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C. Melvin "Mel"    "Ripper" Brooks, Sr.

C. Melvin "Mel" "Ripper" Brooks, Sr.

January 13, 1921 — January 12, 2013
Service: January 22, 2013

C. Melvin Brooks, Sr. "Ripper" "Mel" Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather C. Melvin Brooks, Sr., a lifetime resident of Newark, left this world for eternal life on January 12, 2013, just one day before his 92nd birthday. He died peacefully at Christiana Care surrounded by his family. Mel was born January 13, 1921, in Frederica, DE to the late Claude C. and Elizabeth Hall Brooks. A '38 graduate of Newark H.S., he...

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Ronald Cush Hatfield

Ronald Cush Hatfield

January 9, 1932 — January 12, 2013
Service: January 17, 2013

Ronald C. Hatfield, age 81, of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home with his loving family by his side. Ronald was born on January 9, 1932 in Gilbert, WV to the late Greenway and Elsie Hatfield. Ronald is a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He worked at Chrysler Auto Assembly Plant as a supervisor, retiring in 1989. Ronald was a lifetime member of the North East VFW Post #6027. He enjoyed...

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Donald L. Wiseman, Sr.

Donald L. Wiseman, Sr.

November 21, 1934 — January 11, 2013
Service: January 16, 2013

Donald L. Wiseman, Sr., age 78 of West Grove, PA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Born November 21, 1934 in Mt. Olive, WV, he was the son of the late James Luther Wiseman and Virgina Dare (Holburt) Wilburn. Donald served in the U.S. Navy, which was something he was very proud of. He served on the U.S.S. Mid Way as a firefighter. He was an avid bowler, participating in various bowling leagues throughout his life. He also enjoyed hunting...

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Marilyn Faye McCommons

Marilyn Faye McCommons

November 25, 1938 — January 9, 2013
Service: January 16, 2013

Mrs. Marilyn F. McCommons, 74, of Lillington, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Wake Hospice Center in Raleigh, NC. Marilyn was born on November 25, 1938 in Tacoma Washington. Marilyn was very artistic and known for reaching out to help others in need and had a love for animals. She raised her family as an Air Force wife at her husband's many duty stations. She often took on additional humanitarian...

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Esther B. McMenamin

Esther B. McMenamin

October 1, 1915 — January 9, 2013
Service: No Services

Esther B. McMenamin, age 97, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Churchman's Village. Esther was born on October 1, 1915 in Luzerne County, PA to the late William and Elizabeth (Smally) Bennett. She graduated from W. Pittston High School in 1933 and Mansfield College in 1937 where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She then graduated with a Masters degree in Education from the University of...

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Linda Carbone-Spence

Linda Carbone-Spence

October 9, 1959 — January 8, 2013
Service: January 14, 2013

Linda Carbone-Spence, 53, of Bear, DE, went home to be with the Lord January 8, 2013 at her home after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer. Born in Manhattan, NY on October 9, 1959, Linda was the daughter of Phyllis Geluardi Match and the late Martin Match. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Wesley College and most recently her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Delaware. She worked at J.P. Morgan Chase for 15...

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Lonnie Kenneth Clutter

Lonnie Kenneth Clutter

December 22, 1928 — January 8, 2013
Service: January 15, 2013

Lonnie Kenneth Clutter, age 84, of Elkton, MD was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Elkton Care & Rehab. Kenneth was born on December 22, 1928 in Centralia, W Va to the late William and Roda Clutter. Kenneth proudly served in the US Navy as a Navy Diver, retiring after 26 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Most of his time was spent in the Pacific Fleet during the Vietnam Era. He was awarded many citations...

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Myrtle R., Bell

Myrtle R., Bell

July 22, 1917 — January 8, 2013
Service: January 30, 2013

Myrtle R. Bell Myrtle R. Bell, age 95, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. She was born July 22, 1917 in Pottstown, PA to the late Albert and Olivia Anderson Hiltwine. Myrtle loved her homes and lovingly spent her time decorating and landscaping them. During her lifetime, she lived in the following places: Pottstown, PA; Emmaus, PA; Sassamansville, PA; Toledo, OH; Stratford, CT...

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Renee M. Steele

Renee M. Steele

May 3, 1920 — January 7, 2013
Service: January 11, 2013

Renee M. Steele, aged 92, formerly of Newark, DE, and most recently of Elkton, MD where she lived with her daughter Lisa and her husband Jack Blanchet, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She was born on May 3, 1920 in Los Angeles, CA to the late George and Anna (Riley) Mathieu. She is survived by her daughters, Jane Satterfield of Millsboro, DE, Janice McMillan and husband Richard of Millsboro, DE, Virginia...

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Charles David George

Charles David George

May 2, 1958 — January 6, 2013
Service: No Services

Charles David George, age 54, of Elkton, MD passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, January 6, 2013. Born May 2, 1958 in Torrington, CT, Charles was the son of William L. George and the late Lucy J. (Jacobs) George. In addition to his father, Charles is survived by his son, Charles D. George, Jr. and Zachery George of Reading, MA; daughter, Samantha George of Reading, MA; his former spouse, Barbara George of Reading, MA; two brothers, William L....

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