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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996 - 17 Ambulance to rescue for dog found freezing in Red Mill Pond By Kerry Kester Remember the image of a fire- fighter high on a ladder resting against a tree, diligently trying to rescue a cat for the fretting little old lady waiting below? Times have changed, but dedicated, car- ing firefighters haven't. On Friday, Feb. 9 the Lewes Volunteer Fire Department re- ceived a call from the dispatch center for an animal rescue. It Obituaries Mary E. Dieter, retired chef Mary E. Rowe Dieter, age' 68, of Montgomery County Geriatric Center, Royersford, Pa., died Sat- urday, Feb. 17, 1996, in Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Trappe, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Anna Reiley Rowe. Mrs. Dieter was a chef for the Limerick Diner for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Pottstown, Pa. " She was involved in the Glee Club and Chimers Club of the Montgomery County Geriatric Center, Royersford. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Earlene Batten of Pottstown, Kathleen Coyle of Birdsboro and Joan Dotterer and husband Robert of Milton; one brother, E. Lee Rowe of Norristown; and four grandchildren. Services were held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ with bur- ial in Limerick Garden of Memo- des. Contributions are suggested to Montgomery County Geriatric Center, 1600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford, Pa. 19468. Georgiana N. Comeau, retired track secretary Georgiana N. Comeau, age 79, of Lewes and formerly of Laurel, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996 of respiratory failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Comeau retired in 1980 as executive secretary to the vice president at the Maryland Race Track after 30 years. She was a member of American Legion Post Auxiliary 28 of Millsboro, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 Ladies Auxiliary of Lewes and Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, William C. Jordan; a daughter, Betty Lou Lebree of Grasonville, Md.; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge, Rt. 285, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Medical Center Oncology Building Fund, Lewe s, DE 19958. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home, Lewes. quickly responded to Mallard with binoculars; we could barely nostakos, who had used her car Point on Red Mill Pond with an engine, an ambulance and the brush truck equipped with a ma- fine boat. What firefighters found when they arrived was a dogwho was struggling for her life. "We saw the dog a quarter mile out in the water with her head just above the surface," said Steve Decry, firefighter. "Her paws - every once in awhile- would come above the water." Decry said three rescuers - Frank Buck, Walt Baumer, and Troy Reynolds - manned the boat immediately. "They had to break ice as they went along. We could see her see her any other way," Decry said. The entire rescue from the water, he said, took approximately 45 minutes. "They had to break ice to get back out, too," said Decry. Decry said the rescuers estimat- ed that the dog had been in the wa- ter a total of two to two-and-a-half hours. Once they had her, they gave her oxygen and began warming her. "Then we put her in our am- bulance and transported her to Sa- vannah Road Animal Hospital, where three ladies were awaiting Our arrival," said Decry. The hospital had been given ad- vance warning from Linda Anag- telephone to notify the veterinari- an's office. The hospital staff used heated towels and warm packs, and warmed intravenous fluids to slowly bring the dog's temperature up. The dog, who the staff prompt- ly named "Firehouse Dog", was also kept in a heated cage. Marcy Rinaldi and Louise En- right, receptionists at the animal hospital, said Firehouse Dog is probably a Labrador/chow mix about a year old. She was not wearing a collar when she was found, and their ef- forts to.locate her owner have been futile. Firehouse Dog is up for adoption. "Firehouse Dog" was res- cued by Lewes VFD from a sure death in Red Mill Pond. In Ppverence Of our Forefathers this President Day Stuart Inc shaK pCace its entire inventory on sa OrientaIRugs and Carpets ta# 40% off the tic#t price except Iranians Paintings ta 50% off the tic#t price iftware ta 50% off the tict price Aremaining Southwood'Furniture, ta@ 60% off the tic#t price Ta# 1/3 offaKJewelry SectedAntiques, ta 40% off the tic#t price DUE TO BAD WEATHER SALE H}'00L,D OVER UNTIL FEB.R UARY 24th Use these Stua n Kingston Do/Tars for addtionafsav/ngs Stuart Kingston Inc. 501 North Boardwalk Rehoboth Tel. 302-227-2524 Fax 302-227.2526