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30 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997 the Indian River Volunteer Fire Co., Substation 80-B; Millsboro, DE 19966. Obituaries Ruth Ann Smith, former teacher Ruth Ann Smith, of Lewes, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997 of cancer at her residence. Mrs. Smith was an elementary school teacher for 32 years in the York Suburban, PA, School Dis- trict. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, and an organist for 33 years at United Church of Christ in Sta,iew. She is survived by her husband, Alvin Smith. A private service was held. Bur- ial was in All Saints Cemetery, Angola. Contributions are suggested to the Tunnell Cancer Center, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Jane H. Poplck, Wilmington waitress Jane H. Popick, age 69, of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 of heart failure in Imperial Point Medical Center, Fort Laud- erdale, FL after becoming ill on vacation. Mrs. Popick was a waitress at several Wilmington restaurants including Piane Grill and the Town Wharf before retiring more than l0 years ago. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Albert V.; a son, Michael L Rushlow of Wilming- ton; two stepdaughters, Beverly P. Malatesta ofVilmington and San- dra L. Head of Rehoboth Beach; two sisters, Margaret Voshell of Boothwyn, PA, and Elizabeth Towlson of Cape May, N.J.; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Services will be held today at Christ Church, Christiana Hun- dred in Greenville, with burial in Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Chesapeake City Road, Summit. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Kenneth B. Simmerman, cafeteria supervisor Kenneth B. Simmerman, age 73, of Long Neck, formerly of Turnersville, NJ, died Sunday, April 27, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mr. Simmerman was a cafeteria supervisor for the National Insti- tute of Health in Camden, NJ. He retired in 1969. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 28 of Oak Orchard- Riverdale. Mr. Simmerman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith Sire- merman; a daughter, Karen Medes of Long Neck; a brother, Charles Simmerman of Monroeville, N.J.; two grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Services were held at Melson Funeral Home in Long Neck with burial private. Contributions are suggested to William Barrett, retired banker William Barrett, age 72, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Friday, April 25, 1997 in Beebe Medical Cen- ter, Lewes. Mr. Barrett served in Europe in the infantry of the Third Army during World War II. He worked in the banking in- dustry and was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board of Gover- nors. He retired to Rehoboth Beach in 1989. Mr. Barrett was a member of the All Saints Episco- pal Church and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Martha Dickston Barrett; a son, William S. of Berkeley, CA; two daughters, Anne Barrett Cole of San Rafael, CA and Martha Louise Barrett-Elias of Berkeley, CA; and two granddaughters, Lauren Barrett-Cole and Lila Is- abelle Barrett-Elias. Services and burial were pri- vate. Marvis L. Trnitt, medical technician MarvisL. Truitt, age 53, of Georgetown, died Thursday, April 24, 1997 of cancer at Beebe Med- ical Center, Lewes. Mr. Truitt was an emergency medical technician with Station 91 Mid-Sussex Ambulance Ser- vice. He served for three years as president and for 13 years as am- bulance captain. He had previous- ly served on VFW Post 7422 Sta- tion 94 Ambulance Service. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, and a former member of the Delaware National Guard. He is survived by his father, Ira R., of Georgetown; a son, Mike, of Selbyville; a daughter, Kim Alexander of Oak Orchard; a sis- ter, Darlene Joy Smith of Seaford and three grandchildren. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, with burial in Carey's Cemetery, Mills- boro. Charlotte Turner, former sales clerk Charlotte Turner, age 86, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 of cardio-respiratory ar- rest at the Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes, Mrs. Clark had worked as a sales clerk in a department store for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Turner. She is survived by a sister Edith G. Brett, Ocean View. "Services were private with bur- ial in Memorial Park, Riverton, NJ. Lloyd Short, former DelDOT engineer Lloyd Short, age 89, of George- town, died Friday, April 25, 1997 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Short retired in 1963 as Se- nior Highway Engineer for the Delaware Department of Trans- portation after 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a 32-degree Mason and was the oldest living past master of Franklin Lodge #I 12 AF & AM in Georgetown, having joined in 1940. He was al- so the oldest living member of Odd Fellows Union Lodge #3, IOOF, having joined in 1928. Mr. Short was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Con- way Short, in 1957. He is survived by two sisters, Anna Isabelle Morris, of George- town and Margaret Walls of Wilmington. Masonic and Christian services were held at the Dodd-Carey Chapel of Parsell Funeral Home, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Catherine P. MacEachern, Lincoln homemaker Catherine Priscilla MacEach- ern, age 87, of Lincoln and for- merly of Philadelphia, PA, died Friday, April 25, 1997 of heart failure at Milford Memorial Hos- pital. She was preceded in death by her husband Alex, in 1975. Mrs. MacEachern is survived by a brother, George Preston Hitchens of Youngstown, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Dodd- Carey Chapel of Parsell Funeral Home, with graveside services at the Mausoleum Chapel of the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Feasterville, PA. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, Georgetown, DE 19947. Lillian B. Johnson, homemaker Lillian Brnmbley Johnson, age 98, formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, in Mills- boro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Johnson was a homemak- er. She was a life member of Old Swedes Episcopal Church, Wilm- ington. Her husband, J. Leonard Johnson, is deceased. She is survived by a nephew whom she raised, the Rev. Dr. E. John Dyer of Jacksonville, Fla.; two nieces whom she helped raise, Nancy Brower of Rehoboth Beach and Esther Brumbley of Prescott, AZ. Services will be helcl at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2 at Old Swedes Episcopal Church, Sixth and Church sts., Wilmington, with burial in adjoining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Old Swedes Episcopal Church,. Wilmington. Florence-B. Travers, retired teacher Florence B. Travers, age 94, of Milford. died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Milford Manor House. Born in Angola, the daughter of dener and famous for her roses, Viola and Howard Bryan, Mrs. strawberries and lima beans. Travers graduated from Lewes She was preceded in death by High School and the University of her husband of 51 years, Conrad Delaware in 1927 with a degree in R. Travers. teaching. Her long-time career She is survived by a daughter, began in Tom's River, N.J., then Constance T. Fisher of Milton; to Lewes, Milford, Lincoln and two sisters, Bertie Pepper of Mil- Frederica. She retired after 41 ton and Beulah Reed of Angola; a years of teaching. Mrs. Travers brother, George Bryan of Angola; was very active in the Avenue and two granddaughters, Cecily U.M. Church as a member for 50 Fisher of Philadelphia and years, serving as the fast educa- Stephanie Fisher Richardson of tional assistant and.named a lay Wilmington. laureate in 1992. Funeral services were Sunday, She was a member of the United April 27, in the chapel of Avenue Methodist Women and served on U.M. Church, 20 N. Church St., many other church committees. Milford. Burial was in Odd Fel- She was also a member of Milford lows Cemetery, Milford. Century Club, Milford Garden Contributions are suggested to Club, a board member of the Mil- Avenue United Methodist Church ford Senior Center, AARP of Memorial Fund. Arrangements Delaware, State Retired Teachers were made by Berry-Short Funer- Association and Milford Histori- alHome, Milford. cal Society. She was an avid gar- Frankford, April 22, daughter. Births Frank and Eileen Young, Lewes, April 22, twin sons. Spencer and Terra O'Brien, Bridgeville, April 23, daughter. Beebe Medical Center, Juan Castro and Rose Martinez, Lewes, Delaware Milton, April 23, son. William Wilson and Melissa Irma Wolfe, Georgetown, April Harris, Harbeson, April 17, 23, son. daughter. Scott Lyte and Connie Hylton, John Ray and Bonnie Lou Jenk- Rehoboth Beach, April 24, daugh- ins, Laurel, April 19, daughter, ter. Bruce and Priscilla Burke, Robert Mackert and Catherine Dagsboro, April 20, son. Reedy, Millsboro, April 24, son. Jane Davis, Rehoboth Beach, Val Drayton and Nancy April 20, daughter. Stevens, Milton, April 24, daugh- H. Bryan and Amanda Clark, ter. Donald J. Penuel, Georgetown, Marriage Licenses and Terri N. Beheler, George- town. Jose L. Marales, Selbyville, and Darryl Clarke McCabe, II, Chastity Walton, Selbyville. " Georgetown and Tracey A. Mc- Carty, Georgetown Christopher J. Phillips, Milton and Dawn L. Saurman, Milton. Stephen A. Rys, Salisbury, MD, and Christal L. Shores, Salisbury, A. Jay Mullinix, Rehoboth MD. Beach, and Barbara C0nnolly, Re- Chad Michael Seorah, George'- hoboth Beach. tohtn and Lorette Lee Collins, Timothy Williams, Seaford, and Georgetown. Denitta C.E. Tate, Millsboro. Glenville O. Gill, Ellendale and James C. Walton, Sr., Seaford JuanitaD. Cason, Ellendale and Wanda L. Sockwriter, Harold J. Jones, Sr., Seaford. Kenneth W. Abrams, Laurel Bridgeville, and Stephanie L. West, Bridgeville.; and Brenda L. Thacker, Laurel. Thomas R. Keene, Cambridge, Jerome D. Hall, Vallejo, CA, MD, and Gail E. Simmons, and Julie L. Powell, Vallejo, CA. Seaford. Wayne B. Long, Millsboro and Jill L. Dixon, Frankford. Roland McDonald, Burke, VA, and Jane C. Stirling, Burke, VA. Surendar Singh, Millsboro, and John R. Sehmitt, Lewes and Donna J. Bridges, Millsboro. Lawrence J. McFadden, Down- Wendy E. Ellis, Lewes James J. Raymond, III, Lewes ingtown, PA, and Gail A. and Kelley L. Smith, Lewes. Thomas, Downingtown, PA. Kevin S. Frampton, Milford and Charles J. 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