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''1- Obituaries Col. David Douglas III, retired Marine colonel Col. David Douglas HI, 61, of Pensacola, Fla., died March 13, 2003. Born in Wilmington, he served in the Marine Corps for 27 years and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam war. He retired as a colonel from Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in 1991. He was preceded in death by his par- ents, David Douglas and Bettie T. Douglas. He is survived by his wife, the former Sheryl S. Derby from Auburn, N.Y.; a daughter, Kather- ine Douglas and granddaughter Brooke of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Diana Nicolay (George) and grandchildren Ryan and Lane of Rochester, Mn.; and a daughter, Leigh Van Auken (Jason) and grandson Dillion of Vinings, Ga.; and a brother, William Alexander DoUglas (Jane) of Shawnee Mis- sion, Ks. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at All Saints' Episcopal Cemetery at St. George's Chapel, Angola. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Lewes. Clarence H. Reed, retired game warden Clarence H. Reed, 83, of Mil- ton, died Sunday; April 27, 2003, at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. .Mr. Reed was born in Milton. He worked as a game warden for 25 years. He also worked in the Milton area as a farmer for many years. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Rehoboth Police Department. He was a veteran of World War H, serving in the U.S. Army in northern France with the 159th In- fantry medical detachment. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Con- duct Medal. He was past corn- A Full Service 5,n 3304 Highway One, Rehoboth 302-226-1400 / Featuring )die Norwood forraer[y o( be"t Thor, us Salon Terns,rarity rvicg dient at tzzy t'laz oewey ee took fr com/ng next door to our/ocat rounder of Broadldln VFW and a former Mason. He has been a resident of the Heritage Center and the Milford Center for the past year and a half. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Naomi Workman Reed; a son, Norman D. and his wife June Reed of Greenwood; two daugh- ters, Nancy Rockwell and her has- band Jerry of Milford and Myrtis Wagner and her husband Steve of Hebron, Md.; five grandchildren, Phillip Rockwell, Tammy Rock- well, Tiffany Reed, Wendy A1- paugh and Steve Wagner Jr. Services were held from the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Zion Ceme- tery. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton. Elsie Mae Joseph Smith, Henlopen Grange member Elsie Mac Joseph Smith, 88, of Lewes, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Regent's Park Nursing Home, Winter Park, Fla. Mrs. Smith was a member of Rehoboth Presbyterian Church of Midway, and the Henlopen Grange 020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charlton Smith in 1991; and a daughter, Phyllis Dameron. She is survived her sons, Leslie C. Smith of Seaford and Robert E Smith of Lewes; a daughter, Car- olyn Henderson of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, at Atldns-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1449 Kings High- way, Lewes, with burial in Re- hoboth Presbyterian Church of Midway Cemetery. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Mary Grace Henddckson, self-employed hair stylist Mary Grace Hendrickson, 47, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Satur- day, April 26, 2003, at her Char- lotte County residence. Mrs. Hendrickson was born in Coaldale, Pa., to John and Irene Mellay Jr. She was a self-employed hair stylist in the Wilmington area, and moved from Lewes to Rotonda West in 2002. She was a member of VFW Post 7447 and the Ameri- can Legion Post 5, both of Re- hoboth Beach, and the Loyal Or- der of the Moose 2554, in Mur- dock, Fla. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Mellay HI. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Charles John Hendrickson and Katrina Hendrickson; grandchildren Jace and Shilah Hendrickson, all of Wilmington; and her paternal grandmother, Mary Mellay of Coaldale. Services were held at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Wilmington, with burial in Silverbrook Memo- rial Park. Catherine A. Astrella, switchboard operator Catherine A. Astrella, 67, of Long Neck, and formerly of Lodi, N.J., died of heart failure Friday, April 25, 2003, at Medical Center in Lewes. Mrs. Astrella was a retired med- ical laboratory switchboard opera- tor. She is survived by her husband Patrick Astrella; three sons, Phillip, Robert and Patrick Astrel- la Jr. A memorial service was held from the Long Neck chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Mills- bore, with burial in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, Millsboro. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Lloyd Fitzgerald, business owner Lloyd Fitzgerald, 95, of Long Neck, died peacefully, surrounded by those who loved him, Saturday, April 26, 2003, at home. Mr. Fitzgerald owned and oper- ated several successful businesses in Delaware during his life, in- cluding Fitzgerald's Mobile Gas Station and the Fitzgerald Burner CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 - 67 Service. In later years, he opened the New and Used Furniture Out- let in Townsend. He also recycled metal and glass, and he held annu- al sparerib barbecues for charity. He was an active member and past governor of the New Castle Loyal Order of the Moose. Until the age. of 90, he participated in and completed MS Walk-A- Thons. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Fitzgerald; a sister, Sarah Steinhauer of Pottstown, Pa.; seven children and their spouses, Elizabeth and David Dil- worth of Norristown, Pa., Grace Fitzgerald of Eagleville, Pa., Pa- tricia Beckley of Harbeson, John Fitzgerald of Long Neck, Nancy and David Clark of Newark, Fay Anderson of Middletown and Deborah Rich of Greenwood; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grand- children; and four great-great- grandchildren. Services were held from Gracelawn Memorial Chapel, Minquadale, with burial in the ad- joining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Sussex Coun- ty, 600 DuPont Highway, George- town, DE 19947. Ellen Sipple Grier, golf champion Ellen Sipple Grier, 88, of Mil- ford, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. Mrs. (;tier graduated from Mil- Continued on page 68 Do you feel that you are stuck at the light? Tired of wailing for a change? 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