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Delaware Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 86

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Date: Saturday, 15 December 2012, at 10:11 p.m.

George L, Waples,
Marine Corps veteran
George Lawrence “Junior” Waples, 69, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mr. Waples was born June 1, 1936, in Rehoboth Beach, son of the late Mary Satchell and Lawrence Waples.
He was a U.S. Marines veteran.
He was employed with the Townsend’s poultry plant in Millsboro.
Mr. Waples was a member of the American Legion and Mount Pleasant Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton Waples and Rueben Satchell.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mae Waples of Rehoboth Beach; his stepfather, Rueben Satchell; two brothers, Leroy Satchell and Frankie Satchell, both of Milton; four sisters, Juanita Wiltbanks of Milton, Joyce Fisher of Slaughter Neck, Merril Torres of Greenwood and Anna Satchell of Dover; an uncle, Jake Tingle of Georgetown; a nephew, Demtruis Waples of Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends; and close friends, Anton Hall, Sheena Frazier, Bobby Hopkins and James Shephard.
Services were held in the Mt. Pleasant Church, Rehoboth Beach, with burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Lewes.
Arrangements by Young’s Funeral Home, Milford.

Earl Lyle Zahler,
retired from Vlasic
Earl Lyle Zahler of Dagsboro, 60, formerly of Boston, N.Y., died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in the home of his father-in-law in Lewes, surrounded by his loving family and pets. He was 60.
Mr. Zahler was born July 25, 1945, in Boston, son of Ethel Zahler and the late Lyle Zahler.
He was a graduate of the State University of New York at Morrisville.
Mr. Zahler served in the U.S. Army, working as a food technologist.
Following an honorable discharge, he began his career in quality assurance at King Cole Foods. He later joined the quality control team at Vlasic Foods in Millsboro, where he worked until health issues forced his retirement in 1995.
While working at Vlasic Foods, he met and married his soulmate Robin. The two were inseparable and spent many happy hours caring for their pets, shopping, and antiquing. He will be remembered as a gentle, kind and loving individual who was a friend to everyone he met. Despite challenging health issues, he was quick to offer a winning smile and an offer of help to all who knew him.
Mr. Zahler’s hobbies included participating in pig roast, vintage cars (particularly MGs), NASCAR, water gardening, and surfing the Internet. A great animal lover, he will be sadly missed by his many birds, cats, and dogs. When his health permitted, he delighted in taking his favorite dog “Gilka” to a local nursing facility to share his love of animals with others.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Betty Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Robin Zahler of Dagsboro; his mother, Ethel Zahler of Edinboro, Pa.; his father-in-law, Thomas R. Johnson of Lewes; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Warren and Lucy Zahler of Columbia, Mo., Carl and Shirley Zahler of Spring Arbor, Mich., and James and Deb Zahler of Edinboro; a sister and a brother-in-law, Margaret “Meg” and Anthony Bonasera of Wading River, N.Y.; five nephews, four nieces, and a host of additional family and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. The Rev. Douglas S. Albert, Delaware Hospice chaplain, will officiate.
Burial will be held privately in the Gate of Heaven cemetery, Dagsboro.
Contributions are suggested to the Georgetown SPCA, 22918 Dupont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Gretta Dolson,
worked for MBNA
Greta “Sissy” Kampmann Dolson, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, surrounded by her family.
Born in Wilmington, Mrs. Dolson was the daughter of the late William and Greta (Veasey) Kampmann.
She worked for MBNA for the past 12 years in various positions at many sites.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, F. Bud Dolson; her daughter, Barbara Sullivan of Wilmington; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan and Megan. Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara “Boots” Purdham of Wilmington, Helen McCallister of Lewes and Jean Janvier of Wilmington; and two brothers, William Kampmann of Wilmington and Dinny Kampmann of Millsboro.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington, where visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints cemetery, Wilmington.
Contributions are suggested to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808.

Joseph P. Donato,
export administrator
Joseph P. Donato, 87, of Lewes and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. and Trenton, N.J., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at the home of a granddaughter.
He was a retired export administrator for Luria Brothers and Ogden Steel in New York City. He served the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth V. Caleo Donato; a brother, Alfred Donato; and two sisters, Marie Castoria and Marion DiMario.
He is survived by two sons, John A. Donato of Lewes and Joseph P. Donato of Broomall, Pa.; a daughter, Maria E. Donato of West Chester, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alita Cinncinata, Eleanor DiMarco, Vivian DiMario and Norita Donato, all of South Philadelphia; four brothers, Gerald Donato and Carl Donato, both of New Jersey, Arthur Donato of Wayne, Pa. and Richard Donato of Drexel Hill, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:15 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at Saints Simon and Jude Church, Rt. 3 at Rt. 352, West Chester, Pa. Immediately following the Mass all are invited to a luncheon at Edgmont Country Club, 5180 West Chester Pike which will be followed by the 2:30 p.m. burial in Birdsboro cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Children’s Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave. Lewes DE 19958.

Millie Plunkett
Whitson owner
Mildred Mary “Millie” Plunkett, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 at her home in Rehoboth Beach.
Born in Phoenixville, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Francis Shine and Augusta Benkoski Shine. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Plunkett; and her son, Robert O. “Bobby” Plunkett, also of Rehoboth Beach.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Owen Plunkett. Also surviving is a brother, John Shine, and a sister, Rose Donnelly, both of Phoenixville; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Plunkett had formerly been employed with Denny-Reyburn in West Chester, Pa.
She was the owner and operator with her husband of the Whitson rooms and apartments and Bob’s Bike Rentals in Rehoboth Beach.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m., at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. A private interment will be held at the Delaware Veterans cemetery near Millsboro for the family. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Ralf W. Cochran,
director of personnel
Ralf W. Cochran, 81, of Millsboro and formerly of Georgetown, Ct., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was the director of personnel for the Gilbert and Bennett Manufacturing Company in Georgetown, Ct., retiring in 1991 after 25 years of service. Prior to that he was a co-pilot for RCA, flying their executive plane.
Mr. Cochran was a member of the East Norwalk Connecticut Yacht Club, past master of the Masonic Ark Lodge 39, A.F.&A.M. and a member of American Legion Post 28, Oak Orchard-Riverdale. His hobbies included collecting World War II airplanes and he was an avid golfer and yachtsman who held a private pilot’s license since 1945.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith Ross Cochran; two daughters, Gail Cochran DeFrancesco of Norwalk, Ct. and Randie Cochran Meyer of Amherst, N.H.; a brother, John M. Cochran of Easton, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Cochran Foster of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Amy Sue Eichberger and Nikolas Ralf Meyer; and two great-grandchildren, Raeanne Eichberger and Ayala Meyer.
Services and interment will be private. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center, 625 West Ridge Pike, Suite A100, Conshohocken, PA. 19428 or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Rodney A. Halanick,
Lewes resident
Rodney A. Halanick of Lewes and formerly of Riverdale and Stevensville, Md., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005.
Mr. Halanick was the beloved husband of Deborah Halanick; loving father of Michele and Kevin Geisbert and Adrienne Halanick; stepfather of Michael and Kristy and Jennifer Dionisio; grandfather to Bailey, Nathan and Owen Geisbert. He is also survived by a sister, Rhonda L. Kelly. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helene Halanick.
Friends may call at American Legion Post 269, Kent Island, Stevensville, Md., between 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. Mass will be offered at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, Chester, Md. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.
Contributions are suggested to The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Development Office, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, 401 North Broadway, Suite 1100, Baltimore MD 21231.11/15/05

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Chupek,
homemaker
Elizabeth “Betty” Chupek, 77, of Denton, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in her home.
Mrs. Chupek was born in Central City, Pa., daughter of the late Michael Gardosik and Elizabeth Kocurek Gardosik. She had lived in Denton since 1967, coming from Silver Spring, Md. and later, Laurel.
She was a homemaker and spent a lifetime raising children. She liked to sew and loved her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Chupek; a grandson, Donnie Nagel; and 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Michael V. Chupek of Denton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joan M. Nagel of Denton and Carol T. and Pete Schwartzkopf of Rehoboth Beach; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael J. Chupek of Denton, Edward J. and Betsy Chupek of Cambridge, Md. and John S. and Sue Chupek of St. Michaels, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Brandi Townsend and her fiance, Brock Hutchison, Scott Townsend and his finance, Alex Russo, Stacey Schwartzkopf, Scott Schwartzkopf, Lisa Nagel and her partner Mindy Harding, David Chupek, Nicholas Chupek, Brian Chupek, Michael Chupek, Hank Chupek, Sienna Chupek, and Sequoia Chupek; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Nagel and Reilly Hutchison; and her caregivers at the Caroline Hospice Foundation.
Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans’ cemetery, Beulah.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.

Charles L. Warren,
“Buddy”
Charles L. “Buddy” Warren, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna P.; and a son, Edward L. Warren.
He is survived by two daughters, Cathy M. Liza of Jacksonville, Fla. and Marion C. Fox and husband, Frank, of Wilmington; his sons, Steven T. and his wife, Dawn Warren, and Charles Warren, both of Wilmington; his brothers, Charles Warren of Wilmington, James Warren of Elsmere and William J. Warren and his wife, Helen, of Rehoboth; his sisters, Rose Marie Baffone and Jane A. Warren, both of Wilmington; and his grandchildren, Christina Liza-Brown, To’mas Liza, Christopher Warren and Geoffrey Fox.
Services were held at the John F. Yasik Funeral Home, Wilmington, with burial will be private.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

Greta Dolson,
worked for MBNA
Greta “Sissy” Kampmann Dolson, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, surrounded by her family.
Born in Wilmington, Mrs. Dolson was the daughter of the late William and Greta (Veasey) Kampmann.
She worked for MBNA for the past 12 years in various positions at many sites.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, F. Bud Dolson; her daughter, Barbara Sullivan of Wilmington; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan and Megan. Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara “Boots” Purdham of Wilmington, Helen McCallister of Lewes and Jean Janvier of Wilmington; and two brothers, William Kampmann of Wilmington and Dinny Kampmann of Millsboro.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington, where visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints cemetery, Wilmington.
Contributions are suggested to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808.

Franklin Lloyd Cordrey,
master wood worker
Franklin Lloyd Cordrey, 67, of Lewes, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Mr. Cordrey was born Oct. 21, 1938, son of the late Walter and Audrey Cordrey.
He had been employed by the Department of Corrections in Georgetown, DE for 26 years, retiring from there in 1987. He then owned & operated Cordrey Cabinet and Welding Inc. in Angola, from 1988 until 2004. He was a master wood worker. Mr. Cordrey was a member of the CHEER Center and the Asbury United Methodist Church, both of Georgetown.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Lynn Cordrey.
Mr. Cordrey is survived by his wife Hazel (Johnson) Cordrey; two daughters, Tabatha Montgomery of Selbyville, and Crystal, address unknown; a stepdaughter, Lin Brown of Georgetown; an adopted son, Carl Day of Georgetown; two stepsons, Alton Edward Joseph of Harbeson and David Lee Joseph of Millsboro; and a grandson, Lane Montgomery, of Selbyville, In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter Katherine Lynn Cordrey.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, with Rev. Marie Nordberg officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Conley’s Chapel cemetery, Angola.
Flowers will be accepted.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

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