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72 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 19 - March 25, 2004 derful grandchildren: Jessica, Obituaries Continued from page 71 sistant vice president of Delaware Trust Co. She served last as a branch officer with the Naaman's Road office. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, W.A. "Red" Ekelund, in Dec. 2002. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Lynn Ekelund of Milton and Laurie Draper and her husband James of Myersville; and her grandsons Samuel and Matthew Draper. Services were private. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Rev. Dr. Charles Pouldsh, retired minister The Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Poukish, 72, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 14, 2004, after a long battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. Rev. Poukish retired from the United Methodist Church in 1993 after serving 38 years as a minis- ter. He served churches in Bridgeville, Delmar, Harrington, Lewes and Wilmington as well as Crisfield, Denton and North East, Md. Before coming to the Penin- sula-DE Conference, Charlie served churches in Port Carbon and Mahanoy City, Pa. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce M.; three sons, Charles A. and his wife, Naomi; Daniel A. and his wife, Barbara; and David M.; six won- Katelyn, Emily, Jamie, Justin and Nathan; as well as threesbrothers;  ! John, Philip andWalte r . ......... Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Char- lie's life at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 West Fourth Street, Lewes, with visita- tion one hour prior. Reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown DE, 19947 or the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter, 615 S. Frederick Avenue, Suite 308, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes and Crematorium, Atldns-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. Lillie Coffen Deputy, retired from Caulk Co. Lillie Coffen Deputy, 97, of Milford, died Monday, March 15, 2004 in Milford Center, Genesis Elder Care. Mrs. Deputy was born in Slaughter Neck, near Milford, the daughter of the late Charles Bar- rett and Lulu Mae (Russell) Cof- fen. Mrs. Deputy was a shipping and receiving clerk with the L.D. Caulk Company, Milford, for 45 years before retiring in 1971. She was a lifetime member of the Av- enue United Methodist Church, Milford, where she was active in the Women's Circle until she be- came disabled. She enjoyed needlepoint work and homemak- ing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Burton Deputy in 1983, her twin sister These shoes walked to a new location.' 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Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Srday, March 20, in Hol- lywoodCemetery, Milford - Har- rington Highway, Harrington. Contributions are suggested to Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 North Church Street, Milford. Arrangements by Lofland Fu- neral Home, Milford. Herbert A. Butler, retired steel machinist Herbert A. Butler, 85, of Nassau Woods, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, of a cerebral hemorrhage at home. Mr. Buffer was a man of many talents and a retired Bethlehem Steel machinist. When asked about his first job, Mr. Butler replied with delight that one sum- mer when he was about 14, his fa- ther handed him a paint- brush and told him he Was to paiht a house entirely on his 0Vl. '  . Mr, Butler married his BUTLER hometown sweetheart Catherine D. Hettes Nov. 12, 1938, in Scranton, Pa. and they soon migrated to Florida in pur- suit of work. Disappointed in Florida, they returned north to Baltimore where Mr. Butler began his employment of 42 years with Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring as a machinist in 1981. During strike periods, Mr. But- ler quickly found alternative jobs, especially enjoying a position as floor manager of Hochschild Kohn's Department Store. After the strike,-he continued at Hochschild's on a part-time sta- res, eventually working in its gar- den center. Not tolerant of waste, Mr. Buffer routinely salvaged life- less plants rejected ,by customers and brought them home to thrive in his fertile garden. Some family members mischievously claim he invented the thrifty habit of recy- cling. Although he was excluded from military service due to poor eye- :sight;.h e was pleased to share that .his son, David H. Butler (de- :x;eased) served in the U.S. Army's "82ndAirborne and his younger son, J. LintonButler, served in the L!.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Mr. Butler was born in Philadel-" phia, Pa. in 1918, and moved to Scranton where he attended-pub- lic schools, graduating in 1935. When he completed drafting and electronics courses in his young adulthood, he was forever an au- todidact and therefore developed an extraordinary variety of skills and talents to the benefit of his family. Over the years, he extensively expanded and improved the fami- ly's bungalow home in Essex, Md., where he and his wife Catherine D. Butler raised their four children and remained for more than 50 years. After retiring, the Buffers moved to their daugh- ter Marilyn's community, West- minster, Md., for eight years be- fore purchasing their home in Sussex County. Mr. Buffer's avocations includ- ed camping, gardening, fishing, reading, woodworking and pho- tography. In the 1950s, he built a Titanium Eyeglass Special S50o,