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Obituaries

Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr.

Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr.

November 7, 1936 — May 1, 2017
Service: May 10, 2017

Harold Eugene Gotschall, Sr. "Gene", age 80 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born on November 7, 1936 in Dexter, Ohio to the late, Harold A. Gotschall and Betty (Miller) Mendenhall. Gene worked in construction excavation as a machine operator running backhoes and excavators. In his spare time, he collected die cast metal cars, and enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling on the television. He enjoyed visits with his friends and...

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Kara J. Wilkins

Kara J. Wilkins

April 25, 1977 — April 30, 2017
Service: May 11, 2017

Kara J. Wilkins, age 40 of Oxford, PA passed away suddenly on April 30th, 2017 due to a tragic accident. She was born on April 25th, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA to Colin P. Wilkins and the late Maria Y. Wilkins (Kendros). Kara graduated from Oxford Area High School in 1995. She started a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was currently attending Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, where she was working towards her nursing...

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Linda A. Hunt

Linda A. Hunt

December 13, 1951 — April 28, 2017
Service: May 5, 2017

Linda A. Hunt, age 65, of Wilmington, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 28, 2017 after fiercely and courageously fighting her battle with cancer. Linda was born to Vincent L. and Jean (Reno) DiLeonardo on December 13, 1951. After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School in 1969, she had a number of clerical positions in Wilmington before landing a job at Atlas Powder Company which quickly accelerated into a...

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Mary Lou Benjamin

Mary Lou Benjamin

March 29, 1940 — April 27, 2017
Service: May 5, 2017

Mary Lou Benjamin, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 27, 2017. Mary Lou was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 1940 to the late Wilson N. Brown and Louise E. Brown. Mary Lou worked for 23 years as the clerk treasurer for the Town of Rising Sun. She traveled all around the country square dancing and enjoyed scrapbooking. Ed and Mary Lou volunteered as camp hosts for Hungry Mother State Park in Marion VA for 20 years. She was...

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Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr.

Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr.

October 16, 1927 — April 27, 2017
Service: May 6, 2017

Henry Boyd Coulter, Sr., age 89, went home to be with our Lord at 7:55 p.m. on April 27, 2017. Born on October 16, 1927 in Conowingo, MD, he was the son of the late, James and Gracie Coulter. Henry served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He lived most of his life in Rising Sun, MD and worked as a geodetic technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground until he retired in the late 1980's. He was also a part time...

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Stephen L. Delmotte

Stephen L. Delmotte

July 11, 1954 — April 26, 2017
Service: May 6, 2017

Stephen L. Delmotte, "Steve", age 62 of Bear, DE passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Roland C. Delmotte and Beverly C. (Suback) Delmotte. Steve attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his bachelor of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Steve worked as a nuclear engineer in the power industry for more than 30 years, working his way...

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Roland Kenneth Dunaway  "Kenney"

Roland Kenneth Dunaway "Kenney"

May 25, 1952 — April 26, 2017
Service: May 13, 2017

Roland Kenneth "Kenny" Dunaway, 64, of Elkton, MD passed away at his home on April 26, 2017. Born on May 25, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Roland and Lillian Dunaway. Kenny was a motorcycle and sports car enthusiast and took a special liking to Harley Davidsons. He also loved music and playing his guitar. Fitness was important to Kenny; he would regularly lift weights and go mountain biking; he also enjoyed hunting and...

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John G. Lum, "Jack"

John G. Lum, "Jack"

December 29, 1936 — April 25, 2017
Service: May 3, 2017

John G. Lum, "Jack", age 80, a lifetime resident of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 due to complications following heart surgery. Jack was born on December 29, 1936 to Melvin and Mary Evelyn Kirkpatrick Lum. He enjoyed playing sports as a young man and after finishing school he served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Upon returning to Chesapeake City, he followed his father's...

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Providenza Prudie Hansen

Providenza Prudie Hansen

October 13, 1927 — April 24, 2017
Service: May 3, 2017

Providenza "Prudie" M. Hansen, of Newark, Delaware passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 13, 1927, to the late Samuel and Eva (Aiello) Minore who were both registered pharmacists with the State of Michigan. Prudie attended grade and high schools in the Detroit area. She continued on to graduate with a teaching degree in 1952 from Mercy College, MI and took some extended courses through the...

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Joseph Joey Mello

Joseph Joey Mello

July 8, 1980 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 30, 2017

Joseph "Joey" Mello of Wilmington, DE, age 36, passed away suddenly Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born in Staten Island, NY on July 8, 1980 to late Diane Mello and Peter Cotroneo. Joey loved playing football at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, NY. He was an avid New York Giants football fan. Joey enjoyed fishing, crabbing, dancing and spending time with his family especially with his pal, Jon. He worked at Bing's Bakery in Newark,...

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