Ormond L. Andrew Jr.,
inn assistant manager
Ormond L. ďBudĒ Andrew Jr. died of a heart attack Wednesday Oct. 12, 2005 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He resided at Paynterís Mill in Milton.
Mr. Andrew was born and raised in Denton, Md. and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. where he received the George Washington Medal in 1963. Mr. Andrew also attended the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University and later received a masters degree in Music from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Professionally, Mr. Andrew served as the director of admissions for Washington College and as assistant director of admissions for the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was also the assistant manager of the New Devon Inn in Lewes, and had held various positions in the cruise travel industry. He retired in the mid 1990s.
Mr. Andrew was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, as well as the American Guild of Organists of Southern Delaware.
Mr. Andrew moved to Lewes in 1988 and had recently begun spending the winter months in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Blair Crownover; cousins, Margaret Anne Schockley, her children and grandchildren; Paul Dukes and his children and grandchildren; and cousins Doris Brown and Sharon Cortese.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday Oct. 24, at St. Georgeís Chapel near Lewes, located on Beaver Dam Road (Delaware Rt. 23), 5.5. miles from Five Points.
Contributions may be made to Washington College, Chestertown, Md. and to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE.
Charles T. Ray,
circuit board developer
Charles Thomas Ray, 75, of Milton, died Thursday, Oct 13, 2005, in his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Ray was born Dec 26, 1929 in Melrose, Mass., the son of the late Ralph and Eunice Ray.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Cynthia Hilton Ray; four children, Charlene, Barbara, Charles A. and Donna; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
During a distinguished career of 45 years, he worked at MIT with the team developing the first printed circuit boards. He served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and was awarded the Queen of Englandís pin for his advancements in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. He retired from Orbital Science (formally Fairchild Industries) in 1991. Upon retirement he enjoyed traveling the United States for seven years with his wife Cindy in their motor home. They settled in Milton in 2000.
He was a devoted husband and father who gave all he had to the people in his life Ė a truly great man who will always be missed and never forgotten.
Services will be private. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Thomas W. Bush,
Thomas W. Bush, 84, of Lewes, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at home.
Mr. Bush was born in Millsboro, son of the late Charles H. and Clara (Bryan) Bush.
He was a farmer his entire life, most recently with Townsendís of Georgetown, for approximately 20 years. He was a member of the Rehoboth Presbyterian Church of Midway. Mr. Bush was an avid gardener and fisherman, a very caring person and was devoted to his family. He had served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julia Ann Pavalis in 1978, and a brother, Charles Bush, in 2005.
Mr. Bush is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace R. (Sockriter) Bush; a daughter, Patricia (Bush) McNatt of Smyrna; two sons, Thomas D. Bush of Lewes and Virgil Bush of Spanoway, Wash.; two brothers, Leroy Bush of Lewes and Howard Bush of Georgetown; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, with Chaplain Mel Kirk of Compassionate Care Hospice officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Henlopen Memorial Park, Route 1, near Milton.
Contributions are suggested to the Gull House, 38149 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Galen L. Hershey,
retired from AMP Inc.
Galen L. Hershey, 81, of Rehoboth Beach and formerly of Lancaster, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005.
Mr. Hershey was born in Mountville, Pa., the son of the late Stoner and Bertha Shaw Hershey.
He retired from AMP Inc. as a tool and die maker. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a machinistís mate first class aboard the USS Stembel.
He was a charter member of Community United Methodist Church, Lancaster, and a member of the USS Kidd Association Destroyer Squadron.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Hershey, and a grandson, Justin Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty J. Price Hershey; two daughters, Cindy Harper and her husband Thomas Jr. of Leesburg, Va., and Gail Mitchell and her husband Steven of New Providence, Pa.; five grandchildren, Thomas J. Harper III of Pittsburgh, Pa., Brandon Mitchell of Richmond, Va., Lindsay Zacharda and her husband Jamie of Selinsgrove, Pa., Kristin Mitchell of White Marsh, Md. and Jaclyn Harper of Charlotte, N.C.
A Life Celebration was held at the funeral home of Fred F. Goff, Lancaster, Pa., with burial private.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603-9983.
Helen Marie Chandler,
retired from Stockley
Helen Marie Chandler, 69, of Laurel and formerly of Hub Court in Millsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Chandler was born Nov. 29, 1935 in High Point, N.C., to the late Earmon and Estelle Poore Harris.
She worked at Stockley Center in Georgetown as a member of the direct care staff, retiring in 1987 after 23 years.
She attended the Bethel Tabernacle Church of God, Clarksville and the Church of God of Prophecy, Berlin, Md.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Lee Chandler.
She is survived by two sons, Preston Lee Chandler Jr. of Selbyville and James A. Chandler of Laurel; a daughter, Sandra L. Hickman of Millsboro; a brother, Carl Harris of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Isaac Chandler, Janet Chandler, Wanda Chandler, Amy Hickman, Keith Hickman Jr., Trina Chandler and James Chandler Jr.; and 10 children.
Services and burial were private.
The family requests that in order to assist with medical expenses, memorial contributions be sent to Preston L. Chandler Jr., c/o Watson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Millsboro DE 19966.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Joseph P. Casey,
Joseph P. Casey, 25, of Folcroft, formerly of Sussex County, died suddenly Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, in his home.
Mr. Casey was born in Philadelphia, son of Patrick McHugh of Folcroft and Kellianne Casey of Seaford.
He graduated from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, in 1998. He was currently enrolled at The Art Institute of Philadelphia in the culinary program.
Mr. Casey had previously been a cook for the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. He loved to draw, play basketball, loved the beach and was very interested in sharks, loved music and playing pool.
Mr. Casey was a past member of the Seaford Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 1728 and was sometimes called the Mayor of Pot-Nets.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Catherine Malloy Casey.
He is survived by his father, Patrick McHugh of Folcroft; his mother, Kellianne Casey of Seaford; his fiancť», Tasha Hammond of Millsboro; his paternal grandmother, Bernadette Lojewski of Folcroft; a brother, Scott McHugh of Seaford; and a sister, Erin McHugh of Seaford.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Michigan and Fairview roads, Swarthmore, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be private.
The family suggests donations to the funeral home to help offset expenses or to the Folcroft Fire and Ambulance Co., P.O. Box 196, Folcroft PA 19032.
Arrangements by Cavanagh Family Funeral Homes, Norwood.
Ralph E. Fenimore,
Ralph E. Fenimore, 77, of South Bethany Beach, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.
Mr. Fenimore graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1946. He enlisted in the Army and was a veteran of World War II. He later enlisted in the Naval Reserve as a member of the newly commissioned helicopter squadron in Willow Grove, Pa. He married Louise M. Newland in 1951 and started his aviation career at Piasekci, which later became Boeing Vertol.
In 1959 he moved to New Castle where he worked at Atlantic Aviation Corporation, retiring in 1990 after 31 years as manager of modification. He then moved to Bethany Beach where he enjoyed playing golf. He was a social member of the VFW Post in Ocean View and active with St. Annís Catholic Church menís club. He was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Ralph was a loving and generous man and wonderful husband and father.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Ralph and wife, Patricia, of Middletown, Mark and wife, Cathy, of Newark, Paul of Wilmington and Peter and wife, Betty, of Lewes; nine grandchildren, Deanna, Candace, Dustin, Ryan, Brandon, Aaron, Ben, Paul and Shane; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Annís Catholic Church, Bethany Beach. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans cemetery
Memorial contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.
Edward W. Majewski,
Edward Walter Majewski, (Ed Mason), of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, May 30, 2005, of a heart attack at his home. He died after a lengthy battle with diabetes and heart problems.
Edís ashes were scattered by his companion, John Padden, onto the waters of the Delaware Bay Oct. 1.
Edward was born in Woonsocket, R.I. He attended the School of Design and Art in Providence, R.I. and moved to Washington, D.C. in the early 1960s. After many years as a manager, Ed retired from Lone Star Industries, located in Silver Spring, Md.
Edward was preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter and Nellie.
He is survived by his companion, John; his sister, Adele Majewski of Woonsocket; his sister Frances and her husband Maurice Desrosiers of Manville, R.I.; two nieces; two grand-nieces; cousins, Johnís family; and many, many friends both of Washington, D.C. and Rehoboth Beach. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.
Winfield F. Dutton,
Winfield F. Dutton, 92, of Milton, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover.
Mr. Dutton had resided most of his life in Milton and had been a resident of Courtland Manor in Dover since 1988.
He was a labor for a fish factory in Lewes, retiring many years ago.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Charles and Hettie Rash Dutton; a brother, Jesse Dutton; a sister, Faith Dutton; and a dear friend who cared for him, E. Curtis Rash, who passed away in August.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14, from Whiteís Chapel cemetery, Route 1, Milton.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.
Howard A. Walstead Jr.,
served in Iraq campaign
Howard A. ďBudĒ Walstead Jr., 57, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at home.
He served as a C5 loadmaster for the 709th Transport Unit at Dover Air Force Base and had served in Desert Storm, the Iraq Freedom Campaign, Hurricane Andrew Relief and Presidential Support Staff and remained a master sergeant in the Air Force Reserve.
He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Milton, serving as trustee; the American Legion Post 20 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2316. Bud enjoyed carpentry and mechanical work.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard A. Walstead Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bonnie L. Donovan Walstead; a daughter, Michelle Walstead and her fiancť, Matthew Lewis of Lincoln; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Laurie Walstead of Chesapeake, Va.; his mother, Dorothy Johnson Adams and husband, Roscoe, of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Isaac Walstead and Elijah Lewis; a sister, Denise Walstead of Milton; two brothers, Gary Walstead of Georgetown and Jim Walker of Seaford; and a foster sister, Helen Wilkins of Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15,, at Zion United Methodist Church, Route 16 and Zion Church Road, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton. Burial will be in Zion cemetery, adjoining the church.
The family suggests contributions to the Southern Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947.