Amanda Catherine Hagelstein
April 20, 1992 – March 8, 2015
Amanda Catherine Hagelstein, age 22, of New Castle, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Born in Newark, Delaware on April 20, 1992, Amanda was the daughter of Walter A. Hagelstein III and Catherine A. Callaway. She was a 2010 graduate of the Charter School of Wilmington where she was a member of the swim team and multiple national honor societies and received the Governor’s Award for Community Service. A 2014 graduate of the University of Delaware, Amanda majored in foreign languages and literature and was fluent in Spanish, French and German. She was an exceptional student who made the Dean’s list numerous times and was a recipient of the German Book award.
Active in her community, Amanda worked at the YMCA of Bear where she was a swim instructor and lifeguard. She recently began her career as a sales executive with Porsche of Delaware in Newark. Outgoing and positive, Amanda was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, cousin and friend who will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her devoted mother, Cathy Callaway of New Castle, with whom she lived; father, Walter A. Hagelstein III and wife, Andrea of Bear; maternal grandparents, Betty and Jerry Callaway of North East, MD; aunts, Carolyn “Aunt CC” Callaway of Elkton, MD and Francie Callaway Peters (Eric) of Wilmington, with whom she shared a special bond; cousins, Samantha and Cameron Peters of Wilmington; siblings, Amanda Rose Lala (Joseph), Renato Kane and Alicia Kane; nephew, Joseph Nicholas Lala; paternal grandparents, Brenda and Walter Hagelstein, Jr. of Middletown; grandmother, Rose Ranauto of Wilmington; aunts, Jeanine Heath (Geoffrey) and Adrienne Shearer (Andrew) all of Bear; cousins, Geoffrey, Jr., and Abigail Heath and Aubrey and Benjamin Shearer; special friend, Nathan Farmer; and many extended family members and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, March 12, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, March 13, 2015. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Amanda’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.