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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 17 Obituaries )) Continued from page 16 Dorothy's family is fully aware that she might have departed this life on at least three previous oc- casions since 1994 had it not been for the fabulous interventions of modern medicine coupled with her own tenacity and joie de vivre. We wish to thank Dr. Magdy I. Boulos at Christiana Hospital and Dr. Bhaskar S. Palekar, Dr. Rajinder Prasad, Dr. Edmund Carroll, Dr. Andrew Collins, Dr. Rodolfo Palos and Dr. Blair ]ones for their professional services over many years. We also extend heartfelt thanks to the assistants and caregivers who helped Mrs. Vessels during her later years at 112 Schley Ave., Lewes: Caroline Hill, Mary Beth Lally, Jacqueline Miller, Marie Gardner, and Jodie and David ]amgochian. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb.. 15, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th Street, Lewes, where friends may Call one hour prior to ser- vices at the church. Burial will follow the services at Conley's Methodist Cemetery, Robinson- ville Road, Lewes. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Meth- odist Church, C/O the Music Committee, 129 W. 4th St., Lewes, DE 19958, or to the Children's Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes, DE 19958. Commercial College in Massachu- setts. She was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Coun- try Club, devoted 30-year vol- Helen Bye unteer for Meals on Wheels, member of the Village Improvement Association, and member of St. Edmond Catholic Church. She was a U.S. Navy veteran. She is survived by her two sons: Lee E. Bye Jr. and wife Sherry of Rehoboth Beach and John P. Bye and wife Maria of Voorhees, N.J.; three grandsons: Peter, Lee and Scott Bye; and her sister Dolly Trowbridge of Lowell, Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will becelebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call one hour prior to Mass. Interment with military hon- ors will follow the Mass at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown High- way, Lewes, DE 19958, or to St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. to Delaware in 1968. She was a homemaker, raising three chil- dren of her own and taking care of her family, but she was also the proud foster mother to 40 boys and one girl. Two of them were very special and remained in her life, Walter Alberts and wife Paula of Clayton, and Robert Longfellow and his wife Jo Ann of Smyrna. She was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Camden. She also belonged to the Doll House Club. She loved helping her husband on the vegetable farm and also canning. She enjoyed painting lighthouse scenery in oil and acrylic paint. She is also survived by her children, Stanley von Essen Jr. and his wife Linda of Felton, Ruth Marshall and her husband John of Millsboro, and Joseph Triola of Florida; sisters Gloria Beavers and Elizabeth Maschi; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, including her special lady friends from the South Side Baptist Church. A funeral service wilt be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Watson Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro Funeral Home, 211 S. Washing- In lieu of flowers the family ton St., Millsboro, where friends suggests donations to Gideons may call after 11 a.m. Burial wilt International, PO Box 140800, follow at the Delaware Veterans Nashville, TN 37214-0800. Living History presentation Feb. 20 in Milton The Milton Public Library and the Delaware Humanities Forum will sponsor a free Living History presentation, "James Elbert, U.S. Colored Troops," by Willis Phelps, chairman of the Friends of Af- rican Union Church Cemetery in Delaware City. The program is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20. For details, call 302-684- 8856; for accessibility ask for Mary Catherine Hopkins, director. For directions, go to and click on Location. Specialists SELECTING PIANNING MARKETING ADMINISTERING Cruises for groups "2013 Group Cruises from New Jersey Inclusive Pridng; No Hidden Fees Bus to pier, taxes, insurance, gratuities Celebrity Summit *June 16, 2013; 7 Days to Bermuda *Sept. 07, 2013:14 Days to Canada & New England Aug. 14, 2013; 14 Day Princess Alaska Cruise Tour Call now for c rrent availablility and pricing. Space limited! eteti @ Helen V. Bye, Meals on Wheels volunteer Helen V. Bye, 94, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Cadbury at Lewes. She was born in Dracut, Mass., July 1, 1918, daughter of the late John and Anna (Grabiec) Sudol. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lee Edward Bye in 2010; and her siblings, Jane, Anna, E1- vina and Edward. Mrs. Bye attended Oklaho- ma State University and Lowell Francis von Essen, devoted homemaker Francis von Essen, 84, of Fel- ton, formerly of Long Island, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Francis was born May 3, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Mat- thew and Myra Chard Ryder. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. von Essen Sr. kn 2005; and a brother, Donald Ryder. She and her husband relocated .,2 'he o88ie a5 sya Professional All-Breed Dog and Cat Grooming New Ownership Improved Pricing/ t. t. , 302-934-8822 Recieve 20% off with this AdI .g. All-Natural Products iit11 " . 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