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.