W. Roger Cranston, 59, of 7 Crestwood Place, Hillcrest, died yesterday in memorial Division after a long illness.  For 23 years, Mr. Cranston was an accountant for the DuPont Co., retiring 10 years ago from the treasurer’s department.

Born in New Castle, he lived in Hillcrest for the past 30 years.  He was a member of the Hillcrest Methodist Church, Hillcrest and Marsh Roads, and a member of the Wilmington Optimist Club.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine Wyatt Cranston; two daughters, Mrs. Letitia C. Colper, Dartmouth Woods II, and Mrs. Linda C. Hamory, Faulkland Heights, and one grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday morning at 11 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 24th and market Streets, where friends may call Monday night.  Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Source: Morning News, December 7, 1968
Contributed by:  Shelli Steedman