Charlotte M. Heim,
Loved to ride three-wheeled bicycle
Charlotte M. Heim, age 84, of Lewes, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, at her residence in Lewes. Ms. Heim was born in Baltimore, daughter of the late Charles Joseph and Myrtle (Lupus) Heim. She had been employed as a seamstress for a manufacturing company. She was recognized around the Lewes-Rehoboth area as the lady who drove around on a three-wheeled bicycle.
She is survived by her sister, June McCarson of Lewes. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7. Friends may call one hour prior to the serice. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
Robert Arrison Hammond,
worked for DuPont
Robert Arrison Hammond Robert Arrison Hammond, born August 27, 1921 in Philadelphia, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at Crosslands, Kennett Square, Pa.
His beloved wife, Mary, predeceased him in 2003.
He graduated from Allentown High School in 1938 and from Lehigh University in 1942 with a BS in chemical engineering.
Mr. Hammond worked for the Du Pont Company for 41 years in Product Development, Manufacturing, and Sales positions at various locations including Louisville, Kentucky, Deepwater NJ, Montaque MI, Wilmington; one six-year assignment in Geneva, Switzerland; and finally back in Wilmington as Manager of International Sales for the Elastomers Department.
An avid photographer, he and his wife were active in producing travelogue shows in automated 35mm slide and video formats, garnering various medals and awards from the Photographic Society of America.
Daughter Joy Anne (Mrs. Robert Breckheimer) was victim of a tragic Italian air disaster in 1974.
He is survived by his son, Robert Armand of Rehoboth Beach and his brother, James of Kansas City.
In keeping with Quaker traditions, arrangements will be private and the family requests that no flowers be sent.
Arrangements by Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home Kennett Square, Pa.
Sara Dinkel Klossman,
knitting company retiree
Sara Dinkel Klossman, 84, of Spartanburg, S.C., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Born in Chester Spring, Pa., she was the widow of William H. Klossman and daughter of the late John Benton Dinkel and the late Iva Cloud Dinkel Steele.
Mrs. Klossman was a graduate of Dowington High School in Dowington, Pa., and Banks Business College in Philadelphia. She retired from Spring City Knitting in Gaffney, S.C., as a quality control supervisor.
A member of Limestone Presbyterian Church, she was a former member of the chancel choir and the Limelighters.
Mrs. Klossman is survived by a special friend and caregiver who was like a son, Tracy Parris of Gaffney, S.C.; a half brother, Norman James Steele of Lewes; a step sister, Mrs. Elma Steele Pierce of West Chester, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at First Presbyterian Church in Gaffney, S.C., with the Rev. Dan Youngblood officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery
The family will be at the home of Tracy Parris, 205 Pinewood Dr., Gaffney.
Eric Maurice Bridge,
Mr. Eric Maurice Bridge, 53, of Frankford, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at his residence in Frankford.
He was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Latrobe, Pa., to Richard Donald Bridge and Delores June “Dick” Bridge of Weirsdale, Fla.
Mr. Bridge worked as a carpenter in the commercial building industry throughout the United States.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Angela Marie Bridge; two sisters, Donna Darlene Mobley and Nancy Deborah Kelley; and two brothers, Donald Richard Bridge and Kenneth Ward Bridge.
All services are private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel in Lewes.
Gene E. Ashley,
Jack Lingo employee
Gene E. Ashley, 76, of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center following complications related to diabetes.
Mr. Ashley worked for 28 years for Jack Lingo Realtor and retired in 1995.
His main interest was his music and his family. His great love was playing his trumpet with his band.
He was a reknowned musician, achieving a place with the Les Brown Orchestra early in his musical career.
Later, he played with Benny Goodman and then pursued his love for music in the Delmarva area with his own band, The Gene Ashley Band, until 1996.
He is survived by his wife Alma Ashley, his daughter Deborah Ashley of Seattle, Wash.; his son, Chris Ashley of Seattle, Wash.; daughter Lana Ashley-Spence of Avon Lake, Ohio; daughter Laura Ashley-Fry of Rehoboth Beach; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Memorial contributions are suggested for the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or by calling toll free 800-DIABETES.
Rev. John Nevitt Evans,
The Rev. John Nevitt Evans Sr., 93, passed away at his home in Dagsboro on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005. The Rev. Evans was born on Smith Island, Md., Dec. 4, 1911, the son of John Tyler Evans and Margaret Beauchamp Evans, who preceded him in death in 1965.
The Rev. Evans pastored for 66 years with the Church of God of Cleveland, Tenn. He pastored in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Nort Dakota, and retired in 1982 from Dagsboro Church of God.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Kelly Evans, a brother, Granville Evans, and son, David Platt.
The Rev. Evans is survived by his second wife, Leona Evans; a son, John N. Evans Jr.; three daughters, Nevelyn Elliott, Nevitta Ruddy, and Dianna Magee; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
A Christian service was held Feb. 3, at the Dagsboro Church of God. Burial was in Prince George’s cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Dagsboro Church of God, Route 1, Box 160, Dagsboro, DE 19939. The church has established a fund in his name for his favorite charities, missions, theological seminary and local church projects.
Julia T. DeMilia,
devoted to family
Julia T. DeMilia, 82, of north Wilmington, died Monday, Jan. 31, Mrs. DeMilia was born in Massachusetts, where she also met her beloved husband. She worked as a hairdresser. In later years, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading and family time, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandson. Her Italian cooking was superb.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Victor A. DeMilia; their children, Roberta J. Wuttke and her husband Klaus of Bethany Beach; Diane DeMilia and her partner Hank Fleming of Waltham, Mass., and Linda B. Maher and her husband Thomas of Medford, Mass. her grandchildren, Paul Wuttke and his wife Kristin, David Wuttke and his wife, Christine, Mark Wuttke and his wife Francesca; and her great-grandson David Jr.
Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Claymont, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to the Children’s House Montessori School, 2848 Grubb Road, Wilmington DE 19810.
Joyce Starbird Quinlan,
owned Rose Garden stores
Joyce Starbird Quinlan, 54, of Rehoboth Beach, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Quinlan was born and raised in Michigan, the daughter of Bill and Tess Starbird, and graduated from Bentley High School in Livonia, Mich. She attended Western Michigan University.
She was the owner of the Rose Garden women’s clothing stores in Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach. She was a real estate agent with Long & Foster in Bethesda and Potomac, Md. Prior to entering real estate, she was the vice-president for corporate development and vice president of field operations for the National Alliance of Business in Washington D.C., as well as the northeast regional training director for the Hertz Corporation in Boston. She was member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth.
She was an avid snow skier and former member of the National Ski Patrol. She loved the beaches of Delaware and the Caribbean and was a certified scuba diver.
She is survived by her husband Pierce of Rehoboth Beach and her brother, Skip Starbird and sister-in-law Louise of Brighton, Mich.; and her beloved niece Andrea; and nephews Michael and Christopher of Brighton; her stepdaughters, Kelly Quinlan of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Kimberly Quinlan of Annapolis, Md.; and stepson Keith Quinlan of San José, Calif. She was a pet lover and leaves her two golden retrievers Meggie and Ginger and her two cats, Alfred and Olivia. Her host of friends will miss her dearly.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be scheduled at a later date.
Contributions are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971.
Thomas F. Dougherty,
retired police officer
Thomas F. Dougherty, 82, of Millsboro, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Dougherty was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late John A. and Esther Hills Dougherty. He was a patrolman with the Upper Darby Police Department, retiring after 27 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Mary, Mother of Peace Church; the Fraternal Order of Police; American Legion Post 28 of Oak Orchard/Riverdale; and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Schultz Dougherty; a son, Thomas F. Jr.; a brother, Francis E.; and two grandchildren, Shawn Michael Dougherty and Shane Thomas Dougherty.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at the Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Route 24, Oak Orchard, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Russell B. Barnes,
Russell Bates Barnes, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr.. Barnes was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Major Howard R. and Catherine Bates Barnes.
He graduated from Penn State with a degree in mechanical engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He was a member of the varsity lacrosse team, and as a senior at Penn State he was commander of the ROTC. Following graduation, he was associated with a refrigeration and air conditioning firm in Washington, D.C.
Called to active duty in Sept. 1941, he was first stationed at Fort Belvoir, and then in the Panama Canal zone for 15 months. In Jan. 1944, he was transferred to the European Theater, where he served with the 3rd and 9th Armies. He was awarded the Bronze Star for the bridging of the Rhine River by the company he commanded for the advancement of the 9th Army into Germany. At the close of WW II he joined Carrier Corporation in New York, but continued his Army service teaching at the U.S. Army Engineer School on Long Island, retiring after 28 years with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In his years with Carrier Corporation he was concerned with the repair and maintenance of large installations, such as theaters, hotels, ships, and the United Nations headquarters building. He had crews and offices in Boston and Baltimore, as well as New York.
He retired in 1975 and moved to Rehoboth Beach, where he became active in the Kiwanis Club, Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association, where he served on the board, and the Lightship Overfalls. He was a member of the Rehoboth Beach County Club, the Officers Club of Dover Air Force Base, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Raughley Barnes of Rehoboth Beach; his daughter Carol and son-in-law Kenneth Blom, of Porter Corners, N.Y.; granddaughters Amy Blom of Charlotte, N.C. and Rebecca Blom Carle and her husband Nathan of Salisbury, N.H.; and one great-grandson, Peter J. Carle; a niece Catherine B. Rosenbaum, and her husband Nathan of Springfield, Va, also survive.
Services with military honors will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m., at Delaware Veterans cemetery
South, near Georgetown. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Contributions are suggested to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Parsell Atkins Condolences
Raymond T. Mullin Sr.,
Raymond Thomas Mullin Sr., 57, of Milton, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at home.
Mr. Mullin spent the majority of his pre-service years in Bensalem, Bucks County, Pa. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War in which he fought bravely. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Rifle Marksman Badge. He was very proud of his military service. Upon returning home he lived in North Wildwood, N.J., and then northern California, before settling in Milton. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and had been looking forward to spending time with two more that are on the way.
Mr. Mullin was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He frequently donated to various charities across the country and locally to the Home of the Brave and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Menta Mullin; his former wife, Helena D. Kraus; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond Thomas Mullin Jr. of Langhorne, Pa. and Ronald A. Jr. and Jaclynn Woertz of Lincoln; three daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Kyle Deppenschmidt of Langhorne, Alisa M. and Michael Gaccione of Little Falls, N.J. and Lisa M. and Kevin Woertz of North Wildwood, N.J.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Joe Leitmeyer of Palmyra, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Street Road, Bensalem, Pa., with a gathering immediately following the services. Contributions are suggested to the Raymond T. Mullin Sr. Fund at Wilmington Trust Bank, 107 Front St., Milton DE 19968. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.