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Michelle Anne Chatellier

November 3, 1956 – October 6, 2013

 

Michelle Anne Chatellier, age 56, of Bear, DE passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Born in Chester, PA on November 3, 1956, Michelle was the daughter of Charles Scheib and Lois Robinson Scheib. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, she made her career as a pharmacy technician. Michelle worked for Happy Harry’s for over 20 years, and most recently was employed by the Rite Aid Corporation for 6 years.

She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets, swimming, and cooking. Michelle adored being outside and was happiest in her garden or bicycling with her family. A true people person, she was quick to lend a hand or a kind smile. Michelle was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Scheib, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Dana Stewart Chatellier; mother, Lois Robinson Scheib; daughter, Jacqueline Rowe; sister, Karen Conway and husband Tom; granddaughter, Alyssa Donaldson; nephews, Matthew and Shaun Conway; and sister-in-law, Ellen Stevens, and husband, Billy.
Friends may call 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blood Bank of Delmarva, 100 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Ashley Hill, October 7, 2013

    My condolences to her family & friends.

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Ashley:

      Thank you.

      –Dana Chatellier

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  2. Mary Jo Metz, October 7, 2013

    My heart is sadden with the passing of Michelle. She alway had a warm smile to greet you with. Our thoughts and prayer are with her husband Dana, and family that she leaves behind. God Bless you

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Mary Jo:

      Thank you so much for everything you and your family have done for me, and for both of us over the years.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  3. John Micklos, Jr., October 7, 2013

    Dana,

    We are so sorry to hear of Michelle’s death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John and Debbie Micklos

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear John and Debbie:

      It was good to see you on Friday night. I wish it had been for a happier occasion.

      See you soon.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  4. Shirley Pizzola, October 8, 2013

    Denise and I are saddened by your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Pizzola Family:

      Thank you.

      –Dana Chatellier

      Reply
  5. John Burmeister, October 8, 2013

    Words cannot describe the shock and sorrow that I felt upon learning of Michelle’s death yesterday morning. The Scheib/Chatellier family has been part of our University of Delaware CHEM/BIOC family for a very long time, with Michelle, her father, and Dana having earned degrees from our Department during my tenure. Michelle served as a part-time TA for us for quite a few years, and Dana has served as our Education Specialist for the past 27 years. Michelle’s warm smile belied the fact that she was a demanding instructor with high standards.She and Dana formed a wonderful whole, which has now been torn asunder, with no warning. We share Dana’s grief, and will keep him in our prayers.

    JB

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Dr. B:

      Thank you for your kind words. On ratemyprofessors.com, there are some unkind things written about Michelle’s efforts. You summarized her philosophy as an educator much more correctly, in my (admittedly biased) opinion.

      Dana C.

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  6. Cathy Bentzley, October 8, 2013

    I first met Michele at UDel during our graduate school days about twenty years ago. Her upbeat personality and witty outlook were strong assets in all of her teaching adventures. Our friendship continued through the years and I was a fortunate person to have experienced her kindness and thoughtfulness on several occasions. I will sorely miss my friend.
    My most heartfelt sympathies go to Dana and family. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Cathy:

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope all is well with you and the boys, and I hope to see you soon.

      –Dana C.

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  7. Carol Schlegel, October 8, 2013

    Dear Dana, I ‘m so very sorry to hear of your wife, Michelle’s death. As you know, I can identify with the feelings you’re experiencing. The months ahead will be very difficult. Look to God for strength and know
    that others have survived such losses.

    Peace,
    Carol

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Carol:

      Thank you for writing, and for your encouraging words. Among those in attendance at the memorial service were John and Debbie Micklos, Donna Kurrle, and Tom Guider. There may be an AA reunion in the works. I’m sure Mark will keep you in the loop. I hope to see you soon. What is Carolou up to these days?

      Dana C.

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  8. Donna Kurrle, October 9, 2013

    Dear Dana,
    So saddened to hear of your wife ‘s sudden death. I know your heart is heavy, but know that God is holding you in the palm of his hand and will heal you in time. It is difficult to lose a spouse, but I understand your loss. I hope you receive all the answers you need to put your mind at ease. Know that you are in the prayers of many in our Active Adult group.

    May God give you Peace soon,
    Donna

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Donna:

      It was good to see you Friday night. An AA reunion would be a wonderful thing, even if we have to resort to Skype for some people. Keep in touch.

      Dana C.

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  9. Kathy Werrell, October 9, 2013

    Dana, although I never knew Michelle, I have no doubt that she was a wise and wonderful person. I can only pray that you and your family will find joy in the wonderful memories that you formed over the 22 years of your marriage, and that you will feel God’s presence (and Michelle’s too!) with you always, especially in the days, weeks and months ahead.
    Shalom,
    Kathy

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Kathy:

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope all is well with you and your family.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  10. Lynda Syme French, October 9, 2013

    We were greatly saddened by the news of Michelle’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lynda & Charlie

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Lynda and Charlie:

      Thank you.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  11. Victor Edwards, October 10, 2013

    Dear Dana

    I am very sory to hear that your wife Michelle has passed away. I do not think I ever met her, but I am very sadden by her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Victor Edwards

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Vic:

      Thank you for your kind words. It was good to see a lot of people I hadn’t seen for a while at the memorial service — John and Debbie Micklos, Bill Boyd, Tom Guider, Donna Kurrle, to name a few. Stay in touch, and feel free to visit whenever you’re in Delaware.

      Dana C.

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  12. Bill Boyd, October 11, 2013

    Dana,

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I hope you will find comfort from others in your family and from your friends.

    Bill

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Bill:

      Thank you for your kind words. It was good to see you on Friday. I hope all is well with you and your family. Give Amy my best wishes.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  13. Regina Simon, October 11, 2013

    Dear Dana,

    We were greatly saddened by the news of Michelle’s passing. Her warm smile and laughter will be missed from your visits to our yard. You are in our thoughts and prayers…Gina, Howard and Ben

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Simon Family:

      Thank you for your kind words. It was good to see Gina on Friday, with Mr. Z in tow.

      We’ll catch up in more detail soon.

      Dana C.

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  14. Frank and Heiddy, October 11, 2013

    Dana,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers!!! We always looked forward to see her on our walks around the neighborhood. Her warm smile and kind words will surely be missed.

    Frank and Heiddy

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Frank and Heiddy:

      Thank you. You have always been very kind to us and our dogs, and anybody who is a friend of Taisch and Tara is a friend of ours.

      We’ll catch up in more detail soon.

      Dana C.

      Reply
  15. Regina Phillips Buckley, October 11, 2013

    Dr.Chatillier,

    I am very sorry to hear about Michelle. She really helped me to understand chemistry when she was my TA over 15 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter, and the rest of your family at this painful time in your life.

    Regina Buckley

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    • Dana Chatellier, October 13, 2013

      Dear Regina:

      Thank you for your kind words. If you would like to honor Michelle’s teaching efforts, please log on to ratemyprofessors.com and tell them what you just told me. There are some uncomplimentary statements about her there, and I believe that they are misguided.

      I appreciate your taking the time to write. I hope all is well with you and yours.

      Dana Chatellier

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      • Regina Phillips Buckley, October 25, 2013

        Dr. Chatellier,

        I would love to write my comments about Michelle on ratemyprofessor.com. I did found it on line, but could only find your name and not Michelle’s. Would it be listed under some other category? Please let me know how to get into her section.

        Sincerely,

        Regina

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        • Dana Chatellier, November 8, 2013

          Dear Regina:

          You should be able to find it under her full name. Search under “Michelle Chatellier” and see what happens. Thank you for caring enough to do this.

          –Dana Chatellier

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  16. Marian MacMillan, October 15, 2013

    Dear Dana – We just returned from a trip to Cape Cod and found JB’s e-mail. I was so shocked and saddened to read about Michelle. She was always such fun to be around and I always enjoyed her visits to my office. We had many laughs and really good talks. I knew I could count on Michelle’s help with students needing tutoring at the last minute. She was always so helpful.

    I would have come to Michelle’s memorial had I been around. I am heartbroken for you and her family and hope God will help you cope with your loss.

    Fondly,
    Marian

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  17. Deborah See, November 8, 2013

    Dear Dana,

    I learned of Michelle’s passing last week. What an awful shock!
    I hope GOD smiles down on you and yours and helps you through your grief.

    Sincerely,
    Deborah See

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    • Dana Chatellier, November 18, 2013

      Dear Debbie:

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope all is well with you and your family.

      –Dana C.

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