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68 - CAPE GAZE&apos;rYE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 Obituaries Continued from page 67 ford High School and the Univer- sity of Delaware Women's Col- lege. She taught physical educa- tion for the Colonial School Dis- trict in New Castle, creating the first program for girls sports, in- cluding the fine art of boxing. She also taught ballroom dancing and swimming. After purchasing a red convertible, she moved to Milford and worked for the Delaware Family Assistance Program, reaching out to families to provide support. Ellen met and married Garrett L. Grier and sold her red convert- ible. They spent the war years in Seattle and Detroit, returning to Milford with three babies. She was very active in many aspects of her children's lives including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, hockey refereeing, American Field Ser- vice and faithfully attended all their activities. After retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively, vis- iting every state in the union, and Central America, North America and Europe. They found a winter home base in Florida. Her personal passions included golf, her faith and volunteer work. From her teen years in Rehoboth Beach until the month before she died, she loved playing golf. She was Women's Club Champion 10 times, Delaware Senior Women's Champion, and through her par- ticipation in the 18-Holers trav- eled to many courses around Del- marva. She was an active member of Avenue Methodist Church in Mil- ford and a member of its Sarah Circle. She was a member of the Milford Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed sewing and bridge clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett L. Grief Sr. and two brothers. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Garrett L. Jr. and Judy Grier of Milford; two daugh- ters and sons-in-law, Linda G. and Lawton Johnson of New York, N.Y., and Rachel Grier-Reynolds and Rick Reynolds of Ar@n and Lewes; eight grandchildren, Thomas "Hank" Draper Jr., William R. Draper II, Mariah D. Calagione, Molly D. Russell, Gar- rett L. Crier III, Carrie E. Grier, Matthew L. Johnson and Ben- jandn S. Johnson; and four great- grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 North Church Street, Milford DE 19963. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.delmarvaobits. cam/rogers. • 2003, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs 2 Gibbs had worked for 50 years as a legal secretary in the law firm of Stocksdale, Jarrell & Svach in Baltimore. She and her husband moved to the Lewes area in 1988. Since relocating to Lewes, she was very active in the Lewes Senior Center, singing and dancing with the Seasiders and entertaining all over the area at nursing homes, senior centers and church and civic groups. She had served on the center's board of di- rectors and held several offices as well as assisting with the bazaars. During World War II she volun- teered with the Coast Guard, per- forming many duties as well as singing with the Recruiting Or- cbestra. She also had a radio show at the Baltimore VA Hospital. She served the Red Cross as a nurse's aide and donated over 2 gallons of blood and 3,000 volunteer hours. She was a life member of the American Legion and served in national, state and district offices. She was honored to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Un- known Soldier in Washington, D.C., and had served as an escort for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey at a Washington semi- nar. She had directed the Glee Club at her local American Legion for 25 years. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, George W. Gibbs, whom she met while he was a U.S. Army enlisted man, and she was entertaining at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Park. Arrangements. by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Charlotte Ann Smith, senior center member Charlotte Ann Smith, 78, of Harrington and formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Friday, April 18, 2003. " Mrs. Smith was educated at Pierre S. du Pont School. She was employed by the Murdick family of New York as a domestic worker Margaret D. Gibbs, retired legal secretary Margaret D. Gibbs, 83, of Lewes, died Saturday, April 26, for 45 years. She moved back to Harrington two years ago where she became a member of the Har- rington Senior Center. During her retirement, she enjoyed shopping and spending time with her fami- ly. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Smith; a daughter, Priscilla Smith; a broth- er, Howard Travis; and a sister, Grace Stewart. She is survived by a brother, Norman Travis of Milton; a sister, Anna Mac Currey of Harrington; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Travis of Milton and Louise Smith of Harrington; a brother-in-law, Al- fred Smith Sr. of Harrington; the Murdick family of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were held in Metropol- itan United Methodist Church, Harrington, with burial in Williamsville Cemetery. Louise F. Bristol, retired VA nurse Louise F. Bristol, 68, of Lewes, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, after a courageous struggle with Cancer. Mrs. Bristol was born in Moorestown, N.J. and was edu- cated as a nurse at the West New Jersey Hospital and the Universi- ties of Syracuse, PA., and Villano- va. She retired from the Veterans Administration Nursing Service after 33 years of dedicated service and most recently from the Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College, Owens campus, after four years as a clinical instructor. She enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren. She is survived by her two sons, John of Wilmington and Eric and his wife Christine of Claymont; three grandchildren, John, Sara and Eric; her sisters and brothers, Catharine O'Neill of Hyannisport, Mass., Marie Heffron of Barnegat, N.J., Donald Fitzgerald of North- field, N.J., Joan, Alice and Dennis Fitzgerald, all of Moorestown, N.J., Paul Fitzgerald of Maple Shade, N.J., James Fitzgerald of Absecon, N.J., Maggie Cannava of Lakewood, N.J.; and many friends and associates. Services were held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Five Points, Lewes. Mrs. Bristol asked to be remem- bered in your prayers. wood. Contributions are suggested to Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19363, attn: Heidi Owen, director. Josephine Caramanico, seamstress Josephine M. Caramanico, 85, of West Chester, Pa., died Tues- day, April 22, 2003, at Sunrise As- sisted Living in West Chester, Pa. Mrs. Caramanico was a com- panion in her Linwood husband's business as a seamstress. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, who died in 2001, two sisters, Grace Gatta and Edith Petrone. Her husband, Dominic, died in 1991. She is survived by a son, John D. Caramanico of Glen Mills, Pa.; a daughter, Julie Rosenberg of Bethel Twp., Pa.; a brother, Milo Gatta of Rehoboth Beach; a sister, Lucille Constantine of Malvern, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Immacu- late Conception of Lourdes Catholic Church, Marcus Hook, Pa., with burial in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Lin- Imogene B. Lowe, retired from Autotote Imogene B. "Gene" Lowe, 70, of Bear, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Lowe was born in Laurel. She retired in 1995 from Autotote Systems in Newark after 21 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Herbert. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Patricia A. Willis and her husband Douglas R. Jr. of Bear, and Daniese M. Owens and her husband Cliff of Elsmere; a son, David Ray Lowe of Preston, Md.; two brothers, Donald L. Bailey of Ft. Lauderdale and John A. Bailey of Milton; a sister, Norma L. Simpson of Conowingo, Md.; five grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren who knew her as G.G. A Life Celebration service was held at Beeson Memorial Ser- Continued on page 69 I Caring for an older friend or relative? : :::;N3; " ..<" When 3,ou care ,!iiiiii> too much, you need ..... i -< RELIEE .... If you're caring for an older loved one, relief from stress and fatigue is not. always easy to find. But, for your own health and well being, it's important to take a break once in a while. 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