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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 2- THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 11 Obituaries )) Francis Ditman, Milton volunteer Francis "Frankie" Ditman, 63, of Milton, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died at home Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was born in Baltimore, Nov. 6, 1949, and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a carpenter prior to becoming disabled. He moved to Milton five years ago and became in- volved in the community. He was chaplain for the Milton VFW and the ladies auxiliary where he helped with Friday night dinners. He worked on the pirate ship in Lewes and raced turtles to help raise money for the Clam Jam, the Orchid Society and Milton Garden Club. He designed the landscaping for Irish Eyes. He was gifted at quilling, and various pieces of his art are throughout museum gift shops in the Bal- timore area. He was tn'eceded in death by his father, Edward Ditman. He is survived by his loving mother: Mary Noreen Ditman Rausch; two children: Karla Pa- hel and Laura Champion; sisters: Mary Rita Grant and Patricia Dit- man; three grandchildren: Jonah, Aidan, and Devin; several nieces and nephews; and his compan- ion: Deborah Dobias. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with visi- tation after 10:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Delaware Ranji Continued from page 10 her private legal practice, and the depth and breadth of her experi- ence with policy and education issues have prepared her well to lead our Children's Department," said Markell. "She is committed to working with the staff to find new, innovative ways to better serve our children and families, making a lasting difference for Delaware's children and their families." Ranji served as education pol- icy advisor in Markell's 200942 administration and was the lead staff person on Race to the Top and Early Childhood Race tO the Top initiatives. Prior to that, she served as deputy legal counsel for former Gov. Thomas Carper, and as director of legal affairs for Family Court of the state of Dela- ware. She has also practiced law privately and provided pro bono representation to domestic vio- lence victims through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and to child abuse victims through the Office of the Child Advocate. For more information, go to Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at St. ]oseph Monastery Church, 3801 Old Frederick Road, Baltimore. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, Clam ]am, or the Milton Garden Club, P.O. Box 203, Milton, DE 19968. Alvin L, Foraker, accomplished mechanic Alvin L. Foraker, 81, of Milton, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at home. Alvin was born in Harrington, son of the late Richard and Fan- nie (Ranghley) Foraker. He was the assistant chief for Lewes Board of Public Works, re- tiring several years ago. He loved fishing, NASCAR and WWE; as an accomplished mechanic, he enjoyed building and driving race cars. Alvin was an Army veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his parents and siblings, Alvin is preceded in death by his wife: Mary A. Foraker; and a son: Robert Mar- ciniszyn. He is survived by three chil- dren: George Marciniszyn and wife Debbie, and Fannie Pickett, all of New Castle, and Elizabeth Moore and her fian- ce Granville William Mills of Milton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandson. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton with visi- tation after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery. Traci Arthurs Zarro )ffice. years of experience. Emaih ...... Real Estate Closings ..... Susan Pittard Weidman, Esq. Meaghan Mahoney Hudson, Esq. Real Estate Law. Auto Accidents WiRs Wills Trusts Living Wills Incorporations General Business Durable Powers of Attorney Contract Drafting & Review Probate Estate Planning MILLVILLE, 35589 ATLANTIC AVE. P.O. BOX 1131 302.539.1388 REHOBOTH BEACH, 19716 SEA AIR AVE., SUITE 2 302-227-7788 MILLSBORO, RT lI3N, 201 WEST DUPONT HWY., SUITE F 302-934-3999