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8 TUESDAY, MAY 3 - THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011 NEWS Cape Gazette IS new By Henry J. Evans Jr. The Lewes Board of Public Works has hired Darrin Gordon as general manager of the utility provider. Gordon has been BPW assis- tant general manager for two years. He moves into the position previously filled by Ken Mecham, who retires July 31. C. Wendell Alfred, BPW vice president, said Gordon was the panel's unanimous choice. "We're ex- cited about having Darrin as general manager. Darrin GordonWhen he was hired, the board's goal was that he would move up into the position when Ken retired. He did, and we're pleased," Alfred said. Alfred said Gordon started in the position May 1. He said Mecham, who has been general manager since .Au- gust 2005, would remain with the BPW as special projects manager and to facilitate Gordon's transi- tion. "I've worked in the municipal utility business for over 15 years, having worked my way from a la- borer in the water, wastewater and natural gas utilities, into the Obituaries )) Howard Cleaver, former captain Howard Cleaver, 84, of Clarksville, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Harbor Health- care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. He was born in Wilming- ton, son of the late Walter E. and Minnie (Achenbach) Cleaver. Mr. Cleaver grew up in Gor- don Heights north of Wilming- ton. He worked for his father for many years at Walter E. Cleaver and Sons Mason Contractors. Mr. Cleaver moved to Clarksville to be near the water that he loved. He worked as a deep-sea fishing captain for many years in Ocean City, Md. He is survived by his sister, Thelma Wheatley and her hus- band Eldridge of Earlville, Md.; and cousin Mary. He will be greatly missed by his employee Laurie and his many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly. In addition to his arents, he was preceded in eath by his brothers Walter L. Cleaver and Charles E. Cleaver and wife Catherine. All services and interment are private at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Arrangements by ParseU Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Continued on page 12 mana management side of the bdsi- best utility provider in ness," Gordon said. Delaware," he said. Gordon earned a bachelor of Gordon, 46, came to Delaware science degree in natural re- two years ago with his wife of 23 source management from Ari- years, Marcie. zone State University, and a mas- The couple have four children. ter's degree in administration They lived in Arizona the major- from Northern Arizona Univer- ity of their lives, and Gordon said sity. "The BPW is a wonderful they enjoy Delaware's diversity. organization, and I look forward The family lives in the Millsboro to helping it go forward to be the area. fly Milton, Rehoboth Beach and In- Brie )) dian River departments. 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