Frank E. Dellinger, 68
DOVER - Frank E. Dellinger of Dover died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in his home surrounded by his family. He was 68.
Mr. Dellinger retired in 1996 after 30 years with United Association of Pipefitters Local 74.
He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing, building bird houses, trap shooting and was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Jeff Gordon.
Mr. Dellinger was a member of Silver Lake Fishing Club.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Carol R. Dellinger; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark D. and Lorraine Dillinger of Dover; a grandson, David; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly A. and Randy Wooters of Greensboro, Md.; two granddaughters, Jessica R. and Rebecca L.; three stepdaughters, Patricia Smith, Donna Poore and Margaret Adkins, all of Smyrna; two step-granddaughters, Jessica Smith and Rachel Poore; two step-grandsons, Bobby and Dustin Duphily; a brother, Al Dellinger of New Castle; a sister, Louise Chelf of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Mildred N. Dorman, 83
MILTON - Mildred N. Dorman of Milton died Thursday, Feb 27, 2003, in her home. She was 83.
Mrs. Dorman was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Harry and Nora (Argo) Campbell.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dorman was a member of Grace Church in Milton.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Edward Maloney of Milton; and a grandson, Christopher Maloney of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.
Albert M. Garver
WYOMING - Albert M. Garver of Wyoming died peacefully, lovingly, surrounded by his family and his dog Marlena, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, in his home.
Mr. Carver and his wife resided in Port Orange, Fla., and Wyoming.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, among other medals. He retired in San Antonio, Texas, after a 26-year career in the Air Force. His duty assignments took him to England, Spain, France, The Congo and Crete, Greece. Mr. Garver continued working after his military retirement with Northrop Page in Saudi Arabia.
He was an avid listener of classical music, enjoyed playing tennis, skiing and basking in the Florida sun. His greatest passion was to gather and spend time with his family.
Mr. Garver will be remembered as a consummate gentleman, a humble, loyal, compassionate husband, father and friend. His family and friends will forever miss his great wisdom, incredible loyalty and his exceptional ability to appreciate the good in everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ermelinda; six children, Albert Marvin Jr., Gloria, Manuel, Maria, Sylvia and Robert; 21 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services will be 2:45 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, in the Post Chapel in Arlington Cemetery, Va.
Burial services will follow services with full military honors.
Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Roy G. Hess, 76
LEWES - Roy G. Hess of Lewes died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in Park View Nursing Home in Wilmington. He was 76.
Mr. Hess was born in Strasburg, Pa., son of the late Frank K. and Anna Groff Hess.
He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mr. Hess had been employed as a sales representative for RCA Electronics Corp.
He loved to fish.
Mr. Hess was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church, Lewes, the men's club at Angola by the Bay, and served as a volunteer at Beebe Medical Center.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Heisler Hess, in January 2003.
He is survived by his son, Dr. Gary W. Hess of Englewood, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Rose Marie Spidle of Lancaster, Pa.; a stepson, Ed Butt of Lancaster; a brother, J. Paul Hess of Woodhall, N.Y.; a sister, Ruth Widders of Strasburg, Pa.; and a grandson, Ryan Hess.
Burial will be private in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Margaret Magalene Matthews, 78
FRANKFORD - Margaret Magalene Matthews of Frankford died after a long illness Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003. She was 78.
Mrs. Matthews was born June 15, 1924 in Accomack County, Va., daughter of the late Margaret and James Burton. She was reared in North Hampton County, Va. She was the 14th of 21 children.
She was affectionately known as Mag. It was in Accomack County where she met her late husband, Clifton Matthews Sr., with whom she shared more than 40 years. Nine children were born from this union.
Mrs. Matthews was a hard worker and strict disciplinarian. She had a feisty spirit and was a firm believer in speaking her mind.
She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and always enjoyed a good laugh.
Mrs. Matthews was a member of the Apostolic Holiness Church in Whitesville, Va., for many years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children, Ada, Clifton Jr. and James Matthews.
She is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Turner of Millsboro, Margaret Tull of Salisbury, Md., Barbara Brown of Frankford and Valorie Parsons of Fruitland, Md.; two sons, Robert Matthews Sr. of Camden, N.J., and Immanuel Matthews of Virginia; four son-in-laws, Raymond Turner, Edward Holland, Charles Parsons and Arthur Fosque Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Dorothy Matthews and Loretta Matthews; a sister, Caroline Kellam of Salisbury; a sister-in-law, Bernice Bradley of Jamison, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Hampton Kellam Sr. and Floyd Bradley; 32 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be noon today in St. John 2nd Baptist Church, Mt. Joy, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Golden Acres Cemetery in Selbyville.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Anne Trilch McClements, 72
DOVER - Anne Trilch McClements of Dover died unexpectedly from complications associated with Alzheimer's Disease Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Westminster Health Center in Dover. She was 72.
Mrs. McClements was born in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Roderick H. and Alice Eubanks Trilck.
She moved to Pittsburgh in 1940, where she graduated from Winchester-Thurston School in 1949. She then attended Sweet Briar College for one year, leaving to get married. She and her husband resided in the Philadelphia area until 1957, where he received his medical training and where their first four children were born. They then moved to Dover, where, in addition to being a devoted and loving wife, mother and homemaker, she became an excellent golfer, an expert gardener and a beloved friend to many in the community. She enjoyed the many trips that she and her husband made, which included rafting many western rivers and scuba diving, but most of all she enjoyed her family, friends and especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. McClements was a longtime hospice volunteer, a member of Maple Dale Country Club and Sprig and Twig Garden Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Hubbard; and her dear friend and mother-in-law, Lucille McClements.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James B. McClements, M.D.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Jane McClements, M.D., of King of Prussia, Pa., and Nancy and Berry Pierce of Dover; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Heidi McClements of Boulder, Colo., Walter and Charlene McClements of Durham, N.C., and Bill and Susan McClements of Lexington, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, the Bayhealth Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Eric Miller, 11
MIDDLETOWN - Eric Miller of Middletown died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in his home. He was 11.
Eric was a student at John G. Leach School in New Castle, where he was very well cared for by hardworking and dedicated staff. A special "thank you" to all who worked so hard with Eric.
Eric was truly a ray of sunshine. His bright smile and cheery disposition will be deeply missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Deborah Miller; his father and wife, Raymond and Arlene Miller; and his younger siblings, Todd, Ryan, and Sara. One of Eric's most precious gifts in life was his caregiver, Janice Jennings, who, through love and dedication to him and his family for many years, contributed immeasurably to Eric's happiness and fulfillment in life.
Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be private following in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Instead of flowers, please send all donations to United Cerebral Palsy, 700A River Road, Wilmington, DE 19809.
LeRoy Joseph 'Shorty' Poole, 82
HILLSBORO, Md. - LeRoy Joseph "Shorty" Poole of Hillsboro died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, in his home. He was 82.
Mr. Poole was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Baltimore, son of the late William L. and Pauline Paluse Poole.
He was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School.
Mr. Poole worked as a machinist for Continental Can, now Crown Cork and Seal. He moved to Hillsboro from Chase in 1996.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Poole, on Nov. 17, 1997.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Melissa of Hillsboro; a brother, Robert Poole of Hamden; and two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Daniel Poole of Hillsboro.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A. Greensboro, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Hillsboro.