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Obituaries Robert Elbaz, Rehoboth merchant Robert Elbaz, 58, of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at home. Mr. Elbaz was born in Brook- lyn, N.Y., the son of Sally Elbaz and the late Morris Elbaz. He grew up in Brooklyn, Chicago and other places the family business took them. During the 1960s, Mr. Elbaz lived in the San Francisco Bay area, moving to Rehoboth Beach in the mid-1970s to help his mother operate Little Things Jewelry Store on Rehoboth Av- enue. He married Concepcion Reyes in 1991 and since that time they have operated the jewelry store together. He was passionate about and had a deep love for all forms of music, and was an avid reader and an astute observer and student of political science and religion. During his years in San Francisco, Mr. Elbaz worked as a journalist and honed his skills as a poet. He loved travel and spent his winters in Key West, Fla.; Europe; the Philippines; and other exotic places. Mr. Elbaz is survived by his wife, Concepcion Reyes Elbaz of Rehoboth; his mother, Sally EI- baz; a sister Lisa Shrem; five- brothers, Stevie and Michael of Brooklyn, Victor of Rehoboth, Eddie of Florida and David of California. A private burial was held in Staten Island, N.Y. A memorial service for friends and relatives will be held at 1 l a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, at St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church, Re- hoboth Beach. Contributions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, Milton, DE 19968. Beatrice L. Howard, retired nurse Beatrice L. Howard, 89, of Lewes, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Born in Sinking Valley, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and An- nie Fleck, Mrs. Howard was a homemaker, practicing nursing in Philadelphia following graduation from Osteopathic Hospital. She lived in Wilmington more than 20 years, where she was active in many organizations, before mov- ing to Lewes, where she lived for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Lewes His- torical Society and Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary. She was preced- ed in death by her husband, John W. Howard, M.D., in 1989. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Elizabeth A. Crosbie, South Hamilton, Mass.; and Pauline H, Gertste, Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, J. Wade Howard, Philadel- phia; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes. Contribu- tions are suggested to Lewes Pres- byterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958, or Beebe Med- ical Center School of Nursing, Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Lewes. Emma W. Jefferson, Milton nurse Emma W. Jefferson, 82, of Mil- ton, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jefferson had been a regis- tered nurse at Milford Memorial Hospital. She had been a book- keeper for Southern States Coop- erative in Milford for 13 years and was a teller at Sussex Trust Com- pany, before retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Milton Century Club, Sussex Gardeners Club, Harrington High School Alumni Association and Zion United Methodist Church, where she served as communion steward for 22 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Layton P. "Tim" Jef- ferson, in 1984. She is survived by a son, John L. of Bellevue, Neb.; two daugh- ters, Fay Gagnon of Manchester, Conn., and Emmy Lou Joyce of Milton; three sisters, Ruth Dill of Milton, Cora Harris of Harrington and Jeanette Faulkner of Fuller- ton, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Short Fu- neral Services, Milton, with burial in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Milton Century Club or Zion United Methodist Church, Milton, DE 19968. Deborah O. McCoy, Reading hospital worker Deborah O. McCoy, 96, of Miilsboro and formerly of Shoe- makersville, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. I I, 1998, in Lewes Conva- lescent Center. Mrs. McCoy worked for I0 years in the food preparation de- partment of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, retiring in 1971. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville, Pa. She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia L. Leinbach and her hus- band Donald, of Millsboro; three sons, Richard D. of Reading, Pa., Eugene of Lewes and Terrence of Birdsboro, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, at Lutz Funeral Home, Reading, with burial in Forest Hills Memor- ial Park, Reiffton, Pa. Isabel G. Pepper, Easter Seals secretary Isabel G. Pepper, 85, of George- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 - 29 town, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at home. Mrs. Pepper was a secretary for Delmarva Easter Seals in George- town for about 25 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Georgetown Historical Society, the Women's Republican Club in Georgetown, and the New Centu- ry Club, Georgetown. She was al- so one of the oldest members of Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Pepper, in 1987. She is survived by a son, Charles B. of Newark; a grand- daughter, Laurie Dunton; a grand- son, Barry Pepper; two great- grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Georgetown. Betty S. Lank, Milton school nurse Betty S. Lank, 76, of Milton, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. 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