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Jt,iJm I '16, TUESDAY, MARCH 10 - THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 15 as a bookkeeper at Beebe Clinic in Lewes for five years before marrying and raising a large fam- ily. She and her husband operat- ed a family farm in Overbrook for about 25 years. She also en- joyed working at the Dressco garment factory in Lewes. Elizabeth was loved by many because of her pleasant person- ality. During her f'mal illness, the medical staff who cared for her were often amazed at her posi- tive and cheerful attitude even when she was not feeling well. She will be greatly missed by anyone who ever enjoyed her Sussex County cuisine. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by Mar- shall A. Willey Sr., her adoring husband, with whom she en- joyed 51 years of marrlage, and a beloved daughter, Patricia Ann Willey. She leaves to cherish wonderful memories of her four sons, Marshall A. WilleyJr., Lyn- don Willey and his wife Elaine, Jack Willey and his wife Kiln and Dennis Willey and his wife Bon- nie; four daughters, Charlotte Hall and her husband A.Q, Phyl- lis Roe and her husband David, Donna Workman and her hus- band J.D. and Betty Burton and her husband John; 15 grandchil- dren, Zachary Hall, Sabrina Mann and her husband Gordon, Jason Workman and his wife Jen, Kristal Hastings and her hus- band lonathan, Sarah Burton, Sharon Eckeurode and her hus- band Rodney, David Burton, Stacey Burton, Heather Willey, William Willey, Amber Willey, Nicholas Willey, Eric Willey, Justin Willey and Gabriel Willey; three step-grandsons, Arlyn Hall Jr., Josh Sims and Lee McDaniel; and four great-grandchildren, Luke Workman, Seth Workman, Grace Workman and Alex Hast- ings; and a good friend, Dorothy Workman. Services will be at I p.m., Tues- day, March 10, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Long Neck Road, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in White's Chapel Cemetery, Overbrook. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patrio's Way, Milford, DE 19963. Mercedes E, Kozak, retired clothing buyer Mercedes E. Kozak, 60, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the Milford Hospice Center from ovarian cancer. Mercedes "Teet" was born in Altoona, Pa., Nov. 21, 1948, to Ion and Dorothea (Rcif00tcck) Vul- lade. She was one of seven chil- dren. Sept. 20, 1969, she married Gary R. Kozak, also of Altoona, and began to raise a family. A hard worker, she spent many years in retail and women's clothing workingat such stores as Hess and Kaufmanns, including a stint as a buyer for Monarchs in Altoona. More recently, she was a member of the Wal-Mart fami- ly, where she still has many friends and sisters in spirit, who have been a great source of com- fort and friendship through her journey with ovarian cancer. In 2001 Teet and Gary moved away from harsh winters of Altoona to Long Neck in Millsboro where they had a summer home for years. Teet loved the sand, the bay and took great pleasure in fish- ing, Jimmy Buffet and margaritas with friends, and playing with her grandsons at the beach. Mercedes is survived by her spouse of nearly 40 years, Gary;, and her only child Barbara Kozak-Sellers (married to Kyle Sellers) of Lancaster, Pa. The lights of her life were her two grandsons, Sean Gregory and Ethan Cole. Although both par- ents preceded her in death, she is survived by all of her siblings, Sr. ]on Francis, Frank, Paul, James, Frederick and Marian (Heck- man); and a bevy of loved nephews, nieces and great- nephews and -nieces. A memorial service will be held to honor her at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 12. The service will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro. Although Mercedes loved flow- ers, she preferred that memorial contributions be sent in her name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Without Delaware Hospice, Mercedes' last days would not have been the gift that they were. Anna F, Karrow, retired secretary, chef Anna Falzarano Karrow, 76, of Milton, passed away surrounded by her loving family in Beebe Medical Center Monday, March 2, 2009. She died of complica- tions related to chronic obstruc- tive pulmonary disease (bronchi- tis and emphysema) after a long and courageous battle with the insidious disease. The daughter of Italian immi- grants, Anna was born in Stirling, hl.]. After attending high school and secretarial school, she mar- ried Ted Karrow and practiced real estate with him in their home office in Pluckemin, 1'4.]. She and her family later moved to northern V'wginia; where she enjoyed a long and successful ca- reer as an executive secretary to defense contractors. The family later owned their own restaurant in Winchester, Va., where Anna served as a chef and won much critical acclaim for her cooking. She continued to work in the restaurant business after moving to Delaware in 1997. She was uni- versally known as a warm and wonderful person who gave un- stintingly of her time and energy to others. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her spouse of 56 years, Ted; her daughter Sharron of Milton; and her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Shan- non of Lewes. Granddaughters Nicole and Victoria join in this loving remembrance. Services are private. Norman E. Blackwood, retired vice president Norman E. Blackwood, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Val- paraiso, Ind., the son of Doris Atkinson Blackwood and the late Grant Blackwood. Previously from New Jersey, Mr. Blackwood has been a resi- dent of Rehoboth Beach for 11 years. He was employed by ITT Kellog in New Jersey for 12 years and worked for the Revlon Corp. as vice president of information systems, in both New York and New Jersey, retiring in 2000 after 30 years. He was also owner/op- erator of Coastal IT Consulting computer service in Rehoboth for the past eight years. He sang with the Dapper Dans of Harmo- ny in Livingston, N.J., and was a member of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America for 45 years. He enjoyed flying and flew for 10 years with his pilot's license. In addition to his mother, Doris Blackwood of Remington, Ind, Mr. Blackwood is survived byhis wife of 51 years, Mary Ann McDaniel Blackwood; five daughters, Elizabeth Blackwood of Middlesex, N.J.; Martha Simon and husband David of Monroe Township, N.J., Michele Wadsworth of Flemington, N.J., Susan Chmielewski and hus- band Edward of Green Brook, N.J., and Kathryn Blackwood of Hamilton, N.J.; seven grandchil- dren, Matthew and Allan Simon, Michael and Rachel Wadsworth, and Jimmy, Kristen and Kimberly Chmielewski; a brother, Terry Blackwood of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Joetta Duncan and hus- band ].(2. of Palm Springs, Calif., and Barbara Reynolds and hus- band Kenneth of Indiana; and sister-in-law, Jerry Jordan of Re- hoboth Beach. A memorial service was held at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to TunneU Cancer Center, 424 Sa- vannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Lillian Williams, day-care provider Lillian "Maxine" Williams of Rehoboth Beach passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Washington, D.C. Born in Silver Springs, Md., in 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian Thomas. A loving mother and grand- mother, she devoted her life to taking care of children, serving as a day-care provider both in Homer, N.Y., and in Rehoboth Beach. She made friends wher- ever she went and always had a kind word for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robert W'flliams in 2005; and her Continued onpage 17 For more information please call 1-800-404-7080 or visit Let us show you the advantages of the Golden Technologies lift chair... You will find the omfofl' you are looking for, and more... Getting up has never been easier... On hiflhway 9, 4 miles east of Georgetown, DE 302-856-6365.