John Edward Meister, 67

John Edward Meister, 67, of Frankford, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

Meister was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Cumberland, Md. He lived for 40 years in the house he built in Frankford. Prior to coming to Delaware, he served in the Marines, obtaining the rank of lieutenant corporal and earning a Good Conduct Medal. For many years, he worked in carpentry. He was a beloved father and an active member of the Elks Club and several other social organizations.

He is survived by three sons, Michael Meister of Springfield, S.C.; John W. Meister of Bethany Beach; and William Edward Meister of Salisbury; one daughter, Jenny Meister of Salisbury; granddaughter Kaliah McFadden; four brothers, Charles Meister of Martinsburg, W.Va., James Meister and Edward Meister, both of Laurel, Md., and Richard Meister of Malvern, Pa.; two sisters, Carol Carr of Laurel, Md., and Nancy Crowne of Seneca, S.C.; and dozens of nephews and nieces.

His brother, David Meister, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at 11:45 a.m. at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View. Interment with military honors was at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, at the Web site at