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Obituaries Continued from page 25 Milltown, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, Milltown. Contributions are suggested to charity. Marie Evelyn Mitchell, dietary supervisor Marie Evelyn Mitchell, age 69, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997 of heart failure at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Mrs. Mitchell was a cook and dietary supervisor at Beebe Med- ical Center in Lewes for 24 years and later worked part time in the hospital snack bar. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William J. Mitchell, in 1993. She is sur- vived by a daughter, Judith S. Hall of Georgetown; two sons, W. Charles of Rehoboth Beach and Robert R. of Elkton, Md.; a sister, Louise Bowden of Millsboro; six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Services were held at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 600 N. DuPont Highway, George- town, DE 19947. M. Richard Kandle, Jr., worked with Laird & Co. M. Richard Kandle, Jr., age 83, of Forked River, N.J., died Satur- day, Feb. 22, 1997 at the Southern Ocean County Hospital, Mana- hawkin, N.J., where he had been a patient. Mr. Kandle worked in the credit department of Laird & Co., in Wilmington for 45 years until his retirement in 1978. After his re- tirement he moved to Rehoboth Beach where he enjoyed fishing and gardening. He attended Goldey Beacom Business College, and was the first quarter master of the Sea Scout Program of the DelMarVa Council, Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Kandle is survived by his wife of 58 years, Averta; a daugh- ter, Caroline Hartwell of Red Li- on, Pa.; a son, Richard, of Forked River, N.J.; and one grandson. Services were held in the chapel of Graeelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, with burial in the ad- joining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Camp Rodney, DelMarVa Coun- cil, Boy Scouts of America, 801 N. Washington Street, Wilming- ton, DE 19801. Births Margaret H. Sylvanus, registered nurse Margaret H. Sylvanus, age 77, of High Point, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997 of a heart attack at home. Mrs. Sylvanus was a registered nurse who worked at Alfred I. duPont Institue (now duPont Hos- pital for Children) for more than 20 years. She retired as night su- pervisor in the early 1970s. She bowled in the Holiday Lanes league in Holly Oak for many years, and won numerous tro- phies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross M., in 1996. She is survived by two sons, Ross M. "Rick", Jr., of Lewes and Robert E. of Manheim, Pa.; a daughter, Jeanne M. DiMaio of Newark; a sister, Jacqueline V. Johnson of Claymont; 10 grand- children; and two great-grandchil- dren. Services were held at Beeson Memorial Services, with burial in Silverbrook Cemetery. Philip F. Tobin Sr., wood pattern maker Philip F. Tobin, Sr., age 93, of New Castle, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997 in Arbors at New Castle. Mr. Tobin was a wood pattern maker with Eastern Malleable Iron, Eden Park, from 1921 to 1961, when the plant closed. He later worked as a maintenance man for St. Peter the Apostle Catholic school and church, and retired in 1969. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and its Holy Name Soci- ety. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marcella V. Tobin; a son, Philip F., Jr. of Newark; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Lobozzo of New Castle, and Marcella A. Rinaldi of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, Edward B. of New Cas- fie; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, New Castle, with burial in the church ceme- tery. Contributions are suggested to St. Peter's Workforce, New Cas- tle. Estella Sawyer, nurse's aid Estella Sawyer, age 74, of Mil- ton, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997 of heart failure in Milford Manor. Ms. Sawyer was a nurse's aid and also worked as a beautician in New York. She was a member of the Mount Zion Church in Georgetown. She is survived by a brother, Fred Spellman of Milton; an un- cle, Frank Trottman of Ellendale; two aunts, Gladys Johnson and Lillie Sawyer, both of North Car- olina; four nieces, a nephew; and a host of cousins and other relatives. Services were held at Mount Zion Church, Georgetown, with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Joseph Francis Doris, comptroller Joseph Francis Doris, age 59, of Village of Clearwater, Frankford, and formerly of Coaldale, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 23, 1997 of cancer at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Doris was a comptroller for 24 years for Fitting, Inc., of Seat- CAPE GAZETI'E, Friday, February 28- March 6, 1997 - 27 tie, Wash. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bethany Beach; a veteran of the U.S. Navy of Korean War and a member of Mason-Dixon Post #7234 of VFW, Quillen Point, Ocean View. Mr. Doris is survived by two brothers, Robert of Hamilton, N.J., and Paul of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Marie A. Tes- sitore of Ocean View, Ann Cur- vey and Jean McClafferty, both of Tamaqua, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Sara Doris of Tamaqua, Pa. Services were held at St.Jerome's Catholic Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to charity. George M. Lowe, CPA in Panama George M. Lowe, age 85, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997 at his residence. Mr. Lowe worked as a CPA for the U.S. government in the Pana- ma Canal Zone for 30 years. He was a member of Canal Zone or- ganizations. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Catherine Bell. He is survived by two daugh- ters, Marguerite "Peggy" Brooks of Wilmington and Catherine "Kitty" Racine of Rehoboth Beach; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Service and burial were private and contributions may be made to a charity ofcboice. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes. Hayward W. Robinson, owned "The Dixie" Hayward W. Robinson, age 76, of Dover, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997 of cancer at home. Mr. Robinson was a veteran of World War H, serving in Italy. After his military career, he op- erated a fishing party boat, "The Bill Davey" out of Mispiilion Lighthouse and Indian River Inlet. He later ran the 'Whe Miss Not- tingham" out of Indian River Yacht Basin booking fishing par- ties and cruises. He also owned and operated "The Dixie" a pad- dlewheel boat which ran pleasure cruises out of Rehoboth Beach. Mr. Robinson moved to Florida in 1957 and worked for Pan Am Airways, running a supply boat in support of NASA in the Bahamas. He was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and assist- ed in training operations in Flori- da and Delaware. He returned to Delaware in 1966 and operated a mobile home park and later developed and op- erated a mobile home park at Cedar Creek Estates and Farm- view. He was on the board of directors at International Underwriters where he surveyed boats and sold marine insurance. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Ella A. Robinson; two daughters, Nancy A. Morris of Dover and Sharon L. Robinson of Diamond Bar, Calif.; three step- children, Judy Aldrich of Felton, Matthew Varanko of Dover and Luke Varanko of Connecticut; two grandsons; two great-grand- daughters; three aunts, Josephine Makal of Florida, Evelyn Taylor of Templeville, Md., and Cather- ine Hollenbeck of Milford, and his best friend, Louise Reese of Dover. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. A. Marie Fedigan, insurance secretary A. Marie Fedigan, age 89, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997 at Foulk Manor North, her residence since 1994. Miss Fedigan was a secretary with Traveler's Insurance Co.'s Wilmington office for 40 years. She was a long time member of Christ Our King Catholic Church. She is survived by several cousins, including Robert M. Wright of Newark, Harry Wright of Rehoboth Beach and Jeanne Markowski of Wilmington, all of whom cared for her. Services were held at Christ Our King Catholic Church, Wilming- ton, with burial in Christ Our King Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Christ Our King Catholic Church. Nancy Lois Maher, receptionist Nancy Lois Maher, age 35, of Dover, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1996 of cardiac arrest in Kent General Hospital, Dover. Miss Maher had been a recep- tionist. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Dover. She is survived by her parents, Jeanne Maynadier Henry and William C. Henry of Dover, with whom she lived, Robert F. and Dot Maher of Exmore, Va.; six sisters, Ann M. Maher of Re- hoboth Beach, Kathlene Turcotte of Harrington, Karen Rohrer of Reidsville, N.C., Sandra Plosken of Bear, Suzanne Monath of Chi- no Valley, Ariz., and Joanne Walling of Milford; and nieces and nephews, including Savannah Maher, at home. Services were held at Christ Episcopal Church, Dover, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, near Angola. Contributions are suggested to Shepherd's Place, Box 1969, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware Delbert and Lisa Kwan, Lewes, Feb. 13, son. Phillip, Jr. and Nelliana Van- dermark, Georgetown, Feb. 13, SOIl. Ebony Laws, Selbyville, Feb. 14, daughter. Lori Wallo, Millsboro, Feb. 14, son. Alpha and Jeremy Rae Williams, Bridgeviile, Feb. 14, Dover 19903, or Whatcoat Shel- ter, 381 State College Road, Dover, 19904 or Dover Alliance to Feed the Hungry, Dover. Nelson C. Smith, manufacturing worker Nelson C. Smith, age 70, of Greenwood, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, of cancer at Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Smith worked for Milford Stitching Company and then for Milton Manufacturing from 1973 to 1985. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren, gardening and woodworking. His wife, Do- lores Meadows Smith, died in 1991. He is survived by three daugh- ters, Joyce Voss of Greenwood, Donna Pusey of Bridgeville and Penny Lightcap of Naples, Fla.; five sisters, Thelma Warrington of Lewes, Ermadine Starkey of Smyrna, Margaret Vanderwende of Dover, Phyllis Knotts of Seaford and Shirley Bramble of Federalsburg, Md.; six grandchil- dren; and his friend Garfield Gorski of Bowers Beach. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 at Fleischauer Fu- neral Home, West Market St., Greenwood, with burial in Bloomery Cemetery, Federals- burg. Harold C. Wilson, retired millwright Harold C. Wilson, age 81, of Newark and formerly of Lewes, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Manor Care, Pike Creek. Mr. Wilson was a millwright and member of Millwright and Joiners Local 1545, Wilmington, retiring in 1976 after 40 years. He was a member of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ada; two daughters, Clara E. Davis of Hockessin and Caro- line C. Marshall of Lewes; two sisters, Catherine Freeman of Jef- fersonville, Ind. and Emma Gan- non of Lewes; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKen- naris Church Road, with visitation after 1 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Wilm- ington. son. Mark and Patricia Vicidomini, Georgetown, Feb. 16, son. Daniel Veranza and Isabel Cruz, Frankford, Feb. 17, daugh- ter. James McDougale, Jr. and Romonda Phillips, Ellendale, Feb. 19, daughter. Shunette Banks, Lewes, Feb. 20, son. German Temaj and Rosa Jiguan, Selbyville, Feb. 20, daughter. Gerald Vickers, Jr. and Amber Wharton, Dagsboro, Feb. 20, son. Mark and Lori Williams, Georgetown, Feb. 20, son.