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Amalie A. Butler Ledwith  

Amalie A. Butler Ledwith

January 10, 1933 – January 19, 2014

Amalie A. Butler Ledwith, age 81, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 10, 1933, Amalie was a daughter of the late Harold Butler and Amalie Merkle Butler. She made her career as a professional bookkeeper and worked for a number of companies prior to her retirement in 2003.

Amalie was a longtime and active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark. She was a gifted artist and following her retirement was able to dedicate time to her true love – watercolor painting. Amalie shared this passion with fellow members of the Newark Senior Center, where she was a member. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will be remembered for her gentle and kind nature.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William P. Ledwith, Jr., who passed away in 1998. Amalie is survived by her children, Amalie A. Rodek (Joseph) of Middletown, DE, Linda J. Allen (Michael) of Port St. Lucie, FL, and William P. Ledwith, III (Paula) of Newark, DE; sister, Sophie Mattheou (Chris) of Passaic, NJ; grandchildren, Christopher Feathers (Rebecca), Jennifer Brown (Frank), Jeffrey Allen, and W. Patrick Ledwith, IV; and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 12 Noon until. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Newark Senior Center Art Programs, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Danielle B., January 22, 2014

    Please accept my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Amalie Ledwith. Our Heavenly Father is deeply saddened that death affects the human family and provides comforting scriptures to help us endure through these tragic times. In His Word He tells us that He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm chapter 34 verse 18). He also provides a real hope where death will be no more and those who are in the memorial tombs will come out and experience life in Paradise on earth ( John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29; Revelation chapter 21 verses 4 & 5). Please be assured that these words are guaranteed and will happen soon.

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  2. Pete and Daryl Zarzycki, January 22, 2014

    We will always remember “Grandmother” as a kind and caring person. She was “Grandmother” to our family and we too are mourning her passing. I enjoyed spending time with her. Her spirit for life was evident in her art, which I love. She has left a piece of herself here for us.
    To Grandmother’s family, our hearts are with you.
    Peace,
    Daryl

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  3. Steven Kemp, January 22, 2014

    i am so sorry for your lost she was a sweet kind and wonderful woman i will always remember her i work for her and your dad at the grocery outlet at the new castle farmers market do not know if you remember me or not i never knew your dad pass away too am so sorry sending out prays for your mom and dad and your family i would stop by but i cannt because i am having surgery on thrusday take care steve kemp

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  4. Barb & Kevin McMullin, January 22, 2014

    Bill, We were deeply saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Paula and Patrick, and the rest of her family. We are here for you.

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  5. amalie rodek, January 22, 2014

    Dear Mom to know you was to love you. Our mother shared her full of life energy with everyone, and her lust for knowledge was unending.If you needed to find the answer to any question she would always know the answer. She was a loving caring person to her family and her friends. Her talents were numerous and diversified. She was a precise bookkeeper and a beautiful artist which she was very proud of. I can’t begin to list the wonderful things she did and accomplished in her life.If you needed her she was always there for us. All we had to say was mom do you want to do this or that and she would say yes. There was nothing she would not do for her family . She helped each and every one of us in so many ways. She loved us all without question no matter what we did. Her love and caring will be missed by all of us every day for the rest of our lives. Until we meet again we love you Mom

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  6. Marge & Bill McMenamin, January 23, 2014

    Our sincerest condolences for the passing of a wonderful lady. We were privileged to count her as a friend and are enjoying many of her beautiful art pieces in our home. What a wonderful memory.

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