Anthony “Tony” Crooks,
Anthony “Tony” Crooks, 52, of Lewes, died of cancer Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at home.
Mr. Crooks was a self-employed laborer. He was a member of St. George’s AME Church, Lewes.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Vanessa K. Smith of Lewes; three sons, Anthony Crooks Jr., Carlton Wise Jr., and Antonio Smith, all of Lewes; a daughter, Andrea Crooks of Lewes; five sisters, all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, all of Oklahoma City; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at St. George’s AME Church, with burial private.
Nadine E. Duplaga,
Long Neck homemaker
Nadine E. Duplaga, 55, of Long Neck, and formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at home.
Mrs. Duplaga was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Ethel (Rupp) and Elmer D. Miller.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jo.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John C. Duplaga; a daughter, Kimberly A. Duplaga; and a sister, Barbara Harrison.
Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery
South in Millsboro.
Flowers are acceptable, or contributions may be given to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Willey Mae Weatherly,
Willey Mae Young Weatherly, 76, of Lewes and formerly of Harbeson, died Friday, April 1, 2005 in Harbour Health Care, Lewes.
Mrs. Weatherly was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Accomack County, Va., the daughter of the late Lorraine Drummond and Robert Young.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Weatherly; a son, Fred W. Weatherly Jr.; a sister, Margaret Knox; three brothers; a granddaughter, Tanya D. Tankard; two grandsons, Roy Walter Jr. and Lamont Weatherly; and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Weatherly.
She is survived by 12 children and their spouses, Ernest and Sheila Weatherly of Newport News, Va., Evangelist Loraine Jones of Lewes, Pastor Dorothy L. Coles of Union City, Ga., The Rev. Martha and George Tankard of Lewes, Anita Weatherly of Lewes, Frances and Roy Walters of Dagsboro, Linda and Alphonso Miller of Rehoboth Beach, Joyce Bright of Georgetown, Rodney L. and Nancy Weatherly of Bear, Margarette Weatherly of Bridg3eville, Fred W. Weatherly III of Felton and Angannette and Parnell Brittingham of Georgetown; a special son, Charles W. Burton III of Lewes; a sister, Bertha Ayers of Bell Haven, Va.; five sisters-in-0law, Cornelius “Betty” Johnson, Shirley Weatherly, Virginia Weatherly, Juanita Weatherly and Curley Weatherly; three brothers-in-law, Frank Weatherly, Herbert L. Weatherly and the Rev. Linwood Taylor; 37 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at Christ Church, Harbeson, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Friendship Church cemetery, Lewes.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Milford.04/01/05
Carol A. Mouzakitis,
former restaurant owner
Carol A. Mouzakitis, 49, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005.
She was born Nov. 4, 1955, in Reading, Pa. as Carol Hutzulak.
Carol and her husband moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1977 where they owned and operated Hi-Seas Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. In the late 1980s, they opened George’s Family Restaurant in Lewes.
Most recently, Carol was pursuing her Nurse Practitioner degree at Wilmington College while working at the Stevenson House in Georgetown.
Carol’s passion for the children she cared for at Stevenson House was second to none. She truly enjoyed the simple things in life, such as strolling down Lewes Beach, bicycling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Hutzulak; her father, Allen Hutzulak; her brother, Allen Hutzulak Jr.; and her son, Allen Mouzakitis.
Carol is survived by her husband, Aris; her son, George Mouzakitis; her daughter, Daspina Malasky; her granddaughter, Chloe Mouzakitis; her sister, Linda Texter; and her brother, Joseph Hutzulak.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Friday, April 1, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard.
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes.
The family suggests contributions be made in Carol’s memory to the Stevenson House in Georgetown. Contributions should be made payable to the DE State Treasurer and mailed to: Director of Youth Rehabilitation Services, 1825 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Dorothy D. Hutzulak,
Sea Shell Shop employee
Dorothy Dysput Hutzulak, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Reading, Pa.,. passed away Monday March 28, 2005.
Mrs. Hutzulak was currently employed as a chocolate maker for the Sea Shell Shop on Rt.1, Rehoboth Beach, a position she had held for many years. She was a volunteer for Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary and Delaware Hospice. She was an avid traveler and pinochle player. She attended Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Oak Orchard.
She is survived by a son, Joseph H. Hutzulak of Delmar; and a daughter, Linda Texter, of Reading, Pa., seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Friday April 1, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes.
The family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 600 North DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947
Newlin L. Montgomery,
served on church boards
Newlin L. “Monty” Montgomery, 68, of Middletown, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Montgomery was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished the time he spent with his family. He also enjoyed golfing.
He was an honorary member of Volunteer Hose Co. and an active member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church, where he was in the choir, on the board of trustees and on the administrative board.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Linford Oberholtzer and Cathy and Mark Grimm, all of Middletown; two granddaughters, Tiffany Reynolds and Sheryl Womer and her husband Joe, all of Middletown; a grandson, L.J. Oberholtzer of Middletown; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Womer of Middletown; two sisters, Mary Walker of Middletown and Lee Mazza of Rehoboth Beach; and two brothers, Robert Montgomery of Newport and William Montgomery of Middletown.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 1, in Immanuel United Methodist Church, Main Street, Townsend, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Old St. Anne’s cemetery, Middletown.
Dr. Robert J. McMahon,
Dr. Robert Joseph McMahon, 85, of Millsboro, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at his winter home in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Dr. McMahon was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Ogden, Utah.
He served in the 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army, during World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theater and received the Bronze Star; he retired from the U.S. Army with a rank of full colonel.
He attended college at the University of California, Berkley and received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Dr. McMahon was a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies, retiring from Lloyd’s Bank in California. He taught as a professor of marketing at the American Graduate School of Management in Phoenix, Ariz., where he held the S.C. Johnson Chair, and he served as chairman of the Public Service Commission for the state of Delaware.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary White McMahon of Millsboro; two daughters, Sally Anderson of Upper Saddle River, N.J. and Mary M. Dockham of St. Simon’s Island, Ga.; and three grandsons, Kevin Dockham, Keith Anderson and Evan Anderson.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, April 1, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, State Street, Millsboro. Internment with military honors will be in Millsboro cemetery, Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Delaware chapter, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 209, Wilmington DE 19801 or to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 Dupont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Ann R. Tarbutton,
Ann R. Tarbutton, 59, of Millsboro, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Tarbutton was born in Eddystone, Pa. and resided in Upland, Delaware County, Pa., for most of her life. She was a homemaker who was a proud and devoted caretaker. Known to all as Mema, she never turned away anyone who needed her. She was known for her love of cooking and her many culinary creations. She was devoted to her family and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Melvin Tarbutton of Millsboro; her brother, Robert Hampton of New Jersey; her sons, Chip Seeley of Millsboro, Buffy Jenkins of Linwood, Pa., Melvin R. Tarbutton III of Upland, and Jason B. Tarbutton of Upland; 12 grandchildren; and countless other sons, daughters and grandchildren she adopted as her own.
Services and burial were private.
Contributions are suggested to Melvin Tarbutton, 118 Fronefield Avenue, Linwood, PA 19061.
Bonnie Lee Morris Kintz,
Stockley activity director
Bonnie Lee Morris Kintz, 45, of near Millsboro, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Kintz was born in Wilmington, Aug. 12, 1959, to the late Cecil Morris and Kathleen Bigi Morris of Long Neck.
She worked at the Stockley Center near Georgetown for the past 20 years, where she most recently served as activity director. She was a member of the American Legion Post 28 Auxiliary, Oak Orchard-Riverdale, and a member of AMVETS, Long Neck.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Megan L. Bedo and her companion, Gabe Figueroa of Millsboro; a son, Brandon Kintz, with whom she lived; a brother, Michael Morris Gries of New Hampshire; three sisters, Pamela Naylor and her husband Rick of Liepsic, Cindi Goodman and her husband Jerry of Smyrna and Kim Toohey of Bear; a grandson, Jayden Figueroa; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street, Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro.
Contributions are suggested for the benefit of her children to County Bank, for the benefit of Megan L. Bedo and Brandon J. Kintz, 10 Long Neck Shopping Center, Millsboro DE 19966.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Joel Martin, 72, of Bridgeville, passed away at home, Monday, March 28, 2005, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
A native of Philadelphia, he spent his high school years at Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, N.J. During the Korean War, he served in the Coast Guard on the ship Half Moon and attended Temple University in Philadelphia after the war, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration.
During the 1960s, Joel rambled around the country and throughout Europe. Over the years he worked a variety of jobs, including computer programming during the early days when computers filled entire rooms; marketing researcher; management consultant; and mail carrier in the hills of Berkeley, Ca. In 1984, Joel moved to Delaware and worked as a construction project manager for the Delaware State Housing Authority until his 1997 retirement.
He was a 40-year member of MENSA, helping to write the bylaws of the Philadelphia group he joined in 1964. After retirement, he filled his life with hobbies such as gardening, reading, bird-watching and star-gazing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Paul Meshberg and Helen May Meshberg Boguslaw, as well as a sister, Luba Meshberg Weinfeld.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; their 27 furry children – 23 cats and four dogs; a niece, Nancie Weinfeld Dall; a nephew, Andrew Weinfeld; and a great-niece, Madison Dall, all of Philadelphia.
Memorial services and burial will be private. Arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Home, Dover.
John H. Callahan,
John H. Callahan, 66, of Harrington, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Callahan was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Hubert and Dorothy Peters Callahan. He had worked as an electrician in the steel industry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Callahan, March 18, 2005.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Cox of Harrington; a son, Allen Callahan of Lewes; a sister, Dorothy Sassaman of Allentown, Pa.; six grandchildren, Chastidy Baranzano of Harrington, Michael Chilcote Jr. of McConnellsburg, Pa., Lindsey Chilcote of Dover, Nicole Callahan and Frank Callahan, both of Harrington, and Beth Ann Callahan of Lancaster, Pa.; and a great-grandson.
Services and burial will be private.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover DE 19901. Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Ervin ‘Eru’ Madigan,
retired FBI agent
Ervin “Eru” Madigan, 84, of Ocean View, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Formerly of Hibbing, Minn. and College Park, Md., he was a special agent for the FBI and retired after 38 years with Sears & Roebuck. He was past president of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Men’s Club in Bethany Beach and a member of the Knights of Columbus in College Park, as well as the Moose, Elks and VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Miller Madigan; two daughters, Suzanne Lillian Smariga and husband, Michael, of Middletown, and Sandra Milke Gallina and husband, Rudolph, of Robbinsville, N.J.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 1, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 600 N. Dupont Hwy., Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.