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Robert C. Meyer Jr.
Robert C. Meyer Jr. died Dec. 15, 1999, at his home in the Highlands of Cecil County.
Mr. Meyer, 56, is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Robert C. Meyer III; daughters, Wendi Cunningham and Angela Corbin; father, Robert C. Meyer Sr.; brother, Dale V. Meyer; sisters, Jacqueline S. Christman, Cynthia M. Prakash, Pamela Meyer and Kandi Meyer; granddaughters, Abigail and Emma Cunningham.
Services were held Dec. 26 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Newark.

Robin G. Brenneman, Genaurdi's employee 
Newark resident Robin G. Brenneman, formerly of Red Lion, Pa., died Dec. 22, 1999, at the Barbara Egan Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Shrewsbury, Pa.
Mr. Brenneman, 43, was a former employee of Genaurdi's Family Market in Bear, and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Red Lion, Pa. He was the son of L. Lucille Brenneman Demyanovich of York, Pa., and the late Donald G. Brenneman.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric G. and Shelley Brenneman of New Castle. 
Services were held Dec. 27 at Kelly Manor Chapel, York. Burial was private.
The family suggests contributions to the Brenneman Memorial Fund for Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404.

Billie Louise (Mullins) Tackett, homemaker
Bear resident Billie Louise Tackett died Dec. 22, 1999, at home.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Truman Tackett; sons, Charles E. Tackett of McRoberts, Ky., Gary W. Tackett of Bear, and David L. Tackett of Newark; brother, Vernon Mullins of McRoberts; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 24 at Beeson Memorial Services of Christiana-Elkton. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, Osteoporosis Research, 100 W. 10th St.. Wilmington, DE 19801.

Bertha W. Clarke, attended Faith Baptist
Newark resident Bertha W. Clarke died Dec. 25, 1999, at home with her family.
Mrs. Clarke, 86, was the office manager for Pencader Contractors in Newark, retiring in 1987. She attended Faith Baptist Church and was an active member of the Ladies Class.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. McBride, with whom she lived; her sister-in-law, Marge Bellamy of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Del 19808.

Claire Minniti, homemaker
Bear resident Claire Minniti died Dec. 24, 1999, at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Minniti, 71, was beloved wife of Joseph R. Minniti.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with committal in the chapel of Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.

Kevin E. Kessler, City Electric employee
Bear resident Kevin E. Kessler died Dec. 21,1999, at home.
Mr. Kessler, 44, lived in the Bear area for the past 12 years and was employed by City Electric Contracting Company as an electrician. He was a member of New Castle Moose Lodge 1578 and the Wilmington Chapter of Harley Owners Group "HOG".
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan L. Kessler; his beloved daughter, Kathryn E. Kessler; and his mother Jeanne Kessler.
Services were at Beeson Memorial Services of Christiana & Elkton.
In memory of Kevin, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association of Delaware, 1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19711.

Emil H. "Pat" Patzer, former tool maker
Newark resident Emil H. "Pat" Patzer died Dec. 23, 1999, at the Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Patzer, 85, was a tool and die maker at the former Electric Hose & Rubber Co., in Wilmington, retiring in 1979.
He is survived by his cousin, Jean R. Shaffer of Spring Grove, Pa.; and sister Katherine Newcomb of Wilmington.
Services and interment were privately held by Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes.

Helen R. Dobie, homemaker
Newark resident Helen R. Dobie died on Dec. 23, 1999, at home. Mrs. Dobie, 59, lived in Newark for the past 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Dobie; four sons, W. Mark Wallace of Elkton, MD, John M. Dobie of Wilmington, Robert J. Dobie of Newark, Scott D. Dobie of Hockessin; three sisters, Marion Blackwell of Wilmington, Margie Murphy of Morristown, NJ, and Carol DeMarco of Parkside, Pa; two brothers, Harry Phillips of Port Charlotte, Fl and Rodger Phillips of Glen Mills, Pa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at the James M. Brower Funeral Home.

Alfred John Guthrie, former Fire Police officer
New Castle resident Alfred John Guthrie died on Dec. 23, 1999, at the Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Guthrie, 80, was a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church, belonged to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company and past president of Odessa Fire Company. He was also one of the first Fire Police for the State of Delaware which was started in 1949.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor K. Guthrie, three daughters, Patricia A. Richardson of Newark, Diana L. Guthrie of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Debra G. Watson and husband James A. of New Castle; nine grandchildren, Victoria and Jamie Watson, Donald R., Thomas, David, Brian and Linda Roberts, Virginia Ward and Heather Richardson; nine great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy G. Wilson of Long Neck, Del and Mildred A. Young of Wilmington.
Services were held at the New Castle United Methodist Church.
In memory of Mr. Guthrie, contributions may be made to the New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720. 

Clarence S. Reed Jr., Life member of American Legion Post #10
Newark resident Clarence S. Reed Jr. died on Jan. 24, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Mr. Reed Jr., 82, was the owner of his own automotive repair business for 30 years until retiring in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Tank Destroyer Battalion #607 in the European Theater, was a life member of American Legion Post #10, VFW Post #475, DAV Chapter #5 and Osceola Knights of Pythias, and was the grand chancelet of Knights of Pythias, Domain of Delaware from 1971 to 1973.
He is survived by sisters, Betty R. Ellison of Bethany Beach and Nancy R. Brown of Elsmere; and friend, Judy George of Bear.
A service was held at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Jennifer Maryann Neyman, Fairfield swim member
Newark resident Jennifer Maryann Neyman died on Jan. 25, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Jennifer, 8, attended the Downes Elementary School as a second grader, was a member of the Fairfield Swim Club and Brownie Troop #449.
She is survived by her parents, Margaret Ann Cressey Neyman and John Nelson Neyman; brothers, John Michael and David Scott; grandparents, Richard I. and Eleanor L. Cressey of Absecon, N.J. and Helen P. and George T. Neyman of Newark, godparents, Maryann Cressey Giardina of Absecon, N.J. and Raymond Edmanson of Newark; aunts, uncles and six cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church.

Vicki Dorsi, Howard Johnson waitress
Former Newark resident Vicki Dorsi died on Jan. 24, 2000, at Kent General Hospital.
Mrs. Dorsi, 53, was a waitress at the Howard Johnson's on Route 896 for 18 years and was a hostess-cashier at the Bob's Big Boy on the Delaware Turnpike until retiring until 1997.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Thomas A. Dorsi; son, Thomas A. Dorsi Jr. of Middletown; daughters, Patricia A.Corea of Camden and Maryalice Crossan of Middletown; brother, Robert Coggins Jr. of Clayton; sister, Elizabeth Thompson of Harrington; and grandchildren.
A service was held at Beeson Memorial Services of Christiana-Elkton.

Don E. Jones
Former Newark resident Don E. Jones died on Jan. 24, 2000, at home.
Mr. Jones, 51, was a landscaper for the Tunnell Companies in Long Neck.
He is survived by his companion and best friend, Debbie Kauffman; a son, Christopher Jones and daughter, Samantha; mother, Florence and stepfather Malone Downes.
A service was held at Melson Funeral Services.

Adaleen L. Comninaki, Millard F. Davis employee
Newark resident Adaleen L. Comninaki died on Jan. 26, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Comninaki, 90, worked for Millard F. Davis in Wilmington.
She is survived by the Marshall Kline family.
A private service was held.

Donald K. Nickerson, DuPont employee
Newark resident Donald K. Nickerson died on Jan. 26, 2000, at home.
Mr. Nickerson, 71, retired from the DuPont Co. in 1985 after 35 years of service.
He is survived by Velta Nickerson of Newark; son, Robert Nickerson of Newark; daughters, Ellen McCrery of Ocean View and Ingrid Pellegrini of Newark; grandchildren; step-granddaughters; step-great granddaughter; sisters, Jean Patterson of Clinton, Iowa and Joyce Goering of Texas; and brother, William Nickerson of Mo.
A service was held at Mealey Funeral Home.

Robert F. Wersinger III, General Motors employee
Former Newark resident Robert F. Wersinger III has died.
Mr. Wersinger III, 43, was an employee of General Motors and served in the Coast Guard.
He is survived by daughter, Kelli Pomales; granddaughter of Newark; parents, Robert and Louise Wersinger Jr. of Newark; sisters, Sue Samluk and Jeanette Adams, both of Bear; brothers, Tom Wersinger of Middletown and Bill Wersinger of Newark; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

Johanna Schneider, Christiana School District employee
Newark resident Johanna Schneider died on Jan. 26, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Schneider, 74, worked for Thriftway for 12 years, retiring in the 80's. She also worked for the Christina School District and for Pantry Pride.
She is survived by husband, Norbert Schneider; son, Herbert Geissler of Newark; daughter and son-in-law, Petra and Fred Unruh of Middletown; sister, Paula Schmidt of Wuppertal, Germany; brother, Hans Bitsch of Phungstadt, Germany; and three grandchildren.
A private service was held.

William Oliver Shipley, World War II Purple Heart recipient 
Newark resident William Oliver Shipley died on Jan. 28, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Shipley, 79, worked as a field administrator with Catlytic Inc. at the Delaware City Plant as well as sites around the world. 
He retired in 1981 after 33 years of service and after his retirement, he worked as a consultant for Star Enterprises in Delaware City. 
He fought in the South Pacific and Guadalcanal as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II and received the Purple Heart. 
He served as treasurer with the Delaware City Lions Club, served on the Delaware City planning commission for several years, served as treasurer of St. Paul's School in Delaware City, was president of the Industrial Management Club of DE, was the founding member of the Delaware City Library and was a member of the New Castle Kiwanis.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Shipley; son, Robert W. Shipley of Bear; daughters, Cathy Dickerson of Milford, N.H., Debbie Shipley of Newark, Maureen E. Smith of Delaware City and Ann Shipley of Christiana; brothers, Samuel L. Shipley of Newark and Richard Shipley of Paso Robles, Calif.; sisters, Marcia Shipley of Milford, N.H. and Laura O. Buck of Fort Meyers, Fla.; grandchildren and great granddaughter.
A service was held at the Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Z. Frost and Josephus J. Frost Jr., owners of B & J Services
Newark resident Elizabeth Z. Frost died on Jan. 29, 2000. Her husband, Josephus J. Frost Jr, died on Feb. 2, 2000.
Mrs. Frost, 75, and Mr. Frost, 79, owned and operated B and J Services for 20 years. They were also members of the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, where Mrs. Frost had held the offices of treasurer and senior warden and Mr. Frost had served as a lay leader and member of the Vestry. 
She had been employed with Bio-Chemical Research Foundation as an assistant researcher and had worked for the DuPont Co. and the University of Delaware. 
He had been a construction accountant with James Julian construction and with Turner Construction during the construction of the second span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. 
He was a member of the Newark Deltones and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
They are survived by children, Ann E. Frost of Haddonfield, N.J., Joseph C. Frost of Palmyra, N.J. and James G. Frost of Newark; three grandchildren; great grandchild; her brother, Robert W. Zane of Sarasota, Fla; his sister, M. Irene Frost of Moorestown, N.J.
A service was held at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

Mary E. Welch, homemaker
Bear resident Mary E. Welch died on Jan. 28, 2000, at Arbors.
Mrs. Welch, 79, was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George R. Welch; son and daughter-in-law, George Richard and Dehra L. Welch of Millsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Carol L. and Larry Baird of Port Richey, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, L. Donald & Shirley Broadbent of Townsend; sister-in-law, Nancy Broadbent of Pennsville, N.J.; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A service was held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.

Robert J. Choplinsky, Dupont designer
Newark resident Robert J. "Chops" Choplinsky died on Jan. 31, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Choplinsky, 57, was a designer in the engineering department of the DuPont Company for 39 years. He was a member of Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara E. (Stapleford) Choplinsky; children, Cynthia A. Hooks of Newark and Keith A. Choplinsky of Elkton, Md; mother, Lillian Choplinksy of Philadelphia, Pa.; brother , Ronald Choplinksy of Philadelphia, Pa; sister, Karen Thrash of Harleysville, Pa; and grandchildren, Matthew Hooks; Joshua Choplinsky and Lauren Hooks.
A service was held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Kozakowski, Word of Life Christian Center member
Newark resident Barbara Ann Kozakowski died on Jan. 30, 2000, at the Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Kozakowski, 58, was a member of the Word of Life Christian Center.
She is survived by sons, Richard Joseph II, Edward Michael, Eric John and Brad Robert Kozakowski, all of Newark; a daughter, Denise Joy Kozakowski, of Newark; brothers, Larry, Bobby and Collie Walsh, all of Massachusetts; a sister, Virginia Walsh, of Massachusetts and grandchildren.
A service was held at Word of Life Christian Center.

David L. Barber, Vietnam veteran
Newark resident David L. Barber died on Jan. 29, 2000, at Veterans Hospital.
Mr. Barber, 53, was a truck driver for Delaware Insulation for 10 years. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps. He also was in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by daughters, Kristie Elterich of Newark and Jennifer Barber of Port Penn; stepmother, Jean Barber of Wilmington; sister, Rebecca A. Palmer of Wilmington; brothers, William Barber of Newark, and Jeffry Barber of Frankford; stepbrothers, Daniel Collins of Belleville, N.J., Frank Collins of Bear and Howard Collins of Wilmington; grandchildren.
A service was privately held.

Virginia Emma Bingaman
Newark resident Virginia Emma Bingaman died on Jan. 31, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Bingaman,73, is survived by her husband, Russell K. Bingaman of Newark; sons, Bradley J. Bingaman of Wilmington and Larry W. Bingaman of Intercourse, Pa.; daughter, Susan Marie Ramsey of Wilmington and grandchildren.
A service was held at the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church.

David Biddle McMullen Murray, UD employee
Newark resident David Biddle McMullen Murray died on Jan. 31, 2000.
Mr. Murray, 69, was a farmer for his family's farm on Cooches Bridge Road until 1958. He worked for National Vulcanized Fibre for nine years, and then worked for University of Delaware for 24 years.
He is survived by sisters, Eleanor Johnson of Salisbury, Md., Nancy Jones of Tavares, Fla., Virginia Walls of Stanton, Barbara Moore of Millsboro, Mabel Stafford and Sara Savage, both of Wilmington; and brother, Robert Avery Murray of Newark.
A service was held at Spicer-Mulliken Funeral Home.

Cecil Richard Connell
Newark resident Cecil Richard Connell died on Jan. 25, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Connell, 76, is survived by a brother in Florida and a sister in Newark.
A service was held at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Harry J. Darsney Jr., World War II veteran
Newark resident Harry J. Darsney Jr. died on Jan. 30, 2000.
Mr. Darsney, 72, was a self-employed contractor. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations and was member of the American Legion Post #1.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Stackow Darsney; brothers, Paul of Newark and James of Rockledge, Pa., sisters, Doris Cochran of Ronks, Pa., and Bernice LaPolt of Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
A service was held at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

James J. Donovan Jr., DuPont employee
Newark resident James J. Donovan Jr. died on Feb. 2, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Donovan, 80, was an employee for the DuPont Company for 42 years until he retired from the engineering department in 1982. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, of the Bishop Curtis Council, and of Holy Family Church and participant in the Holy Angels Church Christmas Bazaar.
He is survived by sons, James J. III and John J., both of Newark and Bernard R. of Georgetown; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Whitney of Hockessin and Therese Ann Donovan of Newark; sisters, Mary Spittle of Elsmere and Anne Celano of Wilmington; and six grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Family Church.

Louise A. Terrell, homemaker
New Castle resident Louise A. Terrell died on Feb. 2, 2000, at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Terrell, 61, was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Raymond C. Terrell Jr.; children, Dana R. Terrell of Middletown and Pamela J. Rash of New Castle; brothers, John "Jack' Hyatt of Wilmington, George Hyatt of Key West, Fla. and Richard T. Hyatt of New Castle; sisters, Doris Grove of Bear and Betty Jane Thomas of Lafayette, Ga.; grandchildren.
A service was held at Spicer-Mulliken Funeral Home.

Ella M. Becker, homemaker
Newark resident Ella M. Becker died on Feb. 4, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Becker, 91, was a homemaker and a former member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
She is survived by sons, J. Francis of Allentown, Pa., Robert A. of Claymont and Gerald F. of Edgemoor; daughters, E. Anne Shelton and Sister Marie Becker, O.S.B., both of Wilmington; and grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Jeanne Jugan Residence Chapel.

John Dobies Jr.
Newark resident John Dobies Jr., died on Feb. 3, 2000, at the Hillside House Nursing Center.
Mr. Dobies Jr. was 93.
A visitation was held at the John F. Yasik Funeral Home.

Frances R. Dillow, homemaker
Newark resident, Frances R. Dillow died on Feb. 7, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Dillow, 52, was a homemaker and former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Paul L. Dillow; a daughter, Christine T. Dillow of Claymont; a brother Albert Ribynski of Elkton, Md.; and sisters, Lorraine Berg of Seattle, Wash. and Barbara Brockson of Bear.
A service was held at Mealey Funeral Home.

Sandra M. Stewart, Del Mar Va Council participant
Bear resident Sandra M. Stewart died on Feb. 4, 2000, at the Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Stewart, 51, was a homemaker. She was actively involved in all aspects of DelMar Va Council; Boy Scouts of America as a Tiger Cub mother, Den mother, Advancement Chairperson, Round Table Commissioner, District Committee Person and Camp Visitation Specialist. 
She was also a life member of Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and member of Free Will Baptist Church of New Castle.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, John E. Stewart; son, Christopher E. Stewart of Washington, D.C.; father, Philip N. MacCord of Tyaskin, Md.; mother, Geraldine T. MacCord of Newark; brothers, Philip S. MacCord of Alice, Texas, Gregory W. MacCord of Odessa, Timothy P. MacCord of Las Vegas, Nev., David M. MacCord of Claymont and Jeffrey B. MacCord of Newark; and sisters, Sharon L. Reusch of New Castle, Linda M. Scullion of Newark and Geraldine A. Martin of Middletown.
A service was held at Spicer-Mulliken Funeral Home.

Francis J. Sauer, Chrysler foreman
Newark resident Francis J. "Duke" Sauer died on Feb. 6, 2000, at home.
Mr. Sauer, 83, was a foreman for Chrysler Corporation in Newark retiring in 1978 after 26 years, custodian for the Christina School District retiring in 1978 after 18 years. 
He was a member of Christiana Presbyterian Church, the UAW and the Newark Senior Center, award winner for yearly decoration of his home at Christmas, and a volunteer at the Christiana/Salem and the McVey elementary schools with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Winifred M. Sauer; daughter, Barbara Sauer of Denver, Colo., granddaughters, Mary Beth Lally and husband Mark at home and Jackie Wright of Dagsboro; brothers, Clarence of New Brunswick, N.J., William, Harry, Fred and Carl all of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Robert of Earleville, Md.; sisters, Madeline Muth of Philadelphia, Pa. and Ruth Hardy of Medfield, Mass.; great grandchildren and great great grandson.
A service was held at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Robert C. Titus Sr., World War II veteran
Newark resident Robert C. Titus Sr. died on Feb. 4, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Titus, 82, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a chemical operator for DuPont Experimental Station and a member of the Post Cana in Talleyville.
He is survived by his son, Robert C. Titus Jr. and daughter-in-law, Margarita E. Titus, both of San Diego, Calif.; son Richard C. Titus of Winchester, Va.; daughters, Cynthia and Tracy Titus, both of Newark; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A service was held at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel.

Mildred R. Vance, World War II veteran of the Women's Army Corps
Bear resident Mildred R. Vance died on Feb. 5, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Vance, 79, worked in the paint department for General Motors at the Boxwood Road site for 17 years, until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 435 and the V.F.W. and a World War II veteran of the Women's Army Corps.
She is survived by sons, Darryl E. Vance of Pasadena, Md. and Derek J. Vance of Bear; grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
A service was held at the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Clarence C. Knox, retired police officer
Newark resident Clarence C. Knox died on Feb. 9, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Knox, 71, was a retired lieutenant for the New Castle County Police and was the last one hired of the original 22-member force. After his retirement from the New Castle County Police, he was employed by Gettier Security.
He is survived by wife of 50 years, Barbara A. Knox; sons, Keith L. Knox of Newark, Kenneth S. Knox of Elkton, Md., Richard A. Knox of Ridgeland, S.C. and Bradford W. Knox of Bluffton, S.C.; daughters, Janet L. Tickle of Wilmington and Debra E. Grubb of Elkton, Md.; aunt, Helen C. Willis of Newark; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Service was privately held.

Garland B. Taylor
Bear resident Garland B. Taylor died on Feb. 9, 2000, at Veterans Hospital. Mr. Taylor was 70.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elsie L. Taylor and brother, Thomas Taylor of New Castle.
A service was held at Delaware Veterans Cemetery Chapel.

Nestor Benson, DuPont Co. employee
Newark resident Nestor "Ben" Benson died on Feb. 10, 2000, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Benson, 70, worked for Dupont Co., Chestnut Run site as a master tool and dye maker until he retired in 1992 after 35 years of service. He was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, serving aboard the U.S.S. Frank Knox.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mae Benson; children, Bruce Benson and Denise Greigg, both of Newark and Jim Benson of Wilmington; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Sid McGraw; and nephew., Glenn McCraw of Pennslyvania.
A service was held at Faith Lutheran Church.

Frank B. Carpenter Jr., Carpenter Motor Freight president
Hockessin resident Frank B. Carpenter Jr. died on Feb. 10, 2000, at home.
Mr. Carpenter, 65, was president of Carpenter Motor Freight and vice-president of Carpenter's Warehousing Inc. He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church and the American Trucking Association, board member of the local and Short Haul carriers and a board member of the Middle Atlantic Conference.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Workman Carpenter; sons, Frank B. Carpenter III and Chris W. Carpenter, both of Hockessin; daughters, Debs Carpenter and Susan Carpenter, both of Wilmington; sister, Mary E. Graham of Charleston, S.C.; brother, James E. Carpenter of Hockessin; grandchildren.


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