Age 89 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Assunta's Life Celebration from 7-9 pm on Sunday, June 8, 2003 and from 9-10 am on Monday, June 9, 2003 at Beeson Memorial Services of North Wilmington, 412 Philadelphia Pike (764-2900). Her funeral mass will follow at 10:30 at on Monday, June 9, 2003 at St. Helena's R.C. Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.
A full obituary will run in the Saturday and Sunday editions of The News Journal.
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Edith Golt Butler
Age 91 of Summit, DE passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her home.
Mrs. Butler was a graduate of Middletown High School and a 1930 graduate of Goldey College. She was a member of the Summit United Methodist Church, where she had served as a past treasurer, past president of United Methodist Women and as a Sunday School teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. "Jack" Butler, who died in 2001; 5 brothers; 1 sister; and 1 niece. She is survived by 5 nephews; and 9 nieces.
The funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, June 8th at the Summit United Methodist church, 554 Old Summit Bridge Rd., Summit, where family and friends may call from 2-3 pm. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery near Chesapeake City, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Summit United Methodist Church, 554 Old Summit Bridge Rd., Middletown, DE 19709.
Arrangements by the DANIELS & HUTCHISON FUNERAL HOME Middletown, DE
Betty Denise Gibson "Bet"
Age 42 passed away June 3, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA. Mother of Brandon & Dineise Gibson. Daughter of Donald Gibson, Sr. & Marie L. Gibson. Sister of Sharen Muw-wakkil, Damon & Derris Gibson, Ter-esa Walker, Desiree Langford of Phila., PA, Donald Gibson, III, Donna Gibson and the late Donald Gibson, Jr. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral 5 pm Sun., June 8 at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 24th & Market Sts. Viewing 3-5 pm. Burial private.
Dorothy T. Wheat (O'Connor)
Age 83 of Wilmington, DE died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 after a short illness.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stanley J. Wheat; her son, Ronald Wheat of Wilmington; her daughter, Kathy Marengo of West Palm Beach, FL; 3 granddaughters; and 4 great granddaughters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington on Friday, June 6 at 11 am, where friends may call after 10 am. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dorothy may be sent to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St., Wilmington, DE 19801; or to Delaware Hospice, Inc. 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by DOHERTY FUNERAL HOMES
Michael Ryan Fitzpatrick
Age 19 of Wilmington, DE, beloved son of Terry and Jane Fitzpatrick and the loving brother of Susan Fitzpatrick, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
Michael was a 2002 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, where he was active in the senior youth group. Michael loved playing basketball, skiing, skateboarding, and most of all, spending time with his friends.
Michael is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Ann K. Lemon; and his paternal grandmother, Helen M. Fitzpatrick, both of Wilmington. Michael will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many close friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth's Church, Cedar & S. Clayton Sts., Wilmington on Saturday, June 7th at 11:30 am, where friends may call at the church after 10 am. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Michael may be sent to St. Elizabeth's High School, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington, DE 19805; or to the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, 669 S. Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by DOHERTY FUNERAL HOMES
Age 57 of New Castle, DE went home to Glory on Sunday, June 1, 2003 in the VA Hospital in East Orange, NJ.
Rudolph was the son of Mrs. No-vesta Hucks and the late Bishop Fred M. Hucks.
There will be a funeral service at 11 am on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Ave., New Castle, DE, where family and friends may call from 9-11 am. Interment will be at 11 am on Monday, June 9 in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE.
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Charles H. Bracy
Age 62 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at the Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington.
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Age 75 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully in the presence of family on June 4, 2003 at 1 pm in his FL home.
Louis was born in Stephentown, NY to the late Bertha and Samuel Wirosloff. After growing up on a farm, he was offered a full scholarship to R.P.I. He retired after 43 years as an executive trainmaster with the B&O Railroad, in charge of freight operations from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD. Louis was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose hobbies included volunteer work with youth, sports and travel. He was also a great leader of men, greatly respected and a wonderful human being who will truly be missed.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Claire Wirosloff; his sons, Michael, Scott and Jeffrey; his father-in-law, Irving Kreuger; his daughters-in-law, Malinda and Elizabeth; granddaughters, Meredith and Michelle; and grandson, Mitchell.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mr. Wirosloff's memorial service at 2:30 pm on Monday, June 9 at the SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington with interment in the Jewish Community Cemetery on Foulk Rd. Shiva details will be announced later.
Please make contributions to the Congregation Beth Shalom School, 18th & Baynard Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802.
Erma Eddy Talley
Age 79 of 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA, formerly of Boothwyn, PA, died June 4, 2003 in New Holland, PA.
Mrs. Talley worked as a bookkeeper in Wilmington, DE.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Churchin Wilmington.
In addition to her husband, Clark "Dick" Talley, survivors include 1 daughter, Linda Garcia of Guatemala; 2 stepsons, Jeffrey Talley of Kenya, Africa and Glenn Talley of Tulsa, OK; 1 stepdaughter, Donna Talley of Seattle, WA; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 7 at 1 pm at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Age 89 of Bear, DE passed away June 2, 2003 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.
He was the husband of Mattie; and father of Sue L. Good and Shelby L. Clark.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 am on Friday, June 6 in the Blue Ridge Memory Gardens in Roanoke, VA.
Arrangements by the LOTZ FUNERAL HOME, Roanoke, VA
Leonard D. Gillis
Age 55 of Covington, VA and formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away Monday, June 2, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Gillis. Surviving are his wife, Polly P. Gillis; sons, Thomas E. Gillis and his wife, Alma Melina Gillis, and William J. Gillis; sister, Gayle Brown and her husband, David; a brother, Joseph W. Gillis; and grandchildren, Nicole and Cecilia Gillis.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803; or to the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, 3150 Salt Creek, Suite 122, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.
Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES
Michael J. Crouchelli, Jr., age 54 of Penn Acres South, New Castle, DE, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2003 at home with his family.
Mr. Crouch-elli was born in Wilmington on September 12, 1948, son of the late Michael and Mary (Maguigan) Crouchelli. A self-employed painter, he began his trade at the age of 16 and worked in the business for 38 years. He enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques, and was an avid Elvis Presley fan. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Crouchelli is survived by his wife, Mary Lucchini Crouchelli; his sons, Joseph McDonough and his wife, Anna, of Ocean View, Joshua Crouch-elli and his wife, Laura, of Newark and Jonathan Crouchelli of Wilmington; his stepdaughters, Lea Lucchini and Andrea Lucchini, both of New Castle; his sisters, Mary McDonough of NJ and Kathleen Pickering and Eleanor Crouchelli, both of OH; and his 8 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 9th & DuPont Sts, on Saturday morning, June 7 at 10 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the CHARLES P. ARCARO FUNERAL HOME, 2309 Lancaster Ave. (opposite Cathedral Cemetery) on Friday evening, June 6 from 7-9 pm.
Donations in Mr. Crouchelli's memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Thomas W. Miller
Age 65 of Newark, DE passed away June 2, 2003 at home. Father of Gwendolyn Younger & the late Thomas Bruce. Brother of Nannie Hamm. Also survived by 1 granddaughter; 1 great grandchild; other family & friends. Funeral 10 am Sat., June 2 at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St. Viewing 8-10 only. Burial private.
Wayne Douglas Lecompte
Age 55 of Odessa, DE died Sunday, March 27, 2003 at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Lecompte is survived by 2 sisters, Viola Saddler Naylor of Wilmington, DE and Reba Lecompte of Middletown, DE; 3 brothers, Alexander Lecompte of New Castle, DE, John Saddler of Middletown, DE and Simon Saddler of Newark, DE; a companion, Virginia Yellowdy of Odessa, DE; a devoted aunt, Louise Saddler of Odessa, DE; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 5, 2003 at The House of Wright Mortuary, 48 E. Commerce Street, Smyrna, DE.
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