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Obituaries William J. Brown, retired poultry worker William J. Brown, 66, of Mil- ton, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center from in- juries he sustained in a Feb. 23 au- tomobile accident. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed in the supply room at King Cole in Mil- ton, and later with Allen Poultry, Harbeson, retiring in 1986. Mr. Brown enjoyed reading and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, on Feb. 23, 1998, in the same accident. He is survived by two brothers, Robert Fahey of Ridley Park, Pa., and Charles Day of Newark; and two sisters, Mary Wicks of Wilm- ington and Marian Wade of Chep- achet, R.I. Service and burial wereprivate. Helen S. Wright, started circle group Helen S. Wright, 95, of Milford, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, in the Milford Center Genesis Healthcare. Mrs. Wright was a homemaker and had assisted her late husband at Wright's Garage in Milford, which they started in 1924, per- forming a variety of duties, in- cluding running the lunch counter. Mrs. Wright lived in Milford until 1962 when she and her fami- ly moved to Juno, Fla. They re- turned to Milford in 1982. She was the oldest member of Calvary U.M. Church, where she was in- strumental in starting the circles, and was a member of Ionia Coun- cil 13, Pocahontas Lodge of Delaware. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lewis Wright, in 1992. She is survived by a son and his wife, Joseph L. and Gladys S. Wright of Milford; a brother, G.J. Steward of Felton; two sisters, Ruth Woodall of Rehoboth Beach and Elizabeth Gamble of Milford; and two grandchildren, Curtis E. Wright of Lewes and Deborah L. Dixon of Felton. Services were held at the Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, with burial in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. Contributions are suggested to Calvary U.M. Church, S.E. Front Street, Milford, DE 19963. Norma J. Manning, decorator Norma J. Manning, 71, of Mil- ton, formerly of Linwood, Pa., died of cancer Sunday, March 1, 1998, in her home. She was 71, She was homemaker and had al- so worked as a decorator at Franklin Mint. Mrs. Manning attended Trinity Christian Church, Newtown Square, Pa., the Midway Assem- bly of God, Lewes. She enjoyed crafts and sewing and was a great wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Elmer L. Manning; a daughter, Shirley Stewart of Wilmington; five sons, Denver L. and Terry W., both of Wilming- ton, Eugene B. and Douglas A., both of Milton, and David J. of BangOr, Pa.; four sisters, Marie Wall and Gertrude Boyajeion, both of Anaheim, Calif., Vida Mae McCown of Glouster, Ohio, and Lee Durham of Milton; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren. Services were held at the Mid- way Assembly of God, Lewes, with burial in Glenwood Memori- al Cemetery, Broomall, Pa. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947. Louise A. Moore, master flower judge Louise A. Moore, 75, of Hockessin, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in Franciscan Health Care Center, Brackenville. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She was a master flower show judge for the Delaware Flower Show Judges Council,a Hercules Country Club bridge player, and a former board member and volun- teer for the Delaware Nature and Education Society. She worked in the research center of Hercules Inc. before and after World War II, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as a navigational instructor at Camp LeJeune, N.C., during the war. She is survived by her husband, David Bonner Moore; a son, Stu- art D. of Lewes; a daughter, Nan- cy Moore Gifford of Rensselaer, N.Y.; a brother, Smart A. "Tom- my" Atkins of Las Vegas; a sister, Priscilla A. Townsend of Olympia, Wash.; and five grand- children. A memorial service was held at Dougherty Funeral Home, Pike Creek, with burial private. Merris T. Stayton III, union business agent Merris T. "Ted" Stayton III, 58, of died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, of cancer in his home. Mr. Stayton was a 38-year member of Ironworkers Local 451 and served as its business agent. He was a member of St. John- Holy Angels Parish and Sons of Italy Piedmont Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margaret Ann Snavely Stayton; two sons, Merris T. IV and Christopher J., both of Newark; a daughter, Mary Eliza- beth Renai of Wilmington; his mother, Elizabeth Marchegiani of Newark; two brothers, Charles of Newark and Mark of Rehoboth Beach; two sisters, Sandra Raugh- ley of Wilmington and Elizabeth Ann Hall of Lewes; six grandchil- dren. A memorial Mass was held at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Newark, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Wilmington. Theodore W. Brunken, systems engineer Theodore W. Brunken, 64, of Lewes and formerly of Spring- field, Delaware County, Pa., died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Brunken was a systems en- gineer for AT&T for 35 years, re- tiring in 1989. He was a member of Groome United Methodist Church, Lewes. Mr. Brunken served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Georgetown, where he did volunteer work on machines for the hearing impaired; a mem- ber of the Scottish Rite in Scran- ton, Pa.; a member of VFW 7449, Rehoboth Beach; the AARP Chapter 3543, Sussex County; Sussex Shore Senior Square, and the Whirl-A-Ways Square Dance Club, Georgetown. He was also 32nd degree Mason in Prospect Lodge 578. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Karen; two sons, Theodore Jr. and Clifford; a daughter, Vir- ginia Schmid of Collegeville, Pa.; a brother, John, of Lewes; a step- daughter, Cindy O'Neill of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one grandson. Services were held at Groome United Methodist Church, Lewes, with burial in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prus- sia, Pa. Contributions are suggested to Groome United Methodist Church, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Roland C. Larson, sanitation operator Roland C. Larson, 82, of Re- hoboth Beach and formerly of Ridgely, Md., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, of respiratory failure in Harbor Healthcare Center, Lewes. Mr. Larson had been a sanitary treatment officer for Darley Creek Joint Authority, Philadelphia. He retired in 1971, and moved to the Rehoboth area in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Eloise "Lois" Gilman, of Re- hoboth Beach; two sons, Louis M. of Reston, Va., and William of Picketing, Ontario, Canada; a sis- ter, Margaret "Peggy" Minor of Zellwood, Fla.; and seven grand- children. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Helen Hazel Shahan, Geriatric Services worker Helen Hazel Shahan, 83, of Dover and formerly of Magnolia, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, of res- piratory failure at Kent General Hospital. Mrs. Shahan had worked at Em- manuel's and J.C. Penney Co. Inc., both formerly in downtown Dover, and for Geriatric Services of Delaware, also in Dover, for 10 years. For five years, she was a volunteer in the surgical waiting room of Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was a member of Wesley U.M. Church, Dover, and of the Dover Lioness Club. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Brady V. Shahan Jr. of Dover; a daughter, Beverly Ann Brown of Dover; two sons, Donald J. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry High of Salisbury, Md.; a brother, James Hazel of Lewes; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, with bur- ial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden Contributions are sug- gested to the Arthritis Foundation, Wilmington, or to the Delaware Hospice, Dover. Eugene Joseph Karlik Sr., auto mechanic Eugene Joseph Karlik Sr., 77, of Milton and formerly of Wilming- ton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at home. Mr. Karlik was an auto mechan- ic at Delaware Olds in Wilming- ton for many years and then at Short's Garage in Wilmington, re- tiring in 1977. He moved to Mil- ton in 1988. He was a member of Temple Lodge 11 AF&AM, Wilmington. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Woodring Karlik, in 1988. He is survived by his daughters, Jo Ann Melson of Wilmington and Gail Smith of Milton; a son, Eugene Jr. of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a brother, Robert of Wilmington; his former wife, Beverly Karlik of Wilmington; and four grandchil- dren. 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