Roy Elwood Albert, 94
ROSEVILLE, Md. - Roy Elwood Albert of Roseville died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, in the Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington, Del. He was 94.
Mr. Albert was born Dec. 17, 1907, son of the late William Woodlin, Sr. and Cora Albert.
He was educated in the Roseville school, and lived his entire life in Roseville until last year when he moved to Wilmington with his grandson, Leroy Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Dickerson Albert; his daughter, Catherine Stevens; five sisters, Sarah Mosely, Roxie Minus, Mary, Virgie and Hester Woodlin; six brothers, Raymond Albert, John, Samuel, Jaster, Perry and Herbert Woodlin.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Leroy Jones, James Elliott Stevens, Kevin V. Stevens, Kay M. Stevens, and Bertha (Patsy) Roberts, all of Wilmington, and D. Craig Stevens of New Orleans, La.; seven great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William Woodlin, Jr., of Marydel; two sisters, Bertha Foote and Mabel Jones, both of Baltimore; and a devoted friend, Roy Gibbs of Dover, Del.
Services will be noon Saturday, in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Marydel, Md., where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, Md.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, Del.
Ruth R. Boyer, 75
DOVER - Ruth R. Boyer of Dover died, after a long illness, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, in Select Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 75.
Mrs. Boyer was born in Magnolia, daughter of the late Raymond Scott and Mary E. Bowers Scott.
She was the pastor of the Fellowship Mission Pentecostal Church (Fork's Branch) in Dover.
Mrs. Boyer worked at Kent General Hospital, Dover, for approximately 30 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Boyer; four brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlynn Boyer of Philadelphia; a son, Dwayne Boyer of Georgetown; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; three sisters, Eva M. Moore of Wilmington and Rachel E. Scott and Marian Scott, both of Dover; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Services will be 7 p.m. Monday in Bethel Pentecostal Church, 2300 N. Pine St., Wilmington, where friends may call five hours earlier.
Burial will be Tuesday in Barrett's Chapel Cemetery, near Frederica.
Nunzio Bramante, 82
MILFORD - Nunzio Bramante of Milford died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in his home. He was 82.
Mr. Bramante joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and proudly fought in the South Pacific.
He was a mason, working for various companies in New Jersey, where he resided most of his life. He and his wife moved to Milford about 18 years ago.
He liked playing cards with his brother, and taking care of his yard.
Mr. Bramante was a member of the First Baptist Church, Frederica.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances.
He is survived by a son, Thomas Bramante of Milford; and a brother, Dominic Bramante of Milford.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Arrangements by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.
George A. Chambers, 76
GREENWOOD - George A. Chambers of Greenwood died of complications of diabetes Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 76.
Mr. Chambers was born near Hickory, N.C., son of the late Marvin and Etter Chambers.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
During the 1970s, he worked in logging. He then went into millwright construction, retiring from Caroline County Contractors in Maryland in 1988. Then, he was a school-bus driver for the Woodbridge School District, retiring in June 1997 after four years of service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eula Mae Chambers, in April 1989; and a son, Jerry Mode.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Marjorie Hignutt Chambers of Greenwood; three children, Emma Jean Walker of Rutherfordton, N.C., Randy George Chambers of Preston, Md., and Debra Ann "Penny" Ford of Union Mills, N.C.; six stepchildren, Douglas Hignutt, Carolyn Pearson and George Hignutt, all of Greenwood, Richard Hignutt of Harrington, Betty Coker of Columbus, Ga., and Donna Vacek of Sharptown, Md.; a sister, Jesse Eller of Connelly Springs, N.C.; a grandson, Erik Lee Pinder of Rutherfordton; several step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 S. 2nd St., Denton, Md.
Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Baptist Church, Ellenboro, N.C., where friends also may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Greg Hathaway will officiate.
Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Ellenboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 114, Salisbury, MD 21801.
Ellenboro arrangements by McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside, N.C.
Rosie Mitzel, 61
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Rosie Mitzel of Sudlersville died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 61. She was a longtime resident of Harford County, Md. and had lived in Sudlersville for the past 15 years.
Ms. Mitzel was born on Sept. 16, 1941, in Ashe County, NC, daughter of the late Adolphus and Effie Miller.
She was the companion of Pete Yeager.
She is survived by two sons, Michael K. Warfield of Walden, N.Y. and Brian E. Mitzel of Sudlersville, Md.; four grandchildren, Jessica Warfield, Kristen Warfield, Brandon Mitzel and Daniel Mitzel; two sisters, Barbara Miller of Baltimore and Alfie Jones of Rising Sun, Md.; four brothers, John Miller of Cecil County, Md., Bruce Miller of Darlington, Md., Smith Miller of Virginia and James Miller of Junior, W.Va.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, Pa., where friend may call one hour earlier. The Rev. John W. Manry will officiate.
Burial will be in Darlington Cemetery, Darlington.
Helen P. O'Neal, 87
DOVER - Helen P. O'Neal of Dover died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in Silver Lake Center. He was 87.
Mrs. O'Neal was born in Chester County, Pa., daughter of the late Diller and Nellie Reissnyder.
She had been employed at the Firestone Manufacturing Co. in Pottstown, Pa. and had spent her later years as a caregiver to those who were less fortunate.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O'Neal, who died in 1980.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Osborne of Norristown, Pa. and Webster Osborne of West Chester, Pa.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director Inc., Dover.
John Ruane, 88
LEWES - John Ruane of Lewes died of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in his home. He was 88.
Mr. Ruane was born in Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland, son of the late Dominic Ruane and Sarah Dunlevy.
He had been employed by the Plasterers Union in Washington, D.C. After he retired, he worked for the Architect of the Capitol, also in Washington.
Mr. Ruane was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes, and of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Porter Ruane of Brookings, S.D.; two daughters, Mary Agnes Schulz of Australia and Margaret Ruane of Lewes; two sons, John Patrick Ruane of Brookings and Dominic Joseph Ruane of Takoma Park, Md.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Edmond's Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Raymond Forester will officiate.
Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Ocean View.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Marie Young Hearn, 79
SEAFORD - Marie Young Hearn of Seaford died of pneumonia Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 79.
Mrs. Hearn was born in Ossining, N.Y., daughter of the late Percy and Marie Buddleman Young.
She was a graduate of Salisbury State Teachers College (now Salisbury University), Salisbury, Md.
She was an elementary-school teacher in the Seaford School District before retiring.
Mrs. Hearn was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Allen Hearn, in 1979.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry A. and Karen L. Hearn of Seaford; two grandchil-dren, Zachary Hearn and Victoria Hearn; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul A. and Willye Young of Delmar, Md.; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Cook of Seaford.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Christ Lutheran Church, Shipley Street, Seaford. The Rev. Andrew Watkins will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Marie Y. Hearn Memorial Fund, c/o Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973.
Harry F. Heller, 84
SMYRNA - Harry F. Heller of Smyrna died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dover. He was 84.
Mr. Heller was a foreman for the Delaware Memorial Bridge, retiring in 1982. He had also owned and op-erated a farm near Townsend for 45 years. During the 1950s, he played the guitar and fiddle and sang with the Melody Rangers. They performed on television and radio, and also played at nursing homes and for veterans.
He enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, hunting, traveling and riding his motorcycle. He was a good person with a big heart and lived life to the fullest.
Mr. Heller was a member and past committeeman for the Democratic Club, 29th District, and past presi-dent and secretary for the Blackbird Community Center.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Heller; and a daughter, Maude Carey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Claire T. Heller; and two brothers, Bobby of Bangor, Maine, and Leon "Chick" Heller of New Castle.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.
Services will be 11:45 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Minquadale.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the St. Polycarps Building Fund, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Bishop Clifford Jones, 79
REHOBOTH BEACH - Bishop Clifford Jones of Rehoboth Beach died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Beebe Convalescent Home, Lewes. He was 79.
Mr. Jones was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Reynolds, Ga., son of the late Mrs. Alice Virginia Jones White, sec-ond eldest of six children. He was a great source of strength to his mother and the younger children.
Much later, he moved to Miami, and in 1969, he met and became engaged to Margaret Miller of Reho-both. Two years later, they were wed in holy matrimony. That same year he was appointed an elder of the Soul Saving Church on Norwood Street in Rehoboth Beach. There, he served as pastor for more than 30 years.
Although his health began to fail, he still continued to do the work that God had called him to do; so much so, that he was later appointed as a bishop. He will be greatly missed by all, not only in Rehoboth Beach, but also by churches in the surrounding areas.
He is survived by his lovely wife of 32 years, Margaret; a sister and brother-in-law, Willie Clyde Battle and Robert Battle of New York City; a sister-in-law, Cora Miller, as well as Mrs. Miller's husband, Martin Miller, of Rehoboth Beach; 21 nieces; 16 nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Soul Saving Station, Norwood Street, Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park near Milton.
Thomas A. 'Alvin' Lowman, 67
SMYRNA - Thomas A. "Alvin" Lowman of Smyrna died of lung cancer Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in his home. He was 67.
Mr. Lowman was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Townsend, son of the late Albert J. and Katie Tarbutton Low-man.
He worked in the maintenance department of PPG Industries in Cheswold for 22 years before retiring in 1998.
Mr. Lowman enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Reed Lowman; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Melvin Hershberger of Dover; two grandchildren, Megan and Michael Hershberger; two special nieces, Crystal and Dawn Talley; and a special nephew, Lou Puspoki.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, where friends also may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
The family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Joseph A. McGuigan Jr., 65
MILLSBORO - Joseph A. McGuigan Jr. of Long Neck, near Millsboro, and formerly of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Christiana Hospital of Christiana Care, Newark. He was 65.
Mr. McGuigan was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a retired marine machinist for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Shop 38.
Mr. McGuigan was a member of Mary, Mother of Peace, Catholic Church in Oak Orchard, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Joan McGuigan, in March 2003; and two sons, Michael McGuigan and Timothy McGuigan.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph C. McGuigan and Lisa McGuigan, and Dennis McGuigan; a brother, James McGuigan; and four grandchildren, Michael, Sean, Caitlin and Melissa.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in the Long Neck chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road, Millsboro.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Mary, Mother of Peace, Catholic Church, Del. 24, Millsboro (Oak Orchard).
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, near Millsboro.
Jacob 'Jack' Schuh, 69
MARYDEL - Jacob "Jack" Schuh of Marydel died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 69.
Mr. Schuh was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Yugoslavia, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Possert) Schuh.
He received his B.S. degree from the University of Delaware in engineering.
Mr. Schuh was employed by the state of Delaware for 34 years. He retired as central district engineer for Kent County. His retirement was spent traveling to Vermont and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rose Schuh of Marydel; two sons, Scott Schuh of Dover and Eric Schuh of Felton; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Mark Weyant of Dover; and a grandchild, Matthew J. Schuh of Roanoke, Va.
Memorial Mass services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Kent County SPCA and/or to the American Heart Associa-tion.
Carrie Stanford, 81
DOVER - Carrie Stanford of Dover died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Green Valley Pavilion, Smyrna. She was 81.
Mrs. Stanford was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Tennille, Ga., daughter of the late Johnnie and Carrie Hooks.
She was a domestic worker.
Mrs. Stanford was a member of Mother of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter L. Harden; and her second husband, John Stanford.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Wiltbank of Dover; two sons, Jerry Harden of Richmond, Va., and Larry Harden of Dover; an adopted daughter, Donna Dunbar of Dover; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Harden; two sons-in-law, Jerome Wiltbank and Leonard Dunbar; and a sister, Evelyn Wilson of Dover.
Services will be noon Friday in Union Missionary Baptist Church, Dover, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. Dr. R.G. Moore Jr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Whatcoat Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
Ida Mae Warrington, 75
GEORGETOWN - Ida Mae Warrington of Georgetown died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Warrington was born in Milford, daughter of the late Perry R. and Lela Warren Mears.
She was a school bus driver for the Indian River School District for 30 years, retiring in 1992. She had also worked for the Diamond State Telephone Co. for 12 years as a telephone operator, retiring in 1959.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Warrington was a member of Providence United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer for 40 years, and was involved with the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Georgetown His-torical Society.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary C. Mears; and a brother, George R. Mears.
her husband of 55 years, Samuel W. Warrington of Georgetown; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Mike Willing of Georgetown; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Charlene War-rington of Georgetown; and three grandchildren, Katie Warrington, Beth Willing and Kelsi Warrington, all of Georgetown.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown.
Services will be noon Friday in the funeral home.
Burial will he in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Providence U.M. Church, c/o Mrs. Cindy Pepper, 26349 Shortly Road, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to Delaware Hospice, 600 S. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Clara V. Watson Boulter, 98
ROCK HALL, Md. - Clara V. Watson Boulter of Rock Hall died of cancer Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Chestertown Rehabilitation Center. She was 98.
Mrs. Boulter was born March 7, 1903, in Skinners Neck, daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Mary "Daisy" Kendall Watson.
She worked for seafood packinghouses, the Chestertown Defense Plant and as a seamstress.
Mrs. Boulter was a member of Raum Chapel Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Boulter in 1956; a son, Charles D. "Hooker" Boulter; and two grandsons, Monty Trimble and Bruce Kendall.
She is survived by three daughters, M. Lorraine Kendall, P. Joyce Trimble and M. Fay Yerkie, all of Rock Hall; a sister, Helen Ashley of Rock Hall; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Raum Chapel, Skinners Neck.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery, Rock Hall.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Rock Hall Ambulance Fund or to Raum Chapel Building Fund, c/o the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, MD 21635.