Miriam Jacklitch Scarborough
January 29, 1923 – February 11, 2014
Miriam Jacklitch Scarborough, age 91, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Born in Bay Village, OH on January 29, 1923, Miriam was the daughter of the late John J. Jacklitch and Edna Lins Jacklitch. She was a longtime guide and trainer at Longwood Gardens, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service.
Miriam was a gentle and loving caretaker to her family to whom she was deeply devoted. Her happiest moments were spent in the company of her adoring grandchildren. In her leisure hours, Miriam enjoyed reading, traveling and cooking. She was an avid gardener who relished time spent outdoors, tending to her well-kept flowers and yard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Ernest N. Scarborough, who passed away in 2011 and her brother, John Jacklitch. Miriam is survived by her children, James Scarborough and wife Carol of Earlville, MD, Barbara Scarborough of Greensboro, NC, Betsy Kenyon and husband Austin of Park Hill, OK and Robert Scarborough and wife Judith of Newark, DE; and four grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff of Compassionate Care Hospice and to Miriam’s devoted caretaker, Maggy for the exceptional care they provided.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Miriam’s name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to a charity of your choice.