Miscellaneous New Castle County, Delaware Obituaries

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Pearl Jaeger
Newark resident Pearl L. Jaeger died on Aug. 29, 2000.
She is survived by daughter, Susan K. Pfeifer and husband Charles G.; sister, Irene E. McVey; brothers, Leonard Glor and Charles Glor; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Nancy Klimek, payroll benefits coordinator for Colonial School District
Newark resident Nancy C. Klimek died on Aug. 30, 2000, in Hockessin.
Mrs. Klimek, 69, had been a payroll benefits coordinator for the Colonial School District until she retired in March 2000 after 18 years of service. 
Previously she was a secretary for the Christina School District for 6 years. 
She was an active member and deacon of White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by daughters, Terry Sylvanus of Hockessin, with whom she had been staying, Diane Downes of Salisbury, Md., Karen Yenilaitus of Pottsville, Pa., Kathy Jones of Pottsville, Pa., Brenda Gervais of Hampton, Va., Judy Janski of Portland, Ore., and Phyllis Lucas of Newark; brothers, J. Thomas Churn III of Lansing, Mich., Robert Churn of Northport, Fla., and Donald Churn of Venice, Fla.; sisters, Ruthann Boyce of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Linda Overbay of Kingsport, Tenn.; and grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.

Christine Brown
Christine Peace Brown died on July 3, 2000.
She was 47 years old.
A memorial service was held at Newark Methodist Church.
Elizabeth O'Connell, Diamond State Telephone Co. employee
Newark area resident Elizabeth C. O'Connell died on Aug. 31, 2000 at Cokesbury Village after a long illness.
Mrs. O'Connell was employed as Chief Operator at the Diamond State Telephone Co. 
She retired in 1976 from the DuPont Company. 
She was a member of the Quota Club of Wilmington and the DuPont Country Club.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Raylynn Hedrick, member Christiana Ladies Auxiliary
Newark resident Raylynn DiMartine Hedrick died Aug. 31, 2000 at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Hedrick, 51, was a lifetime member of the Christiana Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Bill F. Hedrick of Newark; son, Willie DiMartine of New Castle; daughters, Tonya Erickson of Newark and Kelly Forbes of North East, Md.; brothers, David DiMartine of Newark and Nicholas DiMartine of Wilmington; sister, Phyllis Alexander of New Castle; and grandchildren.
A service was held at Robert T. Jones and Foard Funeral Home.

Esther Lilley, retired bookkeeper
Bear resident Esther Virginia Lilley died Aug. 31, 2000 at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Lilley, 87, was born in Princess Anne County, Md. 
She was a retired bookkeeper for Drug Store/Pharmacy.
She is survived by sons, Charles H. Tregoe of Berlin, Md., John Brent McDonald of Jarrettsville, Md.; daughters, Marlene A. Calhoun of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Deanna B. Garcia of Bear; grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A service was held at the Loring Byers Funeral Directors.

Robin Garnett, Uarco distributor
Newark resident Robin Tonya Garnett died on Aug. 26, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Garnett, 38, was born in Chester, Pa. She was a resident of Newark since 1981. 
She graduated from Chester High School, where she was a cheerleader and member of the track team. 
She was a distributor for Uarco Corp. in Newark for four years. 
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Chester, Pa. and a former member of Temple Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Young Peoples Choir and BYPU.
She is survived by parents, Charles and Alfreda Garnett; sisters, Gertrude Davis of Chester, Pa., Veronica Kimber and Frances Garnett, both of Wilmington, and Debra Jackson of Norfolk, Va.; brothers, Michael Garnett and wife Jacqueline of Chester, Pa., and Carl Garnett and wife Michelle of Newark; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
A service was held at Shiloh Baptist Church.

William E. Parks
Newark resident William E. Parks died on Sept. 4, 2000, at home.
Mr. Parks was 78 years old.
Services were privately held.

Elizabeth C. Connor, Delaware Park employee
Newark resident Elizabeth C. (Betty) Connor died on Sept. 4, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Connor, 75, was born in Wilmington. 
She worked in sales at Delaware Park. 
She was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church and the National Congressional Medal of Honor Society. 
She is survived by sons, James P. Jr, and wife Susan of Newark, Donald P. and wife Janina of Englewood, Colo., Jeffery M. and wife Lee of Wilmington, Michael C. and wife Eileen of Newark; and grandchildren.
A celebration of her life was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church.

Anna M. Stafford, Christiana United Methodist Church member
Former Newark resident Anna M. Stafford died on Sept. 4, 2000, at Manor Care Pike Creek Nursing Home.
Mrs. Stafford, 104, is a member of the Christiana United Methodist Church. 
She was a farmer with her family farm on Ogletown Road in Newark. 
She sold produce from that farm at the King Street Market in Wilmington during the 1930s and 1940s.
She is survived by daughters, Kathryn Pierson of Wilmington and Edythe Green of New Castle; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
A service was held at Robert T. Jones and Foard Funeral Home.

Jean Walsh-O'Leary, member St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 
Bear resident Jean Walsh-O'Leary died on Sept. 6, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Walsh-O'Leary, 80, was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, John (Jack) O'Leary; children, Annedith Walsh-Harris, Bernard F. Walsh Jr., George J. Walsh, Martin J. Walsh, John L. Walsh, Michael P. O'Leary, Pat O'Leary-Cunningham, Cecilia Wyatt-Thorton, Joseph J. O'Leary, Richard A. O'Leary, MaryEllen Brown, Gerard A. O'Leary, Teresa Krzywicki, Cathy St. Clair, Ann M. O'Leary, Margaret O'Leary and ReGina Moorhead; sisters, Doris Knapp, Muriel Russell; brother, Lionel Sellers; sister, Ielleen Hamilton; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Elizabeth M. Wright, conducted Bible School
Former Newark resident Elizabeth M. Wright died on Sept. 7, 2000, at Arbors in New Castle.
Mrs. Wright, 91, was a homemaker. 
She conducted a Bible school in her home for neighborhood children for 10 years.
She is survived by children, Evelyn A. Finney of New Castle, Kemp A. Wright of Naples, Fla., David Wright of Ocala, Fla.; sister, Isabelle Cox of New Castle; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
A service was held at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park.

James Corle Jr., Navy Vietnam War veteran
Newark resident James (Tom) Corle Jr. died on September 7, 2000 at Christiana Hospital from complications of cancer.
Mr. Corle, 48, was a technical sales representative for Dianal Inc. of Pasadena, Texas. He was previously employed with ICI Americas and the DuPont Co. He attended Old Dominion College in Virginia and the University of Delaware. He was an avid fisherman and a member of the Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman Assn. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
He is survived by wife, Sonia Philhower Napolski Corle; parents, Jean and James Corle Sr. of Centerville; brother, Kenneth of Wilmington; sister, Sally Thomas of Houston, Texas; and grandmother Mary Corle of Dunkirk, Ind.
A service of Christian Hope was held at Resurrection Parish Church. 

James E. Maden Jr., retired civil engineer
Newark resident James E. Maden Jr. died on September 1, 2000, at home.
Mr. Maden, 88, was a retired civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member and the first president of the Delaware City Recreation Club.
He is survived by daughter, Carol E. Quigley Morris; sister, Nan Kirk of Newark; grandchildren; great grandchildren and nieces.
A graveside service was held at Delaware City Cemetery.

Carol E. Quigley Morris, registered nurse
Bear resident Carol E. (Maden) Quigley Morris died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Christiana Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Morris, 69, was a registered nurse and worked for Motiva Enterprise (formerly Getty Oil) in Delaware City until she retired in 1991. 
She is survived by daughters, Carolen E. Jackson and husband, Jerry of Wilmington, Caren Goff and companion, Roger Bond of Bear, Cheryl Cermele and husband, Mike and Catherine Spinelli and husband, Lou of Newark; eight grandchildren; ex-husband, Leonard Quigley; nieces; and stepchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

John J. Roarty Sr., Holy Family Church member 
Newark resident John J. Roarty Sr. died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Christiana Care Hospital.
Mr. Roarty, 70, was born in Courtdale, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Austria. He served in the 109th Field Artillery Reserves for 12 years. He retired from the Newark branch of the U.S. Post Office in 1995. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he has been employed as a custodian since retirement.
He is survived by wife, Helen C.; sons, Kevin of Centreville, Va., Eugene and Brian of Newark; daughters, Louise of East Petersburg, Pa., Helen Pasqual of Baltimore, Md. and Beth of Newark; brother, Robert of New Jersey; and grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Mary A. Lesniczak, homemaker
Newark resident Mary A. Lesniczak died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Millcroft Nursing Home.
Mrs. Lesniczak, 84, was a homemaker and a member of St. Hedwig's Church.
She is survived by sons, William of Millsboro, Francis of Bethany, and Edward and wife, Patricia of Newark; sister, Catherine Joachimowski of Hockessin; grandchildren and a great grandson. A Mass was held at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church.

Amber Lynn Ray, Gallaher student
Newark resident Amber Lynn Ray died on Sept. 23, 2000, as a result of an auto accident.
Ms. Ray, 19, attended Gallagher Elementary, Alethia Middle and Christiana High School. She collected miniature tea sets, bears and Shirley Temple memorabilia.
She is survived by her parents with whom she lived, Karen Anne Taylor and stepdad, Michael V.; brother Michael Joseph Ray; maternal grandmother, Barbara A. Mills of Oak Orchard; paternal grandmother, Mildred Ray of West Virginia; paternal step grandfather, Rev. Bernard M. Taylor of Cokesbury; godparents, Joseph and Florence Mills; and cousins, Andrew and Meghan Mills of Middletown.
A service was held at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services.

Ford C. Spangler, M.D
Newark resident Ford C. Spangler died on Sept. 24, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Dr. Spangler, 74, was born in Allentown, Pa. He graduated from Northhampton High School in Northhampton, Pa., Ursinus College and Jefferson Medical College. He served his internship at the Delaware Hospital in Wilmington and upon completion started with Dr. David W. Green in Salem, N.J. He then served in the U.S. Air Force on the DEW Line and then 1 year at the Valley Forge Army Hospital. He served on the staff of Memorial Hospital of Salem County for 38 years. He was a member of the Salem County Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Association, the Salem Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends , the Salem County Historical Society and the Delaware Nature Society. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mariana (nee Fogg); sons, Laurence Craig Spangler of Seattle, Wash., William Fogg Spangler of Salem, N.J.; daughter, Nancy Ellen Spangler of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Bernadine Morris of Washington Township, N.J. and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at H.T. Layton and Son Home for Funerals.

Carl W. Sweetman, UD utility worker
Former Newark resident Carl W. Sweetman died on Sept. 24, 2000, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Sweetman, 60, was a utility worker for the University of Delaware for 17 years. He was an engineer on tugboats for 11 years until he retired. Upon retirement, he moved to Florida where he was a maintenance worker for a bowling alley.
He is survived by mother, Frances A. Sweetman of Newark; wife, Florence L. Sweetman of Chesapeake City, Md.; son, Michael T. Sweetman of Middleburg, Fla.; daughters, Carla J. Moore of Chesapeake City, Md., Ellen R. Sweetman of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Donna L. Frick of Chesapeake City, Md., Tina M. Sweetman and Dawn S. Markland both of Elkton, Md.; brothers, Harry L. Sweetman, Robert L. Sweetman and James E. Sweetman all of Newark; and grandchildren.
A service was held at Robert T. Jones and Foard Funeral Home.

Patricia M. Jarrell, office manager
Newark resident Patricia M. Jarrell died on Sept. 25, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Jarrell, 58, had been an office manager for Best Products until she retired in 1994 after 20 years of service. She was a member of Newark Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dennis G. Jarrell; children, Michael Jarrell of Stanford, Ind., Pamela Jarrell of Newark and David Jarrell of Newark; mother, Neville C. Ison of Newark; brothers, James Ison of Stafford, Va. and Arnold P. Ison of Moulton, Texas; sister, Juanita Faye McDaniel of Lewes and eight grandchildren.
A service was held at Newark Baptist Church.

Col. Donald H. Paisley Sr., U.S. Army Veteran
Newark resident Col. Donald H. Paisley Sr. died on Sept. 25, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Col. Paisley, 77, had been the superintendent of maintenance at the University of Delaware until retiring in 1986 after more than 31 years of service. A U.S. Army Veteran serving in both World War II and the Korean War, he was a graduate of Command and General Staff College. He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Delaware National Guard in 1968. During his military career, he received three Purple Hearts. He was a member of J. Allison O'Daniel VFW Post #475 and American Legion Post #10 in Newark.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Elizabeth M. (Berger) Paisley; children, Arlene Paisley of Newark, Donald H. Paisley Jr. and wife, Vicki of Newark, Barry R. Paisley and wife, Paula of Landenberg, Pa.; son-in-law, Leonard J. Casenta Ill of West Grove, Pa.; siblings, Lillian Robbins, James Robert Paisley, Margaret Hopkins, Vernon Paisley and Raymond Paisley, all of Landenberg, Pa. and three grandchildren.
A service was held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.

Barnet Levine, owned pizza shops
Newark area resident Barnet "Bernie" Levine died on Sept. 25, 2000, at Churchman Village.
Mr. Levine, 77, was born in Massachusetts. He was a self-employed businessman in the food service industry. He owned and operated several pizza shops in Maryland. He was a security guard in Delaware and a decorated veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Esther Saxton Levine and daughter, Felicia Levine of Maryland.

James Kevin Patrick Murphy, general contractor
New Castle resident James Kevin Patrick Murphy died on Sept. 25, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Murphy, 42, was born in Chester, Pa. He graduated from Christiana High School. He was a self employed general contractor for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army Rank E3 for four years and received the Army Service Ribbon Award.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Linda Dianne Elizabeth Murphy (nee Groff); mother, Eleanore Stella Koziol Murphy of New Castle; brothers, Joseph Murphy of New Castle, John Murphy of Brookhaven, Pa. and David Murphy of Elkton, Md.; sons, Kevin Patrick Murphy and William John Murphy, both of New Castle; and daughter, Dianne Elizabeth Murphy of New Castle. A Mass was held at St. Hedwigs.

Warner Woodward Naudain, S.A.R. member
Newark area resident Warner Woodward died on Sept. 27, 2000, at home.
Mr. Naudain, 83, was the president of Hollingsworth Oil Company in Marshalton before retiring in 1980. He was a second lieutenant in the Army during WWII. He was a life member of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and an elder of the church, a member of Sons of the American Revolution and an organizing president of the Huguenot Society of Delaware.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carrie L. Naudain of Hockessin; sons, Raymond W. Naudain and wife, Diane Jamail of Houston, Texas and Lynn B. Naudain and wife, Karen Coleman-Naudain of Hockessin; and grandsons.
A memorial service was held at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. 

Geneva B. Harrington, Hercules sec'y
Bear resident Geneva B. Harrington died on Oct. 4, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Harrington, 78, worked at Hercules Inc. as a secretary until she retired after 38 years. 
She was a volunteer for over 40 years for the Republican party during elections. 
She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hercules Research Center Women's Club and the Sassafras River Yacht Club. 
She is survived by brother, Edmond M. Butler of Penn Valley, Calif., sisters, Gertrude B. Cornell of Newark, Rachel B. Redifer of Fair Oak, Calif., Virginia Wallace and Allene L. King, both of Wilmington, Josephine E. Cole of Odessa and Marguerite B. Elborn of Earleville, Md.; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
A service was held at McCrery Memorial Chapel.

David E. Muirhead, former machinist
Newark resident David E. Muirhead died on Oct. 4, 2000, at home.
Mr. Muirhead, 72, had been a machinist at the former Amoco Chemical Corporation in New Castle until he retired in 1980 after 19 years. Previously, he worked in the tool and die department of General Motors and for Haveg Corporation. 
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS General H.W. Butner.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Page Findlay Muirhead; children, Diana Muirhead-Barlow and husband, Jay of Newark, Glen D. Muirhead and wife, Karen of Newark and Shirl M. Ramos and husband, Pete of Bear; sister, Margaret Heckrote of Philadelphia, Pa. and two grandchildren.
A service was held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.

Michael J. Daliessio Jr., Vietnam vet
Bear resident Michael J. Daliessio Jr. died on Oct. 5, 2000, at home.
Mr. Daliessio, 51, had been the owner and operator of Daliessio Brothers Contracting of Delaware until July of this year. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
Hewas president of the Countryside Farms Civic Association. He raced micro midget cars at Airport Speedway, New Castle.
He is survived by wife, Elizabeth H. (Frame) Daliessio; children, Michelle Metcalf and husband, Michael of Newark, Michael Daliessio III of Bear, and Mark Daliessio and Beth Daliessio, both at home; brother, Joseph Daliessio of Bear; grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. 
A service was held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.

Neil F. Thomas, owner of Thomco 
Newark resident Neil F. Thomas died on Oct. 6, 2000, at home.
Mr. Thomas, 67, was born in Wilmington. He was the founder and owner of Thomco Inc. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the 287th National Guard Band, the Kappa Alpha fraternity, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. 
He was a member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school Superintendent, chairman of the Christiana Education Building Construction Project and the Pastoral Nominating Committee.
He is survived by wife, Suzanne C. Thomas of Newark; sons, Neil F. Thomas II and wife, Beth and D. Jeffrey Thomas and wife, Deborah, all of Newark; and four grandchildren.
A service was held at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.

Helen E. Amoroso, Dravo welder
Newark resident Helen E. Amoroso died on Oct. 8, 2000, at her daughter's home.
Mrs. Amoroso, 82, was a member of Holy Family Church. During World War II, she was employed as a welder at the Dravo Shipyards. She was a committeewoman for the Democratic Party.
She is survived by children, Alice A. Schierl of Spartanburg, S.C., Linda A. Olenderski of Newark, Vito C. Amoroso Jr. of Alexandria, Va. and Joseph C. Amoroso of Newark; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of her life was held at the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Sara Elizabeth Wood
Newark resident Sara Elizabeth Wood died on Oct. 8, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Wood was 82 years old.
She is survived by sister, Mary Edna Taylor; sister-in-law, Lucille Gude; brothers-in law, Jeff Taylor and Francis Wood; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A service was held at St. Johns AUMP Church.

Emma K. Emery, longtime teacher
Newark resident Emma K. Emery died on Oct. 9, 2000, at Foulk Manor South.
Mrs. Emery was educated in a one-room school house in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County, Pa. She entered West Chester State Teachers College at the age of 16, graduating with honors in 1949. 
She taught English in Oxford and other Pennsylvania public schools. After pursing her graduate study at Bucknell University, she taught French at the Elgin Academy in Illinois. 
She pursued additional studies at the City College of London, England and at the University of Rheims, France. She earned a master of arts degree in education at the University of Delaware. 
Upon her retirement from Elkton Senior High School, where she taught mathematics for 21 years, she was the recipient of the Cecil County Public Schools Appreciation Award. 
She was a member of the National Education Association, the Maryland Retired Teachers Association, the Cecil County Retired Teachers Association, the Newark Chapter of AARP where she served as a nursing home volunteer, the Senior Center and the Newark Symphony Orchestra Society. 
She was a former member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and the New London Presbyterian Church where she was involved in Sarah Circle and the Bell Choir. 
At the time of her death, she was a member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church where she was also involved in Sarah Circle and the Bell Choir.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert W. (Bill) Emery; daughter, Jane Louise Emery; son, Robert (Bob) Emery, all of Newark; sister, Jane K. Harvey and husband, James L. of Marietta, Ga.; brother-in-law, Warren and wife, Pearl of Dover; cousins, nieces; nephews and one granddaughter.
A memorial service was held at the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.

Charles Eddie Foster, U.S. Army vet
Newark resident Charles Eddie Foster died on Oct. 10, 2000, at home.
Mr. Foster, 68, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He worked at Diaphane. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by wife, Anne Foster of Bear; daughters, Caroline Neikirt of Largo, Fla., Dorothy Briscoe of Newark and Adelene DePace of Milford; brothers, Robert Foster of Wilmington and Ralph Foster, George Foster, Allen Foster and Richard Foster, all of Newark; sisters, Adelene Robinson, Betty Mutter, Anna Mae Williams, Erma Moore, Mary Conway, and Hazel Immediato, all of Newark and Jane Holden of Fairfax, Va.; and grandchildren.

Randal Kim Jones, Air Force TSGT
Bear resident Randal Kim Jones died on Oct. 12, 2000, at the Arbors at New Castle Nursing Home.
Mr. Jones, 49, served in the United States Air Force as a TSGT at the Dover Air Force Base, 512th Air Wing for 17 and 1/2 years. He worked for 13 years at Boeing Helicopters in Ridley Park, Pa. as a Tooling Engineer. 
He is survived by children, Ryan Jones and Kimberly Jones, both of Bear, mother, Merle Jones; brother, Earl "Jay" Jones, both of Newark; primary caregiver, Claire Jones of Bear, and other relatives.
A memorial service was held at Robert T. Jones and Road Funeral Home.

Leroy Edward Debold, Foreign Service Officer
Newark resident Leroy Edward Debold died on Oct. 13, 2000, of a heart attack. Mr. Debold, 69, was born in Brooklyn , N.Y. He graduated from Stuyvesent High School for math and science, from Hamilton College with a BA in government and from University of Washington with a MA in East Asian affairs. He was a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. While serving as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, he learned several languages and traveled extensively abroad. He formerly served on the Hockessin Montessori School board. He was currently employed by Wilmington Trust. He attended Immanuel Church, Highlands.
He is survived by wife and daughter, Andrea (Andi) and Abigail of Newark; brothers, Franklin Debold of Coral Springs, Fla. and Albert Debold of Monroe, N.Y.; sisters, Joyce Ruth of Nanuet, N.Y. and Dorothy Ivan of Garden City Beach, S.C.; children from former marriage, Jacquelyn Wolfgram of Potomac, Md., Julia Debold of Georgetown, Texas, Thomas Debold of Los Angeles, Calif., Anthony Debold of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Charles Debold of New York, and ex-wife, Herminie Debold of McLean, Va.
A service was held at Immanuel Church.


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