William Manlove Golt
William Manlove Golt, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital. He was 86.
Born in Summit, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Carrie McMullen Golt. He was the nephew of former late Governor Richard McMullen.
Mr. Golt was a union electrician for Hatzel & Buehler in Wilmington retiring in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church in Wilmington and the I.B.E.W. Local #313, also of Wilmington. During WWII he served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed gardening, his family and his church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Dorothy Chadwick Golt, two daughters, Dorothy Miller and husband Jere of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Cynthis Paranczak, and her husband Bohdan of Wilmignton, one son, William O. Golt, and his wife Brenda of Wilmington, one sister, Edith Butler of Summit Bridge, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Adam Robert Golt.
Services were held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002.
A memorial contribution in William’s memory can be made to Hillcrest Bellefonte United Methodist Church, 400 Hillcrest Ave., Wilmington, 19809.
Julia Ann Parag Baker
Julia Ann Parag Baker, of Townsend, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2002, at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital in Chestertown, Md. She was 63.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Glenn. She is also survived by her daughter Terri Grace and husband Ron Hall of Port Penn, four grandchildren, Joseph Stover, George Hall, Devon Hall and Kelley Ray Hall. She is also surbived by her sisters, Barbara Foraker of Townsend and Sandra Parag of Delaware City, a brother, Paul Parag of Dover, two stepdaughters Kathey Wyatt of Dover and Diana Prino of Perryville ,Md., and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial was in Townsend Cemetery.
Vincent A. Varl
Vincent A. Varl, of Townsend, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at Kent General Hospital. He was 77.
Mr. Varl owned and operated Varl’s Landscaping in the 1950s and 60s. He also owned Townsend Sub Shop from 1973-1978. He enjoyed playing bingo, slots, and horse racing.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jane G. Varl in 1992, a son Lloyd J. in 1986 and a daughter Gladys Guiwite in 1995.
Mr. Varl is survived by two sons, Paul W. of Smyrna, and Joseph V. of Middletown; two daughters, Vincetta J. Jones of Smyrna and Joanne L. Klinger of Townsend, one sister, Ann L. Haigh of Rehoboth, and 14 grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, Middletown.
The family suggests contributions be made to William Lloyd Nelson VFW Post #3792 in Middletown or the M.O.T. Senior Center.
Dana C. Giordano-Cordingley
Dana C. Giordano-Cordingley passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2002. She was 29.
Born in Somers Point, N.J., Mrs. Cordingley is the daughter of Raymond T. Giordano and Glenna T. Spicer and was raised in the Upper Southampton area of Pennsylvania. She attended William Tennent High School, graduating in 1992.
She was employed by Clean as a Whistle cleaning service for the past three years. She enjoyed camping and spending time at the beach and most especially, caring for her family.
She is survived by her husband of nine years, Jason C. Cordingley; her children, Ryan C. Cordingley and Nicole L. Cordingley; father and stepmother Raymond T. Giordano, Sr. and Barbara Giordano of Bear; mother and stepfather Glenna T. and Thomas Spicer Hatboro, Pa.; maternal grandmother Edith Temple of Tuckerton, N.J.; brother Raymond T. Giordano Jr. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and sisters Megan Durkin of Warminster, Pa. and Lyndsey Spicer of Hatboro, Pa.
Services were held Thursday, Oct. 3 at Beeson Memorial Services, Newark. Burial was private.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Ryan and Nicole Cordingley Education Fund, c/o Beeson Memorial Services of Newark, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE, 19702.
Maynard T. Boulden, Sr.
Maynard T. Boulden, Sr., formerly of Claymont, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in Maryland. He was 82.
Mr. Boulden was a WWII Air Force veteran. He started his career with the Post Office in 1938. He was named Postmaster of the Claymont Post Office in 1965 and retired in 1973 after 35 years of service. Later, he worked for 11 years for Continental American Life Insurance Co. in Wilmington. He was a former member of the Claymont Lions Club. Mr. Boulden enjoyed woodworking at home and boating at Buttonwood Beach on the Elk River. He moved to Oak Crest Village Retirement Community, Parkville, Md., in 1996 where he met and married Bertha (Bert) Harrell in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Doris Laura Boulden, who passed away in 1993. He is urvived by his children, Donna Eisenbrey, of Pike Creek, Maynard T. Boulden, Jr., of Mt. Clair, W.V., Jeannette Sculley of Rising Sun, Md., Keith Boulden of Newark and Wayne Boulden of Middletown. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Gebhart Funeral Home, in Claymont. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, in New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Boulden to Oak Crest Village Benevolence Fund, 8800 Walther Blvd., Parkville, MD 21234 or Hospice of Baltimore, Inc., 6601 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204.
Elaine Louise Bradford
Elaine Louise Bradford, of Lewes, died Thursday, September 25, 2003 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She had formerly lived in Claymont and moved to the beach area 32 years ago. She was 79.
Mrs. Bradford was born in Chester, Pa. to Leroy and Mary Sinex McDowell. She was a former member of Harrington Moose Lodge #534, where she formerly served as Senior Regent and Star Recorder. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes.
Mrs. Bradford had worked in several area department stores, including Pomeroy's and Strawbridge & Clothier in Wilmington, and Carlton's in Rehoboth. She loved to travel and had visited 49 of the 50 states. Her favorite place was Grand Teton, Wyom. She enjoyed playing pinochle, watching Jeopardy on TV and working crossword puzzles.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Leroy McDowell.
Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband, James H. Bradford; two daughters, Lois Nowell of Middletown and Vicki Bennett of North East, Md.; and four sons, James Bradford, Jr. of Portland, Ore., Robert Bradford of Bear, Lawrence Bradford of Jacksonville, Fla. and Joseph Bradford of Milford. Other survivors include 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 27, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2nd & Market streets, Lewes, with Father Douglas Culton officiating. Entombment was private in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 2306 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Gary L. Brown
Gary L. “Brownie” Brown, of Newark, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 24, 2003. He was 54.
Brownie worked for Amtrak for 29 years as a car repairman.
Gary loved being with his grandchildren and spending time at the beach in Lewes. He was a member of TWU at Amtrak.
Gary is survived by two daughters; Dawn M. Brown of Newark, and Diana L. Everhart of Middletown; his former spouse, Linda M. Brown; a brother who is unknown; two grandchildren; Skyler and Madison.
A visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, in Newark.
Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to Delaware Hospice, 3514 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Willard O. Campbell
Willard O. “Boots” Campbell, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Friday, September 26, 2003. He was 77.
Boots was a graduate of P.S. duPont High School and Goldey-Beacom College. He was an outstanding football player at P.S. duPont and co-captained the championship 1944 football team along with Latane Lamb who later became his brother-in-law. During the second World War he served with the U.S. Army in Japan. Boots was also one of the founding fathers of the Kirkwood Rotary Club.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club and the Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Fla. He was well known in private circles for his talent in playing the "Stompin' Fiddle.” Boots was in the automobile business for more than 40 years and at retirement, was the owner/president of Campbell's Future Ford on Kirkwood Highway.
Boots is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Lamb) Campbell; two children, Kathie DiAngelo of Middletown, and Brett Campbell of Gerrardstown, W.V.; and four grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, in Lewes, where friends may call after 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St., Wilmington, DE.
Frank M. Dalton
Frank M. Dalton, died in Dover, on September 26, 2003. He was 80.
He was born in Princeton, W.V. in 1923. He grew up there and was a three-sport athlete. Upon graduation from Princeton High School, he attended Roanoke Business College on a basketball scholarship. He entered the U.S. Navy in December 1942 and served meritoriously in the Pacific Theater, including the invasion of Pelelui, until January of 1946. He served on the ships USS Namakagon and USS PC 589. He attained a BS from Concord College and a MS from the University of West Virginia.
He taught school in West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and retired from the Smyrna School District in 1983. He was a successful coach in football and basketball for 25 years. He was in a coaching fraternity that included Press Maravich, the father of Pete, and Fred Schaus, the coach of Jerry West.
One of his proudest achievements was having coached Rod Thorn, now the President of the New Jersey Nets. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with a 50-year pin. He also served as a Deacon at the First Christian Church in Mercer Co. He was loyal to his family and friends. He will be missed for his sense of humor and his upbeat attitude about life.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, V. Marie (Bailey) Dalton and sons, Gary F. Dalton, Mark Dalton and Avery Dalton, all of Dover; his daughter, Vicky DiNetta of Middletown; son-in-law, Louis DiNetta and daughter-in-law, Debra Dalton; his grandchildren, Natalie Kilby; Allegra, Adam and Allyssa DiNetta; and Matthew & Andrew Dalton; great-grandchildren, Wesley Russum, Eve and Aurora Kilby.
A service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, in Dover.
Mr. Dalton will receive a veteran’s burial at Pearl Harbor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 805 Straley Avenue, Princeton, WV, 24740.
Louise Donovan, of Middletown, passed away Monday, September 22, 2003, at Millcroft in Newark. She was 81.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert; one daughter, Adelaide E. Greenhouse and her husband, Dennis; a grandson, Michael C. Kirch and his wife, Stephanie; a sister, Madalin Fortner; and several nieces and nephews.
Louise's request was to celebrate her life, not mourn her passing. In her honor, services will be private.
Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Friends of Appoquinimink Library, c/o Mrs. Ruth McDowell, 111 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709.
Arrangements by the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, in Middletown.
Doris C. Flagg
Doris C. Flagg, of Middletown, passed away September 23, 2003 at home. She was 59.
Doris left us these thoughts. "Chuck and I traveled across the country on wonderful genealogy trips with a stop in all of the 48 states. We also looked for a really good hot dog. My favorite trip was either driving to Alaska or the voyage on the Mississippi River aboard the Delta Queen. I enjoyed planning, establishing and harvesting my cut flower garden.
“Thanks to all of you who came to take a piece of that beauty home. I loved our family cookouts by the pond. When you couldn't find me in the garden I was puttering in the shop. My Husband, Chuck, loves me very much and I will miss him. I am so proud of my daughter Carrie, of Felton, who will soon be a compassionate and talented nurse. She has also raised two of my grandsons, Chuckie, an aspiring football and baseball player, and Louie, a future dolphin trainer and pilot, to be wonderful people. I am equally proud of my daughter, Linda, of Toms River N.J., who has raised my favorite granddaughter, Hilary, to be a beautiful person inside and out. She and her husband, Denis, are grooming my youngest grandson, Robert, to be a world-class baseball player."
She was predeceased by her father, Durwood L. Gould; and sister, Elaine Dapper.
She is survived by her mother, Frances Gould of Duncan, Ariz.; her sisters, Taffy Couts of Auburn, Calif. and Loretta Puzzi of Miami, Ariz.; and her brother, Durwood Gould of Conroe, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 26, at Old Drawyers Church, north of Odessa. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Doris to the American Cancer Society, Ovarian Cancer Research, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Jan H. Crossland
Jan H. Crossland of South St. Georges died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at her home. She was 88.
Mrs. Crossland was born in Kendallville, Ind., Aug. 18, 1917, daughter of the late Jack Hauff and Mac McLeod Hauff. A registered nurse by profession, she worked for many years, caring for the patients of Farnhurst in New Castle prior to her retirement. Mrs. Crossland was active in the St. Georges community throughout her life and had been a choir member and clerk of the session of the former St. Georges Presbyterian Church.
While her daughters were growing up, she volunteered as the Girl Scout leader for the local troop. In later years, Mrs. Crossland served on the board of the St. Georges Historical Society and was a member of the Ladies Knitting Guild of St. Georges. She was also involved in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Currently a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chesapeake City, Mrs. Crossland enjoyed walking with her many friends at Christiana Mall and bird watching in her leisure time. She was deeply involved with her family, both related and those she adopted as family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Crossland, in 1980; a daughter, Sarah "Sally" Dannenhauer; a brother, John McLeod "Chub" Hauff; a sister, Constance Hauff Boyce; and son-in-law, Buzz Neall.
She will be missed by two daughters, Corinne "Bunny" Moyer of Smyrna and Hollis "Holly" Neall of South St. Georges; sister, Barbara Calkins of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lynn Krueger and her fiancé James Poling, Clint Neall, Samantha "Cricket" Neall and Lisa Figueroa; great grandson, Travis Figueroa; along with nieces, nephews and many friends.
A funeral service was held Sept. 30 at the St. Georges Historical Society, St. Georges. Interment followed in St. Georges Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Georges Historical Society, P.O. Box 267, St. Georges, DE 19733; or to the Ladies Knitting Guild of St. Georges, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.