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Richard A. Haber, 83

LEWES - Richard A. Haber of Lewes, formerly of Dover, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in his home. He was 83.

Mr. Haber was born in 1915 in Wilmington, the son of the late Arlington and Mary Ehart Haber.

He was a Wilmington native and graduate of Wilmington High School and the University of Delaware.

Mr. Haber was a U.S. Army combat engineer officer during World War II, and served in both the Aleutian campaign and in the China Burma India theater on the Lido (Stillwell) road. He left active duty in December 1945, but remained in the U.S. Army reserve until discharged as a Major in the early 1950s.

He had a distinguished 60 year career as a professional civil engineer. He started with the Highway Department in 1936 and interrupted by a brief period of private employment, rose to Chief Highway designer in 1941. During the interim, he worked on the design and construction of Delaware Park.

Resuming his career in the Highway Department in 1946, he rose through the ranks to be Kent County Resident Engineer, Chief Engineer (including Delaware Memorial Bridge) and finally Director of Highways. While Director, a large part of the Delaware Interstate system was begun and initial design work on the second Delaware Memorial Bridge took place. He left the Highway Department twice for brief periods to work first as an engineering consultant in the U.S. and abroad and later as a partner in a local engineering firm. 

Among other projects, he designed the unique dual usage race track (horses and cars) at Dover Downs. In retirement, he ran his own consulting and engineering firm and specialized in expert witness work concerning highway construction, property surveys and highway related accident cause and prevention.

Mr. Haber was a member of a number of professional and fraternal organizations including American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers; Delaware Engineering Society; Delaware Association of Professional Engineers; American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Association Highway and Transportation Officials North Atlantic States; Tau Beta Pi; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry-Delaware Consistory; National Sojourners-Blue Hen Chapter 382; First State Shrine club; Nur Temple of Wilmington and St. James Lodge 47.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Ainsworth in 1976 and a son in 1945.

He is survived by his second wife of 13 years, Wilsie Cubbage; a son, Richard Haber and his wife, Phyllis of Nicosia, Cyprus; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Chris, Christopher, Natassja, Clifford and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Anna and Michael; a brother, Edward Haber of Rehoboth Beach; two step-sons, Clifford Cubbage and wife Lorri of Milton and Jeffrey Cubbage of Dover.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed & Bradford Streets, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to either the Delaware Hospice, Georgetown, DE 19947 or the Lewes Fire Department Ambulance Squad, Lewes, DE 19958.

 

William Anderson, 91

WYOMING - William Anderson of Wyoming died of complications of pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease Friday, June 26, 1998, in Westminster Village Health Care Center, Dover. He was 91.

Mr. Anderson was born in 1907, in Anderson, S.C., the son of the late Rev. William R. and Elizabeth Anderson.

He attended schools throughout the south and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Anderson owned and operated businesses in Greensboro, Md., and Wilmington. He also worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. of Lester, Pa., as a welder for 30 years.

He was an ardent surf fisherman and baseball fan.

Mr. Anderson attended the Wyoming United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred M. Anderson, in 1996.

He is survived by two daughters, Carlie J. Lambdin and her husband, Melvin, both of Towson, Md., and Lois A. Klinger of Wyoming; a brother, John Wesley Anderson of Doylestown, Pa.; three grandsons, James C. Klinger, Richard C. Walton and Glen Douglas Walton; three great-granddaughters, Jennifer Walton, Laura Walton and Marianne Walton.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Frank O. Sutton will officiate.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 112 Broad Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.

 

James D. 'Turk' Orvis III, 36

FELTON - James D. ''Turk'' Orvis III of Felton died Friday, June 26, 1998, in his home. He was 36.

Mr. Orvis was born in 1961, in Clayton, the son of James D. and Gloria Jean Orvis Jr., both of Clayton.

He worked for Letica Corporation in Middletown for two and a half years.

Mr. Orvis enjoyed collecting coins and baseball cards, fishing and reading.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Annette Orvis of Felton; a son, James D. Orvis IV, at home; a sister, Teresa Felty and a brother-in-law, Steven Felty, both of Little Heaven; his paternal grandmother, Esther Orvis of Clayton; a niece, Stephanie, and nephew, Steven Felty, both of Little Heaven.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Faries Funeral Home, 29 South Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Lotus Plaza, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.

 

Valerie J. Pryor, 72

FELTON - Valerie J. Pryor of Felton died of congestive heart failure Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 72.

Mrs. Pryor was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, on Valentine's Day, 1926, the daughter of Thomas and Ethel Elliston.

She married during World War II and a few months after that marriage, she was sent to the United States with other war brides to await their new husbands' return at the end of the war. The story of their dangerous ocean passage to the United States, through waters controlled by German submarines, to a new country and relatives they had never met was later the subject of many books and television documentaries. Forty years after that voyage, Mrs. Pryor was interviewed about the experience by Jane Pauley on the Today show as a representative of those war brides. 

Mrs. Pryor was formerly a local, regional and national officer in the Trans Atlantic Brides and Parents Association, and was a member of the Daughter's of the British Empire, of the British Wives Club, and of the Dirty Dozen.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Elton L. Pryor, in 1997.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, David T. and Peggy Pryor and Ronald J. and Joni Pryor; three grandchildren, Ian, Colin and Chase Pryor, all of Felton.

Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Daughter's of the British Empire, Victoria House, c/o E. Hatfield, 901 Dogwood Drive, Seaford, DE 19973.

 

Barbara Jane Scheuing, 41

HARTLY - Barbara Jane Scheuing of Hartly died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in her home. She was 41.

Miss Scheuing was born in Batavia, N.Y., the daughter of the late Herman F. Scheuing and Marjorie Reamer Willey.

She was a 1975 graduate of Holy Cross High School in Dover.

Miss Scheuing was employed with Dover Warehouse Food Market in the Bay Court Plaza in Dover and later was a clerical secretary for R.E. Michel Co. in Dover.

She is survived by two sisters, Jane Ellen Shahan and her husband, Joseph, both of Hartly, and Mary Kay Turner and her husband, Keith, both of Dover; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St., Dover, where the Rev. Milton B. Kemp will officiate.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Kent County Unit American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, Dover, DE 19903-0007.

 

George M. Stanley, 92

WILLARDS, Md. - George M. Stanley of Willards, formerly of Cambridge, Md., died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was 92.

Mr. Stanley was born in Long Island, N.Y., the son of the late James Stanley and Rhodey Smith Stanley.

He was a boardwalk concessioner in Ocean City, Md. for many years on the Trimper Block.

He was preceded in death by a son, James R. Stanley; five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Wilhemena L. Stanley of Willards; two daughters, Rosemary ''Rhodey'' Brown and her husband, Donald H. Brown, both of Delmar, Lillian E. Stanley of Leesburg, N.J. and a daughter-in-law, Bertha Stanley of Dover; a nephew, Jack Stanley of Salisbury; a great-nephew; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; many devoted care givers and friends.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove Street, Delmar, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Wicomico Memorial Park, Salisbury.

 

Kathleen 'Kit' Koltermann, 59

FRANKFORD - Kathleen ''Kit'' Koltermann of Frankford, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisc., died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in her home. She was 59.

Mrs. Koltermann was born in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Urban Kolodrig and Catherine Marek.

She was employed by Ameritech Telephone Co. in Milwaukee, retiring after 17 years of service.

Mrs. Koltermann was an artist, and was the founder of South Shore Gallary and Framing of Milwaukee.

She was a member of the Community Lutheran Church, at Omar, near Frankford.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Roland Clifford Koltermann; a daughter, Anne Wilson of Salisbury, Md.; three sons, Norb Novocin Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel Novocin of Angola Beach and Douglas Novocin of Mt. Airy, Md.; a sister, Sally Ann Burdecki of Milwaukee and five grandchildren.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Luthern Church, Omar, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Sandra Wachter-Myers will officiate.

Burial will be in the Old Blackwater Church Cemetery, near Frankford.

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

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.
 

Etta Snead, 78

DOVER - Etta Snead of Dover died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center/Kent General Division. She was 78.

Mrs. Snead was born April 10, 1920, in Tasley, Va., the daughter of the late Jim and Bessie Lee Parker.

She received her education in the Accomack County (Va.) School District.

Mrs. Snead moved to Delaware in 1985 due to illness and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Dover, where she served regularly under Pastor Dr. Richard M. Avant, until she became too ill to attend church.

She was a very kind and loving person to whomever she came in contact. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who cared especially for her grandchildren and loved having them around her.

Mrs. Snead enjoyed putting together puzzles; the smaller, the better. She also loved gardening and pets.

She is survived by three sons, Steve Parker of Essex, Md., Larry and his wife, Carol Ann Snead, both of Dover, and Johnny and his wife, Angie Snead, both of Philadelphia; two daughters, Martha Snead of Dover and Patricia and her husband, Willie Davis Jr., all of Dover; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchilden; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends; a very special cousin, David E. Watson of Salisbury, Md.

Service will be at noon Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Queen and Fulton streets, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Whatcoat Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Stephen Philip Godfrey, 25

GREENSBORO, Md. - Stephen Philip Godfrey of Greensboro died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Saturday, June 27, 1998. He was 25.

Mr. Godfrey was born in 1973, in Elmer, N.J., the son of George M. Godfrey Jr. of Greensboro and Lois A. Sherman Godfrey of Henderson.

He was a 1991 graduate of North Caroline High School, Denton.

Mr. Godfrey was employed by Mark Knolls of Felton as a commercial construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Smith Corson of Franklinville, N.J.; his paternal grandparents, Milton and Ann Godfrey of Marydel; his maternal grandmother, Marian sherman of Franklinville; two brothers, Peter Godfrey of Greensboro and Danny Godfrey of Ridgely, Md.; a sister, Dawn Godfrey of Dover; a stepmother, Sharon A. Godrey of Greendsboro.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

 

R. Kelly Coulbourne, 66

LAUREL - R. Kelly Coulbourne of Laurel died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in her home. He was 66.

Mr. Coulbourne was born in Crisfield, Md., the son of the late Joseph Clayton and Ruth Goldbourgh Coulbourne.

He was a supervisor at Lifetime Masonry in Salisbury, Md., retiring in 1994, after 45 years as a bricklayer.

Mr. Coulbourne was a member of our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Gallagher Coulbourne; stepmother, Jenny Coulbourne of Crisfield; two sons, Joseph Coulbourne of Fredericksburg, Va., and Mark Coulbourne of Seaford; a daughter, Paula Lawson of Fairmount, Md.; a stepson, Douglas LeCates of Seaford; two stepdaughters, Michelle Leggs of Baltimore, and Patricia Ann Carra of Levittown, Pa.; half-brother, Clayton Coulbourne of Crisfield, Md.; two grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Seaford.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m today at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford. Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m.

The Rev. Patrick Gaffney will officiate.

The family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, Suite 107, 600 Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Georgiana Smack, 89

SEAFORD - Georgiana Smack of Seaford died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 89.

Mrs. Smack was born June 1, 1909.

She was a member and assistant pastor of Mount Hope Holiness Church in Middleford.

She is survived by two sons, Leon Smack of Laurel and Gee Smack of Philadelphia; five daughters, Anna Towns of Philadelphia, Francis Kilgo of Sharptown, Md., Virginia Prattis, Rosa Handy and Sarah Cummings, all of Middleford; 27 grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Enoch Holy Church, Rocky Walking Ridge Road, Salisbury.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Young's Funeral Homes, 308 N. Front St., Seaford.

Burial will be in Berlin, Md.
 

Anna Mae Bailey, 70

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Anna Mae Bailey of Chestertown died of heart failure Saturday, June 27, 1998, in her home. She was 71.

Ms. Bailey was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew and Ann Kissick.

She had been employed by the Dixon Valve Company in Philadelphia, relocating with the company in 1976 to Chestertown. She retired in 1995 after 40 years of service holding the position of Traffic Manager in the Shipping and Receiving Department.

She was a private person who loved her home and family. She was particularly fond of her pet dog.

Ms. Bailey enjoyed doing handcrafts in her spare time. She enjoyed such crafts as latch hooking, doing jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and, when weather permitted, she would be found in her garden where she loved to grow flowers. She also liked to take day trips with her friends.

She is survived by her son, Joseph, of Libertyville.

Memorial service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, in Chestertown where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Kent County Unit, Post Office Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620.

William C. Dorman, 93

LEWES - William C. Dorman of Lewes died of cancer Friday, June 26, 1998, in his home. He was 93.

Mr. Dorman was born in Lewes, the son of the late William C. Dorman and Mary Burton Dorman.

He had been a well known local dairy and land farmer. He was also employed for many years by Best Farm Equipment Company of Nassau.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alice L. Dorman; two sisters, Ethel D. Hill, and Catherine D. Carpenter, both of Lewes; a son, Donald W. Dorman of Bel Air, Md.; two daughters, Mary Lou Dickson and Barbara Dorman, both of Lewes; two sisters, Ethel D. Hill, and Catherine D. Carpenter, both of Lewes; two grandsons, Charles W. Riley and Mark Riley, both of Lewes; a granddaughter, Joanna M. Smith of Forest Hill, Md.; and two great-granddaughters, Melissa and Heather Smith of Forest Hill, Md.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Delaware 24 in Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Lewes.

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

Howard O. West Jr., 43

DELMAR - Howard O. West Jr. of Delmar died of complications from cancer Sunday, June 28, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 43.

Mr. West was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of George and Mary Lord of Delmar and the late Howard O. West Sr.

Mr. West was a maintenance mechanic at the Quality Inn in Ocean City, Md.

In addition to his mother and step-father, he is survived by the one that he held closest to his heart, Julie A. Clarke of Delmar; three sons, Jacob H. West, Roger Clarke and Brian Clarke all of Delmar; three daughters, Keri E. West of Pittsville, Md., Teena Clarke and Roxanna Clarke, both of Delmar; two sisters, Barbara Downes of Laurel and Anita Phelps of Minnesota; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Melvin White will officiate.

Burial will be in Carey's Cemetery, Millsboro.

Clarence 'Bud' Martin Kell Jr., 61

LEWES - Clarence ''Bud'' Martin Kell Jr. of Lewes, formerly of Marietta, Pa., died of heart failure, Saturday, June 27, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. He was 61.

Mr. Kell was born in 1937, in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of Martha Irene Miller of Columbia, Pa., and the late Clarence M. Kell Sr.

He served as a Navy Veteran of the Korean War on Submarine Duty.

Mr. Kell had been co-owner of Keystone Marketing Research and Consulting since 1975. He formerly worked in the banking industry.

He was a faithful administrator and guardian for his mother, aunt and great cousin.

Mr. Kell served as Borough Councilman and on the Zoning Hearing Board in Marietta. He was also president of the Marietta Ambulance Board and helped with the fire company. He had been active in numerous civic groups in the Harrisburg area. Residing at the Woods on Herring Creek, he was currently serving on the Homeowners Association Board of Directors and was a member of ARC, Rules and Building and Maintenance Committees. 

He had been a member of Conley's Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Council, a member of Susquehanna Masonic Lodge and Consistory in Millersburg, a member of the American Legion, Key Lock and Lantern, PRR and Technical Society and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and an author of ''Railroad Lanterns: An Easy to Use Buying Guide.'' At one time, he had a collection of over 600 railroad lanterns and was listed in Kovel's as an authority on railroad lanterns. He was well known in the Railroad collecting circles.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janet Gebhard Kell of Lewes; a son, Andrew M. Kell of Marysville, Pa.; a granddaughter, Amanda L. Kell of Halifax, Pa.; an aunt, Mary Miller Lengle of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; four nephews and a niece, all in Pennsylvania.

Memorial service will be noon Thursday at Conleys Chapel Methodist Church in Angola.

Burial will be in the adjoining church yard with a Masonic Service.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Conleys Chapel Church New Building Fund, Angola, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Marion Horter Bateman, 79

LEWES - Marion Horter Bateman of Lewes died Sunday, June 28, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. She was 79.

Mrs. Bateman was born in 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa.

She was a Senior Center Director at the Lewes Senior Center for seven years.

Along with her husband, she moved here from Springfield, Vermont in 1976.

Mrs. Bateman was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, where she developed and coordinated the Childrens Church Service Program held during the Adult Worship hour. For the past several years, she taught Bible Class at the Lewes Senior Center following her retirement from the center. She also worked with the handicapped children at the Harbor Health Care in Lewes on Saturdays.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Bateman of Lewes; a daughter, Martha Louise Yager of Henniker, N.H.; a brother, Edward Horter of South River, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel United Methodist Church, W. 4th Street in Lewes.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church's Memorial Fund, W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

 

Carlton H. 'Puff' Brown, Sr., 47

DOVER - Carlton H. ''Puff'' Brown, Sr. of Dover died Sunday, June 28, 1998, in his home. He was 47. 

Mr. Brown was born in 1951 in Norfolk, Va., the son of the late Cleaster and Claristine Brown.

He attended elementary school in Norfolk and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.

Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant.

He encouraged many people, especially those at his job at the Dover Air Force Base Commissary where he never met a stranger. He loved his job and made an effort to be there.

Mr. Brown made sure his family was always provided for and that they always look ahead and not back. He loved children and took advantage of every opportunity to show his love for them. His grandchildren were his heart. There was nothing that they would ask for that Grand Daddy Puff would not try to provide. He spent hours helping them learn and have fun.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Janice Brown; three sons, Cariton, Jr. of Dover, Demetrius of Montgomery, Ala., and James Gray of Germany; three daughters-in-law, Kimberly Brown, LaToya Brown and Venessa Gray; four grandchildren, Maquis and Mashea-Jasmine Brown of Dover and James Jr. and Tiffany Gray of Germany; a god-daughter, Keira Griffin of Smyrna; a god-son, Benjamin Sawyer, Jr.; a sister, Lillian Sawyer of Dover; two brothers, Cleaster Brown, Jr. of Michigan and Jerome Brown of Alexandria, Va.; his mother-in-law, Thelma L. Williams of Norfolk, Va.; his father-in-law, Norris Williams; two sisters-in-law, 6 brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Service will be 10:30 am Thursday at Pentecostal Church of God, 145 Center St., Camden, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

H. Dawson Shulties, 80

WILLOW GROVE - H. Dawson Shulties of Willow Grove died Sunday, June 28, 1998, in the Kent General Bay Health Hospital, Dover. He was 80. 

Mr. Shulties was born in and lived his entire life in Willow Grove.

His early working career began in the Wyoming Hosiery Mill, Wyoming. He later worked for Hartnett Lumber in Dover as a cabinetmaker. He also owned and operated a barber shop in Willow Grove and, from 1973 until 1989, he owned and operated Klem's Grocery Store in Willow Grove.

He enjoyed the sport of golf. He will best be remembered by family and friends not only for his busy and productive career, but for his love and dedication to his wife, mother, children, family and church.

Mr. Shulties served in the House of Representatives of Delaware from 1960 to 1966. For many years until present, he served on the Board of Elections. He was a Gideon, and was an active member in his church, The Willow Grove Church of God; he was a true testimony to his faith.

He was preceded in death by his nephew Danny Carey in May 1995.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris M.; his mother, Anna Mae Dodd Kemp of Willow Grove; three daughters, Christine Septer of Ocala, Fla., Beverly

J. Mitchell of Phoenix, Az., and Lisa L. Shuttles of Willow Grove; a sister Evelyn Voshell of Dover, a brother, Jack Carey of Willow Grove, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Willow Grove Church of God, Honeysuckle Rd. in Willow Grove.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to The Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, The Gideon International, P.O. Box 56, Harrington, DE, 19952, or to the Willow Grove Church of God, 90 Honeysuckle Rd., Camden-Wyoming,

DE 19934.

Alice A. Roth, 77

FRANKFORD - Alice A. Roth of Frankford died of cancer Monday, June 29, 1998, in her home. She was 77.

Ms. Roth was born in Charlotte, N.C., the daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Mabel Alexander.

She was employed in the claims department of the Selected Risks Insurance Company, retiring in 1985. After which she became an income tax preparer for H & R Block Co., retiring in 1997. 

Ms. Roth was a member of the Professional Insurance Women's Association. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Roth Jr., in 1991.

She is survived by two sons, W. Thomas Roth of Grand Rapids, Mich., and George O. Roth of Dagsboro; two daughters, Geraldine Padgett of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Barbara L. Hudson of Frankford; four sisters, Pat Demmy of Denver, Pa., Margaret Marshall of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ann Moody of Charlotte, N.C., and Rue Knox, of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to service. 

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Joy Cemetery in Mt. Joy, Pa.

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

Victoria Ann Archer, 53

LEWES - Victoria Ann Archer of Lewes died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 53.

Ms. Archer was disabled.

She is survived by a sister, Cathy Walker of Dagsboro and three aunts, Ruth Hahn of Utica, N.Y., Helen E. Baily and Beuna M. Hyatt-Kling, both of Lewes.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway in Lewes, where the Rev. Douglas S. Albert, Delaware Hospice Chaplain, will officiate. 

Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery.


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