Emily R. Eastman
Age 93, of passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008, at home.
Prior to moving to Willow Valley Manor in 1987, she was a resident of Limestone Acres in Wilmington, DE. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Sophia Scherf Ascough. She was the wife of he late Arthur B. Eastman who died in April. A homemaker, Emily worked as a clerk for American Viscose. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. She was a past member and deacon at the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE.
Emily was the last of her immediate family.
A memorial service will be held at Lakeside at Willow Valley, 300 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Willow Street, PA on Thursday, December 4, at 10:30 am. Private interment will be held in Red Clay Creek Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17062.
David F. Evans, Sr.
Age 71, of New Castle, DE died Dec. 1, 2008. Funeral, 10 am Friday, Dec. 5, at F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home, 119 Bear St., Worthington, PA where visitation is Thursday, 7-9 pm. Interment, Holly Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
Sr. Alice Ignatia Ackerman, OSF
(Alice Eleanor Ackerman)
Of Aston, PA, died December 4, 2008.
Survived by many nieces and nephews
Religious, relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass Thursday, December 11, 11 am, at Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Rd., Aston, PA. Prayer service Thursday 9:30 am, followed by her visitation. Interment in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
Memorial donations in sister's name to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA, 19014 would be appreciated.
Arrangements by KEVIN M. LYONS FUNERAL SERVICE
Ruth Marion Wallace Fischetti
Mrs. Ruth Marion Wallace Fischetti, 81, wife of the late Alphonse L. "Vince" Fischetti and a resident of New Castle, DE, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 30, 2008.
Born on October 26, 1927 in Wachapreague, VA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Crofton Wallace and Ruth Audrey Parker Wallace. After graduating from Central High School in Painter, VA, Ruth moved to Alexandria, VA and worked at the Pentagon. Afterwards, she moved to Wilmington, DE and retired from the City of Wilmington in administration.
Brenda shares the following about her sister, Ruth. My beloved and wonderful sister had a long illness of multiple myeloma for six years and ten months. She was the kind that said that's what God wants and she took each day as a blessing from Him. She never complained, as she counted on God to take care of everything. My sister was truly saved and loved the Bible. She was my inspiration and a very strong woman. How many of us could do what she endured and go through what she did...you have to have God in your life! Sis worked hard her whole life and had many a hard time, but she was always there to help strangers and family. She never once let it get her down. I will miss her with my whole being...it is like a part of me is gone...you see, I was with her from beginning to the end.
Survivors include a sister, Brenda Parker Wallace Thompson of New Castle and Quinby, VA, and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Other than her parents, she was predeceased by 2 brothers, Stanley C. Wallace, Jr. and James L. "Jimmy" Wallace, Sr.
A special thank you to Dr. Eric Martin and the rest of the doctors and nurses at the Helen Graham Cancer Center and the Christiana Hospital 6th floor in Newark, DE.
Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Peter's Catholic Church, 25236 Coastal Blvd., Onley, VA, on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2pm. Interment will follow in the Wachapreague Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be George R. Thompson, Jr., Benny Reed, Matthew Molineaux, Jimmy Wallace, Mark Wayne Wallace, Jr. and Sam Parker.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, C/O Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes. com (757-665-5153).
Arrangements by the WILLIAMS-ONANCOCK FUNERAL HOME
Frances S. Lewis
Frances S. Lewis passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2008. Viewing will be Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 8:30-9:30 am at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 60th and Master Sts., Philadelphia, PA and the funeral services will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1201 Easton Rd., Philadelphia, PA.
Arrangements by Savin Funeral Home, Inc.
Gertrude E. McGee
Age 90 of Wilmington, DE died Dec. 1, 2008 at Wilmington Hospital. Service, 7 pm, Dec. 7, at Ezion Mt. Carmel Church, 8th & Walnut Sts., Wilmington. Friends may call Sunday, 4-6:45 pm. Interment, Private. Bell Funeral Home.
Diane M. Barbieri
Ms. Diane M. Barbieri, age 62, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Palisades Park, NJ, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at her residence.
Ms. Barbieri was born in Jersey City, NJ on April 26, 1946. She was a professor of biology at Lincoln University for many years and also taught biology courses at the University of Delaware.
She is survived by her mother, Josephine M. Yotka of Middletown, DE; brother, Daniel Barbieri, Jr. of Madeira Beach, FL; stepbrother, Frank "Skipper" Yotka, Jr. of North Carolina; aunts, Catherine Quirico of New Castle, DE; and Margaret Wasnesky of Glendale, AZ; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Barbieri, Sr.; her stepfather, Frank Yotka, Sr.; and uncle, John Limonta.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
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Margaret Theresa Benedetti
Age 90, of Dover, died Dec. 3, 2008. Services, 1:30pm Tues., Dec. 9 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover; visitation 11:30am-1:30pm Tues. at Trader F.H., Dover. Burial, Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Sara E. (Stuart) Boyd
Sara E. (Stuart) Boyd, age 89, of Bridgeville, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE.
She was born March 9, 1919 in Bridgeville, daughter of the late William E. and Lillian May (Passwaters) Stuart. Mrs. Boyd was devoted to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David Boyd, Sr. (1984). She is survived by 2 sons, Robert S. Boyd and his wife Kathy of Seaford, DE and David Boyd, Jr. and his wife Helen of Bridgeville; a daughter, Anita Booth and her husband David of Eads, TN; a niece, Wanda Davis and her husband Harry of Bridgeville; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Stuart and his wife Mary of Portland, OR.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 7, 2 pm at PARSELL FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORIUM, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE with the Rev. Donald Clendaniel, Sr. officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 1 pm on Sunday. Interment will be at Bridgeville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
William H. Crain
Age 75, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Funeral services, 2 pm, Monday, December 8, Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown, visitation two hours prior.
Earl A. Anderson "Andy"
Age 73, of Millsboro, DE died December 5, 2008 at home. Service, 7pm Tues., December 9, 2008 at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro with viewing 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be private.
Esther L. Beitler
Age 75, of Elkton, MD, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
Esther was a registered nurse in several states before retiring in Florida in 1998. In her free time she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger T. Beitler in 1979, her father, Harmon Clark and her brother, Robert Clark. She is survived by her son, Mark Beitler and wife, Penny, Elkton, MD; daughters, Ann Schinski and husband, Mike, Geneso, NY, Lyn Kennedy and husband, Andy, Medina, OH; her mother, Estalene Clark, Warren, IN; brother, Gerald Clark, State College, PA; sister, Lois Beaty, Huntington, IN; and 5 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at GEE FUNERAL HOME, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD where the family will receive friends after 12 noon. Burial will be private.