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Matthew Raymond Stough, 12
DOVER - Matthew Raymond Stough of Dover died of leukemia Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in his home. He was 12.
Matthew was born Oct. 17, 1985, in Dover, the son of Barbara and Ronald Stough.
He was a 7th-grade Red Team student at Central Middle School.
He was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves and the Dallas Cowboys. Like most young boys, Matt liked to swim, ride his bike, play video games and read.
Matthew was active with First Baptist Church Youth Group, Teen Choir and Puppet Team.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, David Stough and Joshua Stough, at home; a half-sister, Hollie Stough of Carlsbad, Calif; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Stough of Abbeville, Ala.; maternal grandparents, Francis and Jeanne Rapp of Pittsburgh; and an uncle, Michael Rapp of Pittsburgh.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 301 Walker Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. today at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
In memory of Matthew, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Youth Barn Fund at First Baptist Church, 301 Walker Road, Dover, DE 19904.
Mabel E. Browne, 93
DENTON, Md. - Mabel E. Browne of Denton died of kidney failure Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 93.
Mrs. Browne was born near Easton, the daughter of the late Jerome Harris Woodward and Mary Elizabeth Fluharty Woodward.
She moved to Caroline County as a child.
Mrs. Browne was a bookkeeper most of her life, working for Phillips Packing Co. in New Bridge, Fox Canning Co. in Matthewstown, Maryland Credit Corp. in Easton and Anderson Oil Co. in Easton Point. She retired in 1970.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Browne, in 1939; two brothers, Merritt Woodward and Clark Woodward; and four sisters, Blanche Horsey, Grace Woodward, Bernice Evans and Mattie Dulin.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Browne of Denton; a nephew; and eight nieces.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 South Second Street, Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852; and/or to the American Cancer Society, Caroline Chapter, P.O. Box 505, Denton, MD 21629; and/or to the Denton Ambulance Fund, Denton, MD 21629; and/or to the Advanced Life Support, Denton, MD 21629.
Bruce Lawrence Brown, 64
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Bruce Lawrence Brown of Chestertown died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 64.
Mr. Brown was born in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of the late Walter and Hazel Dutton Brown.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame.
From 1956-1966, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received an honorable discharge in 1966 with the rank of captain.
Mr. Brown was self-employed as a software engineer.
He and his wife moved to Chestertown from Rockville three years ago.
Mr. Brown was family-oriented. He loved the outdoor life and enjoyed family outings. He especially enjoyed camping and fishing whenever possible.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Carol Brown of Chestertown; a son, Colin Brown of Oshkosh, Wis.; two stepsons, Mark Cardullo of Irving, Texas, and Paul Cardullo of Knightdale, N.C.; two daughters, Carlie Gehle of Glendale, Ariz., and Madeleine Byrne of Corsicana, Texas; two stepdaughters, Pamela Ortiz of Chestertown and Caroline Cardullo of Germantown; a brother, Lee Brown of Los Alamos, N.M.; four grandchildren, Meaghan Byrne, Jessica Byrne, Monica Brown and Alex Brown; and two stepgrandchildren, Sofia Ortiz and Christopher Cardullo.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, Chestertown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the First U.M. Church of Chestertown, Outreach Program, P.O. Box 227, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Catheine Smith Beaver, 80
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Catherine Smith Beaver of Centreville died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 80.
Mrs. Beaver was born in 1918, the daughter of the late Guy Smith and Marie Smith.
She worked as a registered nurse for 50 years, retiring in 1988.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Larson Beaver, in 1998.
She is survived by a daughter, Shelley B. Smith; two sons, Thomas L. Beaver and Timothy K. Beaver; three grandchildren, Lindsey A. Smith, Tracey H. Smith, and Michael K. Beaver; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reistertown, MD 21136.
Beatrice Theresa Wisk, 78
DOVER - Beatrice Theresa Wisk of Dover died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 78.
Mrs. Wisk was a homemaker.
She enjoyed cooking in her spare time.
She spent many special moments with her dog, Bambi.
Mrs. Wisk was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Dover, where she was a choir member and helped with many church activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustav Wisk, in 1996; and a daughter, Charlotte Jean Wisk, in 1951.
She is survived by a son, Richard G. Wisk Sr. of Little Creek; two daughters, Elinor L. Flanders and Carolyn J. Wisk, both of Dover; a special friend that was like a daughter, Cecelia A. Beaman of Dover; six brothers, William Richard of Wisconsin, Charles Richard of Ohio, Alfred Richard of Texas, James Richard of Kenton, and Carlton Richard and Mervin Richard, both of Maryland; four sisters, Dorothy Shahan of Smyrna, Bette Fox of Kennedyville, Md., Kathryn Covington of Centreville, Md., and June Faulkner of Dover; and a grandson, Richard G. Wisk Jr. of Little Creek.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Templeville Cemetery, Templeville, Md.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church, 113 Lotus St., Dover, DE 19901.
Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.
Kenneth Riegel, 78
LONG NECK - Kenneth Riegel of Long Neck, formerly of Malvern, Pa., and Greenville, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. Riegel was born in Reading, Pa., the son of the late Stanley Riegel and Bertha Garrison Riegel.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He served as a chief petty officer with the Seabees in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Riegel was a retired textile research technician with the DuPont Company's Chestnut Run Facility, retiring after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Riegel of Long Neck; a son, Michael Riegel of Berea, Ohio; a daughter, Jeanne Peppel of Phoenixville, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. Du Pont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Gilbert B. Carrow, 81
ST. GEORGES - Gilbert B. Carrow of St. Georges died of heart failure Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998. He was 81.
Mr. Carrow was born in 1916 in St. Georges, the son of the late Gilbert Burton Carrow and Anna Downs Carrow.
He was a dredge boat operator.
He enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and feeding birds.
Mr. Carrow was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Elkton, Md., and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 25, in Metuchen, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Dixon Carrow; and a brother, Edgar Silvester Carrow.
He is survived by a daughter, Sarah Kist of St. Georges; three sons, Harry Gilbert Carrow of Placerville, Calif., Robert Burton Carrow of Clayton and Bruce Wayne Carrow of Aneheim, Calif.; a sister, Helen Graham of St. Georges; nine grandchildren, Harry Carrow Jr., Scott Carrow, Adam Carrow, Benjamin Carrow, Rachel Carrow, Anna Carrow, Nicole Carrow, Stephen Kist and Cherie Kist; two great-grandchildren, Bridget Carrow and Shawn Carrow; and a great-great-grandson, Aaron Settle.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Elkton, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges.
In memory of Gilbert B. Carrow, the family suggests that contributions be made to the First Assembly of God Church, c/ o Gee Funeral Home, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.
Norma Lee Marr, 50
SMYRNA - Norma Lee Marr of Smyrna died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in her home. She was 50.
Mrs. Marr had been a self-employed day-care provider, operating Marr Day Care from her home.
She worked at the Smyrna Middle School cafeteria, until recently.
Mrs. Marr was a member and past president of the Ladies Circle of Faith, and a founding member of the Smyrna Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Jim Marr of Smyrna; a daughter, Jessica L. Kidwell of Middletown; a son, James W. Marr of Smyrna; her mother, Mary C. Clough of Barclay, Md.; two sisters, Mary E. Hunt of Smyrna and Margaret A. Imbeault of Rochester, N.H.; a brother, Joey Clough of Barclay; and a grandson.
Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Smyrna Church of Christ in Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Smyrna Church of Christ, 1630 Joe Goldsborough Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Arrangements by The Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home.
Carmen D. Gaito, 58
LEWES - Carmen D. Gaito of Lewes, and of Oxford, Pa., died of heart failure Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Christiana Health Care System's Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was 58.
Mr. Gaito was born in Bloomfield, N.J., the son of Mary Gaito and the late Anthony Gaito.
He was a retired personnel director for ICI Americas' offices in Wilmington and Valley Forge, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Gaito of Lewes; three sons, Michael Gaito of Oxford, Joseph Gaito of Carlisle, Pa., and Anthony Gaito of Lancaster, Pa.; his mother, Mary Gaito of Wayne, N.J.; a brother, Michael Gaito of Mendham, N.J.; and a sister, Theresa Woukanych of Wayne, Pa.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Lewes.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Burial will be in All Saint's Cemetery, near Angola.
Senior Airman Robert F. Roland Jr., 22
CECILTON, Md. - Senior Airman Robert F. Roland Jr. of Cecilton died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in his home. He was 22.
Airman Roland was born in 1976, in Elkton, the son of Kathleen Annand-Palmer and Jeff Palmer.
He was a longtime resident of Cecilton.
He was a 1994 graduate of Bohemia Manor High School, where he lettered in football, baseball, and wrestling.
He was attending Cecil Community College when he entered the U.S. Air Force in May 1995.
Airman Roland served basic training at Lackland AFB.
With his training in ground combat, base defense and law enforcement, he served 15 months in Guam, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Panama, where he was a Mounted Horseback Law Enforcement Officer, patrolling the jungles and securing the base.
He had just completed a 312-year tour of duty overseas and was on leave awaiting his permanent post in the states which was to be Sacramento, Calif.
Airman Roland was an avid drag racing fan.
He was an avid golfer, a certified scuba diver, loved music, travel and children.
Before he had left for the Air Force, he had helped coach the Cecilton Little League and was a lifeguard at Indian Acres.
Airman Roland was a member of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA.)
He is survived by his parents, Kathleen Annand-Palmer and Jeff Palmer of Cecilton with whom he lived; a sister, Sonya D. Roland at home; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Muriel Annand of Cumberland, Tenn.; his best friend, Audrey Brown of Chesapeake City; and relatives, Robert Roland and Dorcus Roland, both of Earleville.
Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call from 1-3 p.m.
Burial with full military honors will be held in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Earleville.
In memory of Robert F. Roland Jr., the family suggests that contributions be made to The Michele Baynes Foundation, c/o Cecil County Dragway, 1573 Theodore Road, North East, MD 21910.
The Elder Hazel Annie Williams, 84
DOVER - The Elder Hazel Annie Williams of Dover died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998. She was 84.
Elder Williams was born Nov. 1, 1914, in Trenton, N.J., the daughter of the late Beverly and Annie Williams.
She was the former pastor of St. John's Holy Church in Hartly for 30 years, retiring in 1994.
She often assisted the chaplain whenever she could.
She also was a retired foster grandparent.
Elder Williams was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Sinai Holy Church of America Inc., and a member of the Mamie Warren Modern Maturity Center in Smyrna.
She is survived by a sister, Ethel Belk; her nephews and nieces, Frederick Douglas Owens Sr. and his wife, Lillie; Frederick Douglas Owens Jr. and his wife, Gail; Darnell Owens and his wife, Barbara; and David Owens, all of Wilmington, and Evengelist Doris Owens of Los Angeles; three godchildren, Parris Johnson of Dover, Sonja White of Magnolia, and Denise Henry of Dover; friends, Minister Dorinda Burgest and Minister Karen Burgest, both of Hartly; friends at the Modern Maturity Center; and two children in the Lord, Deacon Frederick Combs and Lorraine Combs.
Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday at St. John's Holy Church, Hartly.
Homegoing service will be noon Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Dover.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Esolina Rodrigues Clement, 96
DOVER - Esolina Rodrigues Clement of Dover died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home, Dover. She was 96.
Mrs. Clement was born in Portugal.
She came to the United States when she was 16.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Clement attended Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clement, in 1974.
She is survived by three sons, John Clement and his wife Jean of Florida, Anthony Clement of Dover, and Joseph Clement of Washington; two daughters, Valentina Foster and Emily Monteiro and her husband Luis, all of Dover; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State St., Dover.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.
Brandy Reanee' Wallace, 16
CRUMPTON, Md. - Brandy Reanee' Wallace of Crumpton died of cancer Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, in her home. She was 16.
Brandy was born in 1982, in Chestertown, the daughter of Robin and Terri Wallace.
She was a lifelong resident of Crumpton.
She was entering the 10th grade at Queen Anne's County High School, where she was active with the Youth Rise Club.
Brandy loved country music, dolphins, Winnie the Pooh and her family.
She is survived by her parents, with whom she lived, Robin and Terri Wallace of Crumpton; two sisters, Jennifer Alexandre of Crumpton, and Shannon Kelly of Hartly, Del.; her paternal grandparents, Paul and Helen Wallace of Millington; her maternal grandparents, Barbara Pauley of Sudlersville, and Howard and Barbara Weller of Millington; a stepgrandfather, Charles Pauley of Templeville; her great grandmother, Esther Weller of Sudlersville; a nephew, Billy Elburn of Crumpton, and two dear friends, Sassy and Cory.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at The Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Friends may also call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Crumpton Cemetery, Crumpton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Brandy Wallace Trust Fund, c/o Crumpton Bank of Maryland, Crumpton, MD 21668.
Brian K. Townley, 36
MILLSBORO - Brian K. Townley of Millsboro died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in his home. He was 36.
Mr. Townley was born in Baltimore.
He was a self-employed carpenter.
He played in the bush league pool team.
Mr. Townley was an avid bass fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Cherie Seutter Townley of Millsboro; a son, John Townley at home; a daughter, Cherie Maria Townley at home; a stepson, Justin Saulsbury of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Beverly Roberge and her husband Kenneth of Dagsboro; and three brothers, Billy Townley of Hawaii, Ralph Townley of Newark, and Scott Townley of Laurel.
Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Burial will be in White's Chapel Cemetery, Milton.
Tyler Austin Brown, infant
WILMINGTON - Tyler Austin Brown of Wilmington died at birth Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Christiana Hospital.
Tyler was the son of Kolene Dawn and William Brown.
This tiny someone touched our hearts and left our lives somehow changed forever...
He is survived by his parents, Kolene Dawn and William Brown of Wilmington; a sister, Ashley L. Brown of Port Penn; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Mary Ellen Brown of Hartly; his maternal grandmother, Mary Ellingsworth of Felton; his maternal great-grandmother, Betty Blackburn of Wyoming; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Taylor Summers of Rising Sun; his maternal great-grandfather, Buddy Ellingsworth of Laurel; his paternal-great grandmother, Gloria Stener of Pomona Park, Fla.; and his paternal great-grandfather, Prince Congleton of Smyrna.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Arlene Marie Smith Carignan, 79
MILLSBORO - Arlene Marie Smith Carignan of Millsboro died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 79.
Mrs. Carignan was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Mulhearn Smith.
She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 1940.
She served two years in the European Theater while an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II.
She also worked in both the Veterans Administration Hospital in Elsmere and Riverside Hospital in Wilmington after the war.
Mrs. Carignan was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Georgetown, and a member of the Millsboro Women's Civic Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Carignan, in 1989.
She is survived by a stepson, Tom Carignan of Millsboro; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Michael; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 202 Edward St., Georgetown, where friends may call half an hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. Michael's Catholic Church, 202 Edward St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Erdman C. Lucas, 75
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Erdman C. Lucas of Chestertown, formerly of Church Hill, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Lucas was born Aug. 26, 1922, on Wye Island, the son of the late Bradford S. and Vallie Chance Lucas.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in Europe.
He was honorably discharged as corporal in 1945.
He married Marie Bostic on Oct. 21, 1949.
They made their home in Church Hill.
Mr. Lucas worked for the Church Hill Lumber Co. before embarking on his career as a corrections officer.
He worked as a Maryland State Corrections officer for the Jessup Corrections Facility and later the Eastern Shore Pre-release unit, retiring in 1985.
He was named Maryland's Corrections Officer of the Year in 1970.
He was a devout Orioles fan.
Mr. Lucas was a member of the Jeff Davis American Legion Post 18 in Centreville, a member of the VFW Post 7464 of Grasonville, and a member of the Bay Country Moose Lodge 831 of Grasonville.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Marie Bostic Lucas, in 1994.
He is survived by two sons, Steve E. Lucas and John S. Lucas, both of Church Hill; a daughter, Sara L. Clark of Centreville; two brothers, J. Roland Lucas and Calvin Lucas, both of Chestertown; two sisters, Ethel Everett of Chestertown, and Reba Lucas of Seaford, Del.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Clark and Ginni Bowen, both of Centreville, and Michael Lucas, Brian Lucas, and Tara Lucas, all of Church Hill; and a great-grandson, William R. Bowen II of Centreville.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to he American Heart Association, Kent County Chapter, 711 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Katherine Peters Johnson, 86
SALISBURY, Md. - Katherine Peters Johnson of Salisbury died of heart failure Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Wicomico Nursing Home. She was 86.
Mrs. Johnson was born in 1912, in Quantico.
She was a domestic engineer.
Mrs. Johnson was affiliated with Mount Zion U.M. Church, Quantico.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard S. Johnson.
She is survived by three sons, Leonard Johnson and Roland Ennis, both of Salisbury, and Phillip Lee Johnson of Conway, N.C.; two daughters, Virginia E. Burke of Salisbury, and Dorothy Allen of Snow Hill; a sister, Violo Martin of Salisbury; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Quantico U.M. Church in Quantico, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes Inc., Milford, Del.