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34 - CAPE GAZETFE, Friday, March 27 - April 2, 1998 Obituaries Glenn H. Chase Jr., U.S. Navy veteran Glenn H. Chase Jr., 73, a long- time resident of the Washington, D.C. area before moving to Re- hoboth Beach in 1985, died Mon- day, March 23, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, of respi- ratory failure. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Chase was a retired U.S. Navy/Merchant Marine veteran and former trans- portation spe- cialist with the U.S. Air Force Sys- tems Com- mand at An- drews Air Force Base. While Mr. Chase was serving in the CHASE Merchant Marine aboard the Liberty ship Oriental during World War II, the Oriental struck a mine enroute to the South Pacific. Mr. Chase and the crew spent several months on the Pacific island of Espiritu San- tos before resuming the war effort. He was commissioned as an en- sign in the U.S. Navy in Novem- ber 1945, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. During the 1950s, Mr. Chase was deployed on several tours to Korea and the South Pacific in support of Defense Department activities. As a U.S. Navy re- servist, he taught advanced navi- gation classes at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and worked at the Naval Hydrographic Office in Suitland, Md. He also held a Mas- ter of United States Steam or Mo- tor Vessels certification from 1945 until his death. This license permitted him to operate a ship of any size on any ocean. His contin- ued interest in nautical things led him to volunteer as a docent on the Lightship Overfalls in Lewes, and he represented the U.S. Mer- chant Marine Academy in the area, participating in career fairs and other events. Mr. Chase was also active with the Rehoboth Beach chapter of Kiwanis Interna- tional, having served as president of the chapter in 1991-92. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gwen Chase of Baltimore; three sons, Scott of Silver Spring, Md., Paul of Atlanta and Bruce of Indialantic, Fla.; a daughter, Laura Krutzman of Bridgewater, N.J.; a brother, Edgar of Clinton, Md.; and seven grandchildren. Interment ceremonies with full military honors are scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery in May. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Associ- ation, 110 S. French St., Wilm. SALE IN PROGRESS! ./1">//. P.L, Aotive's Web site has informalion on a number of programs which may be helpful to you. and direct links 1o national and local AID$1HIV resources. The Web site address is: www.zzapp.orglplactive Maxine J. 'Judy' Mowll, retired school teacher Maxine J. "Judy" Mowll, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, March 16, 1998. Born Julia Mathiide Maxine Meitzner to American parents in Educador, Mrs. Mowell moved to Riverside, N.J., as a child. She soon became known for her long -distance swimming, setting a record by swimming 10 miles (880 laps) in 10 hours and 15 minutes at the MOWLL Camden "YWCA pool at age 15. She swam for the Camden YWCA and Palmyra High School teams and began training for a swim across the English Channel. While she never attempted that swim, in 1926 she attempted to be only the second person and first woman to swim across the Delaware Bay from Cape May Point, N.J., to Lewes. She swam 25 of the 26- and-a-half mile trek and was in the water for l0 hours and 45 min- utes. Her swimming feats includ- ed a 15-mile swim in the Atlantic Ocean from Ocean City, N.J., to Atlantic City, which took eight hours. Her accomplishments. were widely reported in national newspapers and she was often re- ferred to as the "New Jersey Mer- maid." Mrs. Mowll graduated from the Sargent School of Physical Edu- cation at Boston University in 1933. She taught for a few years after college, quitting to raise a family. She resumed teaching physical education in 1960, but following a job-related broken leg, she was forced to change her area of teaching discipline. While taking graduate studies in library science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, she accepted the po- sition of librarian at Rehoboth High School, retiring in 1975 after 12 years. Mrs. Mowll was a mem- ber of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for woman educators and served as treasurer and president of the Beta Chapter. An avid gardener, growing fruits, vegetables and especially roses, she canned and froze her garden produce, giving away much of what she grew to family and friends. Mrs. Mowll was sel- dom seen without her "best friends," Lhasa apsos named "Chip," "Chip-Chip" and "Lady Chip." She is survived by two sons, William L. Mowll of Yardley, Pa. ,and Charles A. Mowll of Naperville, I11., eight grandchil- dren; and eight great-grandchil- dren. Her daughter, Joan Patton, her sister, Dorothy Morris, her brother, Archer Meitzner, and her husband of 24 years, William L. Mowll Jr., preceded her in death. There was no viewing or funer- al service. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at her son's Yardley home. Ann H. Collins, former nurse Ann H. Collins, 64, of Nassau Park, Lewes, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was a regis- tered nurse at Beebe Medical Cen- ter since 1957, retiring in 1985. She and her former husband, along with her parents, were the former owners of the Anchorage Motel, Rehoboth Beach. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Mary Ann Millman of Mil- ford and Tracy Lee Collins, with whom she lived; a granddaughter, Samantha Millman of Milford; a grandson,.Matthew Millman of Milford; an aunt and uncle, Bill and Ella Schoman of Baltimore; and a cousin, Annabelle Gerrish of Wilmington. Graveside services were held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Medical Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Eleanor J. Crist,. Riverdale homemaker Eleanor J. Crist, 77, of Riverdale, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in Veneer Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Crist was a lifelong home- maker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lial A. Crist, in 1996. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey of Long Neck; a daughter, Linda Bosick of Atlanta; three brothers, Roland Page of New Castle, Ray- mond Page of New York and Robert Page of Melbourne, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Krienen- Griffith Funeral Home, Elsmere, with burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Con- tributions are suggested to the Hospice of Sussex County. James H. White Jr., owned Shore Electrical James H. White Jr., 76, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Beebe Med- ical Center. Mr. White was an electrician and owned and operated Shore Electrical Construction Co. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Work- ers and served on the board of trustees and directors of Local 313. He served several two-year terms on the Board of Electrical Examiners as a government ap- pointee. He handled several large electrical contracts, most notably the Hercules Tower in Wilming- ton. Mr. White was also a member of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club. He is survived by his executrix, Margaret Bartley, of Rehoboth Beach and by Nellie E. Hatten- field of Lewes, who raised him from the age of 16. Graveside services were held at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions are suggested to the Emphysema Foundation. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Mary W. Minner, owned beauty shop Mary W. Minner, 89, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Minner owned and operat- ed Minner"s Beauty Shop from the 1950s until her retirement in 1984. 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