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34 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998 Obituaries Vincent F. SaccardiJr., insurance salesman Vincent F. Saccardi Jr., of Re- hoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. Mr. Saccardi was a salesman with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church, Re- hoboth Beach. He was a 1947 graduate of Georgetown Universi- ty and a member of its alumni as- sociation. He served in the U.S. ,ir Force in World War II in the 342nd Bomb Group, 9 Air Force, and was a member of VFW Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Simpson Saccardi, in 1984. He is survived by three sons, Vincent F. III of Charlotte, N.C.; William G. of Middletown, Md.; and Terrence R. of Rehoboth Beach; two brothers, Clarence of Fairfax, Va., and Donald of Po- tomac, Md. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Atkins- Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Home, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to Home of the Brave Foundation, RD 1, Box 149, Lincoln, DE 19960. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Bertha P. Pusey, volunteer, activist Bertha P. Pusey, 63, of Dover and Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998m when a tractor-trailer on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia swerved out of con- trol and flipped onto the car in which she was riding. She was im- mediately crushed to death. Her husband, Raymond S. Pusey, who was driving the vehi- cle, was unhurt. The tractor trailer driver, Gary Waite, who was haul- ing construction debris, said a car cut in front of him, causing him to swerve. He was also unhurt in the early afternoon accident. Mrs. Pusey, who had previously worked as a secretary at Dover Air Force Base and the state Depart- ment of Transportation, later served on the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center. She was award- ed the state's Victims' Right Task Force's Outstanding Volunteer in Victim Services recognition in 1998. The Delaware General As- sembly passed a Senate Concur- rent Resolution recognizing her work with those affected by do- mestic violence. She also volunteered during Op- eration Desert Shield/Desert Storm, receiving an Outstanding Volunteer Service award from the Military Airlift Command. Mrs. Pusey was involved with the Kent and Sussex Business Alliance's efforts to get businesses involved with the academic pursuits of youth. Besides her husband, she is sur- vived by her daughter, Diane E. Pusey of Germantown, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Oct. 5, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover, with burial in Holy Cross Ceme- tery. Ronnie D. Vickers Sr., Milford city supervisor Ronnie D. Vickers Sr., 53, of Milford, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at home. Mr. Vickers was a supervisor with the city of Milford for 18 years. He was a member of the Milford Elks Lodge 2401, a mem- ber of the Harrington Moose Lodge 534, and a member of the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Vickers; and by a son, Ronnie D. Vickers Jr. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Katherine Myers Vickers of Milford; two sons, Rodney High- am of Lincoln and Michael High- am Sr. of Townsend; a grandson, Michael Paul Higham of Townsend; his father, Atley Vick- ers of Smyrna; four brothers, Ho- race of Bridgeville, Charles of Milton, John Paul and Brent, both of Rehoboth Beach; father-in-law, Edward A. Myers of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Chapel of Berry Short Funeral Home in Milford, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, or to the American Cancer Society, 228 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Daniel S. Guerke, scholar.athlete Daniel S. Guerke, 25, of Wilm- ington, and a native of Milford, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, of com- plications following bone marrow transplants in Hahnemann Univer- sity Medical Center, Philadelphia. Mr. Guerke was born and raised in Milford. He graduated in 1991 from Milford High School, where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He was also a graduate of the University of Delaware, with degrees in finance and ac- counting. He was an active mem- ber of the" University of Delaware rugby club team. During his col- lege career, he worked full time at Grotto's Pizza, both at the beach and in Wilmington, and later at Buckley's Tavern near Wilming- ton. Most recently, Mr. Guerke was associated with The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ann and Richard Guerke of Wilmington and Bethany Beach. He is survived by a devoted girlfriend, Allison Fox of Balti- more; his mother, "Delaware State News" colunmist Gwen Guerke of Milford; his father, Stephen Guerke of Bethany Beach; broth- er, Matthew of Newark; his mater- nal grandparents, Frances and Bernard Frankel of Milford; a large extended family and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held" at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at Cal- vary United Methodist Church, Southeast Front Street, Milford. Contributions are suggested to I. Brodsky Associates, Depart- ment of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Broad and Vine Streets, Mall Stop 212, 15th Floor South Tower, Philadelphia, Pa., 19102-1192. Contributions will be forwarded to the bone marrow unit. Ella Coates, Lewes homemaker Ella Coates, 80, of rural Lewes and formerly of Whittier, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, of renal failure at Millsboro Nursing Home. Mrs. Coates was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Alan, in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Irving Coates; three sons, Joseph J. of Avenel, N.J., Marshall D. and Donald E., both of Port Monmouth, N.J.; a broth- er, Howard Eastmond of Hazlet, N.J.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Mt. Olivet Brethren Church, Shortley, with burial private. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Wilmer M. Murphy, construction carpenter Wilmer M. Murphy, 84, of Lewes, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center, Mr. Murphy was a carpenter for E. T. Chambers General Con- struction in West Grove, Pa., retir-' ing in 1976. He was a school bus driver in Unionville, Pa., and later drove a school bus for Amy Mitchell in Lewes. He was a member of Jefferson Lodge 12, Lewes; 32nd degree mason; a member and past master of Hen- lopen Grange 20, Lewes, and a member of Pomona Grange, Sus- sex County and the State Grange of Delaware. He was also a mem- ber of the Scottish Rite Club. Mr. Murphy also served as a volunteer fireman in Po-Mar-Lin Volunteer Fire Department. He was a mem- ber of Lewes Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, with whom he would have celebrated 63 years of mar- riage on Oct. 3; a son William T. of Cochranville, Pa.; a daughter- in-law, Anna M. of Cochranville; a brother, James N. of West Chester, Pa.; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. Services were held at Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Parsell Funeral Home, Lewes, with burial in Lewes Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Continued on page 35 Methodist Manor administrator to address NARFE The Sussex County chapter 1690 of the National Association of Re- tired Federal Employees will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Rusty Rudder. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. The program will be given by Connie Spencer of the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. p Lewes, DE 1oo00 workin 9 Decoys: Fogle, Megan, Jester, Fletcher, Graham, Mason, Mitchell, Hinefield, Holly, Capt. John Smith, Ward, Joiner, Hudson, Barns & other carvers. Also: Carved Fish Signed Ward print Wooden Ship Models SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle Remington Model #721 Rifle Navy Ceremonial Sword Glass Floats Glass Cane Sterling Silver * Silver Dollars Silver Bells and Plates & other antiques and coUectibles. Auction to be held on the deck o THE ]LIGHTHOUSE RESTAUP.ANT Sunday, October 1 1 th, 1 P.M. Across the Lewes Drawbridge, on left. 5/6 of all sales to be donated to CAPE HENLOPEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND TRIP TO ENGLAND. THIS IS NOT A CONSIGNMENT SALE. ALL ITEMS ARE PART OF A SINGLE, PRIVATE COLLECTION. :..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:.