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Obituaries Elizabeth G. Hooper, prominent civic leader Elizabeth Gundry Hooper, 75, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thurs- day, Nov. 25, 1999, at home. Mrs. Hooper was born in Balti- more and spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach at her aunt and uncle's inn. In 1974, she pur- chased the inn from them, keeping the Corner Cup- board name and continuing the family tra- dition of hos- pitality and quality innkeeping. HOOPER Mrs. Hooper began her career in Falls Church, Va., with the Dittmar Company of Fairfax, Va., prior to purchasing the Corner Cupboard. A community activist and polit- ical watchdog, Mrs. Hooper was a meoaber of the League of Women Voters, was on the board of the Delaware Department of Trans- portation, was president of the Re- hoboth Beach Historical Society and was one of the founding members of the local Restaurant Association. She was a member of the Anglican Parish of St. James, Georgetown. Mrs. Hooper was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hooper Jr. and a son, Charles Hooper III. She is survived by a son, Shel- don Knight Hooper of Barre, Vt., and a brother, John Richard Gundry, and his family of Seaford; and a myriad of family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, EO. Box 38, Milton, DE 19968; the Sussex County AIDS Committee Inc., EO. Box 712, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 ; or Alliance for the Mentally I11 in Delaware, 2500 W. 4th Street, Suite 5, Wilmington, DE 19805. Thomas J. Seery, textile teclolo#st Thomas J. Seery, 84, of rural Lewes and formerly of Arlington, Va., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a self made man, and a retired textile technologist, having been employed as a buyer for Ben Franklin stores, in quality control for Burlington Industries and as an instructor for the Barbazon School of Fashion Merchandise.. Mr. Seery was active in many civic organiza- tions. He was past president of Lewes-Re- hoboth Meals on Wheels, serving from 1982 to 1998 on the board. In 1997 he re- ceived the Io- SEERY cal Meals on Wheels Volunteer of the Year award and in 1998 he re- ceived the national Meals on Wheels Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service, support and devotion to delivering meals to the homebound. He was past chapter president of the Na- tional Association of Retired Fed- eral Employees (NARFE), and served as a legislative officer for the American Association of Re- tired Persons (AARP). In his service with NARFE, Mr. Seery succeeded in having a bill intro- duced in the state legislature to in- crease retirement pay tax exemp- tions from $3,000 to $7,500 for indiviudals and $10,000 for cou- ples. He was also active on the Com- munity Board and Men's Club at Angola By The Bay where he lived, serving on many commit- tees and at virtually every post. Mr. Seery was also known for his frequent contributions to both lo- cal call-in radio shows and the ed- itorial pages of weekly and daily newspapers. amilton-Ler, 3int. Rehoboth Beach Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. 10-6 Tues., & Thurs 10-8 Sun. Noon-5 Stop by today & see the many selections of: KITCHEN COUNTER STOOLS BARS HOME ACCENTS WINE CAGES PUB TABLES BAR FIXTURES & SUPPLIES GLASSWARE BARSTOOLS "FOR THE HOME" (302) 644-7753 Directions: Just off Route One on Old Landing Road (274) CAPE GAZETTE' Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 - 33  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret; two sons, Thomas J. Jr. of Arlington and John D. of Lewes; and four grandchildren. Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funei'al Ser- vices, Long Neck, with a grave- side service at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Contributions are suggested to Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels, Rt. 9, Box 135, Lewes DE 19958. Beach, with burial in Epworth Cemetery. Contributions are sug- gested to the Alzheimer's Associ- ation, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.  Arrangements by Parsl! Fu- neral Homes & Crematium, Lewes. Sarah Frances Siebert' I fiques collector Sarah Frances Siebert, 78, of Milton, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Siebert lived in Tennessee, West Virginia and Pennsylvania prior to moving to Delaware. Af- ter her working career, she pur- sued her love of browsing antique shops and yard sales and was an avid collector of glassware. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Cappy" Siebert, in 1995; and a sister, Margaret Eanone Cook. She is survived by four sons, Phillip Meade of Florida, Richard Orr of Delaware, Robert Orr of Maryland and Michael Orr of Pennsylvania; a sister, Evelyn Pollock of Drummonds, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Drum- monds, Tenn. Contributions are suggested to Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 228 Quito Drummonds Road, Drummonds, TN 38023. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton, Frank H. Biden, retired car salesman Frank H. Biden, 81, of Brandy- wine Hundred and Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Christiana Hospital. Mr. Biden was a retired car salesman from Colonial Chevro- William Crosby, former florist owner William Crosby, 82, of Lewes, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Lewes Convalescent Center. Mr. Crosby was the former owner of Crosby's Florist in Re- hoboth Beach, which he sold in 1980. He then worked for Sussex County Planning and Zoning in Georgetown for seven years, re- tiring in 1987. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Re- hoboth Beach, a 32-degree Mason with Jefferson Lodge, Lewes, a member of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Post 5 of Rehoboth. He was a past president of the Re- hoboth Beach Volunteer Fire De- partment and had served as a Re- hoboth Beach City Commission- er. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois H. Crosby; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marianne Crosby of Citra, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jim Fagan of Ames, Iowa; a brother, Donald, of Citra, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Dick of Newburgh, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Ep- worth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth can color your wodd (not to mention your copies), our full service color laser copier. let. He enjoyed fishing and gar- dening and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a volun- teer for Meals on Wheels in Lewes, and a volunteer at the A:I. DuPont Children's Hospital. He loved his home in Rehoboth. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Evelyn Kirk Biden; a son, Jeffrey G. of Wilmington; two stepchildren by his second wife, the late Virginia Biden, Virginia Vogel and Ronald Graft; and a brother, Joseph' R. Biden Sr. of Wilmington ....... A mass of Christian burial was Continued on page 34 Suggested retail $1125 Our *749 Discount Price on all in-stock clocks and special orders web.00ter furmture 4424 Hwy. One Rehobolh Beach 227-8100 (800) 675-2007 Mon,-Fn. 10-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-4 Major Credit Cards Accepted 90 Days Same-As-Cash HOWARD  M I LLER.