Ella L. Caynor
Ella L. Caynor passed away at home on December 8, 2002 surrounded by her family and friends. She was 82.
She was born on August 6, 1920 to the late Jim and Daisy Wilson, and raised in Elsmere. She attended Oak Grove School, Willard Hall School and graduated from Wilmington H.S. in 1939.
Ella worked as a bookkeeper for Jay C. Pownall in Elsmere before retiring and moving to Middletown in 1978. She enjoyed traveling and cooking, especially lemon meringue pies.
She is survived by her children, William Collen of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Janice Harrison of Middletown; her sister, Elsie Breading of Earleville, Md.; four grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, where services will be on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1 pm. Burial will be in Old Drawyer's Cemetery, Odessa.
Jeri A. Sheats, Sr.
Jeri A. Sheats, Sr., of Middletown, died on Saturday, December 7, 2002. He was 43.
Born in Wilmington on August 27, 1959. Mr. Sheats served his country as a member of the US Army. He had worked as a plant manager for Diamond Materials, Wilmington, for the past eight years. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Sheats enjoyed shooting sports, fishing, hunting, and boating.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna M. Baer Sheats; two children, Jeri A. Sheats, Jr. and Stacey Lynn Sheats, both at home; father, David A. Sheats of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, David S. Sheats of Newark; and Michael C. Sheats of Townsend; and a sister, Pamela V. Steimling of Newark.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Taylor Sheats.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, Wilmington Manor, New Castle, where friends may call after noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, Minquadale, New Castle.
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Linwood C. Robinson
Linwood C. Robinson, of Newark, died on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at Christiana Hospital. He was 80.
Born in Dover on January 8, 1922 to the late Willard L. and Laura (Haas) Robinson, Mr. Robinson was a 1940 graduate of Middletown High School. After serving his country in the US Army during World War II, he attended the University of Delaware, where he received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1951. He also earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from UD in 1961.
Mr. Robinson worked as a mechanical engineer for the former All American Engineering Company, Wilmington, and later worked in the same capacity with the duPont Company, retiring in 1989. He earned his Professional Engineering License in 1973 and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Active in his community, Mr. Robinson was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Newark for more than 50 years and served as an usher.
He was a member of the Newark Historical Society and had been the Pack Leader of Cub Scout Pack #56 at First Presbyterian. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, fishing, crabbing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie J. (Reeside) Robinson; daughter, Mary J. Bailey and her husband, William A. of Reston, Va.; two brothers, The Rev. Dr. Willard L. Robinson of Wilmington and J. Fred Robinson of Odessa; two sisters, Rebecca Gicker of Middletown and Eleanor Loveland of Waynesboro, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Megan T. Bailey of Arlington, Va.
He was preceded in death by two children, John L.M. Robinson and Lynn M. Lake.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Fire Company, P.O. Box 148, Newark, DE, 19715 or First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE, 19711.
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Grace H. Kruemmer
Grace H. Kruemmer, of Middletown, died on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at her home. She was 74.
Born in Glenwood, N.J. on November 3, 1928, Mrs. Kruemmer was the daughter of the late Howard and Helen (Schmidt) Hawk. She was a talented homemaker and had previously worked for many years as an LPN at Ancora (NJ) Hospital and Lakeland Hospital in Blackwood, N.J. Mrs. Kruemmer especially enjoyed gardening and nature.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph G. Kruemmer; two children, Joseph J. Kruemmer of Middletown; and Nancy K. Talmo and her husband, Nick of New Castle; a brother, Howard Hawk of Glendora, N.J.; two sisters, Edna Mason of Floodwood, Minn.; and Irene Smith of Grenada, Miss.; and four grandchildren, Joseph R. Kruemmer, Jessa L. Kruemmer, Nicholas J. Talmo and Steven V. Talmo.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Page.
A service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchman's Road, Newark, DE, 19713.
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Thomas Ray Hanshaw
Thomas Ray “Chico” Hanshaw, of North East, Md., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2002 in the Union Hospital, Elkton, Md. He was 57.
He is survived by two daughters, Shila and Mariah Hanshaw, and his former wife Karen Brummitt, all of Middletown.
Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Sandra Smith of Elkton, Md., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. She was 56.
She was born Nov. 15, 1949, in Kentucky. Sandra cherished the company of her two dogs, Molly and Mia, and took pleasure in riding her horse, Penny.
She will be sadly missed by her three loving children, Jerry Wayne Rash Jr. of Newark and Gina L. Cordrey and Shelley Manko, both of Middletown. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Josh, Tanya, Chris, J'Amy, Timothy, Paul, Kara and Jerry III; siblings, Sharon and David Sexton, Karen and Dickie Lee, Coleen and Rich Lilley, Bridget and Jim Baab and Alonza Jr. and Doris Cloud; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Dec. 2 at the Crouch Funeral Home, North East. The Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiated. Interment was in Union Cemetery in Elkton.
Charles D. Bratton
Charles D. Bratton of Newport died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005. He was 79.
Charlie was a Navy Veteran and served in the Merchant Marine during WWII. He was a lifetime member of Peniel United Methodist Church, where he was involved in the choir and the Methodist Men. Charlie was a member of the Newark Deltones barbershop chorus and a past master of Ionic Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. He loved bowling, horses, automobiles, singing and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lillian J. Bratton; sons, Charles D. Bratton Jr. and his wife Sandra, of Middletown; William E. Bratton and wife Kathy, of Atglen, Pa.; brother, Harry “Buddy” Bratton and his wife Betty, of Sherwood Park; and grandchildren, Michael, Connie and Christina.
A funeral service was held Dec. 7 at Peniel United Methodist Church in Newport. Interment followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
The family suggests contributions in Charlie's memory to Peniel United Methodist Church, 115 E. Market St., Newport, DE 19804.
Thomas Dixon, of near Smyrna, died Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005, at Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover. He was 85.
He was born in Rising Sun, the son of the late Thomas C. and Radie Scotton Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was self-employed as a farmer for 15 years, and then was employed for 10 years as a machinery mechanic for Clements Supply Co., Clayton. He later worked 15 years for H & E Farm Equipment, Dover, retiring in 1984. Mr. Dixon was a past member of American Legion Post 14, Smyrna, and he enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Blanche R. Dixon; a son, Thomas Dixon Jr.; and a grandson, Kenneth Dixon. He is survived by two sons, Bernard Dixon and his wife Nancy, of Laurel, Md.; and Gregory Dixon and his wife Kimm, of Smyrna; a daughter, Lorraine Newell and her husband Thomas, of Nottingham, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Jean Dixon, of DeBerry, Fla.; two sisters, Ellen Attix of Kenton and Doris Dickey, of Dover; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 7 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna. Interment was in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.
H. Clarke Powell III
Hiram Clarke Powell III, of Plains, Mont., went to be with his Heavenly Father Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Clark Fork Valley Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack.
He was born April 20, 1930, near Cecilton, Md., to Hiram Jr. and Mary Fillingame Powell. Clarke attended schools in Cecilton and Chesapeake City, Md. On Aug. 25, 1950, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lena Lee DeShong. They had a son, Richard, born June 12, 1954. Clarke loved being around people. He was a life member of many organizations including the Ionic Masonic Lodge No. 31, Hot Springs Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite in Wilmington, Algeria Shrine in Helena, Mont., the Clark Fork Shrine Club of Plains and the Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia, Pa. Many will remember his love for his burros and his horse. Over the years, he and Lena had accumulated 10 burros. Clarke also enjoyed his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lena; son Richard and his wife Mary Ann of Wilmington; a granddaughter, Nicole, of Newark; a brother, Charles and his wife Patty of Middletown; two sisters, Louise Atwell of Middletown and Elizabeth Jean Balbani of Lancaster, Pa.
Gloria Mary Attavian
Gloria Mary Attavian, of Maugansville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. She was 80.
She was born on Aug. 18, 1925, in Tremont, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred Schwab and the late Sara Gulliver Schwab. She attended Eddystone High School and Drexel University, both in Philadelphia, Pa., and Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. She attended St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, Md., and had volunteered as a water safety instructor with the Red Cross for many years.
She is survived by a son, Bruce N. Attavian and his wife Linda; a grandson, James V. Attavian; and a granddaughter, Bethany N. Attavian, all of Hagerstown, Md.
Memorial Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call at noon. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 10813 Donelson Dr., Williamsport, MD 21795, or to the Doris Day Animal League, Planned Giving Doris Day Animal Foundation, Suite 100, 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002.
Margaret A. Menefee
Margaret Adams Menefee of Middletown went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, surrounded by her loving family. She was 70.
Mrs. Menefee served as a medical tech in the U.S. Army. She retired after 19 years of work at the Nursing Home Care Unit of the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Vess; and father, Eugene J. Adams Sr. Mrs. Menefee is survived by two sons, Daniel E. Menefee and his wife Janis, and Alan Menefee; three daughters, Ashley Roberts and her husband Chet, Melanie Barclay and Theresa Menefee; a brother, Eugene J. Adams and his wife Ellen; two sisters, Caroline McEwen and her husband Harry, and Milancie Adams and her partner Alan Tietjen; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Dorsey Reese.
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Menefee on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Solid Rock Church, 807 Hazlettville Road, Hartley, DE 19953.
Margaret J. McGrath
Margaret J. Brown McGrath of New Castle passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at Arbors Nursing Home. She was 78.
She was born June 27, 1927, the daughter of the late Clarence Reeves Brown and Cynthia May Phillips. She was the widow of the late Carl McGrath of New Castle. Margaret was born in Wilmington and moved to New Castle in 1936. She loved growing up in the small town atmosphere of Olde New Castle and life along the Delaware River. She liked to cook and bake and was famous in her family for her peanut butter cake. She was an avid reader and enjoyed trivia and crossword puzzles. Later in life, she moved to Middletown and enjoyed time at the M.O.T. Senior Center. She spent the past five years at Green Meadows Assisted Living facility in Dover, where she enjoyed the activities and made many good friends. She was loved and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur P. Brown, Harry K. Brown Sr., A. Harold Brown and William V. Brown; and two sisters, Alice M. Gardy and Shirley E. Frieze. She is survived by her five children, Charlotte A. Brown of Middletown, I. Bruce Burden of New Castle, Raymond L. Jaquett and his wife Nancy, of Sun City, Ariz., Nancy A. Wilkinson of Wilmington, and Lyn Imperial of Middletown; two sisters, Nancy L. Stewart of Newport and Dorothy B. Sheats of New Castle; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle; on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the M.O.T. Senior Center, Attn: In Memoriam of M. McGrath, 300 S. Scott St., Middletown, DE 19709; or The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Harriet “Adelia” Smith of Smyrna passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Green Valley Pavilion, where she had resided for the past two years. Prior to moving to the nursing facility, she resided at Frazier Place in Smyrna for 11 years. She was 77.
Mrs. Smith was born March 24, 1928, in Townsend, to the late Harry S. “Buck” Willey and Alice Shockley Willey. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed playing the organ and piano, going to bingo, reading romance novels and telling jokes.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Smith Sr. in 1972; a son, Norman Wayne Smith in 1994; a daughter, Jeannine A. Severson in 1999; two brothers Harry “Buck” Willey, Jr. and Eugene “Sonny Boy” Willey; and one sister Olive Lawrence.
Harriet is survived by one daughter, Harriet Shane and her husband Larry; two sons, Robert T. Smith Jr. and his wife Irene, and Dorsey T. Smith. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Gary Shane, Robbie Severson, Dorsey Smith Jr., Sharon Shane, Lariann Dixon, Marcia Severson and Dawn Smith; and six great-grandchildren, Keith and Kyle Severson, Kelsey and Renee Dixon, Summer Shane, and Cheyanne Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., in the Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be in the Townsend Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to Friendship United Methodist Church, Flemings Landing Road, Smyrna, DE.
Patricia Ann Hultgren
Patricia Ann Hultgren, formerly of Omaha, Neb., died peacefully in her daughter's home on Dec. 4, 2005. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Middletown. She was 77.
Patty was born at home in St. Joseph, Mo., on Aug. 1, 1928. She was baptized at St. Patrick's Church, also in St. Joseph. At age six months during her “beauty pageant” days, Patricia, entered as Pat, won second place for “best baby boy.” She was proud to be a Sacred Heart Academy girl. She sang in the choir and performed in many high school plays. She fell in love with Jules Martin Hultgren. They were married on June 19, 1950. Patty was a proud volunteer firefighter in Katy, Texas. She taught CCD for many years. She was a rectory housekeeper and cook. She also taught English as a second language.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jules; her parents Paul “P.J.” and Helen Honey Merydith; her brother Timothy; a brother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. Patty had four beautiful children, Jeffery Martin Hultgren of Corpus Christi, Texas, Elizabeth Ann Wygant of Middletown, CWO3 (Ret.) Clare Louise Bertel of Orlando, Fla., and Andrew Jennings Hultgren of Omaha, Neb.
She is survived by her four children; 20 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Paul Russell and Loa Daly, Albuquerque, N.M., Joan and Herb Rigg, Sioux City, Iowa, Margot and Dick Tighe, Webster City, Iowa, Sue Haxton, Dan and Judy Daly, Mark and Linda Daly, all of Omaha, Neb.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 7 at St. Joseph’s Church, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Joseph’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 630, Middletown, DE 19709.
Ralph E. Motter
Ralph Edwin Motter, of Noxontown Mills, near Middletown, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, 2005, in the Christiana Hospital. He was 85.
Mr. Motter served in the 604th Ordnance Battalion in California, England and Paris during WWII. He retired in 1969 after 39 years with the Federal Government, working at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and in the Philadelphia area for the National Park Service.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Hope Ellison Motter, and three brothers, Merle and James residing near Oil City, Pa., and Paul of Blanchester, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m., in the Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Friends may call one hour before the service. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Kunz. Interment will be in Old St. Anne's Cemetery in Middletown.
Louis H. Magee
Louis H. Magee died Thursday, November 29, 2001 in Carlisle, Pa. He was 97.
Mr. Magee was a watch repairman for Kleitz Jewelers prior to working for the DuPont Company as a millwright. After retiring from DuPont in 1969, he worked for Stoops and Wilson Jewelers. He was a member of the First Alliance Church for more than 60 years.
Mr. Magee was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Wilkinson Magee, in 1980; and a daughter, Marie McCabe.
He is survived by a son, John L. Magee of Middletown; a daughter, Lois Casson of Trappe, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 4 at the McCrery Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Burial was in the Lombardy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the First Alliance Church, 2145 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.
Marian E. Errington
Marian E. Errington of Middletown died Thursday, December 6, 2001 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was 85.
Mrs. Errington was a member of the New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Middletown.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clifford R. Errington.
Services were held Dec. 10 in the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, Minquadale, New Castle.
Entombment was in the adjoining memorial park.
Contributions may be made to New Covenant Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 52, Middletown, DE 19709.
Arrangements by the McCrery Funeral Home.
Kay A. Henretty
Kay A. Henretty of New Castle died Friday, December 7, 2001. She was 68.
Mrs. Henretty was a registered Boy Scout leader for 20 years. She was the Advancement Chairman for Cub Scout pack #72 and a former Commissioner in Three Rivers District BSA. Mrs. Henretty was awarded the District Award of Merit for her service to the Boy Scouts, and the George Wessel’s Award for her service to Troop #72.
She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Henretty; six children, Edward A. Fie (Susan) of Middletown, Linda K. Hotzman (Fred) of Morrisville, Pa., Virginia D. Toller (John) of Newark, John A. Fie (Debbie) of Newark, Susan E. Larrimore (Jack, Jr.) of New Castle and Jack W. Henretty of New Castle; a sister, Diane P. Ioannoni of New Castle; a brother, John Andes; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Laburn A. Fie, Jr.; a son, Laburn A. Fie, III; and a granddaughter, Rachel E. Fie.
Services were held Dec. 12 at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, New Castle.
Interment was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, New Castle.
Contributions may be made to the Rachel Elizabeth Fie Memorial Scholarship, c/o William Penn Music Boosters, William Penn High School, New Castle, DE 19720.
Michael Scott “Mickey” Holdsworth
Michael Scott Holdsworth of Clayton died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at his home after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. He was 16.
He was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on Feb. 4, 1985 and took great pride in his Native American heritage. He attended Smyrna High School as a sophomore. Mickey was a member of the Junior ROTC and FFA. He loved bowling, fishing, family vacations and NASCAR racing.
He is survived by his parents, Danny and Thelma Lathem of Clayton; two brothers, William M. White and John R. White, both of Newark; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church, Smyrna.
Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Del. Valley Chapter, 2004 Sproul Road, Suite 208, Broomall, PA 19008 or to a favorite charity.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Eleanor Lilly (McNatt) Howell
Eleanor Lilly Howell of Wilmington died Saturday, December 8, 2001 after suffering a long illness. She was 61.
She was born Nov. 17, 1940 in Bethel, Md. She assisted in the management of Carousel Farms Riding Stables for 18 years under the management of Redmonds and Kyles. She was an active member of the Professional Horseman’s Association. Mrs. Howell was very supportive of her husband and son’s involvement with the Mill Creek Fire Company.
She is survived by her husband, James L.; a son, J.D. Howell (Mary) of Wilmington; three brothers, Clifton McNatt of Elkton, Md., Home McNatt of Deland, Fla. And Warren “Buddy” McNatt of Oxford, Pa.; four sisters, Pauline Biddle of Middletown, Grace Raspe of Debary, Fla., Kathleen “Dolly” Pouska of North East, Md. and Helen Bayles of Middlebury, Pa.
Services will be held Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, New Castle.
Interment will be in Silverbrook Memorial Park.
Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Home.
Betty B. Hurd
Betty B. Hurd of Clayton died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 67.
She was born in Brooklyn, W. Va. on Oct. 5, 1934, the daughter of the late Alta Pierson Burns and Pearl Stacy Sarbaugh.
Mrs. Hurd was a 1952 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, W. Va. Upon graduation, she moved to Del. and resided in the Clayton area.
She was a member of the VFW Post 8801 Ladies Auxiliary, Clayton.
Mrs. Hurd was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. Hurd, in Aug. of this year. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Fleischman and Ruth Poore; and a brother, Basil “Spunk” Burns.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela H. Wilson (Kevin) of Clayton; two granddaughters, Ashley E. and Alison D. Wilson, both of Clayton; two sisters, Vera J. Clower of Grass Lake, Mich. and Virginia M. Hall of Millsboro; and a brother, Billy Lee Burns of Oak Hill, W. Va.
Graveside services will be held Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood Avenue, Smyrna. There will be no viewing.
Contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Reva Mae Robinson
Reva Mae Robinson died of sudden illness on Thursday, December 6, 2001 at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia, Pa. She was 61.
She was born in Richwood, W. Va., but resided most of her life in Newark. She worked for many years as a cafeteria worker in the Christina public school system and St. Mark’s private school. She was a long-time active member in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Aetna Fire Department of Newark.
Her hobbies included playing bingo, arts and crafts and raising her two poodle pups, Lady and Tramp.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, George B. Robinson, Jr. of Newark; s son, Glen Alan Bennett of Middletown; a daughter, Elaine Kaye Tharp; a son-in-law, Randall Wayne Tharp; two grandchildren, Heather Nicole Tharp and Amanda Marie Tharp, all of Elkton, Md.; and a sister, Betty Shepard of Richwood, W. Va.
Services were held Dec. 11 at the R. T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, Newark.
Burial was in the Newark Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Aetna Ladies Auxiliary, c/o R. T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.
Priscilla Maria Ruebeck
Priscilla Maria Ruebeck of Smyrna died Friday, December 7, 2001 at home. She was 49.
She was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Albert A. Botelho, of Hockessin, and the late Mary Alice Botelho.
Mrs. Ruebeck was a 1974 graduate of the University of Delaware and was employed for 23 years with the State of Delaware Division of Mental Retardation.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Walter G. Ruebeck, Jr.; a son, Walter George Ruebeck, III, at home; a daughter, Jessica Lynn Vorous, of Smyrna; a brother, Miguel Botelho of Christiana; and a grandson, G. Tyler Vorous of Smyrna.
Services were Dec. 12 at St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Smyrna.
Interment was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Newark.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.