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26 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 Obituaries Mary R. Hershberger, Registered Nurse Mary Radick Hershberger, 84, of North East, died of heart failure in the Union Hospital of Elkton, Md. Mrs. Hershberger was born in Casamassina, Italy. She was a registered nurse at the Wilmington General Hospital. She also worked for Doe Skin Pa- per Company. She was a member of Faith City Church in Christiana. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, fishing, crab- bing, clamming and the beach. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Clyde J. Hershberger; four sons, John Radick of Lewes, John J. Hershberger of Medina, Ohio, Donald L. Hershberger of Rittman, Ohio, and Leeroy K. Hershberger of North East; three daughters, Rose Ashley of Clay- mont, Angeline Ciabattoni of Ear- leville and Norma J. Hershberger of Wadsworth, Ohio; three broth- ers, Dominick Baray of Lewes, Rocko Mucico of Newport and Carmen Mucico of Newark; one sister, Clara Radick of Newport; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, March 7, at Beeson Memorial Ser- vices, Newark, with burial in Sil- verbrook Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to Home Health Care of America, 201 Possum Park Rd., Newark, DE 19711 William Cerf Wright, refinery foreman William Cerf Wright, 86, of Milton, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Wright was a foreman at Sinclair Oil Refinery for 35 years. He retired in 1966. He was head usher at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Lewes, a position he had held for many years. He was a member of the Georgetown Adult Plus Center and of the Sinclair Retiree Association. He is survived by a son, William B. of Newark; three daughters, Jane Tollefson of Wilmington, Betty Schaefer of Boothwyn, Pa., and Pat Moran of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Lewes, with pri- vate burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Aston, Pa. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., George- town, DE 19947. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium. PLAN TO A TEND Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 PM LEGISLATIVE HALL, DOVER, DE B. Edwina Stocker, family business person B. Edwina Stocker, 55, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Monday, March 9, 1998, from complica- tions of diabetes at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a homemaker and en- joyed working and assisting her husband in the family lawn ser- vice business. She is survived by her husband, Joseph J.; a daughter, Jennifer S. Stocker, of Rehoboth; a stepson, Joseph J.; and a grandchild. Services were held in the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Long Neck, with burial in Millsboro Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Associa- tion, 110 S. French St., Wilming- ton, DE 19801. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Norman L. Howett, DuPont supervisor Norman L. Howett, 94, of Long Neck, and formerly of the Richardson Park and Woodcrest area of Wilmington, died Satur- day, March 7, 1998, of heart fail- ure at home. He was an electrical supervisor at DuPont's Newport Plant, retir- ing in 1968 after 35 years of ser- vice. He served in the National Guard. He was a member of Arm- strong Masonic Lodge 26 in New- port, a lifetime member of the In- dian River Senior Center and a charter member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Long Neck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie P., in 1986. He is survived by a daughter, Beverly A. Howett, of Long Neck; two sons, Norman L. Jr. and James B., both of Rehoboth Beach; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandson. Services were held in the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Long Neck, with burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. Contributions are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, Delaware Chapter, 222 Philadel- phia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19802, or Long Neck United Methodist Church, Millsboro, DE 19966. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Evelyn Amanda Cain, auxiliary member Evelyn Amanda Cain, 92, of Harrington, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, in the Courtland Manor Nursing Home, Dover. Mrs. Cain was the oldest life- time member of the Ladies Auxil- iary of Harrington Fire Co., a member of Harrington Senior Center and a member of the As- bury United Methodist Church, Harrington. She loved to cook and to spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, George W., who died in 1987. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles G. and Eleanore Cain, both of Harring- ton; and two grandchildren, Greg Cain of Harrington and Denise Cain of Rehoboth. Services were held at Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington, with burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington. Contributions are suggested to Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington, DE 19952 or Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Harrington Fire Co., 10 Mechanic St., Harrington, DE 19952. Florence Ann Cornell, sales manager Florence Ann Cornell, 45, of Harbeson, died Friday, March 6, 1998, of cancer at home. Mrs. Cornell was a sales man- ager in food brokering. She en- joyed hobbies and crafts and was involved in a program of improv- ing life for children with disabili- ties. She is survived by her husband, Craig L.; two sons, Brian and Christopher, both at home; and four brothers, John Yeatman of Wilmington, Edward Yeatman of Claymont, William Yeatman of New Castle and Thomas Yeatman of Wilmington. Services were held in Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes, with burial pri- vate. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium. Brenda Ann Sharkey, office manager Brenda Ann Sharkey, 58, of Lewes, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Sharkey was an office manager for All State Insurance, retiring in 1993. She was a volunteer with Lewes Public Library, and a member of the Lewes Historical Society and the Southern Delaware of Life- long Learning. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Five Points. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, William J.; three sons, Stephen M. of Fredericksburg, Va., Michael J. of Lewes and Bri- an J. of Falls Church, Va.; a daughter, Karen M. Sharkey of Lewes; her father, Denis J. Donoghue of Quincy, Mass.; two sisters, Judith Simkins of Derry, N.H., and Marylee Wall of Hol- brook, Mass.; three brothers, Paul Donoghue and Michael Donoghue of Quincy and Joseph Donoghue of Baltimore; and three grandchil- dren. Services were held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Five Points, with burial in St. Peter's Ceme- tery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, P.O. Box 38, Milton, DE 19968. Robert L. Downing, Georgetown resident Robert L. Downing, 69, of Georgetown died Sunday, March  8, 1998, in his home. Mr. Downing was born in Horn- town, Va., son of the late Henry Downing and the late Virgie Can- non. He was preceded in death by his companion of 40 years, Pearl Bai- Continued on page 27 PUBLIC HEARING DIABETES INSURANCE BILL HOUSE BILL 175 THIS BILL REQUIRES OUTPATIENT INSUIL00NCE COVERAGE FOR DIABETES EDUCATION aND SUPPLIES. Anyone who has Diabetes, family, friends and anyone who wants to improve Diabetes health care in Delaware should support this legislation with their presence or call your state representative. WE NEED Y(I00U. CALL THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ISSUE. DON POST 302-684-8404 SHERRY SAVIN 302-656-0030 O