran Bahr; his sister, Marion Bahr Ingley of Shaker Heights, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Corroon Bahr of Wilmington and Gina Bahr Finn of Stevenson, Maryland; and one son, John Killoran Bahr of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and five grandchildren: Emily Killoran Finn, Eliza Thompson Finn and John Ashburn Calvin Finn of Maryland; Molly Killoran Bahr and John Macklin Bahr of North Carolina. A Memorial Mass celebrating Mr. Bahr’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, Delaware. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 (Please note on your check “Education & Research”.) or to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Rose E. Mele
Born: 4/20/1922
Died: 10/2/2002
Services will be held at: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 9th & DuPont Strs 10:30 am Monday 10/7
Visitation times are: Chandler Funeral Home 2506 Concord Pike 4:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday 10/6
Rose E. Mele, 80, passed away suddenly on Oct. 2, 2002. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School, Wilmington, DE and a long-time member of St. Helena's Catholic Church in Bellefonte. She was a homemaker and successful business partner with her husband in the resort motel industry in Wildwood Crest, NJ for over four decades. Beloved wife of 59 years to the late Michael A. Mele Sr., she was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Mele is survived by her daughters Carolyn McCorquodale and her husband David; Kathleen Pencek and her husband Robert; sons Michael A. Mele Jr. and his wife Suzannah; and Robert L. Mele and his fiancee Barbara Kearney; grandchildren David, Matthew, Suzanne, Robert and Michael; sisters Jean DiBiase, Lisa DiNenno and Julia Young; and brother Albert DiMattia. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Domino and brothers Samuel and Joseph DiMattia A visitation will be held at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley from 4:00 to 6:00 on Sunday October 6, 2002. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 9th & DuPont Streets at 10:30 am on Monday. Entombment will follow Mass in Cathedral Cemetery.

William L. Brzoska
Born: 1/7/1914
Died: 10/8/2002
Services will be held at: Memorial Mass at St. Matthew's Catholic Church Friday October 18, 2002 at 4:00
William L. Brzoska, 88, died peacefully on Oct. 8, 2002 in Christiana Hospital. He was a life-long resident of Delaware and grew up in the Browntown area. Mr. Brzoska worked as a welder at Dravo’s for 34 years and Wintethur Museum. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Anne Brzoska. He is survived by his wife of 60 yrs, Helen Brzoska and 2 sons, Dr. David Brzoska and wife, Judy, of Lawrence, Kansas; John Brzoska and wife, Linda, of Hockessin, DE; two grandsons, Daniel Brzoska and wife, Eileen, of Austin, Texas; Mark Brzoska and wife, Diane, of Wilmington, DE; 4 brothers, Tony, Stan, Frank, Edward; and 2 sisters, Hattie Balinski and Ann Borkowski, all of Delaware. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 18th at 4 pm at St. Matthew’s Church, Woodcrest, where friends may call at 3 pm. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Matthew’s Church, 1 Curtis Ave, Woodcrest, Wilm., DE 19804 or St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilm., DE 19805.

Charles S. Maddock
Born: 5/6/1911
Died: 10/6/2002
Services will be held at: Christ Church Christiana Hundred Thursday October 17 at 4:00 pm
Charles S. Maddock Of Greenville, DE, retired General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors for Hercules, Incorporated died on October 6, 2002 at Stonegates. Mr. Maddock was born in Utica, NY in 1911, graduated from the University of Colorado in 1932 and Harvard University Law School in 1935. He joined Hercules in 1943 following 8 years of private law practice with Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall and Hunt in Boston. He became General Counsel in 1955, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1971, retired in 1976 and served as Counsel with the Wilmington law firm of Cooch and Taylor for twenty years. Mr. Maddock was a founder and first President of the Association of General Counsel; Consultant to the American Bar Association Survey of the Legal Profession, 1948-51; a member of the Council of the Harvard Law School Association, 1950-54; a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee, 1955-62; and Chairman of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Education About Communism and its Contrast with Liberty Under Law, 1966-69. He was awarded the George Washington Medal by the Freedoms Foundation in 1968. He was a member of the Lesley College (Cambridge, MA) corporation, 1937-42; member of the Newark Planning Committee, 1951-53; President of the Travelers Aid Society, 1955-57; member of various committees of the Boy Scouts of America, Delmarva Peninsula and the United Way of Delaware; member of the Board of Trustees of Christiana Care; member of the Nursing School of Wilmington Board and its President, 1977-85; member of the Citizen's Task Force on New Castle County Government; Co-Chairman of the New Castle County Zoning Code Study Commission, 1985-6. He was a member of the Wilmington Country Club; a Trustee of the Curran Foundation; a member of the Delaware and American Bar Associations. He was author of articles in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of the American Bar Association, The Business Lawyer and coordinating author for the Corporation Law Department section of the History of the Delaware Bar in the Twentieth Century. At the time of his death he was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, serving as President of the Delaware State Society, 1994-5; a member of Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, where he served on the Vestry from 1957-61, was Junior Warden in 1958 and Senior Warden from 1959-61. His wife of 57 years, Rita M. Maddock died in 1995. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Pamela J. Maddock of Shingle Springs, CA, a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine M. and William T. Lawrence of Wilmington and one granddaughter, Morgaine E. Maddock of Shingle Springs. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Christiana Hundred on October 17 at 4 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Garden Restoration Fund, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE 19735.


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