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72 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 11 - July 17, 2003 Obituaries Marjode C. Seal DuPont retiree Marjorie C. Seal, age 82, of Milton, formerly of Wilmington, died at home July 8, 2003. Born in Talleyville to the late William A. and Bessie Wilson Hague, Mrs. Seal worked at the DuPont Experimental Station. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and the Cape Henlopen Senior Center. In her youth, Mrs. Seal was a member of the First State All Girls Drum & Bugle Corps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her hus- band, Howard E. Seal Jr.; four sis- ters, Bessie Hague, Marie Hague, Frances Hague and Mildred Lacklen; and two brothers, William A. Hague Jr. and John R. Hague. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Lloyd of Milton and Peggi Mitten of Wilm- ington; two brothers. Arthur W. "Otts" Hague of Wilmington and Lewis H. Hague of Woodstock, Ili.; one sister, Ethel Thompson of Wilmington; and two stepgrand- daughters, Lynn Phillips of Wilm- ington and Joanne Gichner of Ocean View. The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 14, at the McCrery Memorial Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Route 202, south of Silverside Road), where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be at Birm- ingham-Lafayette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family sug, gests memorial contributions to Milton Volunteer Fire Depart- ment, 116 Front St., Milton, DE 19968; Talleyville Volunteer Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803; the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720; or Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown, DE 19947. Ray E. Langraf, Lewes resident Ray E. Langraf, 77, of Lewes, died Friday, July 4, 2003. A graveside service was held at Dorchester Memorial Park. REHOBOTH SUMMER CHILDREN'S THEATRE www. rehobothc h J Idrenst heatre, org George W. Gibbs, retired from Lever Bros. George W. Gibbs, 88, of Lewes, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Lyons VA Medical Center in Lyons, N.J. Born in New York City, he had been a resident of Lewes for the past 15 years. Be- fore that, he lived in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Gibbs retired in 1976 from ing in Baltimore, where he had been employed for 30 years as a warehouseman. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, having faithfully served his .coun- try during World War H. HeWas a communicant of St. Edmund's Parish in Lewes. He was a life member of both the Hamilton Post 20 American Legion in Baltimore and VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View. Other memberships included the Har- rington Moose Lodge 534 in Har- rington, the Lewes Elks, the Lewes Senior Center and the Millsboro Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret (Dres- sel) Gibbs on April 26, 2003. He is survived by his dear sib- lings, including four brothers, William of Raritan, N.J., Charles of New Rochelle, N.Y., Hebert of Mount Vernon, N.Y. and Harry of Long Island, N.Y.; and two sisters, Grace Riehm of New Rochelle, and Alice Morroney of Sonora, Calif. A graveside service was held at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Frederick G. Smith, Diamond State retiree Frederick G. Smith, 75, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Smith retired in 1988 as a chief switchman after 35 years with Diamond State Telephone, now Verizon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he touched, He is survived by his wife, Muriel Taft Smith; two daughters, Candi Farren of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Gayle Fitzgerald of Rehoboth Beach; 10 grandchil- dren; and three great-grandchil- dren. " Services and burial were pri- vate. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Elizabeth A. Shetzler, Townsend homemaker Elizabeth A. "Betty" Shetzler, 77 of Townsend, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Kent General Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Mrs. Shetzler was born in Smyrna. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by by Popular Dema.d (except Tuesday) 100clucling I G00mT tOW f I I I I I 1 I I I I I I I , I $,2_OFF  mt, s OUI I & I I l 1 1 I A ....... I [ " |[ l ll i   1 her daughter, Barbara; and her sons, Dale and Kenny Shetzler. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Muller and her husband Bill of Middletown; her special loving granddaughters, Barbara Muller- Kalb and her husband David of Blackbird, and Tamara Bosco and her husband Jeff of Clovis, N.M.; three grandsons, Covey Shetzler and hi, wife Kim of Kenton, Chris Shetzqer of Townsend and Billy Muller and his fianc6e, Amy Sehmidt of Middletown; four great-grandchildren, Amber and Aaron Shetzler, Cade and Delaney Bosco, and expecting "Baby" Kalb in January; a sister, Peggy Colblentz of Lake Panasofkee, Fla.; and two brothers, W. Robert Maker of Smyrna and James Mak- er of Lewes. Services were held at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Mid- dletown, with burial in Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Smyrna. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901. Robert David Prengle, professional photographer Rob%rt David Prengle, 52, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, July 4, 2003, after a lengthy illness. After schooling in the United States and Geneva, Switzerland, Mr. Prengle attended the Univer- sity of Charleston, South Caroli- na. He was a professional photographer and graphic artist and had recently dis- played his work at the Dewey Beach Club in Dewey PRENGLE Beach. He also helped manage his family's real estate interests in the resort area. He was probably most content, however, in boating and crabbing the inland bays that beckoned from his back door on Rchoboth Bay. Hc is survived by his Wife, Karen F. Shaud; a daughter, Vir- ginia Mci Ping Shaud, at home; his parents, Robert S. and Betty Fsa,gduw r&rm. a'aa' S. 7:00 pro. Magic and Comedy with live animals and audience participation 1 Children's admission FREE with every paid adult Children's admission $6.00 Call 227-251 i For Informfion M Prengle of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother, Mark Prengle and his wife Diane of Bear; two sisters, Kris McLaughlin and her husband Gus of Kennett Square, Pa., and Rebecca and her husband Paul Sugrue of Stuart, Fla.; and a nephew. Memorial services were held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Re- hoboth Beach. Contributions are suggested to the Lower Delaware Autism Foundation, c/o K. Paige Cohan, Executive Director, P.O. Box 31, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Mary G. D. Kelly, Wooleyhan retiree Mary Gertrude Doyle Kelly, 94, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thurs- day, July 3, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington. Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, West Chester, Pa. and had been an office worker for Wooleyhan Trucking. She was a former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Kelly Sr.; and her brothers James, John, Michael and Francis Doyle. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Col. James L. and Lynn Thompson of San Anto- nio, Texas, Martin J. and Virginia Kelly Jr. of Perkinston, Miss.; daughters and sons-in-law, Patri- cia A. and George Driscoll of Re- hoboth and Rita and Harry Reynolds of Wilmington; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren. Services were held at St. Agnes Church, West Chester, with burial inthe adjoining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A, #100, Conshohocken, PA 19248. Lucy A. Lafferty, Women's club member Lucy A. Lafferty, 79, of Lewes since 1987 and formerly of Ken- nett Square, Pa., died Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Green Valley Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. Mrs. Lafferty was born in Philadelphia. She was a home- maker and loved to paint and sew. She enjoyed boating and being on the beach. She was a member of Angola By The Bay Women's Club of Lewes. She was a mem- ber of St. Patrick's Church, Ken- nett Square, Pa. until she moved to Lewes, after which she became a member of St. Edmund's Roman Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob J. Lafferty Jr., in 1986, and with whom she shared 40 years of marriage; and a brother, Anthony Odorisio. She is survived by four daugh- ters, Deborah L. Bernier of Re- hoboth Beach, Diane L. Clark of Skaneatelas, N.Y., Delores M. Gue of Lewes and Denise L. Kushner of Newark; a brother, Nicholas Odorisio of Kennett Square, Pa.; three sisters, Marie Bonifacino of Kennett Square; Lorraine Moulder of Lewes; and Frances Brittingham of Kennett Square; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church, Kennett Square, with burial in St. Patrick's Ceme- tery, Kennett Square. Contributions are suggested to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilm- ington DE 19804. Olive T. Schell, secretary/treasurer Olive T. Schell, 86, of Mills- boro, died suddenly on Sunday, July 6, 2003. Mrs. Schell was secretary/treas- urer for the Combined Eastern Shore Horse Shows for the past 40 years. She was preceded in death by her son, William D. Schell Jr., in 1989. She was a loving wife to her husband, William D. Schell Sr. for 53 years; and was a devoted grandmother to William D. Schell III and Bryan Jeffrey Schell Sr.; and two great-grandsons, William D. 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