Philip Tyler Staelin
Age 35 of Georgetown, MD died May 31, 2004 after a 3-year battle with cancer.
Tyler graduated from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA and from Washington College in Chestertown, MD.
Until the last months of his life, Tyler was production manager for Contemporary Woodcrafts of Springfield, VA.
Prior to that, he worked for Sherman and Gosweiler Fine Cabinetry of Bridgeport, PA.
An avid boater and golfer, Tyler worked for many years during high school and college for both Georgetown Yacht Basin and Sailing Associates in the Georgetown Harbor.
Tyler is survived by his mother, Charlotte Dennett Staelin of Georgetown, MD and Arlington, VA; and his father and stepmother, Charles Philip Staelin, and Karen Golding Staelin of Northampton, MA.
He is also survived by his sisters, Justine Staelin-Lefsky of Fort Collins, CO and Hannah Rosemary Staelin of Boston, MA; his step-brother, Henry Ansbacher of Denver, CO; his stepsisters, Kate, Meredith and Neile Golding, all of Northhampton, MA; as well as 8 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Shrewsbury Church in Kennedyville, MD on Monday, June 7, at 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Tyler's memory to the Chester River Hospice Foundation, 6602 Church Hill Rd., Chestertown, MD 21620; or to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Box 169, Queens-town, MD 21658.
Submitted by the DANIELS & HUTCHISON FUNERAL HOME Middletown, DE
Lamar D. Tribbett
Age 20 passed away suddenly May 23, 2004.
He leaves to cherish his memory parents, Shirley J. Cake & Claude A. Kellam, Jr.; stepmother, Loretta Kellam; 2 children, Janiya & an unborn baby; grandparents, Shirley A. Tribbett, Claude A. Kellam, Sr. & Barbara J. Blackston; great grandmother, Elizabeth Fisher; sisters, Rolanda, Anita, Alicia & Erika; 1 brother, Jamil A. Tribbett; aunt & uncle, Sandra & Kenneth Henderson; aunts, Sharon, Floretta, Marietta, Debra, Maggie & Kezia; uncles, Dewight, Derrick & Reggie; great aunt, Debra Hall; devoted friends, Angie & Edwin; special friends, Clarissa & Jackie; goddaughter, Me-aisa; a host of cousins, other family & friends.
Homegoing Service 11 am Fri., June 4, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St., where viewing will be Thurs., June 3, from 5-7 pm & Fri. from 9-11 am only.
Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Phyllis A. Koch
Phyllis A. Koch, a longtime resident of the Cooch's Bridge area of Newark, DE, died June 1, 2004 at the VNA Hospice at St. Luke's in Fountain Hill, PA.
Raised in East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ruth (Keyser) Herbein.
In 1961, she moved to DE after her marriage to Richard, a widely known DE educator and civic leader, who came to DE in 1951 and died in 1995.
As a secretary, she worked for Air Products & Chemicals, Ethan Allen Inc., the Democratic Caucus of the Delaware House of Representatives as a legal secretary, and from 1988-1998, was the executive secretary to the vice-president and director of the Delaware Technical & Community College's Wilmington Campus.
She served the DE Democratic Party as a committee person for 25 years and was elected secretary of the New Castle County Democratic Committee, serving from 1989-1993.
Phyllis was the secretary of the Delaware Retired School Personnel Association from 2002-2003.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newark.
Almost a 100% descendant of 18th-century German immigrants to PA, Phyllis was very proud of her PA German roots, which were deep in Berks and Montgomery Counties.
Her hobbies included gardening, travel, music and genealogy.
Last but not least, she treasured her many, many friends.
Known for her infectious smile, she truly enjoyed people from all walks of life and cultures.
She had a skill for making people feel at ease.
Her joy in recent years was e-mail contact with family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan of Boca Raton, FL; son, Richard Jr. of Tinton Falls, NJ; brother, Daniel Herbein and his wife, Maxine; and sister-in-law, Janet Mills and her husband, Tom, all of Bethlehem, PA; and brothers-in-law, Carl Koch and his wife, Nancy, of Wilmington, DE and George Koch of Hawthorne, CA.
She is also survived by her aunt and uncle, Glenna and Claude Wolford of Gilbertsville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at 3 pm on Saturday, June 5, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, S. College Ave. in Newark.
Phyllis believed flowers were for the living.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713; or to the Glasgow Lions Club, PO Box 404, Bear, DE 19701.
Arrangements are by the FALK FUNERAL HOME Pennsburg, PA
Della G. Rentz
Age 81 of Bear, DE, formerly of Luther Towers in Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Christiana Hospital.
Della was born in Wilmington to the late Earl and Frieda (Sea-burg) Clifton.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Christiana Fire Company.
Her husband, Frederick J. Rentz, Jr., passed away August 24, 1969. Della is survived by 3 sons, Fred Rentz and his wife, Janet, of Bear, Bill Rentz and his wife, Colleen, of Bear and Bob Rentz and his wife, Julie, of Fayetteville, GA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Della's Life Celebration from 10-11 am on Friday, June 4, 2004, followed by her funeral service at 11 am at Beeson Memorial Services of Newark, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Rt.40, Fox Run.
Interment will be held privately.
Memorial contributions in Della's memory may be made to the Christiana Fire Company or the Ladies Auxiliary, 2 E. Main St., Christiana, DE 19702.
BEESON MEMORIAL SERVICES
Mary Alice Senior
Age 90 of Belvedere died May 29, 2004 at Christiana Hospital.
Funeral 7 pm Thurs., June 3, at Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church, 28 Meadowbrook Ave., Belvedere. Visitation 5-7 pm.
THE HOUSE OF WRIGHT MORTUARY
Augustine C. Morara
Infant son of Felister Akama and George Morara passed away Monday, May 31, 2004. Visitation from 10-11 am and funeral at 11 am on Monday, June 7, in the McCrery Funeral Chapel, Kirkwood Hwy. & Duncan Rd., Wilmington.
Jonathan E. Sann
Age 59 of Wilmington, DE died Sunday, May 16, 2004.
Jon was born November 2, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN, graduated from George School in Bucks County, PA in 1962 and the University of Delaware in 1971. Among his many interests he enjoyed fine food, music, fishing, classic cars and gardening, and he was also an avid railfan.
He is survived by his 3 children, Jason, Ethan and Aimee; a brother, Christopher; 2 sisters, Karen and Victoria; his companion of 10 years, Judith Mitchell; 3 nieces; and 1 nephew.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 10 am at the Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilmington Friends Meeting House.
Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOMES, INC.
John F. Stocki
Age 84 of Brandywine Hundred passed away Monday, May 31, 2004, in the Select Specialty Hospital on 7th & Clayton Streets in Wilmington, DE.
Mr. Stocki had retired from ICI as director of purchasing.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Estelle Anderson Stocki; his son, John F. Stocki II; and his daughter, Karen S. Miller.
He is also survived by 2 brothers, Bill J. and Robert A. Stocki; and 4 grandchildren, Jenna and Adrienne Miller and Kimberly and Melissa Stocki.
The service and interment will be held privately.
Contributions may be made in John's memory to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.
Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOME
Alanna C. Herfindahl-Riess
Age 22 passed away after a long and courageous battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Alanna graduated from Christiana High School in 2000, where she enjoyed playing lacrosse and volleyball.
She also attended Wilmington College and majored in criminal justice.
She excelled academically and was looking forward to a promising future in law.
Above all, Alanna will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, her love for life and for cherishing the quality time she spent with her family and friends.
She touched the lives of those who were fortunate to know and love her.
Recently married in January to the love of her life and best friend, she will be sadly missed by her husband, Christopher Riess; her parents, Lorretto O'Brien-Dach and Dean and Terry Herfindahl, Jr.; her brother Trey, and his wife, Kristie; her sister, Lauren; her in-laws, Gary and Mary Riess; her sister-in-law, Michelle; her grandparents, Dean and Anne Herfindahl, Sr., Timothy and Rita O'Brien and Elaine Mitchell; her cousins, Shannon, Fran, Andy, Connor, Aidan and Liam; her uncle, Teddy and his wife, Patty; her aunt, Lynn and her husband, Mike.
She will also by missed by a host of close family and friends, including her beloved cat, Pumpkin Eyebulb.
Alanna also had a special place in her heart for her nephew, Patrick Riley, whom she loved to spoil.
She was predeceased by her uncle, Cullen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 230 Executive Dr., Newark, on Wednesday morning, February 11th at 11 am.
Friends may call at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek on Tuesday, February 10 from 2-4 pm and from 6-9 pm.
Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dept. of Pediatrics, Rhabdomyosarcoma Research Fund, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, Attn: Dr. Wexler.