Ivon D. Samson
Ivon D. Samson of Clayton died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Samson was born in Woodman Pike Co., Ky., son of the late Tom and Nellie Smith Samson. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII and moved to Delaware in 1957. Mr. Samson retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1988 after 29 years. He was a member of UAW Local 1183 and was an avid gardener.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Hazel Justice Samson; three sons, Michael, Melvin and Marvin; two daughters, Karen Tucker and Kathy Samson; two sisters, Marie Blevins of W. Va. and Lodema Ward of Ohio; two grandchildren, Michele Duke and Erica Samson; and two great granddaughters, Taylor and Kasi.
Services and burial were private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware Hospice.
Arrangements by the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Hattie M. Williams
Hattie M. Williams of Wilmington died Wednesday, September 12, 2001 in Manor Care. She was 89.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Williams, October 21, 2000.
She is survived by a son, Richard Williams and his wife, Anita, of Wilmington; two daughters, Patricia Bourdon and her husband, Louis, and Lorraine Petitt, all of Wilmington, and Judy Williams-Solge and her husband, Joseph, of Middletown; a brother, Stanley Szielak of Wilmington; three sisters, Genevieve McKaig, Helen Morgan and Anne Ivin, all of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.
Services were Sept. 14 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington.
Interment was in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by Doherty Funeral Homes.
Gary D. Robbins
Gary D. Robbins, II died suddenly and tragically on September 13, 2002 in Middletown. He was 17.
Beloved son of Gary D. and Susan (neh Spatocco), dear brother of Lance and Paige, paternal grandson of Gerald and Aida Robbins, maternal grandson of Michael and Frances Spatocco, nephew of Frank Spatocco, Kathy Shippee, Marie Mannino and Kyle Robbins.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 18. Internment was in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Pa.
James J. McDermott
James J. McDermott of Pot Nets Bayside in Long Neck, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2002. He was 80.
Born in Ardmore, Pa., he retired in 1972 after 20 years of service with the Wilmington Bureau of Police. He was a veteran of World War II, serving on B-24 bombers with the 5th Air Force unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Asian South West Pacific area. He was a member of American Legion Post #28 of Oak Orchard.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred A. McDermott, in January. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce E. Hoffman of Townsend and Karen Lalli of Drexel Hill, Pa.; two brothers, John of Ardmore, Pa. and Robert of Vandergrift, Pa.; four grandchildren, Lee Ann Waltz, Lynn Drill, George Hoffman, III and Katie Lalli; and four great grandchildren, Amanda Wyatt, Nicole Drill and George and Anna Hoffman.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Virginia R. Montgomery
Virginia R. “Ginny” Montgomery of Middletown, formerly of Newark, died Saturday, September 7, 2002. She was 72.
Ginny was the district manager for the Diamond State Telephone Company, where she retired from in 1991 after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of the telephone Pioneers and a former member of the Five Points Chapter #13 Order of the Eastern Star. Ginny was active in the Diamond State bowling league and was the secretary of the Senior Citizen Travel bowling league. She also enjoyed golf and tennis.
Ginny's husband of 33 years, Harold D. Montgomery, died in 1985. Survivors include sons, Harold D. "Montie" Montgomery, II of Wilmington and Doug S.T. Montgomery of Middletown; granddaughter, Chantelle Marie; great granddaughters, Dominque and Cassie; nieces and nephews, Sharon Smiga, Wende Currey, Kenneth R. Burtelle, Phil Burtelle, Ric Burtelle; and a great niece and nephew, Stacy Tomme and TiJi Tomme.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Nichols Gilmore Funeral Home, Newport. Interment was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Contributions in Ginny's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Nur Shrine, 198 S. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720.
William E. Crawford
William E. “Billy” Crawford of Townsend, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was 61.
Mr. Crawford worked for the William Friehofer Baking Company, formerly of Wilmington, and was a 35-year member of the IBEW Local #313, where he had served as an officer on the executive board. He graduated from Wilmington High School and was an Eagle Scout. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and he was a commercial crabber in the Delaware Bay.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharon M. Crawford; two daughters, Nancy M. Biddle (Charlie) of Townsend and Deborah Crawford of Newark; his mother, Alice Crawford of Middletown; a brother, Richard I. Crawford of Townsend; a sister, Carolyn Wissinger of Bear; and 7 grandchildren, Mathew Sturgis, Mark Sturgis, Michael Sturgis, Katie Sturgis, Elizabeth Biddle, Charles Biddle and Luke Biddle.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 16 in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial was in the Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pa.
The family suggests contributions to the Boy Scouts of America, 801 N. Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19801 Attn: Delmarva Council & William E. Crawford Memorial.
Elizabeth "Libby Ann" Elliott passed away Sept. 7, 2002 in Christiana Hospital. She was 63.
Mrs. Elliott was the wife of the late Floyd L. Elliott, mother of Allison Henry, Desiree, Alma and Lemuel Elliott.
She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Francis Henry, sister of the Rev. Thomas Henry, Andrew, Alma, Florence, Edie and Maurice Henry, Christine Ross and Pauline Portlock.
Funeral was held Friday, Sept. 13 at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, Townsend. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Congo Funeral Home.
Paulette Ann Scott
Paulette Ann Scott of Tabor City, N.C., died Monday, September 9, 2002 in the Loris Hospital. She was 55.
She was a native of Connecticut and the daughter of Evelyn P. Kutch of New Castle, and the late Paul Kutch.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, George E. Scott, Jr.; a brother, Paul Kutch, Jr. of New Castle; three sisters, Annette Peters of Middletown, Carol Suprenant of Dover, and Sheryle Pitman of New Castle; her stepsons, Dwight Scott and Thomas Scott, both of New Castle; two stepdaughters, Karen Myrick and Brenda Cerminara, both of New Castle; 7 grandchildren; 4 nephews; and 2 nieces also survive her.
A graveside service was held Sept. 13 in the Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C.
Mary Carey, of Newark, formerly of Christiana Acres, New Castle, died on Sunday, September 15, 2002 at her residence. She was 95.
Mrs. Carey was a talented homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her husband of 69 years, Nelson Carey, Sr., died in 1994. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Carey is survived by two children, Betty J. Griffith of Lewisville, Pa.; and Nelson Carey, Jr. of New Castle; five grandchildren, Donald Griffith of Elkton, Md.; Diane Brooks of Elsmere; John Carey of Elkton; Mary Graham of Delaware City; and Debbie Wegman of Elkton, Md.; a sister, Helen Cumberford of Jennersville, Pa.; 15 great grandchildren, and two great-great granddaughters.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle. Interment was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, Inc., 431 S. Walnut Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Samuel Richard Robinson, born July 31, 1931 in Louistown, Pa., of Millsboro, formerly of Wilmington, died in the arms of his loving wife, Sarah on September 15, 2002 in the Beebe Hospital.
Mr. Robinson served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He retired in 1995 from DART after 38 years of service. He also worked for DART Park & Ride in Rehoboth and Cheer in Millsboro for two years. Sam was an avid golfer and fisherman.
In addition to his wife of 30 years, Sarah T. Robinson, he is also survived by eight children, Nancy R. DeVito (Gary) of Bear, Diana K. Loveland (Robert) of Mannington, N.J., Sharon L. Kipp of Claymont, Kathleen S. Griffith of Newark, Kevin F. Corcoran (Mary) of Middletown, Mary Jo Langford (Dennis) of Richmond, Va., Jeffrey C. Corcoran of Corvallis, Ore., John C. Corcoran of Yardley, Pa.; a brother, Harold Robinson of Smyrna; brother-in-law, John E. Adams and sister-in-law, Mary L. Robinson, both of Wilmington. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin A. Robinson; a sister, Clementine A. Adams; and a great grandson, Haidon Samuel Robinson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19713 or Glasgow Baptist Church, 3021 Old County Rd., Newark, DE 19702.
Edith Annie Thomas
Edith Annie Thomas, of Elsmere, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. She was 86.
Edith retired in the late 1970s from Marilyn Dress Co. where she was a seamstress. She enjoyed traveling. She visited her brother, Ronald Sutherland of Sydney, Australia, as well as many friends and relatives in Manchester and Blackpool, England. She also enjoyed several trips on the QE II with her granddaughter, Alainna. Edith also had a love for animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Earl William Thomas. She is survived by her children, Kathleen of Delaware City, Douglas of Christiana, and Brian of Talleyville; and a granddaughter, Alainna of Elsmere.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service at the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, September 19th at 1 p.m.
Contributions may be made in memory of Edith to The Delaware Humane Assoc., 701 A St., Wilm., DE 19801.
William C. Baer
William C. “Billy” Baer, of Harrington, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at home. He was 45.
Billy was born Dec. 15, 1959, in Wilmington, son of George L. and Marlene Jean Shelton Baer. He was a 1978 graduate of Middletown High School. He worked for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) as a truck driver for 15 years before going to work at L.D. Caulk in Milford, where he worked as a compounder II for eight years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting deer and duck and fishing. He loved to play baseball and was a devout Philadelphia Phillies fan. He also enjoyed football, following the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
Billy was an accomplished taxidermist, specializing in the preparation of ducks and geese. He was a former member of Ducks Unlimited and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ruth Ann Garvine Baer; his parents, George L. and Marlene Jean Shelton Baer, of Milford; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Debbie Baer; a niece, Jamie Lynn Baer; and a nephew, Joseph John Baer, all of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be a funeral service at noon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where family and friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Milford Harrington Hwy., Harrington.
Carolyn P. Walker
Carolyn Patricia “Creeper” Walker, of Middletown, died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, surrounded by family. She was 46.
Carolyn graduated from Middletown High School in 1978. She was employed at Governor Bacon Health Center for 26 years.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Malvin Walker Sr. She is survived by her mother, Helen Walker; sisters, Gwendolyn and Deborah Walker, both of Middletown; brothers, Karl Walker, of Middletown, Malvin Walker Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., and Delmar Walker, of Newark; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at Calvary Baptist Church, 300 New St., Middletown. Interment was in Pinetree Cemetery, Townsend.
Albert R. Clark
Albert Ridge Clark died Sept. 3, 2005, at the home of his daughter in North Carolina after a long illness. He was 88.
Mr. Clark was born March 11, 1917, to Addie Truss Clark and Albert Ridge Clark Sr. and spent his childhood in Chesapeake City, Md. In 1936, he moved to Wilmington to take a position in the accounting department of the DuPont Company, where he worked for 42 years. In 1959, he received his accounting degree from the University of Delaware. Mr. Clark served in the army for three years during World War II, doing tours of duty in Italy, France, and North Africa. Mr. Clark loved the outdoors, especially taking long walks and spending time on the water, particularly the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
He was married to Mary Bendler Clark for 64 years, until her death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Rodney, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Lidie, and Vera. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Clark, of Middletown, and a daughter, Mary Clark, of Wilmington, N.C.
A memorial service was held Sept. 14 at Peniel United Methodist Church, Newport. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Peniel UMC at the above address; or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Bridget Beam, of Middletown, died at home Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, after a short illness. She was 61. She was the youngest of five sisters in Blantyre, Scotland, to the late Lawrence Cain and Bridget Higgins Cain. Adopted by an aunt and uncle shortly after the death of her mother, she was raised in Scotland for 16 years before moving to New Castle.
She was a homemaker. While she was a homemaker, she took part-time jobs at Our Lady of Fatima as a substitute teacher, gym teacher and lunchroom lady. She worked in various housekeeping positions later in life until her illness.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lawrence and Bridget Cain, and her adopted mother and father, James and Margaret Cain. Also preceding her were her brothers James Cain and Edward Cain and her sister May Shankie.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Beam, of Newark, her daughter and son-in-law, with whom she lived, Elizabeth and Karl Kraus, of Middletown, her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Tabatha Beam, of Middletown, her daughter and son-in-law, Bridget and Raymond Strano, of Newark. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Annie and Elaine Brejwa, Tommy, Tyler, Trent, Kira, Takoda and Kayla Beam, and Raymond, Trista and Libby Strano, two stepchildren, Shannon and Stacey Kraus, and a stepgrandson, Dylan Sutton. She is also survived by a very special friend, Frank Holsworth, of Lewes. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters including Eric Cain, of Middletown, George Cain, of Camden, Helen McGuire, of New Jersey, Isabella Chatham, Grace O’Neill, Margaret McGraw and Isabella Whitters, all of Scotland.
Funeral Services were Friday, Sept. 9, at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown. Interment was in the Old Drawyers Cemetery, near Odessa.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Mrs. Beam’s name be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Stanton-Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19713.
Gerald D. Domingo
Gerald David Domingo, of Middletown, formerly of Kunia Camp and Mililani, Hawaii, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in Wilmington. He was 46.
He was born July 7, 1959, in Wahiawa, Oahu. Mr. Domingo graduated from Leilehua High School, class of 1977. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Swedesboro, N.J. Gerald was a former flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines and was also formerly employed at Hawaiian Telephone.
Gerald was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He left us unexpectedly in an automobile accident in Delaware. Gerald was dearly loved and will be missed by all. His mom remembers, as a child, how he built an Army fort at the Kunia Mountains, naming it "Pork Chop Hill." Gerald loved plants, flowers, gardening and animals. He also traveled worldwide. He was extremely Kalohe! (Rascal). Rest in peace our loved one. Aloha!
He is survived by his parents, Feliciano Domingo, and his wife Nora, and Lucy Acosta, and her husband Johnny; brother Nicky Domingo, and his wife Tina Azevedo, of Denver, Colo.; sisters Marcia and her husband Tommy, Sumile and Abigail "Abby" Bassim; nephews, Beau Sumile and Dustin Azevedo; nieces, Alisha Bassim of Corvallis, Ore., Aysia Bassim and Tyrah Sumile; and 15 stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Services were held Friday, Sept. 9, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Hawaii. Burial was on Sept. 10, at Mililani Memorial Park, HI.
Mary L. Marek
Mary L. Kramarczyk Marek, of Edgewood, Md., died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the Citizens Nursing Home in Havre de Grace, Md. She was 87.
Mary was born to the late John and Mary Cwlik Kramarczyk in Brack-Ex section of Wilmington. She was retired from the book bindery business.
Survivors include sons Thomas J. Marek, of Edgewood, Md., Stanley T. Marek, of Wilmington; sister, Stella Uniatowski, of Townsend; and grandchildren, Pamela Hyatt, of Bel Air, Md. and Theodore Marek, of Wilmington.
Services were held Sept. 9, at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, Md. Interment was in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Elkton, Md. The Rev. William J. O'Brien officiated.