Barbara A. Buchar,
retired school teacher
Barbara A. Buchar, 70, of Killington, Vt. and Lewes, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at her home in Killington.
Mrs. Buchar was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of John and Betty Huber Haberle.
She graduated from Somers (N.Y.) High School in 1951, New York University in New Paltz in 1955, and received her master’s degree from C.W. Post College in Long Island, N.Y.
She was a teacher in Somers for 27 years. She was a member of St. Luke’s Church in Somers and of the Somers Historical Society.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Buchar of Delaware; two sons, Stephen Fowler of Ellington, Conn., and Daniel Fowler of North Clarendon, Vt.; a daughter, Margaret Fowler of Bethel, Conn.; a brother, Albert Haberle of Westport, N.Y.; her companion, John Andrews of Lewes; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held at St. Luke’s Church, Somers.
Herschel B. Moore,
Herschel B. Moore, 62, of Milton, died after a courageous battle with cancer Sunday, Oct. 23, 2004, at home, surrounded by his loving family and devoted poodle, Bridgette.
Mr. Moore was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Milford, the son of “Lib” Moore Smith of Milford and the late Edwin “Cap” Moore.
He had previously worked for Draper Foods of Milford and was a self-employed truck driver and building contractor. For the past 27 years, he was a dedicated employee of Richard A. Johnson & Sons, where he held the position of foreman.
He had many hobbies, including trapshooting, stock car racing and hunting, but fishing and camping with family and friends were two of his favorites.
Mr. Moore was a lifetime member of the Broadkill Sportsman Club, a member of the Delaware Mobile Surfishing Club, the Harrington Moose Lodge, and the Milford Elks
Lodge. He was devoted to his family and friends and will always be remembered as a special person in the many lives he touched.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ernestine “Ernie” Moore; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Herschel H. and Jacki Moore, and Kevin Moore, all of Milton; three grandsons, Chris, Derek and Evan; his mother; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles E. and Donna Moore of Milton.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal Street, Milton, with burial in Odd Fellows cemetery, Milton.
Flowers are welcomed and memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163, or Delaware Hospice, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947.
Raymond Abernathy Sr.,
Raymond Abernathy Sr., 76, of Milton, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at home.
Mr. Abernathy was born March 6, 1928, in North Carolina.
He worked for many years as a poultry farmer. He also worked for Boise Cascade in Georgetown, and then for Millsboro Lumber until his retirement.
In his early years he was a member of Prospect AME Church in Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garzen Abernathy; a sister, Cora Corfield,; his wife, Sally Abernathy; and a stepdaughter, Helen Pratt.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Bey of North Carolina; a brother, David Abernathy of North Carolina; two daughters and a son-in-law, Belinda and Donald Cicchini of Clayton and Sandra Felton of Lewes; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond Abernathy, in Bahrain with Verizon, and Michael and Vanessa Abernathy of Lewes; four grandchildren, Natasha Spratting of South Carolina, Jeffrey Brummell of Maryland, Ratrina Johnson of Millsboro and Kermethia Abernathy of Virginia; six great-grandchildren; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other family members.
Services were held at Burton AME Church, Milton, with burial in First Congregational Church cemetery, Milton.
Caroline B. Hostetter,
retired office manager
Caroline B. Hostetter, 69, of Wilmington, died of a heart attack at home, Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Carol lived in Pikesville and Glyndon, Md. and graduated from business college in Baltimore. She married Amos S. Hostetter Jr. in 1954. They moved to Lancaster, Pa. in 1960, where for 20 years she was office manager, bookkeeper and investment advisor at Sanitary Markets, a supermarket chain. She later was bookkeeper for Town and Country Casuals in Wilmington. Carol bred and exhibited prize-winning St. Bernard dogs and directed the renovation of their Civil War farmhouse with the help of her husband and children. She was a master of board and card games and a devoted and steadfast friend.
Carol is survived by her partner of 27 years, Mary Louise Ponsell of Wilmington; a son, Amos S. Hostetter III and wife Kim of Lewes; a daughter, Anna H. Donato and husband Michaelo of Lancaster, Pa.; five grandchildren, Laura B. Brian J. and Andrea Marie Donato. Rachel H. Martin and Aaron S. Hostetter; and four step grandchildren, Grant Keener and Haley L., Sarah H. and Brooke M.E. Dilliplaine. She was preceded in death by her husband; and her parents, Gorham Moale and Beatrice Likes Bowdre.
Services will be private. Contributions are suggested to Ministry of Caring, 506 N. Church St., Wilmington DE 19801; to the National Wildlife Federation, 310 Tyson Ave., Winchester, VA 22603; or charity of choice. Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Home.
Cecilia B. Collins,
retired from DuPont
Cecilia “Sally” B. Collins of Lewes, formerly of New Castle, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, after a long battle with cancer.
Sally retired from the DuPont Company in 1991. At DuPont she held numerous positions in the secretarial and clerical fields. She ended her career as a Customer Service Representative in Exports.
She made many friends while at DuPont and carried those friendships into her retirement years. Sally was widowed very young and made a good life for herself and her son , Kevin Paul Collins, who passed away last year. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund (Monk) Collins.
Sally is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Harry McLaughlin of Rehoboth Beach; sister-in-law, Rose Ann Collins of Wilmington; brother-in-law, Bill Collins of Wilmington and a host of devoted relatives, special friends and neighbors.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m., Wednesday,, Oct. 27, at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, Route 1 at Five Points, Lewes. Burial will be at St. Peter’s cemetery, Pilottown Road, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD, 21803. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
Julian M. Siomkajlo,
Julian M. Siomkajlo, 82, of Millsboro and formerly of Columbia, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at home.
Mr. Siomkajlo was a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. and was a retired astrophysicist for NOAA in Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church and American Legion Post 28 of Oak Orchard/Riverdale.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa M. Siomkajlo; two daughters, Kristina Alinskas of New Castle and Lisa Remson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and a grandson, Richard Remson III.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Mary, Mother of Peace Church, Oak Orchard. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, south of Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice/Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Everett R. Schweda,
Everett R. Schweda, 85, of Brookfield, Wisc., died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.
Mr. Schweda is survived by his beloved wife, Marianna; his children, Lucille Domecki and her husband Bernard and Susan Puza and her husband Greg; grandchildren, Mary Ann and her husband Steve and Bernard Domecki and his wife Jill; Miss Molly; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel of Flowers.
Contributions are suggested to the Waukesha Humane Society.
Warren Dale Haney,
Warren Dale Haney, 77, of Chestertown, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, of natural causes in Chester River Manor, Chestertown.
Mr. Haney attended school in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation, and after returning from the service, earned a master’s degree in geology from Pennsylvania State University. He continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He worked for Exxon as a geologist in the southern part of the United States, and later went into business for himself.
He married Violet Fila on July 26, 1987. He enjoyed playing and teaching bridge at Heron Point and fishing.
He is survived by his wife. Violet Fila Haney; a son, Billy Haney of Denver; a daughter, Susie Beckley of Laurel; a stepson, Marshall Lucas of Stevensville; three grandchildren, Tiffany Beckley and Allison Beckley of Laurel and Maria Haney of Rehoboth Beach; two brothers, Glen of Boalsburg, Pa. and Merwynn of Venice, Fla.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Contributions are suggested to the Kent Hospice Foundation, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown MD or to the Hospice of Queen Anne’s Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown, MD 21658-1365.
Sarah M. Wyss,
Sarah M. Wyss, 100, of Millsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, in Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.
Mrs. Wyss had worked with the foster grandparent program at the Stockley Center in Georgetown for 15 years.
She was a member of Long Neck United Methodist Church, Long Neck.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer Hudson Sr. in 1969; and her second husband, Ernest Wyss, in 1975.
She is survived by her son, Charles T. Hudson of Harrington; two daughters, Helen G. West and Audrey Cooper, both of Millsboro; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Millsboro cemetery, Millsboro.
Edward A. Day,
retired from FAA
Edward A. Day, 84, of Gainesville, Va., and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at home.
Mr. Day served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, attaining the rank of major.
He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and also from the Air Force Reserve.
Among a lifetime of accomplishments, he was a past president of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club, and past president of local chapters of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AARP and Meals on Wheels, for which he had volunteered for more than 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Day; five children to whom he was devoted; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Services and burial were private.