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Obituaries Continued from page 57 Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Bridgeville, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Associa- tion, 100 W. 10th Street, S0ite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Bridgeville. Elma F. Roy, co-owned Roy's Electric Elma E Roy, 94, of Cheswold, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, in Westminster Retirement Village Health Center, Dover. Mrs. Roy was born June 22, 1909 in Greenwood, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Mary E. Betts Tucker. She was a graduate of Green- wood High School and the Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in Philadel- phia. I She and her late husband, Joseph B. Roy Sr., were owners of Roy's Electric in Cheswold for many years. She was a nurse in the operating room at Kent Gener- al Hospital (now part of Bayhealth Medical Center), Dover, in: the 1930w. Mrs. Roy held life memberships in the Wilmington Manor and Cheswold Volunteer Fire Compa- nies ladies auxiliary. She was! ac- tive in the Cheswottl Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, James R. Roy Sr. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, J. Benjamin Roy Jr. and Sharon Roy of Rehoboth Beach; another daughter-in-law, Nancy Roy of Dover; a foster sis- ter, Roberta Smith of Greenwood; a foster brother, Kenneth Mcll- vain of Bridgeville; six grandchil- dren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Trader Funeral Home, Dover, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover. Contributions are suggested to the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company. Rev. Otto R. Spurgat proent pastor The Reverend Otto R. Spurgat, 92, Pastor Emeritus of The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, died on Dec. 30, 2003, at Har- bor Healthcare Center in Lewes, after a long illness. " He and his wife Margaret resided in Sandy Brae in Lewes since SPURGAT 1979. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 1911, Rev. Spurgat graduated from Con- cordia Teacher's College in River Forest, Ill., in 1932. He started as a Lutheran teacher in a one-room schoolhouse with a class of 60 students in 8 grades in Woodburn, Ind., where he met and married One of the few professionals still making house calls. Chris Ryle is one of 8,669 Edward Jones I investment representatives serving individ- ual investors in 50 states. Today, we have more branch offices than any other bro- kerage firm in the country, and we serve more than 6 million individual investors nationwide. Chris is anxious to put his expertise and the extensive resources of Edward Jones to work for you. He'H meet with you at home or at any other conven- ient location that suits your needs. Call Christopher D. Ryle today, 645-7710 I Member SIPC Edwardlones ,.. "-.. Serving Individual Investors Since ]871 the former Margaret Knoblauch in t937. Rev. Spurgat became a teacher and principal at Em- manuel Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, Ind., and also served as organist, choir director, and youth director for the church congrega- tion. After 10 years, the family moved to Indianapolis, where he taught at St. John's Elementary School for two years. Rev. Spur- gat went on to obtain a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan. He was the librarian at Concordia Col- lege, Fort Wayne, from 1947 to 1954 and librarian and professor at Concordia College, Bronxville, N.Y., from 1954 to 1964. Rev. Spurgat studied for the CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Jan. 9 - Jan. 15, 2004 - 65 ministry, was ordained, and was called to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia, N.Y., in 1964 where he served 12 years before retiring at age 65. In 1976, Rev. and Mrs. Spurgat joined the Christian Service Corps and were assigned to the Lutheran Theolog- ical College in Arusha, Tanzania. There, he organized the library of more than 20,000 volumes. While in Tanzania, Rev. and Mrs. Spurgat climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Returning to the United States in 1978, Rev. and Mrs. Spurgat were called to The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach, which worshipped at the VIA Hall on the boardwalk. Under the lead- ership of Re v. Spurgat, thecqn- gregation grew and built a new fa- cility on Bay Vista Road in 1982. Rev. Spurgat retired again in 1988 to become Pastor Emeritus, con- tinuing for a while to direct the church's choir that he had organ- ized during his tenure as pastor. He was also a member of the Ki- wanis Club of Rehoboth Beach, the Library Board, and the Prison Fellowship Ministry. Rev. Spurgat enjoyed music, reading, wood- working, sports, traveling, camp- ing, and his family. In addition to his beloved wife of 66 years. Rev. 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