Margaret Hedwig New of Clayton, Delaware died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. She was 92. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24 at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, corner of Massey Church Road and Clark Farm Road, Smyrna, Delaware. Interment will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, New York.


Margaret Hedwig New of Clayton, Delaware died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. She was 92.

She was born December 19, 1916 in New York City, the daughter of the late Emil and Martha Kandler Schrom. She was married in 1943 to Waldo Harry New, and widowed in 1972.

She was a 1933 graduate of Hunter College High School, New York City, followed by many years of employment in the clerical field. She joined her sister, Martha C. Gillespie, in 1976 after their retirement, sharing residence with her and her nephew, Victor C. Soreny.

She is survived by a brother, Randolph Schrom, of New Port Richey, Florida; a sister, Martha C. Gillespie, of Clayton, Delaware; four nephews: Victor C. Soreny; Philip Gillespie; Gerard Schrom; and Joseph Schrom; and three nieces, Linda O’Kelly; Mary Lou Pennington; and Kathryn Shaffer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24 at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, corner of Massey Church Road and Clark Farm Road, Smyrna, Delaware.

Interment will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, New York.

To send a condolence letter, contact www.delmarvaobits.com.

Arrangements are by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Smyrna.