Donald A. Sipple,
Donald A. Sipple, 75, a resident of Georgetown since 1967, formerly of Viola, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Lifecare at Lofland Park in Seaford.
Donald was born in Milford, son of the late Arthur and Agnes Williams Sipple.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Donald worked at E.I. DuPont in Seaford as a power service operator for 42 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a life member of the Georgetown Fire Co. Inc. and the Felton Volunteer Fire Co., a member of the Georgetown American Legion Ambulance Co. and volunteered at the Georgetown Little League for many years.
Donald enjoyed hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Hairgrove.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Izetta Rogers Sipple; one daughter, Karen Dorey of Georgetown; three brothers, Ronald Sipple of Bridgeville, William Sipple of Viola, and Larry Sipple of Milford; and three grandchildren, Jordan Lee Dorey, Logan Keturah Dorey and Cole Sipple Swain.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church cemetery, Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Georgetown Fire Co. Inc., P.O. Box 77, Georgetown, DE 19947 or American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Daniel Carroll Fulgham,
PATS aircraft president
Daniel Carroll “Dan” Fulgham, 60, triumphantly entered into the Lord’s presence Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at his home in Georgetown, in the presence of his loving wife.
Dan was born in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Lorene Hicks and Carl Fulgham.
He was president of PATS Aircraft, Georgetown. During his professional career he occupied several positions of increasing responsibility in the aerospace industry.
Dan was known for his integrity, decisive management style and his team building.
He valued time at home with his wife, Jacquie.
Dan was passionate about music and enjoyed sharing his passion with close friends and family. He liked to ride his Harley Davidson and enjoyed being with friends who rode. Dan also enjoyed walking his dogs on the beach and riding his horse.
He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, a past Rotarian, a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a golfing member of Seaford Golf and Country Club and active in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where he was lovingly known for passing the peace and his enthusiastic “amens.”
Dan is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; son, Derek; daughter, Megan Wilson and her husband Brent; sister, Sharon Aloffo and her husband Cookie; brothers, Larry Fulgham and wife Debra, and Darrell Fulgham; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and his church family at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, St. Luke’s rector, will celebrate at the Requiem Holy Eucharist. A reception will follow in the Great Hall of the Parish House.
Burial will be private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Luke Memorial Fund and Fox-Chase Cancer Center, Development Office, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497.
Arthur N. ‘Art’ Colona,
Coast Guard retiree
Arthur N. “Art” Colona, 93, of Seaford, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center.
Art was born on Chincoteague Island, Va., Dec. 7, 1913, the second son of Norman and Roena Daisey Colona.
He graduated from Chincoteague High School and then joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1935. Art retired from the Coast Guard in 1965 after 30 years. Most of his military career was spent on ships at sea.
At the start of World War II, Art was transferred to the Navy as a lieutenant in both the European and Pacific theaters.
After the war, he returned to the Coast Guard and served its ships anywhere from Greenland to Alaska. During Art’s last eight years he served in maritime inspection in Baltimore and Long Beach, Calif.
Art was an active member of the Chief Warrant Officers Association and the Retired Military Officers Association.
He and his wife, Eleanor, established a scholarship fund for children of Coast Guard members.
After his retirement from the Coast Guard, Art worked as port engineer for American President Steamship Line and was a real estate salesman, a condominium manager and the captain of several sport fishing vessels.
Art was an active member of numerous Masonic organizations for the past 60 years.
He was a member of Cap Island Lodge, Cape May, N.J.; ELBEKAL Shrine Center, Anaheim, Calif.; National Sojourners Chapter 750, El Toro, Calif.; Lower Delaware Shrine Club; Nur Shrine Center, Wilmington; Hiram Lodge 21, Seaford; Scottish Rite Club, Lewes; Scottish Rite Club, Baltimore; Royal Order of Scotland; and the Eastern Shore Scottish Rite Club, Salisbury, Md.
Art and his wife also established a scholarship fund to be administered by the Scottish Rite Club of Salisbury.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Kirk Colona, on March 5, 2002; his mother and father; brothers, Everett and Elmer; and a sister, Minerva Colona Graham.
He is survived by a brother, Robert and his wife Shirley Colona; a sister, Lillie Colona Boothe; eight nieces and nephews; 14 grandnieces and grandnephews; and his friend, Joan Hudson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, preceded by a Masonic service by Hiram Lodge, at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior.
Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National cemetery with full military honors.
Instead of flowers, in memory of Art and to honor Eleanor Kirk Colona, donations may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, c/o Ester Berner, 8277 Hearns Pond Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Betty Lou Kaldi Bevis,
nursing school graduate
Betty Lou Kaldi Bevis, 65, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.
She was a graduate of Chichester High School and Sacred Heart Nursing School in Chester, Pa.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Eleanor Walls Sr. She is survived by her son, Christopher J. Kaldi of Wilmington; grandchildren, Ashley Kaldi of Lewes, and Veronica Kaldi of Marcus Hook, Pa.; brothers, Harry Walls Jr. of Kirkwood, Pa., Brian Walls of Wilmington, and Kevin Walls of Marcus Hook, Pa.; and sister, Gloria Walls of Rehoboth Beach.
Services and interment are private.
William C. White,
William C. “Cowboy” White, 60, of Milford, and formerly of Delmar, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Pritchett White; his brother, Richard White; and his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Emily Pritchett.
He is survived by an uncle, William T. Pritchett and his wife Mary of Lewes; a cousin, William Pritchett Jr. and his wife Kris of Georgetown and their family; and a cousin, Teresa Ford and her husband James of Lewes and their family. He is also survived by his daughter, Malena Brodie.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Stella L. Teichert,
Stella L. Teichert, 93, of Millsboro, formerly of Lehighton, Pa., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the Lewes Convalescent Center. She was born in Coplay, Pa., daughter to the late Charles and Mary Boritz.
Stella is survived by her loving husband, Clarence A. Teichert; son, Robert Teichert; brother, Paul Boritz; sisters, Helen and Marie; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 260 North 3rd St., Lehighton. Interment will follow memorial service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association of Sussex County, P.O. Box 625, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services of Long Neck.
Margie A. Ritter,
retired state secretary
Margie A. Ritter, 56, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Crisfield, Md., daughter to the late Harold and Lutisha Marshall Howard.
Margie was a retired secretary for the state of Delaware.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold M. Howard Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Mark R. Ritter; four brothers, Norris C. Howard Sr. and his wife Barbara, David L. Howard Sr. and his wife Cathy, Charles M. Howard and his wife Linda, and John W. Howard; and her sister, Joyce E. Browne and her husband Paul.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.
Venona Jean Janvier,
Venona Jean Janvier, 70, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, surrounded by her family.
Born in Wilmington, Mrs. Janvier was the daughter of the late Greta M. Veasey and William J. Kampmann Sr. For over 40 years, she was a member of Peniel United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband of over 35 years in 1993 and by her sister Greta “Sis” Dolson in 2005.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Pamela J. Records and her husband, J.J. of Newark, Kimberly A. Janvier and her fiancé Anthony Battaglia of Wilmington, and Deanna L. Watson of Newark; her sons, William V. Jr. and his wife Christine of Wilmington, Brian K. of Orlando, Fla., and David L. and his wife Nicole of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and her nine grandchildren, Danielle, Ian, Emily, Andrew, Gabrielle, Shelby, Brandan, Amanda and Adam. Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara “Boots” Purdham of Wilmington, and Helen McCallister of Lewes; her brothers, William J. Kampmann Jr. of Wilmington, and Donald J. “Dinny” Kampmann of Millsboro.
Venona’s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Loretta Maldanando, her aide and caregiver; to the staff at Compassionate Care Hospice; and to Dr. Anthony Vasile.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 30, at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads, Wilmington, where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Silverbrook cemetery, Wilmington.
Contributions in her name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.
Bradford Perry Sr.,
Bradford Perry Sr., of Dover, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at his home. He was 71.
Mr. Perry, affectionately known as “Brad,” was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Harbeson, to the late Ossie Perry Waples.
He was married to Katherine “Kitty” Perry for 47 years.
At a very young age, Mr. Perry worked as a dishwasher at the old Rehoboth Beach Country Club. During his tenure, he became a cook.
In 1959, the U.S. Army inducted Mr. Perry into military service and he received an honorable discharge in 1962.
After his discharge, he returned to the country club and continued to work as a cook.
He moved his family to Annapolis, Md., in 1962, where he worked as a cook at the U.S. Naval Academy.
In 1970, Mr. Perry and his family returned to Delaware and he worked as the chef at the Nuts Restaurant, Dover, for many years.
During his career as a chef, a number of restaurants in the Dover area employed Mr. Perry.
His last place of employment was at the Sail Loft restaurant in Milford, where he was chef under three owners, Mr. Leone, Gerry Kobosa and David Baker.
Mr. Perry loved to cook and everyone loved to eat what he cooked.
His love for people and cooking inspired him to assist his wife’s ministry by cooking for the soup kitchen annually and for the pre-Thanksgiving dinner.
Through those works he accepted Christ as his personal savior and began to experience the love of Christ.
Mr. Perry was also an avid NASCAR fan and Dale Earnhardt Sr. was his favorite driver. His baseball team was the Baltimore Orioles and his favorite football team was the Miami Dolphins.
He is survived by his beautiful wife, Katherine “Kitty” Perry; four children, Dwaine and his wife Jewel of Crofton, Md., Steve and his wife Evelyn of Lincoln, Cindy Holmes of Knightdale, N.C., and Bradford Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Misawa Air Force Base, Japan; nine grandchildren, Robert, Sade, Ashé, Jade, Tyshia, Nicole, John, Devin and Dillon; one godchild, Toni Parker; three great-grandchildren, Aikra, Dymere and Aniyah; two brothers, Thomas Hood and his wife Maggie of Coatesville, Pa., and Ronald Waples and his wife Evelyn of Dagsboro; one sister, Ellen Harmon of Dover; his adopted mother, Neomi Perry; three adopted sisters, Margaret Perry Ayers, Phyllis Perry Sheppard and Evelyn Perry Johnson of Pinetown; the rest of the Pinetown Perry, White and Allen families; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be noon, Friday, Nov. 30, in the Calvary Baptist Church, Route 8, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services.