|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1967|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2013|
Kimberly B. Baccino
Kimberly B. Baccino
Kim (Stoops) Baccino, age 45, passed away on March 9, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and friends after a courageous two-year battle with melanoma cancer.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on June 17, 1967, Kim graduated from Dickinson High School in 1985 and furthered her education at Brandywine College of Widener University.
Kim was employed by Bank of America (formerly MBNA) for 16 years as a Corporate Relocation Specialist. During her employment, she truly enjoyed her profession of counseling employees with their relocation needs. Her counseling skills earned Kim multiple awards and personalized letters for customer service excellence. Prior to joining MBNA, Kim was employed by Patterson Schwartz in their relocation department. She had a passion for real estate and was a licensed agent in Delaware.
Above all, Kim was an amazing mother to Tyler, Ryan, and Alexis, loving wife to Steve, and true friend to all who knew her. She lived for her family and friends, always putting others needs before hers, and was the glue that held the family bond together. She frequently hosted family gatherings, parties for her friends, and opened her home to her children's friends on a daily basis.
She was passionate about making memories for her family, especially through vacations. Her favorite destination was Hilton Head and Kiawah Island, SC. During her illness, she planned a wonderful spring break vacation to the West Coast that included the Grand Canyon, a hot air balloon ride in Sedona, AZ at sunrise on Easter Sunday, dune buggy rides through the desert, a quest to find a vortex for its healing power, and a fun-filled tour of San Francisco. She also booked an Alaskan cruise for the family, dreamed of taking her husband to Italy and her children on individual one-on-one trips. In addition, she thoroughly enjoyed watching her children's many sporting events, including baseball, ice hockey, soccer, and track.
Kim was vibrant, very outgoing, and had the innate ability to make you feel like you were her long-time friend even after brief conversations or meeting her for the first time.
Kim was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley K. Wilderman and sister, Jennifer Oliver. She is survived by her father, George Stoops; her stepfather, Joseph Wilderman; her husband, Steve and their children Tyler, Ryan and Alexis. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Stoops (Delray Beach, FL), his wife Aggie and their children Andrew, Lauren, Tim and Dan. She is also survived by her brother Kevin Stoops and his children Ross and Caileigh. Kim will be greatly missed by her father and mother-in-law, Richard and Elaine Baccino.
The family would like to thank the hundreds of people who faithfully prayed for Kim and convey a very special thanks to all those who managed Kim's care, especially her surgeon Dr. Joseph Bennett and her oncologist Dr. Andrew Himelstein of Christiana Care, and her oncologist Dr. Ravi Amaravadi of University of Penn Medicine, and all the doctors, nurses and staff at Penn's Rhoads 7 who cared for her during her last days.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15 at 2 pm at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where family and friends may visit with the family from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Hwy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Kim to either, Rhoads 7 Patient Comfort Fund at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, attn: Paula Pearson or Moving for Melanoma of Delaware, P.O. Box 954, Middletown, DE 19709.
Published in The News Journal from March 13 to March 14, 2013
Gracelawn Memorial Park
New Castle County
Created by: Richard Wright
Record added: Mar 13, 2013
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