William J. Nebe
William J. Nebe, age 66, of Wilmington, DE, passed away in Fenwick Island, DE, on Sunday November 4, 2007.
He was born in Cleveland, OH, son of Jeannette Trevarthen Nebe and the late James H. Nebe. William earned his B.S. in Chemistry at the Case Institute of Technology in 1963, he then earned his PH.D. in Chemistry at the Case Western Reserve University in 1969. He did a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas with Albert Noyes and Gerhard Fonken. He retired from the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1999 and DSM Desotech in 2002. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Wilmington and an associate member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ocean City, MD.
Along with his father, James, he was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Robert and Howard Nebe. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dale E. Nebe; 3 daughters, Catherine Whaley and her husband David, E. Carol Nebe, and Christine Andretta and her husband, Joe; 2 grandchildren, Ella and Joey Andretta; a brother, James E. Nebe and his wife, Donna; sisters-in-law, Barbara Nebe, Janice Nebe, Loretta Nebe; and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, services will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to, St. Clare Medical Outreach, c/o St. Francis Foundation, 7th and Clayton Sts., Wilmington, DE 19805, or, Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE. 19810.
Arrangements by MELSON FUNERAL SERVICES
Constance F. Rogers "Connie"
Age 52, departed this life suddenly Nov. 2, 2007, in Wilmington, DE. Ms Rogers was a supervisor for the Delaware Division of Revenue for 33 years. She is the beloved mother of Carl Darrell Rogers; daughter of Fred Rogers and the late Gladys Rogers; sister of Viola Holoman (James), Gardenia Geathers (Jimmy), Alfred Rogers, Allen Hilton Rogers (Jean), Frederick Rogers (Linda), and Gregory Rogers. Also survived by a special niece Vernelle Rogers; a devoted friend, Elmore Walker, Jr.; 3 aunts, 5 uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing Celebration will be 11 am, Friday, Nov. 10, at Harriet Tubman Community UM Church, 22nd & Market Sts., Wilm., DE 19802, with viewing from 9-11 am, only. Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Louise Tortella Smith
Louise Tortella Smith, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.
Louise was born in Wilmington, DE on April 11, 1933 to the late John P. Fisher and Eleanor M. Way. Louise was employed in the food service industry, working at various restaurants such as the Wilmington Country Club and Cavalier's Country Club. She also was a care taker in her later years, helping care for the elderly.
She is predeceased by her husband, Alec J. Tortella who passed away in 1971, and her late husband, Laurence T. Smith. She is also predeceased by her 2 sons, Alec J. Tortella and Michael K. Tortella. She is survived by her daughters, Eleanor A. Tomlinson of Gambrills, MD, and Jean A. Farren of Chesapeake City, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Renee, Tara, Edward, Albert, Louis, Louise, Rebecca and Kimberly; and 3 great grand children.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Friday November 9, 2007 at 12 noon, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Ashland, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Louise may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Robert E. Stafford
Age 76, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Stafford was born on June 29, 1931 in Long Island, NY to the late Fred and Mildred Stafford. A veteran of the US Army, he served in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War from 1948 - 1952. He was a Newark City Police Office for 20 years, retiring in 1981 as a Lieutenant. He then worked for the Cigna Corp. as Head of Security for 10 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member and elder of the Head of Christiana Church, a life member of the Aetna, Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Company for 50 years and also member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the VFW Post 475, the Newark Historical Society and the Newark Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth A. Stafford of Newark, DE; 2 sons, Lawrence E. Stafford of Wilmington, DE and Robert "Fred" Stafford of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; 1 daughter, Cynthia Hatfield of Cumberland Gap, TN and 5 granddaughters, Erin Hatfield, Caitlin Hatfield, Caroline Hatfield, Ashley Stafford and Melissa Stafford.
Friends and family may call from 7-9 pm, on Thursday, November 8, at R. T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Service will be held at 11 am, on Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Head of Christiana Church, Church Road, Newark, DE . Burial to follow in adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Company or FOP of Newark c/o funeral home.
R. T. FOARD & JONES FUNERAL DIRECTORS & CREMATORY
James Douglas Thomas "Jay"
Jay Thomas, a former Howard High School teacher and head basketball coach, died Tuesday, August 14, 2007.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 10, at 1 pm at Bethel AME Church, 8216 Park Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his name to Rise Basketball Academy, 342 Ruscomb Ave, North Hills, PA 19038. Arrangements by BRUCE HAWKINS FUNERAL HOME, Philadelphia, PA. Submitted Courtesy of BELL FUNERAL HOME.
Camron David James Vetato
Of Middletown, DE, infant son of James and Christina, passed away on Mon. Oct. 15, 2007. Services will be 12 noon, Thurs., Nov. 8, Old Drawyers Cemetery, Odessa, DE.
Age 89, of Stamford, CT, passed away on November 4, 2007. Funeral 1 pm, Sat. Nov. 10, at Grace United Methodist Church, Newtown Tyaskin, MD. Viewing 1 hour prior. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.
Mary L. Wilson
Age 83, of Wilmington, DE, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at Wilmington Hospital. Service 11 am, Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at Faith Tabernacle Church of Living God, 2824 Tatnall St., Wilmington. Viewing, Friday 9-11 am. House of Wright.
Thomas A. DiLorenzo "Tommy D"
Age 39, of Hockessin, DE, was called upon by the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2007.
Tommy was talented in so many ways. An extremely talented drummer, percus-sionist, lyrist, and composer. Many of Tommy's fondest memories were spent performing with his band, "No Comment", which included his 2 brothers, Jimmy and Tony, as well as his dear friends. Tommy's non-stop energy, passion and unforgettable charisma made him known in the automobile industry as one of the very best. Realizing a life long dream, Tommy recently opened his own car dealership in Pennsylvania. Tommy shared his "MAGIC" everyday by giving 110% of himself with everything he had for his family and friends. Most importantly, the biggest gift he ever gave was himself. Tommy gave true definition to the word "SELFLESS" and did it in "Tommy Style" with his ever so perfect smile. Tommy was a perfect example of complete love.
He is survived by the love of his life and soul mate, his wife of 11 years, Shay (Pam) DiLorenzo, and his 2 daughters, Kirstie and Jayme, whom he cherished with great pride. He is also survived by his father, Anthony T. DiLorenzo, of Wilimington, DE; his mother, Dorothy DiLorenzo, of Hockessin, DE; his brother, James DiLorenzo and his wife, Kim of Oceanview, DE; sister, Cathy DiLorenzo-O'Brien and husband, Gary O'Brien of Malibu, CA; his nieces and nephews; god-sons, Cole and Maximus ; and god-daughter, Cheyenne. He was predeceased by brother, Anthony "Tony" T. DiLorenzo, II.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, on Tuesday, May 22, from 6-8 pm. A special dedication will be held for all to attend this same evening at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 23, at 10:30 am, at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Interment immediately following at All Saints Cemetery.
Richard Thomas Brittingham, Sr.
Age 78, of Wilmington, DE, departed this life on Friday morning at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington after a lengthy illness. He was born and reared in Atlantic Virginia to the parents of the late Asby Brittingham and Daisy Milbourne Brittingham. Richard was a past member of the Morris Robinson Post VFW in Wilmington, and the Masonic Lodge located in Pocomoke City, MD. He served in the United States Army fighting in the Korean War. He was a retired employee at Columbia Gas and the City of Wilmington after serving over 30 years of dedicated service. During his early years he owned and operated a trucking business. He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Brittingham; 2 daughters from a prior marriage Arnelda Brittingham Redding (Omar) and Arvenia Brittingham Saunders (William) both of Westover, MD; a daughter, Delores Boyer of Georgia; 2 sons, Carl Henry (Annette) of Wilmington, DE, Richard Brittingham, Jr. of Atlanta, GA. He leaves 15 grandchildren, James Redding, III, Randolynn Cottman, Brian Redding, Aricia Ajose, Katrina Terrell, Natice Saunders, William Saunders, Marcus Henry, Jason Henry and Glenda Moltre; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Taylor and Beatrice Allen and brothers, Cliffton Brittingham and Milton Brittingham. Funeral services will be held 10 am, Saturday, November 10, at Mother AUFCMP Church, 9th & Franklin Sts., Wilmington, where friends and family may call from 8-10 am.Interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Julia A. Butkus
Mrs. Julia A. (Krupski) Butkus, 89 of Wilmington, DE, peacefully joined the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 surrounded by those who loved and cared for her.
The daughter of the late Achim and Martha (Eroshenko) Krupski, who were of Russian decent, Julia was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She was married to Vincent Butkus, who departed us in 1979. Together they raised their 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter, in Swarthmore, PA. Julia had many talents. She was a dress designer, an avid gardener and drove a school bus for special needs children. She was very active in her church, Notre Dame de Lourdes in Swarthmore, PA and spent many hours volunteering her time at the Mariners Center. She loved to vacation in Ocean City, MD, where she was well known and quite a fisherman. Julia was a very active and independent woman until she took ill in 2001. At that time she was taken into care by her only and loving daughter, Carole, who had dedicated every moment to making sure she had the best care. Julia was a humble person in life and never had the opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life. Carole strived and helped her mom to experience things in life she would have never allowed herself to do. Julia was a strong-minded individual who fought all the way to the day of her passing. For those who took the time to know and understand her, they loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all that were active in her life. Also, we are thankful for the memories we have to share. Life has taken Julia through many hardships and now she will be taken by the hand of the Lord and enter the Gates of Heaven where she will now rest in peace. One of the greatest joys in death will be when she is greeted by Mary, the mother of Jesus, whom she worshipped and prayed to every day of her life.
Surviving her is her dedicated daughter, Carole Bothell, who cared for her, and her husband, John of Hockessin, DE; her 2 grandchildren, Julie Bothell of Newark, DE and Chris Bothell of San Diego, CA; and 2 great grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Bothell, who were active in her life. Respectively, she had 2 sons; their 4 children; and 5 additional great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville on Monday, November 12 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may visit at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek on Monday from 9-10 am.
Donations in memory of Julia Butkus may be made to the Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ochletree Lane, Wilm., DE 19808.
Michael J. Filippone
Michael J. Filippone, age 34, Husband, Son, Brother, Friend, Hero. On November 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with Metastatic Melanoma, Mike joined the angels.
Mike touched countless lives with his loyalty, optimism, strength, generosity, honesty, and unparalleled sense of humor. His passion for life will continue to inspire us all. Born in Wilmington, DE, July 24, 1973. A graduate of Garnet Valley HS and Kutztown Univ., Mike was a partner along with his sister, Donna at Unique Impressions, Inc. and Campus Loft LLC in Newark, DE.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gabriel Filippone, Jr. Mike will forever live in the hearts of his devoted wife Liz (Balakhani); mother, Joan Filippone (Lyons); sisters, Donna O'Dell and Lisa Wright; and grandmother, Elizabeth Filippone.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 927 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086. Visitation will be from 2-3 pm. Memorial Service from 3-4 pm.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Mike's memory may be made to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, specifically noting a gift to support Dr. Keith Flaherty's Melanoma research; 34th and Spruce Streets, 12 Penn Tower, Room 1222, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Arrangements by Carr Funeral Home