Stella Markow Thomas, age 91, of New Castle, died Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Stella attended John Palmer Elementary until 8th grade when she was walking to school and saw a help wanted sign, and from then on worked to support her five siblings. She worked at the Ronson Plant until it closed, and continued as a housekeeper for two families she loved dearly.
Stella and her husband Harold “Tom” were members of the Nur Shrine, and she was a member of Sisterhood at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Her favorite place was on her deck, a space she filled with flowers and spent many hours rocking and visiting with neighbors.

Stella’s child was her dog Molly whom she loved dearly. When Stella lost Molly, she cried daily until she died. Molly was her life.

Stella was predeceased by her husband Harold "Tom" Thomas, parents Eva and Andrew Markow, and siblings Marie Bolinski, Ann Pugh, and Steve and John Markow. She is survived by her brother Paul Markow of Christiana, DE.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 5 beginning at 10 am at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 with a funeral service at 10:45. Interment will follow the service in Riverview Cemetery.