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Michael C. Acquaviva, 39
Michael C. Acquaviva was born on April 5, 1958, in Limestone, Maine; and took his own life at the home of our family in Milford on Feb. 26, 1998. He was a member of the Avenue Church Choir and the First State Harmonizers barbershop singing group. He was also an avid fan of American aviation as well as NASCAR racing's Dale Earnhardt.
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Theron Cramer, 60
Mr. Cramer was the son of the late Nellie Luckey and Joseph Cramer.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Cramer moved to Wyoming 18 months ago.
He retired from American Electronics in Pennsylvania , where he was employed as a mechanic technician.
Mr. Cramer was a member of the American Motorcycle Association.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Cramer of Ottsville, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Cramer; two sons, James Cramer of Brownsville, Pa., and Boyd Cramer of Philadelphia; a daughter, Cynthia Messick of Bensalem, Pa.; a brother, Floyd Cramer of Quakertown, Pa.; two sisters, Crissie Lasseter of Palmdale, Calif., and Charlotte Moore of Newtown, Pa.; and seven grandchilldren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Leslie L. White, 75
Mr. White was born in 1922, in Carlock, Ill., son of the late Leslie E. and Nellie White.
He worked for the Civil Service at the Dover Air Force Base for 32 years as a plane fueler.
Mr. White was World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Oleta A. White of Smyrna; a son, Robert Trout of Texas; a daughter, Kim J. Bessix of Smyrna; two brothers, Roger White of Colorado, and Theodore White of Illinois; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today in the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed & Bradford streets, Dover.
John Wesley Scotton, 82
Mr. Scotton was born in Hartly, and raised in Easton, Md.
He was a 1936 graduate of the University of Delaware with Masters Degree from New York University. He was an early meteorologist in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Scotton served four years in the Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marines, then he became a full colonel.
A career in former U.S. Weather Bureau and areas of private industry resulted in his becoming a (1970) Charter Member of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He remained a dedicated expert on air and water pollution, plus nuclear fallout. After moving to Yarmouth Port, Mass., in 1977, Mr. Scotton, a physical scientist, became advisor to various towns uneasy about their own environment.
Mr. Scotton was a tireless student of our universe; an active church member; a community activist, and an avid gardener.
He is survived by is wife, Carolyn Disbrow Scotton; a son, David C. Scotton of Washington; a daughter, Pamela S. Liebig of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, Paul of Dover; three sisters, Mary Scotton, Emma Roe and Hazel Chapin, all of Seaford, and one grandson, Zachery Liebig.
A memorial service will be held March 29 at the Methodist Manor House.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Methodist Manor House Benevolence Fund, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Clara Argoe Willms, 86
Mrs. Willms was born in 1911, in Milford, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Cora E. Prettyman.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Willms was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Willms; a daughter, Mary Stafne of Cookeville, Tenn.; a half-brother, James Saunderson of Milford and two grandsons, Michael A. Stafne of Blacksburg, Va., and Mark W. Stafne of Nashville, Tenn.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Slaughter Neck United Methodist Church, c/o Ethel Graham, R.D. 1, Box 132, Milford, DE 19963 or to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Miles P. Jones Sr., 79
Mr. Jones was a truck driver with Anchor Motor Freight Co. for over 40 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of the Million Mile Club, driving over a million miles accident-free, and also the Teamsters Local 326. He was also a member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Townsend.
Mr. Jones was a gentleman farmer in his spare time, raising beef cattle and farming grain on his farm near Townsend.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel N. Jones; three sons, Miles Jr., Ike and Jeffery M., all of Townsend; one daughter, Phyllis D. Jones of Townsend; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Main Street, Townsend, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Townsend Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Immanuel United Methodist Church, Main Street, Townsend, DE 19734.
Anna Hennaha, 82
Ms. Hennaha was born in 1915, in Millsboro.
She was an LPN at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes for 20 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy S. Bowman of Lewes; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Gladys V. Hughes, 86
Mrs. Hughes was born in Porter, Okla., the daughter of the late Roland and Freddie Pitts Fay.
She was a graduate of the Manual Training High School.
Mrs. Hughes worked as a housekeeper for most of her adult life.
She was a long time active member of the Spencer Memorial Methodist Church, where she served on numerous committees throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Leon Hughes Sr. , in 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Freddie R. Gordon of Dover, and Tenita L. Moss of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, S. Leon Hughes Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Granger Funeral Home, 812 Emporia St., Muskogee, Okla.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St., Dover.
Burial will be in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.
Philip J. Lee, 84
Mr. Lee was born in 1914, in Chester, Pa., the son of the late Frank Lee and Florence Boylin.
He was a Navy veteran in World War II.
Mr. Lee worked for the Sun Oil Co. for 37 years as a shift foreman and retired in 1966.
He attended St. Judes Catholic Church, Five Points; a member of Knights of Columbus, Christopher Council; 1st Degree Knight in Brandywine Club; a member of Lewes Senior Center.
He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Bargelski of Wilmington.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Del. 1 & Five Points, Lewes, where Father Phillip Sheekey will officiate.
Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Burial will be in the Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Casa San Francisco Center, P.O. Box 38, Milton, DE 19966.
Christian Gernert III, 69
Mr. Gernert was born in 1928, in Easton, the son of the late Christian and Lillian Collins Gernert Jr.
He was educated in Queen Anne's County.
Mr. Gernert worked as a waterman until the Korean Conflict. From 1951 to 1952, he was a staff sergeant, radar equipment foreman with the U.S. Army. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to work as a waterman until the mid '60s. At that time, he began working in the field of carpentry, retiring seven years ago.
He was a past member of the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Magrogan of Deland, Fla.
He is survived by five brothers, George Gernert of Lenoir, N.C., Mickey Gernert, Charles Gernert, and William Gernert, all of Grasonville, and Francis Gernert, of Wallingford, Conn.; two sisters, Lillian Capel of Centreville, Md., and Mary Hayman of Queenstown, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Old Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Queen Anne's Hospice, P.O. Box 179, Centreville, MD 21617.
Jane Marie Quinn Burns, 72
Mrs. Burns was born in 1926, in Stevensville, daughter of the late William L. and Janie Gardner Quinn.
She attended school in Queenstown and Centreville.
Mrs. Burns worked for Friel's Cannery in Queenstown, then during World War II, she worked for the defense plant in Chestertown. She worked for Bills Bargin Center in Grasonville, now Main Street Market, for 30 years until retiring in 1991.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Jane Towers of Stevensville; three brothers, William L. Quinn, Millard E. Quinn and John R. Quinn, all of Grasonville; one sister, Emily E. Jones of Grasonville; two grandsons, Keith and Greg Towers of Stevensville.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Stevensville Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's County, P.O. Box 179, Centreville, Md. 21617.