“Oma” Johanna desCelles
August 27, 1923 – November 1, 2013
Johanna desCelles, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Java, Indonesia on August 27, 1923, Mrs. desCelles was the daughter of the late Harry and Marie Sibbald. A talented homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her beloved family.
Mrs. desCelles was an excellent cook, who enjoyed preparing delicious meals for loved ones. In her leisure time, she was an avid sewer and loved to dance. Above all else, she adored spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gus desCelles who passed away in 1994, and her daughter, Albertine M. desCelles. She is survived by her daughter, Edith Y. Puican and husband Richard of Newark, DE; grandsons, John Puican and wife Kristen of Elkton, MD and Mark Puican and wife Jami of Newark, DE; and 4 great grandchildren, Brie, Evan, Kylie, and Raegan.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE where friends may call from 2 pm until 3 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.