George A. 'Rabbit' Sturgis, 84
MILLSBORO - George A. "Rabbit" Sturgis of Millsboro died Monday, March 12, 2001, in the Harrison House of Georgetown. He was 84.
Mr. Sturgis was born in Nassawaddox, Va., the son of the late John and Sallie Wyatt Sturgis.
He was employed by the Doxsee Clam Corp. in Lewes, retiring in 1981 after 40 years. He then worked for many years in yard maintenance for Bessie West.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Bailey Sturgis in 1983; four brothers, Jim, John, Ernest and Ralph Sturgis, four sisters, Reesie Dale, Mary Chandler, Sarah Wyatt and Jessie Sturgis.
He is survived by two children, whom he raised as his own daughters, Clara Bailey of Chester, Md., and Minnie Mae Savage of Georgetown; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Calvin O. Price will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Baptist Cemetery, Millsboro.
Hilda Dorothy Trinks, 89
STEVENSVILLE-WORTON, Md. - Hilda Dorothy Trinks of Stevensville-Worton died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 89.
Mrs. Trinks was born July 21, 1911, the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Mabbitt) Watts.
She is a lifelong resident of the Kent County, Md. area.
She married Edwin R. Trinks and together they raised a family of six.
A homemaker all of her life, she enjoyed her home and loved being with her family and grandchildren. She was very family oriented and traveled extensively on a local level to visit with family and friends.
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening.
In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death, a sister, Frances M. Trinks and a grandson, Tyrone O. Brown.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Leonard of Dover, Del., and Dorothy A. Winant of Newark. Del.; four sons, Edwin R. Trinks Jr. of Still Pond, George A. Trinks of Worton, William F. Trinks Sr. of Chestertown, and Marvin J. Trinks of Worton; two grandsons, William F. Trinks Jr. and Phillip E. Trinks, both of Chestertown.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein, & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dale Brown will officiate.
Burial will be in Chester Cemetery following services.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, Kent County, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620 or to the Ronald McDonald House of DE, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Alva May Varrato, 97
MILLSBORO - Alva May Varrato of Millsboro died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Millsboro Nursing Home. She was 97.
Mrs. Varrato was born in Dagsboro, the daughter of the late Charles and Hannah Elizabeth (Lillie) Hickman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Wells in 1929 and second husband, Nicholas A. Varrato Sr. in 1981.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, William J. and Mildred Wells of Seaford and Nick and JoAnn Varrato of Millsboro; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., and Delaware 24, in Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Millsboro Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, Millsboro, DE,19966.
William F. Budrewicz, 88
FREDERICA - William F. Budrewicz of Frederica died of natural Thursday, March 13, 2003, in Genesis Eldercare, Milford. He was 88.
Mr. Budrewicz was born Jan. 21, 1915, in New York City, son of the late Karl Frederick Budrewicz and Anna Marie Wernette Budrewicz.
He retired in 1987 after 40 years of service as an instrument technician for Nikon Camera Co.
He lived life to the fullest. He traveled all over the world. He loved his family that he raised by himself.
Mr. Budrewicz was a member of the Frederica Senior Center and AARP.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Budrewicz, in 1965; and a sister, Alma Mimarcik.
He is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, Werner "Rick" and Maryann Budrewicz of Levittown, N.Y., Carl and Debbie Budrewicz of Long Island, N.Y., and Charlie and Terry Budrewicz of Felton; a daughter, Carol "Cindy" Budrewicz of Queens, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a niece; two nephews; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today in Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.
Services will be Monday in Krauss Funeral Home, 1097 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, N.Y.
Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn, N.Y.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Earl R. Cheek, 92
MILTON - Earl R. Cheek of Milton died of natural causes Thursday, March 13, 2003, in his home. He was 92.
Mr. Cheek was born in Georgia, son of the late Grover and Ollie Holofield Cheek.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He moved to the Milton area 35 years ago, coming from Silver Spring, Md. He was a serviceman for Washington Gas and Light Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1975.
Mr. Cheek was a member of the Washington-Takoma Masonic Lodge 10 in Maryland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Argo Cheek; a sister, Hettie Belle Thomas; and a brother, Robert Cheek.
He is survived by a son, Robert E. Cheek of Milton; a daughter, Linda Graff of Verona, N.J.; a special friend and companion, Ellen "Sis" Bolin; a sister, Thelma Shaw of Virginia; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.
Pearl E. 'Betty' Davis, 72
GEORGETOWN - Pearl E. "Betty" Davis of Georgetown died of complications from cancer Thursday, March 13, 2003, in her home. She was 72.
Mrs. Davis was born in Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John and Leona Collins Baker.
She was a poultry grower for 40 years for Allen Family Foods Inc.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Epworth Fellowship Church of Laurel.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick A. Davis, in 1984.
She is survived by three daughters and three sons-in-law, Judy and Lynn Moore and Deborah and John Thornton, all of Georgetown, and Evelyn and Bradford Morris of Frankford; two sisters, Dora Baker Short of Georgetown and Evelyn Marie Baker Brooks of Albuquerque, N.M; six grandchildren, Lisa Ann LaFreniere, Jennifer Lee Negron, John F. Thornton IV, Christy Lynn Moore, Bradford E. Morris II and Alexandria M. Morris; and six great-grandchildren, Brittany Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Hayley Thomas, Katelyn Moore, Michal LaFreniere and Alexis LaFreniere.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Ruth K. Helmrich, 73
MILLVILLE - Ruth K. Helmrich of Millville died of natural causes Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in her home. She was 73.
Mrs. Helmrich was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., daughter of the late John and Kitty Kesterson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Helmrich.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Gibbs of Ocean View; four brothers, Doc Kesterson, Dean Kesterson, Eddie Kesterson and Tommy Kesterson, all of North Carolina; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris and Joseph Rosier of Ocean City, Md., and Baltimore, Rhoda of North Carolina and Mary Lois of Nevada; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Lee Ann Gibbs; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Bethany Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View.