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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 4- MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 23 Obituaries )) Lois Jane Kriwer, Boardwalk Plaza worker Lois Jane Kriwer, 80, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 1932, daugh- ter of the late James B. and Grace Mildred (MacElroy) Siemers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Kriwer Jr. in 2002. Mrs. Kriwer, affectionately known as "Nanny" to one and all, was fun loving and full of life; she never met a stranger. When the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Lois Kriwer Rehoboth Beach opened its doors in the 1990s, Nanny was there and continued to serve "her" clients with a smile and good cheer for 13 years. She loved to dance and met her late husband Robert at a Marine Corps dance; she was a member of the ladies auxiliary, Marine Corps League, Diamond State, for many years. Her favorite movie was "Gone With the Wind" and she was in the audience for opening night in Philadelphia; she held onto her prized movie program for all her life. Nanny always enjoyed a great card game and dice. She was a history buff and avid movie watcher. She was loyal to her family and friends and took great pride in staying in touch by writ- ing letters and calling on the phone. She was a loving and the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many She is survived by her five chil- dren: Susan L. Reed of Lewes, Robert J. Kriwer of Lewes, Kathy A. Martin of Lewes, Gail G. Mullen and husband Jamie of New Castle and Chris E. Kriwer and wife Michelle of Pasadena, Md.; four grandsons: Richard J. Reed of Trevose, Pa., Robert Kri- wer of Jacksonville, Fla., James Kriwer of Pflugerville, Texas, and Gerald May of New Jersey; five granddaughters: Heather Keller of Philadelphia, Molly Jane Mar- tin of Millsboro, Victoria Con- rad-Kriwer, Emerson Conrad- Kriwer and Pilar Conrad-Kriwer all of Pasadena; and four great- grandchildren. A celebration of Nanny's life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu Of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Nanny's name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Lloyd 'Mike' Melvin, commercial artist Lloyd "Mike" W. Melvin, 91, of ' Ocean View, passed away peace- fully Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence. He was born Wednesday, Dec. 14,1921, in Balti- more, Md., son of the late .Clarence T. and Alice (Eagan) Melvin. Mr. Melvin was employed as a commer- cial artist for 40 years; he al- so owned and operated a sign and ad- vertising busi- ness in Lloyd Melvin Crofton, Md. Mr. Melvin served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. Navy for eight years during World War II. Following his military service, he worked as a civilian with the Navy for a period of time. Mr. Melvin was a member of American Legion Post 24, Ocean Mew VFW Post 7234 and he was an avid golfer. He was proud to say that he had a hole in one on every Par 3 at the Crofton Country Club in Maryland. In 1957, he helped de- sign and he built the Augusta Float for President Eisenhower's inauguration. In addition to his parents, Mr. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Mary "Pattty" in 2010; his son John Michael Melvin in 1997; and his son Stephen Melvin in 2011. He is survived by his son MiChael Melvin of Silver Spring, Md.; his daughter-in-law, Lynn Melvin o"f Silver Spring; a step: daughter, Carol Duvall of Silver Spring; two grandchildren: Lloyd W. Melvin III of Rockville, Md., and Mary Kate LeWald and hus- band David of Gaithersburg, Md.; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth LeWald of Gaithers- burg; his brother, Clarence T. Melvin Jr. of Solomons Island,. Md.; and his sister, Betty M, Ro- brecht of Tall Timbers, Md. V A Mass of Christian Burial was ..... ' celebrated Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. :: Anne Catholic Church, 691 :i,ti Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Entombment was held at  Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dags-  boro, following the Mass. m Memorial contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Continued on page 26 i