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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 naturalized 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, Kirsten P. Black.
Service will be 4 p.m. today 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, Milford.
Joseph 'Joey' Leon Pinet Jr., 34
HENDERSON, Md. - Joseph ''Joey'' Leon Pinet Jr. of Henderson died of natural causes Friday, June 12, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. He was 34.
Mr. Pinet was born 1964 in Wilmington, Del., the son of Leo Pinet of Henderson and Doris Graham Griffith of Hillsboro.
He graduated from North Caroline High School.
He was employed by Allen Foods of Cordova as a quality controller.
Mr. Pinet was a member of Goldsboro Wesleyan Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandfather, Benjamin Graham of Bear, Del.; a brother, Earl Kimble of Oswego, N.Y.; and three sisters, Sandy Snyder of Chestertown, Bonnie Pinet of Crumpton and Marsha Alexander of Greensboro.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Md.
Louise E. Black, 68
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Louise E. Black of died Jamaica died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in her home. She was 68.
Mrs. Black was born in 1930 in Chestertown, Md. daughter of Leon Black and Elizabeth Brown-Black.
She attended Garnett Elementary and High School.
Mrs. Black was a member of Temple AME Zion Church and was a member of Class 19.
She is survived by a son, Ronald Frazier of Long Island; two daughters, Renee Keller of Rochester and Robin Simmons of Kew Gardens; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony Morris Black and William Thomas Black, both of Chestertown; four sisters, Frances Johnson of Quaker Neck, Jean Wicks and Joyce Sommerville, both of Chestertown, and Patricia Green of Philadelphia; five aunts, Nettie Bundy of New York, Agnes Coleman of Baltimore, Sarah Chamber of Chestertown, and Pricy Black and Mary Black, both of Baltimore; an uncle, James Brown of Baltimore, and a host of nieces, and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at Bethel AME Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fairlee, Md.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Chestertown and by Adams Funeral Home in New York.
Norma Lee Thomas Ross, 69
TEMPLE, Texas - Norma Lee Thomas Ross of Temple died of natural causes Thursday, June 11, 1998, in her home. She was 69.
Mrs. Ross was born in 1929 in Henderson, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Pluggi Thomas.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ross was a member of the Caroline Memorial V.F.W. Post 7937 and the Harrington Moose Lodge 534.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Ross in 1981; and three brothers, Robert Thomas, Carroll Thomas and William Thomas.
She is survived by four sons, George Thomas of Hartly, Del., David Ross, Stanley Ross, both of Temple, and Richard Ross of Queen Anne, Md.; a daughter, Barbara Brammer of Colora, Md.; two brothers, Lindwood Thomas and Charles Thomas, both of Henderson, Md.; two sisters, Helen Kendall of Henderson and Dorothy Woolyhand of Denton, Md.; five grandchildren, a great-grandson.
Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md., where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Elsie Anna Scheibelhoffer, 83
MARYDEL, Md. - Elsie Anna Scheibelhoffer of Marydel died of natural causes Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del.. She was 83.
Mrs. Scheibelhoffer was born in 1914 in Henderson, the daughter of the late Thedore and Anna Bischoff Rohman.
She operated a farm with her husband and continued to operate even after his death and was a homemaker for many years.
Mrs. Scheibelhoffer was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the church's Ladies Sodality.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Scheibelhoffer, in 1971.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Swanson of Danville, Va., and Kathy Scheibelhoffer of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Ted Rohman of Augusta, Mass.; a sister, Annabelle Castiglione of New Castle, Del.; and a grandson, Michael Swanson of Danville, Va.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Templeville Cemetery, Templeville.
Contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 399 Marydel, MD 21649.
Arrangements by Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md.
Desiree Marie Marshal and Courtney Lynn Marshal, twin infants
MILLSBORO - Desiree Marie Marshall and Courtney Lynn Marshall of Millsboro died shortly after birth Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. They were twin infants.
Desiree and Courtney were born June 10, 1998, the daughter of Cheyanne Donaway of Millsboro and Christopher Marshal of Georgetown.
In addition to their parents, they are survived by two brothers, Christopher M. Wilson and Christopher Lewis, both of Dagsboro; maternal grandparents, John and Shirley Rickards of Dagsboro; maternal great-grandparents, John and Stella Smith of Showell, Md., and John and Nettie Powell of Showell, Md.; paternal grandmother, Diane Yackly of Florida; paternal grandfather, Thimothy Marshal of Georgetown; paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Marshall of Georgetown; paternal great-grandparents, Everett and Nancy Grin of Pa.; and several aunts an uncles.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farlow Cemetery, on the Gumboro-Pittsville Road, near Pittsville. The Rev. Robert Stephens will officiate.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Paul Joseph Hackett, 74
UPLAND, Pa. - Paul Joseph Hackett of Upland died Friday, June 12, 1998, in his daughter's home. He was 74.
Mr. Hackett was born and educated in Delaware Valley area, the son of the late Paul J. and Ann Wilson Hackett.
He was employed by General Electric Co. for more than 40 years before his retirement.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, Gunners Mate II Class, where he served on the USS Rodman Destroyer witch was involved in the invasion of Normandy.
Mr. Hackett was a 10-year member of the Elks Lodge 1903, Dover, Del., he also belonged to the Modern Maturity Center, Dover, where he was a member of We Three and Co. as a guitarist.
He was a member of both the Florida String Band and Fralinger String Band, Philadelphia. He belonged to St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Smyrna, Del.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Smith Hackett; a son Paul J. Hackett of Chester; two daughters, Kathleen Callahan of Glenolden and Patricia Sage of Upland; a sister, Anne Kitchen of San Diego; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Katharine Drexel Church, 20th Street and Providence Avenue, Chester, where friends may call a half hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to Crozer Hospice, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013.
Arrangements by Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, Chester.
Marian H. Townsend, 87
MILLSBORO - Marian H. Townsend of Millsboro died Friday, June 12, 1998, in Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 87.
Mrs. Townsend was born in Milton, the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Baker Hall.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Ocean View Church of Christ, Ocean View.
She was preceded in death by her husband Horace W. Townsend, in 1989.
She is survived by a son, William O. Murray of Ocean View; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday 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.
Effie Mae Breasure, 83
GEORGETOWN - Effie Mae Breasure of Georgetown died Thursday, June 11, 1998, in Harrison House of Georgetown. She was 83.
Mrs. Breasure was born in 1915 in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Ira H. Short, Sr. and Elizabeth Wilson Short.
She was a supervisor in GumDrop Manufacturing Co. Sewing Factory, Georgetown for 12 years.
Mrs. Breasure was a member of Asbury Untied Methodist Church, Georgetown, and a member of United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Breasure in 1998.
She is survived by her husband, John Ward Breasure of Georgetown; three daughters, Joan Breasure of Georgetown, Joyce Breasure and her husband, Dan Herick of Wyoming and Margaret ''Peggy'' Breasure of Georgetown; three sisters, Helen Beasley of Bristol, Pa., Frances Mumford of Rehoboth Beach and Doris Walls of Seaford; and a brother, Ira Howard Short Jr. of Georgetown.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium-Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service, friends may also call 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to the Asbury Untied Methodist Church, Georgetown.
Alice C. Rawding, 83
FELTON - Alice C. Rawding of Felton died of heart failure Friday, June 12, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 83.
Mrs. Rawding was born in 1914 in Harrington, the daughter of the late Homer Sherwood Sr. and Ethel Sherwood.
She was a member of Pilgrim Chapel near Harrington and the Harrington Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Rawding Sr., 1996 and a son, Harry C. Rawding, 1996.
She is survived by two sons, LeRoy Rawding of Harrington and George W. Rawding Jr. of Felton; a daughter, Ellen Smith of Felton; a brother Homer Sherwood of Harrington; three sisters, Florence Fry of Harrington, Helen Maloney of Houston and Phyllis Casey of Milford; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Salvatore Reale, 80
SEAFORD - Salvatore Reale of Seaford and formerly of Preston, Md., died of heart failure Friday, June 12, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 80.
Mr. Reale was the son of the late Attilio Oolegero and Adeline DeGeorge Reale.
He was in the first graduating class from Chesapeake Community College.
He an inspector at the Turbine Test Station Tenton, N.J., after witch he became an inspector on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He taught drafting and design in Caroline County, Md., School District for a year, before retiring.
Mr. Reale was a World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Anne Belk, in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Miller Reale, two sons, David T. of Atlanta and Richard R. of Leesburg, Va.; five grandsons and a granddaughter.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watson Funeral Home, Front and King Streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
Harly D. Godfrey, 75
MILLINGTON, Md. - Harly D. Godfrey of Millington died of heart failure Thursday, June 11, 1998, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Godfrey was born in Mt. Laurel, N.J., the son of the late Robert and Hazel Wells Godfrey.
He had been farming all his life, near the Millington area, he was well known for his strawberries, peaches and many varieties of vegetables he produced. He was a very active grain farmer, he was also known for his early morning travels through the community an checking on the farming operations.
Mr. Godfrey loved his farm. He enjoyed keeping track of all the wildlife on and around the farm, especially the deer he enjoyed hunting.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathan Godgry.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Doris B. Godfrey; a son Ronald A. and his wife Ruth of Millington; a daughter, Deborah Jean Pyles and her husband Joe of Georgetown, Del.; two brothers, Robert E. Godfrey, Jr. of Laurel, N.J., and George H. Godfrey of Sudlersville; four sisters, Jessie Kumpel of Mt. Laurel, N.J., Emily Conllin of Mullica Hill, N.J., Genevieve Schachle of Wasilla, Alaska, and Gladys Garlson of Mont Clair, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
George Schalor, 77
LEWES - George Schalor of Lewes died Thursday, June 11, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 77.
Mr. Schalor was born in 1920 in Hazelton, Pa., the son of the late Stephen Schalor and Anna Kuharick.
He graduated from the Hazelton High School 1939.
Mr. Schalor worked for Millright at Continental Can Company for 17 years, for the Haeg Co. in Wilmington, and most recently worked at the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies, Lewes.
He was a World War II Marine veteran, serving in Roi Namur, Salpan and Tinian, Iwo Jima. He received a commendation and Bronze Star for saving many lives.
Mr. Schalor was a member of Knights of Columbus, Rehoboth Beach Chapter, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ocean View.
He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Schalor of Lewes, and two halfsisters, Margaret Casper of Levittown, Pa., and Eleanor Yanetti of Hazelton, Pa.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Del. 1 and Five Points, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.