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.-  --  .*'L'" * Caoe Gazette Obituaries )) Jason Duda, everyone's guardian angel Jason Michael Duda, 39, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at home. Jason was born June 14, 1973, in Sacramento, Calif., to Richard and Joan Duda. He graduated from East Syracuse-Minoa High School in New York and attended Buffalo State University. While in high school, he was a devot- ed member of DECA, which prepares leaders and entrepreneurs Jason Duda for careers and education in marketing, finance and hospi- tality management. He moved to Delaware in 1996, hosting his own radio talk show, Voice Yourself, for Eagle 97.7, and was employed with the Dela- ware Department of Correction, leaving as a corporal. After his career in law enforcement, Jason followed his passion for commu- nity theater and was involved in various ventures and projects for the small screen. Jason was also passionate about his family, friends, four- legged creatures and always fought for the underdog. He was there whenever anyone needed support, had an innate intuition about people's feelings and thought he could fix the world. He was everyone's guardian an- gel. When he walked into a room he immediately commanded the attention of everyone there and was known for his flamboyant flair for fashion, especially with his trademark fedoras. Jason could fix anything he tackled, especially vehicle en- gines, with a very analytical mind. He loved gardening and took pride in cultivating giant sunflowers. He also had a great passion for music - from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to gangsta rap, and was a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is survived by his wife of more than 10 years, Christy, and their puppy Bruce, of Rehoboth Beach; his mother, Joan Duda of East Minoa, N.Y.; his father, Rich Duda and his wife Mary of Syracuse. N.Y.; his sister, Jackie Penfield and her husband Chuck, and their children Ethan and Abby, of Chittenango, N.Y.; his grandfather, "Bompa" Rich To- bin of Kirkville, N.Y.; his in-laws, Jay and Paula Gilpin of Arizona; and aunts Cheryl Tobin and Jean Vickery. A celebration of Jason's life will be held at 3 p.m., Wednes- day, March 27, at Par sell Funeral Home and Crematori- um, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contri- butions in Jason's name are suggested to Ash's Elves, 378, Addison Road, Smyrna, DE 19971, a nonprofit organization to com- bat domestic violence. Ruth E. Clough, avid golfer Ruth E. Clough, 88, of Ocean View, passed Friday, March 15, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born in Wilm- ington, Jan. 30, 1925, daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Thompson) Snavely. Mrs. Clough resided in Wilm- ington and worked for the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds before retiring to the beach in 1986. She was an avid golfer and played many rounds at Sussex Pines Country Club, where she was a member. Mrs. Clough enjoyed the beach, but her love of golf will be remem- bered the most. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clough was preceded in death by her brothers, William Snavely and James Snavely. She is survived by her loving hus- band of 70 years, Joseph; two daughters, Karen Marshall and husband George of Ocean View, and Constance VanOrmer and husband Richard of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. M1 services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Clough's name. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. MarieE. Poole, Frankford native Mrs. Marie E. Poole, 73, of Frankford, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Mrs. Poole was born in Frankford, June 25, 1939, to the late David and Radie Jarman Bethards. In addition to her par- ents, she is preceded by three siblings, Robert Sturgis, Gary Bethards and Anita Brittingham. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fredrick Poole of Frankford; two sons, Fredrick Poole Jr. ,and his wife Toni of Buffalo, N.Y., and Rodney Poole of Georgia; a daughter Tonya Poole of Rochester, N.Y.; brother- in-law Sylvester Brittingham; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends. A memorial service was held Monday, March 25, at Antioch A.M.E. Church, Frankford. Pas- tor James Foster officiated the service. Leonard Layton Butler, skilled technician Leonard Layton Butler, 78, of Laurel, passed away at Penin- sula Regional Medical Center Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Born in Easton, Md., April 6, 1934, he was the son of the late James E. and Mildred Smith Butler. He was married in 1967 in Grasonville, Md. to Wanda Lee Holden, who survives him. Together, they raised six chil- dren. He was an auto mechanic, and was a member of the Im- proved Order of Redmen No. 21 of Georgetown. He was a skilled mechanical and transmission technician, who always loved tinkering on motors. He loved traveling and camping, and es- pecially loved to go on cruises with his wife. He loved to joke and to tease, and was quick with the wisecracks. He was "dry as a corn cob" in his humor. He was very much loved, and will be deeply missed. In addition to his wife, Wanda, he is survived by his children: Cindy Coleman and husband Timothy of Laurel, Mark Thomas of Centerville, Md., Leonard But- ler Jr. and wife Tammy, of Delmar, Continuedon page 15 Conley's United Methodist Church 33106 Jolyns Way. Lewes, DE 19958 Holy Week Services 2013 Wednesday, March 27.7:00 p,m. 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