Helen L. Furman
February 19, 1927 – August 19, 2015
Helen L. Furman, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
Helen was born in Cleveland, OH on February 19, 1927 and was a daughter of the late William DeSelms and Mary Louise (Nielsen) DeSelms. A talented homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she adored. Helen worked later in life as a certified nursing assistant at Foulk Manor North.
Helen lived for a time in Germany where she hiked on Volksmarches. She was an amateur radio operator and used the call sign K3HLF. Active in her community, Helen gave of her time and talents by serving as a former officer in the Salvation Army. In her leisure hours, she enjoyed arts and crafts and was an exceptional cook and baker. Helen looked forward to attending the Florida Strawberry Festival whenever she could. Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William J. Furman; and a sister, Ruth E. Constantine. Helen is survived by her husband, of 64 years, Gerald J. Furman; daughters, Ruth E. Moncaleri-Ganter (Mike) and Helen L. Furman-Wacaser (Gary); son, Gerald J. Furman (Kim); 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Friday evening, August 28, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.