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Helen L. Furman

Born February 19, 1927

Helen L. Furman, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Helen was born in Cleveland, OH on February 19, 1927 and was a daughter of the late William DeSelms and Mary Louise (Nielsen) DeSelms. A talented homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she adored. Helen worked later in life as a certified nursing assistant at Foulk Manor North.

Helen lived for a time in Germany where she hiked on Volksmarches. She was an amateur radio operator and used the call sign K3HLF. Active in her community, Helen gave of her time and talents by serving as a former officer in the Salvation Army. In her leisure hours, she enjoyed arts and crafts and was an exceptional cook and baker. Helen looked forward to attending the Florida Strawberry Festival whenever she could. Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William J. Furman; and a sister, Ruth E. Constantine. Helen is survived by her husband, of 64 years, Gerald J. Furman; daughters, Ruth E. Moncaleri-Ganter (Mike) and Helen L. Furman-Wacaser (Gary); son, Gerald J. Furman (Kim); 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Friday evening, August 28, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Aunt Helen and the rest of You Marvelous Furmans, we know all too well how sad this is for us here on earth but for her, what a reunion it is to see Jesus face to face !!! I know my Othermama was there to welcome her home with arms open wide! They are together now skipping and walking down the streets of gold! They are happy and healthy and walking up right, there is NO MORE pain! Oh what a day! I love you guys and pray God continues to work in your family and showers you all with Grace, Love and Comfort as you continue this journey here without her….much love Jill

  • Jerry,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will say some prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Patty Hughes

  • I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.

  • Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss of Helen. Wilma & I will remember the good times that we had. Take care and I will keep you in my prayers.

  • I miss you, Mom. We have a new baby girl today named Sydney. She is beautiful. You would love her so much! Love you!

  • Mom, you are surely missed. I really can’t express how blessed Leenie and I were to have the best Mom’s in the world. None of the old sayings about mother-in-laws’s applied to you two. I really enjoyed your presence when you and Pop would come to Florida to visit us. You were always smiling with quick wit and charm. Somehow you gave us peace just by being there. I love you and miss you so much.