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Bonnie Marie O'Brien, 35

DOVER - Bonnie Marie O'Brien of Dover died of cancer Tuesday, June 10, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 35.

Mrs. O'Brien graduated from Dover High School in 1980 and was nearing completion of bachelor's degree in business at Wilmington College, Silver Lake branch.

She worked as an accountant for the State Personnel Office, where she had many dear friends, including others throughout the state.

Mrs. O'Brien's joy in life was her children. She was a dedicated mother and cherished her girls dearly. She was always deeply concerned with the welfare of all children and animals. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, the beach, fishing, crabbing, family times, her job, her new puppy, Baby Cupcake, and most of all, her two little girls.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lee, and her father, Leland M. O'Brien.

She is survived by her two children, Cynthia Nicole, 10, and Rebecca Marie, 8; her mother, Marian O'Brien of Dover; four brothers, Eric of Dover, David of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mark of Orlando, Fla., and Steven and his wife Debbie of Audubon, Pa., and her nephews, Tim and Steve. She will be remembered by all who met her for her sweet smile and her kind and friendly manner.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford streets, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.

Iona Brittingham White, 80

BELLTOWN - Iona Brittingham White of Belltown died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in her home. She was 80.

Mrs. White was born 1917, daughter of the late Reba Hargust Brittingham and Ollie Brittingham.

She attended Nassau 198-C School in Belltown.

She was a domestic worker in Newburg, N.Y., Annapolis, Md., and Willin Motel in Midway.

Mrs. White sang alto in the choir at John Wesley, occasionaly.

She is survived by a daughter, Edna Brittingham; 10 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Verna Brittingham of Philadelphia, Gertrude Harmon and Amelia Brittingham, both of Lewes, and Esther Givens of Georgetown; three aunts, Claudia Cates of Philadelphia, and Pearl Carter and Elsie Brittingham; a host of neices, nephews, relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at John Wesley in Belltown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in People's Memorial Park in Midway.

Oscar W. McCabe Sr., 78

MILLSBORO - Oscar W. McCabe of Millsboro died of heart failure Monday, June 8, 1998, in the Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 78.

Mr. McCabe was born near Millsboro, the son of the late John F. and Ella Bunting McCabe.

He was a member of the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday School teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Radish McCabe; a son, Oscar W. McCabe Jr. of Millsboro; a brother, John F. McCabe of Dagsboro; a sister, Kathaleen Franklin of Millsboro; and two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.

Instead of flowers, the faimly suggests contributions to be made to the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Roy Rogers, Rt. 4 Box-D, Millsboro, DE 19966.

William Moore Mallalieu, 79

CRUMPTON, Md. - William Moore Mallalieu of Crumpton died of kidney failure Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in the Perry Point Veterans Hospital, Perryville. He was 79.

Mr. Mallalieu was born in Sudlersville, the son of the late John and Eunice Mallalieu.

He graduated frome Sudlersville High School in 1936.

Mr. Mallalieu worked for J. Noble Hardesty Plumbing and Heating in Sudlersville and than for Theodore Kimble Service Co. of Sudlersville, retiring in 1981.

He was in the military, serving with the famous Dixie Division 106th Engineer Combat Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater operation on New Guinea. He recieved citations for Good Conduct American Theater Ribbion, Asiatic Ribbion, Distingushed Unit Badge, and World War II Victory Ribbon.

He loved all sports, espically baseball and harness racing. As a young man, he playen in the Mardel and the BiState Baseball League. He also played for the Sudlersville softball team and the Queen Annes Soccer team.

Mr. Mallalieu was a member of the St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Sudlersville, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 192, Millington, and a lifetime member of the Sudlersville Vol. Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Helen C. Mallalieu; two daughters, JoAnn Adams of Sudlersville and Diane Harris of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Michael Scarborough of Dover, Del.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.

Arrangements by the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Millington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to the Jimmie Foxx Statue Fund c/o Sudlersville Betterment Club Inc., Box 130, Sudlersville, MD 21668 or the Curmpton Cemetery Flag Fund, c/o Carl T. Butterworth P.O. Box 98, Crumpton, MD 21628.

Mary Elizabeth Jones, 76

GEORGETOWN - Mary Elizabeth Jones of Georgetown died of heart failure Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 76.

Mrs. Jones was valedictorian of her high school class in Crafton, W.Va. and graduated with her nursing degree from Sibley School of Nursing in Washington, D.C.

She was a registered nurse who retired servral years ago.

Mrs. Jones was a volunteer with the Family Court court appointed special advocate program, foreign exchange A.F.S. supporter, active participant in Communtty Affairs, American Red Cross, and R.S.V.P. phone volunteer.

She enjoyed cenealogy research.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown, The Stoke Club, and was an actor with the Possom Point Players. She was also a member of the Daughters on the American Revolution, where she had held several offices, V.F.W. Post 2931 Ladies Auxilary, Mayflower Society, New England Womens Society, Republican Womens Club, and she was involved with the Historical Society. She was very involved with school activites and had been awarded the Women of the Year award at Sussex Central Junior High.

She was preceeed in death by two sons, Frank W. Jones in 1968 and William L. Jones Jr. in 1944.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William L. ''Cap'' Jones; five daughters, Lib Jones of Rehoboth Beach, Priscilla Jones and Nancy Hastings, both of Georgetown, Peccy Bastianelli of Bear and Laura Lands of Felton; a son, Kenneth C. Jones of Hockessin; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Race Street, Georgetown, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Contributions can be made to Frank Jones Memorial Fund, c/o Mrs. Lowe, Sussex Centeral High School, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Shorts Funeral Home, Georgetown.

Margaret A. Pfleger, 73

BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Margaret A. Pfleger of Boyertown died of natural causes Thursday, June 11, 1998, in her home. She was 73.

Mrs. Pfleger was born in Norristown, daughter of late Stewart and Margaret Brennan Adamson.

She was a customer service and teletypist for 10 years at Sears and Roebuck, Norristown, retiring in 1966. She was also a homemaker.

She enjoyed reading and animals.

Mrs. Pfleger was a member of New Hanover Methodist Church, Gilbertsville.

She is survived by a son, John G. Pfleger Jr. of Millsboro; a daughter, Lorizel and her husband, Robert Becker, of Boyertown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Frederick Mennonite Community Chapel, Frederick, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. David Lewis of New Hanover United Methodist Church in Gilbertsville will officiate.

Burial will be in Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jeffersonville.

Arrangements by C.L. Losh Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown.

Alvin W. Hastings, 69

DELMAR - Avin W. Hastings of Delmar died of cancer Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in P.R.M.C., Salisbury, Md. He was 69.

Mr. Hastings was born in Delmar, the son of the late Walter Hastings and Marytle Hastings.

He retired in 1984 from the E.I. Dupont Comp. in Seaford. He was a supervisor of numerous diffrent departments over his 39 years of employment. He also was a self-employed poultry farmer, raising Perdue chickens at his family farm. He was a horse trainer, specializing in standard breed pacers at the Collins Farm in Salisbury.

Mr. Hastings was a member of the United Methodist States Troters Association.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Hastings of Delmar; two sons, Stephen Hastings of Newport, N.C., and David Hastings of Laurel; a daughter, Kathryn Husebye of Manchester, N.H.; a brother, Oliver Hastings of Delmar; three sisters, Martha Pusey of Delmar, Thelma Banks of Hebron, Md., and Elise Chatham of Salisbury; a stepson, Steven Drummond of Laurel; three stepdaughters, Linda Hopkins of Tysskin, Md., Shelly Drummod of Tannersville, Pa., and Theresa Fitzpartrick of Florida; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove St., Delmar, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Ray Chamberlain will officiate.

Burial will be in Springhill Memory Gardens, Hebron, Md.

Contributions can be made to Delmarva Enangelistic Church, P.O. Box 986, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Pauline H. Michael, 88

DENTON, Md. - Pauline H. Michael of Denton died of natural causes Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 88.

Mrs. Michael was born 1909 in Suwanee, Ga., the daughter of the late Oscar and Annie Mashburn Hall.

She was was employed by the Federal Governor National Institute of Science and Technology as an assistant supervisor.

Mrs. Michael was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church of Denton, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Kent Island Federation of Art.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert E. Michael; four brothers, Ivan Hall of Front Royal, Va., Luther Hall of Edgemoor, S.C., Ervin hall of Doraville, Ga., and Hugh Hall of Alamance, N.C.; two sisters, Gladys Seibert of Batlimore, Lunabelle Welch of Gastonia, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mass of Cristian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Denton.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newman Funeral Home, Kent Island location and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Burial will be in Stevensbille Cemetery, Stevensville.

Contributions can be made to American Heart Association, c/o Mary Meredith 218 Greenridge Rd., Federalsburg, MD 21632.

Patricia J. Attalla, 52

MILFORD - Patricia J. Attalla of Milford died of cancer Thursday, June 11, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 52.

Mrs. Attalla was an asset protection manager at Sears and Roebuck and Co. for 22 years in Toms River, N.J., and Dover, before becomming disabled in 1997. She was also a partime home sales person for New Dimension Homes, Millsboro.

She was a member of St. John the Apostie Catholic Church, Milford.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, George A. Attalla Jr.; a son, Edward R. Attalla and his fiancee, Susan Bare, of Milford; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Attalla of Milford; a grandson, Louis James Attalla of Milford; and two sisters, Geraldine Sparno of Bricktown, N.J., and Delores Conklin of Clark, N.J.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Apostl Catholic Church, Seabury Avenue and School Place, Milford.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers the family suggest contributions to be made to the V. Foundation, 1201 Walnut St., 2nd floor, Cary, N.C., 27511.

Leo K. Saksen, 85

MILFORD - Leo K. Saksen of Milford and formerly of Houston died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Milford Care Center. He was 85.

Mr. Saksen worked for W. Simpson Contracting in Camden as a mason, retiring in 1978.

He was a naturilized American citizen and was formerly of Estonia.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elfriede Saksen in 1976, and his daughter, Piret S. Jerread, on May 18, 1998.

He is survived by a sister, Elsa Saksen of Germany; and a granddaughter, Kristen P. Black.

Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to Delaware Valley Transplant Program, 2000 Hamilton St., Suite 201, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milfrod.

John O. Laver, 89

BRIDGEVILLE - John O. Laver of Bridgeville died of heart failure Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in his sister's home. He was 89.

Mr. Laver was a farmer, retiring in 1995.

He is survived by a sister, Virginia A. Spear of Bridgeville, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville.

Francis Henry Fields, 72

EASTON, Md. - Francis Henry Fields of Easton died Sunday, June 7, 1998. He was 72.

Mr. Fields was born in 1926.

He was a musician and played in a band for 50 years.

He was employed with Allen Van Lines, The St. Michaels Post Office and North American Van Lines.

Mr. Fields was a member of Royal Oak CB Club.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Thompson Fields Goldsborugh; three children, Connie Fields and Francis Fields, Jr., both of New Rochelle, N.Y. and Regina Fields of Cambridge; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Cambridge, where friends may call two hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private.


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