David D. Casto Age 80 of Linden Way, Newark, formerly of Sherwood Park II, Wilmington died November 15, 2000 at Christiana Care.
Mr. Casto was born and raised in Buckhannon, WV. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, and his Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. He also studied at Sherwood Music School and VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, and Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD.
Mr. Casto service 4 years in the U.S. Army during World War II with the regimental bands of the Field and Coast Artillery. He started playing the trumpet professionally at the age of 13 and continued to do so until 1986, when poor health forced his retirement.
Mr. Casto started his teaching career in 1952 in Webster Springs, WV, where he was in charge of the instrumental music program. The same was true for 3 years in Hancock, MD. He became the Director of Bands at the Henry C. Conrad High School in 1959 until 1978. In 1968, Mr. Casto was featured in an article written in "The School Musician Director and Teacher" professional magazine. He was honored as one of the top 10 music educators in the country. He retired from teaching in 1983 from the Wilmington High School.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Patricia "Lynn" Casto; 2 sons, David D., III of Dover, DE and John Michael of North East, MD; his daughter, Carolyn Marie Pfotzer of Panama City, FL; 9 grandchildren; and his sister, Kathleen Stewart of Durham, NC.
Funeral services will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington on November 18, 2000 at 11 am. There will be a time of visitation and viewing from 9-11 am prior to the service. Burial will be in Buckhannon, WV.
In memory of David, a contribution may be made to the Foundation of Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, DE 19804.
Arrangements handled by BEESON MEMORIAL SERVICES OF CHRISTIANA-ELKTON (453-1900)
Dorothy Lee Satterfield Peasley Loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 79 of Springhill Retirement Community, Erie, PA died on Thursday, March 22, 2001.
She was born in Wilmington, DE. After graduating from Drexel University in 1943, she joined TWA as a flight attendant where she met her husband to be in Lisbon, Portugal. Returning to Wilmington with her husband, she raised 3 children, taught at Brandywine High School and was active in her church, PTA, Girl Scouts, bridge clubs and numerous civic organizations.
In 1996, Dorothy and her husband moved to Springhill Retirement Community in Erie to be near their daughter, Paige and her family. She loved to travel, play bridge and spend time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, M. Grant Peasley; 2 daughters, Christine Gail Peasley and her husband of Windsor, CA, Paige Ellen Peasley and her husband of Erie, PA; 1 son, Matthew Grant Peasley of Reno, NV; 4 grandchildren; a sister-in-law; 3 nieces and their families.
There will be no calling hours. DUSCKAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., WEST is handling the arrangements. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Wayside Presbyterian Church, Erie, PA at 3 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2001.
Memorials may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P. O. Box 79972, Baltimore, MD 21279-0972 or the City Mission New Life Center, 1023 French St., Erie, PA 16501.
Fred E. Dannaway Age 83 of Wilmington, DE died while on vacation on Sunday, April 14, 2002 in Temple, TX.
He was born in Altoona, PA and graduated from the Tyrone High School.
He went to Western Kentucky University on a golf scholarship where he was an inter-collegiate golf champion.
After serving in the 82nd Airborne in Germany during WWII, he finished his education at Juniata College and received his master degree from Penn State University.
Mr. Dannaway and his family moved to Wilmington in 1958 where he started teaching Latin and English at Brandywine High School.
While at Brandywine High School, he was an assistant football coach and the golf coach.
The golf team won numerous championships under his direction.
He was also the Latin Club advisor and a pioneer in European travel for students.
He retired in 1982.
An avid golfer and a member of the DuPont Country Club, he was the state champion in PA and KY.
One of his proudest achievements was winning second place in a golf tournament for Occupational Troops in Germany in 1945.
In addition, he won numerous other golf championships.
In his golf career, he had 3 holes in one.
His wife of 59 years, Mary, died in 1997.
He is survived by 2 sons, Fred G. and his wife, Michele of Newark, Jan C. and his wife, Sandra of Little Rock, AR; 1 daughter, Jackie Barbone and her husband, Anthony of Wilmington; 2 sisters, Sally Phillinger and Mary Cecilia Dannaway, both of Tyrone, PA; and 1 brother, Samuel Dannaway of Suitland, MD.
He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Lindley, Frederick, Douglas and Steve Dannaway and Julie and Tony Barbone.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday, April 19 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Weldin and Shipley Roads, Wilmington.
Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
Friends may call at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley from 6-8 pm on Thursday evening, April 18.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713.
Willard S. Stewart
Willard S. Stewart was born February 21, 1915 in Wilmington, DE. Willard departed this life on July 12, 2003 in his home as a new day was beginning. He was surrounded by his family, who loved and honored him. Willard embraced life with a strength and passion unequaled.
Willard's devoted wife, Peggy, preceded him in death on February 19, 2002, after 67 years of marriage.
Mr. Stewart was the son of the late Joseph and Mollie Stewart; and is survived by his brother, Richard Stewart of Newark, DE. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, John and Joseph Stewart; and by his sister, Hilda Stewart, all of Wilmington, DE.
In addition to his brother, Mr. Stewart is survived by his 3 children, daughters, Joan Riley of Wilmington, Peggy Snyder of Newtown, CT; and son, W. Douglas Stewart of Denver, CO. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, including James Riley, Janice Baker, and Sean Riley, all of Wilmington, Erick Riley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Claudia and Heather Snyder of Newtown, CT, Colin, Brendan and Kailey-Claire Stewart of Denver, CO; and 2 great grandchildren, Shannon and Dillon Riley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Mr. Stewart, a professional portrait photographer, who had studios at Brecks Mill and 1300 Riverview Avenue in Wilmington, was awarded the degree of Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers Association of America, in 1955. The Masters Degree is the highest honor that can bestow upon a professional photographer by the association, on the basis of excellence in technique and craftsmanship.
His "Best of Lifetime" photographs are on permanent exhibits in The Photography Hall of Fame in Santa Barbara, CA, and are considered to be a major asset, and a source of reference and a teaching tool for all professional and amateur photographers.
He also received the James B. Schriever Memorial Plaque, considered the highest honor in photography, in the state of PA.
Mr. Stewart taught many classes at the Winona School of Photography, in Winona, IN. The school, sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America, selected Mr. Stewart as an instructor, on the basis of his standing as a recognized leader in his profession. He also lectured extensively at photographic seminars throughout New England and Canada.
Mr. Stewart was a long time member of the Wilmington County Club, and enjoyed the game of golf.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 16, at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike. Services at the Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church and intermenty in the Lower Brandywine Cemetery will be private.
Harold J. WHITE
Harold J. White "Whitey" Age 83, formerly of Claymont, DE died October 20, 2003 in Deltona, FL.
A retired guidance counselor from Brandywine High, he was an U.S. Army vet of WWII and received the Purple Heart and Medal of Honor.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Josephine; sons, Dennis, Harold "Jim", Gregory and Edward; daughter, Sharon Mays; and 9 grandchildren.
There will be a funeral mass 11:30 am Thursday, October 23, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona, FL, with burial in Deltona Memorial Gardens in Orange City, FL.
Arrangements by the DELTONA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Orange City, FL
Annie Mildred Ames
Annie Mildred Ames Age 78 of Laurel, DE died Aug. 3, 2003 at home. Service 1 pm Sat., Aug. 9 at United Deliverance Bible Ctr., Laurel. Visitation 7-8 pm Fri., Aug. 8.
Genell R. Beard
Genell R. Beard Age 63 passed away Aug. 1, 2003 at Wilmington Hospital. Mother of Ulysses Jr., Shaheed Tracey Beard & Doner Beard Wal-lace. Sister of Clarence Jr. & Charles Ross. Also survived by son-in-law, Ronald Wal-lace; 1 grandson, Brian Jr.; & a host of other family & friends. Funeral 11 am Fri., Aug. 8 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2200 N. Claymont St. Viewing 9-11. Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements by CONGO FUNERAL HOME
William (Mites) Brown
William (Mites) Brown Age 53, passed away Aug. 1, 2003 in Christiana Hospital. Beloved son of Jacqueline Watson Brown & the late William J. Brown. Loving brother of Willetta Brown Stamp & Vanessa Brown Kelly & her husband, John. Grandson of Anna Watson. Also survived by nieces & nephews, Julian, Travis, John III, Gebrette (& husband, Norman); 1 great aunt & uncle, Florence Horsey & Lester Watson; other family & friends. Funeral 12 noon Thurs., Aug. 7 at St. John African Methodist Church, Hillside & New London Ave., Newark. Viewing 10-12 noon. Interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Arr. by CONGO F.H.
Frank J. Castiglione
Frank J. Castiglione Of Newark, DE, formerly of Carteret and New Brunswick, NJ, went home to the Lord on August 4, 2003.
Husband for 21 years to Jean C. Castiglione.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 from 6-9 pm in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in Carteret, NJ at the Holy Family Church Parish Center, 213 Pershing Ave. on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at 10:30 am, where friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the mass.
Burial will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.
Roger Lee Everett, III
Roger Lee Everett, III Age 44 of Wilmington, DE died Saturday, August 2, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Linda; 1 daughter, Monique Everett; and 4 sons, Roger Everett, Sieque Medley and Kevin and Vernon Hunter. Other survivors include his mother, Dora Everett Johnson (Robert); brother, Tonny S. Everett (Lori); 2 sisters, Barbara Brown and Laura Watts; 7 grandchildren; devoted friend, Shirley Brooks; and many aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, nephews and other friends.
There will be a funeral service at 12 noon on Thursday, August 7th at The House of Wright Mortuary, 208 E. 35th St., Wilmington DE, where family and friends may call from 10-12 noon.
Anthony D. Guida, Sr.
Age 81 of Glen Berne Estates passed away on Monday, August 4, 2003 at Christiana Hospital.
Tony retired in 1976 from Gulf Oil Co. after 29 years as an oil burner mechanic. He was a WWII Army veteran, serving with the Aviation Engineers in the pacific theatre in Marshall, Guam and Okinawa and was awarded the Bronze Star. He enjoyed gardening and was an all around handyman.
Tony is survived by his wife, Frances Picollelli Guida; his children, Barbara Founds and her husband, Rodney, Joan Lofink and her husband, Joseph, and Anthony D. Guida, Jr. and his wife, Kim; his sister, Minnie Barranco; his grandchildren, Lisa, Joseph, Cindy, Wendy, Nicholas and Angela; and 10 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at St. Matthew's R.C. Church, 1 Curtis Ave., Woodcrest. Friends may call at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Kirkwood Hwy. & Duncan Rd., on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 from 6-8 pm and again on Thursday from 9:30- 10. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810; or to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark, DE 19713.
Betty J. Hall
Betty J. Hall Age 77 of Dover, DE died Monday, August 4, 2003 at Genesis Eldercare, Silverlake Ctr., Dover. Memorial service at 11 am on Friday, August 8 at the TORBERT FUNERAL CHAPEL, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.
Daniel J. Hill
Daniel J. Hill "Heavy" Age 34 of North Wilmington, DE passed away Friday, August 1, 2003 at home.
He was a contractor for DuPont Equipment and Service Company for 3 years. Daniel enjoyed automobile restoration and racing and spending time with his family and friends. "Beloved son, loving uncle and brother, no one can replace you, ever, no other. Blessed and secure, you may now rest. You're still always better, #1, the best. Loving memories." Daniel was the husband of the late beloved Jacqueline M. Hill. He was also predeceased by his grandfather, James M. Curry. Survivors include his parents, Margaret M. and Charles L. Jackson of Claymont; 2 brothers, John A. Hill of Wilmington and David A. Hill and his wife, Sharon M., of Claymont; grandparents, Iva M. Mastro of Claymont, Theresa Curry of Marcus Hook, PA and Alfred Lutts of DE; 4 nieces, Jessica, Samantha, Johana and Ashley Hill; 2 nephews, David and Joshua Hill; mother-in-law, Kathleen Kwasizur of Claymont and the entire Kwasizur family; and a host of aunts and uncles.
The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, August 8, 2003 at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, where visitation will be Friday morning beginning at 10 am.
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Ruth Sidwell Hirsch
Ruth Sidwell Hirsch Age 82 passed away on Monday, August 4, 2003 in the Wilmington Hospital.
Mrs. Hirsch was a secretary for Conrad High School. Ruth touched the hearts and always saw the best in everyone she met. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and loved doing cryptograms. Mrs. Hirsch was a member of Aldergates United Methodist Church.
Ruth leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 55 years, Fred Hirsch; 2 daughters, Vicki E. Hirsch of NY and Nancy Rich and her husband, William, of Boca Raton, FL; and 1 sister, Ester McDowell and her husband, H. Francis, of Northeast, MD.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 7 in the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville, where friends may call after 12:30 pm. Burial will be in St. James Church Cemetery in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your favorite charity.
Evelyn B. Hubbard
Evelyn B. Hubbard "Sis" Age 79 passed away Aug. 2, 2003 at home. Wife of the late Booker T. Hubbard. Mother of Joseph B. Hubbard & Lillian Flamer. Also survived by a host of grandchildren; & 5 nieces. Funeral 11 am Thurs., Aug. 7 at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm. Viewing 9-11 am. Burial in Silverbrook.
Louise Lamberta Age 86 of Smyrna, DE died in Capitol Health Center, Tuesday August 5, 2003. Mass at 10:30 am on Friday August 8 at St. Polycarp's R.C. Church, 135 Ransom Ln. Smyrna, where friends may call from 9:30-10:30.
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Virginia D. Mann
Virginia D. Mann Age 73 passed away Monday, August 4, 2003. Wife of the late James P. Mann, who passed away April 7, 2003. Service and burial will be in Danville, VA at a later date. Submitted by the MCCRERY FUNERAL HOME
Elsie Matuszewski On Sunday, August 3, 2003 passed away. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig RC Church, 408 S. Harrison St, Wilm., on Fri., Aug. 8th at 10:30. Family & friends may call 1 hour prior at church. Arrangements by ROSTOCKI FUNERAL HOME.
Margaret Jane McCorkle McCune
Margaret Jane McCorkle McCune Age 86 of Seaford, DE died August 1, 2003. Memorial service 10 am Friday, August 22 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Front St, Seaford.
Arrangements by the CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME, Seaford, DE.
Samuel J. Medkeff, Jr.
Age 50 of Stockley Center in Georgetown, DE died Monday, August 4, 2003 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Sam was born in Norfolk, VA to Ruby Russell Medkeff of Newark, DE and the late Samuel J. Medkeff, Sr. He will be remembered by everyone he met for his big smile.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his brother, Robert Medkeff of Newark; 2 sisters, Mary-Ellin Parsons and Lorna Baird, both of Wilmington; 3 nieces; 1 nephew; and many friends at Stockley Center.
There will be funeral service at 10 am on Thursday, August 7 in the chapel at Stockley Center in Georgetown, where friends may call after 9:15 am. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.
The family suggests donations to Special Olympics, c/o the University of Delaware, 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716-1901.
Arrangements by the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Millsboro, DE
Clinton E. Overstreet
Clinton E. Overstreet "Pop-Pop" Age 88 died at home on Sunday, August 3, 2003.
Mr. Overstreet was a custodian with the Wilmington Medical Center, retiring in 1977.
Fondly called "Pop-Pop", he was known for visiting his friends every day at the Wendy's in University Plaza and the shops in the Taylortown Convenience Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mayme L. Overstreet, in 2001.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law with whom he lived, Carol L. and Ronald O. Jochen of Wilmington; his sister, Margie Chancey of FL; and 2 grandsons, Michael E. Wright of Wilmington, Thomas E. Wright of Elkton, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 8, 2003 at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Kirkwood Hwy. & Duncan Rd., where friends may call after 10 am.
Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Charles W. Roberts
Charles W. Roberts Age 84 of Clarksville, DE died Sunday, August 3, 2003. Service at 1 pm on Thursday, August 7 at Union Wesley U.M. Church in Clarksville, where friends may call 12-1. Arrangements by the WATSON FUNERAL HOME Millsboro, DE
Marie J. Robinson
Mrs. Marie J. Robinson, age 78 of Newark, DE died on Monday, August 4, 2003, in Fairfax, VA.
Mrs. Robinson was born on July 6, 1925 in Newark, the daughter of the late Melvin J. and Lucy M. (Ferro) Reeside. A talented homemaker, she had also worked at the University of Delaware for the athletic department and for the School of Agriculture Home Extension Service.
She enjoyed gardening, dried flower arranging and birdwatching.
Mrs. Robinson's husband of 56 years, Linwood C. Robinson, died in December 2002.
She was also preceded in death by 2 children, John L.M. Robinson and Lynn M. Lake. She is survived by her daughter, Mary J. Bailey and her husband, William A., of Reston, VA; and a granddaughter, Megan T. Bailey of Arlington, VA.
A funeral service will be held at 11:45 am on Friday, August 8, 2003 in the chapel in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchman's Rd., Newark, DE, 19713.
Charlotte V. Stidham
Charlotte V. Stidham Age 70 of New Castle, DE passed away Monday, August 4, 2003 at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Stidham was very family-oriented and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was renowned for crocheting, knitting and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert L. Stidham, Sr., who died in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Robert L. Stidham, Jr. and his companion, Carmella, of Wilmington, Dennis W. Stidham of North East, MD and Jeffrey E. Stidham and his wife, Jeanine, of New Castle. Other survivors include 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.
The funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 8, 2003 at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle, DE. Visitation will be from 9-10 am on Friday morning. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
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Martha F. Strong
Martha F. Strong Age 97 of New Castle, DE died August 2, 2003 at Churchman Village in Newark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Friday, August 8th at St. Peter's R.C. Church Chapel, 5th & Harmony Sts., New Castle.
Friends may call at St. Peter's Church Chapel after 9 am on Friday morning.
Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington.
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Earl Dent Testerman, Sr.
Age 73 of Elkton, MD died Monday, August 4, 2003 at his daughter's home in Elkton. Service at 1 pm on Thursday, August 7 at the GEE FUNERAL HOME, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, where friends may call 12-1.
Mary Tyler Mayo Turnbull
Mary Tyler Mayo Turnbull Age 82 of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE died Sunday, August 3, 2003.
Mary Tyler was born in Bris, VA.
She attended the Blue Ridge School founded by her father, The Rev. George Pickett Mayo.
She later attended St. Margaret's School and Hollins College. In 1939, she married Graeme Turnbull and moved to Wilmington.
She was a member of the Junior League of Wilmington, a past chairman of the Christmas Shop and loved her work with the altar guild and Greenshow at Christ Church.
Mary Tyler enjoyed her 32 years as an agent for Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate.
She was a pioneer as one of the first women to enter that profession.
Mary Tyler was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, S. Graeme Turnbull, Jr.; and daughter, Ty.
She is survived by her 3 children: daughter, Katherine T. Bainbridge and her husband, The Rt. Rev. Harry B. Bainbridge, of Boise, ID, daughter, Blake Turnbull of Wilmington; and son, John G. Turnbull of Virginia Beach, VA.
She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Harry Bainbridge and his wife, Tara, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Julia and Tyler O'Connell, and Doug, James and Patricia Turnbull.
She was also very proud of her great granddaughter, May Bainbridge.
A memorial service for Mary Tyler will be held Saturday, August 9 at 11 am at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the George P. Mayo Scholarship Fund, c/o the Blue Ridge School, Hwy. 627, Bacon Hollow Rd., St. George, VA 22935.
Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES
Catherine Weil Age 95 of Plymouth Meeting, PA died Tuesday, August 5, 2003.
She was the beloved mother of Ann Philips of NC and Stephanie Weaver. She is also survived by her half-sister, Patsy Crichton; and stepsister, Maryann Brokow, both of DE; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Inurnment will take place at 11 am on Friday, August 8 in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Arrangements by the BRINGHURST FUNERAL HOME, Bala Cynwyd, PA
David Lee West
David Lee West Age 63 of Laurel, DE died Sunday, August 3, 2003 at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford. Service at 3 pm on Saturday, August 9 at the SHORT FUNERAL HOME, 700 West St., Laurel, where friends may call from 1-3 pm.
Emanuel K. Kountourzis
Emanuel K. Kountourzis Age 45 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home on August 11, 2003.
He was born in Greece and was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and Widener University. He was a chef and restaurant manager for 20 years.
He is survived by his parents, Konstantinos and Maria Kountourzis with whom he lived; his brother and sister-in-law, George and Susie Kountourzis; 2 nephews, Adam and Alex; 1 niece, Katie; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 11 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19806, where friends may call after 9:30 am. Burial will be in the Lombardy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOMES
Joseph A. Augustynowicz
Joseph A. Augustynowicz "Gus" Age 85 of Wilmington, DE passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in the VA Hospital in Elsmere.
Gus was an army veteran of WWII, having served with the 3rd Army under General Patton. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in a landmine explosion. He was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, and a past officer and life member of the Pulaski Legion. He had been past president of the Bus Zebley Little League of Canby Park. He was the baseball coach for the Pulaski Legion Little League from 1958-1985. He enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Wilmington Ski Club in the 1950s. He was a technician for 27 years, retiring in 1980 from the Newport Development Lab of the DuPont Company.
Survivors include 2 sisters, Sophie Washall and Helen Ostrowski; stepson, Dennis Maczynski and his wife, Dianna; stepdaughter, Gerri Snavely and her husband, Wayne; a special nephew and caregiver, Joseph and Rose Coffiey; other special nieces and nephews, Anthony August, Brenda Hunter, Maryanne Lapides, Jim August and Paul, Bill and Joseph Ostrowski; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Mosieg Augustynowicz in September 2001.
A mass will be offered Saturday morning, August 6, at 9 am at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, followed by entombment with military honors in the Crypt of the Lamb of God in Cathedral Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening, September 5, from 7-9 at the JOHN F. YASIK FUNERAL HOME, 607 S. Harrison St, Wilmington.
The family requests memorial contributions to the Bus Zebley Little League, c/o the Pulaski Legion, 314 S. Jackson St., Wilmington, DE 19805.
E. Lou LeKites Teeter Blizzard
E. Lou LeKites Teeter Blizzard Age 90 of Rehoboth Beach, DE died Oct. 1, 2003 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Funeral 10:30 am Mon., Oct. 6, at BERRY SHORT FUNERAL HOME, 119 NW Front St., Milford, with visitation 9:30-10:30.
Viola LeKites Campbell
Viola LeKites Campbell Age 81 of Selbyville, DE died October 2, 2003 at Green Valley Nursing Home, Millsboro. Funeral 3 pm Sunday, October 5 at Roxana Wesleyan Church, Roxana with visitation 2-3 pm.
Arrangements by the HASTINGS FUNERAL HOME
Helen Starkey Clapp
Helen Starkey Clapp Age 100 of Foulk Manor North died Thursday, October 2, 2003.
Mrs. Clapp was a homemaker.
Her husband, Houghton G. Clapp, passed away in 1998. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth E. and Roberta Clapp, Leonard and Nancy Clapp; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service 9:45 am Saturday, October 18 in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, where family and friends may call after 9 am. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.
Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOME
Marie (Roach) Godfrey
Marie (Roach) Godfrey Died October 1, 2003 at Christiana Hospital.
Marie was a secretary for the Connolly, Bove, Lodge & Hutz law firm.
Marie was a member of Corpus Christi R.C. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Godfrey, who died in 1998; and her brothers, Clarence Jr., John, Walter, Paul and Joseph Roach.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi R.C. Church, 901 New Rd., Elsmere, on Monday, October 6th, at 10 am. Friends may call after 9 am at the church.
Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Joseph V. Hughes, Jr.
Mr. Joseph V. Hughes, Jr., age 59 of Wilmington, DE, died on Friday, October 3, 2003, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Born in Toms River, NJ, Mr. Hughes was a graduate of Newark High School, where he was captain of the varsity football team.
Following high school, he attended the University of Delaware and studied mechanical engineering. For much of his early career, Mr. Hughes was a restaurateur.
He managed the former Red Barn restaurant on Kirkwood Highway and also owned and operated the former Sugar Shack on Pulaski Highway. He later worked as an auto executive with Gambacorta Buick and GMC, retiring in 2000 after 20 years of service. Mr. Hughes was a member of Holy Rosary parish and served his country in the Army National Guard. In his leisure time, he enjoyed sports and spending time with his children.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie J. (Farnese) Hughes; 2 children, Brooke Hughes and Joey Hughes, both at home; parents, Helen (Nally) and Joseph V. Hughes, Sr. of Newark; brother, Michael Hughes of Landenberg, PA; and 2 sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Symes of Wilmington and Patricia Wentz of De Forest, WI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Holy Rosary R.C. Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, where friends may call after 10:30 am. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.
Earle L. Isaacs
Earle L. Isaacs Age 73 of Ellendale, DE died after a courageous 4-year battle against cancer on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Milford to the late Earle L. and Sarah (Stayton) Isaacs, was a graduate of Milton High School and attended Beacom College. He was a farmer in the Ellendale area. Earle served on the Milton School Board and also served as president. When the new Cape Henlopen School District was formed, he was its first president. He was a member of the Endeavor Lodge #17 AF&AM Scottish Rite, Nur Temple Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star in Georgetown. He was vice-president of the Delaware Farm Bureau, and state executive director of Delaware ASCS from 1988-1993.
He was on the governor's Agriculture Advisory Council of Delaware and was active in several other farm organizations. Mr. Isaacs was very active in the Republican Party for many years. He was a former member of the Milton Lions Club and was president in 1967. He was also a former member of the Ellendale Ruritan Club. He formerly had been a member of the Ellendale United Methodist Church for over 50 years, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, a trustee and in many other positions. He was currently an active member of Goshen United Methodist Church in Milton.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Alice (Burroughs) Isaacs; son and daughter-in-law, David E. and Christiana Isaacs of Milton; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne I. and Hugh Rowan of Ellendale and Susan I. and Capt. W. Curry Graham of Stuttgart, Germany; and 10 grandchildren, Cathi Riddle, David Isaacs, Jr., Robbie Isaacs, Jennifer Stutzman, Matthew Rowan, Sarah Rowan, Steven Rowan, Chase Graham, Hunter Graham and Ashlyn Graham. Other survivors include 2 stepgrandchildren, Tina Kuser and Ray Robbins; 6 great grandchildren; and a brother and sisters, J. Donald Isaacs of Townsend and Mary Ann Hearne and Carolyn Isaacs, both of Lincoln.
The funeral will be 2 pm Monday, October 6, at SHORT FUNERAL SERVICES, 416 Federal St., Milton, with visitation 7-9 pm Sunday, October 5. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milton.
Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947; or to the Goshen U.M. Church, 103 Mulberry St., Milton, DE 19968.
Richard Jervey Age 78 of Wilmington, DE died Thursday, October 2, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Jervey was formerly employed with Phoenix Steel. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sarah L. Jervey; and his children, Diane Delores Jervey, Cranston Jervey, Jacob Mack of Bronx, NY, Mary King (Jacob) of Newark, NJ and Barbara T. Crowe (Gerald) of Tucson, AZ. Other survivors include grandchildren, Djuana "Dee" Jervey of Hampton, VA, Cornelius "Bear" Hurtt, Jr. of Wilmington; 1 sister; 7 brothers; and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral will be 12 noon Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Scott AME Zion Church, 7th & Spruce St., Wilmington, DE, where friends may call from 10-12 noon. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle. To send condolences, visit www.houseofwrightmortuary.com Ministry of Comfort Entrusted to THE HOUSE OF WRIGHT MORTUARY 302-762-8448
Robert M. Kelley, Jr.
Age 68 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at The Arbors at New Castle on Friday, October 3, 2003, surrounded by his family.
Born in Jenkins, KY, Mr. Kelley served his country in the U.S. Marines and worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
He was the proprietor of Kelley's Liquor Store and Crab House.
Mr. Kelley was an avid golfer and a member of Ed Oliver Golf Club.
His daughter, Loretta, predeceased him. He will be missed by his wife of 43 years, Caroline (Banack) Kelley; 2 sons, Robert III and his wife, Patricia, of Bear and Gary of Pike Creek; his daughter, Laura Kelley of Newark; and a granddaughter, Grace.
Also surviving is his sister, Patricia Manlove of Middletown; and a brother, Arthur Kelley, of Miami Beach, FL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 7, at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd., Bear.
Friends are invited to call on Monday evening, October 6, from 6-8 pm at the Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone & Milltown Rds., Wilmington.
Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810; or to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Bobby Louis King, Sr.
Age 65 passed away Sept. 30, 2003 at his residence. Husband of Marian R. King. Father of Brenda Hagains, Bar-bara King-Hudson & Bobby L. King, Jr. Stepfather of Sharon Birck-ett, Carol & Vanessa Reams. Son of Frank Davis, Jr.
& the late Julia S. Davis. Brother of Donnell, Melvin, Frank III, & Keith Davis. Also Ernestine Pendergrass, Shirl Francis & Virginia Robinson. Also survived by 8 grandchildren; 3 sons-in-law, Robert Hudson, Leonard Birck-ett & Derrick Hagains; & a host of other family & friends. Mr. King worked for the Brandywine School District for 30 years. Funeral 11 am Mon., Oct. 6, in Bethel A.M.E. Church, 5th & Walnut Sts. Viewing 9-11 am only. Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Arr. by CONGO F.H.
Kate Stein Twer
Kate Stein Twer Age 89 of Philadelphia, PA died October 3, 2003.
She is survived by her son, Sheldon; daughter, Joan Reichwald; and grandchildren, Alisa Wiggins, Canyon Twer and Shara Reichwald.
There will be a graveside service at 12 noon on Sunday, October 5, 2003 in the Jewish Community Cemetery on Foulk Rd. Shiva will not be observed due to the Yom Kippur holiday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Home Care Hospice, 9523 Bustleton Ave., 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19115.
Arrangements by SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL