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Lawrence A. DiEmidio, 77
ANGOLA BY THE BAY - Lawrence A. DiEmidio of Angola by the Bay, Lewes, died of heart failure Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 77.
Mr. DiEmidio was born in Chester, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Antonia Corrafa DiEmidio.
He was employed by New York Ship of Camden, N.J., and most recently worked for Sun Oil Co. of Marcus Hook, as a welder for 39 years, retiring in 1979.
He was a United States Navy World War II veteran; he received a presidential citation for heroism. He was active in the reunions for the USS Newcomb.
Mr. DiEmidio was a member of Satfire Club at Sun Oil Co. He was a member of VFW Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Lewes, and a charter member of the Garden City Fire Co., Pa.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary DiEmidio, in 1990, and a brother, Donte DiEmidio.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret Dougherty DiEmidio; two sons, Dennis DiEmidio of Wallingford, Pa., and Kevin DiEmidio of Dover; two brothers, Samuel DiEmidio and Joseph ''Pippy'' DiEmidio, both of Ridley Township, Pa.; and a sister, Vera Funni of Jupiter, Fla.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Chrysostom Church, Wallingford, Pa., where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nolen'Fidale Funeral Home, 2316 Providence Ave., Chester, Pa.
Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Rose Valley, Pa.
George William Bacorn Sr., 62
SEAFORD - George William Bacorn Sr., of Seaford, died of heart failure Friday, May 29, 1998, in Genesis Health Care Center. He was 62.
Mr. Bacorn was born in Lambertville, N.J.
He was a member of the Volunteer Drum and Bugle Corp and the Columbia Fire Co., both in Lambertville.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Rogers Bacorn; a son, George William Bacorn Jr. of Ridgely, Md.; a daughter, Diana Bowles of Laurel; two sisters, Elizabeth Bacorn and Alice Bacorn, both of Lambertville, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Seaford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice Inc., 600 Du Pont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Edna Scotten, 96
DOVER - Edna Scotten, of Dover, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Green Meadows Home, Dover. She was 96.
Ms. Scotten was a school teacher for the Caesar Rodney School District for over 30 years and taught at the Rose Valley School.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Dover.
She is survived by two sons, John R. Scotten of Dover, and Robert A. Scotten of Glenn Dale, Md.; two sisters, Lottie Hill of Milford, and Iva Ralph of Harrington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Trader Funeral Home Inc., 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to Delaware Hos pice or Wesley United Methodit Church, Dover.
Demetris DeShawn Teat, newborn
DOVER - Demetris DeShawn Teat, of Dover, died May 28, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was a newborn.
Demetris was born May 28, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, the son of Kisha L. Bryant of Dover and Kinond D. Teat Sr. of Felton.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kinon D. Teat Jr. of Dover; maternal grandparents, Rhonda Waters and Tony Blake of Salisbury, Md.; paternal grandparents, Victoria Teat of Felton and Paige Coston Jr. of Houston; paternal great-grandparents, David Durant, Virginia Coston, Paige Coston Sr. of Felton, and aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Burial will be private.
Dorothy A. Short, 87
FELTON - Dorothy A. Short, of Felton, died Friday, May 30, 1998, in the Country Rest Home, Greenwood. She was 87.
Miss Short was born May 6, 1911, in Georgetown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Hiram, in 1973.
She is survived by her business manager, Burton D. Willis, of Milford.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Felton.
Charles 'Buck' Snyder Jr., 74
CHESTER, Md. - Charles ''Buck'' Snyder Jr., of Chester, died Friday, May 29, 1998. He was 74.
Mr. Snyder was born in 1923, in Stevensville, the son of the late Dr. Charles E. Sr. and Margaret Strange Snyder.
He attended McDonough Military Academy and Iowa State University. He graduated with a degree in agriculture.
He was a self-employed farmer on Kent Island until 1968, he was then employed in the construction industry with Cherry Hill Construction of Upper Marlboro.
Mr. Snyder was a member of Easton Elks Lodge 1622, a member of the Bay Country Moose Club Lodge 831, and a former member of the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine Murphy Snyder of Chester; a daughter, Diane Foor of Centerville; two grandchildren, Marsha Clough of Cordova, and Teresa Rhodes of Centerville; and four great-grandchildren, Eric and Ashley Clough and Brandon and Morgan Rhodes.
Service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Memorial Hospital, Easton, c/o Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 219 Washington St., Easton, MD 21601.
Vera S. Elliott, 69
GEORGETOWN - Vera S. Elliott of Georgetown, and a summer resident of Bethany Beach, died Friday, May 29, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. She was 69.
Mrs. Elliott was born in York, Pa., the daughter of the late Ozro and Myrtle Minnich Steigelman.
She worked as a clerk/typist in the Court of Common Pleas for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
She enjoyed many friends in Georgetown and at her summer home in Bethany Beach.
Mrs. Elliott attended Grace United Methodist Church and served on various committees. She was a member and past treasurer for the Mid-Sussex A.A.R.P. She was a volunteer for the Milford School District; she was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert ''Bob'' L. Elliott; two daughters, Karin Adkins of Harbeson, and Karla Elliot of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, Keith Elliott of Laurel; two sisters, Lois Halloway of Selbyville, and Norma Jean Ellis of Wilmington; a brother, Richarch ''Dick'' Steigelman of Monkton, Md.; and six grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call 7-9 p.m. today at Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist
Church, Georgetown, or Millville United Methodist Church, Millville.
April M. Beaucham, 45
LEWES - April M. Beaucham of Lewes died Monday, June 1, 1998, in her residence. She was 45.
Mrs. Beaucham was born in 1952, in Lewes, the daughter of John W. Morris and Helen Downs Morris, both of Lewes.
She was a 1972 graduate of Brandywine College, where she received the President's Award with a 4.0 average. She was listed on in Who's Who Among American Colleges.
Mrs. Beaucham worked at the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies in Lewes for 25 years, where she was the senior secretary, retiring in 1997.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, William R. Beaucham Jr. of Lewes; a son, John W. Beauchamp at home; a daughter, Shelly Ann Beaucham at home; a sister, Patricia Price of Lewes.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720, or Delaware Hospice, Southern Division North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Marilyn W. Lyons, 79
GREENWOOD - Marilyn W. Lyons of Greenwood died of natural causes Monday, June 1, 1998. She was 79.
Mrs. Lyons was born in 1919, in Milford, the daughter of the late Charles and Cora Wilkerson.
She was a homemaker, but for a few years, she did work at Marion Tracey Dance Studio in Dover, playing the piano.
Mrs. Lyons loved china painting.
She was a member of St. Johnstown United Methodist Church, where she played the piano for Sunday School and during Worship Service when needed.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Luther; a daughter, Dolores Batson of Greenwood; a son, Monty G. Lyons of Harwinton, Conn.; five grandchildren, Rebecca Batson of Dover, Christopher Lyons of Douglasville, Ga., Cheryl DeMarino of South Lyon, Mich., Kimberly Muller of Canton, Conn., and Natalie Nichols of Torrington, Conn.; and two great-grandsons, Clayton DeMarino and Wesley DeMarino, both of South Lyon, Mich.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Johnstown United Methodist Church, Greenwood.
Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. Johnstown, United Methodist Church, c/o Lelia Willey, Rd. 1, Box 237, Greenwood, DE 19950.
Arrangements by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.
Barbara Stafford Thompson, 49
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Barbara Stafford Thompson of Chestertown died Monday, June 1, 1998, in Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital. She was 49.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Baltimore, daughter of the late William J. Simpson Sr. and Marie Bryden Roberts.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mrs. Thompson enjoyed her family thoroughly.
She is survived by her husband, William Thompson; a son, Linwood W. ''Sonny'' Stafford of Quantico, Va.; a daughter, Denise Marie Stafford of Chestertown; two sisters, Teresa Wolfe of Chestertown and Jackie Nitchman of Ashville, N.C.; two brothers, William J. Simpson Jr. of Illnois and Buddy Roberts of Chestertown; and five grandchildren.
There will be a graveside memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, where Father Leonard Blakley will officiate.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kent County Hospice Foundation, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Elwood Richard Lewis, 59
LAUREL - Elwood Richard Lewis of Laurel died of cancer Monday, June 1, 1998, in his home. He was 59.
Mr. Lewis was born in Willards, Md., the son of the late Ira W. and Flora M. Truitt Lewis.
He had been a timber cutter for Elmer Wilson in Harbeson.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Joan Galligan Lewis; a sister, Mildred Lewis of Baton Rouge, La.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in New Hope Cemetery, New Hope Road, Willards.
Friends may call from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Friday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.
The Rev. James Langrall will officiate.
Elsie Mae Justice, 55
FRUITLAND, Md. - Elsie Mae Justice of Fruitland died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Salisbury. She was 55.
Miss Justice was the daughter of the late Frank and Lottie Justice.
She was employed at Campbell Soup Co. in Salisbury for 32 years before it closed.
Miss Justice was a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Fruitland.
She is survived by a son, Quintin Justice of Dover, N.J.; a daughter, Dichelle Brown of Salisbury; a sister, Arinthia Corbin of Morristown, N.J.; two brothers, Lewis Justice of Philadelphia and Wayne Bounds of Princess Anne and a dear and loving friend of thirty years, Emory White Jr. of Fruitland.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, Fruitland.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, U.S. 50 West in Salisbury.
Burial will be in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Temperanceville, Va.
Jean Keene, 70
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Jean Keene of Chestertown died Sunday, May 31, 1998, in the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 70.
Ms. Keene was born in Elkton, the daughter of the late Heighe and Helen Pratt Stevens Hill, owners of Hill's Torist Home, Chestertown.
She worked as a secretary for Washington College in Chestertown, March of 1972. She worked in this capacity to both Dr. Joseph McLain and Dr. Charles Merdinger, past presidents at Washington College. In 1982, she transferred to the science department at Washington College where she worked as faculty secretary, retiring in 1985.
Ms. Keene was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chestertown.
She loved music, and enjoyed playing the piano, composing many orginal pieces.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Cohoon of Baltimore; a sister, Joan Moore of Chestertown; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a niece and a nephew.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.
The Rev. Jerome DeVine will officiate.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Wayne E. Williams Jr., infant
DOVER - Wayne E. Williams Jr. of Dover was stillborn Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.
Wayne was born to Wayne Edward Williams Sr. and Lashandra Gilmore, both of Dover.
He is survived by his great-grandmother, Harriet Gilmore of Dover; grandparents, Ricky Brooks and Denise Gilmore, both of Dover; Wayne E. Scott of Slaughter Neck, Letitia Williams and step-grandfather, James S. Harris of Dover; great-grandparents, Lula Mae Whitehurst of Dover; step-grandfather, Paul Whitehurst Sr. of Dover, Donald Williams of Slaughter Neck, Mary Elsberry of Dover, Melvin E. Scott and Mary Ann Scott of Harrington, Uncle Marvin Williams of Dover and Aunt Letitia Williams of Dover, Aunt Monique Davis and a host of great-uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Service will be at noon Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery in Slaughter Neck.
The family suggests flowers to be sent to Benny Smith Funeral Home.
William M. Hugg Jr., 79
SLAUGHTER BEACH - William M. Hugg Jr. of Slaughter Beach died in his daughter's home, in Milford, Monday, June 1, 1998. He was 79.
Mr. Hugg was an Army veteran during World War II. He was with the 106th infantry division during the Battle of the Bulge, wherer he became a POW for six months.
He retired from DuPont's in Seaford in 1976, after 26 years as a machine operator.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Hugg of Herndon, Va., and Nancy Beard of Milford; a sister, Ann Smith of Milford; one granddaughter, Leigh Anne Beard; and a son-in-law, Gerard V. Beard.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, DE 19963.
Robert Louis Jones, 71
MARYDEL - Robert Louis Jones of Marydel died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 71.
Mr. Jones was a self-employed truck driver for various farms in the area, retiring three years ago.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Marydel, Md.
Mr. Jones enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Jones in 1998.
He is survived by a son, Robert L. Carter of Tampa, Fla.; three step-sons, George H. Jones and his wife, Joy of Marydel, William A. ''BJ'' Jones of Henderson, Md. and Harry Jones and his wife, Dana of Templeville, Md.; a daughter, Debbie Cisco of Jacksonville, Fla.; three step-daughters, Jennifer J. Teat and her husband, Gene F. of Chestertown, Md., N. Jean Virdin and her husband, Dale R. of Hartly, and Joyce M. Ottinger and her husband, George of Dover; a sister, Sarah Kemp of Newark; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover, where the Rev. Albert C. Burton will officiate.
Louis Roy Taggart, 58
CAMDEN-WYOMING - Louis Roy Taggart of Camden-Wyoming died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in his home. He was 58.
Mr. Taggart was born in 1939, in Newark, N.J., son of the late Elizabeth and Robert J. Taggart.
He worked as a machine operator in the bakery industry until retiring on disability 10 years ago, at which time he moved with his family to Delaware.
Mr. Taggart attended Holy Cross Church, Dover.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lucy Padilla Taggart; a son, Richie Taggart of New Jersey; four daughters, Dorothy Ball of Felton, Donna Mortiz of New Jersey, Sharon Mason of New Jersey and Lisa Taggart of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren, Melissa Muller, Bruce and Russell Mason, Ryan Taggart, Gary Gordon Jr., Jessica and Angela Mortiz.
Service will be at held today at the Krowicki Funeral Home, N.J.
Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, N.J.
Local arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Betty Elizabeth Thomas Rowe, 59
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Betty Elizabeth Thomas Rowe of Chestertown died Friday, May 29, 1998, in Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital. She was 59.
Mrs. Rowe was born in 1939, raised in Chestertown, the daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Esther Corrine Yorker.
She attended Chestertown public schools.
Mrs. Rowe worked at Vita foods for years and later did domestic work for many families.
She was an active member of United Methodist Women at Janes United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Rowe Sr.
She is survived by a son, Calvin Rowe Jr.; a daughter, Alva Dorsey; a son-in-law, Ronald Dorsey Sr. and one grandson, Durell L. Pinkett, all of Chestertown.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Janes United Methodist Church, Cross and Cannon Streets, Chestertown, where the Rev. Gonzalee Mathews will officiate.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Pomona Cemetery, Chestertown.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.
Gary Lee Dodge I, 65
GREENSBORO, Md. - Gary Lee Dodge I of Greensboro died of cancer Monday, June 1, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 65.
Mr. Dodge served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran.
He was born in Owosso, Mich., the son of the late Menzo Earl Dodge and Florance Maude Tucker.
Mr. Dodge was owner and operator of Midway Enterprises as a locksmith. He had been an auto mechanic for Beck Chevorlet and Jarvis Chevorlet in Denton, Md. Later he became a manager of the auto body shop for Noble Ford. Recently, he worked at Greensboro Hardware part-time in Greensboro.
He was formerly active in Cub Scouts and a past Boy Scout Scout Master.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Doreen Ann Leighton, a brother, Menzo E. Dodge II, and a step-mother, Betty June Dodge.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Joiner Dodge of Greensboro; two sons, Thomas M. Dodge and Gary Lee Dodge II, both of Greensboro; two brothers, Michael Dodge of Gladwin, Mich., and Robert Dodge of Buckeye, Ariz.; a step-brother, Lamar Young of Flint, Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Greensboro Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Greensboro, MD 21639.
James Isaac Henry Sr., 88
QUAKER NECK, Md. - James Isaac Henry Sr. of Quaker Neck died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in his home. He was 88.
Mr. Henry was born in Broad Neck, son of the late Clarence Henry and Liza Black.
He attended Kent County Public Schools.
Mr. Henry worked as a farmer for Beck Farm, Glen Martin Farm and retired from Remington Farm. He came out of retirement and worked for Landend Farm part-time.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Etta Henry; a son, Owen Wesley Henry and two sisters, Charlotte and Genieve Thomas.
He is survived by four sons, James Isaac Henry Jr. of Melitota, George Henry Sr. and Norman Henry Sr., both of Quaker Neck and Wallace Henry Sr. of Rock Hall; one daughter, Mary Henry of Townsend; two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Robinson of Philadelphia and Emily Graves of Rock Hall; one brother-in-law, Cornelius Sisco of Quaker Neck; 27 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, and three other grandchildren, whom he and his wife raised, Wallace Henry Jr., Shineta Rochester and Lamonte Lawrence and one great-grandchild, Asia Lawrence.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Walley Funeral Home, 207 Calvert St., Chestertown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Rev. Ronnie Freeman will officiate.
Burial will be in Haddaway Chapel Cemetery in Broad Neck.
Stanton O. Holleger, 86
WYOMING - Stanton O. Holleger of Wyoming died Monday, June 1, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 86.
Mr. Holleger was born in 1911, in Canterbury, son of the late John T. and Mary Stanton Holleger.
He worked the land on the family farm for 37 years and worked at Playtex for 29 years, retiring in 1974.
Mr. Holleger was a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.
He was an avid bowler and played on the Modern Maturity Bowling League.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Florence Catherine Holleger; a step-son, Sandell C. Luff of Whitehall, Pa.; two step-daughters, Betty Yoder of De Land, Fla. and Mary Armstrong of Reedsville, Pa.; two brothers, Fred Holleger of Dover and James Holleger of Woodside; two sisters, Invanete Flowers of Dover and Amanda Consalo of Bridgeville.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions sent to the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forest Ave., Dover, DE 19904, or to Parkinson Disease Center, c/o John's Hopkins Outpatient Center, Ste. 5064, 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21287-0875.