Agnes Marie Casey (Hillis) "Aggie"
Age 48, was joined with the Lord on Friday, July 30, 2004. Aggie was born on March 2, 1956 in Wilmington, DE.
To know her was to love her. Those who loved her knew her rich sense of humor and her ability to bring laughter to any situation. She was truly the family entertainer!! Her deep, caring spirit touched those with whom she had contact, whether in her work as a nurse, as a massage therapist or in her everyday life. She enjoyed singing and was very good at it...if she knew the words. She loved to read and to watch old Cary Grant movies. She found joy in her relationship with God, her friends and her family.
She is predeceased by "Granny" Agnes Kruzienski, for whom she is named; her sister Margaret (Peggy) Hillis, her sister, Helene (Lenie) Hillis; and her niece Lexie Hillis. She is survived by her son, Brian Casey, her daughter, Jill Casey and her husband Mark Casey, and their granddaughter Kylie Casey. She is also survived by her parents, Donald and Helen Hillis. She will be dearly missed by her brother, Donnie Hillis and his wife Joan; her 4 sisters, Miki Williams and her husband Bruce, Mary June and her husband Bernie, Marti Denis and her husband Jack, Sheila DiNardo and her husband Bill. Her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and A great-nephew will always remember the aunt that made them giggle. She will also be missed by countless friends.
A memorial service will be held 1 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Mt. Salem Methodist Church, 19th and Mt. Salem Lane.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Jesus House, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, or Mt. Salem Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE 19806.
CREMATION SERVICE OF DELAWARE
Robert Ian Dick
Age 22, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of Ronald and Janet (Hosey) Dick.
He was a 2000 graduate of The Charter School of Wilmington.
He enjoyed rollerblading and working with computers which became his career at Vestcom Mid-Atlantic in Newark, DE.
In addition to his parents, Robert is survived by 2 sisters, Laura Ballow and Sarah Dick both of Wilmington, DE; and a brother, Pete Wolski of Key West, FL.
Friends and Relatives are invited to attend Robert's Life Celebration at BEESON MEMORIAL SERVICES, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE at 1 pm Thursday, August 5.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice.
Mabel K. Dixon
Age 87 of Oxford, PA passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004 in the Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
She was born in Jefferson, NC, on August 12, 1916 to the late Reuben and Judy Dixon. She lived in Oxford, PA area for over 50 years.
Mabel was a seamstress and a loving mother and grandmother who loved to care for people.
She is survived by 2 sons, James R. Dixon and his wife Maggie of Rising Sun, MD and William D. Dixon and his wife Ann of Orbisonia, PA; 4 grandchildren, Don Dixon of Colorado, Marty Dixon of Ohio, Mike Dixon of Delaware and Kathy Murani of PA; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Maxine Dixon, Grace Everett and Mary Jones all of Oxford, PA. One brother and 1 sister preceded her in death.
A funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at the EDWARD L. COLLINS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 86 Pine St., Oxford, PA, where relatives and friends may call from 10-11 am Wednesday. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Calvert Manor Scholarship Fund, 1881 Telegraph Rd., Rising Sun, MD 21911.
Hank William Edwards
Age 39, of Townsend, DE died July 30, 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Karen A. Edwards of Townsend, DE; 1 daughter Torie Edwards of Townsend, DE; his mother, Margaret Ann Bennett and step-father C. Leonard Bennett, both of Galena, MD; and his grandmother, Mary V. Semans of Galena, MD.
Services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at the FELLOWS HELFENBEIN & NEWNAM funeral home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, MD. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 and also 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in Mt. Olive cemetery in Sandtown, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to PNC Bank, Smyrna, DE for the Victoria Ann Edwards Educational Fund, which will be used for his daughter's schooling.
Mary A. Forst
Age 86, beloved mother, grandma, and granny of Bear, DE, formerly of Newark, died on Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Union Hospital in Elkton.
Mrs. Forst was born in Astoria, NY on August 4, 1917. A talented homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her beloved family. In her leisure time, Mrs. Forst enjoyed membership at both the Elkton and Newark Senior Centers. She also enjoyed playing computer games and rummy, solving crossword puzzles, watching favorite television programs, and crocheting. In recent years, Mrs. Forst was happy to make her home with her daughters, dividing her time between Elkton and Bear.
Her husband, Joseph A. Forst, died in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Marie Felix Ruth; her father, Anton Ruth; and her stepmother, Augusta Ruth. She is survived by 5 children, Joseph A. Forst, Jr. and his wife Cynthia, of Brentwood, LI, NY, Mary A. Imperatore and her husband Arthur, of Bear, Bertha R. Lawler of Newark, Betty Ann Meli and her husband Charles, of Palm Coast, FL, and Jo Ann Mullon and her husband Tod, of Elkton; a sister, Bertha Ashcroft and her husband Alan, of Hollywood, FL; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Friends may call 6-8 pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at the SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 121 w. Park Place, Newark. A committal service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 4, 2004, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Edward B. Heyden Jr.
Age 80 of Ocean Pines, MD died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at home.
He was born in Orange, NJ and attended Texas Christian University prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific as a flight engineer on B-29's. He was awarded the air medal. He graduated from Rutgers University, than taught academics and coached football and basketball at high schools in New York, He was a guidance counselor in Southampton High School and Mt. Pleasant High School in Brandywine School District in Wilmington, DE. He was President of Delaware Personnel and Guidance Assoc., and counselor of the year in 1968. He was also the past President of Ocean Pines Kiwanis Club and former member of the Ocean Pines Men's Golf Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward B and Florence Weston Heyden. He is survived by his wife, Lois Comrie Heyden of Ocean Pines; 3 sons, Dr. Edward Heyden III and Robin Pittman of Hallandale, FL, Richard Heyden, and his wife, Mary Frances of Prescott, AZ, Michael C. Heyden and his wife, Michele of Wilmington, DE; 2 daughters, Mary Ellen Warren and her husband, Marvin of Wilmington, DE, Nancy Meredith of Ocean Pines, MD; 2 sisters, Gale Templeton of New York City, NY and Joyce Hintz of Westfield, NJ; 5 grandchildren, Carolyn Heyden, Richard Appel, Stacey McMinds, Samantha Meredith and Michael Heyden, Jr; and 1 great grandchild, Marissa McMinds.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 10:30 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, MD, where Father Edward Fahey will officiate. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro, DE at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21801 of the American Heart Association, 415 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Arrangements by Hastings Funeral Home Selbyville, DE 19975
James Leon Keeler
Age 60, of Blackbird passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, August 1, 2004.
Jimmy was a Union Iron Worker and a member of Local #451. He was also a livestock dealer on the Eastern Shore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Keeler; 2 brothers George III and Joseph, and his first wife, Sandy.
He will be missed by his beloved daughters, whom he referred to as "His Girls", Denise Evans, Lisa Clarke, and Jamie and Krissy Keeler, all of Blackbird. He was their "rock". Jimmy is also survived by 1 sister, Kay Weisner and 4 brothers, Bob, Vic, Jack and Pat Keeler. He will also be dearly missed by his 2 grandsons and "Best Buddies" Chase and Tanner Evans and a son-in-law Ned Evans. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday in the Townsend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Legion, Post #14, 107 Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, DE. 19977, or to Heartland Hospice Services, 261 Chapman Rd. Suite 100, Newark, DE. 19702. Arrangements by the DANIELS & HUTCHISON FUNERAL HOME, MIDDLETOWN.
Grafton W. Laws
Devoted husband of Lillian Thomas Laws and beloved son of the late Grafton John and Gloria Anna Laws, departed this life on July 23, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. Grafton was born on September 29, 1938 in Wilmington, DE.
He attended Wilmington public schools and following his completion of Howard High School in Wilmington, Grafton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, becoming one of the first African-Americans to do so from the State of Delaware. He completed his tour of duty with the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. Grafton worked with the Vision Quest At-Risk youth program in Tucson, Arizona for several years and he was a community activist in Wilmington, DE for many years before moving west. Grafton also had been employed with Harrison School District #2 for over 15 years where he was head custodian at Sierra High School for at least 5 of those years. Grafton was a loving and loyal person. He had a zest for life and always put his family first. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing with his grandson and friends. Grafton believed in the quote "Life is a journey, enjoy the ride." He enjoyed the ride.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720.
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Patricia R. Lingo Lawson
Age 62 of Wilmington, DE died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Harbor Health Care, Lewes, DE.
Born in Lewes, DE she was employed as a Park Supervisor, and retired from the New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Millsboro, DE. She was the recipient of the "George T. Sarginsson Award" for outstanding service as a park supervisor. She loved the beach and was a graduate of Frederick College in Portsmouth, VA.
She was predeceased in death by her mother Olive Hitchens Lingo in 1978. She is survived by her son, Thomas R. Lawson II of Rehoboth Beach, DE; her father, Joseph C. Lingo of Millsboro, DE; her grandson, Dylan Thomas Lawson.
A service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 11 am at THE WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, DE, where Rev. James Burton will officiate. Viewing will be 1 hour prior to the funeral service.
Interment will follow in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, DE.
William A. Lewing
Age 72, of Greenville, DE and North Naples, FL, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004 in Wilmington attended by his loving family after a gallant and long-lived battle against cancer.
Bill was born in Cincinnati, OH on October 6, 1931 to Celia Poetker and Albert Lewing.
He received a BS in Chemistry from Cornell University, where he was a member of the Red Key honor society and captained the soccer team, and an MBA from University of Delaware.
After college, Bill served our country as a Battery Commander in the US Army in Korea.
On November 19, 1955, he married Virginia Catherine Mullen of Rochester, NY.
They moved to Wilmington where Bill embarked on a 37- year career with the DuPont Company, initially as a chemist. He served as a sales and business manager in the plastics, film coating and fabricated products areas throughout his career.
Bill retired to Florida in 1992, while remaining active in the Rotary Club and as a director of a private company.
He was a member of Wilmington CC and Audobon CC in Naples, FL.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Lewing of Monson, MA; sister Margie Berube of Falmouth, MA and sister Dee Adkins of Kinston, NC; his wife of 48 years Ginny; their 4 children David Lewing and wife Patrice Derrington, of East Hampton, NY, Douglas Lewing and wife Sally of Yardley, PA, Tara Lewing Fineman and husband Brad of Arlington, VA, Drew Lewing and wife Sophie of Niagra on the Lake, Ontario; and 7 grandchildren, Ginna, Ally and Jake Lewing, Graeme and William Fineman, Maxime and Noah Lewing.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Bill's life with a visitation at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley, from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 4.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10am on Thursday, August 5 at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Intl. Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., #206, N. Hollywood, CA 91607, or to Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Rd., DE 19807
Mary Ella Manelski
Passed away at home on Friday, July 30, 2004. Service Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 11am in the FARIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna, DE, where friends may call 1 hour before service. Burial Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
John B. O'Donnell
Age 78, of Milltown, DE, passed away on Sunday morning, August 1, 2004 in the Christiana Hospital.
John ("Jack") was born in Coaldale, PA, on July 26, 1926 to the late Bernard and Cecilia O'Donnell. He graduated from St. Mary's grade school and Coaldale High School in 1944. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Army between 1944 and 1946 during late hostilities and peacetime in Europe. He later graduated from Perkiomen Prep and Dickinson College in 1952. He was employed by the DuPont Company from 1952 in Textile Fibers and Marketing, and worked in Seaford, DE, Kinston, NC, and Wilmington, DE, until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf at the Dupont Country Club with fellow retirees and friends before and after retirement. Jack was a parishioner of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church from 1958 until his death.
Jack was preceded in death in 1993 by his beloved spouse, Catherine "Kay" (Sullivan), originally of Tamaqua, PA. They met in 1946 while spectators at a local football game and married in 1950. Jack remembered not only their wedding anniversary, but also remembered the exact date he met Kay.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel of Palmerton, PA., James of Coaldale, and his sister, Rita Miller, of Coaldale.
He is survived by his beloved sister, Joan Wildoner, of Jim Thorpe, PA, and many dear nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his children, Bernard J. O'Donnell of Wilmington, and Karen M. Warner of Newark; and his beloved grandchildren, Brian Warner, and Aileen and Daniel O'Donnell.
Family and friends may call between 7 and 9 pm on Thursday evening, August 5, at MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church on Milltown Road at 10 am on Friday, August 6, 2004. Internment will immediately follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the American Heart Association, or St. John the Beloved Parish.
Margaret W. Schooley
Age 84, passed away August 1, 2004 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD.
She resided for more than 40 years in Gwinhurst, DE and resided in Bayard, DE for the last 7 years.
Peggy was an executive secretary for more than twenty years in the Human Resources Department at the Dupont Experimental Station in Brandywine DE.
She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Woods of Ireland. She is survived by her only child, Dr. Daniel E. Schooley; her beloved daughter -in-law Wendy S. Schooley; her grandson, Richard C. Schooley; her niece whom she considered a daughter, Mary Elizabeth DeMatto; and many nephews, nieces and other grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Peggy's viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 am at BEESON MEMORIAL SERVICES, 412 Philadelphia Pike. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Claymont Fire Co., 3223 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, whose quick actions saved her son's life.
Loretta M. Tackett
Age 58 passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in Wilmington Hospital.
Loretta worked as a cosmetologist. She enjoyed attending worship services at Eighth Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by 4 sons, Robert N., Michael N., Tyrone J. and Cory L.; mother, Laura Griffin; siblings, Laban, Larry, Lonnie, Lucille and Lillian Stevens, Charles Griffin, Ella Williams, Laurie Taltoan, LaVern Fullerton, Lorraine Henry and Gloria James. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
Funeral 11 am Wednedsday, August 4 at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 24th & Market Streets, Wilmington. Viewing 9-11 am only. Burial in New Evergreen Cemetery, Coatesville, PA.
John H. Thompson, Sr.
Age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday July 31, 2004, joining his wife and buddy, Lydia J. Thompson who died in 1998.
Mr. Thompson served in the AAA Gun Battalion as a Technical Sergeant in the South Pacific during WW II from 1940-1945. John was a Laboratory Technician Mechanic for DuPont's Experimental Station retiring in 1979 after 29 years of service. He made numerous contributions to DuPont Experimental Station's research and development projects. John was a 58- year member of the Christiana Lodge #35 A.F. & A. M. in Newport, the DAV, and the DuPont Country Club.
John is survived by his son, John H. Thompson, Jr. and his wife Deb; and his granddaughters, Lauren and Ashley, all of Lincoln University, PA. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Thompson of Westview.
Service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOME.
Beatrice L. West
Age 95 of Millsboro, DE died Thursday, July 29, 2004 in Kindred Hospital, St. Petersburg FL.
She was born near Millsboro, and the daughter of the late Elijah and Florence Baker Brumbley. Beatrice was a member of the Carey's Untied Methodist Church and The Churches Untied Methodist Women, near Millsboro.
She was predeceased by her Husband Raymond V West, who died in 1993. She is survived by 2 daughters, Betty Lou Montgomery of Newark, DE, Evelyn West Gilhooley of St. Petersburg, FL; 4 grandchildren, James Gilhooley and Carole Gilhooley West of St, Petersburg, FL, Sheila Montgomery and Jennifer Healy of Newark, DE; and 7 great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 pm, Friday, August 6, 2004 at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call 2 hours before the service. Interment will be in Carey's Cemetery, Millsboro, and Rev, Arthur G. Backus will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Carey's United Methodist Church, c/o Josephine Dorey, R.D. 9, Box 321, Millsboro, DE 19966 or to a charity of choice.
John L. Williamson
Age 50, of Ocean View, DE, formerly of Philadelphia, died at his home on Saturday July 31, 2004.
Mr. Williamson worked in a family business.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan; his mother Mildred Williamson; sons, John Jr., Kevin, Mark, Paul, and Matthew; a daughter, Melissa Williamson; brothers James and Richard; and 5 grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial will be offered Wednesday August 4th at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach, DE with interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, DE. Friends may call on Tuesday Evening from 7-9 pm at the Bethany chapel of Melson Funeral Services on West Avenue in Ocean View, DE.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to, American Heart Association, Sussex chapter, 600 DuPont Hwy, Georgetown, DE. 19947.
L. Martin GRAVELY
L. Martin Gravely, Jr.
Age 73, died on Saturday, August 14, 2004 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He lived in Hockessin and died in Oregon following a family vacation.
A Spanish teacher for 30 years at Brandywine High School, he is survived by his wife, Barbara of 40 years; his daughter, Meg G. Keen of Newark; son-in-law Bryan W. Keen, and grandsons, Peyton, Bradley and Matthew Keen; his son, Robert M. Gravely; daughter-in-law, Polly Forster of Portland, OR, and his brother, Bernard P. Gravely of Richmond, VA. A second brother, Ford Gravely, died earlier this year.
Born in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late L. Martin and Elizabeth F. Gravely. He was a graduate of George Washington High School in Danville and received degrees from Lynchburg College and the University of VA. His career began at Halifax County High School in South Boston, VA, where he taught for 6 years before coming to Brandywine High School, where he retired in 1991. He was active in the athletic programs at both schools and served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Gravely was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Delaware Retired Teachers Association, and had a long involvement with Ulster Project DE.
A memorial service will be held at 4 pm on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania Ave. and Rodney St., Wilmington.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Linda Williams, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10164-3772.
Daniel R. Roarty
Age 43 of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 8, 2004 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Dan was the senior product manager at Scott Instruments in Exton, PA. Born and raised in Pleasant Hills, PA, he received his engineering degree from Villanova University. He loved spending time with his family, watching sunsets and viewing lightning storms. He was a member of the ISA.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Kelly (Ziegler) Roarty; his children, Joshua (15), Jessica (13), Matthew (11) and Keenan (9); his father, Joseph D. Roarty of Churchill, PA; brothers, Joseph M. of Chicago, IL, David H. of Murrysville, PA, John C. of Houston, TX and James C. of Virginia Beach, VA; his sister, Kate Delaney of Lunenburg, MA, and his aunt, Sarah Roarty of Broomall, PA. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Joy Roarty.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Monday, September 6, 2004 in Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Skyline Ridge, Wilmington, DE. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Sunday, September 5 at the church with a vigil service to follow at 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Daniel R. Roarty Memorial Fund, c/o WSFS, PO Box 1889, Wilmington, DE 19899-9713. All donations will remain anonymous.
Arrangements by DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME
Ruth Sherrill SMITH
Ruth Sherrill Smith Wife of Paul A. Smith, died Friday August 27, 2004 at her home in Columbia, SC.
Mrs. Smith was born on October 6, 1949 in Wilmington, DE; daughter of Horace C. Sherrill, Jr. and Mary Lou Sherrill of Wilmington, DE. She attended Brandywine High School and was a graduate of High Point College. She worked for Xerox Corporation prior to moving with her husband to England for 5 years and then returning to reside in Columbia, SC. She was an Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sister and a member of the PEO Sisterhood. She was active in her community Women's Club and a leader of several of their interest groups. Her favorite activity was international travel, having toured in Europe, Egypt, and China.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Paul A. Smith of Columbia, SC; parents, Horace and Mary Lou Sherrill of Wilmington, DE; brother, James W. Sherrill and his wife, Maxine and 2 nephews, James Sherrill, Jr. and Russell Sherrill of Rexford, NY.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday September 3, 2004 at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville. There will be no viewing and interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James H. Blades
Age 57 of Frederica, DE died August 30, 2004 at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Milford, DE to the late James W. and Helen Hendricks Blades and attended Felton High School.
Upon graduation, he received a bachelor's degree from West Chester University and later acquired his master's degree from Salisbury University.
Mr. Blades was also a first lieutenant in the Army National Guard.
Before his retirement in 2002, Mr. Blades was a teacher, coach and athletic director for 33 years for the Lake Forest School District and most recently for 2 years for Saint Thomas More Academy.
As an athletic director and coach, Mr. Blades worked hard at making his teams worthy of respect, most notably the girls and boys cross country and track and field.
He thoroughly enjoyed coaching the students and was an inspiration to his students and faculty alike and earned much love, loyalty and respect.
During the 2 short years at St. Thomas More Academy, he turned around their struggling athletic program and at the same time trained his replacement.
All of these accomplishments and his devotion and love for Lake Forest earned him the honor of having the Lake Forest High School Stadium renamed the James H. Blades Stadium.
Some of his coaching accomplishments included 18 state championships and 25 runner-ups, 25 conference Coach of the Year awards, 4 state Coach of the Year awards, and in 1988, the region 2 cross-country Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
Mr. Blades leadership accomplishments included State Cross Country chairman, treasurer of his conference athletic director's association, a member of the State Track and Field and State Swimming and Diving Committees, board of directors for DSAA which is now DIAA, founder and director of the prestigious Lake Forest Cross Country Invitational for 33 years, and the Keith S. Burgess Track and Field Invitational for 25 years.
He was the meet director for the conference and state cross country and track and field championships.
He took the initiative to host the first girls cross-country championships, and the state finally recognized it as a sport for girls.
Using the St. Thomas Moore Academy gym, he established a 4-week high school boys and girls summer basketball league, a 4-week sports fitness camp, a girls volleyball camp, and a weeklong basketball camp for boys and girls grades 4-8.
His work at the St. Thomas More Academy led to a partnership with the Lake Forest School District.
Lake Forest allows St. Thomas More Academy use of their track and field facility, and both schools united to coordinate the Lake Forest Cross-Country and Keith S. Burgess Track and Field Invitational.
At home, Mr. Blades enjoyed gardening and traveling with his family.
He enjoyed working at the Delaware State Fair in the Pete Pizzadeli's stand.
Mr. Blades was a faithful member of the Felton United Methodist Church and a devote Christian.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bonnie J. Blades of Frederica; son, Scott Blades and his wife, Jennifer, of Gainesville, FL; daughter, Jill Zink and her husband, Matthew, of Frederica; and granddaughter, Madeleine Zink of Frederica.
Visitation will be from 6-9 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2004, at the MELVIN FUNERAL HOME, 15522 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952.
The funeral will be held at 1 pm on Friday, September 3, 2004, at the James H. Blades Stadium at the Lake Forest High School in Felton, officiated by Rev. Dr. Philip Lawton of the Felton United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery in Harrington.
Anyone wishing to speak at his funeral should contact Dale Hammond at 302-284-4349.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly recommends contributions to the James H. Blades Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund, c/o Dale Hammond, PO Box 83, Felton, DE 19943.
Harold Robert Baker
Age 82 of New Castle, DE, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the Christiana Medical Center in Newark, DE.
Born in Ridley Park, PA, Mr. Baker was the son of the late Ralph C. Baker and Esther Gray Baker.
Mr. Baker retired in 1981 from the Sun Ship Building Company in Chester, PA where he was a supervisor for pipe fitting maintenance. He was an active member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark.
He was a member of the Harmony Weavers in New Castle County, DE, and worked with Camp Farthest Out.
He was an officer for many years with the Full Gospel Businessmen Association of Lancaster, PA.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife of 44 years, Thelma B. Baker of New Castle; 1 brother, Lloyd H. Baker, Sr. and his wife, Jean of Boothwyn, PA; 1 aunt, Belva Baker of Greenwood, DE; a sister-in-law, Betty Baker of Brookhaven, PA; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by 1 brother, John E. Baker.
A graveside service will be at 11 am Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Denton Cemetery in Denton, MD. This will be preceded by a viewing/visitation, which will be held from 10-10:45 at the MOORE FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 12 S. Second Street in Denton, MD.
A memorial service will be at 11 am Saturday, September 11, at the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark where friends are invited to visit 1 hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE. 19711.
Jean W. Bowes
Age 102, born in Buckhaven Scotland, formerly of Claymont & Wilmington, DE, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2004 in Riverside Extended Care, Wilmington, DE.
Her beloved husband, Arthur E. Bowes died in 1971.
In her earlier years, Mrs. Bowes worked for the Kennards Department Store as a sales representative. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by her daughter, Janette B. Gracey of Millsboro, DE; great grandson, Cameron Gracey and great granddaughter, Morgan Gracey.
The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, September 3, 2004 in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE. Friends may visit with the family in the chapel beginning at 1:15 pm. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.
GEBHART FUNERAL HOMES OF New Castle County
Age 80 of Dover, DE, died Tues., Aug. 31, 2004 in Silver Lake Center. Services 12 noon Fri., Sept. 3, at Mt. Zion AME Church, Queen and Fulton Sts. Viewing 11-12 noon on Friday.
Arrangements by PIPPIN FUNERAL HOME
Gladys A. Cann
Age 79 of Chestertown, MD died Aug. 30, 2004, at Chester River Hospital.
Visitation 7-9 pm today, Sept. 2, and funeral 12 noon Fri., Sept. 3, at Janes UM Church in Chestertown.
WALLEY FUNERAL SERVICES Chestertown, MD
Abraham (Lou King) Celli
Age 92, died peacefully Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the home of his daughter, Elaine LePere after a long illness.
Lou was born in Baltimore on April 12, 1912.
He resided in the town of New Castle for some 85 years fathering 12 children with his wife of 53 years, Regina Jeffery who died in 1986. He acquired the name Lou King during the 40's for his big band sound "Lou King Orchestra" as a saxophone player. Lou worked as a highway inspector for the State of Delaware until his retirement in 1971.
Lou also was known for his bartending at several of the Wilmington country clubs and nightspots. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter the Apostle R. C. Church in New Castle, and St. Anthony's Club in New Castle.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Louis, William, Patrick, and his daughters, Denise Davis and Theresa Celli. He is survived by his wife, Philomena Saienni Celli of New Castle; 4 sons, Harry and his wife, Doris, Joseph "Bundo" and his wife, Patricia both from New Castle, Ronald and his wife, Sharon of Lewes, and Donald of Wilmington; 3 daughters, Delores Bennett and her husband, Wallace, Elaine LePere and her husband, Dennis, and Marie Celli all of New Castle; 30 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle R. C. Church, 521 Harmony St., New Castle on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 10 am. Friends may call at St. Peters from 6-8 pm Friday, September 3, also from 9-10 am on Saturday, September 4. Interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Pkwy., New Castle.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to St. Peter's Workforce, 521 Harmony St., New Castle, DE 19720.
Krienen Funeral Home 328-9300
Courtney F. Daniels
Age 53 of Bear, DE died Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at Christiana Hospital.
Funeral 12 noon Saturday, September 4, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 300 New St., Middletown, with visitation 11-12. THE HOUSE OF WRIGHT MORTUARY.
Mary R. Garrett
Age 94, formerly of Parkesburg, PA died on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the Willow Valley Manor of Lancaster where she resided for the last 7 years.
She was the widow of the late Elmer H. "Bucky" Garrett who died in 1972. Born in Valley Township, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Rena Murray Root. Mary was a graduate of the Coatesville High School class of 1928. She was employed by the US Postal Service as a secretary to the postal inspector in Coatesville, retiring in 1972 with 20 years of service. She was a 56-year resident of Parkesburg and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Parkesburg and the Parkesburg Area Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann, wife of John Summers of Wilmington, DE, a granddaughter, Barbara Ann, wife of Devon Evert of Richmond, VA and 1 brother, Frank Root of Westwood. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, George and Clyde Root.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 from the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 2nd Ave. & West St., Parkesburg, PA. Interment will follow at the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Cemetery, Parkesburg, PA. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by WILDE FUNERAL HOME Parkesburg, PA
Stanley J. Gawinski
Age 77 of Wilmington, DE died Aug., 30, 2004.
Mass will be offered 10 am Sat., Sept, 4, at St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington.
ROSTOCKI FUNERAL HOME
William "Bill" Stephen McGlincy, Jr.
Age 89, of Wilmington, DE, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004 after a short illness.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Born August 24, 1915 in Bridgeport, NJ to William Stephen McGlincy and Esther Wilde McGlincy. He graduated from Chester High School in Chester, PA and worked several jobs to support his family.
He worked at Sun Oil Company during the Depression, the Rubber Reserves during World War II, and attended Drexel University studying chemical engineering.
In 1945, he married Dorothy Hewes.
He worked for Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Corporation (PICCO) in Chester, PA and Clairton, PA (near Pittsburgh) as the traffic manager for shipping and receiving products from the plant. He was President of the Philadelphia Traffic and Transportation Club. Later he worked for Hercules, Inc. in Wilmington, DE. For many years, Mr. McGlincy served as judge of elections on Election Day in PA and in DE. He was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where he served as usher, member of the Finance Committee, and member of the Methodist Men's Association.
He was predeceased by his son, William S. McGlincy III (Steve). He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; son Robert Wilde McGlincy, of Northboro, MA, daughter, Dorothy Ann McGlincy Graham, of Andover, MA, twin grandsons, Michael William and Sean William of Atlanta, GA, grandson, Drew and granddaughter, Maddie, of Northboro, MA, and grandson Jonathan of Andover, MA.
Friends may call at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 11 am on Saturday, September 4, 2004 with a memorial service immediately following at 12 noon in the sanctuary at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE.
Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate in his memory to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Arrangements by Chandler Funeral Homes
Loula A. McLaughlin
Passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2004.
Devoted mother of Anastasia Koninis and her husband, John, Nick Mallis and his wife, Jeanne, and Bunny Sweeney and her husband, Joe; beloved grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; loving sister of Henry Jr. and his wife, Dolores Peters.
Her funeral service will be 11 am Friday, September 3, 2004 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806. Viewing 1 hour prior to service in church. Interment Fernwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fifth District Ahepa Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. PO Box 481, Edison, NJ 08817.
VRAIM FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Lillie Mae Mosley
Age 80, passed away August 31, 2004 in Manor Care Nursing Home.
Mother of Reverend JoAnne Moore-Neal and James Mosley. She is also survived by 2 sisters; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 adopted granddaughter, and a host of other family and friends.
She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington, NJ and St. Peter's Mission UAME Church in New Castle.
Funeral 10 am, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at Old Fort UAME Church, 37 N. Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Viewing 8-10 am only. Burial Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by CONGO FUNERAL HOME 302-652-8887
Dorothy Otto Age 85 of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Wilmington, died at her home on Sunday, August 29, 2004.
She was born in Wilmington and was a retired secretary for Sun Oil Co. in Wilmington.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #6 of Wilmington and the Millsboro Senior Center, where she held office for 8 years on their board of directors.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick E. Otto, who died in 1997.
There are no immediate survivors.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, September 3rd, at Calvary Baptist Church, Rt.113, Georgetown, where friends may call after 1 pm.
Interment will be in Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington.
Arrangements by MELSON FUNERAL SERVICES Long Neck, DE