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Harold T. Wall Sr., 66

SMYRNA - Harold T. Wall Sr. of Smyrna died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Wall was born in 1932, in Williamsport, Pa., the son of the late Arthur and Pearl Fredericy Wall.

He was the team leader of the maintenance department for the Delaware Printing Company in Dover for the last 21 years.

He had been a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Wall enjoyed camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had said he was the richest man in the world because of the love of all his family.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Wall in 1984, and a grandson, Levi T. Wall, in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Carey Wall; two sons, Harold T. Wall Jr. of Townsend and Kevin A. Wall of Clayton; three daughters, Bonita Holcomb of Darden, Tenn., Phyllis Kapp of Parsons, Tenn., and April Scott of Dover; a brother, Robert E. Wall of Smyrna; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Carey of Smyrna; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Smyrna Wesleyan Church, 433 West Commerce Street in Smyrna.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the church.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.

 

James E. Silves, 67

DOVER - James E. Silves of Dover died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in his home. He was 67.

Mr. Silves was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Glenfield, N.Y., the son of the late Elsworth and Myrtle Hemphill Silves.

He was a veteran of World War II. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service as an electronic technician, then worked for 16 years for Weatherly Yacht Co. and ManGar Marine in Smyrna as a marine mechanic, specializing in boat-motor repairs.

Mr. Silves enjoyed fishing and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Ann Kay Silves; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cynthia M. Poore and Leroy Poore of Dover, MST1 Janice K. Silves of Lansing, Mich., and Nicolette P. Ortiz and Pedro Ortiz of Dover; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James W. Silves and Theresa Silves of Hartly and Kenneth Silves of Dover, along with Kenneth's fiancee, Cheryl Cooke of Dover; another daughter-in-law, Rita Silves of Dover; a brother, Richard Silves of Carson City, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.

 

Ruth M. Camardese, 85

FENWICK ISLAND - Ruth M. Camardese of Fenwick Island died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Atlantic General Hospital. She was 85.

Mrs. Camardese was born in 1913, in Green Bay, Wis., the daughter of the late Henry and Susan Engels.

She was a homemaker

She served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Dec. 1, 1943, to Feb. 22, 1945, in the motor transportation unit.

Mrs. Camardese was a member of the Ocean City Post 166 American Legion. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, and a WIBC Senior Bowling Champion for the state of Delaware in 1995-1997 for the Senior Olympics, where she went on to represent Delaware at the nationals. She was also a member of the Club 55 Midway Bowling League.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joe Camardese; two sons, Mike Camardese of Lake Mary, Fla., and Jody Camardese of Rockville, Md.; a daughter, Sue Camardese of Burtonville, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Del. 26 in Bethany Beach. 

A private burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Lombardy Cancer Center-Development Office, Research Building Room E 501, 3970 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville.

 

Charles Whitall Wilkins III, 74

MILFORD - Charles Whitall Wilkins III of Milford died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He was 74.

Mr. Wilkins graduated from the University of Delaware with an electrical engineering degree.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.

He worked for Honeywell Industries in Fort Washington, Pa., for 19 years, retiring in 1972 as a marketing manager. He had worked for Pratt and Whitney for 10 years. He also worked with the state of Delaware as a noise engineer.

Mr. Wilkins was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milford.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bernice J. Wilkins; two daughters, Jan Barbier of Milford and Shirley Doll of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; a stepson, Richard B. Mills of Milford; a stepdaughter, Michele Benson of Lincoln; a half-brother, Joseph of Verga, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 2nd and Church streets, Milford.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 191, Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home.

 

George H. Downes, 81

DOVER - George H. Downes of Dover died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Downes was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Greensboro, Md., the son of the late Clarence and Emma Breeding.

He farmed several farms, including E.B. Townsends Farm, until going into the service in 1944.

Mr. Downes was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving in Japan and the Philippines during World War II.

Following the service, he worked at Richardson & Robbins as a cook in the cook room, until going to work for Cook & Smith Florist. He eventually bought into the business at Cook & Smith's, and worked there for a total of 25 years until his retirement in 1974.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fixing lawn mowers and vegetable and flower gardening. He loved his grandchildren very much.

Mr. Downes was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Myrtle B. Downes of Dover; three daughters, Barbara Shrider of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carolyn Clinton of Dover and Sandra Clark of Hurricane, W. Va.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Bill DeLong of Townsend.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

 

Doris H. Kesselring, 77

DOVER - Doris H. Kesselring of Luther Towers, Dover, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in her home. She was 77.

Mrs. Kesselring was born July 22, 1921, in New York, the daughter of the late Helen and William Hanson.

She served in the U.S. Navy WAVES in World War II in Washington, D.C., in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations with a Top Secret security clearance.

Mrs. Kesselring was employed as a secretary for 48 years until her retirement in 1988.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Jeanne D. Guenzler of Florence, Mont., and Karen L. Hassan of Long Island; a brother, William H. Hanson Jr., and sister-in-law, Donna M. Hanson, both of Holbrook, Long Island; four grandsons, Ben J. Guenzler and Casady L. Guenzler, both of Florence, and Steven Hassan and Daniel Hassan, both of Long Island; an aunt in Connecticut; several cousins; and numerous friends.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Pastor Best Activity Room, Luther Towers, Building 1, Dover.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.

 

Clarence E. Lake, 81

DOVER - Clarence E. Lake of Dover died, after a long illness, Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 81.

Mr. Lake was born June 17, 1917, in Millington, Md., the eldest son of the late Mary Eliza and Raymond Lake, formerly of Kenton.

He received his formal education in Delaware and Maryland schools.

Mr. Lake served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

He was employed by the Connecticut Labor Board after moving to New Britain, Conn., where he met and married his wife, Viola Jennings Lake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; two sisters, Bivian L. Jackson-Demby and Shirley Thorn; and two brothers, James Roland Lake and Elmer Lake.

He is survived by a brother, Richard Lake of Jackson, Miss.; a brother-in-law, retired Sgt. Maj. James Thorn of Hanover, Md.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Lake of Milford; a grandson, Michael Brown of Newark; and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, cousins and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, Center Street, Camden, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Friends may also call 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

 

Fannie W. Lambdin, 68

DOVER - Fannie W. Lambdin of Dover died of natural causes Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 68.

Mrs. Lambdin was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Marydel, Md., the daughter of the late Harry Edgar and Pearl Rash Walls.

She was self-employed as a house painter.

Mrs. Lambdin enjoyed her family, bingo and eating at Stone's Family Restaurant.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester J. Lambdin, in 1986; and by a daughter, Katherine Alvaro, on Dec. 29, 1997.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lester J. Lambdin Jr. and Ann Lambdin of Clayton; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Elizabeth and John Ford of Hockessin and Deborah A. and John Pinder of Dover; another son-in-law, Richard Alvaro of Dover; two brothers, Thomas Allen Walls of Massachusetts and Olin Walls of Missouri; a sister, Anna May Hall of Dover; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely, Md.

 

The Rev. Gerald C. Miller Sr., 48

HOUSTON - The Rev. Gerald C. Miller Sr. of Houston died of cardiomyopathy Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 48.

The Rev. Miller was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Milford, the son of Thomas Lord and Edith Miller.

He was a graduate of Milford High School.

The Rev. Miller worked as a truck-driving instructor. He also was assistant minister at Grace United Baptist Church, Smyrna.

He developed ''COYED'' - Committed Organization Youth Education Development - of Milford.

He is survived by his wife, Emilie Miller of Houston; a son, Gerald C. Miller Jr. of Houston; two stepsons, Robert Smith and Merlin Smith, both of Houston; three stepdaughters, Deneen Smith of Lincoln, Cynthia Stevens of Houston and Cornelia Blatt of California; three brothers, Gary Curry and Mitchell Curry, both of Milford, and Joe Curry of New York; a sister, Michelle McTeer of Milford; and seven grandchildren.

Service will be noon Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Slaughter Neck, with the Rev. Samuel Waller officiating.

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

Burial will follow the service.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Kenneth W. Thawley, 40

DENTON, Md. - Kenneth W. Thawley of Denton died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 40.

Mr. Thawley was born in Easton, the son of Fred Thawley Sr. of Denton and the late Patricia Ann Thawley.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, Fred Thawley Jr. and John ''Rick'' Thawley, both of Denton.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The Holly Foundation, PO Box 1489, Salisbury, MD 21802-1489.

 

Grace A. Van Apeldoorn, 89

DOVER - Grace A. Van Apeldoorn of Dover died, after a brief illness, Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in Capitol Health Care Center, Dover. She was 89.

Mrs. Van Apeldoorn was born and raised in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Anna Hotaling Bent. After spending most of her life in Albany, she had recently moved to Dover.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Van Apeldoorn, in 1961.

She is survived by two sons, Harold A. Van Apeldoorn and Robert J. Van Apeldoorn, both of Albany; a daughter, Ruth A Lints of Dover; her friend and companion, Joseph Osinski of Dover; a brother, Arthur Bent of Albany; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 16 Manning Square, Albany.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albany.

Local arrangements are by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director Inc., Dover.

 

Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Weaver, 76

GREENSBORO, Md. - Mary Elizabeth ''Betty'' Weaver of Greensboro died of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 76.

Mrs. Weaver was born April 13, 1922, in Milford, the daughter of the late Nyle and Florence Passwaters Callaway.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Weaver was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Greensboro; a member of the Greensboro Town and Country Club, serving as a past president; and a member of the Greensboro Town Parks Board, serving as a past chairwoman. She was a volunteer with Memorial Hospital at Easton and enjoyed traveling, crocheting, reading and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Zeth Weaver; a son, Dr. Toby Weaver of Salisbury; two daughters, Sandra W. Greer of Salisbury and June W. Medford of Gambrills; two sisters, Aleen Reeser of Oak Orchard and Doris Barber of Harrington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Friends of the Library, Greensboro Branch, PO Box 340, Greensboro, MD 21639; or to a charity of one's choice.

 

Bernard Franklin 'Barney' Beauchamp, 71

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Bernard Franklin ''Barney'' Beauchamp of Federalsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 71.

Mr. Beauchamp was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Federalsburg, the son of the late Arthur Beauchamp Sr. and Florence Javins Beauchamp.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In his civilian career, Mr. Beauchamp worked as an auto mechanic for the former Service Trucking Co. and for Tri-Gas & Oil Co., Zaffere Bakery, Levi/Hertrich Chevrolet and Tipton's Garage, all of Federalsburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Beauchamp Jr., formerly of Bridgeville, Del.; and a granddaughter, Cheri Friedel.

He is survived by his wife, Clemmie Mitchell Beauchamp; a son, Charles Beauchamp of Greenwood; three daughters, Rita Neal and Louise B. Cheek, borh of Federalsburg, and Peggy Friedel of Greenwood; two brothers, Sherman Beauchamp of Bridgeville and Calvert Beauchamp of Federalsburg; three sisters, Doryse Sciolino of Whiting, N.J., and Betty Mowbray and Pauline Mitchell, both of Federalsburg; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, near Hurlock.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Federalsburg Vol. Fire Co., PO Box 99, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
 

William C. 'Bill' Ward, 71

EARLEVLLE, Md. - William C. ''Bill'' Ward of Earleville, and formerly of Wilmington, Del., died Tuesday in his home. He was 71.

Mr. Ward was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a prominent contractor in Delaware, operating J.T. Ward and Son Contractors Inc. and Contractors Sand and Gravel, both in Wilmington, and Cecil Construction Corp. in Maryland. Mr. Ward's association with the construction business spans six decades.

Some of the projects Mr. Ward was involved with include: Construction of I-95 in northern New Castle County; Longwood Gardens - road, bridges and greenways; site work at the old Wanamaker's in Wilmington; University of Delaware College of Marine Studies campus, Lewes, Del.; Dover (Del.) Mall; and many schools in New Castle County, including the new Middletown (Del.) High School.

The company was started by his father, Joseph T. Ward, in the 1930s; Bill Ward purchased it from his father in 1960, and continued to manage it until 1990. Until the time of his death, he had continued to operate Cecil Construction Corp.

Mr. Ward was inducted into the American Society of Highway Engineers Hall of Fame in May. He had served as national director of Associated General Contractors of America, was a past president of Allied Construction Trades and of Delaware Associated General Contractors, and was a member of the Delaware Contractors Association and the Delaware Excavation and Paving Association.

He was a charter member of Del-Vets and Brandywine Hundred Kiwanis Club; was a past district commissioner of the Middletown Pony Club; served on the board of Broadmeadow School; was a 27-year member of Ducks Unlimited and a past chairman of its Sassafras River Chapter; was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau and the Maryland Angus Association; and was a founding member of the Cecil County Drug Awareness Task Force.

Mr. Ward was an avid hunter and enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth O. ''Betty'' Ward; four daughters, Jane Ward Henry of Old Hope Farm, Earleville, Nancy A. Murray of Rising Sun, Mary Ward-Hutchison of Middletown and Catherine Ward McNatt of Port Deposit; a sister, Margaret Ward Harkins of Wilmington; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Old Bohemia Catholic Church, Warwick.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.

Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Cecil County Special Olympics or Delaware Special Olympics, or to Northern Chesapeake Hospice, c/o Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Homes, PO Box 126, Middletown, DE 19709.

Anne Toke Ford, 80

SEAFORD - Anne Toke Ford of Seaford died of heart failure Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Methodist Manor House, Seaford. She was 80.

Mrs. Ford graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, Conn., in 1936, and from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, Conn., in 1939.

She was a registered nurse and worked at the Bridgeport Hospital 1939-1951.

Mrs. Ford did volunteer work for the Red Cross and at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dover, N.J., and of St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford. She also was a member of the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin R. Ford, in 1997.

She is survived by a son, Edwin J. Ford of Littleton, N.H.; a daughter, Karen F. Cramer of Seaford; two sisters, Julia Swanston of Fairfield and Rose Schwahl of Southern Pines, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be sent to the Methodist Manor House Benevolent Fund, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

Arrangements by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Albert W. Goetchius Jr., 72

REHOBOTH BEACH - Albert W. Goetchius Jr. of Rehoboth Beach died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 72.

Mr. Goetchius was born June 6, 1926, in Beacon, N.Y., the son of the late Albert W. Goetchius Sr. and Dorothy Brown Eddy.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 and 1959-1963. He entered service as an aviation metalsmith; attended radar school at Willow Grove, Pa.; and earned his wings and served as a flight engineer during the Cuban missile crisis.

After his discharge, Mr. Goetchius was an engineer on the New York Central Railroad, and then a sheet-metal worker. A stroke disabled him in 1968, and he went to work at Sterling Drug Inc. in New York City, starting as a stock boy and security guard before being promoted to executive chauffeur.

He was a member of American Legion Henlopen Post 5, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach.

He is survived by his second wife, Kathleen; a son, Scott Albert Goetchius of Connecticut; a daughter, Sharon Gullikson of Connecticut; two half-sisters, Patricia Greene of New York City and Martha Jane Maraitis of Hyde Park, N.Y.; three grandchildren, all of Connecticut; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Burial will be private.

Marion Lewis, 62

SMYRNA - Marion Lewis of Smyrna died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in her home. She was 62.

Mrs. Lewis was born Sept. 2, 1936, in London, England, the daughter of the late Frank and Anne McDonald Wiltshire.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John D. Lewis; three sons, David L. Myers and Richard G. Myers, both of Hartly, and Steven P. Myers, at home; a daughter, Debra A. Shirk of Newark; two brothers, Terry Taylor and John Taylor, both of Hartly; a sister, Anne Croft of Canberra, Australia; and six grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.

Daniel G. Schnakenberg, 57

MILTON - Daniel G. Schnakenberg of Milton died of esophageal cancer Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in his home. He was 57.

Mr. Schnakenberg grew up in Nyack, N.Y., and eventually moved to Delaware in the early 1980s.

He served four years in the U.S. Navy.

After that, Mr. Schnakenberg spent most of his life in the printing business. He worked for Cape Henlopen School District during the last five years before his retirement, due to illness, in 1996.

He was a member of Eagles' Nest Fellowship Church and had been a member of the choir of Goshen United Methodist Church. He also was an active member of the Possum Point Players.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki A. Sammons; two stepsons, Jeffrey Sammons of Boston and Drew Sammons, along with Drew's family, all of Milton; his mother, Kathleen Schnakenberg of Selbyville; two brothers, Bill Schnakenberg of Campbell Hall, N.Y., and Ken Schnakenberg of Frisco, Texas; and a sister, Kathleen Schnakenberg of Nyack.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in Eagles' Nest Fellowship Church, Del. 16, Milton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Eagles' Nest Building Fund, RD 1 Box 169 M, Milton, DE 19968, or to Possum Point Players Building Fund, PO Box 69, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Services Inc., Milton.

Ralph Morris 'Suicide' Sullivan, 70

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Ralph Morris ''Suicide'' Sullivan of Federalsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in his home. He was 70.

Mr. Sullivan was born April 5, 1928, in Blades, Del., the son of the late Horace and Celia Tull Sullivan.

He attended Federalsburg High School.

Mr. Sullivan had worked as an automobile painter. He worked for the former Service Trucking, M & L in Federalsburg, Noble Ford in Easton, Hallowell's in Denton and Thompson Motors in Easton, and had retired from Solo Cup in Federalsburg.

He attended the Caroline County Adult Day Care in Denton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Irene Barlett in 1981; and a sister, Glendora Cell, in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Spencer Sullivan; a son, Steve W. Sullivan of Royal Oak; three daughters, Christine C. Milligan of Harmony, Sabrina S. Fishell of Federalsburg and Bonnie J. Cullen of Greenwood, Del.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Daerda of New Port Richey, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Federalsburg, following the service.

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


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