Dean, Donald Jay "Deanie"
Age: 70 Address: Harrington Died at: Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Salisbury
Background: Mr. Dean worked as a Reciever for the Hi-Grade Dairy Market in Harrington for many years. He attended the Harrington Nazarene Church in Harrington. Mr. Dean loved to go fishing with his grandsons and also spending time talking with his friends over coffee at Hardees. Mr. Dean will be remembered as a loving and caring husband and father who always put his family’s needs before his own.
Preceded in death by his parents: Benjamin and Mable Dean and a brother: Franklin B. Dean and sisters: Margaret Link, Charlotte Melvin, and Emma Dean Survivors:
Wife: Ruth E. Dean of Harrington Son: Donald “Dee Dee” Benjamin Dean of Bowers Beach Daughters: Donna Fay Wyatt and husband Gary of Harrington Virginia “Ginny” Lee Cagle and husband Jerry of Harrington Bonnie Dale Hughes and husband Kenny of Harrington Sister: Mary Darling of Harrington Grandsons: Timothy Elliott, Bryan Elliott, Jim Parsons, Chris Parsons, Josh Hughes, Jason Hughes, Aaron Wyatt 10 great grandchildren Many Nieces and Nephews
Tuesday, November 28, 2000 Time: 12:00 PM Place: Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington Viewing: One hour prior to the service. Officiating: Reverend Lorraine Ottinger Internment: Hollywood Cemetery
DeKoning, Elisabeth M.
Elisabeth M. Dekoning, 87, Hazelville Road, Hartly, passed away Monday February 26, 2001 at KGH Bay Health Dover Dover.
She was born on March 05, 1913 in Lisse, Holland to Arend and Maria (Vanginhoven) Schravendeel.
She was a seamstress in Holland then moving to the United States where she counted. She was a member of What Coat United Methodist Church in Camden, DE She enjoyed Porcelain Dolls, traveling and she was very artistic. She is preced in death by her husband Pieter DeKoning.
She is survived by Son and his wife, Arend C. and Betty DeKoning of Hudsonville, MI. Son and his wife, Cornelis J. "Casey" and Helga DeKoning of Laurel, DE. Daughter and her husband, Janna W. and Richard Ennis of Smyrna, DE. Sister, Marie Luth of Glen Rock, NJ. 12 Grandchildren, and 22 Great Grandchildren .
Remembrance Services will be held Friday 03/02/2001 10:00 AM at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, DE 19901 with Rev. James Walls officiating. Burial will be at the Sharon Hill Memorial Park Dover, DE.
Friends may call Thursday night 03/01/2001 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover.
Letters of condolences may be sent to www.delmarvaobits.com or email@example.com
Delano, Mark "Bob"
Mark "Bob" Delano of East New Market died at Dorchester General Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2000. He was 69. He was born in Manhattan, NY on February 6, 1931 the son of the late William Dyer and Laura E. Shockley Delano. He has been a truck driver for the last 40 years and had last worked for Chesapeake Carriers through H & M of Hurlock and Federalsburg. He served in the United States Air Force for 13 ½ years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Dominick Delano whom he married on April 1, 1946 and seven children, Valerie Mahlbacher of Clayton, DE, Mickey Delano, Sr. and R. Mark Delano of Federalsburg, MD, M. Andy Delano, Sr. and Robin Brooks of East New Market, Terry Williamson of Williamsburg, MD and Randy H. Delano of Seaford, DE. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, Tommy Shockley of Harrington, DE, three sisters, Betty Johns of Columbia, SC, Virginia Shockley of South Carolina and Florence Reeser of Nebraska and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Carvil O. Shockley and a sister, Patsy Clark preceded him in death. Funeral services for him will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Serving as pallbearers will be: William "Horsehoe" Kennedy, Buddy Pollard, Walt Brooks, Rusty Williamson, Tim Cole and Mickey Delano, Jr..
Jennie M. Delewski
Age 90 of Ingleside Care Center, Hockessin, DE died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 in the Christiana Hospital She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Geissler of Wilmington; her brother, Frank Tezak of Reading, PA; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Services and burial will be private in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Union United Methodist Church, 345 Schoolbell Road, Bear, DE 19701. Arrangements by: DOHERTY FUNERAL HOMES www.dohertyfh.com
Dickerson, Merrill John
Merrill John Dickerson, age 38, of Rising Sun, MD, died Friday February 9, 2001 at his home. Mr. Dickerson was born on January 10, 1963 in Wauseon, OH, the son of the late John W. Dickerson, Jr. and Gretchen Dickerson. He was a mechanic at Advantage Dodge Auto Dealership in Elkton, MD. He loved the outdoors. He is survived by a wife, Deborah L. Dickerson of Rising Sun; 2 daughters, Ashley R. Dickerson and Brooke A. Dickerson, both at home; 2 brothers, Michael Dickerson of Rising Sun, and David Dickerson of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Jackie Walker of Louisville, MS, Susie Dauwalter of Delta, OH and Jenny Smith of Waldron, MI; mother and father in law, Peggy & Gaither Gilley of Rising Sun; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held 11am, Tues., Feb. 13, 2001 at R.T. FOARD FUNERAL HOME, 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD with the Rev. Les Griffith officiating. Friends may call Monday evening from 7 - 9 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brookview Cemetery, Rising Sun, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dickerson Children Memorial Fund c/o funeral home.
Diemicke, Anthony "Tony" M
ANTHONY M. “TONY” DIEMICKE, AGE 82, OF SEAFORD, DE DIED ON SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2000 AT NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. MR. DIEMICKE RETIRED IN 1984 FROM THE STATESVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. HE MOVED TO SEAFORD IN 1990 AFTER LIVING IN SMYRNA FOR 6 YEARS, PRIOR TO THAT HE LIVED IN STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE ELVIRA “ELSIE” DIEMICKE, 1 SON JAMES A. DIEMICKE, 1 DAUGHTER, KATHLEEN BEAUCHAMP BOTH OF SEAFORD, 1 BROTHER, FRANK DIEMICKE OF HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, 1 SISTER, MARY WICKS OF ST JAMES, NEW YORK. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 4 GRANDCHILDREN. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2000 AT 11:00 AM AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, STEIN HWY, SEAFORD. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME, 300 SHIPLEY ST, SEAFORD, ON TUESDAY, FROM 2 TO 4 AND 7 TO 9 PM. BURIAL WILL BE IN OUR LADY OF LOURDES CEMETERY.
MARY E. DIETZ
Age 81 of Wharton Street, Houston, DE, formerly of Edison, NJ, died Thursday, December 21, 2000 at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, DE.
Mrs. Dietz was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milford and the AARP.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Francis P. Dietz, 2 sons; Richard F. Dietz of Locustgrove, VA and Robert F. Dietz of Felton, DE, a daughter, Carole Schmidt of Monroe, CT, a brother, David Evans of Naperville, IL and 7 grandchildren.
Service and interment will be private.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home.
Dobraniecki, Sophie J.
Sophie Dobraniecki, age 78, of Wilmington, died at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2001.
Mrs. Dobraniecki’s hobbies included playing bingo, listening to Polish music, and taking trips to Atlantic City with her friends. Her husband, Stephen P. Dobraniecki, died in 1985. She is survived by her sons, Stephen of Hockessin and David of Wilmington; her daughter, Denise Daly of Newark; her three sisters, Bernadette Nai, Dolores Schoonmaker and Elizabeth Czerski and her brother, Francis Czerski, all of Wilmington; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and one great grandson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Roads, Wilmington. Friends are invited to attend visitation on Friday morning between 9:00 am and 10: 00 am at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions may be made to St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington, DE 19805 or the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Dolby, Jeanette Reed
Jeanette C. Reed Dolby of Hurlock, Maryland died on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at home. She was 89. She was born on September 18, 1911 in Bridgeville, Delaware, the daughter of the late Victor Reed and Martha Dahlis Reed.
She worked at the former Excelsior Pearl Works in Federalsburg and was also a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, James "Billy" Dolby of Hurlock, and a brother, Elwood Reed, Sr. of Bridgeville, Delaware, three grandchildren, Sherry Dolby and Gary Dolby both of Hurlock, and Vicki Donovan of Cokesbury, Maryland, five great-grandchildren, Stacie Pietras of Sharptown, Jill Stuart, Jamie Stuart and W. Boyd Stuart all of Hurlock, Maryland, and M. Ryan Donovan of Cokesbury, Maryland, two great-great-grandchildren, Victoria-Lyn Stuart and Brandt Swann both of Hurlock, Maryland.
A Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 24, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Unity-Washington Cemetery in Hurlock. Viewing will be private.
In leiu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the Hurlock Vol. Fire Company, Post Office Box 178, Hurlock, Maryland 21643.
Veronica A. Donovan
Age 80 of Wilmington, DE passed away at home on Sunday, February 25, 2001. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and Beacom College, Vera retired from the News Journal Co. in 1985. Mrs. Donovan was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Donovan and by her son, John J. Donovan, Jr. She is survived by 3 sons, William F. Donovan of Wilmington, DE; Dennis P. Donovan of Rose Valley, PA, and David M. Donovan of Philadelphia, PA; 4 daughters, Jayne D. Beard of Doylestown, PA, Eileen F. Brittingham of Jackson, TN, Sheila A. Cutrona of Wilmington, DE, and Mary Ronelle Donovan of Wilmington, DE: 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington at 10:30 am. Burial will be in the Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 1900 Delaware Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ursuline Academy Athletic Field, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. www.dohertyfh.com
Dooley, OSFS, Rev. J. Stuart
The Rev. J. Stuart Dooling, 87, born June 27, 1913, a Philadelphia native who fashioned a college out of a cornfield and a couple of bucks, died Wednesday March 7 of a heart attack at Villa St. Joseph, a retirement home for priests in Pittsgrove, N.J. From 1965 until 1978, Father Dooling served as the first president of Allentown College, which in January, 2001 changed its name to DeSales University. The idea for DeSales was conceived in the mind of the late Bishop Joseph McShea,who after serving as an auxiliary bishop in Philadelphia for nine years, became the first bishop of the Allentown Diocese in 1961. The reality of the school was forged by the work of Father Dooling. "I used to call him the creator, because he made something out of nothing," said the Rev. Daniel Gambet, OSFS, the school's first academic dean and Father Dooling's successor as president. "We started with 400 acres of cornfield and $2 million in funding." The college, in Center Valley, Pa., opened its doors with a student population of 156 - all men. Now, it has a budget of $35 million and a coed student population of 2,200, including graduate and part-time students. About 1,100 students are enrolled full time in undergraduate programs. "I give Father Dooling absolute credit for that growth," Father Gambet said. "That would not have happened without his leadership in the beginning."
Bishop Thomas J. Welsh, retired head of the Allentown Diocese, called Father Dooling a "fine priest, skillful administrator and wonderful man" whose work helped to shape the character of DeSales and to spur the growth of Catholicism in the diocese, which comprises Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties.
Father Dooling was a professor of physics; a full, tenured professor at Catholic University in Washington when he was assigned to start the new college in the Lehigh Valley. Bishop McShea had offered Father Dooling's congregation, not order, the Oblates of St.Francis de Sales, $2 million in support. "Two million was worth more then, but it was still peanuts when you're starting a college," Father Gambet said. "Father Dooling managed to get the community behind the idea and get the college up and running on limited finances."
In 1978, with the fledgling college by now on firm ground, Father Dooling moved on to become head of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the De Sales Oblates, serving in that capacity until 1984, when he was named board chairman of Allentown College. He retired in 1995.
Father Dooling, who was born in Philadelphia, spent part of his boyhood in Southwest Philadelphia and attended elementary school in Chester, was ordained into the priesthood in 1940. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Catholic University in 1936. He also held a master's degree and a doctorate in physics, both from Catholic University. He was assigned to teach physics and math at North Catholic High School in Philadelphia three times -in 1933-34, from 1936 to 1938, and from 1940 to 1943. He taught at Catholic University from 1943 until 1964, when he was called to create a college.
Father Dooling was active in the Knights of Columbus and was a trustee of Holy Family College in Philadelphia.
He is survived by a sister, Dermitt Dougherty of Alexandria, VA and a brother,Joseph, of Houston, TX.
A Funeral Mass will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Ninth and DuPont Streets in Wilmington. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Burial will take place at noon Wednesday, March 14 at the cemetery on the grounds of the De Sales Center in Childs, Md. Memorial donations may be made to the Oblate Retirement Fund, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del. 19806.