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Paul Arthur Howard Jr., 56
SEAFORD - Paul Arthur Howard Jr. of Seaford died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 56.
Mr. Howard was born in Milford, the son of the late Paul Arthur Howard Sr. and Doris Gloria Dolphin Howard.
He was a rural mail carrier for 35 years, retiring in 1997.
Mr. Howard was a member of the Nanticoke Sportsmans Club, a member of the Mason-Dixon Woodworking Club, a member of the Shore Seekers Metal Detective Club, and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford, where he served as the head usher at the early service.
He was preceded in death by a son, Army Pvt. John Lee Howard, in 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Bailey Howard of Seaford; a daughter, Nancy M. Howard of Seaford; and a grandson, Michael A. Passwaters at home.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's U.M. Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
In memory of Paul Arthur Howard Jr., the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. John's U.M. Church Memorial Fund, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, DE 19973.
Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home Inc., Seaford.
Patricia 'Tricia' Joan Pulliam Shillingburg, 67
SALT LAKE CITY - Patricia ''Tricia'' Joan Pulliam Shillingburg of Salt Lake City died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998. She was 67.
Mrs. Shillingburg was born in 1931, in Bayonne, N.J., the daughter of the late Walter G. Stanton and Ethel Virginia Stanton.
She had a career in medical record administration at hospitals in both Maryland and Delaware.
She represented the medical records associations of both states.
Mrs. Shillingburg was called upon by the government to assist in the training of medical records professionals in the Northeast and Midwest regions, when the health care industry began the ICD-9 coding system for diagnoses.
She devoted her time to art, her true love, upon retirement.
She was an accomplished artist in canvas and decorative art.
Mrs. Shillingburg sold her art on the east coast in several fine shops.
She also taught art in the Milford, Del., community and through private lessons.
Mrs. Shillingburg was a member of the Decorative Art Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Edward Shillingburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Karol Knoop and her husband, Bob, both of Salt Lake City, and Linda Edwards and her husband, John, both of California, Md.; and three grandchildren who were the light of her life, Jason, Regan and Patrick.
Memorial service will be planned in Milford, at a time to be announced.
In memory of Patricia Joan Pulliam Shillingburg, the family suggests that contributions be made toward cancer research.
Arrangements by Larkin Mortuary, Salt Lake City.
Lottie Mae Keene, 79
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Lottie Mae Keene of Cambridge died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in Dorchester General Hospital. She was 79.
Mrs. Keene was born in 1919, in Woolford, the daughter of the late Rev. Emmons Foster and Mary Thomas Meekins.
She attended the public schools in Dorchester County.
She worked at a cannery until her retirement.
Mrs. Keene was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Harrisville, and a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dilver Keene; and a son, Albert Horsey, in 1997.
She is survived by a brother, Charles A. Chester of Cambridge; two sisters, Sarah E. Foster of Cambridge, and Sandra J. Jonjo of Perry Hall; her stepmother, Mrs. Hazel Foster of Cambridge; a stepsister, Barbara Robinson of New Castle, Del.; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Horsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul U.M. Church, Harrisville, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery, Harrisville.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Cambridge.
Joseph F. 'Chuck' Winiesdorffer, 75
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Joseph F. ''Chuck'' Winiesdorffer of Woodbridge died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Winiesdorffer served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Mr. Winiesdorffer was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, a member of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club, and a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540.
He was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Winiesdorffer.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa J. Winiesdorffer of Woodbridge; three daughters, Frances Dillard of Dale City, Martha Wuethrich and Mary Padgett, both of Fredericksburg; three sons, Paul Winiesdorffer of Woodbridge, Joseph Winiesdorffer of Fredericksburg, and Andrew Winiesdorffer of Stafford; a sister, Clara Rose Mahoney of Wheeling, W. Va.; a brother, John Winiesdorffer of Wheeling; and 17 grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home in Woodbridge, where friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
Christian Wake service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, VA 22205.
John Ward Breasure, 86
GEORGETOWN - John Ward Breasure of Georgetown died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Harrison House. He was 86.
Mr. Breasure was born in 1912, in Georgetown, the son of the late Hervey Breasure and Sarah Lovey Breasure.
He was an agricultural farmer and poultry grower all his life.
He farmed his own farm in Georgetown.
He also drove a school bus for John Pepper in Georgetown for 19 years.
Mr. Breasure was a member of the Cemetery Committee of Asbury United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Asbury U.M. Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Effie Mae Breasure, in 1998; and a daughter, Sara Breasure, in 1998.
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret ''Peggy'' Breasure and Joan Breasure, both of Georgetown, and Joyce Breasure of Wyoming; a brother, Wilson Breasure of Seaford; a half-sister, Grace O'Neal of Seaford; and a son-in-law, Dan Herrick of Wyoming.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
In memory of John Ward Breasure, the family suggests that contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Route 2, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Paul A. Peterson, 91
HARRINGTON - Paul A. Peterson of Harrington died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 91.
Mr. Peterson was an electrician for the International Latex Co. (ILC) in Frederica, for 25 years, retiring in 1972.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Harrington Senior Center, and a lifetime member of Robbins Hose Co. of Dover.
He is survived by his wife, Frances T. Peterson of Harrington; a daughter, Phyllis I. Callahan of Middleburg, Fla.; two half-brothers, Harland Peterson of Camden and Robert Peterson of Frederica; three grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKnatt Funeral Home in Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901.
Marie M. Hammond, 69
HARRINGTON - Marie M. Hammond of Harrington died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was 69.
Mrs. Hammond was the daughter of the late Clarence Collins and Lena Collins.
She was a very loving tender person, who always kissed you when she met you and kissed you again when she said goodbye.
Mrs. Hammond was an avid horticulturist and loved tending flowers.
She was very creative in making different crafts.
She loved to listen to gospel tapes.
Mrs. Hammond attended the Milford Church of God.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Davis, in 1994; a brother, Paul Collins, in 1997; and a daughter, Linda Satterfield, in 1998.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Norris ''Babe'' Hammond of Harrington; a son, Frederick Smart of Laurel; six daughters, Ruth Ward, Doris Arbogast, and Blanche Ward, all of Delmar, and Nancy L. Ward of Salisbury, Nettie Mae Kemp of Henderson, Md., and Katherine Lynch of Denton, Md.; four sisters, Louise Ash and Hilda Lane, both of Camden, and Catherine Newton of Sharptown, Md., and Emily Bland of Harrington; two brothers, Alton Collins and Ralph Collins, both of Harrington; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melvin Funeral Home in Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 tonight.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
In memory of Marie M. Hammond, the family suggests that contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Hollis Tony 'Sonny' Robinson, 58
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Hollis Tony ''Sonny'' Robinson of Chestertown died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, in Chestertown Rehabilitation Nursing Center. He was 58.
Mr. Robinson was born in 1940, in Chestertown, the son of the late Hollis George Robinson and Thelma Edna Williams-Robinson.
He received his elementary and high school education in the Garnett School District.
He was a superb basketball player, playing on the Garnett High School team.
Mr. Robinson joined the U.S. Army in 1958, serving two years at Fort Lee in Virginia.
He was honorably discharged in 1960.
He married Doris Henry, in 1964.
Mr. Robinson was employed by the Joseph Rizzo and Son Co., in Newark, Del.
He was a beautiful, strong person who brightened and strengthened the lives of his family, friends and fellow workers.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, biking, and had a talent for art.
Mr. Robinson was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Chestertown, where he participated in various church activities.
He is survived by two daughters, Shelia Mae Robinson-Wesley and Melinda Donita Robinson; a son-in-law, Victor Alonzo Wesley; a grandson, Marus Lavonte' Wesley; a sister, Dianne Robinson-Brooks; a brother-in-law, James Alexander Brooks; an aunt, Mary Louise Wilson; a nephew, James Keith Brooks; a great-niece, Ardyn Tamara Brooks; a great-nephew, Trevor Hollace Brooks; and other relatives, Doris Henry-Robinson and the Jackson family.
Service will be noon Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Chestertown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pomona.
Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.
John W. Morrison, 80
MILLVILLE - John W. Morrison, of Millville, and formerly of Lancaster and Easton, Pa., died of cancer Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in his home. He was 80.
Mr. Morrison was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Winfield Morrison and Sallie Morrison.
He entered into a four-year tool-and-die apprenticeship with Armstrong Cork Co. after graduating from high school.
He also completed a five-year course in mechanical engineering, in 1943.
Mr. Morrison was employed by Turbo Machine Co., where he was instrumental in developing the machinery capable of mass producing mono-filament nylon into all the various products made of nylon that we enjoy today.
He also helped engineer products for air conditioning equipment and vending machines.
He later became involved in heavy steel fabrication which went into pre-stressed concrete bridge construction used on superhighways.
Mr. Morrison retired from the Victaulic Company of America, which produces large and small piping systems as well as many other products, in 1980.
He was past president of the Greater Lancaster Society of Tool Engineers, a former treasurer of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club and a past president of the trustees and chairman of the Building Committee at Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View.
Mr. Morrison was a 25-year-plus member of the Rajah Temple Shriners; a member of Dallas Masonic Lodge 396 of Easton, Pa.; a member of Easton Royal Arch Chapter 173; a member of the Pomp Council 20 Royal and Select Masters of Easton; and a member of the Hugh De Payens Commandery 19 of Easton.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth Morrison of Millville; two sons, John Morrison of Houston, Texas, and Ronald Herzog of Lancaster; a daughter, Vicki Husk of Pennsburg, Pa.; a brother, Ted Morrison of Zellwood, Fla.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, where the Rev. Joseph Burris will officiate.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to: Building Fund, Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Ocean View, DE 19970 or to Delaware Hospice, 600 Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.
John L. 'J.C.' Campbell Jr., 46
MAYTOWN, Pa. - John L. ''J.C.'' Campbell Jr., of Maytown, and of Lewes, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in his home. He was 46.
Mr. Campbell was born in Fort Campbell, Ky., the son of Patricia Horn O'Conner and the late John L. Campbell Sr.
He was a graduate of McCaskey High School.
Mr. Campbell was a supervisor of the truss department at J.C. Snavely & Sons Inc., Landisville.
He enjoyed motorcycles, boating and fishing.
Mr. Campbell was a member of Chickies Rock Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Mindy Styer-Campbell of Maytown; two sons, John L. Campbell III, of Mount Joy, and Steven W. Campbell, of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Sherry L. Slesser and her husband, Maurice A., both of Elizabethtown; two stepsons, J. Neal Fulkerson and Eric C. Fulkerson, both at home; two grandchildren; his mother, Patricia Horn O'Conner of Conestoga; a stepfather, Torn O'Conner of Conestoga; a brother, Gary L. Campbell of Mount Joy; and a sister, Deb Rulka of Elizabethtown.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Heilig Funeral Home in Mount Joy, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Emily R. Harmon Furr
SALISBURY, Md. - Emily R. Harmon Furr, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Genesis Elderly Care Center.
Mrs. Furr was the daughter of the late Louis Earl Harmon and Elizabeth Barclay Harmon.
She attended school in Princess Anne.
She married William J. Furr on Nov. 23, 1966.
She was employed by the Wicomico County Sheriff's Department in Salisbury.
Mrs. Furr was a member of the Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Salisbury.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Furr; five sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by a sister, Elsie H. Brown of Salisbury; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Cemetery, Salisbury.
Rozena Adamson, 57
SEAFORD - Rozena Adamson, of Seaford, died of heart failure Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. She was 57.
Mrs. Adamson was born in 1941, in Camden, S.C.
She was a domestic worker.
Mrs. Adamson was a member of the Refuge Temple, where she served on the Usher Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Adamson.
She is survived by three sons, John Adamson, Danny Adamson, and Willie Adamson, all of Seaford; a daughter, Linda Harris, of Seaford; six grandchildren; a brother, Renny Flecker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six sisters, Lula Belle Pinkney, Marthena Flecker of Fort Lauderdale, Mary Lee Moore of Camden, Mamie Linton of Seaford, Johnny Mae Chambliss of Bridgeville, and Katherine Taylor of Wilmington; an uncle, Luther Flecker of Norfolk, Va.; two aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Refuge Temple, Seaford.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Youngs Funeral Homes, Seaford.
Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Seaford.
Araminta M. 'Minnie' Ogorek, 80
MILFORD - Araminta M. ''Minnie'' Ogorek of Milford, and formerly of the Wilmington area, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 80.
Mrs. Ogorek was born in 1918, in Carney's Point, N.J., the daughter of the late H.C. McKaig and Ermina McKaig.
She enjoyed sewing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Ogorek, in 1966.
She is survived by a sister, Beatrice Reese of Fayettville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Anne Rigg Dreibelbis, 71
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Anne Rigg Dreibelbis, of Chestertown, and formerly of Merion, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville. She was 71.
Mrs. Dreibelbis was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Worrell A. Rigg and Catherine Durham Rigg.
She was a 1945 graduate of Lower Merion High School.
She married Charles B. Dreibelbis Sr. in 1946.
Mrs. Dreibelbis and her husband made their home in Merion, Pa.
She worked as a telephone operator with Main Line Medical from 1955-'70.
She then worked as a central station manager with Piquet Security, from 1970-'83.
Mrs. Dreibelbis also worked as a central station manager with Electronic Security, retiring in 1992.
She was very active as a Scout Leader with the Girl Scouts of America while in Pennsylvania.
She moved to Rolphs Wharf, in Chestertown, to live with her son after her retirement.
Mrs. Dreibelbis enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Dreibelbis Sr., in 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Charles B. Dreibelbis Jr., of Chestertown, and Dale W. Dreibelbis of Narberth, Pa.; two daughters, Anne C. Dreibelbis of Chester County, Pa., and Gayle E. Dreibelbis of Narberth; and a granddaughter, Lindsey Anne Dreibelbis of Narberth.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chadwick and McKinney Funeral Home in Ardmore, Pa., where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Local arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
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