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Charles T. ''Bud'' Arbogast, 85

DELMAR - Charles T. ''Bud'' Arbogast of Delmar died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in his daughter's home. He was 85.

Mr. Arbogast was born in Freemansburg, W.Va., the son of the late Prior W. and E. Malissa Arbogast.

He was a welder, retiring from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Joiners and Millwrights Local 2012 of Seaford. He had previously worked for C.C. Oliphant in Laurel as a welder.

Mr. Arbogast was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances S. Arbogast, in 1992; and by a brother, Herman H. Arbogast.

He is survived by a son, Charles L. Arbogast of Delmar; two daughters, Jane A. Shaffer of Salisbury, Md., and Jeanne A. Blazejak of Delmar; three sisters, Surelia ''Sallie'' Currey and Mary K. Sinclair, both of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Sylvia ''Tib'' Gum of Weston, W.Va.; six granddaughters; two stepgranddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Linda A. Calloway of Laurel; and several other nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, with the Rev. Ronald Parker and the Rev. Joel Beiler officiating.

Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802; or to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

William Franklin ''Zack'' Bolden, 80

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - William Franklin ''Zack'' Bolden of Federalsburg died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in his home. He was 80.

Mr. Bolden was born April 6, 1918, in Finchville in Dorchester County, the son of the late Reuben H. and Nettie Hill Bolden.

He was a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the U.S. Army, eventually attaining the rank of technical sergeant.

Mr. Bolden worked for many years for the E.I. du Pont Co. in Seaford, first as a groundskeeper and later inside the plant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Linwood Evans, Lester H. Bolden and Watson O. Bolden; and two sisters, Ina V. Sudler and Marjorie G. Collins.

He is survived by his wife of many years, Barbara Ricketts Bolden; six children, Shirley A. Evans of Finchville, Vanessa A. Elliott of Seaford, Del., Vance D. West of Easton, Gloria J. Bolden of Seaford, William R. Bolden of Hanover, Pa., and Reuben F. Bolden of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Oswald Bolden of Denton and Harold B. Bolden of Hurlock; a sister, Minerva A. Jones of Greenwood, Del.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home P.A., Federalsburg, with the Rev. Vanessa Lee officiating.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Caroline County Hospice Foundation, PO Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.

 

Wayman L. Bryant, 70

HOUSTON - Wayman L. Bryant of Houston died of heart failure Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in Capital Nursing Home, Dover. He was 70.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Centralia, Ill.

He had retired from military service with an honorable discharge at the rank of staff sergeant, and then, had worked at Dover Air Force Base, Dover, in Civil Service, as a cook, in aircraft maintenance on the line, and finally, as a butcher in the commissary.

Mr. Bryant was a member of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Ellendale, where he was a trustee, was on the cemetery committee and sang with ''Voice of Hope.'' He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Hurst Bryant of Houston; four sons, John Bryant of Chicago, Wayne Bryant of Sacramento, Calif., Donald Bryant of Elizia, Ill., and Nathan K. Bryant of Ellendale; four stepchildren, Sheila Phifer of Alton, Ill., Teresa Harmon of Bear, Richard P. Harmon of Milford and Lisa M. Harmon of Eagan, Minn.; a brother, Dell Bryant of Detroit; two sisters, Remolia West of Chicago and Thelma Ferrell of Harbor City, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Della Hurst of Milton; two uncles, Buford Bryant of Centralia, Ill., and Charles Bryant of California; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Mount Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Ellendale.

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Milford.

 

Walter Raymond Coppage, 85

CHESTER, Md. - Walter Raymond Coppage of Chester died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville. He was 85.

Mr. Coppage was born Jan. 18, 1913, in Sudlersville, the son of the late Benjamin Clay and Lucy Appleford Coppage.

He started farming with his father between Church Hill and Sudlersville. In 1952, he began working for Church Hill Lumber, remaining until 1955, when he began farming as farm manager for Lemuel Kirwin in Chester. He resided on the family farm in Chester until recent years, when ill health required him to enter the nursing home.

He was preceded in death by a lifelong friend to whom he was very devoted, Catherine Kirwin, in 1994.

He is survived by a nephew, Robert E. Baynard of Raleigh, N.C.; two nieces, Alyce Ann Coppage of Oakton, Va., and Gertrude Baynard Braun of Smyrna, Del.; and three special friends, Curtis Chance, Eunice Chance and Jane Sparks.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Church Hill.

Family and friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester.

Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.

 

Mary Virginia Pratt Corr, 84

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Mary Virginia Pratt Corr of Heron Point, Chestertown, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in her home. She was 84.

Mrs. Corr was born on a farm near Fallston, the daughter of the late Capt. Thomas Pickering Pratt and Caroline Pasquay Pratt, later of Towson.

As a young girl, she traveled frequently on ships of the Merchants and Miners Transportation Co. Fleet, of which her father was the commodore. Through her paternal grandmother, she was descended from the Pickerings who settled in Northumberland County, Va., in the 1600s. At age five, she and her family moved to a home on Joppa Road in Towson, where she lived until she married.

A graduate of Towson High School and Girls' Latin, Mrs. Corr received a degree from Goucher College, where she majored in English and history, in 1936. She also did considerable graduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. On Aug. 20, 1938, she and Reade Corr were married in Trinity Episcopal Church, Towson, and they resided in Baltimore County where, during World War II, Mrs. Corr worked for the Bendix Corp. testing radios and writing instruction manuals for pilots. Following the appointment of Mr. Corr as superintendent of Kent County Public Schools in 1947, they moved to Chestertown.

For over a quarter of a century, Mrs. Corr was a teacher in both Baltimore and Kent counties. She cherished her two decades of teaching at Rock Hall High School, and served on the faculty at Kent County High School, from which she retired in 1972. For several years, she was a faculty member at Washington College, Chestertown.

In November 1991, Mr. and Mrs. Corr left their home on Collins Avenue for a cottage at Heron Point.

Mrs. Corr was a 50-year member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, and sang in its choir, was a frequent chairwoman of its Altar Guild and served on a variety of its committees. She was cofounder, past president and an active member of the League of Women Voters of Kent County, and served for may years as its observer of the weekly Kent County commissioners' meetings. Her membership in the Chestertown Garden Club caused her to produce, for many Christmas seasons, the wreath for the head of the Lady on the Fountain in the Park. She also arranged flowers for Janes Church for the Historical Society's candlelight walking tours.

She was an active member of the Upper Shore community Health Center Auxiliary; the Chestertown Retirement Community Committee, which arranged for the purchase of the tract of land for the development of Heron Point; and, for over 50 years, the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf and bridge; and many other civic and professional organizations. In May 1997, she and her husband were honored to be chosen as grand marshals for the Chestertown Tea Party Parade.

Mrs. Corr's hobbies included travel, reading, theater, concerts and flower-arranging, in addition to bridge and doing community work.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, Reade W. Corr, she is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Carroll Pratt of Baltimore and Mrs. Thomas Pratt of Washington, D.C.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Edward Hamilton of Columbia; two nieces, Mary Tyrell Pratt Palladino of Oxnard, Calif., and Ruth Corr Anderton of Williamsburg, Va.; two nephews, Dr. Charles Hamilton of Seattle and Harry Lee Corr of Gloucester, Va.; two grandnieces; three grandnephews; and 15 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

Burial will be private at Old St. Paul's Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Preservation Fund of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown; the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital Foundation; the Heron Point Health Center Project; or a charity of one's choice.

 

Howard Frank Kirsch Sr., 95

MILLSBORO - Howard Frank Kirsch Sr. of Millsboro died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in Harrison House, Georgetown. He was 95.

Mr. Kirsch was born March 10, 1903, in Philadelphia.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.

Mr. Kirsch was retired, having formerly worked in hosiery mills in Philadelphia, Milton and Lewes.

He worked with the Boy Scouts in Milton for 40 years, and also worked with the Sea Scouts in Runnemede, N.J.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mae Alice Kirsch of Millsboro; three sons, Howard Kirsch of Ellendale, William Kirsch of Edgewater, N.J., and David Kirsch of Belton, S.C.; a daughter, Linda Teer of Oaklyn, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

 

Cora L. Lofland, 79

SEAFORD - Cora L. Lofland of Seaford Meadows, Seaford, died of kidney failure Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Lifecare at Lofland Park, Seaford. She was 79.

Mrs. Lofland was born in Exmore, Va., the daughter of the late Jeffrey and Mary Hardy Stamp.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Lofland was a member of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Bishopville, Md., where she was an assistant mother of the church, a missionary and a deaconess.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Lofland, in 1984.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Lofland of Trenton, N.J., and Carlton Lofland of Kingston, N.J.; seven daughters, Jessie Turnage of Seaford, Mary Robinson of Laurel, Willa Lofland of Bridgeville, Cora Lee Lofland of Dover, Frances Lofland of Felton, Virginia Morris of Freehold, N.J., and Katie Edwards of Camden, N.J.; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Morris Road, Bishopville, with the Rev. Louise Williams, pastor, officiating.

Friends may call at the church one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Curtis Cemetery, Bishopville.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

 

Phoebe Annette Meredith, 84

DOVER - Phoebe Annette Meredith of Dover died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 84.

Ms. Meredith was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Shamokin, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Meredith.

She had worked for 16 years as a clothing-factory worker in the Anthracite Shirt Co. in Shamokin, owne by Mr. Bernstein.

Ms. Meredith was a member of the Salvation Army church in Dover.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Chubb of Cheswold and Mary Pufnock of Dover; two brothers, Gordon Meredith and Howard Meredith, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Emily Moore of Dover and Dorothy Landau of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be shortly after noon Friday at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin.

Friends may call 11 a.m.-noon Friday at Farrow Funeral Home, 6th and Chestnut streets, Shamokin. Friends may also call 2-3 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Salvation Army, PO Box 123, Dover, DE 19903.

 

Margaret M. Nickerson, 76

PICKENS, S.C. - Margaret M. Bresnahan Nickerson of Pickens, and formerly of Centerville, Mass., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Hospice House, Anderson. She was 76.

Mrs. Nickerson was born Feb. 20, 1922, the duaghter of the late Luke P. and Mary McAuliffe Bresnahan.

She was a retired secretary.

Mrs. Nickerson and her husband were actively involved in American Youth Hostels on Cape Cod, Mass., and were the founders of Smith's Seashore Shelters youth hostel in Eastham, Mass.

She was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pickens, where she served as the chairwoman of the Ecumenical Committee and was a member of the Altar Society, the Women's Guild and the Bible Study and Family Life committees. She also was a dedicated member of the Holy Cross Prayer Chain.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert D. Nickerson Jr.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert D. Nickerson III and Carla Nickerson, of Pocatello, Idaho; a daughter, Diane C. Nickerson of Felton, Del.; and four grandchildren, Seth Nickerson and Sarah Nickerson, both of Portland, Ore., Julianne Wojtkiewicz of Dover, Del., and Mark Wojtkiewicz of Felton.

Mass of Christian burial will be today at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pickens.

Burial will be Tuesday in Oakland Grove Cemetery, Bourne, Mass.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Upstate/Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Arrangements by Dillard Memorial Funeral Home, Pickens.

 

Luretta W. Todd, 81

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Luretta W. Todd of Federalsburg died of heart failure Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 81.

Mrs. Todd was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Federalsburg, the daughter of the late W. Oscar Wright and Madge Hubbert Wright Christopher.

She graduated from Federalsburg High School with the class of 1936, and worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, until Dec. 14, 1940, when she married Harry James Todd. They made their home in Federalsburg, where she worked for Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaners for 45 years until retiring.

Mrs. Todd was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and of its Philathea Circle. She also was a former member of Nanticoke Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, Federalsburg; the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 5246; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Federalsburg Vol. Fire Co.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Feb. 1, 1973; and by a brother, Milan Wright.

She is survived by a son, H. James Todd of Harrington, Del.; a daughter, Joyce Freeman of Federalsburg; a brother, Oliver Christopher of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Cora Willen of Federalsburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Federalsburg, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, following the service.

 

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, Mabel 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.

 

Willie Lee Watson, 82

SMYRNA - Willie Lee Watson of Smyrna, formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. She was 82.

Mrs. Watson was born April 13, 1916, in Florida, the daughter of the late Tommy and Ella Jones.

She worked as a custodian at Clemente's Cafeteria and Bus Station at State Road, near New Castle, for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Watson.

Friends may call 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursday in the Pastoral Care Chapel of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
 

Kirby Carville Benton, 86

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Kirby Carville Benton of Stevensville died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at his home. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Benton was born July 1, 1912, in Stevensville, the son of the late James Kirby and Bertie Mae Thompson Benton.

He worked as a quartermaster on the John M. Dennis of the Matapeake Ferry System running from Matapeake and Sandy Point. He then began a career as a waterman until 1954, when he became captain of his own charter fishing boat business. He retired in 1983.

Mr. Benton had been a member of the Daughters of America and the Kent Island United Methodist Church, and a past member of the Kent Island Elks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie V. Buckel Benton.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Florence B. Benton; two daughters, Shirley Benton Legg and Bertie E. Cullison, both of Chester; five grandchildren, Deborah Daugherty of Salem, Va., Dolly Smith of Denton, Elton ''Skip'' Legg Jr. of Centreville, William ''Bill'' Cornell of Stevensville and Raymond Cullison Jr. of Severn; a sister, Irma Hadaway of Chestertown; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester, where relatives and friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Stevensville Cemtery, Stevensville, following the service.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658; or the Chespeake Bay Foundation, 162 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401; or to a charity of one's choice.

 

Andrew W. Connolley, 46

GALENA, Md. - Andrew W. Connolley of Galena died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in Union Hospital, Elkton. He was 46.

Mr. Connolley was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Elkton, the son of the late James E. and Mildred Ann Durham Connolley. He was a lifetime resident of Galena.

He was a graduate of Galena High School.

Mr. Connolley worked for Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort for the past 15 years.

He enjoyed NASCAR racing and gardening.

He is survived by a daughter, Traci Higdon of Centreville; a son, Jesse; two brothers, James ''Eddie'' Connolley of Galena and Joseph Connolley of Marydel, Del.; a sister, Dolly Robbins of Millington; a grandson, Tyler Higdon of Centreville; and a dear friend and companion, Patricia Heller of Earleville.

Service and burial will be private.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Heart Association Kent County Chapter, 711 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Mary Jackson, 102

LAUREL - Mary Jackson of Laurel died of acute renal failure Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 102.

Ms. Jackson was born Oct. 15, 1895, the daughter of the late William and Sara Ellen Hill Jackson.

She was a former domestic worker.

Ms. Jackson was a member of St. Matthew's First Baptist Church, Laurel.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's First Baptist Church, Wolf Street, Laurel, with the Rev. Nathan McCoy officiating.

Friends may call at the church two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

 

Freddie M. Jones, 63

HARRINGTON - Freddie M. Jones of Harrington died of heart failure Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in his home. He was 63.

Mr. Jones was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He was a supervisor at the DuPont Co. in Seaford, and retired in 1987.

He is survived by a son, Jeffery Dickerson of Harrington; a daughter, Vondoleir Jackson of Wilmington; two sisters, Shirley Murray of Harrington and Alice Goudine of Franklin, Va.; three grandchildren; a newphew, Rick Jones of Harrington; and extended family.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington.

Burial will be private.

 

Samuel O. LeCates Jr., 60

HARRINGTON - Samuel O. LeCates Jr. of Harrington died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 60.

Mr. LeCates was an automotive parts clerk for the Delaware Department of Transportation.

He is survived by his wife, Johnna H. LeCates.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

 

Winona Thompson Brown Rosander, 95

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Winona Thompson Brown Rosander of Pensacola, and formerly of Farmington, Del., died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Baptist Hospital, Pensacola. She was 95.

Mrs. Rosander was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Wheatley, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Isaac and Martha Thompson and the ninth-born of their 10 children.

She graduated from Harrington (Del.) High School in 1925 and was class valedictorian.

Mrs. Rosander entered Milford Hospital nursing school. After graduation, she was employed in the emergency department and attained the position of head nurse, making the transition from the former Front Street location to the present one, and working there until 1939.

She married Howard Brown of Hickman, Md., who died in 1929 after a short illness. She later married Aaron Rosander, an employee of the DuPont Co., whose work assignment took him to Washington state with the Manhattan Project. Mrs. Rosander resumed nursing as a medical supervisor at the Richland Hospital (Kadlac Methodist Hospital) until retiring in 1966.

Since retiring, Mrs. Rosander has lived in Richland, Wash.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Treasure Island; Petersburg; and, finally, Azalea Trace Retirement Community, Pensacola.

She was a member of Central United Protestant Church in Richland, and attended Ferry Pass Methodist Church in Pensacola. She was a member of Benton-Franklin Counties Nursing Association in Richland.

Mrs. Rosander was a 50-year member and past matron of Alma Chapter 100, Order of the Eastern Star and, in connection with that organization, received appointments as deputy instructor by two Washington worthy grand matrons, was grand representative to Connecticut, making the visited the Official Visit as the Grand Representative of the Washington Chapter in Connecticut. She was a supporter of the youth organizations affiliated with the Masonic order, Rainbow and Job's Daughters for girls and De Molay for boys. She was an honorary member of Roza Chapter 238, Order of the Eastern Star, Benton City, Wash., Ferry Pass Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Pensacola, and Rosa Court 98, Order of Amaranth, Pace; also, she was a life member of Kennewick Washington Court 18, Order of Amaranth.

Her eyesight had begun to fail in 1987, and she lost it completely in September 1997.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Guy Thompson, St. Clair Thompson, Lee Thompson, Francis Thompson and Carl Thompson; and four sisters, Voiletta Tatum, Eva Tatum, June Farrow and Vena Ogburn.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Aaron T. Rosander; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and great-grand nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Fleischauer Funeral Home, 48 W. Market St., Greenwood, Del., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Azalea Trace Heritage Fund, or to a charity of one's choice.

 

Vincent F. Saccardi Jr., 76

REHOBOTH BEACH - Vincent F. Saccardi Jr. died Wednesday, Oct 7, 1998, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. He was 76.

Mr. Saccardi was born Jan. 8, 1922, in New York City, the son of the late Vincent F. Saccardi Sr. and Mildred Coppola Saccardi.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 342nd Bomb Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces.

In peacetime, Mr. Saccardi was a salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance.

He was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Simpson Saccardi, in 1984.

He is survived by three sons, Vincent F. Saccardi III of Charlotte, N.C., William G. Saccardti of Middletown, Md., and Terrence R. Saccardi of Rehoboth Beach; and two brothers, Clarence R. Saccardi of Fairfax, Va., and Donald A. Saccardi of Potomac, Md.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with the Rev. Douglas Albert officiating.

Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewes.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Home of the Brave Foundation, RD1, Box 149, Lincoln, DE 19960.


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