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John Sammons

May 27, 1952 - Nov 18, 2023

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Milford, DE

On Saturday, November 18th, 2023 at sunset, surrounded by his wife and children, John H Sammons II, passed away. He was 71 years old.John was a native of Milford, Delaware born on May 27th, 1952, to the late John H Sr and Roselle Sammons.John was part of the last graduating class in the original Milford High School. He played in the high school band at the young age of 12 and performed at the Blue and Gold Games at the University of Delaware. His passion of music led him to play all the brass ...Read More

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Milford, DE

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Apr 22, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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Milford, DE

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Wayne Albert List

Jul 20, 1947 - Feb 12, 2024

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Milford, DE

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Lt. Col. Leonard E. Greenly

Dec 01, 1934 - Feb 10, 2024

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Milford, DE

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Milford, DE

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Milford, DE

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Milford, DE

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Died : Jan 29, 2024

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Milford, DE

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Milford, DE

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Feb 17, 1938 - Jan 28, 2023

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Milford, DE

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