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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Obituaries Continued from page 65 Anglin of Grand Rapids, and Ella Wittig of St. Joseph, Mich.; son Dr. Robert Spurgat and wife Su- san of St. Joseph, Mo., and their children Lynn Spurgat and Michael Spurgat; daughter Sharon Calhoun and husband Clyde of Stillwater, Minn., and their daugh- ters Debbye (Mrs. Jeffrey) Spang, Susan Calhoun, and Michelle (Mrs. Anthony) Pico; and daugh- ter Carol Borgstrom and husband Howard of Alexandria, Va. and their children Eric Borgstrom and Christine (Mrs. Gregory) Gordon. He also had two great-grandchil- dren, Mason and Chloe Spang. A memorial service will be held for Rev. Spurgat at 11 a.m., Satur- day, Jan. 10, at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the follow- ing charities: The Lutheran Church of Our Savior Memorial Fund; The Lewes-Rehoboth Asso- ciation of Churches, c/o Gladys Kleiss, Treasurer, 23513 Oak Street East, Lewes, DE 19958; or Concordia College, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY 10708-3101. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 Miles Exeter Coverdale, retired state engineer Miles Exeter Coverdale, 92, of The Highlands, Wyomissing, Pa, formerly of Newark and Rehoboth Beach, died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 at his home. Mr. Coverdale was born in Newark on March 1, 1911, and was a graduate of Newark High School where he played football and ran track. A registered profes- sional land surveyor, he had a 40- year career with the state of Delaware. He worked as a civil engineer for the Delaware Depart- ment of Highways and Trans- portation and served for a period of time as the chief maintenance engineer for New Castle County. He retired from the Dover office of the state highway department in 1974. Following his retirement, Mr. Coverdale and his wife, Martha Elliott Coverdale, moved from Newark to Rehoboth Beach, where he was active with the Ki- wanis Club and was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Homeown- er's Association. In 1975, he served a term with the Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners. A devout Episcopalian, Mr. Coverdale had been a parishioner of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Newark and All Saints Episco- pal Church in Rehoboth Beach. In 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Coverdale moved to The High- lands of Wyomissing, where he resided until his death. His wife, Martha, died in 1995. Jan. 9 - Jan. 15, 2004 He was also preceded in death by his parents, Winfield Morrison Coverdale and Maude Rose Coverdale, and two brothers, David and William Coverdale. He is survived by his daughter, Alise C. Rodgers and her hus- band, John D., of Rehoboth Beach; grandson, John D. Rodgers III of Milford; grandson, R. Mark Rodgers and his wife, Amy, of New Berlin, Wise.; great grandson, John D. Rodgers III of Milford; and sisters-in-law, Miri- am Coverdale of Wilmington; and Beulah Coverdale of Millsboro. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at St. George's Chapel, 20322 Beaver Dam Road, near Angola. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Angola. Visitation will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. George's Chapel Building Fund, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. To send condolences, visit www.spicer-mullikinfuneral- homes.com. Charles F. Martin Jr., active in Rehoboth FD Charles Frederick Martin Jr., 64, of Seaford and formerly of Lewes, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Debora Hospital, Brownsville, N.J. Mr. Martin had been a truck driver for Sub- urban Propane, retiring in 1987. He was very active in the Rehoboth Beach Volun- teer Fire De- partment for 36 years and was MARTIN a life member as well as past president and past secretary. He served as past presi- dent of the Delaware State Fire Police Association and the Sussex County Fire Police, and was the current captain of Fire Police Sta- tion 86, Rehoboth Beach. He was also a member of the American Legion in Seaford. He is survived by his wife, Janet Holland Martin of Seaford; a son, John Eric Clifton and his wife Ginger; five sisters, Beverly Mocknis and her husband Edward of Wilmington, Marie Wise and her husband Sam of Wilmington, Linda Wilson and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Jean Murray and her husband Victor of Newark, and Alice Staker and her husband Sid of Kirkwood; three brothers, John Martin and his wife Louise of Newark, Fred Martin and his wife Mete of Tucson, Adz. and William Martin; a grandson, John Jacob Clifton; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, with burial with fireman's honors at Henlopen Memorial Park near Milton. Contributions are suggested to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Sylvia "Grace" Foster, retired from law firm Sylvia "Grace" Foster, 68, of Milton, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Originally from Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Foster had worked for the U.S. Government and the U.S. Marine Corps in general office ad- ministration and later worked for Richelt, Nussbaum and Brown law firm for 25 years. She moved to Delaware in 1984 with her hus- band Kenneth A. "Mickey" Fos- ter, who preceded her in death in 1985 from cancer. She volun- teered for Meals on Wheels for a short period of time after her hus- band's death and worked for Parsell Funeral Homes as a host- ess. She then went to work in 1986 for Second National Bank and remained there until its clos- ing in 1992. She then took a posi- tion with Williams Insurance Agency and remained there until she retired in 2001. She enjoyed her home and loved to be outside feeding the birds, tending flowers and playing with her two cats. She also enjoyed camping and paddle- boating with her grandchildren. G. Harry Papaleo, CPA Michelle R. Pinder, CPA Corporate, Partnership & Individual Tax Services Computer Consulting Business & Individual Tax Planning Business Start-up & Incorporations Business Advisory Services Accounting & Auditing Services Loan Acquisition Assistance Estate & Financial Planning Business Valuations Call for an appointment 302-644-8600 135 Second Street, Lewes, Delaware Serving all three counties with other offices at: 1309 Philadelphia Pike 28 DuPont Highway Wilmington, DE 19809 Smyrna, DE 19977 Visit our website at lm.coln for our newsletter and complimentary use of our"f'mancial tools" section. She was a beloved mother and companion. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Allison Bell and her husband Greg of Seaford; a son, Bert Fos- ter and his wife Linda of Stephen- son, Va.; a sister, Joan Wilburn; and four grandchildren, Becky and Kenny Foster and Scott and Morgan Bell; and her longtime companion, Frank Arms. Services were- held at Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, with burial in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Box 163, Sal- isbury, MD 21803,0163. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. William H. Danyus, former Realtor William H. "Tony" Danyus Ph.D., 51, of Long Neck, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Danyus received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in educa- tional administration from Stress- ford University in London, Eng- land. He was formerly a Realtor with RE/MAX of Rehoboth Beach and most recently Realty Executives of Rehoboth Beach. He is survived by his partner, Gregory Estes, and three brothers, Robert, Mark and Jeffrey. Services and burial were pri- vate. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Robert Harris Murphy, retired accountant Robert Harris Murphy, 83, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Peninsula Region- al Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Murphy had been an ac- countant for Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for 26 years, retir- ing in 1972. He did private ac- counting work after his retire- ment. He was an avid fisherman and boater and a Civil War buff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. He is survived by his wife, Ann D. "Skoblick" Murphy; a daugh- ter, Karen A. Kreiner of Lake For- est, I11.; two sons, Robert A. Mur- phy of Bohemia, Long Island, N.Y. and Douglas J. Murphy of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Alice Gilroy of Auburn Hills, Mich.; a brother, D. William Murphy of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchil- dren. Services were held at St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church, Re- hoboth Beach, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 1151 Walker Road, Suite 202, Dover DE 19901. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Terry Fleming retired A&P butcher Terry Fleming, 70, of Ellendale, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Fleming was born in Har- rington, the son of the late Leon J. and Juanita Jester Fleming. He worked as the butcher man- ager for A&P Foods in Rehoboth and Lewes for 32 years. He was a charter member and past vice president of the Delmar- va Antique Bottles Collectors Assn. He was a member of the Saratoga Bottle Association of New York. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Norma Carey Fleming; two sons, Kevin and his wife Sheila of Ellendale and Keith and his wife, Continued on page 67 ANN BATEMAN LTD. 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