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Louis F. H01ter, retired manager Louis F. Holter, 88, of 321 Hickman St., Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, Jan. 31, 1994 in Mercy Haverford Hospital, Haverford, Pa., of heart failure. Mr. Holter retired in 1970 after 40 years as a platform manager for Davidson Transfer Company, Baltlmore, Md. He was a member of the Country Club Estates Homeowners Association and for- mer member of the Rehoboth , Beach Planning Commission. His wife, Hilda Willey Holter, died in 1969. He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Kuhn, Port Ritchie, F1. and Charlotte d, Holter Ewing, Wyckoff, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services with the Rev. Robert Duncan will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Bal- timore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be on Monday, Feb. 7 in St. Pauls P.E. Church Cemetery, Vienna, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Service. Arrange- ments were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funeral Home, Midway. Harold Mervine, antiques dealer Harold Mervine, 74, of Green- wood, died Thursday, Jan. 27, t994, of cancer at home. Mr. M_ervine and his wife, Ruth, started Mervine Antiques in Greenwood in 1965. He remained active in the business until the past few months. Earlier he was a partner in Mervine Poultry, his family's live poultry brokerage, where he worked for about 40 years. He was believed to be the first licensed helicopter pilot in Delaware and often flew his heli- copter, which had a large chicken painted on the side, to farms on the Eastern Shore. He was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church, where he was former Sunday school superinten- dent, church treasurer and mem- ber of the board of administration. He is survived by his wife Ruth; three brothers, John of Green- wood, James of Harrington and Paul of Felton; and six sisters, Mary Melvin and JoAnn Collins, both of Greenwood, Awilda Reed of Newnan, Ga., Betty Snyder of Lewes, catherine Isaacs of Bish- opville, Md. and Lou Hatfield of Hollywood, Fla. Services were held at Calvary Wesleyan Church, Harrington, with burial in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood. Walter T. Rykiel, U of D professor Walter T. Rykiel, 47, of Newark, a communications pro- fessor at the University of Delaware, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, of respiratory failure in Christiana Hospital. A faculty adviser who guided the school's Winterterm Televi- sion, won recognition for his teaching skills, including the uni- versity's Teacher of the Year award in the early 1980s. Mr. Rykiel previously owned a gift shop in Newark, Exit on Main Street, and another in Rehoboth Beach, The Willows. He is survived by his compan- ion, Karen Rykiel of Neff Castle; twin sons, Eric and Jason, both of New Castle; his mother, Mary Rykiel of Wilmington; and three brothers, John W. of Wilmington, Robert R. of Rehoboth Beach and Joseph Lee of Austin, Tx. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Wilmington, with burial private. Mary Carter Hill, Midway motel owner Mary Carter Hill, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1994 in Harbor Health- care and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, due to heart failure. She was the owner and operator of the Anchorage Motel, Midway, for 25 years before retiring in the mid 1970s. Her husband, Clarence W. Hill, died in 1960. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Hill Collins of Lewes; one brother, Stevens Carter of Tifton, Ga.; one sister, Ella Schoman of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family sug- gests contributions to the Sussex County Paramedic Program, Sus- sex County Paramedic Office, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funeral Home, Midway. W.a.lter Fd .day, retired pohce officer Walter Friday, 68, of Clay Road, Lewes, died of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center, on Fri- day, Jan. 28, 1994. He was born in Bridgeport, Pa.,- the son of the late Joseph Friday and Catherine Stahelecki. He retired in 1987 as a corporal from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department after 18 years of set- vice. Previous to that he served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea and served in the U.S. Navy prior to enlisting in the Army. He was a member of the Sussex County Lodge 2 of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member and ritualist of Jefferson Masonic Lodge 15, A.F. & A.M. of Lewes, Lower Delaware Shield and Square Club, International Order of Jobs Daughters, past associate guardian, a 32 degree York Rite Mason of Hope Chapter 7 and Joppa Council, both of George- town, and a Knight's Temple of St. Andrew's Consistory of Dover. He is survived by his wife, Leta M., at home; two sons, Curtis of Norristown, Pa. and Roger at home; a step-son, William Aikens of Lewes; two brothers, Stanley of Pennsburg, Pa. and Joseph of Nor- ristown, Pa.; four sisters, Pearl Perry of King of Prussia, Pa., Dorothy Schloman of Wildwood, N.J., Virginia Kurkowski of St. Petersburg, Fla, and Catherine .White of Sicklersville, N.J.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Melson Funeral Services, Mills- boro. Burial with military honors were held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Instead of flow- ers, the family suggests contribu- tions to the Building Fund of the Coolspring Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 36, Harbeson, DE 19951. Ra.ymond L. Goewey, rettred pohce officer Raymond L. Goewey, 70, of Indian Landing North, Millsboro, formerly of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., died Tue.sday, Jan. 25, 1994, of heart failure in Beebe Medical t Center, Lewes. Mr. Goewey, a native of Oswego, N.Y., wasa detective sergeant for Westchester County Police Department, White Plains, retiring in 1984 after 21 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War H. Mr. Goewey was a member of Post 28, American Legion; Oak Orchard; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach, and Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540. He was an officer of Grande Voiture State of Delaware Locale 1320, La Societe des Quar- ante Hommes et Huit Chevaux. He is survived by his wife, Regina H.; two sons, Raymond B. and Daniel T. and four daughters, Barbara Jones, Kathleen McGrane, Regina Nester and Jen- nifer Swagemaker, all of New York; and eight grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Oak Orchard, with private burial. Re.gina retired 0000ja00Se00per Regina E. Mays, 96, formerly Of Union Park Gardens, died Mon- day, Jan. 31, 1994, in Franciscan Health Care Center, Wilmington. Mrs. Mays retired in 1969 after 30 years as a bookkeeper at Pepsi- Cola Co. Wilmington. She was a charter and founding member of Union Park Gardens Century Club and member of Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, where she was a member. Her husband, Edward G., died in 1926. She is survived by a son, James P. of Rehoboth Beach; a daughter, Regina E. Crather of Vilone Village; five grandchildren and six-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, with burial in Cathedral Cemetery, Lancaster Ave. Edward Ziebutski, retired Playtex worker Edward Ziebutski, 79, of 19 Roosevelt Ave., Dover, died Fri- day, Jan. 28, 1994, of a heart attack in Kent General Hospital after being stricken at home. Mr. Ziebutski worked for 44 years at Playtex Inc., retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and Capi- tol Grange 18, both of Dover. He enjoyed gardening and outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Sophie D.; three daughters, Doris Ann James of Newark, Nancy C. Hufnall of Dover and Olga M. Fitch of Lewes; and five sisters, Martha Kammerlen of Gaffney, N.C., Wanda Bernier of Buzzards Bay, Mass., Freda Pinkavitch of Dover, Helen Wagner of Camden and Ina Winter of Ostego, Mich; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Dover, with burial in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, near Dover. The family suggests contributions to St. Johns Lutheran Church, Dover. Katherine M. Bowman, Lewes native Katherine Marie Bowman, 29, of rural" Greenwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994 at Mil- ford Memorial Hospital, after her car skidded and struck another vehicle on an ice-covered road southwest of Millsboro. The Lewes native drove special education students for Milford Public School District for the past year. Earlier, she worked at Rose's store, Milford, and Ames Department Store, Millsboro. She is survived by her former husband, Tim S., with whom she lived; two sons, Paul Steven and Clifford Wayne, and a daughter, Robin Marie Bowman, all at home; her parents, Thomas J. Jarvis Sr. of Laurel and Elizabeth Marie Toomey Jarvis of Pittsville, Mr.; a brother, Thomas H. Jarvis Jr. of Ocean View; and her mater- nal grandfather, Ruben Toomey Jr. of Dagsboro. Services were held at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, with burial in Dagsboro Redmen Memorial Cemetery, Dagsboro. Jessica H. Rinard, avid gardener Jessica H. Rinard, 79, of Danville, Ca., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 1994, in John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek. A native of Belfrey, Ky., Mrs. Rinard was a former member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Wilmington and Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville. She enjoyed gardening, reading, play- ing duplicate bridge and doing the Sunday New York Times cross- word puzzle. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, C. Henry; a son, Ronald C. Wilmington; three brothers, Virgil Hankins of Lewes, Glenn Hankins of Black Gem, Ky., and Paul Hankins of Lady Lake, Fla.; a sister, Aletha Clay of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. A memorial service was held at United Methodist Church, Walnut Creek. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army. ,R. Greish, St. Jude's member Madalynn R. Greish of Freder- icksburg, Md., 72, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994, at Good Samaratin Hospital in Lebanon, Pa. Mrs. Greish was a member of St. Jude's Church, Lewes, and the Lewes Senior Center. She is survived by her husband, John Greish; a daughter, Mary Louise Marinak of York, Pa.; two sons, Richard of Harrisburg and John at home; a sister, Marthalynn Meyerhoeffer of Grantville, Pa.; five brothers, John Reitz of Jon- estown, Pa., Forrest Reitz of Glen- dora, N.J., Joseph Reitz of Grantville, Lloyd Reitz of Her- shey, Pa. and Robert Reitz of Winston-Salem, N.C. Services were held in Thomp- son Funeral Home, Lebanon, with burial in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Lebanon. Frances F. Macdonald, retired teacher Frances F. Macdonald, 96, of Henlopen Acres, died of heart failure Monday, Dec. 27, 1993 in Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. A native of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Macdonald taught in District of Columbia school systems. She served in the Red Cross during World War H and received many awards for her service. Her husband, Dr. Neil Macdon- ald died in 1987. She is survived by.a niece, Marion Jean of Carmel, Ca.; and a nephew, Alien C. Minnix of Chevy Chase, Md. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6 at Westminster Presbyterian Claurcn. Instead of flowers, the family sug- gests contributions to Westmin- ster Presbyterian Church, 301 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Helen B. Janney, homemaker Helen Beatrice Janney, 87, for- merly of Kennedyville, Mr., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994, of respira- tory failure in Corsica Hills Nurs- ing Home, Centerville, Md., her residence for five years. Mrs. Janney, a homemaker, worked on the family farm in Cecilton for many years. She moved to KennedyviUe in 1983. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Chesa- peake City. Her husband, Harvey L., died in 1991. She is survived by a daugh- ter, Betty L. Jackson of Lewes; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Services were held at Hicks Home for Funerals, Elkton, Md., with burial in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Robert Rynkowski, postal worker Robert Rynkowski, 36, of Newark, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1994 of complications from dia- betes at home. Mr. Rynkowski was a postal worker at Hares Corner for 13 Continued on page 13