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Sharon A. Schaffer  

Sharon A. Schaffer

November 23, 1952 – March 21, 2014

 Sharon A. Schaffer, age 61, of New Castle, Delaware passed away peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Born on November 23, 1952 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Vaughn Thomas, Sr. and Beatrice Burk Thomas.

As an active member in her community, Sharon enjoyed being a member of the St. Anthony’s Club, St. Gabriel’s Lodge and Terrace Athletic Club, all in New Castle.

She enjoyed spending her leisure time crocheting and reading and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the apples of her eye.  Sharon will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and dear friend to many.   She will be dearly missed by the many lives she touched.

Sharon leaves many fond memories to her beloved husband, Gary W. Schaffer, of 21 years; three children, Nicole Johnson (Danny) of Millsboro, DE, Dennis Kalinowski (Carmen) of Perryopolis, PA and Leighann Schaffer of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Sandi Murphy (Bob) and Madalynn Thomas, all of of New Castle, DE; five brothers, Allen Thomas (Lucy) of Millsboro, DE, Vaughn Thomas, Jr. (Ellen) of New Castle, DE, Clifton Thomas (Cheryl) of New Castle, DE, Richard Thomas (Carolyn) of Bear, DE and Walter Thomas (Theresa) of Rising Sun, MD; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Phyllis Delpizzo of Wilmington, DE; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, as well as by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may visit with Sharon’s family from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday evening, March 28, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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  1. CREED = MYRTLE YORK, March 22, 2014

    SHARON WE WILL MISS YOU, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN ,GOD BLESSYOU

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  2. John and Bunny Bode, March 22, 2014

    Gary,
    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep Sharon and you in are prayers.

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  3. Peggie Morris-Buchanan, March 22, 2014

    I sure am going to miss your loud mouth and I say that lovingly I take after you remember. Now you’re up there with our parents so you guys can chill out and have a good time and watch over us. Love you and miss you dearly already. May you rest in peace Sharon.

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  4. Rose Ann Stacy, March 22, 2014

    First I want to say to the Family of Sharon A. Schaffer my heart gos out to you and may you find peace in all of this..Now to my friend Sharon girl you will be missed we had some good times lots of laugh some sad times too know that I will think of you often and miss you so much.. Go in peace my friend we will meet again again one day.

    Love you much
    Rose

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    • Rose Ann Stacy, March 22, 2014

      First I want to say to the Family of Sharon A. Schaffer my heart go’s out to you and may you find peace in all of this..Now to my friend Sharon girl you will be missed we had some good times lots of laugh some sad times too know that I will think of you often and miss you so much.. Go in peace my friend we will meet again one day.

      love Rose xo

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  5. Helen Peterson, March 22, 2014

    To The Entire Family, So sorry for all the sadness that you must be going through,I will keep you in my prayers.Great memories of Sharon and the whole family.May you rest in peace.Love,Helen

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  6. Kathy Hammond-Hamm, March 22, 2014

    Sharon you was a true friend and always had a smile or shoulder to share. You will be miss my friend. God got a special angle now. To Gary,Nicole,Dennis and Leighann. My thoughts and prayers are with you, along with the Thomas/Schaffer family. God bless you all.

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  7. Lori Doemling, March 23, 2014

    I grew up with Nicole, and spent many years with the family. We all went through allot, we argued, laughed, and cried, what I remember most about Sharon is that she was the kind of woman that, if you didn’t want to know the truth then don’t ask her, she was very kind, good hearted, with a touch of sassy when she wanted to be. Very sad to hear she is gone. She is going to be missed, but always remembered. Thinking of all of you and God. Bless. Love ya Nichole

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    • nicole, March 24, 2014

      Thank you Lori and I am sk sorry for your father as well

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  8. Dawn Thompson, March 23, 2014

    Nicole and family am so sorry for your loss.May GOD be with you all at this time and always.Words I know are not enough at this time, but just know if needed I am here for you and the family if needed.Heaven has received another angel.

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    • nicole, March 24, 2014

      Thank you Dawn

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  9. Dianne & Jeff Hendrickson, March 23, 2014

    We will miss Sharon’s big laugh, kind heart and welcoming spirit. Sharon will be sadly missed.

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  10. Richard Thomas, March 23, 2014

    RIP Sis

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  11. Margie Ayers, March 23, 2014

    R.I.P. Sharon…..you will be missed very much….love, your friend, Margie

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  12. Dennis&Carmen Kalinowski, March 23, 2014

    For my loving mother-in-law,you are sadly missed. You are a great mother and you brought two unique & special children into this world, whom you are proud of. I thank you for that. Because of you, I met my wonderful husband, Dennis. When we first saw each other, we knew we would be married forever. It was the happiest day of my life when we married,as the day I gave birth to the best children in the world, Jonathan,Matthew and Luke. We love you!

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  13. Angel B. Ramos, March 24, 2014

    Another one taken away from us to soon. We will miss you greatly.
    My prayers and heart are with with you. Love always, Angel.

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  14. Sharon May, March 24, 2014

    Sharon you are going to be missed by All that new You!!!! you have left
    us way to soon!!! May you RIP our thoughts and prayer go out to all your
    Friends & Family!! God Bless!!
    Sharon & Ray May

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  15. Michelle Leary, March 24, 2014

    Sharon Thomas Schaffer May you rest in peace!!!! Its been a few years since I’ve seen you or talked you, but I could never forget you..your smile,loud raspy voice,great personality and tell it like it is attitude are just some of things everybody’s going to miss!! You had a bad ass attitude with a heart of gold!! You will be missed by many. My prayers go out to you Nicole and the rest if the family..

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  16. Jesse Dale, March 24, 2014

    RIP Sharon

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  17. nicole, March 24, 2014

    Mom you left me to soon i needed more time i feel so empty and alone with out you right now all i know is that I love you and I miss you so much this is not fare you where not only my mother you are my best friend

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    • Denise Gouker, March 25, 2014

      I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do.

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  18. nicole, March 24, 2014

    I want to thank everyone for there thoughts and prayers and kind words my mother was a very special person there is no other like her and never will be she would be so happy to know how lobed she is

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  19. Madelyn, March 25, 2014

    Sharon , my life won’t be the same without my big sister , you may be gone ,But I promise you will never be forgotten. The world is a sadder place without you. You will always be in my heart. Rest In Peace !!!

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  20. Linda Kennedy, March 25, 2014

    Life around town will not be the same knowing I wont be bumping into your crazy beautiful self ! My condolences go out to the entire Thomas-Schaffer family.

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  21. melanie lynn, March 25, 2014

    Sorry to hear your mother passed she was a great woman

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  22. Denise Gouker, March 25, 2014

    May you Rest in Peace my friend. You are dearly missed. Prayers and hugs to your family.

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  23. Lisa C. Cooke, March 25, 2014

    Dear Gary, Nicole, Dennis and Leighann: I am so very sorry to hear of your shocking and unexpected loss. I can not tell you how sad I feel knowing you all have lost a very special person in your lives. After losing my own husband this past December, I know all too well how short life can be. I pray for your entire family and know that you will be in my daily prayers as you go through the days ahead. Stay close and stay strong; from what my co-worker, Gary, has shared as wonderful memories of a beautiful woman, inside and out. All of us at Southern Elementary will be thinking of you and want you to know that we will be there for you to gather strength and comfort in the days ahead.

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  24. Robert G. Burke, March 25, 2014

    RIP CUZ GOD BLESS YOU AND THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS LOVE BOB

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  25. Louie Defilippis and Tommy D, March 25, 2014

    Richie ,Walt ,Cliff ,Vaughn ang gang ,Tom and Myself are so sorry to hear about your loss ,Sharon was a fun and really nice girl ,we all loved her ,she was one of the gang, from the old terrace club down near boscos etc, lots of good memories to hold onto ,and im sure there were many more for you guys and girls, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tough time, Your Friends , Louie and Tom Defilippis.

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  26. Joann Begatto Kreske, March 25, 2014

    For Sharon,
    Delaware will not be the same without you! You are my dearest and best #1 Friend! I feel like calIing you everyday. I will miss n love you forever…

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  27. Daniel & Phyllis Johnson, March 26, 2014

    To Gary and family and friends of Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. She obviously was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. We regret that because of a prior commitment we cannot attend the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Once again, our deepest sympathy.

    Daniel & Phyllis Johnson

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  28. Carol Morris Parsons, March 26, 2014

    My prayers go out to the family.Rest in Peace Sharon.

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  29. Butch and JoAnne Murphy, March 27, 2014

    New Castle will miss you! We are so sorry for the loss of your mother , wife and our friend.

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  30. Steve Ballas & Cathy Cathcart, March 27, 2014

    RIP Dear Friend, You will always be in our thoughts and prayers, and if God willing, stop by the club once in awhile so we can still feel that joyful spirit ! Give Em Hell Sharon,, We will miss you !!

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  31. Steve Ballas, March 28, 2014

    RIP my lady friend, you will be missed and our thoughts and prayers will will be with you.

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  32. Lisa DiOssi, March 28, 2014

    Sharon will be missed! We are very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

    James Neylon and Lisa DiOssi

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  33. Punky, March 29, 2014

    May God Bless a wonderful woman! W/ lots of Love Punky

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  34. Ange, March 30, 2014

    I worked w/ Sharon way back @ Airport news…she was fun, loud, and unforgettable. I enjoyed working w/ her and having her as a customer…fun person! May God be w/ her family and friends during this hardship. Much thoughts and prayers to all. Sorry for our loss Gary, Nicole, rest of family and friends.

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