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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24- MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 33 Obituaries )) Continued from page 32 enjoyed tending to his garden. Mr. Steiger was a loving father, randfather, brother and a dear friend who will be migged by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Mr. Steiger was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Genevieve (Nazit) Steiger; two brothers, Joseph and Gerald Steiger; and a sister, Mary Conard. He is survived by his three sons: Gregory Steiger and his wife Amy Leuders of Reno, Nev Kevin Steiger of Hedgesville, W?Ca and Brian Steiger of O1- ney, Md.; two daughters: Diane Steiger of Dagsboro and Susan Steiger of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren: Julia Steiger, Col- leen Navia and her husband Alex, Joseph Steiger, Charles Steiger, Jeffrey Steiger, Matthew Steiger and Nathan Steiger; a brother, Richard Steiger of Red Lion, Pa.; and three sisters: Ruth Sandacz of Northville, Mich June Nadol- ski of Lilly, Pa. and Jean Girard of Louisville, Ohio. " Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon, Frida ]an. 24, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, where friends may call beginning at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be at 2 p.m. at Delaware Veterans Me- morial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Steiger's mem- ory to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8501 LaSalle Road No. 106, Towson, MD 21286, or American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Cha- pel, Ocean View. Sebastian 'Buck' Esgro, guidance counselor Sebastian L. "Buck" Esgro, 81, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Buck was born in Woodbury, N.J the son 0fBastian0 and L0u- ise (Am/co) Esgro. He grew up in Glassboro, N.J and graduated from Glassboro High School in 1952 where he was president of his senior class. Buck attended Delaware Valley School of Agri- culture on a sports scholarship. He transferred to Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) where he earned a degree in education. Buck began his teaching ca- reer in Gloucester Township N.J. Public Schools. He later taught science at Lenape Regional High School in Medford, N.J. While at Lenape, Buck took graduate courses at Trenton State Col- lege to earn certification as a guidance counselor. Upon his retirement from education, Buck moved to Rehoboth Beach. Buck and his wife Eileen were members of Rehoboth Beach Country Club where they en- joyed playing golf and made many new and wonderful friends, especially Jack Auwerda, who was a faithful friend to the end. Buck was a very social per- son who made friends easily and loved being around people. Buck and Eileen were also active members of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach. In addition to his family and many friends, one of Buck's greatest joys was working with animals. As a younger man, he bred and showed German Shepherd dogs. Later in life, he trained and showed the family's Arabian horses. Buck was highly skilled as a dog and horse handler and won many championships. Buck moved to Brandywine Senior Living in Rehoboth Beach in August 2013, where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the staff and other residents. He was truly happy at Brandywine, often stat- ing, "I could not ask for anything more, They do everything for me." Buck made many friends there and was admired by the staff. Buck was predeceased by his parents and his beloved wife, Eileen, whom he missed tremen- dously. After her passing, he was a logt soul. He is survived by his two brothers, Anthony and George and their wives, from Glass- boro; his sister-in-law, Virginia Major of Dagsboro; his niece, Dr. Sueann Bennett of Whiting, N.J.; and many other nieces and nephews. The family extends their sin- cere gratitude to the staff at Brandywine and Vitas Hospice for their skilled and compassion- ate care during Buck's end-of-life journey. They were truly amaz- ing. A Memorial Mass will be cel- ebrated at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave Rehoboth Beach, Thursday, ]an. 30, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily suggests donations to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713, or First State Animal Center and SPCA, 32 Shelter Circle, Cam- den, DE 19934. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematori- um, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. m m with our pull-out shelves. Perfect for: Kitchens Closets Pantries Bathrooms Custom made for your existing cabinets. 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