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Obituaries for the week of April 26

04/26/2021 05:46PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Edward William Aughe, Jr.
Edward William Aughe, Jr., a resident of Parkesburg, went home to be with Jesus after passing peacefully in his sleep at his home on Feb. 15. He was 78.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1942 in Upper Darby, Pa. to Edward Aughe and Cecelia (Werner) Aughe. 
Ed is survived by his three children (two daughters and a son), their mother, two grandsons and four granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and another great-grandchild on the way. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Robert, and his sister, Phyllis.
Ed was a U.S. veteran and served as an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force. Ed loved flying airplanes and was learning to fly helicopters before taking ill. Ed had a great sense of humor. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and coached Little League baseball. He enjoyed country living. 
Ed received his bachelors degree in accounting,  and he worked in the food industry most of his adult life. He owned Ed's Delicatessen in Quakertown, Pa. in the 1970s and West Chester Glass Company in the 2000s.
No memorial or funeral services were held.

Clarence L. Gray
Clarence L. Gray, 71, a resident of West Grove, died April 19 in the Jennersville Hospital-Tower Health in West Grove.
Born in Elkton, Md., on Dec. 25, 1949, he was the son of the late Clarence E. Gray, Jr. and Catherine Eva (Doyle) Gray.
He is survived by his siblings, Alice Marie Kennedy (David) of Deland, FL, Roger W. Gray (Louise) of Nottingham, Gary Gray (Debra) of Cochranville, Carol Gray of Coatesville, Faye Hornyak (John) of Nottingham, Charles Gray of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Clarence was also preceded by his brothers: Larry and Delbert Gray.
The funeral service was held on April 23 at Crouch Funeral Home in North East, Md. 
Interment was in Rose Bank Cemetery in Rising Sun, Md.
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Jeffrey Michael (JP) Patrick
Jeffrey Michael (JP) Patrick, 50, of Bear, Del., passed away peacefully April 20 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia from complications associated with a liver transplant.
Born on Oct. 8, 1970 in Chester County to Gwyn C. and Helen D. (Holbrook) Patrick, Jeffrey grew up in Oxford, where he was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  He graduated from Oxford Area High School in 1989, received a degree in education from Kutztown University in 1993, and earned a degree in culinary arts from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh in 1995. He spent the next 24 years working in all aspects of food service, including roles as chef, manager, owner, and health/safety specialist. He began his relationship with his husband, Burriss (Burt) Wilson, Jr., on May 21, 2005, and they married on Jan. 16, 2016.
Friends and family were Jeffrey’s first love, and he often showed that love through food.  He was at his happiest inviting a group of people over to enjoy (and occasionally suffer through) his culinary experiments.  On the rare occasion an experiment didn't work, he was always the first to suggest it should be abandoned in favor of take-out pizza. Jeffery spent much of his free time traveling, and his outgoing personality and laid-back demeanor earned him lifelong friends across the country and around the world.
Jeffrey was predeceased by his father, Gwyn C. Patrick.  He is survived by his husband, Burt of Bear, Del.; his mother, Helen of Nottingham; his brothers Thomas Patrick (Kerry) of Rising Sun, Md., and G. Charles Patrick, Jr. (Tammy) of Nottingham; his sister Donna Patrick-Roten (Thomas) of Nottingham; his nephews, Brandon Patrick (Nicole) of Falls Church, VA, Cody Patrick (Taylor) of Havre de Grace, Md., Dusty Patrick (Kristen) of Rising Sun, Md., and Joshua Patrick of Nottingham; his niece MacKenzie Twardus (Dalton) of Baltimore, Md.; his grandnephews Jack Patrick of Havre de Grace, Md., and Chase Twardus of Baltimore, Md.; and an extended family of many loving relatives.
In lieu of flowers, Jeffrey requested that contributions in his memory be made to the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s art acquisition fund (
A celebration of his life will be held in October of 2021.

Maria Martelli
Maria Martelli, 87 of Kennett Square, passed away on April 14 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was the wife of Gino Martelli, with whom she shared 58 beautiful years of marriage. 
Born in 1933 in Civitella del Tronto, Teramo, Italy, Maria was the daughter of the late Carino and Giulia Di Luigi Lucignoli. 
Maria was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church since 1965.
In addition to her adoring husband, Gino, Maria is survived by her daughter, Stephania Price (John); son, Domenic Martelli (Jennifer); and her five grandchildren, Brandon, Austin, Alexandria, Luke and Giavanna. 
Maria’s viewing will be private. 
Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kennett Square. Interment followed at St. Patrick Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market St., Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
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Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

Linda S. Hampton
Linda S. Hampton passed away on Mach 25 at her residence in Oxford. She was 65.
Her husband, James Hampton, passed away in 2016.
Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Elijah J. Roberts and the late Ruby Edwards Roberts.
Linda was a packer at Herr’s Foods for over 15 years, retiring in 2018.
She enjoyed going to flea markets and being with her family.
She is survived by three stepdaughters, Lenna Pearson of Landenberg, Donna Hampton of York, and Crystal Alexander of Leola; one brother, Glenn Roberts of Milford, Pa., and one sister, Kathy Wood of Weaverville, NC.
Linda was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Roberts, and three sisters, Jean Price, Geraldine Barker and Rosa Hoosier.
Her service and burial will be private.
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Marjory A. Moran
Marjory A. Moran, a resident of Lewes, Del. and formerly of the Oxford area, passed away on April 24 at home. She was 82.
She was the wife of Frank E. Moran, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.
Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late James and Alma Mink Young. 
She was formerly employed with W.L. Gore, Barksdale Plant in Newark, Del. for 16 years as an administrative assistant.
Marjory was an avid reader and enjoyed the beach. 
She is survived by her husband; one son, Michael D. Moran (Cathy) of Elkton, Md.; three grandchildren, Chastity Moran, Justin King (Ashley) and Michael Moran; and one sister, Sandy Paisley (Arnold) of Lewes, Del. 
Friends and family may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 30 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. at 86 Pine St. in Oxford.
Services and interment are private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Compassionate Care, 20165 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
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