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30 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3- MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 NEWS / Obituaries )) Continued from page 28 James J. Aeckerle, street dept. retiree lames I. Aeckerle, 92, of Lowes, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Harrison House Nursing and Rehabilitation in George- town. ~ ]ames retired from the City of Philadelphia in the streets, de- partment. His parents, Frederick and Alice Dougherty Aeckerle; and his wife Margaret Ross Aeckerle precede him in death. He is survived by b_is daughters, Maureen Bream and husband Robert of Lewes, and Margaret Mary Aeckerle of Jackson, Wyo., four grandchildren, Pedar D. En- ger, Catherine M. Davis; Kristin Bream and Jeff Bream. A com- mittal service was held Thurs- day, Dec. 2, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to any veterans or- ganization. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Mills- boro. Robert Merkler, legion member Memorial services for Robert Merkler, 74, of Brownwood, Texas, formerly of Lewes and Georgetown, will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, at the First Christian Church in Brownwood with Pastor Sterling Lentz offici- ating, services and cremation held under the direction of Davis Morris Funeral Home. Mr. Merkler passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Robert Merkier Brownwood. Robert lames Merkler was born Dec. 7, 1935, in Staten Island, N.Y., to Charles Merkler and Janet (Mor- risey) Merkler. He married Madelon Alys Coussirat Oct. 11, 1964, in Staten Island. He had formerly lived in Delaware be- fore moving to Texas to be close to family. Robert worked as an electrician and was a member of the American Legion.Post 28 in Oak Orchard. He enioyed cook- ing, bowling and painting as well as square dancing and calling for the square dances. Robert is survived by his wife Madelon Merkler of Brown- wood; daughters, Karen 14rnch and husband Frank of Brown- wood, and Audrey Honegger and husband Carl of Stirling, N.J.; grandchildren, Robert Lynch, Nicole Honegger, ]essica Lynch, Alex Honegger and Katie Honegger. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers the family re- quest donations be made to the Lighthouse Hospice, 107 D South Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801 or the American Heart As- sociation. William'llilr Krauss, Eagles fan . William "Bill" Krauss, 42, of Millsboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 21110, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Bill was a huge Eagles fanand loved to shoot pool. "He was a great guy." He is preceded in death by his brother, Paul R. Krauss ]r. in 2007. He is survived by his father, Paul IL Krauss Sr.; and his moth- er, Eileen Krauss, both of Mills- boro; a brother, Christopher Krauss of Millsbom; sister Lisa Dickson and husband Tracy of Bridgeville; and a sister-in-law, Karen Wood Krauss of George- town. A special friend, Linda An- drews,, several nieces, nephews and extended family and his ca- nine friend Roxie also survive him. Services will be private. Arrangement by Watson Fu- neral Home, Millsboro. Mabel E. McCray, postal service retiree Mabel Elizabeth McCray, 92, of Millsboro, passed away Wednes- day, Nov. 24, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilita- tion, in Millsboro. She was born ]an. 4, 1918, in Frankford to the late Margaret McCray Baylis and Harvey Tyre. She was raised by her aunt, the late W'dliamenia McCmy Fasset. Mabel received her education in the Frankford Elementary School and Delaware State Col- lege. After college, Mabel moved to Philadelphia and later to Cali- fornia, where she resided for many years. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Mabel was very active in the church. She worked with the youth in Delaware, Pennsylvania and California. She received her credentials in dramatics of reli- gion from the National Band of Churches in Tennessee. She was a member of the Young Women's Christian Association and direc- tor of the Woodlawn Center in California. She was also a mem- ber of the Centrex Toast Mis- tresses, and served as the presi- dent of the organization for sev- eral years. After retiring from her job, Mabel returned to Delaware to care for her mother and sister, Marie Ingram. She later reunited with Antioch Church. Cape Gazette Mabel leaves to cherish Cemetery (Old Field) Route 24 memories a host of cousins Millsboro. friends. | A visitation will be held from Robert W. Neale, 11:30 a.m. to 12".30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Watson Funeral Hor e, retired comptroller 211 Washington St., Millsboro.[A Robert W. 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