Clifford Clark Timmons
Clifford Clark Timmons of Clayton, formerly of Dagsboro, died Friday, December 28, 2001 at home. He was 58.
He was born in Dagsboro, the son of the late Lafayette and Mary Jane Timmons. Mr. Timmons served in the Marine Corps First Engineers from 1961 to 1965.
He was a highway inspector with the Delaware Department of Transportation for 27 years, retiring in September due to illness.
Mr. Timmons was a member of American Legion Post 14, Smyrna and he enjoyed reading, music, art and history.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Paulita Grimm Timmons; two daughters, Kelly Ann Malloy of Red Bank, N.J. and Jennifer Timmons Techentine of Newark; two stepsons, Christopher M. Lemire of Wilmington and Jeffrey S. Lemire of Newark; a stepdaughter, Maria Grimm Payne of Clayton; two sisters, Linda Evans of Millville and Jane Stein of Melrose Park, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; two nephews, Clark Evans of Millville and Andrew Stein of Melrose Park, Pa.; and a niece, Brooke Evans of Millville.
Services were held Jan. 2 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
At his request, Mr. Timmons’ remains were donated to the University of Delaware Gift of Life Program.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Lewis L. Pyle
Lewis L. Pyle of Clayton died Saturday, January 5, 2002 in the Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 79.
Mr. Pyle was a truck driver for Ash Equipment in New Castle and had also worked for Calotex, formerly of Middletown. He retired due to disability in 1996.
He was a lifetime member of Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company in Newark, a 50-year Member of Union Lodge #545 AF & AM in Oxford, Pa., Esther Chapter #17 OEC in Middletown and a member of St. Andres Lutheran Church in Dover.
He enjoyed working in his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Doris M. Pyle; a son, Gary Pyle of Pa.; two stepsons, Edward B. Jenks, III of Clayton and Paul W. Jenks of Newark; four step daughters, Deanna M. Jenks of Newark, Sharon G. Jenks and Louisa E. Jenks, both of Anchorage, Ala. And Barbara A. Scallion of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Watterson of Cochranville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:45 a.m., Jan. 11 at the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, North DuPont Highway, Minquadale, New Castle.
Entombment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may call tonight, Jan. 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 North Broad Street, Middletown. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 10, at the funeral home with Eastern Star Services immediately following.
Edna P. Wilson
Edna P. Wilson of Wilmington died Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at the Kentmere Nursing Care Center. She was 90.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth B. Wilson, Sr.; and a daughter, Margo Anderson.
She is survived by six children, Elvira Harris of Somerset, N.J., Ellsworth Wilson, Jr. of Dover, Patricia Wilson, Jean Walker Watson and Adalyn Pretlow, all of Wilmington and Gwen Pierce of Townsend; two siblings, Helena Saunders of Wilmington and Robert Rochester, Sr.; eight grandchildren, Joan and Craig Harris, George Walker, Jr., Brandon and Earl Pretlow, Dawn Pretlow Chapman, Norman Pierce, Jr. and Steve Wilson; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services were held Jan. 6 at St. Paul UAME Church, Wilmington.
Burial was Jan. 7 in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Paul UAME Church, 3114 North Market Street, Wilmington.
Arrangements by Bell Memorial Chapel.
Robert James Simmons
Robert James Simmons, of Townsend, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2003 in the Christiana Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Simmons was born September 19, 1928 in Townsend, the son of the late Edward and Bessie (Green) Simmons. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of the Millington VFW Post 652. He also served as a past Governor of the Millington Moose Lodge.
He retired in 1990 from Preston Trucking Co. in New Castle after 20 years. He also drove for Calloway's in Middletown. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing pool, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, five sisters, and his loving wife, Anna M. Leathern Simmons in 1983.
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Enfield of Townsend, Lynn S. Simmons, whom he lived with in Townsend, and Helen M. Simmons Best of Smyrna; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Tucker, and a sister-in-law, Doris Simmons, both of Townsend; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Thursday evening, January 9, in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Marion L. Aroyan
Marion L. Aroyan was called home on Saturday, January 4, 2003. There she will join her parents, Thomas B. and Mary (Butler) Fitzgerald, a brother; Thomas B. Fitzgerald, a sister; Regina Crissman, a husband; Nazar Aroyan and her beloved daughter; Pamela Jean Aroyan Aschenbach. Mrs. Aroyan was 80.
She will be remembered by her daughter and son-in-law: Christine R. and William F. Stout of Middletown; three grandchildren, Susan C. Quashne of Tuscan, Ariz., Frederick A., Jr. and Jodi C. Quashne of Stanton and Katie Jean Aschenbach, formerly of Long Beach, Calif. All services were private.
Donations in Marion’s memory may be sent to: Luther Towers Fund, 1420 N. Franklin Street, Wilm. DE 19806, Attn: Business Office.
William Carl Cullen, Jr.
William Carl Cullen, Jr., a lifelong resident of Delaware, died suddenly at his home December 26, 2002. He was 34.
He was a devoted son and father. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was studying computer science at Delaware Technical and Community College, was an avid computer enthusiast and also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
Carl is survived by his three sons, Justin, Carl III and Bradley Cullen, all of Middletown; his mother, Betty Cullen of Newark; his father, William Carl, Sr. of Florida; two sisters, Dawn Gulati of Palo Alto, Calif., Tracy Cotter of Middletown; five nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral services were held Dec. 30, at the Doherty Funeral Home, Pike Creek. Burial was in Old Drawyers Cemetery, Odessa.
Jerry L. Wyre
Jerry L. Wyre of Port Penn, died Thursday, December 26, 2002 at home. He was 54.
Mr. Wyre was an HVAC technician, retiring from Geiger Services and served in the Marines during the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Wyre is survived by his wife, JoAnn T. Wyre; a son, Jerry L. Jr.; his stepson, David M. Hill, and stepmother, Elizabeth B. Wyre. Other survivors include six brothers, Eli M. Jr., George R. Sr., Michael S., William P., Robert L. and David A.; three stepbrothers, William B., James C. and Gary Welsh; one sister, Linda S. Turnbull; and one stepsister, Norma Blunk.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 31, in the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Hwy. Burial was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
John W. Coverdale
John W. Coverdale, of West Minister Village Dover, and formerly of Middletown, died on Sunday, December 29, 2002 in the Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 87.
Mr. Coverdale retired in 1981 after operating a dairy and grain farm for more than 52 years on Cedar Lane Road, near Middletown. He was also a past director for the New Castle Co. Farm Bureau. Mr. Coverdale also was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Middletown, where he had served as a trustee and on the finance committee and the administrative board. After moving to Dover in 1997, he became a member of Peoples Church of Dover.
He is preceded in death by six sisters, Ann Deamer, Lydia Minner, Helen Coleman, Eliza Deats, Mildred Rentz, LouElla George, son John Jr., and granddaughter Tina Marie Coverdale.
Mr. Coverdale is survived by his wife of 66 years Kathryn E. Coverdale, two daughters, Dorothy Willoughby of Port Penn, and Barbara Rausch of Townsend; one twin brother Samuel Coverdale of Boyds Corner, nine grandchildren, Glenn Willoughby, Connie Hyett, Robin Blendf, Robert Willoughby Jr., Donna McShane, Cindy Rozmarynoski, Lisa Hatfield, John Coverdale III, and Karen Lobley. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 3, in the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale. Burial was in the adjoining Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Peoples Church of Dover.
Lula M. Whitlock
Lula M. Whitlock, of Middletown, and formerly of Richardson Park, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2002 at her home. She was 97.
Mrs. Whitlock was born and raised in Earleville, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of Richardson Methodist Church for more than 70 years. Her husband, Preston P. Whitlock died in 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, with home she lived, Phyllis Bailey of Middletown and her son-in-law, Ralph Bailey, Jr., four grandchildren, Kevin and Kirk Bailey of Newark, Kim Book of Wyoming, and Karl Whitlock of Marietta, Ga.; six great grandchildren; eight nieces and three nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 4, in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial was in Forest Cemetery, Middletown.
Raymond T. Blades, Sr.
Raymond T. Blades, Sr., of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at his residence. She was 75.
Mr. Blades was a groundskeeper at the Limestone Presbyterian Church in Newark. He had also served in the Merchant Marines. He was a master mason with St. John's Lodge #2, AF&AM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha D. Blades, in 1999.
He is survived by three sons, Edward L., of New Castle, Raymond Thomas, Jr. of North East, Md. and Matthew of Avondale, Pa.; three daughters, Deborah Windham of New Castle, Sharon Lynn Bunty of Elkton, Md. and Linda Lou McMinn of Newark; two sons-in-laws; nine grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 3, at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Burial was in the Townsend Cemetery.
Georgia E. Kopelen
Georgia E. Kopelen, of Smyrna, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2002 at Capitol Healthcare in Dover after an extended illness. She was 95.
She was the wife of the late Andrew C. Kopelen, who died in 1984. She was predeceased by two of her six children, a daughter in 1954 and a son in 1993.
Survivors include two sons and two daughters, Lee and Melanie Kopelen of Leominster, Mass., Chester and Joan Kopelen of Milton, Margie and Steve Brittingham, also of Milton, and Helen Kopelen of Houston, Texas. Other survivors include a brother, Greenville Thompson of Lucasville, Ohio; a sister, Zola Stout of Premier, W.V.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
The services were held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.
Katheryn E. Mundey
Katheryn E. Mundey, of Townsend, died December 26, 2002 in Union Hospital, Elkton, Md. She was 89.
Ms. Mundey was born March 7, 1913 to the late Harry and Mary Thompson Mundey. She owned and operated a veterans care facility in her home.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Edna Stackhouse and is survived by her nephew, Ernest Stackhouse of Townsend.
Services will be private.
Arrangements by the Galena Funeral Home, Galena, Md.
George B. McVey
George B. McVey of Wilmington passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Paoli Memorial Hospital in Paoli, Pa. He was 87.
Mr. McVey was born on March 14, 1919, the son of the late Taylor and Ethel McVey.
He was raised in Rising Sun, Md., and attended West Nottingham Church and West Nottingham Academy during his youth in Colora, Md.
Mr. McVey was employed by a Borden dairy farm in New Jersey before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps.
While with the Army Air Corps, he rose to the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was an aircraft mechanic with the 314th Fighter Squadron “The Hawks” of the 324 Fighter Group during World War II and served throughout northern Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Mr. McVey retired from Bond Bread (General Baking Co.) after 29 years of service and was later employed with Angerstein’s. He was employed with Creative Home Solutions at the time of his death.
He enjoyed working, hunting, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, reading, gardening, attending Dickinson Organ Recitals, traveling and being independent.
Mr. McVey was a member of Armstrong Masonic Lodge 26 A.F & A.M.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jane Baldwin McVey; a sister, Betty Stone; and a son in-law, Charles T. Crowder Jr.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy L. Crowder of Wilmington and Patricia J. and James M. Dixon of Lancaster, Pa.; a son and a daughter-in-law, Michael T. and Debra McVey of Middletown; a sister, Doris Reynolds of Rising Son; six grandchildren, Dale Wood Jr., John Dixon, Thomas Dixon, Kelly Hillary, Ashli McVey and Shauna McVey; and three great-grandchildren, Steven Dixon, Emma Dixon and Clare Hillary.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads in Wilmington, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial with military honors will be private in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355-3300.