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  • Obit: Hope Furuya Stoeckel

  • Hope Furuya Stoeckel, 69 passed away on July 8, 2013. She was born on May 28, 1944 in Tule Lake, CA to Takashi and Yone Furuya.Hope was born and lived in internment camps until the age of 2, then her family moved to Seabrook, NJ. She graduated from Bridgeton HS in 1962. She went on to earn her Masters in Education ...
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  • Hope Furuya Stoeckel, 69 passed away on July 8, 2013. She was born on May 28, 1944 in Tule Lake, CA to Takashi and Yone Furuya. Hope was born and lived in internment camps until the age of 2, then her family moved to Seabrook, NJ. She graduated from Bridgeton HS in 1962. She went on to earn her Masters in Education from Wilmington College. Hope worked 34 years in several Sussex County public schools, dedicating her life to helping deaf and mentally disabled children and their family’s. She believed in education for all. Hope married Allan in 1965 in Georgetown, DE. They were happily married for 48 years. Hope was preceded in death by her parents Takashi and Yone Furuya and her sister Susan Furuya. Hope is survived by her spouse Allan of Georgetown, DE: her sons Kirk A. Stoeckel of Columbia, MD; Christopher M. (Jill) Stoeckel of Virginia Beach, VA; her sisters Ruth Gilbride of Cherry Hill, NJ, Nancy Fukumura of Honolulu, Hawaii, Peggy Ikeda of San Francisco, CA: her grandchildren Jasmine, Veronica, Anthony, Ryan and Mia. A memorial service will be held at Shorts Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, DE on July 20, 2013. The family will be greeting relatives and friends at 1:00 p.m. and services will begin at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow memorial services at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Georgetown, DE. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Delaware School for the Deaf, 630 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Newark, DE 19713. Please memo all donations to Kirk Stoeckel. The family of Hope F. Stoeckel would like to thank the community, family and friends for all of your support and prayers.
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