Benjamin Thomas Licwinko Sr., 82
ROCK HALL, Md. - Benjamin Thomas Licwinko Sr. of Rock Hall died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 82.
Mr. Licwinko was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, son of the late Boleslaw' and Aleksandra Kotowska Licwinko.
He worked for more than 25 years for B.F. Goodrich as a tool-and-die maker, residing in Jeffersonville, Pa. He retired in December 1980. In 1981, he and his wife moved from Jeffersonville to Rock Hall.
In Rock Hall, Mr. Licwinko enjoyed building boats and homes. He also had a very extensive tool collection.
Mr. Licwinko attended St. John's Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Viola Rebecca Larrimore Licwinko, Nov. 17, 2001.
He is survived by a son, Benjamin T. Licwinko Jr. of Rock Hall; two daughters, Carol Ann Winkelsas of Norfolk, Va., and Bonita Amplo of Viera, Fla.; a brother, Felix Licwinko of Norristown, Pa.; two sisters, Matilda Buttville of Florida and Joanne Rega of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church, 104 W. Hector St., Conshohocken, Pa., where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will follow in St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 861 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 174, Chestertown, MD 21620; to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Eastern Shore Chapter, P.O. Box 2233, Salisbury, MD 21802; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Francis Nicholas Ruggeri, 64
MILLSBORO - Francis Nicholas Ruggeri of Millsboro died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Crozer Medical Center, Chester, Pa. He was 64.
Mr. Ruggerio served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
He worked as a stained-glass glazier with the P.J. Reeves Co. for 20 years. He then worked as a mechanic for the International Union of Elevator Construction, Local 5, for 20 years.
Mr. Ruggeri was a 4th-degree Knight and member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Burke Council, Millsboro, and at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Marine Corps League Diamond State Detachment, where he was paymaster; a member of American Legion Post 5; a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540, Rehoboth Beach; and a member of Milford Elks Lodge 2401. He also had ushered at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Concordville, Pa., where he also had served on the Church Council.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Dominic Ruggeri.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Winifred McGrath Ruggeri of Millsboro; his mother, Aurelia Ruggeri of Millsboro; a daughter, Diane Wisniewski of York, Pa.; a son, Joseph Dominic Ruggeri Sr. of Millsboro; and four grandchildren, Francis Nicholas Ruggeri, Joy Ruggeri Wisniewski, Joseph Dominic Ruggeri Jr. and John David Wisniewski.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Edmond's Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call a half-hour earlier. The Rev. Edmund T. Coppinger will officiate.
Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 157 S. Sproul Road, Springfield, Pa.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Marine Corps Toys for Tots, c/o Charles Pickering, 27808 Avalon Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Mary C. Scotton
SEAFORD - Mary C. Scotton of Seaford, and formerly of Dover, died of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, where she had been a resident for the past 20 years.
Miss Scotton had lived on Elm Terrace, Dover, before her move to Seaford. She had worked for the Delaware Board of Education for many years until her retirement in 1973.
Her love for the Lord was an inspiration to her family and friends. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was active in the circles of United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Sally Clark Scotton; five sisters, Sarah Scotton, Ruth Strickland, Evelyn Sylvester, Emma Roe and Hazel Chapin; and four brothers, Spencer Scotton, Paul Scotton, Elwood Scotton and John Scotton.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Eva Nailor Scotton and Carolyn Scotton Roe; a brother-in-law, Thomas C. Roe; and three nieces and nine nephews, who will miss her love and kind and gentle spirit.
Celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Monday in Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover. The Rev. Curtis A. Dotson will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, following the service.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 209 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901; or to Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Eugene Robert Shaffer, 72
MILLSBORO - Eugene Robert Shaffer of Millsboro, formerly of York, Pa., died following a lengthy illness Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 72.
Mr. Shaffer was born March 10, 1930, in York, son of the late Walter M. and Margaret (Schwintz) Shaffer.
He was a 1948 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, York.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
Mr. Shaffer worked for Bar Farms Construction, Lewes, and before that, he was a self-employed contractor.
Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Oak Orchard American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7046, Hellam, Pa., and the Moose Lodge, Mifflinburg, Pa.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Shaffer of Millsboro; two sons, Douglas E. Shaffer and Timothy W. Shaffer, both of York; a daughter, Shelley J. Metzler of York; three stepsons, John Hughes, Butch Moore and Chris Moore, all of York; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Moore of York; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a brother, Glenn Shaffer of York; a sister, Margaret Miller of York; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, where friends may call one hour earlier. Full military rites will be provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.
Burial at sea will take place in the spring.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 924N Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403.
Rudolf Takacs, 76
LAUREL - Rudolf Takacs of Laurel died of complications of a heart attack Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was 76.
Mr. Takacs was born in Bridgeport, Conn., son of the late Rudolf and Fannie Takacs.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He retired from the Bassick Co. in Connecticut.
Mr. Takacs enjoyed gardening and working outside.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Takacs.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Takacs of Laurel; a daughter, Katherine Rumovics of Connecticut; a stepdaughter, Yolanda Ortiz of Connecticut; a stepson, Raul Ortiz of Connecticut; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgranddaughters.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.
Charles Sylvester 'Bob' Tiller, 79
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Charles Sylvester "Bob" Tiller of Chestertown died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, in The Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 79.
Mr. Tiller was born May 4, 1923, in Pondtown, Queen Anne's County, son of the late Annie Elliott Tiller and George Tiller.
He was educated in the Queen Anne's County school system.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946.
Mr. Tiller retired from Conrail after many years working for the railroad.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Florence Fletcher Tiller and Virginia Ruley Tiller; and three sisters, Viola Massey, Ida Duckery and Sarah Teat.
He is survived by a brother-in-law; Charles Teat of Dover, Del.; six nieces; Thelma Deaton, Shirley Lively and Anna Tate, all of Chestertown, Geneva Price of Galena, Gloria Cooper of Pondtown and Evelyn Foster of Savannah, Ga.; three nephews, Dallas Teat of Phoenix, Linwood Duckery of Stowe, Pa., and William Earl Duckery of New York; a great-niece and caretaker, Connie Ryans of Pondtown; a host of other great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends; and his family at Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Family and friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday in Mount Pleasant Church, Pondtown.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the church.
Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Pondtown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Mount Pleasant Church, 1701 Dudley Corners Road, Crumpton, MD 21628.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Millington.
Vera Denise 'Niecy' Arroyo, 44
MILTON - Vera Denise "Niecy" Arroyo of Milton died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, in her home. She was 44.
Mrs. Arroyo was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Burton Chapel, Milton.
She is survived by her husband, Jose R. Arroyo of Milton; three sons, Robert Mifflin of Milton and Alexander Cook and Allen Cook Jr., both of Aiken, S.C.; a daughter, Charo Cook of Aiken; her mother, Magnolia M. Mifflin of Lewes; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Holmes "Sonny" Allen Jr. and Roxanne Allen of Lancaster, Pa., and Lorenzo and Sarah Mifflin of Pinetown; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Arlene and Hector Serrano of Georgetown, Wanda and Willie Weston of Georgetown, Deborah White of New York, and Cynthia McCummings of Jamaica, N.Y.; three uncles, Fred Parson of Georgetown and James Parson and Ernest Parson, both of Lewes; five aunts, Lena Gore of Georgetown and Vera Turner, Dorothy Parson and Gertrude Phillip, all of Lewes, and Marie Blanchard of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren; six nieces; seven nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Burton Chapel, Milton.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home, Milford.
Paul Grinnage, 73
LEWES - Paul Grinnage of Lewes died Monday, May 8, 2000, in his home. He was 73.
Mr. Grinnage was born on June 15, 1926, the son of Virginia Harris.
He spent many years as a builder in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. His last job was for Wilson's Auction, Lincoln, in charge of building and mainte-nance.
He was very interested in the welfare of the younger generation. He was a leader and role model for the younger males. He trained many carpenters, helping them decide their life vocations, for which they gave him much credit.
Mr. Grinnage had been active in the Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes, where he was a chairperson of the administration board, usher, and serving where he could. He was a 32 Degree Mason, a member of Temple Lodge 8 PHA, Milford, past master of the Lodge and past commander-in-chief of Corinthian Consis-tory 5, Wilmington, a member of Suskim Temple 60, Wilmington, and an active member of the Tuskegee Airmen and VFW 10836.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Hilda Norwood; three brothers, Marshall Harris of Philadelphia, Edwin Harris of New Jersey and Wayne Harris of Milford; two sisters, Betty Harris of Dover and Jean Palmer of Darby, Pa.; two sisters-in-law; two godchildren, Debbie Morris Taylor and Clyde Selby; and many other relatives and friends.
Service will be noon Saturday at Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the church, where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.
Burial will be in Israel Cemetery, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Israel United Methodist Church building Fund, RR 7, Lewes.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
Elnora Meadows, 78
FREDERICA - Elnora Meadows of Frederica died Monday, May 8, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 78.
Mrs. Meadows was born on Sept. 10, 1921, in Felton, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth May.
She lived her entire life in Frederica, surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Meadows loved to cook and spend time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Meadows.
She is survived by two daughters, Sarah E. Spence and Shenay E. Evans, both of Frederica; two sons, George E. May of Felton and James T. Evans of Frederica; a sister, Edna Flamer of Frederica; a brother, Clifford May of Felton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Cemetery, Dover.
George C. 'Sug' Salter, 63
SMYRNA - George C. "Sug" Salter of Smyrna died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 63.
Mr. Salter was born on July 13, 1936, in Chesterville, Md., the son of the late George R. and Edna Bailey Salter.
He worked as a mechanic for Anchor Motor Freight in Newport for 35 years, retiring in 1997.
He enjoyed working on cars and drinking coffee with all his friends at the Donut Connection in Smyrna.
He was a member of the Heritage Vintage Car Club and a fellowship member of the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Caldwell Salter; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley Marie Salter Conboy and Emiley Conboy, both of Smyrna; a brother, Richard R. Salter of Ridgely, Md; two sisters, Catherine Patrick of Church Hill, Md., and Shirley Teat of Ridgely; an uncle, Joseph R. Spry of Seaford; and two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Emiley Conboy, both of Smyrna.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 202, New Castle, DE 19720; or American Lung Cancer Association of Delaware, 1020 Gilpin Ave., Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806-3280.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Smyrna.
Alma S. 'Gim' Mulhern, 76
WILMINGTON - Alma S. "Gim" Mulhern of Wilmington and Georgetown died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 76.
Mrs. Mulhern worked as a research assistant for DuPont, Chestnut Run, retiring in 1985 after 35 years of service.
She had been an avid traveler.
Mrs. Mulhern was a member of Silverbrook United Methodist Church and Chestnut Run Retiree's Breakfast Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis P. "Bud" Mulhern, in 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Richard L. Mulhern, and his fiancee, Joyce A. Biddle, and Ronald L. Mulhern; three grandchildren, Richard A. Mulhern, Shannon I. Mulhern and Wendi M. Mulhern, all of Wilmington; two great-granddaughters, Alisha and Aughtum; a brother, John Stigile of Hockessin; and a sister, Bernie S. Ahern of Wilmington.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, Wilmington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Friends may also call from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
The family requests blood donations in Mrs. Mulhern's name to the Blood Bank of Delaware.
Savannah G. Smith, 84
SELBYVILLE - Savannah G. Smith of Selbyville died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 84.
Mrs. Smith was born in Franklin, Va., the daughter of the late Joseph and Arementa Jordan Baker.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Matthew's Baptist Church in Bishopville, Md., where she served as president of the Missionary Association for the Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emlon N. Smith, in 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jordan of Frankford; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Morris Road in Bishopville, where friends may call two hours prior to service. The Rev. Louise Williams will officiate.
Burial will be in Curtis Church Cemetery, Campbelltown Road in Bishopville.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Inc., Millsboro.
Barbara Tate, 58
LEWES - Barbara Tate of Lewes died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 58.
Mrs. Tate enjoyed interior decorating, sewing and working with crafts.
She was a past president of the Methodist Women in Hudson, Fla., and served as a chaplain's aid.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Tate, in 1988.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gary Tate of Lewes; two sons, David Tate of Havre de Grace, Md., and Stephen Tate of Fredericksburg, Va.; her fa-ther and mother, Clair Edwards and Emma B. Lippert Edwards of New Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Linda Davies of Lutz, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A reception of friends will be 11 a.m. today at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway in Lewes.
Burial will be private in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford, Pa.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to: Deaf and Hearing Impaired Charity of choice; or to Compassionate Friends Charity of choice.
Alden F. 'Butch' Robinson, 74
EARLEVILLE, Md. - Alden F. "Butch" Robinson of Earleville, and formerly of Smyrna, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in his home. He was 74.
Mr. Robinson was born on Nov. 17, 1925, in Smyrna, the son of the late George W. and Lillie Farrell Robinson.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts, which was a destroyer escort that was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines.
He was a police officer for the town of Smyrna for several years before retiring.
Mr. Robinson was a member of Garrisons Lake Golf Club and was active in the Citizens Hose Fire Co. 1 in Smyrna.
He is survived by his daughter, Diana Moores of Framingham, Mass.; his sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Bob Dickerson of Millsboro; and two grand-sons.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main St. in Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Donald Edward Lyons, 71
NEW CASTLE - Donald Edwards Lyons of New Castle died of a heart attack Monday, May 8, 2000, in Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington. He was 71.
Mr. Lyons was born in Seaford, the son of the late Oscar Noble and Lena Virginia Marvel Lyons.
He was a self-employed maintenance man.
He enjoyed writing and performing country music.
Mr. Lyons was a member of the Country Music Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah J. Graham of New Castle and Brenda Lyons at home; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King Streets in Seaford.