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Obituaries Florence Elliott Bryan, Lewes homemaker Florence Elliott Bryan, age 93, of Lewes, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997 of heart failure at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Bryan was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mary Martha Circle in the Bethel Unit- ed Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Joseph H.C. Bryan; a daughter, Thelma Brown of Lewes; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Chapter, 321 E. 1 lth Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Bethel United Methodist Church, Handicap Lift Fund, W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958 or the American Cancer Society, Georgetown, DE 19947. Randolph Hughes, Jr., computer programmer Randolph Hughes, Jr., age 52, of Broadkill Beach, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997 of cancer at home. Mr. Hughes was a computer programmer. He was a member of the Radio Controlled Airplane Club of Lewes. He is survived by his mother, Alice H. Hughes of Broadkill Beach and a daughter, Alison C. Hughes of Wilmington. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Atkins-Lodge Chapel of the Parsell Funeral Home, 1449 King's Highway in Lewes. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Dewey F. Mair, correctional officer Dewey F. Mair, age 64, of Millsboro and formerly of De- catur, Ill., and West Grove, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997 of can- cer at home. Mr. Mair was a correctional of- ricer at the Chester County (Pa.) Prison near West Chester, retiring several years ago. Mr. Mair was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Kore- an War. He was a baseball scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates and an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Mair was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Mfllsboro, a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540 in Lewes, and VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View. He organized the American Legion Post 105 base- ball team in Decatur. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia J. Osborn. Mr. Mair is survived by his wife, Harriet Keamey Mair; a son, David of Decatur; two daughters, Kendra S. Parker of Decatur and Robin L. Ferrebee of Oreana, Ill.; a sister, Carolyn J. Meek of Clear- water, Fla.; and four grandchil- dren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at Crestview Christian Church, 4415 North Water, Decatur. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to the Graces United Methodist Church Access Fund, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966. Theodore E. Thompson, drywall contractor Theodore E. Thompson, age 62, of Harbeson, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was a self-em- ployed painting and drywall con- tractor. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; two sons, Theodore F., of Georgetown and Harry L of Berlin, Md.; three daughters, Julia Ann Turner, of Milford, Wanda Lee Thompson of Berlin, Md., and Mary Jane Campbell of Dags- borG; two sisters, Mary Eva Sum- mers, and Frances Florence Clark, both of Camden, Del.; and 13 grandchildren. Services were held in the chapel of Melson Funeral Services with burial in the Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro. Donald Ray Pase, retired electrician Donald Ray Pase, age 76, of E1- lendale, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mr. Pase was a chief electrician and merchant seaman for 21 years, retiring in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the AARP, and the Seaman In- ternational Union. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Gloria; three daughters, Sylvia Townsend of Federalsburg, Md., Sharon Trentzch of Lincoln and Hellen Pase of Ellendale; a son, Donald R., II of Milton; a step-son, George Allen Pase of Baltimore, Md.; a step-daughter, Della Holloway of Ellendale; a sister, Louise Paczkowsld of Mil- ford; six brothers, Charles P. of Frankford, Texas, Clarence R. and Golden, both of Milford, Robert R. of Havelock, N.C., Walter I. of Las Cruses, N.M., and Glenwood of Cherry Hill, N.J.; 16 grandchil- dren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford. Burial will be at a later date in West Virginia. EstherJ. McCabe, worked at Townsends Esther J. McCabe, age 78, of Possum Poiut, Millsboro, died Fri- day, Feb. 14, 1997 of pneumonia in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Mceabe worked in the hatchery division at Townsend's Inc., in Millsboro Wesleyan CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 21- February 27, 1997 - 27 Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E., in 1990. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Joyce A. Hall, with whom she lived, and Jean Adams of Georgetown; two brothers, Alvin West of Rehoboth Beach and Joe West of Newark; and two sisters, Cora Rust and Rosalie Nero of Laurel; seven grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home with burial in Red- mens Memorial Cemetery, Dags- boro. Contributions are suggested to Millsboro Wesleyan Church. Melvin J. Gede, World War II veteran Melvin J. Gede, age 73, of Oak Meadows near Long Neck, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997 of mye- locytic leukemia at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Elsmere. Mr. Gede served with the 25th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army during World War II, and later served with the 1300th Ser- vice Command Unit in the Central and South Pacific theaters. He was in the Battle of Guadacanal and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a disabled American veteran and a member of American Le- gion Post #28 of Riverdale/Oak Orchard where he was very active in their color guard unit. He is survived by his wife, He- len; three sons, Melvin J., Jr., of Mesa, Ariz., Patrick W. of Mills- boro and Edward J. and daughter- in-law Donna Gede of Mt. Wash- ington, Md.; a sister, Betty Wills of Salisbury, Md.; four brothers, William of Dover, Donald of Vir- ginia, and Robert and James, both of Baltimore; rive grandchildren, Dena, Gina, Scott, Keri and Shawn; and three great-grandchil- dren. A memorial service and en- tombment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Contributions are suggested to The Color Guard Unit of Ameri- can Legion Post No. 28, Route 24, Millsboro, DE 19966. Ethel M. Dawson, retired secretary Ethel M. Dawson, age 96, of Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilita- tion Center, Lewes, and formerly of Wilmington, died of heart fail- ure at Beebe Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 17, 1997. Mrs. Dawson was a secretary for the Baker-Layton Machine Company in Wilmington. Her husband, Charles C. Dawson, died in 1985. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Dorothy I. Givens of Lewes and Grayce D. Draper of Newark; six grandchildren; 12 great-grand- children; and five great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in Midway Pres- byterian Church of Rehoboth. Contributions are suggested to Re- hoboth Presbyterian Church of Midway, Memorial Fund, 4470 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Russell L. Wilson, retired truck driver Russell L. Wilson, age 64, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Medical Cen- ter. Mr. Wilson was a truck driver for Southern States, retiring in 1982, and also worked for H.A. Williams in Smyrna. He was a former member of the Redmen's Lodge of Georgetown and Georgetown Jaycees and coached Little League for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean Con- flict. He is survived by his wife, A. Beverly Williams; a son, Michael L. Wilson Sr. of Georgetown; two daughters, Donna R. QuilleD of Seaford and Deborah A.Wilson of New Castle; a brother, Edwin W. Wilson of Shortly; two sisters, Marion Scott of Georgetown and Lillian Warrington of Angola; and four grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, 307 North Bedford St., George- town, with burial in St. Johns Cemetery, Georgetown. Marion E. Bierwirth, homemaker Marion Elizabeth Bierwirth, age 90, of Lewes Convalescent Center, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997 at home of a cerebrovascular accident. Born in Hudson, N.Y., Mrs. Bierwirth was a homemaker. Her husband, Rudolph A. Bierwirth, died in 1982. She is survived by a daughter, Marge Johnson of Lancaster, Ca.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to Cape Henlopen State Park, 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes DE Continued on page 29 6-$20 10 15 $4500 20 35 $90 $3500 $6000 ar Spice