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Obituaries Ruth L. Hudson, retired teacher Ruth L. Hudson, age 82, of Bayonet Point, Fla., died May 9, 1996 at Hospice House, New Port Richey, Fla., following a lengthy illness. Born in Tyrone, Pa., she for- merly resided in Sussex County and Howard County, Md., before moving to Florida with her hus- band, Elwood P., 16 years ago. She taught in the elementary schools of Laurel, Lewes and Millsboro and in the science de- partment at Glenwood, Md. Mid- dle School. A graduate of State College, Pa., she commenced her teaching career in the Seneca Indi- an Reservation School in Okla- homa. While in Lewes, Mrs. Hudson was instrumental in the formation of the DeVries Business and Pro- fessional Women in 1948. She served as the unit's second presi- dent and initiated a fundraising ef- fort that lasted until recent years. The project was the sale of memo- ry plates and mugs featuring the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse that fell into the Atlantic Ocean in 1926. Mrs. Hudson was a member of Woodlawn Chapter, Eastern Star, and Nefertiti Court of the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. She is survived by her husband, a Sussex County native; a daugh- ter, Louisa Wiggins of Hudson Fla.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point. Burial was private. Divorce Decrees Shepard "Shep" Lee, Milton mechanic Shepard "Shep" Lee, age 63, of Milton, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, of heart failure at Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lee was a mechanic at Draper King Cole, Milton. He is survived by his wife, Myr- tle Lee; two sons, Philip S. Lee and Edward R. Lee, both of Mil- ton; four sisters, LeVonia Holmes and Nora Miller, both of Deer- field, Ga., Nellie Fashew and Se- lena Brady, both of Delray Beach, Fla.; and one brother-in-law, Miller Bowie of Deerfield, Ga. Services were held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Millsboro, with burial in the church Ceme- tery. Jennie Segreto, retired seamstress Jennie Segreto, age 84, of Re- hoboth Beach and formerly of West New York, N.J., died Thurs- day, Aug. 8, 1996 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Segreto was a retired seamstress with Mary Lane Gar- ment Co., North Bergen, N.J. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach, and a member of Cape Henlopen Senior Center. Her hus- band, Anthony, died in 1989. She is survived by a son, Antho- ny F. Segreto of Lewes; a sister, Sophie Oceak of Coconut Creek, Fla; two grandsons; and one grea t- granddaughter. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, with burial in Madonna Cemetery, Ft. Lee, N.J. Arrange- ments were made by Parsell Fu- neral Home and Crematorium, Lewes. Dorothy M. Shockley, homemaker Dorothy M. Shockley, age 74, of Georgetown, died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital of heart failure. Mrs. Shockley was a homemak- er and a member of Mt. Olivet Brethren Church, Millsboro. Her husband, Chester D. Shockley, died in 1991. She is survived by three sons, J. Costen and Eddie P., both of Georgetown, and Joe L. of Mil- ton; four daughters, Shirley Pass- waters of Okeechobee, Fla., Mari- an Hernandez of Boise, Ida., Joyce Davidson of Aston, Pa. and Faye Slatcher of Laurel; two sis- ters, Reecie Williams of Bridgeville and Betty Ryan of Smyrna; a brother, David Smith of Milford; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Dodd Carey Chapel, Parsell Fu- neral Homes and Crematorium, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Contributions are suggested to Mt. Olivet Brethren Church, R.D. 1, Box 294, George- town DE 19947. Dr. John Hammond, poultry nutritionist Dr. John Hammond, age 88, of Bridgeville, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, Millsboro Nursing Home, of congestive heart failure. Dr. Hammond played an impor- tant role in the growth of O.A. Newton & Son Co.'s feed manu- facturing, grain storage and poul- try breeding programs. From 1964 to 1968 he was the president of the company and served as a di- rector for 49 years. Dr. Hammond joined Swift Inc. in 1968 when Newton sold its poultry interests. He was a nutri- tionist for its Delmarva operations and as a consultant for its other operations. He retired in 1973. He was chairman of the Nutri- tion Council of the American Feed Manufacturers Association, National Poultry Commodity Commission of the American Farm Bureau and a member of the Delaware Poultry Commission. He was a member of Union Unit- ed Methodist Church, Bridgeville and chairman of the official board. He was a director of Baltimore Trust Co. for 16 years, a member of Bridgeville Kiwanis Club and a founding board member of Sussex Vo Tech School District, serving for more than 20 years, and as president for several terms. He was awarded the Sussex County Service Club's Service to Agricul- ture Award. He graduated from Rhode Is- land State College in 1931 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and received a master's from George Washington University and a doctorate in poultry nutri- tion from the University of Mary- land in 1941. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte N.; a son, John R. of Dewey Beach; a daughter, Kay H. Lewis of Bridgeville; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Services were held at Union United Methodist Church, with burial in Bridgeville Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Georgetown; Sanctuary for Kids or Union Unit- ed Methodist Church, both in Bridgeville. William E. Conner, GM employee William E. Conner, age 58, of Middletown, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, of heart failure at Chris- tiana Hospital. Mr. Conner worked at the Gen- eral Motors Corp. Boxwood Road plant for 11 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1295 in Middletown and a member of the United States Trot- ters Association and owned har- ness race horses. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Peggy Conner; his mother, Ann Hannigan of Lewes; and two brothers, John T. of Pennsylvania and James Hull of Lewes. Services were held at Graceland Memorial Park Chapel, Min- quadale; with burial in the adjoin- ing cemetery. Dorothy M. Clendaniel, former secretary Dorothy Madeline Clendaniel, age 55, of Milford, died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996 of heart failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Clendaniel was a secretary at Midway Auto Parts Store in Lewes for six years. She was an avid collector of all types of bells and bird figurines. She was a member of Avenue United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert D. Clendaniel; a son, John David Clendaniel of Lewes; a daughter, Alice Marie Metzner of Milford; her mother, Madeline Brooks of Milford; three brothers, Owen S. Brooks Jr., Larry N. Brooks and Michael D. Brooks, all of Milford; and four grandchildren. Services were held at Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, with bur- ial in Ellendale Cemetery. Contri- butions are suggested to Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Center, Savannah Road, Lewes DE 19958. John D. Monte, The Clam Man" John David Monte, known as "The Clam Man", age 66, of Long Neck and formerly of Riverside, Calif., died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at home of cancer. Mr. Monte was the co-owner of Indian River Mariculture which produces clams by aqua fanning. In the Long Neck area he was known as the "Clam Man". He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and MONTE served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Long Neck Lions Club and Long Neck Business Association. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mariko T. Monte; three daughters, Elizabeth M. Wooley- han of Lewes and Margaret E. Moore and Laura M. Mohun, both of Millsboro; his mother, Joyce E. Notaras of Soap Lake, Wash.; two brothers, Tony and Nick Notaras; four sisters, Frieda Daughterty, Marina Romary, April Leask and Joyce Konklin, all of Soap Lake, Wash.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. George's Episcopal Chapel, An- gola, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions are sug- gested to Center for the Inland Bays, c/o, P.O. Box 297, Nassau DE 19969. Getz memorial set A memorial service for Marvin W. Getz, age 64, who died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17at East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck Road, Long Neck. Mice B. Neide, homemaker Alice B. Neide, age 77, of Lewes and formerly of Newark, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilita- tion Center. Mrs. Neide retired to Lewes in 1969 with her husband, James Francis Neide, who died in 1984. She is survived by a sister, Au- drey B. Brooks of Newark. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, with burial private. Gerald L. Foley, Lewes painter Gerald L. "Jerry" Foley, age 42, of Lewes, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996 of heart failure at home. Mr. Foley was the son of the late Jeremiah "G.V." Foley and Edith Foley. He attended Lewes High School and was a painter for many area contractors. He is survived by two sisters, Helen Truitt of Lewes and Rowe- na Jenkins of Oxford, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one-half hour before services. Burial will be in St. Peter's Episcopal Ceme- tery, Lewes. John Wasilindra, supply man John Wasilindra, age 71, of Pottstown, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pottstown, the son of the late Peter and Emilia Wasilin- dra, Mr. Wasilindra was em- ployed as a supply man by the for- mer Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of Pottstown for 34 years and the Occidental Chemi- cal Corporation for 11 years. He was a member of the Pottstown George Amole Post 47 American Legion, the Goodwill Fire Co., Lower Pottsgrove Fire Co., Pike Township, Sportsman Association and the Western Clin- ton County Sportsman Associa- tion. He was a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Weitzel Wasilindra. He is survived by a daughter, Joan, the wife of Robert Dotterer of Milton; a sister, Anna, widow of Stanley Barto of Pottstown; and two grandsons, Matthew Dotterer of Lewes and Brian Dotterer of Milton'. Funeral services were held at Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, Pottstown, with burial in High- land Memorial Park. Cases of uncontested divorces granted by Judge Kenneth Mill- man in Sussex County: Beth E. Layton vs. Christopher W. Layton Tracy L. Wingate vs. Richard L. Wingate Margie R. Jones vs. Gary F. Jones Thomas E. Willey vs. Dawn M. Willey Millie J. Jones vs. Amos F. Jones Rosemary F. Nicholson vs. Ross A. Nicholson Melanie S. Sheppard vs. Jeffery C. Sheppard Lucinda Roberts vs. Jeffrey Roberts Dorothy Stockman vs. Lawrence L. Stockman III Clint A. Fulharty vs. Miriam R. Fulharty Cheryl L. Rust vs. Carlton L. Rust Richard Joseph vs. Crystal Joseph Wendy Wilson-Airey vs. Julius O. Airey III Belva C. Smith vs. Dean B. Smith Elizabeth A. Knapp vs. Donald A. Knapp Nelson D. Potter vs. Marta M. Potter Sharon M. Bond vs. Daniel L. Bond Nancy J. Tylecki vs. Gregory M. Tylecki Terri L. Jones vs. David L. Jones Paul W. Hebert II vs. Katherine J. Hebert .