Geraldine "Gerri" Wisler
Mrs. Geraldine "Gerri" Wisler, age 58 of Telford, PA, formerly of New Castle, DE, died on Tuesday, September 30, 2003.
Born in Lewes, DE, Gerri was the daughter of retired Superior Court Judge Robert C. O'Hara and the late Mary Melson O'Hora.
She was a graduate of P.S. duPont High School and the Wilmington School of Nursing and had been actively engaged in the nursing field for the past 38 years in various positions in DE, NJ and PA.
An obstetric nurse specialist for 20 years, she had only recently moved from DE to PA, where she was employed at the Ridge Crest Home (for medically fragile children) in Sellersville, PA.
Gerri, who enjoyed reading, dining out and visiting with her grandchildren, fought bravely against a longstanding diabetic condition, and recently, breast cancer.
Her family and many friends will sorely miss her.
Her sister, Laura, preceded Gerri in death in March 2003.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Robert and Mona E. O'Hara; her children, Robin O'Hara of HI, Grey O'Hara of St. Thomas, Erin Landis and her husband, Philip, of Sellersville, PA and Megan O'Hara of Wilmington; her sisters, Janet O'Hara of New Castle, Eileen O'Hora-Weir and her husband, William, of HI and Lisa O'Hara of Burlington, VT; her grandchildren, Billy Sage of Dover and Brooke and Paige Landis of Sellersville, PA; and her niece, Jess O'Hara of Auburndale, MA.
A Time for Remembrance will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, 2003, at the SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, Wilmington Manor, New Castle, where friends may call after 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Delaware, 2500 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Barbara L. Reed
Barbara L. Reed, age 79, of Seaford, DE died on Friday, January 23, 2004 at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford.
She moved to Seaford from NJ in 1996.
Mrs. Reed retired in 1980 from the Essex County Vocational School in Newark, NJ where she was the Librarian.
She was a member of Seaford Presbyterian Church.
Her husband Charles Allen Reed, Jr. died March 13 2003.
A memorial service will be on Wednesday, February 4th at 10 am at the Methodist Manor House Chapel, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Methodist Manor House Library Fund, in memory of Barbara L. Reed, 1001 Middleford Rd, Seaford, DE 19973.
Arrangements by the CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME, Seaford, DE
Teddy W. Pawlikowski
Teddy W. Pawlikowski Age 87 formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away in the Country Rest Nursing Home in Greenwood, DE on Saturday, January 31, 2004.
He was the son of the late Boleslaw and Maryanna Pawlikowski.
He had been a material handler at the Dupont Edgemoor plant for 32 years retiring in 1978.
He is survived by a daughter, Theresa P. and her husband, H. Bruce Lewis of Milford; and a sister, Stella Protack of Millsboro; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Waclo Pawlikowski in 1959; a son, Theodore A. in 1992; and his second wife, Jean Struzynski Pawlikowski in 1999.
A mass will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, February 5 with burial to follow in All Saints Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 am Thursday morning at the JOHN F. YASIK FUNERAL HOME, 607 S. Harrison St.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Vision of Life Program, c/o St. Hedwig's Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Dorothy Brown Mason
Dorothy Brown Mason Age 96 of West Grove, PA formerly of Kennett Square, PA died Sunday, February 1, 2004 at the Jenners Pond Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late Raymond H. Mason who died in 1997 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.
Born September 29, 1907 in Troy, OH she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nancy Oldham Brown.
Dorothy was greatly loved and will be sadly missed.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, reading and talking with her many friends and relatives, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are 1 daughter, Jo Ann Mason of West Grove, PA; and a son, Robert E. Mason and his wife, Sally of Chadds Ford, PA; 4 grandchildren, Robin Mason and Michael Ciorrocco of Avondale, PA, Debbie Mason Munday of Rising Sun, MD, Thomas Mason of Oxford, PA and Robert E. Mason, Jr. and his wife, Lauren of Coatesville, PA; 1 sister, Evelyne Razor of Troy, OH; and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 5 brothers; and 4 sisters.
Friends and family will be received from 10-11 am Thursday, February 5, 2004 at the FOULK FUNERAL HOME, Inc., (610-869-2685) 200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove.
A funeral service will follow at 11 am with the Rev. John Ferguson officiating.
Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.
Contributions may be made to the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA 19390; or the Jenners Pond Endowment Fund, West Grove, PA 19390.
John F. Lowry
John F. Lowry, 68, of Lincoln, DE died at home, Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, February 3, at LOFLAND FUNERAL HOME, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford where friends may call after 12 noon. Interment will be private.
Muriel "Mert" Gladys Failing Lefferts
Muriel "Mert" Gladys Failing Lefferts Age 79 of Wyoming, DE died Jan. 31, 2004 at Sunbridge Care.
Service 1 pm Thurs., Feb. 5 at PIPPIN FUNERAL HOME, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Friends may call Thurs. from 12 noon-1 pm.
Patricia A. Fortugno
Patricia A. Fortugno Age 74 passed away Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Mrs. Fortugno had been a clerical worker for several years at St. Patrick's Senior Center and the Claymore Senior Center.
She is survived by a son, Christopher and wife, Joan Fortugno and Gina and husband Larry Kozicki; sisters, Audrey Hayes and Kathleen Hemphill; and a grandson, Adam.
She was predeceased by a brother, James J. Duffy, Jr. in 1974.
A mass will be offered Wednesday morning, February 4 at 11 am in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church with burial to follow in Cathedral Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
The Fortugno family wishes to acknowledge the care and concern demonstrated by the staff of the Kentmere Nursing Home Care and wishes to acknowledge the treatment with respect and love that she was given.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the Kentmere Nursing Home, 1900 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806; or to the Ingleside Retirement Benevolent Fund, 1005 N. Franklin St., Wilmington, DE 19806.
Arrangements by the JOHN F. YASIK FUNERAL HOME
Ronald C. Euscher
Ronald C. Euscher Age 67 of Camden, DE died January 31, 2004 at Kent General Hospital.
Service 1 pm on Tuesday, February 3 at PIPPIN FUNERAL HOME, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Friends may call Tuesday from 12 noon-1 pm.
Warren Benjamin Campbell
Warren Benjamin Campbell Age 84 of Dover, DE died Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Bay Health at Kent General.
Service 1:30 pm Thursday, February 5 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 S. State St., Dover.
Arrangements by TORBERT FUNERAL CHAPELS
Catherine M. Cammile (Kittie) Brown
Catherine M. Cammile (Kittie) Brown Age 76 of New Castle, DE was born to the late Helen and Raymond Cammile September 12, 1927.
She departed this life on Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at the Emily Bissell Nursing Home.
She had 1 son, Richard, who preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory 2 granddaughters, LeTonia and Richella Grimes, both of Wilmington; 3 sisters, Mildred Tabb, Mary Cammile and Carolyn Jackson, all of Wilmington; and 3 brothers, Edward of VA, Crawford of Wilmington and Victor of NY. Her 1 daughter-in-law, Francis Cammile; 5 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends also survive.
There will be a funeral service at 11 am on Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at The House of Wright Mortuary, 208 E. 35th St, Wilmington, DE 19802, where family and friends may call from 9-11 am.
Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, DE.
Dennis Allen Berry
Dennis Allen Berry Age 24 of Charlestown, MD died Friday, January 30, 2004 at home.
He was born in Wilmington, DE on March 14, 1979 and was the grounds keeper at Furnace Bay Golf Course in Perryville, MD.
Dennis enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and cars, especially Ford Mustangs.
He is survived by his parents, William R., Jr. and Gail L. Hamilton Berry of Charlestown, MD; brothers, William R. Berry, III and his wife, Mary of Elkton, MD and Brian A. Berry of Charlestown, MD; half sister, Jennifer L. Peterson of Carmichael, CA; maternal grandmother, Rebecca Hamilton of Newark, DE; Aunt Cass and Uncle Bob Berry of Charlestown, MD; Aunt Ronda Waite of Bear, DE; and cousin, Robert C. "Bobby" Bear, Jr.
He is also survived by several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Hamilton; and paternal grandparents, William R. and Doris Berry.
A service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 S. Main St., North East, MD.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Tuesday, February 3 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Sharps Cemetery, Fair Hill, MD.
Arrangements by CROUCH FUNERAL HOME North East, MD
Shirley Edna Barbour
Shirley Edna Barbour Age 67 of Smyrna, DE, went to be with the Lord, Sat. Jan. 31, 2004.
Service Tues. Feb. 3, at 11 am in the FARIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 29 S. Main St. Smyrna, where friends may call Mon., Feb. 2 from 7-9 pm.
Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Dorothy Terry Nichols
Dorothy Terry Nichols passed away at her home on January 25, 2004 after a long illness.
A lifelong Carneys Point resident, she was a 1936 graduate of Penns Grove High School.
She had been a member of the Lutheran Church of St. Ambrose, Pennsville.
Dorothy was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother.
She is survived by her children and their families, Thomas R. Nichols and his wife, Lynn, of Carneys Point, Barbara and Her husband, Michael Gauderer of Salem, SC and Ms. Margaret Nichols of Carneys Point.
Also surviving are her brother, Edwin W. Terry of Carneys Point; and a sister, Margaret R. Reardon of Westlake Terrace, WA.
Dorothy is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Patrick T. Nichols, Gary A. Nichols, Brian T. Nichols, Andrea M. Gauderer, Christian M. Gauderer, Martina T. Gauderer, Evan R. Nichols and Anne Dorothy Nichols.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Thomas W. Nichols; and 2 brothers, Roy B. Terry, Jr. and John R. Terry.
A funeral service will be held 11 am, Thursday, January 29 at the Lutheran Church of St. Ambrose, 443 S. Broadway, Pennsville where friends are invited to call from 10-11 am.
Interment will be in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any donations in Dorothy's memory be made to Hospice of Salem County, 390 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070; or to the Lutheran Church of St. Ambrose, 443 S. Broadway St., Pennsville, NJ 08070.
Arrangements by the ASHCRAFT FUNERAL HOME, Penns Grove and Pennsville
John P. Rumin
John P. Rumin Age 87 of Millsboro, DE died Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Service 11 am on Tuesday, February 3 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bethany Beach.
Friends may call from 8-10:15 am Tuesday at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Millsboro.
Katherine Sturgeon, born June 25, 1906, in Wilmington, DE died at her home in Ft, Lauderdale, FL, Thursday, January 29, 2004.
Katherine was the last surviving sibling of 8 children born to John Garvey and Mary Hardiman of Wilmington.
She was raised and educated in Wilmington.
Shortly before World War II, Katherine began working in New York City.
It was here that she met her husband, Carl.
Carl's employment with the Gulf Oil Company took them to South America where they lived for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; her brothers, John, William, Thomas and Francis Garvey; her sisters, Esther McGowan, Marge Valentine and Florence Slowinski.
She is survived by her 7 great nieces and nephews who will miss her wit and fortitude.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis National Society-Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806.
Jacob Paul Wilt, Sr.
Age 73 of McClure, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE died Saturday, January 31, 2004 in Lewistown Hospital.
He was born in Hollidaysburg on June 19, 1930 to the late Lee D. and Kathryn (Grenoble) Wilt.
He worked in the paint department of GM Corp. in Wilmington for 30 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Lewistown Gospel Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Davis) Wilt, whom he married July 20, 1957; his children, Nancy Wilt Glynn and her husband, Martin of Wilmington, DE, Jacob Paul Wilt, Jr. of Wilmington, DE and Lee P. Wilt and his wife, Michelle of New Castle, DE; his siblings, Virginia Wilt of McClure, Jeremiah Wilt of Harrisburg, Dorothy Foulk of McClure, Samuel Wilt of McClure, Abel Wilt of McClure, Joseph Wilt of Lewistown, Barbara Deamer of Lewistown and David Wilt of McClure; grandchildren, Martin J. Glynn, Jr. and his wife, Megan, Shawn M. Glynn, Brandon P. Glynn, Jessica L. Wilt, Jacob A. Wilt and Brian P. McLaughlin; and great grandchildren, Hunter Marie Glynn and Kaleb Ryan Glynn.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Rebecca Moad, John Wilt, Jethro Wilt, Lee G. Wilt and Betty St. John.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at HELLER-HOENSTINE WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.
A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, February 3.
Interment will be held in Wilt Cemetery, McClure.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205 Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the American Heart Assoc., 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Altoona, PA 16601.
Verna I. Yearicks
Age 67 of Clayton, DE, died at home, Sat. Jan. 31, 2004.
Services Wed. Feb. 4, at 1 pm in the FARIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, DE, where friends may call 1 hour prior.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery Smyrna.
Alanna C. Herfindahl-Riess
Age 22 passed away after a long and courageous battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Alanna graduated from Christiana High School in 2000, where she enjoyed playing lacrosse and volleyball.
She also attended Wilmington College and majored in criminal justice.
She excelled academically and was looking forward to a promising future in law.
Above all, Alanna will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, her love for life and for cherishing the quality time she spent with her family and friends.
She touched the lives of those who were fortunate to know and love her.
Recently married in January to the love of her life and best friend, she will be sadly missed by her husband, Christopher Riess; her parents, Lorretto O'Brien-Dach and Dean and Terry Herfindahl, Jr.; her brother Trey, and his wife, Kristie; her sister, Lauren; her in-laws, Gary and Mary Riess; her sister-in-law, Michelle; her grandparents, Dean and Anne Herfindahl, Sr., Timothy and Rita O'Brien and Elaine Mitchell; her cousins, Shannon, Fran, Andy, Connor, Aidan and Liam; her uncle, Teddy and his wife, Patty; her aunt, Lynn and her husband, Mike.
She will also by missed by a host of close family and friends, including her beloved cat, Pumpkin Eyebulb.
Alanna also had a special place in her heart for her nephew, Patrick Riley, whom she loved to spoil.
She was predeceased by her uncle, Cullen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 230 Executive Dr., Newark, on Wednesday morning, February 11th at 11 am.
Friends may call at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek on Tuesday, February 10 from 2-4 pm and from 6-9 pm.
Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dept. of Pediatrics, Rhabdomyosarcoma Research Fund, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, Attn: Dr. Wexler.
Boyd W. "Chip" Wicks, Jr.
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Boyd W. "Chip" Wicks, Jr., age 23 of Wilmington, DE died February 27, 2004.
Chip was a 1999 graduate of Concord High School, where he played guard for 3 years on the varsity Concord Raiders football team.
He also played lacrosse and baseball while at Concord.
After graduation, Chip joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served our country for 4 years, serving in Okinawa, Guam, Iwo Jima, Australia, Kuwait and Iraq.
Chip was a sergeant in the infantry 1/5 Marines - the first Marine ground combat unit in Iraq during the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a squad leader, certified scuba diver, and small arms instructor.
Most recently, Chip was enrolled full time at the Del Tech Stanton Campus.
He will fondly be remembered as a tough Marine, who looked out for his buddies, a generous friend who loved spending time with his friends, and a good-hearted son who loved his family.
Chip is survived by his parents, Boyd W., Sr. and Paula Dunford Wicks; 3 sisters, Michelle M. Wicks, Annemarie E. Wicks and Suzanne M. Wicks; his maternal grandparents, James and Janette Dunford; and his nephew, Joseph B. Wicks.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Boyd and Mary Wicks.
A viewing will be held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, March 2, at the McCrery Memorial Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Rt.202, south of Silverside Rd.). A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, March 3, at the parish where he grew up, the Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., followed by intermenty in the Delaware Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
Joseph A. McNesby "JoeBoy"
Joseph McNesby, age 82, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on March 1, 2004 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born September 16, 1921, Mr. McNesby was 1 of 5 children born to the late Teresa (Halloran) and Joseph McNesby.
Joe was a life long resident of Wilmington having grown up in the Jackson Street area where he developed friendships that he maintained throughout his entire lifetime. He attended St. Paul's grade school and Salesianum prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Army where he fought for our country in World War II having toured Italy, North Africa and Casa Blanca.
After his military service, he then worked for the U.S. Post Office for over 30 years mostly at the Union Street Station.
Joe was a deeply religious man who practiced his faith and truly lived his life by the golden rule. Always putting others before himself, he served as a role model to his children and grandchildren on how to treat and help others in need. A long time member of St Elizabeth's Church, he emphasized the importance of having faith in the Lord. He was also known for his unique sense of humor and enjoyed the time he spent with his many friends at the Defiance Athletic Association. An avid golfer, he enjoyed the times he spent with his friends, nephews, sons and grandsons in the Defiance Golf league and annual Blue-Gold and CYM golf outings.
Joe was known for his long walks and treasured the times he spent at the beach, especially in Lewes. He was most proud of the 11 grandchildren that survive him and developed a special relationship with each one.
Mr. McNesby was predeceased by the love of his life, Margaret, in 1997 and was a devoted husband for 49 years. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Teresa McNesby and Alice Skibicki and is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Feola of Mawah, NJ and Frances Renai of Wilmington. Joe is also survived by his 6 children, daughter, Teesie and husband, John Bonk, daughter, Patricia and husband, Jay Milewski, son, Joseph and wife, Sharon McNesby, son, Jerry and wife, Debbie McNesby and sons, Daniel and Michael McNesby with whom he lived. His grandchildren include, Mary Kathleen Reinbold, Erin, Theresa, J. Andrew, III, Kristen and Mikey McNesby, Shawn, Meghan and Michael Patrick Bonk and Brian and Jay Milewski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 5th at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth's Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington where visitation will take place on Thursday evening between 6-8 pm.
Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
The family suggests contributions in memory of Joe to DFRC, Inc. (formerly Delaware Foundation for Retarded Children) 640 Plaza Drive, Newark, DE 19702.
Catherine A. Adams
Age 51 of Naples, FL, formerly of Newark, DE died Saturday, March 13, 2004, in FL.
Mrs. Adams, a loving mother and devoted wife, was born May 12, 1952 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She was a former member of the Resurrection parish in Wilmington, DE, Immaculate Conception parish in Elkton, MD and St. Thomas More Oratory in Newark, DE. She was a current member of St. Anne's parish in Naples, FL, where she was assistant director of religious education and an Eucharistic minister. She had a certificate in Kingdom Ministry from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA and a degree from Paul Smith's College in NY. Through the years, she volunteered her time to organizations such as The Jesus House, Community Bible Center, New Directions, Mt. Aviat Academy, St. Marks High School, Boy Scout Troop #205, the Girl Scouts and the YMCA. She enjoyed everything including tennis, golf, triathlon, swimming and jazzercise.
She is survived by her husband, George A. Adams, Jr. of Naples, FL; and 2 children, Douglas G. Adams and Christine L. Adams, both of Naples, FL, formerly of Newark, DE.
Her sister, Maha Anand Golden of New York City, NY; 2 brothers, Joseph B. Schmitt, Jr. of San Diego, CA and Michael A. Schmitt of Toms River, NJ; and her father, Joseph B. Schmitt of Gulf Breeze, FL. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Schmitt.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 pm on Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton, MD. Burial will be at 12 noon on Saturday, March 20, 2004, in Greenwood Cemetery in Manahawkin, NJ.
Flowers are welcome, however contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to New Directions, c/o the funeral home.
R.T. FOARD & JONES FUNERAL DIRECTORS & CREMATORY www.rtfoard.com 302-731-4627
Robert D. Everett
Age 74 of Newkirk Estates passed away Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE.
Bob retired in 1991 after 32 years as a locksmith for the University of Delaware.
He was a member of the Middletown Moose Lodge #1295, where he reached the highest level as a Pilgrim. He served in various capacities including holding the position as Governor twice.
Bob was a season ticket holder for the Blue Hens football team and enjoyed shooting pool, collecting toy cars and watching game shows.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia A. Everett; his children, Larry Everett, Bobbie Faust and Dennis Everett; his brothers, Medford "Bud" and Wallace Everett; his sisters, Isabel Robinson, Joyce German and Phyllis Tweed; his grandchildren, Mark, Mandy, Jerica, Emily and Bradley; and his step grandchildren, Amanda and D.J.
A service will be held on Tuesday, March 30th at 11 am at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Kirkwood Hwy. & Duncan Rd., where family and friends may call on Monday, March 29th, from 6-8 pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Evelyn H. Doncaster
Age 97, died Monday, March 29, 2004 at Franciscan Care Center at Brackenville, Hockessin.
A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Evelyn attended the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a social worker for Old Swedes Community Center/Peoples Community Center for 66 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi R.C. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace A. Doncaster.
She is survived by 2 nephews, Ronald Halter of Trainer, PA and Alex Halter of Ft. Myers, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi R.C. Church, 901 New Rd., Elsmere, DE on Thurs., Apr. 1 at 10 am.
Friends may call at the church from 9-10 am.
Interment in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Corpus Christi R.C. Church.
James Kirkwood Buckley, Sr.
Age 73 went home to be with Jesus March 30, 2004.
Jim was a decorated war hero who loved his country and proudly served in the Korean War with the U.S. Army.
He was awarded the Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Jim loved spending time with his family.
He also enjoyed sports, fishing and boating.
He was a graduate of Archmere Academy and attended the University of Delaware.
Jim was a member of the Captain Paul N. Dill Chapter #2 Korean War Veterans Association.
Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Alice Betty Buckley; 2 sons, James K. Buckley, Jr., William L. Buckley; and 2 daughters, Beth Buckley Rath and her husband, Paul, and Susan Chatburn and her husband, Timothy.
Grandchildren, Allie, Maddie, Beau, Tyler and Victoria Chatburn and Colton, James Treston and Cassiona Rath also survive.
Jim joins his parents, Edwin L. Buckley, Sr. and Helen Kirkwood Dick Buckley; and brother, Edwin L. Buckley, Jr.
A memorial service in celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 11 am at Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806, where friends may call at 10 am.
Burial will be private in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory may be sent to Flip Side Youth Ministries, c/o New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 677 Dawson Dr., Newark, DE 19713.
Dolly Mae Chandler Farraday
Age 72 of the Linwood section of Lower Chichester, PA died March 31, 2004 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland.
Mrs. Farraday was born in St. Louis, MO, where she was reared and educated. Dolly was a woman who devoted her life to her home and her family. She worked as a floating manager for 7-11 at several stores over the last 20 years.
She was the sister of the late Lillian Farraday. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard "Ed" Farraday; 1 son, Scott E. Farraday of Highland, MI; 4 daughters, Pamela G. Rose of Wilmington, DE, Grace "Ricky" Taylor of Trainer, Anastasia E. Jones of Boothwyn and Kimberly A. Massey of Newark, DE; 1 sister, Wilma Vineland of St Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 10:30 am Saturday, April 3, at the WARD FUNERAL HOME, 1459 Market St, Linwood, where calling hours will be from 9-10:30. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Aston.
Memorial contributions in her memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 225 City Line, Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 will be appreciated by the family.
Wayne F. Gemmill
Age 61 of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the Hillside House.
A former vice president of Wilmington Piano, Mr. Gemmill owned Lanning Piano Company. He was a lifelong musician and enjoyed performing at the Tally-Ho Lounge. He was also an avid painter and artist.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Miller, and her husband, Joe, of Bear; his son, Jeffrey Gemmill, of Middletown; 4 grandchildren, Krystin, Joey, Kole and Zach; his brother, Robert Gemmill, of Millsboro; and his former spouse, Kathleen.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 3rd, at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone & Milltown Rds., Wilmington, where family and friends may call after 9:30 am. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Mental Health Association of Delaware, 100 West 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Heather A. Irwin
Age 21 of Elkton died March 30, 2004.
Graveside service 1 pm Fri., April 2, in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery, Cherry Hill, MD. Donations: Heather Irwin Mem. Fund, c/o HICKS HOME FOR FUNERALS, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921.
Rev. Howard J. Lodge
The Rev. Howard J. Lodge, age 90 of Gloucester, MA died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at his home.
Born in Philadelphia, PA February 3, 1914, he was the son of the late Howard and Pauline (Eberhart) Lodge. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and was a graduate of the Philadelphia Biblical University. His calling in life was to give God's message of salvation to as many people as he could reach. He continued to preach into his late 80s. As part of his ministry, he led teams to Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA rescue shelters. He was also a past president of The Christian Endeavor in PA. He enjoyed writing music and playing his musical saw accompanied by his wife.
He was the husband of the late Marian M. (Scheaffer) Lodge. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Jimmy Nowasielski. He is survived by 2 daughters, Marian Smitheman of Feasterville, PA and Susan Nowasielski of Wilmington, DE; 3 sons, Howard Lodge, Jr. and Donald Lodge, both of Gloucester, James Lodge of Elizabethville, PA; and local grandchildren, Rachel Thompson of Hockessin, DE, Jon Nowasielski of Bear, DE, Rebekah Nowasielski of Wilmington, DE and Jeremy Newhouse, formerly of Wilmington, DE.
Funeral services were held today, April 1, in the Calvary Chapel Baptist Church in Gloucester, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 62, Millersberg, PA 17061.
PIKE-GRONDIN FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester, MA
James R. Mason
Age 88 of Millsboro, DE died March 14, 2004, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Funeral 11 am Thurs., April 8, at WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. Donations: Salvation Army, 559 E. DuPont Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966.
Henry Morris, Jr.
Age 75 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Baltimore, MD died March 27, 2004 at Veteran's Hospital.
The funeral service and burial will be held privately.
Arrangements by BELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Lora Ann Murson (Rockhold)
Ms. Lora Ann (Rockhold) Murson, age 48 of Fair Hill, MD, formerly of Newark, DE, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Christiana Hospital in Newark after a short illness.
Born in Fort Washington, PA December 23, 1955, Lora was a 1973 graduate of Christiana High School.
She was a professional real estate agent for 16 years and most recently had worked for Remax Central in Bear for 6 years.
Lora will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Katy L. Murson (17) and Lauren M. Murson (15), both at home; 2 sisters, Lucy Powers and her husband, Tom, of Townsend and Pat Powers and her husband, Clete, of St. Petersburg, PA; a brother, Michael Rockhold of DE; 6 nephews, Sam and Jon Rosado, both of Newark, Ben Powers of Townsend, Scott and David Rebarchak and Blaine Powers, all of St. Petersburg, PA; 2 nieces, Sarah and Jen Rockhold, both of DE; fianc‚, Mark Wilkinson of Fair Hill; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Blaine Rockhold, in 1981; mother, Lucille Rockhold, in 2002; sister, Mary Rockhold, in 1957; and former husband, Rick Murson, in 2002.
Friends may call from 1-3 pm and from 6-8 pm on Sunday, April 4, 2004, and again from 9:45-10:45 am on Monday, April 5th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Monday, April 5th, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill & Gender Roads, Newark. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Murson Children Education Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust, 10 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear, DE 19701.