Daniel J. Fickel,
retired police officer
Daniel J. Fickel, 68, of Laurel, Md., died from terminal cancer Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 at his residence in Rehoboth Beach.
This devoted and loving husband and father is survived by his wife of 40 years, Maureen Elizabeth; sons, John and Greg; brothers-in-law, Dave and Peter; and dogs Aspen and Beethoven.
The retired United States Capital Police Officer, neighbor and little league baseball coach was remembered Dec. 11, in his home at a wake honoring his fun-filled and loving life with family and friends. Dan wished his remains be scattered at sea in a small family service later this spring.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Robert B. Cellurale,
American Brewery executive
Robert B. Cellurale, 85, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, while vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Cellurale was a former executive with the American Brewing Company in Baltimore, retiring in 1984. He also worked with the Fort Pitt Brewery in Pittsburgh, Pa., Calvert Distillers of New York City, Churchill McKenssin Corp. in Baltimore and the Midstate Federal Savings and Loan Association, where he was vice president and a board member.
He was an Army Air Force veteran, serving five years and in World War II. His memberships included the Baltimore Rotary Club, the Sales Marketing Executive Club, Sports Boosters Club of Maryland, the Duquesne University Alumni Association and the Kappa Sigma Phi fraternity.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary W. Wilson Cellurale; two daughters, Betsy Bullock and her husband William of Sea Grove Beach, Fla. and Carolee Cellurale Kazmerowski of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Robert W. Cellurale of Lewes; his sister, Anne Stebbins of Ft. Lauderdale; and a brother, Ralph Cellurale of Latrobe, Pa; and seven grandchildren, Theodore Bullock of Chandler, Ariz., Courtney Bullock Vanderwalker of Mesa, Ariz., Whitney Wilson Forstner of Richmond, Va., Robert Kazmerowski and David Kazmerowski of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert B. Cellurale and Corey Cellurale, both of Lewes.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Bear.
Contributions are suggested to St. David’s Church, 4704 Roland Avenue, Baltimore MD 21210.
Gerald “Jerry” Maroney,
retired master sergeant,
Gerald R. “Jerry” Maroney, 75, of Lewes, and formerly of Great Mills, Md., died peacefully Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at home.
Mr. Maroney was born in Pittston, PA and retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant in 1968. He enjoyed traveling and photography, but above all, aircraft.
He is survived by his wife Janet; son Robert J. Maroney and his wife Jane; two daughters, Suzie Rosenbery and her husband Curt, and Helen M. Donovan and husband John; a sister, Jean S. King; and eight grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Route 1 at Five Points, Lewes, at 11 a.m., Friday Dec. 17. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery
South, near Millsboro, at 1 p.m., with full military honors.
Contributions are suggested to Putuxent River Naval Air Station Building Fund, P.O. Box 323, Putuxent River, MD 20670.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins - Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Margaret M. Stuchlik,
beloved wife, mother
Margaret M. Palmer Stuchlik, 93, a longtime resident of Milton, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Lifecare at Lofland Park, Seaford.
Margaret was born Nov. 5, 1911, near Nassau, the daughter of Robert E. Palmer and Mary Clendaniel Palmer of Lewes. Her father died when she was four years old and she was raised by George and Maggie Howard of Five Points.
Mrs. Stuchlik was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She as a member of Grace Church and was known as an excellent cook. Her cinnamon buns and tea rings were favorites of many of her friends and acquaintances.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Stuchlik Jr.; by her sisters, Stella DeClair of Michigan, Gertrude Pavlik Jester of Milford, Marietta Ward of Wilmington; half sister Helen Quigley of Lewes; and half brother Fred McGee of Seaford.
She is survived by sons Charles Stuchlik III and his wife,k Llywella of Tuscon, Az., Ludwig Stuchlik and his wife, Jane, of Rehoboth Beach and Jupiter, Fla.; a daughter, Joana S. Donovan and husband, Vincent, of Delmar, Md.; eight grandchildren, Charles F. Stuchlik UIV and his wife, Kristie, of Georgetown, Terry Stuchlik and his wife, Kelly of Hockessin, Christopher Stuchlik of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian Donovan and his wife, Virginia, of Delmar, Lisa Donovan and her husband, Antoon Speters of Watkinsville, Ga. David Stuchlik and his wife, Rebecca of Fruitland, Md., Timothy Stuchlik and his wife, Laurie, of Milton, and J. Todd Stuchlik and his wife, Jacqueline, of Wilmington; 12 great-grandchildren; a half sister, Margaret Zill of Newport; two half brothers, Everett McGee and wife Jean, of Bridgeville, and Norman McGee and his wife, Dorothy, of Laurel; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Stuchlik of Milton and Josephine Lombardi of Wilmington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at Short Funeral Services, Federal Street, Milton, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery, Milton.
Contributions are suggested to Grace Church, 514 Union St., Milton DE 19968, or a charity of choice.
Carolyn K. Barber,
served the Lord
Carolyn K. Barber of Long Neck was called home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at home in the presence of her husband of 49 years, Kenneth.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 23, 1935, to Ray and Irene Kline, Carolyn was a graduate of Meyers High School and attended Wilkes College. Carolyn and Ken were to observe their 50th wedding anniversary in Aug. 2005. For the first 15 years of their married life the Barbers served in the business world and from 1970 on, Carolyn served alongside her husband in the pastoral ministry of five churches in New Jersey, Long Island, N.Y., Oley, Pa. and Long Neck.
Carolyn was afflicted with scleroderma for almost 50 years, hospitalized more than 30 times and had numerous surgeries.
After the death of her first son, Kenneth Frantz Barber Jr. in Sept. 1956, Carolyn came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as her Savior and her love for and dependence upon Jesus Christ always helped her to bear the pains, sorrows and bereavements. The Lord blessed Carolyn and Ken with a son, Bradley Kenneth, through adoption in 1956; a son, Kenneth David, and in 1964 the Lord blessed them with a daughter, Cathy Lynn, through adoption. Carolyn has always had a strong, faithful and enduring love for her family and always had the strong support and encouragement of each member of her family.
Carolyn taught several women’s Bible studies and further testified of her Savior through extensive ministry in oil and watercolor painting that began with the hand painting of thank you and greeting cards. Her personal ministry grew to encompass hand-painted cards, oil paintings and watercolors that grace the walls of the homes of many friends and neighbors.
She has lived with her husband and family in eighth different states and in Brussels, Belgium. Since 1998, she had permanently resided in Pot Nets Creekside, Long Neck, with her husband, who was the founding pastor of New Life Bible Fellowship Church of Delmarva in the Long Neck area.
Besides her husband of 49 years, she is survived by her son, Bradley Barber and her daughter, Cathy Weitzel, both of Wyomissing, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Grace Barber and son-in-law, Steven Weitzel; and four grandchildren, Amanda and Rachel Barber and Paul and Alexandra Weitzel; and a brother, Roger, of Wilkes-Barre.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at Melson Funeral Home, Long Neck Road. Contributions are suggested to Building Fund of New Life Bible Fellowship Church of Delmarva, 24771 Cannon Rd., Long Neck DE 9966.
Kathryn “Kaye” Clothier,
known for needlepoint
Kathryn “Kaye” E. Clendaniel Clothier, 81, of Lincoln, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.
Mrs. Clothier was born May 3, 1923 in Laurel, daughter of the late Ira and Flossie Callaway Elliott.
She was a full time homemaker and had been employed by the state of Delaware as deputy register of wills for eight years, retiring in 1972.
She was an avid bowler and did excellent needlepoint.
She was a member of Lincoln United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard M. Clendaniel Sr. in 1982 and by her second husband, Edgar N. Clothier in 1992.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Fitzgerald of Lauderhill, Fla. and Joan and Wayne Davis of Milford; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Betsy Clendaniel of Lincoln; a stepdaughter and her husband, Suzy and Al Maurizo of Springfield, Pa.; a stepson and his wife, Richard and Marie Clothier of Rehoboth Beach; eight grandchildren, Brian Davis and his wife Nicole, Suzanne Elton and her husband Rick, Ami Rae and her husband Ryan, Michael Davis and his fiancéée, Christine Fehnel, Jeff Semans and his wife Cordelia, Tommy Clendaniel, Megan Fitzgerald and Kirby Fitzgerald; and five great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private.
Contributions are suggested to Lincoln United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 85, Lincoln, DE 19960.
Edward Joseph Connor,
Edward Joseph Connor, 72, of South Bethany Beach, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at home.
Dr. Connor was born in Troy, N.Y., the son of the late John Francis and Dorothy Curtis Connor. He was a retired physician, obstetrician and gynecologist for 36 years. After graduating from Albany Medical College and his residence work at Georgetown University, Dr. Connor practiced medicine for 33 years in the Washington, D.C. area and for three years in Lewes.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Piscataway, Md. and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen; seven children, Patrick, Dorothy, Theresa, Kathleen, Colleen, Kevin and Mac; a brother, Jack; a sister, Dorothy Ray; and 11 grandchildren.
Services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, with burial in Gate of Heaven Catholic cemetery, Dagsboro.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Bethany.
Anne Maria (Beecraft) Richman,
Anne Maria Beecraft Richman, 99, of Lewes and formerly of Upper Darby and Summeytown, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, of natural causes at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Richman was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 18, 1905, of William H. and Margaret Ford Beecroft. She had been a bookkeeper and worked in accounting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle W. Richman Sr.; a son, Merle W. Richman Jr.; and a grandson, Alexander Bradley III.
She is survived by a son, David F. Richman of Lewes; a daughter, Ann Maria Bradley of Harrisburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Broomall, Pa., with a funeral mass at St. Anastasia Church, Newtown Square, Pa., with burial in Holy Cross cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.
Contributions are suggested to the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Pennsylvania, 919 Walnut Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia PA 19107.
Carrie Marie “Ninety” Mitchell,
worked for Easter Seals
Carrie Marie “Ninety” Mitchell, 42, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, of heart failure at home.
Ms. Mitchell was born Feb. 7, 1962 in Lewes, daughter of James H. Mitchell Sr. of Greenville, N.C. and the late Carrie J. Atkinson Mitchell Best.
She received her education at Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown, and worked for Easter Seals in Millsboro.
In 2002, she was diagnosed with an inoperable heart murmur that ended her life with congenital heart failure.
Ms. Mitchell was raised in a Christian home and learned the values of a Christian life. As a child, she attended Trinity Sunset Church No. 2 in Frankford. Later, she attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Millsboro.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by five brothers.
She is survived by her father, James H. Mitchell Sr. of Greenville, N.C.; two brothers, Arthur L. Mitchell of Salisbury, Md. and Luther T. Mitchell of Selbyville; seven sisters, Mary L. Davis of Milton, Carolyn J. Cannon of Georgetown, Margaret S. Hopkins of Millsboro, Beverly Rickards of Dover; Hazel A. Jenkins of Bridgeville, Finisha T. Hopkins of Selbyville and Faith N. Mitchell of Greenville; her caregiver, Felicia Smith of Millsboro; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services were held at St. John’s Second Baptist Church, Millsboro, with burial in St. John’s cemetery, Millsboro.
Virginia Mary Young,
retired sales associate
Virginia Mary Young, 85, of Long Neck, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Beebe Medical Center.
Mrs. Young was born in Six Mile Run, Pa. She retired as a sales associate from Strawbridge and Clothier, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She attended Long Neck Methodist Church before her health declined. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey W. Young, in 1996.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Gloria Young of Indian Shores, Fla. and David and Maria Young of Ambler, Pa.; a daughter and her companion, Karen Young and Craig Koffel of Millsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Janice Rohm of Lebanon, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lois Lannutti of Lebanon and Helen and Robert Fleck of Monroeton, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Michelle Young of State College, Pa. and Monique Young of Ambler.
Services will be held at noon, Thursday, Dec. 16, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Millsboro.
The family welcomes flowers or donations to Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad, 31738 Indian Mission Road, Millsboro DE 19966.