Vernon “Whitey” Boore,
retired electric worker
Vernon “Whitey” Boore, 67, of Ellenton, Fla. and Lewes, died Saturday, March 4, 2006.
He was born Sept. 19, 1938 in Pottstown, Pa. He had been a winter resident for the last 10 years.
Mr. Boore was a member of Conleys United Methodist Church, Lewes, and Parrish United Methodist Church, Parrish, Fla. He retired from the Philadelphia Electric Company. He was a member of Bradentown Lodge 99, Sahib Shrine Temple of Sarasota, American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Boore and Josephine Smith Boore; and a sister, Gloria Conklin.
He is survived by his wife, Faye; a son, Tony Boore and his wife Tracy of Pottstown; a daughter, Theresa Konst and her husband Bryan of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; a brother, Donald Boore of Elverson, Pa. and his wife Anna Marie; and five grandchildren, Jessica, Molly, Sam, Max and Lydia.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., March 25, at Conleys United Methodist Churchy, Lewes, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m.
Contributions are suggested to Conleys United Methodist Church Building Fund, 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes DE 19958.
Faye Denise Hudson,
Faye Denise Hudson, 51, passed away peacefully Monday, March 6, 2006, at home in Millsboro.
Faye was born in Salisbury, Md., July 28, 1954, to the late Chester Willis and Eleanor Hudson. She was the co-owner of Mighty Fine Cleaners.
She was born and raised in Bishopville, Md. and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md. and shortly after, moved to the Delaware area.
She enjoyed reading and loved playing on the computer. She also loved spending time with friends and family and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two sisters, Bonnie Lou Gray of Bishopville and Kathie Pepper of Georgetown; a brother, Mark Hudson of Selbyville; a niece whom she thought of as a daughter, Nicole Shockley and her son, Brandon Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 10, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Thatcher Street, Frankford, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to Melson Funeral Services in the name of Faye Denise Hudson to help defray funeral costs, P.O. Box 100, Frankford DE 19945.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.
Frederick Schwartz, 93, of Lewes, died Tuesday March 7, 2006 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Schwartz was born Jan. 13, 1913, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Rose (Geise) Schwartz and Abraham Schwartz. He had been employed as an electrician for the Department of the Navy for 28 years, retiring in 1979. He had also served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1943.
Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Margaret (Pumphrey) Schwartz; a son, Steven Michael Schwartz of Ocean City, Md.; a daughter, Marilyn Leslie Schwartz of Berlin, N.J.; and a grandson, S. Michael Schwartz Jr.
Services will be private with burial at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Gloria J. Thornburg Evans,
retired teacher, coach
Gloria J. Thornburg Evans, 97, of Ocean View, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at home.
Gloria was a retired school teacher and basketball coach at Lord Baltimore and John M. Clayton Schools and a longtime employee of Murray’s Feed Service of Frankford.
She was a lifelong member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. She was a founding member of the Dorcas Circle, a Sunday school teacher, a board member and trustee of the church, a past leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, a member of the United Methodist Women and sang in the choir for more than 50 years. She was also a Ladies Auxiliary member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company and a past Girl Scout leader.
She is survived by five children, Laura Tretheway of Rehoboth Beach, Loren Evans Sr. of Ocean View, Mariam Corbett of Laguna Woods, Calif., Bert Evans of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Amos F. Evans of Millville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Mariner’s Bethel UMC, Ocean View, with burial in the adjoining church cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to Mariner’s Bethel UMC, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View DE 19970.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.
Herbert Von Goerres Jr.,
Herbert G. Von Goerres Jr., 86, of Georgetown, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Bayhealth/Milford Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Von Goerres was born in Harrington, the son of the late Hubert and Florence (Johnson) Van Goerres.
He worked for Diamond State Telephone Company for 45 years, retiring in 1985, and served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, where he instructed military personnel in the instruction, repairing and maintenance of military telephone and telegraph wire systems.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Trustees’ past president; a life member of the Georgetown Fire Co. and Secretary Emeritus; a life member of the Harrington Fire Co.; a member of Temple Lodge 9 AF&AM, Milford; a 61-year member of the Georgetown American Legion Ambulance; Sussex Post 8, American Legion; Delaware Fire School lifetime instructor; Delaware Consistory 32nd degree; Kent & Sussex Scottish Rite, a 50-year member, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; past president Telephone Pioneers; past president, Sussex County Fire Chiefs; past president, Sussex County EMS Council; International Rescue and First Aid Association; Harrington High School Alumni; and a past member Georgetown Town Council from 1984-1986.
Mr. Von Goerres received Diamond State Telephone Co. Good Neighborhood Award in 1963; the State of Delaware Emergency Medical Services Clifford Lee Award in 1996 and 1997; and the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Co. Lifetime Fireman of the Year Award in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Evelon Rust Von Goerres; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert E. and Marcy Von Goerres of Lewes; a brother, George M. of Harrington; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Russell LeGates of Harrington; nieces Denese Bell and her husband Rick of Georgetown, Corinnia McAllister and her husband Brian of Seaford, Beverly Von Goerres of Bear and Beth Hudson of Harrington; and his nephews, Bruce Von Goerres and his wife Cindy of Felton and James Rust of Ocean City, Md.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street, Georgetown, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. The Rev. Anne Pruett-Barnett will officiate
Contributions are suggested to the Georgetown Fire Company Inc., P.O. Box 77, Georgetown DE 19947 or to Sussex Post 8 Georgetown American Legion Ambulance Service, N. Front Street, P.O. Box 202, Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.
Mary Kennedy Foster,
active in church
Mary Kennedy Foster, 89, of Hillburn, N.Y. and formerly of Millsboro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y.
Mrs. Foster was born Feb. 12, 1917, daughter of the late Alonzo and Hannah Kennedy, formerly of La Grange, N.C.
She moved to Georgetown with her family in 1946, and subsequently settled in Millsboro in 1953. In 1996, she moved to Hillburn to live with her eldest son and family.
Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and will be remembered for her devotion to her husband and family, her wonderful sense of humor and wit, her patience and perseverance during the trials of life and for her faith in God.
She was active in her women’s prayer and Bible study group, loved to crochet, cook and help various churches, schools and community related events involving artwork and crafts.
Mrs. Foster, while in Delaware, was a member of the Millsboro Grace Methodist Church and later the Long Neck Methodist Church. She was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and is now in the presence of her beloved savior.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married on her birthday in 1939, Grover V. Foster, who died in 1992; and a brother, Mark H. Kennedy, who died in 2005.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Grover Jr. and Susan Foster of Hillburn, Lon and Joyce Foster of Doraville, Ga., and Jim and Donna Foster of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Richard Hibbert of Burlington, Vt.; a brother, Kenneth D. Kennedy of Wilson, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held in Grace Baptist Church, Ramsey, N.J. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 24, Nanuet, NY 10954-0024.
Arrangements by Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, Suffern.
William C. Young Jr.,
William C. Young Jr., 76, passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006.
Bill was born on March 28, 1929 in Havertown, Pa.
He served in the U.S. Navy during Korean War, rising to rank of Petty Officer.
He retired from medical sales.
He is survived by Sarajane Young, his wife of 27 years; his children, Janice Young, Sharon Painter, William Young III and Robin Esterly; four grandchildren, Derek, Kate, Jake, and Kristy; and four great-grandchildren, John, Brent, Kyle, Justin; and a brother, Dean.
Mr. Young was active at Conley’s United Methodist Church where a memorial service was held Feb. 17.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 600 N DuPont Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Alfred Harry Baldwin,
Alfred Harry Baldwin, 87, of Milford, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in his home.
Mr. Baldwin was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Philadelphia, son of the late Alfred and Regina Davis Baldwin.
He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in pharmacology.
Mr. Baldwin was employed as a pharmacist with the Milford Pharmacy for several years before opening Baldwin Pharmacy in Milton, which he owned and operated for more than 10 years. He closed his store to accept a position as pharmacist with the Milford Memorial Hospital, where he retired in 1988.
His love of painting with watercolors led to his active membership for many years with the Cape Artists in Lewes and more recently as a member of the Mispillion Art League, which meets in Denton, Md. Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Milford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emily R. Baldwin in 1994; and a sister, Marie Armstrong.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, A. Harry Jr. and Carole Baldwin of Lewes, and Donald W. Baldwin of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Fred Bramble of Rehoboth Beach and Karen M. Baldwin of Milford; six grandchildren and three grandchildren-in-law, Jeffrey and Jane Baldwin of Huntington, W.Va., Jason Bramble of Alameda, Calif., Zak Bramble of Santa Rosa, Calif., Terri and Will O’Shea of Sutton, Mass., Kelly and Ralph Collazo of Newport News, Va., and Michael McCready of Milford; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held in the Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, with burial in the Milford Community Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Sussex Unit, 20771 Professional Park Blvd., Unit 1, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Morris H. Boughter Jr.,
Morris H. Boughter Jr., 84, of Lewes passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Pottstown, Pa. Mr. Boughter was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, constructing airfields, runways, machine shops, hangars and pre-fab buildings in the European Theater. He served 32 months and earned four Bronze Stars.
He was a retired welder with Bethlehem Steel.
Mr. Boughter was a member of the American Legion Post 28, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rehoboth Beach; and the Sussex Post 2.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Schafer Boughter.
He is survived by his stepson, Arthur Scheetz of Millsboro; a son, Ronald C. Scheetz of Hanover, Pa.; a sister, Bernadette Scheetz of Pottstown; and a grandson, Timothy Scheetz.
Services and viewing were private.
Burial was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, near Millsboro.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Homes, Millsboro.
Ana B. Gonzalez
Ana B. Gonzalez of Harrisburg died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Camp Hill, Pa.
Mrs. Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Pura Cruz and Norbertha Alamo.
She was employed as the program director with Capital Pavilion and also served on its advisory board. She was responsible for all training and community-service obligations of the residents. She was very instrumental in the enhancement of the resident training programs offered through Capital Pavilion.
These programs assisted residents with their reintegration into society and provided them with vocational skills required to enter the workforce. She was previously employed with the Community Action Committee and the Youth Advocate Program, and was a member of the Prison Society.
Mrs. Gonzalez enjoyed spending time with her family, sharing her religious beliefs over dinner and writing poetry. She was everyone’s favorite aunt.
She is survived by her husband, Angel M. Gonzalez; a daughter, Michellelee; and two sons, Christopher and Angel III, all of the family home; two sisters, Lillian Cruz, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Maritza Cruz of Texas; a brother, Richard Cruz of Milton; a number of aunts, including Claudia, “Lile” and Naomi “Mimi” Alamo; an uncle, Martin “Junior” Alamo; and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Harrisburg.
Burial was private.