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24 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 21 - April 27, 1995 Obituaries Sandra E. Reynolds, retired Cape educator Sandra Elizabeth Reynolds, 54, of Milton, diedWednesday, April 19, 1995, of cancer in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Workman graduated in 1959 from St. Elizabeth's Catholic School in Wilmington, and later earned a bachelor of sci- ence degree in education at Delaware State University and a masters degree in education at Salisbury State University. She started her teaching career in 1973 at H.O. Brittingham Ele- mentary School in Milton, where she taught second grade until re- tiring in 1994. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Milford, and was one of the founders of girls softball in the Milton Little League. She enjoyed traveling, being with her family and shop- ping. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gerald L. Reynolds; a daughter, Nicole M. Reynolds of Milton; two sons, Randal L. and Rocklan L., both of Milton; a brother, Allyn Workman of Falls Church, Va.; her parents, Wiilard H. and Louise Workman of Mil- ton; two daughters-in-law, Pam Reynolds and Lisa Reynolds, both of Milton; and six grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, Casey, Dylan, Col- by and Morgan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. John's Catholic Church, Seabury Avenue in Milford. Friends may call Friday evening, April 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal Street in Milton. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Abigail R. Hershey, owned Port Lewes home Abigail R. Hershey, 56, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, April 18, 1995, of cancer at home. Mrs. Hershey was a partner in a needlepoint shop, Creative Crit- ters, in Centreville for 20 years. She was raised in Yardley, Pa. and attended Chatham (Va.) Hall and Smith College in Northhampton, Mass. She enjoyed reading and travel and, along with her hus- band, owned a summer home in Port Lewes. She is survived by her husband, Michael L. Hershey; and twins, Michael L. Jr. of Wilmington and Molly Hershey of San Francisco, Calif. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church in Greenville. Bul ial will be private. Charles F. Gipple Jr., clerk for J.C. Penney Charles Frank Gipple Jr., 37, of Milton, died Monday, April 17, 1995, of complications from AIDS in Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. Mr. Gipple was born in Me- chanicsburg, Pa., the son of Charles Frank Gipple Sr. and the late Shirley Mae Edmiston Gip- pie. He was a clerk at J.C. Penney in Harrisburg, Pa. for a number of ye,- before moving to .Milton two years ago. In addition to his father, Mr. Gipple is survived by his step- mother, Mary Sanders Gipple; a sister, Debra Radnovich of Lemoyne, Pa.; a half-brother, Michael Gipple of Etters, Pa.; a stepbrother, William Gregory of Camp Hill, Pa.; and his maternal grandparents, Spurgeon and Elva Edmiston of Enola, Pa. Funeral services were private. Burial was in East Harrisburg (Pa.) Cemetery. Annalee Dyer Peterson, worked on Capitol Hill Annalee Dyer Peterson, 77, of State Road, Rehoboth Beach, died Saturday, April 15, 1995, of respi- ratory failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Peterson retired after 40 years of service on Capitol Hill, where she worked for several con- gressmen and in the offices of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. She was a member of the Na- tional Association of Retired Fed- eral Employees, the American As- sociation of Retired Persons, the Ladies of Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge No. 2540, Lewes, the Ladies Auxiliary of Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, Ocean View, the Ladies Auxiliary of American Le- gion Post 5, Rehoboth Beach, the Unity Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Village Im- provement Association, Rehoboth Beach. She also was a member of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary and served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Her first husband, John Joseph Connors, died in 1965. Her sec- ond husband, Harry R. Peterson, died in 1991. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Springston of Tully, N.Y.; a sister, Kathryne Dyer of Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandchil- dren, four great grandchildren and five step grandchildren; two step- daughters, Dr. Gayle Peterson of Berkeley, Calif. and Sherilyn Pe- terson of Seattle, Wash.; and one stepson, Ralph Peterson of Sunny- vale, Calif. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 19, in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown, DE 19947. Alice Nedewi Pohl, Lewes resident AlicL Nedewi Pohl, nee Dill, 89, a resident of Harbor Health- care and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, since 1989, died Friday, April 7, 1995. Mrs. Pohl, who maintained a home in Westtown, Pa. for 46 years, was born in Washington, D.C. She graduated in 1926 from Miss Illman's School for Kinder- garten and Primary Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. Her husband, Robert Holmes Pohl, a former executive at E.I. Dupont Co., died in 1985. She is survived by two nieces, Barbara D. Montgomery of Arlington, Va. and Henlopen Acres and Roberta D. Brasher of Cape Coral, Fla. Interment was private in Edge- wood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, Pa. Mary E.A. Gildon, department store worker Mary Elizabeth Adams Gildon, 89, of Willow Creek Road, Lewes, died Monday, April 17, 1995, of respiratory failure in Lewes Convalescent Center. Mrs. Gildon worked for Kann's Department Store in Washington, D.C. retiring after 30 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hope Chapter, and attended Parkwood Baptist Church in Fairfax, Va. Her husband, Charles Gildon, died several years ago. She is sur- vived by two sons, Charles Lee of Lewes and Billy Charles of Mt. Ranier, Md.; a sister, Bobbie Lee Robinson of Texas City, Texas; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 20, at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Gull House, 23 Terrace Road, Re- hoboth Beach, DE 19971. Alfred Lee Palmer retired Lewes farmer Alfred Lee Palmer, 77, of Lewes, died Wednesday, April 12, 1995, of cancer at home. Mr. Palmer retired in 1984 after many years at the Charles Mills Farm in Lewes. During the summer months, he tended flowers grown in the medi- an strip between Lewes and Re- hoboth Beach on Route 1. He was a member of John Wes- ley United Methodist Church in Belltown, its Miracle Workers Club, Men's Charge Choir and United Methodist Men. He also served as church trea- surer and lay leader. He was a past member of the Lewes-Nassau Male Chorus. His wife, Emma Palmer; died in 1984. He is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Rich of Cheyney, Pa., Dorothy M. Jack- son of Groton, Mass. and Roberta Jackson Travis of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, April 15, at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Bell- town. Burial was in People's Memorial Park, Lewes. Hilda R. Knox, nurse and housekeeper Hilda Roberta Knox, 80, of Jef- ferson Apartments, Lewes, died Wednesday, April 12, 1995, of a stroke in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Knox was a housekeeper and a nurse in New York. After her retirement in 1975, she moved to Delaware. She is survived by two sons, Isaac Tankard of Corinecticut and Andrew Knox of Harbeson; a brother, Williard Harmon of Wilmington; a sister, Jesse Mae Wilkins of Easton, Md.; seven grandchildren, a great grand- daughter and a great-great grand- daughter. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, April 15, at Short Funeral Services in Milton. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Berlin, Md. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, Georgetown, DE 19947. Paul A. Coffin, maintenance man Paul Andrew Coffin, 84, for- mealy of Laurel, died Wednesday, April 12, 1995, of heart failure in Veterans Affairs Nursing Home, Elsmere. Mr. Coffin had been a mainte- nance man at Delaware State Po- lice Troop 5 in Bridgeville for several years. He was a breeder of beagles and a charter member of the Laurel Sportsmen's Beagle Club. He al- so was a life member of the Seaford Disabled American Vet- erans. Mr. Coffin served in the Army in France during World War II and received the Purple Heart. His wife, Helen Harris Coffin, died in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Doris C. Spicer of Lau- rel; a brother, Howard of Dags- boro; a sister, Phoebe Donovan of Milton; two grandsons and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, April 15, at Short Funeral Home in Milton. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. Everett B. Joseph, Milton area farmer Everett B. Joseph, 73, of Mil- ton, died Thursday, April 13, 1995, of heart failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Joseph was a farmer in the Milton area for many years. He is survived by his friend, Gerald Reynolds of Milton, who cared for him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Short Funer- al Services in Milton. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Bridgette D. Wilkinson, Middletown resident Bridgette D. Wilkinson, 31, of Middletown, was found dead in her home on Friday, April 14, 1995. The medical examiner's of- fice will determine the cause of death. Mrs. Wilkinson, a cashier at Middletown's Parker Thriftway, was raised in New Castle and graduated from William Penn High School. She lived in Elsmere before moving to Middletown three years ago, where she also worked at Letica plastics plant. She is survived by a daughter, Angela Made Wilkinson at home; two sons, Frank Pucci Jr. at home and Jimmy Pucci of Lewes; her parents, James and Beverly Wilkinson of New Castle; and a sister, Candace Wilkinson of Mid- dletown. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20, at Nichols- Gilmore Funeral Home in New- port. Burial was in St. James Ceme- tery, Newport. New Bible Study Gro tp At the home of Paul and Jean ; Hollenback, 17 Bristol Way, Lewes, Delaware. 'J" ':' This Bible Study is sponsored by the Delaware Baptist Association and the Ocean City Baptist Church (S.B.C.). Rev. Marvin Wright is leading the study. For further information call Patti and Jean 645-9107 or Rev. Wright 349-4242 Saint James Traditional Episcopal Churc[ Sunday Services - 9:30 a.m. with Reverend John Gains Using the 1928 Prayer Book Atlantic Budget Inn Route 113, Millsboro, DE 238-7364 US]