PHOENIX, ARIZ. — PICKLO – Elinore Christine (Buksa), Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Wilmington, Del., died May 14, 2013. Elinore was reunited with her husband, John, and parents, John and Stella Buksa. Born and raised in Johnstown, she graduated from Johnstown High School, Class of 1959. She married John J. Picklo Jr., also of Johnstown, on July 25, 1959. They began their new life together in Honolulu, Hawaii, where John was stationed at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. After the Navy, John and Elinore moved to Delaware, where they made a wonderful home for themselves and their four children. Elinore was employed as a bookkeeper in the home construction industry and as an auditor for Holiday Inn and Hilton Hotel. Her last position was in the public relations-community affairs department of Astra Zeneca, formerly ICI Americas. She spent her free time decorating her home, hosting parties and creating memorable holiday dinners. She was very active in the Roseville Park and Log Run neighborhood civic associations. Most of all, she enjoyed working with her children’s schools. Elinore was blessed with four children, Christine A. DePetris, and husband, Steven, Merchantville, N.J.; John J. Picklo III, and wife, Cheryl, Wilmington, Del.; Nancy A. Picklo, Grand Forks, N.D.; and Matthew J. Picklo, and wife, Anna, also of Grand Forks, N.D. We will be forever grateful for her unconditional love and support; placing our well-being above all else. Grandchildren, Stephanie, Joshua, Michael, Michelle, Rose, Matthew and Ian, brought a special happiness into her life. Also survived by brothers, Edward, and wife, Mary Louise, Albuquerque, N.M.; and James, and wife, Tina, Johnstown; and sister-in-law, Jean Pentz, husband of the late Henry Pentz, Wilmington, Del.; also many nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 408 Harrison St., Wilmington, Del. 19805, by the Rev. Andrew Molewski, pastor. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. 19808. (www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com or 800-608-3533)
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Benjamin Martin Hadix
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Ethel L. Phenicie
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Linda A. Sral
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Ruth F. Huff
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Randell J. Weber
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Thelma Marie Weiland
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Dolores A. Kiddy
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Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
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