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26 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 NEWS" Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 23 Donald W. Kane, Ametek retiree Donald W. Kane, 80, of Lewes, passed away peacefully'Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Renaissance Healthcare. He was born in Hockendauqua, Pa., Oct. 20,1930, son of the late William M. and Katie M. (Kreglow) Kane. A resident of Lewes for the past eight years, Donald relocat- ed here after retiring to Florida from Pennsylvania. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ametek, U.S. Gauge Divi- sion of Sell- ersviUe, Pa,. in 1990 as a su- pervisor. He spent many years coaching Donald Kane youth baseball in Pennsylva- nia and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. He was a life member of the American Legion land a 60-year member of the Q uakertown, Pa. Masonic Lodge 512. He attended First Baptist Church of Lewes. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine M. (Engler) Kane of Lewes; two sons: Michael D. Kane and wife Lynn of Valparaiso, Fla., and Patrick J. Kane of Breinigsville, Pa.; one daughter, Brenda K. Stephens and husband Richard of Pocomoke City, Md.; and one grandson, Nathan K. Stephens of Pocomoke City. Funeral services and entomb- ment were held Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patri- ots Way, Millsboro, with the Rev. David Munro officiating. Family suggests memorial con- tributions may be made to: American Bible Society: Bibles for Troops, PO Box 96812, Wash- ington, DC 20090. Arrangements by Parsell Fu- neral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes Joseph E. Ironside, retired sergeant Joseph E. rronside, 81, of Mills- boro, formerly of Newark passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, as a resuk of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday, Nov. 26. Joe was born in Kennett Square, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Emil ie (Buffmgton) Ironside. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He then served in the Air National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a senior master sergeant. After his service with the Air Force and Air National Guard, he worked as a supervisor of aircraft main- tenance. Joe was a longtime member of American Legion Post 28 of Oak Orchard, where he served as fi- nance officer and was a member of the honor guard. He was a volunteer in the Beebe Medical Ce.nter Cardiac Unit; he served on the board of directors for the Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club and was a great person. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Marie (Klair) Ironside; two brothers, Don Ironside of Odessa and James Ironside of West Grove, Pa.; three sisters, Peggy Holcomb and Evelyn Schopfer, both of Kennett Square, and Em- ilie Reynolds of Newark. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro, followed by interment with military hon- ors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Mills- boro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Joe's memory to Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club, 31550 Oak Or- chard Road, Millsboro, DE 19966. O. Joseph Penuel, Sussex farmer O. Joseph Penuel, 87, of Mil- ford, passed away at his home Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He was born in Ellendale to the late Har- vey E. and Mary Elizabeth War- ren Penuel. He was predeceased by his wife, Susan C. Argo Penuel, in 1981; a brother, Linwood C. Penuel; a sister, Catherine P. Ken- tort; a brother, Harvey E. Penuel Jr.; a son-in-law, William M. smile. He loved his five daugh- ters and was very proud of them and their families. In his early years, loe was a skilled welder on subchasers at the Vinyard Shipyard in Milford. He was a self-employed dairy, grain and vegetable farmer in Sussex County, owning and op- erating 3,000 acres at one time. He was one of the first farmers to ever grow more than 100 acres of potatoes in Sussex County. He was co-owner of Johnson & Penuel, a farm machinery dealer- Short Jr.; and John and Ruby ship in Harbeson during the French with whom he lived for 1950s. In the late 1960s, he approximately six years during opened a successful roadside his youth. He was a friend to many and will be remembered for his great listening skills, advice, fairness, helping others and wonderful vegetable market/restaurant. Meeting the public and educat- ing them on good farm products brought him much satisfaction. He enjoyed bipartisan politics. Past memberships and affdia- tions include the Delaware State Farm Bureau; Sussex County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; vice president, Delaware State Farm Bureau; Delaware State Farm Bureau president for 11 years; Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Committee for Sussex County; past president, Interstate Milk Producers Asso- ciation; director and chairman, Southern States Cooperative, Milton; chairman, Governor's Council on Agriculture; chair- man, Council of Farm Organiza- tions; director and executive committee member, Fama Family Mutual Insurance Co. & Farm Family Life Insurance Company, Albany, N,Y.; Milford school Continued on page 28 Milton, Delaware 19968 On Route I just before the Broadkill Bridge between Lewes and Milford 50% OFF ABOVE GROUND MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS There has never been a better time to extend your family's heritage or establish a new heritage at Henlopen Memorial Park. 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