Chester Daniel ‘Danny’ Steele, 71

Chester Daniel “Danny” Steele, 71, of Millville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in Beebe Medical Center.

Steele was born in Ocean View, the son of the late Charles D. Steele and Elva (Hudson) Steele, and brother of the late Betty (Steele) Hickman and Charles Steele. He worked for Sussex Shores Water Company and served two years in the United States Army. He also was a Merchant Marine until spending a better part of 25 years as a truck driver for many trucking companies in the area. Before his retirement, Steele worked maintaining equipment for local construction companies.

Steele was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Steele. He is survived by a son, Charles Steele and his wife Carol, of Ocean View; a daughter, Nancy Bennett and her husband Dan of Middletown; as well as five grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Bethany, Julie and Caroline.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at noon at the Ocean View chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View, where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be at Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Steele’s name to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.