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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY APRIL 5 - MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 29 Obituaries )) Continued from page 27 with widows in the Gideons. Until becoming ill, she was quite active in her church, Oak Orchard Community Church. Christine's life was guided and driven by her love for the Lord and her family. The viewing will be at 12:30 p.m., Sunday April 7, and the fu- neral will be held the same day at 2:30 p.m., at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers the fam- ily is requesting that donations be made in Christine Griffin's honor to Center. for Community Solutions, ccssd.org, or to the Gideons International. Joseph C. Schranck, DuPont Co. retiree Joseph C. Schranck, of Re- hoboth Beach, passed away quietly Monday, April 1, 2013, as he received the Anointing of the Sick sacrament at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Wilmington, the first child of the late Christian J. and Gertrude A. Davis Schranck. He grew up in Wilmington and in nearby Newport. In places like Church- man's Marsh, he first learned to hunt and fish, and both activities became lifelong passions. Mr. Schranck graduated from Wilmington High School in 1939, and took business courses at Goldey College before landing a job as a mail clerk at DuPont. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. Mr. Schranck proudly served in the Atlantic theater on the Splinter Fleet sub-chaser SC 678, and later in the Pacific on LSM 312, with landings at Lingayen Gulf and Okinawa among his ma- jor battles. A yeoman and petty officer, he had a short stint in Japan immediately after the war, remaining in the service to "help muster out the other servicemen. Returning to civilian life, he resumed working at DuPont, and began dating Margaret Hen- nis, a secretary there that he'd met before the war. They fell in love and married in October 1947. Together they raised five children, as he continued his DuPont career. For many years Mr. Schranck was the recreation director for DuPont's Engineering Depart- ment Employees' Activities Association (EDEAA). He man- aged a wide assortment of sports " leagues, baseball and football outings, company vacations and cruises, and the famous EDEAA familY picnics at Louviers. A devoted conservationist, he joined Ducks Unlimited in New Castle County in the early 1970s. Mr. Schranck brought his net- working and fundralsing abilities to that organization, eventu- ally becoming county chairman, Delaware state chairman and a national trustee. Mr. Schranck retired from DuPont in 1982, and he and Mar- garet moved tO Rehoboth Beach. They enjoyed a long and happy retirement, with active mem- bership in the Rehoboth Beach Country Club a central part of their senior years. Margaret died in 2007, a few weeks short of their 60th an- niversary. Their son, Joseph C. Schranck Sr. predeceased him in 2009. Mr. Schranck's brother, J. Thomas Schranck, also prede- ceased him. Mr. Schranck's health declined in recent years, and he moved to Seaside Pointe Assisted Living in Rehoboth. He and his family deeply appreciated the helpful support he received from the staff and fellow residents there. He is survived by his four remaining children: Karen S. Dettwyter and her husband John W, Frederick H. Schranck and his wife Susan R., Thomas Schranck and his wife Debra, and David J. Schranck and his wife Margaret A. Bobick. He loved and doted on his eight grand- children: Joseph C. Schranck Jr., Zachary D. Dettwyler, Ben- jamin J. Dettwyler, Carolyn S. Theim, Julia M. Schranck, Rachel Schranck, Samantha Schranck and Mary (Molly) B. Schranck. His sister, Joan S. Hayes, and sev- eral nieces, nephevcs and cousins also survive him. Mass of. Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 8, at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. A viewing will be held Sunday, April 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematori- um, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highwa Lewes. Inter- ment with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Delaware Veterans Memo- rial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Edmond Catholic Church, P.O. Box 646, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Treva Yohe, liked helping others Treva Yohe passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, 2013, at Cadbury at Lewes, where she was a resident. She was born in Roanoke, Va., to Fallie and Sarah Firebough on July 15, 1914. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Henry T. Yohe; eight sisters; and one brother. Mrs. Yohe is survived by her daughter, Genevie Beach and husband Jack Beach; four grand- children, John W. Beach III and Ursula of Lewes, Linda Beach of Lewes, David and Jan Beach of Huntsville, Ala., and Jay and Dawn Beach of Lewes; and eight great-grandchildren, Katie and Chad Cross, Scotty and Leah Continued on page 27 esigning Windows Inc. • PalmBeachTM Custom Shutters • Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds • Luminette® Privacy Sheer • Custom Draperies • Silhouette® Window Shading * Bedspreads / Top Treatments • Country Woods® wood blinds • Great Customer Service Free In,home /Condo Estimates Professional Installation / Financing Available Sales tax exempt to Delaware residents 8204 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City. , The Yellow Cottage 4 410-524,8909 I 1-800-645,46 7 SPECIAL! • Block the Sun, not the View • Reduce Energy Costs • European Designs • Lifetime Warranty ,• Blocks 97% of Harmful UV Rays SHADE PRODUCTS!