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Mary Midash

August 8, 1924 - March 9, 2018

Mary Midash, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Heartland Hospice House.

Born in McAdoo, PA on August 8, 1924, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Zurek) Matuskevich.  She married John B. Midash on July 5, 1947, moved to Delaware and together they raised four sons.

Mary was a gifted seamstress, making custom draperies for J.C. Penney and her family.  She also enjoyed making friends and meeting people in her role as a banquet server for several country clubs in Delaware.  Mary enjoyed going to Delaware Park and shopping, but her favorite role was wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker.  She was also a member of Holy Family R.C. Church.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, John, who died on December 9, 2016; youngest son, Randy; granddaughter, Melissa; daughter-in-law, Deborah; sisters, Helen, Julia and Sophia; brothers Paul, Pete, Michael and Edward.  She is survived by her sons, John (Sandy), Larry (Millie) and David (Lois); her caregivers; three grandsons, Larry (Kristie), John (Heather) and David; three great grandchildren; sister, Stephanie Mackin; brother Stanley (Patsy) Matuskevich; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Dorothy Midash; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friends, Sallie Midash and Chris and Tom Kelley.

The family extends their deepest appreciation to Shannon and Amy from Heartland Hospice and the nurses and staff at Heartland Hospice House.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 16, 2018 at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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  • Our deepest sympathies to all of Aunt Mary’s family & friends. We will miss her smile and laughter. A devoted wife to Uncle Buddy, she missed him so much. She loved us all and was always so positive, loyal & proud of her entire family. Our thoughts & prayers are with all her boys and their families. Pete & Maureen

  • John, Sandy & Family, Your in our thoughts & prayers for the lost of your mother. May your memories of her warm your heart & bring a smile to your face during this sad time. Horne Family

  • Dear Midash family,
    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She is a wonderful woman and such a great friend to many. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  • Dear Midash family, deepest sympathy on your loss. Aunt Mary was one of the few people who called me by my first and middle name. Will always remember her great laugh.

  • So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the times that your Mom and dad visited us in McAdoo. May the good times and smiles and laughter always be remembered. I am sure that her siblings and loved ones have all greeted her with open arms when she got up to heaven. Take care . Love Beth Ann

  • Larry and Midash family,

    Our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

    John & Joy Frazer
    Middletown, De

  • Dear Midash family,

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    May you feel peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Gary and Diane Eberhard

  • larry and mildred,
    chuck and i want to extend our deepest sympathy to you on your mom’s passing. she was quite a remarkable lady larry and i hope your fond memories of her will help carry you through this difficult. with our deepest sympathy to you and your family. love ellen and chuck