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Obituaries Gladys Davis, Bethany homemaker Gladys Davis, 82, formerly of Bethany Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, from a stroke at the Manor Care Health Services, Wilmington. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Martha's Episcopal Church, Bethany Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. in 1977. She is survived by two sons, Jesse W. Jr. of Aston, Pa., and Joseph of Drexel Hill, Pa.; a brother, Alfred Head of Lewes; a sister, Doris Davenport of Mariet- ta, Ga.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at the Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements by Mel- son Funeral Services, Frankford. Mary M. lliffe, Rehoboth homemaker Mary M. Iliffe, 96, of Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, of heart failure at home. Mrs. Iliffe was a homemaker. She was a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach, and a member of St. Ann's Chapter of All Saints' Episcopal Church Women. She was a mem- ber of the Village Improvement Association. Mrs. Iiiffe was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar. She is survived by a godson, James H. Rooney of Manheim, Pa.; three cousins, Carol L. Pettey of Hershey, Pa., Lois J. Miller of Bethel, Pa., and Mary Banner of Lancaster, Pa.; and a niece, Susan Moody of Newark. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach, with burial following in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro. Funeral arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Doris H. Lodge, New Castle homemaker Doris H. Lodge, 77, of New Castle, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, of cancer at home. Mrs. Lodge was a homemaker. She was a member of New Castle United Methodist Church, where she was active in women's organi- zations for many years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas; two sons, Scott of Centreville, Va., and David H. of Burke, Va.; three daughters, Gall T. Lodge, Martha M. Lodge and Jean Lodge Biu- menfeld, all of Wilmington; two brothers, Samuel D. Haden Jr. of Goochland, Va., and Timothy W. Haden of Elkton, Va.; three sis- ters, Bernice Carr, Flora Riddick and Jane Waits, all of Richmond, Va.; and ! I grand:hflen.  .... Services will be held on Sun- day, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. at New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to New Castle United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Cas- tle, DE 19720. Funeral arrangements by Parseli Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Harry P. Thompson, sales manager Harry P. "Jack" Thompson, 65, of Lewes, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, of heart failure at home. Mr. Thompson was the sales manager for Wilmington Florist Exchange for 31 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was an avid fish- erman and bowler and was a member of the Delaware Cap- tain's Association and the Indian River Captains Association. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Thompson of Lewes; two daughters, Sandy Schoil and Bon- nie DiFebo, both of Wilmington; one grandson, and four stepgrand- children. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Atkins- Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes, 1449 King's Highway, Lewes, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to the Delaware Artificial Reef As- sociation, c/o Jeff Tinsman, P.O. Box 330, Little Creek, DE 19961. Funeral arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Edward A. Billy, hair salon coordinator Edward A. Billy, 37, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at home. The cause of death is being determined by the state medical ex- aminer's of- rice. Mr. Billy was salon co- BILLY ordinator of Hair by Edward James, Rehoboth. He was an active volunteer with the Miss Delaware Pageant, and was a custom designer of evening wear seen on the Miss Delaware and Miss America stages. He attended St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwardo Billy and Maria Castorano. He is survived by a brother, Alphonso Billy of Nashville, Tenn.; a companion, Leo James Chisolm of Rehoboth Beach, with whom he lived; and by his extend- ed family at Hair by Edward James. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church, King Charles and LaureiStreets in Re- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 33 hoboth, with visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to the SPCA, 326 S. Du Pont High- way, Georgetown, DE 19947 or the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant. Funeral arrangements by Parseil Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. James C. GeRman, cabinet maker James C. Gettman, 64, of Mills- boro, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, of respiratory failure at home. Mr. Gettman was a cabinet- maker all his life. He was a mem- ber of Grace Methodist Church in Millsboro and a member of the Lewes Remote Control Airplane Club. He is survived by his wife, Mar- ilyn Gettman; two daughters, Janet Gettman of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Linda Gettman Judson of Baltimore; a sister, Joyce Eck- hardt of Penn Valley, Calif.; a brother, Gerald Gettman of Lake- port, Calif.; a granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Judson and a grand- son, James Richard Judson. A memorial service was held at Grace United Methodist Church,. Millsboro, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, North Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Funeral arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Irene C. Wilson, food service supervisor Irene C. Wilson, 74, of Stanton, formerly of Chelten Apartments, New Castle, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, of congestive heart failure at home. Mrs. Wilson had been head of food services at Fairwinds Christ- ian School. She was a member of Fairwinds Baptist Church and a former officer of the Ladies Aux- iliary of Pipefitters Union Local 80. She attended. Bible Fellowship Church of Newark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur S. Wilson, in 1986. She is survived by three sons, Barry Bogart and Kenneth Wil- son, both of Newark, and Keith Wilson of New Castle; two daughters, Carol Strencejewski of Rehoboth Beach and Lauren Smith of New Castle; a sister, Agnes Aubrey of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren and six great-. grandchildren. Services were held in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, with burial in the ad- joining memorial park. Contributions are suggested to Bible Fellowship Church of Newark, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19713. John L. Henry Jr., truck driver John L. "Sonny Boy" Henry Jr., 72, of Georgetown, died Thurs- day, Oct. 2, 1997, of pneumonia at Veterans Hospital, Elsmere. Mr. Henry was a truck driver for Townsend, Inc. in Millsboro. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Henry was a member of Prospect A.M.E. Church in Georgetown, Rising Sun Lodge 4, Corinthian Consistory 5, Ameri- can Legion Warrington, and In- gram Post 38 in Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Miller Henry. He is survived by a daughter, Joyce Smith of New Castle; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Givens of Dover; five brothers, Thomas J. and Harold E., both of George- town, Solomon L. of Dover, Charles of Montclair, N.J., and the Rev. Paul of Newark; two grand- children; a brother-in-law, Court- land Burton of Belltown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at Prospect A.M.E. Church, Georgetown, with burial in Israel Cemetery, Lewes. Funeral arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, 309 North Street, Milford. Calvin J. Harris III, salesman Calvin J. Harris III, 53, of rural Milton, and formerly of Wilming- ton, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, of injuries sustained in a car accident near Georgetown. Mr. Harris was a salesperson for Luv Mobile Homes of Miilsboro. He served in the Delaware Na- tional Guard. He is survived by three sons, Calvin J. IV of Lincoln, Joseph T. of Milton and Kevin W. of Re- hoboth; his parents, Calvin J. and Jean Harris of Millsboro; and a sister, Barbara Jean Harris Walton of New Castle. Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park Ceme- tery in New Castle. Contributions are suggested to Ducks Unlimited. Funeral arrangements by Mei- son Funeral Services, Long Neck Road. Anthony "Tony" Luongo, quality control inspector Anthony "Tony" Luongo, 73, of Marydel, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Mr. Luongo was employed by Playtex, located in Dover, as a quality-control inspector for 36 years. After his retirement, he and his son, Michael, co-owned A & M Auto Sales of Marydei, which they established in 1986. Mr. Luongo was a U.S. Army vet- eran of the Korean conflict at the rank of sergeant first class. He earned four Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. He helped to form the MarydeI-Hartly Little League Program in 1971, and was a base- ball coach and team sponsor for. Mr. Luongo joined the Caroline Memorial VFW Post 7937 more than 35 years ago and held several important posts, including post commander in 1978-79. He served as sergeant-at-arms for at least 20 years and post-trustee for 20 years. Mr. Luongo was a lifetime member of the Marydel Volunteer Fire Department, earning a Gover- nor's Citation of Outstanding Ser- vice in 1994. He was also a mem- ber of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Marydel, the Brunswick Bowling League for 30 years and the AARP. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Matteo. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ida Gallo Luongo; two sons, Michael A. Sr., and his wife Lorraine, of Marydel, Dei., and Anthony Luongo and his wife Heidi, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a daughter, Ruth Ann Tobler and her husband, John, of Marydel, Del.; three brothers, Nicholas Lu- ongo of Iselin, N.J., James Luon- go, of Newark, N.J., and Gerald Luongo of Roseland, N.J.; and seven grandchildren, Thomas Heather III of High Point, N.J., Jarrett Heather of Bear, Del., Jaime Tobler of Lewes, Del., Joshua Williard of Winston- Salem, Michael A. Luongo Jr. of Marydel, Ashton Luongo of Win- ston-Salem, and Courtney I. Lu- ongo of Marydel, Del. A Mass of Christian burial was held at the Immaculate Concep- tion Catholic Church in Marydel, Md., with burial in H01y Cross Cemetery in Dover. Contributions are suggested to Marydel-Hartly Little League, P.O. Box 204, Marydel, MD 21649. John W. Parker, auto sales manager John W. Parker, 85, of George- town, died at his residence on Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, from heart failure. Before retiring, Mr. Parker was a co-owner and sales manager of Boulevard Motor Sales in George- town. Prior to that he co-owned a body shop and worked as a me- chanic for the Delaware State Highway Department. He was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth H. Parker; a son and daughter, John W. Parker and E. Joan Harrison, both of George- town; a son-in-law, John Costen Shockley; and two sisters, Edna McLean and Myrtle Marvel, both of Georgetown He had six grand- children and three great grandchil- dren. Services will be held on Satur- day, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., at Grace United Methodist Church on East Market Street in Georgetown. Visitation will begin one hour be- fore the service. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Dodd- Carey Chapel, Georgetown. many years, , . .: .: .. : -  .... Continued on page 34