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Freeman Hwy. Bridge lights on DRBA agenda By Rosanne Pack With the turn of the calendar, the Delaware River and Bay Au- thority enters the first year of a five-year capital plan, and a long look at the Col. Theodore C. Free- man Highway and Bridge is on that plan's agenda. Speaking for the River and Bay Authority, Jim Salmon said that engineers and other consultants will be investigating the safety and efficiency of the two-mile span of road that includes a bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The Lewes Longneck Parrot Heads re- cently brought public attention to the highway and bridge with a pc- Late obituaries Crystal Lee Carter, Milton homemaker Crystal Lee Carter, age 22, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, of in- juries sustained when she was struck by a car while walking on Sussex 525, east of Bridgeville. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Tyler D. Samuels of Manning, S.C.; her father and stepmother, Jerry Lee and Mary Anna Carter of Milton; her mother, Micky Sisk of Laurel; paternal grandfather, Arthur H. Murphy of Seaford; maternal grandparents, Art and Emma J. Collins of Laurel; half brother, Jerry Lee Carter II of Milton; a half sister, Elizabeth Ann Carter of Milton. Services were held at Hardesy & Sons Funeral Home, Bridgeville, with burial in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Green- wood. Mark A. West Sr., business owner Mark A. West Sr., age 54, of Rehoboth Beach and formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. West graduated from the University of Delaware with a de- gree in agricultural engineering. For over 25 years he was the own- er and president of Condor Tech- nologies of Wyoming. He en- joyed fishing, crabbing and gar- dening. Mr. West was president of the Old Landing Civic Associa- tion of Rehoboth Beach, a mem- ber of the Oak Orchard Riverdale American Legion Unit, the Har- rington Loyal Order of the Moose 534, Ducks Unlimited and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael J. West. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Shirley M. Welch West; a son, Mark A. West Jr. of Wilm- ington; two daughters, Maureen A. Cullen of Wilmington and Cindy L. Flaucher of Turkey; two brothers, Matthew P. West and Eugene M. West, both of Wilm- ington; and three grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at tition that requests night lighting along the bridge. More than 700 people have signed copies of the petition that has been in circula- tion since Coast Day in early Oc- tober. Members of the Parrot Heads point out that death and in- juries have occurred on the bridge at night and they feel that the lack of lighting has been a factor. The non-profit organization adopted the cause of getting night lighting along the highway and bridge as a community project. President of the Parrot Heads, Josh Clendaniel, said the organi- zation will continue to collect sig- natures to show the depth of con- St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, 901 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilming- ton. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105. Robert H. Johnson, retired police officer Robert Hinkley Johnson, age 69, of Baltimore, Md. and a native of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. Mr. Johnson served as a Delaware State Trooper for 14 years and was a U.S. Navy veter- an. He was a member of Ameri- can Legion Post 298, Charlotte Hall, Md. and VFW Post 6508, Rosedale, Md. He is survived by three daugh- ters, Bobbie Mauer of Roanoke, Va., Jackie Shockley of Rehoboth Beach and Kitty Young of Lewes; a sister, Ellen Pugh of Lewes; a brother, Bill Tappan of Rehoboth Beach; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 at Epworth Unit- ed Methodist Church, 20 Balti- more Ave., with the Rev. David Baker officiating. Contributions are suggested to the National Kid- ney Foundation of the DE Valley, 325 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes. cern. "We know it's slightly compli- cated because the highway is un- der the jurisdiction of the River and Bay Authority, but it is also patrolled by the state police and the Lewes police," Clendaniel said. "It's not a matter of avoid- ance, but it just has to be deter- mined who should do what." Salmon said investigating the safety of the bridge is one of many areas that are included in the five- year plan. The plan covers all as- pects of the authority from the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Wilmington to the ferry terminals in Lewes. I Robert F. Kirsche, retired derk Robert F. Kirsche, age 72, of Milford and formerly of Warmin- ster, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, from lung cancer complica- tions in Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. Mr. Kirsche retired in 1986 af- ter 17 years as a receiving clerk with Shop Rite at Food-a-Rama in Freehold, N.J. He was a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford, AARP, Milford Senior Center, Historical Vintage Care Club of Delaware and the Mustang Club of Delaware. He was a veteran of World War II with the Army Medical Corps and a member of VFW Blue Hen Post 6483 in Milford. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eva S. Kirsche; two sons, Robert M. Kirsche of Lewes and Joseph R. Kirsche of Horsham, Pa.; three daughters, Barbara Jr. Catts of Lewes, Beth L. Chambers of Penndel, Pa. and Holly M. Ker- shner of Wilmington; a brother, Edward Kirsche of Lebanon, Pa.; three sisters, Julia Neri and Lillian Hansen, both of Philadelphia and Beatrice Sweitzer of Whiting, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. Services were held at Roger's Funeral Home, Milford, with bur- ial in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. Contributions are sug- gested to Fox Chase Cancer Cen- ter, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111. James Scott Jr., Allen Foods employee James Scott Jr., age 54, of Mil- ton, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, at home of cancer. Mr. Scott had worked at Allen Foods until being disabled in 1996. He is survived by two sons, Donald Scott and Marty Scott, both of Milton; a daughter, Tina Scott of Milton; a brother, Clarence Scott Jr. of Wilmington; and four sisters, Pamela Johnson, Fostine Scott and Myra Holloman, all of Wilmington, and Angela Scott of Atlanta, Ga. Graveside services will be held at I1 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3 at the Delaware Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill Cemetery, Sun- nyside Road, Smyrna. SAVE 700 OVER . --- I I, --- --..i i, i -- m l Get a Free , | Hallmark card| I when you buy any three I Hallmark cards. I Now Iookin for Hallmark on the back of the card is more rewardin than I I ' g g [] _ ever. Because now when you buy 3 Hallmark cards, you get one free. I But hurry. This offer is only good until 1/19/97. So bring Ibis coupon to 1 1 your local l:dgehill Pharmacy now. You know what to look for in a card. 1 i Hallmark. And now look for one free[ . i I Offer expires 1/19/97 while supplies last. limited one free card up to $2.00 value per coupon. Void o  ae Tax not included. Not valid with any other offer. Copies and facimiles I not accepted. [] co, I fill I I IIIIl J I Couple Continued from page 11 from 1968 to 1973. She was a Navy veteran. She and her husband moved to Lewes in 1976 where she was a member of the Friends of the Lewes Public Library, the Sussex Gardeners and the Sussex CounW Medical Auxiliary. The couple is survived by on,e son, Joseph Sherwood Taub off Garner, N.C.; a daughter, ElizaL- beth Taub Dean of SpotsylvaniaL H/MR COLOR IlllIll Va'; and fur grandchildren" Dm  ZOOd I I..  Taub is also survived by a brotherr, Abraham Taub ( Oaldaad, Calkf!. Contributions are suggested to I Beebe Medical Foundation, Sa- ---- VHITMAN OR I vannah Road, Lewes DE 19958. RUSSELL STOVER ' Arrangements are being handled I BOXED CANDY $10.95 OR OVER ic00_l by Parsell Funeral Homes and  / LIIONECOUPONPERIHASCOUPIONSl"/