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Obituaries

Frances “Frankie” E. Remer of Wilmington, Delaware and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Centreville. Born in Baltimore, MD on November 26, 1927, Frankie attended Bryn Mawr Academy and St. Mary’s Boarding School before continuing on to Bradford College.
Joan MacFarlane Hontz, age 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family on October 6, 2019.
Doris M. Logue, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, Doris was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Della I. (Balbach) Clifton and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.  She was a member of St. John the Beloved Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.  She was a volunteer at Emily Bissell Hospital and enjoyed knitting, travelling and vacations with family.
Bruce Vaughn, age 61, of Bear, DE, passed away at his residence on Monday, October 7, 2019.
James Robert Kelly passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse, NY he was the son of the late Dorothy (Germaine) and James Douglas Kelly. James attended Christ Our King Elementary School, Salesianum High School, and West Chester University. He went on to serve as a Wilmington police officer and retired from the department in 1983.
(1921-2019) On October 3, 2019, Conrad Rechsteiner, III, died as he had lived, as part of a Wilmington community—in this case, the assisted living community of the Lorelton, which had been his home for the past eight years.
Joseph H. Breitenbach, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away at his home on October 6, 2019. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Bernice A. (Hager) and Henry Aloysius Breitenbach. Joe attended Texas State Technical Institute for computer science, and went on to work as a self-employed computer technician. He had a knack for computer hardware, and enjoyed solving PC-related puzzles.
On September 6, E. Dorothy (DiCampli) Kelly passed away quietly in her home surrounded by her loving children. She was 89 years old.
Louise Conti, age 92, formerly of Conshohocken, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Somerford Place surrounded by her family.  Born in Montgomery County, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Ilda (Romanini) Manetti. 
Fredric Paul Gainer, 81 of Newark passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Kimberly L. Ong, age 47, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Christiana Hospital.
Harley W. Spry, Jr., 79 of Middletown passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Seasons Hospice with his wife by his side.
Joseph F. Peart, Jr., 48 of Wilmington passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Joe graduated from Wilmington High School and was a self- employed carpenter. He loved to spend his down time fishing. Joey could light up a room and make you laugh your hardest, even at the worst of times. He will be dearly missed by many friends and family.
Michael Louis Mele, 29 of Hockessin passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Michael was born in Newark, the son of Linda M. (Dodson) and the late Daniel M. Mele. 
Anna Calaceto, 89 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Wilmington Hospital.
Maryanne G. Duus, age 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice on Thursday, September 19, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Eleanor Anne Craven Hussey, 74, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Brackenville Center.
Eva Mae DeVincentis Age 44, of Gettysburg, PA, passed away tragically on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 during a workplace accident.
Joanne W. Patterson, age 82, of Hockessin, DE passed away on September 15, 2019 at her residence at Cokesbury Village. Born in Emmaus, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mae (Albright) and Harvey Walbert. Joanne graduated from Penn State University with her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and went on to pursue her masters degree in etymology from the University of Delaware.
Kati Marie Piccioni, 35 of Wilmington passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  Kati was born in Wilmington, daughter of Alfred Piccioni, Jr. and the late Tracy L. (Davis) Piccioni.  She was a Customer service representative at various places throughout the years.

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