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Vicki Vavra Higham

Vicki Vavra Higham

April 28, 1951 — March 1, 2015
Service: March 7, 2015

Vicki Vavra Higham, 63, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Born on April 28, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter the late William Joseph and Mildred Louise (Welch) Vavra. Raised in Cooper Farms near Wilmington DE, she attended St. John the Beloved Grammar School and graduated from Padua Academy in 1969. She resided in Delaware until 1986 when she moved to Fair Hill, MD...

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Ida I. Barlow

Ida I. Barlow

July 8, 1922 — February 24, 2015
Service: No Services

Ida I. Barlow, age 92, formerly of Frederica, DE and Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, DE. She was born on July 8, 1922 in Chester, PA to the late Harry S. and Ida O. (Durham) Russell. She is survived by her son, John E. Barlow, of Dover, DE; her daughters, Ida Teresi, and Christine Grant, both of Elizabethtown, PA; and numerous grandchildren, great...

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Janet M. Thompson

Janet M. Thompson

June 11, 1942 — February 24, 2015
Service: March 3, 2015

Janet M. Thompson, 72, of Bear, DE, passed away at her home February 24, 2015. Born in the Bronx, NY on June 11, 1942, Janet was the daughter of the late James and Justine Favitta. Janet will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was known for being a selfless, compassionate, generous and kind woman. After raising her three children, Janet enjoyed returning...

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Adrienne Niccole Cataldi

Adrienne Niccole Cataldi

August 30, 1983 — February 23, 2015
Service: March 7, 2015

Adrienne N. Cataldi, age 31, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Lewes, DE. She was born on August 30, 1983 in Wilmington, DE, to Alan and Rebecca (Stanaland) Cataldi. She worked as a medical secretary, but also trained in and enjoyed cosmetology. She would often do the hair, nails, and make up for her friends and family for many special occasions. Ever the movie buff, she would attend shows or simply watch from home,...

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Beverly June Galoff

Beverly June Galoff

May 23, 1933 — February 23, 2015
Service: February 28, 2015

Beverly June Galoff, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away on February 23, 2015. Born in Winona, MN on May 23, 1933, Beverly was the daughter of the late Ole & Amanda Solberg. She retired from the Cecil County Public School System in 1996 where she worked as a reading specialist. She was a member of the Cecil County Retired Teachers Association and the St Pauls' Lutheran Church in Newark, DE. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family. She...

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Barbara  Anne Gunther

Barbara Anne Gunther

March 16, 1947 — February 21, 2015
Service: February 27, 2015

Barbara Anne Gunther, age 67, a longtime resident of Green Valley in Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born March 16, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William E. and Thelma R. (Kaehn) Gunther. Upon her graduation from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965, she lived and worked in Kemblesville, PA for 20 years, including her parents shop, Kemblesville Gift Shop and Gallery. She...

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Elias C. Bendeck

Elias C. Bendeck

April 29, 1928 — February 19, 2015
Service: February 21, 2015

Elias C. Bendeck, 86, of Newark, DE died peacefully at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born April 29, 1928 in Hati, Elias was the son of the late Constantine and Mary (Kawas) Bendeck. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, DE. The family would like to thank the staff with Gilpin Hall and those with Delaware Hospice for helping to make Elias'...

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Margaret M. Grimshaw

Margaret M. Grimshaw

September 1, 1925 — February 19, 2015
Service: March 2, 2015

Margaret M. Grimshaw, 89, of Newark, DE passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born September 1, 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Margaret was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Williams) Hamilton. Margaret (known as Peggy to her friends) was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, and was an avid bridge player for many years. Margaret is survived by her two sons, Robert T. Grimshaw, Jr. and his wife, Lin of Tega Cay,...

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Michele Ann Shervin

Michele Ann Shervin

February 9, 1961 — February 18, 2015
Service: February 24, 2015

Michele Ann Shervin, 54, of Elkton, MD passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Born February 9, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA, Michele was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Michele spent time down the shore in Ocean City, NJ, stamping beautiful cards, and going to Phillies games. Michele enjoyed cruising the Caribbean and traveling, especially to...

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Edith P. Kilby

Edith P. Kilby

October 15, 1917 — February 17, 2015
Service: February 21, 2015

Edith P. Kilby, 97, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born October 15, 1917 in Helton, NC, Edith was the third of eight children of the late Charles Bradley Pennington and Frances Emily (Littlewood) Pennington. She moved with her family to Harford County in 1920 and graduated from Bel Air High School and then Towson Teachers College with a degree in elementary education. In 1939, after one year of teaching in a...

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