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Obituaries Continued from page 18 He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1940 until 1946 in the Pacific Theater attached to the 22nd Bomb Group, 2nd Squadron, of the 5th Air Force, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. Mr. Frankel was a licensed pro- fessional engineer in Delaware and Maryland and was responsible for designing, erecting and operating a diesel power plant for the former Sussex poultry Co. in Milford after returning from his military service. In 1955, he began employment with Hartford Steam Boiler and In- surance Co., based in Philadelphia. He was a consulting engineer and worked on many projects with the architectural firm of R.C. Clen- daniel of Lincoln, including many local churches, the Benedictine School and the Intervet Poultry Laboratory. He enjoyed sailing, hiking the Appalachian Trail and in Delaware state parks, and fishing with his wife, particularly at the In- dian River Inlet and on the Cape Henlopen fishing pier. Mr. Frankel was a member of the American Society of Engineers, a member of Veterans of Foreign War Blue Hen Post 6483, Milford, and was a former member of Shawnee CountryClub, Milford, He was preceded in death by a beloved grandson, Danny Guerke. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Frances Ellen Emory Frankel; a son and daugh- ter-inqaw, David S. and Susan Frankel of Houston, Texas; three daughters and a son-in-law, Gwen Guerke of Milford, Rebecca Wil- ley of Lewes and Deborah E and Paul Sords of Shaker Heights, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Christopher Frankel, Matthew Guerke, Eli Willey, Andrew Sords, Elizabeth Sords and Molly Sords; and a great-grandson, Mason Wil- ley. Services were held in Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, with bur- ial in Milford Community Ceme- tery, Milford. Contributions are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma So- ciety, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 209, Wilmington DE 19801. Anthony "Tony" Crooks, self-employed lalrer Anthony "Tony" Crooks, 52, of Lewes, died of cancer Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at home. Mr. Crooks was a self-employed laborer. He was a member of St. George's AME Church, Lewes. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Vanessa K. Smith of Lewes; three sons, Anthony Crooks Jr., Carlton Wise Jr,, and Antonio Smith, all of Lewes; a daughter, Andrea Crooks of Lewes; five sis- ters, all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, all of Oklahoma City; Nadine E. Duplaga, Long Neck homemaker Nadine E. Duplaga, 55, of Long Neck, and formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at home. Mrs. Duplaga was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Ethel (Rupp) and Elmer D. Miller. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a. daughter, Barbara Jo. She is sur- vived by her husband of 38 years, John C. Duplaga; a daughter, Kim- berly A. Duplaga; and a sister, Bar- bara Harrison: Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in the Delaware Veterans Memori- al Cemetery South in Millsboro. Flowers are acceptable, or contri- butions may be given to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. Willey Mae Weatherly, Harbeson homemaker Willey Mae Young Weatherly, 76, of Lewes and formerly of Harbeson, died Friday, April 1, 2005 in Harbour Health Care, Lewes. Mrs. Weatherly was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Accomack County, Va., the daughter of the late Lor- raine Drummond and Robert Young. In addition to her parents," she was preceded in death by her hus- band, Fred W. Weatherly; a son, Fred W. Weatherly Jr.; a sister, Margaret Knox; three brothers; a granddaughter, Tanya D. Tankard; two grandsons, Roy Walter Jr. and Lamont Weatherly; and a daugh- ter-in-law, Carolyn Weatherly. She is survived by 12 children and their spouses, Ernest and Sheila Weatherly of Newport News, Va., Evangelist Loraine Jones of Lewes, Pastor Dorothy L. Coles of Union City, Ga., The Rev. Martha and George Tankard of Lewes, Anita Weatherly of Lewes, Frances and Roy Waiters of Dags- boro, Linda and Alphonso Miller of Rehoboth Beach, Joyce Bright of Georgetown, Rodney L. and Nancy Weatherly of Bear, Mar- garette Weatherly of Bridg3eville, Fred W. Weatherly III of Felton and Angannette and Parnell Brit- tingham of Georgetown; a special son, Charles W. Burton III of Lewes; a sister, Bertha Ayers of Bell Haven, Va.; five siters-in- 0law, Cornelius "Betty" Johnson, Shirley Weatherly, Virginia Weath- erly, Juanita Weatherly and Curley Weatherly; three brothers-in-law, Frank Weatherly, Herbert L. Weatherly and the Rev. Linwood Taylor; 37 grandchildren; 60 great- grandchildren; three great-grand- children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at Christ Church, Harbeson, where friends | and a host of nieces, nephews, may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be ] 00l00'000000lAteMartgagie cousins and friends, in Friendship Church Cemetery, Services were held at St. Lewes. Arrangements by Bennie George's AME Church, with burial Smith Funeral Home, Milford. rivate ....... / . CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, April 5 - April 7, 2005 - 19 The Plues at the Peach i.augural festival proudly presents ... The Muddy Featuring James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, John Primer, Calvin "Fuzz" Jones and Willie "Big Eves" Smith Opening act is David "Honevboy" Edwards at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Saturday, June 4 Tickets 1-800-29-MUSIC www. rehobothjazz, corn Produced by the Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc., Blues at the Beach concerts are sponsored, in part, by The Peninsula on Indian River and Beebe Medical Center. A portion of each ticket will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Beebe Medical Center's efforts to decrease health disparities for diabetes in the minority community and underserved persons in eastern Sussex County. Lewes 302-644-6565 Wilmington 302-633-9100