Betty A. Boone,
retired from Playtex
Betty A. Boone, 75, of Magnolia, died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Westminster Village Nursing Center.
Mrs. Boone was born May 24, 1930, in Harrington, daughter of the late John and Bertha Moore.
She had worked for Playtex for 45 years doing clerical work.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Boone, in 2003; two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by two sisters, Pauline Reen of Lawton, Okla. and Evelyn Sawyer of Billingham, Mass.; six nieces and nephews, Shirley McDougall of Georgetown, Fred Wazylkowski of Dover, Michael Wazylkowski of Dover, Sandy Crowe of Dover, Robert Wazylkowski of Bowers Beach and B.J. Tryon of Rehoboth Beach.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, in the Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery, Camden.
Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901.
Doris J. “Dottie” Dayton,
owned Crab Pot
Doris J. “Dottie” Dayton, 78, formerly of Hoopers Island and presently of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, July 22, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Prospect, Ky.
Born on March 12, 1927 at Hoopers Island, Dorchester County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Capt. Wilbur and Mildred Irene Tall Flowers.
On January 15, 1945 she married Robert G. Dayton.
During World War II she worked in Baltimore, Md. at the Social Security Administration.
For most of her working life she was the co-owner with her husband of The Crab Pot Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.
Dottie was proud to be from “The Island” and enjoyed returning whenever she could. She spent most of the time at her homes in Rehoboth Beach and Satellite Beach, Fla.
Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Robert G. Dayton of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Darlene D. Figel and her husband Walt of Castle Rock, Colo. and Sandra D. Rawlins and her husband John of Prospect, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Wallace of Cockeysville, Md., Anna Brotemarkle and her husband David of Melbourne, Fla.;, five grandchildren, Scott Bickell of Seattle, Wash., Andrew Figel of Denver, Colo., Bridgett R. Strickler and her husband Stuart of Goshen, Ky., Angela R. Wetherton and her husband Lee also of Goshen, Ky., John C. Rawlins III and his wife Laura of Louisville, Ky; four great-grandchildren Reece Wetherton, Nora Wetherton, Caitlin Strickler and Bethany Strickler.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Wednesday, July 27th at Noon at Hosier Memorial United Methodist Church, Fishing Creek, Md. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Joseph Kelly. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Dayton’s memory to Hosier Memorial U.M. Church, c/o Mrs. Priscilla K. McGlaughlin, P.O. Box 41, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
Ella V. Donovan,
Ella V. Donovan, 82, of Milton died Sunday, July 24, 2005, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Donovan had been a seamstress for Milton Manufacturing Co., in Milton for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Emma Lofland Lawson; her first husband, Uhland Johnson Sr.; and her second husband, John P. Donovan.
She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Ukie Jr. and Connie Johnson of Milton; a sister, Hattie McBroom of Lafayette, Ind.; a brother, William Lawson of Milton; two grandsons and their wives, Ukie III and Dawn Johnson and Jimmy and Jill Johnson; five great-grandchildren, U.J. Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Nate Johnson and Joey Frederick Johnson; and two stepchildren, Donald Johnson and Dottie Dukes.
Services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, in Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery, Milton.
Dr. Walter Zane Collings,
Dr. Walter Zane Collings Sr., 70 of Newark, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, in Elkton, Md.
A native Delawarean, Dr. Collings was born in Lewes on July 9, 1935. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Delaware. He was a research engineer with the Department of Defense, retiring from the Pentagon in 1992. A genealogy enthusiast, Dr. Collings was a member of the Historical Society of Cecil County and the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia L. “Ginger” Nacrelli; three children, Kelley Wood Collings of Philadelphia, Pa, Walter Zane Collings Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Saginaw, Mich. and C. Vance Collings and his wife, Erin, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his father, Walter A. Collings of Millsboro; his sister, Shirley Maloney and her husband, James, of Rehoboth Beach; five grandchildren, Qudsiyyah, Aaliyah, Charlie Zane, Carter Zane and Kaya; and a niece and nephew, Stacie and Mark.
The funeral services will be held privately.
Contributions are suggested to the Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Dorothy D. Brown,
Friends School worker
Dorothy D. Brown, 81, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Claymont, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Lewes Convalescent Center with family by her side.
She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School and Goldey Beacom College. She was last employed by Friends School of Wilmington, in the Guidance Department. Dot was preceded in death by her husband of more than 55 years, George A. Brown Sr. and her brother, Robert W. “Bud” Day.
She is survived by her son, George A. Brown Jr. and his wife, Sonia, of San Jose, Calif.; and her daughter, Judith B. Talley and her husband, Gerald, of Rehoboth Beach. She was grandmother to three granddaughters, Kristine Talley of Rehoboth Beach and Serena and Lindsey Brown of San Jose, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Wendel of Ojai, Calif. Dot was a dedicated member of Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church in Wilmington for 65 years. She was very active in United Methodist Women, serving as president and also taught Sunday school for many years. Dot was a Girl Scout leader in Claymont during the 1960s. Upon moving to Rehoboth Beach, Dot joined Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and being a part of United Methodist Women, Bible Study, Prayer Group and Book Club. A memorial service will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church in August. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Hillcrest & Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19801 or Bethel Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958.
Dorothy Jackson Holston,
Groome piano player
Dorothy Jackson Holston, 90, of Lewes, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.orn in Brookview, Md., Mrs. Holston was the daughter of the late Augusta Lee and Mary Frances Jackson. Mrs. Holston was a homemaker. She was an active member of Groome United Methodist Church, where she played the piano for 23 years. She was a past member of the Eastern Star, Mizbah Chapter #64 in East New Market, Md.rs. Holston is survived by a daughter, Sandy Hunsicker and her husband, George, of Lewes; a son, John E. Holston Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Hebron, Md.; and stepdaughter, Jacqueline Fooks and her husband, Lee, of Seaford. She is also survived by three grandchildren, George Hunsicker Jr., Gina McClanahan and Thomas Holston; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, Eric Fooks and Rodney Fooks; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Holston was predeceased by her husband, John Edward Holston Sr.; and one great-grandson, Jeremy Joseph McClanahan.
The funeral service will be held Friday, July 22, at Groome United Methodist Church, Savannah Road, Lewes, at 11 a.m. The Rev. William Hopkins will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bethel United Methodist cemetery, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Groome United Methodist Church Music Department, PO Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.
Sarah T. Gorekci,
Sarah “Sally” Elizabeth Tompkins Gorecki, 70, of Lewes, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at her residence.
Mrs. Gorecki was born Jan. 26, 1935 in Penns Grove, N.J., the daughter of the late Paul Tompkins and Geneva Ray Wood Tompkins Hartnett of Milford.
Mrs. Gorecki moved to Lewes 10 years ago with her husband. She was a homemaker who loved to read; she was a member of St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church and she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of almost 49 years, John Gorecki; two sons, John Gorecki and his wife Eileen of New Castle, and Michael Gorecki and his wife Alanna of Middletown; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Gail Cunningham and JoAnn Hite, both of West Virginia; and her brother, Edward Hartnett of Dover.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 22, 11 a.m., at St. Jude The Apostle Church, on Route 1 just north of Five Points, where friends may visit one hour prior to the Mass; Father Jim Hreha will be the officiant.
Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery
Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve, Attn: Toys for Tots, 3920 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.
Lawrence P. Isaacs,
Lawrence P. “Larry” Isaacs, 87, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, July 18, 2005, in his home with his family present.
Mr. Isaacs was born June 27, 1918, in Bridgeville, son of the late Edgar F. Sr. and Delema Wilson Isaacs.
He was a farmer, and his training for this occupation started in his early years. He arose hours before school as a youth to help milk the family’s cows, and then delivered the milk via mule-drawn wagon to the 500-some families in the Greenwood area. He and his brother, Penn, formed a business partnership with their father, Edgar F. Isaacs & Sons, growing corn, selling strawberry plants and raising purebred Hampshire hogs and broiler chickens. Later, they grew asparagus, which required handcutting then, and also grew peas and lima beans for the Campbell Soup Co. Their success was greatly attributed to several loyal, longtime employees.
He was a lover of nature, travel, golf and attending University of Delaware football games. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and his friends consistently described him as “a true gentleman.”
Mr. Isaacs was a lifelong Methodist. He was a member for more than 50 years of the Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, and most recently was attending the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. He was a member for decades of the Milford Lions Club and was a member of the Shawnee Country Club in Milford and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. He and his wife were volunteers for more than 10 years, delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound patients in the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes areas even into their mid-80s.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian I. Martin; and two brothers, Simeon Pennewill “Penn” Isaacs and Edgar F. Isaacs Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dorothy M. Isaacs; three daughters, Kay I. Greene of Lincoln, Susan C. Isaacs of Milton and Beth Isaacs of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren, Bernhard L. “Ben” Tebbens and Bonnie T. Twilley, both of Lincoln; and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin I. Tebbens of Milford, Brian M. Twilley of Newark and Amanda N. Twilley of Lincoln.
Celebration of Life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford, where friends may call from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Burial will be in the Milford Community cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, Georgetown Professional Park, Suite 107, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to Meals on Wheels Delaware, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
Granville Burton Stewart,
Granville Burton Stewart, 64, of Lewes died Sunday, July 17, 2005, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 64.
Mr. Stewart was born June 22, 1941, in Lewes, son of the late Louis and Helena Parker Stewart.
He was a 1959 graduate of William C. Jason High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Delaware State College in 1964.
Mr. Stewart served honorably from 1965 to 1968 in the U.S. Army, a portion of which he spent in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service and the Good Conduct medals.
Upon returning home, he began his professional career in education starting in the Laurel School District for one year. He then went to the Cape Henlopen School District where he retired after 18 years.
He was an avid reader and history buff and enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Stewart was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10638 and a 30-year member of the American Legion Post 17 in Lewes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Zona and Jose Saez of Milford and Tamika Stewart of Newark; two grandchildren, Jordan Saez and Journey Saez, both of Milford; two sisters, Sarah Stewart and Antoinette Handy, both of Lewes; a brother and a sister-in-law, Kenyon and Norvis Parker of Frederick, Md.; his former wife of 22 years, Louise Maull; and a host of nieces, and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, in the Friendship Baptist Church, West 4th Street, Lewes.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, S. Atlantic Division, P.O. Box 472, New Castle, DE 19720. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Millsboro.
Thomas J. Radzius,
General Motors employee
Thomas J. Radzius, age 66 of Middletown and Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Mr. Radzius was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2, 1939, son of the late John and Marie Szymoniak Radzius. A member of UAW Local #435, he was employed with General Motors at the Boxwood Road site in Wilmington, retiring in 1993 after 29 years of service. In his leisure time Mr. Radzius greatly enjoyed gardening, trips to the beach, and, most especially, crab fishing with his beloved grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marlane S. Weismiller Radzius; four daughters, Karen L. Zaremba and her husband, Ed, of Bear, Denise L. Boyles and her husband, Randy, Lynnette R. Baker and her husband, Jim, and Ladawn M. Barba and her husband, Vince, all of Middletown; three sisters, Dorothy Napolitana of Pittsburgh, Patricia O’dato of Jefferson Hills, Pa. and Helen Metro of Lewes; and seven grandchildren, Alyssa Barba, JT Baker, Julia Barba, Joshua Boyles, Amanda Baker, Sarah Zaremba and Megan Boyles.
Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Interment will be in All Saints cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Rd., Ste. 1, Newark, DE 19711.
John T. Elliott Sr.
John T. Elliott Sr., 87, of Bridgeville, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 1, 1917 son of the late William and Naomi Clark Elliott.
Mr. Elliott served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corp, first in China and then in the Pacific Theatre, World War II. He was a dairy farmer in Frederica for seven years then an agricultural farmer until 1998. While farming, he also was employed with the Department of Agriculture in Georgetown. He loved playing card games and Dominoes, and he was an avid reader of mysteries and western books.
Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife Sarah Conaway Elliott; two daughters, Barbara Truitt and her husband Arnold and Janet Scarborough and her husband Lewis, all of Georgetown; two sons, John Thomas Elliott Jr. and wife Maria of Bridgeville and David W. Elliott of Frederica; seven grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mildred West of Laurel, DE.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m., at the Cannon United Methodist Church, Route 18, about three miles west of Route 13, Cannon, with the Rev. Terry Weber Rodriquez officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, 9201 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300, W. Hollywood, CA 90069.