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14 TUESDAY, APRIL 16 - THURSDAY, APRIL18, 2013 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 13 Forge, Pa, Gordon Oliver Plun- kett, Earl Plunkett and Horace Plunkett of West Chester, Pa. Mr. Plunkett graduated from West Chester High School and served in the U.S. Army stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He had also been the owner and operator of Bob's Bikes and the Whitson Apartments, both in Rehoboth Beach. He had founded West End Towing of West Chester, Pa., Ex- ton Auto Parts in Exton, Pa. and had formerly worked for General Motors and Chrysler. : Funeral arrangements were handled by W Kirk Burbage of Berlin, Md. A private burial was held at Delaware Veterans Me- morial cemetery in Georgetown. Memorial donations may be made to The National Parkin- son's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hager- stown, MD, 21741-5018. Karen Ann Aiken, enjoyed traveling Karen Ann Aiken, also known as Gammie, 69, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. Born in 1943 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Charles and Anna Heluck, she graduated from high school in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. Karen married her first and only love, LeeRoy Aiken on Aug. 14, 1966. She worked for Wilmington Dry Goods and DiBiaso Florist as well as being a homemaker. Karen was a long-time member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, crafting beeswax Eas: ter eggs, Dollar Store discount hunting, traveling, spending time at her Chesapeake Bay sum- mer home, but was perhaps best known as a generous and loving grandmother. Karen was predeceased by her son LeeRoy Jr. of Wilming- ton, and brother-in-law, Martin McLaughlin Sr. of Newark. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of over 50 years, LeeRoy; daughter-in-law, Kath- leen of Wilmington; son, Michael and wife Aida of Wilmington; son, Chris and wife Alayna of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Anna, Kimberly and Josiah; sister, Lorraine McLaughlin of Newark; and nephews, Martin McLaugh- lin Jr. of Newark, and James McLaughlin and wife Maureen of Lewes; and niece Michelle and husband Ron Kowalski of New Castle. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the McCrery & Harm Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway (Rt. 2 at Duncan Rd.), Wilmington. Parastas (memorial service) will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church, 1406 Phila- delphia Pike, Wilmington, with viewing in the church beginning at 9 a.m. Entombment will follow the service in Gracelawn Memo- rial Park. Reception to fpllow entombment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen's name to Seasons Hospice, 220 Conti- nental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713. Eva "Betty" Schmierer, champion bowler Eva "Betty" Schmierer, 91, of Lewes passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Nanticoke Me- morial Hospital, Seaford. She was born in Lewes on May 8, 1921, daughter of the late Halton and Hattie Coverdale Schmierer. She was also preceded in death by cousins, Josette Fried and Shirley King. Betty was a 1939 graduate of Lewes High School and went on to her career with the DuPont Company as a laboratory technician in Seaford, where she re- Eva Schrnierer tired in 1983 after 40 years of service. She was a champion bowler and bowled with the DuPont Women's Bowling Team of which she was secretary for many years. Surviving are cousins Toni Culver and husband Wayne of .Laurel; David Coverdale of Palm Springs, Calif.; Meta Mae West of Rehoboth Beach; Peggy Holdway of Arizona; cousin and caregiver Terri Benson and husband Bob of Salisbury, Md.; and numerous other extended family members. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday April 17, at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, ington. She was also survived by ington. Burial will follow in All ters, Mary Monahan and Pat her nieces and nephews: Court- Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. McLaughlin (Bill); her sisters- hey Daniels (Jimmy Armada); Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., in-law, Cele Farnan and Kay Kristen Dotti and her daughter, Tuesday, April 16, at the Mealey Kaczmarczyk; her grandchil- Chloe Dotti; Charles R. Litchford Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone dren, Raymond (Aubray), Jeffrey, (Chuck); Christopher Litchford; Road, Wilmington. There willbe Ricky, Katie, Michael Kelly, and Owen Chad Litchford Allen no morning callinghours. Jenna and Tyler; and her great- and Marion Aune and their chil- grandchildren, Raymond and dren, Austin and Kailyn Aune. Christine M, Carson. Many nieces, nephews Claire worked at Wilming- and cousins, along with their ton Trust for 25 years, prior to Kaczmarczyk, credit children, round out her fam- making a career change in 1999. union CE0 ily. so many more friends and She then joined The Glenmede neighbors complete Christine's Trust Company as the assistant Christine Marie Kaczmarczyk, social circle. to the regional director and office 73, passed away peacefully at The family wishes to express manager, home surrounded by her loving their sincere appreciation to Claire and her family request family on Wednesday, April 10, Dr. Michael Guarino and the that, in lieu of flowers, donations 2013. Chris was born in Wilming- oncology staff at Christiana Hos- be made in her name to her fa- ton Aug. 5, 1939, daughter of the pital and the nurses and staff vorite charities, Saint Martin's late Raymond and Edna Farnan. at Delaware Hospice. A special Ministries, 14259 Benedictine Chris was a shining example thank you for the loving care Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660, or the of a successful woman in both provided by her very dear family foundation for research at St. lu- her personal and professional and friends. de's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas life. A friend to so many through Family and friends are invited Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the years, she enjoyed bowling to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dr. Gail Simpson's office at the at Pleasant Hill Lanes, beach April 16, at the Doherty Funeral Helen F. Graham Center, 4701 time at Angola with family and Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Ogletown-Stanton Road, New- friends, traveling with her sis- Pike Creek. A Mass of Christian ark, DE 19713, or Compassionate ters and any other excuse she Burial will be celebrated at 10 Care at Saint Francis Hospital, found to help out and have fun. a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at St. 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington, Without exception, watching Thomas the Apostle Church, DE 19805 in honor of the won- her grandchildren and great- 301 N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilm- derful care that the entire team grandchildren in sports and life ington, DE 19805. Interment will showed Claire and our family was her highlight, follow in All Saints Cemetery. during her difficult walk with Chris retired from Dexsta Fed- In lieu of flowers, memorial cancer, eral Credit Union as CEO in 2005 donations may be made to Dela- We would like to thank Dr. after 36 years of service. She pre- ware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Vest, Dr. Simpson and her oncol- sided over a tremendous growth Road, Wilmington, DE 19810, or ogy nurses and team, and thank period for Dexsta, so proud of St. Thomas the Apostle Church Dr. Strasser and his radiology her coworkers, associates and at the above address. nurses and team members, the the entire credit union network. staff of Compassionate Care, for Chris was predeceased by her the excellent care they gave to husband, Ray; and her brothers, Vincent M, Pryce, Little Claire. Leonard, Phillip, Fran, John, Ber- League coach Mass of Christian Burial hie and Bobby. Vincent Matthew Pryce, 42, of will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., She is survived by her sons, Lewisville, Pa., died Friday, April Wednesday, April 17, at Immac- Ray Kaczmarczyk (Maria), Rick ulate Heart of Mary Church, Kaczmarczyk (Hope) and ]eft 12, 2013, at the Neighborhood Shipley and Weldin roads, Wilm- Kaczmarczyk (Kim); her sis- Hospice in West Chester, Pa. - Continued on page 15 Savannah Road, Lewes. In lieu of flowers contributions are sug- gested to the Lewes Vol. Fire x\ Dept., PO Box 225, Lewes, DE 19958. Claire M. Daniels, native Delawarean Safe for Kids...Safe /or Pets...Bad for Mosquitos Claire M. Daniels, 63, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, af- ter a courageous and long battle with cancer. Claire was the daughter of the late George H. Daniels Sr. and Mary M. Daniels. She was also predeceased by Chad R. Litch- ford, her nephew and one of her heroes. Claire was a native Dela- warean, born in Wilming- ton. She is sur- vived by her brother and sister-in-law, George H. 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