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36. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 27 - April 2, 199S Obituaries Continued from page 34 She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Reynolds Minner, in 1994; a sister, Cora Dean of Hampton Beach, Va.; a nephew, William R. Walls of Virginia Beach, Va.; two nieces, Barbara A. Harper of Frankford, who cared for her, and Shirley L. Edg- inton of Naples, Fla.; and two stepgrandchildren. Services were held in Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, with burial in Epworth United Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach. Contributions are suggested to Epworth United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Balti- more Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, or Meals on Wheels, Box 135, Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. LeahJ. Klinedinst, Rehoboth homemaker Leah J. Klinedinst, 83, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, of heart failure at home. Mrs. Klinedinst was a home- maker. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Re- hoboth Beach, and was also a member of AARP. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1987. She is survived by a sister, Ellen DeFrank, of Harrisburg, Pa. Services will be held Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at the Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Dorothy Dodd Hastings, former schoolteacher Dorothy Marie Dodd Hastings, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sat- urday, March 21, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Hastings was an elemen- tary school teacher in the Lewes Special School District for 39 years. She substitute-taught for 10 years after her retirement. She graduated from Womens College of the University of Delaware in 1932 and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Duke University in 1963. She began her teaching career in Selbyville and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and its Deborah Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Hastings, in 1972. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Eisenman of Rehoboth Beach; a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Teresa Hastings of Lewes; a sister, Delma Thompson of Dun- dalk, Md.; two grandsons, J. Teague and Matthew Alexander Hastings, both of Lewes; an aunt, Ida Pettyjohn, of Lewes; and a dear friend, Margaret Moore. Services were held in Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes, with burial in St. John's Cemetery, Georgetown. Flowers are accepted. Ari'angements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Dr. Robert F. Johnson, prominent dentist Dr. Robert F. Johnson, 59, of Kennett Square, Pa., died March 10, 1998, in St. Gallen, Switzer- land. Dr. Johnson was a dentist in Newark since the 1960s. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He served in the Army Dental Corps. He was a member of the Acade- my of Stomatology, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Prosthodontic Society, Stomata- logical Club, Delaware State Den- tal Society and the Delaware Val- ley Academy of Osseointegrtion. He was also a member of the Vicmead Hunt Club, the Universi- ty & Whist Club and the Re- hoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Car- olyn Lehman-Johnson; two daughters, Brooke White of Montehanin, and Brynne Johnson of Philadelphia; and a stepdaugh- ter, Carol M. Bum of Rehoboth Beach. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Ninth and DuPont streets, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to the University of Delaware, c/o Development Office, Academy Building, Newark, DE 19716. Alice L. Marvel, Cape district dietitian Alice L. Marvel, 65, of Milton, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, of heart failure, at home. Mrs. Marvel was a dietitian for Cape Henlopen School District for 27 years, where she was past dietitian president and received the Martha Bonar Scholarship Award for Food Service. She was a member of the Midway Assem- bly of God, where she taught Sufi- day school for 44 years, served as fellowship chairwoman and was a vacation bible school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J., in 1989. She is survived by three sons, Gary of Hedgesville, W.Va., Jay R. of Stockley, and George C. of Milton; a brother, William Sam- mons of Ellendale; and a grand- son. Services were held at Short Fu- neral Services, Milton, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. I. Richard Baker, electronics technician I. Richard Baker, 73, of Milton, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Baker was an electronics technician for Draper Canning Co., Milton, retiring in 1988 after 30 years. After his retirement, he worked for Reed Trucking Com- pany, Milton, for 10 years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Neva Crouch Baker; two daughters, Donna M. Sehirmer of Milton and Karen H. Wyatt of Smyrna; a son, Rick of Dover; seven grandchildren; and a great- grandson. Services were held at Short Fu- nerai Services, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Contributions are suggested to Deborah Hospital, 212 Trenton Road, Brown Mills, NJ 08015. Walter Willis, decorated veteran Walter Willis, 76, of Wilming- ton, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at his daughter's home in Yorklyn. Mr. Willis was a pipe fitter for Delmarva Power and Light Co. for many years, retiring in t983. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, receiving the American Campaign Medal, Asi- atic Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was past worthy president and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3737, Newark; VFW Post 3257 Wilmington; and the veterans clubs of the USS Hop- ping and USS Evans. He is s,urvived by a son, Walter W. of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Fulton of York- lyn and Susan W. Pizzini of West Grove, Pa.; a stepson, Steven VanSant of Rehoboth Beach; and five grandchildren. Services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, with burial in the adjoining memorial cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Building Fund of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Box 339, Kemblesville, PA 19347. Leighton G. Richards, business owner Leighton G. Richards, 90, of Milton, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospi- tal. Mr. Richards owned the Jet Venetian Blind Co., Milton, retir- ing several years ago. He was a iv member of the Goshen United Methodist Church and Endeavor Lodge, 17 AF&AM, Milton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Young Richards, in 1969. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Myron Daniel Mezick, former teacher Myron Daniel Mezick, 84, of- Ocean View, died in a March 8, 1998 fire at his home in which his wife, Ella S., was critically burned. She remains hospitalized at Crozer-Chester Burn Center, Upland, Pa. 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