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Late Obituaries William J. Sponaugle, retired teacher William Joseph Sponaugle Sr., 77, died at home Wednesday, March 22, 2000, following a long illness. He was a retired social studies teacher from Rehoboth Middle School and had also been a sales- man for Acorn Advertising Com- pany. He served as a second lieu- tenant pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce; son Bill Jr. of Dewey Beach; daughter Ruth Skoglund of Lewes; daughter Linda Sponaugle of Dover; daughter Brenda Simmons of West Vir- ginia; son Timothy of Maryland; son Christopher of Delaware County, Pa.; and son Daniel of Milton. He is also survived by three sisters: Elizabeth Ritchie of Dayton, Va.; Catherine Simmons and Rhea Simmons, both of Franklin, W. Va.; and six grand- children. Guests will be received by the family at Westminster Presbyter- ian Church, at King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, immediately followed by a memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Sponaugle. Inter- ment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice Southern Divi- sion, N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. William. E. Walsh Jr., sportsman, civic leader William Ernest Walsh Jr., 84, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at his residence near Milton. He was born in Lewes, son of the late William Ernest Waish and Nora May Joseph. Mr. Walsh was a graduate of Lewes High School and Beacom College and served in the U.S. Army in World War It. He was a life member of the Lewes Fire De- partment; a member of the Broad- kiln Sportsmans Association; life member of the American Trap Shooting Association; a 32-degree Mason; member of Jefferson Lodge 15, Lewes; and Nur Shrine Club, Wilmington. He served on the Lewes Board of Public Works from 1965-74, was the recipient of several Delaware state veter- ans' trophies and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes. He retired in 1984, af- ter 38 years as a specialist in heat- ing sales and service. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence "Sis" Toner Walsh, in 1991. He is survived by two sons, John T. "Jate" Walsh of Lewes and William E. Walsh III of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Bethel United Methodist Church, at Fourth and Market streets in Lewes, with a Masonic service at 1:45 p.m. Burial will follow in Bethel Methodist Cemetery. Memorial contributions are sug- gested to Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Lewes. Jean s. Metz, retired psychologist Jean S. Metz, 75, of Milton, died at her residence Wednesday, March 22, 2000. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to the late Francis and Bernadette Hogan Swartzmiller. Mrs. Metz worked many years as a child psychologist. She was a member of St. Edmonds/St. Jude's Catholic Parish, a member of the Lewes Senior Center and treas- ured leader at the One Room School House at the senior center. She served as a tutor at the Delaware READS program and loved gardening. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Herbert T. Metz of Kintnersville, Pa. A visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 24, at Parsell It Will The Wind. Can You Its Beauty? .]'llm'81" Roofing : ...... Shingle by is your beautiful answer. It's warranted for winds ....... up to 110 mph. for 10 years This oversized shingle, with extra heavy mat, is both residential & commercial roofing applicationS. It protection from hurricanes & other high winds. 40 year limited warranty 5 year Sure Start TM protection 7 Great colors QUALITY ROOFING SUPPLY CO. 1572 Hwy. One Lewes, DE (302) 644-4115 Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes. Mass of Christ- ian Burial will be at I0 a.m., Sat- urday, March 25, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Route 1 and Five Points, Lewes. Burial will be private at Delaware Veterans Cemetery South, Millsboro. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice Southern Divi- sion, N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. MbertJ. Martin Sr. Chrysler Corp. retiree Albert Joseph Martin, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, died March 22, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Mr. Martin retired in 1975, after 25 years as a general foreman for the Chrysler Company. He was a member of St. Edmonds Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach; the Lewes Senior Center, where he volunteered; and Delaware Hos- pice, where he did volunteer work. He was predeceased by his wife, Estella M. Martin, in 1997. He is survived by his son, Albert J. Martin of Great Falls, Va.; three grandchildren - Daniel, Caroline and Kent Martin, all of Great Falls; and sister, Mary Sullivan of Newark. Prayer services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Re- hoboth Beach. Burial will be pri- vate. In lieu of flowers, the fami- ly suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice Southern Divi- sion, N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrange- ments by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Lewes. 000 .0g d.uM - t,g do, aM ;.ubi' .II"I".AD :4qAD, g f CAPE GAZETI'E, Friday, March 24 - March 30, 2000 - 13 Softball Continued from page 1 'and in our opinion, addressed these concerns, it was not and is not our intention to cause commu- nity discord. On the contrary, our goal is to provide a healthy, en- joyable activity for young people and to promote our local little leagues, thereby benefiting every- one in the community," Townsend wrote. His plans called for eight soft- ball fields, dormitories for players and players' families and conces- sions in a major complex. The complex was expected to be in- tensively used for about ten weeks each summer, drawing dozens of teams per week to com- pete. Opponents said it was just too much, arguing that traffic, noise, lights, trash, slower emergency responses, loss of wildlife and other concerns made it a bad idea. "The only thing I can say is that it's a good concept, but not in a residential neighborhood," said Elaine Barry, a nearby resident whose phone has rung off the hook since the application was filed. Sussex County Council Presi- dent Lynn Rogers said that he has worked with Townsend to try to get him to withdraw the applica- tion from this site. Rogers and other county offi- cials have been on the receiving end of heavy opposition. Rogers said that he felt "this was an inap- propriate location" for the project. 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Townsend also said "It was also my intention to offer the use of the facilities, at no cost, to the lo- cal area little leagues if and when they determine its use was appro- pilate." m Bruce Uliss and Steve Maicom HOW ABOUT A HOME INSPECTION? Smart homebuyers will make their offer to purchase contingent upon a satisfactory home inspection. Even when the seller will not pay for any repairs, buyers should hire a professional home inspector to minimize the possibility of buying a home with serious undisclosed defects. Most professional inspectors have had some connection with the home construction industry. The best inspectors usually belong to one of the professional inspection societies, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Names of ASHI members in your area are available by calling 1-800-743- 2744. Depending on the location and extent of the inspection, an inspector will charge between $200 to $500 for a written report on the house's condition. Buyers should include an inspection contingency dauseguaranteeing a satisfactory inspection report in the purchase offer. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, consult Bruce or Steve at Long and Foster. Call Bruce at (302) 542- 7474 or Steve at (302) 542- 7473 or call them at 888-888- 5160 or email them at, or