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Robert Bason, 83
ODESSA - Robert Bason of Odessa, formerly of Derby, N.Y., died Monday, July 27, 1998. He was 83.
Mr. Bason was retired from Bethleham Steel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Astrid Bason in 1994.
He is survived by two sons, Skip Bason of Odessa, and Robert Bason of Vestal, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Scott Bason of Vestal, Heather Parks of Middletown, and Lynn Bason of Wilmington.
Service will be at a later date in Derby.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Grace Trolene, 87
WILMINGTON - Grace Trolene of Wilmington died Monday, July 27, 1998, in her home. She was 87.
Mrs. Trolene was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Trolene in 1965.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie Chandler of Apopka, Fla., and Ruth Franklin of Amerstdale, W.Va.; three sons, Roy Runyon of St. Cloud, Fla., Carlos Runyon of New Castle, and Brad Johnson of Wilmington; and 39 grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery.
Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Miller Reichert, 59
LAKELAND, Fla. - Gwendolyn ''Gwen'' Miller Reichert of Lakeland died of complications from open heart surgery Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 59.
Mrs. Reichert was born in Detriot, Mich., the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Verle Miller of Dover, Del.
Although she was born in Detriot, she called Dover her home, having lived there the longest.
Mrs. Reichert was a graduate of Dover High School.
Her husband was later stationed at the Dover Air Force Base, and they enjoyed seven more years living in Dover.
She served our nation proudly as friend and mentor to many military families as wife of a U.S. Air Force officer.
As retirement approached, they chose to live in Lakeland and were residents for nearly 10 years.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert eichert; and two sisters, Beverly Winc and her husband Gregory of Granville, Ohio and Sandra White and her husband James of Holly Springs, Miss.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by Neptune Society of Palm Harbor, Palm Harbor.
Dorothy C. Geiger, 78
MILFORD - Dorothy C. Geiger of Milford died of heart failure Friday, July 24, 1998, in the Milford Hospital. She was 78.
Mrs. Geiger was the daughter of the late Norris and Anna Garrison.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Geiger lived at the Milford Minor Nursing Home in Milford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Geiger in 1998.
She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Geiger of Georgetown; a sister, Sarah Gilliam of Dover; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Trader Funeral Home, Dover.
Burial will in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Carmella M. 'Molly' Leggio Kelly
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Carmella M. ''Molly'' Leggio Kelly of Plattsburgh, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in her home.
Mrs. Kelly was born in Hartly, Del., the daughter of the late Mariano and Josephine Leggio.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Plattsburgh since 1968.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, John A. Kelly of Plattsburgh; a brother, George P. Leggio of Wilmington; three sisters, Elaine Venezia of Piscataway, N.J., Sarah Merrill of Bricktown, N.J., and Betty Keller of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Hospice of the North Country, Inc., 386 Rugar St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Lela Lucille Rice, 97
DOVER - Lela Lucille Rice of Dover died of congestive heart failure Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Silver Lake Genesis Elder Care, where she has been a resident since June 1992. She was 97.
Mrs. Rice was born in 1900, in Comanche, Texas.
She would have been 98 in 23 more days.
She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, crocheting, and oil painting still lifes and landscapes.
Mrs. Rice was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Boston in Boston, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. E. Rice in 1983; a daughter, Rosalie in 1974; a son, Ivie in 1985; and a grandson, Randy in 1987.
She is survived by twins, Leo Norman of Arlington, Texas, and Cleo Beddingfield of Dover; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
August W. Rieck, 66
REHOBOTH BEACH & FORT PIERCE, Fla. - August W. Rieck of Rehoboth Beach and Fort Pierce died of cancer Monday, July 27, 1998, in his home. He was 66.
Mr. Rieck was born in 1932, in Preston, Md., the son of the late Harry H. Rieck and Eleanor I. Whittmer Rieck.
He served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict.
He attended the University of Maryland.
Mr. Rieck owned his own farm and was a successful farmer in agriculture.
He was a manager of Dover Petroleum in Dover, where he worked for 10 years, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Rieck was an associate member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach, and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Pierce.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Carl Rieck.
He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Sharratt Rieck of Rehoboth Beach and Fort Pierce; two sons, David Rieck of Troy, Ohio, and Timothy Rieck of Lantana; a daughter, Susan Minner of Dover; four brothers, Harry Rieck of Preston, John Rieck of Sebring, Stanley Rieck of Safford, Ariz., and Victor Rieck of Federalsburg, Md.; three sisters, Rowena Slacum of Charlotte, N.C., Esther Smith of Sebring, and Eleanor Kardash of Rehoboth Beach; two grandsons, Howell Minner of Dover and Aaron Rieck of Troy; and a granddaughter, Catherine Rieck of Troy.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach.
Burial will be in Junior Order Cemetery, Preston.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 7 Bay Vista Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; or the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
Ann M. Hannigan
LEWES - Ann M. Hannigan of Lewes died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center.
Mrs. Hannigan was a meat wrapper for A & P Markets, retiring in 1967.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Conner.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Charles Hannigan of Lewes; two sons, John Conner of Media, Pa., and Jim G. Hull of Milton; a sister, Maude Hanby of Talleyville; our grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Thurday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Bural will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.
Louis B. Flamer, 62
COOPERSVILLE, Md. - Louis B. Flamer of Coppersville died Friday, July 24, 1998, in the Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md. He was 62.
Mr. Flamer was born in 1936, in Talbot County, the son of the late Clifford and Osha Flamer.
He is survived by a son, Louis Demetrius Flamer; six sisters; three brothers; a grandson, Devin Rashad Flamer; two uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; two beloved cousins who were like sisters to him, Virginia Blackwell and Geraldine Brown, both of Easton.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary United Methodist Church in Preston, Md.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Preston.
Joan J. Porter, 62
FREDERICA - Joan J. Porter of Frederica, formerly of Milford, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in her home. She was 62.
Mrs. Porter was a homemaker, and a volunteer at Milford Memorial Hospital before going to work in 1979 as an insurance verifier at Milford Memorial Hospital. She worked for 13 years before retiring in 1992.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert J. Porter; two daughters, Gail Thompson of Harrington and Donna Porter of Dover; her parents, Imelda and James E. Jackson Jr. of Milford; a brother and his wife, James E. and Irene Jackson III, also of Milford; a granddaughter, Kandi Yencer of Harrington and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Jerman, also of Harrington; two nephews and two nieces.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 South DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.
Herman Paul Wooters, 66
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Herman Paul Wooters of Homestead, formerly of Seaford, died of heart failure Monday, July 27, 1998, in Homestead Hospital in Homestead. He was 66.
Mr. Wooters was born in Lewes, the son of the late William J. and Lillian Henry Wooters.
He served in the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Wooters was a truck driver for Preston Trucking in Preston, Md., retiring in 1977.
He was a member of Hiram Lodge 21 AF&AM, Elks Lodge 2458 Seaford; a member and officer of Mahi Temple in Miami, Fla; did volunteer work for the Shriners, transporting handicapped children to the Shriners Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Thomas Wooters of Homestead; three daughters, Jean M. Massey, Ellen W. Scharf and Rebecca L. Wooters, all of Seaford; three step-sons, Michael Thomas, James Thomas and Matthew Thomas, all of Fla.; a step-daughter, Jennifer Ballantine; three brothers, Floyd Wooters and Oris Wooters, both of Salisbury, Md., and Jennings Wooters of Seaford; a sister, Aretta Burbage of Powellville, Md.; two grandchildren, Aimee and Kyle.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front & King streets, Seaford.
Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades.
George Kent Dock, 48
SMYRNA - George Kent Dock of Smyrna, formerly of Bronx, N.Y. died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. He was 48.
Mr. Dock was born in 1950, in Bronx, N.Y. the son of Lillie G. Dock Felder and the late Marion Dock.
He was an Air Force veteran.
Mr. Dock was a long distance truck driver and was employed by North American Van Lines.
He was a member of the Family Baptist Church, Bronx, N.Y.
He is survived by his mother, Lillie Dock Felder; his wife, Beverly Dock of Bronx; a daughter, Florice Dock of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Ronald Dock of St. Petersburg and Bruce Dock of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Lucenia Dock of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. today in the Lakeside Cemetery, N. State Street, Dover.
Arrangements by the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Elizabeth C. Holding, 63
MILTON - Elizabeth C. Holding of Milton died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in her home. She was 63.
Mrs. Holding was a homemaker who cared very much for her children and family. She was a daycare provider. She also owned and operated Libby's Kindercare until her retirement in 1977.
She was a member of the Milton Fire Co. Ladies Auxilliary.
Mrs. Holding enjoyed collecting dolls and doing needlework.
She was preceded in death by a son, Frank T. Holding Jr. and a brother, Frank Steever.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Frank T. Holding Sr.; three daughters, Linda L. Card of Poquoaon, Va., Catherine D. Bumann and Amy S. Magee, both of Georgetown; five sons, Lonny E. of Milton, Jeffrey A. of Lincoln, William M. of Coolspring, Timothy Y. of Milton and James E. of Gravel Hill; two sisters, Adeline McPherson of Cedarville, N.J., and Florence Craddock of Vineland, N.J.; three brothers, Joe Steever of Newport, N.J., George Steever of Millville, and Charlie Steever of Malburre, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Milton where friends may call
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Diabetes Association, Mainsail Drive, Milton, DE 19968.
Lillie M. Gray, 94
BRIDGEVILLE - Lillie M. Gray of Bridgeville died of congestive heart failure Monday, July 27, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 94.
Mrs. Gray was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Bridgeville.
She was a member of the Atlanta Home Demonstration Club and was Safety Chairperson of that organization for many years.
Mrs. Gray enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables, gardening and growing flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Gray Sr. in 1985; a son, John Franklin Gray Jr. in 1969; two daughters, Thelma G. O'Bier and Eleanor G. Sirman, both in 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Irene B. Willey of BelAir, Md., and Pauline G. Callaway of Bridgeville; a brother, Charles L. Hastings of Bridgeville; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Bridgeville Cemetery in Bridgeville.