Celebration Honoring Scott Ward’s Ministry of Music at First U

Dear Fans of Scott Ward, Please come to a casual celebration of Scott’s music ministry on Saturday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There will be music, some readings, and an opportunity to share your favorite memories of Scott. Light snacks will be served afterwards in the Parish Hall....

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In Memoriam Laura Baumann

Our member, Laura Máthé Baumann, aged 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2024, after a short illness. Some of you knew her story and her connection with the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. She grew up as a Unitarian in Transylvania and this congregation. Her son, Phil Bauman, captures this...

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In Memoriam Parry M. Norling

Parry McWhinnie Norling, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 17, 2024, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. A service to celebrate Parry’s life will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. in the Atrium Meeting Room in the main building of Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Rd,...

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Jacqueline Marie Gellens Watson Obituary

Jacqueline Marie Gellens Watson, age 95, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Monett, Missouri, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024, at Kentmere Assisted Living in Wilmington, Delaware.   Jacqueline attended Monett High School in Missouri and later attended Wilmington College from which she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in...

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Pastoral Care Announcement – Chad Tolman

Chadwick Alma Tolman (Chad), age 85, of Glen Mills, PA, died on April 6, 2024 surrounded by loving family members. Chad was preceded in death by his son Kenneth (Tom), his parents, Ray Tolman and Ruth Male, and his brother, Radon. Chad was born in Salt Lake City in 1938, and went...

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In Memoriam: Florence Moisson Rice

Longtime, active member of First UU Wilmington, Florence Rice, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Florence and her husband, Dick, joined First UU in November 1979 following their transfers to Wilmington for Dupont assignments. Florence often said that after the first service they attended at First UU, they knew...

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In Memory of Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen, a long-time member of First Unitarian (of over 40 years) who has not been active in the last 4 years or so, passed away last week. Eric Olsen was 92 years old and died of natural causes at the home of his daughter on December 13, 2022. His...

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Pastoral Care Announcement: H. Ross Hawkins

H. Ross Hawkins H. Ross Hawkins died on July 7, 2020 in Sedona, AZ at age of 81, from complications with an infection in his heart and an aortic aneurysm. He is the husband of Beth Kingsley Hawkins, a 58 year member of our church, and Rev. Bob Doss married...

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Pastoral Care Announcement: Sam Stubblefield

Sam Stubblefield Sam Stubblefield died on Tuesday, July 28 after fighting metastatic lung cancer for years. Sam, Liz Muth, and their children, Drew and Evan, have been part of our First Unitarian Church community in recent years participating in religious education and worship. Sam was a well loved pediatric hospitalist...

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Pastoral Care Announcement: David Sheppard

David Sheppard As we announced on Wednesday, long-time First Unitarian member David Sheppard died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. We also extend our care and concern to David and Gayle’s children Rebecca, Paul, and Marc and we hold Gayle with love and affection as David’s loyal and loving presence is...

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Celebration of the Life of Scott Johnson Ward

All are welcome to join us on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) as we honor our beloved friend, honorary minister, choir director, music director, colleague, brother, uncle, and so much more, whose unexpected death in June left many of us in grief. Our service will be...

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