2011 In Memoriam

Joseph A. "Pat" Haggerty Age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in the hospice unit at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Born in Minquadale, DE, Pat was the son of the late John and Rose (Doherty) Haggerty. He served his country proudly in the US Army during World War II and then in the US Navy and the Reserves. He attended Goldey Beacom College for real estate. He worked for General Motors, retiring as the manager of the tool room. Pat enjoyed playing volleyball for the senior leagues and attending dances at Redwood.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 am at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 9 am. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from December 11 to December 12, 2011

Makary "Walter" Lowicki passed away in Wilmington, DE, July 17th2011. Walter participated in DSO Billiards and took Gold in 2007 in the 100-104 age bracket.

Harry Berlin "Buck" Semans, 83, Dover, passed away Wednesday July 06, 2011 at Christinia Medical Center Wilmington. He played softball on various local Dover leagues, and with the over 65 group of Delaware Senior Olympics.

herb grubb

Herbert F. Grubb, passed away on January 6, 2011 at age 93.

Herb was born in Wilmington Delaware and was an army veteran of WWII.

He was a former DSO volleyball player who competed in 3 NSGA summer games for Delaware (1993 - 97).


Roman Anthony "Ray" Ciesinski, age 89, of Hockessin, Delaware, died Friday, June 10, 2011. He last participated in the DSO in 2009. He competed in the 50 yard backstroke. In other years, he also competed in horseshoes.

Raymond J. Grygo passed away at the age of 61, on May 13, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Wilmington, DE to Carmela T. Grygo and the late Raymond E. Grygo. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, and he will be greatly missed by us all.

Ray enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in March 1968 and served until July 1970. He spent one year in Vietnam from June 1969 through June 1970 where he served as a deck seaman on a Mic-6 river boat in the Danang area. He enjoyed his experience in the Navy, from which he was honorably discharged. He joined the Dupont Company in September 1973 at the Engineering Test Center, transferring to the Experimental Station in 1994 as an engineering technician.

He was a faithful attendee at St. John the Beloved Church. He greatly enjoyed playing softball for over 30 years, and he especially valued the many friends he had there. He also enjoyed horse racing and the canine companions he adopted throughout the years. Most of all, Ray will be remembered for the way he touched so many lives with his compassion and kindness. He gave his support and time to many charities, such as mentally challenged children and adult groups and the visually impaired.

Albert F. Lindenstruth, B.S., Ph.D.

Age 90 of Cokesbury Village, was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey 1921, raised in Red Bank, New Jersey and died on July 20, 2011 in Hockessin, DE.

He was a 50 plus year member of the American Chemical Society, a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the DuPont Country Club, the Delaware Nature Society and the Wilmington Trail Club. He enjoyed reading, golf, traveling, duplicate bridge, gardening, skiing and the theatre. In 1996 his wife Beth died of a heart attack and in 2000 he married Rosalie W. Powell, whom he met in the Trail Club and who became his hiking partner in both the US and Europe.