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M. Hnda Allen, investment broker M. Linda Allen, age 49, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996, in Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Hospital, Baltimore, due to complica- tions from an aneurysm. Born in Lewes, she was the daughter of Warren L. Allen Sr. of Seaford and the late Doris A. Allen. ALLEN Ms. Allen was a self-employed investment broker. She attended Seaford High School and graduated from Holton Arms School in Washing- ton, D.C. She was graduated from the University of Delaware and from 1976 to 1977 she was chief clerk in the Delaware General As- sembly. Ms. Allen was also a freelance writer with articles pub- fished in several publications, in- cluding "Gourmet" magazine. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, Seaford, and Rehoboth Beach Country Club. In addition to her father, she is survived by a daughter, Susan L. Mears of Rehoboth Beach; a son, William R. Mears Jr. of Rehoboth Beach; and three brothers, Warren L. Jr. of Seaford, William C. of Washington, D.C. and Leland D. of Seaford. Services were held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford, with burial in Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Seaford. Contri- butions are suggested to Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford DE 19973, or Beebe Medical Center, Lewes DE 19958. Ann Raughley Ewing, retired teacher Ann Raughley Ewing, age 89, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 at Beebe Medical Center of respkatory failure. Mrs. Ewing was the former Hester Anna Raughley, the daugh- ter of the late Ernest Burton Raughley and Eva Elisabeth Stafford Raughly of Dover. Born in Burrsville,i Md. in I906, the second of four siblings, the late Burton R. Ranghley, Frances E. Roberts, the late Miriam E. Wright and foster brother, the late Howard E. Horn, She was raised on her parents' farm located on the "Bay Road in SL Jones' Neck, East Dover Hundred," which was the original land :converted in 1941 to the constction of the present Dover Air Force Base. Mrs. Ewing held a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1931 with an M.A. in library science from the College of William and Mary in 1940. Be- ginning in 1931 at Smyrna, she taught in the public schools of all three Delaware counties over a 32-year career from Alfred I. DuPont High School in Wilming- ton to Rehoboth High School in Sussex County. Married in 1941 to the late Hall E. Ewing of Rehoboth Beach, he was called to active duty the day following their wedding. She served as a Red Cross "Grey La- dy" in hospitals wherever he was stationed during World War H. In addition to her teaching and his regular employment, they togeth- er owned and operated a seasonal lodging, Annan Hall, at 10 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, until the ocean block eventually yielded to development as a condominium and hotel. In 1963, the year of her husband's death, she retired from the faculty of Rehoboth High School and continued to reside in Rehoboth Beach. She is survived by her sister, Frances E. Roberts of Baltimore; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Laf- ferry of Lancaster, Pa. and Ber- nice Ewing of Phoenix, Az.; four nieces; seven nephews; and nu- merous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are sug- gested to The Library for the Blind and Physically Handi- capped, Delaware Division of Li- braries, 43 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover DE 19901. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home, Lewes. Beatrice G. Fitzgerald, retired librarian Beatrice G. Fitzgerald, age undisclosed, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a school li- brarian at Mount Pleasant School District, Brandywine Hundred be- fore retiring. She enjoyed collect- ing and assessing antiques. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Willard J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Gayle Fitzgerald of Rehoboth Beach; three granddaughters,' Lee, Stacy and Paige Fitzgerald, all of Re- hoboth Beach; a sister, Jo An Miller of Rehoboth Beach; and a brother, William L. Miller of Greenville, S.C. A memorial service will be held at a future date at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, with private interment in Delaware Veterans Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the CHEER Center, Lewes; Lewes- Rehoboth Meals on Wheels or Delaware Hospice Southern Divi- sion, Georgetown. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home, Lewes. Beryl V. S. Annand, Rehoboth homemaker Beryl Victoria Sampson An- nand, age 98, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 at CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996 - 21 home. Mrs. Annand; born near Portsmouth, England, served with the Royal Air Force during World War I. She immigrated to Canada and then the United States. A homemaker, she enjoyed the ocean, crossword puzzles, card games, birds, visitors and a good cup of tea. Her husband, Fred, died in 1981. She is survived by five sons, Robert of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Douglass of Milford, N.H., Dr. David of Landenberg, Pa., Richard of Gibsonville, N.C., and Francis W. of Wilmington; a sis- ter, Hilda Wynn of Oceanside, C,.; 22 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be an- nounced. Thomas W. Yeager, shop owner Thomas W. Yeager, age 50, of Rehoboth Beach and formerly of Pikesville, Md., died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996 at his home from complications resulting from the AIDS virus. He would have been 51 on Feb. 24. Mr. Yeager was born and raised in Baltimore's Charles Village. He attended Mergenthaler Voca- tional Technical High School where he earned a degree in cos- metology in 1963. He first be- came aware of the eternal beauty of the Eastern Shore and devel- oped a lifelong love of the water while learning his craft at the renown Delmarva Beauty Acade- my in Salisbury, Md. During the 70s and 80s, his shops were con- sidered the focal point of fashion and style in northwest Baltimore. Mr. Yeager was a member of several Baltimore philanthropic organizations. Most recently, he enjoyed spending time in Thai- land and Southeast Asia and pilot- ing his Colonial Hush Deck motor yacht in the waters surrounding his beloved Rehoboth. He is survived by a son, John C. Yeager of Catonsville, Md.; two brothers, Stephen E. and Michael M., both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Fu- neral Home, 1449 Kings High- way, Lewes. Burial will be in L0uden Park Cemetery, Catonsville, Md., at 2 p.m., Satur- day, March 2. Contributions are suggested to the Sussex County AIDS Committee, Inc., P.O. Box 712, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Lucy E. Sisofo, caregiver Lucy E. Sisofo, age 84, of Mar- sharon, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996 at St. Francis Hospital of heart failure. Mrs. Sisofo, a homemaker, was the News Journal Mother of the Year in the mid-50s for the care she provided her children and oth- ers' children. Her husband of 62 years, Attilio Sr., died in 1989. She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She is. survived by three sons, Mauro, Anthony and Attilio Jr., all of Wilmington; six daughters, Josephine Fiorentino of Lewes, Theresa Constantine of Altamonte Springs, FI., Nancy Shields and Margaret Vari, both of Marshall- ton, Lucy Eppler of Newark and Christine Eder of Fair Hill, Md.; 42 grandchildren; 53 great-grand- children; and two great-great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads, Milltown, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Woodcrest. Bur- ial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Highway. Contribu- tions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Wilmington DE 19810. William Keith Wilcoxson, former Diver employee William F. "Keith" Wilcoxson, age 57, of Georgetown, died Fri- day, Feb.. 10, 1996 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Elsmere. Mr. Wilcoxson was a self-em- ployed electrician for 28 years and also was employed with C.P. Div- er in Lewes for a number of years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2931, American Legion Post 29 and Seaford Moose Lodge. He is survived by a son, Nor- man Mint of Seaford; two daugh- ters, Janna Lyn Wilcoxson of Lewes and Leah Ann Eagle of Salisbury; two brothers, Kenneth of Tuscumbia, Ala. and Mark of Birmingham, Ala.; and his com- panion, Cynthia Mac Smith of Georgetown. Graveside serves were held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit. Mary T. Rossi, homemaker Mary T. Rossi, age 77, of Mary- del, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996, of cancer at home. Mrs. Rossi lived most of her life in Wilmington until moving to Marydel in 1978. Her husband, Ralph L. Sr., died in 1978. She is survived by three sons, Salvatore J. and Arthur M., both of New Castle and Ralph L. Jr. of Marydel; two daughters, Cather- ine M. Beck of Marydel and Lu- cille M. Hill of Lewes; h sister, Delores Pepe of Wilmington; a brother, Anthony Tolino of Wilm- ington; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 99 Main St., Marydel, with viewing at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Lan- caster Ave., Wilmington. Contri- butions are suggested to Immacu- late Conception Catholic Church, Marydel. DorothyJ. Goodfriend, former deft employee Dorothy J. Goodfriend, age 52, of White House Beach and for- merly of Middletown, N.Y., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996 of renal failure at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was formerly employed at Gram's Deli on Long Neck Road and a member of the American Legion Post 28 Auxiliary. She is survived by her compan- ion with whom she lived, Donald Morgan; a son, Thomas Good- friend of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; two daughters, Lorie Clyatt of Bloomingburg and Lisa Frederick of Holloster, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements were made by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. Julia E. Downs, retired nurse's aide Julia E. Downs, age 81, of Delaware City, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996 at her daughter's home in Glenviile. Mrs. Downs was a nurse's aide at Governor Bacon Health Center for 32 years, retiring in 1980. Her husband, Warren B., died in 1984. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Alice Heckler of Wilming- ton, Helen Callaway of Newark and Judy Croutelli of Wilmington; three sons, Frank Zdina of Wilm- ington, William Taylor of Chestertown, Md. and Edward Conway of Kentucky; a brother, John Taylor of New Castle; three sisters, Bertha Harrison of New Castle, Catherine Hamilton of Milton and Josephine Lance of Middletown; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, New Castle, with burial in Delaware City Cemetery. Contri- butions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Wilmington DE 19810. James L. Mullaney, retired steel worker James. Leo "Mike" Mullaney, age 84, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore, died Friday, Feb. 16, 1996, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, of respiratory failure. Mr. Mullaney worked for Beth- lehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Bal- timore, for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, MaryLou Eastburn Mullaney; a son, Robert Mullaney, New Free- dom, Pa.; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; four step- sons, William Eastburn of Lin- coln, Mark Eastburn of Pensacola, FI., Richard Eastburn of George- town and Robert Eastburn of Millsboro; one stepdaughter, Donna Phipps of Vail, Co.; 19 stepgrandchildren and five step- great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Mullaney of Leesport, Pa. and Alfred Mullaney of Balti- more; two sisters, Margaret of Lakewood, Co. and Katherine Kurek of Baltimore. Funeral ser- vices wee held at Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home, Lewes, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Oceanside Mental Health Center.