Gladys H. Ditchfield

November 4, 1928 - August 23, 2019

          Gladys H. Ditchfield, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George and Eva (Hanson) Harlan.  Gladys attended Roxborough High School and Temple University, where she met her husband, John.  She worked for the Newark Department Store and retired after 18 years.  In her spare time she enjoyed time spent at the Newark Senior Center, Newark U.M. Church and was a Jr. Board member for Christiana Care.

          In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, John Ditchfield; and brother, George Harlan.  She is survived by her children, Lynne K. Wegman (Dale) of Newark, John Ditchfield (Teresa Jackson) of North East, MD and Diane Marusczak (Kenneth) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; grandchildren, Scott Witmer (Anna Lawrence), Lauren Meier (Matt), Justin Ditchfield and Bryn Ditchfield; and niece and nephews, Jean Rossman, George Harlan and Tom Harlan.

          All services will be held privately at Westminster Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gladys’ memory to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties, P.O. Box 1106, Aberdeen, MD 21001.


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6 Condolences for Gladys H. Ditchfield

  • Rest in Peace my dear dear friend. we never lost touch with each other. I will miss you but i know we will meet again. I love you forever,


  • I know you all will miss Gladys but take this time with family and friends to remember all of the good times you shared together l.

  • My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom Her and my mom , Lois Valentine, were BFFs for as long as I can remember. She meant so much to my mom – always calling her and sending her the sweetest cards. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻💕

  • God will bless you, Gladys, for always having a smile and a happy memory to share. We talked so much about our children, Diane and Greg, and what fun they had in the neighborhood. I will miss knowing that I could run into you around Newark, perhaps at the grocery with Johnny. May you rest in peace and know you’ll not be forgotten.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. Gladys was a good neighbor and friend. I will miss her.

  • Prayers and love to all. Gladys was a very special cousin/friend and I will miss her and
    our times together.