Lori Ann Bailey, 39, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday May 4, 2013.
She was born Jan. 19, 1974, in Milford, Del., daughter of Bonnie and Burnley Wilder and William and Jean Ann Hastings. Bailey was a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, in the Class of 1992. Later, she graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in computer programming. She worked as a computer programmer for 10 years at Icelandic Corporation in Cambridge, Md., Trinity Transport in Bridgeville and Townsend’s in Millsboro. Most recently, she worked as an in-home caregiver for the elderly.
Bailey loved riding dirt-bikes and four-wheelers, going to the beach, country music, her dogs Rudy and Bruiser, driving her Ford Mustang, family celebrations, shopping and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was a collector of antique Agate and Longaberger baskets. Bailey will always be remembered as a loving, caring and compassionate mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was always willing to do whatever she could to help those in need.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, William “Billy” Bailey, and his father, William “Bud” Bailey, all of Frankford; her sister, Crystal Hastings, and her son, Phoenix, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Jamie Downs and Jodie Cannon of Laurel, Del., Jason Brittingham of Millsboro, Del., Deana Lynch of Georgetown, Del., and Burnley Wilder III of Dagsboro, Del.; her grandmothers, Yvonne Hastings of Millsboro and Evelyn Hudson of Dagsboro; a very special friend, several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. Bailey will be truly missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
Services were to be held at Melson’s Funeral Home in Frankford, Del., May 9, 2013, with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Clayton C. “Sonny” Bennett, 83, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013, at home. He was born in Chester, Pa., on Oct. 2, 1929. He was a retired steel worker, having worked at Phoenix Steel, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gun collector.
Bennett was preceded in death by five children, Richard, Johnny, Teddy, Robert and Bill. He is survived by his wife of 65 years and the love of his life, Ethel Marie Ebeling Bennett, and also his son, Carl “Lee” Bennett, and his wife, Michelle. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Linda Marley and her husband, Paul, Crystal Bennett, and Bobby Bennett and his wife, Lynn; great-grandchildren Meghan, Devin, McKenzie, Crystal, Paul Jr. and Erica; many extended family members and friends; and his lifelong friend Vince Christy.
Visitation was scheduled at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., on May 15, 2013, with interment May 16, 2103, at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice; 28467 DuPont Blvd, Unit 6, Suite 6; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences can be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Esther R. Bernheisel, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Ephrata, Pa., daughter of the late Mervin Sipe and Margaret Blain Sipe.
Bernheisel was retired from a lifelong career as a sewing machine operator, first for Mills & Mills and later for Everright Knitting Mills of Lebanon, Pa. She was a member of the Rural Security Fire Company and Manechore Club, both in Lebanon, and the American Legion Post 28 Ladies Auxiliary, where she was very active. Bernheisel thoroughly enjoyed retirement, as she was able to spend time helping others in many ways, such as crocheting lap blankets for veterans. Baking, cooking and dancing the jitterbug were her favorite pastimes. However, the love and enjoyment as a mother and grandmother to her family was at the top of her list.
In addition to her parents, Bernheisel was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Bernheisel; a brother, Marvin A. Sipe Jr.; two sisters, Anna Mae Becker and Pearl Helman; and one grandson, Tyler Ray Garloff, in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Garloff and her husband, Rick, of Harbeson, Del.; her two grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Garloff and Alexis Taylor Garloff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A friends-and-family visitation was scheduled for May 10, 2013, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Lewes, Del., with graveside services May 11, 2013, at Kochenderfer Cemetery, Lebanon, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Beloved neighbor and friend Josephine Pastore Bizzoco of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Glen Echo Heights, Md., passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, of complications resulting from pneumonia in the Atlantic Shores care facility in Millsboro, Del.
Bizzoco was born April 7, 1919, and grew up in East Harlem, New York City, daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Amoroso Pastore. As a young girl Bizzoco was an exceptional student, graduating from high school at the age of 16 with a medal in French. She entered the work force as a secretary at the height of the Great Depression.
She met her future husband, Felix F. Bizzoco, also of New York City, in 1940, and they were married in 1944, just prior to his being sent to the Philippines as part of the Philippine Liberation Army. Upon his return to the U.S., they settled in Washington, D.C., where they lived until their retirement in 1979. After raising their two children, Bizzoco went to work as a library assistant and school secretary in the Montgomery County, Md., elementary school system. In 1980, they moved to Dagsboro, where Bizzoco was a member of the St Michael’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.
Bizzoco was preceded in death by her husband, Felix F. Bizzoco. She is survived by her children, Francis “Frank” Bizzoco and Susan “Sue” Quintana of Dagsboro,; grandchildren Andrew Quintana, Daniel Bizzoco and Dominic Bizzoco; and great-grandchildren Daniella Bizzoco and Alexander Quintana.
Services were scheduled for May 14, 2013, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. She will join her husband in the veterans’ cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project; P.O. Box 758541; Topeka, KS 66675-8541. Letters of condolence may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Rosa Vargas de Figueroa, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del., on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on April 1, 1928, she was the daughter of Julio Vargas and Ramonita Rodriguez de Vargas.
She was devoted to her family and the Lord. Figueroa held a degree in fashion design, specializing in wedding and formal gowns. She loved children and served at her local church in various positions in children’s ministries. She was very artistic and displayed those talents in writing, organizing and directing Biblical plays. Other passions included reading, poetry, singing, swimming and gardening.
Figueroa’s husband of 59 years, Felix Eli Figueroa, passed away earlier in 2013. Her seven siblings, Julio Enrique Vargas, Delia Vargas de Echevarria, Salvador Vargas, Fernando Vargas, Lillian Vargas de Rodriguez, Jose Angel Vargas and Margarita Vargas, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Miriam F Perez, Myrna Rosa Hastings and Yolanda Nock. In addition, she has five grandchildren, Delhaila, Gabriel, David, Peter, Michael, Daniel and Xavier, and six great-grandchildren, Natasha, Desiree, Isaac, Talia, Katarina and Kellen.
A memorial service was scheduled for May 13, 2013, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Rev. Israel Figueroa. Internment was to follow, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, also in Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Anthony J. “Deedle” Jacono Jr., 37, of Dagsboro Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Jacono worked for Jacono’s Landscaping for a number of years. Besides living his life to the fullest extent, he was especially fond of spending time with his daughters, Antonia and Gianna, who meant the world to him, as well as his nieces and nephews, and all of his loved ones.
Jacono was the son of Edlyn Jacono of Dagsboro and Anthony Jacono Sr. of Boothwyn, Pa.; and was the youngest brother of Kyanne Scola of Marcus Hook, Pa., and her husband, Michael Scola, and Edlyn Timmons of Texas and her fiancé, Keith Lewis. He is also survived by his niece and nephews, Kylynn Timmons, Michael Timmons and Michael Scola, and his very special close friend, Daniel Jackson of Millville, Del.
Calling hours were set for Saturday, May 18, 2013, from noon until 2 p.m., with funeral services immediately following at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street in Frankford, Del. Burial was to be in Prince George’s Cemetery in Dagsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an education fund for Antonia and Gianna Jacono, through M&T Bank. Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
L. Templar Titus Jr., 77, of Ellijay, Ga., formerly of Leesburg, Va., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Heritage Healthcare Center of Blue Ridge, Ga.
Born Jan. 26, 1936, in Leesburg, Va., to his late parents, Louis T. Titus Sr. and Margaret Mable Florence Titus, Titus graduated from Leesburg High School in the Class of 1954 and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Capitol University in Washington, D.C. He was retired from the National Weather Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He attended Cartecay United Methodist Church in Ellijay.
Titus is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Anderson Titus of Ellijay; daughters, Sara Titus Allegood and her husband, Kris, of Marietta, Ga., and Laurel Carlson and her husband, Lee, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Louis T. Titus III of Sugarland, Texas; grandsons Martin Andrew Carlson, Spencer Kyle Allegood and Patrick James “Jimmy” Allegood; a brother, C. Terry Titus, and his wife, Joanne, of Leesburg, Va.; and nieces Terri Anne Titus of Leesburg and M. Patricia Titus of Frankford, Del., and her son, Cian.
A memorial reception was to be held on May 11 at Cartecay United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Ellijay, Ga., with the Rev. Harden Hopper presiding. Graveside interment was to follow in Union Cemetery in Leesburg, Va., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, followed by a reception at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg.
Evelyn C. Adams, 71, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late James A. and Martha (Kershner) Payne.
Adams was a homemaker and a very active member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville and the Women of Wilson. She also volunteered at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md.
Adams is survived by her husband, William E. Adams of Bishopville; two daughters, Lisa C. Painter of Lexington, N.C., and Mary R. Adams of Bishopville; a brother, James Payne of Long Valley, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Rebecca A. Carone and Anthony B. Carone.
A memorial service was to be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at noon at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with the Rev. Dean Perdue officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home an hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society; P.O. Box 48; Berlin, MD 21811. Condolences may be sent online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.
Virginia E. Adams, 86, of Laurel, Del., formerly of Long Neck, Del., passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013.
Adams was born in Millsboro, Del., on Feb. 7, 1927, to the late Ollie Francis Hudson and Amelia Lowe Hudson. Hudson was a bookkeeper for W.C. Littleton in Laurel for many years. She was a member of the First State Tractor Club, former member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel and of the Indian River Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
She loved to read, take pictures, work on the family tree and go out to eat. She loved her son-in-law Robert’s cooking and collected salt and pepper shakers and tea pots. She never met anyone she didn’t like. Adams was very proud of her grandfather, Joe Ben Hudson, who lived to be 108 years old. She was known as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who especially adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Alton Hudson; his wife, Louise; and a brother-in-law, Charles Morio. Adams is survived by her husband of 65 years, James W. Adams of Laurel; a daughter, Gail Stevenson and her husband, Robert, of Seaford, Del.; two brothers and their wives, Francis and Virginia Hudson of Seaford and Vernon and Madeline Hudson of Laurel; sister, Josephine Morio of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; granddaughter, Tracy Ellsworth and her husband, Allen, of Seaford; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Adams and Justin Ellsworth; her beloved “grand-dog” Shiloh; and extended family members and friends.
A funeral service was to be held at noon on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., in Millsboro, Del., where friends may call after 11 a.m., with interment following at Carey’s Cemetery, also in Millsboro. The Rev. Jeff Hudson was to officiate. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Richard Breese, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Monday, April 22, 2013, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Breese was born Sept. 7, 1934, in New Brunswick, N.J., son of the late Jacob Breese and the late Grace (Bernett) Pastore. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1951 to 1954. Breese was a floor tile installer for a number of years before his disability.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the casinos. His true passion, however, was his Harley Davidson motorcycles. He will be remembered as a loving companion, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Breese is survived by his loving companion and love of his life of more than 20 years, Rosanne Cronin; three children, Richard Breese Jr. of California and his companion, Kim Szerlip, Yvette Breese Modkins of California and her husband, James, and Carmen Breese Southard of Florida and her husband, Chris; his adopted daughter, Victoria Chullin and her husband, Millard, of Millsboro; a brother, Russell Breese of Pennsylvania; and 11 grandchildren, Richard and Bradley Breese, Akil, Dejai, Yvette and King Truso, Jordon, Ayonna, Jaden and Julian Modkins and Jacob Southard.
A funeral service was scheduled for April 26, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services, with private interment at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at
Roxie K. Cooper, 93, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her son’s home in Dagsboro, Del.
Cooper was born in Roxana, Del., daughter of the late John and Mattie (Littleton) Cullen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Cooper Sr., in 1981, and a daughter, Melvina. She is survived by two sons, James E. Cooper Jr. and Jonathan Bosworth; two daughters, Lily Rae Fabian and Danielle Aillet; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were scheduled for May 1, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, Del., with interment at Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Delaware Hospice Center; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Kevin Freeman Johnson, 52, of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Born Oct. 22, 1960, in Eastville, Va., he was the son of the late Hyland Grew Johnson Sr. and Gloria Satchell Johnson. He was a truck loader at Perdue and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served overseas in Japan. Johnson loved to read, do word-find puzzles and listen to music (he was especially an ’80s fan). He was a connoisseur of food, especially seafood. He liked to play checkers and to fish.
In addition to his mother, Johnson is survived by his wife, Cassie Hall Johnson, and mother-in-law, Irene Fisher; three stepsons, Antonio Waters, Dale-Juan Waters and Cornell Hall; two brothers, Hyland G. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Darlene, of Lewes, and Keith A. Johnson of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Shorel D. Clark of Lewes and her husband, Bryan; sister-in-law, Marilyn White; nieces and nephews Lindsey, Jordan and Jeanae Clark, Hyland Johnson III, Brian and Rachel Johnson, Demetrius Jarmon, Natoria Pettyjohn, DeShawn Hall, Dumara White and Daniel Johnson; and his special friends Aaron Jarman, Kenneth “Mutley” Mitchell, Calvin Johnson and Sylmer Rainey.
A funeral service and celebration of Johnson’s life was to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at St. John 2nd Baptist Church, Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, Del., where friends may call two hours prior for visitation. The Rev. George Fisher was to officiate, and interment with military honors was set for Monday, May 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Tunnel Cancer Center c/o Beebe Medical Center; 424 Savannah Road; Lewes, DE 19958. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Alice H. Mund, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her residence. She was well cared for by Compassionate Care Hospice of Delmar. Mund was born June 4, 1928, in New Haven, Conn., daughter of the late Allen Jackson and Kate (Boles) Hill.
Mund grew up in Dalton, Mass., and graduated from Dalton High School in 1946, where she was voted Most Sophisticated, Best Dressed and Best Athlete. She met her future husband, Henry A. Mund Jr., while working at Eastover Resort in Massachusetts. They moved to Dallas, Texas, shortly before they wed. The newly married couple then moved to East Hampton, N.Y., where they raised three children.
Mund volunteered many hours to the American Cancer Society, the local Republican Party, Guild Hall and the Ladies Village Improvement Society (LVIS), which she joined in 1955. Mund presided over the gate at the annual fair each year and garnered the most contributions ever recorded. She was also a founding member of Friends of Guild Hall in 1973. She went to work for Mark, Fore & Strike department stores in the 1980s and was a manager before retiring 14 years later. Mund’s career path didn’t end there; she became director of the East Hampton COC for several years before her final retirement.
Mund’s volunteerism extended past her retirement as she returned to one of her most dedicated passions, the LVIS and chaired the Bargain Box for more than seven years. With dedication, energy and retail experience, she transformed the Bargain Box into a clean, organized and very profitable thrift store. It became the “hot spot” of East Hampton. She was hard-working, “slow but steady,” as she used to say, and always cheerful. Her humor and sage advice endeared her to all the members who worked alongside her.
Mund enjoyed gardening, walks on the beach collecting beach glass, being with her friends and, most of all, spending time with her grandsons, who were the apples of her eye. She was a lady of the greatest generation, a lady who lived through good times and tumultuous times and personal trials, but always did so with grace, style and good humor.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and great and loyal friend who left her mark on all those with whom she came in contact. “Death is harder on those left behind, but remember the good times and the funny times and laugh about those,” as that would be the advice Alice would give.
In addition to her parents, Mund was preceded in death by her brother, Richard “Dick” Hill. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Henry A. Mund Jr.; her son, Henry A. Mund III and his wife,
Nancy, of Alna, Maine; two daughters, Kate L. Mund of Amagansett, N.Y., and Lauren L. Mund of Lewes; three grandsons, Daniel Mund and his wife, Lindsey, Nathan Mund and Travis Loschen; and her brother, James Hill, his wife, Lorraine, and their children, Marsha Hopping, Charles Hill and Peter Hill.
A graveside service was scheduled for Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Cooper Lane, East Hampton, N.Y. A reception will follow at the LVIS, 95 Main Street, East Hampton.
Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of the following: Ladies Village Improvement Society Student Awards Scholarship Fund 95 Main St.; East Hampton, NY 11937, or to Guild Hall, Attention: Ruth Appelhof; 158 Main St.; East Hampton, NY 11037, or to American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 163; Salisbury, MD 21803. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Patricia Sazama-Petrov, 52, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife and soulmate of Vladimir John Petrov; dear daughter of Audrey Hyatt Sazama and the late William Joseph Sazama; dear sister of Cynthia Richardson and Sharyn Sazama-Moreau; dear niece of Patricia and the late Hillyer Smith, and of James and Susan Sazama. She was also the dearly loved aunt of Christopher Sazama, Amy Boyle, Casey Whitman, Jessica Kelsey, Shannon Colwell, Shane Boyle, Theresa, Stephen and Patricia Sazama, William Richardson, and Bronté and Milan Moreau.
Her beauty, sense of humor, laughter and vivacious personality touched so many lives. She inspired others to go after their dreams and live life to the fullest. The daughter of a Marine, Sazama-Petrov fought against pulmonary fibrosis with grace and courage. A healer, a giver, a lover, she always did for others and believed in random acts of kindness.
Born Sept, 23, 1960, in Washington, D.C., she was raised in Wheaton, Md. Soon after graduating from Einstein High School in 1978, she attended Montgomery College, where she studied art, theater and marketing. She then successfully launched several salons, as well as the Aveda brand in the D.C. area. As a healer, Sazama-Petrov chose and cultivated her lifelong profession as massage therapist. An innovator in this field, they called her “Golden Hands.” It was hard physical and spiritual work, as she also prayed over those she healed, including the late Dr. Petrov.
She met her husband, Vladimir Petrov, at a high-school reunion. They married in June 1999. She then moved to Hollywood, Calif., to join her husband, who was working there at the time. Also an event planner and former model, she was soon working the red carpet at the Oscars and events such as “Women of Hollywood” for Premier magazine.
They returned to Maryland to take care of her failing uncle, the late Hillyer Smith, and aunt, Patricia Smith, and spend more time with the family and friends she cherished.
Her bohemian “free spirit” was infectious. She had a passion for people, laughter, dancing, music, art, photography, horses, Jeopardy and the beach.
Vladimir’s mother, Jean Anne Petrov of Silver Spring, Md., and the rest of the Petrov family, Sazama family and friends will miss Sazama-Petrov dearly.
Sazama-Petrov’s funeral was to take place on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue in Davidsonville, Md. Interment was to follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W. Central Avenue, in Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asked that memorial donations be sent to the American Lung Association.
Fillmore Vernon Schmidt, 81, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Fillmore C. and Katherine (Eckert) Schmidt.
He was a member of the Community Lutheran Church in Frankford, Del., American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro, Del., the Patterson Park High School Alumni Association and the Senior Singles Mingle. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.
Schmidt was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. Schmidt, in 1998, and a sister, Jeannine C. Seibert, in 2012.Schmidt is survived by a son, Douglas F. Schmidt and his wife, Beth, of Eldersburg, Md.; a daughter, Melinda P. Kness and her husband, Russell, of Jarrettsville, Md.; his longtime companion, Norma Willis of Ocean View, Del.; a brother, H. Fillmore Schmidt of Abbingdon, Md.; a sister, Merle E. Fetzer of Cumberland, Md., and four grandchildren.
A graveside service was scheduled for April 26, 2013, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, Md., with the Rev. Greg Fetzer officiating. Arrangements were by Hastings Funeral Home, through which condolences may be sent online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little People’s Research Fund; 616 Old Edmondson Ave.; Catonsville, MD 21228.
Kenneth V. “Ken” Brady, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home in Rehoboth Beach. He was born in McKeesport, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1927, son of the late Vernon E. Brady and Eva E. Himes Brady.
Following a tour in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Brady began a lifelong career in the automotive industry, which included several years as service manager for Colonial Chevrolet in Wilmington, Del., before moving to Rehoboth Beach, at which time he worked for I.G. Burton of Milford, Del. Following retirement, Brady worked for a period at the Gold’s Gym of Rehoboth Beach. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewes, Del., and was a 32nd-degree Mason with Jefferson Lodge in Lewes.
He loved going to the beach, boating, growing vegetables in his garden, cooking (especially grilling), building and tinkering with projects and making things for his grandchildren, who were the apples of his eye. Brady will always be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, friend to many and one who could always make you laugh with a good joke.
Brady is survived by his wife, Cathy H. Brady; two sons and their wives, Robert E. and Joanne Brady of Hockessin and Rick K. and Paige Brady of Milton; two grandchildren, Shawn and Kristin Brady; and one sister, Jeanne Brown and her husband, Kenneth, of Valrico, Fla.
Funeral services were scheduled for April 20, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Lewes, Del. Burial with military honors followed on April 22, 2013, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Homes in Lewes, through which condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
William Wesley Buchanan, 66, of Lewes, Del., passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Andrew Hamilton Buchanan Jr. and Elizabeth West Buchanan. He was a consultant, having retired from the DuPont Chemical Company after a career of 33 years. Buchanan was a member of the Lewes Rehoboth Moose Lodge #646 and former member of the “Wacky Club” associated with the Little Sisters of the Poor. He loved baseball and sports and was a history buff. Family members recalled that he loved Westerns, and in his conduct, he always had to be right, and usually was!
Buchanan is survived by his wife of 15 years, Carolyn E. Jenney Buchanan, and his children: Cheryl Hoffman and her husband, Mark, of Nashville, Tenn.; Wayne Burroughs and his wife, Stacey, of Millsboro, Del.; Clinton Burroughs Jr. of Lewes; James Burroughs and his wife, LiAnn, of Georgetown, Del.; Linda Buchanan of Middletown, Del.; and Sharon Urban and her husband, Andrew, of Bear, Del. He is also survived by his brothers, Andrew Buchanan III of Lewes and his wife, Barbara, and David Buchanan of Nottingham, Pa., and his wife, Carol; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends across the state.
A funeral service was scheduled for April 21, 2013, at Watson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Hudson officiating, and interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, both in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Lawrence R. “Bob” Callahan, 75, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, son of the late Lawrence R. Callahan Sr. and Genevieve (Smith) Callahan.
Callahan was a salesman for many years. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., an avid Ravens, Orioles and Notre Dame fan and very proud of his Irish heritage. He was also a United States Air Force veteran. He loved his dogs, Molly, Maggie and Erin.
Callahan is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Callahan of Selbyville; a son, Paul T. Callahan and his wife, Shelly, of Ocean Pines, Md.; and a granddaughter, Tilly Callahan.
A service was scheduled for April 19, 2013, at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; 100 Painters Mill Rd. Suite 800; Owings Mills, MD 21117. Condolences may be sent online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.
Philip “Greg” Callahan, 50, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 19, 1962, son of Philip T. and Betty (Moore) Callahan.
Callahan grew up with a passion for horses. After high school, he took every opportunity to master the ins and outs of horses and horse racing. His lifelong career in the standardbred racing industry would start with mentoring from Joe O’Brien and Ray Remen, who shaped him into an excellent trainer and driver. In 1985, Callahan’s lifelong dream came true, when he and his wife opened their own stable in Bridgeville.
In continuing his dreams, he had two beautiful daughters who he loved to spend time with, especially when it came to softball. Whether coaching tee-ball or traveling team events, Callahan never missed a blink. In his free time he enjoyed traveling, cruises, the beach, weekend trips to Ocean City, Md., and card night with the boys, where he was best known as “Julio.”
Callahan leaves behind a legacy of excellence in knowledge, care and passion for the horse industry, which his daughter, Amber, takes great pride in carrying on. He was so proud of her and so excited for her to take the reins and train their new foal coming in a month. Callahan will be remembered for his love of life, as a loving husband, father, son, brother, caretaker and dear friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Callahan is survived by his parents; his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Robin A. (Myers) Callahan; two daughters, Amber and Megan Callahan; his brother, David Craig Callahan of Centreville, Md.; and his prized race horse, Rare Return N, who he came out of retirement to drive in their last career race, which ended in victory.
A celebration of Callahan’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Callahan residence, at 14989 Butterfly Lane in Bridgeville, Del. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, in Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Joseph E. Clough, 88, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 31, 1924, son of the late Edgar Thomas and Anna Mae (Garvey) Clough.
Clough grew up and raised his family in Wilmington. He enjoyed a lifelong membership of Defiance A.A. in Wilmington, where he enjoyed putting on several shows to raise money for charity. Clough retired to Ocean View 26 years ago and enjoyed putting his golf game in full time. He loved to golf, watch golf, talk about golf and run benefit golf tournaments.
Cough was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., and the VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he loved to hang out with the boys. Clough will be remembered for his great singing voice and his way of entertaining a group like no other. He was known as devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Clough was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Ruth E. Clough, who passed away exactly one month earlier, on March 15, 2013, and his brother, William T. Clough. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Karen and George Marshall of Ocean View and Constance VanOrmer and Richard of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of the Cloughs’ lives was to be held at a later date. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, in Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 7447; 101 State Rd.; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.