Allan Anthony Cunha, age 51, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He was born on April 6, 1962 in Elizabeth, NJ to Louis Cunha and the late Eileen (Capone) Cunha.
A professional truck driver with CDL and Hazardous Materials licenses, Allan worked for Linde, and recently received an award for safely driving over two million miles without a preventable accident. He loved fishing, cooking out on the grill and spending time with his kids and grandkids. An avid sports fan, he also enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, and in his spare time worked on cars and listening to music, especially alternative rock.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judee Cunha of Newark, DE; son, Craig Cunha of Elkton, MD; daughters, Kara and Patricia Cunha of Elkton, MD; his father and his wife, Ruth Cunha of Cranford, NJ; brothers, Gary Cunha of Gap, PA and Ronald Cunha of Jacksonville, FL; step-children, J’Aime Walker of Townsend, DE, Matthew Walker of Prime Hook, DE, Jillian Walker of Lewes, DE and Donald Walker of Newark, DE; step-siblings, Guy Pestrichella of Sayreville, NJ, Alison Sherman of Hackensack, NJ and Jill Gallery of Fords, NJ; and grandchildren, Erik, Kallista, Jayden and Maddox (Anthony). He is also survived by his cat, Scareddy.
A service was held 11 am on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, PA, 259 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921. Burial followed at Cherry Hill Cemetery. Allan had a fond love of animals, and the family suggests contributions can made in his honor to ASPCA c/o the funeral home. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.
Betty Lee McHale, 80, of Newark, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital July 18, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Upper Darby, PA on July 10, 1933, Betty Lee was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Grimsley and Margeurite L. Smith Chamblee. She was a graduate of Eddystone High School and worked most of her life as a medical secretary principally at Wilmington Hospital. She was a former member of Newark Country Club and the Sweet Adelines. Betty Lee was an active volunteer in local politics and enjoyed a wide variety of interests, among them golf, skiing, bowling, sailing, drama and gourmet cooking. She was also an avid reader.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 30 years, Edward J. McHale; two sons, Peter P. Romano, Jr. (Linda) of Wilmington, DE and Russell K. Hinkle (Rosanna) of Newport, DE; two daughters, Diana Lee Ellixson of Pennsburg, PA and Denise M. Collins (Marc) of Lincoln University, PA; 7 grandchildren, Melissa Swenk, Donald Ellixson, Jr., Thomas Ellixson, Danielle Stahler, Daniel Romano, Betty Lee Hinkle and Louisanna Hinkle; 7 great grandchildren; a brother Ralph Grimsley (Marie) and a sister Trudy Grimsley.
A service honoring her life was held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorial contribution checks may be made to the American Lung Association and sent c/o the funeral home. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.