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Obituaries Continued from page 14 Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Compas- sionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirk- wood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808. To send condolences, visit www.spicer-mullikinfuneral- homes.com. Arrangements by Spicer-Mul- likin Funeral Homes And Crema- tory. William T. Merritt, former mechanic William "Bill" Thomas Merritt, 66, longtime resident of West Bay Park in Lewes, passed away at his home Friday, July 16, 2004. He was the son of the late William Merritt and the late Elsie Merritt. Mr. Merritt worked for many years in the fields of welding, con- struction, electircal, plumbing and heating and was an all around me- chanic. He enjoyed fishing, gar- dening, reading and spending time with his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a help- ing hand to those in need. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Shirleena Mae Merritt; three daughters, Shirleena A. Merritt of Rehoboth Beach, Leslie E. Merritt of Millsboro, and Tammy A. Ray and her husband Robert of Georgetown. In addi- tion, Bill had two grandsons, James J. Merritt and Thomas M. Ray; and one sister, Ruth Castelow and her husband John of New Castle; many nieces and nephews; and extended family throughout the state of Delaware. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where the family will re- ceive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 20. A funeral serv- ice will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. Interment will be at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Autism Society of Delaware, P.O. Box 7336, Wilmington, DE 19803-0336. Fred V. Blackwell DuPont senior analyst Fred V. Blackwell, 82, of Re= hoboth Beach, died Thursday, Ju- ly 15, 2004, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Blackwell was born and raised in Wilmington, son of the late Samuel and Emily Peoples Blackwell. He graduated from Wilmington High in 1939 and then attended Beacom Junior Col- lege and joined Hercules Powder Co. for about two years, working in the engineeriiag department. In 1942, he accepted employment with the DuPont Company, work- ing in the photo products depart- ment. While there he attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the evening division in 1949. He majored in business administra- tion. He spent his career entirely in the photo products department. During the more than 40=year tenure with DuPont he held vari- ous posts in the accounting divi- sion, export sales division, gov- ernment and domestic sales divi- sions. When he retired in February 1983 he was senior product ana- lyst in the graphic arts planning division. He was a master mason and member ofthe Washington Lodge 1 AF & AM; a 32 degree mason and member of the Scottish Rite Consistory, Wilmington. He was a former director of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club; had served as a member of the Rehoboth Planning Commission; AARP, Rehoboth Chapter; Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association; Westminster Presbyterian Church of Rehoboth and the DuPont Country Club-Wilmington and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club of Rehoboth Beach. He enjoyed participating in Roofs, Decks & More... Hand Gutter Cleaning Complete Commercial Services Free Estimates Senior Discounts Licensed & Insured civic affairs, the beach, bicycling, photography and golf. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elva S. Blackwell, and his sister, Emily Robertson of Wilm- ington. Funeral Services will be held at Tuesday, July 20 at Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where Masonic rites will be held at 11 a.m., fol- lowed by funeral services offici- ated by Rev. Dr. Frank Deming Jr. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Burial will be private at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Wilming- ton. Contributions are suggested to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, King Charles & Laurel Continued on page 16 CAPEGAZETTE, [tesday, July 20-July 22, 2004 - 15 Sizz S SALE SMITH BROTHERS OF BERNE, INC. THE LURE OF LUXURY With Smith Brothers of Berne you can create the sofa or chair that will keep YOU and YOUR family in the Lap of Luxury for a very long tifne. Custom Order Upholstered Furniture for the Best STYLE the Best QUALITY, the Best CRAFTSMANSHIP by Swiss/ Amish Master Craftsmen. Lifetime Warranty Hardwood Frame Construction Patented Coil Spring Suspension Over 700 Fabrics to Choose From "All Quality Furniture Made In USA." FURNISHINGS & DESIGNS "Many Quality Manufacturers Available" Mon. - Sat. I0-6 Sun. Noon - 5 Closed Wed. Route 9, Lewes - Georgetown Hwy 302-684-0661 Obituaries Continued from page 14 Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Compas- sionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirk- wood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808. To send condolences, visit www.spicer-mullikinfuneral- homes.com. Arrangements by Spicer-Mul- likin Funeral Homes And Crema- tory. William T. Merritt, former mechanic William "Bill" Thomas Merritt, 66, longtime resident of West Bay Park in Lewes, passed away at his home Friday, July 16, 2004. He was the son of the late William Merritt and the late Elsie Merritt. Mr. Merritt worked for many years in the fields of welding, con- struction, electircal, plumbing and heating and was an all around me- chanic. He enjoyed fishing, gar- dening, reading and spending time with his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a help- ing hand to those in need. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Shirleena Mae Merritt; three daughters, Shirleena A. Merritt of Rehoboth Beach, Leslie E. Merritt of Millsboro, and Tammy A. Ray and her husband Robert of Georgetown. In addi- tion, Bill had two grandsons, James J. Merritt and Thomas M. Ray; and one sister, Ruth Castelow and her husband John of New Castle; many nieces and nephews; and extended family throughout the state of Delaware. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where the family will re- ceive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 20. A funeral serv- ice will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. Interment will be at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Autism Society of Delaware, P.O. Box 7336, Wilmington, DE 19803-0336. Fred V. Blackwell DuPont senior analyst Fred V. Blackwell, 82, of Re= hoboth Beach, died Thursday, Ju- ly 15, 2004, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Blackwell was born and raised in Wilmington, son of the late Samuel and Emily Peoples Blackwell. He graduated from Wilmington High in 1939 and then attended Beacom Junior Col- lege and joined Hercules Powder Co. for about two years, working in the engineeriiag department. In 1942, he accepted employment with the DuPont Company, work- ing in the photo products depart- ment. While there he attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the evening division in 1949. He majored in business administra- tion. He spent his career entirely in the photo products department. During the more than 40=year tenure with DuPont he held vari- ous posts in the accounting divi- sion, export sales division, gov- ernment and domestic sales divi- sions. When he retired in February 1983 he was senior product ana- lyst in the graphic arts planning division. He was a master mason and member ofthe Washington Lodge 1 AF & AM; a 32 degree mason and member of the Scottish Rite Consistory, Wilmington. He was a former director of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club; had served as a member of the Rehoboth Planning Commission; AARP, Rehoboth Chapter; Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association; Westminster Presbyterian Church of Rehoboth and the DuPont Country Club-Wilmington and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club of Rehoboth Beach. He enjoyed participating in Roofs, Decks & More... Hand Gutter Cleaning Complete Commercial Services Free Estimates Senior Discounts Licensed & Insured civic affairs, the beach, bicycling, photography and golf. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elva S. Blackwell, and his sister, Emily Robertson of Wilm- ington. Funeral Services will be held at Tuesday, July 20 at Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where Masonic rites will be held at 11 a.m., fol- lowed by funeral services offici- ated by Rev. Dr. Frank Deming Jr. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Burial will be private at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Wilming- ton. Contributions are suggested to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, King Charles & Laurel Continued on page 16 CAPEGAZETTE, [tesday, July 20-July 22, 2004 - 15 Sizz S SALE SMITH BROTHERS OF BERNE, INC. THE LURE OF LUXURY With Smith Brothers of Berne you can create the sofa or chair that will keep YOU and YOUR family in the Lap of Luxury for a very long tifne. Custom Order Upholstered Furniture for the Best STYLE the Best QUALITY, the Best CRAFTSMANSHIP by Swiss/ Amish Master Craftsmen. Lifetime Warranty Hardwood Frame Construction Patented Coil Spring Suspension Over 700 Fabrics to Choose From "All Quality Furniture Made In USA." FURNISHINGS & DESIGNS "Many Quality Manufacturers Available" Mon. - Sat. I0-6 Sun. Noon - 5 Closed Wed. Route 9, Lewes - Georgetown Hwy 302-684-0661