George T. Rodenberg
George T. Rodenberg of Middletown, formerly of Oradell, N.J., passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at his home. He was 75.
Mr. Rodenberg was born in Jersey City, N.J., on March 21, 1932, son of the late George and Margaret Rodenberg.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management at the University of Adelphi in Long Island, N.Y., while working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a sergeant.
Mr. Rodenberg served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Rodenberg was a past commander of the American Legion Post No. 41 in Oradell, N.J., a member of the VFW Post No. 3792 in Middletown and a member of the Knights of Columbus at Old Bohemia in Middletown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robin L. Timberman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 1/2 years, Vivian R. Rodenberg; a daughter, Denise F. Timberman of Felton; a son and a daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Elizabethann Rodenberg of Hillsdale, N.J.; a brother and a sister-in-law, John J. and Anne Rodenberg of Midland Park, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Anthony Timberman, Melissa Timberman, Shannon Rodenberg, Casey Rodenberg and Cassidy Rodenberg.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 6., at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City.
Burial will be at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 544, Delaware City, DE 19706.
Evelyn J. Osgood
Evelyn J. Osgood of Bear, formerly of Elkton, Md., and Delaware County, Pa., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. She was 79.
Mrs. Osgood was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late George and Ida May Steele.
She lived in Delaware County, Pa., until moving to Elkton, Md., in 1975, and then Delaware in 1999, where she lived at the Marydale Senior Retirement Center for several years.
Mrs. Osgood loved playing bingo and was known as the “bingo queen.” She also loved dressing up for the holidays. She was a family person and was loved by many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irving A. Jr.; a son, John Charles; and a brother, James Steele.
She is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Pratt of Elkton, Md., Cheryl Tate of Atlanta, Ga., Jackie Wilson of Bear and Darlene Money of Middletown; two sons, Irving Osgood III of New Castle and Steven Osgood of Newark; a sister, Doris McVey of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-granchildren.
Friends may call Thursday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCausland Bathurst Funeral Home, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, Pa.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, where friends may also call at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery, Upper Darby Township, Pa.
Contributions may be made to the Franciscan Care Center, 100 St. Claire Drive, Hockessin, DE 19707.
Robert U. Brabson, Jr.
Robert U. Brabson, Jr. of Middletown died Tuesday, August 28, 2001. He was 34.
He is survived by his wife, Janelle M. Brabson of Petersburg, Va.; two daughters, Lisa Brabson and Reva Brabson, both of New Castle; his father and stepmother, Robert U., Sr. and Sheree Brabson of Middletown; his mother, Honey E. Hunter of Chesterfield, Va.; two sisters, Robin E. Brabson of Middletown and Evelyn Robertson of Chesterfield, Va.; two brothers, Daryl Marston of Middletown and Lee Robertson of Chesterfield, Va.; an uncle, William E. Brabson, Jr. of Martinsville, Va.; step-grandmother, Rachul Brabson of Martinsville, Va.; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Brabson was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William E., Sr. and Elanor U. Brabson.
Service and burial was private.
Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Homes.
George Thomas Brown
George Thomas Brown of Delaware City died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at home. He was 65.
He was born on March 16, 1936 in North Creek, N.Y. to George W. Brown and Clara Marie (Collord) Brown.
Mr. Brown attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Delaware. He served his country, including overseas, in the US Army. Since his retirement from Conrail he remained self-employed. He had passionate interests in history and politics and served as a member of the Delaware City Town Council.
He is survived by his wife, Elli; five sons, William C. of Urbana, Ill., George W. of Bear, James W. of Newark, Charles F. and Michael T., both of Delaware City; a daughter, Elli A. King of Newark; a sister, Mary H. Eberts of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; and three nieces.
Services were private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by New Castle Cremation Service.
Robert David Friant
Robert David Friant of Townsend died Saturday, September 1, 2001 in the Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was 49.
Mr. Friant was a roofer and had lived in the Townsend area for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Julianne M. Friant; two sons, Ross N. and Kyle D., both at home; five brothers, William Flanagan, James Friant and Thomas Friant, all of Mass., Edward Friant and Harry Friant, both of N.J.; and a sister, Patricia Trantham of Pa.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Friant.
Services will be held Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 13 Pennington Street, Middletown. Friends may call the church Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be in the Townsend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, PO Box 381, Middletown, DE 19709.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Edward E. Hurd
Edward E. Hurd of Clayton died Monday, August 27, 2001 at Country Rest Home in Greenwood. He was 78.
He was born on April 16, 1923, the son of the late Fletcher C. and LuLu L. Hurd. Mr. Hurd was a 1941 graduate of John Bassett Moore High School, Smyrna, and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.
He was the manager of the Southern States Smyrna-Clayton Coop for 44 years, retiring in 1989.
Mr. Hurd was a life member of VFW Post 8801, Clayton; a member and past president of the Clayton Lions Club; and a member of American Legion Post 14, Smyrna.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Fletcher, Earl, Herbert and Roland Hurd; seven sisters, Alda Robbins, Nellie Burke, Helen Solloway, Margaret Coyle, Lillian Ivory, Rosa Darrell and Agnes Warren.
He is survived by his wife, Betty B. Hurd; a daughter, Pamela Wilson and her husband, Kevin, of Clayton; a sister, Lucille Horsey of Smyrna; and two granddaughters, Ashley and Alison Wilson, both of Clayton.
Services were Sept. 1 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.
Contributions may be sent to either the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to the American Heart Association of Delaware, Kent County Division, PO Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903.
Anthony J. Jeffcott
Anthony J. Jeffcott of Flemington, N.J., formerly of Middletown, died Sunday, September 2, 2001 at home from cancer. He was 62.
Mr. Jeffcott attended Middletown schools and graduated from St. Andrews in 1957. He received a business degree from University of Delaware in 1961. Mr. Jeffcott was a Lt. Col. serving in the US Marine Corps as a pilot. He continued his education and received his MBA from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1977 and a Masters in Computer Science from Rensselaer PolyTech Institute at Hartford, Conn. in 1982.
He was executive Asst. Manager with General Electric, Danbury, Conn. at the time of his death. He was also a member of the American Society of Appraisers since 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Carole R. Jeffcott; a daughter, Melanie Lea Shook of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a granddaughter, Ashley; a step-daughter, Liane McNaughton; a step-granddaughter, Miranda of Puyallup, Wash.; a brother, John N. of Larkspur, Calif.; a sister, Suzanne J. Winters of Odessa; and two nephews, Joseph M. Jeffcott of Cincinatti and John F. Jeffcott of Wilmington.
Services will be held Sept. 7 in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 15 E. Green Street, Middletown. There will be no viewing.
Burial will be in Old St. Anne’s Cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Arrangements by the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Eleanor Hope Kingsley
Eleanor Hope Kingsley of Newark died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at home. She was 81.
Mrs. Kingsley was born and raised in Clarksburg, W. Va. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Stanton, where she was very active with Meals on Wheels and the church bazaar.
She had also worked as a department manger for several retail department stores in the Wilmington areas, and during WW II she worked as a civilian defense worker for RCA in Indianapolis, Ind. Mrs. Kingsley was active in the Girl Scouts, both in the US and in England. During the 50s, while her husband was stationed in England, she served as a civilian volunteer and liaison for servicemen and their families serving overseas in the US Air Force who needed help adjusting to military life. She also counseled perspective newlyweds. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing.
Mrs. Kingsley is survived by her husband of 49 years, Floyd R. Kingsley, Sr.; a son, Floyd R. Kingsley II of Bear; three daughters, Karen S. Maines of Newark, Ruth M. Tinsley of Middletown and Nancy J. James and her husband, Tom, of Knoxville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Services were Sept. 4 at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, Newark.
Burial was in St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Stanton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First State Hospice, 5193 W. Woodmill Drive, Suite 28, Wilmington, DE 19808.
Anna D. Lynam
Anna D. Lynam of Newark, formerly of Middletown, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was 83.
Mrs. Lynam was the cafeteria manager of the Odessa School from 1960 to 1975. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, George R. Lynam, Jr. and Leslie D. Lynam, both of Middletown; a sister, Mildred Woodward of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Lynam, Sr., in 1984.
Services were held Sept. 1 at R. T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, Newark.
Burial was in Red Clay Creek Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. George’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 145, St. George’s, DE 19733.
William R. Love
William R. Love of Odessa died Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in the Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was 86.
Born in Upper Darby, Pa., Mr. Love retired from the DuPont Company, Christiana Lab, after 25 years of service. He served in the National Guard and was an avid golfer and had traveled to Ireland and Scotland to play. He also enjoyed working in his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June Collins Love; a daughter, Margaret Love Olivero of Wilmington; two sons, William J. of Middletown and Thomas J. of new Castle; a brother, Robert Love of Pottstown, Pa.; a sister, Ruth Love Henry of Havertown, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 31 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Middletown.
Burial was in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warwick, Md.
The family suggests contributions to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 196, Middletown, DE 19709.
Ruth J. (Fuller) Moody
Ruth J. Moody of Bear died on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 82.
Mrs. Moody had been a dairy farmer with her husband in the St. Georges - Bear area. She attended St. Georges United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Moody, Jr., in 1994; and a son, Donald F. Moody.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy J. Knorr of Bear; two grandchildren, Eugene F. Knorr of Newark and Gary A. Knorr of Bear; three great grandchildren, Shyanne L. Knorr, Frank C. Knorr and Keri M. Knorr; and a niece, Tish “Billie” Locker.
Services were held Sept. 1 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle.
Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Georges U.M. Church, 109 N. Main Street, St. Georges, DE 19733.
Katherine Morris Diehl
Katherine Morris Diehl of Townsend died Monday, September 3, 2001 in Green Valley Pavilion, Smyrna. She was 80.
Mrs. Diehl was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Wiest of Wilmington; and a niece, Joyce Mullins of Bear.
Services will be held Sept. 6 in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown. There will be no viewing.
Burial will be private.
Ruth A. Nickerson
Ruth A. Nickerson, formerly of Middletown, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 in Arbors at New Castle, her residence for the past eight years. She was 93.
Mrs. Nickerson was a homemaker.
She is survived by four daughters, Pauline Calhoun of New Castle, Helda Elston of Middletown, Joyce Nickerson of Yorklyn and Norma Lee Barry of Wilmington; three sons, Paul A., Jr. of Galena, Md., Charles A. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and Richard of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a great great granddaughter.
Services and burial were private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Odessa, DE 19730.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Franklin M. Frisby passed away Aug. 8, 2002 in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 82.
Mr. Frisby was the beloved husband of 60 years to Florence Frisby, father of Marva Congo (Pete), Dorothy Frisby-Harris (Roland), Deborah Ruff (Jimmy) and Jane Haman (Wilson). He was the brother of Violet Dixon and the Rev. Gilbert Frisby, both of New Castle, Benjamin, Jr. of Newark, Clarence and Howard, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Winfield of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jean Frisby of Wilmington. He was the grandfather of Linda, Peter, Don, Darrell, Lisa, Wilson IV, Shameaka and Lia. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Frisby earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware State University and a Master of Science degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. He was a school teacher for 30 years in the Appoquinimink School District and at James H. Groves High School. He retired in 1982. He was a past Sunday school superintendent at Dale United Methodist Church, Middletown and a member of the M.O.T. Rotary Club. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
Homegoing services were held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Dale U.M. Church. Burial was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.