Frances M. ‘Aunt Te’ Harris
Frances M. “Aunt Te” Harris went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Broadmeadow Health Care, Middletown. She was 98.
Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 13, 1908, in Middletown, daughter of the late Catherine (Mayhew) and Charles Harris.
She lived in the M.O.T. area her entire life.
Mrs. Harris worked in the Middletown area as a school teacher from 1945 to 1948. In 1948, she went to work for the Delaware Trust Bank in Middletown, where she retired after 25 years of service as head teller in 1973.
Born and raised on a farm, she loved vegetable and flower gardening, and spent many hours outdoors. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. Many of her bus trips were taken with the M.O.T. Jean Birch Senior Center. These “hobbies” kept her young at heart both physically and mentally.
Mrs. Harris was a lifetime member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Harris, Louise Pennewill and Rosalie Keithley; and a brother, Russell Harris.
She is survived by her immediate family; a nephew and a niece-in-law, Douglas A. and Evelyn Harris of Townsend; two nieces, June Pennewill of Dover and Virginia Austin of Smyrna; and a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Services were Feb. 10 at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City, Md.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the M.O.T. Senior Center, 300 S. Scott St., Middletown, DE 19709.
Arline E. Faggart
Arline E. Faggart of Townsend died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. She was 81.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1976.
She is survived by three nephews, Howard Elliott, Robert Elliott and Gregory Elliott.
Burial will be private in Richmond, Va.
Ricky James Hamby
Ricky James Hamby of Delaware City died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. He was 46.
Mr. Hamby was born in Ashe County, N.C., on Thursday, June 2, 1960, to the late Richard Hamby and the late Arlene Miller Hamby. He worked as a carpenter with Meyer-Meyer Construction.
He is survived by three brothers, Danny Hamby of Delaware City, Roger Miller of Rising Sun, Md., and Mark Stansberry, of New Castle; a sister, Betty Stansberry, of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at the Boone Family Funeral Home chapel, in West Jefferson, N.C., with Rev. Jack Miller officiating.
William Anthony Catalutch Sr.
William Anthony Catalutch Sr. of Claymont passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Wilkes Barre, Pa. He was 71.
Mr. Catalutch was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Nicholas and Mildred (Smith) Catalutch.
He was a graduate of Eddystone High School.
Mr. Catalutch served his country in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany.
He then was a merchant marine with the Sun Oil Co. Later, he was a self-employed house painter. He retired as an industrial painter from the Boeing Co. in 2000.
Mr. Catalutch was an avid golfer, loved bowling and enjoyed his house at the beach.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Smalec, on July 6, 1989.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Corinne C. and Edward Foote of Trucksville, Pa., and Denise and Patrick Elwood of Middletown; a son and a daughter-in-law, William A. Jr. and Carol Catalutch of Wilmington; a sister, Elizabeth Catalutch of Marcus Hook, Pa; and six grandchildren, Patrick, William III, Caden, Amanda, Ethan and Jason.
Services and burial were private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Stephen Del Grande
Stephen Del Grande of West Chester, Pa., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. He was 34.
Mr. Del Grande was a 1989 graduate of Salesianum High School in Wilmington and a 1992 graduate of the Williamson Free School of Trades.
He was an operations manager for Johnson Controls International in Wilmington.
He was a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Mr. Del Grande’s memberships included The Williamson Free School of Trades Alumni Association and the Monday Night Club, a football club started in 1995.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Del Grande.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Heather (McGonagle) Del Grande; three sons, Anthony Del Grande, Michael Del Grande and Nicholas Del Grande; his mother, Suzanne Del Grande of Glen Mills, Pa.; and a brother, David Del Grande of Middletown.
Services were Feb. 10 at in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Glen Mills, Pa.
Burial was in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Del Grande Children’s Memorial Fund, c/o County Savings Bank, 412 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA 19029.
Kay H. King
Kay H. King of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Wilmington and Gulfport, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. She was 88.
Mrs. King was born Dec. 7, 1918, in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Harry and Emma Solly Heins.
In her earlier years, she was employed as an executive secretary with Sun Oil in Chester, Pa., the News Journal in Wilmington, the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and All American Engineering.
Before returning to Maryland, she and her husband, Joseph, lived in Florida for 25 years.
Mrs. King was of the Christian faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. King, in 2004.
She is survived by three sons, Richard D. Garrett of Hagerstown, Md., Robert E. Garrett of Wilmington and Bruce H. Garrett of Newark; two daughters, Deborah Toms of Middletown and Joanne Tillinghast of Earleville, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Heins of Conroe, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were Feb. 10 at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle.
Burial was in the Glebe Cemetery, New Castle.
Lorraine R. Ferguson
Lorraine R. Ferguson of Wilmington passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. She was age 77.
Mrs. Ferguson was born in Wilmington on Nov. 29, 1929, a daughter of the late Louis Ruggerio and Ann Greggo Ruggerio. She enjoyed a successful career for more than 20 years as a fashion consultant at John Wana-maker’s, where she made many good friends. Lorraine was a gifted homemaker throughout her life and greatly enjoyed cooking and crafts, including knitting, needlepoint and ceramics. Most of all, she delighted in spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Wayne Ferguson and his wife, Terri, of Wilmington; daughter, Deborah Conkling and her husband, James, of Chesapeake City, Md.; four grandchildren, Alie, Jenna, Morgan and Sara; a brother, Nicholas Ruggerio of Wilmington; and three sisters, JoAnn Tidwell of Wilmington, Evelyn Tidwell of Middletown and Rose Cammock of Odessa.
Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Feb. 12 at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Wilmington. Entombment was in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Albert A. ‘Sonny’ Citro Jr.
Albert A. “Sonny” Citro Jr. of Wilmington died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Christiana Hospital. He was 66.
Mr. Citro was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 542 for 40 years and retired in 2002 from Active Crane Rentals after 36 years. He took great pride in doing a job well done. He would proudly point out the many structures in the Delaware area he had a hand in building. He was a member of St. John the Beloved Church, the VFW Post No. 3257 and a life member and officer of Order Sons of Italy in America, St. Gabriel’s Lodge, in New Castle. He was known for his great-tasting homemade wine and enjoyed fishing with his buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert A. and Vanielin Citro.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Vincetta (Grimaldi) Citro; his daughters and their husbands, Rose and Patrick Burke Sr., of Middletown, and Ann Marie and Marty Capasso, of Middletown; and his son, Lt. Col. Albert A. Citro III, Esq. and his wife, Melinda, of Landenberg, Pa. He was proud of his grandchildren, Patrick and Christopher Burke, Anthony, Michael and Nicholas Capasso, Albert IV and Grace Citro. He is also survived by a brother, James Citro and wife, Deirdre, of Lancaster, Pa.; and a sister, Sandra Walker, of Millsboro.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m., at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads, Wilmington. Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. John the Beloved Church or the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711.
Marsha A. Bell
Marsha A. Bell, age 55 of New Castle, died Sunday, February 3, 2002 in the Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington.
Mrs. Bell had been a homemaker and member of the Holy Spirit parish.
Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Bell, Jr. in 1972; daughter, Lisa M. Bell in 1996; father, Stanley F. Duchnowski; and sister, Gertrude Legard. She is survived by sons, Albert S. Bell of Watsontown, Pa., Christopher S. Bell of New Castle; mother, Thelma M. Duchnowski; siblings, Robert E. Legard of Milford, Barbara L. Turko of New Castle, Mary Jo Figgatt of New Castle, Dianna L. Hall of Delaware City; and grandchildren, Amanda R. and Ashley M. Sauers, Abby D, and Christopher E. Bell, Sarah and Dale Miller and Amanda Dunn.
Interment was in Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, Community Bldg., Suite 1002, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Lawrence S. “Larry” Elliott
Mr. Lawrence S. “Larry” Elliott, age 71, of Chesapeake City, Md., formerly of Eagle Glen, New Castle, died on Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Christiana Hospital, Newark.
Mr. Elliott was the vice president of Elliott and Sons Company, Inc., New Castle, retiring in 1995 after 25 years. He was also president of the former Elevator Service, Inc., New Castle.
A US Marine Corps veteran serving from 1950 to 1954, Mr. Elliott was a Lifetime Member of D.A.V. and a member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 46 Years, Marie Scope Elliott; son, Michael J. Elliott and his wife, Jean L. of Earleville, Md.; 5 siblings, Vincent T. Elliott, Jr. of New Castle, Robert L. Elliott of Wilmington, Donald B. Elliott of New Castle, Raymond A. Elliott of Smyrna, and Carol L. Melchior of Dagsboro; and 3 grandchildren, Jason Elliott, Lauren Elliott and Ashley Elliott.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, February 14. 2002, at SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 1000 N. Dupont Pkwy., Wilmington Manor, New Castle, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE, 19801, or the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, New Castle, DE, 19720.
Rose M Bakey
Rose M. Bakey, age 78 of Newark, formerly of New Castle, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Mrs. Bakey was a waitress at the former College Grill in Wilmington, for more than 20 years. She also served as a riveter at the Bellanca Airfield in New Castle during WWII. Mrs. Bakey was a member of the Holy Spirit parish and the Blessed Mother Sodality at the church. She was also a member of the Howard Weston Senior Center in Manor Park. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and going to church.
Mrs. Bakey was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Bakey in 1999. She is survived by daughters Jo Ann T. Davis of Newark, Bernadette M. Barone of Bear, Barbara L. Elwood and her husband, James of New Castle; siblings, Eileen Coulbourne of Odessa, Louis DiAmico, Jr. of Elsmere; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 7 at the Holy Spirit R.C. Church. Interment was held in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holy Spirit parish or the Diabetes Association, Community Service Bldg., 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Theresa M. Sammons
Theresa M. Sammons, age 77 of Middletown, and formerly of New Castle, died Sunday, February 3, 2002 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Theresa was devoutly religious and derived great joy and comfort in all of her associations at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and School. She was a longtime member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality and was instrumental in starting the Home and School Association. She was closely involved in the running of the church’s Bingo Night, June Fair and Christmas Bazaar, as well as volunteering at the school library and acting as an aide to the teachers when her health would allow. She also volunteered at the Mary Campbell Center. Her greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to paint, play bingo, make crafts, make friends and make people smile.
Theresa was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Roger F. Sammons; and her beloved son, Gerald E. She is survived by her children, Elaine Kozlowski and her husband, Frank of Newark, Kathleen Garcia and her husband, Thomas of Middletown, Roger B. Sammons and his wife, Maxine of Brandon, MN, Timothy Sammons and his wife Kathleen of New Castle, Richard Sammons of Wilmington, Maryann Mitchell and her husband, George of New Castle, Patricia Pribish and her husband James of New Castle, and Thomas Sammons of Wilmington; a sister, Doris Becker and her husband Ernest; sister-in-law, Patricia Drzewicki and her husband, John; brother-in-law, Mike Sammons and his wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Angela Marino and her husband, Brian, Christopher Kozlowski and his wife, Christina, Nicholas and Amanda Sammons, Samantha and Alycia Garciam Crystal and Madison Pribish and Holly and Jacob Sammons; and great grandchildren, Katie and Sarah Kozlowski, Alyssa and Will Marino.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 7 at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, and Interment was in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Campbell Center, 4641 Weldin Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803.
Rocco “Rocky” N. Orlando
Rocco N. Orlando, age 66, died February 3, 2002 at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa.
Born in Chester, Pa., he was raised in Bethel Township, Pa. and lived in Trainer, Pa. for the past 37 years. He was a foreman in the mushroom business and worked for Joseph Silvestri & Sons in Bethel Township for 48 years. He was a Korean War veteran and a devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed bowling and liked to go to the Delaware Park Casinos.
His wife, Nancy R. (Brown) Orlando passed away May 13, 1998, and he was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas Orlando and Jenny D’Augustino; his brother, Seraphino Orlando in 1985; and sister, Elizabeth (Mason) Orlando in 1969.
Survivors include daughters, Victoria A. Okolowski and her husband, Steven, and Nancy J. Smith, all of Trainer, Pa.; brothers, Vincent of Chester, Pa., Lou of Middletown, Guy of Fairless Hill, Joe of Bethany, DE, Robert of NC; sisters, Julie Indellini and Marie Simon, both of New Castle, Patty Schiebe of West Chester, Pa., Josephine DeFrancesco of Landenberg, Pa.; and 4 grandchildren.
Interment was in the Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pa.
Donations may be made to Taylor Hospice, PO Box 147, Ridley Park, PA 19078 or the American Cancer Society, 600 N. Jackson St., 2nd Fl., Media, PA 19063.
William J. “Bill” Carroll
William J. Carroll, of Wilmington, age 58, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 8, 2002 surrounded by his family at the Christiana Hospital.
Bill was a machine operator in the plastics fabrication industry for more than 25 years. He worked for the James River and Crown Zellervack Corporations of New Castle. He enjoyed target shooting and was a member of the National Rifle Association for many years.
He was a son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Mary Julia Carroll. He was a devoted and loved brother of Jane M. Bolden of Newark, and Thomas J. Carroll, Jr. of Middletown. He will be dearly missed by his many beloved nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at the St. Elizabeth’s RC Church, Oak and S Clayton Sts., Wilmington on Thursday morning, February 14, 2002 at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Kriennen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Hwy. on Wednesday evening, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington.
Mabel L. Turner
Mabel L. Turner, age 66, passed away Feb. 3, 2002 in Christiana Hospital.
She was the mother of Lonzella Stewart and a son she adopted in her heart, Carl Ross.
Mrs. Turner was the daughter of the late Edna and Leon Saunders, Sr.; sister of Barbara Turner, Emma Harvey, Elizabeth Rodgers and Leon, William, Clarence, Ernest and Lewis Saunders; beloved grandmother of Roderick and Ken’Nethia Stewart, Catrice Crow and the late Reginald Stewart.
She is also survived by two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The funeral was Feb. 8 at Dale United Methodist Church. Interment was in Dale Cemetery.
Dawn Gloria Young
Dawn Gloria Young, age 64, of Hockessin, formerly of New Castle, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Mrs. Young had been an operator with Bell Telephone Company in Wilmington, for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed going to the beach and reading.
Thanks to proper treatment for a longtime illness from which she suffered, the last 10 years of “Dawnie’s” life were more pleasant for her. She was able to enjoy years of happiness with her family, especially her beloved granddaughter and many friends.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Young, who died in 1980 and her brother, David Edwards, who died in 2001. Mrs. Young was the devoted mother of Christopher J. Young of Middletown, and his wife, Gayle; and Philip B. Young of New Castle, and his fiancée, Heather Plank. She is also survived by her sister, Diane of Newport; and granddaughter, Megan Young.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 9, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Entombment was in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish.
Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Hilliard
Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Hilliard, 55, of Middletown passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at her son’s home.
Millie retired from the State of Delaware, Division of Libraries, after 20 years of service. She was a hard working woman who loved watching and caring for the birds. She was also very patriotic and proud to be an American. She was a very giving and loving person and loved to make people happy.
She is survived by her beloved sons, Patrick Keeler and his fiancée, Bonnie Bradley, both of Felton and with whom Millie had lived; Christopher Michael Hilliard his wife, Jennifer, of Middletown; and Jason Stephen Hilliard also of Middletown, one granddaughter Shayla Renee Hilliard, and one grandson, Ashton Harvey Hilliard; one sister, Lois Emerson of Clayton; and a dear neighbor Marvel Argoe.
At the end of her days, she was cared for and became very close to a wonderful person, Roberta Gosser, and the family would like to express their thanks for all she did.
Funeral services were held Feb. 9, at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City, Md.
The family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 911 South Dupont Hwy., Dover DE. 19901,