Mitchell, Clara E. Smith
Clara E. Smith Mitchell of Dover passed away Monday, November 15, 2010 in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 64.
Clara was born on February 25, 1946 in Dover, Delaware, daughter of the late Ellis and Viola (Scott) Flamer.
She worked as a housekeeper for the Comfort Inn for 20 years.
Clara enjoyed dancing and being with her family. She was a member of the African Union Methodist Church, Felton.
She is also preceded in death by two daughters Donna Summers and Brenda Summers.
She is survived by three children Denise Summers, Sonya Hannah and Linden Summers, Jr., four sisters Shirley Stevens and her husband William, Joyce Scott and her husband Leven, Cora Johnson and her husband John, and Patricia Taylor and her husband Leslie, a brother Maurice Scott and his wife Sharlene, foster brother Edward Dixon, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Service will be 12 noon Monday, November 22 at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may gather two hours earlier. Burial will follow in Williamsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Fairbanks, James T.
James T. Fairbanks of Dover passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Heartland Hospice House, Wilmington. He was 66.
James was born on April 17, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio. For most of his life he was a bill collector.
He was a member of MENSA, and an Eagle Scout.
His hobby included treasure hunting and was an avid fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his father James E. Fairbanks.
James is survived by his mother Mary J. Fairbanks of Columbus, Ohio, former wife Jeanne Fairbanks of Dover, daughter Staci K. Gomes and her husband Vince of Dover, three grandchildren Amber Dawn Lampkins, Autumn Lampkins and T. Daniel Lampkins all of Dover, two brothers Ronald Fairbanks and his wife Karen of Marathon, FL, Terry Fairbanks and his wife Georgie of Las Vegas, NV, sister-in-law Patty Olienecka and her husband John of Columbus, Ohio,
A graveside service will be 2:30 pm Thursday, November 11 at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720-1633.
Marie M. Paglia, 86
Rehobooth Beach - Marie M. Paglia, of Rehobooth Beach, was called home to the Lord Tuesday, November 9, 2010.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1923 in Manhatten, New York, the Daughter of Anthony and Josphine Rizzolo. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Paglia, and is survived by her children, Larry Brassell, Bobbie J. Niccoluccy, and Susan M. Gordon; as well as two grandchildren, Dawn and Denise. No services are currently scheduled.
Parker, Pauline Patricia
Pauline Patricia Parker, 83, died after a battle with cancer on November 9, 2010 in her daughter's home with her family by her side.
Mrs. Parker was born in 1926 in Lowestoft, England, and moved to the States in 1991 to make her home with her daughter Catherine Palmer. Her greatest joy was to live with and watch her three grandchildren, Whitney, Sarah, and Daniel grow up. She poured her love into many children as she helped with her daughter's daycare. Truly a devoted nanny to many, she was loved by all and will be sorely missed. She loved welcoming new babies into the church with handmade crocheted and knitted sweaters. Some favorite hobbies were reading, gardening, and listening to hymns. She was a Braves fan and loved a good game of Bingo. Pauline always thought of others and had a sacrificial, giving spirit. Her laughter and smile, and strong zest for life were contagious. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends from church, and special friends, Velda, Pete, and Grace Wieczorek were like another family to her.
Mrs. Parker is preceded in death by her husband, John, who died 44 years ago. She raised five children on her own and was an amazing mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her five children Paul and wife Tracy, Michael and wife Carola, Julie and husband Jeffery, Jayne and husband Robert, and Catherine and husband Daniel, and her 10 grandchildren Cherie and Nicholas Nelson, Jason and Marie Parker, Andrew and Karina Parker, Jonathan Ellis, and Whitney and her fiance Andrew, Daniel, and Sarah Palmer, her twin sister Mary, and brother-in-law Collin Crawley, and her sisters Lillian and Monica. She will be greatly missed by them all.
A service will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, November 13 at Dover First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 647 Wyoming Ave., Dover, where viewing will be held one hour earlier. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dover First Seventh-day Adventist Church Summer Day Camp Program, 647 Wyoming Ave., Dover, DE 19904.
Arrangements are by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
French, Grace M.
Grace M. French of Dover died peacefully in her home on November 8th, 2010. She was 84. Grace Marie French was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother of four. She was born on June 14th, 1926 in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and spent her earlier years in Springfield, Ill. She married Robert French in 1947, a marriage which would last 59 years until her husband's death in 2006. While her husband Bob was earning an Engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati, Grace was a candy stripe volunteer at a local hospital, an experience she would treasure for the rest of her life. While raising a family In Springfield, she was a realtor, president of the PTA and an active member Westminster Presbyterian Church. After moving to Dover, Delaware in 1971 she and Bob were active in Whatcoat United Methodist Church. Grace continued her volunteer work in Dover as a Scout Leader, Junior Board Member and a clerk in the Peninsula United Methodist Conference. Grace became a special friend to everyone she met and will be dearly missed by anyone who's life she touched.
Grace was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. She is survived by her four children Doug French and his wife Chieko of Spartanburg, SC, Randy French and his wife Jan of Cincinnati, OH, Julie French of Dover, and Kevin French and his wife Kelly of Marietta, GA, grandchildren Jenni Davis and her husband Ty of Williamsfield, IL, Brittany French of Spartanburg, SC, Katie Hansen and her husband Ryan of Columbus OH, and Trevor Loescher of Dover,great grandson Liam Davis, and a cousin Pauline Dorobalia of Chicago, IL. Grace was fortunate to have her special caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care who played an important role in her life for the past two years.
Services will be Friday, November 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm at Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 16 N. Main Street, Camden, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 16 N. Main St., Camden, DE 19934, or Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901.
Robert Winchell Sager, 82
Dover - Robert Winchell Sager of Dover passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1928 in Appleton, Wisconson, the son of Francis and Alta Sager. Robert is survived by his wife of 8 years, Gisela Sager, also of Dover, his son Phil Sager and his Wife Mary Alice of Columbus, Ohio, his daughter Leslie Stephany and her husband John of Madison, Wisconson, and his son Win Sager and his wife Lesley of Madison, Wisconson. He also had two grandchildren, Nina Eddy, and Duncan Stephany.
Service will be held on Thursday Nov. 11, at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 350 McKee Rd, Dover; where friends may gather for a time of family greeting beginning at 1pm followed by a memorial service at 2pm.
Swartz, Florence A.
Florence A. Swartz of Wyoming passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 in Kent General Hospital. She was 76.
She was born on November 2, 1934 in Defiance, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Young Lowe. She was also preceded in death by siblings Edward Lowe, Kathryn Lowe Rose and Dorothy Lowe Hardester.
Florence is survived by her husband of 51 years George W. Swartz Jr., a son George W. Swartz III and his wife Karen, a daughter Anne L. Swartz Simmons and her husband Brian, a brother Seibert D. Lowe and his wife Sharon, grandchildren Jeffrey K. Still, Angel M. Swartz Raser, Andrew J. Swartz, Ryan J. Simmons and Victoria A. Simmons and three great-grandchildren Jacob B. Raser, Lunden W. K. Still and Ian P. Raser.
Florence enjoyed life as a homemaker and Mother. She loved puzzles, stitchery and games of all sorts. Florence amazed her family with her great interest in genealogy and could remember endless facts and information about family history. She was an avid reader and storywriter, and was always interested in learning new things. Florence also took great joy in playing with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and was always a child at heart.
There will be a viewing for friends and family at 11am Friday, November 12, 2010 and services at 12 noon followed by a fellowship luncheon at the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover, DE 19904. A graveside service at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, DE 19946 will follow the luncheon. All are welcome to attend.
Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers, donations may also be made in Florence's name to the Wyoming United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 389, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Briggs, Pauline Mabel
Pauline Mabel Briggs of Harrington passed away November 2, 2010 in her home. She was 62.
Pauline was born on June 16, 1948 in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Willard and Ida (Effner) Martin.
She had worked in the parts dept. and service counter for various automotive companies.
Her hobbies included shooting sporting clays. She was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Pauline was preceded in death by her faithful companion Red.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years Richard Briggs, siblings Willard Martin Jr. of Florida, Joan Warner of Richmonville, NY, David Martin of Cobleskill, NY, Douglas Martin of Schoharie, NY, Steven Martin of Denver, CO, Kathy Jones Kosinski of Schoharie, NY, Stanley Martin, of Saddle Brook, NJ, Cory Miller and Ward Martin of Middleburgh, NY, many nieces and nephews, and her dogs Sam and Tex, who were her babies.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.