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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY. MARCH 2- MONDAY. MARCH 5, 2012 27 Heath. Obituaries )) The family would like to ex- tend special thanks to the staff of Fran(:is McConnell, Renaissance Health Care in retired deputy sherrif Miitsboro, Bethany Cottage Unit and to Compassionate Care Hos- Francis ]. "Frank" McConnell, pice in Millsboro for their loving 84, of Lewes, formerly of Erwin- care and support. na, Pa., passed away Sunday, Feb. A funeral service will be held 26, 2012, at his home. at noon, Friday, March 2, at the He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Long Neck chapel of Melson Fu- Doylestown, Pa., son of the late neral Services, 32013 Long Neck lames P. and Helen (Sentman) Road, Mitlsboro, where friends McConnell. may call after n a.m. Burial will Frank was a 1945 graduate of be private. Abington High School in Abing- In lieu of flowers, the family -ton, Pa. He attended LaSaile Col- suggests donations in Frank's lege and Pierce School of Busi- memory to Compassionate Care ness in Philadelphia, Pa., major- Hospice, 28467 DuPont Blvd., ing in accounting. _Unit 6, Suite 6, Millsboro, DE He proudly served in the U.S. 19966. Army. He was a lifetime member of the FraternalOrder of Police. Wilbur Sheriff Jr., Prior to 12' years of service with the Bucks County Sheriffs retired mechanic Department as a deputy sheriff, Wilbur Sheriff Jr, 70, of Lewes, Frank spent 24 years in the auto passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, glass and automotive paint divi- 2012, after bravely battling can- sions of two national companies cer. He was born Sept. 19, 1941, in in sales and later as sales and dis- Carlisle, Pa. Junior was a veteran tribution manager for three Mid- of the U.S. Army and a retired Atlantic states, heavy-duty equipment mechanic In his earlier years, he enjoyed from Groff Tractor & Equip- hunting and fishing with his two ment. sons, attending their high school He and his wife, Barbara A. soccer games, breeding and Sheriff, recently celebrated their showing AKC. field and show 30-year anniversary Feb. 14. ]u- Beagles, highlighted by winning nior was a loving and devoted a ribbon at the Westminster Dog husband. He was a friend to all, Show at Madison Square Garden always putting others' needs be- in New York. He also enioyed fore his own. He enjoyed the out- traveling with his wife Laurie doors - loving nothing more than throughout the U.S., visiting 41 of taking his dogs for walks, and go_ the 50 states, including Hawaii ing boating and fishing out on and Alaska, many European the bay. He was strong to the end countries, including kissing the and never stopped living even Blarney Stone in Ireland on his while he was fighting cancer. 50th birthday, several Caribbean While he was too humble to real-- islands and China, Hong Kong ize it, he helped lead those and Thailand in the Far East. around him to be better people He retired to the Lower East- through quiet example. Junior ern Shore of Maryland and later will be missed by all who loved moved to Lewes, where he en- him and everyone who ever had joyed golfing, gardening and vis- the chance to meet him. its from family. In addition to his wife, Barbara Frank was a devoted husband A. Sheriff, he is survived by his and best friend to his wife of 63 daughters: Robin Emig and years, Laurie (Brenkman) Mc- Cindy Ambrose; his sons: Connell; loving father to Michael Michael Emig and lack William and Scott; caring grandfather to Emig; seven grandchildren; four Sheena Walter (lorne) and Sean great-grandchildren; his sister McConnell and a happy great- Allie Myers; one niece; and two grandfather (Pop-Pop) to Logan great-nephews. Walter. He is also survived by his He was preceded in death by sister, loan Heath (Bruce St.) and his parents Wilbur Sheriff Sr. and nieces and nephews, Susan Elizabeth Sheriff; and his much- (Heath) Phipps, Bruce ]r., James, beloved dog Jack. Cynthia, Stephen and Timothy Willow Tree Jim Shore Lonoaberger Basket Amish Cabinets Boyd's Bears - Seasonal Flags 30% OFF All Yankee Candles Open Monday- Saturday 9:30am-6pm 18388 Coostol Hwy Lewes, DE 19958 302.827.2614 All services were private, was also a veteran of the U.S. Arrangements byParsellFuneral Navy. He was a member of Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. American Legion Post 28, Loyal Order of Moose, and the Elks Raymond Jacobson, Lodge in Ocean City. He loved fishing, boating and music. Jake retired line technician was a people person, outgoing Raymond Alexander Jacobson, and gregarious; he always loved "lake," of Selbyville, passed away to laugh and joke around. In ad- Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Atlantic dition to his parents, Jake was General Hospital in Berlin, Md. preceded by his wife, Mary "Pen- Born on Sept. 29, 1938, he was the ny" Schell ]acobson. son of the late Alexander and He is survived by his stepson, Flora Mae Butts I ubowski. Roger Falsis, ofHampstead, Md.; He was a retired line techni- his brothers: Leonard and Albert; clan at Proctor and Gamble. He and 12 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and special friend, Janet Weis- man. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bernard; sisters, Anna Mae and Helen; and one nephew. A committal ceremony will be held in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Millsboro, at 1 p.m., Friday, March 2, with+the confer- ring of military honors. The Rev. David Archibald will officiate. Continued on page 29 Cards, Home ccessories, Gi t;s & More 118 ;econd t;reet Lewes" 6qq-LtO52 Celebratin9 Our 1st nniver ary! ! \ m --m-- ipmnm m,~m me~ml Enter dra in a 1OO Girt Certificate! M1 Lewes apparel 25-50% Caren Aloe Bath Products 50% ;pecials on Expi~e~ March 8. 2012 Ficed item Lewes Gi ts Coupon t