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12 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Obituaries Ruth Chambers Stewart, Historical Society founder Ruth Chambers Stewart, 84, of Pilottown Road, Lewes, died Sun- day, August 15, 1993, of heart failure at Harbor Health Care Cen- ter in Lewes. Mrs. Stewart was born February 21, 1909 in Lewes, the daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. Lewis Art Chambers. She attended St. Hilda's Episcopal School in Charlestown, West Virginia and was a member of the class of 1931 of Goucher College, Baltimore, Md. Her husband, Kenneth E. Stew- art, died in I969. She lived most of her life in Baltimore, Md., except when she accompanied her husband to various military posts during World War II, including Nuremburg, Germany, following the war. She later returned to Lewes. For many years, she was Execu- tive Secretary of the Rehoboth Art League. She was one of the founders and an officer of the Lewes Historical Society. She was a member and officer of the Col. David Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo- lution. She also was active in many historical and civic organi- zations in Delaware. Mrs. Stewart is survived by a son, Robert G. Stewart, Senior Curator at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institu- tion in Washington, D.C. A funeral service was held Tuesday, August 17, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes. Bur- ial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, Pilottown Road in Lewes. The family suggests contribu- tions be made in her memory to the Rehoboth Art League, Hen- lopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971. Lillian Isaccs Martin, former state official Lillian Isaecs Martin, 83, of Milford Manor Convalescent Cen- ter for the past 28 months, died Saturday, August 14, 1993, of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Martin was the Republican nominee for Congress in the 1954 election, making her the first woman in Delaware to run for national office. She served as deputy treasurer and deputy audi- tor for the state of Delaware. Dur- ing the Governor Walter Bacon and Governor Caleb Boggs administrations, she was appoint- ed the first woman chief accoun- August 20 - August 26, 1993 tant for the State Budget Commis- sion. During that time, she was the only woman budget director in the nation. Mrs. Martin was responsible for Delaware becoming the first state to have a central electronic data processing system, and she received the 1976 Diamond State Award from Governor Sherman Tribbitt when she retired from state service that year. Mrs. Martin was the organiza- tional president of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club and was the first president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women. In addition, she was president of the Dovor Soroptimist Club, president of the Mispillion Business and Profes- sional Women's Club, a charter member of the Shawnee Country Club and the Rodney Square Club, and a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. She was a graduate of Green- wood High School and the Pierce Business School in Philadelphia, Pa. After her retirement, Mrs. Martin traveled extensively, tour- ing all the states in the nation and 61 countries, including a photo- safari trip to Kenya with her granddaughters in 1979. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Mar- garet Martin of Lewes; two grand- daughters, Ann Martin of Wash- ington and Crista Martin of Boston, Mass.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Dorothy Isaacs of Rehoboth Beach and Pennewill and Jean- nette Isaacs of Lincoln and Isabelle Isaacs of Milford. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Thurs- day, August 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Coun- try Club. Arrangements were by the Lofland Funeral Home in Milford. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributuions to the Greenwood High School Alumni Association, Greenwood, Delaware 19950. Harold E. Dutton Sr., retired carpenter Harold E. Dutton Sr., 70, of rur- al Lewes, died Thursday, August 12, 1993, of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Dutton, an Army veteran of World War II, had worked for many years as a carpenter for the former Selbyville Manufacturing Company of Rehoboth Beach. His hobbies included collecting numerous Indian artifacts along the coastal areas of Delaware, as well as many coins found along the beach. Quality Carpet Cleaning Truck-Mounted Steam WHITE GLOVE CLEAN 645-8254 He is survived by three sons, Harold E. Dutton Jr. of Rehoboth Beach, William E. Dutton of Lewes, Kenneth Dutton at home; three daughters, Kathryn Fay Jen- nings of Milton, Judy Smith of Milton, Lisa Dutton at home; one stepson, Richard M. Wootten of Lewes; one stepdaughter, Connie Smith Baker of Florida; two sis- ters, Virginia D. Matthews of Rehoboth Beach, and Elvira Crewdson of Beach Haven, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 17, at 1 p.m. at the Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Henlopen Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. The family suggests contribu- tions to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. Arrangements by the Parsell, Atkins and Lodge Funeral Home at Midway. Millard J. "Bill" Cook, Rehoboth homeowner Millard J. "Bill" Cook, 90, a regular visitor to Rehoboth Beach since 1929 and a homeowner there since 1951, died Saturday, August 14, 1993, of cancer in Portland Oregon. His most recent visit to Rehoboth Beach was in June and July with his wife and sons and their families. Mr. Cook had a long career, first with the Packers and Stockyards Administration of the U.S. Department of Agricul- ture, and later served as executive vice president of the Chicago Stockyards, retiring in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Eliz- abeth F. Cook; two sons, William R. Cook of lake Oswego, Oregon and Stephen F. Cook of Protland, Oregon; a sister, Marion Robinson of Ionia, Michigan; and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held August 18 at St. Andrew's Presby- terian Church in Portland, Oregon. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971. Albert E. Dorman Sr., Sussex farmer Albert E. Dorman Sr., 86, of 18 Lancaster Road, Mill Pond Acres, Lewes, died Sunday, August 15, 1993, at Harbor Health Care Cen- ter, Lewes, where he was a patient for three months. Mr. Dorman had worked with the Operating Engineers Union while farming several properties he owned. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes, a 50-year member of Jefferson Lodge No. 15, AF&AM, Delaware Valley Consistory, Nur Temple Shrine and Unity Chapter 16, Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mac Ritter Dorman; two sons, Ernest F. of Millsboro and Albert E. Jr. of Newport, Va.; five daughters, Betty Thomas of Georgetown, Evelyn Brumbaugh of Philipsburg, Pa., Joan Moore of Lewes, Sarah Rickards of Mills- boro and Susan D. Stone of Rehoboth Beach; 12 grandchil- dren and 16 great grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 17, at White's Chapel United Methodist Ceme- tery, Milton. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Glenn A. Richter St., retired contractor Glenn A. Richter Sr., 83, died at his Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach home on Sunday, August 15, 1993. Mr. Richter, who also owned a home on East Loockerman Street in Dover, was a contractor and developer it the Dover area, retir- ing in 1964. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Dover, and an associate member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. He was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Miles Grant Country Club of Stu- art, Florida, the Rehoboth Art League and its Cottage Tour, and the Henlopen Acres Beach Club. He volunteered his time at Stock- ley Center and for Sussex County Meals on Wheels. From 1966 to 1968 he was pres- ident of Kent County Levy Court. He is survived by his wife, Mar- garet C. Richter; three sons, for- mer Dover Mayor and councilman John E. Richter and Raymond D. Richter, both of Dover, and Glenn A. Richter Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A service was held Wednesday, August 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dover. Burial was in Sharon Hill Cemetery in Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to John Roock Endowment Fund, in care of St. John's Lutheran Church, Dover, or to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971. Robert W. Calloway, former shipping clerk Robert W. Calloway, 76, of Nassau Park, Lewes, died Satur- day, August 14, 1993 of heart fail- ure at Beebe Medical Center where he was a patient for a week. Mr. Calloway, formerly of Bridgeville, worked as a shipping clerk for the DuPont Company nylon plant in Seaford for 25 years, retiring in 1977. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His fwst wife, Ruth Adams Cal- loway, died in 1972. His wife, Mary Lou Calloway, died in 1985. He is survived by a son, Robert W. Calloway of Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter, Norma L. Yori of Seaford; a brother, Clifford Cal- loway of Denton, Md.; and a granddaughter. A service was held Tuesday, August 17, at the Hardesty Funer- al Home, Law Street in Bridgeville. 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