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Ta'Niya Na'Shae Manuel,
Lewes infant
Ta'Niya Na'Shae Manuel of Lewes, one-month-and-ten-days old, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at home.
She was the daughter of Andrae' Manuel of Georgetown and Tanya Marshall of Lewes. She is also survived by a brother, Michael R. Tucker of Lewes; two sisters, Tashay Hardy of Salisbury, Md. and Shea Manuel of Laurel; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Manuel of Salisbury; paternal great-grandmother, Lottie Manuel of Pocomoke City, Md.; her paternal great-grandmother Maria Dickens of Georgetown; paternal great-grandfather, Tyrone McCray of Millsboro; paternal great-great-grandmother, Ethel Mason of Pocomoke City, Md.; maternal grandmother, Valerie Marshall of Atlanta, Ga.; maternal great-grandparents Angelo and Mildred Rogers of Seaford; and maternal great-great-grandfather, Lester Hailey of Seaford.
Services were held at Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance Church, Georgetown, with burial in Curtis Cemetery, Bisophville, Md. Arrangements were made by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. 

David M. Vecchioni,
enjoyed woodworking
David M. Vecchioni, 49, of Lewes, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Vecchioni retired on disability several years ago. He enjoyed billiards, woodworking and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Julia A. Barazda Vecchioni; two daughters, Rachael Lee Vecchioni of Baltimore, Md., and Tina Fuzzoli of Baltimore, Md; two sons, Jason Hurd and Jeremy Hurd, both of Lewes; his parents, Jean McGreevy Vecchioni and Rosolino Nicholas Vecchioni Jr. of Baltimore; three brothers, Rosolino, Jerry and Ricky, all of Baltimore.
Services to be held at Parsell Funeral Homes, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Thursday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m., where friends may cal one hour prior to services, with burial private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Henry William Eagle,
Lewes businessman
Henry William Eagle, 35, of Lewes, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center.
Mr. Eagle was born in Pottstown, Pa. and moved to Delaware in 1994 from Greenlane, Pa. He was a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School. He was the co-owner of the Tailor Shoppe in Lansdale, Pa. He also operated a sewing business of the same name in Harbeson and Lewes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Eagle, and his mother, Mabel Aston.
He is survived by his life partner, Fred M. Hertrich of Lewes; a sister, Faith Hartzell of Greenlane, Pa.; and a nephew, Mike Hartzell of Greenlane.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Epworth United Methodist Church, Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.
Contributions are suggested to CAMP Rehoboth, 39 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Richard F. Puglia,
legal administrator
Richard F. Puglia, 76, of Lewes, and formerly of Lawrenceville, N.J., died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at home.
Mr. Puglia served as an administrator for 34 years in the legal department of several railroads before retiring in 1989. He was a Navy photo reconnaissance veteran during World War II, serving in the Central Pacific area. He was a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 and American Legion Post 28. Until recently he served as a volunteer for the Delaware READ ALOUD program.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gertrude "Trudy" S. Puglia; two sons, Brad T. of Levittown, Pa. and Richard G. of Sausalito; and two sisters, Annette Baldwin and Geraldine Puglia, both of Glendale, Calif.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Parsell Funeral Homes, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

John C. Wik,
founded WIK Company
John C. Wik, 80, of Lewes, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, after a brief illness.
Mr. Wik attended West Orange High School and Rutgers University. After a successful career with Thomas A. Edison Industries in West Orange, N.J., he founded the WIK Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, Conn. in 1970. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Commencement Bay.
Mr. Wik was an active member of many business and civic organizations. He served as president of the Smaller Manufacturers Association of the Greater Waterbury Area, as a director of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. He was a longstanding member of the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was a life member of the Old Waterbury Historical Society, the Menunketesuck Yacht Club and Mystic Seaport. In addition, he was an avid sailor and yachtsman.
Mr. Wik retired in 1983 from a career in manufacturing to pursue his lifetime hobbies of sailing, fishing and model boat building. He moved to Lewes in 1995 and continued his active role in the community. He served as a docent at the Cannonball House Museum and was a member of the Lewes Historical Society and the Lewes Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Steve Harding of Houston, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Beverly Wik of New Castle; five grandchildren, Anna Wik, Warren Wik, Weston Harding, Stephanie Harding, and Laura Wik; and a brother, Thomas J. of Shippensburg, Pa.
Memorial services to be held at Lewes Presbyterian Church, Lewes on Thursday, Feb 1 at 4 p.m., with private burial in the church cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 612, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes. 

Ralph Powell Beauchamp,
retired from U.S. Coast Guard
Ralph Powell Beauchamp, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, Ret., 88, of Lewes, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.
Mr. Beauchamp retired in 1975 after 43 years of service with the U.S. Coast Guard. During his military career, he was attached to various field units, including the district headquarters at New York; the Coast Guard cutters Androscoggin and Mackinac, performing patrol duty in the North Atlantic; terminating his 27-year military career as an Officer in Charge of the Yeoman and Storekeeper Schools at Groton, Conn. Following his military service he was employed by the Coast Guard at Governors Island, N.Y., first as an administrative aide to the director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and then as an aide to navigation specialist and private aide to navigation.
He was past master of the Lodge of the United Services 1118 AF&AM and member of the Phoenix chapter 2 Royal Arch Masons, N.Y.; a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a member of the board of trustees and as an elder; a member of the retired officers association, Washington, D.C.; a member of the Huling Cove CHEER and member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Hester Beauchamp in May of 1999.
He is survived by a son, Ronald A. Beauchamp of Staten Island, N.Y.; and a daughter, Barbara A. Carlson of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to Lewes Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 612, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Lois Julia Forrest Ranney,
bowling champion
Lois Julia Forrest Ranney, 72, of Lewes, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center.
Mrs. Ranney was born in Milwaukee, Wis. She worked as a bookkeeper for J.W. Kenyon in Wilmington for more than 20 years before retiring in 1987. She was the past secretary of the Wilmington's Bowling Association, an organizer of the state women's tournament and was a doubles bowling champion.
She was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church, Milford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern H. Ranney Sr. in December 1986.
She is survived by four sons, Vern H. Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., the Rev. John D. of Milford; and Paul T. and Carl J., both of Claymont; a daughter, Julie K. Smith of Claymont; a brother, David Tjosvold of Chandler, Ariz.; a sister, Helen Hanson of Hopkins, Minn.; a dear friend and caregiver with whom she lived, Faith Bland of Lewes; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services to be held at the Reformation Lutheran Church, Milford, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 with burial in Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Contributions are suggested to the Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford, DE 19963. 

Helen M. Bunting,
Groome Church member
Helen M. Bunting, 81, of Harbor Healthcare, Lewes, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001.
In the 1950s, Mrs. Bunting played the piano and was a member of the Cheerios Sunday School class at Groome United Methodist Church in Lewes. She lived in Holly Hill, Fla. for 30 years before moving back to Delaware in 1996. She lived at Luther Towers in Milton for three years.
She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Bunting, in 1987. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Frances Bunting; grandsons and their wives, Richard Jr. and Nicole Bunting and John and Susan Bunting; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Charles, Allyssa and Amanda.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View. 

Richard D. Short Sr.,
heavy equipment operator
Richard D. Short Sr., 62, of Georgetown, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center.
Mr. Short was a Georgetown native, the son of Elizabeth R. Rogers of Georgetown and the late Clarence Short. He was an Air Force veteran.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for George & Lynch for 25 years. Mr. Short was a member of First Baptist Church, Seaford, and Quarter Century Club of George & Lynch. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Short Jr., in 1990.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Brenda Williams Short; two brothers, Donald C. Short and Bruce A. Rogers, both of Georgetown; a sister, Barbara Harsch of Milton; a step-sister, Regina Welch of Lakeland, Fla.; and eight nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. 

Richard D. Short Sr.,
heavy equipment operator
Richard D. Short Sr., 62, of Georgetown, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center.
Mr. Short was a Georgetown native, the son of Elizabeth R. Rogers of Georgetown and the late Clarence Short. He was an Air Force veteran.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for George & Lynch for 25 years. Mr. Short was a member of First Baptist Church, Seaford, and Quarter Century Club of George & Lynch. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Short Jr., in 1990.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Brenda Williams Short; two brothers, Donald C. Short and Bruce A. Rogers, both of Georgetown; a sister, Barbara Harsch of Milton; a step-sister, Regina Welch of Lakeland, Fla.; and eight nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. 

Lydia E. Waldo,
nursing assistant
Lydia E. Waldo, 78, of Georgetown, and formerly of Linthicum, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center.
Mrs. Waldo was an executive housekeeper for 13 years at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. She had been a volunteer at North Arundel Hospital in Maryland and a nursing assistant for more than 20 years at Beebe Medical Center. She also delivered Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Georgetown, Chapter 9, and was a worthy matron in 1970. She was also a member of the OES Arundel Chapter 80 and had been a worthy matron. She had held every office in both chapters.
In Maryland, she was involved with the Notables Singing Group and was a member of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Evelen Keller Circle and played the piano and organ.
She was preceded in death by her children, Willard Wyatt, Edna Mae Wyatt, Carroll Wyatt and David Wyatt.
She is survived by three sons, Leroy Wyatt of Roxana, Kenneth Wyatt of Camden, and Michael Wyatt of Georgetown; a brother, Melvin Fox of Milton; a sister, Helen Stevens of Norfolk, Va.; a companion, Dick Lang of Pasadena, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Short Funeral Services, Georgetown, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. 

John Garwood,
retired from DuPont
John Garwood, 62, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, surrounded by his loving family and his cats.
He retired from DuPont in 1997 after 31 years of service as a technical representative. Most recently he was employed by M.A. Hanna Resin Distribution out of Lamot, Ill., as a technical specialist, a position that he loved. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes. He loved his church. He enjoyed working on cars and had a passion for gardening, being especially fond of lilies. He loved animals, especially his cats.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carolyn; his precious daughter, Anne E. Spoor; his son-in-law Scott Spoor; his beloved granddaughters, Samantha E. and Abby T. Spoor, all of Newark; a brother, Paul W. Garwood of Wilmington; two sons, John J. and James A.; and four grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness and meals that were provided and for all the faithful prayers.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at noon, Saturday, Feb. 10, at Bethel United Methodist Church, W. 4th Street in Lewes. Burial will be private at the head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark.
Donations may be made to the Historical Lewes Cat Society, P.O. Box 353, Lewes DE 19958, or to Bethel United Methodist Church, W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes. 

Alyce V. Rementer,
retired secretary
Alyce V. Rementer, 83, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.
Mrs. Rementer had been involved with the Nanticoke Home Demonstration Club and the Farmers Home Demonstration Club, where she had served as secretary. She was a member of Cokesbury Church in Georgetown. She had worked for several years as a secretary at the Hearn-Rawlins Mill and had also served as a nurse's aide for the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital many years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland J. Rementer, in October of 2000.
She is survived by a son, Richard Rawlins and his late wife Lana of Georgetown; a daughter, Joanna King and her husband Peter of Seaford; two stepsons, Steve R. Rementer of Seaford and Ken Rementer of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Sturgeon of Georgetown; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Services willbe held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Parsell Funeral Homes' Dodd-Carey Chapel, Georgetown, with burial in Asbury Church Cemetery, Georgetown.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Georgetown. 

Carol L. Jaszemski,
worked for Baltimore Trust
Carol L. Jaszemski, 53, of Millsboro, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Jaszemski was employed by Baltimore Trust Company in Georgetown. She was a member of Lewes Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Jaszemski; and two sons, Jason of Newark and Joseph at home.
Services willbe held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Church of Christ.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. 

Margaret Newell Smith,
active in church
Margaret Newell Smith, 88, of the Lorelton and formerly of Wilmington, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and lived in Wilmington all her life. She was a member of Christ Our King Roman Catholic Church and was past prefect of the Church Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. She was very involved in parish outreach and was a member of Altar Guild. She was very active and a member of the Resident Council of the Lorelton and spent her summers in Lewes.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph B. Smith, who died in 1976.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas M. Smith of Seaford, Joseph B. Smith Jr. of Hockessin and Richard P. Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; her grandchildren, Kathleen, Sarah, Caroline, Julia, Joseph, Maria Elena and Madeline Rose.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Christ Our King Church, Wilmington, with burial in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.
Contributions are suggested to Christ Our King Catholic Church, 2810 N. Monroe Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. 

Grace Veazey Kearney,
restaurant hostess
Grace Veazey Kearney, 88, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Graylyn Crest, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 in Port St. Lucie.
Mrs. Kearney was a hostess for more than 30 years for Hearn's Restaurant. She alsow as a model for the former Pomeroy's department store and volunteered at at Alfred I. du Pont Institute.
Her husband, James Francis Kearney, died in 1989. She is survived by a son, James F. Jr. of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Grace Patricia Lodge of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Samuel Veazey of Lewes; three sisters, Bertha Brown, Lillian Sutton and Bessie Garbowski; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services willbe held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at McCrery Memorial Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville, where friends may call after noon. Burial will be in Grace Episcopal Cemetery. 

Laura R. Delle Donne
Wilmington homemaker
Laura R. Lysinger Delle Donne, 84, formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at home with her family around her.
Mrs. Delle Donne was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Society and worked for the Federal Bakery, Sears & Roebuck and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. She was a member of teh Cape Henlopen Senior Center and the Ladies of the Elks, Cape Henlopen Lodge 2540.
Her husband, Albino Delle Donne, died in 1979. She is survived by a son, William L. "Bill" Delle Donne and his wife, Ann Marie, of rehoboth beach; a daughter, Jo Ann T. Malatesta and her husband, John, of Rising Sun, Md.; three granddaughters, Anna Marie Delle Donne, Susan Sapiro and Gia Zolper; and two great-grandsons, Jackson and Liam Zolper.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington. Entombment willbe in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley, Wilmington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720. 

Wavey Dorareno Laws,
native of Bethel
Wavey Dorareno Laws, 87, of Lewes, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.
Mrs. Laws was born May 13, 1913, in Bethel, the daughter of the late Harry and Corrinne Evans Doreman. She attended Greenwood Elementary School. Mrs. Laws worked for 25 years for the Jennings Moore family in Blades.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cannon Henry Matthews, and her second husband, Emory Laws.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorareno Savage of Bridgeville and Lisa Laws of Wilmington; a sister, Gladys Lebron of Seaford; five granddaughters, Clifonette Rickards of Seaford, Beverly Ogundare of Laurel, Sherith Brown of Fort Pierce, Fla., Katrina Brown of Bridgeville and Calorls Kimberly Rogers of Salisbury, Md.; two grandsons, Marvin Matthews of Seaford and Daymion Laws of Seaford; 23 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 7-9 Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Seaford. Services to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Concord. 

Edward R. Garrison,
retired stock broker
Edward R. Garrison, 85, of Bethany Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Mr. Garrison was a stockbroker for Prudential-Bache in Washington, D.C. for about 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a major in Germany under General George S. Patton. He was a member of VFW Post 7234, Ocean View and the American Legion Post in Millsboro. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Amelia Jon Garrison; and a son, Peter Jon Garrison, both of Bethany Beach.
Services with military honors to be held in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Contributions are suggested to VFW Post 7234, Ocean View, DE or a charity of choice.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville. 

Frank H. Farrow,
City of Rehoboth employee
Frank H. Farrow, 90, of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Farrow had been employed as a meter employee for the City of Rehoboth Beach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Andrews Farrow of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Barbara Bruce of Indiana and Sally Ann Warwick of Wilmington; a sister, Jean Robinson of Rehoboth Beach; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Frank Conrad Palmer Jr.,
television celebrity
Frank Conrad Palmer Jr., 82, of Colonial Beach, Va., formerly of Arlington, Va., died on Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. from complications of a stroke.
A graduate of the class of 1939 at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va. and Northwestern University, Mr. Palmer is a U. S. Marine veteran of WWII, where as a member of the 1st battalion, 2nd Mariners was in the first wave to enter Nagasaki, Japan following the dropping of the Atomic Bomb. Following the war, he became a police officer for Arlington County. Palmer became best known as the organizer of the school safety patrol and as a television celebrity on WTTG TV's "Lt. Palmer of the Police&Mac226;" from 1947 to
1953.
He left the police department following the birth of his only child, Walter, to become a safety officer of the Dept. of the Navy at the Pentagon. He later took a position with the federal Public Safety Administration. It was during this period that he fought for legislation to form organized public safety rescue squads for transportation of patients to and from hospitals. He was a leading advocate and liaison between major automotive manufacturers and congress to enact legislation requiring installation of seat belts in US passenger automobiles.
Again in the interest of public safety Mr. Palmer, through the Virginia court system developed and was primary instructor of the driver improvement clinics, also known as driving school to those found guilty of vehicular traffic infractions.
An avid boater, Mr. Palmer was the Commodore of the Columbia Island Yacht Club and later Commodore of the Potomac River Yacht Club.
Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen A. Palmer; a son Walter J. Palmer of Lewes; his brother Thomas A. Palmer of Charleston, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Margaux Palmer and Geoffrey Palmer of Alexandria, Va., Jennifer McDonald of Fairfax, Va. and Heather Lewis of Lewes.
A memorial service and interment will took place at
the Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 

Charles E. Turner Sr.,
retired veteran
Charles E. Turner Sr., 73, of near Millsboro, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Philadelphia, he was retired and a WWII veteran serving in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Miller Turner; five children, Jack Turner and his wife Cheryl of Wilmington, Sheila DiSanto and husband Richard of Cuba, Charles e. Turner Jr. and wife Emily of Lewes, Richard Turner and wife Carolyn of Lewes, and Sharon Fawcett and her husband Scott of Millsboro; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Norris Turner of Newark, William Turner of New Castle and Paul Turner of Hartly; a sister, Dorothy Andrews of New Castle; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were private. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, Georgetown Professional Park, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lewes. 

Naomi G. Warren,
retired school teacher
Naomi G. Warren, 73, of Lewes, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Warren was a graduate of Bucknell University. She was employed for 30 years as a mathematics teacher, first in the Lewes Special School District and, after consolidation, in the Cape Henlopen School District. In 1966 she was chosen Teacher of the Year for the Lewes School District. Her husband, Charles W. Warren, a former captain of the Delaware State Police, died in 1971.
She is survived by a brother, Llewelyn Griffiths Sr. of Vernon, Ct.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Contributions are suggested to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, N.H. 03086. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Clara Ferguson Brackin,
family matriarch
Clara Ferguson Brackin, 90, formerly of Klair Estates, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Harbor Health Care, Lewes.
Mrs. Brackin lived in Yorklyn from the 1930s until the mid-1960s and the home she shared with her husband John and their children became a gathering place for parties and picnics, especially in the summer, for their extended family. She enjoyed having her nieces and nephews spend time at her home in the 'country.'
Mrs. Brackin worked for a brief time as a telephone operator but was primarily a homemaker. Her life centered around her family and they regarded her as their matriarch. She will be remembered as an excellent cook, an avid reader, a music lover, having a keen interest in politics and for her strong commitment to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1991.
She is survived by a son, Richard A. and his wife Margaret of Wilmington; her daughters, Charlotte McQuaid and her husband Robert of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Joan Schuler and her husband Phillip of Lewes; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Doherty Funeral Home, Pike Creek, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. 

Joseph S. Chudzik,
retired tanner, custodian
Joseph S. Chudzik, 81, of Newport, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Chudzik was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. He had been a tanner for Allied Kid and Diamond State Tanning Companies, after which he had been a custodian at Richardson Park Middle School. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church and a life member of the Polish American VFW Post 3257.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen; his daughters, Barbara Brice of Newark, Virginia Bright of Wilmington, Geraldine Kula of Hockessin; a son, Stephen of Lewes; a brother, Edward, a sister, Cecelia Dennis, both of Wilmington; and seven grandchildren.
Services willbe held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
Contributions are suggested to Compassionate Care Hospice, Graystone Plaza, Newport DE 19804, or to St. Hedwig's Church, Wilmington. 

Owen Conway 'Tom' Carroll,
retired from Beebe
Owen Conway "Tom" Carroll, 71, of Lewes, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Carroll retired as a business manager from Beebe Medical Center in 1994. He was a wonderful joke teller and had a smile and kind word for everyone and especially enjoyed giving nicknames to everyone. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was dearly loved by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Carroll of Lewes; a son, Thomas Haskins; two daughters, Michele Winters and Stephanie Markel; two stepdaughters, Debra Schwalbe and Connie Banks; a stepson, Gary Frye; two brothers, Joseph and William; five granddaughters and three grandson.
Services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, with burial in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Sterling Thomas Tate,
retired from Amtrak
Sterling Thomas Tate, 76, of Rehoboth Beach died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Tate had a long career with the railroad system in Pennsylvania, spanning over 30 years. He retired in 1985 from Amtrak. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of VFW Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach, American Legion Post 28 and the Railroad Club of Rehoboth Beach.
Mr. Tate was preceded in death by his first wife, Ada.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Tate of Rehoboth Beach; a son, Fred, of Wilmington; three stepdaughters, Mary Kay Blazejack of Michigan, Cheryl Reamer of Middletown and Pat Pleasanton of Lewes; a stepson, Wade Adams of Denton, Md.; a sister, Beatrice Simon of Bayonette Point, Fla.; three grandsons, Sean, Mike and Josh; 10 stepgrandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren; and two devoted and special friends, Ted and Ann.
Memorial services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to the Tunnell Cancer Center, Beebe Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes. 

Herbert Franklin Revelle,
Barcroft process supervisor
Herbert Franklin Revelle, 73, of Milton, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at home.
Mr. Revelle was a senior process supervisor for 25 years at Barcroft in Lewes, retiring in 1994. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Milton Fire Department, and was the former chief engineer and superintendent of supply.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed working in the yard.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Brittingham Revelle, in 1968.
He is survived by his sons, Steve of Lincoln and Keith D. of Milton; his daughters, Bonnie L. Revelle, Kim Daley, Pam J. Walpole and Lisa K. Reynolds, all of Milton; a sister, Doris Ellingsworth of Georgetown; a brother, Gary, of Kentucky; his companion, Ruby Passwaters; eight grandchildren, Bobby, Jacob, Jordan, Bryan, Katie, Matt, Casey and Kolby; and two great-grandchildren, Bryanna and Haley.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton, with firemen's honors.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services Inc., Milton. 

Johnnie Mae Bell,
Seaford homemaker
Johnnie Mae Bell, 82, of near Seaford, died Monday, March 26, 2001, of heart failure in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Bell was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Bell of Seaford; four sons, Flozier Ross of Millsboro, Isiah Ross of Milton, Marshall Taylor of Selbyville and Michael Ross of Arizona; six daughters, Doretha Smith, Lula Green and Fay Cintra, all of Seaford, Mary DuPont of Bridgeville, Fransen Turner of Chester, Pa., and Althea Johnson of Laurel; 38 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four sons-in-law, Leon Smith, Warren Johnson, James DuPont and Perdo Cintra; two daughters-in-law, Mary Ross and Gladys Ross; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at Refuge Temple, Seaford, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Middleford. 

John 'Jack' Richardson,
insurance broker
John "Jack" Richardson, 69, of Carney's Point, N.J., died Monday, March 26, 2001, at home.
Mr. Richardson worked for GE, INA Insurance Company, and was an independent insurance broker and tax accountant. He served in the Korean War as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the American Legion. He always loved show business, especially comedy, and wrote, acted, directed and produced various shows and musicals, including "Captain Salty & His Friends" with his longtime friend and partner, Karl Stubbins.
One of his proudest accomplishments was being a Sunday school teacher at the Union Presbyterian Church in Carney's Point and later serving as a lay minister at the Southgate Nursing Home for five years until his health failed. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church on Georgetown Road.
He is survived by his beloved wife Janet, with whom he would have celebrated their 25th anniversary in August; a son, Scott S. of Bear; his daughters, Carol L. Richardson of Rehoboth Beach, Jacqueline (Jakey) Haines of Clearwater Florida; his stepdaughters, Brenda Orr Sprigman of Woodbury, Susan Orr Culp of Woodstown, Carolyn Orr James of Pennsville and Jacqueline Orr Vaughn of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at First Assembly of God Church, Carney's Point.
Contributions are suggested to First Assembly of God Church, Georgetown Road, Carneys' Point NJ 08069, or Hospice of Salem County, 390 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070. 

Catherine Margaret Ward,
retired from Seton College
Catherine Margaret Ward, 75, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Ward retired in 1988 as the director of physical plant at Elizabeth Seton College after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church and the church Sodality.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William C. Ward of Rehoboth Beach; a son, Barry Ward of Purchase, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Mansfield of South Burlington, Vt.; and a granddaughter, Erin Ward.
Services were held at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, with burial in The Beech Woods Cemetery, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Contributions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, P.O. Box 38, Milton, DE 19968.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

James J. Martin III,
Air Force veteran
James J. Martin III, 40, of Laurel, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at home.
Mr. Martin had been disabled while serving in the United States Air Force. He was a former resident of Fort Collins, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Ellen Martin in 1998 and by his maternal grandmother Elsie Quinn in May 1999.
He is survived by his father, James J. Jr.; a son, Timothy of Fort Collins; a stepson, Dominic Montoya of Fort Collins; three sisters, Mariann J. Kramer of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ellen V. Martin of Rehoboth Beach and Kelly J. Martin of Newark; two brothers, Michael R. of Lewes and Craig A. of Annapolis, Md.; and his former wife, Judy Martin, of Fort Collins.
Services were held at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, with burial in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the Jean and Joan Fund, 15 The Market Place, Suite 134, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Edward E. Jamison Sr.,
retired from DuPont
Edward E. Jamison Sr., 74, of Lewes, died suddenly Saturday, March 31, 2001, at home.
Mr. Jamison was a former resident of the Penns Grove-Carney's Point area and also lived in New Castle before moving to Lewes 27 years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific Theater as a military policeman during World War II.
He was retired from the DuPont Company, working at the Chambers Works Plant in Deepwater, N.J. and most recently in Newport. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Lewes, and active in many senior citizens organizations.
He was preceded by a daughter, Joanne F. Grieme, who died March 17, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; a son, Edward E. Jr. of New Castle; a brother, Gardner P. Jr. of Carney's Point; two sisters, Ida Bolton of Penns Grove and Mary Luzzo of Salem, N.J.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services to be held at Ashcraft Funeral Home on thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m., where friends may call after 10 a.m., with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Penns Grove, N.J.
Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301. 

James A. Paulino,
New Castle resident
James A. Paulino, 33, of New Castle, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Christiana Hospital.
Mr. Paulino was born in Wilmington, the son of Betty Wingate Paulino and the late John J. Paulino.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Clarissa; two daughters, Kristine Lynch, who lives with her mother in Claymont, and Melena Lacey Paulino, at home; a stepson, Eric M. Coulter; two sisters, Judith Williams of Rehoboth Beach and Nancy Ralosky of Elkton, Md.; three nephews, Chris Ralosky, Brian Williams and Chad Williams; and two nieces, Samantha and Jessica Ralosky.
Services to be held at Beeson Memorial Services of Christiana-Elkton on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m., where friends may call one hour prior to service, with burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 

Ada Chappell Wilson,
enjoyed being with family
Ada Chappell Wilson, 88, of Wilmington and formerly of Newark and Lewes, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Manor Care Pike Creek Center.
Mrs. Wilson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her devotion was extended throughout four generations. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and nurturing her family. She was a member of Red Clay Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 63 years, Harold C. Wilson and by her brother, George F. Chappell of Lewes.
She is survived by her daughters, Clara Davis of Hockessin and Caroline Marshall of Lewes; her brother, Frederick Chappell of Milton; her grandchildren, Stephanie and Bill Reid and Heather Davis; her great grandchildren, Jimmy and Brandon Reid and Willie and Rachel Doan, all of Hockessin.
Services to be held at Red Clay Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m., where friends may call after 10 a.m., with burial in the adjoining church cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720. 

James T. Cosgrove,
retired utility mechanic
James T. Cosgrove, 76, of Pot Nets, Millsboro, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at home.
Mr. Cosgrove retired in 1990 after 45 years working as a utility mechanic for several different oil corporations. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 28.
He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Cosgrove; a daughter, Mary Anne Kaiser of Collingdale, Pa.; three sons, James T. Jr. of Boothwyn, Pa., John H. of Prospect Park, Pa. and Robert C. of Glenolden, Pa.; a brother, Charles, of Philadelphia; two sisters, Kathleen Cellini of West Chester, Pa. and Maureen Bernfield of Depford, N.J.; a half-sister, Mary Goolsby of Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Services to be held at Folcroft Union Church, Folcroft, Pa. on Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m., with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Susan Hiltebeitel,
gifted seamstress
Susan Hiltebeitel, 74, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at home.
Mrs. Hiltebeitel was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Spring City, Pa. She was a homemaker and an excellent seamstress.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Hiltebeitel; three daughters, Pamela Hopkins of Rehoboth Beach, Cecilia Ireland of Newark and Deborah Foxx of Pottstown, Pa.; a son, Robert W. of Rehoboth Beach; a sister, Marie DePietropalo of Royersford, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services to be held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Nassau on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service, and burial in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. 

Matthew D. "Blackie" Black,
retired railroad worker
Matthew D. "Blackie" Black, 83, of Millsboro and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, April 2, 2001, after a long illness at home.
Mr. Black and his wife moved to Millsboro after his retirement in 1978. He had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad starting in 1937, and for Amtrak and Conrail until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European and African theaters and was a member of the Millsboro and Rehoboth VFW posts. He was a charter member of the American Legion Riverdale/Oak Orchard Post 28.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada M. Tipton Black in 1979.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Melvin and her husband Thomas J. of Millsboro; a granddaughter, Ann M. Melvin; a great granddaughter, Lindsay Brooke Melvin; an estranged son, James Duncan Black; a grandson, David James Black; a granddaughter, Connie Seltzer, and three other great-granddaughters, all of South Carolina.
Services and burial were private.
Contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Lighthouse Christian School, Route 1, Box 160, Dagsboro DE 19939.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. 

Grace Elizabeth Fulford,
former Rehoboth resident
Grace Elizabeth Fulford, 88, of Covington, La., and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 of heart failure in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, La.
Mrs. Fulford was a retired executive secretary at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and was a resident of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes for 25 years prior to moving to Covington in 1996. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rehoboth Beach.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Taylor Fulford; and her son, William F. Fulford.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Fulford McAdams; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held in Christ Episcopal Church, Covington.
Contributions are suggested to the National Lung Association or the American Cancer Society, Georgetown. 

Betty Ann Holston,
Milton homemaker
Betty Ann Holston, 71, of Milton, died Monday, April 3, 2001, in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Angela Holston, who were her caregivers.
Mrs. Holston was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo. Her husband, Howard B. Holston, died in 1983, and her son, Roger A. Holston, died in 1982.
In addition to her son, she is survived by four daughters, Shilrey Bunting of Lincoln, Clara Lawson and Cindy Phelan, both of Greenwood, and Peggy Derrickson of Lewes; nine children; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 6, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Short Funeral Services.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Hwy., Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947. 

Cheryl Elaine Mitchell,
J.A. Montgomery secretary
Cheryl Elaine Mitchell,. 46, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, April 3, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., after a brief illness.
Mrs. Mitchell had worked for J.A. Montgomery as a secretary for 17 years. Most recently she had worked as a sales associate at Ralph Lauren. She was a 1972 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School and enjoyed crafts and yard work.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Wade Mitchell of Millsboro; a daughter, Nilkki Mitchell at home; her parents, Edwin H. Pettit and Barbara Jean Pettit of Millsboro; and nieces Megan Mitchell and Haley Mitchell of Millsboro.
Services will be held at 2 p.m,., Friday, April 6, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with Pastor Charlie Arnold officiating, where friends may call at 1 p.m. Burial will be in All Saints' Cemetery, Angola. Contributions are suggested to the Inland Bays, P.O. Box 297, Nassau DE 19969. 

Elsie M. Cordrey,
Millsboro homemaker
Elise M. Cordrey, 79, of Millsboro, died of heart failure at Lewes Convalescent Center on Tuesday, April 3, 2001.
A Millsboro native, Ms. Cordrey was a homemaker and lived on her farm until January. She was a lifelong member of Zoar United Methodist Church of Millsboro where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a charter member and past president of the church's W.S.C.S.
Services wiwll be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 6, at Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Millsboro Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Zoar United Methodist Church, R.D. 2, Box 155, Millsboro DE 19966. 

Deloris Schock,
Henlopen Grange member
Deloris Schock, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, died April 3 in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Born in Manahoy City, Pa., a daughter of the late George W. and Verna Maurer, she was the widow of Cyril L. Schock who died in August 1998. She was retired from J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills Inc. of Hometown, Pa.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Brown of Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Marion Guyer of Lewes, son, Lamar of Fleetwood, Pa., son, Cyril Jr. of Vero Beach, Fl.; son, Arthur of Weatherly, Pa.; brother, Wilbur of Locust Valley, Barnesville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was a member of Puritan Chapter No. 126 OES of Mahanoy City, Pa. and the Henlopen Grange of Lewes.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, Pa., with the Rev. Janet Kline officiating. Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 6.


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