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26 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 4- April 10, 1997 Obituaries Marion Proctor, Lewes homemaker Marion Proctor, age 78, of Lewes, formerly of Wynnewood, Pa., died Monday, March 31, 1997 of respiratory failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Proctor was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sr., in 1992. She is survived by a son, Don- ald A. Jr., of Mansfield, Ohio; two daughters, Phyllis P. Bower of Manchester, and Lynn Shipman of Alpine, Calif.; seven grandchil- dren and three great-grandchil- dren. Services and burial were pri- vate. Shirley A. Tiller, Milltown resident Shirley A. Tiller, age 75, of Milltown, died Sunday, March 30, 1997 from complications of can- cer at home. Mrs. Tiller is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe P., two daughters, Sandra Mendenhall of Hockessin and Patricia Tollson of Lewes; a son, Allen of Milltown and three grandchildren. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to charity. Elsie M. Shockley, Millsboro homemaker Elsie M. Shockley, age 92, of Millsboro, died Sunday, March 30; 1997 of congestive heart fail- ure at the home of his daughter in Milton. Mrs. Shockley was a homemak- er and lifelong resident of Mills- boro. She was a member of Mount Olive Brethren Church in George- town. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar W., in 1975. Mrs. Shockley is survived by a son, Calvin of Millsboro; three daughters, Kathleen Ward and Margaret Mitchell, both of Mills- boro, and Alma Chorman of Mil- ton; six grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Frank Jacob Lampert, retired Army sergeant Frank Jacob Lampert, age 77, of the Rehoboth area, died Monday, March 24, 1997 of injuries sus- tained in an automobile accident. Mr. Lampert retired from the U.S. Army in the 1970s after 27 years of service with the rank of master sergeant. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Mr. Lampert was a carpenter by trade and loved woodworking. He also loved animals. He is survived by a daughter, Maria Ann Lampert of Sick- lerville, N.J., and a sister, Anna Gerson of Churchville, Pa. Services were held at the Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes, with burial at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear. Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Mardell G. Glosser, museum director MardeU G. Glosser, age 86, of Milton, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 of a myocardial infarc- tion at home. Mrs. Glosser was the director of the Swigart Auto Museum in Huntington, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel G., in 1979 and by her sister, Maxine G. Gra- ham. Mrs. Glosser is survived by her niece, Joyce G. Stecher of Lewes. Private services were held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Mapleton Depot, Pa. Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Senior Center Building Fund, Lewes. John G. Davis, financial planner John G. Davis, age 72, of Dover, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997 at home. Mr. Davis was a lifelong resi- dent of Dover. He was a retired agent and financial planner for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York. He was inducted in- to Equitable's Hall of Fame in 1989. Mr. Davis was elected Dover's outstanding young man by the Dover Junior Chamber of Com- merce in 1956. . He was a former chairman of Dover's Planning Commission. Active in state and local volun- teer activities, Mr. Davis was Commissioner of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commis- sion, Chairman of the Kent Coun- ty Republican Committee, Coun- cilman of the Holy Cross Parish, Commander of the VFW Post 9962 in Dover, a member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2 in Dover, and a 50-year member of the Holy Cross choir. He held several different offices With Robbins Hose Company where he was a life member. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the 95th In- famtry Division in France, Bel- gium and Germany. As a sergeant and platoon leader, he participated in campaigns for the liberation of Metz, the Battle of the Bulge, and the invasion of Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Pauline "Tennie" Davis. He is survived by two sons, John G., of Dover, and Paul of Sudbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Thomas Mercer of Dover; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank H. and Sara Davis of Rehoboth Beach; and three grandsons, Chad M. Davis of Smyrna, Steven D. Mercer and James P. Mercer, both of Dover. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Immaculate Concep- tion Church, Marydel, with burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Central Divi- sion, Dover. Robert Coon, Fish Products boilerman Robert Coon, age 84, of Lewes, died Monday, March 24, 1997 of a heart attack at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Coon retired in 1981 after 40 years of service with Otis H. Smith, as a boilerman with Fish Products Co., processors of men- haden fish in plants in Lewes and Louisiana. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Gladys Finney Sunkett; two stepsons, Randolph Sunkett and Lester Sunkett, both of Lewes; two Stepdaughters, Marie Peter- son and Margaret Jones, both of Lewes; five brothers, Jacob Coon of Cranberry, N.J., Esau Coon of Allentown, N.J., John Lee Coon of South River, N.J., Frank Coon of Washington, D.C., and James Coon of New Ydrk; 20 grandchil- dren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes, with burial in People's Memorial Park, Lewes. Mary Catherine Barber, former Lewes resident Mary Catherine Stewart Barber, age 83, of Philadelphia and for- merly of Lewes, died Thursday, March 27, 1997 of a stroke at Presbyterian Hospital, Philadel- phia. Mrs. Barber was educated in the Lewes school system. She moved to Philadelphia in 1967. Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie. She is survived by a son, Lin- wood L. Drain of Philadelphia; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Pauline Stewart, of Lewes; and a sister-in-law, Eliza- beth Stewart of Lewes. Services were held at Julian V. Hawkins Funeral Home, Philadel- phia, with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, Pa. Lorana Jones Dawkins, executive secretary Lorana Jones Dawkins, age 84, of Elkton, Md., died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mrs. Dawkins was an executive secretary for Chrysler Corporation for many years before she went to work for Amoco Chemical Corpo- ration in Delaware City. She re- tired in 1978. She was a member of The First Assembly of God Church in Elkton, Md. She en- joyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford Dawkins Sr., in 1985. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bradford Jr., and Cheryl Dawkins, with whom she lived; a daughter, Patricia Griffith of Chesapeake City, Md.; a broth- er Howard T. Jones, of Claymont; four grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Services were held at The First Assembly of God Church, Elkton with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to The First Assembly of God Church, c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 27, Chesapeake City, MD 21915. George W. Smith Jr., Country Club employee George W. Smith Jr., age 59, of Fenwick Island, died Monday, March 24, 1997 at home. Mr. Smith was employed by the Rehoboth Beach Country Club for the past three years. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md. He is survived by a sister, Helen Rallis of Fenwick Island; and his cousins, Mary and A1 Marks of Rehoboth Beach. A memorial mass was held at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ocean City, with burial in Penn- sylvania. Joseph R. Moore Sr., truck driver Joseph R. Moore Sr., age 78, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997 of heart failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moore was a truck driver for the state of Delaware at Gravel Hill Yard for 31 years, retiring in 1981. He was a life member of the Milton Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Warrington Moore; three daughters, Hazel Davis of New Castle, Margaret Bradley of Georgetown, and; Trudy Clayton of Milford; seven sons, Joseph R. Jr., David, Michael, and John, all of Georgetown, Ralph of Milford, Bill of Willards, Md., and Otis of Ellendale; a sister, Ollie King of Millsboro; a brother Samuel E. Moore of Milton; 38 grandchil- dren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.. Seryices were held at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Milton. Rev. William Hamilton, Baptist minister The Rev. William W. Hamilton, age 89, of Milford, died Saturday, March 29, 1997 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. The Rev. Hamilton had been a Methodist minister, serving in Roxana, Nassau and Lincoln. He later became a Baptist minister, serving churches in North Caroli- na, Virginia, and Mardela, Md. He retired two years ago. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Etta Joseph Hamilton; two sons, Walter L., Sr. of George- town and the Rev. W. Harold of Salisbury; two daughters, Geral- dine V. Davis of Milford and Joy Hopkins of Lewes; three sisters, Marion Burton of Millsboro, Thelma Maloni of Brookhaven, Pa., and Doris Dodd of Marcus Hook, Pa.; I 1 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandchild. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, with burial in Redmen's Cemetery. Millie L. Draine Warren, Lewes homemaker Millie L. Draine Warren, age 84, of Lewes, died Friday, March 28, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mrs. Warren was a homemer. She was a member of Christ's Church, Harbeson, and was affili- ated with the Israel tJnited Methodist Church, Lewes. She was also an associate member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, Millsboro. She is survived by three sons, Edward W.' of Danville, Va., Eu- gene A. of Lincoln and Phillip B. of Lancaster, Calif.; three daugh- ters, Nancy C. Seeney of Lewes, Grace M. Jackson of MiIlsboro and Linda M. Wright of Milton; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services were held at the Wat- son Funeral Home with burial at Israel Methodist Church Ceme- tery. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Daniel E. Anuszewski Sr., retired from DuPont Daniel E. Anuszewski, Sr., age 73, of Rehoboth Beach and for- merly of Salem, N.J., died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, of cancer at home. Mr. Anuszewski worked in op- erations at the DuPont Co.'s Chamber Works in Deepwater, N.J., retiring in 1972 after 29 years. He was a life member of Liberty Fire Company 2, in Salem. He moved to Rehob0th Beach 24 years ago. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace, in 1974, and by his second wife, Nadine, in Febru- ary of this year. He is survived by a son, Daniel E., Jr., of Carney's Point, N.J.; three daughters, Delores Barbella of Gautemala, Veronica Tilley of Daytona Beach, and Kimberly Anuszewski of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, Edward of North Caroli- na; a sister, Delores Anuszewski of Florida; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Laughrey Funeral Home, Pennsville, N.J., with burial in Eglington Ceme- tery, Clarksboro, N.J. Contributions are suggested to New Life and Peace Ministries, c/o Victor and Chici Barbella, A0011, Box 669004, Miami Springs, FL 33266. Frank D. Hazel Jr., retired chief engineer Frank D. Hazel Jr., age 63, of rural Frankford, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, of heart failure at home. Mr. Hazel was a retired chief engineer of maintenance at Sel- byville Middle School for the Ia- Continued on page 28