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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21- THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 23, 2012 13 Obituaries)) pub.c From1994to1998,shewas Psalm27:l. director of Milford Hospital She is survived by her brother, Continued from page 12 Home Health Depamnent. Robert Peterson of Claymont and , . Her most recent position as her nephew, Robert Peterson II, Milton R. Bo|tz, iovea corporate compliance educator at also of Claymont; her dearest motorcycles Bayhealth Medicat Cemer since friend, Cathy Schenker of Milton; - 1998 allowed: her to be in contact relatives in New Jersey and Cana- Mr.Milt0nR.B01tz,7*LofLewes with every employee at Bay- da; as weltas coworkers, numer- passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, health Her compassion.was to ousand close friends throughout 2012. Milton was born in: not bnly educate, but to know and the country, too numerous to Lebanon, Pa., onM ch 23, 1940, befrien :eaehindividualperson, mention by name. Be assured, to the late Russell M, and Eva in rCh 2000,. Barbara was. she loved each one of you. She Kunzer Boltz. - .... welcomed by Gov. Tom Carper as also left behind her cat, Lonie. Boltz was a U.S. Navy vet- a de!egatle:to the Ddaware Men- Having remained single with eran.Heworkedinastee!miU.He toringSummit, in 2003, she re- no children of her own, she was a member of the Lewes-Re- ceivec1 the Geraldine Webb-Pal- helped raise Michelle Carey hoboth Moose Lodge, AMVETS lidino Award for Outstanding Munch, now of Pennsylvania, and and American Legion Post 28. He Bethanne Covington Mabbitt, loved motorcycles and shooting now of South Carolina. pool, and was always there when Visitation was held Saturday, someone needed him. Feb. 18, at Short Funeral Services He is survi eed by four children, in Milton, and services were Sun- Dennis, Jeff, Denise and Tonia. day, Feb. 19, at First Baptist He is also survived bY several sib- Church, Lewes, with burial Mon- lings and a large extended family day, Feb. 20, at Henlopen Memor- and friends across the area. ial Park in Milton. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Hen- Edwin 'Henry' Pettit, ]open Memorial Park, Milton. retired contractor Barbara J. Peterson, nurse and educator Barbara J. Peterson, 69, of Lewes, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Jef- ferson Hospital in Philadelphia, with close friends by her side. She received her doctorate in education at Temple University in Philadelphia and her master's de- gree in nursing at the University Of Delaware. She also graduated from Wheaton College of Illinois where she received her bachelor of science degree in nursing. As a devoted Christian, educa- tor and nurse, Barbara's compas- sion was helping people. She held many.positions in her career as a Healthcare Education. She was an actiVe member of the Delaware Board of Nursing and past president and vice president. She was an active member of the Delaware Nurses Association, the American Nurses Associa- tion and the National League for Nursing, and was a Signa Theta Tan member. She was currently on the Na- tional Council of the Boards of Nursing Examination Committee in Chicago as one of only 10 members throughout the U.S. She was also an active member of the Delaware Board of Nursing Practice and Education Commit- tee. As anactive member of the First Baptist Church in Lewes, she loved to worship the Lord through praise and singing solos with the choir. In her spare time, she was a member of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary, spent much" time visiting and encouraging friends, traveled, was an avid reader, loved sports and enjoyed the companionship of her beloved cat, Louie. She was-preceded in death by nurse since 1962: director of her parents, the Rev. Harold Pe- Beebe Hospital School of Nurs- terson and Mrs. Edith Peterson; ing; assistant instructor and pro- and her dearest friend, Judith Pe- fessor at the University of tersen. She is now reunited with Delaware; professor at Bob Jones them in heaven. Barbara's great- University in Greenville, S.C.; as- est prayer was that everyone she sociate professor at Messiah Col- came in contact with would lege in Grantham, Pa.; staff nurse, come to know the Lord. Barbara camp nurse and educator in sev- loved the Lord wholeheartedly eral other states; as a missionary and one of her favorite Bible vers- nurse she served the Lord in Zam- es was "The Lord is my light and bia, Africa and the Dominican Re- my salvation; whom shall I fear?" Edwin "Henry" Pettit, 85, of Milford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at KentGeneral Hos- pital in Dover after a long battles with cancer. Born in Silva, Va., April 27, 1926, he was the son of the late Daniel and Hallie (Jester) Petfit. Henry worked for years for Sel- byville Manufacturing Company in Rehoboth Beach as a contrac- tor/supervisor. After the compa- ny closed, he worked for Lane Builders of Georgetown from which he retired, and then began working part time at the George- town Crisis House. Henry en- joyed spending time on his boat on the waters of Rehoboth Bay or Delaware Bay. He, his wife and family spent much time fishing, crabbing, clamming and just en- joying the outdoors. Henry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Jean Petfit; one daughter, ]acqueline J. Mitchell; three grandchildren: Jennifer "Nikki" Dangerfield, Meghan Taylor Mitchell and Haley Law- ton Mitchell; and two great- grandchildren: Mitchell Danger- field and Breanna Dangerfield. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death bya daughter, Cheryl Nance Mitchell; and grandson, Cole Lawton Mitchell. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Michael A. Harshbarger, retired mechanic. Michael "Mick" Allen Harsh- barger, 69, of Millsboro, formerly of West Valley, N.Y., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. Mr. Harshbarger was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Mascoutah, Ill., son of the late Donald and Zela (Winkler) Harshbarger. Mick was employed as a mechanic and wastewater treatment engi- neer with the Tunnell Compa- nies in Millsboro before his re- tirement in 2011 with 10 years of service. Mr. Harshbarger was a member of the Masons and the VFW in NewYork before mov- ing to Delaware 12 years ago. He was a ery patriotic man, serv- ing his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. Mick enjoyed colleeting World War II memorabilia and helping out his neighbors with any household project: He wilt always be remembered as a tal- ented and loving husband, fa- ther, grandfather, great-grandfa- ther and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Desiree Smith; a brother, Samuel Harshbarger; and a sister, Caroline Ow- czarczak. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Patricia A. (Meyers) Harshbarg- er; a daughter, Rikki Rowland and her husband Gregory of Arkansas; a grandson whom he raised, Joshua Harshbarger and his girlfriend lessica Flury of Millsboro; two other grandsons, Gregory and Harley Rowland of Arkansas; and a great-grandson, Noah Harshbarger; two brothers, Larry Harshbarger of Springville, N.Y., and Shawn Harshbarger of Florida; a sister, Audrey Cortez of Georgia; and a dear friend, Richard Keldak of Millsboro. Service and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mick's name to Delaware Hos- pice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.