Edward C. Fortner
Edward C. Fortner, of Middletown, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Born in Wilmington on June 2, 1930, Mr. Fortner was the son of the late Pauline Conard Fortner and Howard A. Fortner, Sr. For 39 years, he worked for the News Journal Company, retiring in 1991 as the assistant director of circulation. Mr. Fortner was a devout Christian and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Stanton. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of Ducks Unlimited and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Fortner will be remembered as a devoted family man who delighted in spending time with his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Fortner was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard A. Fortner, Jr. and John A. Fortner. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Clara Yearicks Fortner; three children, Theresa F. Sheriden and husband, Bill, of Middletown; Cathy L. Walls and husband, John, of Newark; and Edward C. Fortner II and wife, Karen, of Newark; six grandchildren, J.R. Walls and wife Beth, Diana Walls, Timothy Walls, Ryan Fortner, Justin Fortner and Colby Fortner; five great grandchildren; and his pet Labrador Retriever, Shadow.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, March 18, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), P.O. Box 6067, Stanton, DE 19804.
William A. Lockwood
William A. “Bill” Lockwood, of Smyrna, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Courtland Manor Nursing Home in Dover. He was 80.
Bill was a self-employed plumbing contractor. He was a member of the Middletown Moose Lodge 1295.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty S. Lockwood, one brother, Robert Lockwood of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Donald W. McElroy II, of Wilmington and Kimberly McElroy of Smyrna.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE, 19805.
Marion B. Gobrecht
Marion B. Gobrecht, passed away on March 11, 2005 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. She was 91.
Born in Rose Valley, Pa., Marion was a resident of Golts, Md. for the past five years. Her previous residence was Wallingford and Chadds Ford, Pa. Marion was the owner of Sentinel Motel in Birmingham Twp., Pa.
She is survived by a daughter, Carole J. (Jack) Maguire of Golts. She was grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of two.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Warwick, Md.
Interment will be private.
Donations can be made to Cecil County SPCA, Md. 213, Chesapeake, Md, 21915.
May Belle (Reynolds) Deputy
May Belle (Reynolds) Deputy of Middletown and Odessa passed away Friday, March 9, 2007, at Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 91.
Mrs. Deputy retired from Leeds Travelwear, but spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Deputy; two sisters, Thelma Adams and Ann Jones; and two brothers, Wesley Reynolds and Harvey Reynolds.
She is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Lois and Paul Loder of Odessa; a son and a daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Nona Deputy of York Springs, Pa.; a brother, Roger Reynolds of Wilmington; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on March 13 at St. Georges Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Georges United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, St. Georges, DE 19733.
Nadine Mae Davis
Nadine Mae Davis of New Castle died on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 71.
Mrs. Davis was born on Feb. 29, 1936, in East Palestine, Ohio, daughter of the late James R. and Dorothy Kuhns Patterson.
She was employed as a dietary aide and clerk at the Delaware State Hospital for more than 14 years, until her retirement in 1988.
Mrs. Davis was a devoted mother and talented homemaker and she especially enjoyed crocheting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene L. Truitt.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert R. Davis; three daughters, Linda J. Tharp of Middletown, Cheryl A. Bartell of Elsmere and Wendy S. DeKalb of Newark; a son, Philip E. Davis of Elkton, Md.; three stepsons, Robert A. Davis and Brian K. Davis, both of Elkton and James M. Davis of Weirton, W.Va.; a sister, Althea McPherson of Waynesville, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held on March 12 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle.
Burial followed in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Richard Joslyn Myers
Richard Joslyn Myers of New Castle died Friday, March 9, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 64.
Mr. Myers was born on April 13, 1942, in Wilmington.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he earned a Bronze Star for valor.
Mr. Myers was employed as a polymer processing technician with the DuPont Company at the Experimental Station for 37 years, until his retirement in 1997.
He greatly enjoyed working with computers and traveling with his family.
Mr. Myers was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of St. John the Beloved parish.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Myers.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Scherry Miliotis Myers; a son, Stephen Joslyn Myers; his mother, Angeline McCall Myers of Wilmington; and three sisters, Sandra Pierson of Wilmington, Marilyn Anderson of Chantilly, Va., and Nancy Nadel of Middletown.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 13 at St. John the Beloved R.C. Church, Wilmington.
Burial with military honors will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 15, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Volunteer Services of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle.
Daniel P. Turvey
Daniel P. Turvey of New Castle passed away suddenly as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday, March 3, 2007. He was 36.
Mr. Turvey was born in Philadelphia, sonof George T. and Mary P. Turvey.
He was a 1989 graduate of St. Mark’s High School.
Mr. Turvey served in the U.S. Air National Guard during Desert Storm.
He worked as a chief custodian for West Park Elementary and the YMCA.
Mr. Turvey loved football, camping and disc golf. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Coleen E. Turvey; three daughters, Christine, Tiffany and Sara; his other, Mary P. Turvey of Lewes; his father, George T. Turvey of New Castle; four siblings, Janice Christeson of Ohio, Timothy J. Turvey of Pennsylvania, Thomas G. Turvey of Newark and Regina A. Minzer, of Middletown; his best friend and nephew, Ian McLarthy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held March 10 at First Assembly of God, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist in the education of Mr. Turvey’s daughters to College America c/o 32009 Janice Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Henry J. ‘Harry’ McCauley
Henry J. “Harry” McCauley of Pot Nets, formerly of Stanton, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2007, surrounded by his loved ones at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was 64.
He was known and respected for his abilities in the autobody industry.
Mr. McCauley’s greatest joy was being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Naomi; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Renee and Pat Law of Townsend and Dee and Grant Greenwood Sr. of Smyrna; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Amy of Elkton, Md., and Henry and Jo Ellen of Warwick, Md.; a brother and a sister-in-law, Francis P. and Marlene McCauley; 10 wonderful grandchildren; and three beautiful great-grandchildren.
Services were held on March 14 in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beebe Medical Center Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Margaret Marie Shetzler Winder
Margaret Marie Shetzler Winder of Middletown died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 with her husband by her side. She was 76.
Mrs. Winder was born April 1, 1925 near Odessa, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Shetzler. She was a graduate of John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna and attended Delaware Hospital School of Nursing.
She was the Republican chairman of the 4th Election District of the 27th Representative District for 24 years and was Honorary Sergeant at Arms at the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla. She served as chairman of the Delaware Bingo Control Commission under Governor Peterson. Mrs. Winder was a former treasurer of Middletown New Century Club and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an Avon Honor Society Sales Representative. She was a notary public and certified travel agent. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Winder enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, coin collecting, genealogy, cooking and reading.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, J. Byrton D. Winder; a son, Thomas Winder of Middletown; a daughter, Nancy Cheney (Peter) of Bear; a sister, Carolyn C. Foraker of Port Penn; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Ann Marie Cheney of Bear.
Services were held March 10 at Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Interment was in Old Drawyers Cemetery, north of Odessa.
Audrey L. Rash
Audrey L. Rash of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Richardson Park, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 75.
Mrs. Rash retired in 1986 from the Hercules Company where she worked for 25 years. She was a lifetime member of the Richardson Park United Methodist Church and an assistant Girl Scout leader many years ago.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Francis G. Rash; three sons, F. Dwight Rash of Wilmington, Wyatt Rash of Middletown and Edward Rash (Robin) of Bear; a daughter, Susan Watkins (Joseph) of Middletown; a brother, Robert M. Ludlow; a cousin Barbara Sayles; and five grandchildren, Michele Watkins and Lindsey, Michael, Sara and Travis Rash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helen Marshall Ludlow; and a brother, Edward Ludlow.
Services were held March 9 at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, New Castle.
Interment was in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Richardson Park United Methodist Church, N. Maryland and Matthes avenues, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Homes.
Ellen Corbett of Orwigsburg, Pa., formerly of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, where she has been a resident since Jan. 2002. She was 85.
Mrs. Corbett was born in Branchdale, Pa., Sept. 15, 1916 to Michael and Ellen (Secula) Dankulich. She had been a seamstress for various knitting mills in the area and she was a member of the St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven.
She is survived by four children, Dolores Corbett of Middletown, James Corbett of Bushnill, Fla., Patricia Momot of Lewes and Ronald Corbett of Wilmington; two brothers, Michael Dankulich of Branchdale, Pa. and John Dankulich of Shelton, Wash.; a sister, Regina Sholansky of Schuylkill Haven; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Corbett, in 1982.
Services were held March 9 at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
Interment was in the St. Ambrose Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Schuylkill Women in Crises, PO Box 96, Pottsville, PA 17901.
Arrangements by the Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.
Alice Jane Hornberger
Alice Jane Hornberger of Warwick, Md. died Sunday, March 3, 2002 in her home from cancer. She was 52.
Miss Hornberger was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late George W. Hornberger and Juanita Boyles Hornberger of Warwick.
She was a graduate of New York University Film Institute and the Actor’s Studio. She appeared on Broadway in the Fantastics, the TV series The Guiding Light from 1978 through 1979 and in several TV commercials.
Miss Hornberger was an antique dealer owning and operating several stores in her career. She loved history and enjoyed antiques.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Ira Hornberger of Warwick.
Services will be held Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, Chesapeake City, Md.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cecil County Chapter, PO Box 655, Elkton, MD, 21921.
Arrangements by the Fellows Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Cecilton, Md.
Charles W. Stokley, Jr.
Charles W. Stokley, Jr. of Clayton, died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. He was 93.
Mr. Stokley was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. After marrying his wife, Catherine, he moved to Clayton, N.J. and then moved to Delaware in 1975.
He had been employed for many years as a driver/salesman and also as a custodial worker, retiring in 1970.
Mr. Stokley was a member of Odd Fellows Mille Lodge #1000, Philadelphia, the Clayton Lions Club, Clayton, Del. and Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clayton, Del.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by a son, Frank C. Stokley of Smyrna; two daughters, Dorothy M. Sugalski of Dover and Nancy E. Pezzella of Clayton, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Carlisle, in 1991.
Services will be held Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clayton Avenue and West Street, Clayton, Del., where friends may call at 10 a.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clayton Lions Club, c/o Sam Mace, 15 Glenway, Smyrna, DE 19977 or to Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist Church, PO Box 266, Clayton, DE 19938.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.