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James Jamison

Died : Nov 30, 2023

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Wilmington, DE

James "Jamie" Jamison passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family, his devoted companion Cathy Ford, and his close friend George Brocklesby. He was 69 years old. Jamie was predeceased by his father James Charles Jamison and his mother Helen Jean (Brittingham) Jamison. Jamie is survived by his sons James "Jay" Jamison Jr. (Kerry) and Joe Jamison (Laura). He also leaves his grandchildren Kaylie, Bailey, Joey, Kai, Danni, Billy, & Charlie to cherish his me...Read More

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Catherine Mical Kelleher

Oct 23, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Catherine Mical Kelleher, 81, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Born in Wilmington on October 23, 1942, she was one of twin daughters of the late William and Alice (Gadzinski) Mical. Cathy was a 1956 graduate of St. Hedwig Grade School, a 1960 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School and earned her Associate’s Degree from Goldey-Beacom College (Business) in 1962. Cathy excelled in the lost art of shorthand, a skill of which she was very proud, and was employed with Atlas Chemical, Bank of Delaware, and lastly Hercules, having retired after 20 years of dedicated service. A devout Catholic, she attended Mass weekly and lived her faith daily. Cathy enjoyed watching classic movies, British comedies and detective movies. She loved having her grandchildren for sleepovers, and was happiest enjoying the holidays with her family, with Christmas being her favorite. A fan of Colonial Williamsburg, she prided on decorating her home in the warm and inviting colonial manner. Cathy is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gene Kelleher; her two sons, William Kelleher and his wife, Jennifer (Letcavage); Christopher Kelleher and his girlfriend Andrea (Bartus); ever loved Blythe D’Amico; andher beloved grandchildren, Alexandra, Max and Zachary Kelleher. Cathy was predeceased by her twin sister, Carolyn Mical. Family and friends are invited to the visitation at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville on Thursday, February 29 from 9:00 – 10:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM, immediately followed by interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).

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Richard E. Lubin

Jan 01, 1941 - Feb 22, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Richard E. Lubin, age 83, of Wilmington, DE, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his family at home. Born in 1941 to Faye and Abraham Lubin of Wilmington, DE, Richard was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School in 1959. After graduation, Richard served in the Delaware Army Reserve before being honorably discharged in 1966. He later attended Goldey-Beacom College of Business in Delaware before starting his career. For 20 years, he worked as a buyer for Wilmington Dry Goods Co. After their closing, he began working for Fruit of the Loom as a Sales Rep for 10 years until his well-deserved retirement. He was an accomplished salesman, who won several Representative of the Year awards throughout his sales career. Later in his retirement, he returned to the workforce at Galaxy Gymnastics, helping his daughter Hope in her family business. Richard was such a family man, married to the love of his life, Susan for almost 60 years. He had the best sense of humor and always had a joke up his sleeve to keep everyone laughing. You could always count on a “What’s Cookin, Hunny?” any time you walked in the door. An avid reader, he never met a James Patterson novel he didn’t like. He lived a beautiful life, leaving behind the most amazing wife, children, grandchildren, and a great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, Faye and Abraham Lubin, son-in-law George Kramedas, as well as his beloved basset hounds, Sadie and Pebbles, among many other cherished pets. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Lubin, daughters, Jayne (John) Williams and Hope Kramedas (late George Kramedas), son David (Beth) Lubin, as well as 7 grandchildren, Sara (Mike) Spivak, Megan Williams, Amanda Kramedas, Parker Lubin, Owen Lubin, Madi Lubin, Ava Kramedas, and great grandson Liam Spivak. He is also survived by his brother, Steven (Karen) Lubin, his cousin, Louise Briefman, sister-in-law, Phyllis (James) Feingold, brother-in-law, Gary Greenberg, and many nieces and nephews, and of course, Bailey the basset hound. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Temple Lung Center:

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Joan Hampton Pontiff Egan

Died : Feb 15, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Joan Hampton Pontiff Egan, 93, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Stonegates Health Center. Born in Fall River, MA, Joan was the daughter of the late Eugene Jackson Pontiff and Doris Hampton Pontiff. She was raised in New Bedford, MA and South Dartmouth, MA and moved to Wilmington in 1956. Joan was a graduate of the Kendall Hall School, Peterborough, NH. She also graduated from Mount Ida Junior College, and Emerson College, both in Boston, MA. She loved working with children, starting with her first job as a summer camp counselor. After finishing her education, she worked as a teacher at the Sol-E-Mar Hospital for Children in South Dartmouth. Upon moving to Wilmington, she became an assistant Kindergarten teacher at Wilmington Friends School. As a newcomer to town, Joan was embraced by Headmaster Wilmot Jones and the entire WFS community. She never forgot their kindness and the sense of belonging that she felt at WFS. Although she stopped teaching when her daughter was born, Joan relished her continued connection to WFS as a parent and grandparent. Joan had a keen intellect and enjoyed keeping up with politics and current events. She was a talented singer and pianist and loved many genres of music, including jazz. Joan had an eye for interior design and a great interest in art and antiques. A proud New Englander, Joan savored a good lobster roll with butter (not mayonnaise!), blueberry pie, and her daily scoop of coffee ice cream. She cherished her childhood summers on the banks of the Slocum River and Buzzard’s Bay in South Dartmouth when family would visit, including her beloved cousin, Randy. This is where her love for the water and sailing began. During her younger years, Joan was quite active in clubs and volunteer activities. She was a member of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, where she served on the altar guild, as plants chair for the Green Show, and as UTO chair. She was a former guide at Winterthur and a member of an antiques group. Joan also enjoyed her time as a member of the English-Speaking Union and the DuPont Country Club. Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Dan Thompson, of Wilmington; her beloved grandchildren, Lindsay and Alicia Thompson, both of Boston, MA; and her cousin, Randy Motland and his wife, Sandy, of Rye, NY. She’s also survived by Randy’s children and other extended family. Joan’s family wishes to express their gratitude and wholehearted thanks to everyone who helped Joan stay independent in her cottage and transition to the Health Center at Stonegates. Her devoted friend and caregiver, Charlene, and numerous wonderful caregivers and staff members from Home Instead and Cornerstone Health Partners provided Joan with great comfort and compassion. This also includes the exceptionally caring and skilled doctors, nurses, aides, and staff from Stonegates. In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness or consider contributing in Joan’s memory to Wilmington Friends School, 101 School Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, or Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748. Services will be private.

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Eleanor T. Lemire

Died : Feb 20, 2018

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Wilmington, DE

Eleanor T. Lemire, 95, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Bryn Mawr, passed quietly in her sleep after a brief illness on February 20. Eleanor was the second daughter of John J. O’Donnell and Louise Doyle O’Donnell. A graduate of St. Thomas of Villanova school, Eleanor later worked as a bookkeeper at the Suburban Water Company of Bryn Mawr and then at the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia. It was while on a walk down Lancaster Pike with her sister, Dee, that she met the love of her life, Donald Lemire, a Villanova freshman. Incredibly, Dee also met the love of her life, Gene Samartino, at that same time. Eleanor and Donald were married for 60 years. She and Don were avid golfers and fans of Philadelphia sports, especially the Eagles. Eleanor was happiest when in the company of her family, especially grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Marie (Dee) Samartino and Jacqueline (Jackie) Forrester. She is survived by her children, Nancy Lemire Ward, Donna Lemire Curtis (Robert), Donald Lemire Jr (Terry), her grandchildren Bridget Ward, Carolyn Ward, Michelle Curtis, Leslie Lemire (Isaac), Thomas Ward II (Jennifer), Donald Lemire III (Katherine), and her great grandchildren Thomas, Maisie, and Milo. Her services will be held at St. Helena’s Church (602 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809) on Saturday, February 24th 10 – 11am visitation with a mass to follow. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine cemetery.

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Linda Carolyn Watts (nee Davis)

Jun 19, 1952 - Feb 18, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Linda Carolyn Watts (nee Davis), age 71, the second child of the late Deacon Maxie and Frances Wootten Daviswas born on June 19, 1952 in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on Sunday, February 18, 2024 aftera lengthy stay at the Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family members and friends.Linda was raised in Wilmington, Delaware in the acclaimed community of Dunleith on Oval Circle. Shereceived her early education from the Dunleith Community School, Colwyck Middle School and graduatedfrom DeLaWarr Senior High School in 1970. Linda participated in several talent shows and was a lead singerfor the Four Souls of Wilmington, Delaware.Linda accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Rock of Ages Missionary BaptistChurch under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. Ivan N. Collins where she sang in the Young Adult Choir.After graduation, Linda worked various jobs as she became a homemaker; taking care of her children. Lindadecided to return to school to further her education. She attended and graduated from Delaware Technicaland Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree. Later Linda received her baccalaureatedegree from Wilmington University in Behavioral Sciences.Linda was employed by the State of Delaware at Delaware Technical and Community College as a Financial AidManager until her retirement in 2014.Linda met and was united in holy matrimony to her late husband, Thomas Watts in 1990.Linda’s favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends as the cook on several occasionswhere she hosted many family gatherings. During the Christmas holiday, the family always looked forwardto her gifts of mac n’ cheese, extra-large chocolate chip cookies and Sassafras tea. She enjoyed watching herfavorite football team; the Philadelphia Eagles. She also enjoyed music, dancing, crocheting, sci-fi movies,drama shows, and political conversations. Linda enjoyed collecting a vast assortment of porcelain dolls, avariety of butterfly objects and angels. Some of the items she collected where from QVC, the home shoppingnetwork; she saw her delivery person as her best friend.Linda was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, two siblings, Maxie Davis, Jr., andRicardo Daniel Davis, and her aunts and uncles.Linda leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Keitha Franchez Davis of New Castle; two sons;Victor Davis (Tarnisha) of Newark, Ernest Murray (Crystal) of Newark. Seven grandchildren;Jonathan Grimes, Matthew Jackson, III (Rhonda), Savannah Murray, Jada Murray, Madison Davis,Alisa Murray and James Murray and four great-grandchildren. Three sisters; Brenda Davis-Simpson(Donald) of Pasadena, Maryland, Detra Davis Cooper of Wilmington, Arletha Davis Allen (Robert) ofLincoln University, Pennsylvania and one brother; Tracy Christopher Davis of Wilmington, a brother-in-law,Michael Watts of Wilmington, one aunt, Marie Goings of Dillon, South Carolina and a host of loving nieces,nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

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Ramona Dare (Fisher) DeRocili

Aug 31, 1931 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Ramona Dare (Fisher) DeRocili, age 92, of Wilmington, Delaware peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home with loved ones on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Born in Bowers Beach, Delaware on August 31, 1931, she was the youngest of four children of the late Clenford and Mary Elizabeth (French) Fisher. Ramona began her working career as a hair stylist for the Ellis Sisters, and was later employed with Braunstein’s Department Store. As someone who truly lived her faith, she was a dedicated member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and lovingly volunteered in many aspects of parish life. She served as a greeter and usher at Mass, served on Parish Council, the Liturgy and Feast Day Committees, and volunteered at the annual Italian Festival, where she was affectionately known as “The Candle Lady”. Ramona also volunteered at the annual parish production of Via Crucis and the Easter Sunrise Service at St. Anthony’s in the Hills. She enjoyed her time volunteering at the monthly dinners at the Knights of Columbus St. Pius X Council Home, where she met and socialized with many new and familiar faces. In younger years, Ramona was an avid bowler, having participated in several leagues at Price Lanes as well as selling league 50/50 raffle tickets. Her beloved husband of 53 years, Valentino A. DeRocili, passed away on June 6, 2007. Ramona is survived by her children, Valentino DeRocili, Jr. and wife, Debra, Colleen DeRocili, Katrina DiDonato and husband, Thomas; her grandchildren, Carmen DiDonato, Anthony DiDonato, Andrea Brown (Robert Brown, Jr.) and Lauren DeRocili; her great grandson, Luke Anthony Brown. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alton W. Fisher and Clenford Fisher, Jr.; her sister, Betty Grandell. Family and friends are invited to visit at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th & DuPont Streets, Wilmington on Wednesday, February 28 from 9:30 – 10:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, immediately followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ramona may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 or Bayada Hospice, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Suite 308, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Mary Alouise Danberg

Dec 07, 1929 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Mary Alouise Danberg, nee Conlon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 94, following a brief illness. Mary Alouise, widely known as Marylou, was born on December 7, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her parents were the late Paul Jerome Conlon and Mary McLaughlin Conlon. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Dr. James E. Danberg, her brothers, Paul J. Conlon, Jr. and M. Clark Conlon and her sister, Suzanne Conlon Smith. She is survived by her five children, James E. Danberg, Jr. (Tomok) of Palmyra, Virginia; Mary Paula Wylie (Mark) of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; M. Edward Danberg (Theresa) of Newark, Delaware; Kara Chase (Rob) of Bear Creek Village, Pennsylvania; and Carl C. Danberg (Barbara) of Newark, Delaware. Her legacy includes seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Marylou is also survived by her constant canine companion, Casey. Marylou had fond memories of her childhood in Kingston and on the lake at Bear Creek Village and a lasting love of the Pocono Mountains. She attended Wyoming Seminary and graduated from Marywood Seminary, the latter being instrumental in the formation of her unshakable Catholic faith. Marylou graduated in 1952 from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in English and Spanish. After graduation, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. It was while she was at Trinity College that she met her husband, Jim. Together, they raised five children to whom she was utterly devoted. In 1967, the growing Danberg family moved from Silver Spring, Maryland, to Newark, Delaware, where Jim accepted a professorship in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Delaware. In Delaware, Marylou became heavily involved in the community and politics. She was a member of multiple PTAs, a member of the Educational Task Force for Improving Education in the Christina School District, a member of the State of Delaware Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health, vice president of the American Association of University Women, president of the Junior Board of St Francis Hospital, and president of the Democratic Women’s Club of Delaware. It was in politics that Marylou’s talents excelled. She campaigned heavily and successfully for many local and state politicians, including now President Joe Biden’s early senate races. She proudly served in 2000 as a Delaware delegate at the National Democratic Convention. Aside from her many accomplishments, our mother will be remembered for her faith, her generosity, her strength, and the love of her family. Friends may come to call on Saturday, March 2, from 10 am to 12 noon at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 4, at Grace Chapel, Bear Creek Village, Pennsylvania followed by internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marylou’s memory to Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Maryland 21916; St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808; or Trinity Washington College, 125 Michigan Ave. N.E., Washington D.C. 20017.

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Eileen Mary Curtin

Jul 28, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

After spending time listening to her favorite music, surrounded by her loving family, Eileen Mary Curtin, RN, BSN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the age of 63 of complications from a heart condition. Known to all as Auntie Ei, Sissy, Leen, and Ei, she was born in the Bronx in 1960. Eileen was so proud to be a native New Yorker, and loved to root for and watch the New York Giants games with her father, Peter. After attending Holy Family School until 3rd grade, her family moved to Delaware in 1969. Eileen then attended Our Lady of Fatima School and was a proud 1978 graduate of Saint Mark’s High School. It was at Saint Mark’s where she built friendships that would last a lifetime. After graduation, Eileen spent a summer backpacking through Europe, an experience that would influence her life forever in her tastes in art, food, and fashion. If you knew Eileen, you knew she had exquisite taste and took every opportunity to accessorize her wardrobe. Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, Eileen obtained her RN from Delaware Technical and Community College, and her BSN from Wilmington University. Eileen was proud to be a nurse for over 40 years. Her career started at Saint Francis Hospital, where she went from the medical-surgical unit to the intensive care unit to the cardiac cath lab. After spending time working in the cardiac cath lab at Christiana Hospital, she joined Coventry Health Care as a Quality Improvement Project Manager. She returned to Saint Francis as the Cancer Care Program Coordinator, a role she greatly enjoyed. She then went on to join Aetna Health as a Quality Improvement Manager. During her last years in nursing, she served as a private duty nurse and loved working one-on-one with her patients and their families. Eileen also took great pride in using her nursing skills on a medical mission trip to Haiti in 2017. Eileen loved art, an interest encouraged by her Uncle John Flynn. She loved to paint with watercolors, and created several pieces as gifts to her family and friends. Eileen also loved the beach and spent countless summers, weeks, and weekends in Dewey, Rehoboth, and Brigantine Beach. It was not a weekend at the beach until Eileen arrived with a cooler full of Coca Colas, Heinekens, crumb cake, and Janssen’s chicken salad, with a bag of games and prizes in tow. Eileen loved spending time with her friends, too numerous to name. She had her summer trips to Saratoga, girls’ weekends in Rehoboth, the Hoodie Open, and so many other adventures and trips with her lifelong friends. Most of all, Eileen loved and was loved by her family. She had an exceptionally close relationship with her siblings and their families. She cherished time with each of her 10 nieces and nephews, and looked forward each year to spending a week in Brigantine with the entire family. Eileen was ever-present in the lives of her family, attending birthdays, sporting events, graduations, and all special moments. She organized pajama brunches at Buckley’s and crab nights at Feby’s Fishery, and enjoyed an occasional Grey Goose Martini, up with a twist, rocks on the side. Eileen loved to attend concerts with her siblings and friends, particularly Jimmy Buffet, the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and Elton John, to name a few. Eileen had a passion for sports, and never missed a golf match, Phillies game, Notre Dame, Arizona State or Penn State football game, as well as Villanova basketball, either in person or on television. She always looked forward to attending the Big East basketball tournament with her brother Mike and his four boys. The memories that Eileen created with each and every member of her family from childhood to adulthood are what we will always hold close to our hearts. We will remember her creative Halloween costumes, her mischievous April Fool’s jokes, and her dedicated organization of the annual family photo calendar and Christmas pajamas. Her family marveled at the fact that Eileen routinely did the New York Times crossword puzzle – in pen! Proud of her Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day was always a highlight of her year, marching in the New York and Wilmington parades. A host of cousins in this country and in Ireland will remember Eileen for her adventurous and fun-loving spirit. Eileen was pre-deceased by her parents Mary and Peter Curtin, whom she adored and missed terribly after their passing. She is survived by her sisters, Dr. Patricia Curtin White and her husband, Thomas, of Chadds Ford, PA, Margaret Fish and her husband, Dennis, of Hockessin, DE, and her brother, Michael Curtin, and his wife, Kristin, of Tempe, AZ. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Dr. Mary White and her fiancé Dr. Benjamin Chipkin, Ann Marie and Joseph White; Kathryn, Meredith, and Lily Fish; Jack, Thomas, and Griffin Curtin, and Charlie Curtin and his wife, Heidi. Eileen was loved by so many people. Over her final months, there was a regular stream of visitors who traveled great distances to see their beloved Eileen. Their visits brought her great joy and a lot of laughs. Eileen was a devout Catholic and a very spiritual person. She was a beloved godmother to several children of her family and friends. From her parents, she learned the gift of giving to others, which inspired her career as a nurse. As her final gift, Eileen gave the gift of sight through her donation to The Gift of Life Program. The family appreciates the dedicated care that Eileen received from her longtime friend and cardiologist, Dr. James Hopkins, as well as other healthcare team members at ChristianaCare, Delaware Hospice, and Cornerstone. We are grateful for the following caregivers who eased Eileen’s last few months with great compassion – Judith, Racquel, Chevena, Patricia, Anita, Ladosha, Elizabeth, Alise, and Keveena. Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE 19807. Interment will follow immediately in the adjoining cemetery. Eileen would love to know that her family and friends wore “an accessory” to honor her “ability to accessorize”. For those unable to attend the Mass, livestreaming is available by accessing the following link: https://youtube.com/live/AnCLwTx466A?feature=share In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 (www.tinyurl.com/EileenCurtin) or Ministry of Caring, 115 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 ( ).

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Gregory R. Benjamin "Richard"

Dec 07, 1949 - Feb 14, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Gregory R. Benjamin "Richard" age 74, was born on December 7, 1949.  He departed this life on February 14, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware; he was the son of the late Dewey Pond and the late Evelyn Carpenter.  Mr Benjamin worked in environmental services for Wilington Hospital for over 15 years.  He also worked for Walt's Favor Chicken on Vanfever Avenue for over 5 years.  He was a United States Army veteran and erved in Vietnam.He is survived by his children: Danita Denis Travis Benjamin, Starlett Quedraogo and Patrick Ouedraogo; brother of Evelyn Brown, Deborah and Charlotte Carpenter, Elwin R. Ponds, Duarne Patrece Ponds, Joseph D Ponds, Jeffrey N. Ponds, Mark A. Ponds (Tonjala), Gary Q. Ponds and Kimberly McGlone (William); the mother of his children, Juane L. Benjamin-Garlic; grandchildren, Brianna Medley (Mark Medley), Trinity Fogelman, Solell Quedraogo, Ava Quedraogo and Lenden Benjamin, and great-grandchild, Miah J. Medley.Funeral Serice will be at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2024, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. There will be no viewing.  Burial will be private at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Ruth Brisbane Austin Joslin

Jan 01, 1923 - Feb 19, 2024

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Wilmington, DE

Ruth Brisbane Austin Joslin passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 101. Ruth was born and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Willard B. and Rae Berndt Austin. She graduated from the Wilmington Friends School and the Edgewood Park School at Briarcliff Manor, New York. She then took business classes at Goldey Beacom College before being employed by the Security Storage Company. In 1944, she married Robert E. “Bob” Joslin, also of Wilmington. Following marriage, the couple lived in New York City until Mr. Joslin’s discharge from the U. S. Army in 1946, when they returned to make their home in Wilmington. She served actively with The Junior League (including as General Chair of the Wilmington Flower Market in 1972), The Mary Campbell Center, and the McDonald’s Golf Tournament benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. A past member of the Vickmead Hunt Club, she enjoyed playing golf, gardening, needlepoint, cooking (cookbooks!), stimulating conversation and dogs. Ruth was predeceased by Bob in 2012 and is survived by many loving friends, including the dedicated staff who provided her with excellent home care in her final years. At Ruth’s request, services were private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Mary Campbell Center, 4641 Weldin Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803.

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