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  • Obit: Thomasena Boyd Schilder Bulkley

  • Thomasena Boyd Schilder Bulkley, 91, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at her home in Dover. She was married to the late Wilbur J. “Bill” Bulkley from 1945 until his death in 2000.


    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1921 to the late Charles Schilder and Thomasena Hampton Schilder, she lived most of her life in Bucks County, Pennsylvania until she and her family moved to Dover, Delaware in 1961.
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  • Thomasena Boyd Schilder Bulkley, 91, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at her home in Dover. She was married to the late Wilbur J. "Bill" Bulkley from 1945 until his death in 2000.
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1921 to the late Charles Schilder and Thomasena Hampton Schilder, she lived most of her life in Bucks County, Pennsylvania until she and her family moved to Dover, Delaware in 1961.
    She was a member of the Kent General Hospital’s Junior Board, and spent many hours volunteering in the hospital gift shop and cafe while her husband volunteered in the Emergency Room.  She was also active in many charitable outreach activities at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Christ Episcopal Church.  Throughout her life she enjoyed singing in church choirs.  She and Bill were ardent ballroom dancers.
    She is survived by her son David Bulkley of Ardmore, PA, her daughter Susan Kellom of Alexandria, VA and her grandson David Peter Bulkley of New Haven, CT.
    Memorial services will be held 11:30 AM Thursday December 13, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church, 501 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901.
    In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 1374, Dover, Delaware 19903.
    Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.
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