Donald Anthony Arles, 81, of Newark, died January 19, at Manor Care in Wilmington.
Donald was born March 24, 1930, in Oswego, NY, the son of the late Antonio and Stella Arles. He graduated from Manhattan College, NY in 1952 with a BA in Civil Engineering and started work for E.I. DuPont de Nemours in Seaford, DE.
On January 9, 1954, he married the former Grace White of Federalsburg, MD and they lived in Seaford until moving to Newark in 1974. He served in the Army, 1955-57 at Ft. Belvoir, VA as an instructor at the Army engineer School for field grade officers. Following his discharge, he continued work at DuPont retiring in 1992. He then formed his own Corporation and worked with an engineering and construction company of DuPont projects. He closed his Corporation in 1996.
Don was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church while living in Seaford and helped survey and lay out the cemetery. After moving to Newark, he became a member of St. Johns/Holy Angels Church and served as an usher.
Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace; one brother, James Arles of New Rochelle, NY; seven children, Denise A. King, Oakton, VA, Anthony D. Arles, Miami, FL, Keith R. Arles, The Woodlands, TX, Andrea A. Raciti, Chester Springs, PA, Peter J. Arles, Pearland, TX, David P. Arles, Richmond, VA, and Jeannine A. McKnight, Sykesville, MD and 12 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, January 23, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. A visitation was held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Sunday January 22. Burial was at Our lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Seaford.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns/Holy Angels Church, Delaware Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association c/o the funeral home.
To send condolences, visit www.rtfoard.com.
Tracie Jayne Allen, 43, of Newark, died suddenly on Tuesday, January 17, in Christiana Hospital.
Tracie was a hairdresser who worked for many years with the Hair Cuttery in the Brandywine Center.
She will be dearly missed by her mother: E. Jayne Flaherty, step-father: Dave Flaherty, father: Frank Allen of FL, her fiancé: Jason Adlestein, close friend: Ashley Abramson and numerous colleagues and friends.
Services for Tracie will be held privately and at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Tracie to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, and as Tracie lives on in others, please give to the "The Gift of Life" by becoming an organ donor.
To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com.
Stoney Bishop Sr.
Mr. Stoney Richard Bishop, Sr., 71, of Newark, formerly of Tabernacle, NJ, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14.
Born on December 18, 1940 in Kingsport, TN, Stoney was the son of the late Floyd H. Bishop and Zella Bledsoe Bishop. He was a proud graduate of Newark High School and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Stoney spent his career working as a food and beverage manager for Pathmark and the Sunrise Inn in New Jersey.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Abrams Bishop; his children, Barbara Cozens, Stoney Bishop, Jr. (Jeanine), and David Bishop (Lori); and his grandchildren, Amanda, Ryan, Michael, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Stoney.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 21, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Stoney's name be made to the Veterans Relief Fund, Att'n: Michael Havel, 107 W. Glenwood Avenue, Smyrna, DE 19977 (302-653-6465).
Charles E. Connon, 81, of Newark, died January 23, at Delaware Hospice Center.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 8, 1930, Charlie was the son of the late Charles E. and Margaretta Bailey Connon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Charlie was an officer in Teamsters Union Local 326.
He liked to go fast, driving a race car at Dover Downs when he was 68 and skydiving in celebration of his 70th birthday.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Connon; two sons, Samuel Leonard Connon of Olympia, WA, and Charles David Connon of West Chester, PA.; seven daughters, Catherine Elizabeth DeGazzelle of Yorklyn, DE, Patience Ann Connon of Kansas City, MO, Nanette Willgruber of King of Prussia, PA, Bridget Ann Sneddon of Monrovia, MD, Kelly Ann Sundberg of Mt. Vernon, WA, Kerry Ann Patrick of Rising Sun, MD, Kimberly Ann Stout of Sedro Woolley, WA and 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Virginia Louise Kroner and his brother Clifford Connon.
A celebration of Charlie's' life will be held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Saturday January 28, at 1 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caron Foundation c/o the funeral home.
To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.
Mrs. Marilyn J. Corbitt, 77, of Bear, formerly of New Castle, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 19.
Mrs. Corbitt was born in Brownville, NY, on October 16, 1934, daughter of the late Harold VanKoughnette and Burnetta Wagoner VanKoughnette. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she greatly enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and shopping--especially bargain hunting at yard sales. Most of all, she delighted in caring for and spending time with her beloved family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton P. "Lum" Corbitt, Sr., and her brother, Gene VanKoughnette. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Blaire S. and Adam Albanese, with whom she lived; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey S. and Deborah Shullette of Dexter, NY; eight grandchildren, Diana, Jessica, Brandy, Kristin, Kara, Katrina, Katie, and Gus; seven great grandchildren; and her pet dog, Emmy.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 24, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 25, at the funeral home. Interment followed in Delaware City Cemetery on Clinton Street.
Tony Cosetti, 81, a native Delawarean, died peacefully on January 18, after a brief illness and surrounded by his family.
Tony graduated from Newark High School where he excelled in football and basketball. He was the owner of Scotts Home Beverage in Newark. As a member of Cavaliers Country Club for almost 50 years, he was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy, of Wilmington; his daughter, Patti Bell husband Bill, of Wilmington; his daughter Joyce Reid, of Newark, husband Jeff; his son Jeff Cosetti of Dover wife Debbie; his daughter Tina Fagan of Wilmington husband Tim; grandchildren, Timmy, Erin, Lauren, Kenny, Kevin, Jenny, Kimberly, Eric, and Patrick; great-grandchild, Mackenzie. He is also survived by two brothers, Augustine, of Oklahoma, and Ercole, of New Castle. He was predeceased by his parents, Basilio and Rosa Cosetti.
Friends and family called at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, on Tuesday, January 24, with committal service immediately following. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the American Heart Association , 200 Continental Dr., Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713, Mill Creek Fire Company, 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
To send condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com.
Helen M. Dolphin, 80, of Newark, died on Thursday, January 19.
Helen was born in Frackville, PA. She worked as a purchasing agent for ICI Americas, formerly Stuart Pharmaceuticals for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John F. (Jack) Dolphin; her sons, Daniel N. Dolphin and his wife, Sue of Bethlehem, PA, John P. Dolphin and his wife, Shawn of Charleston, SC, David S. Dolphin and his companion, Charlotte Dixon of Atlanta, GA; her daughter, Diane Rocker and her husband, Erni of New London, PA; her sisters, Mary Sorge of NJ, Sonya Crowne and Rose Mazur both of Phila., PA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, January 23 at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Entombment was in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
To send condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com.
Mrs. Florence M. Edwards, known fondly as "Bud," 88, of Newark, died on Monday, January 16.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Darby, PA, on October 18, 1923, daughter of the late Albert Powell and Anna Myers Powell. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she delighted in spending time with her beloved family. She was active in local prayer groups for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Paul D. Edwards, in 2010. She is survived by her sons, Daniel P. Edwards of Middletown, and Ronald L. Edwards of Bear; granddaughter, Melissa Jones of California; brother, Albert Powell of Newark; and her loyal companion, Biscuit.
The family will have a private interment at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Edwards may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702.
Maria A. Grier, 29, of Bear, died on Thursday, January 12.
Maria was a very artistic woman and loved music. She was very talented in creating instrumental tracks for various local artists. She was also a brilliant artist whose works were featured in various local museums and organizations.
Maria is survived by her grandparents, Jane and Gerald Roehm of Bear, DE, who raised her most of her life; daughter, Alex Smith; sisters, Jennifer Grier of Pike Creek, DE and Jessica Nash of Wilmington, DE; brothers, Ted Roehm of New Castle, DE and Anthony Nash of New Castle, DE; uncle R. Grier and his wife Janet of Bear, DE; and her aunt Debra Baumes and her husband John of South Carolina. She will be sadly missed. She was predeceased by her mother Anne Lester in 2009.
A service honoring her life was held at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, on Wednesday, January 18. Interment was held in the adjoining memorial park.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.brandywinevalleyfc.com.
Ralph Edwin Hicks, 64, of Chestertown, MD, died on Tuesday, January 17, at his home.
Mr. Hicks was born on March 16, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Samuel Edwin Hicks and Florence Olive Rehn. He graduated from Newark High School in the class of 1965.
Following graduation, Mr. Hicks enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was injured during his service. After he was discharged, he took photography classes at the University of Delaware.
In addition to his wife, Barbara Hicks of Chestertown, MD, he is survived by his daughters, Melissa Hicks of San Francisco, CA and Meredith Hicks of Chestertown, MD;his son, Trevor Hicks of Chestertown, MD; his brother, Ron Hicks and Sister-In-Law, Linda Hicks of Hawthorn Woods, IL.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 24, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in his memory to Kent Center, 215 Scheeler Road Chestertown, MD 21620. Arrangements by: Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. 130 Speer Road Chestertown, MD. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
Claire Kiliszek, 57, of Newark, died on January 14, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Claire was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend who fought bravely against colon cancer for 8.5 years.
She is survived by her husband Andrzej Kiliszek, her daughters Michelle Kiliszek and Alison Kiliszek, sisters Marguerite Shopland and Monique Geery, brothers Michel Lessard and Roger Lessard, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 21, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com.
Irene Lazar, 83, died on January 18.
She was born in Wilmington to Helen Alicia Whitman and Oscar Benton Sharp Sr. and later lived with her adoptive parents, Brooks and Mamie Hartman. She attended Pierre S. DuPont High School, and graduated with honors as Valedictorian of her class at Eastern Bible School (presently Valley Forge Christian College) in 1950. She also completed graduate level courses in Early Childhood Education at the University of Delaware.
In her early years, she taught Head Start in Marshalltown, Delaware. She retired after 38 years of ministry at Newark First Assembly of God Church (now Parkview Assembly of God). As a full-time Associate Pastor, she administered all Christian Education, as well as Women's, Youth, and Children's Church programs.
She is survived by: her devoted husband, Rev. Thomas Lazar; her daughter, Claudia Lazar; her daughter Rene Lazar McCann and her husband, Steve; her granddaughter, Nicole Lazar; her daughter-in-law, Sandra Lazar; her two sisters, Virginia Tofaute and Veccy Warrington; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas M. Lazar.
Visitation was on Tuesday evening, January 24, at the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark. A service in celebration of Irene's Life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Parkview Assembly of God Church, 235 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, followed by burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle.
To send an online condolence, visit www.strano-feeley.com.
Frankie D. Lee, 72, of Newark, died on Saturday, January 21, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington.
Mr. Lee was born on June 26, 1939 in Amonate, VA, to the late Paul E. and Hallie Sawyer Lee. He was employed by the Chrysler Corporation and retired after 39 years of service working in repairs.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lee was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Donna K. and her husband, Mike Shaver of Newark, DE; son David F. Lee of Bear, DE; brother, Jack J. Lee of NC; sisters, Margaret Wilby of AZ, Malinda Rose and Mae Lloyd both of DE; four grandchildren, Amanda Critchley, Joshua and James Shaver, and David Daniels; and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 26 2012 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark where friends may visit after 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.
Emily E. Maguire, 61, of Newark, died on Monday, January 16, with her children by her side after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Born in Ridley Park, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Lois Smith.
Emily was a wonderful stay at home mom until she graduated college in 1996 to become a nurse. She worked for BCI for 13 years, touching the lives of her clients.
Emily will be dearly missed by her children, Ron, Kathy, Kenneth, and Bobby Maguire; grandchildren, Joseph and Morgan Maguire , and Cole Ryan; brothers, Roger and Kenny Smith; the father of her children, Ronald A. Maguire; and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 21, at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy, Newark. Interment was private.
Contributions in Emily's memory can be made to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ochletree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.griecocares.com.
Daniel Brandon Ritchie, 36, of Newark, died on Wednesday, January 18.
Dan is survived by his daughter: Morgan Parker; his mother: JoAnn DeMark of Carney's Point, NJ; his brothers: Christian Ryan Ritchie and his wife Rebecca of Bear and Jaime Skinner of New Castle; his sisters: Angela Marie Ritchie of Dover and Danielle Leigh Ritchie of Newark; and his maternal grandmother: Mary F. DeMark of Carney's Point, NJ.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning, January 24, at the Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Highway, New Castle.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.griecocares.com.
Mrs. Norma E. Shackleton (née Patille), 80, of Newark, died on Monday, January 16, surrounded by her beloved family.
A native Delawarean, Norma was born in Wilmington on March 11, 1931, daughter of the late Richard Patille and Conchetta Sansone Patille. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and, in 1956, married her husband, Dalton, with whom she raised four sons. A loving wife and mother and a talented homemaker, she was also employed for many years in the records division of the University of Delaware, where she retired.
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her sister, Jacqueline "Jackie" Pivinski. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Dalton R. Shackleton, Sr.; her sons, Dalton R. Shackleton, Jr. (wife Susan) of Elk Mills, MD, Al J. Shackleton (wife Joan) of Chesapeake City, MD, David M. Shackleton (wife Mary Jo) of Geneva, NY, and Paul J. Shackleton (girlfriend Carrie) of Newark; and her greatest pride and joy, her beloved grandson, Sean Shackleton of Chesapeake City, MD.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 19, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. A funeral service was held on Friday, January 20, at the funeral home. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Norma may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.
Cleveland Stanley Sutton, 69, of Newark, died on January 14.
He was born on May 13, 1942 and was a native of Philadelphia PA. He graduated from Bishop Neumann High School and the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.
Cleve worked as a Human Resources Professional and Leader for over 40 years, most noticeably for several major hospitals in the Philadelphia area.
Cleve is survived by his wife: Karen and her children: Malik and Jahara; his sons from a previous marriage, Steven, Michael and John; and several grandchildren.
Funeral Services are private and will be held at the family's convenience.
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