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Louise A. Hyatt

September 11, 1943 – January 13, 2018

Louise A. Hyatt, age 74, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018  after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Born in Wilmington on September 11, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Carlton and Ruby (Littleton) Casson.  Louise’s career included over forty years of dedicated service to Wilmington University. In that time, her co-workers became part of her extended family. She had a tremendous work ethic, always willing to lend a hand. She cherished her family and friends as if they were gifts and enjoyed baking and decorating beautiful cakes for them. She treasured every minute  spent with her grandchildren, and loved to travel with her husband. Their passion for travel usually involved a cruise ship, but they frequented Atlantic City where they cherished long walks on the beach. Above all, she was a beloved wife,  mother, grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her brother, Merrill Casson.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John E. Hyatt, Jr.; son, Daniel E. Hyatt, Sr. (Louise) of Newark; daughter, Robin R. Eisman (Philip) of Ellicott City, MD; brother, Carlton Sonny Casson of Trappe, MD; and grandchildren, Natalie, Lindsay and Daniel Hyatt.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 12 pm until 1 pm at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  Funeral service will begin at 1 pm.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • I was so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. I know what a special person she was to Lindsay, as she always spoke of her grandmother with such kindness and happpiness. She enjoyed every moment she had with her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Cherish all the memories you have and be glad you spent so much time together building those great memories. Love you all! Katie Moran

  • Sending love and warm wishes to Louise’s family. She was a very special person and I’m so grateful to have had her in my life for 7 years while working at Wilmington University. Louise was the perfect model of class, kindness, integrity and style. I will dearly miss her.

  • Dear Jack and family,

    Sending my sincere condolences to your family. Louise was very good to me and a good friend. Wishing you all peace. I’m so sorry!

    Love, Pam

  • I met Louise in 1986 when I went to work at Wilmington College and had the honor of calling her a friend and colleauge for the 28 years I was there. She was a really sweet person. We will all miss her.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Louise’s passing. She was one of the sweetest people I have met while working here at Wilmington University. She would always stop to say “Hi” and was always smiling. She will be missed very much.

  • Much love to Louise’s family.
    I had the pleasure of working with Louise at Wilmington College in the 90’s. We shared many laughs over the years and I know she will be deeply missed.
    Warmest regards,
    Sue Walton

  • Jack, we are so sorry to read of your wife’s passing, even though we have not seen her in years, we remember her as a wonderful, lovely & caring lady. she will be greatly missed. our deepest condolences to you and your family..

  • Sending much love to all of the Hyatt family. We will miss Momma Louise very much. We always enjoyed hanging out with her at graduations, birthdays, and special occasions. Her warm, sweet smile would light up any room. She also dressed so sharp and beautiful and enjoyed doing so! I loved that. It was evident how much she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a blessing to all who knew her.
    Sally Reutter

  • So sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. We shared 35 years at Wilm U. Truly a wonderful person. She will certainly be missed my me and all here at WU.