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Daniel S. Guerke, 25
PHILADELPHIA - Daniel S. Guerke of Wilmington and a native of Milford, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, of complications following bone marrow transplants in Hahnemann University Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Mr. Guerke was born and raised in Milford and was a 1991 graduate of Milford High School where he was an honors student and athlete. He was also a graduate of the University of Delaware with degrees in finance and in accounting. He was an active member of the University of Delaware rugby club team. During his college career he also worked full time at Grotto's Pizza, both at the beach and in Wilmington, and later at Buckley's Tavern near Wilmington.
Most recently, Mr. Guerke was associated with The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa.
He will be remembered by his friends and family for his outgoing nature, wit and sense of humor. He was also an avid football fan.
Mr. Guerke, was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago and faced his illness with dignity and courage.
He is survived by his devoted girlfriend, Allison Fox of Baltimore; his mother, Gwen Guerke of Milford, and a columnist for the Delaware State News; his father, Stephen Guerke of Bethany Beach; his younger brother, Matthew Guerke of Newark; his maternal grandparents, Frances and Bernard Frankel of Milford; as well as a large extended family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ann and Richard Guerke of Wilmington and Bethany Beach.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Southeast Front Street, Milford. Memorial donations in his name may be made to I. Brodsky Associates, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Broad and Vine streets, Mail Stop 212, 15th Floor South Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192. Contributions will be forwarded to the bone marrow unit.
Alaine Iceria Seacord, 87
FREDERICA - Alaine Iceria Seacord of Frederica, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. She was 87.
Ms. Seacord was born in 1911, in Thorfare, N.J., the daughter of the late Charles Edward Matlack and Sarah Jane Matlack.
She was a homemaker.
She enjoyed walking and visiting friends and neighbors.
Ms. Seacord attended Trinity Methodist Church in Frederica, in her early years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Seacord, in the early '60s.
She is survived by a daughter, Blanche A. Collum and her husband, Jesse, both of Magnolia; a brother, Benjamin Matlack of Frederica; a granddaughter, Annette Renee Hunter of Wyoming; a grandson, William E. Looney of Felton; five great-grandchildren, Amanda Iceria Hunter and Andrew Hunter, both of Wyoming, and Rebecca Looney, Eric Looney, and Jessica Looney, all of Felton; a stepgrandson, Tommy Ware of Felton; and a stepgranddaughter, Ladawn Lomley of Allentown, Pa.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Gladys V. Abbott Hawkins, 83
HARRINGTON - Gladys V. Abbott Hawkins of Harrington died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 83.
Ms. Hawkins was born in Pack County, Ga., the daughter of the late George W. Coggins and Lona Coggins.
She worked for the state of Delaware for 15 years.
Ms. Hawkins enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles play.
She was a good listener and liked to play cards, especially Rummy.
Ms. Hawkins was a member and past president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 99 in Dover, and a member of the Harrington Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William D. Abbott; and her second husband, Orville K. Hawkins.
She is survived by two sons, Larry M. Taylor of Laurel, and Jesse D. Abbott of North Bowers Beach; three brothers, Lamar Coggins and Fred Coggins, both of Thomaston, Ga., and Donald L. Coggins of Albany, Ga.; three grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today
Burial will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery.
Grace Elizabeth Meeker Thomas, 95
MILFORD - Grace Elizabeth Meeker Thomas of Milford died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in Milford Manor. She was 95.
Ms. Thomas was born in 1903, the daughter of the late Peter Meeker and Ada Meeker.
She graduated from Churchill Village School.
She then attended business school and a music academy.
Ms. Thomas was a piano teacher for many years.
She also worked on the farm with her husband and children.
She worked at a variety of other jobs when times were tough.
Among them were Coopersmiths Sewing Room; Wilkins Packing; as a cashier for Schine's Theater; as a clerk for Western Union Office; a veterinarian assistant; and as a nurse's aide at Milford Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Thomas later worked for Quality Care helping ''old folks.''
She cared for many foster children as well as senior citizens in her home.
She not only played the piano, but she also sang solo and duets at church and other places.
She volunteered for many projects.
Ms. Thomas was still playing both piano and organ at the Harrington Senior Center, where she drove three times a week just before her stroke at 9112 years of age.
She is survived by four children, Ada F. Petrun of Library, Pa., Charles P. Thomas of Lynchburg, Va., Walter N. Thomas of Milford, and Barbara A. Rollyson of Walkersville, Md.; a grandson, Jon A. Thomas whom she raised; 27 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Friends also may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Berry/Short Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Sixto Perez Torres, 85
EARLEVILLE, Md. - Sixto Perez Torres of Earleville died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in the home of his daughter. He was 85.
Mr. Torres was born in 1912, in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
He came to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Chester, Pa.
Mr. Torres was a self-employed home improvement contractor.
He continued his work after moving to Maryland in 1971.
He retired in 1978.
Mr. Torres was a member of St. Anthony's of Padua Roman Catholic Church of Chester, a member of St. Dennis Roman Catholic Church in Galena, a member of the Crystal Beach Civic Assoc., and a member of the Lower Cecil County Senior Citizens.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Concetta Ciarlante Torres, in 1993.
He is survived by three sons, Salvatore Famiano of Norristown, Pa., Efrain Perez of Brooklyn, N.Y., and John Torres of Bear, Del.; four daughters, Madelin Sweeney of Chester, Tomasa Simmons of Upland, Pa., Christine Cordingley of Glasgow, Del., and Diane Nichols of Chestertown, Md.; a brother, Inocencio Perez of Vieques; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dennis Roman Catholic Church in Galena, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to service.
Burial will be private.
In memory of Sixto Perez Torres, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society; or the St. Dennis Roman Catholic Church, c/o Galena Funeral Home, Box 235, Galena, MD 21635.
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.
Ernest R. 'Penny' McClain, 75
NEWARK - Ernest R. ''Penny'' McClain of Newark died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. McClain was born in New Castle.
He taught welding for the Board of Education, during World War II.
He also welded on landing crafts for the war effort.
Mr. McClain was a retired driver from Anchor Motor Freight.
He also taught welding for Delaware Technical and Community College at Stanton following his retirement.
He had hosted the class of 1941 of William Penn High School gatherings for the past five years.
Mr. McClain was a member of the Teamsters Local 326.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan Hall McClain of Newark; three sons, Ernest S. McClain of Smyrna, Sandy L. McClain of New Castle; and Stephen G. McClain of Fair Hill, Md.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home in Wilmington Manor, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in the Christiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Christiana.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Elfreda Roberta Fentress Cameron, 61
DOVER - Elfreda Roberta Fentress Cameron of Dover died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998. She was 61.
Ms. Cameron was born in 1936, in Princess Ann County, Va., the daughter of the late Seroy Fentress and Mamie Fentress.
She received her complete education in the New York City public school system, graduating from the Eastern District High School.
She worked in civil service with the state of New York.
Ms. Cameron also worked in a senior administrative position, retiring in 1988.
She moved to Dover after her retirement.
She will be remembered as a kind, sensitive, and caring person who will be greatly missed by her family.
Ms. Cameron was an active member of the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, where she was involved with the adult Sunday school and the Helping Hand Club.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Cameron Sr. of Dover; three sons, Edward Osbourne and George Osbourne, both of New York City, and James Cameron Jr. of Dover; three sisters, Vivian Fentress-Mullins of New York City, and Linda Gaines and Diane Gaines, both of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Eliah Gaines of Dover; a stepfather, Eli Gaines Sr. of New York City; a grandson, Hakeem Osbourne; two granddaughters, Renee Cameron and Zhyair Cameron; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Service will be noon Tuesday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Ralph 'Ralphie' Deaton, 37
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Ralph ''Ralphie'' Deaton of died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in St. Vincent Hospital. He was 37.
Mr. Deaton was born in 1960, the son of the late Ralph Junior Deaton and Bronte Thomas Deaton.
He graduated from Kent County High School in 1978.
He also graduated from Morgan State University with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree.
Mr. Deaton matriculated at North Carolina Central Law School.
He was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Gamma Chapter.
He won a scholarship from the Drama Department, while at North Carolina Central Law School.
Mr. Deaton started to perform regularly at various dinner theatres in the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C.
He then moved to New York City, where his first performance was given with a group known as ''Special Blend.''
He traveled to Europe as a member of the cast of ''Carmen Jones'' and to Japan with ''Porgy and Bess.''
Mr. Deaton's performing took him to Broadway three times as a member of the cast of ''Jelly's Last Jam,'' ''Showboat'' and ''Ragtime.''
He had shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Hines, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Keith David, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Savion Glover, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ben Vereen, Tonya Pinkins, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, and many other artists.
He also worked as an arbitrator and teacher, while in New York City.
Mr. Deaton was a member of Janes U.M. Church in Chestertown, Md., and a member of the St. James Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Thelma Deaton of Chestertown; two sisters, Terra Deaton of Suitland, Md., and Roxane Hynson of Chestertown; four brothers, Donzelle Deaton of Columbia, Md., Darryl Deaton of Church Hill, Md., Marlon Deaton of Norfolk, Va., and Vernon Ashley of Cecilton, Md.; his grandparents, Bessie L. Deaton, Charles Teat, and Dorothy Teat; four aunts, Jean L. Wallace, Joan Barnett, Geneva Simmons, and Gloria Cooper; three uncles, William L. Wallace, Howard Barnett Sr., and John Cooper; and three devoted friends, Vansell Townsell, Sam LeSane and Steven R. Rowe.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Janes U.M. Church in Chestertown, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Gail Nicolette 'Nikki' O'Rourke-Smith, 36
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Gail Nicolette ''Nikki' O'Rourke-Smith of Daytona Beach, and formerly of Dover, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 in Daytona Beach. She was 36.
Mrs. O'Rourke Smith was born Aug. 19, 1962, in Hollywood. She later moved to Tallahassee, where she attended the research and development preparatory school at Florida State University. She then moved to Petersburg, Va., where she attended Petersburg High School. She later attended the Art Institute of Atlanta, receiving a degree in photography, and also attended Daytona Beach Community College.
She met and married William Jefferson Smith Jr. and moved to Dover, Del. She relocated to Daytona Beach in 1993.
Mrs. O'Rourke-Smith was a professional photographer at Ritz Camera in Dover and at Beach Photo in Ormond Beach.
She was active with swim teams at the YMCA in Tallahassee and the research and development school, and with the swim team and the track and field team at Petersburg High School, winning state honors with the latter. She was a member of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church and sang in its gospel choirs, and was a member of Jack and Jill of America Inc., Greater Daytona Chapter.
Mrs. O'Rourke-Smith was a lover of animals, in addition to enjoying swimming, track and field and photography.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, William Jefferson ''Jeff'' Smith III and Ernest ''Julian'' Smith, both of Daytona Beach; a daughter, Virginia Maria ''Ginni'' Smith, of Daytona Beach; her parents, Ernest L. and Wilnette P. O'Rourke, of Daytona Beach; a brother, Lane M. O'Rourke , of Richmond, Va.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Shirley Smith; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Smith and Mark Smith, both of Dover; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Smith and S. Renee Smith, both of Dover; her godparents, John and Rebecca Steele; her prayer partner, Evangelist Luverne Higgins of Daytona Beach; and nieces, nephews and a host of devoted friends in Tallahassee, Daytona Beach, Virginia and Delaware.
Service was held Sept. 4 at Stewart United Methodist Church, Daytona Beach.
Esther Calvert Matt, 84
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Esther Calvert Matt of Chestertown, formerly of Lansdale, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, Chestertown. She was 84.
Mrs. Matt was born May 2, 1914, in Still Pond, the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Sarah Beatrice Newcomb Robinson.
Upon graduation from Chestertown High School, she moved to Philadelphia and married William Calvert, a Philadelphia pharmacist. After her husband died, she went to work for First Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia. She later married Joseph D. Matt Sr.; they made their home in Lansdale.
Following Mr. Matt's death Oct. 28, 1990, Mrs. Matt remained in the Lansdale area until 1994, when she moved to Chestertown.
She enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by a son, James Guy Calvert of Summerville, S.C.; a stepson, Joseph Matt Jr. of North Wales, Pa.; two brothers, Ernest H. Robinson of Baltimore and J.T. Robinson of Tolchester; a sister, Betty Jo Robinson Kerr of Baltimore; a grandson, Willie Clavert of Summerville; and four stepgrandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Still Pond United Methodist Church, Still Pond Road, Still Pond, MD 21667.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Marion Ruth Wade, 77
DOVER - Marion Ruth Wade of Dover died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Wade was born Jan. 24, 1921, in St. Charles, Mich., the daughter of the late John and Clara Patterson.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wade was a former member of the Dover Century Club and a former member and past president of the Mispillion Kennel Club. She enjoyed doing volunteer work.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Warren B. Wade; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jacquelyn K. Messick of Dover and JoAnn and John Monroe of Hampton, Va.; four grandsons; two great-grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Service will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Grace Thomas Trader, 81
DOVER - Grace Thomas Trader of Dover died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 81.
Mrs. Trader was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Friendship, Md., the daughter of the late George J. and R. Flossie Holland Thomas.
She was graduated from Buckingham High School, Berlin, Md., with the class of 1933.
Mrs. Trader and her late husband, Roland P. Trader, established the Trader Funeral Home in January 1953 at 803 S. State St., Dover. Later, they built the present Trader Funeral Home Inc. at 12 Lotus St.
She was president of Trader Funeral Home Inc., a Delaware-licensed funeral director since 1980 and a homemaker.
Mrs. Trader was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Dover and of Buckingham Presbyterian Church, Berlin; a member of the Del-Mar-Va Funeral Director Association; and a member of Capitol Grange 18, Dover.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas R. Trader, Ross W. Trader and Teresa Trader, along with Thomas' fiancee, Georgia G. Heininger, all of Dover; four grandchildren, Ariel Trader, Chelsea Trader, Matthew Taylor and Dale Harrison, all of Dover; a special friend that lived with and took care of Mrs. Trader during her illness, Mable L. Reed of Dover; and other caregivers, Irene Turner, Joann Evans and April Evans, all of Dover.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
A private visitation will be held for the family.
Ethel May Steward, 89
CLAYTON - Ethel May Steward of Clayton, formerly of Wilmington and Millsboro, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in Courtland Manor, Dover. She was 89.
Mrs. Steward worked as a licensed practical nurse at the former Wilmington General Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Steward, in 1965.
She is survived by a son, Norman W. Steward of Clayton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, Marshallton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna.
Garth P. Tuckett
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Garth P. Tuckett of Federalsburg died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in his home. He was 85.
Mr. Tuckett was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Vienna, the son of the late George and Sallie Marine Tuckett.
He attended the Vienna School.
Mr. Tuckett married the former Pauline Poyner on Jan. 4, 1936.
He began working for the former Excelsior Pearl Works of Federalsburg in 1938, remaining there until he joined the U.S. Army on March 10, 1943. He served with the 420th Army Air Force Base Unit as a medical technician and was discharged Feb. 27, 1946. After his return from service, he worked for Maryland Plastics until he joined Debroski Button Factory, Georgetown, Del., from which he retired in the 1980s.
Mr. Tuckett was a member of Union United Methodist Church, Federalsburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dawson Tuckett and George Tuckett; and three sisters, Annie Kragenbrink, Mae Thomas and Nellie Grovner.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Federalsburg, with the Rev. David Heistand of Union United Methodist Church officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, following the service.
Helen Louise Robinson Wood, 87
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Helen Louise Robinson Wood died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville. She was 87.
Mrs. Wood was born April 1, 1911, on the Wright Farm between Centreville and Ruthsburg, the youngest child of the late John R. and S. Inez Robinson.
She graduated from Centreville High School in 1928, and obtained her teaching certificate from the state normal school, Salisbury, in 1930.
Mrs. Wood taught in Queen Anne's County elementary schools until retiring in 1976.
She was a member of the Centreville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Centreville Woman's Club, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 and the Retired Teachers' Association.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Louise Wood Gahley on Nov. 18, 1983; and her husband, Kenneth G. Wood Sr. on Oct. 20, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth G. Wood of Lanham and Donald R. Wood of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Burton C. Robinson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Chesterfield Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 408 S. Liberty St., Centreville, one hour prior to the service.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of the Eastern Shore, PO Box 2233, Salisbury, MD 21802-2233; or to one's favorite charity.
Berleigh Marie Custis Beasley, 77
SEVERNA PARK, Md. - Berleigh Marie Custis Beasley of Severna Park, and formerly of Seaford, Del., died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Genesis Elder Care, Severna Park. She was 77.
Mrs. Beasley was born in Onancock, Va., the daughter of the late Willie Tankard and Mollie Chandler Custis, and was raised in Cambridge.
She was a cashier at Safeway in Seaford for 18 years, retiring in 1980.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert F. Harding Jr.; and by her husband, Joseph Beasley, in 1989.
She is survived by two sons, Robert F. Harding III of Seaford and Barry W. Harding of Glen Burnie; six grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and her companion, Neal Crapster of Sharptown.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, with the Rev. John Mitchell officiating.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Maryland, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
James A. 'Burrhead' Kennedy Sr.
ELKTON, Md. - James A. ''Burrhead'' Kennedy Sr. of Elkton died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilmington, Del. He was 77.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 36th Infantry Division and being wounded both in Italy and in southern France. He received a Purple Heart and an oak leaf cluster signifying a second award of the Purple Heart, and also the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with two bronze stars, two overseas service bars and the Good Conduct Medal.
After his military service, Mr. Kennedy owned and operated a truck until retiring.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8175, serving for years as its senior vice commander; the American Legion Cecil Post 15; the 36th Infantry Division World War Two Association; and the Elkton Moose Lodge 851.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald F. Kennedy Sr. and John V. Kennedy; and a sister, Margaret Craig.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Kennedy; four sons, James A. Kennedy Jr. of Newark, Del., Gerald A. Kennedy of Townsend, Del., Michael C. Kennedy of Middletown, Del., and Robert P. Kennedy of Newark; two daughters, Jane E. Mosher of Kenton, Del., and June M. Kennedy of Newark; three sisters, Katherine Coulbourne of Elkton, Doris Stanton of North East and Joan Scott of Elkton; two brothers, Edward Kennedy of California, Md., and William Kennedy of Elkton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, with the Rev. C. Calvin Woodring officiating.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Elkton, with military honors provided by the American Legion Mason-Dixon Post 194, Rising Sun.
Bernice K. Crowley
WILMINGTON - Bernice K. Crowley of Holly Oak, Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, of congestive heart failure in Hillside Center, Wilmington.
Mrs. Crowley was a lifelong resident of the Wilmington area who enjoyed being a homemaker for her husband and family.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph E. Crowley; a son, Dennis E. Crowley of Dover; a daughter, Deanna M. Robinson of New Castle; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3400 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.
Friends may call one and one-half hours prior to the service at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the Diabetes Association, 110 S. French St., Wilmington, DE.