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Obituaries Continued from page 40 painter, and later had a paving business. In more recent years, he had become interested in buying and selling antique cars. He is survived by three aunts, Olivia Ruark of Lewes,  Del,, Al- ice Huriock of Federalsburg, and Margaret Timmons of Hebron, and many cousins. A graveside service was held in Mardela Memorial Cemetery in Mardela Springs. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 800 E. Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21804: Ethel Price Davis, active in senior center Ethel Price Davis, 94, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, of cancer at Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. Mrs. Davis was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth, and devoted a lot of her time to the Cape Hen- lopen Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Davis. She is survived by a nephew, Robert Thomas Yoho Jr. of Re- hoboth Beach. Services and burial will be pri- vate. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Gloria M. Sweeny, Rehoboth homemaker Gloria M. Sweeny, 82, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Aug, 17, 1999, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Sweeny was a homemak- Cir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sarsfield Sweeny, in 1982. She is survived by four chil- dren; two grandchildren; and sev- eral nieces. A memorial service was held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Re- hoboth Beach, with burial to take place in Baltimore at a later date. Contributions are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, 21 Century Fund, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Arrangements by Parsell Fu- neral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Emil F. Paroulek, defense employee Emil F. Paroulek, 88, of Arling- ton, Va. and Milton, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999. The son of the Rev. Frederick and Frances Paroulek, he was born in Leetsdale, Pa. He gradu- ated from Wahoo High School, Wahoo, Neb. in 1928 and attend- ed Luther College in Wahoo be- fore graduating from the Univer- sity of Nebraska where he re- ceived a degree in electrical engi- neering. He continued graduate studies at the University of Chica- go while working for the Com- monwealth Edison Power Compa- ny. He first moved to the Washing- ton, D.C. area in 1943 to take a position with the Department of the Navy. When WWII broke out, Mr. Paroulek began taking flying lessons in hopes of becoming a pi- lot, but the Navy rejected his en- listment attempts so that he could continue his efigineering duties. After the war, Mr. Paroulek and several partners formed Air- crafters Inc. and opened the Re- hoboth Beach airport for civilian CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 27. September 2, 1999 - 41 use. He continued his interest in avi- ation throughout his life and held a multi-engine commercial li- cense from 1947 until his death, amassing 1,624 total flying hours. Mr. Paroulek owned and operated five different aircraft during his life. Mr. Paroulek met Agnes Balcar, his wife of 44 years, in 1954 when they were both working for the Department of the Navy. She was a contract administrator when they were married in 1955. Mr. Paroulek moved from the Department of the Navy to the Department of Defense in 1959 1979, he became a communica- and rose to the position of staff tions consultant at the Institute for specialist for Tactical Communi- cations in the Office of the Secre- tary of Defense. While working-at the Depart- ment of Defense, Mr. Paroulek headed many long line, tropos- pheric and satellite communica- tions programs. Not only was he instrumental in the selection of many of the com- munications standards used today, but he was also active in estab- lishing the Loran C navigation system. Following his retirement in Defense Analyses, Science & Technology Division. While there, he worked on the identifica- tion and control of critical com- munication technologies until suf- fering a stroke in the spring of this year. Mr. Paroulek will long he re- membered by his friends and fam- ily for his keen sense of humor and gift as a story teller. His wife and family will miss his undying love and his joy of aviation. Besides his wife, he is survived Continued on page 42 Country Life Homes builds new, architect-designed, custom turn-key homes. Some of the most preferred designs have already been built. Others are under construction. Call, fax, Come by one of our five Showrooms and tour the new models. Or check our handy website. We think you'll easily find your "dream" home here. Overbrook Shores. Springbrook -- 3 brs, 2 baths, vaulted ceiling in living and great rooms, sunroom country porch. Plantations. Sandcastle -- 3 brs, 2 baths, vaulted ceiling great room, Ocean Farm. 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