George W. Rineer.
George W. Rineer, of Lewes, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 26, 2006. He was a devoted son to his mother, Mrs. Lois Larson of Rehoboth. There was understanding for his stepson, Chip Day of Wilmington, and a left-field sense of humor with his wife Bonnie.
Originally from Wilmington, they married in 1986 and moved to Maryland for a short time. Being good to his parents-in-law, John and Peg Clark, he helped them journey into senior life, often with good-natured ribbing.
Besides the people mentioned, George is survived by his sister, June Weaver of Stockton, Calif., and her husband Don; and his stepbrothers, Lou and Bill Larson. The world just lost a good W. C. Fields impersonator.
George had a love of photography that shined while at Hagley Museum, Cutler Camera and Kmart. The camera wasn’t very far away at all times. Never more so are the pictures of his beloved Wolfie.
Some Pomeranians are so very shy, yet George found a way to make the prints almost come alive.
The two were inseparable. They adored each other. You will be sorely missed, my best friend.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, in Calvert, Md.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Diabetes Association.
Glenn R. Daughters,
Glenn R. Daughters, 76, of Dagsboro, died Wednesday, April 26, 2005, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.
Mr. Daughters was a retired engineer with Washington Adventist Hospital, Tacoma Park, Md.
He was a member of the Sussex Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, Georgetown, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Daughters was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and AARP. His hobbies were church work, gardening and listening to music.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eileen D.P. Daughters; his son, Larry Daughters of Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Connie Perdomo of Clermont, Fla. and Sharon Howle of Mankato, Minn.; a brother, Ralph Daughters, of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, with burial in Delaware Veterans cemetery, Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested to Sussex Central Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, 22518 Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Myrtle A. ‘Terry’ Hornbeck,
Myrtle A. “Terry” Hornbeck, 73, of Edwardsville passed away after a short illness Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne E. Hornbeck; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy and Angie Hornbeck of Lewes and Fred Hertrich and his partner, Danny Martin, both of Seaford; a daughter, Dorothy “Sam” Warren of Edwardsville; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Corey and Stephanie Anderson of Godfrey; and many friends.
Services were held at Saska Mateer Funeral Home, Edwardsville.
Leonard C. Blades,
Leonard C. Blades, 83, of Harrington died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Harrington, son of the late Lambert and Bessie Blades.
Mr. Blades grew up on the farm, and remained a farmer his entire life.
He is survived by two sisters, Emma Howard, and Janice B. McKee, both of Wilmington; a nephew, Lee Howard of Newark, a niece, Janet Howard of Rehoboth Beach; and two special friends, Willie Cora of Harrington and Aaron Bonniwell of Harrington.
Graveside services were held in Hollywood cemetery, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Harrington.
Mary J. (Lynch) Granato,
Mary J. (Lynch) Granato, 80, of Pittsville, Md., and formerly of Dover, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, in her home..
Mrs. Granato was born in Boston and raised in Weymouth, Mass.
She retired from Kraft Foods, Dover. She was the owner of Marydel Liquor Mart, Marydel, and also worked at Walter Baker Co., Milton, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carmelo A. Granato and Willy Gamuciello; a daughter, Camille Barrow; a sister, Margaret Elaine McNeil; and two brothers, Francis Lynch and Thomas Lynch.
She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Linda Castle of Weymouth, Joanne and Philip Baker of Pittsville, Diane and Rodney MacDougall of Dover, Mary Jane and David Mitchell of Snowhill, and Rosemarie and Fran Minner of Wyoming, Del.; a son, William A. and Lisa Gamuciello of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; three stepchildren, Maria Martina, Vinny Gamuciello and Johnny Gamuciello; and five sisters, Theresa Davidson, Carolyn Coots, Catherine Malinowski, Ann Lynch and Dottie Castle.
Services were held the McDonald Funeral Home, East Weymouth, Mass.
A funeral mass was held in Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth. Burial was in the Blue Hill cemetery, Braintree, Mass.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 30 Spenn St., Framingham, MA 01701; or to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
Ruth C. Sweeney,
Ruth C. Langan Sweeney, 79, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at her late residence with dignity and at peace, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 20, 1927 in Pittston, Pa., daughter of the late William J. and Angela McGuire Langan. The family moved to Jersey City shortly thereafter. Mrs. Sweeney graduated from Mary Immaculate Hospital School of Nursing in Jamaica, N.Y. in 1947. Following graduation, Ruth married her late husband, Raymond G. Sweeney, and they moved to Forest Hills, N.Y. The family then moved to Wilmington. In 1975, her husband passed away. Ruth was determined to put her children through college so she moved forward and earned a master’s degree in counseling from Wilmington College. She then worked as a school nurse at St. Elizabeth High, St. Mark’s High and the Gunning/Bedford School District, all in the Wilmington area, for nearly 25 years. After an early retirement, she moved to Rehoboth Beach. She worked at Beebe Medical Center as a same day surgery Pre-op nurse, retiring in 1998 after seven years.
Mrs. Sweeney is survived by her three sons, Raymond Sweeney and his wife Martha of Rehoboth Beach, Brian Sweeney of Newark, and Joseph Sweeney and wife Debbie of Newark; her daughter, Mary Previtera and her husband Martin of Rehoboth Beach; four grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Jennifer and Patrick Sweeney; one great-granddaughter, Kayla Sweeney; her brother, Michael Langan and his wife Ann of Pt. Pleasant, N.J.; and many personal and professional friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach with Father Charles Brown III officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to Mass. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 6, at All Saints cemetery, Kirkwood Highway, Newark. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes.Catherine Scott Terry,
Catherine Scott Terry, 67, of Millsboro, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington.
Catherine was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., the daughter of the late Wilson and Catherine Kennedy Scott. She graduated from William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics, she also graduated from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. She was a retiree from Exxon Corp, Florham Park, N.J. as a technical editor. She moved to Millsboro with her husband Peter three years ago. Since that time she sang in the Grace United Methodist Church choir. She was a volunteer computer instructor at the Roxana Cheer Center. She was a member of the Embroidery Guild of America and the British Car Club of Delaware.
She is survived by her husband, Peter Terry; a daughter, Catherine Droogan and her husband Cornelius of Darien, Conn.; a sister, Ellen Scott of Danbury, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Jack and Cate Droogan.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, at the Grace United Methodist Church Millsboro, with the Rev. Rob Townsend, and Rev. Dona Rayne officiating.
Contributions maybe made to Grace United Methodist Church PO Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Sandra Ann Austin,
Sandra Ann Austin, 66, of Magnolia, passed away Friday, June 23, 2006, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover.
Mrs. Austin was born June 7, 1940, in Baltimore, daughter of the late Theodore and Richardean (Burdette) Abel.
She worked as a waitress for many years in the area. She also did housekeeping.
Mrs. Austin enjoyed flower arranging, gardening, crocheting, playing with her dogs and going to yard sales.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Wilson Austin of Magnolia; a daughter and a son-in-law, Alice and Frank Kesselring of Camden; a grandson, Nelson Kesselring of Rehoboth Beach; a daughter and her family, Betty Jean Tomsick of Warren, Ohio; two sisters-in-law and their families, Ruth Clarke of Magnolia, and Pearl Johnson of Sandtown; and a brother-in-law and his family, Clarence Austin of Texas.
Services were private in Trader Funeral Home, Lotus Street, Dover.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Kent County SPCA.
Eugene C. Morris Sr.,
electric co. inspector
Eugene C. Morris Sr., 69, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.
He was born October 9, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Eugene E. and Ruth (Hamilton) Morris.
Mr. Morris had a long career with the former Philadelphia Electric Company as an underground inspector. For 40 years he was a banjo player with the Mummers Philadelphia String Band, and he was an avid model train collector. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach.
He is survived by his wife Barbara J. (Smith) Morris; four daughters, Laurieanne Morris of North Providence, R.I., Mary Ann DiIoreo of North Providence, Renee L. Fisher of Hatfield, Pa. and Theresa Dillman of Boyertown, Pa.; one son, Eugene C. Morris Jr. of Soudertown, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. Interment will be at a later date at Sunset Memorial cemetery, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior at 7 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
Mary Wilson Cellurale,
garden club member
Mary Wilson Cellurale, 88, of Wilmington and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach.
Mrs. Cellurale was the daughter of the late Philip and Helen Wilson. She attended the Maryland Institute of Art and was a longtime member of the Countryside Garden Club of Hockessin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Cellurale.
She is survived by her son, Robert W. Cellurale of Lewes; her daughters, Carolee Kazmerowski of Nashville, Tenn. and Betsy Bullock and her husband Bill, of Seagrove Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Blaine and Corey Cellurale of Lewes, Chip Kazmerowski of Arlington, Va., Turner Kazmerowski of Nashville, Whitney Forstner and her husband Chris of Richmond, Va., Courtney Vanderwalker and her husband Marc of Phoenix, Ariz. and Ted Bullock of Phoenix; three great-grandchildren, Grayson and Palmer Forstner and Max Vanderwalker; her sister-in-law, Anne Stebbins of Ft. Lauderdale; and her brother-in-law, Ralph Cellurale of Greensburg, Pa.
Services were held at Mealey Funeral Home, Wilmington, with burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Bear.
Contributions are suggested to Brandywine Assisted Living, attn: Employee Thank You Fund, 100 Seaside Blvd., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971.
Ruth E. Barnes Johnson,
Ruth E. Barnes Johnson, 87, of Las Vegas, died Friday, April 14, 2006, in Las Vegas.
Ms. Barnes was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Lewes, daughter of Dewey Dunning and Katie Wolfe.
She received her primary education in Delaware and later moved to New York, where she graduated from Wadleigh High School.
She married Cleatus Barnes in 1937. After many years, she and Mr. Barnes divorced, but remained good friends. She later met and married Macon Johnson.
Ms. Johnson was employed with the New York City Health Department before her retirement.
After retirement, she and her husband moved to Delaware.
After her divorce from Mr. Johnson, Ms. Johnson dedicated herself to volunteer work. She was commended for more than 10 years of devoted service with the Senior Volunteer Program of Delaware. She proudly displayed the plaque she received acknowledging her unselfish service.
In 1995, she moved to Las Vegas with her daughter and son-in-law. She said it was the best move she ever made. She had the best time of her life in Las Vegas, where she loved playing bingo and enjoyed the company of the many friends she made. She loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest.
Ms. Johnson was a member of Holy Trinity AME Church and loved attending Sunday services and the different programs when she was able to do so.
She is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Cleata “Bunnie” and Ronnie Langford; a son, Donald Barnes; four grandchildren, Michelle Langford of New York, Debra (Langford) Edwards of Virginia, Darren Langford of Florida and Nikko Barnes of Arizona; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Tiara and Anthony, all of Virginia; four sisters, Joan Henry, Edna Mae Miller, Elsie Wingo and Ella Carter, all of Delaware; a brother, William Dunning of Delaware; a very special sister-in-law, Margaret Dunning of Florida; and host of relatives and dear friends.
Services were in May.
Interment was in Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas.