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32 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 NEWS Cape Gazette Obituaries )) E. Ruth Phillippi, Church of Nazarene member E. Ruth PhiUippi of Felton died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Bayhealth Kent General, after a short ill- ness. She was born in Tennessee. She was a member of the Burrsville Ruritan and the Sand- town Church of the Nazarene. She was predeceased by her husband, ]ames E. (1979); a son, Sidney (1957); and a daughter, Jonna Presswood (1998). She is survived by two sons, ]ames (companion Genia) Phillippi of Felton and Patrick (fiancee Denise) PhiUippi of Harrington; two daughters, Joyce (husband Bill) Stout of Milton and Ellie (husband Frank) Humphries of Felton; a sister, Geraldine Cable of Butler, Tenn.; seven grand- children, James Jordan Phillippi, Heather Phillippi, Zachary Phil- lippi, Kelly Sharpe, Jennifer Sharpe, William Presswood, Nathan Presswood; three great- grandchildren, Liam Sharpe and Skilynn Cole and Edwin Press- wood. Services will be Friday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m., at Price Funeral Home, 6 Dorman St., Harrington. Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily suggest contributions to the Sandtown Church of the Naza- rene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton, Delaware. Henrietta Cerf, accomplished singer Mrs. Henrietta Cerf, 87, of Mil- ton, formerly of Newark, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 Born in Naples, Italy, Aug. 1, 1926, Mrs. Cerf was the daughter of the late Antonio Maiori and Bianca Mona Maiori. An actress in both the Italian and American theater and radio, Mrs. Cerf was also an accomplished singer, artist and teacher. A graduate of the University of Delaware, she worked for Claymore Senior Center as the assistant director. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and nonna. Mrs. Cerf loved all animals, especially cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt Cert. She is survived by her son, Robert Cerf, daughter-in-law, Kelly Cerf, and grandchildren, Michael Cerf, William Cerf, and Kathryn Cerf, all of Milton; her brother, Renato Maiori of Newark; and nephew, Richard Malori of Dorset, Vt. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Satur- day, Sept. 7, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender roads, Newark, where visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints' Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963; or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, New- ark, DE 19713. Hazel Webb Dodd, Sussex homemaker Hazel Webb Dodd, 88, of Mil- ford passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at home with her family around her. She was born in Nassau, Feb. 28, 1925, the daughter of the late Harry and Leah (Davidson) Webb. She graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1943 and graduated from Delaware Col- lege of Beauty Culture in 1949. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ray Dodd; brothers Nelson Webb, Ralton Webb and wife Sara; and gister- in-law Marie Webb. She is survived by her chil- dren, David Dodd and wife Dot of Milton and Donna Kay Dodd of Milford; grandchildren, Da- vid Harry Dodd and wife Lisa, Richard W. Cook II and Jeannie Dodd Blakeslee and husband Jerry; great-grandchildren Jerry Blakeslee, Kayra Enger and hus- band Chris, Emili Cook, and Hannah and Amanda Blakeslee; a brother, "Preston Webb; two nephews, Charles Webb and wife Gall, and John Webb and wife Doloris. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call after noon. In- terment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Anthony J. DeVincent Sr., retired construction worker Anthony J. DeVincent Sr., 85, of Fenwick Island, and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Pen- isula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Baltimore April 19,1928, to the late Michael and Elizabeth Daley DeVincent and was the youngest of 11 chil- dren. He took Gloria A. Cockrell to be his wife in August of 1961. Mr. DeVincent was a veteran of the Korean War era, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Ro- man Catholic, and member of the parish of St. Andrews and St. Luke's in Ocean City, Md. Mr. DeVincent was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Ocean City. He was a retired construc- tion and maintenance man who also worked for several years at McCully's Funeral Home in Baltimore. He liked crafts, and inherited a craft hobby from his brother Michael, making angels for distribution at cancer centers. He liked to bowl, did shufflebowl at the Elks, and had bowled duck- pins earlier in life. He was a quiet, happy going man with a dry sense of humor. His gentle nature and devotion was deeply felt by his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria; and two chil- dren: Anthony DeVincent Jr. and wife Debora of Laurel, and Valerie DeVincent and her hus- band Robert Skibicki of Ellicott City, Md. He has four grand- children: A.J. DeVincent III, Rachele Miller, Andrea Bond and Nicholas Miller. He also has three great-grandchildren: Elliott Wright, Liam Bond and Char- lotte Bond, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends all over the East Coast from Baltimore to the Carolinas. A viewing and visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m., Sun- day, Sept. 8, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. There will also be a viewing and calling hours from 6 until 8 p.m., Sunday evening with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Interment will be Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro with conferring of military honors. Deacon Marty Barrett will officiate. -Briefly )) 14th Representative District Dems meet The Democratic Party for the 14th Representative District will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11; at Beach- combers, 19598 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all registered Democrats who reside in the 14th District..Also join for the optional dinner at 5:30 prior to the meeting. Dewey to vote on higher filing fee Dewey Beach Town Coun- cil will meet at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Council will hold a closed-door meeting to discuss Town Manager Marc Appel- baum's job performance. At 7 p.m., council will open the meet- ing to the public. Town historian Barbara Dougherty will be rec- ognized, and commissioners are scheduled to vote on whether to increase the filing fee for board of adiustment hearings from $500 to $1,000. Council is also scheduled to discuss amending business license regulations for 2014. Milton continues discussing budget Milton Town Council met Thursday, Aug. 29, to continue its discussion of the fiscal year 2014 budget. Council tasked depart- ment heads with reducing their budgets by 10 percent. Mayor Marion Jones said the depart- ment heads attended the meeting to aid council in its analysis of the budget. The personnel com- mittee will meet Friday, Sept. 6, to look at data offered by the police ad hoc committee, and the group will make a recom- mendation to town council at its Monday, Sept. 9 meeting. 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