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Obituaries Capt. Elmer L. Thomas, charter captain teacher Capt. Elmer L. "Capt. Tom" Thomas, age 81, of rural Milton, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. Capt. Thomas was founder and instructor of Tom's charter cap- tain courses, the only " Coast Guard- certified course for charter boat captains in the United States. He graduated from the Uni- THOMAS versity of Maryland, F.B.I. Academy and C.I.A. Academy. He was an in- structor for the Baltimore City Po- lice Academy and retired from the Baltimore City Police after 28 years of service. A veteran of U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps, Capt. Thomas had a boating sports show on tele- vision station WMAR in Balti- more, a radio fishing show on WCAO for four years and a radio show on WYUS in Milford for five years. He was a fishing news writer for the "Delaware Coast Press" for four years and operat- ing many charter boats, as the "Roving Captain". Capt. Thomas was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 108 of Balti- more, Jefferson Masonic Lodge NoA5 of Lewes, Chesapeake Bay Cruising Club, Square and Shield of Delaware, Maryland Rockfish Protective Association, National Association of Marine Educators, American Professional Captains Association, Delaware Boating Council, Delaware Captain's As- sociation of which he was the founder, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Flotilla 12-2 com- mander. He is survived by three nieces, Debbie Lee Corio of Balcamp, Md., Darlene Thomas of Balti- more and Donna Gugliuzza of Perry Hall, Md.; three great nieces, Nichole Thomas, Tina Gugliuzza and Jennifer Gugliuz- za; and one great nephew, Richard Thomas Pimentel of Baltimore. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 at Ep- worth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3 in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions are suggested to the charter captains courses or the Captain Tom's Memorial. Elizabeth N. Bingham, noted volunteer Elizabeth Nichols Bingham, age 90, of Bethesda, Md. and Re- hoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, of congestive heart failure at home. Born in Chicago, Mrs. Bingham moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1933. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady during World War II and a volunteer at the Flo- rence Crittenden Home in Wash- ington, D.C. She was a member of St. Alban'sEpiscopal Church in Washington, where she served as a rector's aide. She had served on the Altar Guild of Washington National Cathedral and was also a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach. She was a member of the Chevy Chase Club, a bridge player and flower arranger. Her husband, Herbert M. Bingham, died in 1960. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Cornelia B. Bloand of Bethesda, Caroline B. Joss of Stonington, Conn. and Cathleen Bingham de Olvera of Mexico; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Wash- ington, D.C. with burial private. A memorial service will be held at a later date at All Saints Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach. Contri- butions are suggested to Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane, Hen- lopen Acres DE 19971. Mildred C. Miller, sales associate Mildred C. Miller, age 84, of Wilmington, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 of heart failure in Manor Nursing and lehabilitation Cen- ter, Pike Creek. Ms. Miller was a sales associate at Wilmington Dry Goods for more than 15 years, retiring in 1970. Prior to that, she worked at Cannery Mushroom Company in Wilmington. She is survived by a daighter and son-in-law, Jean and Winford Heath of Wilmington, with whom she lived; a brother, Francis Mele of Rehoboth Beach and Joseph Miller of Wilmington; three sis- ters, Elizabeth Nolan, Jennie Boulden and Irene Hopewell, all of Wilmington; and three grand- children. Service and burial were private. Contributions are suggested to Catholic Youth Organization, 803 N, Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806 or Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. [aura J. Worst, Rehoboth homemaker Laura J. Worst, age 85, of Re- hoboth Bay Park, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 of heart failure at Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. Mrs. Worst was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cape Henlopen Senior Center and the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George W.; a sister- in-law, Christine Miller Of Dover; and two nieces, Barbara Mowles of Bowie, Md., and Judith Yeager of Montclair, N.J. Services were held at Lewes Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Lula E. Taylor, Lewes homemaker Lula E. Taylor, age 68, of Lewes, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 of a heart attack at home. She is survived by five sisters, Blanche Slater, Pauline Steven- son, and Virginia Taylor, all of Lewes, Minnie Hitchens Of Ango- la Beach and Bertha Littleton of Milton; and two brothers, James Taylor and Edgar Taylor, both of Lewes. Services were held at the Atkins-Lodge Chapel at the Parsell Funeral Home. in Lewes, with burial in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Lewes. John Edward Savage, construction engineer John Edward Savage, age 72, of Milton, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996 of renal failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Savage was a self-em- ployed construction engineer until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Savage, who died in 1994, and by a son, Louis, who CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 3 - January 9, 1997-21 died in 1986. Mr. Savage is survived by three sons, Larry Savage of Milton, Jolmnie Eric Savage of New Jer- sey and Marty Tankert of Mary- land; two daughters, Lillie Scott of Ellendale and Barbara Ann Collins of Mexico; four brothers, Theodore of Grasonville, Md., Robert of Providence, R.I., Hay- ward of Millsboro and June Lee of Washington, D.C.; five sisters, Annie Mae Bull of Seaford, Eliza- beth Showell of New Carrollton, Md., Margaret Cunningham of Washington, D.C., Sally Davis of New Jersey, and Luvenia Freeman of Slaughter Neck; 15 grandchil- "dren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Burial was private. Contributions are suggested to Renal Care Center of Milford, 656-D North DuPont Highway, Milford DE 19963. Elizabeth B. Killen, Dover homemaker Elizabeth Bastian "Bibby '' Killen, age 99, of Dover, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 .of heart failure at Kent General Hospital. Mrs. Killen, a lifelong resident of Dqver, was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, friends and children. She is survived by her great- nephew, James Bastian, Jr., and his wife Charlotte, of Lewes; two great-nieces and their husbands, Catherine and Andy McCullough of Grasonville, Md., and Christine and David Gillan of Lewes; a great-nephew and his wife, Jay and Jennifer Bastian of North Brunswick, N.J.; a great-great niece, Taylor Elizabeth Gillan of Lewes and a great-great nephew, Grant Gillan of Lewes. ,, Services were held at the Tor- bert Funeral Chapel in Dover, with burial in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton. Contributions are suggested to Bethel United Methodist Church Sunday School, West 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958. -- Save -- $00o0 OFF 645-6906 4 Pc. Bedroom Group Contemporary Sofa