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12 - CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, Jan. 4 - Jan. 6, 25 Obituaries Continued from page 11 26, 1963, in Lewes, son of Darol and Donna Jauken Anderson. He graduated from Sussex Cen- tral High School and received ad- vanced degrees from Delaware Technical & Community College and the University of Phoenix in computer information systems and physics. He also received nu- merous certifications by Mi- crosoft and Novell. Mr. Anderson was the recent owner and operator of Picasso/ware Software and an educator at Delaware Technical & Community college. He was also owner and operator of A&A En- tertainment in the 1990s. He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, building and networking computers, designing software programs, CB radios, reading the Bible and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the High Tide Baptist ChurCh in Ocean View. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wheeler Anderson of Mills- boro, whomhe married Sept. 19, 1992; his parents, Darol and Don- na Anderson of Georgetown; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Sheila Anderson of Frank- ford; a niece, Allison Anderson of Frankford; a nephew, Brooks An- derson of Frankford; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, in Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier, the Rev. Andy Ehlers will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro. Con- tributions are suggested to High Tide Baptist Church, 100 Hudson Road, Dagsboro DE 19939. John C. White, aircraft mechanic John C. White, 81, of Lewes, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. White was born in South Williamsport, Pa. and formerly lived in Folsom, Pa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He had been employed as a me- chanic for Boeing Aircraft Manu- facturing for 20 year s , retiring in 1980. He enjoyed golfing. He had been a member of the Lewes R.C. Club, a local flying club. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Klein) White; a daughter, Barbara Boyd of Folsom; two sot/s and a daughter-in-law, John and Gail White of Warrington, Pa. and Keith White of Levittown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be pri- vate. To send condolences, visit Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Larry S. Marshall Sr., retired from Union 42 LarrY S. Marshall Sr., 62, of Newark, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Christiana Hospital, with his loving family at his side. Mr. Marshall was born May 6,1942, in Wilmington, son of Ed- ward S. Sr. and Jean Marshall. He retired from Local Union 42 after 24 years of employment. He was a member of Corner- stone Methodist Church and served in the Delaware Army Na- tional Guard. He enjoyed surf fishing and the beach. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR rac- ing. His biggest joy was playing with his grandchildren and at nights lounging in his recliner with his dogs, Teddy and Tootsie. He will be sadly missed by his devoted and loving wife of 43 years, Barbara; his mother, Jean Marshall of Millsboro; and his four children, Kimberly Keen and her husband Chance of Newark, Larry Jr. and his wife Karen of New Castle, Michael and his wife Noel of Middletown and his youngest son, David, of Newark; his seven grandchildren, Tara, Chance, Amber, Brian, Lisa, Tyler and Hailey; and his great-grand- daughter, Naezia; his brothers, Edward Marshall Jr. and his wife Peggy of Pike Creek and Kenny and his wife Sally of Wilmington; and his sister, Sandy Byerly and her husband Donald of Pennsyl- vania. Services were held at Beeson MemorialServices, Newark, with burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Contributions are suggested to Cornerstone Methodist Church building fund, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear DE 19701- 2001. Mary C ltolcombe, office manager Mary Catherine Downing Hal- combe, 95, of Milford, died Satur- day, Jan. 1, 2005, in Methodist Manor House, Seaford. Mrs. Holcombe was born in Salisbury, Md., and, moved to Milford with her family in 1912. She had lived in Methodist Manor House since 1997. She was a 1927 graduate of Milford High School and received her degree in history from Western Maryland College in 1931. She was office manager of the family business, N.B. Downing Co. in Milford, for 30 years. She was a founding member and first president of the Milford Historical Society in 1962, seing on the board and as newsletter editor for more than three decades. She was instru- mental in securing the donation of the Parson Thorne Mansion to the Historical Society and overseeing its preservation. She was a found- iag member and chairman of the Milford Landmarks Commission and instrUmental in establishing the Milford Museum and was known as the "Matriarch of Mil- ford History." She acted as chairman of the Review Board for Historic Preser- vation from 1971 to 1983 and was a member of the Historic Preser- vation Fund of Delaware board of directors. She was one of DelawarCs two members of the National Trust for Historic Preser- vation board of advisors. She served on the Governor's Delaware Day Commission and was a member of the board of the Delaware Society for the Preser- vation of Antiquities. She was chairman of the Delaware Ameri- can Revolution Commission, the Milford Ame'cican Revolution Committee and Milford Bicenten- nial Committee. She was a mem- ber of the Daughters of the Amer- ican Revolution for 50 years and served as a state regent and na- tional vice president general. She also organized and was first presi- dent of the Daughters Of Colonial Wars from 1965 to 1968. She was a member of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America and Daughters of American Colonists as well as a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Mil- ford. Among her recognitions was having the Milford Museum name the main gallery the M. Catherine Downing Holcombe Gallery in 1977. She received the Gover- nor's Award for Outstanding Con- tribution the Understanding of Delaware Culture in 1981, the Kent County Tricentennial Com- mission Award of Merit in 1983, the Milford Chamber of Com- merce Outstanding Citizen Award in 1987, the Association of Delaware Historical Societies cer- tificate of appreciation for her vi- sion as founder and mentor in 1988, the Milford Elks Club Out- standing Good Neighbor Award in 1989 and the Small Museums As- sociation of Delaware Hunter- Budey Award of achievement in 1994 and was recognized for her lifetime of service by the Milford Historical Society in 2001. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Burwick Downing in 1969 and Fulton Jackson Downing in 1970; and her husband, Theophilus Moore Holcombe IV in 1994. She is survived by four nieces, Jean McClain of Lincoln, Elaine D. Hawpe of Camden, Joyce Lopez of Davidsonville, Md. and Frances Baker of Lewes; a nephew, Richard Downing of Fort Myers, Fla.; a stepson, Theophilus M. Holcombe V of Bensalem, Pa.; a step great-grand- son, Theophilus M. Holcombe VI; and several great nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Christ Episcopal Church, Need A Special Hol00day GfftL? Find special, really distinctive personal gifts at True Essence in the Rehoboth Mail. Owner Supama Mehra uses the highest quality oils to create unique bath item, from shampoos " and shaving gels to bath salts and candles. Stop by for that special gift for someone scial to 200 N. Church St., Milford. Con- tributions are suggested to the Milford Historical Society or the Milford Museum. Jacqueline Belletti, enjoyed raising dogs Jacqueline Belletti, 40, of Long Neck and formerly of Laurel died of diabetes Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in the home of William Bel- letti. With her former husband, she enjoyed raising and caring for the Maltese dogs that they loved. She is survived by her parents, James Sr. and Lucille Mae Vander Hoeven of Laurel; a daughter, Laurie Jane Lynne Slezak of Mil- lville, N.J.; five sisters, I(at Cay of Laurel, Jane Baldwin of Laurel, Deborah Caraballo of New Jersey, Karen Kendrick of Ohio and Jeanette Woodyard of Ohio; two brothers, Kenneth Vander Hoeven of Laurel and John Vander Hoeven of Ohio; her former husband and best friend, William Belletti; four aunts; two uncles and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, where friends may call at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. New Book Club &[ Dbcu00on Group Join our new Christian book club and discussion group on Jammr7 27. Our staff member, Pastor Doug Short of Rdiance Chtuch Community, will lead the study group. 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