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Barbara Tate
active in church
Barbara Tate, 58, of Lewes, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Tate enjoyed interior decorating, sewing and working with crafts. She was a past president of the Methodist Women in Hudson, Fla., and also served as a Chaplain's Aide.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gary Tate of Lewes; her father and mother, Clair Edwards and Emma B. Lippert Edwards of New Port Richey, Fla.; two sons, David, of Havre de Grace, Md., and Stephen of Fredericksburg, Md.; a sister, Linda Davies of Lutz, Fla.; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James, in 1988.
A reception of friends will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 12, at the Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes. Burial will be private in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford, Pa.
Memorials may be made to any deaf and hearing impaired charity of choice, or to any Compassionate Friends Charity of choice. 

Rev. Edwin M. Jacques
retired pastor
Rev. Edwin M. Jacques, 66, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at home after a lengthy illness.
Rev. Jacques was born in Albania, the son of missionary parents, Dr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Jacques.
He served for 40 years as a minister of the Gospel and missionary pastor in various churches throughout the northeast; he recently retired as pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Angola. He spent his younger years in Korcha, Albania, until all Americans were forced to leave the country.
He attended schools in Hampton Falls, N.H., Gorton, Mass. and Franklin, Mass. His high school years took him to Naples, Italy, where he was home schooled. He served with his parents there at a servicemen's center and Bible bookstore, ministering to many servicemen from many different countries. Leaving his parents to further his education, he returned to America and graduated from Gordon School of Theology and Missions in 1956 and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Wenham, Mass., in 1961. Following the completion of his degrees, he moved to Nobleboro, Maine, where he began his first pastorate at the First Baptist Church. He subsequently pastored churches in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and most recently, Delaware.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Jacques; six children, David, Paul, Linda McGuire, Brenda Milacci, Jennifer Rust and Lisa Nye and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Stanton, of Concord, Mass.; a sister, Gloria Seidenberg of Pittsfield, N.H., as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Midway Baptist Church, Route 24, Angola, with burial private at Henlopen Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church, Route 24, Angola, DE.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Mildred B. 'Billie' Shields
former Rehoboth commissioner
Mildred B. "Billie" Shields, 86, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Millsboro Nursing Home.
Mrs. Shields graduated from Collingswood, N.J. High School, where she was class valedictorian and from Mt. Holyoke College in 1935, cum laude. She married her husband, Joseph Shields, in 1937.
Mrs. Shields began teaching English at Mt. Holly High School and later at Elkton High School in Maryland, when she and husband began farming Meadowood Farms. She then taught English, drama, speech and debate at Newark High School for many years. While there, she served as supervisor of English curriculum for the Newark School District until her retirement in 1978. Before her retirement, she was instrumental in designing a statewide K-12 English curriculum for the State of Delaware. At this time, she and her husband were vital members of the Thespians at the University of Delaware.
After retirement, the couple moved to Rehoboth Beach and remodeled their summer cottage into a year-round residence. From 1984 to 1991, she served as a Rehoboth Beach commissioner, and for four of those year, as vice mayor. Her awards and achievements in Rehoboth Beach included the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1986. Before her illness, she and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting their son and his family in Central America and Alaska and their daughter in Greece, Colorado and Arizona. As a young and in-love couple, they visited Mexico, the Virgin Islands, China, Poland and Turkey. Students and friends in both Newark and Rehoboth will fondly remember her talents as a writer and poetess. Youngsters on the boardwalk will remember her laughing smile as she greeted them.
The sudden and tragic death of her son Skip in Alaska in 1996 caused her health to deteriorate rapidly and by April of this year was confined to 24-hour care at the nursing home.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Joe; her daughter Susan; her brothers Oliver and Robert Billings; her sister, Elizabeth Johnson; Brenda Bryan, life companion of her son Skip; grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and his wife Kim, Jake and Rachel Shields; great-grandchildren Andrew and Bristol Shields; and many nieces and nephews in Delaware and New Jersey.
The family invites friends to take part in a memorial service at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach. Friends are invited to participate with words of remembrance at this gathering. In keeping with Quaker tradition, a pot luck meal will follow at the family home, 11 St. Lawrence Street, Rehoboth Beach.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mildred B. Shields Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Newark High School, Newark, DE 19711.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

William E. Daisey
retired Millsboro merchant
William E. Daisey, 85, of Millsboro, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, of heart failure at Millsboro Nursing Home.
Mr. Daisey was a retired merchant. He sold bait, tackle and ice and was locally known for selling his 'snow balls' during the summer. He was a harness horse owner for many years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a 50-year member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge of Georgetown, a life member of the Delaware Consistory and VFW Post 7422 of Millsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosalie M. Daisey; a son, William E. Jr. of Lexington, S.C.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, with burial in St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services. 

Salvatore 'Sam' J. D'Ascenzo
decorated veteran
Salvatore "Sam" J. D'Ascenzo, 74, of Rehoboth Beach, died suddenly but peacefully Friday, May 12, 2000, at home.
Mr. D'Ascenzo was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps. He participated in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign as a corporal and field lineman with the sixth Marine Division. His unit was honored with a presidential citation for the victory on Okinawa, including the capture of Sugar Loaf Hill, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific War.
After the war, he served the U.S. government for 33 years as a plate printer at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the U.S. Marine Corps League Diamond State Detachment, the Sixth Marine Division Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Elks Club and the Cape Henlopen Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, Rita; four daughters, Donna D'Ascenzo of Germantown, Md., Denise D'Ascenzo Cooke of Branford, Conn., Diane Mitchell of Malvern, Pa. and Debbie Catterson of Rockville, Md.; four grandchildren, Patrick Catterson, Megan and Andrew Mitchell and Kathryn Cooke; and a sister, Rosemarie D'Ascenzo of Hi-Nella, N.J.
Services will be held Thursday, May 18, at the Shrine of St. Jude, Rockville, Md. with burial with military honors at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va.
Contributions are suggested to Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. 

James Ashton Jester
created Felton Heights
James Ashton Jester, 100, of Felton, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, one month shy of his 101st birthday.
Mr. Jester lived through parts of three centuries, during which time he owned and managed a large fruit farm at Killens Pond and later became owner of the only grocery store in Felton during that period. While dealing in real estate, he created the community known as Felton Heights.
He had been the former postmaster of Felton Heights and was a charter member of the Felton Fire Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Pauline Case Jester, in 1997.
He is survived by two daughters, Marian Constantino of Delmar and Ruth Jenson of Milton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Louise Fountain of Savannah, Ga.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Berry-Short Funeral Home, Felton, with burial in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. Friends may call an hour prior to the service.
Contributions are suggested to the Felton Fire Co., P.O. Box 946, Felton DE 19943. 

Cyrus Savarese
old car lover
Cyrus Savarese, 58, of Pinewater Farms, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Savarese retired in 1986 from IBEW Union Local 3 in New York. He enjoyed rebuilding old cars, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and fishing with his Pinewater Farms neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Jane Savarese; daughters Christine Barral of Huntington, N.Y.; Patricia Scalise of Commack, N.Y.; and Karen Savarese of Huntington; son Edward Savarese of Harbeson; mother Adelaide Cambria Savarese of Ridge, N.Y.; sister Mary Lou Glazer of Northport, N.Y.; grandson Justin Tyler Scalise of Commack. He is predeceased by his father, Edward Savarese.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Angola. Visitation was May 18. Memorials may be made to CHEER Center, Oak Orchard. Arrangements made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium. 

Major James Tull Carey (Ret.)
former Milton chief of police
Major James Tull Carey, 87, of Lewes, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at home.
Major Carey was born in Milton. He retired from the U.S. Army as a major in 1957. He was chief of intelligence and security division, Hampton Roads, Va. He also served three years in the U.S. Navy.
After retiring, he was head of security for Draper King Cole for several years. He was a former police chief of Milton in the early 1960s, and a former magistrate for the State of Delaware. He was a member of American Legion Post 20, Milton, and a member of Milton VFW Post 6984. He was also a member of the NRA, the USS Augusta Assoc., the Delaware Republican Party, and Groome United Methodist Church in Lewes.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Pollit Carey, in November 1999.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and David Dutton of Millsboro; a brother, Russell of Chicago; and three grandchildren, Maura Dutton Hunsicker of Milton, Derek Dutton of Lewes and Parker Dutton of Millsboro.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Short Funeral Services, Milton.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton. 

Fredonia C. Hudson
enjoyed CB radios
Fredonia C. Hudson, 78, of Millsboro, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center.
Ms. Hudson enjoyed talking on CB radios where she was known as the Coffee Drinker or "CD."
She is survived by five brothers, Halton, Orrie and Dale Hudson, all of Millsboro, Norris of Frederica and Bleatus of Delmar; three sisters, Angeline Timmons, Millie Jones and Wilsie Donahue, all of Millsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. 

E. Ralph Baringer
President emeritus of fire company
E. Ralph Baringer, 85, of Lewes, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Lewes.
Mr. Baringer retired in 1986 as a self-employed painter. From 1940 to 1960, he was a knitter for a hosiery mill and then painted with Joe Harker Painting before going out on his own. He was a member of the Lewes Fire Department for 58 years, during which time he served in the positions of president, vice president, chief engineer, assistant engineer, assistant chief, secretary and fire recorder, the latter position being held for 20 consecutive years and for which he kept outstanding records that are still used today. He was a member of the Delmarva Fireman's Association Hall of Fame, the Firemans Historical Foundation of Delmarva Hall of Fame, and was awarded the title of president emeritus of the Lewes Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Grace; and a daughter, Elaine Mitchell, who died in 1982.
He is survived by three daughters, Joyce Sutton of Rehoboth Beach; Dorothy Cullen of Wilmington and Connie Long of Lewes; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Baringer of Sellersville, Pa.; a devoted friend, Beatrice Akerly of Lewes; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held from the Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, with burial with fireman's honors in Bethel Methodist Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Fire Department, 347 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958, or Groome United Methodist Church, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

William Robert Law
retired printer for DuPont
William Robert Law, 69, of Millsboro and formerly of Boothwyn, Pa., died of heart failure Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Law was a retired printer for the graphics department at DuPont Company in Boothwyn for 27 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Navy, and a life member of the American Legion Post 28, Riverdale and Oak Orchard.
He was preceded in death by a son, Barry.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Sullivan Law, three sons and daughters-in-laws, Bruce and Peg, William and Madeline, Bryan and Mary Jane; a stepson and his wife, Ron and Donna Sullivan; a daughter-in-law, Cindi Law; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Frank Burns; a brother, Richard Law; and a sister, Virginia Hill; and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held from the Chapel at Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro,.
Contributions are suggested to the General Fund of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, RD 5, Box 100, Millsboro DE 19966, or to the American Diabetes Association Community Service Building, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services. 

Frances E. Roberts
active in Methodist ministries
Frances E. Roberts, 91, of Baltimore County, Md., and a former longtime resident of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Brightwood Center in Lutherville.
Mrs. Roberts was raised along with her four siblings on the farm in Jones' Neck, East Dover (De.) Hundred, which was taken by the government to be the keystone parcel for Dover Air Force Base. She was a 1930 graduate of Western Maryland College, where she met her husband, the late Rev. W. Arnem Roberts. Together they served Methodist pastorates in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas and then worked afield for the Division of Finance and Field Service of the United Methodist Board of Global Missions. In retirement, their home on Lake Avenue in Rehoboth Beach commanded a fine view of both the ocean and Lake Gerar. They were active in the Homeowners Association during its formative years and active members of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Roberts moved to the home of her son, Donald, in Baltimore County.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Elaine; four granddaughters, Kerri Wilcox of Rossville, Heather Moghimi of Towson, Pamela Sheridan of Richmond, Va. and Jennifer Roberts of Edgewood; and
five great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2000 at Parsell Funeral Home in Lewes, Del., with burial following in Barratt's Chapel in Frederica, Del.
Contributions are suggested to the Roberts/Raughley Scholarship Fund, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20016-9990.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Janet Marjorie Haberstick Bowen
active in community
Janet Marjorie Haberstick Bowen, 77, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, after a sudden illness that began May 14.
Mrs. Bowen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Belmar, N.J., where she was born and raised. She graduated with high honors from Asbury Park High School in 1942 and married James Harold Bowen in 1943.
She was active in her home church, was a past Worthy Grand Matron in the Order of the Eastern Store, a Cub Scout pack leader, insurance secretary, hospital volunteer and homemaker, initially in Belmar and Wanamassa, N.J. and then in Buffalo Junction, Va., State College, Pa. and finally Enumclaw in her retirement years. She was a lady with a big heart, shrewd intelligence and a quick wit who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Nan Bowen Devlin and her husband, Dr. Dennis Devlin and their two daughters, Sarah and Lauren, all of Enumclaw; her son, Dr. J. Hal Bowen Jr., his wife Elaine and their daughters Rebecca and Shannon of Long Neck, Del., and their son Adam of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her beloved dog and companion, Mozart.
A memorial service will be held June 18 at North Fork Baptist Church in Virginia, where her husband is buried.
Contributions are suggested to Delmarva Christian High School, P.O. Box 655, Georgetown, DE 19947. 

Richard Lester Barrall
retired from Sears & Roebuck
Richard Lester Barrall, 68, of Lewes, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at home.
Mr. Barrall was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a graduate of Media (Pa.) High School in 1949. He was veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was employed by Sears & Roebuck Company in Wilmington for 27 years, retiring in 1995.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Dolores Barrall and his brothers, Melvin and Robert.
He was survived by his wife of 42 years, Jacqueline Cavanaugh Barrall; a daughter and son-in-law, Monica M. and Matthew Brennan, another daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Glenn Lebo; a sister, Claire Mecouch; three grandsons, Francis Carpenter Richard Cole, James Matthew Brennan and Richard Jordan Brennan, and a granddaughter, Natalie Gabrielle Lebo.
Services and burial were private. A memorial mass at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. 

Cecile Forsyth
retired AT&T supervisor
Cecile Forsyth, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Forsyth retired in 1968 after 30 years as a supervisor for AT&T. She was a member of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach and attended Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, in 1967.
She was survived by a sister, Jean Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes, with burial private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

B. John Kavanaugh
Lions Club leader
B. John Kavanaugh, 82, of Milton, died May 24, 2000, at his home. 
Mr. Kavanaugh was born in Rye, N.Y., the son of the late John and Mary Cahill Kavanaugh.
Mr. Kavanaugh worked as a Pitney Bowes Company plant foreman for 18 years, retiring in 1982. He attended St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. Mr. Kavanaugh was a member of the Milton Lions Club, a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Stamford Power Squad.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Audrey Fisher Kavanaugh. He is also survived by his son Bruce and daughter-in-law Janet Kavanaugh of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; his son Craig and daughter-in-law Nancy Kavanaugh of Monroe, Conn.; and four grandchildren - Keith John Kavanaugh, Todd Kavanaugh, Megan Kavanaugh and Michael Kavanaugh.
Visitation with the family is from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Short Funeral Services Inc., 416 Federal St., Milton. Interment will be in Fairfield Memorial Park, Stamford, Conn., Tuesday, May 30. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Wynona June Boland
Bull on Beach worker
Wynona June Boland, 68, of Long Neck and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Monday, June 5, 2000, at home.
Mrs. Boland moved to Delaware in 1993 and was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach and had been a volunteer at Beebe Medical Center. She had been employed locally by Bull on the Beach Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, and previously she was the executive chef for Export Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Boland is survived by her husband, John F. Boland.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 12, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 7 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Ronald Jerome Bull
outstanding Cape student
Ronald Jerome Bull, 18, of Milton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, the victim of a drowning accident at a water-filled sandpit west of Millsboro, where he and friends had gone to swim.
Mr. Bull was born on May 7, 1982, in Seaford, the son of Barry and Hattie Bull. He was to graduate from Cape Henlopen High School on June 6, and recently had been accepted to Ohio State University as a National Buckeye Scholar. Under the auspices of this academic honors program, he would have visited Asia. He had planned to major in anthropology while pursuing a career in law.
Mr. Bull was an outstanding participant in a host of scholarly, athletic and musical activities, having been selected to represent Cape Henlopen High School in the area of music at the Governor's School of Excellence. He also enjoyed participating in the Cape Henlopen High School marching band, jazz band and gospel chorus. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Academic Challenge Program, Cape Henlopen High School Math League, Delaware Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and Delta Sigma Theta Cavaliers.
Mr. Bull was also a member of Omega Psi Phi, Lynx Young Achievers, the Key Club, Youth Action League and the PSI Club.
He was also an excellent athlete. Throughout his high school career he enjoyed being a member of the track team, the baseball team and the basketball team, although his greatest love was soccer, the sport in which he excelled for six years.
Mr. Bull was affectionately called "Manny," "Sparkplug" and "Pans."
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Bull, and an aunt, Charlie Mae Sherman.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Roshana "Roshie" Bull of Greensboro, S.C. and her special friend, Anthony Turner, and Danielle Deputy of Wilmington; two brothers, Barry "B.J." Bull Jr. of Dover and Nathaniel Bull of Smyrna; his maternal grandparents, Willie James and Qussie Mitchell of Milton; his paternal great-grandmother, Susie "Mommom" Savage of Dover; his paternal grandfather, David Bull of Dover; six aunts, Jean Bass and her husband, Ernest of Trenton, N.J., Bernice Edwards and her husband, Willie James of Milton, Linda Bordley and her husband David of Dover, Honey Sturgis of Millsboro, Monty Bull of Bridgeville and Stephanie of Boston; seven uncles, the Rev. Marion Mitchell and his wife Vevlie of Columbia, Mo., Thomas Mitchell of Milton, Charles Knox and his wife Virginia, of Milton, David Bull and his wife, Deneen, and Crosby Bull and his wife, Stephanie, both of Dover, Walter Sheppard of Baltimore and Sammy Sample of Millsboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a devoted childhood friend, James "Jimmy A" Artis of Milton.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at Friendship Baptist Church, West Fourth Street, Lewes, where the Rev. George H. Edwards will officiate and where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call at the church from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 9. Burial will be in Friendship Church Cemetery, Lewes.
Arrangements were made by Miller Funeral Home.

Capt. William E. Lowe Jr.
prominent Sussex Countian
Capt. William E. Lowe Jr., 65, of Lewes, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at home after a short illness.
Capt. Lowe was the senior Delaware Pilot of the Pilots' Association for the Bay & River Delaware. A pilot for 44 years, he held an unlimited master's license for the waters of the United States. A member of the Delaware State Board of Pilot Commissioners for 15 years, he was president of the Commission for five years.
In 1985, at the age of 50, he received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Delaware, and was awarded membership in three academic honor societies. He remained active in the University community and was a strong supporter of the Parallel Program in Georgetown. A member of the College of Business and Economics Alumni Association Board, he received the University's Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement in 1999.
Well known for his love of Delaware and its history, he was the current chair of the Delaware Heritage Commission and past chair of the Delaware Humanities Forum. Active in Delaware politics, he was the Sussex County finance chair of Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner's gubernatorial campaign. Formerly, he represented Lewes for 17 years as a Democratic committeeman. A charter member and founding president of the Friends of the Lewes Public Library, he was also a member of the Sussex County Library Advisory Board and the founding chair of the board of the Beebe Hospital Home Health Agency's professional advisory committee. In 1994, he was named Delaware Tree Farmer of the Year for his forestry work on the Warrington-Lowe Cedarcrest Farm in Georgetown, family-owned since 1791.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Grace Warrington Lowe; a son, William III and his wife Rebecca Wilson Lowe; grandchildren Daniel Patrick and Hannah Maull Lowe; two sisters, Lucy V. Durant and Jean L. Geary; a niece Lisa V. Whiteoak and grandnieces Ashley and Emily Whiteoak.
Services will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes on Monday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m., with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Public Library, Lewes DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Christopher Edward Wilson
student, community volunteer
Christopher Edward Wilson, 19, of Smyrna, died Thursday, June 8, 2000.
Chris was born in 1981 in Alabaster, Ala. He grew up in the neighborhood of Woodbrook in South Dover and on his family's farm in Smyrna. Chris studied and played football and lacrosse at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, from which he graduated in 1999.
A loving brother and son, Chris spent a good deal of his life in public service. At age 13, he volunteered at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, helping facilitate summer programs for small children. Each summer since 1996, Chris served as a counselor at Camp Arrowhead - a wilderness camp for children in Lewes sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. He was also a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover, and often served as an acolyte.
Chris was a lover of music - he played jazz trumpet at St. Andrew's. He also learned to love the sea. He spent the last year of his life sailing in Trinidad, Venezuela and the eastern Caribbean with his Uncle Jeff. Chris was scheduled to start his freshman year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. this fall. Dedicated to serving children, Chris planned to study history in preparation for a career as a teacher. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him and the contents of his heart.
Chris is survived by his parents, Ted and Juanita Wilson of Smyrna; his brother, Josh, of Chicago; his two grandmothers, Hilda Krupka of Hartly and Marion Wilson of Rehoboth Beach; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Chris was also the grandson of Edward S. Wilson Jr., formerly of Smyrna and Rehoboth Beach.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Christ Episcopal Church, Dover.
Letters of condolence may be sent to www.Legacy.com or traderfh@aol.
Contributions are suggested to Camp Arrowhead, RR2, Box 161, Lewes, DE 19958.

Harry E. Blood
construction supervisor
Harry E. Blood, 83, of Greenville, died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Manor Care, Pike Creek, with his family by his side.
Mr. Blood was a superintendent for DiSabitino & Raniere Construction Co. for 35 years. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and in Bora Bora for four years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Greenville, and Carpenters Union 626.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie Blood; his son, Robert W. Byrnes of Lewes; two daughters, Phyllis B. Walther of Wilmington and Carol Blood of Florida; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Christ Church, with burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park,
Contributions are suggested to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Hematology/Oncology Research, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

Martha L. Donovan
prominent Milton resident
Martha L. Donovan, 92, of Milton, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Milford Center.
Mrs. Donovan was the first kindergarten teacher at the Milton School many years ago. She was very active in the community including the Chamber of Commerce, which bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award on her in 1987. She was also a member of the Milton Historical Society and the Milton Century Club. She was a district manager for Field Enterprises, providing the World Book Encyclopedia to many homes in the area. She as also a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David W., in 1984.
She is survived by her children, David W. Jr. of Milford, Martha Jane Donovan Burke of Wilmington; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Donovan of Columbia, S.C. and Deborah Donovan of Davenport, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Roseannah Donovan of Columbia, S.C.; five stepgrandchildren, Patrick Burke of Middletown, Betty Novak, Christine Hynson and Mary Godwin, all of Newark, and Kari Lemaire of Rehoboth; and 11 stepgrandchildren.
Services were held at Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Park, near Milton.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.

Josephine DeBartolomeis DeLuca
member of civic boards
Josephine 'Jo' DeBartolomeis DeLuca, 86, of Hockessin, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 in her sleep at home.
Mrs. DeLuca was a graduate of the University of Delaware. She was a member of the board of directors of both the American Association of University Women and the YMCA of New Castle County. She was active in the Wilmington Flower Market and served as a court interpreter. A gourmet cook, she worked for many years at La Cocina in Greenville. She was a member and a deacon for Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred S. in 1976.
She is survived by her children, Alfred S. Jr. of Annandale, N.J. and Sylvia Loftus of Salem, Ore.; her sister, Rochina Leonvallo of Wilmington; a brother, Bart DeBartolomeis of Rehoboth Beach; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with burial private at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Robert Mapes Dodge
former state Majority Whip
Robert Mapes Dodge, 82, of Delray Beach, Fla., and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, after a brief illness.
Mr. Dodge was born on Ventnor City, N.J., on Oct. 15, 1917, the son of the late Kern Dodge and Helen Greene Dodge.
He was graduated from the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., where he was captain of the wrestling team. He later attended Cornell University. He moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1949, where he was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and a former senior warden. He is remembered by many as their former math and science teacher at Rehoboth High School. He was active in the Republican Party and served two terms as State Representative for the 37th District, and was Majority Whip of the House of Representatives. He later served as the State of Delaware's director of public licensing before retiring.
For many years he spent summers at his home in Rehoboth Beach and winters aboard his boat or in his Delray Beach home, until his 80th birthday when he permanently relocated to Florida. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, the Colony Beach Club, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He was an avid boater and a member of the Classic Yacht Club of America, the Gulf Stream Yacht Club, the Lewes Yacht Club and the Delray Beach Yacht Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Ruckman Dodge, in 1966.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Gale Dodge of Delray Beach; his daughters, Mary Sturges Dodge of Rehoboth Beach, Susan K. Dodge of Rehoboth Beach and Pamela Tucker of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; his sons Robert M. Jr. of Newark, Peter M. of Old Greenwich, Conn.; stepsons Jonathan Webb of Ocean View, John Webb of Rehoboth Beach; stepdaughters Deborah Jones of Lewes, Wendy Webb of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at St. George's Chapel, Angola. Burial will be private.
Contributions are suggested in memory of Robert Mapes Dodge to the Taft School, Alumni Office, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT 06795.

Frances I. Wingate
Millsboro homemaker
Frances I. Wingate, 75, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in New Castle.
Mrs. Wingate was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Monroe, and her companion of many years, George W. Jones.
She is survived by her children, Ralph Monroe of King of Prussia, Pa., Brett Monroe of Delaware City, Keith Monroe of New Castle, Mark Monroe of Lewes, Burr Monroe of Millsboro, Kevin Monroe of Delaware City, Janice Smith of Elkton, Md., Sherri-Kay Walker of Houston, Texas, Errin Toomey of Millsboro, and Dallas Wingate of Lewes; her sister, Mildred Ricker of New Hampshire; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private, with a memorial service at the Oak Orchard Cheer Center.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Sussex Unit, Railroad Avenue and Depot Street, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Loretta E. Marowski
retired from Strawbridges
Loretta E. Marowski, 81, of Newark and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Parkview Center, Wilmington.
Mrs. Marowski retired in 1972 after 25 years as manager of the children's wear department at Strawbridge & Clothier in Wilmington. She was a life member of the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary and a member of St. Edmond's Sodality.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1985.
She is survived by a son, John, of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Loretta Schneider of Elsmere and Frances Long of Holloway Terrace; three brothers, John Klinger of Baltimore, Henry Klinger of Jackson, Miss., and Walter Klinger of Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thuyrsday, June 15, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Five Points, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Cemetery, near Milton.
Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Virginia L. Marsh
former school employee
Virginia L. Marsh, 71, of Lewes and formerly of New Cumberland, Pa., died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Darlene L. Huntsberger in York, Pa.
Mrs. Marsh was retired from the West Shore School District, and was a member oft the United Brethren Church, Chambersburg. She attended Conley Methodist Church in Lewes. She had been a foster parent with Cumberland County Child Services and enjoyed playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Alex" Marsh.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Robert F, of Newberry Township, Pa.; a brother, Melvin E. Keltner of Chambersburg; two sisters, Rhuemma Taylor of Orlando, Fla. and Rachel Rothenberg of Torrance, Calif.; a granddaughter, Christine DeShields of Wrightsville; two grandsons, Alan and Steve Marsh, both of Newberry Township; a great-granddaughter, Alexis DeShields of Wrightsville; and a great-grandson, Zacorie Marsh of Newberry Township.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Musselman Funeral Home, Lemoyne, with burial in Tri-County Memorial Gardens, Fairview Township.
Contributions are suggested to VNA Hospice of York County, 218 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403.

William J. Taylor
retired from Campbell's Soup
William J. Taylor, 83, of Camden, N.J. and formerly of Angola Beach, died Monday, June 12, 2000 of heart failure at the Cooper River East Nursing Home in Pennsauken, N.J.
Mr. Taylor worked in the maintenance department of the Campbell Soup Company in Camden for 31 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Brittingham Taylor, in 1986, and by his daughter, Dawn Rose Taylor in 1999.
He is survived by a niece, Sue Andrew and her husband Walter.
Services and burial were private.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

William H. Baumgardner
retired government worker
William H. Baumgardner, 66, of Lewes, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Baumgardner was active in the Sussex County Bird Club, Delmarva Antique Bottle Club and Primehook Friends. He was a government employee at NSA for 35 years, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jacqueline M. Baumgardner of Lewes; and three cousins, James Sherwood Waugh, Theodore Robert Waugh and Clyde Eugene Waugh, all of West Virginia.
Burial will be in Huntington, W.Va. on June 21, with a memorial service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Second Street, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, 110 Possum Hollow Rd., Newark DE 19711. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Calvin M. Ritterson
hardware store founder
Calvin M. Ritterson, 71, of White House Beach and formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at home.
Mr. Ritterson enjoyed retirement and had a love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing, which was only surpassed by his love for family and friends.
He was the founder and owner of High Point and Monterey hardware stores in Wilmington; was active in the Optimist Club International; and a life member of Brandywine Hundred Fire Company. He was also a member of Brandywine Chapter 9, Royal Arch Masons, American Legion Post 28 and Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Dorothy Sheppard Ritterson; two sons, Bruce and John; and five grandchildren, Becky, Katie, Steve, Carolyn and Jeff.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Brick Meetinghouse, Calvert, Md.
Contributions are suggested to the Delaware Hospice, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947, or Conley's Methodist Church, RR7, Box 93, Lewes DE 19958.

Linnea J. Turner
elementary teacher
Linnea J. Turner, 97, of Milton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Harbor Healthcare Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Turner was born in Dagus, Pa., the daughter of the late Emil and Hulda Anderson Johnson. She graduated from Clarion University, Clarion, Pa., in 1926. She worked as a teacher for Brockway Elementary School in Brockway, Pa.
Mrs. Turner had been a member of the Milton Senior Center and a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church, Milton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Turner in 1973 and by a son, Robert C. Turner in 1939.
She is survived by a daughter, Florence Balentine of Milton; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Balentine and his wife Susan of Annapolis, Md. and Linda Howard and her husband Cliff of West Chester, Pa.; and three great-grandsons.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 19, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.

Susie Lee Virginia Hack
dedicated church member
Susie Lee Virginia Hack, 75, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Hack was born in Nansemond County, Bruces, Va., the daughter of the late James Johnson and Lillian Lemon of Cambridge, Md. She worked various jobs in Maryland and Delaware and she was a faithful and dedicated member of her church family until her illness.
Mrs. Hack had been a member of the Soul Saving Station Church, Rehoboth Beach, where she was active as a Sunday school teacher, secretary, treasurer and "mother" of the church.
She is survived by five children, Sandra Epps and Linda Hack, both of Rehoboth Beach, Theodore Jr. of Milton, Edward and Donald Hack, both of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters-in-law, Renee Hack of Rehoboth Beach and Denise Hack of Felton; son-in-law Leon Epps of Rehoboth Beach; three sisters, Louise Price, Vera Johnson and Oreatha Askins, all of Cambridge; five brothers, the Rev. Robert Johnson, Cornelius and Vernon, all of Cambridge, John Johnson of Washington, D.C. and Clevon of Savannah, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family of children and all of the other lives she touched.
Services were held at the Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church, Ellendale, with burial in People's Memorial Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach. Arrangements were made by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Ralph Bartley
Lewes draw bridge engineer
Ralph Bartley, 92, of Lewes, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Country Rest Home, Greenwood.
Mr. Bartley was an engineer for Hardesty & Hanover Consulting Engineers in New York City for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was the chief engineer for the construction of both the Lewes and Rehoboth draw bridges as well as many other bridges in the United States and Canada.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Ruth M. Bartley; a nephew, David Bartley Smith and his wife Betty of Dayville, Conn.; and his nephew's children, David Smith of Bronxville, NY, Darryl Smith of Boston, Mass., and Janet Smith of Dayville, Conn.
Services and burial were private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Jocelynne Boslet
Lewes toddler
Jocelynne Boslet, 15-month-old daughter of Gordon J. Boslet Jr. and Leslie Marie Mohilo Boslet of Lewes, died suddenly on Monday, June 12, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Gordon J. "Trai" Boslet III, at home; paternal grandparents Gordon J. Boslet Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Boslet of Lake Placid, NY; maternal grandfather David T. Mihilo of Lake Placid; maternal grandmother Cheryl Ann Vondell of Lake Placid; maternal great-grandparents, Vern and Helen Sawyer of Lake Placid, NY.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 19 at Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.

Lee R. Cox
retired from Delmarva Power
Lee R. Cox, 79, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, June 16, 2000, of heart failure at Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes.
Mr. Cox was a retired trouble and service technician for Delmarva Power with 38 years of service, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the combat engineers of the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 5 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447, both of Rehoboth Beach; the Delaware Mobile Surfisherman's Association and the AA. 
He was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister, Royetta and a brother, Everett.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pauline B. Cox; a son, Glenn of North Wildwood, N.J.; a sister, Betty and her husband Clifford Hindman of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in Hollywood Cemetery in Harrington.
Contributions are suggested to the Delaware Mobile Surfisherman's Association, P.O. Box 455, Dagsboro, DE 19939.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

Edith Mae Whaley
Millsboro homemaker
Edith Mae Whaley, 90, formerly of Millsboro and Laurel, died Friday, June 16, 2000, of heart failure at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Toomey of Millsboro, Dollie Moore of Frankford and Marie Hammond of Dagsboro; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

William 'Bill' Joseph Mann
owned Mann Associates
William "Bill" Joseph Mann, 60, of Rehoboth Beach, died suddenly Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Christiana Medical Center. 
Mr. Mann was a professional land surveyor for 33 years in the Rehoboth Beach area. He was the owner of Mann Associates. He was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene.
He is survived by his former wife and best friend, Betty Mann-Beebe of Rehoboth Beach; two sons, William H. Mann of Rehoboth and Master Chief Robert F. McVey Jr. of Milton; four sisters, Jean Baringer of New Jersey, Phyllis Maher of Wilmington, Ellen Mann of Lewes and Karen Gallagher of Wilmington; three brothers, James of Dellaplane, Va., Paul of Brockton, Mass. and Brian of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Meghan, Robert and Caitlin McVey, all of Lewes; and two half-brothers, David Power of Marietta, Ga. and Michael Power of North Fork, Va. 
Services were held at the Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes, with burial in Epworth United Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach.
Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

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