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- CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, December 1 - Monday, December 4, 2006 Continued from page 3 Courtroom battle continues; parties seek judgment The Cape Henlopen Taxpayers for Fair Elections and the Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education hope to walk away with a final victory following the Court of Chancery hearing sched- uled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Dover before Vice Chancellor John W. Noble. In the aftermath of failed settlement negoti- NOBLE ations, both sides filed motions during October asking the court to enter judgment in their favor Without requiring a full trial. The taxpayers claim they should win because the school board predetermined what architect and construc- tion management firms they would hire and hired them without following legal require- ments, in a way that deceix, ed the public. The school board claims it should win because any technical noncompliance was inadvertent, it did no intentional wrong, and the taxpayers failed to diligently pursue their claims as plans and work on the new Cape Henlopen High School proceeded at an expedited pace. The parties last appeared for a Court of Chancery hearing on July 25, 2006. Milton council to discuss sewer credits, wastewater treatment Milton Town Council will hold public meetings Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4-5. The Dec. 4 meeting will be the regular monthly council meeting, slated for 7 p.m., at Milton Town Hall, 116 Front St. The council will revisit a request for sewer cred- its from the Eagle Eye development group, which seeks to build condominiums and businesses at the former marina. Subdivision and annexation requests are also on the agenda, and there will be a pub- lic hearing on the state's community block grants. During the 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5 meeting," Tidewater Utilities representatives will hold an informational workshop on the town's planned wastewater plant. The meeting will be held at Milton Elementary School, 512 Federal St. No voting is slated by the council during this meeting. For more information call 684-4110 or visit www.ci.milton.de.us. Decorated White House Egg voting set Dec. 3 Delaware egg artists of all ages will have their decorated eggs on display from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Dover Mall. The display will be behind Santa Claus's chair by JC Penney. Visitors are encouraged to vote for a favorite egg, which will be displayed at the White House in 2007. There will be more than 40 eggs on display. Every year since 1994, each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for dis- play. Local crafters and artists create the decorated eggs that represent each state. Eggs can be decorated in any fashion - suing paints, beads, decoupage, etching and carving - with contest registration held each September. The egg decorating contest is open to any Delaware resident, and the winning egg designer will receive $100 and an invitation from the White House to see the state eggs on display with a welcome reception by the First Lady. For more information, contact Cindy Davis at the Delaware Department of Agriculture. 800-282-8685 or send email to cindy.davis @ state.de.us. Lewes architectural panel to hear sign request The Lewes Architectural Review Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in City Hall. The panel will consid- er a request by A. Wallace Evans on behalf of the Lewes Fire Department located at 327 Savannah Road, for the installation of a message board sign. Late Obituaries Carl John Abramowicz, Beebe radiologist Dr. Carl John Abramowicz, 57, passed away suddenly Wednes- day, Nov. 29, 2006. Carl was born May 23, 1949, in Cordoba, Argentina. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Canada, and two years later to Woodlyn, Pa. He attend- ed St. James Catholic High School. In 1972, he ABRAMOWICZ received an electrical engi- neering degree from Drexel University. After graduation, he attended the Krakow Medical Academy in Poland from 1972 to 1978. It was there where he met met his wife, Halina. They were married in 1974 in Czechoslovakia. Abramowicz completed his res- idency at Wilmington Medical Center in Wilmington. In 1983, he relocated to Lewes, where he worked at the Beebe Medical Center for the past 23 years as a well respected radiologist. Carl was full of energy, an avid pilot who enjoyed sailing, skiing and hunting. He traveled the world and was always looking for adventure. He was deeply loved by his family and friends. So many people considered him their best friend. He will be truly missed by all. Abramowicz is survived by his beloved  Halina; his daugh- ters, Sabina and Christina; his mother, Jadwiga; his brothers, Fred and Robert and his wife, Rebecca; his mother-in-law, Wanda; and sisters-in-law Kristina and Wanda; uncles; cousins; nephew, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother Eddie, his sister Lillian and his father, Robert who has been missing since July 2005. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday Dec. 3, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call after noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beebe Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Marguerite Rogers Hill, devoted homemaker Marguerite Rogers Hill; 89, of" Lewes, died Monday, Nov, 27, 2006, as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile acci- dent. Mrs. Hill was born in Georgetown the daughter of the late Edward and Bertie Ellingsworth Rogers. She HILL was raised in Georgetown and was a graduate of Georgetown High School. She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. During World War II, she worked at Fort Miles in Lewes as a telephone operator. After her marriage to. the late Arthur Lee Hill Jr., to whom she was married for 55 years, she lived in Philadelphia; Lewes; Durham, N.C.; and Georgetown. Whether innate or learned, she spoke her mind often and freely. She enjoyed "having a talking time" With whomever she enCoun- tered. All marveled at the posses- sion of the faculties she still held. Her family and relatives remem- ber fondly summer holidays at her home on Dewey Avenue in Lewes and her love of the beach. Her greatest legacy was her devotion to her son, Arthur Lee III, who suffered for 12 years before suc- cumbing to his illness and to whom she ministered tenderly, Besides her parents, husband and only child, Marguerite was predeceased by a sister, Doris; a hrother, Henry and his wife Ruth; her sister-in-law, Elaine Rogers; and her companion, Edgar Polite. She is survived by a brother, Edward "Snooky" Rogers of Georgetown; two grandchildren, A. Lee Hill IV of Cary, N.C., and Jeffrey R. Hill of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Hill and Dunning Hill. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, with inter- ment following in the adjoining church cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Marguerite's name to Lewes Presbyterian Church, PO Box 612, Lewes, DE 19958, or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services of Long Neck. John R. Clark Jr., World War II veteran John R. Clark Jr., 81, of- Henlopen Acres, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. He was born June 11, 1925, in Washington, D.C., son of the late John R. Clark and Susan Dawson Giddings Clark. He was a fourth gener- CLARK a t i o n Washingtonian and grew up in Bethesda, Md., and later ow the family farm in White Oak, Md. White Oak Farm, the namesake of the exit on the Capital Beltway, was originally the home of Mr. Clark's paternal great-grandfather James Clark, a Scottish immi- grant. James Clark, a botanist, helped found the National Botanical Gardens and traveled the world collecting samples of flora for the gardens. When White Oak Farm was sold, the state of Maryland transplanted many of the tree species to parks. After graduating from Montgomery Blair High School, he served as an infantryman in the 94th Division of the U.S. 3rd Army in the western theatre dur- ing World War II. His primary role was as a scout in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany from August 1944 until the end of the war in Europe. At the end of the war, he helped transport freed prisoners of war during the Allied occupation and was in Czechoslavakia when the Russians took over that country. Mr. Clark received two purple hearts and two good conduct medals during his military serv- ice. After the war, he attended George Washington University and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950 with bachelor of science degrees in chemical engineering and business admin- istration. His career in the chemical and aerospace industries spanned almost 30 years, during which he graduated from the Advanced Management Program _of Harvard Business School in 1968. He par- ticipated in many civic and pro- fessional associations and served as president of the D.C. Council and national vice president of the Navy League from 1978 to 1982. He retired as vice president of Bell Aerospace in 1984. Shortly thereafter, he moved to the coast of Delaware and served on the board of managers of Henlopen Acres, overseeing the reconstruc- tion of the water production and distribution system andthe Town Hail. He was an avid golfer, enjoying his membership at Burning Tree Club in Bethesda. He also enjoyed hunting, horseback rid- ing, gardening, painting and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Claudia Hutchison Clark of Henlopen Acres; his daughter, Cecelia Melesco and her husband, the Honorable David Melesco of Rocky Mount, Va; his son, John R. Clark III and his wife, Mary Boney Clark of Bethesda; and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William G. Clark and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rehoboth Beach. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. An addi- tional memorial service will be at a later date in the Washington, D.C. area. Interment will be pri- vate at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fairland, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947, or to the Rehoboth Beach Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 327, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Send online condolences to condolences @ parsell funeral- homes.com. Reese B. Elliott Jr., construction worker Reese Barnes "Barney" Elliott lr., 51, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. He was the son of the late Reese Barnes Elliott Sr. and Mary Burris Elliott. Mr. Elliott was a retired heavy equipment operator with Bunting and Murray Construction. He enjoyed bottle collecting, carving ducks, football, NASCAR, work- ing outside and flowers. He is survived by two sons. Reese Barnes Elliott III and wife Stephanie, of Long Neck, and Travis Alan Elliott of Long Neck; his ex-wife, Michelle Gregg of Long Neck; two grandchildren, Brayden and Travis Jr.; a sister, Gail Wolfe of Long Neck; and a brother, Leonard Clark of Woodstown. N.J. Services 'will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Watson Funeral Home 211 Washington St. Millsboro, where friends may call an hour earlier. The Rev. Rob Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.