Sally Latina Ray
Age 60, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2007, while reading a mystery novel, one of Sally's favorite pastimes.
She is the daughter of the late Edith Lestardo and Salvatore Latina Sr. Sally graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1964. She worked in sales for the DuPont Company for over 15 years, while also working for the Wilmington Library. She later worked and eventually became manager of Lestardo's Crab House in New Castle, DE, as well as working for the Bernard Family. Sally loved traveling especially taking cruises with her family to almost any destination, as long as it was warm. She bowled for many years at Bowlerama, and also loved to frequent Delaware Park. She enjoyed curling up to good mystery novels, and belonged to Beta Signa Phi Sorority. Sally also spent much of her leisure time playing cards with her family. Sally was known for her selflessness and generosity. She gave of herself to anyone who needed it, particularly her family. She gave until she could not give anymore. She firmly believed, in her loving and caring manor, that "what goes around comes around", and lived her life accordingly with as high a moral standard as could be found.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Kristen Carroll and her fiancee, Dr. David Maleh, Stacy Sophy and her husband, Mark; and her son, Scott Magdycz and his wife, Rebekah; 3 brothers, Anthony Latina and his fiancee, Mary DiGennaro, Salvatore Latina Jr. and Nicholas Latina and his wife, Deborah. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and a 7th due in April; 2 nephews, Salvatore and Nicholas Jr.; and her niece Jill Beth. Sally was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bobby" Ray who died in 2004.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 15, at 11 am, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 9th & Dupont Street. Wilmington, DE. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, please send a gift of remembrance to St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Valerie Marie Williams Sims
Age 44, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 1, 2007.
Valerie was a loving mother. She was a kind soul and very active in her involvement at Westminister. Valerie was always there for people and willing to help anyone at anytime. She will be dearly missed.
Valerie leaves to cherish her memory her 2 sons, Melvin Fields and Tyrone Cossie; her daughter, Tyreka Cossie; her former husband, Daniel Sims; 4 brothers, Anthony Williams, Paul Williams, Gerald Williams and Robert Williams; 1 sister, Juanita Williams; Steve and Lenora Lewis, who were like parents to her; and 1 grandchild.
A visitation will be held Monday, February 12, from 6-8 pm, in the STRANO & FEELEY FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 and again on Tuesday, February 13, from 10-11 am in the Fairwinds Baptist Church, 801 Seymour Rd., Bear, DE 19701, followed by a service in celebration of Valerie's life at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Betty Jean Adams
On Thursday, February 8, 2007, Betty Jean Adams died.
Born in New Orleans, LA, to the late Thomas and Alice Adams, Betty graduated from the McGhee School and obtained her BA in English from Newcomb College. She was extremely active socially, organizing and hosting many events for her family and her community. She was also an avid reader and worked to obtain an advanced degree in English. In addition, Betty participated in League of Women Voters, scouting, substitute teaching, the hospital volunteer organization known as Pink Ladies, and promoted the arts through sculpture, painting, writing and opera. Grand opera, in particular, proved to be a major vocation in Wilmington, DE, where she was a major catalyst for the reorganization of the Wilmington Opera Society into Opera Delaware. There she devoted many years of service as casting, costumes, and assistant production manager. This endeavor eventually culminated in a role as producer for the operas Traviata and Die Fliedermaus. Betty was also a passionate traveler, the discovery of which began with an extensive trip to postwar Europe in 1948. She frequently returned to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East with her husband and parents, other family members and friends. She also visited Mexico, Canada, and the Bahamas in intervening years.
She traveled to Israel, as well as Russia and China. The penultimate experience was a trip around-the-world in 1995, in which she visited New Zealand, Australia, and India. Detailed descriptions of her adventures were published weekly in the travel section of the New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Picayune. Finally, she went supersonic on one of the last flights of the transcontinental Concorde. Her family and friends will miss her dearly, and it can truly be said she greatly enriched the lives of everyone with whom she had contact. Her friends knew her as a witty, energetic woman with a strong, albeit dry, sense of humor. Her legacy leaves a large wake of people who have a much greater understanding and tolerance for each other, and the ability to enjoy the many positive aspects of life.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Gatewood Wellborn and sons, Thomas Adams Wellborn and Jeffry Clarke Wellborn, their children, Jewelyn Adams, Ary Thomas, Samuel James, Thomas Jefferson, and Katherine Elizabeth Wellborn, and wives, Jewel (Fernandez) and Jennifer (Seeman), respectively.
A memorial service will be held 10 am, Sunday, February 11, at BROWN-WYNNE FUNERAL HOME, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC. Friends and family will gather after the service at her daughter Elizabeth's house in Cary, NC.
Send gifts in memory to: Louise S. McGehee School, Development Office, 2343 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ronald A. Bice
Age 82, of Middletown, DE, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Fairmount, WV on May 21, 1924, he was the son of the late Mary (Davis) and James E. Bice. Mr. Bice served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII. He received a Masters of Arts degree from West Virginia University and was a teacher at Middletown HS for 33 ˝ years. In 1981, he won Delaware Teacher of the Year. Throughout his career at MHS he coached basketball and football, where he also refereed and served as athletic director. He was an active member at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for over half a century. He was also a draftsman. He proudly served his community and was always willing to help those in need.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen, a son, Joe and a daughter, Mary Shannon.
He is survived by his children, Michele Gillespie, Ann Gillespie and her husband, Otis, Jane Arcomone and her husband, Keith, and Toby Bice and his wife, Ruthie; a brother, Glenn Bice; 14 grandchildren, Allan and his wife, Nicole, Sabrina, Matt and his fiancé, Stephanie, Brandon, Lauren, Nina, Maeghan, Shannon, Andrea, Allyson, Emily and Toby, Jr.; 5 great-grandchildren, Nate, Joey, Cali, Makenna, Matt, Jr., as well as a 6th great-grandchild due in April.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11 am,on Tuesday, February 13, at St. Joseph's Parish, 115 Cleaver Farm Road, Middletown, DE. Family and friends may call 7-9 pm, Monday evening, February 12, at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown, DE. Interment will be in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warwick, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Bice's memory to Make A Wish Foundation of Mid-Atlantic, 10920 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC Middletown, DE.
John S. Bishop, III, "Jay"
Of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, formerly of Wilmington, DE died on Thursday, February 8. 2007, at the V A Medical Center in Elsmere, DE.
Mr. Bishop was a 1965 graduate of John Dickinson HS and served 2 tours of duty in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam where he received the Bronze Star and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.
He is survived by his children, Joseph G., Michael J. and Jessica L. Bishop; and his mother and step-father, Beatrice M. and Edwin C. Gregg, all of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Also surviving are Jay's father and step-mother, John S. Bishop, Jr. and Louise of Hockessin, DE; his brothers and their wives, Wayne R. and Barbara Bishop, of Hockessin, DE and Robert W. and Elizabeth Bishop of Stanton, DE.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, February 12, at 12:30 pm, at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone and Milltown Roads, where friends may call after 11 am. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either the Viet Nam Veterans of America; or the V A Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Lynette Elizabeth Brown
Age 22, of Delmar, DE, died Mon., Feb. 5, 2007. Funeral 11 am, Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 at United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel, DE. Viewing 1 hour prior. Service by BENNIE SMITH FH, Salisbury, MD.
Phyllis A. Arthur
Age 71, of Elkton, MD, died Friday, February 9, 2007.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Robert V. Arthur; children, Gwendolyn Meekins, Robin Arthur, Matthew Arthur, all of Elkton, MD, and Tracy Daly, of North East, MD; 6 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, February 12, 2007, at HICKS HOME FOR FUNERALS, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD. Visitation will begin 1 pm. Interment in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Elkton.
Ginnie L. Bowers
Age 61, Mrs. Ginnie L. Bowers (nee Cuzzi), formerly of Short Hills, NJ and Belleville, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, at Keystone Hospice, Wyndmoor, PA.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by her husband, Jim Bowers; her son, Erik Jacobsen; her daughter, Krista Jacobsen; her brother, Philip Cuzzi, Jr; and her sister, Patricia Nowaczyk. She is predeceased by her mother Frances Cuzzi (nee Bataglia); her father, Philip Cuzzi, Sr.; and her brother, Richard Cuzzi.
The funeral will be conducted by the BIONDI FUNERAL HOME of Nutley, NJ, 540 Franklin Ave., on Monday, February 12, at 10 am, followed by a funeral Mass in her memory at Holy Family Church, Nutley, NJ at 11:15 am. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Visitation will be Sunday, February 11, from 1-5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Pancreatic Action Network, PANCAN, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite #7000, El Segundo, CA 90245, would be appreciated.
Sue Julian Campellone "Aunt Sue"
Age 103, of Lewes, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at the Harbor Health Care in Lewes, DE. Her great niece and nephew, Louis and Chris Prata, who cared for her up to the time she entered the nursing home at the age of 100, were by her side.
She was raised at the St. Peter Cathedral Orphanage by the Sisters of Charity. She was employed as a seamstress for Topkis Company on Market Street and Jim's Venetian Blind Store on Tulip Street, and later at the Delmor Dairy on Lancaster Ave. She was a Charleston dancer at the old Wilmington Armory. She loved horse racing, the slots at Atlantic City and playing cards. Aunt Sue always loved tile holidays with her family. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and the St. Anthony's Senior Center and volunteered her time at the Italian Festival spaghetti dinners.
Aunt Sue was married for 55 years to the late Dominick Campellone before his death in 1972. She is also predeceased by her 3 brothers, Samuel, Joseph and Tony Julian; her sister, Rose Falco; and her daughter, Barbara who passed away at the age of 3 months. She is survived by her nephew, Joseph Falco and his wife, Dee; niece, Joanna Haberstoh; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Harbor Healthcare for their love.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 am on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 9th & DuPont Sts., where friends may call after 9:30 am. Interment will follow mass in Cathedral Cemetery.
CORLETO LATINA FUNERAL HOME