November 21, 1938 – January 23, 2015
Claire Guise, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 23, 2015.
Claire was born in East Orange, New Jersey on November 21, 1938, and was a daughter of the late James K. Howell and Phyllis Staples Howell. She made her career as a home health care coordinator and retired after 30 years of dedicated service.
An avid music lover, Claire was an exceptional tuba player and was a member of the Clarion Brass Quintet and the Diamond State Concert Band. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed relaxing with a good book whenever possible. A loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, she was happiest in the company of her beloved family and will be dearly missed by all.
Claire is survived by her husband of 57 years, William E. Guise; sons, William E. Guise, Jr. (Julianne) of Bolingbrook, IL and James P. Guise (Lynn) of Middletown, DE; sisters, Ann Ross of Morris Plains, NJ and Jane Robinson of Central City, KY; 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Robert, Jacob and Samuel; and 2 great grandchildren, Jackson and Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, February 7, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 or Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713.