Montez Lashaun Brittingham
Age 13 of Salisbury departed this life on Nov. 7, 2001. Funeral 1 pm Nov. 17 at St. John's AME Church, Pocomoke, MD, where friends may call Fri. from 6-8 pm. Burial Hall's Hill Cemetery. BENNIE SMITH F.H.
Iris S. "Edna" Walton
Mrs. Iris S. "Edna" Walton, age 71, of Pot Nets, Long Neck, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2001.
Mrs. Walton was an Executive Vice-President & Treasurer of Montgomery Ward Credit Corporation in Wilmington, DE, retiring in 1986 after 21 years of service.
She was a member of East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck, DE.
Mrs. Walton's husband, Stanley R. Walton, died in 1997. She is survived by 3 children, Cyndi McFoy and her husband, Alan, of Wilmington, DE, Bill Walton and his wife, Terri, of Newark, DE, and Susan Muzzi and her husband, Chip, of Middletown, DE; and 7 grandchildren, Stephen McFoy, Lauren McFoy, Jesse Walton, Jennifer Walton, Charles Muzzi, IV, Jonathan Muzzi, and Patrick Muzzi.
A funeral service will be held at 11:45 am, Saturday, November 17, 2001, at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, Minquadale, New Castle, DE, where friends may call after 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to East Gate Presbyterian Church, RD #4, Box 196-J, Millsboro, DE, 19966 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington D.C., 20090-6305.
Elizabeth T. Fisher
Age 93 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Fisher graduated from Elkton High School and Beacom College.
Her husband Samuel P. Fisher passed away in 1975. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Arline Fisher; a sister, Lillian Eland of Lancaster, PA and a son-in-law, Dr. Robert Titcomb of Virginia Beach, VA. Mrs. Fisher is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 spouses, Pamela and Richard Long of Hockessin, DE, Nina and Mike Balzarini also of Hockessin, Brian Titcomb of Virginia Beach, VA, and Blair and Cathleen Titcomb of Herndon, VA. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, Lacey Elizabeth Long; a beloved friend, Ann Benningfield and all of her supportive neighbors. Elizabeth is predeceased by her beloved daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Titcomb. Mrs. Fisher enjoyed collecting antiques, knitting, reading and shopping.
Services and intermenty will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 431 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOMES, INC.
Laurie Foster (Swartzendruber)
Passed away suddenly November 12, 2001 in Wilmington, DE.
She was born October 13, 1961 in Arlington, WA and spent most of her youth in the Far East. She attended schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila, then graduated from the Sanford School in Hockessin, DE and attended the University of Delaware.
Her mother, Mary Swartzendruber, died in 1982. Laurie is survived by her father, Willard Swartzendruber and stepmother of CO; sister, Linda Flick of ID; and 2 daughters, Cassandra and Abby Rose Okoniewski of Wilmington, DE A memorial service will be held 1 pm Saturday, November 17 at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 703 N. Broom St., Wilmington.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
John C. Trembly
Age 79 of Newark, DE died November 12, 2001 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Mr. Trembly was a carpenter for Tim O'Con-nell & Sons, Inc. before his retirement in 1985. A naval veteran of World War II, he served on the USS Bennington. Mr. Trembly enjoyed woodworking, making crafts, and taking care of his cat, Snafu and dog, Scotty.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Hendrika (Gerrits) Trembly. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Sue (Fagan) Trembly; 2 daughters, Joanne Gupta of Wilmington, DE and Elaine Stape Daws and her husband, Tom of Newark; and a son, John J. Trembly of Newark. His 5 grandchildren, Christopher Stape and his wife, Kristina, Kelly and Angela Stape, Nicholas and Sonya Gupta; a great granddaughter, Julianna Stape; a sister, Irene Mitchell and her husband, Harvey; and many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 am Saturday morning, November 17 at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends are invited to call 9-10 am Saturday morning at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone & Milltown Rds., Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name to a charity of your choice.
Mary H. Butler
Age 70 passed away Nov. 20, 2001 in Arbors of New Castle. Wife of the late Joseph "Pete" Butler. Sister of John Jr. & Ed Hamilton Harris of Richmond, VA. Also survived by 3 sisters-in-law, Edith and Erma Harris, both of Richmond, VA and Lillian Spencer of Hockessin, DE; a devoted niece, Pat (Edward) Lyons of Newark; a goddaughter, Joni Moore of Richmond, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, other family & friends. Mrs. Butler was a teacher for the Wilmington public school system before retiring in 1993. Funeral 11 am, Nov. 28 at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St. Viewing Tues. evening from 5-8 with an AKA service at 7 pm & Wed. from 9-11 am. Burial in Silverbrook Cemetery.
Robert E. Lewis
Bob Lewis of Wilmington, DE, died Wednesday morning, November 21, 2001.
Born in Ridley Park, PA, Bob was a distinguish-ed Earth Science teacher with the Brandywine School District for 34 years. His former students and colleagues will remember him from Springer Junior High and Hanby Junior High Schools. During his teaching career, Bob was part of the first group of elite teachers to receive the Christie McAulliffe Fellowship Award from the United States Department of Education, and he was also honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in science and mathematics teaching from the White House in Washington, DC. Upon his retirement in 1997, Bob became an Adjunct Professor, Student Teacher Supervisor with the University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry, where he managed student teachers out in the field.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vivian; and their 4 children, Page Lewis and Jim Lewis, both of Wilmington, DE, David Lewis of Ashland, OR, Linda Lewis-Miller of Ketchikan, AK; and 14 grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be held 7 pm Monday, November 26th at the North Baptist Church, 3318 Silverside Rd., Wilmington. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm.#575, Arlington, VA 22230.
Arrangements by ROBERT MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Trainer, PA
Lillian V. Monk
Age 82, passed away November 20, 2001 at the Wilmington Hospital.
Ms. Monk worked for the Berkowitz and the Samuels families until she became ill. Lillian was a lifelong mem-ber of the Mother AUFCMP Church. She served on the Steward board, was a member of Willing Workers, the Elders ministry, the Social Dramatic Club, the Ushers Union and the VFW Auxiliary.
Her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. and Archibele Monk of Newburn, NC, John H. and Olivia Washington of Wilmington, DE; and daughter, Marie V. Robinson of Wilmington, DE survive. Her 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a devoted friend, Jane Gibbs and family.
There will be a viewing 4-6 pm Monday, November 26 at the Mother AUFCMP Church, 9th & Franklin Sts., Wilmington, with auxiliary services at 6:15 and a Homegoing service at 7. Interment will be in the Silverbrook Cemetery.
Arrangements by BELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Harry Ray Messick, Jr.
Harry Ray Messick, Jr., age 66 of Newark, DE, died on Thursday, November 22, 2001, with his wife at his bedside at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
Mr. Messick had been the proprietor of the Maple Square Mobile Home Community in Newark, since 1983. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a Life Member of J. Allison O'Daniel Post #475, VFW, where he served with the Honor Guard and on the Home Committee. He was a member of Elkton Moose Lodge #851, and he loved sports and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Reyburn Messick; 2 children, Russell R. Messick of Newark and Terrie Hilderbrand of Newark; mother, Edna Foraker Messick of Newark; 6 grandchildren, Sherrie A. Frederick, Desirae N. Campbell, Steven L. Campbell, Russell "Rocky" Messick, Blaine M. Varrell and Brian "Cody" Hilderbrand; and a great grandson, Kristofer Frederick.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 26, 2001 at the SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 121 West Park Place, Newark, where friends may call after 10 am.
Interment will be private.
Flowers will be appreciated, or contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.
Mr. William Garvine, age 81 of New Castle, DE, died on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Garvine was a US Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Arkansas. He retired after 30 years of service from the Continental Can Company.
He also had 20 years of service with the Wiley Cork Company.
He devoted his life to his family. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in various sporting activities and was their "#1 Fan." Mr. Garvine is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma Frances Hulse Garvine; children, Doris J. Donahue (Richard) of Millsboro, DE, Marion E. Krone (Richard) of New Castle, DE, Eleanor H. Loveland (Donald) of Delaware City, DE, Donna D. Miller (Michael) of New Castle, DE, Robert Garvine of Townsend, DE, Jack Garvine of Newark, DE and Alice Rule of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Valarie, John, Richie Jr., Billy, Sheri, Jacki, Michael, and Britney; great grandchildren, Jimmy, Sean, and Haley; a great-great grandchild, Ryleigh; brother, Clarence Garvine of Wilmington; and sister, Emma Booth of Wilmington.
A funeral service will be held at 11:45 am on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, Minquadale, New Castle, DE, where friends may call after 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.
Thomas Earl Sargent
Age 82 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Robscott Manor, Newark, DE, died Friday, November 23, 2001 of heart failure at home. He was the beloved husband of Wilna H. Sargent, who preceded him in death February 24, 2001.
Mr. Sargent was born in Calhoun County, MS October 7, 1919. He trusted Christ as his personal savior August 1, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ. He served in the US Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1966 as a chief petty officer who proudly served his country. He then worked 12 years at the University of Delaware in the Conferences Department. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by 2 sisters, Agnes Harpole and Gene Pumphrey, both of MS; his son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Elizabeth M. Sargent of Virginia Beach, VA; his daughters and son-in-law, Eva J. and Stewart C. Sauer of Wilmington and Margaret S. Flynn of Wilmington. Also surviving is his former son-in-law, John J. Flynn, III of Newark; 9 grandchildren, John J., Monika, Thomas E. and Ryan Flynn, Robert J. and Christopher T. Strain, Amy E., David T. and Laurel J. Sargent; and 2 great grandchildren, Michelle and Joey Flynn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service 11:45 am Wednesday, November 28 at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where friends may call after 11. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19713.
Harry F. Bargelski, Sr.
Age 62 of New Castle, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at Christiana Hospital of complications of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
Son of Joseph and Beatrice (Neville) Bargelski, Harry grew up in Delaware City where as a boy he loved to catch minnows, fish, and jump off the Reedy Point Bridge to swim. After 27 years of perfect attendance, Harry retired from NKS Distributors where he worked as a diesel mechanic. He also served in the US Army. His many memberships included, Our Lady of Fatima Church, St. Dennis Church, New Castle Moose Lodge, U.A.W., Teamsters Local 326 for 27 years, Crystal Beach Manor Boat Club, and Upper Chesapeake Yacht Club.
Harry had many loves in the wonderful life, especially dancing with his wife, Darlene. Next however, was his boat, where he spent many hours fishing and crabbing. He thoroughly enjoyed stage plays, trips, especially two to Ireland, and his beloved beach home in Crystal Beach Manor.
He was predeceased by his parents, his stepfather, "Pop" Spitzer, and his brother, John Bargelski. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 43 years, Darlene (Mimm) Bargelski; a daughter, Claudette Dunford and her husband, Wayne of Newark; 5 sons, Harry, Jr. and wife, Suzanna of Rockledge, FL, Richard and wife, Andrea of Melbourne, FL, Patrick and wife, Kristin of Gettysburg, PA, Robert and wife, Felice of Los Angeles, CA and Daniel of Wilmington. He was affectionately known as "Gramps" to his 10 grandchildren, Angelina, Shane, Elise, Joseph, Justin, Sean, Nicholas, Maggie Rose, Scott and Brooke.
He is also survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Bargelski and wife, Phyllis, and Paul Spitzer; 2 sisters, Marie Le Hoya and Carolyn Spitzer; a loving mother-in-law, Edna Mimm; sister-in-law, Kathleen Blackwelder and husband, Herbert; beloved relatives in Lancaster, Mary and Peter Grossi; relatives of the Mimm family; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 am at St. Dennis Catholic Church, Route 213, Galena, MD where intermenty will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening between 6-8 pm at MEALERY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone and Milltown Rds., Wilmington. There will be no viewing on Wednesday morning.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Ruth Ann Tupp Bell
Age 75 died Nov. 25, 2001. She was a Democratic Committee Women, having started her political activities with the first Presidential campaign of Adlai Stevenson. She was a member of Emily's List, a women's fund raising arm for Democratic candidates. She had great interest in women's causes and human rights. She was a grant proposal volunteer for YWCA. She was a supporter of the arts, music and theater. She was a summer resident of Deer Isle, ME. She is survived by her husband, Stanley H.; daughter, Julia of Philadelphia; son, David of Las Vegas; and sister, Lee Lieberman of Ocean City, MD. A memorial reception will be 1 pm, Wed., Nov. 28, 2001 at 612 Northside Rd., North Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 623 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Lewis Donald Broadbent
Mr. Lewis Donald Broadbent, age 69, of Townsend, DE, formerly of Penn Acres, New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2001 after a long and valiant battle with prostate cancer.
He joined other departed family members and friends whom he missed so much.
Born on August 11, 1932 in Wilmington, Mr. Broadbent was the youngest and last surviving of nine children of the late Caroline (Gears) and James Broadbent.
At a very early age, he joined the US Marine Corps and served in the Korean War, during which he earned two Purple Hearts.
He was very proud to be a Marine and believed strongly in their motto, "Semper Fidelis." Upon his return from military service and with the encouragement of his beloved wife of 46 years, Shirley (Moore) Broadbent, he joined the Delaware State Police.
He began his career as a trooper in 1958 and retired as captain of Troop 9 in Odessa after 20 years of service.
Mr. Broadbent was active in his community and was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1578 in New Castle, St. John's Lodge #2, A.F. & A.M., the Delaware Consistory, and the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Company.
Despite his demanding career, Mr. Broadbent's lifelong devotion was to his wife.
What he loved most was spending time with Shirley and his family and enjoying simple pleasures; during his last weeks he spoke often of his desire to again visit the beach of which he was so fond.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family: wife, Shirley; children, Harry Salvaggio and his wife, Lisa, of Charlotte, NC, Michael Salvaggio of Charlotte, NC, Doris Cluff and her husband, Chuck, of Townsend, and Donna Megginson and her husband, Jim, of Middletown; and 9 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 209 Main Street, Townsend. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, Minquadale, New Castle. Friends may call 7-9 pm, Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, Wilmington Manor, New Castle. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Flowers will be appreciated or those who wish may make contributions to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 209 Main Street, Townsend, DE, 19734.
William Q. Saienni
William Q. Saienni, Sr., age 79 of Hockessin, DE, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, December 5, 2001.
Bill was born in Wilmington, DE March 12, 1922 to the late Quindillo and Domen-ica Saienni. He served our country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. He became a self-employed contractor with more than 55 years in the business.
Among the several companies he founded were Material Transit, Material Trucking, Blacktop Products, and his beloved "Beaver Blacktop". Through his hard work and that of his brothers, Elmer and Sam as partners, the Saienni Family Companies enjoyed many successful years in the construction industry. He was a member of the Elks, the Optimists and was a founding member of the Cavaliers Country Club. He was also an influence in establishing the Delaware Contractors Association.
Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Q., Jr. and Marilyn Saienni of Hockessin; and his daughter and son-in-law, Gina M. and Gregory M. Bruxelles of Hockessin. His brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Joanne Saienni of Wilmington, DE, Sam and Eva Saienni of Hockessin; his sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Walt Slockett of Wilmington, DE; and grandchildren, William Mears, Patrice Swift and her husband, James, William Q., III, Adam and Gabriel Saienni, and Denise and Mark Bruxelles also survive. His nieces and nephews including Frank Marini, who was like a son to him; and his wife, Martha R. Saienni. Bill is also survived by Donna DeAscanis and her family: son, Joseph DeAscanis; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jamie Shuler; and grandchildren, Anthony Wickersham and Madison Shuler. He was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Mears in 1975.
A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 am Monday morning, December 10 at St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, followed by entombment in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 pm Sunday evening, December 9 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bill's memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark, DE 19713.
CHARLES P. ARCARA FUNERAL HOME 2309 Lancaster Ave.
Apollo J. Kielbasa
Age 84 of Lewes, DE died Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the Beebe Medical Center. Service at 10 am on Monday, June 9 in the chapel of MELSON FUNERAL SERVICES, Long Neck Rd, where family and friends may call after 9 am.