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16 - CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, April 12 - April 14, 2005 Obituaries Continued from page 15 in that same year. At the time of his death he served on the hoard for Dover Motorsports Inc., as vice presi- dent and director of auto racing. He also served on the board of di- rectors for Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment Inc. He also designed the Nashville Super Speedway and served as a con- sultant for the construction of that track for Dover Motorsports Inc. Additionally he oversaw the 1994 repaving project at Dover Interna- tional Speedway that transformed the asphalt into the current con- crete surface. His many accom- plishments led to his induction in- to the Delaware Sports Museum Hall of Fame. His love of horses led to the creation of his state-of-the-art horse training facility 8n George- town. His sense of adventure led him to offshore salvage work. In the mid--1970s, he teamed up with treasure hunter Mel Fisher. Mr. Joseph financed the expedi- tion that led to the discovery of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys. His yielded one of the greatest discoveries of sunken Spanish treasures in the world. A portion of his share is on display at the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit at Del Tech in George- town. Mr:. Joseph was made an hon- orary staff officer in 1979, due to his unselfish dedication to the Delaware State Police and Camp Barnes. He also received an hon- orary associate degree in applied science from Del Tech. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl Joseph; and two sis- ters, Hilda Pettyjohn and Janie Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ruthi Adams Joseph; two daugh- ters and a son-in-law, Joe Ann Adams of Georgetown and Vir- ginia and Richard Kauffman of Las Vegas; a son, Melvin L. Joseph Jr. of Long Neck; four grandsons, Landreth C. Adams HI of Seaford, Kenneth P. Adams and his wife, Tracy, of Millsboro, Kirk Lawson and his wife, Mary, of Georgetown, and Kris Lawson of Millsboro; two granddaughters, Jennifer Campbell and her hus- band, Chad, of Millsboro, and Marti Lewis of Ellendale; and two great-granddaughters, Renee Adams of Laurel and Peyton Campbell of Millsboro. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in his personal aircraft hangar located behind Melvin Joseph Construc- tion Co. Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, in the hangar. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. Contributions are suggested to Bethesda United Methodist Church, care of Gladys Harrison, 25491 Dogwood Lane, Millsboro DE 19966; or to Camp Barnes, State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown DE 19947. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. Harry.E Fort,, retired truck driver Harry Franklin Fort, 77, of Bridgeville, died Friday, April 8, ,L D What? Pasta Dinner catered by Casa Dileo, Desserts by Touch of Italy Where? Cape Henlopen High School Cafeteria ( When? 5-8 p.m., Saturday, April 16th Why? "Race for Autism" fundraiser How Much? $10 per Adult- $4 per child 12 and under Special Olympic Athletes are FREE Entertainment & door prizes. Tickets available at the door. For more information call 302-227-0866 soil amendments mulch tom )ost stone 2005, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mr. Fort was born in Arlington, VA. He had been employed as a truck driver for Brinks Transport for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Post 6 American Legion, Seaford, the Marshy Hope Gun Club, and the NRA. He enjoyed target practice. Mr. Fort had served in the U. S. Navy during WWlI. He was predeceased by his par- ents, the late John Fort and Viola (Rock) Fort. He is survived by his wife, Nor- ma (Whitlock) Fort; a daughter, Beverly A. Fort of Bridgeville; a son, John F. Fort of Newburg, Md.; three sisters, Viola Smith of Deal, Md; Jeane Holtery of Deal, Md., and Pat Wilson of Missis- sippi; a brother-Ted Fort of Milton; and six grandchildren. Arrangements are being han- Continued on page 18 RT. 9 AUTO CENTER ALL MAJOR & MINOR REPAIRS Alignments Air Conditioner Emissions Tires Brakes Tune-ups John Reed Bruce Foskey 150 Tires Now in stock Body Shop Open Detailing Free Estimates Handwash Cars - call for appt. "Now Doing Spray on Bedliners" Hours - Mon. - Fri 8-5, Sat. 8-12 21 PT. Express Lube Only $19  302-856-3941 Georgetown/Lewes Hwy 23422 Park Ave Georgetown, DE. 19947 Dec Grizzly Presents: A Short Course on Great Gardens and Lawns Starring: 3 Lawn and Garden Gurus Sharing Their Wisdom on Gardens, Lawns, & Landscapes Can your home's lawn and garden be as beautiful as the fairway at your local golf course? Absolutely, says Doc Grizzly. 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