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32 FRIDAY, JANUARY 24- MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 NEWS Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 29 a son: Robert Garner Bennett III and wife Jennifer of Chesapeake Beach, Md.; a daughter: Kristen M. Bennett and husband Bill Berninger of Portland, Ore.; one granddaughter: Maggie Bennett; and a brother: Ronald J. Bennett and wife Linda of Pensacola, Fla. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Jan. 23, at St. Edmond CatholicChurch, 409 King Charles Ave Rehoboth Beach. Interment with military honors immediately followed Mass at Delaware Veterans Me- morial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Edmond Catholic Church, as listed above or to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Martha Beckett 6ray, positive motivator Martha A. Beckett Gray, 72, was born June 4, 1941, to the late Thomas H. and Beatrice B. Beckett. She departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was raised in Nassawadox, Va and received her education from the Northampton County School District. Martha worked all her life up until her illness. She enjoyed be- ing with her family, loved reading the Bible, and praising the Lord. She was a pos- itive motivator with a loving heart Martha attended the Community Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Sea- ford under Martha Gray the leader- ship of Pastor Elder Peter Davis and Assistant Pastor Elder Thornton Pitts. In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her son, Alaska Andrew Beckett; three sisters, Virginia Beckett, Josephine Upshur and Mary E. Cropper; and two broth- ers, Thomas Beckett and Paul Beckett. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Bartola Gray; her children, Alfred (Jan- ice) Beckett of Milton, Bartola (Rodise) Beckett of Georgetown, Lizzie (Oliver) West of Milton, Timothy (Lisa) Gray Sr. of Do- ver, Frances Gray of Milton, Tyrone Gray of Milton, Walter (Ellen) Gray of Milton, and Dan- iel (Cynthia) Gray of Seaford; grandchildren, Amanda West, Oliver West Jr Andreal N. Beck- ett, Jamar B'eckett, Shaunette Trower, Darlene Beckett, Trevon Pressley, Danielle Gray, Timothy Gray Jr Olivia Gray, Shaquean Gray, Dashaun Gray, Daniel Gray Jr Darnesha Gray, Quisean Petit and Troyshawn Petit; two sis- ters, Shirley (Victor) Paynter of Rehoboth, and Magdalene Cox of Milton; and a host of great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and friends. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 500 W. 4th St Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior. Sarah Blake, Perdue retiree Sarah Blake, "Mom" Sarah, 82, daughter of the late Beulah Pitts and AI Wilson, was born in Ac- comack County, Va. May 27, 1931. Sarah departed this life at her home in Frankford Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was educated at Pungote- ague Elementary School and Mary Ann Smith High School in Accomack. She moved to Dela- ware in 1953, where she met and married Prophisry Blake. "Morn" Sarah was employed by NCR (National Cash Register) in Millsboro for 12 years and then Perdue Inc. in Georgetown until her retirement in 1993. Sarah accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined Antioch African Methodist Church in Frankford. She served on the No. 2 Choir, Pastor's Aid Committee and a member of Class No. 4. Her favorite scrip- ture was Psalm 27: "The Lord is my light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid." Her favorite song was, "I'm Coming Up, On the Rough Side of the Mountain." She enjoyed getting ready for Frankford Camp and attending service. On Feb. 18, 2012, she was honored at the Delaware Conference Lay Banquet for her devotion, piety and Christian character. She enjoyed cooking big Sunday din- ners for her family, and making her famous lemon meringue pies. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work, raising her chickens and going to the fields to cut greens with her son-in-law, Law- yer Hicks. "Mom" Sarah enjoyed going to the Delaware State Fair in Har- rington. To have known her was to love her. She had a beautiful smile and was willing to" help anyone she could. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Lillie Mae Taylor. "Mom" Sarah leaves to cher- ish her loving memories one son, Alvin (Lavern) Garrison of Salisbury, Md.; five daugh- ters, Sally (Lawyer) Hicks of Frankford, Eva "Louise" Hall of Frankford, Merriel Blake of Mills- boro, Geraldine Blake and fianc Maurice'Massey of Frankford; and Rebecca Blake of Frankford; her adopted daughter Shan Hall of Seaford; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. A funeral service and celebra- tion of her life will be held at 1 p.m Saturday, Jan. 25, at Antioch A.M.E. Church, 194 Clayton Ave Frankford, where friends may call after U a.m. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Fu- neral Home, Millsboro. Margaret M. Steele, registered nurse Margaret M. Steele, 91, passed away with her family by her side Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her son's home in Milton where she had been residing. Margaret was born Jan. 25,1922, in Bethlehem, Pa daughter of the late Clyde and Sarah (Wil- helm) Apple. After completing high school, Margaret continued her educa- tion at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, graduating with a nursing degree. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving her country proudly as a nurse during World War II. Margaret attained the rank of first lieutenant before completing her military com- mitment. As a registered nurse, Margaret was employed at separate times with Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pa the Dover Air Force Base Hospital, and finally with Milford Memorial Hospital where she worked for 18 years before retiring in 1974. In her leisure time, Margaret enjoyed china painting and loved playing bingo. She was a member of the Milford Senior Center, the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 in Milford, and a devoted member of the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E Steele in 1993; three brothers, Walter Apple, William Apple, and Clyde Apple; and a sister, Eleanor Brown. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donn S. and Jan Steele of Milton; a sister, Kathryn Stirling of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Scott Steele and his wife Joanna, David Steele and his wife Kelly, and Daniel Steele; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m Monday, Jan, 27, at the Refor- mation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held following the service at Cape Henlopen Memorial Park, Route 1, Milton. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily has requested memorial contributions to the Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave Milford, DE 19963, or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford. )Sign online guestbooks at: " ' parsellfuneralhomes.com watsonfh.com melsonfuneralservices, om shortfh.com Arrangements handled by Rog- ers Funeral Home, Milford. Harold A. Steiger, cartographic technician Harold Alfred Steiger, 84, of Dagsboro, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Lewes. He was born in Gallitzin, Pa. July 12,1929, son of the late Charles and Irene (Cronauer) Steiger. Mr. Steiger was a man of faith and a devout Catholic who was a parishioner of St. Ann Catho- lic Church in Bethany Beach and St. Camil- lus Church in Silver Spring, Md After honor- able discharge from the U.S. Army in 1956, Mr. Steiger became a Harold Steiger cartographic technician who created plaster molds for creating 3D relief maps design- ing. During the race to the moon in the 1960s, Mr. Steiger was involved in building models of the moon's surface for the Apollo astronauts to practice their moon walks. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed listening to swing and big band music, participated at square dancing clubs and Continued on page 33 Fresh grab-and-go sandwiches! Sit down or take out. French Toast Biscuits & and .morel WE DELIVER! 1141 Savannah Rd Lewes www.savannahsdeliandgrille.com