John J. Blizzard,
Chandler Orchards worker
John J. Blizzard, 82, lifelong resident of Milton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Lewes Convalescent Center. John was born in Milton, son of the late Walter G. and Lillie E. Megee Blizzard.
He was a laborer for Chandler Orchards and helped grow apples and peaches.
He was well known in the community for delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to area residents.
John also worked at Rogers Signs in Milton for 10 years.
He enjoyed fishing.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Blizzard and Russell Blizzard; and two sisters, Jennie Rodenheiser and Elsie Millman.
John is survived by a niece, Francian Esperon of Milton, who cared for him; one great-niece, Doris H. Watkins of Milton; and two great-great-nieces, Debra Watkins of Milton and Karen Watkins of Seaford.
A funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour prior.
A gathering will be held at the Grace Church, Milton immediately following services.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery, Milton.
Flowers are accepted, or contributions can be made to Goshen U.M. Church, 103 Mulberry St., Milton, DE 19968; or to Grace Church, 514 Union St., Milton, DE 19968.
William James Russell,
Delaware State Police retiree
William James “Jimmy” Russell died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.
Born on March 26, 1942, he was a lifelong resident of Bridgeville. He graduated from Bridgeville High School, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965, and retired from the Delaware State Police in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for 10 years as an investigator for Brooks Armored Car Service Inc. and, at the time of his death, was employed as a funeral director’s assistant by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium.
He was a lifetime member of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, and was recently chosen by his peers as Fireman of the Year. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, and was a member and Past Master of Hiram Lodge #21. He was also a member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police. He was an avid golfer, and, at the time of his death, was looking forward to his annual trip to Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed his big, black Harley-Davidson and the time he spent riding with his friends.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife Ellen; son Christopher and his wife Sarah of Bridgeville; son Douglas and his fiancée Stephanie Smith of Smyrna; two brothers, Robert and Ronald Russell, both of Bridgeville; a sister Carol Carlisle and her husband Keith of Greenwood; and his father-in-law, John Kunkle, formerly of Milford, now living in Roxboro, N. C. He also leaves step-grandchildren Jordan and Erin Chisenhall, and the three grandchildren who were truly the joys of his life, Christopher Blake, Samuel Roland and baby Allison Grace.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Union United Methodist Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, with the Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville. Interment with full state police honors will be at Bridgeville cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 727, Bridgeville, DE 19933 or Bridgeville Public Library Building Fund, 210 Market St., Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Raymond S. Hudson,
small business owner
Raymond S. Hudson, 80, our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, left this life to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.
Mr. Hudson was born on April 28, 1927, and spent most of his life in Smyrna-Clayton.
Ray, who has been referred to as “the best pitcher on the East Coast” graduated as president of John Bassett Moore’s class of 1944.
He served with the U.S. Merchant Marines in World War II and afterward came home to marry E. Lorraine Pleasanton on Aug. 20, 1948.
Ray, a self-made man, established his own electrical supply business and was able to retire at the age of 53, allowing him to indulge in his favorite pastimes of golf, hunting, fishing, vacationing and enjoying his family who loved laughing and spending special moments with him.
Most precious to him are his daughters, Robin Rae (Stewart) Colevas and April Lorraine Hudson; his three grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie (Colevas) and Adam Moyer, Paul Colevas and his wife Kara, and Alexandra Colevas; his two great-grandchildren, Kayla Elizabeth (age 14 months) and Preston Marshall (age 1 month); his sister and brother, Nancy (Nan) Faries and Rick Hudson and their families; his special “adopted” daughter and caregiver Ginny Cummings, his best friend John Doughten and Dylan, his favorite bassett hound.
His kindness and gentle spirit will always remain in our hearts. He, as a loving man, taught us well.
Services will be held at noon, Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main St., Smyrna. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be at Odd Fellows cemetery in Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Hope Clinic c/o Dr. Jose Pamintuan 865 Buttner Place, Suite 101, Dover, DE19904.
Rosalie E. Hill,
Rosalie E. (Brohawn) Hill, 91, of Lewes, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at her granddaughter’s home in Millsboro.
Mrs. Hill was born in Cambridge, Md., daughter of the late Leroy Sr. and Minnie Belle (Willey) Brohawn.
She had formerly lived in New Castle and moved to Sussex County 30 years ago. She was a homemaker all of her life and was a wonderful mother. Mrs. Hill’s life was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Midway Assembly of God Church, Lewes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Layton Hill, in April 2004, to whom she had been married 72 years; a daughter, Patricia Ann (Hill) Lynam in November 2005; two sisters, Dorothy Naylor and Mildred Harrison; and two brothers, Wallace Brohawn Sr. and Leroy Brohawn Jr.
Mrs. Hill is survived by a daughter, Betsy (Hill) Bailey of Lewes; a son-in-law, Edward W. Lynam Jr. of Clarksville; a brother, Harold Brohawn of Rehoboth Beach; a granddaughter, Ashley Crispin of Lewes; three great-grandchildren, Corrine Crispin and Gabe and Cameron Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, with Pastor Gary Ross officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947.
Edward E. Callaway,
Edward E. Callaway, of Harbeson, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. He was the son of the late John D. and Blanche L. Callaway.
Edward was retired from the state of Delaware. He had been a lay minister and worked with the Salvation Army for many years and loved playing musical instruments. He also ministered to churches and nursing homes.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, who passed away in 2006, Viola G. Callaway.
He is survived by his niece Mildred V. Drew of Millsboro; a good friend, Mike Becker of Millsboro; his brothers, Howard Callaway of New Castle and Herbert Callaway of Florida; his sisters, Florence Terry of New Castle and Mildred Tamone of New Castle; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Gracelawn Memorial Chapel, New Castle, with interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 4315 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; or Compassionate Care Hospice, 31038 Country Garden Blvd., Suite D2, Dagsboro, DE 19939
Sarah Allene Miller,
active church member
Sarah Allene (Duffy) Miller, 87, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at home, surrounded by her loving family members after a lengthy illness.
Sarah was born June 9, 1920, in Rehoboth Beach, to the late John E. and Rebecca (Cannon) Duffy.
She spent her entire life in Rehoboth Beach.
Sarah worked for many years for the John Lynch family of Rehoboth Beach.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, formerly Mt. Pleasant, serving as a United Methodist Woman, church treasurer, communion steward and Sunday school teacher.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Henry R. Miller, in 1983.
She was survived by her two sons, Richard C. and his wife Janie Miller and Alphonso K. and his wife Linda Miller, all of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Gloria D. Miller of Rehoboth Beach, and Regina M. and her husband William Batson of Lewes; a sister, Flonnie R. Duffy of Rehoboth Beach; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Edna M. (Walter) Harmon of Rehoboth Beach, Edna Mae Miller of Lewes, and Irene Duffy of Rehoboth Beach; a cousin, John Cannon of Rehoboth Beach; her longtime friends, Bertha Turner, Ruth Tunnell, Gertrude Vann, Barbara Sumlin, Henrietta Pierson and the Norwood sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, adopted children and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Q. Hall and the staff at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, the Christiana Visiting Nurses and Meals on Wheels of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes.
Services were held in Faith United Methodist Church, Church Street, Rehoboth Beach, with burial in People’s Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services.
Daniel F. Wright Sr.,
Daniel “Booney” F. Wright Sr., 71, was called home to the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, surrounded by a loving family at his home.
He was born Jan. 14, 1936, at home in Lewes.
He was a retired masonry contractor.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Iris and Nelson Wright; a sister, Anna Wright; and two brothers, Howard Wright and William Wright.
He will be dearly missed by his close companion of 29 years, Conchita Clark; two daughters; four sons; three sisters; four brothers; four daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many friends and relatives.
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casually. Interment will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements handled by Short Funeral Services, Milton.
retired parks employee
Michael “Miguel” A. D’Arcangelo Sr., 78, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, in Christiana Care Hospital.
Mr. D’Arcangelo was born January 9, 1929 in Wilmington, to the late Domenico D’Arcangelo and Guiseppina DiVencenzo D’Arcangelo.
Mr. D’Arcangelo served in the United States Army Air Corps in occupied Germany following World War II. He worked for New Castle County Parks and Recreation in the maintenance department and at the Wilmington Fish Market. He was a life member of VFW Post 2863. Special thanks to the Bayada Nurses, Christiana Care nurses and all at Ingleside.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael A. D’Arcangelo Jr.; his brother, Domenic D’Arcangelo; and his sister, Angeline Giannattasio.
He is survived by his two daughters, Francine Wronowicz and her husband Ronald of Wilmington, and Joanne Reed and her husband Bill of Rehoboth Beach; his brother, Joseph Giannattasio and his wife Eileen of Elsmere; five grandchildren, Anthony, Alicia, Tiffany, Christopher and Brandon; and four great-grandchildren, Ciara, Anthony, Aidan and Jayden.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Interment and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
Howard Solomon Joy Jr.,
Howard Solomon Joy Jr., also known as “Mr. Hootie,” 82, of Seaford, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Lansdowne, Md., son of the late Howard Solomon Joy Sr. and Ira Jones Solomon.
Mr. Hootie had a long career as a master plasterer in the construction industry with Schatz & Schatz Co. in Houston. He was a member of the VFW in Lansdowne and the American Legion Post 17 in Lewes. He enjoyed fishing, gambling at the casinos and telling jokes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Joy. He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Frances Bertrand of Lewes, and several nieces.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post 17, American Legion Road, Lewes, DE 19958.