Howard Bowden Maxwell, Ph.D
LEWES - Dr. Howard B. Maxwell died peacefully Wednesday, March 7, 2001, after a long illness in his home.
Dr. Maxwell was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., the son of the late Paul and Sadie Heron Maxwell.
A committed educator, he believed with Henry Brooks Adams, that "a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." His whole life reflected this philosophy.
Following graduation from Gettysburg College in 1952, he was commissioned as a naval officer serving during the Korean War.
He then received his M.A.T. from Harvard University, and taught in the Newton, Mass., public schools for three years before becoming director of alumni relations at his alma mater. He left Gettysburg in 1962 to complete his doctorate at the University of Michigan. After serving on the staff of the State University of New York at Albany, N.Y., as the coordinator of academic advisement, Dr. Maxwell became dean of students at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., rising to the position of vice president for educational planning while there.
In 1973, he accepted an appointment as vice president of the Commission On Independent Colleges Universities for the state of New York. After six years in Albany he was asked to become the president of the equivalent organization in New Jersey. He was " back again on campus" in 1984, when he accepted the position of president of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media, Pa.
In 1989, he was asked to return as its president to Girard College, where he had been a student from age 7 until graduation from high school. This was the high point of his administrative career.
In retirement, his involvement with the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning of the University of Delaware became the culmination of his commitment to education. He developed and taught courses on the American presidency, World War II, the American Revolution and the history of U.S. Immigration. He also chaired the Academy's Council from 1997 to 2000.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Funk Maxwell.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Moxey Maxwell of Lewes; a daughter, Alison Maxwell Kochie of Hockessin, and her husband, John; a stepdaughter, Marcia Moxey Hodges of Fairfax, Va.; and a step-son, Thomas Taylor Hodges of Wrightsville, Pa., and his wife Dana.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, King Charles & Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Howard B. Maxwell Endowment Fund, Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE 19958; or the Delaware Hospice Southern, 600 S. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins- Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19959.
Robert 'Bob' L. McDonald, 55
SMYRNA - Robert "Bob" L. McDonald of Smyrna died of cancer Sunday, March 4, 2001, in Smyrna Correctional Institute. He was 55.
Mr. McDonald was born Jan. 15, 1946, the son of Louisa and Carlton McDonald.
He graduated from Lewes High School, class of 1964.
He loved sports, basketball, baseball and football.
Mr. McDonald was a member of First Baptist Church of Lewes.
He is survived by a daughter, Audrey L. Hammond of Lincoln; two sons, Robert L. McDonald of Bridgeville, Pa., and Troy M. McDonald of Mesa, Ariz., and six grandchildren, Danyelle McDonald, Amanda McDonald and Forester McDonald, all of Bridgeville, Alise Hammond and Ann Dee Hammond, both of Lincoln, and Christina McDonald of Mesa.
Service and burial were private.
Friends may call at the home of Audrey Hammond, RD 2, Box 261, Lincoln.
Arrangements by Cremation Services of Delaware, Wilmington.
Walter 'Speck' Passwaters Jr., 74
HOUSTON - Walter "Speck" Passwaters Jr. of Houston died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 74.
Mr. Passwaters was born in Houston, the son of the late Walter and Ada (Wills) Passwaters.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, who served as a tank operator. He served in Okinawa, Japan.
Mr. Passwaters retired after 37 years as a panel board operator at the DuPont Seaford Plant.
He was an avid hunter and trapper. He was also a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Passwaters was a member of Aldersgates Wesleyan Church of Milford,
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Victoria (Ruark) Passwaters in 1996.
He is survived by his second wife of three years, Marie (Hopkins) Bradley Passwaters of Houston; three sons, David L. Passwaters, Walter A. Passwaters and Robert E. Passwaters, all of Houston; two daughters, Diane P. McHugh of Harrington and Dolores Faye Lantz of Houston; a brother, Arthur Passwaters of Milford; three sisters, Annabelle Bennett of Milford, Betty Gonzalez of Houston and Ella Mae King of Ellendale; eight grandchildren; a grandson, Michael A. Passwaters, who was raised by his grandfather; and a great-grandson.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Aldersgates Wesleyan Church, 405 Marshall St., Milford.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
Evelyn Elizabeth 'Robbie' Robinson, 82
LEWES - Evelyn Elizabeth "Robbie" Robinson of Lewes died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Harbor Health Care Center, Lewes. She was 82.
Mrs. Robinson retired from the Maryland Transportation Authority after 35 years as a bus driver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Elmer Robinson.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel David and Mary Ann Robinson of Lewes; a brother, Robert Mack of Revanna, Ohio; a sister, Helen L. Dye of Revanna; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Mausoleum at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Charlie Arnold will officiate.
Instead of flowers, contributions are suggested to the East Side Church of Christ in Dundalk, Md.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
George David Savage, 66
DOVER - George David Savage of Dover, formerly of Load, Ky., and Cincinnati, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He was 66.
Mr. Savage was born July 15, 1934, in Wurtland, Ky., the son of the late George Franklin and Mamie Young Savage.
He served in the Korean War, a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Savage retired as a printer.
He was a avid fisherman. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete in local sports.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Janice Nichols Savage, in 1980.
He is survived by a son, Jeff M. Savage of Dover; two brothers, Nick Savage and Charles Savage, both of Raceland, Ky.; a sister, Emma Jean Miller of Raceland, Ky., and two grandchildren.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Reed Funeral Home, Greenup, Ky.
Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Load Christian Baptist Church, Load, Ky., where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Steve Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Load.
Louise W. Stoops, 83
RIDGELY, Md. - Louise W. Stoops of Ridgely died of complications of Alzheimer's Disease Sunday, March 11, 2001, in the Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 83.
Mrs. Stoops was born in Ridgely, the daughter of the late Norman Wilson and Sara Elma Davis Wilson. She had lived in Ridgely and Hillsboro all her life.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Stoops was a member of the Hillsboro-Queen Anne United Methodist Church is Hillsboro, a former member of the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Community Club and worked with the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in 1936, Clinton F. Stoops, on Feb. 22, 2000.
She is survived by a son, Clinton "Butch" Stoops of Queenstown: a daughter, Constance S. Shortall of Denton; three grandchildren, J. Bret Shortall and Barton D. Shortall both of Denton, and Amy M. Stoops of Queenstown; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second St. in Denton.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Greenmount Cemetery, Hillsboro.
Robert B. Stubbs, 51
NORTH BOWERS BEACH - Robert B. Stubbs of North Bowers Beach died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 51.
Mr. Stubbs was born in Delaware, the son of the late Robert E. and Elizabeth Savage Stubbs.
He was employed as a quality control inspector with Nanticoke Home for 19 years, retiring due to a disability with M.S.
Mr. Stubbs enjoyed working with wood, gardening and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ellen M. Seward Stubbs; two stepsons, Ralph Kline of Louisiana and Richard Kline of Lewes; a stepdaughter, Zula Mae Kline of North Bowers Beach; a sister, Darlene Fox of Dover; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Berry Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St. in Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Barrett's Chapel Cemetery.