Doris M. Schirling
October 10, 1935 – January 19, 2014
Doris M. Schirling, age 78, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Doris was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 10, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Roland Hall, Sr. and Marguerite Hurley Hall. She was a devoted and talented homemaker who dedicated her life to caring for her large family.
Doris had a deep affection for all animals, but especially loved dogs. She shared a special bond with her faithful Chihuahua, JoJo. In her leisure time, Doris enjoyed trips to Delaware Park with friends, and was an avid reader. Above all else, she was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sibilings, Leona Hemphill, Roland Hall, Jr., Victor Hall, Donald Hall, and Margaret Hall. Doris is survived by beloved husband of 44 years, Michael G. Schirling, Jr.; children, Rhonda K. Gannon (Jim) of New Castle, DE, Douglas L. Schirling (Margarita) of Middletown, DE, Michael G. Schirling III of Townsend, DE, Elizabeth Leon (Donato) of Townsend, DE, and Patty Lou Schirling of Chespeake City, MD; and 13 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 24, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702.