Geraldine Waters Reid, 76
BRANDYWINE, Md. - Geraldine Waters Reid of Brandywine, formerly of Pocomoke City, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2001, in the home of her sister. She was 76.
Mrs. Reid was born March 16, 1924, in Pocomoke, the daughter of the late Levin James and Mary Waters.
She was a retired nurse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Reid, in 1977.
She is survived by a brother and three sisters, Adrean Waters and Margaret Cottman, both of Brandywine, and Anne Taylor and Mary Waters, both of Snow Hill.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Pocomoke, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Poomoke.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke.
Floyd Manlough 'Pappy' Short, 92
CAMDEN - Floyd Manlough "Pappy" Short of Camden died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 92.
Mr. Short was. born Jan. 21, 1909, in Lebanon, the son of the late Wilmer Francis and Julia Bostic Short.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during World War II as a Bombardier flying a B-17 over Italy.
Mr. Short worked as a troubleshooter in the maintenance and repair department of Latex for 29 years, retiring in 1971.
He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Agnes Elizabeth Short; a son and his wife, Floyd Michael and Susan Short of Lewes; a daughter and her husband, Laura and Charles Lester of Lincoln University, Pa.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Sharp and her husband Tom, Kristina Lester, Charlene Lester, and Chad Lester, all of the Lincoln University area; and a nephew, Robert Short of Baltimore, Md.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to World War II Memorial Fund, c/o Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, DE 19904.
William D. Stevenson Sr., 81
GEORGETOWN - William D. Stevenson Sr. of Georgetown Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Medical Center, Milford. He was 81.
Mr. Stevenson joined his family after four years of service in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also had 22 years of service in the National Guard.
He retired in 1985, after many years of involvement with his family in the operation of a furniture and appliance business in Georgetown.
Mr. Stevenson was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown, where he had been very active far many years and was a member of the American Legion Post 18 Georgetown and the VFW He was also very active with the Republican Committee; had served on the Sussex County Council for four consecutive terms from 1980-1996.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Catherine Short Stevenson on June 18, 1985, and a son, Richard Stevenson on Feb. 23, 1969, in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by six children, Bill Stevenson Jr., Tom Stevenson, Jane Day, Ann Faucett, and Harry Stevenson, all of Georgetown, and Kate Hedges of Mancato, Minn.; 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 North Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to services.
Burial with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to the VFW Post 1931, Depot Street, Georgetown, DE. 19947.
Paul R, Swavely, 84
SMYRNA - Paul R. Swavely of Smyrna died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. He was 84.
Mr. Swavely was born April 23, 1916, in Chester, Pa.
He graduated from Girard College in Philadelphia in 1934.
He moved to Delaware 10 years ago to be closer to his daughter.
Mr. Swavely worked as a machinist for Westinghouse in Lester, Pa., for over 30 years and retired in 1978.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia McMaster of Harrington; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be noon Monday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Anne Trilck McClements, 72
DOVER - Anne Trilck McClements, of Dover, died unexpectedly from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Westminster Health Center, 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 and 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 Barry Pierce of Dover; three sons and three 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 one's choice.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Capt. Charles 'Dutch' Dabler Jr., 59
GALENA, Md. - Capt. Charles "Dutch" Dabler Jr., of Galena, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 59.
Capt. Dabler was born May 4, 1943, son of Frances Grant Dabler of Chesapeake City and the late Charles Dabler Sr.
He was raised in Chesapeake City and Rock Hall, moving to Galena in 1966. After spending l0 years in Florida, he returned to Galena in 1987.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis and NASA's Mercury missions.
Since the age of 16, Capt. Dabler had been aboard tugboats, obtaining his captain's license and worldwide certification. For the past 11 years, he was employed by Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, N.Y.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth Ann "Snookie" Wallace Dabler; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Patrick Powell of Millington; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Powell of Millington; two grandsons, Brian Powell and Michael Powell, both of Betterton; a brother, Jack Dabler of Colora; two sisters, Wanda Bull of Elkton and Ruth Ann Bull of Galena; an aunt who helped raise him, Doris Shirk of North East; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Galena Cemetery, Galena.
William F. Detwiler, 71
GREENSBORO, Md. - William F. Detwiler, of Greensboro, died of pneumonia, as a complication of cancer, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in Memorial Hospital at Easton, Easton. He was 71.
Mr. Detwiler was born in Easton, son of the late Henry Michael Detwiler and Mary Frances Taylor Detwiler.
He was a graduate of Caroline High School.
Mr. Detwiler was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
After military service, he was a transportation and equipment foreman at Choptank Electric Cooperative from 1972 until retiring in 1992.
He was an avid bicyclist who had received an award for cycling for 12 years in a row in the Cycle Across Maryland event. One of his greatest joys was playing with his grandchildren.
Mr. Detwiler also was a volunteer at Martinak State Park in Denton. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7937 in Greensboro, where he volunteered serving dinners, and of Caroline American Legion Post 29 in Denton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry M. Detwiler Jr.; and a sister, Hannah Reid.
He is survived by his wife, Betty E. Detwiler of Greensboro; three children, Patricia J. Gray and Pamela J. Detwiler, both of Greensboro, and Michael Detwiler of Preston; four stepchildren, Brenda J. Harris, Barbara Beaudet and Judy Cook, all of Denton, and Michael Judge of Harrington, Del.; two grandchildren, Joshua B. Gray and Rachel L. Gray; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roxanna "Roxie" Merriken of Denton and Elizabeth "Beeza" Rutter of Wilmington, Del.; and a brother, Charlie Detwiler of Laurel, Del.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where Masonic services will be at 8 p.m.
Services, including a VFW memorial service, will be noon Tuesday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Beulah, near Hurlock.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Relay for Life, c/o Ellen Behlke, P.O. Box 505, Denton, MD 21629.