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Anthony J. Aurora

September 16, 1933 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 85)

Anthony J. Aurora of Smyrna, DE passed away on December 23,2018 at the age of 85.

He was born and raised in Hoboken,New Jersey, eventually settling in Delaware. Anthony volunteered and served honorably in the United States Army. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Madison Park, New Jersey.  He enjoyed judo, bowling, hunting, motorcycles, water sports but most of all, he loved and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was known for his quick wit and ever present smile.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie; son Steven Aurora and wife Inci; daughters Donna Aurora and DawnMarie Shane and husband Gary; 5 grandchildren, Gina Aurora, Michelle Aurora, Steven Anthony Aurora, Caitlin Aurora and Zachary Shane; and 3 great grandchildren, Brianna Carter, Isabella Crowell, and Cameron Stieber.

A special thank you to Delaware Hospice for the extra special care given to Anthony and his family.

Burial will be private.

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