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Obituaries George Peter Conklin, avid fisherman George Peter Conklin, 60, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Beebe Medical Cen- ter, Lewes. Born in New York City, Mr. Conklin.worked in an auto me- chanic business in New Jersey for many years before becoming a customer service representative for M&T Bank, formerly All Frst Bank, for five years in Millsboro. He was an avid fisherman. For the last 14 years, he fought a courageous battle after a scooter accident left him a quadraplegic. He is survived by his wife, Ali- cia M. Evans C0nklin; his mother, Gertrude Martin Conklin of Flori- da; sons Christopher William Conklin and wife Lisa of Bridge- water, N.J., and Kevin Michael Conklin and wife Laurie Ann of East Market Street, Lewes DE 19958, or Easter Seals Associa- tion, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Suite 100, Georgetown DE 19947. Robert Louis Smith Jr., WGMD general manager Robert Louis Smith Jr., 74, of Georgetown, peacefully passed away Nov. 15, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his entire family. Mr. Smith was born April 11, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Robert L. Smith Sr. and Eula Smith. After moving to southern New Jersey with his parents in 1947, Mr. Smith graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1948. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Kore- an War conflict in the Philippines as a radio operator. Upon his discharge, he attended and graduated from Columbia In- stitote, a respected broadcasting school in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1953. He began a lifelong career in ra- pacities, including general man- ager for a period of time. He also created the WGMD Sports Boost- ers Scholarship for graduating_ high school seniors in Sussex - County 24 years ago, a program that has aided 48 young men and women student-athletes in their quest for higher education. Mr. Smith enjoyed sports and music, and loved his family very much. He treated everyone in life with fairness and goodness in his heart, and therefore accrued countless friends along the jour- ney. He was a Christian, and loved his Lord, attending church nearly every Sunday morning where he served in the vestry, ushered and was a lay leader. He wanted his last words to be to today's youth: Give yourself the gift of life; don't smoke. Mr. Smith smoked from his teens until he was 51 and died of complica- tions from lung cancer and em- physema. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Bailey Smith of Tatamy, Pa.; brothers Peter Con- dio broadcasting in 1955, first at Georgetown; four proud children kiln ,F Uni ^- Be n h N  --d ,41n AA urrrxl in D-v ° 'e and the spouses of three, David  ......... "  " " .... '   ........ r : w ,,Mtelel Smith and Geralynn, J(seph C0nklin-of Westminster," fore mowng to Geo getown t o ':i ,-,, • .--, .-, ..;-  , . , ......  . ,,   ..... " ,t.rlstlnehmltn lowaen ano M.; a-ststar, Eal inger, years.latex and Icormng the ,,_ , .... , ....... • " " t i s li James, mmnae tmc nutn, mto ot Florida, and four grandchd- ular, respec ed morn ng per ;7pa -  _ .: ! _ .... .... eorgetown, aria lkatrlna :storm dmn, Cassidy, Evan, Isabelle and ty at 900 AM-WJWL. - Megan. He was preceded in death by his father, George E C0nklin. _ A memorial service.was held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Lewes, with burial at noon, Friday, Nov. 26, in Holly Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, N. Arlington, N.J. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing Fund, He also provided broadcasting services for its sister station, WSEA-FM 93,5 and sold adver- tising. In 1980, Mr. Smith left the Georgetown area and was pro- moted to station manager at WL- RB/WGMD 92.7 near Rehoboth Beach. He remained there until his passing, serving in several ca- Stevens and Jeff of Middletown; five grandchildren, Trey Bowden," Skyler Bowden, Bailey Stevens, Kasey Stevens and Rebekah Joy Smith; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Alaine Smith of Gloucester, N.J.; his father- and mother-in-law, Oscar and Mildred Bailey of Redden; and many friends. Foundation seeks volunteer tax preparers The Nehemiah Gateway Com- munity Development Corporation is seeking volunteers to prepare taxes for working families. In 2003, 400 trained volunteers pre- pared taxes and generated $6 mil- lion in refunds for almost 5,000 hard-working Delawareans statewide. Volunteers are needed three hours per week from January to mid-April. There is no liability to the tax preparer, and a supervising tax professional is on site at all times. No experience is needed; there are gtatewide locations and flexi- ble hours. A free six-hour training session is presented by the IRS. For more information or to vol- unteer in Kent and Sussex coun- ties, call 947-2726 or email down- state @eitcdelaware.net. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 9.9., 9.004 - 87 Services will be held at 11 a.m., Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pine and Academy streets, Georgetown, with burial in the church ceme- tery immediately following the service. Contributions are suggested to DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947, or to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmington DE 19806. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. [ HAPPY GOBBLE GOBBLE DAY [ from the turkeys at _ sussex I 0000rthodontics I Dr. Michael A. Poleck [   1632 Savannah Rd., Suite 6 I " Lewes, DE ] (302)644-4100 Call for installation (302) 644'4404 Mister Grab Bar InC. Many Colors Available Many falls happen in the home. A simple way to make your home safer is to have grab bars installed. If you or a loved one is planning to, or has had surgery, balance issues, weakness or for just plain safety, our Grab Bars are custom designed to fit your shower, tub, or commode. Don't Let Your Next ? Be Your last Ramps and Raili available, OOet   a md or WCa ,mAICtlnrmNt WHAT I S YO U R F I NAN C IAL ADVISOR DOING FOR YOU? Here's a sample of what we do: • Holisticfinancial planning using a team aroach • Creative financial solutions tailored to.your needs • Regularportfolio reviews • We answer our own phones • We oork with clients' attorneys and accountants We ahoays have an advisor available to speak oith.you • Charitable support of the community • We even make house calls Call us for o complimentary portfolio revieto today. McGlone/Lusco Financial Advisory Group of Wachovia Securities 25 ° W. Pratt Street, I3th Floor • Baltimore, MD 212OI In Rehoboth Beach: 227-734 • Toll-Free: 8OO-638-O66 thomas, mcglone@wachoviasec, cam Visit our uebsite at vww, mcglonelusco. obsec.corn. Listen to our radio show on WGMD, 92.7 FM, Sundays, 12:00 noon to 1:00p.m. Obituaries George Peter Conklin, avid fisherman George Peter Conklin, 60, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Beebe Medical Cen- ter, Lewes. Born in New York City, Mr. Conklin.worked in an auto me- chanic business in New Jersey for many years before becoming a customer service representative for M&T Bank, formerly All Frst Bank, for five years in Millsboro. He was an avid fisherman. For the last 14 years, he fought a courageous battle after a scooter accident left him a quadraplegic. He is survived by his wife, Ali- cia M. Evans C0nklin; his mother, Gertrude Martin Conklin of Flori- da; sons Christopher William Conklin and wife Lisa of Bridge- water, N.J., and Kevin Michael Conklin and wife Laurie Ann of East Market Street, Lewes DE 19958, or Easter Seals Associa- tion, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Suite 100, Georgetown DE 19947. Robert Louis Smith Jr., WGMD general manager Robert Louis Smith Jr., 74, of Georgetown, peacefully passed away Nov. 15, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his entire family. Mr. Smith was born April 11, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Robert L. Smith Sr. and Eula Smith. After moving to southern New Jersey with his parents in 1947, Mr. Smith graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1948. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Kore- an War conflict in the Philippines as a radio operator. Upon his discharge, he attended and graduated from Columbia In- stitote, a respected broadcasting school in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1953. He began a lifelong career in ra- pacities, including general man- ager for a period of time. He also created the WGMD Sports Boost- ers Scholarship for graduating_ high school seniors in Sussex - County 24 years ago, a program that has aided 48 young men and women student-athletes in their quest for higher education. Mr. Smith enjoyed sports and music, and loved his family very much. He treated everyone in life with fairness and goodness in his heart, and therefore accrued countless friends along the jour- ney. He was a Christian, and loved his Lord, attending church nearly every Sunday morning where he served in the vestry, ushered and was a lay leader. He wanted his last words to be to today's youth: Give yourself the gift of life; don't smoke. Mr. Smith smoked from his teens until he was 51 and died of complica- tions from lung cancer and em- physema. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Bailey Smith of Tatamy, Pa.; brothers Peter Con- dio broadcasting in 1955, first at Georgetown; four proud children kiln ,F Uni ^- Be n h N  --d ,41n AA urrrxl in D-v ° 'e and the spouses of three, David  ......... "  " " .... '   ........ r : w ,,Mtelel Smith and Geralynn, J(seph C0nklin-of Westminster," fore mowng to Geo getown t o ':i ,-,, • .--, .-, ..;-  , . , ......  . ,,   ..... " ,t.rlstlnehmltn lowaen ano M.; a-ststar, Eal inger, years.latex and Icormng the ,,_ , .... , ....... • " " t i s li James, mmnae tmc nutn, mto ot Florida, and four grandchd- ular, respec ed morn ng per ;7pa -  _ .: ! _ .... .... eorgetown, aria lkatrlna :storm dmn, Cassidy, Evan, Isabelle and ty at 900 AM-WJWL. - Megan. He was preceded in death by his father, George E C0nklin. _ A memorial service.was held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Lewes, with burial at noon, Friday, Nov. 26, in Holly Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, N. Arlington, N.J. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing Fund, He also provided broadcasting services for its sister station, WSEA-FM 93,5 and sold adver- tising. In 1980, Mr. Smith left the Georgetown area and was pro- moted to station manager at WL- RB/WGMD 92.7 near Rehoboth Beach. He remained there until his passing, serving in several ca- Stevens and Jeff of Middletown; five grandchildren, Trey Bowden," Skyler Bowden, Bailey Stevens, Kasey Stevens and Rebekah Joy Smith; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Alaine Smith of Gloucester, N.J.; his father- and mother-in-law, Oscar and Mildred Bailey of Redden; and many friends. Foundation seeks volunteer tax preparers The Nehemiah Gateway Com- munity Development Corporation is seeking volunteers to prepare taxes for working families. In 2003, 400 trained volunteers pre- pared taxes and generated $6 mil- lion in refunds for almost 5,000 hard-working Delawareans statewide. Volunteers are needed three hours per week from January to mid-April. There is no liability to the tax preparer, and a supervising tax professional is on site at all times. No experience is needed; there are gtatewide locations and flexi- ble hours. A free six-hour training session is presented by the IRS. For more information or to vol- unteer in Kent and Sussex coun- ties, call 947-2726 or email down- state @eitcdelaware.net. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 9.9., 9.004 - 87 Services will be held at 11 a.m., Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pine and Academy streets, Georgetown, with burial in the church ceme- tery immediately following the service. Contributions are suggested to DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947, or to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmington DE 19806. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. [ HAPPY GOBBLE GOBBLE DAY [ from the turkeys at _ sussex I 0000rthodontics I Dr. Michael A. Poleck [   1632 Savannah Rd., Suite 6 I " Lewes, DE ] (302)644-4100 Call for installation (302) 644'4404 Mister Grab Bar InC. Many Colors Available Many falls happen in the home. A simple way to make your home safer is to have grab bars installed. If you or a loved one is planning to, or has had surgery, balance issues, weakness or for just plain safety, our Grab Bars are custom designed to fit your shower, tub, or commode. Don't Let Your Next ? Be Your last Ramps and Raili available, OOet   a md or WCa ,mAICtlnrmNt WHAT I S YO U R F I NAN C IAL ADVISOR DOING FOR YOU? Here's a sample of what we do: • Holisticfinancial planning using a team aroach • Creative financial solutions tailored to.your needs • Regularportfolio reviews • We answer our own phones • We oork with clients' attorneys and accountants We ahoays have an advisor available to speak oith.you • Charitable support of the community • We even make house calls Call us for o complimentary portfolio revieto today. McGlone/Lusco Financial Advisory Group of Wachovia Securities 25 ° W. Pratt Street, I3th Floor • Baltimore, MD 212OI In Rehoboth Beach: 227-734 • Toll-Free: 8OO-638-O66 thomas, mcglone@wachoviasec, cam Visit our uebsite at vww, mcglonelusco. obsec.corn. Listen to our radio show on WGMD, 92.7 FM, Sundays, 12:00 noon to 1:00p.m.