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50 FRIDAY, JANUARY 22- MONDAY, JANUARY 2;, 2010 "IIAP&apos;LIFE cape Gazette Obitua Continued fl children; 13 and two nep Funeral , Masonic ser urday, Jan. ; Gracelawn North DuPq Castle, whei gin at 10 a.n the adjoinin The famil ries )) Dm page 49 eat-grandchildren; laWS. ervices will follow gices at 11 a.m., Sat- 3, in the Chapel at Memorial Park, )nt Highway, New e visitation will be- Burial will follow in :cemetery. suggests contribu- tions in George's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St. Suite 1002, W'flm- ington, DE 19801. Douglas Lee McFee, retired pOlice officer Douglas Lee McFee of Lewes died peacefully at his residence Saturday, ]art. 16, 2010, with his loving wife Maryann by his side after a lengtlly struggle with em- physema. ! Doug wa born Nov. 20, 1935, in Milwaukde, Wis., the se c- ond son Of Leon and Ma r- guerite, wf o have pred,- ceased hira. His brother, Tom, also left this earth n June 2006. Donald McFee The McF e family movec to the nation's cap- ital in Doug's early youth, even- tually settling in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he resided for more than 50 years. He attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, graduating in 1953, and worked for McIntire Hardware in his early career. Doug also served in the U.S. Army Reserves in 319th Tank Battalion, 66th Armor, and was honorably discharged in October 1962. i Doug fourd his true calling when he began his career as a po- lice officer with the Montgomery County Department of Police in late 1961. He iretired at the rank of captain, having served in many capacities and as!sign- ments including director of per- sonnel and as district command- er of the Silver Sprin DistricL He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland while working with the police department. He was well liked and respected in his career and known for supporting his troops even in the face of controversy. In 1978, Doug was the recipient of the department's first gold medal, the highest honor given for bravery. His efforts in belp- ing to resolve a hostage situation at a bank in Silver Spring earned this honor. After learning of a line-of-duty death of a friend and comrade, Doug wrote a well- known poem rifled "Our BrOther is Gone." It is still read today in many areas across the nation to honor the line-of-duty deaths of law enforcement personnel. Doug and his family had relocat- ed to Lewes in 1993 after 31 years of dedicated service with Mont- gomery County. In addition to his wife, Doug is also survived by five children, Debbie, Doug, Maureen, Megan and Kara McFee; five grandchil- dren will also remember him fondly, Mallory Christensen, Ma- son McFee, Annabelle ]osephs, ]ulianna Diaco and lack Streiff along with great-grandchildren ]axon and Brooklynn Cllris- tensen. Doug truly enjoyed life and especially his relationships with family and friends. He was quick-witted and always had a joke or a smile to warm one'S day. He was a sincere and caring per- son whose heart was extremely large. He will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service in his hon- or will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-L0dge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes Entombment immediate- ly follows at Bethel Methodist Cemetery on Savannah Road in Lewes. Friends may visit With the family beginning at 1 pan. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make a contn'bution to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patri- ots Way, Milford, DE 19963; or Heroes Inc., 1100 G St. N, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005. Charlotte E. Cooney, loved bowling Charlotte E. Cooney, 83, of Millsboro, formerly of Booth- wyn, Pa., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Fri- day, Jan. 15, 2010, at home. Charlotte's passion was bowling where she was part of the Ivy League at the Con- chester Lanes CharlotteCooney in Chichester, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Cooney in 2006; and a daughter, Shirley Profitt in 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Kofron and her husband James of Mills- boro, and Linda Murphy and her husband Robert of Wilmington; a son, Robert Cooney and his wife Denise of Folsom, Pa.; a sis- ter, Shirley Parks and a brother, Robert Royer, both of Lewis- town, Pa.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Continued on page 55 UR ; UP TO 50% I Was Cannot start  Full factor/wmnly I t Safe !  Money Back I & pe Guarantee I 1-877-497-4427 n Must Mention Coupon Code 6566 I Call Now, Supplies Limited ! i G ET A t ! ! , , I WITH A LIFT CHAIR ! ! t TEST DRIVE! I I wJil st_wPtls sr ! I  mm ml m im mm Im n am 9m  , um Jl [ mm  mm m m  nm m m w m w m  GOLDEN TEC H NOLOG ! 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