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Obituaries H. Victor Graham, DuPont retiree H. Victor Graham, 84, of Ohio Avenue, Lewes, died Tuesday, May 2, 1995, of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Graham, a native of Wilm- ington, worked for the DuPont Company, retiring after 38 years. He attended the University of Delaware where he was a member of Sigma Mu fraternity. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Penn- sylvania. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes, the Lewes Yacht Club and the Ma- sonic Order. He was active in various civic and church organizations through- out his life. Mr. Graham is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane White Gra- ham; four daughters, Carolyn Mc- Carty of Lancaster, Pa., Barbara Tucker of Centreville, Jane Coley of Winnetka, Ill. and Nancy West of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Louise Cannon of Ponte Vedra, Fla. and Miriam Marvil of Wilm- ington; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes. There will be no viewing. Bur- ial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Pilottown Road in Lewes. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Pe- ter's Episcopal Church, Second and Market Streets, Lewes, DE 19958. Joshua E. Wheeler, Amtrak conductor Joshua E. "Jack" Wheeler, 77, of Warwick Park, Oak Orchard, formerly of West Fairview, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 1995, of cancer at home. Mr. Wheeler was born in West Fairview, the son of the late Charles and Florence Bretz Wheeler. He was an Army veter- an of World War II. Mr. Wheeler, who moved to Delaware in the 1960s, was a pas- senger conductor for Amtrak, for- merly the Pennsylvania Railroad, for 45 years. He worked the train route from Washington, D.C. to New York. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Fairview. He twice served as Commander of the Indian River Power Squadron and was an active mem- ber of the Indian River Yacht Club. He also was a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge No. 2540, and Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Aloha G. Wheeler; a daughter, Kelcia W. Jordan of Middletown; a sister, Peggy K. Dick of New Cumberland, Pa.; a brother, Ted L. Wheeler of Lewis- berry, Pa.; and two grandchildren, May5- May i1 1995 Lauren M. Jordan and Michael J. Jordan, both of Middletown. Burial will be private at the con- venience of the family. A memor- iai service will be held at a later date. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, Suite 107, Georgetown Professional Park, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Rebekah F. Townsend, Sunday School teacher Rebekah F. Townsend, 92, of Georgetown, died Monday, May I, 1995, of heart failure in Nanti- coke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. For more than 80 years, Mrs. Townsend was a member of Wes- ley United Methodist Church in Georgetown, where she taught Sunday School. She was a past president of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club, and a past presi- dent of the Delaware Republican Women's Club. She also was a member of the Georgetown Century Club, the Georgetown Historical Society and the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution. Her husband, E. Alden Townsend Jr., died in 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy T. Robertson of Georgetown; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, Race Street in Georgetown, where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown, DE 19947. Michele Grassano, Sierra Moon owner Michele Grassano, 26, of Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach, died Sat- urday, April 29, 1995, of cancer in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Balti- more, Md. Miss Grassano for the past four years owned and managed the Sierra Moon and Surf and Volley, both apparel stores in Rehoboth Beach. She graduated from Milford High School in 1986. She is survived by her parents, Mike and Judy Grassano of Hart- ly; and her fianct, Dion Lamb of Rehoboth Beach. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home, Route 1 at Midway, with the Rev. Rudy Sackett officiating. There will be no viewing. Burial will be private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown DE 19947; or to Hope Lodge, Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD. Amelia J. Harris, department store clerk Amelia J. Harris, 60, of Sweet- briar, Lewes, died Monday, May 1, 1995, of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Harris retired in 1972 after several years as a clerk for various department stores in the Harris- burg, Pa. area. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, John A. Harris; three sons, George Miller of Lewes, Terry Miller and Donald Miller, both of Harrisburg; three daugh- ters, Diane Miller and Patricia Barry, both of Oxford, Pa., and Donna Jean Barry of Shelton, Conn.; three brothers, Robert Homer of Lewes, Earl Homer and James Homer, both of Harrisburg; an aunt, Ruth Pletz of Pembrook, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, at Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home at Midway. Another service and burial will be held today (May 5) at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Colonial Park, Pa. Elizabeth C. Kincade, school library assistant Elizabeth C. Kincade, 75, of Milton, died Friday, April 28, 1995, of cancer at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Cianciulli of Ocean City, Md., where she was staying. For the past 10 years, until she became ill, Mrs. Kincade was a li- brary assistant at East Millsboro Elementary School. Her husband, William J. Kin- cade, died in 1978. In addition to her daughter in Ocean City, Mrs. Kincade is sur- vived by three other daughters, Helen Wahrenberger of Cherry Saint James The Traditional Episcopal Church Sunday Services - 9:30 a.m. with Reverend John Gains Using the 1928 Prayer Book Atlantic Budget Inn Route 113, Millsboro, DE 238-7364 Hill, N.J., Catherine Bradley of Lincoln and Wilma Wyatt of Mil- ton; a stepdaughter, Doris Veasey of Georgetown; a brother, Rev. Charles D. Baker of Bridgeville; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2, at Short Funeral Services in Milton. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Lewes. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Coastal Hospice, Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21801. Ellener A. Stringer, private practice nurse Ellener A. Stringer, 66, of Lewes, died Saturday, April 29, 1995, of heart failure in Christiana Hospital, Stanton. Mrs. Stringer was born in Downs Chapel, the daughter of the late Mildred and Frank Attix. She attended schools in Smyrna and later graduated from the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as a nurse in a doc- tor's office, in public health nurs- ing and in area hospitals through- out her life. Toward the end of her career, she earned a master's degree in counseling and was in private practice when she became ill. She is survived by her husband, Breck Stringer; a daughter, Gail Chupein and a son-in-law, Alan Brown of Hockessin; a sister, Dorothy A. Meyer of Smyrna; and two granddaughters, Julie and Lisa Ogonowski of Hockessin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes. Burial was private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Gideon's International, 2150 S. DuPont Highway, Camden DE 19934; or to Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357. Robert C. Swavely, retired pipe fitter Robert C. Swavely, 80, of Re- hoboth Beach, formerly of Newark, died Saturday, April 29, 1995, of cancer at home. Mr. Swavely was a pipe fitter, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 74, Wilmington. He was a veteran of the Marine Calvary and served in the Navy during World War H. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447, Re- hoboth Beach. According to family members, he played professional baseball in the 1940s. He was an avid fisherman and wood worker. He is survived by his wife, Ethel C. Swavely; a son, Robert C. of West Chester, Pa.; two step- sons, John R. Neal of Virginia Beach, Va. and James R. Neal of Florida; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Robert T. Jones & Foard Funeral Home in Newark. Burial was in Gracelawn Memori- al Cemetery, Minquadale. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, Georgetown, DE 19947. NOTICE TO ALL VETERANS Who Have Honorably Served Their Country In Time Of 1 War And Peace Henlopen Memorial Park is assigning grave space in their Veterans Gardens. To all honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, you may be qualified for FREE Burial Space. However you must register for this. There are a limited number of Veteran spaces available. Cer- tificates for spaces will be issued on a first come, first served basis. To assure reservation, mail the coupon below to: -k-k-k-k-k -k--k-k -k-k-k-k-k-k-A--k-k-k'k'k HENLOPEN MEMORIAL PARK P. O. 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