Orilee R. Lohman,
Orilee R. Lohman, 74, of Rehoboth Beach, died suddenly at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.
Mrs. Lohman was born December 15, 1932, in Edgewood, Pa., daughter of the late Charles T. and Laura Sloan Roller.
Mrs. Lohman was a 1950 graduate of Edgewood High School, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. She later graduated with her degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and she earned her master’s in music education from Penn State.
For 10 years she was a music teacher in Everette, Pa. and served as choral director for 20 years at Shiloh United Church of Christ in York, Pa. Also, during this time she had served as a substitute teacher for various York suburban school districts.
She loved going to the beach and she enjoyed traveling extensively with her husband. She also liked playing cards and was an avid reader. Her grandchildren were a joy to her and she devoted herself to them.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph L. Lohman; two daughters, Amy Stranix and her husband Frank of Glassboro, N.J. and Stephanie Olsen and her husband John of Abington, Pa.; a brother, Richard Roller of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Stranix, Erica Stranix and Gabrielle Olsen.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, West Fourth Street, Lewes, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Bethel Methodist cemetery, Lewes. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. James T. Olsen. Friends may also call at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, on from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958 or to Lewes Senior Center, 310 Nassau Park Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or to Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
William Jasper Hopkins,
William Jasper “High Pockets” Hopkins, 79, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Sr. and Anna Mae Burton Hopkins; a brother, Preston Hopkins; and two sisters, Viola Drummond and Minnie Bibbens.
Survivors include his children, Wanda Hopkins of Millsboro, Shari Harris and husband Marvin of Millsboro, Jeff Hopkins and wife Keetie of Millsboro, and Marcary Hopkins of Dover; brothers, Noah Hopkins Jr., Melvin “Bud” Hopkins, and Kendall “Buck” Hopkins; sisters, Lillian “Lib” Kenney, Elva Wise, and Viola Drummond; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends.
High Pockets was past president of the Eastern Shore Riders motorcycle club. He loved mechanical work and was a great shade tree mechanic and loved to play jokes on people and have fun. He was a member of VFW Post 10638 Millsboro. His pastimes were visiting Uncle Willies and Dunkin Donuts and eating chicken and dumplings. He retired after 42 years as a truck driver for Reed Trucking.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be 2 p.m., Monday at Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Millsboro.
The Rev. Kim Tephabok will officiate.
June L. Shinsky,
St. Mark’s member
June L. Shinsky, 76, of Millsboro, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Bayhealth - Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.
She was predeceased by her parents, George and Violet Houser Wickerd.
June was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Millsboro.
She is survived by her husband, Harry A. Shinsky; daughters, Susan Martin and husband William of Clearwater Fla., and Rebecca Shinsky and Rachel Grove and husband John, all of Lancaster, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Autumne, Sean, Elizabeth, Griffin, Max and Mia.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Oct. 27, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, State Street, Millsboro.
Father David Archibald will officiate. Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.
former state worker
Edeltrude “Trudie” Toews Frazier, 79, of Lewes, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was born in Reading, Pa., and raised by her father and stepmother, the late Martin and Rosa Toews.
Mrs. Frazier was formerly employed by the Delaware Division of Corporations, retiring in 1992 after 15 years of service.
Mrs. Frazier is survived by one daughter, Barbara Kirsche Catts and her husband Dan of Lewes; two sons, Robert M. Kirsche and wife Anne of Lewes, and Joseph Kirsche and wife Sandra of Collegeville, Pa.; four sisters, Anna Montgomery and Rose Fagan, of Bluebell, Pa.; Frieda Gorman of near Phoenix, Ariz., and Eleanor Conlon of New Martinsville, W.V.; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Catts, Joseph Kirsche and Jennifer Kirsche; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Catts.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Route 1 at Five Points, Lewes, where friends may call at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Holy Cross cemetery, Dover. Friends may also call 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163, or to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
Blanche B. Ellis,
Blanche B. Ellis, 84, of Millsboro, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
She was born March 10, 1923, to the late George Williams Sr. and Vennie Best, of Snow Hill, N.C. She attended school in Green County, N.C. She was joined in holy matrimony on Nov. 11, 1947, to the late Albert Ellis, who preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1997. She and Albert had been married for 49 years. She was a loyal housewife, sister and aunt.
In addition to her parents, two sisters preceded her in death, Loies Williams and Helen Bullock.
She is survived by one brother, George Williams of Rehoboth Beach; two sisters, Esdeal Garner and Thelma Williams, both of Lagrain, N.C.; three grandchildren; three nephews who she thought of as sons, Renaldo Williams, Swindeal Williams and Curtis Williams; three nieces, Teressa, Carrie and Hanna; four very good friends, Easter Mitchell, John and Catherine Ellis, and Leione Taylor; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Her biggest hobby was shopping, her kids and vacationing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m.
Elder Joseph Mumford will officiate.
Interment will be at Calvary Pentecostal Church cemetery, Bishopville, Md.
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home.
Walter B. Douglas,
Walter B. Douglas, 82, of Lewes, formerly of Hartsdale, N.Y., passed away Monday, October 8, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. He was born August 8, 1925, in Manhattan, N.Y., son of the late Bernard and Estele Bergemini Douglas.
Mr. Douglas was general manager of several automobile dealerships in New York for over 50 years.
He was an avid sailor and fisherman. He loved all animals. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a beloved husband and father.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Janet E. Douglas; a son, Kenneth Douglas; and a brother, Raymond Douglas. He is survived by his wife, Janet B. Scarpati Douglas; his daughter, Sara-Jean Douglas of Lewes; two sons, Ned Rogan of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Jeffrey Douglas of Greensboro, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hartsdale, N.Y. followed by interment at Ferncliff cemetery in Hartsdale. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave., White Plains, N.Y.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
John P. Wilson,
Con Edison retiree
John P. Wilson, 60, of Milton, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007.
He was born on Nov. 11, 1946, in Yonkers to Archibald and Helena Neville Wilson. John was raised and educated locally in Yonkers. He had been a Milton resident for four years; prior to that he was a Yonkers resident. John worked as a high voltage lineman for Con Edison for 37 years, retiring in 2002. He married his loving wife Mary Anne Bocchicchio on Aug. 10, 2002, at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers. John loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling all over with his wife whom he loved dearly. He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and he loved dancing.
John was predeceased by a brother, Archibald. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne, of Milton; his beloved son, Scott Wilson of Mahopac, N.Y.; his caring step-daughters, Shanon Feeney and her husband Timothy of Elmsford, N.Y., and Doniele Haggerty of Yonkers; his cherished grandson, Declan Feeney; his beloved sister, Lynda Wilson of Yonkers; his nieces, Heather Wilson McGill and Nanci Wilson; and his three cousins, Diane Eugenio, Barbara Hidalgo and Joan Monk.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers with interment following at Mt. Hope cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Dan H. Sutton,
Army and Navy veteran
Dan H. Sutton, 52, of Havre de Grace, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 19, 2007, at home.
Dan was born and raised in Wilmington, the son of the late Arthur and Bernice Sutton, and had made Havre de Grace his home for the past 10 years. Dan served his country proudly, first as a member of the U.S. Navy and then as a member of the U.S. Army. Dan was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and Alcoholics Anonymous. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing and motorcycles.
Dan will be sadly missed by his siblings, Beverly S. Potter of Newark, Arthur H. Sutton III and his wife Maureen of Lewes, and Ruth S. Devenney and her husband Guy of Middletown; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating Dan’s life at 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 26, at Beeson Funeral Home of Wilmington, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, where they may visit with his family from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Committal services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 “A” St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Lester Alfred Trice Jr.,
Lester Alfred Trice Jr., 64, of Seaford, died Monday Oct. 22, 2007, in his residence.
He was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of the late Dorothy Baker and Lester A. Trice Sr.
Mr. Trice was a heavy equipment operator for Swain Excavation in Lincoln at the time of his death.
He was a machine operator at the DuPont Co. in Seaford for 34 years, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Trice was a member of Life Way Church of God, Bridgeville, and he attended Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1728, Seaford, and he was an Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Johnson Trice, in 1998.
He is survived by a son, David Scott Trice; a daughter, Lisa R. Trice; a granddaughter, Samantha C. Boulden, all of Seaford; two brothers, Joseph B. Trice and wife Debbie of Delmar, and Jerry L. Trice and daughter Heather of Denton, Md.; and his companion, Mary C. Blades of Lewes.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in Life Way Church of God, Bridgeville.
The Revs. Mark Landon and Roland E. Tice will officiate.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Life Way Church of God, 7046 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.
Clara Mae Smith,
Clara Mae Gray Smith, 82, of Milford, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Bayhealth Center in Milford. Mrs. Smith was born in Elmore, Ala., daughter of the late Joseph and Essie Mae Whatley Gray. She had worked as a secretary in the insurance industry for many years. She had lived in Sussex County for about 18 years, moving here form Germantown, Md. Mrs. Smith was an avid reader.
She is survived by three daughters, Lynne Wheeles of Lincoln, Anne Gustafson and husband Steve of Burtonsville, Md., and Ursula Beach of Lewes; three sons, Kevin S. Smith and wife Colleen of Georgetown, Larry W. Smith and wife Gerry of Newcastle, Pa. and Charles W. Smith and wife Joan of Germantown, Md.; a brother, Gene Gray of Elmore, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Gray; a son, Ronnie E. Smith; and two brothers, Ernest and Leon Gray.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 26, at Gate of Heaven cemetery in Silver Spring, Md.