Damien Wayne Bailey,
Raylin Marie Bailey,
Damien Wayne Bailey of Milford died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, and his twin sister, Raylin Marie Bailey of Milford, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital, Newark. They were infants.
They are survived by their parents, Richard A. Bailey II and Dawn M. Melson of Milford; a brother, Robert W. Bostic Jr. at home; their maternal grandparents, Linda Adams of Rehoboth Beach and Ernest A. Jr. and Angel L. Melson of Georgetown; their paternal grandparents, Marian Vine of Laurel and Gregory L. and Diane Johnson of Rehoboth Beach; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Carey's cemetery, Conaway Road, Millsboro. Pastor Don Sylversten will officiate.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Paul W. Dunstan Sr.,
Ray Mart retiree
Paul W. Dunstan, Sr., 79, of Millsboro and formerly of Manheim, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
‘He was born in Allentown, Pa., the son of the late Paul and Myrtle Dettera Dunstan.
He was a retired employee of Ray Mart in Manheim and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy See Bees.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael James Dunstan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Alma Knier Dunstan; three sons, Paul Dunstan Jr. and wife Brenda, Russell Dunstan and wife Ginger, and David Dunstan and wife Lisa; a brother, James Dunstan; a sister, Dottie Peters; a grandson, John Paul Dunstan; three granddaughters, Hilary Dunstan, Tiffany and Amber Arseneau; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Bishop.
Services will be private. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services of Long Neck.
Sara K. Stubblefield,
retired from AMP Inc.
Sara Kathryn “Sally” (Stewart) Stubblefield, 82, of Long Neck and formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, after a long illness.
Mrs. Stubblefield was born in Loysville, Pa. and grew up in Harrisburg. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Upon retiring from AMP Inc. in 1983, she and her husband Harold moved to Long Neck.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harold Stubblefield; her two children, Randi Halavazis of Herndon, Va. and Jeff Stubblefield of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Alexi Halavazis and Allison Stubblefield; and her sister, Beverly Stewart of Middletown, Pa.
Services were private.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Frederic J. Folly,
Frederic J. Folly, 59, of Lewes, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Harbor Health Care after a brief illness.
Mr. Folly had been a custodian.
Mr. Folly was born Dec. 24, 1945, in Lancaster, Pa. to the late John L. Folly and Olga (Hladky) Folly of Lewes.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Lawrence Folly of Lancaster; and two nieces, Nadine Porman and Stacey Ray.
Services were private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Lewes.
Sarah C. Savage,
retired from Shorgood
Sarah Cirwithian Savage, best known as “Mom Sarah,” departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years young.
This matriarch was born to the late Robert and Elizabeth Cirwithian on Jan. 26, 1917.
She attended public schools in Milton and Lewes.
She retired after many years of working with Shorgood (Perdue) in Milford.
She enjoyed many hobbies, including reading the Bible, gardening, baking and caring for her grandchildren.
She was especially known for her chicken and dumplings and award-winning apple and sweet potatoe pies.
She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Milton, where she was a devoted member of the Missionary Society, Pastor’s Aide Committee, Stewardess, Senior Choir, Lay Organization and head of the culinary committee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her five sisters: Flossie, Virginia, Susie, Dorothy and Wilma; three brothers: Charles, Robert and James; a brother-in-law, Charles; a son, Allen; and two grandchildren, Curtis Davis Jr. and Kathryn Allen.
She leaves to cherish her memories six children, Kathryn Savage of Milton; Beverly Savage of Bridgeville; William Savage of Milton; Robert Savage (Maxine) of Milton; Sally Davis (Curtis, Sr.) of Slaughter Neck; and Virginia Nock (Charles) of Millsboro; 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. She is also cherished by one sister, Marie Cirwithian of Milton; two brothers-in-law, John Bradley of Millsboro and Kendall Hopkins Sr. of Milton, an aunt, Mary Frances Crawford of Wilmington and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Sarah’s home-going celebration will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, where friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Milton.
Deborah Jean Smith,
Deborah Jean “Debbie” Smith, 43, of Harrington passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 8, 1961, in Wilmington.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, mother and never-ending caregiver. She enjoyed life and loved her family deeply.
She was preceded in death by her father, Travis E. Griffith
She is survived by her mother, Doris Faulkner of Harrington; her husband, David H. C. Smith Sr. of Harrington; a son and a daughter-in-law, David H.C. Jr. and Nikki Smith of Harrington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sherrie Ukanwa of Harrington, April and Mike Caldwell of Harrington and Shelly and Gene Paulino of Middletown; four brothers, Travis Griffith of Wilmington, Dennis Griffith and George Griffith, both of Dover and Mark Griffith of Milford; three sisters, Carol Galle of Rehoboth Beach, Nancy Griffith of Wilmington and Brenda Griffith of Fla.; eight grandchildren, Felisha Alexander and Anthony Alexander, both of Harrington, Ruthine Griffith of Felton, Michael Caldwell and Naythin Caldwell, both of Harrington, Steven Paulino, Alexis Paulino and Austin Paulino, all of Middletown.; and a son, Ralph O’Day of Smyrna
Funeral services were held in the Trader Funeral Home Inc., Dover. Burial will be private
Contributions are suggested in care of Trader Funeral Home Inc., 12 Lotus St., Dover, DE 19901.
Mary R. Realey
Mary R. Realey, 84, of New Castle, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at her home.
Born in Wilmington on Jan. 10, 1921, Mrs. Realey was the daughter of the late Calvin Bearman and Leola Doughten Bearman. She was employed for many years as the cafeteria manager at William Penn High School. A member of the Red Hat Society, Mrs. Realey also enjoyed sewing, traveling and playing cards with her friends at the Howard Weston Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Realey, in 1987; and three sisters, Constance Bartlett, Catherine Montgomery and Florence Stackler.
She is survived by three sisters, Dorothy McColgan of Severin, Md., Della Rogers of Rehoboth and Norma Young of Newark.
Services were held in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Interment followed in the adjoining memorial park.
Contributions are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 10920 Connecticut Avenue, Ste. 1600, Kensington, MD 20895-1600.
Lillian R. Dunham,
Lillian R. Dunham, 87, of Millsboro and formerly of Bradford, Pa., passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Selbyville, Monday, Oct. 3, 2005.
She was born in Export, Pa., the daughter of the late Wilson and Rowena Bell Walter Remaley.
Lillian was a retired secretary for the Witco Oil Company of Bradford.
Lillian relocated to Sussex County in 2002 and very much enjoyed spending time with her friends in the Millsboro Senior Center, Millsboro Senior Bowling League and Millsboro Bridge Club.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Dunham; and two daughters, Connie and Susan.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia R. Dunham of Selbyville; and four grandchildren, Jill, Craig, Bridget and Eric.
Services will be private with interment in Bradford, Pa.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 201B West DuPont Hwy., Millsboro DE 19966.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro.
Lena B. Seely,
O.A. Newton employee
Lena B. died peacefully at the home of her daugher in Greenwood, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005.
Seely was born October 1, 1923 in Lincoln, to Charles and Minerva Bethard.
Lena was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Clifton Stuart Seely, her sister, Althea Dickerson of Milton; and her brother, Ross Bethard, of Ohio.
She is survived by her son Michael Seely of Greenwood; and two daughters, Jeanette Seely of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Faye Faraone of Greenwood; two sisters-in-law, Alma Smith of Plantation, Fla. and Bernice Brittingham of Laurel. There are also 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many valued family and friends.
Lena worked for about 25 years at O.A. Newton and Sons in Bridgeville where she substituted on the switchboard at the main office, then worked in the appliance department.
She appreciated both co-workers and customers met over the years.
Clifton and Lena spent 60 years on the Seely family farm growing crops, garden vegetables and welcoming extended family for frequent visits. Lena enjoyed family, sewing and gardening. She was a member of Todd’s Church and the Methodist Women’s Group for many years. Lena later attended services with an independent Christian group where she grew in relationship with her Savior.
We will all miss her prayers and special encouragements from her kitchen while rejoicing in her homecoming celebration with the Lord.
Funeral Services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, with the Rev. Dr. Everett C. Isaacs officiating. Interment wias at St. Johnstown cemetery, Greenwood.
Billy Spearman, 52, of Milton died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in his home.
Mr. Spearman was born Jan. 12, 1953, in Baltimore. He lived in Smyrna before moving to Milton 20 years ago.
He had been employed as a cell repairman with the former Occidental Chemical Co. in Delaware City for 23 years.
Mr. Spearman, in his younger years, was the lead singer for the rock group, the Hush Puppies, which played in various clubs in the Baltimore area. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles fan. He coached his sons Little League baseball teams in Milton and enjoyed fishing and taking his dog Ford for a ride.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce (Reed) Spearman; two sons, Sean C. Brooks and Donnie P. Brooks, both of Milton; two sisters, Grace Moon of Baltimore and Marsha Ahmed of Wilmington; and two grandchildren, Briley M. Brooks and Owen B. Brooks.
Services were held in Short Funeral Services, Milton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1151 Walker Rd., Suite 202, Dover DE 19904.
Lt. Robert J. Forenski,
retired State Trooper
Lt. Robert J. Forenski, 66, of Hockessin, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Christiana Hospital.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to the late Mary and Jacob Forenski.
Bob was a retired Delaware State Policeman and the president of the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) State Lodge, the Trooper’s Coalition and a graduate of the FBI Academy. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Bob retired from the Delaware State Police in 1983, then worked for Delaware Park Racetrack and the Division of Motor Vehicles until his illness. Bob was an avid poker player.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia (Fabiucci) Forenski; a daughter, Ginger Baker of Rehoboth Beach; a son, Robert Jr. and his wife, Paula; a brother, James and his wife, Lynda; and a sister, Janet Hughes and her husband, Lonnie, all of Wilmington. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Krista Baker of Marco Island, Fla.; Robbie, Jacob, Michael, Mary and Jessie Forenski, all of Wilmington; and one great granddaughter, Riley Silvestri of Marco Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church with burial in St. Patrick’s at Ashland cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Bob’s memory to the Delaware State Police Museum, 1425 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.