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28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 9 - June 15, 1995 Funeral services were held Obituaries Wednesday, June 7, at St. George's Episcopal Chapel in An- gola with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. George's Episcopal Chapel Parish Hall Building Fund, c/o All Saints' Episcopal Church, Re- hoboth Beach DE 19971. Arrangements by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funeral Home, Midway. Capt. Gordon A. Donahue, retired state police officer Captain Gordon A. Donahue, retired, 61, of 302 West Fourth St., Lewes, died Monday, June 5, 1995, at Beebe Medical Center of respiratory failure. Capt. Donahue retired in Febru- ary, 1978 after 20 years on the Delaware State Police force. He was a member of the Retired Delaware State Police and an avid baseball fan. He was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dolores Lemaire Donahue; four sons, Donald G., Keith L. and Jerry S., all of Lewes, and A. Mark of Georgetown; his mother, Marguerite S. Donahue of Lewes; six grandchildren; and one step- grandson. Funeral services will be held at I 1 a.m., Friday, June 9 with State Police Honors at Bethel United Methodist Church, West Fourth St., Lewes. Burial will be in Hen- lopen Memorial Park near Milton. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Camp Barnes, Ocean View, DE 19970. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funeral Home. Charles D. Carey Jr., active in farming Charles David Carey Jr., 75, of Lewes, died Sunday, June 4, 1995, of respiratory failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Carey was born in Cheyenne, Wyo. where he lived until the late 1960s. He then moved to the East Coast, living for 12 years in Amherst, N.H. he- fore moving to Delaware in 1980. In each of the various communi- ties in which he lived, Mr. Carey devoted much of his time to church and local organizations. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. From the 1960s up until the time of his death, he was engaged in fanning in Sussex County. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Barnes Carey, originally from Charlottesville, Va.; a son, Charles D. III of Port- land, Maine; two daughters, Elli- son M. Carey of Dover and Eliza- beth B. Carey of Lexington, Mass.; and a sister, Louise Carey Bon of La Jolla, Calif. Preston W. Shockley, retired Rehoboth officer Preston W. Shockley Sr., 71, of Midway Acres, Rehoboth Beach, died Monday, June 5, 1995, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, of respiratory failure. Mr. Shockley retired in 1981 at the rank of lieutenant after 26 years on the Rehoboth Beach Po- lice Force. He attended Epworth United Methodist Church, Re- hoboth Beach, and was a member of the Lewes-Rehoboth Moose Lodge, as well as an avid fisher- man. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Myrtle Ennis Shockley; one son, Preston W. Shockley Jr., Re- hoboth Beach; two daughters, Myralon S. Webb, Lewes, and Daisey S. Hudson, Rehoboth Beach; two brothers, Grover Shockley, Milton, and Mark Shockley, Florida; three sisters, Sara Parker, Georgetown, Mar- guerite Downs, Lewes, and Eliza- beth Marvel, Lewes; six grand- children and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at Epworth United Methodist Church, Baltimore Ave., Re- hoboth Beach. Burial was in Bethel Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Arthritis Founda- tion, Philadelphia Pike, Wilming- ton DE 19801, or American Heart Association, Georgetown DE 19947. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Fu- neral Homes, Inc. John H. Middleton, retired salesman John Harvey Middleton, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, June 1, 1995, of heart failure at home. Mr. Middleton retired in 1970 after working several years for Butlers Stationary and Supply Company of Wilmington where he was a salesman. Prior to that, he worked as a salesman for Han- by Company of Wilmington. He was a former member of the Newark Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie A. Middleton; a daughter Joanne Wright of Mills- boro; a sister, Kathryn Fritchett of Wilmington; and a grandson. Funeral services and burial were private. Eleanor L. Chambers, retired manager Eleanor L. Chambers, 76, of Rehoboth Beach, died of cancer on Saturday, June 3, 1995 at Lewes Convalescent Center. Mrs. Chambers had worked for 20 years as a photographer's as- sistant and manager of Lorstan Studio in Wilmington. Her hus- band of 48 years, Robert N. Chambers, died in 1994. She is survived by four sons, Donald of Berkeley, Calif., Ken- neth and Richard, both of Wash- ington, D.C., and Robert of New Castle; two sisters, Betty Krans of Mulberry, FI. and Made Bellini of Wilmington; and two brothers, John Long of Newark and William Long of Wilmington. Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. In lieu of flowers the fam- ily suggests donations to the American Cancer Society of Delaware, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720, in memory of Eleanor Chambers. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atldns & Lodge Funeral Home, Inc. Raymond A. Denneny Sr., Chrysler Co. retiree Raymond A. Denneny, 66, of near Newark, died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, of complications from respiratory failure in Christiana Hospital, Stanton. Mr. Denneny worked at Chrysler Corp.'s Newark assem- bly plant where he was a receiving inspector. He retired in 1990 after 30 years. He was an Army veter- an of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Bar- bara A. Denneny, two sons, Ray- mond A. Jr. of Newark and Kevin L. of Bear;, two daughters, Tricia R. Morris of Hockessin and Colleen D. Small of Lewes, Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 2, at Holy Fami- ly Catholic Church in Newark. Burial was in All Saints Ceme- tery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association. James H. Conaway, DuPont Co. retiree James H. Conaway, 94, of Methodist Manor House, Seaford, formerly of Elsmere, died Mon- day, May 29, 1995, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Mr. Conaway worked for the DuPont Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1965. His wife, Helen Lot'land Conaway, died in 1981. He is sur- vived by a son E. Earl of Seaford; four sisters, Mary Conaway of Wilmington, Leona King of Mil- ton and Elsie Friedel and Hazel Mariner, both of Seaford; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Fri- day, June 2, in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Min- quadale, with burial in the adjoin- ing cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association. Thomas E. Farmer, worked at Beebe Thomas Earl Farmer, 51, of New Haven, Conn. died Monday, May 29, 1995, of heart failure at home. Mr. Farmer worked for Beebe Medical Center in Lewes until 1994. He is survivedby his wife, Louise Miller Farmer of Rehoboth Beach; two sons, Thomas Jr. of California and Ricky of River Head, N.Y.; one stepdaughter, Victoria Williams of Norfolk, Va.; one stepson, Ellis Williams of Cool Spring; his father, Robert Sr. of Farmville, N.C.; three sis- ters, Catherine Reed, Gloria Brown and Shirley Mason, all of Farmville; three brothers, Robert of Detroit, Mich., Edward Lee of New Haven and Marvin of Hemp- stead, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, at Soul Saving Station Church in Rehoboth Beach. Burial was in Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Lewes. Doris P. Backer, Sussex Co. retiree Doris P. Backer, 71, of Breeze- wood, Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, June 6, 1995, of heart failure at home. Mrs. Backer retired in 1988 af- ter 18 years of service in the Au- diting Department for Sussex County in Georgetown. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach where she was a former member of the Sodality. Her husband, Edward W. Backer Jr., died in 1963. She is survived by two daughters, Debo- rah A. Imperial and her husband Albert Butch Imperial of Re- hoboth Beach; Diane B. Morrison and her husband, Alan Morrison of Bethel Park, Pa.; and four grandsons, Nick and Drew Imper- ial of Rehoboth Beach, and Noah and Daniel Morrison of Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel Streets in Rehoboth Beach. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Parsell, Atldns & Lodge Funeral Home at Midway. Burial will be in Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Fa- ther Seelos Center, 2030 Con- stance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Camp Fairlee Manor begins new season The Fairlee Manor Recreation and Education Center, home of Camp Fairlee Manor, is starting its Summer Camp Season for 1995. Camp Fairlee Manor is a resi- dential camping facility for adults and children, owned and operated by the Easter Seal Society of Del- Mar, Inc. In addition to regular activities and programs, the camp has established four new activi- ties. These include: Family Weekend - a camping program geared toward families with disabled children to find out more information about the camp; Stroke Survivors Program - a vacation for those who have sur- vived a stroke, their care givers, spouse and family members, with dancing, hayrides and a cruise; leadership Delaware Program - an integrated camping activity which involves campers both with and without disabilities, allowing campers the opportunity to be to- gether and appreciate the physical differences in each other;, Expanded Travel Program - including trips to the mountains, beach and surrounding areas which haven't been visited in the past. For registration information contact Mike Currence, camp di- rector, 410-778-0566. Scholar-