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16 TUESDAY, JUNE 17- THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 CAPE LIFE cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 15 everyone for their countless prayers and gestures of love for a man who touched so many lives. They would also like to recog- nize the incredible caring and compassion of the Christiana Hospital medical team in Newark. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 19, in St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Route 1 at Five Points, Lewes. Private entomb- ment will follow at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Savannah Road, Lewes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, in the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins- Lodge Chapel 16961 Kings High- way, Lewes. Instead of flowers, donations in his honor may be sent to Special Olympics, Uni- versity of Delaware, 619 S. Col- lege Ave., Newark, DE 19716. Russell R, "Speedy" Benson, business owner Russell R. "Speedy" Benson passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center after a short illness. Russell was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Lincoln. He was the owner and opera- tor of Benson's Fuel Injection in Milton where he worked many years alongside of his wife of 58 years, Betty, who passed away in 2006. Russell was an avid trap shooter and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Minnie Benson; his brothers, Ralph Benson and Leonard Ben- son; and his sister, Dorothy Rust. Russell is survived by his son, David and his wife Lucy of Leon, Iowa; his daughter, Bonnie M. Benson of Lewes; and three sis- ters, Pearl Wadkins, Louise Webb and Mary Betty Peterman. He will always be missed but not forgotten. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in Con- ley's Methodist Church, Lewes. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to Ducks Un- limited, P.O. Box 167, Milford, DE 19963; or the Milton Fire Co., 116 Front St., Milton, DE 19968. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services of Long Neck. Michael Rhodes- Burross, landscaper Michael D. Rhodes-Burross, of Long Neck, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at home. Mr. Burross was a landscaper. Michael, known to many as Donnie and some closest to him as "Bumper," was an avid car fan. He loved music, playing pool, landscaping and working out- doors. He loved to laugh and he was a "social bee" that en- joyed making new friends. Michael loved to talk on the phone so much that his family called him "the oper- ator." Life was Rhodes-Burross sometimes dif- ficult but now he is free. Michael will be sadly missed by his family and friends as he left us too soon. He is survived by his parents, David and Kristen Rhodes-Bur- ross of Long Neck; a son, Nicholas Burross and his mother Tara Mitchell of Philadelphia, Pa.;, maternal grandparents, (Butchie-Boy) Arthur L. Rhodes Jr. and his wife Nancy of Bressler, Pa., and Judith Miller of Harris- burg, Pa.; patemal grandmother, Imogene Glimpse of Sardis, Tenn,; two sisters, Jessica Bur- ross of Savannah, Tenn., and Kel- ly-Linn Burross of Long Neck; five uncles, William Rhodes, Arthur Rhodes III, Michael Hoover, Steven Hoover and Lar- ry Hoover; three aunts, his 'Aunt Nimmy" Stacey Avery of Steel- ton, Pa., Lisa Burross and Teresa Clark; and a host of cousins, oth- er relatives and friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 26, at the Walk Different! Think. J00COMFORT, h-- TnbE 17 RehobMh Ave UpiomDomRehdBe .i-,?.RO Prince of Peace Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. 2nd Street, Steelton, Pa. A trust fund has been set up to take care of his son. The family asks for contributions to the ac- count of Nicholas M. Burross Ac- ct #61526390, c/o Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 N. Market St., Wilm- ington, DE 19890. Dorothy Short, Lioness Club member Dorothy Travis Short, 95, of Milton, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Mrs. Short was a longstanding member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. She also was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Lioness Club and a former member of Rebekah's Lodge. She devoted her life to her children and fami- ly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl Short (1990); her son Travis Short; two grandsons, Steven Holland and Ralph Mor- gan; two sisters; and a brother. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Morgan and her husband Richard and Carol Holland, all of Millsboro, and Bonnie Schuyler and her hus- band Bill of Milton; three grand- children, Lisa Sloan, John "IC" Holland and Laurie Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Car- olyn Morgan, Joshua Morgan and Christopher Sloan; two great- great-grandchildren Daniel and Haven Morgan; nieces and nephews, Ronald DeLong, James Travis, Donald Travis, Pat Burton and Evelyn Roberts. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, at Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Henlopen Avenue, Rehoboth. The Rev. Jonathan Baker will officiate. Norman J. Wegemer, DuPont chemist Norman ]. Wegemer, 78 of Claymont, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Kutz Nursing Home, Wilmington. A chemist for DuPont Co. at the Experimental Station, he received his bache- lor's degree from Lebanon Valley College and his master's from the University of Delaware. A long- time member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, he also earned his second-degree black belt in Chinese Kempo. An Army veter- an, he served during the Korean War. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley A. Bell, and a brother, Richard Wegemer. He is sur- vived by his wife of 57 years, Madeline DeSio Wegemer and a son, Timothy Wegemer of Re- hoboth- A funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Claymont, with interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association, Delaware Valley, 399 Market St. Ste. 102, Philadel- phia, PA 19106. For more inlonnalion idease call 1-800-404-7080 or visit www.dswa.com TURN YOUR GOLD INTO CASH! going down, but we still_ pay the highest prices. Must have valid I.D. Topaz 20% OFF Bracelets, Pendants & We also sell beautiful jewelry, gemstones, diamonds, 14k chains & bracelets, and watches. We offer Jewelry Repairs & Remounts, and Batteries. Pelican Square, Rt. 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