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Roberta C. Seger, 65

NEWTON, Kan. - Roberta C. 'Bobby' Seger of Newton, Kan., died in her home Wednesday, April 29, 1998. She was 65.

Mrs. Seger was born in Newton, Kan., in 1932, the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys Morrison Crandall.

She was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1950. 

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Seger was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Newton, Kan., Newton & North Newton Planning & Zoning Commission; Citizen Utility Rate Payers State Board, appointed by Gov. Joan Finney; Eagles Aux. #2516; Democratic Federation; Kan. State Democrats.

Mrs. Seger was also a delegate at two Democratic National Conventions, 1988-1996.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna 'Tony' Nicodemus.

She is survived by her husband, Morris A. Seger of Newton Kan.; three sons, Eddy Seger of Clayton, James Seger and Steve Seger, both of Newton, Kan.; a sister, Marjorie Paulson of Hesston, Kan.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, Newton, Kan.

The Rev. Lawrence Grove will officiate.

Friends may call Friday at Petersen Funeral Home 1-9 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Central Home Care & Hospice, and Salem United Methodist Church.

 

Rev. Willie L. Murray, 82

CHESTER PA. - Rev. Willie L. Murray of Chester, Pa., died in his home on Tuesday April 27, 1998. He was 82.

Mr. Murray was the pastor of the Holy Trinity U.A.M.E. Church, New and Reed streets, Dover, for the past 10 years.

Services will be at 12 p.m. Monday at the Spencer U.A.M.E. Church, 3rd and Jeffery streets, Chester, Pa., where friends may call three hours prior to service.

Rebeca Alice Mitchell, 77

LAUREL - Rebecca Alice Mitchell of Laurel died Wednesday, April 29, 1998 in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 77.

Mrs. Mitchell was born in Del. in 1920.

She was a domestic worker.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her son Phillip Mitchell of Edgewater, N.J.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, Columbia, where Rev. Gertrude Brown will officiate. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. at the church.

Burial will follow the service in Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery, Columbia.

 

Harold Zinsmeister, 79

MILTON - Harold Zinsmeister of Milton, formerly of Chesterville and Van Wert, Ohio, died of a massive heart attack Friday, Apirl 24, 1998 in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 79.

Mr. Zinsmeister was born in 1918 in Van Wert, Ohio.

He attended Van Wert High School until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937, where he remained until 1940. The Conservation Corps was a government organization that did conservation work around the country.

Mr. Zinsmeister worked as a contractor and a farmer until 1940, at which time he joined the U.S. Army. He served with the 241st Medical Battalion during World War II. He also served as a trainer for new troops and was a medical supply sergeant in Rhineland, Germany, Central Europe and Ardennes, France. Following World War II, he served in the Army Reserve/Ohio National Guard at various locations. 

As a member of the 112th Medical Brigade when he retired, due to medical reasons, Mr. Zinsmeister was a Command Sergeant Major and had been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He rose from enlisted status to become the top ranking non-commissioned officer in the 112th Medical Bridgade for the state of Ohio. He was known as 'Mr. Medical'.

Mr. Zinsmeister worked as a car inspector for the New York Central Railroads for 18 years. He and his brother Robert owned and operated Z and Z Electronics, a tv installation and repair service.

He and his wife moved to the state of Del. in 1992 to live next door to their daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Melvin Fox, who helped care for Mr. Zinsmeister until his recent illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Harold Zinmeister and Florence V. Howard Zinsmeister-Basinger, a daughter, Linda Kay Zinsmeister, and a son, Homer Benton Zinsmeister 'Benny'.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth J. Price-Zinsmeister; two sons, Harold Z. Zinsmeister Jr. of Spencerville, Ohio and Ronald G. Zinsmeister of Roscoe, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. James Marland 'Florence' of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Melvin Fox 'Gloria', of Milton, and Mrs. Thomas Davis 'Donna' of Cardington, Ohio; the Kathy D. Zinsmeister, wife of the late Benny Zinsmeister, of Gahanna, Ohio; nine brothers and sisters; Mrs. Isabelle Williams of Mooresville, N.C., Gene Zinsmeister of Nebraska, Mrs. Don Koester 'Lois' of Toledo, Ohio, Robert Zinsmaster of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Hollis Crawford 'Nancy' of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Roger Tomlinson 'Carol' of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Stevenson of New Concord, Ohio, Mrs. Les Kuhlman 'Judy' of Rochester, Pa., and Mrs. Roger Reasoner 'Betty Sue' of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 24 step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as a Dachsund, Edgar, who was a constant companion and misses him dearly.

A military funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Schoedinger's Majoram, Gahanna Chapel, 335 West Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, Ohio, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the chapel. 

A memorial service will be held in Delaware at a later date.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be sent to your local American Instiute for Cancer Research or your local Diabetes Association.

 

Mary Adelin-Josepine Brown-Dennis, 76

QUEEN ANNE, Md. - Mary Adelin-Josepine Brown-Dennis of QueenAnne, Md. died Tuesday, April 28, 1998 in Corsica Hills Nursing Home. She was 76.

Mrs. Dennis was born 1921 in Carmicheal, Md., daughter of the late Charles and Frances Brown.

She attended public schools in Carmicheal, Md.

Mrs. Dennis was employed at Esskay for 12 years.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Dennis; two brothers, James Brown and Willam Brown; two sisters, Martha Brown Miller and Irma Brown; three children, Ottis Brown, Dorthy Hammand and Margret Bron, a devoted granddaughter, Shieley Stewart, 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Carmicheal-John Wesley United Methodist Church. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton, Md. 

Burial will follow the service in Veteran Cemetery, Preston, Md.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to

414 Fox Meadow Rd., QueenAnne, Md., 21657.

 

Harold Emerson Remley, 77

DOVER - Harold Emerson Remley of Dover died Wednesday, April 28, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home due to a cerebovasular accident. He was 77.

Mr. Remley was born 1920 in Cheswold, to the late Norris Lee and Elizabeth Scarborough Remley.

He was a graduate of Dover High School and Temple University, where he receved his Masters Degree.

He surved in the U.S. Army During World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Remley was a certified public accountant, where he operated his business in Dover for 30 years. He was a former mayor of Leipsic and he served as accountant for the Public Service Commission.

He was a member of Roby United Methodist Church in Leipsic. He enjoyed collecting stamps, coins, and old cars.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Dempsey Remley, of Dover; three daughters, Marilyn Spog of Viola, Annie Harris and Barbara Behrens, both of Wilmington; a sister, Marjorie Ashworth, of Sacremento, Ca., and four grandchildren.

A private service will be held Saturday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 South Bradford St., Dover.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cheswold.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Roby United Methodist Church, c/o Catherine Hoffman, 2589 Savannah Rd., Dover, De., 19901.
 

Harold Emerson Remley, 77

DOVER - Harold Emerson Remley of Dover died Wednesday, April 28, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home due to a cerebrovascular accident. He was 77.

Mr. Remley was born in 1920 in Cheswold to the late Norris Lee and Elizabeth Scarborough Remley.

He was a graduate of Dover High School and Temple University, where he receved his master's degree.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict.

Mr. Remley was a certified public accountant, and operated a business in Dover for 30 years. He was a former mayor of Leipsic, and he served as accountant for the Public Service Commission.

He was a member of Roby United Methodist Church in Leipsic. He enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and old cars.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Dempsey Remley of Dover; three daughters, Marilyn Spong of Viola and Annie Harris and Barbara Behrens, both of Wilmington; a sister, Marjorie Ashworth, of Sacramento, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A private service will be held today at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cheswold.

Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Roby United Methodist Church, c/o Catherine Hoffman, 2589 Savannah Road, Dover, DE 19901.

G. Edward Gross, 68

MILFORD - G. Edward Gross of Milford, formerly of Harrington, died Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Milford Manor Nursing Home. He was 68.

Mr. Gross was a member of the Harrington Senior Center and a resident for several years of Heritage Manor in Harrington.

Burial will be in Florida in the family lot.

Arrangement by Price Funeral Home, Harrington.

Mabel M. Wright

DOVER - Mabel M. Wright of Dover died Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home, Dover.

Mrs. Wright was a homemaker.

She is survived by her mother, Hester Pleasanton of Cape Coral, Fla.; her husband, Jimmy Wright of Dover; two sons, Richard Donahue and Ernie Rash, both of Millsboro; a stepson, James Wright of Layton, Utah; two daughters, Joanne Fitzcharles of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kay Biddle of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Jenny Fridman of Vale, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Bear. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Faries Funeral Home, 1250 S. Governors Ave., Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
 

Madelyn E. Hoffecker, 86

CAMDEN - Madelyn E. Hoffecker of Camden died of cancer Friday, May 1, 1998, in Bayhelth, Kent General Hospital. She was 86.

Mrs. Hoffecker was born 1912 in Dover, the daughter of the late Lewis L. and Bertha Fairess Emery.

She was educated in the Dover School District and attended the Octagonal School and Little Creek School, Liitle Creek.

She worked at International Playtex for 27 years, retiring in 1977. 

Mrs. Hoffecker was a active member of the Dover First Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She enjoyed working in her yard where she had approximately 40 azaleas, along will numerous other flowers. She was a excellent cook and enjoyed having large family dinners.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Hoffecker, 1962, her son, Ronald W. Hoffecker, 1974, and four brothers, Gordon, Robert, Donald, and Richard Emery.

She is survived by a son, Richard D. Hoffecker and his wife, Carole; four daughters, Patricia Yossick and her husband, Bert, Phyllis Samples and her husband, Norman, both of Dover, Stephanie King and her husband William of Viola, and Vicki Thornley and her husband, Jeff, of Camden; a brother, Charles Emery of Dover; two sisters, Mildred Burris and Louise Fountain, both of Dover; 22 grandchildren, Mark, David, Craig Yossick, Leslie Callahan, Jenifer Moran, Micheal, Keith, and Randy Samples, Kimberly DePitro, Killi Croft, Michelle Routen, Lori Pleasanton, Kevin Hoffecker, Ronald Hoffecker Moore, David Miller, Mathew and Nathan Hoffecker, Monica Anderson, Heather and Amber King and Christopher and Taylor Thornley; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dover First S.D.A. Church, 647 Wyoming Ave., Dover, where Pastor Vladimir Corea will officiate. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

 

Delema E. Reed, 86

MILTON - Delema E. Reed of Milton died Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 86.

Mrs. Reed was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Frank and Lillie Wilson Ward.

She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening.

Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Reed, in 1964.

She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Schlitter of Milton, Lillian Oldham of Dover, Barbara Keithley of Clayton and Helen Walls of Georgetown; two sons-in-law, Tony Schlitter of Milton and Gale Walls of Georgetown; a son, Franklin W. Reed of Harrington; a daughter-in-law, Clara McCready Reed of Harrington; two sisters, Margaret Vickers of Millsboro and Katherine Rust of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Service, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lawrence E. Staton will officiate.

Burial will follow the service in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.

 

Eldred Hicks, 64

FELTON - Eldred Hicks of Felton died Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 64.

Mr. Hicks was born in 1934, in Delaware.

He was well-known in his community and liked by all.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hicks of Felton; a brother, Bennie Hicks; a sister, Edith Hicks; his mother-in-law, Louis Davis; a brother-in-law, Marvel Harris; and other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon today at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Dover.

 

Thelma R. Jewell, 89

MILFORD - Thelma R. Jewell of Milford died of heart failure Friday, May 1, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 89.

Ms. Jewell was born in Houston, the daughter of the late Clarence F. Jewell and Vertie Travis Jewell.

She owned and operated Jewell's Grocery Store in Milford for many years, retiring in 1988.

Ms. Jewell was a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church of Milford, the Milford VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Soroptimist Club of Eastern Sussex County.

She is survived by a brother, Kenneth H. Jewell of Navasota, Texas; a nephew, Kenneth H. Jewell II of Milford; two nieces, Roxanne Jewell of Navasota, and Starr J. Fioca of Milford; three great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements made by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

 

Dorlena A. Maull Waples Purnell, 78

BELLTOWN - Dorlena A. Maull Waples Purnell of Belltown, near Lewes died of congestive heart failure Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 78.

Mrs. Purnell was born in Lewes, daughter of the late Carl and Freda Mosley Maull.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Lewes.

Mrs. Purnell is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joshua Purnell, 1983.

She is survived by a daughter, Alfreda Cannon and her husband Norman, of Lewes; a adopted son, Harry Tunnell Sr. of Lewes; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be will be private. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Concord.

 

Suzanne M. Ragone, 46

NORTH VERNON, Ind. - Suzanne M. Ragone of North Vernon died Thursday, April 30, 1998 in Methodist Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. She was 46.

Mrs. Vernon moved to North Vernon in 1997 from Seaford, Del. While in Seaford, she was a physical therapist for the handicapped children at Katie L. Handy School, she worked there for 12 years. In Indiana, she was a physical therapist for Liberty Health Developmental Service Inc., Semour, Ind.

She is survived by a son, Christopher A. Ragone of Seaford; a daughter, Stephanie A. Rangone of North Vernon; and her mother, Loretta Murray of North Vernon.

Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford.

Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

 

Ida M. Lecurts, 89

DELMAR - Ida M. Lecurts of Delmar, formerly of Laurel, died of cancer Friday May 1, 1998 in Chancellor Care Center, Delmar. She was 89.

Mrs. Lecurts was born in Pittsville, Md., the daughter of the late Horace and Clara Parsons Carey.

She was a nurse's aide at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, for 15 years retiring, 1971.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin W. Lacurts, 1967.

She is survived by a son, Marion P. Lecurts of Delmar, Md.; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service, The Rev. Ray Chamberlain will officiate.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, near Willards, Md.

 

Susan Frank Owen, 49

CHARLESTON S.C. - Susan Frank Owen of Charleston died of cancer Friday, May 1, 1998 in the home of her mother in Bethany Beach. She was 49.

Mrs. Owen was a relator.

She is survived by her husband, Ora J. Owen; a son, Josh Shaw of Rockville, Md.; her mother, Betty Frank of Bethany Beach; a brother, Richard W. Frank of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Betsy Rathvon of Atlanta.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Martha's Episcopal Church, Pennsylvania and Maplewood avenues, Bethany Beach, where the Rev. John F. Hird will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

 

Louise B. Wilgus, 78

ROXANA - Louise B. Wilgus of Roxana died from injuries received in an auto accident Friday, May 1, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was 78.

Mrs. Wilgus and her husband owned and managed Wilgus Service Station, Roxana, for over 41 years, before she retired.

She was the chaplain and past worthy Matron of Frankford Chapter 12, order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, of 57 years, Wilson J. Wilgus, 1997.

She is survived by a nephew and five nieces.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service, the Rev. Fred Duncan will officiate.

Burial will be in the Roxana Cemetery, Roxana.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Roxana Volunteer Fire Co., or the Frankford Chapter 12 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Millville.

 

Florence Linsenmeyer, 89

SMYRNA - Florence Linsenmeyer of Smyrna formerly of Wilmington, died Friday, May 1, 1998 in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 89.

Mrs. Linsenmeyer was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Fair Winds Baptist Church, Bear.

Mrs. Linsenmeyer is preceded in death by her husband Fred Linsenmeyer, 1962.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Insley of Dover, Trudy Achenbach of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends may call 11 a.m.-noon at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.

Instead of flowers donations may be given to Fair Winds Baptist Church, 801 Seymour Road, Bear, DE 19701.

 

Christina Marie Chew, 1 month 18 days

MAGNOLIA - Christina Marie Chew of Magnolia died Friday, May 1, 1998. She was 1 month and 18 days.

Christina was born March 13, 1998, in Dover, daughter of Monroe G. and Debbie M. Chew.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Monroe Grayson Chew VI, 1996.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Magen Lynn, Wendy Lorraine, and Sabrina R. Chew, all of Magnolia; her grandparents, Monroe Chew IV of District Heights, Md., Marie Anne Chew of Massachusetts, Charles Thompson Jr. and Hazel Marie Thompson of Dover; and a Aunt, Lisa Harris of Dover.

Service will be noon Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St. at Reed, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

 

John J.Reischman Sr., 76

DOVER - John J. Reischman Sr. of Dover died of a long illness Friday, May 1, 1998 in Bayhealth, Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 76.

Mr. Reischman was born 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Vincent and Minnie Reischman.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He worked as a printing press operator in New York City, for 40 years, retiring in 1985.

He moved to Dover in 1993, and had spent the last four years in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. He was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Reischman enjoyed working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Reischman; a son, John J. Reischman Jr.; three daughters, Patricia Mohr and her husband, William of Greenwood, Kathleen Watklevicz of South Amboy, N.J., and Christina Emrich and her husband, Michael, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Torbert Funeral Home Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

Burial will be 10:30 Wednesday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

 

Charles H. Kilby, 59

HOUSTON - Charles H. Kilby of Houston died of heart failure Friday, May 1, 1998, in Christiana Medical Center, Christiana. He was 59.

Mr. Kilby was born 1938 in Lancaster, Pa., he was raised in Chilhowie, Va. 

He had held a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, he was also a graduate of the Air Force N.C.O. Academy and the Senior N.C.O. Academy. 

He served in the United States Air Force, he served his country loyally for 24 years serving several tours over seas in support of american troops and service me around the world.

He worked as an electrical engineer for Lockhead Maetetta Corporation.

Mr. Kilby was a member of Forrest Heights Baptist Church, Clovis, N.M., where he served as a deacon, youth group co-ordinator and sunday school director.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Baldwin Killey of 39 years; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Donna Kilby of Dover, another son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Trudy Kilby of Mansfield, Conn.; three sisters, Emma Blevins, Brenda Sauls, Marie Cress, all of Chiilhowie, Va.; three brothers, Daryll Kilby and Richard Kilby, both of Chilhowie, and Malcolm and Pat Baldwin of Norwigh, Endland; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Milford Baptist Church, Shawnee Road, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Instead of flowers contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, Main Sail Drive, Milton or American Heart Association, Georgetown, DE

 

Andrew L. Varga, 71

SEAFORD - Andrew L. Varga of Seaford died of congestive heart failure Saturday, May 2, 1998 in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 71.

Mr. Varga was born in 1926 in Yonkers, N.Y.

He graduated from Niagara University, 1952 with a bachelor's of science in business administration.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy and on his stations was aboard the USS Lake Champlain.

Mr. Varga worked as a systems specialst for the DuPont Company, Niagara Falls, N.Y., from 1952-1960, and in Seaford plant from 1960 to his retirement in 1985.

He enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joanne Curry Varga; two sons, Andrew L. Varga Jr. of Niagara Falls, Alexander B. Varga of Laurel; three daughters, Julia K. Varga of Independence, Mo., Myra E. Parham, Virginia Beech, Va., Karen L. Absher of Seaford; a brother, William Alexander Varga of Fort Myers, Fla., a sister, Helen Querioga of North Prot, Fla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Flieschauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.

 

Lillian Susanne Litchfield, 81

EARLEVILLE, Md. - Lillian Susanne Litchfield died of heart failure Thursday, April 30, 1998 in Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, Md. She was 81.

Mrs. Litchfield was born in Alberta, Canada, daughter of the late Stephan and Anna Grau Borger.

She was raised and educated in the Edmonton-Alberta area.

She worked at Dickinson High School where she worked as dietitian for a number of years, she then worked for Cecil County Board of Education, she worked as a dietician for the Elkton Middle School for a period of 12 years, she retired in 1982. 

Mrs. Litchfield was a active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Earleville, Miss. 

She loved to do handcrafts, and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her Husband of 55 years, William O. Lichfield III, 1992.

She is survived by a daughter, JoAnne M. Beaty of Atlanta; a son, William Oscar Litchfield IV of Earleville, Md.; a sister, Peggy McDonald of Edmonton-Alberta, Canada; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by the Fellows. Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 226 East Main St., Cecilton, Md.


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