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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 0bituarles Continued from page 37 ate of Corpus Christi High School. She was an outstanding swimmer and diver and enjoyed riding and training show horses. She was a former member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She is survived by her four aunts, Mary D. Massey of New Castle, Sr. Elaine Francis Desmond, OSF of Aston, Pa., Elizabeth Walczak of Stanton and Agnes D. McLane of Rehoboth Beach; and many cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Thomas the Apostle ChurCh, with burial in Cathedral Cemetery. Contributions are sug- gested to Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pa. 19014. Doris M. Kotowski, Lewes homemaker Doris M. Kotowski, 77, of Lewes and formerly of Richard- son Park, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Harbor Healthcare Cen- ter, Lewes. Mrs. Kotowski was born in Wilmington and was a homemak- er. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1989, a daugh- ter, Virginia, and a sister, Virginia Palandrani. She is survived by her son, Robert Kotowski of Rehoboth Beach, her brother, Charles Miller Jr. of Wilmington; four grandchil- dren; and three great-grandchil- dren. Services were private. Contri- butions are suggeste d to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947. Myrtle R. LeCates Hazel, community volunteer Myrtle Reynolds LeCates Hazel, 81, of Claymont, died Sun- day, Nov. 3, 2002, at Churchman Village, Newark. She was the daughter of the late David and Effie Reynolds of Georgetown. She was also prede- ceased by her husband, Raymond C. Hazel in 1985, a son-in-law, Chester Koronik in 1995, and a son, Richard LeCates in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Edward "Joe" Reynolds and Charles Dyke Reynolds and sisters Cora Reynolds, Ruth Lindale, Maude Hughes, Clara Friedel and Alice Holloway. Mrs. Hazel was retired from Royal Typewriter Company and enjoyed traveling to the Poconos, Rehoboth Beach and Myrtle Beach. She was an avid crossword puzzle solver, card player, and en- joyed crocheting and cross-stitch- ing. She visited the sick and was an active member of Holly Oak United Methodist Church, having served in many capacities. She was active in 4-H and was a state delegate in the National 4-H Con- vention, camping at the base of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., where she met President F.D. Roosevelt. She was active in the United Ostomy Association, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Claymont Fire Company and block captain of the Ash- bourne Hills Civic Association. She worked with the Department of Elections and returned to Georgetown every election year for Return Day. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Koronik of Newark, and her friend, Bill Thomas of Scran- ton, Pa.; granddaughters, Kimber- ly Finck of Frederica, Karen John- son and her husband Jody of Ox- ford, Pa., and Jennifer Robinson of Lewes; grandsons, Richard LeCates and his wife Tracey of Spring City, Pa. and Timothy LeCates of Lewes; great-grand- sons Brandon Robinson of Lewes and Daniel Finch of Frederica; and several nieces and nephews. She graduated from Georgetown High School and is also survived by her two high school friends, Venetia Lyons and Mildred Rogers, both of Georgetown. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Holly Oak Unit- ed Methodist Church, 1511 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, with viewing 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., that morning at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. Contributions are suggest- ed to Holly Oak United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1511 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE 19809. Marie E. Stoops, served in WWII Marie E. Stoops, 77, of Pot- Nets Park near Millsboro, and for- merly of New Castle, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Stoops was the retired president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union in Wilm- ington. She served in the Women's Army Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II. She was a member and past second vice commander of American Le- gion Post 28 at Riverdale-Oak Or- chard and past chairman of Chil- dren & Youth at that post. She was an avid bowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace N. Stoops, in 1981. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet Rae and Joseph Kansak; a grandson, Joseph Kansak Jr. and his fiancre, Melissa R. Lynch; and her com- panion, Norman Young. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown DE 19971. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Ocean View. William Henry Horsey, worked for Wicomico William Henry "Mickey" Horsey, 64, of Delmar, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, of nat- ural causes, in Nanticoke Memor- ial Hospital, Seaford. Mr. Horsey was educated in the Laurel School District. He worked for Purity Bacon for a number of years. Upon leaving, he joined the staff at the Wicomico, Md. Board of Education, where he remained until health reasons forced him to retire. Mr. Horsey loved working with his hands, tilling the land, and gar- dening. He was respected and loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his devoted wife of more than 37 years, Doroth) J. Oney; a son, Gregory Horsey of Delmar; five daughters, Velvet Addison and Pearl Middle- town-Horsey, both of Laurel, Seli- na Houston and Dorothy Smith, both of Seaford, and Wileen Up- sher of Lewes; two grandchildren whom he raised as his own, Ty- wuan Cornish and Craig Horsey, also known as Chubby; 15 other grandchildren; three great-grand- children; two brothers, Lee Horsey of Wilmington and the Rev. Clifford Horsey of Laurel; three sisters, Elizabeth Roberts and Annie Horsey, both of Laurel and Jeannette Horsey of Seaford; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Services were held at St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Lau- rel, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Laurel. Beatrice M. Barczak, owned beauty salon Beatrice M. Barczak, of Wilm- ington, and a one time resident of Rehoboth Beach, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002. Mrs. Barczak was born in Poland and came to the United States as an infant. She was a beautician and for many years had owned and operated her own shop, The Strand Salon, at 27th and West Streets in Wilmington. Afterward, she worked in the Ho- tel duPont's hair salon and also at Delaware Park's salon. She had also owned and operated two tav- eros at 5th and DuPont Streets and Sycamore and Jackson Streets. She was a member of St. Hed- wig's Church, the Polish White Cross, and the Cape Henlopen Se- nior Center and St. Edmond's Church when she lived in Re- hoboth Beach from 1980 to 2000. She was also a longtime member of the Hair Dressers Association. She is survived by her son, An- thony S. Undorf and daughter-in- law Carol E., and Richard Bar- czak; and four grandchildren. Services were held at St. Hed- wig's Catholic Church, Wilming- ton, with burial in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Center, 92 Continued on page 39 FIRST STATE one hour PHOTO SERVICE 216 REHOBOTH AVE REHOBOTH BEACH E 302-227-6145