Carole Ayn Butewicz, 66, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Old Bridge, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Butewicz was born June 1, 1946, in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of the late James and Edith (Lund) Gray. She retired as a certified court administrator for the borough of Jamesburg in 2005. Butewicz was devoted to her vocation; however, she will always be remembered as existing solely for her family.
In addition to her parents, Butewicz was preceded in death by the love of her life of 48 years, Richard M. Butewicz, on Nov. 15, 2012. She is survived by a daughter, Jayne Ayn Devine and her husband, Drew J., of Matawan, N.J.; a granddaughter, Kyra Ayn Kanig of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and her mother-in-law, Lili Butewicz of South River, N.J.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Tunnell Cancer Center; 18947 John J. Williams Hwy.; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
K. Ruth Cooper, 90, formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.
Cooper was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Charles L. and Adah Lingo Hart.
She was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View, Del., and attended the Beebe School of Nursing in Lewes, Del. She enjoyed playing bridge every week and was well known for her funny jokes, good cooking, knitting skills and wonderful hospitality shown to everyone she met. She was a member of the Ocean View Church of Christ.
Cooper was preceded in death by her brother, Charles L. Hart Jr., and her beloved husband, Milton W. Cooper, who passed away in September of 2012. Cooper is survived by her son, John Cooper of Millville and his wife, Janet; a daughter, Carolyn Hockman of Ocean View and her husband, Sterling; three grandsons, Chad Hockman and his wife, Karen, of Millville, Greg Hockman and his wife, Marisa, of Millville and Guy Cooper and his wife, Billie, of Clarksville; and five great-grandchildren, C.J. and Madison Hockman, Macyn Hockman, and Nathan and Braxton Cooper.
Funeral services were scheduled for Feb. 27, 2013, at Ocean View Church of Christ in Ocean View, Del., with interment at Roxana Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Ocean View Church of Christ Building Fund; 55 West Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Timothy Edward Draper, 37, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born Oct. 14, 1975, son of John Lee Draper and Phillis G. (Ramsey) Draper-Watts.
Draper graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1994. He and his family moved to Maine, where he resided for five years while earning his associate’s degree. He had a very outgoing personality, was a jokester and storyteller, and everyone he met became an instant friend. He worked with his stepfather as a flooring contractor for Jerry Watts Construction. Draper was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing and watching all types of sports. He spent many summers playing volleyball on the local restaurant league, and he loved boating and snow skiing.
Draper was a devoted family man and a loving father and son. Draper was an organ donor through the Gift of Life Program; even in death he continued his generous nature by giving new hope to four people in grave need.
Draper is survived by his mother, Phillis G. Draper-Watts, and stepfather, Jerry W. Watts; his father, John Lee Draper; his loving companion and then best friend, Emily S. Wingate; three children, Cameron Jack Draper, MaryJane Draper and Elijah L. LeCates; a brother, John L. Draper Jr., and his wife, Angela; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services were scheduled for Feb. 22, 2013, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, Del., through which condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Draper Children Trust, c/o Fulton Bank; 34346 Carpenters Way; Lewes, DE 19958.
James E. Gallons Jr., 74, of South Bethany, Del., and formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away suddenly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Gallons was born in Newport, R.I., son of the late Lt. James E. Gallons, USN, and Beatrice Gallons. He was a 1956 graduate of Norwich Free Academy, Bates College, Class of 1960, and received his Certificate of Physical Therapy in 1962 from University of Pennsylvania. Gallons was employed by Christiana Care for 32 years. He retired as administrative director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He was proud to be project manager for the establishment of the Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital.
Gallons was a past president of the Delaware Chapter of APTA; past president, Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy; a captain in the USAR 2289th Division; and member of St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach, Del. Gallons was a lover of sports and enjoyed playing golf. He was an avid reader and a naval history buff. He also enjoyed gardening, fine wine and entertaining. However, his true loves were his wife and family.
Gallons is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy; his children, Judith A. Gallons of Bethany Beach, James E. Gallons III and his wife, April, of Clayton, N.C., Jennie Gallons Ferdinand and her husband, Christopher, of Clayton, N.C.; and three grandchildren, James E. Gallons IV, Abbey Gallons and Madeline Ferdinand.
A memorial service was scheduled for Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach, Del., with private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, at www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org, or to St. Martha’s Episcopal Church; 117 Maplewood St.; Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Joanne B. (Lougheed) Hannagan, 81, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Hannagan was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Charles R. and Ethel (Samluk) Lougheed. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hannagan, in 1987.
Hannagan was a member of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She enjoyed her many friendships and would travel to Fenwick Island, Del., every year with the same group of ladies, for a relaxing getaway. She was known as a kind and loving person who will be missed by all who knew her.
Hannagan is survived by her brother, Robert F. Lougheed of Wilmington and his wife, Mary Ann; her nieces, nephews and their spouses, Robert Lougheed Jr. and Donna Lougheed, Michael and Sandra Lougheed, William and Denise Lougheed, Kimberly and Ted Stayton, and Christopher and Maria Lougheed; 11 grandnieces and grandnephews; two great-grandnephews; a stepson, Michael J. Hannagan of Parrish, Fla.; step-grandchildren and their spouses, Brett and Adam Bleifer, Leigh and Doug Blecki, and Alex and Charlotte Hannagan; their mother, Mary Hannagan; and four step-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Feb. 26, 2013, at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., with interment at All Saints Cemetery, Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, Del. Arrangements were handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, a memoriam may be given to the charity of the giver’s choice in Hannagan’s name.
Madeleine Ann Shampine, 89, of Milford, Del., formerly of Lewes and Hadden Heights, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford.
Shampine was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Maple Shade, N.J., daughter of the late Francis and Hannah (Gallagher) Cloran. She had worked as a salesperson for the Little Paper in Pennsauken, N.J., as a Prudential insurance agent and at Merchantville National Bank before her retirement.
In addition to her parents, Shampine was preceded in death by her husband, Ira J. “Jack” Shampine, in 2011. She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Carmean of Fenwick Island and her husband, Wayne; a son, Kurt S. Roth of Hillsborough, N.J., and his wife Elizabeth; two stepsons, J. Michael Shampine of New Jersey and his wife, Christine, and P. Jeffrey Shampine of Massachusetts; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road in Ocean View, Del., where friends and family may call after 10 a.m. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford; 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd.; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Robert J. Showalter, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Mt. Joy, Pa., son of the late Alvin and Anna (Liebfried) Showalter.
Showalter is survived by his wife, June L. Showalter of Selbyville; a son, David Showalter of Selbyville; two daughters, Marcia Beat, and her husband, Paul, of Ocean City, Md., and Barbara Evans, and her husband, Roy, of Selbyville; a brother, Donald Showalter; a sister, Joan Horn; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service and burial were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.
Willard Simpson “Big Al” Jr., 61, of Frankford, Del., and formerly of Wheaton, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was born in Olney, Md., son of Willard A. Simpson Sr. and Catherine Lucille (Musgrove) Simpson.
He had been a bricklayer with Cain Masonry for many years. Simpson was an avid Redskins and Terrapins fan.
In addition to his parents, Simpson is survived by his wife, Sandie Simpson of Frankford; a brother, Steve Simpson and his wife, Donna, of Laurel, Del; a sister, Carol Estep and her husband, Warren, of Danville, Ind.; a niece, Samatha; and his dog, Lucy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Simpson.
A memorial service was to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., where friends may call an hour before the service. Condolences may be sent online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.
Rose Theresa Walker, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of the Candy Apple House in Sycamore Gardens in Newark, Del., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
Walker was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late William J. Kane and Eugenia J. Sloan Kane. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she would later accept a position with Blue Cross following the death of her beloved husband, Thomas J. Walker, in 1971. She retired from Blue Cross as an administrative secretary after many years of service.
A devout Catholic from her youth, Walker was a longtime member of St. John’s-Holy Angels parish in Newark. She was also active in the Maple Valley Swim Club, and, in earlier years, served as the cheerleading coach for the Capitol Trail Football League. She enjoyed the fun, favorite local treat of dining at the former Lum’s Restaurant. Walker remained active in her community by participating in the annual Bethany Beach cleanup and breast cancer walks and fundraisers. She particularly enjoyed her experience as a volunteer for the television program “Extreme Makeover,” assisting in creating a new home for a deserving family in Sussex County.
Walker is survived by her children, Rose Theresa Walker and her husband, Russ Mullen, Thomas John Walker and his wife, Tammy, Corrine Patricia Bentley and her husband, Keith, John Joseph Walker and his wife, Paula Medaris, and Richard Paul Green and his wife, Darlene; a brother, William Kane Jr., and his wife, Beth; grandchildren Charlene Clark and her husband, Paul, Jennifer Frank, Robert Gilchrist, William Bentley, David Bentley, Sarah Bentley, Kellie Walker, Tommy Walker and Kelly Tidy and her husband, Seth; and great-grandchildren Julia, Megan, Madelyn and Lily Clark, and Kayla Tidy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 82 Possum Park Road in Newark, Del., where visitation was to begin at 11 a.m. Interment was to follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services; P.O. Box 650309; Dallas, TX 75265-0309 (1-877-465-6636 or komen.org), or to Delaware Hospice Center; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963 (302-856-7717 or delawarehospice.org). Condolences may be sent online at spicermullikin.com.
James Lee Willis Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Marcus Hook, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the loving care of his family, with the assistance of hospice care at his home.
Willis was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Chester, Pa., to his late parents, James Willis and Leila Pennington Henshaw. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Chris Henshaw. Willis was a retired die technician for the Scott Paper Company and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a CB radio enthusiast (KJP-1529) and went by the handle “Goldfoot.” He was kind-hearted to everybody and was always there for people.
Willis is survived by his children, Paula Houser, and her husband, James, of Marcus Hook, Pa., James Lee Willis Jr., and his companion, Shelly, of Bridgeville, Del., and Raymond Willis of Millsboro, Del.; his daughter-in-law, Colleen Willis; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several stepchildren, stepbrothers and stepsisters; extended family members and many friends; and two special friends, Richie and Roseanne.
All services and arrangements were to be private and scheduled later in Pennsylvania, where Willis was to be interred. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to American Diabetes Association; 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002; Wilmington, DE 19801. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Lowell H. Casto, 77, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Nitro, W.Va., son of the late Willard and Virginia (Hood) Casto.
Casto graduated in 1954 from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, W.Va., and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at West Virginia University, a master’s degree at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and his plus-60 at the University of Delaware. He spent a lifelong career with the Appoquinimink School District in Southern New Castle, Del., as a guidance counselor, influencing countless children to achieve their dreams.
Casto was a member of the Ogletown Baptist Church and several financial clubs in Newark, Del. He enjoyed traveling and always looked forwards to his winters in Florida. Most of all, Casto’s love for his family was quite evident; he never missed a chance to share how proud he was of his family. Casto was remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Casto is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy Dean Casto; son, Charles L. Casto and his wife, Heather of Wilmington; daughter, Nanette D. Schultz and her husband, Timothy, of Louisville, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas Dracon.
Funeral services were scheduled for Feb. 19, 2013, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department; 30 East 33rd St.; New York, NY 10016. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Rose Marie Dixon, 50, of Laurel, Del., passed away in the care of her family, at home, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2013. She was born Dec. 18, 1962, in Lewes, Del., to the late James and Gladys Rayne Dixon.
Dixon was a retired professional housekeeper. She loved reading and crocheting, and possessed a very good personality. She knew how to hold her own and could be outspoken, but was a loved and dedicated part of her family.
Dixon is survived by her three children, Karmekus Dixon of Millsboro, Del., and Tacara and MyKeisha Dixon, both of Laurel, Del.; her siblings, Frances, Patricia, Janice, Gladys, Vanessa, Charleen, Ida, Herbert and James; two aunts, Linda and Wanda; an uncle, Harold Tingle; two grandchildren, Shamiyah and Zyshon; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; and special friends Lisa, Carleen, Samuel, Carol and Valerie, and many other friends.
A funeral service and celebration of Dixon’s life were scheduled for Feb. 16, 2013, at St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church in Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Rev. Lisa Johnson. Interment was to follow at Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery in Bishopville, Md. Floral tributes are welcomed by the family. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.
Joan Marie Lomas, 84, of Milton, Del., passed away at her residence on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. She was born Monday, June 4, 1928, daughter of the late John J. and Alice (Lees) Minker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother John J. Minker Jr.
Lomas was born and raised in Lenni, Pa. After marrying, she and her husband moved to Claymont, Del., in 1956 and then to Milton in 1992. They spent their summers from 1963 to 1990 at the White House Beach in Long Neck, Del.
Lomas loved life and shared her many joys and blessings. She was a teacher’s aide for the Brandywine School District. Together with her brother, she owned and operated a ceramic business in Lenni, Pa. She was a member of the Eastern Star; former board member of the Lewes (Del.) Senior Center and a ceramics instructor; former secretary of the Brandywine Republican Committee; and past member of the Claymont Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
When Lomas was not taking care of others, she thoroughly enjoyed world travel, which helped to quench her thirst for, and love of, history. She was particularly fond of traveling throughout France and to Civil War battlegrounds. Her father passed along to her his yearning for travel, and she, in turn, passed it to her children.
Everyone knew that Lomas was the family matriarch, and to the very end she was saying, “That’s all there is to it!” Lomas had a huge heart and was a very loving and proud wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her husband of 63 years, Orville, sent her on her way with one final thought, “I will love you always!”
The family extended its gratitude to the very caring staff at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., and Tunnell Cancer Center for their extraordinary care and compassion of Lomas.
In addition to her husband, Lomas is survived by two sons, David O. Lomas and his wife, Debra Doucette of Milton, and Dale J. Lomas his and wife, Sue, of Lewes; grandchildren Gina Burrows and her husband, Jamie, Lise Delplanque, and Michael J. Doucette and his wife, Karen; great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Alex and Olivia Burrows, and James R. and Julia M. Doucette; and her brother and sister-in-law, Wilmer and Shirley Lomas of Lutherville, Md.
A graveside service was to be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 677 Mount Road in Aston, Pa. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday evening, Feb. 23, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Dept. of Urology, c/o Jefferson Foundation; 925 Chestnut Street, Ste. 110; Philadelphia, PA 19107. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
James J. “Jim” Lyons Sr., 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Lyons was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Naamans, Pa., son of the late Edward and Agnes (Dunn) Lyons. He retired as an operator with Sun Oil Refinery with more than 20 years of service and also from Holy Saviour Parish, with 25 years of service in their maintenance department. Lyons was a charter member of Friendship Fire Company in Linwood, a member of the Millville (Del.) Volunteer Fire Company, the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Keystone Reptile Club. Lyons enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was an avid bowler with the Coastal Cheer Senior Center.
In addition to his parents, Lyons was preceded in death by a grandson, Sgt. James Edward Lyons; a sister, Margaret Bullock; six brothers, Edward, John, Christopher, Thomas, Joseph and Francis Lyons; and a son-in-law, Evans Shinn. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Gertrude H. (Wood) Lyons; five children, Eileen Kenenske and her husband, Kevin, Patricia Shinn, Margaret Monahan and her spouse, Fran, Agnes Burke and her husband, Jerry, and James J. Lyons Jr. and his wife, Sandra; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach, Del. Interment was to be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Nancylee Moley, 78, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Bloomingdale, N.J., passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.
Moley was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Clark, N.J., daughter of the late Joyce and Hazel (Melody) Martin. Moley served on the board of the Clearwater Home Owner’s Association for 14 of the 16 years she had lived there, serving in many capacities, including president. She was also a member of the Bethany Beach Women’s Civic Club. Her favorite pastimes were walking at the beach and riding her bike, and she was an avid swimmer. Moley will always be remembered as an individual who never met a stranger.
In addition to her parents, Moley was preceded in death by two brothers, Joyce and Elmore Martin. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Russell Moley; a daughter, Jamielee Kohle and her husband, Jim, of West Milford, N.J.; a son, Will Moley and his wife, Christine, of Warwick, N.Y.; two grandsons, Wyatt and Owen Kohle; and her four-legged friends Venus and Sammy.
A memorial service was scheduled for Feb. 16, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Clearwater HOA (Nancy Moley Memorial), c/o Fran Lynch; P.O. Box 118; Ocean View, DE 19970, for a memorial tribute that will be designed in Moley’s name. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Cecilia Rose Shary, 75, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster County, Pa., passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Shary was born in Norton, Va., daughter of the late Paul and Nella Mae (Harrell) Nagle. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert H. Shary; two sons, Kevin Patrick Shary and Timothy Matthew Shary; a sister, Sandra; and two grandchildren, Alana and Olivia.
A funeral service was scheduled for Feb. 18, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del., through which condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com. Interment was to be in Henlopen Memorial Park.
Ronald L. Stephens, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
He was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School, Class of 1952, and attended Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. Stephens served his country as an Army Ranger and paratrooper, having made 136 jumps and having served in Thailand, Southeast Asia and Vietnam. He sailed as a merchant seaman for Atlantic Refining Company, out of Philadelphia, Pa. He also worked for the Delaware Housing Authority as a certified property manager.
Stephens was a Realtor and past-president of the Sussex County Board of Realtors, past president of the Delaware Association of Realtors and national director of National Association of Realtors. He owned the first Century 21 office at the Delaware beaches and assisted in the sale of Anderson Stokes Real Estate Company.
He was a former Bethany Beach lifeguard and a member of the Ocean View (Del.) Church of Christ. Stephens enjoyed sailing with his wife in the Chesapeake Bay and the American Virgin Islands. He was past president of Cripple Creek Country Club and helped supervise the construction of their clubhouse.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen Powell Stephens.
A memorial service was scheduled for Feb. 20, 2013, at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, through which condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com. Interment was to be private, at a later date, in the Powell family plot in Princess Anne, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice; 1016 N. Walnut St.; Milford, DE 19963.
Thelma Marie Weibling, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Jacob L. and Pearl Marie (Willoughby) Stull.
A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Weibling was the true matriarch of the family. Weibling was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Weibling Jr., in 1972. She is survived by a son, Richard Weibling and his wife, Nancy, of Georgetown, Del.; her two daughters, Carolyn Sue McNamara of Red Lion, Del., and Valerie E. McNeal of New Castle, Del.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her dear friend and caregiver Joann Feathers of Georgetown, Del.
All services were to be private. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Lewes, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963.
Samuel Glorioso Wilson, 76, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
He was born April 7, 1936, son of the late Ronald and Philomena (Glorioso) Wilson. Wilson retired as a Baltimore City, Md., police officer with 22 years of service, and then retired from BG&E as a new business consultant after 18 years before moving to Delaware 12 years ago.
In addition to his parents, Wilson was preceded in death by a son, Craig Wilson; a grandson, Matthew Claytor; and a brother, John Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Janet Louise (Rosier) Wilson; a dear friend and cousin, Charles “Buc” Weaver; five daughters, Laura Kurrle and her husband, Blaine, Christine Wilson and her companion, James Tarburton, Elaine Brown and her husband, Bernard, Mary Bitner and her husband, Edward, and Teresa Shiraldi; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Wilson; two granddaughters, Emily Bitner and Erica Beecher; two sisters, Lee Griffin and Kathryn Lee; and a brother, Robert Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del., where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center; P.O. Box 1704; Westminster, MD 21158. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Virginia C. “Ginny” Wright, 74, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by her loving family.
Wright was born in Hurlock, Md., daughter of the late Lewis and Lillian (Nickerson) Collins. She was a 1956 graduate of Bridgeville High School and was the manager of the Villas of Ocean Pines, Md., for a number of years.
Wright was also preceded in death by her brother, Lewis “Jerry” Collins Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Walter E. Wright; her son, Greg Page and his wife, Nancy, of Selbyville; step-daughter Terry Wright of Bishopville, Md.; brother Glenn Collins and his wife, Connie, of Bridgeville, Del.; three grandchildren, Melody Oneschuk and her husband, Phil, Keri Schaffer and her husband, Mike, and Krissy Page and her fiancé, Ryan Savage; two step-grandchildren, Jordan and Jessie; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was scheduled for Feb. 20, 2013, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del., with private interment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Mariner’s Bethel U.M. Church; 81 Central Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.