Marion C. Cannon,
Marion C. Cannon, 87, of Lewes, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Mr. Cannon was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Centreville, Md., son of the late Charles and Justina Hunter Cannon.
Mr. Cannon worked for the DuPont Company as an industrial painter, retiring in 1972 after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Beebe Medical Center for 11 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Europe during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Order and the Elks Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Jester of Federalsburg, Md.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his good friends Sandy and Luther Marks of Lewes.
All services were private.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806-3280.
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
“Miss Veasey” taught many years and several generations at Georgetown School. Her 99 years spanned world change from horse and buggy to space travel. She loved teaching, antiquing and Historic Georgetown events.
A daughter, Gail; son-in-law, John; and three grandchildren, Art, Kris, and Pete survive her. She had one great-grandchild, Bethany.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Georgetown Public Library at 10 W. Pine St, Georgetown, DE 19947.
John M. Schaffer,
former music director
John Meyers Schaffer, 77, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md.
He was born and raised in Weatherly, Pa., and graduated from Weatherly High School in 1948. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Pennsylvania State College in State College, Pa., in 1952 and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., in 1968.
He taught at a number of Maryland schools until 1979, briefly worked for the Maryland Department of Education and retired from the teaching profession in 1981.
He was an accomplished organist who served as church organist for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Parkville, Md., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Randallstown, Md., Christ Episcopal Church in Milford and All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach. He served for several years as All Saints’ music director after moving to Rehoboth Beach in the late 1990s.
Mr. Schaffer was the former husband of Louisa M. Schaffer, the dear father of Ruth Ann Carroll, John H. Schaffer, Jean S. Goldbeck and the late Richard H. Schaffer; dear father-in-law of Mark Carroll, Robin Schaffer, Paula Schaffer and John Goldbeck Jr.; dear grandfather of Kathryn and Ryan Sorestad, Matthew Carroll, Jonathan and Jenna Schaffer, Jennifer and Jerry Pierson, Michelle Schaffer and the late Christine Schaffer; the devoted great-grandfather of Taylor Marie, Christian and Tucker Pierson; devoted brother of Quinton A. Schaffer Jr. and his wife Shirley; devoted uncle of Barbara Schaffer and Q.A. “Skip” Schaffer III; and survived by many devoted friends in Baltimore and Rehoboth Beach.
A memorial service was held in Milford.
Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
Delphia Sarah Sanders,
retired school nurse
Delphia Sarah “Dutch” Holloway Sanders, 86, of Wilmington and formerly of Lewes, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Born Feb. 16, 1921, in Stockley, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Levin Orla Holloway and Frances Bunting Holloway. She was a 1937 graduate of Wilmington High School and in 1943 graduated from the former Delaware Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. Mrs. Sanders received a degree in public health from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957, and she went on to work as a school nurse for 23 years in the former Marshallton School District at Anna P. Mote Elementary School and Thomas McKean High School.
Following her retirement, she moved to Lewes, where she volunteered at The Children’s Beach House. Active in the Lewes community, Mrs. Sanders was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and its Elizabeth Circle, the Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge 2540, Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Lewes Senior Center, Order of the Eastern Star Unity chapter 16 and Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary. She was also a member of Republican Women of Sussex, the Rehoboth Red Hatters and the Delaware Hospital Alumni Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Sanders, in 1983; and by her brother, Franklin Holloway. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Cohee and husband William of Middletown, Sharyn L. Rineer and husband Charlie of Wilmington, and Dee Calvert of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Fleetwood and husband Charlie of Milton; a brother, Claude R. Holloway and wife Becky of Newark; four grandchildren, James, Amy and husband Larry, Sarabeth and Whitney; and four great-grandchildren, Casey, Larry, Zachary and Hailey.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Bedford Room of The Masonic Home of Delaware, 4800 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington. A second memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Lewes Yacht Club, 2701 Cedar St., Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114 (pkdcure.org); or to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St. Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801 (diabetes.org).
Cora Bell Timmons,
Cora Bell Timmons, 91, of Millsboro, formerly of Dagsboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.
Mrs. Timmons was born Dec. 15, 1915, in Bethany Beach, to the late Minos and Edith Mae Daisey Littleton.
She worked for Townsends Inc. for many years, worked on the family farm growing and selling vegetables, and sold produce and holiday decorations at King Street Market in Wilmington for many years.
Mrs. Timmons was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After retirement she loved participating at the Roxana CHEER Center, and she loved NASCAR and Jeff Gordon.
She loved to visit Cape Hatteras, N.C., with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Roland Benjamin Timmons; and a son, Roland B. Timmons Jr. Mrs. Timmons was the last survivor of 16 siblings.
She is survived by a daughter with whom she lived for the past eight years, Joyce Lofland and her husband Joseph of Millsboro; a son, David Timmons and his wife Joy of Holiday, Fla.; grandchildren Vickie and Robert Coughlin of Clearwater, Fla., Dania and Randy Ramirez of Georgetown, Pamela Matoska of Clarkston, Mich., Ginny and Mark Stevens of Florida, and Dean and Lori Warrington of Millsboro; step-grandchildren, Keith Jessen of Laurel, Karen Lofland of Hampton, Va., and Karl and Wendy Stahre of Harrington; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call at noon. The Rev. Rob Townsend and Mr. Dean Warrington will officiate. Interment will be in Dagsboro Redman’s Memorial cemetery, Dagsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the Coastal Hospice at the Lake, 351 Deers Head Hospital Road, Salisbury, MD 21801 and/or Grace U.M. Church, PO Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Col. Charles Phipps
Civil Air Patrol inaugural member
Col. Henry “Ed” Phipps of Cockeysville, Md., 93, a lifelong spokesman for Civil Air Patrol anti-subchaser patrols, died Sunday, Nov. 11.
Phipps joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) on the first day the organization was formed: Dec. 1, 1941. A member of the Maryland Wing, he flew sub-chaser missions out of Coastal Patrol Base 2 in Rehoboth Beach.
“This is a tremendous loss,” said CAP senior member Roger Thiel of the Maryland Wing, an independent CAP historian. “Ed Phipps was our most important anti-sub veteran. He was a spokesman for CAP anti-sub patrol who made dozens of personal appearances.”
Phipps was the featured anti-sub veteran in the History Channel’s segment on CAP anti-subchasers that aired in November 2001.
Thiel said Phipps organized reunions for Coastal Patrol Base 2 for more than 20 years, in addition to his work as a spokesman.
“He remained an advocate of telling the story of CAP anti-subchasers and was planning a trip to Baltimore to speak to the Osprey Squadron just two days before his death,” Thiel said.
National CAP Historian Lt. Col. Bill Schell said he has known Phipps since the 1940s. Both were members of the Baltimore squadron. “It kind of hits me hard because he gave me my cadet orientation ride in 1944,” he said. “At the time, I didn’t know he would become so famous.”
In response to news of Phipps’ death, CAP Interim National Cmdr. Brig. Gen. Amy S. Courter said: “Civil Air Patrol lost a bit of history today with the death of Ed Phipps. His enthusiasm for CAP’s missions never wavered during nearly 66 years of service. His loyalty and the legacy he leaves behind establish a record of volunteer service second to none.”
At the time of his death, Phipps was one of the few living members of Coastal Patrol Base 2, which was based in Rehoboth Beach during World War II. “That leaves only three living members – Eddie Edwards, Tom Cook and Maury Betchen,” said Schell.
A memorial service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, in the chapel at Maryland Masonic Homes, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, Md.
Maurice ‘Bud” Barros,
retired store owner
Maurice “Bud” Barros, 74, of Rehoboth Beach, father, inventor and veteran, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at home.
Bud was the husband of the late Phyllis Rose Barros and son of the late Emanuel and Ethel Barros of Dover. The Barros family owned Emanuel’s Department Store in Dover for many decades, where Bud worked as a manager and buyer.
In 1957, Bud was drafted into the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard the destroyer USS Brownson. After leaving the Navy, Bud and Phyllis moved to Syracuse, N.Y., but returned to Delaware to raise a family.
Family members remember Bud as a caring, innovative and independent thinker with an unforgettable smile. In 1976, he received a patent for a system to convert hydrogen into fuel cells. He also ran as the Independent Party of Delaware’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 2002, the state’s at-large seat in Congress in 2004 and a seat in the Delaware House of Representatives in 2006.
Bud was a member of the Congregation Beth Shalom and a member of the Seaside Jewish Community of Rehoboth Beach.
He is survived by three daughters, Randi Barros of Brooklyn, N.Y., Patricia Barros of Milton, Mass., and Stacey Barros of Berkeley, Calif.; two granddaughters, Sonia Bot of Milton and Isabella Grznar of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Richard Barros of Lewes; and a sister, Joyce Roth of Larchmont, N.Y.
Services were held in Torbert Funeral Home, Dover, with burial in Syracuse.
Contributions are suggested to the Ocean Conservancy, oceanconservancy.org, or the American Cancer Society, 97 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle DE 19720.
Beverly I. Pepper,
antiques shop owner
Beverly I. Crawford Pepper, 61, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at her late residence.
Mrs. Pepper had worked in various fields during her lifetime including telecommunications, banking and as the owner and proprietor of Bev’s Lost & Found Antique Shop, Georgetown. She enjoyed studying the heritage of Sussex County and all it had to offer. She enjoyed studying historical homes and architecture, attending auctions and loved being at home or having dinner with her friends.
She is survived by her husband, Charles B. Pepper; her daughter, Amy M. Greene of Gaithersburg, Md.; her son, Stephen A. Prosise of Georgetown; a sister, Virginia Johnston and her husband William of Ocean View; and four grandchildren, Abigail Prosise, Aliza Florian, Gino Florian Jr. and Mya Greene.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 North Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 p.m. Interment will be at Union cemetery, Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Wyonia Montgomery, 75, slipped away quietly to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.
She was born on April 1, 1932, in Warrington, Ga., to the late Samuel and Annie Pearl Stokes. Wyonia received her education in the public schools in Georgia.
Later she moved to Patterson, N.J., and worked as a truant officer at one of the middle schools. While living in New Jersey, Wyonia was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She loved to sing and play the organ, sew and was an exceptional seamstress. She relocated to Millsboro to be with her family. Wyonia was a member of St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church, Millsboro.
She is survived by a son, Ernest Mosley; two sisters, Delois and her husband Alfred Dorsey of Millsboro and Helen Ferrell of the Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Henry and his wife Ernestine Stokes of Lewes and Harold and his wife Diane Stokes of Harbeson; seven grandchildren, Quenton, Kenton, Anthony, Tsenre, Antoine and Shannon; an aunt, Daisie Terrell, and an uncle, Elder Terrell, both of Atlanta, Ga.
Services were held at St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church, Millsboro..
Burial was in St. John’s cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Lewes.