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Robert T. Jones, Jr.

Robert T. Jones, Jr.

March 1, 1919 — November 28, 2017
Service: December 4, 2017

Robert T. Jones, Jr. age 98 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on November 28, 2017. He was born on March 1, 1919 in Newark, DE to the late Robert T. Jones, Sr. and Esther P. (Ferguson) Jones. Robert is survived by his daughters: Cynthia A. Jones of Atlanta, GA and Nancy J. Lyons and her husband, Robert of Southport, CT; grandchildren: Robert G. Lyons, Jr., Allison C. Lyons, and John T. Lyons also of Southport, CT; sister, Marian...

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Philip F. Wittmeyer

Philip F. Wittmeyer

— November 27, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

Philip F. Wittmeyer, age 60, of Wilmington, DE passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. Born in March of 1957, Phil was the son of the late Richard G. Wittmeyer, Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Ferschke) Wittmeyer. Phil was a 1975 graduate of Concord High School in Wilmington, DE. For over 35 years, he worked for the Brooks Armored Car company, where he most recently served as supervisor. Phil enjoyed watching football and was a "die...

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Sean  Michael McCollum

Sean Michael McCollum

March 23, 1958 — November 26, 2017
Service: December 5, 2017

Sean Michael McCollum, age 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Wilmington, DE on March 23, 1958 to Mary (Smolka) McCollum and the late John "Ducky" McCollum. Sean attended St. Hedwig's School and Conrad High School. He graduated from Delcastle Technical High School with an electrical apprenticeship. He earned his Master Electrical License and went on to successful employment with...

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Donald L. Burris

Donald L. Burris

January 19, 1931 — November 25, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

Donald L. Burris of Elkton, MD, age 86, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. A graveside service in his honor will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2200 N. DuPont Pkwy, New Castle, DE 19720.

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Mary  Lee Craig

Mary Lee Craig

September 23, 1952 — November 25, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

Mary Lee Craig, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born on September 23, 1952 in Havre de Grace, MD, Mary was the daughter of Lee (Campbell) Doll and the late John Comer, Sr. Mary worked as an office manager for 25 years at Stephen Homes. Later she worked part time at Walmart in Oxford, where she enjoyed helping customers and working alongside her colleagues. She had a heart of gold and always had a kind...

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Francis Chester Stopyra

Francis Chester Stopyra

October 4, 1932 — November 23, 2017
Service: November 28, 2017

Francis Chester Stopyra, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully November 23, 2017. Born on October 4, 1932 in Marshallton, DE Francis was the son of the late August Stopyra and Agnes (Benben) Stopyra. Francis owned and operated a dairy farm in Newark, DE. He was dedicated to working his land and caring for his livestock. He loved the outdoors and was always in his element on the farm. Francis was a devoted husband, father and friend...

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Alice Marie Lockerman

Alice Marie Lockerman

December 23, 1946 — November 21, 2017
Service: December 2, 2017

Alice Marie Lockerman, age 70, of Cecilton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1946, in Warwick, MD to the late Julian T., Sr., and Marion Alice Lawrence Lockerman. Alice worked as a waitress at Jack-n-Helen's Restaurant for over thirty plus years. She would spend her time coloring in adult coloring and design books, listening to bluegrass music or attending to her collection of beautiful Indian dolls...

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Billie Ray Brown

Billie Ray Brown

January 6, 1948 — November 20, 2017
Service: No Services

Billie Ray Brown, age 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Billie was born in Athens, OH on January 6, 1948 to the late Billie S. and Katherine (Dowler) Brown. Billie attended Harford Community College where he studied Criminal Justice. He then went on to be a Police Officer, Detective First Class for the Aberdeen Police Department. Billie served his country as a Vietnam Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion...

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Robert Martin Stark

Robert Martin Stark

February 6, 1930 — November 18, 2017
Service: No Services

Robert Martin Stark, 87, of Newark, Delaware died on November 18, 2017. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, to the late Yolanda and Alex Stark Robert graduated from the public schools in 1948. He attended Long Island University and The Johns Hopkins University (A.B., 1951). At the University of Michigan (M.A., 1952) he met and married Carol LaSage (dec.1988) in 1955. They raised four children. Robert was employed briefly at Bausch &...

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Mary Sue Butler

Mary Sue Butler

October 26, 1962 — November 15, 2017
Service: November 22, 2017

Mary Sue Butler, age 55, of Landenberg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born in Chester County, PA, Mary was the daughter of Shirley (Howell) Ortega and the late Benny Ortega. Mary worked as a grocery manager at SuperFresh where she enjoyed meeting new people and working alongside her colleagues and associates. She appreciated the simple things in life such as working around her home and the occasional evening...

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