Faye Etta Koyanagi,
Faye Etta (Baker) Koyanagi, 69, of Millsboro and formerly of Laurel, was called by the Lord and entered the gates of heaven Friday, April 13, 2007, at her son’s home in Lewes, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Koyanagi was born July 29, 1937, in Clintwood, Va., daughter of the late John and Cinda (Sexton) Baker.
Faye was a loving mother and grandmother. She was also a seamstress who loved collecting antiques. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Beaulah Singleton of Granville, Ohio, Corina Walters of Bel Air, Md., and Billie Jean Sockriter of Harbeson; two brothers, Fred Baker of Greenwood and Joseph Baker of Georgetown.
She is survived by a daughter, Jill Smith and husband Donald of Millsboro; three sons, Wendell Koyanagi and wife Cathy of Sharptown, Md., Keith Koyanagi of Laurel and Brian Koyanagi and wife Mary of Lewes; six grandchildren Keith and Haley Koyanagi, Hayden and Krista Smith, Lyndsey Koyanagi and Jon Morris; and her furry companions Biff, Rue and Bob. Faye is also survived by two sisters, Rosella O’Day of Georgetown and Mary Price of Havre de Grace, Md.; and a brother, Charles “Eddie” Baker of Dagsboro.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Millsboro Wesleyan Church, 255 Wilson Hwy., Millsboro, where a visitation will be held after 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Faye’s name to the Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Dr., Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services.
Reginald A. Street,
Seventh Day Adventist
Reginald A. Street, 68, of Millsboro, died Thursday, April 12, 2007.
Mr. Street was the son of the late Lawrence Shelton and Etta Miller Street.
He enjoyed working and being with his family. He was a member of the 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church in Millsboro.
He is survived by his brothers, James Street of Millsboro, Vincent Street of Orlando, Fla. and William Street of Millsboro.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Dewitt Wesley Platt,
retired Navy commander
Dewitt Wesley Platt, 71, of Dagsboro, died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at his residence, after a courageous three-year battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.
Mr. Platt was born July 24, 1935, in Harrisburg, Pa., son of Mildred (Stephens) Platt and the late DeWitt Oakum.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Dewitt entered the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Navy commander. Dewitt settled in Kensington, Md., and worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and retired as the senior analyst for Russian affairs.
He moved with his wife to Stowe, Vt., where he enjoyed skiing and was president of the Stowe Vermont Rotary Club. After 10 years he returned to the Eastern Shore, residing in Dagsboro.
He is survived by his loving wife, Grace; their three children, Karen Geppert, Stephen Platt and Jacqueline Abbott; and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach, with Rev. Raymond Forrester as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Dewitt Platt Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Brian O’Rourke, Bishop John A. Marshall School, 680 Laporte Rd., Morrisville, VT 05661.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Clarksville.
Carolyn M. DiMaio,
retired from Hercules
Carolyn M. DiMaio, 63, of Wilmington, passed away at her home Wednesday, April 11, 2007.
Born in Wilmington, Ms. DiMaio was the daughter of Doris (Burns) DiMaio and the late Anthony B. DiMaio.
She worked as a secretary for the Hercules Company for 40 years until her retirement in 2001. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew’s Church. She also was a member of the first graduating class at Dickinson High School in 1961.
In addition to her mother, Carolyn will be dearly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Greg Griffin of Bear; her grandchildren, Kyle and Samantha; her sister, Margaret Ziegler; and her brothers, Thomas DiMaio of Wilmington and Richard DiMaio of Lewes.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Matthew’s Church, Woodcrest, with interment in Cathedral cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark, DE 19713 or to a charity of choice.
John J. Renner
John J. Renner, 87, of Dewey Beach and Arlington, Va., passed away peacefully at his Delaware home from multiple myeloma Thursday, April 12, 2007.
John was born November 25, 1919, in Dorchester, Mass., son of the late William and Mary (McGue) Renner.
Mr. Renner graduated from the Boston Latin School and MIT. He was president and founder of Advanced Technology Systems in Arlington, Va. from 1969-1989.
Mr. Renner was a member of St. Edmond’s Catholic Church , Rehoboth Beach, and also attended St. Ann’’s Catholic Churchin Bethany Beach, where he worked in the bookstore. He was an Honorary Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Arlington, Va., and was a founding member of the IEEE Club (the Old Crows) in Washington, D.C.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army, with responsibility for setting up and maintaining communications on New Caledonia.
Capt. John Renner received a Bronze Star for his meritorious service in New Caledonia while serving on a communications task force.
He was an active member of American Legion Post 28 and VFW Post 7447.
He was a beloved volunteer at the Beach House in Lewes. Mr. Renner also arranged for the set-up of communications in Lake Placid, N.Y., for the Winter Olympics.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Kathleen Renner; a brother, Gerard Renner; and a sister, Margaret O’Connell.
He is survived by his son, John Joseph Renner II and his wife, Joan of Alexandria; five daughters, Kathleen Alicia Mirro and her husband Danny of Arlington, Va., Mary Beth Kurpiel and her husband Tom of Bensenville, Ill., Genie Herwig and her husband, David of Frankford, Rosalie Barnes and her husband Jim of Arlington and Patricia Donnelly of Camden, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a goddaughter, Maryanne Galante of Massachusetts; and a brother, William Renner of Baltimore, Md.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 North Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Burial will follow at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803; or the VFW Scholarship Program, Post 7447, State Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Anthony R. Rousak Jr.,
Sun Shipyard retiree
Anthony R. Rousak Jr., 93, of Rehoboth Beach and formerly of Leeperville, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Tony was born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 15, 1913, the son of the late Anton and Anna Kazimrova Rysak.
Tony retired from Sun Shipyard in Chester, Pa.
He also owned and operated the Mohawk Grill and Tony’s Tavern. He was a loving and dedicated family man.
Mr. Rousak was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lottie Rousak, who passed away in 1982.
He will be dearly missed by his children, Barbara Sindyla and her husband, Robert, Anthony Rousak III and his wife, Carla, Janice Stress and her companion, John Marshall, Lois Lax and her late husband, Steven Lax, Ron Rousak and his wife Pam, and Albert Rousak; nine grandchildren, Melanie Rolsen and her husband Tim, John Sindyla, and his wife, Jennifer, Heather Sindyla Anthony Rousak IV, Tricia Stress, Jennifer, Aubrey, and Stephanie Lax, and Jamie Rousak; four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jacob, Tyler and Trevor; and his brother, Al Rousak of Cape May, N.J.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Rosary Church, Claymont, with burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County, Pa.
Leonard “Len” Leschinsky, 81, of Millsboro, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
He was born in Tamaqua, Pa., son of the late Anthony and Mary Leschinsky.
Len retired as the vice president of Midvale Heppenstall Steel in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He was also an accountant at the Stull Company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was also a regular volunteer at the Blood Bank. Mr. Leschinsky also enjoyed fishing, playing poker and bowling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Leschinsky in 1986.
He is survived by his children, Anne Marie Ridel and husband Bill of Swedesboro, N.J., Leonard Leschinsky and wife Diann of Boothwyn, Pa., Ellen Sargent and husband Daniel of Sellersville, Pa., Beth Henry and husband David of Penn Hills, Pa., and Mike Leschinsky and wife Charlene of San Antonio, Texas; his loving companion of 10 years, Florence Holler of Millsboro; a sister, Violet Winslow and husband William of Yardley, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Oak Orchard, with interment private.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Len’s memory to Malvern Retreat House, P.O. Box 315, Malvern, PA, 19355-0315.
Arrangements by the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services.
Lee E. Daly Jr.,
Lee E. Daly Jr., 88, of Lewes, formerly of McLean, Va., passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007, at his residence.
Mr. Daly was born March 9, 1919, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Lee Eugene and Marie Garrity Daly.
He was a decorated hero in World War II, serving in the 28th Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a bronze star.
Lee was a passionate sportsman and an avid golfer. He was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club. He and his wife moved to Sussex County in 1979. He was a member of St. Edmond’s Catholic Church where he served as an usher.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Daly was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosemarie H. Daly in 2002; and his daugther, Mary Lee Daly Jones.
He is survived by two daughters, Rosemarie Daly King and Adele Carroll Daly Guiliano; a sister, Marianna Daly Edmonds; a granddaughter, Kathleen Kerry McEvily-Davenport; a grandson, Keegan Michael Jones; and a great-granddaughter, Julia Paige Davenport.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach, at noon, Saturday, April 21. Interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Adele R. Gibbs,
state police retiree
Adele R. Gibbs, 84, of Dover, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Westminster Nursing Home, Dover, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Gibbs was born March 3, 1923, in Rahway, N.J., daughter of the late John and Anna Hassell.
She was employed by the Delaware State Police, retiring Feb. 1, 2007, with more than 20 years of service.
Prior to that, she was employed by Bell Telephone in Ocean City, Md. and Dover.
She and her late husband, Kendall, owned and operated the Gibbs Bus Co. in Dover and Middletown for many years.
Mrs. Gibbs was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Dover and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Girl Scout Council and as a volunteer at numerous summer camps.
Adele, a loving wife and mother, was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; and her husband, Kendall.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara G. Deakyne of Rehoboth Beach.
Services were held in First Baptist Church, Dover.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 261 Chapman Rd., Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702; or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.
Carmela T. Impriano,
Carmela Trocolli Impriano, 84, of Lewes. died Monday, April 9, 2007, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Impriano was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Angelo and Margaret Fratutono Trocolli.
She lived in Philadelphia for many years where she was employed as a seamstress in the clothing manufacturing business.
Mrs. Impriano moved to the beach area about five years ago. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.
She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Impriano in 1971.
She is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Antoinette R. and Joseph Signorelli of Lewes; three sons, Daniel R. Impriano of Philadelphia, Michael A. and Barbara Impriano of Lester, Pa. and Anthony R. and Linda Impriano of Ephrata, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth Cioco of Philadelphia; six granddaughters, Monique Ahluwalia and husband, Sonny, Megan Lyn Impriano, Danielle Impriano, Toni Marie Impriano, Gabrielle Impriano and Melissa Impriano; three grandsons, Daniel Impriano, Michael Damaria and Billy Impriano; and numerous great-grandchildren
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 13, in St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery, Dagsboro.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 52 Tulip Dr., Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.