Paul C. Popo,
Paul C. Popo, 50, of Pike Creek, died Monday, Jan. 3,, 2005, at Christiana Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.Paul was an industrial account manager for Munters Corporation where he was honored this past year as the company’s top salesman. An outstanding athlete at Garnet Valley High School, he played semi-pro baseball and softball and was scouted by professional baseball teams. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.He is survived by his brothers, James, Robert and his wife Melody, all of Middletown, Thomas of Wilmington, Phillip and his wife, Fran, of Newark; and sisters, Paulette Manson-Guizzetti and her husband, Allen, of Newark, Anna Marie Troiani and her husband, John of Lewes and Delores Cummings and her husband, Larry, of Bear; and close friends Ed Malloy and Lori and Steve Elwood. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Victoria Popo.Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek. Burial will be in Cathedral cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the 485th Chemical Battalion Family Readiness Group, c/o Sgt. Gerald Perez, U.S. Army Reserve Center, 3931 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington DE 199808.
Arthur Hill Norwood,
Arthur Hill Norwood, 66, of Lewes, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 2, 205, in Beebe Medical Center.Mr. Norwood was born March 25, 1938, the son of the late David M. and Delema Morris Norwood.He was a hardworking self-employed farmer and landscaper. Some of his happiest moments were spent with his family and his Chihuahuas, Rusty, Sissy, Girlie, Yap Yap and Penny.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sylvia Ingram Norwood; two sons, Arthur Jerome Norwood of Milton and Herman “BJ” Norwood of Vineland, N.J.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Valerie and Lawrence Leaf of Baltimore and Michele Norwood of Seaford; seven grandchildren, Kandice Spady, Mirah Ippolito, Caitlyn Leaf, Dyllon Norwood, Thomas Micheal Norwood, Victoria Norwood and Patrina Norwood; four brothers, David Norwood Jr. of Harbeson, Mervin Norwood of Millsboro, Evans Norwood of Harbeson and Elmer “Pete” Norwood of Lewes; and five sisters, Yvonne Johnson of Harbeson, Mildred Norwood of Wilmington, Gloria Taylor and Grace Norwood, both of Harbeson, and Julia Jackson of Georgetown. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, at Israel United Methodist Church, Plantations Road, Lewes. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Milford. -
Peter P. DeMarie,
Peter P. DeMarie, 79, of Dover, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover.Mr. DeMarie was born in Hazletville, the son of the late Lorenzo DeMarie and Rose DeMarie Testa. He attended Hartly School and Dover High School. Mr. DeMarie enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and participated in five campaigns in Europe during WWII, in which he was awarded five medals. Upon his discharge in 1946, he returned home and continued his pursuit of a high school diploma at Caesar Rodney High School.He later purchased the American Vending Corp. and served as president and CEO until his death. He was active in the Dover Elks B.P.O.E., where he was a charter member; a longtime member of the DelVets Club of Dover; past vice president of the Dover Jaycees and a member of the Dover Optimist Club. Interested in preservation of wildlife, he donated 10 acres of land to the state for preservation.He was selected as Citizen of the Year 2003 by the Elks and Legionnaire of the Year by the Walter L. Fox Post 2, American Legion in Dover, where he served in the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program and was a member of the 40 and 8. He also received the Gold Award for his unselfish devotion to Veterans Helping Veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3238 in Camden dedicated the DeMarie Terrace for his many services to the organization.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ursula Bass; and three brothers, Lawrence DeMarie, Carmen DeMarie and Louis DeMarie.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sara Lepore DeMarie of Dover; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorriane D. and Nicholas J. Butcavage of Lewes, Ellen DeMarie of Dover and Elaine and James C. Ippolito of Lewes; a sister, Dr. Anne D. Frame of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren, Peter M. Butcavage of Jacksonville, Fla., Sara Jeanne Schuman of Dover, Julianna Brinning Schuman of Dover and Jacy C. Ippolito and his wife, Victoria, of Somerville, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, South State Street, Dover, with burial in Holly Cross cemetery, Dover.Contributions are suggested to Bayhealth Medical Center Foundation, South State Street, Dover DE 19901.
Roberta Ann Hanneman,
Roberta Ann “Bobbie” Hanneman, 55, of Ocean View, died Wednesday Feb. 23, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
She was a sales coordinator for ResortQuest Realty of Bethany Beach and a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in October 2004.
She is survived by her parents, Silas and Laurleen Fatland; two sons, Scott R. and his wife Darcie, and Jason and his wife DayLynn; a sister, Judy Gartamaker; four grandchildren, Colin, Emily, Kenzie, and Kaydence; two stepgrandchildren, Tyler and Cody; and her in-laws, Martin and Kate Hanneman.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday Feb. 26, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. Interment service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, March 14, at Arlington National cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mariner’s Bethel U.M. Church, organ fund, P.O. Box 40, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services of Ocean View.
Estelle Ruth Drake
retired food worker
Estelle Ruth Drake, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Drake worked in food service for Lora Little School and John Dickinson High School, from where she retired in 1978. Ruth was a member of the Lewes-Rehoboth Senior Center and attended Groome United Methodist Church. She attended Delaware Technical & Community College. Ruth was dearly loved by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Quincy T. Drake, in 1997; her daughter, Dorothy J. Squibb, in 1992; and an infant son, Bobby E., in 1945. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Ronnie E. Drake and his wife Barbara of Lewes; her daughter, Peggy D. Pennington and her husband Thomas of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Janis Lopez and her husband Ernesto, and Karen Pickard and her husband Thomas; and one great-grandson, Ryan T. Pickard.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway at Duncan Road, Wilmington. Burial will be in Gracelawn cemetery. Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Homes Inc.
B. David McDowell,
B. David McDowell, 65, died Feb. 17, 2005, after a long fight with brain cancer.
Mr. McDowell was born in Whitewright, Texas, son of Alton and Margie McDowell. He was a graduate of the University of Dallas, with a master’s degree from Texas Christian University.
He also did advanced studies at the University of Maryland, Catholic University and Loyola University of Chicago.
Mr. McDowell pioneered online education at Anne Arundel Community College and other Maryland State University facilities.
At Anne Arundel, he designed and implemented a drug and alcohol counseling services. He was a tenured professor ay Anne Arundel for three-and-a-half decades, and was also on the faculty of Harford Community College and Southeastern University.
His interests included botany, and he oversaw the plantings at Anne Arundel Community College. He spent considerable time in Lewes, and was the designer of the Fisher-Martin herb garden at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes.
Mr. McDowell leaves many cherished close friends and relatives. He is also survived by his longtime life partner, Timothy Lowe of Alexandria, Va.
Per Mr. McDowell’s wishes, his remains have been cremated and a small private Mass is planned. Friends request that donations be made to Capital Hospice of Arlington, Va., in his name and sent to 4715 North 15th St., Arlington, VA 22205.
Shari Adrienne Young,
Shari Adrienne Young, 48, of Milford, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at home.
Ms. Young graduated from Milford High School and later attended Delaware Tech. She was employed as a dietitian at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital for 25 years.
She was a devoted member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Council of Negro Women and the Rock of Ages chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall affiliate, where honors were bestowed upon her as past worthy matron.
She is survived by a son, DeShawn Eugene Young of Milford; her parents, Oscar and Naomi Young of Milford; a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Cleo Young of Harrington; a sister, Regina Walker and friend, Antonio Shuler of Dover; her grandfather, Seth E. Griffin of Milford; two great-uncles and great-aunts by marriage, Luther and Emma Griffin of Milford and Herbert Jr. and Quida Bowe of Baltimore; three aunts and an uncle by marriage, Zelda and the Rev. Granville Brittingham of Milton and Eva M. Lewis and Mildred E. Goodwyn, both of Baltimore; a great-aunt and great-uncle by marriage, the Rev. Alice W. and Calvin Harris of Richmond, Va.; a close friend, Jerome Smith of New Carrollton, Md.; a niece and nephew; and a host of other relatives.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist church, Lincoln, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8 p.m. Services will be at noon, Saturday, Feb. 26, at the church, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Milford Community cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 204 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford DE 19963. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Milford.
Leland B. Stevens, M.D.
Leland B. Stevens, M.D. died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, of pneumonia at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Born Sept. 13, 1914 in Millington, Md., he grew up on a working farm. His love of medicine began at age 12 when he underwent surgery for pneumonia, and he entered Washington College in Chestertown, Md., at the age of 16. After graduation in 1935 he attended medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and received his medical degree in 1939 at age 24. He was appointed an intern at University Hospital for two years and started private practice in June, 1941 at 3400 Erdman Ave. where he continued to practice family medicine and pediatrics until his retirement in 1986.
In the early years during WWII, Dr. Stevens cared for employees of the B & O Railroad and later Western Electric Company to supplement his private practice. Office visits were 50 cents, and patients who couldn’t afford the visits often paid with gifts from their vegetable gardens or baked goods. During his 45 years in private practice, office appointments were never necessary, and he made house calls every working day until he retired. His patient load grew to the thousands and spanned four to five generations of families. For his 90th birthday, he was honored to receive hundreds of cards and notes from former patients. When asked what he felt was the most important happening in his lifetime, his answer was always “the invention of penicillin”.
“Steve,” as he was known to family and friends, married Elizabeth A. (Betty) Lawrence Jan. 4, 1964. In 1990, they retired to Rehoboth Beach, where he enjoyed travel, reading, playing Scrabble with his grandchildren, card games on his computer, and watching the ocean.
Dr. Stevens was a member of King David Lodge #68 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple, Ocean City Shrine Club, Baltimore City Medical Society, Eastern Shore Society, A.M.A., and an alumnus of Washington College and University of Maryland. He also served as secretary of the Henlopen Condominium Council in Rehoboth Beach for more than 15 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula A. Sparks of Millersville, Md.; two sons, David L. of Woodbine, Md. and William L. of Alexandria, Va.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Craig B. Stevens and R. Scott Lawrence.
Relatives and friends are invited to a remembrance gathering from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at the VIA building on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Contributions may be made to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or The Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 9753, Baltimore, MD 21284.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Jane E. Hickey,
Jane E. Hickey, 95, of Lewes, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Mrs. Hickey was born Sept. 15, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. Hickey was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hickey. She is survived by her son, Parker Failor of Lewes; two granddaughters, Iva Jane Fagan and Christine McCarty; and one great-granddaughter, Ragen McCarty.
Services and burial will be private at Lawn View cemetery, Abington Township, Pa.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Joseph A. Patterson,
Joseph A. Patterson, age 74, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully, at home, with his family by his side on Sunday, February 20, 2005.
Joe was born July 31, 1930 in Peekskill, N.Y., son of the late Mary and Edgar Patterson. He graduated from Peekskill High School in 1948.
Joe was a proud Korean War Veteran who served in the 45th Infantry Division. He earned the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal with pendant, UN Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was an active member of the Elks Cape Henlopen #2540, the American Legion #28 and the National Rifle Association.
Joe pursued a 34-year career as a development engineer with IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. After his retirement in 1990, he and his wife relocated to Lewes, where they have welcomed family and many friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Fran; four children; Nancy Tschiltz and her husband Michael of Darnestown, Md., Diane Fowler and her husband Stephen of Magnolia, Joe Patterson Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Crestview, Fla., and Laurie Fouts and her husband Jim of Stanfordville, N.Y.; grandchildren Ashleigh, Ainslie, Kristopher, Kyle, Juliet, Abby; granddogs, Buddy and Chloe; and two sisters, Vivian Robb and Joanne Molnar and their spouses.
The family would like to acknowledge Rev. Jim Hreha, Dr. E. Arias and Delaware Hospice, especially Kathy and Lisa who provided unending care, love and support to Joe and his family.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice Inc., 600 N. Dupont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown, DE 19947 or St. Jude’s Building Fund, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes DE 19958.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, at St. Jude’s Apostle Church, Route 1 at Five Points, Lewes. Relatives and friends will be received at 9:30 a.m. Internment will follow at Delaware Veteran’s Memorial cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
Kevin T. Fleming,
Kevin T. Fleming, 49, of Ellendale, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at home.
Mr. Fleming was born in Milford, the son of the late Leon T. “terry Fleming and Norma Fleming of Ellendale. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed collecting bottles as president of the Delmarva Antique Bottle Club. He coached for Milton Little League and was an avid hunter.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of eight years, Sheila Wilson Fleming; a daughter, Kelly Strunk and her husband, George III, of Harbeson; three sons, Joshua Fleming of Long Neck, Billy Knowles of Ellendale and Dorian Fleming of Ellendale; a brother, Keith Fleming and his wife, Linda, of Ellendale; two grandchildren, Hannah Fleming and George Strunk IV; and three uncles, Hugh Brian Fleming of Ellendale, Charles Carey of Wilmington and Ronald Carey of Harbeson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with burial in Hollywood cemetery, Harrington.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.
Maurice ‘Bob’ Hultsch,
Elks club member
Maurice “Bob” G. Hultsch, 85, of Lewes, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his home in Lewes.
Mr. Hultsch was a member of the Elks Club of Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Hultsch.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Jane G. Govatos of Lewes, with whom he lived, and Suzanne Franck of Lewes and Hockessin; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services and burial are private.
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral School, 6 South Tatnall St., Wilmington, DE 19801-2456.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.