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.